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Having a play with the new to Australia Stampin' Up! digital content CDs....

I was very excited when the lovely Pam Morgan mentioned at Convention that we would be getting the digital CDs in Australia's 2012 Stampin' Up! Catalogue. I have been delving a little into digital scrapbooking over the last year and even though I have lots still to learn, I was excited I will soon get to play with lovely Stampin' Up! digital images.

It should be noted that this is not the same as My Digital Studio (known as MDS or MDS 2). That hasn't hit Australia yet and won't for a little while. These discs contain digital Stampin' Up! Designer Series Papers, embellishments and brushes (brushes are the digital equivalent of stamps). 

I have only had a little play so far using the Days to Remember disc which will be a hostess item in the new catalogue. Here is the result of this play, a quick page of my two gorgeous boys. This was one of those in the moment happy iPhone snaps when we were having lunch at a cafe down at the beach house on the July school holidays.

stampin up digital australia scrapbooking

 

Because we don't have MDS yet, to use the digital content on these discs, you need a computer software program such as Photoshop Elements or Photoshop to work with the files. I have used Photoshop here. You use the content on the CD that is included in the folder named 'Zipped for use in other applications'. Using Winzip (if you are on a Microsoft Windows operating system like I am) you extract the files and then they are ready to use. Then it's just a matter of learning to work with layers and manipulate the various elements. There are lots of online tutorials available. I will definitely be getting some more of the discs from my favourite product suites in the new catalogue.

If you are keen to get into digital scrapbooking with Stampin' Up!, I'd be happy to offer you some one on one instruction with a qualifying purchase, Just contact me and we can set something up. I hope to bring you lots mroe digital pages (and traditional paper pages too) over the coming months. I have missed my scrapbooking!

Have a great day and see you back here soon,

Claire

 

 


Daydream Medallions Sneak Peek and Update to the Retired List ....

We are now just weeks away from the new 2012/13 Stampin' Up! Catalogue and Holiday Seasonal Catalogue (read how to get yours here). Today's sneak peek sample uses the make and take set we got to play with at Convetion, DayDream Medallions. It's a gorgeous set of embellished circles that has a matching set of flower shaped Framelits. I have used the Floral District DSP and the new wood buttons on this card as well. Love these bright and happy floral prints.

Stampin Up Daydream Medallion

 

Design Tips to recreate this card:

  • I have used three layers of the blossom punch and placed Dimensionals between each layer for extra dimension. 
  • Secure the wood buttin with twine through all three layers to create an indent in the centre.
  • Create the edge using any border punch or Edgelit and place a contrasting strip of DSP behind the edge,

 Update to the Retired Lists. 

Still lots of great bargains on the retired lists so get your orders in before August 31st if there is anything you would like. Here's the latest update about what's sold out. I'll be home this week and able to place orders straight away if you want to order anything. You can download the lists here, but read them in conjunction with the 'sold out' list below.

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What's already sold out:

Ink refills: Blushing Bride, Concord Crush, Pear Pizazz, Peach Parfait and Poppy Parade

Cardstock: Blushing Bride A4, Confetti White A4, Concord Crush

Markers: More Mustard

Punches: 5 Petal Flower Punch

Other accessories: Circle Scissors Replacement Blades, 3/16 Gold Brads, Dotto Refill, Crimper, Stampin' Scrub Replacement pads, stack and store containers, standard wheel storage, color caddy extender

If you have any questions, just give me a call on 03 9735 2946 or by email and I would be happy to help.

Back soon,

Claire 


Update to Retired List and a Sneak Peek of What's Coming Soon .....

Good morning ladies :) 

Retired List Update

Things are humming along with the Stampin' Up! Retired List sales in Australia and already we have sold out of quite a few items. Here's an update of what's no longer available as of 8am this morning:

Ink refills: Blushing Bride, Concord Crush, Pear Pizazz, Peach Parfait and Poppy Parads

Cardstock: Blushing Bride A4, Confetti White A4.

