Thoughtful Branches Bundle – Exclusive and Available NOW

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It’s here!  This AMAZING bundle is available NOW!  Woo hoo!  This bundle is not in a catalogue; it’s a special offer from Stampin’ Up! only during August, and only while stocks last!  So you’ll want to order it straight away so you don’t miss out.

These products are beautiful and incredibly versatile.


I’ll be bringing you lots of projects made with this bundle throughout August AND the Crazy Crafters will be doing a Thoughtful Branches Blog Hop tomorrow, 3 August at 7pm AET, so be sure to come back and follow us as we showcase this brilliant bundle!

Here are some gorgeous projects made by Stampin’ Up!’s concept artists.

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Did you collect Bonus Days coupons in July?  If you order this bundle today, you can apply your $9 Bonus Days coupons towards your purchase.

Another stamp set you won’t find in the Annual Catalogue is a brand new offering from Stampin’ Up! called I Stamped This.  You can sell projects you’ve made with Stampin’ Up! copyrighted images if they include “© Stampin’ Up!” on them (see for more information). Click here to order this stamp set in wood-mount or here in clear-mount.


I Stamped This Stamp Set

We as Demonstrators got our first look at the upcoming Holiday Catalogue (to be released 1 September 2016) and I can honestly say Stampin’ Up!® have truly outdone themselves.  This catalogue will knock your Christmas stockings off!  If you are a customer, I’ll post one to you as soon as I get them (I ordered them today).  If you are not a customer, you can email me at [email protected] and I’ll make sure you get one.  If you order the Thoughtful Branches bundle as a new customer, I’ll post you a new catalogue too.

If you can’t wait to see the new Holiday Catalogue and order from it, join my team and you can!  Click here to join now.  Any questions, just ask.

Thanks for stopping by today.

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I would love to earn your business and be your Demonstrator.  If you live in Australia and enjoy visiting my blog, please support me by using the Host Code BQKCRGFY when you place an order in my online store.  Everybody who uses the Host Cost receives a gift from me.  If your order is $250 or more, please don’t use the code as you become the Host and are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards.

Bonus Days end soon!

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There are only a few days left to get your Bonus Days coupons!

For every $90 you spend with me in my online store, Stampin’ Up!® will give you a $9 coupon to spend in August.  But the offer expires at 11.50pm on 31 July, so now is the perfect time to stock up on some essentials like cardstock and adhesives, or items that you’ve had on your wishlist.  Get an extra 10% off in August when you redeem your coupons.  And remember, that’s in addition to the normal Stampin’ Rewards you receive from Stampin’ Up! AND Customer Loyalty Rewards from me!  AND if your order is less than $250, use this month’s Host Code – MWTRD942 – when you checkout, and you’ll get to share in the Host Rewards for shopping with me and using the Code too!

Don’t forget that next month there will be a special limited time bundle – Thoughtful Branches – that would be perfect for redeeming your coupons with.

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If you live in Australia and you are looking for a demonstrator to purchase from or join up with I would love to look after you.  Don’t forget to use this month’s Host Code – MWTRD942 – if your order is less than $250 and receive extra product when you shop with me.

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Bonus Days Coupon Promotion

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Stampin’ Up!® have released an amazing promotion for July and August.

For every $90 you spend with me on my online store in Australia you get a $9 coupon (Voucher as we say here in Australia) to use in August. You can earn multiple vouchers and you can also use multiple vouchers in August on one order. Remember the host code this month is MWTRD942.  Use this code when you check out to be eligible for my Host Code Rewards.

What a FANTASTIC promotion!

This is the email that you will receive.  It is very important that you keep that voucher number in a safe place as Stampin’ Up!® can’t replace it for you.

If you live in Australia NOW is an awesome time to be shopping. Remember the Host Code this month is MWTRD942.

Plus there is other exciting news – a BRAND NEW limited time bundle is being released in August.

This stunning bundle will be available to purchase in August… but wait! Would you like to order it now?? You can!

By joining my team and getting the Stampin’ Up!® Starter Kit you can add this bundle to your Starter Kit right away. The Starter Kit is $169 and allows you to order $235 of ANY current Stampin’ Up!® product including this special bundle below. So if you can’t wait for August…. I would LOVE to welcome you to my team.  JOIN NOW.

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Heartfelt Sympathy Card for WWYS Challenge #61

I’m uber excited about today’s post.  It’s my very first post as a Design Team member for WWYS (What Will You Stamp?) Challenge blog.  Woohoo!!!

wwys_header_2015a_zpsd937a48eI was doing a happy dance when I got the email inviting me to join this talented group.  If you had told me I’d be doing this only a couple of short months ago, I would have died laughing, but here I am!  Much credit is due to my awesome upline Kylie Bertucci, a fabulous mentor and such a kind and generous person.  Thank you Kylie!

