Sunday, May 31, 2009

Free stamp from Stampin Up ~ See how


Clicking the picture will open a larger version in a seperate window.


This promotion runs from 1st June until 31st July

You can also qualify for this special offer by holding a virtual party, collect orders from your crafting buddies & submit a combined order of £250 & you wil qualify for a free background stamp worth £14.95 that is a bonus on top of your other hostess benefits.
Contact me for further details



Come & have fun & join my stampers 10 ~ Updated

There are no spaces left on the current stampers 10 we will be starting in July.

Please leave a comment & I will add your name to the list of the next stampers 10.

There are still spaces left on the marker share ~ please contact me for details.


Would you like to join a Stampin' Up! Club?

A stamper’s club is an opportunity for you to build up a comprehensive Stampin Up collection over a period of time(either 6 or 10 months) without breaking the bank and ensuring you still receive the fantastic hostess benefits associated with a qualifying order.

You would commit to a ten month membership, agreeing to spend £15 per month from the catalogue. (That’s £3.75 per week - the price of a magazine!) More is allowed, and if you know that you will want to spend at least £30 per month, then you can take two slots

A qualifying order each month has a minimum value of £150.

For this the hostess is eligible to the following FREE benefits:

One level one hostess stamp set of her choice (these are sets that cannot be bought, they can only be earned with qualifying orders of £150 or more)

At least £15.00 worth of free product to be spent in the catalogue

Free catalogue 2008/9 worth £4.95

Free mini catalogue

Free postage (hostess month only)

Each month a DIFFERENT member gets to be the hostess and collects all the free benefits associated with that month's total.

I will hold the workshop with make & takes at my home & all you have to do as hostess of the month is to provide soft drink & some nibbles.

If you wish to join the stampers 10 and don’t live locally that’s not a problem, you can still qualify for the hostess benefits. You dont even have to attend the group if you dont want too. Distance orders need to made and posted 7 days before the meeting.

To run this club we would need either:

10 members to commit for 10 months with a minimum spend of £15.00 plus P&P.

Or

6 members to commit for 6 months with a minimum spend of £25.00 plus P&P

When does it start?
As soon as I have enough members, the club can start - so if you know anyone who would be interested please tell them. Internet access is not essential for membership.

Each month I will run a challenge on my blog. If you send me a picture of what you make with your kit, then your name will be entered into a draw for free goodies from the catalogue

For further information please contact me at

lovellsinnorfolk@hotmail.co.uk

or

http://lavender-stamper.blogspot.com

Thank you


And finally

I have finally made up my mind, after 18 months of dithering & chosen my DSLR camera, everytime I came close to a decision of what camera to choose someone would say how they loved their Canon, Nikon, Sony etc... so off I would go again and compare their choice to mine.

Well Friday I had finally made up my mind & choses the Sony A200.............& I love it, so I'm off out in a bit to see what I can take pictures of, so i'll be back later with some test shots.
Have a lovely day in the sun.




Thursday, May 28, 2009

Offer ends today

The current special offer that Stampin' Up are running for the £99 demonstrator kit ends on Sunday. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at lovellsinnorfolk@hotmail.co.uk


Become a demonstrator for only £99 with the limited-time Scrapbooking Starter Kit!

Paperwork must be received by Stampin’ Up! by June 1.






Wednesday, May 27, 2009

An appology

I have a huge appology to make to anyone who knows me & has had a recent birthday or has a birthday in the coming months, if you dont get a handmade card it's nothing personal. I have fallen in love with scrapbooking.
I have piles of photos to scrap from the last couple of months & thats without the 1000's on my laptop that i will have access too in the next week or so when I get a new lead for my laptop.


I have been off today so after the housework I have managed to spend some time working on a couple of layouts .

From Corfu last year.


The night before Abi turned 14







Saturday, May 23, 2009

Learning everyday

They say that you learn somethng new everyday, well a while back I learn't the hard way by making a scrapbook page & whilst I was deciding if I liked the layout I used the hairdryer in the same room & blew the layout everywhere.
Todays layout is another 6" x 12" I was working n the layout last night, but I remembered to stick it down before I dried my hair..... I learned the hard way.



Thursday, May 21, 2009

Lisa is............... In love with scrapbooking

I am just loving Scrapbooking, I am snapping away everyday & kicking myself on the days that I forget to take my camera with me & then we have the perfect scrapbook moment or I see something & the perfect title pops into my head.


