Sunday, November 29, 2009

Excitement at the letter box!

Last Thursday my letter box had 2 exciting surprises waiting in there for me!
I just LOVE getting hand made mail...

Yes, it arrived... my sister's wedding invitation!
Looking just superb!
Thanks Jackie for the invite, I love it almost as much as I love you! lol

I also had the excitement on the same day of receiving my very first Christmas Card for 2009, a handmade one at that! Thanks Margaret for the lovely card you have made... I bet each and everyone of your friends who went to their letter boxes was just as excited as I was when they opened their mail and found a special chrissy card made for them by you!

Thursday really reminded me how special "Handmade" is, and what joy it brings to life!

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Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Leonie Conyers... that's me!

Check out my Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Website!

For all current Stampin' Up! Promotions, catalogues, and extra ideas... this is another place you will enjoy visiting for Inspiration!

Spring Mini Bonus Draw Winner!

Thank you to those who took advantage of my Bonus Draw
while stocking up on Spring Mini goodies.

Mark did the honours tonight of drawing a winner

(he's doing well as my ticket drawing boy! lol)

and the winner of this absolutely fabulous prize is....

Debbie McKenzie!

Congratulations Debbie you have won a pack of Walk in the Park DS Papers, 1 sheet of Summer Love Rub-Ons, and two cute little Spring Mini Matchboxes hand made by me.

I will be in contact with you soon to organise delivery of your prize.

2 sleeps until the SUMMER MINI...

let me know if you would like a copy popped in the post for you
so you can start your Summer Mini wish list before Christmas! :-)

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Lets Start Stamping Stacks!

Would you like to get 2010 off to a great start
with a collection of cards ready for that first occasion you need one?
Well you might like to join me for my
December Stamp-a-Stack Class!

I hear some say "Stamp-a-Stack, what's that?"

A Stamp-a-Stack class is one that you would take a
couple of card designs,
mass produce each one a few times...
and go home with a 'Stack' of cards!

I have had many requests for Stamp-a-Stack classes and plan on running regular classes throughout 2010. My December Class will be a great taste test of what's to come...

Come along and make 8 cards with matching envelopes!

There will be 2 different distinct card designs. Each design will be shown in 4 variations, so they will look different, but be created with the same card stock, just varying the colours or embellishments. By doing this you will have the opportunity to play with more tools etc and pick up different tricks, and it makes it a little more interesting to take home, than 4 identical cards. I will show you all 4 variations of each of the 2 designs, then it's up to you if you would like to chooses 1 or 2 of your favourites to mass produce or try out all 4.

Cost is $15 if you bring your own SNAIL adhesive,
or $20 if you prefer to use my SNAIL.
This includes an embellishment pack (ribbon, brads, etc)
and 8 envelopes.

All card stock and any DS paper will be pre-cut for you
to make creating quicker.

Rochedale Stamp-a-Stack:
Saturday 12th December
9:30 for a 10am start finishing at around 12:30pm
at 40 Exilis St, Rochedale South

Macleay Stamp-a-Stack:
Tuesday 15th December
9:30 for a 10am start finishing at around 12:30pm
at my place!

I have LIMITED SPACES at each class.
RSVP must be by Sat 5th December
Email me to secure your seat.
Once the class is full I will post a notice on my blog.

Can't make it to one of the dates above but don't want to miss out on some Stamp-a-Stack fun? You might like to have a Stamp-a-Stack in your own home! Invite your friends over for a Stamp-a-Stack. Minimum group of 4 and I'll bring a Stamp-a-Stack to your door!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Time Flies!

No more holding off... now is your last chance to stock up on any goodies you have fallen in love with in the Spring Mini... I am placing my last order this Friday night! (the 27th)

Memo Box made using Walk in the Park DS Papers

Don't forget to make the most of my fabulous offers this month also as they end Friday too!

During November 2009 you can receive
15% off the stamp set of your choice!!!!!
Limit one set per customer at this bargain price.
This is a one off special never to be repeated. DON'T MISS OUT!