The WWYS Challenge blog highlights a different Stampin’ Up! stamp set each week.  Click on the image below to see the fabulous creations from all around the world.  Hopefully, you will also be inspired to join in the fun!  I’d love to see you there!

#61 Heartfelt Sympathy

This week’s stamp set is Heartfelt Sympathy.  I started by choosing the colours first, and decided on a cut away card front with calla lilies (from the Remarkable You stamp set), so my card is almost 6″ x 6″ (Australian cardstock is A4 or 1/2″ shorter than US size).

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I die cut the sentiment using the Ovals Collection set, and cut a larger one in So Saffron.  The Crumb Cake strip was also cut with the larger of the ovals dies so it would fit snugly on either side of the sentiment panel.

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I trimmed 1 1/2″ from the card front, masked off along this line on the inside and stamped the floral images.  I used Crumb Cake (stamped off twice), and then watercoloured with So Saffron and Pear Pizzazz inks.  The stamens were highlighted with Gold Wink of Stella.  The 1cm strip of Pear Pizzazz cardstock was added later to cover up an oopsie (yes, we all have them!); I accidentally stamped a stem over the top of a flower, so used this strip to cover it up.  There are no mistakes in stamping, only creative opportunities!

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I coloured the tiny leaves around the sentiment in Pear Pizzazz, and added some pearls to some of the berries.  The white sentiment panel was offset on the So Saffron oval to add more interest.  Final touches included paper-piercing on the Crumb Cake and Pear Pizzazz strips using the Updated Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack and light sponging around both ovals with Pear Pizzazz.


Just a reminder about the huge discounts on retiring products and clearance rack items.  These are selling out fast, so if there’s something you’ve been thinking about getting, don’t hang around!  Click on the banners below to go to my online store.  Remember to use the current Host Code WX2DTC43 at checkout to receive a thank you gift from me if your order is under $250.

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I’ll be sharing some more sneak peeks of the new Annual Catalogue tomorrow so if you’re not already subscribed to my blog, make sure you do so you don’t miss a thing!

You can purchase the products to make today’s project from the supply list below.  Just click on any image to go to my online store.

While any time is a good time to join Stampin’ Up! as a demonstrator, with the new catalogue coming out on June 1, there’s even more reasons to join now:

You can include brand new catalogue (pre-order) items to your starter kit from May 3
You get $235 of product for only $169
You get a minimum 20% off any items thereafter (including the new catalogue)
There are no minimum requirements to be met until September 30 (and no penalties if you don’t)
You will be eligible for the Holiday Catalogue Pre-order

… so what are you waiting for?  Click here to join now!

I love hearing from you, so if you have any thoughts about today’s post please leave me a comment.  Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day!




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Happy Mail and More Sneak Peeks

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I love receiving happy mail, don’t you?  It’s so nice when you receive a beautiful handmade card unexpectedly and it’s sooooo much better than just bills!!  I recently received some happy mail from the gorgeous Jess Williams, owner of The Paper Caper, Stampin’ Up! Artisan designer and Design Team member for Global Design Project.  That’s one busy lady!  And that makes it even more special to know that Jess took the time to send lil’ ol’ me a card.  Thank you Jess!

Jess Williams Card

The camera can’t capture the beautiful shimmer on the gemstone images, but trust me, it’s gorgeous!  Click on the image to go to this post on Jessica’s blog.

I hope you’ve been enjoying the sneak peeks of the new catalogue over the past week.  We really had so much fun at OnStage and did you know that Stampin’ Up! South Pacific celebrate their 10th Anniversary this year?  We got to celebrate with these beautiful and very yummy cupcakes at OnStage!  I have some more sneaky peeks at the new Annual Catalogue for you today as well.

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Affectionately Yours Suite

A Little Foxy Suite

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Beautiful huh?

If you haven’t checked out the Retiring Products list, be quick!  Products are selling out fast.  Click on the links below to check them out.  They’re available until May 31, but only while stocks last.



And don’t forget about the Clearance Rack bargains too!  Click on the image below to have a look.


Don’t forget to use the current Host Code WX2DTC43 when you go shopping if your order is less than $250 to receive a thank you gift from me.

I love hearing from you, so if you have any thoughts about today’s post please leave me a comment.  Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day!


