Monday, October 26, 2009

Fresh cuts.

Hello, I hope you are all finding time to get a bit inky. I have had a wonderful weekend spent with friends.We had a regional convention here in Perth on Sat. It was great to catch up with so many demos in one place at one time. The whole place was a buzz with people swapping and chatting, we made some gorgeous make and takes with our new stamp sets and matching wheels from the new up-coming mini for the Summer. I was very lucky and won an extra stamp set from the mini, so I have some new rubber to get inked up! The card above is made using the set called Fresh cuts, I have also used the sweet little fresh notes which are made specifically to go with this set. They are both available from our current idea book and catalogue.
You may of noticed a new addition to my side bar on the left, it is a new Stampin'Up! web site just for me, Stampin'Up! have designed these wonderful websites for their demonstrators, so that we can have easy contact with and from our customers and potential recruits, you can even sign up with me on-line now. They are full of all the latest Stampin'Up! news and you can see projects that will change periodically as well as some extra ones which I will upload from time to time. I want you all to know that this is not going to replace my blog, it will run independently from this site. Here is the link: I would love you to pop over there and visit, I may not keep it that long, but will see how it goes for a while. Let me know what you think, take care and thanks for visiting me, lots of inky hugs from...

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


Here I am with my three room mates from the camp,From left to right is the gorgeous Lou, myself, Makeesha and Monique. I feel so blessed to know these very special girls, they are beautiful, talented and very generous. We had a real laugh at camp and shared many memories, I am constantly amazed by the wonderful friendships I have made since joining Stampin'Up! Thanks for such a great weekend girls, lots of inky hugs from....

Camp attendees'

This one above is of all who attended the wonderful weekend of stampin' there are two people missing who left a little early. Don't we look a friendly bunch! I'm the fourth from the left on the front row, I was a little worse for wear at this stage, having had little sleep but loads of laughs and a whole heap of stampin' fun. It was a great weekend and so nice to catch up with so many demos all in one place at the same time. We will meet again this Saturday at our regional Stampin'Up! convention. So even more stampin' fun to look forward to..Yippee!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Just Beachy!

Hello out there in blogland,
I have just had the most wonderful weekend, I went on a stamp camp organised by the wonderful Ngaire Anderson for all her downline and sidelines. After popping over to Makeesha's place to pick her up we drove out towards the Swan Valley where we stayed at a beautiful residence that was originally an orphanage, it is now a boarding house for children who live in the country and school here in Perth. We had all our meals prepared for us as well as linen provided, so we just had to bring all our stamping goodies and our favourite pillow! We all arrived on Friday early evening and shared a lovely meal together, then we all proceeded to the Library where we set to work making thirty swaps. We had all brought our swaps in a shoe box type container, we prepared all the fiddly bits and left the stamping and construction to be done by each demonstrator. After a very short sleep we arose to a scrumptious cooked breakfast which gave us the energy we needed for the big day of stamping ahead. We made a fabulous mini scrapbook with fantastic instruction from the ever so talented Louise Ryan, we then stopped for lunch before returning to finish up our scrapbook and start on a scrap page and card using a technique I had brought along to share with everyone, then we all made a really clever little compendium which opened up to display four little boxes to put trinkets or chocolates in, this was taught by the very friendly and patient Jan. We all finished up with another shared meal in the dining hall and some quick photos to preserve the memories. I had really great room mates, Makeesha, Lou and Monique, we decide we just couldn't quite go home yet. so we drove into Midland for a cuppa at a McCafe, where we shared lots of wonderful memories of all the good times we've had since being Stampin'Up! demos.
The picture above is of a spring card with the car from the "Just Beachy" set, I hope you like it, I'll put up a couple of photos of all us demos at our camp soon, so come back and visit soon. Lots of inky hugs from...

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Uncharted territory...

I'm sure you were beginning to wonder if I would ever show some art work again, well here's a couple of photos of a card I made and sent off to my brother in England. He has been unwell and I thought he could do with a pick-me-up card. He is a merchant seaman and like most of our family loves the sea and sailing, so when I saw this stamp set in our spring mini I just knew I would get a lot of use out of it with my family members. I hadn't sat down to make any personal cards for quite some time, as I've been busy with class commitments etc. I really enjoyed playing with some ink and rubber just for the fun of it last weekend, so I have a few new cards to show you over the next week or so. Thanks for visiting, take care, lots of inky hugs from...

Monday, October 12, 2009

This award was given to me by a very special long distance friend called Margaret whom I met through the wonderful world of Stampin'Up! we are yet to meet each other in the flesh and I truly look forward to that day. Thank you Margaret for this award.

So here is what needs to happen
To pick up the Circle of Friends Blog Award cut and paste the award onto your own blog.
Nominate 5 other bloggers.
Link to your nominees within your blog post.
Include these instructions on how to pick up the award in your blog post.
Link back to the person who gave you the award in your blog post, to show your appreciation. Comment on their blogs to let them know they’ve received the award
So here are the wonderful circle of friends I have that I want to share:

Sunday, October 11, 2009

World card making day / Month

In celebration of World Card Making Day, Stampin’ Up! is offering the following promotion throughout the entire month of October: buy a Simply Sent Card Elements kit and get 20 percent off the coordinating stamp set–no limit!
Buy a Simply Sent Card Elements kit:

Item Page Description Price
112028 140 Flower Power Card Elements $30.95
112021 141 Rock Star Card Elements $30.95

Get one of the following stamp sets at 20 percent off:

Item Page Description Regular Price Discount Price
116779 140 Wow Flowers stamp set $24.95 $19.96
116777 141 Starring You stamp set $24.95 $19.96

Friday, October 9, 2009


October is a great month to join Stampin' Up! This gives you until March to meet your first quota.
But this year it's better than ever. Stampin' Up! have just announced their Breast Cancer Awareness Promotion:For over 20 years, Stampin' Up! has helped women make a difference in the lives of others by simply doing what they love to do--sharing creativity.Now you too can become a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and make a difference! For every person who joins the Stampin' Up! family between 1 October and 31 December 2009, Stampin' Up! will donate $5 to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
Plus, until 31 December 2009, you'll receive a FREE pack of Raspberry Tart Designer Series paper and a Pretty in Pink Classic Stampin' Pad to help you get started!

There are many added advantages to joining at this time of the year, and some of these are as follows:-
There will be lots of people thinking about Christmas, this is one of our busiest times of the year with both customers wanting to make projects and, find that special present for their paper crafting friends.
All new and current catalogues will be mailed directly to your door as well as the up-coming Summer mini. Which means you get to pre-order in November.
The fabulous Sale-a-bration catalogue will also be sent to you in November so you can pre-order in December.
Being a demonstrator will give you access to all the wonderful on-line groups and sites designed to help you learn more techniques as well as provide you with lots of help with your new business. You will also be eligible to attend all the great Stampin’Up! Events such as Convention.
Stampin’Up! Are very generous with their demonstrators and have programs set up to enable you to earn up to 15 free stamp sets in your first 6 months and because you signed up before Sale-a-bration you can also earn extra free stamp sets from that too.

Here are some wonderful reasons I have found for being a part of the Stampin’Up! Family:

· You can change the starter kit, which is nearly $600. in products for only $324. to suit your needs and uses, so whether you want to buy your products at a discounted price to keep your hobby self supporting, or you would like to earn some extra income, Stampin’Up! Can be tailored to suit your situation.
· You get access to a wonderful Demonstrator web-site, full of inspirational ideas and information.
· A free colour newsletter ( Impressions) will be sent to you monthly.
· You’ll be able to buy all your goodies and supplies at a discount, for your very first order over $300. you will get 30% off (if placed within 45 days of joining) Your discount will then be 20% off.
· The people you meet and make friends with will inspire you, as well as the sense of achievement you will feel every time you help someone make a project after they tell you “ Oh I’m not creative and I can’t make that”. It’s still gives me a buzz every time I hear someone say “ Wow! Look what I just made, and it was so easy”.
· I have a regular get together with all my team members and we share ideas, swap projects, share a lunch and I always make up some kits for you to make and take home.
· I have made some wonderful friendships both in fellow demonstrators and with my clients, my self confidence has blossomed and I no longer dip into my household budget to pay for my craft habit.
· You can arrange your workshops or get togethers around your family’s schedule and needs.

Well, if you were sitting on the fence and you needed a really good reason or time to join, then I think October is it. I always give a gift to all my new team members, so that’s another present for you.
If you have any questions or would like to know a bit more about Stampin’Up! Please contact me and I will be glad to send you out a welcome pack, or we could meet for a cuppa and an informal chat at no cost or obligation.
Happy stamping, lots of inky hugs from…..