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2017 Year In Review – Blog Highlights Jan-June

Published by under cards | Dec 31 2017

Goodbye 2017…. HELLOOOOOO 2018!

Happy New Year, my friends.

THANK YOU to each and every one of you for sharing the fun and friendship of cardmaking over the past 12 months. I can’t wait to see what other creations we can come up with in 2018.

Today I’m highlighting the most popular image from each month, for the first half of 2017.

Check back tomorrow for highlights from the second half of the year.

 

January 2017

 

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February 2017

 

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March 2017

 

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April 2017

 

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May 2017

 

 

 

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June 2017

 

 

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See you tomorrow!

Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

P.S. If you have ordered from me during 2017, then you should have received your brand new Occasions Catalogues & Sale-a-bration brochure by now, or if not, then rest assured they are on the way – thanks Australia Post!

 

 

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Merry Christmas

Published by under cards | Dec 25 2017

Hello my wonderful friends,

Just popping in to wish you all a very Merry Christmas. May you have peace and happiness today, surrounded by those you love in the spirit of giving and loving. Thoughts to those who are missing their loved ones today, and going through personal challenges. I hope the faith, hope and love of Christmas touches you all.

If you join me on my Stamping with Simone facebook page you will have seen that my stamping hand was out of action for part of December (thanks to a run-in with a cat and subsequent surgery), so I made the most of the Merry Little Christmas Memories & More Card Pack to make up cards without stamping. With my ‘wrong’ hand I was able to “trim, stick & embellish” which helped to ease the frustration of not stamping. It certainly helped to turn a challenging situation around.

If I didn’t get to wish you a Merry Christmas in person, here is my virtual card to you… pick your favourite! (click to enlarge)

They were all different and all fun to make.

Merry Little Christmas Memories & More Card Pack - Stampin' Up!

Lot of inky hugs this Christmas,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

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End-of-year Sales Event [Whiles Supplies Last]

Published by under cards | Dec 01 2017

 

The year-end deals and discounts have begun!

The Year-End Sales Event is our chance to do a little inventory cleaning—and your opportunity to take advantage of special year-end deals on retiring and surplus items. From today you can save on select items and start your new year off with a bang! This promotion features a selection of items that are last-chance and limited-inventory, so be sure to get your orders placed while supplies last!

Shop the sale

 

 

Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

 

 

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Christmas Inspiration

Published by under specials | Nov 26 2017

Looking for Christmas inspiration?

Don’t forget to check the pages of your Stampin’ Up! catalogue. You can easily swap out stamps and change up the colours.

Have fun creating a handmade projects from the heart.

 

 

Happy stamping,
Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

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Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers are Here: Join the CLUB with bonuses!

Published by under blends | Nov 01 2017

 

Exciting news with the release of a brand new product line from Stampin’ Up!: Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers. Available now!

 

[Read on for news of the budget-friendly Stampin’ Blends Ordering Club, available in Australia through me and in the US through Rachel Tessman]

 

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What are Stampin’ Blends?

They are artist-quality alcohol markers in 12 exclusive Stampin’ Up! colours.

 

How can you get them?

They are available from the new Stampin’ Blends page in my online store.  You can buy them here in Australia as individual markers for AUD$7.75, or combos for $15.50 where you get the light and dark shades of each colour. You will want to buy the light and dark of your chosen colour/s to get started, but it’s nice to know that you can buy replacements individually down the track if needed.

Being alcohol markers, the light and dark shades blend seamlessly to create an amazing depth to your coloured images. You will feel like a real artist!

If you’re anything like me, you’ll find yourself going through your stamp collection to dig out all those fabulous line art images to colour!

You can also join my monthly club (see below) to build your collection over time, and if you can’t wait and you want them all NOW simply use item code 147475 for all 12 combo packs.

 

New ‘Color Me Happy’ stamp set and project kit

Stampin’ Up! have also released a limited edition stamp set which is perfect for colouring with your new Stampin’ Blends, and there’s even a project kit to go with it (or you can use it with your own stamps). The gorgeous ‘Color Me Happy’ kit includes all the consumables you need to make 16 cards – 4 each of 4 different designs.

