Sunday, 30 December 2007

Blog Special for first two weeks of January

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Just a little special for all you bloggers. We have some FANTASTIC specials coming up from the 1st January for all Stampin'Up customers. Each January and February Stampin'Up runs a promotion called "SaleABration" and everybody who deals with SU (customers, hostesses and recruits) in this time is eligible to benefit. EVERY customer who spends $100 on any Stampin'Up product during SaleABration will get to choose a free stamp set from the SaleABration catalogue. This catalogue contains Limited Edition stamp sets only available during these two months. And the sets this year are lovely. As soon as the catalogue is online I will put up a link to it for you. But as a demonstrator I am lucky to get my hands on the sets before everyone else, and so I have started making a few samples, and this cards uses the Friendship blooms set, one of four sets available. It's a simple card, but when you're busy, simple is good! And quick too!

So what's the blog special? For every blog order over $60 received between the 1st and the 14th January I will give you are free Classic ink pad (valued at $9.95rrp) or a single colour Cardstock pack (valued at $10.50rrp). To see the colours available click here to see the catalogue and go to pages 127-129 to see the range of colours available. If your order goes over $100 then you will still receive a free stamp set as well. And there is no limit to the number of free sets you can receive. For every $100, there's another stamp set to be had. (Just bear in mind that you need to place the $100 orders together, so you cant place 2 separate orders for $50. It needs to be a minumum $100 order to qualify for the SaleABration promo.)

So if you've been holding off on your orders waiting for this amazing promotion, now is the time to do it!

Happy New Year!

Competition Closing tomorrow 31st December

Just a quick reminder for anyone who has not entered the little competition to win a roll of SU ribbon. For more details click here. All you have to do is comment here on the blog and let me know which items are your favourites out of the Current Mini Catalogue. Click here if you havent got one to look at. And let me know if you'd like one sent to you... they are free.

Have fun commenting! I hope that you have enjoyed some "downtime" over Christmas. Im just starting to feel like getting back into it again....

Sunday, 23 December 2007

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Just a short message to wish you all a wonderful Christmas with your families.... I hope that you relax and enjoy your time together. I wont be blogging for a few days over the Christmas period, so have fun and I'll see you when I get back!

Cant wait to share 2008 with you all!

Merry Christmas!

Friday, 21 December 2007

Stamp Club 2008

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2008! Oh my goodness! Where did 2007 go?

Some of you will remember that I ran a Stamp Club last year, and now that the new year is almost upon us, it's time for me to think about this year's club. The format will be a little different this year, but have a quick read through and if you are interested, please let me know at or by calling me on 0412 375 552.

Here's the deal....

The club will have 6 members and this year I will be running a class just for club members at my home on the Central Coast, NSW, to be held every second month. The class will be a cool project that I wouldnt normally run as part of a workshop. There is no cost to attend the class, but each member of the club will commit to buying a minimum of $50 worth of Stampin'Up product at each club get together. This means that by being part of the club you are prepared to spend $50 every second month (not including postage). I will also offer "club only" specials from time to time.

But here's the best bit. Each club member will get their turn at being the hostess. That means that even though the classes are at my house, once during the year (given that we will meet 6 times during the course of the year) you will get to be the hostess and receive the hostess benefits for yourself. So you will have your choice of at least a Level 1 hostess set and additional cash to spend depending on the total for the night. How good is that? If you cant make it on the night, you are still welcome to place your order as part of the club.

So if you think you would like to be part of the club, please contact me soon. Because I know how popular these can be, it will be "first in, best dressed". The first one will be held in mid-January and the hostess for that one will be the first person to contact me and book in. Then I will assign the people to "hostess" each club in the order that they book in. If we have too many people (not that you can ever have "too many"!) I will start a second club. By the way, if I have enough people who are further away but still want to be part of the club, then I can start another group for those people.

If you've ever thought you would like to be a workshop hostess but are unable to do it at your place for some reason, this is your chance!

Hope you like these calendars... I have been having fun making them lately. I got the background design idea from Marelle Taylor (thank you Marelle) and found that it translated really well to these mini calendars. Arent they cool?

Wednesday, 19 December 2007

First Time Published!

I wanted to share my excitement with you... I have just this last week received word that a project that I submitted to Australian Paper Crafts magazine has been accepted! Im so excited! This means that I will be published for my very first time! Unfortunately I cant show you the project.... now that I've accepted their offer to publish my work, Im not allowed to show it here. But that's ok... you will be able to enjoy it in full colour in Issue #77 of their lovely mag. It wont be for a few months yet so you'll have to be patient, but dont worry I'll be sure to let you know when it hits the newsagent's shelves!


