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

June 14, 2018

Launch Make and Takes and a few other pics

A super successful launch on Saturday.

Here are some creations. 

Everyone received a bag on arrival decorated with the gorgeous Animal Outing creatures.

Inside, amongst other things, was an In Color bookmark - don't you LOVE these bright colours.

The In Colors were also represented in these little treat bags for everyone attending.

We used Mary Fish's Varied Vases and co-ordinating punch to make a 3D treat holder.

This card used the 'Handwritten' background stamp and Lovely Lipstick, one of the new In Colors.

Don't you love the Rooted In Nature stamp set?  I CASEd this card from Linda Dalke, another Aussie demonstrator.

Do you want a quick and simple card?  This one was super quick and used the Abstract Impressions stamp set on our Notecards and Envelopes.

If you are interested in looking at a catalogue, you can click on the image at the top of the left sidebar OR contact me for a paper copy.

If you want to buy any of these products please visit my online store.  Or you can email me at or phone me at 07 55 765 469.

June 12, 2018

My Annual Catalogue launch

Hi Everyone

I love preparing for events like my launch of the Annual Catalogue.  I am so grateful to my customers who come along and share the excitement.

Here's a few pics!

The most important make and take was the tea and coffee in the kitchen!

Stampin' Up! very generously donates a box of products for fundraising.  Our raffle was to raise money for the Cancer Council.

I had a bunch of second hand goodies for sale at BOGO prices.

We always have some make and takes set up in different corners of the rooms!

Catalogues and a wish list.

And my bookshelf is full of samples.

As well as our make and takes, we played some Bingo!

Inspired by Erica Cerwin, I asked everyone to bring their own Bingo markers.  Some people made their own and others brought nifty ideas!


Aren't these cute?

We had three bingo prizes and a Bingo Chip Champ prize!

We raised $150 for the Cancer Council which I transferred immediately. :-)

Thanks so much to everyone for stopping by!  I will show you make and takes in the next post.

Don't forget to check out details about my Stamp Club - a couple of places left.

May 29, 2018

New Round of Stamp Club!

My ever popular Stamp Club is starting a new round in July!  This is a great way to tick things off your wish list AND get some freebees along the way.

What does it involve?

· Every month for six months you need to place a minimum order of $50.  The order must be placed with me in person, by phone, online or by email between the 1st and the 15th of the month.  We usually have a later deadline for the first month.

· Each month one of the stamp club members receives the hostess benefits from the combined orders.  ($300 of orders gets you $30 in free products plus a bonus $5 from me.)   Every month in the last round, the hostess received more in benefits than this as I add in extra orders I receive!

· When you receive your order from me it will contain a “create pack” with free samples OR a simple project with instructions OR a thank you gift.

The Fine Print

· The hostess order is  in order of joining.  Some months Stampin' Up! may offer extra incentives for hosts but I have no prior knowledge of this.

· Each order you place each month must reach $50 (if you place a $70 order one month, the balance does not carry over to the next month.)

· In the month that you are hostess you may add to your order or hold a party if you wish to achieve greater benefits.

· Your $50 or more order per month will incur a 5% postage charge.  Minimum spend per month is  therefore $52.50.  Minimum spend over six months is $315.

What’s in it for you?
· At least $35 of free product in the month that you are hostess
· FREE product samples/bonus projects/thank you gifts with your order each month
· FREE Annual catalogue or reduced entry into any catalogue launches during the cycle
· A FREE $20 class of your choice in the six month cycle

Please note there will be incentives this year to place orders at the Tuesday class but this is a better deal!
If you would like to join, club kicks off in JULY.  Please let me know in person, by phone (07 55765 469)  or by email

May 11, 2018

Bundles of Bargains this month

Have you had a chance to check out the bundles SU! is offering this month?  It's a great opportunity to get a head start of lovely product from the new catalogue.

Let me tell you how you can get an even better deal on the biggest bundle....the Gotta Have It All.

It's a fantastic bundle of loveliness that costs $222.75
It includes FREE
  • The Statement of the Heart stamp
  • The Share What You Love Embellishment Kit
  • a pack of Very Vanilla Envelopes

If and when you join Stampin' Up! you pay $169 and choose $235 in product! you see where this is heading?
You could
  • JOIN
  • pay $169
  • receive the Gotta Have It All Bundle
  • get the freebees with it 
  • and have $12.25 left for another goodie (snail? a stamp pad?)
  • get 20% off your future purchases at least until the end of October
Sound good?  But what does joining mean??  Here's a bit of an explanation!

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 any current catalogue.  You pay $169.  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.  If you were to sign up in May, you would have till the end of October to enjoy a 20% discount on any products.  If you buy/sell enough, you will then be an active demonstrator for the
next 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!

So if you think you would like to join, there is a direct link to join online by clicking HERE.

OR drop me an email at or phone me on 07 55 765 469.

May 3, 2018

2018 -2020 In Colors

I wanted to show you the fabulous In Colors coming in the catalogue in June.  This year we are also having a huge colour revamp but every year there are five new and exciting colours called In Colors.

I have combined Oh So Eclectic and Jar of Love to create these cards...

And the colours are

Call Me Clover

Grapefruit Grove

Blueberry Bushel

Lovely lipstick

Pineapple Punch

In the centre of each of the flowers I uses Wink of Stella

Don't you love how these colours are so bright and happy?  If you are a fan of the brights family of colours you will love these!

They will be available June 1st when the new Annual catalogue goes LIVE to customers.  If you can't wait that long you can join!  Demonstrators are lucky enough to preorder many of the new items throughout May!

Interested?  Drop me an email at and I will tell you all you need to know.

If you would like a copy of the catalogue come June, please let me know and I will get one to you.

May 2, 2018

The Earrings!

I have had a few people ask how I made the earrings that I wore at Onstage for Stampin' Up!s® 30th anniversary.

They were really easy to whip up - I made three pair; two for team members.

So here goes:

Use the RETIRING! Large Numbers Framelits to cut your numbers.  Remember if you are making earring for a 21st, for example, you need two sets of numbers not one.  (Yup!  Made THAT mistake!)
You need to cut a set in Glimmer Paper and then a bunch in white - I used the white cardboard that comes in the back of the DSP packs.  Whisper White would do; Thick Whisper White would be even better.

Punch two circles out of Acetate Sheets using the 2 1/4" circle punch.

Using a thin smear of Tombow liquid glue, layer the white numbers on top of one another.

This will give your number dimension - like chipboard.

Adhere your glimmer number on top.You'll have a nice thick number.  Do the same with your other numbers.

Use Tombow to adhere your number to the acetate circle.

See how good the thick numbers look??

Punch a small hole at the top of your acetate card.  I added two split rings (from Spotlight) for extra 'dangle' and then an earring hook - also from Spotlight.

If you want the Large Numbers Framelits they are retiring and are available while stocks last.  Come June they will be gone.

Large Number Framelits #140622 $54

Window Sheets #142314  $8.75
 Silver Glimmer Paper #135314 $8.75
If you want to buy any of these products please visit my online store.  Or you can email me at or phone me at 07 55 765 469.