Sunday, 31 July 2011

Would You Like…

To take the Stampin’ Up Starter Kit for a ‘Test Drive’???

August is a Fantastic time to Join Stampin’ Up… whilst we have the 6 weeks school holidays to look forward to… it can also get a bit boring for the kiddiewinks… so why not ‘Test Drive’ the Starter Kit and get the Kids involved in creating some great craft projects… maybe even make a start on creating your own Christmas Cards & Gifts!!!

The Stampin' Up! Starter Kit offers you at least £240 of products for just £119 - that's a 50% discount off the retail price - and you can personalise it to your own tastes!

It contains....

3 wood mount stamp sets
  • Greenhouse Garden - worth £25.95
  • Fun and Fast Notes - worth £33.95
  • So Many Thanks - worth £7.95
1 clear mount stamp set - I {Heart) Hearts - worth £20.95
1 acrylic block - worth £6.50
1 complete Stampin ' Around wheel consisting of
  • standard handle - worth £3.25
  • ink cartridge - worth £4.50
  • standard wheel - worth £6.50
1 ink refill - worth £2.60
2 x A4 cardstock packs - worth £12.50
(up to this point on the list - the items would cost you almost £125.00)
1 pad of 12x12 designer series paper worth £15.50
4 classic Stampin' pads - worth £19.80
1 Versamark ink pad - worth £5.95
2 Stampin Write markers - worth £5,90
1 reel white ribbon - worth £4.50
1 pack of Stampin dimensionals - worth £3.25
1 Stampin Scrub - worth £13.50
1 Stampin' Mist - worth £3.25
1 Snail adhesive worth £5.50
1 blender pen worth £2.65
8 catalogues - worth - £22.95
(up to here the package is worth £227.40)

Then add on packs of business supplies/ forms/ tools (eg invitations. hostess and recruiting leaflets, and hostess envelopes, wish lists etc).... these are worth another £15 minimum.... and there is a little incentive from me personally which makes it even better value!

PLUS you get the benefit of taking the Stampin' Up! Demonstrator discounts and benefits for a "Test Drive" through to the end of December 2011 if you join in August 2011 - with NO obligation to sell or purchase anything further. If you simply want to get the kit, it's OK!

And there are more reasons to join now:

Receive a discount of 30% off your first order on becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.

Receive a discount of 20% on all products from the Idea Book & Catalogue and Mini Catalogue!

Receive a copy of the new catalogue a month before customers in September absolutely FREE.

Pre-order products from the new catalogue during September - not available to customers until October.

You can personalise your kit with items from the Main Idea Book or the Mini Catalogue.

You can substitute items for equal or less value. Wood-mount stamps can be replaced with Clear-Mount and vice versa as long as they are equal or less value.

Gain access to a whole heap of project ideas and business support on the Demonstrator Website and in the monthly Impressions newsletter.

Gain access to the Demonstrator side of the In Love With Stamping website, which is an invaluable source of inspiration, support and fun!

There’s even a yearly Convention… this year we are visiting the wonderful Disneyland Paris… I am so excited as I have my place booked already!!!

There are also Training Events… a great way to meet other Demonstrators in person… we also make and share swaps!

There is no penalty if you drop your demonstrator-ship… you get to keep all of the discounted product in your starter kit - really!!!.

I am happy to welcome into my team any kind of demo:

What kind of Demonstrator would you like to be?

You don't have to choose, you can be any of the following:
DISCOUNT DEMONSTRATOR: Likes the idea of buying stamps for themselves at a discount and may sell to friends, family, work colleagues and neighbours.
HOBBY DEMONSTRATOR: enjoys doing clases and workshops and earning extra money when it’s convenient, works a lot some months and very little or none, other months.
CAREER DEMONSTRATOR: sees Stampin’ Up! as a viable business with long-term career potential; pursues management and wants to move up the Stampin’ Up career ladder.
Your demonstrator-ship is flexible and can be run to suit you and your needs.

Go on… what do you have to lose… give it a ‘Test Drive’ and if nothing else you get a lot of great products at a great price.

Contact Me… (07922385870) to chat about the fantastic opportunities available… or simply if you’d like a catalogue to browse through!!!

Until Next Time… HUGS ‘n’ XXX

Friday, 29 July 2011

My goodness…

I’m here again Surprised smile

So today I’d like to share a card I made a few weeks ago for HisLordShip’s nana’s partner’s MIL who was celebrating her 99th Birthday

Please excuse the poor quality of the photo… it was a quick photo before it left the house… as soon as I had made it, it was whisked away!


