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Introducing....washi tape!

Our new catalogue starts on Tuesday, and here is a sneak peek of one of the new products you will find in there......

How cute is this! I was blog surfing the other day and saw lots of samples just like this - this is a little note card that I covered in the new washi tape being offered in the upcoming catalogue! You might even be able to spot a new In Colour in there too!
You can see this washi tape in action at my launch on Saturday, July 6th. You will get to make this card and play with other product at the Make and Take table, while sipping a hot cuppa or some bubbly.
Would you like to join us? Click here to RSVP by Wednesday July 3rd. All of the information can be found either in the link above (launch), by clicking on the green flyer in the sidebar, or by emailing the RSVP link to speak to me directly.
Can't make the launch but would like a copy of the catalogue for yourself? Click here to order and pay for your copy to be shipped directly to you - $9.95 incl postage, anyw…

My Catalogue Launch Goodies........

It's nearly that time of year again - New Catalogue Time!!

I am so excited about this new catalogue, and I have spent some time this week making samples and goodies for my upcoming launch. You can read about it here! It's on Saturday the 6th July from 1 - 4pm, and you are sure to have a good time!

I wanted to share with you some of the goodies I have made - sneak peek of course!

If you would like one of these little beauties for yourself, just be one of the first 8 people to rsvp to my launch, and one of these will be yours - you can even choose the colour :)

Let me know how many spots you would like to reserve - I can't wait to share this new catalogue with you!

Until next time,
Kylie xxx

Make a Statement Digital Tour

Stampin' Up! recently launched My Digital Studio (MDS) in Australia and New Zealand and it has been an interesting learning curve for me! I am not a digital crafter and I am not even that computer literate to tell the truth! I can do the usual things on the computer, but have never really mastered the art of photo shop or any other digital program.
When we registered for the Stampin' Up! Convention this year, we received the MDS program for free - a saving of $24.95! I had already downloaded the free trial, found here, had a quick play around with it and then dismissed it - it wasn't really my cup of tea, and I didn't think it would be of any value in my crafting world.
Well - I was so wrong!! I took the MDS class at Convention, even though I don't own a laptop computer. I sat and watched as Shannon went through how to make changes to a card she was creating on the big screen, she was exceptionally patient, and I found that I learnt stuff! Even though I wasn'…

Join me as I launch the new 2013/2014 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue!!

Got a couple of hours free on Saturday, 6th July? I'd love it if you came along to my launch for the new Stampin' Up! Catalogue! You will get your very own copy of the new catalogue!You will get to play with some new product at the Make and Take table - including the new Simply Pressed Clay!There will be new product displays!There will be new product samples for your inspiration!There will be door and spot prizes throughout the afternoon!You will be able to have a hot cuppa and something sweet to eat as you browse through all 208 gorgeous pages of the new catalogue!FREE shipping is offered on all orders placed and paid for on the day!Bring a friend new-to-me and you will receive extra door prize entries!Cost - $15 with catalogue, $10 without catalogue, or FREE with an order of $100+.
Date - Saturday 6th July 2013
Time - Doors are open between 1pm and 4pm - drop in anytime!
Venue - My place in Maddington, WA - address will be confirmed with RSVP.
RSVP - By Wednesday, 3rd July.


Brayer Fun

One of my favourite WOW sessions at Convention was from Paula Dobson - she used the brayer to do the 'bouncing brayer' technique and I loved it! I couldn't wait to try it out for myself, so my stamp club - mainly made up of my team - and I spent the night getting inky!

This first sample is a direct copy of a card she made that didn't make it as a sample for convention (I copied it as I loved it -  why mess with perfection??) Check out her version here.

I used Early Espresso cardstock (121686), Whisper White cardstock (106549), Daffodil Delight inkpad (126944), More Mustard inkpad (126964) -which is a retiring colour - , Pumpkin Pie inkpad (126945), the little owl from the Aviary stampset (122051), Bird Builder punch (117191), 2.5cm circle punch (119868), the brayer (102395),white embossing powder (109132), Petite Pairs stampset (122497), and snail to stick it all down (104332).

What do you think? Isn't it cute?

This next one is a simple little bookmark - I was luck…

New classes posted....

