Sale-a-bration - it gets better! Second release products available now!

If Sale-a-bration wasn’t already amazing enough, the newly available second round of freebies has landed, and it’s pretty amazing!

 
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There’s a new stamp set, a new embossing folder and a bundle that features a coordinating stamp set and pack of Designer Series Paper that is SO beautiful.

Here’s a peek at the bundle…

With the popularity of this year’s FREE Sale-a-bration items (we’ve been advised that several products are exceeding forecasting and unlikely to last the distance until the end of the promotion, the latest of these being the Butterfly Elements), it’s a good idea to place your qualifying order asap so you don’t miss out on your fave freebies!

Smooshed butterfly beauty

We had a houseful of people over at our house on Saturday. Not that it takes much to fill our house, little old lady that she is. It was Australia Day, and as we have done in years past, we teamed up with our across the road neighbours and set up a massive slip’n’slide on the 50 metre long hill in ‘our’ park.

Once the sliding was done and the BBQ sausages were finished, as is often the way, my sister-in-law and her family remained for an impromptu takeaway pizza dinner and while the cousins gathered for a movie, she and I snuck off to my craft room.

Janny wanted to play with some ideas and learn how to create gorgeous watercolour backgrounds that are all the rage at the moment, so we did! She decided on the colour combination (Pool Party and Highland Heather for those of you playing along at home), and once the smooshed background was done, we played with different ideas and came up with this…

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www.sarahklass.com | Smooshed Butterfly Beauty

We added some silver splatters by mixing Multipurpose Liquid Glue with water, picking up the mixture with an Aquapainter and flicking it at the paper before sprinkling Silver Embossing Powder and melting it with a Heat Tool. It’s one of my favourite ways to add a little something to a card without overpowering anything else. Here’s a card I made last year using the same technique in gold.

A Vellum Stitched Rectangle provided a base for the Butterfly Element, and with a bit more silver in the form of Mini Sequin Trim and a swoosh of Highland Heather ribbon from the Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack, we were happy with the result of our combined effort!

The Butterfly Elements and Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack are both items that you can earn for FREE with a $90 order (or earn them both when you spend $180!) Don’t forget that the ribbons are super popular and running low on inventory, so make sure to claim yours before they run out!

We had so much fun playing around with ideas and working together without having a single plan or idea of where we would end up. I was texting Janny yesterday morning, because at the end of Saturday, we still had all the elements just sat together without actually being stuck down, so I had to send her a picture of the end result, plus ask her whether she preferred a base card of Pool Party or Highland Heather…

I loved her reply text:

I had fun playing in your craft room! Simple and sweet and a bit of fun with technique. I really want to dedicate more time to getting my craft on!

Those are certainly words that I can relate to, you…?!

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Stampin' Supplies

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Quickly, quickly...!

In case you’re not hanging out on my Instagram and Facebook pages, I thought it worth popping up a quick post to let you know some important Sale-a-bration and Occasions Catalogue news…

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The Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack (item 149623) may be one of our most popular Sale-A-Bration items ever. It’s been so popular, in fact, that it has exceeded product forecasting. Stampin’ Up! have shipments coming in, but because this item has been in such high demand, it will most likely not last until the end of Sale-A-Bration.

Moral of the story… If you love this ribbon, you will want to make sure to get yours for free with your $90 order sooner rather than later…

In other exceedingly popular product news…

These two characters from the Occasions Catalogue have also been running hot and have exceeded product forecasting in much the same way. Inventory of these two punches is expected to be depleted in the next couple of weeks, after which time they will be switched to ‘unorderable’ in the ordering system until another shipment arrives in mid-March.

While I can confirm that these two fantastic punches are set to carry over into the next Annual Catalogue due out in June, that’s not going to help with all of your delightful butterfly and cake projects in February…!

Different story, same moral - act quickly to ensure that you don’t miss out on either of these…

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Apply my January host code to your order to earn free products from me!

Apply my January host code to your order to earn free products from me!

