Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Hi everyone! This will be my last post for the year.

Christmas Party

7.30pm Friday 9 December
5 Capricorn Street, Bentley Park

Come along for some Christmas cheer and a little present under the tree. Feel free to bring along any little projects to complete but tonight is really about Christmas cheer! Bring along some stuff for show and tell. Please bring a small plate of festive yummies to share.

December FRENZY! Ho Ho Merry Merry Ho!

SU! have some great last minute gift ideas for you to put under your own tree "To me Love from Santa" - and with up to 50% off selected items, these presents won't break the bank!

Item  -  Page  -  Description  -  Discount  -  Retail Price  -  Sale Price

120597 22 Welcome Christmas Clear-Mount Set 50% $39.95 $19.98

121584 22 Welcome Christmas Wood-Mount Set 50% $49.95 $24.98

117715 28 I {Heart} Hearts Wood-Mount Set 40% $42.95 $25.77

121528 35 Got Treats Wood-Mount Set 40% $40.95 $24.57

117699 42 Something Sweet Wood-Mount Set 40% $44.95 $26.97

116686 46 For Everything Wood-Mount Set 40% $47.95 $28.77

119163 67 Cottage Garden Wood-Mount Set 50% $32.95 $16.48

121508 72 Every Moment Wood-Mount Set 40% $31.95 $19.17

121480 74 Awash with Flowers Wood-Mount Set 40% $71.95 $43.17

121522 75 Friends Never Fade Wood-Mount Set 50% $31.95 $15.98

120618 75 Friends Never Fade Clear-Mount Set 40% $25.95 $15.57

121600 75 Ornate Blossom Wood-Mount Set 40% $19.95 $11.97

123551 88 Clearly For You Wood-Mount Set 40% $47.95 $28.77

123848 96 Chloe Stampin Around Builder Wheel 40% $9.95 $5.97

116911 126 Padded Envelopes (3) 40% $6.50 $3.90

119263 138 Poppy Parade 1/2'' Stitched-Poly Ribbon 30% $16.95 $11.87

119267 138 Blushing Bride 1/2'' Stitched-Poly Ribbon 30% $16.95 $11.87

119731 143 Regals Flower Brads 30% $16.95 $11.87

119730 143 Neutrals Flower Brads 30% $16.95 $11.87

118762 146 Distressing Essentials 30% $37.95 $26.57

103179 149 Craft & Rubber Scissors 30% $37.95 $26.57

112531 149 Circle Scissor Plus Glass Mat 30% $37.95 $26.57

Ho Ho Ho!
I have got one last Big Shot here ready to go for Christmas at the discounted price of $130.

I'll be placing an order on Saturday for any last minute items you may like. Make sure you have plenty of supplies for all of that cardmaking/scrapbooking you will finally have time for (well, time after Christmas perhaps ...). If you need any orders placed over the holidays, I can get them shipped directly to your door ($5.95 postage applies for orders up to $120). Otherwise, hold off until Sale-a-Bration commences on 24 January - wahoo!

Gift Vouchers Available

On the subject of Christmas, don't forget I do Gift Vouchers! Forward this email to your other half to make sure you receive a very necessary gift that you can select yourself! Husbands, don't be shy - I don't bite!

Demonstration at the Botanical Gardens

I will be at the Botanical Gardens between 1.30pm and 3.30pm this Saturday 10 December demonstrating "Making Christmas Cards". Hmm, better make a start on that little project. There will also be a lady demonstrating origami and making Christmas ornaments with pieces of plants (sounds interesting).

Stamp Club

Stamp Club commences again in January with the first Stamp Club night being 7.30pm Wednesday 25 January. There are still 2 places available in the Stamp Club - so far we have Tina, Tammy, Helen and Kay.

Classes For 2012

Classes resume in the week commencing Monday 30 January.

I propose to have the following schedule for 2012:-

Mondays 10am - 2pm - Scrapbooking Class $20
Tuesdays 10am - 2pm - Cardmaking Class Usually $20
(I might need to put an extra daytime class on - perhaps Fridays 10am - 2pm)
Fridays 7.30pm - 10.30pm Cardmaking Class Usually $20

Could you please email me your preferred class times for 2012.

Flower-Making Class - 10am Saturday 4 February

There will also be an extra class on Saturday 4 February - Flower Making Class. This is a tutorial-style class. Bring along your cameras and take photos/film while I show you how to make about a dozen different flowers using paper and cardstock.

