Thursday, 27 September 2007

Party Time

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I cant believe that my oldest baby is turning 5! Next year is big school, with all the excitement and challenges that will bring. This year has been a big one too... I have seen her develop and grow, and although she can still be challenging at times, I've noticed huge improvements in lots of areas. She is also very crafty... and can happily spend large amounts of time drawing and colouring and creating. I finished off the invites for the small get together that we are having for her big day, and she helped me colour in the "Pretty Princess" image on the cards. Of course there were a few requirements for these cards... they HAD to be pink and purple, and they HAD to be cute. From my point of view they also had to be quick and easy - because I had to duplicate them a number of times!

So here is the result. How do you think we did?

Dont forget that tomorrow is the last day that I will be accepting the Blog workshop orders... just send your order to (Of course you can order anytime...but this will be your last chance to get some free stuff as well) I will be contacting all particants over the next few days.

Happy Stamping!

Linda H

Sunday, 23 September 2007

Less than 1 week to go to get your FREE STUFF!

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This is for everyone who gets these updates but doesnt read all the way through... Please dont forget that I am offering either free products or stamps with every order through this blog of more than $100 before the 28th September! Basically during the month of September I have had lots of family things taking up my time and so I havent been able to hold as many actual workshops as I usually do. So I've decided to hold this "Blog workshop" to encourage you guys to place orders here directly. And to celebrate my being with Stampin'Up for one whole year! Just email me at with your order details and I'll get it to you no matter where in Australia you are.
To see how it works and what you get just scroll down to my post of 9th September, the Happy Birthday one.

And check out my latest card, which I designed to Welcome Jamison Kathleen Jane Page to the world. Congratulations to her Mum and Dad, and to her big brother Corrigan. Well done guys!

Saturday, 22 September 2007

With a little help from my friends....

And in this case, the friend is Mr Cuttlebug. I had the opportunity to have a little play with the Cuttlebug courtesy of my lovely friend and upline Georgina. How much fun is it? I needed to make a card for my MIL's 60th Birthday, so I used this beautiful flowery embossing folder on Sahara Sand cardstock and then swiped over it with Elegant eggplant ink to highlight the raised bits. The cake image is from the Pretty Princess set. Hope you like it!

Monday, 17 September 2007

Colour Challenge for you..

Some of you would remember that I recently took part in our Demonstrator forum's Cyberstamp night. The card you see here was another card from the same night. Marelle challenged us to come up with a creation using these colours: Not quite Navy, Garden Green and Elegant Eggplant. Now THERE'S 3 colours that I had NEVER thought of using together... even though Im a big fan of Not Quite Navy and Elegant Eggplant on their own. But that was the challenge, so I found a way to put them together and here is the result. What do you think? It's not my favourite card that I've ever done, but I have decided that I DO love the colours together - it's certainly a different combination for me. I was inspired to create this card after seeing a sketch in a recent CK magazine. I love using sketches for inspiration!

In the meantime don't forget about the Blog Catalogue workshop offer that is currently happening (see previous post)... EVERYONE WHO PLACES AN ORDER OVER $100 before the 28th September will get either a stamp set or cash to spend in return. (What you will recieve will depend on the order that I receive your emial in) This is a fantastic special! You can either put an order together yourself, or you can gather a couple of orders from friends, colleagues and family. There's already been lots of interest and a couple of orders, so keep them coming guys! Remember this offer is only available to order received via the blog. Email me at to place your order.

Enjoy the lovely Spring weather that we are having at the moment... Isnt it just gorgeous!


Sunday, 9 September 2007

Happy Birthday to Me.... Kind of ... and you get the presents!

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Ok, so it's not my real birthday. But this week I celebrated my Stampin'Up Birthday - I've been with SU for one whole year. I celebrated my year by feeling fantastic about where this business has taken me already, and also by holding a workshop with my very good friend Alex. Ironically, it was at Alex's house at another workshop just over a year ago that I first discovered Stampin'Up for the very first time. So it was fun to do another workshop with her now. Looking back on my year, I am so grateful to have met so many wonderful new people, so many of whom I now call my friends. So thank you to many of you - for both your friendships and your continued support.

To say thank you I would like to offer the following Catalogue Workshop extravaganza, only available on my blog.

This is how it will work: I am looking for 6 or more people to participate in the Blog Catalogue Workshop. All you have to do is gather orders of $100 and you will share in the Hostess Gifts. The easiest way to do this is to show the catalogue to friends and family - or anybody that you think might love our products. Just email your orders through to me and your contact details to EVERYONE who places an order of $100 or over will share in the hostess gifts and here they are:

1st Participant - Your choice of Petal Prints Stamp Set or $30 free product of your choice
2nd Participant - All about U stamp Set or $25 free product of your choice
3rd Participant - Reason to Smile hostess Stamp set or $25 free product of your choice
4th Participant - Hostess Level 1 set of your choice
All other participants will recieve $20 products of your choice.

No kidding guys - this is a great deal! It is only available on orders recieved via this blog. I dont plan on doing this kind of thing very often! Postage to anywhere in Australia will be 5% of the order amount, and is therefore only available to residents of Australia.

Everyone will be a Winner!!

PLUS - The Individual with the most in orders over $100 will also receive a free Classic Ink Pad of their choice (valued at $9.95)

If you need me to send a catalogue to you, please contact me at Otherwise you can view an online catalogue HERE

PLEASE NOTE: This offer will end September 28, 2007.

And I thought you might like to see a card that I made this week too.. for another dear friend who celebrated her REAL birthday this week (Happy Birthday Cheryl!) It features the Rock and Roll technique with the "Seeing Spots" stamp set and some of my fave colours (yes it's Old Olive again... this time paired with Vintage Violet.) I've also used Close to Cocoa cardstock on this one, some of our beautiful Grosgrain ribbon and some Hodgepodge (of course... I have to revisit the current Promo!). I used the "Be Happy" stamp set on the flower and punched the petals with the large oval punch. This card was a lot of fun to make. I love using punches - they speed up the whole process which is great. Enjoy the card, and enjoy your week.

Monday, 3 September 2007

Free Hodgepodge Hardware Upgrade!

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You might be wondering why I've put this card in particular on my blog... that's because it helps me show off the new SU promotion for September: Anyone who purchases the Demonstrator Kit in September will also receive a tin of beautiful Hodgepodge Hardware (valued at $52.95). The kit in itself is already awesome value, so this is a fantastic opportunity to jump on a bargain! Why become a Stampin'Up Demonstrator? Because it's fun! Also you will receive a discount on all your papercraft products that you buy for yourself, as well as having the opportunity to earn additional freebies along the way. I am just in love with this job, so if you love stamps or papercraft, and think that you would like to do what I do, please contact me for more info on I will happily send you the information that you are after. There are all kinds of demonstrators, from those who just want products for themselves at a discount, to those who want to support their hobby (the biggest group!), to those that want to build a career. What you do with it is up to you!

You'll notice that I've added Hodgepodge to my card above... I've used an Antique Brass photo anchor and a buckle in the same colour that has the ribbon threaded through. I think metal accents work so well on both cards and on layouts. They seem to finish things off beautifully. If you look back through many of my posts you will see lots of examples of Hodgepodge used on various card examples. The card here also uses the Bodacious Bouquet stamp set, and the Polka Dots and Paisley double sided patterned paper. I hope it inspires you to try some Hodgepodge for yourself.

Have a lovely day doing whatever it is tht you love to do. :)