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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!"

Sunday, 25 December 2016

NZSU Pics of the Week 25 December 2016

Merry Christmas, I hope you have all had a wonderful day.

We have enjoyed a great day with family; children and Grand children, such fun!

This week I am hi-lighting two advent calendars made by Kathryn Tyrrell's daughters, it's wonderful to pass on your crafting passion to the younger generation.

Have a fantastic week.



Monday, 19 December 2016

NZSU Pics of the Week 18 Dec 2016

Merry Christmas week, to one and all, I hope you all have a wonderful and safe week with family and friends.

Thanks to everyone who has contributed this year, what an exciting year it has been with "Stampin' Up"

Now take a moment for yourself and check out this fantastic blog hop, I love it, such gorgeous creations Fancy Friday Blog hop

Have a Fantastic week.


Tuesday, 13 December 2016

NZSU Pics of the Week 11 Dec 2016



This is the 3rd to last post for 2016, hard to believe Christmas day is just around the corner now. Many Thanks to all who have taken the time and effort to share their creations with us over the last year. Today I would like to share with you an outstanding piece of colouring using one of the new Sale-A-Bration free products; DSP "Inside The Lines" follow this link to  Paula Dobson and check out her instructions.
Have a fantastic week.

Top Row:   Alison Hydes   Debbie Lamb   Jackie Noble



Sunday, 4 December 2016

NZSU Pics of the Week 4 December 2016

Wow some exciting products available from another great Stampin' Up sale "End of Year Closeout Discounts" items available until 3 January 2017 while stocks last.


I guess you are getting organised for Christmas but don't get too stressed over the next 3 weeks and instead enjoy the festive season.
Have a fantastic week.
2nd Row:   Paula Dobson   Sharlene Meyer   Susan Wong

Monday, 28 November 2016

NZSU Pics of the Week 27 November 2016

Hello Stampers, don't forget it's the last day for "Online Extravaganza" tomorrow 28th November I know many of you will have taken advantage of these great offers already.
Only 28 days until Christmas now, where has the year gone? There are many small gift ideas on social media; facebook, Pinterest etc One of our NZ demos Marilyn Meadows has posted her first video tutorial this week making cute wee Christmas baskets take a look HERE
Have a fantastic week.


Monday, 21 November 2016

NZSU Pics of the Week 20 November 2016

What a week! First and foremost our thoughts and prayers to everyone in Kaikoura and everyone else affected by the 7.8 earthquake that devastated the northern part of the South Island and the lower part of the North Island.

On a more positive note "Online Extravaganza" starts tomorrow 21 November

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Check out it out here: Online Extravaganza 

Have a fantastic week.




Sunday, 13 November 2016

NZSU Pics of the Week 13 Nov 2016

Congratulations to the many NZ demos who received awards at "On Stage" in Brisbane 3 -5 November. It's fabulous to see how well NZ demonstrators did on the "World Stage", our very own Jacque Williams is ranked 7th overall out of 50,000 demos globally, what an amazing achievement. 
Have a fantastic week.
Top Row: Susan Wong  Paula Dobson
Bottom:  Alison Hydes

Monday, 31 October 2016

NZSU Pics of the Week 30 Oct 2016

Wow! I'm so excited to learn that from the 1st November we will be able to purchase the new "Stitched Shapes Framelits" before their release date in the new 2017 Catty and from  1 - 30 November   coordinating stamp sets can be purchased with a 25% discount. Check out the Framelits here Stitched Shapes Framelits they are very cool.
For those of you heading to On-Stage this week, be it in Brisbane or Auckland, have a fantastic inspirational time.


Sunday, 23 October 2016

NZSU Pics of the Week 23 October 2016

Happy Labour weekend. Whatever you are doing I hope you are having a great time. 
Less than two weeks now until On Stage Live, those of you going to Brisbane will be very excited I'm sure, a wonderful experience and so inspiring. Bring lots of inspiration back for the rest of us. But for some inspiration right now check out the Artisan Blog Hop Here
Have a fantastic week.


Monday, 17 October 2016

NZSU Pics of the Week 16 October 2016

Good Morning, I hope all is well in your slice of Paradise. Oh my gosh only 10 weeks until Christmas now, are you getting organised? I have completed a good number of Christmas cards to send to friends and family and now I'm really keen to try my version of a Christmas diorama cards, I've seen quite a few examples of the last week or two.Take a look at the "Caseing the Catty" Sunday Blog Hop starting Here .
Have a fantastic week.

