Monday, March 30, 2009

Good Morning Sunshine!

Well it was great this year to get a sneak peak of the new caty and pre-order some of the items before its release on April 1 (2 more sleeps!). The new DSP that we got to pre-order is called Good Morning Sunshine and one of the SS was "good friend" - a retro type set featuring a cool looking bird. Here's a notebook I decorated using them both:

Notice there's some new colours in there? Yes the paper features the new in-colours - I just love that blue - its called Pacific Point. here's a card featuring some of the other in -colours - Baja Breeze, Tangerine Tango and the ribbon is Kiwi Kiss, nice hey! I received this card from SU! - its an invitation to the Managers reception at convention - wow! I was so chuffed to get this - cant wait to go!

Well must go - I need to make about 6 cards (heaps of birthdays this month!) not that I think I'll be getting them all done tonight - first day back at work was a killer - I really just want to curl up in bed!! hmm maybe the cards can wait...

Sunday, March 29, 2009

We're Back!

Hi everyone, thanks for all your well wishes for our holiday we did have a great time!! As with all holidays though it has come to an end all too quickly - back to work for us both tomorrow - bummer!!!

We thoroughly enjoyed our time on Hamilton Island. The highlight was probably the boat trip we took to hook island (were Breanna actually snorkeled the reef with us!), and then on to Hill Inlet and Whitehaven beach - the most beautiful beach you can imagine! Thought I'd share a few holiday snap shots with you all...

I love this first shot - we had the cocktail bar tender take it for us - I think its the only shot I'm in (I'm always the one behind the camera!) And before you all start freaking out - don't worry Breanna's was non-alcoholic and she thought we were all having juices - so no bad example set either!!...

This next one is of the view from our apartment with the resident Cockatoos visiting our balcony. The view was amazing, the water the most beautiful blue - this picture was on an overcast day so doesn't show it as well...

This last one is a shot I took of the sunset from one tree hill on Hamilton island...

I took about a 1000 photos and really gave my new camera and new photography skills a workout. I took some awesome wildlife shots which no doubt you will get to see when I scrap them on some of the UNREAL new papers in the new caty...which I have to say is absolutely gorgeous and only 3 more sleeps till I can share it with all my wonderful customers.

I'll try to be back tomorrow with a sneak peak item from the new caty. cheers, kaz x

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Signing Off For Some R & R!

Well we are off to the Whitsunday Islands for a couple of weeks R & R - YAY!!!! I soooo need it! Lets just hope there's no more cyclones!

So I wont be back with any new posts until later in the month - just in time for the new caty release!! Can't wait for that!

Here's a quick card for you all- thought I should post a card since everything has been scrapbook pages lately. This is a card I made for Mel's layout challenge swap. The layout was from page 85 of the caty.

How cool are these little handbags made with the Round tab punch? I think they're awesome. I got the idea from one of my very talented customers (waving Kylie!) who gave me one and I just knew I had to make some!

The handbag is made using the Round tab, small and large oval, and word window punches. if you'd like more info let me know by email or leave a comment.

back in a couple of weeks, kaz x

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Memories Project update

Wow, I am so happy - we now have a grand total of 102 layouts to donate!! Woo Hoo - we did it -we made double my pledge. How cool is that!!! Thanks so much to Vicki, Jackie and Tash who have added to the total.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Some More Layouts...

Woo Hoo were in the 90's! Jackie has just added 5 pages to our total so we're up to 94!
Here's some more samples - these were made by Ruta, Jodi, Dannie, Kerri-Anne and Shirley, (not shown in that order) Thanks again girls!

I think that will be the last of the lay out samples. I hope you enjoyed them and they inspired you! And I hope that the people in Victoria who receive them like them too, and that they help them to get back some of their lost precious memories.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

This is what 89 Layouts looks like!

Wow, that's a lot! Mum made another 9 and I managed another 7 so we are now at a grand total of 89!! Excellent effort I reckon. There will be more though - I know that Natasha and Vicki are both sending some so you never know we could make it to 100!

here's a couple of layouts I made using the spring showers papers. I also used the looks like spring stamp set and coordinating flower punch - (they are all retiring at the end of the month, and can you believe the papers are discounted to $5.96 for a pack of 12!) on the first one, for the second one I used the Live Your Dream set - both SS support the Bushfire Appeal - which has now raised over $58000 dollars!

Email me if you'd like any more details. Otherwise I'll be back in the next couple of days with the final total and some more samples.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Quick memories Project Update...

