Friday, 31 May 2013

Here it is! The 2013 Retirement List - some awesome bargains to be had.....

Today is the day that the 2013 Retiring Stamps and Accessories list has been released!  There are some great bargains in there... scroll through and see which items have been reduced. On the ones that are reduced there are savings of up to 50% off, and I expect them to sell out pretty quickly. For example, many of the Designer Series papers are marked down, as well as ribbons and brads. What is great this year is that there are images for most things on the list.. so it is easy to see what you want. If you are ordering online.. you can do it through my store here.  Or when you click on the image above you will also be directed to my store... you can order there if you want the order to come directly to you. Or you can use the hostess code 658013 when placing your order and it will all come back to me as a group order.  The other option of course is to EMAIL ME your order. I will be placing my first retirement order today as I want to get some of these things before they sell out.

These items are available only until June 30th.. or until they sell out. Dont muck about.. many of these will be gone quickly!

Enjoy this year's retirement list... oh.. and dont forget my "Retirement Party" on the 9th June. Click HERE for more details.

Thursday, 30 May 2013

2 Upcoming classes for you...

Next week I am running class to show how to use the Soda Pop Tops.  These are such useful little embellishments, and you can use them lots of different ways.  The class will cost $20, all materials are provided and you will go home with 3 projects.  The dates are:

Tuesday 4th June @ 7.30pm


Wednesday 5th June @ 11am

To reserve your class spot.....just EMAIL ME.  Classes are held on the Central Coast, and I can supply the address at time of booking. 

Then the following week on the 12th June I am re-running the very popular This and That Journal class.  I have 3 spots left at $60... but you need to book ASAP to secure this price which includes the This and That bundle (journal, rotary stamp, stickers, washi tape and Designer Series Paper pack) You will of course go home with the leftover products that you dont use from the pack. Alternatively you can pay $35 and receive everything to decorate the journal in-class (including the journal).  But you must pre-book so that I can purchase these products. 

Here is a little video to give you an idea of what the journal is like.. I love mine! 

Here is a pic of the cover of one of my journals. 

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Home from Convention - tired but happy :-)

Hi Honey.. Im home! Did you miss me??

I am now back from a completely wonderful week away in beautiful Brisbane. Stampin'Up Australia holds their annual Convention in a different capital city each year.. and Convention 2013 was at the Brisbane Exhibition Centre.  We made very good use of all the cafes and restaurants in the Southbank area (so much to choose from) and I will be back with more photos of what we got up to over the coming days... but I wanted to show you a couple of photos today.

One of the highlights of Convention for me this year was being asked to present a "Workshop Wow"... a short presentation of something that people love to see in your workshops. I had trouble deciding what to present.. but in the end I decided that rather than choose something new and exciting... I would keep it simple, and go back to something that I have loved from the beginning. I did the "Emboss Resist" technique.. but on Vellum, which is one of my most favourite mediums to work with.

A lot of people think that Vellum is not robust enough to endure the heat embossing process, but that's not true.. especially our lovely Vellum card stock... its the same weight as normal card stock, so that makes it great for embossing on. Here are some of my samples from the presentation.

Here is a card simply embossed with Pool Party Embossing powder:

and then exactly the same card with Emboss Resist... embossed in white, and sponged pool party ink over the top:

I like the softer effect of the second card.. what do you think??

Then I showed this card that many of you may have already seen...

The background is embossed in white and then has Regal Rose sponged over the top.  Its still one of my favourite cards.

I made a few other cards for the presentation.. let me know if you would like to see those too. But I left them on the display boards.. so will need to wait for SU to mail them to me so I can show you :-)

Here's a cute photo of myself and Shelli at our Manager's Reception on the first evening.. cant believe it is only 7 weeks until we fly to the US for THEIR convention in Salt Lake City! How exciting :-)

Lots more to show you, but thats it for today. Enjoy xx

Monday, 27 May 2013

2 days left to get yourself an Awesome Deal!

