Friday, 30 December 2011

A date with your stamps ...

(adapted from ideas by Project Life and Michelle Wooderson)

How often have we heard the following from our crafting friends.  “I don't have time to craft”, “I don't have any motivation or good ideas”, and “I don't know what supplies to use together when I sit down to craft”.  With some pre-planning, a few simple sketches, and a good selection of supplies from your stash, you'll be well on your way to stamping up a nice pile of cards, or whizzing out layouts in no time. 

Firstly, you need to set aside time for crafting. Get your diary out and start making dates for yourself like an appointment. If you are too busy for this, start thinking about small sections of time that you can take for yourself. Skip a couple of hours of TV one night, or step away from the computer, or dare I say it, stay up a little later!  However you do it, you must find a way to make time for your hobbies.

Secondly, make an honest list of projects that YOU want to complete. You might need to make two birthday cards, 3 thank you cards, or you might want to make a couple of extra get well and sympathy cards so that you have them when needed. Update the list regularly. Make yourself a cute little notebook to keep it all organized.

When you have organised your date with yourself, go shopping in your own stash. Gather up products that coordinate and are easy to match.  Stampin Up! makes it so easy to pick out everything that co-ordinates.  I also choose the sentiments that I want to use before I start working, and doing it this way saves me hours of time, as those types of cards were on my list.

Next, you need inspiration to get started. Print off photos, make sketches or borrow ideas from sketch/map sites such as who have sketches for both scrapbooking and cards. However, make sure that you give credit when you borrow someone else’s ideas.

I personally like to use ONE sketch only, and I adapt it by turning the sketch 45 or 90 degrees. I make a selection of different sentiment cards using the same supplies and the same sketch.  This way, I can really whizz out the projects.  PLUS, I use up my supplies.   If there’s any scraps of papers left at the end of the session, then I’ll quickly punch out some birds, hearts, flowers, leaves etc. etc. so that I DON’T WASTE ANYTHING !

Even the tiniest pieces of paper can be chopped up into confetti and used.  If you want a colourful border, then run a stick of really sticky red double sided tape onto the card.  Remove the backing and then press all the mixed coloured confetti onto it.  Shake off the remainder – and voila !  a lovely colourful border – for free !

So – make a date with yourself – and get crafting !!!

Thursday, 29 December 2011

There are heaps and heaps of Benefits .....

... to becoming a Demo.

Starting your own Stampin' Up! business means free and discounted products, plus a little extra cash, and who couldn't use that?

Why would you want to get a Stampin' Up! Starter Kit?

  • For all of the wonderful Stampin' Up! goodies that come in it, of course!  There is no obligation to hold workshops and classes, and you can drop anytime without get to KEEP your kit!
  • For your very own demonstrator discount...if your always Wish List is full, you might as well buy your Stampin' Up! supplies from yourself and get a discount plus all the usual hostess benefits you've been enjoying as a customer.
  • To pay for your own hobby of rubber stamping, card making, scrapbooking, and gift making!  You can get an occasional order from your friends and perhaps a workshop or book party and get Stampin' Up! merchandise for free using the instant income.
  • To own a money-making business!  Holding workshops, clubs, and classes taking customer orders will not only pay for your own hobby and allow to you to be your own boss doing what you love, it can also earn you extra income and pay the bills!   With the very minimal cost of a Stampin' Up! Starter Kit you can build a successful and thriving business!

What can you do with a Stampin' Up! Starter Kit?

  • Make handmade cards for every occasion at a fraction of the cost of shop-bought cards
  • Make scrapbooks
  • Make handmade gifts
  • Use the business tools that come with your Starter Kit and own your own business!  Whether you treat it like a part-time job doing what you love, or turn it into a full-time business, the Starter Kit comes with everything you need!
  • Earn free merchandise, cash bonuses, incentive trips, and other awards while Stampin' Up! treats you like royalty!
More important than free stamps & new ideas, is that you join the team of someone who will be there for you when you need them

As a demonstrator you’ll have fun doing what you love, make new and lasting friends as you share your creativity, and enjoy the freedom of owning your own business.

Want to learn more ?

If you have any more questions after reading this, then please contact me on or 07799 250981

Thursday, 1 December 2011

A month today .............

..... and we will have the launch of the NEW SPRING MINI Catalogue !!! Whoop whoop !

Being a Demonstrator means that I have been fortunate enough to have a sneak peak already.  There are lots of new products in the new Mini , which will run from 1 January until 30th April, including new stamp sets, papers, punches, dies, embellishments ... and a LOT more surprises !  I can guarantee you 100% that you will NOT be disappointed !

Hang on ........ there's MORE NEWS - yes more ... but that can wait for another day ....... hee hee !

If you want to be first with all the Stampin Up! News, and the first to find out about new offers, then contact me on to be added to the Newsletter subscribers.

Watch this space ...................... 


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