Class cost will be $20 with an optional kit containing the pieces for most of the flowers demonstrated for an extra $10. Class will be limited to 8 optional kits. I may schedule an extra class if this class fills quickly.


Thank you to all of my customers and students for your friendship throughout the year. I love my job and that's because of you (and my wonderfully supportive husband).

Have a very Merry Christmas filled with love and cheer. Enjoy your break and I'll see you next year.


Thursday, December 1, 2011

Classes Next Week

Hi everyone

Just a reminder there is no class tonight (2 December) - we will be in sunny (?) metropolis Cooktown for a mini-break.

Next week:-

10am Tuesday 6 December - Starbook and Christmas Party!
5 Capricorn Street, Bentley Park
$30 for starbook materials - equipment and coffee provided

We will be making a starbook (it is like a booklet but it folds around to form a star - great for scrapbooking some photos). Theresa will be teaching this class. We then have a Christmas eats (please bring a small plate of something festive to share!) and ... Santa has left some presents under the tree - looks like he shops at Stampin' Up! too!!!

7.30pm Friday 9 December - Christmas Party
5 Capricorn Street, Bentley Park
Please bring a small plate of something festive to share. Christmas presents under the tree! If you've got any small bits and pieces to finish off, bring them along but it really is about Christmas cheer tonight!

That's it for the year. Thank you all so much for a great crafting year. I have met some lovely ladies and have an incredible bunch of regulars that I just love dearly. Thank you for enriching my life.

*Hugs and Merry Christmas*

Monday, November 21, 2011

Classes this Week - lots of them!

Hi everybody. Thank you for coming and visiting me at the Leukaemia Foundation Craft Fair! Ruth and I had a stall and we were quite happy with the amount of traffic that went through. Thank you for inviting me again, Ruth - I just love your stuff!

Lots of classes this week so here we go . . .

This week, it's a box and four cards for something different. Remember the Ilna Crouse Awash with Flowers box we did for Mothers Day? Well, this is a version using the Field Flowers stamp set.

10am Tuesday 22 November
5 Capricorn Street, Bentley Park
$30 for box and 4 cards - all materials, equipment and coffee provided

7.30pm Wednesday 23 September - Stamp Club
This is the last Stamp Club / Order for this group. There are a couple of places available for the next Stamp Club, commencing on 25 January (wahoo - during Sale-A-Bration promotion!)

7.30pm Friday 25 November - Box and 4 cards above
5 Capricorn Street, Bentley Park
$30 for box and 4 cards - all materials, equipment and coffee provided

1.30pm - 4.30pm Saturday 26 November - Join Ruth and I for an afternoon of fun
Hambledon House, Bruce Highway Service Road, Edmonton
$20 for a tin and 3 cards - most materials and equipment provided (although we may need to charge a little extra for the tin ... I'll just check with the accountant ... over to you Ruth!)

I haven't taken a photo of the samples yet but for those of you who were at the Craft Fair - it will be Ruth's tin and cards in blue / vanilla (I haven't done my 2 cards yet but they will be co-ordinating).

10am - 4pm Sunday 27 November - Christmas Stamp-a-Stack
5 Capricorn Street, Bentley Park
$50 for 20 cards (4 x 5 different designs)
(Talia, Jacinta and Catherine - you're booked in to finish off your cards)
You can choose your 5 designs below. Please let me know your selection so I can prepare your cardstock.

1. M&B Cherry Cobbler 

2. M&B Choc Chip

3. Postcards

4. Baubles

5. Joy

6. Reindeer

7. S&B 1 Reindeer

8. S&B 6 Reindeers

9. Owl

We are almost to the end of the year - mark your diaries for the rest of the year as there aren't many left!
  • 10am Tuesday 29 November
  • (No class Friday 2 December as we will be away)
  • 10am Tuesday 6 December
  • 7.30pm Friday 9 December (although I will have both children and no John so may cancel this night ... I'll see if I'm feeling brave / can find a babysitter!)
Have a great week.

