Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Happy New Year! Well, the only way is UP right??

Well, we could have hoped for a better start to the year, what a shocker!! There have been fires, floods and snow across various bits of Australia since Christmas. The widespread flooding in several states, worst of all Queensland has put a literal damper on the lives of a great many people. Spirits remain high, despite the devastation and tragedy, as evidenced by the picture above - The bronze statue of "King Wally" outside his home ground of Suncorp Stadium, sporting some very weather-appropriate gear - he was literally swimming for a while there!  One of the great things about the community of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators is how they react in a crisis to do whatever they can to help. This is true also of the company itself - hence the information below about their efforts to fundraise for the victims.

From the Stampin' Up! Office:
Australia Flood Appeal

13 January 2011
As flood waters continue to inundate Australia in what has been described
as the worst flooding in 37 years, we express our deepest sympathies to
those who have lost loved ones and homes and to those whose lives have
been changed forever. We, like so many of you, feel a compelling need to
lend support to all those who have been affected.
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. Our hearts were touched as demonstrators, customers and friends
joined together in support of the Bushfire Appeal. We've done it before
and we can certainly do it again!

Please join with us 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.

Plus, there are still a few more days to get a FREE pack of Heart Shaped Sweet Treat Cups with purchase of the Full Heart punch or the Sweetheart stamp set:
Sweetheart Wood-Mount Set
Sweetheart Clear-Mount Set
Full Heart Punch
Purchasing the wood-mount set qualifies for the donation amount, plus you get a free bonus worth $6.50!
And/Or get your orders to me now, ready to be placed on the 25th January, when the biggest sales event of the year, Sale-a-bration, begins!  With each $100 spent in product, you can choose a free stamp set from a limited edition collection of four.  And, with every stamp set in your order worth $30 or more, Stampin' Up! will make the donation.  This fund-raising effort across Australia and New Zealand until 15th February has every potential to generate a very large amount of money for people in desperate need, so please do join me in making it a great success!  Contact me for details of the free stamp sets on offer, and polish up that wish-list today!  I can have orders delivered to your door anywhere within Australia, with postage from just $5.95