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May 2015

Stampin' Up Fans: June 2nd Is A Big Day!

Not long to go now until June 2nd.  That is shaping up to be a MASSIVE day in Stampin' Up land. 

So what is so special about June 2nd???

** It is the LAST day you can get your retiring list items.  Here's a quick video with a few favourites from the list.  Click here to shop:  Online Store


** It is the FIRST day that you can order from the brand new catalogue.  I must narrow down my list.  I think my calculator may explode if I try entering my current wish list!!

** It is the LAST day you can order from the Occasions Catalogue.  (With the bunch of flowers on the front.)

** It is the LAST day for our current hostess rewards program.  The new Stampin' Rewards program starts from June 3rd.  Check your catalogues for details on both.  Got a big order? I'd put it in on the 2nd to take advantage of the hostess rewards and grab some extra freebies.

** Items that are carrying over into the new catalogue and having a price change will be at current (old) pricing on June 2nd.  New prices will take effect from June 3rd. 


.... there's a giant joining promotion coming in June.  (Yep - starting June 2nd.) 

Join as a demonstrator and  get free stamps when you join between 2 June and 30 June!  

You will get two stamp sets of your choice in your Starter Kit.

Which stamps do you get to choose from? That's the best part: you get to pick ANY STAMP SET from the new annual catalogue!

Check back for full details on 2 June. 

I'd love to welcome you to my Think Ink team.  If you love your Stampin' Up products and love some creating time - you'll fit right in. 

Gear up!  Next Tuesday is going to be a big day. 

If the website crashes in all the excitement - you can contact me on 0417 377 057 after 1.30pm Tuesday. 

Or phone Stampin' Up on 1800 787 867.      :-)


Keen to come along to a launch.  Thurs 18th June is booked out, just a couple of spots left for Saturday 20th, and still some space left for Friday 19th:  10.30 - 12.30.  Book your spot if you'd like to join in the fun.  Details here:  Launch Dates

We need a card pic don't we.  I've been making a few but haven't snapped any pics yet so I'll leave you with  a card shared by Stampin' Up featuring a sneak peek of a new stamp set - You've Got This.

Youve got this

 Happy end of May!   Report writing time for me (for my other job as a maths teacher) so I'm thinking some time at my craft desk might be a nice break between reports. 

Cheers, Sue

New Stampin' Up Catalogue 2015 Plus Catalogue Launch News

IMG_6419Would you like a copy of the brand spanking new Stampin' Up Catalogue?  Grab yourself some post it notes and get in touch to organise your copy.

Made a purchase in the last year? 

Catalogue is free to my gorgeous customers. 

Contact me to request yours.

Want to qualify for a free catalogue? 

Place your order during May and I'll pop one in the post.

Shop here:  Sue's Online Store.

(Great bargains in the retiring products section.)

Anyone else looking for a demonstrator: 
$7.50 payable by direct deposit and yours will be on its way.

(Friends: If you already have a Stampin' Up demonstrator get in touch with them to organise your copy of the snazzy new catalogue.) 

Stampin' Up Catalogue Launch

Are you local?  Avondale Heights, in Melbourne's west.

Come along to one of my catalogue launches and join in the new catalogue excitement with lots of other friendly faces.

3 dates to choose from:  

Thursday 18th June:  7.30 - 9.30pm 

Booked Out


2015_04_30_1395Friday 19th June:  10.30am - 12.30

 10 spots left


Saturday 20th June:  2.00 - 4.00

Just 2 spots left


Entry: $15


Come along to a launch for lots of new catalogue fun:

  • A sample bag
  • A new catalogue (if you haven't picked one up earlier)
  • Make and take projects
  • New in colour chart
  • Displays
  • Drinks and nibblies
  • Door prizes
  • Plus a big prize draw for those placing orders at the launch

Places are limited to 16 per event - so book your spot early. 

Phone/text 0417 377 057 or email to reserve your place.

(Regular classes returning in July.)

Catalogue launches are always loads of fun.  Hope to see you there. 

Cheers, Sue

Happy Mothers Day

Wishing all the mums out there a very happy Mothers' Day.


I woke up to a nice collection of treasures from the Mothers' Day stall. 



Nice day for counting blessings. 

Have a wonderful week.

