Stampin' Up! Picture Perfect Party 6x6" paper pack meets Party Pandas stamp set

There are some beautiful bright happy paper packs in the Stampin' Up! 2018 Occasions Catalogue, but I think this Picture Perfect Party 6x6" pack of 48 sheets might be my favourite. There are 12 great 6x6" double sided designs, one side photo-realistic designs (doughnuts anyone?) and the other side more bright coordinating patterns. As with all our papers, they coordinate perfectly with our ink and cardstock. Each paper pack has the coordinating colours on the back wrapper (and it's also listed in the catalogue). 

The coordinating colours for the Picture Perfect Party DSP are: Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Peekaboo Peach, Pool Party and Whisper White.

Picture Perfect Party DSP

I've used the paper in the bottom row, third from left in this card, as well as two of this years free Saleabration items, Party Pandas stamp set, and Celebrate You thinlits.

Party Pandas and Picture Perfect Party DSP card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia. #stampinupaustralia, #stampinupdemo #stampinupdemonstrator #saleabration2018 #occasions2018 #stampinupcards #stampinupcards2018

My coordinating cardstock is Pool Party, and my embellishments the silver trim Berry Burst ribbon from the Occasions Catalogue (so yummmyyy). I've also added in some of the Tutti Frutti adhesive backed sequins, and a die cut word from the Celebrate You thinlits. There's also a few bits of the Silver Bakers Twine tied around the knot in the ribbon.

For the Party Pandas, I have stamped in Memento Black, and then coloured in parts of the hat in Dark Pink Pirouette and Light Pool Party. I also water-coloured the bodies a little with Smokey Slate (making sure not to go too close to the stamped image or it would have smudged).

Party Pandas and Picture Perfect Party DSP card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia. #stampinupaustralia, #stampinupdemo #stampinupdemonstrator #saleabration2018 #occasions2018 #stampinupcards #stampinupcards2018

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Claire

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Stampin' Up! Party Pandas stamp set and Celebrate You Thinlits for Saleabration 2018 - Earn them FREE

Today I have a super fun card to show you using two products from the Saleabration 2018 catalogue. You can earn both the Party Panda stamp set and Celebrate You Thinlits die for FREE during Saleabration (along with lots of other choices). Read how HERE.

Stampin Up Party Panda card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia. #saleabration2018 #partypandas #stampinup #stampinupaustralia #celebrateyouthinlits #petalpairembossingfolder

Isn't the panda the cutest? For the panda body, I added a teeny bot of colour with an aqua-painter picking up some of the ink inside the lid of my Smokey Slate ink pad. I then coloured parts of the party hat with the Calypso Coral Stampin' Blends marker. I then cut this shape out with my 2" circle punch.

Stampin Up Party Panda card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia. #saleabration2018 #partypandas #stampinup #stampinupaustralia #celebrateyouthinlits #petalpairembossingfolder

My main card base is Bermuda Bay, and I have used one of the Petal Pair Embossing Folders (I used the other one in the set in my last blog post). I really like tis one as it kind of looks like the panda is up a tree! To get the window, I cut a 1 and 3/4" circle in the top half of the card, towards the left side. I positioned the panda piece beneath this window and adhered with snail adhesive.

To make the window border, I cut a circle from a scrap of Lemon Lime Twist cardstock, and then used the Starburst punch around the outside (it's much easier to get it the right shape if you cut the inside circle first like this). I then adhered this around the outside of the circle.

To finish the card, I added the word from the Celebrate You Thinlits (earn them as a level 2 choice during Saleabration), and some adhesive rhinestones. A pretty simple card, but I like how it turned out.

You can view all the products I have used at the end of the post. Use these links to shop, check out the great deals during Saleabration. Don't forget to subscribe to never miss a thing from me.

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Have a great day and I'll see you back here again tomorrow.

Claire

 

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Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza Sale 20-27th November while stocks last!

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Online Extravaganze Sale is NOW LIVE - don't miss out! VIEW AND SHOP IN MY ONLINE STORE HERE.

Don't forget the November Hostess Code: UJ4GZN4V

 

The sale is in 2 parts:

  • November 20th only: 20% off selected stamp sets
  • November 20th - 26th: 10-40% off a range of products including some bug ticket items like punches and framelits!

 

If you would prefer a PDF list (which doesn't have pictures, but has page numbers), you can download that here:  Download Online Extravaganza Sale List Claire Daly

Don't forget to use the November Hostess Code when you shop online and you will receive a gift in the mail in mid December :)

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Here's a look at the stamp sets which will be on sale for JUST November 20th starting at 12.01am AEDT and ending at 11.59pm or until sold out.


