Saturday, 22 December 2012

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

Friday, 14 December 2012

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 be placed by 6pm on the 21st to ensure your order goes through on time.

I will be back soon with more specials in the next section! Happy shopping!!

Kylie xxx

Saturday, 8 December 2012

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 easy enough in your mind lol!! I also made the three  year 6 teachers a large ornament and it's own matching box (d'oh, forgot to take a pic of the box, and it was sooooo cute!!).

Here are the boy ones before being boxed:


They are incredibly sparkly and blingy in real life - so hard to capture that on camera, for me anyway! My brother-in-law (who is a real boy boy and isn't into my craft) thought they were WOW when I showed him, so you can imagine....

Here they are about to be boxed:

 
Here are the girl's ones before they were boxed:
 
 
Again, it is so hard to capture that sparkle, but I can tell you they were so so pretty!
Here are the ones I made for the teachers:
 
 
Everyone really seemed to like them, I even got hugs from the teachers! We have had such a blessed time at this school - they are the most amazing people ever, so it is really nice to give a little something back :)
 
I am in the process of making little candy wrappers for my daughter's class, so will be back soon with pics of those!
 
Have a great week!
 
cheers,
Kylie xxx



Friday, 7 December 2012

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 December
  • 21 December-3 January
  • 4-10 January
  • 11-21 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 the website at www.stampinup.com and see the new changes to the website - it looks fantastic!!

Will be back soon!

Kylie xxx

Friday, 2 November 2012

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
Description
Retail 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 Pack (clear-mount bundle)Includes Ornament Keepsakes Bundle (clear-mount), Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper, and Festive Paper-Piercing Pack
This special offer is only good through 30 November 2012, so contact me to place your order today!

Deal #2:


From 1 November through 16 December, host a minimum $650 Stampin' Up! party and get a FREE collection of ink pads*-a $79.95 value-in addition to our other fantastic benefits!

Your Party Sales**
Free Ink Collection
Hostess Credit
Items at 50% Off
$650
Yes!
$100
1 item
$800
Yes!
$130
2 items
$1000
Yes!
$160
3 items
$1250+
Yes!
$200
4 items
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Contact me today to take advantage of this INK-credible offer!
*Neutrals Collection not eligible

**Does not include shipping

How cool is that?? With Christmas fast approaching, you need to start making your Christmas cards and decorations - and why not earn something just  a little bit special doing it?? Contact me today to book your party to see these fantastic offers in person, or just place an order - it's that simple!!

Talk to you soon!
cheers,
Kylie xxx



 

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

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 about 14 sour ropes in a pack for $2, bargain!! Halloween will stretch a bit with my kids this year - my son is away at camp, so his will go in on Friday, where my daughter will take hers in on Wednesday, so any spares will make the rounds twice!
 
I really like the way they have turned out - so cute!
 
I hope you all have a fantastic Halloween, whether you do anything for it or not - we don't go trick or treating or anything, but I still like to mark the day!
 
Have a great week!
 
cheers,
Kylie xxx
 
 

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

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

Saturday, 20 October 2012

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 raised. For the next week, until 6pm Perth time on Sunday 28th October, I am offering my commission on all orders received. So for every $100 spent (excluding postage) I will be able to add $20 to Jayne's total!! Can you help me out??
My commission will be donated on all orders, of any amount! But if you like what you see in the pics below, and place an order for them, then ALL money made will be donated as well!! Check them out:

 
These are the little pillow boxes I made. The die is retired now, but if you would like to order these little packets of gorgeousness, they are $3 each decorated (but empty) or $1 each for the blank die cut that you assemble and decorate yourself.
If you would like the supplies for these, let me know :)

 

 
 
This is a very simply decorated petite purse made with the petite purse die. This die is current and available to order. You can also place an order for these little purses - $3 each decorated, in your choice of colour of course - or $1 as a blank die cut for you to assemble and decorate yourself.
 
 
These little cuties are made with the candy wrapper die and the simply scored scoring tool. They are available to order - $4 each decorated (but empty) or $1 as a blank die cut that you assemble and decorate yourself. They are really easy to assemble and in person have such a wow factor!
 
 
Another version of the candy wrapper die. $3 each decorated (but empty) or $1 each as a blank die cut that you assemble and decorate yourself.
 
I will be making some different treat holders over the coming week, so I hope to post back here soon with some more inspiration.
 
All of these little treat holders can be made or cut out of your choice of Stampin' Up! coloured cardstock, and all of the supplies can be ordered from me at your convenience. Feel free to email, text or call, I would love to hear from you! 
 
