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Social Stamping - Sunshine!

Social Stamping Sunshine

It's time for another Social Stampers Blog Hop!

When my friend Kelly said this week's theme would be Share Sunshine, I didn't hesitate to join in! The first thing that pops into my head when I think of sharing sunshine is bright bunches of daisies.  I just love seeing gardens full of daisies with their faces turned to the sun. I am going to have a garden full of daisies one day! 

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I really love that we currently have two Daisy stamp sets and two daisy punches in our Stampin' Up! catalogue!

I have left Delightful Daisy on the shelf this time and selected Daisy Lane to use. And I've used a whole mix of retiring, carrying over and NEW products!

I wonder if you can pick them?

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For the greetings on my cards I have selected two different ones from the Share Sunshine Product Giveback pdf that Stampin' Up! has produced as a wonderful way to raise money for two charities who are working on the front line of containing and finding a vaccine and cure for Covid19.

100% of the purchase price of the pdf goes to the charities. You can get the pdf here.

Share Sunshine 1 (3)Don't forget to decorate the inside of your projects!!! See that sneaky daisy!

For my second card I have used the same daisies stamped in Night of Navy on Whisper White, but this time I have thrown a little curveball into the mix. Can you pick it?

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Yes! This time I have used a brand new paper from our demonstrator pre-order for the new catalogue which is coming in June. The gorgeous, delicate Misty Moonlight coloured Designer Series Paper I have used for the front layer on this card is from the Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper Stack and is part of the extensive Flowers For Every Season collection.

The fancy fold on this second card is quite easy. I have made dozens of cards with this fold. I haven't included instructions because if you google "Pop & Swing Card" you will find stacks of tutorials and videos.

You can see all the rest of the products I have used by scrolling down toward the bottom of this post. In the meantime, there are LOTS of other bloggers sharing sunshine today and you may find the full list of them at Kelly's post here .

OR you can click on the next box to be taken to Julia's post and follow the full circle.

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Christmas Card-making

Happy New Holiday Catalogue!

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The gorgeous new Holiday Catalogue starts today - and boy oh boy are there some gorgeous projects and stamping products in there!

I have just submitted Assignment 1 for Uni semester 2 and now I am looking forward to really getting creative with Christmassy themes over the next couple of days.

I hope you can come and have a look at all this gorgeousness! I am planning on being in my stamping room in Croydon North from 10am until 1pm this Friday 6th September. Come and have a cuppa, make a card or some tags, pick up your hard copy of the Holiday Catalogue, and check out the beautiful products!

Send me a text message on 0418 361 931 if you need the address.

2019_AC_P080_B_2WRAPPED IN PLAID Product Suite incorporates traditional Christmas colours in timeless tartan with a fantastic versatile 13 piece photopolymer stamp set, Pine Tree Punch, Specialty Designer Series Paper, beautiful ribbon, bells and gold mini pizza boxes.

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Pages 36-39 contain the Joy of Giving Tag Kit, Christmas Countdown Project Kit (advent calendar box drawers) and the Most Wonderful Time Product Medley. These kits make a beautiful gift for someone else, or if you are busy and on the go, they are the perfect quick project to start your Christmas Crafting.

Experienced stampers can assemble the Christmas Countdown Advent Calendar in a morning session and have it ready to fill with surprises for December. 

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The Joy of Giving Tag Kit includes everything you need - a 17 piece stamp set, Poppy Parade Stampin' Spot, and all the die-cut pieces required for 30 deluxe gift tags in a designer box. This kit suits beginners through to advance stampers.

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For those who like to create using their imagination, the Most Wonderful Time Product Medley doesn't come with instructions, but it does come with a massive stack of products for you to create dozens of coordinating Christmas projects. I will be putting together a pdf of beautiful Project Ideas for all those advanced stampers who purchase this medley from me or via my online shop.

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DON'T FORGET!

Come and see some of the products in real life and have a cuppa this Friday morning 6th September, 10am-1pm.

And also look out for World Card Making Day activities at the end of this month and into early October. World Card Making Day is Saturday October 5th.

 

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BRING ME A DAISY A DAY

Daisies are such cheerful flowers - all sorts of daisies are my favourites!

So I was VERY happy to see the new Daisy Lane stamp set and a medium size daisy punch come in our new annual catalogue last month, to coordinate with the Daisy Delight stamp set and Large Daisy punch we already have in our range.

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Daisy Delight

You know sometimes you receive a new stamp set and it seems like forever before you use it?  Well, not this time! I have already used the Daisy Lane bundle heaps - and I've only had it a couple of weeks!

