Monday, 15 March 2010

Last post for today

I spent Mothers Day afternoon with my Mum and sisters yesterday with all our Stampin Up crafting supplies laid out in the conservatory. Here are the two of the cards that we produced:

Using: Happy Moments SAB set, butterfly punch, Pink Flamingo Series Paper, Pumpkin Pie 1/4" Grosgrain ribbon, scallop edge punch, Cameo Coral & Only Orange card.

Using: Tea & Crumpets Designers Series Paper, Flight of the Butterfly stamps, butterfly punch, chocolate chip grosgrain & taffeta ribbon, scallop edge punch, close to cocoa card, Vintage Labels Sale-A-Bration set.

Mother's Day Card

After a week of attempting several Mothers Day cards for my Mum I was feeling quite despondent. Then I was flicking through a cardmaking magazine and came across a variation of this card. I loved it! And knew Mum would too. So after 2 hours of measuring, ruling, drawing, erasing and craft knifing I managed to create myself a greenhouse! (and that was before starting on the decoration!).

And while this isnt strictly Stampin Up i did incorporate a few Stampin Up tricks and stamps into the process (Garden Whimsy butterfly and ladybird for example).

I think it was thoroughly worth the 5 hours it took, my creative use of clear plastic (I couldnt find my pack of proper craft acetate so had to use the wrapping from a pack of cardstock!) and a hole in my lovely kitchen table (somehow managed to miss the cutting mat and punch through the entire width of a magazine and into my table! Its OK I used some crafting gloss to cover the table dent! Its as good as new! ;0).

Sam's 'Alice In Wonderland' Inspired Birthday Card

It is my partner Sam's Birthday tomorrow. We went to see Alice in Wonderland last week and we loved the visual themes of the Red Queen (Cards) vs White Queen (Chess). So I used this as the basis for his birthday card (he is also a social poker player so its relevant for him too!).

Although it is quite a simple card I think it is quite striking ;0)

I used: the new heart punch, Jackpot designer series paper, Just Perfect Alphabet Stamps. And for the swooshes I used one of the accessory stamps in the Whimsical Wings (Hostess Level 2) Stamp Set.

Swaps for Reading Training- 20/03/10

In preparation for the Reading Stampin Up Demonstrator Training on Saturday I have been busy making swaps. I decided to use this as a great opportunity to try out all my stamps and various new techniques. I have had so much fun using all my new Stampin Up wares and getting to know my way around the catalogue. There are too many techniques, stamp sets, colours & products used to list and label them all. I've pretty much used everything Stampin Up I own ;0)

Here are just a few of the (many) swaps I have been making:

Some recent efforts....

Using: Pink Passion Card Stock, Garden Whimsy Stamp Set, Oval All Stamp Set, Bold Brights Stampin Writes & Stampin Pastels for the background multi coloured effect.
Using: Lavender Lace Card, Flight of the Butterfly Stamp Set, Butterfly Punch, Cheer and Wishes Stamp Set, Tea Party Designer Series Paper.

Using: Chocolate Chip Ink, Cheer & Wishes Stamp Set, Close to Cocoa Card, Seaside Stamp Set and Stampin Pastels for shading on seashell & aging effect on card edge.

Using: A Tree For All Seasons Stamp Set, Cheer & Wishes Stamp Set, Stampin Pastels for background.

Stampin Up Subscription Offer- Papercraft Inspirations

What a great subscription offer!! Coincidentally I'd been looking at subscribing to this magazine after getting an offer through in the post a couple of weeks ago. But when I saw this Stampin Up promotion I decided to take advantage (all Stampin Up stamps greatfully received in my house ;0)

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Why become a Hostess?

At Stampin' Up!, we love our hostesses!

When you host a workshop, you'll receive a free Idea Book & Catalogue from your demonstrator. But that's not all; based on the sales of your workshop, you can also earn:

  • Free stamp sets

  • Free Stampin' Up! products of your choice

There's one more benefit to hosting a Stampin' Up! workshop. Not only will you receive great training from a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, a free Idea Book & Catalogue, and the chance to earn free stamp sets and products, you'll also build wonderful memories and long-lasting friendships during an evening filled with fun, friends, and creativity.

What is a workshop?

A Stampin' Up! workshop is a stamping event where you open your home and invite your friends to enjoy an exciting demonstration provided by a Stampin' Up! demonstrator. When you host a workshop, you'll see new project ideas, learn different stamping techniques, and have fun with people you enjoy.

For more detail you can find information on hosting a workshop on the Stampin Up website:

If you think you might be interested in hosting (and earning free hostess sets and products) please feel free to contact me. Alternatively, I am looking to run further open house demonstrations at my home in Newport. If you get in touch I will happily give you further details.

Stampin Up Perfect Pairs for March

Great offer on Stampin Up stamps sets and coordinating punches. Information below:

Perfect Pairs

Stampin’ Up!’s perfectly coordinated stamp sets and punches make crafting simple!
And during the month of March, get 20 percent off select punches when you purchase the coordinating stamp set. Plus, get a sneak peek at the brand-new Full Heart punch--not available again until the release of the 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalogue!

To view further information check out the link here: