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Friday, 29 June 2012

Any one for cupcakes?

Well tomorrow is our BIG fundraiser event.  Lots to make, see and be inspired by.  My talented team of girls have been busy making lots of amazing things to sell and inspire the crafter in us all.

Here are the cupcake toppers we have made - these will be for sale for $7.50 on the day - great for a birthday party or fun event!


Princess toppers by Bron

Dino Roar Toppers by Tricia

Piggy toppers by Hanna & Konni

I Dig U Toppers by Tricia

Sheep toppers by Hanna & Konni

Butterfly Toppers by Robyn
These are just a few of our items on the "FOR SALE" table.  You have to be there to get your hands on them though so please do book in or just show up on the day....afterall it is TOMORROW!!!

Thanks For Looking,
Tricia


Thursday, 28 June 2012

Convention Swaps 1

As promised a few posts ago here are some of my swaps from convention.  Trust me these are all much better in real life but as there were so many I have only photographed a few.  I have grouped them into colours and themes & to make it a bit easier I have not added details of who made what etc...

Neutral Swaps
Calypso Coral

Blues

Kids/Masculine swaps

Framelit swaps

Butterfly swaps

Boxes & Bags

Tracy's Journal and a special front page......
Shelli signed my journal for me making it extra special! 

Tracy my upline made this gorgeous journal for her team members.  It came in very handy - especially when I met Shelli.  She commented on how lovely it was and I got her to sign inside the front cover.  Funny thing was I got her to sign Elissa's book and not mine and had to go and ask her to then do mine.

As you can see there is lots of swapping to be had at convention.  There are many more to be seen - these are just a few of the ones I received.  I am sure if you came along you would marvel at the amount and quality of the work that is swapped in just a few hours!    My swaps were all gone in about half an hour and I had wished I had made more.  Next time I might try making a few different ones.



Friday, 22 June 2012

Red Nose Day Fundraiser

Hi Everyone,
My team and I are holding a Red Nose Day Fundraiser on Saturday June 30th at Leopold Scout Hall here in Geelong.  If anyone is thinking about coming please give me a call or email me as I have a few seats left.  Seats are limited and are booked with a $15 deposit.  Cost for the day is $30  and includes  a show bag, door prize, afternoon tea and refreshments.  We will be holding a raffle, silent auction, lucky straws and much more fun on the day!

Here is a sneak peek at one of the projects you will be making!
Card 1 for Red Nose Day Fundraiser

There are 3 other projects we will be making - you will have to come along to see them :)  

Contact me:  ftaraineri@bigpond.com or phone 0411113530 to book your seat!




Monday, 18 June 2012

A Little Dino Roar

I know I promised to show some of my swaps from convention but I have been having a few camera issues this past week so can't show them just yet.  So, here is a post I prepared earlier....

My son is going through a BIG dinosaur phase.  I guess little boys of about 3-4 do go through this phase but he is extremely addicted to everything related to dinosaurs, Ice Age and especially volcanos!  This gave me an opportunity to get out the Dino Roar stamp set and do some water colouring - a technique I don't use much.    I used some of the Well Worn DSP with River Rock & Cajun Craze.   I have kept them very simple as I figure they are only for him and he will wreck them soon enough....he doesn't understand gentle!




Stamp Set: Dino Roar.
Paper:  Well Worn DSP, Cajun Craze, River Rock, Watercolour Paper
Ink: Stayz On Black, Regals & Neutrals Water Colour Crayons


Thanks For Looking,
TRICIA 

Monday, 11 June 2012

A Reason To Smile Class

I was lucky enough to get the Reason To Smile stamp set FREE from the June Stampin' Up! promotion. You could get this set FREE too if you order $125 worth of product during June - there is still time! Email me your order at ftaraineri@bigpond.com or call me on 0411113530.

I was playing with the set and found myself using Melon Mambo and decided it would be nice to do a class using the stamp set.  I found the images quite a challenge when it came to designs but I ended up with 5 different styles.  There are many more options with this pretty set, these are just a few.

