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!"

Friday, 31 October 2008

Tracy's CC2 Card

Love Tracy's colouring on this card!  Check out her blog Stamping All Seasons.

Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Tracey Old - CC2

How bad is that??  I've set a challenge and as yet still haven't found the time to participate yet!!  Hopefully tomorrow after I've been inspired at our monthly downline meeting.

Anyway, Tracey has managed to create this stunning card.  Check out Tracey's blog by clicking HERE.

Monday, 27 October 2008

Amy Fleming - CC2

Here's Amy's CC2 card - check out her blog by clicking on the link HERE.

Friday, 24 October 2008

Inspiration - Baby Carriage by Sharlene

Isn't this just the cutest thing ever???  I came across it very late last night, and just knew it had to be an inspiration post.  For more details check out Sharlene's Blog.

Monday, 20 October 2008

Blog of the Week

This weeks "Blog of the Week" is Tracey Old and her blog "A Stampers Touch". I really enjoy visiting Tracey's blog as she has the most gorgeous projects and cards. Tracey is one talented lady.

Tracey's Q&A
How Long have you been stamping? I have been stamping for about 7 years, in between having my family. The children are a bit older now which gives me a bit of time to create and have fun stamping
What is your favourite stamping accessory? My favourite accessory would have to be embellishments love them all, ribbon, brads, hodgepodge, punches any thing to add a little something to my project.
What is your favourite SU colour line? Earth elements would be my favourite colour range.
What inspires you? Love looking through blogs to see what other people create, they inspired me to set one of my own up.

I highly recommend going and checking out Tracey's blog and taking some time to have a look at her stunning projects.

Thursday, 16 October 2008

WCMD Event Pictures

Hi everyone.  I just wanted to share some of the photos from our World Card Making Day even we held last Saturday.  It was heaps of fun, lots of cards were made and best of all we raised some cash for Starship.
As you can see we had young and old.  If you've got any photos that you want to share, from workshops, events, regional training etc..  email them to me at  Also I'd like to thank New Plymouth Bible Chapel for letting us use their facilities for free.  It was great there as we had plenty of room and tables etc as well as being able to use their kitchen

Saturday, 11 October 2008

Karen's Birthday Card

Karen managed two challenges with this hoppin' cute card.  It the perfect card for a child and she's used the colours from the latest KWerner colour challenge.  And checkout the pop-out inside!  Go pay Karen a visit on her blog The INKredible Journey.

Friday, 10 October 2008

Blog of the Week

I chose Anna Sutherland for this week.  She's fairly new on NZSU so this is a great opportunity to get to know Anna a little better, and I love her 'clean & fresh' style.  If you haven't already, visit her blog Funky, Fresh & Fun.

How long have you been stamping and how did you get started?
I started stamping just over 3 years ago when I was pregnant with my son Connor.  I went along to a couple of classes with my mother in law and was hooked from that point on.

What's your favourite Stampin' Up! product?
I don't really have a favourite product as I tend to want it all.  If I had to choose though I think that it would be the gorgeous ribbon.

Where do you go for inspiration?
My main source of inspiration is all you talented people out there with blogs.

Thanks Anna for sharing all your creations with us.  Remember everyone, anyone can nominate a blog for Blog of the Week, just email either Louise or Trudi with the name of the blog and the reason you're nominating it.

Wednesday, 8 October 2008

Another Birthday Card by Trudi

I wanted to share the card I made for my Grandmother's birthday today.  For the recipe check out my blog Made By Me.

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Monday, 6 October 2008

Stevie's Birthday Card

Wow!! Three cards in one day!  Everyone's been busy making birthday cards.  Stevie's is the latest entry and she's made a fun card for her husbands birthday.  Check out Stevie's blog HERE.

Nicole's Birthday Card by Sharlene

Isn't it the cutest!  Having girls I'm a little biased.  Sharlene made this card for Nicole who's turning 6 and also enjoys stamping.  To see the full card and the recipe check out Sharlene's blog Magpie Creates.

Lisa's Birthday Card

Isn't it a nice feeling when someone likes your creations enough to case them.  Lisa's cased a card of mine and changed it into a birthday card and she done a great job.  Check out Lisa's blog for the recipe HERE.

Sunday, 5 October 2008

Connor's Birthday Card - by Anna

Isn't this card so cool.  Anna made this for her son Connor who's now three - they grow up so fast don't they.  I'm sure he'll love his card and I'm sure it'll be cased for all the Thomas fans out there.  For the recipe and to see more of Anna's creations check out her blog Funky, Fresh and Fun.

Saturday, 4 October 2008

Louise's Birthday Challenge Card

This is my entry for Trudi's birthday card challenge, I heve used Fishy Friends and For a Friend (hostess) sets

Keryn's Birthday Card

Keryn's managed to complete two challenges with this card, one for her Daring Cardmakers Team by using scallops and the birthday theme for us.  For the recipe check out Keryn's blog Keryn's Cards.

Thursday, 2 October 2008

Trudi's Birthday Card

I made this card today and have only just clicked I can enter it into this months challenge.  I've used the retired SAB set Birthday Whimsey.  See my blog Made By Me for the recipe.

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It's Back....... Blog of the Week

Trudi and I have decided to bring back the blog of the week due to all the fantastic new demos and their blogs popping up around the country. So without further ado the first blog to recieve the huge honor of being the NZSU Bog of the Week is "Chloe Danz Independent Stampin'Up Demo". Chloe is from Wanganui and she has been a demo since August.
I have decided it would be kinda nice to get to know a little about out bloggers of the week so here is the first interview....
How Long have you been stamping? Since my daughter was born almost a year ago: I all of a sudden needed a zillion thank you cards; and I had a little time on my hands (strangely enough: she is a cruisy baby!) hence this little habit was born!

Who if anyone is an influence in your stamping? Really anyone with a 'clean and simple' style: Kritina Werner ( and Dawn Mcvey ( in particular.

What is your favourite stamping accessory? Mmm I'm a ribbon kinda gal, but I also can't live without my dimensionals!

What is you favourite SU colour line? Chocolate Chip, if I really had to choose one!! Also real red, and I'm loving Kraft lately too.
Chloe's cards are fantastic with clean lines and great design. Go and check out her blog!