Tuesday, September 25, 2007


Although I was unable to be there on last Saturday for the CC at 3 Angels Scrapping due to attending a wedding, I managed to get 2 of the 3 challenges done. Thanks for the great challenges Heike, great job hosting your 1st CC! I'm definitely going to give that mini album a try when I get some more time too.

The first photo is of the cute little bag Heike supplied the template for & we had to decorate. Lily loves it. I made it for her whilst she was a school. Used up a few of my scraps with this one which is always a good thing too & those beautiful blue florals were part of a RAK I received a while back from the wonderful Jo & Rosy

The second photo is a a free-standing chipboard picture frame, again Heike provided all the measurements as part of the challenge & we had to decorate it. I've had this particular photo in mind to scrap for a long time but just never figured out how I wanted to do it. As Lily's hair is getting longer & thicker (finally)and also due to the fact that she is a very restless sleeper, her bed hair really amazes me some mornings......this photo was taken on one of those days! I used my Stampin'Up! Wild about You stamp set (featured in the 2007-2008 catalogue) & also Round Tab punch (featured in the current Spring Mini Catalogue). I really love how this turned out & it's already on display in my "office"

It was great to do some actual scrapping again too. I've been spending most of my free time assembling my new Stampin' Up! stamp sets & getting some samples together for my card workshops running here at my place on the 5th & 6th of October to coincide with World Card Making Day. I've had lots people showing interest & it's looking like there'll be quite a few people attending over both days, which is great. I'm really looking forward to it!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

What a Day!

After much tinkering, many hours & of course some help from my wonderful hubby, Craig (he's the one in our family with the brains for computers!), I've managed to add a slide show & links to the blog! I'm really happy with how I've got it looking now, please feel free to leave a comment & let me know what you think- I promise I don't bite!

I made a mini album for my Guest Design Team spot at Scrapworld this month. I really love how it turned out. Loved using the kit. Thanks for the opportunity Melissa.

My Stampin' Up! News
Exciting news too for my Stampin' Up! venture! To launch my business & to coincide with World Card Making Day on October 6th, I will be conducting two cardmaking workshops at my place on the 5th & 6th of October 2007.

I'm hoping for a good turn out over the two days & to gain some confidence as a demonstrator & have invited lots of friends both new & old.

I'll pop up some sample cards when I have them made.

The cost will be $15 per person/workshop (for the supply of materials to make 4 cards & light refreshments).

We'll be kicking off at 11am for a couple of hours of fun & afterwards if the weather's nice, who knows we may well adjourn to the beach.
Contact me for any further information or to book yourself a place.

RSVP 29-9-07

As an added bonus Stampin' Up! are offering 20% off any Simply Sent card kits (pg 18-20) purchased from 4th October-8th October 2007.

Monday, September 10, 2007

A few more layouts

These are some more of my layouts for the "Back to Reality" competition that was running at Scrapworld over the past 8 weeks or so. I managed to pick up a weekly prize for the last L/O- a deck of Heidi Swapp playing cards. I've never actually used them before so very excited about getting them.
There were some awesome scrappers in that comp & I had heaps of fun creating a L/O each week. Big CONGRATS to the winner Anne Marie, 2nd placed Alice, 3rd placed Christie & also Melissa Corbett for winning a place on the DT.

Also currently have the mini album which I made for my Guest DT spot at Scrapworld on their DT blog. Will share some piccies tomorrow. In the meantime I will try to to figure out how to set up links from my blog to the blogs & places I love to check out.

My fave haunt is a lovely forum 3 Angels Scrapping run by the lovely Jo & Rosy. It's got a fantastic store with impeccable service, a friendly forum, great competitions & CCs, a seriously awesome DT & a very inspirational gallery!

Go check them out, you're sure to love it.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Hello blog world

Hi, welcome & thank you for visiting my blog.

I'm Susanne Perry, 34yr old SAHM of two beautiful girls Lily and Mackenzie & wife of 7 & 1/2 yrs to Craig. We live on the magnificent Central Coast of NSW.

I love scrapping & stamping and this love has led me to recently join Stampin' Up! as an Independent Demonstator.

It's a new & exciting time for me at present with lots of exciting things going on as I venture out into the world as a Stampin' Up! demonstrator & I'm going to use this blog to document my journey as well as share some of my scrapping stuff & family stories.

Stampin' Up! Information:

Visit http://www3.stampinup.com/au/ena/default.asp to check out the Stampin' Up! site

To view an online catalogue of Stampin' Up!'s wonderful stamping & scrapping products and accessories which I am able to supply directly through catalogue sales or as part of a Stampin' Up workshop visit http://catalogs.shoplocal.com/stampinup/index.aspx?pagename=shopmain&fsid=7f589cfe-e4ef-40da-ae50-03447ba1178d&storeid=1039381&circularid=10393

There's also a fresh & funky Spring Catalogue full of fantastic & new stamp sets & accessories

And with the amazing "Hooray for Hostesses" bonus currently running on top of the already generous hostess benefits, now may be a great time to host your own fun Stampin' Up! workshop. http://www3.stampinup.com/au/ena/5244.asp

Contact me today to book a workshop and earn free stamps.