Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Valentine Sweethearts Promotion

Stampin' Up! is holding a "Treats for your Sweets" promotion, just in time for Valentine's Day.

Create a handmade treat for all your sweethearts this Valentine’s Day using sweet products from Stampin’ Up!®

Get a FREE package of Heart Treat Cups ($6.50 value) when you purchase the Sweetheart Stamp Set or the Full Heart Punch—make it twice as sweet when you buy both and get two free packages of Heart Treat Cups!

Item 121576 Page 38 Sweetheart Set (Wood Mount) $38.95

Item 120780 Page 38 Sweetheart Set (Clear Mount) $29.95

Item 119883 Page 146 Full Heart Punch $33.95

Item 120435 Page 122 Heart Treat Cups (12) FREE WITH PURCHASE!
*Page numbers refer to 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalogue

For those of you who aren't familiar with the Sweet Treats range, the Full Heart Punch punches a love heart the correct size to complement the stamped images. The sweet treat plastic cups then fit perfectly inside the punched love heart!

Promotion is available 30 December - 24 January. Delivery usually takes only 5 working days so you will have plenty of time to make those fabulous Valentine's Day cards (also great for engagements, weddings and baby cards!).

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Classes for New Year - Mark Your Diaries!

Just a quick note ... I know we're all frantically getting ready for Christmas right now!

A few dates for your diaries (have you got your new 2011 diary yet??)

Saturday 15 January (Adults)
9am - 12noon
Venue: Paper Possibilities
$30 including materials and equipment for 3 cards
Class Title: Artistic Etchings

Wednesday 19 January (Cherubs - 6 to 8 year olds)
10am - 12noon
Venue: Paper Possibilities
$25 including materials and equipment
Details yet to be finalised but should include at least 1 card and a scrapbooking page. Photo of samples to be sent in New Year.

Saturday 22 January (Angels - 8 to 14 year olds)
9am - 12noon
Venue: Paper Possibilities
$30 including materials and equipment to create this butterfly chipboard album (purples, pinks, brown and turquoise)
Please bring 10 photos of you, your friends and/or pets (mini prints of two prints per 6" x 4" would be perfect - available at Big W). Print in black & white if the colour will clash with(purples, pinks, brown and turquoise)

Butterfly Album

Book in early as the last children's class we had was a sell-out!

I will schedule some more classes at home soon. In the meantime, I'm available to do in-home workshops by appointment.

We're off to Mackay and Townsville for Christmas and New Years and will return on 2 January. Please stay safe during the holiday season and I look forward to seeing you in the New Year.

Merry Christmas!

Love, Sally

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Free Card Class THIS Friday Night ... Merry Christmas!!

As a Christmas gift to you, please join me for a free cardmaking class this Friday night. I will have all of this year's leftover card kits available for you to make up to 3 cards. Need a few last minute Christmas cards ? ... this is the perfect opportunity! Or be super organised for those New Year birthdays ...

Usual details
7.30pm Friday 17 December
5 Capricorn Street, Bentley Park

Christmas food (no doubt purchased!) and champers provided to get you in that Christmas Spirit!

I will also be placing a final order for the year this weekend. The December Frenzy specials (click on link to left) are still available with the exception of a couple of the Stampin' Write pens.

Please RSVP.

Ho Ho Ho!!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Reminder - Classes Friday night, Saturday morning and SCHOOL HOLIDAY CLASS Tuesday

Just a little reminder about my two final adult classes for the year.

Friday 10 December 7.30pm - 10.30pm
Venue: 5 Capricorn Street, Bentley Park
Theme: Friends 24-7 Cards
Cost: $20

Saturday 11 December 9am - 12noon
Venue: Paper Possibilities
Theme: Elements of Style Cards
Cost: $30

And my final, final class for the year is a SCHOOL HOLIDAY FUN children's scrapping class next Tuesday ...

Tuesday 14 December 10am - 1pm
Venue: Paper Possibilities
Theme: Children's Kaisercraft Projects (8 to 16 year olds)
Cost: $30 including Kaisercraft scrapbooking kit

Please RSVP M: 0401 303 821 or

Thank you all so much for your support this year. I love my job and I can only do it because of your interest in what I do!

