Tuesday, 30 April 2013

This & That

Introducing Stampin' Ups new product line... This & That!  Available from May 1st - May 31st.  

This journal & matching products are designed for project life or smash book memory keeping.  
This & That debuts in the 2013 -2014 Annual catalogue, but Stampin' Up! are giving you the opportunity to get in early.  Starting May 1st, through to May 31st you can get a special bundle with all 5 products for 15% off.   

Here is the PDF document.  Remember if you would like to purchase this or any other Stampin' Up products you can CLICK HERE & jump straight over to my online store.

Thanks for looking,

Sunday, 28 April 2013

MDS - My first attempt!

As many of you know Stampin' Up! have introduced MDS ( My Digital Studio) to the Australian market recently.  I am a total new comer to this sort of scrapbooking & card making.  Yes, you can make what is known as "hybrid" projects that are both digital & layers of card stock & embellishments.   You can make calendars, photo books, party supplies..the list is endless.

 The program is quite easy to use as a beginner but does require a bit of time on your hands!  MyDigitalStudio.net has some great help & youtube videos on offer for help & guidance.  There are 98 you tube videos alone....& no I haven't viewed any of them yet.  My page was done just playing around with the program.  Once I have a bit of free time I will be viewing them though!

  You can download MDS on a 30 day trial for free which is great news!  Go to My online store & click "MDS" then there will be a free trial button that looks like this ---------->

Here is a short introduction video.  Looks great hey!

Here is my 1st attempt - took me about half an hour to do, but only because I am a total new comer to it all.  Whilst there are pre-made templates I wanted to challenge myself to make a page from scratch.  Remember when you made your very 1st card?  Well this is my very 1st MDS page so go easy on me okay!  I bet I look back on this page in years to come and laugh,  I even left a spelling mistake in there just for you ;)

Thanks for looking.....and enjoy your free trial! 

Monday, 15 April 2013

Stampin Up April/May Promotion

How exciting!  For those of you who were considering joining SU during Sale-A-Bration & didn't then there is great news.  If you join Stampin' Up! as a demonstrator between April 15th - 30th May you get an extra $60 worth of product in your kit!  Great news for those of you who missed the last opportunity to get more for the same low price of $169 & it still ships for free!

The other great part of the promotion is the HOSTESS extras.  If you host a party with $400 in sales during April 15 - May 30th you get an extra $60 Hostess dollars to spend on any current catalogue product.  I have set aside a few dates to be available for parties so please do call or email me to make a date for your workshop/party.   With this great offer I hope to be visiting you real soon! Remember I can hold your workshop here in my house if you are worried about your house not being suitable.  I have a brand new house with a classroom all ready to go.  The benefit of holding your party at my house is that you get to see all the great product in person as I have it all on display in my purpose built classroom & you also dont have to worry about cleaning up!

If you want to take up this amazing opportunity or wish to discuss it further please do not hesitate to call me on 0411113530 or email me ftaraineri@bigpond.com

Alternatively if you are ready to join now then click on over to my Stampin' Up! website and click JOIN NOW!

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Razzleberry Splash Birthday Card

I have finally made a card!  Woohoo!  I know it took ages, but that stamp room is still not fully unpacked & I feel a bit like a fish out of water without my usual creative space surrounding me.  The architect designed my desk to high (those that know me understand I am a little height challenged) so I have to get used to standing at my desk to create.

One of my downlines Leanne had a birthday recently & I did promise her a card.  I have been busy preparing the Razzleberry Splash kits we had for Leah's fundraiser way back in February and had a few leftovers to play with.  So, here is my quick creation using the Razzleberry Splash DSP.

Razzleberry Splash Birthday Card

Inside the card
  Now, most of you know Rich Razzleberry is a colour I don't like very much.  I am slowly coming around to it's charms & with Pink Pirouette & Night of Navy I actually quite like it.  All three of these colours are not ones I use very much so am quite happy with myself for going out of my comfort zone.  The DSP in the Razzleberry Splash kit is very scandinavian in style & very feminine (I love scandinavian right now).   This kit would make some great Mother's day cards & my card could easily be adapted to a Mother's day design.

Now that we have online ordering I will try to add the item numbers to my lists making it easier to just click on my shop & order.

