Anna Wheaton - Independent Stampin' Up! ®
Demonstrator, Burleigh Waters, Q, AUSTRALIA
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August 30, 2012

Go Confidently

A special friend of mine has recently taken a big leap and pursued her dream job.  AND she got it.

I made her this card which is very much a CASE from one of my cardmaking idols, Mary Fish.
Love the stamp set Word Play.  It has so many off the best sayings that say it perfectly.
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August 28, 2012

Pizza anyone

In our most recent class, it was all about the pizza.  Well..the pizza box anyway.  And a smaller version of it.  Made especially for dads for Father's Day.

Our pizza box was 10cm by 10 cm.  Do you like the top?  Would you believe it's gutter flashing?

I bought a roll of it at Bunnings, cut out squares with scissors and ran them through the embossing folder (in this case, a non SU!)  The results are spectacular.  This would be great on a card front too.  Inside we added an insert for a gift card and...surprise, surprise....the old Aldi chocolates fit perfectly.
I got the idea from HERE at Papercraft Planet. 

Here is another top, done with the Vintage Wallpaper TEF.

Stamps:  Tiny Tags
Card:  Crumb Cake, Early Espresso
Ink:  Early Espresso
Tools: Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper TEF, 1/2" Circle Punch, Jewellery Tag Punch
Accessories:  Mini Library Clips, Jute string (non SU!), Gutter Flashing

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August 26, 2012

This is What Generosity Looks Like

Yesterday I travelled up to Cleveland to run a "Christmas in Jul AUGUST" Stamp-a-Stack for my sister and her friends.  Six ladies stayed on afterwards to make Christmas Cards for our Australian soldiers.  All up they made a total of 70 cards!  Add these to a bunch my ladies made in July and two bags full sent from Perth by the mum of one of my team (thanks Jessica's mum!!) and we have a total of 322 cards!
We have achieved a magnificent end total, easily surpassing last year's total of 200 cards! 
I spent some time this morning tucking envelopes into each card.  Thanks also to the ladies who donated money to pay for these envelopes.
My envelope supply has run out, so have ordered more.  As soon as they come I'll give the remaining cards their envelopes and sort the cards into packs of ten to send off on behalf of the 'Lorikeet Stampers.'
Thanks to everyone who contributed to this wonderful cause in some way.  It has been lovely that everyone has been so willing to help. 

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August 23, 2012

Tool Time

Totally Tools is another of the sets retiring at the end of this month.

I've been making up some Father's Day cards and grabbed Totally Tools  for the occasion.

I love the look of layered punches and the 3.2 cm and 3.5 cm circle punches give this card a polished look. 

Stamps:  Totally Tools (available till the end of the month!), Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Card:  Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Woodland Walk DSP (retired), Whisper White
Ink:  Early Espresso
Tools:  3.2 cm Circle Punch, 3.5 cm Circle Punch, Word Window Punch

If you wish to order anything from the retired list, there is just over a week left.  Some things have run out already.

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August 21, 2012

Monkeying Around

I love making items for the Mother's Day and Father's Day stalls at my son's school.  I saw this idea on Pinterest a few months ago and knew it would come in handy some day!

I've packaged up some things in cello bags which I hope the kids will love to buy for their dads.  Who doesn't love banana lollies??  I had to keep them away from my hubbie.

And here's the whole troop of monkeys.

A few punches made these monkeys in a snap.

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August 18, 2012

Lucky Door Prize

I've done a couple of free classes at the local library and made these as lucky door prizes.

Our DSP adds a special touch to anything.  Here I have wrapped it round some Whittaker's chocolates. 

And in the back of the cello bag, a little gift card.

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August 16, 2012

In Colors are (almost) here

I have been having a play with a new stamp set, the new In Colors and the new ink pads.  Stampin' Up! is bringing out a firm foam stamp pad which great for solid image stamps.  The new catalogue has plenty of beautiful solid image stamps and the ink pads really are different to use.

This is a close up of Midnight Muse.  See how solid the colour is?

And now for the family...

Firstly, Gumball Green.  I have a feeling this one will be popular for Christmas.

Next Summer Starfruit...

Raspberry Ripple...

Midnight Muse...

And lastly, Primrose Petals...

And a happy snap of the whole family...

The stamp set is called Betsy's Blossoms, available September 1st.  The Thankyou is from Curly Cute, available now!

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August 14, 2012

Goodbye Happiest Birthday Wishes

This Hostess set has been one of the most popular but it's time to say goodbye.  It's still available with Hostess rewards until the end of the month.

We made this card in a recent class.  The gingham effect is achieved by brayering ink onto the inside of the embossing folder.

I have just received my box of preorder goodies from the new catalogue.  Stay tuned for a look at the new In Colors.

Stamps:  Happiest Birthday Wishes
Card:  Cajun Craze, Night of Navy, Whisper White
Ink:  Cajun Craze, Night of Navy
Tools:  Big Shot, Stripes Embossing Folder

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August 9, 2012

Dashing off

This gorgeous single stamp is retiring AND reduced.  This one has been so popular, is the essential Christmas symbol and it is a nice price:  $11.21.

Click on the icon to the left to see what else is on the retiring list.

If you would like to place an order, please email me at

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August 6, 2012

Well hello

At the same as saying good-bye to the retiring 'stuff' we'll soon be saying hello to lots of gorgeous new stamp sets, papers and accessories.  As a demonstrator, I get to have a play a month early.

Here's a sneek peek of one of the DSPs coming our way.  I think I like it as much as the old Jolly Holiday, the way you can mix all the patterns together.  In fact, I have made this exact design with Jolly Holiday DSP.

Loving getting into the Christmas spirit by getting my cards organised!!  It will be here before we know it!

This paper is called Be of Good Cheer and it's just one of the many Christmas papers to chooses from in our Annual Catalogue AND our Holiday Catalogue, both coming out in September!

Keep checking in for more sneak peeks of the new and goodbyes to the old.

Stamps:  Merry and Type
Card:  Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler
Tools:  Decorative Label Punch, Extra Large Oval Punch, Big Shot, Top Note Bigz Die
Accessories, Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine

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August 4, 2012

First Love

The first time I had a Stampin' Up! catalogue in my hands, this is the first set that caught my eye.  Very soon after, most of the other sets did too!!!!  Loads of Love is one of the sets that is retiring at the end of this month.  This is a card I blogged way back, a CASE from a Teneale Williams design.  I have to say that the window is not my clever idea - that's Teneale's too.  I marvel at all the clever things she does.

Keep in mind that once the end of August arrives, these stamp sets will no longer be available.  If you wish to purchase this set or any others please contact me.  All sets are available while stocks last,, or until the end of the month.

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August 3, 2012

Ink Pads: Retiring and Reduced

Our colours aren't retiring but our ink pads are!  Our current stye of ink pad is being replaced by a new firm foam stamp pad.  The colours remain the same.  That means that throughout August you can purchase the retiring style of ink pad at 25% off! 

If you are wanting to build up your colour range at a discounted price, our Classic Stampin' Pads are reduced from $11.95 to $8.96.  In every colour!

Email me if you wish to place an order!

Check the rest of the retiring list here.



August 2, 2012

Retiring List is Out!

Stampin' Up! has released its list of retiring stamp sets and accessories, many of which are reduced!  If you have a long wish list, or even a short one, it's worth having a look.  Click on the links below to see what we are farewelling!

If you would like to place an order, email me at

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