Tuesday, 30 November 2010

"December Frenzy" is coming...

Hello everyone. Wow... it feels like Christmas is coming at an alarming rate!!! On the plus side though, once the next couple of busy weeks are over (Concerts, Presentation nights, appointments, Launches, club nights, etc etc) then things will quieten down and I get to have a lovely rest. Mind you, school holidays will then start, so not sure that's really resting, but at least we wont have to do the school-rushing-for-the-bus-thing every morning, and I am looking forward to that.

Christmas this year is likely to be a quiet affair, but I am having some time away with the kids in January. We are staying with another family with 3 kids, so it will be anything but quiet! But once the kids are asleep, then the Scrabble and the DVDs will come out and its OUR TIME. And yes, I hope to get some stamping in too... I love it when you can create with other people that love it too... and not just because you are working on something for business purposes. Dont get me wrong, I love creating for work too, but sometimes its nice to create with no agenda.

I thought I would show you over the coming days the projects we will be making at my launches this month. We have a new Summer Mini Catalogue coming out tomorrow (December 1st) and I am running launches to show off some of the lovely new products. The box at the top of this post is one of the projects we are making at the launches. I used the new Specialty Designer Series paper from the mini, and sponged Rich Razzleberry ink over it. (Well actually I didnt sponge the one in the photo, Cheryl did when she was visiting me yesterday! Thanks Cheryl!) The box shape is cut on the Big Shot with the new clear Scallop Square die. Doesn't it look cool?!

Lastly I wanted to get you to stay tuned. Tomorrow will also see the beginning of the December Frenzy promotion... SU have discounted various selected products by up to 50% (for example, Teeny Tiny Sentiments (W) is marked down from $62.95 to $31.48! Pendant Park Set (C) is marked down from $27.95 to $13.98! Selected Markers are only $3.45!). So check out the Stampin'Up website tomorrow (1st December) for your first look at the promotion. I will also post the flyer here once I am able to do so.

In the meantime enjoy the little launch box - this was super fast and easy to make. Soooooo cute! xx

Friday, 26 November 2010

I'm without Email yet again...

Just a quick post to let everyone know that I am once again without email. I can still access the internet this time, but Telstra tells me that I am one of their customers affected by their current "outage". Frustrating. So if you have emailed me in the past couple of days I am afraid that I wont have received it. You can still comment here however. I have emails to send as well - particularly regarding the new Big Shot and Accessories clubs about to start up this week. Hopefully I will be back up and running soon.

In the meantime, enjoy this little project which is another sneak peek of some of our new product to be released on the 1st December.


Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Mini Catalogue Launch dates... Come and See What's New!

Many of you would already know that we have a brand new Summer Mini Catalogue to be released on the 1st December. I am really excited to show you what's new and so have organized two dates to show off some of our lovely stuff.

This time around I am holding the launches at my home at Narara on the Central Coast and have decided to run one day launch, (on the 1st December @ 11am) and one evening one, (on the 29th November @ 7.30pm). The cost is $15 and all materials and light refreshments are provided. What happens at a launch? We will be making 3 projects, using lots of new catalogue product, and as always at launches there will be prizes and "Launch only" specials. Places are limited, and both dates are filling quickly so please email me at lindastamps@bigpond.com if you would like to join us. I can give you my address details when you book in.

I hope you can join us!

Monday, 22 November 2010

Big Shot Clubs about to start.. places are running out!

Whether you already own a Big Shot, or would like to... read on.. this could be for you!

One of my favourite things over the past few months has been the running of my first Big Shot Club. As the club is drawing to a close I have been asked to run another one for new prospective Big Shot owners - and yet another for those who already own a Die-cutting machine. If you are thinking you might like to get yourself a Big Shot but would like to spread the cost if it over a six month period.. then the Big Shot Club is just what you are looking for. And by being a member of the club you will receive so much more than just your Big Shot! There are tutorials every month for you to use with your Big Shot, and one month out of the six you also are the "hostess" - which means that you receive both free stamps and free product (at least $30 depending on the group spending that month).

There is no need to attend classes - in fact some of the members both past and present are not located near me at all.

