Thursday, January 03, 2008

Sale-A-Bration Time!

January and February in the Stampin Up! world means its Sale-A-Bration time! What does that mean to you? It means that for these 2 months only, you can receive FREE gorgeous stamp sets. Here is how it works:

Customers: For every $100 order, you will receive a FREE Sale-a-Bration stamp set of your choice.
Hostesses: IN ADDITION to the regular hostess benefits, hostesses will receive a free Sale-a-Bration stamp set for workshops that reach $600 or more.
Recruits: Anyone who joins as a demonstrator during Sale-a-Bration can choose ANY stamp set, value of up to $79.95, from the current catalogue.

There are 4 different sets to choose from and you can see them when you click on this link. So book your workshops now! You don't want to miss out on these stamp sets as they will never be offered again. They're just too pretty to miss!

Summer Mini catalogue is still available to order from and will be until the end of March. If you would like either the Summer Mini and/or the Sale-a-Bration catalogue, email me your address and I'll get them in the mail to you.
Looking ahead to the coming months.......I'm putting together technique classes at the moment as I want you to get more use from the products you order. I'm thinking of one Friday night each month and concentrating on a new technique each time. ("Technique Fridays") I'd like to know what techniques you'd like to see in these classes/workshops and I'll do my best to include them in these Fridays. So, please email me any ideas you'd like to learn.
I'll also be starting up the "Use your Stuff" nights again, where you bring the products you've bought at workshops to my craft table and you can use my idea books and tools to create cards and/or scrapbook pages. These evenings will start up again in March.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Just a few Cards

Just a few cards I made recently. The Christmas ones above are using up my scraps of Holiday Thyme papers and the Holiday Print & Many Merry Messages stamp sets. The other cards below are cased as I was tight on time. I used the Stamp of Authenticity set for the middle and right hand cards. The left card is using the Best Bar Codes set from the Summer mini catty. And the balloons on the right hand card are from one of the Sale-a-bration sets which are only available in January and February 2008.


Copy And Share Everything! That is something we do a lot in Stampin Up. Its so much easier than reinventing the wheel everytime you need to make a card. I've made lots of cards and have participated in many swaps just so I can give you a good variety of ideas at my workshops. You are more than welcome to copy or just use some of the ideas that catch your eye. Cameras and sketch books are allowed too!
Last month I received this gorgeous Christmas card on the left.....thanks Melissa! Melissa got the idea for her Christmas card from the pink card on the right. Such a pretty design! I love how Melissa used Stampin Dimentionals in the centre of the pinwheel and copper cord to lift this card beautifully.
You'll have to attend a workshop (or ask Mel!) to find out the secret behind the pinwheel. I didn't design this card, (this one is made by Sam Post) but I've CASE'd it a couple of times myself. Love It!

Thank You!

We received lots of thoughful gifts and cards at Christmas this year......Thank you everyone!
But I just wanted to say a special thank you to NLPC for this hamper full of treats, which were thoroughly enjoyed over the holidays! It was such a lovely surprise! Thanks!

I also want to thank my wonderful aunt in Canada who made this gorgeous quilt for Christopher. I saw my aunt and uncle for the first time in 22 years in 2006....and it was the first time they met Christopher. Such a special gift.....thank you!