As some of you have noticed, it's been a while since I have posted here. There hasn't been anything big happen (well other than a pandemic :(); I was just feeling worn out at the end of 2021 (as I am sure we all were) and really needed to slow down to recharge. I'll slowly be working my way into posting a bit more often in the coming weeks and back posting a bit more regularly when school is back. I do intend for 2022 to be a slower year for me though, with more me time, family time and time for self-care. I was definitely feeling a bit depleted mentally and physically at the end of last year and self-care is so important, especially now. You can count on me still to be here creating and posting in some capacity though. My motto for 2022 is "less but better".
Three exciting things are happening today, so I wanted to tell you all about them!
The first is that today is my 15th Anniversary as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator! What a privilege it has been to inspire you and create for you over that time, and to make so many amazing friendships with customers, team members, fellow demonstrators and Stampin' Up! staff globally. My life has been enriched by Stampin' Up! in many ways. Here's to many more of sharing the joy of living a creative life!
One slight downer is that global shipping is terrible right now, and retailers everywhere are being impacted with delays. There are a few items (7 out of the 56 stamp sets and 1 paper pack) that we are still waiting on so they are showing as unavailable in the store. This also impacts the bundles these products are in. Everything else is available though and I will update you as soon as these items arrive in.
The third is that Saleabration starts today and goes through until the end of February. You can earn free products with shopping and there is a great joining deal where you get an extra 2 free stamp sets of YOUR choice, in addition to the already great value starter kit. Read all about Saleabration HERE and see the products on offer.
Unfortunately global shipping delays have impacted the delivery of some of the Saleabration items too. You can see which ones are currently available HERE and HERE. I will update you as soon as I have any more news. It shouldn't be too long.
Hi friends. I'm back with some more Christmas creations for you today, for week 7 of Heart of Christmas. I hope we are inspiring you with ideas for your 2021 Christmas cards. Today I am featuring one of our Saleabration items which you can earn for FREE with a $90 order up until September 30th. It's called Be Dazzling Specialty Paper, and we all need a bit of dazzle in our lives right now don't we?
You get eight 6x6" sheets in the pack and it can be die cut, punched and coloured as well.
Here is my first card this week, a sparkly Christmas tree.
For my first card I have used the Christmas Tree Dies (in the Whimsy and Wonder Suite, page 25 of the Stampin Up Australia July to December Mini Catalogue) to cut a base tree in Evening Evergreen and then the garland from the Be Dazzling Specialty Paper. This paper cuts fine in the Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine, but I recommend a firm sandwich and a couple of runs through the machine. The little star was cut from a retired punch in my stash. I have used Holiday Rhinestone Jewels to decorate the garland, and my DSP is Tidings of Christmas from the Annual Catalogue. The scalloped piece is cut from the Scalloped Contours Dies (in the Annual catalogue). My sentiment is from the Sparkle of the Season stamp set in the July to December Mini Catalogue.
For my second card, I used the Sparkle of the Season bundle.
My base card is Soft Succulent and I have used the Tidings of Christmas DSP for my two DSP layers. I cut the wreath from the Seasonal Swirls Dies and then coloured it with my light Soft Succulent Stampin' Blends to tone it in with the DSP. I have added some Holiday Rhinestones to the wreath, and my sentiment is from the Sparkle of the Season stamp set.
Now lets see what other members of the Art with Heart Team have been creating for Heart of Christmas. Next up we have the lovely Catherine Proctor.
If you get lost anywhere along the way, just head back to Sharon's blog as she has a list of participants there.
New Team Members Needed
We are looking for new crafty team members to join the Art with Heart Team from right around Australia. Perhaps you just want to join for yourself to have fun with our lovely team community, be a Stampin' Up! insider and get the great discount. Or perhaps you would like to have your own family friendly home based business to run some craft classes or sell using your company maintained online store. Either way there is an AWESOME joining deal on at the moment where you can choose a free extra bundle. This means you pay just $169, to get up to $339 worth of product PLUS you get free postage on this. This deal is only on until September 30th so contact me today. I have team members right around Australia who would be happy to mentor you more locally as well, if that's what you prefer.
Thanks for following our blog hop today. I hope you have a great week and stay positive and well.
Today I have a shaker card idea for you using the lovely new Classic Cloche bundle in the Stampin Up Australia July to December Mini Catalogue.
