Statement of the Heart

"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, 19 December 2011

Merry Christmas and Goodbye

As this will be the last post of 2011 Merry Christmas to you all.  I've filled this post with Christmas ideas for the last minute Christmas preparations that some of us still have to do.

And again because it's the last post of 2011 it's time for me to hand over adminstration of NZSU Sites to the more than capable Paula Reid.

Merry Christmas to you all and Happy New Year with lots of time for crafting.

Top L-R: - Jacinta Argent, Narelle Hoggard, Bron Heslop
Middle L-R: - Delys Cram, Alison Hydes, Keryn Campbell
Bottom L-R: - Rhonda Fawcett, Paula Dobson, Paula Reid

Monday, 12 December 2011

Mostly Christmas

With Christmas getting closer and closer most of the demonstrator team this fortnight have been concentrating on Christmas projects but look closely and you'll see a couple of projects showing us that normal life still goes on.

Top L-R: - Alison Hydes, Amy Fleming, Anna Mangnall
Middle L-R:  Tee-Jay Horrell, Tracey Old, Paula Dobson
Bottom L-R: - Delys Cram, Jacque Pedersen, Katrina Criglington

Monday, 28 November 2011

Just before I race out the door

this was the last job that needed to be ticked off my to-do list today.

Enjoy the fabulous creations from the team this week: -

Top L-R: - Cherie Ward, Debbie Lamb, Paula Reid
Middle L-R: - Julia Leece, Keryn Campbell, Megan McDonald
Bottom: - Susan Wong, Sharlene Meyer, Sally Williams

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

I started this post yesterday

and finally today it's made it onto the blog.

Look at the fantastic selection this week.  Don't forget if you'd like to know more about any of the projects featured this week look at the names at the bottom of the picture and click on that demonstrators link over to the right.

Top L-R: - Kathy McInnes, Bron Heslop, Kelly Nelson
Middle L-R: - Callena Lewis, Lisa Bullock, Jacque Pedersen
Bottom L-R: - Narelle Hoggard, Rhonda Fawcett, Paula Woods

Thank you so much to Paula Reid who answered my call last week.  Paula will be looking after this blog from January next year.

Monday, 14 November 2011

More fabulous designs

from our Stampin' Up!® demonstrator team.  The stand out project this week has to be the Pom Pom Mouse from Julia Leece using the Beau Chateau Fabric.

Top L-R: - Debbie Lamb, Alison Hydes, Julia Leece
Middle L-R: - Kelly Nelson, Keryn Campbell, Paula Dobson
Bottom L-R: - Paula Reid, Sally Williams, Sharlene Meyer

A quick note for our demonstrator team.  At the end of this year it is time for me to step down as the adminstrator of this blog and let somebody else take a turn.  If you're enjoying visiting the site, if it's been good at generating visits for your blog you may want to consider making sure it keeps going.  EMail me to find out what's involved.

Monday, 31 October 2011

Happy Halloween

While I don't personally celebrate Halloween I couldn't miss out Paula Dobson's gorgeous haunted house card from the selection this week.

Top L-R: - Frances Poff, Jacquelyn Pedersen, Alison Hydes
Middle L-R: - Julia Leece, Delys Cram, Kathy McInnes
Bottom L-R: - TeeJay Horrell, Paula Dobson Sharlene Meyer

Monday, 24 October 2011

Happy Labour Day

I hope all Kiwis are enjoying the Labour Day holiday and not too hung over/tired after celebrating the All Black win last night.

I know I'm personally celebrating/enjoying the last day of school holidays with my boys.  It's all back to a normal routine tomorrow.

Here is a selection of the creating that's been done by the listed Stampin' Up!® demonstrators while watching or waiting for the next world cup game.

Top L-R: - Keryn Campbell, Rhonda Fawcett, Rhonda Imrie
Middle L-R: - Judy Beetson, Lisa Bullock, Roz Begbie
Bottom L-R: - Megan McDonald, Paula Reid, Paula Woods

Monday, 10 October 2011

It's the school holidays

but luckily I have Dave home with me for a couple of days this week so this Monday it's business as usual.  I'm not so sure about next week tho.

