Monday, 5 December 2016

Year End Stampin' Up! Clearance Sale


The fabulous end of year clearance sale for selected Stampin' Up! products has begun.  Grab retiring products from the Holiday Catalogue as well as many other products that are on sale.

There is lots available - stamps, inks, papers, ribbons and embellishments.  Check them out in my online store and SAVE!

Happy shopping!

Lisa xx

#StampinUp #StampinUpAustralia #YearEndCloseouts #EndOfYearSale #Sale

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Save with Stampin' Up!'s Online Extravaganza starting Monday!


For one week only, Monday 21st - Monday 28th November, you can save up to 40% on select products. To sweeten the deals, Stampin' Up! will be having 24-hour sales on the first and last day of the promotion, featuring special products available for that day only. 

You won’t want anyone to miss out on this great opportunity to stock up and save!  You could even grab some Christmas gifts for friends and family (or hint very loudly that you would like some!)
So shop online in my store during these dates by clicking here.
Happy crafting and hugs,
Lisa xx

#StampinUp #StampinUpAustralia #OnlineExtravaganza #sale #Christmas #flashsale

Monday, 7 November 2016

Easy Stamp A Stack Christmas Class

Stampin' Up Christmas Stamp A Stack

Wow we really are on the downhill run to Christmas - only 48 days or 7 weeks to go!  I usually end up getting into quite a rush at the end so this year I am trying REALLY hard to get organised early.  I am hoping to knock over the Christmas present shopping and get my Christmas cards made and sent with plenty of time to spare (well that's the dream so let's hope it turns into reality!).

In late November I am running an Easy Stamp A Stack Class just so we can make a whole heap of Christmas cards FAST!!  So contact me quickly if you would like to join in the fun!

Class Date:  Saturday 26th November 2016

Class Time: 1.30pm-4pm

Where: My home in Cameron Park, NSW (RSVP for address).

Cost: $25 for 10 cards - includes all materials and envelopes (2 each of 5 designs).

Please RSVP for this class by Monday 21st November. Contact me via email: lisa.gai.hodge@gmail.com or mobile 0479 196 781 (text message preferred).

I hope to see you at the class!

Happy crafting!

Lisa xx

#StampinUp #StampinUpAustralia #EasyCardsAndCraft #Class #Christmas #StampAStack

Sunday, 6 November 2016

Sweet Home Stampin' Up! Class

Sweet Home Stampin' Up!

Recently I have held two Step It Up Classes where we made houses using the delightful Stampin' Up! bundle "Sweet Home".  The first class was so popular I was asked to run it again!  Everyone has thoroughly enjoyed making them.  Keep an eye out for my class dates in the New Year as I will run the class again.

Sweet Home Stampin' Up!

You can buy the stamps and dies separately - but really why would you when you can save 10% with the bundle and you can do so much with them!  Check out my online store or ask me to place an order for you.  I made the gingerbread house at the top of this post - but you really can make anytime of house you like - Christmas, Halloween / haunted, pretty, beach, funky ... etc.

Here are some pics of the houses the ladies made at my first class.  Aren't they fabulous!

Sweet Home Stampin' Up!

Sweet Home Stampin' Up!

Sweet Home Stampin' Up!

Sweet Home Stampin' Up!

Sweet Home Stampin' Up!

Sweet Home Stampin' Up!

With these houses we made them so that one side of the roof could be opened and treats placed inside.

I'm hoping to make a few Christmas ones and have them as place markers for Christmas dinner (with after dinner mints tucked inside).

Coming up on Saturday 26th November I will be having an Easy Stamp A Stack Class so that we can make a whole heap of Christmas cards fast! I will post details of this class up tomorrow on the blog.  Please let me know if you would like to join my email newsletter list to stay up to date with classes and Stampin' Up! goings on each month - email me at lisa.gai.hodge@gmail.com

I hope you all have a great week.

Happy crafting and hugs,
Lisa xx

#StampinUp #StampinUpAustralia #SweetHome #BigShot #StepItUp #Class #Christmas #Halloween #Pretty

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Stitched from the heart with Stitched Shapes Framelits


Wow!  Stampin' Up! have released this framelits set early - it was due to come out mid 2017.  It is a fantastic set to use with your Christmas projects but also all year round.  And wait for it ... it is on sale 25% off during November (1st- 30th).

There's even more great news.  Stampin' Up! have put some fabulous stamp sets on sale that co-ordinate beautifully with the Stitched Shapes Framelits - these are also offered at 25% off.

