Friday, 30 December 2011

A date with your stamps ...

(adapted from ideas by Project Life and Michelle Wooderson)

How often have we heard the following from our crafting friends.  “I don't have time to craft”, “I don't have any motivation or good ideas”, and “I don't know what supplies to use together when I sit down to craft”.  With some pre-planning, a few simple sketches, and a good selection of supplies from your stash, you'll be well on your way to stamping up a nice pile of cards, or whizzing out layouts in no time. 

Firstly, you need to set aside time for crafting. Get your diary out and start making dates for yourself like an appointment. If you are too busy for this, start thinking about small sections of time that you can take for yourself. Skip a couple of hours of TV one night, or step away from the computer, or dare I say it, stay up a little later!  However you do it, you must find a way to make time for your hobbies.

Secondly, make an honest list of projects that YOU want to complete. You might need to make two birthday cards, 3 thank you cards, or you might want to make a couple of extra get well and sympathy cards so that you have them when needed. Update the list regularly. Make yourself a cute little notebook to keep it all organized.

When you have organised your date with yourself, go shopping in your own stash. Gather up products that coordinate and are easy to match.  Stampin Up! makes it so easy to pick out everything that co-ordinates.  I also choose the sentiments that I want to use before I start working, and doing it this way saves me hours of time, as those types of cards were on my list.

Next, you need inspiration to get started. Print off photos, make sketches or borrow ideas from sketch/map sites such as www.pagemaps.com who have sketches for both scrapbooking and cards. However, make sure that you give credit when you borrow someone else’s ideas.

I personally like to use ONE sketch only, and I adapt it by turning the sketch 45 or 90 degrees. I make a selection of different sentiment cards using the same supplies and the same sketch.  This way, I can really whizz out the projects.  PLUS, I use up my supplies.   If there’s any scraps of papers left at the end of the session, then I’ll quickly punch out some birds, hearts, flowers, leaves etc. etc. so that I DON’T WASTE ANYTHING !

Even the tiniest pieces of paper can be chopped up into confetti and used.  If you want a colourful border, then run a stick of really sticky red double sided tape onto the card.  Remove the backing and then press all the mixed coloured confetti onto it.  Shake off the remainder – and voila !  a lovely colourful border – for free !

So – make a date with yourself – and get crafting !!!



Thursday, 29 December 2011

There are heaps and heaps of Benefits .....

... to becoming a Demo.


Starting your own Stampin' Up! business means free and discounted products, plus a little extra cash, and who couldn't use that?


Why would you want to get a Stampin' Up! Starter Kit?

  • For all of the wonderful Stampin' Up! goodies that come in it, of course!  There is no obligation to hold workshops and classes, and you can drop anytime without penalty...you get to KEEP your kit!
  • For your very own demonstrator discount...if your always Wish List is full, you might as well buy your Stampin' Up! supplies from yourself and get a discount plus all the usual hostess benefits you've been enjoying as a customer.
  • To pay for your own hobby of rubber stamping, card making, scrapbooking, and gift making!  You can get an occasional order from your friends and perhaps a workshop or book party and get Stampin' Up! merchandise for free using the instant income.
  • To own a money-making business!  Holding workshops, clubs, and classes taking customer orders will not only pay for your own hobby and allow to you to be your own boss doing what you love, it can also earn you extra income and pay the bills!   With the very minimal cost of a Stampin' Up! Starter Kit you can build a successful and thriving business!

What can you do with a Stampin' Up! Starter Kit?

  • Make handmade cards for every occasion at a fraction of the cost of shop-bought cards
  • Make scrapbooks
  • Make handmade gifts
  • Use the business tools that come with your Starter Kit and own your own business!  Whether you treat it like a part-time job doing what you love, or turn it into a full-time business, the Starter Kit comes with everything you need!
  • Earn free merchandise, cash bonuses, incentive trips, and other awards while Stampin' Up! treats you like royalty!
More important than free stamps & new ideas, is that you join the team of someone who will be there for you when you need them

As a demonstrator you’ll have fun doing what you love, make new and lasting friends as you share your creativity, and enjoy the freedom of owning your own business.

