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    Last Chance Retiring Products

    Good Morning! Well it’s been a huge week while in Auckland, New Zealand for the Stampin’ Up! On Stage Conference. With the news of a new Annual Catalogue that brings much excitement it also means we have a whole bundle of Last Chance Products with the Retiring List.

    Last Chance Retiring Products

    The ‘Last Chance’ or ‘Retiring Products’ List is here! This time around we have two retiring lists. One for the Annual Catalogue and one for the Occasions Catalogue

    You can also shop by …

    Remember all the Retiring Products are available while stocks last and only available until 3rd June 2019. The new Annual Catalogue will go on sale 4th June 2019!

    Want a new Annual Catalogue? Click here to register for yours today!

    If you have registered before for a catalogue you will need to register again. This is in case some of your details have changed and so I dont send catalogues to customers who may no longer be interested or have moved. As you know postage in Australia isnt cheap so it can be costly to have to resend a catalogue.

    Thanks so much for stopping by and remember all retiring items are while stocks last!

    Dear Doily retiring In Colors by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

    Retiring In Colors

    Good Afternoon and welcome to another Freshly Brewed Projects Blog Hop with the Latte Girls. This week we are creating projects using the Retiring In Colors

    Freshly Brewed Projects with the Latte Girls

    Retiring In Colors

    If you dont know what the ‘In Colors’ are they are a set of 5 Colours that Stampin’ Up! bring into our range for a period of 2 years with a new set of 5 each year. Considering our artists develop these colours up to 2 years in advance they are pretty on target with the yearly Pantone colours.

    These are the colours we will be farewelling at the end of May …

    2017-2019 In Colors - buy now before they are gone - Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

    I know a lot of people, me included, will be sorry to see Lemon Lime Twist retire.

    If you have some or all of these Retiring In Colours I’d suggest you check your supply of cardstock, ribbons, ink refills and embellishments and stock up now before the retiring list is released in a couple of weeks. These items tend to sell out quickly and sometimes even before the Retiring List is released.

    Here’s card I’ve created for you today …

    Dear Doily retiring In Colors by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

    I needed something quick and easy for today’s card and this one fit the bill. I’ve been a bit time challenged up to leaving for the New Zealand trip and I’d realised late Saturday I still needed to make a card for today. So some simple stamping was called for.

    Now I will tell you I had a little giggle when looking for a sentiment to add. See I was flicking through the Catalogue and came across the Itty Bitty Greetings Stamp Set. I thought I could use ‘I miss You’ and then I spied ‘enjoy your retirement’! However, I opted for this sweet sentiment from the Well Said Stamp Set. I cut one of the doilies from the Framelits pack to pop behind my sentiment. A punched Vellum circle popped behind my Doily cut out was the perfect addition so that it didnt get lost in the pattern behind.

    To create my Panels on the front of my card I cut four strips 102mm x 35mm. I then laid them together and stamped my doilies in the Retiring In Colors. They are adhered to a Whisper White Card Base with dimensionals. Super quick and Super easy to do!

    Let’s go hopping …

    Now it’s time to hop around and see what the other Latte Girls have made for you today …

    I do hope you enjoyed the projects included in today’s Blog Hop. Leave a comment for the girls and let them know you stopped by.

    Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you like today’s sweet little Ellie Easel Card.

    See you latte ..

    A Little Wild Easel Card

    Good Morning … it’s going to be a busy day of packing today and final preparations before I head into the city to stay before flying off to New Zealand on Tuesday morning. First though I wanted to share with you my sweet Easel Card using A Little Wild.

    A Little Wild Easel Card

    I was recently to asked to make a Baby Naming Day Card for one of my Weight Watcher’s Coaches. Oh course I immediately said yes and was thrilled she asked me to make one for her. Then fear struck – I didnt have any ‘Baby Sets’.

    What to do … Well I remembered I had the ‘A Little Wild’ stamp set and immediately the Easel Card came to mind. So this is what I made …

    The little Elephant comes from the A Little Wild Stamp set and it really was perfect as the Babies’ name was “Ellie”.

    I wanted to do her name in letters and the Pick a Pennant Stamp Set was perfect for that part too. It’s perfect as it has both the letters and a couple of different pennants to use.

    I used the sweet papers from Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper Pack and coordinating colours for the card base.

    Stands by sitting behind the bottom panel. To create this Easel base I simply took a basic card base (297mm x 105mm) folded it in half and burnished with a bone folder. I then folded the top half in half again to create the easel. Then it was just a matter of doing the layers and mats.

    It lies flat for easy posting or popping in an regular C6 envelope.