It's cold, and windy and maybe even grey outside - although not usually in Perth - we tend to have crisp, cold days that are gorgeously sunny! Anyway, whether it is raining or sunny, Winter is the perfect time to snuggle up with a hot cuppa and craft!
I have just listed my Winter classes on my website - click here - and I invite YOU to come along and join me this Winter! If you don't see something listed that you have wanted to learn about, or product you wanted to play with, let me know, I would be happy to tailor a class to you! You can also click on the button to the right - see the bright pink button? Click it and go straight to my class list! All new class attendees will receive a voucher towards their next class, and if you are a regular and bring a freind new to me, you get the voucher too! All class fees include a hot cuppa and a light morning tea/supper, so your body and your creativity will be fueled up and ready to go! Contact me today to reserve your spot! Get in …

Double and Triple - Time Stamping

It's a technique that is huge right now, and I love it! Here is my version of triple-time stamping:

I used the Blooming with Kindness set in clear (126422) with Island Indigo ink (126986)  and cardstock (124390) sooo glad this colour is being brought back as a core colour! Definitely one of my favourites.

This next card is an out and out copy of one of my favourite male Stampin' Up! demonstrators - yep, I said male!! Brian King, an amazing talent in the U.S. ,is just one of several male demos I follow online. Check out the original here - and while you're there, have a look around, the inspiration is amazing!!
Here is my version:

And one without brads but I added a little rhinestone in the centre of the bike wheels. - ( to cammoflage the fact the embossing powder is M.I.A. in parts lol!)

If you like the look of either of these techniques, let me know, I would love to sit down with you and show you how!

Don't forget we currently have a Retirement List Sale going on - …

Nothin' better than new rubber!!

Stampin' Up! has two new stamp offerings for a limited time.

 As part of our 25-year anniversary celebration, we're bringing back some of our favourite stamp images from the last quarter century and combining them into 11 sets, which will release—one set per month—until April 2014. Even better, along with some great classic images, each "Best of" set will also include a never-before-seen image!

Some things to remember:
All Best of stamp sets will include 3-5 images, including a never-before seen image, and will be priced at $25.95.While we are releasing just one Best of stamp set per month (with a new theme each month) until October, all of the Best of sets will be available until April 2014.All Best of stamp sets are available in Clear-Mount only.The stamp images may be sized differently from the original stamp sets. Click here for more information.

And now for the single stamps! This from Stampin' Up! about them:
A few months ago we asked our North American Fa…

A Convention Challenge.....

At Convention, we always get a challenge to work on when we get home - this year was no different. Aaron Scott, our Australian Head Honcho set us a New Customer Challenge. He challenged us to find new customers and add them to our customer base by the end of June 2013. We have a set amount we need to find, and I am asking YOU to help me out!! Would you like to be a part of this challenge? I need new customers by the end of June - would you like to help? You can help by - either becoming my customer and purchasing fabulous Stampin' Up! product from me - either in my online store or by contacting me directlyby hosting a Stampin' Party and inviting your friendsby hosting a Catalogue Party - where you pass the catalogue around to friends, family, workmates etc and gather orders.  All new customers will not only be introduced to a wonderful world of Stampin' Up! craft and fun, but they will also receive a free, handmade gift from me to say thank you! And if you introduced me t…

Convention Day # 3........

Sorry it has taken a while to get to another update - I have been fighting a mega cold since last week - I even spent the day in bed yesterday, and that's so not me! So to the lovely person/people who shared their diseases on the plane back from Brissie, I thank you - NOT lol!!  I never get sick, so this has knocked me about a bit, but I am on the mend finally :)

So, Day # 3, the last day of Convention 2013. We'd had a late night the night before, with Awards Night and the After Party, then a very late dinner before heading back to bed, so it was a struggle to get up, but we were really looking forward to Demonstrator Theatre at 9am. We got to the Convention Centre early enough to get a coffee to take in, so while my friends lined up, I went ahead to get seats, and was able to get closer than usual for some really good close-ups!

I was absolutely blown away by the extreme talent displayed by several wonderful demonstrators that shared with us in the theatre. If Convention was …

Convention Day # 2

Day 2 started early!

We had another General Session at 8.30am, which meant we left for the Convention Centre before 8am to make sure we got a coffee and good seats for close-up camera got a workout, that's for sure!!

We had some wonderful demonstrator presenters, learnt about some new product available from the upcoming Annual Catalogue, and Prize Patrol made some demos very happy!
After General Session, we had a short break, then we had a couple of classes hosted by several of our top demonstrators - my favourite one was Delys Cram!
Another class was hosted by Carrie Cudney - if you follow the Stampin' Up! youtube videos, you will be very familiar with her, she is just lovely!
After that class, we had lunch in the Gathering Place. This is in one of the giant rooms in the Convention Centre, where you can not only sit and relax with your lunch,you can do your make & takes, play with new product in the Product Playground and take photos of all of the samples mad…