Monday, April 30, 2012

Liebster Blog Award

I feel very honoured and excited that I have been awarded my very first blog award and say a big THANK YOU to the lovely Christine Blain at Happy Hearts Cards who awarded it to me. I wish I could award it back to you Christine as I love your work too.

The guidelines of the Liebster Blog award are:

1. Thank the blogger who gave it to you

2. Link back to the blogger who gave you the award

3. Copy and paste the award to your blog

4. Present the award to five other bloggers with 200 or fewer followers

5. Let them know you have done so by leaving a comment on their blog

So in the Spirit of this award, and for me to say I love your work, I would like to award the Liebster Blog Award to:

Click on their names to check out their blogs and see the talented paper crafters that they are!

Have Fun and Happy Stampin'
Rochelle xo

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Changes to the Starter Kit!

It's so Exciting and so much more affordable!

Beginning 1st May, we're offering a fully customisable Starter Kit for new recruits at a new lower price of $169! This will give them the perfect start to their businesses--their way! It will also help you more easily share the Stampin' Up! opportunity with your customers.
When you join as a new Stampin' Up! demonstrator, the choice is yours to put together a kit with any of our current high-quality products - you can choose up to $235 worth of any Stampin' Up! products! You'll also receive a business supplies pack (valued at $80) to create a kit with a total value of $315 that still ships for FREE!

Note : If you are thinking about joining Stampin' Up! and you want to order the current starter kit option for $289 (valued at more than $610), you will need to join and place your order buy 30th April 2012.

You can join up as a hobbyist demonstrator just to get the 20% discount on your own personal crafting supplies or you can make it in to a full business, the choice is yours. You only need to meet the minimum sales requirement of $400 in sales per quarter. That's less than an average Stampin' Up! workshop!

Demonstrators may enjoy benefits including:

Product discount

Demonstrators get a 20 percent discount on all Stampin' Up! products, including stamp sets, paper, and accessories. It's a great way to support your love of stamping, paper crafting, home decor - or whatever your passion may be!

Extra income

You'll earn extra income based on your sales and recruiting - just how much extra income is up to you. Maybe you want enough income to pay the electric bill every month, or maybe your goal is bigger - the monthly payment for your new car. That's the beauty of the demonstrator experience - it's all up to you! See my website for more information.

Flexible schedule

This is your business, so you can put as much (or as little) time into it as you'd like!

Support from Stampin' Up!

We love our demonstrators and it shows through our demonstrator support materials. Workshop ideas and trainings on all kinds of topics are available at your fingertips on our demonstrator website. Plus, you'll receive our monthly newsletter just for demonstrators, which is full of informative tips and beautiful samples.

If you are interested in joining up and becoming a Stampin' Up! demonstrator. on May 1st follow these easy steps:
  • Go to my website : Click here
  • Click on 'Join the Fun'
  • Click 'Join Now' and it will lead you through to the sign-up process

You will need to have:
1. Personal Contact Information
2. Credit Card details for payment of your kit
3. Recruiter authorisation password (Contact me and I will give it to you)

Once you have completed the above steps, Stampin' Up! will send you a demonstrator I.D. and password so you can log into the Demonstrator Web Site where you will find an abundance of tips, ideas and training to help you.

If you would like more information on this fantastic deal, Click here and contact me today!

Sign Up Now, Join the Fun and Be Part of My Team!

Have Fun and Happy Stampin'

Rochelle xo

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Baja Breeze Birthday

I recieved a box of goodies yesterday from my latest order and one of the items in the box was some of the beautiful Seam Binding Ribbon. I have had this wonderful ribbon on my wishlist for a long time and I finally purchased some. I got a spool of the Baja Breeze and Pool Party Seam Binding Ribbon.

I used Whisper White, Basic Grey, Baja Breeze, Pear Pizzazz and some of the Twitterpated DSP. I'm not quite sure who I will give it to yet but I do have alot of birthdays coming up in May so I might save it for one of those.

Have fun and Happy Stampin"

Rochelle xo

Products Used
Stamp Sets : Apothecary Art, Bring on the Cake
Carstock : Whisper White, Basic Grey, Baja Breeze, Pear Pizzazz, Water colour paper, Twitterpated DSP
Ink: Baja Breeze, Pear Pizzazz, Basic Grey, StazOn Jet Black
Other : Big Shot Die Cutting Machine, Petals-a-Plenty Embossing Folder, Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Baja Breeze Seam Binding Ribbon, Antique Brads, Framelits - Labels Collection, Water colour Pencils, Aqua Painter, Stamping Sponges, Stamp-a-ma-jig

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Summer Mini Carry Over

In all my excitement about the wonderful Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue starting I forgot to mention that there are still some products available to purchase from the Summer Mini Catalogue.

Check them out here! 

If you loved any of these products but thought they were gone forever, dry your eyes, pick yourself up off the floor and CONTACT ME TODAY!

