Wednesday, 31 August 2011

This is it... the very last day

Finally, August 31st has come.. and we need to bid farewell to our current 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalogue. If you need to see the retiring list you can view it here... items already sold out are marked with an 'x'.

The card I chose to show you today is actually a CASE directly from the catalogue (page 86 in fact). I copied it as closely as I could and gave it last weekend as a gift to one of my wonderful hostesses. She had told me she really liked that particular card - so I had most of the products required and made it for her. Cute isnt it? The tree is made from chipboard, and I have used patterned paper to cover it, and then sanded back the edges with my Sanding block. I like how it turned out. I hope that Donna does too!

Already my evening Launch to showcase the Brand new Catalogue is full, and so I have scheduled a second launch for those that would like to come along... this time it will be a day launch, to be held on the 7th September at 11am. Cost is $20, and you will receive a copy of the catalogue, (valued at $12.95 rrp) plus you will go home with 3 great projects that you have created yourself. There will also be some giveaways and launch-only specials on the day. Light refreshments and all materials are provided.

If you would like to join us please email me at This launch event will be held at Narara on the Central Coast, I can give you the address details when you reserve your spot.

So I will take one last fond look at our current catty, and then Im going to move on and celebrate the brand new one just around the corner... cant wait!!! xx

Sunday, 28 August 2011

Big Shot Class this Wednesday

Hello everyone! WOW... August is almost over, and so is our current catalogue. That means you have only a few days left to order many of our wonderful products. To see the list of what is being discontinued click here. From Thursday 1st September we have a whole new catalogue to play with... so we are really down to the wire now with the current catalogue. The list is growing of those products already sold out.....Dont miss out!

So... this week I am running my "Getting Creative with the Big Shot" class. We are going to be making a number of projects, and we will be using lots of different types of dies and embossing folders. We will also use the "Mover and Shapers" dies which you wont have seen me use before. The class runs at 11am on Wednesday 31st August, and the cost is $20 if you have not purchased your Big Shot through me... but if you have purchased it with me, your class is free. All materials and a Light lunch is supplied.

I've included some pics here of some of the types of projects we will be making - a minimum of 5 projects, but we might get to make 6 if time permits. So you will go home with quite a stash of creative projects, and a lot of information.

This is also that weird time of year when we are in "changeover" will see me using some retiring products, and also doing sneak-peeks of new products. So you might see I have used some of our new Incolor range in these photos... lots to look forward to.

Contact me at to reserve your spot. Hope to see you on Wednesday. xx

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

New Catalogue Launch and a "Sneak Peek"

Here we are with just 2 weeks of our current catalogue to go... and that means time is running out to make those last minute purchases from our Retiring List before they are gone!

But dont be too sad... because we have our beautiful new catalogue for you to get your hands on, and I am running this year's catalogue launch on Tuesday 13th September at 7.30pm if you would like to attend. First in, best dressed. The venue is the Narara Baptist Church Hall at 127 Narara Valley Drive, Narara. So if you are into Stamping or Stampin'Up, and live on or close to the Central Coast NSW, make a date to play with some beautiful new items!

You will be amongst the first to play with the new products featured in the new Catalogue to be realeased on September 1st. You will receive your own copy of the new catalogue on the night, as well as making 3 great projects. As always there will be prizes and supper provided so come along and be part of the fun! Cost is $20,which includes the cost of your catalogue, and for this event I am asking that you pre-pay to reserve your spot.

I can only open this event to the first 10 takers. However, I will possibly run a second day event should there be sufficient interest in that.

And yes, the card featured here is made with products from our brand new catty! I am really liking this new set, and the blue is one of our brand new "In-Colors", although in "Real Life" it is somewhat brighter than I have been able to photograph here. Let me know what you think!

Friday, 12 August 2011

Quick update: These items already sold out...

The following items are now no longer available to order:

Garden Whimsy Stamp set[wood-mount]
Choo Choo Stamp Set [wood-mount]
Sanded Background Stamp [wood-mount]
Full Calendar Stamp [wood-mount]
Bashful Blue 12" x 12" Card Stock
Rich Razzleberry 12" x 12" Card Stock
Early Espresso 12" x 12" Card Stock
Chocolate Chip 12" x 12" Card Stock
Night of Navy 12" x 12" Card Stock
Marina Mist 12" x 12" Card Stock
Crumb Cake 12" x 12" Card Stock
Antique Brass Jumbo Eyelets
Metallic Eyelets
Pewter Jumbo Eyelets
Photo Corners Punch
Spiral Punch
Star Punch
Small Oval Punch

That's it for now... but the list is growing every day. To see the list of what is list click here. Dont miss out! Please email your order through to as I am placing orders every few days to make sure that we can still get stock. I have one going in Sunday night if that is of interest to anyone. But you need to let me know. :-)

Retirement Party this Sunday.. grab a Bargain!

