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Convention 2009 – Part 1 May 7, 2009

Filed under: Specials and Promotions — Jo @ 10:31 pm

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!


National Scrapbooking Month – 2 Great Promotions from Stampin’ Up! May 5, 2009

Filed under: Scrapbooking,Specials and Promotions — Jo @ 10:31 pm


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 
 108697 Earth Elements Assorted textured card stock (12″ x 12″)  $21.95 
 105216 Pumpkin 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:

 Item Page  Description 
 112042  132  Urban Garden Designer Series paper
 112470  132 Haiku Designer Series paper 
113976   132 Pink Flamingo Designer Series paper 
112468   132  Sweet Always Designer Series paper
113992   133 Tea Party Designer Series paper 
113975   133  Raspberry Tart Designer Series paper
 113966  134 Good 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  135 Washington Apple Designer Series paper 
 112039  135 Windsor 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 .


2S4U Sketch Challenge July 12, 2008

Firstly, a bit of housekeeping.  My montly newsletter is running late, but I guess you’ve already realised that by now.  I started it last week, but the words just weren’t flowing.  Hopefully, I should have it finished next week.

Secondly, I just wanted to thank  you all for the lovely comments that you’ve been leaving me.  It’s much appreciated.  Special thanks to Curt, who was the first guy to leave a comment!

Thirdly, I’ve got some Spring Mini Cataglogues on their way to me.  If you’d like one, please send either leave me a comment or send me an email with your address details and I’ll put one in the mail for you.  There are SO many beautitul things…….you’ll find it hard to decide what to get first!

OK, so now for today’s card.  I’ve used the sketch posted at 2 Sketches 4 You.  This is a fantastic blog and I’m having so much fun working with Laura and Kazan’s sketches.  This week it was Kazan’s sketch.    I’m not sure if I can post a copy of the sketch here on my blog so here’s a link so you can see if for yourself.

I’ve used some more things from my Spring Mini pre-order.  See that BEAUTIFUL Purely Pomegranate Satin ribbon.  I have been hanging out for this since it was realeased in the States last year.  It also comes in Chocolate Chip – yummy!  As soon as I laid my hands on it I knew it was going to be used for this sketch.  The Baroque background stamp I have wanted for AGES, it just gorgeous.  I have stamped it in VersaMark and embossed with black embossing powder.  The sentiment is from Always (you can expect to see more of this set – it’s another that’s been on my wish list since it was released in the US.)  The flowers are from One of a Kind and are punched out using matching Boho Blossoms punch.  One of a Kind, Always and Boho Blossom punch are in the Spring Mini and will be available for purchase on August 1, 2008.

Well, that’s all for tonight, it’s late and I’m tired.  Hope you’re all having a great weekend.  Thanks for looking 🙂

Supplies Used:

Stamps:  Baroque, Always, One of a Kind

Ink:  VersaMark, Purely Pomegranate

Cardstock:  Whisper White, Basic Black, Purely Pomegranate

Accessories:  Black embossing powder, corner rounder, Purely Pomegranate Ribbon, Boho Blossoms Punch, dimensionals


Palette O’ Prints Promotion May 6, 2008

Filed under: Specials and Promotions — Jo @ 10:59 pm
Between May 1 and May 31, 2007, spend $35^ on Stampin’ Up! products and get a 6 x 6″ pad of Designer Series paper for only $12.95.
This one time offer gives you 48 double sided sheets in:
Certainly Celery
Rose Red
So Saffron*
Almost Amethyst*
Each pad hold 12 sheets of each colour – 2 sheets of each pattern in each colour – that can be used for cards, crafts or scrapbooking.
Click here to download Palette O’ Prints brochure.
Click here to download Palette O’ Prints colour & pattern swatches.

If you’ve never tried the Designer Series Paper, now is the perfect time to do so!
Contact me with your $35^ qualifying order and I’ll give you 20% off the Palette O’ Prints pad, so instead of $12.95, you’ll only pay $10.36

I’ll have some samples to show you soon. 


* These colours are not available in the Designer Series Prints Paper in the 2008-2009 Idea Book & Catalogue, and will only be offered through this special, limited-time promotion

^ Before Shipping & Handling.


Out with the Old & In with the New! April 3, 2008

Filed under: Specials and Promotions,Stamping — Jo @ 11:28 am

As I’m sure you’re all probably aware the new 2008/2009 Catalogue from Stampin’ Up! has been released and you can now order from it. Here’s a link to the online version

Isn’t it pretty. There are lots of fabbo new things – new 08 In Colours – Groovy Guava, Soft Sky, Blue Bayou, Purely Pomegranate, Wild Wasabi and River Rock, 12×12 Textured Cardstock, Rub Ons, all new Simply Scrappin Kits, all new Simply Sent Kits, heaps of lovely new ribbons, a few new punches like the Scalloped Circle (been hanging out for that), Photo Corner, Large Star, 5 Petal Flower, Rhinestone Brads, Crop-O-Dile and heaps of lovely new stamps.
If you’ve been a past hostess of mine, you will be receiving an invitation to my Catalouge Lauch party, to be held Saturday April 12, 2008, between 10 – 4. I will have just a few of these new catalogues for sale, we’ll be doing a make and take and you will also get to see first hand some of our wonderful new products.
In order to make room for all the new stuff coming my way, I’m offering the following retired sets for sale. I’ll be updating this post later tonight with pricing (left it at home, oops)
07/08 Hostess Sets
Terrific Tags – only Christmas stamp has been used – $25.00
Blooming with Happiness – unused – $25.00
Riveting – only Thank & Enjoy your day stamps have been used. – $25.00
07/08 Catalogue Sets
All Year Cheer II – As New – $48.00
Headline Alphabet – only A, D, J & V have been used – $64.00
All About U – As New – $43.00
French Script – As New – $27.00
Print Pattern – $25.00
Yule Bits & Borders – $38.00
Mon Ami – only L stamp has been used – $23.00
07/08 Summer Mini
Sweet on You – unused – $25.00
07/08 SAB Sets
Birthday Whimsy – unused – $25.00
Lots of Thoughts – As New – blocks have my initials on them – $20.00
Friendship Blooms – unused – $25.00
06/07 Catalogue Sets
Shape Ups – As New – $18.00
06/07 Mini
Sweet Spot – As New – $15.00
06/07 SAB Sets
Delight in Life – $20.00
Very Punny – As New – only Cow & Lollipop stamps have been used. – $20.00
ETA – Pricing has been added. If there’s anything you would like, send me an email, and I will put it aside for you. Postage will be extra unless you can pick them up from me. Please note, I can only ship to residents in Australia – sorry.
In other news, I’m going to be making some changes with regards to how I run my Stampin’ Up! business. One of them will be with my blog. I’ve come to the realisation that I just can’t do everything, so the blog will become more of a ‘static’ website, that I will update at least monthly (around the first of the month with any promotions etc.) My blog will also be moving over to WordPress. I’m currently in the middle of making the new one functional, once it is up & running, I will post the new details here and a link to forward you all on.
Well, that all for me know, my luch break is well and truly over!

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 to place your order!