Thursday, 18 April 2019

Stampin' Storage Before & After

For some time now I have been looking for a solution for my storage problems, not that they are ever sorted due to continually adding to my stash! Ehen Stampin' Up! announced this storage system, I decided that it was probably the more suitable choice for my space because of its flexibility. The modules can be stacked and arranged in any configuration you choose, and additional pieces can be ordered as your supplies increase.

Above you see a before picture of my craft desk - kind of chaotic! I also have a table in the middle of the room which also gets stacked very high and has to be tidied for classes. I am not very good at putting things away as I go.

Yesterday I arrived back from the Stampin' Up! convention and catalogue release in New Zealand, to find a large box awaiting. A lot of it was new product released from the upcoming catalogue (June 1st, but you can ask for your name to be placed on the list for a new catalogue now) and some storage solutions as well. Unfortunately, the open storage units will not be back in stock until June, and the stamp and marker storage is out of stock too. I didn't order enough of them, nor Blends storage. I will place another order on May 1st, but doesn't it look nice and organised in my picture below?

You can shop for supplies if you live in Australia, and use the Host Code for your order less than $250 and I will share the benefits with you. If your order reaches $250, you will get Host benefits all to yourself, beginning at 10% so you could get one or two more items on your wish list for free! Click on any of the following products and it will take you to that item in my store.

P.S. The stampin' Trimmer and Big Shot die/cutting and embossing tool, along with all accessories such as blades for the trimmer, and magnetic plate for the Big Shot, will be leaving our product line at the end of this catalogue (May 31st). They are offered only until supplies in the Australian warehouse run out - some already have - so you need to get online to make your order if you were wanting those items from Stampin' Up! Deis and embossing folders continue to be a part of the products we provide in our fully coordinated range of stamps, card and ink. You could also sign up to my team, the FUNdamentals, to order those items and for a 20% discount on your future orders, (or just for a once off order if you decide it's not for you). You choose $235 of product, but $169 is charged to your credit card. You can ask me questions, or check out more at this link.

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Sunday, 14 April 2019

Pillow Gifts And More

Stampin' Up! Onstage finished yesterday so I can now safely reveal the pillow gifts I made & had made for  my roomie friends (you know, the group you travel with) and my upline and a few others.

I ordered hand towels from a West Australian demonstrator, Sheila Pybus, and had a lovely meet-up with her in Melbourne to collect my order. I always put out a hand towel when I hold a class, and I assumed my demo friends might also like to do the same.

These self-closing boxes were fun to make, and not all that difficult. I would be happy to teach a class so if you're interested in doing this one, let me know. I'm in South Morang, out of Melbourne. Seemed a good idea to use the Best Route paper, it fits the theme, as we had all travelled to New Zealand for Onstage, which of course involved a flight for most of us. One who didn't fly was Paula Dobson, a New Zealand demo, who stayed a night in our AirBNB near Rotorua, on her way to Auckland. It is such a bonus forming all these friendships with women who love to craft, just as much as I do. We 'speak' the same language.

I found the H block a very handy tool, and not for stamping this time. By placing it inside the box, it held the base firmly to allow the Tombow liquid glue to set. It doesn't take long, but it is a good idea to apply pressure for just a little while.

The box fits a small Body Shop hand cream and a sweet treat to keep the energy levels up. What else can you think of to put into a box like this?

You can order from my online shop even when I'm away, and I am notified of your order. Orders of $50 or over during April will receive a quarter share of brand new pattern paper (DSP) in the mail from me, and if you remember to use the host code as well, there will be a share of host dollars for you too. Any item below will take you to that item in my shop.


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Friday, 12 April 2019

Amazing Wreath

I CASEd the very talented Nicole Wilson in West Australia, who had made this wreath card. I always forget to use the pretty embellishments I order, so I made sure to use these wooden flowers. They were a recent SAB free pick with my $90 order, but there are similar ones available in the main catalogue.

If you are just starting out on your stamping journey, or you have some experience, Incredible Like You is a great stamp set to begin with. You could start by ordering a kit which is designed to go with it, or just a pack of notecards. Single layer cards are just as attractive as the more layered ones. The wreath has been hand-stamped, it doesn't need precise placement, just a lightly drawn circle as a guide.

I'd love to help you on your crafting journey, get in touch if you need some help. You can order products in my online store anytime of the day or night, click on an item (below) and it will take you to that item in the online shop.

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