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October Stampin' Up News

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Lots of exciting news this month from Stampin' Up Australia as part of our 25th anniversary celebrations.

Party-more-flyerThere's a Party More Promotion - Get a bonus $25  of hostess $$ to spend with a qualifying order.

What's That Mean? 

Host a $400 party  (or)

Place a $400 order (or)

Get together with some friends/family to put together a $400 order

..... and you'll get the usual $60 plus a bonus $25 of hostess rewards - that is $85 in total to spend on whatever current products you've fallen in love with, including our exclusive hostess items. 

Get in touch if you'd like to take advantage of this offer.

 Plus there's another exciting October special ......

Join For Just $25 - Lowest Joining Fee EVER

Join for $25

Interested in joining the fun as a Stampin' Up Demonstrator?  

For TWO WEEKS ONLY - October 7th - 21st - you can join as a demonstrator for just $25.

For $25 you'll get to choose products to the value of $26.95 plus you'll get 8 catalogues, 8 holiday catalogues, orders forms, brochures and what not. 

As a demonstrator you get an ongoing discount of at least 20%, plus you get 30% off your first $300+ order* placed within 45 days of joining (*as well as the usual hostess benefits.)

What else do you get? 

*A swag of craft loving friends when you join the demonstrator community and my Think Ink team. 

* A fun, friendly team facebook group where you can find people sharing ideas, tips, challenges, swaps and lots more

* Great Stampin' Up events like our annual convention, or small and friendly ones like my casual team get togethers for a stamp and chat. 

* Remain active with orders (from you or others) of just $400 per quarter (plus P/H, GST.)  You have until the end of March, 2014 to reach your first minimum.  If you have a few craft loving friends (or - blush - love investing in your craft stash) this is easy peasy. 

* Finish up anytime with no penalty - you just go back to being a customer again. 

* If you're keen to work hard and build a thriving business there are FABULOUS other rewards on offer for demonstrators - free and discounted product bundles, cash bonuses, free event registration and exciting trips.  I've been so excited to earn two trips in my 6 years as a demonstrator - Hamilton Island in 2010 and Utah this year. 

* My Think Ink team has over 100 lovely ladies from all over Australia and we'd love to give you a warm welcome to the crew.   Get in touch if you'd like more information.  This offer starts from October 7th and finishes October 21st. 


If you are one of my newsletter subscribers (there's a sign up box up there at top right) - keep an eye on your inbox, my October bumper newsletter edition went out tonight.  I think we set a new record for length so grab a cuppa and happy browsing. 

Happy Stamping!

Cheers, Sue

Stampin' Up Australia: Retirement List Is Up


Click here:  Retirement List

It is that time of year - the Stampin' Up Australia Retirement List is up.  This lists all the products that will be disappearing from our range this month.  These items are available WHILE STOCKS LAST.

Some items are discounted by up to 50%.   I spotted some discounted embossing folders on the list.


The quickest way to get your order in is to order online at my online store.  (Click here: Online store)

If online ordering is not for you, just phone or email your order  through as usual and I'll place it for you.  Don't forget to include payment details and your delivery address.

Happy shopping!

Cheers, Sue

Stampin Up Special: Bonus Products April/May


Love your Stampin' Up products??  Get some bonus extras from April 15 til May 30.

Hostesses:  An extra $60 in freebies with a $400 party.  So that makes $120 in free products all up. 

Got a big wish list?  You qualify for this special with a $400 order.  (Or get together with a friend or two and place your order together.)   

Local ladies - check my newsletter for more ways to share the fun with this special.

Join the crew:  We're always keen to add some more friendly faces to the team.  Join as a demonstrator and get a bonus $60 of value in your kit.  Choose any products to the value of $295 for just $169.  Bargain. 

I got my 5 year pin in the post earlier this year - 5 fun years as a Stampin' Up demonstrator.  Isn't it cute.


Happy stamping!   Hope you like this month's newsletter - should be in your inboxes now.  There's a sign up box up the top right there if you'd like to join my newsletter crew.

Cheers, Sue  

Stampin' Up Australia: Freshening Up The Colour Palette

Hello everyone.  Another announcement today from Stampin' Up Australia.  They've been busy busy lately. 

Stampin' Up love to keep their colour palette fresh and up to date, which means it is time for a little 'freshen up'.   Here's the details ....


