Saturday, November 17, 2012

Madeit sale - 25% off STOREWIDE!

With school coming to an end, and Christmas so close that we're all in denial, I've decided to do a 25% off storewide sale in my Madeit shop

Pick up an awesome deal this week as a thank you gift for one of your kids school teachers, a great stocking stuffer, or a little pressie for yourself!  

Lots of great things to choose from!


Stampin' Up! Heartfelt Event Brisbane 2012

I just wanted to share some of my favourite things that I saw today, whether they were demonstrated or brought along to place up on the share board. There are some extremely talented Demonstrator's around this part of the country! Well done to the Stampin' Up! South Pacific staff. Thank you for such a great Event that you put on for us flawlessly each year, you do an amazing job. Thanks for sacrificing so much of your time, and your weekends (that I am sure you would much rather spend with your families) to run great Events for us all over the country! I love being involved with this company!


Friday, November 2, 2012

Christmas gorgeousness...

Hi everyone.  I really try to be organised and think ahead.  I am going alot better these days at it too! Beginning of this week I listed my Christmas Cards & Gift Card Holders for sale here.  I'm hoping to come up with a few more designs to list for sale also in the coming weeks. 

Here are a couple of my favourites....enjoy!!


Thursday, November 1, 2012

Christmas Promotions from Stampin' Up!

Stampin' Up! has a new Christmas promotion, or two.  

The first one is this.  Buy either of the two bundles below during the month of November......

....and you will receive the Festive Paper Piercing Pack for free.  

But wait, there's more.  You will receive a FREE knife set!!!!  

Ok, I'm just kidding.  

The second promotion is pretty awesome.  Probably one of my favourite that I have seen over the years.

This promotion runs from 1 November through to 16 December.  So it will be the last special of the year.  Basically, if you host a party and you get party sales $650+ you will be able to choose an ENTIRE ink pad collection to receive for free.  Ridiculous I know.  Some of you way be thinking, "yeah right as if I can get $650 sales at a party".  Let me assure you it can, and is done all the time.  If you want to know how, ask me!  There are some tricks of the trade that I can share with you to having a successful party.  

As you can see, the best part of this promotion is, you still receive all of your hostess benefits.  So you could end up with over $100 hostess dollars to spend, and items at 50% off, on top of your free collection of ink pads, which might I add is worth $99.50.  

So, if you want a chance to partake in either of these awesome promotions, get in contact with me!


Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Will it Embellish?

Stampin' Up! comes out with some pretty awesome YouTube videos sometimes.  I'm so sad that I didn't see this one at the beginning of October when the Spool Time promotion began!!! This video is pretty hilarious!  

Check it out here!


Monday, October 22, 2012

Christmas Advent Calendar

Next month I am holding a Christmas Advent Calendar Class at my place.  I'm pretty excited about it actually.  I attended my first Advent Calendar Class and learnt of it's awesomeness exactly a year ago.  I had just signed up as a Stampin' Up Demonstrator myself, and attended the class put on by my good friend who is also a Demonstrator and has been for many years.  I loved it so much I HAD to put on one of my own classes this year.  So I took up the challenge and I re-designed the calendar to make it my own.  I found tonnes of ideas on Pinterest and integrated alot of them into my calendar, and also added alot of my own personal touches, and used alot of accessories & brads etc that I really like.  Here is what I came up with!

If you live in Brisbane Australia, you are more than welcome to attend the class.  I am holding it on Saturday 10th November starting at 10am.  Class cost is $65 which includes all the supplies needed to make the calendar, catering (morning tea, lunch & afternoon tea), your pre-cut kit, and all equipment, tools, you name it is provided!  Check out the Event on my Facebook Page for full details.  If you love this calendar and want one of your own, and there is no way you could attend the class, I would be more than happy to make you one and post it to you!  Just let me know!!! Just send me an email at: or contact me through my Facebook page... or on here!


Thursday, October 18, 2012

Mr Yoda

Just a quick post to show you something cool!! I had a custom order come through for a Star Wars themed birthday card for a little boys 5th birthday.  This is what I came up with!!

I love Yoda!


Sunday, September 23, 2012

Shedding the kg's

Precisely 68 days ago I decided enough was enough.  I'm way too overweight.  I'm disgusted in myself.  I'm tired of buying a new pair of swimmers and board shorts every Summer.  I'm tired of feeling tired and having no energy.  I'm tired of feeling sorry for myself.  I'm no longer comfortable with being uncomfortable in my skin.  

68 days on, I'm down 9kg.  It's been hard.  And there's a long long long way to go.  

How, you may ask?  

