Thursday, 26 June 2014

Last Days to Grab your Favs!



From now until end of June, you can grab your favourite retiring products while they are still available.  Some are up to 40% off!

Check out the RETIRING STAMP LIST HERE

Check out the RETIRING ACCESSORIES LIST HERE

Or if you want to see pictures, check out the products in my ONLINE SHOP here

Only while stocks last! :)


Anna :)





For a limited time you can join Stampin’ Up! for just $85! 

This amazing opportunity will only last until June 30, 2014, so take what you already love doing—stamping and crafting—and make a little money while you're at it!

Email me for more information or simply CLICK HERE to join online :) 

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Last days to Sign & Save!!



Until June 30th, new recruits that join Stampin' Up! can do so at the traditional Starter Kit priced at $169 ($235 product value), or for a limited time, a reduced priced Starter Kit at the low price of $85 ($90 product value.) 

What a great deal!!

So if you have been thinking about joining Stampin' Up! as a hobby or a business, simply visit my website HERE or contact me for more information.

(p.s. if you join in June, you'll get the fun of sneak peeks & preorders of new Catalogue products too...and your first month's order over $300 will be 30% off!)

I'd love to have you join the fun!  

Anna :)

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Peachy Keen Stamp Set and the On Film Framelits Dies




Another great video from Stampin' Up! with products from the Occasions Catalogue.

Enjoy!

Anna :)

p.s. remember the Occasions Catalogue ends June 30th!!  Grab your favourites while they're available.  :)


Friday, 20 June 2014

Technique Time : Aqua Painter vs. Blender Pen






Which to use?  Aqua Painter or the Blender Pen?


Then this video is for you - enjoy! :)

Anna :)

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Friday, 13 June 2014

Resizing the Tag a Bag Gift Boxes



Check out another fabulous Stampin' Up! project tutorial :)

Anna :)

Project Life - Getting Started!

From the Stampin' Up! Blog

http://www.stampinup.com/home/blog-post/corporate-blog/2014/05/01/project-life-getting-started

Project Life: Getting Started!


I am a Project Life convert through and through. I first heard about Project Life a couple of years ago by reading Ali Edwards’s blog. I was so intrigued by the whole concept. It seemed so simple to focus on taking photos and recording memories—something that I had been struggling with in my personal albums.
I have loved memory keeping for a long time but I just dabbled in it because it overwhelmed me. I am such a perfectionist, and I would spend hours and hours on my scrapbook pages. I had so many photos and so many memories I wanted to record. There was never enough time to document everything, and I was always so behind.



After having my first daughter in 2009 I got really jazzed about recording our new journey. I started a baby album and tried so hard to stay on top of it, but I was spending too much time on it and getting nowhere. After a little while I pretty much gave up because I was so behind and overwhelmed by the whole thing.
When I came across Project Life I knew I had my answer. I love everything about Project Life. I love all the pockets that can so easily be filled with memories and photos. I love all of the predesigned pocket cards. I love that I can get so many of my photos off my computer and out for my family to look at. I love that I have a place to document the simple everyday moments along with the big ones. I love that I have a place to save all of the little ticket stubs and mementos that I gather. I love adding fun little embellishments to my cards and photos when I have the time and I need a creative outlet. I love that if I just want to get my pages done quickly, I don’t have to fuss around with embellishing things . . . but my pages still look great. Everything about Project Life makes me happy.



If you are new to Project Life, I have put together a few tips I have learned along the way to help get you started recording your life.
Take photos with intention. What are the things that you want to remember? If you made something awesome for dinner . . . take a picture of it. Did you have a fun girls’ night out? Take a picture! Did you go for a walk with a beautiful sunset? Take a picture. We all know to take photos of the big, important events in our lives, but I think the simple moments in our lives are just as meaningful and important to document.


Decide which approach works best for you. Do you want to record your life on a weekly basis, on a monthly basis, or just whenever? There is no right or wrong way to do this. I like working on a monthly basis and adding inserts when I need to, but that might not work for you. Play around and have fun finding out what makes this process of recording your life the easiest and most enjoyable for you.

Jot down the things you want to remember. Carry a notebook in your purse, write ideas in your phone, or write in a journal at the end of the day. When you come across a quote that moves you . . . write it down. When your kid says or does something that you don’t want to forget . . . write it down. If you had a great day . . . write it down. This makes it so much easier when you want to add journaling to your pages.



Save things from your life to include in your album. A tag from your shopping spree, a bag from your favorite boutique that you can cut down to fit into a pocket, happy mail, a birthday card, a ticket stub from a good movie—there are so many fun ways to include bits and pieces from your life.



