Thursday, 31 March 2011

This is it... Last day to get your free Stamps!

We are almost down to the wire now... I will be putting in my last Sale-A-Bration order tonight... and also the last orders from the Summer Mini Catalogue. I am going to really miss some of these products... especially the clear Square Scallop die (which I have used to death!) and the Large Circle Scallop punch. I am really hoping these will reappear in our new September Idea Book and Catalogue.. but of course we have no way of knowing for sure until then.

The card here today uses lots of Mini Catalogue bits and pieces... the much-loved "Aviary" stamp set, the Chantilly Lace, the Itty Bitty stamps, as well as the matching buttons and punches, and of course the Antique trinkets too. I used the Spolighting technique on this card, borrowing that idea from my team member Denielle Bernauer. I thanked her for the inspiration, and then she told me that she borrowed it from somewhere too.... isn't it great to have a talented group of papercrafters to copy and share with?? That's my favourite thing about being a demonstrator.. the friendships and sharing between demonstrators! I love it!

This is also the last day to get your Sale-a-Bration freebies... if you place a $100 order from either of our catalogues before close of business today (around 9pm) then you also receive a free SALE-A-BRATION set... Click here to see them. To view the catalogue click on the catalogue picture to the right, or click here to see the mini catalogue. To order just email me at I can have your order mailed to anywhere in Australia for a low postage charge.

I will be starting to show you new stuff from our Autumn-Winter Mini catalogue tomorrow.. so stay tuned for what is coming.

Oh.. and enjoy the card... check back tomorrow!!! xx

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

2 Days left! Both our Mini Catalogue products and Sale-A-Bration Freebies will come to an end March 31

I'm actually quite frustrated today because I had taken a great picture of a couple of my cards to show you using Mini Catalogue products. For some reason my camera and computer aren't talking to each other today however. So I am putting up a photo instead of a card I did a while back using the "Party This Way" stamp set. This card was a CASE of another I had seen on a blog somewhere... cant remember where now.. but I loved the idea. If this looks a bit like your card.. please let me know so that I can give credit where it is due. Anyway, Ben gave it to one of his friends at their birthday party... and yes, I do realize that 6 year-olds don't really appreciate cards, but it was fun to make so why not?

So we are on the final run this week of our Mini Catalogue and Sale-A-Bration free stamp sets. If you place an order with me by close of business on Thursday (31 March) you will be able to still choose from our lovely mini, and if your order is over $100 worth of products then you will also qualify for a free Sale-A-Bration stamp set, in your choice of wood-mounted or clear stamps. To order just contact me at

Of course our new Mini starts on Friday April 1st so I know you are all excited to see what's coming up. If you want to get really close to the new sstuff here is your chance.... I have 2 Launch dates:

Friday April 8th @ 11am


Tuesday April 12th @ 7.30pm

Launches this time around will be held at my home, so numbers are limited. Cost is $15 and there will be prizes and lots of creative activity with new stuff. All materials and light refreshments provided.

I hope to see you there!

Linda H

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

A second SAS card for this Thursday's class

In the last post last week I showed you the first of the two cards for this month's Stamp-A-Stack... now I am showing you the second one. I actually did a couple of different versions of this card (same cardstock pieces, but different stamp sets and a whole different look) at last weeks evening class. This Thursday is the day class - I am trying to do two classes the same so that all my customers find it easier to attend. Those who work or who have small children at home tend to prefer the night classes, and the remainder prefer the day schedule, but I have been getting a great response for both, so I plan to continue this.

At the present moment I have only a couple of spaces left for this Thursday's class. If you would like to attend please contact me at and I will book you in. The cost is $15, and you will be making 6 cards (3 each of 2 designs). We get started at 11am, and finish around 1pm.. please feel free to stay for a light lunch afterwards if you wish. All materials are supplied.

I have also had some enquiries about Stamp Clubs. All my clubs are now full for the current period, however if you are interested in more clubs please let me know. I am considering starting more clubs in July.

Enjoy this simple little card, and I'll be back with more soon...

Oh! And dont forget that both SALE-A-BRATION and the current Mini Catalogue come to an end on March 31!!!

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Sneak Peek of Tonight's class

I can still squeeze in one or two more people for tonight's class (7.30pm 15th March) if anyone would like to join us. Just wanted to show you one of the cards we are making... I made this one as a birthday card, but you could use any sentiment really.

To join us, just contact me at And if a day class is more your thing I am running this at 11am on March 24th.

Enjoy the card :-)

Linda H

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Scallop Mini Album... and More classes for March

I wanted to give you a Sneak Peek of the project we are making at my Scallop Mini Album class on Tuesday night (8th March). I do still have places available at the present time so if you would like a night out to be creative, and this looks like something you would like to make, please email me at to reserve your spot. This project is a $20 class, and all materials and light refreshments are provided.

Mini Albums make great gifts (think Mother's Day, birthdays etc)... although I must confess I have a little trouble giving them away sometimes! So I have ended up keeping quite a few for myself :-) The one you see here has an acetate cover - I have stamped flourishes over the corners... it not only reinforces your album, making it stronger, but it also looks kinda cool dont you think??

I have also in the past week updated my class list over the coming month, so if you look over on the right hand side of the blog you will see what I have coming up.. both night and day classes to keep everyone happy. I hope to have a "Barjello" card to show you in the next couple of days as that one is our technique this month. Places at classes are limited, so please contact me early if a particular class grabs your attention. (If you just receive this post as an email through Feedblitz, you will need to actually click on the title bar at the top of this page to see the class schedule... please contact me if you have any problems with this).

I hope that you are all having an awesome weekend!!!

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Look what is finally available....

I am so glad to be able to let you know that the Extra-large Scallop Circle punch (118874) is finally available for purchase. You can see it here behind the smaller circle punch - its quite a bit larger than the existing punch... the size is 2&3/4" (4.4cm). Have to say I've already been using mine adnauseum... I love scallopy circles on everything I can get them on! Here's the story... this extra large scallop featured in our current Summer Mini, which as you know runs out at the end of March. But due to some quality concerns with the original batch of punches, SU made a decision not to make them available for sale until their concerns were alleviated. After LOTS of testing, we have now been told that we can sell them again! Hooray!

The chocolate wallet you see above is one of my Stamp Club creations this month - we made it in a couple of different colours. But I wanted to show you the size difference between the two scallop circle punches. That way you will have an idea of the size of the new scallop punch.

To celebrate this momentous occasion (ok, maybe I am a little over-excited) I am offering one customer who purchases the Extra-large Scallop circle before March 31st the chance to win a $20 voucher to spend on products of their choice. This is just a special available from me to encourage you all to get this wonderful punch whilst you still can... after March 31 it wont be available (unless it shows up again in our Big Catalogue due for release in September). So contact me at to order yours! Cost is $33.95 plus postage and handling. I will draw the winner out of a hat and announce them here on my blog at the beginning of April.

I plan on using this punch all month... so if you are coming along to classes or to a workshop... it wont be far away. Here's another card I made with this scallop a while back... if you are a regular blog visitor you made recognize it as I put this one up back in November.

Oh... and I now only have a couple of evening stamp club spots left. All the day clubs are now full. If you have one free evening every second month to commit to stamp club and make something cool each time (and get some freebies as well) then contact me at