Women on the Go Expo

Tomorrow I will be at Eastland Shopping Centre all day celebrating International Women's Day by participating in the Maroondah Council's Women on the Go Expo.

I will be talking to my visitors about Being Part of Something Amazing. This means different things to different people and I will be sharing experiences and opportunities for you to be part of my something amazing. 

I would love to see you there. The expo is open from 9am until 5.30pm inside Eastland Shopping Centre, Level 1 between Myer and the Coffee Club.

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Happy March!!!

Wow! Can you believe how fast this year is going? I don't even want to think about it.

Some exciting news! You'll remember that late last year we were fundraising for Alysia's Wish - to send Alysia on a cruise to New Zealand, her first real holiday. Well, she's been and is home now, printing her photos and getting ready to make a scrapbook album of her fun memories.

Alysia and Pacific Jewel

We have some items from the fundraiser left over - we found out later that apparently there was some sort of Facebook glitch and people who were wanting to bid on the silent auction items online without attending the event couldn't actually see the items to bid on. Ooooops! Sorry about that, we had no idea that was happening!

The good news is, we are now ready to auction off the remaining items. All funds raised will go back into Alysia's account to help pay off some of her trip expenses.

The auction will start today, March 1st and run through until Sunday March 11th and there are 30 items to bid on.

You can find all the items, photos, descriptions etc in THIS ALBUM

Please place your bids by commenting on each specific photo. Bidding will close at 8pm next Sunday 11th March at which time the highest bidder on each item will win the item. Payment will need to be made through Alysia's Go Fund Me page and collection of purchases arranged via email to Alysia.  If you require a purchased item to be posted to you, you will need to pay postage.

Good luck on the bidding!!

Note: All items were donated from various people specifically to be auctioned off to raise money for Alysia's Wish fundraiser.  All proceeds are going directly to Alysia's holiday trip and no other person is benefitting in anyway from the sale of these items.


Card kits for sale

During late November, some of my lovely Stampin' Up! team members and I were at the Stampin' Up! stand at the Melbourne Stitches and Craft Show.

We love meeting people at the Craft Shows - and the Royal Exhibition Building is something super special - except for the fact that the weather was like this week and that dear old building doesn't have Air Conditioning!! Boy was it hot!!

I've taken a break from the major craft shows for the last year or two, as it's a) a lot of work!! and b) quite expensive . . . but this year to offset our costs of having the stand there, we agreed to prepare and sell kits for various papercraft projects.

There are a few of these left over, and I'd like to share them with you, in case you didn't get to the show and would like to get your hands on some great ready to make kits, and excellent instructions.

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Kits include all pre-cut pieces, card, paper, labels and ribbon, as well as full instructions. You will need to provide adhesives and in some cases a Christmas (or other) greeting stamp set.

In-Colour Butterfly Explosion Box, and Christmas music Explosion Box. $20 each + postage. Kit size is 12" x 12"

 

Next : Box in a Card Kit

Box in a Card

Kits include all pre-cut pieces, card, paper, labels and ribbon, as well as full instructions. You will need to provide adhesives and in some cases a Christmas (or other) greeting stamp set.  Kit is $10 + postage.

 

Third, a cheerful, floral all occasions card.

Could be used for birthday or thinking of you.

Karen's Kit

Kits include all pre-cut pieces, card, paper, labels and ribbon, as well as full instructions. You will need to provide adhesives and in some cases a Christmas (or other) greeting stamp set.  Kit is $8 + postage.

If you would like to purchase any of these kits. please comment below with your email address, or email kathryn@katlodesigns.com  Payment via DD, CC or Paypal. Kits will be posted as soon as payment is received. Multiples of each kit still available.


Alysia's Wish - Fundraising Afternoon

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This Saturday 2nd December is the Big Day!

We are raising money to make Alysia's Wish come true! You may read all about Alysia here.

What are we doing?

