Wednesday, 15 April 2009

The Final 7

No its not Australian Idol or Dancing with the Stars, final 7! It's my final 7 discontinued stamp sets that are for sale. I do in fact keep many stamps, especially words and quotes, however, I cannot demonstrate discontinued sets in workshops so some culling is required. This is great news for my customers, because I have further discounted these last 7 sets. If you would like to purchase any of these sets, please either email me or phone me on 07 3348 9456 | 0448 896 001.

Finest Flourishes $20

Well Word Words $15

Be Happy $30

Bodacious Bouquet $30

Background Sampler $15

Everyday Flexible Phrases $40
Check out the 2008 2009 Catalogue for detail on the words

Expressive Flexible Phrases $40
Check out the 2008 2009 Catalogue for detail on the words

Tuesday, 14 April 2009

Final Bushfire Donation Amount

Here is an official post by Stampin' Up! on our Demonstrator Website, informing us of the huge donation made to the Red Cross Victorian Bushfire Appeal. All demonstrators accross Australia and New Zealand participated in this appeal. This was made possible by Stampin' Ups generous donation of 50% of the retail sales of 10 stamp sets during February and March. 

In mid-February, we launched the Bushfire Appeal in response to the tragedy that affected so many lives in Victoria and across Australia. We're pleased to announce that with the sales of the Bushfire Appeal sets, our final donation amount to the Australian Red Cross Bushfires 2009 Appeal will be$77,889.63!

Belated Album in a Day Picture

The second Album in a Day went really well but I was so busy, the only photo I managed to take was this one at the end of the raffle prize winners. The raffle prizes alone raised over $1400 accross Pine Rivers and Carindale. The participating demonstrators also donated 10% of sales on the day and I will report back on the exact amount raised for Australian Cancer Research (Garry Palmer Memorial Fund) once the final deposits by demonstrators are made. You can see how beautiful our raffle prizes look. This is entirely because Ursula (one of our Paper Angels), taught me how to do the professional florists bows - thank you Ursula for sharing your many skills.

Monday, 13 April 2009

Easter Report

The last week or so has been quite a blur and so I thought I would give you a snapshot of some of the highlights. Easter started early when my daughter Nicole and I assisted 28 Cub Scouts to make their Easrter cards! This task was made much easier, having been inspired by my friend Julie's blog, where she showcased punch bunnies. Below is the card that we made using the small oval punch and 2 circle punches, to create the cute bunnies. We used chalking pom poms for the tails, colouring the central tail with the Stampin' Pastels. We did provide a blue version, which most of the boys took up.  

The next day our Paper Angels Demonstrator Group held our 2009 2010 Idea Book & Catalogue Launch. It would be an understatement to say that it was a very busy afternoon, with plenty of interest in both the new catalogue, new 'In Colors' and the two make & take projects that everyone completed. The following photos are courtesy of Dianna Jap, who is a new demonstrator to our group. I am so grateful to Dianna, as I often miss taking photos which can be quite dissapointing after the effort that goes into organising these events. The day after the launch we had Dianna's First Workshop Launch which was a great afternoon. The photos also show you our lovely sample boards, make & takes, wonderful demonstrators and the lovely mary who was one of our door prize winners. A big thank you to all the demonstrators who helped, without whom this event would not have been possible.

Lastly, I thought I would share with you one of our Easter Saturday activities. My daughter Nicole and her friend Mimi, decided they would like to make some cards and chose the Wild About You Stamp Set (116438 $45.95) to work with. What I love about letting children loose with stamps is watching how creative they are and you will see what I mean when you look at the photos below. I sometimes spend way too much timke wondering if something looks just right, rather than just giving it a go - I'm sure you know what I mean. It also so happens that if you check out Shelli's blog on my link list, you wiull find that her guest blogger also usee this same stamp set to create some most gorgeous Noah's Ark Invitations.

Sampler Packs

Our new 2009 2010 catalogue brings us the most beautiful Designer Series papers and I for one can't wait to start creating scrapbooking pages and cards using them. It is impossible for the pictures in the catalogue to do these papers justice and I am putting together two different sampler packs to help you experiment with all of them. If you were to purchase each and every pack, it would be $237.30. The two samplet packs I have put together are as follows

A1 84 x 6 inch squares of each of the 6 designs in the 14 DSPs pictured below $30
A2 84 x full 12 inch sheets of each of the 6 designs in the 14 DSPs pictured below $120

The Patterns Series of Designer Series Paper are beautiful in their own right, but they also are a great way to bulk out the Original DSPs above. They lend a more subtle background effect and help you theme your album or cards top a particular colour.

B1 48 x 6 inch squares in each of the 6 designs in the 8 Patterns of DSP as pictured $17.50
B2 48 x 12 inch full sheets in each of the 6 designs in the 8 patterns of DSP as pictured $70
PACK C Brads & Clips Sampler $30
This fantastic sampler includes 6 clips (2 each of the 3 clip styles), 16 designer brads (2 large and 2 small of the 4 sets), 12 build a brads (6 pewter and 6 antique brass - not pictured) and 21 clear rhinestone brads (3 sizes - not pictured). That's a total of 55 brads and clips - Imagine how many examples from the new Idea Book and Catalogue that you could make.

PACK D Designer Buttons Sampler $11
You will receive 1 of each button from both the Bouquet and Latte Packs. That's a total of 20 Designer Buttons.

PACK E Flower Fusion 2 Sampler $10.50
You will receive a thirs share of the felt flowers from the Flower Fusion 2 Tin. This includes 14 flower designs in 3 colours, including Pink Pirouette, Baja Breeze and Chocolate Chip. This will be over 40 flowers per sample pack.

PACK F 5/8 inch Striped Grosgrain Ribbon Sampler $19.50
You will receive approximately 2 meters of each of the 6 new 'In Color' Ribbons.

PACK G 1 inch Double Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon sampler $20
You will receive approximately 2 meters of each of the gorgeous 1 inch Double Stitched Colours.

PACK H 1/2 inch Striped Grosgrain Ribbon Sampler $15
You will receive approximately 1.5 meters of each of the 6 ribbon colours available in the 1/2 inch striped ribbon.

Buttons, Brads and Flowers COMBO PACK 1
Receive packs C, D and E $48

Ribbons COMBO PACK 2
Receive packs F, G and H $50

Receive all packs A through to H $137.50

Please do contact me if you would like to order any sampler packs. Please note that these packs are not found in the Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalogue. They have been packaged by myself to give you the best opportunity to sample different products. I am also happy to accept orders for these packs in workshops or as individual orders. Please contact me if you would like to place an individual customer order on 07 3348 9456 | 0448 896 001 |