They don't it very often... but right now Stampin'Up Australia is offering an awesome special on their Demonstrator kit. You pay only $169.. and you get $295 worth of products of your choice!  Not to mention an ongoing 20% discount and so much more! Why would you not do this???

You don't need any special skills, just a love of all things papery and inky.  Full training is provided.. if you want it. What do you have to do? Either contact me by clicking HERE and I will get you some more info.. or if you just want to jump in, click HERE and then fill in the online form. Just have your credit card handy. It's that simple.

This offer closes on Thursday, 30th May 2013, so don't muck about... just do it. :-)

Saturday, 18 May 2013

Rescheduled Stamp-A-Stack on Thursday 30th May... book your spot

Last week I was unable to run this month's daytime Stamp-A-Stack.. although I did run the evening one.  I have chosen to reschedule this class for the 30th May @ 11am.. and at this point there are still spots left if you would like to come along. The cost is $20 and you will create 6 cards (3 each of 2 different designs).. all materials are provided and refreshments too.

To book in, just email me by clicking HERE.

I've posted the cards again today for your information... so you know what it is we are making. :-0

This Year's Retirement Party - afternoon tea and some bargains :-)

Would you believe that our current catalogues are nearly at an end... and so with that in mind my attention has turned to the annual "Retirement Party".  This event is something that I run each year, and it enables me to get a lot of discontinuing products off my shelves. To make way, of course, for all the gorgeousness that is coming in the NEW catalogue. This year the new catalogue sales period begins on the 2nd July.. so that means that our current catalouges end at the end of June.

How does the retirement party work? Well I pull all my discontinuing stamps, papers, inks, dies and accessories off the shelves.... price them down... and then you come along, have afternoon tea with me, maybe make a project (optional.. but you can if you would like to) and look through the retiring stuff. If you want it you can put your name on it and come 2nd July... you give me the cash, and the products are all yours!

In past years these events have been super successful, and i am sure this will be the case again this year. So I have set aside the following date for this fun event... Sunday 9th June, either 1pm or 3pm.  You can stay for a few minutes, or stay for a few hours. It's an "open house" style of event, so you can come and go at whatever time suits you.  If you haven't been along before then when you RSVP I can give you the address details.  I do need people to RSVP... mainly so that I can cater for the afternoon, and make up the right number of project packs for those that want to make one.

The price? It's free!... I dont charge for the retirement party. It's a chance for me to give back to all my wonderful customers, and offer you the chance at some bargains as well.

To RSVP, just EMAIL ME, and I will pop your name down. Hope to see you there and enjoy a cuppa with you. :-)

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Workshop card with the Soda Pop Tops

How much fun are the Soda Pop Tops in the current Autumn catalogue!  At only $6.95 a pack they are great value... and add so much to your projects.

Tomorrow I am doing a workshop/party for a lovely group of customers.... and this is the card I am creating with them. At workshops I try to always cover different techniques so that people go away feeling that they have learned something new.  And with their very own created project too of course!  Right now (and until the 30th May) we have great special where if your party reaches $400 in sales you will receive an additional $60 in free product.... that's a minimum of $120 free dollars to spend on whatever you like!

Of course you don't have to host a party... any order of this size will qualify!!

Alternately I am running class to show how to use the Soda Pop Tops in the first week of June.  The class will cost $20, all materials are provided and you will go home with 3 projects.  The dates are:

Tuesday 4th June @ 7.30pm


Wednesday 5th June @ 11am

To book your party date.. or to place an order.. or reserve your class spot.....just EMAIL ME. Or click over onto my ONLINE STORE to place an order that way.

I hope you enjoy the card...look forward to hearing from you soon.


Wednesday, 15 May 2013

MDS on Sale.. plus this week's downloads

At the moment you can get 25% off many of our digital downloads. If you havent played with MDS yet.. you really should. And there really is no excuse right now.. because the MDS trial is still free! Jump onto my ONLINE STORE, and click on "My Digital Studio" in the menu.. from there you can select the free trial.  Why not jump in and find out what its all about?

We also have new downloads available this week for those that already have the program.. Click HERE to see this week's downloads

Monday, 13 May 2013

Card No. 2 for this week's Stamp-a-Stack

.....And here is the second card for this week's class. Come along and make 6 cards, 3 each of 2 different designs.  The class is $20, and all materials and refreshments provided.  Click HERE to book in.

I've used Baja Breeze on this card, as it is one of our retiring colours at the end of next month..

Enjoy the card, and I look forward to seeing you soon. xx

This week's Stamp-A-Stack... Card No. 1

This is the first of my two cards at this week's Stamp-a-Stack classes. As always we will make 6 cards, (3 each of 2 different designs) and one of this month's cards is this cute kids or baby's card. It doesn't have to say congratulations if you have another occasion in mind... but I thought this would be a great card for younger recipients.  I have used the new "This and That Epic Day" DSP on this one.... just love these colours!  If you have children or grandkids I am sure these cute cards will come in very handy!

Here are the details for this week's class.

Tuesday 14th May 7.30pm


Thursday 16th May 11am

Cost is $20 for the 6 cards.  All materials and refreshments provided.  Classes are held on the Central Coast and address details are provided when you book in.  We use Stampin'Up products at all our classes.

I would love to see you there!

Saturday, 11 May 2013

Short and Sweet

Just a quick and simple post today... showing you a little ATC that I did for my last class on Spritzing.

This stamp set is the "By the Tide" set from our current Autumn catalogue.  (The number is 129117 (wood) or 129120 (clear) and it retails for $48.95 (w) or $38.95 (c).. page 19 of the catty).  Its quite a lot of fun to play with.  Dont forget you can always order through my online store (click HERE to access it) if you prefer, or contact me by email by clicking HERE.

I have a couple of Stamp-A-Stacks coming up this week, so let me know if you would like to join us.. pics up in the next couple of days.

Enjoy xx

Thursday, 9 May 2013

This and That Epic Day Card

This coming Saturday you might have noticed I am running a journal class where you can come and decorate our lovely new This and That journal.  It would make a gorgeous gift (possibly Mother's Day, or any other kind of gift really).. and here today is the matching card that we are also making. At this moment I do still have spots left. There is one spot left at $60 to get the full bundle, or if you are just happy to decorate and keep the journal and card itself, then the class is $35.

So who wants to come and make these with me?  Afternoon tea is also provided, and of course, all materials.  Classes are held on the Central Coast, and I can supply the address when you book in.

For those that aren't sure what's in the bundle, click HERE. Or to book in, click HERE.

I hope you can make it.. and enjoy the card. (I love these colours together!)

Sunday, 5 May 2013

This and That Journal Class - book your spot!

This month Stampin'Up have released the "This and That Epic Day" range of products, and this beautiful journal is part of the range. This is one of the products from our upcoming new Catalogue due out on July 1st, but SU have released this one early for us.  :-)

The range is just beautiful... and you should see the journal inside! Its gorgeous!  You can buy the products as single items, or you can buy the bundle this month for 15% off... which means you get all the products for $55.88 (plus postage).  Here they are:

131268  Epic Day This and That Journal - $18.95

130814 Epic Day This and That Designer Series Paper - $18.95

131463 Remember This and That Rotary Stamp  - $9.95

131271 Epic Day This and That Designer Stickers - $8.95

131269 Epic Day This and That Designer Washi Tape - $8.95

OR... if you love it all you can purchase the bundle at 15% off.

If you come along to my class to decorate the journal (and create a matching card) then the whole class is only $60 (to get the whole bundle plus the class - which means that the class is almost free). Or you can just decorate the journal and get the bits you need for the class. In which case the class is $35.  The class will be held at 2pm on Saturday 11th May (the day before Mother's day.. so this could be a great gift if you wish).  To reserve your spot just EMAIL ME.  At time of writing I still have a few spots left, but I need to know who is coming so that I can order enough kits.

Classes are held on the Central Coast and I can supply the address at time of booking.  All materials and refreshments are provided.

