Wednesday, May 28, 2014

$85 to join Stampin' Up! Australia? What a great idea!

Join Stampin' Up! for only $85, what a great deal!

Get your business started for only $85!

I can't think of a better investment than spending $85 to join Stampin' Up! as a hobby or business demonstrator. For a limited time until June 30th 2014 that is all it costs to join up, receiving $90 of product that you can choose to customise your kit. (The $169 kit is still available with $235 of value)
Stampin' Up! value every kind of demonstrator, from those who want to discount their hobby to those who want to contribute to the household income.

Being a demonstrator will earn you 20% on your own purchases as well as 20% commission on any other sales you make. All that Stampin' Up! asks is that you put in $400 in orders every quarter.

As well as the obvious financial benefits, you will get the opportunity to earn free stamp sets in your first 6 months in the Stampin' Start programme, earn volume rebates every month, and recruit your own team and receive downline overrides from their sales. See what you can earn with our career plan

But there are other benefits that money can't buy! You'll be joining up with me as part of the Paper Angels team of demonstrators, a team that has had the honour of three demonstrators being awarded the annual Heart of Stampin' Up! in the past 7 years. You can join us in our charity efforts to raise funds for the Mater Mothers Footprints programme and other worthwhile causes, come to our monthly meetings where we mainly talk and craft without any pushy sales talk, attend the annual Inspire, Create, Share convention (to be held on the Gold Coast in 2015), make new friends that share your passion for papercraft and rubberstamping, come to classes and events run by the Paper Angels including the popular Christmas Card Workshops, and more!

You can join here on my web page immediately, or if you'd like to find out some more information then contact me at

Come on, what are you waiting for?!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Inspire, Create, Share 2015 will be on the Gold Coast!

Start planning to come to Inspire Create Share 2015 on the Gold Coast from April 30th to May 2nd.
I received:
souvenir agenda,
Project Life sample,
chiffon scarf (manager's gift),
box of swaps,
MDS sample and new clothes pin accessories,
3 make n takes,
6 stamp sets,
new paper piercing pack,
Undefined refill pack,
new Blendabilities markers,
new Hello Honey 'in colour' ink pad (won).
free items from inspire, create, share 2014

Think what value you will probably get at next years'! Demonstrator registration is around $450, (you even get to go for free if you reach manager status!) I would love to have my little team there with me so why not start saving now? Flick xxx

PS From May 28th for 4 weeks you can join at the discounted price of $85, receiving $90 of product of your choice, now there's no excuse for not joining me!

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Exciting news from convention!

Exciting news! As a Stampin’ Up! convention attendee I have the opportunity to extend a special offer to you, my customer. During convention we learned how to make the gorgeous Tag a Bag project that you see here. Isn’t it amazing? And here’s the best part: from 24–28 May, you can purchase the exclusive Convention Tag a Bag Bundle for 15 percent off! This special offer is only available to convention attendees and their customers.

The bundle includes
Chevron Tag a Bag Gift Bags (item 131370) $6.95 AUD/$8.50 NZD
Gold Fancy Foil Designer Vellum (item 133363) $18.95 AUD/$22.95 NZD
Watercolor Wonder Designer Washi Tape (item 133000) $8.95 AUD/$10.95 NZD
Sassy Salutations Stamp Set (item 132070 W item 126707 C); W $41.95 AUD/ 49.95 NZD; C $33.95 AUD/$40.95 NZD

Wood-Mount Bundle (item 138102): $65.25 AUD/$78.50 NZD
Clear-Mount Bundle (item 138103): $58.48 AUD/$70.85 NZD

This offer lasts for five days only, so don’t delay. Contact me today via email on to order your special bundle!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Cards for a cure - Ready, Set, Send

breast cancer flyer
This great new kit is available to buy now, what a great way to support the National Breast Cancer Foundation. You can buy it online at my web site or contact me for more details

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Paper Angels and angel babies

Footprints cards made for the Mater Mothers
This week I had the privilege of helping to make another stack of cards ready to go to the hospital for the bereavement programme. This is a special programme close to my heart at the moment because a very good friend of mine recently lost her little baby girl too early. The team of Paper Angels (our Stampin' Up! group of demonstrators) create these cards for the midwives to hand-stamp the angel baby's footprints on as a treasured lasting memory. The name cards are for the ICU or SCU babies that are fighting hard for their lives. All the products used were bought from funds raised at our Christmas Card Workshops held annually in November, where we hold raffles for goodies donated by Stampin' Up! Australia.
If you would like to help make these cards let me know and I can give you an idea of what is involved and when we get together to make them, or if you would like information on joining our Christmas fund-raising events too.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Second Friday Christmas card club in May, mate!

What a great feeling it is to be making my Christmas cards early, and if I could just get someone to write them for me it'll be even better lol! This month I was joined by Anne, Ana, Sharon, Jill, Judi and Mandy and we made 8 cards using the "Happy Christmas, Mate!" retired stamp set. We often use retired stamps at this class because Christmas stamps are such fun to use that we like to collect them. Often they will be sets that I haven't used before but a guest has asked if we can make something using their stamps to give them some fresh inspiration. I'm happy to do this as it means we get to make lots of different cards. I had some inspiration from Kym Smiley and Goin' Over The Edge, thanks guys. Here are the two cards we made
Happy Christmas Mate cards
The Surfing Santa is on Bermuda Bay card, with torn pieces of Winter Frost Specialty DSP, Soft Sky card and Whisper White card. The Kangaroo is holding Tempting Turquoise presents, and the card is made from Soft Suede card embossed with the chevrons embossing folder. We punched out 1" circles from Tempting Turquoise card and cut them in half to make the scalloped border.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Another successful party

Last weekend I had the pleasure of some lovely ladies' company over at Cornubia, for Justine's Stampin' Up! party. She was keen to see the Envelope Punch Board in action, and so I demonstrated how simple it is to make an envelope of course, and we looked at how to make a box too. For the make and take we made a cute card with a bow made using the Envelope Punch Board, I think everyone was impressed by this tool's versatility and ingenuity.
Here is the card we made. I used Basic Black and Very Vanilla card to stamp on, and the Modern Medley DSP. Stamps used were from the Chalk Talk set (I love this tag one!), with matching framelits, and the Mixed Bunch set also using the matching Blossom Punch. The highlight ink colour is Rich Razzleberry, and we tied some Rich Razzleberry Stitched Grosgrain ribbon around the bow. I embossed the base with the Honeycomb embossing folder. Hope you like it!
You too can have your very own Stampin' Up! party and earn money to spend in the catalogue, contact me for more details.
Black and vanilla card

Stamp club April 2014

Thanks to my awesome trio of friends who came to Stamp Club in April, we always have fun on the last Saturday of the month creating a project together and then sharing ideas and chatting, laughing, creating. This month our mojo was flowing well, and Justine made a couple of cards inspired by Clare Daly
stamp club april 1
 Lisa had the most creative juices flowing, and she made lots of cute cards,
stamp club april 2014 2
 while Sylvia made the project from the previous class that she had not been able to attend, and then offered her help to Justine who was playing with a pennants idea.
stamp club april 2014 3

Monday, May 5, 2014

Stampin' Up! Photopolymer Stamps...Clearly Awesome!

Here's the latest news from Stampin' Up!

"We've searched long and hard for just the right material to be able to introduce completely clear stamping. And we've found it! We're excited to announce 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."
photopolymer stamps new to Stampin' Up!
You can order two stamp sets right away from my web site, without waiting for the new catalogue, and if you buy them as a bundle you can get a free tutorial class to help you get started.
Watch this video for a look at Photopolymer stamps...