Saturday, 31 August 2013

Another "Kissing" card.. come to class and make it with me!

So I wanted to show you another project from next week's Stamp Kissing class.. this one features a slightly different way to use the technique that the ones I showed you previously.  But I really loved the way the card came together.  Here are the dates for the class.. book now to reserve your spot.

Tuesday 3rd September @ 7.30pm


Wednesday 4th September @ 11am

The class cost is $20 and this includes all materials and refreshments. You will go home with 3 completed projects.

My card making and papercraft classes are held on the Central Coast (NSW), and the address is supplied when you book in.  Click HERE to email me and secure your spot. Numbers are limited.

I hope to see you :-)

PS.. Today is the last day of our awesome DSP special.. buy 3 get one free.  You can contact me anytime today to order yours.. or use the "Shop Now" button and order online.. it will be shipped straight to your door :-)

Thursday, 29 August 2013

Stamp Kissing Technique Class next week

Next week I have scheduled our September Technique classes... and the technique this month is "Kissing".  The only way in which stamp kissing is related to the other kind is that you are touching two different stamps or surfaces together.  Curious?  Come and see what its about.  The card above is one of the kissing techniques we will be learning... see the textured butterflies at the bottom of the card? They are made with the kissing technique... so this is one of our three projects.  There's a close up of the texture at the bottom of this post.

The dates are as follows:

Tuesday 3rd September @ 7.30pm


Wednesday 4th September @ 11am

You'll go home with 3 projects.  The class is $20 and includes refreshments, all materials and the projects to take home.

EMAIL ME to reserve your spot!

How's this for a Springtime special?? In fact there's TWO!

So today I get up and look at the Stampin'Up demo website.. and there is not one but TWO awesome specials!

Special 1: You get 15% off the Butterfly bundle (stamp set and punch) from now until the 30th September

Bundle ItemPage in CatalogueDescriptionRetail Price15% Savings PriceAmount Saved!
Butterfly Bundle (Clear-Mount)
Papillion Potpourri Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Bitty Butterfly Punch
Butterfly Bundle (Wood-Mount) 
Papillion Potpourri Wood-Mount Stamp Set
Bitty Butterfly Punch

Special 2: This month's "Best of" set has been released early:

It's the "BEST OF CHRISTMAS" set!

To see it click HERE

Please note that the "Best of" Series are only available in clear mount.

So how's that to a great start to (almost) Spring?  You can order by emailing me (click HERE) or even better you can use our Online ordering system... just use the "Shop Now"on the right hand upper corner of this blog.  The allows you to have the items delivered directly to your door, anywhere in Australia!

Dont forget that our DSP special (Buy 3 get one Free) has two days left!

It's beautiful weather here in NSW today.. I hope you have an awesome day!

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Midweek Quick Tip: Embossing with Colour

So I've made another video and popped it onto Youtube today so that you can see it.   It shows you how easy it is to create a Background like the one in the above card (which by the way is what we are making this month and next in my Stamp Clubs - more on this card later.)

Be sure to let me know what you think of my videos...I am open to suggestions as to how to improve them, and am very happy to hear what ideas you would like me to show you.  As I have only started making them recently, I still have lots to learn, but I am sure I will improve with every video I record.

In the meantime... sit back and relax! This one is only short.. less than 3 minutes... not sure you'll even have time for a cuppa this time!  Just click on the link below.  xx

Monday, 26 August 2013

Updated Class Schedule for September

I am updating the class schedule for the first half of September.  The second half is school holidays so I need to confirm dates before I post them.. Classes are held on the Central Coast, NSW.

Here's what's coming up in the next couple of weeks:

Mixed Media Class - $35

Wednesday 28th August at 11am
Come and make this awesome Canvas using a variety of stamping and painting techniques. Mixed Media is all about textures and FUN. Cost includes the Canvas, and all materials, as well as a light lunch.

September Technique Class: Stamp Kissing! - $20

No, not the other kind of kissing.. this class shows you how to get extra mileage from your stamps with the kissing technique. We will make 3 projects - all quite different.   Cost includes all materials and light refreshments.  Dates are:

Tuesday 3rd September @ 7.30pm


Wednesday 4th September @ 11am

September Christmas Stamp-a-Stack - $20

Come and get your Christmas cardmaking under control!  You will make 6 cards, (3 each of 2 different designs).  Cost includes all materials, envelopes, and light refreshments.  Please book early as these ones in particular sell out early. Numbers are limited.  Dates are:

Tuesday 10th September @ 7.30pm

or Wednesday 11th September @ 11am.

If you would like to book into any of these classes, please EMAIL ME to reserve your spot.

It's almost Spring! Six-sided sampler and hexagons in Spring colours!

