Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Craft Class Gift Vouchers

Craft Class Gift Vouchers

If you are looking for something different this year, why not buy your friends a craft class experience gift voucher this year? You know you'll be buying a gift they will love, and they will enjoy spending it! If you'd like to receive one yourself, your family and friends can buy them from me too. They are available in a suggested denomination of £15.00 (this is likely to cover the cost of a general class but prices do vary - any difference can be paid later) or contact me for an alternative amount you require. You will receive your gift vouchers in a beautifully decorated envelope and they are valid for six months. Buy vouchers from the links on the right hand side of this blog.

Gift Vouchers for Stampin' Up! goodies

Last year, before I was a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I received lots of Stampin' Up! craft goodies for Christmas by using another demonstrator's wish list service and they were some of my favourite presents! I couldn't wait to start using my new stamps, inks and papers. If you know others who love crafting as much as me, you can buy them Stampin' Up! gift vouchers for Christmas to spend in the Stampin' Up! catalogue, or ask for them for yourself by forwarding the link to this message as a hint! Vouchers are valid for six months. Buy vouchers from the link to the right and view the catalogue there too.

Christmas Wish List Service

If you'd rather have Stampin' Up! presents to open on the big day (like me!) then don't forget you can submit your craft wish list to me of everything you'd like from the Stampin' Up! catalogue - then simply forward my details to your family and friends to get in contact with me. I will arrange for them to buy goodies to their required amount, and you will have lovely SU goodies to open at Christmas! Orders must be submitted ideally by Monday 6th December 2010 to be received in time.

Places left on my canvas craft class

Finally - I have takers for my canvas decorating class on Saturday 11th December so you still have time to book your place if you would like to come along and decorate a canvas to give as a present.

We will be decorating a 12 x 12inch square canvas which can hang on the wall, using your personal photographs. (Please note the photograph is an example only and is not the canvas we will be making in the class).

When: Saturday December 11th
Where: My house
Time: 2.30pm - 5pm Canvas Gift Class
Price: £15 per person

If you like the sound of receiving any of the above, forward the link to this message to your family and friends today. I'd still love Stampin' Up! gifts for Christmas and I'm a demonstrator!

Saturday, 13 November 2010

Crafty Christmas Wish List service

Hi everyone!

It’s time to tell you about my Christmas Wish List service to you! The perfect way to let your friends and family buy you presents from the Stampin’ Up! catalogue that they know you will love!

It simply works like this:

You take a longing look through the gorgeous catalogue and make yourself a wish list – if you are anything like me, that’s going to be most of what is in there! You email me your wish list as your Stampin’ Up! demonstrator and I keep hold of that. You can then pass this email onto your friends and family and they tell me how much they would like to spend on a present for you and voila! There you have it. I order the gift items and ensure you/they receive nicely coordinated items from your list, which I will wrap and send to the person who has purchased it for you, ready for Christmas. Hassle-free shopping for them, and presents to adore for you!

You can purchase the Stampin’ Up! catalogues from me for £4.95 to keep – believe me, they are well worth the investment as have such wonderful ideas in them, or I can lend you one to choose your items from.

Here’s the simple version:
1) Crafter emails me their wish list from the Stampin’ Up! catalogue

2) Crafter forwards this email to family and friends
3) Family and friends contact me via email address (or contact me for my phone number) to arrange order and discuss payment method
4) When payment has been received, I order the items, wrap them and pass them on to the buyer.

Please note payment to cover postage may be required.

It’s really that simple! Let me know if you have any questions – I will await your lovely orders,

Best wishes


Friday, 12 November 2010

Would you like to give a handmade present this Christmas?

Hi everyone,

I’m getting ready for my big Christmas Craft Day tomorrow and I know lots of you who are coming are very excited! For those of you who can’t make it, (and also those of you who can!), I’m now taking bookings for my next classes on Saturday December 11th.
(Please note the photograph is an example only and is not the canvas we will be making in the class).

Would you like to give a handmade present this Christmas? We will be decorating a large 12 x 12inch square canvas which can hang on the wall - they make lovely gifts when you use personal photographs. This class is in the afternoon and I will also be running a cardmaking class in the morning. You can book a place on both of these classes to make a day of crafting, or you can choose to come to the canvas class or the cardmaking class separately.

