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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!"

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

NZSU Pics of the Week 30 July 2017

Once again apologies for the lateness of this post, generally I try to get the weekly post up each Sunday night, however I have just got out of hospital again for the third time in the last four months. I'll possibly be in this predicament again in the future so please be patient with any delays in posting. 
On a more positive note there is much excitement among demo's at the moment about the upcoming "Holiday Catalogue" which will be available to customers on 1 September 2017, what will be on your wish list this year?
Have a fantastic week.

2nd Row:   Kathryn Tyrrell   Paula Dobson

Sunday, 23 July 2017

NZSU Pics of the Week 23 July 2017

Beautiful day here in Christchurch after the last three days of almost constant rain throughout NZ, causing wide spread flooding in many areas. I hope those of you affected are getting the help you need to clean up today.
I have come across another blog hop this week "Stampin Friends No Rules" HERE  Isn't it wonderful how we can blog hop around the world with "Stampin' Up" blog hops gathering fabulous ideas as we go.
Have a Fantastic week. 

2nd Row:   Paula Dobson   Paula Reid   Sharlene Meyer

Monday, 17 July 2017

NZSU Pics of the Week 16 July 2017

Hello Stampers, I hope you all managed to keep warm during the Polar blast over the past week. We had snow here in Rolleston which was great fun for the children on holiday. I spent a lovely few days with two of our sons and 4 grandchildren in Geraldine, lots of frosty mornings followed by some beautiful clear days. 
This week I've found some terrific creations on the Caseing the Catty Blog hop HERE check it out.
Have a fantastic week.

2nd Row:   Paula Reid   Susan Wong

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

NZSU Pics of the Week 9 July 2017

We are well into the Winter months now and the School holidays have started right at the beginning of the predicted worse weather so far this year. I hope you all have safe and warm holidays with children and grandchildren. Good luck to all Demos who are holding children's craft workshops during the break.
If you find the time to do some browsing take a look at the Artisan Blog Hop HERE some fabulous work starting with Paula Dobson's stunning creation.
Have a fantastic week.

Top Row:   Christine Gedye   Paula Dobson   Ria Kaire

Monday, 3 July 2017

NZSU Pics of the week 2 July 2017

Hi De Ho Stampers, another great month with "Stampin' Up" Bonus days  have started; for every $110.00 NZ we get an $11.00 credit to spend in August. As well as that Demos get to pre-order the "Carols of Christmas" stamp set and customers can order it in August. New recruits get a free Essentials Gift Pack on top of their Starter Kit. Take a wander through the Colour INKspiration challenge #12  HERE some gorgeous creations.
          Have a fantastic week. 

Top Row:   Alison Hydes   Angela Palmer

Sunday, 25 June 2017

NZSU Pics of the Week 25 June 2017

This week I'm posting from Dunedin, we've had a lovely drive down from Christchurch this afternoon, we always enjoy travelling our beautiful country. 
This week I'd like to direct you to two blog hops "Thailand Achievers Blog Hop June" starting HERE and "Dream Theme Design Team" HERE
Have a fantastic week.
First Row:   Angela Palmer   Ella Warren   Jacque Williams

Sunday, 18 June 2017

NZSU Pics of the Week 18 June 2017

Well here we are again, just 189 sleeps, or 4,534 hours or 272,016 minutes until Christmas, however you measure it, we are half way through another year! Do you remember when you were young and were told the years pass faster the older you get? It's true, so stay calm and keep on stamping.
Get some inspiration from the HAPPY BIRTHDAY GORGEOUS - STAMPIN' UP! ARTISAN BLOG HOP HERE starting with the very talented Paula Dobson.
Have a fantastic week.

Monday, 12 June 2017

NZSU Pics of the Week 11 June 2017

Hi, I want to give a big shout out to the girls who are organising, ribbon, paper and accessory shares from the new catty, I know it's a lot of work and is so helpful to many of us.
All of the "Pics" this week are using new product, great work people.
Have a fantastic week.