*Hugs* Sally

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Class Samples - Friday 18 November and Upcoming Events


Friday 7.30pm 18 November - Field Flowers
5 Capricorn Street, Bentley Park
$20 for 3 cards - all materials, equipment and coffee provided
Please RSVP so I know how many are coming

Tuesday 10am 22 November - Samples not yet prepared
5 Capricorn Street, Bentley Park

$20 for 3 cards - all materials, equipment and coffee provided
Please RSVP so I know how many are coming


9am - 3pm Sunday 20 November (although I have to pack up at 2pm)
Fred Moule Pavillion, Cairns Showgrounds

Ruth and I will have a stall at the craft fair this year. Pop in and say hello. We will have some of our work on display and will be selling some handmade cards.


Ruth and I will be holding a joint cardmaking class next Saturday. Ruth will be teaching 2 cards/projects and I will be teaching 2 cards. Join us for an extra day of "me time".

Saturday 26 November
Hambledon House, Bruce Highway Service Road, Edmonton
1.30pm - 4.30pm
$20 for 4 cards/projects - all materials, equipment and dubious coffee provided


Due to the success of the Christmas stamp-a-stack classes on the weekend, I'll be holding one further day for you to make some more Christmas cards. Doing 2 x 10 different designs was a bit ambitious, though, and some happy crafters didn't finish their 20 cards on time. For those booking in, I will ask you to choose the 5 designs you like and you can make 4 of each design to make up your 20 cards - there are "cutsie" and traditional options.

Sunday 27 November
5 Capricorn Street, Bentley Park
$50 for 20 cards - 4 x 5 designs - all materials, equipment and fabulous coffee provided
We are looking for new members to join the stamp club that will be commencing in January 2012. 
How it works:-
  • 6 happy crafters make a commitment to purchase at least $50 worth of SU! products each month for 6 months - a total "investment" of $300;
  • you email your order to me by the 25th of each month;
  • there will be a stamp club night once per month - come and have coffee/wine/chat and make 2 cards for free;
  • take turns at playing the "hostess with the mostest" - you will receive the hostess benefits of at least $50 to spend.


The new Summer mini catalogue comes out on 1 December. I'll have some available at classes or if you'd like one posted to you, let me know.


You have until 30 November to take advantage of the 10% off selected Big Shot dies / embossing folders promotion. See my last blog post for all of the details.


Last class for the year will be on Friday 9 December.

Bye for now.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Busy Week

Hi everyone

It was a big week last week with our trip to Brisbane and it's a huge week again this week with lots of appointments, meetings and classes!

Tuesday 8 November - Leftover Kits Class
5 Capricorn Street, Bentley Park
$20 for 3 cards of your choice

Thursday 10 November - Prima Divas Roadshow
I'm off to Scrap Therapy's Prima Divas Roadshow on Thursday. I've booked in for 2 classes - 10am and 6pm. Since booking in, Tom's new school have advised that their Parent Information Night is 6 - 7pm. If anyone would like to take my spot for the 6pm class, please let me know. It's $125 for the class and that price includes all of the materials for a project featuring the Prima Flowers (yum!).


No Friday Night Class this week as I'll be getting ready for the Christmas Stamp-a-Stack.

Saturday 12 November - Christmas Stamp-a-Stack
10am until we're finished (around 4pm)
$50 for 20 cards - all materials, equipment, coffee and lunch provided (lasagne and salad)
Booked in: Helen M, Lisa F, Jan B, Tina J, Ruth F and Kay M. Diane?
2 places still available

Samples so far:-

There will also be some cards featuring the new Letters to Santa DSP and coordinating Merry & Type stamp set.

Sunday 13 November - Christmas Stamp-a-Stack (Happy Birthday, Mum!)
10am until we're finished (around 4pm)
$50 for 20 cards - all materials, equipment, coffee and lunch provided
Booked in: Talia O + 3

November SU! Promotion - 10% Big Shot Dies

During November, SU! is giving you 10% off selected Big Shot™ dies. Use these exclusive dies to create fabulous shapes, embossing and more!

