Thursday, October 15, 2009

Hi everyone! Again I need to apoligse for my lack of blogging. I put my time and energy into my workshops and classes, friendships and family, therefore my blogging gets put on the back burner most of the time. Sorry! If ever you want to know whats happening with classes or any SU specials, then please feel free to email me at any time. I love hearing from you!

SAS - As we all know, Christmas is just around the corner. Christmas themed workshops are in full swing at the moment. I've come up with a Stamp a Stack (SAS) that will help you along with those preparations for the silly season. I'm holding this class on 2 nights, Thursday October 22nd and Friday October 23rd. In this class you'll make 10 cards, 5 each of the 2 designs you see in the picture on the right. The cost is $20, all materials are provided and both classes start at 7:30 pm. Please email or call me soon to book your place at my craft table. Come along and get in the mood for Christmas and make some cards!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

August Classes and Stampin' Up! Spring Mini

Hi everyone! Wow! I'm on the blog within a month from my last post. I'm on a roll! I just wanted to let you know that I'm starting up the Christmas themed Stamp a Stack (SAS) classes in the lead up to December 25th. My goal is to offer a class each month until November, so by the time the silly season is upon us, you'll have 40 cards ready to mail. SO, the first class is being held this Tuesday, September 8th at 7:30 pm. You'll need to email me to book your place at my craft table ASAP as I KNOW places will fill up quickly. The cost of a SAS is $20 which includes all supplies used for making 10 cards, 5 each of 2 designs, plus envelopes.

I still have a few places left in this months technique class. You'll be learning is Spotlighting! Have a look at the sneak peak picture to get an idea of what Spotlighting is. The cost of this class is $17 and you'll make 1- 6"x6" scrapbook page, 1 card and 1 gift card. This class will be held THIS Thursday August 27th at 7:30 pm. Please email me to book your place at my craft table!

Christmas is coming - FAST! If you're wanting to get some ideas for your Christmas cards this year, then please book your workshops now. I'm already taking bookings for November (for those wonderful people who can plan that far in advance!) So please think about it, talk to your girlfriends, and let me know what you'd like to do!

Remember the gorgeous Stampin' Up! Spring Mini is now available to order from. Click here to have a look or drop me an email with your address and I'll pop one in the mail to you. You can place orders with me at any time. Credit cards are accepted as well as bank transfers if thats easier for you. I'm always on the email, even when you don't see me on here, so please don't hesitate to contact me at anytime.
Happy Stamping!

Friday, July 31, 2009

Spring Mini Link

To view the beautiful Stampin' Up! Spring Mini Catalogue, click here.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Technique Class, SAS and the Spring Mini

Baby its cold outside! Cold days are a good excuse to stay inside and keep warm and do the things you Stamping! With the help of your comfortable pair of trackies, ugh boots and something hot to drink, I want to assist you in enjoying this winter. So I'm offering you the chance to join in 2 upcoming classes I have organised (Sorry - I cannot provide the trackies and ughs, but can do the hot drink and a home made cookie or 2). The first is a technique class that I hold each month. Due to several people being sick this week, I have a few places left for this class which will be held THIS THURSDAY NIGHT, July 30th at 7:30pm. July's technique is one of my favourites - Stamping with Markers. I love that you can buy the markers individually now, (in all the colour families except the In Colours), so you'll see me using them more and more in classes and workshops. They are very affordable at only $5.75 each. So, if you've been interested in the markers and want to try them out, then this class would be a fabulous way to do so! On Thursday you'll make 1- 6"x6" scrapbook page, 1 regular sized card and 1 gift card. The cost is $17 and all materials are provided. See the picture on the left for a sneak peak. Please call or email me ASAP if you'd like to participate in this class.

The second class is a Stamp-a-Stack (SAS) in which you make 10 cards, 5 each of 2 designs. See picture on the left to see what you'll make. The cost is $20 which covers all materials used in the class, as well as envelopes (which are stampable to match your card). If you're free on Thursday August 6th at 7:30pm, and would like to make 10 cards to add to your stash, then please call or email me to book your place at my craft table. I love to have you over!