Want to learn more ?


If you have any more questions after reading this, then please contact me on carole.bryson@gmail.com or 07799 250981


Thursday, 1 December 2011

A month today .............

..... and we will have the launch of the NEW SPRING MINI Catalogue !!! Whoop whoop !


Being a Demonstrator means that I have been fortunate enough to have a sneak peak already.  There are lots of new products in the new Mini , which will run from 1 January until 30th April, including new stamp sets, papers, punches, dies, embellishments ... and a LOT more surprises !  I can guarantee you 100% that you will NOT be disappointed !


Hang on ........ there's MORE NEWS - yes more ... but that can wait for another day ....... hee hee !


If you want to be first with all the Stampin Up! News, and the first to find out about new offers, then contact me on carole.bryson@gmail.com to be added to the Newsletter subscribers.


Watch this space ...................... 

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Hostess Benefits

Have you seen these 12x12 Scrapbook papers - they're only £8 when purchased with Hostess £'s - of course you have to put in an order to the value of £150 or host a workshop to that value OR you could hostess a 'Catalogue' party with your friends, and earn hostess £'s that way ....


Cheerful Treat DSP, Posy Punch stamp set, Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set and Fancy Flower Punch

Cheerful Treat DSP papers, Scallop Trim Border, Scallop Square Punch (outside border)Happiest Birthday Wishes (hostess set) and Rhinestones
OR - you could ask everyone to give you Gift Vouchers for Christmas, add them altogether, and purchase £150 worth of gift vouchers and earn your FREE hostess benefits that way ..... Gift Vouchers available to purchase on the right hand bar >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

As always, thanks for popping by - happy crafting !

Monday, 21 November 2011

Ever considererd being a Stampin Up Demonstrator ??

... then NOW is the time to sign up !  
There are lots of NEW things happening in the near future at Stampin Up! and YOU could be at the fore-front of the new changes. It has never been a better time than NOW to join Stampin Up as a Demonstrator.
Joining Stampin’ Up! is a great way of turning your hobby into a viable source of income, AND even a full time career. 

Stampin' Up! Starter Kit

As with everything nowadays - the more you put in, the more you get out.
  1. For all the product you sell ... you keep 20% - As a Demonstrator you keep 20% of the value of the products you sell. For example if you sell £100 of products (excluding VAT & Shipping) and you will have £20 to put straight into your pocket!
  2. Get an additional bonus on your sales every month of up to 15% - Depending on how much you sell in any month you can earn an additional payment of between 4% and 20% of that sales amount. For example if you sell £200 in product in July you will get a payment of £8 in August, or if you sell £1000 in July and you will get an additional payment of £100 in August.
  3. Help others start their own Stampin’ Up! Business and earn a % of their sales - When you help other people who want to make money just like you, you can earn a % of their sales every month. This starts at 2% of their sales and can rise to 6.5% 
  4. Earn Cash & Product Bonuses, Incentive Trips and other awards - Stampin’ Up! is  extremely generous with their awards and recognition programme.  Stampin Up! allows you to earn amazing bonuses as you reach various milestones in your business. These include schemes to help you make a profit from the start.
  5. Create your own money making opportunitiesTeach classes and be paid for your expertise, sell finished product for a profit, sell on line tutorials and video classes. The options are only limited by your imagination
If you would like to become a Demonstrator, all you need to do is download the three forms below, fill them in and then return them to me by post or by email.


Don't forget, this is the busiest time of the year with the run-up to Christmas and then Sale-a-bration.

If you sign up NOW you will have until the end of March to attain your minimum target of £225 (£270 including VAT).  However, if you decide that being a Demonstrator isn't for you, then you just let your Demonstrator title lapse - no questions asked.

After you receive your starter kit, you will receive an EXTRA 10% off your first order making a total of 30% instant income (10% plus the standard 20% instant income bonus) on an order over £150.

