Thursday, 29 November 2007

Summer Mini is HERE!!

Well, almost! Tomorrow 3oth November is the very last day of the beautiful spring Mini catalogue. Have you placed your order yet? If not, be super quick because once it's closed we may never see the gorgeous sets inside again. Scribble This, Snow Flurries and the Office Accoutrement were my outstanding favourites, but I could happily have bought every single set! Orders MUST be submitted by 11pm on FRIDAY 30th NOVEMBER, so please email me with your wishlists right NOW! View the catalogue online HERE
But, not to fear if you have shopped your fill from the Spring Mini, cos SUMMER MINI starts on Saturday 1st December! Demonstrators have had access to the catalogue contents for a few weeks now, and it has been amazing as always to see the fabulous creations made with the new stamps. There is something for everyone, from a great beach and barbeque set, to edgy quotes and a cute easter stamp set. My favourite set of all is the Carte Postale set, with swirls, fleur de lys, birdies, flowers and more! View the catalogue online HERE from Saturday 1st December, or contact me with your mailing address to receive a complimentary copy.

Tuesday, 20 November 2007

A fun and easy technique!

Here is a card using the Crayon Resist technique. I learned this recently at one of the training days held by Jayne Mercer, and have been playing around ever since. I really like it because it gives a great effect, but is also quick to do, and would lend itself well to a mini production line for when you need lots of cards.

You need:

Glossy White Cardstock - 106555

Black Stazon Ink - 101406

Stamping sponges - 101610 (I cut mine into quarters, 6ths would be big enough but harder to cut evenly!)

Stamp set - I have used the Petals wheel from the Spring mini (108980) but it works well with most sets with an outline style.

2 or more contrasting inks, I have used So Saffron and Regal Rose in this card.

Co-ordinating cardstock for the rest of the card, and the corner rounder punch for the scalloped edge (103378) Using some black cardstock really picks up the foundation ink colour of the stamped image.

White WAX based crayon (raid the kids crayon box for this, Watercolour Wonder Crayons won't work as they are beautifully soluble)

  • Firstly stamp on the white glossy cardstock with the black Stazon ink. Let it dry thoroughly, which takes a little while because of the glossy card surface.

  • Then apply the wax crayon as a highlight around elements of the stamped pattern - wherever you put crayon, the cardstock will remain white.

  • Next use the stampin sponge segments to dab on ink from a Classic Ink pad, building up the colour as much as you like, and blending with the second colour until you are happy with the effect.

  • Finally, grab a tissue and 'polish' the surface of the card, thus removing the wax crayon and revealing the white lines underneath!

  • If you have mass stamped a whole sheet of glossy card, you can now cut it into sections and complete your cards as you wish - a simple piece of ribbon or a scalloped edge is all you need to make a stunning card that will have everyone asking "how did you do THAT???"

Monday, 19 November 2007

Christmas Card Stamp-a-stack - THIS WEEK

Be quick for the last few places at my Christmas Stamp a Stack!

Sunday November 25th

10.30am -- 2.30pm
Location - my house at Cherrybrook, call for details

Everything you need to create 6 cards, 2 each of 3 different designs is provided, along with a pizza lunch and refreshments! The cost of the class is $15 dollars. No stamping or cardmaking experience necessary! Learn and create in a relaxed and fun environment

Stamp a stack Specials


If you place an order during the class to the value of $50 or more, the class cost is reduced by 50%

"Hostess Appreciation"

Book a Stampin' Up! Workshop during the class, and you will receive a Classic Ink pad FREE, in your choice of colour, valued at $9.95. Your inkpad will be delivered after your workshop along with the other orders. You will also receive a Hostess Package with all the information you need to host a successful workshop, including the Idea Book and Catalogue valued at $12.95 FREE

"Door Prizes"

Door Prizes will be awarded every hour!

Please feel free to bring your own additional cardstock and adhesive to complete as many more cards as you can, using my stamps and tools - including my extensive Sizzix and Cuttlebug collection, in perfect time for sending them off!

RSVP ASAP, by Wednesday 21st November on (02) 9484 9447 to reserve your place, and get the location details or if you have any questions

I have included some sample cards images so you can see what you will be making!

Saturday, 3 November 2007

Cuttlebug freebies!

Cuttlebug Giveaway!
I love my Cuttlebug, I've owned my green cutie since they first came out in the US - couldn't wait to get hold of one! I am pleased that he's getting more of a workout now that I am making lots more cards!
Just because I feel like it, I'm offering 2 prize packs of 6 card front sized pieces of SU cardstock, embossed with an assortment of cuttlebug embossing folders, including the snowflake pattern, textile, bloom dots, script and more. All you need to do to be in the running is to add a link to my blog on your site/blog if you have one and leave me a comment here. I'll draw the winners when there is a few entries to choose from!! SU demos welcome to 'enter' :)

Friday, 2 November 2007

All in the family - let's get behind this!

On October 18th, at the age of only 41, Dave Abbott, the Australian General Manager of Stampin' Up! passed away, after a year-long battle with a rare blood disease. He leaves behind his wife Cathy and their three young children. Unfortunately, I never had the opportunity to meet Dave, but he was legendary for his enthusiastic and dedicated support of every single SU!demonstrator, and he is sorely missed by us all.

Stampin' Up! Global have decided to do something very special in honour of Dave, a fine testament to their basic philosophy, and a very rare thing in the Corporate world. Worldwide, every cent from sales of the "All in the Family" stamp set during the month of November will be donated to a special fund for Dave's family. Not just profit, not just a percentage, but every single dollar raised worldwide during November. How wonderful is that!!??

This set will be appearing in next year's Idea Book and Catalogue, but it is being specially pre-released for the month of November only, and will not be available again until April next year, so lets's get behind SU! and support this amazing and heartfelt project.

Myself and many other demonstrators are offering the set at cost price so we can sell as many as possible. By purchasing the set, you get a wonderful discount as well as a good feeling about making a big difference to a young family. The fabulous set contains 28 stamps, to mix and match and create endless cute combinations of people and pets. Click HERE for a link to the downloadable flyer showing the stamp images. Please Contact me to order "All in the Family" today for just $65.00 including postage and handling.

many thanks, and have a great day!