Anna Wheaton - Independent Stampin' Up! ®
Demonstrator, Burleigh Waters, Q, AUSTRALIA
Phone 07 55 765 469 Email: Blog:

December 31, 2010

Another (another) notebook!

Yes, just one more - a smaller one this time. I made this for my niece for Christmas. This beautiful, bright DSP is retired unfortunately!
Interested in a Valentine's promotion? Click on the side bar to read more!
Thanks to everyone who participated in the December Frenzy! What a great month of bargains.
Stay tuned for information about my Open House to launch Sale-a-Bration!

December 28, 2010

Sale-a-Bration is coming

Sale-a-bration begins January 25th. Earn FREE stamp sets! Contact me for more details or keep an eye on my blog for more information!

December 24, 2010

Scallop Envelope Christmas

One of my first Big Shot (everyone needs one of these) accessories was the Scallop Envelope die. I used it to make a little Christmas gift for my workshop ladies. If you went to the Bon Jovi concert instead, this is what you missed out on :-)
Stamps: Tiny Tags
Card: Close to Cocoa DSP, Real Red A4, Whisper White A4, Soft Suede A4
Ink: Real Red, Soft Suede
Tools: Big Shot Scallop Envelope die, Jewellery Tag Punch
Accessories: Gold Brad, Glue Dots, 2-Way Glue Pen

Merry Christmas to everyone. Thanks for visiting my blog!

December 23, 2010

Another notebook

This is a notebook I made for myself awhile ago. Scroll down to my previous post to see another. This one uses the Elegant Soiree DSP.

December 22, 2010

Thankyou Notebook

I love that a simple but beautiful and unique gift can be created using Stampin' Up! products. I bought this notebook for my upline as a thankyou. It was a plain brown style from Borders. But with a bit of DSP and ribbon and one of my favourites, the owl punch, I created what I think is a beautiful gift. I hope she likes it! This notebook is covered in the Woodland Walk DSP which has all sorts of images to suit the owl punch (his tummy uses this DSP too!)
Check back tomorrow and I'll show you a notebook using another colour combo.

December 20, 2010

An Ella card

My niece, who has had her cards on my blog before, sent me this beautiful card.... clever girl. Can you see her writing at the bottom left hand corner? Pretty neat for a six year old!?

December 18, 2010

Bag in a Box in a Bag

I'm back, with photos!

One of our projects at the December workshop was this Box in a Bag. The original was created by Di Gibbs, a SU! demonstrator in the U.S. It looks beautiful in the Jolly Holiday DSP and the project is quick and easy. Click here for the tutorial.
The tag uses the Dasher stamp - one of the a la CARTE single stamps. If you are a fan of the Scallop Circle punch, this is a larger one (6cm) available in the new Summer Mini. The Old Olive circle is punched out with the 4.4cm Circle Punch.
Stamps: Dasher
Card: Jolly Holiday DSP, Old Olive A4, Cherry Cobbler A4
Ink: Old Olive
Tools: Scallop Edge Punch, 4.4 cm Circle Punch, 6cm Scallop Circle Punch, Round Tab Punch (hidden behind the tag!)
Accessories: Wild Wasabi Double stitched ribbon (retired), Basic Rhinestones

December 17, 2010

No Photo

I am having trouble loading photos on my blog - doing everything the same as always but it's not happening.  So....just words for now.  December Frenzy on the picture to the right to read the specials.  I had sent out an email saying that some markers were no longer on special but, we  demonstrators have kicked up a fuss and ALL the markers listed on the flyer are still available at the discounted price.  People power!!  If you wish to place an order, email me on or phone 55 765 469.

If you haven't visited my blog before, scroll down for some photos of projects.. Hopefully, I'll work things out and post some more photos soon!

December 13, 2010

December Frenzy continues

One of the great buys of the December Frenzy is the Circle Scissors Plus (#112530) usually $54.95 now $32.97.  I have used other circle cutters before and this is the best I have come across.  Great for scrapbooking and cardmaking.

Features & Benefits
  • Quickly draws or cuts perfect circles
  • Adjusts to make circles from 1" to 6" (2.5 cm to 15.2 cm)
  • Easily cuts through paper and card stock
  • Large, 11" (27.9 cm) base with gripper feet ensures that tool doesn’t slip
  • Base
  • 2 cutting blades
  • Cutting handle
  • Adjustable drawing handle; will adjust to fit standard pen and pencil sizes; works great with Stampin’ Write Markers
  • Blade can be replaced without touching it
  • Includes instructions for cutting, drawing, and changing the blade
  • Replacement Blades available (sold separately; 3 per package)

To work the Circle Scissors Plus, you also need the Glass Cutting Mat (p 149 #112531) which is $37.95 and some repositionable adhesive such as Dotto (p145 #103305) for $24.95.

Want to know more????  Click below for a link to a great YouTube video

Look on my side bar for the December Frenzy flyer.  If you would like to place an order email me or phone 55 765 469.
Thanks!  Anna

December 12, 2010

Pun Fun

I have long admired the set Pun Fun for the simplicity of the images and the clever puns.  Love a good pun!  I have finally bought the set and thought it ideal for a set of notecards for Zac's teacher.  I used paper piecing for each of the images.

For each of the DSPs chosen for each card, I used that colour as the base of the card...mmmm does that make sense?

Here are some of the images close up.

I put the notelets in a pizza box with a belly band.

Stamps:  Pun Fun
Card: Variety of DSP with corresponding cardstock
Ink:  Black Staz On

December 10, 2010

Jaffa Sticks

I purchased these skinny treat bags from a fellow demonstrator and Zac and I had a great time making 'jaffa sticks' for his friends at school.  The jaffas just squeezed in.

This stamp set, Punches Three is now retired.

December 8, 2010

Teeny Tiny Sentiments for a Teeny Tiny Price

One of the fantastic bargains during December Frenzy is the set Teeny Tiny Sentiments (#119185, page 105 of catalogue).  Its regular price is $62.95, but during December it's selling for $31.48 - that's half price.  The set contains 24 stamps, in varying fonts which cover just about any occasion you could imagine.  Each can be stamped straight onto card stock or cut out using the Word Window punch (#119857),  Modern Label Punch (#119849) or 4.4 x 2.2 cm Oval Punch (#119855).

One stamp I use often is the "Hello Baby" stamp, and not for baby cards.  Using a Stampin' Write marker,  I ink up the "Hello" for quick note cards to friends and customers.

  • Click here to see previous samples from my blog that use Teeny Tiny Sentiments.
  • Scroll down to view the December Frenzy flyer.
  • Email me on if you wish to place an order.


December 1, 2010

December Frenzy and Summer Mini

December Frenzy means great discounts for you throughout December on a range of fantastic products.  Contact me by email or phone me on 55 765 469 to place an order.  Click on the flyer below to see a larger copy, click again to see it even larger. 

AND the NEW Summer Mini is out now also - click on the image on the side bar to view it.  I have been posting some samples of Summer Mini products so scroll down to check these out.

As always you can go to the Stampin' Up! website to view these special offers.