So check out the framelits and the stamp sets in my online store - or contact me to purchase these great products.

Happy crafting and hugs,
Lisa xx

#StampinUp #StampinUpAustralia #StitchedShapesFramelits #BigShot #Sale #Stamps #StitchedFromTheHeart

Sunday, 30 October 2016

Trick and Treat! Easy Gifts You Can Make For Christmas & Halloween


Apologies for being behind in blogging!  I have been flat out the last few months and it has been tricky to find the time to craft and blog.  Here's one of the recent projects we did at my Easy Cards and Craft Class a couple of weeks back.  We made some little gifts that will be great to give to work mates, kids, friends, etc.  Really really easy and quick to do and they look great!  See below on how to make these treats (P.S. there's my trick in showing you how to make them!!).



The crafters at my class could choose to do Christmas, Halloween or baby shower gifts.  The Cookie Cutter punch and the coordinating stamp sets are a lot of fun to play with.

The Cookie Cutter Christmas Stamp Set and the Cookie Cutter Punch are available separately or as a bundle. If you purchase the bundle you save 10%.
The Cookie Cutter Halloween Stamp Set is super cute.  All of these stamp sets and the punch are available in my online store.


So how do you make the treats up?  Take a piece of cardstock 4.9cm x 21cm. Fold it in half with a bone folder.  Punch each end with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch (also available in my store).
You can choose to decorate the cardstock further by stamping or with the Scarecrow treat above, I have embossed the piece with my Big Shot and Lucky Stars Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.


Stamp your cookie image out and colour with Stampin Write Markers.  Take a couple of glue dots and place on a Freddo Frog (snack size) and stick the Freddo to the inside of one half of the folded cardstock piece.  Now fold the other half of the cardstock around and tie some ribbon at the top  (for the class I used the beautiful and sparkly silver ribbon from the Glitter Ribbon Combo Pack in the Holiday Catalogue).  It's as easy as that!


After my classes my girls always like to craft with me and make the projects that were in the class.  My eldest, Caitlin who is 11, really got into this project and made some Halloween treats for her school friends.


Aren't these fabulous!  She did them all by herself.  My favourite is the skeleton - I love that she highlighted the skeleton with the pink and then coloured the bow that she punched out with black and pink and popped this on the skeleton's head. Awesome!!

Well I hope that you have enjoyed seeing this project.  Love to hear what you think!

Happy crafting and hugs!

Lisa xx

#StampinUp #StampinUpAustralia #Halloween #Christmas #CookieCutter #Punch #ScallopedTagTopper #TrickOrTreat #GiftIdeas #KidsCraft

Monday, 19 September 2016

Special deals finish this Wednesday 21st September

Don't miss out on these fantastic Special Deals.  They are available up to 11.50pm this Wednesday 21st September 2016.



Shop online in my store or contact me to place an order for you.  Also don't forget to check out the bargains on the Clearance Rack at the moment!

Happy shopping!
Lisa
#StampinUp #StampinUpAustralia #SpecialDeals #ClearanceRack

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

New Clearance Rack Items - Grab Them Fast!


I know many of you LOVE the clearance rack. Well jump onto my online store quick as new items have been added and they will go fast!

Lots of great bargains here.  Happy shopping!

Lisa xx
#StampinUp #StampinUpAustralia #ClearanceRack #Bargain

Friday, 26 August 2016

Oops! Yes class is tomorrow

Hi Everyone,

One of my keen-eyed friends has double checked with me about whether class is tomorrow.  YES!  I had a typo in my original post.  It is tomorrow Saturday 27th August for the Step It Up class.

We are going to be doing shaker cards!

Day: Saturday 27th August 2016
Time: 2pm
Location: My house, Cameron Park.

Let me know asap if you want to join in!  Happy Friday.

Lisa xx

#StampinUp #StampinUpAustralia #Class #StepItUp #ShakerCards

Saturday, 20 August 2016

You are loved a lot

#StampinUp #PetalBurst #BigShot #WatercolorWings #GratefulBunch

Last Saturday at my Easy Cards and Craft Class this was one of the cards that we created.  It was a fun class creating beautiful backgrounds with an embossing folder.

This embossing folder is in the new Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue 2016-2017 and is called Petal Burst (product code 141493).  It is available for purchase in my online store.

I love the colours and what the embossing folder does - so pretty.