Set aside time to work on your pages. Make it a priority in your busy life to sit down and get your memories written down and your photos printed off. Doing tasks in chunks is easier than trying to do everything in a big marathon session. Take an hour to go through photos and print them off. Later, sit down for another hour to write down memories onto cards and slip things into page protectors. Take another hour or 30 minutes to play around with embellishing and getting creative if that’s what makes you happy. Again, there is no right or wrong way to do this. Just have fun, and in the end you will have something that you and your family will cherish forever!

Arika B.
Concept Artist

Thursday, 12 June 2014

Grab them before they're gone! :)



From now until end of June, you can grab your favourite retiring products while they are still available.  Some are up to 40% off!

Check out the RETIRING STAMP LIST HERE

Check out the RETIRING ACCESSORIES LIST HERE

Or if you want to see pictures, check out the products in my ONLINE SHOP here

Only while stocks last! :)


Anna :)





For a limited time you can join Stampin’ Up! for just $85! 

This amazing opportunity will only last until June 30, 2014, so take what you already love doing—stamping and crafting—and make a little money while you're at it!

Email me for more information or simply CLICK HERE to join online :) 

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Still time to Sign & Save :)



Until June 30th, new recruits that join Stampin' Up! can do so at the traditional Starter Kit priced at $169 ($235 product value), or for a limited time, a reduced priced Starter Kit at the low price of $85 ($90 product value.) 

What a great deal!!

So if you have been thinking about joining Stampin' Up! as a hobby or a business, simply visit my website HERE or contact me for more information.

(p.s. if you join in June, you'll get the fun of sneak peeks & preorders of new Catalogue products too...and your first month's order over $300 will be 30% off!)

I'd love to have you join the fun!  

Anna :)

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Farewell Beautiful Butterflies




Farewell to Beautiful Butterflies!

Here are some more of the colours & products which are retiring at the end of the month.



Anna :)





Stamps
• Happy Day Stamp Set

Paper
• Quatrefancy Specialty Designer Series Paper
• Watercolor Paper
• White Vellum Cardstock

Ink
• Midnight Muse Classic Stampin’ Pad
• Primrose Petals Classic Stampin’ Pad
• Summer Starfruit Classic Stampin’ Pad

Stampin’ Up! Accessories
• Calypso Coral Baker’s Twine
• In Color Dahlias
• Stampin’ Dimensionals
• Aqua Painter
• Big Shot 
• Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die







Is crafting a big part of your life? Wouldn't you love to earn money while doing something you enjoy? How about the convenience of setting your own hours? If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, then Stampin' Up! is the perfect opportunity for you.

For a limited time you can join Stampin’ Up! for just $85! 

This amazing opportunity will only last until June 30, 2014, so take what you already love doing—stamping and crafting—and make a little money while you're at it!

Ask me for more information or click HERE  :)


PROJECT LIFE is here!! :D

Project Life is Available Now!


Keeping designs fresh and unique is important here at Stampin' Up!, and that's why we've partnered with the remarkable Becky Higgins to bring you her amazing Project Life products in exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors and designs!

Here’s a look at all the products available for purchase today:




There’s more on the way, so check back often for product updates, inspiration, project ideas, and more! 
Make documenting your life easier; order Project Life by Stampin’ Up! products today!


Shop now:
My online shop


Preorder Items

Item
Description
Price
135294
Variety Pack 12" x 12" Project Life Photo
Pocket Pages
12 pages: 2 ea. of 6 designs.
$11.95 AUD/$14.50 NZD
135298
Everyday Adventure Project Life Card Collection
100 double-sided, color -coordinated cards in 3 sizes:
4" x 6", 4" x 4", and 3" x 4"
$20.95 AUD/$25.95 NZD
135301
Everyday Adventure Project Life Accessory Pack
4 3" x 4" specialty cards; 8 sticker sheets;
1 acetate accents sheet; 8 wood accents;
2 epoxy stickers; 4 arrow paperclips;
1 roll washi tape (5 yds.)
$16.95 AUD/$19.95 NZD
135304
Project Life Journaling Pens
2 pens (01 and 05)
$6.95 AUD/$8.50 NZD
135346
Project Life Corner Punch
$13.95 AUD/$16.95 NZD
135707
Cards & Labels Project Life Framelits Dies
5 dies
$42.95 AUD/$51.95 NZD
135785
Project Life Day to Day Photopolymer Stamp Set
42 stamps
$44.95 AUD/$53.95 NZD
135787
Project Life Point & Click Photopolymer Stamp Set
26 stamps
$27.95 AUD/$32.95 NZD



Happy? Tell the world! #PLxSU


Have fun!!

