Wednesday, 30 October 2013

A different kind of video for you today...Ben shows us the Big Shot

This week with having been unwell, as well as trying to prepare for the Penrith Craft Show has left me without time to make you guys a video this week. So instead here is my home-made video of my 4 year old son demonstrating the Big Shot. This was several years ago.. so its nice to remember that he was actually cute once. :-)

For some reason I cant get the video to embed properly in to my post for some reason... but you can copy the link into your browser to watch it (until I work out how to fix it up).

Enjoy xx

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Envelope Punch Board is OUT TODAY! Check out the video...

So today sees the release of our wonderful new tool.. the Envelope Punch Board! Here in Australia it retails for $31.95 and you can get yours by contacting me, or by using the "Shop Now" button on this page.

Last week I made a box with it too... so its not just for envelopes.  Enjoy the video... and get yours soon!

Monday, 28 October 2013

What Ive been working on...

This weekend coming is the Penrith PaperCraft Show... and myself and group of gorgeous SU girls are going to be there again this year.  We have been busy preparing for the display and thinking about our demonstrations.  If you find yourself with any free time this coming Friday 1st November (or Saturday or Sunday) come out and pay us a visit... we will have make and takes and loads to check out.

So today I am sharing with you a quick "sneak peek" of one of our display items.. I am in the process of making these cute flowers for the stand, a task I am sharing with Vanessa Webb, whilst the other girls are also busy creating all manner of beautiful things! And as a bonus you also get to see a bit of my messy craft table :-)

We will be at Penrith Panthers this coming weekend so come and drop by our stand!  The show is on from 9.30am - 4.30pm Friday 1st November, Saturday 2nd November and Sunday 3rd November. See you there!

Friday, 25 October 2013

Scary card for Mr 8's birthday!

So my youngest turns 8 this coming weekend.  Which means a few changes for our little family... but he is so excited! We've been getting the count down for the past couple of months... but the last couple of weeks there are almost hourly reminders! LOL This morning when I woke him up for school his first words were "its two more days til my birthday..."

I doubt that there is any chance we could possibly forget!

Here is the little card I made for him..super fast card. Im not really into Halloween, but I think the "Witches Brew" washi tape works all year round on little boys cards :-) Of course I have used "Gorgeous Grunge" AGAIN in the background,

Back soon with more for you.... hope we survive the weekend :-)

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Joyful Christmas One layer card

Sometimes the simplest cards are the most effective.  This little card was simply stamped in Versamark, then heat embossed in clear embossing powder. Then I sponged the colours over the top - the colours are Crisp Cantalope and Baked Brown Sugar.  The sentiment is from the also from the same stamp set - "Joyful Christmas".

One layer cards are hard to pull off at times, but I think this one works pretty well. :-)

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

This week's video- How to create Awesome cards with the Card Thinlits Dies

Yep, its that time of the week again.. time for another video :-)  Today I wanted to show you our new Card Thinlits dies as these were released only yesterday (22/10/13).  They are so much fun to play with!  In the video I show you how I made the card above.  If you want to order them, click on the SHOP NOW button on this page.  Your order can be delivered to any address in Australia for a low postage charge.

I hope you love it :-)

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Get 25% off a huge list of 25 stamp sets.. but only for a few days...

Stampin'Up are celebrating their 25th birthday on the 25th October... so they are celebrating by giving you the presents! And with '25' being the number of the moment, they have pick an awesome way to do it. 25% off 25 awesome stamp sets!

But this special is ONLY until the 28th October... so you only have a few days to get them ones you want.  You can click HERE to see the list of available stamps. Then to order either EMAIL ME, or visit my online store by clicking on the SHOP NOW button.  Dont miss out!

They are here... Get your hands on the new Thinlits Card Dies...

So I featured a card previously that I made with the new Thinlits card dies (I've popped a photo again below)... as of today these are available to buy.  They work with your Big Shot and are so easy to use!  If you would like to see them in action before you decide if they are for you.. stay tuned as I will be posting a video shortly.. or you can book into my next Technique class which will feature these dies.

Dates are:

 Tuesday November 12th @ 7.30pm


Wednesday 13th November @ 11am

If you preorder your thinlits before the class, your class will only be $10.  Otherwise this class is $25 and includes all materials to make 3 projects.  

