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My Top 5 Christmas buys – 2017

Stampin Up demonstrator – Crafty Little Minx – My Top 5 Christmas buys – 2017

Today we have free postage so its a chance to add some ‘I can’t live without’ items to your cart.

These are my current favourites but as I love pretty much all the contents or both of the current catalogues I may well have changed my mind tomorrow!

1. Get those Christmas cards ready in a jiffy!

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If you saw my post yesterday you would have seen this year’s stunning project kit which makes 20 cards and is just £18. The cards are great quality and come with sumptuous gold liners for the envelopes included in the pack. whats not to love?

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2 Dec the halls!

I just love the fact that some many of the products in the seasonal catalogue have multiple uses, but the Tags and trimmings bundle is my top buy in this category.  With the ability to use this die to quickly make multitudes of multicoloured stockings. This is a true value for money investment piece that you will want to use over and over again. You can make advent calender’s, tree decorations, table favours……. The sky is the limit!

3. Wrap it up!

For me its the labels that form one of the biggest elements of a my gift wrapping planning and the very versatile Merry Little Labels which we used it at our recent retreat completely fits the bill.

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Our attendees loved this set with its coordinating punch and apart from copious amounts of gift labels we have been using the stamps to make cards, wine bottle wraps, and the wrapping paper itself!

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4.0 Gift giving 

I love gift giving and if its totally handmade all the better. These Mini Pizza boxes fit the bill for flexibility and we have been using these  to gifts packs of mini cards,  gift cards, jewellery and home made fudge and peppermint creams.

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I have a little stack of these pre decorated at the ready to grab for a last minute gift or I may use them as table favours on the run up to the big day!

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5.0 Memory Keeping

Finally I have to say the Memories and More card pack is the perfect way to showcase all the fabulous Christmas memories that will accumulate on your phone over the festive season. Get those photos printed and preserve those memories forever. But if you cant wait,  this pack is also multi adaptable and makes great gift tags and  quick card fronts

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Obviously this is just  a small selection of the fabulous products in the catalogue

I am 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 and receive a free gift from me along with other perks!
    • 37J7VFWB

  • 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! However you will receive a little gift form me as well
  • If you don’t want to place your own order you can order directly with me. My Cooperative orders are placed on the 15th of each month. However due to the Christmas post and demands group orders will be placed on the 1st & 14th December this month
  • Don’t forget to lodge your wish lists asap to ensure you get that present that you really want rather than another Xmas jumper!

Catch you soon

Stampin Hugs

Sara

 


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Watercolour Christmas

Stampin Up demonstrator – Crafty Little Minx – Onstage 2017 Spring Summer Catalogue 2018

So what do you do when its a bleak cold day and you find your self with an unexpected free afternoon?

Well for me there really only one option………

I lit the fire, made myself a latte and sat down to use this kit which has been calling out to me for the last few weeks.  Its the Watercolour Christmas Project Kit and I will be using it next week for a product class.

I think this is one of the best Xmas kits that Stampin’ Up! have released. I can see quite a few options to swap the layouts and sentiments if the matching stamp set is not your cup of tea. Personally I love it just as it is! However the best bit is you can make 20 cards for just £18.00. Yep you read it right its less than £1 per card……..

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I loved the simplicity of the cards. Don’t you think the hints of gold from the mini sequins just finish this card off?

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I added a little Wink of Stella to the stripes which took this card up another level

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I have to say this layout was my favourite but it was a close call. Which is yours?

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As you can see the fire is still burning and my coffee not long finished. Hardly surprising given it took me less than 60 minutes to make up the whole batch! Now I’m a hardy crafter and I was able to devote the whole hour to the project, but I can see this being a handy buy for anyone who wants to send handmade cards but doesn’t have much time

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Even better news! We have free shipping from 11.00 pm tonight until 10.50pm Monday night. So if you order tonight you may well have this kit in your home by next weekend and your handmade card making plans are back on track!

I am 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 and receive a free gift from me along with other perks!
    • 37J7VFWB

  • 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!

Catch you soon

Stampin Hugs

Sara

 


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Thankful moments

Stampin Up demonstrator – Crafty Little Minx – Thankful moments

Happy Saturday everyone. This morning we held our annual customer appreciation event Its a free session where we spoil some of our team and customers with a bit of early seasonal fun.

We had a look at a few of the items from the new 2018 Spring summer Catalogue and had a couple of make and takes using some of the new products. Boy by the end of it ideas were flowing and  all of our wish lists were bulging!