Spring Mini Stock Up & WIN

For every item ordered from the
Spring Mini between the 16th & 27th November, through me,
you will receive a ticket in a fabulous bonus prize draw.
One Lucky Winner will receive a pack of Walk in the Park DS Papers, 1 sheet of Summer Love Rub-Ons, and two cute little Spring Mini Matchboxes hand made by me.

Card featuring Great Friend Stamp Set & Scallop Oval Punch

Last Chance ~ Chocolate Wallet Lovers!

Midnight 24th November is the cut off to get your order in
for my first project by mail The Chocolate Wallet!
Oh dear... that's tomorrow night!

Click here for full info.

Thank you to all those who have already placed orders for this nifty project. I will be mailing your kits to you in the coming week.

Give yourself the gift of CREATIVITY this Christmas!

Imagine having a Day in the Studio with none other than
the fabulous inspiring Liz Collett...
our Paper Angels team leader!

Join the Paper Angels Group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators
by November 30th and receive
A day of Paper-crafting Classes and Training valued at $85
from Liz Collett

On a day of your choosing (or 2 half days if preferred), in December or January, you will spend a fabulous day in Liz's home studio making

*a 12x12 scrapbooking wall art piece
(featuring the brand new Kaleidoscope DSP)
* a 20 page Simply Scrappin' album
* 3 cards and a 3D project.
Liz has received a 'Demonstrator of the Year' Award 2007, 2008, & 2009, as well as being the 'Heart of Stampin' Up! recipient for 2009. What a great way to start as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator having personal hands on training with Liz, making 6 fabulous projects to share with your family, friends and customers.

In addition: Stampin' Up!'s Breast Cancer Awareness Promotion
is still in full swing!
Bonus Free Raspberry Tart Designer Series Paper
and Pretty in Pink Ink Pad
valued at $28.90 for all new demonstrators.
(Special offer provided by Stampin' Up! Australia valid til December)
Donation of $5 made on your behalf to
The National Breast Cancer Foundation.
For more info about becoming a part of such a fabulous group of inspiring creative Stampin' Up! demonstrators... The Paper Angels... please email me today!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The gift of gift card holders!

As a demonstrator every month I have the added bonus of receiving in the mail our Stampin' Up! demonstrator 'Impressions', filled with lots inspiration and cool project ideas.

This month I would like to share with you the words of our co founder and CEO Shelli Gardner as she reflects on the pleasure of giving gifts. Shelli says giving gifts provides the perfect opportunity to send an extra-special message of love by adding a handmade element. A hand-stamped tag jazzes up a jar of jam, or any gift, and a card that co-ordinates with hand stamped wrapping always makes a delightful impression. And of course when you can actually make the gift itself, that's even more fun!

Shelli tells of how she gave her mum a gift card for her birthday earlier this year, and of course how she dolled it up by creating darling gift card packaging. She says somehow it made the gift feel much more personal and heartfelt. You guessed it... the first thing her mum commented on was the packaging!

Here is a simple and adorable gift card holder I'd like to share with you which was a project from our October 'Impressions'

To create this you will need a piece of card stock that is 10.2cm x 27.9cm
* In landscape position score your card at 4.5cm, 12.4cm, and 20.3cm
* Turn your card to portrait position so as the have the smallest section at the top. Punch a notch in the right edge of the bottom section using the 1 3/8" circle punch.

* Adhere sticky strip to the bottom edge and opposite side (left side) of your notch in the bottom section, then fold this up to create a pocket for your gift card.
* Decorate as desired.

Ta-da! Now you will have a beautiful gift card holder that will be sure to impress that special someone you care about.

Stamps: Snow Swirled
Ink: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip
Card: Old Olive, Real Red, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip Patterns DS Paper
Accessories: Crystal Brad, Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon
Tools: Paper Trimmer & Scorer, Scallop Border Punch, 1 1/4" Circle, 1 3/8" Circle, small hole punch, adhesives including Sticky Strip & Dimensionals.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Spring Mini Stock Up & WIN!!!!!!!

It's always exciting when a new catalogue is just beyond the horizon... but is brings with the excitement a little sadness too, as we know that when one comes in... out goes the other!

Yes, Spring is almost over and Summer is moving on in.

But don't toss those Spring Mini Catalogues aside just yet... make one last grab for them as I give you 10 final days to stock up on your favourite Spring Mini goodies and the chance to WIN a bonus Spring Mini Treat!