Top L-R: - Frances Poff, Paula Dobson, Sharlene Meyer
Middle L-R: - Helen Williams, Delys Cram, Ann Wills
Bottom L-R: - Jacque Pedersen, Cherie Ward. Lisa Bullock

Monday, 3 October 2011

I know it's time I started working on my Christmas cards

so I guess that must be the reason I've chosen a large number number of Christmas cards for inspiration this week.

Top L-R: - Alison Hydes, Julia Leece, Debbie Lamb
Middle L-R: - Paula Reid, Judy Beetson, Kristine McNickle
Bottom L-R: - Narelle Hoggard, Anna Mangnall, Keryn Campbell

This week we welcome Nicky Adamson to the list of Australian Demonstrators.

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Somehow you fell off the bottom of my to do list yesterday

but that just means this post was on the top of todays list. 

Look at what our fantastic team of SU demonstrators have come up with for us this week:

Top L-R: - Amy Fleming, Kristine McNickle, Debbie McRobie
Middle L-R: - Julia Leece, Katrina Criglington, Lisa Bullock
Bottom L-R: - Sharlene Meyer, Patrice Halliday-Larsen, Paula Dobson

Monday, 19 September 2011

Cards, 3D Items and Tags this week

I think I've managed to choose a lovely range of projects from our Stampin' Up!® demonstrators this week.  Click on the links to the right to get more information on any of the featured projects.

Top: - Delys Cram, Sally Williams, Judy Beetson
Middle: - Paula Reid, Rachael Knight, Helen Williams
Bottom: - Keryn Campbell, Frances Poff, Karen Rogers

Monday, 12 September 2011

Another week has gone past already.

While I try to show work from different members of our demonstrator team each week there was no way I could leave out the New Zealand lollipops made by Julia Leece. Fantastic idea for your catalogue launch Julia.

Top L-R: - Callena Lewis, Lisa Bullock, Cherie Ward
Middle L-R: - Narelle Hoggard, Paula Dobson, Julia Leece
Bottom L-R: - Sharlene Meyer, Bron Heslop, Katrina Criglington

Monday, 5 September 2011

Yummy New Products from the 2011/2012 Idea Book and Catalogue

I'm back from holiday having had a very relaxing time in a much warmer climate.

I've been enjoying my first day back at my desk looking at the blogs of our demonstrators and selecting some projects which showcase new products to share with you.

Top L-R: - Deb Ryan, Delys Cram, Jenny Humphreys
Middle L-R: - Kate Tobeck, Keryn Campbell, Kristine McNickle
Bottom L-R: - Paula Dobson, Sharlene Torres, Julia Leece

This week I'd like to welcome Paula Reid from Auckland to our demonstrator team.

Monday, 22 August 2011

Last Projects from the 2010/2011 Idea Book & Catalogue

I'll be away from my computer next week so this will be the last selection showing products from the 2010/2011 Idea Book and Catalogue that have not made it into the 2011/2012 Idea Book and Catalogue.

Watch out for my next post on the 5th September for projects showing products new to the 2011/2012 Idea Book and Catalogue.

Top L-R: - Alison Hydes, Kathy McInnes, Frances Poff
Middle L-R: - Pam Cregeen, Heather Stewart, Julia Leece
Bottom L-R: - Sharlene Meyer, Paula Dobson, Narelle Hoggard

Monday, 15 August 2011

Inspiration to use while staying indoors

during this freezing winter cold snap we're having. 

I know I lot of people have been taking photos of the snow so I'm expecting to see scrapbook pages recording this unusual weather.

Here's your inspiration for this week: -

Top L-R: - Cherie Ward, Paula Woods, Delys Cram
Middle L-R: - Jennifer Montgomery, Alison Lintern, Jacinta Argent
Bottom L-R: - Bron Heslop, Jackque Pedersen, Lisa Bullock

Monday, 8 August 2011


for the lack of a post last week.  I had a child in hospital who's just made it back to school today so everything's back up and running again.  Having a family emergency has shown me just how flexible my Stampin' Up!® business can be and why I made the right choice for my family choosing to be self employed in an industry that I love.

On the 1st August the 'Last Chance List' from the 2010/2011 Idea Book and Catalogue was released and I've chosen projects this week that feature at least one product featured on that list.

To get a copy of the Last Chance List contact your demonstrator, if you don't have one, you can contact one of our demonstrator team in the lists to your right.

