Anna Wheaton - Independent Stampin' Up! ®
Demonstrator, Burleigh Waters, Q, AUSTRALIA
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October 19, 2017

Fabulous Christmas Charity Day

In Saturday we had a super successful stamping day.  Our Christmas Charity Workshop is an annual event which raises money for the Gold Coast University Hospital, John Flynn Hospital and Gold Coast Private Hospital.

Our guests made a  variety of projects using the Hearts Come Home stamp set.

Our welcome table held everyone's bags with their kits inside.

We had a fantastic display of cards and 3D items to inspire everyone for Christmas!

Stampin' Up! donate a box of goodies for our raffle.  This takes our fundraising total through the roof!  Caroline did a great job setting these out.  The white board was a perfect back drop.

Caroline is pictured with my hubby who sold raffle tickets, along with my son.  Blake and Zac also help set up all the tables and chairs for me!

And we were off and racing!  That's me at my table with my ladies!

Don't mess with Angela and her brayer!

Jenny in deep concentration!


The best part of the day is that people have a chance to get together and craft...

The event is held at Nadene's church.  They are so wonderful in helping us and giving is the space for free.

Jennifer was able to bring along her mum Frances.

The kitchen was run by Marg and Dawn.  Nanna Marg is undergoing chemo AND able to prepare our lunches!

Thanks Angela for organising some flowers for me at the end!  She is my FIXER, RIGHT HAND LADY and everything in between!  She is a no nonsense team member who thinks for me when my brain is full and gets stuck in to get things DONE!  I missed the opportunity to get a photo of her vacuuming at the end!

All up we raised $1166.

This will be used for
  • maintaining our footprint card boxes at Gold Coast University Hospital, John Flynn Hospital and Gold Coast Private Hospital.
  • maintaining our craft kit boxes at John Flynn Hospital and hopefully expanding this program
  • contributing to Gold Coast University Hospital's Children's Memory Day which will be held on November 18th 2017.  Our contribution will help with catering for this event.
  • mother/baby books at John Flynn - this is a new project that we have been asked to help with!  I have made two for a fast track request but we will be having a working bee to make more some time soon.

I will keep you posted with pics and receipts of where your generous donations are going.

Thanks again to everyone who helped to prepare and run this event.  It really is a team effort!

Thanks for stopping by!  Pics of the projects to come!


September 30, 2017

World Card Making Day is October 7th and you get the specials!

Last year I celebrated World Card Making Day at Robina Library making cards for Australian soldiers.  This year I will be making cards up at O'Reilly's (just coz I am up there - I am not driving up there for a workshop!)

Stampin' Up!® is on the ball and is offering YOU some specials to celebrate.  These specials run from October 1st to October 10th.  15% off selected stamp sets AND our notecard/envelope sets.

If you would like to place an order contact me on 07 55 765 469 or email me at

If you would like to place an order in my ONLINE STORE please use the host code Q4MRHBRC


Thanks for stopping by!!


September 27, 2017

Launch success supporting the National Heart Foundation.

And here we are, more than two weeks after my last blog post!  I have been enjoying a bit of family time during school holidays.  I even did some sewing today.  More on that later.

Saturday was my launch of the Stampin' Up!® Holiday Catalogue.  It's a beauty!!

We made four make and takes using new products.  Have you seen the cat punch?  She made a beautiful silhouette on a sponged circle.  We love punches - so quick and easy!!

This one showcases the Snowflake Embossing Folder!  I CASEd this one from Erica Cerwin.  Don't you love that font?  It's from Watercolor Christmas which can be used with our fab Watercolor Christmas Project Kit.

One of our Mega Suites is Year of Cheer - full of beautiful metallic  DSPs and embellishments.  It has so many stunning pieces.

Love this flower - there are so many beautiful samples on the net.  It's from the Painted Harvest stamp set - an Autumn set even though it's not Autumn here.  Stampin' Up!s has given us some wonderful packaging options in this catalogue.  These are Mini Pizza Boxes!!!  Perfect for a little something and also the perfect size for mini note cards.

Our raffle across the two sessions raised $102 for the Heart Foundation!
This is the second week of the school holiday so I have taken a bit of a break from the business (although there is still plenty I am doing!) so today I did some crafting of a different kind!  Some sewing of a guinea pig huddle!!

Thanks so much to everyone who came to my launch or were there in spirit.  It's always lovely to gather people together and craft and raise some money for a good cause.
Thanks for stopping by!

September 14, 2017

Tulip Time

Stampin' Up!® has a wonderful range of stamp sets exclusive to hostesses.  If you place an order of  $250 or more OR hold a party, you have the option to choose a hostess set (or two) as part of your rewards.

One of the most popular choices is Tranquil Tulips.

 The tulip images are an obvious choice for a beautiful card - it's a 3 step stamping set which gives lovely dimension to the tulips.

This card hasn't photographed very well - the tulips here are cut out and popped up on dimensionals.

And this delicate little flower is also part of the set - for a completely different style of card!

And although this is meant to be a tulip bud (I think) it makes a nice 'field' of flowers.

If you would like to
  • host a party
  • place an order
  • come to a class
  • come to my launch
  • join my team
  • receive a catalogue
I can help you with any or all of those things!  Please contact me and let me know how I can help you.  You can email me at  or phone me on 07 55 765 469.