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I have been a Stampin' Up Demonstrator for almost two years now, and when I signed up it was just for the starter kit and discount on products........ I never imagined it would snowball into being a business like it has. I am a new Mummy to my little boy, Isaac, who is almost four months old now. I am spending my maternity leave enjoying watch him grow up, becoming his own little person, and also trying to build my business up. Stampin' Up! have amazing products and I would love to share my crafting passion with as many people as possible. I am always putting through orders, so if you need anything, or just want some information or advise, please do not hesitate to contact me. If you want to try before you buy, then check out my classes and get booked on.

Sunday, 2 October 2011

New Catalogue Blog Hop

Wowsers!  What a day I had yesterday - after weeks of preparations and then two evenings spent setting up the lounge and conservatory, the launch party finally arrived!
I had a fabulous day with lots of lovely ladies popping in the check out the new catalogue and take part in two projects :o)  I hope a fun time was had by all, it was certainly fun for me.

Over the coming days and weeks I will be sharing with you projects from the launch party, plus other crafty creations I made for the event!

But today - it's New Catty Blog Hop time...............  If you arrived here from Maggie's blog, then I hope you loved all she had to share with you.  There are 37 hops on this blog in total.  Hopefully all of the links will be working so you can get round in one big circle, but if you get stuck along the way there is a full list of all participants blogs at the bottom of this entry :o)

This first card was made for a new catty online swap.  I went with the Posy Punch stamp set which is a new hostess set, and simply gorgeous.  I teamed it up with one of the new In Colors called Lucky Limeade, which is just luscious............  and we also have a staring role for the new Lace Ribbon Border Punch.  This punch is brilliant, with so many elements to it.  I went with weaving 1/8" Daffodil Delight Taffeta Ribbon through the centre, the cutouts in the flowers are the perfect size for this ribbon.

I made 10 of these to send out for the swap, and I got some brilliant cards back which look great on my sample boards.

The second new catalogue item to show you isn't a card.  I made these for the Regional Training I attended recently.  They are Mini Post-It Keyrings - perfect for making notes and reminders!
I went with a Christmas theme and used a new stamp set called Tags til Christmas.  All of the stamps in this set work perfectly with a whole range of the Stampin' Up! punches.  They will make your Christmas wrapping so much easier!
This is a picture of the 45 key rings I made - and it didn't take that long, about 4 hours (and I was watching tv and being distracted at the same time!)

Here's a close up!  I just loved this sentiment................
I went with Real Red card stock and ink, and then Old Olive for the Scallop Square punched piece.  Finished off with a book ring and tied with 1/8" Real Red Taffeta Ribbon

My last item to share with you today uses the wonderful and fabulous NEW Designer Fabric that Stampin' Up! have added to this years catalogue.  There are five different packs and each comes with three designs of fabric.  I have used Timeless Portrait which has the colours Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla.  
Having been to a recent team training event I have seen that there are so many things you can do with the fabric which don't even involve picking up a needle and thread, so please, if you are not a sewer, don't be scared of the fabric!

I have used it in my Big Shot with the Fun Flowers Die to cut layers of flowers in the three different designs.  I have then layered them up and stitched them together (though you could hot glue them!), added a Designer Button and a fastening to make a gorgeous brooch.
I made 18 of these for yet another training event (it's a busy time of year!), and they went down really well.  I found it made a nice change to move away from making a card and doing something a bit different.  It inspired me and got me thinking about all sorts of other things I could do with Stampin' Up! products..............  

