Friday, May 31, 2013

Retired List available now



As we get closer to the release of the new Stampin' Up! catalogue, it means some of our older items need to go to make room for new ones! You can find the retirement stamp list here  and the retirement accessories list here - remember things always go very quickly, so don't wait if you see something you've got to have!  As always, you can contact me to place your order if you'd prefer you can order direct online through my online store.

Don't forget only available while stocks last! (31 May-1 July 2013)



JAI #167 - Just Add...Fabric!

This was a quick project for today's Just Add Ink challenge as I needed to pack up my craft room for visitors, and having just got back from Convention with new goodies...so want to play in there though! Oh well, it will be nice catching up with my sister, if only briefly.

This week's challenge is to Just Add...FABRIC!

My project is the Fancy Favor Bigz XL Die covered in Timeless Portrait fabric using our Adhesive Sheets. This will be my Lucky Door Prize for next week's Stamp Class, plus, what is hidden inside!


I had thought of decorating a notebook with the fabric but this would take me too long and being short on time and energy, I thought what better way then getting organised in advance for my class.


Don't forget to pop on over to the Just Add Ink blog to see what other inspirational ideas the Design Team have for you and then join in the challenge and upload your project there.

Have a lovely weekend.



Thursday, May 30, 2013

Last Day!


Yes, it is the last day to get an additional $60 for the Demo Starter Kit!

Lower Cost + Complete Customisation = The Stampin' Up! Opportunity is Better Than Ever!
The new Starter Kit is here! Now opportunity comes at a lower price of $169, with complete customisation, and it still ships for free! There has never been a better opportunity to join Stampin' Up!

Customise your creativity with the new Starter Kit.  The choice is yours to put together a kit with any of our high-quality products. Simply choose $235 worth of any traditional or digital products to create a Starter Kit that you're sure to enjoy! Each kit also contains a business supply pack (valued at $80) for a total kit value of $315!

Simply join online through my Demo website or contact me for more details.




Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Stampin' Up! Convention

Hi peeps! I am back from our Annual Stampin' Up! Convention that was held in Brisbane last week. I went up a little earlier and stayed until Sunday so I could spend extra time with my Just Add Ink friends and here we are all pictured with Shelli Gardner (Co-Founder of Stampin' Up!), of those in the JAI Design Team who could attend...


As I get myself sorted and find some free time (been busy with family and working) I will upload some more highlights of Convention. Hopefully, to also share some projects I manage to make with the many free stamp sets and product I received that will be coming out in the next catalogue.

I still haven't even unpacked my suitcase I have been that busy and so I have forgotten what I received and also what I bought at Momento Mall.

Don't forget to pop back here Friday when I will have my project to share for this week's Just Add Ink challenge. If you are interested we are also looking to add a few new faces to the Design Team, so pop on over to the JAI site for more details.



Saturday, May 25, 2013

REMINDER: Convention Special Offer

As I am away at Convention having lots of fun I thought it would be nice for you to have some fun and so I have decided to offer my Online Customers (those who order through my ONLINE STORE) a special offer. Please note: this is my offer only and not a Stampin' Up! promotion and is only available to Australian customers).
CONVENTION SPECIAL:
If you spend $50 in my ONLINE STORE you will receive a ticket in the draw for an item I bring back from Convention and if you spend $100 in my ONLINE STORE you will receive 2 tickets in the draw, plus, a $10 gift voucher to use on product from the new Catalogue, on sale from 2 July 2013.

You must remember to enter the following hostess code when placing your order:

HOSTESS CODE: N29RCT96


You can order any of our SU! products not just digital products and online orders will be sent directly to you.

    PLUS, if the combined sales from these Online Orders (using the above Hostess Code) total $300 I will also give 2 lucky participants $25 FREE Product of their choice. If the combined sales reach $400 or more I will give 3 lucky participants $30 FREE Product of their choice.

    If you are going to place a $300 order on your own, please do not use the hostess code as you will then qualify for your own hostess benefits.


    Fine Print: This offer is only available to Australian customers. Online orders must be put through between Wednesday, 22 May and Sunday, 26, May. The orders must be entered at my Online Store and you must enter this hostess code: N29RCT96 and click 'Apply' so the code registers. Prize winners will be drawn on Monday, 27 May and will be notified.  This is not a SU! promotion but my own personal offer.