I went for some non-traditional colours, including Seaside Spray, Basic Gray and Gray Granite for this little project.

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This gorgeous seaweed design paper is from the Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper pack - I've sliced a sheet up and sponged the edges with Basic Gray.

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Initially I planned the card as a landscape format, but once I'd gotten this far, I discovered it looked much better as a portrait card with the spray of daisies in the top left hand corner.

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Isn't it so soft and lovely with the Seaside Spray blue and all the grey tones and that touch of dramatic black? I'm really pleased with it! Probably all I would do differently is maybe add some form of bling to the centres of the daisies. Haven't decided on those yet!

For the month of July I am giving away an encyclopedia of projects using the Daisy Lane bundle - a 25 page pdf with 11 full tutorials in it - to anyone who purchases the Daisy Lane bundle. Pdf will be emailed to you after the order is finalised. Order online or message me about it today!

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Talk soon,

Kathryn 


Sale-a-brate with Stampin' Up!

Did you know January to March are the most fun months at Stampin' Up! with lots of awesome products being given away?

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If you like butterflies, Stampin' Up! has you covered with 2 huge bundles of stamps and cutting tools in the Occasions Catalogue (out until May 31st), as well as the very beautiful Botanical Butterflies Designer Series Paper - a free Sale-a-bration gift available until the end of March. 

See all the Sale-a-bration items in my online shop here.

Order online, or if you have an questions, send me a message, email or text and I'll call you back.

Kathryn Ruddick

(Melbourne, Australia).


Christmas Card Making

Stampin' Up! Christmas Card Ideas

Are you a person who likes to make dozens of Christmas cards to send out to your loved ones, or even to give to charity or to send out to a worthy cause?

When November clicks onto the calendar, it's quickly getting to be that crazy time of year when your realise if you're going to get started, it better be now!

 Over the next little while I'm going to share some of our projects from Christmas in July (and since then) including many of the details of how they were created. Hopefully this will inspire you to get started, or get on with it!

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One thing I love is a good production line!

But not too many fancy steps, and not too many cards.

There's nothing worse than coming up with a design which includes colouring and fussy cutting, cutting all the card stock to make 100, and then realising what a massive task you've got before you! If you're going to do a production line, keep it to 15-20 cards and have more easy layers rather than lots of colouring or fussy cutting.

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Pre-cutting the pieces like this also means making it very transportable. If you are going away for a weekend, or going to watch the boys play cricket, you can easily pop all the bits into one small plastic tub and take it with you to do some assembling! My dear friend Wendy Costa-Davis is an expert at this, preparing in advance so she can complete dozens of cards when she is away on craft retreat weekends.

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My most excellent Stampin' Up! buddy, Michelle Corbett designed this sweet and simple Christmas Card for our classes at the Stitches and Craft Into Christmas Show at the Royal Exhibition Building last November. It was a great one to revamp for Christmas in July.

It uses the Painted Harvest stamp set which is not a Christmas stamp set so it gives you a great variation for how to use the sunflower stamp, and we used up a stack of last years' In Color Designer Series Paper in the gorgeous Tranquil Tide which is a perfect darker Christmas green.

The card also uses Cherry Cobbler ink, the Every Day Label Punch and the Snowflake Sentiments stamp set. A very simple and yet effective card.

I'm sure you have several of these items in your craft collection. Why not have a go at a card like this today? 

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I'll be back with more of our Christmas projects before you know it! See you then!

Kathryn


Alaskan Cruise - a Day at Sea

And Sweet Storybook Card Swaps

Our 2nd day on the Incentive trip was a full day at sea, cruising north on the Pacific Ocean on the outside of Vancouver Island.  How does one fill a day at sea?

Firstly we dashed back down to the Stamper's Base Camp to spin the wheel for the day and see what goodies we could spin up, then later in the morning all the demonstrators and their 1st guest were invited to attend the General Session in the theatre where Stampin' Up! staff members spoke to us on business matter, the Holiday Catalogue was launched, we received a copy of that and there were prize patrols and gifts for the guests too.

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Sporting our nice Friday Night Pillow Gift jackets, and happily receiving goodies from the new Holiday Catalogue.

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Stamping presentation by gorgeous Shelli Gardner, cofounder of Stampin' Up!

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Specialty Designer Series Paper with beautiful foil embossing.

