Wednesday, 30 December 2009
Monday, 28 December 2009
Me updating is one of them and I'm playing with layouts, tabs and other ideas for one of my resolutions for 2010.
I hereby declare that I will update my blog far more often in 2010 - there I said it....
Now I've just gotta do it LOL!
Watch this space.....and not for a month, I promise.
Hope you all had great Christmases and here is to a healthy and happy 2010!
Speak soon - definately,
Monday, 23 November 2009
Thursday, 29 October 2009
Monday, 19 October 2009
Wednesday, 14 October 2009
Tuesday, 13 October 2009
Monday, 5 October 2009
Friday, 2 October 2009
Thursday, 1 October 2009
Sooooo many great new additions - I can't wait for my goodies to arrive.
Invitations have gone out to local ladies to join Zoe and I as we launch the catalogue at our party tonight. If you're not up to anything, why not join us at Maidenbower Junior School from 7.30pm this evening to have a look at the catalogue yourself :)
Monday, 31 August 2009
Holiday Inn, Egerton Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XZ
8.00am Saturday 20th March 2010 – 5.30pm Sunday 21st March 2010
Holiday Inn Bridgefoot, Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 6YR
Each weekend will take the same format. Classes start at 8.30am sharp
on Saturday and Sunday. Each day will consist of four classes taught by
Monica Gale, Natalie O’Shea and Zoe Pierson.
Classes will include a mixture of techniques and products and will use Stampin’ Up! products. There will be an assortment of papercraft classes and each class will be two hours long. This year’s classes consisted of mini albums, scrapbook pages, boxes, paper handbags and lots of cards. All products are included in the cost – you only need to bring a basic tool kit with you. Full details of classes will be sent to you two weeks before the event and will explain exactly what you need to bring.
The prices are the same for both events. You can join us from 8am – 6pm on Saturday for £99, join us for our Saturday Party Night (7.30pm – midnight) for £35 and Sunday from 8am – 6pm for £99. You are able to pick and choose which bits you would like to join us for. Accommodation can be booked directly with the hotel. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
At the beginning of your stay, you will have your own table where you will sit for each class and make your “own”. There will be unlimited coffee, tea and snacks available throughout the day. Lunch will be provided each day too with a hot and cold buffet on the Saturday and a Roast lunch on the Sunday. If you are joining us both Saturday and Saturday evening, you will be responsible for your own dinner arrangements.
Both hotels have ample facilities to find something suitable on site or in Guildford there are several local restaurants and a Tesco store within walking distance and in Stratford, you are in the town centre and have everything around you.
Bookings are open for attendees of our first retreat, anybody in our Stampin' Up! downlines and anyone who has joined us in the online classes.
Booking for everyone else will open on 1st September.
For more information on eather of the retreats or information on how to book and on our payment options (including a payment plan) then email us at email@example.com
PLACES ARE LIMITED TO JUST 35 PEOPLE,
SO YOU NEED TO BE QUICK TO CONFIRM YOUR PLACE.
Tuesday, 4 August 2009
These are 2 *NEW* ribbons that are not in our current or mini catalogue - but what fabulous colours - two of my favourite!
You can also earn these FREE ribbons if you host a £300 workshop on top of your usual hostess benefits too!
Friday, 24 July 2009
This summer you can win free stamp sets when you participate in the Summer Design Challenge.
Simply create a summer-inspired project using Stampin' Up! products from the current UK Idea Book & Catalogue 2008-2009, and submit it no later than 31 August 2009 for your chance to win!
Four prizes will be awarded to demonstrators and customers:
Demonstrator First Place: £150 worth of stamps sets
Customer First Place: £150 worth of stamps sets
Customer Second and Third Place: £50 worth of stamps sets
Summer Design Challenge Rules
Projects must be created using only Stampin' Up! products from the current UK Idea Book & Catalogue 2008-2009.Only one project per participant will be accepted.Projects can be cards, home decor, scrapbook pages, or 3D items.All projects must be summer-themed.Projects must be unique, and created for the Summer Design Challenge. Do not just recycle your old projects.A list of products used must be included with the project submission.
Full contact information, including your full name, demonstrator ID (if you are a demonstrator), address, phone number, and e-mail address must be included with the project submission.
Projects will not be returned as they may be displayed at future Stampin' Up! events or on the Stampin' Up! web site.
Contact me if you want more information and enjoy the weekend!
Wednesday, 22 July 2009
Life is whizzing by as usual. The kids broke up from school tody - ahhh six weeks of "I'm bored!" - can't wait! My husband was made redundant three weeks ago so he has the delights of looking after then whilst I go to work at the moment until he finds work. He's been for a few interviews and has more to go to so I don't hold out on him being home for the whole of the summer holiday, but that would save a childcare problem :) I'll keep you updated on that one.
