Stamps, stamps, and more stamps!


Stampin’ Up! wouldn’t be Stampin’ Up! without the Stamps right!

Did you know that Stampin’ Up! have 4 different varieties of stamps?  I know you’re thinking Alisa can’t count, wood mount, clear mount, photopolymer, what’s the 4th?


Here’s a quick look at each of the Stamp offerings including the Cookie Stamps


Wood Mount Stamps

Clear Mount Stamps

Photopolymer Stamps

Cookie Stamps

Oh Wait!!  We also have Digital Stamp through MDS!!  That’s 5 types of Stamps!

You can check out ALL the varieties of stamps on my ONLINE STORE

Which is your favourite type of Stamp?

First Edition Butterfly

I think I may have mentioned before, that you can print off MDS stamps and colour them with your Blendabilities.

I’ve had a little forced downtime this week, so what better rest is there than colouring in *grin*.  I’ve printed out the Butterfly from the First Edition MDS Digital Download and have just played.


You’ll have to excuse my photo, it was just taken on my phone.

The colours I’ve used are:

  • Coastal Cabana Light
  • Coastal Cabana Dark
  • Daffodil Delight Light
  • Smokey Slate Medium

The bottom image I’ve not added the Smokey Slate, I think you can see that the top image has a bit more depth to it.

Can’t wait to play a little more.  And then I’ll need to make cards from all these coloured images :)

Holiday Catalogue Ribbon Share


It’s time for this month’s Ribbon Share which will feature Ribbons and really nice thick twine from the Holiday Catalogue.

The Cost is just $15.50 which includes Postage.  You’ll receive a 1/4 of each roll of the following:

  • Cherry Cobbler Sheer Linen Ribbon
  • Real Red Satin Woven Ribbon
  • Lost Lagoon Silky Taffeta Ribbon
  • Natural and Olive Two-Town Trim
  • White and Tangerine Tango Two-Tone Trim

Sign Up for the Ribbon Share will end on the 28th September, I’ll order on the 29th September.

Thank you, now closed :)



I’ve been having a little more of a play with Stampin’ Up!’s Blendabilities, this time I’ve tried blending with colours from different packs.

The blends come out differently depending on which markers you use.

For this one, I’ve used the light marker from the Calypso Coral pack and the medium and dark markers from the Melon Mambo pack.


I’ve started with the darkest marker first and worked my way out to the light shade.  Where the Calypso Coral and the Melon Mambo met, I blended with very little circles.

The centre is made up of Daffodil Delight and Calypso Coral markers, with coloured Basic Pearls


I’m really happy with the way the colouring turned out, and can’t wait to try some more blends.

Let me know what you think, and whether you’ve tried blending of this kind before.

Around the World Challenge

It’s time for another Around the World Challenge, and can you believe it’s our 1st Birthday!!

Here’s the challenge for the second half of September.


It’s time to say Thank You to you all for playing along with us this past year.

I decided to go with a clean and simple look this time, something I don’t always do or do well.   hmmm!

I’ve created 2 cards this month, same layout, but with a slightly different look.

The first one, I’ve used the Little Letters Thinlits to cut into the white panel, and put my coloured piece behind the word Thank.


In my second card, I’ve cut the word Thank straight from my coloured piece and used the Transfer Sheets (really sticky) to adhere them to the white panel.

For both cards I used a stamp set from Yippee-Skipee but just coloured the YOU with a Black Marker.


And then I realised (when taking the photo) that I stuck my N on upside down!!  Oops!

And now it’s your turn to create a Thanks card, and upload it to our Around the World Challenge blog.  We even have a surprise this month!

We can’t wait to see what you’ve come up with.

Stamp by Mail Sneak Peek for September

Here’s a little sneak peek of what my Stamp by Mail ladies are creating this month.


This round uses the Flower Patch stamp set.  We have one more month left of this cycle, and a new one will begin in November.  If you’d like to know more details as we get closer to November, make sure you’ve signed up for my Stampin’ Up! Newsletters.

New Look Website Tour

Hi There!

As you can see, I’ve been a little busy over the weekend!  Can you believe I’ve managed to this myself? Although I did freak out when I changed something I wasn’t meant to, and lost my blog and access to get back in.  24/7 Chat Line to Uber is amazing!!

A lot of things have changed so I thought I’d give you a quick Website Tour.

First of all, I now have a Static Website Page.  It has my pretty sliding card feature that should change photo’s with my blog posts.


Along the bottom of the Static Page, you’ll find a Connect me With section with all my social media links, a Newsletter Signup Form, and graphics of the 5 Latest Blog Post updates.


Along the top of the pager (under my name) you’ll now find access to the pages.  If you hover over each of the names, you’ll find drop downs which will take you to where you need to go.

You’ll also notice that there is a Retired Product section.  This will contain an online store where I’ll place all my retired stock.  For the moment it’s just empty.


If you click on the Blog heading, you’ll be able to view it in the blog style you’re use to seeing.



I have to say I love it, I love the clean, light look.

I’d love to know what you think of it too, please leave me a comment and let me know.

A Christmas Cardinal

Did you know that you can print Stampin’ Up!’s MDS Stamps and colour them with your Blendabilities?

This cardinal image is from A Christmas Cardinal Brush Set, it was one of 4 images in the set and cost me just $2.50!!  I printed it out onto Whisper White Cardstock at full size, and it’s huge!  The bonus is that I’m also able to downsize the image.

A Christmas Cardinal

After printing it out, I’ve coloured him in using Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive and Skin Tones Blendabilities.  I had to trim him down really tight, even taking off some of the branch on the left hand side.  This then made the size with a border on the bottom of the card bigger than the sides, and we don’t like that!  An easy fix of placing a strip of Old Olive Cardstock on the Cherry Cobber base fixed that.

The Merry Christmas sentiment is from the give away stamp set that is free when orders reach $300 from party sales or from individual orders.  I’ve stamped this in Cherry Cobbler.

I then tied some of the new Thick Bakers Twine from the Holiday Catalogue around the base of the Whisper White card and then mounted this onto the card front using Dimensionals.

And then you’re done!

Here’s the key items I’ve used to create this card:

Vivid Vases

Back to playing with my Blendabilites and having fun seeing what I can do with them.

I’ve used the colour lifter in this image a fair bit to blend out the lightest Daffodil Delight marker.

Vivid Vases

Have you been playing with your blendies and loving them?