Well the memories project day was a big success thanks so much to Ruta, Jodi, Dannielle, Kerri-Anne and Shirley (aka Mum!) together we achieved an end of day total of 73 Lay outs!!!! Woo Hoo!! Were not done yet though, I'm expecting a parcel from Natasha and Mum took home a simply scrappin kit to put together and I'm hoping to put a few more together as well. But not tonight - I'm exhausted!
I'll take some pics of our layouts tomorrow and hopefully be back to post them here for you all to see. Good night

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Retired List

Well the retired list is out and it’s HUGE!

SU! is having a massive clean out this year, which is sad because lots of my favorites are going, BUT that means there will be heaps of room for lots of cool new products in the new catalogue out on 1st April!!

And it gets even better –
this year SU! has discounted heaps of retiring stamps and accessories by 25% and some by 50%!!!

The downside to this is that stocks are limited and once sold out that’s it. Some things have sold out already! So you need to act quickly.

Just a couple of points to note:
* Designer series papers are discounted 25% meaning they are $8.96 for 12 sheets double sided!!!! How cheap is that? There is even two packs that are 50% off $5.98 – Spring Showers and Spring Flowers – these are the ones that were left out of the caty pictures so if you’d like to see what they look like check out the 07-08 IBC or email me for a picture.
* Heaps of other awesome accessories like simply scrappin kits, rub-ons, chipboard and ribbons are also 25% off
* Ink pads will be going up to $11.95 in the new caty. Maybe now is a good time to stock up on a few new colours and beat the price rise.

here for the retired list in numerical order by page number (so you can go through the caty from cover to cover and see what’s going)
here to view it in alphabetical order by stamp set name.

Below is a list of those products which have already sold out or are in low quantity:

Item Number Product Description Availability
10756 Flip Flops Unavailable
109020 Wild Wasabi Classic Ink Refill Unavailable
109015 Soft Sky Classic Stamin' Ink Refill Unavailable
109016 River Rock Classic Stampin' Ink Refill Unavailable
109017 Purely Pomegranite Classic Stampin' Ink Refill Unavailable
100381 Earth Elements Eyelets Unavailable
100378 Soft Subtle Eyelets Unavailable
109019 Groovy Guava Classic Stampin' Ink Refill Unavailable
108748 Best Friend Numbers Unavailable
107212 Mateys Map Unavailable
105320 Basic Eyelets Unavailable
103195 Gifts Galore Unavailable
107561 Garden Annuals Unavailable
109610 Confetti Simply Scrappin' Unavailable
104279 Leaf Prints Unavailable
110255 Bundle of Joy Unavailable
112402 Short Order Numbers Unavailable
109018 Blue Bayou Classic Stampin' Ink Refill Unavailable
108720 Ahoy, Matey Low Quantity
108740 Bareback Low Quantity
108746 Best Friends Alphabet Lower Low Quantity
108747 Best Friends Alphabet Upper Low Quantity

Please contact me asap if you'd like to purchase any of these retiring products while they last.

More Scrappin'...

Well the memories project layout total continues to climb, I've added another two to the total and many thanks to Kerri-Anne who has completed 5 for this great cause! So were up to 31 now!! WOO HOO!!
So here's another sample...This one I put together using the Bali Breeze designer series papers (love love love them!) from the Summer Mini Caty which finishes at the end of this month...

I really liked the layout so I decided to make another one for myself with a gorgeous photo I took of Breanna at Jimmy's Beach a few weeks ago. I tweeked the layout a little and added a few more elements...The title "Cherish" is from the Cherished Rub ons - currently 25% off rrp! I've also used some felt fusion flowers and some extra wide rose red double stitched ribbon - also from the Summer Mini. This is how it turned out...

Here's another Bali Breeze inspired layout for the memories project...

And while I was on a roll...I did another layout of Breanna. This time having fun on her slippery dip in the back yard. I also used the Be Happy stamp set for this one - It's a great set for scrappin, I'm very sad to see it retire but its not one I'll be parting with! The title "It's the little Things" is from the Anchored Rub Ons which are retiring and are 25% off - $14.96 for two large sheets!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Memories Project Update

Thank you to everyone who has contacted me and offered to donate pages or come along and help on Saturday.
So far between my Mum and I we have made 24 layouts ready to donate. We have been trying to keep them as simple and universal as possible. We've mostly been using the same type of layout - one that will enable the recipient to have 1 large, two standard or 4 small photos. We were also mindful of leaving space for titles and journalling. Here's a small sample:

I am really enjoying making these - if only I could scrapbook my photo's this quick - I'd be caught up in no time!
I'll be back with more samples soon.