Sunday, 7 March 2021

FREE Online Class - your gift when you purchase the Butterfly Brilliance bundle

 Hey Friends!  

I love a good freebie, don't you??   This month I have something really cool for you.  Stampin'Up have just released the Butterfly Brilliance collection... and it is pretty much as the name suggests: lots of gorgeous butterflies in stamps, dies and papers for you to create pretty much anything!  I love butterflies... they work for so many different kinds of occasions and there are just so many different techniques that you can do with them!  In my last post I posted a YouTube tutorial to introduce this gorgeous bundle to you so definitely check that one out if you would like to see the whole suite!  Here's a pic of what is in the entire collection:


Of course you can pick and choose which items you wish to purchase.... for example the DSP is only $20 and its divine!  The Natural Touch woodgrain paper is 2 12" x 12" sheets, and its only $8.75. You can purchase the stamps and dies separately if you wish, but if you buy the bundle (stamps and dies together) the price is $96.25 (10% off!). 


OR you can buy the entire collection of all 4 products for $125.  


This month only I am also offering a free Online class for anyone who buys the bundle (stamps and dies) or the collection.  You will need the stamps and dies to do the class.  But the awesome thing about Online classes is that I send you all the paper and embellishment supplies needed to do the class... and you can do the projects at a time to suit you.  There's also a video tutorial to take you through the projects, step by step.  I've had fabulous feedback from people who have done the classes.... they love them!  

Here's a sneak peek of the cards in this class: 


And here's a list of recommended items that you will need to have:

Die Cutting machine to use with the dies

Inks - Calypso Coral, Bermuda Bay, Pool Party. (Or use similar colours if you have them. Black can also be a good substitute on some of the cards)

Adhesives - Mini Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Seal or Tombow adhesive

Scissors - for ribbon and for paper

Optional - Banners Pick a Punch (or you can use scissors if you dont have this)

Other - Blending Brushes or sponge/sponge daubers


I'll be sending out the first round of supply kits by the end of this week, and the video tutorial around the same time.  If you have already purchased the Butterfly Brilliance bundle from me you will automatically receive the class. 

If you have questions, please ask! 

I hope you love this class AND this beautiful bundle of products! 


Linda D x

Friday, 26 February 2021

Video Tutorial: Introducing the new Butterfly Bouquet Suite of products!

 


 Hello friends! I am back with another video for you today.  We have this awesome new suite of products - the Butterfly Bouquet suite - coming out next week.   As a demonstrator I was able to get my hands on these products early, and that gave me a chance to play with them so I can show you how awesome they are!  Im showcasing the whole suite in my video today, and I made this simple but pretty card.  

How beautiful are the colours in this DSP?? Just gorgeous! 

Dont forget if you would like to order these items you can do so from 2nd March (that's only next week!).  To order you can click the SHOP NOW button OR you can contact me directly by clicking HERE.  In the meantime, I hope you enjoy the video... comment and let me know what you think of this new suite!  And dont forget to SUBSCRIBE to my YouTube channel for more ideas and inspiration! 


Click the picture below to view the video:





Monday, 22 February 2021

Quick Tip Video: Using your Wink of Stella Glitter Brush

 



Hello friends!

I had a lovely customer recently ask me to product a video showing how to set up and use the Wink of Stella Glitter Brush.... so here we go!  Wink of Stella is one of those products that is a great addition to your papercrafting.  You can use it to add that little bit of "wow" to almost any project! I find I use it a lot.  

On my card today I used it on the Dragonfly's wings, and also on the tops of the dandelions in the background. But its really hard to see!  Here's a closeup to show the dragonfly better...



The background paper is the beautiful "Oh so Ombre" SAB DSP... free right now with a $90 order (but only until the end of February 2021!).  I also used the Dandy laser cut paper from our current Mini Catalogue... its so fun to use!  As is the Wink of Stella on this card. 

However, when you first get your Wink of Stella brush its not always clear how to set it up.... there's a couple of little tricks to get it to work.  So I made this little video and I hope you find it useful. 

Click the video link below to watch it.... and Enjoy!


Linda D








Sunday, 21 February 2021

Video Tutorial: Fun backgrounds plus using the Goldleaf in a whole new way


 


Hello friends!


Tonight on my weekly YouTube live video I created 2 cards (shown above) to show off a few cool things.  The first card uses the Paper Blooms set.... which I HAD to play with again as it only has a week left before it is gone! 


Then for my second card I showed a cool background technique... plus a fun idea for using the Gilded Leafing embellishment (AKA Goldleaf).  I really hope you enjoy both cards!


