Sunday, 29 November 2009

Good Friend Stamp Class......

This is my next class on Tuesday. It's using the Good Friend stamp set and the Sunny Days Scrappin Kit. Its been raining here all weekend and these cards certainly brighten things up!
The Sunny Day Scrappin Kit papers are gorgeous and coordinate with Pink Passion, Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquiose and Old Olive perfectly. I wanted to use the To Tweet chipboard as well in the class but when I went to get it from my craft room, I realised I hadn't actually ordered some!!!! Shock horror - I didn't have any. So I will have to wait until next week when it arrives.

The class includes a Joy Fold card and a double slider card.

The Bonus project is a box made from coasters, covered in the sunny days papers.
You could fill this up with lots of goodies or just use it to decorate your craft space.

Right then, off to finish the ironing! Yes I have a pile again......
Thanks for looking,

Thursday, 26 November 2009

Season of Joy Stamp Class........

Hello, Sorry for the lack of posts this last week. Its been mad here with my work - VAT figures just wouldn't balance. Now thats all done. Horray!!
Plus it didn't help on Monday when I dropped my camera, running in from the craft room when he was raining cats and dogs. The card came out of the camera and while the camera still seems to work, the card wouldn't load my photos of the Season of Joy class. Hence the instructions only ready for loading.

For the Season of Joy Class, I decided to make lots of ideas for Gift giving based on the christmas table.
We made a simple card, a Puffy Box, a mini gift bag and a Cracker. All using Bravo Burgundy, Always Artichoke, Mellow Moss and Very Vanilla colour combination. I usually use Old Olive and Real Red when I pick up the Season of Joy stamp set, so this was a nice change!

In the instructions, there are a couple of other projects. A pop up card and a decorated candle holder.

Right, I'm off to get some bits for my son, who will be 15!!!!! on Saturday.
The instructions are on the right if you would like to purchase the stamp class. Great Value for £2.50.
Thanks for looking,

Thursday, 19 November 2009

Greenhouse Garden.....

I am still photographing my samples I made for my launch party. The stamp set is Greenhouse Garden. I fell in love with the sample in the New Stampin Up Catalogue and this set was first on my wish list. The first set was all soft subtles.
The new Medallion stamp is behind the main image on this one. I stamped it in Pretty in Pink and cut it out. The sentiment is Oval All stamp set, punched out using the oval punches.

This is my version of the card in the catalogue. The other background stamp is En Francais stamped in Certainly celery.

This is a Puffy Box, One will be in next weeks class.......

These colours are Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Apricot Appeal.

Another puffy box, the button is threaded with a strip of cardstock and I used the pricking tool to curl the ends.

The sentiment is Sincere salutations.

Another Easel card, can't stop making these.
Must dash,
Thanks for looking,

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Tree Decorations......

Last November at the Ringwood show, I did some tree decorations. I used the triangle boxes to do 12 days of christmas on my tree instead of an advent calendar for my two boys. They said they were too old for that sort of stuff!!!!! Teenagers! So when I put the 12 days of christmas boxes on the tree, they kept asking what was in them! Our tree normally goes up around the 5th December for some reason, so for days they kept asking what was in the boxes. I said I thought you said you were too old for tree gifts! Hee hee

My two boys only have sweets on a saturday, as they have never had particularly good teeth, so to get sweets for 12 days in a row was indeed a real treat. The last box on christmas morning, had two memory sticks in them! They couldn't work out what they were for, as they said XBOX on them and they didn't have an XBox............

At the back of the tree was a big box for both of them.....................With an XBox inside. (No! it wasn't a big triangle box made by me! I should have thought of that one..)

So last weekend when we were discussing where the tree was going, my two teenagers asked Are we having the 12 days of christmas boxes on the tree this year!!!! Ha Ha

This one using a whole sheet of A4 cardstock, Real red. The toppers are the same in the card candy from the Spotlight on christmas stamp class this week.

This uses half a sheet of A4 Cardstock, its a mini ME! Again using some card candy on the front.

This is also a whole sheet of Brocade Blue, the stamps are from the perfect presents stamp set. Cute snowman! He was glittered using the two way glue pen and dazzing diamonds glitter.

This is half a sheet of A4 cut lengthways, the brocade blue cardstock was inked all over with the bold snowflake wheel. I also used the wheel on some whisper white, cut out one of the snowflakes and added it to the image with a clear rhinestone brad.

The snowmen are from the Tags for All stamp set.

You can find the instructions for the christmas baubles on Fresh & Fun blog on the right hand side. She has a video on the double bauble. You will need 2 x 3" squares and 2 x 2" squares, each cut into 1/2" strips. The hat pins and beads are from the pretties kit.
Thanks for looking,

Sunday, 15 November 2009

Spotlight on Christmas Stamp Class.....