I would love to be able to hand Jayne a lovely donation next weekend, so if you can help me out I would really appreciate it! You would not only be getting fabulous Stampin' Up! product, but you would also be helping out a fantastic cause, one close to my heart. All monies paid for the treat holders will be donated, and all commission from any sales too!! Postage charges do apply for Stampin' Up! product orders and for the assembled, decorated treat holders, but all blank die cuts will be posted FREE!!
 
Let me know if you would like to be a part of this fabulous cause!!
Hope to hear from you soon!
 
Kylie xxx


 

Monday, 15 October 2012

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 fabulous ornaments!!
 
Have a great day!
 
Kylie xxx



Thursday, 11 October 2012

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 materials, full instructions you can take away with you and a light snack with tea and coffee included.
 
As with all of my classes, this class is a child-free event. If you would like to do the class but need to look after small children, feel free to book a date and I will come to you!
 
If you are unable to make the class for any reason, you are welcome to collect your kit to put together yourself at a later date. Instructions will be included.
 
This class is offered  on Monday 5th November at 10.30am and 7pm, then again on Thursday 8th November at 10.30am and 7pm. RSVP is essential and no later than Monday 29th October by 6pm to allow for orders of materials and to make up your kits.
 
If you would love to do the class, but feel that it looks a bit too complicated, how about making a less-involved ornament? I am offering a class on the ornament below:
 
 
Isn't it gorgeous? I am planning on making these for my kids classmates this year! This ornament takes about half the time the top ornaments take, but the effect is still fantastic! Did you notice other colours at the bottom? This ornament looks stunning in any colour you like!! You can choose your ornament colour - exceptions may apply - when you book, or you can make the blue one, it's up to you!!
 
Once again prepayment is essential.
 
This class is $25 pp prepaid - your payment secures your seat, seats are strictly limited to 6.
Booking and prepayment is essential. The class fee covers all materials, full instructions you can take away with you and a light snack with tea and coffee included.
 
As with all of my classes, this class is a child-free event. If you would like to do the class but need to look after small children, feel free to book a date and I will come to you!
 
If you are unable to make the class for any reason, you are welcome to collect your kit to put together yourself at a later date. Instructions will be included.
 
This class is offered on Tuesday 6th November at 10.30am and 7pm, then again on Wednesday 7th November at 10.30am and 7pm. RSVP is essential and no later than Monday 29th October by 6pm to allow for orders of materials and to make up your kits.
 
Why not bring a friend? If your friend is new to me for either class, you will both receive a free gift!! Book a table of 6 (including yourself) and your class is FREE!!
 
This is a fun ornament to make, in either size, and I would love to share it with you! If you can't see yourself making a class, these ornaments are also available to order in time for Christmas, in your choice of colour and style, just ask about your options!!
 
Why not give me a call? I would love to chat, or even meet up for coffee!
 
Until next time,
Kylie xxx
 
 
 

 
 

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

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 more than I did, and just have the girls put it all together, but with school holidays, birthdays, the Royal Show and assorted other activities, time just flew! So the girls ended up doing a lot of the work themselves and it took them a while lol!! Two of them have since gone home and made more of the houses, some of them Christmas themed, so I didn't scare them off to much haha! Here they are:
 
 
 
Here is a closeup of the first one I made:
 
 
How cute are they?? There are three house windows, one door window and three roof windows which all let the battery tealight shine through, looks so cute in the dark! How cute is the little broom?? That's my favourite part of the house!
 
So I am offering this little house as a class! I will do ALL of the cutting out, all you will need to do is assemble it, which will cut down on time and effort considerably! There is no hot glue involved, but it is fiddly, so this class will be child-free. I will supply everything you need, you just come along and have fun! Bring a friend, and if they are new to me, you will get a free gift! If you get between 3 and 5 friends together, and book a class with me, your class will be FREE!! How's that for an offer!! Here are the details:
 
Class is a prepaid $40 pp - prepayment guarantees your spot, as spots are strictly limited to 6.
 
You can choose the colour of your house - exceptions may apply - so ask for your colour choice when you book!
 
There can't be last minute attendees as supplies will need to be ordered and I will need time to make up all of the kits.
 
Refunds cannot be offered as supplies will have been paid for - but you are welcome for someone else to take your spot if you can't make it, otherwise you will be able to collect your kit to assemble yourself at another time.
 
For your comfort and the comfort of others, children are unable to attend for any reason. You are welcome to host a class in your home if you need to look after children, but this class is for adult participation only.
 
