Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Eastern Palace Special Fold card




Today I am showing off our stamp club project for this month.... its a beautiful card made with the Eastern Palace Suite and I love it!  The concept for this card came from a tutorial I saw created by BJ Peters in the US... if you visit her blog you will find the tutorial there. I loved the simple fold feature of this card... but then of course I made my own version of it so it looks quite different.

Im going to be making 2 versions of this card with my stamp club... one in Dapper Denim (as pictured) and one in Fresh Fig (which is one of our new Incolors).  Even though the Eastern Palace suite isn't going to be released until the 1st June, you can actually purchase it in bundle form right now!  And the 2 different  bundles available have a very cool gift with purchase so you are getting stuff for free as well!  I've listed the bundles below for you.

If you love these bundles I have 2 suggestions to make them even cheaper.... if you don't need everything in the premier bundle get the starter bundle now, and then get the framelits after the 1st June when they will be available as stand alone items.   Or if you like the idea of an ongoing discount on all your purchases.... think about the Demonstrator Kit! You can get the Premier Bundle plus an additional $56.75 worth of product of your choice for only $169 in total!!!!  Plus you will get a minimum of 20% discount on all your future purchases as long as you are a demonstrator!  With the new catalogue just about to be launched... that could be VERY HANDY!  Contact me if you would like more information about this... its always a fabulous opportunity but right now its just a really good idea....  And note there are no postage charges on a demonstrator kit!

I also have a little clip showing how the card opens on my Facebook business page.  Go there to check it out and be sure to like the page so that you can keep up to date with my posts and ideas.

I am running an Eastern Palace Project Class with these awesome products next week.  If you would like to come along the cost is $30, however, if you have bought either one of the bundles shown below this month, your class is free!  (If you are sitting on the fence, you can also purchase the bundles at the class and still qualify for the free class)  You'll learn lots about using your new products!  (Of course you don't have to purchase the bundles to do the class)  Here are the class details:

Eastern Palace Project Class

Dates: 

Tuesday 30th May @ 7.30pm 
or
Wednesday 31st May @ 11.15am
Cost: $30 for all supplies, refreshments included
CLASS IS FREE IF YOU HAVE PURCHASED EITHER ONE OF THE EASTERN PALACE BUNDLES THIS MONTH


And here are the bundles.....

STARTER BUNDLE (147196)


Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set$104.75 AUD
Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper
Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers
Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin’ Pad (New In Color!)
Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pad (New In Color!)
Fresh Fig Classic Stampin’ Pad (New In Color!)
Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes (New!)FREE!

PREMIER BUNDLE (147209)

Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set$178.25 AUD
Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper
Eastern Palace Cardstock Pack
Mini Tassels Assortment
Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers
Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin’ Pad (New In Color!)
Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pad (New In Color!)
Fresh Fig Classic Stampin’ Pad (New In Color!)
Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies
Very Vanilla C6 EnvelopesFREE!
Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock (New!)FREE!


Be sure to pop by tomorrow as I take part in the latest Thailand Achievers blog hop!  We are showcasing new stuff... so be prepared to have your minds blown!

Linda x

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

2017 Annual Catalogue Launch - come and play with new products!


Want to see the gorgeous new catalogue for yourself???  Come along to my 2017 Annual Catalogue Launch!  Places are limited,  and so it will be first in, best dressed on the day.

Here are the details...

Saturday 3rd June @ 2pm

My place at Narara, NSW (address supplied on booking)

Cost $15

All supplied included plus afternoon tea provided.

You'll go home with a number of fabulous products using gorgeous new products (Like the fabulous "Wood Words" stamp set and Wood Textures DSP in the pic above!)  I am super excited about this catalogue and you will love it too!

You'll need to reserve your spot by contacting me HERE.   There will be launch-only specials PLUS prizes and giveaways.

I hope to see you there!

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Video Tutorial - The Shaving Cream Galaxy Technique




Last week I held my monthly technique classes, and this month's technique was the Shaving Cream technique. This lovely background technique has been around for years, but I realised I had never done it as a class, so this time we did. Everyone loved the results, and it was a lot of fun.  Here's one of our projects..





I had put aside one of the plates of inked shaving cream aside to use later, and actually forgotten all about it.  That's when my hubby came up with a suggestion which I tried.... and it worked!  Here I am practicing with lots of samples to try to get it right....



More details are of course on the video tutorial below.  If you are after a very cool but imprecise technique this one is a lot of fun. The only downside really is that its not a quick technique.... so you'll need to be a little bit patient!

Here's a close up of the galaxy background....



If you would like to know how its done, here is the video tutorial below.  Please hop onto my Youtube channel and subscribe for more tutorials and ideas.  I love making them!  Enjoy! x




Monday, 15 May 2017

Eastern Palace in blue and silver



Today's card is a slightly different take on the Eastern Palace Suite... mostly I've been posting it paired with gold (since Gold is the featured colour in both the co-ordinating DSP and the vinyl stickers!), but today I decided to turn my Fancy Foil acetate over to show off the silver side :-)

This is actually one of the cards I am creating with one of my craft groups later this week, and so its fun getting to show it off to you today too.

