Friday, 30 September 2011

Ohhhh I cant wait unit tomorrow. Its my New Catalogue Launch Party ***PLUS*** we can start to order from the catalogue WOO HOO!

As a demonstrator, we not only get to see the new catalogue before everyone else - we are also able to order selected items from the catalogue during September.  This gives us the time to make samples in plenty of time for the 1st October when its all systems GO!

Here is the invitation for my New Catalogue Launch Party.

I posted the invites out to most of my customers and my past hostesses and now I am inviting you too.

As those attending are getting some freebies, I have to know if you are coming to make sure I have everything ready, so please email me now to book your place.

There will also be the opportunity to purchase some of the retiring stamp sets - so if you are looking for a bargain...

Ok, off to prepare everything now.  Hope to see you tomorrow?!


Sunday, 25 September 2011

Dabble Day

All I can say about yesterday is WOW!!!

I was asked by the lovely Jean, from Busy Bees in Woodhouse Sheffield to do some demonstrations for her Dabble Day in Beighton, Sheffield and it was fantastic.  Jean, thank you SO MUCH for letting me demonstrate for you and to all the ladies there on the day ****hello!****

Jean holds the Dabble Days every couple of months and I took my Mum to the one she had in July, just to get a feel for what happens.  We loved that one, and was honoured to be asked to be a demonstrator for the September one (and rather nervous too - shhhh!).

But, I had no need to be so worried, the day was brilliant.  I demonstrated how to make this bag.
I forgot to take a photo of the bag with the flower made from the Sizzix Fun Flowers but you can see the idea here.  The card for the flowers, front & back of the bag are stamped using the Very Vintage wheel in Crumb Cake ink with Rich Razzleberry ink sponged around the flower petals. 

The handles were made using the 1 1/4" Rich Razzleberry Striped Grossgrain Ribbon/  The handles are secured in place with brads, which are covered with tabs punched out of Rich Razzleberry cardstock using the Decorative Label Punch.

I made a similar bag here, but for the Dabble Day I wanted to simplify the design.  The ladies did a brilliant job making thier bags and the day was manic.  I was totally buzzing by the time I got home and just wish I could do the next one - unfortunately, its the Saturday before I go to Convention so I wont have the time to plan everything.  Just hope that everyone enjoyed it and I get the chance to do another.

I need to get everything ready for my New Catalogue Launch Party now, so thanks for bobbing over to see me.  Ill post details of my party in the next couple of days.


Friday, 16 September 2011

New Catalogue Launch Party

Good morning!

Are you ready for the weekend?  I certainly am - its my first one 'off' for ages.  I have lots of stuff to prepare for though so I am planning in front to try and get organised.  I am doing a Dabble Day for Jean at Beighton, Sheffield next Saturday so have some card to prep then I have some bits to do for the launch of the new Stampin' Up! catalogue (woo hoo!!!).

New Catalogue Launch Party

I will be sending out formal invitations to all my past hostesses and customers - but if you would like to come along and see all the NEW goodies, email me so I can reserve you a seat.

Where & When
Doghill Community Centre

10am to 1pm

There will be a free prize draw, previews of some of the new fa*** (oops, I nearly gave the game away there!!!) plus the most amazing change to the hostess benefits - you WILL NOT BELIEVE how good the new benefits package is for hostesses!!!

As I have some items I need to prepare for people who are coming to my launch party - I need to know if you are planning on coming.  Please email me to let me know so I can get things ready for you.

I will also be putting some of my old Stampin' Up! stamps up for sale!  So put the details in your diary and contact me ASAP so I can send you full details and directions.


Friday, 9 September 2011

Update on Last Chance List, Photo Frames & Trinket Box

Im glad this week is over and its the weekend - had lots of traveling around for work so Im glad for a bit of a rest.

Have you had the chance to look through the Last Chance List yet?  The items are starting to sell out now so click here to see the ones that are still available.  The items no longer available are:

  • Choo Choo
  • Sense of Time
  • Tart and Tangy
  • 2010-2012 In Color Classic Stampin’ Ink Refills
  • Wild Wasabi 12″ x 12″ Card Stock
  • Riding Hood Red 12″ x 12″ Card Stock
  • Jolly Holiday Designer Series Paper
  • Silver Elastic Cord
  • Antique Brass and Pewter Jumbo Eyelets
  • Star Punch
  • Afterthoughts [w]
  • Cute by the Inch [w]

  • These items are sold out and the rest of the products on the list can only be ordered before 30th September.  So if you have your eye on something, dont leave it too late, email me now to order. 