However, if you find that you really enjoy being a Demonstrator and want help and encouragement to grow your business - then you'll be welcomed into our team (The Hearts), and have access to lots of help, advice and tutorials - not only from myself, but also from Stampin Up!

I'm sure you will have lots of questions, so if you want any further details, please contact me on 07799 250981 or carole.bryson@gmail.com



Sunday, 20 November 2011

Sympathy ...

Emily is one of my bestest friends in the whole wide world, and last week her wonderful Father In Law passed away.  I have made this sympathy card for Frank, Emily and the family.  Love you all and thinking of you xxxxxx

Made using all SU supplies

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Stuck for a crafty present or want to earn Brownie Points ?

......... then why not give a GIFT VOUCHER ??

I will send to either you or the recipient, a beautifully presented Stampin Up! Gift Voucher in the amount that you wish to spend.  Voila !  What could be easier ?

OR

Order a gift from the Stampin Up! Catalogue, and I will gift wrap it and send it on to either yourself, or the recipient.  All the hard work is done for you and you earn valuable Brownie Points!

OR

Tell me how much you wish to spend, and let me choose a matching gift set for you.  I will then wrap it and tag it Stampin Up! style, and forward it to you.  Again, what could be easier ?

For further details, or to place an order - please contact me on carole.bryson@gmail.com or 07799 250981

Sunday, 13 November 2011

SAVE THE DATE

I am holding a weekend retreat on Saturday 2nd June and Sunday 3rd June 2012 at Turf Hill Community Centre, Rochdale.

If you require accommodation, then we can be arrange it for you, including transport to and from the hotel and the Community Centre - but plenty of notice will need to be given if you require rooms booking.

The cost of the weekend will be £175 which includes all meals, refreshments and classes.  If the costs work out to be less, then the balance will be refunded.  A non-refundable deposit of £25 is required to secure your place and will be due on or before, the 31 January. 

More details regarding the classes will follow, however, I can confirm that there will be a mixture of scrapbook classes, cardmaking classes and 2 surprise classes.

If you wish to book a place in the first instance, please contact me on carole.bryson@gmail.com or 07799 250981.


Friday, 11 November 2011

Between the Crosses, Row on Row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead, Short Days ago
We lived, Felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
flanders fields
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In FLANDERS FIELDS
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
in Flanders Fields.
—–John McCrae

Monday, 7 November 2011

Men (& Boys) Card Making Day

Men & Boys Card making Day


Are you stuck for making mens and boys cards ? I know I always get myself in a dither making cards for the men in my life, and so I have designed this day specifically around them!


The day will be held at Rochdale Community Centre on Saturday 21st January 2012. The first class will start at 10am and the day will finish at 4pm.


We will make a selection of cards particularly aimed at the men (and boys) in our lives, and covering all occasions e.g. Valentines Day, Fathers Day, Birthdays, Get Well etc., and we will make 20 cards during the sessions.

The cost of the day is £35 per person, and includes all refreshments, lunch and materials (excluding adhesives).


If you wish to book a place, then a £15 non-refundable deposit is required by Saturday 5th December.


There are only 24 places available.


To secure your place, please contact me by private message, email (carole.bryson@gmail.com) or 07799 250981.

Happy Stampin !

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Even More Benefits ........... FREE

Get even more FREE products when you host a qualifying Stampin’ Up! workshop 1 November – 15 December 2011. 


Paisley Petals Stamp Set

Paisley Petals DSP
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. 

OR - if you have won the lottery - put in a £300 order ;)

OR - share your catalogue with friends, and put in a £300 order

DON'T FORGET - if you host a £300 workshop or get an order of £300 you are also entitled to 50% off one item (payment for this item is in addition to order ) AND you are also entitled to £50 to spend on anything in the catalogue !

As always if you need any further details or information, then contact me on carole.bryson@gmail.com or 07799 250981.

Thanks for visiting !

Normal Service

Monday, 24 October 2011

Stuck for Christmas Card Ideas ??