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Here are the cards we made. Please excuse the dark photos but we are now in short daylight hours, but I’m sure you get the idea. We showcased the new Magical Day & Petal Palette stamp sets and everyone loved them

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The afternoon was spent at our local Artisan Christmas fair. It was bitterly cold with a biting northerly wind but Rosy (one of my amazing customers) and I staved off the weather with mugs of hot chocolate and some of these stunning baked goods. How pretty are these?

Finally I’m pleased to announce the date for our next all day retreat

Saturday 3rd March 2018

Contact me directly for further details or to obtain a booking form.

Catch you soon

Stampin Hugs

Sara

I am 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 and receive a free gift from me along with other perks!
    • 37J7VFWB

  • 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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Stampin’ Up! Stamparatus – a new way to stamp!

Stampin’ Up! Stamparatus – a new way to stamp!

As mentioned earlier in the week I was away in Solihull last weekend. One of the biggest announcements made, (to much whooping and hollering) is the launch of the long-awaited Stamparatus (Stampin’ Up!’s exclusive design on a stamp placement tool!)

How is the different from other tools on the market?

For one, it was developed by demonstrators like me who work with customers like you!

The Stamparatus will change the way you stamp, and before long, you’ll wonder how you crafted without it!

Here’s a video sharing the tool with you….

Why do YOU need one?

You’ll fall in love with stamping all over again when you learn everything you can do with it!

  • Make multiples with ease.
  • Consistently stamp crisp, clean images.
  • If you want a darker impression, apply more ink and restamp — no need to start again.
  • Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money.
  • Easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates.
  • Develop new and specialised stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement.

I need product details!

  • Compatible with Stampin’ Up!’s red rubber and photopolymer stamps.
  • Foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps.
  • Rulers and gridlines for quick measuring.
  • Two open sides so you can stamp on larger paper.
  • Reversible plates, so a total of four surfaces to work with.
  • Two long magnets to hold the paper in place.
  • Magnet storage areas.
  • The price just £44!

How do I get one?

Great news!

While these are still in manufacturing mode, you can reserve your Stamparatus from tomorrow to be one of the first to get your hands on it! At 9pm on Thursday 16th November, you can participate in the first of three different reservation periods. Simply log into my Stampin’ Up! online store and follow the prompts.

You may have some other questions, so here are some answers…..

I am soooo excited! I have tried some of the other products on the market, but they dont come close to delivering all of the features of this product and my fellow demonstrators all agree.

So, don’t forget, from 9pm tomorrow night, you can reserve yours on my online shop. You won’t need to pay for it until it is ready to be shipped. BUT these reservation windows are on a While Stocks Last basis so I don’t think that they will last until these finish dates. I can’t wait!!!

I am 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 and receive a free gift from me along with other perks!
    • 37J7VFWB

  • 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!

Catch you soon

Stampin Hugs

Sara


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Onstage 2017 Spring Summer Catalogue 2018

Stampin Up demonstrator – Crafty Little Minx – Onstage 2017 Spring Summer Catalogue 2018

SPOILER ALERT

This post is photo heavy and full of people having huge amounts of fun and a couple of sneak peaks from the soon to be released 2018 spring summer catalogue.

As I mentioned yesterday I spent this weekend in Solihull with over 480 fellow demonstrators celebrating everything Stampin’ Up!

But did I mention that I love being a demonstrator? Not only do I get early access to new products and earn discounts on my purchases, but I also get to hang out with these amazingly talented people.

I’m part of the hugely talented Royal Stampers headed up by Pip Todman. We are a little crazy, but its always  a delight to spend time with them.

The Royal stampers from part of a wider group of Stampin’ Stars headed up by the fabulous Natalie O’Shea who was honoured many times on stage and towards the end of the event was recognised in the top 50 out of 50,000 demonstrators in the world.

We all get on so well and it was great to shake a pom pom with Sam Hammond, Rebecca Willmore, Monica Gale, Jay Soriano, Barry Selwood, Lavinia Gruizinga & No 1 demo support Chris from our European Head Office.

So do you want to see a sneaky peaky?

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Are you really sure?

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So check out this amazing board of goodies. I have so many class ideas already for this suite.

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With beautiful matching memories and more cards ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

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And the new papers are absolutely devine……   ♥. How am I ever going to cut into this?

