Friday, 19 April 2013

starter kit- to sell or not to sell?

Good morning everyone!!
just a quick blog update today on Stampin up! s awesome special for those that are thinking of getting the starter kit- normally for 169$ for YOUR CHOICE of anything in the annual catalog up to the value of 235$ that's pretty good huh?
WELL- at the moment (until the 30th of may), for the same price, 169$ you get YOUR CHOICE of 295$ of STAMPIN UP gear!!! awesome awesome deal.

But, I hear some of you say, I don't want to sell stuff.... Well that's fine! you are under NO OBLIGATION to sell even one thing! you  can let your demonstrator title slide completely, or just keep up the minimum 400$ (300$ with 20% off) per quarter to keep your 20% discount going. Totally up to you! no questions asked!

If you are thinking... well actually id love to make a little money out of this to PAY for my craft needs (or provide a little income (or large income)... well let me tell you, it IS POSSIBLE! and if you decide to join, you would be in the (I believe .) BEST TEAM IN AUSTRALIA to do so!! all up the team is about 60 (it almost grows daily, lol) and I can give you help you need to be able to make your stampin up dream a reality. my up-line is teaching me, and I will pass this knowledge on to you- and its easy!

You may be wondering why I joined?
Well- that's a story that started a long time ago- I got introduced to stampin up many, many years ago, (I've been paper-crafting for 10 years) and I saw the quality of the stampin up product way back then, and even then I thought, I could sell this stuff.... but I didn't do anything about it, having had been a demonstrator for another company years ago and having been burned... totally another story!!
well.. time passes and we move states (Tasmania-not many quality craft stores in Launceston!!) and I didn't come into contact with another demo for a very long time, until I was google-ing craft products one day, and stumbled upon a last name I knew- a friend got married and his wife had become a stampin up demonstrator- I contacted her to get a catalog   and that was it. I LOVED stampin up gear again.... but the time STILL wasn't right. My Brother in law was diagnosed with cancer. we were engulfed in a really terrible time. I emailed Kylie a few times during this ordeal, but I wasn't up to doing anything to be quite honest. all else took a back seat. of course, I still used my gear, its therapeutic - in fact it helped a lot! it took me out of my world of worry for my family, (briefly) into a world of colors, ribbons and glitter... but I had absolutely  no thought of pursuing work.
In March this year my wonderful brother in law passed away....... It was  highly highly traumatic. Also during this same month my wonderful husbands work pretty much dried up- (hes a tiler and runs Gecko tiling ) so we were in a bit of a pickle.
 After the funeral  I happened to get a Stampin up Newsletter from Kylie. I hadn't spoken to her in a long while so, I texted her that I was sorry I hadn't contacted her, and told her what had happened- she rang me and we had an hour long conversation- she was great! she told me about her experience with Stampin up, how she had gone from a new demonstrator to one of the leading ones in Australia in 4 years, qualifying to go on stampin ups grand holiday to america this year!!  and how this was possible for me too- and told me how she did it- I was amazed, and flabbergasted. I believe ANYONE can do this! I'm very new in my journey with Stampin up, but I am on my way-  and I promise to show you how too if you join our team!

so, if you have any other questions DON'T HESITATE to contact me via email- or check out the tab above "starter Kit" it has a FAQ answered on that page. I hope to hear from you soon!!-

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Do YOU want to win?

The subject line may be a little intriguing- ill explain in a moment!!

Well Good morning guys- busy busy busy today!! I hope you are well and are getting the opportunity to create this week!!
I've got a few pics to to show you today-
We had our workshop last week- (sorry about the delay in posting these guys!!) it was SO much fun, embossing was the topic and everyone did a magic job!

We did a combination of dry embossing (using the big shot, and embossing folders) and wet embossing- using embossing powders and a heat gun.
Here are some pics!
Jo Bradys card- such a great use of colour! 

lucy hard at work!

Naomi is focused! 

Naomis card- lovely! The embossing looked fantastic!!

Lyn Chapmans card- wouldnt you love to get this if you were feeling unwell??? fantastic job!

Lucys card- awesome isnt it?

Awesome huh? Didnt the girls do a brilliant job!!- and some of them are very new to papercrafting- but you wouldnt know it to look at their creations!

 If you would like to join in the fun our next workshop is-
Topic- punch art
Date- monday the 6th of may
Time- 6.30 pm
Cost- 10$
RSVP- 3rd of may please! (I've got to cut and prepare the card stock and I need to know how much to prepare....Of course last min newcomers are always welcome- just please text or ring me, so I can grab a bit extra gear!)

