Friday, 31 August 2012

Seasonal Catalogue is coming!

Well good morning! The last day in August, jeepers where did the summer go???? Have we had one??

So our Summer Mini finishes today and tomorrow we have the launch of the new Seasonal Autumn/Winter catalogue. I wanted to take a couple of minutes to explain a few changes on the Stampin Up Catalogues as we are entering into a "transition year" to bring us much more in line with our US relations!!

1st September - sees the launch of the Autumn/Winter Catlalogue - you can order from me from Saturday!

1st September - also sees the Retirement List for the 2011-2012 Annual Catalogue - place your orders from Saturday for those items that will leave us!!

Please note the links for these will be added on Saturday evening

1st October - sees the launch of the NEW 70 page larger Annual Catalogue, this will only last us until 30th June 2013 and then our future launch dates will be 1st July!

PHEW! Are you still with me??

OK so here is my favourite card I have made so far with goodies from the Seasonal that goes live TOMORROW!!! The preserved jars are so on trend at the moment, I can see this being a popular set!

I made this card whilst spending a lovely 4 days at my downline Sarah-Jane's house and she suggested we used Vellum cardstock for the jar, how lush does it look?

 I even used SJ's sewing machine and did a bit of patchwork!!!!! 

The ribbon is a sneak peek from the new Annual Catalogue on 1st October, it was a treat I got in Vienna!!!!!

Right I have to go, I have a really busy but fun packed weekend ahead!!! Can't wait!! I look forward to hearing what you think of the new Seasonal Catalogue, and of course would be delighted to order any products for you! Any orders of £60+ during September will receive FREE delivery direct to your door (saving £4.95) This offer cannot be used for Stampers Club orders!

Bye for now

Julie x

Supplies Used: (All Stampin Up! Unless Otherwise Stated) 
1. Card – Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo, Very Vanilla
 2. Papers – Orchard Harvest
 3. Stamps – Perfectly Preserved, Tiny Tags
 4. Embellishments – New ribbon!!! Linen Thread
 5. Tools – 1 1/4 square punch, Cannery Framelits
 6. Mediums – Lucky Limeade ink, new colour ink!!!!

Reason to Smile - August Offer - Limited time only!

During the month of August we have a Special Offer for you with this wonderful summery stamp set Reason to Smile. A set of 7 stamps only available until the end of the month

There are 2 ways of getting your hands on this set

  • Spend £60 on any Stampin Up products from any of the catalogues in one transaction and get the stamp set COMPLETELY FREE - in either wood mount or clear mount
  • Purchase the stamp set during August only for £18.95 Wood or £14.95
Here is a card we made recently at our Tuesday Club using the set

If you would like to order this set please don't hesitate to get in touch and I will place an order for you


Thursday, 30 August 2012

Nursery Nest Good Luck

Good morning blogland! Today I am back with something completely different! A Good Luck card for my hairdresser who is going on her Maternity Leave next week!! Yesterday was my last cut (& colour) before she has a break and I am really going to miss her!! 

I wasnt sure what sort of card to make her, can't do a Congrats as she hasnt had her baby yet so I went with the Good Luck theme! She already knows she is having a girl so I got to use lots of pink!

I used the Nursery Nest papers which I am sure will retire at the end of September, they have a colour combo of Marina Mist, Pear Pizazz, Blushing Bride and Perfect Plum! They are lovely for baby projects for both boys and girls! I knew as soon as I started the card I wanted bunting!

I used the Party this Way stamp set stamped in either Perfect Plum, Pear Pizazz and Blushing Bride and then I added the letters from the Just Perfect Alphabet! I love how this fits so nicely inside the 3/4 circle punch.

The cot and the building blocks are from the Little Additions stamp set, again perfect for baby projects. I love the little addition of the Pink Pirouette taffeta bows!!!

I bought Sarah a matching Scrapbook album and wrapped it in tissue paper with some of our Whisper White ribbon! She was really pleased with it, loved the card and loved the album as she said it was something really different and is looking forward to recording lots of memories!!

Bye for now!


Supplies Used: (All Stampin Up! Unless Otherwise Stated) 
1. Card – Blushing Bride, Perfect Plum
 2. Papers – Nursery Nest
 3. Stamps – Little Additions, Party this Way, Just Perfect
 4. Embellishments – Pink Pirouete Taffeta ribbon
 5. Tools – Petite Pennant Punch, 3/4 circle punch
 6. Mediums – Perfect Plum ink, Pear Pizazz ink, Blushing Bride ink

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

A Gorgeous Gift

Hello there, how are you? Its chucking it down here and looks very miserable out there!!! Its days like this when I am grateful I am a crafter so I can cosy up in my nice little room and create!!!!

At our Shoebox Swap the other Saturday I received this gorgeous gift from my lovely downline Julie. Julie is one of my "longest distance" downline and I don't see here as often as I would like but we keep in touch via email, phone, text and Facebook (I have a Jems Facebook page for my team). Julie always spoils me when she comes up to our events as she makes me the most wonderful gifts and this recent one was gorgeous. Its sat on my display shelf looking at me now!!!