From 1pm to 4pm on Saturday, we are gathering at the Eltham Senior Citizens Hall, in Library Place Eltham where we will have a fun afternoon with lavish afternoon tea, lots of fun Stampin' Up! inspired Bingo Games with dozens of give-aways, a raffle, a silent auction, and a truly gorgeous Make & Take Project, which several team members spent all day yesterday cutting and stamping bits and pieces for you.

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We have some amazing sponsors for the event which we'd like to thank!!

Ministry of Cakes - for a biscuit hamper

SPC - Food Factory Sales - for a food voucher

Phillip Island Nature Parks - 4 Parks Pass

The Comic's Lounge - Passes

Emily's Professional Beauty - Massage Voucher

Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery - Ice cream Vouchers

Paperazzi Stampin' Up! team - Venue, marketing and support crew on the day

 Aussie Inkpressionists Stampin' Up! team - advertising, marketing, Make & Take kits, Silent Auction prizes

 

And we have a massive array of different goodies for the silent auction and raffles!

Some of these include stamping and papercraft supplies like this:

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Other items include :

  • Cuttlebug Die cutting machine – new in box
  • Wooden Table Easel with drawer & Canvas Pad – new in box
  • Clip-it up mini Card Holder – new in box
  • 2 x Clip-it up Original Card Holders – new in box
  • Nutrimetics  Make Up / Toileteries bag with Coconut & Lime Body Duo
  • Mode Photo Clutch
  • PCA Leather Band Watch
  • Rodo Evening Clutch
  • Dunna Ice Pack
  • Body Shop Faves Pencil Tin with Soap and Body Butter
  • Leather Look Photo Frame
  • Lomani Eau de Toilette
  • Detox, Herbivore Botanicals Dead Sea Salts
  • David Jones Pink Rose Mug
  • Red Vanilla Owl Mug
  • Maxwell and Williams – Lilac Rose Tea For One
  • Braun Silk Epil
  • David Jones Blue Butterfly Floral Mug
  • Unity Gifts Cat Mug
  • Royal Albert Snowdrop Cup and Saucer
  • Dusk – Mood Mist Lavendar Essential Oil & Mood Mist
  • De Nove Electric Ceramic Hair straightening Brush
  • Handmade Christmas Fabric Tote Bag
  • Thin Lizzy - First Class Beauty Luxury Kit
  • Banana Yellow – Kikki.K planner and bonus kits
  • Roxy O’Reilly – The Deck of Destiny – Love Insight Cards
  • Stampin’ Up! – Limited Edition Travel Jewellery Case full of Craft Embellishments
  • Stampin’ Up! Greenhouse Gala Craft Tote
  • Original Paintings by Alysia
  • Toys, Books, DVD’s.

You can see there is something for everyone - so many bits and pieces to give away in the goodies bags and Bingo games and so many items for you to bid on in the auction.

Bring your lose change for the raffle and your serious cash for the auction and maybe snag an item or two you can use for Christmas presents for your family and friends. Not all items are stamping related!

Door charge is $30 per person - for which you get Make & Take Kit, 3 Bingo cards, afternoon tea and giveaways. You may pay at the door - cash or EFT, or if you'd like to get that part out of the way before arriving, you may like to make your payment via Alysia's Wish Go Fund Me Page. Your receipt will be your door ticket.

Stamping Team members who are helping out may buy a goodies bag with Make & Take Kit and Bingo Cards for $20.00, if they'd like to play along.

RSVP to Kathryn - 0418 361 931

Or on the event page : Alysia's Wish

 


UPCOMING EVENTS

Melbourne Stitches and Craft Show

Kathryn and her team members and stamping friends will be at the Stampin' Up! stand at Melbourne Stitches and Craft Show next weekend - Thursday 23rd through Sunday 26th November.

We will be running a class each day at 2pm in the Make & Take rooms, book at the stand.

