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November 2014

Stampin' Up: New Catalogues, Clubs and Specials


Lots of excitement happening right now with Stampin' Up.  Here's a little summary to keep you up to date!

25% off the starter kit for one week only - starts tomorrow. 

  • So happy stampers - who would love to connect with others, be inspired, have some fun and enjoy all that Stampin' Up! has to offer.
  • One more sleep til the 'join the team' promotion. Save 25% on the starter kit, construct your own kit with any of your favourite products.
  • $235 of products for $126.75, free postage, free pack of catalogues and business supplies.
  • An extra 5% cash back on your December sales on top of the usual 20 - 30% discount. Tempted? Get in touch and I'll send you my FAQ info.

Taking names now for my 2015 Saleabration Product Clubs

  • We kick off in January 2015.
  • Spend $100 per month for 3 months as part of the club.  January, February, March 2015
  • Choose any Stampin' Up products that take your fancy - Project Life, Blendabilities, Big Shot accessories, stamps and inks - any Stampin' Up items from our range. 
  • Choose a FREE SALEABRATION product each month for 3 months.  I'll post you a Saleabration brochure as soon as they arrive so you can start listing your favourites.
  • One of the months you'll also get to pick $50 of free products.  Choose from our exclusive hostess items in the back of the catalogue, or pick anything from our range. 
  • All club members will receive a free copy of our new annual catalogue Occasions Catalogue and the 2015 Saleabration brochure.

Coming soonNew Occasions Catalogue and Saleabration 2015 Brochure out very soon

  • Drop me a text or email (with your mailing address)  if you'd like a free copy of these new catalogues and I'll get them in the post to you as soon as my boxes arrive in December.  


OK - I think you're all up to date now on all the Stampin' Up happenings.  :-)

Have a great week and get in touch if I can help you with anything or if you've got questions on any of that.

Cheers, Sue

Nearly forgot!  While we're talking news, here's this week's Weekly Deals.  End Tuesday and we'll have a new batch Wednesday.  Shopping? Find them here: Weekly Deals Section


Christmas Gift Idea #2: This And That Journals

Looking for some Christmas gift ideas for the craft lover in your life? 

This week I'll have some ideas for you from the Stampin' Up range. 

Christmas Gife Idea #2:  Stampin' Up This And That Journals

A great gift option for the journal keeper, those who like to personalise their things, teens, pre teens and all of us who love stationery. 


There are several This and That journals to choose from.  Save 15% when you grab a bundle which comes with the journal, a coordinating pack of stickers and some matching washi tape. 


Jot notes, stick in photos, record thoughts, write lists - how will you use your This and That journal.


Here's a closer look ....


To do some Christmas shopping for your favourite craft lover, just head on over to my online store and have a browse.  Remember Aussie Post gets busy in December so place your order nice and early. 

Phase 10Have a great day.  We're having a nice relaxing one here.  So lovely to get to a day with nothing on the calendar after a busy few weeks. 

We've recently discovered the card game Phase 10 so I can see a game of that ahead for our afternoon I think. 

Always nice to find a game that the whole family enjoys.  And one that doesn't need to be plugged in!  My two need a break from all things electronic today I think.


Cheers, Sue

Looking for those journals - you can find them here.  Click the picture for more info. 

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Christmas Gift Idea #1: Stampin' Up Project Life

Looking for some Christmas gift ideas for the craft lover in your life? 

This week I'll have some ideas for you from the Stampin' Up range. 

Christmas Gife Idea #1:  Stampin' Up Project Life

Perfect for the memory keeper, photo taker, story teller in your family. 


The perfect solution for getting those photos off the phones and cameras and into an album - quickly and easily.  Put together a package - an album, Project Life card kit, coordinating accessory kit, perhaps a stamp set and ink pad, or some journalling pens.  What a great gift. 

Here's a little video showing you what Project Life is all about. 


You'll find the whole Project Life by Stampin' Up range here in my store:  Project Life Products

Got any questions?  Drop me an email or phone to ask.  I'd be happy to help.

Cheers, Sue

Some of my favourites from our Project Life range are right here. 

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Stampin' Up Joining Special: One Week Only

Watch this space if you're a Stampin' Up fan. There's a ONE WEEK ONLY joining special starting 25th November, til 2nd December.

Get the starter kit at 25% off. (That's $235 of whatever products you'd like for $126.75, postage free.)

Plus you'll also get an EXTRA 5% discount in December on any order. (A total of 25 - 35% discount on December orders.)

AND you'll get to see and preorder from a brand new catalogue. (The Occasions Catalogue coming next year to customers. We get a peek a month early.)

This special starts on November 25th. I'll have more details then. Holler if you've got any questions about becoming a demonstrator. I'd love to welcome you to my team.  With Saleabration just ahead - our biggest promotion of the year, this is a great time to join the crew. 

Cheers,   Sue

More Birthdays: Hannah and John's Cards

October was a busy birthday month for us.  Hannah turned 12 and John had a birthday too.  Here's a couple of ideas for quick and easy birthday cards using Stampin' Up products. 

(Term 4 is crazy busy here so quick and easy is my motto for dinners, parties, cards and everything else!!) 

For Hannah I started with something sparkly - silver glimmer paper.   I cut some banners out using the Hearts A Flutter framelits then cut the Little Letters from each banner.  The DSP is from Confetti Celebrations.  Some candy dots and a rhinestone to finish. 


And here is her Smartie cake - inspired by a swag of them in cyberspace. 


