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Onstage 2018 – Presentation

Stampin Up demonstrator – Crafty Little Minx – Onstage 2018 presentation

So the bit of news that I have yet to share is that I had the huge honour to present one of our new stamp sets last weekend. I have to admit it was slightly scary and hugely exhilarating to present to 600+ fellow demonstrators and peers.

EDITED: just to note I was half way through writing this post when our modem blew up so everything is a little later than planned. Hopefully it was worth the wait!

Luckily, I was the first to present so I was able to sit back and relax for the rest of the day! One of my lovely team members took these photos which were much appreciated, but I really didn’t realise how many faces I pull wen talking! Some of the photos were hilarious…….. and didn’t make the cut.

The products I showcased were the fabulous Piece of Cake and the matching Cake Builder punch.

 
Here is my Signature dish!
 
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The premise being that this is something simple to make which you can make over and over again with perfect results every time. Great for beginners or those new to crafting, yet still works for those of us that have everything but need a stunning card in a hurry.
So set of simple Ombre cards using notelets, Ink and our beautiful watercolour pencils
 
Next in the GBBO format is the Technical project and uses the Delightfully detailed laser cut papers to show that you don’t need a bug shot to make gorgeous cards.
 
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 I used one of the sentiments to create the background and liked the fact that it wasn’t perfectly straight. My technical element was the embossed sentiment and cake. A perfect way for someone who doesn’t craft often to really wow the recipient. Don’t you just love it when the powder melts and creates that magical raised effect. Don’t know what I mean?  Well this card will feature in my January TLC class. Check out my events page for more details.

My final project was the wow finale or in GBBO terms the Showstopper. 

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I’ve seen lots of wall hangings which capture birthdays, but I wanted something to remind me of all of the key upcoming dates when I would want to send a card. Weddings, anniversaries, births, christenings and birthdays. Well basically any occasion that you would want to send a card and celebrate with cake!  

I have posts scheduled for the rest of the week focusing on each of my projects and some bonus examples. So don’t forget to follow my blog so you don’t miss out!

I had lots of fun presenting and Onstage is such a great event. We even get the opportunity to attend the live event if we wish.  The live event this year was in Orlando with 6000 attendees. The next one is in Auckland and I hope to be going to the European one in Dortmund Germany next November. 

So do you fancy joining me? Click here to find out more

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I’m grateful to all my customers for their loyal support so if I have inspired you or should you wish to place an order via my online shop please check out the following

  • Is your Stampin’ Up! order less than £150? If so, use the current Reward Code below and receive a free gift from me along with other perks!
  • If your order is over £150 please do not use the code as you will be your own Hostess and get your own rewards to spend! That’s free stuff that you get to chose.Hostcode November

As always thanks for looking

Stampin Hugs

Sara

Join Stampin’ Up! and The Little Minxes

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Only 11 days left to secure this very popular suite of stamp sets, dies and accessories. The velvet paper has very sadly already sold out to. So don’t miss out click HERE to shop without delay.

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Onstage 2018 – what’s it all about?

Stampin Up demonstrator – Crafty Little Minx – Onstage 2018

Onstage 2018 is over!! I’m a little bit sad (bottom lip is definitely out!) – but even more excited to share everything with you.   It’s going to be impossible to explain to you in just one post what an amazing time I had over the weekend.  So tonight I’m going to share just a little of the  highlights  – however there is still so many things I still have to show you!  A special opportunity that I can now share, the gifts we received and of course – SWAPS!! I have SO MANY swaps to share with you

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I often get asked why I became a demonstrator rather than stay a customer and initially I will be honest it was just for the discount. Nowadays I can tell you its most definitely all to do with the people that I get to share my passion with. Be it my wonderful customers, other demos, the larger team that I belong to or my own team of Crafty Little Minxes. It’s all the inspiration and creative sharing. Put simply I just love my job!

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Twice a year Stampin’ Up! hold an Onstage Event. This year is the 30th Anniversary of the company and the live event was held in Orlando with 6000+ attendees .In the UK local event over 600 demos descended on the Vox in Birmingham for the weekend.