When I showed the ladies last week all the beautiful card candy that I swapped at Convention, they asked if we could make some for the next class. So on Tuesday we will be making the Card Candy but The class instructions also include a Christmas Cake Gift Box or Mince pies etc and a Christmas Wall Hanging. The stamp set is called Spotlight on Christmas and the papers are merry moments.

Its also a very special day for me today!

I signed up to be a Stampin UP! Demonstrator TWO Years ago! I get to craft most days and I am loving every minute of it.

To Celebrate I am offering some Blog Candy.....

A Spotlight on Christmas stamp set.

All you need to do to Enter is Leave a Comment.

What colours are you using for your cards/projects this christmas?

This gift box is quite a size and would be idea for a homemade christmas cake or some mince pies this christmas.

Decorations are very expensive, so why not have a go at making some of your own this christmas. I used the new glitters on the chipboards letters, to that added bling.......

You can purchase the stamp class instructions on the right hand side.
Thanks for looking,

Friday, 13 November 2009

Convention Gifts.......

Is it really a week ago, that I was gettin on the airplane to go to my very First Stampin Up Convention?

I was very lucky to go with a couple of my downline, Hopefully all of my downline will be joining me next year! If you fancy coming along with me next year - Email me and I'll let you know how you can.....

I room shared with Jo, who made me a fabulous pillow gift. Maria and I also swapped gifts when we meet up.

There are amazing and my photos don't do them justice....

Maria made these gorgeous boxes in chocolate chip and vanilla bridemaid speciality paper. The stamp set is called Flight of the Butterfly and wrapped up with kraft taffeta ribbon.

Inside the gift boxes, were these gorgeous pieces of handmade jewelery. A necklanc, bracelet and earrings. They are all in my sort of colours and I was over joyed with them.

A Big Huge Thank you Maria.

This is one of the gifts from Jo, Wow! This box is huge and the sides are stamped with the Bella Toile background stamp.

The flowers are gorgeous and the buttons are Latte Buttons.

Chocolates! Yeah! Too good to eat though. Look at the faboulous ribbon. This is the 1 1/4 Black stripped ribbon, wrapped around the heart tin.

Thank you Girls for these lovely gifts. They were both fantastic and gorgeous.
Thanks for looking,

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Convention Card Candy Swap....

Right Then! Are you all ready to see some Card Candy?
I signed up for two Card Candy Swaps over at In Love with Stamping and these are all the ones I received back. What Clever crafters.
This one is by Maria using Simply Said Stamp Set. I must get this Stamp set out again and play some more. Beautiful Maria - Thank You.
This is also by Maria, using Darling Dots. You love cutting out just as much as me, I think?

This was done by Jo, Gorgeous. The Stamp set is Mr & Mrs.

This was also done by Jo. Love the Bright colours.

This one was done by Emma. So Cute, the stamp set is Forest Friends. Love the owl tag.

This one was done by Bekka. The stamp set is Pocket Silhouettes. Love the Blues.

This was done by Joanne. Oh My! Look at all those flowers. The stamp sets were Itty Bitty Buds & Fresh Cuts.

This one was done by Kirsteen. Using all the punches - Can't wait to try the chicken.

This one was done by Elaine. The stamp set is Baroque Motifs - Gorgeous.

This one was done by Su. The stamp set is Pocket Silhouettes - Lovely

This was done by Tricia. The stamp set is One of a Kind and Boho Blossum Punch. Yummy!

I don't know who did this one as theres no name on the back. Its a Holly Jolly christmas stamp set.

This one is by Jane, using lots of punches.

This was done by Karin, The Stamp set is Hello Again. I won this, so can't wait to use it.
I think I need to buy some more Display Boards! My workshops are going to have a treat this week.
We didn't start my class until later today as we were all looking at them all.
Thank you so very much to each and everyone of you that swapped the candy with me:-)
More Tomorrow.
Thanks for looking,

Monday, 9 November 2009

Stampin UP! Convention 2009 in Germany.......

Hello Everyone!
Where do I start? Get a cuppa as this is a long POST!!!!!!!

Well, I had the most amazing time ever at my very FIRST and definately NOT last Stampin UP! Convention. Our Convention was held in a beautiful place called BAD HOMBURG near Frankfurt, What a lovely country Germany is. The people we met were all wonderful and so very helpful. We stayed in the convention hotel Maritim and I had the pleasure to room share with My lovely friend Jo......Who is in her Taken with Teal top in the above photo. I also went with my gorgeous downline Maria and her family Gordon and Matthew. Who kept us in stitches the whole 3 days......... My cheek bones are swollen from all the giggling and laughing that went on!