... then how about these two cards ?  These cards are quick and easy to make, the first card uses the one sheet wonder technique.

Card 1

Make your 4x4 card bases from 12x12 Crumb Cake card stock (cut one piece 4 x 12 and trim off a 4x4 piece.  Turn card around in the trimmer and cut three 4x8 strips - you now have four 4x8 strips.  Fold and score all the pieces into 4x4 cards).

Using the Serene Snowflakes stamp set, randomly stamp all over your Very Vanilla card stock using Night of Navy, Marina Mist & Crumb Cake ink pads, then trim down your stamped card into four pieces measuring 3 6/8 x 3".

Punch out the border using the new Lace Border punch and Night of Navy card stock.  Then trim down to fit stamped card.  Attach to the stamped card so that only half of the border is showing (as seen in sample), then adhere this layer to the crumb cake card base.  Add a small gold bow or very vanilla bow if preferred.

To finish off, stamp the sentiment from Contempo Christmas to the bottom right hand corner of the card base.

Card 1
 Card 2


Make your 4x4 card bases from 12x12 Crumb Cake card stock (cut one piece 4 x 12 and trim off a 4x4 piece.  Turn card around in the trimmer and cut three 4x8 strips - you now have four 4x8 strips.  Fold and score all the pieces into 4x4 cards).

Using the Serene Snowflakes stamp set, randomly stamp all over your card base stock using Indigo Island, and Marina Mist ink pads.


Stamp the large snowflake onto a spare piece of crumb cake card stock using Indigo Island ink pad, and cut out the snowflake as near to the image as you can.

Stamp the Merry Christmas from the Contempo Christmas stamp set using Night of Navy onto Very Vanilla card stock. Punch out using the large oval punch.  Using the three snowflake stamp and crumb cake ink pad, stamp just off the top edge of the oval.

Adhere the sentiment onto the card, and then adhere the large snowflake using foam pads/dimensionals.  Add ribbon to the top of the card tucking it slightly under the large snowflake (non stampin up ribbon).


Card 2
Recipe (for both cards):-
Serene Snowflakes stamp set (Item No 115438)
Contempo Christmas stamp set (118734)
Crumb Cake card stock (124274)
Very Vanilla card stock (106550)
Night of Navy card stock (106577)
Night of Navy ink pad (102977)
Indigo Island ink pad (122937)
Marina Mist ink pad (119668)
Crumb Cake ink pad (121030)
Lace Border punch (122362)

As always, if there is anything that you would like to order, please contact me on 07799 250981 or carole.bryson@gmail.com

Happy Stampin' 

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Book ...

... a workshop party between the dates 15th October and 30th November, and if you and your friends spend at least £150, then I can guarantee that you will earn at least £30 to spend on products from the NEW Idea Book & Catalogue.  If you and your friends spend at least £300 then you will earn at least £50 to spend, and you can buy one product at 50% OFF from the NEW catalogue - good deal or what ?!!!

I can also help you organise a 'VIRTUAL' workshop - which means that I will send you a FREE catalogue, and you can show it around your friends to place orders.  I will place the orders and have them delivered to your home.  Voila !

Another layout using my favourite Timeless Portrait papers and matching  Forever Young stamp set
As always, if you have any questions or queries, please contact me on carole.bryson@gmail.com or 07799 250981.  

Cal xx

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Another project ..

... using the fabulous Timeless Portrait designer series papers - I think these are a firm favourite !



Full Recipe:-
Timeless Portrait Designer Series Papers
NEW Lace Border punch
Buttons Sizzlet embosslit
Forever Young stamp set
White Paper Daisies (stamped on)
NEW Island Indigo ink pad
Real red cardstock
NEW Island Indigo cardstock
Rhinestones

As always, if you would like to order any products, or have any questions or queries, please contact me on either carole.bryson@gmail.com or 07799 250981.

Have a fabby crafting weekend - and thanks for stopping by xx

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Fancy becoming a Stampin Up! Demonstrator ?? SPECIAL OFFER !


