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Melbourne’s Heartfelt Stampin’ Event

Published by under events | Aug 06 2012


Stampin' Up! came to town on the weekend. Yay!

It was the first ever 'Heartfelt Stampin' Event' in Australia and was a FUN, innovative and relaxed day of inspiration and ideas at Melbourne's Exhibition & Convention Centre.

We've had Regional demonstrator Training Days for about 6 years now, but this year Stampin' Up! decided to shake things up a bit and open it to all friends of SU: customers, demonstrators… anyone!

There were mirrored booths where we could watch amazing creations take shape before our eyes…

Demonstration booth

'Product Playground' (love that name!) where we could get our hands on some of the brand NEW yummy surprises coming to our catalogues….

Product Playground

And inspiration boards and stage presentations…



Above: Felicity Fernandez's mini 'Burberry' bags. Check out more of her stunning creations here.

Above: Pam Jorgensen's heartfelt 'Friends' frame


And all attendees got their hands on the brand NEW catalogues that will go live next month. You could hear the squeals of excitement!!!

This year I was invited to do one of the stage presentations… and I chose one of my all-time favourite topics: Packaging and Wrapping Ideas. I was VERY lucky to get my hands on some of the new products last week and spent time totally lost in my own little world, creating and crafting. And making a big mess!

Here's a little peek at one of my projects… will post more photos soon.

Triple stack of Kraft boxes, wrapped in Espresso tulle dotted with adhesive pearls


I'll talk more about the new goodies after 1st of September when both the new Annual Catalogue and festive Holiday Catalogue go live… but for now, a special thanks to all those who helped make the Melbourne 'Heartfelt Event' such a great day. And big inky hugs for my guests and stamp club friends who came along for the day. xx


UPDATE: Looking for some great bargains on the Retiring List? Some items 75% off!!! Click here for links, and for the up-to-date list of sold out items visit my Facebook page.


Happy stamping,

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Retired List

Published by under specials | Aug 01 2012


It's here! With only 1 month to go before the NEW catalogue goes live, this is your LAST CHANCE to grab some of your fave Stampin' Up! goodies before they're GONE for good.

Remember that all products are ONLY AVAILABLE WHILE STOCKS LAST. I will process your orders as soon as I get them, but sometimes products do unexpectedly run out – especially when they are marked down in price!!!








Just a couple of quick notes about the retiring lists:

  • You'll see that ink pads are on the list. Don't worry! We will still have ink pads, but they'll be reformatted with new firm foam pads.
  • There are some GREAT savings to be had, with many products substantially reduced in price. Remember everything is available only while supplies last.
  • Remember that the 2010-2012 In Colors will not be available in the new catalogue. If you've got Peach Parfait, Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzazz, Concord Crush or Blushing Bride inks then you may want to get a reinker. These tend to run out quickly.
  • Contact me via email or phone (0411 642 038) to place an order and I'll process it straight away.
  • Any questions? Just ask!




Happy stamping,

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Last Week: Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue

Published by under catalogue | Jul 24 2012

Time flies when you're having fun! It's hard to believe that our current Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue will be finishing in just over ONE WEEK.

Click to view online catalogue

Although some of the items in the Mini may make it in to the new Annual Catalogue when it's released on the 1st of September, there are no guarantees.


If there are any last-minute things you'd like, just send me an email or call me on 0411642038. You can also find me on Facebook.

Happy stamping,





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Days-to-Remember Calendar: June

Published by under 3D projects | Jul 19 2012

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Here's another double-page spread from my 2012 Days-to-Remember Calendar.

To make headers for the right-hand page, cut a strip of patterned Designer Series Paper or cardstock to 1" x 6". Embellish with die cut letters, sponging and stamping.


I love adding embellishments to my pages, but here's a tip: the extra bulk does add up! Too many 3D embellishments will mean the pages won't sit flat, although you can kind of get away with it on a standing calendar like this one.

The flower above was probably one of my 'thickest' embellishments (for wont of a better word!) but I just couldn't resist layering those Crumb Cake, Marina Mist and Soft Suede flowers. With the glimmer brad in the middle, the flower was a great fit for the page and the photo.



Click here to check out the JULY page.


I hope all my demonstrator friends in the US and Canada are having a fabulous time at Convention this week. I hope to join you next year! (A girl can dream…)

Happy stamping,



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Stampin’ Up!’s Days-To-Remember Calendar

Published by under 3D projects | Jul 16 2012



I was having a little clean up of my computer files recently, and realised that I never posted photos of my finished 2012 Days-To-Remember Calendar by Stampin' Up!.

This a great little blank calendar ready to be personalised, with perforated tear-off pages so when the year is over the pages can be stored in a 6×6 scrapbook album.


This is what I did with mine.

There was a bit of excitement earlier this year when my calendar appeared as the Off The Page Feature in Scrapbook Creations magazine! It was my first ever project submitted to a magazine, and first ever published.

Scrapbook Creations Magazine, January. There was a 'technical issue' during production and my instructions got a little mixed up with another project but it was still fun to see the calendar in print.


Here are some photos of the July layout.

Parts of the Beau Chateau designer series paper were embossed with the Square Lattice embossing folder



Recipe (all Stampin' Up! products): Extreme Elements, Word Play, Crumb Cake card stock and Seam Binding Ribbon, Beau Chateau Designer Series Paper, Cherry Cobbler cardstock and Seam Binding Ribbon, Soft Suede cardstock and ink, Square Lattice embossing folder, Decorative Label punch, Scallop Trim border punch, Calendar Alphabet & Numbers stamps.


The Days-To-Remember Calendar is GREAT value (only AUD$18.95!) for a wonderful keepsake or Christmas gift. The pages are undated so if you don't get around to making it this year you can use it in future years. Love that.

And the coordinating 'Calendar Alphabet & Numbers' stamp set is perfect for personalising your calendar. These stamps come as cute little 'pegs' (AUD$35.95) and all fit in a nifty storage case too!

Calenar Alphabet & Numbers stamp set


(Want both the calendar AND the matching stamps? Check out the bottom of this post for a special deal). 

I'll post some more months/pages from the calendar in the coming weeks, so stay tuned. If you've got a spare minute, let me know you visited by leaving a comment. Big thanks :)

Happy stamping,







The finished calendars make perfect Christmas presents for friends and family!

Get ONE Days-to-Remember Calendar PLUS the Calendar Alphabet & Numbers stamp set for $50 (+ $5.95 p/h) 

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Buy TWO Days-to-Remember Calendars PLUS the Calendar Alphabet & Numbers stamp set for $68 (free postage)

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Buy THREE Days-to-Remember Calendars PLUS the Calendar Alphabet & Numbers stamp set for $80 (free postage)

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(Note: This special is only offered by me – Simone Bartrum – as your independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator, and is not a Stampin' Up!-wide offer. Valid until end of July 2012.)


Contact me to place your order and I'll get it delivered straight to your door.

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Mixed Bunch Butterfly Card

Published by under cards | Jul 14 2012

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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