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July 2014

Stampin' Up New Catalogue Launch 2014: The Wrap Up

We had a lovely launch week last week with 17 ladies here on Wednesday evening and another 15 here on Sunday afternoon to enjoy some new catalogue fun.  I've got some pics to share tonight, plus our big list of prize winners. 


Everyone got a goodie bag on entry with some new catalogue bits and pieces.  I love the new Polka Dot Tag A Bags (pg 201).  Names went into the cup ready for our door prizes.

My trusty assistant (Ms Hannah, 11) helped me add a little decorative touch to the bags.


I do like those doilies.  A pack of 24 is just $4.95 so I always have a couple of packs on hand. 


We started out in the lounge room with a look at some of our new products, then after drawing the first of our door prizes everyone made their way to a range of activities. 

There was a little bookmark making table.  Our bookmark shows off this year's new In Colours.  (Bookmarks inspired by these ones.)   We chose our favourite tag topper punch to shape the top, added some little punched features and some coordinating ribbon.  This year's In Colour ribbon is beautiful. 


On the dining table we had two projects.  We gave the Envelope Punch Board a test drive with some retired DSP and made an envelope. 


And we had a bit of a lucky dip using the Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit on page 196.  This kit has everything you need to make 20 cards (3 different sizes) so we made one each to give it a test run. 



Everything you need including a 7 piece stamp set and a couple of tiny ink pads.


Along the kitchen bench we had stations set up for another card.  For this one we used the little note cards and envelopes packs.  We used Whisper White. They're also now available in Crumb Cake.   Page 194.  You get 20 blank cards and envelopes for $9.95 so great value. 


I've managed to not take a pic of our finished card so I'll have to share that another day.  You can see the almost done one in this pic.  We used the Flower Patch stamp set - one of my new favourites.  We used post it notes to mask off an area for our greeting.


In between projects there were displays to browse.  I'll give you a closer look at those in the coming weeks.


A colour display .......  I do love our Stampin' Up colour families.  Which is your favourite?



Project Life table ......


Our door prize basket ......


Our door prize winners on Wednesday night were Kay, Helen, Gail S, and Tracey.  And our Sunday afternoon winners were Clare S, Lesley, Anne-Marie, Lina and Carolyn.  I hope you all enjoyed your choice from the basket. 

(This card CASEd from this one by Dawn and features our fabulous fringing scissors.  Page 215.)


Everyone had a voting slip where they jotted their favourite hostess set, stamp set and other product.  On Sunday we drew out a winner from the Wednesday basket, and the last few people there on Sunday helped draw Sunday's winner out.   The winners got to choose a free ink pad. 

Claire F - You've won a Blackberry Bliss Ink Pad

Lina C - You've won a Baked Brown Sugar Ink Pad


And now the bit that my launch ladies have been waiting for - the Hostess Rewards Prize Draw.  Everyone who ordered at the launch got a ticket in the draw for every $50 of products ordered.  I've tallied up the orders and drawn out the names.  Everyone jotted something they'd choose if they won the $30 prize or $15 prize.  

Drumroll please .........

Judy P chose Bloom With Hope hostess stamp set

Carmen C chose Bloom With Hope hostess stamp set too.  (This was a popular one!)

Carolyn chose the Elegant Butterfly Punch

Tegan chose Age Awareness stamp set

Amanda chose  (just confiriming)

Helen W chose the Essentials Paper Piercing Template

Rosa chose the Woodgrain Embossing Folder

Anne R chose the Crumb Cake Note Cards and Envelopes

Gail A chose the Cherry Cobbler A4 Cardstock

Congratulations to all of this year's Hostess Rewards Prize Draw winners.

And thank you to everyone who came along and helped make it a fun launch. 

I'll let you know when all of our things arrive and are ready for pick up.


Back another day with a closer look at some of the new catalogue creations I've been making lately. 

Cheers, Sue

Launch Week

It is launch time in Avondale Heights.  Just one or two spots left for Wednesday night (tonight!)  Five spots left for Sunday afternoon.   Phone or email to book your spot for our new catalogue launch. It is going to be heaps of fun.  Details here.

Product demos.  Two cards to make, plus a bookmark.  Try out the envelope punch board.  Check out all the samples and see lots of the new products.  Have some nibblies and a cuppa while you enjoy the new catalogue atmosphere.    Vote for your favourite products and go in the draw for a free ink pad.  Plus door prizes of course. 

Keep an eye out here - I'll have a ton of cards to share once launch week is over. 

Cheers, Sue

MDS: Digital Project Life and Convention 2014

Hello.  While I'm waiting for my big box of new catalogue goodies to arrive I've been doing some creating of the digital kind using MDS.  Working on my Project Life 2014 album - some May happenings.  One highlight of May was the Stampin' Up convention: Inspire.Create.Share.    Here's some pages recording some of the fun.



And a double page of friends.  Nice to have some pics and journaling to bring back a little of that convention magic and smiles. 


I've used the digital version of the Everyday Adventure Project Life Kit.  I have the 'in the box' version as well and it is a lovely, bright, happy set of cards.  Great for everyday memory keeping. 

I've been having lots of fun with ink and cardstock as well but no pics yet - still making! 

Happy creating. 

Cheers, Sue

Stampin' Up Australia: New Catalogue 2014 Is Here

New catalogue heading

July 1st - Who is excited?  Our new catalogue officially launches today.

You can browse through all the great new products in my online store here:  Sue's Online Store

Or downline the PDF here:   Stampin' Up New Catalogue PDF

If you haven't got your copy yet and would like to grab a cuppa and read through one - get in touch.

Don't forget those post it notes - you'll need them.  Lots of great new products and a ton of photos of beautiful projects you can try at home.

You can pick up your free copy (Avondale Heights), or I can post one for $10. 

Here's just a few things you'll find in this year's catalogue.

Project LifeProject Life:  Lots of great Project Life products to make memory keeping so quick and easy.  A great solution if you've got tons of photos and no time to create.  

Use the Project Life system on its own, or combine it with traditional scrapbooking - customise it to what suits you. 


BlendabilitiesBlendabilities:  Our new alcohol markers - so great for colouring and blending.  I'm having lots of fun with these. 

We've got 6 colours plus the skin tones available now and the rest on August 1st.  Plus you can now order Memento Ink and the Colour Lifter.


A Groovy Index:  Check out pages 245 - 247.  A snazzy index of all our greeting sets including pictures.  (Is it just me that gets excited about an index - ha ha.  I really like this one.)  Looking for a Happy Birthday or a swirly font - just browse through here to help you find your perfect greeting.

Bundles - There are lots of great new bundles.  Buy both coordinating products together and save 15%.   Keep an eye out for the Bundle And Save boxes through the catalogue.  Stamps and punches, stamps and coordinating framelits.  Lots of new coordinating products - something Stampin' Up are famous for.  Makes crafting so easy.

Projects - Scattered generously through the catalogue are projects you can try at home.  Great photos plus all the products you need with handy page references.  There are so many beautiful creations through this one - a great resource to have on hand. 


If you'd like to share some new catalogue excitement with some other Stampin' Up fans - come along to my New Catalogue Launch later this month.  All the details here: Launch Dates and Details.  Filling up fast - just a few spots left. 

Happy New Catalogue day. 

Cheers, Sue