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I really hope you have enjoyed seeing the things I have been creating with some of the NEW products for 2011-2012.........  If you like what you see then sign up to follow me and you will be notified whenever I post something new.
From here you can head on over to Elizabeth's lovely blog.  She is simply fabulous so will have some wonderful things to wow you :o)

Enjoy the Blog Hop and your sunny Sunday

Julie xxx

1. Lauralou http://airingcupboardstamping.blogspot.com/
2 AlisonP www.craftyalisoninlyon.blogspot.com
3 Glittermum http://www.mygroovystampinup.blogspot.com/
4. Theresa M http://my-next-chapter.blogspot.com/
5. SarahLP http://stampingobsession.com/
6. Sassy Stamper (Elaine) http://www.thesassystampers.blogspot.com/
7. Sarastamper (http://craftingandstamping.com)
8. JJ66 http://jan-crippin.blogspot.com/
9. Evy c http://evyscraftycreations.blogspot.com/
10. DonnaM http://www.head-over-heels-by-dlm.blogspot.com/
11. Scrappydiva http://www.stampin-divas.blogspot.com/
12. Natalie http://www.natalieoshea.co.uk/blog.html
13.Dawn http://www.tartanstamper.blogspot.com/
14. Vicky www.vickylouscorner.blogspot.com
15. Maggie (maggiemae) http://thefineartofstampin.blogspot.com/
16. Julie H (The Crafty Bug) http://www.the-crafty-bug.blogspot.com
17. Elizabeth (Stash Fairy) http://elizabethscraftroom.blogspot.com/
18. Michelle (ShellieStamps) http://michellescraftypaper.typepad.com/
19. Keren. http://www.kerenbaker.wordpress.com
20. Emma (Daisydaye) http://emma-daye.blogspot.com/
21. Rachel (Rachel) http://www.stampingurl.blogspot.co.uk
22. Valerie (valmoody) http://stampingwithval.wordpress
23. Kara (KaraM) http://karascraftycorner.blogspot.com/

24. Sarah (IOW Sarah http://www.stampinsarahiow.blogspot.com/
25. Tracey Rossos http://www.derbyshireducks.blogspot.com/
26. Patricia (Beckscraft) http://stampinbeckscraft.blogspot.com/
27. Sarah-Jane http://cardsandacuppa.blogspot.com/
28. Claire http://stampinupscrapper.blogspot.com/
29. Cupcake http://pinkycardsandcreations.blogspot.com/
30. Kimf http://kimfeecrafter.blogspot.com/
31. carolineskinner http://stampinupandbranchingout.blogspot.com/
32. Emma_H http://www.emma-letsstamp.blogspot.com/
33. Sally - Pink Sky. x http://pinkskysu.blogspot.com/
34. Carolyn http://stampaholix.blogspot.com/
35. Tina http://littlewhitehousecrafts.blogspot.com
36. Hayley (craftydevils) www.mycrafthaven.blogspot.com
37. allyf - http://serendipitypapercuts.blogspot.com


  1. Lovely projects Julie
    Margaret x

  2. Great projects Julie- you have been really busy.x

  3. Beautiful projects - well done.

  4. Beautiful projects Julie - I loved my little swap - you will see it on my display photos somewhere :) The Big Shot flowers are stunning - and I am so glad your launch party was such a success. *hugs*

  5. Absolutely Beautiful projects... I am in love with the Keyrings... great little stocking fillers :) x

  6. gorgeous projects - i love the notebooks do you mind if I case?

    thank you so much for taking part in the blog hop x x

  7. Love all these projects. Looking forward to swapping with you myself sometime :-) Hope I might see you at convention.

    Sara xx

  8. WOW, what wonderful projects. This ia a lovely box and I find your blog to be very inspirational. I love S U. Can I ask you to please consider popping on the Subscribe to Posts by e-mail gadget? This would make it easier for myself and the many others like me [ who have bad memories ] to follow your blog and may even increase sales for you.Please let me know if you add it then I can subscribe and will miss nothing. Many thanks. xx

  9. Good Heavens! You have been busy! I love the ribbon threaded through the doily punch and those keychains are a perfect gift idea! Beautiful brooches! Love that fabric!

  10. All absolutely stunning!! Your swap card is looking wonderful on my display board.. and I just HAVE to make a brooch, it's fabulous!

    Sarah x

  11. Gorgoeus projests you made, I love the flowers tho, they look lush in these colours :-)
    Hugs xx