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December 2014

Happy Days

Aaah - I LOVE this time of year.  Nice and relaxed as the year draws to a close and a new one is about to begin.  So who is still eating Christmas/Boxing Day leftovers?  We're just about at the end of ours I think with ham toasties for breakfast.  I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. 

I dug out some of my Stampin' Up supplies the day before Christmas for some last minute wrapping and tag making. 

Brown paper packages

Tag kit


Hannah made tags for her presents using MDS. (She bought some presents for us with her pocket money - such a sweetie.) 

Hannah tag

We woke up at our house Christmas morning - quite a rarity as we often stay at my mum and dad's.  Our morning looked a bit like this ....


Jack pretty much thought everything was "awesome."  Pokemon cards - awesome.  Paints - awesome.  A book - awesome. 

We found a reasonably priced phone for Hannah (who has let us know for the last year that she's the only child in the entire universe without one apparently!)  I think it is now surgically attached to her hand. 


Off to mum and dad's for a delicious Christmas lunch and dinner with my side of the family.  I love all the traditions of our Christmas.  The plates that were my grandparent's wedding set, the tablecloth handed down from past generations, the cutlery that was a wedding gift to mum and dad. 


Hannah and my mum decorating the Christmas pav. 



Home again to our place then we did it all again on Boxing Day with John's side of the family.  It was our turn to host this year.  Class ladies - my class table got a Christmas makeover!


A lovely day of family, fun, billiards, basketball, photos and catching up.  And of course - lots of EATING!  I don't think I need to eat for a week now. 

We had family staying for a few extra days so organised an excursion to the Melbourne Star.  Nice way to see the city.



So that was our Christmas.  I hope yours was wonderful.  I do love this post Christmas week too - a bit of relaxing down time.  We're having a bit of a rumpus room makeover with some help from Ikea. 

Before I go, here's a peek at this week's Weekly Deals for anyone wanting to do some specials shopping to add to their craft collection.  Some great framelits this week. 


You can find them here:  Weekly Deals

Have a great week and I hope you've got some creative time happening. 

Happy stamping!

Cheers, Sue


Butterflies Thinlits by Stampin' Up: Sneak Peek


I think one of my favourites from our upcoming Occasions Catalogue is the Butterflies Thinlits.  Cuts 3 gorgeous butterflies - one that coordinates with stamps, plus two beautifully detailed ones. 

I've featured the largest one on this card.  Other sneak peeks are Spring Flowers Embossing Folder and the stamp from Crazy About You stamp set - tons of handy words and phrases that work well with the Hello You thinlits.  This thinlit set features 'you' as shown in the card, plus 'happy', 'hello' and 'thanks'. 

Handy Tip:  Pop a piece of baking paper or wax paper between the thinlit and cardstock when you're using these finer ones.  It'll help you remove your butterfly or word.  I used our Tombow glue. 

Handy Tip #2: If you have to cut a gazillion of the butterflies for your club ladies and VIP customers - enlist the help of 2 children.  My two are expert 'pokers' now and we have confetti EVERYWHERE.  :-)  We usually do chores because mum said so for love in our place, but I may have said they could have 25c per butterfly in this case. Wink. 


To get your new Occasions Catalogue and Saleabration 2015 Booklet - email me today.

To find out more about my Saleabration Product Club or to register for a spot - click here  Saleabration Club

Happy Creating!

Cheers, Sue

Stampin' Up: Saleabration 2015 Product Club

Taking names now for my Saleabration 2015 Stampin' Up Product Club


My Product Club girls get some extra benefits like priority mailing of new catalogues - they're in the post first.  Plus some surprise little gifts.  This week my current club members are receiving an Occasions Catalogue sample pack shown above with some DSP and other bits from our new 'released on Jan 6th' range.  During our current club they also received a sparkle pack with some glimmer paper, fancy vellum and envelopes.  Always nice to get a little surprise in the mail isn't it.

So what's a club all about???  Here's the 'in a nutshell' summary.  Scroll down for more detail.

  • Spend $100 per month for 3 months
  • Choose a free Saleabration item each month
  •  Earn $50 of products in rewards

Do you have lots on your Stampin' Up wish list?  Do you love freebies?

