Friday, October 31, 2008

Flying by........

Wow, time is flying by quicker than I can breath... I have been down, last few days have been miserable, I hate it, I could not even get off the bed without help - but today is another day, have been doing much better - my DH, he is a star, he is so understanding and I am so blessed to have him in my life.

I have received my huge order or excitement almost 25Lbs of stampin-Up stuff... stuff ahan.. so I have been busy lying in bed mounting and cutting rubber.... so hopefully I will be able to do some serious stamping in the next few weeks.... have fun and enjoy myself, so any of you ladies that read my blog, hop on over to my place if you want to have some fun!!

I have also decided that I will ask for one of my Christmas presents the COPIC markers, which are the rave about in the crafting world right now... and I came across this list on Jessica's Blog which she has put together - copic colours that match with Stampin-up colours!!

Well I have to have them now, as there are many of them that match!! See you sometime later!! Bye for Now.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Christmas is 62 days away........

Yes, its 62 days until Christmas, I love that time of the year, I love to decorate my house and every year make new things, specially to dress the Dinning Table - Last year, I did not do anything, but this year, I want to make some little baskets out of the fabulous Designer Series paper!! you will see them here soon! but I worked on this mini star this morning - I usually make six in a pack to hang them on the tree! they make nice gifts too! Hope you like them, if you would like to know how, I will post the tutorial... which I have yet to put together!

Mini Domino Booklet

I made this with a Stampin'Up retired set for a friend of mine, who use to live in Houston with us, and now lives in Colchester, about an hour and 20 mins drive! I will be visiting her this weekend, so I thought, along with my home made blackberry liqueur, I will make her something stamping related as she too likes stamping... haha trying to convince her to sign-up as a demo!

True Friend ... mini pizza boxes

Well, I have been so ill the last few weeks, that it was not until last night that I started to stamp - I made some 3x3 pizza boxes with the True Friend set, the template is available on SCS here are my pics

Great project by Shelli Gardner

I love Christmas, and love to have a nice table setting for the Christmas dinner! So if you want to do it yourself, and don't have the money to splurge on those fancy napkin holders and such with the big Credit Crunch. Check out this video for some wonderful ideas. If you don't have the Big Shot yet, well you can book a class with me. I am going to be starting a lot of classes as previously mentioned. Contact me if you are interested in joining the club to get Christmas stuff sorted.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Scallop Punch ideas

I have been busy re-arranging my craft room, as my DH put this stand up for me to store my 100 odd ink pads. well, will have some pics when its all done! then, I wanted to play with scallop punch, as I have not stamped for some time, although I do have a lot of stuff to load on to the blog from before, here is a link I followed from Mary Jo Albright's blog well, I had fun, will load up the stuff soon!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

More Blog Candy!!!!!!!!!

Well, if you would like a thousand eyelets free with the tools go here to Kristen's blog

Blog candy! Blog candy! every where!!

Well, I have been really ill - had to cancel my workshop which was scheduled for today!! never mind... I am feeling so much better that I will have to read 284 e-mails from all the groups I belong to... so here is some great blog candy, and to win some here is what you have to do...
Well its not from me but I came across it on ILWS forum/website for Stampin'Up! It's the talented Julie, the lady behind Inspirational blog as well as Arty Girlz. I am yet to try a challenge there, if I can get my body to behave!!LOL

Well Julie has joined the happy band of Stampin'Up Demonstrators and, as a celebration, she's offering some great blog candy, but its the cyber stamping friends that I am interested!! You can visit Julie's blog here

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Now Taking Club Reservations for - Stampers Clubs

I have been working on forming various Stampers Clubs for the New Stampin’ Up! Catalogue! Which came out on October 1st, 2008. If you, like me love Stampin-up products you will not be able resist it much longer!!
So, come join my Stampers clubs, and start ticking off items off your wish list and earn some extra products free!!
Here’s how it works:
If and when you host a workshop in your own home, you need a minimum of £150 before shipping (£3.95) in sales to qualify for one of the free hostess stamp set and £15 worth of product from the catalogue.
In a Stampers Club there are: -
* Equal number of Members (starting from 3, 4, 6, 8 or 10)
* The Club runs for the number of months based on the number of members.
* Each member agrees to spend a minimum amount per month before postage
(£3.95)based on the number of members in the club.
* Each month a different club member is chosen to be the hostess!(by lottery or
on first come basis)
* You do not actually have to host a workshop, it is like having a virtual party
* When it's your turn to be hostess you are guaranteed to receive a Level One
Hostess stamp set of your choice FREE, plus at least £15 to spend in the
catalogue (you can choose to spend more and have more free benefits)
* When you join the club you will get a FREE copy of the new catalogue.