It’s a great opportunity to catch up with friends and make new ones. Here is a photo of my larger year the Royal Stampers that I had the privileged of sharing the day with.

As you can see we have a little bit of a penchant for pompom’s and a little song!!! Honestly check out Facebook or wait until I’ve had a glass of wine if you don’t believe me!

We also got the chance to see a copy of the new Spring/ Summer catalogue and boy the excitement in the room was electric.

We can only show the cover right now, but if you have ordered from me in the last 6 months you will receive a copy  in early January. Don’t worry if you haven’t, just drop me an email and I can send you one.

Another benefit if attending is we get the chance to try out some of the products and get some of the products in our hands. There are also random Prize patrols of new products which is always very exciting.

I will show you some of the gifts I received later this week but in the meantime here are some more photos with some of my amazing teamies,  fellow demos and amazing staff

I had such a fun time and I will be back tomorrow with some more news.

Think this is the sort of event that you would enjoy? Not sure?

This is a quote from one of my fellow demonstrators Deb Cooper who has kindly allowed me to share her post this morning .

For those that have never been to OnStage… (Notes from an (onstage) virgin)

1) Go! OMG you have to see it to believe it. It’s amazing!!!!
2) Book a hotel asap for the next dates.
3) When it says what you need to bring in terms of tools etc, you really don’t need anything else… Unless you are desperate to use that wonder thing me pick up doodad.
4) Bring a bag. A big bag. Ideally with wheels and a person to carry it for you…
5) Don’t be shy and hide yourself. Embrace the whoop, the cheer, the clapping. Be proud to be you. Stand up. Wave. Talk to anyone and everyone.
6) Bring swaps. They can be as simple or as complex as you like. Make more than you think you will need. So many inspirational ideas are now sat in my (huge) bag.
7) Bring your phone. Tweet, post, take photos, tell the world what you are up to.
8) As soon as its over start planning for the next one.

It’s amazing!

I really couldn’t have put it better my self! Contact me for more details on how you could be at the next event in April.

 

I’m grateful to all my customers for their loyal support so should you wish to place an order via my online shop please check out the following

  • Is your Stampin’ Up! order less than £150? If so, use the current Reward Code up in the right hand corner and receive a free gift from me along with other perks!
  • If your order is over £150 please do not use the code as you will be your own Hostess and get your own rewards to spend!Hostcode November

Thanks for looking

Stampin Hugs

Sara

Join Stampin’ Up! and The Little Minxes

Join my Team

Click HERE to Join Stampin’ Up! for just £99. Choose £130 worth of product and don’t pay shipping! Plus 20% off until at least Mar 2019! WOW what an offer. Join my fabulous team the Little Mixes today or Click here to read about us!

 

 


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A Rainbow of Elephants

Stampin Up demonstrator – Crafty Little Minx – A Rainbow of Elephants

Happy September. The sun seems to have made a reappearance this week and its inspired me to bring out all of my bright colours before I get into more seasonal projects.

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This project looks complicated but is easy peasy when you use the Stamparatus and the wreath technique. I will be back on Monday with a Facebook live showcasing this technique so jump on and like my page to see it first.

The super cute little elephant is from the Little Elephant stamp set and it has an adorable coordinating punch which you can buy as a bundle and save 10% off the total price. It has some very versatile sentiments so can be used for loads of different occasions.Crafty_Little_Minx_Little-Elephant

I used mine for Swaps at training on my birthday weekend and they went down a storm. You may have spotted the corrugated daffodil delight mat which is a sneak peak from the new Autumn Winter catalogue. Check back Monday for more information.

I’m grateful to all my customers for their loyal support so should you wish to place an order via my online shop please check out the following

  • Is your Stampin’ Up! order less than £150? If so, use the current Reward Code up in the right hand corner and receive a free gift from me along with other perks!
  • If your order is over £150 please do not use the code as you will be your own Hostess and get your own rewards to spend!

