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I look forward to sharing my love of stamping with you and inspiring your creativity. Kristine

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In May we welcomed the new 2024-2025 Annual Catalogue, which includes five new, on-trend colours to add to the Stampin' Up! colour palette.  I have shared two already: Petunia Pop and Peach Pie.  So, let me share with you my insights into a third 2024-2026 In Color... PRETTY IN PINK.

This month we welcomed the new 2024-2025 Annual Catalogue and, with it, five beautiful new colours.  These five contemporary colours will be around for two years and add a modern twist to our colour collections.  We have already seen the fabulous Petunia Pop in a past post, so here I will share my thoughts on another of the 2024-2026 In Colors... PEACH PIE.

  • 10-14 June, 17 June: Workshops (Hamilton)
  • 18 June: Workshop (Cambridge)
  • 19 June: Workshop (Te Awamutu)
  • 8-12 July, 15 July: Workshops (Hamilton)
  • 16 July: Workshop (Cambridge)
  • 17 July: Workshop (Te Awamutu)
  • 28 July: Hamilton Extravaganza
  • 5 October: World Card Making Day
  • 12-13 October: FYI Craft Show (Karapiro)
  • 3 November: Hamilton Christmas Extravaganza

The new 2024-2025 Annual Catalogue introduces us to five fresh, on-trend colours, which are now part of our Stampin' Up! palette.  In this post and the next four, I want to share with you my thoughts on the five new 2024-2026 In Colors, starting with PETUNIA POP.

Today we celebrate Mother’s Day in many parts of the world.  Call your mum to let her know how much you appreciate her bringing you into the world.  Reach out to that significant mother-figure in your life and let her know the impact she has had.  And remember and celebrate those who have passed. 

Ngā mihi me te aroha nui mō te Rā o Māmā!


about me

I am a stay-at-home mum with three adult children and a wonderfully supportive husband.  My creative timeout is stamping, creating and giving handmade greeting cards.  When I was introduced to Stampin' Up!® over fifteen years ago, I quickly fell in love with their high-quality, coordinating products and loved creating with them.  Soon after, I became an Independent Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator and discovered that I also enjoy sharing my paper crafting knowledge with others and inspiring their stamping creativity.

I would love to hear from you.  Don't hesitate to contact me if you want the latest catalogue, need papercraft supplies (we ship nationwide), wish to attend an upcoming event, or want information about joining my team.

Kristine McNickle (Hamilton, New Zealand)
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It's here, it's here, IT'S HERE! The fabulous 2023-2024 Annual Catalogue has arrived!  I love New Catalogue Day with new coordinating products and suites, yummy new stamp sets, and sumptuous new colours!

This idea was born out of wanting to create an amply-sized gift box that resembled a garage or workshop, with tools on a pegboard wall and workbench space.  I think I nailed it (hehe pun intended).

I love the neutral tones and gold highlights that feature in the Nature's Sweetness Suite.  I have used this stunning bundle to create a diagonal double-pocket card, just in time for Mother's Day!

Here is something for all paper-crafting home décor lovers... the Happy Houseplants Kit!  These pretty 6" x 6" (15.2 cm x 15.2 cm) framed plants are fun to create and look amazing hanging on the wall or standing on a display.  This one (of four) is my favourite because of the bright plant pot and variegated leaves.