Saturday, October 31, 2009

Christmas extravaganza promotion

Buy a gift & get a gift free






This special offer from Stampin' Up is brilliant
Just spend £45 on products from the current catalogue & receive one of the tag punches for free OR spend £90 & get another of the tag punches free.




Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Join my Stampin' Up team & grab a bargain.


Become a Demonstrator and Get 10% Off the Starter Kit!

In conjunction with our participation in the Hobbycrafts show, we are offering new demonstrators 10 percent off the cost of the Starter Kit from 22 October-13 November! That’s over £240 worth of stamping and business supplies for only £125--10 percent off the regular price of £139.
The Starter Kit contains

  • Four complete stamp sets
  • Stampin’ Around jumbo wheel, ink cartridge, and handle
  • Ribbon
  • Card stock
  • Love Notes and envelopes
  • Five Classic Stampin’ Pads
  • Stampin’ Pastels
  • Craft & Rubber Scissors
  • Stampin’ Scrub and Mist
  • VersaMark Pad
  • Blender pens
  • Adhesives
  • Business supplies

To join the Stampin’ Up! family today, contact your demonstrator. But you must act fast because this is a limited-time offer!
Just contact my at

lovellsinnorfolk@hotmail.co.uk

01603 462057




As an added bonus I will also add a free stamp set of your choice to the value of £25
{ this additional bonus is added by me & is in addition to the above special offer}



Monday, October 26, 2009

A little bit of scrapping

Life is funny, a couple of weeks ago I went on a scrapbooking retreat & did two Annie Hafermann projects & I was completely enthused and felt so creative, during the following week I finished the 4 projects that I started during the retreat & since then we have had so much going on family wise that I haven't managed to sit & complete anything.


Well on sunday afternoon, fortified by a plate of reese's pieces cookies I managed to complete a couple of scrapbook layouts, I am not enthused with any of them & feel totally at a loss as to where to start with my scrapbooking again, i have had the magazines out, cruised my favourite blogs & nothing seems to jump out at me..........I really dont like this feeling of being in a scrapbooking no mans land.




Sunday is baking day at our house

Sunday is baking day in our house, paul makes us treats it used to be muffins, now we have moved onto cookies after being loaned an american cookie book.
Our current favourites are white chocolate chip cookies & peanut butter cookies, this is not helping me with my wish to loose weight, but the smell of the cookies baking totally seduces me.



Peanut Butter & Reese's pieces cookies

In a medium bowl add and combine with a fork or wire whisk
350g Plain flour
2 teaspoons Bicarbonate of soda
1 teaspoon Bakng powder
200g Soft demerara sugar
225g Dark brown sugar

In a large bowl cream together & blend well
225g Soft butter
250g Smooth peanut butter
2 Large eggs
1 teaspoon Vanilla essence

Gradually fold dry ingredients into butter mixture. Because the cookie dough is very stiff we find it easier to use a wooden spoon. Mix just long enough to combine all of the ingredients, dont over mix.
Add 1 small bag of reese's pieces
Using a tablespoon drop the cookie dough onto a baking sheet covered with a silicon non stick mat & flatten the dough with a fork.

bake in a pre heated oven Gas 5 / 190c / 375f

Bake for 8 - 10 minutes until golden brown. When cooked move to a wire cooling rack.


Sunday, October 25, 2009

Learning curve

Technology is not my forte so for the past few weeks............no make that months I have been struggling to get the hang of Photoshop, I now have photoshop elements and it is so cool, I wouldn't go as far as too say that I have mastered it, but I am getting the hang of it & am very pleased with the results, I have even managed to load brushes, use brushes & add text.



I am pleased with the 4 pictures I have manage
d so far.







Saturday, October 24, 2009

stampin' Up Christmas extravaganza

Stampin' Up have a very special promotion starting on 1st November & it lasts all of the way through until 29th December.
You will love it

So make a note in your diary to check back on 1st of November or book a party with me to benefit from this promotion.




Friday, October 23, 2009

Paul has been busy

Paul has been busy this morning making up some bracelets





I am loving the bungee style bracelets with the cane slices.

When your wearing hese bracelets they jingle beautifully & are so tactile.


Thursday, October 22, 2009

A few days away


Well we did manage a few days away despite everything & before we came home prematurely today we went down to the beach so I could try out Dan's lens & take a few pictures.


The tide was coming in & the sea was spectacular







Abi looks so deep in thought



Paul was caught unawares




Family time
Hopton October 2009

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Retreat project 3 ~ finished


This is one of my favourite projects from the retreat & it was taught by the lovely Annie who was such a wonderful teacher & so inspiring.


If you ever get a chance to attend a workshop that annie is teaching then it is a must as she is inspiring & witty.

I love this interactive layout & to be truthful is my first double spread layout.

I love the retro kitchen papers that are in vogue at the moment & this layout uses them so well, the tree little photo books are really cool & I had never thought to cut my page protector so you can open the pages of the flip books ~ A top tip from Annie.

Flipped One


Flipped Two


Flipped Three

One of my favourite parts of this project "summer 2009" was reviewing & choosing the pictures It made me realise what a lot of fun we had dring the summer & how much we had managed to cram in with our family & friends. I sat at my laptop annotating the three mini books & printed them out that way I could get as much information in a small space whilst leaving loads of space for pictures.


Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Weekend retreat ~ project 2 finished

Well better late than never
Here is the second project from the YTOC retreat that I enjoyed so much at Newmarket a couple of weeks ago.
One of the things that I loved at the retreat was the attention to detail, here is our water bottle that was on the table when we arrived.




This project is one that I have managed to finish, with everything that is happening at home at the moment, finishing that project is quite an achievement.



My collection to fill the double sided crate



Post it note holder made with beer mats


Card 1

Card 2

Card 3
The project was taught by Suezie Howard


Monday, October 19, 2009

Join the Stampin' Up family

Are you interested in joining the Stampin' Up! family and becoming part of my team?
Do you love the SU products?
Then why not become an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and share the journey with me!!!

I currently have an additional special offer on top of the package from Stampin' Up Join my team & I will give you a free Stamp set to the value of £25 or punches to the value of £25 and to start your sample boards off i will send you 10 full handmade cards.


You don't have to do workshops, you can merely join to satisfy your cravings and enjoy products for a discounted price.

The Starter Kit costs £139 and contains £240 worth of products to get you started with your Stampin Up business.

Please mail me on lovellsinnorfolk@hotmail.co.uk for more details
Remember that with the new catalogue just out now is an excellent time to join the Stampin' Up family.


Sunday, October 18, 2009

Stampers 10 project from cancelled workshop




Many thanks to everyone who sent kind wishes when I had to cancel my Stampers 10 workshop.
My Mum had been taken into hospital & she had been there for 4 days before anyone contacted me, Paul & I went down to see her as she was having major surgery.
She is now on the mend and although she will need help for the next 6 - 8 weeks she is making good progress.

So thank you everyone for your understanding.

Christmas lists books



Inside the books covers are mini envelopes for receipts & vouchers

I have used the Stampin' Up tab punch to make sections in the book
Cards
presents
Food shopping
Meals
I am sure there are many more sections that could be added & also the book could be used & altered for a number of different occasions.


The project is a Christmas list book as featured in a previous post
In two different colourways
All of the stamps, papers & inks are from Stampin' Up & can be purchased through me.