Saturday, August 25, 2012

Paper Angels annual Christmas card workshops

We have received so many enquiries already about this year’s Christmas Card Workshops and are incredibly excited to formally announce that bookings are now officially open. I will be attending the Redland Bay and Wellington Point venues, and Coorapooroo if required, so you have a choice!
If you click on the above brochure, you will be able to read all the details clearly! Note we have kept the cost at the same price for the past 5 years, being $65 for an entire day (10am till 4pm) of fun, friends and creativity. This is great value! Some venues you will be able to purchase lunch, and because they are generously waiving the room hire fee it is requested that you do not bring your own lunch but eat at the venue.
We have provided an opportunity for you to choose a wood rather than the supplied clear mount stamp, for an extra $7; as well as the opportunity to buy the coordinating ‘Framelits Die Cutting System’ for the included stamp set for an additional $32, rather than the separate price later of $42.95. You do not need to choose either of these options, they are simply there for your convenience/choice.
We are very grateful to Stampin' Up! Australia for providing us with donations of SU products to raffle at each event, please bring some extra cash for tickets for what will be a fantastic array of products to win! There will also be the usual Christmas card competition, so get creative!
Payment is required at the time of booking so that your stamp set, papers, sanding system and kit may be ordered.
Please book with me by email or phone 0446 519 915. Places are limited and some venues will book out quickly, so please do book in promptly to avoid disappointment.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Grab a bargain from the retires list before stocks go!

OK, it’s that time of year when we are ushering out the old and welcoming in the new. August is the last month of the current Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue and also the LAST CHANCE to snap up retiring products (some of which are on sale) from the retired stamp & accessory list.

I thought I would help you wade through the very long accessory list by highlighting the top 7 bargains! If you are interested in these, you will need to act QUICKLY as it is a first in best dressed basis on retiring products in August and it will be no surprise that the sale items often go first. I am placing an order tonight (Thursday) as well as tomorrow (Friday) and then a couple of days after that again – the sooner your order comes to me, the better your chance of securing your favourite retiring product (you know the one you’ve been meaning to order but as yet haven’t) and/or a major bargain.
‘Nursery Nest’ Designer Series Paper is now 40% OFF and instead of the usual $18.95, you can now purchase as many packets as you like for only $11.37. This is an awesome paper and great for cardmaking and scrapbooking alike. This paper would make a great gift for a papercrafter, someone having a baby, or dare I even say it ‘wrapping paper’ for small gifts!
Can you believe this! 75% OFF these Christmas Designer Fabric Packs! Each pack includes 3 beautifully coordinated designs in an extra-wide fat quarter size, each piece being approx 68.6 x 45.7. These packs are now ONLY $4.99. Seriously this has to be the best bargain of all and I can see loads of applications, from patchwork to gifting such as covering jar lids on home made Christmas Treats! Really it’s only limited by your imagination and at this price you can afford to stock up and maybe even include them as stocking fillers in gifts for crafty friends!
Some demonstrators are expressing shock that the Crop a Dile is being retired and I’m hearing them – I use this tool all the time. I can only imagine that it is because eyelets are no longer a current trend in papercrafting at present. However, this is a tool well worth having for it’s magnificent ability to punch holes through chipboard and multiple layers of cardstock with ease! But don’t be sad it’s going, buy one NOW at 25% off Normally $54.95 this must have tool is NOW ONLY $41.21
Don’t cry – this fabulous stamp cleaner is not actually being retired, rather it is being reformatted into a larger square version. I’m guessing this is to make cleaning the larger background stamps easier. Having said that, this current model does the job and if you don’t yet own one and would rather get a discount than wait for the bigger version, now’s the time to buy one. Normally $28.95, this essential tool is now 25% off and is NOW $21.71. What a great present for a fellow stamper who doesn’t yet own one too!
Loving this ‘continuous’ border punch, which stands alone, is great as a border tucked under another layer, or also looks great with ribbon threaded through it. Unbelievably this punch is 40% OFF and instead of the normal $38.95 NOW you can order for $23.37!
Finally the Triple Layer ‘Blossom Bouquet’ Punch is also 40% OFF and instead of $44.95 you’ll pay ONLY $26.97! What a bargain when you consider that this punch actually punches 4 different flowers which either stand alone or can be layered in different colours. Enjoy!

Don’t forget, these products plus the rest of the retired list, is only available whilst stocks last. I cannot order them once they have run out OR past the 31st August! Every year, I get contacted after this date and asked if I can get something from the previous catalogue – really this is true. Sadly I cannot help these people and it makes me sad!

Contact me by e-mail to place your order

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Girls with Gifts

retirement list

Well, it's that time of year again, where we try and resist buying everything on the retirement list, but then we end of buying loads anyway because we'll never get the chance again!
The Stampin' Up! retirement list is accessible here from the web site, please place your orders as soon as you can because some items do go out of stock quickly. Don't panic about some of the accessories becoming retired, a lot of them will be re-packaged or re-branded I expect; the ink pads are all staying but they will have a new 'firm foam' base to stamp on which gives a lot better image reproduction. Only select Stampin’ Write Markers will be available individually (Stampin’ Write Markers in Colour Families will continue to be offered), 12" x 12" Textured Card Stock will no longer be offered, 12" x 12" Smooth Card Stock will only be available in select individual colours and colour collections. So if you want to stock up on some of these items now is the best time to do so. A huge discount of 75% off is available on two of the Designer Fabrics, and you'll find a lot of stock reduced by 25 - 40%. Happy shopping!


This is a version of a card I first made over four years ago at my very first workshop as a demonstrator! Kim and Justine may remember this one! Its a great concept because of course you can make any six-letter word greeting on the front, or perhaps just a four letter one like 'Love' or 'Girl' for a new baby card perhaps? Anyway, I love this alphabet set, 'Broadsheet Alphabet' and I love the simplicity of the layout. Hope you like it...