Annual Catalogue

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Treasure Hunt - Update

Remember this? The late Night Stampers Treasure Hunt.
I first posted about the Treasure Hunt on 6th March. All entries have to have been received by the 12th May, the draw will take place on 15th May. So if you're thinking of entering then maybe now is a good time to start! 
I'll re-post all details below, it's great fun - give it a go!

One of the groups I belong to is called Positively Late Night Stampers (LNS). It's a group run by Stampin' Up! demonstrators with my dear friend Sherrill Graff at the helm. 
Until the 12th May LNS are running a Treasure Hunt. Sherrill has donated a prize for the winner. I'm taking part and am going to tell you how the treasure hunt works so that you can all participate. 

All participating blogs will have a picture of the treasure chest pictured below and a picture of their clue posted.
Make a note of what the clue is, and which blog you found it on. Once you've collected 55 clues, email them to me at listing each clue and where you found it.You'll have from 1st March to 12th May 2013 to collect 55 clues. 
Every correct entry I receive will be entered in Sherrill's drawing on May 15th. New blogs are still being added to the list so be sure to check back regularly.

My clue is:  Many Marvelous Markers.
Many Marvelous Markers - by Stampin' Up!

Participating Blogs

Treasure Hunt Participants 2013

1. Angela Carter  
2.Lisa Kmiec      
3.Jane Hignite     
4.Deborah Smart 
5.Penny Hanuszak
6.Kimberely Morris
7.Trish Cortez     
8.Beth Robinson  
9.Rhonda Gabriele **corrected 28/Feb
10.Jackie Watson
11.Cynthia Millan 
12.June Reister    
13.Debbie Broughton
14.Joni Metras     
15.Laurie Reaume **corrected 28/Feb
16.Sherrill Graff    
17.Nicole  Tugrul  
18.Shelly Peck    
19.Megin  Gallagher
20.Marcee Rodgers
21.Karen Philipp   
22.Kris Sobolik    
23.Heidi Weaver   
24.Carolyn Bennett
25.Betty-Ann Manghi
26.Jan Schoenfeld
27.Glenda Mollet  
28.Kat Zariengo    
29.Katherine Roberts **added 28Feb p.m.
30.Bev Farmer      **Mar 1st
31.Tanya Stottlemire **Mar. 1st 
32.Ligeia Baird     **Mar.2nd
33.Carolyn Rakowski **Mar. 3rd
34.Danielle Calder  **Mar. 5th
35.Jaye Catalano  **Mar.  7th
36.Lesley Lendon  **Mar. 7th
37.Lori Ann Rogers**updated Mar.14th
38.Vanessa A. Terrell **Mar. 8th
39.Dawn Johnson  **Mar. 12th
40.Melissa Banbury **Mar. 19th
41.Janet Yates      **Mar. 19th
42.Cathy Parlitsis  **Mar. 19th
43.Laura Camacho *Mar. 19th
44.Lori Sinden      **Mar. 20th
45.Kit Gosha        **Mar. 20th
46.Beatriz Redd    **Mar. 20th
47.Cynthia Simpson **Mar. 21st
48.Jayne Stenstrom **Mar. 21st
49.Kelli Lichtenberg **Mar. 22nd
50.Julie Fields      **Mar. 22nd
51.SuZan Brown   **Mar. 22nd
52.Lauren Huntley **Mar.22nd

53. Siara Acdal     **Mar. 24th
54. Tonawanda Yost **Mar. 24th
55. Wendy Cranford **Mar. 24th

THANK YOU for playing along, and HAVE FUN!!

Monday, 22 April 2013

Happy Birthday Lesley!

Friday was my friend Lesley's birthday. My mojo had totally deserted me and then I spotted the perfect card on a blog run by US demo Lyssa Griffin Zwolanek, which can be viewed on the link:

I decided to CASE this card but as I began to put my card together I made a few tweaks. The original is in the same basic grey but is toned with a soft pink whereas I've used Regal Rose. I changed the central embellishment to a greeting and the banner to ribbon. Lyssa's card is very feminine but mine needed softening a little, I did this by adding leaves and a tiny punched flower.

Saturday, 20 April 2013

I Will be Here...

What are you doing tomorrow? This is where I will be: to join me???

Thursday, 18 April 2013

Join me this weekend

This weekend I will be at Denbies along with Cary Buckham and Andrea Nichols. Take part in our Make and Take. Entry and parking are both free.
We look forward to seeing you!

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Snap up our latest promotion!

News of TWO fabulous promotions!

Do you ever wish you had more money to spend on Stampin’ Up! products? Consider it done.
First up is a Hostess Offer. Take a look below.

