Special Reason by Stampin’ Up!

Special Reason by Stampin’ Up!

I love this week’s colour combination from Create with Connie & Mary this week! I don’t often say that as I find colour combinations challenging to say the least. But for some reason this one works for me. It may just be because I’ve used this combination before and I feel quite comfortable with it. I’ve teamed it up with Special Reason by Stampin’ Up! We got this stamp set free at OnStage Local in Telford in November – one of the perks of being a demonstrator and going to events is lots of free goodies! How fabulous is that? I bought the co-ordinating Stylish Stems framelits to go with the stamp set too!

Anyway before I side track and persuade you all to sign up here’s my card for this week’s challenge! What do you think? I’m really pleased with how it turned out.

Special Reason by Stampin' Up! Tracy May #CCMC440

This card was really simple to create:

  • Stamp your first stamp in Real Red in a central position then stamp off twice, once to either side of the main image;
  • Splatter some Real Red ink over the top;
  • Mount the card front onto a panel of Real Red cardstock;
  • Wrap some Basic Black Baker’s Twine around the panels;
  • Add some Real Red enamel dots;
  • Mount both the card front and mat onto a Kraft card base;
  • Stamp and cut out your sentiment and adhere to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals

And that’s it – like I said – simple!

Please do pop over to the Create with Connie & Mary challenge blog to see what the rest of the lovely and super talented design team have come up with today!

Chase Your Dreams by Stampin’ Up!

Chase Your Dreams by Stampin’ Up!

I absolutely love today’s cards using Chase Your Dreams by Stampin’ Up! I’ve been waiting for this set for a long time. Thank you SU! The stamp set features famous monument from 5 different cities around the world.  I had the water colour pencils out (yes again! lol) and had the idea of painting the relevant country flag over the image. I had to have a few goes to get them right, except for the French flag which turned out great first time (in my humble opinion 😉)

First, of course, we have Tower Bridge, London, UK and the Union Jack/Flag. This was a tricky one but I think I got there in the end.

Chase Your Dreams by Stampin' Up! Tracy May London

Then we hop across the channel to Paris, France and L’Arc de Triumph. Actually this one is my favourite. I love how the French flag turned out.

We move into Germany next and (I think/hope) Cologne Cathedral! (Updated 11/02/17 – actually I’ve been told it’s Neuschwanstein Castle! so I got it wrong oops! 😆) I had a few goes before I ended up with something I was happy with. If you have the black too dark it obliterates the image!

Chase Your Dreams by Stampin' Up! Tracy May Cologne

Next we cross the Atlantic heading into New York, USA with the Empire State Building! I should have  started the American Flag a bit further down I think!

And finally we head down under to Sydney, Australia with the Sydney Opera House! I think this one was actually the hardest and I’m not entirely happy with the stars so don’t look too close, ok?

Chase Your Dreams by Stampin' Up!Chase Your Dreams by Stampin' Up! Sydney

So what do you think? I certainly had fun making them. Originally I was thinking of leaving them as postcards but I decided I would rather send them out as cards!

Thanks for stopping by!

 

Hey, Chick by Stampin’ Up!

Hey, Chick by Stampin’ Up! #CCMC435

Spolier Alert! Look away now if you don’t want to see a brand new fabulous and fun stamp set! Hey, Chick by Stampin’ Up! is one of next year’s Sale-a-bration free stamps. I’ve used it for this week’s fabulous sketches. Yes, it’s time for another Create with Connie & Mary challenge!

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I saw this set at the OnStage Local event in Telford, UK back at the beginning of November and had to have it with my pre-order from the new catalogue. I just had to use it for this sketch. I’ll also be sharing some more new product (available in January) over the course of the next few Create with Connie & Mary Challenges too.

Hey, Chick by Stampin' Up! Tracy May #CCMC435

 

I teamed the chick up with the new Stitched Shapes Framelits, which have been so popular they sold out of the first batch very quickly. Don’t worry more are on the way and are due in the warehouse in Germany sometime next week!

