Tuesday, 31 March 2009
The set we used was Forest Friends from the new Mini which is available to order from 1st April. Aren't these cards so cute! I especially love the technique used to make Bambi's reflection in the water - I've seen this on Donna's blog and she has a fabulous video tutorial here. It's so easy to do and the effect is fantastic.
Right then, we are only days away now from being able to start placing orders from the new Mini and as I stated at the beginning if the month, orders placed of £45 or more will qualify for FREE POSTAGE worth £3.95 until 7th April. (This offer is from me to you and NOT from Stampin' Up!) If you haven't got a mini catalogue and would like one sent, please email with your details and I will put one in the post to you. So on to the blog candy....... we were all given a Free Stamp Set of Forest Friends at Field Training, but as I already have this set in my inky mitts I thought it would be a good idea to give it away to a good home. So who would like Bambi and Friends??? To be entered into the draw for this Blog Candy and be one of the first to own this adorable stamp set, please leave a comment here and put a link on your blog to Stampin 'n Stuff telling everyone about the candy*. If you don't have a blog, please email me and I will still enter you into the giveaway. The closing date will be Tues 31st March at 6pm (GMT) so please pop back to see if you have won. The winner will be picked randomly and only one entry per person please. This post will stay at the top of my blog until then. *Sorry but this Candy will only be available to visitors in Europe. Good Luck!!
Monday, 30 March 2009
Sunday, 29 March 2009
The colours look a bit washed out but in real life they're slightly more vibrant. The papers are Provincial Fare from Tinkering Ink.
This next page is of my lovely Chaz...he's such a poser! A very simple page, but I like.tfl, Jo :)
Wednesday, 18 March 2009
Until 25th March if you sign up to be a Demonstrator, the Starter Kit is ONLY £125! (usually £139) Now I'm sure you're all thinking 'oh no here she goes again trying to sell us something' and you're right (lol) but don't stop reading just yet and I'll explain a little about Demonstratorship and what it entails in case you would like to get your crafty hands on this glorious stash. Confession time, I am an SU! Demonstrator because.. firstly I love my crafting, secondly I absolutely love the quality and colour co-ordination of the products and thirdly because I thoroughly enjoy doing workshops and classes with like minded people and showing them what they can achieve. I've been a serious crafter for five years now and since I found Stampin'Up! a year ago all the other products on the market have taken a back seat. As well as offering beautiful quality Stamp Sets which are deeply etched and give spot on results, Stampin'Up! has a Unique Selling Point of having the most amazing colour co-ordination in all it's product lines. From paper, cardstock, ribbon and inks, they all come in 48 gorgeous colours plus the basic black & white and neutral colour schemes, and because everything co-ordinates a simple card looks stunning with very little effort. I have made hundreds of cards in the past and taken hours searching for the right ribbon or whatever to match everything else on my card, and I've also spent a fortune in the process to find I'm disappointed at the end result. Nowadays I tend to stick with Stampin'Up! Don't get me wrong I do still buy other brands, I'm not a total SU! freak but it is the main product base for my crafting as I know I can't fail especially when time is at a premium and I need to make a card or two quickly. Anyway, just because I treat Stampin'Up! as a little p/t business (and a fantastic one it is too) it doesn't mean it's for everyone, but that doesn't matter you CAN still become a Demonstrator. You're also probably thinking you dont' know enough people that craft or that you wouldn't be able to stand in front of loads of people, or that you simply are not a sales person - that was me a year ago. I treat this more as a hobby than a part time job and I really do love it. You can too and you don't have to do the workshops unless you really want to - but it is fun.
So what about becoming a Hobby Demo? This is basically someone who buys the products for themselves to take advantage of the discount as a Demonstrator - which is 20% (before VAT). Plus with your FIRST order the discount is 30%!! Hobby Demos also pass on the discount to friends and family who buy from them. Other benefits of being a Demonstrator include pre-orders on new items like the new Mini Catalogue which also has a further discounted rate, advanced noticed of Special Offers, Holiday incentives, Rewards for sales and also a chance to go to the Annual Convention which is being held in Frankfurt in November this year. These are just a few of the benefits and for £125 you get alot more for your money than you think. I totted up the contents of the Starter Kit myself last night and it most certainly is over the £240 - excellent value! You don't even have to have what they've put in the kit, you can change the stamp sets to whatever you like up to the same value, and also choose the colours you prefer. And then at the end of the day if it doesn't work out, you've gained some fantastic stamping goodies which nobody can take away and you've saved yourself a bob or two in getting them.
So if you're interested in the above offer or would like more information, please email me at email@example.com It's a great offer, go on...treat yourself! thanks for reading. Jo :)
Tuesday, 17 March 2009
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On Thursday my complimentory copy arrived on the doorstep and I haven't stopped looking at it since. There's some really lovely sets in this new addition including Forest Friends (think owls and bambie) Golden Oldies - ahem! (you will either love them or hate them) Choo Choo (trains of course but very sweet and great for kids cards) and Just Beachy (a really fun summer set with some very amusing fishies). These are only a few of the newest sets but there is also some fantastic new Oval punches (a new scalloped one) and matching stamps plus gorgeous, gorgeous striped grosgrain ribbon in a choice of three colours. Of course I have to have everything (I wish) and although I can't show you any creations just yet, the cover picture above gives you a sneak of what's to come.
The mini catalogues will be on there way to me very soon so if you'd like one sent to you (uk only I'm afraid), email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. And during the first week of April when the Mini goes live, I will give free shipping (worth £3.95) for all orders placed over £45. It's all so exciting - there's bound to be something in there that you like. Products from the mini are only available to purchase for a limited period - 1st April 2009 to 30th September 2009. However, Stampin'Up! may carry some products over into the New Idea Book & Catalogue 2009-2010 which will be out on 1st October 2009.