Stampin' Up! So Very Much 2017 Saleabration stamp set - time is running out!

I love this big 'thankyou' stamp from the Stampin' Up! So Very Much stamp set in the 2017 Saleabration catalogue. These were the thank you cards for last months online hostess club customers. Just place an online order using this months hostess code and you can receive a card too.

Stampin Up So Very Much Thank you card for Saleabration 2017. Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I have gold embossed the greeting onto Shimmery White cardstock. The beautiful background paper is from the Falling in Love Designer Series Paper. Just a few bits and pieces of embellishments finish off the card (see all the links below for product I have used). 

Stampin Up So Very Much Thank you card for Saleabration 2017. Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

The beautiful metallic gold flecked ribbon is one of the Saleabration choices too. You get  Pack which has 6.4m of the gold flecked and 6.4m of the silver flecked. Awesome ribbon!!

Stampin Up So Very Much Thank you card for Saleabration 2017. Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

 

I think this Falling in Love Designer paper would be perfect for scrapbook pages, wedding and engagement projects and much more. It's just so pretty, Find it HERE in my online store.

Falling in Love DSP Stampin Up - Available in my Online Stiore

I love the Classic Label punch I have used for the 'so very much' smaller part of the sentiment too. It too me a little while to warm to it, but now I have it I LOVE it! It's a more modern version of the Word Window punch for me, and is perfect for those smaller sentiments. You can view it HERE in my online store.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. See you back here again soon,

Claire

Classic label Punch from Stampin Up - available in my Online StoreDon't forget - just 16 days to earn those Saleabration bonus products (see my post below re the list of what you can choose).

Also just 16 days to take advantage of this fabulous offer to join Stampin' Up! and save over 60% - more details HERE.

 

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Stampin' Up! Moon Baby and Paper Piecing Technique

A lovely friend recently had a baby girl, so I got to make a girly card. This was lots of fun since I have a house full of boys here. I turned to the lovely Stampin' Up! Moon Baby stamp set from the 2017 Occasions Catalogue. This stamp set has been proving very popular for colouring, but I decided to use the paper-piecing technique instead.

Stampin Up Moon baby  card, Occasions 2017, paper piecing technique. Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

The beautiful Sweet Sugarplum Gingham paper is from the Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper. There's also a little bit of the Falling in Love DSP in there (the small banner piece behind the banner and paper-pieced in the umbrella.

Stampin Up Moon baby  card, Occasions 2017, paper piecing technique. Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Here's a look at the lovely Moon Baby stamp set.

Moon Baby Stamp Set from Stampin Up - perfect for baby cards. Available in my online store.I hope you like today's card. You can check out all the supplies I have used to make this card using the link at the end of the post.

 

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Saleabration & Monthly Hostess Code

Just 18 days left to earn your choice of these free goodies with a $90 order. If you are placing your order online (see three ways to order HERE), then don't forget to use this months Hostess Code to get a free extra gift in April.

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Saleabration Freebies available until March 31st 2017. Choose one with each $90 in an order.

 Oh and if you want the absolute best deal of all - don't miss the amazing offer to join up as a happy hobby demonstrator! Details HERE.

Join Stampin Up as a hobby in Australia. Ask me how.

Thanks for popping in today. See you back here again soon,

Claire

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My Mum's Stampin' Up! Birthday Card.

Special Mum = special birthday card! It's fun to go all out on a special card sometimes, and my Mum definitely deserves that!

Stampin Up Flourish Thinlits Birthday card using Rose Wonder stamp sets and Falling In Love deisgner paper. Occasions 2017 Catalogue. Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I went for the pretty colours of Sahara Sand and Blushing Bride with a touch of gold. The background paper is from the Falling in Love DSP pack (links to all products at the end of the post) and it's on a base card of Sahara Sand. There's also a little of an a coordinating sheet of paper behind the lace doily.

Stampin Up Flourish Thinlits Birthday card using Rose Wonder stamp sets and Falling In Love deisgner paper. Occasions 2017 Catalogue. Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I have cut the floral die cut from Blushing Bride cardstock using the Flourish Thinlits and my BigShot. The gold embossed greeting is from Rose Wonder stamp set. A few coordinating embellishments finish off the card.

Stampin Up Flourish Thinlits Birthday card using Rose Wonder stamp sets and Falling In Love deisgner paper. Occasions 2017 Catalogue. Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Got a Big Stampin' Up! Wish List?

Why not take advantage of the awesome Starter Kit deal on at the moment until March 31st (only 23 days left)? You can join just for yourself as a hobby - no parties, no obligations, just lots of products and fun! For just $169, you can get:

  • $235 of anything you like in either catalogue
  • 2 extra free stamp sets up which can add up to $179 to the value of your kit
  • FREE postage
  • FREE catalogues (8 Annual, 8 Occasions)
  • Me and my fabulous team to support, guide and inspire you. 

Find out all the information you need HERE or contact me for an obligation free chat or to have any questions answered by completing this form.

 

Have a great day. See you back here again tomorrow,

Claire

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Five Ways Stay at Home Mums can build their business skills and earn and income from a low outlay online home based business.

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First, let me tell you my story ....

This is me, in 2006, with my two beautiful children.

They had both taken a while to conceive (the first over 3 years), which to me gave me a feeling of wanting to hold on tighter (although I now know every parent holds on that tight). Up until having children my employment had been a big part of my life. I had worked in state Health Departments in both practitioner and management positions in nutrition and health promotion, as well as in the Anti Cancer Council and Heart Foundation.  I loved those jobs, worked hard and had developed great skills in many areas. But then came children.

I am sure that every Mum (and probably many Dad's) have that feeling that nothing else matters once their children come along. That deep feeling of wanting to be there to help them grow and develop  and navigate their way in their early years before they start school. I just don't think I was prepared for the depth and strength of those feelings.

We don't all have the luxury of being able to manage on one income (my family certainly didn't), so it can be a real dilemma about what to do with work. I tried to go back to work part time. Work at that stage was my own private practice as a Dietitian. I could set my own hours as I owned the practice, but it also meant hiring more staff which meant more work behind the scenes. It also meant leaving the home, which meant juggling child-care (and a few arguments with my husband about who's work was more important when one of my children were unwell and couldn't go to childcare - I am sure many can relate).

In late 2006, my world came crashing down when my brother died suddenly. The grief exacerbated my working mum's exhaustion and I just wanted to hold on even closer to my children, having lost a family member who I adored and had grown up with. I needed a break from my practice, and decided to take one years leave to have some time at home with my children just enjoying them and life. Scrapbooking was a really important part of my relaxation and therapy at this time. I had started scrapbooking in 2002 when my first child was 6 months old. I loved it, but during the time after my brothers death it was even more important to me. I journaled about my children, my brother and how much I missed him and also about my life (so it was written down for my own children). This time was so healing for me.

It didn't take long for my entrepreneurial streak to raise it's head again though. I had enjoyed using stamps in my scrapbooking, and one day came across an advertisement for Stampin' Up! in Creating Keepsakes magazine. It had only been in Australia about 6 months and I loved the products, so bought the kit to save some money on some stamps. 

That was 10 years, 2 months and 3 days ago.

I didn't really intend for any of this to happen, but in that time I have built a thriving business entirely from home, which exceeds the income I was earning in healthcare. It's not the money though. It is HOW I have been able to do that which has been the greatest gift to my family. It just suited us so perfectly (no more child care arguments) and most of all. met my needs to have something for myself and to to be continually learning new things and building on my business and employment related skills. 

All for the price of my Stampin' Up! Starter kit (which at $329 back then was more expensive than it is now at just $169).

If you and your family are looking for a way to add a second income, DON'T dismiss direct sales, and Stampin' Up! You honestly can have this for your family if you are prepared to do the work around your children's needs. The cool thing is that it can also grow in size as your children become more independent.

Work from home for just $169 outlay

So here are my 5 ways Stay at Home Mums can build their business skills and income with a low outlay online business.

One

First you need to purchase our Starter Kit, which is just $169. That will give you products to play with, but also importantly you get Catalogues of our gorgeous coordinated quality stamps and papercraft supplies. People LOVE these products, I remember people telling me in the early stages of my business that these products sold themselves. They DO! This is all the very basics you need to get started. If you are building a business, I recommend you get your Starter Kit from a demonstrator who has done what you are wanting to, especially when it comes to building the business around a family. That's so important as there is no point trying to duplicate something that someone has done who doesn't have that need, or is working 7 days a week day and night. I can help you of course, and you can read all the reasons why HERE. Importantly you DON'T need to be an expert papercrafter! I had never made a card when I started, and it's more about having a can do attitude and being prepared to work that will make you successful.

Two

Because you want to work from home (or maybe supplement another full time job) I strongly recommend our company maintained online store (yes company maintained!). You get your very own Online Stampin' Up! store (see mine HERE) where people can go to to place an order with you. When you first join, you get this free for 2 months. After that it's just $19.95 a month. That's basically the commission on one average order, so it easily pays for itself. You can be doing the school run, doing reading in class, shopping for groceries and your customers can still be placing orders in your online store.

Three

You will develop great skills in Social Media. or build on ones you already have (hey - who doesn't already have Pinterest or Instagram browsing or chatting on Facebook skills?). What we do is so beautifully visual (and if you don't create your own projects to start with, the company gives you LOTS of fabulous images you can use in social media through their great Demonstrator website). People are really int DIY these days and want to see beautifully visual creations. So while the children are having a nap, or the kids are at school, you can be sharing images of our beautiful products and creations on Social Media, and answering questions or chatting to customers. We provide training in setting up your pages, and my team even has a dedicated Blog and Social Media help forum, as well as ongoing training and social media tips. I had no skills in social media before I started. Now I have a Facebook Business Page, Pinterest and Instagram. You don't have to worry about any of that spammy stuff - I mentor my team members to act respectfully on social media.

Four

You will develop great skills in online selling and the internet sales cycle. Internet selling is my thing (I am one of the biggest Australian online sellers with Stampin' Up! and was blogging even before I started with the company). I do team training on blogging and selling online, and we also have a dedicated Blog and Social Media support blog. So on the days you aren't working on social media, you might find yourself writing a blog post and tweaking it with some tips I give you. I have been known to write blog posts and social media posts in the car waiting for school pick up. Our mobile devices make running an online business so easy.

Five

You will also develop great skills in business management and planning for success. I've learned a lot about direct sales in the 10 years I have been with this company and my biggest goal in my business is to pass that onto my team members so you can duplicate that success. That is what direct sales is all about, helping people to do what you do with selling quality products. You can practice goal setting and planning and tracking your success - all valuable skills to develop. You can choose how little or how much training and practice you want in this area. I offer weekly newsletters, 2-3 training events a month and 1 on 1 coaching calls, so you choose a little or a lot!

 

Honestly, that's all you need to get started on your journey with me - $169. There is so much I haven't even touched on in terms of the skills you can use and develop, and the ways that you and your family will benefit. I just wanted to touch on the basics here though, so you can take on more as your business grows and or your children become more independent.

Want extra value? There is up to $179 extra value in the starter kit for MARCH ONLY. You could end up with up to $414 worth of product in your Starter Kit, and I can help you choose. You need to sign on by March 31st for that deal though.

