Anna Wheaton - Independent Stampin' Up! ®
Demonstrator, Burleigh Waters, Q, AUSTRALIA
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January 31, 2013

Pretty Petites

Sale-a-Bration is in full swing and the Pretty Petites stamp set and Petite Curly Label punch are two of NINETEEN item you can get for free.

I have used this stamp set and punch in combination with the Print Poetry DSP Stack from the new Seasonal Mini which goes LIVE tomorrow. 

Great colour combinations and such a variety of prints.  I saw a similar design at Stamping Art Studio.

The Petite Curly Label Punch is  a must have for these cute images.

If you are interested in placing an order for Sale-a-Bration please email me.

Stamps:  Pretty Petites
Card:  Print Poetry DSP Stack, Summer Starfruit, Whisper White
Ink:  Gumball Green, Primrose Petals, Midnight Muse
Tools:  Petite Curly Label Punch

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January 30, 2013

Paper Doilies

Paper Doilies are back!! Here's some more sneak peeking from the upcoming Seasonal Catalogue which starts February 1st.  I saw this design on Pinterest in lighter colours but wanted to try white and Midnight Muse.

Remember the Designer Series Paper Stack of Christmassy prints?  'Print Poetry' is in the new Seasonal Catalogue and it is full of beautiful masculine and feminine prints in that same handy size. (11.4 x 16.5 cm).  The Paper Doilies look stunning against the rich colour.
The Midnight Muse print is one of my favourites from the stack.  When I made the card, I did not realise that I had several doilies stuck together but loved the effect in the end.

I mounted the DSP on the Whisper White to give it more strength when I popped it up on Dimensionals.

Layers of Paper Doilies can be curled up to give the card further dimension.

Bakers Twine and a Rhinestone finish the card off.

Stamps:  Itty Bitty Banners
Card:  Whisper White, Print Poetry DSP Stack
Ink:  Midnight Muse
Accessories:  Paper Doilies, Basic Rhinestones, Whisper White Bakers Twine

Thanks for stopping by!  Check back tomorrow for another sample from the Print Poetry DSP stack.


January 24, 2013

Bitty Butterfly Punch

Here's a sneak peek of the Bitty Butterfly Punch, one of the new products in the upcoming Seasonal Catalogue which starts February 1st!

I have punched this cutie out of Silver Glimmer Paper and layered it on our Elegant Butterfly Punch (from our main catalogue).  Both of these punches co-ordinate with the Papillon Potpourri Stamp Set.

For a quick and easy card, our punches layer together in a jiffy!

Stampin' Up!s Glimmer Paper tends to be 'allergic' to adhesives (it's a bit waxy!)  Each time I pull out a new sheet I back it with a Multipurpose Adhesive sheet so that when I punch out an image, it has a peel off sticky backing.  Makes it soooo easy to use.

*  Give white on white some added depth by using dimensionals.  I have used them behind the Scallop Circle layer.

*  These cards are 7.4 cm by 7.4 cm - the ideal size for our mini envelopes.

*  The Bitty Butterfly Punch is just one of the gorgeous products featured in our upcoming mini.  Stay tuned for more sneak peeks! and Sale-a-Bration samples!

Want FREE Silver Glimmer paper????  During Sale-a-Bration host a party that reaches $300 or place an order of $300 or more and it's yours!!

Card:  Whisper White, Silver Glimmer Paper
Tools: Bitty Butterfly Punch, Elegant Butterfly Punch, 6 cm Scallop Circle Punch, 4.4 cm Circle Punch
Accessories:  Dimensionals

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January 22, 2013

Sale-a-Bration time

Happy Sale-a-Bration day!  Sale-a-Bration starts TODAY and runs for TWO months!!!