Occasions Catalogue 2019

Just in time to take advantage of all of the amazing Sale-a-bration benefits, the 2019 Occasions Catalogue has arrived with a huge range of new and exciting products.

If you have shopped with me in the past year, a real life copy of the catalogue (along with the Sale-a-bration catalogue) will be on the way to you shortly. In the meantime, you can download and browse a digital copy by clicking on the image below.

Love the project ideas in the catalogue?

Check out the Occasions Catalogue Sample Supply List to see which products were used for each sample and recreate your favourites at home!

Need inspiration?

Check out this array of videos produced by Stampin’ Up! to guide you through some of the amazing new products!

Ready to shop?

Browse the different product categories of the new Occasions Catalogue in my online store and shop from the comfort of home (and couch and pyjamas) whenever you like :-)

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Sale-a-bration 2019 - so many ways to celebrate!

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Sale-a-bration 2019 has arrived and it brings with a whole bunch of reasons for celebration. You can take part in several ways, each as rewarding (or more so) than the last!

Check out the Sale-a-bration catalogue below, then scroll down for the different ways to get involved!

Love the catalogue projects? Download the sample supply list so you can recreate your favourites!


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Spend $90 (before shipping and handling), choose a FREE product from the Sale-a-bration brochure! There’s no limit—for every $90 you spend, choose another FREE product! Earn even bigger rewards when you spend $180 (before shipping and handling). Just look for the $90 and $180 reward icons throughout the brochure


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Get even more for free! When you host a qualifying party during Sale-A-Bration, you get $40 more in free products! You can even put that money toward the cost of your own Starter Kit to become a Stampin’ Up!® demonstrator.

 
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Starting 3 January, new recruits who join Stampin’ Up! as an independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrator during Sale-A-Bration can choose from two offers. These offers are IN ADDITION to the regular Starter Kit offering.

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There’s so much to love about Sale-a-bration, from new and exclusive products, bonus rewards and an AMAZING signing up offer like we’ve never seen before!

It all kicks off TODAY, so get amongst it in whichever way takes your fancy!

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24 hour sale!

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On October 23rd (ie. tomorrow), for 24 hours only, Stampin' Up! is taking 15% off a select range of stamp sets. The beauty of being in the west at times like these is that we don't have to stay up until ridiculous o'clock to start taking advantage of sales the start at midnight on the east coast!

And an extra hooray for daylight savings!

Part of the fun for me at this stage is working off my relatively tiny phone screen to post this. Our internet has chosen a decidedly inconvenient time to crash and burn and the wait time to speak to someone at our ISP is an hour. I'm hoping that the formatting of this post is way better at your end than it currently looks at mine….!

Check out the list of stamp sets on sale to see if any of your wishlist coincides with the sale list, then head to my online store in a couple of hours to snaffle them while you can!

I'll come back and post a direct link to the sale section of my store when it's live too :-)

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Colour Your Season - Exclusive products for August!

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August is shaping up to be quite the exciting month, with Bonus Days riding again, plus this brand new, exclusive to August bundle of coordinating loveliness!

Get ready to colour YOUR season (or all four of them!) with these beautiful new products!

Products details

  • Blended Seasons Stamp Set, an exclusive 10-piece wood- or clear-mount stamp set with images for every season
  • Stitched Season Framelits Dies, a coordinating stitched die that includes stitching on both the positive and negative images
  • Watercolor Pencils in 10 new colours. Note: These Watercolor Pencils may be available in a future publication.
  • Please note: The bundle includes the stamp set and dies only. It does not include the Watercolor Pencils.
Download the flyer with images and details of all products in the promotion

Download the flyer with images and details of all products in the promotion

Be inspired

There really is something for every season in this bundle, as evidence by the stunning samples from Stampin' Up! below.

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Ready for more? Check out Stampin' Up!'s Colour Your Season Pinterest board!

Love it already...? Be quick, these exclusive August products are only available until the end of the month while stocks last!

Remember - every $90 in your order total qualifies you for a $9 Bonus Days coupon to spend next month, so be sure to have your nine times tables at hand to make sure that your order total is going to give you the best bang for your September buck!

