Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Welcome to the Thailand Achievers Blog Hop for May 2017 - this time its SNEAK PEEKS!






I guess its no secret that StampinUp is about to release its 2017-18 Annual catalogue!  And the buzz is amazing!  I sent out catalogues by post to a lot of my customers a week or so ago.... and nearly every day I've been hearing back from at least one of them to tell me that they LOVE the new catalogue! Which is fabulous feedback of course..... and for good reason! This new catalogue is the BOMB!

My main problem for this month's hop was where to start??  There are SO MANY awesome products to play with.  As demonstrators we get to pre-order early so that we can get ready to show all of you.... and I must admit I had to really hold myself back from the selection of products that we could order. I could easily have spent an entire month's income.... but I'm trying to pace myself! After all, we have a year right?  But its all so pretty!




In the end I decided to open my new Happy Birthday thinlits die and create this very simple card.  It's part of a bundle called "Happy Birthday Gorgeous" (145301 - $64.75)... and that's also the name of the matching stamp set.  Even though I didn't use it on this card, I love the stamps and I can see they will be very versatile.  The colour on the card is also new.  This is called "Powder Pink" and its one of our funky new Incolor range for 2017-2019.  The patterned papers are part of a stack called "Fresh Florals" and come in an assortment of all the new incisors - obviously I went with the Powder Pink ones.  I cut the window out with my Layering Circles framelits (this is the largest one in the pack), and added a piece of vellum behind to soften the overall look.  The ribbon is also new.... it is the Powder Pink Finely woven Ribbon.  Stay tuned... I'll be doing a ribbon share with these for all my Australian readers.

I love the soft and muted effect that these colours bring to this card... just simple Powder Pink, Whisper White and a little silver.  This would be perfect for any little girl, or big girly girls too!  Here's a full shot:




If you would like to come along and play with some of these gorgeous products for yourself.... then come along to my NEW CATALOGUE LAUNCH to be held on June 3rd 2017 at 2pm.  Click HERE to book your spot as numbers are limited.  And I will have a fabulous LAUNCH ONLY special for everyone who comes on the day.

And you also need to see what the other amazing blog hoppers have created!!  I love being part of this talented group of crafters.... I feel very honoured to be on the list!  Click on the name below mine to continue the hop:






Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Eastern Palace Special Fold card




Today I am showing off our stamp club project for this month.... its a beautiful card made with the Eastern Palace Suite and I love it!  The concept for this card came from a tutorial I saw created by BJ Peters in the US... if you visit her blog you will find the tutorial there. I loved the simple fold feature of this card... but then of course I made my own version of it so it looks quite different.

Im going to be making 2 versions of this card with my stamp club... one in Dapper Denim (as pictured) and one in Fresh Fig (which is one of our new Incolors).  Even though the Eastern Palace suite isn't going to be released until the 1st June, you can actually purchase it in bundle form right now!  And the 2 different  bundles available have a very cool gift with purchase so you are getting stuff for free as well!  I've listed the bundles below for you.

If you love these bundles I have 2 suggestions to make them even cheaper.... if you don't need everything in the premier bundle get the starter bundle now, and then get the framelits after the 1st June when they will be available as stand alone items.   Or if you like the idea of an ongoing discount on all your purchases.... think about the Demonstrator Kit! You can get the Premier Bundle plus an additional $56.75 worth of product of your choice for only $169 in total!!!!  Plus you will get a minimum of 20% discount on all your future purchases as long as you are a demonstrator!  With the new catalogue just about to be launched... that could be VERY HANDY!  Contact me if you would like more information about this... its always a fabulous opportunity but right now its just a really good idea....  And note there are no postage charges on a demonstrator kit!

I also have a little clip showing how the card opens on my Facebook business page.  Go there to check it out and be sure to like the page so that you can keep up to date with my posts and ideas.

I am running an Eastern Palace Project Class with these awesome products next week.  If you would like to come along the cost is $30, however, if you have bought either one of the bundles shown below this month, your class is free!  (If you are sitting on the fence, you can also purchase the bundles at the class and still qualify for the free class)  You'll learn lots about using your new products!  (Of course you don't have to purchase the bundles to do the class)  Here are the class details:

Eastern Palace Project Class

Dates: 

Tuesday 30th May @ 7.30pm 
or
Wednesday 31st May @ 11.15am
Cost: $30 for all supplies, refreshments included
CLASS IS FREE IF YOU HAVE PURCHASED EITHER ONE OF THE EASTERN PALACE BUNDLES THIS MONTH


And here are the bundles.....

STARTER BUNDLE (147196)


Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set$104.75 AUD
Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper
Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers
Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin’ Pad (New In Color!)
Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pad (New In Color!)
Fresh Fig Classic Stampin’ Pad (New In Color!)
Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes (New!)FREE!

PREMIER BUNDLE (147209)

Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set$178.25 AUD
Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper
Eastern Palace Cardstock Pack
Mini Tassels Assortment
Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers
Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin’ Pad (New In Color!)
Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pad (New In Color!)
Fresh Fig Classic Stampin’ Pad (New In Color!)
Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies
Very Vanilla C6 EnvelopesFREE!
Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock (New!)FREE!


Be sure to pop by tomorrow as I take part in the latest Thailand Achievers blog hop!  We are showcasing new stuff... so be prepared to have your minds blown!

Linda x

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

2017 Annual Catalogue Launch - come and play with new products!


Want to see the gorgeous new catalogue for yourself???  Come along to my 2017 Annual Catalogue Launch!  Places are limited,  and so it will be first in, best dressed on the day.

Here are the details...

Saturday 3rd June @ 2pm

My place at Narara, NSW (address supplied on booking)

Cost $15

All supplied included plus afternoon tea provided.

You'll go home with a number of fabulous products using gorgeous new products (Like the fabulous "Wood Words" stamp set and Wood Textures DSP in the pic above!)  I am super excited about this catalogue and you will love it too!

You'll need to reserve your spot by contacting me HERE.   There will be launch-only specials PLUS prizes and giveaways.

I hope to see you there!

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Video Tutorial - The Shaving Cream Galaxy Technique




Last week I held my monthly technique classes, and this month's technique was the Shaving Cream technique. This lovely background technique has been around for years, but I realised I had never done it as a class, so this time we did. Everyone loved the results, and it was a lot of fun.  Here's one of our projects..





I had put aside one of the plates of inked shaving cream aside to use later, and actually forgotten all about it.  That's when my hubby came up with a suggestion which I tried.... and it worked!  Here I am practicing with lots of samples to try to get it right....



More details are of course on the video tutorial below.  If you are after a very cool but imprecise technique this one is a lot of fun. The only downside really is that its not a quick technique.... so you'll need to be a little bit patient!

Here's a close up of the galaxy background....



If you would like to know how its done, here is the video tutorial below.  Please hop onto my Youtube channel and subscribe for more tutorials and ideas.  I love making them!  Enjoy! x




Monday, 15 May 2017

Eastern Palace in blue and silver



Today's card is a slightly different take on the Eastern Palace Suite... mostly I've been posting it paired with gold (since Gold is the featured colour in both the co-ordinating DSP and the vinyl stickers!), but today I decided to turn my Fancy Foil acetate over to show off the silver side :-)

This is actually one of the cards I am creating with one of my craft groups later this week, and so its fun getting to show it off to you today too.

If you love Asian or Moroccan inspired designs you will LOVE Eastern Palace.  Im not even close to discovering all the different combinations of shapes and designs... it seems to go on forever!  Today's is quite simple though... I've paired two different dies and layered them together, and popped one of the sentiments on from the set.  The background acetate is from the Fancy Foil pack, and I simply layered it over the Soft Sky cardstock piece.  A small piece of Silver Trim completes the card.

Eastern Palace is available now in the Online Store and there are 2 different bundles available. Of course you can also wait until the 1st June when you will be able to order these items separately, or maybe just the Stamps and Framelits bundle. But if you are after the bigger bundles with papers, inks, stickers, tassels etc... then these will only be on sale until the end of May. Here's the details of the 2 bundles for you....

