Tuesday, May 27, 2014


For 4 weeks beginning May 28th, you can join Stampin' Up! - and my growing team of Graceful Stampers - for just $85 ($90 product value).

More details to come soon.......stay tuned!

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Want access to an exclusive special?

Exciting news! As a Stampin’ Up! convention attendee I have the opportunity to extend a special offer to you, my customer. During convention we learned how to make the gorgeous Tag a Bag project that you see here. Isn’t it amazing? And here’s the best part: from 24–28 May, you can purchase the exclusive Convention Tag a Bag Bundle for 15 percent off! This special offer is only available to convention attendees and their customers.
The bundle includes

  • Chevron Tag a Bag Gift Bags (item 131370) $6.95 AUD/$8.50 NZD
  • Gold Fancy Foil Designer Vellum (item 133363) $18.95 AUD/$22.95 NZD
  • Watercolor Wonder Designer Washi Tape (item 133000) $8.95 AUD/$10.95 NZD
  • Sassy Salutations Stamp Set (item 132070 W item 126707 C); W $41.95 AUD/ 49.95 NZD; C $33.95 AUD/$40.95 NZD
Wood-Mount Bundle (item 138102): $65.25 AUD/$78.50 NZD
Clear-Mount Bundle (item 138103): $58.48 AUD/$70.85 NZD

Click HERE to see the flyer 
This offer lasts for five days only, so don’t delay. Contact me today to order your special bundle! 

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Stampin' Up! Convention 2014

OMG....it is one of the highlights of the demonstrator's year.  The Stapin' Up! convention.  This year, there is a record number of demos in attendance (almost 700...that's a lot of women in one place!).  We have currently attended the first day and have received a free stamp set, the new 2014-15 Annual Catalogue and have had a sneaky peek and play with a few of the new products coming out!

I was lucky to receive 2 awards: one for sales and one for recruiting.  As neither of these would have been possible without the support of my loyal customers and for the ladies that have taken the step to join the SU! family, I now take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you.

Here are a couple of pics from today...
Michelle Caspar in the process of swapping cards 
Beryl Crisp, Elizabeth Mayer, me and Terri Hawke in our team t.shirts!
The Convention was opened with a musical number by Justine Puy who is starring in the musical "Wicked".
The always beautiful Shelli Gardner (the CEO of SU!)
The make and takes that we made today.  These are using a new stamp set that will feature in the new catalogue!   They also feature 3 new In-Colours!!!
Fleur, hard at work having a go with the undefined stamps
Team photo with Shelli (although missing Michelle, who was taking photos of displays) 
Me with Shelli
The Graceful Stampers.
If you want to see other pics, visit my Facebook page (personal) at https://www.facebook.com/sam.simpson.9003

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Ready. Set. Send.: Cards for a Cure

This was posted on the SU! website yesterday.....

Almost all of us have family members, friends and neighbours who have been affected by breast cancer. This widespread disease has touched the lives of members of the Stampin' Up! family, and contributions to breast cancer research have been an important part of Stampin' Up!'s philanthropic outreach.

To that end, we are partnering with the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) to offer the Ready. Set. Send. kit-a package of 10 handmade cards (five thank you and five birthday cards plus 10 envelopes) that retails for $19 (plus shipping and handling). Stampin' Up! will donate $10 to NBCF for each kit sold.

Not only will these kits help support breast cancer research and make a difference to a worthwhile cause, but they'll also help us in our efforts to introduce Stampin' Up! to new audiences and find new customers for our demonstrators.

The kits will be available via the NBCF's website and also through the normal Stampin' Up! ordering process.  If you would like to order one or more of these card kits, please contact me or go to my online shop to place your own order using your credit card (click on the Online Ordering icon on the left of this blog post.  Once at my store, click on New Arrivals and then select Ready.Set.Send).

Note: these kits contain cards that are already made up.  All you need to do is sign the card, pop it in the envelope and send.  These kits would make fantastic gifts for someone that loves giving handmade cards (and would be a fabulous introduction into the world of Stampin' Up!)

Click HERE to read more about this worthwhile cause.  And thankyou.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Photopolymer stamps

You don't have to wait until the new Annual Catalogue is released to get your hands on the new photopolymer stamps from SU!.  You can order them right now!

Check out the flier HERE to see all the details!

There is not one, but TWO sets available and if you purchase both sets at once (as a bundle) you will get an online class for FREE (valued at $15).  How fantastic is that?

Contact me to place your order, or go to my online shop to place your order using your credit card.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Want the NEW Annual Catty before everyone else?

Evening people!  I know I have been a bit quiet on here lately.....you can blame having to do the 2012-13 tax on that!  I have been madly catching up and now I have finished and gotten it all to the accountant, I realise that I am already late for this quarter's BAS.  Sigh......

Anyway, a quick one tonight....

The new annual catalogue is due to go live on July 1st.  If you would like to get your hands on one BEFORE this date, then contact me and I will ensure that one is delivered directly to you from Stampin' Up!

Last year was the first time that SU! offered this mailing service and a number of my customers took advantage of it.  It is a wonderful way to get in first before the hoards and peruse the catty at leisure.  Come July 1st, you will be organised to place you first order!

**Please note**  If you are one of my current stamp club or technique group members, you DO NOT have to contact me.  Part of your participation in any of these groups means you will automatically be mailed one of these new cattys for FREE (this is also the perk of being in one of my clubs...FREE cattys!!)

For those that are not part of my stamp clubs or tech groups, the cost to you for the new catty will be $9.95 which includes shipping!  You can either direct deposit this into my account, or if you are local to me, you can catch up with me in person to pay cash.

Look forward to hearing from you!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Photopolymer stamps are here!

Photopolymer - or gel stamps, or clear stamps - have been around for a little bit of time in the stamping industry, but for Stampin' Up!, they are our new, next big thing!

For those that haven't used this type of stamp before, they are really easy to use and make positioning your stamps a dream.  To introduce this range to Australia, SU! are running a promotion.

Starting today and running through to the end of May, when you purchase the 'Show and Tell" bundle, you will receive the 'Seeing the Possibilities" online class for FREE!

Simply go to my online store to order your very own stamps, or contact me to place your order!