Markers: More Mustard

Other accessories: Circle Scissors Replacement Blades, 3/16 Gold Brads, Dotto Refill, Crimper, Stampin' Scrub Replacement pads, stack and store containers

There are still lots of bargains to be had, and lots of items you won't want to miss beofre they are gone. A few people have mentioned they haven't been able to download the ecel versions of the lists so I have listed them again here for you. Keep in mind you will need to read this in combination with the 'what's sold out' list above. Email me or call me on 03 9735 2946 to get your orders straight in when you order so you don't miss out.

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Download Stamp_Availability-AU 5 Aug

I thought I would highlight another set I am really going to miss, and then move onto a sneak peek :)

Don't Miss Out On .....

If you are looking for a fabulous set for Christmas, you can't go past Season of Joy. The best bit? You can get it for 25% off while stocks last. It's available in wood mount only and is $38.96. Here's a look at the set. It's really versatile and has some great images as well as a greeting and some smaller images for accents. I particularly loved using the top left stamp with different colours of Stampin' Write markers direct to rubber. You can customise this to any DSP as our markers and DSP coordinate perfectly!

Season of joy

 

Here's some 'blasts form the past' using this set:

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If you would like to grab this set for the discount price of $38.96, email me or call me on 03 9735 2946 and I will order it for you and have it sent straight to you from Stampin' Up! to speed up the process.

Sneak peek of what's to come ......

To finish off todays post I thought I would give you a little peek at some upcoming products. This is one of the make and takes we did at Convention - a lovely card with matching handmade envelope using the diagonal scoring plate. If you would like to learn how to make these, book a home party or personal demonstration and I can show you step by step. They are so cute!

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On this card you will spy some new DSP, the new butterfly punch, some new buttons and a gorgeous new stamp set that has matching Framelits.

You are going to love the two new catalogues coming out on 1st September. To get your hands on them, email me or call me on 03 9735 2946 and I would love to help you out.

Of course if you can't wait until 1st September to order, you can join up today and get 28% off the new catalogue pre-order products. You pay just $169 for $235 worth and get a free box of 8 catalogues in your business supplies. I'd love to have you join our fabulous and friendly team.Look forward to chatting soon. I'll be back with more soon. If you would like to see another  sneak peek I made yesterday when the big brown box of new goodies arrived, pop over to my Stampin' Up! Facebook Page.

Have a fabulous happy day,

Claire 



Get thee to a Heartfelt Stampin' Up! Event in Perth, Sydney or Brisbane, plus a sneak peek from the upcoming catalogues!

Yesterday we had the Heartfelt Stampin' Up! event in Melbourne. This is a new one day event that Stampin' Up! have launched. It is designed for customers and demonstrators to come together and have an opportunity to be inspired, share, play and learn and have lots of stamping fun?

The verdict? totally AWESOME! I really loved this new format. It was a really casual relaxed day. There was tome for classes that were repeated throughout the day, but the rest of the time was free tome to roam around the huge room that was set up with make and take tables. product playground tables, demonstration booths and lots and lots of inspiration boards (I think the most I have seen at any Stampin' Up! event.

I had the absolute pleasure of demonstrating on one of the product playground desks, showcasing the new heat tool and new embossing powders. I got to play with new products to make samples, and this is one of my samples. Aren't these little gingerbread cute? They are from a stamp set in the upcoming Holiday Seasonal Catalogue and it's called Scentsational Season. They also have matching Framelit Dies!

stampin up scentsational season

The best bit? They smell like real gingergread, thanks to the awesome new scented embossing paper in the Holiday catalogue - Sugar and Spice Stampin' Emboss Powder. It smells delicious!

There is also a Peppermint Stick Stampin' Emboss Powder which is great fro the candy sticks which come with the same set.

Stampin' Up! Scentsational Season

You'll also spot one of the new Christmas DSP's - Be Of Good Cheer. It's a lovely paper with lots of fabulous small patterns which will be very popular I'm sure.