Sunday, 9 October 2016

NZSU Pics of the Week 9 October 2016

Hello stampers, this weekend I will be in Auckland packing up our Auckland house, we are going to move permanently to Christchurch, we're very excited, because 2 of our sons and 4 of our grandsons live in Christchurch.
Have a fantastic week.

Monday, 3 October 2016

NZSU Pics of the Week 2 October 2016

Hello fellow stampers, have you enjoyed your week? It's been a beautiful Spring day here in Christchurch, the blossoms and daffodils everywhere in this city are glorious. 
Check out the "Casing the Catty" blog hop Here  and the "Global Design Project" Blog hop Here  to find some fabulous creations .
Have a fantastic week.

Monday, 26 September 2016

NZSU Pics of the Week 25 Sept 2015

Hi de Ho Stampers, a very stormy weekend over most of the country, I hope that none of you have been affected by the flooding experienced in some areas. 
The beginning of the school holidays heralding the last term of the year bringing us ever closer to Christmas. I have started creating Christmas cards over the last week and hope to have these completed well before I need to post them. There are many inspiring Christmas creations being posted and blog hops to follow.
Have a fantastic week.


Sunday, 18 September 2016

NZSU Pics of the Week 18 Sept 2016

I've just returned from a great weekend in Akaroa with  3 wonderful friends of 36 years; every year we go away for a 3 day "girls weekend" to different destinations around New Zealand. I hope you have all had a fabulous weekend as well.
I've been looking at the Artisan Blog Hop - this week featuring, the Moroccan Suite and or Thoughtful banners - Wow some beautiful work! Click Here to take the tour starting with Susan Wong from our very own "Creative Inkers" 
Have a fantastic week.

Sunday, 11 September 2016

NZSU Pics of the Week 11 Sept 2016

We are heading into the silly season rapidly and Christmas cards are being posted all over Social Media. This year we have some very "Summery Christmas" sets available in the Holiday Catalogue aimed obviously for the NZ/Australian market, however there are also some wonderful traditional images for those who still favour traditional. Personally I love traditional and have decided to use "Santa's Sleigh" bundle for my cards this season, with lots of glitter! It was a toss up between "Santa's Sleigh" and the "Star of Light" bundle which I also love, maybe I'll need to get that bundle as well because I'm seeing some beautiful creations using the "Star of Light" Isn't it awesome being able to get sets in bundles, love it!
Have a fantastic week.


Sunday, 4 September 2016

NZSU Pics of the Week

Thanks for your patience, I can post again, my broadband has finally been sorted out after 2 weeks. This week I have made "Fathers Day" cards using the "Love you Lots" hostess set, very cute stamps loved playing with them,

Hopefully everyone had the opportunity to spend time with family over the weekend and celebrate "Fathers Day".

Monday, 22 August 2016

NZSU Pics of the Week 21 August 2016

Aloha from Hawaii this week, we are here on holiday with 2 of our sons and their families. It is taking me some time to acclimatise to the very hot weather, coming from the cold wintry blast we've just had in NZ. However many of the stores we have visited in the past couple of days have been air conditioned, enabling us to help out the local economy. We're having a lovely time and I hope you have a fantastic week.
PS: I'm sorry this post is late, I forgot we're a day behind here. (Ah well, Island time)


Sunday, 14 August 2016

NZSU Pics of the Week 14 August 2016

I hope you have all enjoyed your week and perhaps been able to watch some of our athletes competing in the Olympics, such amazing commitment by these people to reach this level.
This week I'd like to direct you to a great challenge site Global Design Project check it out you won't be disappointed.
This fabulous Fancy Fold post post is also well worth your attention Patrice Halliday-Larsen love this card and your great instructions, thanks for sharing Patrice.

Have a fantastic week.



Sunday, 7 August 2016

NZSU Pics of the Week 7 August 2016

Wow, what a week weather wise, many areas of NZ have had big dumps of snow and or rain. I hope you have all kept safe and warm.

There are many posts now available online using the "Thoughtful Branches" bundle, it's amazing how many different styles are emerging, remember this bundle is only available through August.
Have a fantastic week.

Sunday, 31 July 2016

NZSU Pics of the Week 31 July 2016

How's your week been? I've had a big week crafting "such fun" when I first saw the Swirly Birds and Scribbles bundle, I didn't know if I was that keen, but this week I have had a ball using these products, if you're sitting on the fence about whether to put these on your wish list, do it, they're fabulous to work with.
Have a fantastic week

Monday, 25 July 2016

NZSU Pics of the Week 24 July 2016


2nd Row: Paula Dobson  Paula Reid


Only one week left to collect Bonus Points to spend in August make sure you take advantage of this great offer.













