Sunday, 29 January 2012

Playing with New Toys

I love playing with new stuff - especially when they are free! One of the really cool things about being a Stampin'Up demonstrator is the opportunity to earn free stamps and other products. Last year I was lucky enough to get several of these sets, and last week I put a claim in for a set I have been eyeing off for quite some time. It's called Field Flowers and features in our 2011-2012 Idea Book and Catalogue. I've seen lots done with this one, and so I thought since I had a free set to choose that I would just choose something that I really loved, without thinking about how I might use it in my business. So thi is my first card that I've made with it, and like the ones you might have seen on page 69 of our current catalogue, I wanted to use it with the "First Edition" specialty paper. I used "Pool Party" and "Island Indigo" inks and cardstock from our new Incolor Range... and have teamed it with a piece of the new Sale-A-Bration designer series paper. I like it because it looks fresh and clean, and that tends to be what I prefer. Having said that it's a pretty simple card, and it only took a few minutes to put together.

And in typical style I already have a business use for it.. we are going to use it at our next Stamp Club get together. I have two clubs this coming week (one night and one day). If there is enough interest I am going to start another club over the next month or so... so if a stamp club is something that you have thought about, please contact me at For a basic idea of how it would work, please click HERE.

Here's a close up that shows off the Dazzling Diamonds glitter in the centre of the flowers:

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

SAB 2012 is finally here! Get your free stuff now!

Here we go again... finally Sale-A-Bration (SAB)is here again. Now's the time to get your beautiful SAB products for FREE... and they are only available from now until the end of March.

If you haven't heard of SAB before I will quickly summarize it for you... but for those that have, you know how it works!

For Customers: Every $100 you spend on any SU products during the SAB period will automatically give you the opportunity to pick from our lovely SAB catalogue. That's a free item for every $100 spent! To see this year's brochure and the selections, click HERE.

For Hostesses: In addition to all the great hostess benefits that you already get for hosting a Stampin'Up workshop, you can also earn extra rewards for workshops with sales of $600 or more. Click HERE to see the sets and/or products you can earn

For Joining Stampin'Up!: It's a widely known fact that this is one of the best times of the year to join Stampin'Up as a new demonstrator. Normally, the Demonstrator kit (worth over $600) is $289 to buy, but during SAB, it's only $249! Not only that, but when you join Stampin'Up before the end of March, you also get to choose any stamp set from any of our catalogues and it's your gift from SU... completely free. The stamp set can be of any value, and you can choose a wood-mount or clear set. If you would like a free information pack to explain the benefits more fully, please contact me.

If you would like to know more about these great deals please contact me at or of course you can email your orders to me too. I do still have a few spots left in February and March for workshop dates, so please contact me to book your spot.

I know you are going to love this year's SAB offerings. Let me know what you think!

Friday, 20 January 2012

Elementary Elegance

Another SAB stamped card to show you today... I dont have this set yet, but kindly made use of one belonging to Jenny Hayward. Thanks Jenny! It's so great to be able to borrow stamps and products from other demonstrators!

The frame around the Curly Label punch is from a SAB set called "Elementary Elegance" and its one the sets you can choose for free with any order of $100 from January 24th until the end of March 2012. I thought it came up beautifully with these colours... "Blushing Bride","Soft Suede" and "Very Vanilla". I also used the sentiment from the set "You're a Gem". And of course the punch is the curly label punch.

To place an order simply email me at I can have your order delivered to anywhere in Australia for a low postage charge. And dont forget that every $100 qualifies you for another free product. Gotta love that!

Here's the full card:

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Still a couple of spots left in next week's Art Journal class...

Hello everyone out there!

Just a quick post to remind everyone about the lovely Art Journal class I am running next week... I do still have spots left in both the evening and the day session at this point. Up above is a picture of what it looks like... although I am sure that everyone's will turn out slightly differently depending on the patterned paper that they are using. But what's great about this is that you will get to sample some of our lovely selections from our SAB catalogue... WHICH STARTS NEXT WEEK on the 24th January 2012. Yep, that's right... Sale-A-Bration(SAB)is back again next week, and this year we have more freebies to choose from than we have had previously in Australia. :-)

And they are beautiful! On the Art Journal here you can see several of the choices... the patterned paper is one, The stamp on the butterfly is from a new set called "Fresh Vintage", and the brad in the middle of the butterfly is new pack of brad available with matching ribbons as another selection. Only 3 of the choices are shown here, but there are six altogether. This means, that for every $100 you spend on any Stampin'Up products, you will automatically receive one of these great SAB choices FOR FREE! For a catalogue please contact me and I can get one out to you.

In the meantime come along and join a class! A list of upcoming classes is on the sidebar to the right of this blog (or if you have received this information in a Feedblitz email, click on the title at the top of this email to visit my website). To book in to the Art Journal class or any other class, please email me at

The Art Journal class details are as follows:
When: Tuesday 24th January @ 7.30pm
or Wednesday 25th January @11am
Cost: $30
All materials (including blank art journal) and light refreshments provided.

