Just Add Ink 88 – Just Add a…….Die Cut

How appropriate I needed to create a Wedding Card for a lovely couple, who have been together for an amazing 25 years & finally “tied the knot” yesterday. Congrats Rachael & Steve!

This week’s Challenge at Just Add Ink was to create something using a Die Cut. Here is my lovely creation.

Cardstock: Early Espresso, Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride & Whisper White

Ink: Early Espresso

Stamp Set: Tiny Tags

Other: Tag Punch, Basic Pearls, Scallop Circle Die, Manhattan Flower Embossing Folder, Full Heart Punch, In-Colours (2010-2012) Patterned Paper Pack, Chiffon fabric (non-SU!)

The happy couple are away on their honeymoon, but this little card will be waiting for them in their mailbox upon their return.


Convention Accommodation – Wow!

Hello Everybody

Just thought I would show the outside of the gorgeous Mansion/House/Accommodation I stayed in, with 11 other Demonstrators & a very cute baby girl. The House was located in Fitzroy, just on the outskirts of the City – we could have caught the tram in each day (as the tram stop was right outside our house), but we were lucky enough to be chauffeur driven in by Rachel & Teena.

There were 7 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms – the bathrooms had NO curtains on the windows, so we had to find spare towels & prop them up somehow.

Unfortunately I haven’t got a photo of the lovely group of Demonstrators I stayed with – but we had a wonderful time getting to know each other.

My Convention Swaps

After I registered for our Annual Stampin’ Up! Convention, about 6 weeks before it commenced, I was wracking my brain for a Swap idea.

As I am a Melburnian & Convention this year was held here – I was thinking of something Melbourne(ish) & decided to dress the Owl  up in AFL (Australian Football League) jumpers to represent the sport that alot of Victorians & Australians love.

Can you believe not one stamp was used in this Swap? I used mainly the Big Shot & the Extra-Large Two-Step Owl Punch.

Very cute! What do you think?

NEW Hostess Promotion – 23 May-30 June 2011

Hello Everybody

How would YOU like to spend $110 FREE money?

All you need to do is – host a Hostess Workshop between 23 May – 30 June 2011, have at least $450 in sales & then you can spend $110 on any Stampin’ Up! products.

I am free most week days, week nights or Saturday afternoons to demo at your Workshop.

I brought back, from our Annual Convention, a FREE Gift for anybody who books a Workshop between the above dates. I only have 4 FREE gifts available – if you want a FREE gift, send me an email at ozzimum@hotmail.com or phone me on 0413 723 627 to book your Workshop date.

Look forward to hearing from you!

Owl – Aren’t U Cute?

Look at all these gorgeous Owls – wonder what they are prepared for? Wonder where they are going? Hoot Knows!

What do you think they’re prepared for? Do they look familiar? I’ll show you in another 10 days times.

Hoot Hoot For Now!


During May, the wonderful Stampin’ Up! Promotion this month is:

These Deals change every Wednesday – commencing 11 May. This week’s Deal is a little longer, as it started on 1 May & continues until Tuesday 10 May. So below are the details for this week:

Item Page Description Regular Price Sale Price
121578 37 Tag Alongs Wood-Mount Set $31.95 $19.17
120468 59 More Monkey Accessories Clear-Mount Set $23.95 $14.37
121550 59 More Monkey Accessories Wood-Mount Set $29.95 $17.97
120003 75 Cottage Garden Clear-Mount Set $24.95 $14.97
119163 75 Cottage Garden Wood-Mount Set $32.95 $19.77
121494 98 Compliments to the Chef Wood-Mount Set $35.95 $21.57


*There is no limit to the number of Deals of the Week items you may purchase. However, if we run low on product we will return the product to full catalogue price before the end of the week.  If this happens, we will announce it on the Stampin’ Up! website homepage


Check back here every Wednesday to see the new Deal of the Week or alternatively, you can check out my website at http://www.margaretknoops.stampinup.net .

Have a good week!

A new Challenge for Me!

I decided to “take the plunge” & delve into the wonderful world of Challenges – well one Challenge at the moment. Hopefully this will get my Mojo up & running again.

This Colour Challenge was set by Just Add Ink – http://just-add-ink.blogspot.com – anybody is welcome to participate & so this is my first time to submit a card.


One of my downline – Melissa – had a recent death in her family & I made this card, as a Sympathy Card . She loves these colours (except Whisper White), but she loved the card all the same.

Cardstock: Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White & Crumb Cake

Stamp Sets: Tiny Tags & Just Believe

Ink: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Old Olive & Rich Razzleberry

Other: Big Shot – Top Note Die, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Old Olive 1.6cm Grosgrain Ribbon, Linen Thread & Jewellery Tag Punch