A Reason To Smile Class

Here is each one close up with the techniques used:
Card 1 - Bigshot, Framelits, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Water Colouring, Punches.

Card 2 - Bigshot, Edgelits,Water Colouring & Punches
Card 3 - Bigshot, Bigz Scallop Square Duo Die, Finial Press Embossing Folder, Paper Piecing, Punches and Glitter.

Card 4 -  Using Melon Mambo Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Punches, Emboss Resist.

Card 5- Two Step Stamping & Punches.
Stamp Set: A Reason To Smile, Sincere Salutations, Tiny Tags.
Paper:  Confetti White, Melon Mambo, Regal Rose, Brights Patterned DSP Stack, First Edition DSP.
Ink: Melon Mambo, Regal Rose, Early Espresso, Old Olive, VersaMark.
Ribbon: Melon Mambo 1/2 " Scallop Dots Ribbon,  Saleabration Organdy Ribbon.
Cool Tools:  Bigshot, Finial Press, Adorning Accents & Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folders, Framelits Labels Collection, 1 3/4" Scallop Circle punch, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Modern Label Punch, Pinking Hearts Border Punch, Large oval punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Bigz Scallop Square Duo Die, Dazzling Diamonds, Pearls, Dimensionals, Melon Mambo Embossing Powder. 



Thanks For Looking,
TRICIA 

Saturday, 9 June 2012

My Convention Swaps

Going to Convention is all about meeting new people and sharing ideas and our passion for Stampin' UP! My favourite time of any SU! event is of course the Swaps.  We all get together and swap ideas and our creativeness.  My swaps this year were based on the Twitterpated (hello - addicted to this DSP!) and the Attic Boutique DSP.  They are based on Mixed Bunch stamp set and the Blossom Punch and a layout I had seen on Monica's Passions blog.

Left: Attic boutique, Right: Twitterpated

The Basic Grey Twitterpated one was the most popular and I ran out pretty much straight away but I have to say I preferred the Attic Boutique Pool Party one.  Which one do you prefer?

Check back tomorrow for some swaps I received!

Thanks For Looking,
Tricia




Friday, 8 June 2012

We {heart} Our Hostesses Promotion

During June & July Stampin' Up! have a great promotion running just for Hostesses of Workshops or as we are calling them now - Paper Parties.

Bask in the extra $90 in FREE products you’ll receive when you host a friend- filled party that celebrates your creativity. With hundreds of innovative products to choose from, there’s never been a better time to party!  We are honouring hostesses during June/July with an additional $90 in FREE Product - that's right, if your workshop has $650 in sales, you will receive $190 in hostess dollars to spend on anything in the catalogue or Autumn mini and you will also get a half price item.  Imagine getting a big shot for $75!


June now has 2 promotions running -  Reason To Smile &  We {heart} Our Hostesses.  If your workshop totals $650 you get BOTH of the promotions! Now that is a lot of bang for your buck!

Thanks for Looking
Tricia

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Convention Fun


Convention really was the highlight of my year so far.  I didn't really know anyone that well, but managed to have a blast. I met so many lovely ladies and learn so much.  Next year's convention is in Brisbane (Yay finally some warmth) 23rd-25th May, 2013.  I personally can't wait but would love it if I could bring some of you along with me this time!

Back:  Tanya, Nicole, Lorinda, Julie, Tracy, Rose, Rebecca,
Front: Tamara & Me
Another team photo - I think we are all in this one!


 Simone, Maureen, Juliana, Tracy - All leaders and winners of top 25 Demonstrators of the Year in Australia - Well done!
Enjoying dinner with Brian Pilling (USA office), & Tanya and yes, we are all Gen X!
Group "I AM" signs 

Me stalking meeting Ruth Clarke in the Demonstrator Resource Centre

I am so glad to be home and back to real life, but am missing the fun of convention.  Stampin' Up! really do know how to spoil their Demonstrators at convention.  Next event is Regionals in Melbourne on August the 4th and SU are opening up the doors for everyone to come this year.  That means customers are welcome to attend -YAY! So, if you have a hankering for some fun, then let me know & I will organise for you to attend.

