Well for those of you who know me through the medium of craft, you will know i have never been much of a cardmaker, well as you can see from my 4th Feb post, "I have gone over to the dark side" and am totally hooked on Stampin Up. I mentioned we had a great time at my workshop/party with a great mixture of friends from different parts of my life, many who had never met before but it was a great night, great atmosphere and great Demo. So I have signed up! Yes me to be an Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator. Today was my induction with Julie and three other ladies, it was great, with a real team spirit and julie is a great mentor (or up line in Stampin Up speak) Julie also provided our lunch and brought these lovely cupcakes from her great friend Mel https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Cupcakes-by-Mel/153344434749199 Don't know if that will work, i haven't added links before. Here's a picture.
Saturday, 18 February 2012
Well I know these papers are a little old, but I've had them a while and just keep touching and stroking them! On Wednesday a new crafting friend Janine came to my house, she's a brand new scrapbooker (well she's done a little bit) and I had two sheets of the main paper and a few sheets of the rest of the collection. I put one in front of Janine and asked "does this scare you to death" her answer was yes, this looks like advanced scrapbooking. So we worked simultaneously with me instructing Janine and both of us creating this layout. Janine was really happy with hers and I have a few finishing touched to add to mine like were I will place the little cream flowers and the bling, oh and what photo to add!! The collection is called Butterfly Garden.
Wednesday, 8 February 2012
Well you probably saw from my last post I had a stampin up party, well a few of us decided it would be a good idea to make the weekend even better (in a creative way) to have a little kitchen table retreat on Saturday. So Lesley and Kathy slept over, and we continued to craft on Saturday until the girls were snowed off! Here is what I managed to make, thanks to Kathy for supplying the template.
Saturday, 4 February 2012
Well as my friend Sarah put on facebook, I have crossed over to the dark side! I have never been a card maker, i think I have made two under duress ever. Julie Kettlewell a great stampin up demonstrator came to my Scrapstars retreat last September and did make n takes on the Saturday evening. I was so busy running around, I hardly had chance to look at anything, but Robyn talked me into buying an owl punch. I haven't even had it out of the bag, but Julie rang me in the new year and asked me if I would have a party, I don't normally like to have these parties as I never think I can get anyone to come and I don't like my friends to feel pressured into buying. BUT It was a great evening, everyone joined in, we had a great atmosphere and everyone enjoyed themselves. Thanks Julie, and thanks to everyone for coming. These are cards I made at julie's class the week before the party.