Sunday, 14 January 2018

ESAD 2018 Occasions Catalogue and Sale-a-bration blog hop -

Welcome to the first ESAD hop of 2018. You may have hopped across from Peta Stephen. It was such a hard decision on what to use as I love most of the sets in both catties especially all the free products we have for Sale-a-bration.
I love the card kits and so I have chosen my favourite Lots of Happy Card Kit on page 15 that includes stamps and has a refill you can purchase - how good is that!
There are the five different cards and you get four of each.
Did I mention that it has four watercolour pencils two of which are not in the current pack. They are Flirty Flamingo and Lemon Lime Twist.
The envelopes are gorgeous with the stripes on the inside - so I had to take some pics to show them as well. Are you getting the picture that I loooove this set.......ha ha
The vellum leaves are so gorgeous and add to the depth of the cards. These kits are great to take away with you as colouring is so relaxing.
Now the card below is slightly different to the what it should be like as I didn't look at the diagram. The gold stripe is supposed to go across the card but I changed my flower piece as I wanted the card to flip open from the flat not the point.

You will need some new Blender pens that are nice and juicy to assist with the colouring - don't use the Aqua painters as the paper is not designed for them and I wouldn't want you to damage your cards.
Love the lavender card below as you guessed it matches in with the free SAB set - Lots of Lavender that you will see below.

Love the note cards and the words from the card kit so I made a card using the Myths & Magic DSP, whisper white note card and my free SAB set - Lots of Lavender!

If you purchase the following you can get the free SAB product - Lots of Lavender (page 8) that I have used:
1. Lots of Happy Card Kit       - 146388         $61.00
2. Myths & Magic DSP            - 145600            21.00
3. Note Cards whisper white  - 131527             10.50

You will then have lots of DSP and note cards and using the free stamps you can make more cards.

Now it is onto Delys Cram and I love what she makes

Thank you
for stopping by on another wonderful 
ESAD Blog Hop
 and a big thank you to Lou who organises us and the hop each time.
Until next time
Happy stamping
Maree xxx

Blog hop Participant List:

10. Fi Cobbin
14. Maree McIntosh - You are here

Sunday, 7 January 2018

INKspired Sketch Blog Hop 70 - Petal Palette

Hello and I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and fingers crossed that 2018 will be a good year for all.We have had a little break over the christmas period and now we are back ready to show the fun we have been having with our new SU products. 

You may have hopped across from the lovely Allison who is enjoying a well deserved holiday break.
Teneale has given us the following sketch for this first hop of the year.
I started with Cherry Cobbler as my base card. Stamped the flowers from the Petal Palette stampset with Memento ink. Coloured using the Stampin' Blends both the light and dark shades.
Love the words from this set which is a 2 box set that has lots of beautiful words and sayings in it. Used one of the two new embossing folders called Petal Pair on page 23 of the Occasions Catalogue. Sponged the piece with Crumbcake ink.

The flowers were so easy to cut out using the Petals & More Thinlits Dies. 
Linen thread and a bow completed my card.

Thank you for stopping by and now it is onto  Renee and I  can't what to see what she has made...

Until next time
Happy stamping
Maree xxx

List Of Products:

Stamps and Dies:  Petal Palette stampset , Petals & More Thinlits Dies
Cardstock & DSP:  Cherry Cobbler  cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, Crumbcake cardstock

Ink:   Memento ink, Crumbcake ink, Stampin' Blends - Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Rich Razzleberry and Calypso Coral. 

Other odds and ends required:  Stampin' Trimmer, Clear Blocks, Snail Adhesive,  Linen Thread, Petal Pair Textured Impresions Embossing folder, Big Shot, Sponges

Thursday, 4 January 2018

Sale-A-Bration is here..let's enjoy the free product!

Hello everyone such an exciting time we have now until
the end of March.
For every $90. you spend on product before
postage you get to choose free products - how good is that!