I'm totally in love with these cute little Cloche Shaker Domes and the Subtle Shimmer Sequins are great to pop inside for the shaker bits. I have used a piece of the Peaceful Place DSP adhered to a Red Foil Sheet as my top layer. I have coloured the image with Stampin' Blends (light Old Olive, light Poppy Parade and light and dark Gray Granite). The greeting is from the stamp set too, and this is stamped in Old Olive onto a strip of Basic White, and I have used the Label Pick a Punch to make the fancy ends. How beautiful is the Cherry Cobbler and Gold ribbon? Such an awesome ribbon for Christmas.
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So many gorgeous things in the new July to December Mini Catalogue, and you can find all of them in my online store NOW. You can also gets FREE products when you place orders of $90 or $180 while Saleabration is on until September 30th. Read all about Saleabration HERE.
There's also a fabulous joining offer on (and it's fine to join just for yourself) where you get to choose a free bundle from a selection of 12. The value of the bundles is up to $104, which means you end up getting up to $339 worth of product for just $169, plus you get free postage. Click the HERE or the button below for more information on this fabulous deal.
When you shop online with me in Australia, and use the monthly Host Code, you also qualify for a thank you gift mid-month after your purchase. My customers love getting these little gifts in the mail. Click the button below to go to my online store (individual products are linked direct throughout the post, and in the links at the end of the post). This month's host code is also listed below. If this isn't the current month (because you are reading the post at a later date), this month's code is in the right hand column or HERE. You can read about three ways to shop with with me, and all the benefits my VIP customers get HERE.
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Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great weekend and and I will see you again later in the week.
Here's a quick run down of what's happening with Stampin' Up! specials and new releases in Australia in February.
First, here's the specials I have happening this month:
1. Get a free 6 card kit when you purchase the Art Gallery bundle and Fine Art Floral DSP anytime during before February 28th.
The offer is available for Australia residents. When you purchase the Art Gallery Bundle and Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper (both are part of the Fine Art Floral Suite) from me between January 5th and February 28th, I will send you a FREE cardmaking kit including instructions and the remaining cardstock, embellishments and ribbon for 6 cards you can make at home.
Here's a look at the two products you will need to purchase (postage on these two will be $5.95 direct from Stampin' Up! to you and you will also earn a free level 1 Saleabration choice.
This is an exclusive offer only available from me, not other demonstrators, and is open to Australian residents. The cards were all designed by me and I love them! There are 2 cards each of 3 designs including a fun fold and slimline card.
Check out this short video which shows you the products and cards.
2. Free Gift when you use the monthly Host Code
If you choose to place your orders in my online store, you can also qualify for a small gift by using the monthly host code if your order total is $50 or more. Your order will be delivered like normal (see below for how to order), and the month after your order (usually around mid month), you will receive a free gift in the mail from me as a thank you. My customers love getting their little surprises in the mail, and I love giving them.
The following specials are offered by Stampin' Up! in February.
3. Saleabration is on (only until February 28th) and you can earn FREE stamps and paper packs.
Earn free stamp sets and paper packs with orders, plus an exclusive stamp set for workshop hosts or large combined or individual orders. Get all the details / download the catalogue and see the items to earn for free HERE.
There's also a bonus for joining Stampin' Up! during Saleabration. Get the details HERE.
4. Hey Chick Promotion
If you love the Hey Chick stamp set in the January to June Mini Catalogue, you will love the Hey Chick promotion. Commencing February 2nd through to the end of June, there are coordinating dies available for this stamp set. We have also bought back the original Hey Chick stamp set (from Saleabration 2017) and there are dies available for that as well.
See all the Hey Chick products HERE in my online store.
5. Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack
You can find a bargain in the clearance rack 24/7 and all year! The clearance rack has new condition Stampin' Up! products that have retired from catalogues. This includs dies, papers, embellishments, kits, punches and more. There are deep discounts of up to 60%
Finally, our biggest value promotion of all is to join in the fun of becoming a demonstrator, even just for yourself. Whether you join for the great discount, the amazing community, the opportunity to learn and network with demonstrators globally, or to have a family friendly home based business; you will have a great time as part of my large team right around Australia. We are a very chatty, active, friendly and supportive group and we welcome anyone who loves Stampin' Up! My team has been built over the last 14 years and it's a huge part of my enjoyment of being a demonstrator.
Anytime is a great time to join, but until the end of February you will also get a joining bonus of 200 sheets of 6x6" DSP in 45 different Stampin' Up! colours.