Monthly Archives: March 2013


My Digital Studio or MDS is Stampin’ Up!’s software programme for digital scrapbooking and cardmaking as well as home decor, gifts and more! It can be used to make complete projects digitally or you can print portions of it to add to real world hybrid projects. Imagine being able to print your stamped images in any size you want!

MDS (item 130646) is now available to download for just $24.95!

OR you can choose to download a 30-day trial for free (item 130910)

Click here to read more about some of the oustanding features.

$24.95 is incredible value for such a versatile software programme  AND it comes with LOADS of included content.

Click the image below to see all the digital stamps, papers, embellishments and templates you’ll get for free.

There’s also a HUGE library of downloads and add-ons you can order instantly from my new online store – including bonus free ones!

Even better, there’s a fantastic My Digital Studio website full of tips, inspiration, videos, a blog and a forum so you’ll have plenty of help to get you started or to expand your skills when you’re more proficient.

Click image to visit the MDS website

Still need more to persuade you….try this cute video:





Online Ordering is here!

Now you can shop for Stampin’ Up! products 24/7 right from the comfort of wherever you happen to be! You can still earn the rewards and have orders shipped directly to you. And if you go through my links you can still support me and my business too – while also getting discounted preferred pricing for yourself. It’s a win all round. It’s quick, it’s easy, and it’s best learnt about by actually doing so click the button below to have a browse, make a wishlist and place your order whenever it suits you.

For future reference – I’ve added a ‘shop now’ button to the top of the sidebar to the right AND you can also shop directly through my Stampin’ Up! website.



Family holiday time!

Wonder hubby and I both turned 40 this year and we’re celebrating with a big overseas holiday with our boys.

We met last century while backpacking in the USA, went back there to get engaged and also honeymooned there so we have a bit of a soft spot for that big old place. We love to travel but just didn’t find it appealling with babies or small children so have hardly been anywhere in the past decade!  We realised a few years ago that this year would be the perfect year to hit the road again so we’ve been planning this trip for so long it’s hard to believe we’re actually going now.

We’ll be on the road for most of April, starting in Hawaii, then heading over for a road trip from Los Angeles to Arizona and back again in a great big circle. We’ll end the trip by doing all the big theme parks in California and we’re all so excited!

I will attempt to be in contact occasionally but can’t promise anything. This is a family trip after all. Have a wonderful month.



The Stampin’ Up! Business Opportunity

Would you like a family-friendly way to earn an income?

Does the idea of going into business for yourself without it being by yourself seem appealing?

Then it’s time you considered the Stampin’ Up Demonstrator Opportunity.

If you sign up by Friday you’ll get 25% extra value in your Starter Kit – and that will get you everything in my Bumper Suggested Starter Kit! Order by this Friday!

Click image for details. It also shows what you’ll get if you order after Sale-a-bration finishes on Friday.

I’ve been working really hard to expand my business and ALL demonstrators in my team will now be provided with a Worskhop Starter Plan that will include outlines and instructions for four complete workshops using the products in my suggested kit. And I’m working on a complete Training Package to help you make the most of being a demonstrator, right from the start.

The programme will likely include:

  • Four complete Workshop Starter Plans
  • Instructions for workshop projects
  • Online training videos
  • Webinars
  • Business Coaching advice
  • Dedicated training blog

I’ve even recorded a video to give you an idea of what to expect:

If you’re after more information I’ve recently updated some of the static pages of my blog and invite you to click on the following links to find out all there is to know about becoming a demonstrator:

Just some of my team, The Stampers Next Door
(l-r Jodie, Pauline, Michele, myself, Teena & Louise)

Contact me now for more information about the Starter Kit and becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.

Call me on 9705 2553, or send me an email



Extra Value Starter Kit – only until Friday

Until Friday you can choose $294 worth of products for your Starter Kit
and pay only $169.

It’s that simple.

(After Friday it’ll still cost $169 but you’ll get $235 worth of product instead.)

And you can get exactly what you want in your kit.

Have you been dying to get yourself a Big Shot?

Order one and it will cost $157.45 including postage.

Choose one as part of your $169 Starter Kit this week and you’ll get $144 worth of extras such as dies and embossing folders

at NO extra cost – not even shipping!

Or choose any of our other great catalogue products.

Anything you want up to $294 value

Sale-a-bration must end this Friday

The first five people to get me their $100+ order
can also choose to get $10 off OR free shipping!
One of those five will get both!

ORDER NOW or miss out on Sale-a-bration until 2014

Serene Silhouettes at sunset

Serene Silhouettes Wood $42.95 or Clear $33.95

I adore silhouette stamps and these are one of my favourites. They’re just irresistible. And I love stamping them in black over colour. The possibilities are literally endless.

This series of cards was made for my Catalogue Launch back in September so I thought it was time I shared them with those who couldn’t make it.
 THE PRINTABLE PHOTO RECIPE CARD IS AVAILABLE TO MY NEWSLETTER SUBSCRIBERS. Subscribe for free today and let me know you’d like this one.

I loved the first card so much I had to keep playing and made a couple of other variations using a different stamp and some Daffodil Delight grosgrain ribbon and the Itty Bitty Banners stamps and framelits (below).

If you like what you see leave me a comment to let me know.


His Awesomeness Stamps

Would you believe that his awesomeness had never stamped before? In five years of me being a demonstrator I don’t think he’s ever put ink to rubber, let along make a whole card by himself.

Well that’s all changed now. And here’s the proof!

It was Mother’s Day in the UK yesterday and since his mother is visiting from England he decided he should mark the day in style. And because I had some lovely ladies over for a class and had all the supplies out he took us by surprise and joined us at the table. It was certainly a novelty and caused much amusement.

But… although we mocked, what he created was rather impressive. It might have been based on one of my designs but the work was all by his own fair hands.


And it was very much appreciated and enjoyed by his mum. And that’s what counts. Mr Awesome strikes again!

I’m sure the Wonder Husband would appreciate a few comments on this one – go on, you know you want to.




Free Ink Pads For ALL New March Workshop Bookings

Last month I offered free ink pads for workshops booked on Wednesdays….

…see more information here.




I’ve opened up some new dates in March and still have the following free (as well as several weekday daytime), but you’ll have to get in quick!

Monday 11th (Labour Day)

Wednesday 13th
Thursday 14th
Saturday 16th
Sunday 17th
Friday 22nd

MARCH CLASS – Easter Goodies

Easter is early this year so it’s time to get making those little gifts and treats for the occasion. In this month’s class we’ll be making a card, a gift box and a yummy chocolate flower:

  Thursday 7th MARCH

8pm – 11pm


$20 per person OR $10 with discount*


Friday 8th MARCH

10am – 1pm


$20 per person OR $10 with discount*

Children able to entertain themselves in the next room are welcome!


Sunday 10th MARCH

2pm – 5pm


$20 per person OR $10 with discount*


The Tri-Shutter card features papers from the Birds of a Feather pack. And when it opens out there are some hidden surprises!

The mini milk carton is made using the Big Shot and is just perfect for filling with M&Ms or mini eggs so you can give just a small amount of chocolate  –  making it a great choice for those not wanting to overindulge or for the kids who’ll be getting bucket loads from everyone!


And finally, an elegant single ‘flower’ that’s good enough to eat! 

This project is my newly designed version of one I’ve been demonstrating at workshops lately (see below) – which was inspired by my friend Kathryn Manglesdorf from Adelaide.





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