As my experience has shown, this isn't just something fun to do for a while. This can be something GREAT for your family. Extra income, a bit of pocket money for a retiree, a family holiday. Imagine the possibilities.

Ready to have an obligation free chat? I promise I won't share your details with anyone else.

Just submit this form with your details and I'll give you a call. You can also email (cdaly@bigpond.net.au) or text me (041 212 0498).

 

Don't need a chat and ready to just jump in? It's quick and easy to join online!  

Here are the steps:

  1. go to my online join up page (CLICK HERE)
  2. read through the demonstrator and online agreement and check the box to acknowledge
  3. choose your starter kit and then choose products up to the value of your kit which is $235  (you cant go over, it has to be up to so it's a good idea to make some notes of what you want first and work out the totals. I'm happy to help with ideas.). 
  4. During Saleabration (4th Jan to 31st March you also get to add 2 FREE stamp sets of your choice which adds up to $179 value to your kit!)
  5. fill in your personal details and pay the $169 for your starter kit by credit card.

You will then get your demonstrator number and invitation to join Stamping Connections, the online demonstrator community. I'll personally send you the details about how to get onto our team groups.

 


Traditional 12x12 Stampin Up Layout using Urban Underground Designer Series Paper Pack

Remember when I used to scrapbook. Me too! I love it and miss it. So I did a 12x12 page, my favourite kind of Scrapbooking. The colours in this gorgeous Urban Underground Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up!'s 2017 Occasions Catalogue are perfect for black and white photos. This photo of our new rescue cat Teddy isn't technically black and white, but close enough due to his colouring.

Stampin Up 12x12 scrapbooking layout using Urban Underground Designer Series Paper from Occasions 2017 Catalogue. Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

This was a super simple layout! Just a 5x7 photo, a few strips of the coordinated paper nd a journaling block. I did the small 'the story of' on my typewriter. The letters were from my scrapbook stash. The Stampin' Up! colours in this awesome Urban Underground paper are Basic Black, Basic Gray, Delightful Dijon, Silver and Whisper White.

Stampin Up 12x12 scrapbooking layout using Urban Underground Designer Series Paper from Occasions 2017 Catalogue. Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Here's a closer look at the paper and the coordinating embellishments. You can see each item in my Online Stampin' Up! Store by clicking the links at the end of this post.

Stampin Up Urban Underground 12x12 paper from Occasions 2017 Catalogue. Available in my online store in Australia.

Stampin Up Urban Underground Washi from Occasions 2017 Catalogue. Available in my online store in Australia.

Stampin Up Urban Underground embellishments from Occasions 2017 Catalogue. Available in my online store in Australia.

Thanks for stopping by today, see you tomorrow.

Claire

 

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Stampin' Up! Reverse Words for Saleabration 2017 - Four Ways!

Hello there. Today I am showcasing one of the recently released extra Stampin' Up! Saleabration items, the Reverse Words stamp set. Here's four ways to use this stamp set. 

For the first two cards, I have teamed it with the Mixed Drinks stamp set (see links below) - it has some great images and sentiments which match the cheers theme! I particularly love this sentiment. My colours here are Smoky Slate and Sweet Sugarplum with Basic Black. I love how the Reverse Words stamp sets so cleverly combines the watercolour wash look with the crispness of the reverse word.

Stampin Up Reverse Words (Saleabration 2017) and Mixed Drinks stamp set. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

For this card, I have made a cocktail using lots of stamps from the Mixed Drinks stamp set (so easy to line up with the photopolymer). Another great greeting to match the cheers theme. My reverse word is stamped in Sweet Sugarplum and I have used Mint Macaron, Melon Mambo and Crushed Curry on the cocktail.

Stampin Up Reverse Words (Saleabration 2017) and Mixed Drinks stamp set. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

This one is a birthday card which was super easy to make. I just punched a couple of balloons from the Bermuda Bay Glimmer Paper using the Balloon Punch. The greeting is from the Custom Tee stamp set. I just made the balloon strings using a Project Life marker. My ink colour here is Mint Macaron.

Stampin Up Reverse Words (Saleabration 2017) birthday card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I've needed lots of these cards for my awesome team and their promotions this month. It was quick and easy to create. The sentiment is from the Mixed Drinks stamp set and the reverse word is in Mint Macaron again. I used the Medium Star Punch to cut a star from the Sweet Sugarplum glimmer paper and attached some silver sequin trim.

Stampin Up Reverse Words (Saleabration 2017) congratulations card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

As you can see, the Reverse Words stamp set is super versatile! Place a $90 order during March and you can choose it as a free gift! Here's a look at all the free items you can choose from.

To see three ways to order from me click HERE.

To visit my online store click HERE.

Saleabration Freebies 2017

If you place an order in my Online Store, don't forget to use the March Hostess code so you get a free gift during April.

March Code

Thanks for stopping by today. See you tomorrow,

Claire

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Art With Heart Stampin' Up! Team February Blog Hop: For the kids!

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Today I’m excited to bring you a blog hop with some of the awesome ladies in the Art With Heart Stampin’ Up! Team. Today we focus on the kids in our lives, from birthday cards to party ideas.

Sale-a-bration continues and this week we have three new additional items you can earn for free with a $90 order - ask me how!

I have chosen to use Fairy Celebration stamp set from the Stampin' Up! 2016 Annual Catalogue to make a birthday card, and made a cute little gift or weet holder to accompany the card.