My Mum's Stampin' Up! Birthday Card.

Special Mum = special birthday card! It's fun to go all out on a special card sometimes, and my Mum definitely deserves that!

Stampin Up Flourish Thinlits Birthday card using Rose Wonder stamp sets and Falling In Love deisgner paper. Occasions 2017 Catalogue. Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I went for the pretty colours of Sahara Sand and Blushing Bride with a touch of gold. The background paper is from the Falling in Love DSP pack (links to all products at the end of the post) and it's on a base card of Sahara Sand. There's also a little of an a coordinating sheet of paper behind the lace doily.

Stampin Up Flourish Thinlits Birthday card using Rose Wonder stamp sets and Falling In Love deisgner paper. Occasions 2017 Catalogue. Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I have cut the floral die cut from Blushing Bride cardstock using the Flourish Thinlits and my BigShot. The gold embossed greeting is from Rose Wonder stamp set. A few coordinating embellishments finish off the card.

Stampin Up Flourish Thinlits Birthday card using Rose Wonder stamp sets and Falling In Love deisgner paper. Occasions 2017 Catalogue. Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Got a Big Stampin' Up! Wish List?

Why not take advantage of the awesome Starter Kit deal on at the moment until March 31st (only 23 days left)? You can join just for yourself as a hobby - no parties, no obligations, just lots of products and fun! For just $169, you can get:

  • $235 of anything you like in either catalogue
  • 2 extra free stamp sets up which can add up to $179 to the value of your kit
  • FREE postage
  • FREE catalogues (8 Annual, 8 Occasions)
  • Me and my fabulous team to support, guide and inspire you. 

Find out all the information you need HERE or contact me for an obligation free chat or to have any questions answered by completing this form.

 

Have a great day. See you back here again tomorrow,

Claire

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Five Ways Stay at Home Mums can build their business skills and earn and income from a low outlay online home based business.

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First, let me tell you my story ....

This is me, in 2006, with my two beautiful children.

They had both taken a while to conceive (the first over 3 years), which to me gave me a feeling of wanting to hold on tighter (although I now know every parent holds on that tight). Up until having children my employment had been a big part of my life. I had worked in state Health Departments in both practitioner and management positions in nutrition and health promotion, as well as in the Anti Cancer Council and Heart Foundation.  I loved those jobs, worked hard and had developed great skills in many areas. But then came children.

I am sure that every Mum (and probably many Dad's) have that feeling that nothing else matters once their children come along. That deep feeling of wanting to be there to help them grow and develop  and navigate their way in their early years before they start school. I just don't think I was prepared for the depth and strength of those feelings.

We don't all have the luxury of being able to manage on one income (my family certainly didn't), so it can be a real dilemma about what to do with work. I tried to go back to work part time. Work at that stage was my own private practice as a Dietitian. I could set my own hours as I owned the practice, but it also meant hiring more staff which meant more work behind the scenes. It also meant leaving the home, which meant juggling child-care (and a few arguments with my husband about who's work was more important when one of my children were unwell and couldn't go to childcare - I am sure many can relate).

In late 2006, my world came crashing down when my brother died suddenly. The grief exacerbated my working mum's exhaustion and I just wanted to hold on even closer to my children, having lost a family member who I adored and had grown up with. I needed a break from my practice, and decided to take one years leave to have some time at home with my children just enjoying them and life. Scrapbooking was a really important part of my relaxation and therapy at this time. I had started scrapbooking in 2002 when my first child was 6 months old. I loved it, but during the time after my brothers death it was even more important to me. I journaled about my children, my brother and how much I missed him and also about my life (so it was written down for my own children). This time was so healing for me.

It didn't take long for my entrepreneurial streak to raise it's head again though. I had enjoyed using stamps in my scrapbooking, and one day came across an advertisement for Stampin' Up! in Creating Keepsakes magazine. It had only been in Australia about 6 months and I loved the products, so bought the kit to save some money on some stamps. 

That was 10 years, 2 months and 3 days ago.

I didn't really intend for any of this to happen, but in that time I have built a thriving business entirely from home, which exceeds the income I was earning in healthcare. It's not the money though. It is HOW I have been able to do that which has been the greatest gift to my family. It just suited us so perfectly (no more child care arguments) and most of all. met my needs to have something for myself and to to be continually learning new things and building on my business and employment related skills. 

All for the price of my Stampin' Up! Starter kit (which at $329 back then was more expensive than it is now at just $169).

If you and your family are looking for a way to add a second income, DON'T dismiss direct sales, and Stampin' Up! You honestly can have this for your family if you are prepared to do the work around your children's needs. The cool thing is that it can also grow in size as your children become more independent.

