Monday, 28 January 2008

Come and see us at the Creative Living Expo 15th - 17th February

It's Expo time again! Many of you will remember that in June last year I was part of a group of Stampin'Up demonstrators that had a stand at the Papercrafts Festival at Homebush. Well we loved working together so much that we are doing it again, and this time we will have a stand at the Creative Living Expo at Rosehill over 3 days - the 15th - 17th February, 2008. We will have a gorgeous display of cards, layouts and Off the Page items, and we will be there running demonstrations, meeting customers and assisting anyone who would like to make a card with us. (Wait til you see the card... it's really cute!) There will also be show specials to take advantage of, and we are really lucky to have the opportunity to run a workshop at the show this time. Here's a sneak peek of what we will be making in the workshop...

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It's called the "Maze Book" and the ones that we will be making at the show will look at bit different to this, but this is my take on it. They are ultra cute and a lot of fun to make. If you are planning to make it to the show, check out the Creative Living website here. You can also save $5 should you buy your tickets online instead of at the door. And if you are going as a group, the saving is even more. Check it out.

It will be a lot of fun so I hope to see you there!

BTW, for those girls in the Stamp Club, we will be making these at our next Club night too.

Saturday, 19 January 2008

How Amazing is this?

The more I have to do with Stampin'Up, the more I am amazed by their genorosity. A few months back you will remember that they donated the total sales from the "All in the Family" stamp set to a beautiful cause. Just yesterday in my mail box I received a new career plan to do with my SU business. It means lots of new bonuses and incentives from SU for demonstrators, and it will make so much difference to our family. Im really excited.

Then today I saw this article about an amazing thing that SU did for their local National Guard members in Utah, where SU's head office is based. Put the following address in your browser and check it out...

Really really amazing, and another example of what kind of company they are! I so love being associated with them!

See you soon :)

Thursday, 17 January 2008

Mini Calendar Class - Thursday January 24th 2008

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Hello everyone...

Some of you might remember that I posted this same photo a couple of weeks ago. Since then I have had a few requests from people to make these cute little calendars. So if you have an hour or two free next Thursday evening we will be making 2 calendars. They are actually fridge magnets so you will be able to take one home to put on your fridge and you will make a second one to give as a gift.

Here are the details:

Cost: $10 (redeemable if you place an order on the night over $50)

Where: My place (I'll email you the address when you book in)

Time: 7.45pm

Let me know if you can make it.. Places are limited. Email me at or call me on 0412 375 552 to book your place.

Sunday, 13 January 2008

That last card...

Just realized that I didnt put up any details at all about the card that I showed on the last post. It's a cute little card... for some reason I am really liking little square cards at the moment. This one uses the Big Blooms set from the current Summer Mini Catalogue (click here to see it). Across the bottom of the card I used Cool Carribean Cardstock (CS) and layered it over the dotty "Loves Me" Double sided paper(DSP). The scalloped edge on the Certainly Celery CS is made using Stampin'Up's Corner Rounder with the paper guide removed. (Contact me if you need instructions on how to do this) I pierced the holes along the edge of the Cool Carribean CS with the Mat pack template. So easy, but really effective. Then I stamped the medium sized flower from the Big Blooms set in Rose Red ink onto Whisper White Cardstock, then cut it out. I punched the middle out of the flower with a 1&3/8" punch, and put a piece of Old Olive CS behind it. Then I punched a piece of Au Chocolat DSP with the smaller 1&1/4" punch, attached it to a clear button, and threaded some Turquoise grosgrain ribbon through the holes. The button was positioned as the flower centre and I stamped "Happy Birthday" at the bottom.

If there is anything here that you have any questions about, or you would like to order anything from the catalogues, please feel free to email me at or call me on 0412 375 552.

And dont forget the Free Ink pad special ends tomorrow night.

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Saturday, 12 January 2008

Free Ink pad offer finishes on the 14th January...

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For those of you who are still mulling over your SAB orders... just a reminder that my offer of a free ink pad with any order of $60 or more will end this coming Monday 14th January. Of course the SaleABration special where you get a free SaleABration stamp set with every $100 order will continue until February 28th.

