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So much still to do before Christmas, so what's a girl to do but stamp! I am ready to move on from Christmas cards now, so am looking forward to getting stuck into the new Stampin' Up! Saleabration and Summer Mini catalogue sets. I am aiming to post lots of samples for you over the next couple of weeks.

This set from the Stampin' Up! Summer Mini Catalogue is called Long Time Friend and it's perfect for watercolouring! I am a sucker for anything to do with nature and gardens. I asked Kerri to send me a couple of stamped images of this set after I had seen her cards. I have decided I love it and it's now high on my wish list! The background cardstock is Elegant Eggplant and Perfect Plum, and I have used the Floral Background Stamp under the image. The contrast cardstock is Mellow Moss. I have coloured the image using a combination of the watercolour pencils and crayons.


This cute set is called Merci and you can get it for FREE! It's one of the four sets available exclusively during Saleabration, the annual promotion Stampin Up runs in January and February each year. All you need to do is spend $100 and you can choose one of 4 free stamp sets! There is no limit to the number you can choose (ie spend $300, choose 3 sets etc). These sets are all exclusive to this promotion and won't be available after the end of February. You can also earn yourself a set by hosting a party in your home (or a catalogue party) and reaching a $600 total. If you haven't already been sent a Saleabration brochure showing these great sets, email me today and I will send one out.


January is also a great month to join stamping up as a demonstrator. Stampin' Up! is giving an extra stamp set worth $79.95 in all the starter kits during January and February and if you use the coupon in this months (issue 49) Scrapbook Creations Magazine, you can also get 10% off the starter kit. Email me today and I'll send you the new demo information pack. I can also help you complete your forms, choose your stamps and get on your way to a great start with Stampin' Up!

In the busy lead up to Christmas, I hope we can all stop and spare a thought for those going through difficult times at the moment. I have been reminded of this several times over the last few weeks, and I am constantly amazed by the way these people are accepting of where things are at for them at the moment and adjust their lives accordingly. My sister and her family and Daniels partner Jayme are amazing in their unconditional love and support for my nephew Daniel; a friend who has a son with a life threatening illness who is balancing his need for a short stay in hospital with her youngest son's need for sleep school at this busy time because she knows that's what her family needs; another of our scrapbook community has just started chemotherapy. I will be thinking of these people over Christmas and others who need some TLC. I hope you can too. 

Back soon, until then stay merry xx


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