Sunday, 14 August 2016

More fun holiday pages

Hi there Stampers

Still working on my Europe/Italy Holiday Album in between preparing for my first class since going away and my first Coffee, Cake and Card morning at Myrtle's Pantry - my local coffee haunt :)  Also getting ready for the new Holiday Catalogue Launch on September 1!!!  So much excitement for August :) :) I just love it.

I think I doubled up on my previous pages :( so here are the correct pages 5 and 6......

I added a bit of background stamping to this page using my all time favourite - Gorgeous Grunge and also the big Welcome from  "Welcome Words" Stamp Set.  It is retired now from the previous Occasions Catalogue. This is the first day we boarded our APT ship the Amareina and were welcomed by the Bar Staff :)

I print all my own photos using Kodak Matte Photo Paper and choose a few from my vast collection to highlight in my album.  When I can't choose just a couple normal size I print a number of little "Passport" size pics like these ones above.  Here a little background stamping again seeing that I am using plain Whisper White 12" x 12 " cardstock as my base.  This stamping is using the "Playful Backgrounds" Stamp Set in this latest Annual Catty. As we are now sailing on the Amareina the bubbles in this set were very apt :)

And now Pages 7,8 and 9.......

 A little Washi Tape plus a little journalling is all that is needed for this page

 and I may just come back at a later stage and add a little bit more embellishing to this page??  Not sure yet???

A rainy day on Day 6 calls for a bit of brightening up so I added some gold embossing stars to the red on the journalling card.

Happy stamping everyone

Monday, 8 August 2016

Thoughtful Branches

Hello Stampers

August is a very special month for a couple of reasons.
  1. A new and fun stamp set and bundle are available to purchase.  It has so many fun stamps and framelits and already on Pinterest are lots of creative ideas to use them. - The Thoughtful Branches Bundle.

I have used it in a couple of different ways.  Firstly, for these generic cards I made for a local gift/clothing store in my area

and then using the negative of one of these trees to make this card - 

2.  Secondly, if you have earned any Bonus Day Coupons in July you can redeem them now to buy this new stamp set even cheaper!!! Just pop on over to my store and shop away :) 

Now up to Pages 5 and 6 of my Holiday Album -

As you can see on Page 5 I have not finished my journalling but I plan to come back to that a little later on and finish it off.  Another great thing you can do with Project Life as I just pop that square card out of its pouch and write some detail and pop it back in.  So, so easy.

Now off to do a couple more pages of my album :)

Happy stamping

Friday, 29 July 2016

Bonus Days nearly over...

Hello Stampers

Our special promotion during July is nearly over :(  BONUS DAYS - if you have that wish list and it is growing? now is the time to cross a few things off that list and pick up some free coupons in the process.  For every $90.00 you spend you receive a $9.00 coupon to spend through August.  That will help with some of the other things on your wish list :)  Just click on the "Shop Now" link below.

Meanwhile my Holiday Album continues.  Here are Pages 3 and 4.  As you can see Page 4 is not yet finished.  I will come back to that one a little later to finish the journaling.  That is another plus for Project Life as you can continue with your album easily and return to do more at a later date.  Love it :) :)  

You can also just use any left over bits to embellish.  I have used the pink feather in the top left hand pic.  It is from my "Perpetual Calendar" kit and an extra left over.  So nothing gets thrown away much in my craft room :)  A bit of washi tape here and there and walah!!!! Everyone will think you are so creative when they look through your album :) :) 

More pages to come soon.

Happy stamping

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Project Life Album time

Hello Stampers

I am back from my wonderful 5 week trip in Europe and Italy.  I celebrated my 60th Birthday on a Rhine River Cruise and then traveled down for a week in Tuscany Italy via Reims (The Champagne District of France), Basel in Switzerland and Lake Como in North Italy.  I loved every minute and if I had to pick a favourite there was more than one.  I loved Basel in Switzerland as it is a smaller town rich in history and I got to see parts off the beaten Tourist track thanks to the wonderful family I stayed with on the outskirts of Basel.  Tuscany, of course, is just so beautiful with the cute little town of Greve in Chianti only a 15 minute drive from our Villas and also San Gimignano, a bit longer drive but oh so worth it.  Here is a pic of the Villas we stayed in just to give you a bit of an idea

 So I have come home with lots and lots of happy snaps and will be putting a collection of them together in a Project Life Album over the next few weeks.  I just love Project Life as it makes it so much easier to put this kind of album together in no time at all.  It allows for a quick and simple album or one with a little more embellishment and flair.  Whatever is your style.  For those who know me well I tend to go for the more embellished look so this time I will be restraining myself and going for the "middle-of-the-road" look :) :) :)

For those of you who don't know too much about Project Life I will be sharing my pages with you all over the next month or so and you will see just how easy it is but still very effective.  Becky Higgins is the Creator of Project Life and works closely with Stampin' Up! and all the beautiful colours and embellishments they have to offer as well.  Check out the Project Life line in the Annual Catalogue under Memory Keeping.  You will just love it all.

So here are Pages 1 and 2 of my album:-

I traveled with my high school buddy of 47 years!! so Page 1 has our Year 8 High School photo of when we first met :)  All together there were 9 of us for the first few weeks and then 10 for the last week.

As you can see the photos just slot into the various size slots of the Project Life Page Protectors.  I have added a few stamps and ribbons and stickers from my other stamping collections as well as from the Accessory Packs and the Project Life Card Collections available on Pages 163 - 165 of the Annual Catalogue.

You will see "Duck" feature all through my album as I take "Duck" on all my travels and he always gets his photo taken at the various touristy spots :)   Here on Page 1 he is enjoying a cool beverage on the plane trip from Brisbane to Dubai.  The first leg of our trip.

