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    You Can Make It

    Good Afternoon! If you havent flicked through one of our Stampin’ Up! Catalogues lately you may have missed all the You Can Make It bundles available.

    You Can Make It

    The You Can Make It Bundles were specifically designed with products for you to create quick and simple projects. They are especially perfect for new crafters but great for all Crafters. With just one Item Code it makes ordering super quick and easy!

    All the Bundles include all you need to start creating as soon as they arrive.

    The Bundles include a Stamp Set, Cardstock or Notecards, Ink, one of our lovely styled Acrylic Blocks and embellishments and/or colouring tools like Watercolor Pencils or Stampin Blends.

    These bundles really are the perfect Stamp & Go kit! Which one will you choose?

    Check out these wonderful projects you could make …

    Most of the You Can Make It Bundles are perfectly priced for you to earn free Saleabration rewards! How easy is that?

    How do you earn free products during Saleabration?

    You can earn three different ways …

    • Shop – simply place orders of $90 or more and you can select a free Saleabration item – plus you’ll earn rewards for every $90 in you order!
    • Host – Host a party with me during Saleabration (be quick time is running out) and once your party passes $400 in Sales you earn extra Stampin’ Rewards to spend on anything you’d like or put it towards your own Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit!
    • Join my Stampin’ Up! Team – when you join during Saleabration you’ll have two kits to choose from!
      • Kit 1 – Pay $169 and you can choose (yes you choose what you want) up to $315 in products (normally $235) plus you’ll get a 20% discount on all your future orders as a demonstrator!
      • Kit 2 – Pay $210 and you can choose (yes you choose what you want) up to $315 in products (normally $235) plus you’ll get the awesome Craft n Carry Tote in your kit and a 20% discount on all your future orders as a demonstrator!

    So what are you waiting for?

    Contact me today to place your order for one of these fine You Can Make It Bundles or items off your Wishlist or for more information on how to join my wonderful Latte Girls teamyou dont even have to be a coffee drinker!

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    Well Said Birthday using Waterfront Stamp Set by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia #waterfront #wellsaid #stampalatte

    Well Said Birthday

    Good Afternoon … bit dreary here today but grateful for the rain! Today’s card is my Well Said Birthday card and another from my Well Said Class last week and also uses the Waterfront Stamp Set.

    Well Said Birthday using Waterfront Stamp Set by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia #waterfront #wellsaid #stampalatte

    Well Said Birthday

    We had so much fun last week creating with this sweet bundle. While most of the cards were girlie or feminine I wanted to make a masculine one as well. One of my go-to Stamp Sets for masculine cards is the wonderful Waterfront Stamp Set.

    With all the elements and sayings in the Waterfront set you can make many different cards and projects.

    To make my panel I stamped the trees first in Basic Gray – this made it easy to know where to place my mountains. The mountains were then stamped in Smokey Slate. I kept stamping the same stamp until I got the ‘range’ I was looking for.

    Well Said Birthday using Waterfront Stamp Set by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia #waterfront #wellsaid #stampalatte

    I took the circle stamp and stamped in Smokey Slate but twisted the stamp before lifting it from the cardstock to give the moon definition. The happy was also stamped in Smokey Slate. Birthday is cut in Basic Black using the Well Written Thinlit Dies. I’ve also used the scalloped edgelit from the Be Mine Framelits pack to sit behind my panel.

    You Can Make It

    Have you seen all the You Can Make It bundles in the Catalogues? They are a set of products all bundled up with one code & price. Perfectly coordinated for you to open and play as soon as you get it. There’s one that includes the Waterfront Stamp Set …

    This Bundle comes complete with Acrylic Block, Stamp Pads, Notecards and Envelopes and Twine to complete your cards. There’s even some card samples in the catalogue for you to copy!

    The Bundle is perfectly priced for you to also earn a free Saleabration item as well!

    Contact me today to place your order and dont forget to select your free Saleabration item! See all the Level 1 Saleabration rewards here!

    Thanks so much for stopping by and see you latte

    Double Drapery Romance

    Good Afternoon. It’s Friday again! These weeks just seem to be rushing by. Each Tuesday I host a Technique Club Class and this week we had fun doing the Double Drapery Fold.

    Double Drapery

    When I saw this card on Pinterest and found it on Julianne Richards Blog I knew it was perfect for the girls on Tuesday. Not only does it use the gorgeous Tea Together Stamp Set and coordinating Tea Time Saleabration Framelits but it also used the gorgeous Floral Romance Designer Series Specialty papers.


