It’s time to retire!


Not me, but it is almost time to say goodbye to the 2012-2013 Annual Catalogue, and all the wonderful extra products we’ve had in our Seasonal Catalogues this year. Hundreds of stamps and accessories from the 2012-2013 catalogues are retiring, and this is your chance to get them before they’re gone. Many products are only available while supplies last, so be sure to get your orders in early! Some items have amazing discounts! You can view the list of retiring products here, but some may have already sold out!

The quickest way to place your order is through my online store – see the link on the right! Happy Shopping!




Just a quick reminder…

MayEnewsSP_03This is the very last day you can take advantage of this great offer. Who doesn’t like extra spending money? It’s not too late, you can still sign up on my demonstrator website. Just click on the Join My Team button on the right!



What’s the Inky Pinky Stamper up to in May?


So much happening in May!

Stampin’ Up! are coming up with some amazing deals for their Australian and New Zealand customers in the lead-up to the release of the new annual catalogue in July.

There will be offerings of new products that will continue to be available in the 2013-2014 catalogue, along with weekly new offerings of downloadable digital content for My Digital Studio – available every Tuesday.

One new product that I just can’t wait to show you is the new This and That range. It’s sort of a hybrid ‘diary/ideas book/memento holder/I’m pretty sure I’ll lose that so I’ll stick it in here’ type affair. If you’re familiar with Smash books, you’ll know what I mean. I’ll be running a weekend workshop on Sunday 26th May that will include the Epic Day Bundle, plus a yummy lunch. Details to follow soon!


The other Big News is it’s time for a Colour Refresh! In 2010 when Stampin’ Up! did a big colour renovation, they shared our plans for smaller colour refreshes every three to five years to keep colours on trend. Well it has been three years and SU! is excited to announce that the upcoming 2013–2014 annual catalogue will include 10 new colours (most of which are returning In Colors™ from previous years)!


To make room for these new colours, some older colours are retiring. You can still buy them now, and stock up in the lead up to the Colour Refresh. Remember to get refills for your retiring inkpads so that you can use them for many years to come!

I’m pretty excited – I’m loving the look of the new colours, and my beloved Blushing Bride is making a return!

The new colours will be available for you to purchase when the new catalogue begins in July. Stay tuned for a few sneaky peeks of projects that I create in these beautiful new colours.


Inky Fingers Events for May 2013

Thu 2 May – No Class
Thu 9 May – Technique Class 7.30pm – Cost $20
Thu 16 May – Technique Class 7.30pm – Cost $20
Thu 23 May – Technique Class 7.30pm – Cost $20
Sun 26 May – Product Playdate 11.00am  – Cost $65
Includes This and That Epic Day Bundle and Lunch
Thu 30 May – P.M.S.  7.30pm – Cost $5

Contact me for available dates if you’d like to hold a Stampin’ Up! Party




What’s the Inky Pinky Stamper up to in April?

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I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter break, and are ready to get back into the swing of things! We had a lovely quiet Easter Weekend at home, with a lot of fun family time, and a little too much chocolate. Two more weeks until school holidays!

My Thursday Technique classes will run as usual for the next two weeks, but will not run during school holidays (Thurs 18th April and Thurs 25th April) – if you’d like to find out more about what we’ll be doing, just email me at

Don’t forget, you can now make your Stampin’ Up! orders directly through my website! Just click on the ‘Shop Now’ button on the bottom right of my home page, and use the list on the left hand side to guide you. Add items to your bag, and when you’re ready to finalise your purchase, click on the checkout button. You’ll be invited to set up a profile, and then follow the prompts to payment! Simple! You’ll receive an email confirming your purchase. You’ll still receive workshop benefits if your order is over $300 before postage.

I’ve been having a play with the new My Digital Studio and it’s lots of fun! Once I’ve worked out all the details, I’ll be posting tips and tricks on my blog, with links to YouTube tutorials. I still love paper and ink, but there are some things that I think MDS could really work better for, like a family history book, or emailed party invites. Stay tuned!



Let’s Celebrate!