Cheers, Sue

Stampin' Up Convention Wrap Up


What a fun 5 days on the Gold Coast at the Stampin' Up InspireCreateShare2015 event.  Thought you might like to see a few highlights.  Stamping friends, brand new products, a cool 80s band, horses, tons of rain, tons of laughs - convention had it all. 

One of the very exciting bits - got our hands on the BRAND new catalogue.  My boxes are about to arrive - they're at the post office as we speak.  So if you'd like your own copy, get in touch and I'll get one to you.  Free to my customers.  Otherwise $7.50 to post.  Qualify for a free catalogue and grab yourself a bargain from our retiring list.  Click here to shop:  Sue's Online Stampin' Up Store

(Already have a Stampin' Up demonstrator? Get in touch with them to organise your snazzy new catalogue.)

Mine looks like this after a nice two hour flight home with a pack of post it notes. 


Time for the wrap up.  Wednesday was a special day for leaders.  An afternoon of classes then off on the bus to Outback Spectacular for dinner and a show.  Fun!   Lots of rewards from Stampin' Up for working consistently.  (And for having fabulous customers like mine. Wink!)



Our head office staff got into the action here in a ride on mower race.  That's Aaron who heads things up in Australia, Shannon West - Curriculum Developer and Trainer, and Rich Jutkins - Stampin' Up President.  Dave's mower wasn't cooperating!


Loved sharing it with these girls from my team. 

Managers 3

There was also a recognition room for people who'd achieved particular things.  Nice place to visit!



Thursday, Friday and Saturday were filled with classes, product presentations and lots more fun.

Here's a few peeks ......

Gorgeous kits - can't wait for this one. 



How cute is this tin? Store your cards in it.  Plus it COMES with bits and pieces to make a bunch of cards. 


Introducing our new upcoming in colours .....


Mixed with our current ones ......



New colours, new butterfly stamp and new framelits, gorgeous lacy ribbon and little resin flowers - so much to love in these! 



Love that Stampin' Up has brought a bunch of creative friends into my life. 



(If you're at Broadbeach at any time - this restaurant was FANTASTIC.  Best meal I've had in ages.) 

Make and take time with a room full of happy stampers! 



Made some little convention books for my Think Ink team. 


Some beautiful exclusive hostess sets in the new catalogue.  You can shop from this section if you place a $250+ order, gather $250 or more in orders from friends or host a fun gathering for friends where I'll bring my things and we can all make a card. 



New papers - this is my favourite, yum!



Awards and people to cheer across the stage. 

Thanks to all my fabulous customers, class ladies and gorgeous Think Ink team.  I received a sales award, recruiting award and got to walk across for my $200,000 career sales milestone too.  Thanks everyone. xx

Sue stage 2

Speaking of stages, this year I got to do a presentation on stage as part of the In A Nutshell class.  I spoke for 10 minutes about all the fabulous fun of catalogue launches.  Which reminds me - check my class page here for dates and details about June launches and book your spot. 

All miked up ready to go ....

Microphone on


Friday night was the after party with the band Awesome 80s. 

Awesome 80s


Some of the Think Ink crew with Sara - acting CEO. 

Friday night think ink

Last few sneak peeks ......





Cake - let's finish up on cake.  Quite topical in our house as I also came home with a book that is inspiring me to eat a bit less sugar.  Kids are not rapt with this idea! 

Jack (8) on the way home from school today:  Are you sure you don't just eat all the sugar things in the pantry while we're at school? And then we get home and you're all "Let's eat healthy folks. I'm serious. This is not a drill."

Ha ha.  He does make me laugh that kid.  Was nice to be away, but nice to get home to John and the kids too.  They had a great time.  Actually that's all I've been hearing about all week.  "Dad makes nicer lunches than you do.  Dad took us to Fergusson Plarre after school.  Dad empties the dishwasher HIMSELF you know."  :-)  Gotta love it. 

Well, I hope you've enjoyed a few snippets from Inspire Create Share 2015 and some sneaky peeks at all the gorgeous NEWNESS coming up very soon.  Our new catalogue goes live on June 2nd.  That's also the LAST DAY for the current big catalogue and the Occasions one. 

Get in touch if you'd like a copy of the new catalogue, and if you're local - book your spot at one of my June launches. Spots are filling!

Happy stamping!

Cheers, Sue