So stay tuned for Pages 3 & 4 coming soon :)

Happy stamping everyone

Saturday, 4 June 2016

The new 2016/2017 Catalogue is now up and running!!!

Hello there Stampers

Well my competition closed at the end of May and there were no entries this time so there will be another opportunity to grab those "give-away" freebies later in the year.

My new Catalogue Launch held on Saturday the 28th May was a ton of fun.  Everyone got to see and touch and feel some of the new fun things now available in this beautiful catalogue and they liked what they saw, touched and felt :) :) :)  Thank you Kay, Karen, Wil, Val and Trish  and thank you Sonia for opening your home for us all :)

The Swirly Bird Bundle has been super popular and I am loving it more and more every day.

Swirly Bird Photopolymer Bundle

We all made a card using this bundle at the Launch and there were lots of "ooohs! and ahhhs!" It was a very simple design but very effective and the greeting is from the "Circle of Spring" stamp set.

Of course there were quite a few little left over Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper bits which I simply cannot just throw away.

This is what I salvaged as I was sure I could do something with them :) 

So here is card # 1 using another favourite - "Timeless Textures" for the border look and a colour combo of Blushing Bride, Tip Top Taupe and Mint Macaron.  Can you see which left over I used here?

Card # 2 - once again using "Timeless Textures" and the greeting from the "Birthday Blooms" set.  The DSP (Timeless Elegance) is a retired one that I really love and am quite sad that it has gone but will continue to love using it while it lasts.  Can you see the leftover piece that I used here???

Card # 3 - the last 2 left over pieces are here.  It is hard to see in the pic but I stamped the larger swirly bird flower on crumb cake and popped the glimmer paper swirl on top.  I also had a play with one of the new Hostess stamp sets - "Love you Lots" using the cute little lady bugs.    The DSP is the new Affectionately Yours Specialty DSP in the new 2016/2017 Catalogue. The cardstock used is Crumb Cake and Night of Navy.

I hope you have all got your hands on the new Catalogue now and checking out all the fabulous design ideas and fun products you can play with : )  If you haven't and you live in Australia just email me here and I will get one to you.

Happy stamping and Catalogue drooling!

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Competition Time!!!!!

Hello Stampers

Well here we are a third of the way through May!!!!!  I am not sure if it is just me but it feels like every time I turn around we are in a new month....whew!!!  nearly half the year has gone already :/

So I thought it would be Competition Time again and especially as we have a brand new and exciting Annual Catalogue starting very soon... on the 1st June to be exact :) :) 

I have been playing with a few of the new goodies coming out in June.  Here are a couple of them -

Now to the Competition here are the rules for entry...

  • You must be an Australian Resident
  • You must not be a current Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
  • You will receive 1 x Entry in the draw if you request a copy of the new 2016 Annual Catalogue and I have not already sent you one
  • You will receive 3 x Entries in the draw if you are a new "Liker" to my FaceBook Page - Stamping Daze with Janette.
  • You will receive 5 x Entries in the draw every time you place an order of $90.00 or more with me, either online or by email, during the month of May 2016.  You also have automatic membership to my Sunnie Coast Stampers Club with this entry.
  • You will receive 10 x Entries in the draw if you book a Workshop/Party with me during the month of August or September 2016.  This can be an "In-Home" Workshop/Party or a "Catalogue" Workshop/Party.  A Catalogue Workshop/Party is where you share the Catalogues (both Annual and mini Holiday) with your friends and colleagues at work and they place an order with you. You can book it for a future date but must be before 30 November 2016
  • You will receive 15 x Entries in the draw if you join my fun "INKcredibles" Team and purchase the "Starter Kit" during the month of May.  Ask me for more info about the Starter Kit here 

There will be a choice of 2 prizes.  One is for the paper crafter and includes a collection of fun Stampin' Up! goodies to the value of $50.00  and the other is a collection of 12 x hand made cards for many occasions.
Good Luck everyone and the competition closes on 27th May 2016 and will be drawn on Saturday 28th May at my Catalogue Launch.  If you are present at the Launch you will also receive 1 x extra entry in the draw. Check my Website Calendar for more info on this Catalogue Launch. 

Happy Stamping

Thursday, 21 April 2016

The Retirement List is here!!!!

Hello Stampers

It is that exciting time of year again.....the end of 2015/2016 Annual Catalogue and the current Occasions Catalogue on 31 May and the start of a brand new 2016/2016 Annual Catalogue full of "delicious" new goodies :) :) 

So that means the Retirement List is now out and selling fast so you have to be quick to pick up some bargains and those products you have been looking at during the year but haven't got yet. 

 Just click on the pic above and check out the full list of retiring stamps and accessories etc at my website.

I had the best time at our local OnStage Event last weekend where I shared a 
2 x bedroom apartment with 4 other lovely ladies.  This is definitely the best part of being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - meeting and laughing and having a great time with all the other fellow Demos.  The gorgeous matching products comes a very close second :)

I love making little "Pillow Gifts" for my other Roomies and the first night  I gave them a yummy Darryl Lea Rocky Road chocky to give them sugar energy for our full day of excitement and I also added a little badge for them to add to their lanyard or the OnStage Bag that we all receive on check in.

The second night they all received a little box of cute soaps.  I just love the glittery bows on top, made so easy with the Bow Builder Punch which is not retiring....Yay!!!! Also the glittery washi tape, sadly, has gone as it was a Sale-a-Bration item.

Here is a pic of us all getting ready for the excitement of the day :) Left to right - Carmen, Geetha, Trish, Sonia and me :) 

The next exciting thing to come is the new 2016/2017 Annual Catalogue which I will share a bit more about next time :)   stay tuned..........

Happy stamping