Innovative Designs: Ink It, Stamp It, Create It with Maggie Mathern

19 February, 2009

Why Do I Do This?

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leave things to the last minute?   Do any of you do this too?  Come on, please tell me you do so I don’t feel so bad LOL.  I promised myself last year that I would never again leave doing my taxes till the last minute, but yet again I am in this situation.  So today is the day.  No matter what else I have to do, this is my number one priority today.  Fingers crossed I was a vigilant as I think I was at putting everything I need into my files.


12 February, 2009

Yay…can get back on here

Filed under: Uncategorized — maggie mathern @ 1:04 pm

I have had some problems getting back onto my website following spam issues which originated from emails.  Please give me some time to update you on a few things and to get back into creativity mode.


1 January, 2009

Happy New Year

Filed under: Uncategorized — maggie mathern @ 9:50 am

I just wanted to pop in and wish you all a very Happy New Year!!!!  May 2009 bring you all you desire in your heart.  I am currently working out how to put the camera drivers on my mac so I can put up some new pics.  Will be back as soon as possible with those.



31 December, 2008

Another Year Over….

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — maggie mathern @ 12:28 pm

and a New One about to begin…sigh…

I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas and got spoilt by that jolly old man in his red suit…I sure did.  As one year draws to a close and the next one comes in, it is a time of great reflection in our lives.  Have we achieved what we set out at the beginning of the year to do?  Did our resolutions last longer than a week LOL   This has happened to me before *rolling eyes*.

I have been thinking about this  a lot lately and I expressed this same thing in Elite Stampers forum today.  We really should celebrate everyday that we are still here and able to experience life…waking up in the morning is something we take for granted…it often takes major illness or death of someone we love or whom is really young to wake us up to this fact. 

I have decided to express my gratitude for the “little” things in life more this next year and it is time I actually made my gratitude album…which will be a work in progress over the whole of 2009. 

I think I also need to be kinder to myself…I tend to think I should be able to do the impossible…I don’t expect this of anyone else, so why should I have to live up this standard? 

That and getting off my butt and getting more fit/healthy…ok….guess this has just become a New Year’s resolution.  What is on your list of things to achieve next year?

Ok, will be back tomorrow as I am heading off to work now.

Keep Smiling and Stamping,


2 December, 2008

2nd Day of Christmas

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , — maggie mathern @ 12:37 pm

I had seen lots of blogs in the US/Canada where people were using a product called Liquid Applique to put snow on their cards & projects.  I sourced some online and made these.  I think it adds a lovely detail.  What do you think?


Chocolate Snowy Christmas

Olive Snowy Christmas

Olive Snowy Christmas












Stamp Set:  Lovely As A Tree

Inks:  Versamark, Old Olive and Chocolate Chip markers

Cardstock:  Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White

Accessories:  Hodgepodge Hardware, Photo Corner Punch

Non-SU:  Liquid Applique (white)

Be back tomorrow with the next project.

Keep Smiling & Stamping,


30 November, 2008

2008 Stampin’ Up!® Summer Mini Catalogue has arrived

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Yes, the day has finally come that I can reveal to you the contents of our new Summer Mini


2008 Summer Mini Catalogue

2008 Summer Mini Catalogue











NB.  The price of the Tombow Multi Purpose Adhesive on page 15 is incorrect.  The actual price is $7.95.

As always there is a nice balance of new coordinating stamp sets and accessories to assist you to create some very nice scrapbook pages, cards, 3D and OTP items.  The new punches are sure to be a hit!!!  I just love the new scallop edge punch as it is an easy way to achieve a great result.  My slit punch can now take a much deserved rest from this role and go back to creating slits.  LOL.

Please contact me if you wish me to send you a copy.



27 November, 2008

A Time To Give Thanks….

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , — maggie mathern @ 2:13 pm

Today has been a very happy time in our family.  I give thanks that my mum is back home again after being in hospital having a total knee replacement.  I feel as though a huge weight has been lifted from my shoulders.  So I now hope to be able to have some time to do some creating and share with you all on a more regular basis.

I have been busy on some behind the scenes stuff too, so watch out for a transformation soon.



10 November, 2008

Another Promotion!!!

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , — maggie mathern @ 10:13 am

how cool is that?  A second promotion for the month.  

20% off Rub-Ons Promotion
If you have never used rub ons before, here is your chance to do so at a reduced cost.  They really are a quick, easy and versatile way to add extra pizzazz to your card, scrapbook page or off the page projects. Read more about this wonderful promotion HERE

Spend $20 on regular catalogue merchandise and qualify to purchase any Rub-Ons assortment at 20% off! Once you spend your $20, you may purchase as many packs as you like!
Only $15.96 per pack (regularly $19.95). There are 2 sheets in every pack, one black and one white.

2008-09 Catalogue:

Page 141 – Urban West Rub-Ons
Page 141 – Cherished Memories Rub-Ons
Page 141 – Anchored Rub-Ons

Spring Mini Catalogue:

Page 6 – Eastern Elegance Rub-Ons
Page 11 – A Perfect Day Rub-Ons

Ok, I better go and have my shower and get dressed so I can go to my studio and create some projects to share with you.  Yes, I have been working in my pj’s…..yet another benefit to being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator!!!  If you are interested in more information about how you can have a fun, flexible business, please drop me an email (details are on my contact page) and we can get together over a coffee to discuss YOUR options.

Keep Smiling & Stamping,


1 November, 2008

I’m Late

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — maggie mathern @ 12:48 pm

Oh my gosh, where did October go?  I have had several things I wanted to share with you including last night’s Halloween stuff.  Unfortunately it will have to wait till tomorrow.  I am now off to work.

If you celebrated Halloween, I hope you had an awesome time.  I made some treats and took next door as my neighbours are having a Halloween Birthday Party tonight.  I hope to get over (after work) and take a few pics of their setup on the back deck….looks awesome!!!  Complete with spiders in webs.  Great job Mandy!!

Ok, gotta dash.

Maggie xxx

2 October, 2008

Taking a moment to reflect…

Filed under: Uncategorized — maggie mathern @ 10:27 am

on the life of one of our great musical theatre geniuses….Rob Guest.  I awoke to the very sad news that this beloved actor/singer of Australian music theatre died overnight from a stroke.  He will be sadly missed.

Here in Australia he starred in Les Miserables and The Phantom of the Opera, of which I was privileged to have seen for myself.  An extraordinary talent.  He was the world’s longest serving Phantom, having played the role a record 2289 times in performances over seven years.  More recently he played Captain Von Trapp in The Sound of Music.

Words cannot express how I am feeling this morning, think I will dig out a CD and put it on.  Go and give a loved one a cuddle whilst you can.  Life is too short.

Keep Smiling and Stamping,


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