Below is a picture of this months Kits "By Mail". I have done a new website www.natalieoshea.co.uk which has alot of stuff on. I was finding that I couldn't keep everything on a blog up the top and there was just too much to keep going on about, so decided I would start a proper website which had a shopping cart and all sorts! Anyway, below is the Petal Party kit which is July's kit. All supplies to make 18 cards - and how summery - this is one of my most favourite kits that SU do - really bright and fresh.
Well, the boys are at their final football tournament on Saturday then I think we get a month or so off until it all starts again - hurrah! They love it but it does take over our lives somewhat!
Anyway, swine flu has hit our next door neighbour and our boys school so it really is a reality now - I don't think you think too much about it until it's on your doorstep - and now it quite literally is. The neighbour is fine though just a day later - those drugs must be good!
Anyway, I've got the on-line classes that I am prepping for at the moment together with a Wheel Class on Monday so had better go - I've got some kits to pack! Have a look at www.stampwithus.blogspot.com to sign up for the on-line classes starting August 1st - 10 PDF classes and more for just £15!
Have fun and I'll try and be back soon again!
Wednesday, 8 July 2009
I trialled Kits "By Mail" and there was far more interest than I expected!
For those that can't attend classes or don't have an SU rep near you, I put together a Tart & Tangy Kit "By Mail" where you got the Stamp set and everything you needed to make the following:
It was a great success and something that I will add to my *new* website! Watch this space - it's coming :)
A little matter of the first Stamp With Us Retreat in Guildford this weekend is keeping me up many hours this week.
We've had sons birthday parties which is why we have the first card shown - he is a football nut and loved his card :)
We've had my birthday too which was lovely but over far too quickly.
Lots and lots more news too but up to my eyes in retreat stuff.
I am off next Monday and Tuesday so hoping to recover from weekend and get "caught up" :)
Sunday, 21 June 2009
Here is the card that I made for my father in law - he liked it.
It's also the card that I made for the Stamp With Us challenge blog.
Lots planned this week. I have a Stampin' Up! party and class this week, a little boys birthday coming up on the 30th that I have to go shopping for, and the usual stuff too!
I'll fill you in on some of the other things in a few more days.
Hope you have all enjoyed the sunshine this weekend - it's supposed to be gorgeous this week - can't wait!
Tuesday, 16 June 2009
I am so sorry I have neglected my blog recently.
I have the worst habit of taking on too many things, then stopping them, then getting free time, then getting bored, then taking on more things...... you see a pattern here :) ?
Life has just been soooooooooo busy.
Working part-time in an office, together with being a mum and and wife with the chores that goes with that doesn't leave much time to play at Stampin' Up!
I love doing SU parties, classes and workshops and back in April took Tuesdays off to concentrate on growing my SU business so that one day in the future, I could maybe do SU full-time. I get so carried away with ideas and put that together with lots of people who love the idea too and we all get carried away.
Just in the next few weeks, I have classes, workshops, on-line classes, weekend retreats, kits by mail and more to organise - arrrghhhhh!
So, I am going to keep this reasonably short (in terms of subject not length!) and then I'm going to try and update at least once every three days.
Here goes then, today is going to be final countdown to the retreat:
Just a quick note to give you some more information about our upcoming retreat.
It is now just under a month away and hope that you are as excited as we are about it. We already know that we are going to have great fun!
Booking for this weekend retreat will close on 30th June 2009, so if you know of anyone who has been thinking about joining us, if you could let them know, they need to hurry - just two more weeks before we need to ensure we have enough of everything for everyone.
So, to confirm some of the finer details then......
If you need directions to the venue, have a look at this link http://www.ichotelsgroup.com/h/d/hi/925/en/hd/guisu and you can take a virtual tour of the hotel and put your postcode in to get directions.
For those staying the Friday night, you are able to check into your rooms from 2pm and the pool, gym, bar and restaurant will all be available for use.
The Holiday Inn still have some rooms reserved for us, so if you haven't had a chance to book your room yet, make sure that that you give them a call.You can use the main number or 01483 784444. This number is manned Monday to Friday 8am to 5.30pm. You need to quote "Stamp With Us" weekend and reference code KL6. On Saturday 20th of June, they will release any rooms that they are holding for us, so you will still be entitled to our rates but you can only book if they have availability.
Just to remind you the rates are £80 per room for one night (£80 if single, £40 each if twin) and an additional £55 per room if you want to stay an additional night (Friday or Sunday). Again £55 if single, £27.50 pp if twin.
