Friday, 31 May 2019

HUGS FROM SHELLI PAPER PUMPKIN KIT

Here in Australia we had only every been envious of those in North America being able to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin.

It seemed ideal for the novice stamper, a great learning tool, so when we were lucky enough to get to get our hands on one, I have to say at first I was a little disappointed.

I had hoped that it would be something you could give as a gift to someone with no craft experience, but who could follow basic instructions. To start with, no basic instructions and then the sentiments aren't something that a first time stamper may want, whatever happened to a Happy Birthday?.

I have a few customers who have purchased the kit, all are relatively new with limited  supplies, so my initial plan was to make up a set of the cards using only the supplies in the kit to give them a few ideas and options.









But the more I looked at it and thought, the more options I could see to incorporate their limited supplies and come up with many more designs, actually we are having a class doing just that. That will be in a future blog.  So again, I have had a complete change of heart because even though I still believe it's not 100% suitable to just give a first timer as a gift, there's more than enough there to whet the appetite of new stampers.

I really hope that this is the start of things to come here in Australia.

Talk soon

Sue x



 

ONLY A FEW DAYS LEFT TO WAIT FOR THE 2019/20 CATALOGUE HAVE YOU CONSIDERED BEING PART OF A PAPER SHARE OF ALL THE NEW DESIGNER SERIES PAPERS. they are gorgeous If you live anywhere in Australia and would like to join me in this Paper Share, I will order all the papers from the latest Stampin’ Up Catalogue, chop it, label it and then forward your share on to you. Apart from one, all the shares I am offering will be equally divided into four, I will explain the odd one shortly. Different things suit different people so I am offering a few options. OPTION 1. ONE QUARTER SHARE OF EACH OF THE PACKS: 162 PIECES OF 6 X 6 DSP COST PER SHARE $72.00 PLUS POSTAGE OF $11.55 OPTION 2. ONE THIRD SHARE OF EACH OF THE DESIGNER SERIES PAPERS ONLY: FOR THOSE WHO WANT A WIDER PIECE OF DSP. (THIS WILL PROVIDE 3 CARD FRONTS) 108 PIECES OF 4 X 12 DSP COST PER SHARE $61.00 PLUS POSTAGE OF $11.55 OPTION 3. ONE QUARTER SHARE OF EACH OF THE SPECIALTY DESIGNER SERIES PAPERS ONLY (FOIL NOT INCLUDED) 48 PIECES OF 6 X 6 DSP COST PER SHARE $19.00 PLUS POSTAGE OF $8.55 OPTION 4. ONE QUARTER SHARE OF EACH OF ALL FOILS (NOBLE PEACOCK, BLACK, CHAMPAGNE, COPPER,GOLD & SILVER 13 PIECES OF 6 X 12 FOIL COST PER SHARE $16.00 PLUS POSTAGE OF $8.55 OPTION 5 ONE QUARTER SHARE OF 2019-2021, A4 CARDSTOCK AND DESIGNER SERIES PAPERS 5 PIECES OF A4 CARDSTOCK 10 PIECES 6 X6 DSP COST PER SHARE $9.50 PLUS POSTAGE OF $8.55 Hopefully there is something here for everyone, we all know they quality of these products is second to none. Obviously we can only go ahead with these if the shares are filled. Now what happens if you want to participate. 1. Register your interest before Thursday 30th May, 2019 by emailing me at sueallensimplycraft@bigpond.com 2. If the share is going ahead I will email you an invoice for payment (I accept PayPal or Direct Deposit. 3. I will place the order on the 4th June, 2019 when the catalogue goes live. 4. I should receive the order with a few days, though I can imagine the warehouse is going to be very busy that week. 5. Once I have it, I will chop it, label it, pack it safely and mail it. I will be using prepaid satchels so will email you your tracking number. If you have any queries please contact me via my email address and I will get back to you ASAP Also, if you would like a copy of the new catalogue, please email me your details and I will send one out to you

Sue Allen Independent Stampin'up Demonstrator http://bit.ly/2CrcjPk

Monday, 20 May 2019

STAMPIN' UP! 2019-2020 PAPER SHARE



In just 2 weeks, the 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue from Stampin’ Up! goes live and paper crafters will drool. It’s fabulous.

Today, I am only going to talk about the new Designer Series Papers, they are  gorgeous.

If you are like me you will want it all, but can’t afford it all , one way of  getting a good selection is to participate in a Paper Share.

If you live anywhere in Australia and would like to join me in this Paper Share, I will order all the papers from the latest Stampin’ Up Catalogue, chop it, label it and then forward your share on to you. Apart from one, all the shares I am offering will be equally divided into four, I will explain the odd one shortly.

Different things suit different people so I am offering a few options.