We flew from Southampton to Frankfurt on this.............It looks like a model right! It had propellers instead of engines and look at the little truck pulling it! We had a good flight though.

We got up the next morning and waited to sign in..........THIS IS WHAT MEET US ALL!!!!!!!!!!

This is Chris who looks after us all when we put in your Stampin Up Orders. After talking with him for nearly two years, we all got to put a face to a voice........Finally.

The other special person at Demonstrator Support is Eileen - She is the most loveliest person and always so very helpful. Thanks Chris and Eileen you really made our trip worth coming - See you Next Year!!!!
These two ladies are in my Team and Well what can I say without coming to tears. Maria is in my Level 1 and Jill is my Level 2, Maria's Level 1........

They are such wonderful company and the most amazing crafters, I feel truly blessed to have such a great Team. We had such a laugh and it wouldn't have been the same without the ladies I went with. My whole Team will be coming NEXT YEAR I am sure.........Read on to find out where 2010 Convention will be...........?

This is Jo again, my room mate. Thank you Jo for sharing you with me. You were such great fun and You are such a wonderful person.......Thank you so very much for the wonderful gift. I will post photos tomorrow......

We got a bit tired during the morning, so we sat down while we were sorting out our swaps.

I will upload all the swaps tomorrow and You won't want to miss that. The swaps I managed to do when I wasn't talking to people are all fantastic and I feel so lucky to have swapped with so many wonderful crafters from all three countries.

In the photo on the left on me is Irene, who is one of my fellow UStamp Demonstrators. She is the most fantastic person. It was a real pleasure to meet up with all the Demonstrators and put a face to all the emails I receive. Irene came 1st place Demonstrator of the Year in Germany - Well Done You have worked so hard. Amanda Fowler is on the other side of me and She too is such a lovely person. She works so very hard and she came 3rd place Demonstrator of the Year - Well Done Amanda, You deserve it and keep up all the good work. Jo is at the front.....
In the Middle of this photo is the Demonstrator of the Year Monica..........It was such a pleasure to finally meet up with Monica, she is an amazing stamper and I really enjoy her demonstration on stage. Well Done to You Monica.......xxxx
This is the Wonderful Julie, who came 2nd place in the awards for Demonstrator of the Year. She made us all very welcome and looked amazing in her awards dress. Julie is going to treat her boys to a holiday to Disneyland with her Winnings - Hope you all have a fantastic time and I look forward to the next time we meet up.
More lovely ladies, Jane, Stellar and Elaine. These ladies are in Amanda's team - Big Wave.....
We all got a name necklace like the ones you can buy at disneyland.......We were given Pins if we won any milestones. I came 1st place for Demonstrator Sales in the UK and 8th place in over all. I also won a place to next years incentive trip to MONACO..........

So a HUGE, HUGE Thank you to all my Wonderful Customers and a HUGE Thank you to all my Team - It wouldn't have be possible with out each and every one of you so Thank you......xxxxx

We found this in the park across from Maria's hotel, it was huge and it was all light up every night.
This is Maria and her wonderful family, Thanks Guys for all the
This is Paula, our UK Stampin Up Manager. Doesn't she look gorgeous......Thanks Paula for spending some time with us on Sunday - Wasn't that Church amazing......?
I signed up for some organised swaps. This is one of them. Its Card Candy using the Seaon of Joy stamp set.
This is my second Card Candy swap using Trendy Trees....
My general swaps were this one using Season of Joy, an upright Zcard.
Another general swap was a Flight of the Butterfly card with a spiral of butterflies in the middle.
This was the front of the spiral card.
This card is using the Medallion stamp - You will be seeing more of these.
This is a slider card using the Season of joy stamp set.
My last general swap was this one using the Tree trimmings stamp set.
I also signed up for a 3D swap, so I made a little gift bag using the Animal Stories stamp set and tea party papers.

Well I must come back down to earth now........But before I do.

How would you like to Join me and my team to your very first Convention Next Year?

It really is so simple - Join Stampin UP as a demonstrator, for a Discounted Price of £125 and this time next year, you will be able to enjoy meeting and crafting with like minded people. I feel like I have won a whole new family with this Hobbie.

Whether you want to be a Discount Demonstrator, a Seasonal Demonstrator, a Hobbie Demonstrator or a Career Demonstrator - There is a place for every crafter.

Do you want to know where the convention will be held next year?

Its going to be held in LONDON, UK.............................Hee Hee I could have screamed (But too shy!)

If you want more details on joining my team and what I could offer you. Email me Today!

Well I must dash, as I my head is full of ideas from the Convention - That I need to get a Cuppa and Wake up before its back to Crafting......

Check back tomorrow for photos of all my wonderful Swaps. Thank you Everyone.

Love Jenny:-)xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx