Christmas Gleaming: Stampin' Up!

Gleaming card collection

October is zipping by already!  Time to get thinking about some Christmas creating.  I love this Brightly Gleaming suite of products.  (Find them on pages 30 - 32 of the Holiday Catalogue.)  Those copper tones just add a nice warmth I think.  

Brightly gleaming suite

You can order the whole suite with one number (153467) or just pick out your favourites.  Here's a closer look at the Christmas Gleaming stamp set.  There's a set of two punches that coordinate.  I do love how easy it is to just grab out a punch.  

Christmas gleaming stamp set

Here's a look at the products in action on some projects.

Gleaming card

The ribbon works for wrapping and also as a greeting option - very handy!

Gleaming projects

If you're ordering online the latest host code is  QKNS9QYT.

Have a wonderful weekend.  

Cheers, Sue

Here's all the shopping links if you're keen to add some Christmas creating supplies to your cart.

Product List

Bring On The Christmas Creating: Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue

It is that time of year - the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue is up and running for all of you who love to do some Christmas creating.  A little video above to give a peek at some of the featured new products. 

Visit the Holiday Catalogue section of my online store here to browse or shop: 

Sue's Holiday Catalogue Shelf

For online orders the host code is U9DSKZAD (if your order is under $250.) 

Or phone/email through if you'd prefer.  Happy to help.   

Our Buy 3 Get 1 Free DSP sale is on now too.  Head over here to view the included papers - DSP Sale

Here's a few of my favourites

Favourite Bundle: So Many Stars bundle

So many stars bundle stampin up


Favourite DSP:  Couldn't pick between these two - Brightly Gleaming DSP ....  with the gorgeous copper highlights 

Brightly Gleaming DSP

And Feels Like Frost - stunning photo realistic on one side and silver metallic designs on the back.  Just look at these two samples - I can't wait to have a play with this pack.  It is a handy 6" square size.  

Feels Like Frost DSP sample sheet Stampin Up

Feels Like Frost DSP sample sheet 2 Stampin Up

Favourite Embellishment:  Classic Weave Merry Christmas Ribbon - use in place of a greeting, perfect!

Merry christmas ribbon

Favourite Punch:  Pine Tree Punch - purely because how snazzy is this sample card made with it?! 


Pine tree

Favourite Stamp Set To Colour:  Christmas Crowd. (Postie just delivered my parcel with the last of the Blends colours I was missing so have a full set now - all ready for some relaxing colouring on the couch.)  

Christmas crowd stamp set stampin up


What are your favourites from this year's range?  Drop me a message or leave a comment below.  I'd love to hear.  

Happy stamping.  Get in touch if you have any questions or would like to place a Holiday Catalogue order.

Cheers, Sue 

Shopping Links for Sue's Favourites: 

September 4th: Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue Goes Live

HOliday catalogueNot long now - our Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue officially goes live on September 4th.  Pop on over to my online store (click here) after that to check out all the latest products for your Christmas creating.  

Customers - let me know if your catalogue has arrived and what your favourites are after you've had a good browse.  If you don't have a current demonstrator and need a copy mailed, get in touch - I'd be happy to help.

New host code for this month is  U9DSKZAD.  Pop that on when you order online (if your order is under $250) and I'll pop some samples in the post next month.  


Looking to add a snazzy tool to your tool kit?  Have you got a Stamparatus yet?  It is a terrific stamp positioning tool. Once you've used it you'll wonder how you stamped without it.  Saves having to have a bunch of different blocks too.  A shammy is handy for clean up time I find with the stamparatus.  


Find your Stamparatus and accessories here.  (It comes with plates, magnets and plain foam mat.)

Shopping Links 



Designer Series Paper Sale: Sept 4th - 30th

From 4th - 30th September our popular Designer Series Paper sale returns.  Choose from a selection of annual catalogue patterned papers - buy 3 packs and get 1 free.  Papers included are PERENNIAL ESSENCE, SEE A SILHOUETTE, COME SAIL AWAY, MAGNOLIA LANE, GARDEN LANE, FOLLOW YOUR ART, WOVEN THREADS, DINOROAR, BIRD BALLAD and PRESSED PETALS packs.   Here's a great design featuring the Bird Ballad DSP.  

Bird ballad dsp card

Snippets From Sue

Exciting weekend coming up in our house.  It is the presentation ball so Hannah and her deb partner are getting all dressed up for a fun evening of dinner and dancing.  We are hoping the rain stays away for getting in and out of cars.  :-)  

Happy stamping everyone! 

Cheers, Sue

Stampin' Up! Follow Your Art Suite

Happy August everyone.  Hope you're squeezing a bit of creative time into your month.  If you earned some Bonus Days coupons during July, don't forget to redeem them this month. You can redeem multiple coupons on the one order if you earned a few.  

