Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Welcome to the March Alaska Achievers Blog Hop

Welcome to this month's instalment of the Alaska Achievers Blog Hop.  This hop is open to anyone that has earned the next Stampin'Up incentive trip to Alaska, and showcases some awesome projects from some very talented ladies.  I am thrilled to be hopping with them this month.

This month's theme is simple.... we are again showcasing Sale-A-Bration and Occasions products.  As there is only days left of this year's Sale-A-Bration promotion this is a timely reminder to get your orders in before the 31st March!

For my project today I choose a blue palette and used several different elements to bring my card together.  I've used a Bermuda Bay wash background on my Shimmery White cardstock, and the silver striped paper is one of our free Sale-A-Bration offerings... the Springtime Foils DSP pack.  Such gorgeous paper!  The heart sits on a Vellum circle and I coloured the heart from the "Sure do Love you" set with the Baby Wipe technique (and oldie but a goodie).. using Bermuda Bay, Perfect Plum and Pool Party inks.  The "Celebrate" is cut from the Myths and Magic glimmer papers, using the Celebrate You framelits (another free SAB set).  And the Bermuda Bay satin shimmer ribbon is from yet ANOTHER free SAB pack.  Wow... there is a LOT of free product on this card!

All these items and more are available in my ONLINE STORE.... so if you wish to purchase any of them for yourself head over there now.

And of course there are lots more Occasions and SAB projects to check out on our Blog Hop today.... click the name under mine below to continue the hop.  I hope you enjoyed my project, and thank you for being here!

Linda D

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Flying Home from Stampin'Up makes the Sweetest cards!

One of my favourite sets in our current Occasions catalogue, is the beautiful "Flying Home" stamp set.  I received this one as a gift at our last training day with Stampin' Up.... and I loved it from the moment I saw it.  I love birds of all kinds, and bird houses have always been fascinating to me too. So to have both in a lovely set, ready to colour..... well it has my name all over it.

The card I've made for you today is a simple enough project.  I stamped the 'birds in a nest' stamp onto Whisper White cardstock, and cut it out with the largest circle in the Stitched Shapes framelits (my favourite dies ever!).  I've coloured my image with Stampin' Blends (colours listed below), and then mounted the circle with dimensionals onto a Dazzling Diamonds scalloped circle.  The background paper is from the Myths and Magic DSP pack (doesn't it look great with that image!).  I borrowed the sentiment from the Petal Palette stamp set.... I find I am using those a LOT.... I love the font they have used, and there are so many useful sayings in the set.

Flying Home is available in red rubber as either a Wood-mount or Clear-mount set.  Visit my Online Store to order.

I hope you enjoy this sweet little card today!

Linda D x

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Monday, 19 March 2018

Happy Card with Bird Banter and the Tutti Frutti notecards

I have to be honest and confess that I hadn't paid much attention to the Tutti Fruitt notecards and envelopes (which you will find as a free offering in our Sale-A-Bration catalogue this year), and I had totally forgot that I had a set of them sitting here.  But yesterday I cracked them open and made this card.  The Tutti Frutti notecards and envelopes are one of the free items you can choose with a $90 order.

I love that they have super cute matching envelopes with funky designs on the envelope liners.  And the colours are great... but my favourite card is this Lemon Lime Twist striped one... isn't it cool?  There's is something so happy about Lemon Lime Twist!  On this card I decided to pair it with the Bird Banter set, and I used the Macaw stamped on a circle, and this coloured it with some of my Stampin' Blends.  The sentiment is from the same stamp set.

I did also borrow the leaves in the background from the Petals and More framelits..... which are also a free SAB item right now... available with a $180 order.  I've included a product list below should you wish to purchase any of these items for yourself.

Dont forget that Sale-a-Bration comes to an end on the 31st March, so if there are items that you still wish to get, you'll need to hustle!


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Sunday, 18 March 2018

Last day to sign up for the Waterfront Watercolouring Online Class!

Please note that I have kept this class open for a couple more days as some people had difficulty accessing the Payment button

If you've ever wanted to attend my classes in person but you cant make it to my studio, then you definitely want to check out the Online Class I have going right now.   This is a great way to "dip your toe in the water" with Online classes!

I've created 3 beautiful landscapes to make together in my Waterfront Online Class... but this is the last day to sign up! (18th March). 

There are 2 ways to get the tutorial:
1. Buy the supplies you need (Waterfront stamp set, Aqua painters and Memento black ink) and use the class code when ordering (PSYTPEZ9) Full details are shown at the top of this page under the tab that says "NEW ONLINE CLASS".... including a list of recommended colours.  I will send you all the pieces you need to complete the cards, cut to size and ready to go. Plus the link to a private vide tutorial. You need to be in Australia to take up this option.

