Innovative Designs: Ink It, Stamp It, Create It with Maggie Mathern

28 February, 2009

Fire Appeal Update

Filed under: Uncategorized — maggie mathern @ 10:04 pm

What a wonderful achievement.  Stampin’ Up!, Demonstrators and Customers have gotten together and to date have raised $34,653.80  That is a fantastic result and there is still another month to go!!!  I’m sure that together, we can raise the roof on this amount.  Thank you for your support.


19 February, 2009

Why Do I Do This?

Filed under: Uncategorized — maggie mathern @ 11:38 am

leave things to the last minute?   Do any of you do this too?  Come on, please tell me you do so I don’t feel so bad LOL.  I promised myself last year that I would never again leave doing my taxes till the last minute, but yet again I am in this situation.  So today is the day.  No matter what else I have to do, this is my number one priority today.  Fingers crossed I was a vigilant as I think I was at putting everything I need into my files.


12 February, 2009

Bushfire Appeal

Filed under: charity, Stampin' Up! — Tags: — maggie mathern @ 1:40 pm

I, like you, have been absolutely horrified by recent events in Victoria.  It is unfathomable that someone may have lit some of the bushfires that have ravaged our state.  I have had both family and friends affected. Some had been evacuated but have since returned home unscathed, whilst others have lost their homes but thankfully are still alive.  As we all know, others were less fortunate, losing their lives.  A reminder to all as to how precious and fleeting life is.

I prepared and was about to send an email to all my customers about this and how they can help me to help the bushfire victims.  Since preparing this, Stampin’ Up! ® have also made a very special announcement about their commitment to help.   I will now amend the newsletter before sending it.  I was and still am donating my commission from February sales to the Australian Red Cross for the bushfire victims.  I can now add to this Stampin’ Up’s! ® contribution to this cause.  Details below:


From now until 31st March they will be donating 50% of the retail value from sales of the following stamp sets to the Victorian Bushfire Appeal:


Seeing Spots

Baroque Motifs

Live Your Dream (Summer Mini)

Looks Like Spring*

The Snowflake Spot*

Bodacious Boquet*

Polka Dots & Paisley*

G’day Mate*

Be Happy*

* sets marked with an asterix will be retired at 31st March 2009

If you would like to view the official flyer from Stampin’ Up! ® please click here.  One of the many reasons I love being involved with Stampin’ Up! ® is their ongoing commitment to people, family, community. 

As I said before, I will be donating my comission (20%) from all sales from now until the 28th February to the Bushfire Appeal.  Sale-A-Bration is still running until February 28th, so if your order reaches $100 you will also receive a free SAB stamp set & if your order includes any of the above stamp sets 50% of their value will be donated. Email me today to place your order & together we can help those that have lost their homes & loved ones.

On their behalf – Thank You!!!  Let’s work together to make a difference.


Yay…can get back on here

Filed under: Uncategorized — maggie mathern @ 1:04 pm

I have had some problems getting back onto my website following spam issues which originated from emails.  Please give me some time to update you on a few things and to get back into creativity mode.


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