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Sunday, 19 April 2015

NZSU Pics of the Week 19 April 2015

I think we're finally into Autumn weather and many will think it's winter, especially those in the South after this week's cold blast. I hope those of you who've had children home for the school holidays have enjoyed your time. 
Only about 10 days until convention now so many will be busy getting ready for the last convention as we know it, which I'm sure will be very special. I hope as many as possible share your experiences through your blogs, I know I for one will be looking forward to seeing all your news.
Have a fabulous week.

Top Row:   Debbie Lamb   Jackie Noble   Lisa Bullock

Wednesday, 15 April 2015


Good afternoon all, please accept my apologies for the lack of a post on Sunday, I have been away with two of my grandsons and was unable to connect to the internet, although I tried on several occasions. We got back home yesterday afternoon and given that it is now Wednesday afternoon, I've decided not to post "Pics of the Week" until this coming Sunday 19th April 2015, instead I'm sharing a couple of photos of our trip.

Monday, 6 April 2015

NZSU Pics of the Week 5 April 2015

Happy Easter everyone, I hope you have enjoyed Easter and celebrated in your usual tradition. I'm sure that family and friends have figured in your celebrations and or holiday, as this weekend marks the beginning of the school holidays and many may have ventured off for one more summer break before the winter starts. 

I have noticed a definite decline in the number of projects being posted to Demo blogs that are linked to the NZSU Blog, is this because that many people are using Facebook in particular and/or Pinterest, to showcase their work and Stampin' Up products? Some weeks I am struggling to choose 9 projects as "NZSU Pics of the week" simply because of the lack of posts. This past week for instance 10 Demo's have posted projects. I have done a little research on the blog which started in 2007 and the format of the blog has changed several times during that period, it was in July 2010 that the choosing of 9 projects began. Is it time for a bit of tweaking of the format again?  Let me know your thoughts. email me here Janet
Keep safe if you are travelling and enjoy the lovely weather we're still having.

Top Row:   Alison Hyde   Angela Palmer   Debbie Lamb

Sunday, 29 March 2015

NZSU Pics 29 March 2015

First things first much love and hugs to Barbz Bicknell, who many of you know.  Barbz is in hospital after having two heart attacks. Take care Barbz and rest, we will all be sending you prayers and positive thoughts.

Well this week I'm writing up our blog while the final of the cricket is still being played and I'm a nervous wreck, so far tonight's game seems as though it will be a lot more difficult to win. 
I've been visiting one of our sons and a grandson in Christchurch this weekend, we've had a great weekend, it's wonderful to spend time with our youngest grandson he is an absolute pet.
I hope you all have a fabulous week heading up to Easter, the beginning of the School holidays and the last week of "Sale-A Bration".
If you're travelling next weekend be careful on the roads and stay safe.

Sunday, 22 March 2015

NZSU Pics Of the Week 22 Mar 15

What a fabulous weekend for NZ sport, Congratulations to the Black Caps, especially Martin Guptill, a huge win.
We're now into the last week of the month and the final days of Sale-A-Bration, it has been a great promotion with some terrific products. Enjoy your week and don't forget to get those last orders in for Sale-A-Bration.

Top Row:   Alison Hyde   Angela Palmer   Jackie Noble
2nd Row:   Jacque Williams   Paula Dobson   Paula Reid
3rd Row:   Sally Robertson   Sharlene Meyer   Susan Wong

Sunday, 15 March 2015

NZSU Pics 15 March 2015

Hi Stampers, I hope those of you experiencing the beginning of the storm in the North Island are safely tucked up indoors with your family. As I write this blog the wind is whistling around our house making quite a commotion and I understand that the worst won't hit us here in Auckland until midnight or later, so batten down the hatches people. Send good thoughts and prayers to all those affected in the Pacific Islands especially Vanuatu.
I hope your week goes well.

Sunday, 8 March 2015

NZSU Pics of the Week 8 March 2015

What a beautiful day we've had here in Auckland, I hope wherever you are your day has been just as glorious. 
I love the extra Sale-A-Bration products that have been released this week, especially the Vellum stack and the "For Being You" stamp set, check out these additional products Here.
Have a wonderful week and keep on stamping.

Sunday, 1 March 2015

NZSU Pics of the Week 1 March 2015

I hope everyone enjoyed the beautiful weekend we've just had, making the most of our summer as it draws to an end. Yikes it's the 1st of March, the last month of Sale-A-Bration, isn't it a fabulous promotion? I love everything in the SAB catalogue and I'm rapt with the new SAB free products that have just been released for March. If you haven't done so yet check out the flyer Here
Have a good week and happy stamping, until next time.

Monday, 23 February 2015

NZSU Pics of the Week 22 Feb 2015

I hope you've all enjoyed your weekend, especially those of you who attended the Team Stamp Camp in Rotorua.
As we continue to enjoy our Summer, spare a thought for our fellow Stampin' Up Demo's in Queensland and the USA who are experiencing extremely harsh weather at the moment. If you follow any blogs/web sites in these parts of the world, send a wee message of support.
Have a wonderful week, Happy Stamping.

2nd Row:   Helen Williams   Paula Dobson   Paula Reid