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And there are some stunning suites which will work perfectly for the men in our lives. This sample was made by the very talented Barry Selwood and Jay Soriano. Isn’t it simply stunning?

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So do you want to come along to the next event? Signing up as a demonstrator couldn’t be easier and gives you so many benefits including access to this fabulous bi-annual celebration. Not only do you receive £130 worth of goodies for £99 you also continue to receive discounts whilst you remain active. Contact me to find out more about all the benefits of joining my team of Crafty Little Minxes

However I am 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 and receive a free gift from me along with other perks!
    • 37J7VFWB

  • 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!

Catch you soon

Stampin Hugs

Sara


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Onstage Autumn 2017

Stampin Up demonstrator – Crafty Little Minx – Onstage 2017

I’ve just got back from having loads of fun at the Stampin’ Up! 2017 OnStage local event in Solihull, with over 480 demonstrator friends! 🙂

We gather together every 6 months to share new catalogues and products, celebrate and swaps.  At these wonderful fun events we meet with team members and have a fabulous catch up.

We were so excited to see the new 2018 Stampin’ Up! Occasions catalogue AND the 2018 Sale a Bration brochure and have sneaky peaks of products, but, we are not allowed to share the new items in any guise until Monday, Nov. 13 at 8pm

So what can I share today……..

Swaps

We have the option to give out ‘swaps’ which are card or 3d samples.  We make as many as we wish all in the same design (because its easier to make lots of the same design) and swap them at the event with other demos.  So that means I arrive with lots of the same card and come home with loads and loads of card ideas and samples in different designs and varying stamp sets. Better still its a great way to meet fellow demo’s from different teams or even countries depending on the event.

Here is what I made this year…..

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Little Origami pouches filled with Chocolate covered coffee beans using the Coffee Cafe stamp & Die Bundle and the Fresh Floral

And here are a selection of the beautiful swaps that I received in return

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I even received one very similar to the one that I made! Great minds eh?

And finally some of my fellow demo’s give me some amazing presents and I am overwhelmed by  their kindness and generosity. Firstly my up line Pip Todman gave all the direct members of her team laser etched blocks.

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To the right my generous upline’s upline or Stampin’ Granny as I teasingly call her (despite the fact that there is virtually no difference in our ages), Diane Marlow. The centre my beautiful hair twin and birthday girl Rebecca Willmore and my gorgeous fellow demo and retreat partner in crime. Sue Hookins. Don’t you just love those luxurious treat bags.

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Finally, I felt very humbled receiving this beautiful gift from the fabulous Monica Gale. The packaging was so beautiful I was reluctant to even open it, but I’m glad I did. look at these beautiful handmade bath salts and even better all the packaging is made with Stampin’ Up products

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If you want to see some more then check out my facebook site or check back here tomorrow night when I will bring you some news from Onstage and maybe a few sneaky peaks from the upcoming new catalogue.

Want to see a copy of the new catalogue as soon as I receive them in Mid December?  Then contact me with your details for a copy to be sent out by post.

So you now have the perfect excuse to curl up on the sofa with a mug or glass of whatever you fancy and peruse the catalogue for all your seasonal homemade projects.

I am 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 and receive a free gift from me along with other perks!
    • 37J7VFWB

  • 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!

Catch you soon

Stampin Hugs

Sara

Aka Crafty Little Minx


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Red and gold wedding card

Stampin Up demonstrator – Crafty Little Minx – Red and gold wedding card

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The Stampin’ Up! Celebration Time Bundle was just the right touch for this handmade wedding card.

The Shimmer card, gold and real red colour scheme matched with the wedding stationery that the bride and her bridesmaids had already made and makes it extra classy and elegant, don’t you think?

Embossing the cake really makes the cake look opulent. Fit for a bride and her groom.

I also quickly knocked up a small gift box for the bride using the Trim the stocking die from the new Autumn/Winter Catalogue

Love this card? Place an order by 30th September and you will receive the tutorial for this card and all the other projects in my classes this month.

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Want to see a copy of the new catalogue just go here

or contact me with your details for a copy to be sent out by post.

So you now have the perfect excuse to curl up on the sofa with a mug or glass of whatever you fancy and peruse the catalogue for all your  seasonal homemade projects.

I am 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 and receive a free gift from me along with other perks!
    • B7ZN3EMP

  • 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!

Catch you soon

Stampin Hugs

Sara

Aka Crafty Little Minx