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Stampin' Up! Six Sided Sampler and Hexagon Punch - Save 15%

Hexagons are huge right now, and Stampin' Up! has a great Hexagon Punch with a matching stamp set called Six Sided Sampler. It's super easy to create quick and happy cards like this one.

stampin up hexagon punch six sided sampler
I have used the punch with the Gingham Garden DSP, and two of the stamped images from Six Sided Sampler. My base card is Daffodil Delight.

Would you like to save 15% of these two products? You can buy them as a bundle and save 15%. 

Hexagon punch stampin up

View the clear mount Six Sided Sampler Stamp Set and Hexagon Punch in the online store

View the wood mount Six Sided Sampler Stamp Set and Hexagon Punch in the online store

Hope you enjoyed today's hexagon card,


Stampin' Up! Grand Vacation Utah 2013: The thing that surprised me the most!

When I earnt the Grand Vacation to Utah, I was excited mostly about the fabulous opportunity to visit the Stampin' Up! Home Office and manufacturing facility, and of course to catch up with fellow demonstrators and the Stampin' Up! team. What took me by surprise was how much I totally and utterly fell in love with the Utah scenery.

It started pretty much as soon as I stepped out of the hotel early on our first day to go for a walk around Salt Lake City. Even though I was looking across power lines, there was something magical about those mountains in the distance.

wasatch mountains utah

Salt Lake City itself is a beautiful city. Lots of lovely buildings, and lots of antique lamps and clocks and lovely big pots and baskets of flowers. It felt safe to be walking around and the people I did see were very friendly. I even saw some US demos leaving the hotel to fly home after convention, and introduced myself on the steps!

Salt Palace Salt Lake City Utah
salt lake city utah
salt lake city utah
That afternoon, we were transported up to our accommodation for the Grand Vacation, the St Regis Hotel in Deer Valley, near Park City. This was about a 45 minute drive up the mountains (we organised a private transfer and were super happy with the service we received from Peak Transportation).

The St Regis sits upon a mountain. This photo is a bit blurry but you get the idea!

st regis hotel deer valley utah

I will post more about this fabulous hotel later, but this was the view from our room balcony,

st regis deer valley
and this was the view that greeted us as whenever we were driven from the hotel into Park City.

Park City Utah
We also saw some amazing scenery when we visited the Stampin' Up! manufacturing facility in Kanab. We left Deer Valley on coaches about 6am and travelled to Salt Lake City airport. The sun starting to show behind the mountains as we were en route to Salt Lake City was beautiful.

salt lake city

We flew by a chartered Delta flight on a Boeing 757 to St George airport. the plane was the largest passenger plane to ever land at St George airport and the media were there. You can read all about it here. On the way, we got to see some amazing scenery out the plane window as we flew over Zion National Park.


There was more beautiful scenery to see on the way to Kanab and back in the coaches (when we weren't playing Stampin' Up! Bingo!).

utah scenery
The Stampin' Up! manufacturing facility itself is set against a beautiful colourful backdrop. I will write more about the visit to Kanab in another post.

stampin up kanab
The other place we saw some amazing scenery was on our alpine slide ride at the Park City Mountain Resort. This is a 3000ft slide down the side of a mountain. the slide is a bit more of a relaxing ride than the Coaster (which hubby went on!). You go up in the chairlift and the views on the way up and at the top are stunning.

park city mountain resort

Here's a picture of a portion of the mountain slide,

alpine slide park city

and the view from the starting blocks:

alpine coaster

and here's the Alpine Coaster.

alpine coaster

I hope that has given you a little taste of the beautiful scenery in Utah. My husband and I have decided we would love to go back in winter to see the peaks covered in snow (and my husband is keen to Ski!).

