Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Only a few days left of our Amazing Special

Every month I have lots of wonderful things for you product-wise.... there always seems to be something new with SU, and they keep us happy with new products and specials on a regular basis. But this month we have had our very best special of the year... and there is only a few days left.

Of course I am talking about the kit special this month... for only $169 you can purchase our "mini kit" which contains over $310 worth of products! Or alternatively you can purchase the full kit for $231.20... which contains over $600 worth of products! Why WOULDNT anyone who loves our products want to take up such a fabulous deal?? To be honest, after 5 years with this wonderful company, I can't imagine why not!

This is the best deal we have had all year... and it ends on the 30th September. And here's how easy it is to join... just click HERE... then click on the "Join Now" option, fill in the form and have your credit card handy. That's it! There are no tricks and no special requirements to join other than you need to be over 18. No ABN required, no special creative talents... just a love of our Stampin'Up! products! That's it. As long as you are a demonstrator you will have access to a whole range of resources and ideas, and will of course receive a minimum of 20% discount on your products.

If you have any questions I am happy to answer them... you can email me at lindastamps@bigpond.com Truly.. if you have ever thought about joining, then what a fantastic chance this is. Alternatively for more info you can click HERE and choose the "Join the Fun" button.

Here is a list of what you will find in your Mini Kit (the $169 option).. don't forget that many of the items can be substituted so that makes it an even better deal for you.

* Easy Events Clear-Mount Set*
* Pennant Parade Wood-Mount Set*
* Basic Black Classic Stampin' Pad
* Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad
* Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' Pad
* Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad
* A4 Smooth Card Stock Assortment
* Just Add Cake Designer Series Paper*
* Chocolate Chip 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon*
* Notes Cards (20)
* Clear-Mount Block C
* Blender Pen (1)
* SNAIL Adhesive
* Business supplies

*New to the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalogue

The regular kit can be viewed HERE.

I'll be back soon to show you some new projects that I've been having fun with... xx

Sunday, 25 September 2011

I've just had a lovely weekend away at a scrapbooking retreat, and managed to be very productive for a change! The retreat was organized by my friends Robyn and Jo, and we had a lovely group of girls to eat, share and craft with all weekend. The best thing for me was that I actually completed all my swaps for the upcoming Fiji trip... woo hoo! I'm usually finishing them at 3am the morning that we fly out... or last year I was still doing them in my hotel room after we arrived (some of you may have seen the photos of myself and some of my demonstrator buddies putting my swaps together!). But not this year.. they are DONE... and I must say I am really happy with them. I'll show them to you once I have handed them out in Fiji... until then its a surprise! ;-)

Just a quick card for you today. This is one I did a little while back using the "Spotlighting" technique.. and oldie but a goodie. I've done a few Christmas cards with this set now... he's such a cute birdie. This one was done for a recent cyberstamp with some of my online SU friends, and the requirement was that we had to use non-traditional Christmas colours.

Keep watching my blog for details of two things coming up... a new Ribbon Share is starting in October, and we also have a fabulous Christmas promo coming up in October too. And an extra give-away for hostesses!(That's on top of the new hostess benefits) I only have a couple of spots left for workshops in October, so please let me know if you would like to hold a workshop of your own. You can contact me at lindastamps@bigpond.com

Oh... and dont forget that this is the very last week of our fabulous joining special!!! Click HERE for details.

Monday, 19 September 2011

Sneak Peek of Card Number 2

... for tomorrow night's class. Every now and again, you make a card and think "wow"! This is one of those cards... I really love the way this one turned out.

I have used the "Pennant Parade" stamp set, punched them with the matching Petite Pennants punch... and simply turned the pennants upside down to create Christmas trees. The stamp set includes a little pot and trunk stamp for this exact purpose... making it a really versatile set. The word "Merry" is also from the same set. I used the colours from the "Letters to Santa" patterned paper pack, and used a strip of that paper along the bottom of the card. The background behind the main circle is stamped with the Parlour Prints background stamp. And of course finished off with my new favourite.... the Seam Binding ribbon.. this time in Pear Pizazz. I love it!