The date of the class is Wednesday 24th October at 10.30am and repeated on Thursday 25th October at 10.30 am. RSVP is essential , and no later than Monday 15th of October by 6pm. This is to allow the ordering of the goodies and the making up of kits.
 
If you would prefer another date, feel free to get some friends together, or just you and a friend if you prefer and I can even come to you!
 
If you have any questions about this class, feel free to contact me! I would love to chat with you!!
 
I had a great time sharing this project with my stamp club ladies, and I would love to share it with you! Hope to hear from you soon :)
 
Until next time,
Kylie xxx
 

 
 
 

Monday, 1 October 2012

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!

126848 Gumball Green 3/8" (1 cm) Stitched Satin Ribbon $15.95
FREE
126847 Midnight Muse 3/8" (1 cm) Stitched Satin Ribbon $15.95
FREE
126844 Primrose Petals 3/8" (1 cm) Stitched Satin Ribbon $15.95
FREE
126845 Raspberry Ripple 3/8" (1 cm) Stitched Satin Ribbon $15.95
FREE
126846 Summer 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 party date or order placed before time runs out!!
 
Give me a call or email me to talk about any of our wonderful promotions :)
 
talk to you soon!
 
Kylie xxx




 
 
 
 
 
   
 

Sunday, 23 September 2012

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 way here, but feel free to continue on the hop! If at any time you get lost or sidetracked, click on the links at the bottom of this post to continue on your journey!

I wanted to share with you my latest obsession - wreaths!! This is the very first wreath I ever made, and I couldn't wait to fire up my hot glue gun!

 
 
Materials: Howlstooth and Scaringbone DSP 126906, Silver Glimmer Paper 124005, Rhinestone Basic Jewels 119246, hot glue gun.
 
My next project is a Halloween Handbag and matching birthday card.
 
 
 
The handbag is big enough to hold full-sized cards and the tutorial is by Becky Roberts and is part of her "12 Days of Christmas 2010" tutorial.
 
Materials: Howlstooth and Scaringbone DSP 126906, Googlies 127539, Googly Ghouls stamp set 128063, Basic Black cardstock 121688, Tangerine Tango cardstock 116206, Basic Black Taffeta Ribbon 119962, Simply Scored Scoring Tool 122334, Stripes Embossing Folder 123128, Up, Up and Away stamp set 122757, Itty, Bitty Banners stamp set 126257, Bitty Banners Framelits 129267, 2.5 inch circle punch 120906, sticky strip 104294.
 
And last but not least, these cute little candy wrappers in Halloween colours:
 
 
Materials: Howlstooth and Scaringbone DSP 126906, Sticky Strip 104294, Googly Ghouls stamp set 128063, Googlies 127539, Candy Wrapper Die 120890, Scallop Oval punch 119856, Large Oval punch 119855, Stampin' Dimensionals 104430.
 
If you would like to know any more about these projects, or would like to order the supplies to make them, let me know, I would love to help!
 
If you like what you see on your hop, please leave comments - we love to hear what you think!
 
Next on the blog hop list is Kristine Giampietro - thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the hop!
 
Until next time,
Kylie xxx
 



1 Chloe Evans
www.chloscraftcloset.blogspot.com

2. Theresa 'Tess' Schirmer
www.stampinandstuffwithtess.wordpress.com

3. Sharlene Meyer
www.magpiecreates.com

4. Ann Gerlach
www.discoversu.com

5. Corina Beyer
www.beyondinkstamper.com

6. Nikki Sadler
www.inkysrt.com.au

7. Andrea Buckland
www.creatingcardswithandrea.blogspot.com

8. Keryn Campbell
www.kerynscards.blogspot.com

9. Michelle Grech
www.stampmeshell.wordpress.com

10. Christie Kunkel

http://www.christiescreativecorner.blogspot.com.au

11. Joanne Kechagais
www.joannekechagias.blogspot.com

12. Kathryn Ruddick
www.katlodesigns.com

13. Michelle Halling
www.michellehcreations.blogspot.com

14. Juliette Chapman
www.juleskraftikrafts.blogspot.com

15. Narelle Hoggard
www.handmadebynarelle.wordpress.com

16. Delys Cram
www.delysc.wordpress.com

17. Libby Dyson
www.libbystampz.blogspot.com

18. YvonneWalker
www.yvonnescreativecorner.blogspot.com

19. Alisha Watson
www.ratherbstamping.blogspot.com

20. Jane Norrish
www.janenorrish.com

21. Kylie Clemmence - you are here!
www.stampinwithkylie.blogspot.com

22. Kristine Giampietro
www.inkspotcreations.typepad.com

23. Monique Feilder
www.stamping-with-moni-q.blogspot.com.au/

24. Tanya Bell
www.stampingt.com.au

25.Sam Simpson
www.gracefulimpressions.blogspot.com





Wednesday, 19 September 2012

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 your use on the night. You will still need to RSVP and pay by Monday 24th September to secure your spot.
 
