Sunday, January 30, 2011


Well its finally here and you can earn FREE STAMPS yes I said FREE STAMPS . Sale - a - bration runs from Janurary 25th - March 31st 2011. All of these stamps are limited edition and will not appear in the main catalogue at any time. So there is plenty of time to book those workshops to earn free product.

There are three ways of earning free stamps:

You'll receive a free Sale-A-Bration stamp set when you spend $120 on Stampin' Up! merchandise. There's no limit—for every $120 you spend, you can select another FREE Sale-A-Bration reward!


You'll receive a free Sale-A-Bration stamp set when you host a workshop of at least $700 (net sales before shipping and handling)—this is in addition to all of the regular hostess benefits!


During Sale-A-Bration, anyone who joins as a demonstrator can choose any stamp set—a value of up to $95.95—from our current Idea Book and Catalogue!

Talk to me Yvonne today to book your workshop or learn more about this promotion. has a full-colour Sale-A-Bration brochure full of beautiful project ideas you can make using these limited-edition Sale-A-Bration sets. You can also view the Sale-A-Bration brochure online.

Good to be HOME!!

It's great to be back home after spending a wonderful week in Taupo. It's the proper holiday that we have had in about 5 years and it was GREAT. When in a tourist town like Taupo you have to do the touristy things so we did. The highlight for me was Prawn fishing (as I was the only one of us to catch anything) LOL. It was great fun but you have to have alot of patience as it can take a
very long time to hook a prawn.

We went to Lilliput farm (I know we are farmers) but when you are on holiday you still have to get the animals in, and Alex loved it. He especially loved it when the Kune Kune piglets came right up to him as they got out of there paddock. I tried to pick one up but the squealing was just too much (lol).

Off we went again to the Volcanic Centre, I would recommend this place as you learn just how far the Taupo Volcanic zone goes - all the way to White Island. Huka Falls are just amazing with thousands of litres of water going through the Falls per second. There was more water than normal going through the falls as Sunday and Monday the rain just fell out of the sky and was so wet.

This is a photo of Alex swimming at De Bretts Thermal Pools. We decided to take Alex on a surprise and went up to the pool one evening. He absolutely loved it, he had fallen off his scooter a few days earlier and scraped his leg. I tole him that if he got in the green mineral pools that his sore would heal. He did and now its just about gone.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Because I Care

Once again I have pulled out Because I Care, a Level 1 hhostess set which you can achieve with a workshop of just $350. This memo folder was another great tutorial from Ustamp by the lovely Paula Dobson
You untie the bow and inside is a great memo pad, to write all of those things that you may forget. I haven't used my brayer that much so this was a first attempt, I will keep practicing but not a bad first attempt. For some great tutorials on brayering go visit Michelle Zindorff's blog
she is the brayer Queen and you can sign up to her newsletter and receive tutorials in your Inbox every week, you will be amazed at what you can then do when you see the tutorials.

If you would like this great hostess set just give me a ring on 06 2788397 or e-mail me at and I can book you in.

I can't BELIEVE.....

I can't believe that it's Janurary 13th and only a few more sleeps until Alexander's birthday. I have finally put some time aside to stamp with the current round of Ustamp under way. Ustamp is a great way to learn new techniques, get great projects and make heaps of great friends from all over the world. I have friends inn the US, CANADA, AUSTRALIA, we can chat online and have a blast.

This great card I have seen floating round in stamping space for a while and the lovely Marisol, gave us a great tutorial, it's called a treat box card.
Card Recipe:
Stamps: Pocket Silhouettes
Card: Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss
Accessories: Chocolate

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

2011 Bring It On

Well the New Year is upon us and I have promised myself that I am going to blog every week. With a new year we have a great new Valentines Promotion.

Get a FREE package of Heart Treat Cups ($7.95 NZ) when you purchase the Sweetheart Stamp Set or the Full Heart Punch—make it twice as sweet when you buy both and
get two free packages of Heart Treat Cups!

Simply purchase one or both of the following:
Sweetheart Set (W) $46.95

Sweetheart Set (C) $37.95

Full Heart Punch $41.50

Heart Treat Cups (12)
free with purchase

Isn't this just the greatest promo, getting free stuff.

But wait there's more starting 25th Jan we have Sale - A - Bration where you could earn yourself one of 4 exclusive stamps sets by just spending $120, more on these at a later date.