It's always a great time to join Stampin' Up! and if you'd like to know some of the advantages of being a SU! demonstrator please check out "Join My Team" page which is at the top of the blog. But it's an even better time to join when there's a promotion going on.
Stampin' Up! are giving new demonstrators this month the card stock already pre-cut, with instructions and an extra 2 stamp sets (So Much Love and Queen Anne's Lace) plus a pack of basic rhinestones so you're good to go for your first event.
If you have any questions I'd love to hear from you.
For every $110 we spend in July we earn an $11 voucher to spend in August (4-31 August) which is when the new Holiday Catalogue launches. So if there's something you have been thinking about buying from the new catalogue this would be a great time to buy it so you'll get a discount on your Christmas stamps. Click HERE to go shopping :)
✿ Karen ✿
... from blog to blog, here is a whole pile of fabulous cards sent to me from fellow SU! demonstrators.
It's hard to believe its been 3 weeks since the new annual catalogue went live but I thought for my Friday post I'd share the beautiful & fabulous cards I received as part of 2 demonstrator swaps one with my big stampin' family The Creative Inkers & the other swap was an even bigger swap with fellow demonstrators from New Zealand, some of them I've managed to swap with twice. Swap rules are normally pretty simple we have to use only SU! current products & this time use "something new". We all had problems because of the postal delays receiving our pre-orders & then even sending them to the person co-ordinating the swap, each group consisted of 10 demos.
I shared my swaps about a month ago & I used the new in-colour Just Jade & the Forever Greenery suite & you can see my swaps HERE and HERE.
So I have received back 18 swaps to share I'm going to link the demo's name to their blog or e-mail if they have provided it with their swap recipe plus highlight something on the card that took my fancy. I'm going to just post the cards in the order they came out of the bags & got photographed.
The first swap is from "Paula" no other info I'm guessing its Paula Reid as she likes yellow but there is more than 1 Paula that is a demo, so not a good start to linking back. I have to say that we both had the same idea for our swaps as one of my swaps was a little bit like this but I love how bright & cheery her card is using the Celebrate Sunflowers stamp & Flowers for Every Season DSP.
The next swap is from Jackie Nobleand she's used the Forever Fern stamp set & spoilt us with a wee bit of gold from the Forever Gold laser cut DSP.
Now the next card from Sarah Roche makes me smile & I'm now thinking I might actually like the new in-colour Magenta Madness, everything just pops what a fabulous colour combo of Magenta Madness, Poppy Parade, Granny Apple Green & Bermuda Bay. Sarah's also used the Field of Flowers stamp set & the new Lovely Labels pick a punch .
With the following card Gail Ruddle shows Forever Fern doesn't have to be just greens, loving it in Highland Heather!!
The next card is from Donna Headand she's used the Lovely You stamp set & she's actually sewn around the edge of my card beautifully. I am wildly grateful to have received this card, thank you Gail what a work of art.
Now a fabulous card from Karen Hadler which I just adore as she's done a watercolour wash for the background. I love how vibrant her Forever Fern stamped images are they really do pop, she's used Pear Pizzazz, Garden Green & Pretty Peacock inks.
The next card by Tash Martin is using the scrappy strip technique with World of Good DSP which is so opulent in real life with some of the papers being suede like & gorgeous gold foiling. What a fab masculine card.
Next Laurie Wilson is also using Flowers for every Season DSP strips but has weaved them to make a card that also pops off the base, loving the wee pop of Magenta Madness in the wee flower as well.
The next card is by Karin Gallagher and she has used Silhouette Scenes stamp set, the new Old World Paper embossing folder & World of Good DSP. The Magenta Madness mat highlights all the neutral papers & what a fab sentiment.
The next card by Clare Ellison shows you don't even need stamps to create a quick & easy card using the Flowers for every Season Memories & More cards & envelopes but the copper foil mat really makes it all pop & look so much more luxurious.
Emma Shewan has also used the Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set, matching die and Flowers for Every Season DSP. Loving the embossed sentiment cutting it all out has really highlighted the sentiment.
Bernice Collins has used the Flowers for Every Seasons Memories & More cardpack & a lot of Wink of Stella so its very sparkly in real life.
Kristine McNickle has also used strips of Forever Greenery DSP with the Forever Greenery DSP & has created a gold foil embellishment with the matching dies to provide some bling..
Rosie Dunn has highlighted the new in-colour Misty Moonlight & the Tasteful Touches stamp set plus In Good Taste DSP. Loving the depth to the card which is in reality an optical illusion as the DSP appears to have texture!
Alicia Yap has also used the feather from Tasteful Touches stamp set. I'm liking the little wooden "X's" from the In Good Taste elements on the card as well.
I have to say the next card is one of my fav's received. I personally really like the new in-colour Just Jade & the colours Megan Teare has used with it really highlight how opulent Just Jade is. The colours are Bermuda Bay, Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry & some champagne foil.
Dana Russell has used vellum & the new in-colour Bumblebee with one of the fabulous border dies to make a really effective thank you card.
Last but not least another card from Tash Martin, I'm liking how effective the Jar of Flowers stamp is without the jar! She's also used Flowers for Every Season DSP & the Lovely Labels pick a punch which is definitely on my wishlist as it has so much versatility.
This is what I think I can say were the recurring favourites from what I received.
Fav stamp set : Forever Ferns
Fav DSP : Flowers for every Season
Fav new in-colour : Just Jade
What are your thoughts, what are your favourites from the new annual Catalogue??
A huge thanks to all the demos that have swapped with me ; so much fabulousness & great ideas.
I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend I'm off to a family christening and catching up with my upline & the Star Stampers team tomorrow for some playing which hopefully I can share next week.