The kitten has decided one of his favourite places to sleep is in my lightbox... and I didnt have the heart to move him. I figure its kinda cute anyway. 


Click the picture below to view the tutorial. 




Monday, 15 February 2021

Video Tutorial: 2 great cards with new products!

 



For the last month I've started doing regular YouTube Lives on Sunday nights at 7.30pm (that's the same as Sydney time - AEDST - for anyone that would like to tune in). Of course its always possible to go and watch the replays too, so I've included the video link below for you. 


The cards I made last night were actually really fun to make. The first one was requested (Thanks Robyn!) and features the gorgeous Perennial Petals stamp set. Its really just simple stamping with a bit "extra". 





 Then the second card shows a great way to use up scraps of DSP.  And I love how they both turned out. 


To watch the video, click the link below..... and ENJOY! 




Monday, 8 February 2021

Video Tutorial: Hydrangea Hill creations

 



Hello friends!


Last night on my regular Sunday Night Creative session I created this cute Hydrangea card!  The Hydrangea Hill suite came out at the beginning of January and is featured in our Mini Catalogue. However I only just received it myself, and so I grabbed it out of my brand new box and made my first card yesterday.... and you can see it above. 

Its not a long live video this time.... and the replay is now available to watch!  I was really happy with how it turned out... and I hope you enjoy it too!  If you would like to purchase any of these products for yourself... just click the SHOP NOW button on this page. 

Click the link below to watch the video over on YouTube. 

I'll be back with more for you soon!




Tuesday, 2 February 2021

Berry Blessings in Blue


 


Hey Friends!


Today I am showing this awesome card... as you might know it is Sale-A-Bration (SAB) right now!  This is Stampin'Up's biggest promotion of the year, and there are 3 ways to take advantage of it:


1. SHOP!

For every $90 order you place you can choose a free Level 1 product from our SAB catalogue.  Or spend $180 and choose a free Level 2 item.  The stamps AND dsp I have used in the above card is a Level 2 bundle including both the Berry Blessings stamp set AND the Berry Delightful paper pack. 


2. HOST!

When you host a qualifying workshop/party you will also receive the Punch Party stamp set.  It's super cute!  



3. JOIN!

The best deal of them all!  For only $169, you get to choose $235 worth of products (completely your choice!) PLUS until the end of February you will also receive 5 packs of DSP to match all of our Colour Families! This is an additional $100 in value - and 200 sheets of 6" x 6" paper!   


Plus there are more perks to being a demonstrator than I can tell you in one blog post!  Even though I joined for the discount (and to pay for my scrapbooking habit)  my personal favourite perk is the fabulous community of demonstrators and customers that I have met along the way.  That is absolutely PRICELESS in my opinion!  

So jump on in and experience the Sale-A-Bration promotion for yourself!  Im here is you have ANY questions or need further information... click HERE to contact me. 


Have a fabulous day... and dont forget to check my Class and Event schedule above to see what's happening!


Linda D

Sunday, 24 January 2021

Video Tutorial - The Goldleaf Strip technique


 

Hello friends!  The other night I did my very first YouTube live video.  Sure, I've been making tutorials on both YouTube and Facebook for years... but I've never got around to doing Live Videos on YouTube. But I was encouraged to give it a go a couple of days ago.... and the video I have posted below is the result. Its longer than my usual YouTube tutorials... but thats the nature of Live videos I guess!  There are pros and cons to this type of video.... (a longer video might be a con for some, and a pro for others!) but something I really do like about it is that its a chance to meet completely different people from those I have engaged with in the past.  And it's a chance for you to get to know me better too! (Is that a pro or a con!?)


So if you were with me the other night whilst I was live.... thanks for watching!  And thanks to those that have watched the replay too. The card above is the one I made live on the video.... and I showed a really easy way to use the Gilded Leafing Embellishment (AKA Goldleaf).  Im calling it the Goldleaf Strip technique (not sure if there is another offical name), but if you get the chance definitely give this fun technique a try!  That Gold Leaf stuff sure is messy... but that's totally outweighed by how much fun it is....and doesnt it look amazing on my card?


Without further ado... click the link below to view the tutorial.  I really hope you enjoy it.... and I plan to make more of these videos.  I'll be announcing a regular time for them on my FACEBOOK BUSINESS PAGE this week... so stay tuned for that! 




Saturday, 23 January 2021

Registrations for my January Online Speciality Class are now OPEN!