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Thanks for looking

Stampin Hugs

Sara

SEASONAL STAMPIN’ SCHOOL

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So do you fancy a day of chilled out crafting? I’m pleased to say that my next event on Saturday 6th October is now open for booking. Places are strictly limited and filling fastso contact me directly to book.

DASHING ALONG HOST PROMOTION

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Have you been waiting for just the right time to host a Stampin’ Up! party? Do you love gorgeous Designer Series Paper? If you said “Yes” to both questions, this may be the perfect time for you to contact me to book your event. What’s the occasion? Birthday, girls night in or simply some time out? Right now if you host a party with 275 €/£200 in sales, you will earn the exclusive Dashing Along Designer Series Paper for FREE. This offer ends on 30 September, so don’t wait! Get ready to take advantage of this exciting offer today!

REDEEM YOUR BONUS DAYS COUPONS!

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If you’ve earned Bonus Days coupon codes in August, it’s time to redeem them! Bonus Days is the perfect time to check off items on your 2018 autumn/winter catalogue wish list, or purchase that big-ticket item you’ve had your eyes on. Hurry! You’ve got until 30 September to redeem your coupon codes! Learn more about earning and redeeming during Bonus Days here.

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Click HERE to Join Stampin’ Up! for just £99. Choose £130 worth of product and don’t pay shipping! Plus 20% off until at least Dec 2018! WOW what an offer. Join my fabulous team the Little Mixes today or Click here to read about us!

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Share what you love

Stampin Up demonstrator – Crafty Little Minx – Share what you love

I’m so in love with the Share what you love Speciality designer series paper (DSP) and this card that i made for a recent class really showcases it in all its glory.

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The die is from the Stitched Labels Framelits dies and the only embellishment is a fussy cut flower from the DSP

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The sentiment is from the Lots of Happy card Kit.

Got a holiday coming up? Then this is the kit for you.

This comprehensive kit contains everything you need and is packed in a beautiful box all ready to take away with you. It also makes a perfect gift for all occasions, and especially if its all just for you! This is just one of  a gorgeous range of kits, check them out here.

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I’m grateful to all my customers for their loyal support so should you wish to place an order via my online shop please check out the following

  • Is your Stampin’ Up! order less than £150? If so, use the current Reward Code up in the right hand corner and receive a free gift from me along with other perks!
  • If your order is over £150 please do not use the code as you will be your own Hostess and get your own rewards to spend!

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Thanks for looking

Stampin Hugs

Sara

Colour your Season Time Limited Offer

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Grab the bundle and the pencils now 

Don’t start to shop until you’ve read about Bonus Days

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Earn as you spend

Birthday celebration month

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Check out my Facebook, Instagram or Twitter sites for offers, challenges and prizes

Join Stampin’ Up! and The Little Minxes

Join my Team

Click HERE to Join Stampin’ Up! for just £99. Choose £130 worth of product and don’t pay shipping! Plus 20% off until at least Dec 2018! WOW what an offer. Join my fabulous team the Little Mixes today or Click here to read about us!

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This Little Piggy

Stampin Up demonstrator – Crafty Little Minx –This Little Piggy

How cute is this stamp set. The this little piggy set is adorable and can be used for so many occasions. I love a stamp set that allows me to try multiple techniques. For this set of projects I kept the layout the same but tweaked it slightly to suit the image

The designer series paper is from the Twinkle Twinkle range and gave me a base palette to work with.

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This first project uses the new Soft Sea Foam as a base and added some ruffle ribbon to make a little tag

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For my second card I changed the base mat to Petal Pink and added some faceted dots

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For the third card I changed the orientation and the base is night of navy. I added a pearlized doily and some natures Twine.

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For the last project I used the refreshing new Barmy Blue card stock and added some of the Ombre ribbon.

Changing up the base mat really does change the look of the project. So which is your favourite?

Don’t miss out….

  1. Bonus days are back!Screen-Shot-2018-08-03-at-12.10.38

Check out my recent post for more details

2. Colour your season limited edition bundle and pencils

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Grab your bundle now

I’m grateful to all my customers for their loyal support so should you wish to place an order via my online shop please check out the following

  • Is your Stampin’ Up! order less than £150? If so, use the current Reward Code up in the right hand corner and receive a free gift from me along with other perks!
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  • If your order is over £150 please do not use the code as you will be your own Hostess and get your own rewards to spend!

