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A little bit of this and that from Jo Eades – Independent Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator

I’ve Been Tagged February 29, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jo @ 7:44 pm

Well, I’ve been tagged! I was tagged by Gail who thought I would kill her because my blog hadn’t been updated for ages! Little did she know that I have finally got back to blogging over the few days.

A: The rules of the game are posted at the beginning.
B: Each player answers the questions about themselves.
C: At the end of the post, the player then tags 3 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know that they have been tagged and asking them to read your blog.

It’s easy to do – just cut and paste from the blog you’ve been tagged from. So…

10 years ago: (1998) WOW, that’s so long ago! Hmmm, let’s see. I was probably getting my pony ready for a show. This time 10 years ago it would have been the weekend for Berwick Aggi and I’m pretty sure that’s what I would have been doing. (I really can’t remember)

5 Things on my to-do-list today:
Go to bank & bank my last pay cheque from my old job! (completed!)
Go & get meat from Butchers (Jarrod’s dad is a butcher so I go to the shop where he works – didn’t actually get that done – oops)
Go & pick up text books for the Diploma I have started (completed, but it took way longer than it should of which is why I didn’t get anything else done!)
Get hay for my pony (nope, missed out on that one too!)
Make card & get gift for one of the mums from my 1st Mum’s group who just had her 2nd (oh so cute & little – I can’t remember Harry being that little)

What I would do if I was suddenly a billionaire: Buy house on beach front with acerage so pony would be in backyard. Get a new pony (for me!) as I really miss showing (not sure where the time for that would come from though!). Buy one of everything from the Papertrey Ink range. Buy at least 1 pair of Manolo Blahnik heels and 1 Collette Dinnigan dress and something pretty & shiny from Tiffany’s. Invest some wisely so when I spend the rest I still have something in reserve! (Not too materialistic I hope).

Three of my bad habits: A little bit of a control freak (I like & want butter in my mashed potatoes thanks!), procrastination and I drink way too much Coke (I just can’t stop!).

Three places I have lived:
Noble Park, VIC
Scoresby, VIC
Ferntree Gully, VIC

5 Jobs I have had:
Check out chick at Kmart Brandon Park (so I could buy my 1st horse)
Office Junior
Secretary
Accounts/Payroll
Office Manager

5 things people dont know about me:

1. I’m an only child.

2. I did calisthenics for 15+ years. I used to be really flexible!

3. I would love to be able to sing and play piano. I often though about taking lessons, however I think the singing is a bit of a lost cause.

4. I’m studying to acheive my Diploma of Accounting. I’m doing it online. I want a bit of paper that I can wave in front of someone when needed.

5. My best score for my HSC (for you young ‘uns that’s VCE to you) was in Biology that I only picked up for that year! First exam was fun – it was multiple choice and I really didn’t read the instructions all that carefully – it’s multiple choice you know, how hard can it be????? Yes well, I failed because I picked the right answer and not the incorrect one as you need (needed???) to do for Biology! OOPS 🙂

I tag: Anna, Naomi and Melissa

Thanks for tagging me Gail, & thanks for reading.

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Retiring Lists Update – Last Updated 28/02/08 – 6.00 am February 28, 2008

Filed under: Specials and Promotions — Jo @ 10:07 am

I have updated today’s changes on the page headed ‘Retiring List’ above.

These items are now sold out:

108898 – Pure & Simple Numbers

108814 – Flowers for a Friend (Hostess Set)

105448 – Size It Up (Wheel)

 

These items are running low:

104460 – Stampin’ Around Cartridge & Refill Whisper White

 

Retiring Lists Update – Last Updated 27/02/08 – 6.00 am February 27, 2008

Filed under: Specials and Promotions — Jo @ 9:58 am

I have updated my post below to show the following changes:

These items are now sold out:
108865 – Love It (Hostess Set)
103296 – Candy Cane Christmas (Stampin’ Around Wheel)

These items are running low:

107231 – Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill Buckaroo Blue
107230 – Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill Cool Caribbean
107232 – Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill Vintage Violet
102712 – Ribbon Grosgrain 1/4″ Black
100455 – Ribbon Grostrain 1/4″ Cream
101926 – Ribbon Grosgrain 1/4″ Light Pink

Email me at jo@maximpact.com.au to place your order!

