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

1 April, 2009

New 2009-10 Idea Book & Catalogue is here!!!

Filed under: Stampin' Up! — Tags: — maggie mathern @ 1:06 pm

Yes, the day has finally arrived.  Talking with other demonstrator friends, we all felt like last night was the REAL New Year’s Eve LOL.  Some even had champers.  Me, I got home from work and was happy to drink cordial/water as I was a bit dehydrated.

I have placed my order a little while ago.  Now the waiting game begins again.  I’m sure all the Australia Post staff are trembling in their boots right now as obsessed demos and customers stalk them for their new supplies *LOL*

I have put a link to the new catalogue on the right hand side of my blog so you can go and check it out online for yourselves.  Don’t forget to contact me if you want your own personal copy to browse through.  I have put post it notes everywhere in mine.  I decided to take a copy to officeworks this year and get it spiral bound and have clear plastic covers put on it.  I pick it up tomorrow morning, so will show you then how it turns out *grin*

Off to work soon, so will update with another card I have made later.

Keep Smiling & Stamping,


31 March, 2009

Birthday Wishes and New Supplies

Filed under: Stampin' Up! — Tags: , , , — maggie mathern @ 11:31 pm


My good friend Issy from school days recently celebrated her birthday.  I wanted to use one of the new stamp sets to make her card.  I decided to use the set Bloom Away.  As soon as I saw the Gum Blossoms stamp, I knew I just had to buy this set on the demonstrator preorder.  When I was growing up we had lots of gum trees and one of my favourites was a lovely soft pink in colour.  I have used the new in colors of Kiwi Kiss and Pirouette Pink to colour the blossom in and used Basic Gray and Going Gray for the card.  The background stamp is called sanded.


Gum Blossom Birthday

Gum Blossom Birthday


















If you would like a copy of the new Idea Book & Catalogue 2009-10 let me know and I can arrange that for you.  It is chock full of lovely stamp sets and accessories.  I just love the new In-Colors and I am sure you will too.  Stay tuned for more projects in the weeks and months to come, which I hope will inspire you to get your supplies out and play.  Winter will be here before we know it and I for one will be tucked in my studio creating up a storm!!!

Keep Smiling & Stamping,


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