Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Exhausted but on a high!

Happy Tuesday all!
I cant quite believe it, but after all the frantic preparation over the few weeks, it's been nearly a month since convention and i'm back down to earth and busy with class and Christmas preparations! I had an absolutely fantastic time meeting my fellow demonstrators from around the UK, France & Germany in Addington Palace and came back with lots of new ideas and inspiration - now I just need to find some time to implement them all - roll on the 8th day in the week :)

We found some crafty time too, and there were a number of fantastic demonstrations up on stage - I could have sat there all day watching Pam and Shelli making pretty things with our products! The awards night was a truly glitzy affair, although I had to be on my best behaviour as I was sitting next to the new SU president Rich Jutkins. I had the pleasure of seeing my Stampin' Up! mum walk up on stage to claim third place in the 'Demonstrator of the Year' award - congratulations Monica!!

There were a couple of very exciting announcements, including details of our promotions for January/February. I can't reveal any details as yet, but suffice to say it's worth getting your workshop bookings in for January/February as there are additional rewards for both customers & hostesses. Contact me to book your workshop and beat the January blues.

We were also given details of the location for next year's convention - we're going to Disneyland Paris!!!!!!!!! So, do you fancy coming along and joining in the fun? To register for convention you need to be a Stampin' Up! demo, read here for more details, or feel free to contact me for a chat about the opportunity to join my team!

So enough waffle - I'm guessing you'd like to see some piccies! Unfortunately I didn't take too many photos as the lighting was really poor, but I have some good ones of the swaps I made, and more to follow of the lovely cards I got back - there are some truly talented ladies out there. The first is the 'general swap' which I made 200 of (with thanks to Pat, Rebecca, my mum & Darren who were helping me with the frantic preparations)
Then there was the 'gift item swap' organised by Karin - the challenge was to make a gift for five of my fellow demos, and I came up with a convention memory scrapbook in a tin, here's the finished item

I'll be back later in the week with some more pictures when I've had a chance to photograph the gift items that I received in the swap. I also need to show you my samples for the design team challenges on In Love With Stamping this month.

Until then, have a great week.

Thursday, 25 November 2010

He's Making a List and Checking it Twice!

Happy Friday all - it's nearly the weekend again! and I've just realised that it's less than a month to Christmas, so I guess I'd better get my skates on and start making some Christmas cards! (normally I'd have them finished and written by now, but no such luck!!)
 Well, with Christmas just around the corner, I'm guessing your thoughts are going towards the gifts you need to buy and wrap and the other preparations you need to make, but have you stopped to think about what YOU would like for Christmas?

Are you tired of receiving the same gifts year after year? Would you like a surprise, or a gift that you haven't had to buy for yourself? Well why not send me you Stampin' Up! wishlist, then pass my details to your family and friends and when they contact me I'll help them to select some gifts for you. I'll even gift wrap them and deliver them in advance so that it's a surprise on the big day! Simply email me and I'll send you a wishlist to fill in, then I'll take care of the rest.

Alternatively, I'm also offering the option of gift vouchers, which will enable you to choose your own goodies in January. They'll come presented in a handmade gift wallet and are available in a range of denominations. Email me for more details.
Hopefully you'll all be receiving lots of lovely crafty stash under your trees!


Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Bundle up For Christmas

Morning all!
just popping by to share the latest promotion from Stampin' Up. Between 1st November and 29th December, we've got some fantastic bundles to help you with your Christmas preparations, including a new speciality designer paper - and the opportunity to earn some gorgeous free ribbons! Host a qualifying workshop/place a qualifying order (£150 or more not including p&p) and you'll also get to choose a free spool.

Here are the bundles you can choose from:

Description Wood Mount Price Clear
Gifted Bundle Gifted Set and Jolly Holiday Designer Series Paper 124051 £35.70 124052 £30.70
Welcome Christmas Bundle Welcome Christmas Set and Christmas Cocoa Speciality Designer Series Paper 124063 £36.90 124064 £31.90
Season of Joy Bundle Season of Joy Set and So Swirly Stampin’ Around Wheel 124055 £36.45 --- ---
Delightful Decorations Bundle Delightful Decorations Set and Ornament Punch 124058 £37.45 --- ---

Here's the gorgeous Christmas Cocoa Speciality designer paper included in the Christmas Bundle - 12 Sheets total: 2 ea. of 2 single-sided, flocked designs: 2 ea of 4 double- sided designs. This one's on my wishlist!!

And when you purchase one of the bundles above, you can choose from these ribbons:
Picture Description Item Retail Value
Mistletoe Ribbon Originals 116792 £11.50
Sleigh Bells Ribbon 116795 £8.50
Riding Hood Red 1-1/4” Striped Grosgrain Ribbon 113099 £10.25
Real Red 3/4” Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon 115608 £10.25

Bundles and ribbons are available while supplies last, there is no limit to the number of bundles and free ribbons you can order.

Contact me to place your order!