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Bonus Days are back!

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If you've been around for a little while, you might recall the fun of Bonus Days. They are on again, and taking part is as simple as spending in August to save in September.

Earn a $9 bonus coupon for every $90 in your order total during August, then when September rolls around (bringing with it the shiny new Holiday Catalogue...!) you can apply your discount codes to your order and save!

Questions?

Here are some answers...

If you have further questions, make sure to get in touch, or if you're ready to start earning your coupons, away you go!

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Designer Series Paper sale - Buy 3, get 1 FREE

Until the end of July (that is, for another 2.2 days), choose three packs of Designer Series Paper and get one pack FREE! With all new designs (as well as a favourite carryover pack!) in the recently released 2018-19 Annual Catalogue, there are loads of delightful options.

One of my recently acquired packs - Garden Impressions 6x6 DSP - was busted open with gusto recently, and with inspiration provided by these gorgeous cards by Jessica Williams at The Paper Caper, I created these same but different card designs

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The one at the top left was the first design, and I think it's still my favourite out of all of them. Here's a bit of a closer look. How perfectly do all of these patterns lend themselves to the 'same but different' design?

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You might notice the addition of coloured pearls and rhinestones and wonder how you missed these in the catalogue. The good news is that you didn't, they are the Pearl Basic Jewels and Rhinestone Basic Jewels coloured with Stampin' Blends.

How clever is that?

I can't take credit for the idea (but I also can't give credit for it, as I can't recall where I first saw it done...) Perhaps it's just a known fact that alcohol markers can change the colour of your embellishments and ribbons, let's go with that *grin*

With this offer only valid until the end of July, be quick with your paper selections so you don't miss out!

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Last chance products - the retiring list is here!

The retiring list has been released, and in order to make way for all of the awesomeness that is coming at us with the release of the 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue in June, it's necessary that we say goodbye to some existing products.

As is always the case (with the exception of Flirty Flamingo, which is all at once retiring as an In-Color and immediately returning as part of the core colour collection!), the outgoing In-Colors are always in the firing line and tend to sell out quickly, so if you're in the market for a stock up of any of your faves, start HERE. As is ALSO always the case, once they're gone, they're gone...

With a colour revamp officially in the pipeline, it's also time to say goodbye to some of the core colours that will be retiring from the colour offering this year to make way for some fresh new (and returning In-Color! hues) too. So if you love any of these, now is the time to stock up on ink, cardstock and ink refills...

While you browse, you may also note that there are ink pads on the Last Chance List that aren't listed above as retiring colours. This is because the ink pad design is also having an exciting overhaul. As of the release of the new Annual Catalogue in June, all ink pads will be available in the new streamlined design, hence the sell off of existing ink pads in all colours.

As for stamps, bundles, accessories and everything else, click on the category headings below to browse and shop ALL of the retiring products. Something to keep in mind is that while some of the products that make up the bundles will be carrying over, they won't be bundled together in the new catalogue, so won't attract the 10% saving that currently exists on them...

There's a lot to take in, and further information about the colour revamp and fresh new ink pad design will follow soon, but for now, make sure to grab all of your outgoing favourites while you still have the opportunity.

They're available until May 31st, but only while stocks last!

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Sale-a-bration second release

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I've been remiss in not being hastier to pass on the latest update in all things Sale-a-bration.

You will likely be familiar with the original Sale-a-bration FREE product offerings, released at the beginning of January. A vast array to choose from already. But in the event that there's nothing there that steams your pudding (or in the event that you've already earned them all!), there are some new products in town, and my guess is you're going to love them...

FREE with a $90 spend

Eclectic Expressions | available in woodmount and clearmount

Eclectic Expressions | available in woodmount and clearmount

Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper

Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper

Free with a $180 spend

 
Blossoming Basket bundle | available in woodmount and clearmount

Blossoming Basket bundle | available in woodmount and clearmount

 

I already have plans for that gorgeous Basket Weave Embossing Folder (Easter basket, anyone...?!) and I'm a huge fan of anything textured and watercolour-ish, so Eclectic Expressions is on my to do list as well.

