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A little bit of this and that from Jo Eades – Independent Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator

National Scrapbooking Month – 2 Great Promotions from Stampin’ Up! May 5, 2009

Filed under: Scrapbooking,Specials and Promotions — Jo @ 10:31 pm


In celebration of National Scrapbooking Month, join Stampin’ Up! as a demonstrator for only $150 with our limited-time (May 1 to June 1, 2009) Scrapbooking Starter Kit. The Scrapbooking Starter Kit contains the following:

Item Code  Description   Retail Value
112231  Schoolbook Serif Alphabet stamp set*   $77.95
113059  Simply Scrappin’ Petal Party  $36.95 
 108697 Earth Elements Assorted textured card stock (12″ x 12″)  $21.95 
 105216 Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin’ Pad  $11.95 
103179  Craft & Rubber Scissors  $37.95 

*Substitutable for any stamp set up to $77.95 value.

Please note: Each of the products listed above may be substituted for like items.  Please see the Scrapbooking Starter Kit Order Form for details.

The Scrapbooking Starter Kit also contains all the business supplies contained in the standard Starter Kit:

  • Getting Started DVD
  • Getting Started Guide
  • Guest Invitation Postcard (100)
  • Idea Book & Catalogue (8)
  • To My Hostess Envelope (10)
  • Project Sample Sheet
  • Recruit Brochures (20)
  • Hostess Brochure (20)
  • Hostess Benefits Form (10)
  • Customer Order Form (50)

 This is an absolutely fantastic time to join Stampin’ Up! – never before has it been so affordable.  It is also a wonderful time for all of you who already have a great supply of stamps and accessories to join.  When you become a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, you also receive access to a fabulous website full of inspiration and information, full colour monthly newsletters, 20% off all your stamping supplies, (30% off on your first order placed within 45 days of joining), plus you have the opportunity to attend all the fantastic events, such as Convention (which I attended over the past weekend – more on that another time – I’ve got heaps of photos to share).

If you decide to take advantage of this fantastic promotion, you will have to the end of September to make the minimum sales requirement of $500 ($550 inc. gst per quarter).  If, after you join, you decide that Stampin’ Up! is not for you, you can walk away with out any penalty, so you really have nothing to lose.  

If you are interested in this fabulous promotion or have any questions, please contact me and I will send you out a free, no obligation information pack.

The 2nd promotion offered in the month of May is – buy three packs of select Designer Series paper ($16.95 each), and get one FREE! See selections below:

 Item Page  Description 
 112042  132  Urban Garden Designer Series paper
 112470  132 Haiku Designer Series paper 
113976   132 Pink Flamingo Designer Series paper 
112468   132  Sweet Always Designer Series paper
113992   133 Tea Party Designer Series paper 
113975   133  Raspberry Tart Designer Series paper
 113966  134 Good Morning Sunshine Designer Series paper 
 112469  134  Holiday Treasures Designer Series paper
 112041  134  Bella Rose Designer Series paper
 113974  134  Bella Bleu Designer Series paper
113978   135  Urban Oasis Designer Series paper
 112461  135 Washington Apple Designer Series paper 
 112039  135 Windsor Knot Designer Series paper 
 113980  135  Candy Lane Designer Series paper

If you are interested in either of these fabulous promotions or have any questions, please feel free to contact me .


Hello Again January 24, 2009

Filed under: Card Creations,SU Creations — Jo @ 2:15 pm

Hi, it’s been a while hey?   Life just took over ……you know how it is.  Anyway, the reason for my post, and yes, there is one, is to submit my card for Kristina’s Colour Inspriration Challenge.  It’s number 39 this week and the colours were Basic Black, Whisper White, Real Red, So Saffron and Green Galore.

Here’s what I came up with.  I should let you know that there is NO stamping at all.  I finally used my SU RubOns that I’ve had sitting here quite a while now.   Whilst I love the idea of rubons, I find them hard to work with.  That being said, I’m pleased with how this turned out.  I also used my few favourite embellishment – buttons.

Also, I need to make an apology for the photos from now on – my camera seems to be dying a slow death.  We’re looking into getting a new one, so please bear with me.



Cardstock:  Basic Black Textured, So Saffron, Real Red, Green Galore, Whisper White

Accessories:  Anchored and A Perfect Day RubOns, Button, Glue Dots, Dimensionals


Sketch Challenge August 23, 2008

Filed under: Card Creations,Stamping,SU Creations — Jo @ 11:15 am

Another quick post so I can link up – will be back later to add in all the details.

This is the card I made for this week’s 2 Sketches 4 You sketch challenge.  It is also a bit of a CASE of a sample in the 07 US Fall/Winter IB&C.  I love the colours and this card is for one of Harry’s little friends who is having her 2nd birthday party in less than 1hr (which is why I have to dash)

 Sorry about the photo, it’s a little blurry – batteries in my camera are almost flat so it was a choice of a bit blurry or crooked!

Off to link to 2S4U site


Colour Challenge #19

Filed under: Card Creations,Stamping,SU Creations — Jo @ 11:07 am

Hi there

This is going to be quick, will be back later to add all the details in.  This is for Kristina’s colour challenge, Whisper White, Basic Black, Basic Grey and another of our choice.  I chose Yo Yo Yellow.

