Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Bonus Deals start today... grab a bargain.

Today (July 1st) Stampin'Up released their Bonus Deals... these are new releases to the Weekly Deals PLUS new entries in the Clearance rack. There are great new specials in both these areas of the online store, but there is another reason you need to check them out. In particular the Weekly Deals only have a limited number of items at these reduced prices... once those numbers are reached, the items will return to their regular price!

So this really is a case of "First in, Best dressed"!

Click HERE to go directly to the store. Then you can either order online, or contact me (quickly) to get the ones you want. To be honest though you are more likely to get the deals you want if you are able to order online as its instant.  When ordering through me, you need to wait for me to process and place your order.  I'm still happy to do that.. but if you have your heart set on something at the reduced prices then you might be better getting it through the store as that is quicker.  Postage is still the same.  To contact me email me by clicking HERE or you can call my mobile which is 0412 375 552.

If you are ordering online you may use the hostess code when ordering.. this attaches the orders together. One person who places an order through the store in the month of July will be randomly selected to receive a $25 voucher. It doesnt matter how big your order is.. every online order that uses the code qualifies for the draw!

The card today has been made with the "Lovely Lace" embossing folder as the background piece.  I inked up the folder with crumb cake and placed my Very Vanilla cardstock inside the folder before running it through my Big Shot. This is a great way to get an Antique look to your backgrounds. :-)  And guess what!  That embossing folder is in the deals this week! So if you don't own it, this is a good time to get it!

Here is a graphic of the Weekly Deals for you... items will be removed from the Weekly Deals section of the store as they reach their quota and then return to normal price.

Monday, 29 June 2015

Join Stampin'Up Australia with this awesome deal! Only until the 30th June!

Only 2 days left to take up the awesome deal that is being offered to anyone who chooses the Stampin'Up Demonstrator kit!  For ONLY $169 you will receive much more than this value in your kit.... and until the 30th June it is worth even more!

Actual Product right now:

  • You get to CHOOSE $235 worth of product in your kit... thats anything you choose out of our current catalogue that takes your fancy!
  • You also get a business supplies pack worth approximately $80 that includes everything you need to get started if you'd like to earn extra money
  • Right now (until June 30th) you can also choose 2 FREE stamp sets of ANY VALUE from the current catalogue. This is an awesome bonus and could mean a lot more value in your kit depending on which sets you choose. (I'd be choosing higher value sets to make the most of this deal!)
Ongoing Benefits:
  • A minimum of 20% discount on all future purchases for yourself
  • Demonstrator-only deals and promotions
  • Access to online training so you can learn more about both the business and the craft you love at your own pace
  • Access to a community of like-minded stampers and crafters
  • Stampin'up Demonstrator only events held every 6 months
  • As much or as little support as you need 
  • Rewards for effort at all levels
If you would like to do something that you love and maybe even make extra money doing that whilst having fun then you don't want to miss this offer!  Click HERE for more information OR you can contact me to ask any questions you might have. Alternatively you can call my mobile on 0412 375 552. 

After nearly 9 years with Stampin'Up Australia, I am living proof that you can make it work for you! If I can do it, anyone can!  It doesn't matter where you are in Australia.... Stampin'Up is an awesome opportunity!  Who doesn't want to make money doing something that they love??

Sunday, 28 June 2015

What? Is that a Christmas card I see?

Yep! Sure is....

Believe it or not we are less than 6 month's away from Christmas (I know you really wanted to hear that right?) and so by popular demand we begin making Christmas cards in the second half of the year.  At my Christmas Stamp-A-Stacks you will make 6 cards each time so you could have made up to 36 cards if you come to all 6 month's classes between now and Christmas.  (And I may do more depending on demand!)

My day Christmas card Stamp-A-Stack is already full this Wednesday, but I do have a couple of spots available on Tuesday evening at 7.30pm. Then that one will be full too! Christmas cards are certainly popular!

Cost is $20 and the class runs from 7.30pm- 9.30pm (approximately) so come along and get started on your Christmas cards!