I thought the Soft Sky card front looked a little plain after I stuck on the squares I cut out using the Stitched Shapes framelits so I got the sewing machine out and stitched the card front on to the card base. Don’t look too closely at the bottom right – I went a little askew with my sewing! LoL!

Well I do hope you’ve enjoyed my little sneak peek. Please do pop over and see what the fabulously talented team have come up with for you this week over at Create with Connie & Mary!

 

 

 

Birthday Blooms Stampin’ Up! Envelope Punch Board Gift Box

Birthday Blooms Stampin’ Up! Envelope Punch Board Gift Box

New Stampin' Up! Catalogue and Sale-a-bration

I’m back today with a project that was inspired by Pootles aka Sam Donald. She had posted a very pretty pink gift box (which you can see here) using Birthday Blooms to decorate it. I decided to use the Stampin’ Up! Envelope Punch Board to make my box. It’s really quick and easy and I will have a video for you next week with a different stamp set and colour scheme and all the measurements etc. The box is specifically sized for a box of Rose and Violet flavoured chocolates, that I was sending to a lovely friend of mine.

Stampin' Up! Envelope Punch Board Birthday Blooms Tracy May UK Demonstrator

The gift box is made out of the Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack. I used the silvery polka dot print. Then layered a piece of Smoky Slate Card stock over what would have been the back, if it were an envelope.

Stampin' Up! Envelope Punch Board Birthday Blooms Tracy May UK Demonstrator

The flower from Birthday Blooms is stamped in Smoky Slate onto Shimmery White Card stock. I added the strips of Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper – which is gorgeous – and stamped some pink flowers to add a touch of colour.

What do you think? I love it, but then I would, wouldn’t I? Lol! But more importantly my friend loved it too!

One of the best things for me about being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, is the people you meet. I would not have met my lovely friend, if it weren’t for Stampin’ Up! I am part of a team of wonderful, warm, friendly and fun people.

As well as the face-to-face-occasions for get togethers meeting up in the virtual world is so easy in today’s technology and I love that I can interact with people in different countries both in Europe and often over the other side of the world to me.

If this sounds like something you would like to be a part of, and you are interested in signing up as a Demonstrator, I would love to welcome you to my growing team!

You can become a demonstrator for just 129 €/£99 and choose a whopping 220 € / £160 worth of product for your Starter Kit. Plus, the kit ships for free!

New Stampin' Up! Catalogue and Sale-a-bration

Just to show you how great that is really, the standard joining deal is 129 €/£99 and and you can choose 45 €/£30 more of FREE products. With Sale-a-bration you can choose an extra 45 €/£30 on top of that!

If you already know the details and just want to sign up simply click here!

If you’re not sure and would like to chat it through, then feel free to contact me – tracyj.may71@gmail.com or + 44(0)7788746908. I can welcome team members from the UK of course, but also from Austria, France, Germany and the Netherlands, which is fantastic!

Oops, with all the excitement about the Joining offer, I almost forgot to post this week’s deals:

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If you would like any of the products used and are happy to shop with me, simply click on the table below and you will be taken to my online shop, don’t forget to enter the code shown below and on the side bar for your free gift. Thanks for your support!

Let me know if you need a copy of the Spring/Summer Catalogue and Sale-a-bration brochure and I will send you one (UK, NL, DE, FR, AT only I’m afraid)

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The Sky Is the Limit from Stampin’ Up!

The Sky Is the Limit from Stampin’ Up!

New Stampin' Up! Catalogue and Sale-a-bration

I made today’s project using Sky is the Limit from Stampin’ Up! and teamed it up with the fabulous new Sunburst Thinlits Die from the Spring/Summer 2016 Catalogue. It’s one of the stamp sets on offer during Sale-a-bration, but only until 15th February, when it will be replaced by something new – woohoo!