Last night before bed I made this cute little card for an upcoming workshop.  I used the new "Six sided Sampler" together with the matching Hexagon punch, and the colours are also new Incolors.. "Strawberry Slush" (Dont you just love that name!) and "Coastal Cabana". These colours remind me of Spring. :-) If you would like a workshop to make this one... just EMAIL ME.. Im almost full for September, but there are still a few spots left for October.  The other option at this time of year of course is a Christmas-themed workshop... so just let me know if this sounds like you for an afternoon (or evening) of fun! I conduct workshops anywhere in the Sydney, Newcastle and Central Coast areas.

Thursday, 22 August 2013

Mixed Media Canvas Class - a Sneak Peek

If you've ever wanted to feel like an artist, but you're not sure where to start... Mixed Media is a great starting point. Next week I am running classes where you will create a Mixed Media Canvas... I'll show you some great tips to make something cool. I have put this now on so that people can make it for Father's Day if they wish.. but of course its suitable for any occasion, and so much fun to do that you might just want to do it for the fun of it.

I was going to give the one I have created away, but have decided I like it so much I cant part with it!  I thought I'd show you a Sneak Peek today, so you can see the colours we will be using.  I have one more thing I am going to add to it before I post the photo of the whole project... so stay tuned.  We will be using a variety of stamping tools and supplies, and you will love the way they work together.

If you would like to join us for this creative and beautiful class I have two dates available:

Tuesday 27th August @ 7.30pm


Wednesday 28th August @ 11am

Cost is $35 and includes all materials (including the canvas itself) and light refreshments.

To book your spot, click HERE to email me. Classes are held on the Central Coast NSW, and the address is supplied when you book in.

I hope you can make it along... I had lots of fun putting this project together, and know you will enjoy it too :-)

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Quick Tip: Using your Acrylic Blocks - my very first video tutorial!

So, its wonky, its not edited, its not even all that professional... but its me, and I decided to forge ahead regardless!  Today I created my first Youtube video to show an easy way to use Acrylic blocks in your stamping. I am hoping to do a "Quick Tip" video on a regular basis (Im going to start by doing this weekly).. so stay tuned each week mid-week for a new video tip.

Looking at the video, I can see a bunch of things I didn't do well... but one day I will look back and see how far I've come! You have to start somewhere right??

If you want to see for yourself how I created the background on the above card, then click HERE to view my little video - it's less than 5 minutes long.  Enjoy! xx

Monday, 19 August 2013

My US trip swaps... and a little treat for you

Some of you may have seen these before as I loaded them onto my Facebook business page... but I wanted to show them off again.  These were my Convention swaps for the US convention last month.  They were fun to make too! (I did a different take on these ones for my workshops this month too... might show you those in another post.)

And I also made these ones... which were my Incentive Trip swaps.  How lovely is that Wildflower Meadow stamp set?  I was really pleased with how these turned out.

So.. who wants one?  As it turns out I have a few left over.  And I've been thinking about how to get more of you guys out there registered and set up for online ordering.  So here's what I came up with... if you have registered for Online ordering by the end of August 2013, you will receive one of my Convention swap cards mailed out to you (you dont even need to make a purchase!)  Or if you place an Online order before the end of August, you will receive one of my Incentive Trip swaps! What do you think?? (Dont forget that this is only for Australian subscribers... I am not able to offer this online ordering experience if you are not an Australian resident - sorry about that!)

Here's a quick little Youtube video that I made to show you how to register... its really easy!  (And please be kind because this is my first Youtube video that I have published! I promise I will get better.. well I hope so!) Click HERE to view the video!

Saturday, 17 August 2013

Second Christmas Card from last week's class

Here is the second card we made at last weeks Christmas Stamp-A-Stack class. (I showed the other card in the previous post so scroll down to see it)  I used the awesome and still available "Ornament Keepsakes" stamp set, with the "Flowering Flourishes" stamps over the corner of the card in the background. It's a simple card, but everyone loved it.

If you missed the class, don't worry, I am having a Christmas SAS every month until the end of the year.. and will probably do additional Christmas classes for the last couple of months before Christmas so that everyone can be ready for Christmas this year.  :-)

Stay tuned here on my blog for the updated schedule for September in the next few days. (September means a new Seasonal Catalogue full of Christmas stuff, so watch out for a launch date in September!) If you would like to get more information about classes or workshops or being part of Stampin'Up just email me at or click HERE.  And dont forget you can order ANYTIME and have the order sent directly to you by clicking over on to my Online Store (on the right hand sidebar of my blog).

It's a beautiful Saturday here on the Central whatever you are doing enjoy! I think Spring is definitely on its way :-) I love this time of year!

Monday, 12 August 2013

This is one of the Christmas cards we are making this week....

Such a simple little card but very effective if I do say myself!  We are making these cards at this week's Stamp-a-Stack... if you would like to come we will be making 6 cards (3 of these ones and 3 of another design).  The cost of the class is $20, and includes all materials, envelopes and light refreshments.

