Friday, 15 October 2010

It's October - It's Here!

It's the first of October so that means the launch of the all NEW Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalogue for 2010-2011.

You can click the link above or the cover of the catalogue to browse through the new bigger book.

I'm so excited to share this with you.

We have new colours, new stamps, new punches, new tools, new ribbons, new papers and lots and lots of new ideas.

You can get your hands on a copy of the new catalogue by booking a workshop with me or if you can't wait and have to order now you can add one to your next order at only £5.95.

Also, new this year, postage is now capped at £4.95 and no longer increases with how much you order so start working on those wish lists now :)

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Playing with leftovers and new supplies

After making all my baby tees cards I had lots of strips of certainly celery cardstock left from punching the scalloped borders.

Being a frugal crafter (some of the time) I was sure there was something I could do with them and having a play tonight made a woven effect background.

It was a bit fiddly and time consuming to keep it together but with the help of some sticky strip I got there.

My 2nd parcel of bits from the new catalogue also arrived yesterday so using a colour combination from the new Colour Coach - I started with my Certainly Celery woven background and I added -

Some Pink Pirouette cardstock punched with the Bird two step punch stamped with the medallion from the New Artistic Etchings set in Soft Suede Ink. I got this set in clear mount and it makes it really easy to see where you want to stamp your image.

I punched the wing and branch out of double sided design paper from the Love Stories Simply Scrappin kit as it had both the green and pink colours I wanted.

I layered the bird onto the woven patch and secured it with sticky strip onto Crumb Cake
carstock stamped with the Friendly background stamp in wild wasabi and then added Thanks from the Thank You Kindly set. The card and bird were also edged in Soft Suede.

I really like the look of this card so look out for more colour combinations from my colour coach in the future.

Sunday, 3 October 2010

Have a Contempo Christmas

Contempo Christmas was the clear mount stamp set I got free for attending our regional training session in September, one of the many perks of being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

The card was our make and take for the day using a selection of our new products.

The bauble stamp was stamped four times in one of our new colours Cherry Cobbler and then punched out with the matching ornament punch.

Three of the bauble shapes were used to make the 3D ornament then placed onto torn Cherry Cobbler cardstock layered onto torn Whisper White and then onto the Early Expresso base card.

The sentiment is also from the same set and was stamped in our craft White ink that shows up great on dark cardstock.

The finishing touch was the new Organza Ribbon in whisper white that I really love.

Saturday, 2 October 2010

New Product Parade

The first of the new products I want to share with you is this gorgeous Stampin' Around Jumbo Wheel. Baby Tees.

This is a row of five baby outfits that is going to look great in loads of colours but I thought I'd start simply with Bashful Blue and Pretty in Pink for a really quick couple of cards. Mixed it up with a little Certainly Celery and stamped the sentiments in two of our new colours Melon Mamo and Marina Mist. I really love how the Stampin' Up! colours tone in with each other both the lighter and darker shades.

Back tomorrow with another new set.

Friday, 1 October 2010

Clear-Mount Rubber Stamps

Stampin' Up! now offers repositionable, clear-mount rubber stamps, in addition to our award-winning wood-mount rubber stamps! These new clear-mount stamps are designed to maintain the unbeatable image quality you love about traditional Stampin' Up! stamps, while at the same time offering the flexibility, ease of use, and storability inherent in repositionable rubber stamps.
I wasn't sure I would like these as I love getting to grips with my wood mounted stamps but I had a chance to use the recently at our regional training session and I could be converted :)

So much easier to store - as they come in a DVD sized box they take up way less space.
Easier to position - you can see through the clear mount blocks so ideal when I can't find my stampamajig.
Clear sharp stamped images - no blurring as we still have the high quality red rubber and foam cushioning.
Saves time - able to combine different stamps on same block to make up new images or stamp at same time.

Why not add a set to your next order or book a workshop and try them for yourself.

Sunday, 1 August 2010

August 2 Step Stampin' Promotion

Its August so we have a new special offer from Stampin' Up!

20% off selected Two Step Stampin' sets

Two-Step into Fabulous

Stampin’ Up!’s Two-Step Stampin’ sets allow you to quickly and easily take your

creativity to the next level. And from 1-31 August,

you’ll get 20 percent off select Two-Step Stampin’ sets from our current

catalogues--no limit, no minimum purchase required!

