Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Onstage Auckland + Go Wild Designer Paper

What a blast we had on Saturday at Onstage Auckland celebrating the upcoming release of the new Occasions and Sale-a-Bration catalogues! It was the first whole-day convention of its kind as we stamped and learned new things with demonstrators at many locations across the globe. Well, as much as time zone differences allowed!

I'd love to take someone new with me in April! Join our team and be part of the fun.

My lovely upline Heather (wearing 'Coastal Cabana') and the Stamping Crafters that could make it.
{Baby belly - 31 weeks!}

A significant moment for me was the honour of being selected for a second Artisan Design Team term!! From chatting with some of the new Artisans, I can already tell this is going to be a great year filled with lots of inspiration and talent. I can't wait to share more with you but for now thank you to all those who have been so kind in their congratulations. Your support is heartwarming.

Here are a few samples I put together for display at Onstage. There is a lot of versatility to be discovered in the Go Wild Designer Paper Stack! Seriously, it's a little undiscovered gem in the Annual Catalogue. Get some!

The main products for these projects are listed below.

Go Wild DSP + Big News Stamp Set Card ~ Susan Wong

Go Wild DSP + Big News Stamp Set Card2 ~ Susan Wong

Go Wild DSP + Silhouettes & Script Gift Box ~ Susan Wong

Tag a Bag with Go Wild DSP ~ Susan Wong

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop Treasure Hunt Winner - NZ!

Thank you to ALL our Artisan Treasure Hunt participants across the globe last week. It was so fun to see over 200 entries rolling in.

The winner for my area (New Zealand) is Melissa Saunders-Loder! CONGRATULATIONS!!

I will be emailing you soon to arrange shipping. These guys are all yours!!!

Want to see some of the other lucky winners and more inspiration along the way?
Hop across to Allison next.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Sparkly Seasons & Seasonal Frame Thinlits ~ Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop Finale

Boohoohooo.... it's the last blog hop of the Artisan 2014-15 team! What a great year+ it has been. These gals are actually incredible. Check out our farewell Treasure Hunt competition below...

This week we're going out in sparkly style with the Sparkly Seasons stamps and Seasonal Frame Thinlits dies. You can get them in a bundle for 15% off at NZD$92.50. I'm sure we're going to see lots of versatility with them this week.

Here's my notecard (again with the notecard size - just so convenient). I was planning my daughter's 5th and had ice cream on the brain when I noticed the snow for the dome also looks like sprinkles! FUN.

Sparkly Seasons Ice Cream Card (detail) ~ Susan Wong

I used the snow dome base stamp to create a bit of 'texture' on the cone. I stamped off first on scrap paper to give a lighter image.

Sparkly Seasons Ice Cream Card ~ Susan Wong

Hey hey, it's the Great Artisan Treasure Hunt! 
Be in to win when you collect all 12 clues! 

This week is our very last blog hop as the 2014-15 Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team. We've set up a global Treasure Hunt as a little thanks to you for following our adventures. 

Here's how to play:

1) Collect the names of 12 Stampin' Up! products by clicking through our blog hop this week.
2) Fill out the entry form below. 

Here's my clue: 2" Circle Punch

And these could be all yours if you're in my area! Get playin' New Zealand!

  • Cheer all Year photopolymer stamp set
  • Jolly Christmas clear mount stamp set
  • 20 sheets 6x6" Merry Moments Designer Paper
  • Cherry Cobbler Ribbon
  • Old Olive Thick Baker's Twine

Please note: One winner will be drawn per Artisan according to their geographical location. 

Entries close 9pm, Wednesday 4th November Eastern Time (US); (That's 2pm Thursday 5th November for us, Kiwis.) 
Winners will be contacted week beginning 9th November 2015. 
These prizes are a bit of love from us to you and are not sponsored by Stampin' Up!

Next on the hop is Teneale! Thanks for stopping by. Go find some more clues!

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Thursday, October 22, 2015

Jolly Christmas ~ Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

All I can think of when I see this stamp is the smooth sound of Michael Buble singing 'Have a Holly Jolly Christmas...'. Not going to complain about that!

