Sunday, 24 March 2013

First workshop


I hope you have had a good weekend.  I can't believe that we are having such a cold spring!  At least this weather doesn't make me feel too bad about staying in & crafting!

Yesterday we held our first Workshop in Gosport.  We had such a great day meeting new ladies, some of whom had never crafted before, but took to it like ducks to water and produced some beautiful cards and layout. 

I gave you a sneak of the layout we were going to do and now you can see the whole of it....

There was also the option to do this layout using the Pool Party 12x12 Co-ordinations card.  It's amazing how just a change of background colour gave the project a whole different look. It was great to see experimentation with different styles - as I have said before, scrapbooking is about your style, your memories and your story so whilst using the same layout is a great compliment, adding your own style really makes it yours.

I will upload photos of our other 3 projects during the week so please stop by to see the projects Tena created for our guests.

If you wish to join us for our next Workshop, this will be on Saturday 18th May at Nicholson Hall, Stoke Road, Gosport.  The day will be £20 including projects and lunch and will run from 10am - 4pm. 

Please contact me at to book your place, secured with a £5 deposit. 

Have a fabulous week. 

Best wishes, 

Sam x

Friday, 22 March 2013

Free Products? Sale-a-Bration last Chance

Good morning, 

Today is the last chance to benefit from the Sale-a-Bration offer. 

For every £45 spend, you can choose one free products from a selection of 17! (see my post in February for photos of the choices available).

If you wish to take advantage of this offer please contact me before 8pm this evening to place an order.

I am off to decorate the cakes for tomorrow's workshop now.  I do hope the ladies that have booked to join us like chocolate......

Have a great weekend whatever you are doing. 

Sam xx

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Workshop Sneak Peek!

Good afternoon, 

I am really excited about next Saturday which is the first Workshop that my Stampin' Up colleague Tena and I will be holding in Gosport.  

We have a great day planned and lots of projects to keep everyone busy & I thought I would share a sneak peek of the scrapbook project that I have prepared.  I am excited to finally be able to share it as it has been prepared and waiting since January!  I am only going to give a little taster though!

We do have a couple of spaces left so if you would like to join us next Saturday, we would love to see you.  The cost is £20 for the day including projects and lunch. Please contact me for more information at

Have a lovely weekend.

Sam x

Bloomin' with Kindness

Hello on this spring afternoon!

I hope you are enjoying a good weekend. 

Last night I did a Workshop for a lovely lady who is a very competent scrapbooker and produces some beautiful work.  She was joined by 10 friends, a few that had never made a card since their childhood.  I was really impressed that everyone gave the project a go and knew the non-crafters would be pleasantly surprised with their project.  

We used the En Francois and Confetti stamps for the background in crumb cake (inspired by a scrapbook layout by Margaret Jones and used the flower and word stamps from the Bloomin' with Kindness stamp set with the vibrant Primrose Petals colours. 

This stamp set is fast becoming my new favourite - I know it changes fortnightly! - and I absolutely love the image the flower gives.  It gives real detail and depth and I can see this being used on lots of different projects.  

What I love about working with crafters, especially new people, is that they give each project their own twist which is what it is all about really.  Some of the ladies used the Polka Dot embossing folder on the background Primrose Petals later to give some texture and almost all were smitten by the Pearl jewels that soon adorned their cards and really added the finishing touches.  

It was a lovely evening with lots of fun and some lovely Hostess Benefits for the Hostess.  If you would like to hold a workshop in your home, please get in touch with me and I will be happy to discuss further. 

Enjoy the rest of your weekend. 


Sam x