Stampin’ Up! spring summer blog hop

Hello, welcome to the Crafty Inklings blog hop, we are a fun team and all have a love of crafting.  If you are a mid hop, you have just come from Rebecca, after me is Cheryl and I have put the full list of hoppers at the bottom of my post.

We are showcasing products from the spring/summer catalogue which has a few months left to run, and we don’t know yet what is carrying over to the new annual catalogue that is released in June!

The spring summer catalogue had lots of things that I like and one of them is the lift me up stamp set which, if you don’t like cutting out, has coordinating framelits. This card is using the small balloon in the stamp set which I’ve stamped using the watermelon wonder ink (get this quick as it is a 2015-2017 in-colour and will retire this year).  I’ve created the hole using the circle from the stitched framelits die set and suspended the balloon using some of the silver thread.  You can spin the balloon round for some added fun!  The papers are from the cupcakes and carousels paper stack.

There are so many favourites that it was hard to choose what to show you, but these are a must.  The window shopping stamp set and coordinating dies make adorable boxes and cards.  If you love making boxes, the framelits are a must have in your supplies.  The topper die is great for using on cards and putting some glimmer paper behind.  I couldn’t find my blushing bride glimmer paper – I think I used it all making some wedding invitations! – so what you see is the darker shade which was a freebie during sale-a-bration

That’s all from me, here is the list of the Crafty Inklings who are hopping and your next visit is to Cheryl.  Do say hello in the comments of my blog before you leave and I hope you have been inspired. (If you are so inspired that you put in an order, don’t forget to use the hostess code!  Don’t forget to enter the giveaway – scroll down.).

Michelle
Sandra
Sue
Jacqui
Rebecca
Me – you are here
Cheryl
Tanya
Barbara

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May the Crafting Mojo be with you! 

You can purchase Stampin’ Up! products online through my shop link at the top of the page, or here.  If you want to find out about being a demo and save on your own purchases, check my FAQS I cover the UK, Netherlands, France, Germany and Austria for shopping, you can join me as well if you are any of these countries.  Don’t forget to join my newsletter (here if you are on Facebook) for updates and for info on the new catalogue!  If you are wanting to spread the cost and get some hostess rewards, I have some spaces available in a ‘spread the cost’ group that starts next month.

Here is the product list for you:

Product List

Lift Me Up Clear-Mount Stamp Set

£19.00

Up & Away Thinlits Dies

£27.00

Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Series Paper Stack

£9.00

Watermelon Wonder Classic Stampin' Pad

£6.00

Watermelon Wonder Classic Stampin' Ink Refill

£3.00

Old Olive A4 Card Stock

£7.25

Crumb Cake Note Cards & Envelopes

£5.50

Whisper White A4 Card Stock

£8.25

Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies

£27.00

Silver Metallic Thread

£2.75

Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad

£6.50

Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Ink Refill

£5.00

Window Box Thinlits Dies

£34.00

Window Shopping Clear-Mount Stamp Set

£16.00

Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper

£4.50

 Giveaway!

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It’s nearly over! Get your FREEbies before it’s too late!

That’s right, it is coming to the end of Sale-a-bration and there is not much time left to place your order and get some of the FREE products.  Stampin’ Up! have also given us yet more and we have some extra choices up for grabs.  Remember, for every £45/€60 you spend, you choose a FREE GIFT.

Check out the choices, here and here. And for the extras…

Having moved in to our new home and then having some surgery the week after, I am getting back into the swing of things.  I’ve been sorting out the craft space and getting it how I want it, some minor tweaks and also some clearing out of ‘stuff’ and it is coming together.  My foraging into the Sale-a-bration has got me some new sets to play with and I have played with some and I do love the hey, chick set.

 

Hope you have a fab weekend.  I have some things to get on with – a couple of cards for commissions and getting ready for a blog hop (watch this space!).  If you are wanting to spread the cost and get some hostess rewards, I have some spaces available in a ‘spread the cost’ group that starts next month.

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May the Crafting Mojo be with you! 

You can purchase Stampin’ Up! products online through my shop link at the top of the page, or here.  If you want to find out about being a demo, check my FAQS I cover the UK, Netherlands, France, Germany and Austria for shopping, you can join me as well if you are any of these countries.