STARTER BUNDLE (147196)


Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set$104.75 AUD
Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper
Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers
Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin’ Pad (New In Color!)
Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pad (New In Color!)
Fresh Fig Classic Stampin’ Pad (New In Color!)
Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes (New!)FREE!

PREMIER BUNDLE (147209)

Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set$178.25 AUD
Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper
Eastern Palace Cardstock Pack
Mini Tassels Assortment
Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers
Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin’ Pad (New In Color!)
Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pad (New In Color!)
Fresh Fig Classic Stampin’ Pad (New In Color!)
Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies
Very Vanilla C6 EnvelopesFREE!
Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock (New!)FREE!


Here's a close up of my card today...


Saturday, 13 May 2017

Daisy Delight and the Serene Scenery DSP.... mixing old and new products!



Today I am sharing a simple little card I made last night... Im thinking it would make a lovely Mother's Day card for my Mum. My mother has been very unwell for a number of years, but her condition has gotten much worse over the past 6 months, and she isn't doing well.  So we are making the trek to Tamworth in the north of the state to visit her and my Dad, and Im looking forward to seeing them.  Mum isn't able to walk anymore, and Dad has obtained a wheelchair for her because they do love to go out for coffee and a muffin :-)

Right now its Saturday morning so we are packing up the kids and getting ourselves organised to go.  Mother's Day is tomorrow.  And I had just a few minutes to pop up this blog post before we leave.

I wanted to see the current Serene Scenery paper matched up with the "Daisy Delight" stamp set and punch.... and it works!  Really happy I got the Daisy Delight set now... I wasn't sure at first, but I love it!  But the Serene Scenery DSP stack is retiring..... noooooo!  How beautiful is it??  One side of the paper has photographic images (like the wood background on my card today) and the other has co-ordinating designs. If you don't have this one you will love it!  Its $17.50 for 48 6"x6" sheets... so perfect for all your paper creations.  The colours are fresh and fun... Im going to miss it!  Its still available in the Online Store until the 31st May.



As for the Daisy Delight bundle, you'll be able to purchase that from the 1st June.

Here's a close up of my Daisy Card today...


Thursday, 11 May 2017

Another Sneak Peek! Daisy Delight set and matching punch make for easy peasy cards!




If you are like me you will appreciate the convenience of Co-ordination!  Whether its stamps and framelits, or punches, or DSP etc etc ... I just love it when things go together and make my life easier!

The Daisy Delight Bundle from our upcoming catalogue is one such set and you are going to love all the gorgeous things you can do with this one.  Today I created a very simple card using the Daisy from the stamp set - I stamped two daisies in Sahara Sand ink on Whisper White cardstock, and then punched them out with the matching Daisy Punch.  I gave the ends of each petal a bit of colour with So Saffron ink, and attached the daisies one on top of the other to make the finished daisy more full.  That's one of our new Gold Faceted gems in the centre of my daisy. The background is paper from the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper, in new colour called Tranquil Tide. I love the variations in the colour of this paper and as you can see it gives it a really interesting background look... not flat at all! I also popped a Gold Glimmer circle behind the daisy for a bit of bling.  And the "Thank you" at the bottom is stamped in Tranquil Tide as well.... its also from the same Daisy Delight stamp set.

Here's the full card....


You'll be able to order any of these items after June 1st 2017.... to order feel free to contact me or even better visit the Online Store to do your shopping 24/7!  Products are delivered to your door, anywhere in Australia, for a low postage charge.

To see even more sneak peeks of what is coming your way, please visit and like my Facebook Business Page!  

Happy Stamping!!!

Linda x

Monday, 8 May 2017

International Scrapbooking Day layout - celebrating Onstage Sydney April 2017




Happy Monday everyone!

I made this layout for International Scrapbooking Day, which was actually on Saturday (6th).

I did create the layout on Saturday though, so that counts right?  And added it to the Memory Keeping with StampinUp Facebook page (click on it and check it out if you would like to see what the design team and other members have been up to!).  So Im not too far behind the times....