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After lunch the South Pacific Achievers group (Aussie's and Kiwi's) got together for a group photo and afterwards exchanged swaps. Lovely Jackie Noble from NZ had organised a theme of "Friendship" with an unusual colour scheme of Blueberry Bushel, Gray Granite, Mango Melody, Pineapple Punch, Whisper White, Basic Black - (Colours of the Best Route Memories and More Card set).

What a good challenge!!

Here is what I came up with using the Sweet Storybook Stamp set and Framelits.  And LOTS of stamping with the Stamparatus.

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Using the Stamparatus to stamp the toadstool outline in black, then stamping the top in Mango Melody was amazing. All 24 of them lined up perfectly!

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Lots and lots and lots and lots of cutting with the Big Shot. In fact if you had called into the kiosk at Chirnside Park on the Friday before I left, you would have seen me stamping and stamping and cutting and cutting, turning that handle, turning that handle, turning that handle . . .

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Ribbons and leaves . . . luckily the vine stamp and die is designed so you get 2 pieces at once. Makes it easier!

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The mice were a bit challenging to stamp - because I was in a hurry and stamped all the outlines before I thought of using the Stamparatus! Derrrr! It would have been easier if I had used the Stamparatus from the start, but as it was, I had to line up the coloured stamp looking through the clear block and the photopolymer stamp . . . so not all of them were perfect!

Sth Pacific Achievers Swap cards (3)I also embossed the Blueberry Bushel layer with the Lots of Leaves Deep Impressions embossing folder, and then lucky for me my dear friend and team member Alisha Watson came over and helped assemble all the cards, sticking all the layers with Dimensionals and mini glue dots.

20180715_011758Here they are all packed up ready to swap. And swapping was such a great way to meet and say hi to our fellow Aussie and Kiwi demonstrators on the cruise. I received back such a lovely variety of swaps from them too, I can't wait to show you!

Come back soon and see them! 


Cardmaking with Coordinating Product Bundles

Coordinating products sure do make cardmaking easier for successful, eye-catching projects.

Yesterday I looked at 5 Stampin' Up! product suites that include product bundles and a range of coordinating papers, ribbons and embellishments. Today I give you 5 more, each with a free gift if ordered from me by the end of August.

1. Celebration Time Bundle (page 81).

Celebrate Time Bundle

Buy the Celebration Time Bundle together with the Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper and receive a gift of 2 metres each of 4 gorgeous sparkly ribbons - the Basic Black, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party and Powder Pink 3/8" Shimmer Ribbon.

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2. Oh So Eclectic Bundle (pages 132 & 133)

These are such beautiful coordinating products. Every card I have made with this product suite so far, I have loved because the products compliment each other so beautifully!

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Buy the Oh So Eclectic Bundle, together with the Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper and the Naturally Eclectic Card Overlays and receive 2 metres each of luxurious Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon in 4 colours

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3. Colour Theory Suite (pages 146-147)

The beautiful Colorful Seasons Stamp Set and Seasonal Layers Thinlets Dies are complimented perfectly with several coordinating products including paper, ribbon, glitter dots and Memories and More Cards.

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Buy the stamp & thinlet bundle, along with the Colour Theory Designer Series Paper Stack and receive a packet of the Glitter Enamel Dots as your free gift

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4. Wood Textures Suite (pages 158-159)

I adore these country style designs with the warmth of natural timber - so cosy!

Wood Textures Suite

Order the Wood Words Bundle and the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack and receive a roll of the delicious versatile Copper Trim as a gift.

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 5. A Little Wild Bundle (page 108)

These dear little animal stamps make gorgeous swing tags when teamed with the Little Loves Framelits Dies - perfect for welcoming a new baby.

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Purchase the bundle, along with the Bundle of Love Cardstock Pack and a packet of Linen thread and receive as your gift 2 metres each of the gorgeous Ombre Ribbon, so soft and gentle for your baby gifts.

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 The Fine Print:

All items can be purchased separately as well.

Click on the items to shop online. Or contact me direct to order. If you order online, your free gift will come separately from me after your order is finalized. If you order direct with me, your gift will be enclosed with your order.

My 50-50 promotion is still running. Anyone who orders one of these bundles (total product value around $100 mark) will get 2 entries in the 50-50 promotion - ie 2 chances to win a $50 Stampin' Up! gift voucher.

Yesterdays' Post with 5 other bundles.


Cardmaking success with Stampin' Up! Product Bundles

Do you sometimes get stuck with your card-making ideas, because even though you have an idea in your head, sometimes the products you have in your stash just don't quite go together?

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Stampin' Up! Product Suites ensure product co-ordination problems are a thing of the past!