This is a great way to spread your purchases out and earn some free products?

Join from anywhere in Australia.  I'd love to welcome you to the club.

Starting January 2015

  • Spend $100 per month for 3 months as part of the club.  January, February, March 2015. 
  • Order online and use the hostess code I send you at the start of each month.  If you are local you can order by phone/email and pick your order up from my place.
  • 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 when you join the club 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 at all from our range. 
  • All club members will receive a free copy of our new annual catalogue Occasions Catalogue and the 2015 Saleabration brochure.

Email or phone to register now or ask a question.   It is a great way to spread out your purchases and earn some free products along the way. 

Do you have some craft loving friends?  If you love my Product Clubs, let them know - perhaps they'd like to join the fun too.

Pop back tomorrow and I'll show you a sneak peek card using some of the new upcoming products.



New Stampin Up Catalogues Have Arrived


Guess what arrived on Friday??  First up my free demonstrator copy of the new Occasions Catalogue and Saleabration booklet.  Thoroughly enjoyed making a cuppa and sitting down for a good read.  (I'd seen it online in our demonstrator site but much more fun to read the paper version I find.) 

Then later that afternoon (just when I'd about given up on the mail truck making a visit) - ding dong!  My favourite delivery guy. 

Now this should keep me entertained for a quite a while .....


And I have good news for you too!   In the second box is all of your catalogues - yippee. 

This weekend I'm mailing to my club girls, anyone who has requested a catalogue and those who have ordered in the last 6 months *.  Email if you'd like to go on my priority weekend mailing list. 

* Unless you ticked the no contact option when ordering online as this means I don't have your contact details. 


Have a wonderful weekend. 



Stampin' Up Australia: Massive End Of Year Sale

Stampin Up Sale

Hello!  I woke up this morning to find that Stampin' Up are having an end of year sale with selected products discounted by up to 80%. 

* Sale is from Dec 5 - Jan 5

* While stocks last.  I'd not delay too long if you have your eye on something.

* Includes retired items, some current products - even a few Christmas products.

* There are no refunds for change of mind or exchanges on end of year sale item.

Pop on over here to browse or shop:  Sue's Online Store Sale Section

Happy Stamping!

Cheers, Sue

Here's a little peek at a few of the screens from the sale section ......

Sale items


Sale items 2


Sale items 3


And lots more.  :-)

Stampin' Up: Christmas Cards With Sparkle


Don't you just LOVE glimmer paper?  Our Stampin' Up glimmer paper is such lovely quality - nice fine glitter for maximum sparkle.  This is my favourite of our current colours - Dazzling Diamonds.  Two 12 x 12" sheets for $8.95.  We used some for the background panels of one of our November Christmas Card Class cards. 

How To Make It: For this card I've stamped the Merry (from Seasonally Scattered stamp set) in Versamark then stamped it onto Whisper White cardstock.  White (or clear would work too) embossing powder then a heat gun to set it.  Next I sponged Real Red ink over the top.  Just keep sponging until you're happy with the depth of colour.  Wipe the excess ink off the stamped image.  I've cut it out using my Big Shot and Apothecary Accents framelit.  

Here's another colour variation - this time in Night Of Navy, featuring gold glimmer paper.


Another option was to skip the sponging and just emboss in white onto Navy or Red cardstock.  This stamp is quite forgiving really for embossing as if you get the occasional extra fleck of powder - it blends in with the snowflakes.  Love this Cherry Cobbler sheer ribbon from the Holiday Catalogue. 


Can you spot the rhinestones and pearls on these cards - the little finishing touches?



Happy December!  Didn't the 1st Dec roll around quickly.  I'm still feeling a tad Novemberish.  ;-) 

Cheers, Sue

Don't forget our joining special ends tomorrow night (Tuesday) so if you're pondering becoming a demonstrator, ask any questions - happy to help.  Then if you'd like $235 of products for $126.75, head on over to this link and select your starter kit goodies.  Join Sue's Team

A closer look at some of the products from today's card for those of you shopping from home:

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