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Happy Auckland Anniversary Day! 

Here's a quick little project to make on its own or to compliment another project. Enjoy this and enjoy your day!

Love,


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{Watercolour Tutorial & Sale-A-Bration!}

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Stampinuphappymoments Today is the day we've all been waiting for!  Saleabration!!  The best sale of the year!

Class tonight for the SaleABration launch.  7:30 at my house in Birkenhead  $15 for two great projects.  Click here to register.

*With every $120 spend, receive a FREE stamp set from the SaleABration Brochure.

*With every $700 workshop, receive another FREE stamp set from the SaleAbration Brochure.

*And sign up to join my team, receive a FREE stamp set of your choice out of the catalgoue! (up to $93.95 in value). Email me for a no-obligation informational packet.

I really love all four sets this year – can't wait to have a play and share them with you.

Taking orders now!  🙂

Stampinuphappymomentssale Enjoy this little tutorial using the Happy Moments set, showcasing the Watercolour Wonder Crayons:

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{Measuring and Cutting Free Double Pocket Bag}

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I love projects that go together quickly as much as I enjoy those that are beautiful works of art.  (Well, that about covers it all, doesn't it!  🙂

This is a fun little bag that I've used quite a bit with my daughters.  It's just the right size for a voucher, a piece of jewelry, small cards, or chocolate!

Enjoy!

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Back from Vacation with a Video

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Hi everyone!

I guess it's time to ease back into "normal" life. . . but I've sure had a good time doing the unordinary the last three or four weeks.  In 2010, I will take time to do more of the things I never make time to do, but should.  I've even signed up for a fortnightly Women's Enrichment Course, which I am very much looking for to this year.

Let's start out 2010 with a video tutorial.  Today we have a new camera-woman, my nine year old daughter, Kjristi.  She did quite well.

We've demonstrated for you here a very basic tutorial on the new Circle Scissors, available in the Summer Mini.  See the tins I altered using the circle scissors here.  I intend to take this around and have some hands-on, but in the meantime, enjoy this introduction.

Circle Scissors Plus  $65.50

Replacement Blades (3)  $8.95

Glass Mat  $44.95

Order here

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{Quick Smaller Envelopes}

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Stampinupihearthearts These are some card that my daughters made a few weeks ago.  Sometimes it's nice to just make a wee card for inside a gift package or just a little note to say I love you. 

But when making a smaller than C6 card, you need a smaller envelope to fit.  Now, it's really not hard to make an envelope from scratch, but here's a super-duper quick way to whip one up.  And bonus – the kids can do it themselves, too.


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{A Quick Way to Make a Window Frame}

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Stampinupwindowdressing I made this card up as a swap earlier in the month, and I was quite tickled with how cute they turned out.  Actually, I did the cutting and punching and stamping.  Madeleine did all the rest.  I feel guilty not mentioning her when she's done a fair portion of the effort! 

And what a little treasure this image is – such a cutie!  It's found in the Window Dressing Hostess set.  Yes, you have to have a fairly big workshop to get one of those for FREE or use a Purchase Punch Card – email me to send you one.

The chunky glitter is so cool!  It really is clear with a few bits of glitter that refract the light, but I see that in the photo, the camera caught some of the "chunks" and they are showing up coloured.  That's kind of neat, too. Stampinupwindowdressingclos

Tomorrow I'll post another, slightly more complex, version of this card.

Watch the video below to see how to make the framed window in the card!

Supplies Used:

Stamps: Window Dressing – FREE with qualifying purchases or workshop, Best Yet – FREE with qualifying purchases or workshop

Colours: Soft Subtles, Basic Grey

Other: Soft Subtles Brads, Stampin' Write Markers, Chunky Glitter, Tombow Mono Adhesive, 1 1/4 square punch, 1 3/8 square punch

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{How to Tie A Beautiful Knot Bow}

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Thank you to all who stopped in and said hello during Senz this last weekend!  And some of you I missed, but you left me little goodies behind – you know who you are!

During a couple of my classes, we learned how to tie a neat knot.  You all got it during class but here's a quick video so you can practice a few more times til you've got it down perfectly.

Enjoy!

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{Watercolour Wonder Crayons}

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The Watercolour Wonder Crayons are truly a lot of fun to use; I get them out and always wish I got them out more often!

Stampinupinspiredbynature This card was strongly inspired by Teneale Williams in Australia, a wonderfully talented lady.  She used a different technique for the flowers, but it was a perfect layout for using the crayons, too.

Everyone's projects turn out differently because we not only colour it in differently, but also all use a different amount of water and pressure.  See the video for more on this one way to acheive colour variation in your images.

Supplies Used:

Stamps: Inspired By Nature

Colours: Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant, Pale Plum, Chocolate Chip

Other: Chocolate Chip Ribbon, 3/4 circle punch

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