Buy them both in a bundle and you will get the clear mount stamp set and the full Color Me Happy kit for only $66.50, a saving of 10%. OR read on to find out how you can get the bundle and ALL the Stampin’ Blends – and much more – in my new Stampin’ Blends CLUB.

 

Exciting Announcement: New Blends Club

I’m thrilled to officially announce the launch of my new Stampin’ Blends ordering club. I have partnered with the fabulous Rachel Tessman – top US demonstrator, YouTuber and very talented crafter – to bring you a club unlike anything you’ve seen before. Rachel will be offering this club in the US, and if you here are in Australia you can get it (and all the exclusive bonuses) through me!

 

If you would love to have ALL the gorgeous alcohol markers released by Stampin’ Up!
but want to spread out your purchases over 4 months,
and if you love exclusive bonuses,
then this club is for you.

 

As a club member, all this is yours:

  • Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers in Light and Dark in the following 12 colours: Pink Pirouette, Pool Party, Pumpkin Pie, Night of Navy, Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry and Smoky Slate
  • Ivory and Bronze markers
  • Memento Tuxedo Black ink (or refill)
  • Color Me Happy 10 piece stamp set
  • Color Me Happy Project Kit with all the pre-cut and prepared consumables to make 16 cards (including gold foil accents!)
  • Packet of Basic Jewels (choice of Rhinestones or Pearls) which can be coloured with Stampin’ Blends
  • FREE BONUS: Handmade card posted to you
  • FREE BONUS: Downloadable eBook, written by Rachel Tessman and Simone Bartrum, featuring hints and tips, colouring techniques, storage options and more.
  • FREE BONUS: ‘Just Add Colour’ Designer Series Paper panels, 12 x card-front size pieces, ready for colouring with your Stampin’ Blends
  • FREE BONUS: Feathery Friends exclusive host stamp set
  • FREE BONUS: Colour Lifter
  • All postage costs

Total cost: AUD$75 per month x 4 months, includes delivery to your door anywhere in Australia.

[Note: If you are in the US, contact Rachel and she will arrange for you to receive the same club in your own currency.] 

 

The Stampin’ Blends Club offers exceptional value for money, and you will have access to our ideas which will help you get the most out of your new colouring tools. This flyer explains how it works:

 

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Stampin' Blends Club. Available in Australia from Simone Bartrum, and in the US from Rachel Tessman.

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It will be so fun to run this special club in both Australia and the US at the same time. Don’t miss out on being part of it, so you can get access to the exclusive bonuses.

Want to join? Email or simply message me via Facebook and we will get the ball rolling.

 

Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

 

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CI 20: Stampin’ Up! ‘Home Life’ Shaker Card

Published by under cards | Oct 25 2017

Welcome to the latest Colour INKspiration Challenge blog hop. You have hopped along from the fabulous Krissy Buck, or perhaps you are starting here with me, Simone Bartrum. Either way, I hope you enjoy the projects we created for your inspiration.

 

 

The CI Crew are sharing projects using Calypso Coral, Dapper Denim, Cherry Cobbler and Always Artichoke. I’m loving these colours although I can’t say I’ve ever used them together before, which of course made it the perfect challenge.

This was our inspiration:

What a fabulously strong and vibrant combo!

I was inspired by both the colours and the picture that was the source of this colour combination, to create this card:

 

 

Home Life bundle

It uses the Home Life stamp set and the coordinating Welcome Home framelits. Seriously, you have GOT to check out this clever bundle. It’s a 3-step stamp set (3 individual stamps combine to create the house image), and one of the framelits cuts out 9 flowers at once! Yes, NINE. No need to fiddle around with tiny dies… this one large dies cuts out that many flowers. That alone is reason enough to get the bundle, if you ask me.

If you would like to see more hints and tips, check out the Home Life Bundle video created by Stampin’ Up! Watch video.

 

 

 

It’s not easy to tell in a still photo, but this card is actually a shaker card. The extra cut out flowers are shaking around loose inside the shaker cavity.

 

 

I love how the little pot and flower stem is included in this set. So cute!

Thanks for stopping by. For more inkspiration, continue on our blog hop to the very talented Jacque Williams from New Zealand. I absolutely love the card she created.

 

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