The Retiring List is out!

04.09.18_HEADER_RETIRING_LIST_SPThe Countdown is on to the new catalogue in June with the release of the Retiring List which is extensive with a Colour Refresh and Re-configuring of the Ink Pads. AS always if you need reinkers of the retiring colours GET THEM QUICK as they are generally the first to sell out along with the matching cardstock. Here is what you need to know:

  • All retiring items are only available while supplies last and will be discontinued after 31 May.
  • Due to high demand for retiring stamp sets, retiring stamp sets will be guaranteed available until 7 May; all other products are not guaranteed and are only available while supplies last.
  • Retiring items are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards with qualifying orders.
  • Retiring host sets can only be purchased using Stampin’ Rewards from a qualifying party.
  • Check out the PDF versions of the Annual Catalogue HERE and the Occasions Catalogue HERE
  • To give you the best chance of getting the retiring products you want I encourage you to use my  online store! You can search the online store to see which retiring items are still available; items that have been discontinued will not appear. 
You can find my Online Store HERE
PLEASE use the Hostess Code WVW9PDF6 if your order is under $300Clearance Rack

More previously retired items have been added to the Online Clearance Rack. These are heavily reduced and available while stocks last.

Check in tomorrow to find out more about the Colour Revamp. As always exciting things coming……

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Kidsfest Class Projects

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Hi Folks Im sure you are more interested in the new Annual Catalogue that has just been released but I need to tell you about this first and then tomorrow I will have some new projects and special offers to share with you.

Stamp for Fun – Photo Frame, Card & Popcorn Stick Class

Kidsfest projects

$15 Per child   recommended age: 5 to 13
 Make your own rolled paper hanging Photo Frame, Scrappy Greeting Card and Popcorn Stick (precut kits provided). Photo shows examples of projects only, lots of different kits to chose from!

What to Bring: scissors and white glue (PVA or craft) if you have it.

Contact us to book: 027 603 6873 or

Prepayment required. Payment details sent out on booking.

This event takes place on:

Thursday 14 July From: 10:00 am – 11:15 am at  Leeston Library (directions)

Friday 15 July From: 10:00 am – 11:15 am at  Rolleston Community Centre (directions)

Monday 18 July From: 10:00 am – 11:15 am at Lincoln Event Centre (directions)


Was it on your Wishlist? Get it now before its GONE!

going going gone picTH_social_retired2016_demo_Apr1816_SPUK_3The Retiring list for 2015-2016 is out now and items are selling out fast so take a look and get your order in before its too late. These items are on a “While Stocks Last” basis. You can SHOP NOW and do an online order in my SHOP by clicking the link over on the right so you don’t have to wait for me to put an order in. You can find the retiring List HERE It will be updated each week on Tuesday through Friday with items as they sell out.

Clearance Rack

Dont forget about the Clearance Rack Items! You CAN order these through me as well as Online. Just let me know what you want!


How to save a buck or two

Hi folks here are this weeks Weekly Deals. As always these deals wont last forever so order ASAP. New Deals next Wednesday. Ive got my eye on those Happy Patterns Decorative Masks. I have both of the other sets already and they are really versatile.

You can Order Online HERE and the Hostess code until 2pm 16/7/2015 is WVU7ZZ2X  Dont forget to check out the Clearance Rack for some more bargains with up to 60% off these items.

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  • Weekly Deals will be offered in limited quantities. Once the quantity for the discounted items has been reached, the items will be removed from Weekly Deals, but they will still be available at retail prices.


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KIDSFEST Holiday Classes – Leeston, Rolleston, Darfield

Kidsfest happens every July School Holidays here in Canterbury with lots of activities for kids to do, both free and paying. This year I am doing 2 different classes so take a look if you are local and contact me to book. email me at or phone (03) 3244 495

Stamp for Fun – Project Life Free-standing Flip Album

$40 Per child – Caregiver Optional – Ages: 10 to 13 – Prepayment required Leeston Library 12.45- 3.45
 Create a free-standing flip album using ‘Project Life Photo Pocket Pages’ and decorative pocket inserts in an afternoon.

Kit includes stand pieces, variety pack 6″x8″ Pocket Pages (12) and pocket inserts which you will be able to put your own finishing touches on. Bringing photos is optional, we can just leave spaces to drop them in later.
Bring your own scissors.


Stamp for Fun – Make Your Own Stamp

$15 Per child  – Caregiver Optional – Ages: 5 to 13 – Prepayment required
 Make your own wood mounted mosaic style stamp to take home and create two projects with it at the event (kit provided). Bring a simple picture or design no bigger than 5x5cm to base your design on and scissors. We will make a wood mounted rubber stamp and make a card and box.
 Monday 6 July From: 10:00 am – 11:45 am Venue: Darfield Library
Thursday 9 July From: 10:00 am – 11:45 am Venue: Rolleston Community Centre
Friday 10 July From: 10:30 am – 12:15 pm Venue: Leeston Library

Here it is!