Stamp sets have matching cutting tools, papers have co-ordinating patterns and even images to cut with the same tools, ribbons and embellishments compliment the colours in the product suite. It's a real win, win and sure makes creative cardmaking a whole lot easier and whole lot more rewarding with the stunning results.

You can get everything you need in some awesome 10% off bundles to create gorgeous papercraft projects, plus, because I am trying really hard to reach a sales goal which will a) help me advance in demonstrator title, and b) help me earn more points towards the Stampin' Up! annual Incentive Trip, if you buy one of these bundles with the listed coordinating product from me, before close of business on 31st August, 2017 you will receive the pictured extra coordinating items for free, from me as a little thank you.

1. Eastern Palace Product Suite (page 18-19 of Annual Catalogue)

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Buy the Photopolymer Bundle plus the Specialty Designer Series Paper, receive the beautiful Gold Vinyl Stickers as a free gift. 

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2. Coffee Café Product Suite (page 30-31)

Coffee Break Suite

Buy the Photopolymer Bundle, plus the Designer Series Paper, plus the Corrugated Elements, receive 2 metres each of the Soft Sky, Crumb Cake and Whisper White Classic Weave Ribbons to really enhance your projects

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3. At Home Bundle (page 54)

At Home Bundle

Buy the At Home Photopolymer Bundle plus the Brick Wall Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and receive at packet of Boxwood Wreath Embellishments to hang on those doors and make them look so Christmassy!

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4. Birthday Memories Suite (pages 68-69)

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I just love that the Birthday Delivery Bundle includes stamp set, Framelits and Designer Series Paper and that many of the images in the paper can be cut with the framelits! Buy this bundle along with the Balloon Honeycomb Embellishments and receive 2 metres each of the 4 coordinating Stitched Edge Ribbons - that's 8 metres of ribbon in Old Olive, Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie and Rich Razzleberry. 

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5. Happy Birthday Gorgeous Suite) (pages 76-77)

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For Gift Packaging, gift tags and gorgeous greeting cards, you can't go past the Happy Birthday Gorgeous Suite. Order the Stamp Set and Thinlets Bundle, together with the luxurious Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper and a roll of Berry Burst Fine Woven Ribbon to tie your packages and receive a packet of matching Mini Gift Bows. So Cute

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Don't you just love all the delicious product coordination? I know I do! It sure makes creating easier.

If you would like to order any of these product bundles, you may contact me direct or click on the image to be taken to the online shop to order for yourself. If you do order online, your free gift (listed with the bundle items) will be mailed to you separately from me after your order is finalized.

Don't forget I am also running a 50-50 board at the moment, so anyone ordering one of these bundles will have their name on the 50-50 board twice and will have 2 chances to win a $50 Stampin' Up! gift voucher.

I will be back tomorrow with 5 more fun product bundles to keep you creating successfully!


Kelly's Friends

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I'm delighted this evening to share a happy, happy blog hop with lots of stamping friends, brought together by our inspiring creative friend Kelly Kent from WA, who celebrated her 5th Stampin' Anniversary in May and wanted to send around some cheer and brightness to celebrate.

It's so nice to just create some really cheerful bright cards to counter this grey, murky Melbourne weather. I have a favourite stamp set for making bright cheery cards, it's a Go To stamp set for me and I'm so glad it is carrying over into our new Annual Catalogue!

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Did you guess it is Flower Shop Stamp Set and the matching Pansy Punch?

Ive teamed it with greetings from Best Birds stamp set, Birthday Blooms stamp set and Suite Sayings. And a background stamp from Best Birds and my favourite leaf stamp from Kinda Eclectic, which is sadly retiring with the old catalogue and won't be available to purchase after today 😥

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And I've loved using a mix of old and new colours. Did you notice on the 1st card I've used Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive and Calypso Coral, and on the second card I've used the new Lemon Lime Twist, Tranquil Tide and Berry Burst.

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The highlights on the first and third black and white cards are Lemon Lime Twist, and the second card features Berry Burst.

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These three cheery cards feature some favourite bright colours - Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo and Dapper Denim, and I pulled some rather old Washi Tape out of my collection to try to use up.

Then I pulled an old favourite layout out - this is one I use in EVERY beginner stamping class, because it's so easy but so wow factor, and again mixed old with new colours.

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I really love how many different looks you can achieve with the Flower Shop stamp set and Pansy Punch!

Next you are off to Valerie's Blog - click on the "Next" picture to see it! Enjoy the blog hop!