Sunday, 17 July 2016

NZSU Pics of the Week 24 July 2016



Hello Everyone, I hope you've enjoyed the past week and those of you who have children on holiday haven't found the winter weather too difficult.
It's been an exciting time for Stampin' Up with the new Bonus Days
This is the first time Stampin' Up have offered this sort of promotion and I'm sure customers and Demo's alike will be thrilled with this new initiative, there's always something to celebrate with Stampin' Up!
Have a fantastic week.



Monday, 11 July 2016

NZSU Pics of the Week 10 July 2016

Hello fellow stampers, this week I'm blogging from Melbourne where I will be for the next couple of weeks. The weather here is a little warmer than in Auckland and considerably warmer than Christchurch, where I have spent most of the last three and a half months, helping to care for our newest Grandchild Connor. Connor's Mum suffers from ME/CFS and needs help each day so I will be living between the two cities for the foreseeable future. Because of this I haven't had my Stampin' Up supplies to hand, thus having very little chance to craft, so instead I've been creating digital albums and have caught up on a lot of family photos. However I really miss making handmade creations and whenever I get up to Auckland for a few days, I become ensconced in my craft room. So I've decided to pack up some of my craft supplies to take to Christchurch.
Have a fantastic week.

Monday, 4 July 2016

NZSU Pics of the Week 3 July 2016

This week we're seeing more fabulous creations using many of the new products from our annual catalogue, I love this time of the year when so many new ideas start being shared with fellow "artists" .
I want to share a blog hop that I have recently discovered "Totally Techniques Blog Hop" starting with our very own Patrice Halliday-Larsen HERE
Keep warm and have a fantastic week.

Sunday, 26 June 2016

NZSU Pics of the Week 26 June 2016

Another Month almost over, before we know it we'll be making Christmas cards again!! Look at all the new products used in this week's Pics, "Swirly Birds" and Swirly Scribbles" are a big favourite with many Demos and it's easy to see why. Check out Pinterest Here for inspiration using these products.
Have a fantastic week.



Sunday, 19 June 2016

NZSU Pics of the Week 19 June 2016

Hello Stampers, I hope you have all enjoyed your week and perhaps found a little time for some crafting. What have you found to be your new favourite now that you've had time to try out some of the new products?

I'm very keen on the new Ombre stamp pads if you haven't tried them out yet, take a look at this Video from the Home Office I think you'll love the effect.
Have an awesome week.



Sunday, 12 June 2016

NZSU Pics of the Week 12 June 2016

Hello to all, the new products are showing up in many of your postings, I know you will all be enjoying creating with your new goodies. Take the opportunity to gain some inspiration from the Hello Annual Catalogue 2016-2017 Blog Hop starting with our very own Jacque Williams, it's well worth making a cup of coffee and browsing through this blog hop.
Have a fantastic week.

Sunday, 5 June 2016

NZSU Pics of the Week 5 June 2016

Hello to all, I hope you have had a successful and enjoyable week and had the opportunity to share the new catalogue with customers and friends.
Winter has finally arrived, a great time to introduce people to creative Stamping, both card making and scrapbooking; especially armed with the new "Catty".
Have a fantastic week.

Monday, 30 May 2016

NZSU Pics of the Week 29 May 2016

The time is near, 2 days to go, are you ready? Given the weather over most of the country this weekend I hope you were able to spend time creating some projects with your favourite new products. 
I had a lovely time in Hanmer Springs over the weekend with my eldest son and his family, glorious soak in the hot pools, great food and fabulous company.
Have an awesome and exciting week everyone.


Monday, 23 May 2016

NZSU Pics of the Week 22 May 2016

Hi De Ho Stampers, Have you had a great Week? Only 9 nine days until the new catty is available to customers, exciting and busy times ahead.
I'm sure you will all join with me in wishing Jacque and Rob Williams a fantastic time on the Stampin' Up Mediterranean Cruise, enjoy guys, well deserved.
Have a fantastic week everyone.



Monday, 16 May 2016

NZSU Pics of the Week 15 May 2016

Hello all, I know many of you have been experiencing high winds and rain over the past few days, I trust that this hasn't caused any damage on your properties. Perhaps the weather has kept you indoors creating! This week there has been a range of creations using both retiring products and sneak peeks of our new products, exciting times. To those of you organising New Catalogue Launches, Good Luck and enjoy.
Have a fantastic week.

