Thursday, 28 February 2013


So less than a month until Sale-a-bration finishes for 2013 - do you have your free goodies yet??

I was completely bamboozeled by this years SAB catty - it is pretty full on - but this is the first year we have had more than 4 things to choose from. This time we had a whopping 19 items to choose from, even some from the Annual Catalogue. We had a mix of stamp sets, buttons and ribbon, designer series paper, embossing folder and simple sent card kits - something for everyone! The very first item I claimed was the Feeling Sentimental stamp set in clear mount 129630. It just jumped out at me! I have made lots of pretty things with it, but when I came across this card on Pinterest, I had to remake it!!

Now my photography doesn't do this gorgeous card any justice at all! I tried to find the original to link back, but no luck - so to the original artist, cheers! I love your card!! (pictured above is my version). This card is made with the traditional A5 sized piece of cardstock, and instead of folding it short side to short side, I folded it long side to long side, making a card that is long and thin! I adore the flower trim from the new Seasonal Catalogue and have used it on so many projects since it became available! I so hope it is carried over to the new Annual Catalogue later in the year!

If you would like to get your own supplies to make this card, contact me before SAB finishes in March :)

Until next time,
Kylie xxx

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

What a difference sanding makes....

So the new Seasonal Catalogue - click here - has so many gorgeous products in it that you need to go through it several times to see them all!! I have been through the catty so many times, I even have it saved to my ipad so that I can flick through it when I am out - my ipad has certainly paid for itself with being able to show customers or potential customers what I am talking about right then and there!

My new love from the Seasonal Catalogue is the Core'dinations Card Stock. We had 3 colours of this cardstock in our Holiday Mini, but with so much else in that catalogue, I didn't get to focus on it, but with this catalogue comes new colours!!

Page 12 shows you the new colours for this catalogue - Pool Party (my fav!!), Primrose Petals and Real Red. Using a sanding block - check out our little cutie! - you can sand back a portion of the cardstock revealing a monochromatic (lighter version of top colour ) version in that area. When embossed with an embossing folder, the raised part just begs to be sanded, as much or as little as you like! Check out my before and after below - the sentiment is from a stamp set exclusive to Sale-a-bration:

Sorry about the lighting - it makes it a little hard to see th details. I used the sentiment from the Sale-a-bration set Vintage Verses 129636, the new Pool Party Core'dinations cardstock and some favs from the Annual Catalogue - this card is perfectly acceptable in it's current form, but wait until you add an embossing folder and a sanding block! :

Yep, it is the same colour card, but clearly  my lighting has changed it somewhat!! How different does it look just by adding the texture from the embossing folder - Framed Tulips 121809. and the sanding block from the new mini - Stampin' Sanding System Block 129367. I just love this card and when I showed it at my last workshop, the ladies all loved it too! The sanded part of the image feels almost like velvet.......

Today is the second last day of February - wow has the year gone fast for you too?? I am hoping to make Manager in time for this years Convention in May, BUT I need to have my team firmly in place by the end of Feb.......can you see yourself as part of my team? I need two lovely people to join my team by the end of tomorrow (Thursday, 28th Feb) to make it to Manager level......can you help??
Being a part of Stampin' Up!, where I am my own boss, able to make my own decisions on how much I work or don't work my business each week, how much I spend and what I spend it on, how much I share the opportunity or not with other people, how much I work it around my life - completely up to me each and every day! There is no pressure to sell above my minimums - which to tell you the truth, even if I didn't have one customer, I could make on my own each quarter as I am addicted to SU product!! It is the smallest minimum requirements of all of the party-plan my friends all do........
You have access to as much or as little team training as you like with me, I am always happy to help you out in any way that I can. I want you to enjoy the Stampin' Up! experience as much as I do - but if it turns out that it is not for you, then you walk away with no stress, nothing else to spend, and without being hassled, by me or anyone at SU! You can even take advantage of the joining special and never buy another thing, but I have to warn you, once you see all the benefits of staying a part of SU!, you will find it very hard to walk away lol!! Give me a call or email me today to find out just how SU can change your life like it has changed mine - I would love to chat to you!!

Just to be clear - if you are thinking about joining, but worried that you have to attend team trainings, that you have to spend above your quarterly minimum, that you have to socialise with other demos or to do anything you don't feel comfortable doing, then think again!! You don't have to do anything! Your business, your way, your comfort!! I usually only see other demos at yearly training, sometimes I catch up with my sidelines, but not often - I do it all my own way! I always have the option of doing more with other demos, but with my busy family life and my hubby's work schedule, I slot my business in when I can, and I am quite happy crafting with my friends and sharing my love that way. So now you have no excuse lol!

Hope to catch up with you soon!

Kylie xxx

Monday, 25 February 2013

Stampin' Up! Seasonal Catalogue....

So we have had the new Seasonal Catalogue (formerly the Mini Catalogue) available to order from for nearly a month now - do you have yours? I absolutely love this catalogue, and I have to tell you, I have recruited more than one 'non-stamper' to becoming a 'stamper' just by showing them some of the gorgeous product that is in this very catalogue!!

Here are a couple of samples I have made to show to my latest Stampin' Parties (workshops):

I CASED this card from Pinterest (link to my boards) and just changed out the colours and sentiment to what I had on hand - this card showcases one of the new ribbons ( 1cm striped organdy ribbon melon mambo 129293), a fabulously verstatile new stamp set ( That's the Ticket 128075) and my favourite item from the new catalogue ( Flower Trim 126869), not to mention some favs from the Annual Catalogue:)

This one I just love and I used it as my last Make and Take at a workshop for a friend. I again CASED it from Pinterest (link to my boards). This card showcases the new embossing folder from the Seasonal Catty ( Cloudy Day 127022), the new doilies (Paper Doilies 129399), a new stamp set ( That's the Ticket 128075) as well as some favs from the Annual Catalogue.

This one was CASED on Pinterest (link to my boards) - original creator Catherine Pooler - check out her blog, she is one talented lady!! I changed mine out with different dsp, sentiment and flowers as that is what I had on hand, plus some favs from the Annual Catalogue .

Don't forget that Sale-a-bration and all it's wondeful freebies finishes in less than a month - don't miss out on your FREE product!!
And if you have ever thought about joining our wonderful company, the joining special of only $169 is even better value than ever before - you get to choose an extra 25% for FREE!! That's $294 worth of fantastic Stampin' Up! product from either of the two current catalogues of your choice for only $169!! You can choose anything you like - perhaps you would like the Big Shot and some Embossing Folders or dies, or some new stamps and inkpads or some of the hundreds of embellishments like pearls, rhinestones, flowers etc for your projects?? It is completely up to you!! Contact me to discuss your options - absolutely no obligation, but I would hate you to miss out on this fantatstic offer!!

If you would like to place an order or book a workshop or even discuss the joining opportunity, don't hesitate, give me or your current demonstrator a call! Ingrid, Peta, Amanda or myself would be happy to have a chat any time!!

Until next time,
Kylie xxx

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