Click HERE to book your spot!

Friday, 26 June 2015

Project Life Tonight!

Do you have treasured photos sitting in a box or on your computer?  Would you like a simple and cost-effective way to actually enjoy them?

We are Project-Lifing tonight! Come to class and learn the simple system that will revolutionise the way you use your photos.  You will not only learn some great techniques to use in your albums, but you can use all my supplies and accessories.

If you've been to a PL class before you can also come and work on your pages, but have use of all my stuff... its always great to make space for these things so you actually do them!

Cost is $20 and you'll go home with 2-4 completed pages and a host of ideas. Click HERE to book a spot.... places are limited (so we can spread out!)

PS These photos are some from my recent trip with Stampin'Up to Hawaii last month. Its so fun to get these into albums so I can enjoy them!

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Welcome to the Grand Vacation Achievers Blog Hop

Yep... we're back for another month and I'm really excited to be part of it again! This month we are showcasing awesome Stampin'Up products from our newly released Annual Catalogue (which only came out on the 2nd June!), and its a fun challenge we are doing this time. It's called "Perfect Pairs" and the idea is that we pair existing products with something brand new from the Annual Catalogue. The whole purpose is to inspire you to create your own gorgeous projects!  Of course everything you see in the hop is available for purchase... just contact me to order yours!

I've really indulged myself with this card!  Those who know me well will know that I favour softer colours, and adore vellum.. especially if its embossed!  So I used one of my favourite flourish sets in the background and then layered up the butterflies from our new Watercolor Wings set with the matching framelits.

Here's the products I used for the challenge we were presented with this month:

Existing products: 'Flowering Flourishes' stamp set, 'Choose Happiness' Stamp set. White Vellum, Gold Foil, Fancy Foil Designer Vellum, Blushing Bride Cardstock, Shimmery White Cardstock, Gold Metallic Twine, Gold embossing Powder, Blushing Bride and Whisper white inks.

New products: 'Watercolor Wings' stamp set, and Bold Butterfly framelits

Any items you wish to order are available in my online store... click HERE to go shopping!  Thank you so much for visiting my blog... I hope you like my creations this month!  Visit the next blog in the hop by finding my name on the list below and then clicking on the next name after mine.  I have to tell you I have been blown away every month by the amazing talents from this group of bloggers.... what a privilege to be part of this group!

I also have an idea in my head for a Scrapbook Page with this theme... let me know when you comment if you'd like to see it!  And head over to my FACEBOOK PAGE to see more of what I create day-to-day.... its the best way to keep up with my crazy life and awesome business adventures.

Here's a close up of my card for you:

Here's the full list of blogs in the BlogHop so you can easily move to the next one (or go back to another on the list if you NEED to see their creations again lol)

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Project Life is awesome for those little moments you want to remember!

I've been playing with Project Life ever since Stampin'Up introduced it into its range last year... and I think I am a bit addicted to it. I started traditional scrapbooking when my daughter was about a year old (she'll be 13 this year) and I loved everything about it from the beginning.  However as time went by I became frustrated with a couple of things. 1. The amount of time and emotional energy I was putting into every page. I had way more photos than I could ever catch up with! It was slow (and I am possibly the world's slowest scrapbooker). 2. The amount of money I was spending just to find the right embellishment and actually find items that matched each other.

In short it all got a bit too hard, slow and expensive... and I found that my scrapbooking stalled altogether for a few years. Which was great for card making and other pastimes as I poured my efforts into those.  But truth be told, I missed the scrapbooking and how I felt whenever I actually completed a page.