The Spring Mini Catalogue is almost here!! Personally I think its one of the best minis we've had so far! Its FULL of gorgeous stamp sets, a new scallop oval punch, more pretty patterened paper, White Staz On and Staz On Remover, more Rub-Ons and of course it holds lots of new ideas. The Spring Mini runs from August 1st till November 30th. Drop me an email if you'd like me to put one of these in the mail to you. As soon as August 1st arrives, I'll add a link for you to view it online.
Looking ahead: Christmas themed Stamp a Stacks will be back in preparation for that crazy time of year. I will offer them from my home but if this is something you'd like to do with your craft group, then let me know and we can arrange something for you and your friends.

Next month's technique will be Spotlighing!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

I'm Back!

Surprise! Its me and I'm back to blogging. So sorry for not being in touch for the past couple of months. When life gets crazy then something's got to give - and that will usually end up being the blog and newsletters. Of course you can always email me if you want to know whats going on the in world of Stampin'Up!, which many of you did. Thank you.

So what have I been doing that has made my life crazy you ask? Well! That new catalogue I posted about in April was welcomed and received by all of you with open arms and tons of workshops and classes. It was lots of fun creating new workshops with all the fun goodies that the new catalogue held. The classes I began to offer filled within hours so I've been holding more classes for private craft groups. Another thing, I've had 2 trips away from Canberra: first to the USA in June and then to Adelaide during the July school holidays....both for a much needed break. But I'm back and starting to look toward Christmas already. The Stamp-a-Stacks with a Christmas theme will begin again soon. The technique classes have been a big success and will continue on each month. My newsletter will be out in the next couple of days. There are a couple of spots left for my technique class this Thursday night - but will let you know in the newsletter.

Here are some random pictures of things I've been making:

A gift voucher before the In Colours changed, and a basket woven from some SU textured cardstock and filled with chocolate eggs at easter. Yum!

The cards I made for the Stampin'Up! Convention in May. I made 30 of these!!

Another owl card.....I'm loving the "Owl Together Now" set!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

New Stampin' Up! Catalogue and Upcoming Classes

The new 2009-2010 Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalogue has arrived! Its packed with beautiful stamp sets, some new must have embellishments and some very pretty new In Colours. Click on the catalogue to the left to view it online, or contact me to buy your own copy. Better yet, if you book a workshop, you get the catalogue for free!

The new stamps sets in this catalogue are die-cut, meaning there is no cutting involved before mounting them onto the wooden blocks. Stamp sets that were brought over from last year's catalogue still need to be cut out with your craft and rubber scissors.

The new In Colours are vibrant and very pretty. They are called Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze, Tangerine Tango, Pink Pirouette, Pacific Point and Riding Hood Red. (Love the names!). Here is a link to colour combinations you can use with these new In Colours. You can print it off and keep it with your Stampin' Up! supplies.

You'll notice in this new catalogue that Stampin' Up has removed the section at the back where it tells you all the details about the projects made throughout the book. Here is a link for you to view these details with pictures, and here is a link with text only. Again, you can print it off and just keep it somewhere for a handy reference guide. A nice addition to this catalogue is the step by step techniques that are found throughout the book, just to tempt you to try something new every now and then.

The technique class for this month is Faux Silk. Its one of my personal favourites! In the class you'll learn how to do this easy yet fabulous looking technique by making 1 card, a gift tag and a 6" x 6" scrapbook page, as well as a sample for your technique books. The cost is $17 which includes all supplies used in the class. Date: Thursday April 30th 7:30 pm. Please email or call me to book your place at the craft table for this night! Next month's technique is Emboss Resist.

Stamp-a-Stack classes are happening again. This class I've put together is for children's cards, 5 boy cards and 5 girls cards, and you'll be watercolouring! The cost is $20 which includes all materials used in the class as well as 10 envelopes (which can be stamped to match your cards as well). Date: Tuesday May 19th, 7:30 pm. Stamp a Stacks are popular classes, so don't wait too long before booking your seat at my craft table. Please send me an email or call me to save your place!