Have Fun and Happy Stampin'

Rochelle xo

Friday, April 20, 2012

Festive Friday #15 Challenge

I decided to partake in one of the many challenges that are out there in Blog land.  This is my first ever challenge and I'm really pleased with the card that I came up with for Nicole Derendorf's Festive Friday challenge - Mother's Day Theme
This challenge is a photo inspiration challenge. You can use the colours, the flowers, the vase, any part of this photo to inspire your creations:
And this is what I came up with:

The colours used are Garden Green, Wild Wasabi and Pretty in Pink. I do love a pink and green colour palette. It always turns out so pretty.
Thanks for looking and I hope that you are inspired to create something from this wonderful photo too!

Have Fun and Happy Stampin'
Rochelle xo

Products Used
Stamp Sets: Medallion, Mixed Bunch, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Cardstock and DSP: Garden Green, Wild Wasabi, Pretty in Pink, First Edition DSP, Wild Wasabi Paper Stacks DSP
Ink: Garden Green, Wild Wasabi, Pretty in Pink, Versamark Clear Ink
Other: Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Bird Builder Punch, Blossom Punch, Word Window Punch, Stamping Sponges, Antique Brads, Basic Pearls

All products are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise stated.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

One for the kids - Cute Punch Art

I love Punch Art! I love how you can transform the various Stampin' Up! punches in to all different things! It makes your punches so much more versatile than just to use them with your stamps. I came across this wonderful blog by Jackie Topa. To view her blog click here. She has a Cute Critters Punch Art Class that I just had to try! The critters are all so cute and makes it a little easier to make kids cards when you have all the instructions for these animals.
I had a go at the mouse. That was one of the animals that I had all the punches for too.

I added a few pieces of cardstock embossed with some of our embossing folders and a the Top Note Die and then put it all together. Turned out very cute!

Well, must go now the kids are home from school and I'm off to go and order some more punches!

Have Fun and Happy Stampin'!
Rochelle xo

Products Used
Stamps: Bring on the Cake
Cardstock: Regal Rose, Blushing Bride, Whisper White, Basic Grey, Daffodil Delight
Ink: Regal Rose, Blushing Bride, Soft Suede, Basic Grey
Other: Petite Pennants Builder Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, 1" Circle Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch, Hand-held punch (Non-SU), Stripes Embossing Folder, Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Top Note Die, Big Shot Die Cutting Machine

Monday, April 16, 2012

Pleated Satin Ribbon Embellishment

I'm loving this pleated satin ribbon so much. I Googled last week 'Stampin Up pleated satin ribbon' to see what people were doing with this ribbon and how I could use it in other ways. I came across this blog from a Stampin' Up! demo in the US who used the ribbon to make it into a flower I thought I would give it a go!
It was very easy to do and it turned out so pretty! Well I think so! LOL

This is the card I made with the Pleated Satin Ribbon Flower Embellishment, getting my next card ready for Mother's Day. Now I'm organised for my mum and my mother-in-law.

If you love this Pleated Satin Ribbon as much as I do, check it out in our current Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue and contact me today to get yours!

Have Fun and Happy Stampin'
Rochelle xo

Products used
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Cardstock: Sahara Sand, Perfect Plum, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, First Edition DSP
Ink: Sahara Sand, Perfect Plum, Elegant Eggplant, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, Crumb Cake
Other: 3/8" Pleated Satin Ribbon Blushing Bride,  Blossoms Petals Builder Punch, Word Window Punch, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Antique Brads, Stamping Sponges, Sticky Strip, 2-way Glue Pen

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Mixed Bunch Mother's Day

I thought I would get a head start on some Mother's Day Cards. I know it is still about a month away but my usual style is to leave things last minute and then get really flustered because I have so much to do.  I so love the new Twitterpated Designer Series Paper (DSP) and thought it would be a very pretty element for a Mother's Day Card

Nearly all the products used here come from the Autumn-Winter 2012 Mini Catalogue . I'm so loving this Mini. It is fantastic and all so pretty!

And isn't the Satin Pleated Ribbon just devine! When I saw the mini that was the first thing that I went *GASP* over and had to get all four colours straight away.

Have fun and Happy Stampin'
Rochelle xo

Products used
Stamps: Bordering on Romance, Mixed Bunch, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White, Twitterpated DSP
Ink: Baja Breeze, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz
Other: Big Shot Die Cutting Maching, Framelits Labels Collection, Edgelits, Pear Pizzazz 3/8" Pleated Satin Ribbon, Blossom Punch, Word Window Punch, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Dimensionals, Sticky Strip

The Stampin' Up! Blog Beginning

Well here goes...My first blog post! Website (Check), Facebook Page (Check) now the blog.

I'm excited to show you my ideas and the wonderful products at Stampin' Up!

Stay tuned for more photos and ideas as get this up and running and come and follow me on this journey!

Rochelle xo