2. Purchase the tutorial only. (No supplies are sent) You will receive the link to a private tutorial that steps you through the projectsl. Please note that this tutorial is only available if you have the link, which I will send to you after payment. Cost is $15 aud, and you can use the following Paypal button for this:

 If you love the tutorial please click HERE and email me to let me know!  Im always trying to improve what Im doing, and your feedback is valuable to me!

For those that have purchased the Online Class this month.... thank you so much!  You business is so appreciated!

Thanks for supporting my business!

Linda D x

Saturday, 17 March 2018

Video Tutorial: Easy-Peazy Gift Card holders!

We all know that gift cards make great gifts (especially for that hard-to-buy-for person!) but what's even better than a gift card?  A gift class that's beautiful too, and looks like you went to lots of effort!  But I promise with these ones that you don't need to go to a lot of effort at all!  They are super easy to create, and you can choose your colours and papers so they'll look different every time!

For my gift cards I chose to use our gorgeous Springtime Foils DSP, and here I've coloured it by sponging over it with our Sponge Brayers.  Don't forget that the Springtime Foils DSP will only be available until March 31st 2018... after that they are gone forever..... and I promise you that you WANT these in your paper collection!  They are simply beautiful, and can be used for so many different things! 

I am loving the Lots to Love Box framelit dies... and have been finding so many different uses for them.   These gift card holders are just one of many ideas! 

You'll find the video tutorial below.  Let me know what you think! 

ps Dont forget that sign up for my Online Class ends tomorrow, March 18th.  For full details go to the Online Class tab at the top of this page! 

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Celebrating the last 2 weeks of Sale-A-Bration with even more free products... check them out!

Today is the day that Stampin'Up Australia have released even more free products to help make the end of your Sale-A-Bration super awesome!  We already have some amazing free products available as "gifts with purchase" for every $90 that you spend..... but as of today there are even more!

Click HERE if you would like to view a printable flyer that shows them all.   And you can also see the new items in the picture below:

So these free items are IN ADDITION to all the other previously released SAB items.  Please note: these newly added items have different item codes to the regular codes in the catalogue.... the new item numbers identify them as SAB items.  

You will see the full list of available items when you visit the ONLINE STORE and click on the Sale-A-Bration menu item.

Questions??  Contact me by clicking HERE.

Enjoy these last two weeks of a great promotion!

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Celebrating the last 2 weeks of Sale-A-Bration with the Beautiful Peacock stamp set!

Would you believe there is only 2 weeks of Sale-A-Bration left??  And that means you have 2 weeks to check out all the Sale-A-Bration items and get them before they are gone!  And just to make that party even more amazing, Stampin'Up have just released even more last minute SAB items! To see what else you can get for free click HERE.  These extra goodies will be available from March 15.

Sale-A-Bration runs from now until the end of March 2018.

There are 3 ways to get the most out of Sale-A-Bration (SAB):

1.  You qualify for a free item with every $90 you spend, and you can choose from any of the items in the Sale-A-Bration catalogue.  However there are 3 higher value items in this catalogue that are free with a $180 spend… those ones have a red dot on them (instead of a green dot)… so look out for those! To see the full list of SAB items visit the ONLINE STORE

2. When you host a “party” before the end of March you will receive $40 extra in hostess benefits if your party order is over $400.   When I say “party”… this can be a physical gathering of friends (even a couple of people is ok!), or instead you might prefer to pass around a catalogue to friends and gather orders. Or you might ask me to organize an online workshop.  Or maybe you just have a big order for yourself… hostess benefits kick in at $250, and you will receive free products for this (your choice).  But if you go over $400, that’s when the extra $40 comes in.  Contact me to set it up.  (You can even put your hostess dollars towards the demonstrator kit if you wish!)

3.  Have you ever thought of joining Stampin’Up?  There is no better time than SAB!!!  Not only is the kit awesome value at $169 (and you can choose any products in there, up to $235 in value!) but right now you will also get 2 FREE STAMP SETS, any value, your choice!   That’s an awesome deal!  
Stop paying full price for your purchases, and join as a demonstrator.  You’ll get all the perks, a discount and a community of other demonstrators that love to create too!  What you do with it is up to you…. You can just enjoy the discount,  or perhaps you would like to earn some extra cash from your hobby. 

CONTACT ME for more information, or click the "Join my Team" button at the top of this page.  

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

NEW ONLINE CLASS - get the details here!

Its a rainy day here on the Central Coast, and I have to say..... that's a good thing!  Its been an unusually dry Summer, and now that Autumn is here, its nice to see a little rain starting to liven things up again.