CARD STOCK (48) - 4 Colour Families CLUB

I also have Monthly clubs starting October 2008 and you will not want to miss out on the chance to get together with friends for the fun of stampin'! I'm thrilled to be able to offer some exciting, new clubs

The sooner you reserve your space the sooner you will get to pick your hostess month ... first to register, first to pick. The new catalog gives us a lot of inspiration with new project ideas, new stamp sets and so much more.

The clubs I'm starting in October are:-
SCRAPBOOKING CLUB - Each month you will complete a 2 page 12x12 layout at the hostess club meeting. This club will last 12 months (October-September) and your monthly commitment will be £25. You will get a new Idea Book & Catalog 2008 as well as the hostess benefits for your hostess month. I will also give you the opportunity to provide input on colour choice, theme and layout for the pages we do for your hostess month.
CARD CLUB - Each month you will complete 3 cards of varying themes at the hostess club meeting. This club will last 12 months (October-September)and your monthly commitment will be £25. You will get a new Idea Book & Catalogue 2008 as well as the hostess benefits your hostess month. I will also give you the opportunity to provide input on colour choice, theme and tools for the cards we do your hostess month.
CHRISTMAS GIFT CLUB - Each month you will complete various projects at the club meeting the 1st Saturday of the month. This club will last 6 months (July-December) and your monthly fee will be £25. Some of the projects we will complete will be a picture frame, a photo cube, a tile coaster, an ornament and a photo album. This will be a monthly class where your fee will purchase the needed supplies and your hostess month you will get your choice of a hostess stamp set. I'm planning to start this club from July 2009.
TECHNIQUE CLUB - Each month you will complete 3 technique samples complete with instructions perfect for putting into a 6x6 album. This club will last 12 months (October-Septemebr) and your monthly commitment will be £25. You will get a new Idea Book & Catalog 2008 as well as the hostess benefits for your hostess month. I will also give you the opportunity to provide input on techniques and tools used for your hostess month.
MOM & ME CLUB - Each month you and your child will complete a card, a 6x6 layout and a 3D item using a specific stamp set. This club will last 12 months (October-September) and your monthly commitment will vary depending on the stamp set chosen. You will get a new Idea Book & Catalog 2008 as well as the hostess benefits your hostess month.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Germaine's Recipe

The Recipe For Germaine

3 parts Compassion

2 parts Impishness

1 part Laughter

Splash of Talent

Limit yourself to one serving. This cocktail is strong!

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Feeling a lot better

Wow, today has been a better day, with my pain and in general! I have so far 7 ladies signed up for my Open House workshop on the 15th of October, and I have not even got down to preparing the card cut outs for the make and take!! well I will have to go that at the weekend. I hope to feel better soon! its simply depressing me of being sick!!
I want to do so many things and am not able to, and that is totally driving me demented.

Monday, October 06, 2008

Quote of the Day!!

I have been really ill this weekend, and this morning went in to see the specialist, so at least mentally I feel much better, but still in an awful lot of pain!! found these two quotes and thought they were really nice...

A great drive, a powerful determination and a consuming desire will easily
compensate for a little or limited talent - Robert Schuller, clergyman

"Faith is deliberate confidence in the character of God whose ways you may not understand at the time."
-Oswald Chambers

well what can I say, it seems very true!!

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Today I am feeling happy as the sun is shinning outside, although my arm hurts like crazy, I would like to post my first ever ATC I did for the Sept ATC lottery at England Stampers Yahoo Group! here it is

hope it brightens your day a wee bit!

Well the 1st of October brings in the New Catalogue for 2008-2009 - from today you can order from me all the new products available in the NEW Catalogue...........

This month is Stampin-up 20th Birthday Party! in celebration they have a Special Offer......... Spend £20 and you can get 20% off 3 Stamp Sets from 1st October to 31st October!

My Special Offer for the Month of October is ORDERS OVER £150, Shipping will be FREE! you will also earn Hostess Benefits that start at £150 - You will get one Level 1 Stamp Set and £15 worth of merchandise of your Choice! you can order by phone or e-mail me. The more you spend the more benefits you get!