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Small But Mighty – The Adhesive Eraser To The Rescue!

Those that know me well know this is one of my favorite Stamping products and would be on my list for the top 10 Must haves. While it is not a new addition to the Stampin’ Up! range it is an essential item for your craft stash.

This easily overlooked tool is inexpensive and unassuming, but if you haven’t worked with Stampin’ Up!’s adhesive eraser, the Adhesive Remover on page 181, you are missing out!

This little square of………..nothing……..easily and quickly removes most stray adhesives with a few quick little dabs or rubs without damaging your project! It quickly “erases” the adhesive leaving behind nothing but fresh smooth card stock, designer series paper and most other paper-based materials. I can’t craft without it because I never know when I might change my mind, go a little crazy with my SNAIL or get some Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive somewhere I don’t want it.

TIP: ALWAYS let the Multipurpose Liquid Glue dry completely before using the adhesive eraser!

NOTE: This tool does not work well on Glue Dots or the adhesive in the Fine Tip Glue Pen. To remove Glue Dots, gently roll them into as small a ball as you can and again gently lift them straight up off the paper. The adhesive in the Fine Tip Glue Pen can be wiped away when wet but know that it WILL leave a clear coating on the surface of the paper.

At less than $7 this little workhorse of a tool costs less than cents per use, takes decades to run out and can be “cleaned” simply by pulling off the balled up adhesive or using an craft knife, trimming just the sticky parts. Don’t spend extra time trying to cover a mistake – grab the Adhesive Remover adhesive eraser and whisk those projects clean!

Small But Mighty - The Adhesive Eraser To The Rescue!

Top 10 Must Haves from New Catalogue – No 1

With the start of a new catalogue I thought that I should give you a run down of the top 10 must haves from the new catalogue.

 

In no particular order and I cant choose favorites. Let me show you the top 10 Must have products that are going to be living in my craft room.

 

Top 10 Must Haves - Tin of Cards 2016

TIN OF CARDS

Located on page 160 of the new catalogue at a price of $47AUD/$57 NZD – Product Number 141651.

My plan with this kit is to get the co-ordinating Designer Tin of Cards Stamp set (Sold separately) and spend an afternoon putting the 16 cards together.

You get 4 cards and 4 different designs.

The stamp set is cute on its own, which will allow you to make many different cards with a variety of greetings. You can use it with other projects as it has multiple words that are appropriate for many projects. It can be found on page 161 at a price of $45AUD/$55 NZD – Product Number 141739

You can break the rules and not follow the instructions. Change the designs to anything you wish and alter the greetings or change the stickers.

Envelopes are included – make sure that you stamp something onto those. This is reason alone to add it to your Top 10 Must Haves

The tin itself is super cute. It has little dividers in it, which will allow you to sort your greeting cards.

I am thinking I will take this to the office and sell the cards. The cute tin wont look out of place or messy!

This is an easy project for beginners and is a great workshop idea. If you wanted to get some friends over – you buy the kits and I will bring the stamp set!

As this suits beginners and experts alike I think its a well deserved item to kick off the Stamp A Memory Top 10 Must Haves List!

Bonus Days

 

For every 90 AUD/$110 NZD you spend between 7 July and 31 July (before shipping and handling), you’ll get $9 AUD/$11 NZD Bonus Days coupon that you can use between 2 and 31 August. This is a great opportunity to shop from your wish list, whether you buy your favourite  products now or later in August with your coupons!

Have you heard about Bonus Days? Did you get everything you want from the new annual catalogue yet? Since it came out only a month ago, you probably still have some items on your wish list, and we have some great news for you! For every 90 AUD/$110 NZD you spend between 7 July and 31 July (before shipping and handling), you’ll get $9 AUD/$11 NZD Bonus Days coupon that you can use between 2 and 31 August. This is a great opportunity to shop from your wish list, whether you buy your favourite  products now or later in August with your coupons!

Over this month I will be giving you some ideas about products that I love that you might want to add to your wish list or your stash. Look out for this month’s newsletter which will give you some ideas to get creative.

