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This Weekend @ Paperific

Published by under Craft Shows,team | May 03 2013

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.



Did you know you can join SU at the moment and get a bonus $60 in your starter kit? We’d love to welcome you to the EurekaStampers!


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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25% off Digital AND a chance to win!

Published by under specials,This & That | May 01 2013

How exciting…A new month, new products and a chance to win!

Here are THREE great reasons why May is so fabulous.



1. During May selected digital products are 25% off.


If you haven’t tried digital designing yet, don’t forget you can try it FREE. Simply download the 30 day FREE My Digital Studio trial and give it a go, or get the full version (with heaps of included content) for $24.95.

This is a great time to stock up on ensembles, calendars, photobooks and swatchbook digital content. They are all 25% off!

Order online and enter code ECBQQ3AA for your chance to WIN  (more info below). Entry is valid with orders of any digital OR traditional products!


2.  THIS & THAT products now in Australia.


Oh my goodness, I’m SOOOOOO excited about this one. I’ve been dying to get my hands on this bundle. Check out the video below to see what it’s all about…


You can get the elements individually but best of all you can save 15% by ordering the BUNDLE (this month only).



Download the flyer with more info HERE.


3. Free Products to be won!


To celebrate all the amazing things happening with Stampin’ Up! at the moment, and to thank you for being a valued customer, I’m hosting an ONLINE ORDERING PARTY!

Simply place any online order at my store (click here for SIMONE’S ONLINE STORE), enter hostess code ECBQQ3AA and you’ll get one ticket for every $20 purchase! The more you spend the more chances you have of winning. Aaaaand you can place online orders for any products – not just digital! It includes the This & That products available from today, the Sent With Love bundle that is still available for just a couple more weeks, anything at all!

  • First prize is $50 in free product of your choice,
  • second price is $30 in free product of your choice and
  • third prize is $25 in free product of your choice.

Fine Print: 1. Online orders must be finalised by 20th May for this drawing. 2. They must be entered at my online store. 3. You MUST enter this hostess code: ECBQQ3AA and click Apply so the code registers.

Any questions, don’t hesitate to ask.

Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria





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Flowering Flourishes and a new Promotion

Published by under cards | Apr 26 2013

Oh my goodness, it has been far too long since I said hello here on the blog! Life has been so busy that I’ve only had time to post to the Facebook page.

Here are some projects I shared over there recently. [If you hang out on FB make sure you like the page so you don’t miss anything!]

Petite Purse and Flowering Flourishes card


I know you’ll love Stampin’ Up!’s current * AMAZING * promotions! They’ve caused a stir, that’s for sure….


What are they?

1All orders over $400 will score you a bonus $60 in free product.

Add that to the usual $60 you get and that gives you (counting on fingers and toes here…) at least $120 in FREE PRODUCT. No kidding!

arrow9-blackTIP: Don’t forget you can now order ONLINE anytime, in the comfort of your home. Just click here to get started, or contact me as usual and I’ll be happy to do it for you.


2Join Stampin’ Up! and get a bonus $60 in your starter kit.

If you’ve thought about joining Stampin’ Up! in the past but are still sitting on the fence, well now is the time to take that leap. Check out all the benefits of doing so here. Once you’ve joined you can enjoy all the perks… like ordering sneak peek products from the NEW catalogue from 31st of May. ** Squeal ** Aren’t we lucky!!!

*These promotions run until May 30th.


So why have I been away from my blog for so long?

I’ll be back *soon*  to explain all 🙂

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria




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It’s Time for a Colour Refresh

Published by under Colour Renovation,Stampin' Up! News | Apr 04 2013


Breaking news from Stampin' Up:

In 2010 when we did our big colour renovation we shared our plans for smaller colour refreshes every 3 to 5 years to keep our colours on trend. Well it has been 3 years and we are excited to announce that the upcoming 2013-2014 annual catalogue will include 10 new colours!


"What does this mean for me?"


You'll be able to get your hands on the exciting new colours when the catalogue comes out in July. These new colours will complement the continuing colours fabulously, and will keep things FUN and FRESH. Papercrafters have been begging Stampin' Up! for the re-introduction of many of these colours! It's very exciting.


But for now you may want to stock up on products in your favourite retiring colours.

Inks, cardstock and accessories (ribbons, brads, etc) in the retiring colours will ONLY be available while supplies last. They may last until the catalogue ends, but it's also possible that they will sell out. We just don't know! If you KNOW you'll be wanting these items, then don't forget to order them before it's too late.

The big ones to remember are the ink refills and extra cardstock! You'll want to grab those if you plan to keep using BAJA BREEZE, PRETTY IN PINK, BASHFUL BLUE, CERTAINLY CELERY, REGAL ROSE, RIDING HOOD RED, BRAVO BURGUNDY, NOT QUITE NAVY, MORE MUSTARD or RIVER ROCK.



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Got any questions? I'm at your service! Just drop me a line or call on the number listed above. 

Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

Time-saving Tip: Order instantly from my NEW ONLINE STORE. Click here to get started.

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NEW: Sent With Love

Published by under cards,specials | Apr 01 2013



Do you love crafting with a TRAVEL or POSTAGE THEME?

The new Limited Edition Sent With Love suite of products fits that bill perfectly.

Rubber stamps and patterned 12×12 papers feature images of planes, postage stamps, maps, arrows and more. They will all work together to create fabulous projects…. scrap pages, cards, journals, note paper and fun embellishments for your 3D projects.



Twelve sheets of patterned paper (Designer Series Paper, 2 each of the 6 double-sided pages), $18.95




Sent With Love stamp set, available as clear-mount only, $33.95




The bundle includes:

  • Sent With Love STAMP SET, clear-mount
  • pack of 12 sheets of patterned papers,
  • PLUS coordinating pack of CALYPSO CORAL BAKER'S TWIN

$46.25 – this is a 20% saving off the retail value!







To order the bundle (or any items separately) contact me via email OR place the order yourself via my ONLINE STORE.

No matter how you order, you will always be eligible for the exclusive benefits offered to my valued customers!

Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

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My Digital Studio MDS Available in Australia

Published by under MDS,Online Ordering | Mar 26 2013


Exciting news to share (well, that's an understatement if there ever was one).

As of today My Digital Studio is available here in Australia!

And you can download it RIGHT NOW from my brand new Online Store!

Just visit and click SHOP NOW.

(Or click on the Order Online button over there on the sidebar).

The software is called MDS (item 130646) and is available as a download for $24.95. It is loaded with plenty of digital software so you can get started straight away. Digital scrapbooking, books, invitations, cards… anything digital that your heart desires. New digital treasures will be available each week too! Yes, it just gets better and better.




When shopping online, a page will open that looks just like this (above). As a first-time visitor you'll need to click Create Account. It's quick and easy – just enter your details and create a password.

From then on, just Sign In to your account using your email address and password, and you'll be able to shop whenever you want!


Important Note: In order to get Stampin' Rewards (the online equivalent of Hostess Benefits) you MUST shop via my online store and not the general Stampin'Up! website.





Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

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