On the weekend I posted my latest Online Class for anyone wanting to be a part of it.  The class is Painting Watercoloured Landscapes with the Waterfront Stamp set.  These are along the lines of the same classes I ran last month in person, but I have prepared tutorials for 3 projects that are exclusive to this class.  They won't be on the public part of my YouTube channel... you'll need the direct link to view them. I only give out the direct link when you've purchased the class. There are 2 ways to get the tutorial:

1.  If you are in Australia you can buy the items you need for the class through my Online store, and use the code PSYTPEZ9 when you make your purchase.   The total value of the items is $60 plus postage.  You'll have the stamp set, the aqua pens and Memento ink that I used in the tutorials.  Please read the full details on the Online Class tab above to see what other ink colours are recommended.

2.  If you would like to purchase the TUTORIALS ONLY you are welcome to use the following PayPal button to buy the tutorials for $15 aud.  Dont worry, no natter where you are, PayPal will do the conversion for you.  (And if you are overseas, your total may be less depending on the local exchange rate - so this might just be a bargain for you!)  PLEASE ONLY USE THIS OPTION IF YOU WANT THE TUTORIAL ONLY.... I will not be sending out materials and you will not receive product with this option.

The class sign up will only be open until the 18th March.... after that I will send out the materials (if required) and the links to the class tutorials.

For full details click the "ONLINE CLASS" tab at the top of this page.

Monday, 12 March 2018

The Black Ice Technique for our technique classes this month!

Hello!  Here we are in the second week of March and the second week of the month is always the week for my technique classes!  I run 2 technique classes each month (one in the evening and one in the daytime) and this is the week.  For this month's technique i have created several great projects using the "Black Ice Technique".  The technique was designed by a talented US demonstrator by the name of Melissa Kerman... and after watching her lovely technique I thought it would make a great class to share with my customers too!

The card you see here is one example of the technique, and we will be making this card in class, plus a couple of others I have designed.  (It's really hard to see the texture on the stamped surface in this photo... I found this technique quite challenging to photograph!)

If you are anywhere on or near the Central Coast, I would love you to join us.... class details are below:

Tuesday 13th March @ 7.30pm
Wednesday 14th March @ 11.15am
Cost is $25, and includes all supplies and refreshments
Please note: at time of writing I only have 2 spots left in the daytime class.

Let me know if you would like to come along! Click HERE to book your spot.

I hope to see you soon!

Linda D

Friday, 9 March 2018

Getting Ready for Easter 2018 with the "We must Celebrate" stamp set

Easter is coming up at the end of this month, and we have a couple of Easter-friendly sets in our current catalogues.  But the set I used today... "We Must Celebrate".... is actually not really designed as an Easter set... instead its more of a "From all of us" kind of set, to be used for a variety of occasions.

But when I saw that bunny on the end of the line-up of critters, I knew he would be perfect for Easter!  So even though it is one stamp with the animals together I did this to it:

Yep, I performed Stamp Surgery on him!  I can still stamp them altogether if I want to... but for this card I just wanted the bunny, and I think you will agree... he works pretty well on his own!

Firstly I folded a piece of Powder Pink cardstock in half to make my card base.  I used a 1&3/4" circle punch to punch a circle in the corner of the front of the card.

I stamped my bunny in Memento Black ink on Shimmery White cardstock first and then punched him out with the 2" circle punch... but I didnt punch him completely.  I wanted him "peeking" through the window so I punched him a little off the edge:

Then I coloured him with my Stampin' Blends.  Once coloured, I adhered him to the inside of my Powder Pink card base... directly behind the circle that I punched earlier... so you can see him peeking through the circle.  I then created a "frame" for my circle by using my 1&3/4" circle punch to cut a circle from Silver Glimmer paper.  Discard the circle and then go back to the glimmer paper and punch with the larger 2" circle punch around the hole you just made in the Glimmer paper.  You will now have a frame.  I've made a quick little video to show you how to do this:

To finish off the card I used a strip of the Powder Pink design in the Fresh Florals DSP stack we currently have available in our Annual Catalogue. I also used the Decorative Ribbon Border punch to make a white scalloped edge along the strip of DSP.

The sentiment is from the Teeny Tiny Sentiments stamp set.  I've stamped it on Shimmery White cardstock and cut it out with the smallest oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelit set. (Still my favourite framelits ever!)

I've included a product list below should you wish to purchase any of these items for yourself.  The stamp set is excellent value as you can see, and will lend itself to lots of different occasions and designs.  Ordering here through my Online Store is awesome because items are sent to you anywhere in Australia for a low postage charge.   Any questions?  Just ask! And don't forget if your order amount reaches $90 you get something for free from our Sale-A-Bration catalogue... and there are some lovely things to choose from!

But don't forget SAB only runs until the 31st March!

See you soon

Linda D

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