Monday, 20 November 2017

One Day Flash Sale, One Week of Extravaganza and One Hell of a Blowout Sale!



Please join me for a week of Online Extravaganza Deals.




The first incredible offering of this promotion is the 24-hour stamp sale. Select stamp sets have a 20% discount for the first 24 hours of this Online Extravaganza. Because of the limited time urgency of this sale, this is a great opportunity for you to stock up on some  amazing stamps! It's started NOW until 22:59 (GMT).

See ALL of the Online Extravaganza deals HERE (pdf) or direct in my online shop HERE

For a week only there are other amazing offers including papers, cardstock, inkpads, framelits etc. and you can order these anytime.

Remember the discounted stamp sets are available for 24 HOURS ONLY at this price!

To complete the week, there will be a 24 HOURS FLASH SALE on the 27th November - so make sure you pop back to see what is available - I have no idea what is included, so I'll be eagerly awaiting the email from Stampin Up myself!

If your order is under £150 please use the Hostess Code MRSNFYET  when prompted - one lucky winner could win the hostess benefits for November.  If your order is over £150 then you will receive the hostess benefits during the ordering process.

As we are celebrating our 10th year in Europe this year, there is an EXTRA exclusive offering for our UK customers ....






To place your Orders, you can shop HERE from my online shop (free P&P from me for orders over £45 - contact me and I will reimburse the postage for online orders).

OR you can email me your orders at carole.bryson@gmail.com or call/text me on 07747 465186

PLEASE BE WARNED - Products will sell out quickly during this Extravaganza, so act quickly to avoid disappointment

Don't forget, you could sign up to join my team and earn even more products for your £99 starter kit by including these Extravaganza items!  For more details, please contact me or see HERE.

Have fun! 












Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Pre-Order your Stamparatus ( important details)



PRODUCT LAUNCH BY RESERVATION ONLY – IMPORTANT!
This product launch is completely different than anything we’ve ever done before, as we anticipate there to be an extremely high demand for this. Your tool will be ordered like a pre-order, reserve your spot, and wait for your tool to arrive. Doing it this way will stop out of stocks and back orders, although we will have to wait slightly longer, we will be more efficient in our inventory, happy and stress-free! Here’s how to reserve yours.
There will be three separate product reservation windows and corresponding shipping dates, (explained in the chart below). The first window opens on Thursday 16th November, at 21:00 GMT.

RESERVE YOUR STAMPARATUS IN THREE EASY STEPS

To reserve your Stamparatus, you must have a customer account in my online shop. If you haven’t got one, you will need to go to my Stampin’ Up! Online Shop (shop now - right hand side of my blog), then click Create Account and follow the on-screen instructions.
STEP 1 – Click the reserve button, RESERVE HERE or directly in my online shop! (This link will not work until Thursday 16th November at 21:00 GMT/ 22:00 CET)
STEP 2 – Your product reservation will appear on the screen. Customers are limited to 1 Stamparatus per Reservation Window. Please note, if you’d like to cancel your reservation you can do this on the same screen.
STEP 3 – A confirmation email will be sent to your email inbox, no payment will be taken during the reservation.
When the Stamparatus stock comes into the warehouse you’ll receive an email notifying you that your Stamparatuds order is ready. Your Stamparatus order will sit in your shopping cart, it is important that you DO NOT DELETE this item from your shopping basket, as your reservation will be cancelled. Then simply complete the checkout as normal, and yes you will be able to add other products to your shopping basket.
That's it!
Thanks to Sarah Berry for the fab instructions - it would have taken me forever!
If you have any other queries, please do not hesitate to contact me on carole.bryson@gmail.com or 07747 465186
Happy Crafting - Cal xxxx




Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Eeeh it were good! NEW products too!

What a fabulous time we all had at convention this past weekend.

Six of our team and myself all tootled off down to Solihull for a day and a half of fun, laughter and sharing.

These were the team swaps that I made for each member of my team, together with a product-based thank you gift.


And these were the general swaps that I made - the smaller ones were the general swaps and the larger ones were for friends.  I made the contents of the jar myself and I must say that the house smelt beautiful for days!  It is Handmade Lemon & Lavender Body Scrub, and for those who have messaged and emailed me, the contents are:-

*Epsom Salts
*100% natural coconut oil
*100% Lemon essential oil
*100% Lavender essential oil
* Dried Lavender seeds

This is how they started off ....