Monday, 5 June 2017

NZSU Pics of the Week 4 June 2017

I hope you've all had a good Queens Birthday weekend, despite the wintry weather. We've had  weekend with family, Saturday we hosted a family lunch for our middle son's birthday. In the morning I watched one of our grandsons playing rugby, he scored a try and won Player of the day, great fun.
 A busy week for Stampin Up demos, placing orders for products from the new 2017/2018 catalogue, always an exciting time. How many of you are holding New Catalogue Launch parties? Wishing you all great success.
Have a fantastic week.

Monday, 29 May 2017

NZSU Pics of the Week 28 May 2017

Where's the year going people, nearly June already. How are you getting on with plans for the New Catalogue Launch? I'm looking forward to seeing many more projects using the new products. 
Take a peek at the Casing the Catty Sunday Blog Hop HERE beginning with Jackie Noble, gorgeous work Jackie.
Have a fantastic week everyone.
2nd Row:   Paula Reid   Sally Robertson

Monday, 22 May 2017

NZSU Pics of the Week 21 May 2017

Hi De Ho Stampers, what a frosty weekend we've had throughout the country. Great time to be indoors crafting up a storm!
I thought my nose was going to drip icicles on Saturday while we were watching our Grandsons play rugby. 
Just 10 days until the New Catalogue is released and so many sneak peeks are show casing on social media. Such Fun!!
Artisan Blog hop starts HERE with the talented Paula Dobson don't miss it!

Have a fantastic week.

Monday, 15 May 2017

NZSU Pics of the Week 14 May 2017

I hope you have all enjoyed Mothers Day with family and friends, I've had a lovely weekend with my children and grandchildren.

Take a look at the Caseing the Catty Sunday blog hop HERE starting with Elizabeth Gross and join in with your creations.

Have a fantastic week.

Monday, 8 May 2017

NZSU Pics of the Week 7 May 2017

How has your week been? Have you placed your pre-order yet? What to leave off your wish list, so many fabulous products to choose from. I've been saving many of the wonderful posts for the "Eastern Palace" creations from Pinterest. Follow the Artisan Blog Hop featuring the Eastern Palace Suite Here terrific ideas to CASE.

Have a fantastic week.

Monday, 1 May 2017

30 April 2017 Pics of the Week

Hello Stampers, I hope you've all had a great week. An exciting start to May, all our customers can now order the new "Eastern Palace Suite". Wow there are some fabulous creations using this new suite on social media, especially Pinterest of course.

Check out the Fancy Friday blog hop here starting with one of our great team members Susan Wong.

Have a fantastic week. 

2nd Row:   Paula Dobson   Rhonda Fawcett   Susan Wong

Sunday, 16 April 2017

NZSU Pics of the Week 16 April 2017

Hello Stampers, Firstly apologies that there was no post last Sunday, we have moved house and our internet hasn't been connected yet, so this week I have visited our eldest son's home to use their internet connection for this post.

A very exciting and inspirational week for those who attended "On Stage" and now the rest of us who can view the new Catty now. How long is your wish list?

Take a look at the "Onstage Display Stamper Artisan Blog hop" HERE beginning with our own Paula Dobson. 

Have a Fantastic week. 

Top Row:   Angela Palmer   Ella Warren   Ella Warren

Monday, 3 April 2017

NZSU Pics of the Week 2 April 2017

The end of "Sale-A-Bration has arrived, I hope that you have had a great time creating and sharing the free products, which are fabulous.
By now many of you will be looking forward to attending "On Stage", maybe finishing off swaps that you will be taking along to share with fellow demos. One thing is sure you will have a fantastic time, seeing great demonstrations, meeting up with old friends and meeting new ones.
Have a fantastic week.
2nd Row:  Paula Dobson   Paula Dobson  Susan Wong 

Sunday, 26 March 2017

NZSU Pics of the Week 26 March 2017

Wow! only 5 days left of Sale-a-Bration, how quickly we are getting through the year.

As many of you will have read, our NZSU Blog has been getting less and less views as people to turn to Facebook and other social Media sites for inspiration. To enable us to keep up with the times and reach more stampers, we are going to move to a Facebook group, around May this year. Delys Cram is going to set up and maintain the Facebook group and in her words "I can't remember who started the original blog, but I took a turn managing it early on, so it's a little bit exciting taking it back over and morphing it to Facebook!"
Thanks so much Delys you're a star.