Lastly, I want to show you what my son made with some SU products a few weeks ago. He's really into everything pirates and he has watched me on many occasion creating cards and trying different techniques on paper. He asked if he could try and make a treasure map to add to his piratey collection of stuff, using some of my SU things. WELL! I gave him some chocolate chip ink, a piece of SU Kraft coloured paper and some markers and he set to work for an hour. Below is his result! He now wants to teach his friends how to make one of these.
:-) Love it!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

March Technique Class

I'm sorry for the delay in getting my class out this month. I usually have March as my month to have a break, and to begin preparations for the new catalogue. I was hoping to do a quick trip overseas as well, but it hasn't worked out for this month, which is why I've been putting off the date for the NEW Technique Class to the end of March.

I've been working with my lovely downline Tanya to bring you new and exciting Technique Classes. Every month you will learn a new technique. During each technique class you will create a 6"x6" scrapbook page and two cards along with a sample of the technique. You will also be provided with instructions to add, with the sample, to your Technique book. The technique books are the Stampin’ Up! 5x5” On Board Art Journal, a ring-bound chipboard book containing 20 cardstock pages.

The cost for technique classes will be $17. Plus the one-off cost of purchasing a Technique Book for $13*.
This month's technique is Heat Embossing. When: 7.30pm, Thursday 26th March 2008 at my home. Places are limited to a maximum of 8 bookings, so please email or call me to book your seat at my craft table ASAP. Next month's technique is Faux Silk.

Looking ahead: I can't wait to start the "Stamp-a-Stack" classes again, using NEW products from the NEW catalogue. The NEW 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalogue begins on April 1st!!! I've had some sneak peaks and I'm LOVING what I see.

*Price discounted for class participants only

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Retiring List Update

Here are the products on the Stampin Up retiring list that are no longer available or are in low quantity. As you can see things are disappearing quickly! Order what you want now, so you don't miss out. List is updated daily.

10756 Flip Flops Unavailable
109020 Wild Wasabi Classic Ink Refill Unavailable
109015 Soft Sky Classic Stamin' Ink Refill Unavailable
109016 River Rock Classic Stampin' Ink Refill Unavailable
109017 Purely Pomegranite Classic Stampin' Ink Refill Unavailable
100381 Earth Elements Eyelets Unavailable
100378 Soft Subtle Eyelets Unavailable
109019 Groovy Guava Classic Stampin' Ink Refill Unavailable
108748 Best Friend Numbers Unavailable
107212 Mateys Map Unavailable
105320 Basic Eyelets Unavailable
103195 Gifts Galore Unavailable
107561 Garden Annuals Unavailable
109610 Confetti Simply Scrappin' Unavailable
104279 Leaf Prints Unavailable
110255 Bundle of Joy Unavailable
112402 Short Order Numbers Unavailable
109018 Blue Bayou Classic Stampin' Ink Refill Unavailable
111852 River Rock A4 card stock Unavailable
108720 Ahoy, Matey Unavailable
108747 Best Friends Alphabet Upper Unavailable
111851 Soft Sky A4 card stock Unavailable

109185 Jersey Ribbon Originals Unavailable
101259 Black Hemp Twine Unavailable
108740 Bareback Unavailable
106662 Dasey Field Unavailable
108638 In Color 12"x 12" card stock Unavailable

111850 Wild Wasabi A4 card stock Unavailable
108746 Best Friends Alphabet Lower Unavailable
105316 Rich Regal Eyelets Low Quantity
109186 Theater Ribbn Originals Low Quantity
105445 Soft Subtle buttons Low Quantity
106610 Basics Outline Low Quantity
103981 Earth Elements Low Quantity
103981*Earth Elements & Neutrals buttons Low Quantity
100900 Gift sacks Low Quantity
108763 By Land Low Quantity
104065 Fishy Low Quantity
112253 *Dad's Day Low Quantity
108849 It's Your Birthday Low Quantity
105531 Antique Brass Hodgepodge Hardware Low Quantity
112391 Everything Baby Low Quantity
112310 Fabulous Flowers Low Quantity
107464 Rough Texture Low Quantity
107465 Speckled Low Quantity
107467 Birthday Low Quantity
108923 Stipple Rose Low Quantity
112272 Classic Backgrounds Low Quantity
108929 Symbols of Solicitude Low Quantity
112316 Forever in My Heart Low Quantity
105446 Rich Regal Buttons Low Quantity
112229 ABC Images Low Quantity
108857 Linen Low Quantity
108998 Beautiful Life Low Quantity
110248 Polka Dots & Petals Low Quantity
104156 Flitting By Low Quantity
106523 Five-In-One Card Cover Envelope Template Low Quantity
110730 *Pockets & Pieces Office Accents Low Quantity
108722 All I Have Seen Low Quantity
108944 Unfrogettable Low Quantity
111853 Purely Pomegranate A4 Card Stock Low Quantity
105515 *Pewter Hodgepodge Hardware Low Quantity
104829 *Light Blue Gingham Ribbon Low Quantity
List updated 10.3.09