Enter project life.  I had started working with a couple of scrapbooking groups, and this has restarted my scrapbooking habit. But I had to face facts... I was never going to be able to catch up in this lifetime! Project Life has changed that for me though. Tonight I sat down and in the space of 15 minutes I had printed out the photos I wanted to scrap for my recent Hawaii trip, AND put them into my pocket pages. I had written down what I want to remember about the day I travelled from Sydney to Honolulu and simply embellished the cards and photos. DONE!  And there is rule no. 1 of Project Life... DONT OVERTHINK IT! Tell your story and let the photos tell theirs, then call it DONE, and move on! That for me is why I love Project Life.  The rest of my trip is what I am going to do as a project in the upcoming school holidays... and I can't wait to get it done!

Want to join me for a Project Life class this week? I have two classes:  
June 25th @ 11am 
June 26th @ 7.30pm

All you need to bring are some 6"x4" photos (at least 12, but more is fine) and everything else is provided. The cost is $20. Classes are held on the Central Coast.  Click HERE to book your spot! 

Thursday, 18 June 2015

World Map meets Project Life

Don't you love it when items built for different purposes work together?

This week I am crazy busy getting ready for our new catalogue launch tomorrow night, (and dealing with unwell children and it seems a host of other things), but sometimes you've just gotta stop everything and make a card, right? So I'd had this idea milling around in my head, and I needed to get it out... here it is.

So my break time is over and i need to get back to working, but I thought it would be fun to share this little card with you... made with the "World Map" background stamp from Stampin'Up.  I coloured the background with re-inkers to make it look more "map-ish".  The sentiment is straight from our "Let's Get Away" Project Life card collection. I cut around it to use it on the card, and it was so quick but gave me the look I wanted.

Enjoy your day doing whatever wonderful things you are doing :-)

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Only 3 sleeps until our STAMPIN'UP! CATALOGUE LAUNCH on the Central Coast

And this is just one of the beautiful projects you'll be making when you come along to our Launch!

A New Catalogue Launch gives you the chance to get your hands on lots of gorgeous new stuff from the newly released Stampin'Up Annual Catalogue for 2015-2016.  BUT this time we are doing it a bit differently.... we've put our heads together and are planning a night of fun AND creativity.  You'll still get to make stuff, and take it home, but there will be not only prizes and supper.. but we are also setting up a Product Playground station so that you can actually use other products from our new range, and see how they work. There will be "launch only" specials and lots more to see and do. 

All up its a great night out!

Here are the need-to-know details:

When?  Friday 19th June @ 7.30pm
Where? Niagara Park Girl Guide Hall (right next to Niagara Park Public School)
Cost? $20 - this includes everything including your new catalogue! 

I only have a limited number of spots for this event so its first in, best dressed. Click HERE to book your spot or call me on 0412 375 552

Hope you can make it.. its going to be a fun night out!!

(By the way.. if you can't make it but would like a catalogue contact me to arrange that)

Monday, 15 June 2015

Faux Metal Technique classes this week... Come and make something different

I still have a few spots left for this week's classes.... I thought you'd like to see what we are making.

These are all relatively simple cards... in particular I wanted to show you how you can easily use this technique to create stunning backgrounds. I think this technique is especially good for masculine cards as a bit of metal on a blokey card goes a long way in my opinion.  So if this is something you'd like to explore, come along to one of these times:

Dates:  Tuesday 16th June @ 7.30pm
Wednesday 17th June @ 11am

Cost is $25 and you'll be making 3 projects.  I know you'll love these projects!  But numbers are limited so don't muck about! 

Click HERE to book your spot, or call me on 0412 375 552

And here's a picture of the Masculine birthday card for you... I'm rather liking this one!

Saturday, 13 June 2015

Masculine Birthday Card for a big 5-0 Birthday celebration

Tonight I was invited to the 50th birthday celebrations of an awesome friend.  It was a great night.... all I really had to do was show up, and of course to create an awesome card for the occasion. Here's what I came up with.  I used 3 different "yellows"... daffodil delight, Hello Honey and also our newest one.. Delightful Dijon. Paired with black and gold (what's a 50th without a bit of gold?) I thought they looked pretty nice. The background stamp is from the set "Kinda Eclectic".  I gold-embossed the numbers for extra impact.

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Here's a close up for you: