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Vicky-Lee Mueller: New Zealand Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator

Good Things Come to Those Who Wait!!!

Oh My Gosh!!

This week has been full of ups and downs.

Having started another week still looking for a new job, the week got worse with the earthquake in Christchurch on Tuesday, Wednesday had me receiving yet another “Sorry, you have been unsuccessful” letter from one of the latest job applications I have sent out, to having a very productive preping session with my partner for the Auckland Extravaganza, and Friday going again to WINZ having to explain AGAIN why I resigned from my job and them telling me it may be 13 weeks before they would give me any money. 

So I was so excited when I thought I better catch up with the latest on The Stampin Up Only Challenge Website and found that my entry (which was my first ever entry into any challenge) had won THIRD PLACE.

Yahoooo I just had to brag a bit and jumped on the phone and told my mum.

This definitly gives me a big boost, that I got in the Top 3 with my first ever entry.

Ok Now that I’ve had my Brag here I will thank everyone who has been following my blog and will have some more creations to share very soon.

Remember Auckland Extravaganza is on in Two Weeks so email me to book your place for some most excellent projects.


February 25, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | 3 Comments

A Quick and Easy way to colour Ribbon.

Now many of you would know that you can colour your Whisper White Ribbon with our fabulous Stampin’ Up Markers.

But if you have alot of ribbon to dye then this will take forever, trust me I know!

During the process of making my SU only Challenge Entry and my In Colour Swaps found that I had 24 pieces of ribbon to dye and doing with my marker was going to make to take me forever.

So I sat and pondered and figured out that I could use my brayer on top of my ink pad.  By rolling the ribbon onto the ink pad with my brayer I could dye my ribbon much faster.

So I’m sharing my tip with you today.

I will try to share more ideas as I find them or think of myself.

Happy Crafting.

February 24, 2011 Posted by | Cards, Creations | Leave a comment

Free Gift When you Bring a Friend to Extravaganza.

If you bring a friend along to the Auckland Extravaganza you will get a free gift.

12th March 2011.

1-5 pm.

$45 – all Materials to make 5 great projects teaching different techniques, using new products and ending with a great creation for you to take home to recreate, share or just keep for your own collection.  Plus a $10 off voucher to go on any orders $50 or more.

Afternoon Tea provided and coffee, Tea and Hot Chocolate.

Email me you name and your friends to reserve your seats

February 24, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

SUO Challenge 12 – Get Stampin’ with Stampin’ Around.

Ok my first Challenge.

I thought that this year I would try out some of the Challenges on line.

And because I have been a very good girl and keep my spending on Non-SU products almost non exsistant, I thought starting with Stampin’ Up Only Challenges.

This weeks challenge was – Get Stamin’ with Stamin’ Around wheels, So I chose my favourite Very Vintage Wheel.

My inspiration was from Robin Merriman.

I used Concord Crush and Whisper White Cardstock, Whisper White 5/8″ Organza Ribbon Dyed Concord Crush, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing folder, Very Vintage Wheel and our Basic Pearls.

I love it and hope you all do too.

February 21, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | 7 Comments

Auckland Extravaganza 12th March.

Hello Everyone,

Its here the first Big Event for the year.  And it’s a must attend event. So mark the date in your calendar, come along,  make new friends and some great projects.

12th March 2011.

1-5 pm.

$45 – all Materials to make 5 great projects teaching different techniques, using new products and ending with a great creation for you to take home to recreate, share or just keep for your own collection.

Afternoon Tea provided and coffee, Tea and Hot Chocolate.

Places are limited so book now email –

Want to see you there.

February 14, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Stamp Camp 2011.


Last Weekend was Awesome.

I had the pleasure of spending 2 days amongest some very creative, caring, sharing and fun ladies in The Creative Inkers Team.

We all decended onto the Keswich Christian Camp and spent time chatting, laughing, creating, and of course STAMPING.

It was great to see people I only know by name to put a face to them, and to catch up with people I havent seen since before Christmas.

Here is my project that I demoed.  I have wanted to do a Tri Shutter Mini Album for ages so I put up my hand to do it at Stamp Camp not realising just what I was getting myself into.   As the ladies who attended know it was very full on, I was very very ambitious but I pulled it off and everyone loved it.

I used the Fox and Friends, Avairy, and Funky Four Stamp Sets, Daffodill Delight, Marina Mist and Elegent Eggplant Cardstock, DSP and Ribbon.

I also need to credit Gretchen Barrow for the instructions for the gorgous butterfly punchart on the front of the Albums.

Tri Shutter Albums Open, showing Inserts.Showing Stamping on Inserts.

Rachael was just as ambitions as me and taught us how to make this gorgous stationery set.  She used two of the Sale-a-bration Sets Happy for You and Sweet Summer – Remember you can earn these stamp sets for free see Hands Up who wants FREE STAMP SETS.

Sweet Summer and Happy for You Sale-a-Bration Sets.

Here is the projects that our lovely team leader Jacque demoed for us.  Using the Presto papers (I have had a pack of these since November wondering what to do with them) and the Easter Blossoms Stamp Set from the current Summer Mini Catalogue.

Presto Papers and Easter Blossoms.

I haven’t finished my Scrapbooking Layout that the talented Delys taught us, I need to get the photos to go on it but I will finish it soon.
Delys used the Presto Papers too so I came away with at least two ways of using those papers.
Last but not least the wonderful Paula showed us how to do a gable box out of one A4 sheet of cardstock with only two little bits of left overs.
She used the Sentimental Journey Stamp Set also in the current Summer Mini Catalogue.
So as you can see we had an absolutely Fabulous Time.
If you are interested in any of the products demoed here email me to put in an order –

February 9, 2011 Posted by | 3D Projects, Cards, Creations, Events, Masculine Projects, New Products, Promotions | , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Hands Up who wants FREE STAMP SETS!!

Dates: 25 January – 31 March 2011

Promotion details: Our biggest sales event of the year—Sale-A-Bration—is here! This year we’ve got four great Sale-A-Bration sets for you and your customers to choose from:

So Happy for You
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Punch Bunch

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Sweet Summer
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There are three ways for your customers to earn free stamp sets:

  • Spend. For every $120 a customer spends (net sales before tax and shipping), she can choose one Sale-A-Bration set.
  • Host. For every $700 in workshop sales (product sales before tax and shipping), a hostess can choose an exclusive Sale-A-Bration set. This is in addition to the already fabulous hostess rewards!
  • Join. New recruits can choose any stamp set from the 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalogue (valued up to $95.95) when they become a demonstrator during Sale-A-Bration.


This is a must to earn these great FREE stamps sets, so get on the phone or email me to put in your order NOW!!

February 3, 2011 Posted by | New Products, Promotions | Leave a comment

New Year, New Ideas

I’ve been having fun creating some lovely projects, some will be available for sale soon.

But until then here are pictures.

The first three pictures are a box with cards, and an individual card, using the All a Flutter Stamp, En Francais Background stamp and sponging technique.

The next pictures use the Just Believe Stamp Set that I really do love.

The second to last picture includes the Greenhouse Gala DSP.

And the last photo use the Razzle Dazzle stamp set that I’m beinging to like alot.

Enjoy the view and I will be back soon, hopefully with a sale button added.

Take care.

Love Vicky-Lee.

February 1, 2011 Posted by | 3D Projects, Cards, Creations | , , , , , | Leave a comment