No prizes for guessing what the journaling strip is recycled from.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Update on shares / Stampers 10

Just a quick update

Mini catalogue paper & ribbon share 1 space left ~ goods in hand I can post the same day as payment clears.

My marker pen share has 3 spaces left.

Stampers 10 has just 4 spaces left.

If you are interested in any of the shares, Stampers 10's or ordering any Stampin' Up products you can e-mail me at lovellsinnorfolk@hotmail.co.uk



ILWS Swap 6 ~ Group 2 cards

I have just been running a card swap over on ILWS
The swap was an open theme & I received some really beautiful cards,
here they are to inspire you.











If you fancy taking part in a 10 card swap using Stampin' Up products just check out the swap section on ILWS.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

I still cant believe my baby is 14 today



Fourteen years ago today I was a very busy lady, I still cannot believe my baby is 14 today, instead of a card I made her this 6 x 6 album celebrating some of the hilights of her year so far. I started it at the crop yesterday & finished it last night.
















My First crop

Yesterday was my first ever crop............................Yes I know 18 years as a card maker & I had never been to a crop. Jane came over & picked me up as I wasn't sure where to go. Off I went with my new bag & trimmer, you know how it is you cant just turn up with a tesco bag, especially as I work in the trade & as an independant Stampin demonstrator. I hadn't a clue what to put in my bag, so I took a bit of everything, I think I forgot just as much as I took & ended up having to borrow essentials like a black pen & glue pen..............Live & learn I will be better prepared next month..........I promise.
The crop was great, I did get a couple of pages made, but picked up some cool ideas as well as spending loads of time chatting.
I started Abi's Birthday book, I decided to make her a 6 x 6 album of some of her highlights of the year so far, I was really pleased with the finished book, but I was up until gone 11 last night finishing it as I had chatted more than I'd cropped.
Thanks Jane for coming to get me & Alison I had a great time & am looking forward to the next crop.


Saturday, May 16, 2009

Stampers 10 ~ still have spaces

There are just 4 spaces left for my stampers 10 group, we hope to start in July.

There are still spaces left on the marker share ~ please contact me for details.


Would you like to join a Stampin' Up! Club?

A stamper’s club is an opportunity for you to build up a comprehensive Stampin Up collection over a period of time(either 6 or 10 months) without breaking the bank and ensuring you still receive the fantastic hostess benefits associated with a qualifying order.

You would commit to a ten month membership, agreeing to spend £15 per month from the catalogue. (That’s £3.75 per week - the price of a magazine!) More is allowed, and if you know that you will want to spend at least £30 per month, then you can take two slots

A qualifying order each month has a minimum value of £150.

For this the hostess is eligible to the following FREE benefits:

One level one hostess stamp set of her choice (these are sets that cannot be bought, they can only be earned with qualifying orders of £150 or more)

At least £15.00 worth of free product to be spent in the catalogue

Free catalogue 2008/9 worth £4.95

Free mini catalogue

Free postage (hostess month only)

Each month a DIFFERENT member gets to be the hostess and collects all the free benefits associated with that month's total.

I will hold the workshop with make & takes at my home & all you have to do as hostess of the month is to provide soft drink & some nibbles.

If you wish to join the stampers 10 and don’t live locally that’s not a problem, you can still qualify for the hostess benefits. You dont even have to attend the group if you dont want too. Distance orders need to made and posted 7 days before the meeting.

To run this club we would need either:

10 members to commit for 10 months with a minimum spend of £15.00 plus P&P.

Or

6 members to commit for 6 months with a minimum spend of £25.00 plus P&P

When does it start?
As soon as I have enough members, the club can start - so if you know anyone who would be interested please tell them. Internet access is not essential for membership.

Each month I will run a challenge on my blog. If you send me a picture of what you make with your kit, then your name will be entered into a draw for free goodies from the catalogue

For further information please contact me at

lovellsinnorfolk@hotmail.co.uk

or

http://lavender-stamper.blogspot.com

Thank you




Thursday, May 14, 2009

Work In Progress

Well the card box is taking shape, it is at the moment still a work in progress, I started the red one & now half way through I decided I fancied making a green one as well, as a result neither are finished yet. I nly have the inserts to finish in the red box & the tabs to make & I will be able to show the completed project.

From this




To this


getting there




The completed projects






***** Top tip *****
If the bottom of the box doesn't lie flat cut an insert & use No more nails to glue it in place. trust me it works a treat.