Sunday, 14 July 2013

MDS LAYOUT - Shelli and Me

This past week I sat down and created a quick page in MDS. When I say quick, I mean less than 15 minutes. One of the things I love about MDS is how fast you can create a page from scratch.  I love to scrapbook.. but I am the slowest scrapbooker ever. I deliberate for ages on where to place things, and what to stick down. But with MDS, you can try a bunch of different things, and hit the "delete" key if you dont like the result.

For anyone that would like to find out more about MDS Stampin'Up are running a series of MDS training events in capital cities around Australia. The Sydney one is being held on the 10th August, and i am planning on attending. If you would like to come, let me know! The cost is $35 and INCLUDES the full MDS software! So its a bit of a bargain really. The program will run from 9am - 1pm.  The best bit is that Stampin'Up are hosting this event... and from past experience, they really know how to run a great event. So come along and learn how to use this awesome program.  At time of writing I still have space in my car for anyone that wants a lift. Email me at

By the way.. this photo was taken recently at our Australian convention in Brisbane.  I was really happy to be able to get a photo of myself and Shelli Gardner together.. right before the very end of Covention. I think the US convention will be VERY different.. but I am off to go to that one this coming week, so I hope to have some photos for you. All very exciting!

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

My new favourite Stamp Set - Chalk Talk!

Every year I get excited about our new catalogue... and i know I'm not the only one!  But there are always stamp sets that I am more excited about than others... and although I try to keep a "business focus" when choosing new stamps (that means trying to order the ones that I think my customers will love... and the ones that will ultimately be "good sellers")... there are always a couple that I buy just for me. For no other reason than I loooove them!!!

This year the stand out set for me was "Chalk Talk". I really love some of the projects that I have seen created with these beautiful stamps. So this morning my shipment of new stamp sets (8 of them... and all for free!!!) arrived, and I couldnt wait to start using them. This is my first attempt with the largest stamp in the set, and i used the matching "Chalk Talk" framelits to cut it out with my Big Shot. It is just stamped in Basic Black ink on Whisper White card.. but how good does it look??

I used it as a topper on our Kraft Gift boxes.. here is a better view of the box below:

Think I am going to love using this set! 

I'm hoping to use these at the launch tomorrow.. so there is a couple of spots left if you would like to come. Email me by clicking HERE to book your spot! 

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Launch Date this Thursday... Card No 2

This is my second card for the Daytime launch being held this coming Thursday (11th July 2013).  I am really enjoying using the "Wildflower Meadow" stamp set.. in fact I didnt expect to like it as much as i do. So much in fact that I designed my US Incentive Trip swaps with this stamp. Cant show you yet.. but I promise to after I give them out :-)

If you would like to join us at the launch on Thursday, I have a few spots left at this stage. We are making 3 projects, and the cost is $20, which of course includes a new catalogue. We will be starting at 11am. All materials and a light lunch is provided. Email me by clicking HERE if you would like to come along.

Here's a close up so you can see the embossing detail. :-)

Saturday, 6 July 2013

Last night's New Catalogue Launch... More Mosaic Madness

And here is one of the cards we made at my first launch last night. Its made with the Mosaic Madness Stamp set and matching punch, and I used the brand new In Color range from our new catalogue. Hope you like it!

Everyone loved the three projects we made last night... I will put up the others for you during the next week or so.

(I am running a second launch on Thursday 11th July if anyone wants to come along) Click HERE to email me and book in.

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

July Product Shares... check them out!

With the new catalogue out this month I am introducing some Product shares to help you get an assortment of embellishments for a really great price.

There are several options available.  Read through and see which ones will work for you.  We need 8 people for the shares to go ahead, so send me an email by clicking HERE if you would like to be part of it.

Ribbon only Shares:

Chevron Ribbon Share - Get approximately 1.13m each of all of the 12 colours of the brand new Chevron Ribbons (page 173 in our new Catty).  The ribbons normally retail for $15.95, but this share gives you a chance to sample all the colours and see which one you love best.   Cost for the share is $25.

Ruffle Stretch Trim share - Get approximately 1.13cm of all of the 5 new colours available in the Ruffle Stretch Trim (page 173 in the new catty).  Great way to sample all 5 new In-colors. Cost for this share is $10.

Or you can do both shares for a cost of $30


For a cost of $40 you can take part in a Product AND Ribbon share:

Both ribbon shares as above


5 In Color Boutique Details Buttons, 1 of each new In Color (page 169)
6 Very Vintage Designer Buttons, 2 each of the 3 designs (page 169)
6 Essentials Hardware Clips, 2 each of 3 designs (page 170)

The cost of the product AND ribbon share is $40, and will save you postage on your products. 

If you would like to be part of the share let me know.  Because I am away in the second half of July I am running this share all month. Payment will be due either by cash or by Bank deposit by the end of July.  The order will be placed in the first week of August.  When emailing me please put "Product Share" in the subject line.  

Im looking forward to sharing lots of products with you all. xx


It's out TODAY! Our awesome new 2013-14 Stampin'Up Catalogue!

Here it is! If you havent got yours yet, there are a few different ways to get your hands on one.

1. Ask me! New catalogues are $5 each (or $10 if you need it posted to you) or you can get one for free by...

2. Hosting a new product party.  Get lots of freebies and play with new products in your own home. Email me to book, but I am completely full until August, so book soon! (You get that catalogue now though)

3. Come to a product launch.  I have 2 spots left in this Friday night's launch (Friday 5th July @ 7.30pm)  Or ... if you prefer to come during the day I am right now announcing a second launch. Thursday July 11th @ 11am. I hope you can join us.. EMAIL ME to book your spot for either launch.

4. Place an order over $150 and you also get a free catty.

5. If you cant wait for a new catalogue in your hands... click on the pic above for the online version.

I hope to see you soon!!!

Enjoy xx