Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Scrapbook layout with new SAB and Occasions catalogue products


I thought you might like to see a simple Scrapbook layout that I have designed for my January Scrapbooking clubs.  I made the banners out of our new SAB paper called "Best Year Ever" (free with a $90 order!) and I love how the colours look together.  The black banner flag is made with our upcoming Chalkboard paper, and stamped on with Chalk ink.  Something new in our upcoming Occasions catalogue :-) ... Im thinking about running a technique class with this in January, so stay tuned for that.   I've also added some new upcoming embellishments... like the aqua sequin trim, washi tape and the Gold Butterfly which is a framelit die that I used with my Big Shot. You'll be seeing lots more of those butterfies!!

So a quick and simple page... but an effective way to show off your photos :-)

Stay tuned for more new stuff over the coming weeks, and there'll be a launch too.

To request an Occasions/SAB catalogue, please email me by clicking HERE.   And don't forget that our current Holiday catalogue comes to an end on January 5th.. so if there is anything in there that you are after, don't leave it too long to place your order.  Many of the products in that catalogue will be discontinued.

Enjoy!

Monday, 15 December 2014

Last Christmas card classes of the year!



This week sees my very last Christmas card classes of the year.... this season has flown by! So if you find yourself with still a few last cards to make, you are in good company! I have almost filled my Tuesday evening class, but I do have some spots left at the Wednesday class.  So that's Wednesday 17th December at 11am. We'll be making 6 simple cards (3 each of 2 different designs) and so you'll go home with more beautiful cards to send out this Christmas.  The cost is only $20 and includes all materials and refreshments.

If you would like to join us click HERE to book in. The card you see here today is one of our two designs.

I'll be putting up my January schedule very shortly... so make sure you click on the Class Schedule tab above to view what's new.

I look forward to seeing you soon :-)

Saturday, 13 December 2014

New SAB products to show you



I had my first play with the new Sale-a-Bration DSP today, and the matching buttons too.  As always there is a great offering of awesome free products in the upcoming Sale-a-Bration period, which begins on 6th January 2015.  And the very first thing I opened up was the new DSP pack, called "Best Year Ever" (how appropriate).. and there's also a ribbon and button pack which co-ordinates with the paper.

Even though I am always excited about the SAB offering.. This time I think its the best i've seen in years! I can't wait to show you what else is coming up!  So many gorgeous things.. and the best bit is that many of them are free for you!

So stay tuned for more lovely SAB and new catalogue items... I've got lots to show you!  Or "like" my Facebook business page to see even more updates. Click HERE to be taken straight to the page.

Enjoy this simple card!  It is just 4 pieces of paper punched with the 1"square punch and then 2 of the corners are rounded off. I added a new SAB button in the middle. The sentiment is from the new "Butterfly Basics" stamp set that will be featured in the upcoming Occasions catalogue.

Linda x

Friday, 12 December 2014

Sneak Peek of new Products from the 2015 Occasions Catalogue



Today is an exciting day for me as my Big Brown Box of lovely NEW products arrived on my doorstep!  As a Stampin'Up Demonstrator I enjoy the perk of seeing and getting my hands on new products before they are released to customers, and it always feels like Christmas when the new products arrive :-)



My kids are now home on Summer holidays and my son "helped" me open the box and then I got to see what everything looks like in real life! So many awesome products that you will get to see over the next few months.. but for now you get to see into my box of goodies :-)


Within a few minutes I had opened up a couple of the items inside and created the card you see at the top of this post!  For a quick and easy card, it turned out beautifully.  That's what I love about Stampin'Up products.. you don't need to be really clever or know lots of difficult techniques to create beautiful cards... just working with awesome products that co-ordinate and work together beautifully is enough. The hard work really is done for us!

Here's a close up below... I'll have lots more to show you over the coming weeks!  Also, if you haven't liked my Facebook page you are missing out on some ideas and inspiration over there too.  Click HERE to visit the page and hit the "like" button so that you can keep up with whats happening.

And if you'd like to play with the products for yourself... book a party with me in January-March.  Not only will you be able to create something beautiful with your friends, but you will get to take advantage of the Sale-A-Bration benefits at that time of year. Don't miss out!  To book.. contact me by clicking HERE. :-)

Enjoy!

Linda x


Thursday, 11 December 2014

White Christmas stampset to create a beautiful Christmas scene



I've been enjoying the use of this lovely Christmas set, and finding lots of ways to use it. Today I stamped the trees with Memento ink onto Whisper White cardstock, and then simply coloured the background with ink and aqua painters for a softer look. Very simple but came up so pretty.

If you would like to create Christmas cards with me, I am running two last Stamp-A-Stack dates next week.  We will be making 6 cards (3 each of two different designs) for a cost of $20.  All materials and refreshments are provided. Here are the dates:

Tuesday 16th December @ 7.30pm

or

Wednesday 17th December @ 11am

I do still have places available at time of writing.  To book your spot, email me by clicking HERE.

I will be updating the January schedule very shortly!

