Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Novelty Card class

Novelty cards are fun to make, fun to give and fun to receive. Whilst they look intricate, they are in fact quite simple to create. Instead of giving a standard card, why not give something different? Come along and learn three different types of novelty cards which will suit male and females, children and adults alike.

When: Saturday July 17th, 2010

Time: 1pm

Where: old convent complex, 1 Fireman St, COLAC

Cost: $20/head (includes everything you need to create cards plus light refreshments)

RSVP: by July 14th. As my classes are now filling up fast, I suggest that you book ASAP. Numbers are limited and bookings are essential so that I have product kits for everyone.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Tote Bag and Love Notes

I thought I would load on here some pics of the tote bags that we made at the last class. Everyone was very happy with their little bags and some of the ladies have already made more at home!
The tote bags made in either Autumn Traditions DSP or Cottage Garden DSP

The tote bag open with the little pockets for the love notes inside

This is just one of the projects that we make at my classes. Next month, we are making Novelty Cards which I will load a pic of soon! If you are interested in coming along, please get in touch with me soon, as my classes are filling up quickly!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Last chance on DOTW specials

Just to let you know that the Deal of the Week special is coming to a close TOMORROW (Tuesday). We have had 4 weeks of fantastic price reductions on specific products and many of my customers have taken advantage of these deals. There really were some incredible savings to be had!

Week four is brads and ribbons (scroll down a few posts to see details) and you can still take advantage of these great prices, but only until 9pm tomorrow night. After that, it is all over!

So email or phone me ASAP to secure your order.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

New page on blog

I have just added another page on this blog. It discusses the clubs and groups that I have organised. I have announced openings for another stamp club and have also started to take names of those that would be interested in being part of a techniques group.

Click HERE to read more, or get in touch with me to discuss whether either (or both) of these offers maybe for you!

Upcoming July class

A few ladies have been inquiring about the July class. I can tell you that it will be NOVELTY CARDS.

Novelty cards is the term I use for cards that have a fun element to them. They are more than a standard layered card, generally having some movement, fancy folds or surprise element.

In the July class, you will make 3 cards, all of which will delight any recipient! I will post pictures on this blog and in my monthly newsletter in the next couple of days so you can see what types of cards you will be making.

Class will be in July 18th at 1pm at the convent complex in Colac. Cost will be $20/hd.

As June's class was fully subscribed in under a week, I suggest that you book in ASAP to avoid missing out on this one.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Final Deal of the Week

Here it is. The final Deal of the Week. This week's offerings are all to do with embellishments. Rhinestone brads and ribbons.....all very beautiful.....and CHEAP!!!

Grab one (or more) of these bargains to set yourself up with products that will add that extra something to your cards and scrapbook pages.

Square Rhinestone Brads - Ice (p 149), usually $19.95, NOW $11.97
Circle Rhinestone Brads - Ice (p 149), usually $19.95, NOW $11.97
Square Rhinestone Brads - Fire (p149), usually $19.95, NOW $11.97
Bashful Blue 1" double stitched grosgrain ribbon (p 150), usually $19.95, NOW $10.97
Certainly Celery 5/8" grosgrain ribbon (p151), usually 14.95, NOW $8.97

This deal ends next Tuesday (28th June) and is the last opportunity to get in on these deals of the week! Don't leave it until the last minute. Email me TODAY!!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Don't forget Deal #3

Tomorrow is the LAST day that you can order the five stamps sets on Deal of the Week #3. These are truly fantastic savings and WILL NOT BE REPEATED.

So what will the final Deal of the Week be? Even I have no inkling! We will all find out on Wednesday when Stampin' Up! announce the last of the Deals of the Week.

But in the meantime, if you want to get yourself a great special on some stamps, check out the sets in the post below and shoot me an email ASAP. Please don't leave it until the last minute in case I miss your email.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Baby Pic

I thought I might quickly load a picture of Isabella on here for you (proud mummy here!! LOL).

Isabella - 1 day old

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Deal of the Week #3

This is possibly the week that you have been waiting for! This weeks Deal of the Week is...


And what a deal they are! Four out of the five on offer are 50% off and the other one is 40% off! Wow. This deal commences today (16th June) and runs through until 22nd June (next Tuesday). Get in quick and secure one of these stamp sets at hugely reduced prices. I know I am going to take advantage - especially with one of the stamp sets named "Bella's Bloom", and having just given birth to an Isabella whom we are calling Bella most days!

As per the other weeks, payments accepted are Visa, Mastercard, Direct Deposit or cash for Colac locals. Postage is on top of the sale price at usual rates (5.95 or 5% of total), and shipment will arrive direct to your doorstep.

