Occasions Catalogue and Sale-A-Bration are here!

Good news! The Occasions Catalogue is now live!  I love it – so many wonderful new products images and ideas – you’ll want to have a look!

If you’d like to have a copy and don’t have a demonstrator, please click HERE.

Want the even better news?     It’s also now Sale-A-Bration time!


The Details:





Here’s the deal: for every $110 NZD you spend (before shipping and handling), you get a FREE Sale-A-Bration product. That means it’s the perfect time to purchase those products you’ve had your eye on while earning more products for free.

Note: Pages 4–15 of the Sale-A-Bration brochure show products available throughout the entire Sale-A-Bration sales period (5 January–31 March 2016); Pages 16–19 show limited-time products available only until 15 February.* Watch for another batch of limited-time products coming 16 February!





Need another excuse to get together with friends? Just host a qualifying party with at least $450 NZD in sales during Sale-A-Bration and you’ll earn $45 NZD extra Stampin’ Rewards! You can even apply your Stampin’ Rewards toward a Starter Kit and become a demonstrator yourself!

Book with me today!






It’s the best time of year to join Stampin’ Up! During Sale-A-Bration, you can become a demonstrator for just $189 NZD and choose $70 NZD more of FREE products for your Starter Kit. Plus, the kit ships for free!

To be honest, the starter is kit only the FIRST benefit to joining my team – please do READ MORE.  It will enhance your life in many unexpected ways!



Lets catch up soon, the class calendar is being updated so be sure to check back and book in for classes starting 20th January. Make the most of the Occasions Catalogue and Sale-A-Bration promotion as it’s only here till 31 March.




Announcing: One Month of Extra Stampin’ Rewards!










Get extra Stampin’ Rewards:

  • October 9-November 9, 2015
  • Qualifying order of $450 or more will receive an additional 3% in Stampin’ Rewards.
  • The qualifying order amount is before shipping and tax.
  • See Stampin’ Rewards chart below


Stampin Rewards









Stampin’ Rewards FAQ’s

Q: What is Stampin’ Rewards?
A: They are rewards you can earned when you host a party or order $300 or more (before shipping/tax)?

Q: What can they be used for?
A. To purchase Stampin’ Up!® products!  This also includes the exclusive, specially priced host-only items found in the back of each Stampin’ Up! catalog or online here.

Q: Why should I redeem them for the specially priced host-only sets?
A:  These sets are not available for regular shopping.  They can only be redeemed with your Stampin’ Rewards.  Plus they have a reduced price making your Stampin’ Rewards go even further!

Q: When do I redeem them?
A: Shopping Online: you redeem them before you check out.  Party Hosts: you redeem them when we finalise your party.

Q: How do I redeem them when shopping online?
A: Once your order reaches $300 or more…when you add additional items you’ll be given a choice to “add to bag” or “claim rewards”.  When you’re done with your “regular shopping”, then start to claim your rewards!

Enjoy your Extra Stampin’ Rewards!


Posting from the Rail Trail

Hi from Central Otago!

I’m in Wedderburn, the 3rd night of our Rail Trail adventure. We have all the worst hills behind us and we’re ready for the downhill to Middlemarch, sadly just 2 days to go. It’s been amazing so far, beautiful scenery, wonderful local people, amazing food and the adventure of cycling from place to place.

Rail Trail


So while I’ve been cycling Stampin’ Up!® have announced the products that will be retired when the new catalogue is released on 2 June. Follow the links below to check out the list and the discounts, yes that’s right the retiring products are all discounted from now until 2 June or while stocks last. So make sure you get in quick for some bargains!

Retiring List 2015 pdf

Shop Retiring Products

*Note: Why are these products retiring on 2 June? Since all catalogue launches will now be aligned globally, the current 2014–2015 annual catalogue will end when the new annual catalogue launches on 2 June 2015, rather than its original end date of 30 June 2015. This includes retiring product within the catalogues, as well as the print catalogues themselves.

Auckland Extravaganza

We had a fantastic turn out to our Auckland Extravaganza on Saturday, everyone really enjoyed the projects and many people said they had learnt something new which is what it’s all about! To find out about these events simply subscribe to my newsletter and it will always be announced in there or follow me on Facebook.

So here are the projects;

Auckland Extravaganza March 2015 - Elegant Butterfly

My group presented this embossed resist technique card using the Butterfly Basics stamps and Elegant Eggplant Ink

Auckland Extravaganza March 2015 - Notecards

Lovely set of Notecards depicting the 4 seasons

Birthday Card with matching gift box

Birthday Card with matching gift box

Also using the Butterfly Basics set but with watercolour technique

Also using the Butterfly Basics set but with watercolour technique

Colourful Diorama card using Painted Petals Stamps, Wild Wasabi and Island Indigo Ink

Diorama card using Painted Petals Stamps, Wild Wasabi and Island Indigo Ink



New Year, New Classes

Hi everyone,

Is it just me or are the years speeding up? The summer seemed to go on for ever when I was growing up, now we’re speeding towards the end of January already! Some lucky people are still away on holiday but I’m saving mine for later in the year.

Anyway as it’s the start of the year it’s also Sale-a-Bration time at Stampin’ Up!® This is such an amazing promotion, for every $110 you spend (excl shipping) you can choose a free product from a special catalogue that’s only available until 31 March 2015. I will give you the catalogue when you attend a class so don’t worry, you won’t miss out on this amazing offer. If you can’t get to class and would like a catalogue please just send me an email.

I have just booked a lovely room with amazing natural light at Onehunga Community House for classes. The first class will be on Thursday February 5th at 7pm. Please visit my Class and Event Calendar page for all the class descriptions and prices. I have designed classes up until May and will add more as we go. Make sure you know when the classes are on by subscribing to my newsletter on the right of this page.

These classes are in addition to the monthly class that I host at my home in Onehunga so if you can’t make one then you have another option.

Speaking of classes, the first one for 2015 at my place was last weekend. It was a small group as so many of you are away but we had a great afternoon together. Another change this year is that I will give you more details about projects that I post here. Rather than just a pretty picture I will give you details so you know the colours, stamps and accessories used and you can recreate the same project at home. So here we go …

Birthday Balloon Card









I love the simplicity and soft colour combination of this birthday card made using a new set of stamps and framelits sold as a bundle in the Occasions Catalogue.

  • The base card is 14.8 x 10.5cm Pistachio Pudding folded in half
  • The Whisper White layer measures 14.1 cm x 9.9cm.
  • The Pistachio Pudding balloon was stamped on a small piece of Whisper White in Pistachio Pudding with the Pear Pizzazz dots added afterwards
  • The Balloon was cut using the framelit and the Big Shot, then it was attached using Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • The Soft Sky balloons have the cute bunting stamped in Coastal Cabana
  • The tails of the balloons are stamped in Soft Sky
  • Happy was stamped in Coastal Cabana and Birthday was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black

See below for the full list of supplies and you can click them to be taken to my store to order.

Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

Don’t forget you earn a FREE SaleABration product of your choice with every $110 you purchase from the main catalogue and/or the occasions catalogue !  I’d love to be your demonstrator!