Thursday, 4 December 2014

Stamp-a-Stack Class Thursday 11th December

Next date for this class is Thursday 11th December at 7pm, at my home in Cherrybrook. 

 Complete a batch of special cards just in time for posting. 

 Class duration will be approximately 3 hours, so please have a bite to eat before arriving.  Coffee and cake supper will be served during the evening.

 Please call Michelle on 0403175790 to book your seat.

Monday, 20 October 2014

Christmas Card Stamp-a-Stack

 I have planned the first in a series of Christmas Card Stamp-a-Stack classes for the year, to be held on the evening of... VERY SOON!  It's a fantastic opportunity to get started on your stash of Christmas cards for the year with much of the hard work done for you.  

You'll make 12 special cards, 4 each in three different designs.  Each of the designs features elegant stamping and embossing, with lots of layers and detail, the sneak peek above should give you an inkling.  Everything is provided for you - pre-cut cardstock, all materials and embellishments, adhesive and beautiful Stampin' Up! envelopes to match. 

The class will be set up so you can construct the cards in an assembly-line format, with full instructions to create more later if you wish.  

The cost of the class is $25 and places are limited to ensure individual attention.  Please give me a call if you'd like to book a seat, on 9484 9447 or 0403 175 790, or email me to discuss dates.  Get a group together of four or more, and I can come to you for an evening of your choice (subject to availability)

Win/Win/WIn - Join today for ~$120 worth of FREE Designer Series Paper

There's no better time to join my team than the month of October!
For a limited time, you can enjoy six months of FREE Designer Series Paper when you sign up to be a demonstrator.

You'll receive one FREE package of Designer Series Paper, every month for the next six months.

  • Choose one FREE package of Designer Series Paper, every month for six months, when you sign up as a new recruit during the month of October. 
  • You can begin redeeming beginning November 2014 and ending April 2015.
  • Free Designer Series Paper must be redeemed on a Demonstrator Order. If other items are not added to this order the order will incur normal shipping costs.
  • New Demonstrators must remain active during incentive period to be eligible for free items.
  • Paper will be limited to non specialty paper only; Specialty Designer Series Paper and Designer Series Paper Stacks not included.
That's around $120 worth of free paper.  Combined with the already great deals on offer with the fully customisable  Starter Kit ($235 worth for $169!) it's an ideal time to give it a try.  Check out the Become A Demonstrator tab above for more info, or give me a call to chat - 0403 175 790

Fantastic Good Greetings Stamp set - yours free for a very limited time!
There are ELEVEN more days to earn an exclusive new Hostess Set called Good Greetings.  On top of the $50 in hostess benefits you receive with a $300 order, you get this versatile and appealing sentiments set FREE of charge.  It's an ideal time to spoil yourself, or get started on some Christmas shopping from the Annual Catalogue, Holiday Catalogue, Holiday Supplement Catalogue and not forgetting the Clearance Rack and My Digital Studio offerings.
Here are some excuses REASONS to place an order today...
1.  Teacher Gifts - very important - Term 4 will fly by!  I may be biased, but I think a good teacher deserves something with a bit of thought and effort put into it after a year of educating your children.   Rotary Stamps?  Card Kit?  MDS Printables? Something relaxing to make over the break?
2. Christmas Card Supplies - start now and you will have time to make your own cards, with love and care to go along with your end-of-year salutations.  Choose your colours, grab your cardstock and envelopes - maybe with a new stamp set to match?
3. Stocking treats - the Clearance Rack is a great place to start for Christmas sack bits and bobs - there are many versatile ideas hiding there just waiting to be turned into creative genius by kids of all ages - mini albums, customisable Simply Adorned jewellery and more.
4. Halloween - it's coming, and it's getting bigger every year!  Make some cute tags with a punch and a Halloween themed stamp set, attach to a lollipop and you'll score some serious playground Brownie Points.  Thinking of Halloween, the same applies for those end of year classmate treats.  Heaps of ideas await on Pinterest.

So, what are you waiting for?  It's the perfect time!  Click any of the text links, or the photo to Shop by Solution.

Christmas Bonus Catalogue Supplement starts TODAY!

