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Year in Review Part 2… and Hello, New Year

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I hope you're having a wonderful first day of 2013. Following on from yesterday's post of highlights from January to June 2012, here's July to December. Enjoy!









I look forward to sharing new projects with you throughout 2013.


Don't forget: The new list of retired products will be available this Friday as part of Stampin' Up!'s Clearance Rack Blitz. In the past many items have sold out within hours of being released, so get your orders in now. I'll be up at midnight to process the orders and will do my best to make sure you don't miss out, but remember that products in this sale are strictly limited so no guarantees can be made.




Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

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Year in Review – 2012

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Wishing my blog readers a fabulous new year!

Heartfelt thanks for visiting, for taking the time to comment, for your support and joining me in the fun during the past year.


I had so much fun putting together last year's Highlights post that I had to do it again this year!

Haven't we had a lot of fun in 2012…






Tear-Front Layout featuring French Foliage stamp set















Check back next year (ok, tomorrow… hehehe) for the next installment.


Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

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Clean & Simple Christmas

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Here's a 'clean & simple' card design for Christmas, featuring Stampin' Up!'s No Peeking stamp set. That's such a fun set!

Here we have a Crumb Cake card base with rounded corners, embossed Real Red panel, and finally a stamped & punched image on top. And a glittery nose for sparkle!



  Floral District - floral flower strip



  Week 2 of the Clearance Rack has now begun! Check out all the fabulous products on sale now by clicking HERE.

Remember that the page numbers refer to last year's catalogue.

  Some items are already selling out so email your wish list ASAP, or phone/SMS 0411642038 (Australia only).


Floral District - floral flower strip



Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

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Brisbane’s Stampin’ Up! Heartfelt Event

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I was lucky enough to visit Brisbane on the weekend for the fun of Stampin' Up!'s 'Heartfelt Event'.

It was a great day of new ideas, fabulous presentations and 'wow' projects. Catching up with team members and other demo friends topped off a perfect day. We saw many different projects to those on show at the Melbourne Heartfelt Event, and it was just as fabulous.

Here are some of my favourite happy snaps from the display boards for your enjoyment. 

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The very lovely Shannean Moncrieff demonstrated how to make gorgeous paper flowers





Clockworks stamp set



Liz Collett's easel card 'gingerbread houses'


I fell in love with Tanya Bell's 'Paris Collection' – see more of it here.


Angie Brown's gorgeous creation



Jacqui Crouch's table setting


Nicki Tidbold's 'male cards' demonstration




Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

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Layered Labels CASE

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Layered Labels Congratulations card

Each month the demonstrators in our team are invited to participate in swaps. We make cards based on a theme and send them to each other. It’s great fun getting happy mail in the letterbox – not that I need much of an excuse to make cards for my buddies – so this is something I really look forward to each month. 🙂


This month the theme was ‘CASEing the Catalogue‘. I chose the Congratulations card on page 103 of the Annual Catalogue, featuring the Layered Labels stamp set.

Australian Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue 2012-2013

A quick check of the Annual Catalogue Supplies Guide told me what was used in the sample and away I went.

Layered Labels swaps p103 CASE of Annual Catalogue

Layered Labels card p103 Annual Stampin’ Up! catalogue: Layered Labels Stamp Set; Whisper White and Wisteria Wonder Card Stock; Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack; Bashful Blue, More Mustard, and Wisteria Wonder Classic Stampin’ Pads; Rose Red 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon; Mini Silver brads; Apothecary Accents Framelits Dies.Layered Labels CASE p103 2012-2013 Annual Catalogue

As I was making the cards, my eyes kept going towards the other sample on the same page… the little ‘Create’ tag. It’s sooo cute. Well, before I knew it, I’d whipped up 20 of those too! I’ll get the photos sorted and share those soon.

Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria


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Mixed Bunch Butterfly Card

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A quick little card using Mixed Bunch and the Blossom punch. A snip here and a snip there… and it's a butterfly.

All products Stampin' Up!: Concord Crush cardstock and ink, Square Lattice die, Scallop Square Duo die, Bakers Twine, Rhinestones, Teeny Tiny Sentiments, Small Oval punch.


Happy stamping,





P.S.  A quick reminder that we have a couple more spaces free for the class on Tuesday 17th July at 1pm.  (Sorry all other sessions full). Let me know if you'd like to join us to make a card, scrap page and box.

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