Friday, December 4, 2009

Sunday's Stamp-a-stack

As I recently purchased an additional table to use for my classes and Stamp-a-stacks I can now fit a lot more people in.  So as a result I have plenty of room left in this Sunday's coming SAS.  If you are interested please come along.  We will be making 9 cards, three each of three designs.  And as a bonus each participant will get a surprise to take home with them to put together in their own time.  We will be using the Punch Pals stamp set ($56.95; IBC page 27) and the Ski Slope Designer Series Paper from the Spring mini.  Even though this paper is no longer available if you wanted to make more of these cards from home the Holiday Treasures DSP ($16.95; IBC page 134) would also be highly suitable.  The SAS is only $25 and you will be taking home 9 home made cards plus a bonus kit that will make a great gift for someone.  Email me if you are interested.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Being a demo

I just wanted to share a quick word on some of the wonders of being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.  On the weekend I got to share my love of stamping and creating with a wonderful bunch of women that I have met through my business. Not only did I share my ideas with them they shared their ideas with me.  Last Wednesday evening I got together with other demos from the area at Stampin' Up!'s field training which was another wonderful opportunity to share ideas and learn new things.  But the best thing of all, I got a stamp set as a result of paying for the training but on top of that I had a bonus of winning a stamp set as a door prize.  It was the Butterfly prints set which I love and coordinates with the Butterfly punch.  I have won a stamp set at every Stampin' Up! event I have attended so far.  I can't believe the luck of that because I never win anything.  :-D


The new Summer Mini Starts today!

Well the summer mini is here. Just click on the cover to the left to view the mini online.  There are so many cute new Stamp sets and accessories that it was hard to choose what to get and what to leave out.  I hosted a catalogue launch at my home for this mini on the weekend and every one who came had a great time and the new products were a hit.  The Sweet Treat cups were especially popular.  We made treat bags like the one you can see on the left of the catalogue cover.  When I mentioned that I was going to make them as lolly bags for my daughters birthday party in a few weeks one of my wonderful customers came up with a fantastic idea that I would like to share with you.  Once you have removed the Sweet Treat cup and enjoyed the contents you could then use the card or treat bag as a photo frame by sticking a photo onto the back of the hole where the cup used to be.  I thought that was such a wonderful idea.  I am going to have a go at this and post up some photos of the results when I get a chance.

One of the other samples you can see on the cover, the butterfly box uses another one of my favorite new Stamp Sets and accessories.  The Butterfly Prints set and coordinating punch make wonderful embellisments for cards, scrapbook pages or 3D items.  I am even going to use them to make cupcake pick decorations for my daughters birthday party that I mentioned before.  She loves butterflies and I have been hard pressed to stop her from running off with the ones I have been making.

Thanks for looking and I hope you enjoy the new mini as much as I do :-)