Saturday, 29 December 2012

What's coming up... and a sneak peek :-)

So Christmas is over for another year. Most years I am almost relieved when its over because I usually get a bit over Christmas cards by the end... although this year we had so many Christmas products to choose from that I probably could have kept going! But I am sure you are all anxious to see what's coming next.... and today's card is a little sneaky look at a couple of the new SAB 2013 products that you will be able to get your hands on from January 22nd. (This year's is the biggest selection of SAB products we have had - EVER!  you can get one free selection for every $100 that you spend!)

On this card I've used a piece of paper from this year's DSP selection, which is called "Sycamore Street".  There is also a ribbon and button pack to go with it, but I havent received mine yet, so I have used Seam Binding ribbon (in "Pool Party") instead.  The sentiment is from a new set called "Vintage Verses" and I stamped it in Whisper White craft ink, and embossed it with white embossing powder. The little die that I used to cut it out is from the Apothecary Accents framelits set. This was a super quick card to put together, but I am feeling pretty inspired now that Christmas is done, and I will be back really soon to show you more. :-)

We are still in the second week of the Clearance Sale (click on the pic below to see the list of Clearance items) and although many of the items are sold out, there are still lots available. Email me if I can help out with any of the items on the list for you... some items are as much as 70% off so there are some real bargains!

And then there is a new listing that begins on the 3rd January... check out the list by clicking on the pic below: 

To order just email me or click HERE.

I hope that everyone has been enjoying the clearance sale. Dont forget that these items are not normally available - they were discontinued in our last catalogue which came to an end at the end of August 2012. To see them you will need to refer to the old catalogue. I do still have some of those catalogues left if anyone needs one... just ask me :-)

I do hope that everyone had a wonderful Christmas and that you are enjoying some down time over the holiday period.  I'll be back with more new creations soon :-)

Here is todays card in full:

Bring on SAB 2013!!!

Friday, 21 December 2012

Week 2 - What is sold out already....

So here we are, 8.15am on the first day of the second Clearance Rack sale.  And you guessed it.. we have a list of items already sold out!

Some of my customers obviously have excellent taste because many of the items they had ordered are sold out already. No surprises about the Mocha Morning paper.. gone. Here is the full list so far that I am aware of:

116384 Stamp Set Wood Loads of Love Accessories
122366 Morning Mocha DSP
119801 2010-12 in-colour markers
116386 Stamp Set Wood Loads of Love
122359 Well Worn DSP
115780 Crazy For Cupcakes - wood
121518 Four The Holidays

All those items have gone.  More will no doubt be gone today.

Here is the full list of items on sale this week... just click on the pic below to view it.

And today's card uses the "Timeless Portrait" Designer Series Paper.. only $7.50 for a full pack of 12"x12" sheets.... and still available at time of writing! Email me if you would like me to try to get any of the items for you... just click HERE to email.

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Mass Production with Floral Framelits and Daydream Medallions

Here is what I've been working on today... well in between cleaning up after two small children who are able to mess up the house way faster than I can clean it. (Dont you just love school holidays??)   I am making quite a lot of this card for a special group of people... and so it had to be simple but effective.. and I think I managed it ok. :-)

This card is kind of a tribute to my favourite couple of cards from the past year... I used the Floral Framelits from Stampin'Up! to make the card a flower shape, and stamped the "Daydream Medallions" onto "Baja Breeze" Cardstock before cutting a smaller flower from Silver Glimmer paper.  The Silver Star is a Christmas decoration that I bought as little gifts. I have glue dotted the star on so that the recipients can easily remove it to hang it on their Christmas tree.

So it really was a simple little card to make, but I was really happy with the result.

Dont forget that Round 2 of the Clearance sale begins at midnight tonight... so if there is anything you dont want to miss out on please email me your order today (click HERE) and I will make sure that we get in quick. Last week I had to contact people and let them know that many of their ordered items were out of stock! I dont want that to happen this week if I can help it.. so please email them through as soon as you can.

Click on the pic below to see this week's list. These items were in our last annual Catalogue and were discontinued  back in August this year.  So when looking for page numbers you need to be looking at the old catalogue. The Mocha Morning paper will be popular at only $9.50, (original retail was $24.95), and the 2010-2012 Incolor Marker set at only $8.95 (rrp was $27.95). All items are drastically reduced.. some by up to 70%.  But its first in, best dresssed....

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

The annual Writing of the Christmas Cards :-)

No prizes for guessing what I've been up to tonight.. yep... writing out some Christmas cards cause it's that time of year again!  One of the advantages of running Christmas card classes throughout the year is that come Christmas time I usually have quite a good stash of cards. Which is very cool as it really wouldnt be good form for me to purchase Christmas cards would it??

I wanted to let you all know that on 21st December Stampin'Up will hold its next Clearance Blitz with products up to 70% off.  After last week's efforts when a large number of items sold out on the very first couple of days I am not leaving anything to chance and plan on submitting my order for the clearance items as soon as I can. So... already some clever customers have sent me their lists of what they want.. if you would like to make the most of the sale and get your order in quickly too then I suggest that you EMAIL ME with a list of what you would like by Thursday (20th) and I will endeavour to get it for you ASAP. Of course you can still order after this time, but as the items are first in, best dressed, I cannot guarrantee what will still be in stock and what will be gone.