Hot off the presses here is the new 2015-2016 Annual Catalogue!


Now before you get too excited there are some things you need to know.

The sales periods for the 2014-2015 annual catalogue, the 2015 occasions catalogue and the 2015-2016 annual catalogue will overlap on 2 June. Please note the following about the transition day:

  • Pricing from the 2014-2015 annual catalogue and 2015 occasions catalogue will remain in effect on 2 June for all carryover items. Brand-new items in the 2015-2016 annual catalogue will remain at their printed price on 2 June. Beginning 3 June, all new pricing will take effect.
  • Current hostess programme benefits will remain in effect on 2 June. Beginning 3 June, all new hostess benefits (Stampin’ Rewards) will take effect.
  • On 2 June, all Online Store categories will be replaced with new categories in support of the 2015-2016 annual catalogue. The new categories will contain NEW and CARRYOVER items in the 2015-2016 annual catalogue. All other items will be searchable and orderable, but not categorised. The Retiring Products category and any remaining available items will be active through 2 June.

I will be popping up the catalogue link in the sidebar later in the morning but I have scheduled this post to go live at 4 am for those of you who just cant wait ( or, like me, have dairy farming partners who toddle off to work then).



Punch Art

Just how good are Stampin’ Up! Punches?

Well I have the answer to that! About 2 years ago I “misplaced” a punch and a few weeks ago my partner found it.

P1040502Behind the mailbox in the garden!! You can imagine the state it was in, full of dirt and leaves etc and jammed shut but with a little TLC it’s off and punching again.

Stampin’ Up! Punches are tough and last even if left out in the weather for two years apparently! And, although I wouldn’t recommend this treatment, here is the proof, some little stocking I punched out this afternoon after giving the punch a little fine tune with some layers of tin foil. I usually like to sharpen them with the tin pie plates you get with the fancy frozen pies as they are a bit easier to work with than the layers of foil.




Awesome new offer!

This is a Surprise!

Stampin’ Up! is so excited about this year’s World Cardmaking Day, that we’re having an amazing 15% off sale on some of your favourite products! From 1-6 October,  you’ll be able to purchase select ink, paper, envelopes, and adhesive—all at a 15% discount! Select stamps are 20%!


  • Colour collections and Whisper White in the A4, along with C6 and Medium envelopes, will be offered at a 15% discount
  • Fast Fuse Adhesive and refill component will be offered at a 15% discount
  • All individual ink pads will be offered at a 15% discount
  • Limited offering in stamps will be available at a 20% discount
  • Item Number


    Price NZ

    Discounted Price NZ


    Stmp C Big News




    Stmp W Big News




    Stmp C Playful Pennants




    Stmp W Playful Pennants




    Stmp C Choose Happiness




    Stmp W Choose Happiness




    Stmp C Petite Pairs




    Stmp W Petite Pairs




    Stmp C So Very Happy




    Stmp W So Very Happy





You order directly through me by email or phone or through my ONLINE STORE. Dont forget to check out the New Weekly Deals Mid Morning!


ADD to your crafting budget by having fun!!

Wahoo! Stampin’ Up! has a great sign up offer going until the end of June.


I have been a Stampin’ Up! Independent Demonstrator for 5 years this month. I am working my business part time but I know a few people who do it full time and support themselves from it. Notice I say BUSINESS, yes I AM a business owner, just a little one but a business all the same  And being the owner of this business I say the hours I work; adjust the level of effort I put in to equate with how much money I want to make (and of course set goals to figure out how t make that happen); Plot the direction I want to take and so much more. The choices are mine whether I kept it small and just sell to a few friends or work it full time or anywhere in between.

To start with I just wanted a way to support my papercrafting “habit”, which it did. I got my stuff at a discount and sold enough to pay for it. No I didnt have a large group of crafty friends and I also dont live in a big town.

For those who think it is too expensive (I hear this sometimes) try visiting other craft stores and comparing prices. Yes you can get some stuff cheaper and those chain stores BUT  our product is good quality and you get what you pay for. Our stamps come in sets so they do “look” more expensive that way but compare the prices to single stamps from reputable companies…… the bonus is ours are in a coordinated set so you dont have to try and match styles etc when designing a card.

Although SU is an Amercian company you are still “buying local” by supporting a NZ demonstrator and I feel that is important too.

But back to the topic I have never regretted signing up as a Demo My advice is give it a go! What have you got to lose! To sign up with me you just have to live in New Zealand, you dont have to live close to me as I can support you through other means than one to one. Take a look at this

Dates: May 28 – June 30, 2014

Notable Items:

  • This offer is only good until June 30, so take advantage while you can!
  • During this offer, the special $95 starter kit which includes business supplies pack (valued at $90) plus you can choose $100 in free products;
  • the regular $189 starter kit is also still available.

For more information go here and here