Stampin Up Fairy Celebration birthday card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

 

Girly birthday cards need LOTS of bling, so I have added in some Bermuda Bay glimmer paper (get a 3 colour pack of 12 6x6 free with a $90 order, ask me how), silver sequin trim, adhesive rhinestones and one of the cute Falling in Love embellishments from the Occasions Catalogue.

Stampin Up Fairy Celebration birthday card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I coloured the image using the watercolor pencils and an Blender Pen. So easy! 

Stampin Up Fairy Celebration birthday card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

 If you love colouring, this is a fabulous stamp set to purchase.

Fairy Celebration stamp set from Stampin Up - available to purchase in my online store in Australia.

The next stop on the hop is the lovely Catherine Proctor, on the northern beaches of Sydney.

 

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If you get lost anywhere along the way, or find a broken link, here is the full list of participants for this month:

  1. Rachel Palmieri
    2. Tina Gillespie
    3. Ros Davidson
    4. Rebecca Jacovou
    5. Claire Daly
    6. Catherine Proctor
    7. Alisha Watson
    8. Kim Dallinger
    9. Kate Morgan
    10. Rachel Woollard
    11. Monika O'Neill
    12. Tania Johnson

Stampin' Up! Tasty Trucks Saleabration 2017 Stamp Set

One of my favourite childhood memories was visiting the beach with my family. At the end of a fun, sandy day (and often a dumping or two by the waves) we would grab an ice cream from the Mr Whippy van and head back to the car for the drive home. As soon as I saw the tasty Trucks Saleabration 2017 stamp set, it evoked those memories, so I decided to turn my truck into a Mr Whippy ice cream van.

Stampin Up Saleabration 2017 Stamp Set Tasty Trucks as a My Whippy Van. Get this set free with a $90 order before 31st March. Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

The seagulls were borrowed from another stamp set, High Tide from the Occasions catalogue (link at the bottom of the post). I made the custom greeting using my vintage typewriter and the image is watercoloured in Blushing Bride, Basic Grey and Smoky Slate. The patterned paper is from the neutrals Designer Series paper stack (I use this a lot!).

Stampin Up Saleabration 2017 Stamp Set Tasty Trucks as a My Whippy Van. Get this set free with a $90 order before 31st March. Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

There are so many cool things that have been created with this stamp set. It can be a hot dog truck, a taco truck and lots more! This stamp set can be yours free when you place a $90 order either in my online store or by phone / email. Here's a look at all the Saleabration choices available (and lookout on my blog tomorrow for 3 new things being added to the list!

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Here's a couple more creations using Tasty Trucks which have been designed by the Stampin' Up! in house designers.

  Stampin Up Saleabration 2017 Stamp Set Tasty Trucks.Get this set free with a $90 order before 31st March. .

Stampin Up Saleabration 2017 Stamp Set Tasty Trucks.Get this set free with a $90 order before 31st March. .

See you back here tomorrow with some more creations and pictures of the three new Saleabration offerings!

If you are placing an order in my Online Store, don't forget to use this months hostess code for a free gift next month.

Feb 2017 Hostess Code

Have a great day,

Claire

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Oh So Succulent Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! - Perfect for Garden Lovers!

I'm all over this fabulous Oh So Succulent stamp set in the 2017 Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalogue! I love container gardening, and last year while visiting my in laws in NSW (who have an amazing cottage garden surrounding their renovated church home), I got lot of cuttings and started some succulent pots for myself. I love how hardy they are, but they also add great variations in texture and foliage colour to my garden. I love that I can now send succulent cards to my garden loving friends.

Stampin Up Oh So Succulent birthday card using watercolous pencils. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Melbourne Australia. More details and links to online store on my blog.

The stamp set can be purchased in my online store  either alone, or as part of a bundle with the coordinating Framelits (and get 10% off).

Oh So succulent stamp set by Stampin Up. Avaialble to be purchased in my online store or by phone / email and sent anywhere in Australia. Click for more details. Great for those who love garden succulents.

Oh So succulent stamp set by Stampin Up. Avaialble to be purchased in my online store or by phone / email and sent anywhere in Australia. Click for more details. Great for those who love garden succulents.

I watercoloured the outline images using a Blender Pen and then cut them out with paper snips. I used the watercolour pencils for some colours (Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry) and the inside of ink ads for others (Mint Macaron and Wild Wasabi). You can view and link to the online store for all of the products I have used today at the end of the post. My pot is just a 2" circle punched shape (in Sweet Sugarplum) cut in half and then a tiny bit cut off the bottom.

Stampin Up Oh So Succulent birthday card using watercolous pencils. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Melbourne Australia. More details and links to online store on my blog.

When you purchase the bundle (and save 10%) you will be really close to earning a free Saleabration item too. Just add either the Lace Doileys, or coordinating Designer Series paper, or the coordinating Ribbon pack (all shown in the links below) and you will get to choose one of the things on this list as a free gift (offer valid until March 31st).

  Stampin Up Sleabration items. Choose one free gift with a $90 order with me until March 31st 2017. Shop Stampin Up online.

Don't forget to use the February Hostess Code for any orders placed in the online store as that will qualify you for another gift, sent during March!

Feb 2017 Hostess Code

When you place an order with me, you will also be invited to my exclusive VIP Customer Facebook Group, where you get extra interaction with me, inspiration, fun, challenges and prizes. I would love to have you there!

Shop Stampin Up online or by phone / mail with me in Australia and enjoy my special VIP Facebook community with giveways, extra inspiration and interaction and lots of fun!

If you have a big order, don't also forget the awesome deal on the starter kit at the moment.

Great deal on Stampin Up starter kit up to March 31st 2017. Join our fun and friendly large Australia wide team and community of crafters.

