Friday, 23 October 2009

Sign up at a discount!!

Have you been dithering about joining the Stampin' up! family?

Well how about grabbing a piece of this month's special offer - take the plunge and sign on the dotted line and not only will you get the already fabulous value starter kit with just under £250 worth of Stampin' Up! goodies, you will get it for a measly £125 - yes literally half the retail price, because for a month - between 22nd October and 13th November SU are offering new demonstrators their starter kits at a 10% discount (usual price is £139!)

This is the company's suggestions of what you get in your starter kit - but you can personalise it a fair bit - you can change the suggested stamp sets and wheel for ones of your choice of the same or lower value, you can choose what colour of inkpads you get - and you can also choose your own cardstock colours. When the big box arrives, you can dive in and start creating straight away!

Go on - you know you want to - go ahead and take the plunge!! Get in touch if you want to discuss the benefits of joining my team of craft lovers!

Friday, 2 October 2009

Would you like some sneak peeks?

As I'm lucky enough to be a demo for Stampin' Up , we were allowed not only to get our sticky (inky??) paws on an early copy of the new catalogue a month ago, we were also allowed to buy some of the new sets so we could make up some samples for our displays. Jo, one of my fellow demos on the fabulous In Love with Stamping website organised us into a swap so we could get hold of samples using all the available preorder sets. Mine arrived with me on Tuesday and here are some of the gorgeous cards created by me and 4 of the other demos (we were in groups of 5)just to whet your appetite!

Here is the first set featuring L-R and top to bottom Tree Trimmings (see below for details of the class I'm offering using this stamp set)#116722 - £10.95, Autumn Days, #115452 - £19.95, Good Friend #113740-£22.95, Circle Circus # 115778 - £23.95 and Animal Stories #116716- £12.95 - aren't they gorgeous??

Here is the second set - again left to right - top to bottom

Autumn Days (yes its a Christmas card - how clever is that?? and featuring another new set called Spotlight on Christmas #111694 - £18.95), Animal Stories, Circle Circus, Good Friend and Tree Trimmings.

For the first time ever, we were allowed to get hold of some of the new sets which you can earn by hostessing a Stampin Up Workshop. These are very special limited edition sets which can only be earned by hostesses who reach qualifying sales targets. To get a level 1 set, you need sales between £150 and £299.99 and there are 4 stamp sets and a designer paper pack to choose from, you can get a level 2 set for sales over £300 (choice of 3), and a Level 3 set if your workshop sales are over £500 (choice of 2). Here are some samples using the level 2 and level 3 sets.

Group 3 - Queue Up (L3), Garden Dreams (L3), Itty Bitty Buds (L2), Rustic Rooster (L2) and Whimsical Wings (L2)

And here is the final group again the hostess sets Whimsical Wings, Itty Bitty Buds, Rustic Rooster, Garden Dreams and the one in the lower centre is Queue Up.

I have my own order for more of the new goodies already submitted so hopefully I will have a delivery early next week. There are lots of lovely new punches to be had, as well as gorgeous new papers - and some stamp sets too - watch this space!