Wednesday, 28 November 2007

The Ultimate Christmas Present

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Stampin'Up has lots of wonderful gifts for your Papercrafting friends and relatives. And the fact that it is delivered to your door is even better... no running madly around the shops, no parking hassles and no screaming kids melting down because you didnt stop at the Wiggles ride. So OK, you now know more about my shopping expeditions than you really needed to know...

But seriously, it makes sense. And if you arent sure what your friends and rels would like for Christmas, I also do beautiful gift certificates for any value that you choose. So really we have Christmas all wrapped up! Click here to view a catalogue, or contact me for the real thing... viewing catalogues online is nice, but it's not the same as curling up on the lounge with a cuppa and a glossy catalogue of your choosing. Now THAT'S the way to shop!

But sometimes it's not someone else that you need to shop for, it's YOU. And if you really want the present that "keeps on giving", then consider the Demonstrator kit for yourself. It really is the best bargain you can possibly get your hands on... over $580 worth of products and supplies, and it costs only $324. Last year two of my customers decided that it was the present that they wanted most, and put their Christmas money towards it. I know that both of them have never for a moment regretted that decision and are still happily receiving a 20% discount on all their own products and supplies. One is happy to support her stamping hobby with that 20%, whilst the other has chosen (much to her surprise) to make it into a business, and every month I have the pleasure of watching her business grow. Both of them are really happy being demonstrators, for completely different reasons, and I love that Stampin'Up works so well for both of them. I now have a fabulous team of girls and Im so inspired by all of them!

Until the end of December I am also giving away any catalogue stamp set that you choose up to $40 in value with each Demonstrator kit that is purchased. So that's even more of a reason to think about it!

If you would like more information about what you get in the kit or you have any other questions about becoming a Demonstrator, please contact me at or call me on 0412 375 552. I can promise you that joining Stampin'Up is one of the best decisions that I have made in a really long time. I thought the novelty would wear off, but after over a year with SU, I can honestly say that it just keeps getting better. I am definitley sticking with them!

Tuesday, 27 November 2007

Heartfelt Thanks to you! And a 20% discount!

As you will have read here previously, last month Stampin'Up Australia's General Manager Dave Abbott passed away. Stampin'Up (being the incredible company that they are) released for the month of November ONLY, the All in the Family stamp set, with 100% proceeds raised from this set worldwide going to Dave's wife and 3 young children. That's not just the profits, but 100% OF THE PROCEEDS. To me that speaks volumes about what kind of company SU is, and I am so proud to be associated with them.

A HUGE THANKYOU to those of you who have ordered these already... it really makes me feel all warm and fuzzy to know that this money is benefiting such a great cause, and really when you think about it, that's what Christmas spirit is all about! Thank you so much!!!

To view the set and more details, click here

This promotion will be finishing this week, on the 30th November. Please if you have not yet ordered your set, make sure you order by Friday. After this, the set will not be available until our next big catalogue release in April 2008. And the money is only going to Dave's family this month. Because I want to sell as many of these as I can for the Abbott family in November, I am also giving away my 20% discount so instead of $73.95, this month ONLY this set will only cost you $59.15 plus P&H. Much better! And if you like this set, I'd say jump in and get it now! It would also make a great Christmas gift, and I have to say that my 5yo daughter can play with this for ages... she mixes up the bodies and heads and thinks she is sooooo funny! The above card was also made with this set... I have configured the family to represent my own.. with (from Left to Right) Daddy, Emma, Benjamin and Mummy. Isnt it cute?

Just email me at or phone me on 0412 375 552 and I will make sure that your order goes in before the promotion ends. Thanks guys!

Thursday, 22 November 2007

Goodbye to "Scribble This" and other Mini sets....

Sad, but true, the Spring Mini Catalogue is drawing to a close. I have to say that I have had so much fun with this catalogue... in particular, I have used the "Scribble This" stamp set over and over (some might say "to death"), but I've also had great use out of the Double sided papers, wheels and stitched grosgrain ribbon. So, with only one week left to go, I am squeezing the last life out of these things. We used up the last of my Cranberry Grosgrain ribbon at this week's Stamp a Stack night, and I'm using the Scribble this set whenever I can... even on Christmas cards like the one you see right here. Who cares that it's not a Christmas set? I love it and am going to use it anyway! And when you stamp it with Silver ink like this, it does have a Christmassy feel dont you think? Well that's my story and Im sticking to it!
Here I've paired it with the "Wonderful words II" and "Holiday Spirit" sets. It features embossing in silver for an extra Christmas touch. Hope you like it!
If you would like to view the Mini Catalogue before it ends on November 30 please click here
You can order any of the gorgeous items you see... just email me at or contact me on 0412 375 552. I can send your order to anywhere in Australia for a small charge. Or if you need any further info about anything relating to Stampin'Up or this blog, please feel free to contact me.

