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

August 31, 2010

Melon Mambo

We sponsored my niece, Ella, who got 100% on her spelling test.  I whipped this up to congratulate her.  I love the intensity of Melon Mambo.  The sentiment was done on computer.

August 25, 2010

September Workshop

I am taking bookings for my September Workshop.  We'll be exploring some fantastic new card designs - the Easel Card and the Joy Fold Card as well as trying out the Fresh Cut Notes from the catalogue.

Cost: $20
When:  Tuesday September 14th 2010

9.30 - 12 noon or 7 - 9.30pm
in the Burleigh Waters area.
To book:  RSVP by Friday September 10th
Phone 55 765469 or email

August 23, 2010

Occasional Greetings for Father's Day

The Stamp set Occasional Greetings has 12 stamps to cover all occcasions.  The Father's Day stamp is a great solid image and I worked the layout of this card to echo the layout of the stamp.

Old Olive is one of my favourite colours and it's one that will continue into the new catalogue.  The three brads line up beautifully using the mat pack.

That's Windsor Knot DSP in the background.  Love it!

Stamp Sets:  115932 Occasional Greetings
Paper:  106549 Whisper White A4, 106576 Old Olive A4
Ink:  102277 Old Olive
Accessories:  104336  Silver Brads, 105826 Mat Pack

August 21, 2010

Last Chance List!

In 10 days the catalogue that we have known and loved will be gone.  Is there anything you want before it's too late?
Here's the latest...
For the Bride Stamp set, Basic Black 12x12, Basic Black A4, Sahara Sand A4, Close to Cocoa A4, Old Olive 12x12, Kraft A4, Sweet Slumber Specialty DSP, Pop Up Glue Dots  (Some of these will be back in the new reconfigured packs, but you get the idea)
Nursery Necessities Stamp Set, Eastern Influences Stamp Set, A Rose is a Rose Stamp Set, Playful Petals Stamp Set, Totally Tabs Stamp set, Short Order Alphabet Stamp Set, Forever Flowers Wheel, Bella's Border Wheel, Kiwi Kiss A4 (I will MISS Kiwi KISS), Very Vanilla 12x12, Whisper White 12x12, Real Red Stampin' Around Cartridge, "I Wish" Simply Scrappin' Kit, "Rock-a-Bye Boy" Simply Scrappin' Kit, Elegant Eggplant Grosgrain Ribbon, Star Punch, Word Window Punch, Stampin' Pastels

6 stamp sets that are 50% off:

A Happy Heart (page 34) is now $20.98

Best Wishes and More (page 53) is now $23.98

Greetings Eight (page 57) is now $24.98 - running low

Only Ovals (page 93) is now $19.98

Enjoy Every Moment (page 97) is now $26.98

All Scallops (page 105) is now $27.98

6 of the Designer Series Papers are 25% off, and one is 50% off (Pink Flamingo is only $8.48!)

"I Wish" Simply Scrappin Kit (page 137) -  for Christmas cards and scrapbooking is 25% off - now only $27.71!

The punches are all listed because they are being reconfigured into the new punch style, however 5 punches are not returning at all:

Trio Flower
Double Rectangle
Horizontal Slot
AND I can't believe it....

Small Star (#109045) $20.95

Remember this card???? 

That cute star with the hole in the middle needs the Small Star Punch to make...well...the hole in the middle. The Large Star is returning in the new punch style but the small star is retiring to that Milky Way in the if you want one, let me know!

Windsor Knot DSP

I have only just discovered Windsor Knot Designer Series Paper and it's about to retire!  It has fantastic patterns for male cards.  The good news is that it is one of the packs that is reduced.  $16.95 down to $12.71.
This card is well and truly CASEd from Margaret Moody's blog.

and another

August 19, 2010

Father's Day

With Father's Day fast approaching it's time to get those masculine cards organised.  My most recent workshop focussed on male cards and my tips were
  • keep it simple
  • use minimal embellishments
  • combine earthy tones and save bright colours for accents
  • metallic accents, such as brads add a nice touch
Keeping with the earthy tones, here is a small card for a dad.  The sentiment is done on the computer.

