OnStage 2021

Oodie EggsHaving a lovely couple of days tucked up in the study enjoying all the fun of our Stampin' Up demonstrator event "OnStage 2021". 

It is virtual this year which means I could head along in my oodie and ugg boots and the boys delivered me breakfast this morning.  :-)   Bonus. 

We've been having a ball checking out LOTS of gorgeous new things coming up in January next year with our next new catalogue.  (Keen for a catalogue?  I'll be popping a copy in the post for all my fab customers when they arrive in December.  Place an order in the last 12 months to qualify for your free copy.)

Today one of the sessions was a stampalong session where we could join in and make a project.  It was lots of fun.  Shannon showed us some stepped up versions as well and some variations using other stamps, dies and colours.  

Here's my version of one of the projects.  It features an upcoming new stamp "Blessings Of Home" and some pretty new papers.  Don't look too closely as I cut the greeting a bit wonky but hey - perfectionist is DEFINITELY not my middle name.  Wink.  

Onstage project

Well - lunch break now so I'd better go rustle up some food and then head back in here for this afternoons fun.  I'm quite glad the weather is a bit chilly this weekend - perfect for a stay inside and craft weekend.  

I've just set up a new host code for November.    K77JAUZA

Pop that on if you're ordering online and I'll pop some samples in the post on my next mail out.  

November host code stampin up

Happy creating and have a lovely weekend.  

Cheers, Sue  

Cling Stamp Sale: 15% Off

Feathers joggers 2

Waving a hello.  We are having a one day 15% off sale on all our cling mount stamps from the annual catalogue today  (20th October.) 

Here's a list of all the stamps on sale if you'd like a quick scroll.  (They're showing here at their full catalogue price - if any catch your eye click the image and you'll see the sale price.)  

Or head here to view them directly in the store:   24 Hour Stamp Sale

As a bit of a guide - $30 stamps come down to $25.50,   $37 stamps come down to $32.45 and $40 stamps come down to $34.)

STAMP SALE LIST (Note - full price shows on pic here. Click the image to see the discount price in store.)

Happy browsing.  If anything catches your eye you can order online on the 20th or get in touch if you'd prefer to order by phone/email and I can help with that.  

I've been gradually adding a bit more colour into our garden with some click and collect plants, and some cheap ones our local nursery has had on a pop up table near their coffee cart some days.  Now to see if I can improve a bit on the 'keeping them alive' stage.  :-)   It has been quite enjoyable getting out in the dirt I must say.  My lovely hairdresser of 30 years Ross booked me in for Monday morning so looking forward to that appt and some fresh colour for the hair too. 


Cheers and happy stamping, Sue

Christmas and Other Occasions: Gift Packaging Ideas

Kraft gift boxes

I always love seeing what snazzy gift packaging ideas we have in our range.  These are our cute Kraft Gift Boxes that come in packs of 10.  They're food safe and have an acetate window to show off the insides.  This one above has a tasty gift, or you could use it to pop a set of handmade cards in.  They come flat and all scored ready to fold together.  They have adhesive tape on the edges for easy assembly.  

Find them here:   Kraft Gift Boxes 

Kraft gift boxes empty

Another one I spotted in the packaging section is from our clearance rack - these Heart Foil Tins.

Heart foil tins

These are on sale reduced from $15.75 to $6.30 for a pack of 10.  Last year to go with our family Christmas gifts Hannah baked brownies in these.  They came up very nicely dusted with icing sugar.  

While stocks last you can find them here:  Heart Shaped Tins

Heart brownies

Are you a prepare early person or a leave it til December person?  I'm totally not the slightest bit ready to really start thinking Christmas just yet.  With delivery timelines I should probably start a bit of the online shopping part earlier than usual.  :-)  

Have a terrific week.  Cheers, Sue

Last Day Of Saleabration and New Host Code

October Host Code Stampin Up

We've got a new host code set up for October (and you can use it today as well if you're putting a Sept 30 order in.)  It is  PXX64WUF.

Last day today for Saleabration if you were hoping to grab a freebie with an order of $90 or more.  

Mulch Crab appleHow are you?  I haven't spent much time in the craft room this week.  We've been busy in the garden doing a HEAP of weeding (it was rather overdue.)  Poor John has been doing the lion's share of it the last few years but the kids and I got out there and did lots of helping this week.  I spread a bit of fertiliser around and yesterday we got a big load of mulch.  A very good work out bucketing it all around the garden (too many stairs to use the wheelbarrow - we're on a sloping block.)  We still had more garden to go so ordered another load for today.  Muscles are a bit more reluctant today I must say!  It is so therapeutic though isn't it getting out in the garden.  I've really enjoyed it.  One of these days I'm hoping to transform myself into a bit of a green thumb (and less of a plant killer!)  Our garden is quite thriving on neglect at the moment.  We put a crab apple in up the top and it is just a joy to see it blossom each year.  

With the way the muscles are feeling I think a quiet couple of days in the craft room might be next on the calendar for me.  

Happy creating if you've been busy on some projects.  

Cheers, Sue

Favourite Tools: Paper Snips

Paper Snips

When I'm thinking of my favourite tools for papercrafts one of the first things on my list is my paper snips.  They're a handy sharp pair of scissors that I keep just for my crafting.  'Family - this means you need to go find another pair!!'  The precision-ground stainless steel tips cut cleanly all the way to the end of the blades and they come with a safety cover.  At one of our Stampin' Up events our leaders' gift was this snazzy lanyard to clip on - I've clipped mine to my newest, sharpest pair and always use these ones for fussy cutting.  

Find them here:  Paper Snips

Have a great week and happy crafting if you're getting creative.

Cheers, Sue