Have a great week guys!

Linda H

Wednesday, 21 November 2007

Spotlight on Christmas

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Recently I told you all about two Papercrafting nights that I was holding at my home. Last week we had a full class of 7 lovely ladies who made the Photo Wallet together... and everyone did such a great job. Last night I held a Christmas card-making night here and we had 5 enthusiastic card makers come who made 6 great cards. The cards varied so much, even though we all started with the same basic design and supplies. The card above is one of the cards that we made last night... it showcases the "Spotlighting" technique. I was inspired to make this card after seeing a spotlight card made by someone at SU regional training at Darling Harbour last week. My design is a bit different to theirs, and I've used different colours too. I dont remember the name of the person who made the original card, but I wanted to thank whoever it was that gave me this great idea! :) If you are out there and reading this, please make yourself known to me so that I can thank you personally!
Two of the girls who came last night were also there the previous week and brought the photo wallets that they have made since our class... they were so different and it always amazes me how different people interpret the same ideas in a completely different way. That's one of the things I love most about this craft! The photo wallets are beautiful guys, and Im sure that the people you are giving them to will love them!
After the success of the recent nights I am thinking that I really do need to run these on a regular basis... what do you think guys? Any takers?
Have a lovely day and I'll see you next post!

Thursday, 15 November 2007

New Mini Catalogue Launch... And You're invited!

After the big success of the last Mini Launch at the end of July (Wow - that's gone fast!) some of us Demonstrators here on the Coast have decided to hold another Launch night. Last time it filled really quickly and we had to turn people away... but if you are thinking you would like to be there this time, please make sure you book in and pay your $10 to secure your place. Here are the details:

Come and join us at our
Summer Mini Launch
It’s going to be lots of fun! You'll get to be amongst the first to play with some of the new stamps and stuff from the new catalogue which will be released on the 1st December.

When: 7:30pm - Tuesday 4th December 2007
Where: Lion’s Club Community Hall
Russell Drysdale Street, East Gosford

Cost: $10*
(Refundable with your $50 order placed on the night, not including postage and handling)
A gold coin donation on the night would be greatly appreciated for The Cancer Council

* Three Make & Take projects
* Demonstrations of new products and techniques
* Mini Catalogue & Technique Booklet for everyone
* Raffles - raffle sales donated to The Cancer Council
* Watch out for the Prize Patrol! Lots of giveaways
* Light refreshments provided

Email me at to RSVP and reserve your place ASAP as numbers are limited. It will be first in, best dressed so make sure that you dont miss out!
*Prepayment is required to secure your place.

How exciting guys! While Im at it I should also mention that a new catalogue means that the current Mini Catalogue is coming to a close... so if you have a hankering for something in the current catty, please contact me before the end of November, because after that those items are gone!

If you dont already have a copy of the catalogue please contact me to get one to you, or you can click here for a look.

One last thing to mention... I still have a couple of places left at my Christmas card night next Tuesday (20th November)... we are making 6 cards for a cost of $10. Let me know if you'd like to join us. See post of 2nd November for more details.
Feel free to email me or call me on 0412 375 552 to ask questions or book in to any of the events. And dont forget if you love all this stuff you can always book your own event. I am currently taking workshop bookings for January and February and my calendar is filling up really quickly.

And I cant really leave you without a card...

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This one features some of the newly released "Holiday Thyme Designer Series Paper"... I know that not everyone is into snowflakes, and yes I do realize that we dont have them here, but I like them anyway. Having a white Christmas is on my list of things to do in my life, so maybe that's why? And I got the idea for the Real Red and Bashful blue colour scheme from the Christmas colours at Gloria Jeans this year. Yes, I know I drink too much coffee!


Friday, 9 November 2007

Using "All in the Family"

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Following on from the previous post I can now show you a card I made last night with my newly mounted "All in the Family" stamp set. When I originally looked at it, I thought that you would need to use a Stamp-a-ma-jig (Stamp positioner) to line it up and make it look good. You could certainly use one if you like it to be absolutely perfect. Having said that, I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to line them up by eye... much easier that I expected. And quicker to use than I expected too. I think this will be a great set to demo at workshops. And best of all, it's really fun to use.

So here's a sample card for you to check out... I wanted to have something to show off at tonight's workshop. Im really happy with the result too. This is a Chrissy card that I made for my best friend and her new husband (and their 2 cats). Cute hey? I love that you can make the family resemble your own... there's 28 stamps in the set, so there's quite a good choice of family looks. And the arms are seperate so you can make them do different things... wave, hold hands, hold a baby etc etc. What do you think?

Dont forget that if you like the look of this set I am offering it to you in November only at the reduced price of $59.15 (plus P&H)... I am donating my demonstrator discount to Dave Abbott's family fund, and hoping to sell as many of them as possible for this worthwhile cause.

