Upcoming Classes

Thursday 9th June: 10.00-12.30: Cardmaking.. cards for men using the Plane & Simple stamp set.
Thursday 23rd June: 9.30-12.30: Scrapbooking.. we'll be continuing with our 8"x8" mini book, theme: Book of Me!

Thursday, 30 December 2010

Sale-A-Bration has started!

Hi again,

Today is the start of Stampin' Up!'s annual Sale-A-Bration.. and it's your chance to receive free stamps when you spend £45 or more.. host a qualifying workshop... or even join Stampin' Up! (if you're interested in this, please contact me for a chat and I'll tell you all you need to know).

Details of this very special promotion are in my previous post.. and if you'd like to see the four exclusive - and totally gorgeous - stamp sets available from now til the end of February, please click on the Sale-A-Bration picture in the side-bar to open a PDF of the leaflet... or click here to go to the Stampin' Up! website.

If you'd like to make an order.. or host a workshop.. or if you're interested in finding out more about the benefits of joining SU!, please don't hesitate to get in touch (see the Contact Me page for details).

Finally... if you'd like to book a place at my card-making classes or scrapbook club, please check out the details on the relevant pages. Card-making classes in January and February will be featuring Sale-A-Bration stamp sets, so why not come along and try out these lovely stamps? Remember, please book as soon as possible to benefit from a discounted class fee!!!

Have a very happy New Year and I hope to see you soon.

Sarah x

Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Sale-A-Bration starts on Thursday!

Firstly, I hope you had a wonderful Christmas! :o) We have been enjoying a few days of family time, fun and relaxation.. I hope eveything's gone smoothly and happily for you too!

But now for some great news... Sale-A-Bration starts on Thursday! If you haven't yet heard about Sale-A-Bration, here's the deal:

You have three ways to earn FREE stamps!
  1. Spend £45 (product sales before shipping and handling) and earn one FREE Sale-A-Bration set of your choice.
  2. Host a workshop of at least £300 (product sales before shipping and handling), and earn one FREE Sale-A-Bration set in addition to the generous hostess benefits.
  3. Join Stampin' Up! during Sale-A-Bration and choose a FREE stamp set (excluding hostess sets) from the Idea Book & Catalogue (valued up to £44.95).
I can't yet show you the four gorgeous stamp sets available as part of this stamp set (although you'll have seen them if you received a leaflet from me recently!) but full details will be posted on the Stampin' Up! website on Thursday 30th December.

The promotion runs from 30th December to 28th February 2011, after which the four exclusive stamp sets will no longer be available.. so if there's a set you simply must have, don't wait too long to make your order, host your workshop or join Stampin' Up!

If you have any questions or would like more information, please get in touch and I'll be delighted to help.

Meanwhile, I hope you have a fabulous.. and creative.. New Year!

Sarah x

Saturday, 18 December 2010

Scrapbook Club - undaunted by snow!

Well, it was touch and go this morning... should I call off Scrapbook Club or carry on regardless of the white stuff? In the end, thanks to a few quick phone calls, we decided to go ahead. Thank you ladies for braving the elements - we had snow, hailstones like marbles and the occasional blizzard, but nobody batted an eyelid!

So this month's project was a Birthday Planner, to help us keep on top of all those birthdays and other occasions throughout the year which call for a hand-crafted card to be made and sent with love. Here's my creation:

It took me a good couple of weeks to get this project finished.. and a lot of trial and error.. but I'm pleased with how it turned out - and even more thrilled with how the ladies managed to create theirs today in under three hours! It was pretty intense work but worth the effort I think.

Here's a peek at the first two inside pages, showing the calendar for January on the left and a pocket for holding a couple of cards on the right...

...and the little pocket at the back - for storing envelopes or maybe a little address book..?

I've made a few changes to the class schedule from January onwards... full details can be found on the Card-making Classes and Scrapbook Club pages in the side-bar... take a look and do book early to benefit from early-bird discounts and to secure your place!

Details of class projects for the next few months will be available soon.. or at least as soon as I've finished my Christmas cards and thought about what we're eating one week from today..!

Merry Christmas everyone.. and I hope to see you soon! :o)

Saturday, 11 December 2010

Notably Ornate.. for any occasion

Just a very quick one to share the cards we made in today's class:

This idea was totally borrowed from the Idea Book & Catalogue - loved it and wanted to try it!

And here's the second one:

This one was inspired by a lovely card on In Love With Stamping by Stampycarol... thanks Carol for sharing!

The cards both use the gorgeous Notably Ornate stamp set, along with Contempo Christmas for the greeting. We also got to play with the Colour Spritzer Tool to splatter our images with little droplets of colour, adding a vintage touch to the cards.. it's lots of fun and can be used with the Stampin' Up! marker pens or various other markers you may have already.

Don't forget, if your beloved is stuck for gift ideas for you, a Stampin' Up! gift voucher could be the perfect solution! See the Gift Vouchers page in the sidebar for all the information.

Sarah x

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

11th December Class Sneaky Peek

Here's a little peek at one of the cards we'll be making on Saturday morning using the Notably Ornate stamp set and Love Letter/Newsprint Designer Series Papers. If you'd like to come, please let me know by Thursday afternoon as I'll be preparing resources for the class tomorrow evening.

A Stampin' Up! Christmas

Fancy some gorgeous Stampin' Up! goodies under the tree this year? The very last date for Christmas orders is Monday 13th December - so please don't delay in sending me your Wish List and giving your loved ones my contact details!

If you'd prefer to choose your own goodies after Christmas, you could always opt for Gift Vouchers instead. Please check out the Gift Vouchers page in the side-bar for full details - including information on a couple of very special offers!