Monday, 22 August 2011

Workshop Make and Take

I had a workshop on Friday night with a really lovely group of ladies, who so warmly welcomed me into their group! I am super exited that they have decided to start their own stamp club with me - I can't wait to get it up and running! They are going to wait until the new Idea Book and Catalogue is available to order from....yes they saw the new catlalogue and loved it! You too can have your very own copy RIGHT NOW if you like!! Just contact me and I will get one to asap! I would love to add a sneak peak of the catty here, but I would get into BIG trouble if I did, so to see it now, before it goes live on September 1st, you have to contact me!
I wanted to share with you the make and take that the ladies at Anna's workshop made on Friday night. Now, we had two brand-new stampers there, and three experienced stampers, and they all really liked the card, which I must admit I took inspiration from a really gorgeous one by Gardenia Pepworth!

The hostess sadly didn't get a chance to make the card for herself as she was busy running around making this amazing dip in her Thermomix (have you seen this machine??? Amazing!!), so I made her card for her :)

I liked this group of ladies so much that I stayed around after for a chat! That is what is so great about my job.....not only do I get to work for a fabulous company, get to set my own hours and work schedule, and do my own projects for whatever suits me, but I also get to meet lovely people that become my friends! How lucky am I? You can be this lucky too, you know! Have a chat with me today about your chance to be as happy in your Stampin' Up! job as I am!!
Well, that's it for me today, off to make some more little gift ideas for my special order!
Have a great week!

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

2011/2012 Idea Book and Catalogue

As we all know, the current Idea Book and Catalogue from Stampin' Up! is nearly at retirement age, which is very sad. It is even sadder that some of our very favourite items are retiring, never to be seen again :( I have just checked the retirement list and quite a few things are selling out, and selling out fast! So if there is anything that you really wanted, now is the time to do something about it! Click on the retiring button and it will take you to the updated list, if what you want is still available, let me know asap and I will get your order placed straight away!

On the other hand, the new Idea Book and Catalogue is only 15 days away! I have my very own copy in my hands and I can tell you it is FABULOUS! It is a glorious 169 pages of ideas, inspiration and wonderful new and favourite products! I can't wait to start sharing it with you! Book your 2011/2012 Idea Book and Catalogue parties now, ready for when the catalogue goes live in September!

I am also planning a gold-coin-donation (which will pay for the hall and refreshments) 'make and take day' to explore the new products - more on that as the plans become finalised......I will just say, keep Saturday afternoon, 1st October free!!

Remember, the retiring list sells out of products quickly - don't wait until the last minute, as it may be too late to get your 'must-haves' before they are gone forever!

Well, better get on with prepping for my workshops booked this week, talk to you soon!

Friday, 12 August 2011

Hi again, stampers!

Yep, it's me again!
I have been busy lately with a special order that my hairdresser requested a couple of weeks ago. I have  a small basket of goodies for sale at the salon, and she saw a few of my things and wanted me to make up a selection for her to choose from to give to her elderly clients at Christmastime. Only problem is, she didn't know what she wanted, or how it was to be decorated, just a $amount she could spend and that was it lol! So I am wracking my brain trying to think of interesting items that don't have to contain chocolate or lollies (my obsession is pretty packaging for treats, I really need new designs lol!) as some of her clients can't have sweets, and the assorted bath salts that I make, some clients aren't agile enough for the bath, so.........and I so wanted to use the bath salts as I have just made some chocolate bath salts and peppermint bath salts - yummmm!
So here are just a few of my ideas so far. I want to fill a basket before I go down there again, so will be spending this weekend doing as much as I can - but my kids have a 4 day weekend from school this weekend for teacher development days, so I might not get as much done as I hope.Never mind, it's lovely to have them home :)
Here are a couple of pics of a few of what I have so far.......
I get these little tubes in from one of my favourite stores in the US, and they can be filled with lollies, or chocolates, or bath salts, or all sorts of things.

These little packages contain Dettol hand santizer, so cute!

This handmade folder contains handmade Christmas cards, envelopes, a decorated pen, and room for some stamps, a really cute stationery box of sorts.

And this last one for today holds some tall square tubes that are filled with assorted chocolate kisses in one tube, and hot chocolate powder and marshmallows in the other. Probably not the best for the hot weather of Christmastime, but the tubes could be filled with all sorts of things, tailored to the client if they like.
So what do you think? I have lots more to share, but will do that in a later post...stay tuned!
Kylie x

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Stamp Club

Hi there stampers!
I wanted to show you the latest items we made at stamp club last week - have you heard of a stamp club? It is where you get to stamp without the kids and any interruptions, while learning new techniques, using the latest Stampin' Up! products and all the hard work is done for you by me!! I source or design the projects you would like to learn about or make, I supply everything you need for your projects and I cut up all of your kits ready to go! All you have to do is be there - oh, and commit to spending a certain amount each month on anything you want from the catalogue(s)'s that easy! Just contact me if you would like to know more! are the projects my ladies made this month...they requested Father's Day projects, so that is what we made :
First up is the Father's Day card that maybe the kids would like to give Dad. This card is called a pop-out card, and it really is very simple to make.
This next card is just as simple to make, it's just a different style - I really like this one
And lastly, we made this is called an All-in-one-box, and when you lift the lid straight up, it is still attached to the box, you fill it with whatever you like, then push the lid back down and it seals is super cute and super simple!

So what do you think? The ladies all loved their projects and were really surprised at just how easy they were to complete! Afterwards we all have a coffee (or something stronger *wink*) and a few nibblies and recharge our batteries away from our usual life with a bit of gossip and a catchup. I love my stamp club, and I am looking for new members for the new stamp clubs I am starting. I have several types of stamp clubs available - Technique Club (where you learn specific techniques, and go away each meeting with a new technique card to add your your book), a BigShot Club ( where we concentrate on how to use the bigshot with assorted dies and embossing folders, again you go away with a card to add to your book), and a regular stamp club ( where you try an assortment of techniques and do different projects each meeting). Each meeting is around 2 hours, you go away with heaps of new ideas and full of inspiration! Does this sound like it interests you? Stamp clubs can start a new round any time, and if you have a few friends and want to start your own with me, just yell, and we can tailor your club to you!
Until next time, take care and remember to make time to papercraft!
Kylie x

Monday, 1 August 2011

Retired List Promotion

Dates: 1-31 August, 2011 (select items while supplies last)
It's time to say goodbye! Hundreds of products from the 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalogue are retiring, and now is the time for you to get them before they're gone. Items are updated daily, and it is first in, first served! I would hate for you to miss out on something from your wish list that you desperately wanted, so get in quick before it is all sold out! Contact me today with your order!

Gate Fold Hidden Easel Card

I love this fancy fold card - it's made from one sheet of A4 cardstock, instead of adding an easel fold base to a card base, and it can...