    I will warn you. Once you’ve worked out the folding for these Drapery cards you may get addicted to them.

    Are you local and free on a Tuesday? maybe you’d like to consider coming along to my Tuesday Technique Club. There’s no need to purchase but you’ll get the class free if you do! We have lots of fun, enjoy coffee & morning tea and make one or two cards each week. Contact me today for all the details and to register for next week’s class.

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    The tutorial for this card is free to my subscribers. Not a subscriber? No problem, you can subscribe today and the tutorial will be sent to you for free!

    Saleabration – Last Weeks

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

    Dont delay to the end of the month as some items are on Low Inventory and I’d hate for you to miss out on the items on your wish list!

    To earn free Saleabration rewards all you need to do is what you love to do – buy Stampin’ Up! products! 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

    Thanks so much for stopping by and see you latte

    Freshly Brewed – Well Said

    Good Afternoon and thanks for stopping by! Today we have another Freshly Brewed Projects with the Latte Girls Blog hop for you to enjoy. This week we are sharing projects using the Well Said Bundle

    Freshly Brewed Projects with the Latte Girls

    Well Said

    When you first see this Bundle in the Occasions Catalogue you may falter at the price. Trust me when I say you are getting your money’s worth! Well you would want to when the bundle (which is discounted by 10%) is $132.25!

    Let’s have a look at this bundle. It includes …

    • so many stamps it needs two cases! Actually you get 51 stamps in that stamp set – something for every occasion and every one!
    • the dies also come on two sheets. You’ll get 24 different dies including words/sentiments and images.

    In all you will receive 75 pieces in this bundle – that’s less than $1.80 per item in the bundle! Now I challenge you to purchase any stamp or die at that price and get the quality and service that Stampin’ Up! provides.

    Here’s what I have created for you today using this awesome bundle …

    How sweet is this card? I originally made this card for my hubby for our Anniversary early in the month. I opted to give him a more masculine card but this one was loved by all in class. It’s quick, easy and fun to make and not sure if you noticed – but there’s no stamping on this card! It’s more like a ‘say it with die cuts’ sorta card!

    I cut out two sets of branches and cut one stem off to create my bunch of leaves. You may notice there’s only one bird die yet my tweeters are facing each other? Just flip one over and flatten it out with your bone folder!

    What a perfectly tweet way to tell someone you love them dont you think?

    Let’s go hopping with the Latte Girls …

    Oh how sweet were those projects? Thanks for joining us today on the Blog Hop!

    Saleabration continues …

    Dont forget, if you purchase this bundle before 31st March you will also earn a Saleabration product for free! This bundle just got better right?

    What if you wanted more for free? Why not add an extra $50 to your order and then you can choose two Level 1 Saleabration rewards or one Level 2 Saleabration reward.

    Wait!! There’s more with Saleabration ..

    You could also include it in your Saleabration Starter Kit and add products to total $315 and pay just $169 – or add the Craft n Carry Tote bag and pay $210. See there are lots of ways to get lets of products for free during Saleabration!

    Join today, get the tote and start saving on all your purchases!

    Thanks so much for stopping by and see you latte

    True Friend using Beauty Abounds and Strong & Beautiful by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

    Strong & Beautiful True Friend

    Good Afternoon! It’s been a long Tuesday here with a super early start at 5am! I have my ‘True Friend’ card for you today from my Strong & Beautiful class …

    True Friend using Beauty Abounds and Strong & Beautiful by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

    I am sure that you have one, if not more, friend in your life that are a True Friend to you. Someone that is not only there for you during the good times but someone who is always there with a word, a hug or whatever you need when things arent going so well or in times of need. Someone you could send this card to.

    Strong & Beautiful

    I do love the Strong & Beautiful Stamp Set for it’s wonderful sentiments. Words to uplift and encourage, to show gratitude and words of Hope. I think it is one of those must have sets!

    I love how this card turned out. If you havent noticed already I love using those dots from the Beauty Abounds Stamp Set! They create such wonderful backgrounds.

    I wanted my sentiment to be the main focus of this card so the dotty background worked perfectly.

    True Friend using Beauty Abounds and Strong & Beautiful by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

    I’ve used the Rectangle Stitched Framelits to cut out my sentiment and I’ve just embellished my card with some of the sweet little butterflies from the Butterfly Beauty Thinlits. The Butterfly Beauty Thinlits are another must have! There are 20 different butterfly dies to adorn all your projects. I’ve cut my butterflies from the Lovely Lipstick Foil sheets – these are a free Saleabration reward.