My Fitness Pal.  The best phone app in the world.   

Learn more about this app and how to count calories here.

Please join me in my journey.  I'd love the support.  Or if you already use the app, I'd love to connect with you.  My username is: christyleefrank


Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Stampin' Up Catalogue Launch Open House - WARNING: Too many photos to even try counting!

It seems I am no longer a regular Blogger.  Sorry!  I do like to pop on here every so often and update you on what I have been up to though, that being my Stampin' Up! Catalogue Launch Open House!!  At the beginning of this month - the new Stampin' Up! Catalogues were released.  Some of you may be thinking "whoooopdy doooo!".  I beg to differ.  I love their products and can't live without them hehe.  With the help of a fantastic friend and fellow Demonstrator Rochelle, we put together this awesome event.  It took countless hours over many weeks to prepare for, and we had an absolute ball doing it!  So now I will let the pictures do the talking!

Goodie bags for all our guests!

The biggest Lucky Door Prize ever!

All of the fabulous cards using stamps that have been carried over into the new Catty's!

One Minute to WOW Presentation: Gift wrapping.. making your own wrapping paper and stamping on the new Cotton Ribbon.

One Minute to WOW Presentation: Using Glass Glitter & colouring Glimmer Paper.

New Comfort Cafe DSP & new Naturals Button.

Gift wrapping ideas.

Our Big Shot & Punches display.

Ideas to maximise the use of your punches when displaying greetings!

Embossing folder examples

Punches examples

Some of the new Designer Series Papers & the new Catalogues.

They smell super good!

Our new product display.

Some of the new Stamp Sets.

The Scoring Pal has a new diagonal scoring plate - this is used to make all the envelopes you will see below!

New Cookie kits.. I love these!

New markers & yes that is puffy paint! I love it!

This year's new In Colours.  Raspberry Ripple, Midnight Muse, Gumball Green, Primrose Petals & Summer Starfruit!

New love note packs!

New simple Christmas card packs.

New Christmas tags - ready to go! This is also one of the new ribbons - Stitched Satin Ribbon in Gumball Green.

Have you ever tried stamping fabric and using it instead of wrapping paper?  It looks amazing!

New DSP - Comfort Cafe & envelope using Scoring Tool Diagonal Plate

New stamp set Betsy's Blossom and envelope using Scoring Tool Diagonal Plate

More cards using new Betsy's Blossom stamp set

NEW Patterned Party Stamp Set!

NEW Patterned Party stamp set & envelope made using Scoring Tool Diagonal Plate.

New Perfectly Preserved Stamp Set, New Cannery Framelits, and New Orchard Harvest DSP.  Oh and that Bronze Button is new too :)

Perfectly Preserved stamp set & envelope made using Scoring Tool Diagonal Plate!

New Hostess stamp set called A Cherry on Top

New Scentsational Season stamp set, new Holiday Collection of Framelits,  new Sugar & Spice and Peppermint Sticks embossing powders, and new Be of Good Cheer DSP!

New Be of Good Cheer DSP, new Cherry Cobbler Tulle, New Gumball Green Stitched Satin Ribbon, new new new!

New Holiday Collection Framelits, and the envelope made from new Be of Good Cheer DSP on the Scoring Tool Diagonal Plate.

How cute is the new Sweater Trim??

New DSP - Floral District.

Our Fabric & Trims display.


New Natural Buttons

New Brushed Bronze Buttons

New Designer Frames

New Ribbon Slides.

New Stitched Satin & Stitched Grosgrain Ribbons

New Comfort Cafe Fabric

New Twitterpated Fabric

This is one of my favourite new products.  Silicone craft mat.  Nothing will stick to it!!

New tulle & sweater trim

Closeup of the bunting hanging from the roof

The gorgeous food table.  Each colour had a theme.  From far left to right (Colour-theme-food item):
Cherry Cobbler - Christmas - Sugar Cookies
Pumpkin Pie -  Halloween - Jelly Orange wedges.
Daffodil Delight - Baby Shower - Spring Rolls.
Lucky Limeade - Boys birthday party - Lime cordial bottles
Pool Party - Engagement party - Sausage Rolls
Primrose Petals - Valentines Day - Strawberry Mousse
Rich Razzleberry - Girls birthday party - Chocolate Cupcakes

The bunting hanging from the roof!

The Make & Take table

The Make & Take!!

Retired stock for sale.
So as you may have gathered (if you've made it down this far... if you have congratulations!), alot of work went in, but the rewards of fun and satisfied customers outweighed it all!  It was such a fantastic night!  Let me know if you just HAVE to have something Stampin' Up related and I'll be glad to help you out ;)