Registration will start at 8am on Saturday morning. We have four 2 hour classes planned for you for each day, so breaks and light lunch will be reasonably short but we thought you'd rather have more time to play with paper :). Lunch is included within your payment. Classes will continue until 5.30pm.
You will then be free to organise your own evening meal. The hotel does bar food, has a restaurant, has room service and there is a Tescos across the road too :)
On Saturday night, we have big plans for our CHRISTMAS PARTY!!!! There will be Make & Takes, Demos, games and general fun, so don't forget your Santa hat and your Bauble earrings to join the fun LOL! This will be from 7.30pm onwards.
On Sunday, breakfast is included if you are staying in the hotel, but classes will start again at 8.30am, with four classes going on throughout the day. Another light lunch is included. We will aim to finish the day between 5pm and 6pm.
So if you are not joining us - what are you waiting for? And if you can't do all weekend - how about joining us just for the day?
Anyone else want to come and "Stamp With Us?"
See you within three days. Promise!
Friday, 22 May 2009
For the Chocolate Class and from now on, all Card Classes with over 8 participants will be held in the Practical Room at Maidenbower Junior School.
This is a great room with plenty of space, electricity supplies for embossing and sinks galore - we can finally get messy LOL!
The school is by the shops and when you walk through the reception doors, you will have signs leading you to the Room where we will be.
So, here we go....the low down!
Wednesday 10th June 7pm - 10pm
Tart & Tangy Boxed Card Set - £20
In this class you will receive your own copy of the Tart & Tangy stamp set to take away with you! You will be making 10 cards and a box using your stamp set and the co-ordinating Summer Picnic Papers.
Monday 15th June 7.30pm - 9.30pm
Scrap Club at Montefiore Hall, Three Bridges
Thursday 25th June 7.30pm - 10pm
Fresh Cut Notes in a Bag - £15
In this class you will make four cards using the new Fresh Cuts Notelets presented in a gorgeous Bag. You can pre-order your own set of the Fresh Cuts stamp set to use at this class for just £16.50 including delivery (that's 20% off!) Orders must be received by Monday 15th June to be ready for the class.
Thursday 9th July - 7pm - 10pm
Wheel Class - £20
In this class you will receive your own Jumbo Wheel Handle and Jumbo wheel of your choice (choice needs to be notified by Monday 29th June). You will learn 11 techniques of what you can do with your wheels and come away with four cards and a bag.
Monday 13th July - 7.30pm - 9.30pm
Scrap Club at Maidenbower Junior School
Thursday 23rd July 7.30pm - 10pm
Tag, You're It! - £15
In this class you will make five cards and a wrap. You can pre-order your own set of the Tag Punches for just £11.00 each (including P&P) or the Seeing Spots Stamp Set for just £12.20 (that's 20% off!). Orders must be received by Monday 13th July to be ready for the class.
Thursday 6th August - 7.30pm - 10.00pm
Le Jardin Card Box and Card Set - £15
Add a touch of elegance to any occasion when you gift someone with one of these gorgeous cards featuring the Le Jardin papers and the Pretties Kit. In this class, you will create four cards, each featuring different elements from the Pretties Kit and a custom designed box to hold them in.
Monday 10th August - 7.30pm - 9.30pm
Scrapclub at Maidenbower Junior School
For Scrapclub, It's £5 to join us and £7.50 extra to buy a kit (ordered in advance!)
The offer is still available that if you want to buy any of the products used in the classes, you can have 10% off if you order them on the night of the class.
You only need to bring your own basic tool kit (trimmer / scissors and glue) to each class.
All bookings will be confirmed by email once payment is received. Please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to reserve your place.
Thursday, 21 May 2009
Could you do with some more cash in your pocket? Want to earn it doing something that is completely non-pressurised, great fun and hardly feels like hard work at all :)?
I would be more than happy to chat about how you can either just get the discount for yourself or how you can build a business working from home and around your family commitments. My team is growing by the day and they all love what they do and do what they love! Do you want to join us?
FOR MAY ONLY, STAMPIN' UP! HAVE INTRODUCED A NEW STARTER KIT. MAINLY AIMED AT SCRAPBOOKERS, YOU CAN JOIN ME FOR JUST £99 IN MAY! IF YOU HAVE BEEN THINKING OF BECOMING A DEMONSTRATOR, EVEN IF IT IS JUST TO GET THE DISCOUNT FOR YOURSELF, MAY IS THE CHEAPEST MONTH EVER TO JOIN!
Email me email@example.com or phone me on 01293 888816 and I'd be happy to chat to you about how SU can work for you.
Wednesday, 20 May 2009
This includes all the papers in the Main Catalogue,in the Mini Catalogue and any retired papers in the back of the main catalogue too!
So what are you waiting for? Now is the perfect time to stock up on those papers.
