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June 2013

New Catalogue Launch This Sunday

Are you free this Sunday 30th June?  Want to come along and have a play with some gorgeous new things from our new catalogue? 

I've got some spots left for my new catalogue launch.  Choose from the 10.30am - 12.30 session or the 2pm - 4pm session.   Entry $10.

Here's a peek at one of our make and takes .....


Would you like to see our refreshed colour families and make a bookmark to take home featuring our 5 brand new in colours? 

Here's a look at my neutrals colour family chart.  You can see the others on launch day.  They were so much fun to put together.


Wait til you see the great prizes for prize patrol. 

Email or phone 0417 377 057 to book your spot for launch day. 

I've got a couple of spots free for class tonight too if you're keen to catch a class. Here's one of the beautiful cards we're making.   (Inspired by this card demonstrated at our recent Stampin' Up convention by Paula.)


Not long now til new catalogue day.   Have a super week.

Cheers, Sue

Stampin' Up: New Catalogue Launch and Product Clubs


Here's a peek at the new in colours coming very soon in the new Stampin' Up! Australia catalogue - we're two weeks away from the official launch.  A few other new products featured there if you look closely. 

New Catalogue Launch: Avondale Heights

I'm holding my annual new catalogue launch very soon.  Here's all the details. 

When:  Sunday June 30th

Times:  2 sessions to choose from

10.30am - 12.30
2.00 - 4.00pm

Where: At my place in Avondale Heights

Come along to ......

* Share a bit of new catalogue excitement with other keen Stampin' Up people

* Get your copy of the new catalogue and see some new samples and new products
* Pop over to the make and take table to make two different cards
* Make (and take home) your new in colour bookmark with a sample of each of this year's new in colours
* Test out a few other colours and products
* Share the fun of PRIZE PATROL.  Heaps of great prizes to win.
* Register for Designer Series Paper shares, In Colour Ribbon shares, or get more information about my product clubs starting in July.
* Have some drinks and nibblies while you browse through your new catalogue
* Place an order on the day to go in the draw for more great prizes - we always have lots of winners for the hostess rewards prize draw. Is it your year this year?
* Plus I'll have my retired stock table set up with a selection of retired stamps, tools and DSP.  Grab a bargain. 

Numbers are limited to 20 per session so customers and class ladies - grab your spots quickly.  I look forward to seeing you on launch day if you're able to make it along.

Get your new Stampin' Up catalogue

My boxes of catalogues have arrived.  If you're local - phone or email to arrange a time to collect your copy, or pick one up at June classes or on launch day.

If you're further afield, I can post one to you for $10.  Phone or email if you'd like me to pop one in the post.

Stampin' Up Product Clubs

This-and-that-bundleDo you have lots on your wish list? 
Do you love freebies? 
Want to spread your purchases out and earn some free products?

Perhaps a product club is for you.

Join from anywhere in Australia. 

How does it work?

* We have 6 people in the product club
* Place an order of at least $50 (plus P/H) each month from July until December (6 months in total.)
* Place your order online using the hostess code you'll be given each month. Your order will ship straight to you once you've placed it. Delivery is by Aussie Post and generally takes 1 - 2 weeks depending on your location. You can phone or email your order and payment details to me each month if you'd prefer.
* Place your order by the 20th of the month.
* For ONE of the 6 months you'll be the club hostess and that month you'll get to choose at least $50 of FREE PRODUCTS.  You can choose any current product.  If you'd like to you can gather a few extra orders during your hostess month (from craft loving friends or family anywhere in Australia) and you can qualify for extra freebies.
* Plus there'll be a few extra surprises along the way as part of the club

Our clubs start in July (as long as we've got a full group of 6) and it is a 6 month commitment. 

Get in touch if you'd like to have 6 months of fun as an extra special product club member.

June Card Making Classes - Avondale Heights

Here's a sneak peek at what we'll be doing this month at my June cardmaking classes.  We're doing snazzy backgrounds this month.  One card features a lovely soft watercoloured background and the other features a bright striking bouncing brayered background.  You'll love them!  (Inspired by a couple of wonderful presentations at our recent convention.)

Here's a peek ......




Pop over here CLASS PAGE to check out the dates, details and available places.

Lots of excitement happening over the next month.  I hope your week is off to a wonderful start. 

Happy stamping!

Cheers, Sue

MDS: Family History Photobook

I think I'm about to catch the family history bug!  I've been looking through the blog posts over at and came across this one (click here to check it out) that uses the Family History Photobook Download. 

I've got that one on my computer so I immediately opened it and got started.  (My Saturday morning scrapbooking on my laptop in my PJs is becoming a nice new weekend routine.)  So far I've done the front cover - using a photo I found in my 'old family photos' album on the computer. I didn't change anything - just added the photo, so this cover took me all of about 1 minute.  


Must go catch up with mum now and see exactly who these ancestors are, and then start filling in some of the other info in the template.  All the parts of the photobook are fully customisable so you can use it as is, or tweak bits around, mix and match with other digital elements you might have in your collection. 

I wasn't convinced a few years back on digital creating, but I'm completely hooked now - I love it for scrapbooking especially.  And the real beauty of it is that you can so easily print off extra copies for other family members.  Print as photobooks, or print single layouts and mix and match them with paper non digi layouts in a regular album.  So many options. I'm so excited about all the album ideas I've got spinning around in my head that I'm not sure where to start!  Just pick one and begin I guess. 


Useful tip:  I was thinking that I'd head over to my online store and buy this photobook download.  Luckily I checked out my MDS program first and found that I'd already bought it a few weeks back!  Easy to lose track of what you put on a wish list and what you clicked 'yes I'll have that now' (or perhaps that is just me!) Anyway - my tip of the day for MDS is this - while I'm browsing through all the great download options, I make a list of any downloads I'm keen on, and make sure to use the search functions on MDS first to check whether I've already bought it, or whether it came preinstalled when I bought the program. 

There are quite a few downloads on special for 25% off until June 15th.  Find them here in my online store.



Have a fabulous weekend everyone.



MDS Project: Family History and MDS Class

I love creating with MDS - right from my cosy couch with my laptop.  This morning I wanted to use one of my favourite old family photos.  This one is of my dad when he was a boy with my nana and pa, and his sisters. 


The background is Always Artichoke Script, and I've added lots of bits and pieces from one of my favourite kits - Downtown Grunge.  (This kit comes preloaded with MDS.)  I've also used stamps and embellishments from the Family History kit, and lots of stitching and transparent tape. 

It is so much fun creating with MDS.  No mess on the table, lots of colours and stamps and embellishments to play with and my absolute favourite bit - the undo button.  Makes it so easy to experiment and try different things, and you can just click undo if it doesn't work out how you'd envisaged.  Would be nice to have one of those for life wouldn't it. 

MDS Class - Melbourne

Want to find out a bit more about MDS?  I'm holding an introductory session in my lounge room in June.  Grab a cuppa and a comfy seat on the couch (if you're one of the first here, otherwise a not quite so comfy seat on a chair - wink) and I'll step you through a little MDS tour on my TV screen. 

Mds logo sueSaturday June 15th

Class being rescheduled.  New date coming soon.

2.00 - 3.00pm

Entry Fee $10.

Note: This class is free for my customers and class regulars. 

We'll take a look at:

* how to use the included templates

* designing a custom project

* an intro to some of the features and fabulousness.

If you've been a bit curious about MDS and would like to know more, this is a great way to discover more about it.  If that date doesn't suit, keep an eye out for dates in later months. 

Have a fabulous weekend.

Cheers, Sue