Have a happy and safe Christmas!

Cheers, Sally.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Upcoming Classes

There have been a few changes and additions to our upcoming classes:-

Saturday 4 December 9am - 12noon
Venue: Paper Possibilities (opposite WOW Sight & Sound)
Theme: Christmas Cards (Winter Post)

Monday 6 December 10am - 2pm
Venue: 5 Capricorn Street, Bentley Park
Theme: Kelly's Class - scrap-a-cards for Christmas

Tuesday 7 December 10am - 1pm
Venue: Paper Possibilities
Theme: Christmas Cards (Dasher)

Wednesday 8 December 10am - 1pm
Venue: Paper Possibilities
Theme: Children's Christmas Projects (8 to 16 year olds)

Friday 10 December 7.30pm - 10.30pm
Venue: 5 Capricorn Street, Bentley Park
Theme: Friends 24-7 Cards

Saturday 11 December 9am - 12noon
Venue: Paper Possibilities
Theme: Elements of Style Cards

Tuesday 14 December 10am - 1pm
Venue: Paper Possibilities
Theme: Children's Kaisercraft Projects (8 to 16 year olds)

Please make sure you book in for the classes you are interested.

I'm going to need a holiday after all of that!

Hope to see you all at a class soon.

Cheers, Sally

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Dress Up Christmas Promotion Ending, NEW Promotion starting and NEW Mini starting!!!

Dress Up Christmas Promotion ends Tuesday. Click on the link to the left for further details.

DECEMBER FRENZY is almost here! Great Products 50% OFF. Here is a list. I'll publish the web link on Wednesday for the prettier version! In the meantime, sharpen your ordering pencil and email me your orders on 1 December to make sure you don't miss out!

Item Page Description Retail Price Sale Price

119181 39 A Little Treat Wood-Mount Stamp Set $21.95 $10.98

120018 39 A Little Treat Clear-Mount Stamp Set $15.95 $7.98

119189 40 Tote-Ally Tess Wood-Mount Stamp Set $37.95 $26.57

111255 43 Daisy Dash Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel $15.95 $9.57

121482 56 Baby Bundle Wood-Mount Stamp Set $49.95 $34.97

119161 72 Autumn Days Wood-Mount Stamp Set $38.95 $19.48

120012 77 Pendant Park Clear-Mount Stamp Set $27.95 $13.98

113031 88 Tart & Tangy Wood-Mount Stamp Set $21.95 $15.37

115806 91 Fresh Cuts Wood-Mount Stamp Set $38.95 $27.27

115946 102 Wonderful Favorites Wood-Mount Stamp Set $39.95 $23.97

119167 104 Heard from the Heart Wood-Mount Stamp Set $38.95 $23.37

119185 105 Teeny Tiny Sentiments Wood-Mount Stamp Set $62.95 $31.48

105115 118 Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Write Marker $5.75 $4.03

105106 119 Certainly Celery Stampin' Write Marker $5.75 $3.45

100045 119 Pretty in Pink Stampin' Write Marker $5.75 $3.45

105114 119 So Saffron Stampin' Write Marker $5.75 $3.45

105111 119 Bashful Blue Stampin' Write Marker $5.75 $3.45

105108 119 Regal Rose Stampin' Write Marker $5.75 $3.45

105109 120 Bravo Burgundy Stampin' Write Marker $5.75 $3.45

100069 120 Night of Navy Stampin' Write Marker $5.75 $4.03

100082 121 Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker $5.75 $3.45

103104 122 Small Cello Bags $7.50 $4.50

111325 140 Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware $57.95 $28.98

112530 140 Circle Scissor Plus $54.95 $32.97

116681 161 Kind Heart Wood-Mount Stamp Set $11.95 $5.98

ALSO, the Summer Mini Catalogue commences on Wednesday as well. Again, order your favourites to me on Wednesday to receive the new gear (usually within 5 working days!)
What an exciting time of year!
Happy Shopping!

