Marvellous May

As we hit the final stages of April, I’m excited for all that May holds.  Lucky for me it’s my birthday month – so I don’t have to feel guilty about all the presents I’m going to buy myself.

Top of my list is the Everything is Rosy Product Medley.  This exclusive release is only available during May 2019 – and only as a product bundle.

Available to order from 1st May 2019.  In Australia, the product code is 150059 and will be $139 (plus shipping).  This link will work in my online store from 1st May – click here to order. Use the host code: 63PH63XY to receive a birthday gift from me to you!

I’d suggest ordering earlier in the month.  Supplies of this gorgeous suite are limited and only available while stocks last.  With rose gold being so trendy right now, I know lots of my customers and demonstrator friends are going to want to own this exclusive set of products.

The list of inclusions in this product medley is amazing!  I’d buy it just for that DSP & foil sheets – hello rose gold!!!

The Everything Is Rosy Product Medley includes these exclusive products:

  • Everything Is Rosy Photopolymer Stamp Set—18 stamps; suggested blocks: a, b, c,
  • Everything Is Rosy Dies—10 dies; largest die 2-7/8″ x 1″ (7.3 x 2.5 cm)
  • 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 CM) Designer Series Paper Stack—48 sheets; 8 each of 6 double-sided designs
  • 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 CM) rose gold foil paper—8 sheets
  • Printed die cuts—2 sheets
  • Rose gold die cuts—4 sheets; 2 each of 2 designs
  • Rose gold adhesive backed mirror embellishments—60 embellishments; 1/4″ (6.4 mm)
  • Melon Mambo 1/4″ (6.4 mm) Ruched Ribbon—10 yards (9.1 m)
  • Night of Navy/Rose Gold 3/8″ (1 cm) Metallic –Edge Ribbon—10 yards (9.1 m)
  • Rose Gold Shimmer Paint—1/2 oz. (15 ml)

Here’s a close up of the stamp set artwork…

See the suite in this video…

I just can’t wait!!

Here’s some sample projects made by the Stampin’ Up! staff with the suite –


The next thing on my birthday list is a present directly from Shelli Gardner – the co-founder of Stampin’ Up!  She’s made a So Shelli Paper Pumpkin Kit that will be available across the globe!  And it gets released O N   M Y   B I R T H D A Y !  That means I HAVE to have it – yes?!

Paper Pumpkin is usually only available in North American and some parts of Canada, but this kit is so special, they’re letting us get in on the action too!

This kit will be $37 in the Australian online store and is available from 15th May 2019 while stocks last.  Product code: 152032.

From 15th May, this link will connect you to the product in my online store – click here.  Or, register your interest in this kit with me and I’ll order it for you on 15th May so you don’t miss out.

Here’s a video showing you the sneak peek of the kit contents…


And finally, the third thing that makes me excited in May is the 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue pre-order!

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As a demonstrator, I get a head start on ordering from the new catalogue!!!  You can too by joining my Paper Adventures team.  Preorder items can be added to your Starter Kit, so from 2nd May, purchase the starter kit for $169 and fill it with $235 of new catalogue preorder items.  You’ll receive free shipping on your Starter Kit – and a discount on any further orders with a 20% discount until at least October 2019.  Work your way through your wishlist with demonstrator perks.

Click here to read more &/or join Stampin’ Up!

Part of my preorder will also be a stock of the new catalogue.  I’ll be delivering these to anyone who has placed an order with me in the past 6 months.  If you haven’t ordered through me previously and don’t have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I’d love to send you a copy of the catalogue to spark your creativity & passion.  This catalogue is amazing – you’ll want a copy!

Facebook or email me with your address and I’ll make sure to get one in your hands as soon as they arrive with me.


So you can see what a marvellous May it’s going to be!!!

If you’d like to have me at your house for a workshop with your family & friends, please get in touch.  I’m available to show you my preorder items, retiring products and carryover items.  Alternatively, you may like to attend a class at my house in Dalyellup (Bunbury).  I have a class this coming Monday – 29th April 2019.  The next class is Monday 20th May 2019.

You can contact me via Facebook (click here) or email (click here).

It’s going to be a great month – celebrate with me and buy yourself a little something.  Click here to browse the online store.

All orders placed during May will receive a little something extra from me.  You all know how much I love giving gifts!

Happy birthday to me!!

 

OnStage 2017 – November in Melbourne

You’ve been warned… this post is long with lots of photos! (feel free just to look at the photos or skip on by the whole thing!)

The blackout period for OnStage news ended this morning, which means it’s time to share the event highlights (for me) with you.