If you love Asian or Moroccan inspired designs you will LOVE Eastern Palace.  Im not even close to discovering all the different combinations of shapes and designs... it seems to go on forever!  Today's is quite simple though... I've paired two different dies and layered them together, and popped one of the sentiments on from the set.  The background acetate is from the Fancy Foil pack, and I simply layered it over the Soft Sky cardstock piece.  A small piece of Silver Trim completes the card.

Eastern Palace is available now in the Online Store and there are 2 different bundles available. Of course you can also wait until the 1st June when you will be able to order these items separately, or maybe just the Stamps and Framelits bundle. But if you are after the bigger bundles with papers, inks, stickers, tassels etc... then these will only be on sale until the end of May. Here's the details of the 2 bundles for you....

STARTER BUNDLE (147196)


Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set$104.75 AUD
Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper
Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers
Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin’ Pad (New In Color!)
Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pad (New In Color!)
Fresh Fig Classic Stampin’ Pad (New In Color!)
Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes (New!)FREE!

PREMIER BUNDLE (147209)

Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set$178.25 AUD
Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper
Eastern Palace Cardstock Pack
Mini Tassels Assortment
Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers
Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin’ Pad (New In Color!)
Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pad (New In Color!)
Fresh Fig Classic Stampin’ Pad (New In Color!)
Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies
Very Vanilla C6 EnvelopesFREE!
Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock (New!)FREE!


Here's a close up of my card today...


Saturday, 13 May 2017

Daisy Delight and the Serene Scenery DSP.... mixing old and new products!



Today I am sharing a simple little card I made last night... Im thinking it would make a lovely Mother's Day card for my Mum. My mother has been very unwell for a number of years, but her condition has gotten much worse over the past 6 months, and she isn't doing well.  So we are making the trek to Tamworth in the north of the state to visit her and my Dad, and Im looking forward to seeing them.  Mum isn't able to walk anymore, and Dad has obtained a wheelchair for her because they do love to go out for coffee and a muffin :-)

Right now its Saturday morning so we are packing up the kids and getting ourselves organised to go.  Mother's Day is tomorrow.  And I had just a few minutes to pop up this blog post before we leave.

I wanted to see the current Serene Scenery paper matched up with the "Daisy Delight" stamp set and punch.... and it works!  Really happy I got the Daisy Delight set now... I wasn't sure at first, but I love it!  But the Serene Scenery DSP stack is retiring..... noooooo!  How beautiful is it??  One side of the paper has photographic images (like the wood background on my card today) and the other has co-ordinating designs. If you don't have this one you will love it!  Its $17.50 for 48 6"x6" sheets... so perfect for all your paper creations.  The colours are fresh and fun... Im going to miss it!  Its still available in the Online Store until the 31st May.



As for the Daisy Delight bundle, you'll be able to purchase that from the 1st June.

Here's a close up of my Daisy Card today...


Thursday, 11 May 2017

Another Sneak Peek! Daisy Delight set and matching punch make for easy peasy cards!




If you are like me you will appreciate the convenience of Co-ordination!  Whether its stamps and framelits, or punches, or DSP etc etc ... I just love it when things go together and make my life easier!

The Daisy Delight Bundle from our upcoming catalogue is one such set and you are going to love all the gorgeous things you can do with this one.  Today I created a very simple card using the Daisy from the stamp set - I stamped two daisies in Sahara Sand ink on Whisper White cardstock, and then punched them out with the matching Daisy Punch.  I gave the ends of each petal a bit of colour with So Saffron ink, and attached the daisies one on top of the other to make the finished daisy more full.  That's one of our new Gold Faceted gems in the centre of my daisy. The background is paper from the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper, in new colour called Tranquil Tide. I love the variations in the colour of this paper and as you can see it gives it a really interesting background look... not flat at all! I also popped a Gold Glimmer circle behind the daisy for a bit of bling.  And the "Thank you" at the bottom is stamped in Tranquil Tide as well.... its also from the same Daisy Delight stamp set.

Here's the full card....


You'll be able to order any of these items after June 1st 2017.... to order feel free to contact me or even better visit the Online Store to do your shopping 24/7!  Products are delivered to your door, anywhere in Australia, for a low postage charge.

To see even more sneak peeks of what is coming your way, please visit and like my Facebook Business Page!  

Happy Stamping!!!

Linda x

Monday, 8 May 2017

International Scrapbooking Day layout - celebrating Onstage Sydney April 2017




Happy Monday everyone!

I made this layout for International Scrapbooking Day, which was actually on Saturday (6th).

I did create the layout on Saturday though, so that counts right?  And added it to the Memory Keeping with StampinUp Facebook page (click on it and check it out if you would like to see what the design team and other members have been up to!).  So Im not too far behind the times....