Saturday 4 December Class 10.30am

The class last Friday night was cancelled as I only had 1 booking (sorry Tina!). I just love these cards and want to share them with you so I am going to schedule the same class this Saturday. Please join me!

10.30am Saturday 4 December
5 Capricorn Street, Bentley Park
$20 for 3 cards - all materials, equipment and tools supplied.

I have ordered 2 of the Elements of Style stamp sets which will be for sale on the day if you just can't wait to start using this FABULOUS stamp set!

Hope to see you Saturday. Please book in because I'd hate to cancel again!!!

Happy stamping!


Monday, November 22, 2010

Friday Night Class 7.30pm 26 November

I am super early this week with my samples for this Friday night!

We are getting a bit over Christmas cards so this Friday night, we will be featuring the Elements of Style stamp set.

The green card is based on a stunning card by the Queen of the Brayer, Michelle Zindorf (if Michelle is the Queen, our local Nikki Bennett must be the Princess!). Unfortunately, I am not nearly as adept with a brayer as Michelle and Nikki so I have adapted the card using sponging!

I will have a variety of greetings available as these cards make suitable birthday, sympathy or get well cards.

When: 7.30pm Friday 26 November
Where: 5 Capricorn Street, Bentley Park
Cost: $20 (all materials, tools and equipment provided)

Please RSVP so I know how many card kits to prepare.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Wednesday 24 November Class at Paper Possibilities

I am happy to announce that I will now be teaching 2 classes per month at Paper Possibilities. I am even happier to announce that my classes will still feature the fabulous stamps from Stampin' Up!

My first class will be 10am this Wednesday, 17 November. We will be doing the Dasher Class I did recently at home.

10am Wednesday 24 November
Paper Possibilities, Shops 3 and 4, 381-391 Mulgrave Road, Westcourt (opposite WOW Sight & Sound, corner of Mulgrave Road and McCoombe Street)
$20 class + $5 card kit

Please RSVP asap as I will only be preparing 10 kits to start with.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Friday Night Class 8pm 19 November

Hi Ladies

More baubles for this Friday night's class.

These cards use the Delightly Decorations stamp set, the Ornaments punch (including the negative image), So Swirly roller and some silver embossing.

Start time will be 8pm as John will be away and I'd like to get the children in bed before you arrive.

8pm Friday 19 November
5 Capricorn Street, Bentley Park
$20 for 3 cards - all equipment, tools and materials supplied
Supper provided

Please RSVP for card kit purposes.

Don't forget Ruth and I have a stall at this Sunday's Leukaemia Foundation Christmas Craft Fair at the Cairns Show Grounds (Fred Moule Pavillion). I have always enjoyed going to the Craft Fair and I'm looking forward to participating this year. We will have our handmade cards for sale and you might even be able to have a sneaky-peaky look at the gear from the new Summer Mini Catalogue, starting 1 December. Our stall will be in Row 1, Stall 6. Hope you can all drop in and see us.

Next Wednesday's class will be held at Paper Possibilities. 10am start. More details to be posted on Monday.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Last Saturday's Christmas Card Class Samples

Better late than never ...

This is what we did last Saturday. Lots of baubles!

I love these sets - Tree Trimmings and Delightful Decorations (with the Ornament Punch). They make such quick and easy, yet very effective, cards. We also used the new Big Shot Elegant Lines embossing folder and Champagne Shimmer Paint.

Happy stamping!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Christmas Card Class - Saturday 13 November 10.30am

There will be a card class on Saturday using the Tree Trimmings and/or Delightful Decorations stamp sets. Samples are still being prepared ... still in holiday mode! I'll post the pictures on Friday.
Usual details:-

Saturday 13 November 10.30am
$20 for 3 cards - all equipment, tools and materials provided
5 Capricorn Street, Bentley Park

Please RSVP asap for cark-kit purposes.

Ho Ho Ho - it's a great time to host a party! Let's make a date.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Dress Up Christmas Promotion - FREE Ribbon

Geez, I'm away for 4 weeks and I come back to find SU! are GIVING AWAY spools of ribbon valued between $15 - $22!!!!