Thanks for looking
Tricia

Monday, 4 June 2012

Convention Highlights

Hi - I am finally home after a huge few days away at our Annual Stampin' Up! Convention in Canberra.  This was my 1st convention and I must say it was AMAZING!  I loved every second of it and learnt so much.  There are so many exciting things coming our way over the next few months - you are going to love it!    Our annual catalogue is going to align with the US & Canadian catalogues with many of the same products - YAY, so no more drooling over their products that we don't have!  Our annual catalogue will only last 10 months so we can come into alignment with the overseas market release of their catalogue in 2013.  Great news - no more long waits for our release.  The In-Colours are gorgeous and fresh, the new products are versatile and make stamping so much easier.

Things you need to know now:

  • Regional seminar will be in Melbourne on 4th August - save that date as I did hear customers are welcome to attend this year.  
  • New catalogue and new seasonal (mini) catalogue will both be released September 1st.  This seasonal catalogue with be the same size as the annual catalogue and have more products than our usual mini.  I have seen some sneak peeks and WOW is all I can say! 
  • Joining SU is now easier - You choose what you want in your kit up to the value of $235 and it costs only $169!  Plus you get 20% off all your products with every order you place.  PLUS you get to join me at convention next year as a fellow demonstrator! 
  • If you have the amazing score tool you are going to love the Diagonal Score Plate and it is priced at only $20.95 + P&H.  It is available to order 1st of July.  Make your own envelopes and so much more with this amazing tool.  
  • August signals the release of the retiring list for our current catalogue.  Stay tuned for what is going and what is staying.  Rest assured that whatever is going will be replaced with even more exciting new products.  
I do want to say Thank you to SU! for putting on such an amazing Convnetion this year.  I am so privileged and blessed to be a part of this wonderful company. Shelli is an inspiration to us all and so accessible.  I managed to chat to her a few times over the course of the convention and she was lovely every time.  In fact all the US staff were lovely and took the time to talk to us all on an individual basis.  It really is a family and I must say I was made to feel part of this wonderful family.  

Myself and Shelli enjoying a moment together! 


Thanks for looking,
Tricia




Need A Reason To Smile?


Stampin' Up! Have just released their June Promotion - A FREE stamp set with an order of $125 Or you can purchase it for the RRP.    Click here for more details .





Promotion Details: During June, you have the opportunity to purchase—or earn for FREE—an exclusive stamp set, available only through this special offer!
Get the Reason to Smile Set FREE when you spend $125 on any Stampin’ Up! products. Or purchase it at the regular retail price.

What a great pretty stamp set it is too.  Contact me if you would like to hold a workshop or place an order to get this stamp set FREE!  Mobile 0411113530 or email ftaraineri@bigpond.com

Red Nose Day Fundraiser Event


 My team and I are holding a Red Nose Day Fundraiser on June 30th to raise some much needed funds for  SIDS for Kids.  If you are in the Geelong area on that day then book yourself a seat and come along for some fun crafting!


Come and help raise funds for
SIDS FOR KIDS RED NOSE DAY
Get your creative juices flowing while having fun with friends at our Stampin’ Up! Card Making Workshop

wHEn:  Saturday 30th June 2:00pm – 5:30PM
WHERE: Leopold Scout Hall, Melaluka Rd, Leopold
(enter via football oval opposite Coles, turn left and follow road past grandstand)
COsT: $30 - includes show bag on entry, your kit to make 4
craft projects, afternoon tea, tea/coffee
 100% of profit goes directly to SIDS & Kids
BYO: scissors, double sided tape or glue

Projects are aimed at adults & children 12yrs of age and above. Younger children aged 8-12 are welcome but need an accompanying adult to help out


In addition to money raised 20% of any Stampin’ Up! orders taken on the day will be donated to SIDS&kids.  Credit card/cash payments available for these orders only

Hurry seats are limited so book now to avoid disappointment!

Contact Tricia on 0411113530 or Robyn on 0402435310 to book your place Please note a $15 deposit is required for all bookings

 Raffles • Door Prizes • Silent Auctions • Fun!