Stampin' Friendships - Kylie Bertucci

30 November 2016

'Awesomeness' - is that even a real word? Ummm - yeh it is! Especially when it relates to my amazing friend Kylie Bertucci.

I thought I might start blogging about all the special friendships I have made over the past 5 years I have been with Stampin' Up!. The first one will be with my close friend Kylie Bertucci. (Also because I had this card made for her over a month ago and really need to share it!)

Kylie and I met at a Stampin' Up! Convention in 2013, however we became close on our first Stampin' Up! Incentive Trip together to Utah - we had a blast during that trip and it really cemented our friendship. Since then we have travelled the world together with the Stampin' Up! trips and have supported each other while we grow our businesses and continue with the seasons of our life (not everything is about Stampin' Up! ya know!!) We talk or message daily and Kylie has been a huge support to me.

I made this for card for Kylie when she recently promoted to 'Platinum' title with Stampin' Up!. I am so proud of her and the hard work she has put into her business has paid off.

After our recent Onstage event in Brisbane a few weeks ago, Kylie is now ranked #8 in the world of Stampin' Up! - in which also places her #1 in Australia. WOW - what an amazing effort. Well done girlfriend. You truly do 'overwhelm me with your awesomeness'!

Kylie Bertucci and I in Brisbane this month:

During the Onstage event, I was talking to another demonstrator and she said "it's a funny thing this direct-sales business, because even though we are all friends, we are still in competition with each other" - and I agreed, because ultimately it is true. However, I have had time to process that comment and in the end we only rise by lifting others. Not only will our businesses grow, but so do our souls and we cannot do it all alone - in life or in business. Also, the friendships we make go far beyond ink and paper! 

Would you like to be part of the Stampin' Up! family and my team - the Tickled pINK Stampers? We are a wonderful group of like-minded crafters who lift each other up and enjoy our lives together, through friendships and our mutual love of all things craft! You can find out more by CLICKING HERE.

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The perfect gift - A Stampin' Up! Gift Certificate!

29 November 2016

Do you have a huge wishlist? Or are you looking for the perfect gift this Christmas? Why not be spoilt or spoil the crafty one you love with a Stampin' Up! Gift Certificate from me.

All certificates come in a lovely handmade folder, ready to be gifted to that someone special. One can only imagine the excitement when receiving one of these!

The Details:
  • My gift certificates are only available to Australian residents.
  • They are valid for 6 months and can be used on any current Stampin' Up! product.
  • Gift certificates do not include postage and handling costs from Stampin' Up!.
  • Please allow 7 business days to receive your certificate. 
How to order:
  • Contact me via email with all the details.
    Please provide your name, recipient's name, value you would like to spend and postal address to send the certificate.
  • Payment can be made via by bank deposit or Paypal.

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CASEing Connie Collins - Global Design Project

28 November 2016

I love it when we get to CASE team designers on the Global Design Project for 'CASE the Designer' challenge. This week we are getting our inspiration from the amazingly talented and super lovely Connie Collins from the US.

The definition of CASE: Copy And Share Everything
Put simply, we get our inspiration from a particular project or creation. For this challenge we can use ANY element. You might be inspired by the colours, the stamp set or the card layout. However you are inspired, why not play along this week?

I truly love (just about) everything in the catalogue, but the Birthday Blooms set is one I think I'll be using for years to come. I adore this set! It's hard to come up with something as gorgeous as Connie, but the flower really does all the hard work here.
Now head on over to the Global Design Project and be inspired for another week of stunning cards from the Design Team.

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Would like all the instructions to make this card? You can purchase the OCTOBER TUTORIAL BUNDLE and also receive another 11 beautiful projects from other talented demonstrators from around the world! CLICK HERE.

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INKspired Blog Hop #46

27 November 2016

Welcome to the INKspired Blog Hop this Sunday evening. You may have just hopped here from Maree McIntosh.

Every two weeks we have a sketch challenge and enjoy sharing our team creations with you. We have a great lineup this week, so please make sure you hop all the way around by hitting the next button at the bottom of the page. Here is this weeks sketch:

I am feeling way behind, which is generally the case this time of year! Everyone is getting ready to send Christmas cards and I have even started receiving some this week. I've noticed some people have their trees up and all their homes decorated. In my head I'm screaming "SLOW DOWN PEEPS - IT'S STILL NOVEMBER!" And here I am running like crazy to even get some sort of collection together to send to my beloved friends, family, team and customers. 

As you know I LOVE all the Project Life Card Collection packs. They are so beauiful and can make the most beautiful cards with limited time and fuss. I have used the Hello December 2016 pack on page 31 of the Holiday Catalogue.
I used the same sketch to create all four cards. These cards have no stamping and I have used the Christmas Trinkets Embellishments to them some little extra something special!
I'm not sure if you could tell from the above pictures, but I have also used the Fancy Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper. It's so gorgeous this paper and I used it for last weeks INKspired hop and have now can't get enough of it!
Have you started getting ready for Christmas? Are you one of those super-organised people who has everything out for Christmas already? If you are, I am jealous and we can no longer be friends! Hahaha. Jokes. We can still be friends, but you now need to come over and get me organised. I'll put the kettle on. :)

Next on the hop is the amazingly talented Barbara Williams

Product List. Click on the picture to visit my online store in Australia:

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My Tickled pINK Stampers Challenge

26 November 2016

When you join my Stampin' Up! Team, you are added to an amazing Facebook group called the Tickled pINK Stampers. This is my team name and every week we have a fun challenge with a theme and each week I choose a winner.

I like to start sharing these projects with you because they are amazing and we have a wide range of stampers in our team - from seasoned stampers to beginners. We all encourage each other and enjoy sharing our creativity.

Gorgeous bag made by Leigh Brown

Stunning rose card created by Judy Southam

Cute cupcake card by Nicole Anderson

An awesome birthday card created by Melinda Brown

Pretty birthday created card by Lissa Carter

Adorable penguin card by Leigh Brown

Super cute and clever baby card by Lyn Potts

Do you live in Australia and would you like to join our Tickled pINK Stampers team and share your creative flare with like-minded crafters? To find out more CLICK HERE about joining.

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My Story - Joining Stampin' Up!

25 November 2016

As you know, I generally don't do blog posts about joining. So why today? Well,  I've been asked a couple of time lately about why I joined and I thought I would share some of my own Stampin' journey with you. 

The Beginning: Free Product! I joined Stampin' Up! in 2011 after being a customer for two years and finally taking the leap. My goal was to get some of my craft supplies for free with the Starter Kit and continue to get them at a discount. I held a couple of small classes with my family and friends and it was never with the intention of running a craft business!

In 2012 I attended my first convention in Canberra and I was in awe of this amazing company, its generosity, its core values and the spark it created in me - I came home with stamp sets, a bag, new product, a new catalogue and made some projects. I also came home with new friendships.  That same year Stampin' Up! announced the next Incentive Trip was to their Headquarters in Utah, USA and I knew I just couldn't miss it. I jumped up came home with a plan to earn that trip! I hosted workshops, classes, attended markets and craft shows and finally on the last day earned the trip.

The Middle: Since then I have earned three more incentive trips and all of them have been out-of-this-world. Never in a million-trillion years would I have ever believed I would be part of a company that would allow me to craft and travel the world! Not just travel the world, but in style, and to destinations that I thought I would NEVER see.... Utah and the company manufacturing facility in Kanab, the biggest cruise ship in the world, Hawaii and the Mediterranean are now firmly ticked off my 'things to do' list! 

The Now: In the last 12 months my darling husband, Daniel and I have relocated our family to Kiama (south of Sydney) after selling our home & air conditioning business - talk about stressful! We have now started to settle in and I have again over-run our house with papers, stamps and all things Stampin' Up!. It feels good to be back in the groove! Another major change is to be doing things more online than face to face. A challenge for sure, but in this day and age of internet access it is far easier for my team and my customers to access me for questions, answers and any assistance they may need from me. 