    If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask. Also if you know anyone else who might be interested in this offer then simply direct them here to my blog or to my Online Store and give them the hostess code above.

    Also, a reminder that if you want to receive your own copy of the new Catalogue early, direct to you, mailings begin mid-June, then contact me with your current mailing address and $9.95 for the cost of the catalogue + postage.

    Happy stamping and shopping!




    Friday, May 24, 2013

    Convention Swaps

    I am still at Convention and having a good time I am sure. By now I would probably have swapped with a few people and maybe not even have any swaps left, but hopefully lots of new ones from other talented stampers from whom I can get some great new ideas!

    Here are my swaps as a group ready for Convention...


    This was my first swap creation, with inspiration from Bridgette Bygrave (thanks Bridgette!) and especially for letting me play with some SU! products that I don't currently have...the Delicate Designs Embossing Folder and the Large Scallop Edgelit Die. As they were small gift cards I made complete cards and not just card fronts.

     

    My second swap design was to allow me to play with embossing whisper white on crumb cake and to also use my (not previously opened) coordinating stamp set and dies for the Ornament Keepsakes.


    Then, for my last swap I thought I would like to use the technique again that I used on the JAI Swap where I used the same coloured ink as my cardstock, in this case Old Olive, and inked the embossing folder (by running the inkpad over the pattern) before I ran the cardstock through the BigShot. This technique really brings out the embossed pattern, here the Lattice pattern, in the JAI swap it was the Lacy Brocade pattern.

    This then lead me to use the Field Flowers stamp set and a colour combination from the Color Coach, which was More Mustard, Old Olive and Bravo Burgundy...I thought they worked very well together, what do you think?


    Sorry for the quality of the photos, I should have taken them before I put them in the plastic and got my photo tent out to improve the colours.

    Hopefully, I can share some of the excitement here with you next week when I return from Convention. If you wish to book a workshop to learn how to make any of these cards then send me an email to maecollins2@gmail.com and I will respond when I return. Have a great weekend.

    Don't forget my Convention Special check the earlier post or pop back tomorrow when I will repost it!



    Thursday, May 23, 2013

    JAI Convention Swaps

    One of the groups I love to swap cards with is the Just Add Ink girls, they are so talented. Here is the swap that I made especially for them for this year's Convention. I especially enjoyed getting out my brayer and making a little scene as well as making some cute butterflies to embelish it with.

    Swap elements ready for putting together.

    Sample ready to assist.

    Packaged and ready to swap!

    Should you wish to learn how to make a card like this, think about booking a stamp workshop with me. It is also a great way to earn free product as a hostess.

    Come back tomorrow to see my general swaps and don't forget my Convention Special Offer (check out earlier post for details).



    Wednesday, May 22, 2013

    Convention Special Offer!

    As I am away at Convention having lots of fun I thought it would be nice for you to have some fun and so I have decided to offer my Online Customers (those who order through my ONLINE STORE) a special offer. Please note: this is my offer only and not a Stampin' Up! promotion and is only available to Australian customers).
    CONVENTION SPECIAL:
    If you spend $50 in my ONLINE STORE you will receive a ticket in the draw for an item I bring back from Convention and if you spend $100 in my ONLINE STORE you will receive 2 tickets in the draw, plus, a $10 gift voucher to use on product from the new Catalogue, on sale from 2 July 2013.

    You must remember to enter the following hostess code when placing your order:

    HOSTESS CODE: N29RCT96


    You can order any of our SU! products not just digital products and online orders will be sent directly to you.

      PLUS, if the combined sales from these Online Orders (using the above Hostess Code) total $300 I will also give 2 lucky participants $25 FREE Product of their choice. If the combined sales reach $400 or more I will give 3 lucky participants $30 FREE Product of their choice.

      If you are going to place a $300 order on your own, please do not use the hostess code as you will then qualify for your own hostess benefits.


      Fine Print: This offer is only available to Australian customers. Online orders must be put through between Wednesday, 22 May and Sunday, 26, May. The orders must be entered at my Online Store and you must enter this hostess code: N29RCT96 and click 'Apply' so the code registers. Prize winners will be drawn on Monday, 27 May and will be notified.  This is not a SU! promotion but my own personal offer.

