Anna Wheaton - Independent Stampin' Up! ®
Demonstrator, Burleigh Waters, Q, AUSTRALIA
Phone 07 55 765 469 Email: wheatonanna@hotmail.com Blog: http://www.nudgeink.blogspot.com/





April 18, 2019

Onstage in Auckland

Every 6 months Stampin' Up! offers us Onstage which consists of three types of events.

Onstage LIVE is a 3 day event which rotates around the three regions.  Onstage Local is a one day event which happens in a variety of locations in the other regions.

This time it was the South Pacific's turn to host the three day event and for the first time it was in NEW ZEALAND!  Here's some pics....


We always receive a fabulous bag with some nifty things in it.  This pic doesn't show it all.  But that's the bag, some file folders and a BIG spiral bound notebook.

Jenny in my team stayed in my hotel, a few doors along from me so we arrived together.


At check in, everyone is...well...checking in but also catching up and swapping.  Thee is a real buzz in the air.


Inside the stage is ready and the music is playing to get everyone excited.


The event had a fantastic New Zealand flavour throughout.  The opening included a welcome by Maori presenters.  Very powerful.



And the CEO Sara gave an opening address.  She always gives us some great food for thought and this time she focussed on making connections.  There was an ongoing theme throughout about how crafting and therefore connecting can help with mental health.



On the evening of the first night the leadership group were treated to a dinner at the Auckland War Museum.  This time we were welcomed by Shelli, the co-founder of Stampin' Up! (and Sara's mum!)







This is me with Em who is the Business Development Manager of Queensland and NZ.  She did a fabulous job of getting the whole event organised.


Me with Sara!


And with Angela who is also in my team.


One of the fun parts of the 3 day event is Prize Patrol!


Basically everyone wins a prize at some time during the event because SU! looks after us but you never know when your number will come up and what your prize will be!


And then there's an all attendee giveaway or two!  We all received one of the fabulous new DSPs.


 Stampin' Up! always does a wonderful job decorating the tables - this is where we did out make and takes.

 And the leadership group was given another training session and our tables looked like this!  Don't you love that placemat????  I think everyone saved theirs.







The next Onstage is November and it's a 'local' event which means a one day event in a few places.  Perth, Sydney and Auckland.  Looking forward to seeing a bunch of you there!


Here's the members of my team who made it to Auckland! 


Thanks for stopping by!  If you would like to know more about the starter kit or about joining my team, the Lorikeet Stampers, email me at wheatonanna@hotmail.com!

April 7, 2019

Stampin Blends Club Part 3

Thursday 4th April Class 

Techniques on Vellum 

This was our 3rd class using Stampin' Up's ® Stampin' Blends and colouring on Vellum.


The first card above, used the All That You Are stamp set, with White embossing powder, to create the raised outline of the flowers. We used Poppy Parade cardstock and Stampin Blend in the same colour for one of the flowers, with Daffodil Delight for the other as an alternative.
The trick to this card, is to colour on the reverse side of the vellum. 
Did you know that you can colour your ribbons and accessories using the Stampin' Blends?  The ribbon on both these cards was originally white but we used the brush tip end of our Blends to change the colour.



The second card, is the flower from the Beautiful Day stamp set with the outline stamped using Daffodil Delight ink, coloured with the Stampin Blends.
Both the Memento ink and the Classic range of colured inks are waterbased and therefore work with the alcohol markers.  Think 'opposites attract'!  
The background is the Crackle Paint stamp from the current Occasions Catalogue, and the base is Old Olive. The Blends were used to colour the pearls too, to add an extra dimension to the card.  

We still have one more Blends classes in my series of 4 to learn about the many techniques for these beautiful Stampin' Blends. I am looking forward to seeing what new colours are added when th4e Annual Catalogue comes out.  

I run regular classes on the Gold Coast for these techniques and many more.  Beginner, casual and avid crafters are all welcome!  Contact me for more information.

If you are interested in any of these products you can head to my online store by clicking HERE. 

If you would like to order or be on my email list for classes (held in Burleigh Waters) give me a call on 07 55 765 469 or email me at wheatonanna@hotmail.com

Thanks for stopping by!

Anna

March 13, 2019

Stampin' Blends Club Part 2

Thursday 7th March Class 

Stampin' Blends 

 This was our second class of Blends Club and we explored light sources and giving objects shape through shading.

For the first card we used the Varied Vases Stamp Set, colouring the vases with the Light and Dark Old Olive. The flowers were coloured in with Highland Heather Light and Dark, and Pool Party.
  



It's important to use Memento Ink for stamped images when using the Blends.  We saturated each of the images with the lighter colour blend then applied the darker colour the daker areas then blended with the light colour.
  
For the second card, we used the Tea Together Stamp Set from the 2019 Occasions Catalogue, and coloured the teapot and tea cup in Light and Dark Pool Party. The flowers were coloured in Highland Heather and Old Olive was used for the leaves. The backing used the Sale-a-bration embossing folder  - Country Floral Dynamic Textured Impressions.



Both the Country Floral Embossing Folder and the Tea Time Framelits Dies are FREE during Sale-a-Bration.

We still have two more Blends classes in my series of 4 to learn about the many techniques for these beautiful Stampin' Blends. They are so versatile and completely change the characteristics of many of the stamp sets.  