You have two weeks left to book your place on this class – bookings will close on Sunday 28th November to allow me to order the kits in. As this is so close to Christmas, I will only run this either of these classes if there are enough takers but it is the perfect chance to bag yourself one of those ‘special’

When: Saturday December 11th
Where: Gidea Park
Time: 11am -1.30pm Cardmaking - £15
Time: 2.30pm - 5pm Canvas Gift Class £15
Come to both classes for the day - £30

Canvases are a beautiful way of displaying your photographs and make a perfect gift, or to hang in your hallway if you can't bear to part with it! We will be making a 12x12" square canvas each in this class using your own photograph.

To book your place email me today!

Monday, 8 November 2010

So do you want to know about the Stampin' Up! convention?!

Every year, Stampin' Up! organise a convention for all of their demonstrators. It's for Stampin' Up! Europe so last year was Germany, this year was the UK and next year is in France. It's basically a great time for demonstrators to get together, have a good laugh, make things, learn some business tips and generally have a ball! This year it was held in Addington Palace, Croydon.
On the Thursday night Natalie - my team leader (upline) and Monica who leads another team, held a pre-convention party in our hotel which was great fun! We received these lovely goodie bags filled with things, demonstrators 'swapped', there were some 'make 'n' take' sessions where we made a card and a mini scrapbook page, and there was a raffle. It was hard work so they deserve a lot of thanks - there were over 100 of us just at that! Swaps are where each person makes one item in multiple and they all go round swapping their own for a different item, to give you lots of new inspiration on what to use your stamps for.
Onto the next day and it was two early starts but on registration we were given this 'groovy' bag, with two lovely stamp sets in to use during convention.

Over the two days we had the chance to purchase items from 'Momento Mall' which is Stampin' Up! merchandise such as totes, aprons, rulers, bags etc. This was almost a sell out, there was nothing left at the end! It was decorated lovely.
There are inspiration boards around the venue too, packed full of hundreds of cards and scrapbook pages to give us all inspiration, here are just two made using the party stamp set that we were given in our registration bags.
Aren't they lovely?
On the Friday night came the awards night! This is where everyone gets dressed up and the highest achievers of the demonstrators are awarded for their hard work with various prizes etc, presented by Shelli over from the US, as she founded Stampin' Up!.

Natalie got number 5 top demonstrator of the year as well as other awards, well done Natalie! We had a bumper make n take session during the weekend of different cards and scrapbook pages which was fun. They also do a random 'prize patrol' which is where names flash up on the screen during the event and if yours is there, you win a prize!
This is our 'Stampin' Stars' team!

We finished with a group photo. They announced that next year's convention is in Disneyland Paris! And the only way you can go (and get yourself a permanent 20% discount on Stampin' Up! products!) is to become a demonstrator!

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Fab new Christmas ribbon free!

It's that time of year for another fabulous offer from Stampin' Up - and this one is a good one! (Not that any of them aren't, but I love this project designed above). I have an obsession with ribbon and if you do too, order your Christmas stamp sets and patterned papers today and you can qualify to choose a whole reel of ribbon for free! Stampin' Up! ribbon reels hold ALOT too, so this will go a long way. I really want to wrap my presents like in this photo now, don't you?! To choose which rubber stamp sets and patterned papers you would like to buy from the list above, and also the wonderful choices of ribbon, click on the link for the Stampin’ Up! catalogue to the right hand side of this blog.

I'm also very excited to be off to the Stampin' Up! convention this weekend - wahoo! It is the highlight of the Stampin' Up year where all of us demonstrators get together, get free stamps to play with in our make 'n' take sessions, chat away to all the other paper craft obsessed demonstrator's and generally have a whale of a time. There is an awards night too on the Friday to recognise everyone who has made outstanding achievements in their business, so that will be a night to dress up and have fun. You have to be a demonstrator to attend though so if you want to attend next year and get a permanent 20% discount on your Stampin' Up orders, ask me for details!