If you would like to become a Demonstrator, all you need to do is download the three forms below, fill them in and then return them to me by post or by email.




Now for the offer ........... on top of the amazing value starter kit priced at just £119 Stampin Up! have included  a fantastic pair of paper snips, great quality envelopes and the amazing Colour Coach !  All these extras for the same price as last year !  Thats £250 worth of products for £119  
Add to that, the incredible October Offer -  the NEW In Colour Kit FREE !  Means that the combined kit is worth £284 - Talk about unbeatable value !!!


Don't forget, this is the busiest time of the year with the run-up to Christmas and then Sale-a-bration. 


If you sign up NOW you will have until the end of March to attain your minimum target of £225 (£270 including VAT).  However, if you decide that being a Demonstrator isn't for you, then you just let your Demonstrator title lapse - no questions asked.  


After you receive your starter kit, you will receive an EXTRA 10% off your first order making a total of 30% instant income (10% plus the standard 20% instant income bonus).


However, if you find that you really enjoy being a Demonstrator and want help and encouragement to grow your business - then you'll be welcomed into our team and have access to lots of help, advice and tutorials - not only from myself, but also from Stampin Up!

I'm sure you will have lots of questions, so if you want any further details, please contact me on 07799 250981 or carole.bryson@gmail.com



Monday, 3 October 2011

Fancy a paper share ?

I am offering a paper share of EVERY sheet of the NEW Stampin Up! papers from the NEW 2011-2012 Catalogue.  Imagine it ... EVERY single double sided sheet ......... but not only that, I am offering them with a 10% DISCOUNT :)

(this is my offer NOT Stampin Up!)

There are 14 NEW sets of double sided papers with 6 sheets in each set - so this equates to 84 sheets of 6x6 each.   OR ... you can order 168 sheets (2 sets), so that you have 2 sheets of each design, and can therefore use both patterned sides.

For 84 sheets the cost is £18.75 INCLUDING postage
For 164 sheets the cost is £35 INCLUDING postage

Not only that, but for every customer who orders the £35 set, I will issue you with a raffle ticket number.  At the end of October, I will use a random generator and select one of you to win either a FREE stamp set OR a scrapbooking kit.  The choice will be up to the winner.

If you are interested in either of the shares, please contact me on 07799 250981 or carole.bryson@gmail.com for payment details.

I will also be running a couple of ribbon shares, so keep your eyes peeled !

NEW Stampin Up! papers



 

Sunday, 2 October 2011

ITS HERE !!!!!

The NEW Idea Book & Catalogue for 2011-2012 is here ...... see the link on the right of my blog >>>>>>>>


There are heaps and heaps of new products including NEW punches, NEW stamp sets, NEW scrapbooking papers, NEW ribbons, NEW embellishments and ... drum roll ... FABRIC !!!!  plus heaps more !


If you would like to purchase any of the products in the catalogue, then please contact me on 07799 250981 or carole.bryson@gmail.com 


CHECK OUT THE NEW HOSTESS BENEFITS - ££££££'S TO SPEND on ANYTHING you want out of the catalogue !!


OFFER - spend £45 or over and get HALF PRICE POSTAGE (my offer not SU!)


There will be lots of samples using new products tomorrow 



Don't forget - ASK ME for a Wish List which you can share with family and friends.  Give them my contact details, and I'll do the rest !  I even gift wrap if requested !!!

OR - I can provide you with a Gift Voucher to spend on Stampin Up! products with a spending value of your choice !   Again, just contact me for details, or give your loved ones my details.

I really do hope you enjoy the NEW Idea Book & Catalogue - I don't think you will be disappointed.

Saturday, 1 October 2011

I'm in love




.... with these NEW Timeless Portrait papers and the matching Forever Young stamp set.  These are already a firm favourite.  The papers are all double sided and are of an amazing quality.   


I also used the NEW Lace Border Punch, the decorative labels punch, the Butterfly die and the Boho Blossoms die ... ooops ... and our amazing SU Rhinestones.