Stampin’ Up! Kits for You

Are you new to crafting?  Do you want to have some projects that you can put together quickly?  Check the kits section to find one just right for you.  We have kits that all you need is some glue, our two current kits that are all inclusive are the watercolour kit and the oh happy day kit.  You get instructions and the materials to make a selection of cards, as these are all inclusive you also get a stamp set and ink spots.    We also have project kits, these have the materials and instructions to create your projects, and you can add to these a coordinating stamp set.  You will need adhesive and for the vertical garden a hot glue gun is recommended.  Check them out, you have four project kits to choose from.  Birthday bright, designer tin of cards, perfectly wrapped and vertical garden.

Product List

Oh Happy Day Card Kit

£31.50

Watercolor Wishes Card Kit

£31.50

Birthday Bright Project Kit

£25.25

Designer Tin Of Cards Project Kit

£24.50

Perfectly Wrapped Project Kit

£22.50

Vertical Garden Project Kit

£20.50

Vertical Garden Photopolymer Stamp Set

£19.00

Birthday Bright Photopolymer Stamp Set

£19.00

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May the Crafting Mojo be with you! 

You can purchase Stampin’ Up! products online through my shop link at the top of the page, or here.  If you want to find out about being a demo, check my FAQS
I cover the UK, Netherlands, France, Germany and Austria for shopping, you can join me as well if you are any of these countries.

#ThisIsWhatAFeministLooksLike

Sometimes, you just feel compelled to do something.  This is me feeling compelled!

My lovely friend, aka ‘pretend sister’ (one of 😉 ) is adorable and she and her ‘other’ friend (yes, I say other but she has lots and I am happy to share) have got together for a # campaign. This follows the recent article about Emma Watson, search Google if you have no idea which one, I am sure it will be a big hit.

What does feminism mean?  Don’t we in this day and age strive for equality and want the world to be a fair place between gender.  So come on, get posting your #ThisIsWhatAFeministLooksLike and support the female of the species, challenge gender bias, we are all human you know! (Although I do believe that being the ‘O’Neg of the species, that I have alien blood.  I think it is pretty cool myself, as we are made up of stardust!! You can Google that one too).

Join in.

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Stampin’ Up! cookie cutter punch

It’s not just for Christmas!

I love the versatility of Stampin’ Up! products, have you got the cookie cutter punch?

I know it makes the cutest reindeer, and also bears, gingerbread people and little Eskimos, but, did you know that it makes a cute rabbit?

If you don’t have the balloon punch, use a circle punch.  Most of all have some fun playing along and, like me, get making rabbits (I’ve been punching a load out for some Brownies!).

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May the Crafting Mojo be with you! 

You can purchase Stampin’ Up! products online through my shop link at the top of the page, or here.  If you want to find out about being a demo, check my FAQS
I cover the UK, Netherlands, France, Germany and Austria for shopping, you can join me as well if you are any of these countries.

Stampin’ Up! window shopping

Another of my favourite sets, make your own gift boxes (and other projects, see below!) with this great bundle.

Also, as it’s Sale-a-bration, choose a FREE Sale-a-bration product! Who doesn’t like a freebie! What are you going to choose? The glitter paper is proving popular along with the medallion stamps! Don’t forget, as your order is over £30, use the hostess code over on the right.

Here are some other ideas, you don’t need to use the dies just to make boxes!

Love them, take a look over on Pinterest for more ideas.

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May the Crafting Mojo be with you! 

You can purchase Stampin’ Up! products online through my shop link at the top of the page, or here.  If you want to find out about being a demo, check my FAQS
I cover the UK, Netherlands, France, Germany and Austria for shopping, you can join me as well if you are any of these countries.

#BeTheEnvy Jeunesse launches a new product

It has been such an exciting time, and an impatient wait.  We now have NV, launched in Vegas early February this is a collaboration between celebrity make up artist Yolanda Halston.  Yolanda developed the first and only true aerobrush makeup. Packaged in an ultra-light, aerosol canister, the makeup is sprays directly onto the skin through a revolutionary, internationally patented delivery system.

Aerobrushing is one of the hottest beauty trends of the 21st century and Yolanda has been at the forefront, bringing affordable luxury to the beauty consumer. Cosmetic aficionados and makeup junkies have experienced history in the making and a revelation in beauty.