There were so many amazing inspiring projects and classes. I don't want to share any photos of those or I will spoil the fun for the attendees at future events. It was such a fabulous day and I came home with so many ideas and a goodie bag too - a brand NEW catalogue, the Holiday Seasonal Catalogue (first time I had seen it in real life!) a stamp set and another lovely Christmas stamp. It was great to spend the day with lovely demo friends and my guests that came along with me. They loved their too by all reports. 

We also had some of the girls in the team demonstrating. Sue Madex, Di Dunk and Kathryn Ruddick. Unfortunately I didn't manage to catch a snap of Sue demoing, but here's Di Dunk at the product playground table (if you are in Healesville and looking for classes or products, email me for Di's contact details).

Stampin Up Healesville

and Kathryn Ruddick who is from Croydon. Kathryn also has fabulous classes and events, so email me if you would like me to pass on her contact details.

Stampin Up Croydon

The BEST news is that if you can get to Perth, Brisbane or Sydney, there's still an opportunity to attend one of these awesome events this year! They are on in those cities on the following dates:

Perth - 25th August

Sydney - 10th November

Brisbane - 17th November

You need to be reistered by an existing demonstrator, but if you don't have a demonstrator, just send me an email and I will put you in touch with one who who love to take you along as a guest and keep you company on the day.

Chat again soon,

Claire

 

 

 


Update to the Retired List and Saying Goodbye to Stampin' Up! Upsy Daisy ....

Since the release of the Stampin' Up! Australian retired list yesterday, we already have some items which appear to have sold out. These are:

  • Peach Parfait Ink Refill
  • Concord Crush Ink Refill
  • Dotto refill
  • Crimper
  • More Mustard Marker

I wouldn't be at all surprised to see the other retiring In Colour reinkers and more markers being added to the list any day now. From 1st September, only selected colours of Stampin' Write Markers will be available to purchase individually. That's why we have so many of them on the retired list as they will no longer be available individually any more. If there are any colours you want to add to your supplies, now is the time to email me or call on 03 9735 2946 and I can put the order in straight away for you.

Order Selected New Cataogue Products NOW

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How would you like this arriving on your doorstep in a week (talking about the box ladies!) full of brand new yet to be released Stampin' Up! goodies?  I forgot to mention in yesterday's post, that if you join up to be a demonstrator in August, you are able to choose your starter kit items from the preorder list that is available for current demonstrators. You can order $235 worth for $169, which is a 28% discount. You also get a box of new catalogues for your friends and family. It's quick to join online too, and you get your demo number straight away so you will be able to view the whole catalogue on the demonstrator site. Email me or call me on 03 9735 2946 if you would like to find out more. This is a great deal!

Saying Goodbye to some Favourite Sets ...

 This time of year can be bittersweet. While we have some fantastic new sets coming, as Demonstrators we also have to say goodbye to some favourite sets for using in parties. It's a great time of year take a walk down memory lane. Here's some blasts from the past with one set I am really going to miss using in demonstrations, Upsy Daisy. As you can see it's a super versatile set. Don't miss out on adding it to your collection. Great for using with Stampin' Write Markers, and also emboss resist and as a silhouette. I am so going to miss it! Many of these samples also feature the Eyelet Border Punch which is also retiring, and the third one shows Butterfly Prints Stamp Set with the matching Butterfly Punch, both of which are retiring too.

 

Upsy Daisy stampin up

 

Upsy Daisy Stampin Up

 

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Upsy Daisy Stampin Up

 

Upsy Daisy stampin up

Goodbye Upsy Daisy!

I'll be back tomorrow with another goodbye. I might even slip in a few sneak peeks of new products along the way to mix it up a bit.

Have a great day,

Claire

Quick links:

Download the Retired Lists and Read all About Them

Join my team online today for just $169 and choose $235 of NEW catalogue products

Get the new 2012/13 Annual Catalogue and Holiday Seasonal Catalogue