Thursday, January 30, 2014

February class - off and running

We are getting back to normal programming and as such, my first class for 2014 is ready to go.
If you would like to get the jump and make some birthday cards that can be given to male and female, young and old alike, then come along to my February class and make some.  The cards are eye catching (thanks to some NEW stamps and DSP) and easy to replicate by yourself at home.

To kick off this year's class schedule, I am running a special.  If you purchase the Starburst stamp set and Starburst Framelits bundle ($77.25 wood mount; $69.50 clear mount), I will throw in the class for FREE.  Yep, that's right, you can attend my class for free.  That's a saving of $20!

But wait.  There's more.

If you order the Starburst bundle in wood mount and add on the Retro Fresh DSP, you will also receive a FREE Sale-a-Bration item of your choice for FREE!

Get the Starburst bundle in clear mount, add on the Retro Fresh DSP and also the Retro Fresh Washi Tape and get a Sale-a-Bration item of your choice for FREE!

If you want to just attend the class, cost is included in details below.

Date: Saturday Feb 15th
When: 1pm
Where: old convent complex, Fireman St, COLAC
Cost: $20pp (everything included)..FREE if you purchase one of the bundles above!
RSVP by Feb 7th to secure your seat.  Places are limited and bookings are essential.  If you purchase the bundle, I will do what I can to ensure that they are available on the day.

Contact me to book as the seats will surely book up FAST.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Not a sneak peek now the catty is live!

Ok, another card to whet your appetite.  This one uses the new High Tide DSP out of the Occasions Catalogue along with the greeting from Perfect Pennants stamp set.  I have finally broken out my circle thinlits die and given it a work out!  I've only had it sitting here for a couple of months (*blush*).
spot the errant dimensional backing???? LOL
reverse of the crab image
The thinlits card is so easy to use and looks so different and effective.  You can get a thinlits card in a circle or a label shape.  Both come with heaps of extra dies in the pack that co-ordinate together.  Check out the flyer on them by clicking HERE.
Materials used:
Cardstock - Pool Party, Real Red (scrap), Whisper White
DSP - High Tide
Stamps - By the Seaside, Perfect Pennants
Ink - Night of Navy, Cajun Craze
Other - Circle Thinlits die, 
Items marked in PINK feature in the Occasions catty

BIG DAY today!!!! Read on.

Phew.  I have THREE big things to tell you about today.

OCCASIONS CATALOGUE

The Occasions Catalogue is now LIVE.  Yep, you can place your orders for NEW stuff from now.  This catty runs through until June 30th.  Click HERE to view it online or contact me to grab your own FREE copy.
      SALE-A-BRATION
Sale-a-Bration is now with us!  For any purchases of $90 (or increments thereof), you will earn a FREE item out of the SAB catty.  This year builds on previous where there are not just stamp sets available to grab.  There are lots of different things in there as well such as DSP, card kits, banners and MDS items.

Host a workshop during SAB and potentially earn an extra $50 to spend ON TOP of the usual hostess benefits you can get.

Join my growing team of Stampin' Up!'s Graceful Stampers during SAB for just $169 and select $255 worth of products for your starter kit!

Click HERE to see the SAB catty online, or contact me to grab your very own copy!

TEXTURE BOUTIQUE

SU! is now offering a pint size little embossing machine to compliment the range of tools we have on offer.  The Texture Boutique Embossing Machine enables you to use any of our embossing folders to give your cards, tags and other items a real WOW factor.  At just $49.95, this is sure to find a home amongst many of my cardmaking customers!  Check out the Flyer by clicking HERE.  Also, check out the YouTube clip below to learn a little more about this new machine from SU!'s Brian Pilling.


I'll be back later with another card that uses some NEW products!!

Monday, January 27, 2014

Another peek at new stuff!

Running to the wire today to get this posted on time....but here it is nonetheless.
And this card was super simple, easy and QUICK.  Wanna know why?  Because thanks to some new pre-printed watercolour cards, all I had to do was stamp a sentiment on the front.  Yep, that green background is how the card comes (although my pic shows it as a brighter green than it actually is....it is more Wild Wasabi).  Like yesterday's card, this one is part of the Watercolour Wonder Suite.  These pre-printed cards come in a pack of 20 and there are 5 designs with envelopes.  Along with some other really quick and nifty cards in the new catty, you will never have the excuse of not having a card on hand AGAIN.

The sentiment I used on this card was one of the SAB sets that you can earn for FREE just by placing a $90 order.  Contact me to arrange a date that I can come to your house and show you and some of your friends the new items and how each and every one of you can grab yourselves freebies.

Materials used:
Cardstock - Watercolour Wonder Designer Notecards, Whisper White
Ink - Elegant Eggplant, Crushed Curry, Blushing Bride (marker)
Stamps - You're Lovely
Other - Natural 5/8" Chevron ribbon, Dimensionals, 1 3/4" circle punch
Items in ORANGE feature in the SAB catty
Items in PINK feature in the Occasions catty

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Occasions Catalogue sneak peek!

Here is another sample card I have whipped up using products out of the upcoming Occasions Catalogue.  For those of you that are in love with the watercolour look, or Monet inspired artworks, or love vintage washes, then you are going to just about swoon over a whole range in the Occasions catty!
This card actually uses the stamp set that is included in this "Watercolour Wonder Suite".  The paper I have used on this card is some beautiful printed vellum and if you look closely, you can also see some gold sequins (that I used to carry over the effect of the spotty vellum underneath) that is also included in the upcoming catty.

