I spent last Saturday at the SU Regional Training Session in Brisbane!  Now, I have never been to anything like this previously, mostly due to ill health & I will be the first to admit that I didn’t know how I would cope with the crowd, but I must say it was FANTASTIC!

I spent the day with Gwen Kris & a couple of their friends.  Even though we have a blog together – Sunny Challenges & Creations – I had never met Kris or Gwen in person & they are just has lovely via email as they are in person. 

A lovely day with lovely people!  Perfect!!!!!!

Over the next couple of days, I am going to share some swaps I received from other demonstrators who were in attendance including the swaps I made for the day.

First cab off the rank is this lovely gift from Kris & wouldn’t you know it – PINK!!!!!  My favourite colour along with White!!!!!!  This great little parcel had a bag of Allsorts of Chocolates in it – can’t show you those as I ate them on the day!  I LOVE chocolate! 

Then, to my surprise I found a lovely Bookmark
This lovely swap was from Tess – a Business Card Holder.  What a brillant idea. 
Tess created this holder using the beautiful Beau Chateau Fabric!  I have just realised that it is PINK too!!!!!  WOW!  Not only did she sew this but also included some great instructions on how to make one. Thanks Tess!
Inside –
Thanks again girls – they are beautiful ideas.
Tomorrow I will post a couple more, so be sure to pop back.
Until then, Enjoy!

Retiring List…

I’ve suddenly remembered that I hadn’t posted the Retirement List.  If you click on the picture on the RHS, you will be taken direct to the list!  There are some great bargins not to be missed!

This List ends 31st August 2011

Colour Renovation…

After extensive research including investigating colour trends in the fashion, home décor, and crafting industries, Stampin’ Up! is bringing a new world of colour to their Colour Renovation, beginning with the release of the new catalogue in September. This release will have a fresh, on-trend colour palette to work with!

The new colour palette is organized into 4 collections – Subtles, Brights, Regals, and Neutrals. We will have 25 of our current colours remaining and see past “IN” Colours returning as core colours. In addition, we will have 5 new core colours.

New “IN” Colour Programme
One part of the Colour Renovation means that we’re going to love is the new “IN” Colour programme! Each year 5 new “IN” Colours will be introduced and remain for 2 years! This means the 2010-2011 “IN” Colours will be introduced in September but won’t retire until 2012-2013 colours are introduced.
This year will only include 5 “IN” Colours, but after that, there will always be 10 “IN” Colours.
 Updates will be posted, once more information is provided. Please contact me if you have any more questions.

Big Shot is Here….

G’Day Stampers,

It is here AND it is available right now!

Yes, the “Big Shot” is now available…..

With the Big Shot comes the dies exclusive only to Stampin’ Up!® 
You are able to cut over 50 different material types, duplicate creative and intricate designs quickly and easily

These dies have be designed specially to coordinate with the current Stampin’ Up!® product lines, same as the great punches & stamps, as well as the Sizzix dies   

Check the new mini on the right side

Please email/contact me to learn more about this great product!

New Punch Design….

With the release of the new Mini, comes the release of a new punch design…..

Features include –
  • Low-profile, rectangular punch body allowing for easier stacking and storing
  • Lock shut for easier storage
  • Dual labels on top AND end allows for easy identification and selection when stored
  • Available in 3 sizes – Small, Medium and Extra-Large
  • Allow for large punched images and more intricate designs while providing greater ease of use
  • Extra-large punched images allow for 2-step designs like the Extra-Large 2-Step Bird punch in the new mini
  • Corner punches allow you to punch a corner design along the inside pages of a page, NOT just corners
  • Larger, whole-hand handle design provides better leverage for easier use
  • Available in exclusive Stampin’ Up! colour

 Contact me to find out more about our new punch designs

Clear Mount Rubber Stamps…

G’Day Stampers,
Only hours away now!  No more waiting!

Commencing with the new Mini Catalogue, Stampin’ Up! now offer repositionable, clear-mount rubber stamps as well as the award-winning wod-mount rubber stamps!

These new clear-mount stamps are designed to maintain the unbeatable image quality you love about traditional Stampin’ Up! stamps, while at the same time offering the flexibility, ease of use, and storability inherent in repositionable rubber stamps.

The features include –

  • 9 different sizes of clear blocks – available individually or as a DISCOUNTABLE bundle
  • Blocks have ergonomic grooves on all 4 sides for easy grip and traditional wood-mount feel
  • Stamps and blocks are durable and easy to clean with our Stampin’ Scrub and Stampin’ Mist
  • Optional image labels on stamp backs let you decide if you want to see your image through the block
  • Tight die-cutting for easy image positioningLarge clear blocks may be used to create collages or spell words with alphabet sets
  • Stamps store easily in standard DVD-type cases with artwork on front and spine, making organisation easy

Contact me to learn more about this clear new option!


Haitian Disaster Relief

On 12 January, 2010 a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti, leaving in its wake devastation so overwhelming that the Haitian people and their leaders can only look for help from the outside to cope. In the past, when terrorists attacked the Twin Towers, when a tsunami struck Indonesia, when a hurricane destroyed New Orleans, and when wildfires ravaged Australia, Stampin’ Up! demonstrators stepped forward and showed their commitment to making a difference in the lives of others.
This time is no different.

From now until 28 February, 2010, you can partner with Stampin’ Up! to make a difference in the lives of those who continue to suffer from the effects of this devastating earthquake.

Stampin’ Up! will set aside $2 from the sale of every I {Heart} Hearts stamp set and donate that money to the American Red Cross’ Haiti Relief and Development Fund. The Red Cross is already well-established in Haiti, and this money will be used to provide immediate relief and long-term support through supplies, technical assistance and other support to help those in need.

I {Heart} Hearts   –  117715   –  $42.95 AUD/$49.95 NZD

Talk to ME to order your I {Heart} Hearts stamp set. 
Act today, and start making a difference!
Take Care