Thanks for looking and please come back to see more samples over the next few days including samples from a SU! swap that I've just taken part in.  I just know you will be impressed !


If you would like to purchase anything from the NEW Idea Book & Catalogue, then please contact me on 07799 250981 or carole.bryson@gmail.com.   Likewise, you can purchase a copy of the NEW Catalogue by clicking on the link on the right hand toolbar.


Thanks again xx

Thursday, 29 September 2011

I have ..........

... three places left on my next Stampers 10 group.

What do you have to do ?

Put in an order to the value of £15 (plus postage if you don't live local) for 10 months. During the 10 month term, you are the virtual hostess for one of those months, and earn FREE money to spend on products in the catalogue  I do the rest for you !

Why ?

Because joining a Stampers 10 group helps spread the cost of spending over a period of time if you are one of those who 'have to have it all' !

Why ?

Because the quality of products from SU is exceptional and recognised within the industry. Our products have recently been voted the Top 10 Tools of all time.

Why ?

Because the new 2011-2012 catalogue is launching THIS Saturday 1st October - and there are heaps and heaps of new products including stamp sets, AMAZING scrapbooking papers, NEW punches, NEW EXCLUSIVE sizzix dies, and NEW In-colours

Why ?

Stampin Up! makes the job of co-ordinating a breeze - everything matches. The ink pads match the papers, the papers match stamp sets, the punches match papers and stamp sets. The buttons co-ordinate with everything, and everything well .... everything just co-ordinates beautifully. This saves you time AND most importantly money ! No more buying 'bits and pieces' on the off chance that they will match .....

When ?

This group starts this October (the first weekend), so if you are interested in joining an amazing group, then contact me immediately oncarole.bryson@gmail.com or 07799 250981 and I will send you a FREE catalogue immediately ! There are only three places left

Friday, 23 September 2011

Another sneaky peak ...

.. so who is getting excited for the new Catalogue launch on 1st October ???  ME !!!!!  


There are loads of new 'goodies' in the catalogue including stamps, papers, re-designed cardstock packs, new punches, new limited edition SU! dies .. oh and heaps heaps more !!


If you want to get your hands on the new Catalogue NOW, then use the paypal button on the right of the blog, and I will get one sent to you immediately.


Sneaky peak - can you see anything new ??
I am starting another stampers 10 group in October if anybody would like a place - the first group is filled, but there are THREE places left for the second group.   You commit to £15 per month for 10 months, and during one of those months, YOU are the hostess for that month and are guaranteed £'s to spend on whatever you want out of the catalogue including reduced stamp sets available to hostesses only !   


If you are interested in joining the group, then please contact me on carole.bryson@gmail.com or 07799 250981.


Ever considered being a Demonstrator ?  Then the 1st October is the perfect time to join the Stampin Up! family ......... there are lots of new benefits to becoming a Demonstrator - why don't you call me for an informal no-commitment chat ?

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Stampin Up named by Creating Keepsakes for Top 10 Tools


I'm excited to announce that Creating Keepsakes magazine has named Stampin' Up!'s wood- and clear-mount rubber stamps as one of its Top 10 Tools for 2011!
While Stampin' Up! has long been recognized in the stamping and crafting industry for producing high-quality rubber stamps and exclusive images in a variety of artistic styles, being recognized by Creating Keepsakes is just another validation that when you choose Stampin' Up! products, you are choosing the best!  And joining Stampin' Up! is even better because you get 20% off every purchase on all Stampin' Up!'s valuable product line.  Your Starter Kit reflects a 40% discount and you get a 30% discount on your first purchase. 
Interesting in signing up ? then please contact me on 07799 250981 or carole.bryson@gmail.com

Sunday, 18 September 2011

25 Cards in a Day AND New Catalogue

Hot on the heels of the successful Christmas in Summer event, I am holding a 25 Cards in a Day event on 22nd October from 10am - 4pm at Turf Hill Community Centre, Neston Road, Rochdale.

The day will consist of making 25 Christmas cards of 5 different designs. You will learn new techniques and new folds, but most importantly, you will make a start on your handmade Christmas cards. If there is any spare time, we will also make tags with the left overs !