There are many ways you can benefit from Sale-a-Bration........Try one or all of these!!
Book a party with me and earn fantastic hostess benefits AND some added extras during SAB!!  Get a group of friends together and I'll show them some fantastic techniques and beautiful products. 
Just by placing a $100 order with me you get to choose from 19 S-A-B freebees.  Yes....19!  For every $100 you order you are eligible for a free S-A-B item.  Hostess benefits apply to individual orders also!
Interested in joining for FANTASTIC discounts or to try starting your own flexible business???  During Sale-a-Bration you choose $294 worth of products for $169.  You'll enjoy a 20% discount all year round AND you will have a fantastic time meeting new people and exploring your creativity!  I have all types of demonstrators in my team!
Call or email me to book a party or place an order.  All questions welcome.
Thanks for stopping by!  Keep checking in for more S-A-B samples and sneek peeks of the upcoming Seasonal catalogue.
In the meantime you can view previous Sale-a-Bration posts HERE.

January 20, 2013

A Little Birthday Wish

For my niece's birthday, I had an idea to make her a teeny tiny card.

What better stamp set to use than Lovely Little Labels - a collection of the cutest little images you'll ever see.
 Here's the card..

And this is how big it is...

Plus a matching teeny envelope...  Gotta love that postage stamp!
And here's the present - of course the card went inside the envelope after the photo.
I think it's the perfect cutie for a little cutie!
Stamps:  Lovely Little Labels
Card:  Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant and Pretty in Pink Designer Series Paper Stacks
Ink:  Elegant Eggplant
Tools: Little Labels Punch Pack
Accessories:  Regal Rose 3.2 mm Taffeta Ribbon
Thanks for stopping by!

January 18, 2013

Corner of Sycamore and Madison

Two of our upcooming SAB freebees are Sycamore Street DSP and the Madison Avenue stamp set.

What happens when they meet??
A super easy card that looks fab!
The DSP and stamp set match perfectly to give a completeness to the design.
See how I have reflected the gradations of the DSP in the leaves of the flower?  Ink up your stamp by stamping it in the lightest ink first then moving it off the next coloured ink pad a little so that some of the lighter ink remains.  Move it up even further for the next colour.  Easy!
The centre of the flower has been stamped separately and then punched out using an Itty Bitty Shapes punch.  I am wishing I put a rhinestone in the middle now that I look at it!
Stamps:  Madison Avenue (SAB)
Card:  Island Indigo, Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Sycamore Street DSP
Ink:  Tangerine Tango, Rich Razzleberry, Summer Starfruit, Old Olive, Garden Green
Tools: Itty Bitty Shapes Punches
Don't forget that Sale-a-Bration starts on the 22nd of January.  You can get freebees simply by placing a $100 order or even more freebees by hosting a party!  Email me at for more details this space.
Thanks for stopping by!

January 16, 2013

SAB Sycamore Street DSP

Hello!  Stampin' Up!s DSPs just keep getting better and better.

Sycamore Street DSP is just one of the fantastic products you can get for FREE during Sale-a-Bration.  Don't you love the patterns?  This card is a simple way to showcase them.
This card is created by punching holes through the Whisper White and putting the different patterns of DSP behind the holes.
An odd number of holes always works well.
Don't be afraid to go off the page with your design.


Stamps:  Lacy and Lovely (I love the font in this set!)
Card:  Whisper White, Tangerine Tango, Island Indigo
Ink:  Tangerine Tango
Tools:  A whole bunch of hole punches, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack
Accessories:  Basic Rhinestones
Thanks for stopping by!

January 14, 2013

Olive Ewe


Sometimes I think I spend more time on Pinterest pinning card ideas than I do making them!  But today is a creative day.  I saw this as a free printable on Pinterest and knew I had to try it with punch art.

Pinned Image

I loved the simplicity of the design... so here's my version


The sheep is the same design as I used for my sheep brooches which can be found HERE.
Plenty of white space gives a clean design and focuses on the sheep.
A teeny border of Old Olive around the white brings the design together.
I played with a couple of layouts, shifting the text and the heart around.  The sentiment is computer generated.

