Saturday, February 28, 2009

Selling Fast!!!

Thought I would update you on what has already sold out from the retired list:
*updated on Wednesday 4th March @ 1.48pm

Get in quick if there is anything you really want from the retired list, they are moving out fast.

10756Flip FlopsUnavailable
109020Wild Wasabi Classic Ink RefillUnavailable
109015Soft Sky Classic Stamin' Ink RefillUnavailable
109016River Rock Classic Stampin' Ink RefillUnavailable
109017Purely Pomegranite Classic Stampin' Ink RefillUnavailable
100381Earth Elements EyeletsUnavailable
100378Soft Subtle EyeletsUnavailable
109019Groovy Guava Classic Stampin' Ink RefillUnavailable
108748Best Friend NumbersUnavailable
107212Mateys MapUnavailable
105320Basic EyeletsUnavailable
103195Gifts GaloreUnavailable
107561Garden AnnualsUnavailable
109610Confetti Simply Scrappin'Unavailable
104279Leaf PrintsUnavailable
110255Bundle of Joy Unavailable
112402Short Order Numbers Unavailable
109018Blue Bayou Classic Stampin' Ink RefillUnavailable
111852River Rock A4 card stockUnavailable
108720Ahoy, MateyUnavailable
105316Rich Regal EyeletsLow Quantity
101259Black Hemp TwineLow Quantity
108740BarebackLow Quantity
106662Dasey FieldLow Quantity
108638In Color 12"x 12" card stockLow Quantity
109186Theater Ribbn OriginalsLow Quantity
105445Soft Subtle buttonsLow Quantity
111850Wild Wasabi A4 card stockLow Quantity
106610Basics OutlineLow Quantity
103981Earth ElementsLow Quantity
103981*Earth Elements & Neutrals buttonsLow Quantity
100900Gift sacksLow Quantity
108763By LandLow Quantity
104065FishyLow Quantity
112253*Dad's DayLow Quantity
108849It's Your BirthdayLow Quantity
105531Antique Brass Hodgepodge HardwareLow Quantity
112391Everything BabyLow Quantity
112310Fabulous FlowersLow Quantity
107464Rough TextureLow Quantity
107465SpeckledLow Quantity
107467BirthdayLow Quantity
108923Stipple RoseLow Quantity
112272Classic BackgroundsLow Quantity
108929Symbols of SolicitudeLow Quantity
112316Forever in My HeartLow Quantity
105446Rich Regal ButtonsLow Quantity
108746Best Friends Alphabet LowerLow Quantity
108747Best Friends Alphabet UpperLow Quantity

Retired list is here!!

Today is the day we find out what will be missing from next years catalogue.  So if any of the stamps on the retired list are still on your wish is the time to get them.  They will not be available after April 1st. 

Here is the Alphabetical list

It is an exciting month for Stampin' Up with saying goodbye to these gorgeous sets (I will miss some of them alot!) and we anticipate the new catalogue for 2009-2010.

If you would like to host a workshop this month to take advantage of crossing of items on your wish list (some even at discount!! - this has NEVER happened before) then contact me at to book now.

Or if you would simply like to place an order, again email me at scrapalley@gmail .com or call me on 4362 7209.


Sunday, February 22, 2009

Ribbon Share

It's time for another ribbon share.  I thought I might do a couple of these before the catalogue ends for the year.  Yes, it's nearly time for a new catalogue and it is unsure which ribbons will stay for the next one.
So grab these if you want to sample a bunch of ribbons (I am sure these will change because they feature an In-Color).  This share is for the Striped Grosgrain in Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Wild Wasabi and Bashful Blue.  You will receive a 4th share in each ribbon roll for the amount of $15.70.   If you require postage anywhere in Australia, postage will be $3.  Ordering and payment can be made with credit card with the Paypal button below (with both pickup and postage options) or alternatively you can email me at to order.


On the card above I have created the flowers with the Bashful Blue ribbon and used a Prettys half-pearl for the centre.  Here is a close-up view:
Let me know by email if you would like a share in these ribbons.


Wednesday, February 18, 2009


Just a little share today.  Enjoy!


Sunday, February 15, 2009

Another Happy Heart

Here is another card using the set mentioned in the last post.  
I just love this heart.  It is my favourite stamp at the moment.  And although this set has a Valentines Day stamp in it, it can be used for soooo much more.  You will also see my favourite swirl in the background there, Baroque Motifs.  Love it.

Happy Valentines Day by the way.  Forgot to mention that yesterday didn't I?  We had a lovely day at the Terrigal Markets, my Mum and I.  Didn't do very well, the rain kept the customers away.  But I spent the day with one of my favourite people so that was good.  Here she is with our little stall.  Isn't she gorgeous!
We snacked on this (so not good for the diet!):

Mum and I watched a movie in the afternoon while all the boys were busy out in my studio.  Mmmm, wonder what they were up to??

We then had a beautiful dinner made by Anthony.  Pasta with prawns, yes they are heart shaped pasta pieces.  Aren't they cute?

Then the boys disappeared out the front door and then came in one by one to present Mum and I with handmade cards and pale pink roses.  Here is Mum with hers (yep, she got teary):
And here are mine:

And here is the card my darling husband created all by himself.  Aaah.  Gotta love him.
Hope you had a fabulous Valentines Day and received something special.  Even if it was the chance to count your blessings.  