Linda x

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Too exciting not to share... I've earned myself a free trip to Hawaii!


Well.. in truth "I" didn't earn it by myself.. it would be more precise to say that WE earned it!  I've been working on achieving the latest Incentive Trip with Stampin'Up (these days they call it the "Grand Vacation" or "GV") and this week I actually reached my goal!  I say that "WE" earned it because there is no way I could earn trips like this one without the support of my totally AWESOME customers and fabulous Stampin'Up team.  You guys ROCK!!!  Sure, I work hard, and am very consistent with what I do, but I want you to know that I am both very blessed and very GRATEFUL for every order, every person who comes to my classes and events, and every member of my team. You guys inspire me and motivate me to keep going... even when the going gets a little tough!

So I will be packing my bags for myself and my guest to travel to Hawaii in May 2015... I have been there once many years ago... but we were on a very tight budget last time.  This time we will be spoiled rotten by Stampin'Up and I can't wait to see what its like to see Hawaii in style!  Ultimately I am so thankful to Stampin'Up for being the company that they are.. for providing these fabulous reward trips, and for having so much HEART... which is why I stay, and why love my job even more today than I did when i joined them 8 years ago. This Hawaii trip will be my 7th Trip with Stampin'Up, but you never lose enthusiasm for the trips.. they are each completely different and totally awesome. In 2015, the South Pacific demonstrators will be joined by the North American and Canadian demonstrators, and there are lots of awesome demonstrators that I am looking forward to getting to know a little better.

So thank you so MUCH..... and ALOHA!

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

White Christmas for cute and simple cards



The stamp set I am using today is called "White Christmas"... its a cute little set with a number of cute images that enable you to make a Christmas or Wintry scene.



One of my customers actually loaned this one to me as I don't own it myself, but I've been watching all the cool things online that other people have been creating with it... and now its my turn!  So you might see a few things with this set while I have the chance to use it :-)  Thank you Olivia for letting me use your lovely set!

Today's effort is a simple one. I stamped the main image of the trees twice.. first on our All is Calm DSP (which kind of reminds me of snow?) and then again on a piece of Sahara Sand cardstock. I cut along the curve of the ground and then layered them over each other so it looks as though the DSP is the sky background. I added a punched glimmer star, a bird from the same stamp set, and a deer.  All just stamped with black Memento ink. The deer I coloured with white ink applied with a blender pen, the bird is just coloured with a Cherry Cobbler marker.  Lastly I added the sentiment, also found in the White Christmas set. All up, this card took around 10 minutes to make.

Enjoy it today. We have a busy day ahead - my 12 year old has her Year 6 graduation (so finishing primary school), which includes a dinner out tonight. So I'd better get stuck into my day!

Happy Creating!

Linda x

Monday, 8 December 2014

Simple Christmas... Project life card + glimmer + sentiment = done in 5 minutes



Want an easy way to catch fast on your Christmas cards?  Pull out your project life cards... if you have any of Stampin'Up's Christmas kits you'll be all set to go. Add a card, an embellishment or glimmer, and a sentiment and you are DONE!

I love SIMPLE for Christmas... especially when there are so many other things to be focusing on!

Here are my supplies... (its not too late to order and have your supplies or gifts back well before Christmas... click on the items below to order them!)

Saturday, 6 December 2014

I decorated my Project Life Album....



Disclaimer: This is not my idea!  I saw the cover of this cute album first decorated by the very talented US demonstrator Kay Kalthoff.. and thought what a great idea!  So i decorated mine too.  I added some of our Cherry Cobbler Sheer Linen Ribbon, and used white ink sponged on with the "Dots and Stars" Mask.  All up it took about 5 minutes to do!

Even undecorated the 6"x8" Project Life album makes a fantastic gift! You could give it as a stand alone item along with the Page Protectors, or you could add the Project Life cards, and even the accessory pack.  Or if you are feeling really creative.. you could make the album up with the cards... all they then have to do is to slide their photos into the pockets!

So if this sounds like a great gift idea to you... now is the time to order it and it will be delivered well before Christmas :-)

Have a lovely day!

Linda x

Here is my title page to my album... I've been keeping up with all the photos this week too!


Here is the 1st December page...  making Gingerbread Houses





And then 2nd December... putting up the Christmas tree.



And don't forget about the Super specials on right now... some things are marked down by up to 80% Here is the link to the list for you... Or just visit the ONLINE STORE, and its all in there.


http://www3.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ItemList.aspx?categoryid=15


Friday, 5 December 2014

End of year Super Specials - up to 80% off current and retired products!



Want to get some awesome deals on gifts for your crafty friends.. or lets be honest... for yourself!?  You've come to the right place... you can visit the Online Store where there are loads of bargains. Then you can place your order online through the store OR you can contact me by email or Phone on 0412 375 552

If you do choose to order online, the advantage is that the order is shipping directly to your door... and this can be to any address in Australia for a low postage charge.

But remember the clearance stuff is only available while stocks last!