Since Yolanda introduced the Aerobrush she has been labeled the “Aerobrush Expert” by creating a unique and recognizable makeup category many have tried to emulate. Yolanda started an aerosol revolution that has extended from cosmetics to self tanners. The flagship product being the face spray on foundation, is available initially in the USA and Canada (Canada as four of the foundation colours).

The “NV” line also includes a primer spray on makeup primer and a bronzer. Three key products that all work together to complete a long lasting finished look.  NV is an aerosol makeup line that combines the benefits of minerals and APT200 (a growth factor derived from adipose stem cells that repair, rejuvenate skin cells and even scars) with the application of the airbrush. We call this Beauty with Benefits. The NV line is a makeup mist is oil-free, hydrating and features the largest colour selection in the aerobrush category.

NV is not animal tested.
Aerobrush makeup lines do not contain ozone-depleting chemicals.

Yolanda’s love for fashion and a passion for beauty products have seen her carve out a career as a professional makeup artist, and define the new category of “aerobrushing” within the beauty industry. With over 20 years of beauty experience, Yolanda’s portfolio of work includes editorial shoots, celebrity session work and working on the sets of shows or with characters on location for film.  Her experience as a makeup artist helped her develop a vast knowledge of the skin, what does and doesn’t work and the limitations that makeup products on the market have. This information led to Yolanda developing a prestige line of patented aerobrush makeup.

Immediately gaining a cult following, A-List celebrities such as Gwen Stefani and Demi Moore and world renowned industry makeup artists Pat McGrath and Carmindy all became fans of the line. All who tried and experienced the products quickly became addicted to the performance, results and unique application method.

Known as a makeup artist who specializes in gorgeous, natural-looking skin Yolanda understands what a product needs to do in order to create that stunning look on a magazine cover, or to give a celebrity that flawless complexion on the red carpet. Yolanda’s beauty knowledge and ability to spot trends has also given her the opportunity to speak on Future Trends in Beauty and provide tips and quotes on the beauty looks for upcoming seasons.

 

To order your NV and see the product in action visit https://sarahk.jeunesseglobal.com/en-CA/countries Not sure which colour foundation to buy, we have a handy colour matcher which is based on your current foundation!

Sarah
Jeunesse Global operates in over 88 markets, save money and join (think of it as joining Costco) and buy as a wholesale customer!  Find out more here. No selling required, you can simply make your own purchases.

Stampin’ Up! five years and thank you!

I joined Stampin’ Up! when they first came to the UK and then had a break whilst we dealt with ‘kid’ things as I needed full concentration to do the best for one of our small (now bigger) humans. So, although I have been honoured with a FIVE YEAR thank you from Stampin’ Up!, it has been wayyy longer than I have been a demonstrator.  This was great to get in the post along with a reward from Stampin’ Up! for being with them.  Nothing like some flex points to save up or to spend!  I also got a snazzy little badge to put with my other SU pins.

Another piece of cheerful news landed on my doormat this morning.  I have had a busy year with Stampin’ Up! and they changed their rankings and I got back to Bronze Elite, next step silver.  Another batch of flex points came my way!

Not only is this great for me as this was one of my goals for 2017, but having had the woes of ‘Gilbert the Gall Bladder’ the painful periods of flare ups of the osteoarthritis in my back/hip, 2016 was a bit of a pig to be honest.  For me, I am looking forward to hitting silver and I would extend a personal thank you to those that have been shopping with me over the years.  I know there are lots of demonstrators out there, but to have you come shop at my store means a lot and I am grateful for your custom.

Having recently moved house, my craft supplies and space are in a bit of turmoil.  I am looking forward to getting my little place here in blog land back up to its usual self and sharing projects – got to sort out my craft table!!

If you are looking to purchase some supplies and want to get some free product one month, I have a new hostess group getting ready to start in March. Find out more about it here.  If you don’t want the commitment and simply want to place the occasional order, join the hostess code club!  Details on how this works is here.  Hostess code users this month will be getting a 6×6 DSP pad in the post in the next couple of weeks!

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May the Crafting Mojo be with you! 

You can purchase Stampin’ Up! products online through my shop link at the top of the page, or here.  If you want to find out about being a demo, check my FAQS
I cover the UK, Netherlands, France, Germany and Austria for shopping, you can join me as well if you are any of these countries.