Posted by: nomimack | November 10, 2009

Paperific is this Weekend!!!

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The Melbourne Paperific Expo will be held at the Melbourne Show Grounds from the 13th-15th of November.

Considered Australia’s premiere paper arts and crafts event, the exhibitors at the expo will be demonstrating and selling the latest products from scrapbooking, card making, stamping and more. Free ‘make and take’ projects are featured at many of the stands.

The expo is open from 9:30 am to 5:00pm Friday and Saturday, and 9:30 to 4:00 pm Sunday.

 On site parking is available for just $5 or come by public transport.

Admission is $10 for Adults & $8 for full-time students and Seniors. Children under 10 are FREE.

In addition to the papercraft expo open to the general public, the Trade Event is held on Friday for the benefit of the craft business owners and managers.

 For further information visit our web site www.paperific.com.au .

 

 

Posted by: nomimack | November 10, 2009

Good Bye Stampin’ Up!

Just to update everyone, I am no longer a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator as of the end of September (sorry for not updating sooner, it’s been busy). Due to my new business venture I was required to resign from the Company. If you would like to place an order or host a workshop contact one of my downline listed in the team section. Although it might need updating as some people have resign. Janine, Simone and Julia can point you in the right direction. I will be changing my blog or starting a new one to reflect my new business venture as the owner/director of the Paperific Craft Expo. I am also now living back in Melbourne. It’s been a busy two months. 
Thanks
Naomi

Posted by: nomimack | August 12, 2009

Pre-Loved Stamp Sale!!! Updated

November update – The stamps listed below are no longer for sale via the blog. The stamps are in Queensland and I am in Melbourne. One day they will go to ebay or I will look at them again and say, no I want them. Thanks to all who supported my sale.

Here we go. Time to clean out my stamp shelf. I am moving soon and need to off load some stamps. I thought I would first try and sell some on my blog and what doesn’t sell in the next three weeks will go on ebay. If you want to view the imagines of the stamps visit www.splitcoaststampers.com and put in stamp set name to view it. If you can’t find it there email me and I will take a photo of the set. Price doesn’t include postage this will be on top of the price.

$10 Stamp Set

Sweet Spot 107665 (original price $19.95) Sold

$15 stamp sets

Small Sayings 111243 (original price $29.95) Sold

Sweet on You 111245 (original price $23.95) Sold

Little Pieces 108860 (original price 33.95) Sold

Much Appreciated 108875 (original price $26.95)

The next few sets were apart of simply sent kits which were above $70 but the stamp sets only have 4-6 stamps so these are just $15.

Remembering You 108510, Life long notes 112666, Friendship Shapes 108511

Background stamps sell for $33.96 on Sale for $20

By definition 109762, French Script 108816, Canvas 108764, Floral 108811, Well Worn Words 108954, Print Pattern 108895, On the Spot 108884, Happiness $33.95. Sold

$20 stamp sets

Bud Basics 111232 (original price $33.95)

Circle of Friendship 108767 (original price 33.95)

Just so sayings 110256 (original price $33.95)

One Small Cookie 113029 (Original Price 33.95)

Polka Dots & Petals 110248 (original Price 33.95)

Tager’s Dozen 110249 (original Price $33.95)

Sweet Sampler 112284 (original Price $29.95)

All I have Seen 108722 (original Price $29.95)

$30 Stamp Sets

Crazy For Christmas 107656 (Original Price $39.95)

For Father 114281 (Original Price $47.95)

 Be Happy 108744 (Original Price $39.95)

All About You 108721 (Original Price $53.95)

Festive Favourites 109790 (Original Price $45.95)

Beautiful Life 108998 (Original Price $39.95)

Blossoms Abound 108755 (Original Price $45.95)

Fabulous Flowers 112310 (Original Price $43.95) Unmounted never used missing 1 stamps ‘Dare to be fabulous’

$40 Stamp Sets

Solemn Stillness 108918 (Original Price $57.95)

Live your Dreams 114261 (Original Price $55.95)

Office Accoutrement 110243 (Original Price $59.95)

Tag Time 108930 (Original Price $53.950

Holiday Tag Time 104105 (Original Price $38.95 Canadian)

All Year Fun 108992 (Original Price $57.95)

Looks Like Spring 108864 (Original Price $57,95) Plus matching Punch $20

Bodacious Bouquet 108757 (Original Price $57.95) Unmounted un-used.

Greetings Galore 108828 (Original Price $57.95)

$50 Stamp Sets

Letterpress Alphabet plus numbers 108853 (Original Price $79.95 + 108854 $43.95)

Everyday Flexible Phrases 108785 (Original Price $79.95)

Expressive Flexible Phrases 108786 (Original Price $79.95)

WOW that took me ages to look up all my old catalogues and check the prices. The funniest thing is I pulled out 6 stamps that I decided I don’t want to sell! So if you would like to purchase one of these sets email me at naomiswan@hotmail.com and we can arrange payment and shipping.
Cheers

Naomi

Posted by: nomimack | August 12, 2009

Quilt & Craft Show.

