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Merry Christmas!!

Hi crafty peoples!!

I just wanted to get in now and say a huge thankyou to everyone that has subscribed to my blog, to the people that visit me and to the lovely people that leave those wonderful comments (too few and far between tho, send me more love lol!!).

I have had a wonderfully crafty year and my family and I have been blessed with our friends, our work and our kids. I am sad to see 2012 end, as my son is off to high school next year and it is the end of an era of sorts, but I am looking forward to everything 2013 is sure to bring!

I wanted to wish you and yours a wonderful, safe and happy Christmas and New Year. I hope you are as blessed as we are, and I hope to see you all in 2013!!

Stay happy, healthy and crafty!

cheers,
Kylie xxx

The Clearance Blitz is here!

 Up to 70% off starting today in our Clearance Rack Blitz!!

Good morning stampers! Well, it's finally here! The Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack Blitz has finally arrived!

Stampin' Up! is pulling hundreds of products out of retirement at up to 70% off while stocks last!! The blitz has been broken up into four sections, and section one starts today!! Get in quick before stocks run out - follow this link to see the specials for this week, 14 - 21 December, or follow this link to see all four sections and plan your shopping experience!!

If you are unsure of what the items look like, follow this link to see last years' catalogue and follow the page numbers on the clearance sheet, or simply type in the item into google! You can give me a call on 0418 911 828 or email me mystampinlife@iinet.net.au to place your order or have a chat - happy to help!

These items are only available while stocks last, get in quick so you don't miss out! Last orders for this section will need to…

Christmas ornaments for school...

So for a few weeks now I have been very quiet - the reason is 66 gorgeous little Christmas ornaments made with the Holiday Ornament bundle!!

I decided, in a moment of absolute madness, to make each of the children in my son's year a christmas ornament. I had a stamp made with the name of the school and 'class of 2012' to stamp on the back of the ornament as a little reminder of their graduating year from primary school. These gorgeous year 6s are off to the big adventure of high school next February and this would be the last time I would get to make them anything, so hence the grand idea - and I can tell you it took me a while to get through them all!! I made 63 of the small ornament - the boys got cherry cobbler/white and the girls got melon mambo/white, each with a handmade matching pizza box -style box, with a 'labels collection framelit' acetate lined peekaboo in the front panel, so that you could see the ornament displayed in the box. It all sounds quick and …

Clearance Rack Blitz!!

We're temporarily taking hundreds of products out of retirement with discounts up to 70 percent off retail-only while supplies last! We'll have four different groups of products on sale between 14 December -21 January. These are the sale periods:
14-20 December21 December-3 January4-10 January11-21 January Check back on 14 December to see what's on sale and when!


OOOH! THIS is what I woke up to this morning!!! The US has had the clearance rack for ages and we Aussie/NZ demos have been waiting anxiously to get it too! Hundreds of products we thought were gone forever making a brief return and at fantastic prices!!! I have had lots of requests since the end of the last catalogue for items that retired that people decided they just couldn't live without, so now is your chance to grab what you thought was gone for good!! I can't wait for each sale period to see what is being brought back! I will update each period with these fabulous products, and you can always check …

Merry Christmas from Stampin' Up!

Once again, Stampin' Up! has outdone itself with not one, but two fabulous promotions for the month of November!! Check them out here !!

Deal #1:

It's only November, but Stampin' Claus is coming to town! Get a FREE Festive Paper-Piercing Pack when you purchase the Ornament Keepsakes Set and Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper Bundle.
Item DescriptionRetail Value Special Price 132260 Christmas Gift Pack (wood-mount)Includes Ornament Keepsakes Set (wood-mount), Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper, Festive Paper-Piercing Pack $96.85 $82.90 132261 Christmas Gift Pack (clear-mount)Includes Ornament Keepsakes Set (clear-mount), Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper, Festive Paper-Piercing Pack $84.85 $70.90 132262 Christmas Gift Pack (wood-mount bundle)Includes Ornament Keepsakes Bundle (wood-mount), Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper, and Festive Paper-Piercing Pack $123.85 $109.90 132263 Christmas Gift Pa…

Happy Halloween!!

I know we don't really celebrate Halloween here in Australia, but I still think it is cute! I am not into the gross side of Halloween - you know, the zombie/ghoul/death side, I like the funny happy pumpkin, ghost side, complete with LOLLIES (candy)!! Who doesn't love a day where we give lollies away??

