29.4.16

{Clean and Simple Christmas cards}

Hi there blog readers!
Welcome any new followers.  For those who you have just joined in the fun here at Artful Stampin, every 25th of the month this year I have been trying to do a Christmas project.  I am afraid this week my birthday and other things got in the way of achieving my goal, however... I didn't want to miss out this month's so here it is!



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27.4.16

{More In Colour 2016-2018 creations}

When I was sent "the" box of goodies from Stampin' Up to make the samples for Onstage, I have to confess I felt both overwhelmed and underwhelmed... if that makes sense.  It was nerve wracking playing with the new colours, initially I explored how they looked with our current colours, however after being told that I needed to focus on the new ones I approached my task with renewed vigour.

I returned to my love of 3D florals, fauna and butterflies, and tried to show off each colour in a different way, using various textures through stamping and shaping the card.

Here are more detailed photos and a video explaining how I created each card.






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26.4.16

{No weekend ramble but...}

...a bit of an insight into what I was up to this weekend.

On Saturday was my BYO craft day event.  Had a lovely day catching up with crafty friends and showing them a few sneak peeks of products that will be available in June.




Then in the evening I went to a charity ball in aid of the Alzheimer's Society.  A friend of mine is going to be running a marathon in aid of them and had a fundraising target.  There was a band called Forfeit, and there was an opportunity to sing along with them, so my friend and I braved it and sung La Bamba as best we could! I am pleased to announce that they raised £700!


On Monday I had a stall in my local town hall and had great fun showing someone new to Stampin' UP lots of lovely techniques. 

Look what she made!

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21.4.16

{Masking Technique with Fine Tip Glue Pen}

Wow! What a week - I'm still recovering from last weekend's excitement, and adjusting to the products that are retiring from the current catalogue.
What do you think of the new in colours?

These are some of the samples I made for the display at Onstage in Telford.  They feature a really simple technique, made easy by the use of the Fine Tip Glue Pen.  You can choose your favourite stamps to have a go.

Sweet Sugarplum

Dapper Denim

Emerald Envy

Flirty Flamingo 

Peekaboo Peach 

Here is a video explaining the process...





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20.4.16

{Onstage and Centrestage 2016}

Just wanted to share a few pics and memories of Onstage and Centrestage that happened last weekend.

I headed off to Telford on the Friday morning as there were samples I had to drop off for the display boards.  I ended up staying to help with some of the setting up which was really fun as I got a few sneak peeks into what everyone would be experiencing the next day.  After I checked into my hotel which was only 5 mins walk away I joined Julie and her down line for some lunch, then had a mooch round the shops in Telford before getting ready for Centrestage in the evening.  38 demonstrators were able to attend this event where we had some specialised leadership training and were able to get to know other demonstrators from across the UK over a very tasty dinner.


On the Saturday I was up bright and early to get to the International Centre for 7am as I had offered my services to help direct demonstrators as they arrived.  I was given the job of collecting swaps to put on the display boards.  That was great fun as I got to see a lot of beautiful projects.

One of the traditions that has developed whenever demonstrators meet together is to give gifts to team members that attend.  It's a lovely way to acknowledge their involvement and show appreciation.  I have one of my downline attending so gave her a bag made with New In Colour DSP which I filled with goodies, I also gave little bags to my Stampin' Up! sister Julie and her downline.

I recieved a beautifully wrapped gift from my upline Monica, some new cutting plates and some delicious fudge!


Throughout the day we saw recorded presentations from Onstage Live from Salt Lake City, business talks and product features by Uk demonstrators.  I think the highlight was being able to get our hands on the new catalogue and have time to peruse it.

One of the reasons I love being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator is that as a company that they suit the needs of different people and circumstances, there were people at Onstage who just loved the products and being able to buy them at a discount, right up to people who had made it their careers and were celebrating £300,000 in sales.

I just want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has been a customer over the (nearly) five years I have been a demonstrator, and I look forward to the next five and getting to know you better.

