Saturday, August 28, 2010

Sneak Peak!

I thought I might share a sneak peak at elements of the 'make & take' items that my guests will be making this coming Friday at my new catalogue launch! I won't share exactly what they are but just a bit of each of them - there are four (or five if you count the two gift cards separately - oops, I have given away a little more!). I have full instructions sheets on how to make each item so if they get too excited looking through their new catalogue then they can take their kits away with them and make them at home later!

As you can see I have my samples made for Friday and I have also finished my swaps for Regionals in Launceston next Saturday (I will share those with you later in the week!) and now I am on to a few other items that are on my 'to do list' to make!

For those interested in the progress of our dog Chloe, she is getting better every day and getting back to being her normal self, so much so that she tried swimming out to a Pacific Gull while we were walking her on the beach before! She thinks she can reach them but they just swim a little further out as she gets closer, although she did find it a bit more awkward today with her plastic head shield - she looks like a hoover vacuum cleaner as a friend said, especially when she tries to pick up her toys off the floor!

I hope you are enjoying your weekend and thanks for stopping by. Hopefully, I will have created something soon that I can show you in it's entirety and not just a teaser!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Additional Last Chance List Discounts!

The Last Chance List is quickly coming to an end. However, before we welcome many exciting new stamps and accessories, Stampin' Up! need to make room in their warehouse by clearing out some high-inventory last-chance items. For the first (and probably last) time ever, a select number of additional discounted last-chance items have been added for the final days of the promotion. Below are the items selected.

The Last Chance promotion ends 31 August, 2010. All items are only available while supplies last, and with these discounts, they won’t last long!

Get your orders in soon, before these products are gone forever!




























































































































































































Item # Page Description Discount Discounted Price
116342 42 Big Bold Birthday 50% $ 26.98
116408 100 Seeing Spots 50% $ 14.98
116344 121 Big Deal Alphabet 50% $ 38.98
116208 126 In Color card stock (A4) 50% $ 7.25
105538 127 Bold Brights Stampin' Write markers 25% $ 43.46
105537 127 Soft Subtles Stampin' Write markers 25% $ 43.46
105540 127 Rich Regals Stampin' Write markers 25% $ 43.46
105541 127 Many Marvelous Markers 25% $ 175.46
105550 128 Bold Brights Classic Stampin' Spots 25% $ 31.46
105551 128 Earth Elements Classic Stampin' Spots 25% $ 31.46
105539 128 Earth Elements Stampin' Write markers 25% $ 43.46
105552 129 Rich Regals Classic Stampin' Spots 25% $ 31.46
112042 132 Urban Garden Designer Series paper 50% $ 8.48
112041 134 Bella Rose Designer Series paper 50% $ 8.48
107305 152 Oval Large punch 50% $ 15.48
113692 152 Eyelet border punch 50% $ 15.48
109043 152 Scallop Circle punch 50% $ 15.48
113694 152 Heart to Heart punch 50% $ 15.48
112082 152 Wide Oval punch 50% $ 15.48
112091 152 Scallop Edge punch 50% $ 15.48
113693 152 Full Heart punch 50% $ 15.48
104310 155 Crafters' Tool Kit 25% $ 58.46
112004 AW28* 1-3/4" Circle punch 50% $ 15.48
116629 CO* Butterfly punch 50% $ 15.48


Please note the following:

* The Last Chance List has been updated to reflect these recent changes.
* Refunds are not available if you have previously ordered these items.


Click here to see the full list of items on the Last Chance List!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Our dog had an eye operation today!

Our (actually my daughter's) dog Chloe, who is only about three years old, had an eye operation today to remove her bulging and damaged eye thanks to our (now deceased) cat Sammy! Sammy actually died from being hit by a car, not because of what she did to Chloe, but I think she was distracted by the mouse that she had caught which was still in her mouth when we found her on the side of the road. When Chloe was a puppy and only a few weeks old, our cat Sammy took a swipe at her and clawed her in the eye puncturing the cornea. This has resulted in a virtually blinded eye which has gradually got bigger and developed glaucoma. The vet believes she was probably living in constant pain and discomfort and that the eye should be removed, so today was her surgery. I felt so bad leaving her at the vet's this morning because she doesn't like going there.

Here is a before shot...

And, here is an after shot...

She is one sad looking dog at the moment, although very well medicated. She needs to keep this protective shield on for about 14 days when she can have the stitches removed. Hopefully, this surgery will give her a better outcome and she can be a more happier dog. Although she is very happy when she is taken to the beach to run after the seagulls and to chase pine cones - her favourite beach toy!

Sorry, no crafting today just a day at the office completing 10 tax returns during my 8 1/2 hour shift! My crafting time might also be a bit restricted over the next few days as I have promised to help hubby lay wooden flooring in our office area, replacing the smelly carpet. As this is the room that Chloe has a tendency to use as a toilet if she can not get outside due to doors being left completely shut! A wooden floor will be much easier to clean if she does this again, which has not been for a while now.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you don't mind me sharing what has been happening in our lives today.

Friday, August 20, 2010

They have arrived...

My pre-order of the new Stampin' Up! 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalogue has arrived! Yippee!

Here are several ways that you can get your hands on a copy for yourself:
  1. Attend my Catalogue Launch on Friday, 3 September - click here for more details!
  2. My regular customers (not attending my launch) can email me to receive a copy at my pre-release price of $10 (regular price is $12.95).
  3. Not one of my regular customers, new to SU! or don't have your own personal demonstrator then email me to order your own copy at my pre-release price of $10 and have it sent directly to you (there will be however, a $5.95 postage & handling fee).
  4. Book a workshop and receive a copy FREE, plus regular hostess benefits!
There are so many wonderful things in the new catalogue to look at it is worth having your own copy now so you can browse it at your leisure and have your order of new products ready for 1 September 2010.

More sneak peaks and a colour challenge!

Not long now until the release of Stampin' Up!'s new 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalogue! Just to help build up the excitement I am currently making items using products to be released in the new catty and providing you with sneak peaks here on my blog.

Today is no exception with my latest entry as a Design Team member for Just Add Ink where we have a great colour challenge for you.


In the new catalogue the colour Kraft is being rebranded to 'Crumb Cake', so if it is a favourite colour of yours to use, don't worry it will still be there just called a different name!

I actually made two cards for this week's colour challenge because I wasn't completely happy with my first one. Here is my first card created...


I can't really say what I didn't like about it just that I thought I had better try another one! What do you think?

I have been enjoying using some of the items that are coming out in the new catalogue and here you can see I have used the new stamp set 'Friends Never Fade' and the new embossing folder 'Vintage Wallpaper'. So sticking with the embossing folder and of course the colours here is the second card that I created (which you will see as my entry on the Just Add Ink site).


At first I had a distressed flower (which I don't think I made very well) attached where the embossed heart is but it didn't look quite right and my husband suggested I take it off and put something else there. Well I then embossed both a heart and a butterfly to see what looked better and I went with the heart, as you can see!

Maybe the reason I had some trouble with this was because of the Real Red in the colour combo as it isn't a colour that I use very much. But, I do love to use Chocolate Chip and Kraft (Crumb Cake) together!

Anyway I need to go off now and finish my swaps for Regionals (which I will post a sneak peak here when finished) but don't forget to hop on over to Just Add Ink to see the gorgeous creations of the other Design Team members. Get some inspiration and then join in the challenge fun yourself.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Wants some inspiration then a blog hop is for you!


Just a quick note to let you know that some talented SU! demonstrators are getting ready for another blog hop to provide inspiration and ideas for our customers and blog followers of what is to be released in the new 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalogue, coming soon! And yes, I will be joining in with a design or two!

Make sure you pop back here on 1 September (around 10am Sydney time) so you can join in the hop around some blogs to find different ways of using what is available and seeing some beautiful art work from these talented people. It is also where I find my inspiration!

Thanks for popping in!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Last Chance List - - - UPDATED 22 August

As we move through the month of August and get closer to the launch of the new SU! Idea Book & Catalogue 2010-2011, the retired items are going to run out or get very low on stock. Therefore, here is an update on the availability of items in the Last Chance List (click here to see the full list!)...

Products Running Low
* Organic Grace
* Greetings Eight
* Nursery Necessities
* Eastern Influences
* Playful Petals
* Weathered
* Forever Flowers
* Bella's Border
* Illuminated
* Kiwi Kiss cardstock A4
* Very Vanilla cardstock 12x12
* Real Red cardstock 12x12
* Kiwi Kiss Classic Stampin' Ink refill
* Real Red Stampin’ Around Cartridge
* I Wish Simply Scrappin'
* Rock-a-Bye Boy Simply Scrappin'
* Elegant Eggplant 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon
* Star Punch
* Word Window Punch
* Stampin’ Pastels

Products Sold Out
* For the Bride
* Close as a Memory
* Rose is a Rose, A
* Totally Tabs
* Short Order Alphabet
* Basic Black Cardstock 12×12
* Basic Black Cardstock A4
* Basic Gray Cardstock A4
* Sahara Sand Cardstock A4
* Whisper White cardstock 12×12
* Close to Cocoa A4
* Old Olive cardstock 12x12
* Kraft Cardstock A4
* Sweet Slumber Specialty DSP
* Pop Up Glue Dots

Some of the items on the Last Chance List are discounted and I have made list of them to make it easier for you when checking your wishlist (sorry if it is not neatly formatted, time was an issue)...

