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Sunday, 28 December 2014

NZSU Pics of the Week 28 Dec 2014

Happy Hogmanay to all. I hope 2014 had more high points than low points for you. 2015 promises to be another exciting year with Stampin' Up, it's wonderful to be a part of such a great community of paper crafters. 

A huge thanks to everyone who has linked their blogs to the NZSU blog and generously contributed posts throughout the year, sharing their projects and ideas.

Enjoy the holidays with family and friends and keep safe.  

3rd Row:    Paula Reid   Jacque Williams

Monday, 22 December 2014

NZSU Pics of the Week 21 Dec 2014

I am writing this from Miranda park, which is about an hour south of Auckland.  Three of my Grandsons and I are spending 3 nights here before Christmas day, it gives their parents a break and hopefully gives the boys something else to focus on besides Christmas day and the thought of what presents they may be getting. So far today I have been beaten in trivial pursuit, connect four and dominoes.
I hope you are all nearly finished with your Christmas planning and ready to enjoy the Christmas and New Year holidays with family and friends.
I'd like to take this opportunity to thank all who have contributed to our NZSU Stampin' Up blog this year, it's a fabulous resource for many crafters.
I wish each of you and yours a great Christmas and a wonderful 2015.

Top Row:   Alison Hyde    Angela Palmer   Debbie Lamb

Sunday, 14 December 2014

NZSU Pics of the Week 14 Dec 2014

Oh oh!! only 11 Days to go I hope you're on the way to ticking off everything on your list. Last Night I was lucky enough to have the time to wrap most of my Christmas presents. I need to be organised, as will many of you as well, with the school holidays about to begin. I have 3 grandsons in Auckland that I care for after school and during the holidays and next Sunday I'm taking them away for 3 days before Christmas, it helps to keep them busy before the "Big Day"
In this weeks post I have included the work of a guest artist; "Miss 4 Year old Wong", check out her project in the centre of the 2nd Row.
Have a super week.

Monday, 8 December 2014

NZSU Pics of the Week 7 Dec 2014

Hi, this week I have managed to write out all of my Christmas cards, make three notebooks and chocolate boxes for my grandsons teachers. I've also done quite a bit of Christmas shopping as well as shop for my husband and youngest son's birthday's which they both celebrate on the 9th December, all in all a busy, but very enjoyable week. I hope you are all enjoying the build up to Christmas without too much stress. 
Have an awesome week.

2nd Row:   Paula Reid   Rhonda Fawcett   Roz Begbie

Sunday, 30 November 2014

NZSU Pics of the Week 30 Nov 2014

Only 25 days to go!! How did that happen? I've got the decorations out and will start putting the tree up and decorating tomorrow after I've picked my grandsons up from school, they love dressing the tree. I've made up the wee advent boxes for them, but I might have to buy some more chocolates to put in them tomorrow, it's just possible I may have eaten a few over the weekend, "oops!"

It is time to start asking if anyone would like to take on the administration of our NZSU blog next year, flick me an email if you're keen.

Have a fabulous week everyone.

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

Sunday, 21 September 2014

NZSU Pics of the Week 21 September 2014

Welcome to our newest member, Sally Robertson, it's great that demo's are still signing up for our site considering all the other popular social media sites that are available. Having one specific site to access all NZ demo sites is beneficial to us as demo's as well as our customers. 
Get the word out there among your fellow demonstrators to link up with NZSU the more people we have linked in, the greater the benefit to everyone.
Have a great week and happy crafting.

Sunday, 14 September 2014

NZSU Pics of the Week 14 September 2014

Goodness how quickly this year is passing us by, halfway through September, once we hit October it's all over, we'll be at Christmas before we know it. Have you started designing your Christmas cards for classes and/or for yourself? Four out of the 9 pics this week are Christmas projects so some of us are making some headway towards Christmas.
Have a great week and enjoy some crafting.

Monday, 8 September 2014

NZSU Pics of the Week 7 September 2014

What a fabulous day to celebrate "Fathers Day" we had a wonderful day with our family; A great brunch at home and how wonderful to be able to sit out in the sun to enjoy it all.
Have a great week everyone.

Sunday, 31 August 2014

NZSU Pics of the Week 31 August

It's started!! Christmas creations are here for the rest of the year and the Creative Inkers, Holiday Catalogue Blog Hop, was a great way to start. If you haven't checked it out yet make sure you do.
I hope you all have a great deal of success with the new Holiday Catalogue and your customers are suitably impressed.
Have a wonderful week as we head into "Spring".

Sunday, 24 August 2014

NZSU Pics of the Week 24 August 2014

What a fabulous day we've had here in Auckland, lots of sunshine and blue sky. I hope the rest of the Country has been just as good and that everyone has had an enjoyable Spring day.

Congratulations to Angela Palmer, who posted her first video tutourial this week, well done Angela, excellent job!

Hopefully the spring weather will continue and you all have an enjoyable week.