The numbers to purchase the dies are:
133479Label Card Thinlits Die$55.95 AUD/$67.95 NZD
133480Circle Card Thinlits Die$55.95 AUD/$67.95 NZD
As you can see there are 2 styles available... the label ones are like the ones in the photo at the top of this post, and the circle ones are like the card below:

Contact me if you would like to join us for the class.. or if you wish to order some for yourself. You can also visit my online store by clicking on the "Shop Now" button. 

Monday, 21 October 2013

The very last day.....

So... today is the very last day to "Join for $25".  Yep.. no catch.. you really can join Stampin'Up as a demonstrator for only $25.  So why is this a good deal?

On the face of it, it doesn't sound all that amazing. I mean, you get up to $26.95 worth of product.. so that isn't sounding like the most amazing deal of the century. But this is a very clever special.. because you get A LOT when you place your first order.

As a demonstrator you get a standard 20% commission on every order - whether that be product for yourself, or orders from friends.  But if you place an order of over $300 in the first 30 days after you have signed with this special, you will also get an additional 10% in commission back in your pocket (so 30%) PLUS a free stamp set OF ANY VALUE (you choose the set).  Not to mention the $50 hostess benefits you get on an order over $300.

And because we are currently running extra hostess benefits on workshops over $400.. if that first order is $400 or more, you will also get an additional $25 worth of hostess benefits if you order before the end of October.

There is support and a whole community of awesome demonstrators that share ideas and inspiration. We have a facebook group and ask questions when we need help or answers.  The company also offers support in the form of an awesome website and a bi-monthly mag with lots of ideas too.

I've been doing this for 7 years.. and I have NEVER regretted my decision to join Stampin Up Australia. They are an amazing company to work with. So if you have any questions about this awesome offer please contact me TODAY... as this special ends tonight!  Some of the benefits I mentioned above expire with this offer too... so don't miss out!

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Winter Frost Hexagon Christmas Card

Want to see one of the cards we will be making at our next Stamp-a-Stack in November?   I've punched out our Winter Frost DSP from Stampin'Up.... adding just a little Silver glimmer paper as well. Like it? Why dont you join us for next month's class here on the Central Coast (NSW).  Details are below:

 Come along and get stuck into your Christmas Cards for this year. You will go home with 6 hand-made cards (3 each of 2 different designs). The cost is $20 and all materials and refreshments are provided. Book in early to reserve your spot as these classes fill quickly. Address details are given when you book.

Dates are:

Tuesday 5th November @ 7.30pm
Wednesday 6th November @ 11am

If you would like to join us, contact me by clicking HERE

Friday, 18 October 2013

Festive Flurries Window Card

This weekend I am excited because I have 3 Stampin'Up workshops with 3 separate groups of creative girls. I thought I would show you one of the projects we are making.

This is a really simple card made with the Festive Flurries stamp set and matching framelits. Soooo glad you don't have to cut these out!  We have the Big Shot for that :-)  I also used some of the Foil sheets in the WinterFrost DSP and stamped over the corners of the card with the "Flowering Flourishes" set.  The flourish in the "Everything Eleanor" set would have worked just as well... think I will take both with me and give the girls the option to choose which one they prefer.

If you would like to book your own workshop (Christmas or otherwise) please contact me.  Right now we have an awesome special on for hostesses to get extra free products when they hold a crafty get-together in their home.  But special or no special, the benefits are awesome, and getting people together to be creative is one of the best ways I know to have a lot of fun.  And if you dont thnk you are creative... I bet I can show you how and change your mind!

I cover the Sydney, Central Coast and Hunter areas, so dont let your location stop you.  (This weekend my workshops are in the Port Stephens, Blue Mountains, and Sydney areas - so I am very flexible!) Book yours today.

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Ooooh.. look what's coming next week! (And a little special..)

So Im not allowed to show you the actual product just yet... but today I sat down and made my first card with my new Circle Card Thinlits die... and this was the result. How easy are there?  Very impressed at how easy and quick it is to make a "flip card" (or "swing" card)... I've made these before with cutting and scoring and mucking about.. well not anymore! This is EASY!

So... there will be two Card Thinlits Dies styles available - the circle one (the one used to make this card) and the Label one... both will be available to customers on the 22nd October 2013 for a cost of
$55.95 (AUD)

Im also running a technique class next month to show you how to use these dies.. and give you some project ideas.  Here are the details:

Dates are:

 Tuesday November 12th @ 7.30pm


Wednesday 13th November @ 11am

If you preorder your thinlits before the class, your class will only be $10.  Otherwise this class is $25 and includes all materials to make 3 projects.  