A lunch-bag type lunch is included in the price together with lots of tea, coffee and cakes.

The price will be £25 for the whole day and everything except adhesives and basic tools will be included. You will be given the opportunity to purchase the stamp set(s) that we will be using before the day.

If you are interested in attending, please either email me on carole.bryson@gmail.com or call me on 07799 250981


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DON'T FORGET - The NEW catalogue is being launched on the 1st October, and is available NOW for purchase - £4.95 including P&P - the paypal link is on the right of the toolbar OR contact me on the above email or phone number to order your copy.

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

.... another sneaky peak .....

Made using a new stamp set called Forever Young .....


If you want a copy of the new catalogue, then please use the paypal button on the right hand toolbar.

You've got to be in it to win it !!!

Sunday, 11 September 2011

I wonder ..... and 25 Cards in a Day ....

I wonder if this could be a sneaky peak of whats to come in the new catalogue ?.......


or what about this ? ......... hmmmmmmmmm ....................

Tilt your head - for some reason its turned :(
Anyway, enough of the sneak peaks ... I might show you the full projects in two weeks ...

25 Cards in a Day


25 Christmas cards in a day.  22 October (my birthday) at Turf Hill Community Centre from 10am - 4pm.  £25 for the day including a packed lunch and everything you need to make the projects except glue and tools.


Please contact me at carole.bryson@gmail.com or 07799 250981 if you are interested as places are limited. There are only 7 places left.

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Gone already ...

Sadly, the following items have already sold out on the retired list. :(

Star Punch
Jumbo Eyelets
Red Riding Hood 12x12 cardstock
Sense of Time
2010-2012 In Color Classic Stampin' Ink Refills (set)
Afterthoughts [w] hostess set
Cute by the Inch [w] hostess set

If there is anything you want to order from the retired list OR the MINI catalogue, then please order as soon as you can to avoid disappointment.  These products are flying out of the warehouse now.

Cal xx

Thursday, 1 September 2011

25 Cards in a Day - honest !

I'm running a class called 25 Cards in a Day - these will all be Christmas Cards.

The day will consist of making 5 cards of 5 different designs. You will learn techniques and new folds, but most importantly, you will make a start on your handmade Christmas cards. If there is any spare time, we will also make tags with the left overs !

A lunch-bag type lunch is included in the price together with lots of tea, coffee and cakes.

The price will be £25 for the whole day and everything except adhesives and basic tools will be included. You will be given the opportunity to purchase the stamp set(s) that we will be using before the day.

I have three provisional dates, and I will go with the one that most people prefer.

Saturday 24 September
Sunday 25 September
Saturday 22 October
Sunday 23 October
Saturday 19 November
Sunday 20 November

Please let me know if you are interested in attending, and which date is best for you.

Either email me on carole.bryson@gmail.com or call me on 07799 250981

Thanks for your ongoing support. Cal xxxx




Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Retired List

<<<<<<<<<<< there - please click !

If you would like to place an order, then please contact me on carole.bryson@gmail.com or 07799 250981 after 4pm or all day Saturday and Sunday.  Many thanks - happy browsing !


Friday, 26 August 2011

Be Prepared ……

Stampin Up! are releasing their Retired List on the 1st September – which means that a lot of the products in the current catalogue (and the mini catalogue) will be retiring, and therefore won’t be available for purchase again. Ever.  The bonus is, that everything retiring will be reduced ! YAY !!!  So, if you are looking for a bargain, looking for a Christmas present OR have a wish list, then the 1st September is the time !  This also means that products will fly out of the door – so you have to be in it, to benefit from it !!

I will be putting in an initial order on the 3rd September, and after that will put in daily orders as I find out what has sold out.  If you want to place any orders, then potage will be £2.50 (an offer from me), but from the 5th September, the postage will be the normal Stampin Up P&P rate of £4.95

I will be sending out an email containing the Retiring List as soon after midnight as is possible, and if you wish to be on the emailing list, then please contact me on carole.bryson@gmail.com or 07799 250981

ALSO !!!!!!!!  Yes, there is more ……….