Many thanks to Siobhan Fitzsimmons who unreservedly shared her photos with me, so I actually have some to show you!  I am terrible at remembering to take photos!!!  So, with her complete permission, what you see below (all with my watermark) are a mix of my iphone photos and Siobhan’s professional photos.  You’ll be able to tell the difference!!!

OnStage 2017 | kelly kent

My trip to Melbourne started at 7.30pm on Thursday night – Mum and I travelled to Perth airport (about a 2 hr drive) and checked in for our flight to Melbourne.

This is us leaving Bunbury (you can see the excitement all over our faces!)

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I was super productive during the wait for our flight and was able to get some blogging done so I had some posts to share with you while I was at the event having fun.  I hope you enjoyed seeing my team presents & OnStage swaps.  If you missed these posts, you can find the team presents here & swaps here.


By Friday, all 7 of the Paper Adventure Teamies attending the event had landed in Melbourne (albeit some a little more sleep deprived than others) so we set aside Friday as a team activity day.  We had a sensational brunch at the Grain Store in the Melbourne CBD, explored the markets and checked out the DFO.

This is us at brunch..

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Around the table: Kristel, Sheila, me, Mandy, Siobhan, Amy & Anne.

Friday night was a team dinner for the rest of the team and the pleasure of a CentreStage leadership dinner for me. One of the privileges of my Silver Elite title is dinner and training on the night before the OnStage event.

Here I am all glammed up on my way out.  I actually didn’t take any photos at the event – too busy having a good time!

OnStage 2017 | kelly kent

The CentreStage dinner was amazing – great company, lovely food, training that was just spot-on for my needs and some extra special gifts to take home with us including the new catalogue!

So while my roomies wondered what was in the new catalogue, I was already flicking through with lots of oooo-ing and ahhhh-ing over the wonderful items on every page.  Eventually I had to put the catalogue down and get some sleep because we had an early start the next day!


Saturday saw the 7 of us walk on over to the OnStage event at Melbourne Park (the tennis centre!)..  I felt so blessed to share the experience with such a fun, talented and awesome group of ladies!

We got a little excited about going as a team, so we had team shirts (designed by me) and team earrings (created by Kristel).

6 of my Paper Adventures team made the trip with me – I felt so blessed to share the experience with them!

We got a little excited about going as a team, so we had team shirts (designed by me) and team earrings (created by Kristel).

Here we are at the OnStage photo booth…

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L-R: Sheila, Siobhan, me, Kristel, Mandy, Anne & Amy

And of course we all took the drink bottles I designed as team gifts.  You’ll notice they coordinate with the t-shirts – every good stamper loves their coordinating range!

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The day was filled with new products, old and new friends and all the fun of a wonderful Stampin’ Up! event.  You really can’t appreciate how special these days are unless you attend one.

Here are some action shots…

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Those radiant smiles you see in all the photos are 100% natural – it’s such a buzz being at a Stampin’ Up! event.

Amongst the day’s activities, we saw the amazing achievements of demonstrators at the end.  Several of my team got recognised for Quick Start (way to go Sheila & Mandy) and promotion to Bronze Elite (big congrats Siobhan, Sheila & Mandy!).

I got recognised for sales, leadership & recruitment, which I found out this morning, all added up to being the #28 demonstrator in Australia for the 2016-2017 Stampin’ Up! year.  Thanks for all the support!!!

OnStage 2017 | kelly kent

I also got to walk across the stage to recognise my 5 years with Stampin’ Up! and achieving 100,000 Flex Points for the year (earned through sales, recruiting, leadership and other promotions).

My stage walk was fun and got me a snuggle with the gorgeous Bonnie from the US office!

OnStage 2017 | kelly kent


Across the day we got to hear about & see the new products being released in the Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogues, we got to take some new products home and we got to stamp 4 projects with the new catalogue items.

Here’s a look at my ‘stash’ by the end of the event…

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Stampin’ Up! is celebrating 30 years of business next year, so they spoiled us with some exclusive merchandise – a cute little shopping bag and a 30 year pin.

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Our bag (the orange on the bottom layer) contained a stamp set, notebook, pens and mug at check in.  And then I filled it with more stamps through the day from Prize Patrol, an all-attendee giveaway and a stamp set from the tools we used for our stamping projects.

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Did I mention we stamped???

Four awesome projects, all with new items that you’ll be able to purchase from 3rd January 2018  (or 1st Dec 2017 if you’d like to join our Paper Adventures team).

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This is the Bubble Over Collection – super cute for all ages…

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The Sweet Soiree Collection – these colours just make my heart sing!