Here for you if you wold like to call and chat about any of these cool deals. Thanks for popping by today. Click any of the products below to see or purchase items in my online Stampin' Up! store.

Claire

 

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Cake Crazy / Adding Some Bling Online Class

This month's bundle of the month and 6 card stamp a stack online class features the fabulous Cake Crazy stamp set and the happy and bright Party Animal paper and embellishments from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalogue. Would you like to know how to rock this stamp set, add bling toyour birthday cards and have all the materials for 6 happy and bright birthday cards sent to you (2 each of 3 designs, stamped images not included).

Stampin Up Cake Crazy Online Class Australia - 6 cards. Click through or details.

 

  Stampin Up Cake Crazy stamp set available in my online store

Party nimal DSP

Party animal washi

 

Class sign ups for this class close Friday 17th February at midnight.

Class with physical kit and/or class materials is open to Australian residents. There are two ways you can purchase:

Option 1: Purchase the Bundle and Get the Kit for FREE

  • The bundle you will receive in includes (you can substitute anything you have):
  • Cake Crazy Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Emerald Envy, Pacific Point, Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango stamp pads
  • Party Animal Designer Washi Taps
  • Kit for 6 cards (2 each of 3 designs) plus PDF and Video

Total $96.50 plus $5.95 postage and handling - $102.45

You will also need adhesive and a trimmer to complete the class.

To order this option CONTACT ME TODAY BY EMAIL / PHONE / TEXT (you can pay by credit card over the phone or direct deposit)

 

Option 2: Purchase the Card Kit / PDF and Videos only, for $25

You will need to have all the items above to complete the class.

With this option you will receive the mailed out kit plus emailed PDF instructions and video link.

 

 

I had such great feedback to last months online class. I hope you will consider joining me this month. I love teaching and we always need birthday cards on hand.

 

Just a few other things to remind of you of:

Don't forget to use my February Hostess Code with any online orders for a free gift next month.

Stampin Up Feb 2017 Hostess Code Australia

 Saleabration is on and you can get extra fabulous deals with qualifying purchases:

 

Stampin Up Saleabration free stamps Australia

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Free Saleabration choice with each $90 spent (before postage) in one transaction. See the picture below to see what you can choose for free.

Extra $40 Stampin Rewards on a $400+ order (in one transaction and before postage) in addition to the free Saleabration choices

  Chooe one of these products free with a $90 order in Feb and March. Stampin Up Saleabration Australia.

 

But the absolute BEST deal we have on at the moment is the Stampin' Up! Starter Kit

Get 2 free stamp sets (total value up to $179) in addition to $235 free merchandise (so up to $414 worth) for just $169 and free postage.

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This is a great deal - read more about joining HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today,

Claire


First Art with Heart Stampin Up blog hop for 2017: Occasions and Saleabration Inspiration

Today I’m excited to bring you a blog hop with some of the awesome ladies in the Art With Heart Stampin’ Up! Team. Today we focus on the new Occasions Stampin’ Up! Seasonal Catalogue and also Sale-a-bration!

2017 Blog Hop

If you place an order with me or any of my team on the hop here during Sale-a-bration, you can choose a free item with every $90 you spend in one transaction. There are lots of fabulous free items to choose from (ask me for a brochure and an Occasions Catalogue) and the promotion goes right through until 31st March.

Better still, become part of our awesome fun, friendly and supportive Art With Heart team. We have a really large team Australia wide that has been around since Stampin’ Up! came to Australia. We have a very active team forum and also have in person stamp days, challenges, card swaps, product shares and more. When you join with me or any of the team during Sale-a-bration, you get 2 extra free stamp sets (of any value) plus $235 product (whatever you choose). That's up to $414 product for just $169. You also get free postage! Ask me about joining today.

My two favourite items in the Occasions Catalogue are the Beautiful You stamp set and the new Watercolor Pencils. I've put these together for a birthday card today.

Stampin Up Beautiful You stamp set and watercolour pencils. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

 

I used the watercokour pencils for both the background water wash and the image colouring. I love how you can get so many different effects using the pencils. The colours I have used are Melon Mango, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry and Daffodil Delight.

Stampin Up Beautiful You stamp set and watercolour pencils. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

The background cardstock is Basic Grey and the patterned paper behind the image is from Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper. Finally I have popped one of the Finding Love embellishments onto the image to finish off.

Stampin Up Beautiful You stamp set and watercolour pencils. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

 

Here's a closer look at the Beautiful You Stamp Set and the Watercolour Pencils. You can purchae these in my online store using the shop now button in the right hand column or phone / text / email me directly/

  Beautiful You

WC pencils

Next up on the blog hope we have Rachel Woollard.

2017 Blog Hop End

If you miss anyone or lose your place, you can just click on any of the names below to get started again,

1. Ros Davidson
2. Rebecca Jacovou
3. Tina Gillespie
4. Judy May
5. Kate Morgan
6. Rachel Palmieri
7. Kathryn Mangelsdorf
8. Monika O'Neill
9. Kathryn Ruddick
10. Claire Daly  (You are here)
11. Rachel Woollard
12. Alisha Watson
13. Kim Dallinger

 

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you enjoy the blog hop.

Claire

 


Stampin' Up! So Very Much meets Oh So Succulent for Saleabration / Occasions 2017

Today's card features another of the free offerings for Stampin' Up! Saleabration 2017, but I have also used some products I was really keen to try out from the new Occasions Catalgogue: the Oh So Succulent stamp set and Succulent Garden Designer Series paper. I love my succulents and last year started up some succulent bowls on my back patio which are doing great. I love the variation in colour they provide in the garden. Now onto my card.

