OnStage Swaps

At every major Stampin’ Up! event we, as demonstrators, have the opportunity to swap ideas with other demonstrators.  We are encouraged to make a card front or 3D item to swap with other demonstrators so we can get some additional ideas.

I was really struggling with ideas this time around but after a great chat with one of my downlines I was inspired by re-using one of my ideas that I’d used previously as a demonstration.

So I made these card fronts as my swap using numerous colours.  I used the Faux Bleaching Technique.  I started by sponge braying ink onto the card stock in an ombre look.  I then spritzed the hexagon embossing folder with water and then placed the card stock with ink facing down onto the embossing folder.  Take the card stock off and you should see that the water has taken off the ink in the wet places.  Let it dry and then stamp another image over the top in a darker ink.

You can purchase all the products to make these cards at my online shop.

Children’s Craft Course

Starting today I am holding a Children’s Craft Course in my home. The course is for 7 weeks and will, hopefully, help the the children to be able to work with colours more confidently in the future.

They are going to be making a 6″ x 8″ Scrapbook Album, 8 Christmas cards with envelopes and 2 Christmas Rosette Ornaments.

I have a maximum class size of 6 students as I want to be able to give each student the attention and help that they may need.

I’m really looking forward to the classes each week and hope that each of the children will be more confident in colours and being creative.

Below is what they’ll be creating.

And here is the kit that they’ll receive.

If you’d like to purchase any of these products, you can shop for them online at my shop and have them delivered straight to your door.

Designer Series Paper Sale

Let’s admit it: we all just love gorgeous Designer Series Paper and you are no different! By popular demand, Stampin’ Up! are bringing back an incredible offer on Designer Series Paper. You can buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper and get one FREE during October! This sale includes Designer Series Paper from both the annual and holiday catalogues. And Stampin’ Up! are even including select Specialty and Designer Series Paper Stacks on sale! So take advantage of this excellent opportunity to get lots and lots of pretty paper.

World Card Making Day

We didn’t come up with World Card Making Day, but we are thrilled that it’s a thing! It’s a day dedicated to doing what you love most—making handmade cards! It celebrates the creativity and personal connection handmade cards create between loved ones, and it’s a great time to make your own cards to send to your family and friends.

This year the world celebrates the day on 7 October, but one day wasn’t enough for us. For ten days (1–10 October), you get 15% off Notecards & Envelopes and select stamp sets. Also, when you buy Fast Fuse Adhesive, you’ll get two refills for FREE! These items will help you celebrate the best hobby of all—cardmaking!

Get 15% off these Note Cards & Envelopes and stamp sets!

Stamp Camp 2017

This past weekend I’ve been to our teams weekend away.

We have the most amazing upline that organises a fantastic weekend away for us. She needs to limit the numbers as we like to have some room to create.

When we first arrive we are greeted with a bag of challenges to complete along with some extra goodies to get us through the weekend.

There are shoebox swaps to complete throughout the weekend as well. If you can’t get your mojo going the shoeboxes are a great way to be creative without the thinking. All the prep is completed and all you need to do is stamp and assemble.

The challenges can be trickier. You are given some supplies and you need to create a project with them. You can add other things as well.

The worst part of the weekend is packing up and heading home. Though seeing the family again is great and always good to sleep in your own bed.

Below is a photo of all the Stamp Fairy gifts we received and the goodies we received when we first arrived.

It is a fantastic weekend away so if you would like the chance to come along next year, then sign up in my team and you could be joining us next year.

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