Friday 10 August 2012

Stampin' Up - your way

It was two and a bit years ago that I joined Stampin' Up and I can quite honestly say that I enjoy it more than ever. Sharing a passion for stamping is a dream job especially when you add this to the equation:

• A starter kit for just £99 - and you get to choose what's in it!
• The pleasure of using top quality products
• Working from home at whatever times suit you
• Holidays when you choose to take them
• 20% instant income from all orders, including your own, plus other earning opportunities
• A brilliant support network plus a dedicated demonstrator support line
• A comprehensive, easy-to use website for orders, news, training etc
• The option to attend demonstrator-only events
• The opportunity to earn free products
• The chance to earn all expenses paid holidays for two

... and that's just off the top of my head! If you think being a Stampin' Up demonstrator might fit into your life, why not give me a call on 01280 820593 or send me an email? I won't pressurise you to join but I can give you all the information you need to make up your mind, in your own time, about whether it's right for you.

One of the stamp sets I chose in my starter kit was Sincere Salutations and I'm still reaching for it regularly! Come and see my most recent creation using it:

The card happened when I made a scored card base for something else, then didn't use it. It was lying on my desk when I took my Mocha Morning papers out and I liked the way this one looked inside the frame.

I love the way you can add interest to these sentiments using markers before stamping - and all eight of them fit beautifully into the labels from the Four Frames stamp set.

This card incorporates some of my favourite design features: a scored frame, a ribbon tailed banner, these gorgeous flowers made with one of the Itty Bitty punches and the incredibly useful Little Leaves die.

Here's what you'll need to make today's card
Stamps: Sincere Salutations, Four Frames
Ink: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake (for sponging edges of DP and card stock)
Card stock: Crumb Cake, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Early Espresso
Other: Markers, Early Espresso brads, Itty Bitty punch pack, square punch, Little Leaves Sizzlits die, Simply Scored, Mocha Morning designer paper, stamp-a-majig

I'd be delighted to order any of these items for you and can have them delivered to your address in the UK. I'm committed to providing excellent customer service and am always happy to offer help and advice. To place your order, just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593. If you are placing an order of £60 or more, you will receive a free Reason to Smile stamp set in your choice of wood or clear mount. The set is also available to buy for £18.95 wood mount or £14.95 clear mount.

I've not had any time to watch the olympics but, if I can stay awake, I do like to catch up on the day's action with Gabby Logan in the evenings. I was so delighted to see that Beth Tweddle won a medal as she retires from gymnastics and much amused that when reporters asked her father what he'd been going through this past week he replied that he'd been laying a patio! What a lovely down-to-earth man!

Have a wonderful weekend and I'll see you next week.



  1. Hi vicky
    Another stunner... Gorgeous paper.... And flowers are so sweet......
    Hugs Sylvie xxxx

  2. Hi V! This gorgeous card has gone into my faves for when I open my boxes!! I MIGHT have crawled into bed at 1.00 am this morning (Sh! don't tell DH) after being mesmerised by the 2 hour swimming marathon(!!) )and 10 metre platform diving (Aussie 16 yr old won a silver!) Lol!

  3. Gorgeous card! Everything coordinates so beautifully, Vicky. The paper, labels and your tiny flowers are all so pretty x

  4. Another beautiful card Vicky. The papers looks stunning in the scored frame!
    Hugs, Victoria ~x~

  5. Gorgeous card Vicky, love all of the scoring and great to see you still getting pleasure from one of your first stamp sets.

    Happy Friday xx

  6. Brilliant card Vicky - I love it.
    Having a brilliant time weather perfect. Home shortly.

  7. Fantastic card Vicky - yet another stunner from you. Hugs, Di xx

  8. Yes, this one's a stunner Vicky. Fabulous design and that little pop of pumpkin - perfect! xx

  9. Pretty card Vicky low the backing papers


  10. This is just beautiful Vicky, those bitty flowers are so pretty in these warm colours.

  11. What a beautiful card. I didn't realise it was paper at first, it looks like white ink, I love everything on here.

  12. That one utterly gorgeous card Vicky. And THANK YOU for showing the Itty Bitty flowers punch used that way . . . I keep using one layer of it . . . but I love it as you've shown it!

    Sarn xxx

  13. Love the frame you've created Vicky. The flowers are gorgeous. x

  14. Awesome design work. The card is beautiful. When I was a SU demo I enjoyed it too. Great company. Those Olympic athletes are wonderful to watch.

  15. Love it, love it, love it! Every card you do Vicky I want all the bits to make it:) The paper is fab against that card and I've not seen those sentiments although I've got the label stamps and punch! Love the layout. Have a lovely weekend in this gorgeous weather, we are off to the races tonight to see Tom Jones and Portsmouth tomorrow for my sons birthday and more Charlie cuddles:)
    Val x

  16. Gorgeous! Elegant backdrop to the gorgeous sentiment. And the pop of color in the flowers is a perfect touch!

  17. Beth is one of the most down to earth Team GB personalities - a real super star without any of the usual airs & graces! Gorgeous card love those yummy orange flowers hugs Karen x

  18. Stop taunting me with your scoring woman it's just not fair I cant do it !!!! Come to Greece and save me . Fantastic card and once again you have made fantastic use of all of your supplies


  19. Hi Vicky beautiful card again! i love it. Sincere salutation stamp set that's one in my wishlist too. Thank you so much for the information about stampin'up coming to holland i''ve already contacted stampin'up holland.I'm so excited!

  20. Hello there Vicky, Another absolutely fab card, super colours and design! Have a lovely weekend, Gay xxx

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  22. Very elegent und just beautiful. Great work!
    Greetings from Germany,

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