Anna :)

Monday, 9 June 2014

Cheerio to 'Bright Blossoms'



The Bright Blossoms stamp set is featured on this cheery card is on the retiring list as well - & lucky for you, it's also on sale!! 

Clearmount (#125497) was $22.95 & now only $13.77
Woodmount (#128424) was $28.95 & now only $20.27

Grab them while they are still in stock from my online store.

Anna :)



Stamps
• Bright Blossoms
• Teeny Tiny Wishes

Paper
• Daffodil Delight Card Stock
• Real Red Card Stock
• Whisper White Card Stock

Ink
• Basic Black Classic Stampin’ Pad®
• Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin’ Pad
• Lucky Limeade Classic Stampin’ Pad
• Real Red Classic Stampin’ Pad
• Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin’ Pad

Accessories
• Linen Thread
• Pearl Basic Jewels
• Dotted Scallop Ribbon Punch

Starbursts for Background Detail



Check out another fabulous Stampin' Up! project :)

Anna :)

Sunday, 8 June 2014

Long Weekend project



Here's a long weekend project for you or your cherubs to try.

Salt Dough decorations.

These are created with the 'Holiday Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps' (which are retiring by the way & now only $13.27)

Here's the details for you:

Stamps
• Holidays Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps

Stampin’ Up! Accessories
• Salt dough

Salt Dough Recipe
• 1 cup salt
• 1 cup plain flour
• Up to 1 cup of water (add gradually)

Combine the salt and flour, and then pour in the water gradually, stopping when it has become dough-like and not too sticky. There should be no residue left on your fingers when you touch it. Knead it on a floured surface for a few minutes to make it soft, workable, and stretchy.

Take a small ball of dough and press it with the Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamp. Poke a straw through the center, near the top, so that ribbon can be threaded through later. Cut it out and lay it on a non-stick cookie sheet. Cook on VERY low heat (around 202° F or 94° C) for up to 3 hours. If the ornament is over 1 cm thick, it will probably need to be turned over during cooking.


have fun!!

Anna :)

Farewell 'My Friend'


The 'My Friend' & 'Tasteful Trim' die are both used in this cute card.

Grab these & other retiring products at my ONLINE STORE before they are sold out.

Anna :)




Stamps
• My Friend

Paper
• Pool Party Card Stock
• So Saffron Card Stock
• Whisper White Card Stock

Ink
• Basic Gray Classic Stampin’ Pad®
• Certainly Celery Classic Stampin’ Pad
• Pool Party Classic Stampin’ Ink® Refill
• So Saffron Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill
• Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz™

Accessories
• Aqua Painters™
• Big Shot™
• Tasteful Trim Bigz™ XL Die
• Stamp-a-ma-jig

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Goodbyes....

From the Stampin' Up! Blog:

http://www.stampinup.com/home/blog-post/corporate-blog/2014/04/16/i-hate-goodbyes

I Hate Goodbyes

The new annual catalog will be coming soon and that is exciting. But, inevitably, something I love gets retired each year to make room for new products and colors. I’m already sad knowing how much I’m going to miss a great collection of In Colors (US/CAN). (I’m still not over losing Poppy Parade.)
I thought I’d share a few quick projects that showcase my favorite colors that will soon be retiring.
So long, Summer Starfruit . . .

 You’ll be missed, Midnight Muse . . .

Goodbye, Gumball Green . . .

What colors do you miss?
Jen C.Concept Artist

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Team Challenge Cards #2


Here's the 2nd lot of creations from the Team Challenge at our training day.


Each were given a handful of Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper Stack sheets,
& a sheet each of co-ordinating cardstock in 
Whisper White, 
Real Red, 
Coastal Cabana & 
Crumb Cake.

The Challenge?

Create one card!  :D

Here are their samples

Created by Brie

Created by Christine

Created by Kirra


Created by Tamara


Hope you've enjoyed these - leave a bit of comment love for the girls  if you have!

Thanks,

Anna :)


Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Team Challenge Cards #1


Back in March, I held a training & creating day for my extended team.

It was a lot of fun!

One of the projects of the day was a Challenge I gave the girls.

Each were given a handful of Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper Stack sheets,
& a sheet each of co-ordinating cardstock in Whisper White, Real Red, Coastal Cabana & Crumb Cake.

The Challenge?

Create one card!  :D

Here are their samples (more in tomorrow's post too)

Created by Kathy



Created by Christine


Created by Sandra


Pop back tomorrow to check out the rest.

Anna :)



(All supplies are Stampin' Up! and available from my Online Store)