But here's an extra specials for my readers:

Put your name down with me to order either of the Card Thinlits dies by Monday 21st October, and you will receive a pack of Paper Doilies (RRP $4.95) with your purchase. To take part in this special you need to CONTACT ME via email.  I will be placing the order on the 22nd October when the new dies are released.  So you only have a few days to be part of this deal.

Please note this is just a little special I am offering to my readers... its not available from other demonstrators or Stampin' Up.

Stay tuned for more awesome products made with these fun dies for your Big Shot.

Here's another pic of the above card when opened....

PS If you are interested in seeing a Video that shows how I created the background of this card with Paper Doilies.. scroll down and view my last post.  Its just a short video tutorial, but its a cute idea :-)

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Quick Tip Video: How to use Paper Doilies to create a beautiful background

I love our Paper Doilies from Stampin'Up! Awesome on all kinds of projects... especially vintagey projects.  Today's video shows you another way to use them.  Here's a card that shows this technique in the background:

I hope you enjoy the video... I'll be back with more soon.

Monday, 14 October 2013

Joyful Christmas with Embossed Gold Foil

A simple card really... I embossed the Gold foil with the Pretty Print embossing folder for instant impact, and the hessian is the new "Burlap Ribbon". I cut it in half, and frayed the edged. I sponged a little inside the flower to give it a bit more impact. 

Dont forget there are lots of classes coming up over the next couple of months.  Contact me if you would like to come along and create with me. 

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Simple Embossed Christmas Card with the Festive Flurry stamp set

If you are going to be creating your Christmas cards "en-masse" then you really want to stick to a simple design without too much fussing around. But we still want it to be effective. This simple little card fits the bill... I adore the new Coastal Cabana colour, and love it team with white - so crisp and clean.  We made this one in the last Stamp-a-Stack, so quite a few readers will already have seen it, but thought I'd pop it up here today for those that havent. 

Dont forget that we only have a week and a half left of our "Join for $25" special promotion.... yep that's right.. you can become a demonstrator for only $25. I dont expect anything like this promotion to be offered again soon (they've never done it before) so dont miss out! If you have ever thought of joining Stampin'Up (or rejoining!) then jump in and make the most of this awesome promo. CONTACT ME for more information!  Or you can visit the STAMPIN'UP WEBSITE to learn more. 

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Sneak Peek - Hexagon Scrapbook page

Have you noticed that Hexagons are in right now? You will spot them in all kinds of trendy design shops like Typo, Kikki.K and lots of others.  So of course you will find them in Papercraft! I love that we have a hexagon embossing folder, Hexagon stamps, MDS hexagon designs, and the "This and That" range of products. And of course there is a hexagon punch.. which is what i used to cut out these hexagons! So easy and looks great!

This is just a sneak peek of a Scrapbook layout I am doing for a class next week! I really love how this turned out, and will show you the full page when i get my photo for it printed... need to do that tomorrow :-)

Enjoy the page... if you are into Scrapbooking, cardmaking or papercraft, check out my ideas right here, or visit my Youtube channel and watch some of my technique videos. There are so many options, and Stampin'Up has so many beautiful items to work with... its not just stamps!!

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

This week's Video: How to decorate the Mini Muslin Bags

A couple of weeks ago I showed you this Mini Muslin Bag that I decorated... today you can see the video of how I did it.  This week's video shows you how to make perfect dots on your project, and one of many different ways you could decorate your bags.  Awesome for little gifts, I am looking forward to giving away some of these some Christmas time :-)


To see more, subscribe to my Video Channel. And dont forget our AWESOME specials this month.. you can Join Stampin'Up as a Demonstrator for only $25. And hosting a party this month gets you an extra $25 in free product ($400 minimum workshop).  Contact me for any further information about these deals or anything else Stampin'Up related.

I hope you enjoy this week's video and I'll be back with more soon.

Linda xx

Monday, 7 October 2013

This month's Technique Class... Shaker Cards

This month I am making Shaker cards for our Technique class... we havent done these before.  Today's little card is a cute baby card, and the "shaker" bit is the gold glitter floating around in the middle.  These are such attention grabbing cards.. and you are going to love them!