For every item ordered from the Spring Mini between today (the 16th November) and the 27th November, through me, you will receive a ticket in this fabulous bonus prize draw.

One Lucky Winner will receive a pack of
Walk in the Park DS Papers,
1 sheet of Summer Love Rub-Ons,
and two cute little Spring Mini Matchboxes hand made by me.

To be in the draw be sure to place your order with me before the 27th of November. Buy 1 Spring mini item - get 1 ticket, buy 2 spring mini items - get 2 tickets and so on.

Don't forget this month you can also receive a bonus 15% off the stamp set of your choice for my November Stamp Set of the Month Super Special.

Maybe the set you would like is in the Spring mini!

Ski Slope start for Sam!

I would like to welcome
our newest 'Inspiration Angel' with a big HELLO...
Welcome Sam.

After flying back in from Bali all relaxed and refreshed, I was lucky enough on Saturday to be invited to Sam's very first Stampin' Up! class and get to be the student!
That's like a pamper in itself really...
I love to learn as much as I do to teach!
Here are the 3 cards we made at Sam's class.....

Check out the Christmas tree card, it's really groovy, you can't see properly by the photo, but it's 3D. Made by stampin' 2 trees, cutting them identical, folding them each in half long ways and sticking together so the middle sticks out from the card. If you check out page 32 of the 09/10 Idea book and catalogue that's where Sam says she got her inspiration. Well done Sam on 3 lovely cards!

You may notice the lovely DS paper used also. Yes... it's SKI SLOPE! We have all fallen in love with this paper so much... BUT, there is only a couple weeks left to stock up on it before it is never to be seen again.
The Spring Mini ends on the 30th November... making way for the Summer Mini.
Now is your last chance to stock up on those Spring mini favourites!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Chocolate Wallet ~ Project by Mail!

I'm very excited to be offering my very first Project by Mail.

You can purchase the kit and full instructions to
make this very cute Chocolate Wallet!
(inspired by Marelle Taylor)

It's decorated with 'Ski Slope' Christmas papers,
and will hold 8 mini chocolates, so it makes a perfect little gift.

Your Kit will include full instructions, plus all of the cardstock and patterned paper to make this project and wrap the chocolates, all pre-cut and pre-scored for you, plus punched shapes and ribbon (patterned paper may vary from that pictured).

All you will need to complete the project is adhesive (Snail and Sticky Strip) and a Horizontal Slot punch, or regular hole punch. The chocolates can be purchased from Aldi stores.

Please note, that due to Stampin' Up! policy, I cannot include stamped images in the kit, but you could substitute any Christmas greeting and image to embellish your wallet. If you need to order any of the products to complete more of this project, just let me know and I can have them delivered straight to your door.

The full Kit and Instructions (including postage) is $10.
$5 per kit thereafter (chocolates not included).

If you would like to purchase this Project by Mail, just email me with your address.
I accept payment by direct deposit or cheque.

Orders for this Project by mail MUST be received no later than
Midnight 24th November!

You will receive your kit during the week beginning the 30th Nov.
Perfectly in time for Christmas!

SUPER Stamp Set of the month SPECIAL!!!!

I'M BACK from Bali!
WOW what an amazing place that is!

We had an absolute awesome time,
but back to reality now... washing, cleaning, and kids! lol

I am chuffed to say that when checking my emails tonight I discovered a couple of my stamp set of the month fans had sent me emails asking...
SO is there a stamp set of the month for November????

Of course there is!

After spending days and days bargain shopping in Bali *hee hee hee*, I've decided to let each of you do your own bargain shopping in November too!

This month only...
You can choose your own favourite Stamp Set
and make it yours for the month!

Until 30th November you can receive
15% off the stamp set of your choice!!!!!
Limit one set per customer at this bargain price.

Orders must be received by midnight 30 November 2009.
This is available from the 09-10 Idea Book and Catalogue only.
(If you really really like a set in the Spring mini I would need your order by the 27th to be safe)

Grab out your wish lists now and cross off that set you always wanted.
This is a one off special never to be repeated. DON'T MISS OUT!