 

Retiring Lists February 26, 2008

Filed under: Specials and Promotions — Jo @ 2:14 pm

Well, here they are – the lists of Retiring Stamps & Accessories. Items listed in YELLOW have a limited quantity and may run out soon. Items listed in RED are no longer available.

This list was last updated 26 February 2008 at 6.00 AM (AET). (I will update this post when the list is updated)

Please note that every year some accessories are completely discontinued while others are redesigned or reconfigured for the new catalogue. Sometimes popular items are ‘discontinued’ in their current packaging or style to come back with improved packaging or added product features.

This year, our grosgrain ribbon and embossing powders are being reconfigured–while still available in the new catalogue, they will be slightly different than they currently are.

RETIRING STAMP SETS including Hostess & Wheels
Item #Product Description
108715 A LITTLE LOVE
108717 A NEW LITTLE SOMEONE
108718 A TO Z ACCENTS
108723 ALL IN A ROW
108724 ALL MIXED UP
108725 ALL NATURAL
108727 ALL THE BEST
108729 ALL WRAPPED UP
108730 ALL WRAPPED UP ACCESSORIES
108731 ALL-YEAR CHEER I
108732 ALL-YEAR CHEER II
108737 ALPHADOT NUMBERS
108735 ALPHADOTS
108736 ANCIENT ASIA
108739 ARTIFACTS
108741 BABY FIRSTS
108745 BECAUSE OF YOU
108749 BEST OF CLUCK
108750 BEYOND THE BASICS
108752 BIRTHDAY BEAUTY
108759 BUGGIES & BOOTIES
108762 BY DEFINITION
108766 CHEESECLOTH
109073 CLASSIC ALPHABET
109074 CLASSIC NUMBERS
108770 COLLAGE ALPHABET
108771 COLLAGE NUMBERS
108773 CROSSHATCH
108775 CUTE AS A BUG
108776 DAY-TO-DAY FLEXIBLE PHRASES
108777 DO THE HULA
108778 DOTTED
108779 DOWN TO BUSINESS
108780 DREAM COME TRUE
108782 ECLECTIC BACKGROUNDS
108783 EPHEMERA
108784 ESPRESSOLY FOR YOU
108788 FARM FEVER
108789 FAVORITE TEDDY BEAR
108808 FINIALS & FRAMES
108810 FLANNEL PLAID
108812 FLOWER FEST
108813 FLOWER FILLED
108815 FONTASTIC
108816 FRENCH SCRIPT
108817 FRESH FILLERS
108818 FRIENDSHIP FLOWERS
108819 FUN FILLED
108821 GIFTS OF JOY
108823 GLAD TIDINGS
108824 GLAM GIRL
108826 GOOD THINGS GROW
108827 GORGEOUS GRAPEVINE
108829 HANDLE WITH CARE
108830 HAPPILY EVER AFTER
108832 HAPPY HEARTS
108833 HEADLINE ALPHABET
108834 HEADLINE NUMBERS
108836 HEBREW HOLIDAYS
108837 HOLIDAY PRINT
108838 HOLIDAY SPIRIT
108843 I DID IT
108845 IN FULL BLOOM
108846 IN THE WILD
108848 IT’S SNOW TIME
108851 KANJI
108852 LABEL CLASSICS
108853 LETTERPRESS ALPHABET
108854 LETTERPRESS NUMBERS
108856 LIFE’S SPECIAL MOMENTS
108858 LITTLE HELLOS
108859 LITTLE HOLIDAY WISHES
108861 LIVELY LEAVES
108867 LOVING HEARTS
108868 MADONNA AND CHILD
108870 MERRY MINIS
108871 MIXED BOUQUET
108872 MON AMI
108873 MONKEY BUSINESS
108876 MUCH LOVE
108878 NEVER-ENDING JOY
108879 NEWSPRINT ALPHABET
108880 NEWSPRINT NUMBERS
108881 NICE & EASY NOTES
108882 NICE & NARROW
108883 OLIVE YOU
108885 ON WALKABOUT
108886 OPEN FOR TRADE
108889 PERENNIAL FAVORITES
108891 PETAL PUSHERS
108892 PLAY BALL
108893 POCKET FUN
108895 PRINT PATTERN
108896 PURE & SIMPLE ALPHABET LOWER
108897 PURE & SIMPLE ALPHABET UPPER
108898 PURE & SIMPLE NUMBERS
108899 QUICK THINKING
108901 RENAISSANCE ANGELS
108903 ROSES IN WINTER
108907 SEASIDE SKETCHES
108908 SEASON BY SEASON
108910 SET SAIL
108911 SIMPLE SAYINGS II
108912 SIMPLE SKETCHES
108914 SIMPLY CIRCLES
108917 SLEIGH FULL OF TOYS
109072 STAMPED FROM THE HEART
108922 STIPPLE CELEBRATIONS
109022 STIPPLE SHELLS
108925 SUPERSIZE SYMBOLS
108926 SWEET & SASSY
108928 SWEET TALK
108933 TERRIFIC TULIPS
108935 TIDY ALPHABET
108936 TIDY NUMBERS
108938 TRADING COLLECTION
108939 TREAT YOURSELF
108940 TRIMTASTIC
108941 TYPESET ALPHABET LOWER
108942 TYPESET ALPHABET UPPER
108943 TYPESET NUMBERS
108947 WATERCOLOR MINIS
108952 WELL-WORN ALPHABET
108953 WELL-WORN NUMBERS
108955 WHIMSICAL ALPHABET LOWER
108956 WHIMSICAL ALPHABET UPPER
108957 WHIMSICAL NUMBERS
108959 WILD HEARTS
108961 WINGED THINGS
108964 WONDERFUL WORDS II
108965 WORD BY WORD
108966 WORLD TOUR
108968 YULE BITS & BORDERS

Hostess Sets
108714 A IS FOR ADORABLE
108743 BASKET FULL OF FUN
108754 BLOOMING WITH HAPPINESS
108758 BOTH WAY BLOSSOMS
108814 FLOWERS FOR A FRIEND
108844 IN ANY EVENT
108865 LOVE IT
108900 REASON TO SMILE
108902 RIVETING
108919 SPRINGTIME STEMS
108932 TERRIFIC TAGS
108946 WARMEST REGARDS

Stampin’ Around Wheels
101420 BABY TIME
104070 BLOOMIN’
105951 BOLD SNOWFLAKES*
105750 BOUQUET*
106749 BRIGHT BULBS
105518 BUILDER BITS
107481 BUTTERFLIES & BLOSSOMS
103094 BY THE SEA
103296 CANDY CANE CHRISTMAS
104312 HOT TO DOT
107463 LEAF FEST*
106062 LEAVES AWASH*
102254 LOVE SWIRLS
103543 ONLY ORNAMENTS
101090 PAW TRACKS
107476 ROUGH AROUND THE EDGES*
105448 SIZE IT UP
104160 SQUARE PEGS*
107480 TRUE HEARTS
104893 TWINKLE
103749 WASH DAY*
105033 WINGS & THINGS

RETIRING ACCESSORIES
Item # Product Description
105094 BOXES & TAGS BOOK KIT ACCORDION ASST 4
105093 BOXES & TAGS BOOK KIT ACCORDION ASST 5
105092 BOXES & TAGS BOOK KIT ACCORDION ASST 6
105091 BOXES & TAGS BOOK KIT ACCORDION ASST 7
105101 BOXES & TAGS BOOK KIT SADDLE STITCH ASST 4
105100 BOXES & TAGS BOOK KIT SADDLE STITCH ASST 5
105099 BOXES & TAGS BOOK KIT SADDLE STITCH ASST 6
105098 BOXES & TAGS BOOK KIT SADDLE STITCH ASST 7
106581 BOXES & TAGS PETAL CARD BOLD BRIGHTS & EARTH ELEMENTS
105074 BOXES & TAGS PETAL CARD WHISPER WHITE & VERY VANILLA
105067 BOXES & TAGS POCKETS & PIECES ASST I
105068 BOXES & TAGS POCKETS & PIECES ASST II
108632 BOXES & TAGS TINY TAKEOUT BOLD BRIGHTS & EARTH ELEMENTS
107245 BOXES & TAGS TINY TAKEOUT CONFETTI WHITE & KRAFT
104583 BRADS VINTAGE
108624 CARD STOCK BUCKAROO BLUE A4
108625 CARD STOCK COOL CARIBBEAN A4
108628 CARD STOCK CRANBERRY CRISP
106562 CARD STOCK GOING GRAY A4
106683 CARD STOCK IN COLOR 12X12
108629 CARD STOCK IN COLOR A4
108627 CARD STOCK MARIGOLD MORNING A4
106531 CARD STOCK SAHARA SAND 12X12
108626 CARD STOCK TRUE THYME A4
108623 CARD STOCK VINTAGE VIOLET A4
107231 CLASSIC STAMPIN’ INK REFILL BUCKAROO BLUE