Just a reminder that I have my Step It Up Class running next Saturday 28th August at 2pm (my home in Cameron Park).  Please RSVP by Thursday if you would like to attend.

Hope you are having a happy weekend,

Hugs,
Lisa xx

#StampinUp #StampinUpAustralia #embossing #BigShot #PetalBurst #WatercolorWings #GratefulBunch #colouring #technique #embossingfolders #EasyCardsandCraftClass

Sunday, 14 August 2016

Happy Birthday Tim


Many happy returns to my brother-in-law Tim who has been celebrating his birthday today.  I have made this card featuring some now retired designer series paper called "Going Places" that was from this year's Occasions Catalogue.  The paper reminded me of Tim's major artwork from his Higher School Certificate (many years ago now - mmm I may get in trouble for saying that ...).

I've stamped out the sentiment and stars with the new Labeler Alphabet stamp set (p.156 of the Annual Catalogue 2016-2017).  Loooovvvveee this set!!
Colours on this card include Real Red, Very Vanilla, Whisper White and Basic Black.

Well, I hope you've all had a great Sunday.  Thanks for checking out my blog.

Happy crafting,
Lisa xx

#StampinUp #StampinUpAustralia #LabelerAlphabet #malecard

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

August Classes

Here are the upcoming dates for classes in August:

August Class 1: Easy Cards & Craft Class
A class where you can learn the basics.  Basic stamping, heat embossing, colouring, etc.  So in this class we will focus on making simple gorgeous cards or craft that help new crafters learn these techniques.  The other idea is to show crafters that you don't need a mountain of craft supplies to make beautiful cards and craft.  I want this class to be relaxing and fun for all!
Class Date: Saturday 13th August 2016
Time: 2.00pm-4.00pm
Where: My home, Cameron Park
Cost: $15 for 2 projects - includes all materials

RSVP: Please RSVP for this class by Thursday 11th August. Contact me via email: lisa.gai.hodge@gmail.com or mobile: 0479 196 781.

August Class 2: Step It Up
This will basically be the type of class I have been running already.  Using different techniques (and combining techniques), products and variety of styles to create beautiful projects. 
Class Date: Saturday 27th August 2016
Time: 2.00-4.00pm
Where: My home, Cameron Park
Cost: $15 for 2 projects - includes all materials

RSVP: RSVP for this class by Thursday 25th August.  Contact me via email: lisa.gai.hodge@gmail.com or mobile: 0479 196 781.

Hope to see you soon!
Hugs, 
Lisa xx

#StampinUp #StampinUpAustralia #Classes #EasyCardsAndCraft #StepItUp

Sunday, 7 August 2016

I Stamped This


If you sell any hand stamped items you should always adhere to the angel policy of the company whose products you have used to create projects.  The angel policy for Stampin' Up! Australia can be found here.  The stamps available in this set above can be stamped onto your projects so that you comply with the Stampin' Up! Angel Policy.

If you would like to purchase this set - contact me or purchase from my online store.
It is available in Wood Mount 137049 $44.00 AUD or in Clear Mount 144274 $31.00 AUD.

Happy crafting!

Lisa xx
#StampinUp #StampinUpAustralia #IStampedThis #AngelPolicy

Saturday, 6 August 2016

Sunshine Hearts Card


I send out an eNewsletter to my subscribers each month and include free project instructions to a card or papercraft project that I have designed.  This month I created a card using the gorgeous Sunshine Wishes thinlits and featured the Watermelon Wonder card and instructions in my newsletter.  If you would like to receive my monthly e-newsletter just send me a quick email and I will add you to the list.
Here's the Watermelon Wonder card that I featured in my newsletter. The washi tape I have used is from the Affectionately Yours washi tape set.

The Night of Navy card was lovely to make too.  I reversed where the hearts and congrats were placed.  Here I've used washi tape from the Floral Boutique set. Washi tape is just so useful and CHEAP!!!  Love what is possible with it!

Well, I'd love to know your thoughts on these cards.  Hope you are having an amazing weekend.

Happy crafting and hugs,

Lisa xx
#StampinUp #StampinUpAustralia #WashiTape #SunshineWishes #hearts #AffectionatelyYours #FloralBoutique

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Thoughtful Branches Dies & Stamps Available From Today - Only While Stocks Last!