Choose from any of the stamp sets listed below:




Regular Price

Sale Price



Loads of Love





Des tonnes d'amour (French Loads of Love)





Liebe, nichts als Liebe (German Loads of Love)





Big Bold Birthday





Un super anniversaire (French Big Bold Birthday)





Trendy Trees





Greenhouse Garden





Something Sweet





Un peu de douceur (French Something Sweet)





Süße Kleinigkeiten (German Something Sweet)





Tiny Tags





Bird on a Branch



*From Mini Catalogue

Tuesday, 8 June 2010


Extra! Extra! Stampin’ Up! hostesses get extra hostess rewards 1 June-31 July, in addition to the already fantastic hostess benefits!

From 1 June-31 July, Stampin’ Up! hostesses can earn an EXTRA £20 to use toward Stampin’ Up! products of their choice when they host a workshop totaling £250 or more in product sales!

This extra benefit is in addition to the standard hostess benefits they receive when they host a workshop. The standard hostess benefits include

  • A free 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalogue worth £4.95, provided by me, your demonstrator.
  • Free products only available to hostesses (with qualifying orders; select from the products on pages 10-14 of the catalogue).
  • Free Stampin’ Up! products of your choice.

Workshop total
(before shipping and handling)

Stampin’ Up! merchandise

Extra, Extra hostess rewards

Free Stampin’ Up! merchandise with
Extra, Extra
hostess rewards

£250 - £299





£300 - £349





£350 - £399





£400 - £449





£450 - £499





£500 - £549*





* The Extra, Extra Hostess Rewards apply to all workshops above £250; to see hostess benefits for workshops totaling £550 and above, visit the Hostess Benefits web page.

These hostess rewards are only one benefit of hosting a workshop. When you host a workshop, you also get to spend time with friends and family, as well as learn exciting new crafting techniques and project ideas from your personal stamping expert.

Contact me TODAY to schedule a workshop and take advantage of these limited-time extra hostess benefits!

Sunday, 30 May 2010

Running Layout!

I've taken up running and after 3 weeks also got some of my scrapbooking mojo back so here is my running layout featuring my new shoes and a kit I got from QVC about 5 years ago.

Sunday, 25 April 2010

Scrapping Time :)

On Friday afternoon while chatting on Facebook with my friend Kat I discovered there was to be another UKScrappers Cybercrop this weekend. Its been ages since I've done any scrapbooking, my craft desk looked like a bomb site and I was still unpacking from my holidays so of course I headed right over and signed up. :)

I didn't try every class or challenge but have picked up several ideas for future layouts when I get round to printing out my holiday pics.

In the meantime one of the layouts I completed was all Stampin' Up! and I last got to grips with covering chipboard with patterned paper.

So this is me on our first Formal Night of the Cruise last year using Patterned paper from Love Stories Simply Scrappin' kit and Tea & Crumpets DP, Chocolate Chip and Not Quite Navy card stock, Chipboard Flower and leaves from On Board Batch of Blooms.

If you're interested in ordering any of these supplies or want to more about scrapbooking or Stampin' Up! please feel free to email me at

Friday, 23 April 2010

Mini Catalogue 2010

This years mini catalogue is again filled with brand-new stamp sets, the first of the new style two step punches and some new accessories for us to play with as usual it complements whats already available in the main Idea Book and Catalogue.

The mini will be available to order from the 1 April (no joke) and run right through to the 30 September 2010. You can have a peek by clicking the link on the left or email me for more info. Remember the items in the Mini are only available up to the end of September and there are no guarantees that any will be carried over to the next main Idea Book so order quick.

Sunday, 28 February 2010

Join the Sale-A-Bration!

It's Sale-A-Bration time again at Stampin' Up!, and friends, fresh ideas, and free product is what it's all about!

Every year Stampin' Up! gives customers, hostesses, and new demonstrators the opportunity to earn fantastic, FREE, limited-edition products they'll enjoy for years to come.

Here's how Sale-A-Bration works:

When you spend £45 on Stampin' Up! merchandise, you'll receive a free Sale-A-Bration reward. There's no limit--for every £45 you spend, you can select another FREE Sale-A-Bration reward!

When you host a workshop of at least £300 (before tax and shipping), you'll receive a free Sale-A-Bration reward in addition to all of the regular hostess benefits!

During Sale-A-Bration, anyone who joins as a demonstrator can choose any stamp set--a value of up to £38.95--from our current Idea Book and Catalogue.

The Sale-A-Bration promotion starts on 30 December 2009 and runs through 28 February 2010, so don't miss your chance to earn free products!

Contact me today to book your workshop or learn more about this promotion.
I'll give you a copy of our full-colour Sale-A-Bration brochure full of beautiful project ideas you can make using these limited-edition Sale-A-Bration sets. You can also view the Sale-A-Bration brochure online.