And I have seen some amazing creations with the Springtime Foils DSP too, so I have some serious creating in my future. It goes without saying that I pre-ordered them all, it was too difficult to choose a favourite, so I chose not to choose... *grin*

Earn YOUR favourites today by shopping in my online store and selecting a FREE Level 1 item for every $90 in your order total or spend $180 and choose a Level 2 item or TWO Level 1s!

Which of the new products leaps out at you...?

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Happy New... Everything!

Hello friends!

Happy New Year! How was your festive break, if you had one? Mine was filled with family, friends and food - fairly standard for the time of year and enjoyable in every sense!

I have recently updated my website with all kinds of information about the current fabulous promotions - too much to put in a single post, so I have separated it out into individual pages that are easier to find and navigate.

Make sure to visit each page and take in all the info - there are resources galore on all of the new products and promotions, so you might want to boil the kettle first :-)

Here you go...

I have a bit of a life update to share as well, but that's a story for another time (soon!), right now I have an email to send (are YOU subscribed..?) and some classes to spruik!

Hooray!

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Christmas in July - come and get festive with me!

There are gifts aplenty available this month for new demonstrators who take up the demonstrator opportunity!

Not only can you create your own Starter Kit with products of your choosing up to $235 (for the cost of just $169), but until July 31st, you will receive a bonus Essentials Gift Pack** valued at an additional $86...

** also included but not pictured - two D Blocks (clear stamping blocks)

If that's not exciting (and enticing..?) enough, new demonstrators jumping on this opportunity will also receive the Carols of Christmas stamp set for FREE!

Not familiar with Carols of Christmas...?

That stands to reason, as it hasn't been released yet! It's coming up in the Holiday Catalogue due for release in September, but available as a pre-release stamp set in August to customers, and as a FREE bonus for new demonstrators signing up in July!

Check it out...

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Carols of Christmas stamp set

If you've ever thought about trying out the demonstrator opportunity for yourself, now is the perfect time to jump in! It's a great opportunity at the best of times, with perks galore, and so many amazing benefits, but right now there is so much more to gain and absolutely nothing to lose.

Questions? Get in touch and I'll be happy to chat!*

Concerns? Ask me anything and I'll do my best to set your mind at ease!**

Ready to jump in and start what may just be the ride of your life like it has been for me...?***

* I am happy to chat depending on the WiFi available at the various places I'll be staying on the two week holiday I'm taking that starts tomorrow morning!!
** I will put your mind at ease while my own mind is at ease taking in a massage or a cheeky cocktail by the pool *grin*
*** The ride of my life takes a trip to Singapore and Phuket starting tomorrow, the Phuket portion of which is directly related to my experience as a demonstrator, as it's the Incentive Trip that I earned last year #squeeeeee

Welcome July, and BONUS DAYS!

Happy July to you! Winter has well and truly arrived in my little corner of the world today, only a month since it officially started, but with the temperature barely making it to double figures today, it has surely made its presence felt!

Some of you might remember the Bonus Days promotion from last year and many of you took part. Due to the wild success and popularity of the promotion, it's back again, so you have a brand new chance to earn August coupons with your July purchases!

With the brand new catalogue for 2017-2018 having been released just a month ago, it's the perfect time to grab some items from your new catalogue wishlist, then grab some more for FREE with your earned coupons next month.

How to take part...?

Simply place an order in my online store, and every $90 in your order total (before shipping) will qualify you for a $9 coupon to put towards purchases next month. There is no limit to the number of vouchers you can earn during the promotion, and the only requirement on your part is that you have an email address (this is how your vouchers are delivered!)

Even better...

If your order total is over $100, you will also qualify for my Stampin' Spoils gift for July, and if you hit $250 or more, then Stampin' Rewards are also yours for the taking!

Best of all...

If your wishlist is extreme (and let's face it, there is a LOT to love in this new catalogue!), then you're going to want to keep an eye out for my next post, coming up after this one, because there's a whole lot of reasons to take a closer look at the demonstrator opportunity this month too.

