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New Catalogue Blog Hop!

Published by under cards | Jul 19 2014

EurekaStampers Blog Hop - New Catalogue 2014-2015

Welcome to our inaugural EurekaStampers blog hop! I’m so proud of all the crafters you’ll visit today, who are not only Stampin’ Up! team members but friends too. I’m sure you’ll find plenty of inspiration as you visit them, so don’t forget to leave some comment love and let them know they’ve done a great job. xxx

You may have hopped over from Rebecca Scurr‘s page. Isn’t she amazing? LOVE her work!

For my turn to share I’ve picked a couple of my fave FUN creations since the new Stampin’ Up! catalogue was released.  The first is a Welcome card featuring Life’s Adventure, one of the awesome new hostess sets. Welcome Card - Eurekastampers Blog Hop

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The houses were coloured with the new Blendabilities alcohol markers. You can see more about them here (along with a basic techniques video).

The Blendies we used are Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana and Old Olive. The base case is the yummy Lost Lagoon, with a layer of Calypso Coral and blingy Glimmer paper.

The windows have Crystal Effects on them for a glassy look. Bit hard to see in the pic, so you might have to take my word for it. ;)

Blendabilities Welcome Card - EurekaStampers Blog Hop
My next project is one we made at stamp club this month. We turned the flat Tag-a-Bag Gift Bags into ‘bagalopes’. I guess we know now what the fox says.

Foxy Polk-a-Dot Tag a Bag Gift Bags - EurekaStampers Blog HopHave you made these before?

Bagalopes were one of the very first things I learned to make as a brand new papercrafter all those years ago. And they are still so fun to make! And practical too…. gotta love that.

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How to make a Tag-a-Bagalope

1. Grab a Tag-a-Bag Gift Bag, just like these. Or even these if you prefer a chevron design.

2. Score the bottom and both sides of the bag at exactly 1 inch.

3. Carefully fold the score lines back and forth a few times so you have a good crisp crease.

4. Pop your hand inside the bag to push it into shape as you flatten the base. Secure the flaps on the bottom with washi tape (see pic below). So quick and easy! I like to put a 3″x 2″ piece of sturdy cardboard in the base to help it sit flat.

 

And for the fox?

My friend Lorinda (who you’ll meet in a few more ‘hops’ of this blog hop) came over the other week and showed me an adorable punch art fox. I recreated him for the front of this bag, tweaking the design a little so it uses all current punches.

Foxy Punch Art - EurekaStampers Blog Hop

His ears were made from the wings on the Bird Builder punch. And the paws and tip of the tail were from the Modern Label punch. The Large Oval punch was also used for his body and tail.

I added a 10 1/4 ” strip of Mossy Meadow cardstock around the base of the bagalope, after snipping it with the fringe scissors. I went back later and added another layer (which you can see above). He’s a cutey.

 

Alrighty, that’s me done.

Continue your hop hop hopping, as you land over at Carly’s page for more crafty inspiration.

 

NEXT STOP: CARDS BY CARLY

Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

 

 

 

 

 

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Stampin’ Up! Work of Art meets Lovely As A Tree

Published by under cards | Jul 16 2014

Lovely As A Tree Hello again stamping friends!

Oh how wonderful is it to be back in the craft room now that school holidays are over. I’ve been having a little crafty fun with the gorgeous new Work Of Art stamp set, along with a golden oldie Lovely As A Tree.

Don’t you love how a new product brings life to a much-loved old fave?

 

Stampin' Up! Work of Art meets Lovely As A Tree

We had a mostly fun time during the holidays, but the kids were happy to get back to their friends this week and I was happy to get back to work.

Winter holidays are generally not our favourite because we’re stuck indoors just a little too much for this mum’s liking (I mean, really, I don’t mind Minecraft but there’s just so much I can handle before I start wanting to dig up my kitchen or something).

Anyway, we made a couple of trips to the city and visited some of my favourite people in the world which was wonderful. We did some geocaching, visited Bounce (AKA trampoline-land) and Costco for the first time which was a an eye-opener (yeah, we don’t get out much – hehe). We also did some family craft, thanks to a lovely big brown box delivery from Stampin’ Up! and the awesome new kits. And of course there was some random dog hugging with our pup.