This year we have some more excitement in that there 
is a new reward level which gives you - our customers more flexibility and more options such as the following:
-If you spend $90. you get one free Level 1 product
-If you spend $180. you get one free Level 2 product OR 
  you can choose two free Level 1 products.

Celebrate You Thinlit Dies are available as a Level 2 product this year and coordinates with the Amazing You stampset. 
Stampin' Up! wanted to let us all know that these will be available in the annual catalogue but will not be bundled with a stampset in the annual.

Thank you for stopping by. If you would like a Sale-A-Bration and an Occasions Catalogue please let me know by dropping a message to me at or send a text to my mobile - 0400883897 and I will organise them for you.
If you would like to book a party just contact me.
If you are ordering online please use the code below when you order 
Host Code for January

Happy stamping

Sunday, 10 December 2017

INKspired Sketch Blog Hop 69 -

Hi and welcome everyone to the inkspired hop. You may have hopped across from the lovely Allison. I can't wait to see what she has made.
Teneale gives us a sketch each fortnight that we use and here is the sketch for tonight.
Now sometimes I get caught up with cardmaking and forget to take another look or two at the sketch and yep that is what happened .....totally different to the sketch BUT I have a bow!
I started with the Best Gifts stampset. Inked with Memento and coloured with the Stampin' Blends. Added a piece of real red cardstock behind the pic.

Love the Be Merry DSP with the Real Red cardstock and then some linen thread.

Thank you for joining with us tonight.

Now it is onto Barbara  and I always love her work.

Until next time
Happy stamping
Maree xxx

List Of Products:

Stamps and Dies:  Best Gifts stampset 
Cardstock & DSP:   Real Red cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, Be Merry DSP

Ink:   Memento ink, Stampin' Blends

Other odds and ends required:  Stampin' Trimmer, Clear Blocks, Snail Adhesive,  Linen Thread

Sunday, 26 November 2017

ESAD Stampin' Blends Blog Hop -

 Wow I am loving the Stampin' Blends - so lovely to use. I have chosen a stamp from the main cattie and the current Holiday Catalogue.
Now you may have hopped across from the lovely Amity Knight - it is always hard to wait and see what everyone has done, creations are amazing.

Started with the Christmas in the Making stampset from the Holiday Catalogue. Used the Cherry Cobbler combo Blends pack and numerous other colours.

Pictured just a few of the Blends that I used together with a gold Foil Snowflake that I love.
The next card I used the You've Got This stampset from the main catalogue on page 101. Used the Lots of Labels Framelits dies on both cards .
 Used the Softly Falling Textured embossing folder.

Now it is onto Leonie Schroder to see her design and colouring with the Blends.

Thank you
for stopping by on another wonderful 
ESAD Blog Hop
 and a big thank you to Lou who organises us and the hop each time.
Until next time
Happy stamping
Maree xxx

Blog Hop Participant List
1.   Libby Dyson
11. Maree McIntosh – You are here
17. Fi Cobbin

Sunday, 19 November 2017

The Extravaganza starts on the 20th November 2017

People are shopping for gifts and with so many options out there, we want  to have great variety for our customers. With different offerings coming throughout this promotion, you’ll want to keep in touch and check back for all the great surprises we have in store. The changing options will keep you excited for the next deal during the busy shopping season.

Click here to see the fabulous deals on the list for the first day!

Our first incredible offering of this promotion will be the 24-hour stamp sale. Select stamp sets will be 20% off for the first 24 hours of Online Extravaganza. Because of the limited time urgency of this sale, this is a great opportunity for you to stock up on awesome stamps! Stamp Sale starts 20 November 12:00 AM and ends 20 November 11:59 PM. 
More extravaganza excitement! Through 26 November, shop exclusive sales and deals on select items. Deals end 26 November 11:59 PM.

If you have any questions contact me - Maree  

Stamparatus the exciting new tool from Stampin' Up!

