Saturday, 9 December 2017

Tag Card for December

Hi Everyone,
If you happen to order from me this month, this is the card you will receive to make up using your bag tag.
Thought I'd better give a little explanation of "how to put it together".
But first what's in it?
The tag is kind of small! it uses the cute Tabs for Everything Stamp set, plus the 3/4" circle punch, the 1"circle punch and the new (next month) 1 1/8" scallop circle punch.
Then the card itself uses a couple of new (next month) dies from a suite called Petal Passion, and also some new lovely silver bakers twine.

To put your card together, first attach the green leaves (I used Tombow Multipurpose Adhesive) also add the white flowers and leaves die cuts to 2 corners.  Take the twine, and wrap it round 3 fingers, then twist it in the middle, and attach it to the back of your tag (I used Tear & Tape Adhesive to do this), then I've added a dimensional to make it stand out a bit and attached to the card.
And Voila! your card is made :)

If you'd like to receive this tag card, simply order from me during December.  Also if you'd like the new catalogues that start on the 3rd January, let me know, and I'll get those out to you as soon as I can.

I hope this inspires you to create,
God Bless love
Heather xox

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Mail Out Class for January

Hi Everyone,
As I won't be offering card classes in January, I thought I'd offer a "Mail Out" class.  This uses one of the new products in the new Occasions Catalogue called Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit, that'll be released on 3rd January (as a demonstrator I got to pre-purchase this - yay!  if you'd like to be able to pre-purchase things too, let me know and I can tell you more about becoming a demonstrator and joining my team)

Anyway back to it!  this kit includes shiny (oooo shiny things.....lol) accents and embellishments, (ribbon, vellum/silver foil die cuts, cardstock/silver foil die cuts, mini paper tassels, washi tape, mini clothes pegs, and numbers), out of this I have created 6 cards for you to make, and you'll still have more of the kit left over to create more yourself!

With the 6 cards I've created, you'll be receiving all the cardstock cut to size, and basic instructions to put them together.  You will need to have:
  1. a stamp set for the sayings and the small background stamps, (I've used a new one called Perennial Birthday, which is priced at $38, I've used 10 of the stamps out of 14 in the set! which works out to only $2.71 per stamp, bargain!!) 
  2. Glues (I've used Snail Adhesive, Dimensionals and Tombow Multipurpose Adhesive). 
  3. Something to colour in with (I've used Stampin' Blends in Old Olive duo's, Pumpkin Pie duo's and Pink Pirouette duo's), 
  4. Ink Pad/s, you could use Memento Black, and colour in with the Blends, although I've used Old Olive and Marina Mist.  I'll add more details after the photos :)

Here are the cards:
the cards with the numbers are interchangeable, you pick out your own numbers from your kit.

Ok, onto the nitty gritty!

Price of the kit is $25, and $5 for postage.
HOWEVER!  
As it is Sale-a-Bration, if you order $180+ from me (either on line or in person) then I will send you this class for FREE, and you'll also receive 1 or 2 FREE Sale-a-Bration items as part of your order (double bonus!!) If you order online, just drop me a line to remind me to send your kit to you, I'd hate to miss anyone accidentally!
Please place your order with me and pop the money into my bank account with your name as a reference by 6th January (let me know and I'll send you my a/c number), I will get the order done by the 8th and will aim to have everything mailed out by the 15th (should be enough time for Australia Post to get the order to me!)

I'm hoping the new catalogues will arrive with me any day now, so I can start sending those out to you, let me know if you want one (I'm sending them out for free๐Ÿ˜Š so don't miss out by not letting me know!)

I hope this inspires you to want to create in your own space!
God Bless love
Heather xox

Sunday, 26 November 2017

Interactive Cards Class December 2017

Hi Everyone,

As promised at the end of the last post, here are the "interactive Cards" I'll be teaching in December, were are doing Double Cascade Cards.  We'll be making 2 of them.  The class cost is $20, and there are 2 classes that day, 10.30am and 7.30pm - do make sure you have booked your place, as there is a limit of 6 in my classroom.  Otherwise you can order a kit from me instructions and pre-cut papers, and I will mail it out to you (let me know) the only thing I can't do with the kits is pre-stamp them (which is only the words) in both these cards. Kits cost $15 with $2 postage.