I have always made a little something for my kids to take to school to share with their classmates, and this year I decided to make little "brooms" that I was inspired to make from Pinterest.Here is the original picture I saw on there, and I just adapted it to what I had on hand!

Here is how mine turned out. What do you think?

I make enough for the two classes, and spares for any teachers who want one. There are about 80 brooms here.



How cute is the witch?? She comes from the Spooky Bingo Bits stamp set.

This is some of the colour range from our new Polka Dot Parade Designer Series Paper.

I filled the skinny treat bags with sour ropes I found in Woolworths - you get abo…

Don't forget the FREE ribbon promotion - ends soon!!

Don't forget our fabulous FREE RIBBON offer for the month of October - it finishes in a week! Each ribbon spool is worth $15.95 and Stampin' Up! is giving them away - one spool for EVERY $60 spent!! I put in an order for some class supplies and I got to choose ALL FIVE fabulous In Colours for FREE!! Plus with my discount for being a demonstrator, and the spending dollars for being my own hostess, I got to choose $170 in product for FREE (includes the ribbon special) - how cool is that???
So if you need anything for your crafting, now is the time to put in your order! PLUS if you scroll down to my last post, you will see how you can help out with the Breast Cancer Fundraiser on Saturday that my friend has organised - my commission, and all monies raised from my little treat holders (see previous post) will be donated to this fabulous cause - place your order today!

Back soon,
Kylie xxx

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Aware Month.........

A friend of mine hosts a Breast Cancer Fundraising Day every October. She has all of her friends pay an entry fee, bring a bottle or a plate to share and spare cash for raffles. It is always a great day! Last year I wasn't able to stay for long as hubby was away working and my son had basketball, so to try to do my little bit, I made around 70 little treat holders in pink and white - pillow boxes and candy wrappers - and filled them with chocolates. The ladies really seemed to like them, and although I initially made them for Jayne to give to her guests, the guests insisted on BUYING them to add to her total for the day - I was so happy!! So of course I am making some little treat holders for her fundraiser next weekend.
I know she doesn't subscribe to my blog, so I can share them with you and hopefully not spoil the surprise! The reason that I am doing it now and not after the fundraiser, is I am hoping to add further to her total…

More Holiday Ornaments...

Yep, it's official - I am addicted to making the Holiday Ornaments!!
Here are a couple more I have been working on......



These ornaments are quite large - this one measures 18cm from tip to tip. I have made 8 of this one to adhere to a wreath ring for my door at Christmas. The colours are whisper white, cherry cobbler and silver glimmer paper.


This one is much smaller, measuring 10cm from tip to tip. I have added one of our new vintage faceted buttons for some extra sparkle. I love pink and crumb cake together! I have also added silver glimmer paper and whisper white bakers twine to finish.


This last one is the same size as the pink one, made in exactly the same way. I made little ones as they will look fantastic on a Christmas tree! This is such a versatile stamp set, I love it! I have my fingers crossed that SU brings out some different coloured tulle for other projects - I would love to see white tulle added to our catalogue!
Let me know if you would like more info on these fab…

A Christmas Ornament Class

I am in love with Stampin' Up!'s Holiday Catalogue - which is new to Australia this year!! I have been busy making these gorgeous Holiday Ornaments and I have decided to offer them as a class - I hope you will be as excited as I am!

The first class is for the full ornament and it is gorgeous! It can be made in any colour you can think of, and I have put in a special request with Stampin' Up! Head Office for them to make different coloured tulle as soon as possible lol!!
Here is the full ornament:


(don't look too close haha, just noticed this one is missing a pearl!!)

So many possibilities for this gorgeous ornament, and they are quite large too, measuring between 5 inches and 6.5 inches across! The class is offered on the top red and the middle browns ornaments, the red/green ornament can be booked at a later date.
This class is $40 pp prepaid - your payment secures your seat, seats are strictly limited to 6. Booking and prepayment is essential. The class fee covers all…

A Halloween House.....

Friday night at my house was Stamp Club night - and my birthday!! So I took two of my favourite things - stamping and Halloween - and put them together! I had black and orange balloons tied to the fence out the front, light up Halloween pumpkins scattered around the yard, the front door was festooned with fake spiderwebs and spiders, the door was decorated with a handmade black wreath made from a garbage bag and a gorgeous purple spider, there was Halloween lollies from the U.S. in cute little Halloween bowls and my kids dressed up as a friendly witch and the ghost face from the Scream movies to greet them as they arrived....it was a bit of fun, and they enjoyed it!!


