Saturday, 23 June 2012

Bakers Twine Bloghop

Hello there...I am here doing the June blog hop with some ladies i am proud to call my friends. We are from all over Australia, how did we all meet I here you ask? We are all demonstrators for Stampin Up. So creating and having fun is one of the things I loved when joining up.

Today we are doing our hop with the theme of bakers twine. It is not ribbon and it is not string, just a little in between, LOL. You may have come hopping over from my good friend Christine Blain, and I can tell you now I can never keep up with this lady...Truely talented is all I have to say about that :-)
If you havent come from there, not to worry keep following the links at the end of each page and you will do a complete circle and end up back where you started, so you miss nothing.

I found this hop a big challenging coming up with something a bit different, so looking around the net I saw shapes sewn onto the cards and this is how I came up with my creation.

I am a sucker for Xmas cards :-) Above is the front, inside and a close up of the bling. Bakers twine has been used to make the xmas tree on the front and the bauble strings inside.

Well have to let you keep hopping, I am off to look too at what the amazing creations the ladies have made. I will meet you over at the next gorgeous page which belongs to Di Dunk. Dont forget to let the ladies know you have been by and seen their works of art, we all love to know when we have had visitors.
If you wish to know more about my cards, how to order the items used, get a catalogue or want to know more about Stampin Up please contact me on phone (03 8711 4401) or Email, I am happy to help you from anywhere in Australia. 
Until next time.
Happy Stampin'

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Specials and reason to smile

Wow I must admit I love this new specials Stampin Up have got for you all at the moment. 

This is running out the door quicker than we can get them and if you look at the below samples my friend Claire made you can see why everyone wants a set, it is stunning. This special runs from now until the end of the month. 

Cant spend $125? Well for the first time you can actually just buy the special set on its own!!! (See above special flyer)

Want more FREE  items????? Well they have listened at Stampin up and have the next special, for you until the end of July.
Thats right, on top of your already normal hostess benefits, if your party  sales are $650 plus (outside sales included), you get another $90 FREE to spend on your already $100 plus 1 50% off item, giving you a total of $190 plus any item half price!!! Now you cant beat that. Dont want a party? Just get an order or orders totalling $650 plus and still get all the benefits.

So some very lovely specials for you, if you want any of these specials email me here or phone me on 03 8711 4401 from anywhere in Australia. 

Love the products that you just want more??? Why not think about joining, you get an upfront 20% off everything and joining has never been so easy, with a totally customised starter kit, you choose $235 worth or product and only pay $169. Not only do you get the discount but you become a part of a wonderful community of crafters, who talk, craft and have get togethers. I have met some of my very good friends through Stampin Up, so I can vouch for this :-)

 Ok thats me for today, off to clean up my stamping room :-(

Happy Stampin!!!!

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

2012 Convention - Canberra

Hi all, what a last week I had. We had our annual Stampin Up convention in Canberra this year and it was terrific. I met up with friends I have talked to but havent seen since last convention and met some lovely new people also.
I stayed with another 7 ladies in some appartments we rented for the week, it was wonderful catching up with them.

Convention was, well....WOW!!! Swapped cards with lots of ladies, got some great ideas for upcoming workshops.

Shelli and the team came over from Utah and the theme this year was "I AM". This was a powerful theme as not only did it make me look at myself as a demonstrator, it made me look at myself for ME. Shelli always says some very inspiring things and this time she did not disappoint.
We listened to a young man names Michael McQueen, who I thought was fantastic, he talked about understanding the different generations, from baby boomers to Gen Y and Gen Z. I learnt alot about my kids and other people in my life on how they see things. For a 30 year old and a Gen Y himself, he was a very informative and interesting talker.

Makes and Takes is always a great highlight of convention and this year they were wonderful as well, so many sneak peaks from the new now there is another big thing, our catalogue, we are going to be getting a who lot more than we are use to, which is so good. We are aligning with the American market, cant wait for all the new and gorgeous new stamp sets and tools (thats all I can say with out giving it away). Our new catalogue will be 30pages more and you will no longer have to buy it, so if you want to be on the waiting list for a new one as soon as they are available, email me and let me pop you on the list.

I had my photo take not once but twice with Shelli our CEO and co-founder from Utah. It was my aim to get back into a dress I havent worn in 14yrs, and well....I DID IT!!! So why not celebrate with a few pictures take at one of our sessions and one at our lovely dinner that Stampin Up put on for the awards night.
Lots of fun times at convention, lots of free new stamp sets and other items and a new I am creative class which was big season on just making a advent calendar using new DSP, stamp sets as you can see we all went home filled to the brim with lots of lovely new sets to play with.
Next year is in Brisbane and I cant wait, our insentive trip this year is all expenses paid to the home office in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. I am aiming high this year, so if you would like to come have fun and join our team let me know, by email or on the phone (03 8711 4401 or 0411 260 583) from anywhere in Australia. Its not all about 3 days a year at convention, we have a great time all year round with get togethers, a community on own forum where we help each other out with things like support for helping our team grow, a sounding board for ideas, ears when we just need someone to listen to us and chit chat about our every day life, team swaps and ideas and the most important, great friendships.

Anyway off to go look at all the great swaps I got from convention and the 100's of photos I took. Once I get them all sorted I will post up pics of my won swaps.

Until next time....HAPPY STAMPIN!!!