There's never too much of a good thing - especially when we're talking about stamps and goodies for Christmas crafting.  Stampin' Up! have released a special supplement catalogue with extra products, available from 20th October.
Click the cover image to download your own PDF from my Mediafire Library, or visit my online store to shop - link here ONLINE SHOP

There are kits and gift ideas, as well as stamps and cute packaging solutions - time to get creating :-)

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Be quick for Sale Prices - Ends October 6th
There are just a couple more days for the Stamp Stock and Save Promotion in celebration of World Cardmaking Day.  Selected stamp sets, card stock packs, envelopes and adhesives are on sale, as well as all the Classic Stampin' Inkpads.  Click the image to go to my Demonstrator Website, or click here to go directly to my online store: ONLINE STORE   While you are there, don't forget to browse the Clearance Rack for the latest bargains, it's a great place to check for a second chance to nab recently retired items.

I hope everyone has been enjoying the lovely weather lately!

Stampin' Crop Days are moving.... To SUNDAYS

Thanks to Sarah at The Handmade Card Blog for her pretty 'Moving House' card

After much deliberation, and attempts to juggle things about, I have decided that the only way to continue with a monthly craft day would be to move it from Saturdays to Sundays.

I am hoping that this doesn't preclude anyone from coming, and indeed I hoped it might make it easier for those who work some Saturdays.  It will also make it easier for me to manage my Rural Fire Service commitments which are heating up with the weather.

Thus, the next dates are:
Sunday 12th October
Sunday 9th November
Sunday 14th December.

Please let me know if you are able to attend, a quick SMS in the days leading up to each event is appreciated for catering and setup purposes. 

Thanks again for your endless patience with the schedule!
0403 175 790

Monday, 4 August 2014

Gotta get your BigShot Bundle!

This is the best promo in ages!  With every purchase of a Big Shot in August, you can choose one of five free stamp set/Framelits bundles.  That's up to a $100 AUD value, which means you're getting the machine for less than $50!  The choices include several new sets with matching framelits and even a set from the yet to be released Holiday Catalogue.

This is an ideal opportunity to add a BigShot to your tool collection, or upgrade from another type of diecutting machine.  If you already own one, you can still choose any or all the bundles at 15% off the normal prices.  Contact me to find out more, or shop online here

Project Life is GO - all products are now available.

It's a match made in heaven - Stampin' Up's famous colour co-ordination, stamps and accessories and Becky Higgins' brilliant and simple memory keeping system.
All product lines are now available for purchase.
The range includes everything you need, from albums and divided pages to journaling pens, corner rounder punch, card sets and more.  There's even a set of Framelits to create your own pocket inserts.  I haven't scrapbooked in a traditional way for a few years now,  (aside from the irresistable classes at escape2create).  It takes too long, and my photos were piling up so much faster than I could manage.  I ummed and ahh'ed about Project Life, liking the simplicity of the concept, but with such an investment in Stampin' Up products, I was reluctant to start something new.  When the preorder came along for demonstrators, I thought I would give it a go.  I managed to create some 14 pages in a day, and I am well on my way to taming those photos.  It's so much nicer to have them in albums than stacked away in paper envelopes.  You can keep it as simple as sliding photos in the pockets with a journaling card per page to track the details, or you can get creative with stamping, accents and embellishments. For digi-creators, there are even MDS versions of the cards and stamps  It's flexible like that :-)

The video above gives an intro into the features and benefits, so contact me to order when you've decided which design you like best.  Or, you can view and shop the range online - too easy!
Jut click here

Monday, 9 June 2014

My first attempt at the Blendabilities - a new product line coming in the 2014-15 catalogue.  I've dabbled very briefly with alcohol markers before, and have a few copics and kuretake markers, but because I didn't have 'enough' colours to blend with, it seemed more like standard colouring in!  And the colours didn't match the patterned papers, cardstock and embellishments I wanted to use them with.  So, like the forgotten scrapping photos, they have languished...
At the recent Inspire Create Share Convention in Melbourne,  a set of three Blendabilities markers and the Blended Bloom stamp were given away to every attendee.  I added Old Olive and Daffodil Delight marker trios to my Demonstrator Pre-order, and had a play.  I forgot to get the magical 'Color Lifter' though, so made do with another brand.  It gave a more 'rustic' look to the flower than I intended, or maybe it was the rusty applicator??  In any case, I simply built a rustic style card around it.  .  The colours are the new Mossy Meadow and Hello Honey, on a base of Naturals White.  The leaves and butterflies are from a new set called "Kinda Eclectic", which I think will be a new favourite.  As a finishing touch, I highlighted some leaves and stamens with Crystal Effects.

The greeting is from a set called "Gifts of Kindness"  Sorry about the tilta head requirement, I forgot to rotate the pic before uploading.