Click on the picture below to see the list.  Dont forget that the page numbers are from the 2011-2013 annual catalogue as these items are temporarily coming out of retirement to be on the clearance list.  Everything will be available only for the dates shown or until stocks run out.. whichever happens first.

To order, send me an email by clicking HERE.

Saturday, 15 December 2012

Uh oh.... Lesson learned

Well as many of you would already know we had a new Clearance Sale begin yesterday.  I had quite a few emails from you all wanting to order things on the list. Went to put the order through last night only to discover that quite a few items on the list are gone ALREADY. And it's only the first day!

I guess I knew these items would be popular. But really?  Sold out on the first day?

The items I know for sure that are gone are the Basic Gray Markers, the Cherry Cobbler striped Grosgrain ribbon (and I wanted some of that for myself!) and the "Christmas Greetings" stamp set in wood. There may be already more items gone that I am not yet aware of. The point here is... if you want something... dont wait! To place an order simply email me by clicking HERE.  Orders can be sent anywhere in Australia for a low postage charge.

Today's photo above is a little Christmas frame that I made up with the Snow Festival Designer Series Paper.  It was simple and quick to make, but I loved the result. Hope you do too! 

Friday, 14 December 2012

Clearance Rack Blitz - Limited supplies so get in quick!

Wow! Stampin'Up are doing something I have never seen them do before!

They are temporarily taking over a hundred products OUT OF RETIREMENT with discounts up to 70 percent off retail-only while supplies last! There will be four different groups of products on sale during the next month. Here's what's on sale and when:

I'm really excited to see a few of the items on this list that were hugely popular. The "Dasher" reindeer for example, as well as previous Incolors, and old-style inkpads for only $4.50 (wow), 

Here's the next one (not available until the stated dates):

There are also two for January which I will put up for you in the next week or two.

So please check the lists because these items are ONLY available for the stated time period OR until the stocks run out. And you can be sure that some of the items will sell out quickly.

To orderjust email me by clicking HERE.  I will be putting through an order later today (If I order by today we are guarranteed to have it before Christmas)

I'll be back with more details soon... but check out the specials and let me know if there is something that you want.  Enjoy the specials!

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Ornament Keepsakes card - last SASs of the year

This week I have my last Stamp-a-Stacks of the year. Tonight (Tuesday 4th) and then Thursday 6th December at 11am. Here is one of the Christmas Cards we are making... it turned out kinda like it was in my head... although its never exactly the same dont you find??  The ink colours on this one are Rose Red and Soft Suede... I think they look quite beautiful together.

If you would like to book in for the final Stamp-A-Stack, please contact me by clicking HERE.  As always, you will make 6 cards, and all materials and light refreshments are provided. Cost is $15.  In the new year I will be lifting the price of my Stamp-A-Stacks (other classes will remain the same in 2013) but they remain at $15 until the end of the year.

I'll be back soon with more cool things to show you. :-)

Monday, 3 December 2012

December Ribbon Share

I've had quite a few people ask me to do a ribbon share of the Stitched Satin Ribbons. So I am opening up a new share... to take part email me (by clicking HERE) and let me know that you want to be of it. There are 5 different colours, (this year's Incolor Range) and in the share you will receive a 1/4 roll of each colour. So that's approximately 2.27cm of each colour. Normally one roll of ribbon costs $15.95 (plus postage) but to buy a quarter roll of all 5 colours will cost $20 including postage. So who's in?  Just let me know by the 14th December and I will make sure you have them before Christmas.

I thought I would show you a sneak peek of the jars that we decorated at the Christmas Gift class last Saturday. It shows the Stitched Satin Ribbon in the Gumball Green. We made 4 awesome projects at the class and everyone loved them. I will be running this class again on the 13th December at 11am.. just EMAIL ME to reserve your spot. At time of writing I still have a few spots left.

I hope you enjoy the reindeer too.. he is made with the Owl punch and his antlers are made from two arms of the Snow Flurry Die.  Enjoy xx

Saturday, 1 December 2012

It's Here! Available from today!

And what an awesome present this would make for your crafty friends and family. If you've been looking for an alternative to your old cutting system I have to tell you how excited I am that Stampin'Up have finally released their own, and much improved, paper trimmer.

I love mine! It cuts beautifully... and I am so pleased with all the new features. Like:

  • Numbers are under a clear film so wont rub off with use
  • There is a printed grid on the surface to make sure you always cut straight (we didnt have that before)
  •  The trimmer comes with both cutting blade and scoring blade and there is room for both blades in the track without having to remove one to cut or score.
  • There is a storage compartment underneath to hold lots of extras (bone folders, extra blades etc)
  • The measuring arm locks into place and has a foot underneath so that it wont flap around and will be square for cutting.
  • The plastic protective piece (dont know what its called sorry) that goes over the cutting track also locks into place for transporting. 
But my favourite thing is how well it cuts. You can either take my word for it and order yours by emailing me (click HERE) or check mine out and see for yourself. For $49.95 (plus postage and handling) this is a great buy for Christmas and beyond. Upgrade whatever cutter you are currently using and enjoy the results.