Stampin Up So Very Much, Oh So Succulent, Succulent Garden DSP. Occasions and Saleabration 2017. By Claire Daly, Stampin Up Melbourne Australia.

The colours featured in the Succulent Garden Designer Series paper are Sweet Sugarplum, Old Olive, Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe, Calypso Coral and Whisper White. So pretty! I have picked up the Sweet Sugarplum for my stamping, and used Old olive, Mint Macaron and a touch of Rich Razzleberry for my watercolouring (I used a combination of watercolour pencils and ink pads to colour with). The Oh So Succulent stamp set has lots of great images you can colour and layer.

Stampin Up So Very Much, Oh So Succulent, Succulent Garden DSP. Occasions and Saleabration 2017. By Claire Daly, Stampin Up Melbourne Australia.

The ribbon I have used is from a combo pack that coordinates with the Succulent Garden products. Here's a closer look at the stamp set set. It's also available in a bundle with matching Framelits, so check out the links at the end of the post to see all the products I have used in today's project.

Stampin Up Oh So Succulent Stamp Set Occasions 2017

 

ll you need to do to get the So Very Much stamp set (the one I have used for the greeting) absolutely FREE, is place a $90 order in my online store and choose this as your gift when you check out. 

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January's hostess code is EDSZMZJK. Use this code when you place an online order to qualify for a free gift sent to you mid the month after your order.

Check out this months specials and 3 ways to order with me.

Don't miss the amazing sign up deal during Saleabration - up to $414 worth of product for $169 and you can join just for yourself!

Thanks for stopping by today. See you back here again tomorrow,

Claire

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Some farmyard fun with Stampin' Up! Hey Chick for Saleabration 2017

Chooks and a tassle. Whoever thought you would see that one one of my creations this year? Enter the new Stampin' Up! set Hey Chick, which is one of this years free offerings with a $90 order during Saleabration. 

I was born and bred in the country and raised on farms. I have lots of memories and funny stories about the farm chookpen, like when the rooster chased my brother out of the chookpen and he accidentally flattened my sister (who was shaken but ok) on the other side of the 'just propped up with string' chook pen gate. We still laugh about that. So when I saw Hey Chick, I could definitely see the humour.

Stampin' Up! Hey Chick Stamp Set for Saleabration 2017. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I watercoloured each of the chooks (using Daffoldil Delight, Calypso Coral and Early Espresso) and then fussy cut them to layer a little. I've use a base of Tip Top Taupe, and the paper / embellishments are from the Cupcakes and Carousels product suite in the 2017 Occasions Catalogue.

Stampin' Up! Hey Chick Stamp Set for Saleabration 2017. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

You can check out this stamp set and the other products used in today's card, at the end of the post.

All you need to do to get this stamp set absolutely FREE, is place a $90 order in my online store and choose this as your gift when you check out. 

SHOP ONLINE WITH ME HERE

January's hostess code is EDSZMZJK. Use this code when you place an online order to qualify for a free gift sent to you mid the month after your order.

Check out this months specials and 3 ways to order with me.

Don't miss the amazing sign up deal during Saleabration - up to $414 worth of product for $169 and you can join just for yourself!

Thanks for stopping by today. See you back here again tomorrow,

Claire

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Stampin' Up! Avant Garden: One of the free Salabration 2017 choices with a qualifying order

Today we are having a look at Avant Garden, another of the free sets you can earn with Stampin' Up! during Saleabration 2017.  I really like this set, and it's been a popular choice with the mix of sentiments and abstract / realistic floral images. I really like the font on the sentiments, and it is photopolymer for great layering.

My card is a loose interpretation of one on the front colour of the Saleabration brochure as I really liked the colours that were used.

Stampin' Up! Avant Garden Saleabration 2017 birthday card in Mint Macaron, Peekaboo Peach and Flirty Flamingo. Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Stampin' Up! Avant Garden Saleabration 2017 birthday card in Mint Macaron, Peekaboo Peach and Flirty Flamingo. Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Today's colours are Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach and Mint Macaron, with Whisper White. I have stamped some of the images off to give a multi shade effect. Flirty Flamingo is fast becoming one of my very favourite colours!

Stampin Up color / colour combination Mint Macaron, Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach

Stampin' Up! Avant Garden Saleabration 2017 birthday card in Mint Macaron, Peekaboo Peach and Flirty Flamingo. Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

All you need to do to get this stamp set absolutely FREE, is place a $90 order in my online store and choose this as your gift when you check out. 

SHOP ONLINE WITH ME HERE

January's hostess code is EDSZMZJK. Use this code when you place an online order to qualify for a free gift sent to you mid the month after your order.

Check out this months specials and 3 ways to order with me.

Don't miss the amazing sign up deal during Saleabration - up to $414 worth of product for $169 and you can join just for yourself!

Thanks for stopping by today. See you back here again tomorrow,

Claire

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Stampin' Up! Saleabration Delicate Details

This week I thought I would showcase some of the lovely stamp sets and other products you can get absolutely FREE with a $90 order during Stampin' Up!'s Saleabration promotion (read more HERE).

Today I am featuring Delicate Details.

Stampin Up Delicate Details Saleabration 2017 stamp set.. One of the items you can choose Free with $90 order in my online store Jan 4th to March 31st 2017. Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Stampin Up Delicate Details Saleabration 2017 stamp set.. One of the items you can choose Free with $90 order in my online store Jan 4th to March 31st 2017. Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Stampin Up Delicate Details Saleabration 2017 stamp set.. One of the items you can choose Free with $90 order in my online store Jan 4th to March 31st 2017. Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

It's a beautiful lace stamp set and can easily be lined up as it is Photopolymer. I have used Rose Red, Flirty Flamingo and Sahara Sand for my card, with the greeting stamped (from the new Window Shopping stamp set in the 2017 Occasions Catalogue) in Early Espresso.