    I thought I would show you the trinket box and a couple of matching photo frames I made for the Elsecar Craft Fairs (the next one is on 15th & 16th October!).

    The box is one I bought from a local craft shop and I covered it with Springtime Vintage DS Paper.  I had a piece of Rose Red cardstock left over from cutting out a Top Note mat and attached it to the box top - only attaching on three sides - to allow a photograph to be slotted between the layers.  A long strip of Rose Red Seam Binding ribbon was gathered and attached around the top of the box lid. 

    The butterflies are die cut from Whisper White card using the Beautiful Butterflies die and then run through the big shot in the Elegant Bouquet embossing folder.  They are then inked with Rose Red ink, mounted on dimensionals and basic pearls added to finish.

    The two photo frames were made using acrylic frames and were just covered in the Springtime Vintage DSP.

    Before I attached the DSP, I measured where it would fall on the frame and marked the centre front and ran it through the Big Shot using the Top Note to give me a nice apparture.  A peice of Rose Red cardstock was secured behind to show through the apparture and then I just added more butterflies.

    Hope you are doing something nice at the weekend.

    Sunday, 4 September 2011

    So Excited!

    Hope you are having a nice weekend?

    I went to a Regional Training Event yesterday afternoon in Leeds organised by Stampin' Up! and was soooo excited by what we saw and did, I couldnt sleep properly last night - I was so giddy!!!

    Unfortunately, I am sworn to secrecy as there are still other events organised around the country so I dont want to spoil all their surprises.  All I can say is I cant wait to show you what goodies are coming in the new Ideas Book & Catalogue.

    As I am so fired up with excitement, I have booked the room for my New Catalogue Launch Party.  Its on Saturday 1st October from 10am to 1pm.

    There will be a make and take, prize draw and demonstrations of some of the new products.  So put the date in your diary, come along and bring a friend!

    Anyway, enough of my excitement - here is a couple of photos of the swaps I made to exchange with the other demonstrators in Leeds.

    This is one of the general ones. 

    And here is one mounted onto a Chocolate Chip card blank which also shows the dimension of the embossing.

    I had planned to do something without any stamps as we wernt exactly sure which ones were going to retire.  Instead I gambled on the fact that embossing folders & dies would stay in the new catalogue.

    To begin, I tore Neutrals Ivory card into an oblong shape and then took my Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder and inked up one site in Crumb Cake ink before running it through the Big Shot.  I did exactly the same using the Square Latice embossing folder on a slightly larger mat of Crumb Cake card and then mounted the Ivory card on top.

    The butterflies were cut out using the Beautiful Butterflies die in Crumb Cake and Neutrals Ivory card and then embossed in the Perfect Polka Dots and Manhattan Flower folders and layered up.  The butterflies were decorated with either Basic Pearls or Basic Rhinestones and then added to the bottom corner.

    The last layer is a Chocolate Chip mat trimmed slightly smaller than a C6 card blank so the ladies can mount them if they like at a later date.

    Ok, got to go now and look at the goodies we're getting soon - I think I may need to have a little word with the bank mananger...!

    Thanks for visiting,

    Ps.  For those who attended the Elsecar Craft Fair in August and were interested in our offer for the Starter Kit - I will still honour the offer until 24th Sept ****for ONE person ONLY****  For more details contact me ASAP.  Once its gone, its gone...

    Thursday, 1 September 2011

    Last Chance to Get Them!

    Its a sad day today.

    Stampin' Up! have issued the Last Chance List which tells us which stamp sets are not going to be in the new catalogue.  There are some old favourates in this one too - I am so sad to see them go, but they are making room for some fab new sets coming in October.

    Here is a link to the Last Chance List.  Dont forget, once they are gone, thats it - you wont be able to order them any more.  So dont leave it too late to get in touch, email me now to get your order delivered.

    Delivery is £4.95 regardless of the amount of your order - and if you have some friends who also want to order, let me know as we can split the cost of delivery if its all going to one address.