Monday, November 28, 2011

More from Convention

So here are my roomies, we had such fun and laughed lots, we stamped, wined, dined, shopped and had our own Pyjama Party make and takes in our room!

Here are the gifts I made for my roomies:

Inside were decorated pages with spaces for photographs and journalling to keep as a momento of our time away.

Here we are on the Main Stage

and out and about the grounds

This is where we ate on Saturday night once Convention was all finished, we had such a giggle here, something I will remember for a long time, good food and great company, what a great combination.

Do you fancy joining me at Convention 2012 in Germany, it really is so great to get together with lots of other Demonstrators, swap, share, learn and be inspired.  Being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator is just the best, why not join my team and have the opportunity of earning some pennies in your pocket for doing something you enjoy, hours to suit you and your family!  Email or call for an informal chat about the opportunities available to you.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

I'm Back!!!!

Wow, 6 flights in 9 days, I am totally pooped, but what a ball I have had, Paris, New York, Canada and I can't wait to share it all with you.

But first things first, just a reminder that booking closes for my December Classes tomorrow, here's a couple of pictures to jog your memories:

So, these are just for the Wreath Classes on Saturday 10th December at Alveston Methodist Church and Monday 12th December at Whitminster Village Hall.

Remember there are also the other options of the Christmas Stamp a Stack (15 simple but stunning cards) and the Tags, Favours and Boxes Classes at both venues on the same dates.

Booking must close tomorrow to ensure delivery of your goodies included with the class.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Still here, honestly!!

Hi all, apologies for my absence, I have just returned from the Stampin' Up! 2011 Convention at Disneyland Paris, the run up to going away was a little hectic with swaps, roomie gifts and class preparations and I have to say I was relieved once we were on our way knowing that everything was complete and in place for the weekend.

I shared a room at the Disney Hotel "Sequoia Lodge" with Jane, Caroline and Gill, we had such fun.  Convention is such an exciting place to be, with over 300 demonstrators from the UK, France and Germany all joining together, sharing, learning and being inspired by each other.

Here we are, and ignore the fact that I have my eye's closed, I try my hardest to keep them open and now everyone is used to taking at least 3 shots when I am in the picture just in case, on this occasion it just wasn't happening!!!

From left to right, Jane, Gilly, Me (with my eye's closed), Caroline and Hayley.

Here we have just signed in for Convention, collected our Bags complete with 2 Stamp sets, Lanyards, Award Pins and more, waiting impatiently to go into the Momento Mall to shop for all our Stampin' Up! Branded Logo goodies!

After the excitement of the Momento Mall we began our swapping, here is one of the designs I put together, something we made a my classes earlier this month, it uses the beautiful stamp set "Everything Eleanor" which I just adore, for the background I used the bleaching technique.

Do you recognise this lovely lady, our guest Presenter, of course, it's Liz Shannon up on stage wowing us with her creations!

During the day we do lots of creating, learning and sharing, we also get to have our very own "Make and Take" sessions too:

That's all for today, I am off to New York tomorrow to celebrate my 40th Birthday so I have lots of unpacking and re-packing to do!  I will try to share some more convention photo's with you before I go!


Friday, November 4, 2011

In August we drove over to France in the Motorhome to spend a few days away sightseeing and relaxing, and after not having spent any time in the motorhome away racing this year, due to Jack breaking his leg, it was nice to be in there again, it's our little home from home!

During our stay in France we drove a lot, stopping off at places we liked and we packed so much into our little adventure.  Of course my camera was with me all the time so I took lots of photographs to share when we got home.

Once place we wanted to go to was the Abbey of the Mont St. Michel, the most amazing

We used a base colour of Crumb Cake and teamed it with Always Artichoke and Not Quite Navy which co-ordinated with our Springtime Vintage Paper (now retired). The new Lace Ribbon Punch made a beautiful border down the left side of the layout and we punched out Whisper White circles and stuck them behind to make the border stand out a little.

We used the Big Shot to create our title with the "Timeless Type" Sizzlits Dies, it is just so quick and easy to cut them out. The "of" was stamped using "Just Perfect" alphabet stamps which are also really great for personalising your cards too!

The Not Quite Navy flowers were something Amanda Fowler showed us on a swap she created and I just love them. They are created using the 5 Petal Flower punch and then one of the Bitty Punches for the centres attached with a brad. The large River Rock flower to the bottom right was die cut using the "Fun Flowers" Bigz L die with the Big Shot Machine.

Those pretty little butterflies in the top left corner were stamped using "Clearly for You" stamps in Crumb Cake ink so we had a tone on tone effect.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Scrapbooking with Bunting!

Here is one of the layouts we created at October's Scrapbook Class.  Mine is lacking a title but I will get around to it at some point soon!

Lots of stamping and punching out on this one with some hand cuttnig too, I kept them very busy!  We used the new stamp set Penant Parade and also the lovely flower set called Printed Petals with a colour combo of Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy and Cherry Cobbler.  The papers are now retired but we used a selection from Springtime Vintage, I am a little late in showing these!!

We used the fab Penant Builder Punch to punch out our bunting, it just makes such light work of it then added some small circle elements which are also in the Penant Parade stamp set.

If you would like to create some Scrapbook Pages to preserve your memories, why not book into one of my classes, the next one is Tuesday 15th November at Whitminster Village Hall, 7.00pm and we create 3 layouts at this class.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

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Get the Paisley Petals Set and coordinating Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper for FREE—up to a £33.90 value—when you host a £300 workshop! This brand-new stamp set and Designer Series Paper are in addition to all the other exciting and generous benefits you get as a Stampin’ Up! hostess.