Back again tomorrow with another creative post,





Holiday Catalogue Sneak Peek: Perfectly You

We had a fun afternoon of make and takes when we visited the Stampin' Up! Home Office. With the new Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue commencing on 1st September (email me if you would like a copy mailed out) we got to play with a new stamp set called Perfectly You. This is a great little set which coordinates with the Hearts a Flutter Framelits. You could earn this set for free on your hostess month by joining one of my stamp at home virtual stamp clubs :). We did four make and takes with this set and i will show you these over the coming couple of weeks.

stampin up perfectly you valentines card
This card is actually a card within an outer sleeve. It's made from the pre-scored notecards (love how much thicker the new ones are - check them out in the online store here). Here's what happens when you pull the card out from the sleeve:

stampin up perfectly you valentines card
You'll spy another couple of new products from the Holiday Catalogue here too! It's full of lovely new products and you will definitely be wanting to get your hands on a copy.

August Special

Just a reminder about this months great special: Buy 3 Designer Series Paper packs (12 12x12 double sided sheets in each pack), get one free (does not include paper stacks or specialty DSP).

stampin up specials august australia
We have so many gorgeous Designer Series Paper packs to choose from. Check them all out here in the DSP section of my online store.

Want to get Hostess Sets? Sign up for my Virtual Stamp Club.

I have a new stamp club starting in early September and there are still places available. My stamp club is perfect for those who would like to place regular orders and be rewarded with free product (including being able to get hostess sets) and free project inspiration (you get consumable materials and instructions for 3 projects a month - 18 projects all up!). Commitment is just $50 a month for 6 months (September to March with no club in January). Read all about it or sign up on my club page here.

Hope you enjoyed todays sneak peek. See you back here again tomorrow,




The Stampin' Up! Grand Vacation Utah 2013: The Legacy Room

The legacy room at our visit to the Stampin' Up! Home Office, deserved a post all by itself! This is a beautiful room near the front entrance which showcases the history and philosophy of Stampin' Up! as well as showing people what the company is all about.

I just LOVED the gorgeous displays in here. When you first walk in there is framed information about the history of the company and the Statement of the Heart:

stampin up home office legacy room

stampin up home office legacy room

Then we get to the displays. WOW.  The Christmas display was amazing, with so many fabulous papercraft ideas for cards, decorations and gift packaging.

stampin up christmas decorations

stampin up christmas decorations

stampin up home office legacy room

stampin up christmas cards
There was a beautiful girls room, showing how our products can be incorporated into home decor.

stampin up home decor legacy room

stampin up legacy room home office home decor

stampin up home office legacy room

I loved these shelves and their display frames.

stampin up home office legacy room
Super cute chalkboard art in beautiful vintage white frames. Looks amazing!

stampin up home office legacy room chalkboard art

stampin up chalkboard art

There was lots of use of colour which was bright and happy.

stampin up home office legacy room

stampin up home office legacy room

A cute little papercrafting desk,

stampin up home office legacy room
and beautiful vintage inspired displays which were my favourite.

stampin up home office legacy room

stampin up home office legacy room

stampin up home office legacy room

Finally, there was this beautiful framed message as you left the room.

stampin up home office legacy room
I was so grateful to have had the opportunity to immerse myself in the beauty of the legacy room. It was amazing and you can't not feel even more connected to the philosophy of the company after the experience. I have worked in many companies prior to representing Stampin' Up!, including many health promoting organisations. I can honestly say I have never met a company who 'walks the talk' when it comes to their company philosophy as Stampin' Up! does. My husband expressed that to me after this trip as well.

I hope you enjoyed this virtual tour. I'll see you back here tomorrow with another creative post.


Stampin' Up! Stamp Clubs by Mail from Anywhere in Australia!

I'm taking names for my next by mail Hostess Club which starts in early September, so if you want to be thoroughly spoilt, get your name down!

This club will go from September to early December, and then February and March (we'll miss January as many people are away that month). The new Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue starts sales on 1st September, so there will be lots of new products too.

Hostess clubs are an awesome way to get spoilt without physically having to attend any events. You get free product samples, a minimum of $50 free product of your choice (and you get to choose hostess sets too!) s well as18 free projects (you get sent all the DSP, cardstock and embellishments and project instructions are emailed). Commitment is just $50 a month plus postage for 6 months.

Read all about the Hostess Clubs here, and email me to get your name down for one of the spots. Here's just one one of the projects club participants made recently.

Stampin Up Mosaic Qatrafancy
Have a fabulous week and see you again soon!