Friday, May 30, 2014

So Long, Farewell!

Only one more month until our new Catalogue is released, and that means we have to make way for lots of lovely brand new products. So, it's time to say goodbye to some old favourites. Some items are heavily discounted and all are only available while stocks last.

The best way to make sure you don't miss out is to place your order in my Online Store. All orders over $50 will be automatically added to my mailing list to receive a FREE copy of the New Catalogue (mail outs begin mid-June). If you prefer to email me your order, that's perfectly fine too.

I think the easiest way to view what's retiring is in the Online Store (make sure you check out the Weekly Deals and Clearance Rack while you're there!)

You can also view the Retiring Accessories List HERE

And the Retiring Stamps List HERE

Some items are discounted by 40% ...but you'd better get in quick!

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Thursday, May 29, 2014

A Big Day!

I am computer-less at the moment, hence the lack of blog posts. My laptop had been throwing tantrums for a while now (you know, "it's all too much! I can't cope!" - CRASH - scenarios whenever I tried to open more than one window). I'm typing this on my iPad mini while it's in having data transferred to a new computer. I'm hoping to have it back soon though, since we're about to head into the busiest 2 months of the Stampin' Up! Year!

Tomorrow is a big day....not only does my baby Amy turn 17 (I know, can you believe it? I hear you all saying "She looks so young! How is it possible that she is the mother of a 17 year old?" ...I was a child bride lol), but it is also a big day in the world of Stampin' Up!

Tomorrow the Retirement List will be released. That means that the best day to buy your supplies of the outgoing In Colors is TODAY! (Midnight Muse, Gumball Green, Raspberry Ripple, Summer Starfruit and Primrose Petals). The ink refills and cardstock always sell out really fast, so email me or head into my Online Store if you need to stock up (check out the new Weekly Deals while you're there).... The link is over on the right ------>>>>>>>>

We also have an awesome Starter Kit Promotion on at the moment, running until the end of June. You can join Stampin' Up! for only $85. For that, you can choose $90 worth of products, free shipping, PLUS you will get 4 current catalogues and 8 new catalogues! It's the perfect time to join, with a new catalogue just around the corner (you'll get to see it first, AND get 30% off your new goodies!)
Just click on "Join Now" to place your Starter Kit order-------->>>>>>>>

Hopefully I'll be back soon, posting from my new computer!

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Sunday, May 25, 2014

June Class Dates

After nearly 4 weeks fun family adventures around the US, it is lovely to be home. The four of us had a week in New York, 2 days in Niagara Falls, a week in Orlando, a week cruising the Caribbean (courtesy of Stampin' Up!)and then a day in LA. It was amazing, and we have so many happy memories to treasure (and photos to scrapbook!)
Here we are, all excited and ready to board the ship:

Now, I'm excited to be going to Convention next week in Melbourne. After that, I will be back into running classes and getting ready for the Retirement List and brand new Annual Catalogue (released on July 1st). No rest for me!

I am working on getting my newsletter ready, but in the meantime I thought I would let you know about my upcoming classes for June, in case you are a Sydney-sider and would like to attend.

Stamp-a-Stack Class
Come along and stamp a stack of cards, so you'll always have a card ready when you need one. We'll be using some retiring products. Ribbon, embellishments and envelopes are included in your class fee.
You'll make 8 cards for $20 (if you BYO Stampin' Up! SNAIL adhesive/Tombow Glue), or 8 cards for $25 (if you use my SNAIL)
Tuesday 10th or Wednesday 11th 7pm for a 7:30 start
Wednesday 11th 9:30am for a 10am start

Technique Class
Come along and learn how to make the most of your Fringe Scissors. You will learn lots of tips and tricks for using your scissors, such as how to make flowers, tassels, garlands, fringing and more. Included in your class fee is a small Product Share - some to use on your cards, and some to take home! You will make 2 cards and matching envelopes, a gift box, plus technique notes - $20.
Please bring along Fringe scissors if possible. If you don't own any and would like a pair, please let me know at least a week prior to the class, and I can order some for you ($16.95).
Wednesday 18th or Thursday 19th 7pm for a 7:30 start
Thursday 19th 9:30am for a 10am start

Just email me to reserve your place. Places are limited to 8 people per class. All materials provided, unless stated otherwise. Suitable for beginners. If the above times and dates don't suit you, feel free to get a group of friends together, and arrange an alternative time!