In the meantime, enjoy this card... it was really fun to make!

Linda H

Monday, 5 November 2007

All in the Family

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Hello Everyone,

Recently I posted about the sad passing of Stampin'Up Australia's GM, Dave Abbott. (See post dated 23rd October below) At that time I mentioned that I would also post on here when I found out more details about the Stamp Set being released here in Dave's honour. Well now I have those details and here we go.

In November when you purchase the "All in the Family" stamp set, 100% of the proceeds, (not just the profit, but the full 100% of the proceeds!) will go to Dave's family. Dave was 41, and he left behind a wife and 3 children. You can see Dave and his family in the photo in the scrapbook layout at the top of this post. This stamp set will actually be available in next year's Australian Idea Book and Catalogue, but has been especially pre-released just for the month of November to raise money for the family. The stamp set is called "All in the Family" and you can see some of the images in this 28-piece stamp set above, or you can click here to download the colour flyer and view the full set. The retail price of this set is $73.95, but in November I will be donating my demonstrator discount to support this cause, and hopefully that will mean that I will sell more of these sets. So this month the set will only cost you $59.15 plus P&H. Once November ends the set will no longer be available again until the new Catalogue comes out next April.

I plan on making my family's Christmas card with "All in the Family"... you can configure the family to resemble your own, and I thought that would be a lovely idea for Christmas. And it's certainly something different!

If anyone would like to place an order, please let me know by emailing me at or you can call me on 0412 375 552.

I have just placed an order for my set, so hopefully I will have some sample cards up here for you soon.

Linda H

Friday, 2 November 2007

November 2007 Class Schedule

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Hello Guys,

The second half of this year has been so busy for me... in particular my Stampin'Up business has been doing so well that I have been quite amazed! Thank you to many of you who have been either customers, hostesses or downlines... or any combination of these! I wouldnt have a business without you!

So I am really grateful. November is just a little quieter for me, as I am now starting to fill my diary for January and February 2008 (!) The positive side of that is that I can do a couple of home classes this month, which I havent had time to do for a while. So Im pleased to let you know what I have planned. Here's the November schedule:

Photo Wallet Class
You can see an example of the photo wallet in the following photots. It holds up to 6 or so photos and makes a beautiful gift for Christmas. Cost of the class is $10 and for this you'll receive full instructions and use of all supplies on the night.
Where? My place at Narara, NSW on the Central Coast. I will email you the full address details when you book in.
When? Monday 12th November 7.30
I would like to thank Bev Gerard on Splitcoast Stampers for being the inspiration for my photo wallet... I love them!

Christmas Stamp A Stack
We'll be making 6 Christmas cards for a cost of $10. All materials supplied. There's nothing like a handmade card to give at Christmas time, but every year so many of us say we will make our own cards, and then you realize that you've run out of time. Not this year! Add to your card stash by coming along to this night. We will make 3 each of 2 different designs. Depending on numbers I may run a second night. Last year this one booked out really quickly, so let me know soon if you'd like to attend.

Where? My place at Narara, NSW on the Central Coast. I will email you the full address details when you book in.
When? Tuesday 20th November 7.30

If you are in driving distance of the Central Coast come along and get together with some other girls who love stamping as much as you do! If you cant make the nights I've listed, dont despair, I will be having more classes in the coming months. And as another idea, dont forget I can always come to you!

To book your place please email me at or call me on my mobile which is 0412 375 552. I cant wait to see you!

Linda H
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Thursday, 1 November 2007

Just in Thyme for Christmas!

Hey guys,

Stampin'Up has just released a new range of Double sided Christmas 12x12 paper TODAY! I know how much fantastic feedback I have had previously about SU paper - it's such great quality and the price is great too. I haven't been able to put any example cards up yet because I dont even have my hands on it yet! But here's a sneak peek at the paper itself.... click here. Isnt it gorgeous? And until 15 December it will be on sale for only $14.95... how good value is that for a 12 page pack of Double sided 12x12 paper? You wont find this paper available anywhere else either! On that point I should also tell you that I've checked out the new Mini Catalogue that we have coming out December 1, and there are several gorgeous paper packs in there too! So all you papery addicts will be overjoyed to know that there is lots of gorgeous stuff in store for you! Keep in mind though that if you have your eye on anything in the current mini Catalogue it only runs until the end of November. I am hopeful that my beloved 'Scribble This' set will reappear in next year's Idea book and Catalogue (released April 1) but I know there's no guarrantees. To be sure that you wont miss out on anything you love in the current catty, contact me before the end of November.
To order just email me or click on the ordering link at the right hand side of this blog. I can get your stuff to you anywhere in Australia. Or you can call me on 0412 375 552.

I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Linda H