Sunday, 31 August 2014

Bravo to some amazing ladies….

I had already popped this onto my Facebook Business page, but one of my customers told me that she had tried to pin it onto Pinterest.. and unfortunately its not possible to pin directly from Facebook to Pinterest :-( So the solution is to put it on my blog as well!  These are the congratulations cards I made for some promotions in my team of demonstrators. Its a real achievement when people promote up the ladder, and I like to let them know how amazing they are every time they take another step up.  So these cards have been sent out to all those girls who promoted recently.

The cards themselves were easy to make. The base card stock is Pool Party and the card fronts are on Whisper White card stock. I simply embossed the sentiment (from our Photopolymer set called "Bravo") in Gold, and then used an aqua painter with Coastal Cabana ink to wash over the top.  (I also did some with Calypso Coral which looked great)  I added some gold sequins from our Gold sequin trim, and tied a little Gold bakers twine at the top.   But these were super quick and easy to create. (Even easier because I had a friend helping me whilst we chatted… BEST way to create!)  I've listed all the items below to make it easy for you should you wish to purchase any of these products to make your own cards.

Oh! And today is the LAST DAY to take advantage of the Big Shot specials which have been amazing this month!  You can find them by clicking HERE to access the Online Store and then choose "Big Shot Bundles" for some great deals on both Big Shots AND framelit and stamp bundles. :-) Enjoy!

Friday, 29 August 2014

Gone Star Crazy

Are you over the stars yet? I know, I've been playing with them for weeks now… but they are so awesome!  Today I made a Tent Window card with my Star Framelits, and added some embossing with the Bright and Beautiful Stamp set to add a bit of sparkle. It turned out kinda cute don't you think?

Here is the same card from the side so you can see how the card goes together:

Right now there is a Framelit and stamp set bundle with these products… but its only available until the 31st August so be quick! In fact there are 5 different bundles available until the end of August, so if you'd like to see them and order them.. just click HERE to view the online store and then choose the "Big Shot and Bundles" category. If you already have a Big shot you will love the 15% off the bundles. If you want a Big Shot, then this is the time to get one! Buy a Big Shot and get any of the bundles for FREE!

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Simple Washi tape card and the "Festival of Trees"

Keeping it simple today… I wanted to show you something new from our brand NEW Holiday catalogue that was released today!  I love these colours!  This is a super quick card made with the All is Calm DSP, the Festival of Trees stamp set (and matching punch) and I added a little heat embossing and some splatters from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set.  Cute huh?  Here is the full card for you below…

To order any of these items visit the Online Store by clicking HERE!

It's here - our gorgeous Holiday Catalogue for 2014!

Full of Sparkly, Glittery products to get creative this Christmas season!  It's full of beautiful ideas!  To see it click HERE.

Or visit the Online Store by clicking HERE.  You can have products delivered directly to you anywhere in Australia for a small postage charge.  Or you can contact me by email by clicking HERE

Have fun and enjoy the read! 

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Star Shaker Card

Today is little gift card made with our Star Framelits and matching Bright and Beautiful stamp set.  It was actually a little difficult to photograph… all that shiny silver foil reflects the bright pink iPhone (which is what I photograph all my projects with) a little too well.  But by putting the card on an angle I was able to minimise the reflection. If you look VERY closely you might still be able to see a hint of pink….

We have only a couple of days left to take advantage of the Big Shot bundles this month. Until the 31st August you can purchase selected bundles of stamps and matching framelits at 15% off. But what is probably more special is that these bundles are only bundles this month… which means normally you would have to purchase them separately. So if you own a Bigshot and would like to get yourself some great bargains, this is the time to do it! You can see the specials HERE, or go directly to the ONLINE STORE and choose them there and have them sent directly to you, anywhere in Australia.

You might notice a bit of a sneak peek in this card too… see all those lovely star-shaped confetti that is inside the window? They are made with an exciting new Star border punch that is coming out in our brand new Holiday catalogue that will be launched TOMORROW!!!  So check back here tomorrow and I will make sure there is a link posted for you to click on to see it.. or if you want your own please click HERE to email me and have one sent to you for free.   There's also a star embossing folder.. and I think I'll have to get that out too so that I can emboss the foil on a card like this one and make it even better.

I've also updated my class schedule over on the right hand side of this blog, so check out whats coming up!

Here's a closer pic of the card…

Monday, 25 August 2014

New Holiday Catalogue is almost here!