Details
• Promotion period: 7–31 July 2016
• Redemption period: 2–31 August 2016
• An email address is required to participate in this promotion; Bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered via email.
• It is strongly recommended that participants both save emails containing their Bonus Days coupon codes AND write down the coupon codes in a safe place. Codes cannot be resent if the email is lost, and lost codes cannot be recovered.
•Bonus Days coupon codes can be redeemed for any product, excluding Starter Kits.

Washi loving – How Cute is this card?

Washi Loving – How cute is this card?

 

Washi loving

I can’t show you what the inside looks like as I gave to to my valentine.

This is a super quick card that you can adjust to suit any celebration. I changed the punch from a heart to a butterfly and made a birthday card for a friend. You can also mix it up by changing what washi tape you use or the folder that you use as your background.

Why not have a try to CASE (Copy and Share Everything) this card. Email it to me mel@stampamemory.com and I will feature it on my facebook group or blog.

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Best Promotion of the year!

 

Sale-A-Bration is the best promotion of the year!

best promotion of the year

The best promotion of the year – Sale-A-Bration is the best time to join my Stampin’ Up! team because you’ll get MORE free product credit in your starter kit! Receive discounts, get new products first, and more!

I love that I can be my own boss, while being creative and building my business. I have been a demonstrator for over seven years, all while working full time. This company allows me to be creative and run a business that adds to my household’s income. I love being able to share what I love with others and my team. There is nothing like seeing someone be creative and making something.

Contact me for more details or join here 

Sale-A-Bration is definitely the best promotion of the year.

Tool tip punches – Why you need punches in your stash?

Tool tip punches –  Why do you need punches in your stash of stamping goodies?

 

tool tip punches

Punches are one of those items that makes making projects just that bit easier. Some punches can be the feature to your projects #punchart or they can be a huge time saver!

Stampin’ Up Punches are designed so that they can be stacked which aids the OCD in all of us to have neat storage. They can also be snipped so that they are closed which is a hand space saving feature and is very handy when packing your bags for a retreat.

Punches are designed to be used together so some fit inside others, while others complement stamp sets, reducing the need for fussy cutting (is that just an aussie term? it means cutting things out by hand).

They are the perfect item to make your greetings on your cards pop!.

To see the range of Stampin Up punches available click here 

My tool tip for punches is to stamp with one punch and then use a scalloped punch on a co-ordinating cardstock, as a background piece to make the perfect mount!.

Stampin’ Up! just released new Sale-A-Bration items

Stampin’ Up! just released new Sale-A-Bration items that you can earn for FREE! Which one do you love the most?

How cute are these projects and super easy too. With this crazy weather that we are experiencing in Cairns this week its a perfect time for me to spend time under the air conditioner in the craft room. I have many celebrations to create some cards and gifts for coming up events. I have been able to have a play with the new sale-a-bration items.

I am also developing some classes to share with you. I have been busy with many orders this month. My VIP clients have received special gifts in the mail. Did you receive one? If not jump on my mailing list? so that you dont miss out on the next surprise.

Perfect time to place an order and get some FREEBIES! Sale-A-Bration is such a magical time of year. Would love to see what you have been creating.

new sale-a-bration items

new sale-a-bration items

Put your order in now to get these great sets. You contact me or order direct online. Order online here

What are the new Sale-A-Bration items that you will want to be creative with?

How do I??

Do you ever look at some of the cards online and think how did they do that? When I was a beginning stamper I remember thinking – The cards online look great but I wont ever be able to do that. After being a demonstrator for as long as me, you get to learn how cards are done and I LOVE TECHNIQUES. Send me some tricky cards that you have seen online and lets see if we can work out together how to make that. So there is no more how do I?

How Do I?

How Do I?

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Letterbox Loving

Letterbox Loving

Letterbox Loving

How would you like to receive a handmade card from me? One of my challenges for 2016 is to give one card a week. I have so many cards that are sitting in boxes clogging up my craft room. I love most of them and that is why I have kept them but its time to let them go. After stamping for over seven years the craft room isn’t getting any bigger. Its a bit like the cupboard full of retired stock…… that’s a whole different story. So if you would like to be a in the running for a handmade card from me drop me a line and I will see what I can do… Its always so nice to get some letterbox loving…..