Here are the dates and how many spots I have left:

Tuesday @ 7.30pm (5 spots left)

Wednesday @ 11am (1spot left)

Thursday @ 11am (5 spots left)

All classes have sufficient numbers to go ahead, so let me know if you would like to join us.  Card making classes (plus scrapbooking and general paper craft classes) are held on the Central Coast and the address is available when you book in. To learn more, or to book in, please send me an email by clicking HERE.  Papercraft is the most wonderful therapy, both because of the creative and social aspects of what we do :-)

Here is a little close-up of the Christmas bauble because it is actually quite hard to see the glitter in the first photo.

Sunday, 4 August 2013

Another Washi Card

This one is actually from the class I am running this week. Only a couple of spots left now.  Here are the details if you would like to come along.

Tuesday 6th August @ 7.30pm

or Wednesday 7th August @ 11am

Cost is $25 and includes a pack of "Gingham Garden" washi tape.

EMAIL ME to book your spot.

See you there!

Saturday, 3 August 2013

MDS Training Day in Sydney - registrations close THIS MONDAY 5th August.

Don't miss out on this awesome event to be held in Sydney on Saturday 10th August.  Stampin'Up as a company run truly wonderful events... and they don't do them very often either! For a cost of only $35 you will receive a wonderful morning of training... and if you don't already have it, the cost of the digital software, My Digital Studio (MDS) is also included! So as the software by itself would normally retail for $24.95, this means you are getting the training for only $10! Its totally a bargain... and a great day out on top of that.

I am taking one of my lovely customers in my car with me from the Central Coast to Sydney... does anyone else want to join us?  The training starts at 9am, so we are planning on being in the city a little earlier than that. It will conclude at 1pm.. so you could spend the day down there or return with me in my car to the coast.

The MDS tour is available to customers AND demonstrators alike. If you are a demonstrator please make sure you take advantage of this fabulous training opportunity. MDS can be a big part of our businesses in the future so its important to get in now and learn as much as we can about this awesome software. It's an exciting opportunity.

Here are a few more details...


MelbourneSaturday, 3 August
SydneySaturday, 10 August
BrisbaneSaturday, 17 August
PerthSaturday, 24 August
Bring out the digital designer in you and discover My Digital Studio-an intuitive digital design software featuring Stampin' Up!'s exclusive artwork, colours and templates! 
Learn how My Digital Studio can fit in with your life and your style to help you become your own digital designer-creating cards, invitations, photobooks, party décor, recipe books, home décor, calendars and more! Being creative couldn't be easier!
Discover a range of inspirational projects, ideas and techniques through project displays and engaging presentations. Just bring your laptop and digital images and follow along in our classes to create your own designer photobook-capturing your own cherished memories! You'll go home with several complete pages-which you can then print, e-mail or upload to the Internet. Classes are designed for beginners, to provide you with a basic understanding of My Digital Studio software.

Please email me or contact me by phone on 0412 375 552 if you would like to attend or have further questions. I still have room in my car for a couple more but don't delay. Of course you are welcome to get yourself to Sydney (or any of the other capital cities where it is being offered) in any way you choose. I hope to hear from you soon. 

Friday, 2 August 2013

Washi Tape Class next week!

I am running 2 technique classes next week featuring the very awesome Washi Tape. Come along and have a play with this fun product, and learn a couple of different ways to incorporate it into your paper projects.  You will make 3 projects in total, for a cost of $25.  All materials and refreshments are provided. Plus this class includes a free pack of "Gingham Garden" washi tape of your own. Please note that I only have a couple of packs of the tape left for the next couple of people that book in.. but if you book in and we are out of tape at this late stage, I will order it and it will be here for you the following week.

Here are the dates:

Tuesday 6th August @ 7.30pm


Wednesday 7th August @ 11am

All classes are held on the Central Coast, and address details will be supplied when you enrol in the class.

Please email me by clicking HERE to reserve your spot.

Thursday, 1 August 2013

I'm back! And here's an offer to get August started!

Im back today! And over the next few days hope to post some photos for you.  So stay tuned!

But today I wanted to share our fabulous August promotion with you! Buy 3 packs of our gorgeous DSP and receive the 4th pack for free!  Here is the promotion flyer if you would like more details (click HERE) but basically you order any of the new paper packs except the Paper stacks or the Specialty papers. So if you have been hankering after any of the beautiful new paper packs in our new catalogue... get them now!

Email me if you would like to place your order to arrive soon. Alternatively you can order online and the order will come straight to your door.

Enjoy the special and i'll be back soon with some photos of my amazing trip. Or if you haven't already, "like" my Facebook business page to catch up on all the gossip and photos of the past two weeks. You can click HERE to be taken to the page, then just click the "like" button.  That's where a lot of my businessy stuff appears so you may find it convenient to have access to it if you are a Facebook person.

Enjoy xx