Stampin Up color combination Rose Red Early Espresso Flirty Flamingo. Click through for card sample/Here are some other samples which were made by the Stampin' Up! creative team.

Stampin Up Dellicate Details

All you need to do to get this stamp set absolutely FREE, is place a $90 order in my online store and choose this as your gift when you check out. 

SHOP ONLINE WITH ME HERE

January's hostess code is EDSZMZJK. Use this code when you place an online order to qualify for a free gift sent to you mid the month after your order.

Check out this months specials and 3 ways to order with me.

Don't miss the amazing sign up deal during Saleabration - up to $414 worth of product for $169 and you can join just for yourself!

Thanks for stopping by today. See you back here again tomorrow,

Claire

 

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Beautiful You Bundle Offer / January Online Stampin' Up! Class

Hello lovely people.

I'm offering on Online Class in January featuring the gorgeous Beautiful You stamp set from the 2017 Occasions Catalogue.

We will be making 6 cards, 2 each of 3 different designs. These cards will include layers and embellishments and have all the pieces pre-cut ready for you to stamp, colour and assemble. Here's one of the cards we will be making, to show you the detail. The watercolour pencils will be used three different ways to make these cards and there will be a short video showing those techniques.

  Beautiful You sample 2

There are two options to purchase (Australian residents only):

  1. Purchase the bundle of 3 products from me and get the class kit, instructions and access to videos for free. With this option you can also choose a free Saleabration choice.
  2. Purchase the class kit with materials, instructions and access to videos to make the 6 cards for $25.00

 

Here's the product we will be using for this class. Firstly if you buy the bundle, you will be getting these three products (choose wood mount or clear mount for the stamp set).

Beautiful You Stamp Set, Watercolour Pencils and Aquapainters.

Beautiful You WC pencils

AquapaintersTo complete the cards you will also need adhesive, Dimensional foam dots, scissors and a waterproof black ink pad (Black archival or Black Stazon). That's it!

 

Ordering Instructions - ** Orders close January 15th for both options. Australian Residents Only **

Option 1: Buy the Bundle and get the card kit free

  • Clear Mount Bundle - $96.75 plus $5.95 Postage and Handling
  • Wood Mount Bundle - $115.75 plus $5.95 Postage and Handling

How to order by January 15th

  • Call or text me on 0412120498 and pay by direct deposit or credit card
  • Email me and pay by direct deposit or credit card
  • Order these three products in my online store using Hostess Code EDSZMZJK (please note this wont qualify you for a free gift as you are already getting the card kit free). If you have a product, you can substitute for something of a similar value. 

Kit will be posted January 20th, and PDF instructions / video links will be sent that evening.

 

Option 2: Buy just the kit and Access to instructions / videos, but use your own products.

This option can be purchased by PayPal (if you don't have a PayPal account you can pay by credit card through PayPal using this link). 

Please note:

  • This is for Australian residents only and for personal use
  • Orders close January 15th
  • Kit will be posted January 20th, and PDF instructions / video links will be sent that evening.
  • If you are one of my direct team members, instructions/videos will be provided free of charge so don't sign up here!

Purchase the card kit and instructions/videos via PayPal for $25.00

 

 

 Back later with some Saleabration samples.

Claire

 

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Saleabration and Occasions Catalogue Start today!

It's time for the launch of our biggest promotion of the year, Saleabration! Today also is the launch of the 2017 Occasions Catalogue and it's also my 10th Anniversary as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - woohoo!

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Here's how to take part in the fun of these two great launches:

 

VIEW ALL THE OCCASIONS CATALOGUE PRODUCTS HERE

 

DOWNLOAD THE PDF OF THE SALEABRATION CATALOGUE (if you haven’t got your paper copy handy) TO SEE WHAT YOU CAN GET FOR FREE HERE

 

DON’T FORGET TO USE JANUARY’S HOSTESS CODE FOR YOUR FREE GIFT IN FEB – January’s Code is: EDSZMZJK

 

Just a reminder about the 3 great Saleabration deals (4th Jan to 31st March):

Shopping

Free Saleabration choice with each $90 spent (before postage) in one transaction

Extra $40 Stampin Rewards on a $400+ order (in one transaction and before postage) in addition to the free Saleabration choices

Joining (you can join to earn some money or just for yourself to save on your own orders)

Get 2 free stamp sets (total value up to $179) in addition to $235 free merchandise (so up to $414 worth) for just $169 and free postage.

 

It’s Quick and Easy to Join with me Online. Here’s how:

  1.  go to my online join up page HERE
  2. read through the demonstrator and online agreement and check the box to acknowledge
  3. choose your starter kit and then choose products up to the value of your kit which is $235  (you can't go over, it has to be up to so it's a good idea to make some notes of what you want first and work out the totals.
  4. choose your two free stamp sets (choose expensive ones to maximise the value!)
  5. fill in your personal details and pay the $169 for your starter kit by credit card.

The starter kit will then be sent postage free within 2 business days to your address. You will also receive emailed details from Stampin' Up! re how to access the demonstrator website. I will also be notified you have joined and begin the process of welcoming you to the team forums.

I'll be back soon with samples of the great new products in action.

Have a great day,

Claire

 

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January Online Classes, Shares and Bundles


Hello everyone, I hope your Christmas day was lovely!

With the Saleabration and Occasions catalogue about to start on January 4th, I have been putting together an online class, a product bundle with tutorials and a Designer Series paper share. First up though I have a great bonus fo newsletter suscribers.

