Stamping Joy ~ Nerida Carter

Stamping Joy ~ Nerida Carter

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Convention 2015 Wednesday to Friday

Wednesday's lunch was at a tepanyaki restaurant at Broadbeach. We had a relaxing afternoon did some shopping and...
That night we went to pick up our convention bags and start swapping our cards with other demos.
The swaps I made ( above) the swaps I brought home (below).
 How exciting is the first day?
We had a make and take session each of the three convention days. This was day 1.
A very simple little notecard but a great technique using sponge daubers and using Mint Macaron and Cucumber  crush inks.
And there is of course a brand new Ronald MacDonald house charity stamp set (which from the sale of each set) $3 is donated to support families of sick children in hospital.
The in-colours were up on the display board! Why are they all food related? 
Watermelon wonder with Mint macarons? 
Tip top taupe spread with delightful Dijon mustard anyone?
Washed down with a cucumber crush.
Every morning was another fun adventure. What will be revealed today?
New stamping kits to create with- this wish list is getting incredibly long.
There are many changes going on at Stampin' Up! 
Changes to the stamping rewards and hostess dollars - no MDS, no more Blendabilities.
But we've had a very strong first quarter of the year... Best sales figures ever in fact!
Here's Wanda winning the prize patrol !
And the Australian office manager Aaron, giving us a demo of how to indoor skydive. 
I forget what the point of this was but it was kind of funny at the time.
On Friday night we did have a category 1 cyclone but did that deter us from going out to the awards night party?
Not at all because we knew that this gorgeous lady Bonnie Thurber would be there ( now married for  two hundred and six days).
Wanda meeting Bonnie because we just love her to bits and all want to have a hug of her.
Here is us in front of the main stage.
And here is moi with the lovely Denielle.
Another make and take on day 3. Love the watercolour paper with watermelon watercolouring!
This is the coolest stamp set.
Random selfie photo time ... Far more difficult with a real camera than a phone I can tell you.
These were my room mate's swaps - lots of excellent card ideas.
And last pic for today me eating an icecream Sunday on Saturday!
Note the bag full of stampin up gifts to my left.��

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Convention 2015 inspire.create.share.

Each year for the last six years I have made an annual trip to convention to be inspired, to create and share. This year, We did all of that and more!
A few of my Fellow stamping friends and I have just returned from the Gold Coast having survived a category 1 cyclone and the last Stampin Up ! Convention ever as we know it.
In the opening session we received the new 2015-16 stampin'Up! catalogue. 
700 very excited demonstrators took home a copy of the new catalogue to read in cafes, planes and trains.
We were inspired by 25 staff from the Riverton office US, plus Australian and NZ demonstrators.
We created some gorgeous cards during the make and take 
and learned how to share the fun!
This year CEO Shelli Gardener was on something or other in Hawaii with her husband Sterling.So here I am getting to know interim CEO Sarah Douglass. We had an in depth conversation about the weater and humidity in Australia and what it does to our hair. As you can see Sarah has a stylist and I have well rain frizzed kinky hair, but she complimented me all the same.
So photo above is the location shot of our apartment in relation to the Gold Coast convention centre.
It's the small block next to the pink building, one block back from the beach.
I stayed with three awesome room mates: Wanda, Linda and Courtenay.
Here's a better photo of me showing my new proper hair cut and colour. I had done before convention. I'm looking pretty happy here because its day one and I've had a good night of sleep before the excitement of the next three days begins.
I was going to post these photos in chronological order but instead you'll be enjoying them as they come.
Our view from the balcony overlooking the water. I was glad we were this far back as the waves got a little high and wild during Friday nights cyclone adventure. 
At each of the general session new stamps, new products and in-coming colours were revealed.
The flower above is made with new cotton paper which scrunched easily and beautifully to form a rose. That went straight on the wish list for me. Imagine every gift box getting one of these on top?
There were display boards filled with creative ideas using new stamps, new papers, interesting techniques and  those in-colours.
Lace dotted ribbon, patterned paper and flower embellishments - they're on the wish list too!