Have a fantastic week.

Sunday, 19 March 2017

NZSU Pics of the Week 19 March 2017

Have a fantastic week I'm away so no blah blah this week ☺

Sunday, 12 March 2017

NZSU Pics of the Week 12 March 2017

Calling out to all NZ Demos, I'd love to hear from anyone who would like to take over the administration of this blog and move it to a Facebook page instead. We are generating very few views on the blog in comparison to previous years and I believe it is time to move to another platform to be advantageous to all NZ demos. The FB page needs to be viewed by the general population but only allow NZ Stampin' Up demos to post to the page. The ability to add a link to your creation will help drive stampers to your individual sites. You can contact me by email at
Have a fantastic week.

Monday, 27 February 2017

NZSU Pics of the Week 26 Feb 2017

This week I want to introduce you to the "Totally Techniques International Team" blog hop starting with our very own Patrice Halliday-Larsen
Have a fantastic week.

2nd Row:   Paula Dobson   Paula Reid   Sharlene Meyer

Monday, 20 February 2017

NZSU Pics of the Week 19 Feb 2017

It's been a ruggard week here in Christchurch with the fires on the Port Hills, a big shout out to all the firefighters and pilots who worked so hard throughout the week and many who are still fighting to control the hot spots. Our deepest sympathy to Steve Askin's family who lost his life while fighting the fires. Without all of these people the outcome would have been much worse.

On a much happier note let me direct you to the Artisan Blog Hop HERE starting with our very own Paula Dobson, such fabulous work from all the Artisan's as always.

Monday, 13 February 2017

NZSU Pics of the Week 12 Feb 2017

Apologies for the delay in posting this weekend, I was very busy baby sitting three grandchildren. 
To those of you who celebrate Valentines, Happy Valentines Day for tomorrow and for those attending Stamp Camp this weekend, Have a wonderful time.

Have a fantastic week.

Saturday, 4 February 2017

NZSU Pics of the Week 5 Feb 2017

Hi, this weekend we are in Auckland for our Grand-daughter's first birthday, we have 3 sons, 5 grandsons and one grand-daughter and Bella is the only grand-child that lives in Auckland, so the rest of the family are always trying to convince her parents that they need to move to Christchurch as well. So far no luck but we'll keep trying.

This week I want to point you to the Artisan's Blog Hop starting HERE this blog hop is really special so take the time to view these great creations.

Have a fantastic week.

Sunday, 29 January 2017

NZSU Pics of the Week 29 Jan 2017

This week I'd like to welcome a few demonstrators who have recently linked to our NZSU Blog, its great to see you here sharing your work.
Check out the Fancy Friday Blog Hop there are some gorgeous creations starting with our very own Susan Wong.
Have a fantastic week.

Monday, 23 January 2017

NZSU Pics of the Week 22 Jan 2017

Hi De Ho Stampers, posting this week from Melbourne again, I'd like to take this opportunity to send our thoughts and prayers to everyone in Melbourne affected by the shocking Massacre in the city.

Today it's 35 degrees so we're inside with the air-con giving us relief. Unfortunately I have managed to pick up a nasty cold that has turned into a chest infection, but I've started antibiotics today so should be on the up and up from now on.

Have a look at the Caseing the Catty blog hop HERE always so inspiring!

Have a fantastic week.

Sunday, 15 January 2017

NZSU Pics 15 January 2017

This week all our pics are using new sets and papers and what great creations they all are. We have a "Star Creator" on show this week Angela Palmer's daughter Amanda, isn't it great to see the next generation continuing with paper crafts. Well Done Amanda.
Check out the Colour Inkspiration Challenge Here
Have a fantastic week.

Monday, 2 January 2017

NZSU Pics of the Week 1 January 2017

Happy New Year one and All. Sorry I'm a little late posting this week, I've been in Reefton with family and without internet access. Before we left I took the opportunity to enjoy looking at the "Thailand Achievers Blog Hop" spend some time finding some inspiration Here
Have a fantastic week.
Top Row:   Delys Cram   Delys Cram   Jackie Noble