Here are the class details:

Come along and learn how to use our awesome Shaker Frames, and go home with 3 cool creations. You will also receive a pack of Shaker Frames (valued at $8.95)when you attend the class - the cost of these in included in the class. Cost is $25 and includes all materials and refreshments.Dates are:
Tuesday 15th October @ 7.30pm
Wednesday 16th October @ 11am

Contact Me to book your spot!

Here's a close up of the centre of the above card:

Saturday, 5 October 2013

Modern Medley card for World Card Making Day

Yes, there really is such a thing as World Card Making Day.. and today is it!  To celebrate, Stampin'Up  organized a little competition for us to enter... to make a card and send it to them.  There are 50 winners chosen from this part of the world, and the prizes are a rotary stamp and washi tape.  So here for you today is my entry.

Even if its not chosen, it was a fun card to make.  I cut some squares from our Modern Medley Designer Series paper, and embossed the "splodge" stamp (from the 'Gorgeous Grunge' stamp set) in silver. The heart is the smallest heart frame lit. And the sentiment is from "Field Flowers".  This card only took a few minutes to make.  

I hope you enjoy it.  Back with more for you soon!

Friday, 4 October 2013

Joyful Christmas simply Embossed

Every now and again I like to make a simple one-layer card.... with virtually no preparation you can sit and create a lovely card.  This one is heat embossed and then coloured with Markers on Crumb Cake cardstock.

I hope you like it. Back soon with more for you ...

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Happy Birthday Banner for our Birthday girl :-)

Today is a special day in our house.. I have an 11 year old and she is way excited to be celebrating her birthday today!  Last night I sat down to make her a quick Birthday banner with the new Simply Created  Build a Banner kit.  The templates make this a really easy project... I learned a few things about what not to do as well!  But she is happy with it, and I loved hanging it up for her so she could see it when she got up this morning. :-)

You'll have to let me know what you think!

Dont forget that I am running a Banner class at the end of October.. although the one we are making in class will be a Christmas-themed banner instead. But I am looking forward to it! Here are the details if you would like to come:

Tuesday 29th October @ 7.30pm
Wednesday 30th October @ 11am

 You can attend the class and receive your materials to make the banner for a cost of $30. Or if you choose to buy your own full Banner kit (retail price $34.95) and the class is $40. Please let me know when you book as to whether you wish me to order a full kit for you. Due to this project requiring more product and space than usual, I have smaller numbers of spots available for this class.  The day class only has a couple spots left. CONTACT ME if you would like to reserve your spot. 

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Calm Christmas in Blue and Silver

Today's card is one I made last week whilst visiting my friend Vanessa Webb at her house for a few days.  We had an awesome time creating up a storm.  The basic idea for this card came from one created by my team member Jo Hooper who makes such beautiful cards.  I liked that one of her cards had a circle behind the dove.. and thought I would use that idea for a card myself.

I think by now you would know that I am a big fan of blue and silver for Christmas! Really.. I need to go back to my Colour Coach and come up with something new! But I end up coming back to blue and silver anyway....

I've used the Calm Christmas stamp set (rrp $32.95 (w) or $25.95 (c) ) and the embossed background is made with the "Pretty Print" Embossing folder. ($13.95).  If you would like to make some Christmas cards with me.. come along to one of my upcoming classes and email me to book your spot. Or you can order your products to make your own cards by visiting my Online Store right here.  Just click on the "Shop Now" button.

Enjoy the card, and I'll be back with more soon :-)

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Host a Party in October and get MORE! Or join Stampin'Up for only $25!

Stampin'Up has made October an extra-special month, by celebrating their 25th Anniversary with two awesome specials!

1. Host a party in October that reaches $400 in sales.. and you will get an additional $25 in hostess product.. so that would mean you would receive $85 hostess dollars to spend on products of your choice if you hosted a $400 party.  As an example, with a $600 party you would get $125 to spend.  And it keeps going up, depending on your sales. Stampin'up parties are FUN... book yours today. Contact me for a date that suits you! I only have a few dates left in October.. so don't take too long to get back to me!

2. Between 7th and 21st October (NOTE.... only 2 WEEKS!) you can join Stampin'Up for the lowest price ever.... $25!!!!  Yes... you girls that used to be demonstrators, or those that have been thinking about it for a while... Im looking at you guys!  The regular kit (worth $235) will not be available during this promotion.. we will have a special kit that you can purchase.  Register your interest today and I will send you an information pack, and details of how to join come 7th October.  This is a rare opportunity.. in fact, StampinUp have never offered a deal like this before!  Contact me to find out more.