Sunday, 17 August 2014

NZSU Pics of the Week 17 August 2014

It was so nice to enjoy a lovely sunny day after the last week of very cool weather. I have spent a good part of the weekend making a Printer tray, with photos,  for a friends birthday. I changed it several times until I achieved the look I was happy with. 
I hope you have had a good weekend, the girls at Paula Dobson's "Wanganui Retreat" certainly look like they had a blast, if the photo's on facebook are anything to go by.
Welcome to Jackie Noble who joined the NZSU blog this week.
Have a good week.

Sunday, 10 August 2014

NZSU Pics of the Week 10th August 2014

This year is galloping by and with the new Holiday catalogue out for customers at the end of the month it seems hard to believe we will soon be making Christmas cards, gift boxes and decorations etc. But I am sure we will all welcome some spring weather!
I hope that those who took part in the Trade shows in Wellington and Hamilton this week enjoyed rewarding outcomes.
Have a good week everyone and happy crafting.

Monday, 4 August 2014

Pics of the Week 3rd August 2014

We've had a very busy family weekend with 5 house guests and many more joining us for dinner on Saturday night, we had a great time with lots of laughter. Hence the posting on Monday morning instead of Sunday night. I hope you all enjoyed the weekend and had time for some crafting.

Next weekend 7 - 10 August, Jacque Williams will be  at the "Hamilton Craft and Quilt Fair" so make sure you call in to see her if you're taking a trip to the fair.

Monday, 28 July 2014

Pics of the Week 27 August 2014

I hope you have all had time for a bit of crafting in between watching the Commonwealth games, it's awesome to see our athletes doing so well.

You will find many of this week's pics are created for the 2014 ESAD Annual Catalogue Blog  hop, thanks to everyone for sharing.
Enjoy the coming week.

Top Row:   Alison Hyde   Angela Palmer   Debbie Lamb

Monday, 21 July 2014

NZSU Pics of the Week 20 July 2014

Good Morning, I hope you have all had a good weekend, even though it has been very cold. I arrived home last night from a week in Bangkok so I certainly noticed the drop in temperature. 
It was nice to see some of our demo's who haven't blogged for a while, posting this week.
Keryn Campbell's son Cam has show cased some of his memories using "Project Life" Well done Cam, beautiful work!
Congratulations!! to Susan Wong for her appointment to the "Artisan Design Team"


Friday, 11 July 2014

NZSU Pics of the Week 13 July 2014

Hi, I'm posting early this week as I'm off to Bangkok tomorrow morning at 6 am. I'm meeting up with my very dear Sister-in-law who is on her way back from an awesome 3 month trip  We are going to spend 6 days up there, maybe a little shopping etc.
Some of the projects created with the new products are fabulous, and it's wonderful to see there are many pages appearing using the new "Project Life",  I'm loving this catalogue.

Monday, 7 July 2014

Pics of the Week 6 July 2014

What an exciting week we've had with the release of the new Annual Catalogue. If you have had the time to order new products hopefully you will find an opportunity during the school holidays to start creating.
For those of you who have already held catalogue launches, I hope they have been a success for you.
Enjoy your week. 

Sunday, 29 June 2014

Pics of the Week 29 June 2014

Hello Fellow Stampers, I hope you have all had as wonderful a weekend as I have. I have spent the weekend in Christchurch with one of my sons and grandsons, the weather has been beautiful with crisp mornings and blue skies all day. It is so special to spend time with Hunter he is a beautiful 2 year old and I try to get down there to see him every couple of months.

This week we have a very special "Guest Designer" Angela Palmer's gorgeous 3 year old daughter, she is featured in our Pics this week.

Only 2 more "sleeps" until the new annual catalogue goes live, the new catalogue is fabulous and I love the new "In Colors" especially Blackberry Bliss as many of you do.

Have a special week with our new annual catalogue. Happy Stamping!

Sunday, 22 June 2014

Pics of the Week 22 June 2014

I hope you have all had a great weekend. Many demos gathered yesterday for a Team Training day, there were about 58 attendees and it was a wonderful day. Many thanks to Jacque and her family, Emma and all the others who demonstrated and made up kits for us; Ria Kaire, Bernie Collins, Rachael Knight and Jackie Noble. It's great to get together and catch up with demo's we already know and meet new friends.
To the two Karens and Jenny whom I shared a table with; Thanks for your lovely friendly company yesterday.
Have a great week and happy crafting.

Sunday, 15 June 2014

Pics of the Week 15 June 2014

 With demos receiving their pre orders there has been a real buzz around this week, it's always great fun trying out new products that are about to be released. I have enjoyed putting together my first "Project Life" page and learning to use the blendabilities. There are many tips and ideas featuring the new products on Demo blogs, Pinterest and You tube.
I hope you all have a great week and have time to try out some new ideas.

Sunday, 8 June 2014

Pics of the Week 8th June 2014

Hi, hopefully you have all had an enjoyable weekend and time for a little crafting. As you can see I still haven't totally resolved my computer issues, so the format is the same as last week. 

I am waiting with eager anticipation for my pre order to arrive and can't wait to try the new "Blendabilities". I hope you have all had the opportunity to place a pre order and will be able to have some fun with the new products soon.

Have a great week.

Delys Cram

Jacque Williams

Julia Leece

Narelle Hoggard

Paula Reid

Sally Williams

Sharlen Meyer