      If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask. Also if you know anyone else who might be interested in this offer then simply direct them here to my blog or to my Online Store and give them the hostess code above.

      Also, a reminder that if you want to receive your own copy of the new Catalogue early, direct to you, mailings begin mid-June, then contact me with your current mailing address and $9.95 for the cost of the catalogue + postage.

      Happy stamping and shopping!




      Tuesday, May 21, 2013

      Stampin' Up! Convention

      I am off VERY EARLY tomorrow morning (up approx 4:15am), to catch a 6am flight to Melbourne and then onto Brisbane, for Stampin' Up!'s Annual Convention...along with 700 other excited ladies (and a few gentlemen). It's one of the highlights of being a SU! demonstrator where we get to share a common interest with like-minded colleagues, see new products, fabulous presentations, projects and new ideas!

      It is also my time to catch up face-to-face with many of the Just Add Ink Design Team, whom I share accommodation and transport with. Some I have met before but some I will be meeting for the first time this Convention. We have so much fun together that I just can't wait! I hope I get some sleep tonight because I am sure I won't get lots while I am away...back Sunday night.

      While I am away I will be putting up my own 'Convention Special Offer' and that post is scheduled to go live tomorrow. So pop back here to read all the details.

      Also, while I am away I have scheduled some blog posts to share with you the swaps I have made for the JAI girls and some general swaps for those I meet at Convention (not 700, I couldn't do that!). Swapping is one of the great ways to share ideas and meet new people. It is where we design a project, usually a card front, and swap it with others that they have made. So pop back over the next few days to see what I have to share.

      Bon voyage!



      Saturday, May 18, 2013

      Happy 40th Kate!

      One of my work colleagues turned 40 last Monday and she had a 70s party last night to celebrate. Well Kate is one of my keen recipients of name baby cards and I knew she would just love a personalised birthday card. So here it is...


      As with my very special cards made lately, I also decorated the inside...


      Also, a big CONGRATULATIONS to Sarah Collins who was the winner of $50 FREE Stampin' Up! products from my recent Online Workshop promotion. Unfortunately, this time around Sarah was the only participant and therefore, the winner! I look forward to receiving Sarah's request for some yummy SU! products.



      Monday, May 13, 2013

      WIN - FREE SU! products!

      Just a reminder of my personal SU! promotion, which ends this week...

      To celebrate the products and promotions SU! have to offer at the moment and to promote my ONLINE STORE I am holding an ONLINE ORDERING WORKSHOP whereby you can order SU! products through my ONLINE STORE (click here) and by simply entering the following:

      HOSTESS CODE: N3DGS6CQ

      You will get a ticket in the draw for every $25 you order and the more you spend the more chances you have of winning! You can order any of our SU! products not just digital products and online orders will be sent directly to you.
      •     First prize is $50 in free product of your choice,
      •     Second prize is $30 in free product of your choice, and
      •     Third prize is $20 in free product of your choice.
      Fine Print: This offer is only available to Australian customers. Online orders must be finalised by Friday, 17 May 2013 to go into this draw. The orders must be entered at my Online Store and you must enter this hostess code: N3DGS6CG and click 'Apply' so the code registers. Prize winners will be drawn on Saturday, 18 May and will be notified. Prizes will be distributed to the winners by the end of May, as I receive the items from SU! of the products that winners choose. This is not a SU! promotion but my own personal offer.

      If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask. Also if you know anyone else who might be interested in this offer then simply direct them here to my blog or to my Online Store and give them the hostess code.

      Happy stamping and shopping!




      Saturday, May 11, 2013

      JAI#165 - Just Add...Woodgrain

      I am a bit late with posting my entry for this week's Just Add Ink challenge because I had to make a sudden trip up North to visit my father and sort out some family matters.

      Anyway I am back home now, with everything settled, and am quickly posting my card for this week's challenge which is to...

      Just Add....Woodgrain

      Here is my card...

      Don't forget to drop in on the Just Add Ink blog and see the other DT submissions and then join in the challenge yourself.



      Thursday, May 2, 2013

      Baby Cards - Twins!

