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Inspiring Inkin' Challenge #11 - An Inspiration Challenge

This fortnight's challenge on the Inspiring Inkin' Challenge blog is an inspiration one. The side twist is to use background stamps or wheel stamps on your card or scrapbook page. I love inspiration challenges as people interpret the pictures in so many different ways. I found this picture on the Internet when I was searching for summer time images - this necklace was called Summertime and it is so gorgeous.



Here's my card inspired mainly by the colours that have been used. I used Cameo Coral, Tempting Turquoise, Pretty in Pink and Certainly Celery, with a splash of silver!



I used one of the new hostess sets that will be available in the new catalogue that goes live next Thursday! Can you believe how quickly the release date has come round?


Don't forget to check out the cards for this challenges made by the rest of the design team. Just leave us a link to your card for us to see what you did too.


Recipe:


Stamps: Whimsy Wheel, Garden Dream, Sincere Salutations


Papers: Cameo C…

New Stampin' Up Catalogue Sneak Peeks

One of the many benefits of being a Stampin' Up demonstrator is that you get to see and order some of the new goodies a little bit before the release of the new catalogue. This year, demonstrators could pre-order some selected stamp sets and accessories and for the first time pre-order some of the hostess sets at Levels 2 and 3. I was so excited about this as I'm never the hostess when a workshop qualifies for a Level 3 stamp set, so this year I could buy one of them.


I ordered a gorgeous Level 3 set called Queue Up which consists of 6 stamps with different objects all in a queue! There are birds:



...and candles:



...and cocktails:



...and mushrooms (I stamped a section of the stamp separately to make 3 different images for this one):



...and prams (again each image was stamped separately, but there are 5 prams on the stamp itself):



and finally teacups. This is such a fantastic set and to get your hands on one your workshop needs to have total sales of £500 or more. Each of the Queue U…

SU Team Training

Yesterday I went down to Fareham for our quarterly team training with Amanda. It's a very long drive down there for me - 3 hours - but it is so worth it! Amanda is a fantastic team leader and I have learned so much from her this past year. My SU anniversary will be October 8th and I cannot believe how quickly this year has gone. My intention was to only sign up to be a hobby demo and get the discount for myself, but I have done a very successful workshop and gained a few customers this year and have thoroughly enjoyed it. If I had the time, I would like to do more but at the minute my day-time job takes up too much of my spare time.


Anyway...back to the training. I arrived late! 30 minutes late to be precise! Anyone who knows me knows I hate being late for anything, but I can only blame the 7 - yes 7! sets of roadworks, including a 15mile diversion for my lateness! We talked business, looked through the new catalogue, talked a bit more, laughed a lot more and then made some wonderf…

Inspiring Inkin' Challenge #10 - A Theme Challenge

I started school again this week and it has really exhausted me! My new class are lovely with some sparky kids which should make for a fun year! But my body is not liking getting up at 6:30 every morning now (and no I don't start work at 9 and finish at 3 as the perception of teachers is! I start about 7:30 and generally leave school about 5 to come home and do more work in the evening!) This now means my crafting is limited to the weekends so I make the most of it while I can. (But it is only 6 weeks til half term already :P)


Anyway onto the card... This fortnight's challenge on Inspiring Inkin' Challenges is to make a children's card for any occasion with a side twist of using animal stamps.


Stampin' Up has this great set called Wild About You which unfortunately they are retiring this year. I am so going to miss it as it is a gorgeous set (and to be honest I'm not over keen yet on its replacement, which you will be able to see on October 1st when the new catal…