 




Welcome to my latest Online Specialty Class!  This month we are making 3 projects and I'll be working with the gorgeous Fine Art Floral Suite.  There will be 2 cards PLUS a gorgeous 3" x 3" box containing 3 gift cards - which would easily make a beautiful gift or something special for yourself! 

The awesome thing about an Online Speciality class is that you can make the projects and follow the tutorial at a time to suit you!  So this style of class can totally fit into your life - you just make the projects when you are ready.  No scheduled time - its up to you! 

Of course Im not giving away all my secrets today... that would be telling!   But I think you will really love these projects.  I've posted just a "sneak peek" of the projects above - so you can get an idea of the colours and style of what we are making.  The main colours are So Saffron, Pink (a combination of Flirty Flamingo, Petal Pink and Blushing Bride), Sahara Sand and Gold. 


There are two options to register:

1. Tutorial Only - $20


No matter where you are in the world you are welcome to purchase the "Tutorial Only" option. I have set up a Paypal button for this. You will get the link to the video tutorial, and can follow the instructions using whatever stamps and products you have in your stash, and at a time to suit you! (Please note I have used products from the Wonder of the Season suite of products) The cost for this option is $20aud. I have set up a Paypal button for this below. Or you can contact me to make payment.
2. Class pack and Tutorial.
If you are in Australia and would like me to send out the materials to make these projects as well as the video tutorial showing how to put it together then all you need to do is place an order of $50 or more with me through my ONLINE STORE and when you check out be sure to use the Host Code BHZDZYWJ. This Host Code will identify that you wish to be part of the class so that I can send the materials out. Click the SHOP NOW button to go shopping!

The video link will be sent to you by email within 48 hours of placing your order. This Online Class option will be open to register until Wednesday January 27th, 2021, OR until sold out. Class packs will all be in the mail by Friday January 29th.

Please note that the materials sent out will include the die cut or punched shapes needed for this project.... all you need to do is stamp and assemble it together. (You do not have to own the stamp sets I have used - you can substitute with any suitable sentiment stamps you have in your collection) Here is my Recommended list of items to help you put the projects together:

Suggested Inks:
Sahara Sand, Flirty Flamingo, Mossy Meadow. (or similar colours will suffice)
Optional: So Saffron


Suggested Adhesvies:
Seal or Seal +
Tombow Multipurpose glue
Tear and Tape
Dimensionals (mini and "normal")
Mini Glue Dots
Other:

Scissors (To cut ribbon)


And here's the best bit.... you can add anything you like to your order (as long as you use the host code BHZDZYWJ when checking out)... and that includes sale or clearance items, or items from any current catalogue.



I hope you will join me for this Online class this month... and that you enjoy these gorgeous projects! I think you will love them! Feel free to CONTACT ME if you have any questions at all.


Linda D x

Friday, 22 January 2021

Welcome to the Paper Adventures Team Blog Hop - NEW

 


Welcome to the Paper Adventures Team blog Hop.... and welcome to my blog!  This is all very exciting because I am very honoured to have been asked to be the Guest Designer for this blog hop this month!  How exciting!  Thanks Narelle for asking me!  Even though this isnt my demonstrator team, I love that the demonstrator community works so well together and support each other. Truly, Stampin' Up demonstrators are extra special people! 





This month's theme is "NEW".  I took a while to come up with an idea for this theme.  But as luck would have it my daughter is off to the wedding of a friend tomorrow... and what could be more about "New" and "New Beginnings" more than  a wedding, right?  So I made this card for her to take, and I hope they love it!


Of course, I used lots of NEW products on my card too. AND there's something else that is NEW.... This is a new card size for me.  Something that has been trending lately is the "Slimline Card".... so its wider and narrower than usual.  And I gave it a go on this card.  


I've used the gorgeous new "Forever & Always" stamp set as well as the matching "Always Dies".  I cut the "Always" from our lovely new Sahara Sand Foil (in the Love You Always foil sheets).  I also used the divine True Love  DSP.... I am such a sucker for Black and White patterned papers!  The other NEW thing I used on this card is one of my FAVOURITE things in the whole catalogue.... the fabulous new set of Blending Brushes!  These are phenomenal.... they give the most beautiful blended backgrounds, and you will LOVE them!  They come in a pack of 3, and cost $21aud.  


Here's a closer look at my card:



Thank you so much for visiting me today.... and thanks to the Paper Adventures Team for inviting me to be part of their hop today. 


Click the NEXT button below to visit the next blog... you will going to the blog of the talented Narelle Simm.... I know you are going to love her creation!  Happy Stamping Everyone!