I kept this layout very simple and used elements from the "Good Vibes" Card kit and assessory pack from StampinUp!  As it is a night-time layout I kept the background a little darker (thats Island Indigo Cardstock) and kept my accessories darker too (mostly Night of Navy) and a little silver.   I sponged all around the edges of my layout using Night of Navy ink and a mask to get that geometric design. The mask is one of the cut outs in the Good Vibes Accessory pack... and after I finished masking with it you can see I added it to my design just above the Ferris Wheel. I like the "grungy" look it gets after being used as a mask...

This page is all about the fun I had with my team member Courtenay and her husband Tony at the end of our Onstage training day in Sydney last month.  Luna Park really was such a lovely venue, and ending the day with drinks and a lovely meal was perfect.

Of course all the Memory Keeping products in our current Annual catalogue are retiring at the end of this month, and they have been super popular so some have already sold out!  If you are after these I wouldn't be wasting any time... jump on to the Online Store and get what you can while you can!

Enjoy this gorgeous May weather we've been having!

Linda D x

Friday, 5 May 2017

The Shaving Cream technique is our technique of the month.... come to a class and learn how!



There sure is a lot happening around here right now!

This Saturday is my Retirement afternoon tea... a chance for my customers to come and rifle through all my retiring products (there is a LOT) and put the ones they want aside.  Everything will be marked down!  Im on the Central Coast, NSW.... let me know if you need the address.  Here are the details....

Saturday 6th May, Drop in anytime between 1pm and 4pm.  Stay for a cuppa if you like.  

I've commissioned my daughter to make some bikkies to go with our cuppas..... she is a more than happy to oblige! Please email me HERE to let me know you are coming.... there is no charge.  I will also have sneak peeks at new catalogue items, and other specials.

And then next week is the second week of the month... and that means its time for TECHNIQUE CLASSES!  Technique classes are some of my most popular classes.... this month we are focusing on the "Shaving Cream Technique".  This one has been around for a long time, but it dawned on me recently that I've never done this technique in classes before!  So come along and see how its done. The above card is a sample of one of our projects.... its a fabulous way to get this great background! Details as follows:

Tuesday 9th May @ 7.30pm

or 

Wednesday 10th May @ 11.15am

Cost is $25. 

Can I suggest that you wear darker colours (not white) or an apron to this class... as this technique can be a little messy! 

If you would like to join us at any of these classes, please click HERE to let me know.  Spaces are limited... right now the day class is nearly full!

Here's the full card...


Wednesday, 3 May 2017

My Annual Retirement Afternoon Tea is This Saturday 6th May! Who's coming?



Yep, its that time of year again!  Every year I hold my annual "Retirement Afternoon Tea" and this coming Saturday, 6th May is the day!  I'd love you to join me for a cuppa.... and to look through all my retiring products to see what you might like to claim as your own.  Im on the Central Coast, for anyone that can come to check out the stock.

How does it work?  Firstly, I go through all my stock and work out what is retiring and put that out for you to see, and I mark everything well down on the original retail price.  Many items are used, and there are even some new ones too.   When you come on Saturday, you are welcome to check it all out and put what you want into a bag. If it is current stock that will retire on the 31st May I can put it aside for you with your name on it, and you can come back any time after the 1st June to pay for it and collect it.  Stock that was previously retired has been marked down even further, and you are welcome to pay for that and take it with you on the day.

I will be here and available from 1pm to 4pm for you to look through the items. I will also supply afternoon tea (tea/coffee/bikkies) so we can chat and have a cuppa too.... there is no charge to come along of course.  I will also have some new catalogue sneak peeks and other fun things for you :-)

Here are the details for you:

Saturday 6th May
Drop in any time between 1pm and 4pm (but please not before 1pm)
No charge
Retiring items are on a "First In, Best Dressed" basis

To RSVP please click HERE and let me know you will be coming (so I know how many bickies or other goodies to supply!)  Address is supplied on booking if you haven't been here before.

Even if you aren't purchasing anything, you are very welcome to drop in for a cuppa. I can even make you a coffee in my new coffee machine if you are a coffee person. And the kettle is always warm for you tea drinkers!

