Saturday, 23 May 2015

Not long to go ...

There's only 8 days to go until the launch of the new MAIN Catalogue for 2015.

One of the benefits of being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, is that we get to see the new catalogues a month before the general public.  We also get to attend some amazing events, including the most recent - Telford !

Here's a few photos of my team from the event. Sorry for the poor quality of the top two - they were taken in the pub !

As well as discussing the new Compensation Plan that is starting to take effect on the 2nd June (see previous post for more details), we were also treated to some fantastic demonstrations using the new products.  There were also lots of display boards of samples, and some of those are posted below.

This is one of the new card kits as demonstrated by the talented Emily Thompson.

These are stunning samples from Sarah Berry using the new butterfly framelits and lots of other new products !

This amazing 'cake' is one of several new bundles that will be available in the catalogue.  Also, the 'cake' die is available to purchase on its own as well ! YAY !!!

Telford is the main event for me of the Stampin Up! year, Although I love Convention, Telford is more personal for me, and means that I can catch up with the many friends that I have made since I became a Demonstrator.

Here's a sneaky peak of the new catalogue - the photograph is of me and Chris from our German Demo Support - he's such a lovely person, and is always up for a laugh !  #christhecatalogue

I was also lucky enough to win one of the Prize Patrols ! How apt - I won a set of the new Project Life Cards ! YAY !!!

If you would like to receive a copy of the new catalogue, then please email me on

DON'T FORGET - you only have until 2nd June to place orders from the current main catalogue and the current Spring/Summer catalogue.  Be warned though - a lot of products have already sold out !

As always, if you have any questions or queries, please contact me on or call/text me on 07747 465186

Just to finish ... I'll leave you with some samples of the NEW In-Colours for 2015-2016 that I found on Pinterest - there's loads more samples of new products and goodies on my Pinterest page, so make sure you stop by !

Have a great Bank Holiday weekend everyone - Cal xxx

New In-Colours. (top to bottom).  Tip Top Taupe. Watermelon Wonder.  Cucumber Crush. Delightful Dijon and Mint Macaron.

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Changes are coming and more !

Firstly, and before I forget, the weekly deals are now up ... 

Don't forget, there is also the Retired List sales HERE  These products are selling out really quickly, so make sure you place your orders as soon as possible to avoid disappointment !

You can shop for ALL of the deals 24/7 from my online shop HERE

Changes are coming !

There are huge changes coming up this year in Stampin Up!  Both for customers AND for Demonstrators.  For the first time in many, many years, the Terms & Conditions, and pay structure, career plan etc., are changing for Demo's.   These obviously won't have any effect on customers, but I just wanted to make you aware, that there are changes for everyone !

Changes that effect customers

Stampin Up! is aligning their rewards programme in line with other Direct Sales Companies, this means :-

*   As from the 2nd June, the name 'hostess benefits' is changing to Stampin Rewards.
*   'Hostess Benefits' are changing from £25 per £150 spent to 10% per £150 spent - increasing to            16% for orders valued at £525 and over.
*   You can earn ONE half price item if you party orders achieve £400 (or more)
*    Product Price Increases: As any viable company must do, Stampin UP! continually evaluate our pricing to ensure we’re offering high-quality, competitively-priced products while also remaining profitable. To that end Stampin Up! have made the following product-line increases:
Ink pads and refills: It has been several years since we’ve increased the price of ink. Over time, our costs have gone up, resulting in a small price increase.
Big Shot, cutting pads, and crease pads: Our supplier has raised their prices, and we’ve adjusted our prices to be in line with those changes.
Paper: Increased costs have resulted in a slight price increase on select cardstock and envelopes.
Extra-large punches: Our punch supplier increased our cost on some of our punches, necessitating that we increase our price on the largest punch body style.Product Price Decreases: Stampin UP! are hover, happy to announce that we’ve been able to negotiate a cost savings on Textured Impressions Embossing Folders, which has made it possible for us to lower the price of all embossing folders.
*  We are due a new In-Colour selection in the NEW catalogue, so if you have ordered In-Colour inkpads, then you will need to order reinkers as soon as possible !