107228 CLASSIC STAMPIN’ INK REFILL CRANBERRY CRISP
107230 CLASSIC STAMPIN’ INK REFILL COOL CARIBBEAN
107227 CLASSIC STAMPIN’ INK REFILL MARIGOLD MORNING
107229 CLASSIC STAMPIN’ INK REFILL TRUE THYME
107232 CLASSIC STAMPIN’ INK REFILL VINTAGE VIOLET
107225 CLASSIC STAMPIN’ PAD BUCKAROO BLUE
107222 CLASSIC STAMPIN’ PAD CRANBERRY CRISP
107224 CLASSIC STAMPIN’ PAD COOL CARIBBEAN
107221 CLASSIC STAMPIN’ PAD MARIGOLD MORNING
107223 CLASSIC STAMPIN’ PAD TRUE THYME
107226 CLASSIC STAMPIN’ PAD VINTAGE VIOLET
104302 CORD COPPER
104303 CORD GOLD
104304 CORD SILVER
104328 CRAFT STAMPIN’ INK REFILL VERY VANILLA
104308 CRAFT STAMPIN’ PAD VERY VANILLA
107405 DESIGNER SERIES FOUR SEASONS
105366 DESIGNER SERIES PAPER CAMBRIDGE 12X12
105365 DESIGNER SERIES PAPER OXFORD
104136 DESIGNER SERIES PAPER POOL PARTY
107295 DESIGNER SERIES PAPER RECOLLECTIONS
107062 DESIGNER SERIES PAPER SARAH
107308 DESIGNER SERIES PAPER SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY
104135 DESIGNER SERIES PAPER SLUMBER PARTY
107406 DESIGNER SERIES PAPER TREEHOUSE
103280 EMBOSSING KIT
104281 ENCORE INK REFILL COPPER
104280 ENCORE PAD COPPER
105317 EYELETS BOLD BRIGHTS II
105315 EYELETS SOFT SUBTLES II
100395 FANCY FIBERS BRIGHTS
100396 FANCY FIBERS EARTHS
100397 FANCY FIBERS NEUTRALS
100393 FANCY FIBERS REGALS
100394 FANCY FIBERS SUBTLES
103321 GIFT SACKS OATMEAL
103890 METAL EDGE TAGS BRASS WHITE CIRCLE
103888 METAL EDGE TAGS BRASS WHITE SQUARE
103894 METAL EDGE TAGS COPPER WHITE CIRCLE
103892 METAL EDGE TAGS COPPER WHITE SQUARE
104184 POST EXTENDERS
103378 PUNCH CORNER ROUNDER SMALL
102686 PUNCH HANDHELD RECTANGLE
104407 PUNCH NOTCHED CORNER
104406 PUNCH PAPER PIECING
104405 PUNCH SQUARE CONVEX
101637 RIBBON GROSGRAIN 1/4″ APPLE GREEN
102712 RIBBON GROSGRAIN 1/4″ BLACK
100538 RIBBON GROSGRAIN 1/4″ BLUEBIRD
105372 RIBBON GROSGRAIN 1/4″ BURGUNDY
105373 RIBBON GROSGRAIN 1/4″ CELERY
105374 RIBBON GROSGRAIN 1/4″ CHOCOLATE