So sorry for the delay in posting. I have just worked about three weeks of night duty. I was swapped from days to nights and I feel like I have been sleeping away my life. Here is our lovely stand from the quilt and craft show which was on in July.

Chirs & Flick

Chris & Flick

 

Pauline demonstrating

Pauline demonstrating

One sheet wonder by Chris

One sheet wonder by Chris

Samples by Flick

Samples by Flick

Baroque Motifs

Baroque Motifs

Gail's poster

Gail's poster

I think Janine did this poster!

I think Janine did this poster!

I don't know who made this one!

I don't know who made this one!

Jenni Oliver's poster

Jenni Oliver's poster

I Love this poster

I Love this poster

Other side of the poster

Other side of the poster

Now all I need to do is contact all the people who wanted workshops from the show. I am very slack at this. I love doing the shows but i am not very good at the follow up!

Cheers

Naomi

Posted by: nomimack | August 2, 2009

Very Busy Month

I can’t believe that it is now August. Where did July go. I was in Melb0urne for a week in July at the Quilt and Craft Show. It was such a great week. It was great to catch up with my Stampin’ Up! friends and fellow demonstrators as well as some of my customers. It was also great to meet new friends and I always love to chat to other exhibitors at the show. I thought I would post a quick message. I am heading out to watch one of the guys from work doing some Stand up comedy so I don’t have a lot of time.  I am moving out of my house at the end of the month and I will be moving back down to Melbourne in September. I will be very sad to leave my very big and organised craft room. I have put a deposit on an apartment in Melbourne but it is off the plan and wont be ready until October 2010. It has been a very busy month for me with lots of exciting new developments in my life.  Tomorrow when I have more time I will post some picture of our stand from the show. I also will be having a pre-loved stamp sale. Now that I am moving I need to down size so stamps will be the first to go!!! If you want more information about these great desks call my friend Karen from Arnolds Scrapbook & Craft Supplies. http://scrapbooking.arnolds.net.au

 

Love my desk!!!

Love my desk!!!

I love these draws!!!

I love these draws!!!

Desk for sale

Desk for sale

You can never had too many stamps???

You can never had too many stamps???

The mothership another  Kirby/Swan brillant Idea

The mothership another Kirby/Swan brilliant Idea

Fingers crossed I will be organised enough to post tomorrow.
Cheers

Naomi

Posted by: nomimack | July 9, 2009

On a blog roll!!!

Well as you know I love cooking cupcakes and making cupcake cards. I have already posted my all time favourite cupcake card from Convention. Some of the cupcakes are popped up for dimension and this is done with the Cupcake Stampin’ Around Wheel.
Some mroe cupcake's
Some of the girls from work wanted some wedding cards and this is one I came up with. I think it’s cute.
Wedding Card
My bestest friend is having a baby any day now. She is due tomorrow. Last weekend we spent a couple hours on Sunday whipping up her baby announcements. They turned  out great 20 cards plus a few extra non baby cards in 3 hours! That is super stamping. So now we are just waiting for the baby.
Peek-a-boo card

It is amazing! I worked all day long 12 hours and had the busiest day. I looked after a really sick baby today, kept me on my toes all day. The day went so quick. I should be heading to bed before another 12 hour day shift. But I really felt like posting more cards. So maybe I can turn into a good blogger???? It might just happen. I might run out of cards to post soon . This means Tuesday will be a whole day of stampin’. I can try out some of the mini catalogue products.

Cheers

Naomi

Posted by: nomimack | July 8, 2009

Pretty Inspirational

I am very sad to admit that I bought a Pretty’s kit at the start of last year’s catalogue. I have had the kit for over a year and I just couldn’t figure out what to do with the kit. My down line Julia Quinn couldn’t  believe that I hadn’t used any of the kit as she had already finished one kit. So I finally came up with few idea’s using the kit. I really struggled to come up with these cards but I think they turned out OK. I really like the one below, the background is embossed on the textured cardstock and I love this effect.

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Pretty's Kit Card 3Pretty's Kit 4

I have just had 4 days off and I was going to try and post everyday. Now I am back to work tomorrow and I only posted once! My photo’s actually uploaded very quickly today which is amazing. So instead of posting I actually got a very big job done yesterday. I finally cleaned and organised my craft room. I will take some photo’s of my craft room as this might only happen once in a blue moon!!!

Cheers

Naomi

Posted by: nomimack | July 3, 2009

Beary Fun!!!

This post is for my good friend Gail Kirby. We have been going to several craft shows with our Stampin’ Up! businesses over the past three years. At each show Gail always said ‘don’t leave me alone or I will spend money’. She ends up buying more stamps. I always say, ‘Gail will you use them, do you really need more stamps’???? I always end up buying bear making kits and never seem to every make any bears. So Gail will give me a hard time about buying all these bear kits and never making any bears. I think I was up to about 6 kits sitting in my sewing box! Finally, I have now made three bears (2bears and a duck). So this means I can buy more kits at the July Quilt and Craft Show! So I thought I would share my sewing skills and show off my duck and bear. These were for my neice and nephew and I was meant to make them when they were first born. I was very busy in April making bears and  birthday cakes for Shaemus’s 2nd birthday and Rhiannon’s 1st birthday. You see, I am not just a stamper. 
Duck and Bear

Duck and Bear

Shaemus's Bear

Shaemus's Bear

Rhiannon's Duck

Rhiannon's Duck

Shaemu's Birthday Cake

Shaemu's Birthday Cake

Big 2 year old!!!

