Statement of the Heart

"To love what we do and share what we love,as we help others enjoy creativity and worthwhile accomplishments... in this we make a difference!"

Wednesday, 30 April 2008

Inspiration - Wanted by Kim

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Now I want it.  This wasn't a set that originally jumped out at me, but the more I see it, the more I like it and Kim card just makes me want it more.  Kim has only just started blogging and has done a fantastic job setting up her blog without much help (and all via dial-up!)  She's also made some fantastic cards and I'm so glad that she can now share them with us.  Check out her blog by clicking HERE  <---

Saturday, 26 April 2008

Inspiration - For Mother's Day by Andrea

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Because we've got a fairly small group of SU Demo's with blogs I decided to extend the Inspiration posts to include Australian Demo's.  Since they get the same products we do, we can share ideas across the ditch.  I've also added another Link List in the side bar for "Aussie Blogs" so if there are any Aussie Demos who want their blog added to this list, just email me with your details.

This sweet card was made by Aussie Demo Andrea, it was hard to pick which one to post as she has so many great cards on her blog.  To check them all out click HERE  <--

Thursday, 24 April 2008

Inspiration - Tracy's Wedding Gift

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Tracy always has gorgeous cards on her blog Stamping All Seasons.  I just love this gift that she's made for her friends wedding, very elegant. 

I hope Tracy enjoyed her time up in New Plymouth today.

Tuesday, 22 April 2008

Inspiration - Sarah's Boho Card

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Seriously - this girl's gonna send me broke!  Every time I visit her blog, which is starting to become a daily habit, and  see the fabulous work she's doing, I add another stampset and/or accessory to my wishlist.  Check out Sarah's blog thINKingstamps for details on this card and her other delicious work!

Monday, 21 April 2008

Inspiration - Baroque Motifs by Louise

This is also Louise's April Challenge Entry


I just love this new set, Baroque Motifs, it was first on my wishlist.  Louise has done a beautiful job putting together this card, I just love the layout and the colours.  To get more details on her card, check out her blog PunknScrap

Blog of the Week

Thanks Louise for the nomination she nominated my blog Made By Me as 'blog of the week'.  You can check out more of it HERE

Last One For the Day..

I wasn't going to post again tonight, but I'm a woman and I'm allowed to change my mind.  This is another scrap page for Baylee's album, you all must be getting sick of them by now.  But I've only got two left and I'll be all caught up. 

This is her 3 year old page, and it was inspired by 3 people, the Stem Silhouettes over French Script came from a card I made at Stamp Club with Michelle, the Butterfly from a card off Amber's Blog, and the colours from a card off Sarah's Blog.  For once I remembered who, that makes a change.

Baylee 3yr 6x6

Stampsets - Stipple Butterfly, Stem Silhouettes, French Script (none of which are currently available)

Ink - Soft Sky, Night of Navy, Black Stazon

Cardstock - Soft Sky, Night of Navy, Whisper White

Accessories - Watercolour Crayons, Blender Pens, Dimensionals, Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, Rub Ons

Now it's time for bed, I'm sure Bella will be up early, hopefully not 5am again, and we're booked into the gym tomorrow. Nite Everyone.

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Sunday, 20 April 2008

Inspiration - Pop Up Card by Jacque

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This perfect for kids, pop up card was made by Jacque, see details on the card on her blog Stamp Happy NZ

Trudi's April Challenge Entry

I know it's late but I had to wait for my order to arrive.  So finally here's my entry for the April Challenge.  Check out my blog Made By Me for the recipe.

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Tuesday, 15 April 2008

Sarah's April Challenge Entry

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Sarah created this beautiful card using the new Priceless stamp set, she also used the 'rock & roll' technique.

For info on the technique and supplies she used check out her blog thINKingstamps

Monday, 14 April 2008

Inspiration - Diane's Groovy Layout

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I just loved this layout, the fab bright colours, the bold stamps, any girl, young or old would love this.  That's what I love about SU, can't find what you want - just make it yourself!  Check out the details for this groovy layout by visiting Diane's Blog

Saturday, 12 April 2008

Inspiration - Sweet & Simple by Sharlene M

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Things have been quiet on the blog front, I guess there are lots of people away enjoying conference in Brisbane.  But there are a few of us still here, Sharlene isn't one of them, she's in Brisbane at the moment as well, but she did manage to publish this before she left.  Check out her blog MagpieCreates for more details on her card.

Don't forget the April Challenge, we want to see your creations using the fab new products from the New Catalogue.

Thursday, 10 April 2008

Inspiration - Sarah's Masculine Birthday Gift

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I find it difficult coming up with masculine ideas for cards etc and when I saw this on Sarah's blog I saved it straight away to my desk top.  Sarah's blog thINKingstamps has only just been linked on NZSU and already I'm falling in love with her layouts.  Check out her blog for details on her Frybox.

Wednesday, 9 April 2008

Inspiration - Louise's Artfully Asian Card


I love visiting Louise's blog Punknscrap, she's frequently adding gorgeous cards and layouts.  This is just one of them.  Check out her blog for details on the card.

Sunday, 6 April 2008

Inspirational - Sharlene's Loads of Love

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Here's a card for today.  This one's from the archives of Sharlene's Blog <--Click Here to see details on the card.  I love this card because the colours are just great together, and it's simple but effective.  Also it uses a stamp set most demo's have from the start up kit and it's still available in the new catalogue.

Friday, 4 April 2008


The main reason for this blog is to inspire.  To share our love for stamping and paper craft.  So I thought I'd try and display a card/scrap page/3D project every few days from different blogs from NZ stampers and demos.  If you come across a card that inspires you, email me at with the link to the card and I'll post it under the title Inspirational and include a link to that person's blog.

This idea came after visiting the blog Inspirational, it showcases papercraft projects from around the world and has absoutley gorgeous work on it.  Check it out.

The first inspiration piece is from Michelle's blog as she is always inspiring me and teaching me new things about stamping.  This card she did inspired me to do a scrap book page using the same colours and stamp set.  For details on the card check out her blog O 2 B Stampin

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Remember if you're looking for inspiration for a particular stamp set, check out the labels down the side, all the sets featured on this blog are listed and the list is frequently added to.