SU! have put together 4 fabulous bundles of Christmas goodies to make your Christmas cards and projects perfectly co-ordinating with no fuss AND you get to choose a free spool of ribbon.

Promotion Details

During the Christmas season, you can earn exclusive Stampin' Up! ribbon in two different ways:

• Purchase a gift-giving bundle and receive one FREE spool of ribbon.

• Host a $550 workshop and receive a FREE spool of ribbon.

Choose from these bundles:

1.      Gifted Bundle
Includes:-Gifted Stamp Set (page 21) and
Jolly Holiday Designer Series Paper (page 126)

Wood Mount price $66.90

Clear Mount price $56.90

2.      Welcome Christmas Bundle
Welcome Christmas Stamp Set (page 26) and
Christmas Cocoa Specialty Designer Series Paper (Exclusive to Promotion)

 Wood Mount price $69.90
Clear Mount price $59.90  

3.       Season of Joy Bundle

Season of Joy Stamp Set (page 20) and
So Swirly Stampin' Around Wheel (page 20) 
Wood Mount price $67.90  

4.       Delightful Decorations Bundle

Delightful Decorations Set (page 25) and
Ornament Punch (page 147)

Wood Mount price $72.90 

Choose from these ribbons: (EXCLUSIVE to this promotion)

Mistletoe Ribbon Originals RRP $21.95

Sleigh Bells Ribbon RRP $15.95

Riding Hood Red 1-1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon RRP $19.95

Real Red 3/4" Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon RRP $19.95 (my favourite)

*Bundles and ribbons available while supplies last

Email me for a picture of the ribbons and your orders.

NOW is a good time to host a party - everyone is in Christmas card mode and you get the early Christmas presents!!! Let's make a date.

Happy shopping!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Wednesday 3 Nov and Friday Night 5 Nov Classes - Samples

We're back from our 4 week holiday to Hong Kong and the UK. Totally exhausted having travelled with a 1 year-old and 4-year old but a good time was had by all. I have missed stamping so much and have returned all fresh and ready to stamp, stamp, stamp!

Emily will now be attending kindy on Wednesdays so I can focus on my students at the Wednesday classes.

This week, we will be making a box and 5 notecards using the Artistic Etchings stamp set (cased from a demonstrator in the US, Ilina Crouse).

Sample Pictures:-

Usual details:-
10.30am Wednesday 3 Nov and 7.30pm Friday 5 November (same class)
$20 - all equipment, tools and materials supplied (BYO paper trimmer to cut along straight lines)

Please RSVP as soon as posible so I know how many kits to prepare.

Great to be back.

Have a great week.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

We're off on our holiday ...

Well after a flurry of posts in the first 2 days, you now won't hear from me for 4 weeks! We're off on our holiday to Disneyland in Hong Kong and visiting relatives in the UK. 4 weeks of (relatively) no cooking or cleaning - yippee!

I've set up the Feedblitz emails to go out on a weekly basis from now on. You will receive a regular email on Mondays, despite the number of postings I make during the week. That way, I can post as much as I want but only impose on your time once a week to flick through the posts.

If you need to purchase anything urgently while I'm away, please feel free to contact my fabulous upline, Ruth Massey ( or demonstrator downline, Suzanne Tucker( I will be back on 1 November. I will be seriously missing my stamps and classes while I'm away! The next classes will be held at 10.30am Wednesday 3 November and Friday 5 November 7.30pm.

See you then!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Dasher Champagne Mist & Petals-a-Plenty Embossing Folder

Stamp Sets

1. Dasher (Al la Carte Stamp)

2. Heard from the Heart greeting


3. Chocolate Chip

4. Whisper White

5. Vellum Cardstock

Stamp Pads / Embossing Powders

6. Chocolate Chip

7. Whisper White Craft

8. Champagne Shimmer Paint


9. Snail Adhesive or tape

10. Stampin’ Dimensionals

Ribbons / Embellishments

11. Whisper White Taffeta 1cm

12. Crystal Rhinestone Round Brad


13. Foam paint brush

14. Stampin’ Sponges

Equipment required


15. Stamp-a-ma-jig

Big Shot etc

16. Big Shot Die Cutting Machine

17. Petals-a-Plenty Embossing Folder

Further details for trickier bits:-

1. Using a foam paint brush, brush the Champagne Mist shimmer paint onto the debossed side of the embossing folder before running the vellum through the Big Shot.