Stamp Sets:  Beautiful Birthday (125562), Wishes Your Way (129156)
Paper:  Whisper White (106549), Rich Razzleberry (119981), Night of Navy ( 106577), Pink Pirouette (116203), Razzleberry Splash Kit (126930).
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry (126950) Night Of Navy (126970)
Cool Tools: Pearls, Boho Blossom punch (119858), 1/2" Circle punch (119869), 5 Petal Flower Punch (retired), Scallop TrimBorder punch (118402), Night Of Navy 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon (126874), Word Window Punch (119857)

Thanks For Looking,


Friday, 12 April 2013

Stampin' Up! - New Wood Mount Stamp Cases

Wow, I just saw a Youtube video on the new wooden stamp mount cases.  They are similar to the clear mount cases but a little wider.  The video says available May 31st but as we don't get our new catty until July 1st, you will have to wait until then to order yours!   Wanna see?  I am really excited about the new catalogue - so many exciting new things happening in the world of SU right now.

I cant wait and will be converting all my wood sets over ASAP!  Storage wise they look so much smarter.  They will be great for classes or when you are on the move as the smaller punches fit in there too.  Well done SU on the release of a super smart product! 

Thanks For Looking,

Friday, 5 April 2013

Stamin Up! Announce Colour Refresh

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Discontinued/Retiring Colors 

To make room for new Core Colors, we have to save goodbye to some old favorites! The following colors are retiring and will no longer be available after the new catalogue is released.  But don't wait to stock up on your favorites! Starting today, all retiring/discontinued color products (i.e. ink, paper, ribbon, accessories, etc.) will be available only while supplies last

  • Regal Rose
  • Pretty in Pink
  • Bashful Blue
  • Certainly Celery
  • Baja Breeze
  • Riding Hood Red
  • Bravo Burgundy
  • Not Quite Navy
  • More Mustard
  • River Rock
  • Lucky Limeade (2011/2013 In-Color)

Oh my I am certainly going to miss Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue & Baja Breeze!  I am sure many of you have a favourite colour listed here.  As I said these are now being placed on while stocks last so if you want to stock up then now is a really good time to order them.  I suggest you dont wait too long as items on "while stocks last" often run out within days if not hours! 

If you would like to order now you can order from my online store - click the shop now button up the top of my blog on the right hand side or just click here to be taken direct to MY STORE .

Here is a great visual look at how the colours will look together made by Linda Aauhus.

Thanks For Looking

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Sent With Love Promotion

1st APRIL to 15 JUNE, 2013

Pack Your Crafting Bags

Take a creative trip with our exclusive Sent with Love stamp set or Designer series paper.  Or buy both and save 20%

 Sent with Love stamp set (clear-mount only)  $33.95

Sent with Love Designer Series Paper  $18.95

Pretty Bundle  $46.25 (20% discount)
Includes the Sent with Love Stamp Set, Sent with Love Designer Series Paper, and Calypso Coral Baker's Twine 

For more information regarding this promotion here is a link to the flyer PDF

Did you know you can order this right now from my online store?  If you click HERE you will be taken to my online store where this and any other catalogue item can be ordered right now & sent direct to you.  Otherwise, give me a call on 0411113530 & I can order in the normal way. 

Thanks for Looking,

Monday, 1 April 2013

A New Life - A New Start

Just popping in to let you all know lots has happened since I left off in March.  I have moved into my new house and only have all my SU items to unpack.  Boy there are a lot of those boxes to unpack!  

A lot of things have changed here with me.  My husband decided he didn't want to move with us to the new house and has decided to make a new life on his own.   My two kids & I are ok but obviously this has come as a great shock as it was very unexpected and has deeply hurt us all.  It has been a few weeks now and we are all adjusting to our new life the best we can.  

My Stampin' Up! career will still be going ahead as I love my stamping & creating.  I don't see why my new life cant encompass my passion for sharing and creating as it has always done.  Obviously my time will have to be more structured as I will need to organise babysitters for workshops & classes. 

 I am still hoping to start my new stamp club late April.  I am really excited to be catching up with my friends & customers after such a long break & look forward to embracing all the new changes that my new life will bring.  

Stampin' Up! have been busy whilst I was out of action.  I now have an online shop you can access anytime of day or night and order your supplies. There is a shop now button on the top right that will take you directly to my store.   Of course I am also happy to chat & process your order in the "old" way as well.  After all, being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator has allowed me to create some long lasting friendships that I will cherish forever.  

I would like to take the opportunity now to thank all those friends and fellow stampers who have helped me recently during this difficult time.  To those of you that helped me move, unpack, clean, deal with life.... I give you my gratitude & thanks. Without your support I dont know where I would be.  

Thanks for visiting,