Don’t forget there are just a few places left on my Seasonal Stampin! School on the 6th October and placed are filling fast

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Thanks for looking

Stampin Hugs

Sara

 


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Water coloured Blended Seasons

Stampin Up demonstrator – Crafty Little Minx – Water coloured Blended Seasons

How fabulous is this limited edition stamp set? As soon as I saw it I knew it was going to be one of those stamp sets that you can use for so many occasions and use so many different techniques.

This card uses the floral stamp, white embossed onto Basic Black Card stock  and the water colour pencils to create a simple card.

Crafty Little Minx Tip: colour inside the flowers and leaves first using the white pencil first set to help make the colours pop

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The colours I used were Whisper white & Melon Mambo from the watercolour pencils set (141709) and Flirty Flamingo, Granny Apple Green, Garden Green, from the time limited Watercolour Pencils Assortment 2 (149014). We know that the pencils will be back, but not this year so grab them while you can.

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Don’t forget my Crafty Little Minx Bonus offer:

  • Order this stunning bundle and you will receive a free tutorial with full instructions to make 4 cards.
  • Order the watercolour pencils as well and you will receive a bumper tutorial pack to make 8 different projects

*** This is in addition to my birthday month offers see below

Don’t forget to check out all the other specials below.

I’m grateful to all my customers for their loyal support so should you wish to place an order via my online shop please check out the following

  • Is your Stampin’ Up! order less than £150? If so, use the current Reward Code up in the right hand corner and receive a free gift from me along with other perks!
  • If your order is over £150 please do not use the code as you will be your own Hostess and get your own rewards to spend!

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Thanks for looking

Stampin Hugs

Sara

Colour your Season Time Limited Offer

Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Grab the bundle and the pencils now 

Don’t start to shop until you’ve read about Bonus Days

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Earn as you spend

Birthday celebration month

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Check out my Facebook, Instagram or Twitter sites for offers, challenges and prizes

Join Stampin’ Up! and The Little Minxes

Join my Team

Click HERE to Join Stampin’ Up! for just £99. Choose £130 worth of product and don’t pay shipping! Plus 20% off until at least Dec 2018! WOW what an offer. Join my fabulous team the Little Mixes today or Click here to read about us!

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A special month for me!

Stampin Up demonstrator – Crafty Little Minx – A Special Month for me!

It’s a rather special birthday for me this month and I want to share the celebrations with 50 giveaways and crazy offers. Can you guess how old I will be?

  • Place an order for between £25 AND £49.99 and receive a pack of Kraft Pillow boxes
  • Place an order for £50 or more and receive a free simply shammy in a personalised case
  • There will be a number of challenges in the month on Facebook/ Twitter/Instagram which will have various spot prizes.
  • Big shot grand draw to qualify
    • Each £25 with earn a raffle ticket  for the draw
    • Like my facebook page, follow me on Twitter and Instagram and get a free entry
    • Book and pay for a product based class or a place on  the October retreat and receive a free entry
    • You can earn entries for one or all of the above

.All items will be drawn and gifts sent early in September
This offer is open to UK residents only.

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Don’t miss out….

  1. Bonus days are back!Screen-Shot-2018-08-03-at-12.10.38

Check out my recent post for more details

2. Colour your season limited edition bundle and pencils

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Grab your bundle now

I’m grateful to all my customers for their loyal support so should you wish to place an order via my online shop please check out the following

  • Is your Stampin’ Up! order less than £150? If so, use the current Reward Code up in the right hand corner and receive a free gift from me along with other perks!
    • Hostcode (2)

  • If your order is over £150 please do not use the code as you will be your own Hostess and get your own rewards to spend!

Don’t forget there are just a few places left on my Seasonal Stampin! School on the 6th October and placed are filling fast

SummerStampin' School

Thanks for looking

Stampin Hugs

Sara