Supplies used are all Stampin’ Up… except the greeting inside Smile

Stamps… Vintage Vogue (One of my all time favourites) and Sincere Salutations
Cardstock… Bravo Burgundy, Old Olive
DSP… Bride (retired)
Inks… Bravo Burgundy, Rose Red, Old Olive & Basic Black
Punches… Eyelet Border, Scallop Oval, Oval Large
Embellishments… Basic Rhinestones (Not sure why they call them Basic as they are far from Basic!)

July is nearly coming to a close… August will soon be upon us… I’ve still not managed to take photo’s of my for sale items… it’s on the list as I’ve been told by HisLordShip I'm not allowed to decorate or buy new craft units until I get rid of some of the excess supplies that are sat unused Sad smile… So I just need to find a few more hours in the day to get my To-Do List down to a reasonable size I don't know smile 

I still have a couple of layouts to share… not managed to do anymore yet but hoping to get some more done soon! Lots of cards to share… just need to take some photo’s, bit hard when your busy busy busy creating more and more but I will get some taken before they leave!


Until Next Time… HUGS ‘n’ XXX

Friday, 22 July 2011


Yesterday I said I had an order of 52 cards… well last night HisLordShips nana asked me to make her a dozen men/ladies birthday cards… so now I have 64 cards to make Surprised smile I made a start on a few of the decoupage ones yesterday, have 3 more or less finished just need to add the finishing touches this afternoon… then another 61 to go Rolling on the floor laughing

So as I'm going to be busy this morning packing the boys clothes for their week away I thought I'd leave you with another layout Smile


This is layout of the boys with their cousin Abby whilst on a day out at Almscliffe Crag… they look so miserable in this picture as they’d been rock-climbing all day and didn’t want to go home Laughing out loud

Right back to the packing!!!

Until Next Time… HUGS ‘n’ XXX

Thursday, 21 July 2011


Ok… so I'm back Open-mouthed smile

I saw my nana last week and she asked if I could make her a card with Sunflowers on for a friend at her Dinner Club who is crazy about Sunflowers… I said Ok but then started to panic as I wasn’t sure I had anything with Sunflowers… so after a bit of a search on my pc I eventually found a decoupage sheet with a bear holding some Sunflowers (I think he’s called Bentley Bear)… so set about the task of cutting each layer out and popping it together!
I found some lovely Stampin’ Up retired papers that went lovely with the Sunflower and frame colours… This is my finished card…



Nana called on Sunday to collect the card and was over the moon with it!

Nana asked if I'd go visit her on Wednesday as she wanted to order some special cards and make a start on her Christmas Special Cards… and would I go visit one of the other residents (which turned into 3 other residents) that live in her complex as she’d like to order some more cards too… Of course I would I go, who would miss out on a visit to nana’s!!! Angel

I arrived nice and early Wednesday morning… took a few boxes of cards with me for nana and friends to look through… they purchased some and made their orders… so when I left at Lunchtime I came away with a 52 card order to make a start on!!! Open-mouthed smile

So now instead of having a relaxing week whilst the boys are away I’ll be busy busy busy working my way through these orders… I’ve set myself a goal of completing the order by 10th August… so if I go quiet you’ll know where I am… underneath the mountain of cards Rolling on the floor laughing 

Until Next Time… HUGS ‘n’ XXX

Monday, 18 July 2011

Just a Quickie…

Hi Guys Smile

Just a quick post to let you know I've updated my For Sale page… I will be back with photo’s of the items as soon as possible and will be adding more and more items as I go through my Craft Supplies… so please do keep checking back!

I had planned on showing you some cards I made but the photo’s have disappeared so will have to take some more and post a bit later than I had hoped Sad smile


Until Next Time… HUGS ‘n’ XXX

Friday, 15 July 2011

I’ve been…


I know shock horror… I actually played with paper and photo’s… for fun!!!

When I signed up for next years March & October’s ScrapaGoGo's Retreats I made myself a promise that I would use the 23 Scrapagogo Kits that I had stacked up!!!
Over on the Forum there is a challenge called ‘GoGo Use It Up 2011’… I decided this was a great challenge to get me back into scrapping… I started with my oldest boxed kit which was October 2008 and off I went!

Here is the first layout…


I used this sketch…


The photo was taken whilst on a walk through Swallow Hall’s Forestry… the boys said the tree had BooB’s… but we thought they looked more like eyebrows so HisLordShip added some eyes and a smiley mouth… then thought it’d be funny to become ‘Mr Tree’.

I have another 3 layouts completed and I'm hoping to get at least another 2 done from the same kit… so will be back with more to show you… if I shared them all now I'd have nothing for the rest of the month… hehe!

