Friday, May 29, 2015

New Products Are Coming!!

The main benefit of attending Convention is to see, use & learn about the new products that will be released with the new catalogue from June 2 this year. And this year certainly didn't disappoint!!
Here are a couple of exciting items....

Here you can see The Banner Triple Punch, that cuts a banner end on 2.5, 3.8 or 5.1 cm width peices of cardstock. Of course, in time, there will be more uses for this standard punch, that's the beauty of Stampin' Up! products!!

How can I not share this with you all? It is simply stunning!!
It doesnt matter if you are Australian, a New Zealander or are from India, remembering our Soldiers that fought & died for our own country, ignites emotions.

Thankyou to Jacqui for sharing this at Convention with us!!

Using the Little Letters Thinlits, "Lest We Forget" stands alone, perfectly working with the framed photo of the Soldier. 
And those Poppies!! This is a great example of how versatile the cardstock is - use a punch to cut out the shape and burnish over and over with the bone folder, to give it the aged look...
It gives life to these flowers, don't you agree?

Over the years, Stampin' Up! has donated millions of dollars to various charities around the world and this year, 'Sprinkles Of Life" is a gorgeous happy set to help spread the love!

As a mum of 3, a Child Care Co-Ordinator & a friend to many with children in their lives, I am acutely aware of the health & well-being of our little people. 

By buying & using this stamp set, you will help to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House Charities. And having families stay close to their children when in hospital means that the children & parents cope better during this traumatic time, obviously...

"Sprinkles Of Life" is a photopolymer that consists of 22 stamps, therefore it is great value for money, ($37.00 AUD), The cloud that is shown here, also works as a tree top & a scoop of ice-cream!! I hope you are as intrigued as I was when I saw it!!

I will be sharing more images of this set (and lots of the other new products), as I have more play dates with it!! I will also be organsiing classes using this set, I hope you can make it to them!

Happy Stampin'!!

Friday, May 22, 2015

Post Inspire.Create.Share 2015

The amazing time that I spent at this year's Inspire. Create. Share. Convention for Stampin' Up! is over for another year, but I am still pumped!!

During the 3 days there, there were so many people that I finally re-connected with, since last year or meet for the first time - it truly is humbling. The noise of 700 women laughing in excitement, hugging and sometimes crying is a beautiful thing!

There were so many inspiring women at our Convention, these beautiful women are only a few of them - if you arent in these photos, I apologise, some weren't clear enough to share and I also have so many to sort through!!

 In order of my photos, I am with Susan, Tina, Madonna, Wendy, Shona/ Karen/ Tina and Julie, some of the most amazing women. Not only are they incredible with our Stampin' Up! product & produce stunning work, they give to so many around them, simply to make the world a better place.

I am honored to call them friends & I value all that I learn from them, creatively & emotionally. 

Admittedly, we were all at Convention to get our crafty hands on some of the newest products that will be realeased with the 2015-2016 Annual Stampin' Up! Catalogue!! It was wonderful!!
And the catalogue is so glossy with gorgeous photos of new stamps, cardstocks, inks & embellishments!!

This shiny publication is available to you now!!
If you dont have a copy of your own to drool over, contact me and I can organise to have one sent to you!!

Stay tuned for more posts about Convention :)