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"To love what we do and share what we love,as we help others enjoy creativity and worthwhile accomplishments... in this we make a difference!"

Monday, 24 November 2014

NZSU Pics of the Week 23 Nov 2014

We've had a great weekend, our youngest grandson stayed with us for the weekend and some very dear friends joined us for a barbecue lunch today. I hope all of you also enjoyed your weekends.

In case you haven't read this article published on the Stampin Up' Demonstrator's site, I think it is worth a read, I'm a great advocate of the blendabilities (Luv them) if you've yet to get started with "blending" don't leave it any longer you're going to love it.

Stampin’ Blendabilities are designed to work with our Memento Ink Pad. The markers also work well with several of our Classic Stampin’ Pads, noted below. Keep in mind that colours not listed are prone to smearing and aren’t recommended for use with Stampin’ Blendabilities. Also, remember that you’ll get the best blending results using Whisper White Cardstock, and when the stamped image is completely dry.
Happy crafting.
Classic Stampin’ Pads:
Always Artichoke
Baked Brown Sugar
Blushing Bride
Calypso Coral
Coastal Cabana
Crisp Cantaloupe
Crumb Cake
Crushed Curry
Daffodil Delight
Garden Green
Hello Honey
Marina Mist
Melon Mambo
Lost Lagoon
Old Olive
Pear Pizzazz
Pink Pirouette
Pistachio Pudding
Pool Party
Pumpkin Pie
Sahara Sand
Smoky Slate
So Saffron
Soft Sky
Tangelo Twist
Tangerine Tango
Tempting Turquoise
Wild Wasabi
Wisteria Wonder
Top Row:   Alison Hyde   Angela Palmer   Kathryn Tyrrell
2nd Row:   Marilyn Meadows   Rhonda Fawcett   Roz Begbie
3rd Row:   Sharon de Vos   Sharlene Meyer   Susan Wong

Sunday, 16 November 2014

NZSU Pics of the Week 16 November 2014

Well here we are just under five weeks away from Christmas; be sure to enjoy these exciting weeks while trying not to add too much stress to your life.
Brian and I have just returned from our lovely cruise and now we have Christmas to look forward to, with all our family, another busy time in the Mills household. 
Have a happy and enjoyable week.


3rd Row:    Rhonda Fawcett   Sharon de Vos   Susan Wong


Sunday, 9 November 2014

NZSU Pics of The Week 9 Nov 2014

Welcome to this week's post, I would like to start with extending our deepest Sympathies to Emma, our NZ Manager and her family for the tragic loss of her Nephew,  Luke last weekend.


A huge "Thumbs Up" to Sharlene Meyer for her outstanding article in the latest edition of our Stampin' Up "Impressions" magazine.

When you read this post I will be on the high seas taking a cruise with my dear husband. It is our anniversary in November and because he doesn't take enough time away from work, I booked this wee holiday as a surprise for him. We flew to Sydney on Friday afternoon (He still didn't know where were going) and boarded the cruise ship on Saturday. We return to Sydney on Saturday 15th Nov and fly home later in the day. I have our laptop with us so hopefully I will be able to keep up with all your blogs through the week.



Top Row:   Angela Palmer   Jacque Williams   Keryn Campbell
2nd Row:   Kathryn Tyrell   Paula Reid    
3rd Row:    Paula Dobson    Susan Wong   
4th Row:   Sharlene Meyer   Alison Hyde

Sunday, 2 November 2014

NZSU Pics of the Week 2 November 2014

Only 7 weeks until Christmas, have you started your stack of Christmas cards yet? On Fridays I have lunch with a group of friends and every year I give each of them a pack of Christmas cards and as most of them are sent overseas they have to be ready for posting in November so I've been creating Christmas cards for some time already.
I hope that everyone had a wonderful time yesterday at the Christchurch "Party Time" we've already seen some of the beautiful projects on your blogs.
Enjoy your week, happy stamping.



Sunday, 26 October 2014

NZSU Pics of the Week 26 Oct 2014

Hi, I hope you are all enjoying the long weekend, many of you I'm sure, will have taken the opportunity to take your family on a short break before Christmas. If you've stayed at home, I hope you will have had some time for crafting and if you haven't already, take a look at the "Creative Inkers" Christmas Blog Hop.
Have a fabulous week.



Sunday, 19 October 2014

NZSU Pics of the Week 19 Oct 2014

Well I'm still in Melbourne, I was booked to return to NZ yesterday, however as my brother-in-law still needs help caring for my sister this week I will be heading home next Saturday. 
This morning I watched Shelli's video on our Demo site regarding yet to be announced major changes to the career plan, these changes will be announced gradually on a Monday and or Tuesday between now and January 2015. There has been a team working on the changes for some time now, so it will be exciting to hear what they have worked out.
Have an awesome week, hopefully managing some crafting.

3rd Row:   Paula Dobson   Sharlene Meyer   Susan Wong 

Sunday, 12 October 2014

NZSU Pics of the Week 12 October 2014

Good afternoon, I hope you have all had a good week, I have been visiting with my sister and her family in Melbourne this week and will return to NZ next Saturday. I have spent a good deal of my time here making Christmas cards for her to send to her many friends and relatives. I've been using my blendabilities to colour images which I have throughly enjoyed, I find colouring and shading to be a very relaxing way to craft.
Have a great week.

Top Row:   Delys Cram   Jackie Noble   Jacque Williams
2nd Row:   Keryn Campbell   Sharlene Meyer   Angela Palmer
3rd Row:   Paula Reid   Susan Wong   Sally Robertson

Monday, 6 October 2014

NZSU Pics of the Week 5th October 2014

Well Stampers, it seems we have returned to some icy weather, not ideal for outdoor pursuits so maybe you have been able to stay indoors and craft. However if you have children home for the school holidays this may be wishful thinking, but hopefully you are able to take advantage of the discount specials "Stampin' Up are offering before the 6th of October. 
Enjoy your week and hopefully the weather will improve.

Top Row: Debbie Lamb   Delys Cram   Jacque Williams
2nd Row: Marilyn Meadows   Michelle Pepper   Rhonda Fawcett
3rd Row: Sharlene Meyer   Paula Dobson   Jacque Williams

Sunday, 28 September 2014

NZSU Pics 28 September 2014

Hi Di Hi fellow stampers, I have had a wonderful weekend in Christchurch, visiting with our middle son and our youngest grandson, always a special time for me. 
I have just been browsing the ESAD, Holiday Catalogue blog hop, there are many great projects featured, so make sure to take a look, well worth it.
For those of you offering school holiday classes, well done, it is great to know that crafting is being passed down to the next generation.
Have a fabulous week everyone, happy stamping.

Top Row:   Alison Hyde   Michelle Pepper   Paula Reid
3rd Row:   Julie Leece   Lisa Bullock   Debbie Lamb