I saw a pic on pinterest about a garbage bag wreath - so easy to do!
Just few samples with some of the Halloween lollies... (forgive the walls - we are prepping to paint )
And our project for the night was this really cute little Halloween House Luminaria. If I'd had time during the week I would've cut out a lot m…

It's Spool Time!!

Who wants free ribbon?? I do!! And I am sure YOU do too!!

Stampin' Up! is having a Ribbon Promotion!

During October, get a FREE spool of 3/8" (1 cm) Stitched Satin Ribbon with every $60 purchase. Choose from any of our 2012-2014 In Colors-or earn all five!

126848Gumball Green 3/8" (1 cm) Stitched Satin Ribbon$15.95 FREE 126847Midnight Muse 3/8" (1 cm) Stitched Satin Ribbon$15.95 FREE 126844Primrose Petals 3/8" (1 cm) Stitched Satin Ribbon$15.95 FREE 126845Raspberry Ripple 3/8" (1 cm) Stitched Satin Ribbon$15.95 FREE 126846Summer Starfruit 3/8" (1 cm) Stitched Satin Ribbon$15.95 FREE
Check out this cute video:

Now is definitely the time to book a party or place an order - you really can't let FREE ribbon pass you by!! Call me today to discuss how to get your hands on your FREE RIBBON!! Can't say it enough - FREE RIBBON, FREE RIBBON, FREE RIBBON LOL!!! I love free stuff!! Don't forget, it only lasts as long as October does! Get your preferred…

Holiday Catalogue Blog Hop!!

Welcome to the ESAD Holiday Catalogue Blog Hop! I hope you were able to join us on our Annual Catalogue Blog Hop last week, if not, most of the participants of this blog hop will still have posts up that you can scroll back through to be inspired and wowed!

What is ESAD?

ESAD stands for "Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators" and it is an on-line group just for Australian and New Zealand Stampin" Up! demonstrators.

We so love what we do and not only do we love to share it with our customers, friends, and wonderful blog visitors, but we share our love for what we do with each other as demonstrators. We run swaps, challenges, tutorials, product know-how, and cyberstamps, and we are always there to help and support each other when it is needed.

So if you are a Stampin' Up! demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand, then please feel free to click here to join our wonderful group!

You may have come from the lovely Jane Norrish's blog or just found your…

Holiday Ornaments Class

I thought you might like to see what I have been making with the Holiday Ornaments stamp set and matching framelits! I sat down yesterday as soon as my Holiday Catalogue order arrived - I am sure Australia Post likes to keep me on the edge of my seat with arrival days - I can't keep up with them at the moment!

Check it out - I absolutely love it! The centre snowflake in real life  is just stunningly sparkly!



I will be holding a class for this ornament on Tuesday 9th October at 10.30am and again at 7pm, and each class is strictly limited to 6. Why not bring a friend? If your friend is new to me, you will get a free gift! The class will be held at my home in Maddington, and I will forward you the address once you have reserved your spot! This class is a child-free event as we will be using hot glue.
The class is available for 3 prices - 
 COST 1: $60  All of your materials will be stamped and pre-cut for you. I will supply the heat gun, refill glue sticks and the silicone mat for you…

2012 - 2013 Annual Catalogue BLOG HOP!!

Welcome to the ESAD 2012/2013 Annual Catalogue Blog Hop! You may have just found yourself in the middle of it, or followed the link from the wonderful Libby Dyson, but I am glad that you are here! Don't we have some wonderful, talented Stampin' Up! Demonstrators in Australia and New Zealand? I am amazed every time I vist their blogs and see their gorgeous creations! I hope you get a chance to see all of the blog hop participants and while you are there, why not leave a lovely comment to thank them for the inspiration? All of the demos work hard to share what they love - namely Stampin' Up! -  and we love to see that you like what we do!!

What is ESAD?

ESAD stands for "Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators" and it is an on-line group just for Australian and New Zealand Stampin Up demonstrators.

We so love what we do and not only do we love to share it with our customers, friends, and wonderful blog visitors, but we share our love for what we do with each …

Join us on a blog hop!!

