Monday, 15 June 2015

New Catalogue Goodness

Hi everyone,
The new 2015-16 Annual Catalogue is now live and ready to order from, both in hardcopy book form and via my Demonstrator website Online Shop - just click the Shop Now button to the right hand side.  If you would like your own copy of the catalogue to flick through (and add tape flags to build your inevitable wish list!), just contact me on michelle.dyson@bigpond.com.  I can send one to you anywhere in Australia for $5 including postage.

Here are some cards I made using a new Hostess Set, Floral Wings.  It's a 2-step Stampin' set, and comes in photopolymer for easy layering.  Very effective for quick cards.  The design is a CASE of on of the lovely Alison Barclay's cards, I love her style!  The greetings are from a new set called Cottage Greetings, and you can see that it has pretty much all the most common card-giving occasions covered.  There is a card kit that co-ordinates with this kit, and I'm thinking of running a class on it - more details to follow.


If you have sharp eyes, you might see a new punch, Washi Label - it proved very useful to cover over a couple of tiny ink smudges thus saving the cards.  Always a good thing!

Tuesday, 2 June 2015




Today is a very special day!  For TODAY only, Tuesday 2nd June, there is an overlap for three different catalogues.  It's the LAST DAY to order from both the 2014/15 Catalogue and the Occasions Catalogue, and the FIRST day you can order from the new 2015/16 Catalogue.  There's also new goodies on the Weekly Deals page and the ever-popular Clearance Rack!

So - you can check out the remaining goodies on the Retirement List and get new products as well!  There are some items that are INCREASING in price in the new catalogue, INKPADS and REINKERS are one example.  Old prices apply TODAY, from tomorrow the 2015/16 prices will apply.

There are also changes to the way Hostess Benefits are calculated, so if you have a big wishlist from any catalogue today, totalling $300 or more it's your last chance to receive at least $50 to spend in any of the three catalogues.  From tomorrow, a sliding scale starting at 10% of order value kicks in.

The best way to take advantage of this serendipitous overlap is to use the convenient Online Ordering System - click this link to visit my online store:  http://www3.stampinup.com/ECWeb/default.aspx?dbwsdemoid=4000986

Stampin' Up have been busy moving things into new categories, but everything is searchable by name and item number, so if you can't find it browsing, it's still there to order.

If you're placing an order of less than $300, here is a Hostess Code for you to add to your order in the box provided during checkout
TNJUGZ3W
I'll draw a random name from the shoppers who use the code for a special prize...
If you're taking advantage of the last chance under the old Hostess Rewards system with an order of $300 or more, don't use the code.

Any questions?  Give me a yell on 0403175790 and I'll help you sort out the best way for you.

Happy Hunting,
xx Michelle

Monday, 23 February 2015

Someone slow down the year! Party Time fun and some new Catalogues to browse

Hooley dooley!  Between kids school stuff, Rural Fire Brigade stuff and an unexpected bonus of full-time teaching work for this term, I was well and truly ready for a weekend away stamping with friends!

I visited scenic Canberra for the Party Time Event on Saturday just gone, it was held at the luxurious Hyatt Hotel.  I drove down with a couple of fellow demos and we had a great time!

We played with a few tools and techniques that I haven't worked with much on my own, so it was a nice opportunity to try something new.

One of the cards used Blendabilities, the new Stampin' Up! Alcohol ink markers.  They work in a very similar way to the Copic markers you may be more familiar with, but with colour trios carefully matched to our cardstock and water-based ink colours.  I now have the confidence to dig in and have a play with these amazing tools.  They can be used for colouring images like the flower above, but did you know they can also be used to colour pearls, buttons, rhinestones etc to  match your project?  Amazing!

And, you might notice I have put up links and cover images to the current Occasions Catalogue and Sale-a-bration catalogues (at long last, my bad!) - inside you can find new colours (in addition to the colours in the main catalogue) and there are a range of colours you can choose for FREE with any $90 spend in any catalogue.

Clicking the cover images to the catalogue will send you to my Mediafire account where you can download them.  Or, give me a call or drop me a message and I can post out hard copies.  Or, if you want to try the fabulous online shop, click the square 'shop now' button.  Don't forget to check the Weekly Deals and Clearance Rack sections for some super bargains.