Should you not be able to make it this Saturday, I will be happy to make an appointment for you to view the items, but not until after Saturday of course.

I look forward to seeing you!

Linda D

PS Today's card is made with the retiring DSP called "Blooms and Bliss".


Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Who wants to come and make this card with me? A few spots left at this week's classes.....


I still have a couple of spots left for this week's Stamp-A-Stacks and if you can make it I'd love you to join us!  This is one of the cards we will be making (we make 2 different designs, 3 of each) so that means we make a total of 6 cards. For only $20... thats a great deal!

Here are the details...

Tuesday 2nd May @ 7.30pm

or

Wednesday 3rd May @ 11.15am.

We are featuring the Eastern Palace suite with this card, and I've used a fun brayering technique on the background.  The colours are Peekaboo Peach, Sweet Sugar Plum and Perfect Plum..... don't they look great together??  All materials and refreshments are provided in the class.

These classes will be held in my home studio on the Central Coast... if you would like to join us, click HERE and let me know.  Address supplied on booking.

I hope to see you!

Monday, 1 May 2017

Video Tutorial: Showcasing the awesome Eastern Palace Suite with these cute cards!






The Eastern Palace Bundles have been released!  As you know I've been having a lovely play with these awesome products, and today is the day that you can order them too!  There are two bundles available.... but please note that these are only available as bundles this month! After the 1st June, these bundles will no longer be available.  If you are in Australia, you are very welcome to order them with me.

Or if you've ever thought about joining StampinUp.... this would be an even cheaper way to get your hands on these items.... contact me to ask me how!

Here are the bundles you can get:


Starter Bundle (147196)


Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set$104.75 AUD
Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper
Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers
Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin’ Pad (New In Color!)
Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pad (New In Color!)
Fresh Fig Classic Stampin’ Pad (New In Color!)
Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes (New!)FREE!

Premier Bundle (147209)

Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set$178.25 AUD
Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper
Eastern Palace Cardstock Pack
Mini Tassels Assortment
Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers
Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin’ Pad (New In Color!)
Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pad (New In Color!)
Fresh Fig Classic Stampin’ Pad (New In Color!)
Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies
Very Vanilla C6 EnvelopesFREE!
Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock (New!)FREE!

To order use the SHOP NOW button on this page!

Here's a closer shot of the medallion on my card:



So..... I made a video tutorial to show you how amazing these framelits are,  and I also show how to make this card on this page, as well as the white and gold cards HERE.   Here's the video:




Enjoy!

Saturday, 29 April 2017

Introducing Lemon Lime Twist!



Here's one of our new colours from the 2017-2019 Incolor range.... its called Lemon Lime Twist, and I think its going to be really popular.  Why?  Because its a happy colour that will go well in lots of different combinations, and we don't have any other colours like it!  Where some of the other new colours may have similarities to other colours in our ranges, Lemon Lime Twist stands alone!

Here I've paired it with gold foil and the upcoming Eastern Palace Suite to create this simple, fun and eye-catching card.  The Eastern Palace Suite will be available from Monday 1st May to order and you can take advantage of 2 great bundles... which will only be bundles for the month of May.  Here they are:

Starter Bundle (147196)



Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set$104.75 AUD
Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper
Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers
Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin’ Pad (New In Color!)
Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pad (New In Color!)
Fresh Fig Classic Stampin’ Pad (New In Color!)
Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes (New!)FREE!

Premier Bundle (147209)

Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set$178.25 AUD
Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper
Eastern Palace Cardstock Pack
Mini Tassels Assortment
Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers
Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin’ Pad (New In Color!)
Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pad (New In Color!)
Fresh Fig Classic Stampin’ Pad (New In Color!)
Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies
Very Vanilla C6 EnvelopesFREE!
Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock (New!)FREE!
Even though these are both great bundles, there's one simple reason why you are going to want the Premier bundle..... it includes the Eastern Medallion framelits, which in my opinion are the BEST PART OF THE SET!  Sorry about the capital letters, but I really wanted to get that point across!  The framelits are amazing, and give you so many options.  