Thoughtful Branches - Limited Release Stamp Set And Thinlits
Stampin' Up!® are releasing a limited time Stamp Set and Thinlits that you can purchase in August OR you could use your coupons! Purchase as a bundle and save 10% (stamp set & thinlits) or separately (stamp set or thinlits) - Thoughtful Branches is only while stocks last so be ready to purchase on the release date - 2nd August 2016 or you could miss out.
 

Thoughful Branches Bundle (Item code: 144328) $90.75
Thoughtful Branches Photopolymer Stamp Set (Item code: 143539) $47.00
Beautiful Branches Thinlits Dies (Item code: 143538) $54.00

Shop Online In My Store OR contact me to place an order for you. This set will go fast!


Happy crafting!
Lisa
#StampinUp #StampinUpAustralia #ThoughtfulBranches

Sunday, 31 July 2016

Thanks With Stampin' Up!'s Floral Phrases


Wow!  The week has gone by super fast!  I had intended to post up this card earlier.  This is the other card we did at my class last weekend.  If you would like to check out the other card click here.

In the new Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue 2016-2017, the Floral Phrases set was the set I just had to get straight away (I know, who am I kidding, along with half the catalogue...).  But really - pages 76-77 were my favourite featuring this stamp set, dies, papers and Night of Navy ...

It is just so easy to create something spectacular with any of the products on those pages.  For this card the die set is the hero product - in a very simple but elegant card.

Hope you have had an amazing weekend!

Lots of hugs,
Lisa xx

#StampinUp #StampinUpAustralia #FloralPhrases #FloralThinlits #NightOfNavy #StepItUpClass

Saturday, 23 July 2016

Sunshine Love Wishes


Another great class today with lovely ladies joining me for the Step It Up Class.  Today we did a lot with the Big Shot and played with some beautiful embossing folders and dies.

For today's class I wanted to show that you can use a dry embossed image in a different way by colouring the raised areas with Stampin' Write Markers.  I love the new 2016-2018 In Colors so have used four of the 2016-2016 Marker Collection here on an embossed image created with one of the "Floral Affection" folders.  I've also used Garden Green from the Regals Marker Set for the leaves.

I've also used details from the "Sunshine Wishes" Thinlits set.  This set just makes me feel so happy - just like stamping and papercrafts.

Well I hope you have enjoyed a wonderful Saturday.
Love and hugs,

Lisa xx

#StampinUp #StampinUpAustralia #BigShot #StampinWriteMarkers #FloralAffection #SunshineWishes #Embossing #PrecisionPlate #Dies

Saturday, 16 July 2016

Watercolor Wings Silver Embossed Card


The other card that we created at my Easy Cards Class last Saturday (see my previous post for first card).   We used one of my favourite stamp sets - Watercolor Wings.  It is another Two/Three Step Stamp Set - and it is just sooo pretty!
For this card the main colours used are Mint Macaron and Emerald Envy - highlighted with some Silver Embossing.  A simple card with beautiful results.

Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend :)

Happy crafting and hugs,
Lisa xx

#StampinUp #StampinUpAustralia #WatercolorWings #heatembossing #EmeraldEnvy #MintMacaron #TwoStepStamping #EasyCardsAndCraftClass

Sunday, 10 July 2016

Embossed Wondrous Wreath Card


Yesterday I held my Easy Cards & Craft Class and the focus was learning how to use Two/Three Step Stamping Sets and practising heat embossing.

For this card the stamp set used is Wondrous Wreath.  I have used this set so much - lots of fun ways to use it and great value for money.  Here's some of my previous posts with examples of this set:

Wondrous Wreath - CASEing the Holiday Catty

Wondrous Wreath Fun!

Wonderful Christmas


For this card the stamp with a smaller number of leaves was stamped over the top of the main wreath image and heat set with gold embossing powder.  I really love the colour combo with Very Vanilla Cardstock, Crumb Cake Ink Pad, Gold Embossing and popped with the new In-Color Sweet Sugarplum - used for the ruched ribbon, stamped sentiment and the cardstock to highlight the wreath panel.



I also wanted to show the class one of my favourite things - the VersaMark stamp pad.  It is a great item to start out with when getting into cardmaking and scrapbooking as you can use it in a lot of different ways.  It also has a refill available - I like to make sure the pad is really juicy for lovely clear embossed images - it really helps the powder to stick better prior to heating.


I hope you have enjoyed seeing this project.

Happy crafting and hugs,
Lisa xx

#StampinUp #StampinUpAustralia #WondrousWreath #HeatEmbossing #TwoStepStamping #EasyCardsAndCraftClass #VersaMark #Christmas #SweetSugarplum

Thursday, 7 July 2016

Bonus Deals = Awesome Deals!


During July for EVERY $90 you spend this month you will get a $9 coupon emailed to you to use in August! 

IMPORTANT:
 Now make sure you save that email and write down your codes, because there is no way to find them if you lose the email. 


Spend $90 - one $9 Coupon
Spend $180 in the same order - Two $9 Coupons
and so on...

You can earn the coupons multiple times and in August you can use multiple coupons for an individual order. So this month is a fantastic time to get those items you have on your wish list.

So click here to Shop Online In My Store and enter your email address when prompted as you place your order to receive your coupon code
OR
Ask me to place an order for you and I will organise the code for you.

Hugs,

Lisa xx

#StampinUp #StampinUpAustralia #BonusDays #Coupons 

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

July Stampin' Up! Classes

Just a reminder for the July classes - details below.  Easy Cards & Craft Class is this Saturday 9th July and the RSVP for this class is this Thursday 7th.

July 2016 - Upcoming Classes

July Class 1: Easy Cards & Craft Class
I've had some new crafters say that they would love a class where they can learn the basics.  Basic stamping, heat embossing, colouring, etc.  So in this class we will focus on making simple gorgeous cards or craft that help new crafters learn these techniques.  The other idea is to show crafters that you don't need a mountain of craft supplies to make beautiful cards and craft.  I want this class to be relaxing and fun for all!

Class Date: Saturday 9th July 2016
Time: 2.00pm-4.00pm
Where: My home, Cameron Park
Cost: $15 for 2 projects - includes all materials


RSVP: Please RSVP for this class by Thursday 7th July. Contact me via email: lisa.gai.hodge@gmail.com or mobile: 0479 196 781.

July Class 2: Step It Up
This will basically be the type of class I have been running already.  Using different techniques (and combining techniques), products and variety of styles to create beautiful projects. 

Class Date: Saturday 23rd July
Time: 2.00-4.00pm
Where: My home, Cameron Park
Cost: $15 for 2 projects - includes all materials

RSVP: RSVP for this class by Thursday 21st July.  Contact me via email: lisa.gai.hodge@gmail.com or mobile: 0479 196 781.

 
Happy crafting & hugs,
Lisa xx

#StampinUp #StampinUpAustralia #Class #EasyCardsAndCraft #StepItUp #CameronPark #NSW #Newcastle #LakeMacquarie #Maitland #cardmaking #papercraft #scrapbooking

Friday, 24 June 2016

More Stampin' Rewards For June!

In June you get an extra Stampin' Rewards on parties with sales $450 and over.


Contact me if you would like to have an in-home party or host a catalogue party in June (just collect orders from your friends and you reap the benefits as if you had a party).

Hugs,
Lisa xx
#StampinUp #StampinUpAustralia #StampinRewards #Host #AnnualCatalogue #2016-2017

Affectionately Yours With The Bunch Of Blossoms Stampin' Up! Set

Affectionately Yours DSP Bunch Of Blossoms Stampin Up
Another one of the cards from my Easy Cards & Craft Class. The cards that we completed on Sunday featured the same stamp set and punch bundle - Bunch of Blossoms Stamp Set and the Blossom Builder Punch.  You can purchase these products separately or save by buying as a bundle - contact me if you would like to order them or shop online now in my store.

 
This card is one that I cased from the new Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue 2016.  I have changed it up a bit by using the gorgeous designer series paper "Affectionately Yours".  There are lots of fabulous ideas in the annual catalogue for fantastic cards and scrapbooking layouts.  I give all of my customers the annual catalogue for free - and they really enjoy it.
 

My 6 year old daughter Charlotte made this card too after class on Saturday.  She proclaimed that she loves glue dots and she is very good at using them - lol!  I asked her who she was making hers for - she said "Jakey".  Jakey has been friends with her since they were born and there is only 4 days difference between them.  Jake said the other day to her that they would get married when they are 10!

Looks like I'd better start saving up for the wedding!  I hear he was very impressed with the card and wants to show his Nanna and Poppy.

Hope you are all enjoying the cooler weather as an opportunity to get into crafting.
Hugs,
Lisa xx

#StampinUp #StampinUpAustralia #AffectionatelyYours #DesignerSeriesPaper #BunchOfBlossoms #BlossomBuilderPunch #EasyCardsAndCraft #Class