Top L-R: - Frances Poff, Kelly Nelson, Julia Leece
Middle L-R: - Sharlene Meyer, Julie Butler, Keryn Campbell
Bottom L-R: - Anna Mangnall, Katrina Criglington, Sharlene Torres

Monday, 25 July 2011

Another fabulous selection

from our talented designers: -

Top L-R: - Amy Fleming, Rachael Knight, Alison Hydes
Middle L-R: - Anita Kleinjan, Jacque Pedersen, Paula Dobson
Bottom L-R: - Julia Leece, Julie Calkin, Sally Williams

This week we welcome back Jenny Humphreys to the team.

Monday, 18 July 2011

First Day of the School holidays for us.

Crafting might have to take a back seat for the next couple of weeks but I know that when the boys are back at school and I'm back into it again I only have to visit NZSU blogs for some quality inspiration.

Look below at what our designers have come up with this week: -

Top L-R: - Anna Mangnall, Keryn Campbell, Alison Hydes
Middle L-R: - Bron Heslop, Debbie Airey, Kristine McNickle,
Bottom L-R: - Sharlene Meyer, Narelle Hoggard, Susan Wong

Welcome to Amy Fleming who has just joined our list of NZ Stampin' Up!® Demonstrators.

Monday, 11 July 2011

Another great assortment of projects from our designers: -

Top L-R: - Karen Rogers, Paula Woods, Heather Stewart
Middle L-R: - Debi Ryan, Tracey Old, Anita Kleinjan
Bottom L-R: - Rhonda Fawcett, Narelle Hoggard, Debbie Lamb

Monday, 4 July 2011

The Autumn/Winter Mini Catalogue

is in it's last month this month so it seemed only fitting that this months collage show off designer series papers, stamp sets and accessories from that catalogue.

Top L-R: - Cherie Ward, Delys Cram, Frances Poff
Middle L-R: - Megan McDonald, Kristine McNickle, Paula Dobson
Bottom L-R: - Sharlene Meyer, Katrina Criglington, Keryn Campbell

Monday, 27 June 2011

On this brilliantly sunny

but still very chilly Monday it's good to have work to do, like compiling these papercraft projects for you, that involve's being stuck in a nice warm office.

Why don't you grab a hot drink and check out the links for our Stamp Artists in the lists to your right.

Top L-R: - Anita Kleinjan, Bron Heslop, Heather Stewart
Middle L-R: - Katrina Criglington, Narelle Hoggard, Rhonda Fawcett
Bottom L-R: - Judy Beetson, Paula Dobson, Susan Wong

Monday, 20 June 2011

Here's this weeks pics

Top L-R: - Keryn Campbell, Sharlene Meyer, Alison Hydes
Middle L-R: - Kate Tobeck, Sally Williams, Anna Mangnall
Bottom L-R: - Helen Williams, Delys Cram, Jacinta Argent

Monday, 13 June 2011

Stuck at home this week

with a sick child so what better than to spend some time finding inspiration on our designers blogs.

This is what I've found so far: -

Top L-R: - Denise Ibbett, Katrina Criglington, Diane Taylor
Middle L-R: - Paula Dobson, Tracey Old, Julie Leece
Bottom L-R: - Bron Heslop, Julie Calkin, Paula Woods

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Change in Scheduling

With my family growing steadily older and needing more of my time on the weekends I'm changing the scheduling for this blog to make sure I can continue to give the attention that our wonderful designers deserve.

So from today I am going to post on the first working day of the week, usually a Monday, but could be later in the week depending on public holidays.

Top L-R: - Alison Hydes, Carol-Anne Torrie, Helen Williams
Middle L-R: - Keryn Campbell, Megan McDonald, Roz Begbie
Bottom L-R: - Kelly Nelson, Kristine McNickle, Sharlene Meyer

Monday, 30 May 2011


I sorted out all the photos of my chosen projects yesterday morning but with the lovely sun all weekend didn't come back to my computer.

Top L-R: - Anita Kleinjan, Debbie Lamb, Frances Poff
Middle L-R: - Jacquelyn Pedersen, Julie Calkin, Karen Lister
Bottom L-R: - Pam Cregeen, Katrina Criglington, Paula Dobson