OnStage, New Catalogue Sneak Peaks and HUGE Retiring Products Sale

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onstageWhat an exciting time of year it is!  We’ve just had a wonderfully exciting time at OnStage, the new 2016-2017 Annual Catalogue is due to be released on June 1st, and the Retired Product list has just been released.  So if there’s something you particularly want, don’t wait to grab it, as these will sell like hotcakes!  Don’t forget to use the Host Code for April – WX2DTC43 – to earn even more rewards.


We’ve also been told that starting with the new catalogue, the price of cardstock will be rising, so it’s time to stock up on those now!


To browse the retired products, click here.

If you want to see some of the new goodies from the brand new catalogue, scroll down.  If you want to keep it a surprise, just go shopping now!  And don’t forget to order your new catalogue from me (if you don’t have a current demonstrator), by clicking here.  Note:  I will be posting the NEW catalogue the first week of June, not within 2 business days as indicated on the Request a Catalogue form.

Now, are you ready for a few sneak peeks of some of the new products coming in June?  Scroll down …

Blooms and Bliss Suite


Moroccan Suite

Layering Framelits Dies

Fabulous aren’t they?!  There’s a lot more to show you, so if you’re not already subscribed to my blog, make sure you do so you don’t miss a thing!


Last week of Weekly Deals!

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This week is the final week to get your hands on the Weekly Deals bargains.  And they’ve got some cracker products again this week.  The last day to get these deals is the 19th of April, and they’ll disappear fast, so don’t hang around!


I love hearing from you.  If you have any thoughts about today’s post please leave me a comment below.  Please use the Host Code WX2DTC43 during checkout to receive a thank you gift from me (unless your order is over $250 then you become the host and receive Stampin’ Rewards).  Have a fabulous day!


Just a Quick Reminder

I just wanted to take a few minutes to remind you that Sale-a-Bration ends in around 12 hours.  If you’ve been thinking of taking advantage of the fabulous joining offer (get $295 worth of product of your choosing for only $169, and there’s no obligation to sell or do anything more) or grabbing some freebies (see below) for simply placing an order of $90 or more, NOW is the time!


If you would like to place an order click here.  You will be prompted to add your Sale-a-Bration freebie/s to your cart once you reach the $90 threshold (before shipping and handling) and click “Next”.  Please don’t forget to use the Hostess Code for this month – GGBMVPQ4 – copy and paste into the box once you proceed to checkout.  And please remember to allow contact so I can send you a thank you gift for ordering with me.  I would love to treat you like the VIP you are too!

If you do decide to join as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, I would be honoured if you would join my team.  You would become a part of Australia’s best and fastest-growing team, the Crazy Crafters!  We have an inspirational leader in Kylie Bertucci and the fun and giveaways never stop!  You will love being a Crazy Crafter!!  If you’re ready, click here to join now.

If you have any questions about anything at all, don’t hesitate to email me at [email protected] or phone me on 0435 782 009.  I’d love to hear from you!

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WDW #3 – Whole Lot of Lovely Card Using 2014-2016 In-Colour Markers

I had so much fun making today’s Weekly Deals Wednesday card.  It uses all the 2014-2016 In-Colour Stampin’ Write Markers as well as the Silver 5/8″ Satin Ribbon, two of the items on offer this week at a discount.  You can see them all here.


I took the markers and basically doodled down the side of a panel of Shimmery White Cardstock, added the silver ribbon and accented it with strips of Basic Black and Tangelo Twist Cardstock.


For the focal image, I chose the beautiful sentiment from the Hostess set A Whole Lot of Lovely.  I love this set with its tiny little flowers.  Heat embossed in silver and layered with some silver metallic thread loops sandwiched in between, I finished it off with some more colouring with the markers.  What do you think?

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WDW #2 – Stylish Stripes Christmas Card

Oooh!  I’m so late with this week’s Weekly Deals Wednesday project – apologies.  My daughter Sam had her high school graduation this week and boy has it been heckers!  But I’m sure you’ll agree today’s project is rather stunning and quite worth waiting for!



It uses four of the five products on offer this week – the Stylish Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Gold Glimmer Paper, Gold 1/8″ Ribbon and Brights Sequin Assortment.  You can check them all out here.


I chose to use Pacific Point cardstock because that was the colour of Sam’s formal gown.  A Christmas card with non-traditional colours is a refreshing change every now and then and I love the combination of blue and gold.

This card was relatively quick to make, although I did take the time to add some special little touches like the piercing around the sentiment (from the Cup of Cheer Stamp Set – I LOVE IT!) and the gold embossing on the little banner part of the sentiment.  What do you think?  I hope you like it.

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