Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Gift cards and some thanks







I've been actually making some cards lately, and it feels good to do some creative things.

Here are a couple of samples of recent work...some little gift cards using the 'For You Flower' stamp from p160 of the IB&C, and a couple of 'Thank You' cards using the groovy 'Daffodil Delight' colours, and some retired DS Paper.

Til next time,
Thanks for stopping by,
Anna :)

p.s. Last day of the last 'Deal of the Week!'

Monday, 30 May 2011

Last Days of the Last 'Deal of the Week'



This is the very last 'Deal of the Week' for the month of May.

If you want any of the following goodies at these great prices, phone or email me before the end of 31st May.


1. Right on Track Stampin' Around Wheel (#113838 p62)
WAS $11.95 NOW $8.37

2. Retro Remix Stampin Around Wheel(#115619 p68)
WAS $11.95 NOW $8.37

3. Vintage Type Rub-Ons (#119975 p134)
WAS $15.95 NOW $11.17

4. Play Date Rub-Ons (#118760 p134)
WAS $16.95 NOW $11.87

Anna :)

Friday, 27 May 2011

More cool swaps!


Created by Annemieke V


Created by Christie W


Created by Shannean M


Created by Shirley M


Created by Pauline A (NZ)


Created by Zarna G


Created by Jennie C (who was #22 Demo of the Year!)


Created by Leanne S


Created by Jeanette D


Created by Laura B

Some of these creative buttons have blogs of their own you can check out.

Til next time, enjoy the inspiration and maybe do some blog-surfing :)

Anna :)

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Deal of the Week #4 - Wheels & Rubons



This is the very last 'Deal of the Week' for the month of May.

If you want any of the following goodies at these great prices, phone or email me before the end of the month.


1. Right on Track Stampin' Around Wheel (#113838 p62)
WAS $11.95 NOW $8.37

2. Retro Remix Stampin Around Wheel(#115619 p68)
WAS $11.95 NOW $8.37

3. Vintage Type Rub-Ons (#119975 p134)
WAS $15.95 NOW $11.17

4. Play Date Rub-Ons (#118760 p134)
WAS $16.95 NOW $11.87

Anna :)

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Extra Extra! Read all about it!!



Between now and end of June, if you place an order totalling $450 (everything inclusive) you will receive a Level 1 Hostess set plus $110 to spend.

(Normally it is $40 to spend...Stampin' Up! is giving away an extra $70!)

Get in quick!

Ring or email to book a workshop, hold a catalogue party or just place an order.

Think of the box full of goodies you would get for free with this offer!

Anna :)

Monday, 23 May 2011

Swaps on show



Here is the big pile of swaps I returned with from Convention in Melbourne.

Swapping is one of the fun things you can do at any Stampin' Up! events, and it's a great way to connect and meet people, and be amazed by everyone's great ideas!


Created by Catherine H


Created by Coralee


Created by Susan F


Created by Cathy P


Created by Lidiya H


No named creator...but so cute!


Created by Sandra M


Created by Pat C


Created by Sharon T


Created by Tina W


Created by Peta S


Created by Leanne S


Created by Judith H


Created by Judith H

I think that's a mind-boggling amount of inspiration in one blog entry...I'll be back with more though! These are just some amongst my favourites...

Til next time,
Thanks for popping in,
Anna :)

Saturday, 21 May 2011

Joining Stampin' Up! is now EASIER!!


Joining Stampin' Up! as a Demonstrator is now easier!

There is now NO requirement to hold an ABN to sign up!

This is terrific news.

So if you are wanting to join as a hobby demonstrator for 20% off all purchases PLUS heaps of other perks, or if you are wanting to make it a career move, call or email me.

There's no longer any excuse to put it off :)

Anna :)

Friday, 20 May 2011

'Shelli' Card




At the Stampin' Up! Convention in Melbourne last week, they held a fun game show called 'Minute to Win it'.

There were qualifying rounds for those interested, and 15 were picked out of 450 attendees to participate on stage on the day.

And, yep, you guessed it, I was picked along with my team member who had come along to her first Convention too! What are the chances?!

Anyway, we were both 'knocked out' in our first round, but each contestant received this card signed by Shelli herself, and a gift voucher! So we were all winners! :)
Thanks Stampin' Up!

Anna :)

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Deal of the Week #3 - Ribbon & Brads




This Week's Deals:

1. Daffodil Delight 5/8'' (1.6 cm) Satin Ribbon (#119750 p137)
WAS$16.95 Now only $11.87

2. Certainly Celery 3/8'' (1 cm) Taffeta Ribbon (#119963 p137)
WAS $12.95 Now Only $9.07

3. Square Fire Rhinestone Brads (#109112 p139)
WAS $19.95 Now only $13.97

4. Square Ice Rhinestone Brads (#109113 p139)
Was $19.95 Now only $13.97

If you would like any of the above, be sure to email or phone me before next Tuesday!
Thanks!
Anna :)

Monday, 16 May 2011

Happy Lanterns





These are the last of the swaps I made for Convention..some happy lanterns :)

The other two swaps I took were HERE and Friday's 'Extreme' Card.

