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November 2015

Memory Keeping - Stampin' Up! Style

Welcome to the Art With Heart Team Blog Hop for November. Art with Heart Blog Hop Badge (250x250)

This month we are focusing on Memory Keeping (Scrapbooking/Project Life).

We all take photos right?

Well, capturing every day moments is so special and we need to document these to cherish. We are all passionate about memory keeping and we want to continue to inspire each other, and you, as we move forward in 2016!

Last weekend was our very first On Stage Event - a training and catalogue premier event hosted by Stampin' Up! It was a really fun, jam packed event where demonstrators got together in several locations around the globe and stamped, and got sneak peaks of our new catalogue and Sale-a-bration brochure so we can start planning our 2016 classes and workshops.

We always take zillions of photos at our Stampin' Up! events, but I for one am very bad at scrapbooking them! This time around, I wanted to do something fast and easy, so I took the utterly gorgeous notebook we received at On Stage, and started "converting" it to a smash album.

On Stage Smash Book (1)

I started by attaching my name badge and ribbons on the inside front cover.

On Stage Smash Book (2)

Then because Centre Stage (the Leadership dinner and training) was held on Friday evening before the main event, I popped in the Centre Stage invitation and a photo of the gorgeous table centrepiece. I have seen a photo on Facebook of my team member Julie and I at the event, which I will try to find again and print to pop on this page also.

On Stage Smash Book (3)

Next was a photo of the Statement of the Heart which was set up on each table - I will print a much better photo to stick here - I didn't realise this one was so small and grainy! And the program and speakers for the day.

On Stage Smash Book (4)

In my notes I had scribbled a list of team members names as they appeared at the event. I got a bit teary over this, as I had counted 10 coming and in the end there were 15 of us plus our two favourite adoptees. As is quite normal now (and fingers crossed will one day be fixed), we didn't get a full team photo before our lovely Margi had to leave to go to another function, which is so disappointing, but the days are always so busy and packed with activity and it's really hard to get a team photo at lunch time when people have headed off to find coffee etc, so unfortunately we didn't get all 17 of us in the photo, but it was the perfect page in my notebook to add the two photos.

  On Stage Smash Book (5)

I had several pages of notes and sketches so I won't show them here, but where there were gaps in the notes, I popped a few photos of things we saw at the event - projects on the displays, projects up on the big screen from the live streaming from Brussels, etc.

On Stage Smash Book (6)

 We had a terrific day with every team member receiving a Prize Patrol and a couple of All Attendee Give-Aways which made for some very happy stampers. It's one of the noisiest and most exciting parts of the day - seeing a fantastic presentation featuring a stack of projects made with brand new products, and then hearing that new stamp set is the next Prize Patrol - there's a drum roll and everyone has fingers crossed that their colour will come up on the screen!

  On Stage Smash Book (7)

I used one of our new stamp sets "ENJOY THE LITTLE THINGS" to add a title and a bit of stamping to our Prize Patrol pages.

You'll notice another product I have used half to death in the making is our Project Life Corner Rounder Punch! What would I do without that!

There are several more pages to show you, including lots of photos of our make and take projects and displays, but you get the gist of how quick and easy it was to throw this memory album together, without having to buy a separate album or journal, and with just using the flyers/paperwork from the event and lots of fun photos.

I better let you go one with the blog hop now!

The last person in the Blog Hop is Kate Morgan. Click on the picture to go to her blog, and if you did just start at my blog, then please enjoy the full circle of Scrapbooking and Memory Keeping blog posts today.

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If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view the participants below:

  1. Claire Daly
  2. Alisha Watson
  3. Ros Davidson
  4. Tina Gillespie
  5. Kathryn Ruddick
  6. Kate Morgan

Memory Keeping

I am really, really bad at making time to scrapbook my photos and record all our treasured events and memories. I am years behind!

And I'm not talking about each year of a child's life or their schooling, I am talking about our wedding, and several overseas trips and a gorgeous Tasmanian holiday and working in the Kimberley, and my stamping journey - because while I have been a paper crafter forever, I have also been with Stampin' Up! for 8 years, so it's a pretty big part of who I am and what I do.

After the events of the past weekend - while we were attending a fantabulous Stampin' Up! training day and new catalogue sneak peak, news started to filter through about the terrorist attacks in Paris - and I got to thinking that it's more important than ever for us to keep our memories alive, celebrated and up to date and there has to be a faster and easier way to do it than the traditional scrapbooking - which looks amazing, but get's put off because everything has to be "Just so . . . " 

Very timely this week as our regular monthly Blog Hop is all about Memory Keeping! Join me after 8am on Thursday morning to see what project I came up with to do some super quick, fun saving of my memories and to see what else my stamping friends have been working on.

Stampin' Up! Mega-Garage Sale


Gold coin entry for buyers or $5 admin fee for sellers

BUYERS—pick up bargains and sought after second hand stamps, dies, punches, tools, retired papers, kits and more! All this in one place, with no postage fees and you can inspect before you buy!

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SELLERS—consign your no longer wanted old Stampin’ Up! products to us and get a voucher for brand new Stampin’ Up! product for every dollar your items sell for. New for old! Dollar for dollar! You decide on the price and you don’t even have to be there—if you’re not going to browse or buy just deliver your pre-labelled products to one of our drop off points in advance! All unsold products can be collected by the sellers for up to 30 days after the event.

Stamp sets


Notes For Sellers—you must contact us in advance to obtain your unique seller's code and let us know how many products you'll be consigning.

All items for sale must be Stampin' Up! brand and no longer available in any catalogue. If you already have a demonstrator and they are involved with this sale then your voucher will be with them, otherwise it will be through one of the demonstrators who is participating.


Drop Off Points—If you would like to sell product on the day but can't attend you can label and price your items and drop them off beforehand. Here are some options, call the one that suits you to arrange a day and time or let us know and we'll see how else we can help.

  • Rowville - Mary DaSilva 0412 483 188
  • Narre Warren - Genna Gifford 0438 062 291
  • Croydon North - Kathryn Ruddick 0418 361 931
  • Junction Village - Debbie Enlund 0467 001 811
  • Langwarrin - Linda Perrins 0438 515 864
  • Mt. Martha - Teena Pillar 0411 333 675

DEMONSTRATORS—you're welcome to join us as a seller, a buyer, or as a participating demonstrator (a demonstrator with customers who wish to sell product) . As a seller you will receive cash for your sales so you can purchase your new goodies for yourself. If you would like to invite your customers to sell their retired products and be able to issue them with vouchers in exchange for their sales there will be a $5 administration fee.

And we would love some volunteers to help out on the day!

2pm—4pm Saturday 7th November,

RAFT Anglican Church 131 Taylors Lane ROWVILLE (Easy access from the Monash and Eastlink)

Talk to us today or visit Contact Kathryn on 0418 361 931 or Genna on 0438 062 291

IMPORTANT NOTES— All sales made on the day will be final. The organisers do not take any responsibility for the condition of the items, buyers should inspect before they buy. All unsold items must be collected by the seller by Sunday 6th December unless otherwise agreed. Failure to do so could result in forfeiting ownership of those items. All items are consigned to us at the sellers risk. While all due care will be taken, no responsibility will be taken for any loss or damage that occurs while the items are in our possession All vouchers issued in return for sold products will only be redeemable through the Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator named on the voucher. Vouchers will expire on 31st March 2016 This sale is being run by Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrators, Stampin' Up! the company, takes no responsibility and has no involvement whatsoever in any of the transactions.