Friday, 31 May 2013

Retirement Lists are here!

It's that time of year again - the very last month of the current 2012/2013 Annual Catalogue! The Retirement Lists came out today - click here to go straight to the Retirement List in my store, or visit my website for more information.

You can shop directly from the Retirement List in my store - click on the product, click 'add to basket', then when you have finished shopping, click 'checkout'. It will ask you to create an account, once you have done that, you are all set! The products will ship straight to you, no stress, no fuss! Too easy!

If there is something on the lists that you like, don't wait too long - product has and does sell out quickly, sometimes same day, I would hate for you to miss out! Some reinkers have already gone - you will know if product is available if it doesn't have a black x next to it. And once they are gone, it is too late.

Another great thing about today? We demonstrators were able to order from a pre-order list! I got some fantastic new product that I can't wait to get my hands on! Just one of the many perks of being a demonstrator! And with the incentives we received when we joined people to our team, or did well in our sales during Sale-a-bration, I was able to redeem 5 FREE items from the upcoming catalogue - I can't tell you how good that makes me feel - I LOVE freebies!!

If I can be of any help in any way, please message me, I would love to hear from you!

Until next time,
Kylie xxx

Thursday, 30 May 2013

Convention Day #1......

So I have made it to Convention Day #1!!
As part of qualifying for Leadership and Managers, we were also allowed to go shopping in Memento Mall for an hour from 8 - 9 am on the first day on Convention - what a lovely perk! When you walk to the room, this is the first thing you see

So exciting! Then you go through the doors into Memento Mall -

these are just some of the gorgeous handmade displays decorating the MM product tables. Someone spent a lot of time on these, aren't they great?
This year we were able to buy tote bags, cheap and cheerful watches in 3 different colours, phone covers, ipad covers, keyrings, card trees, MDS samplers, pens and notebook (which I missed out on) and some cute little tools. I was a very good girl and only got a few things :)

After MM I met up with my team and grabbed a cold drink (It's thirsty stuff shopping so early in the day lol) before heading to our first General Session of the day.

It was so wonderful to be in the same room as Shelli, and to hear how excited she was to see us all. She announced that Stampin' Up! is now globally sponsoring Ronald MacDonald House Charities, which is really exciting! We had some fantastic all-attendee giveaways, some fantastic presentations and demonstrations and learnt some new things - we even had a worldwide exclusive announcement -sorry, can't share that yet!!
Once GS was over, we headed up to Memento Mall so my team could shop as well - the lineup was amazing!! Took a while to get through, but how lovely it was to see Stirling and Rich and all of the girls from Demonstrator Support on the checkouts and packaging our purchases - what other company does that?? Fantastic!
Lunch was on our own, so we ventured out to Southbank, found our favourite little cafe "Steam" and had lunch facing the river and fighting off those large white stork/crane birds that are everywhere in Brisbane, they were hilarious!

After lunch we went back to the Gathering Place, where they had new product available for us to play with, lots of displays for photos, and our Service Project - this year was making cards for the RMHC to be donated to the families that are staying at the houses. Loved it!
Afterwards, we headed back up for another General Session where we all received even more giveaways and had such a great time!

After that GS, we ran straight back up to Memento Mall as they had lifted purchasing limits, and I wanted to get a little something for the rest of my team. What a whirlwind that was! Ladies everywhere - I grabbed a couple of things, then spent the next hour in line - my poor aching feet! Once we finally got through, I came across one of my favourite demos just outside the doors and couldn't resist introducing myself - Tanya Bell! What a warm, friendly lady - definitely a highlight of my day! She is very inspirational to me - cheers Tanya!

We decided that we deserved a cocktail after such a busy day, so we took ourselves next door to the Rydges and found ourselves some yummy drinks and snacks -

We sat looking out onto the street, and so many Stampin' Up! Demos with their Convention Bags walked past us, it was like an extension of Convention!! It was a lovely end to the day. Afterwards we slowly made our way back to our apartment where we sat up reliving the day and giggling into the night - such a great time!!

Check back soon for info on Day #2! Even better than Day #1!!

Until then,
Kylie xxx

Retirement List News....

Starting tomorrow - Friday 31st May, our Retirement List will be available to order from - but be quick! The product usually sells out quickly, sometimes the same day, so don't wait too long if there is something you would like to order before it is gone forever!
The only way you will be able to order from the Retirement List is via my store as placing your order via phone, text or email will be too slow - so start praciticing now! When you click on the store link, you will be taken to my online store. Once there, click on Shop Now and the Retiring Items will have been updated for you to shop from - but remember, it's first in, best dressed!!! Once the items have sold out, they will not be available, and there will be updated lists as they sell out.

If your order is over $300 you will also receive Hostess Benefits - click here to see those now. You will also receive a handmade gift from me, posted directly to your door!