So come to my launch! I have lots of gorgeous new products to show you!  There will be lots to play with too… I've been busy creating lots of wonderful new things, and I know you are going to love them. At the moment I have only set one date for a launch and that date is Sunday 14th September at 2pm, here on the Central Coast. If you'd like to come and play, you can book your spot by clicking HERE.  Numbers are limited, so don't take too long to decide…

You'll go home with 3 completed projects and a host of new ideas. The cost for the afternoon is $15, and as always there will be bonuses for ordering and prizes to be won.

Todays photo is one of the cutest little boxes we have had in our catalogues.. the Curvy Keepsake box. Its a Bigshot die, and so so cute!  This one has been made from some of our new speciality DSP from the new catalogue.

Don't forget if you can't make it, but would still like to order you are welcome to order through the Online Store. Or if you would like a catalogue mailed to you, please click HERE to let me know.

Have a great day!

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Interested in Project Life? Come and see what its all about….

I have two Project Life classes running this week.. if you are curious about Project Life then please feel free to come along and have a play.  Or maybe you've tried it before, but want some more tips and ideas on how to make it work for you?  Either way this is a great class to show you some tips and tricks.

You'll go home with several completed pages and a head full of inspiration :-)

Class dates:

Tuesday 26th August @ 7.30pm


Wednesday 27th August @ 11am

Cost is $25 and includes all materials and refreshments. You just need to bring 12-20 photos with you to work on.

Let me know if you'd like to come along by clicking HERE.

Hope to see you soon!

Friday, 22 August 2014

Short and Sweet! 1 Week Special to join Stampin'Up!

Here it is.. Stampin'Up's "Short and Sweet" promotion.  If you've EVER thought about becoming a Demonstrator with Stampin'Up then now is a GREAT time to do it! We have our Holiday catalogue about to be released, and coming up to Christmas and then Sale-A-Bration is always a very exciting time of the year.  And to make it even sweeter Stampin'Up is offering new demonstrators who sign up and purchase their Demonstrator kit for $169 will receive $255 (AUD) of products of their choice in that kit.

There are so many benefits and perks of being a demonstrator that Im not going to list them all here right now. But if any of that sounds interesting to you, then please contact me by clicking HERE and I will organise more info to quickly come to you.  You can also watch a video and read more about it by clicking the "Join Now" link on this page. Don't worry.. you don't actually commit yourself to anything by clicking on it.. not until you actually use your credit card and fill out the online form. But there is some great info there for you to view.

Its a great promotion so have a think and let me know!  I am grateful for Stampin'Up in my life every single day… and I'd love to share that with you too :-)

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Project life class next week!

I'm running another Project Life class next week.. one on Tuesday evening (26th August) at 7.30pm and on Wednesday at 11am (27th August).  If you are curious about Project Life.. or if you already love it… come and complete several pages with me!

This class is for you if…

  • You have stacks of photos sitting in boxes that you don't know if you will ever have time to scrapbook
  • you are frustrated with traditional scrapbooking - if its too time consuming, too complicated and too expensive!
  • you love crafting with other like-minded ladies
  • you just want some "you time" and to spend it creatively
  • you've never seen Project Life up close and want to know what the buzz is all about
  • you've already played with Project Life before and you're already addicted! (So you just want to come and play some more)
At this class I will be showing some new products (that I didn't show at the previous class) and I'm looking forward to completing some more of my own pages too :-)

Cost of the class is $25. You'll get your page protectors, use of Card kits and all other products that you wish to use on your pages too. You'll go home with several completed pages.  And of course supper/lunch too!

If you'd like to come along.. just click HERE to book your spot!

PS This page above is of my 11 year old on her way to a dress-up party almost 2 weeks ago! I love that I can so quickly and easily document these moments in our lives…. 

Monday, 18 August 2014

Owl Punch Thinlit!

This week I am running my Owl Punch class… we will be making several different projects using this versatile punch.. and not just to make Owls either! I think some of you have made reindeers from the Owl Punch with me before. And there are so many more ideas!

Today's card is to give you a taste of the cool things you can do with the Owl punch…. we'll be making a thinlit card like this one… its very simple but how cool is it??

If you'd like to come along to the class, the cost is $25 and you will make 3 different projects. However if you have already purchased the owl punch from me, then your class is only $15.  For those that are coming.. if you already own the Owl punch please bring your punch with you to the class.  At the moment I do have spots left.. so if you would like to come let me know by clicking HERE.