We will be demonstrating the new Stampin' Blends, artist quality alcohol markers and taking orders for them and our other fantastic Stampin' Up! products.

If the Stamparatus 1st release hasn't sold out we will also be assisting you to get registered to receive the best Stampin' Tool ever.

Stitches and Craft Show

 

Alysia's Wish

Our friend Alysia has a dream. A dream to go on a real holiday. We are helping to make this dream come true and will be hosting a fun, creative afternoon with cardmaking, bingo, games, raffle, silent auction, and of course, afternoon tea!

Alysia's Wish

See all the details and RSVP

Donate to Alysia's trip fund


Stamparatus!

The Best Stamp Positioning Tool Ever!

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It’s big news when something breaks the mold and changes everything. The Stamparatus will change the way you stamp, and before long, you’ll wonder how you crafted without it! Why do YOU need one? You’ll fall in love with stamping all over again when you learn everything you can do with it!

  • Make multiples with ease
  • Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
  • If you want a darker impression, apply more ink and restamp—no need to start over
  • Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money
  • Easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates
  • Develop new and specialized stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement

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  • Compatible with Stampin’ Up!’s red rubber and photopolymer stamp
  • Foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps
  • Rulers and gridlines for quick measuring
  • 2 open sides so you can stamp on larger paper
  • 2 reversible plates: a total of 4 surfaces to work with
  • 2 magnets to hold the paper in place
  • Magnet storage areas
  • Retail Price–$85.00 AUD/$99.00 NZD

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With the launch of this tool, we’re trying something different: testing a new reservation system. It acts like a true preorder: you reserve your spot and we guarantee shipment as soon as the product arrives in our warehouse. Demonstrators and customers will place reservations and receive their product at the same time. This system will allow us to get the product to market as soon as possible while avoiding backorders and efficiently managing inventory.

The global launch will feature three reservation windows. For each window, please note the following:

  • Reservation quantities are while supplies last.
  • Limit is 3 tools per demonstrator and 1 tool per customer per reservation window. (Note: The Stamparatus is not a Cash-and-Carry item.)
  • In order to reserve your Stamparatus, you are required to provide your credit card information.
  • Credit cards will not be charged until the Stamparatus ships from our facility. When you close your order, be sure to verify that your credit card and shipping information is correct.
  • To place your reservation after 8am Friday 17th November click here.

You will need to create an online account or sign in if you already have one.

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AVAILABLE TO RESERVE AT 8AM FRIDAY 17TH NOVEMBER, ONLY WHILE STOCKS LAST

THIS ITEM WILL BE IN THE NEXT ANNUAL CATALOGUE IN JUNE 2018 FOR THOSE WHO DON'T HAVE A CREDIT OR DEBIT CARD. IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE, PLEASE CONTACT KATHRYN RUDDICK ON 0418 361 931


HAPPY WORLD CARD MAKING DAY!

Did you know that stampers and papercrafters all over the world are celebrating World Cardmaking Day today?

It's become quite the thing - first Saturday in October each year.

To help us celebrate, Stampin' Up! are offering 15% off notecards and select stamp sets. Here they are. Click on each thumbnail to see more detail about each on in the online store.

 

Product List

Sale ends on the 10th October so have a bit of a cardmaking session today, browse the online shop to see what extra supplies you need for your next crafting session, pick up a really cool stamp set at 15% off, and enjoy!

Have you followed my Facebook Page?

I'll be live on there shortly - if I can stop coughing, to share with you some of the things I have been making lately!


Cardmakers and Stampers are the BEST!

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Just a quick post today to say a massive THANK YOU!!!! to anyone who hasn't heard yet!

Thanks so much to you for your support - attending my classes, ordering Stampin' Up! products from me, telling your friends about me and Stampin' Up! Those who've joined my Stampin' Up! team and worked in their own SU! business to become a qualified demonstrator or advance in title in the Stampin' Up! career plan.