Stay tuned!

A month of savings and *NEW* Stitched Shapes

Just last week, we Stampin' Up! demonstrators were given the heads up about a new product that was being released ahead of next year's Annual Catalogue, and just like that, with the beginning of November, here they are!

I can't profess to know the whys and wherefores of how decisions are made about product releases outside of official catalogue dates, but I don't really care to, all I know is that these new Framelits are taking their rightful place in my collection ASAP!

Check them out in this fun and informative video...

The Stitched Shapes Framelits are available RIGHT NOW, but before you head off to my online store, you might also like to know that this month, there is also a select range of stamp sets for 25% off the retail price...

Click image to view larger flyer or  HERE  to shop now!

Click image to view larger flyer or HERE to shop now!

In all of the Stitched Shapes and discounted stamp sets excitement, don't forget that your $100 order (before shipping) qualifies you for my Stampin' Spoils gift for November, so don't forget to add the host code to your online order..!

GET THE CODE AND ALL THE DETAILS...

I'm off now to finish packing before flying out to Brisbane this afternoon for the Stampin' Up! OnStage Live event! They're releasing the upcoming Occasions Catalogue to attending demonstrators and I'll be basking in the new catalogue glow with several hundred of my closest stampin' friends all weekend! Can't wait to share what we see (but don't hold your breath, we're sworn to secrecy until some time next week!)

Designer Series Paper Sale - buy three, get one free!

It's a brand new month and there's a brand new promotion to go along with it - and it's all about pretty paper!

My whole stampin' story started with a love of paper, established many years ago when I would collect pretty paper as a child. I would never actually use it for anything, I just liked to own it, look at it and marvel at the colours and patterns. Not much has changed all these years later. I do at least use it these days, but sometimes the first cut into a fresh sheet of 12x12 can be tough!

During October, you can stock up on your own stash of Designer Series Paper with a buy three, get one FREE special!

Click to view and shop for available paper packs

Click to view and shop for available paper packs

If you're quick, you can combine this great promotion with a special offer to celebrate today's World Card Making Day, with up to 25% off a range of great card making essentials!

Click to shop for these special, but BE QUICK - these offers are ONLY AVAILABLE UNTIL OCTOBER 5TH!

Click to shop for these special, but BE QUICK - these offers are ONLY AVAILABLE UNTIL OCTOBER 5TH!

Of course, you'll also want to combine all of these great offers with this month's host code to score an extra gift from me!

Righto, I'm off to watch the remainder of the thus far nail-biting AFL Grand Final! I don't have any particular allegiance to either team this year, but do love a hard fought, well played match and it hasn't been disappointing up until now!

Thankful Thursday - CASEing the company

I had reason to need a thank you card this week, and going by the assumption that my eldest daughter's netball team's umpire doesn't read my blog (or likely even know my last name!) I feel safe to share it here before we give it to her on the weekend.

My girls are playing their last game of netball for the season this coming Saturday. I was always a netballer at school (and again recently), but this is the first season my girls have played, as they went down the dancing/acrobatics route instead. They've loved playing, once they figured out which positions were allowed in which thirds and managed to master the pivot. If there's one thing that is really evident to me about junior sport, having witnessed it first hand for the past several months, it's that much is owed to the small group of very committed people who show up rain or shine (or rain, or thunderous storminess or rain - it was a wet season, can you tell?) every weekend and do what needs to be done, whether that's to grab a whistle and run the sidelines, serve post match chips in the canteen or teach the skills of the game. 

So as well as being for our umpire, this thanks is also for all of those who spend time in the sometimes wet and muddy but rewarding trenches of junior sport - I salute you.