... and then they became this ....


I used the Lemon Zest Stamp Set and matching punch (available as a bundle) to produce the 'decoration' ... I only bought the set for these swaps, but I truly fell in love with the set, and fully intend to use it a lot more!  Isn't it funny the way that happens ... 

I received tons of amazing swaps in return, and over the next few weeks, I will post some of them on my blog for you to see, and may have a 'live' Facebook session to go through them with you.

Anyway, Julie and I drove down on the Friday and stayed at the Crowne Plaza NEC - our room was phenomenal and the bed ... oh my giddy aunt - it was the most comfiest bed that I have ever slept in, in my entire life .. I wanted to take it home! ha ha ha 😁



On the Friday evening, I was very fortunate to attend a Stampin Up leaders evening called Centre Stage.  At this event, we have Leader training and then a very very nice meal afterwards.  We also receive our Convention bag and some goodies ... I can't show you the goodies yet as we're not allowed to show anything until tomorrow - I think ... I'll check!

Saturday came all too early, and as I said before, I did not want to leave my comfy bed .. however, I did, and was ready to be up and at it in no time.

Here are a few photographs from the day.  I love being able to share what I love with 100's of other demonstrators - rekindling old friendships and making new ones.  It really is a wonderful experience.


Nicky struggling with her Pre-Pre Order choices!

Tammy won the stamp set she wanted during one of the Prize Patrols!




During the day, we are allowed to pre-pre Order selected products from the new Spring/Summer catalogue and Sale-a-Bration catalogue ... it really is hard to decide what to choose - if I had the money, it would have been all of it!  Honestly, there's lots to look ahead to, but that can wait for another day or so ...

Surprisingly, this also happened :o


Considering the last two years that I have had, this came as a huge surprise to me.  This was only achievable because of my lovely loyal customers, who have helped me through some hellish times.  I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Anyway ,... on to new news ... the Stamparatus is almost with us ... I'll leave you with the information for now, and if you have any questions or queries, please ask ...  I was lucky enough to be on the L2L demonstrator team who worked on producing this, and I really do believe that it is AMAZING!





It’s big news when something breaks the mold and changes everything. The Stamparatus will change the way you stamp, and before long, you’ll wonder how you ever crafted without it! Why do YOU need one? You’ll fall in love with stamping all over again when you learn everything you can do with it!

  • Make multiples with ease
  • Consistently stamps crisp, clean images
  • If you want a darker impression, apply more ink and restamp—no need to start over
  • Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money
  • Easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates
  • Develop new and specialised stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates
  • and precision placement

I need product details!
Compatible with Stampin’ Up!’s red rubber and photopolymer stamp
Foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps
Rulers and gridlines for quick measuring
2 open sides so you can stamp on larger paper
2 reversible plates: a total of 4 surfaces to work with
2 magnets to hold the paper in place
Magnet storage areas
Retail Price– £44.00

IMPORTANT:  Customer Q&A's can be found HERE on a .pdf.  Details of how YOU can reserve your Stamparatus can be found HERE

Want even more details?  then look at the following You Tube video and see the Stamparatus in action!



Amazing isn't it?!?!  I can't wait to get hold of mine ... so get ready to reserve yours from 16th November!  Whoop whoop - I can't wait!

And for those who want to know - 

WHAT IS L2L?

At Stampin’ Up! we want to learn from and collaborate with our sales force to develop exciting, new products—which is why we introduced our Leader to Leader (L2L) programme. This volunteer team of experienced demonstrators works closely with Stampin’ Up! to create innovative products via brainstorming, prototyping, and testing. L2L team members also assist in the development of marketing and training materials, try newly-developed L2L products first, see them through to launch, and participate in focus groups. It’s a huge team effort that involves demonstrators from all over the world, and we love the results we’ve seen so far.
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I'm sorry for the really long blog post - but there's even more to share - from the 20th November, SU will be announcing an Online Extravaganza, so keep your eyes peeled on my blog for more details.
If you wish to place an order, or get in touch for more details, please email me on carole.bryson@gmail.com or call/text me on 07747 465186

Catch you soon - and once again, very many thanks for all your support - Love you all xxx





Thursday, 2 November 2017

Are you Undecided?

