Sunday, 21 June 2009

Happy Fathers Day!

Hi again,

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!

Have fun!

Natalie x

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

I didn't want to come back :(

:) Until I could keep up a regular pattern.

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 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!

Natalie x