 

On the Stampin’ Up! front, I launched an exciting new aspect of my business called Craft@Home Clubs.

I’ll be sharing more about that in the weeks to come, but I’m super excited at how quickly it has taken off and I’m thrilled to be meeting the needs of more of my customers now.

 

And just a head’s up: Check back at 9am on Saturday morning as we are launching our FIRST EVER EurkeaStampers Blog Hop. This is more than a little exciting, and I’m so proud of all the wonderful talent in our team so this will be a great opportunity to share it with YOU!

So until then…

Happy stamping!

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2014-2015 Stampin’ Up! Catalogue Out Now

Published by under catalogue | Jul 01 2014

The Annual Catalogue is here: 2014-2015 Stampin' Up! Catalogue (Australia)

 

It’s here! It’s new catalogue week and our brand new Stampin’ Up! Catalogue is live.

Want to check it out?

 

How to view the Stampin’ Up! Catalogue (Australia)

Choose the best option for you:

 

1. View each of the products in the online store (great if you are looking for something in particular – just search it! Add to your shopping cart as you go along for convenient home delivery)

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2. You can download the entire catalogue (large file) and the supplies list here

 

So exciting!

There are plenty of highlights in this new catalogue. Here are some of my faves:

Project Life. The awesome memory keeping system that coordinates with our colour range.

Blendabilities. Fabulous colouring tools in the form of alcohol markers.

Photopolymer stamps. See-through stamps in alphabets and greetings for perfect and easy alignment.

New ‘In Colors’. Rich and versatile, perfect for generational stamping (i.e. stamping off to get lighter shades which gives you a range of colours from each ink pad).

Bundle & Save deals. New bundles designed to save you money.

New Project Samples. Project ideas for every skill level, and You Can Make It features.

The Index. Yes, it’s back. Open the back page of your printed catalogue for a fabulous index, plus a separate picture index of the greeting stamp set.

 

 Visit the Online Store

 

Hmmm, it looks like I have a lot of favourites again this year.  As in previous years, if you’ve ordered from me in the past year I’ll happily pop a catalogue in the post for you. Or you can order one for only $10 including delivery. Just contact me via email or phone and we can sort out the details.

 

Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

 

 

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Join Stampin’ Up! Australia for $85

Published by under Stampin' Up! News | Jun 03 2014

Joinfor$85

If you’re in Australia and have thought about joining (or rejoining) Stampin’ Up!, now is a GREAT time. 

Until June 30 you can join Stampin’ Up! at one of two great prices. We will continue to offer the traditional starter kit priced at $169 ($235 product value), but for four weeks only we will also be offering a reduced priced starter kit at the low price of $85 ($90 product value.)

By joining now you can get a discount on new products like Blendabilities and Project Life, and you’ll be able to get in on the preorder for the brand new holiday/Christmas catalogue too (starts August 1st)! And don’t forget about access to our fabulous team forum and all the support you need and want. 

Click the Join Stampin’ Up! tab above for more info.

Join Stampin' Up! For $85 or $169

Questions? Just send me an email, or duck over to the Facebook page and send me a PM. You can also call me on 0411 642 038 and we can have a chat. 

Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

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Grand Vacation 2014: Cruising with Stampin’ Up!

Published by under Incentive Trip | Jun 02 2014

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It still feels like a dream that only last month we were cruising in the Caribbean, visiting exotic destinations and hanging out with Stampin’ Up! friends from around the world. We’ve been so busy since then that it kinda feels like months ago!

Thank heavens for photos that allow us to relive these incredible experiences.

I invite you to come along for the ride via this snippet of the AMAZING trip to Florida and the Caribbean cruise. A huge and heartfelt thanks to Stampin’ Up! for giving Jason and I this incredible experience and of course my wonderful customers and team who I absolutely adore.

I really did intend to keep this post short, as we’ve got so much going on that I can’t wait to share with you (including an awesome new JOIN FOR $85 special!), but… well… as you can see there are lots of photos… so you might want to grab a cuppa.

Grand Vacation bag tags

It always feels more real when the bag tags arrive in the mail.