It’s big news when something breaks the mold and changes everything. The Stamparatus will change the way you stamp, and before long, you’ll wonder how you crafted without it! Why do YOU need one? You’ll fall in love with stamping all over again when you learn everything you can do with it!
  • Make multiples with ease
  • Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
  • If you want a darker impression, apply more ink and restamp—no need to start over
  • Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money
  • Easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates
  • Develop new and specialized stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement

I need product details!
  • Compatible with Stampin’ Up!’s red rubber and photopolymer stamps
  • Foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps
  • Rulers and gridlines for quick measuring
  • 2 open sides so you can stamp on larger paper
  • 2 reversible plates: a total of 4 surfaces to work with
  • 2 magnets to hold the paper in place
  • Magnet storage areas
  • Retail Price–$85.00 AUD

17–30 November 2017Approx. 1 February 2018
6–30 December 2017Approx. 19 March 2018
16–30 January 2018Approx. 15 April 2018

Customer Stamparatus Launch Q & A

Q:How do I reserve my Stamparatus?
A: Normally you order Stampin’ Up! products through the online store; in this case, you will click the RESERVE link on the Stamparatus page which will take you to the reservation page. For step-by-step instructions, please see the How to Reserve Your Stamparatus Tutorial for Customers.

Q: What if I do not have a Stampin’ Up! customer account?
A: To reserve a Stamparatus, you must have a customer account. To create one, click Create Account on the online store.

Q: Why does it take so long for the Stamparatus to ship?
A: We will place an order with the manufacturer based on how many reservations are made during any given reservation window. Shipping dates depend on how long it takes the order to arrive in our warehouse after the tools have been manufactured.

Q: Will the available-to-ship dates be the same for all markets?
A: Yes. Q: Am I billed at the time I reserve my Stamparatus? A: No. However, a credit card is required to reserve the product.

 Q: When will I be charged for the Stamparatus?
 A: When inventory arrives in the warehouse, we will add your reservation to a shopping cart. We will then send you an email notifying you that your Stamparatus order is ready. Once you finalise payment and close your order, the system will charge your credit card.

Q: Will I be able to add other products to my Stamparatus reservation?
 A: No. However, once your reservation is transferred to your shopping cart, you will then be able to add other items to your order. Important note: Please do not delete the Stamparatus from your order. We will not be able to add it back and you will lose your reservation.

Q: Will I be able to update my address and credit card information when I open my shopping bag to complete my order?
A: Yes.

Q: What if I change my mind and want to cancel my reservation?
 A: You can cancel your reservation at any time. To cancel, please see the How to Reserve Your Stamparatus Tutorial for Customers PDF.

Q: Will the tool be available in the 2018–2019 annual catalogue?
A: Yes. Once the annual catalogue ordering period begins, you will be able to order the Stamparatus as you would any other product. Reservations will no longer be required, and there will be no limit on the number of tools you can order.

Q: Once the Stamparatus has been added to my shopping cart, how long will it stay there?
 A: Indefinitely. As with all products, it will be subject to temporary interruptions in availability depending on demand.

Q: When I close my order, can I take advantage of current Stampin’ Up! promotions?
 A: Yes.

Q: Can I participate in all three reservation periods?
A: Yes.

Q: How many stamp placement tools can I reserve per reservation window?
 A: For customers, there is a limit of 1 per reservation window.

Q: How did we come up with the name Stamparatus?
A: We landed on an innovative name by combining two words that speak to the end use of the tool as well as Stampin’ Up! branding.
Stamp: To impress a pattern or mark (especially an official one) on a surface, object, or document using an engraved or inked block or die or other instrument
Apparatus: The technical equipment or machinery needed for a particular activity or purpose
Stamp + Apparatus = Stamparatus

Click here - How to Reserve Your Stamparatus Tutorial for Customers

If you wish to reserve one and you don't have a credit card
please contact me and I will organise it for you

Maree  xxx