Saturday, 4 July 2015

I Love It When My Goodies Come Together!

Hello Everyone

One thing I love about Stampin' Up! is the co-ordination you get - with matching card stock, ink and accessories to stamps matching punches.

Here we have a classic example. In the Spring/Summer catalogue, we introduced the Mini Treat Bag Die and now with the arrival of the new big catalogue from Stampin' Up! we have a co-ordinating stamp set.

The Mini Treat Bag Die set comes with a banner, heart and star cutter (along with much more) and these shapes are reflected in the new stamps - how beautifully they go together.

The stamp set is called You're So Sweet and I have used it on each of the treat bag projects below. See how the star is outlined with a line and the word 'hello' (slightly obscured behind the ribbon on this photo) - and the 'just for you' sentiment is inlaid behind the frame on the spotty bag.

Don't you love it when your goodies come together?

Love Elizabeth X

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

While Stocks Last….

Hello Everyone

Just while stocks last there are extra goodies on the clearance rack and extra weekly deals items available on my online store right now. 

Remembering how quickly everything sold out on the retired list - if you want it don't wait! This week's deals are shown below - remember there will be a new selection every Wednesday with special summer prices.

The clearance rack features retired products -sometimes very heavily discounted. All can be found at my online store. Happy browsing! 

Love Elizabeth X

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Quick Tip Video - Cleaning your Stampin' Up! Stamps

Hello Everyone

Back with another quick tip video - today all about cleaning your stamps. What I didn't say on the video was how to clean your Stampin' Scrub. I simply hold the whole thing under the cold tap until the water runs clear, then leave it to drain and dry.

Love Elizabeth X

Saturday, 27 June 2015

Awesomely Artistic Stamp Set

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When I first saw the new catalogue from Stampin' Up! one of the sets that jumped off the page at me was this one - Awesomely Artisic. Firstly I could see at a glance it would work perfectly with one of my all time favourites, Gorgeous Grunge - but it was also such a versatile set with delicate images for any occasion.

I love the dragonfly image - the mini grunge spots - the hessian type edge stamp and in fact each and every stamp in the set. Even though I am NOT Awesomely Artistic - this set makes me look as though I am!

I finished this card with a button and some lined thread. If you don't already have a catalogue you can pop to my online shop and check out the rest of the images here.  (Just look under products / stamps for Awesomely Artistic).

Love Elizabeth X
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Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Quick Tip Video - Adhesive Remover

Hello Everyone

Today marks the start of new venture for me in videos - quick tips! This was suggested to me by one of my lovely customers and friend Sandra T. I am forever dispensing little tips and tricks in class, so she suggested I shared some on my blog.

So for the next few weeks - expect some quick tip videos. I would love to know what you think - do you like this style of video? Let me know - I would love to hear from you.

Love Elizabeth X

Monday, 22 June 2015

My Story

I know I have new people visiting my blog, so thought I would  a share a little bit about me and how I got to do the BEST job in the world! 

My name is Elizabeth and I just LOVE to share my passion for stamping. I started by buying just a couple of ink pads and a stamp set a few years ago...and I was hooked. Now I am a full time Stampin' Up! demonstrator and get to wake up every morning and do what I love.

There is nothing better than being able to introduce others to the wonders of Stampin' Up!  If you want to come to a class, a workshop, an event, a party or join me on one of my free weekly video tutorials I am here to share what I have learned and help you create amazing projects you will be proud to give.

Since being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator I have had made more friends than I could ever have imagined and now I get to pay my bills by stamping too! smiley


I also support a growing team of wonderful demonstrators who also love to share. We are callled the Dazzling Dreamers and we always welcome new stampers to our happy family.

If you would like to contact me about attending an event, ordering some Stampin' Up! goodies or starting a fabulous crafty business, feel free to get in touch. I am always available on email, or you can call me Mon-Sat 8am-8pm UK time. I would love to hear from you and help your stamping dreams come true. 

I have been married for almost 20 years to my soulmate Michael, who is a songwriter and is really supportive of my Stampin' Up! business. We love to holiday in Walt Disney World whenever we can - in fact we are now Disney Vacation Club member - which means we get to go more often! My nieces, who I adore, call me Auntie Disney - they love to stamp with me too! 

Love and hugs


Saturday, 20 June 2015

Cup Cake Creation

Hello Everyone

Today's project is rather appropriate to share as I will be eating cake today with my lovely team. We are called the Dazzling Dreamers, and today we have an all day get together featuring crafting and cake!

This card was made using the stamp set Sprinkles of Life. It co-ordinates with a punch making the whole process of cutting out those iced tops really easy!

The bunting is a piece of designer paper from a mini 6"X6" stack called Cherry on Top.

I punched out the cherry and used Crystal Effects to make it glossy and looking good enough to eat.

Love Elizabeth X
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