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Thursday, May 22, 2014

Wetlands Sunset

Did you know that our Acrylic blocks aren't just for mounting stamps on to? You can also use them to make a background feature. I've gone for a sunset look here by colouring the block with markers, giving it a light spritz of water and then stamping on to Naturals White cardstock. I used Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze and Tangerine Tango for my sunset. I then stamped the reeds/wheat/grassy stuff(??) from Wetlands in the corner in Soft Suede ink.
The rest is pretty simple - Hardwood background (again!), a bit of twine, and a bit of sponging. Perfect Masculine Card!

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Monday, May 19, 2014

What Does the Fox Say?

This was one of those cards that sat in my head for a while before I managed to get it out on to paper. I wanted to try stamping Mr Fox straight on to this grey spotty DSP (Watercolour Wonder) and colour him in. The DSP was surprisingly easy to watercolour on (I used Cajun Craze ink and an Aquapainter). A word bubble was perfect for the sentiment.
It seems that the answer to "What does the fox say?" in this case is a rather cheeky "You're HOW old?" ....Cheeky Mr Fox!

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Sunday, May 18, 2014

Reserve your copy of the New Catalogue

The countdown is on – only 6 weeks until the release of the new 2014-15 Annual Stampin’ Up! Catalogue! I was lucky enough to browse through a copy on the Cruise, and believe me when I say it is absolutely chock-full of amazing new products and gorgeous samples and ideas.

From now until the 12th of June you can register your interest for a copy of the new catalogue. They are being shipped directly from the warehouse and you should receive your copy by the end of June, in time for the official release on July 1st. To register your interest, simply email me with your address details. If you have placed an order for $50 or more in April, May or June, you will receive your catalogue free of charge. Otherwise, it is $9.95 including shipping to anywhere in Australia (payable by direct deposit into my bank account).

I will also be holding a New Catalogue Launch Party (more details will follow soon) for those who live locally.

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Saturday, May 17, 2014

More Weekly deals in May!

Weekly Deals have been extended throughout May! Make sure you check the online store every Wednesday for the new deals of the week.
Here are this week's deals:

The Deals (14 - 20 May)

 Item Description Retail Price Sale Price
 130137 2012-2014 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack $37.95 $28.46
 130024 Coastal Cabana 3/8" Ruffle Stretch Trim  $15.95 $11.96
 130129 Etcetera Designer Series Paper $18.95 $14.21
 129310 Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper $18.95 $14.21
 129314 Gingham Garden Designer Washi Tape $8.95 $6.71
 130020 Pistachio Pudding 3/8" Ruffle Stretch Trim $15.95 $11.96
 130863 BBQ Blitz Ensemble - Digital Download $13.95 $8.37

The details:
  • Weekly Deals will go live every Wednesday in May (7, 14, 21, 28 May) at 9am.
  • Make sure to place your order prior to the week's deals ending (each Tuesday, 11:59pm) for online orders, or by 9pm for email orders.
  • Orders can be placed online in my STORE, or by email.
  • You can order as many as you want of the weekly deal products - but the deals are only good for that week, so don't wait to order!
  • Each week's deals will be a surprise - that's part of the fun! - and will not be announced prior to 9am on Wednesday. You can expect 6-12 new deals each week, including one digital download
Email me to place your order, or click HERE to Shop Now

Photopolymer: The Next Big Thing!

Stampin' Up! have just announced that with the release of the upcoming 2014-2015 Annual Catalogue, we will have wood-mount, clear-mount AND photopolymer stamps. Our top-quality photopolymer stamps stick extremely well on our acrylic blocks, are durable, and the transparent nature of these sets makes it easier to line up your images without the need of a guide. This is a feature that is particularly helpful with alphabets, borders, and backgrounds! Photopolymer is clearly a great choice.

The best news is that you don't have to wait until the catalogue comes out to try this great new product! We have two exclusive photopolymer stamp sets: Show & Tell 1, and Show & Tell 2. These great new photopolymer sets are designed to be used together. Even better, you can order both sets in a bundle that comes with an amazing online class - featuring tons of great project ideas using Show & Tell 1 and 2.

