Thursday, May 28, 2009

Craft classes

Beginners Kit

I have had a few customers find that the fabulous IB&C is a bit overwhelming when they first look at it in a workshop scenario, and it is true that there are an awful lot of lovely things to look at. So to try and help make it easier to get started with Stampin' Up! I have created a Beginners Kit. If you are interested or need further details please contact me.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

June cardmaking day

Please book this week with payment for the event at Carina Leagues Club that I will be demonstrating at, $60 per person, includes Fresh Cuts stamp set (valued at $38.95), and all materials needed to make four deluxe cards, plus afternoon tea and door prizes. Card making competition on the day (voted for by attendees), bring your best cards for a chance to win, $1 per entry.

North Shore, Twin Waters

Hi everyone
Back from a short break on the Sunshine Coast. It was beautiful, lots for the kids to do, lovely accommodation, only 2 mins walk to the beach - perfect. 

I even managed to get a bit of stamping in, when I realised that Mum in Law was coming up for a day and we hadn't sent her a Mothers' Day card because she had been away too. Swiftly made one, then decided I really ought to knuckle down and make an album with my Simply Scrappin' Kit. Thanks Liz for the inspiration, I just have a few finishing touches to do then I will post here.
Better get on and do something!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

For my beautiful girl

It is Tegan's birthday on Saturday and we are going away to Twin Waters for the weekend. I thought I had better make her a card, or she might tell me off, so this is what I came up with. I used Cameo Coral, Riding Hood Red and Kiwi Kiss cardstock, with the Upsy Daisy set that I love at the moment stamped in Cameo Coral and sponged with the RH Red. I also used a 'sticky cuts' number and applied the supernova glitter to it. The designer label punch is behind the medium oval punch. Happy birthday Tegan!

As if it wasn't value enough!

In conjunction with Stampin' Up!s May Scrapbooking Special, I am offering you the chance to purchase the stamp set that matches your chosen Simply Scrappin' Kit for 10% off! The sets are: 
Best Wishes and More – usually $47.95, now $43.15
Nursery Necessities – usually $56.95 now $51.25
Snow Swirled – usually $45.95 now $41.35
Friends 24-7 – usually $45.95 now $41.35
A Happy heart – usually $41.95 now $37.75
Contact me to become a scrapbooking demonstrator and get even more for your money

Monday, May 11, 2009

happy birthday to me...

Thanks to Kim for turning up on my doorstep at quarter to eight this morning with a beautiful hand made card and gift, Kim you are a true friend.

Friday, May 8, 2009

This month Stampin' Up! is offering the starter kit at amazing value! During the month of May it will cost you $150 to join, and for that price you will get a stamp set (valued at $77.95), a Simply Scrappin' Kit, 12x12 Textured cardstock, an inkpad and Craft and rubber Scissors. That's $180 for just $150!
Also included in that price are business supplies to get you started: Idea Book & Catalogue (8), Getting Started DVD, Getting Started Guide, Guest Invitation Postcards (100), To My Hostess Envelopes (10), Project Sample Sheet, Recruit Brochures (20), Hostess Brochures (20), Hostess Benefits Forms (10), and Customer Order Forms (50).
Once you have paid for the starter kit it belongs to you, and you do not have to return it whatever you decide to do with your
demonstratorship, unlike other direct sales companies.
As a member of my team, I will be there to assist you as much or as little as you need, if you never have a workshop and become a hobby demonstrator that is fine by me, but if you want to build your
Stampin' Up! business then the sky's the limit, there's room for all kinds of demonstrators anywhere in between too.
Does this sound like something you could benefit from? Then give me a call today! Application forms need to be received by
Stampin' Up! before the end of May. (The normal Starter Kit is also available during this time.)

Make and Takes from Canberra

Inside the 'mates' mini scrap book
the 'mates' mini scrap book cover

card and gift pack made using our free stamp set 'trendy trees'

Photos from Canberra

Liz me and Kate and Awards Night dinner
Canberra at 5.15 am
dinner at KoKo's!
Loren wins in prize patrol
Shelli starts Convention 2009
The closest I got to walking on stage!
Liz, Julie, Robyn, Loren, Helen, Rachael, Tamra and Sandra swapping madly first morning

Motivated and inspired

"Celebrate" Canberra 2009 was certainly motivating and inspiring. I came away from the event with renewed vigour. But that was a week ago! Just kidding, but two little girls and a husband with tonsillitis can knock any enthusiasm out of you very quickly. 
Since convention I have decided 
• to offer classes from home as well as my monthly stamp club,
• to put together a beginners kit for those new to Stampin' Up! that want something to get them going,
• to share my love of Stampin' Up! and encourage more people to join me in being a demonstrator,
• update my newsletter with a more exciting layout,
• to achieve at least the first sales goal before next convention, even though I probably won't be able to go due to family commitments.
Thanks to all my customers for helping me achieve my goals, I hope to see you again soon.

Papercraft classes

Just a little note that I will be running papercraft classes in the near future. They will probably be on a Tuesday or Wednesday day time and will focus on specific techniques or projects, e.g stamp-a-stacks or watercolouring etc. If the classes are popular I will also run them on weekends to suit those who cannot make it during the week. More info coming soon...

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Liz wins Heart of Stampin' Up! Award!

Congratulations to Liz Collett, and her Paper Angels team, as she won the coveted and much treasured Heart of Stampin' Up! Award at the Convention Awards night yesterday. Liz already received a sales award, and had been placed 19th in the top 25 Demonstrators of the Year, AND had won a place on the Incentive Trip, but only one person could win this award. For all her hard work, and dedication to our team, and for her work with charities, especially for the Mater Mothers' Hospital, Shelli Gardner (CEO and co-founder of Stampin' Up!) presented her with a gorgeous heart shaped gold pendant. We are all proud of you Liz, proud to be in your team, and proud to call you a friend, well done!

Celebrate 2009, Convention Canberra

Back again! I have been in Canberra since Thursday afternoon for the Stampin' Up! Convention 2009. What a great time we all had! I have lots to write about all the things I have learnt, but I haven't had a chance to look through all my thoughts yet, so bare with me. In fact I very nearly didn't make it back to Queensland, because I slept in at the hotel, and the receptionist woke me up to tell me that the taxi was waiting! OMG! I am so glad I did most of the packing the night before, as I chucked everything left into my bag, threw my clothes on (minus bra and socks, they were too hard to do in a rush!) and jumped in to the lift. I must have looked a sight as I tripped over my laces in the flyer and raced out the door. Thankfully we managed to pick up Bec and Kate pretty much on time, and with a run of green traffic lights made it to the airport. Anyway, I am off to put the kiddies to bed, they have missed their Mum a lot and I them, but I will come back to earth with a bump tomorrow I expect.