Tuesday 23 February 2010

Thanks Rose

I just wanted to share with you a little gift I made for Rose, she is my top selling downline and I thought she deserved a little something to show her how much I appreciate the hard work she puts in.

I made a little accertate covered slider box, made to measure for the new Whisper White satin ribbon, which is inside. I made the box using some of the fabulous Designer Series Paper called "Specialty to the Nines", this is much more like cardstock than paper and is great for box making!

Thanks again Rose, you are a star.


Stampin' Up embossing powders

I just love the Stampin' Up embossing powders. I have many other makes, that I've collected over the years and I nearly didn't buy the SU ones! I am so glad though that I did! They seem so much finer and easier to use and heat.

Here is a little slider card inspired by my upline at training last night. We didn't use the embossing powder last night but I came home and made this one:

and this is the same card, starting to open:

I have used the Stamp Set called "Live Your Dream" and SU card stock in Whisper White, Lavender Lace and Elegant Eggplant. I have used the co-ordinating ink with Versa Mark and Silver embossing powder.

Have a great day.


Thursday 18 February 2010

Proud Mum

I just wanted to share something lovely that happened today, some of you might know that I have two daughters that suffer from Marfan Syndrome and one also suffers with Cerebral Palsy and Scoliosis. I am really proud of my girls, they are particularly "bright" cookies, together with being nice natured and having caring personalities. We sometimes as parents forget all about how lovely our kids are, whilst we are in the middle of trying as hard as we can to help them progress, often nagging at them and even becoming cross sometimes! Well I've had a little wake up call today, my eldest daughter has a working contract for a year and the company that has employed her has requested medical information from her Marfan Consultant. A copy of his letter arrived this morning, which I read. I felt he had covered the medical problems well, without unduly worrying the company, assuring them that she was well looked after and that she attended regularly for check ups.

He finished that letter with this final paragraph:

"Can I add one further thing? In a professional capacity I have met with Sarah and other members of her family. They are some of the most personable, well balanced patients I think I have ever had the pleasure to work with. Sarah is a real trooper and would be a great asset to any company wishing to employ her. She will need occsional days for hospital visits, but the upside of this young ladies intellect and personality will more than compensate I am sure."

I am so thrilled that he thinks of us in that way, that I have searched through my card box and will send him this card to thank him:

It was made before I joined Stampin' Up, but I feel I wanted to spend the little time I have thinking about what to write to him, not actually making another card. I'm still not quite sure of what to say, but I certainly think he has given the company not only a comprehensive medical overview of her condition but a job reference of the highest of order.

Hope you don't mind me sharing.

Happy crafting.


Wednesday 17 February 2010

Love Stories Mini Album

What a lovely morning I've had today, my lovely downline Rose is on her half term holiday and was getting together with a couple of her friends to make a mini album just like this one, but with the Christmas Jingle kit. I gate crashed with my Love Stories kit and we had a morning of laughter and giggles making our mini albums. I should mention that Rose purchased Jenny Moors instructions on how to make the album.

Here are a few photos of my finished project......

just looking for someone getting married now!!!

Happy crafting.


Sunday 14 February 2010

So simple....

This is just a very simple card made using Stampin' Up grid paper. I simply cut out three 3 x 3 squares from a piece of grid paper that was the same size as my mat and placed it over my Whisper White CS mat. I inked and stamped a couple of images from the "Garden Dream" stamp set with Versa Mark and heat embossed with Stampin' Up gold embossing powder, I then sponged over Mellow Moss ink (my fav at the mo!)through the cut out grid paper. I finished the card by stamping and embossing the sentiment from Cheer and Wishes and mounted it onto the Mellow Moss card.

Enjoy and have a great week.



As promised.....

I'm back, its been a busy day for me today but I haven't done most of what I should have! lol

I have joined facebook though! Its taken me a while to get around to it, but with many friends asking if I was a member I finally decided to join! I really thought I'd need lots of help from my "tech guy" to get me up and running on it but all it took was one big push from him in the right direction and it was easy! Friends just popped up whilst I was signing up! You must have been checking to see if I was on!!!

Anyway back to card business, this last week I really enjoyed a class I attended at my friend Christines house with some of my cardmaking mates. Rose, my lovely neat cardmaking downline as our teacher! We made these lovely project:

I attend Rose's class every month and find it so relaxing, watching her do all the work and me coming away with lovely projects - thanks Rose, if you are reading this!

Hugs to you all.


Valentine surprise

Look at the card I got this morning, a hand/computer made card from David. I found it when I opened my laptop this morning. Reading it and looking at the pictures I was positive that he was taking the "Micky"!

As soon as I had it in an upright position the pictures all fell down and this is what it looked like then!

I wish I was as witty!

He goes to the top of the class though, in the "paper engineering" part of his card making degree. It was so beautifully made and put together.

Of course, he used Stampin' Up Whisper White card stock along with Snail Adhesive!

I have jobs to do, I might try and blog a little later with things I've made recently if I get time. Catch you later!


Tuesday 9 February 2010

Specialty Designer Series Paper

I have been really busy with Sale-a-Bration parties and events and having a great time. At my most recent events I have been showing small samples of this lovely Specialty Designer Series Paper. Ladies are buying it because of its card like quality and because its great to use for masculine projects. Here is a little something I made last night whilst I was here all on my own - that never happens, so it was really nice to sit quietly and make something in peace.

and here is a picture of it open:

I even made the little 3 x 3 envelopes - I wish we could buy them seperately here!

and now here is a picture of all my little cards.... I kept them very simple:

If you would like to book a Stampin' Up party or just fancy popping over to look at the catalogue just get in touch and we can sort out a date and time.

Happy crafting.


Wednesday 3 February 2010

Happy in my work!

I'd like to share with you how happy I am to be doing what I'm doing! I had my first crop of the year last Saturday and "my ladies" really enjoyed my class/demo, some ladies even told me that it was my best ever session! I am almost half way through my cardmaking classes for the month and everyone so far, has really enjoyed making the cards I chose this month too. My cards usually go down well, but this month just seems an execption.

I am so lucky to have all my lovely customers and thought I'd thank you on my blog for your support, so "THANK YOU".

Its not possible to "post" on here without a little photo of something I've made, so here is a little matchbook treat bag, inspired by my lovely upline.

and here is what it looks like when its open:

Just a lot of tidying up for me now after another lovely day with 6 wonderful ladies all happily crafting away!