A Huge Thank You

Thanks for taking the time to visit my Stampin' Up! blog. I would love for you to either leave a comment or follow my blog and then I can come and see your work and leave comments for you too.

Emma xx
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator in England UK. All things Stampin' Up for card making, scrapbooking, wedding stationery, gifts, card making classes, scrapbooking classes, gift making classes.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Time to join Stampin' Up! as a Demo

Hi Guys

Stampin' Up! have a really great offer for you if you fancy joining up as a demo on my team.  The starter kit allows you to get £115 worth of product for free.  You will get £240 worth of product for £125, now that is an absolutely fabulous offer, this is only good from now 'til the 7th May.

Not sure that you could do it?  Here is my story

Stampin' Up! came into my life via the blog of American Demonstrator Dawn Griffiths about 3 years ago and at that point SU! wasn't in the UK and I didn't know anyone who would be going over to the States any time soon so I had to wait.

When SU! came to the UK I was going into the final year of my degree and I didn't think I had enough time to commit and left it for a while.

In October 2008 I went to an SU! party at a friends house and I decided there and then to bite the bullet and went for it.  The week I joined there was a meeting in High Wycombe where the UK office is based and I got to meet Pam Morgan ( Vice President, Demo Services and Development) who also has a downline and she was the inspiration that got me hooked.

I have a very loyal customer base and enjoy doing the workshops.  I get to do what I love and that is craft for a living, now who could want more than that?

There are several different types of demos and each demo is as important as the next...

Being a demonstrator is a wonderful opportunity that allows you to earn an income from your hobby or crafting passion, meet and interact with like minded people and make a difference.
Your demonstratorship is as individual as you are. The benefits of being an active demonstrator are the same whether you are a hobby or career demonstrator. People will join for many different reasons and you may have goals similar to those below:
 DISCOUNT DEMONSTRATOR - Likes the idea of buying stamps for personal use at a discount and occasionally sells to friends and family.
 SHORT-TERM DEMONSTRATOR - Sells for a short period of time to earn a specified amount of money and stops when the goal is reached.
 HOBBY DEMONSTRATOR - Loves doing workshops and classes and earning extra money when it’s convenient; works a lot some months and very little, or none, other months.
 CAREER DEMONSTRATORThese are the ones that choose  Stampin’ Up! as a viable business with long-term career potential; pursues management and wants to move up the career ladder; regularly attends Stampin’ Up! events and has developed close social relationships with other demonstrators; works at her business in a consistent manner.

You might be wondering what are the benefits of joining my team?
I am a committed leader for my team and when you sign with me I will provide you with the help and support that you want.  You will work at your own pace and I will never make you do 
what you don't want.  All you have to do is call me or mail me at 07793972024 or emmadaye@sky.com.

If you would like to join my team of lovelies then call me today for more information.

I look forward to hearing from you soon

Emma xx

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Look What I Made At the Weekend

... I went to Claxby at the weekend and we made one of these.

I have used Regal Rose and Rose Red to colour the background.  I have then used the Very Vintage wheel to decorate the mirror.  The small pieces of art are made using En Francais, Vintage Vogue and a rubber band around my brayer to make the swirly lines.  I made the roses by using a 1" punch and fixing 7 together to make a 6 petal flower.  Each flower needed 3 cutouts.  These are made from Whisper white that I have coloured with Regal Rose and Rose Red to give some depth.  The leaves were made from the oval punch cutting one end to a point.  (mirror was £1.19 from IKEA).

I hope you like and until next time

Happy crafting

Emma xx

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Tuesday Taggers

It is that time of the week again.  Tuesday Taggers have the theme of Dragons this week chosen by the lovely Teri.  I haven't got any dragon stamps, or anything like that so I thought out of the box a little and went with a dragonfly.

The background has been brayered with bashful blue and old olive ink onto whisper white c/s. I have stamped and masked the flowers from Greenhouse Garden with Perfect Plum, Taken with Teal and Elegant Eggplant.  The dragonfly is punched using Taken with Teal and Elegant Eggplant.  The wings have been punched with the large oval, the body has been punched using the Word Window punch and then cut to a point.  The attennae have been made by cutting a slither of Taken with Teal c/s and sticking to the underside of the head.

So go and have a look what the rest of the DT have done at Tuesday Taggers

I hope you like

Until next time, happy crafting

Emma xx

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Happy Birthday to me

At the end of this week it is my Birthday and on Tuesday Taggers it is my turn to choose the theme so I went for 'Cakes & Balloons'.  My teamies have come up with some absolutely fantastic creations for you to get inspiration from.

We also have two prizes this week and all you have to do is just look at the TT's blog, complete the challenge and leave your name on Mr Linky.  This is one of the prizes (the second may vary in colours slightly)

Here is my entry

I have used on a pedestal stamp set stamped in brilliant blue, pixie pink and pink passion.  The DSP is from the mini catty paper stack 'Sweet Pea'.  The ribbon is Rose Red 1" Double Stitched Grosgrain ribbon.  I have cut a slit in the card at the front and slipped the ribbon through and tied in a knot on the front.