Sky Is the Limit from Stampin' Up! Tracy May Sunburst Thinlits Sale-a-bration

It’s a really fun card and I’m toying with giving it to my husband as a Valentine’s card – tongue in cheek, as he doesn’t DO Valentine’s! I can see his eyes rolling now as he opens it! Lol!! 🙂

Sky Is the Limit from Stampin' Up! Tracy May Sunburst Thinlits Sale-a-bration

I love the fact that in a few short weeks, there will be some new exciting products to earn with every £45 spent. But then I love Sale-a-bration in general. It is such a fantastic sales promotion. I think the best part of the promotion is the joining offer! There’s no better time to sign up to be a demonstrator than now! Why? Well here’s why…

New Stampin' Up! Catalogue and Sale-a-bration

Yes you read the right!  You can become a demonstrator for just 129 €/£99 and choose a whopping 220 € / £160 worth of product for your Starter Kit. Plus, the kit ships for free!

Just to show you how great that is really, the standard joining deal is 129 €/£99 and and you can choose 45 €/£30 more of FREE products. With Sale-a-bration you can choose an extra 45 €/£30 on top of that!

If you already know the details and just want to sign up simply click here!

If you’re not sure and would like to chat it through, then feel free to contact me – tracyj.may71@gmail.com or + 44(0)7788746908. I can welcome team members from the UK of course, but also from Austria, France, Germany and the Netherlands, which is fantastic!

If you would like any of the products used and are happy to shop with me, simply click on the table below and you will be taken to my online shop, don’t forget to enter the code shown below and on the side bar for your free gift. Thanks for your support!

Let me know if you need a copy of the Spring/Summer Catalogue and Sale-a-bration brochure and I will send you one (UK, NL, DE, FR, AT only I’m afraid)

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What I Love – Sale-a-bration

What I Love – Sale-a-bration

So what do I love? I love What I Love – Sale-abration FREE stamp set! In fact ALL the FREE products you can choose from during the Sale-a-bration promotion are fantastic! I cracked open What I Love as soon as I saw the colour challenge from Global Design Project (#GDP017) this week.

Global Design Project 017
Errrr not really my kind of colour combination, however, it’s always good to challenge oneself. Anyway flowers immediately sprang to mind when I saw it and so flowers is what you got!

What I Love - Sale-a-bration
What I Love is actually a beautiful two-step (or even three-step) stamp set featuring the gorgeous flower above and some different leaf stamps with a few sentiments thrown in for good measure. Not bad for a freebie is it? Not bad? It is brilliant in my humble opinion! Lol!

Anyhooos as I said I am entering this into Global Design Project #GDP017 this week. Why don’t you play along too – it’s great fun!

Just a reminder of the fantastic “Shop” offer as part of Sale-a-bration!

For every 60 €/£45 you spend (before tax and shipping), you get a FREE Sale-A-Bration product. You can choose product from any of the current catalogues it doesn’t have to be from the new Stampin’ Up! Catalogue Spring/Summer 2016. Mix and match from the new and the annual – whatever you like!

Take a look at the gorgeous FREE product you can choose from:

The brochure is available in EnglishFrench and German

And don’t forget about the Weekly Deals – they will count towards your sales total too!

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If you would like any of the products used and are happy to shop with me, simply click on the table below and you will be taken to my online shop, don’t forget to enter the code shown below and on the side bar for your free gift (from me not part of SAB, and only if your order is under £150). Thanks for your support!

Let me know if you aren’t on my catalogue mailing list but would like to be (I can only post to UK, NL, DE, FR, AT I’m afraid).

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New Stampin’ Up! Catalogue for Spring/Summer 2016

New Stampin’ Up! Catalogue and Sale-a-bration are here!


Yay, it’s finally here!! After all those sneak peeks, it’s time to get your hands on tonnes of lovely new products! The new Stampin’ Up! Catalogue Spring/Summer 2016 is live from today! 

Stampin' Up! Spring/Summer 2016 Catalogue

Here are the links to the new catalogue pdf which is available in EnglishFrench and German.

I’m also very excited to announce the start of the best promotion of the Stampin’ Up! year!