Item No - Page No. - Description - RRP - 10% off price

117332 156 Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslits™ Die $21.95 $19.75

114515 156 Flower Burst Embosslits Die $21.95 $19.75

114517 157 Manhattan Flower Textured Impressions Embossing Folder $14.95 $13.45

116824 157 Petals-a-Plenty Textured Impressions Embossing Folder $14.95 $13.45

119277 157 Elegant Lines Textured Impressions Embossing Folder $14.95 $13.45

113440 158 Buttons #5 Sizzlits® Die $9.95 $8.95

113466 159 Pillow Box Bigz™ Die $36.95 $33.25

114507 159 Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die $39.95 $35.95

120903 159 Scallop Square Duo Bigz Die $39.95 $35.95

115953 160 Mover & Shapers Punch Windows $54.95 $49.45

120893 160 Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die $69.95 $62.95

121810 160 Petal Cone Bigz L Die $59.95 $53.95
Special Bundle - Item No. 128944 Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine AND Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslits Die AND Manhattan Flower Textured Impressions Embossing Folder $186.85 $168.16

Don't have a Big Shot?? I believe it is an essential tool so I want you to have it for 20% off! That's right, I'll take my commission off because you need one!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Soot Cards

Here are the completed cards for tonight's class.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

This Week's Classes

Hi Everyone

My samples are at this stage today ...

I've been having a play around with the soot stamping technique and loving it! I'll finish off 3 of these cards for our classes this week.

Usual details for Friday night:-

Friday 28 October 7.30pm
5 Capricorn Street, Bentley Park
3 cards for $20 - all materials, equipment, fire extinguisher and coffee provided

(Tuesday 1 November is Melbourne Cup day so we're not having a class on Tuesday.)

Monday 31 October 12.15pm (weird time - I'm on the parent roster at kindy 9am - 12noon)
Come along and use my gear for a general cardmaking / scrapbooking session.
$20 for 3-4 hours of "me time"

Following week
We'll be away for the Friday 4 November class and will carry over the 3 soot cards for Tuesday 8 November.

Saturday 12 November CHRISTMAS STAMP A STACK
2 places left for the Saturday Stamp-a-stack class. Please RSVP if you'd like to book in. $50 for 20 cards.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

No class this Friday Night / next Tuesday

Hi all

Just a quick email to let you know there won't be a class this Friday night (21 October) as we will have John's family up from Mackay.

I'll also cancel next Tuesday's class (25 October) because Chris's workshop is on Monday 24 October and it will be the same crew that attend .... all the more money to spend on STUFF!!

STAMP CLUB Wednesday 19 October

Stamp Club night is on tomorrow night if you can make it - 7.30pm.

The current Stamp Club is scheduled to expire in November. Please let me know if you would like to rejoin / join for the following 6-month period. It's a $50 committment per month for 6 months (that's right, you make a "committment" to shop - ha! Who needs a "committment" to spend money on craft stuff???) . You will be the hostess for one order during that period, entitling you to minimum hostess spendings of $50. There is also a free Stamp Club night once per month where we make 2 cards of your choice for free.


Saturday 12 November
$50 for 20 cards and a couple of matching gift tags

Please RSVP as spaces will be limited to 8 stampers.

If you've got a group of 8 friends who would like a private stamp-a-stack, let me know and we'll book a date.

STAMPIN FOR A CAUSE Saturday 22 October

Shannean is holding a Stamp for a Cause this Saturday at White Rock State School.

The event is fundraising for Sharon Cohr’s charity Climbing for a Cause which raises much needed money for the National Breast Cancer Foundation (for breast cancer research, treatments and cures). Sharon was the first breast cancer survivor to summit Mt Everest in May this year and is an amazingly inspirational person. Shannean's fundraiser aims to raise awareness of her incredible journey, her ongoing charitable activities and raise extra funds to ensure a timely discovery of treatment and cure for breast cancer.

Shannean and her crew will be preparing 3 cards and a 3D project for us to create. The $30 fee includes all materials for the projects, light lunch, juice, tea and coffee. There will be raffles and auctions of SU! products so bring some extra cash - all money raised is being donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Please let me know if you'd like to attend and I'll put you in touch with Shannean. I'm going tooooooo!
Happy days!

I'm finally well settled in to my new room and am enjoying creating again!

Will post next week's samples soon.


Thursday, October 13, 2011

Samples Friday 14 October and Tuesday 18 October


I just love the cards for this week - again not my usual style but I really enjoyed making these kids cards. One of the best things about Stampin' Up! is the wealth of samples you can find online. Just Google "Stampin' Up Under the Big Top" and browse through the amazing samples that come up. This week's circus tent card and stage pop-up card are CASEd on the fabulous work of US SU! demonstrator, Heidi Baks - what a clever lady!

Please bring a paper scorer/trimmer, Stampin' Dimensionals (pop-up dots) and a blender pen if you have them.