Its a chest type box that Julie has decorated with the gorgeous Attic Boutique papers.

The colour combo is Poppy Parade, Soft Suede and Crumb Cake with a hint of Whisper White.

Inside there is the most gorgeous notebook and some extra treats!!!

Attic Boutique papers - page 18 of the Summer Mini - £9.95 for 12 sheets of 12x12

Thank you so much Julie, I love it!!!!! If you would like to get your hands on the papers Julie used they are only available until Friday!!! I will be placing an order on Friday morning and would be happy to add items to it. If your order is over £60 then you will qualify for the FREE REason to Smile stamp set which also finishes on Friday!

Thats all for today folks, back tomorrow with a lovely project for you

Julie x

Monday, 27 August 2012

A couple of plugs!!

Hello there and a Happy Bank Holiday Monday to you!!

Today I wanted to remind you of a couple of things I have planned

All Day Stamp a Stack Event
Saturday 15th September 2012
£35 inc lunch, hot drinks, cupcake and all product to make projects.

We will be making Christmas cards all day and you will go home with a stack of cards!!!

Here is a sneak peek!

All the items used will be from the NEW Autumn/Winter Seasonal Catalogue


Also I have 2 spaces left on my Virtual Hostess Club (Stampers 8)
You commit to placing an order of a minimum of £20 per month for 8 months
from October 2012 - May 2013

One of the months you will be the Hostess and can earn FREE hostess pounds to spend in the catalogue.

You get a FREE catalogue and any seasonal catalogues too!

Lots of my customers love this way of building up their crafty stash bit by bit each month

Please message me if you would like a place or would like more information


Sunday, 26 August 2012

Don't miss out!

Good morning!!

Did you know that there are only 6 days left of our current Summer Mini Catalogue? There have been so many wonderful items in this catalogue and some of them will hopefully carry over into our "big book" that comes out on 1st October but some will also leave us too!!!

I am sharing a few products today that will leave us on Friday! I will be placing an order on Friday for anyone wanting any last minute items from the Summer Mini!!

The wonderful Attic Boutique papers

Shown here on my Vienna Scrapbook layout. I have loved these papers

And also the Sweet Shop Speciality papers which I really enjoyed using at my Craft Decathlon event.

Shown here on my Fancy Fold card! Also the wonderful, great value Jelly Bean brads will leave us too!! :(

If you would like any of these products ordering then please get in touch. I would be delighted to sort an order out for you before they disappear!!!

Julie x

Friday, 24 August 2012

Been down south and a sneak peek!

Hello there!! I am back from a mini-break down to Southampton to see my lovely friend and downline Sarah-Jane. Both myself and Evan stayed for 4 days with SJ and her lovely family and its been brilliant! The kids all got on so well and SJ and I got to craft and catch up! I am so lucky that I have met such wonderful friends through Stampin Up and now my children have made friends too!! 

Stampin Up is not just about craft products, the friendships I now have through Stampin Up are wonderful and I am so grateful for that!

Whilst I was at SJ's we had a play with the new items from the upcoming Seasonal Autumn/Winter Catalogue that goes live on 1st September. As a demonstrator we get to pre-order items from the catalogue before they go live to give us the opportunity to prepare samples, makes and takes etc…. This is a card that SJ found on Pinterest (I think) so we had a little CASE!!!

Quite a few new products on this card! Can you spot them all???? Also some new colours too!!!

I have been busy making lots of samples for my up coming events starting off in September.

Here is a little sneak peek from my All Day Christmas Stamp a Stack on 15th September in Pudsey.
I have 3 places left at the moment for this fun event. The cost is £35 for the FULL DAY including LUNCH, HOT DRINKS and a CUPCAKE. Plus ALL the products to make your cards. You just need scissors and glue! You will go home with a huge stack of Christmas cards to get you well and truly ahead for the festive season!

I have quite a few new ladies attending this event so please do not feel you have to be a seasoned crafter! Please contact me at the email address at the top of my blog for more information or to book a place

Julie x

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Happy Birthday Allie

Today is my lovely downline Allie's birthday! We were able to wish Allie a Happy Birthday in person on Saturday and we sang to her and I had a special cupcake for her!!! Hope you enjoyed it Allie!!

Here is the card I made for Allie. It uses the Reason to Smile set which you can earn for FREE during the month of August, you have 8 days left to get this lovely set!

I got the idea for this card from my friends Bekka and Victoria! I saw cards they had made with white embossed outlines so I had a go myself and came up with this. The colour combo is Lucky Limeade, Calypso Coral and Daffodil Delight with a Crumb Cake card blank.

The sentiment is from the Happiest Birthday Wishes set which I think is one of my most used Hostess sets ever.

The inside of the card also got some stamping action too!!

Hope you have a lovely day Allie

Julie x

Supplies Used: (All Stampin Up! Unless Otherwise Stated) 
1. Card – Crumb Cake, Whisper White
 2. Papers – 
 3. Stamps – Reason to Smile
 4. Embellishments – Lucky Limeade ribbon
 5. Tools – Heat tool, Versamark, Embossing powder, Wide Oval, Decorative Label punch
 6. Mediums – Calypso Coral ink, Lucky Limeade ink, Daffodil Delight ink

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

More Gift Wallets

Good morning! Today I am sharing another couple of gift wallets that for one of my customers birthdays. They were bought for her by her daughter and son! 