Stamps:   Endless Thanks, Writing Notes   Paper:   Whisper White, Whisper White thick card stock, Brights Designer Series Paper Stack   Ink:   Soft Sky, Blushing Bride, Flirty Flamingo, Cameo Coral, Pear Pizzazz, Memento Tuxedo Black   Accessories:   Metallics Sequin Assortment, Rhinestone Basic Jewels

Stamps: Endless Thanks, Writing Notes Paper: Whisper White, Whisper White thick card stock, Brights Designer Series Paper Stack Ink: Soft Sky, Blushing Bride, Flirty Flamingo, Cameo Coral, Pear Pizzazz, Memento Tuxedo Black Accessories: Metallics Sequin Assortment, Rhinestone Basic Jewels

I have loved the Endless Thanks stamp set since I first saw it in the previous Annual Catalogue, and like many of the sets in my collection, it hasn't seen nearly as much ink as I would like it to have. Neither has the Writing Notes stamp in the background #virgininking but I digress...

A quick Google search presented me with myriad options for use, but I couldn't go past this one and CASEd it almost to the letter. Often, I will use a card idea that I see as a starting point and end up somewhere else altogether, but this one was perfect in its perfection, so I hardly altered a detail.

When looking up the details of who to credit for its creation, I discovered that it was pinned to one of Stampin' Up!'s own squillions of Pinterest boards, where they share card ideas from their own concept artists, as well as from blogs of demonstrators from around the world. If you're ever in need of inspiration of the stampin' variety, or just like to look at pretty things, I would highly recommend a visit.

Speaking of visiting, you might want to swing by my online store for the newest batch of Special Offers or check out the recent updates to the Clearance Rack - there are bargains of all kinds on offer!

And thanks for visiting with me today :-)

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More stamps please - a great time to join!

So you've seen the new catalogue and marked your favourite pages. You've prioritised your wishlist and wondered whether baked beans on toast are a viable family meal on a long term basis...

There's a better way!

The demonstrator starter kit is fabulous value at the best of times - you pay just $169 for up to $245 worth of products of your own personal choosing. This month, however, the value is even greater with the opportunity for all new demonstrators to choose an additional TWO stamp sets (of any value!) for FREE! So depending on which stamp sets you choose, you could potentially add a further $175 worth to the value of your kit.

Be part of something amazing indeed. Part of an amazing community of sharing and caring gals in my team, an amazing company offering amazing products, putting on amazing events and just generally being amazing!

Check out some more details about joining my team and be sure to contact me if you're in need of further information!

Ready to give it a crack...?

Introducing the 2016-2017 Annual Catalogue

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Happy New Catalogue Day!

Yes, it deserves capitals, and yes, probably also a national holiday, but I'll settle for 209 pages with hundreds of new products from stamp sets to papers, discounted product bundles to Big Shot accessories, punches, accents & embellishments, new In-Colors and exclusive host stamp sets!

Download your digital copy by clicking on the image above. Customers of mine from this past year will have mostly received a hard copy my now, with a handful that I still have to distribute.

Want one?

If you don't currently have another demonstrator that you order from, you can request a copy of the catalogue HERE.

The brand new host code is up and running, so check it out and see what your qualifying order will score you this month!

CHECK IT OUT! NEW CATALOGUE PRODUCT SHARES! Try out a sampling of new papers, ribbons, accents (or all three) by joining in with my product shares. They're a great way to test the waters of all the great new stuff without drowning in stampin' overwhelm!

JOIN A SHARE NOW!

A party panda, a big boat and a chance to win!

Hello friends!

I have a cute card to share with you today - one that I just made yesterday for the birthday party of a friend of my youngest daughter. My small girl is somewhat known for her love of all things panda related. I can't recall where it started, but she has quite the collection of stuffed toys, pens, pyjamas, books, notebooks etc, all bearing images of pandas.

Here's how we wished her sweet friend a happy 9th birthday yesterday...

Stamps  : Playful Pals, Balloon Builders   Paper:   Mint Macaron, Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Basic Black, It's My Party DSP, Silver Glimmer Paper   Ink:   Basic Black Archival, Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Versamark   Accessories:   Pyramid Pals Thinlits, Circles Collection Framelits, 1-3/8" and 1-1/4" Circle Punches, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, White Embossing Powder, White Gel Pen, Stampin' Dimensionals

Stamps: Playful Pals, Balloon Builders Paper: Mint Macaron, Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Basic Black, It's My Party DSP, Silver Glimmer Paper Ink: Basic Black Archival, Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Versamark Accessories: Pyramid Pals Thinlits, Circles Collection Framelits, 1-3/8" and 1-1/4" Circle Punches, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, White Embossing Powder, White Gel Pen, Stampin' Dimensionals

How cute is that face? It's almost enough to make me want to start a panda collection of my own...

