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To love what we do and share what we love, as we help others enjoy
creativity and worthwhile accomplishments . . . in this we make a difference!

Saturday, 30 November 2013

Card Candy I received from a swap at Convention.
For those that don't know what card candy is, they are card toppers, packaged up like you see in the craft shops.  There are some rules regarding card candy - they must only use current Stampin' Up! Products, have at least 2 layers, minimum of 6 toppers on a piece of acetate in a clear bag and you must use embellishments on at least 3 of he toppers.  Umm, I might not have quite got it right.  The CC police may be after me!
I used Zoo Babies as my stamp set.

Sketched Birthday - Crafting Alison

Papaya Collage, Fabulous Phrases - Ruth Trice

Happy Hour - Dawn Howard
Wetlands - Jayne Owen

Festive Flurry - Karen Rhodes
Mosaic Madness - Carolyn Exwood

What a wonderful new idea Stampin' Up! Has come up with.
Carve your own stamps!
This idea isn't new. In fact Lino printing has been around for simply years, I'm sure we all remember having cuts on our fingers at art class in school.  There's also an expensive machine you can buy that will  carve out stamps from images you create on your computer. However we offer the ability to carve your own artwork and make your own stamp. Now that is creative.  No one will have the exact same image that You will create and make your own!
We had the chance to play around with this at Convention and I was lucky enough to win one in Prize Patrol. Yippee...another reason to join my team and come to Brussels next year!
These are some of the examples  on display.

Carved by Laura and Angela

 European Convention was held last weekend in Manchester. Stampin' Up demonstrators from Germany, France, Holland and Austria came together for 2 days of inspiration, learning and most all togetherness and fun. Wow, what a time,  it was full on.  There was the business bit, the show and tell, with a WOW factor thrown in, different classes you could take to learn more advanced techniques, inspiration boards, demonstrations going on...there was a lot to do.  The Manchester Christmas markets were also on, so a pleasant stroll to the gluwein was also on order. 

Outside the centre, carrying my 'silver' backpack

Friday, 1 November 2013

Scrap booking  - is it your 'thing'?Today is National Scrapbooking day and Stampin' Up! have some specials just for you.

It’s Digital Scrapbooking Day on Saturday, 2 November 2013. But one day just isn't enough, so we're celebrating for eight!

Dates: 1-8 November 2013

Here's what we have lined up:

  1. Guest bloggers: A talented group of demonstrators, customers, and designers from around the industry will share project inspiration on the blog.
  2. FREE download: Be sure to check in on Saturday, November 2 to get your freebie.
  3. Videos: We'll share some more ideas with training videos to help you get started.
  4. Daily deals: Every day, we'll feature a new download for 50% off!
  5. Challenges: Use the daily deal download to create a project for your chance to win free downloads. (Upload your samples to the gallery with the matching tag to enter.) 

 Here's the list of daily deal downloads:
  • 11/1 Amped Up Ampersands Kit
  • 11/2 Hello There Kit + FREE Moments Ago Stamp Brush Set
  • 11/3 All Time Fave Photobook Template
  • 11/4 Modern Medley Overlays Kit
  • 11/5 Be Brave Pocket Cards
  • 11/6 Nobody’s Business Photobook Template
  • 11/7 Autumn Traditions Kit
  • 11/8 Afternoon Daydream Kit

Check out my online store to order your free downloads and your digital downloads
My store

Here is the 2nd of our current promotions - 30% off selected seasonal MDS (my Digital Studio) downloads.
22 of our seasonal downloads have 30% off in this promotion.

Not got MDS? It's FREE for the 30days when you download our trial version.
Download the trial - get it - play with it - LOVE it! You can't go wrong! Create something you don't like? Then just click the 'UNDO' button.

Another great idea from Stampin' Up! is the Envelope Punch board. You will have to wait until Nov 1st to order it though.  
It gives you sizes for 66 different size envelopes, and thats not all, it has two punches and also a scorer.  They all fit nicely into the board, so are always on hand.
It is small and light weight, it is a fantastic tool to have.
I have had so much fun using this, making my own envelopes, boxes, crackers, I couldn't quite work out the mini album though!