Cant make the class? You can still buy any of the items or the bundle and I will be placing an order for them on Monday evening (6th) if you want to add it on.

I am loving the paper especially.. love these colours together!  Here is a close up of the journal cover that i have created for the class, but of course you could decorate yours any way you choose!

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

New Month and that means New Specials from Stampin' Up!

Here we are and its the 1st May already! Goodness.. this year is already flying by!

But a new month means we have some great new specials to work with, and I thought you might like to see what they are....

1. The "This and That" product line has been released today. Now available to buy from me... either through my online store (see over to the right hand side of my blog and click on the Online Store image), or you can still contact me on MY EMAIL if you prefer.  "This and That" is a gorgeous new range of products - these will be available in the upcoming new Idea Book and Catalogue due out July 1st, but this range has been released a little early so that you can enjoy it NOW.  What is in it? Well you can purchase a variety of coordinating products...  
  • Epic Day This and That Art Journal $18.95
  • Epic Day This and That DSP $18.95
  • Remember This and That Rotary stamp
  • Epic Day This and That Designer Stickers
  • Epic Day This and That Designer Washi Tape
You can purchase any of these products singly... OR you can purchase them as a bundle and before May 31st you will receive 15% off the bundle... so all of these items together will cost $55.88.  There is a picture at the top of this post that shows off the journal... or you can click HERE to visit the individual images online. 

I am running a class to decorate the journal on Saturday 11th May @ 2pm. So if you would like to come along just email me.  To come along to the class you will only pay $60 and get the entire bundle included in the class, and will take home all the bundle bits whether you use them or not.  Alternatively you can come along and get the journal included, and the materials to decorate it.. but wont take the leftovers home. To do it this way will cost $35. This would make a great gift (possibly Mother's Day which is the following day??) and of course there will be a matching card :-)  

Classes are held on the Central Coast... all materials and refreshments are provided. 

If you would like to come to this class please let me know by Monday May 6th so that I can have all the products ordered and available on the day. 

Here is a cute little video to give you an idea of what you can do with your journal...

2. MDS on Sale!!! 

Get 25% off select My Digital Studio content until June 15th. This includes all ensemble, calendar, photobook and swatch book digital content.  If you have downloaded MDS this is a great opportunity to add to your library of awesome digital content.   Dont forget the MDS Trial is still available and it is completely FREE. If you go across to my online store you can just click on it and order it right here.  The Epic Day This and That kit is already part of MDS.. so you can add that one to your collection. I did... and here is 2 pages I created with elements from this kit:  

I started with a Custom Template that we got for free during Sale-A-Bration.. and then I added the Epic day bits on... like the Chevrons, the quote, the tickets and the flags.  Love what you can do with this program!  

3. Dont forget that the Hostess special to RECEIVE AND EXTRA $60 PRODUCT on top of your workshops is still continuing. This applies whether you hold an actual workshop.. or whether you are just putting through a larger order.. or even putting a few friends orders through together. As long as you have $400 or more of orders, you will receive $120 in free product!!! Usually the hostess benefits for a $400 workshop or party are $60, but right now and until May 30th you will receive an additional $60 worth of free products!  How cool is that?? (please note this special ends on the 30th May... not the 31st!!!!)

4. And last but not least... there is a RECRUIT SPECIAL this month.  If you have ever thought about beginning your own Stampin' Up business as a demonstrator then this is the time to do it!  Our awesome kit costs $169... and for that you get to choose whatever you want in it up to a total of $235... BUT RIGHT NOW you will receive an additional $60 in your kit!  So thats almost $300 worth of product for only $169.  So start saving (your own purchases are cheaper because you save 20% minimum on your products as long as you remain a demonstrator) and if you want to you can actually turn your hobby into a great little earning business. I did!  This special is available also until the 30th May. You can join online to make it quick and easy.. just EMAIL ME if you need more info. 

Phew! Thats a lot of stuff going on!  

Any questions just contact me. This is my business... and I love to hear from you guys!  

Enjoy the specials this month!