Sign up for my newsletter by January 11th 2016 (using the button below) to receive the additional pictures, measurements and template for this trifold wedding card with a pocket for cash of a gift voucher. This project uses four new beautiful Saleabration items: Falling For You stamp set, Falling in Love Designer Series Paper, new Lace Doileys (these ones are Whisper White on one side and Very Vanilla on the other), and Sending Love wood embellishments.

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Wedding card 6

 

January Saleabration Bundle (Australian residents only)

My January Saleabration bundle features Beautiful You and the new Watercolour Pencils.

January bundle

 

What you will get:

Beautiful You stamp set, in your choice of wood mount or clear mount

A pack of new Watercolour Pencils (page 24 of Occasions Catalogue)

A pack of two Acquapainters

FREE physical kit for 3 cards mailed to your house

PDF / video tutorials to show how I used the watercolour pencils on that project

FREE Saleabration item of your choice

 

How much?

Clear mount: $96.75 plus $5.95 postage and handling = $102.70

Wood mount: $115.75 plus $5.95 postage and handling = $121.70

 

What else will I need to complete the projects?

Either Black Stazon or Archival Black ink

Adhesives and scissors.

 

How and when to order:

Pre-order from today by emailing me, or phone / text to 041 212 0498. First product orders will be placed 4th January. Last product orders for this bundle can be placed January 11th. Orders must be made by email or phone / text and payment is by direct deposit or credit card. Bank details will be sent when you order. Hostess code gifts cannot apply to these bundle orders sorry. Email me to preorder

 

When will I receive the project kit?

These will be mailed / emailed to you on January 20th.

 

January Scrap and Stamp Box - just $35 including postage (Australian residents only) or $20 to just receive the project instructions (for demonstrators and oversea customers)

This box of goodies is a coordinated pack of cardstock, DSP and embellishments designed for you to create six 12x12" scrapbook pages of a summer / beach / male or family theme and six cards suitable for a male birthday.

January scrap and stamp

 

What you will get:

A coordinated pack of goodies including six 12x12” kraft cardstock, six A4 cardstock, six 12x12” By the Shore DSP and eight surprise embellishments (e.g. die cuts, ribbon lengths or embellishments) to make six 12x12” summer layouts and six male themed birthday cards.

You will also get full colour pictures, measurements and brief instructions for the 12 projects and have lots of coordinating bits and pieces left over for additional projects.

 

How much?

$35.00 including postage in a pizza box within Australia.

$20.00 if you want to receive the project instructions or the 12 projects (available to pre-order up to January 20th and will be emailed on that date)

 

What else will I need to complete the projects?

Coordinating dark ink pad (e.g. dapper denim or basic black); adhesives and paper trimmer, circle cutting tools (punches or framelits).

 

How and when to order:

You can order the Stamp and Scrap box using PayPal buttons below or by emailing me if you would prefer to pay by  credit card or durect deposit (Australian residents only)

Physical kit: Available to order from today until Tuesday January 11th at midnight AEST. (I will be offering new kits late January)

Instructions only: Available to order from today and will be emailed on January 20th Australian EDT.

 

Purchase Physical Kit for $35.00 AUD via PayPal (Australian residents only)

 

Purchased PDF Instructions for $20.00 AUD for delivery January 20th (Demonstrators and customers worldwide)

 

When will I receive the project kit?

Physical kit: These will be mailed to you on January 20th.

Instructions: Emailed January 2oth.

 

Occasions Catalogue DSP Share

There are some beautiful new papers in the Occasions Catalogue, so I am offering a paper sampler.

$39.00 (which includes postage) will get you ¼ share of each of the 7 packs of Designer Series Paper.

As a bonus you will also receive 6 sheets of 6x6” pieces of the 2 Designer Series Papers in the Saleabration catalogue, and one of the pretty pocket card kit cards from the Saleabration catalogue.

Order by email, text or phone (041 212 0498) by January 11th to order. Payment can be made by direct deposit or credit card (I will email you payment details when you order).

 

Thanks for popping by today. Let m know if you have any questions about my offers,

Claire
 

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Stampin' Up! Dragonfly Dreams and Detailed Dragonfly Thinlit Dies - a sneak peek from Occasions 2017

Hello lovely stampers. Today I am showing you a couple of sneak peeks from an upcoming bundle in the 2017 Occasions Catalogue from Stampin' Up! (start 4th January, request your copy HERE). The stamp set is called Dragonfly Dreams, and the Thinlits are Detailed Dragonfly Thinlit Dies. I love dragonflies, so this set really caught my eye for pre-order (one of the great Demonstrator perks).

Dragonfly Dreams birthday card from Stampin Up 2017 Occasions Catalogue. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I created an ombre effect with ink on watercolour paper (Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry and Elegant Eggplant) and then when that was dry I cut the dragonflies from that using my Bigshot and the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits. I also stamped the dragonflies on the white panel (Sahara Sand stamped off once). I created the embellishments by colouring our adhesive pearls using a Bronze Sharpie.

Dragonfly Dreams birthday card from Stampin Up 2017 Occasions Catalogue. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

For this card, I clear embossed the dragonflies before I did the ombre wash. Embossing onto watercolour paper doesnt give you the most perfect image because of the roughness of the paper, but I was quite happy to have that effect on this card. 

Dragonfly Dreams birthday card from Stampin Up 2017 Occasions Catalogue. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I added a little something to this card by cutting one of the detailed dragonfly Thinlit dies in copper foil. 

Dragonfly Dreams birthday card from Stampin Up 2017 Occasions Catalogue. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Hope you like today's cards. I have lots to show you over the coming month!

See you again soon,

 

Claire

 

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