Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Have you changed over to my new blog

Hi All,

Just swinging by here to make sure that you are all catching up with my new blog HERE.

The new Stampin' Up! Mini Catalogue is due to launch on the 1st April so if you want to keep up to date on all the news and offers, make sure that you are now coming over there!

Have fun!

Natalie x

Saturday, 1 January 2011

Happy New Year!

Click HERE for details on how you can earn some FREE stamps over the next two months!

Happy New Yea

Natalie x

Thursday, 2 December 2010

New post on new blog


Just popping in here quickly to let you know that there is another post on my new blog found HERE and on it there are two ways that you could earn a stamp set of your choice from the new Stampin' Up! catalogue and the 2nd Day of Stampin' Up! Christmas Inspiration - go look now!

See you over there!

Natalie x

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Trying something new...

Okay, I'm trying something new.

There is a new facility to have a blog on my website, so I'm giving that a go.

Head over  HERE  to let me know what you think.  Not quite as glam as this one but thought it may be good to have everything together.

Also, I'm doing a Twelve Days of Christmas inspiration on their too, so head on over for a peep - every day for the next twelve days...hmm, will I manage to do it?

I'd love to know what you think....

Have fun!

Natalie x

Friday, 26 November 2010

Scrap Club

Every month, Zoe and I run a Scrap Club evening.  I started it over six years ago and whilst it's changed it's format over the years, we still have a group of about 10 ladies join us every month.

We make a variety of single page layouts, double page layouts and mini books.  Attendees are normally asked what they would like to make and they put their ideas forward of what colours or what techniques they would like to use.  This month they wanted to do a Christmas double page spread whilst learning how to make the 3D flowers / medallions.

So, you can see above the pages that we completed.  Now those of you familiar with the Stampin' Up! catalogue will recognise the layout on the left hand side.  Inspired by a beautiful single page layout, I adapted it and made it the left hand page of our double layout.

Using Stampin' Up!'s Jolly Holiday papers, the Ornament Punch, the Scallop Circle punch, the Scallop Trim punch, Filigree brads and a bit of stamping using my favourite Curly and Cute stamp set!

Here's a closer look at the right hand page:

The ladies did a great job and finished most of it during the 2 hours that we have.  There were plenty of supplies left in their kits to make more or maybe even start their Christmas Cards!!!

If you fancy joining us, December is our Christmas party but in January we will be back Monday 17th January 2011 from 7.30 - 9.30pm.

If you live locally to me, Crawley Library has a Crafts for Christmas show on tomorrow and I will be there between 10am and 3pm, so stop by for a quick make and take, a chat or a chance to look at some fabulous ideas that I got from Stampin' Up! Convention.

Have fun!

Natalie x

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Another make and take

If you are part of my Stampers Groups, then each month you get two Make and Take projects with your order.

This month they got to do the lovely 6 x 6" scrapbook page shown above and the other card was one that was made at Stampin' Up's Regional Training earlier this year.

Here it is:

I have to admit that the new Early Expresso brown colour and the Cherry Cobbler red colour have stolen my heart - I LOVE these colours together.

And what about that bauble - I love Stampin' Up!'s Contempo Christmas stamp set and together with the Ornament Punch, it means that making these 3D baubles are really easy and quick too!

On December 4th, I've got a group of ladies that are going to be making 24 Christmas Cards in 6 hours - that should get them started with what they need to make this year!  If you fancy joining us, then give me a quick shout now - bookings are officially closing today but I may just be able to squeeze you in if you let me know quickly :)

Still so much to show you, so back soon!

Natalie x 

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Stampin' Stars Goody Bags

Well, I said that I would be back to show you what I gave the lovely ladies in the Stampin' Stars team got in their Pre-Convention Party Goody Bags. 

Remember the bags?

Well, in the bags was firstly a little card to thank them for all of their hard work and for being part of the team :)

Then I made them a little notebook so that they could all make notes during convention :)

When my team reach a certain level, I give them a Pandora style bracelet or keychain and whenever they get a new person in their own teams or maybe reach a certain sales level or something, then they get given a bead to add to the keychain or bracelet.  With this in mind and the fact that the tagline from convention was "Share what you love", I bought them all a heart bead and wrapped it up like this:

Now convention was a big place and with around 300 people, I wanted something that would make us easily identifiable.  I haven't met all the ladies in my team and I wanted those who had come alone to be able to find other team members easily too, so what's a team leader to do.

Well, embarass the team members of course :)

Here is what I made them wear:

Now, notice that I didn't pick the tacky silver and gold glittery ones - I did go for the very feminine fluffy versions LOL!
There were also some refreshments and chocolate in those bags but also two Make & Take packets for them to complete at the Party.  Here is my Make & Take for the party (also given this month to my Stampers Group ladies too!):

Now I was asked during the evening why people only got one Johnny (Depp) but they got eight brads.  I didn't get it to start with and then it clicked - Brad Pitt!  Well, I'd have one Brad instead of 8 Johnny's any day of the week but I'm guessing we are all different :).

If any of the above has interested you in becoming a Demonstrator, so that you can join in with all the fun of convention next year, then get in touch and I'm more than happy to talk to you about how you can get a discount on your Stampin' Up! supplies or even start your own part-time business.

Have fun!

Natalie x