.... about our NEW Stampin' Up! Blends?  If so, then there is more information on the following You Tube videos that Stampin' Up have released.

The Color Me Happy video is really informative, and gives more details about Blends.



The Basics of Blending - great for tips and ideas

How to use the color lifter and achieve great skin tones



There's also a great video below from Janet Wakeland who has done a cardstock comparison to make it easy for you!



What's stopping you now?  If you have any questions at all, please contact me at carole.bryson@gmail.com

Have a look on Pinterest  HERE for some great ideas using the NEW Stampin' Blends

CHRISTMAS GIFTS

Are you looking for a gift for a crafter? maybe a wife? girlfriend? boyfriend?  If you want something different, that they will love you forever for, then purchase a Stampin Up' Gift Voucher from me, and let them select what they want - all you have to do is either click the link to the right of my blog for a gift voucher, or email me on carole.bryson@gmail.com and I will send you a gift voucher wrapped and ready for Christmas Day!

Why not give me a budget to spend and I will choose for you?  Again, your gift will arrive beautifully gift wrapped ready for Christmas Day.

If you're not sure what you want, and would prefer to have a chat, then please feel free to either call me on 07747 465186 or email me on carole.bryson@gmail.com for more details.

Have a great day everyone!

HAPPY CRAFTING - Cal xxx


Monday, 30 October 2017

Reasons and Reminders ...

Reminders

You only have TWO days including today to earn the fantastic Merry Patterns stamp set for free.  If you place a £150 order, then this set is yours.  Why not get together with some friends and place a £150 order, then share the set?  My mum and her pals often 'club together' to buy a selection of products, bundles etc., and share what they buy between them.

This really is on my Top 5 list of all-time favourite Christmas stamp sets.

You have until 9pm tomorrow night to place your orders in order that you don't miss out on this stamp set.





Reasons




There are lots of reasons why you should consider buying the amazing NEW Stampin' Blends.  Firstly, they really really do blend ... Secondly, they are really easy to use.  As I said in my last post, I found that by using the dark colour first, then blend with the lighter colour, you can achieve perfection!

I've done a quick video showing this, and I'll do a facebook live, so keep an eye out for it.  

Stampin Up! have a fabulous video showcasing the Blends HERE


Patty Bennett has done a fantastic video HERE also showcasing the Blends.

You can download the .pdf HERE which tells you everything else you need to know

Anybody who orders a full set of Blends from me (or direct from my online shop) will receive a FREE storage box, together with a Black Memento inkpad.  

Want to spread the cost? Then read below ...

Shares

I need four people in each group for the shares. You will receive:-
1st Month -  3 sets of markers, storage box, colour lifter, memento inkpad,
selection of A5 whisper white and coloured cardstock
2nd Month - 3 sets of markers, 12 sheets of A4 whisper white thick cardstock
3rd Month - 3 sets of markers, 12 sheets of A4 whisper white thick cardstock
4th Month - 3 sets of markers, bronze and ivory blends (plus a surprise)

Each share is £30 (collect) £32.95 (posted)

To secure your place in the share, please contact me by email  at carole.bryson@gmail.com or Facebook messenger  (Carole Bryson) with your paypal address (for monthly invoice) and your home address.


Lots more samples to follow ...

Other News

Unfortunately, I am having to go back into hospital to have my ear operated on again.  My last MRI scan showed that the cholesteatoma has recurred, and although this was expected, I didn't think it would happen this quick.  To say that I'm devastated is an understatement.
I spoke to my Surgeon on Friday, and he's sending me an appointment as soon as he can squeeze me in, so I will keep you all updated.
Due to this, I am not adding any classes other than my usual Tuesday class, and I hope you all understand.  
During my recovery period, I will be offering 'Classes to Go' ... scrapbooking and cardmaking, and will contain enough product to complete the projects - this way, I can keep my hand in, and maintain contact with you all - plus, keep my business running during said recovery.

Well, that's it for now ... remember, two days to earn the Merry Patterns stamp set for free, and two days until the 1st November :o wow! where has this year gone?!?!