In the meantime dont forget the little competition that I've got going (scroll down for more details). I forgot to say previously that the competition will end on the 31st December. I would close it off earlier but Im going to be spending some time over Christmas with my family and so wont be updating as often for a few days.

0412 375 552 or to contact me

Tuesday, 18 December 2007

Competition Time again...

Well Christmas is almost upon us and so I feel that it is time for a little competition.

I have been getting a great response to the new Mini Catalogue, and am hoping to buy myself a couple more items from it that I can demonstrate at my January and February workshops. Here's what I'd like you to do. If you dont already have a copy of the new Mini Catalogue, click here to see it. Have a look through and I'd like to know which item most appeals to you. If I have a good idea of what people like, then it will make it easier for me to choose what to buy to add to my tool kit. Please comment on the blog here with your answer, and make sure that you include your name and email. Alternatively if you are a subscriber (which means you regularly get my updates in your email inbox) I will already have your email address to contact you if you win. If you dont already receive email updates, please consider subscribing (see details on the right hand side of this blog) so that you won't miss specials, competitions or any other updates.

What can you win? Your choice of any roll of ribbon either from the main catalogue or from the Mini. You might have noticed that quite a few of my new cards feature the Wide Grosgrain ribbon and it's just gorgeous. But if you are a fan of the standard grosgrain or the organdy or gingham ribbons, then you could pick one of those too. The choice will be yours should you win!

So come on guys, what will be the big sellers in the New Mini?

*Entry open only to Australian residents but not to other Stampin'Up demonstrators. Although of course other demonstrators are free to comment!

Monday, 17 December 2007

Heartfelt Thanks to you all

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I just wanted to update you all on the outcome of last month's "All in the Family" promotion. As many of you know, in October Stampin'Up Australia's General Manager Dave Abbott passed away. In a wonderful show of support SU released the "All in the Family" stamp set so that we Demonstrators could get behind it and sell as many of them as possible to raise money for the young family that Dave left behind. 100% of the proceeds from the set went directly to the Abbott family.

The news is in... worldwide sales of this set were amazing - in fact 7538 sets were sold! What an awesome effort. I know personally of one person in Sydney who sold 147 sets herself! Isnt that fantastic!?!

So I would like to thank all of you who purchased this set in November. Thanks to you, the money raised will be going somewhere where it is much needed and appreciated. Thank you so much.

Linda H

Saturday, 15 December 2007

It happened again!

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OK, Im starting to get cross with Feedblitz now. For the second time in the last week or two I have blogged but Feedblitz hasnt sent it on to all your email inboxes. I know this because Im on the update list too, so I get it in my inbox when you do. And it hasnt arrived again. How am I supposed to keep you guys informed about what's happening around here if you dont get updated via the emails?

So I am updating here again in the hope that you will get it this time. Because I really want you all to know about the Sale-A-Bration specials that are coming up in January. Last year was just so cool and everyone loved all the free sets (customers and demonstrators alike) so there is a lot of excitement expected this time too. In my opinion the free sets are even nicer than last years (and I have received feedback from other people saying this too) so I cant wait for January to arrive so that everyone can get their hands on them. Scroll down to the previous post titled "Get Ready... SaleABration is coming" for more details about how it works.

Here's a quick card for you. Last month one of my favourite regular hostesses (hello Alicia!) challenged me to do a card using Tempting Turquoise, Pixie Pink, Green Galore and Orchid Opulence... and to use the Seeing Spots Stamp set. This is the result. It's a happy card... we can all use them sometimes dont you think?

I am in the process of getting organized for Christmas, although there's still a bit to do. How's everyone else doing?

Talk to you soon.

Linda H

Thursday, 13 December 2007

Get Ready..... Sale-A-Bration is coming

Sale-A-Bration gives everyone reason to celebrate. This is the most amazing time of year with Stampin’Up, and here’s why……….

Stampin'Up will shortly release a new little Catalogue full of lovely new stamp sets and even more ideas. These fantastic Sale-A-Bration stamp sets are exclusive to this promotion and will never be offered again.

Here’s what you can get in January and February:

Customers. Everyone who places an order of $100 or more will receive a free set of stamps out of the Sale-A-Bration catalogue. You get to choose which one you want and there is no limit to the number of sets you can earn. You will earn your choice of a Sale-A-Bration stamp set for every $100 order you place. You could earn them all!

