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!

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!

Kylie xxx

Monday, 20 August 2012

Saying goodbye to some favourites.....

Don't you love these ecards? Some clever little bunnies are able to change the text to say anything they like, and I think this one is so cute!!

There are only 11 days left in August, which means there are only 11 days left to get your hands on some wonderful product that will sadly be retiring forever from Stampin' Up!. The retiring lists are out and some items sold out immediately, with more going over the following days. If you would like an updated list of sold outs, let me know and I will get it to you :)

This current catalogue was a really great one, with so many gorgeous things - the year wasn't long enough for me to share everything that I loved with my stamp club or with my Stampin' Party hostesses and guests! One of my favourite techniques is two-step stamping. That's where you stamp the bold image, then you stamp over it with an outline image in a darker or different colour to make it pop! This year we had a two-step stamp set in the Hostess section called 'Simply Soft'. I love it! I have used it as hostess and customer thank you cards, as a sympathy card and as a 'just because' or 'thinking of you' kind of card. I love RAK cards (random acts of kindness) and if I have spare time (haha what's that!!) I sit down and make a bunch of cards to send out en masse to my customers or friends. I also make all of the Birthday cards for my hubby's clients (he is a mortagage broker) and quite often get nice compliments - which I love!!
I have made two cards here, which I also shared with my stamp club, and they are an incredibly simple design, but I find that the majority of my stampin party ladies do prefer simple as they can make a statement without it being too busy. This first one is made with Very Vanilla cardstock, Marina Mist cardstock and Marina Mist ink.

This second one is made with Very Vanilla cardstock and Rich Razzleberry cardstock, and Rich Razzleberry ink.

I had two ladies contact me the day they received them to see how they could order the product to make their own, so they must've liked them!

Do you have a favourite stamp set or accessory that is retiring? There are so many lovely things, it really is hard to pick just one!

So now I am off to prepare for one of my team members popping over today to catch up on all the Stampin' Up! news as she has been away on family business, and to help her prepare for her workshop on Thursday, as she is still new to it all - I love to help out!

Catch up with you soon!

Kylie xxx

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Stampin' Up! Advertising

Have you seen the latest ads for Stampin' Up! I really like them, and although one of them is causing quite a stir - I will leave that up to you to decide which lol - if you take it in the light-hearted manner I am certain SU intended it to be, you might get a giggle!

What do you think of these:

So great. I particularly like the one about art - we all need it in some form, be it our childrens' "artwork" from daycare/kindy/preprimary (hehe remember?) be it in our handmade gifts, cards, scrapbook pages, off the page etc. Or in our gardens, or the pieces we hang on our walls. Life without art is a less-enhanced life - art is in the eye of the beholder. It really is. What appeals to me may not appeal to you, but that is what is great about ART! I tell my stamp club ladies and the guests at the stamping parties I do, that it is never wrong, it is art! Your art, your style, your way!! As long as YOU like it, that is all that matters.
I like to think of myself as an artist. An artist in papercraft. Now I may not have the most imaginitive mind, and tend to go with what has been tried and tested in my style, but it soothes me, and that is something art is meant to do - it is meant to invoke a feeling, be it soothing, uplifting, shocking, angry, happy, sad - that is the purpose of art. What in your life is your art? Are you experimenting with what you like to do? Have you dabbled in papercraft and want to try it again? Stampin' Up! is a great place to learn and share! Why not see for yourself? A Stampin' Party is a great place to start! Find out how today, I would love to chat :)

See you next time!
Kylie xxx

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Last Chance to Grab a Bargain - And a Little Sweetener!!