Item Page Being Recon-figured Description Discount (if any) AUS Price
114263 34
Happy Heart, A 50% $ 20.98
115758 53
Best Wishes & More 50% $ 23.98
115792 57
Greetings Eight 50% $ 24.98
115842 93
Only Ovals 50% $ 19.98
113009 97
Enjoy Every Moment 50% $ 26.98
114283 105
All Scallops 50% $ 27.98
100074 128
Cameo Coral Stampin' Write marker 50% $ 2.88
105107 129
Apricot Appeal Stampin' Write marker 50% $ 2.88
113976 132
Pink Flamingo Designer Series paper 50% $ 8.48
111376 144
Blooms die cuts 50% $ 8.25
111343 145
Chunky Sprinkles Stampin' Glitter 50% $ 15.98
111848 150
Bashful Blue 1" double-stitched grosgrain ribbon 50% $ 9.98
111849 150
Chocolate Chip 1" double-stitched grosgrain ribbon 50% $ 9.98
111846 150
Rose Red 1" double-stitched grosgrain ribbon 50% $ 9.98
115876 28
Spotlight on Christmas 25% $ 29.96
115822 29
Holly, Jolly Christmas, A 25% $ 35.96
115904 34
You & Moi 25% $ 18.71
115886 55
That’s Funny 25% $ 31.46
115840 65
Once Upon a Time 25% $ 25.46
115828 67
Just Jawing 25% $ 34.46
113005 76
Beautiful Thing, A 25% $ 22.46
113027 79
Bloomin' with Beauty 25% $ 35.96
114269 83
Embrace Life 25% $ 34.46
116332 86
Playful Petals 25% $ 39.71
115816 99
Good Friend 25% $ 39.71
115814 101
Game Night 25% $ 25.46
115782 103
Cute Cues 25% $ 15.71
112298 109
Trรจs Chic 25% $ 25.46
112227 121
ABC Alphabet Upper 25% $ 39.71
116779 140
Wow Flowers 25% $ 18.71
116777 141
Starring You 25% $ 18.71
111201 76
It's Beautiful 25% $ 11.96
113831 101
In the Cards 25% $ 8.96
108691 127 * Basic Gray card stock (12" x 12") 25% $ 10.88
106542 128 * More Mustard card stock (12" x 12") 25% $ 10.88
106545 128 * Real Red card stock (12" x 12") 25% $ 10.88
106533 129 * Bravo Burgundy card stock (12" x 12") 25% $ 10.88
106534 129
Handsome Hunter card stock (12" x 12") 25% $ 10.88
100057 128
Brilliant Blue Stampin' Write marker 25% $ 4.31
100078 128
Creamy Caramel Stampin' Write marker 25% $ 4.31
100049 128
Gable Green Stampin' Write marker 25% $ 4.31
100047 128
Glorious Green Stampin' Write marker 25% $ 4.31
100048 128
Green Galore Stampin' Write marker 25% $ 4.31
100056 128
Lovely Lilac Stampin' Write marker 25% $ 4.31
100051 128
Only Orange Stampin' Write marker 25% $ 4.31
105112 128
Pixie Pink Stampin' Write marker 25% $ 4.31
100073 128
Really Rust Stampin' Write marker 25% $ 4.31
100075 128
Ruby Red Stampin' Write marker 25% $ 4.31
100077 128
Summer Sun Stampin' Write marker 25% $ 4.31
100050 128
Yoyo Yellow Stampin' Write marker 25% $ 4.31
100043 129
Almost Amethyst Stampin' Write marker 25% $ 4.31
100039 129
Barely Banana Stampin' Write marker 25% $ 4.31
100070 129
Bordering Blue Stampin' Write marker 25% $ 4.31
105116 129
Handsome Hunter Stampin' Write marker 25% $ 4.31
100041 129
Lavender Lace Stampin' Write marker 25% $ 4.31
100038 129
Mellow Moss Stampin' Write marker 25% $ 4.31
100036 129
Pale Plum Stampin' Write marker 25% $ 4.31
100040 129
Sage Shadow Stampin' Write marker 25% $ 4.31
100068 129
Taken with Teal Stampin' Write marker 25% $ 4.31
100654 128
Creamy Caramel Stampin’ Around cartridge 25% $ 7.13
103676 128
Glorious Green jumbo Stampin’ Around cartridge 25% $ 10.13
101256 128
Lovely Lilac Stampin’ Around cartridge 25% $ 7.13
100566 128
More Mustard Stampin’ Around cartridge 25% $ 7.13
107270 128
