Thursday, 30 May 2013

Retiring products

The list of retiring stamps has just been published and I wanted to get a link to it on here for you as soon as possible because I know how quickly things sell out - and once they're gone, they GONE forever!!

Some of my absolute favourite stamps are on this list but I can't feel too sad because I know there will be so many beautiful ones to take their place in the new catalogue!

Take a look to see if there's any that you've had your eye on for a while but not got round to buying yet.  A few of them are discounted - a red dot means 40% off and orange means 25% off.

Contact me asap to place an order.  Retiring products will be available until 1st July but they are likely to sell out before this date so don't leave it too late!

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Little bird thank you!

Just a quick post tonight (just can't seem to get an early night this week!!).  I am sharing a little thank you card I made for a customer recently.  All my customers get a handmade thank you card along with their order (and often some extra little treats in the bag too!!).

The background papers are the Natural Composition Speciality papers - well they are actually more like card - and they are my favourites for making really special gift bags and boxes.

Kylie x

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Butterflies, Flowers, Birds and Bees

Good evening! I really should be making my way to bed right now after such a hectic weekend and several late nights, but I think I might be able to sleep better after posting this about my last class which actually took place over a week ago!

So finally here are the pictures of the cards we made at my Spring Card Class....

The butterfly card features the Swallowtail stamp, and the background on the flower card is Flowering Flourish

The bees were from the Spring Sampler stamp set and also features the honeycomb embossing folders.  The bird cards use For the Birds and coloured in with blender pens.

I showed the ladies how to make these rolled paper flowers - a quilling tool makes it really easy!

We did some heat embossing using pool party embossing powder which looks fab on the Summer Starfruit card.  Then we painted over the butterfly with the champagne shimmer paint for a lovely shimmery effect

Everyone loved doing a bit of colouring in!  So therapeutic!!

Lastly the bees were stamped with black stazon ink - this ink dries permanent so we could colour the yellow stripes and add dazzling diamonds to the wings without the colour running!

I wish I had taken a picture of my home-baking too - I made rocky road and lemon drizzle cake for  this class!

For details of my next class, click here!!

Kylie x

Monday, 13 May 2013

Name badge

This was the name badge I made for the Regional Training event last weekend. All the demonstrators made their own and I saw lots of beautiful and very creative ones!

I made mine with the Labels Collection Framelit dies, some Tea for Two designer series papers, rolled paper flowers and the leaves were punched out using the Bird Punch!  My name was stamped using the Noteable Alphabet stamps. I then I finished it off with some ribbon and pearls!

I'm still feeling very inspired and motivated after the event.  It has given me a boost to do some organising so I have spent most of this evening promoting my upcoming classes and sorting out some facebook posts. While this renewed energy lasts I might as well make the most of it!

Kylie x

Sunday, 12 May 2013

Regional Training 2013 - Swaps!

Good evening!  I am writing this after a very tiring but fun weekend!  On Saturday I was in Telford for Stampin' Up!s regional training day, where 300 demonstrators from all over the country gathered to see lots of new products and craft demonstrations, listen to inspirational talks from some really talented demonstrators, and hear some exciting announcements! It was also a great social event and I got to spend time with other members of my team Julie's Jems as well as chat to demos from other teams.

A fun part of Stampin' Up! events is the swapping!  I made 60 Petite Purses to swap for other demonstrators projects.  I made these using the Polka Dot Parade designer papers with coordinating card stock and made labels from the Ciao Baby stamp set.  They looked so colourful all together - like a rainbow!

And in exchange I got some really beautiful things back - lots of ideas and inspiration for my next projects! Thanks to everyone who swapped with me - I'll be checking out your blogs and pages gradually over the next few days.

I had a great time at training and it's got me looking forward even more to Convention in November!  Can't wait!

Kylie x

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Introducing This and That!

Do you love the idea of preserving life's special moments and memories, but a scrapbook seems like too much hard work?? Your life is: Fabulous. Quirky. Exciting. Perfectly messy. And happening really fast. And Stampin' Up!s newest product line lets you capture it all on-the-go.

This and That is a collection of products to make journals - like scrapbooks but quicker and a bit less 'perfect'! Collect tickets, flyers and other bits and bobs, stick in photos, and annotate with comments, lists and stories - the possibilities are endless.  I can imagine this being a big hit with teenagers too!

Check out this quick video to see some ideas of how you can use these exciting new products:

This and That will be in the new annual Stampin’ Up! catalogue which launches on the 1st July 2013, but you can get them now!  And even better, you can get all five This and That products in a bundle for 15% off until 31 May.

The following products are in the bundle but they can also be purchased separately at their full price.

131268Epic Day This and That Journal£9.95
130814Epic Day This and That Designer Series Paper£9.95
131463Remember This and That Rotary Stamp£5.50
131271Epic Day This and That Designer Stickers£4.50
131269Epic Day This and That Designer Washi Tape£4.50
133905Epic Day This and That  - SUPER VALUE BUNDLE
Includes the five This and That products listed above. Only available in a bundle until May 31.
15% Off Retail Value!

What do you think about journals and scrapbooks?  Would you be interested in a class using this bundle? Please leave a comment below for a chance to win the Remember This rotary date stamp - I'll draw one of the comments from here and my facebook page next Wednesday 8th May.

Kylie x