Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Last days for Last Chance! + win PRIZES!

There are just a few more days left for the current 2010-11 Idea Book and Catalogue, so it's time to take one last good look at the Retiring List to check for must-have stampin' goodness!

I tried to make another sorted list from the Excel file, without success, so I have included the link here to the PDF showing all the retired items and their availablility.  CLICK HERE for the list!  An "X" in the Availability column means the product has *Sold Out*, sorry!

If you're a visual person like myself, you probably know the sets more by their images rather than their names, so it might be a good idea to have your catalogue nearby and flick through it, crossing off retiring items as you go.  Yes, there is a lot of lovely stuff disappearing, don't miss them...  Don't forget there are two stamp sets on offer as prizes, you'll get a ticket for each $50 spent on any order that includes at least one retiring item.  Hurry, competition must close with last orders on August 31st!

Hopefully I'll be back in soon to show some of the creations I made at the INKlings Team Weekend last week - but first there is an assignment or two calling my name...!

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

List is shrinking, day by day... + Stampin' Crop day THIS SATURDAY 13th August

Hello everyone,
Just a quick update to post a list of items that are now SOLD OUT and unavailable to order from the Retirement List:

Sanded  [wood-mount]
Full Calendar  [wood-mount]
Bashful Blue 12" x 12" Card Stock
Early Espresso 12" x 12" Card Stock
Antique Brass Jumbo Eyelets
Metallic Eyelets
Pewter Jumbo Eyelets
Spiral Punch
1-3/8" x 5/8" Oval Punch
Photo Corners Punch
Star Punch

A bit of info about the 12x12 cardstock, you'll notice on the PDF or sortable Excel list that it is not strictly retiring, but will be reconfigured.  12x12 cardstock is returning to packs of 20 smooth (single colour) or 20 textured (color family pack, 2 sheets each of 10 colours).  The packs given in the list, aside from the Espresso and Bashful that are now sold out are 12 sheet packs, 6 sheets of smooth and 6 sheets of textured per pack in a single colour, for $13.95.  In future, to get 6 textured sheets in a single colour, you'll need to buy *3* colour family packs, an expensive and potentially wasteful prospect.  If you're a fan of Tempting Turquoise, don't miss the chance to nab some at 25% off, just $10.46 a pack.

So, I do recommend that if you have some favourite colours in textured, that you stock up now!   Similarly for ribbons, the styles are staying and the colours are current, but the colours in each style will be more mixed up.   Several of the ribbons are discounted, and if you are planning any large projects using ribbon, such as invites, make sure to stock up while you can!

I'm placing orders practically every day to give you the best chance of getting retirement items before they are gone.    Remember also that you'll get a ticket in the draw for the prize of the Level 2 Hostess Set, Fast and Fabulous, and I'm adding a second prize of your choice from selected Level 1 hostess sets.

In other news, Stampin' Crop Days have shifted to the SECOND Saturday of the month, making August's THIS COMING Saturday, 13th August.  These days are a casual social occasion where you can chat, stamp, soak up inspiration, learn a technique or two, or work on whatever you need to catch up on.  The cost for the day is $15, and includes a light lunch, use of my tools, stamps and equipment, and casual instruction.  Places are limited, so I'd appreciate it if you RSVP to me on 0403 175 790 or email me ahead of time.  Location is in Cherrybrook, time is 10-5pm, and new stampers are always welcome!

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

It's a RETIREMENT Party! Get 'em before they're gone... WIN Level 2 Hostess Set, "Fast and Fabulous"

The Retirement List is up - and there are some surprises!  Click on the banner image just above to be taken to the PDF of the Retiring items list,  which will be updated daily to reflect availability.  It's organised by category, and you can instantly pick out the extra special bargains, with some items reduced by 40%! 

Please dig out your wishlists and catalogue, grab a cuppa and a sweet treat, and browse through to make your choices while stocks last.  Some items will be limited in availability, so it would be advisable to have a reserve item or two in case your first choices are no longer available when your order is placed.

Stamp Highlights:  These are items I know have been popular, and on a few wishlists - but there's lots more, so be sure to check!
  • Sanded, Bella Toile and Calendar Background stamps - these are verstatile and will be missed!  They are on page 87 of the current catalogue
  • Occasional Greetings - full of the most used occasion sentiments, p 19
  • Gifted - just in time for Christmas cards and quick tags, and a whopping 40% in both wood and clear mounts  (be super quick for this to avoid missing out) page 21
  • Christmas Classics - (!)  A bit of a shock this one, jog your memory by looking at page 28
  • Kimono Kids - sob!  page 42
  • Cheep Talk - beautiful bird and branch set, page 50
  • Beware Pirates - another shock, it's a must have set for those tricky older boys - and 25% off
  • Just Cricket, Extreme Surfboard and Extreme Guitar - more great boy stamps - be quick I reckon!  Check out page 53
  • Choo Choo, the matching track wheel and Forest Friends - pages 62/3
  • Eastern Blooms and Scribble This!  p66/7
  • Dreams du Jour - p81 and 25% off too... and Friends 24/7 on page 82!!
  • Priceless and Fresh Cuts on pages 90/1
  • Most of the wheels that go with retiring matching stamps are going - typically rolling out the door.  Check the catalogue on pages 158/9 for the list, especially Neighbourhood, Stars, So Swirly, Scribble, Always in Bloom and Right on Track.
  • Spiral Binding (#39), Large Star (#41), Designer Label (#7), Photo Corners (#22), Oval (#14)

There are plenty of other treasures tucked away in the accessories section, including some Big Shot dies, ribbons (current colours, retiring styles, some 25% off), ALL of the Designer Series Papers and Simply Scrappin Kits (some 40% off).  There are lots of cardstock items that will be reconfigured, so don't panic when you see those.

Go into the draw to win!
All retirement list orders of $50 or more will go into the draw for a brand new, unmounted Level 2 Hostess Set, "Fast and Fabulous" - this is a set earned with a $600 workshop, so it's a great opportunity to win!  You will receive one entry in the draw for each $50 spent (before postage/handling).  You can check out this great set on page 13, and click here to see the gallery on Splitcoast showing the gorgeous cards you could be making with it!

I'll be sending out a newsletter next, so please forward it to any stampin' friends who might like to have a look through.

Postage and Handling:
All orders that can be collected from me at Cherrybrook will pay the 5% postage and handling rate, and all orders being sent directly to you will pay the minimum charge of $5.95, or 5%, whichever is the greater amount.  I can have orders posted anywhere within Australia!

How to Place an order?
You can call me on (02) 9484 9447 or 0403 175 790 or email me at  I can accept cash, cheque (subject to clearance), direct deposit, Mastercard and VISA payments. 

Happy Browsing, I do hope you can nab the retiring sets you've been wishing for during the year, they are mighty hard to get hold of when they're gone...