How much does it cost? Each month you will pay $50 for the six months (unless you are located away from the Central Coast in which case the cost is $55 per month to cover additional postage). Each month you receive a die or embossing folder (you can choose which ones you want), and one month you will also receive a Big Shot machine. The Big Shot club is almost filled - I can squeeze in two more people and that's it. The value of what you will receive is considerably greater than what you will spend.

There is also a Big Shot Accessories Club for those who already have a die-cutting machine. This means that our dies and embossing folders are also compatible with other Die-cutting machines and so even if you have say, a Cuttlebug machine, you can still purchase the Stampin'Up dies, many of which are exclusive to us. The Accessories club operates in the same way as the Big Shot club... except that instead of the Big Shot you can choose some of the larger dies or accessories - for example the Timeless type Alphabet or Doctors Bag. Once again, I dont have a lot of spaces left in this either, so please be quick to secure your spot.

I hope to begin both clubs at the end of this month. For more information please contact me via email at lindastamps@bigpond.com and I can send you some information to answer your questions.

The card that I have included in this post is made with two different Big Shot dies... one of which wont be available until December 1st... and yes that means that we have more dies and embossing folders to come!


Sunday, 14 November 2010

Easy Thank you Card

Sometimes I find a nice simple design and they are so quick to make that I sit down and make a bunch of them. Thank you cards are always good to have on hand... there are so many people to thank! (And I am off to do a class teaching 16 8-year-olds today... eeeeek! Wish me luck!) So quick and simple cards are sometimes the only thing you have time for. Lucky that SU makes products that co-ordinate so well, so it takes the thinking time out of it.

This card uses the Gala Greenhouse DSP (patterned paper), Early Expresso Satin Ribbon, Beautiful Wings butterfly in Crumb Cake (with a basic pearl adhered in the middle), 1&3/4" circle, and the sentiment is from the "Short and Sweet" stamp set. I cut my A4 Whisper White paper into thirds so that I got 3 cards from one piece of paper. Quick and Simple. Gotta love that.

If you wish to order, book in to a class, or even just ask a question, please contact me at lindastamps@bigpond.com

Happy Stamping!

Monday, 8 November 2010

Shimmer Paint Techniques

Hello Blogworld!

Many times I photograph cards or projects to load here onto the blog, and I am often disappointed that they never look as good on the screen as they do in real life. I am really pleased with the cards that we are making at tonight's technique class, but they look sooo much better in real life. This time we are spotlighting Shimmer paints and some of the ways that you can use them. I am a huge fan of these paints.. and they add so much sparkle to your projects. Sparkle is great at any time of year.. but Christmas even more so dont you think??

The blue and white ATC is for your technique folder (I supply these for attendees), and uses the Platinum Shimmer paint. The "Life is Beautiful" card was actually my swap at Incentive Trip this year. And the Medallion card is a CASE of Andrea Walford's Shimmer Paint card. There are close-ups below.

I have one of these classes tonight, so if you wish to join us you will need to be quick! But I am also running a second class at 11am on the 24th November. Classes are held at my home on the Central Coast, and you will make the three projects that you see here (an ATC, and 2 cards) for a cost of $15, as well as learning about other cool things you can do with your Shimmer Paints.

I hope you like the projects.. the sparkle doesnt show as much here, but trust me, it's there!

Enjoy! xx

Sunday, 7 November 2010

What we are making on Wednesday

I'm trying to get better at putting up photos of the different types of items that we make in upcoming classes. Today's project is my project class this month - I am running one day class and one evening class. It's the Mini Milk carton Class, and these really do make a wonderful gift. There are goodies inside too... or of course you can add your own if you prefer!

The day class is running this coming Wednesday, the 10th November, 2010, at 11am.

I have a couple of versions of this particular project, done in slightly different Christmas colours. The other one uses the brand new Christmas cocoa paper... I will be using that paper at my Christmas Stamp a Stacks this month too.

You can view my class schedule over on the right hand side of this blog. If you are receiving this message via email (Feedblitz) then you will need to click on the title at the top of the page, which will take you to the actual blog, and then just scroll down to view the schedule on the right hand side. If you would like to book in to any of the classes or get any information about the projects please feel free to contact me at lindastamps@bigpond.com

In the meantime, enjoy this project.. I really love them and think I just might be making a few for Christmas gifts this year.

Linda xx