However, to start with, I will let you know the names of the packs.

Designer Series Paper-All double sided
Woven Threads Designer Series Paper
Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper
Garden Lane Designer Series Paper
Follow Your Art Designer Series Paper
Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper
Dinoroar Designer Series Paper
Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper
See A Silhouette Designer Series Paper
Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper

Specialty Designer Series Paper

Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Series Paper All double sided
Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Series Paper All double sided
Noble Peacock Specialty Designer Series Paper  All single sided
Noble Peacock Foil Sheets All single sided


OPTION  1.
ONE QUARTER SHARE OF EACH OF THE ABOVEMENTIONED PACKS:
162 PIECES OF 6 X 6 DSP
COST PER SHARE $72.00 PLUS POSTAGE OF  $11.55

OPTION  2.
ONE THIRD SHARE OF EACH OF THE DESIGNER SERIES PAPERS ONLY:  FOR THOSE WHO WANT A WIDER PIECE  OF DSP. (THIS WILL PROVIDE 3 CARD FRONTS)
108 PIECES OF 4 X 12 DSP
COST PER SHARE $61.00 PLUS POSTAGE OF  $11.55

OPTION 3.
ONE QUARTER SHARE OF EACH OF THE SPECIALTY DESIGNER SERIES PAPERS ONLY (FOIL NOT INCLUDED)
48 PIECES OF 6 X 6 DSP
COST PER SHARE $19.00 PLUS POSTAGE OF  $8.55

OPTION 4.
ONE QUARTER SHARE OF EACH OF ALL FOILS (NOBLE PEACOCK,  BLACK, CHAMPAGNE, COPPER,GOLD & SILVER
13 PIECES OF 6 X 12 FOIL
COST PER SHARE $16.00 PLUS POSTAGE OF  $8.55

OPTION  5
ONE QUARTER SHARE OF 2019-2021, A4 CARDSTOCK AND DESIGNER SERIES PAPERS
5 PIECES OF A4 CARDSTOCK
10 PIECES 6 X6 DSP
COST PER SHARE $9.50 PLUS POSTAGE OF  $8.55

Hopefully there is something here for everyone, we all know they quality of these products is second to none.

Obviously we can only go ahead with these if the shares are filled. Now what happens if you want to participate.

1. Register your interest before Thursday 30th May, 2019 by emailing 
     me at sueallensimplycraft@bigpond.com

2. If the share is going ahead I will email you an invoice for payment (I accept PayPal
     or Direct Deposit.

3. I will place the order on the 4th June, 2019 when the catalogue goes live.

4. I should receive the order with a few days, though I can imagine the warehouse is 
    going to be very busy that week.

5. Once I have it, I will chop it, label it, pack it safely and mail it. I will be using 
    prepaid satchels  so will email you your tracking number.

If you have any queries please contact me via my email address and I will get back to you ASAP

Also, if you would like a copy of the new catalogue, please email me your details and I will 
send one out to you

Talk soon

Sue  








Thursday, 16 May 2019

OUR FIFTH STAMPING AROUND THE WORLD BLOG HOP


Last month I stuffed up the timing of the hop, so hopefully this month I will get it right and you will have come here from Jenny

As you know myself and eleven other demonstrators from various part of the world collaborate on a monthly Tutorial Bundle and the during the month, we have this Blog Hop to highlight the stamp set we used which another design.

Details on how to obtain the bundle for May will follow.below.

This month the stamp set I chose was Dandelion Wishes which I am thrilled to say carries over to the new catalogue.

This is a stamp that I loved from first seeing it last year but for some strange reason only purchased it a few months ago and it is so versatile.



 


This card has two of my favourite things, simplicity and Night of Navy Cardstock.

How well does the Pineapple Punch go with Night of Navy? just love it.

A little peak at another one, I'm practising Simple Stamping 



I hope you like these and get some inspiration from all of our cards, from here I will hand you on to Jo Anne.





Roll Call List



Product List
Our Tutorial Bundle for May can be yours for free when you place an order for $78 from my 24 hour store or you can purchase it for $20 by emailing me at sueallensimplycraft@bigpond.com.



Talk soon

Sue x


Tuesday, 14 May 2019

DEMONSTRATOR TRAINING BLOG HOP MAY 2019




Doesn't a month go quick? Scary eh!

My card this month is using a stamp set I have used a few times before, why ? because I love it, its so versatile, it can be used for the simplest cards or the more adventurous.

I think I have said before, when it first came out, i didn't like it and to this day I have no idea why I ended up buying it but it just proves how wrong some first impressions are.

The stamp set I'm talking about is Beautiful You and I am thrilled that it carries over to the new catalogue. 


I am sure this fold has a name but I don't have a clue to what it is. personally I think it offsets the simplicity of the navy and white.

