So naturally I had to do some stamping – didnt think I’d miss my stamping so much over the holidays but I must say I have made up for lost time as I’ve had to prepare for 5 workshops with the first today and one every day till Monday. Whew! I think Tuesday I’ll fall down and not get up for a day or two lol!!

I did get home to a tower of mail and packages!

Of course I opened the packages first …. well after unpacking as hubby said I couldnt open them until the bags were unpacked. What a mean man … surely thats some form of abuse? Two of the packages were birthday presents for me … one from my dear friend Makeesha and another from a good friend in USA.

Now [much to all Aussie demo’s dismay] I have to tell you I squealed when I opened the package from USA as it had their new Stampin’ Up!® Scallop Border punch!! I’m sure you all heard me squeal and I’m very happy to say that all my customers will be able to order it from the Summer Mini Catalogue which starts December 1 so start saving girls!!

The other birthday box I got was from Makeesha – this ladies just oozes talent and love! I am so blessed to know her and have her as a friend!

This project was posted on Makeesha’s blog yesterday so you’ll be able to pop over there and get the tutorial on how to make these awesome boxes.

She has used the Secret Garden Simply Scrappin’ kit to make this one and I just love the papers and colours in that pack.

The Simply Scrappin kits are full of awesome little goodies that you cant get separately in the Idea Book and Catalogue and I just love scrapping with them as it makes it so easy for you!

Now when you life the lid off you can see how the ribbon is thread through to hold the little love notes and envelopes around the side.

Mind you I did get excited when I opened mine to find not only the gorgeous love notes Makeesha made but also a little box of chocolates and several coffee bags – does this woman know me or what??

I had meant to take this box to today’s demonstration to show the ladies but I did forget to take it along – I’ll have to try and remember to take it along tomorrow!

Here are the gorgeous little love note cards that were in the box along with the lovely birthday card Makeesha made me again using the Secret Garden Simply Scrappin’ kit.

I was so blessed with alot of cards for my birthday so I want to thank everyone who sent me a card – even hubby commented on how many I got this year especially considering he forgot my birthday last year and no he hasnt lived that one down yet! Not sure he ever will 😉

Before I go I want to share with you the layout the ladies made at the demonstration today.

Again its using the Secret Garden Simply Scrappin’ kit and it was inspired by one that Andrea (who also happens to be in my team) did last week.

I do like how this one turned out and the ladies today were impressed with how easy it was but also at how elegant it turns out.

My little girl is growing up hey???

Have a great night and if you’d like to book a demonstration to see the Simply Sent kits in action then please do as I’d love to share them with you!


  1. Hi Leonie … Only just discovered this one! Thanks for the link! I love your version … and particularly the curled paper in the corner! How lovely! Isn’t it amazing that an idea can look so different when created by two different people! Hope your day is a bit better today! Hugs, Andrea

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