Stamping Joy's end of catalogue sale - Stampin up!

This is the last month of the 201415 catalogue and I am selling a whole list of stamps to make room for new ones. These stamps are in excellent condition (a few are brand new never used) you can put your name against any of the stamps I have here. But I can only sell and send them to you after 2nd June.
All stamps are clear mounted ( which means they will need an acrylic block) unless noted as wood.
A few of these are from the previous Saleabration, so if you wish you can buy these right a way.
Prices do not include postage. If you are local to me I will deliver, otherwise see postage below.
Chalk talk $30
Itty Bitty banners $15
Hello There $5
Label Love $20
Oh Goodie $4
Outlined Occasions $10
Timeless talk $20
Mosaic Madness $25
Four Frames $20
Tape it $30
Wildflower Meadow $20
Warmth and Wonder $25
Flamingo Lingo $20
Mixed bunch $30
Banner Blast ( wood mount) $20
Vintage verses $20
Interested in one or more of these stamp sets?
To purchase You can email me at or, comment below or, message me through Facebook. On receipt of your payment (I accept either bank deposit, paypal or cash) I will deliver or post your stamps. 
Postage for one clear stampset postage will be $2 or, I can calculate actual cost depending on Australia Post satchel size you choose, with tracking. These will be posted after 2 June.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Saying bye to our 2013-15 in colours

The Stampin Up! Retirement List is due to be released on April 21...that's this Tuesday tomorrow
It is a complete surprise what stamps, tools and accessories Stampin' Up! will be retiring each year, what we do know is that one set of the gorgeous In Colours will be going. This year, we say goodbye to Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding and Strawberry Slush. 
Which one will you miss most? For me, it's Coastal Cabana, for sure !
I've been using quite a bit of it lately...
With Bermuda Bay and patterned paper packs in spots and stripes.
Just loving the happy Framelit that shows the cardstock underneath.
I'd recommend stocking up on your favourites nowbefore the list is released. These always sell out quickly, especially the ink refills and cardstock.  You can email me your order to or order through the online shop if you wish. 

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Bloom with Hope and a work of art.

Bloom with hope is a hostess stampset. I love it stamped in black on crumb cake cardstock.
The background is the brushstroke from a Work of Art stampset.
I have stamped the incolours Coastal cabana, Pistacio Pudding, crisp Canteloupe and strawberry slush behind and touched up the front flower with whisper white ink on an aquapainter. I think this makes the flower pop.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Sheer Perfection velum and Natures Perfection flip card

Saleabration is still on! 
It doesn't end til 31 March! So I'm still celebrating my free stamps and free papers. Saleabration is the best time of year for free products and this year is even better than ever before.
This card is made with the "thinlits-circle card" die using only two stamps from the "Natures Perfection" Stamp set. I love rich deep colours: so today I've used 
One of my old favourites Elegant eggplant and a touch of Coastal cabana.
I've created a white papered panel and attached the "Sheer perfection" velum over the top. I love this grey on white effect!   
I've embellished with pearls on the flower and butterfly,then embossed the side panel with the Spring Flowers embossing folder. ( from the current occasions catalogue).
Place your order quick if you wish to put an order in this week, as Saleabration ends on 31st of March. For every $90 you spend you get to choose one of these free products.
Give me a quick call if you need to see a Saleabration brochure in paper from. Need I say be quick?
Nerida  on 0468877125.

Three new technique videos from stampin Up!

Follow these links to view three great technique videos.

And here's a really cool idea for using dryer sheets to help with the butterfly thinlits 
and remove those little intricate pieces easily.

If the links don't work, you know you can copy and paste them into your browser.

Baby Bumble bee

Cute as a button or a bumblebee? 
My card is a CASE ( that means Copy and Share Everything) of Shelli Gardener's card. You can find it and others like it all over Pinterest.
I just loved the idea of the pocket envelope with a baby bee peeping out of it.
Well that's my interpretation anyway.
Little bumble bee comes from the Occassions catalogue and lends itself to water colouring techniques.