You will also be able to purchase the items separately once the new catalogue goes live on the 1st June. 

Im going to be putting together a video to show them off to you, so stay tuned for that!  And I'm  planning some of my classes around this set too.... you are going to love them! 

Here's a close up to show off these gorgeous elements in this card:


Thursday, 27 April 2017

Carousel Birthday for this week's Mojo Monday Sketch



This week Im playing along with the Mojo Monday Sketch challenge (Mojo494) and decided this was a perfect chance to play with some retiring product too.  Its not secret that I have loved the Carousel Birthday stamp sets and matching DSP.... but sadly this is one of our retiring sets in the Occasions catalogue.  If you don't have it yet, then I would suggest that you grab it while you can! (Use the SHOP NOW button to visit the Online Store and order yours)

Here's the sketch I used to create this card:


If you love a bargain there are several ways to grab one right now!  There are some great discounts on some of our retiring products (items marked down are shown in red), plus the Clearance Rack has just been updated with lots of new stuff (discounts up to 60%).   PLUS, I am holding my annual retirement day and you can come over to my Home studio and have the app;ortunity to go through my retiring products (some new, some used) which will all be marked down to move them!  Afternoon tea provided plus sneak peeks at new items!

Please note, on the day I cannot accept payment for my newly retiring products until AFTER they retire.  But I can put them aside for you with your name on them until the 1st June.  But there will also be LOTS of previously retired product which you are welcome to go through...... and these will be even further marked down than previously... I want them gone!

The retirement open house will be held on the 6th May at 1pm, in my home studio on the Central Coast.  If you cant make that day, you can come and view the items by appointment after the 6th.  First in, best dressed :-)

Here's a close up of today's card for you....


Monday, 24 April 2017

Dragonfly Dreams Canvas and Matching Card





If you haven't planned to join us at this week's Canvas class... you're not too late! I still have a few spots left.  We'll be making this lovely canvas, plus the matching card (below)... which would be awesome for a gift, whether that be for Mother's Day or for any other occasion.





The class is $30 for both projects and I'll be offering it as a daytime class at 11.15am on Wednesday 26th April.  All materials are supplied, as well as lunch afterwards.  I'd love you to join us!

My classes are held in my home studio on the Central Coast, NSW.  Address supplied on booking.

To book your spot, click HERE to contact me.

See you soon!


Sunday, 23 April 2017

Want simple and elegant cards? The Eastern Palace Suite is for you!



This week I sent out my thank you cards to my customers who ordered online with me last month. (To see how to be part of this click HERE. )  Because there was quite a lot this time, I needed them to be simple..... so I used the upcoming Eastern Palace Suite to create these simple but elegant cards.  I used the Eastern Medallions framelits to cut basic diecut shape, and then used a piece of gold foil behind the card to show through.  I then popped one of the Eastern Palace stickers in the centre, and gold embossed the Thank you from the matching stamp set (and cut it out with the 1" circle punch).  I popped that onto a dimensional.... and VOILA!  A card is made.

SO simple!

Don't they look great together??!




The Eastern Palace suite is coming your way on the 1st May 2017!  You'll be able to order it online, or through your demonstrator. If you live in Australia, and you don't have a demonstrator, please contact me... or use the "Shop Now" button.  You'll be able to order the items individually, but there will also be two special bundles to save you some money.... a "Starter Bundle", and a "Premier Bundle" with the lot!  Personally my favourite part of the suite is the framelits... I think they are amazing and give so many options!

If you are already a StampinUp Demonstrator you can order these now!

Cant wait to show you more!

Monday, 17 April 2017

Simple Thank you's with the Eastern Palace Suite



I love it when StampinUp does a special release of product and the Eastern Palace Suite is one such release.  It's scheduled for release in the 2017 Annual Catalogue, but in May 2017 (thats next month!) SU have decided to release this lovely suite of products one month early.... and offer it as a special promotion.