If you want to come and make three of these cards (plus three of the ones I showed you in the last post) then email me at lindastamps@bigpond.com The class will be held on the 20th September at 7.30pm on the Central Coast, NSW, and you will make 6 cards for a total of $15. All materials and light refreshments are provided. I can give you the address details when you book in.

Christmas Card Class on Tuesday night - still spots left

I still have spots available in my Tuesday night Christmas Stamp-a-Stack... and here is one of the cards we are making. Not the world's best photo, but you can hopefully see that I've sponged Champagne mist Shimmer paint on the embossed background, and used a row of our new Gold Glass Glitter across the main image. The stamp is from our "Ala Carte" range, and its called "Something for Christmas".

As always with Stamp-A-Stacks we will make 6 cards, 3 each of 2 different designs, for a cost of $15. All materials and light refreshments are provided. So if you love Stampin'Up, or just are into card making or papercraft, and live in driving distance of the Central Coast, NSW, pop the date in your diary, and come along :-) To book your spot please email me at lindastamps@bigpond.com I can give you the address details when you book in.

I hope you can join us!

Linda xx

Sunday, 11 September 2011

My Regional Training Presentation

I was very honoured to be asked to present at this year's Regional Training in Sydney. I haven't presented for a couple of years, and when Sophie from SU rang to see if I would like to do it, I jumped at the chance. Today I want to show you the cards that I made with my chosen technique.

I'm not sure if the technique has an official name, but I've been calling it "Watercolour Resist"... I love it because it gives a different result every time, and I seem to be drawn to more unpredictable techniques. I also love when I use these kind of techniques in a class because each of my customers goes home with something different, that they created themselves... and there isnt another one quite like it. This makes you feel quite "arty"... and I love the creativity that can inspire!

So I think I will run this as a class in its own right in the coming months.. stayed tuned for that.

I used wet watercolour paper and reinkers for the first couple of projects here:

And then I showed a cool way to use the inks from our distressing kit:

This was probably my favourite card of the ones I showed... but they are all very different. Which one do you like best??

If you made it to Sydney Regionals, I hope you enjoyed the day... I had a fantastic time, and SU put on a great event as always. If you havent been to Regional training before, definitely plan to go next time - its available to both Demonstrators and their guests, and represents great value! What you come away with in terms of information is so valuable, and the connections that you make with other demonstrators is a wonderful thing.

Lastly, if you would like to find out more about becoming a demonstrator yourself, please email me at lindastamps@bigpond.com Its a NO-risk, completely fun way to make extra income, and if you have any creative bones in your body at all, then you will love getting your hands on all those lovely products at a discount. And in September 2011, you can do that for as little as $169... how good is that? For more information, please contact me!

Friday, 9 September 2011

Look what came by courier today!

I just love surprises in the mail!

Here's what was inside:

Air Tickets and itinery, schedule for the 5 days away, and wheel spin tickets to win prizes each day we are there. All inside this cute Fijian wallet and tied up in raffia. I love the thought and detail that goes into these things. And I love the little rubber stamp on the outside of the wallet too.... how appropriate!

Since you guys are the reason I am going, I thought you'd like to see it all. It's just over a month til we fly, so its great to have all the tickets and information now. Now just waiting for my new passport to arrive!

Back soon with some more new stuff!

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Sneak-peek of a Launch card for tomorrow

As my day launch is tomorrow I thought I would give you just a peek at one of the projects we are going to be making... and this one is using the absolutely divine new Specialty paper called "Mocha Morning" (rrp $24.95 for a pack of 12) It's hard to see in the photo here, but this is a VERY tactile card - particularly because this piece of background paper is flocked, which just makes you want to touch it! This is my personal favourite paper so far in the new catalogue, but I'm sure that I will do what I normally do and change my mind at some point. But I really really love this!

And yes, I can still squeeze in one or two more if anyone makes a last minute decision to come. The launch starts at 11am, we will make 3 projects, and there are prizes and all materials supplied. (As well as a light lunch) The cost is $20, and includes your new catalogue. All events are held at Narara on the Central Coast, if you need the address I can give you that when you book in.