    To finish off this sweet card I’ve added the odd small rhinestone jewel.

    I do hope you like today’s card. I am sure you have someone in mind that you could make this for and send in the post to them.

    Saleabration – Last Weeks

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

    Dont delay to the end of the month as some items are on Low Inventory and I’d hate for you to miss out on the items on your wish list!

    To earn free Saleabration rewards all you need to do is what you love to do – buy Stampin’ Up! products! 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

    Thanks so much for stopping by and see you latte

    Vibrant Vases

    Good Evening! I have a sweet little card for you today from yesterday’s Vibrant Vases Class.

    Vibrant Vases

    I do love a good flower stamp set and Vibrant Vases is a great one to have in your supply. Not only is it a great little 2 step stamp set but it also coordinates perfectly with Varied Vases and the Vases Builder Punch.

    It comes in Photopolymer so it’s transparent and easy to line up your stamps as you can see through the stamps to line them up.

    One of my most favourite flowers are tulips so it was easy to decide what flowers to put in today’s vase!

    They have been stamped in Calypso Coral with the leaves done in Soft Sea Foam. After placing my tulips on my card I simply used a Stampin Write Marker to draw my stems.

    The vase was stamped in Versamark and then covered with white embossing powder and heat set. This vase goes perfectly with the Beautifully Detailed Designer Series Paper frame.

    The Frame Panel from the Beautifully Detailed Laser Cut paper makes for an elegant and feminine card. I hope you like it as much as the ladies liked it in class.

    Saleabration

    Looking at purchasing the Vibrant Vases Stamp Set? you may wish to consider getting the Varied Vases Bundle as well.

    Varied/Vibrant Vases

    Purchasing these products together will mean you qualify for a Level 1 Saleabration reward – click here to see the rewards! Which will you choose?

    Place your order for these products together and you’ll receive the tutorials to create the cards from my Vibrant Vases Class.

    Thanks so much for stopping by and see you latte ..

    Resilient, Strong & Beautiful

    Good Morning! Yay it’s the weekend again! This morning I get to meet up with some Resilient, Strong & Beautiful women. Yes its the ladies at my Weight Watchers meeting. These ladies are a continual support and cheer leaders for each other and me. I wouldn’t have come so far if it hadn’t been for them – now lets pray the scales were smiling this morning when I weigh in!

    Strong & Beautiful

    I am sure you have someone in your life who is continually Resilient, Strong and Beautiful. How nice would it be to give a card such as this to them? I’m sure they would be touched by your kind thoughts.

    Now, if I’d paid attention I would have known that yesterday was International Womens Day and it would have been the perfect day to post this card. Well let’s just extend the celebrations because women do need to be celebrated and not just on one day!

    Today’s card features the lovely Strong and Beautiful Stamp Set, Beautifully Detailed Specialty Laser-Cut paper and the Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper

    Resilient, Strong & Beautiful by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

    These products just were made for each other I believe!

    I’ve finished off my card by embellishing it with a Silver Metallic edged ribbon Bow and a Petal Pink Rhinestone Gem

    It’s a quick and easy card and clean and simple. Sometimes that is all you need for a card. The gesture needs to be more than the embellishments – well most of the time!

    Here’s a list of the products used on this card …

    Big Shot
    [143263]
    $159.00
    Glue Dots
    [103683]
    $8.00

    Simply click on any of the products above to start shopping for the items you need to recreate this card.

    Saleabration

    If you dont like shopping online you can contact me with your order. Remember orders of $90 or more earn free Saleabration rewards!

    Thanks so much for stopping by and see you latte ..

    Lasting Lily in Navy by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

    Navy Lasting Lily

    Good Morning! Yay we’ve made it to the weekend! Today’s card is one using the Lasting Lily Stamp set in Night of Navy

    Lasting Lily

    The Lasting Lily has to be one of my favourite Sale-a-bration Stamp Sets this year. You can make cards for all occasions and it’s perfect for those Occasions where you have no other words.

    Lasting Lily in Navy by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

    The Stamp Set comes with 10 different sentiments for you to use. There’s thoughts including thank you, caring, love and compassion/sympathy.

    I did see a card on Mary Fish’s Blog using this colour theme and I thought how striking. So I tried this colour combination of Night of Navy and Crumb Cake for myself and immediately fell in love!

    The stitching on the card base and the stitched label both come from the Stitched Labels Framelits pack.

