Wednesday 29 January 2014

RAK beauty

I received this beautiful card from a team member today and had to share. There is something special about getting mail that's 1 not a bill and 2 totally unexpected. With beautiful kind words to match the beautiful card I was completely chuffed. So Chantini I say thank you for your kindness. 

Oh and for the record I love sewing on card stock as much as I do fabric. 
If you want to give it a try there is a few simple things you must remember to save your sanity more than anything, don't try and use the needle on fabric afterwards as the paper blunts them as it does scissors, sew slower than you would with fabric to get a better result and if you can avoid sewing over adhesives you will get less thread breakages. Metallics look good but give me grief on card so if you have the patience go for it but I have found cotton, cotton blends and some of the thicker embroidery threads work best.

Gift sewing

Sewing is also a big part of my life, I stitch for both pleasure and gifts it's another way of having some down time. 
Christmas has just passed and I made a lot of this years gifts. I thought I would show you some.
Master Jonah loved his Dino's - they were great a panel that just needed sewing and stuffing - very quick satisfaction here.

Little Rubee was as pleased as punch to add to her handbag collection 

And all my teenagers friends were super chuffed at the goodies that came inside these stockings. 

Tuesday 28 January 2014

Blog Playing

Yay I have - over the last 4 hours worked out how to do some fun stuff to my blog.

I have added links to make shopping for Stampin' Up! goodies with me easier. Give the buttons on the side a click and see how you go - please let me know if they don't work for you so I can try and fix them.

I did loose my Facebook page button as I couldn't get it to work so that will be my adventure for another day.
On a side note Yay schools back tomorrow and the only good thing about covering books with contact is the inspiration they give me to play in MDS!

Monday 27 January 2014

Sale-a-bration time at Stampin' Up!

One more sleep and then the new Occasions' Catalogue is live - please message me on my Facebook page if you would like a copy.
Remember you can order through the online shop if you prefer and Stampin' Up! will deliver straight to your door for $5.95 postage or 5%. Just pop my name (Courtenay Heuston NSW) in as your 'I know a demonstrator' when setting up your account.
Online orders over $300 qualify for hostess benefits. Sale-a-bration time all orders over $90 qualify for free goodies from the Sale-a-bration catalogue. If you have a few friends that want some goodies as well - message me and I can set up a code for a 'Catalogue Demo' for you so that you can get extra hostess benefits.
I love this time of year - Oh and if you were thinking of joining now is the best time to do so. Instead of choosing $235 worth of products for your $169 you get $255 worth of choice. But wait there is more - you also get 20% discount on your products when you purchase them. If you would like a information pack with instructions please contact me via my Facebook page or email


Stampin' Up! MDS

As an Independent Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator you are welcome to order Stampin' Up! items from me - to do so head over to Check you are in Australia (top right), Create an account pop my name Courtenay Heuston in as your demonstrator when prompted (I already know a demonstrator) then shop to your hearts content.
Postage is $5.95 or 5% of your order - whichever is greater.

I have been playing with My Digital Studio or MDS from Stampin' Up!
I was inspired by some contact style book coverings I have here. The background paper is made using the Mixed Bunch stamp set which is part of the original program.
MDS can be downloaded as a free trial for 30 days and once you find you love it the program can be purchased for $24.95.


Thursday 23 January 2014

Time for Change

I've been reading about Blogs and one of the things they suggest is to just do it! So I am back and it's been a while. I though Ok lets go with this and decide to add my Facebook page link before I did anything else. What a challenge is all I can say but I think I have success. This is where I got help from mybloggerlab so I will see how that goes.

I have re-invented and changed the name to Bags That One its going to be a blog about my creative journey and somewhere I can pop my photos, share treasures I have found as there is so many and sell some of my goodies if the case may be.
I have 2 Facebook business pages Bags That One and My Stampin' Up! page feel free to follow either and touch base as you so desire.