Welcome to Sale-A-Bration 2016

Welcome Sale-A-Bration 2016!

Welcome Sale-A-Bration 2016

Welcome Sale-A-Bration 2016

Have you seen the fantastic Sale-A-Bration items that you can earn for free?

Book your party today and earn extra Stampin’ Rewards!

 

Hosting a workshop at any time is so much fun. It was one of the first things that made me fall in love with Stampin’ Up! There is so much to be said for getting the girls together and catching up. I love that at the same time you can be creative. With all the craziness of Christmas settling down everyone is a lot more relaxed and wanting to share times with others. A Stampin Up Workshop is the perfect idea and all you need to do is provide a space and a few cups for tea and send out some invites! Much easier than a High Tea session, even though these are fun.

One of the things that I enjoy most about doing workshops is seeing the smile on people’s faces when they say “Look what I made!!!” Do you have a friend who may not be crafty but you love catching up with maybe she is someone you could invite to your next workshop.

During Sale-A-Bration it is the perfect time to host a workshop as there are extra rewards!!!!!! Just host a qualifying party during Sale-A-Bration and earn $40 AUD more Stampin’ Rewards. You could even apply these rewards towards your Starter Kit.

Click on the link here to view the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue online or complete the section below and I will get one in the post to you 

I cant wait to show you some of the cute projects that I have been making with the new products

So once again Welcome Sale-A-Bration 2016.

My Stamping Resolutions for 2016

My Stamping Resolutions for 2016

I have been able to spend some time thinking about my stamping resolutions for 2016 since I am not currently working at my normal full time job,and what I would like to achieve for the coming year. These are some of the stamp resolutions or plans that I thought about and plan to work on for the coming year.

  • I had the usual – I plan to continue to eat clinkers to get the creative juices flowing but the growing waist line is not supportive of continuing this resolution.
  • Drink more water – I downloaded an app that sends me notifications to work on this one, so far so good but the diet coke withdrawal headache is a killer.
  • Print more photos – Santa delivered a nice cheque so once that clears from the bank I am thinking a Canon Selphy might be in order so that I can print from my iphone to the Selphy whilst in the craft room would be ideal.
  • To Project Life more frequently – I love to scrapbook but feel that I am useless if you give me a 12 x 12 piece of card stock. I love project life and how quickly you can bung out the pages. I sat yesterday and got about 6 back to back pages done and it was all so simple. I now just want to bling it up a bit more.
  • To research more about blinging up the Project Life pages. I am a member of some great PL face book groups and I am in awe of how creative these girls are. I want to research and get more ideas from them.
  • I want to not buy any greeting cards AT ALL this year.
  • I want to post more random cards
  • I want to continue my random acts of kindness ideas on pinterest and do some frequently.
  • I plan to block out time in my diary to just stamp, scrap and create in my craft room.
  • I would like to learn an easier way to watermark a number of photos quickly
  • I promise to send a monthly newsletter – have you signed up to receive this?

 

 

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Funny New Year Stamping Resolutions

How does that list compare to yours? I would love to hear your stamping resolutions for 2016

Top Ten items for all Stampers

Top 10 Items for Stampers

Welcome to the Stamp A Memory Top Ten items for all stampers. Many of these Items are cheap as but you will have them and use them over and over. Many of these I bought when I was a new stamper about 8 years ago and I still use them today. I have loved a lot of them to death to the point that they should probably be replaced.

10. Something to play Bon Jovi on while stamping

9. Stampin’ Scrub (126200)

8. Grid Paper (130148)

7. Bone Folder (102300)

6. Paper Trimmer (129722)

5. Very Vanilla Cardstock (106550)

4. Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

3. Adhesive Remover (103684)

2. Paper Snips (103579)

  1. Snail Adhesive (104332)

What is included on your Top Ten of Supplies needed? How many of these things do you own? How do they aid your stamping ability?