Until Next Time… HUGS ‘n’ XXX

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

I’m Back…

Firstly I'd like to show you my very first Easel card… it is a CASE from the lovely Jules as I was asked very last by HisLordShip who needed it for the very next day… and by last minute we are talking phone call at 9pm on an evening and needed for 9am the very next morning… MEN!!!


I have to apologise for disappearing but I have been very busy and time just seems to be flying by… before you know it it’ll be Christmas!!! Surprised smile

The 8th July was my 33rd birthday… where have the years gone??? I’m not one who likes a huge fuss… it’s just another day and another year older… so when asked what I wanted for my birthday I simply requested some pennies towards the camera I am saving for… and of course everyone obliged so when I get my pennies from HisLordShip (payday this Friday Open-mouthed smile) I’ll be shopping around for the best deal! I have wanted THIS camera ever since it was released but in true mommy style I couldn’t justify the cost of yet another camera (HisLordShip has the Nikon D80)… I could have bought it several times over already but have always found something more important to purchase… this time I will be buying it, despite a weeks holiday and school uniform to purchase… I'm tired of hearing ‘My Camera’ whenever I want to use HisLordShip’s Nikon… and I am so over putting myself last and getting no respect or thanks in return!!!

I received the most gorgeous card from the Lovely Monica my Stampin’ Up Mummy 

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I have borrowed the picture from Monica’s blog as the lighting in my living room in very dismal and Monica takes the most stunning photo’s! I just love the colour Purple and I know how you struggle with this colour Monica but think you have done a fantabulous job… it is just stunning… Thank-You sooo much!!! xxx

9th July saw me at my boys school holding a Craft Stall… it went quite well and I did a bit better in sales than the previous one so was happy about that! As usual I forgot to get photo’s… must try harder in future!!!
Now I need to start prepping for my Craft Stalls in September, October & a 2 day Market Stall in December… I can’t wait… lots of Halloween treats and banners… ohhh and Christmas Decorations and gifts! I Love Christmas!!!

I do have a few other bits to show you so keep checking for updates and in the meantime I received my Stampin’ Up order which means I can finish prepping the bags for the Teacher’s Gifts… just in the nick of time as they break up on the 23rd July!!!


Until Next Time… HUGS ‘n’ XXX

Friday, 1 July 2011

1st July In Love With Stamping... Stampin' Up Demo Colour Coach Blog Hop!!!

It's the Colour Coach Blog Hop...

Hopefully you've come here from the lovely Donna's blog :)

I have used the colours... Rose Red, Elegant Eggplant, Baja Breeze

Stamp Sets Used... Tart & Tangy, For Everything, So Happy For You
Cardstock... Elegant Eggplant, Baja Breeze, Whisper White
Ink... Rose Red, Elegant Eggplant

Inside I stamped the 'Thanks For All You Do' from the For Everything Stamp Set in Elegant Eggplant

This is a nice simple Thank-You card to go with the Gifts that I will be giving to my boys Teacher's this year... I would have had the matching bags & tags to show you too but unfortunately I ran out of the coloured cardstock that I was using :(... so as soon as I have ordered more suplies I will get them made and posted on here for you to see :)

And now you've seen my lovely creation... your next stop on the hop is the lovely Karin

Here is a full list of Blog Participants in case you get lost along the way :)

1. Scrappydiva (Anthea) I'm using both Riding Hood Red combos!
2. The Crafty Bug (Julie) Tempting Turquoise / Rich Razzleberry / Pumpkin Pie
3. AlisonP (Alison) Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise
4. Daisydaye (Emma)
5. Frankiesue (Sue)
6. Glitter mum (niki) www.mygroovystampinup.blogspot.comPoppy Parade, baja breeze and So saffron
7. Sarah-Jane the Regal Rose combos for me please
8.Cheshire Design
9. Linzim marina mist, night of navy and whisper white and if i get time basic grey, melon mambo and old olive
10. Valmoody - I'm thinking the Razzleberry combo's!
11. Cupake
12. Laura Peach Parfait, Pear Pizzazz and Concord Crush

Group 2

13. Emily Using both options on Elegant Eggplant
14. Teri
15. Sara Sahara Sand, Bravo Burgundy, Pink Pirouette
16. Sarah
17. Claire sahara sand , pacific point and another!
18. Elaine (Sassy Stamper) Perfect Plum, Marina Mist & Rose Red
19. Donna (DonnaM)
20. Erika (TwinTrouble) Rose Red, Elegant Eggplant, Baja Breeze
21. Karin (Talarria) - rich razzleberry, pretty in pink, early expresso
22. Vicky (VickyLou)
23. Jan (JJ66) - Cajun Craze. Perfect Plum & Always Artichoke

Until Next Time... HUGS 'n' XXX