100455 RIBBON GROSGRAIN 1/4″ CREAM
101666 RIBBON GROSGRAIN 1/4″ LIGHT ORCHID
101926 RIBBON GROSGRAIN 1/4″ LIGHT PINK
105378 RIBBON GROSGRAIN 1/4″ NAVY
102682 RIBBON GROSGRAIN 1/4″ RED
103064 RIBBON GROSGRAIN 1/4″ TANGERINE
101156 RIBBON GROSGRAIN 1/4″ TAUPE
102119 RIBBON GROSGRAIN 1/4″ TURQUOISE
102819 RIBBON GROSGRAIN 1/4″ WHITE
104257 RIBBON ORGANDY NARROW GOLD
100589 RIBBON ORGANDY NARROW IVORY
103019 RIBBON ORGANDY NARROW LIGHT PINK
104256 RIBBON ORGANDY NARROW NAVY
104258 RIBBON ORGANDY NARROW OLIVE
104253 RIBBON ORGANDY NARROW SILVER
101613 RIBBON ORGANDY NARROW WHITE
104260 RIBBON ORGANDY NARROW WINE
106807 RIBBON ORIGINALS PREP SCHOOL
106809 RIBBON ORIGINALS RUSTIC RETREAT
106806 RIBBON ORIGINALS SEASIDE
106808 RIBBON ORIGINALS SWEET SHOP
107453 SIMPLY SCRAPPIN’ ALL THE TRIMMINGS
107456 SIMPLY SCRAPPIN’ AT HOME
107454 SIMPLY SCRAPPIN’ OUT & ABOUT
107457 SIMPLY SCRAPPIN’ PARTY PIECES
107455 SIMPLY SCRAPPIN’ TICKETS & TOKENS
107460 SIMPLY SCRAPPIN’ TODAY & ALWAYS
108509 SIMPLY SENT A WISH FOR YOU
108511 SIMPLY SENT FRIENDSHIP SHAPES
108512 SIMPLY SENT GOOD THINGS
108510 SIMPLY SENT REMEMBERING YOU
105580 SPECTRUM PAD BLUE FROST
101492 SPECTRUM PAD CELEBRATION
105579 SPECTRUM PAD COTTON CANDY
101336 SPECTRUM PAD PUMPKIN PATCH
103953 STAMP-A-MA-JIG IMAGING SHEETS
101460 STAMPIN’ AROUND CARTRIDGE & REFILL WHISPER WHITE
103017 STAMPIN’ AROUND INK REFILL WHISPER WHITE
101040 STAMPIN’ EMBOSS POWDER BLACK DETAIL
100442 STAMPIN’ EMBOSS POWDER CLASSY COPPER
101428 STAMPIN’ EMBOSS POWDER CLEAR DETAIL
103342 STAMPIN’ EMBOSS POWDER GOLD DETAIL
101781 STAMPIN’ EMBOSS POWDER SILVER DETAIL
100963 STAMPIN’ EMBOSS POWDER WHITE DETAIL
103174 STAMPIN’ PASTELS APPLICATOR REFILL
105543 STAMPIN’ PASTELS BOLD BRIGHTS
105544 STAMPIN’ PASTELS EARTH ELEMENTS
105547 STAMPIN’ PASTELS NEUTRALS
105545 STAMPIN’ PASTELS RICH REGALS
105546 STAMPIN’ PASTELS SOFT SUBTLES
103648 STAMPIN’ STACK
107239 TAG SHEETS CONFETTI WHITE & VERY VANILLA
107240 TAG SHEETS KRAFT
105369 TIMEWORN COLLECTION PAPER HEIRLOOM
105368 TIMEWORN COLLECTION PAPER RUSTIC
105367 TIMEWORN COLLECTION PAPER WEATHERED
105395 WIRE WORKS METALLICS
105812 WRITE ME A MEMORY FONT CD VOL I

 

I’m Back!

