Time For Some Colouring? Start Your Blends Collection

This meme made me laugh today.  

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It also reminded me of the therapeutic benefits of doing some colouring.  Concentrating on colouring takes your mind off some of the daily stresses and helps you relax.  

Blends projects

Our Stampin' Blends are lovely to colour with and come in your favourite Stampin' Up! colours which helps you coordinate your projects.  

Find them here and start your collection today:   Stampin' Blends

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Here's a video with some colouring tips if you are new to colouring with alcohol markers.  

Remember - for every $90 you spend on products during July you will receive a $9 coupon to redeem in August.  Bonus!  After you've placed your online order, be sure to keep your emailed coupon code/s in a safe place ready to use next month.

Renovation Update:

We are still painting painting painting.  First coat on the walls finished, and we're planning to get through the second coat this weekend.  A week til the new flooring goes down.  I can't wait to see what the tiles look like.  In the meantime I'm getting a good workout going up and down the step ladder and holding my arms up while painting the wall divider bits.  Who needs a gym?!

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Have a fab weekend and get in touch if I can help with any Stampin' Up! questions.  

Cheers, Sue


Class In A Box: Our Stampin' Up! Kits

Keen to get creative but need something to help you get started?  Missing classes and need a dose of creativity?  Our Stampin' Up! Kits are great for some card creating with all the bits and pieces you need.  

We've got some project kits with coordinating stamp set sold separately and some all inclusive kits with all the things you need in the box.  These make a great gift too.  Some of my customers like to get kits and take them away when they travel for some creativity on the road.  

Our Current Kits: 

 

Here's a closer look at the lovely texture from the "For The Love Of Felt Kit." 

 

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Click any of the pics above for a closer look at the contents and for the shopping links if you'd like to pop one in your shopping cart.  

Happy creating!

Cheers, Sue

 


All The Latest News

Extra extra Bonus daysGday crafters.   I'm ducking in here today to update you on a couple of upcoming promotions.  

First up one for any of you thinking about joining as a demonstrator.  We have the Extra Extra promotion coming up.  Join in July/August and you'll get an extra $45 in your starter kit, plus you'll get a $16 coupon to redeem before October 31st.  So that's $280 in your kit and $16 later - all for just $169.  Terrific deal if you've got lots on your wish list.  I'd love to welcome you to my Think Ink Team.  Get in touch if I can help with any questions.

Next month also sees our popular Bonus Days promotion.  For every $90 you spend in July, you'll get a $9 coupon to redeem in August.  Don't forget to save your coupon code once you've placed your order.  Keep it in a safe place all set to use in August.   

Now we need a nice card pic I think before I head back to the carting things all over the house bit again!  Isn't this one just lovely.  The stamp set Butterfly Wishes (one of our 'Distinktive' range) was one of the first things I ordered.  Can't wait to have a play when we've finished our renovating.

Butterfly wishes card

Butterfly wishes

We are making progress at home.  Our dining table and chairs have gone off in a trailer to someone else so one big empty space where our card classes used to be.  The slate removal crew arrive on Monday so a big weekend of moving out the last of the bits and pieces for us this weekend before the mess begins.  We've picked out our paint colour for a freshen up of the walls (white, white or white - we went with Natural White.)   I'll have some progress shots over on my SueMadexPapercrafts facebook page over the next few weeks so head on over and follow that if you'd like a squiz.   Once we're all done and our new dining suite arrives I'll have new class dates for those keen to get back into classes.  

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Have a great weekend and happy school holidays for those of you beginning those.  

Cheers, Sue


Dino Days Bundle - For The Dinosaur Lovers

Got some dinosaur lovers to create for? Love this new Dino Days bundle with a cute cartoonish style.

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Get the stamps and dies together as a bundle and save 10%.

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The Dino Days bundle is $88.  Find it here:  Dino Days Bundle

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Or perhaps you're a super duper dinosaur lover, in which case you might like the whole product suite.

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With this option you also get the DSP, embellishments and ribbon for tons of creating options.

