Monday, 28 May 2012

Gettiing Ready...

This is a really exciting week for me! I am off to our Stampin'Up Convention later in the week and I seriously cant wait.  Well I guess I have to... but it's only a couple of days away now, so I think I will survive. Clothes shopping is done. Boot shopping is done. Food supplies (ie wine and cheese) still to do, but that's easy. There are so many things I get excited about with Convention.. the swaps, seeing the US and Australian staff, meeting new people, seeing new products and learning lots of new techniques and ideas. But the best bit is catching up with my wonderful demonstrator friends... this is my 6th Convention so it's great to see many of the girls that I have formed close friendships with over the years.

But you know what?  This is also an exciting time for Customers.  There are always lots of new things to share after Convention about what is happening with SU and new products. Some of them I wont be allowed to tell you until the new catalogue release, but you'll be getting to see some of the great ideas at my classes and workshops over the coming months. And we already know that there is an awesome promo for June... when you spend $125 in June you qualify for the very cute stamp set called "Reason to Smile"... I've made a card with it here so that you can see just one idea for what you can do with it. It's a two-step set, and those are always popular. You can also purchase it, but the free option sounds pretty good to me :-)

I'll be back with more details at the beginning of the promotion (beginning of June).  Don't forget that the Paper Party promo is almost over so get your order to me by Thursday 31st May to take advantage of that. For a reminder of what you get in the Paper Party promo click HERE.  To place an order or even just get some information please email me by clicking HERE.

I'll try to put a a few photos of what we are up to at Convention, so check back here for updates.  I have classes starting back next week, so check the blog for all the classes in June.

Phew! So much happening! Looking forward to sharing it with you!
Linda xx

Monday, 21 May 2012

Pleated Ribbon Share

  I haven't done a Ribbon Share for a while, and wanted to offer a share for those of you who have been eyeing off the very beautiful pleated ribbons in our current catalogue.  I have been using it over and over since our current Mini came out last month, and I do hope there is something very similar in our next big catalogue... although there are no guarrantees of that of course. But it's here now... and if you would like to get your hands on some of all four colours for a reduced price this is your chance.

There are four rolls in the above four colours - Baja Breeze, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizazz, and Riding Hood Red, and they retail for $13.95 per roll (not including postage). There is 4.6m of beautiful ribbon on each roll.  But if you take part in my Ribbon Share, you can purchase a quarter of each roll of ribbon for a total of $14 for the share. So that means you are getting all four colours for $14. Or you may choose to purchase a double-share (which is half a roll of each colour ribbon) for $25. That's a great deal. Please note that these prices included postage.

I am happy to send the ribbons to you regardless of where you might be located within Australia.  To take part just email me by clicking HERE.  I'll be offering this share until the end of May.. so get in before the end of the month for a great deal on beautiful ribbon :-)

Linda H xx

Friday, 18 May 2012

Challenging :-)

Each month our team has been taking part in a little challenge... sometimes it's a sketch, sometimes it colour or other inspiration.

This month's team challenge has been a colour challenge... I am so excited to see some of the girls putting up their takes on the colours I have chosen. I was inspired by the colours above in a bowl of curly pasta :-)  (Found this online, and have no idea where the image came from though).  This is a competition I run for my little team of demonstrators each month... and I love seeing what the girls come up with!

So here is my simple little take on the colours... maybe you'll feel inspired too! :-)

If you want to be part of an awesome team of girls who love to create... and make money doing just that.... then please contact me! It's only $169 to join Stampin'Up... and you get an ongoing discount every month you are a demonstrator. Email me to learn more about this awesome opportunity.

And have a fabulous weekend!

Friday, 11 May 2012

Framelits Class next week...

Hello everyone!

Next week I have several lovely projects planned for my Framelits class. We'll be making three projects.. one is a box which I cant wait to make with you, and another uses the cool Embossing technique that I am showcasing on today's card.  Framelits are really versatile dies, and embossing with them makes them even more useful!

So if you are able to join us for next week's class I am sure you will learn some cool new stuff to do with your Framelits. Here are the dates:

Tuesday 15th May @ 7.30pm
Thursday 17th May @ 11am

The cost to make the three projects is $20, and all materials and light refreshments are provided.

To reserve your spot please email me by clicking HERE.

Hope you enjoy this little card :-)

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Papercraft and Cardmaking Classes on the Central Coast

It's amazing to me that I have been running Cardmaking classes on the Central Coast (not just cards, but all kinds of papercrafty projects) for nearly 6 years!  When I began I was a bit shaky, not really knowing what I was doing... but I've always had a love of creative pursuits, and so I took to it very quickly.  Sometimes when you are starting out you have to "just do it", and the confidence comes later.

Nearly 6 years later, and I am so glad I headed down this path!  I still adore what I do.. more than ever in fact... and have learned so much, and met so many wonderful people over this time that some days I have to pinch myself to see it it's all real.

But indeed it is!  I have a few classes coming up in the next couple of weeks, and will be announcing more shortly. Next week I have a couple of Stamp-A-Stacks that still have some spots left, so please click HERE to email me and reserve your spot.

The dates are Tuesday 8th May @ 7.30pm, and Wednesday 9th May @ 11am.  You will make 6 cards, (3 each of 2 different designs) for a cost of $15.  All materials and light refreshments are provided.

I have a couple of other classes listed on my current schedule.. click onto by blog and look down the right-hand side bar for more details. And then email me by clicking HERE and be part of our classes. I hope to see you soon. :-)

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Paper Party for May

Can you believe it's May already??? This year is flying by! It's exciting though for lots of reasons... like the fact that our Annual SU convention is held at the end of this month (in Canberra, so best get my woolies on!) and I cant wait to see what they've got planned for us. We get lots of ideas and sneak-peeks of what's coming up, and it's all very exciting indeed!!

But it's also exciting because we have our fabulous Paper Party Promotion (thats's a lot of "P's"!). This month Customers can purchase 3 packs of our gorgeous Designer Series Paper (rrp $18.95)and will then be able to choose a fourth set absolutely free. So now is the time to stock up on your Patterned paper!

There is also some other exciting news. Our Demonstrator kit has been completely overhauled. Now it is only $169 to join Stampin'Up... and you can choose whatever products you would like in your kit to the value of $235!! Yes, that might be a Big Shot and dies.. or it might be inks, paper... WHATEVER YOU WANT! How good is that? Well... it get's even better. Because in the month of May you will also be able to take advantage of the Paper Party Promotion... all new demonstrators who sign up during May will also be eligible to receive a free pack of DSP every month until the end of the year. There are some conditions, (for example you cant join, and then resign, and still get the paper!) but that's a GREAT DEAL. So if you were thinking about it, then please contact me to receive a free information pack. All you have to do is email me by clicking HERE.  This is the hobby that puts money IN your pocket!

I am very excited about what this new Demonstrator kit option offers us all... this truly makes it one of the cheapest ways to start your own business... with support and resources and an active team. Please email me (or ask me) for more information... simply to learn more about how this can work for you.