Sunday 24 January 2016

Cute Chickie ESAD Blog Hop.

It is with great pleasure I welcome you to my blog from Amity's Blog if you are following our Hop. I’m sure you’ve been as inspired as I have been so far.
Ok it's been over 3 weeks now since the new catalogue started with that great little Sale-A-Bration catty to go with it. What set is your must have from the SAB collection? I must have them all but love this little guy and can see him being very popular. (I say him as I seem to be really good at breeding roosters here - 7 last time much to my husband and neighbours horror)

Yes you may have seen these before and there is a reason behind that - I CASEd both these cards from the SAB catalogue to show my customers you can make great cards easily and you have the inspiration to get you started right in front of you. Why not make them, the cards you see in the catalogue are usually what make you fall in love with a stamp set. I also know that just because I love it you may not but often all it takes is one great example to move a set from my maybe list to the top of the must have list!

Please head on over to Chloe's Blog now.
Below is a list of everyone in the hop in case you get lost. Thank you for visiting.

1. Richelle Fletcher
2. Monique Fielder
3. Rachael Lewsley - Birthday Blooms
4. Paula Reid
5. Pauline Bennetts
6. Amity Knight
7. Courtenay Heuston - YOU are HERE
8. Chloe Evans
9. Carly Middleton
10. Kelly Kent
11. Sally Williams
12. Barbara Williams
13. Andrea Buckland
14. Narelle Fasulo
15. Libby Dyson
16. Lou Kitzelman
17. Nicole Wilson
18. Mel Pagano

Tuesday 19 January 2016

Stampin Up New Year New Catalogue

Welcome to the NEW YEAR

I’m enclosing the link to the new Stampin’ Up! “Occasions” catalogue which supplements the main 2015-2016 Annual Catalogue. This “Occasions” catalogue runs until 31 May 2016 – that leaves plenty of time to play with the new fun stuff. And it’s fun indeed!
Occasion Catalogue
Sale-A-Bration Catalogue
Annual Catalogue
If you are in Australia and would love a paper copy please drop me a note to my email HERE

Okay, this is Just Too Good Not To Tell You...
In my 2 ½ years  as a hobby demonstrator, I have seen Stampin’ Up! offer only a couple new kit promotions. But this one is by far about the best I’ve seen yet.

Until 31 March 2016, you can join Stampin’ Up! just as a hobby demonstrator for only $169 (same as usual) but with this promotion YOU choose any products YOU like up to $295.00 and FREE shipping. Oh and guess what - it’s perfectly fine if you never place an order as a demonstrator.

Yep the kit alone is a huge bargain.

You won’t have to hold a class or a party to sell anything. There are no requirements for collecting orders. There are lots of additional benefits and absolutely no catches anywhere!

If you do decide to place further orders as a demonstrator, you will always save 20% on the net price of your orders. But even if you never placed a single order after getting your kit, you are still graciously welcomed and are given immediate access to a whopping pile of online resources (tutorials, training on getting the best use from various dies, papers, tools, etc.) and even some social media forums that are open only to Stampin’ Up! demonstrators.  I’ve personally enjoyed those extras immensely! And learned a LOT of new skills.

And just in case you’re wondering…

Ø  If you got a kit in the past but are not currently a demonstrator, you are free to join again now with this fabulous kit offer!

Ø  As you know, I’m a very keen hobbyist. I also happen to enjoy putting on classes. However, I’ve got no “ambitions” about “building a team”. I won’t be holding “team” meetings, but you probably already know that I am always happy to help anyone who might like to explore going beyond the hobbyist level.

Ø  I do not receive any cash from Stampin Up as a result of you signing up for a kit. Nope – not a cent. I am awarded with “flex points” which I can build up to redeem for free products (now you see why I have & share so much free stuff). I’d be jumping at the chance to get more of my Wish List right now for such a low outlay! I reckon that if Stampin’ Up! are happy to put on a kit promotion like this, then I’m very happy to inform you about it!

Ø  Lastly…. In case it wasn’t already clear… If all you want is to get a really big bucket-load of freebies from the kit, THAT IS PERFECTLY FINE. After 30 June 2016, if you’ve done nothing more than just get your kit, you will simply drop off the books. And of course keep crafting with me anyhow. But, with all your new stuff (of course.)

If you want to have a closer look, you can do everything online in a matter of minutes. I’ve got a Stampin’ Up! website where you can “build-your-own-$295-kit” for $169. Just click the “join now” button from my site and read up on it:

Remember to check out the Clearance Rack where you will find all kinds of heavily discounted items. That way you won’t miss out on a single dollar of your $295 allowance.  

Come Make New Stuff with the New Stuff this Month with me!

There is no better way to play with new things that the come over where everything is ready for you! That’s how I like to do it, and I’m inviting you to join me. I’m preparing my class schedule and I do hope you’ll come along and bring a friend. Just book ahead so I know how many kits to prepare.


·         Monday 25 Jan: 7.30pm-10pm (day before Australia Day)

Bbirthday cards using the new pop up framelits.

(RSVP required)

Cost: $15 includes Cards, refreshments and tutoring

·         Book your own workshop - on a date that suits you.
Courtenay Heuston
Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator

Sunday 3 January 2016

Bringing people together across the sea.

I'm feeling blessed. From way across the sea - Austria to be precise, this beautiful card has arrived. Stampin' Up! Has opened the doors to some amazing new friends for me including Judith who sent these to me.

I shared the photos from my Onstage event swaps, Judith messaged me saying how she loved them and couldn't wait to meet there. I didn't get to Brussles but went to the local even in NZ instead so a meting was not going to happen. We still wanted to swap so off to the Post Office we both went. I am thinking this may become a regular event. 

Judith included some cute tags as well. 

My kids were in awe - I sometimes worry that they just don't get how big this beautiful world really is and how a little kindness is returned with love. The kids have winced looked up where Austria is and Judith better be aware that if ever we get to visit there she may have us knocking on her door just for a hug and hello. 

Stampin ' Up! encourage us to love what we do - tick and share that love - tick.
Have a Happy New Year, a healthy and prosperous 2016