3 brand new colours, 7 in colours making the move into the colour families, and to make room for those changes we'll be saying goodbye to 10 colours. 

The ones heading off are Regal Rose, Pretty In Pink, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red, Bravo Burgundy, Not Quite Navy, More Mustard and River Rock.

We found out today that products (inks, refills, cardstock, ribbons etc) in these 10 colours are available while stocks last from today.  If you need an ink refill or cardstock or what not, I'd recommend ordering fairly quickly based on prior experience. 

I'm super excited to see some of my favourite in colours sticking around, and love the sound of Smoky Slate.  Will possibly miss More Mustard for a brief moment.  What are you happy to see in the colour families or sad to see go?  I'd love to hear.

Get in touch if you'd like to order anything, or click here and hit Shop Now:  Online Ordering     if you'd prefer to place your order through my online store.  Handy for middle of the night shopping. 

Happy stamping!

Cheers, Sue



Stampin' Up Australia Special: Sent With Love Kit

Hello,  Hope you had a wonderful Easter weekend.  I thoroughly enjoyed a few days relaxing with family.  We've had a bit of a gourmet few days eating out and about, all washed down with some Easter eggs of course.  So I've woken up today to embark on health kick #237 - wish me luck! 

Thought I'd pop by here to tell you about a new Stampin' Up Australia special - the Sent With Love Kit. 

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Special Offer Dates:   1st April til 15 June

Details:  Purchase the exclusive limited time only Sent With Love Stamp Set, or Sent With Love Designer Series Paper, or bundle them together for a 20% discount.

Use the Sent with Love product suite to make an array of travel-themed projects, or get creative and use them for masculine projects, new baby arrivals and lots more.

Take a look at all the Sent with Love Designer Series Papers below!  I love the colours. 

Here's the details and pricing for you.

 Sent With Love Stamp Set (clear mount)    $33.95

Sent With Love Designer Series Paper   $18.95  (12 sheets of 12" x 12", double sided)


Save With A Bundle:   Or for extra good value (20% off retail price)  get the Bundle which includes the stamp set, the DSP plus some Calypso Coral Bakers Twine - all for $46.25


The Sent with Love Stamp Set and Sent with Love Designer Series Paper are only available during this special offer. After 15 June, they'll both fly away!

Phone or email if you'd like to order and I'd be happy to help, or alternatively visit my online store and place your order there.

Click here:  Online Ordering

(If that link doesn't work, click here for my demonstrator website and hit the Shop Now button.) 

Happy Stamping and I hope your Easter weekend is relaxing and rejuvenating.

Cheers, Sue

December and January Specials: Clearance Rack


A first from Stampin' Up:   We’re temporarily taking over a hundred products out of retirement with discounts up to 70 percent off retail–only while supplies last!

We'll have four different groups of products on sale between 14 December -21 January. These are the sale periods:
  • 14-20 December
  • 21 December-3 January
  • 4-10 January
  • 11-21 January

Find all the details and the lists of sale items here:  Clearance Rack Blitz

Once you get there, click on the dates and you'll see a PDF list of products on special in each given week. 

Don't forget to check the dates carefully - each list is on special for that week only, and ONLY WHILE STOCKS LAST. 

Things will sell out.  If anything catches your eye get in quick or you may miss out.  

Updated to add: Some items have already sold out.   The ones I know of so far are Christmas Greetings wood, Real Red 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, A4 In Colour cardstock, Riding Hood Red and Wild Wasabi and Regal Rose 12 x 12, Basic Gray marker, Holiday Lineup, Soft Holly Wheel, Gold Brads

If you have an order for weeks 2, 3 or 4 - get it in early and I'll do my best to pop it in as early as possible.

Note, there are no refunds or exchanges on Clearance Rack items.

Shoot through an email or give me a buzz to place your order - don't forget payment details and delivery address.  If you'd like anything from the later 3 lists, you can let me know earlier and I'll place your order on the first day of that particular week. 

Have a peek in your inbox and you should see your Madex Creations December newsletter with step by step instructions for the easel card calendar plus these rather cute Milk Carton die houses from class this week.  There's a sign up box up the top right there if you'd like to join in with my newsletter crew. 