Big 2 year old!!!Rhiannon's Cake

Eat Cake!!!
Eat Cake!!!

She really liked the Chocolate Cake a lot!!! Of course Aunty Nome got her the party dress!!!

I have been doing a lot of stamping and scrapbooking this past month. All I need to do is post some of my creations, that seems easier said then done.  So I am now on a few days off so I am going to try and post all my creations.
Happy Stampin’, Cake eating and Bear Making.
Naomi
Posted by: nomimack | May 3, 2009

Convention Awards Night

The best thing to happen on our second day of convention is I WON a door prize. I have been to four Stampin’ Up! Conventions and three regional seminars and I have never won a door prize before. So I was so excited to win something, even if it isn’t a stamp set high on my wish list it is a FREE stamp set. i-won-a-free-stamp-set1

It was so great to catch up with my good friend Jo Eades who signed up with Stampin’ Up! in the early days. We were so excited to catch up!

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Oh, yes my partner in crime Gail Kirby, fellow craft show manager and my first room mate at the Sydney convention. I had dinner the Friday night with Gail and her team the Gail Force Stampers.  Now there is something in their name, they really are a force to be reckoned with and insisted on walking me to the door step after dinner.

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Tiffany, Julia Quinn, Shellie the Guru and Me. I just have to comment on how wonderful Julia looked in her dress, she never usually wears dresses but given she won her first award at convention she really needed a good frock for the occasion and the cutest pair of shoes.

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Above is Amanda from Demonstrator support. I haven’t seen Amanda since our first convention in Sydney. It was so good to catch up with her!!!

Below is Julia in her fab dress getting her 20K sales award. Julia was my very first demonstrator who joined my team and I am so proud of her achievements over the last three years!!!

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Now talking about being proud, one of my other original team members Janine Rawlins also achieved some amazing things this  year!! A sales award, Leadership Award, The incentive trip and she was in a state of shock for being number 20  demonstrator of the year out of 1700 demonstrators in Australia! Great work Janine!!!

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I also have to say congratulations to Jenny, Maureen, Juliana and Simone who also won sales awards and Simone also won a recruiting award. I am so proud of our little group. Here is my little group. I told Aaron I think there should be an award for the best dressed group as my group would win it for sure, you know like a fashion’s on the field award!

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What a great week end and I am so lucky to have such great women in my Stampin’ Up! Team. We had such a fun time stamping and getting to know each other a little more!!!

Well I am really inspired to stamp stamp stamp oh and also have a couple of workshops if anyone wants one???

Cheers

Naomi

Posted by: nomimack | May 3, 2009

Stampin’Up! Convention Canberra 2009

Stampin’ Up! events are so much fun and half the fun is preparing to go to the event. This year I actually got time to put some of my idea’s into action. I usually have so many great idea’s but not always time to do them. I wanted to give all the girls in my team something special for coming to convention. I  made them there own convention note books with matching micro bead pen and a little purse full of goodies to help them enjoy convention. The little purse included some coffee mix, mints, tissues and chocolates. Tissues are a must as Shellie’s talks usually result in some tears. We had a team dinner the Thursday night. What was amazing is all 10 members of my team, who came to convention managed to get together for dinner,  as well as three husbands. It was so nice to meet some of my level 3 downline for the first time (Juliana, Maureen and Tracy). I had seen their names on my downline reports and even talked to some of them on the phone so it was so nice to finally meet them, and of course catch up with my team members who have become such great support and friends over the last three years.

This is Maureen’s gifts for convention. 

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This is Rebecca’s gifts and she was also my room mate for convention.

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Inside the note book.

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This is one of my swaps I made. It is a versa mark resist card. I made 24 cards in two hours! Super quick stamper.

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This is my favourite card, I just love it and it was my most popular swap.

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Thursday Night Team Dinner

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We are all ready for day one, with our  amazing convention bags which I LOVE.  My most favourite thing this year has been how nice the convention bag is.

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I haven’t taken photo’s of our make and takes from day one but I will do that tomorrow. They are super cute.  So day one we had some great seminars on Wise Investments (in your Stampin’ Up! business, not the stock  market). Spread the Word with the guest speaker was my good friend Kim Givarrha. We also went to the Lead the Way seminar which is designed for Uplines. To finish off the first day we had some mocktales at the managers reception. It was so nice to mingle with other demonstrators at the Managers Reception. I didn’t actually take any photo’s of that. I actually only took a few photo’s the whole convention, not like me I know!!! My room mate Rebecca was the photographer for convention so some of the photo’s are thanks to her!

More to come…………

Cheers

Naomi

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