Not Quite Navy jumbo Stampin’ Around cartridge 25% $ 10.13
102021 128
Old Olive Stampin’ Around cartridge 25% $ 7.13
103673 128
Ruby Red jumbo Stampin’ Around cartridge 25% $ 10.13
102047 128
Ruby Red Stampin’ Around cartridge 25% $ 7.13
107265 129
Always Artichoke jumbo Stampin’ Around cartridge 25% $ 10.13
105199 129
Always Artichoke Stampin' Around cartridge 25% $ 7.13
103662 129
Ballet Blue jumbo Stampin’ Around cartridge 25% $ 10.13
105207 129
Bravo Burgundy jumbo Stampin’ Around cartridge 25% $ 10.13
107268 129
Certainly Celery jumbo Stampin’ Around cartridge 25% $ 10.13
105194 129
Certainly Celery Stampin’ Around cartridge 25% $ 7.13
103667 129
Mellow Moss jumbo Stampin’ Around cartridge 25% $ 10.13
102871 129
Mellow Moss Stampin’ Around cartridge 25% $ 7.13
103664 129
Night of Navy jumbo Stampin’ Around cartridge 25% $ 10.13
112470 132
Haiku Designer Series paper 25% $ 12.71
113975 133
Raspberry Tart Designer Series paper 25% $ 12.71
114037 133
Sweet Slumber Specialty Designer Series paper 25% $ 17.21
113992 133
Tea Party Designer Series paper 25% $ 12.71
112469 134
Holiday Treasures Designer Series paper 25% $ 12.71
112039 135
Windsor Knot Designer Series paper 25% $ 12.71
112193 137
I Wish Simply Scrappin' 25% $ 27.71
116808 142
2U Simply Sent Card Elements & More 25% $ 36.71
116809 142
Thanks x 2 Simply Sent Card Elements & More 25% $ 36.71
116810 143
More Thoughts Simply Sent 25% $ 62.96
116811 143
No One Like You Simply Sent 25% $ 62.96
112010 144
Blooms Again die cuts 25% $ 12.38
110720 144
Flower Fusion Accents & Elements 25% $ 22.46
112006 144
Flower Fusion too Accents & Elements 25% $ 22.46
111109 145
Letters Sticky Cuts 25% $ 13.13
114301 145
Sweet Sticky Cuts 25% $ 13.13
109182 147 * On Board Lots of Letters 25% $ 17.96
106953 149 * Rich Regals brads 25% $ 12.71
109108 149
Antique Brass Build-A-Brad 25% $ 14.21
103372 151
Square Aluminum Metal Edge Tags 25% $ 5.63
111370 150
Pacific Point 5/8" striped grosgrain ribbon 25% $ 14.63
114316 150
Pig Tails Ribbon Originals 25% $ 20.96
111373 150
Pink Pirouette 5/8" striped grosgrain ribbon 25% $ 14.63
111374 150
Riding Hood Red 5/8" striped grosgrain ribbon 25% $ 14.63
111371 150
Tangerine Tango 5/8" striped grosgrain ribbon 25% $ 14.63
110717 151
Bashful Blue 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon 25% $ 11.21
113883 151
Old Olive 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon 25% $ 11.21
113882 151
Pretty in Pink 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon 25% $ 11.21
110715 151
Pumpkin Pie 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon 25% $ 11.21
110714 151
Real Red 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon 25% $ 11.21
113699 151
So Saffron 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon 25% $ 11.21
110711 152 * Boho Blossoms punch 25% $ 23.21
112081 152 * Scallop Square punch 25% $ 23.21
114889 CO * Scallop Oval punch 25% $ 23.21

[being reconfigured means they are coming back in the new catalogue but in a different format]

Don't forget to let me know if there is anything you wish me to order for you before you miss out! The upside of this is there will be new products and items being released in the new IB&C.

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