As well as being my birthday at the end of the week it is also my other halves birthday on the same day as well as being my MIL birthday today (this is her card) and my mums birthday tomorrow. (What a busy week)

I look forward to seeing all of your wonderful creation over the next week so pop on over to Tuesday Taggers for a go.

Until next time

Happy crafting

Emma xx

Monday, April 12, 2010

Just some brayering

Hi Guys

If somebody had said to me a year ago that I would be able to brayer without getting any lines on my work I would have laughed at them.  Now though I can brayer confidently and produce pieces of work that I am very very proud of.  I have to thank my fellow teamie and very good friend Michelle for showing me how to do it.

Here are some pieces of work I have done this week

This is just general brayering using a piece of waste paper torn so that I could form hills.  The tree is from Lovely as a Tree

Done the same as the one above but only one hill.  I have used 3 stamp sets in this piece.  Forest Friend (coloured the white bits with white gel pen), Autumn Days for the foliage around the edges and Lovely as a Tree for the trees.

This is just done by brayering the top in regal rose and the bottom with bashful blue.  The bottom stripes have been done by randomly putting elastic bands on my brayer and inking up and rollering over the image.  I have used Flight of the Butterfly for the stamp set.

Just a little bit of what I have been doing this week.

I hope you like and until next time

Happy Crafting

Emma xx

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Colour Renovation

Chinese Whispers are on the rounds.  Stampin' Up! have made a huge announcement regarding their colour families.  They are now Colour Collections.  They are happening in the States now and we will get them for definite in October for our new Catty!!

Here is the lowdown:

Stampin' Up! have conducted lots of surveys and market research in order to come up with this exciting news.

We are getting rid of some of the old colours and getting some new colours and also In Colours.  We will now only have 4 colour families but woohoo we are also getting new In Colours to be here for 2 years at a time.

We will have Subtles, Brights, Regals and Neutrals. Here are the new families.

New In Color Programme

One part of our Colour Renovation that we’re sure you’re going to love is the new In Color programme. The In Color programme has been a very successful colour programme in other Stampin’ Up! markets, and we are excited to bring it to you! In Colors are a selection of new colours that are introduced every year, in addition to the core colour lines. Each year we will introduce five new In Colors, and they will remain for two years.

Colours that are going...

This means that the 2010-2011 In Colors will be introduced this year, but will not be retired until the 2012-2013 colours are introduced. This year there will be only be five In Colors, but after that, we will always have ten (the previous year’s plus the new). Look for a later announcement on this year’s In Colors.

I hope you like and you won't be too upset as there are loads of great colours coming.  I can't wait for the effect to take place.
Until next time, happy crafting

Emma xx

Challenge Entry

Hi Guys

As you all know I am on the design team for Tuesday Taggers, well this was created because another challenge site had to close its doors for what we thought forever, but it is back and that can only mean one thing, Tag You're It!.

The first challenge is On a Bough.  How lucky am I that I have bought the new set from Stampin' Up!, Bird On A Branch (which you can purchase by emailing me here).  It is a fab set that works best as a silhouette.

I have brayered the top with Ruby Red and Pumpkin Pie using a 1 3/4" circle punched from a post it note.  I have gone over the circle with Summer Sun after to just give it some muted colour.  The hills have all been done with Mellow Moss and Old Olive at different strengths.  Then the main focal piece of the tag is the bird on a branch.  I have stamped with Basic Black for the main image and then restamped by stamping off.  The blossoms are from the same set but have been stamped off first before stamping on my image.

Finally I have added the greeting, again from Bird on a Branch and ribbon, More Mustard grosgrain and Mellow Moss gingham ribbons.

So why not hop on over to Tag You're It and have a go yourself.
I hope you like

Until next time happy crafting

Emma xx

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Tuesday Taggers Tag it

Today on tuesday taggers it is a tag theme that is being sponsored by my lovely friend Georgina.

My tag is using some of the new paper from the Sweet Pea paper stack, chocolate chip card stock, Old Olive ink that I have brayered flat on to the tag.  I have then scrunched up a piece of paper and inked up my brayer again and rolled across this paper.  Then brayer over your card stock and you get this mottled effect.  The stamp at the grass/sky line is from the Tiny Tags in old olive.  I have used Trendy Trees in Close to Cocoa and Old Olive.  I have brayered the sky with bashful blue a couple of times to get some depth at the top.  I have stamped some of the tiny tag stamps and punched out with the Medium Jewellery Tag punch attached with Linen Thread.  The last step is a length of Chocolate Chip double stitched grosgrain ribbon with a word window punched out of brayered bashful blue and punched with the 1/16" punch and closed with a gold brad.
I hope you like

Until next time, happy crafting

Emma xx

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Woop Woop Woop

the day I can reveal the Mini Catty to you all has arrived at last. Having had some of the stuff from the catty for a little while now I feel like it has been around forever and the product is absolutely fabulous and gorgeous as well.

If you go to my side bar you will be able to click on it and it will straight to the lovely goodness. If you are one of my customers then you will receive a catty in the post in the next couple of days. If you are not one of my customers yet and you want to get a hard copy of one of these lovelies then drop me a line at emmadaye@sky.com and I will get one in the post to you.
I look forward to hearing from you soon
Until next time
Happy Crafting
Emma xx