Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Quick reminder

Just a quickie to remind you that tomorrow is the FINAL day of the Holiday catalogue.  If there is anything - ANYTHING - in there that takes your fancy and you were hoping to get, NOW IS THE TIME TO ORDER.

Don't leave it to the last minute though as computers and the internet can be dicey things and I would hate you to miss out.  If you can place your orders by tonight, that'd be great!

Unavailable dates

I mentioned previously (here or on Facebook...sorry, can't remember), that I would post the upcoming dates that I am UNAVAILABLE for workshops or private classes.  Please check out the dates that I have unavailable in order to plan your workshop.  SAB has already proven to be hugely successful with a number of my customers already earning freebies.  If you would like to join their ranks, it is very VERY simple.

All you have to do is place a qualifying order of $100 or more and you will receive a FREE pick out of the SAB catalogue.  And there are 19 choices to be had!  If you order (or your workshop order) is over $300, then you will also receive a pack of Silver Glimmer paper plus usual hostess benefits.  Host a workshop of $600 and you will earn usual hostess benefits ($100 freebie plus 50% off one full priced item) PLUS a pack of glimmer paper AND a product bundle form the SAB catty (Madison Ave stamp set, Sycamore St DSP and the Sycamore St ribbon & button pack).

How great is that?!  And if your individual order is in increments of $100, you get that number of picks from the SAB catty (ie. if your order is $104, you get 1 freebie; $210, 2 freebies and so on....)

So...if you are after a Friday night or a weekend, the dates I am already booked or otherwise engaged are:
FEBRUARY
1st - 3rd - family function
8th - tech group
9th - workshop
10th - workshop
15th - scrapbook class
16th card class
MARCH
2nd - workshop
8th - tech group
from the 15th March through to approx 15th April, I will be away on holidays with my family.  Orders will still be able to be placed as usual, including stamp club/hostess club orders.  However there will be no workshops, classes or tech groups offered during this time.
APRIL
27th - class (note change of date for this month)

There are a number of dates available.  SAB runs through to the 22nd March, and I can see 10 available time slots for weekends and Friday nites (also the Monday of the long weekend in March) before this catty runs out.  Book your date ASAP and lock it in.  Don't miss out on all the freebies that can be yours so easily!!!

Friday, January 25, 2013

Australia Day special

Well, for those with kids, are you enjoying your last days of school holidays?  I can't believe that it is almost time for the little ones to go back to school.  We still have unfinished events on our 'to do' list.....they may just have to go on hold now, as I can't see them happening.

In honor of Australia Day tomorrow, I am personally giving you a treat.  For any orders placed over the Australia Day weekend (tomorrow till Monday), I will provide you with FREE POSTAGE*.  That's a few extra bucks in your pocket that you can use to spend on something else!

Keep in mind that the Holiday catalogue is coming to an end on Jan 31st, so if there is anything in there that you would like, add it to your order.  Also, Sale-a-Bration is now in full swing, so any orders over $100 will earn you a free SAB item.

(* free postage special does not apply to workshops or club orders)

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Sale-a-Bration is HERE!


I love SAB time.  It is a great way to get some fantastic limited edition items for FREE.  And it seems that each year, SU! are getting more and more generous with their offerings.

This year, SU! turns 25yo, and one of the first celebrations is during SAB.  This year, you will be able to choose from 19 different freebies when you place a qualifying order.  Trust me, it is not hard to place a qualifying order! LOL.

Check out the catalogue HERE, or contact me for your very own copy (club members will automatically be getting one in next few days).

I am taking workshop bookings right now for SAB.  As a hostess, you can not only earn free products based on your own individual order, but also you can benefit from your guests orders and get more freebies (c'mon...who doesn't want freebies!).  This is on top of the usual hostess benefits you can accrue as a hostess.  Dates are running out so contact me ASAP to secure your preferred date.

And if you are wanting to take the plunge and sign up to be a demonstrator, SAB is the perfect time to do so.  Join now and get 25% more in your starter kit for FREE.  Speak to me about becoming a demonstrator.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Hello from beautiful Apollo Bay!

Ahhhh...I wonder what the poor people are doing?  Well, we are here in Apollo Bay!! LOL.  That was a saying my mum always says.  Changing the location of course.  Well we have been here since Monday and I can't believe that our week here is fast coming too an end.  And so too is the Clearance Rack Blitz which is now into its 4th week.

If you haven't taken advantage of the super specials on offer, it is not too late.  But be warned...many items are selling fast and a number have already sold out.  Just click HERE to see the list.  Those things that are crossed out have now gone.  If there is anything else you would like, email me fast and I'll get an order in for you.

I can even do this sunning myself here in lovely Apollo Bay (pictures to come!)

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Issues with internet & email

Hi all.  Just a note to let you know that I have been having issues with my emails namely because I am in Apollo Bay with the family enjoying the sun, surf and a couple of wines, and my internet dongle thingy didn't want to work.  But I have it up and going now and am downloading most likely a million emails at the moment.  If you have sent me an email in the past couple of days and have not heard form me, this is why.  If there are any orders to be placed, please shoot me a text saying that you have emailed me with them and I will get to it ASAP.

By the way...the beach is beautiful down here!

Friday, January 11, 2013

January class *update*

Just to let you know that I previously advertised this class to be run on Saturday 26th January (Australia Day).  This is incorrect.  The correct date is SUNDAY 27th January.  All other details are still ok.

