Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Its Sale-a-Bration time

Let's all sale-a-brate ....

For those of you who don’t know about Sale-A-Bration it is one of THE best times in the Stampin’ Up! Calendar...and everybody wins during Sale-A-Bration...

There are of course great offers for hostesses of qualifying workshops as usual and  great offers for customers too.

 During sale--a-bration for every £45 you spend (excluding p&p), you get to choose from a range of exclusive time limited products. These products are not currently available to buy, you can only get them as part of the Sale-A-Bration promotion and this year you get to choose between no less than four fabulous stamp sets and these gorgeous designer papers  

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This is in addition to any hostess benefits you may qualify to receive and it’s not limited to one set per person, you get to choose free products for every £45 you spend (excluding p&p)

And there is also no better time to join the Stampin’ Up! Team... 

I joined during  a SAB  promotion and in addition to my starter kit which was already excellent value, I  picked up lots of extra benefits for FREE  - which happens to be my absolute favourite price!

 Join my team during Sale-a-Bration and in addition to your fully customisable starter kit (already great value at £119 for £250 worth of products)  you also get to choose any other current stamp set for free. This means in total you will get nearly £300 worth of products for just £119!

  So as you can see there are plenty of reasons to sale-a-brate. If you would like to know more about
√ hosting a workshop in your home
√ organising a virtual workshop with your friends
√ joining the Stampin’ Up! Team

or you have any questions about any of the products please just let me know and we can have a no obligation chat at a time to suit you.


Monday, 9 January 2012

What a day...

After being poorly all over Christmas I am finally feeling better and on Sunday I went up to Peterborough to spend the day with other Stampin' Up! demonstrators. The day was all about what we do 


 and included some inspirational conversations, lots of creativity - we made several projects during the day using fabulous new products...and sharing - sharing ideas and experiences and sharing our creative work. 
Before each of these get together events we all make some sample projects which we then swap and share with our fellow demos. This event we all used products form the new mini catalogue which was released last week.
For my swaps I decided to use the new fruits and flowers stamp set... and when I started out I had no idea where this would take me. These are a few of the swaps I made... 

Firstly I started out making cards using the fruits and flowers stamp set and teeny tiny wishes sentiments set, with strawberries and cherries stamped in real red ink and covered in crystal effects to really make them look juicy...I also used the heart punch, scalloped ribbon, some embossed card (using an embossing folder and my Big Shot) and some of the gorgeous ruffled ribbon. 
In the second set I just  couldn't resist adding in a few cards made using lucky limeade base card with chocolate chip textured card and the fabulously delicious Spice Cake range of designer papers

and as well as the cards I made these really cute little mini post it holders. For these I used the fruits and flowers stamp set in real red and old olive ink onto crumb cake and I chose a variety of  ways of decorating for the closures. These were such fun to make and are the perfect size to fit in a pocket , purse or handbag.

The swap items I got form my fellow demos were  amazing. I will try to take a photo of them and will upload it soon.

I returned home last evening, exhausted but invigorated and ready to get creative.

 I have great plans for things I would like to do in the coming year... 

What do you have planned?

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Happy New Year, Happy New Mini

Happy New Year... 2012 is here and today sees the launch of the new Stampin' Up Spring mini catalogue which is packed with lovely new goodies to kick start your  new year creativity.

To celebrate the new mini and showcase some project ideas using goodies from the mini catalogue a group of demos have linked up for a blog hop. Sadly I was unable to join the hop this time because have been unwell all over the holidays and am still battling the dreaded germs, but you can find the start of the blog hop here with Alison . I plan to  check this out right now, I know it will be good.

If you don't already have a copy of the new mini catalogue and would like one please contact me
 or you can browse  or download an online copy

So for now its Happy New Year, Happy New mini and Happy New Hop....