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/





August 21, 2017

Team Day Fun!

Anyone who is part of Stampin' Up! knows that the gathering together to craft is the best part of our jobs.

This weekend, Bec, a fellow demonstrator, and I banded together to run a team day with 42 ladies in attendance.  It was a biggie to get ready but day ran superbly and everyone had a great time.

Our welcome....


Fantastic displays of the hostess sets...

 
And what about these huge flowers made by Liz!?

 
 



Here's the crowd!  Bec and I are out the front.


Clare from Demo Support flew up fro the day from Sydney.  She won her first ever Prize Patrol!  (Usually she is giving them out!)

 
Make and takes in action...



Photobombing...


Serious discussions...


Friendships...


A name tag competition...



Creative demonstrations...


All up we had a fantastic day.  It's a great opportunity to gather, create and relax.

If you want more information about the benefits of joining a team, give me a call on 55 765 469 or email me at wheatonanna@htomail.com

Thanks for stopping by!

Anna

August 19, 2017

Sparkly Silver

At our recent team meeting we celebrated a few members of the team...not just for sales, but for giving things a go.


And Rani has promoted to Silver which meant I gave her a sparkly silver reward.



Great fun to be had being part of Stampin' Up! 

Let me know if you are interested in finding out more!!

Thanks for stopping by.

Anna

August 18, 2017

Daisy Delight Inspiration by Stampin' Up!®

My Stamp. Relax. Repeat. class runs once a month.  The class is a self paced class where customers make simple cards that are easy to complete at their own pace.

This month we used the wonderful Daisy Delight Bundle by Stampin' Up!®  to make two each of four beautiful cards...



The stamp set and punch are a great combinations and then the DSP adds another element to the card.

My friend and team member Angela let me CASE this from her.

 
This is a card layout that I return to again and again:  a piece of dsp across the bottom of the card, with a thin strip of co-ordinating cardstock along the edge. 

 
This is another CASE from Dena Rekow - I love the way she used the paper...and I love the paper!


And a great tip to keep in mind is to use the negative of the punch.

 
 
This has been one of the most popular bundles in the catalogue and was unavailable to purchase for awhile because it sold so quickly. 


If you would like to purchase the bundle you can visit my online store or contact me.  I would love to earn your business.

Thanks for stopping by!

Anna

August 16, 2017

Hello Friend....Stampin' Up!® Project Kits

Over the past few years Stampin' Up® has started offering more kits with more variety of techniques contained.

I have just had fun assembling the Hello Friend kit which uses one of my favourite techniques:  heat embossing.

The kit has everything you need including two little bottles of embossing powder.

All up you make 15 cards - 3 designs, 5 of each.


I love the sentiments in the set (which is sold separately)


This card is fun - the 'hello' is a cut out.  I dragged my Versamark ink pad across part of it then embossed with the copper embossing powder.

 
 
This card has a beautiful, subtle watercolour 'swoosh' across the background.


Both the stamp set and kit are available in my ONLINE STORE.  Or you can phone me on 07  55765 469 or email me at wheatonanna@homail.com


 



Thanks for stopping by!

Anna

August 4, 2017

What's better than a pocketful of sunshine?

Pocketful of Sunshine by Stampin' Up!® caught my eye with my first flip through of the annual catalogue.  I love sending happy mail and I love the idea of sending someone some sunshine.
 
This bright card was CASEd from Dena Rekow and sent off to two ladies needing a bit of brightness.


 
The fabulous 'Sunshine' is cut using the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits.
 
The Pocket Framelits that co-ordinate with the stamps allowed me to cut out those sunnies and also make the 3D items below.
 
 
I stamped and cut the pocket shape, then cut a plain piece for the back.  They are joined together with a strip of cardstock that is 7 1/2" by 1" and scored at 2 1/4", 3 3/4" and 5 1/4".
 
I stamped the Dapper Denim pocket with the gorgeous flowers from the Wood Words stamp set and heat embossed using Copper Embossing Powder.

 
 
I used the same stamp on the Crumb Cake pocket, stamping with Dapper Denim ink and colouring with a white gel pen.
 
 
And a little Dapper Denim ribbon on the side to add an extra touch.

 
 
This is just one of the many wonderful stamp sets available in the Annual Catalogue.  You can view it by clicking on the cover image in the left tool bar.




If you would like to order anything, please let me know by emailing me at wheatonanna@hotmail.com or phoning me on 07 55 765 469.
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Anna

July 29, 2017

I did it!

I have some exciting news.  Since October 1st of last year, I have had my sights set on earning the Stampin' Up!®  Incentive Trip to Alaska!  And.... we did it!!


By 'we' I mean all of you.  You can't come, sorry, but you all helped me.  Everyone who has ordered from me, come to my classes, come to my free events, been part of my team and encouraged me has helped me across the line.

Hubby and son have been a huge help along the way, firstly by being patient with all the events that occur in the house and how long it takes me to tidy each one away!  And by helping out with all manner of things:  selling raffle tickets, putting tables up, taking tables down, putting chairs out, putting chairs away...you get the idea.

This is how I told them I had got there.  I made cards for each of them which I presented at dinner.

 
And inside read...


My son is playing it cool and hasn't responded but hubby, who has a great sense of humour sent me an email...


So I sent him a form which of course, he filled in...

 
 
If you are a Stampin' Up! fan you'll understand the two referees!  Mary Fish is an American demonstrator and one of my SU! idols.  Aaron is the Business Development Manager for Stampin' Up! Australia.
 
And since sharing my news I have received lovely cards from customers and team members!
 
 
 
 
This is a bucket list trip of a lifetime!  I can't believe I earned it making cards and sharing my love of papercraft!  Thanks once again to all of you who have been with me along the way.  I hope to keep offering more fun events for you in the future!
 
If you'd like to know how to you could be part of a future incentive trip, I am happy to blab on to you about it.
 
Give me a call (07 55 765 469) or email me at wheatonanna@hotmail.com
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Anna
 
 


July 18, 2017

Team Fun

One of the best parts of my job is my team, the Lorikeet Stampers.  I love sharing with them, card making with them, helping them and meeting with them.  They are a lovely bunch of people!
 
Most of them are hobby demonstrators, which means they have joined to get the fabulous 20% discount.  Some of my team also do Stampin' Up! as a business.  All levels of interest are welcome!
 
We meet once a month on the Gold Coast and the team meeting is optional, but lots of fun!



Every month we have an optional creative challenge.  This month it was to create a card based on this sketch.


Here's one of the fantastic entries - this one is made by Caroline.



And these were the prizes I prettied up for the challenge, using the Oh So Eclectic stamp set and framelits.



Jennifer ran the make and take, so this was her thank you.


And Christine promoted to Bronze Elite (which means she now gets a 25% discount) so we celebrated her achievement by presenting Christine with this.


This month's team meeting was extra special as I celebrated my team being my team!

Everyone in the team, whether adopted or not, received a feather as a symbol of the team.



Then anyone who has reached Bronze Elite received a special bracelet.

 
 
It was tricky getting charms in the colours of the lorikeet and in the end my sister MADE these dangly charms!  Isn't she clever??


And anyone in my team who reached Silver and Silver Elite received these.

 
 
I presented these ones in these cute little bottles!  I couldn't resist.

 
 
One of my team members, Angela, showcased her gifts in a far more artistic way in this photo!


If you would like to know more about the fun of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, please let me know.  You are welcome to come along to a team meeting and see what it is all about. 

I love how Stampin' Up! has enriched my life!

Thanks for stopping by!

Anna