Monday, May 31, 2010

#1 June Stampin' Up! Deal of the week!

Throughout the month of June, Stampin' Up! are bringing you a new deal every week! With the Deals of the Week, you'll get up to 50 percent off a selection of products from the 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalogue!

From 1st June - 8th June the deals are 30% off on four fabulous Stampin Up! punches - there is no minimum order, no limits on the number of special items you can order, you can combine them to add to a party total, the only condition is that the order has to be placed by end of business with me on Tuesday the 8th of June & the normal postage & handling fee is still required.

112081         Scallop Square punch         RRP$30.95 now just $20.12
109183         Trio Flower punch              RRP$30.95 now just $20.12
110711         Boho Blossoms punch        RRP$30.95 now just $20.12
114889         Scallop Oval punch            RRP$30.95 now just $20.12

Contact me if you want to take advantage of any or all of these fabulous offers & keep an eye out each week in June for the next awesome deal of the week!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

New Starter Kit Offer - save 20%!!

We just got notified of a brand new promotion, join Stampin' Up! from now until July 31st and you'll save 20% on the already discounted starter kit. That's an additional saving of $65. For just $259 you'll receive over $560 of Stampin' Up! product and all the supplies, plus all you need to start your own business. You can choose which ink pad colours, stamp sets, cardstock colours and roller wheel you want so you get exactly what you want at a fantastic price! Click here to see the Starter Kit order form in detail. Plus as a bonus I will give you a welcome gift as well!

Send me an email today or phone me and I'll send out more information about becoming a Stampin' Up! demonstrator including how to earn free stamps, demonstrator discounts, training events and minimum ordering quotas and suggestions and assistance on how to meet them!

I can mail out the application forms to you or you can do it instantly online, you just need a credit card and an ABN number. Simply head to my Stampin' Up! business website and click on the 'Start your own business' button at the top right. Remember there are all sorts of Stampin' UP! demonstrators, from those who buy for themselves personally to get a discount on their supplies, to a hobby demonstator who occassionally does a class or party, to those that make it their full time business creating a second income and winning wonderful incentive trips with your partner - this coming year it's to Fiji so if that's not a temptation I don't know what is!
Happy stamping
Ann x

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

More cupcakes............

Well May must be cupcake month - as it turned out this week was my son's friends birthday and I made some simple cupcakes to take to kindergarten to help celebrate as their family has been having a manic month. Of course after last weeks swap I had to make some little cupcake toppers or cupcake picks to decorate them for all the little monkeys in the class!

This time I made sure I double sided them and could customise the back with the event - apparently the children loved them which is nice. Of course I also decided to decorate the chuppa chup lollipops in a similar theme (you can get plain old chuppa chups anytime, but for a 4th birthday it has to be something a bit special - no??) and after some playing and a few prototypes, a bit of blog surfing this was the result............

See even with my very average photography you get the basic idea - they are flowerpots, adorned with little monkeys and customised on the back to match the cupcake picks! The idea was not my own - I completely plagerised it from Dawn. However Australian lollipops seems to be of different dimensions, so mine were scored at 5/8" and 2 1/2" rather than her dimensions and of course I didn't put flowers and ribbon on mine either, I kept the monkey theme going!

Stamps: Fox & Friends (autumn/winter mini catalogue)
Ink: Chocolate chip
Cardstock: Whisper White, Patterns Pack II DSP (hostess level 1), garden green
Accessories: scallop circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, awl, mat pack, gold brads, stampin' dimensionals, paper cutter with scoring & cutting blades.

The kindergarten class seemed happy with the result - although given they are 3-5 year olds I'm not sure they are too fussy how sugary treats are presented, so long as they get them!

Happy stamping,


Birthday & cupcakes!

Well I've had the most wonderful week (apart from getting a stinking cold from my son that is!). On Wednesday evening we had our team meeting and my upline the very creative Charmaine gave me this wonderful birthday present - what a gorgeous surprise - see the yummy cup stamp - I have been covetting it since the new mini catalogue came out, but haven't yet purchased it so now not only did I get the stamp, but a super cute card made with it.

Of course the present also had yummy chocolates, a stunning mug and another stamp set that I have been covetting from the main catalogue Live Like You Mean It, all cellophaned together in a package adorned with the new soft suede polka dot ribbon - how lucky was I

I made some cupcakes to take along to the meeting as there was 4 birthdays spanning April-May in our little team so definitely worth celebrating and as the swap theme was "open" this month I decided to do one of the items that has been on my "to do" list for a couple of years!

Yes - little novelty cocktail stick things to pop on top of cupcakes or fruit platters! These were super simple to make, they just take a bit of time, but isn't that what advert breaks are for???

Stamps: Tart & Tangy
Ink: Real red, old olive, yoyo yellow, chocolate chip (stampin write marker)
Cardstock: Whisper white, Real red, old olive, yoyo yellow
Accessories: Scallop circle punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, 1 3/8" punch, stampin' dimensionals, tombow glue & cocktail sticks (non SU!)

I was really happy with the result and am thinking that come summer I will be making these up on the ~15cm long kebab sticks as fruit sticks for the children or at BBQs or customising them with different images for birthdays etc.

Happy stamping


Saturday, May 8, 2010

Crazy For Cupcakes

I have another wonderful class from Andrea Walford in May called Crazy for Cupcakes - it uses the wonderful Crazy for Cupcakes stamp set and the result is a mouthwatering set of scrumptious cards presented in a giant cupcake gift box - a perfect present in itself! The class is approximately 2.5 hours and includes all materials and refreshments, rememebr if this time & date doesn't suit - get 4 friends together and I'll happily bring the class to you! Email me to reserve your space.

Date: Thursday 20th May 9.30am or Tuesday 25th May 7.30pm

Cost: $20.00

• Stamps: Crazy for Cupcakes, On your Birthday
• Inks: Basic Brown, Close to Cocoa, Pink Pirouette, So Saffron, Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose Classic inks.
• Paper: Sweet Always DP, Whisper White, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White envelopes
• Accessories: Sticky strip, Snail adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals, 2-way glue pen,Crystal Effects, 1" Double - Stitched Chocolate Chip Grosgrain ribbon, 5/8" Regal Rose ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds glitter,silver brads, paper snips, 1/16” handheld circle punch, 1 ¼” circle punch, oval punch,  aqua pen, Stampin’ Scrub, Stampin’ Mist, paper trimmer & scoring blade, bone folder, Stamp-a-ma-jig,Uni-ball Signo gel pen, Embossing Buddy, Stampin’ Sponges, pencil & ruler, Velcro pieces

Happy Stamping