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Friendship & Fun: Stampin Up Team Day

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Juliana_Simone_polaroid_sLast month we held a Stampin’ Up! Team Day and invited all the members in my group, the EurekaStampers, to come along for some fun.

It was a fabulous day! A great opportunity to catch up with old and new friends, and share our passion for papercrafting.

First up, we watched technique presentations put on by fellow team members. Our MC, Tracy, did an amazing job keeping us entertained as she introduced each of the presenters. Topics included: paper flowers and different ways to use the new Spiral Flower Die; working with vellum; effective uses for offcuts and die cut negatives; tags; how to use different tools; and many more inspirational techniques.


There were plenty of opportunities to learn.

We had a tool table set up where our newer members could try their hand at the envelope punch board, die cutting, the Stamp-a-ma-jig and more. Experienced demonstrators were there to offer a helping hand.

Our resident MDS/My Digital Studio guru, Jessica Williams, hosted an optional class on digital design, which was hugely popular.


The venue was the Holiday Inn at Melbourne Airport, so it was very handy for our interstate team members who flew in for the day. We are spread out all over Australia, so it’s not always easy to meet up in person, although the team forum and other wonders of technology certainly keep us connected.

A few months earlier we had invited the Stampin’ Up! Regional Business Manager to come along and were thrilled when Aaron said yes. We are so grateful that the day fitted in with his busy schedule, and that he could spend some time with us.


Lunch was a help-yourself buffet supplied by the venue, and after that we spent the afternoon crafting. The make & take kits were in the bag that everyone received at registration – all cut and ready to go – and included a card using the Sale-a-bration Good As Gold kit, a sweet Watercolor Wonder 12×12 scrapbook page and an amazing 3D Card/Box project designed by Maureen. Love it!

One of the highlights for me was the amazing Show & Share display tables.

All attendees were encouraged to bring along a project or two, and the displays were… well, it’s hard to even put it in words. So many amazing, jaw-dropping, incredible creations. It was a feast for the eyes. And soooo inspiring! This day was just the thing many of us needed to get the mojo back, and I know quite a few of us have been creating up a storm since the Team Day.  teamday2

We finished off the day with more prizes, final lucky ticket giveaways and a Q&A session before we packed up and headed home. Counting down the days until our big annual 2014 Stampin’ Up! Convention which is in May.

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and this gorgeous group of like-minded Australian crafters.

Check back later this week when I’ll be sharing some of the cards and swaps that were shared on the day. A-mazing.

Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria





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This Weekend @ Paperific

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Just a quick note to let you know I’ll be at Paperific in Melbourne on Saturday.

The Better Homes & Garden Live expo is on at the same venue (Royal Melbourne Showgrounds) – sounds like a great day out!


Here’s the free Make & Take I’ll be sharing with visitors to the Stampin’ Up! stand.


This 10cm x 10cm note card features the For the Birds stamp set


Hope to see you there!


Now, I never did get around to sharing photos from the BIG EVENT that kept me so busy recently…

It was our our whole-group Team Day!

SOOOO much fun.

We did Make & Takes and there was an Inspiration Table with jaw-dropping projects on display. There were great presentations, projected on the big screen above so everyone in the room could see. AND to top it off we videoed it so all the demo’s in our group from around Australia wouldn’t miss out. With hundreds of demonstrators around the country, it’s wonderful how technology brings us all together.



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Have a brilliant weekend.

Hope you can find your own little piece of sunshine where-ever you may be. xxx

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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Team Day Highlights: Flower Folds Die

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Soft furnishings, hat embellishments, polar fleece blanket embellishments and even paper strawberries. What do these have in common?

Paper Strawberries. Click here for a tutorial.


Ok, so the title of this post gave it away. lol.

They were all made or embellished with the Flower Folds die!

At our recent EurekaStampers team day, Lorinda deRegt-Penn from Bacchus Marsh, Vic. did a very cool presentation that was right up my alley. She reminded us that the fabulous steel ruled Sizzix dies, from Stampin' Up!, are not just for paper and cardmaking/scrapbooking! I love the brooches and hat embellishments and the polar fleece blanket that were also decorated with the help of the Big Shot.

A big hello to all the lovely people who stopped by our stand at the Craft & Quilt Show this weekend in Melbourne. It's been great to see so many familiar faces and of course meet new crafters too. If you've got a spare minute I'd love you to  drop me a line or leave a comment below to say hello.

Happy stamping,


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Team Day Highlights: EurekaStampers

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Last weekend a contingent of stampers brightened my rainy hometown in regional Victoria, for our biannual EurekaStampers Team Stamping Day.

And it was a fabulous day!

Team Day Highlights

It's always exciting when you get together with other like-minded people, so there was plenty of chatting and sharing of ideas, lots of 'ooohs' and 'aaaahs' were overheard, and plenty of laughter. And I'm still in awe of the amazing talent we had all in one room.

And of course there was lots of yummy food too!

We started the morning with swapping card samples, and an opportunity to have a cuppa as some of the girls had driven for many hours – including interstaters.

During the opening session we did some introductions and some of our demonstrators shared their stories. Others got up on stage and generously shared their talent with us (you'll see more about that over the coming days). And after lunch we all made 4 projects using brand new stamp sets from the upcoming Idea Book & Catalogue. Soooo exciting!

We had a tool table set up so some of our newer demonstrators could have a go at spritzing and wheeling and setting eyelets and crimping.

And we also had a super-long table set up with every colour marker and ink pad and square of cardstock so we could make our own colour charts.

Check back over the coming days for highlights and pictures that will inspire.

And to all those who came on Sunday: thanks for being part of our group, for your positivity and enthusiasm and for following Stampin' Up!'s Statement of the Heart as we love what we do and share what we love.


Happy stamping,

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Team Stamping Day… Come Join Us!

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Preparations have begun for our next

EurekaStampers Team Stamping Day,

which is coming up in late July.

This is a day of fun and stamping (with brand NEW stamp sets)

and is open to all demonstrators in the team.

Are you a hobby stamper? Join us for…

  • Lots of laughs and fun with other stamping addicts,
  • Make & Takes,
  • demonstrations,
  • WOW techniques,
  • yummy food,
  • and more.

At the last gathering there was a demonstration on polymer clay stamping (#23 on the 40+ Surfaces to Stamp On list)! Yes, there's always something new to learn!

Are you interested in building a successful and enjoyable stamping business?

Join 3 of the TOP 10 Australian Demonstrators of the Year, for valuable advice on setting and achieving your own goals.


Come join us!

Join our friendly Stampin' Up! team and you'll not only get all your craft products at a great discount, but you'll also get an exclusive invitation to our Team Stamping Day in central Victoria!

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Happy stamping,

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