Friday, 18 February 2011

Scrapping with SU products

I am off gallivanting again on Sunday - this time for a week in the sun of the Dominican Republic, and our flight touches down for an hour or so in one of my favourite places - Antigua. Just thinking about that reminded me of our wonderful holiday last year when Roger & I renewed our wedding vows on a gorgeous white sandy beach at sunset....

After the ceremony - we treated ourselves to a lovely meal at the restaurant on the cliffs at the far end of the beach. It is one of the best restaurants on the island and is part of a resort called Coco Bay. Unfortunately - our photographers weren't there to capture any shots of it so this is one of the photos Katy took of the two of us enjoying our celebratory bottle of a wonderful Puligny Montrachet (Roger has never let on how much it actually cost - so it must have been stonkingly expensive!)

The restaurant is called SHEER so what else could I use for a title - than Sheer Bliss?

The layout is a scraplift of one by Ginger Williams in the new Cricut magazine which I got at  CHA - and is done using the beautiful Love Letters DSP.

Friday, 11 February 2011

Looks like the retreat is a goer!!

Thanks for the enquiries I have had so far about the one day retreat - it looks as though its a goer - so I will get on with designing projects and working out the costings properly!

Some of you have asked about the sort of thing I will be offering so here are some examples of what you are likely to get......please note - these are NOT the items which will be offered on the day - they are just to give you an idea of what we will be doing

First up - some scrapbook pages....... these are all 12 x 12!

All of the pages above use entirely Stampin'Up! products so you can see how versatile they are

Now - the tri- shutter album - this is one I made for our vow renewal last year - and we will be doing a version of this one using current products

This is the cover.........

and this is it opened out to show the inside - its not nearly as complicated as it looks - honest! It takes longer to decorate than it does to make!

This is the sort of project that you will make again and again once you have mastered it! We made a version at my December Scrapbook Club meeting and one lady told me she went home and made 4 more as gifts for Christmas!

Here's another mini album we could do as well

And here are the sort of boxed cards sets I was talking about

The retreat will include all the materials for the projects we make - and you will have a fair amount of product left to take home and use again.

If anyone is thinking of coming from outside the area - there are 2 B&Bs in the village (one is the the local real ale pub on the village green) and there are quite a few other pubs close by which offer accommodation too - and if you want to make a weekend of it with the family - there's lots to do in the local area - Bedgebury Pinetum with its "Go Ape!" aerial walkways and bike trails, several National Trust properties and I'm sure my hubby would be willing to take interested partners out sailing at Bewl Water, and there's a steam railway not far away......

Get in touch if you want more information 07973 969153

Thursday, 10 February 2011

One day retreat anyone???

Just gauging the interest out there for a one day "mini retreat" around the launch of the new mini catalogue in April?

I am planning a one day Stampin' Up! crafting event where you would come along to this lovely part of Kent, and spend a lovely spring day papercrafting to your hearts content.

There would be no more than 6 of you, and between 10am and 5 pm on a Saturday. We would be making some lovely things using the lush Stampin Up! products - I was thinking of things like the tri shutter mini album, a scrapbook page and some boxed cards but willing to do whatever attendees would like. Whatever we do - you'll be able to see and try out the punches, stamps, papers, inks and markers that you may only have seen in the catalogue.

We could even make it a scrapbook day where we complete around 8-10 co-ordinated pages!

Price would be around £50 for the day to include all refreshments, a salad buffet lunch (and our nearest supermarket is Waitrose....) and all materials to complete all the projects - and with lots left over for you to take home with you. I will also be offering a 10% discount on any orders taken that day (excluding postage)

If you would be interested could you let me know - and also let me have any suggestions for projects you would like to make so I can get on with some final costings
07973 969153