Oh, one last thing ... I have our annual Stampin' Up! Convention coming up on the 10th and 11th November, and I have some gorgeous cutie patooty projects to show you that I have made for my team, some SU friends, and for general swaps - you are gonna love them.  I used a stamp set that I never thought that I would buy in a million years, but it just seemed to 'fit' the projects.  I was blasted by the set .... so keep your eyes peeled!

As always, if you wish to place an order, then please either use the Shop Now button on the top right of my blog or email me on carole.bryson@gmail.com or call/text me on 07747 465186.

I really do appreciate your custom, as a small business, your loyalty means a great deal to me.

Take care, and have an amazing week - i'll be back on Wednesday with the 'blends' ...

Lotsa Love - Cal xxx






Thursday, 19 October 2017

Beautifully Blended ...Shares!


I told you there was a surprise ahead, and there is ... the amazing NEW Stampin' Blends (alcohol markers).  You can find the .pdf with all the information you need HERE 

From the 1st November, you will be able to order the NEW Stampin' Blends.  There are 12 different colours with a light and dark of each colour and then an Ivory, Bronze and Colour Lifter.

I had to add in this beautiful project made by Clare in the Stampin' Up! Office Sydney - it really is stunning.



Check out this gorgeous piece of Christmas home decor made by Clare in our Sydney office using:-
* new Stampin' Blends (available to order November 1) 
* the gorgeous Christmas in the Making stamp set.

If you want to be able to colour like a pro be sure to talk to your demonstrator about this awesome new product range.
What will you colour first with your new Stampin' blends?


Image from Su-Mohr at aromassandart.com


You can buy the Blends individually at £4 each, or in their Light & Dark set of 2 for £8 or you can buy the whole shabundle including Ivory, Bronze and the Colour Lifter for £108.

As a Demonstrator, I was able to purchase these early in order to use them for samples and to form an opinion of them.  

These are two of my sample pieces that I made as soon as they arrived.


Personal Opinion

Having used them I am really impressed with them.  I compared them to Copics and Promarkers, and can honestly say, that they are on par with Copics.  For me, and yes I am biased, I do prefer the Stampin' Up Blends, and for one reason only - choice!   Because there are only two colours per shade, it makes choosing the colour to use much easier.   With Copics, I spend more time selecting the right colour-blends to use, than actually making a card.  

TIP: To Use

I found that if I used the dark colour first, then blended with the lighter shade, I got a perfect 'blend' ... I then went in with the darker shade again, and then blended with the lighter shade to get different effects.
(I will be making a video showing you how I use them shortly)

I also had great success blending our new white perfect accents - it means you can colour match your embellishments to match your projects - yay!!



TIP:  It is recommended to store the 'blends' on their sides, and I have found that a 1.5l storage box is perfect. (keep reading)


Offer & Shares

Anybody who orders a full set of Blends from me (or direct from my online shop) will receive a FREE storage box, together with a Black Memento inkpad.  
Want to spread the cost? Then read below ...

Shares

I need four people in each group for the shares. You will receive:-
1st Month -  3 sets of markers, storage box, colour lifter, memento inkpad,
selection of A5 whisper white and coloured cardstock
2nd Month - 3 sets of markers, 12 sheets of A4 whisper white thick cardstock
3rd Month - 3 sets of markers, 12 sheets of A4 whisper white thick cardstock
4th Month - 3 sets of markers, bronze and ivory blends (plus a surprise)

Each share is £30 (collect) £32.95 (posted)

To secure your place in the share, please contact me by email  at carole.bryson@gmail.com or Facebook messenger  (Carole Bryson) with your paypal address (for monthly invoice) and your home address.

In Other News ......

Classes - I am now holding regular card and scrapbooking classes on :-
Tuesday (10am-12noon and 1.00pm-3:00pm) and
Friday (10am-12noon and 1:00pm-3:00pm)
Contact me on carole.bryson@gmail.com or call/text me on 07747 465186 for more details!

Thank you!
Thanks to everyone who has asked about my Mum.  Four months down the line from having a triple break in her hip, she is doing amazing.  She's frustrated at the things that she still can't do (changing the bed, walking for too long, carrying ironing upstairs etc.), but she really is doing well.  We have really appreciated all your love and support, it's meant a lot to us.  This is a very rare, recent photograph of us together at Mums monthly coffee and cake morning at Church.


I'll bid you farewell with a couple of card samples from an upcoming card class.