Can't decide and want a peice of all of the papers? For THIS MONTH ONLY, for just £26.50, I am offering a 6 x 6" sheet of every single current patterned paper in both the Main and Mini Catalogues. This month is THE best month to enter this Paper Share as next month it will go back up to £35 as the offer will have ended.
So contact me as quick as you can as orders need to be placed and paid for before the end of the month! firstname.lastname@example.org or 01293 888816.
Tuesday, 19 May 2009
Wednesday, 22 April 2009
Friday, 3 April 2009
Just slightly busy then LOL! That's not including my "proper" job and being both a wife and mother too thrown into that lot too - it;s been a whirlwind!
So, in a whirlwind rundown.....the class was great - as usual - Crazy for Cupcakes was used and here are some of the cards that we made:
The SU parties / workshops were fun - some hardcore SU fans came and loved what the new catalogue brings us. Who doesn't want those oval punches?
Field training was great - always good to catch up with a bunch of ladies who just get "it!"
We always do a swap of cards / card fronts when we go to these type of events. Now for the first time ever, I didn't want to stress myself out with extra jobs to do with everything else going on, so I didn't sign up. Then I felt guilty! :) So last minute, I thought if I gave everyone chocolate, they might forgive me for not doing a card! So this is what everyone got from me:
The flower is from the new Petal Pizzaz set stamped in Regal Rose and the sentiment is from the Friendship Circles set stamped in Chocolate Chip of course!
Here are the Make and Take's that we made using the Forest Friends set which includes this tree, Bambi, Thumper and the Wise Old Owl :). I love this set and think it is great for all sorts of things!
I was also a very good upline and made a book for my downline to make notes in the meeting all personalised with Sweet always papers, Flower Fusion flowers (best felt flowers ever!), brads from the Hodgepodge Kit and chipboard letters coloured with my *new* marker pens and the White Doodling pen. I can't believe that the chipboard retained the proper ink colour (didn't discolour!) and there were no streaky colouring in marks either - they were great!
So.......Stamp With Us went live on Wednesday and we have launched the Challenges, the on-line class and the retreat in our first three days - what are you waiting for, get over here to find out more information! It's very very exciting!
Right well that has been the last two weeks in a nutshell. Now we are all up to date, I'll see if I can update a little bit more often - I'm hoping things will be calming down a little now :)
Have fun and enjoy the weekend!
Saturday, 21 March 2009
Thursday, 19 March 2009
Monday, 16 March 2009
Why not go and have a look by clicking on the above blinkie to find out how you can win all of this......
There is lots and lots and lots more to share but hey, gotta take it one step at a time!
Thursday, 12 March 2009
Wednesday, 11 March 2009
As a demo, I have been able to pre-order everything this month (and at an ADDITIONAL 20% discount to my normal 20% discount - did I tell you how great it was being an SU Demo? :) ). There are more stamp sets, more ribbon, more buttons, more paper - do you want me to go on, or do you just want to click on the above image and have a look for yourself.
I am taking pre-orders for the mini catalogue now and for anyone who wants to order and pay before 1st April, I will give you free postage and packing saving you 5%.
AND for all pre-orders received and paid for, I will put all the names in a hat and randomly pick a winner to receive Stampin' Up! goodies to the value of £50 - what are you waiting for?
Go have a look at that Mini catalogue now and get back to me with your pre-orders!
Tuesday, 10 March 2009
As Stampin' Up! are attending the Hobbycraft shows, they are offering a 10% discount on the Starter Kit from 12th - 25rd March 2009. But what is really great, is that they are letting us offer it too!
This now gives you £240 worth of goodies for just £125. You can pick your own four stamp sets (up to a total value of £82), your own five inkpads, your own wheel and your own card to completely personlise it to match your wish list.
Now, I'm sure that we all know how easy it is to have a wish list entering the £100's so why not treat yourself during this special offer time?
And just to confirm, Stampin' Up! encourage Hobby Demos (people who order just for themselves at a discount) or people who want to their own business -it's entirely up to you.
So, what are you waiting for? Email me now email@example.com to find out more info or give me a call on 01293 888816 and why not join my team where you will receive my support and much more.
Wednesday, 4 March 2009
- Use them as they are "naked"
- Stamp onto them
- Colour them with marker pens
- Colour them with inkpads
- Paint them
- Add rub-ons onto them
- Add glitter to them
- Cover them with card
- Cover them with patterned papers
- Doodle on them
- Do you need anymore convincing?
So, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone me on 01293 888816 to claim your 25% off chipboard and I will get an order done for you.
Chipboard is also great to use at parties, so if you are thinking of having a party in March, then contact me again too as I've not got much space left for March bookings!