 Here are the details:

Tuesday 19th August @ 7.30pm


Wednesday 20th August @ 11am

All materials and refreshments are provided.

Here is a picture of the greeting on the inside of the card…

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Flower Patch and New Colours!

I thought you might like to see one of the cards I was creating last month with my workshop and party groups :-) Such a simple idea, but I LOVE the way these colours look together!  I've used only the new Incolor range on this card… stamping flowers from the "Flower Patch" photopolymer stamp set, and punching the tag shape with the Scalloped Tag Topper punch. The background is embossed with the new Large Polka Dot embossing folder in my Big Shot.  And the ribbon at the top of the tag is some of our new stitched satin Incolor ribbons.  Super easy!  I never cease to be amazed at the whole colour co-ordination thing that makes Stampin'Up the easiest products to use.

And the best bit is that the Flower Patch set is also sold as a bundle with matching framelits.. which means that if you purchase them together you get a 15% discount! Right now we have (just until August 31st) extra BigShot bundles at 15% off… but some of these will only be available as bundles this month. After the end of the month they return to their regular prices as separate items. If you would like to see what's on offer, click HERE and then choose the "Big Shot and Bundles" category.

Looking forward to showing you more of the bundles this month :-)

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Video Tutorial: Christmas card with the Emboss Resist Technique

Earlier this week I posted the above card from my last Christmas card class.  And its been such a hit on Pinterest that I thought you guys might like to see how easy it was to make.  So I made this quick video tutorial for you all.  I hope you enjoy it.  And if you'd like to see more… why not book in for a class or contact me to run a workshop for you?  I am available to come to you anywhere in the Hunter, Central Coast or Sydney areas.

Enjoy the video! xx

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Sneak Peek from the upcoming Holiday Catalogue...

One of the best parts of my job is getting lots of new stuff to play with before anyone else sees them!  And because I've worked "hard" over the past 8 years, I am entitled to get some free products from each new catalogue that comes out.  It's one of my favourite perks :-)  So this week I received my "pre-order" from the upcoming Holiday Catalogue (to be released 28th August 2014) in this nice big box:

Ooooh.. lots of yummy crafty goodies in there!  And as you can see from the above card… I've already started to play :-) Yep thats a new tree punch you can see there, plus new Washi Tape and a new embossing folder.  I just need to carve out a few more hours each day to play….

If you want to play with these goodies for yourself, then stay tuned for a Launch announcement… OR book yourself a Holiday Catalogue workshop in September or October. I have very few September dates left… but let me know when you are free and we'll see what we can work out :-)  You don't need many people for a fun workshop… just a few friends around your dining table is fine… and the benefits are fantastic! For more info please contact me by clicking HERE.

Here's a closer look at the card…

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Joyful Christmas's last hurrah

This month we say goodbye to some of last year's Christmas sets.. as of the end of August these sets will no longer be available to purchase, but until then you can still purchase them, along with matching framelits and other accessories.  I've attached the list to this carryover flyer HERE… click to see it. After 31st August these items are discontinued.

So I figured this is my last chance to play with them. Last month I used the Ornament Keepsakes set (with matching framelits) at my Stamp-A-Stacks, and this month I've decided to use the "Joyful Christmas" set. It needed to be a relatively simple card since we are making 3 of this design (and three of the other for a total of 6 cards).  But this card meets the criteria. I used clear embossing for the main design and I have sponged Crisp Cantaloupe and Cherry Cobbler ink over the top. Of course, as I have a love affair with Champagne glimmer paper, I needed to add a little of that as well. :-)

Enjoy the card.. and if you'd like to attend this week let me know by clicking HERE. The details are below…

Tuesday 12th August @ 7.30pm


Wednesday 13th August @ 11am

The cost is $20 and you'll make 6 Christmas cards to take home. All materials and refreshments are provided.

Linda xx

Friday, 8 August 2014

Simple Bright and Beautiful Stars

Next week I have my monthly Christmas stamp-a-stack… are you booked in?  Here's one of the cards we are making together.. it uses a brand NEW stamp set from our upcoming Holiday catalogue… called "Bright and Beautiful".  But SU have actually released this one as a bundle with the matching star framelits ahead of time… and its only available as a bundle this month! So in August you can buy it for 15% off the retail price, but in September it will be back to the normal price.