Here it is:

Catch you later.  Off to link to Kristina’s site before the deadline!


Stuck for a Title! August 16, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jo @ 4:31 pm

I’ve sat here for about 5 minutes now trying to think of a witty title for this post – just not happening.  Anyway, this week’s card for the sketch challenge at 2 Sketches 4 You.  I really enjoy the challenges that Kazan and Laura set  – I don’t know what it is about them, but for some reason they take my work to the next level (well, in my opinion anyway, LOL).

This week’s sketch was by Laura and after looking through my stuff, I decided to make it a Father’s Day card for Jarrod.  Since it’s only 3 weeks away and the next 2 weekends I’m playing chauffer to Harry for the birthday party season, it’s one thing crossed of my never ending list of things to do!

 The finished card is 14 cm x 14 cm Very Vanilla.  The papers are from the Basic Grey Archaic 6×6 Paper Pad.  The sentiment has been stamped in Chocolate Chip Classic ink on SU twill using Rough Edges Mini Alpha.  The stars were punched using SU Star punches and the brads are Antique Brass.  The stars have been adhered to the card using dimensionals.

While this is a really simple card it took a while to make.  The first time I stamped on the twill I had got all the way to the ‘e’ when I accidently stamped it SIDEWAYS – OMG, absolutely NO way to fix that, except to start again.  I’m really pleased with the way it turned out.


Supplies Used:

Stamps:  Rough Edges Alphabet

Cardstock:  Very Vanilla, Basic Grey Archaic 6×6″ Paper Pad

Ink:  Chocolate Chip

Accessories:  Star Punch, Large Star Punch, Twill Tape, Antique Brass Brads, Dimensionals, SAMJ


Hope you’re all having a great weekend – thanks for looking!


Another Week Goes By…. August 10, 2008

Filed under: Card Creations,Stamping,SU Creations — Jo @ 9:19 pm

This week I’ve combined the Kristina’s colour challenge and the sketch from 2 Sketches 4 You  for this card.

This is Kristina’s colour inspiration – Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Rose Red and I’ve chosen Summer Sun.  Pretty bright colours, aren’t they?






This is what I came up with.

I started with the idea to sponge the colours on the embossed (with black EP) heart from Always (from the Spring Mini).  The heart came out well, then next thing was to decide what to do with it!  That’s where Kazan’s 2S4U sketch came into it – I thought the heart would work well as the accent.  Actually, the layout is SO versatile, I’m going to be using it again!

The card came together as a few different elements, the black scalloped embossed edge was next, followed by the embossed Pumpkin Panel.  Well, that actually took 2 goes, originally I thought it would look good black (I used Staz On) but it just wasn’t dark enough so I tried clear embossed.  The sentiment panel took a few goes too! 

I have a few other workshop samples to share too, but I’ve got to iron my clothes for work tomorrow, so it will have to wait until tomorrow.

Thanks for looking, hope you’ve all had a great weekend.


Stamps:  Always, Baroque Motifs

Ink:  Summer Sun, Pumpkin Pie, Rose Red, VersaMark

Cardstock:  Rose Red, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Whisper White, Summer Sun, Rose Red Designer Series Paper

Accessories:  Black Detail Embossing Powder, Clear Detail Embossing Powder, Sponges, Corner Rounder (guard removed), Dimensionals



2 Challenges – 1 Card July 27, 2008

Filed under: Card Creations,Stamping,SU Creations — Jo @ 12:27 am

Hey, I’m back – last week I was just too tired to even think about making ANYTHING.  This week I’m cheating a little because I’ve covered 2 challenges with the one card- Kristina’s Colour Inspiration Challenge and 2Sketches4You sketch challenge.  (Well, I’ve missed the cut off for Kristina’s but I’m still in time for 2S4U)

Here’s Kristina’s inspiration piece – the colours are Rose Red, Regal Rose, Sage Shadow & Whisper White.  You can see Kazan’s sketch here.






 This is what I came up with

As soon as I saw Kazan’s sketch I knew I wanted to used Always – from the New Spring Mini which starts on August 1, 2008 and when I saw the colours in Kristina’s challenge, I had the idea of stamping the bird with Versamark on white then embossing with clear EP and then colouring the details using my markers.  I wasn’t sure how it would turn out but I was really happy with the result.  The rest is pretty self explanatory – no complicated techniques here!

Thanks for looking – hope you’re all having a great weekend and keeping warm (the nights have been particulary cold here in Melbourne this week)

Catch you next week!

PS:  I have received my copies of the BEAUTIFUL new Spring Mini – if you would like a FREE copy, leave a comment or send me an email with your address deets & I’ll get one out to you!

Supplies Used:

Stamps:  Always, Occassional Greetings

Ink:  Sage ShadowClassic Ink, VersaMark, Regal Rose, Rose Red, Sage Shadow and Chocolate Chip Markers

Cardstock:  Whisper White, Sage Shadow, Regal Rose, Rose Red 6×6 Pallete O’ Prints

Accessories:  Clear EP, White Gel Pen, Corner Rounder, Rose Red 5/8 Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals