4 September 2013

Last days to register for Make a Digital Statement

Just a quick reminder that this coming Saturday 7th September Stampin' Up! are hosting an afternoon of fun & MDS.

When: Saturday, 7 September 2013 12:30–16:30 - Check in starts at 11:30 AM with doors opening at 12:00 PM.

Cost : $45

Registration includes the full free MDS software - if you have already downloaded the full version you'll have a spare copy or a gift for a friend.

Where : Alexandra Park, Greenlane, Auckland

You can register online or you can contact me if you would like me to do it for you.

Bring out the digital designer in you and discover MDS™!

 MDS™ intuitive digital design software features Stampin’ Up!’s exclusive artwork, colours and templates.

 Be your own digital designer and create an array of photobooks, cards, calendars, slideshows and more. Register for the Make a Statement Digital Tour, Stampin’ Up!’s MDS training events and receive MDS free when you register !

At the events learn how My Digital Studio can fit in with your life and your style to help you become your own digital designer—creating cards, invitations, photobooks, party décor, recipe books, home décor, calendars and more! Being creative couldn’t be easier! 

For only $45, discover a range of inspirational projects, ideas and techniques through project displays and engaging presentations. Just bring your laptop and digital images and follow along in our classes to create your own designer photobook—capturing your own cherished memories! You’ll go home with several complete pages—which you can then print, e-mail or upload to the Internet. 

Classes are designed for beginners, to provide you with a basic understanding of My Digital Studio software.

 Before you leave home, please remember to bring the following:

 Laptop and Digital Images: Please bring your laptop so you can follow along during the class and create your photobook layouts. MDS currently isn’t compatible with tablets. My Digital Studio must be installed on your laptop before the event. Please also bring a selection of at least 20 digital photographic images that you’d like to use to create your photobook pages. The following image file formats are supported: PNG, JPEG or GIF. The photobook template used during the training session—Downtown Grunge—has a neutral colour scheme.

Inspiration Displays: At the event we have display boards to showcase attendees’ creative ideas and to provide inspiration. Feel free to bring along a project you created using MDS to add to the display. Make sure you bring your camera so you can take home a sample of everyone's work!

Food and Beverage: Refreshments will not be served at the event; however, café facilities are located at the venue.

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4 August 2013

What a bargain!

The Boutique Blossom flower stamp is big & beautiful & only $16.95. This is the card that we all got to make at a recent team training my upline Jacque organised for us - even though we call them team training they're really fun play days, it's so nice to be the other side of the table :)

I just adored the card, the big flower is big WOW for me. The flower stamp has been embossed with Early Espresso embossing powder on the pre-cut out Chalk Talk framelit & then the centre lightly sponged with Crisp Cantaloupe ink (which is my favourite new in-colour ink). The framelit is lightly sponged with Crumb Cake ink around the edges too.

If you'd like to recreate the card it's a 5x5" square card, with strips of gorgeous Soho Subway DSP (which you can stock up this month on - see the latest promo from SU! at the end). The designer paper forms the background & they've been faux-stitched using our Essentials paper piercing pack.


Stamps: Boutique Blossom (132663), Mosiac Madness (130246 Wood or 130249 Clear)
Ink: Versamark (102283), Crisp Cantaloupe (131176), Crumb Cake (126975)
Paper: Early Espresso (121695), Soho Subway DSP (130140) , Very Vanilla (106550)
Other: Essentials paper piercing pack (126187), Early Espresso marker (119680), sponge daubers (102892), Very Vintage designer buttons (129327), linen thread (104199), dimensionals (104430), Chalk talk framelits (129883)

We have 5 single stamps available to purchase until August 31st which are all pretty cute - at this stage I'm not sure if we're getting other assortments as it was a trial. Click HERE to see the flyer.

The Fine Print:

  • These won't be sent in our typical cases or packaging; they'll be packaged in cello bags. If you'd like a case for your stamp, you can buy our Clear-Mount Stamp Cases that come in packs of four.
  • This offer is available for clear-mount stamps only.
  • The stamps won't come with a Clear-Mount Block, and you'll need to purchase a block separately if you don't already have one. The recommended block sizes can be found on the flyer.
  • There's no limit on how many stamps you can purchase.
  • These stamps are only available through 31 August 2013, so get them while you can.
Also on offer at the moment Buy 3, Get 1 Free Designer Series paper* : also available until 31st August.

*The Fine Print:
  • These items don’t qualify for the offer:
    • Designer Series Paper Stacks
    • Specialty Designer Series Paper
    • Designer Series Paper from the holiday catalogue
    • Designer Series Paper ordered through hostess benefits
  • To get your free DSP, enter it in your order separately from the three packs you're paying for. For example, if you want four packs of the same type of paper, put in the three you're paying for and enter the fourth as a separate item. 
  • No limits. Order six? You’ll get two for free. Nine? You’ll get three for free.
  • Check out our Designer Series Papers in the annual catalogue pages 151, 153, and 154.
Happy stampin' all until the next time.

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9 July 2013

In-colour Wildflower Meadow

Loving the ease of making cards with this stamp set & it's matching folder. This was one of the make and takes at my launch party for the new catalogue and it really is a winner so was also used as my make and take project at our SENZ stand.

Recipe to reKReate the card:

Stamp set: Wildflower Meadow (129165 W or 129168 C), Banner Greetings (hostess set)
Ink: Strawberry Slush & Pistachio Pudding
Paper: Strawberry Slush, Pistachio Pudding, Whisper White
Other: Wildflower embossing flower (129376), Beautiful Wings Embosslits (118138), Buttons & Blossoms Simply Pressed Clay Molds (131272), Simply Pressed Clay (130685)

If you buy the stamp set & matching embossing folder as a bundle you save 15%
- Clear Bundle 132985 ($39.75) or Wood Bundle 132735 ($46.50)

I made my flowers by adding some Pistachio Pudding re-inker & leaving them in the freezer for approx. 10-15mins before leaving overnight to dry, then lightly coloured the tips of the petals with Melon Mambo or Blushing Bride markers & then painting them with a mix of Crystal Effects & Dazzling Diamonds glitter.

It's been a crazy of couple of weeks with my catalogue launch & then working SENZ with Rachael Knight & Rosie Dunn over the weekend. If you visited us on the stand I hope you had as much fun as we did.

I finally have some down time as I'm in Adelaide all week at a microbiology meeting (another hat I wear) so hopefully will be able to post a few times whilst here.

Catch you soon.
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2 July 2013

So much news - where do I start???

2013-14 Annual Catalogue

Whilst we wait for our Holiday Mini Catalogue to be released September 1st some seasonal stamps have being carried over & are still available:

Grab Your Greetings Promotion

3 greeting sets Sassy Salutations, Sweet Essentials & Petite Pairs are 25% off

Dates: 2–31 July, 2013
Sale PriceRetail PriceDescriptionItem
Sassy Salutations Wood-Mount Stamp Set
$30.71$40.95Sassy Salutations Clear-Mount Stamp Set126707
Sweet Essentials Wood-Mount Stamp Set
$25.46$33.95Sweet Essentials Clear-Mount Stamp Set126457
Petite Pairs Wood-Mount Stamp Set
$36.71$48.95Petite Pairs Clear-Mount Stamp Set122497

Best of Butterflies 

Celebrating SU! 25 year anniversary this month's best of is BUTTERFLIES

Last but not least

Make a Statement Digital Tour

Is coming to Auckland on Saturday 7th September you can register online 
or you can contact me to do it for you.

Cost : $45
Where : Alexandra Park
Time : 12 - 4.30pm

To make the most out of the event please bring your laptop so you can follow along during the class and create your photobook layouts. My Digital Studio must be installed on your laptop before the event. Please also bring a selection of at least 20 digital photographic images that you’d like to use to create your photobook pages. The following image file formats are supported: PNG, JPEG or GIF. The photobook template used during the training session--Downtown Grunge--has a neutral colour scheme.

There's a few more updates I'll share over the next few days & if you haven't checked out our gorgeous new catalogue - grab a drink & a pen & some paper & start KReating your wishlist. If it's very long consider hosting a home party & maybe earning some goodies for free.

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22 June 2013

Stepping Up the Spotlighting Technique

Many thanks to my team mates Patrice Halliday-Larsen & Dallas Hawes for sharing this project with me that they taught at a team Extravaganza project down in the Waikato earlier in the year.

I love the By The Tide stamp set & am very happy that it is carrying over from our current mini into our new annual catalogue. So when I saw someone blog this project I squealed as I also love soda pop tops & am saddened that they did NOT make the cut & are not being carried over, so the last day to order them is June 30th when the current mini catalogue expires.

The other cool thing about this project apart from the fancy swing created with the Top Note die is that the base card stock is Shimmery White so it's really very sparkly in real life.

This is the 2nd project we made at my recent Spotlighting techniques class.

Stamp sets: By the Tide (131910 W, 129120 C)
Ink: Old Olive (126953), Night of Navy (126970)
Paper: Night of Navy (106577), Shimmery White (121717)
Accessories: Soda Pop Tops (129388), Daffodil Delight marker (119677), Dazzling Diamonds glitter (102023), Silver Dazzle marker (128978)
Tools: Top Note die (113463), 1" circle punch (119868), 1/2" circle punch (119869), 2-way glue pen (100425), dimensionals (104430)

Hope you agree with me that using the soda pop tops as the frame/spotlight is a step up. Many thanks to Patrice & Dallas I still love this project.

Hopefully I'll blog a bit sooner - life is really busy at the moment as the count down to the new catalogue is approaching fast & there's still lot to do.

Enjoy your weekend all. Hope it's fun, warm & KRafty.

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12 June 2013

Spotlight on Elements of Style

Elements of Style is one of the sets I'll be really sad to see "retire" at the end of this month. It's an awesome set to watercolour & perfect for the Spotlighting Technique.

Stamp set:  Elements of Style (121504 W, 120045 C)
Ink: StazOn Black, Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple, Gumball Green
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black
Punches: 1" circle (119868), 1-3/8" circle (119860), 1-1/4" circle (119861)
Other: Aquapainter, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Square Lattice embossing folder (119976), dimensionals, basic rhinestone

This is the card that Judy & myself are doing at our next card cafe on Monday 24th June, this month the catch up, coffee (or tea), biccie & make a card for $7.50 is at my place, so if you're free that day contact Judy or myself to reserve your spot. First visit is free to our card cafe.

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3 June 2013

More fab swaps from convention

L>R Judy, myself, Sally & Donna - definitely looking WOW!
I maybe biased but today's swaps are some of my favorites as they contain the swaps from 3 of my own team - the WOW paperKRafters, that I had the pleasure of attending convention with & did we have a fab time; Sally Williams, Judy Beetson & Donna Blackmore - above is a snap of us in our finery for awards night.

Though we didn't win any awards on the night Donna & myself were very chuffed as we both got to march on stage TOGETHER as we have both have reached our 5 year anniversary with SU! which was a rather special moment.

We were also pretty lucky as a team with 50% of us winning a prize in prize patrol, even though  I didn't win prize patrol this convention celebrating SU!'s 25th anniversary truly was the most awesome with great sessions, demonstrations & I returned home with SIX (yes 6) new stamp sets, silver glimmer paper, rhinestones, silver dazzle, cute clips, a new bags & tags kit, new colour coach & most importantly a new annual catalogue 2 weeks early.

Back to the cards & posting them in alphabetical order.

Donna Blackmore's swap - totally blown away by how much effort went into this swap & so many layers, it really is a piece of art.

Judy Beetson's Blooming with Kindness - really striking in Cherry Cobbler red & black.

and Sally Williams side spring card in of course purple! The flower from Creative Elements has been cut into 3 layers so the flower really pops.

Hope you agree with me that they're all fab & thanks ladies for some inspiring ideas!

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1 June 2013

Best of Flowers & Best of Convention Swaps Part 1

BRRR wish I was back in not so sunny Surfers Paradise, as gosh winter arrived whilst I was away (the good thing about that is, it's a good time to craft).

In no particular order, some of my best of swaps from convention (to be honest they were the first handful I grabbed & they were all awesome & definitely worth sharing).

From Deb McLean, a summery flip flop card.

From Belinda Hennessey I just adore this card as it has 2 of my favourite stamp sets on it (Papaya Collage & Creative Elements).

From Rebecca Scurr; Thinking of You in Raspberry Ripple.

From Nicole Clare; she's also used Thinking of You & the strips of DSP have been embossed with the Woodgrain EF - looks really fab in real life.

It was great to catch up with one of the demos I met at my very first Stampin' Up! convention, Vicki Were & swap cards - love what she has done with Love & Sympathy.

And the same stamp set but so different, Sam Wilson from NSW's take:

Last but not least Anna Mathieson has used the sentiment from Love & Sympathy but stamps from Fabulous Floret - great colour combo for a sympathy card (Sahara Sand & Midnight Muse).

It's one month to our new annual catalogue launches & SU! have announced lots of new things starting now. As you may or may not know Stampin' Up! have just passed their 25th anniversary so lots of exciting things happening this year. Looking back they're releasing stamp sets reflecting the "Best Of" - first off the block is Best of Flowers (133342).

Click HERE to see all the details, but below is a few images I snapped at Convention using the Best of Flowers set - I really like the smaller image of "Upsy Daisy" & if you look carefully the background really is a background stamp, called Dictionary which will be available to purchase when the new AC is released July 2nd.

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31 May 2013

Today is the day to make room for the new coming

Yes its the 2013 Retiring List day, the time of the year when Stampin' Up!® clean out the cupboards as we countdown to our new catalogue release on July 1st.

The retiring lists are below; things often sell out fast (some things already have with the Colour Refresh announcement) & are marked with an X.

Some items are 25-50% off, so definitely have a look you may spot a bargain.

Click HERE for retiring stamps.

Click HERE for retiring accessories.

If you really want something please order directly from my online shop or if you're willing to wait, take a risk & share shipping costs of 5% & pick up from my house - drop me an e-mail, I will place an order when I get home. If you do e-mail me make sure you provide me with a phone no. where I can contact you directly, preferably your mobile number.

Anyone ordering directly from my online shop by 9pm on May 31st & using this hostess code KFSZJ6H4 will go in the draw to win an embossing folder of their choice. 1 entry for every $20 spent.

Thanks & "good luck" if there is something you do want.

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26 May 2013

Last post from Brisbane as I head south for a few days for some R+R

Wow where did 5 days go. I'll just share the highlight video that SU! has up - if you look hard I'm there at least 2x. First time entering the Great Hall & one time waving my all attendee giveaway gift (one of many). I'm wearing a bone & black striped top.

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25 May 2013

Under the sea - my swap for convention.

It's a late start today after the awards night last night, so limited time to share (sorry).

I snapped my demo swap which my roomie & BFF Donna now is the owner of as it doesn't appear that I snapped one with my camera before giving them all away. I chose the colour combo from the Sale-a-bration DSP we received this year: Pool Party, Summer Starfruit, Sahara Sand, Tangerine Tango. I wanted to give the illusion of an aquarium as I was/am in a semi-tropical city. Though apart from eating crisp melons there hasn't been too much semi-tropical about Brisbane & the weather has been very much like home was.

I KR-eated the recipe with My Digital Studio (MDS) as it looked so much prettier than just a word document.

And talking about MDS one of the fun breakout classes yesterday was MDS, Yes! with the lovely & talented Shannon West & I now can re-KReate one of these cards & I learnt a lot of tips along the way which I can't wait to share,

I'll try & logon again later & share some party piccies as they're a lot of fun but another full on day & night planned so no promises, enjoy your weekend all I know I'm going to enjoy mine.

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24 May 2013

Brisbane day 3 report

WOW kinda gutted 2 day gone, only 2 days to go. I was planning to share my swap with you today & some of my favourite I received tomorrow, but thinking I forget to take a picture of mine, so I'll share some pictures from the event & some highlights so far.

Biggest highlight for me is I have the new catalogue, normally as a demonstrator I can start ordering them Friday 31st May for it's release on July 1st, but it so very cool to have it in my hands already!!!

Prize patrol 2 of my 3 downlines (Donna & Judy) won bundles of goodies yesterday, so we're feeling very lucky, the rest of us weren't too hard done by as everyone got the new colour coach, a new kit that is coming in our Seasonal Catalogue & it's matching stamp set, as well as that all attendees got a new stamp set called Tag It which is seriously cute to celebrate that the parent company has gone global with it's support of Ronald MacDonald House. So as well as an annual donation from the parent company to RMCH they release stamp sets in which a % of the sales go directly to the local RMCH.

Just a few snaps from the day to share, starting at Memento Mall & finishing off at a very cool pizza place called The Burrow. Better go get dressed - can't wait to see what today has in store for us but will be hard to bet yesterday.

And yes I did manage to eat ALL my pizza.

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23 May 2013

Brisbane day 2 & take one notepad

Hi all just a very quickie post as "someone" thought it would be nice to arrange a team breakfast meeting at 7am, so I could meet some of my team mates - I belong to one of the biggest teams in NZ & I think there are over 40 of us at the meeting. On a smaller scale I have 3 of my own downline with me Donna Blackmore, Judy Beetson & Sally Williams & these altered notepads are my take on the front cover of our current seasonal catalogue - one for each of us.

The "Brisbane" in Calypso Coral was printed with MDS on vellum card stock.

Well day one was leadership for me and a full on afternoon & night it was but we were treated like stars - more piccies & new to follow I'd better go shower & get ready for day 2.

If you're on Facebook & haven't friended me I'm posting directly from my phone there.

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22 May 2013

Convention kicking off in just under 5 hours & an AB FAB card to share

Today is the day that the annual Stampin' Up! convention kicks off in supposedly sunny Brisbane - but awoken to a very grey & gloomy day here - I think it's raining in Auckland so won't complain too loudly!

The view of the park across the road from our apartment
Donna & myself arrived yesterday & somehow a walk for breakfast supplies ended up being a shopping spree - we found a very cool shop called Charmed beside the Coles supermarket - many hours later we trudged up the road very tired but very happy wee campers, with bags of food, clothes & shoes.

Looking in at some of my purchases
On the plane Donna finally gave me my birthday card as somehow or other we hadn't caught up in the last month or so & I'd seen a scan of it but didn't realise how beautiful it was in the flesh or how BIG the card was it's 6 x 6" when finished, but it truly was worth the wait!

She's coloured in the Vanilla Flower trim flowers (126869) with Perfect Plum, Crumb Cake & Old Olive ink & popped them all up on another All Dressed Up frame.

Very sad as it looks like the flower trim we have in our current Seasonal Mini didn't make the cut to the new annual catalogue - so we have until June 30th to order it ($14.50 for a roll of approx. 100 flowers).

Better go get ready for my exciting day ahead & take some more photos to share.

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