Why an earth am I telling you all this? Because I want you to feel connected with me. That I am just a craft-a-holic like you! You don't need to earn trips or run a business (though there's nothing stopping you) but you can easily join to get your craft products at a discount. You will also  join a group of like-minded, positive, fun crafters who will make you feel welcome.

The other reason? I am looking for lovely people to join my team. Our team is called 'Tickled pINK Stampers.'  (You don't even need to like the colour pink; I promise I'll get over it! LOL)

DO YOU HAVE A WISHLIST MORE THAN $169? .....I bet you do!

You can join for $169 and receive $235 worth of product. That's $66 for FREE.


Since there is absolutely no pressure or requirement to purchase more or stay on as a demonstrator after the Starter Kit, it really is a FANTASTIC DEAL - with NO STRINGS!

Q1. Does the $169 include GST
A: Yes. You only spend $169 and it includes shipping too!

Q2. Is it really true that I get to choose my own product?
A: Yes. You choose what you want in your Starter Kit from any current catalogue.

Q3. Do I have to do parties, classes, workshops or demonstrations?
A: NO. You can do as little or as much as you want with Stampin' Up!

Q4. After I join is there any pressure to buy more?
A: No. There really isn't. If you do not want to buy another thing there is no pressure to.

Q5. What is the ongoing discount do I get if I join?
A: You will always get 20% discount on all future orders.. That's right, you always get a 20% discount on every order!

Q6. Do I get a fine or penalty if I decide to leave?
A: No. If you decide for any reason you don't want to continue with Stampin' Up! you simply don't place an order - simple as that. There are no penalties.

Other perks: The best one is you get to see and order new products early! If you would like to see the products from the upcoming Occasions catalogue and also have the opportunity to buy them earlier, you can!

Have more questions? You are welcome to contact me via email by CLICKING HERE.

Have you selected your $235 worth of product already? Great! You can get your Starter Kit delivered to your door! Click the Join Now button below and enjoy $66 of free product.

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International Visual Blog Hop

23 November 2016

Welcome to our International Visual Blog Hop. We have all created this gallery of projects for you to be inspired by! We would love it if you could visit every one of our blogs and see a close up of our projects. Our theme this month is LOVE. You can see the gallery below and this will be on every blog that you click on so you will never be lost.

I know my own project today isn't red and white, romancey or all 'lovey-dovey', however it has been made with tons of love for my dear friend Angela Meiritz-Reid. No reason really, there doesn't always need to be a reason does there? I made because she is just such a beautiful, inspiring lady, who supports and loves everyone. 
I used the Garden in Bloom stamp set and you may not have seen this lovely paper before, but it's from another one of my favourite products - the Hello Lovely Project Life Card Collection. I also 'cased' (copy and selectively edit) Jess Williams and her brilliant idea of stamping on the Fancy Frost Designer Paper!

Thanks for visiting my blog today, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration you don't want to miss. We know that you will love our gallery of projects made from Stampin' Up! Demonstrators around the world!

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Tutorial Bundle - November

22 November 2016

The November Tutorial Bundle is now available and just like the last two, it is amazing! I have teamed up with 11 other amazingly talented Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from around the world to create a monthly Tutorial Bundle.

The tutorials have so many great ideas and techniques with step by step instructions and extra pictures. Great for beginners and also seasoned papercrafters, also perfect for other Stampin' Up! Demonstrators to get some ideas for classes, events etc!

The bundle is available in both Metric and Imperial measurements.

Here is the sneak peek of what you can expect this month:

$20AUD for 12 Tutorials

Get it for FREE!
If you live in Australia and spend $50 at my online shop you will receive the November Tutorials for free!

The August, September and October Tutorial Bundles are also still available for purchase. You can see them >here<. 
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