During August you can purchase this for $87.25 for the wood mount bundle, or for $$75.50 for the clear mount bundle. There are 5 different sized stars in the framelits pack. To see them visit my online store by clicking HERE and then click the "Big Shot and Bundles" category.  OR if you don't have a Big Shot yet.. this might be your chance to grab a bargain!  In August, if you buy a big shot for $149.95 you will be able to choose this or any of the other special big shot bundles this month as a free gift! For some of the bundles that's over $100 worth of freebies with your Bigshot purchase!

You can purchase through the ONLINE STORE, or you can contact me by clicking HERE for more information.

If you'd like to attend my Christmas stamp a stacks next week there are just a few spots left.. here are the details….

Tuesday 12th August @ 7.30pm


Wednesday 13th August @ 11am

Cost is $20 and all materials and refreshments are supplied.

Click here to book your spot!

And here is the full card for you to check out…  Don't forget to pin it on to Pinterest if you want to save it to look at again…..

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Another Acetate Window card

Today's card shows to only a window card (yes, I know, AGAIN!) but it uses the Embossed Acetate technique. I'll be showing this plus others at my Embossed Acetate class this week… here are the details in case you wished to join us.. I have only a couple of spots left….

Tonight - 5th August @ 7.30pm


Tomorrow Wednesday 6th August @ 11am

Cost is $25.  Refreshments and all materials are included.

Contact me by clicking HERE if you'd like to see what its all about. :-)  Below is a clearer photo of how the card looks when it is closed…

Sunday, 3 August 2014

Embossed Acetate - a Work of Art

I've been preparing for my "Embossed Acetate" class coming up this week, and I wanted to share one of our projects with you.  This one uses the "Beautifully Baroque" embossing folder… and I really love the arty look that I could create with it!  I also added some heat embossing to both the sentiment and around the main image to make it stand out a little more against the Island Indigo background. I decided to leave the embossed "frame" a little messy as I really like that look, but of course you could skip the heat embossing altogether if you didn't want it… or keep it neater than mine!

If you would like to come along and learn how to do this cool technique… I have two classes running with a couple of spots left:

Tuesday 5th August @ 7.30pm


Wednesday 6th August @ 11am

All materials and refreshments provided.  Cost is $25, and you will make 3 projects to take home.

If you would like to join us, click HERE.  Classes are held on the Central Coast.

Enjoy the card!

Friday, 1 August 2014

Great Big Shot Deal for August...

Love your Bigshot?  Or wish you had one?  Then you are going to love our August deals!

Click HERE to see the promo flyer.

Or… you can see the deals below. To order click HERE to visit the online store or to contact me by email click HERE.  Please note that the "Beautiful and Bright bundle is actually a stamp set from our upcoming Holiday catalogue… but you can get it early with this deal!  Its one of my favourite new stamp sets, and you are going to see me using it a lot between now and Christmas!

To its a sneaky way to get one of our brand new Christmas sets, before its officially released in the catalogue (which by the way will be out on August 28th)

Enjoy these specials… I think they are fantastic!!!

Stamp Set
Sumthin' with Bubbly Words
Clear-Mount Bundle
Sumthin' Sumthin'
Word Bubbles
$ 54.25
 $ 65.25
Sumthin' with Bubbly Words
Wood-Mount Bundle
Sumthin' Sumthin'
Word Bubbles
$ 58.50
 $ 70.25
Decorative Goodies
Clear-Mount Bundle
Oh My Goodies
Deco Labels Collection
$ 62.75
 $ 76.25
Decorative Goodies
Wood-Mount Bundle
Oh My Goodies
Deco Labels Collection
$ 72.95
 $ 88.25
Celebrating Chalk Talk
Clear-Mount Bundle
Day of Celebration
Chalk Talk
$ 65.95
 $ 77.95
Celebrating Chalk Talk
Wood-Mount Bundle
Day of Celebration
Chalk Talk
$ 74.50
 $ 90.75
Flowery Daydream
Clear-Mount Bundle
Daydream Medallions
Floral Collection
$ 82.25
 $ 99.95
Flowery Daydream
Wood-Mount Bundle
Daydream Medallions
Floral Collection
$ 93.25
 $ 113.75
Bright & Beautiful Stars
Clear-Mount Bundle
Bright & Beautiful
$ 75.50
 $ 91.50
Bright & Beautiful Stars
Wood-Mount Bundle
Bright & Beautiful
$ 87.25
 $ 105.95

If you would like to see what the BigShot can do, I've popped a little video here that shows off some of its features and what you can create with it.  Enjoy :-)