baja bonanza!!

I have had a baja two day crafting bonanza…….I’ll show you the gift I ‘altered’…….I often buy up items that have two important characteristics….1. They are mega cheap (I refuse to pay full price for items…hence why I am a demonstrator!! 2. They are alterable. These notebooks were a whole $3 online….so I bought 10!! And….they are adorable!! They have blank pages on the inside, with a line card (remember the slope cards we had at school…..well just like that!!) and they also have a little pocket at the back to pop receipts etc….the perfect handbag book… this is heading to one of my customers whose birthday we will celebrate tonight……a cheap but classy gift, my absolute motto!! What do you think?? I particularly love the card I made to go with that but will put it up on the weekend……psst I used the big shot again and again on this project……..get one now!! check out the post below about the November specials……..

All images © Stampin’ Up! 1990 – 2011


Gift tags made with the two tags die

I made this with the two tags die and the embossing frames set for the big shot………do you want to grab a big shot? This month you will have a chance to grab the bigshot bundle that saves you 10% and you too can make up some great gifts and accessories that you can pass on as handmade pressies…..I use mine all the time……..NOW is the time!! E-mail me if you are interested…

All images @ Stampin’ Up! 1990 – 2011

Big shot savings in November!!

There is money to be saved this month when you purchase some dies……10% off ……check out the list below!!

Page   Item                              Description                                                               Retail Price                     10% Off Price

156     117332                            Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslits Die      $21.95                                     $19.75

156     114515                            Flower Burst Embosslits Die                                 $21.95                                     $19.75

157     114517                           Manhattan Flower Embossing Folder               $14.95                                      $13.45

157     116824                           Petals-a-Plenty Embossing Folder                     $14.95                                       $13.45

157     119277                          Elegant Lines Embossing Folder                         $14.95                                       $13.45

158     113440                           Buttons #5 Sizzlits® Die                                          $9.95                                          $8.95

159     113466                           Pillow Box BigzT Die                                                 $36.95                                       $33.25

159     114507                          Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die                                 $39.95                                       $35.95

159     120903                         Scallop Square Duo Bigz Die                                   $39.95                                       $35.95

160     115953                          Mover & Shapers Punch Windows                      $54.95                                        $49.45

160     120893                          Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die                                       $69.95                                        $62.95

160     121810                          Petal Cone Bigz L Die                                                $59.95                                        $53.95

I know there is at least a couple of these I’ll have to purchase this month……..and the link to the catalogue….just click here and you can download it!

Now…..IF you have been thinking about buying a bigshot, we have a package deal that may just suit you!! Check this out….

Page Description Retail Value 10% Off Price Item
155 Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine $186.85 $168.16 128944
156 Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslits Die
157 Manhattan Flower Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Just e-mail me if you are interested and your big shot bargains will be on their way to you!! My address is……. If you would like to come play with the big shot to help make your mind up, then e-mail me and we can arrange a time for you to come play with my collection or I could come to a join you and your friends to discuss why you NEED one of these babies!!

A unique opportunity

There is a unique, and limited opportunity for customers to join the ranks of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators at the moment…….and in the five years I have been a demonstrator, I have never seen such a great deal. You actually have a choice of which starter kit you take up and regardless which one, you save plenty of money!! When you sign up you’ll save even more!! I have just returned from the training day they offer each year and have had a ball and been reminded why I am still here…..5 years later!! If you would like to join in the extra fun you have as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator as part of a team of stampin’ sisters, then e-mail me today to find out how!!

What are the deals??

1. You can join using the regular kit shown here in the back of the idea book and catalogue for 20% discount – just $231.20, with products worth over $600!!


2. Join using the mini kit offered for just $169 – with products worth over $300. This kit is ideal for those who have been ‘collecting’ for a while…….The kit includes the following stuff (many of which you can substitute for a product of equal or lesser value)

$169 Mini Starter Kit

  • Easy Events Clear-Mount Set*
  • Pennant Parade Wood-Mount Set*
  • Basic Black Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • Old Olive Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • Real Red Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • A4 Smooth Card Stock Assortment
  • Just Add Cake Designer Series Paper*
  • Chocolate Chip 1/2″ Scallop Dots Ribbon*
  • Notes Cards (20)
  • Clear-Mount Block C
  • Blender Pen (1)
  • SNAIL Adhesive
  • Business supplies
  • + Special bonus of a stamp set that is available from the next mini (this is available only from demonstrators like me, who attended regional training – only available for the next two weeks!!)

*New to the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalogue

To sign up you simply fill in the form on my DBWS here – just click ‘Join now’ and I’ll welcome you too my team!

What you do with your new demonstratorship is purely your business. You need to join as part of a team (ideally mine!!) and you can receive support to make the most of the opportunities available – TO SUIT YOURSELF. There is no penalty to stop being a demonstrator, and nothing special you need to do except to stop buying at a discount of nearly 20%. There is earning potential that comes from your sales and those of your potential recruits. But the best idea…..if you are still reading….is to contact me for a chat regarding the whole thing…….by e-mailing at… can read the full deal here 

All images © Stampin’ Up! 1990 – 2011

Retirement time…..and a chance to get your new catalogue order in…..

It is time to say goodbye to those stamps and accessories that haven’t made the cut into our new idea book and catalogue!! Sooooo you need to check very carefully NOW to see if there is anything you really can’t live without…..BECAUSE when they are sold out they will be gooooonnnneee forever and ever!!( I have noticed some things are already sold out…) So check this link here to see the updated list and e-mail me your order and I will arrange to have it delivered straight to your door. Now the other question people have is about discounts on these items…..and I can say YES!! – once again Stampin’ Up! have discounted some of this merchandise which will only make it sell out more quickly…, go have a look!!PS Handy to have your catalogue nearby….)

E – mail ;

While you are at it, pop a note in your order e-mail if you would like to have a new catalogue posted out when they come in…… add a note to your e-mail and I’ll let you know the cost – in most cases it will be $10 plus postage , or just $10 for locals who can pick them up……..make sure you are one of the first to get one…… again soon!!

All images © Stampin’ Up! 1990 – 2011

Edited to add……the following items are now sold out…I will attempt to keep you informed

Antique Brass Jumbo Eyelets
Metallic Eyelets
Pewter Jumbo Eyelets
Photo Corners Punch
Spiral Punch
Star Punch

Sanded [wood-mount]
Full Calendar [wood-mount]
Bashful Blue 12″ x 12″ Card Stock
Early Espresso 12″ x 12″ Card Stock


I am back……..LOL….well things are settling down a bit here and wanted to show you this cutie. My bonnyrigg girls get together once a month and invariably need to top up their supplies. This is a lovely group of friends who just ooze love and friendship for each other and so when they order, they share the freebies. They have a library of hostess sets that they all pass around and the rest of the hostess dollars goes towards something that they will all share. They often leave it as a surprise and I order and distribute the freebies…..always fun to rat through your order bag and find out what freebie you ended up with this month LOL!! This is the last order for the current mini and I couldn’t resist working it out so they each got one of these cute stamps…..hope they aren’t reading this before I see them Friday night LOL!! Liiiizzzzz…..are you working tonight LOL!?! Anyway, the other little surprise I usually give them is the tag I make for their orders, I try something new each time and set them up so they can untie them and ad them to their stash for reuse on a gift they give to a friend……..This cute little hello blossom stamp is just adorable and goes so nicely with the free offer of ribbon and button pack that goes with orders over $100…..only a few days left on that one…….1st of August will see the retirement list advertised…..get in quick!!

I will show you the cards we have been making this month over the weekend…..take care ’til then!!

All images © Stampin’ Up! 1990 – 2011

A great way to buy your inkpads……and with a gift with purchase, why not grab ’em now!

Now here is something I learned this week, after nearly a year of this Stampin’ Up! catalogue and I only just figured this out!! If you buy a whole colour family of inkpads you save money …..yep for just $94.95 for 10 inkpads, or in the neutral family just $75.95 for 8 pads. At the regular price of $11.95 each you actually save a bundle……NOT only that, but check out how they are delivered!! They come in a sturdy white carton that is designed to store them in. The lid folds back on the box to leave them on a very nice angle to grab them out for easy use………if you’d like to take advantage of this cool system of ink pad purchase, just drop me a line at and I can order them for you today…..oh, and the other exciting thing is that this month if you spend over $100, you are going to get a gift with purchase.

Check out the ribbon and buttons you receive when you spend $100 on any catalogue items…..

Deals of the week and stamp camp update……

    Ok… Stampin’Up! is ramping up the excitement heading for a new catalogue later in the year by offering amazing specials each and every week of May.

This week (available until the 11th of May) are the following offers…..

Item Page Description Regular Price Sale Price
121578 37 Tag Alongs Wood-Mount Set $31.95 $19.17
120468 59 More Monkey Accessories Clear-Mount Set $23.95 $14.37
121550 59 More Monkey Accessories Wood-Mount Set $29.95 $17.97
120003 75 Cottage Garden Clear-Mount Set $24.95 $14.97
119163 75 Cottage Garden Wood-Mount Set $32.95 $19.77
121494 98 Compliments to the Chef Wood-Mount Set $35.95 $21.57

If you are keen to take advantage of these this week, pop me an e-mail and get them off to you as quick as a whip…….you will need to grab these by next Wednesday – once that day comes around, the stock will go back up in price if it doesn’t sell out first – yep the specials are only while stock lasts…..

Now stamp camp info…..

1. If you have not already done so, your $100 deposit must be paid for so we can start to get the stock and deposits paid… me via e-mail if you need to check on this.

2. The remainder $130 needs to be paid by the 21st May, so we can just be free to have fun …..just 4 weeks out! How exciting…….

3. If you would like to place an order with me (as in my customers attending stamp camp) and you spend over $100, I will shout you the postage…… now why would you order? You probably need to be planning your projects – what about organising a list of cards you need to have made before the end of the year or an album you have been meaning to start. Work out your colours schemes and order your stock ready to go. Oh, and do’t forget you will need to bring basic supplies with you, such as adhesives……it would be helpful to have dimensionals, regular snail, glue dots and some sticky strip – why not add those too………all ready for an extremely creative weekend………