Anna Wheaton - Independent Stampin' Up! ®
Demonstrator, Burleigh Waters, Q, AUSTRALIA
Phone 07 55 765 469 Email: Blog:

May 20, 2020

DSP Shares

As the new catalogue kicks off I am offering a DSP share - this is a great way to get some of every paper.  The DSP is in two parts. If you would like both you will receive a free pack of embellishments.

Variety DSP share is $60 if collected, add $5 for postage. If you are a demonstrator in my team (or adopted) it will cost you $46 plus postage.

Colour family DSP share is $31 if collected, add $5 for postage. If you are a demonstrator in my team (or adopted) it will cost you $24 plus postage.

Buy BOTH shares and you will receive a free pack of embellishments.

If you are more selective and want to purchase HALF packs of particular DSPs, let me know and I will give you a quote.

Contact me to place your order - I will be ordering the first lot of DSP on June 3rd.

Phone 041 6022 766 or email me at

May 16, 2020

My Team: The Lorikeet Stampers

I have a fantastic team called The Lorikeet Stampers!

We are a mix of business and hobby demonstrators.  Here's some of us at a team training day - that's me with the moustache.

Does joining sound scary?  I assure you it's not.  Here's some FAQs.

Q:  What do I get in my Starter Kit?
A:  Anything you want - make up a list of products you would like up to $235 from the any current catalogue.  You pay $169.  That's $66 of product for FREE. A great way to get a HUGE discount!  If you
just want to order the starter kit, that’s fine.  Stop there if you want.

Q:  What happens after that?
A:  A brown box of fun stuff will arrive at your door about a week later.  And then you start playing.  Yippee!!

Q:  Do I have to sell a lot of products? 
A:  Nope.  It’s up to you.  Many people sign up as Hobby Demonstrators - i.e. for the discount.  That's why I signed up originally.  You can purchase for yourself  or sell to friends and family.  As little or as much as you like.  If you want to try to sell more widely that's up to you.  You can try running classes or parties if you want. I will help you with this if you like.

Q:  What happens if I don't sell anything?
A:  Nothing:  there are no penalties for stopping or dropping.  You would have at least four months to enjoy a 20% discount on any products.  If you buy/sell enough, you will then be an active demonstrator for the
quarter.  If you don't purchase or sell anything more, that's fine.  It really is up to you!

Q:  Why join?
A:  Cardmaking and scrapbooking are two of the best hobbies in the world!  By signing up to Stampin' Up! you become part of generous welcoming family of like minded people.  You are also welcome to be part of my team activities.  For me, it's my job and I have made so many friends and had so many wonderful experiences! I would love you to join my team!

The Lorikeet Stampers - named after my street on the Gold Coast, Queensland.

If you join SU! under me you would be part of my team.

We have monthly team meetings which are, of course optional to attend, an active and supportive Facebook group where we share lots of our creations and I post regular challenges.

Along with my fellow demo Bec, we run team training days twice a year with creative and business challenges and presentations from other demonstrators.

The team also participates in two fundraising days each year where you can come as a customer or run a table with your own customers and friends.

I have team members in Western Australia, New South Wales and of course, Queensland.  If you are in Australia, you can join up with me.

Bursting to sign up?  Give me a call (041 6022 766) or email me (  If you have a wish list ready you can sign up online by cutting and pasting this link into your search bar.

May 8, 2020

Our charity day PIVOT!

In these unusual times of Covid 19 my team had a charity day planned at a venue.  But.....we had to pivot and move it online!

I teamed with Bec Ross, whose in person event was also cancelled and we took it to Facebook!

The stamp set we used was called Under My Umbrella so we had cocktail umbrellas in all the kits we mailed out.  And during our intro, my hubby took a behind the scenes pic of me holding my 'backdrop' umbrella.

The learning curve was challenging but fun - we even learnt how to Zoom then join Facebook.  And we crated videos for each project.  Bec was the video editing wizard.

Throughout the day we posted videos of the projects we had designed and each hour we checked in live and added a Prize Patrol....

Here's a prize patrol entry.

All up we had 8 projects.  Some ladies finished during the day, others continued that evening or the next day - and it didn't matter as we had all the videos in the Facebook group.

Here's a pic of the projects made by one of our ladies - Marg Mortimer.

We were also fortunate to have Em, our DDM join us at the start and give away some prizes.

This was a fundraising and FUN raising event and thanks to Stampin'Up!s generous donation of raffle prizes and of course, all the people who bought raffle tickets, we raised a combined total of $1545.

 Thanks too to our teams The Lorikeet Stampers and Winged Stampers who joined in and rustled up customers.

If you would like to be part of the fun I would love you to join my team. They are a fabulous group of friendly supportive ladies.  For $169 you can choose $235 worth of Stampin' Up! products and get free postage that order!

Contact me by email at or phone me  on 07 55 765 469 or 041 6022766 for more info. Or if you are super keen and organised you can join online using the link below.

Come and get inky!

Thanks for stopping by!