Take care everyone - chat soon!  
Happy Crafting!
Cal xxx

Monday, 9 October 2017

Fun News, Two days left and Class Details!

Stampin' Up!® announced last week,  the return of alcohol-based markers!!
Us lucky demonstrators (and anyone who gets the Starter Kit) can purchase these early between October 1st and the 15th! The release to everyone else will be in the near future (before 2017 ends), but the date hasn't been determined yet.
My 'Blends' were delivered on Friday, and I've been having a quick little play with them.  There's a selection of Stampin' Up! colours to choose from, and each colour has a light and a dark marker, which makes it so easy to blend and shade easily.  I've used lots of different alcohol based markers, and these are definitely the easiest for blending/shading.  Don't get me wrong, I love Copics, but I struggle with time when I'm trying to match and blend the right colours ... with the new 'Blends', the time and choice factor has been removed - they're fab!  As soon as I have a release date, I'll let you all know.

ONLY TWO DAYS LEFT!


* There are only TWO days left to take advantage of the World Card Making Day Offers -Tuesday is the cut off day, so please get your orders quickly to avoid being disappointed if you miss it!
There is 15% off Notecards & Envelopes and select stamp sets. 
Also, when you buy Fast Fuse Adhesive, you’ll get two refills for FREE! These items will help you and your customers celebrate the best hobby of all—card-making! (IMPORTANT:  These are currently on back order, so get your order in quickly to avoid disappointment)

See all the products on offer HERE

CURRENT OFFERS


*  Let’s admit it, we all just love gorgeous Designer Series Paper! This is why, by popular demand, SU have brought back the sale on Designer Series Paper. During October, you  can buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper and get one FREE! This sale includes Designer Series Paper from both the annual and autumn/winter catalogues. And even includes select Specialty and Designer Series Paper Stacks! So take advantage of this excellent opportunity to buy lots and lots of pretty paper.

 Oh!  I meant to add, that the stamp sets that are 15% off on the World Card-Making Day flyer coordinate with paper packs that are part of this Buy 3, Get 1 Free special. How cool is that?

You can see the full range of papers that are available for this offer HERE



Lastly, MY offer to you - FREE Postage & Packing on all orders over £45.  As Stampin Up is my only income,  I can't afford huge giveaways and regular freebies, but by offering my loyal customers free postage for orders over £45, it means that everybody gets something from me at some point.

Don't forget to keep checking the Clearance Rack HERE and keep popping back to see all the Specials and Offers here on my blog.

You can see all the Specials and Offers HERE

WORLD CARD MAKING DAY

I had a lovely day with one of my teamies Helen.  I planned two Christmas stamp-a-stack classes and also managed to work on the design packaging for my swaps for convention! 😯  There's a couple of samples below from the classes, and a very-sneaky-peak of my swaps for Convention in November - but you haven't seen this ... sssshhh! (see below)

NEW Classes - Stamp-a-Stack
Venue - Wallasey, Merseyside (CH45)

The first Christmas Stamp-a-Stack card class is 
Friday 13th October - 10am - 12 Noon OR 1pm - 3pm.  
Tuesday 17th October - 10am - 12 Noon OR 1pm - 3pm.

You will be making 16 cards (yes you will I promise), and you will receive the full kit, plus a full pack of the embellishments  that you use during the class.  The cost is £22.50 which includes the full kit (with envelopes) and refreshments.

The second Christmas Stamp-a-Stack card class is
Friday 20th October from 10:00am - 12 Noon OR 1pm - 3pm.  
Tuesday 24th October from 10am - 12 Noon OR 1pm - 3pm

You will be making 16 cards and you will receive the full kit, plus a full pack of the embellishments that you use during the class.  The cost is £22.50 which includes the full kit (with envelopes) and refreshments.

I will be selling the kit on it's own with everything cut and ready for you to assemble - however, as is Stampin' Up! policy,  you will need to stamp your own images.  Die cuts and punched embellishments will be provided.   The cost of the kit will be £20 plus £2 postage.

For more information or to book your place, please call/text me on 07747 465186 or email me on carole.bryson@gmail.com

One of the cards from Class 1
One of the cards from Class 2

Convention swap

Love to you all - Happy Crafting!  Cal xxx

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