These are all the changes for now - PLEASE ALSO NOTE - That the Annual Catalogue will be finishing on the 2nd June - not the 30th June as stated on the current catalogue.

There will be a crossover period on the 2nd June - so if you want to grab some goodies before then, then now is the time to order, or the 2nd June latest !

That's it for now - so if you have any questions or queries, please contact me as soon as possible on

Many thanks - Cal xxx

Saturday, 25 April 2015

Saturday Update

Wow-  the Retirement List this year has gone bollistic - you have loved it !

Below is the latest update, although this was amended late on Thursday night, so some products may now be unavailable !


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The sooner you order, the better, as even whilst entering products on the same day, they were literally disappearing before my eyes, so you have to be 'in it - to win it' ....

Keep your eyes peeled for newsletters and my blog for more details about all the upcoming changes and the new catalogue - There is lots going on !

I just wanted to show you one of the pages from the 2 Day Easter Crop.  It was an amazing two days filled with fun and laughter, and lots of crafting !

The layout above uses the gorgeous Lullaby papers, and what I love about them, is that the papers are in two colour-ways ... peach one side, and blue/grey the other side !

The technique on this page, was the crackle effect, and using Liquid Leaf (not stampin up), stamping and showing how you can use stamps in more than one way.

As always, if you have any questions or queries, please contact me on or call/text me on 07747 465186.

Don't forget to pop back for more news over the next few weeks. 

Have a great weekend - Cal xxx

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

So long ... farewell .....

It's almost time for the 2016 NEW Main Catalogue ! YAY !!!  

So in preparation for the new catalogue - the 2015 Retirement List is now online.  Those of you who have experienced ordering from previous lists of retired products will know just how quickly these items fly out of the warehouse - one blink, and they're gone ! Not only that, but when it's gone, it's GONE!

There are links below for both catalogue and digital retiring products.

The fastest way to order and ensure you get the products you choose is to order from my online store HERE

The Retirements Lists are here :-

Catalogue products are HERE

My Digital Studio products are HERE

Go Go Go !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You can also order via my email addy or call/text me on 07747 465186

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Supersize Weekly Deals

Wow - have you seen all the Weekly Deals this week ... there is not only some great deals, but there's more of them !

To place your orders you can either shop HERE at my online shop 24/7, or you can email me on (or call/text me on 07747 465186)

Don't forget, that if you spend over £45 you will get FREE P&P


I'm sorry that I will be a bit quiet this week, but this weekend is our Spring into Summer 2 Day Crop, so I am busy preparing surprises, kits etc. etc....   I'll be back posting as normal next week !

10 CLUB 

I have two places available in a new 10 Club starting this month.  You commit to spending £15 per month (plus postage) for 10 months, and during ONE of those 10 months, you are the hostess and will earn at least £20 to spend on whatever you like from the current catalogues.

To reserve your place, and to receive all the current catalogues, please contact me on

Scrapbooking/Mixed Media

Just thought that I would show you one of the layouts that I have been experimenting with using mixed media - I'm trying to use up old papers/kits etc., and this is a great way of doing it !


To create this layout, I simply chose colours that I felt would compliment each other, and cut them into various sized strips.   I played around with the paper cluster until I felt happy with the compilation.

I distressed both of the background papers by snipping into the patterned background, and 'rolling back' the papers with my fingers - if this is difficult, then spray the paper with water, and you should be able to 'roll' the paper more easily.  On the top 'tear', I added a small piece of matching patterned paper, to show it peeking out of the tear.

Before adding the paper cluster, I spritzed Mr Huey ink sprays over the patterned paper.

I used a bubbles stencil and texture paste, to give more texture to the layout.  After the texture paste had dried, I drew around some of the bubbles to help them pop off the page.

I fussy cut some of the flowers, and started building up the page using a selection of embellishments, and tucked them under the layers of the paper cluster.  (I attached the paper cluster using foam pads, so that I could add even more texture, and to allow me to tuck in embellishments).

Lastly, I added the title.

