24 January 2008


OK, I know I've been very slack posting updates recently. I do not have a decent excuse either, apart from work and family commitments.

So, if you've logged on here for something to read, check out this blog while I get myself organised. This is one totally amazing couple, Nate's blog has got me hooked and I check in at least twice a day.


05 December 2007

Sale-A-Bration is coming!

Sale-A-Bration gives everyone something to celebrate! For a limited time, January and February 2008, everyone purchasing $100 or more of Stampin' Up! product get to choose a free stamp set from the Sale-A-Bration catalogue. Purchase $200 and choose two stamp sets and so on. These stamp sets can not be purchased, you can only earn them! At the end of February they will disappear forever!

If you would like to host a workshop during this time, you will receive a free Sale-A-Bration stamp set for workshops that reach $600 or more. Or if your considering joining up as a demonstrator, perhaps this will help your decision. If you join during the Sale-A-Bration period you can choose any stamp set, a value of up to $79.95, from the current catalogue.

Contact me if you want more information :)
The new Stampin' Up Summer mini catalogue is now available.

Lets hope that link works - it's the first time I've done one this way. I've yet to work out how to link with a simple word like 'click here'!

If you would rather have a paper copy to drool over just email me (stampingonthedowns@hotmail.com) with your name and address and I'll post one out to you.

On the way out is the "Just in Thyme' promotion. Beautiful double-sided papers just perfect for Christmas cards, scrapbooks, crackers, etc. for just $14.50. You have until the 15 December to get your order in! Don't hang around!

25 November 2007

Christmas Cards

Last month my upline challenged our group to make a Christmas card using a non-Christmas stamp set. This got me looking at my stamps in a different light! You do not have to have the traditional Christmas images to make your cards, but don't let that stop you buying some if you want to!
This isn't the card I made for the challenge, this is one I did for a workshop yesterday. The colours are Christmassy but the stamps could be used for any occasion.
I used the Print pattern with Green Galore ink and stamped it off three times onto scrap paper before stamping onto the Whisper White cardstock. This gave a very subtle background which you can just see. Using the Petal Prints stamp set, I stamped the leaves from Petal Prints and Green Galore ink randomly a couple of times. Then, using the Real Red ink and the solid flower image from the same set, I stamped off once onto scrap paper and then onto the Whisper White, and then used the line flower image and over stamped with Real Red ink. This gives the flower a bit of dimension. I layered all of this onto Green Galore and Real Red cardstock. Adding a little Dazzling Diamonds to the centre of the flowers just finished it off but it doesn't show up very well in the scan.
This card was quick and easy to make, a good one if you have heaps to make! I might have a go with a Christmas set and non-traditional colours next time! Wonder what I can come up with?

19 November 2007

I managed to whip this one up yesterday. It's CASED from SCS (I think from ChiChiAllen but I might not be correct - forgive me if I'm wrong). After buying this set and using it, it seems to have slipped to the back of my drawer so I thought I'd dig it out and do something with it.

I had my first official day at work today! My brain is numb!!!! I'm sure it will all become as clear as mud eventually though. It seems a nice place to work, very busy which will help the days go by. There seems to be plenty of Christmas stock arriving, and the Christmas decorations went up over the weekend in the shopping centre. I really must start thinking about presents! I used to be so organised for present buying but the past few years have seen an extreme decline - probably due to lack of motivation now the kids are older.

15 November 2007


What a day! I was shopping this morning and bumped into a friend. She mentioned that a job, where she works, that had been advertised a while ago was now vacant again and wondered if I was interested. I had a chat with the managers there and then, and blow me down if I don't have a trial day tomorrow! Am I surprised or what!!!!!

DH had mentioned a couple of weeks ago that I had better start earning some decent money with Stampin' Up or find a job. Money is a little tight at the moment. He was impressed when I got home with a couple of bags of shopping and a job. He's now wondering how I'll manage to do SU! as well - obviously he forgets that I will have nights and weekends, I'm sure he'll help with the cooking and housework.

It's quite peaceful here at the moment. DD got the new Harry Potter DVD yesterday and her and DH are watching it. It doesn't interest me at all, I haven't even read the books!

09 November 2007


DH announced late this afternoon that he has toothache, and can I arrange an appointment at the dentist for Monday morning! Umm, hello, there's usually a 6 months wait for an appointment for a check up!!!!

After a couple of hours with him moaning about a sore tooth, and me being sympathetic (not! -he hasn't seen a dentist for at least 12 years!!) I am going to try very hard to get a dentist to see him ASAP. He's driving me nuts!!!!