Details of the products used are listed below, if you would like to purchase any on them, click right here to go to my 24 hour online store.please use the Hostess Code for May,  DGKFDM34 with orders under $250.

On Blog Hop days my routine is to grab a coffee and and hop away, which is what I am going to do very shortly..

Everyone taking part in this Blog Hop is a Stampin' Up! demonstrator taking part in a training program with Kylie Bertucci, members are from various parts of the world and very talented So please click on the next link and enjoy.

Product List
Don't forget with a purchase of A$78 you will receive a free copy of the Stamping Around the World Tutorial Bundle for the current month, which comes in PDF form.

There are 12 designs in total, with 2 guest designers joining our team.

A copy can be purchased for $20 by contacting me sueallensimplycraft@bigpond.com 




Talk soon

Sue x

Monday, 13 May 2019

A SPECIAL CARD FOR A VERY SPECIAL OCCASION

I have been asked to make a card that is elegant and simple for a very special Nun who is celebrating her 60th Anniversary of taking Holy Orders.

Sadly Pinterest wasn't much help in this instance, so I hope she like's what I came up with.



Talk soon

Sue x

Thursday, 9 May 2019

TUESDAY THERAPY

In September, 2015 I lost my beautiful Mum, in early 2016 we made a major move, in July, 2016 I lost my gorgeous Dad, July 2016 I feel apart. everything caught up with me and I just went to pieces.

My husband was very supportive but after a few months I knew I had to do something, something for me and that something had to be craft related. 

I had dabbled in several crafts in the past but being in a new area at first I found it difficult, but then I found a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and a local Patchwork Shop. 

I have to say that between the two I found the best therapy.

I am not the world best sewer, in fact I think I'm dreadful, with wonky eyes I end up with wonky seams but it's wonderful, a lot of that is due to the others who go but also the person who owns the business, Jody Sutton of All About Sewing is one of the nicest people you could wish to meet and I would like to use this opportunity to thank her for all of her support.

If anyone is looking for a great place to sew, or buy gorgeous fabric, they should take a visit to her store. If you click on the banner it will take you to her Facebook Page.



I really believe Jody and All About Sewing should be granted a Medicare Provider Number..

Talk soon

Sue x

CONSISTENCY - IS THAT HOW YOU SPELL IT?

I have wanted to do a blog for ages, I started one about a year ago and it disappeared somewhere out there, then I started this one and it's still here. But.................

Consistency, Consistency, Consistency, that's all I keep hearing and I have to admit I haven't been consistent, have i? well that's about to change.

Today it is bum on seat to catch up, don't panic I wont inundate you in one day but I'll post regularly from now on.

Talk soon

Sue x

Thursday, 2 May 2019

CALLING ALL AVID STAMPERS

Stampin' Up! continue to make this an exciting part of the year, for this month only they have put together the most amazing kit aimed at the avid stamper, it's not a kit actually, it's a medley. The Everything Is Rosy Product Medley is available from 1st May, 2019 to 31st May, 2019 or while stocks last.

Product medleys are new to Stampin’ Up!,  in addition to being filled to the brim with cute, coordinating products, they have designed this product medleys to provide  avid stampers with endless creative possibilities.


When is says everything, they mean everything, this fantastic medley contains these exclusive products::
  • Everything Is Rosy Photopolymer Stamp Set—18 stamps; suggested blocks: a, b, c,
  • Everything Is Rosy Dies—10 dies; largest die 2-7/8" x 1" (7.3 x 2.5 cm)
  • 6" x 6" (15.2 x 15.2 CM) Designer Series Paper Stack—48 sheets; 8 each of 6 double-sided designs
  • 6" x 6" (15.2 x 15.2 CM) rose gold foil paper—8 sheets
  • Printed die cuts—2 sheets
  • Rose gold die cuts—4 sheets; 2 each of 2 designs
  • Rose gold adhesive backed mirror embellishments—60 embellishments; 1/4" (6.4 mm)
  • Melon Mambo 1/4" (6.4 mm) Ruched Ribbon—10 yards (9.1 m)
  • Night of Navy/Rose Gold 3/8" (1 cm) Metallic –Edge Ribbon—10 yards (9.1 m)
  • Rose Gold Shimmer Paint—1/2 oz. (15 ml)


Incredible value for only $139 (plus P+H)

Stampin' Up! have put together a video presentation to introduce this fabulous medley, click here to see it The Everything Is Rosy Product Medley

Here are a few examples of what you can create with this medley:




You can purchase this medley by clicking on the photo below which will take you straight to my 24 hour store.




You will also receive from me free our Tutorial Bundle for May, 2019



Hope you enjoy this product.

Talk soon

Sue x

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