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Stampin' Up!'s Retiring List

To view the complete list of stamps, papers, buttons, eyelets, inks, ribbons, chipboard, punches, rub-ons, hodgepodge hardware, and other misc products that will be retired this month, click HERE. Some of the products are reduced in price from 25% to 50%!!!!! Order up quick!!!!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Summer Mini, Sale-a-Bration, Bushfire Appeal, and Upcoming Retiring Products

Stamp sets Yummy from Sale-a-Bration and A Happy Heart from Summer Mini

Its exciting times as we gear up for a new Stampin' Up! year!! Yes, that means a NEW catalogue is just around the corner. But before we see it, I need to let you know that a large list of retired stamp sets and products will soon be released. And if you've seen in other years, once this list is up, everything starts to disappear quickly. So ATTENTION IN COLOUR FANS: Buy your In Colour re-inker bottles, cardstock and ribbons NOW, before March 1st arives. I remember last year, all the In Colour re-inker bottles were sold out within a day or 2, so PLEASE order them today. Also, in these last days of February, why not go through your catalogue and see what things you've had your eye on and write them down. When I send you the retiring list of products on March 1st, you'll be able to quickly see if those things are retiring, or if you can relax because they'll be sticking around for another year. Trust me, things go really quickly once that list is up, so PLEASE don't wait too long and then miss out!

We're almost at the end of Sale-a-Bration, a time where if you spend $100 (and we all know how easy it is to do that!), on any Stampin' Up! products then you receive a FREE stamp set, one of 4 different ones to choose from. Have a look at this link I've provided to see these gorgeous sets! I must have all your orders by noon, this Saturday, February 28th if you'd like to receive one of these FREE Sale-a-bration sets. They are exclusive to this promotion, and will not be seen again!

Have a look at the GORGEOUS Stampin; Up! summer mini catalogue available until the end of March. Lots of beautiful stamp sets, papers, rub-ons, felt flowers, ribbon, punches etc. You MUST check it out! Espcecially the punches! The scallop edge punch is in there and you don't want to miss that! You can order these things up until the end of March, but I'm hoping that a few of the items in this mini catty will make it into our NEW 2009-2010 Idea Book and Catalogue. Fingers crossed!

Stampin' Up! has put together a Bushfire Appeal so help the victims of the Victorian bush fires. When you click here you'll see a list of stamp set that you can purchase and Stampin' Up! will donate 50% of the sales to the Australian Red Cross Victorian Bushfire Appeal. So far Stampin' Up! has raised more than $15,000.00 for this. You see on this list a few stamp sets that will be retired, so you many want to snatch them up fast before they are gone! This appeal is valid until the end of March. My lovely downline and friend Tanya Blewitt has put together raffles to raise money for this cause. If you'd like to buy tickets and be in for a chance of winning lots of Stampin' Up! products, then click here.

Looking ahead.....Technique Classes and Stamp-a-Stacks are starting up again in March. The details will be released on March 1st! Sneak peak of the first technique class is in the above picture.
Book your new catalogue workshop now! I've already pre-ordered several boxes of the new 2009-2010 catalogues, so if you book your workshop, you can get your free copy when they arrive!!!

This is a card I made for some friends who are expecting their first baby girl. Really hope this Pick-a-Petal set sticks around for another year. Its one of my favourites! Happy Stamping!