Monday, 11 December 2017

Free Shipping today! (Again!)

Hi all,

Stampin' Up!  have announced free shipping today (11th December 2017) until 11:59 PM - wow!  If you order today, you will be able to have your new products in time for Christmas - which is especially great if you are buying a gift for your craft-loving friend, or if you are doing your Christmas cards at the last minute (in January, even?) like me.

Did you see the Christmas stuff on the Clearance Rack?  What are you doing?  Head over to my online store HERE and get shopping people!

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Stamperatus Reservation Window Open Today

The second Reservation Window is open today.  To reserve yours, follow this link:

Please note that there has been a change in the reservation windows, since my earlier post.
As was previously announced, the second reservation window will remain open from 6–31 December; however, during this reservation period we will take as many orders as we receive (yay!) and not close the window until 31 December. So whether the total number of reservations is 100 or 100,000, the window will stay open!
Please note the following changes:
  • Beginning 19 March, we will ship Stamparatuses in the order the reservations were received (first in, first out) and continue through the next few months and beyond as product arrives in our warehouse. Because shipment dates are based on manufacturing lead times, not all of the reservations made during the 6–31 December window will ship on 19 March (as was previously announced).
  • In order to accommodate demand, limits have changed as follows: one reservation per customer and one per demonstrator.
  • Because we are not limiting the maximum number of reservations for the second window, we will not offer a third window. This is the last chance for you and your customers to reserve a Stamparatus before it becomes available in the 2018–2019 annual catalogue.
  • If you reserved more than one stamping tool during the first reservation period, that number will not change; you will still receive the same number you reserved.
  • If you reserved one or more stamping tool(s) during the first reservation period, you may still order during the second window.
  • The reservation window will open at 8:00 AM (AEDT) on 6 December.

Friday, 1 December 2017

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Big News! The Stamperatus is coming!

Have you ever wished Stampin' Up! sold a stamp positioner?  Ever wanted to try one of the stamp positioner tools already on the market?  Never heard of a stamp positioner and have no idea what I'm talking about?

It's ok. Stampin' Up! has your back.

Here's the Big Deal:

It’s big news when something breaks the mold and changes everything. The Stamparatus will change the way you stamp, and before long, you’ll wonder how you crafted without it! Why do YOU need one? You’ll fall in love with stamping all over again when you learn everything you can do with it!
  • Make multiples with ease 
  • Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
  • If you want a darker impression, apply more ink and restamp—no need to start over
  • Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money
  • Easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates
  • Develop new and specialized stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement

I need product details!

  • Compatible with Stampin’ Up!’s red rubber and photopolymer stamp
  • Foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps
  • Rulers and gridlines for quick measuring
  • 2 open sides so you can stamp on larger paper
  • 2 reversible plates: a total of 4 surfaces to work with
  • 2 magnets to hold the paper in place
  • Magnet storage areas
  • Retail Price–$85.00 AUD

Okay. I've gotta have one. How do I get in line?

With the launch of this tool, we’re trying something different: testing a new reservation system. It acts like a true preorder: you reserve your spot and we guarantee shipment as soon as the product arrives in our warehouse. Demonstrators and customers will place reservations and receive their product at the same time. This system will allow us to get the product to market as soon as possible while avoiding backorders and efficiently managing inventory. 
The global launch will feature three reservation windows. For each window, please note the following:
  • Reservation quantities are while supplies last.
    The reservation window opens at 8:00 AM (AEDT) on 17 November. While supplies last.
  • Limit is 3 tools per demonstrator and 1 tool per customer per reservation window. (Note: The Stamparatus is not a Cash-and-Carry item.)
  • Customers may participate in multiple reservation windows.
  • In order to reserve your Stamparatus, you are required to provide your credit card information.
  • Credit cards will not be charged until the Stamparatus ships from our facility. When you close your order, be sure to verify that your credit card and shipping information is correct.
17–30 November 2017Approx. 1 February 2018
6–30 December 2017Approx. 19 March 2018
16–30 January 2018Approx. 15 April 2018

    Wednesday, 2 August 2017

    Carols of Christmas Creations

    The gorgeous Carols of Christmas bundle I mentioned in the previous post?  These are my first creations with it.  

    The delicate night sky is emphasised by the silver foil underneath, and I added some glitter snow to the trees.  I hand cut the white piece in a curved line.  On the right, a less traditional card.  The music background stamp from the annual catalogue works very well with Christmas, and Sweet Sugarplum has a Christmassy ring to it.  

    Different looks with the same stamps and some framelits.  I made a shaker card with the 4th card. 

    These are little 3 x 3 inch gift cards I stamped by using markers and the little poinsettias and deer are popped up with mini dimensionals.

    This bundle is so fun, and so versatile!  I love that if you are time poor, the sentiments are big enough to not need anything else, or you can fancy them up.  The fewer layers you have, the easier to mail, of course.  

    I hope this has given you some ideas!  I have been struggling to get a regular time for classes, but I'm hoping to book some in once my family's crazy schedule settles down.  

    If you'd like to order, here are links to the products I used.  Most of 'em anyway.  I might have forgotten some.

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    Tuesday, 1 August 2017

    Early Release - Carols of Christmas

    This gorgeous bundle is now available to order - before the Occasions Mini is released !   Get a head start on your Christmas cards.  I love this versatile set, and I'll be using it in all my classes.

    Watch this video by Stampin' Up! to see what I'm talking about.  
    PS.  A great way to use those coupons you earned last month!

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    Sunday, 9 July 2017

    Love Today Planner Kit

    I have joined the Planner bandwagon!  As soon as I saw the Love Today Planner Kit in the Annual Catalogue, I knew I had to have it.  

    One of the fun things bout this gorgeous kit is that you can personalise it any way you like.  Here are some of my pages in this collage. I've only just started, so it will probably evolve as the year progresses.
    I have discovered several of our other products work perfectly with this Planner as well.  For example, the Tabs For Everything Bundle.  The little words like "Remember"  "To Do" etc are perfect for a planner, and the tabs would work beautifully as well.  

    I love that it comes with stickers, etc and clear pockets to add photos.  
    How will you personalise yours?  
    Product List

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    Sunday, 2 July 2017

    New month, new promotion!

    Yes please!  When you spend $90 you will get an email with a Bonus Days Coupon you can use in August (so don't lose that email!).  And in August, we'll be getting ready for the Christmas Card season - so you'll be wanting that sweet coupon.  

    There's another promotion being offered currently directed towards those customers who are considering joining up as a demonstrator.  It's a good one!

    When you sign up to join my team in the month of July, you will receive this awesome FREE essentials gift pack!

    What are you waiting for?

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    Monday, 5 June 2017

    Post New Catalogue Launch Wrap Up

    We had close to 55 lovely ladies come and craft the day away on Saturday, at our Annual Catalogue Launch.  The ladies had the opportunity to make 8 cards featuring new stamps, in colours and dies.  We served a delicious lunch and afternoon tea, catered by Food FX, and had a table groaning with our retired products for sale.

    Here are some photos of what you missed:

    The lovely and talented Stephanie Pike with two of her wonderful customers.
    The fabulous Bec O'Gorman

    The cards designed by Steph and Bec:

    It was such a fun day!  

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