The first one is Basic Grey and Pretty in Pink, using the Twitterpated papes and the Mixed Bunch Stamp set. Greeting is from Sincere Salutations

I wanted the other one to look completely different but it actually uses papers from the same Twitterpated collection. The colour is Island Indigo but I used the Bigz Butterfly die for this one with a In Colour Brad.

Again the greeting is from the Sincere Salutations set again

Fay - I hope you liked your vouchers!

Julie x

Supplies Used: (All Stampin Up! Unless Otherwise Stated) 
1. Card – Pretty in Pink, Basic Grey, Whisper White, Island Indigo
 2. Papers – Twitterpated
 3. Stamps – Sincere Salutations, Mixed Bunch
 4. Embellishments – In Colour Brads
5 . Tools – Oval punches, Beautiful Butterfly die, Eyelet Border punch, Blossom punch, 1 inch circle punch
 6. Mediums – Island Indigo ink, Basic Grey ink, Pretty in Pink ink

Monday, 20 August 2012

Our Shoebox Swap Day

Hello there! Today I thought I would share some of the photos of my lovely team at our Shoebox Swap  Day on Saturday. I tried to take photos of everyone but I have left out a few as the projects are in the photos and I dont want to share them all until my ladies have put them on their blogs first!

Here is the whole group of us - 18 of us in total! I love that the church has kept the bunting up, think they should leave it up forever!

Ciara and Ginnette

Chris and Jane

Alex and Kylie

Lots of my lovelies!

Our birthday girl Allie and lovely Evelyn who had driven down from Scotland 

Sally-Jo busy at work!

Victoria and Jill, think something has amused them!

Well thats a few photos from our day! If you would like to join our team I would love to have a chat with you about out fab group of Jems!


Sunday, 19 August 2012

A Ghoulish Sneak Peek!!!

Hello there! How are you?? 
I am still not well but battling on as you do!! Yesterday our team held our first ever Shoebox Swap Day which was a huge success! We will certainly be doing more! Thanks to the ladies who attended and as ever huge thanks to my wonderful friend Mel who provides the best buffet and cupcakes, she really is one in a million!

So we all had to design a project and put it in a box and all the boxes got passed round to the left! We had 18 people attend so we had to have 2 tables of nine which meant we didnt get to do ALL the projects as I think 17 would have been too many!! Anyway all the girls are asking for another!!!!!

Here is my project

I held out and waited for my Sneak Peek Pre Order goodies that arrived on Friday from the A/W Seasonal Catalogue which goes live on 1st September. For those Halloween lovers out there you will be pleased to know there are lots more Halloween items for you! Including this fantastic stamp set and kit that I have used here!

You can see from the photo underneath that I did some heat embossing on the project with the clear embossing powder and Versamark ink.

I hope you like my sweet treat sneak peek!

Check back tomorrow for photos from our day!

Julie x

Friday, 17 August 2012

Did you miss me?

Phew! We got back last night from a week in France, very sunny France it was too! We had a lovely time but I was not feeling very well for the whole week but I managed to plod on as us Mums do!!!! I am not usually one for going in the pool but I went in every day except one! Robin had to get photographic evidence!! I am behind the fountain!

Me and Evan!

Evan, Ross and I had a go at canoeing on the lake, myself and Evan in a 2 man canoe and Ross on his own. We are having a little rest here, its very hard work even more so in the sun!

I have a photo just like this from when Evan was around 3 years old, I must dig it out and compare!!! He is almost as big as me at age 9!!!!! Note the Stampin Up towel, it goes on all my hols with me - LOVE IT!

We discovered that Evan was quite good at Archery on holiday too! Ross had a go on the Zip Wire but Evan was too scared so he did Archery and he picked it up really quickly and just got on with it. 

Right thats me off for today. I will be back with projects soon!!!

I am so excited that my Seasonal Catalogue PRE ORDER arrives later today. I have lots of events coming up using the new goodies and will list a few below. I am also starting a NEW VIRTUAL HOSTESS STAMPERS 8 CLUB which starts in October in line with the brand new Annual Catalogue. £20 a month for 8 months and one of the months you can be the hostess! Mail me if you would like more info!

Saturday 15th September  -  ALL DAY STAMP A STACK - £35 for the whole day inc lunch and cupcake and all products to make the projects. 4 PLACES LEFT - 10am - 4pm

Friday 28th September - September Stamp a Stack - 7pm-10pm - £15 to make 12 cards or FREE with an order of £45 on the day! ALL NEW SEASONAL CATALOGUE PROJECTS.

Saturday 6th October - NEW ANNUAL CATALOGUE LAUNCH - FREE EVENT - 3PM ONWARDS. Also selling all my pre-loved stamp sets and accessories

Please contact me to book a place on any of these events

Julie x