Have a good Monday tomorrow.  Bye for now,

Saturday, February 14, 2009

New Service

I know alot of my viewers here at my blog are not from close by and may not have access to a Stampin' Up Demonstrator.  This has got me thinking, everyone should have access to these fabulous products.

Therefore, I want to add the option of buying Stampin' Up products from me here at my blog. That way anyone, Australia wide, can get these fabulous products shipped directly to their door. 

Like the sound of that?
And to make it easy, I am adding Paypal as the option to order and pay.  So from now on I will provide the option of purchasing showcased products with the simple click of a button.

So for starters I want to share with you this card I have created.  It uses the stamp set "A Happy Heart" from the Summer Mini Catalogue.  Isn't it so cute?

Image courtesy Stampin' Up Summer Mini Catalogue

If you would like to purchase this stamp set, click on the paypal button below (Australian residents only).  Stamp set is $41.95 for a set of 6 co-ordinating stamps (pictured above), shipped directly to your door plus $5.95 for postage and handling.  Your item will be ordered immediately upon receipt of your payment and will be shipped directly to you within 7-14 working days.   (This offer only available to Australian residents only)

A Happy Heart Stamp Set with P&H

How good is that?   Now you can all share in the Stampin' Up experience.  If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me at or on 0414 444150.  I am only too happy to help.
I am really excited about this new option to you.  I hope you are too and take up the opportunity when you see something you would like.  And who wouldn't want 'A Happy Heart' ?


Friday, February 13, 2009

Bush Fire Appeal with Stampin' Up

Taken directly from the Stampin' Up website:

To help those victims of the bushfires that have ravaged Victoria, join with us in supporting the Bushfire Appeal.

Here are the details:

From 12 February through 31 March 2009, Stampin' Up! will donate 50 percent of the retail value of all sales from a select group of 10 stamp sets to the Australian Red Cross Victorian Bushfires 2009 Appeal.  

Here is a list of the Bushfire Appeal sets:

 Stamp SetItem Number Page Number in Catalogue Retail Price 


112312105  48.95 AUD/57.95 NZD

Seeing Spots 

108909  89 29.95 AUD /35.95 NZD

Baroque Motifs 

112380  9839.95 AUD /46.95 NZD 

Live Your Dream 

114261  3
(Summer Mini Catalogue)
55.95 AUD /66/95 NZD 

Looks Like Spring* 

108864  76 58.95 AUD /68.95 NZD

The Snowflake Spot* 

108934  27 39.95 AUD /46.95 NZD

Bodacious Boquet* 

108756  8058.95 AUD /68.95 NZD 

Polka Dots & Paisley* 

110247  46 35.95 AUD /42.95 NZD

G'day Mate* 

111973 115  35.95 AUD /42.95 NZD

Be Happy* 

108744  5139.95 AUD /46.95 NZD 

*These sets will appear on the upcoming list of retiring products, so they will only be available for the Bushfire Appeal--while supplies last.

So if you find that any of the above sets were ones on your wish list, now is the time to buy them.  You can contact me at to order.  


Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Congrats - Say it with Scallops

Quick post today.

This card uses the square scallop punch from the Summer Mini Catalogue with the matching stamp set 'Say it with Scallops'.  I love this set.  It is so cute and really handy for all types of cards.

Have a great day!

Alex Hughes

Product details:
Say it with Scallops stamp set $31.95
Square Scallop Punch $30-95
Scallop Edge Punch $30-95
Prints Designer Series Paper Certainly Celery $11.95 pack 12
Double Stitched Ribbon Soft Sky $16.95 approx. 13.7m

If you would like any of these products I can take your order and have them shipped directly to you.  Please feel free to contact me at to find out how.

Friday, February 6, 2009

It's nearly Valentines Day

and I have been a busy bee creating a bunch of goodies for Terrigal Markets.  It is on next Saturday - yep, Valentines Day and I am really looking forward to it.  Who doesn't love an excuse to papercraft!?  I certainly do.  I will have lots of cards, boxes etc for sale and also the opportunity for workshop sign-ups.  So if you are local to the Central Coast, NSW come to the Terrigal Markets at Terrigal Primary School next Saturday 14th February.  I would love you to come and say Hi!

Here is a cute pocket envelope made for Valentines Day - or any day you feel like sharing the love! It uses the 5-in-1 template and some bits from the latest mini catalogue (further details below).  I plan on putting a chocolate bar or some sort of goodies in it for Valentines Day.  If  you would like to make one, how about booking a workshop.  Invite a couple of friends over and they could take one of these home that they made themselves.  Workshops are heaps of fun with no pressure and goodies to take home.  Contact me at if you want to know more.

Products used
Stamps:  A Happy Heart (set of 6 - $41.95)
Hodgepodge Hardware:  Styled Silver ($57.95 or Hardware share for $12.20)
Ribbon:  Rose Red Double Stitched $19.95 - 9.1m
Punch:  Designer Label $30.95
Cardstock:  12x12 Textured In Color pack $17.25
Ink Pad:  Rose Red $9.95
Sticky Strip: $12.95

Have a great weekend and I will be back to share some more Valentines cards this week.
Alex Hughes