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

September 30, 2011

Fundraiser Thankyou

Thanks again to everyone who came to the Catalogue Launch.  I have received a letter of thanks from Vicki at Gold Coast Hospital.

It's lovely to be able to help out such a worthy cause.

September 28, 2011

White on White

I LOVE the effect of white on white and can even remember using this technique before I joined SU!  I spotted a card on Connie Tumm's blog and loved her use of sponging on the white to add dimension.  I had to use the Fun Flowers Bigz die with my Big Shot, just as she did, but I incorporated more Crumb Cake (the ink, not the food!)

I copied Connie's idea of running the Fun Flowers pieces through the embossing folders to give them more texture.


Card:  Whisper White
Ink:  Crumb Cake
Tools:  Big Shot!, Fun Flowers Bigz die, Polka Dot TEF, Elegant Lines TEF
Accessories:  1.6 cm Organza Ribbon, Stamping Sponges

September 25, 2011

October Classes

Edited to add - I have just done a letterbox drop around the neighbourhood advertising my classes, so this post will stay at the top for awhile as everyone flocks to my blog!!!!  Scroll past this entry to check for new ones.

Thanks for your patience during September.  Our launch of the new catalogue was a great success and we raised $190 for the Gold Coast Children's Hospital.

We are ready to get back on track with October classes. 

Classes are $20 or $15 if it's your second class for the month.

Tuesday October 4th
9.30 till 12 noon or 7 till 9.30 pm
Paper Tricks - applying some quilting techniques to our DSP paper with bargello and herringbone, to name just a couple!
To book your place RSVP by Friday September 30th

Thursday October 27th
9.30 till 12 noon or 7 till 9.30 pm
Big Shot class - using felt and fabric on cards and gift tags
To book your place RSVP by Monday October 24th

September 22, 2011

Spinner Card

A recent hostess asked me to demonstrate a spinner card.  I had never made one before but knew that the monkey from Fox and Friends would be the perfect 'spinner.'
We ended up making a different colour combination to this one, so if I put my leftovers together I'll post the other version. 

A great video tutorial can be found HERE.  Angie Juda, an American demonstrator explains it well, although I simplified it a little with no template and less layers.

Stamps:  Bring On The Cake, Fox and Friends
Card:  Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette DSP (retired), Whisper White
Ink:  Chocolate Chip
Tools:  Word Window Punch, 4.4 cm Scallop Circle Punch, 3.5 cm Circle Punch
Accessories:  1 cm Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon

Thanks for stopping by!  Feel free to leave a comment!!

September 20, 2011

Stampin' Up! Stampin' Write Markers

At a recent demonstration a lady who had won some Stampin' Write Markers in our raffle asked me to show their uses.  I demonstrated the card below, applying ink straight to the stamp with the markers.  Love this flourish from Elements of Style.

Our markers have two ends:  a brush tip end and a fine end.  The brush tip is fantastic for applying ink straight to the stamp and on this card, I used the fine end to draw the border around the card.

Each marker can be bought individually, or they are available in sets according to their colour families.

Stamps:  Elements of Style, Thank You Kindly
Card:  Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
Ink:  Old Olive, Rich Razzlerberry, Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Write Markers

September 17, 2011

Neutral baby cards

Quite often customers would like baby cards for when they don't know whether bub is a boy or girl (and it's good to have some surprises in life!)  Crumb Cake DSP teamed with Whisper White make a great combination for a crisp result.  I started with the traditional rectangular card - that teddy is so cute.

Then I experimented with a circular card.  The Scallop Circle Bigz Die run through the Big Shot produces this cute round baby card.  This one was a snap to put together!  Be sure to stick the strip of Whisper White layered with Crumb Cake DSP onto the card base before you run it through the BIg Shot.  It will cut through the layers like butter!

Stamps:  Short and Sweet, Family Favourites, Baby Tees Jumbo Wheel
Card:  Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Neutrals Collection Patterns DSP Stack
Ink:  Crumb Cake
Tools:  Big Shot, Scallop Circles Bigz Die, 4.4 cm Scallop Circle Punch, 3.5 cm Circle Punch, 3.2 cm Cirlce Punch, Corner Rounder Punch, Jewelry Tag Punch
Accessories:  Silver Brads, Whisper White 1 cm Taffetta Ribbon

September 15, 2011

A little recognition

One of my downlines has reached Senior Associate Level.  Stampin' Up! has so many ways to reward its demonstrators for their achievements.  I made up this little gift for Larina to say thanks.

I got the idea from Becky Roberts who comes up with wonderful ideas to encourage her team.

If you are thinking of joining Stampin' Up! now is the time.  A mini starter kit is just $169 or the full starter kit is 20% off!!  I would love you to join my team.  For more information, click on the button on the left column of my blog or email me at

September 13, 2011

Paper Angels Swaps

As a demonstrator, I am part of the Paper Angels group.  Twenty-five of us are participating in a swap of cards made using products from the new catalogue.  Make a card design twenty-five times over and swap with everyone else to get twenty-five different ideas.