I played around a lot with this Jolly Christmas stamp set. These fonts are loud and fun. Here's a notecard I came up with using Smoky Slate and Pool Party.

Jolly Christmas Card ~ Susan Wong

Jolly Christmas Card ~ Susan Wong

I can't wait to see what the other Artisans have come up with using this set! Love the deer.

This Artisan Team is almost at a close with just the last week in October to go. I hope you'll follow and continue to watch our blogs for more great inspiration. xo

Let's go see what my friend 'across the ditch' has made. Teneale, you're up!

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Thursday, October 15, 2015

Thankful Forest Friends ~ Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

The Facebook showcase this month is our last one as the 2014-15 Artisan Design Team. We have just a couple of blog hops left before we disband and then of course welcome the new Artisans. How amazing this year has been!! How happy I am to have gained so many wonderful friends near and far - including you - my readers. How fun it has been to fill your lives with Stampin' Up! inspiration each week. Before I get more soppy or overdramatic....

We're featuring the Thankful Forest Friends and Into the Woods suite this week! These little forest animals are seriously the cutest. With my project I challenged myself to think out the square and went for a Christmassy polar bear and completely different colour combo to the one so well put together in the catalogue. Without further ado, here's my creation. 

Thankful Forest Friends 'Beary' Christmas Card ~ Susan Wong

Thankful Forest Friends 'Beary' Christmas Card ~ Susan Wong

Now let's go see what Teneale has made! Can't wait to see...

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Thursday, October 8, 2015

Acorny Thank You ~ Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

Acorny Thank You was such an easy set to get going with this week - school holidays and all! It has the perfect balance of cute images and sentiments. Here's what I made...

'Nuts About You' seemed pretty baby appropriate to me so I made a 6x8" page first. Goodness me they grow up fast don't they?! He's fast approaching two.

Acorny Thank You "Nuts About You" 6x8" Page (detail) ~ Susan Wong

Acorny Thank You "Nuts About You" 6x8" Page ~ Susan Wong

And for the card makers out there here's a 3.5x5" notecard for you! Same design and literally took a few minutes to whip up. I stamped the acorns on watercolour paper and I like the soft look it gave.

Acorny Thank You "Nuts About You" Card ~ Susan Wong

Tip: I used a method I saw on Krista Frattin's blog for the splashes of Pumpkin Pie. Flick the brush end of your marker outwards from the inner rim of your lid. Tap out excess ink before replacing the lid. Easy peasy!

Next up is the amazing Teneale Williams!! Happy hopping everyone...

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Thursday, October 1, 2015

Project Life Seasonal Snapshot 2015 ~ Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

I might have gone to town on this great new Project Life card collection, Seasonal Snapshot 2015... But only because they've made it so easy for us! So much to share!

Hope you get inspired to try something new on our Artisan Blog Hop this week. As always, thanks for stopping by. 

{Psst - As a busy Mum of three (and a half??) I'm feeling pretty amazing after managing to sort though, print and pocket all of my 2013 photos. I really am sold on Project Life!! Are you?}

Seasonal Snapshot 2015 Card 1 ~ Susan Wong

Seasonal Snapshot 2015 Card 2 ~ Susan Wong

Seasonal Snapshot 2015 December page ~ Susan Wong

Seasonal Snapshot 2015 Soap Box Derby Page ~ Susan Wong

Seasonal Snapshot 2015 3rd Birthday Page ~ Susan Wong

Let's go see what Teneale has created!!

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Project Life Seasonal Snapshot 2015
Inks: Watermelon Wonder, Project Life Journaling Pens
Papers: Seasonal Snapshot 2015 Card Collection, Everyday Chic Designer Series Paper, Pool Party, Gold Glimmer Paper, Watermelon Wonder, Notecards and Envelopes
Accessories: Seasonal Snapshot 2015 Accessory Pack, Project Life Photo Pocket Pages (12x12 Variety Pack 1), Gold Metallic Thread, Basic Black Baker's Twine, 1 3/4 Circle Punch, Confetti Hearts Border Punch, Medium Star Punch