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Last days: Stocking Punch Sneak Peek

Published by under punch art,specials | Oct 26 2011

Just a quick reminder that we only have a few days left of the Stocking Punch Sneak Peek promotion.

If you want to get your hands on this gorgeous punch and/or the coordinating stamp set, you can:


1. Get the PUNCH and STAMP SET for FREE by placing an order of $450+ before the 31st of October


2. Purchase the punch for $33.95 and/or the Stitched Stocking stamp set for $53.95 (wood) or $42.95 (clear) before October 31st.

REMEMBER: This is only valid until the end of October. The punch and stamp set won't reappear until the Summer Mini Catalogue is released on the 1st of December.

The Well Worn Designer Series Paper is perfect with this fireplace card. The pack includes patterns that look like bricks, carpet and wallpaper!

Happy stamping,

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Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip – Fiji

Published by under Incentive Trip | Oct 21 2011


We're back from our fabulous time away in Fiji on the Stampin' Up! Incentive Trip.

As promised, I kept a journal of our adventures. It's on a separate page (link below) so you can skip it if you want, or feel free to grab a cuppa and join me in re-living the amazing experience.


CLICK HERE to read my


Today I'm sharing the swap I made to give to all the other achieving demonstrators.

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It's a disc holder, complete with blank DVD to store photos of the Fiji trip. It's a fun idea for workshop make & takes or a class project too.

Textured Early Espresso cardstock, Versamark & clear embossing powder, Word Play stamp set, Posy Punch hostess set, Little Leaves embosslit, Berry Blossoms DSP, Wisteria Wonder/Calypso Coral cardstock and ruffled ribbon, Fancy Flower punch 


I hope you enjoy reading about our adventures in Fiji.

Stay tuned for some exciting announcements about new services I'll be offering in the coming months. I'm excited that I'll have more to offer my valued customers and stamping friends, so stayed tuned!


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Big Shot Dies and Fairy Lights

Published by under Big Shot | Oct 11 2011

Now they are two things you don't often hear in the one sentence!

But first, an update. We're busily getting ready for the Stampin' Up! Incentive Trip which is on this week. Destination: Fiji. So exciting!

I'd love to say I'll be updating my blog while I'm away but in reality I don't think that's going to happen. I'll do what I did last year though, and keep track of all the things we get up to. I promise I'll share when I get home next week. 🙂 

Now, back to this very cool idea from fellow demonstrator and team member Debbie.

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Debbie picked up some plain fairy lights from Ikea around Christmastime last year, and decorated them thanks to the Big Shot and Stampin'Up! dies. I just love this idea.

This string of lights is embellished with flowers from the Blossom Party XL die.


1. Cut flowers from felt and tulle.

2. Punch holes through the middle of the flowers with the Cropadile. 

3. Push flowers down over the lights.

So simple, yet really effective. 

Have a great week, and happy stamping,

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New Stocking Punch & Stamp Set

Published by under specials | Oct 01 2011

Stitched Stockings 

Put a little cheer in your stockings this Christmas with our BRAND NEW coordinating stamp set and punch.



During October, earn them for FREE by placing a $450 order.
Note: this could be a workshop order, a personal order, or even from a catalogue party… whatever works for you!




Purchase them during October.

This is a special sneak peek to help you get a headstart on your Christmas projects. Both the punch and matching stamp set will again be available from December when the Summer Mini Catalogue is released.


For more details click here


Happy stamping,

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Clearly For You

Published by under cards | Sep 29 2011

What an amazing month September has been!

We are a week into the school holidays and life is full-on in our household… it gets like that sometimes, doesn't it?

Hubby and I are leaving for the Stampin' Up! Incentive Trip to Fiji in less than 2 weeks, so by the time that comes around I'll be ready to flop in a deck chair and not move all week!

Now I did manage to sneak in some crafting-for-fun time. No matter how busy we are, it's important to set aside a little time for the soul. Well, it is to me… I just get too grumpy if I don't. Hmmm, just ask my family.

I wanted to make a nice card for someone special, and tried some new things on this one.

I'm not sure… what do you think?

Clearly For You stamp set, Bevelled Window Pane, Cherry Cobbler seam binding, Always Artichoke card base, Stripes embossing folder


I just hope the recipient likes it.

This month's Joining Special has been incredibly popular. We've been excited to welcome many stampers, cardmakers and scrapbookers to the Eurekastampers team.

Some are looking to extend their hobby, some are keen to start their own business, others are simply looking for a discount on their craft supplies or meet new friends with similar interests. Who knows where it will lead?

They are all great – and valid – reasons to join.

If you are still thinking about it, remember that the limited-time Mini Starter Kit is only available until this Friday evening, 30th September. The full Starter Kit will revert to its regular price (which is still amazing value) on the 1st of October. Any questions? Just ask.


See you in October… with some very exciting news! Hint: If you love Christmas, you are going to want to check this out.

Happy stamping,

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Colour Combo Inspiration #2… and a Ribbon Tip

Published by under colour combo | Sep 20 2011

Colour Combo Cards: Island Indigo, Pool Party, Calypso Coral


This week I've been playing with a new fun colour combo, featuring three of the five new "In Colors".

Colour Combo: Island Indigo, Pool Party, Calypso Coral

Island Indigo               Pool Party           Calypso Coral


I'm loving Island Indigo. Gorgeous. And I think it partners beautifully with Pool Party

Just a hint of Calypso Coral finishes the trio today, but I'd love to try the two blues with maybe Regal Rose or even Poppy Parade. I'll add that to my To Do list!


Congratulations card



Ribbon Tip:

Try adding ribbon in loops behind your flowers. They add a whole new dimension to the flower, and can also highlight one of the colours in your project.

In this card, we've looped the Calypso Coral ruffled ribbon behind one of the flowers from Posy Punch (p9 IBC). The ribbon is secured with Mini Glue Dots (p144).

Have fun going a bit loopy with ribbon!


Happy stamping,



Simone's Tips & Reminders:

  • Did you know you can see a larger version of each photo on this blog just by clicking on it?
  • Looking to get some of the new In Colors? The BEST DEAL is on the bottom of p120 in the Idea Book & Catalogue. You get 20 sheets of cardstock and five FULL-SIZED classic stamp pads for only $56.95 + p/h. The ink pads alone are worth $11.95 each!
  • Newsletter Subscribers can still secure one of the Ruffled Ribbon shares or Seam Binding shares. Final orders now being taken for this round of shares. See your August Newsletter for details. If you don't already have a demonstrator why not subscribe to my newsletter for monthly projects, hints and ideas.
  • We're in the final weeks of this months special: become a Stampin' Up! demonstrator for only $169. Click HERE for more details.

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