Hostess offer: If you host a £ 250 party you’ll earn an additional £25 in FREE products! This is in addition to the normal Hostess commission.                             
Offer Dates: 15 April-30 May, 2013 (yes, it ends the day before the last day of the month)

Thinking of Joining us? 
It’s a great time to be a recruit! 
Take advantage of our current recruiting offer -
New recruits will get an extra £25 for their Starter Kit! That's £155 of your choice of products for just £99!!!
Offer Dates: 15 April-30 May (yes, it ends the day before the last day of the month)

Deadlines for submitting your application via our Independent Demonstrator Agreement (IDA):
  • Paper form: Thursday, 30 May, 2013
  • Online IDA: Thursday, 30 May, 2013
For more details of to take advantage of these offers contact me NOW! Email: or phone 07725 217695.

Friday, 12 April 2013

Make It Show Items

Thought I'd pop on here and post a few pictures, as promised, of some items I made for the Make It show.Can't believe that it was a month ago!
The first is an inexpensive picture which I filled with hearts in the blues from each of our colour families. The small hearts are made with a punch, the larger heart is cut and embossed with our Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslit.
Next is a group of items CASED from some talented demos. The first little box in blue and the yellow/white bag on the right were made from the FREE Sala-A-Bration Happy Hello Simply sent card Kit. Yes that cute little yellow and white bag is made from an envelope, the blue box containing notelets was made from the card. in the centre is a Sycamore Street Candy Container. I can't remember where I saw all of these projects but 2, if not all 3, are definitely by Monika Davis ( Clever lady!
See more of Monika's creations - Stamping Together At Monika's Place

Thursday, 11 April 2013

Monotone Wedding

As you know, last week I was on the Stampin' Up! stand at the Excel Centre working with Kim Fee ( - always full of super ideas and creations), many of our fellow demos sent super swaps for us to display. I 've only just received the swaps from a lovely lady by the name of Teej Clout (http://favour-itthings.blogspot.comas she's had family emergencies to attend to. Before I pass these swaps onto Kim, I wanted to show you one which I'm unable to make as I don't own the stamps. 
Sorry about the shading on the righthand side, that's the result of me scanning the card as opposed to taking a photograph ( those of you who've seen my 'fuzzifotos' will understand why it was scanned!).
I think it makes a lovely wedding card, looks fabulous in monotone.
Thanks Teej, hope all is well soon!

Friday, 5 April 2013

Big Colour Refresh!

Beginning on April 4, 2013, all retiring/discontinued colour products (i.e. ink, paper, ribbon, accessories, etc.) will be available only while supplies last. This means that some products will not be available through the retired list period. They have anticipated increased demand and based their forecasts for these retiring colours on historical sales information from previous colour transitions. However, even with the most careful planning, the response to a transition of this nature can surprise everyone--including demonstrators!
Retiring colour products are only available while supplies last so get your favourites now and look forward to the exciting colours coming in the 2013-2014 annual catalogue.

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Big Colour Renovation!

There's big news of a colour renovation to our colour families. I hope to post full details by tomorrow evening.
Please visit again to read all about it.

Discontinued Product


4 April 2013
Due to unforeseen problems with our supplier for Watercolor Wonder Crayons and Watercolor Pencils, we have decided to discontinue these two products.
The following items are only available while supplies last. Get ‘em before they’re gone!
  • 101879: Watercolor Pencils
  • 119802: Subtles Collection Watercolor Wonder Crayons
  • 119803: Regals Collection Watercolor Wonder Crayons
  • 119804: Brights Collection Watercolor Wonder Crayons
  • 119805: Neutrals Collection Watercolor Wonder Crayons
If you need any of these items then you need to place an order sooner rather than later. Call 07725 217695 or email

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Stampin' Up! at the Excel

This week sees the arrival of the Creative Stitches & Hobbycrafts Show at the Excel Centre, London. The show starts tomorrow and runs through Saturday. Kim Fee and I will be on the Stampin' Up! stand along with Shirley. On Saturday Zoe will be joining us.
Today was spent setting up. We'll have a Prize Draw, Make n' Take and a demonstration.
The nearest station to Excel (west) is Customs House, the hall is N5 and our stand is on a row to the left of the entrance - B70
If you're thinking of visiting the show then do come to the stand to say 'hello', we'd love to see you. Have fun!

Product News

Here's a news update from Stampin' Up!
Remember that cute little Curly Label Punch that we had during Sale-A-Bration? Well......
The Petite Curly Label Punch is now available for purchase! it is on sale through demonstrators until the end of June after which it will appear in the new 2013 - 2014 annual catalogue.
Contact me if you didn't get yours during Sale-A-bration. Item no.129405 £11.50