 
 COST 2$40 You will need the Silicone Craft Sheet from page 31 of the Holiday Catalogue - $9.95, plus the Tombow Multipurpose Glue, page 177 of the Annual Catalogue $6.95. You will also need a heat gun with refill glue sticks and your big shot if you have one.
 
COST 3:  $25. You purchase the Ornament Keepsakes Bundle (page 3 Holiday Catalogue), which include the Ornament Keepsakes stamp set in either wood or clearmount, plus the matching Framelits Dies and save 15%! You will also need the Silicone Craft Sheet (page 31 Holiday Catalogue, and the Tombow Mulitpurpose Glue (page 177 Annual Catalogue. PLUS you will get your shipping for FREE! That's another saving of $5.95! You will also need your glue gun with refill glue sticks and your big shot.
 
You must RSVP by Monday 24th September so that I have time to place an order and have your goodies here for the class.You will receive your goodies at the class - if you order the clearmount stamp set, you will need block E. To reserve your strictly limited spot, you will need to pay by Monday 24th September either by bank deposit - it can take a few days to clear, so once you have deposited the money, if you email me the deposit info, I will place your order. If you would like to pay by credit card, I can invoice you with Paypal and you won't need an account to pay. Or if you wish to pay by cash, we can arrange collection:)
 
Your class fee covers the class, full instructions you can take away with you, unlimited tea or coffee and a light morning tea/supper. If you are unable to make these class times and would like to schedule a time/day that suits you better, let me know, I would be happy to do that! This is such a fun ornament to make, and it is much bigger than you would expect. You will be using  materials/dies/papers you may not have seen yet, as well as having a couple of hours of relaxing, stress free fun! I can't wait!
 
If you are a seasoned crafter or have never crafted before, that's ok! We go at a leisurely pace and we won't leave you behind, I promise! Just let me know when you book.
 
Please feel free to contact me with any questions you might have, I would be happy to hear from you!
Hope to see you soon!
cheers,
Kylie xxx

Sunday, 16 September 2012

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 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!

This is my creation for the Blog Hop - I hope you like it! I used a new stamp set called "Come to Bethlehem" (page 20). I loved this stamp set as soon as I saw it and I am looking forward to making a lot of Christmas cards this year! I saw this design on this website, another talented demo based in the U.S. and I loved it so much I had to share it here with you! I changed the colours for my CASE (copy and share everything) to neutral tones, and the brads for pearls, and that's it. I loved her original colours and will be using that colour scheme on them for personal use. It is a very easy design to recreate en masse, or just for special people - why don't you try it for yourself?



I used early espresso cardstock 121686, early espresso classic stampin' pad 126974, crumb cake cardstock 121685, crumb cake classic stampin' pad 126975, very vanilla cardstock 106549, whisper white cardstock 106550, neutrals designer series paper stack 117157, come to bethlehem unmounted stampset 120591, decorative label punch 120907, scallop oval punch 119856, dimensionals 104430, versamark stamp pad 102283, clear embossing powder 109130, heat tool 129056, pearl basic jewels 119247.

I also have a bit of an obsession with pinterest and 'pinning' pictures of decorative wreaths, you can find my boards here, so I thought I would make one for myself and share it with you. It is all in very vanilla and natural cane, but you could make it in any colours and in any theme - I will show my Halloween wreath for our Holiday Catalogue blog hop later in the month. It is very simple, using only ribbon, cardstock and pearls! It didn't take long to put together, and I have had it hanging on my door for a few days - and I really like it!

 
 
Sorry about the picture quality - I have asked for a light tent for my birthday next month to try and make my photos look better, so we will see what happens.
For this wreath I used very vanilla cardstock 106549, pearl basic jewels 119247, fun flowers bigz die 121812 and I stuck it all together with hot glue.
 
If you have any questions about how I made anything, or if you would like to order the products to make these, I would love to hear from you! Our new catalogues are out and available to order from 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, just call, text or email me and we can go from there!
 