Speaking of collections, the Playful Pals stamp set is the perfect collection of shapes and images to provide all kinds of options to create a whole array of animal faces. Bundle it together with the Pyramid Pals Thinlit Dies, and you can cut out all those stamped bits and pieces and assemble them as a sweet gift box too!

Luckily, the Playful Pals Bundle and its individual parts are carrying over to our upcoming Annual Catalogue, but the Designer Series Paper that I've used for this card (and SO many others!) won't be... The It's My Party Designer Series Paper is a massive stack of full 12x12 sheets, three designs from which feature on this card. It has everything from birthday party imagery to subtle stripes and geometric shapes - pretty much something for every occasion. It will be outgoing with the rest of the items from the current Occasions Catalogue, which finishes up at the end of this month, so grab a stack while you can...!

The other thing finishing up at the end of this month is the current Annual Catalogue. The Retiring List is in full swing, with many products already sold out. Check out what's still available - much of itgoing out at great discounts - by visiting the Retiring Products section of my online store.

When you're shopping, be sure to keep in mind my Stampin' Spoils program and remember to apply the host code to your order! If your order totals between $100 and $250, be sure to apply the code and grab yourself this month's gift from me!

CHECK OUT ALL THE DETAILS AND GRAB THIS MONTH'S CODE...

For some extra fun for my online shoppers this month, your qualifying online order will also put you in with a chance of scoring an added bonus...!

Some of you may recall last September when I was in a last minute push to earn the 2016 Stampin' Up! Incentive Trip to the Mediterranean. You might also recall the final result that saw me marginally miss out in the end. In rather an amazing turn of events, it so happens that I'll be cruising the Mediterranean anyway, as the stunned, grateful and delighted guest of the gorgeous and amazingly talented Julie Kettlewell - my dear demo friend from the UK.

Well after counting down since September when she asked me - in a manner that was much like a marriage proposal - to go as her guest, the time has come and I will be boarding an Emirates flight tomorrow evening to head off to Yorkshire to stay with Julie and her family for three days before we fly together to Barcelona to get on the boat on the weekend!

I will return home in just over a fortnight, right in time for the start of the new Annual Catalogue, but while I'm away, the Retiring List will rage on, and the opportunity to shop from my online store for retiring, clearance and carrying over products will remain available - with an added incentive to do so...!

Back with I was on my previous Incentive Trip to the Caribbean in 2014, Stampin' Up! were giving away these Paper Pumpkin kits to any fellow travellers on board who were interested in trying out stamping for themselves. At the end of the cruise, any that they had left were handed out the demonstrators, so I have had these boxes taking up space in my craft room cupboard ever since!

The super fun part is that I have no idea what's in them! Paper Pumpkin is a monthly stampin' subscription service, but is not a feature of our Australian Stampin' Up! market. So other than knowing that inside is a selection of exclusive co-ordinated products to make some cute projects, it's all a mystery!

And the mystery could be yours!

I'm giving away these two boxes of fun to two of my online customers in May, and here's how you can be part of it:

  1. Place an order of $100 or more (before shipping) in my online store 
  2. Apply this month's host code and qualify for your free gift from me!
  3. For each $25 in your order total, you have one entry into the draw to win one of two Paper Pumpkin Kits!
  4. If you have already placed an order this month, don't panic! I've taken that into account, and you're already in the draw #phew

It's as simple as that! I'll be drawing the winners in early June when I'm back at home, hopefully sporting a Mediterranean tan on my winter white pins!

Want to follow my European adventures...? I'll be posting fun updates on my Facebook and Instagram pages as frequently as time and free WiFi allows, so be sure to pop on over, click the follow buttons and join the adventure!

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