Read more about the Seeing the Possibilities Offer HERE.

The Details:

Item NumberItem DescriptionPrice
133450Stamp Set Photopolymer Show & Tell 1$23.95
133481Stamp Set Photopolymer Show & Tell 2$23.95
Seeing the Possibilities Online ClassFREE ($15 value)
138101Show and Tell Bundle.  Includes both Show & Tell stamp sets with the Seeing the Possibilities online class.  $ 47.90

The stamps, class and bundle are only available until May 31. Order yours HERE (make sure you order the bundle so that you qualify for the free online class)

Learn more about Photopolymer stamps by watching the video:

Our online class, "Seeing the Possibilities," provides all the basics you need to make the most of our new photopolymer stamp offerings: Show & Tell 1 and 2 Stamp Sets. Purchase the bundle and discover how quickly and easily you can line up the stamped images for precision placement with the free online class. Achieve just the right ink coverage and combine images together exactly where you want them with photopolymer. The possibilities are endless!

Divided into six PDF documents, this class includes written instructions, step-out photos, instructional videos, and supply lists for 15 projects.
The following topics are covered in the class:
  • Backgrounds
  • Building
  • Layering
  • Versatility
  • Gift Giving
  • Memory Keeping
PC Instructions
The files will be downloaded as archive files that you can then extract and save on your computer. When you click on the download link, an extraction program will automatically launch. Choose the location where you would like to save the files (be sure to note where you save them). Follow the prompts on the extraction program, then navigate to the location where you saved the files. Click on the file and open.

Mac InstructionsWhen you click on the download link, the file will be mounted as a drive. Once it is mounted, open the drive and drag and drop the files to the location of your choice on your hard drive. The files can then be opened.

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Ready, Set, Send for Breast Cancer

Everyone loves receiving handmade cards, and it's always handy to have some on hand. Now you can give them without the fuss of making them, and benefit a great cause at the same time. With Ready. Set. Send. cards we've already done the work of making the cards for you, and for every kit sold, Stampin’ Up! is donating $10 to the National Breast Cancer Foundation! Just grab a card, write a quick note, and off it goes. Your friends and family will love your handcrafted cards, and you can know that you are making as difference by donating to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. They would also make a perfect gift for your not-so-crafty friends!

Box includes:  5 birthday cards,  5 thank-you cards,  10 Whisper White envelopes for $19.

Read more about it HERE, and place your order in my Online Store HERE (check out the new bargains in the Clearance rack while you're there!)

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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Salt 'n' Pepper Roses

When I bought the Spiral Flower Die I went a little mad making lots and lots of roses, of various sizes and colours. I made vintage roses, double roses, rosebuds, and these roses on stems (floral wire). Then I went looking for a suitable vase at my local $2 Shop, and stumbled across some Salt and Pepper shakers (for the princely sum of $2 a pair). Originally I was going to take the lid off, but when I got home I realised that the floral wire fit perfectly in the holes and helped hold the flowers in place.
All it needed was a little bit of jazzing up and voila! Salt 'n' Pepper roses!
TIP: The leaves are actually petals from the Blossom Punch.

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Monday, May 12, 2014

Watercolor Wonder Notecards Set

I love products where all the hard work is done for you. That's definitely the case with these Watercolor Wonder notecards. I've stretched mine a bit further by chopping off the front and mounting them onto some Smoky Slate cards. I then used the back pieces to cut out my banners (although you could just as easily use them to make a second set of cards!)

All of my sentiments are from the Perfect Pennants stamp set. A few flowers, butterflies and sequins for embellishment and I was done!

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Thursday, May 08, 2014


pssst....wanna know a secret?
The greeting on this card is on the inside:

I've combined the "pssst" stamp from the Happy Watercolour set with the Word Bubble framelits to make this card. And the big bold greeting inside the card is from Another Great Year. It's a simple card that makes a big impression.

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Monday, May 05, 2014

Kaleidoscope Wish

I made this card in a frenzy of card-making for my Open House in February. This one was CaSEd from a card I found on Pinterest. Pinterest is an awesome tool for cardmaking inspiration. You can follow me on Pinterest HERE
The original card was by Cheryl Holtman. I only made a few minor changes to make it my own. These bold colours and geometric patterns would make a great teen birthday card!

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