Stampin' Up! Spring/Summer 2016 Catalogue

Sale-a-bration, or SAB, runs from now until 31st March 2016 and offers fantastic incentives, whether you are looking to buy, host a party or join as a demonstrator, now is such a good time!

Thank you Stampin’ Up!

Stampin' Up! Sale-a-bration Flowering Fields Wildflower Fields DSP Tracy May

Thank you card made using Sale-a-bration FREE product Flowering Fields stamp set and Wildflower Fields Designer Series Paper

Join

Stampin' Up! Spring/Summer 2016 Catalogue - SAB

If you already know the details and just want to sign up simply click here!

It’s the best time of year to join Stampin’ Up! During Sale-A-Bration, you can become a demonstrator for just 129 €/£99 and choose a whopping 220 € / £160 worth of product for your Starter Kit. Plus, the kit ships for free!

Just to show you how great that is really, the standard joining deal is 129 €/£99 and and you can choose 45 €/£30 more of FREE products. With Sale-a-bration you can choose an extra 45 €/£30 on top of that!

Stampin' Up! Spring/Summer 2016 Catalogue - SAB Joining deal

If you would like more information before you sign up either contact me directly for a no pressure chat through (link on side bar) or read through the information here!

Shop

If you just want to shop don’t worry you get a great deal too!

For every 60 €/£45 you spend (before tax and shipping), you get a FREE Sale-A-Bration product. You can choose product from any of the current catalogues it doesn’t have to be from the new Stampin’ Up! Catalogue Spring/Summer 2016. Mix and match from the new and the annual – whatever you like!

Take a look at the gorgeous FREE product you can choose from:

The brochure is available in English, French and German.

Stampin' Up! Spring/Summer 2016 Catalogue - SAB Brochure

Note: Pages 4–15 of the Sale-A-Bration brochure show products available throughout the entire Sale-A-Bration sales period (5 January–31 March 2016); Pages 16–19 show limited-time products available only until 15 February.* Watch for another batch of limited-time products coming 16 February!
*Based on inventory, availability may be temporarily extended.

Host a party

Need another excuse to get together with friends? Just host a qualifying party with at least 275 €/£200 in sales during Sale-A-Bration and you’ll earn 27 €/£20 more Stampin’ Rewards! You can even apply your Stampin’ Rewards toward a Starter Kit and become a demonstrator yourself!

Stampin' Up! Spring/Summer 2016 Catalogue -SAB Host rewards

So there it is! Go forth and shop, join, have a party! Most of all have fun!

New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions with Stampin’ Up! Number of Years and Flowering Fields Sale-a-Bration free gift.

With Christmas over and the New Year fast approaching, I’m thinking about New Year’s Resolutions. I usually don’t make any, as I never stick to them, but I think it’s about time I made a few and really stick to them next year.

I’ve prettied up a plain Kraft Midori Journal, which I’m going to use to write down the resolutions in and any other random ideas for my business, card designs etc I get along the way.

New Year's Resolutions featuring Stampin' Up! Number of Years and Flowering Fields Tracy May

I first saw these two brand new sets, Number of Years and Flowering Fields, at OnStage Live in Brussels in November, and knew instantly they were both on my wish list. Number of Years is a fantastic set, with numbers and sentiments, and it has coordinating framelits too!

I saw a card featuring Flowering Fields coloured this way, at OnStage designed by Stampin’ Up! artists, and decided to CASE it for my journal cover. Flowering Fields is one of the free Sale-a-bration gifts you can choose from. I will be posting more details on SAB as we call it next Tuesday (5th January) when the new catalogue launches and the Sale-a-bration promotion starts!

In the meantime, if you would like any of the other products used and are happy to shop with me, simply click on the table below and you will be taken to my online shop, don’t forget to enter the code shown below and on the side bar for your free gift. Thanks for your support!

Let me know if you aren’t on my catalogue mailing list but would like to be (UK, NL, DE, FR, AT only I’m afraid).

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