Happy stamping.   Cheers,  Sue

Two November Stampin' Up Specials

Aaah bliss - the start of a lovely 4 day weekend here with a great big NOTHING on the calendar.  Just what we needed after a busy month.  I'm plowing (and plodding - depending on the caffeine levels) through my massive craft room/study clean out.  Looking lovely in the study - and like a tornado zone everywhere else. 

My newsletter ladies have heard all about the two November specials from Stampin' Up.  (If you'd like to receive my email newsletter there's a sign up box at the top right there - just pop your email address in and click go or submit or whatever it says.) 


First up - a great month to purchase the Ornament Keepsakes stamp set and receive the Festive Paper Piercing Pack free.  (Special Price: Wood $82.90, Clear $70.90)

Or grab the coordinating framelits too with the Ornament Keepsakes bundle (stamp set and framelits together saving you 15%) and receive the Festive Paper Piercing Pack free.  (Special Price:  Wood $109.90, Clear $99.90)



If you're interested in any of these great Christmas products get in touch to place your order before the end of November.  I'd be happy to help.


Special number two runs until December 16th.  Receive a FREE collection of 10 ink pads when you host a $650 party. Choose from Brights, Subtles or Regals.   I've got a couple of dates left if you'd like to book a relaxed card making gathering.  Remember - with a $650 party you'll also receive $100 to spend on your wish list items and 1 item at 50% off. 

If you can't fit a party into your calendar - get together with some crafty friends (or have a big splurge!) and combine your orders to $650 (+shipping) and split the hostess benefits.  (I'll pop a little gift in for each person who orders.)

OK time for me to sort another pile of STUFF, then Hannah tells me we're off for a picnic. 

Have a fabulous weekend. 

Cheers, Sue


Retiring Stamp Sets: From The Vaults

Thought I'd take a little wander through the vaults today and show you some projects featuring some of the stamp sets on this year's retiring list.

I think this is up there on my list of favourite cards I've made - it uses the gorgeous dragonfly from the Nature's Nest stamp set. ($39.95 Page 78)



Next up is a retiring stamp set and punch combo - Butterfly Prints (pg 66) and the coordinating Butterfly Punch (pg 152, at 25% off it is now $25.46, the one in my pic is the old style but if you order it you'll get the new style)   The card was CASED from my friend Nikki - waving a little hello.



You can see one of my favourite little sets there - Pocket Silhouettes.  (Pg 75) I do love a good silhouette stamp.  Here it is again.


I didn't spot this one on my first few looks through the list - the Medallion stamp.  LOVE this one - definitely going straight into my 'keep even though it is  retiring' pile.  On special at 25% off so just $25.46.  I'll be most surprised if this isn't on the sold out list soon.  Page 99


My cute little Dasher is on the list at 25% off so just $11.21.  Page 15.


While we're talking retiring Christmas sets, I always did have a soft spot for Holiday Lineup.  Page 27.



Did you spot the discounted items on the accessories list?  Ink pads 25% off, quite a few In Colour 2010 - 2012 products (while they last) at 40% off, Confetti White cardstock is on the way out and at 25% off is now just $12.94 for a pack of 40 sheets, 25 - 40% off lots of DSP (patterned paper), Christmas fabric packs at 75% off - just $4.99, 25 - 40% off some punches. 

Heads Up:  If you have our fiskars cutter, you might want to grab some replacement cutting and/or scoring blades too as these products are retiring to make way for a very groovy new cutter. 

Heads Up 2: (Thank you Nanette!) The Stampin' Scrub is getting a revamp.  If you need a spare or replacement pair of Stampin' Scrub pads grab those while they're here too.  The new ones are larger and won't fit your existing scrub.  Those pads last for yonks though.

FAQ 1:  I've had a few questions about the ink pads.  Don't worry they're not all disappearing, just getting a revamp to a new firm foam design.  Same great colours. 

FAQ 2: Yes if your order (or orders for you and some friends) adds to $300 you qualify for hostess benefits which means you get $50 to spend on either the hostess products or just anything else left on your wish list.

Rather Random Thought Of The Day:  Anyone else quite looking forward to the end of the Olympics?  I love love love them (which is quite strange really for someone as unsporty as myself) but must say I am quite looking forward to getting my brain back.  It seems to have morphed into a sleep deprived, addled, over caffeinated state.   Fun though isn't it.  Go Athletes!  Go Aussies!