I am hosting my first "Retirement Party" this coming Sunday 14th August, and if you love Stampin Up and are anywhere on or close to the Central Coast you are welcome to join us! It's more of an afternoon tea really... I will have tea and coffee and afternoonish foodie stuff, and you are welcome to come, chat and even make a card if you feel so inclined. I will also be putting out my current retiring stock for those that come and allowing you to put "first dibs" on the ones you might like to purchase after September 1st (I'm not allowed to sell them before then). I am holding the afternoon tea at two times.. the first group at 1.30pm (only a couple of spots left) and again at 3.30pm. That way you can fit it in to your afternoon in the most convenient way for you. Contact me at if you would like to attend, and I can give you the address details when you book in. There is no cost to attend this time around.

And also because its retiring month... I wanted to show you not one, but FOUR cards today. My team is made up of wonderful girls who love their papercrafting as much as I do... and we sometimes hold team swaps. Everyone creates several cards, depending on the number of people in the group, and we send them all to whoever is co-ordinating the swap. She then redistributes them back out to everyone so that everyone gets one of each card. So in this swap we had just 4 girls... we each made 4 cards, sent them to Karen, who was co-ordinating, and then she sent us back one of each. So now I have 4 new cards to show you... and this time the theme to work with was to use as much Retiring product on the card as we could. Everyone did a great job! Here they are:





I thought they were pretty good! And we had a short time-line this time because we needed to get these out so as to take advantage of them before they are sold out. So there you go... thats what some of us demonstrators like to get up in our spare time. Make cards for fun, and for each other!

Dont forget the retired list is starting to see more things running out... just email me at if you have anything you need to order!


Monday, 8 August 2011

Tomorrow night's class - Polished Stone Technique

I have to say this is the hardest technique to photograph well!!! I do apologize for the quality of this image. It's really hard to get the true effect of the technique in a photo... I tried different kinds of light, and different angles, but struggled to get it right. I promise it looks better in real life!!!

But here is another of the cards we will be making tomorrow night, (Tuesday 9/8 at 7.30pm). We will be making 3 projects, and its a simple but striking effect. In this case it looked to me like a cloudy sky at sunset! Or am I just being hopeful?? Never mind. Its quick and easy to achieve this look. I do have spots left in the class at this point, so please contact me at if you would like to book in. Classes are held on the Central Coast, and the cost is $15. All materials and light refreshments are provided.

The Stampin'Up "retired list" for 2011 has now been released... if you would like to see it, click here. There are quite a few items already sold out... so dont wait too long to order! And dont forget my retirement party this coming weekend! I will be hosting an afternoon tea this Sunday (14th August) and you can come and enjoy, and make a card with me. I am also allowing my customers to go through my retiring collection. Once again email me if you wish to attend at I will hold 2 "sittings", one at 1.30pm, and the other at 3.30pm. There is no cost to attend. Hope you can make it!!!

Friday, 5 August 2011

Polished Stone Class next week

I did confirm this in last month's customer newseltter... but if you have just been watching the blog you may not know that this month's technique is "Polished Stone". I am running two polished stone classes this month - one next Tuesday (9th August)at 7.30pm, and the other on the Wednesday 24th August at 11am. Classes are held on the Central Coast... I can give you the address details when you book in. At this point I still have seats available for both. You will make 3 projects for a cost of $15.

Polished stone is a technique that can give you a lovely subtle background - like the one shown on the card featured here. Or you can use it to create a more striking background too. But I am sure you will love the projects that we are making - the card on this page is just one of the 3 projects.

This card also features quite a number of retiring products. The Bugs & Kisses stamp set, "Sanded" background stamp and the Level 3 hostess set "Occasional Quotes". All going this month!

So if you would like to join us as either of this month's technique classes (or any other class for that matter) please contact me at I hope to be able to show you yet another awesome technique!