Card recipe:
Stamp Sets: Circle Circus, Just Believe
Cardstock: Glossy White, Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black
Other: Crimper, 1 3/8" circle punch, 1 1/4" square punch, Itty Bitty punches, Hemp Twine, Basic Rhinestones

Inspiration for this card was found on Lesley Croghan's blog 'Always Playing with Paper'

Hanging out for more ideas?
Be sure to tune in for my favourite swaps....

Anna :)

Friday, 13 May 2011

Extreme Card



Here's a rare sight! A male card!

I made a bunch of these for swaps at the annual Stampin' Up! Convention which is being held in Melbourne as we speak. The joy of modern technology :)

I'll show you some of the swaps I receive back next week. It's always exciting to see other people's creations and gleen (nick? :) ) ideas from them.

More Convention highlights next week too (after I recover! :) )

Anyway, to the card....

Stamp Sets: Extreme Elements, Extreme Guitar, Occasional Greetings
Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Basic Black and Whisper White.
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze, Basic Black
Other: Square Lattice Embossing folder, 'Neutrals' brads, 'Linen Thread'

I quite like playing with this set...I certainly know I need to make more male cards!

More later,
Thanks for stopping in!
Anna :)

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Deal of the Week #2 - Big Shot items & Pastels




This Week's Deals:

1. Stampin Pastels New Color Kit (19) (#120963 p142) WAS $28.50 NOW ONLY $22.80

2. Thanks Embosslits Die (#115957 p151) WAS $21.95 NOW ONLY $17.56

3. Sweetest Stem Embosslits Die (#114513 p151) WAS $21.95 NOW ONLY $17.56

4. Pennant Bigz XL Die (#113483 p155) WAS $74.95 NOW ONLY $59.96

Remember, this week's deal is only from now until 17th May, then these items will return to their normal prices...so get in quick...while stocks last!


Check back for weekly specials on these dates:
•Weekly Deals # 3: Wednesday, 18 May 2011
•Weekly Deals # 4: Wednesday, 25 May 2011


Email or phone me if you would like to order any of these items.
Anna :)

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Last day for discounted stamp sets!



During the month of May, Stampin' Up! is offering several discounted products each week as 'Deals of the Week.' Some of these products are up to 40% off!

This Week's Deals:

Tag Alongs Wood-Mount Set (p 37 #121578) WAS $31.95 NOW ONLY $19.17

More Monkey Accessories Clear-Mount Set (p59 #120468) WAS $23.95 NOW ONLY $14.37

More Monkey Accessories Wood-Mount Set (p59 #121550) WAS $29.95 NOW ONLY $17.97

Cottage Garden Clear-Mount Set (p75 #120003) WAS $24.95 NOW ONLY $14.97

Cottage Garden Wood-Mount Set (p75 #119163) WAS $32.95 NOW ONLY $19.77

Compliments to the Chef Wood-Mount Set (p98 #121494) WAS $35.95 NOW ONLY $21.57



Check back for weekly specials on these dates:
•Weekly Deals # 2: Wednesday, 11 May 2011
•Weekly Deals # 3: Wednesday, 18 May 2011
•Weekly Deals # 4: Wednesday, 25 May 2011


Remember, this week's deal is only valid until the end of TODAY! then these stamp sets will return to their normal prices...so get in quick...while stocks last!

Email or phone me if you would like to order any of these sets.

Check in tomorrow morning for MORE specials! :)
Anna :)

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Flower Folds Magnets




Here's another way to use your bigshot dies (or any punches for that matter).

I got the inspiration from Becky Roberts' magnets HERE and HERE

These are made using the 'Flower Folds' die with Baja Breeze cardstock, and the 'Elegant Soiree' Designer Series Paper.

The brads used are the 'Antique Brads' on p139 of the Catalogue. They come in 5 different designs in the set.

I've cut the magnet sheets out with the 'Flower Folds' die too - cuts like a knife through butter! (soft butter :) )

Try these out for a different gift idea/stocking filler...everyone has a fridge! :)

Til next time, Anna :)

Friday, 6 May 2011

Cupcake Toppers




Here's some cupcake toppers I made for a little boy's birthday - thus the Real Red and Pacific Point colours.

I've used the Fox & Friends stamp set in Early Espresso, Real Red and Pacific Point, and the larger circle and scallop circle punches.

Must have been a hit...had one child trying to eat the topper after the cupcake was long gone! :)

Anna :)

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

More Paper Flowers





A quick post with a few more cards made with the papers from the recently retired 'Island Oasis' DS papers of the Summer Mini.

I love how they are just bright and cheery :)

Hope your week's going well!
Anna :)