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

Mānawatia a Matariki  |  Celebrating Matariki

Matariki is the Māori name for the cluster of stars that rises in midwinter and, for many Māori, heralds the start of the new year.  It is an opportunity for all people of Aotearoa to come together and reflect on the year that has passed, celebrate the present, and plan for the future.

Mānawa maiea te putanga o Matariki
Mānawa maiea te Mātahi o te tau

Celebrate the rising of Matariki
Celebrate the rising of the New Year

How cute is this!  The Tea Boutique Suite in the new annual catalogue is so much fun to play with and makes adorable cards like this one...

I recently had some fun creating cards using Stampin' Up!'s Kits Collection to send to my team.  I chose the Notes of Cheer Card Kit because of the vibrant colours, delicate die-cut windows, encouraging words, and unique-shaped cards.

Alongside the release of the new 2022-2023 Annual Catalogue are five new on-trend colours to add to the Stampin' Up! palette.  Here is one of those five... SWEET SORBET - a watermelon red with a slightly cool blue tone that looks red in one light and pink in another.  Take a look at how this new hue compares with some of our familiar core colours...


about me

I am a stay-at-home mum with three teenagers and a wonderfully supportive husband.  My creative timeout is stamping, creating and giving handmade greeting cards.  When I was introduced to Stampin' Up!® over ten 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 would like information about joining my team.

Kristine McNickle (Hamilton, New Zealand)
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The new 2022-2023 Annual Catalogue adds five fresh, on-trend colours to the Stampin' Up! palette. One of those five colours is... TAHITIAN TIDE - a clean turquoise-blue that is vibrant, cheery, and evokes images of ocean waters. Take a look at how this new hue compares with some of our familiar core colours...

It's always fun when the new annual catalogue comes along and brings with it five fresh, on-trend colours to add to the Stampin' Up! palette. One of the five new colours from the 2022-2023 Annual Catalogue is... STARRY SKY - a navy blue with a purple undertone that works well with neutrals and metallics. Take a look at how this new hue compares with some of our familiar core colours...

The 2022-2023 Annual Catalogue was recently released with five new colours to add to the Stampin' Up! colour palette.  One of the five colours is... PARAKEET PARTY - a bright lime-green that has a fresh, energising feel.  Take a look at how this new hue compares with some of our familiar core colours.

Take a look at one of the make-and-takes we made at the Annual Catalogue Launch Party.  This fun birthday card features some awesome new products... the Breaking News stamp set, the Dots & Spots Die, and 2022-2024 In Color Glimmer Paper in Orchid Oasis.