Saturday, 30 October 2010

I am still here... honest!

I know - I havent been posting lately.  I am so sorry, but I have had lots of things to do for Convention lately - have I mentioned that I am going to the Stampin' Up! Convention?

As the items I have been making will be used to swap with some of the other demonstrators, I am not going to post full pictures and recipes for them until next weekend - I dont want to spoil the surprise.  But here are a few sneeky picks.

This is part of one of 90 Convention Memory Card Swaps - yes, 90!! 

When we come home we should all have one of these from each of the 90 ladies involved in the swap so I am going to make a mini book as a special momento of the event.  Its going to be interesting finding the 90 ladies involved when there are about 300 going to Convention isnt it?!

This little sweety is so cute.  I just had to have this stamp set!!!  The picture is part of one of the general ones for swapping and I have made 70 of these, so I should come back with lots of ideas and samples to show at my workshops and classes. 

Not sure if I will get any more crafting done before I go - Ooooh I cant wait!!!  Hope you have a great weekend.  Off to make my list for things I have to remember to take...

Jan

Ps.  Dont worry about Mrs Miggins whilst I am away, My hubby will be making sure she's OK - Bless him!!!

Monday, 18 October 2010

New Display Book!

Heres a few pictures of my new Display Book.


The Designer Series Paper Stacks now come in colour families instead of single colours so you get much more of a choice of coordinating colours than before.  Here are a couple of the other Designer Series Paper packs, each page shows the paterns within the pack and as you can see they are just scrummy.


Here are some of the ribbons!  They are so scrummy and as always, they match the cardstock and papers perfectly.


And just look at these buttons!


I cant wait to show people the book which is designed so you can see the products in real life instead of just looking at a caalogue.  I cant wait for my next workshop now!!

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog.  If you want to book a workshop (its worth it just to drool over the Display Book - lol) contact me ASAP

Jan
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Megga Week

Oh, My, Goodness - I have had such an exciting week!

On Thursday, I met up with my Uplines, Sara and Joanne and we shared out samples of the lurvely Designer Series Paper.

Then on Saturday, I met with some other lovely demonstrators and we had a massive share of the new papers, ribbons, brads, buttons and flowers.  Each of us bought a similar amount of new products from a set list, then we all shared everything between us.  The amazing Amanda organised everything, including a display book and lunch for the share! I will put some photos of my Display Book on my blog this evening as I have to go to work now!
For both meets I made this card front using all new products from the new catalogue.  Sorry, but I am not sure if any of the items I recieved in return are being used for other swaps but I will post them at a later date.



Recipe
Stamp set; Wedding Sweet
Cardstock: Shimmery White, Pink Pirouette, Concord Crush, Wild Wasabi
Ink; Concord Crush
Markers; Pink Pirouette & Wild Wasabi
Accessories; Basic Pearls, Paper Piercer
Punches - Scallop Trim Border Oval Extra Large & Designer Label

Thanks for stopping by!
Jan
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Friday, 8 October 2010

Contempo Christmas

How quick is this year going?!

I havent had any time to craft this week (again) - other than getting some swaps ready for the Stampin' Up! Convention in November.  Have I told you I am going to Convention? LOL!!

Here is the make and take we made at the SU training evening in Sheffield the other week.  The new Large Ornament Punch is fab - and there are lots of uses for it too.  I have seen some gorgeous punch art using it so will have to get my finger out to show you what can be done with it!


The ribbon is lovely and soft and hangs beautifully on the card - I NEED to get some more of this!

The bauble image was stamped onto Whisper White cardstock 3 times and punched out with the Large Ornament Punch.  Each was scored down the centre, folded and then the edges secured to each other before sticking on the card blank.  This looks great and folds flat to post too!!!

If you would like the recipe for this card, please email me and I will give you all the instructions.

Have a great weekend!  Hopefully I will get some crafting done soon.
Jan

Sunday, 3 October 2010

Wow - what a party!!!

Oh - My - Word.  What a manic party we had yesterday!! 

I held my New Catalogue Launch Party yesterday morning and it was unbelievable - everyone came at 10am so the house was buzzing.  I sold lots of my retiring stuff (not all unfortunatley) but I just have to hide it and pretend that I did (shhhh!).  So just putting in a LOVELY big order for new stash for me and the ladies who came.

One thing that did come to light was that our house really isnt big enough so we do have to move (thats my excuse anyway).  Otherwise, next year I will hold 2 events - one to sell old stuff and a separate Launch Party on a different day.  Not that I want to still have the house on the market next year (I have set my heart on a house nearby with a massive garage CRAFT ROOM!).

I didnt take any photos unfortunately, in fact I didnt even have the time to make a cuppa!  But I would like to thank the following ladies for taking the time out of their busy weekend to come to the party.

Suzanne, Sophia, Abby, Anne, Kim, Jean, Julie, Lynne, Jean, Val, My Mum (June to everyone else) and Kath.  Thanks for making it a FAB PARTY!

Just one more thing before I go.  I am starting a Stampers 10 Group in either November/December and have six places left available.  Here are the details for how it works.

Off to chill out now.  Hope you have a fab weekend!
Jan
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Friday, 1 October 2010

New Catalogue Launch Party

Its here!

The new Stampin' Up 2010-2011 New Ideas Book and Catalogue is available now. Yey!!!  Its a big file so takes a while to download - but its worth it!

As demonstrators we got to see the new catalogue at the begining of September, and its been soooo hard not letting everyone see how good it is.

I am having a party tomorrow so all my friends and regular customers can see some of the new products including the new colours, clear mount stamps, Colour Coach etc.  Here is the invitation I sent to them.



As I wanted to show them some of the gorgeous new colours I used Marina Mist, Cajun Craze and Crumb Cake.  Now, you will probably look at this combination and think 'I would never have put these colours together'.  But the new Colour Coach takes lots of the hard work out of choosing colours as it has examples of colours which work really well together.

I would also like to invite anyone else who wants to look at the new stuff to come to the party. My friends and regular customers are having the first look - so this invitation is for you to come between 11am and 2pm. Please contact me so I can give you directions to the party!


Recipe
Cardstock - Cajun Craze, Marina Mist and Crumb Cake
Ink - Cajun Craze and Marina Mist
Stamp sets - Vintage Vogue, Sincere Salutations, Tiny Tags
Accessories - Two Step Bird Punch, Medium Jewelry Tag Punch, Linen Thread

I will post some pictures soon of the swaps from a Stampin' Up! training event I went to in Manchester recently so you can see the amazing work of some of the other Demonstrators.

Hope to see you in Saturday, dont forget to contact me for details!!!!
Jan
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