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2011 Stampin’ Up! Retirement List (Australian)

I simply cannot believe how time flies by – it’s been a year since our new catalogue came out (well, really, our soon-to-be-old catalogue) and now it’s time to say goodbye AGAIN!  As always happens on the eve of every new Stampin’ Up! catalogue I’ve seen, hundreds of products from the 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalogue will retire.  Now is your opportunity to buy the “must-haves” on your wish list … before they’re gone!

You can check out the list HERE, and you’ll see some items are 25% off and a few are 40% off.  So sit down with a cuppa and peruse the list with pleasure 🙂  Remember too, items on the Retired List are only available while stocks last OR until 31 August 2011 (whichever comes first).

I’m sad to see some of my favourite stamp sets on the list – Friends 24/7, Eastern Blooms, Pun Fun and the Extreme Guitar/Extreme Surfboard stamp sets. 

But if you like Designer Series Paper and want to be prepared for Christmas this year – be excited!  Check out Jolly Holiday DSP – only $10.17 – that’s only $0.85 a sheet for 12 double sided sheets – BARGAIN!!  But hurry, this one is bound to fly off the warehouse shelves.

I’m also surprised to see some of the punches going 😦  and the Sanding Blocks (nooo!!) …

Anyhow, once you’ve made up your mind with what you “must have” (go on, you know you must!) – email me with your order at rachel.capps@yahoo.com.au.

Happy stamping 🙂

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Australia Flood Appeal

It has been an utterly devastating week for Queensland with the worst floods seen since 1974.  And now Victoria falls victim to the floods.  As our hearts ache for those who have lost their lives, their loved ones and the thousands of people who have lost their homes and livelihoods, our sincerest sympathy and prayers are with you. 

I don’t know about you, but I see the heart of the Australian people shining clear in every news broadcast.  Aussies will help in any way they can.  And the thousands of volunteers who are out there helping with the cleanup and recovery – they are true blue Aussie heroes.

Stampin’ Up! demonstrators have a long history of making a difference in the lives of others–especially when disaster strikes and the need is greatest. Nearly two years ago, we watched another tragedy unfold in Australia and we worked together to support the Bushfire Appeal. We’ve done it before and we can certainly do it again!

Please join with Stampin’ Up! by supporting the Australia Flood Appeal–a cause in which Stampin’ Up! will donate $2 AUD of the retail value of sales from any stamp set (with a retail value of $30 or more) sold in Australia and New Zealand from 15 January through 15 February to the State Emergency Services in Queensland.

Thank you.

December Frenzy !!

Here is one of my favourite Christmas cards that I’ve made this year.   I just love it!  And, you know, the sentiment is from the stamp set Teeny Tiny Sentiments.  I use Teeny Tiny Sentiments ALL THE TIME!  And it’s on special this month – from $62.95 to ONLY $31.48.  That is an incredible price!!!  Check out what else is on special by checking out the details below or clicking on the December Frenzy picture to the right.

I’ve also used the stamp sets En Francais (background), Delightful Decorations and Lovely as a Tree.  The En Francais was stamped in Crumb Cake, the ornaments are in Cherry Cobbler and the trees in Old Olive.  Wow.  This is a super colour combo for Christmas, don’t you think?

Now, you can’t see too well in my photos, but I’ve also sponged Champagne Shimmer paint all over the card and it looks GORGEOUS!! lol!

Now, the December Frenzy special runs all December, so now is the time to order up any last minute Christmas gifts.  And at this amazing prices, how could you not?!!

These are the promotion details, so you can click on the picture to see if anything on your wish list is there:

Contact me to place your order today!

Thanks for looking 🙂

Last Chance List – only while stocks last

The countdown officially begins!  It’s only a month until the new Stampin’ Up! Catalogue is launched in Australia (I’m so excited) … and today The Last Chance List is out (I’m so sad).  So make sure you order all the stamps, papers, inks and accessories you always imagined crafting with ASAP … because products listed are only available while stocks last.  And then they’re gone with the  …

Plus, in a rare promotion, select retiring products are up to 50 percent off! Don’t miss this last chance to get them.

Check out the list here

Email today with your order!

 Thanks for looking 🙂

New Autumn/Winter Mini & a Magical Pony

Yeah!  The Stampin’ Up! BIG SHOT has arrived in Australia!!  And exclusive dies, and clear-mount rubber stamps, and new style punches,  and 3 new In Colors!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’m sure you already know that the new Autumn/Winter Mini catalogue starts today … and it is FULL of amazing products!!  You can check it out here.  And check out my specials on the right hand column! 

This is a card I made as a swap for a recent and lovely training day.  I had to have this stamp set from the new Mini … Pony Party!  My 5 year old daughter has stamped it more than I have, lol!  As I made this card for a swap, I had the chance to play with a few variations.  All the swaps were made using the colours Pretty in Pink and Elegant Eggplant.  I’ve masked the pony to give a eggplant-night sky.  I also masked the wings, twice.  The difference on this card is that I’ve coloured in the pony’s mane with my marker pens.

On every card I also used the Dreams coordinating wheel in White Craft ink on the background Elegant Eggplant card stock.  The difference on this card is that I’ve coloured in the pony’s mane with my blender pens.

I used Dazzling Diamonds on every card too – how can there be no bling on a magical card?!?  The difference on this card is that I’ve sponged Pretty in Pink in the sky and coloured in the stars with Bashful Blue.

Thanks for looking 🙂

Last day of Sale-a-bration & Summer Mini

Well, today is the last day of Sale-a-bration and the Summer Mini.  If you haven’t yet received all the Sale-a-bration stamp sets you want, then today is your last chance to purchase $100 worth of product to earn one more Sale-a-bration stamp set on your wish list.  Please email me before 10.00pm today with your last Sale-a-bration order!

As promised, this is another card I made using the emboss resist technique.  I love the birdcage from Happy Moments that I’ve used on this card!  The birdcage is sooo sweeeet 🙂  And I also love the “hello” sentiment, from the Hello Again stamp set.  Today is also the last day of the Summer Mini Catalogue, and so it’s also the last day you can purchase Hello Again.  The flowers on the background were sparkled up with a touch of Tombow glue and some Olive Fine Supernova glitter – I love bling!

This is another card from the same class – I encourage trying different images and products in classes from what I have available.  In this card, I changed the Fine Supernova glitter to Orange.  Naturally, the Orange coordinates perfectly with this card!

Thanks for looking 🙂

Sale-a-bration Summer calendars

These are the calendars I made as free gifts to all my guests who were kind enough to join me for my Sale-a-bration Summer mystery party.  Thanks again to everyone who came along – it was lovely to create with you!

I made these calendars with the Kaleidoscope DSP paper (available in the Summer Mini) and based the calendars around the colours from this bright DSP.  So I based my gifts largely around the Bold Brights colour family, even though Kaleidoscope colours are Tempting Turquoise, Green Galore, Summer Sun, Only Orange, Pink Passion and Pixie Pink.  I really love this flower paper from Kaleidoscope!

I also used the so so so versatile Sale-a-bration stamp set, Vintage Labels, for the calendars.  This is my new favourite stamp set!  If you too would like to own Vintage Labels, then email me today with your order over $100 and you can have it for FREE!  Check out all the Sale-a-bration stamp sets you earn for FREE here – you only have to spend over $100 to earn one – NO LIMITS!

Thanks for looking 🙂