Work from home for just $169 outlay

So here are my 5 ways Stay at Home Mums can build their business skills and income with a low outlay online business.

One

First you need to purchase our Starter Kit, which is just $169. That will give you products to play with, but also importantly you get Catalogues of our gorgeous coordinated quality stamps and papercraft supplies. People LOVE these products, I remember people telling me in the early stages of my business that these products sold themselves. They DO! This is all the very basics you need to get started. If you are building a business, I recommend you get your Starter Kit from a demonstrator who has done what you are wanting to, especially when it comes to building the business around a family. That's so important as there is no point trying to duplicate something that someone has done who doesn't have that need, or is working 7 days a week day and night. I can help you of course, and you can read all the reasons why HERE. Importantly you DON'T need to be an expert papercrafter! I had never made a card when I started, and it's more about having a can do attitude and being prepared to work that will make you successful.

Two

Because you want to work from home (or maybe supplement another full time job) I strongly recommend our company maintained online store (yes company maintained!). You get your very own Online Stampin' Up! store (see mine HERE) where people can go to to place an order with you. When you first join, you get this free for 2 months. After that it's just $19.95 a month. That's basically the commission on one average order, so it easily pays for itself. You can be doing the school run, doing reading in class, shopping for groceries and your customers can still be placing orders in your online store.

Three

You will develop great skills in Social Media. or build on ones you already have (hey - who doesn't already have Pinterest or Instagram browsing or chatting on Facebook skills?). What we do is so beautifully visual (and if you don't create your own projects to start with, the company gives you LOTS of fabulous images you can use in social media through their great Demonstrator website). People are really int DIY these days and want to see beautifully visual creations. So while the children are having a nap, or the kids are at school, you can be sharing images of our beautiful products and creations on Social Media, and answering questions or chatting to customers. We provide training in setting up your pages, and my team even has a dedicated Blog and Social Media help forum, as well as ongoing training and social media tips. I had no skills in social media before I started. Now I have a Facebook Business Page, Pinterest and Instagram. You don't have to worry about any of that spammy stuff - I mentor my team members to act respectfully on social media.

Four

You will develop great skills in online selling and the internet sales cycle. Internet selling is my thing (I am one of the biggest Australian online sellers with Stampin' Up! and was blogging even before I started with the company). I do team training on blogging and selling online, and we also have a dedicated Blog and Social Media support blog. So on the days you aren't working on social media, you might find yourself writing a blog post and tweaking it with some tips I give you. I have been known to write blog posts and social media posts in the car waiting for school pick up. Our mobile devices make running an online business so easy.

Five

You will also develop great skills in business management and planning for success. I've learned a lot about direct sales in the 10 years I have been with this company and my biggest goal in my business is to pass that onto my team members so you can duplicate that success. That is what direct sales is all about, helping people to do what you do with selling quality products. You can practice goal setting and planning and tracking your success - all valuable skills to develop. You can choose how little or how much training and practice you want in this area. I offer weekly newsletters, 2-3 training events a month and 1 on 1 coaching calls, so you choose a little or a lot!

 

Honestly, that's all you need to get started on your journey with me - $169. There is so much I haven't even touched on in terms of the skills you can use and develop, and the ways that you and your family will benefit. I just wanted to touch on the basics here though, so you can take on more as your business grows and or your children become more independent.

Want extra value? There is up to $179 extra value in the starter kit for MARCH ONLY. You could end up with up to $414 worth of product in your Starter Kit, and I can help you choose. You need to sign on by March 31st for that deal though.

As my experience has shown, this isn't just something fun to do for a while. This can be something GREAT for your family. Extra income, a bit of pocket money for a retiree, a family holiday. Imagine the possibilities.

Ready to have an obligation free chat? I promise I won't share your details with anyone else.

Just submit this form with your details and I'll give you a call. You can also email (cdaly@bigpond.net.au) or text me (041 212 0498).

 

Don't need a chat and ready to just jump in? It's quick and easy to join online!  

Here are the steps:

  1. go to my online join up page (CLICK HERE)
  2. read through the demonstrator and online agreement and check the box to acknowledge
  3. choose your starter kit and then choose products up to the value of your kit which is $235  (you cant go over, it has to be up to so it's a good idea to make some notes of what you want first and work out the totals. I'm happy to help with ideas.). 
  4. During Saleabration (4th Jan to 31st March you also get to add 2 FREE stamp sets of your choice which adds up to $179 value to your kit!)
  5. fill in your personal details and pay the $169 for your starter kit by credit card.

You will then get your demonstrator number and invitation to join Stamping Connections, the online demonstrator community. I'll personally send you the details about how to get onto our team groups.