At the moment, I have 1 (one) more seat available.  If you would like to put your name down for it, please email me ASAP.  All registrations need to be with me by MONDAY morning.  I will be ordering supplies on Monday afternoon for this class.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Little Valentine special


If you are of the lovin' kind, this special might just appeal to you.

Purchase the limited edition 'My Little Valentine' stamp set  for $17.95 (clear mount only) and receive the 'Sealed with Love Simply Sent kit' FREE...value of $15.95.


Don't get your heart broken by missing out.  This offer is valid from now until January 21st.  Get in quick to secure this one off special!

Clearance Rack Blitz..still on!


In all of the busy-ness of Christmas and New Year, you ay have forgotten about the Clearance Rack Blitz.  This is now into week 3 and things are going quickly.  To remind you, there are things on there that are up to 70% off.  A huge saving!

Click HERE to see the list

And just to let you know....these things have now sold out:

  • 120006 Heard from the Heart stamp set (clear) 
  • 112791 Very Vanilla 5/8" Satin ribbon 
  • 106027 Basic Black 1/4" Grosgrain ribbon 
  • 118480 Chantilly crochet trim 
  • 115852 Pocket Silhouettes stamp set (wood) 
  • 100982 Natural Hemp Twine 
  • 109031 Certainly Celery 1/4" Grosgrain ribbon 
  • 120928 Daffodil Delight 1/4" Grosgrain ribbon 
  • 120929 Marina Mist 1/4"  Grosgrain ribbon 
  • 109036 Night of Navy 1/4" Grosgrain ribbon
  • 115798 Flight of the Butterfly stamp set (wood)
  • 124324 Bashful Blue 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon
  • 120931 Early Espresso 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon 
  • 117285 Basic Black 5/8" Satin Ribbon 
Contact me to place your order ASAP before you miss out.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

First class of 2013 - mini album!

Ok...the title of 'mini album' is a little misleading because it is not technically an 'album', but rather an assortment of photos housed attractively in one of our new clear DVD cases (the same ones that the clear mount stamps come in).

The decorated DVD case which contains the mini album
The completed pages inside
This is a cute project that is so simple to do again...and again, and again....using different DSP and embellishments to suit your pictures and theme.  For this class, we will be using the Simply Scrappin' kit "Pinwheels on Parade".  You will need to bring a few things along to this full length class (see details below).

Date: SUNDAY 27th January (NOTE: I had previously listed an incorrect date of Saturday 26th)

Time: 10.45am for an 11am start.  We will finish no later than 3pm (including a break for lunch)

Place: old convent complex, Fireman St COLAC

Cost: $35 (*see below for inclusions)

RSVP is strictly by MONDAY 14th January as particular items need to be ordered.  As usual, any non attendance or pull outs after the RSVP date will incur a cancellation fee of 50%.
Bookings are essential in order to ensure everyone has a kit and seating is limited.

*for this cost, you will receive:

  • 1/2 Pinwheels on Parade Simply Scrappin kit (you will  have enough over to create another project)
  • Ribbons
  • An extra DVD case to complete another project
  • Full set of instructions with pictures and cutting guides
  • My step by step tuition
  • Refreshments
  • Room Hire
  • Use of any of my equipment needed
  • All adhesives needed (you will need to supply this when doing additional projects after class)
  • Lucky door prize on offer!

YOU will need to bring a few items with you to ensure smooth running of class and for you to complete your project:

  • paper trimmer
  • a pen, fine nib texta or journalling pen
  • GLASSES (if needed)!!
  • your lunch
  • photos (#see below)

The colour scheme of the kit is Red Riding Hood, Midnight Muse, Summer Starfruit, Baja Breeze and Whisper White.  It may be worth bearing this colour combo in mind when choosing your photos.  If in doubt, print your photos in B&W or sepia as these will go with any background colours.  The DSP in this range is also quite 'busy'...another thing to maybe bear in mind.

# The photos you will need to compete the album will need to be sized approximately:

  • One at 5 1/2 x 3"
  • One at 4 1/4 x 3"
  • One at 3 1/2 x 2 1/2"
  • One at 3 1/2 x 2 3/4"
  • and one at 5 x 3"

There is enough paper and stickers to do 3 extra photos if you would like.  These three extra pictures need to be sized:

  • 4 1/4 x 3"
  • 3 1/2 x 2 1/2"
  • and 3 1/2 x 2 3/4"
ALL OF THE PHOTOS ARE PRINTED IN LANDSCAPE FORMAT (ie the bigger measurement is the one that runs along the bottom of the photo)

I printed my photos at these sizes directly from my computer on 4x6 photo paper (yes, there was some wastage with the smaller photos), but if you don't want to do this, I suggest that you bring pictures that are printed at your normal photo size (landscape 4 x 6") and you can trim them at the class to fit the photo mats.  Just make sure that some of the photos have a lot of space around your subject in order for you to trim the photo down to size.

If you have any trouble with any of this, please do not hesitate to contact me and I can talk you through it.

Get in quick with your RSVP's as this class will fill quickly.


Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year

Ok, I may have missed the boat with my Christmas wishes, but I am on the money with my New Year's ones!

To all of my friends, customers and supporters, I wish you all a very prosperous, safe, happy, healthy and creative 2013.  May you all find time to indulge in your talents throughout the year and really enjoy the whole creative experiences.

I have a headful of ideas to present to you throughout 2013; some building on existing things, others that are brand new.  I hope that you will come along for the ride with me this year.  Best wishes.....