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Check out the RETIREMENT list, some items have 50% off, until stocks last.
to ensure you get a free gift for shopping with me please remember to use the following hostess code, and DO NOT tick the NO CONTACT button, I will not be able to send you your gift if you tick it.
DKEGXKPZ

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19.4.16

{In colours 2016}

I am so pleased to be able to show you the new In Colours for 2016 - 2018.

I was very honoured to be chosen to be a display stamper for onstage and work with them ahead of time.  They are a fabulous addition to our colour palette.

So with no further ado, here are 5 videos for your enjoyment!

Emerald Envy

Flirty Flamingo


Peekaboo Peach


Dapper Denim

Sweet Sugarplum


The retirement list is available now.  If there are any items you would like I suggest you place an order ASAP, items fly off the shelves at this time of year.  Please use the hostess code below and I will send you a free gift next month. Also a swatch of the new In Colours.

Click HERE to view it!
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to ensure you get a free gift for shopping with me please remember to use the following hostess code, and DO NOT tick the NO CONTACT button, I will not be able to send you your gift if you tick it.
DKEGXKPZ

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18.4.16

{Onstage swaps and retirement list!}

Hi there blog followers everywhere!
I'm recovering from a fabulous weekend with some lovely fellow demonstrators.
I have lots to share with you over the coming weeks... however to start... here is a video of the swaps I received from Onstage in Telford.

If you like what you see and would like to know more about becoming a demonstrator, either to get discounted products or to earn some money, please contact me for a no pressure and informative chat.



...and! The retirement list is available now.  If there are any items you would like I suggest you place an order ASAP, items fly off the shelves atthis time of year.  Please use the hostess code below and I will send you a free gift next month.
Click HERE to view it!

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to ensure you get a free gift for shopping with me please remember to use the following hostess code, and DO NOT tick the NO CONTACT button, I will not be able to send you your gift if you tick it.
DKEGXKPZ

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13.4.16

{One Sheet Wonder Wednesday - 3 cards}

Phew, managed to squeeze in time to film this for you.  It's been all systems go getting ready for Onstage - a Stampin' Up! event for demonstrators that is happening this weekend.

As a little treat and thank you to all my customers, anyone that places an order between now and 31st May will get a FREE annual catalogue (2016-2017) AND a swatch of the new In Colours.  

A One Sheet Wonder Wednesday for your enjoyment!


Here's how...

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to ensure you get a free gift for shopping with me please remember to use the following hostess code, and DO NOT tick the NO CONTACT button, I will not be able to send you your gift if you tick it.
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6.4.16

{April Challenge}

The next challenge is to create a card using this image as inspiration



NB Whatever you make will have to contain at least one Stampin' Up! product and you need to be a resident of the UK, France, Germany, Holland or Austria to be entered in the draw.

You can enter in several ways... either
Put a picture on your blog and then paste the link to the post in the comments below
or
Post a picture on Facebook and in the description put "Artful Stampin April Challenge" and notify me through my Artful Stampin Facebook Page.
or
Post a picture on Instagram with the hash tag "artfulstampinchallenge"
or
Email me a picture of what you create to paperandpearls @ talktalk.net

You have until midnight (GMT) on the 30th April 2016 to enter.  By entering you give me permission to show your pictures on my blog to inspire others.

Fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrators are welcome to join in, however, please be courteous and let me know as I won't be entering your name for the draw.



These are some cards and items made after being inspired by the picture







5.4.16

{Weekend Ramble - oops a bit late!}

Hi there blog readers,
it's been a busy couple of weeks here, the kids have gone back to school today so I'm back to trying to get into my work schedule!  So I'm catching up with updates, blog posts and emails!

Here is the weekend ramble, and below that is the new hostess code for this month.



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to ensure you get a free gift for shopping with me please remember to use the following hostess code, and DO NOT tick the NO CONTACT button, I will not be able to send you your gift if you tick it.
DKEGXKPZ

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