Here is my piles of card bits ready to assemble.

Two-and-a-half hours and twenty five cards later.

And this is the card - one of the make and takes from my launch.

Stamps:  Pennant Parade
Card:  Not Quite Navy, Pool Party, Whisper White
Ink:  Not Quite Navy, Pool Party
Tools:  Big Shot, Polka Dot TEF, Boho Blossoms Punch, Petite Pennants Builder Punch, 1.9cm Circle Punch, 1.3 cm Circle Punch
Accessories:  Basic Rhinestones

September 10, 2011

Launch Make and Takes

The ladies who came to my launch made four Make and Takes....and here are three of them. (Make and Takes, not ladies!)
We used the Two Tags Big Shot die and the new Creative Elements set to make this beautiful bookmark.

Christmas gift tags made with Tags til Christmas.

And Delicate Doilies meet our Lace Ribbon Border.

I'll show you the fourth one in my next post.

September 8, 2011

Launch Success

On Saturday I had twenty-three ladies visit my home for the launch of the new catalogue.  It was a great opportunity to have a look at some samples and try out new products.  Everyone who attended now has a lovely new catalogue to look through.  Here are a few snaps of the day.

My bookshelf of samples.

Dressed up soaps.  ( I chose 'el cheapo' soaps - big mistake as they smelt cheap.  But with the lid on the box, the smell was kept in!  Next time, I'll choose 'semi-cheapo'.)

This birthday banner was shown to us at Convention. At the back are some cards made using the Pennant Parade stamp set and matching punch.

The In Colors.

The prizes - Stampin' Up! donated a box of goodies to me earlier in the year for my Cancer Council fundraiser.  I still haven't used everything!  They are such a generous company.  Our raffle raised $180 for the Gold Coast Children's Hospital.

The donations from SU! included rolls of ribbon up to 14 metres long, so I divided them into two metre lengths and boxed them up so that people had three ribbon colours and some buttons.

And the same with some Ice Cream Parlour extras.

And I just have to show you this - when I tied the ribbon on the yellow one, was this not a perfectly placed Knot with the flower right in the centre??

And some of the ladies working hard on some Christmas gift tags!

Thankyou to everyone who came along and made the morning a success.


September 6, 2011

Ribbon Share

I am offering a ribbon share with the new catalogue.  You can join in one ribboon share or all.  You will receive a quarter of a roll of ribbon in each of the colours offered.  I need a minimum of three people for a share to go ahead.

Scallop Dotted Ribbon  $35.50 per share (approx 2.2 m of each)

  • Basic Black
  • Cherry Cobbler
  • Choc Chip
  • Elegant Eggplant
  • Marina Mist
  • Melon Mambo
  • More Mustard
  • Old Olive
  • Pretty In Pink
  • Tangerine Tango

Seam Binding Ribbon $21.50 per share (approx 2.2 m of each)

  • Always Artichoke
  • Baja Breeze
  • Cherry Cobbler
  • Crumb Cake
  • Pear Pizzazz
  • Rose Red
  • Very Vanilla

Ruffled Ribbon $22.50 per share (approx 2.2 m of each)

  • Calypso Coral
  • Island Indigo
  • Lucky Limeade
  • Pool Party
  • Wisteria Wonder

This is a saving of 10% on any of these ribbons.  Buy shares in all three for $72 - a further 10% off.  This offer is available until September 30th.  Shares will only go ahead if three people participate.

Please email me if you are interested.



September 2, 2011

Happy New Catalogue

Hi Everyone

It's the most exciting time of the year...the new catalogue has gone LIVE.

You can have a virtual flick through by clicking on the catalogue cover on the left or by clicking HERE.    It's our best catalogue yet and I know everyone will love it.

But wait!  There's more!  For September only, Stampin' Up! is offering a fantastic deal when joining up.  Pay just $169!!

This limited-time Mini Starter Kit is the perfect option for those who already love Stampin’ Up! and already own many of Stampin’ Up!’s high-quality products. The mini starter kit enables you to start ordering brand new catalogue items at 20% off

The limited-time mini Starter Kit, valued at over $310, comes with the high-quality products listed below – you can also ‘design your own’ mini starter kit, by choosing alternate stamp sets, ink colours, cardstock colours and DSP of equal or lesser value. How neat is that?

$169 Mini Starter Kit
  • Easy Events Clear-Mount Set*
  • Pennant Parade Wood-Mount Set*
  • Basic Black Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • Old Olive Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • Real Red Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • A4 Smooth Card Stock Assortment
  • Just Add Cake Designer Series Paper*
  • Chocolate Chip 1/2″ Scallop Dots Ribbon*
  • Notes Cards (20)
  • Clear-Mount Block C
  • Blender Pen (1)
  • SNAIL Adhesive
  • Business supplies
*New to the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalogue

Or, if you want the full Starter Kit, you can get it 20 percent off during September only! That’s over $610 worth of premium Stampin’ Up! products and business supplies for just $231.20!

Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.