Stamp Sets: 115896 Trendy Trees
Paper:  102277 Old Olive A4, 108599 Choc Chip A4, 108601 Pumpkin Pie A4, 106569 More Mustard A4
Ink:  102277 Old OliveClassic Stampin' Pad
Accessories: 119871 Corner Rounder Punch

August 17, 2010

White on White sneak peek

New Textured Impressions Embossing folders are coming in the new catalogue, out September 1st.  This card showcases the Vintage Wallpaper folder (ignore my messy desk in the background!)  One of our designer brads adds a touch of class.

Stamp Sets:  Botanical Blooms (retired)
Paper:  106549 Whisper White A4
Ink:  109120 Basic Gray Classic Stamp Pad
Accessories: 112577 Filigree Designer Brads, 119859 Extra Large Oval Punch, 120175 Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, 114508 Sizzlits Lots Of Tags 4-Pack Dies, 109070 White Taffeta Ribbon

August 16, 2010

White on White

White on white combine in spectacular fashion to create eye catching creations.  These note cards are created using the 7 x 9.8 cm Gift Cards and various punched shapes.  Popped into the Medium Cello Bags with a topper made using the Big Shot Top Note Die, they make a cute gift.  The Basic Gray ink for the gift label is more subtle than black.

Stamp Sets:  119163 Cottage Garden
Paper:  107312 Gift Cards, 106549 Whisper White A4
Ink:  109120 Basic Gray Classic Stampin' Pad
Accessories:  113439 Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, 113463 Top Note Die, 102757 Medium Flat Cellophane Bags, Assorted punches, 109070 Taffeta Ribbon

August 11, 2010

Last Chance List

The last chance list is HUGE because of the changeover to the new colours.  Some stamp sets are significantly reduced, and a worth a look.  I have listed them below.

Page 28  Spotlight On Christmas WAS $39.95 NOW 29.96
Page 29  A Holly, Jolly Christmas WAS $47.95 NOW $35.96
Page 76  Just Jawing WAS $45.95 NOW $34.46
Page 76  A Beautiful Thing WAS $29.95 NOW $22.46
Page 83  Embrace Life WAS $45.95 NOW $34.46
Page 86  Playful Petals WAS $52.95 NOW $39.71
Page 97  Enjoy Every Moment WAS $53.95 NOW $26.95  (This is a very versatile set!)
Page 99  Good Friend WAS $52.95 NOW $39.71

and if you like scrapbooking the ABC alphabet upper set (page 121) WAS $$52.95 NOW $39.71

All the DSP will be retired to make way for new and delicious papers.  Some of these are reduced also:
Page 132  Pink Flamingo WAS $16.95 NOW $8.48
Pages 132 to 134 Haiku, Tea Party, Raspberry Tart, Holiday Treasures and Windsor Knot WERE each $16.95 NOW $12.71.

Check out these fabulous reductions by clicking here to view the catalogue.
Products are available while stocks last or until the end of August.  If you wish to place an order please email me at or give me a call on (07) 55 765 469.

August 3, 2010

Spy Evidence Containers!

My mum gave me a couple of empty makeup containers which, with the help of Stampin' Ups circle punches, I converted into spy gear for my son. The blue ring covers the brand writing and the bottom of the containers are images from the web, printed off then punched out with circle punches.

Scroll down if you are looking for the Last Chance List.

August 2, 2010

Last Chance List

Our current catalogue, which has been with us for 18 months, finishes at the end of August to make way for exciting new products. Stampin' Up! has published its retiring list which can be viewed here. Some stamp sets are discounted by 50%.

Some inevitable price rises are in store and two are worth noting:
  • packs of A4 cardstock (24 sheets) are currently $10.50 and will increase to $13.95. If you have any favourite colours, you might like to stock up on these before the price rise at the end of the month. Retiring colours will be finished and continuing colours will increase by $3.45.
  • our punches will be in the new flat style - great for easier storage and for larger punch designs. Some of these new large punches will be $33.95 rather than $3o.95 so if there is a punch you have had your eye on let me know and I will tell you if it will increase in price. Again, you could save money by placing your order this month, for the 'old' style punch, before the new catalogue begins in September.

Email me at or phone 55 765 469 to place an order.