      My friend Rose asked if I would make her a couple of baby cards as a friend of hers was having twins. Well last night she text me that they were born and instead of it being two boys, there was a boy and a girl. So I got to work making personalised baby cards for them. They named the little girl Jorja and the little boy Jaxson. As they were twins I wanted the cards to be similar yet individual and as I liked an earlier design I did for my baby cards I used that as a springboard but just used a different embossing folder and added an extra baby elephant (to represent twins) and made a pink girls card with a bow and a blue boys card with buttons instead of the bow. I delivered (no pun intended!) them to Rose today and she really liked them.

      Here are my two cards...




      Although I didn't photograph the inside I did stamp the greeting 'Cherish the Moments' from the Baby Prints stamp set (p63 main catalogue) and put some Real Red hearts around the end of the text using the heart stamp from Confetti (p123 of the main catalogue). Similar to what I did on the inside of Baby Cadence's card (click here to view).

      Supplies:
      Ink: Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Bashful Blue and Marina Mist
      Cardstock: Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Bashful Blue and Marina Mist
      Stamps: Baby Steps (retired)
      Accessories: Fancy Fan Embossing Folder, Timesless Type Alphabet Sizzlets, Regal Rose and Marina Mist Grosgrain Ribbon, Marina Mist Taffeta Ribbon, Subtles Designer Buttons, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Sponges, Big Shot,Stampin' Dimensionals  

      $13.95
      $38.95 Clear Mounted
      If you wish to order any of these current products you can always pop over to my Online Store and order anytime you want!

      Don't forget to also check out my previous post for a special offer for online ordering.



      FREE Product offer!

      To celebrate the products and promotions SU! have to offer at the moment and to promote my ONLINE STORE I am holding an ONLINE ORDERING WORKSHOP whereby you can order SU! products through my ONLINE STORE (click here) and by simply entering the following:

      HOSTESS CODE: N3DGS6CQ

      You will get a ticket in the draw for every $25 you order and the more you spend the more chances you have of winning! You can order any of our SU! products not just digital products and online orders will be sent directly to you.
      •     First prize is $50 in free product of your choice,
      •     Second prize is $30 in free product of your choice, and
      •     Third prize is $20 in free product of your choice.
      Fine Print: This offer is only available to Australian customers. Online orders must be finalised by Friday, 17 May 2013 to go into this draw. The orders must be entered at my Online Store and you must enter this hostess code: N3DGS6CG and click 'Apply' so the code registers. Prize winners will be drawn on Saturday, 18 May and will be notified. Prizes will be distributed to the winners by the end of May, as I receive the items from SU! of the products that winners choose. This is not a SU! promotion but my own personal offer.

      If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask. Also if you know anyone else who might be interested in this offer then simply direct them here to my blog or to my Online Store and give them the hostess code.

      Happy stamping and shopping!




      Wednesday, May 1, 2013

      25% Off Digital and This and That!

      Want to know what specials are on at Stampin' Up! this month, well first off there is...

      Dates: May 1-June 15, 2013
      The Sale
      Get 25 percent off select My Digital Studio content. Includes: ALL ensemble, calendar, photobook and swatchbook digital content. Click here to order MDS and digital downloads.


      THIS AND THAT SPECIAL OFFER (1-31 May)
      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.

      Item Description Price
      131268 Epic Day This and That Journal $18.95
      130814 Epic Day This and That Designer Series Paper $18.95
      131463 Remember This and That Rotary Stamp $9.95
      131271 Epic Day This and That Designer Stickers $8.95
      131269 Epic Day This and That Designer Washi Tape $8.95
      133905 Epic Day This and That Bundle
      Includes the five This and That products listed above. Only available in a bundle until 31 May.
      $55.88
      15% Off Retail Value!
      • We're introducing the line with these five products, but we'll be adding more This and That stuff as time goes on.
      • Bundle Dates: 1-31 May (remember the items that come in the bundle will be available in June and in the new catalogue, but we're only offering the discounted bundled until 31 May).
      • You can get as many This and That products or bundles as you want.
      • You can buy the This and That products separately. But why would you do that when you can get all five together and save 15 percent?  
      • Click here to order the This and That Bundle online now!
       Please contact me if you have any questions, want to place an order direct with me or want to book a workshop.



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