Tuesday, November 27, 2007

FREE Simply Said Stamp Set

I forgot to post the 4 projects we made at the Stampin Up event in Sydney the other weekend. So sorry! We made 2 cards, 1 mini scrapbook page and an accordian style card/book. I love how these colours are a bit unusual together, yet so vibrant. We used only the Simply Said stamp set, and one other stamp from the Quick Thinking. I've used these stamps many times in my workshops yet I'd forgotten how many other ways you can use them.
My favourite new technique being: stamp the solid pointed flower and only just lift it off the page before turning it slightly and stamp again on top of the first image. Its the one in the round metal rimmed tag in the bottom left corner of the first photo. So simple yet so pretty....I'll be doing that again!

Sooooooooo....in celebration of this gorgeous stamp set, I'm going to offer a FREE SIMPLY SAID STAMP SET to anyone who signs up as a Stampin' Up demonstrator with me, until the end of December 2007. I'd LOVE to have you join in the fun of being a SU demonstrator and being part of my small team of lovely ladies who love stamping as much as you do.
You remember those new year resolutions you make every year, the ones that involve having more time for yourself to do what you love most......the ones that are usually forgotten by February? Why not make it happen this time??!!? WHY NOT? If you think your "not creative enough", I want you to know that there is a HUGE number of resources available to demonstrators, so there is never a lack of ideas and techniques to learn and show your friends and family. If you're worried about not having time to do workshops around the Christmas/school holiday time, you don't need to worry about that as your first quarterly minimum of $500 isn't due until the end of March, even if you join tomorrow. So, please think about and give me a call. Make YOUR new year one to remember and one to be proud of!!!

Monday, November 26, 2007

Pocket Fun

I've been playing with a stamp set called Pocket Fun as I've needed a few kids cards lately. I was inspired by the Stampin Up design team (what a job!!...There are blokes behind some of the projects in that SU catalogue!!) who were here from the USA last weekend in Sydney. I also have a workshop in December where the theme is children's cards, so I'm experimenting with different looks for that as well. I really liked this one so I'm in the middle of making a dozen of them. I'll move onto a more girly card next to keep in my stash.

Holiday Thyme

Just wanted to show you what I've been making with the gorgeous Stampin Up Holiday Thyme Designer Paper that is only available till December 15th. Its so easy to throw a card together with these papers as they match well with the popular christmas colours. Click on the photo if you want to see them a bit bigger.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Card Swap

Just came back from Sydney where I attended a Stampin Up conference. There were about 100 demonstrators from around NSW/ACT who attended. LOTS of card swaps were happening amongst us demonstrators, which is such a fun way to get new ideas. Here's the card I made to swap. I used the Holiday Thyme paper that is only available until December 15th, All Year Fun and All Year Cheer 1 stamp sets and lots of watercolouring and sponging....with some faux stitching on the boarders.

I went to Sydney with my friend and downline, Tanya. Here is a pic of her gorgeous card, which is also a sneak peak to what is coming soon. I had a great weekend with Tanya & her family. Before heading home on Sunday, we visited the Taronga Zoo. I've never been there before and was blown away by its location, which held some amazing views of Sydney. I took tons of pics which I hope to put into a mini album one day....after I do the mini album of my HK/London/Paris trip and all the other projects I dream of doing and hopefully acheiving in the coming months.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Calendar Time

Last weekend was my calendar class. This class is not for the faint hearted as its a lot of work.....everybody was finished by midnight.....which I think is a little earlier than last year's calendar. I always use the 6x6 desktop size for this Christmas gift....and all products are from Stampin Up. Here are some of the supplies we used: Petals & Pailseys Designer paper and matching cardstock, circle, spiral and corner rounder punches, Everyday Flexible Phrases, Expressive Flexible Phrases, Lexicon of Love and Polka Dots and Petals, and Collage Alphabet stamp sets, silver brads and chipboard.

Ahoy Matey!

Christopher received this birthday invitation in the mail yesterday.....simply gorgeous! Makes me want to buy this set now. Wonder if I can convince Christopher to have ANOTHER Pirate birthday party next year? This invite was made by my friend Gab and she used the Ahoy Matey set with the Jumbo Matey's Map wheel. LOVE it!

Stampin' Up November Promotions and Newsletter

I'm really excited to tell you that Stampin' Up has 2 promotions this month, one is designed to assist in your preparations for the Christmas season and the other is to help a family who has just lost their dad/husband. Sadly, the Australian General Manager for Stampin Up, David Abbott, died a couple weeks ago due to a rare blood disease. I was lucky enough to have met him a few times and even stamped with him once and I was very impressed at how much he knew about stamping, for a bloke! He was very active in training us new demonstrators last year and taught us fun techniques that I have since passed on to you. Stampin' Up has set up a fund for his beautiful family and if you purchase this super cute "All in the Family" stamp set, EVERY cent goes to his family. My special offer to you this month is that if you want to purchase this set of 28 stamps, you'll only need to pay the demonstrator price, which is 20% off the full price. ($59.15 + shipping & handling) Please have all orders to me by November 29th. The All in the Family stamp set will be available in the 2008-2009 Stampin' Up Idea Book & Catalogue, but it will be at its regular price of $73.95.

If you have used the "In Colours" this year then you'll LOVE the Holiday Thyme Designer Paper that is only available this month and until December 15th. Its full of the Cranberry Crisp and True Thyme colours with splashes of Bashful Blue. I've ordered some for myself, and will put some cards together to offer you ideas as well as a card class. I'll send you another email once I've had a chance to play!!

Just a reminder that the SPRING MINI Catalogue expires at the end of November, so please have all orders to me by November 29th. I'm sure there will be something you'd like to put under the Christmas tree for yourself this year!

And.....Its NOT too late to book a Christmas card workshop! I still have a few dates available, so give me a call and let's see what we can work out for you and your friends!