Sunday, 28 June 2015

July 2015 Auckland Extravaganza




Oh, I am so excited to announce the upcoming Extravaganza event on July 25th. Mark your diaries now! This is the first time I will be involved in this much anticipated event (I believe there are 3 of these each year) put on by Stampin' Up! demonstrators from the Creative Inkers Team.

What is an Extravaganza?

It is a creative and fun afternoon where you get to spend it with like-minded people, and where you get to stamp and create some wonderful projects.  During that time you will make five projects.  This  includes some cards and 3D projects.  You will get to try some of Stampin’ Up!’s newer products and learn some new techniques.   The event starts at 12.30pm, with doors opening at 12pm giving you a chance to look at some of the displays and samples which are there to inspire you. You are welcome to bring along your camera and take photos.
Enjoy an afternoon tea, plus go in the draw to win one of our many fabulous spot prizes. There will also be a separate prize draw for anyone who places an order on the day.

This event gets booked out - no wonder since it is great value, great fun, and great company! So book in with me NOW and double the fun by bringing a friend along too - you won't regret it. peppertime123@gmail.com

Details:

When: Saturday 25th July
Time: 12:30pm – 5:15pm, doors open at 12pm.
Where: Central Auckland
Cost: $35 for five projects
What to bring: Your own basic kit – adhesives, scissors, etc. and a drink bottle.
(to avoid spills, there are no cups allowed on the crafting tables)

Places are limited, so make sure you register ASAP to avoid disappointment.  Payment is required when you book to confirm your place.  You will be given more information about where it is and what to bring, once you book.
peppertime123@gmail.com


Friday, 26 June 2015

Celebrate Today




What do you do at 1.30am and you realised you haven't got a birthday card for your son? Of course, you just whip one up! LOL. How do you get inspiration at that time of the day? Easy peasy - the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue 2015-16 is not just a catalogue of craft products, it is brimming with ideas and samples, so you can copy as it is or modify with your own spin on it. And then there are challenges online and in craft online groups to inspire you too. Such as the ColorQ challenge:





So with just a few minor changes, I have made the card on page 102 of the Annual Catalogue my own. Even at some crazy hour in the morning where no shops are opened for you to rush out to purchase a card because you know your boy is totally expecting it when he wakes up as a brand new six year old boy :-)



Now just a quick reminder, you can join Stampin' Up! anytime, and June is especially a good time to join. Not only do you get $285 worth of SU! products of your choice for just $189, but in June only, you will also get any TWO stamps sets of your choice for free! Talk about getting more for your money. Also, we're just scratching the surface of benefits when we talk about product benefits - there are social benefits and the joy and sense of achievement one gets from being creative - at any time of the day ;-) So contact me to join Stampin' Up! or to purchase Stampin' Up! products or to experience
the joy of creating with Stampin' Up! products. Seriously, no experience required - let me show you how!


Monday, 22 June 2015

#punchitup Creative Challenge



My first completed 12x12 scrapbook page! I couldn't truthfully say my first attempt, for I tried many times but each time after a couple of hours, I still haven't a completed page. Well, here it is at long last. Of course it needs to be framed up to be displayed at all times rather than closed in an album :-)

I like the idea of story telling scrapbook so I took some time journalling here:


A post in honour of the memory of my loving Mother-in-law. With all our love, M xx


Sunday, 21 June 2015

Little Letters Thinlits Home Card


It has been a wee while since I participated in challenges - so when I got inspired by two challenges and there are no other pressing deadlines for me to meet tonight (lol), I got stamping :-)

JAI#127: Just Add Typography




I am always admiring those typography wall art print at the shops so when I first saw the Just Add Ink #267 Challenge, I thought about it and knew it would be a challenge indeed for me to try and arrange all the words together. And sure enough, it was hard! I used the sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch #128. I am pleased with the end result, even if the stamping is a bit crooked here and there.





I was going to frame this little number for our home, but remembered that our new neighbours have just moved into their newly bought home this weekend. Three of our family friends, currently living very near us, are all moving, in the next week/months - one family going to the UK for a year (sob for us, but yay for the UK). So now I have a dilemma as to who to give this card to. Of course, I could just make up a few more, but all that word arrangement is a bit taxing for the brain at this hour of the night so I will just sleep on it :-)


Inside of the card


ps: All the photos were taken with Hubby's iPhone in the nightlight...so I may try to take photos of the card again in the day light tomorrow.




Blessings, and Happy Stampin'

M xx


Thursday, 18 June 2015

New 2015-16 Catalogue, Join in June and Awesomely Artistic


(click on the image to link to the online pdf copy)

Yay, the 2015-16 Annual Catalogue is here!!! If you haven't yet got one in your hands, email me with your postal details. Our catalogue is more than that - it is a great source of inspiration and layout and in fact, you can just CASE (copy and share everything) straight off the pages! Such as this card from page 125 using one of my top picks from this new catalogue, the Awesomely Artistic stamp set.



(excuse the quality of the photo taken on my mobile in inadequate lighting)

If you find that you have several things on your wish list, let me encourage you to book a party/workshop with me. Being a host has many rewards:
  1. Great Make and Take Projects
  2. Share some crafty goodness and fun with friends
  3. Connecting with friends 
  4. Great free Stampin' Rewards to get those must have items on your wish list
  5. Exclusive stamp sets that are only available to the host.

Now if your wish list is huge, then, have you considered joining my team?





Joining means you give yourself options - a business opportunity or discounted craft products. Regardless of your motivation, you get a fully customisable starter kit of any current catalogue items worth $285 for only $189. PLUS, in June only, you will also get two more stamp sets of your choice. What an awesome deal! And that's just the beginning. You will be well supported with team meetings, team stamp camp, convention (all optional). If you feel like you don't know many people who loves crafting as much as you do, then this is an awesome way to meet kindred stamping buddies! Email me for more information and FAQs :-)

Bless you, and Happy Stampin'!

M xx


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