I run regular classes on the Gold Coast for these techniques and many more.  Beginner, casual and avid crafters are all welcome!  Contact me for more information. 

If you are interested in any of these products you can head to my online store by clicking HERE. 

If you would like to order or be on my email list for classes (held in Burleigh Waters) give me a call on 07 55 765 469 or email me at wheatonanna@hotmail.com

Thanks for stopping by!

Anna



March 7, 2019

Black is the New Black

Tuesday 5th March Class

Black is the New Black


Black makes a STUNNING background behind coloured images, and this class highlighted the use of Stampin Up ® Embossing Folders and a pop of colour on each black card.  It's something a little different!

Each card consisted of Basic Black card base then an embossed layer, also in black.

Our masculine card utilised the Subtles Embossing Folder, and the Garage Gears Thinlits from the 2019 Occasions Catalogue, cut out in Crushed Curry, Real Red and Tranquil Tide cardstock. The sentiment came from the Geared Up Garage Stamp set.


The second card used the Swirls and Curls Embossing Folder (which is very festive!) with the Sweetest Things Stamp Set for the jar, jelly beans and sentiment.

We cut the jar using one of the three jar shapes in the Jar of Sweets Framelits.
The brightly coloured How Sweet It Is DSP, is the coloured stripey strip, and we used Stampin Blends in Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Lovely Lipstick, Bermuda Bay to colour the jelly beans.  Cute!!


For the next card we used the beautiful Painted Seasons Stamp Set part of the 2nd release of Sale-a-bration.
This stamp set coordinates with a beautiful Painted Seasons DSP, but for this card we used the Country Floral Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, another 2nd release Sale-a bration item.
We used Lovely Lipstick ink for the flowers and Call Me Clover ink for the leaves. The extra pop of colour came from the Lovely Lipstick cardstock backing the sentiment.

For the last card we used the Tropical Chic Stamp Set and Tropical Thinlits, which sat over the Layered Leaves Textured Embossing Folder.
The  flower is stamped in Melon Mambo ink with Shaded Spruce cardstock for the cut out leaf and , Lemon Lime Twist for the stamped leaves.



I run regular classes on the Gold Coast.  Beginner, casual and avid crafters are all welcome!  Contact me for more information. 

If you are interested in any of these products you can head to my online store by clicking HERE. 

If you would like to order or be on my email list for classes (held in Burleigh Waters) give me a call on 07 55 765 469 or email me at wheatonanna@hotmail.com

Thanks for stopping by!

Anna





March 2, 2019

Co-ordinating SAB items for sale in March and 3rd Release of SAB

Stampin' Up!® has a clever idea for March - a range of items which co-ordinate with existing Sale-a-Bration products!  The framelit sets have been brilliantly designed because not only do they cut out the images but they have a little something extra!


Call Me Cupcake Framelit Dies #150072
$47

 

Four Seasons Framelits Dies #150074
$48


Hop Around Framelits Dies #150073
$47


Lily Framelits Dies #150071
$47

 More Than Words Photopolymer Stamp Set #150069
$30


Story Label Punch #150076
$31






These can be found in my online store by clicking HERE.

AND there is a third release of SAB freebees!  These are existing items from the catalogue.  please note that you need to use the unique code below these items to claim them as a freebee.  



If you are shopping online in March my Host Code for the month is YK72WGRK.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Anna


February 27, 2019

Jar of Love + Painted Season + Gingham Gala DSP

My focus this week is JARS!

Jar of Love in the Annual Catalogue is one of my favourite sets - so much so that I have bought it a second time because my first set has been used to death.

I don't know why but I am drawn to jars.

These come with matching Framelits which makes the set even dinkier in my opinion!

And because I used the Gingham Gala DSP, I had to make one in each colour.....


The flowers are stamped with one of the beautiful images from the Painted Seasons stamp set which is bundled with DSP for a SAB freebee.


The Framelits for the Painted Season stamp set will be available for purchase in March along with framelits for a number of other SAB sets.


The large scallop is one of my all time favourite dies from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits in the Annual Catalogue.  It's such a handy accent for cards.


And I added some bling using the Gingham Gala Adhesive Backed Sequins....So easy to apply because....well....they have adhesive backs!


Did you notice I switched the DSP over so that some were the big checks and some were the small checks??


Do you drool over all this lovely papery fun???  Do you have a shopping list that is looooong?  did you know that you can join my team as a Hobby Demonstrator which means that you can buy all your goodies for a 20% discount?

And Sale-a-Bration is a fantastic time to join.

Option 1
Pay $169 and choose $315 worth of product - that's $146 FREE.  And no shipping and handling on the starter kit!

Option 2
Pay $210 and choose $315 worth of product AND receive the exclusive Stampin' Up! tote.

This is what it looks like once you fill it with all the products you choose!


And this is me holding mine!!  It has pockets for everything!


I would love you to join my team, the Lorikeet Stampers.  I welcome demonstrators from anywhere in Australia.  We have an active and supportive Facebook group, regular team challenges and optional meetings.

Contact me to join up or use the link below to join online.

https://ida.stampinup.com/en-au/?demoid=4001400

To order from me head to my online store by clicking HERE or email me at wheatonanna@hotmail.com.

Thanks for stopping by!

Anna