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

November 30, 2016

A cards for troops thank you

Many of you contribute each year to the creation of many beautiful Christmas cards for Australian soldiers.

Some of our cards have made it to Sudan and we have received a thank you email.

Dear Anna,
                    Thank you so much for your generous gift of Christmas cards for myself and my fellow deployed Soldiers and Officers in Sudan.
It came as a surprise to find a delivery with such skilfully made cards for use to send our love to our families at this time of year.   I know it shall come as a surprise to my wife and family to get a card from me, as we usually find ourselves running out of time and missing delivery deadlines.  At present mail is taking up to two months to arrive from Australia, so I'm wondering (fingers crossed) that the return mail shall be quicker.
Merry Christmas to you and your family and thank you once again.

Kindest Regards,
J5 Plans Officer
Operation ASLAN 

November 29, 2016

Tag, You're It! Stampin' Up!s Tin of Tags

As you are making your Christmas cards, don't forget that the packaging of gifts can be fun too!

On Saturday I held my Tin of Tags class.  I provided the stamp set and the ladies in attendance bought the tin.

I had already assembled my tags so that they had samples....

The kit is fantastic and the stamp set is even more 'fantasticer'.  I love that it includes stamps that can be used all year round.

Because I had assembled my kit already, but had to run my class, I made my own versions...  When you have a few punches and die shapes you can pair them with stamps to create your own tags, inspired by the originals.  I had enough washi tape and sparkle left over to embellish!!  Lots of our stamp sets have watercolour 'swooshes' which were a perfect solution/substitute.

Same same but different!

How much time do you have?  I'll show you the full set. The original tag is the one at the top....

The Tin of Tags would make the perfect gift assembled or unassembled.  You get three of each tag so you could even make them up, divide them into three sets and package them as three gifts.  Then YOU get to keep the tin!  (I know you had  your eye on it!)
The stamp set is also on special this month  $37 down to $27.75.
Contact me to order or visit my online store to order.  The current hostess code (entered in the shopping basket) is PHMHSNWT.
Thanks for stopping by!  Tag, you're it!

November 24, 2016


A quick sneak peek.  We made this card at a recent team meeting.  It showcases watercolouring AND a new die coming in January.  We all have a love affair with butterflies and now Stampin' Up! is giving us DRAGONFLIES!  (oh and a bumble bee but more on him later..)

Mark your calendars - I am having a launch for Sale-a-Bration and the new Occasions Catalogue on Saturday January 14th.  Two sessions, 9.30 till 11.30 and 2 till 4.  You might see the bumble bee.
Thanks for stopping by!

November 22, 2016

So what is on sale??

This week is our Online Extravaganza and if you are anything like me, you need PICTURES to help you get excited.  These items are on sale until Monday November 28th.  Scroll down to see all the goodies plus some special specials (?) available on the 28th.

So here goes....

And on the final day - Monday the 28th, the following are on special for 24 hours only.  Don't leave it till the last minute to place your order.  Let ME get up early to snap up the bargains on your behalf!
OK...and we need to finish with something pretty.....  I have a monthly team meeting for Hobby and Business Demos.  Part of the fun is a creative challenge each month.  We made masculine cards and tags this month and one of the prizes was for best use of embellishments.  Cathy won although I haven't told her yet!  Here is her prize.  Do you think I am setting a good example of restrained embellishment use??
If you have a big wish list, why not join my team??  I have a lovely group of ladies and a mixture of hobbbiests and businessists (ok that's not a word, but you get it..)  For $169 you choose any products to the value of $235 AND you get to be part of The Lorikeet Stampers!    Contact me for more details by phoning 07 5576 5469 or email me at
Thanks for stopping by!  Oh and don't forget to order!

November 11, 2016


This is one of the gorgeous swaps I received at Onstage and it's made by Rosie Spezanno.

I love this mousey set and have caved in and bought it.  Why?  Because it's so darn cute AND because it's one of the many sets that are 25% off for November.  Check out the other deals below.

If you are interested in purchasing any of these scrummy specials, email me at or phone me on 07 55 765 469.

Thanks for stopping by!


November 4, 2016

Onstage Brisbane!

I love the wonderful events that Stampin' Up! creates for us.  This week we have Onstage, a 6 monthly global event for all demonstrators who gather simultaneously in all parts of the world.  The main three day event this time round is in BRISBANE!!  Woo hoo!!  And we get to go!!
Part of the fun is meeting up with other demonstrators new and old swapping!
Here's my swaps - I made 30 of these cuties.  Some people make waaay more than that but at 30, I am happy enough!
All of these cards use the In-Colors and the adorable hostess set - Love You Lots.


Thanks for stopping by!!


November 3, 2016

Christmas Charity Day Projects

Our charity day involved making a bunch of projects using materials from the Hello December 2016 Project Life Accessory Kit.

Project Life is our memory keeping system but we wanted to show the ladies the versatility of the kit by using it one other projects.

The kit is full of all sorts of silvery goodness and acetate sheets.

The colours are Real Red, Emerald Envy, Silver (of course) and Kraft.

Here's what we made.

We decorated the White Gift Boxes with washi, stickers and stamping.

The square cards are perfect for simple layered gift cards.

Or gift tags...

We had fun using the Emerald Envy Glitter Stampin' Embossing Powder on this wooden panel.  Can a card have too much sparkle??

The teeny Christmas trees from that panel became shaker elements in our shaker card.  The window is one of the acetate sheets from the kit.  Cool huh?

Another project using an acetate panel - great for customers with a friend called Noel.

A reminder that just because a stamp is tiny, doesn't mean it can't make a big impact.  The Project Life kit includes a set of tiny stamps!

That wreath, number and stripey strip are all stickers that come in the kit.

And for something a little different - a Christmas card with black and silver!

Fancy something fancy??  Stampin' Up! has introduced a new product:  Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.

These framelits cut out the traditional shapes but also add a delicate stitched edge to the shape.

The set of 12 dies cost $50. 

 And to get us even more excited, Stampin' Up! has reduced the  prices of a range of stamps  Lots of Christmas ones and a few from the Annual Catalogue too.

Don't forget that SU! has a sale EVERY day!  You can join SU! for $169 and get $235 of product.  That's $66 of product FREE and no postage charges!!
Stop there OR make a little money to support your hobby OR create a business! Can I tell you that EVERYONE joins as a Hobby Demonstrator? That is, they join for the discount.  Then who knows what's next??
Create & call it a job    
We’re just right for you if you dig:
  • A minimum discount of 20% on every purchase
  • Making your own schedule
  • Adapting your workload to fit your family’s needs
  • Forging new relationships with amazing women
  • Having a go-to creative outlet that you can share with others
  • Getting discounts on wonderful products
  • Making extra money
Contact me if you have more questions.

Thanks for stopping by!