Friday, October 26, 2012

Calling all papercraft lovers!


Hi Guys!

During the month of November there are two FANTASTIC event that all paper craft lovers can attend!
The first is the Sydney Paper crafts Festival. This event is held at Penrith Panthers Exhibition Marquee from November 2nd -4th. This event is where you will find many stall that are selling products for all your scrapbooking, stamping and card making needs! Below is the flyer. For more information head to http://dekodamarketing.com.au/sydney-5/


The second event is the Stampin’ Up! Heartfelt event! This is a fantastic way to come to the Exhibition Centre at Darling harbor and have a play around with the products in SU! Current catalogues. Included in your attendance fee is stamping’ Up! Stamp set (and you get to choose between clear or wood mount) you will also be provided with lunch. There are organized activities that include Product Playground, Make & Takes, project displays, demonstrations and more!
This event is on November 10th and is $120 to attend. For more information visit http://www3.stampinup.com/au/ena/9247.asp

Well that’s it for now- I hope to see you at one of these events during November!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

It's "SPOOL" time!

I thought I would post this video Stampin Up! made for their promotion! Pretty creative...

Well I hope that will give you all some ideas of what you can use your FREE spool on!

Thanks
J xo

Friday, October 5, 2012

Week Two


Hi,
I know it has been a week since my last post but I have had a few things happening. Anyway- I have also been creating some fantastic cards which I absolutely love. Some are Birthday cards but most are CHRISTMAS! Oh how I love making Christmas cards, the colours, the stamps EVERYTHING is just so fun!
video

I also have some exciting news. Throughout the month on october for every $60 AU you spend on Stampin’ Up! Products you receive one spool of the 3/8” In Color Stitched Satin Ribbon. This ribbon normally retails for $15.95 AU but if you spend $60AU you get it FREE! What a great gift…
If you are interested and would like to place an order or have any questions do not hesitate to contact me via email HERE or on Facebook HERE.

Talk soon
J xox

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Starter Kit Arrival!!

Hi all,
This morning I accompanied my brother to the tattooist to get a quote on an artwork he wants to get, and while I was there I decided to get a quote on one I want! 30 mins later I walk out with my first tattoo! Yes it hurt but I'm proud of myself!
When I arrived home and was just about to watch a movie the doorbell rang and to my absolute surprise my starter kit had arrived!!!
So I thought I would do a post before I start playing with my new things!!

Enjoy your day
J xoxo

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Hi There!

Hi, 
This is my First Blog post as a STAMPIN UP DEMONSTRATOR!!! I have been thinking about joining for some time now and on Thursday I bit the bullet and joined!
I have been using Stampin Up products since May this year and when the new Catalogues were released I had a very long wish list. My Stampin Up Demonstrator asked why I would waste money ordering it through her when I could join up and not only save money by purchasing my stater kit but also by saving 20% EVERY order and if I wanted I could also MAKE money!!!

WIN WIN I think!

So let me tell you all little about myself, I am a 23 year old living at home with Mum and Dad on the beautiful Central Coast. I work as a Casual Teacher (Until my number comes up and I score a permanent teaching position). I love teaching- it is what I have wanted to do my whole life! I love technology and am interested in learning everything there is about it. 

HOW IT ALL STARTED 


I started Scrapbooking about 4 years ago; it was something I could do when I was home on uni break. I studied in Armidale NSW and got a lot of time off during the year. I would travel home and watch TV, Shop or sit on the computer. Mum had scrapbooked for a while before me and one day I stared- It was fantastic, I loved seeing my creative side come out, a side I had rarely used as I was did not have much time for creative hobbies. I continued scrapbooking and enjoyed the freedom. In March of this year I started attending a copic marker class and fell in love- I spent the whole Easter holidays downloading and colouring in digi stamps, I had loads of images I had coloured and cut out then stored in a folder to look at.... But what was I to do with them?

I was looking around for ideas on the net and saw that most people used them on cards and not layouts so I started making a few cards, which I gave out to family and friends. I just kept making cards and I started replacing my copic designs with things from mums scrapbooking table. I LOVED IT. I went back to make a scrapbook layout of my holiday photos and I couldn’t finish it- I was bored and all I wanted to do the whole time was make more cards.

My First Card! Pre-Stampin Up

In the May I went to a Handmade craft Market at Terrigal and I stumbled upon a stall that changed my card making FOREVER... it was three ladies showing people how to make cards, so I went in and payed $10 to make a card- I used some products that I had never seen before, the lady handed me what I thought was whiteout but she called it SNAIL!!! I used a punch, a bone (Something I had never seen before) a beautiful stamp and some fantastic papers.

This is the card i made at the Craft Market!


 The ladies were selling retired stamp sets so I bought three, along with a catalogue and a mini!!!
First Stampin up Card- It's just the text!

Although my cards were still very basic the inclusion of stamps opened my eyes to many possiblilities and I would spend hours at my desk making more and more cards!! I would spend my down time looking through the catalogue circling what I wanted but mostly what I NEEDED! I decided to have a party but I forgot the names of the demonstrators I met at the market so I went on the SU website and searched to try to find a name I recognised but I could not remember so I had a look at each persons personal SU page and also their blog (If I could find it!).

I saw this fantastic blog that was up to date and as I continued to read the posts and look at the beautifully designed cards I knew this is the demonstrator I wanted to have run my first party! So I booked a party for the 29th June. For the rest of May and June I bought lots of stamp sets through eBay and by the time my party rolled around I had about 12 stamp sets. 

My party was great, a few friends, lots of food and we made a beautiful card! A few of my friends bought product and I spent quiet a lot and I got above the $300 sales amount so I got FREE STUFF!!! I was so excited. I had a chat to my Demonstrator about joining up but wanted to wait! 

Since then I have participated in many classes and also a Launch party! 

I currently make and sell cards at a local trash and treasure and also at the handmade markets I first found this AMAZING Company!

So at this moment I am making my blog and waiting impatiently for my starter kit and first order (Which I got soooo cheap) to arrive at my door… And because it is school holidays I’m going to stay home ALL DAY and wait for the postie to ring my doorbell!!!!

OK so that is my story and my first blog post! 

If you read this THANKS!!

If you would like to contact me you can email me at jmsluyter@hotmail.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cardsbyjess

 
J xoxo