One of the perks of being a demonstrator is the opportunity to order many of our products before they are released to customers, and thats why I've been able to to show you samples and ideas ahead of time.  And I want to make sure you get the chance to check out the Eastern Palace suite so that when it goes live on May 1st you'll be ready!  There is going to be 2 ways to purchase these products... as a starter bundle or the premier bundle (the one with the lot!).  Or you'll be able to buy the separate items on their own too. But I love the bundle ideas because they are a saving for you, and there is also some free product included with them.  The starter bundle will includ Very Vanilla notecards and envelopes as a free item (which is new in this catalogue), and the premier bundle will include Vanilla C6 envelopes and a pack of Very Vanilla thick cardstock (which is also a new item!).

Today I've been working on thank you cards for my online orders, and these are just some of the ones I've created using the frames, stamps and DSP.  I am continually surprised at all the different ways you can use the shapes in the framelits, and although these cards are quite simple to create, the intricacy of the dies themselves makes them look much more detailed and elaborate.

Here's a closeup for you....




Saturday, 15 April 2017

Happy Easter with the Basket Bunch stamp set!



Its Easter Saturday so I thought I'd pop in quickly to say Happy Easter, and blessings to you all!  Im posting a card today that i made a little while back.  I used the "Basket Bunch" stamp set and matching framelits for this one, and I just love that bunny!  But you need to know that this set is on the Retiring list, which means that its only available until stock runs out.  And things have been selling very fast on this year's list!

You can purchase just the stamp set OR there is also a bundle that includes the framelits. And lets be honest, who really wants to cut out all those cute shapes by hand?



(Sadly the egg cartons in the photo have already sold out and are no longer available.)

What I really love about this set is that it is not limited to Easter creations... the bunnies and chickens and other shapes work great all year round for baby cards and the like.

If you would like to purchase this set or any other item, and you are in Australia, then please visit my Online Store!  Click HERE to go straight there.   Items are shipped straight to your door, anywhere in Australia.

Enjoy today's little card, and I wish you and your family a very Happy Easter, wherever you might be.

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Something old, something new... the Eastern Palace Suite as a bag topper



Today I am mixing both retiring product AND something new that is coming your way.  I've decorated our Petite Cafe gift bags (retiring) with elements from the new Eastern Palace suite which is coming your way in May.

This suite is beautiful!  And whilst I am enjoying the different elements in the suite, I have to tell you that my favourite thing of all is the gorgeous framelits... they are called the Eastern Medallions thinlits, and there are sooooo many things you can do with them!  I'll be showing off lots of these ideas over the coming months.  And there will be a great promotion for them in May 2017, so stay tuned for that!

In the meantime if you are a fan of the Petite Cafe bags (like I am) then I'd be heading over to the ONLINE STORE and grabbing those and many other items whilst you can!  Even though there is lots left on the retiring list I have to say I was quite shocked at how many items sold out on the very fist day (yesterday)!  When you are in the store, if an item is no longer available it says in big red letters that it has been discontinued, so its quite clear.  All the retiring items are listed together in one place... and there is a section for stamps, for bundles and for everything else. There are discounts on many of the items... up to 50% in some cases!  Its well worth a look!

Click HERE to visit the store.  And don't forget to use the hostess code U7KN4CKX if your order is between $50 and $250 as this qualifies you for a little thank you from me.  (Orders over $250 don't need a code as they automatically get hostess rewards!)

Here's a closeup of my bag topper:


Tuesday, 11 April 2017

The Black Magic Technique for our technique classes this week!




Here's an oldie but a goodie... the Black Magic Technique!

Today I am using the Lift me Up set for my card, and you can see the lovely detail in this stamp set against the black cardstock background.  I've included a Product list below for you should you wish to purchase these supplies. In addition to the StampinUp supplies, you'll also need a white gel pen.  I recommend the Uniball white gel pen with a BROAD tip.

If you would like to come along to class this week to see how this technique is done I have both an evening and a daytime class.  The daytime class is almost full, but I do still have several spots for the evening class. Here are the details:

Dates: 
Tuesday 11th April @ 7.30pm
or
Wednesday 12th April  @ 11.15am
Cost: $25
All materials and refreshments provided

Here is a close up for you...






Product List