Thursday, 23 October 2014

12 Weeks of Christmas - Week 4

Wow - Week 4 already. Today we have  the very talented Jenny Hayward sharing a project. She has made the cutest Tiny Treat Gift Holder.

This little Treat Holder will fit a variety of treats all together for you to give someone special this Christmas. Really it is just so simple.  She has used 3 of the Tiny Treat Boxes available in the Holiday Catalogue. These are a bargain at $11.95 (AUS) for 24 boxes. They are so cute and there are so many different ways you can use them. This would be a really cute gift to give someone as a little extra or for those “Hard to buy for” people.

For this she has adhered 3 of the boxes together with Sticky Strip and then decorated them using the Nordic Noel Designer Series Paper. She has added some stars from the Bright and Beautiful stamp set and cut with the Star Framelits. Additional stars were cut from Gold Foil Sheets with the smallest Stars Framelits. The gorgeous Red Satin Ribbon finishes the box off. Of course, you can decorate these boxes however you like. Fill some Cellophane bags with treats and tie them off.  She used the Gold Twine for this.
If  you would like a detailed instruction sheet on how to create this, please email me and I will send you the pdf.
Now as always in our 12 Weeks of Christmas we are offering another special bundle of products so you can make this yourself, AND save 10%. So the bundle is below, and if you want it  then please let me know. This special price can only be purchsed directly through me, it is not available in my online store.
This weeks bundle for $44-80

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I hope you are enjoying our 12 weeks of Christmas. Remember to come back next Thursday for yet another wonderful project.

Thanks for dropping  by today.
Have a great day.


Wednesday, 22 October 2014

It's time for Wednesday's Weekly Deals

Yeah for Wednesday's and another round of great specials.

There's some lovely ribbon this week, along with some groovy embossing folders and even a stamp set. Check them out below.

And please don't forget the Pick A Pack of Paper Promotion that is still running.

If you join Stampin' Up! in the month of October, you will receive a free pack of Designer Series Paper EVERY MONTH for 6 MONTHS absolutely FREE. Wow thats a cool deal. If you are a patterned paper junkie like me, you do not want to miss this deal.

If you need more information about all the awesomeness that comes with being a demonstrator then make sure you contact me ASAP. My email address is on my blog header.

Or if you are ready to join, just click here.

Plus you only have another week or so to grab your FREE Good Greetings stamp set.
This is such a versatile stamp set. I just love it. So what do you have to do to get it FREE?!  Well you just need to place a qualifying order, or host a party. Want to know more, then make sure you contact me today.

Thanks so much for visiting today.

Hope you have a chance to be creative soon.
Have a great day.

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Happy 14th Birthday

I can't believe that my son turned 14 yesterday. Wow where has all that time gone?

As some of you may know we have had lots of ups and downs with my son. He is very special indeed with his ADHD, Aspergers and Tourettes. But we love him effortlessly and with all our hearts. And we are very proud of the young man he is becoming.

One of his favourite past times is listening to music on his iPod.  I found several of this design on Pinterest and just had to recreate one for my son.

Narelle Fasulo - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

He thought the card was very cool. I feel so lucky that I could make a card to suit him rather than settling for whatever I could find in the shops. Love my job !

We don't do birthday parties in our house for lots of different reasons, so instead we have a tradition where the birthday person chooses either a day out somewhere or a dinner out. This year my son chose to go for dinner at Pancake at the Rocks. It was such a nice evening.
Here is my gorgeous birthday bay.

If you want to recreate this card, this is what I used.

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Thanks for dropping by today.


Sunday, 19 October 2014


I bet you are wondering what PLxSU means, right !

Well it is Project Life by Stampin' Up!

A fabulous way of memory keeping that is quick and simple, yet very effective.

Here are two pages I put together in less than half an hour.

Narelle Fasulo - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Narelle Fasulo - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

All I did was pick out some photos, choose a pocket page to suit my photos, added some cards from one of the fabulous collections available, added some journalling, a little bit of embellishing, and I was done. From start to finish, it took me around 30 minutes. I told you it was quick and easy.

Do you have lots of photos sitting in boxes, or on hard drives and usb sticks. Do you ever go and look at them. Why don't you get those memories out into the daylight so you and the family can enjoy them.

Doing Project Life by Stampin' Up! memory keeping is so quick and easy, you don't need all those endless supplies of embellishments and the latest paper range out. Everything you need is in the card collections and accessory packs. So much cheaper than all the other paraphernalia that usually comes with traditional memory keeping methods like scrap booking. Don't get me wrong, I love scrap booking, but it is time consuming and I am WAY behind on scrapping my photos.  I love Project Lie by Stampin' Up! as I can get my memories done while they are still fresh.

If you want to check out the wonderful range that is Project Life by Stampin' Up! then just go here.

You can purchase all your memory keeping supplies and more in my online store which is open 24 hours a day.
Thank you for dropping by today.
Have a great day.


Friday, 17 October 2014

Project Life Blog Hop

Welcome to the Project Life by Stampin' Up! Latte Girls Blog Hop.

We are all so excited about Project Life that we just had to show you all.