    Of course I had to decorate the envelope as well! I stamped the little Elephant lightly water coloured her in. Such a sweet little image for Baby cards dont you think?

    Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you like today’s sweet little Ellie Easel Card.

    See you latte ..

    Gingham Gala for the Guys by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

    Gingham Gala for the Guys

    Good Morning … it’s a bit hectic here at the moment. I have class this afternoon and still have to pack for my New Zealand trip and organise the weeks meals and do the grocery shopping! I wanted to share with you my Gingham Gala for the Guys card

    Gingham Gala

    This is a fun card to make for the guys and I tend to remake it every few years. The Gingham Gala paper pack was perfect for this card! I just had to decide which colour to use.

    With all these gorgeous colours you could easily make a pack of cards – one for every work day! A cool collection for any guy!

    Check out the pocket …

    To create the pocket I cut one piece with the Rectangle Stitched Framelits and the pocket trim was one of the labels from the Stitched Labels Framelits pack.


    This was one of the cards featured in my January Latte Paper Club. If you havent heard about my Latte Paper Club its a fun club and a great way to get some card ideas to use our gorgeous patterned papers.

    Latte Paper Club

    As a member of my Paper Club you’ll receive …

    • 10-12 pieces of Patterned Papers from a preselected Designer Series Paper Pack/Stack
    • Coordinating Card bases (9 sheets A5 in three coordinating colours)
    • 2 metres of  coordinating ribbons
    • 3 Project Tutorials
    • free Shipping

    All this for just $20 per month! Sounds cool doesnt it? You can read all about my Latte Paper Club and register here .

    I do hope you liked today’s sweet card and if you’d like to purchase the Gingham Gala Paper Club please dont hesitate to contact me.

    Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you like today’s sweet little Ellie Easel Card.

    See you latte ..

    Be Mine

    Good Morning … it’s Friday and it’s a busy one today! Class prep, packing and getting the family and groceries sorted for while I’m away next week. Today’s card uses the Be Mine Stitched Framelits and the Picture Perfect Birthday Stamp Set.

    Be Mine

    I love the Be Mine Stitched framelits! They are so versatile for any occasion you need hearts or flowers. Today’s project is purely a feminine celebrate card. You can do so much more than just Valentine’s or Love themed projects with it.

    The patterned paper comes from the All My Love Designer Series Paper pack. This was one of the featured cards in my Latte Paper Club for February. It’s a great way to get a sampling of a Paper Pack and some card tutorials as a bonus. Read all about my Latte Paper Club and subscribe here

    I love the stitching on that Scalloped Edgelit. I’ve matched up the Rectangle Stitched Framelits for my Sentiment piece. I love that sentiment – it comes from the Picture Perfect Birthday Stamp Set – it’s perfect for many occasions!

    The little flower on the corner of the sentiment also comes from the Be Mine Stitched Framelits pack. It’s super sweet and the perfect embellishment for this card.

    I hope you like what I’ve created for you today – it was lots of fun to create.

    Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you like today’s sweet little Ellie Easel Card.

    See you latte ..

    Birthday Step Card

    Good Afternoon and welcome to another Simple Stamping Technique International Blog Hop. This month we are sharing a fun Step Card to add to your Techniques folder.

    Simple Stamping Techniques International Blog Hop

    Step Card

    If you search online you’ll see that Step Cards come in many different styles.

    Today I have a fun card made with the Hello Cupcake Stamp Set.

    This is such a fun card to make! While it might take some time with the scoring, folding and slits it truly is worth it!

    I wanted to make my card in metric and to fit our sizing here in Australia so I created my own template. Simply click on the image below to download the template.

    As a guide – the solid lines are cuts with the Stampin’ Trimmer and the dashed lines are scored and folded.

    You’ll need to cut the following layers …

    • DSP 1 – 103mm x 22mm (panel front bottom)
    • DSP 2 – 122mm x 23mm (side panels – cut 2)
    • Whisper White – 125mm x 52mm (centre panel)
    • Whisper White – 103mm x 12mm (insert)
    • Circle Layers
      • Lovely Lipstick Foil (Starburst Punch)
      • Vellum Cardstock (2″ circle punch)
      • Whisper White (Layered Circle die)

    While I know this is a Sale-a-bration Stamp Set and Sale-a-bration is now over for 2019 I’m sure many of you either have this Set or one similar you could use.

    You may even like to pop over to the Clearance Rack and grab the Cupcake Cutouts Framelits which are on sale for just $27!

    Simple Stamping Techniques Blog Hop

    Now let’s see what the Simple Stamping Techniques Design Team have created for you this month …

    I do hope you enjoyed this month’s creations and you left each of the designers a comment.

    Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you like today’s sweet little Ellie Easel Card.

    See you latte ..

    Climbing Roses

    Good Afternoon and welcome to another Freshly Brewed Projects Blog Hop with the Latte Girls. This week we are creating projects using the Retiring In Colors

    Freshly Brewed Projects with the Latte Girls

    Climbing Roses

    The Climbing Roses Bundle is such a sweet bundle and you can find it on page 9 of the Occasions Catalogue.

    The bundle itself is such great value as you get 9 Stamps and 7 dies. Plus when you purchase the Bundle you save yourself 10% on the full retail price of the Stamps and Thinlits! If you are anything like me, or any other crafter, you love to save money on your craft purchases!

    I love the elements in the Rose Trellis Thinlits pack. The Rose cut outs, the trellis is so good for so many projects and then there is that sweet little label. The Climbing Roses Stamp Set is wonderful too! I love the Rose stamps for colouring and that little pattern for backgrounds and elements. Then there’s the fonts … I love the mix they used in their sentiments. So Sweet!

    Here’s the card I’ve made for you today …

    My roses and sentiment are both heat embossed and die cut using the Rose Trellis Framelits. I’ve then water coloured the roses with Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive.

    I love the softness of the roses – reminds me of my wedding flowers! Plus using the Black Shimmer Ribbon with the Embossing gives this card a little extra style and elegance.

    I actually created this one this morning on my weekly Stampin’ Time Out Facebook Live on my Stamp A Latte Facebook Page.

    Here’s the video …

    You’ll be glad to know that I’ve since found my Embossing Buddy!

    Remember when you purchase the Climbing Roses Bundle and any Embossing Powder you’ll get an Embossing Buddy for free from me! That’s $96 in value for just $86 plus shipping!

    Click to Shop now online or email me with your order

    Let’s go hopping …

    Now it’s time to hop around and see what the other Latte Girls have made for you today …

    I do hope you enjoyed the projects included in today’s Blog Hop. Leave a comment for the girls and let them know you stopped by.

    Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you like today’s sweet little Ellie Easel Card.

    See you latte ..

    Storage by Stampin’ Up!

    Good Afternoon! Suddenly it’s April and while I’m sad that Sale-a-bration is finished for another year (how good were those free rewards?) I’m excited to share with you all about the new Storage by Stampin’ Up!

    Storage by Stampin’ Up!

    One thing that I love to do, other than crafting, is to look at storage and find new ways to set up my area. Now I can do it with ease and the help of Stampin’ Up!

    Now you can design Your Space Your Way!

    Check out all the options you can get ….

    I love that this new storage is stackable, lightweight and white plastic. Why white? well so the pretty Stampin’ Up! colours will be on show. Plastic so that it will be easy to clean if need be. The fact that it is stackable means no matter how many supplies I have I can configure it how I need or want to. I can also change it around when I want a different look!

    Check out this fun video from Stampin’ Up!

    How are you going to organise yours?

    We’ve got a Configuration Chart to help you work out what you’ll need for the items you have.

    Answering some Questions ….

    • Will old-design Stampin’ Pads fit in the Ink Pad & Marker Storage Trays? No. The Ink Pad & Marker Storage Trays are designed to fit our new-design Stampin’ Pads only.
    • How high can I stack storage trays? We stacked up to 50 storage trays without any issues, BUT we would not recommend stacking that high. While our Storage by Stampin’ Up! products are sturdy, the higher you stack them, the less stable they’ll become. Use your discretion when stacking.
    • Can I mix and match Storage by Stampin’ Up! products?Yes! Our Storage by Stampin’ Up! products are modular and designed with customisation in mind. Take a look at the flyer for more information on the size and dimensions of each item in our new modular storage product line.
    • Do I need a Storage Lid for each 5-tray stack?No. The Storage Lid covers the top of Ink Pad & Marker Storage Trays, Stampin’ Blends Storage Trays and Open Storage Cubes, so you need only one per storage configuration.
    • How many Stampin’ Ink Refills can I store in the Storage Topper?You can store up to 20 Stampin’ Ink Refills (or other small items) in the Storage Topper.
    • Are ink pads difficult to remove from Ink Pad & Marker Storage Trays? No. When you insert an ink pad into a storage tray, a small portion of the ink pad will stick out. We designed it this way, so your ink pads will be both secure and easy to access.

    Storage by Stampin’ Up! Giveaway

    Would you like to win one set/option? If you purchase any of the Storage by Stampin’ Up! options by Sunday with me I’m drawing one lucky shopper on Monday 8th April to win one stack/option and the winner can choose which one they want!

