To create this pretty collage background for this friendship card, I used the elegant French motifs and postal imagery from the Parisian Beauty stamp set.  It's a great way to create your custom designer paper with themes to match your card design.

Through Stampin’ Up!, I was fortunate to earn the Mediterranean Incentive Trip in May 2016.  It was our first-ever trip to Europe and the furthest we had ever travelled, so Stephen and I decided to extend our holiday to include a week in Paris, in spring!  The Parisian Blossoms Suite was the perfect choice to capture our memories of Paris.

UPDATED WEDNESDAY, 1 APRIL:  On Tuesday morning, 31 March, I made the difficult decision that while we are Alert Level 4, I will not be placing any orders for Stampin' Up! product or couriering any items, in response to the New Zealand Government announcement that couriers should only be used for essential products.  On Wednesday, 1 April, Stampin' Up! decided to hold all Stampin' Up! shipments into New Zealand during our Alert Level 4.  That means that you can still place orders, which will be prepared for shipment and stored in the distribution centre until shipping into New Zealand resumes...

I have begun creating for Easter using the very cute Welcome Easter stamp set and lovely Pleased As Punch Designer Series Paper to create this Diagonal-Lidded Gift Box...

This week's Your Creative Connection theme is GIFT CARD FOR ANY OCCASION.  I took this challenge literally and created a z-fold card that holds a gift card, and used the Lovely Lily Pad stamp set, Lily Pad Dies, Lily Impressions Designer Series Paper, and Metallic Baker's Twine & Sequins.  I love how they all coordinate!

For the March Workshops, we created this stand-up card using the Lily Impressions Designer Series Paper, available as a free gift with a qualifying order during Sale-A-Bration.  These beautiful designer paper patterns have impressionist-style images on one side, shown on the two outer panels of this "thinking of you" card.  On the reverse of the designer paper is either pallet-knife applied paint or a watercolour-washed canvas texture, shown on the middle panel.

Last weekend we held the Tauranga and Hamilton Extravaganzas.  This is a jam-packed, crafting day where a team of demonstrators come together to create an energetic event with multiple amazing projects, beautiful displays, plus gifts and prizes!  

When it comes to weddings, you need a special card for a special day.  The Parisian Blossoms Suite is so elegant and makes any wedding card extra special.