All your Stampin’ Up! news including my upcoming events

All the news: I know I have been a little quiet lately but life has not been dull – so much happening.  But I will tell you about that another day.  Lots of events coming up this month.  And don’t forget the Christmas Charity Day on 6 October supporting our aussie Farmers through Drought Angels… Read More »

Wishing You Well Stamp Set – my favourite product from the new Christmas catalogue

Wishing You Well Stamp – a sleeping giant of the new Christmas Catalogue   It is that time of the year when we start thinking Christmas – well if you are like me, that is.  I know there are still three and a half months to go but I have some holidays coming up so… Read More »

August – the month of special offers and special products

Special Offer 1 You can now order the amazing products from the Colour Your Season promotion, including the Blended Seasons Bundle (stamp set and dies) and the Watercolour Pencils (ten new colours).  But only during the month of August.  The pencil assortment set features all new colours.  The Stitched Season Stamp Set has 10 different… Read More »

Upcoming card making classes in Brisbane

Check out this month’s card making classes It is time to book your place for this month’s event.  This weekend there are three class options available.  Friday’s classes feature a waterfall card which is so much fun to make.  I have even used this waterfall mechanism on scrapbooking pages.  Sunday’s class features the really popular… Read More »

My Favourite Stamp Set from the Annual Catalogue is…..

All the Good Things I am not really sure why I love the All the Good Things stamp set, but I do.  When the Big Brown Box (BBB) arrived with my first order from the 2018 Annual Catalogue, this was the first stamp set I pulled out and started to play with.  And there were quite a few choices… Read More »

Masculine Birthday Card – Mission Impossible or was it?

What makes a ‘good’ Masculine Birthday card I have to say that the answer to this question is probably determined by your personal taste.  But your design is also often influenced by the intended receiver of the card as well.  But these guidelines always work for masculine cards: geometric designs, earthy colours, outdoors subjects, hobbies, interactive… Read More »

So much is happening in Ann’s PaperWorks Stampin’ Up! land including Christmas in July

Upcoming events: I have just returned from the Crafty Paper Bees Winter Retreat held at Brookfield.  We all had a fabulous time – lots of crafting, surprises, laughter and silliness!  I have posted quite a few updates on my Facebook Page.   There will be another retreat scheduled for 2019 but I have yet to firm… Read More »

Have you found any hidden gems in the new catalogue?

We all have our favourite go-to stamp sets, papers, colours and embellishments that we use all the time.  But do you ever find a hidden gem in the catalogue that you had previously not noticed? Well, this cute framed art piece uses one of those hidden gems – Pick a Pennant Stamp Set with an alphabet (small size stamps), two different pennants and some cute images.  This project is a good example of how to use your supplies to make a unique handmade gift.

Just released! Want just enough but not too much Designer Series Paper?

Quarter Packs of Designer Series Paper Shares are now on sale So you may have guessed by now that July 1 brought some great Stampin’ Up! special offers. Well, I have added one more to make it even easier for you – a new round of Designer Series Paper (patterned paper) Shares reflecting the current special Designer… Read More »

Graceful Glass Designer Vellum 3D projects – July Global Stampers Challenge

Graceful Glass Designer Vellum Global Stampers Challenge This month’s Global Stampers’ Blog Hop Challenge is a 3 D project.  I sometimes struggle with 3 D projects – not always does something creative quickly pop into my head and this month it was no different.  But I do always have a soft spot for candles and… Read More »

Tranquil Tide Lakeside Framelits July Scrapbooking Kit

A fabulous scrapbooking kit suitable for memory keepers of all levels. It features the Lilypad Lake Bundle and the Tranquil Tide Designer Series Paper. This kit combines stamping, die-cutting and scrapbooking. Tips and tricks provided as part of the article for those that can’t make the Creative Class. RSVP’s due this Wednesday 4 July 2018.

I cannot believe what special offers are available in July for you

If you join Stampin’ Up! in July you receive a FREE Ink Pad assortment (10 ink pads, new style – over $130 in value). This is on top of an already amazing starter kit offer of $169 and choose ANY products you want up to a value of $235 PLUS get FREE shipping.  Join my team today and get a colour family of your own.  PLUS 4 for the price of 3 Designer Series Papers

June Creative Classes

I have finalised the projects for June’s creative classes and I am very satisfied with the projects – in fact, I can’t wait to share them with you. Numbers are limited, so don’t delay in reserving your spot.

This month I am featuring the Brusho Colour Crystals which are amazing for adding that splash of colour.  They are easy to work with once you understand how they react with water and even other liquids.  Brusho can be used directly on stamps, embossing folders but I feel that the magic happens when you add water on Shimmery White cardstock or Watercolour Paper.  You will not want to miss this class – you will be blown away by how artistic you will be.

For June’s Technique Teaser, the Garden Impressions Suite (p. 128-130 of the Annual Catalogue) is taking centre stage with a little bit of help from a few simple fun folds.  Fancy folds can sometimes be a little overwhelming, so this month, I am featuring fun folds, simple folds that WOW.

Which stamp set is the no-failure one? Healing Hugs

Check out what is my favourite no-fail stamp set from the new 2018-19 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue. It is called Healing Hugs and is so easy to use creating spectacular projects. I have also included a bonus FREE download, a colour coach, to make your colour selections easy. You do not want to miss this special offer.

Stampin’ Up! Product Shares and Swatch Books

Stampin’ Up! 2018 Annual Catalogue Products Shares and Swatch Books Are you like me and absolutely love Stampin’ Up!’s Designer Series Papers? I have to confess I get excited by all the new papers, ribbons and embellishments that come with every catalogue.   I am even more excited when my order arrives and there they all are – these… Read More »