Moving on the first card is this one:
this uses the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set, the detailed dragonfly thinlit dies, the Pansy Punch, 1/2" circle punch and the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper


And the 2nd card is this one:
this one uses the gorgeous Year of Cheer Designer Series Paper, Gold, Silver and Champagne foil sheets, Seasonal Layers thinlit dies, Every day label punch, and the Labels to Love stamp set.

Do let me know if you'd like to join in a class or have a kit mailed to you, and I hope this inspires you to create!

God Bless love
Heather xox

Saturday, 25 November 2017

Cards for classes in December

Hi Everyone
I feel like I say this every month, but Wow hasn't November gone fast! lol
Classes next month are on Maryborough - Saturday 2nd at 10am (bring Christmassy party food!)  Kangaroo Flat Wednesday 13th 10.30am (again the Christmassy party food), and Laanecoorie Wednesday 13th 7pm (see the note at the end).

These are the cards we'll be creating:
first up I love this Eclipse Technique, very simple when you know how!  I've used the Large Letters Framelit dies  and the Musical Season Stamp set

Card #2
This one uses the Christmas Quilt Photopolymer Bundle (stamps and dies), and also the matching Quilted Christmas Designer Series Paper.

On to Card #3:
this one uses on of my favourite stamp sets Every Good Wish Stamp set, inks it up with 3 different colours, and frames it :)

And last but not least Card #4:
this one uses the Tags and Trimmings stamp set, Be Merry Designer Series Paper, and the fabulous Everyday label Punch, which has rapidly become one of my favourite punches! Oh just realised it also uses another punch, the Triple Banner Punch for the ends of the Designer series paper!

If you are coming to my evening class we're starting at 7pm rather than 7.30pm as we're going in for making 2 of each card (8 in total) and the fee is $25 rather than the usual $15.

Check out the next post for Interactive Cards Classes which are on the 12th December.

I hope this inspires you to create!, and I look forward to seeing you if you can make it to any of these classes

God Bless love
Heather



Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Coffee & Cards Class on Monday 20th Nov

Hi Everyone,
My 2nd Coffee&Cards class in Dunolly is on again this coming Monday . 
I was inspired by one of my swaps from OnStage, having had in my mind that I wanted to use the Coffee Cafe suite of products but wanting to somehow tie it in with Christmas, I got given a card that had 2 coffee cups with Christmas sayings on them.  Highly observant me, hadn't realised that there is a set in the Holiday Catalogue that actually coordinates with the Coffee Cafe framelit dies! it's called Merry Cafe (on page 46), Ha who would have known? lol

However as I don't have that set, I've gone with one that is on the Extravaganza list - on 20 Nov you'll be able to buy this stamp set "Every Good Wish" for 20% less!! on that day only (let me know if you want to see the list!) Oh and the Coffee Cup framelits are on the list with 20% off too!
Anyway on to the cards:
This makes me think of Christmas in Australia, due to the heat, and to me it's a cold drink (frappe), bit of swirly cream on the top with the straw.  I've used some of the Be Merry Designer Series Paper and some Cherry Cobbler cardstock in the background.

 Then I got to thinking about how we go out for coffee with friends, and this card came about:
couldn't resist a couple of handbags, made with the Best Badge Punch and the cute little coffee cups, that I've coloured up with the little holly and berries stamp from the same Every Good Wish stamp set, oh also the background dots are from the same stamp set, very versatile!  funny looking at it now, I think I'm going to add a "button" to the handbags, maybe coloured in with a Stampin Blend marker, Oh the possibilities are endless!!

If you'd like to join us on Monday, do let me know, and don't forget to check my Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Business Website for a list of the specials that will be released on Monday (24 hours for the stamps, although there are accessories available for a week at reduced prices)  I do have the list, so let me know and I can email it to you.

I hope this inspires you to create
God Bless love
Heather xox

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

BIG THANKYOU to you all !

Hi Everyone,
I just wanted to share something with you all that I found out today.  Because of all you, my lovely customers and my amazing Team (The CreateAbles), when Stampin' Up! released the Top 50 Performing Achievers in Australia, I am in it!! ranked at #41.

