I had a surprise online order yesterday, and those are pretty awesome. It was by a new customer who found me on my demo website. I made a little thank you to mail out to her with my business card and to invite her to my upcoming classes.
I used the new Bohemian DSP, and the stamps from Tin of cards stamp set.
I find I am always in need of birthday cards, so when I saw this set, I knew it would be a great set to play with. And this set didn't disappoint.
Here are a couple ways to use this set...
you can make candles with the "washi" stamps. I added dimension by using dimensionals to the middle candle. Since this set is photopolyer, it makes it easy to line everything up nicely.
you can use pieces of washi tape and add flames to the tops as candles. I like this-and it's quick and easy.
And you can make a layer cake with the "washi" stamps. (now as a 4th option, you can also use the washi tape as cake layers)
Always fun skype-crafting with my friend Michelle. We have so much fun and laughter, but we do get down to business. She has a pretty full schedule the next couple weeks. But I had to make a few cards... one of them was this cutie. I had to play around with some new things...and I love, love love them!
The new stamp set: Made with love is adorable! I love the bold colours and patterns of the new Bohemian DSP and adding the natural element expression just tied it all together.. I also love the look of the new washi tape punch.
This could easily be adapted for a baby girl as well.
the inside. Now normally I make cards to sell, and I don't do the inside. But I had to with this one. Too many cute options with this stamp set!
Last Saturday I had my Stampin' Up! Catalog reveal. We had a great time. They made the tin of cards which made 16 cards. Then we made some additional cards using the same sentiments from the stamp set, and the new 2015-2016 in colours.
I love the new in colours:
TIP TOP TAUPE
these were quick and easy cards and lots of fun to make
Then on Sunday, I made some cards using the new Cherry On Top paper stack, and again, the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Tin Of Cards stamp set. Another quick and easy set of cards.
but there has been a good reason for it. I have been out of the Country. I've been in England to be precise. It's been a great trip.
Two years ago, my friend Michelle (aka DoodlebirdDesigns) came to visit me. This month I went to visit her! What an adventure!
I was lucky enough to attend the UK Regional event in Telford, UK. There were 5 of us in the group (the 6th one was a special gift) And we made roomie gifts. This was mine. For some reason, these English people like Hershey Chocolate LOL so inside their decorated case, was 6 Hershey nuggets, a butterfly note pad (because they are the Butterfly Belles), a mini gel pen and the special gift- a personalized photopolymer stamp with their blog address on it. They loved them!
The servers at lunch were really awesome, and when they found out I came all the way from the USA and have never been to the UK before, they let me try a bit of everything for lunch. This was amazing! The funniest part was the fact that I don't like nor do I eat cabbage... well when I found out I was eating this "lettuce" looking stuff on my plate-and that it was cabbage, you could have knocked me over with a spoon! I liked it! there were a few times this trip I've had cabbage-and liked it!]]
This was the man that helped make it possible for me to attend! Chris Demo support in Europe. It was so awesome to be a part of this event.
He was also known as Chris the Catalog that day...and I'm gonna make him International :)
The event was an all day event. Of course there was PRIZE PATROL!!! The first one was an everyone wins! we all won a Stampin' Up! Calculator That was really cool.
when we registered and checked in, we had to pick a number. I picked #115. There were only 3 Prize Patrols. And Michelle and I won this one (as well as a few other girls I knew). A new stamp set from the to be released 2015-2016 catalog! WOO HOO!!!!!! It included the stamp set AND a pack of the vellum treat bags. I was a happy demonstrator!
There was lots of business talk, and some comedy. But this was cool because this picture shows the UK demos who were asked to be on the Design Team for the event. My friend Michelle was one of them! So were a few other girls I knew (but just met that day) the displays were lovely.
thanks for stopping by. This trip has been utterly amazing! I am looking forward to the new catalog and sharing some new ideas and products
I'm really excited for the upcoming Stampin' Up! Catalog!
I just received my hard copy today...and it's hard not to drool all over it! lol
One of the things I love about being a demonstrator is the sneak peek I get at the release of new catalogs (annual, spring and holiday) I get to order items ahead of time, and play with them.
Today I'm showing you some of the items I got...and most of it was FREE!
I am looking forward to my Catalog kick off in June!
stay tuned for projects featuring NEW items....
If you want to earn FREE items, let me know.