    To enter the draw, click the button below to shop online or contact me with your order. If you are shopping online be sure to use the Hostess Code E6YSAEKA during checkout.

    Click to Shop now online or email me with your order

    Got questions? Please dont hesitate to contact me and I’m more than happy to help answer them.

    Floral Grid Paper

    While you are shopping you may also like to pick up one of these …

    The Floral Grid Paper is gorgeous! While it’s not marked with measurements the grids are 5mm apart and it will make crafting more fun and pretty up your Craft Table! 50 Sheets per pack for $20.50! The Floral Grid Paper Pad is only available while stocks last so grab yours today!

    Good luck in the Giveaway!

    Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you like today’s sweet little Ellie Easel Card.

    See you latte ..

    Home to Roost by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

    Home to Roost

    Good Afternoon … well the weather seems to be changing here and I’ve spent most of the morning sneezing! Gotta love a change of seasons! Saleabration, on the other hand, is nothing to sneeze about and I have my lovely Rooster card for you today using the Home to Roost Stamp Set …

    Home to Roost by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

    Home to Roost

    When I first saw this Stamp Set I wasnt really taken with it but I did love the wheat image. As it was free with a qualifying order I did decide to get it and I’m glad I did. It’s a great set to create with and it has some lovely sentiments

    Home to Roost – free with a qualifying order

    Now when I started to create with this set I knew the Rooster would look good coloured with my Stampin’ Blends. To work out what colours to use and where I simply searched Google Images for Rooster and chose one to copy.

    Home to Roost by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

    Then thinking about my background I thought the chicken wire embellishments would have been great but they are now retired. The Hexagon Embossing folder would be the next best thing!

    It wasnt too prominent so decided a light sponge would bring it out. After completing my card I thought it needed a little grunge so some flicking from my Stampin Write markers was in order.

    Home to Roost by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

    This close up shows you how the light sponging worked for my ‘wire’ background. It also shows how the flicking of the marker gave it the right amount of grunge. I used Pacific Point and Bermuda Bay Stampin Write markers to tie in the colours of my Rooster’s tail feathers.

    Saleabration – Last Days

    There’s just days left to earn free Saleabration rewards! You wont want to miss out on any of this year’s offerings.

    Be sure to get your order in by Sunday so you dont miss out on these free rewards! It’s easy to earn – you’ll receive a free item with orders of just $90 or more.

    Contact me today to place your order or simply click the button below and start shopping online now!

    Click to Shop now online or email me with your order

    I do hope you like today’s Home to Roost card and it’s inspired you to create one of your own!

    Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you like today’s sweet little Ellie Easel Card.

    See you latte ..

    Fresh Botanical Butterfly

    Good Afternoon and welcome to another Freshly Brewed Projects Blog Hop with the Latte Girls. This week we are creating projects using the Retiring In Colors

    Freshly Brewed Projects with the Latte Girls

    Botanical Butterfly

    I love a good free gift! One of my favourites this year is the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper. This comes free with a qualifying order during Saleabration. Remember, we are in the last few days of Saleabration so dont forget to get your order in by Sunday!

    This paper pack has some gorgeous designs. When you open your pack you’ll see one side is a lovely Black & White Design with the reverse a pretty coloured design! It’s great for making all sorts of projects. Another feature of this paper is that the Butterflies fit the Butterfly Duo punch. This makes them so easy to cut them out.

    For today’s Blog Hop I have two cards for you! Firstly, I have one that was inspired by my dear friend Paula Dobson from New Zealand.

    I’ve cut a piece of the Black & White Butterfly Design and coloured the background area. I used my Highland Heather Stampin’ Blends marker.

    It’s amazing how just colouring the background areas makes the other images in the design pop!

    I’ve layered this piece onto a Whisper White Cardbase and used the Rectangle Stitched Framelits to create my framed piece. These framelits leave a stitched frame on the inside and outside of each rectangle. This makes them perfect for making frames.

    My second card uses the same pattern however I’ve coloured the butterflies this time for a different look …

    I’ve repeated the same framing technique with the Rectangle Framelits and the same sentiment from the Butterfly Gala Stamp Set.

    Both cards have been embellished with the gorgeous Gingham Gala Adhesive Backed Sequins and Saleabration Organza Ribbon.

    Let’s go hopping …

    Now it’s time to hop around and see what the other Latte Girls have made for you today …

    I do hope you enjoyed the projects included in today’s Blog Hop. Leave a comment for the girls and let them know you stopped by.

    Saleabration – Last Days

    There’s just days left to earn free Saleabration rewards! You wont want to miss out on any of this year’s offerings.

