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Happy New Catalogue Day & HUGE News

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Wowsers! Have I got some B-I-G  N-E-W-S  to share with you today. You might want to sit down and buckle up because this is SUPER EXCITING.



1. New Idea Book & Catalogue

2011-2012 Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalogue: Australia, New Zealand

It's Here! Just click on the cover to view the catalogue online. Or better yet, contact me and I'll get one sent to you.

For the cost of a magazine
you'll have 12 months of inspiration at your fingertips.
Over 160 pages, in fact! You'll be carrying this book around with you EVERYWHERE!
$15 direct to your door, including postage.





This is SO EXCITING, I literally squealed when I saw this.

Starting from today, you can join as a demonstrator and get ALL the FABULOUS BENEFITS for only….


okay, are you sitting down?




I KNOW!!!! How great is that!

I can think of quite a few of my stamping friends who will be jumping up and down at this. This MINI STARTER KIT is perfect for those who have been stamping for a while and – lets face it – you've got a good collection of Stampin' Up! goodies. For more info on what exactly is in the kit, visit the Specials page HERE.

But, hey, the kit is just a BONUS in my eyes. The real value is what you get every single day of being a demonstrator.

From the moment you join my group you'll get a MINIMUM 20% discount off ALL purchases. And that's just the beginning. Inspirational resources, your own business, training tools, a supportive group, a dedicated upline, and best of all you'll be ONE OF US!

This is GREAT STUFF and I'm very VERY excited. Can you tell? LOL.


3. Discounted FULL STARTER KIT


And the news just gets better and better. If you are just starting out or maybe want to maximise the value of the kit, you can still get the full Starter Kit but during September it's 20% off.

Guess how much the kit is worth?

I'll give you a clue, it's even better value than in the last catalogue!

With the bonus of the Colour Coach and a punch and paper snips it's now worth $610. And it's yours to keep F-O-R  E-V-E-R. You never ever have to give it back. You get 8 catalogues to share with friends, and I'll be offering a great PowerStart mentoring program for those who want to give their new business a flying start.


Value of Full Starter Kit: $610



Cost to You: $231.20


I can tell you that we've got some fabulous things to look forward to over the next year, and I'm absolutely thrilled to be a part of it. Thanks so much for being a part of it too.

Don't forget to subscribe to my monthly newsletter. The September edition will be out VERY soon!  Move the mouse up to the top right corner of my blog and you'll see the big SUBSCRIBE heading.

This excitement is making me dizzy… I better go and make something.

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Retired & Rare Stampin’ Up! Stamps for Sale

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CLICK HERE TO VIEW ALL SETS FOR SALE   *New sets added 5/7/11

Sob. Sob. The time has come.

For the first time EVER I'm selling my excess stamp sets here on my blog. (Although, really, can anybody actually have too many stamp sets?? hehehe)

The truth of the matter is…

I'm running out of space!

The new Australian Stampin' Up! catalogue will be released on the 1st of September and if I don't clean out now I won't have anywhere to put all my new goodies. Unless I get rid of one of the kids.

Only joking. Kind of.

Many of the sets were from the 2008 and 2009 catalogues, with some a little more recent.


You can check out all the Retired Stampin' Up! sets for sale HERE.

Happy stamping,

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Stamping with Friends… 700km Away

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The Just Believe stamp set is absolutely my number one favourite stamp set at the moment.


I loved making this card but it has a funny story behind it.

I was on the phone to my friend Mel a while back and she was trying to explain a great technique to me. Well… let's just say, I was having serious trouble 'getting it'.

Do you ever have days like that?

So Mel told me to go grab some cardstock – now! -, my Framed Tulips embossing folder, a large background stamp like Sanded (the one I used here) or Woodgrain, some ink, a sponge and my Big Shot.

I shuffled around in my craft room with the phone tucked under my ear, gathering supplies, and she walked me through the whole process.

As instructed, I first inked up the background stamp and stamped onto the plastic of the embossing folder. Then I grabbed my cardstock, placed it in the folder on the non-inked side then carefully closed it. Then I ran it through the Big Shot – it inked and embossed my cardstock all at once! The nice part about this technique is that the ink doesn't go on the raised embossed parts so you can create lots of cool effects. I stamped the middle with the gorgeous Just Believe images and sponged the raised embossed parts on the border to really make them pop.

So even though we are 700km apart it just goes to show that it's still fun to stamp with friends! Thanks Mel. I don't think I ever did show you what the finished card looked like, so here it is! xx



Happy stamping,

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Back from Convention

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Well, we're home from a truly amazing 4 days away for our annual Stampin' Up! convention. The best ever! I have sooo much to share with you – gorgeous swaps and gifts, new ideas to share, and great news to celebrate about the awesome achievements of the girls in my team (you girls ROCK!). But, that will have to wait.

For now, I want to share two amazing pieces of news. Truly exciting, and I couldn't wait a minute longer to share them with you.



1. Extra Hostess Benefits (this is a serious WOW)

Hostesses with orders over $450 will receive an EXTRA $70 in hostess benefits!

No that is not a typo, but believe me I thought I misheard it when it was announced at Convention. LOL

What does this mean?

You will get $110+ and an exclusive hostess stamp set instead of the usual $40 in free product and hostess set. How seriously cool is that!?! This offer is for orders submitted between May 23 and June 30.

How can I help YOU take advantage of this offer?

* You have more days to choose from for a workshop. I've opened up extra days in my diary for workshops so nobody misses out, but contact me quickly to get your pick of dates. 

* If you are local, you are welcome to borrow one of my Book Party Bags so you can host your own catalogue party. Inside are a couple of Idea Book & Catalogues, product samples and some of my favourite finished cards. Just pass the Inspiration Bag around amongst your friends or craft group and any orders you collect will get you closer to all the extra $$$. Perfect if you can't fit in a workshop (even though workshops are much more fun!).



2. No longer need an ABN to join Stampin' Up!

Stampin' Up! have been working hard behind the scenes to make it quicker and easier for you to join us. You no longer need an ABN (Australian Business Number). WooHooo!!

You can join in a matter of minutes and start saving money on your Stampin' Up! purchases straight away. For more info click here. If you've been thinking about it (yes, you know I'm talking to you **wink wink**) then now is the perfect time. By getting the Starter Kit now you can also take advantage of the first piece of news up there – the extra $70 in freebies. Contact me for details.



For now I'm going to catch up on much needed sleep and hugs from the littlies, but I'll be back soon with all the Convention news. I couldn't be more excited and can't wait to share what I love!

Happy stamping,

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Happy Mothers Day

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Fast & Fabulous stamp set (Level 2 Hostess), Stampin' Pastels (chalks),
Blushing Bride, Soft Suede

Wishing all the mothers, grandmothers, aunties, sisters, friends and special women in our lives… a wonderful day. Happy Mothers Day!

Happy stamping,

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Specials All Throughout May

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Click HERE to get the low-down on THIS WEEK'S great deals.

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