Dinoroar Suite is $132.50.  Find it here:  Dinoroar Suite 

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I just took a great big basket of plastic toy dinosaurs to school.  Came across them in my massive clean up/sort out and since Jack has outgrown them I thought my lunchtime club crew at school would love them.  A group of 4 boys spent all of lunchtime Thursday making a big dinosaur land on the floor in the library with all the plastic trees, rocks, fences and my basket of dinosaurs.  It was lovely to see toys we'd outgrown have another life.  We sold our original junior drum kit to another family with young boys last week.  I told them to get ready for lots of drum concerts!   Operation clean out is going well.  

Have a fabulous weekend.  

Cheers, Sue


Oh My - Look At The Peacocks

Peacock cards

Noble Peacock Suite:  These were the first new catalogue products I put in my online shopping cart yesterday when I was finally getting my order organised.   Now possibly I don't actually NEED a peacock bundle but just look at the gorgeous feather and that beautiful peacock tail, not to mention the elegant foil accents on the DSP, and coordinating foil.  And the matching rhinestones - yum. I couldn't resist. 

Did you know that if you love ALL of the   products in a suite there is also a handy 'one click' get the whole lot with one item number option now.  (Handy enabling feature for we craft addicts lovers I think.)  The peacock suite item code is 152187.  I hadn't spotted that so put it through separately and just realised I forgot that gorgeous ribbon with the sheen.  Will add that next time!  

Peacock suite

Find all our beautiful product suites right here:   Stampin' Up! Product Suites

 

Happy creating!  Have a great weekend.  I'm so so so excited - it has been a busy week or so at our place with a ton of exams for Hannah and a couple of big assessments for Jack and report writing for me.  They're all over for the time being after today so we've got a nice 3 day long weekend with NOTHING on the calendar.  No sports, no homework, no stressed out kids, aaaaahhh bliss.  John and I are getting stuck into a huge clean out ready for our renos. It is always great when John is involved too as I'm good at the sorting but he's really good at the 'actually getting it out of the house to the charity store, the transfer station or to the tip' part.  Teamwork!   I feel lighter already and we've only just begun.  Might have to watch a few episodes of hoarders to keep the minimalising vibe happening!  (Ha ha.)  

Whatever is on your weekend plans - I hope you have a terrific one. 

Cheers, Sue


Stampin' Up! 2019/20 Annual Catalogue

Catalogue annualWe are officially up and running with our brand new annual catalogue. 

Once again it is choc full of beautiful things to create with.  Aren't we lucky to have such a great hobby to enjoy.  

What are your favourites from the new range?

Here's a few updates to keep you in the loop on all the new catalogue news, interspersed with some gorgeous project pics.

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Loving these new Stitched Nested Labels dies.  Such a great shape.  Stitched edge on the shape and also the window for extra versatility.

JUNE HOST CODE

If you're ordering online the new host code is  3WZWMY7E.  Pop that on if your order is under $250.  Claim your stampin' rewards of 10% before you check out if your order is over $250.  (Get in touch if you have any questions.)

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EMBOSSING FOLDERS

Can't find some of the embossing folders you're looking for?  We've got a new manufacturer and they're still getting production up to full speed so there's a bit of a delay on some of our 3D embossing folders. I'll keep you posted when I find out more on the expected timeline to be back in stock.  

Note: Our 3D embossing folders are a little thinner than before so you may need a shim - just a piece or two of cardstock under the acrylic plate to squeeze it a bit more tightly.  Every machine is a little different so experiment to see how thick your shim needs to be.  

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PURPLE POSY INK PAD

This new in colour ink has not been cooperating and is being reformulated.  I'll keep you updated when we hear it is all set to go and back in stock.  In the meantime this individual ink pad and the In Colour ink pad bundle are not available.  

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CATALOGUE CORRECTIONS

Just a couple so far.  

Page 6 and 34:  The Delightful Daisy bundle says $59.25 but it is actually $57.50.

Page 180: The Staz On Refill is listed at $12.75 but it is actually $12.25

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I think that is about all the updates so far.  Have fun browsing your catalogue.  Get in touch if you need one.  

If anything takes your fancy, you can place your order online at anytime (aaahhh convenience) or phone/email details through and I'll pop it through for you.

Give a holler if I can help with any questions.  

Cheers, Sue