 

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In case there is a broken link, you can come back to this list :

  1. Kelly Kent - http://mypapercraftjourney.com/2017/05/31/stamping-with-friends-celebrating-5-years-part-two/
  2. Billie Moan - http://ramblingrosestudio.com/kellys-stamping-friends-2/
  3. Rochelle Blok - http://rochelleblok.blogspot.com/2017/05/kellys-stamping-friends-blog-hop.html
  4. Kayla Renee MacAulay - http://www.stampinwithkayla.com/2017/05/tickled-pink-for-you-kellys-stamping.html
  5. Jacqui Crouch - http://crouchingdoggraphics.com.au/2017/05/31/celebrating-kellys-5-years-of-stampinup
  6. Tina Gillespie http://scissorspapercard.blogspot.com/2017/05/kellys-happy-blog-hop.html
  7. Kathryn Ruddick http://www.katlodesigns.com/stamping_with_kathryn_low/2017/05/kellys-friends.html
  8. Valerie Moody - http://www.stampingwithval.com/2017/05/31/happy-anniversary-kelly/
  9. Jo Weedon- http://joweedon.blogspot.com.au/2017/05/happy-5th-birthday-kelly.html
  10. Danielle Bennenk http://wp.me/p7kGAo-Dc
  11. Nikki Spencer http://nikkispencer-mysandbox.blogspot.com/2017/05/kellys-stamping-friends-blog-hop.html
  12. Sylvia Verhulst-Batenburg http://mijnfreubelhoekie.nl/2017/05/31/kellys-stamping-friends-blog-hop/
  13. Richelle Fletcher - https://stampingwithrichelle.blogspot.com.au/2017/05/kellys-stamping-friends-blog-hop.html
  14. Chloe Evans - http://chloscraftcloset.blogspot.com/2017/05/kellys-stamping-friends-blog-hop-happy.html
  15. Rachael Lewsley - http://www.mystampinhaven.com.au/kellys-stampin-friends-blog-hop/
  16. Lou Kitzelman - http://withabowontopbylou.blogspot.com/2017/05/kellys-stamping-friends-blog-hop.html
  17. Courtenay Heuston - http://bagsthatone.blogspot.com.au/2017/05/kellys-stampin-friends-blog-hop.html
  18. Denita Wright-Smee - http://denitawright.blogspot.com.au/2017/05/kellys-stamping-friends-blog-hop.html
  19. Christine Blain: http://christineblain.blogspot.com/2017/05/kellys-stamping-friends-blog-hop.html
  20. Martha Groeger: https://www.cookiescraftco.de/2017/06/01/kelly-s-stamping-friends-blog-hop-celebrating-5-years/
  21. Patrice Easton: http://springblossommusings.blogspot.com/2017/05/kellys-stamping-friends-blog-hop.html
  22. Sandra Collett: http://sanzstamps.blogspot.com/2017/05/kellys-stamping-friends-blog-hop.html
  23.  Cheryl O'Bree - http://nyobre.blogspot.com.au/2017/05/stampin-friends-blog-hop.html

Stampin' Newsletter and End of Sale-a-bration

On Monday evening I emailed out my customer newsletter. 

It had a one off, special offer in it for this final week of Sale-a-bration.

I don't do special offers too often, but given that March is my birthday month, and given that the Occasional Catalogue and Sale-a-bration brochure have some truly gorgeous co-ordinating products, I wanted to give Sale-a-bration a lovely send-off.

Who can go past the Hot Air Balloons in the the Lift Me Up Bundle, matched with the stunning free Sale-a-bration paper?

Lift Me Up Bundle

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Or the Dragonfly Bundle and the fun Inside the Lines Colouring Paper?

Dragonfly Dreams

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Here are some projects made by myself and a couple of my team members to show you how we've been using these amazing products.

Hot Air Balloons and Dragonflies

There are several other bundles in the Occasions Catalogue which co-ordinate beautifully with items available FREE through Sale-a-bration, as a free gift with $90 product order.

But Sale-a-bration ends midnight this Friday.

In my newsletter there is an extra free gift, limited to the first 15 customers who place a Sale-a-bration order online before midnight Friday.

Australian Shoppers please use this Stampin' Rewards Code when placing your order On Line : AM3YZQ4S

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If I normally place your orders for you, I will be doing so this Friday afternoon. You will need to have payment to me prior to that. If your order is $90, you will need to select a FREE Sale-a-bration item on top of that (pick two just in case your first preference is no longer available). And if you are within my first 15 buyers this week you will also get one of my special March Madness End of Month gifts.