Contact me ASAP to book a workshop so that you can see all this stuff in real life.  It is truly divine.....and I have LOTS more to show you!!!

Materials used:
Cardstock - Pistacchio Pudding, Naturals Ivory
DSP - Fancy Foil Designer Vellum (in Gold)
Stamps - Happy Watercolour
Inks - Daffodil Delight, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistacchio Pudding, Stazon (black), Gold Encore
Other - Gold sequin trim, Aquapainter, Dimensionals, Modern Label punch
Items marked in PINK are in the new Occasions catalogue

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Sale-a-Bration and Occasions Catalogues sneak peek!

It is not long now to wait until this year's Sale-a-Bration catalogue and the new Occasions Catalogue go live!  But I thought I would treat you to some pics over the next couple of days, to whet your appetites!


close up
Remember, any order of $90 or more will earn you a FREE SAB item.  Spend $180 and get 2 freebies...and so on!

If you want to see some of the SAB and the Occasions items "in real life", then contact me to arrange a workshop date.  By hostessing a workshop (which costs you NOTHING by the way), you could get your hands on $50 dollars EXTRA of freebies....on top of the usual hostess benefits!

C'mon, why wait?  Contact me with your preferred date and let's get ready for a great time!

Materials used:
Cardstock - Naturals Ivory, Crisp Cantaloupe, Bermuda Bay & Strawberry Slush
DSP - Sweet Sorbet 
Stamp sets - Happy Watercolour 
Ink - Pool Party, Soft Suede
Other - Lace trim, Faceted button, Very Vanilla seam binding, mini brad, Pansy Punch, Framelits die, Floral Frames die, Burlap trim & Petite Petals Punch
items marked in ORANGE are in the Sale-a-Bration catalogue
items marked in PINK are in the new Occasions catalogue

Thursday, January 23, 2014

New catalogues are sitting here...waiting to be loved!

As Valentine's day is fast approaching, I have some little treasures sitting here with me that want to go to a loving home.

The all new Sale-a-Bration Catalogue and the new Occasions Catalogue are both chock full of new products and new ideas.  Do you want one?  Then simply contact me and let me know.  I will post one FREE to you, or drop one into you (if local).

NOW is the time to book your SAB event.  With so many new and exciting products on offer, you will want to see some of these 'in real life' for yourself.  If you want to earn more freebies than usual, NOW is the time.  For every $90 spent, you will get a freebie out of the SAB catalogue.  And the freebies accumulate.  YES!  So spend $180 and get 2 freebies, $270 and get 3 and so on...  Host a workshop that goes over $500 (not hard...trust me!) and you will receive an EXTRA $50 to spend ON TOP of the usual hostess freebies!  OMG, can it get any better?

If you would like to join the Stampin' Up! family and join me and my growing team of fabulous stampers, then doing so during SAB is the go.  Join for only $169 and get $255 worth of stuff in your starter kit (you choose what you want as well!).  Plus, you will then get 20% off every purchase you make from then on, as well as earning some money on the side.

Sound good?  Speak to me about this.

Contact me TODAY to book your SAB event.  Don't sweat on who you will invite and who will come....let's just get the date booked.  I will help you with EVERYTHING after that!

Monday, January 13, 2014

no...I have not fallen off the earth!

Sorry about the extended break in transmission.  It is not even like I have been away enjoying a hard earned holiday or anything.  With the exception of the madness of Christmas and having all the kids at home EVERY SECOND OF THE DAY, I have no excuse for not blogging.

You may even have noticed that for the first time since I have been sending out monthly newsletters, I didn't even manage to get one out in December.  The time just got away.

Anyway, I'm back now - although tomorrow we are packing up and headed to the beach for a week (but I will have my computer with me) - and I will resume normal programming ASAP.

As I flagged late last year, this year, I am looking to change some things about in my business.  I will be offering some new things, and some of the regular things I offered will change.  Rest assured, I will be here for you as a demonstrator and I am always happy to come and visit you, bring some stamping goodies and have a play!  But for those that do not live near me and would love to participate more in what I offer, I am going to be tailoring stuff more to you this year!

Scrapbooking has finally taken off and I am going to continue to offer these classes once a quarter.  if scrapbooking is your thing, then keep an eye on my blog for class details.

With the new year, comes one of the most anticipated sales of the year - SALE-A-BRATION!  Yes, I have in my hot little hands nearly all of the products out of the SAB catty and you will love them!  I will be showcasing some of these at workshops over the next couple of months.  This year, there is even MORE you can earn for free, just by placing a $90 order.  There are also heaps of hints and bundles in the SAB catty to get your creative juices flowing!

During SAB, not only can you earn free items by spending $90, you can also earn MORE money to spend just by hostessing a qualifying party!  PLus, if you join my growing team of "Graceful Stampers" during SAB, you will be able to choose $255 worth of products for just $169!!!  WOW.

Contact me ASAP to book your preferred SAB workshop dates.  SAB (and the new Occasions Catalogue - which I will talk about in my next post) go live on January 28th.  My diary is wide open, so contact me and let's get a date booked so we can have some fun and earn you FREE stuff!