Good morning!! It is a glorious spring morning here in Perth, the blue sky outside my window is just stunning!! I hope wherever you are that you are enjoying your day!



I wanted to let you know what I have been up to lately - with the new 2012/2013 Annual Catalogue and the new Holiday Catalogue starting on September 1st, I have been busy trying to make samples for an upcoming workshop and for our ESAD blog hop! A group of Aussie and New Zealand Stampin' Up! Demonstrators have gotten together and using some gorgeous new product from the Annual Catalogue, have put together a blog hop just for you! A blog hop is where a group of blogs 'link' up, one to another, and when you click on the links in each post, you are sent to another blog where they will be showcasing more product in the shape of wonderful samples. So tomorrow, Sunday 16th September, the fun begins! If you are subscribed to my blog, then you get this the day after I post, so for you, the blog hops starts today!! W…

Email sent in error

Hi all - not sure why my older blog entries are being emailed out to my newsletter list, but I apologise! I hope nothing further goes out that is not supposed to, but if it does, rest assured that I am trying to find out why.
Thanks for your patience!
cheers,
Kylie xxx

Say Hello to the new Stampin' Up! 2012/2013 Annual Catalogue!!

Such an exciting day!! Not only is it the first day of my favourite season, Spring, it is also the first day of my favourite SU promotion - the Annual Catalogue!!
This new catalogue is brimming with wonderful NEW product that I just can't wait to show you! Have a look at the gorgeous new cover - and click here to see it on your computer.


We are also releasing the fabulous new Holiday Catalogue today! I absolutely love it!! Chock full of gorgeous new product that I can't wait to use!! I have tried out a few of the products already at our recent Regional Training, and from my pre-order (just one of the perks of being a demonstrator!!) and I just love them!! Check out the Festive Cover and click here to see it on your computer.

Don't you just want to get your hands on these catalogues?? You can!! Contact me today for your free copy of one or both of them - postage charges may apply if you aren't local to me.

I am off to have another play with some of my product and to mak…

There's something yummy in my new catalogue....

Have you seen the new Stampin' Up! catalogue yet? It is available to order from starting today!! I love the first day of the new catalogue - it's always so exciting!!
When I saw the catalogue for the first time I got really excited. There are so many things in this catalogue that I can't wait to use, but one stood out amongst all the others. I had been blog surfing the US demos websites and blogs and came across some cookie stamps - yep, stamps made just for stamping into cookies!! I am not a big sweet eater, but my family is, and they are always asking me to bake them something yummy. My kids particularly love muffins and cookies, so these stamps are just perfect! There are three different sets to choose from and I used the holidays set (125152) when I made mine yesterday. Check them out!

And here they are straight out of my oven:

How cute are they? The cookie stamps come with 2 yummy recipes and my kids can't get enough! How cute would they look packaged up in our ce…

How long did you say until Christmas???

Did I hear that right? Christmas is only 127 days away! Wow, this year has gone fast!!

The new Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue and the new Holiday Mini - not so mini!!! - are both chock full of gorgeous Christmas themed stamps, papers, ribbons, tags, digital art, framelits dies, scented embossing powders - imagine your gingerbread image smelling like sugar and spice!!, punches and of course INSPIRATION!!

Now is the perfect time to start thinking of your Christmas cards! Before you know it, it will be time to send them out to family and friends - this could be the year you WOW them with your talent!!



Why not get a couple of friends together and book me for a stamp-a-stack so that you are ready for Christmas? It is never too early to make a start!
Contact me today to organise your morning/afternoon/evening of stampin' fun!

Thanks for stopping by!
cheers, Kylie xxx

Why not give a Gift Certificate?

Have you wondered what to get the Stamper/Papercrafter in your life? Sometimes it is hard to know exactly what they would like or need, so why not give a certificate? No stress for you, and the recipient can then choose exactly what they would like - who doesn't like a gift certificate/card?

I have gift certificates available right now! Just contact me and payment can be made straight into my bank account. Gift certificates last for 6 months from date of purchase and can be made for any amount. They don't have to be spent all at once, but each order does incur postage fees which will come out of the certificate value. Each gift certificate comes with the current catalogue, and if you like, I can pop it in a handmade certificate holder for that added touch. Any papercrafter would love to have spending dollars for Stampin' Up! - I wish someone would buy me one lol!!

If you would like to see what the certificate looks like, contact me and I will email you a picture. I am una…