Monday, September 18, 2017

Demos stamping together!

Last week I got to attend another demonstrator's team meeting and stamp with them! For me this is one of the things I love about the Stampin' Up! family, that we can support and encourage one another, and that getting together with like-minded crafters is so much fun!

Some of my team are spread across Tasmania and one on the mainland that I hold an online team meeting (one happening tonight!), although I am trying to get together face-to-face with some of them so we can share what we love and stamp together.

At the get together last week Sharon shared this make and take using the Climbing Orchid bundle (#145334), one that I don't currently own, and showed the versatility of it with various colour combinations. It was lovely to make and I liked the look of the Garden Trellis Textured Impressions embossing folder (#143751) behind it, that is now on my wishlist or next order! At $13 these embossing folders are a great investment to quickly and easily add some texture and detail to card panels or elements on your card or projects.





By hosting a qualifying workshop, class or event during September and October, you can earn the exclusive host-only Merry Patterns stamp set and this is what Louise shared with us as a make and take. I really liked the design and elements on this card.

Also, it was a great reminder of how an error or omission (in this case Lou forgot to bring the Year of Cheer Specialty DSP #144640) can lead to a new design element.... she made her own DSP at the event, stamping a leaf pattern and embossing it several times on a piece of white cardstock --- can you see that piece on the card below?


The copper embossed deer on a piece of Wood Textures DSP (#144177) was lovely and coordinated well with the other copper elements. Again a textured embossing folder was used to add to the overall design, one I do have!


If you want to order any of the items used in the cards above, click on the various items listed below, or go to my Online Store which is open 24/7 to get your ongoing craft supplies. Don't forget if your order is less than $250 to add this month's Host Code - 23M96DUE - to receive a gift from me in the following month. Don't select 'No Contact' as then I can not send you this gift or keep you updated with SU! specials and catalogues.



Thanks ladies for a fun and informative night, a night I am starting to look forward to each month as part of my 'time out and personal care', as well as sharing and creating with like-minded friends and demos.

If you want to be a part of this great family called Stampin' Up! demonstrators then consider joining my team. I embrace both hobby and business demonstrators and any that fall in between these. Why wouldn't you want to join? Costs only $169 and YOU get to choose $235 worth of products, a great demo discount (20-25%) on your ongoing craft supplies, see and buy new products before anyone else, opportunity to earn $s, a great supportive and inclusive company and many more benefits, ask me for more details. Or if you are ready to join now - click here!


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Price: $159.00

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Hello Friend Workshop - book yours today!



Not ready to make Christmas cards yet, but would love to get creative! Then consider getting four friends together and book me in to come and do a Hello Friend Heat Embossing Workshop with you all.

I will teach you some different heat embossing techniques and you can each create three cards of different designs, complete with envelopes.

All you need to do is get yourself and four friends to decide on a date and time and I will do the rest! I will bring along the Hello Friend Project Kit, plus, additional supplies required to create these gorgeous cards all for $15 per person!

Alternatively, if you or any of your friends want to pay $45 they can purchase a kit for themselves to be able to create all 15 cards, 5 each of 3 designs, either at the workshop or to complete at home later.

Contact me today to book your workshop!



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Friday, September 1, 2017

Holiday Catalogue starts today!

It's finally here - 1st September that means my brother turns 50! Spring has started! However, most of all it is when you can start ordering from the new Holiday Catalogue from Stampin' Up! 




Haven't seen it yet? Then click here for the online copy or if you want a free hard copy of your own then contact me: maecollins2@gmail.com and I will post one out to you!

September Host Code: 

Please note: if your order is $250+ then DON'T use the Host Code so you can earn all the host benefits for yourself!

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JUST RELEASED ---- FREE GIFT! Brand New Exclusive Merry Patterns Stamp Set

Receive your Merry Patterns stamp set with any order of $450 or more in Sept. and Oct. 2017!!

All orders qualify: Customer, Online, Demonstrator and Workshop orders!


The Merry Patterns stamp set is a FREE host reward IN ADDITION to your other free host benefits!!

All orders of $250 or more receive host benefits. Orders of $450 in Sept. and Oct. 2017 ALSO receive this set!




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Please enjoy these amazing videos from Stampin' Up! featuring brand new 2017 Holiday Catalogue products! You may need to grab a cuppa while you watch and enjoy!

All of these products are available HERE in my online store starting today!

Video: Quilted Christmas Suite, pages 4-5 --- click here to order the bundle #146026





Video: Ready for Christmas bundle, pages 6-7 --- click here to order #146056




Video: Merry Little Christmas Suite, pages 10-13





Video: Merry Little Christmas Memories & More Pack, page 14 ---- click here to order #144638




Video: Be Merry Kit, page 32 --- click here to order #144648




Video: Watercolor Christmas Project Kit, page 33 --- click here to order #144649




Video: Snowflakes Sentiments bundle, page 35 ---- click here to order the bundle #146052 (wood-mount) or click here to order the bundle #146053 (clear-mount)





Video: Year of Cheer suite, pages 36-37





Video: Smitten Mittens bundle, page 38 ---- click here to order the bundle #146070




Video: Hearts Come Home bundle, page 39 ---- click here to order the bundle #146065 (wood-mount) or click here to order #146068 (clear-mount)






Remember to use this Host Code when ordering in September (orders less than $250) and please don't select 'No Contact' because then I can't send you a gift and thank you card!

Monday, August 28, 2017

Father's Day card

Well today I had my first day at home alone in months and it was so nice, even though I spent the morning doing housework and necessary phone calls, I did manage to get some time in my craft room in the afternoon.

As Father's Day is coming this Sunday, 3 September, here in Australia and I am actually going to be up in Smithton for the weekend I thought I should get my act together and make a card and then I can hand deliver my dad his card this year.


My card base is Early Espresso cardstock and I used a panel of Sahara Sand for the main piece. On to this I stamped with Early Espresso, using the stamping off technique to add depth to the forest of trees, the pine tree stamp from the Lovely As A Tree set. 

I then used a circle mask and sponged some Sahara Sand ink to create a moon and sponged some Sahara Sand around the trees. I then stamped with Early Espresso part of the bird stamp from the High Tide stamp set.

I white embossed my Happy Father's Day greeting from the Teeny Tiny Sentiments stamp set and then after adhering on my front panel I tied it off with some Early Espresso Baker's Twine.


I carried over my theme to the inside of my card and stamped off a few more tree tops and added some more birds in Early Espresso ink.

I was quite pleased how this card turned out, although a small greeting is a little hard to get a clear embossed image, but you can still read what the sentiment is.

This basic card design was quite quick to put together and I think I can see myself doing this again with some different colours like Garden Green or even Basic Black, with different sentiments... what do you think?

If you would like to purchase any of the items that I have used to recreate your own Father's Day or other greeting card then click on the items below. They are linked directly to my online store.

When ordering on line with me please remember to use the Hostess Code for August...
X44UWPB7

All those who use the code and enter their contact details will receive a thank you card and gift from me in early-mid September.

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