Usual details:-
7.30pm Friday 14 October and 10am Tuesday 18 October
5 Capricorn Street, Bentley Park
$20 for 3 cards - all materials, equipment and coffee provided

Please RSVP so I know how many to expect.


Sunday 16 October 10am - 4pm (or 1pm - 4pm usual 3 cards for $20)
Tully Heads Community Centre
$50 for 20 cards (2 x 10 designs + a few matching tags/box etc) - all materials and equipment provided

A photo of some of the samples (I still have about 5 different samples to make):-

Have a great rest of the week.


Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Samples Friday 7 October and Tuesday 11 October

All very girlie again this week. For a non-sewer, I'm loving this dress-form from the Established Elegance set.

Usual details:-

7.30pm Friday 7 October and 10am Tuesday 11 October
5 Capricorn Street, Bentley Park
$20 for 3 cards - all materials, equipment and coffee provided

Please RSVP.


About 20 cards for $50 - a great way to knock out most of your Christmas cards in one day! Watch this space for sample photographs.

10am - 4pm Sunday 16 October - Tully Heads (or 3 cards for $20 1pm - 4pm)
10am - 4pm Saturday 12 November - my house

Please RSVP.


Sunday 20 November 9am - 2pm

Come along and visit the stall Ruth and I are holding. We will be one of over 138 stalls selling beautiful Christmas decorations and gifts. There will also be a cent sale and food and drinks available.

Proceeds from gold coin entry and stall fees to benefit the Leukaemia Foundation.


On the weekend following the Craft Fair, Ruth and I will be holding a combined Saturday class. Details not yet finalised but perhaps 4 cards for $20? Watch this space for more information. Please register your interest as we may need to book Hambledon House.


Don't forget about the October promotion. When you host a $450 party during October, you will receive the stocking stamp set AND punch for FREE - in addition to your regular hostess benefits! Ho Ho Ho! That's an extra FREE gift valued at almost $100, just for having your friends over for a fantastic party of fun and friendship.

Have a great rest of the week.


Thursday, September 29, 2011

Samples Friday 30 Sept and Tuesday 4 Oct - New Promotion


It's all very "cute" this week - Button Buddies!

If you ever need to whip up some cards quickly, this set is great! As a result, we'll be doing 4 cards this week instead of 3. Hope you can join me!

Usual details:-
7.30pm Friday 30 September and 10am Tuesday 4 October
5 Capricorn Street, Bentley Park
$20 for 4 cards - all equipment, materials and coffee provided - even got some sweeties this week, Theresa!


Here is a sneak peek at some items from the upcoming Summer 2011 Holiday Mini Catalogue. How cute is this stocking stamp set and co-ordinating punch?

Want them for FREE?

When you host a $450 party during October, you will receive the stocking stamp set AND punch for FREE - in addition to your regular hostess benefits! Ho Ho Ho! That's an extra FREE gift valued at almost $100, just for having your friends over for a fantastic party of fun and friendship.

Start putting a list together of the family and friends to invite - it's the perfect time to host a party to purchase the things you'll need to make your Christmas cards.

Not able to have a party in October? How would you like to purchase them early so you can get a kick start on your Christmas cards?? Well you can! You can pre-purchase these items during the month of October (the mini doesn't even come out until 1 December!)

Item No. 125798 - Stitched Stocking Wood-Mount Set  $53.95
Item No. 123784 - Stitched Stocking Clear-Mount Set  $42.95
Item No. 124095 - Stocking Tag Punch  $33.95


Would you be interested in attending a Stamp-a-stack day on Saturday 12 November? Say, 10am til 4pm? Perhaps 20 cards for $50? Details not yet finalised but please let me know if you're interested.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Class Samples - Friday 23 Sept and Tuesday 27 Sept

Not bad - 10.15pm and I'm finished the samples for tomorrow! The stamp set: Established Elegance. Techniques: vintage, retiform, crochet trim flower, folded flower.

Usual details:-

7.30pm Friday 23 September and 10am Tuesday 27 September
5 Capricorn Street, Bentley Park
$20 for 3 cards - all materials, equipment and possibly dubious coffee provided (need to go to Bang to restock)

Please RSVP.

My favourite pics from the weekend at Mission Beach.

Where are the 8 children? With our 3 beautiful husbands