MainAd1cropped_DBWS_Jan2213_AUSale-A-Bration, Stampin’ Up!’s premiere promotional event, begins today!

This year’s party is better than ever, as Stampin’ Up! turns a big 25 – that’s a lot of candles! Now is the time to get out that wishlist and party hard – everyone loves freebies, and there’s a wonderful range of Sale-a-bration items this year!


As a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, I get to have a sneaky peek at these products, and earn some of them a little early. I had a chance to play with one of my favourite sets in the SAB Catalogue recently, and I’m rather proud of this card – it definitely says ‘Celebrate’ to me.

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  • Stamp Set: Feeling Sentimental (only available during SAB 2013)
  • Ink: Melon Mambo Reinker, Island Indigo Reinker, Versamark
  • CS: Whisper White, Basic Black
  • Big Shot: Chevron Folder
  • Tools: Heat Tool, Stampin’ Spritzer
  • Accessories: Island Indigo Bakers Twine, Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder, White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Technique: Colour Wash Faux Bleach

We had lots of fun using this technique at last week’s Technique Thursday Class – I’ll be sharing the card we made later this week. It’s a very sweet card, perfect for many different occasions.

Also, there’s no Technique Thursday class this week. From now on, I’ll only be teaching three Technique classes a month, as the last Friday of every month will be P.M.S. night – but this is the kind of PMS everyone is happy about, because it stands for Pizza, Music and Stamping! It’s an open house kind of night – bring your own paper and adhesive supplies, and use my stamp sets, inks and equipment for $5. If you haven’t eaten dinner before you arrive, you’re welcome to chip in for the pizza – I’ll provide the salad and the drinks. The evening starts at 7.30pm.

I’ll be mailing out SAB catalogues to my regular customers this week – if you don’t receive one by this time next week, you may have slipped off my mailing list. Please email me at to get your copy!

Cheers, and thanks for taking a peek today


It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

Where has the year gone!? If you’re like me, and are feeling just a little freaked out by the fact that it’s less than a month until Christmas – yikes! – come along to my Christmas Catch Up afternoon this Sunday 2nd December.

For a $5.00 fee, use my stamps, inks and Big Shot Dies, and bring your own cardstock, paper, adhesive and accessories – this includes a Christmas themed afternoon tea. If you feel like you’re lacking in the inspiration department this year, I will have some Stamp a Stack Samples available – a Twenty Christmas Tags Kit and a Twelve Christmas Cards Kit – $20.00 for each kit.

I’ll also have some Christmas designer series papers and cardstock available for purchase by the piece, but I can’t guarantee how much I’ll have. If you’d like to drop in on Sunday for a relaxing crafty afternoon, please email me at Warning: there will be Christmas Carols!

Inky Fingers Classes for the remainder of 2012

  • Thursday 29 November – Technique Class – 7.30-9.00pm – Cost is $20.00 – all class materials and refreshments included
  • Thursday 06 December – Technique Class – 7.30-9.00pm – Cost is $20.00 – all class materials and refreshments included
  • Thursday 13 December – Technique Class – 7.30-9.00pm – Cost is $20.00 – all class materials and refreshments included
  • Sunday 02 December – Christmas Catch Up Paper Playdate – 1.00pm-4.00pm – For a $5.00 fee, use my stamps, inks and Big Shot Dies, and bring your own cardstock, paper, adhesive and accessories – this includes afternoon tea.

I’m hoping I’ll be able to share some Stampin’ Up inspired Christmas Craft this week with you, beginning with an Advent Calendar that I’ll be making tomorrow.  Thanks for taking a peek today!




Long time, no blog!

I’ve missed my little blog – other important things, like family, friends and yes, even stamping, have got in the way of me sharing my creations and ideas with you. I’ve got a little lazy, and have been just adding photos to Facebook, rather than posting them on here. But, I’m going to try and get back in the swing of things before the party season begins!

I’ve had fun ‘springcleaning’ and prettying up my little blog, and will be adding lots of beautiful projects that I’ve been making with Stampin’ Up! products very soon!