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Stampin' & Scrappin' with Vicki
What do I write?? what do I say??? .............. I think this is one of the hardest newsletters I have had to write. 

My thoughts and condolences are with those who have lost loved ones and homes during the latest Christchurch Earthquake.

I don't often write things in my newsletters about non Stampin' Up! things but a few of you have been asking and have got to know me more personally since I have been a Stampin' Up! demonstrator.  A lot has happened since the Earthquake on February 22nd.  Some of you may be aware my Husband works in an old building in the CBD - he and my sister got out safely on the day of the Earthquake (apparently there is stuff everywhere at work all over the floor).  We haven't been allowed back in to have a look but things are now progressing (the building is red stickered - for those that don't know that means no one can enter the building as it is unsafe).  The building is still standing but the lift shaft is unsafe and is being pulled apart.  So far they have taken 5.5 tonnes of concrete off the top of the lift shaft with a crane - they thought that was all they would need to do but have since found out that there is all the old lift pulleys from the lift when it was first built to be taken out before they can take the lift shaft apart to make it safe for people to enter to get things out (this will be fun as we are on the third level carrying things down all the stairs).  Next week we are allowed to have 4 people go into the business for an hour to get out what we can - hopefully after that we can go back and clear everything out.  So it has been a slow process waiting to hear what can be done.  So in the mean time we are in the process of setting up a new place for work which has been interesting as so many other people have been looking for business premises as well. 

The night of the Earthquake Andrew rescued four Australians from Hagley park they were here for a conference and unfortunately all they had was the clothes they were standing in (and one had just come out of the gym so that wasn't much).  All of their gear is as far as we know still in the Crown Plaza including passports.... the lot.......... They are all now safely home in Adelaide and Sydney.  Andrew also spent 7 long days out at Burnham helping with DVI (Disaster Victim Identification)....... not a nice thing to do but someone needs to do it.  While there was no school we had "Vicki School" at home I had two other kids here too as their parents needed to go back to work......... the kids really enjoyed that but I'm sure I must have been one of those bossy strict teachers ....... they all have "Vicki School" books which they wrote in so they can keep them for a record of the earthquake and what we did. 

Our house is fine just a few more superficial cracks but that's mainly cosmetic.  Please let me know if you have been displaced from you house as I know some of you will have been.

Thank you to the girls who came and helped me make some Thinking of You cards for school we ended up making 22 (some of you may have seen these as I have just posted them on my blog).  If you click on the pictures below it should link to my blog if you want to know what stamp sets I've used for each of the cards.

Free Delivery (see below) to your door until Midnight 29th March - special offer only available from me........
With the traffic around Christchurch I have decided to do a special until Midnight 29th March 2011........ do you want Stampin' Up! products delivered to your door so you don't have to go out and about in all the traffic or would prefer the convenience of shopping from the safety of you home??  I will pay the delivery fee for orders over $120 and because Sale-a-bration is on at the moment you will also get to choose a FREE stamp set from the Sale-a-bration catalogue (see below).  I will also open this up to my out of town customers as well so be in quick.

Join the Sale-A-Bration!
It's Sale-A-Bration time again at Stampin' Up!, and friends, fresh ideas, and free product is what it's all about!

Every year Stampin' Up! gives customers, hostesses, and new demonstrators the opportunity to earn fantastic, limited-edition products they'll enjoy for years to come. This year, you can choose from the following exclusive stamp sets:

So Happy for You
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Punch Bunch

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Sweet Summer
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Get FREE stamp sets by doing any of the following:

You'll receive a free Sale-A-Bration stamp set when you spend $120 on Stampin' Up! merchandise (net sales before shipping and handling). There's no limit—for every $120 you spend, you can select another FREE Sale-A-Bration reward! 

You'll receive a free Sale-A-Bration stamp set when you host a workshop of at least $700 (net sales before shipping and handling)—this is in addition to all of the regular hostess benefits! 

During Sale-A-Bration, anyone who joins as a demonstrator can choose any stamp set—a value of up to $95.95—from our current Idea Book and Catalogue!
The Sale-A-Bration promotion starts on 25 January 2011 and runs through 31 March 2011, so don't miss your chance to earn free products! Talk to your demonstrator today to book your workshop or learn more about this promotion. Your demonstrator has a full-colour Sale-A-Bration brochure full of beautiful project ideas you can make using these limited-edition Sale-A-Bration sets. You can also view the Sale-A-Bration brochure online. 
Ordering Products 

If you wish to place an order you can place it via email or phone: You can place an order with me anytime my shop is always open :-). Email orders to me at
Phone orders (03) 359-5579. If your order is over $350, you'll receive a FREE level 1 stamp set and minimum $35 to go shopping in the Idea Book & Catalogue!
Shipping Options: Orders can be delivered to you straight from the warehouse.  Shipping is $9.95 or 5% of your total order (orders up to $200 are $9.95 orders over that are 5% of your total order).  If you are local I can combine orders and do the shipping for 5%. FREE SHIPPING only available through me until Midnight 29th March 2011. 
Payment Options: I accept Cash, Cheques, Direct Deposit, internet banking and Credit cards (for products not classes).

Thinking of you cards
Would you like some thinking of you cards?? I have a selection available here FREE if you would like to send some out to people who you think could do with one.  I have been sent some from other Stampin' Up! demonstrators to use.  Let me know if you would like some...... just send me an email or give me a call 359-5579. 
Let me know if you are interested in coming and making some cards and I'll book in a time slot for you.
Workshop bookings

Would you like to hold a FREE Stampin' Up! workshop with me? (Invite a few friends around and I can show you how to use some Stampin' Up! products and then you get to make a FREE card too) I'm now taking bookings.  We have a new Autumn - Winter Mini Catalogue coming out on 1st April with lots of new things in.

Thank you for your support.

Stay Safe

Until next time
Happy Stampin'

Vicki Were
Stampin' Up!® Independent
38 Colesbury StreetBishopdale
Christchurch 8053
Phone: 03-359-5579
Mobile: 021-172-4835