I am absolutely blown away with this news, and I know that I couldn't have done it without all you guys, so I want you all to know how much I appreciate every one of you ๐Ÿ˜Š

Some of you will know that I went down the Stampin' Up! event in Melbourne over the last weekend (it's called OnStage, and available to Demonstrators only).  I was privileged enough to be included in the Leadership session on the Friday evening, where we had some useful training and a lovely meal, thought I'd show you some photos of my time away:)

 So here I am at the evening session called Centre Stage (obviously very excited) lol
 On our tables we had this amazing decoration (sadly we weren't allowed to "borrow" them)
Moving onto the Saturday - the actual OnStage event, here I am with my level 1 team members who were able to make it from the left Jenny (behind) Renee, Me, Jenny, and Rosalie.
Again there were training sessions, a inspiring talk from Sara Douglas CEO of Stampin' Up!  Who reminded us of Stampin' Up!'s Statement of the Heart: "To love what we do, Share what we love, as we help others Enjoy Creativity and worthwhile accomplishments, in This we make a difference"

There was recognition for various achievements (I got my name up on the big screen!) and got to do 2 Stage Walks.
 

There was crafting sessions, the new unreleased Occasions catalogue and Sale-a-Bration catalogues were given to us, as well as being given new stamp sets and accessories! through Prize Patrol, and All Attendee GiveAways!  I ended up with 4 new (unreleased yet) stamp sets, as well as a few accessories.

When we got to our tables we discovered these (I'm glad Stampin' Up! staff have a sense of humour)

there was also this..... what we thought was a box for rubbish, ha ha weren't we wrong! after popping a heap of rubbish into it I lifted it up and it all fell out umm it's actually a tube lol!
I did manage to score some of those bits, (not the rubbish) so if you're visiting my Class room you may find them there........
Here's some of my team, hard at work....
And to finish it off these ladies:
are the lovely ladies who I was honoured to share an apartment with for the weekend, and this was our view from our 5th Storey Apartment:

not a bad view eh? that bobbly looking building was lit up with gorgeous red and green flashing lights in the evening, which really didn't turn out well on the camera :(

It was such an exciting fun weekend, if you join Stampin' Up!, you will also be invited to these events they happen twice a year (April and November) .  I'd love to have you join my team The CreateAbles, to find out more, click on the link above, or just ask me.

I hope this inspires you, I know the weekend has inspired me! And thankyou once again for your involvement in my Stampin' Up! business, you guys all rock!

God Bless love
Heather xox

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Stampin' Blends (in the normal way)

Hi Everyone,
Well I know I wrote about the new Stampin' Blends the other day, but can't resist sharing some more creations with you! The "normal" way is where you use light plain cardstock (I've used Whisper White, stamp an image with Memento Black ink, and start colouring) As one of my favourite sets is Remarkable You Stamp set, I've gone with the flowers from it, I'll start with my favourite, the Lilies:
this one uses the Daffodil Delight combo blends, Calypso coral combo Blends, and the Pumpkin Pie Combo Blends, and of course the Old Olive Combo Blends for the stems!

Next up the waterlily type flower (I'm sure someone will know what it is!), this one again uses the Daffodil Delight, but then I've used some Pink Pirouette to create the delicate colour in the bottom of the flower, then some Old Olive for the stems again.....

And moving onto the last flower in the stamp set, reminds me of a magnolia flower (although I'm pretty sure if it is that I'll have coloured it in wrong lol), so this one I've used again the Old Olive Blends for the stems, then the Bermuda Bay Blends for the base of the flower blending into the Rich Razzleberry Blends.

Which one was your favourite?

Stay tuned for more Stampin' Blend ideas, Oh and before you go I just wanted to share with you one of my favourite things about the Stampin' Up! Stampin' Blends. You can buy them individually for $7.75, or as a duo with the light and dark of that colour for $15.50.  I really love this versatility as you often use one more than the other, and I think for the price they are really amazing value!
So there's my bob's worth for today :)

 I hope it inspires you to want to give them a go too, and start building up your collection. Let me know if you have any questions.

God Bless love
Heather