Notes:  Multi-media projects, are literally all about playing around with inks, paints and multi-mediums.  I have as many disasters as I have successes, but each time I have a play around, I learn something new.   I also add different textures by using fabrics, plastics, pages from books, tissue paper, napkins etc.. and then painting over with gesso, so that they disappear into the background, but are still semi-visible underneath.   Why not give it a go ... and let me see your results !

Have a great day folks - it's looking as if it's going to be glorious !

Thursday, 26 March 2015

5 more days & HUGE, MASSIVE charity raffle !

Get more for your £1 (or Euro) !

Get massive reductions on the Clearance Rack and the Weekly Deals - These are Stampin' Up! products that are discounted up to 70% !  

If you make your order up to £45, then you will also be eligible to select a FREE gift from Sale-a-Bration !  (Or you can order from either the main catalogue or the Spring/Summer catalogue)

The first Sale-a-Bration offerings are HERE

The second Sale-a-Bration offerings are below :-

Lastly, the third selection of Sale-a-Bration products :-

You can select ANY free product that you would like for every £45 spent!

PLUS you will receive FREE postage if your order is over £45, an offer from me, not Stampin' Up!

You can place your orders HERE at my 24/7 online shop, or you can email me at OR you can call/text me on 07747 465186


Once again it is my yearly Charity Raffle that benefits multiple charities.  This year, there is just ONE HUMONGOUS prize valued at almost £60.   The prize includes :-

12 x 12 Black Project Life Album
Pack of 12 x 12 Project Life pockets
Everyday Adventure Project Life Card Collection (or you can select a different collection)
Everyday Adventure Project Life Accessory Pack (or you can select a different collection)

Tickets are £2 each or 3 for £5 

To purchase your raffle ticket(s) simply pay via my Paypal address and I will email you with your raffle ticket number(s)  Please add your preferred email address to the 'notes' section of your Paypal payment. 

The draw will take place at the Spring into Summer 2 day retreat on the 11th April, and I will announce the winner on my blog that evening.  The prize will be posted out on Monday 13th April.  I will video the drawing, and try and load it onto my blog (I've not been successful at loading videos so far, so if anyone has any hints or tips, please drop me an email) !

Good luck everyone and thank you in advance !

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

It's a DEAL ... and DEFINITELY only 6 Days Left !

Can you believe how fast this past three months have gone ?

I can't believe that I'm saying that there's only 6 days left of Sale-a-Bration!  How fast has that gone?

I'm going to do a spotlight over the next few days of some of my favourite Sale-a-Bration products for 'old times sake'.  I really wish that some of the products would follow into the new Main Catalogues, but sadly, they never do - which is all the more reason why you MUST get your Sale-a-Bration orders in within the next SIX days!

I'm starting with Best Day Ever stamp set and Best Year Ever designer papers and accessories.  I love how easy it is to use this stamp set on so many different things!  I've used it to edge scrapbook pages, and to add splodges and patterns on cards, tags etc.,

Try using your Stampin Up markers to 'colour' the stamp set and achieve multi-coloured backgrounds!

Best Day Ever stamp set

Best Year Ever designer papers

Best Year Ever accessories - full reels !
Here are some samples using the Best Day Ever stamped around the outsides of a scrapbook layout, and which shows off the matching Best Year Ever designer series papers.

And here are some cards and tags using the Best Day Ever stamp set and matching papers.

To earn your FREE Sale-a-Bration goodies, then just browse any of the two current catalogues (the main catalogue and the Spring/Summer catalogue), select £45 worth of craft supplies, and pick which of your FREE sale-a-bration goodies you would like.  How easy is that ?  Oh, and to sweeten the deal even more, how about FREE postage as well ?

You can place you orders via my online shop HERE or by emailing me at


Look at this weeks weekly deals .... Oh my days .. how fabulous are this weeks offerings?

THe envelope punch board only £13.46 ... seriously ? wow !  I must also grab me some of those Gold Soiree papers - I think they would be a perfect alternative for Christmas papers!

As above, to place your orders, or if you have any questions or queries, then please contact me by emailing me at or call/text me on -07747 465186

Much Love – Cal x


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