Friday, 31 May 2013

Retiring List is out...get them while you can...

Its that time again...when some of our favourite products are retiring to make way for new ones waiting eagerly in the wings to take their place in the catalogue and in our hearts.

Simply click on the picture to go to the lists of retiring products. To make things easier the list has been split into two...retiring stamps are on one list and accessories - which is everything else including paper, card, inks, punches, dies and embossing folders and embellishments on another.  Some retiring products are being sold at a discount and everything on the list has limited availability so to avoid disappointment get them while you can because when they are gone, they are gone and there will be no more stock available.

Online ordering is not available at the moment  while essential adjustments are being made to the system,  but it is really easy to place an order by simply contacting me today.  Its the same process if you have any questions about products or any promotions or events. 

Why not pop over and stock up on  your favourites or grab a bargain from the retiring products list today!

Until next time, take care

Christa   xx

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Online ordering is here!

I am delighted to be able to announce that official Stampin' Up! demonstrator websites with online ordering facility have finally arrived in the UK                                                                      

and my official demonstrator website is right here! 

What does this mean? 
Well the demonstrator  website provides a central place for you to check out up coming events, book workshops, parties or classes. You can also search project ideas for inspiration and browse or download the online catalogues...but best of all is the online ordering online shop for Stampin' Up! products that is open 24 hours a day.

How do I order online?
 The simplest way to shop online is go to my demonstrator website (Please bookmark that page so you can find it again later, the online shop page will not remain as bookmarked) and click on one of the SHOP NOW buttons to take you to the online store. As you browse the store you can select items to add to your shipping bag. When you have finished making your selections you simply press the checkout button. At this stage you will be asked to log in or to create an account.  You will be asked to fill in your details and choose your password. You will then be taken to page to process payment for your order.  The next time you visit the online store you will simply need to enter your email address and password to log in.

You can also shop online via the main Stampin’ Up! UK website. If you choose this method please be sure to select me as your Demonstrator so that you can continue to benefit from being one of my Serendipity Stampers.  The easiest way to do this is to search for my name on the demonstrator directory - just enter Christa and you will find me. There is a SHOP NOW button on my demonstrator details page that will take you direct to the online store.  I am always very grateful for your orders and the opportunity to share what I love with you.

 Does it cost  more to order on line?
No - The product prices are listed in the catalogues and items will cost the same as they do when you order them through me.

What about post and packing ?
Stampin' UP! charges a flat rate £4.95 p&p on all orders. When you order on line  for the goods to be delivered direct to you via UPS there will be a post and packing charge of £4.95 regardless of the size of your order.  

 Can I still order by phoning or emailing you?
Of course you can - on line ordering is  simply an additional option for you to be able to place an order at any time of the day or night. I will still be available by phone and email - the personal  contact and service is very important to me

 Will you still be doing Parties and Classes?
Absolutely!  Parties and Classes are so much fun and you will still be able to order products at them.  They also give you the chance to try the product before you buy and to get hints and tips on how to get the most from your products.  

 Will I still get the same special offers and rewards when I order on line?
Yes you will.  You will be shown the latest offers when you order and if your order goes over £150 you will earn Stampin Rewards to spend on additional products.  Additionally when you order with me you will benefit from any personal promotions I may be running.

Will you still be my demonstrator if I order online?
Yes I will but I will only be linked to  your orders  IF you  shop via my online store or select me as your Demonstrator, so please make sure you do this.  It is by linking online orders this way that will allow me to continue to offer the things I offer to you.

What should I do if I have any questions?
You can still contact me in the usual ways – email me or via my facebook page.  You can also phone me on 07944603433

I hope you find this additional service beneficial and if you have any questions about it please just ask.  

To thank those who do set up an on line account with me and place an order before the end of June you will be entered into an exclusive prize draw to win some Stampin’ Up! goodies.

Until next time, take care

Christa   xx

Saturday, 18 May 2013

More This and That

I will confess I got my first This & That as a present when I was in the USA so I had longer than other UK demos to admire it and decide what to do with it...the only problem being that I got so stuck into the admiring phase that I became paralysed with indecision I just went ahead and ordered another one - because let's face it one journal just isn't enough and the papers and stickers and tape are just gorgeous...

While I was waiting for my second one, I started looking around the internet to see what others had done with theirs (as you do) and I began collecting ideas... and then I stopped... because no matter how many ideas I collect form other places, this is MY journal and as such it needs MY ideas...

