Sunday 31 October 2010

Autumn birthday (for men)

Well I know its been a while!  I've been quite sad over the last month, one of the lovely Stampin' Up ladies in America, who's blog I've been following for a couple of years now, has been sharing her own family's cancer journey and last week her husband passed away.  Whilst reading her story, it took me back to memories of my own loss, especially as she has two small children to bring up.

So whilst following her family journey, I've found it difficult to blog, not being able to think of much else, other than connected stories, of which I know of many, unfortunately.

I feel the pain of people left behind, but I've got to move on and try and pull myself out of these negative feelings, and to help with that I'm thinking of happy thoughts of the Stampin' Up Convention which is later this week.  I really enjoyed last years Convention in Germany and can't wait for this one.

I've been busy making swaps, which I will share after Convention, but in the mean time, I'll share with you a card I've just made for my neighbours birthday, who will celebrate his birthday whilst I'm away.

I have used my electronic die cutting maching to produce the image, over stamped it with a Friends text stamp using Stazon ink and sponged autumn coloured inks on the top.  The image is mounted on Chocolate Chip card stock and the crinkled birthday wishes banner was made using Sahara Sand, as was the main card.  I used one of my new lovely buttons from the Stampin Up Neutrals range for my final embellishment.

Enjoy and happy crafting.


Friday 8 October 2010

Welcome to my Stampin' Up team!

I would like to welcome Sarah, Helen, Catherine and Julie to my team.  We had a great night last night laughing and having fun whilst choosing Starter Kits!  The kit is only £119 this year for £230 worth of product - email me if you would like your Stampin' Up supplies at a discount, its easy and you don't need to do "parties or workshops", if you don't want to.  Everyone is welcome to join my team, no stress just crafting and more tips and help from me!

Happy crafting......


Wednesday 6 October 2010

Stampin' Up - New Year

Good morning,

It seems ages since I posted on here and apologies for going "missing" again!!!

I do though, have a great excuse (for once)!  As you know September was the last month for the old Stampin' Up catalogue and the end of our Stampin' Up year.  With so many wonderful products retiring, many of you were tempted and decided to order, keeping me and my UPS man extremely busy!  Thank you to all of you who ordered and I hope that you are all enjoying using your new stash.

So our Stampin' Up New Year began on 1st October.  I have added, to the side of my blog, a copy of the catalogue.  If you click on it, it should take you to the Stampin' Up website copy, so no need to download it onto your own computers.

If you would like your own "proper" copy, then email me and we can sort you one out.  Of course they are free if you host a party.  The hostess gifts this year are so nice and in my opionion so much nicer than last years, as are many other new products and colours now available.  You are free to have your own individual parties, all by yourselves if you like, quite a few of you ladies were doing just that at the end of the year, gaining the freebies and hostess gifts, its one way of getting those lovely gifts - for free!!

Anyway, take a look at the new 2010-2011 Stampin' Up Ideas Book and Catalogue and we can go from there.  Just let me know if you would like to order, have a party or come and try the products at one of my classes.  If you are lovin' all the products, as much as I do, in the new catalogue and would like the chance of ordering them for yourselves with a 20% discount, let me know and I'll tell you how - it really is easy and you don't have to run a business!
I hope to be back with some samples to show you soon but I do like the ladies who come to my workshops and classes to be first to see samples, as I feel if they see them here first it spoils their surprise just a little!!!

Hope to see you at a class, workshop, party or crop very soon.

Happy crafting and catalogue surfing!