For John's birthday I used my banner framelits (on special this week in the Weekly Deals) and one of the patterned papers from Flashback DSP to make a super simple card, decorate a bag to match and the envelope.  In the bag I put a home made voucher to go to the Wood Working Show and get some additions to the wood turning tool kit, and some hunks of wood to turn into projects. 


Looking forward to seeing these turn into bowls and what not.  Isn't creating fun - whatever medium you prefer. 


Happy creating!

Cheers, Sue

Here are some of the products featured.  Scroll across to see the whole swag of them. 


Dad's 70th Birthday: Cards, Album and Malteser Cake


We've had a few birthdays in our place in the last couple of months so there's been a bit of card making happening.  My dad had a milestone birthday.  Hannah and I made him this malteser cake (with some extra jaffas for a pop of red.)   Here's the card I made ....


The robot stamp is retired now.  I love the word bubble framelits - definitely a handy set to have in the framelit collection. 

Hannah (12) made use of the Little Letters Framelits to make this card. 


Jack (8) elected for just a pen and a piece of paper.   Love his sense of humour. 



Before his birthday I got in touch with a swag of relatives and got them to send a birthday message or funny memory.  MDS made it easy to put the scanned or typed messages, stories and photos together into a photobook. 

Here's a look at the front cover.  I used Well Word DSP throughout - the digital DSP packs make it easy to produce a coordinated look. 


And the title page (with faces masked for privacy.) 


It is a bit of a personal gift so can't share too much more but it came up so well.  I think the nicest part of putting together photobooks is watching people read them.  Great way to capture lots of people's thoughts and a ton of funny anecdotes.   I kept it super simple - just picked a background paper, inserted the scanned letter or typed in a text box.  Added a matting layer and drop shadow.  Photos done with the same process on the facing page. 

I'll be back next time with Hannah's birthday bits and pieces. 

Cheers, Sue

Here's a look at some of the products featured.  Click on supply list for a printable version. 


Stampin' Up Gift Wrapping: Boxes and Bags

Got lots of little gifts to give this year?  Here's some ideas for ways to gift wrap something special for your friends or family. 


This is one of my current favourites - the Curvy Keepsake Framelit.  Just cut two pieces, attach them together at the base then it folds together.  Comes with 3 little tag framelits too. 

Perfect for a little gift.  It fits 2 Ferrero Rochers, or 2 Lindt Balls.  My class ladies voted it'd fit jewelry very well too!

For something a little larger, you might like the new Takeout Boxes.  Easy to dress up with a 'belly band.'  Slightly fiddly to fold together so don't try this one after a couple of Christmas champagnes!  ;-)
 One last idea for today - here's an option using our pretty dotty bags.  Aren't they cute.  We dressed this one up at class last month. 
If you're looking for some gift wrapping ideas, I hope these have been useful to you.
Happy Christmas Shopping! 
Cheers, Sue

Stampin' Up: Many Merry Stars Kit

Stars kit 3

So glad I ended up adding the Many Merry Stars Simply Created Kit to my last order.  It is quite a fun one to put together.  I think I'm going to put a collection of the finished stars over near our fireplace for some Christmas festivity. 

Here's a closer look at the kit and some ideas for using the finished stars ....

Stars kit 2

Stars kit 4

Stars kit 5

Stars kit 6

Stars kit 7

Stars kit 8

Stars kit 9

Aren't there some lovely ideas there for things to do with the kit. 

Prefer video??   Here's a you tube clip giving you a closer look ....



And some extra ideas .....


Get yours for $44.95 - You'll find it here if you're keen to add it to your shopping cart.

Many Merry Stars Simply Created Kit

Happy Creating!

Cheers, Sue 

Stampin' Up: Extra Christmas Supplement

Hello, hello.  Hope you are staying sane in this busy patch of the year.  Haven't quite made it to my blog for almost a month so I have a bit to update you on! 

First up we've got some extra new Christmas products - a couple of stamp sets, a great stars decor kit and some fabulous Project Life Christmas products.  You'll find them in this Christmas supplement.

Holiday supplement sue madex

Let me know if you'd like me to pop one in the post for you, or browse through the new things online here:

Online Store: New Christmas Supplement Products

You can find the brochure and other current catalogues in PDF form here:  Catalogues and Supplement

Here's a closer look at a few of my favourites .....


Really like this stars stamp set.  It coordinates with our stars framelits.  My team member Rachel let me know that she and a friend discovered that image in the top left fits beautifully into the tree punch too - handy to know.  We'll be using this set at my November Christmas Card Classes. 



Hannah and I have been having a lot of fun making up the 25 stars in this gorgeous kit.  There are a whole bunch of sizes.  They're 3D and everything is supplied.  We're finding an extra little dollop of craft glue is handy for keeping them firmly stuck together.  We're almost finished making up the stars then are looking forward to the decorating bit. 

Stars kit

I'll have some more pics of this kit tomorrow. 


For those memory keepers out there, the Christmas supplement has some great new Project Life products. 

Check out these Hello December cards and the coordinating accessory pack.  Use it for an album, a December Daily project or use them to make some cards. 

Hello december cards

Hello december accessory pack

I love the Cherry album too .....

Cherry album


My last batch of classes for 2014 kick off next week.  Only a few places left.  Get in touch to book a spot.  All the dates and details (and available places) are right here:  Sue's Class Page

Happy Stamping!

See you tomorrow for a closer look at that stars kit.

Cheers, Sue