Happy Stamping, or TV Viewing, or both perhaps!

Cheers, Sue

The Retirement List Is Here


OK everyone - it is Retirement List time once more.  Here's the link.

Click here:   Retirement List 

(On that page you'll find the links to the retiring stamps list plus the retiring accessories list.)

That's the list of all the products that will be retiring from our main catalogue at the end of this month - or when stock runs out.

I really should do that bit in SHOUTY CAPITALS shouldn't I.  Remember - the products on this list are only available this month until out of stock.  Some things will sell out and some will be there all month - I'd recommend getting your retirement list orders in quickly to avoid missing out. 

I thought while I'm here staying up far too late watching our Olympic athletes (and getting the gold medal for keeping the couch warm and eating junk food!) I'd share a few pics of some retiring products and cards featuring them.

Baroque Motifs

Gorgeous elegant set - I do so love that big swirly stamp. 


Here's a couple of projects from the vaults featuring it.   (This one was a CASE of a Marelle Taylor card I loved. Gold embossing on gold cardstock - love it.) 



Timeless Type Alphabet for the Big Shot

If you've followed my blog or newsletter for a while you'll know I LOVE this alphabet.  It has upper and lowercase letters plus the numbers and a little assortment of other things like flowers, a hashtag, a heart and what not.  A bit over an inch tall - perfect for scrapbooking and for cards. 





 Powder Pals  - rather handy trays with a built in funnel.  Great for embossing powders and glitter. Includes one large and one smaller tray plus a brush, for brushing off those loose specks of powder.

Powder pals

 Stampin' Write Markers

They'll still be available but only in the big case, or in the colour family packs.  A selection of colours will be available individually (the Getting Started Collection colours I think) but not the whole range.  So if you have some particular individual colours you'd like for your collection - grab them quickly. 



That spunky turtle is from Nature's Nest which is another of our retiring stamp sets. 

 12" x 12" Textured and Smooth Cardstock

There won't be any textured 12" cardstock in the new catalogue and the 12" smooth cardstock will be available in select individual colours plus the colour families (so those packs with a couple of each colour in a colour family.)  

I'm expecting that the packs of individual colours on the retirement list will be amongst the products that sell out so wanted to highlight that one for any scrapbookers out there. 

Ink Pads

Don't worry when you see all the ink pads there.  Our ink pads are being reconfigured so after September 1st they'll be a firm foam ink pad instead of the felt covered ones we have now.  Same colours - with 5 new in colours to replace the 5 retiring this month.  I'll have more info for you on these closer to September.   The cases are the same shape so they'll still fit in our lovely caddy. 


Phone or email if you'd like to order anything (or if you've got questions about anything on the list) and I'll get your orders straight in - no dilly dallying. 

Cheers, Sue

Specials For Everyone ...

Something for everyone this month with some great new promotions from Stampin' Up Australia.


During June you'll receive this exclusive 'this month only' stamp set free with an order of $125


if you don't have a qualifying order you can purchase it

($35.95 wood mount or $28.95 clear mount.)

Have you got lots on your Autumn Mini or main catalogue wish lists?  This set is great for colouring or for embossing or for lots more.  And free is always nice.  Get in touch before the end of June if you'd like to place an order.

Here's a look at the stamp set. 


Something for hostesses too in June and July.  Extra freebies!!


Dates: 1 June - 31 July 2012

Details: During June and July, hostesses who hold a minimum $650 workshop will receive an additional $90 in hostess FREE merchandise dollars-that's in addition to the $100 they already receive for a $650 workshop!

Party Sales  $650

Hostess Benefits During Special   $190 to spend plus 1 item at 50% off

Party Sales  $800  

Hostess Benefits During Special   $220 to spend plus 2 items at 50% off

Party Sales $1000 

Hostess Benefits During Special $250 to spend plus 3 items at 50% off


Fabulous time to host a card making party at your place.  My June/July calendar is booking quickly so get in touch soon if you'd like to host a fun, relaxed, crafty party.  All your guests will make a card to take home. 

If you're not able to host a workshop - perhaps get together with a couple of friends and combine your orders then share the hostess benefits.  Lots to go round during June and July.

Happy stamping!

Cheers, Sue