2. Stamp Dasher first with Chocolate Chip ink, then, using the Stamp-a-ma-jig, go over it again with the Champagne Mist shimmer paint (that is, using the foam paint brush, apply the Champagne Mist shimmer paint directly to the rubber stamp)

Dasher Rustic Chocolate Chip

Another Dasher card ... 

Stamp Sets

1. Dasher (A La Carte Stamp)

2. Occasional Greetings (Level 3 Hostess)

3. Contempo Christmas (greeting)


4. Chocolate Chip

5. Very Vanilla

6. Kraft

Stamp Pads / Embossing Powders

7. Chocolate Chip


8. Snail Adhesive or tape

9. Stampin’ Dimensionals

Ribbons / Embellishments

10. Chocolate Chip Wide Striped

11. Linen Thread

12. Antique Brass Jumbo Eyelet


13. Stampin’ Sponges

Equipment required


14. XL Oval punch


15. Stamp-a-ma-jig

16. Crop-a-Dile

Big Shot etc

17. Big Shot Die Cutting Machine

18. Plenty of Petals Embossing Folder

19. Ovals

Notes for trickier bits:-

Swipe the Chocolate Chip pad over the debossed side of the Plenty of Petals Embossing Folder before running the Kraft cardstock through the Big Shot. This creates a rustic look. For a neater look, use a brayer.

Dasher Silver with Faded Medallion Background

I just love this A la Carte Dasher Stamp (I have about 10 left for immediate delivery in the Cairns area! $16.80 including postage). I am about to post some more samples from the Dasher class held recently. This card uses a Stampin' Mist technique cased from Jeannine Tarrio (it looks great in Cherry Cobbler!).


Stamp Sets

1. Dasher (A la carte stamp)

2. Medallion

3. Contempo Christmas (greeting)

4. Many Merry Messages (greeting inside)


5. Whisper White

6. Silver (Brushed Metallic cardstock p122)

Stamp Pads / Embossing Powders

7. Encore Silver (or Versamark)

8. Not Quite Navy

9. Silver embossing powder


10. Snail adhesive or tape

11. 2-way Glue Pen


12. Post-it notes

13. Stampin’ Mist (stamp cleaning spray that goes with the Stampin’ Scrub)

14. Dazzling Diamonds


15. Brayer

Equipment required


16. 1” circle punch (Post-it note moon)


17. Stamp-a-ma-jig

18. Heat Tool

19. Embossing Buddy

Notes for trickier bits:-

1. The background starts off as Whisper White card stock.

2. Punch a 1” circle from the Post-It note and place it on the card for a moon.

3. Ink up the brayer with Not Quite Navy ink and brayer over the Whisper White until you get a good coverage.

4. Remove the moon Post-it note or the colour will seep through.

5. Spray Stamin’ Mist directly on the Medallion rubber stamp and stamp it on the brayered background using the picture as a guide. The Medallion image is bleached onto the background.

6. Tear a piece of Whisper White as the snowy ground.

7. Stamp Dasher and a greeting in silver or versamark ink and heat emboss image with silver embossing powder and the heat tool.

8. Run along the torn edge with the 2-Way Glue Pen and sprinkle with Dazzling Diamonds.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Black & White Artistic Etchings

I just love the new Artistic Etchings stamp set. I cased this card from Rose Marie - that's one of the beauties of purchasing Stampin' Up gear - there are so many talented artists out there willing to share their work.

Recipe (all gear is Stampin' Up!):

Basic Black cardstock
Whisper White cardstock
Artisitc Etchings stamp set
Teeny Tiny Sentiments stamp set
Basic Black ink
Sahara Sand ink
Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder
Fire Square Rhinestone Brads
Whisper White Taffeta ribbon (1cm)
Curly Label Punch
Stamping Sponges

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