I hope you are able to continue on your way around the blog hop, your next stop will be the wonderfully talented Monique Fielder. If you like anything that you see on your travels, be sure to leave a comment, it would be lovely to hear your thoughts!
 
Thanks so much for stopping by, I really enjoy your company! Have a great week!
 
Cheers,
Kylie xxx

PS If you get sidetracked for any reason, here is the complete list for all of the blog hop participants - you can click on any one of them to start your tour again!

1. Chloe Evans
www.chloscraftcloset.blogspot.com

2. Pauline Bennetts
www.paulinebennetts.com/stampede

3. Theresa 'Tess' Schirmer
www.stampinandstuffwithtess.wordpress.com

4. Sharlene Meyer
www.magpiecreates.com
Bandstand Simply Scrappin Kit

5. Ann Gerlach
www.discoversu.com/

6. Corina Beyer
www.beyondinkstamper.com

7. Nikki Sadler
www.inkyart.com.au

8. Andrea Buckland
www.creatingcardswithandrea.com

9. Keryn Campbell
www.kerynscards.blogspot.com

10. Kathryn Ruddick
www.katlodesigns.com

11. Richelle Fletcher
www.stampingwithrichelle.blogspot.com

12. Jane Norrish
www.janenorrish.com

13. Michelle Halling
www.michellehcreations.blogspot.com

14. Juilette Chapman
www.juleskraftikrafts.blogspot.com

15. Tayna Bell
www.stampingt.com.au

16. Alisha Watson
www.ratherbstamping.blogspot.com

17. Narelle Hoggard
www.handmadebynarelle.wordpress.com

18. Rebecca Scurr
www.stampinwithrebecca.wordpress.com

19. Delys Cram
www.delysc.wordpress.com

20. Yvonne Walker
www.yvonnescreativecorner.blogspot.com

21. Libby Dyson
www.libbystampz.blogspot.com.au

22. Kylie Clemmence
www.stampinwithkylie.blogspot.com

23. Monique Fielder
www.stamping-with-moni-q.blogspot.com

24. Karen McGoldric
www.vivalastamping.blogspot.com.au

25. Sam Simpson
www.gracefulimpressions.blogspot.com






  • Saturday, 15 September 2012

    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!! Why don't you join us? You will be inspired by the creations of some wonderfully talented demonstrators, and you might even pick up an idea or two!

    We would love to see you! The blog doesn't go away, no time limit, so start when you can and you can always pause and finish later, and if you like what you see, leave a comment, we would love to hear from you! Check back tomorrow to join us or click on the link in the email if you are subscribed to my newsletters!

    Thanks for stopping by, hope to see you again soon!!

    Cheers,
    Kylie xxx

    Thursday, 13 September 2012

    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

    Saturday, 1 September 2012

    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 make samples for a party I am demonstrating at on Tuesday - I won't say what I am making so that I don't spoil the surprise - if you want to know more, book a party with me - I would love to show you!!
     
    See you soon,
    Kylie xxx
    
     
    

    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 cello bags ( 102210), tied with our Halloween or Christmas ribbon and popped into one of our Kraft boxes? Decorate one of the Kraft boxes and you have a fab little gift!! This is what the Kraft box looks like plain - they measure 9 x 9 x 6.5cm. (124106).
     
    And here are some decorated, just to give you an idea how they could look - I found this pic here - yet another talented Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.
     
     
    Do you love to bake cookies? These cookie stamps are really easy to use and are dishwasher safe - they could even be used in play dough! They come with a quality wooden handle that fits both kids and adults hands comfortably.
    So that's your first peek at the new cookie stamps. If you want to see these stamps in action, let me know, I would love to show you!
     
    I will be back soon with more fabulous product from the new Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue!
    Cheers,
    Kylie xxx
    
    
    

    Wednesday, 22 August 2012

    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

    Tuesday, 21 August 2012

    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 unable to email you the voucher, it will be sent through the post free of charge if just the certificate, or with postage charges if includes catalogue (s), or I will hand deliver if you are local to me. This certificate cannot be redeemed through any demonstrator other than me, and is not endorsed by or valid with, Stampin' Up! the company. The gift certificate and orders can only be sent to an Australian address. I cannot ship outside of Australia. All orders paid for with the gift certificate can be placed by email or by phone -  I will keep track of the amount spent and let the recipient know when they have reached their limit.

    And that's it! No stress, no fuss and boy, will you be in the good books!!!! This certificate would be fantastic for birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas gifts, or just because! Chat to me today about how to organise your gift.

    Thanks for stopping by, I hope to see you soon!

    cheers,
    Kylie xxx

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