Without further ado, here are the stamp sets on offer! All can be found in the 2009/10 Ideas Book and Catalogue (Don't have one? Click on the IB&C pic on the right of my blog and go to an online version)




Reg price

Sale price




A Happy Heart






Greetings Eight






Bella’s Bloom






Enjoy Every Moment






All Scallops




Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Retiring colours

After visiting another demos blogsite (hi Marelle!), I have been prompted to remind you all about the retiring colour list. We have been informed by SU! that some of the retiring colours are selling out and when they do, they won't be restocked. At the moment, this seems to be limited to reinkers, but rest assured, the ink pads will also run out too at some stage.

So, if you desperately want to get your hands on some of the colours that aren't going to be here post August 31st, I would suggest that you start thinking of putting in an order SOON. If your wish list is bigger than your wallet can afford, what about thinking of hosting a workshop? If the total of the sales comes to more than $300, you can use your free product benefit to get the inks in the colours you want, thus reducing your overall outlay of money!!

I will be running workshops again after June 27th, so please get in touch with me to book a date.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Don't forget Deal #2

The timeframe for securing Deal of the Week #2 is rapidly approaching. I know that some of you may have been giving me a bit of space after the birth of Isabella, but rest assured that I am home now and reading emails!

If you want to take advantage of any of the great specials on the DSP paper (check out post below), then drop me an email ASAP. The deal is valid only until Tuesday 11.50pm, however, I cannot guarantee that I will get your email if you send it in that late! So, the earlier the better!!!

Payments acceptable are visa, mastercard, direct deposit or cash (for locals if you drop it out to me). Goods will be shipped directly to you within a couple of days.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Deal of the Week #2

Here it is. The second Deal of the Week. For the week starting TODAY and ending June 15th, you will be able to get you hands on selected Designer Series Paper at heavily reduced prices. Please note that not all DSP is included in this special - just the ones listed below. But also take note that the Sweet Slumber Specialty DSP is included!! Cardstock weight for those projects that need a bit more rigidity but still beautiful in its own right!

I am still in hospital, but out in next day or so. I will post pics of all the papers on this blog when I get home.

The following designer series papers are usually $16.95 per pack and are all listed in the Ideas Book and Catalogue:

  • Haiku (p132) NOW $10.17
  • Pink Flamingo (p 132) NOW $11.02
  • Tea Party (p 133) NOW $10.17
  • Raspberry Tart (p133) NOW $11.02
  • Sweet Slumber normally sells at $22.95, but NOW only $14.95!

Remember, these specials are only valid for this week (ending June 15th) so don't leave it until it's too late. No minimum purchase, buy as many as you like in whatever combinations you wish. Normal postage applies and order will be shipped directly to you. Payment by credit card, direct deposit or cash all welcome!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Baby News!

Hi ladies. Just to let you know that the baby is here!

Isabella Mary Simpson Billing came into the world yesterday (her due date) weighing 7lb 7oz and measuring 52cm.

I'll post more pics in the next couple of days, but here is one to tide you over.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Pregnancy pics

This post has nothing to do with card making. A few people have been interested to see what I look like at the moment.....hugely pregnant and all. So here is a picture taken yesterday just before I took the kids swimming. I don't think I look all that great in my togs, but you get the overall impression of my dimensions!

39 weeks 4 days

Actually, I mentioned on our farm blog ( if you are so inclined to have a look at that one!), that I think I was standing a bit strangely because I look huge in this photo, but in reality, I am not much bigger today than what I was 3 weeks ago. In fact, I haven't put on any measurements at all in recent weeks. Baby is active enough though.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Join SU! for less

SU! have released a fantastic offer for those that are considering joining the SU! family. Until July 31st, for just $259 you will receive the Starter Kit (normally $324), valued at more than $560! This is fantastic value. And unlike some direct sales companies, once you purchase your starter kit, it is paying it back, no minimum workshops you need to host. And if, down the track, you decide to leave, then you still keep your kit.

Plus, did you know that you can now join SU! online? All you need to do is go to my Demonstrator Website and click on 'Start you own Business/Join Now' and follow the steps to sign up.

You will need the following information to complete the online registration:
  • ABN (click HERE to get your ABN online for FREE)
  • Personal contact information
  • Credit card information
  • Recruiter Authorisation password (mine is graceful)
and very soon you will be ready to go! Should take about 30 minutes.

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You should also know that you do not have to live near me to sign up as one of my team members. Many SU! teams are made up of ladies that are located throughout Australia and with the convenience of emails, websites, online forums and telephones, it is super easy to keep in touch. Go to "Join My Team" to see more about joining the Graceful Impressions team.