Project Life has to be the simplest form of memory keeping around. I remember when I was young we used to get the photos developed and then put them in those nasty acid filled photo albums. How quick was that. Just lift up the sleeve and pop the photo in. Well Project Life is just as quick. Pop your photos in the pockets, add a few additional cards, a little bit of journalling and your done.

But did you know that the cards that come in the collections can also be used for other things. You can make greeting cards, tags and all sorts of other things with them. So today as part of this blog hop I thought I would show you some greeting cards I have made using the cards from the Hello December Collection which is coming out for a very limited time in the upcoming Christmas Supplement.

Narelle Fasulo - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
With this card above I have stamped a piece of Whisper White card with one of the snowflakes from the Endless Wishes stamp set, then simply layered it on Lost Lagoon and Basic Black. Then I have layered one of the cards from the Hello December Project Life Collection on Basic Black, added some of the Black dotty washi tape from the Accessory Pack and highlighted it with the snowflake button which also comes from the Accessory Pack.
Here is a close up of the snowflake button. It is so cute.
Narelle Fasulo - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

With this second card below I tried something really different which resulted in quite a bold card.
Narelle Fasulo - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
I love the Washi tape that comes in the Accessory Pack so I thought I would use it to make horizontal stripes on the background. This definitely makes a statement. Then I cut a frame of Lost Lagoon card stock, mounted the snowflake card from the Collection onto Basic Black and then twisted it so its not all lined up straight. This is so not my style....I like everything to be even and uniform. But I quite like the effect in the end. I also added some of the cutest wooden snowflakes from the Accessory pack. Here is a close up of them.
Narelle Fasulo - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

For the final card I just had to use the gorgeous sequins that come in the Accessory Pack. Then I saw the printed acetate cards in the are stunning. So I just had to make than a shaker card.
Narelle Fasulo - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

And then I saw the sheets of silver alphabet and shapes, and found the cutest snowflakes, so just had to add them as well.
Narelle Fasulo - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Because I am in Australia and we don't get snow at Christmas time, I thought I would use these cards to make some Christmas cards to send to friends overseas who do get snow at Christmas. By using the cards from the Project Life kit, these cards came together so fast. So next time you are in a rush and don't have the time to get the stamps and ink pads out, why not just grab a Project Life Collection card, some card stock, a couple of embellishments and your done. So quick and easy. Love it ! Love Project Life !

The Hello December Project Life Collection and Accessory Pack are only available in the Christmas Supplement which starts October 20 and available while stocks last. I predict this kit will be very popular, so if you want yours, you have better get in quickly.

If you want to recreate these cards, these are the products I used.

Now I bet you are busting to hop around to all the other girls blogs. So here is the list to get you on your way.

Libby Dyson
Virginia Hampson
Narelle Fasulo <<you are here >>
Leonie Schroder

I hope you have enjoyed what I created. Remember you can purchase all these supplies and more in my online store.

Have a great day and thanks for visiting.

Thursday, 16 October 2014

12 Weeks of Christmas - Week 3

Wow I can't believe that this is our third week of this Christmas thing already. That means that it will be here before we know we had better start getting organised.

This week I will help you get a head start by showing you a simple table setting you can start now that will have your Christmas table looking so very special.

Narelle Fasulo - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
This table setting consists of a cutlery bag, a bonbon and a name place card.  I think you would agree that these would dress up the Christmas table and make it something special.
Here are some photos of the individual items and also some videos showing how to make the key components. For full instructions and a complete list of supplies, please email me for a detailed pdf.
Cutlery Bag
Narelle Fasulo - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

I just love this Cutlery Bag. I know you could just put the cutlery on the table next to the plates, but that would be boring, right ? Making this bag gives you a reason to create and show off a little to your guests. I am sure they will be appreciative of the effort you went to and the table will look so festive and special.

Here are a couple of videos showing you how to make the rosettes.


Narelle Fasulo - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

One of the things I like most is the pulling of the bon bon at the Christmas table. And  the dorky hat every one has to wear, the corny jokes and the little novelty inside. But once they are pulled apart they are thrown away. If you spend a lot of money and buy the really pretty ones, they end up in the bin as well. So why not have them to bring out to keep the fun in the dinner, but also have these on the table to make it pretty. The bonus of these is that you can fill them with wrapped chocolates or something too as an extra treat, and the guests get to keep them as a memento of a wonderful gathering with family and friends.

Here is a video showing you how to make the BonBon.

Name Place Card
Narelle Fasulo - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

I just love it when I go to a function and there are place cards. It makes me feel special. Wouldn't your guests be thrilled to find their special spot at the table. And you can  keep certain relatives apart who always seem to get into a heated discussion when toegther. Now that makes it a trully joyous occasion.

All the products I have used are in the pdf, but the main ones are :-

Would you like to be able to buy these products at a special price? Then read on.

This week we have these 4 products on offer in our Latte Girls' 12 Week of Christmas Bundle Three(3). You can get all these products for the fantastic price of $77. That's a saving of 10% . Gotta love that !

To claim this special price, you must contact me with  your order. This deal is not available online.

Don't forget if you want the detailed instructions and a complete list of supplies used, please email me to get the pdf.

You can purchase everything you need to make these items and more, from my online shop.

I just love Christmas and can't wait to see what the Latte Girls come up with next week.

Thanks for dropping by, and I hope you get a chance to be creative real soon.