Good luck with your Retirement List shopping - I look forward to posting out your gift!

Until next time,
Kylie xxx

Monday, 27 May 2013

Stampin' Up! Convention Arrival, Leadership and Managers Reception....

So I have made it back from Convention safe and sound - if not completely exhausted! What a ride!!

Two of my friends/team members - Tanya and Sandra - and I, left Perth on the Tuesday morning flight - hello 3am wake up! We had a fantastic flight across to Brisbane with Qantas. We took the Airtrain to Southbank and pulled our already heavy suitcases up Melbourne Street to the Central West End Apartments and settled in, before heading out for snack supplies.

 We headed to Southbank for dinner and found this little cafe/restaurant called "Steam" that had a great selection, so with the view of the river and the Brisbane skyline in front of us, we dug in!

The next morning we were able to sleep in a bit. We went for a walk around Southbank and found ourselves at  San Churros - omg! They were divine! We all had a different drink but we ALL had churros!!

The girls walked me up to the convention centre to attend my very first Leadership - in fact it was a first for everyone as Leadership Training is new to Australia. It was very interesting and gave me lots of ideas to put into practice as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. I was lucky enough to sit near the lovely Jacinta Ryan!

She kindly invited me to sit with her as I didn't really know anyone, and that night at the Managers Reception, she once again invited me onto her table for dinner, which was so nice - I wouldn't have enjoyed myself half as much if she hadn't!

 I met some gorgeous ladies, had a really lovely meal, all of our names were up in lights on the big screen, and as we left for the evening, we were greeted by some of the staff at the home office who gave out gorgeous little gifts!! PLUS we got our fantastic silver and white convention bag - this year it is a backpack! So handy to carry around all of our Make and Take supplies and all of the other little gifts we received during convention. (sure did get heavy lol!).

So what was in the tin? An exclusive stamp set - which I can't show you as it is from the upcoming Annual Catalogue, due out July 2nd! You will love it tho!

The 25th Anniversary backpack is quite large, with lots of zips and pockets. Inside were 2 stamp sets, all of the product needed for the make and takes, a silver pen, an lanyard for our nametag, a 25th Anniversary pin for our collection, and the current catalogues. I was hoping for a copy of the new catalogue, but not to be....not that I am complaining!!

I look terrible in this shot, but I had to show me meeting Shelli! I got caught in the rain on the way to the Managers Reception, and this was before I got to freshen up, but who could turn down a photo op with Shelli?? Not me, that's for sure! I have a better pic to share in later posts. How gorgeous is she? What a lovely couple she makes with her sweetheart Stirling - he is the nicest man, he even put my purchases in bags for me at Memento Mall (more on MM later). Such a great company leader :)

It was a lovely end to a busy day, and best of all, I got to go back to my apartment and have some laughs with my roomies as we looked forward to Convention 2013 - our very first- starting in the morning!

Check back for more convention updates soon!

Kylie xxx

Sunday, 12 May 2013

Happy Mothers Day.... all of the lovely Mums out there, have a fabulous day!!
Kylie xxx

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

This and That - sneak peek from upcoming catalogue available now!

Do you collect all the little momentos when you go away or somewhere special? Ticket stubs, stickers, bits of fabric or ribbon, fancy stamps, photos, buttons or medals etc? Or mabe the kids found a special shell or something shiny they want to keep......
Then you will love this sneak peek offer from Stampin' Up! It is a 'smash' book for those that know and love them - and if you don't - read on!
This is what you read on the website:

Your life is: Awesome. Quirky. Exciting. Perfectly messy. And happening really fast. So we're happy to introduce our newest product line that lets you capture it all on-the-go. This and That will debut in the 2013-2014 annual catalogue, but we're giving you and everybody else the chance to get it now.

131268Epic Day This and That Journal$18.95
130814Epic Day This and That Designer Series Paper$18.95
131463Remember This and That Rotary Stamp$9.95
131271Epic Day This and That Designer Stickers$8.95
131269Epic Day This and That Designer Washi Tape$8.95
133905Epic Day This and That Bundle
Includes the five This and That products listed above. Only available in a bundle until 31 May.
15% Off Retail Value!

These products are available right now to order - but the bundle is only available until May 31st, after that you will only be able to purchase these items separately. You can purchase these right now in my store - just click on the shop now button and you are on your way to making your own journal. I have placed an order for my own to make as a travel journal for when I go to Convention on the 23rd of May - can't wait!
Don't forget my offer of the first 5 orders of $50+ placed in my store this month will receive a $20 gift voucher for a future order or class fee! If you prefer to place your order directly with me, click here and an email will find me - I will reply asap - and you will receive FREE shipping on your order! (but not the voucher).
If you would like to know any more about these products, let me know!

Until next time,
Kylie xxx

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