Saturday, 30 April 2011

And the Winner is.....

Recently I ran a little competition. I offered those who had purchased a Extra-large round Scallop punch from me the chance to win a $20 voucher to spend on SU products of their choice ... well I have drawn the winner and this time around the winner is......

Liz Hill! Congratulations Liz... please contact me to claim your prize. :-)

And whilst I am writing happy news, I wanted to share my own happy news with you all... people keep asking me if I managed to achieve this year's Incentive Trip, and I am really happy to report that YES! I got over the line. Sure, I managed it with only days to spare (this year was the closest I have come to missing out in the past 4 years!), but I made it... and am so happy to be going away yet again with an amazing group of people who love working with this company as much as I do. In the last four years we have seen some amazing and beautiful locations...Palm Cove in 2008, Noosa in 2009 and Hamilton Island in 2010. This year is the first year I will need my passport! We are off to Fiji... want to see where we are staying??

This is the gorgeous Sofitel Resort on Fiji's Denarau Island. Looks pretty cool huh?? I cant wait. We dont get to go until October, but I am told the weather will be lovely then and its always great to have something to look forward to!

But what is really important to remember that we never achieve such things in isolation....I would not be going to Fiji if it werent for my wonderful customers and Demonstrators in my team. It really is a combination of things that help you earn the trip. We are rewarded for all kinds of things, but the key to attaining the trip is actually having good balance in your business. That means I need to make sure that I am achieving results in different areas... both my team development, and also my own personal sales. That's why I am saying that it would not be possible without you.. my readers, customers and team members. Not only do you guys make doing business a pleasure, but it makes it worthwhile in a practical sense. I have been able to go places and do things that I would not have been able to do without SU, and I am so grateful for it all.

Thank you so much!!!

Linda H

PS The card at the top of this post is made with the Strength and Hope stamp set from our latest Autumn/Winter Mini catalogue. The set is available in wood-mount or clear options, and for every set sold Stampin'Up will donate $2 to the Breast Cancer Foundation to support Breast Cancer Research. I'm using this set at most of my workshops currently so if you are attending or holding a workshop in the coming weeks you are likely to see me use it. Hope you like the card...although there is quite a bit of Champagne Shimmer paint sponged onto the main part of the card, and it doesn't show up in the photos I'm afraid. Here is a close up of the detail:

And stay tuned for my next post... we have "Deals of the Week" starting from May 1st right throughout May. These were really popular last year... so keep an eye out for some great specials.

Linda H xxx

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Mother's Day Project Class - here is what we'll be making

Last year I ran a very popular Mother's Day Class - we created a beautiful gift for Mums. However this year's project could be suitable for just about anyone, so even if you already have Mother's Day sorted, you will just love this! I saw this lovely Accordion File Card holder on Splitcoast Stampers a while back and have been waiting for the right opportunity to use it. And how lovely does it work with the very gorgeous Autumn Spice Designer series paper. This paper is cardstock weight... so just perfect for creating a 3D item like this.. it gives it a much more substantial feel. I've also used our new Designer Big Buttons, and the cards inside feature the beautiful "French Foliage" stamp set. Aren't those leaves just beautiful??

The class is running on Wednesday 27th April at 11am at Narara on the Central Coast, and the cost is $25. If there is sufficient interest I will also run it later in May as an Evening class, however that will miss out on the deadline of Mother's Day. Still its a great project! I enjoyed the last project (the Scallop Mini Album) so much that I would like to run more of these during the year... what do you think??

Enjoy the project.. and hope to see you at our class.

Here's a peek inside the Accordion Folder:

Here's the cards that will be going inside our folder:

Monday, 11 April 2011

Evening Catalogue Launch... some spots still available!

Want to see what's new? Come along to my Mini Catalogue launch this Tuesday (12th April) at 7.30pm and you will get to play with lots of wonderful new stuff! Everyone will go home with several gorgeous projects that you have created yourself. The card you see here is just one of the creations... so come and play! Classes are held at my place at Narara, NSW and the cost is $15. All materials and light refreshments are provided. Email me at to reserve your spot, and I will give you the address when you book.

The card on this post is made with the new Create-a-Cupcake stamp set and matching punch. And that's felt below the cupcake, which I cut with my Big Shot Machine. Love that! Here's a close-up:

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Still a couple of Launch spots available...

I have two more Launch dates coming up in the next week, and at this point I can still fit in some more. The first is happening this Friday (8th April)at 11am for you ladies who like to attend daytime events. The second is next Tuesday night (12th April) at 7.30pm. Please note that at time of writing this I only have 3 spots available in my Friday launch group.

So what's a launch? Basically its your chance to get your hands on the new products from our Mini Catalogue and play with them. You will get to make several projects and there are also specials and prizes only available at launches. The cost is $15 and all materials and light refreshments are provided. I hold these at my home on the Central Coast, NSW, so come along and enjoy a great time bringing out your creative side.

To book in email me at I look forward to seeing you!

Linda xx

PS... The card here uses the brand new "Strength and Hope" stamp set. Stampin'Up are donating $2 from the sale of every Strength and Hope set for Breast Cancer Research. If you wish to purchase one of these great sets, I can have it delivered to you anywhere in Australia for a small postage fee. Order yours today. To see Shelli Gardner, Stampin'Up's CEO, talking about this campaign, click here.

Friday, 1 April 2011

New Catalogue, New Stuff! Come and Play!

Ooooh... I do love this card. I am running a "Bargello" technique class next week, and for quite some time now, I have been promising to put up a card showing you how to use this simple but great technique. Well here is it. I have used the yummy "Blueberry Crisp" paper and my top note die of course. But have you seen what else I've used?? From our brand new Mini I have chosen the Framed Tulips embossing folder, and the awesome Decorative Label Punch. I am so going to LOOOOVE this punch! The sentiment is from the new "Create a Cupcake" stamp set. Dont they work well together?? Love it!

Welcome to our Brand new Autumn-Winter Mini catalogue, out today! It's 23 pages of yumminess... paper products and accessories to make you smile. This time there is a strong sewing theme... although there is lots other stuff in there if sewing is not your thing. If you would like to see it, click here. I am going to be running two launches for this catalogue - a day Launch on Friday the 8th at 11am, and an evening event at 7.30pm Tuesday the 12th April. You will make three projects at the Launch, and there will be prizes too. All materials and Light refreshments are provided. All this for a cost of $15. Please note that launches are always popular and usually book out so dont delay.

I will be holding these launches at Narara on the Central Coast (NSW), address is supplied on booking. To reserve your spot, email me at