But on an exciting note, Stampin'Up have extended the offer of 10% off the Demonstrator kit. Already this offer has proven extremely popular... it's so exciting to see our teams growing so quickly! Wow! So if this offer was something that appealed to you, you havent missed out after all. And as well, if you should order the Demonstrator kit during the SaleABration promotion, you also get a free stamp set of your choice from any of the current Catalogues. That makes it awesome value!

Get your orders in before midnight on Monday 14th January to take advantage of the Free inkpad offer for all orders of $60 or more. Just email me at or call me on 0412 375 552.

Saturday, 5 January 2008

Reminder: 10% off the Demonstrator kit ends January 12th

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Hello Everyone,

I thought I'd just remind all you interested girls out there that the 10% special on the Demonstrator kits ends on the 12th January. That means that you need to have your forms in to Stampin'Up by that date. And of course the SaleABration special to receive a free stamp set is running at the same time to that means you will get a free set PLUS the 10% off. Its the best deal they've ever done on the kit.

If you need more information please contact me on or call on 0412 375 552 and I'll send you an information pack. But dont delay if you want to get in on this great deal!

Dont forget you can be a discount demonstrator (just join for the discount), a hobby demonstrator (just join for the chance to get more stamps, supplies and for the fun of it) or to build a Stamp business (that's what Im doing). The choice is completely yours. Let me know if papercrafting your way to some extra cash sounds like you!

Talk soon!

Linda H
0412 375 552

PS Hope you like the card... I've been having fun with this set lately!

Thursday, 3 January 2008

Competition Winner announced

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Hello everyone... I've just popped in to announce the winner of the little comp that I had going last week. The winner gets to choose whichever roll of ribbon they would like out of the current Catalogues... either the Mini or the Idea Book and Catalogue. And the winner is......(drumroll please)

Robyn Lynette

Robyn, I dont have your contact details so if you could please email me at or call me on 0412 375 552 and we can organize to get your ribbon to you.

Thanks to everyone who entered, and stay tuned, I'll have another comp for you soon. In the meantime dont forget that I am running the blog special on orders over $60 until the 14th January. (Click here to see what you get), either call me or email me to place your order.

See you soon Guys!

Artfully Asian Card

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Hello Guys,

Just wanted to show you what some of the stuff I've been making... I'll have quite a few items to show you over the next few weeks. I recently got myself this set after swapping with another Demonstrator (one of the perks... when I find Im not using a set as much anymore I can put it up for trade on the Demonstrator Forum that Im a member of. Its usually not too hard to find someone willing to trade!). I have really been enjoying this set. It's called Artfully Asian, and here I've used it with the Rough Texture Wheel. The background is created by stamping the French Script background stamp and then scrunching the cardstock up with your hands. Once you have squished it good and proper, flatten it out again. Now take your classic ink pad and simply rub it gently over the cardstock piece. The ink will pick up all the higher points on your scrunched piece of cardstock... it's really easy to do, and looks great.
Here's the SU products that I used for this card:
Artfully Asian Set
French Script Background stamp
Rough Texture Jumbo Wheel
Mellow Moss Cardstock
Chocoate Chip Cardstock
Close to Cocoa Cardstock
Sahara Sand Cardstock
Ruby Red Cardstock
Mellow Moss ink
Chocolate Chip Ink
Close to Cocoa Ink
Ribbon Originals Rustic Retreat

If you would like me to come over and show you some cool techniques and ideas for cards or other papery things, please let me know at or call me on 0412 375 552.

And have fun creating.

Wednesday, 2 January 2008

It's Started!

Hello everyone and Happy New Year to you all!

Im so excited to let you know that the Stampin'Up SaleABration promotion has now begun...if you would like to know more details and see the free stamp sets on offer then click here and follow the link to the SAB catalogue.

And dont forget that orders over $60 received via this blog before the 14th January will also be eligible to receive a free ink pad ($9.95 rrp) or a free single colour cardstock pack ($10.50 rrp). Thats on top of the SAB specials. Just email or call me to place your order.

This is a great time to get involved with SU... as a customer, or a workshop hostess, Stamp Club member or a demonstrator. Any questions please feel free to ask me at or call me on 0412 375 552. Really, it's no trouble... that's my job!