Art cards

I love this Follow Your Art suite.  Great one for all of us craft lovers.  It is a cute set for colouring too if you enjoy a bit of relaxing with your Stampin' Blends or other colouring materials.  Her'e's a closer look at the 'It Starts With Art' stamp set.  Love those pens, and the greetings are great too. 

It starts with art stamps

There's a coordinating embossing folder called Button Button.

Button button embossing folder

Emb folder card

For those of us who REALLY love coordinating products you can get the whole suite with one item number - rather convenient!  

Art full suite

Renovation Update:

For those following along, we are getting towards the end of our renovations - yay!  The floors are in and they look terrific.  Just finishing up a few more jobs, and moving things back into the living rooms.  We're waiting on a couple of furniture arrivals and our blinds/shutters.  We had enough floor tiles left over to do our ensuite so maybe another dip into the renovating later this year on a smaller scale.  

Lounge room

I'm expecting to be back on deck for classes in about October.  Thanks for your patience class regulars.  I'm missing all of you!  If you need anything in the meantime, jump online to order or phone/email details through and I'd be happy to help.

New Host Code:

If you're ordering online pop on the new host code EK9KBGC6.

Starter Kit Special:
Got a lot of things on your wish list?  We've got a joining special on this month so this is a great time to get yourself our great value starter kit. Starter Kit Special:

  • You get an extra $45 of goodies in your starter kit.  So pay $169 and choose $280 worth of Stampin’ Up! products in your Starter Kit. Plus free shipping on your kit.  Cross off a bunch of things from your wish list. 
  • Plus you'll get a $16 coupon to use the following month.  

Get in touch if I can help answer any questions.  Would love to welcome you to my team.  

Holiday Catalogue:

Customers - your holiday catalogues will be on their way soon so keep an eye on the mailbox!  It goes live in September. 

Happy stamping everyone.

Cheers, Sue

Shop now by clicking on the product pics:   

Last Week To Earn Your Coupons


One week left to earn some coupons.  For every $90 you spend in July on products you get a $9 coupon to redeem in August.  Don't forget to save your coupon code email in a safe place so you've got it all set for next month.  


Have you been tempted to join as a demonstrator?   Got a LOT on your wish list?  Join during July/August and you'll get lots of extra benefits.

  • You get an extra $45 of goodies in your starter kit.  So pay $169 and choose $280 worth of Stampin’ Up! products in your Starter Kit. Plus free shipping on your kit.  Cross off a bunch of things from your wish list. 
  • Plus you'll get a $16 coupon to use the following month.  
  • You get some supplies like catalogues and order forms too in case you want to share some with friends or family.  It is completely up to you.  There are no requirements to hold events. 
  • Plus if you LOVE getting a sneak peek at new things early - you'll also get to see the upcoming Holiday Catalogue that goes live to everyone in September.  Demonstrators can view it now and can preorder from it during August - a whole month early.  
  • There's lots of perks to being part of the demonstrator family.  Get your supplies at a discount - minimum 20% off.  And this is a great time to join in all the fun.
  • I'd love to welcome you to my team.  Get in touch if I can help with any questions.
  • Here's the link if you're keen to jump aboard:   Join Sue's Team Now


Painting ladder FireplaceI've just about finished going up and down this step ladder. (Legs say yay to that!)  Just two more walls to go in the laundry and the wall painting is all finished.  (Don't look too closely at my bits if you come over - not sure I'd pass as a painter!  Was fun though.  John and I make a good team. And white is a forgiving colour to paint with.)  

Floors have officially started.  Lots of banging at our place today while the crew nail down the cement sheeting upstairs.  Tiles start next week - I can't wait to see what they look like in the rooms.  Getting closer to the finish line!  


Host parcels are running VERY late - apologies.  Just waiting on a table or bench to be dust free so I can spread out and get chopping.  Will pop a little extra in to make up for the delay.  


For those customers waiting for the Purple Posy Ink from our new batch of in colours - that colour is proving to be difficult (for weird technical reasons I didn't quite catch.)  Just letting you know it is not looking like it is going to be coming soon - still in the hands of the ink mixers.  Thank you for being so patient.  I'll let you know if I hear anything further. 


Almost the weekend.  What have you got planned? I'm escaping the renovating chaos (and the teenagers - wink) to head back to a lovely craft retreat for a couple of days with friends.  I have absolutely no idea what I'm going to pack - my craft room is a crammed full disaster zone.  Think I might pop one of our new kits and some colouring supplies for some low stress creating.  Just what I need to recharge the batteries.  

Have a great weekend.

Cheers, Sue

Time For Some Colouring? Start Your Blends Collection

This meme made me laugh today.  


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

Stampin blends

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?!


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

Cheers, Sue