    Be sure to get your order in by Sunday so you dont miss out on these free rewards! It’s easy to earn – you’ll receive a free item with orders of just $90 or more.

    Contact me today to place your order or simply click the button below and start shopping online now!

    Click to Shop now online or email me with your order

    I do hope you like today’s Home to Roost card and it’s inspired you to create one of your own!

    Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you like today’s sweet little Ellie Easel Card.

    See you latte ..

    Well Said Friend

    Good Afternoon! It’s another sunny day here and I’m loving the cooler weather. Today I have for you my Well Said Friend card …

    Well Said Friend

    This is such a sweet card to make for that friend that means the world to you!

    First we stamped the Crackle Paint Background in Soft Sea Foam. I actually set the stamp on my Stamparatus with the mini grid paper. When I stamped my piece the void showed my friends where to lay their background piece. I really do need to use the Stamparatus more.

    The only other piece stamped was the little sentiment strip. All the other pieces on the card were die cut using the Big Shot.

    Here’s what I cut …

    • Leaves – Granny Apple Green
    • Friend and Heart – Flirty Flamingo

    The Flirty Flamingo ‘friend’ was affixed to the White Flax Ribbon with Tombow Multipurpose Glue. After fraying the ends slightly I adhered it over my leaves with dimensionals.

    Affix the sentiment “You Mean the World to Me” to the leaves with Multipurpose Glue. Paint that Flirty Flamingo heart with Wink of Stella and use a Mini Glue Dot to attach it to your card.

    Finally, take the Pink & Silver Baker’s Twine and tie a Bow. Attach it with a mini glue dot.

    This makes a fun sweet card and I’m sure you have someone that means the world to you that would be blessed by receiving this card.

    Grab the Bundle & redeem your free gift

    Purchase the Well Said Bundle this week to redeem your favourite Saleabration reward!

    Just think ~ if you had this bundle you’d never be stuck for another greeting or sentiment again! It’s the perfect addition to your craft stash!

    Saleabration – Last Days

    There’s just days left to earn free Saleabration rewards! You wont want to miss out on any of this year’s offerings.

    Be sure to get your order in by Sunday so you dont miss out on these free rewards! It’s easy to earn – you’ll receive a free item with orders of just $90 or more.

    Contact me today to place your order or simply click the button below and start shopping online now!

    Click to Shop now online or email me with your order

    I do hope you like today’s Home to Roost card and it’s inspired you to create one of your own!

    Here’s a quick shopping list for you to make today’s card ….

    Purchase these items and you’ll have earned 2 Level 1 Saleabration rewards or 1 Level 2 Saleabration reward! Gotta love free stuff!

    Contact me today to place your order!

    Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you like today’s sweet little Ellie Easel Card.

    See you latte ..

    Painted Country Floral

    Good Afternoon … After a warm day yesterday we’ve had a cool change and it’s more like an Autumn Day here. Today’s card is my Painted Country Floral card

    Country Floral

    Today’s card is fun and easy to do and one you could use for any Occasion!

    Painted Country Floral Card by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

    We made this recently at one of my Tuesday Technique Classes. I was showing different ways to use the embossing folders and showing the different looks you can get.

    The Country Floral folder is currently available as a free Saleabration item with a qualifying order of $90 or more.

    This is such a sweet embossing folder and getting it for free with an order just makes it a little bit sweeter doesnt it?

    Just look at the detail when it’s embossed ….

    Painted Country Floral Card by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

    Making these cards is a snap too – you could even sit and paint those embossed images while watching TV.

    The colours I used to paint were …

    • Highland Heather
    • Grapefruit Grove
    • Daffodil Delight
    • Balmy Blue
    • Melon Mambo
    • Granny Apple Green

    Just squeeze your ink pad while it’s closed to transfer ink to the lid and use an Aqua Painter to pick up the colour and paint the embossed areas. To get a softer colour simply squeeze some water from your brush and water down the colour.

    Remember to blot up any extra water from your lid before closing so you dont water down your actual ink pad!

    Saleabration – Last Days

    There’s just days left to earn free Saleabration rewards! You wont want to miss out on any of this year’s offerings.

    Be sure to get your order in by Sunday so you dont miss out on these free rewards! It’s easy to earn – you’ll receive a free item with orders of just $90 or more.

    Contact me today to place your order or simply click the button below and start shopping online now!

    Click to Shop now online or email me with your order

    I do hope you like today’s Home to Roost card and it’s inspired you to create one of your own!

    Thanks so much for stopping by – I appreciate your support! Dont forget to get your orders in this week to get your free Saleabration rewards – gotta catch them all!

    See you latte …