February 28, 2020

A way to do good things

Twice a year we run a charity day where customers attend for a fun day of crafting.  Our raffles, donated by Stampin' Up!® are well supported by those who attend.  The  money goes towards

  • stocking our footprint card boxes at Gold Coast and John Flynn Hospitals
  • supplying craft kits to John Flynn Hospitals
  • supplying craft items to Hummingbird House 
  • and our most recent donation was craft supplies to Multicap at Robina and Tweed
A couple of weeks ago I was able to drop a box of craft supplies to Multicap.  The goodies were eagerly received and will be divided between two of Multicaps hubs.

This is Mady (on the right) who runs craft activities with the clients and me on the left.

 And I was delighted to receive this card in the mail this week.

It's always exciting to receive a thank you but even more so when it is made using the items that have been donated.  Look at the care taken to stamp all those hearts!

If you would like to be part of our next fundraising event, it's coming up soon.  We are planning a fun day of crafting which includes a stamp set, lunch and afternoon tea and guided projects.

If you are interested in coming along you can contact me at or phone me on 07 55765 469 or 041 6022 766.

Thanks for stopping by!


February 10, 2020

Pleased as Punch DSP - a coordinating product

Stampin' Up! ® has released a range of coordinating products this month designed to make us fall in love with even more products.

My favourite to play with so far has been the Pleased as Punch DSP.  The colours and designs are gorgeous.  As with all things Stampin'Up! they are designed to coordinate coordinate coordinate!

Here's the DSP.....

And here are some of the cards I have made - so easy to achieve a spectacular result.

Each sheet is designed to be punched out using different punches.


The last punch - the Small Bloom Punch, is free with a $180 order during Sale-a-Bration and will be a carry over item into the new catalogue.

If you would love to create beautiful projects using these products or any others, please fell free to contact me on 07 55 765 469 or 041 6022766.  Or send me an email at

Shop 24/7 at my online store by clicking here.  Use the host code QG3XK9FJ if your order is less than $250 and I will send you a gift in the mail.  If you order is over $250, you will be able to claim host rewards for yourself!  Yippee!  (And I will still send you a gift!)

Happy stamping.

February 5, 2020

Pigment Sprinkles Class Part 2

I ran two fantastic fun classes to showcase the many ways you can create beautiful cards using Stampin Up ® Pigment Sprinkles. Look at all the different cards we made below.  


This beautiful card dandelion was one of my samples and uses White Embossing Powder and the Dandelion Wishes Stamp Set.  I sprinkled the sprinkles, spritzed with water and left to dry naturally.  

The cards below started their creation at the previous class.   We used the Pigment Sprinkles on Fluid Watercolor paper and then sprayed the surface with ironing starch. On the left, we crinkled Glad Wrap and left the card to dry and on the right, we sat bubble wrap on the top, to create the tiny circles. These were left to dry for a week - overnight is enough but it was a week between classes and then we peeled the plastic away.  The green background was run through the Stone Embossing Folder and decorated using the Tropical Chic stamp set, and the pink one used the Beautiful Day stamp set and Black Embossing Powder.  The results were stunning and each card was different.

The next technique was to add salt crystals to the mix.  Once the Pigment Sprinkles had been spritzed we added salt flakes and left the card to dry.  The salt drew the water in and created the a variety of effects like those below. 

Aren't the pineapples below delicious?  We used strips of Shimmer White cardstock to sprinkle the lighter Pigment Sprinkles colours then spritzed.  Once dry we used the  'In The Tropics' dies, to die cut these pretty pineapples. They both sit on the Coastal Weave 3D embossing folder. 

The last project was inspired by Erica Cerwin, a U.S. demonstrator.  We created a set of tags using the Scallop Circle punches, to create the large and small flowers including coloured centres and punch leaves.

Our class was a little overcrowded in the evening but so much fun.  If you haven't tried Pigment Sprinkles they are great fun if you love to experiment and be arty.  Give them a go!

Sale - A- Bration

This is an exciting time in the Stampin Up year because we have our biggest promotion of the year that we call:  Sale-a-Bration. 


Free Products - During Sale-A-Bration for every $90 you spend you you will earn a FREE Sale-a-Bration product as shown in the catalogue above.  And there are some more valuable product offerings if you spend $180.

Join Us -  It's always a great time to join Stampin' Up! but during Sale-a-Bration it gets even better.

If you join during Sale-a-Bration you pay $169 to join and then

  • choose $235 worth of products (that's $66 extra for free)
  • free shipping and handling on your kit
PLUS during Sale-a-Bration


  • get the exclusive mini trimmer (it's a cute desk top guillotine!)
  • a 6 x 6" sampler of new DSPs
  • AND a stamp set of your choice
After that you will receive at least 20% off future purchases at least till the end of July!
The sooner you join, the sooner you  can take advantage of FREE Sale-a-Bration items with future orders.

ANNNND ........

You will be part of my team The Lorikeet Stampers (monthly gatherings, twice yearly team days, an active and supportive Facebook group, swaps, training, creative challenges etc etc)

If you are ready to take the plunge you can follow this link to join.

You can call me, if you would like me to walk you through joining, over the phone. 
Contact me for more information. I'd love to have you as part of my team!