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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Welcome to our new blog!


Linda from here!!

Welcome to our new blog!!!  Here at, we are all about customer service and relationships--so, we thought, what better way to build relationships with our customers than to share a blog with you!

We will be sharing techniques, tutorials and creative ideas with you, we will also be hosting great contests with some fabulous prizes to be won! You will also be able to find out all the latest on new and upcoming products, we'll let you know when products go on presale and even more importantly when they arrive!!

We will be bringing a tutorial introduction to the blog soon but until then, feel free to click and wander around!

Something else we are SO excited about is that occasionally we will feature other bloggers whose creations inspire us, as special guests!   They will spend a day on the blog as our guest blogger and share one or two of their creations, as well as offer hints or techniques to help YOU become inspired too!


A little bit about me (Linda);
I'm Australian (so excuse any spelling discrepancies!!) and I love love LOVE craft. I've always been interested in craft, stationary and creating in general so it was only natural that I would eventually fall happily into card-making and scrapbooking.
Before we watched a day of Sumo--amazing!!

I started crafting about 3 years ago after a family trip to Japan. I really wanted to create an album with a difference to document our month-long trip, but I didn't know where to start.  Here in Australia, we are blessed with gorgeous weather, great people and beautiful beaches...but we're severely lacking in the scrapbooking stores and what they offer.  We also, have to deal with HIGH prices.  I was a bit disheartened and put the album off.

Eventually I realised the online world of shopping and that, as they say, was that.  I was hooked.  After many months of searching, I finally (and gleefully) found  Their prices and fantastic customer service left me feeling excited and inspired (rather than disappointed and broke!!)

It was from there that my friendship with them grew and when, just a few weeks ago (the other) Linda  and Tina asked me to be a part of their team as Blog and Creative Team coordinator.  To say I was excited is an understatement!!!  Of course I said yes (as well as jumped up and down a bit *wink*) and here we are now.

My role as Blog and Creative Team Coordinator is to be here to guide you through this piece of bloggy paradise and offer inspiration as well as tips, tricks and advice on how to achieve beautiful results in your crafty creations!

I'm so excited to be sharing this card with you on this new fabulous blog!!! *claps hands*.  It's such an honour to be working with the great team at and I'm so looking forward to all the exciting projects and contests we have planned for the coming months!


To make the card above you will need:
*Hero Arts Friends definition stamp, inked with ColorBox Fluid Chalk Cat's Eye Stylus Set Greens, with a little Walnut Stain Distress Ink on the edges.
*Olive green lace from local $1 store!!
*From my stash: Brown Ribbon,
Household String  and Chinese Coin (could use Tim Holtz Philosophy tags)
*Tim Holtz Sizzix Styled Labels Die, run through the bigkick with Swiss Dots embossing folder.
*American Crafts White Jewellery Box Thickers, inked with same colourbox queue chalk inks.
*Prima Fontaine Trellis roses 

*Hero Arts Foilage Mixed Accents (Bling)
*Cardstock Bazzill Maltball Smoothie Cardstock

Thanks so much for looking and I look forward to seeing you here again soon!!

Linda x


  1. Ha! I'm the first to post a comment here!!! Hihi!

    Congratulations to all of you girls for everything you've done so far! I wish you good luck to everything you'll be doing from now on ..and i really hope everything you do will turn out to be successful for you on every possible way! Will be looking forward on seeing this blog when completed, i'm sure it's gonna be great!! :) Good luck again!!!!

  2. Linda, good luck with the new blog and "job".... wishing you all every success.

  3. Great post, Linda! So excited for you! What a beautiful card! I love the text background and gorgeous colors! I'll be stopping by often to see what you're up too! Hugs! :)

  4. Love your card. congrats on the new blog!


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