What’s happening in the Studio in 2015???

kids classes 2015I have had lots of requests to run School Holiday classes for kids so I have got a few booked for next week :).

Numbers are limited to everyone has the opportunity to learn and have fun!  All materials are supplied (except for the camera in the Digital Photography one) so why not get your children up and out of the house to do something different, fun & exciting these holidays.

For further information or to book, please call 0427 519 969 or email craft2u.sam@gmail.com

happy creating, Sam 


Stamp Stock & Save ~ but be quick!!!!


Stampin’ Up! is so excited about this year’s World Cardmaking Day, that we’re having an amazing 15% off sale on some of your favourite products! From 1-6 October,  you’ll be able to purchase select ink, paper, envelopes, and adhesive-all at a 15% discount! Select stamps are 20%!

Now is the time to restock your own supply, encourage your downline to prepare for a festive season filled with parties, or share Stampin’ Up! with new customers. There’s nothing more exciting, and profitable, than sharing our products with new people, teaching them how to create handmade cards, and offering them the chance to get affordable deals on our unique products. With Christmas right around the corner, it’s a perfect chance to make cards!

  • Colour collections and Whisper White in the A4, along with C6 and Medium envelopes, will be offered at a 15% discount
  • Fast Fuse Adhesive and refill component will be offered at a 15% discount
  • All individual ink pads will be offered at a 15% discount

The deadline for ordering is the 6th of October 2014 so please call me on 0427 519 969 or email @ craft2u.sam@gmail.com

Happy Stamping!!!

Weekly Deals



Stampin’ Ups Weekly Deals have been so popular that they have decided to keep them indefinitely….

So make sure you click on the link here and check out each week what’s up for grabs!  New deals are released every Wednesday and you are quite welcome to email me @ craft2u.sam@gmail.com or text/phone me on 0427 519 969.

In the mean time…..keep on Stamping!!!!



What’s happening @ Stampin Up??


Where do I begin????  Well, firstly I must apologise!  It’s been far too long in between blog posts!! Unfortunately I have been busy blogging and creating a little Website wonder for other people :).

We have still been making some gorgeous creations in class each week and still creating new and interesting designs after over 12 months of weekly classes!  This week is no exception!  We will be dabbling in the new “Project Life” by Becky Higgins…

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Project Life is the latest craze to hit Scrapbooking!  It is a wonderful and quick way to get all of those loose photos safely tucked into an album with some gorgeous accessories to make it soooo EASY!!!  This also makes for the perfect holiday crafting as you don’t need to pack away all of your supplies.  Becky has designed this gorgeous box which you can just pick up and take with you.  Along with plenty of other exciting accessories, check them out here.

Everyday Adventure Card Collection

Next month will see the launch of the new 2014~2015 Stampin’ Up! Catalogue!  So everyone knows what that means…….



RETIRED LIST SALE!!!!!! That’s right, SALE!!!!  So click on the link here to make sure you don’t miss out on any of those favorite items before they’re gone!

And to Celebrate, I WILL PAY YOUR POSTAGE ON ALL ORDERS OVER $100!!!!  That’s right, I will pay your postage on any order over $100 until the 30th of June 2014!  So just email me @ craft2u.sam@gmail.com or phone me on 0427 519 969 to get in before stocks are gone ~ once the Retired stock is sold out….that’s it!

If you really think you’d like to have a go at what I’m doing, now is the perfect time to give it a go for only $85!  Would you like more information on becoming a Stampin’ Up Demonstrator and all of the benefits, just call or email on the above details and I’d be more than happy to explain everything and answer any questions you may have.


Join $8


Hopefully I haven’t blown your mind with too much information :)!

In the mean time, Keep on Stamping!!!!


Class Tonight….

What do you get with baby wipes, a transparency & mini brads?? A really cool card!!! This is tonight’s class project…nath 15 1

nath 15 3

nath 15 2

This is the most simple technique and has such a cool unique look!

For those who are wondering, I run evening classes every Thursday from 7.30pm to 9.30pm and cost $15 including all materials.

Daytime classes are changing next month {March} to every 2nd Friday 11am to 1pm.

If you would like further information you are welcome to call me on 0427 519 969 or email craft2u.sam@gmail.com



More Clearance Rack Discounts!!!!

clearance rack

I don’t know if you had a look at the last Clearance Rack, but I certainly picked up some FABULOUS bargains!  I got some of the gorgeous fabric for $3.39!  YES $3.39 for 3 x fat quarters!  I have a special project lined up for it too :).

Well anyway, there are MORE items which have just been listed here, just email/phone me your order 0427 519 969 or craft2u.sam@gmail.com and GUESS WHAT????  You can get Sale~a~brations for free with that too!  What does that mean?  Well when your order totals $90 you can pick something from the Sale~a~brations Mini Catalogue for FREE!

Saleabrations 2014Classes start back next week {1st week of February} and they are held Thursday Evenings 7.30 ~ 9.30pm and every 2nd Monday 10am ~ 12pm until March when we are swapping to a Friday.

All Classes are still $15 including all materials {& cuppa :)}

So I look forward to seeing you soon, please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.


She has her leaves!!!


I don’t know if you remember last year I featured this gorgeous beauty here.  Well…. I thought I’d revisit her just before Christmas and share her gorgeous beauty with her leaves on!

So……here she is………


Isn’t she BEAUTIFUL!!!  I think she looks even more beautiful with her leaves on!

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 lanternan fest 13 lanternan fest 12 lanternan fest 11 lanternan fest 10 lanternan fest 9 lanternan fest 7 lanternan fest 6 lanternan fest 5 lanternan fest 4 lanternan fest 3 lanternan fest 2There is a wonderful tradition in a little town near Hamilton called Tarrington called “Lanternan Fest”.  It is one of those wonderful activities which brings communities together.  Locals can decorate a hay bale and there is a competition to select the best one!

Locals also celebrate with a Festival at the local school {which I had a stall at, the atmosphere was fabulous!} and finish the night with a procession carrying lanterns through the streets looking at the bales, just wonderful!  Pick the bale designed by the very talented lady who owns the Yarn Bombed Tree….

In the mean time…. are we counting down to Sale~a~brations?????  Only 5 SLEEPS!!!  And it is just FABULOUS ~ very RETRO {sooo my cup of tea :)}

To celebrate, I will be having a launch night on Friday 31st of January @ 7.30pm.  This night is free of charge and you will be able to have a little play around with some of the Sale~a~brations goodies and some of the new Seasonal Catalogue goodies ~ and if you know me, there is always food involved :).

2014 is going to be a BIG year so come along for the RIDE!!!  I look forward to meeting you, if you’ve never stopped by, or catching up with you if I haven’t seen you over the holidays!

Just email your attendance to craft2u.sam@gmail.com or phone/text me on 0427 519 969 by Thursday.

In the mean time, happy stamping!



An art photoblog


As you start to walk out on the way, the way appears


Personalised Stationery & Craft

the gables