I've done a few extra projects that I'd like to share- what do you think of these? The orange one is my favourite- and so so easy!!-

They all use stampin up card stock- (of course)
The up in the air card uses stamps from the up up and away set ( beautiful, although I don't think I've hit my peak with this stamp set- I have so many ideas!!!) su designer series paper, and su buttons

The orange embossed card uses a stamp from the elements if style stamp set, the petite sentiment stamp (? Might have got the name wrong!) and punch set (some of you got these free at my last workshop- aren't they great? AND so easy to use!!) the little hearts are from the owl builder punch set. I love the shape of this heart, I use it a lot! Also it has the colour coordinated SU ribbon

Probebly the easiest card is my thanks a million card, it uses a big shot sizzix embossing folder for the embossed card stock at the back. Then, a few circles cut out of some patterned paper, with the sizzix circles2# die ( and a su punch) . Thanks a million was stamped and embossed with gold embossing powder. Backed on to silver card stock, and mounted with dimensionals  Easy! Great masculine card, and EASY!! Hope they inspire you too!!

Ok, the last little reminder, because I have lots of stampin up news and specials to pass on, I'd love a few more emails to send out my newsletter to... And my competition is nearing to a close..... So please, sign up to my mailing list (top right hand corner of the blog page) and be in the draw to win my stampin up card making kit!!
just sign up to be on Tailored to you crafts mailing list!!  (the link isnt active in the bottom picture- go to the top right of my blog and click on the "Join our mailing list" button)
 thats it!!

Anyway, have a great week and weave some creativity in every day....... :-)

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Hi my creative friends!! I have some big news!! stampin up has an amazing offer on at the moment for anyone who has ever thought of hosting a cardaking workshop!!
Normally- if you host a workshop you have the potential of getting some pretty awesome bonuses- 300$ workshop- 50$ Free products from the stampin up catolog (anything!!)
-400$ workshop- 60$ Free products -600$ workshop- 100$ free products AND a bonus item at 50% off!! pretty cool huh!

Well- from the 15th of april until the 30th of may, their are EXTRA reasons to host a workshop- 60 of them!!

A 400$ workshop now gets you 120$ FREE PRODUCT - think of all that you could get for 120$!

A 600$ workshop now gets you 160$ FREE PRODUCT!!!!!!!!!! (wow! a big shot FOR FREE!) PLUS  you still get another product at 50% off!!

And fantastic news-  the average workshop (8people) makes 600$ so that bigshot is yours my friends!! 
not only do you get awesome products- but have a great time doing it- WHATS STOPPING YOU!! phone me to make a booking now- get in quick because booking availablilty is limited!! 

but the good news doesn't stop there! do you enjoy card making? have you ever wondered how you  can get stampin up products cheaper? would you love to earn some $$ doing what you love? well- now is the time to get a starter kit (even if you just do it for the goodies- ABSOLUTELY NO OBLIGATION TO HOST WORKSHOPS!!!) because you get an extra 60$ to spend in your kit! so for 169$ you get 295$ worth of gear (normally 235$) !! go to the above tab to look at FAQ on joining for fun and/or profit, or better yet, ask me personally (0424412380) on why i joined.

I LOVE paper craft and LOVE to teach people how to make their own creations. i LOVE getting things at a better price! and I LOVE to help others so the same- so call me now!

Friday, 12 April 2013

punch art!

hi everyone!! hope you are having a great day!
Today Im announcing the next card making workshop date- May 6th, 6.30pm. cost 10$ (cuppa included, lol) if you are interested, please contact to reserve a seat!
The work shop will be based on punch art- using punches to create figures to use as embellishments on cards-like these:
I found this on the "stamp with heather" blog

this one was from "carrollann's corner" blog

..... and this was my own creation......

These give you an idea what you can do with punches. easily and quickly.
 Some punches come purpose built to be used as a set- like the stampin up cupcake builder, stampin up bird builder or the owl builder punches. It automatically "builds" a specific embellishment  for you- but if you are creative, you can also use the pieces together or  to build other  things or animals...... (like, using the bird wing as individual leaves or petals/ the cupcake topper as clouds/the owl body as a little dress or overalls on a welcome baby card..... and there are many more)

what do you think YOU could build with them??? love to hear your comments!!

Thursday, 11 April 2013

News letters!

hi to all out there in blogger land! 
today is just beautiful here in Tasmania! sunny and cool... loving the longer than normal warm period!!!!