It's thanks to you, your creativity and your generous loyal support of me that in the last Stampin' Up! year (October 2016 - September 2017), I was able to reach my sales and leadership goals and earn the 2018 Stampin' Up! Incentive Trip - an Alaskan Cruise for Tony and I.

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We had the opportunity to go to Vancouver in 2008 for the Triathlon World Championships, and at the time we looked at adding on Alaska because when else were we ever going to go to North America?? And visiting Alaska would just be the best thing! But it was just out of the question, no way could we afford that at the time.

When Stampin' Up! announced the destination of next year's Incentive Trip just over a year ago, I was SO excited to work towards earning it. We've never been on a cruise, and now we're going to have our airfares from Melbourne to Seattle and the cost of the cruise taken care of by the amazing company that I've had the pleasure of representing for almost 10 years.

Thank you Stampin' Up! and thank you so much all of my wonderful stamping friends whom I have met on this journey - you have made this possible!


World Card Making Day

This year the world celebrates the day on 7 October, but one day wasn’t enough for Stampin' Up!

For ten days (1–10 October), you get 15% off Notecards & Envelopes and select stamp sets. Also, when you buy Fast Fuse Adhesive, you’ll get two refills for FREE! These items will help you celebrate the best hobby of all—cardmaking!

Get 15% off these Note Cards & Envelopes and stamp sets:

ITEM DESCRIPTION COORDINATING DESIGNER SERIES PAPER ON SALE IN OCTOBER TOO!
131527 (Whisper White)/ 144236 (Very Vanilla) Note Cards & Envelopes  
143931 (W)/ 143934 (C) Just Add Text Just Add Color Specialty Designer Series Paper
143669 Daisy Delight Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper
143660 Birthday Delivery Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper
143650 (W)/ 143655 (C) Merry Mistletoe Be Merry Designer Series Paper
143840 (W)/ 143843 (C) Pieces & Patterns Pick A Pattern Designer Series Paper
143677 Coffee Café Coffee Break Designer Series Paper
143937 (W)/ 143940 (C) Oh So Eclectic Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper
143799 (W)/ 143802 (C) Lots Of Love Whole Lot Of Lovely Designer Series Paper
143846 (W)/ 143849 (C) Graceful Garden Petal Garden Designer Series Paper
143726 Colorful Seasons Color Theory Designer Series Paper
143925 (W)/143928 (C) Wood Words Wood Textures Designer Series Paper
144807 Brightly Lit Christmas Christmas Around The World Designer Series Paper

 

Plus, buy Fast Fuse Adhesive (item 129026) and get TWO Fast Fuse Adhesive Refills for FREE!

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Free Bling!

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ANNOUNCEMENT!!

Feeling a bit sad because I have the flu and had to postpone tonight's Stamp Club. I was really looking forward to sharing some Christmas projects with the ladies tonight . . . .
AND I'm now less than $500 away from Advancing in my Stampin' Up! title from Gold to Gold Elite, so I was really kind of hoping that my Stamp Club orders would help me to reach that goal by the end of this week! Advancing in title will give me another much needed 5,000 points towards the Alaskan Cruise Incentive Trip. With Stamp Club postponed . . . it's really taking that points tally down to the wire.
So, I don't want to wait!! Can you please help me?

If you have been thinking of putting in a Stampin' Up! product order, can you put it through tonight, or can I help you put it through tomorrow?
If you order online at www.kathrynruddick.stampinup.net  
 please use the Hostess Code YZJ3GE9E so you can receive an extra freebie from me, and as an added bonus, every single person who orders $50 of product (that's the usual Stamp Club monthly commitment) will receive a bonus bottle of Stampin' Up! Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (worth $8.75), and every person placing an $100 product order will also receive a lovely sparkly Wink of Stella Glitter Pen (valued at $11.50).
I'll be here on my laptop waiting to hear from you if you need help with your order - just don't ring me because I don't have any voice!

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