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Gone already! (And Party time)

Wow... that didnt take long. Already things on the list are starting to run out. I was putting my order through tonight because I wanted to make sure that my customers can get the paper packs that they ordered (they have been ordering the Jolly Holiday Patterned paper because its marked down to $10.17 per pack, and with Christmas coming up its perfect timing!). I had quite a few items on there from the retired list and was shocked when the ordering system told me that already the Jumbo eyelets and the Spiral Punch have both sold out! That means that they are sadly no more!

So if there is ANYTHING on that list that you dont want to miss out on... please get your order to me ASAP! Every year this happens, as people rush to get their favourite discontinuing items. In fact this year Stampin'Up have themselves suggested to us that customers (yes, that's you!) make a back-up choice in case their first choice has already gone.

So to help everyone say goodbye to their favourite stamps and accessories I have decided to hold a little "Retirement Party" and you are invited!

I will hold this event on Sunday afternoon the 14th August and so that it doesn't get too crowded, I plan to hold two "sittings", one at 1.30pm, and the other at 3.30pm. The idea is that I will prepare supplies for some cards using retiring product. You can come along and make one and enjoy a cuppa too whilst socializing and being creative. I will have lucky door prizes and also the opportunity for you to choose which of my retiring stamps and accessories you might like to give a new home to. So if there is anything you have been eyeing off in my collection, (and its being discontinued) then you can put your name on it.

Just let me know which time will suit you best, and I will book you in... to book just email me at The Retirement Party will be held at Narara on the Central Coast of NSW.. when you book in I can give you the address details if you don't have them already. Space is limited.. so it will be "first in, best dressed"... I can have up to 10 or so people attend each session.

And by the way.. there is no cost to attend. I am doing this partly to show my appreciation to my wonderful customers.. without whom I would not enjoy my fabulous little business nearly so much! So thank you for all your support, and I hope that you can come and enjoy afternoon tea with me.

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Tonight's class

I have this morning had two cancellations for tonight's Christmas Stamp-A-Stack... so if you find yourself with a free night, then please email me at to come along tonight. Yes, I do realize its late notice! But that's life.. and your opportunity to take advantage of it if you are free.

A Stamp-A-Stack is a card class where you get to make 6 cards (3 each of two different designs) for the low price of $15... all materials are supplied, and light refreshments are also provided. You will go home with 6 of your Christmas cards made, as well as having a social and creative night out. The class starts at 7.30pm, and usually ends at around 9.30ish.

So email me if you would like to come. If you haven't been to a class before they are held on the Central Coast of NSW, and I can give you the address when you book.

And of course, if you cant make it tonight... there are lots of other classes coming up!

I hope you enjoy the card here... this is the second of two cards we are making - I showed the other last week.. Click here to see it. The card today features the very cute "Dasher" Stamped in Frost White Shimmer paint on Rich Razzleberry Cardstock. I just love Chocolates and Purples together! I was going to use the Medallion stamp on the background (which you can still do if you prefer) but chose "Sanded" as that is sadly on our retiring list this month! Also retiring are the Jumbo Eyelets so I used them too. Might as well whilst I can right? Check out our retiring list by clicking here if you want to see what is going to be discontinued at the end of this month. These items will not be available after August 31st, or even sooner should they sell out beforehand!


Monday, 1 August 2011

Here it is....

Our Retiring List for 2011! Click here to see the list... Please note that these products are only available until August 31st or until stocks run out. Many items will sell out quickly (those who have been following SU for a while will be familiar with this!!!) Don't leave it too late to order! As items start to sell out I will update the list here for you. So keep checking back.

What will I miss? In the stamps... I am going to miss the beautiful "Friends 2-7" (as shown in the card on this post) and the "Bella Toile" and "Sanded" background stamps! And accessories.. there are some that are sad to see go, but I have faith that our new accessories will more than make up for them. Although there's a couple of punches that are a bit sad for me... the spiral punch has always been so useful! I'll have to play with that one this month before it goes! And the Large Star punch too.

To place an order, simply email me at and let me know what you need. I can have your order shipped directly to you if you wish, anywhere in Australia, for a small postage charge.

Those of us who are demonstrators have been given a "Pre-order" opportunity... this means that this morning I ordered some gorgeous stuff from our brand new catalogue! (SU gives us a selection of products we can choose in advance) I cant wait to show it all to you next month! Trust me... I am soooo excited about our new stuff... and you will love it too.