I m about to send out this months news letter, but id like to gather some new email addresses- so I am posting my first competition!! the prize is - 
this card making kit! it has enough gear to make at least 4 cards- and it has samples from the subtles stampin up color collection. (both plain and patterned card/papers) in addition to the card and paper stock it has 2 mtrs of ribbon, card cut ribbon borders,6 glitter paper snowflakes, 2 little buckles, and 2 heart shaped brads, and a pack of diamonte's. 
to be eligble to enter all you have to do is sign up for my newsletter (top right hand corner of the blog) if you send this on to someone who might be interested, and they sign up too, you get 2 entrys (just let me know in the comment box below who you posted this to, and if they signed up.... another entry!! more recomentations= more entries!!)

I hope you are all having a great day- newsletter with stampin up news to come!!

Just a note!

Hello everyone!
I'm just posting a little note on my blog- it seems that a lovely lady has bought through my blog- but the sale hasn't gone through to my stampin up web site.
If you would like to browse the catolog- feel free- write down any items ( and their number ) on a slip of paper, But if whilst browsing you would like to buy- either return to the blog and click on the "order stampin up" button -you will be directly taken to the shop site of the web site, and it will say at the top line you are shopping with Petra Tailor.

Alternatively- you can google "tailoredcraftiness" ( one word, and it doesn't seem to be found by safari/yahoo?!?) and you will be taken to my web site- at the top it will say that it is my site, and then just click "shop now"

If you buy directly through the catolog, you won't get discounts available to those that buy through demonstrators- which, means of course you can't get all on your wish lists- And we all love to save a little for that!

I hope this helps!!

Monday, 8 April 2013

Fridays cards....

Sorry I'm posting this late, I was sooo busy in the garden this week end- (pics are coming...) the weather was superb,
Soooo I've done a few cards for everyone- I hope you like!
Any comments or suggestions? I'd love to hear from you!

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

card 2#

Good morning all! phew, this morning has been a massive rush- my stamin up orders for my workshop 2 weeks ago all arrived, ill be packaging them up and getting them out to you all asap! Sorry about the wait everyone-I'm guessing that the depo was inundated with a massive end of sale rush of orders!!!

This mornings card was a delight- easy peasy!!
what do you think?
it was made with- stamin up card stock (brights collection) (pg 153)
                            blossom punch (pg 185)
                            bigshot (pg186)
                            bigshot adorning accents folders (pg 188)
                            bigshot adorning accents edglits (pg 190)
                            brights designer buttons (pg 176)
                            stamp sets:- elements of style stamp set (pg 113)
                                            -dots at top- bordering on romance (pg 120)
                            ink: brights collection, richrazzelberry,(pg 153)
click if you wish to purchase any of these  products!


Tuesday, 2 April 2013

new stamp set!

OH! i forgot!! there is a new stamp set from stampin up! that i MUST share with you! I love it because its so versatile- its called the sent with love stamp set.
 Here it is! If you like the look of anything, and you would like to purchase the sets- just click on any of the pics- it will take you straight to my stampin up web site- You can purchase the stamp set the paper and bakers twine  individually or buy as a set and save$$$
 happy creating!!
the stamp set itself

corresponding patterned paper.....
isnt it just beautiful?
To buy any of the stunning bundles available click the above button and it will take you to my store, and directly to the sent with love sets page!
card ideas!

Hello to the neighborhood!

Hello!! today is so beautiful here in Evandale- Autumn is one of my fave months- cool, (not too cold yet...) and an abundance in the vegie patch! i have peas, lettuce, broccoli growing, I'm still harvesting the last of my tomatoes, pumpkin vines are drying off- soon we will be harvesting them.... and STILL getting strawbs by the punnet load! yay!

We have a beautiful new cafe in our local Evandale area, called the heavenly cafe- its beautifully located, beautifully decorated, and stocked with all sorts of yummy goodies- (ill try and get a pic of it tomorrow..... and you will see why i went for the pink and black theme....) if you are in the area, visit it- you wont regret it! I had a yummo triple choc cheesecake there.....mmmmmmmmmmmmm!
anyway I digress...I had a nice chat to the owners, and I decided to make a card to welcome them to the area- here it is: what do you think?
I'm not entirely happy with my watermark (little signature on the bottom) but ill work at it some more.....
love to hear your comments!
So this week I'm going to keep up the 5 cards in 5 days again- it was a nice little outlet last week. why dont you give it a crack too? (that means you Paris!!)
have a great day!
pet x