Card:  Real Red, Old Olive, Whisper White
Tools:  4.4 cm Scallop Circle Punch, Large Oval, 1.3 cm Circle Punch, Heart to Heart Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Word Window
Accessories:  Real Red 3.2 mm Taffeta Ribbon
Thanks for stopping by!

January 10, 2013

Punch Art Paw

Having a variety of punches is a must for any crafter.  Not only do so many of them match our stamps but they can combine to create all sorts of fun shapes and images.

This card is for my niece, an animal lover,  who has just got her first job working in a doggy day spa. What a perfect job for her.
The doggy paw was made using the Full Heart Punch and the Small Oval.  Line them up on your cardstock to get the placement right, then snail each in to place, one by one.
I used the Colour Coach to find a co-ordinating colour for the Raspberry Ripple.  Who would have guessed Old Olive?
One of our basic rhinestones adds a touch of bling to the pretty paw.
This card was very quick to make and is a simple but eyecatching design.  It's going in the mail today to reach my niece before her first day of work!
Stamps:  Curly Cute
Card:  Whisper White, Raspberry Ripple, Old Olive, Basic Black
Ink:  Raspberry Ripple
Tools:  Full Heart Punch, Small Oval Punch
Accessories:  Raspberry Ripple Stitched Satin Ribbon, Basic Rhinestone
Thanks for stopping by!

January 9, 2013

Mojo Monday Sketch 275

I  know it's actually Wednesday but I have entered a challenge over at Mojo Monday.

A new sketch is posted every Monday and the ideas people come up with are amazing.  Here is the sketch.

And here is my card:
  • I managed five different colours on the same stamp by using my Stamp n Write markers applied directly to the stamp.
  • Don't you love how the DSP reflects the pattern of the cupcake base?
  • The Polka Dot Embossing Folder echoes the spots on the top of the cupcake.
 It's great fun to challenge yourself once in awhile!  Make sure you check out the other entries over at Mojo Monday.
Stamps:  Patterned Occasions (SAB)
Card:  Sycamore Street DSP, Rich Razzleberry, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Real Red
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Pretty in Pink, Real Red, Basic Black, Early Espresso
Tools:  Big Shot, Polka Dot Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Heart to Heart Punch (retired)
Thanks for stopping by!

January 7, 2013

A little more sentimentality

After five days of panic I have now found a round-a-bout way to load photos on my blog again.  Phew!  Sorry for the delay.

Here are a couple more cards designed in the same style as my last post, using the other two images from Feeling Sentimental.  These are based on a design by Teneale Williams.

Add some texture to the bottom panels by running it through the the Houndstooth Embossing Folder (thanks Teneale).
Those water splotches are from French Foliage and add an aged feel to the card, to match the sentimental images.

I achieved the distressed look by running my fingernail along the edge of the card stock.  Keep playing with it and rolling the edges and corners between thumb and forfinger.  Use a sponge to add Crumb Cake ink to the edges.

The phone booth panels on the left are stamped on scrap then stamped out with the 1" square punch and cut in half.  Their rectangular shape reflect the panels in the phone booth.

Feeling Sentimental is just one of the fantastic products you can get FREE during Sale-a-Bration.
With every $100 ordered, you can choose one of 19 products for FREE!  Starts January 22nd.

Thanks for stopping by!


January 6, 2013

Feeling Sentimental? SAB sneek peek.

To read about our Clearance Rack Blitz, click HERE.
For information about our Valentine Promotion, click HERE.


I spent a fascinating 20 minutes the other night watching a video by another Aussie demonstrator, Teneale Williams,  in which she showed her creative process for a beautiful card.  The video can be found HERE.

It inspired me to use some of the techniques and layout ideas to create this card, using one of our Sale-a-Bration sets, Feeling Sentimental.

Stamps:  Feeling Sentimental (SAB), French Foliage, Clockworks
Card:  Very Vanilla, Cajun Craze
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze, Cajun Craze, Soft Suede
Tools:  Stamping Sponges
Accessories:  Early Espresso 3.2 mm Taffeta Ribbon

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