Monday, 9 May 2016

NZSU Pics of the Week 8 May 2016

Hello Everyone, I hope you have had an enjoyable week, obviously some of you have been creating with the pre-order products, "Such Fun" 
I have just got back from 4 days of showcasing Otago and Southland to a cousin who is visiting from Scotland, we had fabulous weather in which to visit some of New Zealand's beautiful spots.
Have a fantastic week.



Tuesday, 3 May 2016

NZSU Pics of the Week 1 May 2016

Well here we are in May, the 5th month of the year, how swiftly the time has flown this year. or is it I'm just getting older? My apologies once more for the delay in publishing this post, I am still travelling between two cities and sometimes my lap top is not in the same place as I am.
An exciting week for new creations on a lot of "Blog Hops' so find a quiet moment and get a coffee and have a look.
Have a fantastic week.

Top Row:  Jackie Noble  Jacque Williams  

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

NZSU Pics of the Week 24 April 2016




"They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old; 

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. 
At the going down of the sun and in the morning 
We will remember them."



Top Row: Alison Hyde  Delys Cram

Sunday, 17 April 2016

NZSU Pics of the Week 17 April 2016

I hope many of you were able to attend "On Stage" yesterday and had a fabulous time, it's is so exciting to be in a room full of people who share the same passion.The rest of us will be waiting with eager anticipation for the release of the New Catty, happy days! Lots of new products and creations to look forward to.
Have a fabulous week



Monday, 11 April 2016

NZSU Pics of the Week 10 April 2016

Another glorious day here in Christchurch, I'm spending my time between the two islands helping out with our newest Grandson. I'm heading back to Auckland on Monday night and will hopefully see some of you at "On Stage" this coming Saturday. So much to look forward to with the new Catty out in May for Demo's, Eek!! May just around the corner, the 5th month of the year almost, where does the time go ladies?
Have a fantastic week.


Monday, 4 April 2016

NZSU Pics of the Week 3 April 2016

Hi Dee Ho Stampers, was your last week of Sale-A-Bration busy? Congratulations to Sharlene Meyer who has just celebrated her 9th anniversary as a Stampin' Up demonstrator and what an awesome artist she is, check out her blog HERE and learn about her journey so far.
Best wishes to Jacque Williams who is teaching aboard a Cruise ship over the next week, I hope the seas are calm, otherwise there may be a few shaky stamped images!
Have a fantastic week.




Tuesday, 29 March 2016

NZSU Pics of the Week 27 March 2016

I hope you have enjoyed Easter Weekend with Family and friends. I've been in Christchurch for the past couple of weeks helping out with our newest grandchild and took a couple of days out to accompany two of our other grandsons up to Auckland for a couple of days over the weekend, so it's been a busy family time for me. 

Wonderful news this week to learn that Sara has been appointed as the permanent CEO of Stampin' Up, I know that many of you have enjoyed the past year with Sara heading Stampin' Up as have I and it's wonderful to have Shelli back with us again, what a great team!

The excitement is building as we get closer to "On Stage" there is always something to look forward to with Stampin' Up.

Have a fabulous week.




Tuesday, 22 March 2016

NZSU Pics of the Week 20 March 2016

Firstly apologies for not posting this blog on Sunday night, I was flying back from Melbourne and forgot to schedule the post for Sunday night. It's been a very busy time for me, spending a week in Melbourne with my sister who is chronically ill and housebound and returning to Christchurch to spend time helping out with our newest Grandson who is only 8 days old today. 
I'm guessing you have all been very busy with the end of Sale-A-Bration coming to an end and what a wonderful array of products we've had to choose from this year, "Stampin' Up" just keeps coming up trumps.
Have a wonderful week.

Top Row: Alison Hyde   Paula Dobson

Monday, 14 March 2016

NZSU Pics of the Week 13 March 2016

Hello everyone, have you had a good week? While I was typing the date for this post, it occurred to me that this year is indeed "marching" along very quickly. The old adage "the older you get the faster it goes" comes to mind eek I hope it doesn't get any faster for me.

Our family welcomed our fifth grandson into the world early this morning, we are truly blessed to now have six grandchildren to love.

I've had some fun this week playing with the Easter Lamb stamp set, this stamp is so versatile and very cute, loving it, hoping to see some posted from all of you.

Have a terrific week.