Enjoy the pics.. and I have some new projects to show you shortly.

Linda xx

Friday, 13 January 2012

My Favourite card at the moment

As we get closer to the 24th January and SAB I have been happily creating some great cards and projects to show you. I am loving this year's Sale-A-Bration (SAB) selection... they are just beautiful, and for the first time in Australia, we aren't just offering free Stamp Sets... this year we have gorgeous patterned papers, brads and ribbons. They are all limited edition, meaning that they wont be available after the end of March, when SAB ends.

But how do you get them? Easy! Every $100 you spend on Stampin'Up products from any of our catalogues will get you another free selection from the SAB brochure that starts on the 24th January 2012. As soon as it is available I will post a link to the SAB catalogue on this blog so that you can view it online. Or if you prefer a hard copy.. please email me and I will pop it in the post for you.

Today's card is going to show up at a few of my workshops in January and February, so if you want me to come and show you how, please contact me. I was really happy with this one! The layout design was inspired by a card I received a few years back from the talented Claire Daly, and I have revisited this design several times over because it works so well with different colours and sets. But it shows off our new SAB patterned papers really well.. don't those colours look great together? I used the SAB set "Fresh Vintage" to stamp the butterfly.. of course it matches with the DSP design. The brad in the middle of the butterfly is also a special SAB brad... I love that I can so easily put colours and designs together because everything matches!!! But after all, that is the whole attraction of SU right???

To get a hard copy of the SAB brochure, or to place an order please email me at

It's all very exciting... I have lots of show you. Not only do you get a free selection from the SAB brochure with every $100 spent, you also can get extra sets for hosting a workshop, and of course this time of the year is one of the very best to hold one... because you get more, and so do your customers! I am booking up quickly, but I have a couple of dates left later in February, and in March. Reserve yours before I get booked out! January spots are completely gone!

There is also an awesome kit special during SAB... so if you have been thinking of supporting your hobby or better yet... making some extra money... just contact me and I can get an information pack to you.

Have fun!

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Sweet and Simple

Maybe its just me, but I really love little cards. You know, like gift cards and such. One of my favourite sizes to work with is 10cm x 10cm cards... and that's what I have made for you today. This was so quick to do!

My favourite bits are of course the little details. The red Glimmer paper is punched out with the Postage punch, the pearl is one of our Basic Pearl adhesives, and the little scallop border was made with the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch. I do like this colour combination... its Real Real and Baja Breeze.

I hope everyone has been enjoying some down-time over the holidays and is feeling re-energized and ready for 2012!!

Monday, 2 January 2012

Art Journal Project Class - still spots left!

As promised I wanted to show you a photo of this very beautiful Art Journal that we will be making in this month's Project class. Isn't it divine? This lovely little album features our gorgeous new SAB Designer-series paper, and the beautiful "Fresh Vintage" stamp set. There are a lot of techniques used in the production of this Journal... including embossing, markers direct-to-rubber, Big Shot techniques, and using Adhesive sheets. I would like to be able to tell you that I designed it myself, but instead this time I was inspired to run this class based on the Art Journal shown in our brand new SAB brochure. If you would like a copy of the brochure sent to you please contact me at

The class also includes the cost of your 5" x 5" Art Journal (rrp $13.50) and all other materials. It makes a beautiful gift, or of course, something special just for yourself. The cost of this class is $30, and I am offering it as both a day or a night class.

The two dates on offer are:
Tuesday 24th January at 7.30pm or
Wednesday 25th January at 11am

If you would like to come along and make this lovely project with me please email me at My classes are held on the Central Coast NSW.

Please note that these lovely SAB items are only available during the Sale-A-Bration dates, ie between the 24th January and the 31st March. You can choose any one of these great products with every $100 order between these dates. For more information or a brochure, please call me at 0412 375 552

Sunday, 1 January 2012

Happy New Year 2012!

Happy new year to all you people out there wherever you may be. I have loved bringing you another year of blog posts and ideas... I hope you've enjoyed reading as much as I have enjoyed showing you lots of fun stuff. I hope that 2012 is an AWESOME year for you all... and that you find time and space just for you... time to get creative isnt just fun nor it is just to produce some new project. I believe that being creative is a necessary part of who we are, and we were designed to exercise that part of our brains. That's why it fills your soul when you make something beautiful... no matter what the medium - it could be paper, metal, fabric or glass. Just find your creative side out there somewhere... its just waiting to be discovered. :-)

Today's card is a simple one. There is "Irridescent Ice" embossing powder on the raised parts of the flowers, but its a bit hard to see in the photo. One of my new year's goals is to work on my photography skills. :-)

Have a lovely day, and I hope that the year ahead is something really special for you.

Linda xx