Hostesses. Having a workshop during this promotion has extra benefits too! In addition to our regular hostess benefits, hostesses will receive a free Sale-A-Bration stamp set for workshops that reach $600 or more. Haven’t got time to hold a workshop? Hold a Catalogue party! Can’t hold the workshop at your house? Hold it at mine! Just do it because this is the very best time of year to have a workshop!

Recruits If you have ever thought of becoming a Stampin’Up demonstrator, this is the time to do it. During Sale-A-Bration there is something special for you too. New recruits who join as a demonstrator during Sale-A-Bration can choose any stamp set, a value of up to $79.95, from the current catalogue. What a bonus!

Please note: If you are thinking about joining Stampin’Up, please let me know because in addition to getting the free stamp set, if you join before the 12th January you can also receive an additional 10% off the price of the Demonstrator Kit! This is just awesome value! Contact me to find out how.

Sale-A-Bration runs from 1 January - 29 February, 2008

Contact me to get your free SaleABration catalogue (I have just received my first shipment of them) You can email me at or on 0412 375 552 to book your January or February workshop, or to get more information about joining the Stampin’Up family.

Tuesday, 11 December 2007

Reminder: Do your Christmas shopping here and save on postage!

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Just a quick reminder to everyone that I will be placing an order this Thursday which is the last order that I will be able to guarantee back in time for Christmas. And for orders received via this blog ONLY you will also receive free postage in December.

The card you see here is made with the newly released "Big Blooms" set from the new Mini and was really easy to make. I've been wanting to use Pink Passion and Black together for a while. Not sure how I ended up with Turquoise in there as well, it just kind of happened. But I think it works anyway.

Stampin'Up has gorgeous gifts for anyone who loves to Scrapbook or make anything papery and the quality of all their products is just awesome! I can help with gift ideas or to order a gift certificate for someone that you love.
Contact me at or call me on 0412 375 552 to make it happen.

Avoid the crowds and the parking hassles and shop right here this Christmas. To view a catalogue click here.

Sunday, 9 December 2007

What happened?

to Feedblitz? Hmmm, After my last post (the one about the New Mini and Free Postage in December) I noticed that for some reason Feedblitz didnt deliver it to everyone's email like it usually did. I just dont know what happened. So here's a quick post to remind you that I am still blogging, even if Feedblitz doesnt email you. And to take advantage of Free postage on orders via the blog in December. If you are wanting to order anything for Christmas presents please let me know before the 13th December. Yep, that's THIS WEEK! Otherwise I cant guarrantee that you will receive the order before Christmas.
If you want to read the other post you can scroll down and click on it. And you can also view the new Mini Catalogue full of gorgeous new stuff HERE.

Have fun guys!

Sunday, 2 December 2007

Brand new MINI CATALOGUE and Free Postage for blog orders in December!

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Hello everyone,

Firstly THANK YOU everyone for making November our best month EVER! Personally it was a great month for me, but even better for my team who together put in a fantastic effort! And Stampin'Up had their first ever million dollar month here in Australia which is just awesome... and Im sure the first of many :) What an exciting business to be part of! It just keeps growing and growing.

Im really excited today to be able to give you your first look at the new Mini Catalogue which was released this week. Click here to view the catalogue. These beautiful items are all available NOW, and in December you can take advantage of my offer of FREE POSTAGE on orders received via this blog. That's a 5% saving on all your purchases and should make your Christmas pressie buying even easier! And of course dont forget the Christmas paper in the gorgeous Holiday Thyme paper packs which are only available until 15 December for the special price of $14.50. Click here to see it.

The card that you see here is made with one of the Mini Sets, Bud Basics and the matching wheel, and over the next couple of weeks I will be posting lots of pictures of cards made with the new stamp sets. My favourites at present are Bud Basics and Big Blooms, although lots of people have been telling me that they love Carte Postale and French Flair. I am loving the wide Grosgrain ribbon and the double sided papers are to die for! I know that you will love them!

Finally A HUGE thank you to all the girls that came to the Mini Catalogue launch earlier in the week. It was a really fun night and everyone that I have spoken to has been telling me how much they enjoyed it. I offered some Launch night only specials and we gave away lots of prizes (and bikkies). We also managed to raise some money for the Cancer Council with the Raffle which was fabulous. This was the second launch night that we have held and we will definitely be doing more in the future, so stay tuned.

To place an order from the new Mini, or from the 2007/08 Idea Book and Catalogue, please email me at or call me on my mobile 0412 375 552. Dont forget, that SaleABration is coming up in January and February so book your workshops in now to take advantage of this amazing time. And it's filling fast! More details to come in the next post.

Till then!

Linda H