On 1st October, the NEW Idea Book & Catalogue will be launched – yay !!!  There will be heaps of new products including stamp sets, designer papers, punches, dies and embossing folders for the Big Shot, new embellishments etc.

If you would like to have the new catalogue posted to you on 1st October then please contact me and I will pre-order them ready for posting.  The cost of the catalogue is normally £5.95, but I am offering them for £4.95 including postage.

As at all times, if you have any queries or questions, please contact me.

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Don’t forget – a lot of the products used in the above layouts will be retiring !

Sunday, 14 August 2011

A Gazillion Thank You’s !!

… to the wonderful crowd of amazing ladies who attended my Yuletide Summer one day retreat yesterday.  We had an amazing time, and from the feedback forms, everybody really enjoyed themselves – albeit that I made too much food –but hey, I’d rather have too much, than not enough – that’s my excuse !! Smile

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(I can’t remember where I was rushing off to on this last photograph) !

The day was just perfect, and it wouldn’t have been the success it was without you all.  Thanks also to my amazing team Leanne Weaver, Marlene Johnson and Claire Baldwin – it really wouldn’t have gone as smoothly without you – thank you xxxxxxx

Oh, and remember me saying that “all is not what it seems” when I was talking about all the things that you can do with the fantastic Stampin’ Up! punches – well I will leave you with a photograph of a card that I made using ….. the Christmas Bauble punch !

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Once again, very many thanks to everyone !  Will see you soon !

Cal xx

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Thursday, 4 August 2011

Virtual Workshop (Stampers 10 Group)

Virtual Workshop (Stampers 10 Group)

Ever wondered what a Virtual Hostess club (Stampers 10 Group) entails?  Well here is a bit more information:-

A Virtual Hostess club (Stampers 10 Group) is an opportunity for you to build up a collection of NEW Stampin Up! products over a period of time while spreading the cost and, ensuring that you receive amazing hostess benefits associated with a qualifying order. A qualifying order has a minimum value of £150. The hostess of the month will then be eligible for the following FREE benefits:-

* One level one hostess stamp set of her choice (these are sets that cannot be bought, and can only be earned free with qualifying orders of £150 or more)

* £15.00 worth of free product to be spent as you wish in the catalogue.

So here comes our Virtual Workshop: 10 people get together - I advertise for those people you don't have to provide them yourself (although of course if you know a crafting friend who would love to be part of this group, please let her/him know) and form a club. The club runs for 10 months, with each member agreeing to place a minimum order of £15.00/ month plus p&p. This will give the group, the minimum qualifying order needed every month. Each month a DIFFERENT member in the club gets to be the hostess and collects all the free benefits associated with that month’s total. By the end of the 10 months all the members in the club will have had their turn to be the hostess.

It really is as easy as that and, each month a box of goodies will drop on your doorstep. You will also get a FREE copy of the catalogue and any mini catalogues released throughout the club duration.  Do you fancy taking part? then email me on carolebryson@gmail.com or call me on 07799 250981.

The next Stampers 10 Group will start in October, and I have 5 places left.

Monday, 1 August 2011

FREE gift with Purchase

We ALL LOVE our FREEBIES and this month Stampin' Up! are giving away a fantastic gift which includes something money can't buy! With an order of £75 or a workshop total of £250 you will be the lucky recipient of these fabulous gifts!

The gift includes:

A beautiful, exclusively-designed cosmetic bag.
PLUS
Rich Razzleberry 1-1/4” (3.2 cm) Striped Grosgrain Ribbon.
PLUS
A 24-piece Clip Assortment.


Remember - this gift will NEVER be available again, it is a one-off promotion.  I'll be trying to earn this for myself and using it as a mini tool bag for my paper pricker, snips etc.,  beautiful isn't it ?

To place your order, please contact me on carole.bryson@gmail.com OR on 07799 250981


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