Friday, 6 June 2014

Kinda Fun, Kinda Versatile, Kinda Eclectic!

I love Convention for the friends, the happy chatter and gathering, the business stuff, and the stampin!  We are treated with lots of goodies from the upcoming catalogue, and while I can't show you that just yet, I can show you this card we made during one of the Make and Take sessions. It's using a new set called "Kinda Eclectic" and I think I'm in love - sort of grungy but elegant at the same time.
It also features some of the new In Colors, Mossy Meadow, Tangelo Twist, and Hello Honey
Let me know what you think :-)

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Retirement List is here...

It's a great time to add some stamps and accessories to you collection, with selected items 25-50% off the Catalogue price.  Items are while stocks last only, so don't delay.  To order online, you can view the Retirement List online at the following link:

Shop the Retirement List now!

You can also view sortable lists in the Excel files  - links are below, I have these hosted on my MediaFire account, just click the download button to view.

Link to Sortable Excel List - Stamps
Link to Sortable Excel List- Accessories

Happy shopping, just send me an email if you get stuck!

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

APOLOGIES - Stampin' Crop for May CANCELLED


My poor neglected blog, my poor neglected stamps!  I'd love nothing more than to immerse myself in a bit of crafting this weekend, but there are a few factors that make it a bad idea :-(
Firstly, it's Mother's Day weekend and several regulars are unable to attend.
Secondly, with about 10 days before Convention, I have a mountain of school work to complete before I can escape, as I didn't realise that reports are due this week, next week, and the week I am at Convention.  Too much stress!
Apologies for those inconvenienced, but I hope you'll understand.

I've had a dig through my photos to see if I can show you something I've made recently, thank goodness for events like bridal showers that force me to squeeze in some crafty therapy.  This one was made using the Watercolour Wonder Designer Notecard set, and was a fast and easy way to create something nice.  I used the "Pomp and Circumstance" set with a little masking to put the brain under the trencher cap.
Watercolor Wonder Designer Note Cards & Envelopes can be found in the Seasonal Catalogue, code 133362.  Contact me to order, or use the 'shop now' button at top right.

Price: $22.95 for
■ 20 printed cards on watercolor paper: 4 ea. of 5 designs
■ 20 Ivory envelopes
■ Card size: 3-1/2" x 5"

Sunday, 16 February 2014

New catalogues and fantastic freebies!

NOW is a great time to do some crafty shopping with Stampin' Up!  There is a lovely, luscious new Occasions Catalogue with all kinds of new goodies.  And, to sweeten the deal even more, it is Sale-a-bration time as well!  You can select from a range of products including stamp sets, punches, embossing folders, DSP, fun kits and more.  Click on the Cover image at the right hand side, or download the PDF by clicking the SAB cover in this post to view.  This year, you earn a free choice with each $90 spent on any current catalogue.  It's also a great time to join me and my team, with extra value in the Starter Kit.

The photo in the middle of the post shows what can be made with one of the free products on offer, the Good As Gold card kit.  Very quick, so easy, and a great gift - either assembled or left as a craft kit.  Everybody needs Thank You cards, birthday cards etc, and this fits the bill in a most shiny, spotty way!

Christmas Classmate Gifts - Decorated Cookie Cutters

Was Christmas REALLY more than 6 weeks ago?  I am sure I am not the only one who has found the new year to be rocketing by.
These are some photos of gifts I made for my children's classmates, and their teachers got some larger versions amongst their other goodies.  I had seen some Cookie Cutter ornaments about, on Pinterest and my talented downline Clare McIlhatton's blog etc, and then I came across some lovely sets of German-made cutters at Aldi Supermarket, of all places!  And at just $3.99 for a pack of 25, my mind instantly went into planning mode.

They are very simple to make, if a little fiddly and time consuming in places.    The cost per ornament was very little, and I used up quite a few sparkly bits and bobs from my stash.  The ornaments are glued onto sheets of retired Christmas Designer Series Papers, and cut out with a craft knife.  I sanded back any scrappy bits, and inked the edges with a sponge.  I used co-ordinating Washi Tape to wrap around the outside, making sure to have punched a hole for ribbon in the top with my Crop-a-dile first!  I then used various bits of rhinestone, buttons, pearls, chipboard stars, and glimmer paper diecut "merry" from the Expressions Thinlits set.  I packaged them up in cello bags with MDS designed card tags, and they were a big hit with the recipients.  Hope you like them!