Anna Wheaton - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Burleigh Waters, Q, AUSTRALIA
Phone 07 55 765 469 Email: Blog:

April 26, 2017

Long Time No Post!

School holidays then preparation for our charity day have left me a poor blogger.  (You thought I was going to say something else didn't you??)

Let me remind you of a few things that are going on at the moment!

Lots of our favourite products are sticking around into the next catalogue but some are retiring.  Some have sold out already!  The best way to see what is left is to visit my online store where you can see pictures of the products.
There are some surprises in the retirement list including one of my favourite stamp sets Gorgeous Grunge.  Here are a couple of samples from previous blog posts.

And the Owl Punch!!
He/she has been such a popular punch over many years but he has flapped his wings a few too many times and needs a rest!
And my beloved Yummy in My Tummy!  I have used this set way more than I imagined!
New items have also been added to the Clearance Rack.  These are retired items, marked down significantly.  It's worth a look as there is a wide variety of products on sale.
We have lots of great new products coming up soon in the new catalogue but in the meantime, make sure that you don't miss out on your favourites that are retiring!
This Saturday my team and I are hosting an Australia's Biggest Morning Tea!  It has kept us very busy!  Today I got stuck in and made the nametags.
If you want to order anything please let me know and I will get the order underway.  If you prefer shopping at my online store the current host code is ZVRGE2YE.  There is a box to enter the code when you are in your shopping basket.
Thanks for stopping by!


April 3, 2017

Phoebe's Treats

It was my niece's birthday recently so I pulled out stamps and ink to make a card and co-ordinating gifts.

She is someone who appreciates a homemade card, so it's always nice to see her reaction.

I made a card, a gift card holder and a belly band for the gift.

I saw the card on the internet but did not take note of the original creator and so can't give credit.

The flower is from the Easter set Basket Bunch and I have stamped it in different colours from the Brights family then used my Watercolor Pencils and Aqua Painter to colour them in.

I love the effect of them climbing the letters.  I cut out the letters first using the Large Letters Framelits then stamped and coloured.  They are popped up on dimensionals.  I also covered each flower with Wink of Stella.

The belly band for the present was stamped on copy paper - you can see the Wink of Stella in the pic below.

If you need any stamping supplies, I would be very happy to earn your business.
You can shop online by clicking HERE or you can contact me by email: or phone me on 07 55 765 469.
Thanks for stopping by!

March 30, 2017

Easter Treats

Hi Everyone

I am having a great time with the Basket Bunch stamp set and matching dies.  SU! is doing a great job of making Occasions sets that stretch beyond the specific occasion.  Basket Bunch is an Easter set but has beautiful flower components and the cutest bunny that can be used for other occasions.

Here is our recent class projects.

The ladies had a choice between these two cards:  a basket of flowers or the Easter bunny!  This design was CASEd from Mary Fish one of my favourite stampers.

Our other card was a clean and simple card which could be adapted for Easter or other occasions.  I love that little die cut basket.  This was  CASE also from a European demonstrator.

Our treat holder used Hey Chick, one of the FREE SAB items available till tomorrow!

And lastly, I saw this little box created by Paula Dobson and knew it would be a winner!

Lots of copying from the generous Stampin' Up! community for this class!

Thanks for stopping by!

Remember that today and tomorrow are the last two days of Sale-a-Bration!


March 26, 2017

Using the DSP

One of our recent classes was STAMP.  RELAX.  REPEAT. with DSP.  The idea of these classes is that the projects are pretty simple, with minimal instruction from me and more time to chat.

If you have any DSP lying around at home, these are pretty easy to put together...and pretty quick.

These are simply cut out using the Bitty Butterfly Punch and stuck on using Glue Dots.

Squares of DSP are punched out for this one using the now retired 1" Square Punch.  We stuck them onto a square of Whisper White then ran it through the Big Shot using an embossing folder to give it a quilted look.

Wedgewood?  This time we used the 1" Circle Punch on the Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper.  To define the edges, we sponged with Night of Navy ink.  The circle were then popped up on Dimensionals.

And I think this one is my fave.  Using strips of different widths (and a retired DSP) we covered a rectangle of Whisper White.  Then we used the Leaflets Framelits to cut out the leafy shapes.  A little bow of linen thread is perfect to finish them off.

If you are wanting a relaxing time to get creative, have a chat and make some beautiful things, please feel welcome to come along to my classes.  I update my class timetable regularly and you can access it using the 'Come to my Classes' button at the top of the blog.

Don't forget that Sale-a-Bration ends on March 31st!  This is a great time to buy - $90 gets you a free SAB item, and a great time to join - two free stamp sets when you join during SAB.

Thanks for stopping by!


March 24, 2017

Footprint Cards Update

Just a quick post to let you know how our Footprint Cards and Hospital Boxes are going...

Our Footprint Cards at Gold Coast University Hospital need restocking.  They are preferring the pink and blue cards and fortunately I had some ready made, from our last session.

These are heading off in the post!

We are getting a box of the cards organised for Gold Coast Private Hospital also.  I have packaged up a box of all the bits and pieces for one of my wonderful customers Linda, who is going to cut and assemble 60 cards for me.  I have included a sample and some scratchy instructions.  Thanks Linda!

At John Flynn we are providing Footprint Cards and Hospital Boxes, containing all the bits needed for making a card.  Two of my customers, Jan and Allison volunteer to go along and work with the patients to make the cards.  Recently we designed a box to make bookmarks which has proved very popular so we created another box with a more masculine theme for making masculine bookmarks.  The stamp set was donated by Anne, another of my generous customers.

These boxes are all stocked using funds that you help raise when you come to our Annual Christmas Charity Workshop which usually occurs in October. 

Thanks for all that you do to help these causes.

If you would like to help another great cause, we are having another charity day, this time to help the Cancer Council.

We already have about 20 people booked in and it is a guaranteed fun day!  If you would like to come along, please let me know.

Thanks for stopping by and thanks again for supporting these great causes.


March 19, 2017

Sale-a-Bration is ending soon

Have you been enjoying Sale-a-Bration?  It's our biggest promotion of the year and it's always so exciting to see what the Sale-a-Bration items are each year.

All the Sale-a-Bration items are still available and there are three items. 

This card showcases on of the stamps in Reverse Words.  I love this watercolour effect.  The other word says 'cheers'.

This card showcases the other TWO items.

The glimmer paper is beeeooootiful!  It is a 6 x 6 inch pack with Mint Macaron, Sweet Sugarplum and Bermuda Bay colours.

The other item is the Make a Medallion stamp set.  That gorgeous round image is made using two colours and two stamps which layer together.  Ooo la la.

Sale-a-Bration ends on the 31st of March.  So if you want to grab these beauties for FREE, contact  me with an order.  Every $90 gives you  free item!

And lastly - I have a class on Tuesday!  This is an order based class.  It's $20 or FREE with a minimum order placed on the day! Contact me if you would like to come along: or phone me on 55 765 469.

Thanks for stopping by!