Friday, 24 July 2009

Want to win some stamps?

Enter the Stampin’ Up! Summer Design Challenge.

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!

Natalie x

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

This time a week ago......

I was still recovering from this!!!! Our first Stamp With Us Retreat was a complete blast. Everyone had a fantastic time (well, that is what they told us!) and they were already asking when the next one would be half an hour into the first class! Well, we did spoil them as you can see from some of the goodies shown here!

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 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 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!

Natalie x

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

I know, I know

Do you know how hectic life is around here at the moment?

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" :)

Have fun!

Natalie x