How cute are the boxes and that DSP – oh-my!!!

Sweet Soiree | kelly kent

Petal Passion Collection – it’s all black & white, but you can add pops of colour (like in this card) to transform it to all kinds of occasions and styles…

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And finally the cute little tags are from the Tutti-Frutti collection. You know those times when you see something in the catalogue and think you don’t really need it, but then you stamp with it and before you know it, it’s on your order…. well, that happened to me with these cute little fruits!  #sorrynotsorry #itwasthepineapples

Tutti Frutti | kelly kent

Saturday finished for us with a dinner shared with a group of amazing designers from the Just Add Ink / Colour INKspiration / CASEing the Catty design teams.  We hit up Chinatown for a banquet dinner complete with deep fried banana & ice cream – yum!!!


Sunday saw the end of the stamping and a day to sleep in, explore Melbourne, catch up with one of my friends from uni (who now lives in Melbourne) and see a show.  I could have easily stayed the rest of the week in Melbourne – my exploration was really only the tip of the iceberg.

Melbourne really turned on the weather for us – it was sensational!

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I totally fell in love with the culture, vibe and energy of the Melbourne CBD.


Monday saw the trip back to Western Australia.  There wasn’t any blogging on the way back, just a special Stampin’ Up! order to place of all my new catalogue favourites.  I’m looking forward to sharing some sneak peeks with you over the coming months.

I had two very happy little Miss Papercrafts greet me when I got home.

Maddie helped me model my new Stampin’ Up! t-shirt – a beautiful gift from CentreStage…

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And then I lost them to the presents I brought back from Melbourne.

A new book collection for our bookworm…

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And a game for the family to play….

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Mr Papercraft was too busy eating Haigh’s chocolate to pose for a photo!

It’s lovely to be back at home, but Melbourne was a memorable experience that I’m so grateful for.

I’m already planning for the next event in November, because guess what???  We’re going to Perth!!!

The OnStage Live event is in Orlando and the three South Pacific local (one day) events are Perth, Sydney and Auckland.

Anyone who is a demonstrator with Stampin’ Up! at he time of the event can go!

Join my Paper Adventures team between now and January and you’ll be able to register for the event.  Need more info?  Click here to see my joining page or contact me to chat through the details.

Being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator is truly amazing – what a great family to be part of and great ‘paper adventures’ to be had.

Thank you to my family in Bunbury for making it possible for me to go east to feed my own passion, my teamies who joined me on the adventure, all of my team for supporting me, the Stampin’ Up! staff for putting on such a great event, the demos who took part by setting/packing up, creating samples or doing a presentation and the wonderful group of demonstrators I spent the day with.

See you in April, when we do it all again!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

 

 

Get Ready for the Stamparatus!!!

We are currently in radio silence mode with all things new catalogue… but I have permission to share with you an exciting new product that will be available in 2018.

It’s a stamp positioning tool called the Stamparatus!

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They’ll be $85 (Australian pricing) and are available for ordering from 17th November, with delivery from 1st Feb 2018 (first pre-order window).

The features of this tool are unlike any stamp positioning tool you’ve ever seen – they are amazing!!

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This is oh-so-exciting.  It’s been developed by demonstrators to suit the needs of crafters!

Watch Carrie in this video tell us more about the amazing features of the Stamparatus…

There’s 3 opportunities to reserve your own Stamparatus…

Stamparatus Pre-Order Dates

Reservations will be available on the dates above (from 5am Perth time on 17th Nov, 6th Dec and 16th Jan).  These reservation windows will allow Stampin’ Up! to accurately predict how much stock they need to order from the supplier and limit disappointment when new and exciting products go on backorder!

During these dates you can reverse your Stamparatus by clicking here.

You must already have an online Stampin’ Up! account (the one you use for shopping in the online store) and a credit card for the purchase.  The funds will only be taken from your card once shipping begins.

Once your Stamparatus becomes available, you can take advantage of any promotions running at the same time (like Sale-A-Bration!).

I’ve answered most of the questions I think you’ll ask above, but you can read the full FAQ questions document by clicking here.

The Stamparatus Reservation Tutorial can be downloaded here.

Please let me know if you have any questions!

There is no doubt over the coming months that everyone is going to be talking about the Stamparatus and you’re going to want to get your hands on one!

If you’re even a little bit curious, make sure you get a reservation.  You can always cancel your reservation if you change your mind.

Don’t you just love new toys that make stamping even easier???  I know I do!

How many sleeps til 1st Feb???

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com