Forever Young

Hey everyone.. just a quick card to show you today, as I am busy preparing for my first launch tomorrow. But I have been enjoying all my beautiful new things (even more arrived this morning) and have been having so much fun just PLAYING with it all. This card was a fun one to make.. I am enjoying the new Incolor range.. the two colours here are Island Indigo and Pool Party. The stamp set is "Forever Young" - I previously showed you the clock from the same set (click HERE to see it).

Hope you like it too. xx

Friday, 2 September 2011

Day Catalogue launch next Wednesday 7th September

Hello everyone,

Many of you would have received my newsletter with the details of next Wednesday's launch... I have no spots left at all for the evening launch, but still a few left for the day event. So if you would like to join us, we will be making 3 projects, and you will get the chance to get your hands on lots of new stuff! Plus there are Launch-only specials, and of course a light lunch is provided. The cost is $20 and includes all materials and your 2011-12 Idea Book and Catalogue too. It will be held at Narara on the Central Coast, and I can give you the address details when you book in. We will be starting the launch at 11am on the 7th September.

To reserve your spot please contact me at lindastamps@bigpond.com. If you attempt to reply to this email in your inbox, it wont get through to me.. you must use the email address lindastamps@bigpond.com

And because it is Father's Day this coming Sunday I thought you might like to see the Father's Day card I made this week. Isn't it cool? This is brand new set we have available in our new catalogue called "Best Dad Ever" - I'm a bit sad that it has only just come out because I think it would have been very popular for Father's Day.. but there is always next year!

Enjoy! xx

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Join Stampin Up for only $169 in September

What a fabulous promotion we have this month! If you have EVER thought about becoming a Stampin'Up demonstrator and sharing your love of papercraft with other people... then NOW is the time! We have two options for those that wish to be part of this... you can join with our special "Mini Kit"... it's valued at over $310 and just for September is just $169. Please note that this kit wont be available after September. This is a really great deal if you have been a customer of SU for a while and have already bought a ton of stuff... stop paying full price for all your products and join my wonderful team of demonstrators! And for those of you who have been demonstrators before, and are looking for an opportunity to rejoin... this is a wonderful opportunity!

Here's what is in the Mini Kit:

* Easy Events Clear-Mount Set*
* Pennant Parade Wood-Mount Set*
* Basic Black Classic Stampin' Pad
* Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad
* Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' Pad
* Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad
* A4 Smooth Card Stock Assortment
* Just Add Cake Designer Series Paper*
* Chocolate Chip 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon*
* Notes Cards (20)
* Clear-Mount Block C
* Blender Pen (1)
* SNAIL Adhesive
* Business supplies

*New to the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalogue

All that for $169!!! Please note that you can customize your kit by substituting many of the items... just contact me for more information about that.

The other option this month is to buy our regular kit - which from today (September 1st) is worth OVER $610!!!! This month only it is 20% off... so that's a total of $231.20 That's a good deal, no matter how you look at it.

Both kits equip you as a fully-fledged demonstrator... what you do with that is completely up to you. But for those wanting to make some extra dollars, and to build it up, I am happy to offer my help and support as necessary. That's why we talk all the time about "Sharing what you Love". Joining Stampin'Up remains, 5 years down the track, one of the best decisions I have ever made.

For more information, please contact me at lindastamps@bigpond.com.

Linda H

Here it is...

Happy Spring Everyone!

and of course... HAPPY NEW CATALOGUE

Click here to see an online version, or contact me to get your own!

And thats not all I have for you this month! Lots to tell you in the coming days. To start with, for one week from today (that is the 1st to 7th September 2011) I am offering free shipping on all orders placed with me. Thats a 5% discount... and the reason is to say thank you for your business... as on the 7th September I will have been with the company 5 years! Woo Hoo... (dont worry I am going to be around for a long time :-) I have loved being part of Stampin Up... and I am here to stay. I am blessed to make an income doing something that I love... and I love sharing this with as many people as I can.

Also starting today we have a fabulous recruiting promotion... In September 2011 you can choose to join SU with our fabulous Mini Kit. There is $310 worth of value in it... and you pay only $169!!! If you have EVER thought about joining SU... (and especially if you already have lots of stuff!) then this is an awesome time! What business do you know of that costs only $169 to start?? Please contact me at lindastamps@bigpond.com for more information!

Enjoy the new catalogue! xxx