    It’s a great one to have on hand for adding elements to your cards or making lovely labels like on this card.

    Lasting Lily in Navy – step by step

    1. Cut your Crumb Cake Card base 105mm x 297mm. Fold in half and burnish fold. Run through Big Shot with the stitched piece on both sides of front of card.
    2. Cut your Night of Navy Layer 86mm x 125mm
    3. Cut your Very Vanilla Layer 82mm x 122mm. Stamp Lily Flowers in Night of Navy Ink. Stamp Stems and leaves and Crumb Cake Ink.
    4. Adhere your stamped layer to your Night of Navy Layer. Affix these two layers to your card Base with Dimensionals.
    5. Cut a Very Vanilla piece 30mm x 80mm. Stamp Sentiment in Night of Navy. Cut out with Big Shot and Stitched Label die. Affix to base of flowers with Dimensionals.
    6. Tie a bow in the Braided Linen Trim and affix to label with a glue dot.

    I hope you enjoy recreating this card. Remember there’s just 3 weeks left of Saleabration! Dont leave your order too late and miss out on the free rewards you deserve!

    Click to Shop now online or email me with your order

    Thanks for stopping by and see you latte ..

    Country FLoral in So Saffron with Wooden Elements by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

    Simply Wooden Elements

    Good Afternoon and welcome to another Simple Stamping Techniques Blog Hop! This month we are showing you ways to use our fun little Wooden Elements.

    Simple Stamping Techniques International Blog Hop

    Simply Wooden Elements

    I love using embellishments on a card. One such embellishment that gets overlooked are our Wooden Elements embellisments. Currently we have two sets …

    Wooden Elements


    Did you notice the price on the Butterfly Elements? Yes they are free with a $90 order during Sale-a-bration. While they have been sold out in USA they are still available here in Australia. They are Low Inventory so you’ll need to get your order in as soon as possible if you’d like them!

    I’ve made a couple of cards for you today. Both are the same layout and design just in different colours.

    In Balmy Blue …

    Have you seen the new Country Florals Embossing Folder yet? It’s part of the Sale-a-bration 2nd Release and it’s gorgeous! To create this embossed look you swipe your ink pad (or brayer it for a lighter tone) over the inside of your embossing folder, insert the cardstock and run it through the Big Shot. I’ve teamed it up with a Balmy Blue Base Card and one of the designs from the Subtles Family paper stack. I’ve used a simple banner for my sentiment then finished it off with one of the sweet Butterfly Elements. They are fun and easy to add to a project for that little extra touch.

    I think this one is my favourite. The softness of So Saffron is so pretty and there’s just something about yellow that cheers everyone up. I suppose it is the colour of sunshine!

    For my element on this card I used a different butterfly from the Butterfly Elements. It’s one of the butterfly frames or outlines and Ive simply added the metallic pearls inside the frame for it’s body. There are many ways to use these little elements and know you’ll love playing with them and adding them to your projects too!

    Let’s go hopping …

    Now lets go hopping! Check out all the ideas from the Simple Stamping Techniques Design Team …

    I do hope you liked what the girls have created for you this month and you’ve taken a couple of minutes to leave the girls a comment on their work.

    Thanks so much for stopping by and see you latte ..

    Tiled Flowers using Vibrant Vases by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

    Freshly Brewed Vibrant Vases

    Good Afternoon and welcome to another Freshly Brewed Projects from the Latte Girls. This week we are sharing projects using the gorgeous Vibrant Vases Stamp Set

    Freshly Brewed Projects with the Latte Girls

    Vibrant Vases

    When I first saw this set in the Occasions Catalogue the corners of my mouth angled a little a smile appeared on my face! This set was designed to coordinate with the Vases Builder Punch.

    I do love flowers! I love to colour them, cut them out, punch them, die cut them. They are God’s little gift to us to brighten our day and homes! So for today’s card I went with just the flowers from this sweet set …

    With this set being a 2 step stamp set and photopolymer it made it easy to stamp the flowers and colour them. Perfect for anyone new to stamping!

    Once my flowers and sentiment were stamped I cut them out with the Layering Squares Framelits. They are layered on a scalloped square also from the Layering Squares Framelits. Once my squares were done I sponged Balmy Blue around the edges with a dauber.

    My tulip square was done a little different. I stamped and punched the flowers and leaves. Stamped the stems on the white square then placed and adhered the flowers and leaves on.

    I do hope you like today’s card. I wanted to do something different with this set as everything I have seen seems to look the same or similar. This is why I went with the ‘flowers only.

    Now lets see what the Latte Girls have created for you today …

    I do hope you liked what the girls have created for you today. Be sure to leave comments so they know you stopped by.

    Here’s what I used to create today’s card …

    Big Shot
    [143263]
    $159.00

    Sale-a-bration – final month

    Remember you can earn free Sale-a-bration products when you place an order of $90 or more! Sale-a-bration finished 31st March so only a few weeks left to get the free products you’d like!

    Thanks so much for stopping by and see you latte ..

    Lovely Hearts using Stitched All Around Bundle by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia #stampalatte #stampinup #stitchedallaround #love

    Lovely Hearts

    Good Afternoon! Today is a special day for us – it’s our 34th Wedding Anniversary and I have my sweet Lovely Hearts card using Stitched All Around to share with you!

    Lovely Hearts using Stitched All Around Bundle by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia #stampalatte #stampinup #stitchedallaround #love

    Lovely Hearts

    This is such a sweet and fun card to make and it was inspired by this card by Mary Fish. This was from a class we did last year using the Stitched All Around Bundle which you can find in the Annual Catalogue on page 17.

    Stitched All Around Bundle

    I love all the elements that come in that Framelits pack! They are great for edges, labels, background textures and so much more! We do love our stitched elements and they are so popular at the moment!

    Love the Bundle? why not get it this month, add the brights cardstock and you’ll have earned yourself a free Saleabration reward!

    Did you notice there’s only one stamp on my card?

    Lovely Hearts using Stitched All Around Bundle by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia #stampalatte #stampinup #stitchedallaround #love

    All the other pieces on my card are all cut out using the framelits. I love that colour combination too – Highland Heather, Daffodil Delight, Coastal Cabana and Flirty Flamingo!

    I did get a little frugal and showed my class ladies to cut the square and heart at the same time from the one piece. The black stitched circle covers up the heart cut out so it’s all good. Meant it cuts down on the time to cut out the pieces too!

    It’s a bit of a heart day here every 2nd March!

    I am very grateful that today it is much cooler than it was 34 years ago on this day! We often joke about the weather on our Wedding Day. We chose to get married in March because “it’s not too hot and not too cold” – an important decision when one gets married is it not? I mean you dont want to freeze but you also dont want to be melting. Well our ‘not so hot/not so cold’ day turned out to be 44 Celsius (thats 111F for my Northern Hemisphere friends)!

    I hope you’ve had a lovely day today and it’s cool wherever you are … but not too cool!

    Thanks so much for stopping by and see you latte …

    Saleabration Coordination

    I do love Saleabration and I do love how Stampin’ Up! are always working on ways to make things easier for us! We have some new products for this month only with the Saleabration Coordination special and I think you’ll love them!

    Saleabration Coordination

    I remember when I had my Saleabration Launch and we made a cute card with the frogs. Of course the flies were included and the girls had to fussy cut them out. I wont deny there was moaning involved.

    I am sure they will love it now we have all these wonderful framelits to coordinate with some of our popular Saleabration products …

    You’ll notice in the Framelits above there are extra elements to each pack other than the images in the Stamp Sets. Gotta love that – and yes there is a die for the flies!

    But wait … there’s some new products as well …

    What can I say? you are going to love this new punch! It’s perfect for labels on household items and also for tags and sentiments on your cards and scrapbook layouts!

    The new More Than Words Stamp Set was designed to coordinate with the existing Saleabration products to give you more options and reasons to send your sweet cards.

    These products are only available during March and will be while stocks last. Please be sure to get your orders in early to get these wonderful products before they sell out!

    Plus as a bonus from me I’m offering a neat little Saleabration Tutorial pack to anyone placing a qualifying Saleabration order during March! It’s just a little way to say thank you for all your continued support! Much better than the toys from Coles and Woolworths!

    Need a little Saleabration Coordination Inspiration? Check these projects out …

    I know you are going to love these items as much as I do! It sure made cutting out the Lilies for my Frame that I shared earlier this week super quick and easy … and without any moaning!

    Click the button below and shop the Saleabration Coordination today!

    Remember, you’ll earn Saleabration rewards with every $90 you order!

    So if you’ve been umming and ahhing over particular sets but didnt want to cut it all out by hand now is the time to get those orders in!

    You can even include the Saleabration Coordination products in your Saleabration Starter Kit!

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    Thanks so much for stopping by and see you latte …