Thursday, 23 October 2014

Many Merry Stars kit Creations... more than just star boxes!

Today I thought I'd show off some cards we are going to make with the Many Merry Stars kit at next week's class. I've mostly used pieces from the kit, but there are a few things I have added and those are listed below.  You could certainly make up the cards without adding much at all.  But I think that these creations show how versatile the kit is ... and how easy it is to use!

These were made up very quickly, and for those coming to class, I know you will enjoy creating them next week :-)  If you are not coming to class you can still order the kit... its only $44.95 (plus postage) and can be shipped anywhere in Australia straight to your door! Click HERE to visit the online store to see it, and lots more! Or you can check out the supplies list below....

And here are all the cards I made so far together...

and of course you can still make the star boxes too.. full instructions are in the kit:

Here are the supplies if you are wondering what I used in addition to the kit.....

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Showing off some of the Stars in the Many Merry Stars kit

I am loving all the stars we have to play with in this year's Holiday offering from Stampin'Up!  Next week I am running my Sensational Stars class where you will make some of these stars with me.. plus I am going to show you some other ways to use what comes in your kit. The kit is INCLUDED in the class.

Click HERE for more details.

Enjoy the stars!

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Feel like some creative Time Out? Come and learn a new technique....

Here's another of the projects we are going to be working on at tonight and tomorrow's classes.  I love how this turned out, and Im sure you are going to love it too!

I've used the latest Incolor range from Stampin'Up to do the sponging on this card - aren't they stunning together? And the Stamp here is from the "Seasonally Scattered" set in our current Holiday catalogue.  And it works so well with this technique too.

Tonight and tomorrow we are doing Emboss Resist at my classes. The cost to learn the technique and make the projects is $25.  I still have spots left at time of writing so if you find yourself with a spare night to get creative, here are the details:

Tuesday 21st October @ 7.30pm


Wednesday 22nd October @ 11am.

All materials and refreshments provided.  Classes are held on the Central Coast, NSW.

To book your spot, click HERE or call me on 0412 375 552.

Here's another photo of the above card...

Monday, 20 October 2014

New out today.... Our Merry and Bright Holiday Supplement!

Our new Holiday Supplement is out today! Click HERE to see it.   I'm loving having these extra products to show off.. well I would if they had arrived last week as I expected.  Come on, Mr Postman!  Hopefully they will arrive today.... Fingers crossed!  :-) So because I can't show you the actual products just yet, I visited one of my team members on the weekend, and she let me open her brand new Many Merry Stars kit... and I videoed that event so that you could see it too!

Here is the video...

What is really important about this is that I am running a class with this kit on Tuesday evening 28th October and also Wednesday 29th October at 11am.  (So that my day customers AND my night customers can make it!)  The kit is huge as you will have seen if you watched the video, and you can make 26 star boxes/decorations with it. (Im also going to show you how to make a card as a bonus) Normally $44.95 for the kit, I am charging $50 to do the class with me... but I need to know if you are coming as soon as possible. Thats because you get the kit in the class, and i will need to order them in the first half of this week to make sure they arrive in time.  So please let me know SOON if you'd like to come.

Simply click HERE if you like to come to this class or any other upcoming class. I do have another kit class in November too.  Below is the full schedule as it is currently, although there will be more dates added over the coming days and weeks.

October/November Class Schedule

The second half of the year is upon us and you know what that means…. Yep… we're doing Christmas cards! 

So you will create 6 cards in total - 3 each of 2 different designs. All materials (including envelopes) are provided, as well as refreshments. Cost is $20

Dates: Tuesday 14th October @7.30pm
Wednesday 15th October @11am
Tuesday 4th November @ 7.30pm
or Wednesday 5th November @ 11am

Technique Classes
October - 
Emboss Resist Technique
Love Embossing? Take it one step further with my favourite Embossing technique... Emboss Resist! Learn some great ways to work this technique into your Repertoire... and make several beautiful projects with me at this class. 

Cost $25
Tuesday 21st October @ 7.30pm 
Wednesday 22nd October @ 11am

Product Focus classes:
October - Sensational Stars Product class
Gift Boxes, decorations, cards.... all fantastic projects to be working on at Christmas time. And for a limited time Stampin'Up have released the "Many Merry Stars Simple created kit". The kit makes 26 different star projects, but I will be showing you how to make several of them in this class, and then because each person receives the kit in the class, you will have the rest to take home with you. The kit retails for $44.95.. but I am only going to charge $50 for the class.. which essentially means that your class is almost free. You will need to book in to this class by Monday 20th October so that I have time to order the kit for you. I will pop some projects on my blog next week so that you can see the types of creations we will make. But they are going to be quite 'Sensational' (of course!)