I kept this layout very simple and used elements from the "Good Vibes" Card kit and assessory pack from StampinUp!  As it is a night-time layout I kept the background a little darker (thats Island Indigo Cardstock) and kept my accessories darker too (mostly Night of Navy) and a little silver.   I sponged all around the edges of my layout using Night of Navy ink and a mask to get that geometric design. The mask is one of the cut outs in the Good Vibes Accessory pack... and after I finished masking with it you can see I added it to my design just above the Ferris Wheel. I like the "grungy" look it gets after being used as a mask...

This page is all about the fun I had with my team member Courtenay and her husband Tony at the end of our Onstage training day in Sydney last month.  Luna Park really was such a lovely venue, and ending the day with drinks and a lovely meal was perfect.

Of course all the Memory Keeping products in our current Annual catalogue are retiring at the end of this month, and they have been super popular so some have already sold out!  If you are after these I wouldn't be wasting any time... jump on to the Online Store and get what you can while you can!

Enjoy this gorgeous May weather we've been having!

Linda D x

Friday, 5 May 2017

The Shaving Cream technique is our technique of the month.... come to a class and learn how!



There sure is a lot happening around here right now!

This Saturday is my Retirement afternoon tea... a chance for my customers to come and rifle through all my retiring products (there is a LOT) and put the ones they want aside.  Everything will be marked down!  Im on the Central Coast, NSW.... let me know if you need the address.  Here are the details....

Saturday 6th May, Drop in anytime between 1pm and 4pm.  Stay for a cuppa if you like.  

I've commissioned my daughter to make some bikkies to go with our cuppas..... she is a more than happy to oblige! Please email me HERE to let me know you are coming.... there is no charge.  I will also have sneak peeks at new catalogue items, and other specials.

And then next week is the second week of the month... and that means its time for TECHNIQUE CLASSES!  Technique classes are some of my most popular classes.... this month we are focusing on the "Shaving Cream Technique".  This one has been around for a long time, but it dawned on me recently that I've never done this technique in classes before!  So come along and see how its done. The above card is a sample of one of our projects.... its a fabulous way to get this great background! Details as follows:

Tuesday 9th May @ 7.30pm

or 

Wednesday 10th May @ 11.15am

Cost is $25. 

Can I suggest that you wear darker colours (not white) or an apron to this class... as this technique can be a little messy! 

If you would like to join us at any of these classes, please click HERE to let me know.  Spaces are limited... right now the day class is nearly full!

Here's the full card...


Wednesday, 3 May 2017

My Annual Retirement Afternoon Tea is This Saturday 6th May! Who's coming?



Yep, its that time of year again!  Every year I hold my annual "Retirement Afternoon Tea" and this coming Saturday, 6th May is the day!  I'd love you to join me for a cuppa.... and to look through all my retiring products to see what you might like to claim as your own.  Im on the Central Coast, for anyone that can come to check out the stock.

How does it work?  Firstly, I go through all my stock and work out what is retiring and put that out for you to see, and I mark everything well down on the original retail price.  Many items are used, and there are even some new ones too.   When you come on Saturday, you are welcome to check it all out and put what you want into a bag. If it is current stock that will retire on the 31st May I can put it aside for you with your name on it, and you can come back any time after the 1st June to pay for it and collect it.  Stock that was previously retired has been marked down even further, and you are welcome to pay for that and take it with you on the day.

I will be here and available from 1pm to 4pm for you to look through the items. I will also supply afternoon tea (tea/coffee/bikkies) so we can chat and have a cuppa too.... there is no charge to come along of course.  I will also have some new catalogue sneak peeks and other fun things for you :-)

Here are the details for you:

Saturday 6th May
Drop in any time between 1pm and 4pm (but please not before 1pm)
No charge
Retiring items are on a "First In, Best Dressed" basis

To RSVP please click HERE and let me know you will be coming (so I know how many bickies or other goodies to supply!)  Address is supplied on booking if you haven't been here before.

Even if you aren't purchasing anything, you are very welcome to drop in for a cuppa. I can even make you a coffee in my new coffee machine if you are a coffee person. And the kettle is always warm for you tea drinkers!

Should you not be able to make it this Saturday, I will be happy to make an appointment for you to view the items, but not until after Saturday of course.

I look forward to seeing you!

Linda D

PS Today's card is made with the retiring DSP called "Blooms and Bliss".


Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Who wants to come and make this card with me? A few spots left at this week's classes.....


I still have a couple of spots left for this week's Stamp-A-Stacks and if you can make it I'd love you to join us!  This is one of the cards we will be making (we make 2 different designs, 3 of each) so that means we make a total of 6 cards. For only $20... thats a great deal!

Here are the details...

Tuesday 2nd May @ 7.30pm

or

Wednesday 3rd May @ 11.15am.

We are featuring the Eastern Palace suite with this card, and I've used a fun brayering technique on the background.  The colours are Peekaboo Peach, Sweet Sugar Plum and Perfect Plum..... don't they look great together??  All materials and refreshments are provided in the class.

These classes will be held in my home studio on the Central Coast... if you would like to join us, click HERE and let me know.  Address supplied on booking.

I hope to see you!