Friday, November 6, 2009

No, you don't need glasses

It is actually me posting on my blog, LOL!

So what have I been doing since my last post way back in May, I hear you ask???  Well, if you remember we were house hunting for a bigger house and renovating the unit were we used to live.  Notice I used the term 'used' - that's because we found a new house - YIPPEE.  We moved to beautiful Upwey in August.  We have nearly finished renovating the unit - hopefully that will be ready to put on the market next weekend.

So you'd like me to tell you about our new house - well, OK.  It is much, much bigger than our 2 bedroom unit that we were squashed into.  But one of the best things about the house is that I now have my very own stamp room or 'studio' as I've decided to call it.  Here's a couple of photos, it's not quite finished yet but I love it none the less

Pictures Oct 09 241Pictures Oct 09 243So you're looking at my current workspace, with room for 2.  I've got room to add another 2 tables, which will give a total of 4 workstations in this area.  There is also another area about 2 m x 4 m that will be my class area.  The 2nd photo is of my cupboards , which are directly behind my work area, the smaller one is my 'contraband cupboard' and has all my PaperTrey, BG and other assorted items of fancy.  The bigger cupboard currently has my SU stamps, DSP and other assorted accessories.  Eventually I will add another cupboard beside it to house other stuff that is currently in A4 sized stackable drawers.  On the floor are a couple of Ikea chest of drawers which I am painting and once finished will sit on my desk and house adhesives, bone folders, scissors etc.

I also wanted to tell you about another new development - I have a new Stampin' Up! website -   This is where you will find current Stampin' Up! specials (check it out now to find out the November specials), my class calendar (once I update it - I'm aiming for classes to start around end of November).  You can even join my team online!  Whilst I'm not stopping my blog completely, the DBWS will have the most up to date SU! info (because SU! update it for me, lol)

Now before this becomes a 1,000 page epic, I will leave you with a photo I took a week or so ago from our balcony.  Hope you like it! Pictures Oct 09 282

Friday, May 8, 2009

Convention 2009 - Part 1

2009 was my very first time at Convention and it did not disappoint.  I had such a great time and really needed another few days off from work to recover, LOL!  I travelled with my good friend Marlene and we met up the the girls from Gail Force Stampers.  Marlene and I dubbed ourselves the Gail Force Groupies and had so much fun hanging out with Gail (aka Gale Force 1), Felicity, Karen, Coral, Chris, Gina, Anne-Marie, Steph & Julie.  Before we left we had arranged to do a shoe box swap and I just wanted to say how fantastic the staff at Rydges Lakeside were in accommodating 11 noisy women in their foyer whilst we stamped.  Here's a few photos:

img_0056From L to R:  We have the side of Karen's head, Coral, Felicity and Marlene

img_0057From R to L is Chris, Gina  (I know you can only see her t-shirt) and Steph.  I don't think I'd ever had so much fun stamping but by the end of the night my eyes felt like they were about to fall out of my head.  I've still got Marlene's swap to finish and I still have to take a photo of mine.

I need to take some more photos of my convention bag and my goodies from Momento Mall so I think I'll leave it there for tonight.

I will say that Convention 2010 is pencilled into the diary already.  I can't wait!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

National Scrapbooking Month - 2 Great Promotions from Stampin' Up!


In celebration of National Scrapbooking Month, join Stampin' Up! as a demonstrator for only $150 with our limited-time (May 1 to June 1, 2009) Scrapbooking Starter Kit. The Scrapbooking Starter Kit contains the following:

Item Code Description  Retail Value
112231 Schoolbook Serif Alphabet stamp set*  $77.95
113059 Simply Scrappin' Petal Party $36.95 
 108697Earth Elements Assorted textured card stock (12" x 12") $21.95 
 105216Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' Pad $11.95 
103179 Craft & Rubber Scissors $37.95 

*Substitutable for any stamp set up to $77.95 value.

Please note: Each of the products listed above may be substituted for like items.  Please see the Scrapbooking Starter Kit Order Form for details.

The Scrapbooking Starter Kit also contains all the business supplies contained in the standard Starter Kit:

  • Getting Started DVD

  • Getting Started Guide

  • Guest Invitation Postcard (100)

  • Idea Book & Catalogue (8)

  • To My Hostess Envelope (10)

  • Project Sample Sheet

  • Recruit Brochures (20)

  • Hostess Brochure (20)

  • Hostess Benefits Form (10)

  • Customer Order Form (50)

 This is an absolutely fantastic time to join Stampin' Up! - never before has it been so affordable.  It is also a wonderful time for all of you who already have a great supply of stamps and accessories to join.  When you become a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, you also receive access to a fabulous website full of inspiration and information, full colour monthly newsletters, 20% off all your stamping supplies, (30% off on your first order placed within 45 days of joining), plus you have the opportunity to attend all the fantastic events, such as Convention (which I attended over the past weekend - more on that another time - I've got heaps of photos to share).

If you decide to take advantage of this fantastic promotion, you will have to the end of September to make the minimum sales requirement of $500 ($550 inc. gst per quarter).  If, after you join, you decide that Stampin' Up! is not for you, you can walk away with out any penalty, so you really have nothing to lose.  

If you are interested in this fabulous promotion or have any questions, please contact me and I will send you out a free, no obligation information pack.

The 2nd promotion offered in the month of May is - buy three packs of select Designer Series paper ($16.95 each), and get one FREE! See selections below:

 ItemPage Description 
 112042 132 Urban Garden Designer Series paper
 112470 132Haiku Designer Series paper 
113976  132Pink Flamingo Designer Series paper 
112468  132 Sweet Always Designer Series paper
113992  133Tea Party Designer Series paper 
113975  133 Raspberry Tart Designer Series paper
 113966 134Good Morning Sunshine Designer Series paper 
 112469 134 Holiday Treasures Designer Series paper
 112041 134 Bella Rose Designer Series paper
 113974 134 Bella Bleu Designer Series paper
113978  135 Urban Oasis Designer Series paper
 112461 135Washington Apple Designer Series paper 
 112039 135Windsor Knot Designer Series paper 
 113980 135 Candy Lane Designer Series paper

If you are interested in either of these fabulous promotions or have any questions, please feel free to contact me .

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Hello Again

Hi, it's been a while hey?   Life just took over know how it is.  Anyway, the reason for my post, and yes, there is one, is to submit my card for Kristina's Colour Inspriration Challenge.  It's number 39 this week and the colours were Basic Black, Whisper White, Real Red, So Saffron and Green Galore.

Here's what I came up with.  I should let you know that there is NO stamping at all.  I finally used my SU RubOns that I've had sitting here quite a while now.   Whilst I love the idea of rubons, I find them hard to work with.  That being said, I'm pleased with how this turned out.  I also used my few favourite embellishment - buttons.

Also, I need to make an apology for the photos from now on - my camera seems to be dying a slow death.  We're looking into getting a new one, so please bear with me.



Cardstock:  Basic Black Textured, So Saffron, Real Red, Green Galore, Whisper White

Accessories:  Anchored and A Perfect Day RubOns, Button, Glue Dots, Dimensionals