So with trembling hands I finally took the plunge and made the first mark on the pristine cover....  and guess what...there was no thunderclap of disapproval, no lightning strike...and I realised what I was telling everyone else really was true... there is no right or wrong way to do this. Pretty soon my liberated inky fingers were whizzing round that cover making their mark.

Now this is by no means finished and it will not be to everyone's taste but I made a start and I loved it. 

This first journal is going to be my little book of blessings and inspiration and it is intentionally messy and impulsive and random.

This is only the start of the front of the first journal, but I already have different plans for the inside front cover and then I will move onto the pages and when I reach the end I will do the inside back cover as a conclusion to the book...because that is what I decided.  I'm not  yet sure when I will do the back cover, but since there are no rules and no right or wrong way to approach this we shall just wait and see.

My second journal will be completely different, but having that second one gave me the freedom to mess around with this one...and of course the beauty of it all is that if I tire of the front cover, I can simply start over and decorate it some other way. 

What will you do with your This & That Epic Day journal?

Until next time, take care

Christa   xx

Sunday, 12 May 2013

Stampin' Fun & Lolly Frocks

Throughout the year Stampin' Up! holds regional training events in various parts of the country but this weekend saw Stampin' Up! 's first ever all UK Regional event  which was held in Telford. Similar events are taking place across the European market countries and European demonstrators had the choice to go to any or all events in Europe.

It was amazing...hundreds of demos from all corners of the land gathered at The International Centre in Telford for a fun filled day of networking and sharing. It was great to catch up with old friends and to meet new people ...including the fabulous Chris from European demo support who helps us with all our queries online and on the phone.  Chris was a star, patiently standing before hundreds of cameras as we clamoured to meet and have our photo taken with our helpful hero.

As part of the day we were given some sneak peeks at some exciting things coming soon from Stampin' Up! but for now our lips must remain sealed...  but its all good and I promise its all well worth waiting for....

No big Stampin' Up! event is complete without prize patrol and I was lucky enough to be one of the winners of the first round prize patrol... Watch this space for some sneaky peeks of my fabulous prize...

As always swaps are an important part of any gathering of Stampin' Up! demos and this was no different - although the practicalities of making 350 swaps was a bit beyond many of us, we still did our best and I brought home some beautiful swapped projects.

For my swaps  I made some little treat holders
 that I named Lolly Frocks . 
They are little boxes hidden behind the dress skirts made using the dress up framelits.
 A little lollipop sits into the box and the lolly stick
 comes up through the neckline. A stamped layered
 label forms the dolly face on the lolly frocks.

If you would like to know more about what you need and how to make these little treats holders or you would like to join the fun and become part of the Stampin' Up! team then please contact me today.

Until next time, take care

Christa   xx

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

This and That


 I am totally delighted to be able to introduce                                                                                              THIS & THAT  ...                                                        a new and exciting product line from Stampin' Up!

So what is it exactly?

 Well it is whatever you want it to be....

 This what Stampin' Up! says about the new product line...

Your life is: Fabulous. Quirky. Exciting. Perfectly messy. And happening really fast. So we’re happy to introduce our newest product line that lets you capture it all on-the-go. This and That will debut in the 2013-2014 annual catalogue, but we’re giving you and everybody else the chance to get it now! 

From 1–31 May you can get our five This and That products in a bundle for 15 percent off! Or, you can buy them separately through June and into the new catalogue (but why would you do that when you can get them all for at a discount?). Watch for more This and That products added to our line in the coming months!

So what exactly is in the bundle?

  • Epic Day This&That journal - it is gorgeous with a thick chipboard cover with an embossed hexagon pattern on the front ready for you to decorate as you wish
  • Epic Day This & That Designer Series Paper - a apck of 12 x12 double sided designer papers to match and compliment the pages of the journal
  • Remember This & That Rotary Stamp - this handy tool has the dates you'd expect but also has a selection of 12 useful phrases 
  • Epic Day This & That Stickers - there are four sheets of fabulous stickers with phrases and shapes in designs to co-ordinate and compliment your journal pages.
  • Epic day This & That Washi Tape - Three rolls - so three different designs of washi tape to co-ordinate with the range.
There is just loads of product in this bundle and so many ways to use it all....the papers, stickers, tape and stamps can be used on other projects too.

If you like the idea of a This & That journal for the things that are important to you and want to take advantage of the 15% off bundle or you like the idea, but are not sure you would do with yours, then then just contact me today  and let me help you get started.

Until next time

Take care

Christa   xx