Saturday, 19 April 2014

Jack in a Box


In one of our workshops a while ago, we completed a box frame project.  I gave my sample away as a gift to my Cousin as it was her gorgeous daughter I had used a photo of.  She was so pleased with it that she asked me to make one with a photo of her son when he was smaller.  My Cousin will be pleased to know that I have finally got round to completing it.  I am pleased with the result although a couple of the rosettes are a little wonky (I don't get on particularly well with a hot glue gun!)
Jack as a sleeping baby
I have used the subtles papers which are a collection of the most scrumptious colours and the patterned papers are from the subtles Designer Series paper stack which at £19.40 for 40 sheets of double sided cardstock is excellent value. Co-ordinating buttons add the finishing touch.
Just a quick post tonight.  I hope whatever your weekend holds, wherever you are, you have a lovely one.
Best wishes,
Sam x

Epic Day

Hello and welcome,

Today I wanted to share with you a layout that I did last night using the Epic Day This and That paper series.  Stampin' Up have a range of products which coordinate with this paper - a journal that has printed sheets and pockets, stickers and washi tape but I had some spare offcuts that were perfect for this layout.  The stitching was done by hand using linen thread which I split to make it a single thread. 

The wooden embellishments are available in the spring/summer catalogue and I can see loads of possibilities with more layouts and cards too.  I inked the edges of the chevrons and banner and stamped the banner using a word stamp.  I put the arrow through my Big Shot with the woodgrain embossing folder (there was a tense moment) but it came out ok. 
Before I became a Stampin' Up Demonstrator I was a customer and hosted several in-house parties where I benefitted from free Hostess products as well as enjoying evenings with friends.  One of the draws for me to Stampin' Up is that everything co-ordinates and that makes it easy to make beautiful projects, sometimes in a hurry because of our busy lives.  This layout is another good example of how by having co-ordinating products, completing a layout can be achieved in under an hour, leaving time to spend creating more memories with my lovely family.
If you would like more information about any of the products used in my project, hosting a party, attending a workshop or having an informal chat about becoming a Stampin' Up Demonstrator then drop me an email.
Wishing you all a very happy Easter.
Best wishes,
Sam x


Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Fabulous scrapbooking news

Hello and welcome, 

Today brings not only gorgeous weather but also brilliant news for the scrapbooking fans among us. Stampin' Up have announced they have partnered with the amazing Becky Higgins to bring you authentic Project Life products, that will be available in exclusive Stampin’ Up! colours and designs. 

Project Life is a super simple, totally affordable way to get your photos into albums: you just slip your photos into Photo Pocket Pages and add designed cards. It’s a back-to-basics approach to documenting your life. In a nutshell, it’s all about spending more time making memories and less time scrapbooking them.

Stampin' Up will be offering a complete Project Life product line in the new annual catalogue, available beginning 1 July, but you will also be able to order a selection of Project Life products a few weeks earlier than that! Watch this space....
I am currently at the stage of scoping out a suitable venue to hold an evening scrapbook class in the Gosport area and if there is enough interest, possibly hold a morning  or afternoon session on a Saturday. This is in the early stages but I would love to hear from you if you would be interested in attending. 
Enjoy the rest of your week. Fingers crossed that we are blessed with more sunshine.
Thank you for stopping by.
Sam x 

Monday, 7 April 2014

April Classes

Welcome and thank you for dropping by,

We enjoyed another workshop on Saturday where our lovely guests made a massive 6 projects throughout the day - two cards and a box easel card in the morning and two more cards and an Easter Bunny treat box in the afternoon.   Here are examples of the morning class.  I am having some problems uploading more photos today so I will add the afternoon projects tomorrow.

Easter Treat Bunny Box using the envelope punch board and various circle and oval punches

At the Stampin' station

If you'd like to join us for our next workshop, this is on Saturday 17th May 2014 in Gosport.  The cost is a very reasonable £20 which includes materials to make all projects, use of tools, stamps etc, beverages and a substantial lunch.  We'd love to meet you.

Best wishes,

Sam x