Filed under: NSR — Jo @ 1:43 pm

Well, here I am again – back in the land of the blogging. Where have I been I hear you ask????? Buried under the huge rocks of work, family, sickness, etc, etc.

Here’s a the short version of what’s been happening since my last post, which was all the way back at the beginning of October . Actually, the day after I made my last post, I got sick and didn’t fully kick that nasty bug until the end of November. It took 3 different medications, litres of cough medicine, countless throat lozenges, an endless amount of tissues to kick that nasty little sucker but it’s finally gone. Most mortifying moment – getting sick on the train, jumping off at Mitcham station to RUN to the toilets only to find them occupied and throwing up out of the front of the station, in front of EVERYONE arriving. So not fun!

I also got a new job after that long search. It was in North Melbourne. Hours of work: 8.30 am to 5.30 pm. Daily routine: 5.30 am – get up & get both myself & Harry ready to leave house at 6.30 am. Drop Harry at Childcare and catch 7.02 am train to City. Work from 8.30 – 5.30. Catch 5.49 pm train to Spencer St, arrive home between 7.15 and 7.30 pm, just in time to give Harry his bath and spend a bit of time with him before he goes to bed. Have dinner, do dishes and go to bed ready to do it all again the next day.

Notice I say it WAS in North Melbourne. That’s because I resigned! It just got too much. I didn’t realise how much it would affect everything around me. Things that I used to do during the week, like grocery shopping, washing, ironing and other home tasks all got pushed to the weekend because there just wasn’t enough time during the week to fit it in & I was just too tired. I ended up not having any sort of free time at all and it took its toll on myself & my family. Things all came to a head the week before Christmas, where upon I handed in my resignation effective end of December. I was told to take some time to think about over Christmas period. I did that and we compromised and I agreed to work until the end of January or until a replacement was found, thinking said replacement would be found before then! Not so, I’ve been working 3 days per week since February (T, W, T) which has allowed me to catch up on some of the tasks around the house that have been requiring attention since I don’t know when.

I’ve taken a new position, which I start next Monday, March 3, 2008. It’s only 10 minutes from home, hours are 9 – 5. NO MORE 5.30 AM STARTS!

I realise I have neglected many, many things over the past few months. As you can see, I’ve not updated by blog, I haven’t done any stamping since my last workshop (which was in October). I’ve neglected keep you all up to date with the promotions and whatnot that have been happening at Stampin’ Up! I’m sure all of you know that Sale-A-Bration (SAB) finishes this Friday (February 29, 2008), that the Summer Mini finishes March 31, 2008, that the Retired Stamps & Accessories list has been released early (ooops) and that the brand spanking new 2008 Stampin’ Up! Catalogue begins April 1, 2008. I will be posting the Retired Listings here later today and will endeavour to keep you updated on stock levels.

I will also be pre-ordering 2008 catalogues. If you would like to secure your copy, please drop me a line at jo@maximpact.com.au. I sell my pre-order catalogues for the special price of $9.95 + shipping (usually $13.95 + shipping). If you like, you can pick catalogue up from me to save on shipping! However, if you’d like to earn yours free – I’m taking bookings again for workshops. I’m really excited to see what SU! have in store for the 2008 catalogue, my fingers are crossed for the Scalloped Punch, the Star Punch, the new Ribbons just to name a few things! (Stamps set names have completely gone from my head at the moment)

And most importantly, I must apologise to my wonderful downline, who I have neglected terribly. To Anna and my new recruit Christine, who signed up in October, I promise that I will be more diligent in keeping contact with you. Anna, I hope you haven’t felt too abandoned during this time. I know that you have also had a lot going on with the kids being on holidays and Michael starting school this year – I’ve been reading your blog updates during my lunchbreak! This year should be an exciting time for our little team, which is slowly growing – a big hello to my newest recruit Kristine, who signed up on Friday – I know that you will love being a part of the SU! family. This means that at the end of this month, I will FINALLY promote to Supervisor and get to choose a name for our little team. Yay!

Well, that’s it for now. Since I haven’t done anything remotely crafty in the last 5 months, I don’t have anything exciting to show you, but that should change soon.

Cheers

Jo