Cost $50
Tuesday 28th October @ 7.30pm 
Wednesday 29th October @ 11am

November - Watercolour Winter Simply Created card kit
You can find this kit on page 39 of the Holiday catalogue. And its beautiful! You'll feel like an artist when you use brush and watercolours to create the cards in this kit. The kit makes 20 cards, and even though you might not get all 20 made at the class you will have all the materials to take home and finish them at your leisure. I anticipate we will get 8-10 cards finished in the class. The kit retails for $42.95, and you will receive one when you attend the class. Please book in by 3rd November so that I can order the kits in advance. I will of course supply the stamps, ink and additional items required. Samples will be up on my blog over the next couple of weeks. 
 Cost $50
Dates - Tuesday 11th November @ 7.30pm
Thursday 13th November @ 11am

Kit classes need to be booked well in advance to ensure product arrives in time. 

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Technique Classes this coming Week!

This month's technique class features one of my absolute FAVOURITE techniques... emboss resist!  We will be making several projects and you'll learn some of the great ways to use this technique in your papercrafting.  You can get some truly beautiful effects!

I have two classes on offer this week - one day and one night class to suit as many people as possible.  Here are the details:

Tuesday 21st October @ 7.30pm


Wednesday 22nd October @ 11am

Cost is $25, and includes tuition, all materials and refreshments.  Classes are held on the Central Coast so EMAIL ME to book your spot.

Here is one of our projects from the night...

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Video Tutorial: Using Blendabilities to colour your Embossed Images

Today I wanted to show you a quick, easy and EFFECTIVE way to add colour to your embossed images. Watch the video below to see how its done!  Enjoy!

Here's another example...

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Holiday Home and the Blendabilities are a perfect match :-)

How beautiful are these houses coloured with the Blendabilities from Stampin'Up!?  It's so therapeutic using them to colour almost anything. But they do work beautifully with Line Drawing stamps.  The colour sets I used here are Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, and Calyso Coral.

Blendabilities are sold in sets of 3, and each set costs $20.95.  You don't need any special paper to colour with them, but I have found that you get the best results with our Whisper White Cardstock as it is so smooth and not as porous as some papers.

Click HERE to visit the online Store and order your own!  Orders can be shipped anywhere in Australia for a low postage cost.

Here is the full card.. enjoy!

Monday, 13 October 2014

Come to my Stamp-A-Stack this week!

This week I have two Stamp-A-Stacks scheduled - one evening one, and one during the day - and right now I have a couple of spots left in each of them. If you would like to join us, then please contact me ASAP to secure your spot.  Today's card is one of the two card designs we will be making.  Its the Christmas tag I made last week, but made into a card :-)

What's a Stamp-a-Stack? You'll get to make 6 cards, and at this time of the year we are busy making Christmas cards. You'll make 3 each of 2 different designs.  All materials and refreshments are provided. Here are the details....

Dates: Tuesday 14th October @7.30pmorWednesday 15th October @11am

Cost is $20 and includes envelopes

Classes are held at Narara on the NSW Central Coast. 

CLICK HERE to book your spot

For more classes over the coming weeks, click over onto the right hand side of this blog (scroll down a little) and you'll see the full range of classes available now. 

I hope to see you soon!

Linda xx

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Our latest Team Challenge - All is Calm DSP and the Bright and Beautiful Stars

I run a forum for my awesome team of Stampin'Up demonstrators... its called "The Inksomniacs".  One of the things I enjoy about the forum is that we run team challenges there each month, and every month I see some really wonderful entries for the challenge. We have a small prize each month for the entry voted the favourite.  And the challenges are different each month.  Sometimes a colour challenge, sometimes an inspiration challenge.  And this month we have a sketch challenge..  Even though I don't enter the challenge myself because I host them, I still like to make an example card to show my team.  And I thought you might like to see the card I made as an example of this month's sketch....

I enjoyed making this card.  Of course the fact that it is in one of my favourite tones of blue ("Lost Lagoon") helps a lot :-)

If you've ever thought about being a Stampin'Up Demonstrator, then why not?  I am always looking for new people to join my team and be part of our group.  And the forum and challenges are just one benefit of being part of the team.  It's a great way to earn extra income doing something that you love to do. For more information you can contact me OR visit this link for further Info.  Right now there is an AWESOME special on joining.. its called "Pick a Pack of Paper", and new people who join as a demonstrator will get a FREE PACK OF DSP (valued at $18.95) every month for 6 months after they join!!! And thats on top of the kit and other benefits!  This special goes for the month of October only, so contact me if you would like to find out more!

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Using Decorative Masks

Last month I ran a stencilling class using our new Decorative masks. We actually made 4 projects in that class, and here is one of the projects.  The background is stencilled Stripes mask. For the dots I could have used the Dots mask from the same pack, but decided to use the mask in the Banner kit instead as they are a little larger.  Such an easy effect to do!

The masks are sold in packs of 2 designs (the dots and stripes, or stars and hearts) and they are awesome value at only $4.95 a pack. Think about adding them to your next order. I apply the colour with either sponge daubers or sponges. Or both. :-)

Here is the supplies list if you would like to order any of these products for yourself.  Just visit my Online Store (or click on the items below) and they will be sent directly to your door for a low postage cost.  (Please note that the Good Greetings set is only available to qualifying hosts (or orders of $300 or more) as a FREE set, the prices listed are only to give you a guide to the set's value.)