MiamiWe added a couple of extra days at the start of the trip to help deal with jetlag.  Miami was awesome and we sure crammed a lot into those two days! Yep, being tourists.

We then spent a couple of days in Fort Lauderdale including a day out at a huge outlet mall where we bumped into a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator from Germany – hello Maxie!. We saw Maxie most days on the ship so it was a lot of fun chatting and getting to know her on the bus ride.

Embarkation day arrived. I even managed to be up at 5am to see the amazing Allure of the Seas arrive in port.

Wow. I knew she was the biggest cruise liner in the world – but I was still blown away by her sheer size. You can fit 3 times as many people on this ship as the population of my home town!

Hmmm, that was a little mind-boggling.

SailAway

One of the fun things on every Incentive Trip (aka Grand Vacation) is the Hospitality Suite provided by Stampin’ Up!. It’s a meeting area where we can catch up with other demonstrators, learn a little about the activities on offer, and try our hand at games to win free products. This year it was a Ring Toss game. And I must say I got pretty good at it by the end of the trip (shhh – yes, I was standing RIGHT OVER the bottles but hey, it counts. Doesn’t it?).

HospitalitySuite

We’ve been very blessed to have earned five Stampin’ Up! incentive trips over the past five years, and I have to say this was one of the most relaxed trips ever. There were just a couple of group functions – social events really – and the rest was purely free time. On the first night we booked out the entire Boardwalk area and had a meet & greet, followed by a private showing of the amazing OceanAria acrobatics-over-water show. We even had a group photo which was an impressive effort as our group was over 700 people in size – that’s demonstrators, their partners and other guests.

Later in the cruise we joined in a Walk-a-thon to raise money to build homes in Haiti. We also had a get-together for South Pacific demonstrators and staff, so it was fun to say g’day to the other Aussies and Kiwis on board.

GroupEvents

We also had an inspirational Share Affair afternoon, which I’ll chat about in a separate post.

Our ship docked at 3 ports during the week: Labadee, which is a little portion of private land on Haiti; Falmouth (and we went to Montego Bay) in Jamaica; and Cozumel which is an island off the coast of Mexico. It was fun seeing a different part of the world, a long way from our small country town in Australia.

ports

One of the very special treats on a Stampin’ Up! incentive trip is the pillow gifts. These are fun gifts that ‘magically’ appear in our rooms when we return in the evening.We are always so touched at the thoughtfulness that goes into these treats, and this year was no exception.

Gifts included logo drink bottles, his & hers luxurious lounge covers embroidered with the words ‘Stampin’ Up!’,  snacks and lollies, on board credit, his & hers jackets, a handbag and new Stampin’ Up! products from our yet-to-be-released catalogue.

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Alright, hopefully you’re still with me. I’ll finish off this long post with some other random shots that make me smile. Beautiful scenery, new friends, fun and laughter.

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Thanks again for all your support over the years.  I look forward to serving you and hopefully inspiring you a little more over the coming years. Due to family commitments in May 2015 it may not be possible for us to attend the next Stampin’ Up! trip, even if we qualify, but you never know what lies ahead. One thing I do know is that we have a beautiful catalogue to look forward to, lots of crafts to make, and memories to make and record.  Bring it on!

Don’t forget to stop and say hello – just click on the ‘comment’ link below.

Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

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Stampin’ Up! Retiring List 2014

Published by under cards,specials | May 30 2014

Saying Goodbye: Stampin' Up! Retiring List

Stampin’ Up! Retiring List 2014 (Australia)

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It’s that time again. Time we clear some shelves for new products (the new catalogue is on its way!) as we say goodbye to hundreds of retiring Stampin’ Up! products from the 2013-2014 annual catalogue.

Now’s a great chance to get your favourite retiring products before they’re gone for good!

Not only that, but some of these amazing products even carry discounted prices!

Retiring Stamps available from www.simonebartrum.stampinup.net

 View the PDF file  or  Download the sortable Excel file

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Retiring Accessories from www.simonebartrum.stampinup.net

 View PDF files   or  Download the sortable Excel file

ALL products are only available while supplies last, so be sure to get your orders in early!   Contact me to place your order, or do it online anytime anywhere by visiting my online store

Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

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