Hi all!
Just popping in to update the Retirement List sold outs:

Concord Crush A4 cardstock
Blushing Bride Ink Refill
Concord Crush Ink Refill
Pear Pizzazz Ink Refill
Poppy Parade Ink Refill
Blushing Bride A4 cardstock
More Mustard Stampin' Write Marker
Confetti White A4 cardstock
Well Worn Designer Series Paper
Mini Library Clips
3/16" gold brads
Dotto Refill
Stampin' Scrub Replacement Pads
Circle Scissor Replacement Blades
5-Petal Flower Punch
Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Dies
Stampin' Around Standard Wheel Storage
Colour Caddy Extender Kit
Stack and Store Containers
Just Surfing Woodmount
D Is For Dog Woodmount
Curvy Verses Woodmount
Short and Sweet Woodmount
Calender Alphabet and Numbers Woodmount

So as you can see things are moving along! Not long now until the catalogue retires and a new annual catalogue begins!! If there is anything that you would like to get from this current catalogue while you still can, you need to place your order asap, and to make it even sweeter, I am offering free postage * until the end of the month! That's right! If you are local to me, you can have your order shipped straight to you, or to me if you prefer and I will arrange a good time to drop it in to you. If you don't live local, you can have your order shipped anywhere in Australia for FREE!! This offer only applies to the 2011/2012 Annual Catalogue and you can only redeem it placing an order through me. This is not a Stampin' Up! offer, but just a little way for me to say thanks for your order in the build up to the new catalogue! All orders must be to me no later than 6pm on Friday 31st August to avoid any last minute rush, but be aware that the later you put in your order, the more chance there is that your items have sold out, so don't delay!
Feel free to ask any questions or to contact me for a chat, I would love to hear from you!
Until next time......
Kylie x

*If you have already placed an order, and have asked for special requests, the free postage offer does not apply. This offer is for new orders from today with no special requests attached.

Monday, 6 August 2012

Retirement List Updates

Hi everyone - just a quick update to let you know that the Retirement List has begun to sell out of some items. So far we are out of:

Peach Parfait Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
Concord Crush Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
More Mustard Stampin' Write Marker
3/16" Gold Brads
Dotto Refill
Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
Big Top Birthday DSP
Big Top Birthday Quick Accents
Stack n Store Containers
Stampin' Scrub Replacement Pads

So if there is anything that you are wanting, I wouldn't leave it too long to place your order as things are selling out daily, and it would be a shame to miss out!

Copies of the new Annual Catalogue and the new Holiday Mini are on their way as I write - I got my shipment confirmation today - so contact me asap to reserve your copy! First in best dressed! Get your copies before your friends do by getting in early!

I will be back later in the week with more list updates.

Have a great week!!

Kylie x

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Going, Going, Gone....!!

Well, it's that time of year again - yep, the retiring list is out!! That means there is only 1 month left of the current catalogue and and quite a few of the products are retiring!! Get ready to say goodbye to a whole range of stamps, cardstock, ink, ribbons and designer series paper. Many of the retiring items have been marked down by up to 40%!! So click on the links below and grab yourself a bargain!! Some of the items do sell out very fast - so get your order in today to make sure you get exactly what you want! I am available to take your call, email or text, so get in quick!

Retiring Stamps: click here for list
Retiring Accessories: click here for list

Remember to check back daily for an updated list - if you see an x beside the product, then it has sold out.

Want to see our updated website and all of the options that you have as a customer or as a demonstrator? Then click here and you will be directed there - have a look for yourself at all of the wonderful things that await you with Stampin' Up!

Our new catalogue starts on September 1st, and it is fantastic! As a Demonstrator, I get to see the catalogue before it is released to the public, so I eagerly sat up last night to download it to my ipad as soon as it was available!  I also got a copy of the new Holiday Mini - you should see the SIZE of this new mini, really should have a new name lol!! - and I can't wait to share them with you, so if you would like a copy for yourself right now, you know what you NEED to do - join my team and you will get it immediately! Or if you want a hardcopy to keep, let me know asap as I am ordering boxes of them today and would love to put one of each aside for you :)

This is a really fantastic catalogue and those that are fans of the products available in the US market will be pleasantly surprised at how our catalogues now match - contact me today to reserve your copy!!
Look forward to hearing from you - you will have to excuse me now, I am off to make a nice hot cuppa and have a sit down with the new catty and have a proper look while I have the house to myself!!
Have a great day!
Kylie x

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