Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Double Slider card - For those more advanced Stampers

Welcome back Crafters 

As promised I am here today to tell you a bit about the workshop I held on Monday the 27th March 2017. It is was based on a design I saw by Fran Ward
I have made a 9 page Tutorial that I am offering for $5.00. So if you are interested and would like to give this card a whirl and have a PayPal account please look for the PayPal.Me link at the end of my blog.

 I always prep my classes and do a double check the night before...Around 12 months ago I purchased this large guillotine...I put it away when it turned up as I didn't realise HOW large it was and didn't have the room for it...I finally got out again it around 2 months ago to prep for a large class. WOW what a difference this made to prepping time Seriously cut prep my time by well over half!

  My Guillotine

#Doubleslidercard  #Heatembossing #Reverseimage #KOCreationscard #Happybirthday #Funfolds #Workshopclass #Customerappreciation #besttoolever

All set ready to go

#Doubleslidercard  #Heatembossing #Reverseimage #KOCreationscard #Happybirthday #Funfolds #Workshopclass #Customerappreciation #besttoolever

I made Thank you cards for my customers who placed orders and attached them to their order in a nice little bundle. They loved them so much they asked to do them for the next class!! Pretty Cool :)  I will supply different sentiments for those who want something other than a Thank You card.

My next class is  a Make & Take event to be held on the 24th April 2017

Last Months class pictures

#Doubleslidercard  #Heatembossing #Reverseimage #KOCreationscard #Happybirthday #Funfolds #Workshopclass #Customerappreciation #besttoolever


#Doubleslidercard  #Heatembossing #Reverseimage #KOCreationscard #Happybirthday #Funfolds #Workshopclass #Customerappreciation #besttoolever



During the workshops and classes I do normally take pics like the ones above.These above are from last months class...Each lady pictured was present at the workshop for the double slider card workshop though + 4 more.
 I had two new stampers arrive for the advanced workshop, so I had my time filled by aiding two very enthusiastic women, who just wanted to give it a go...I do wish I managed to get a picture of their work...they both did an amazing job. They listened so very well to absolutely every instruction given and also watched how the more advanced ladies worked too.

How I run my Classes

I am sure everyone runs their own workshops and classes a little differently, but I will just give a little run down on what I do for my class attendees and customers.
I hold 1 Make & Take event every month, sometime like Monday I add a workshop in between. This is where we focus on 1 bundle and practice the learn't techniques, for 1 card only.
I always start my workshops and classes with a little chat reminding them all about cleaning stamps and how to use the stamp pads in a correct fashion. Every one who comes treats all of my tools with respect. I have never had any items broken or mistreated, so far and I don't expect too either because of the constant reminding lol :)
I provide each customer with take home catalougues and updates on new products, they are also given a wishlist and a Stampin' Up pen with their catalougues. 
Provided for them every class and workshop is a simple lunch with beverages. I also offer a sample of DSP as a lucky door prize.
I am nearly always running a full class, unless for unknown reasons I have had to change a date...I recommend trying to not make a habit of changing class dates for this reason. Of course some times circumstances do get in the way of this and when this happens most people will understand.

I offer monthly incentives to purchase, but at the same time I don't push that side of it too hard. I always use a Hostess Code and the Hostess Code lasts for 1 month. It is for those who want to purchase Online and they are offered the same incentives as my class attendees. It is closed at the end of class when I place the class order. I always hold my classes as close to the end of the month, for this reason.

Here is a basic list of my incentives. Anyone who place any size order, under $50.00 go into the draw for small non expensive items, such as wink of stella pen or an item that I may have earn't for Free. Those who purchase $50.00 or more go into the draw for a stamp set or bundle (depending on cost of item) If anyone puts a large order in that comes close to the Demo start up price, I always let them know about the savings and other benefits if they join my team and become a hobby demonstrator.
If you are just starting out, I hope that these tips have helped in some small way.

Here is the actual card that we made at the Workshop

Double Slider Card



#Doubleslidercard  #Heatembossing #Reverseimage #KOCreationscard #Happybirthday #Funfolds #Workshopclass #Customerappreciation besttoolever


We used the Balloon Adventures bundle and the Bella and Friends stamp set.
Some of the techniques used were embossing, sponging blending, reversing an image, fussy cutting and stamping in two different colours . 

The tutorial is for this exact card, but comes with all instructions on how to create the Double Slider Mechanism. Once you have learnt how to create the mechanism itself you can design the front and insides to your own tastes.

Here is the link to purchase the tutorial...
Please ensure that you add a valid e-mail account in the 'notes to seller' section and that your inbox can hande a large download.
I will send you an e-mail with your tutorial ASAP.


If you would like  a list of items that were used or would like to purchase any of these items I have used then I have added them all to the carousal below.


Thank you so very much for stopping by.

If you have anyquestions please ask them in comments below.




Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Just Peeking in To Say Hi - #GDP080


Welcome Back Crafters

#Prettykitty #Loveitchopit #Petalsandpaisleys #Watercolouring #KOCreationscards #GDP080 #Richrazzleberry #Handmade #Cardmaking #Bellaandfriends

I do apologise for not being present over the last week. 
My youngest daughter has been home from school with me, quite unwell for nearly 2 weeks...
We did some craft together, as well as keeping her school work as up to date as possible. But unfortunately that didn't leave alot of time for blogging....
She went back to school yesterday and I held an in home workshop class yesterday :) That kept me on my toes...we made a double slider card which I will blog about tomorrow ( I wanted to get that done last week lol)...so keep your eyes peeled!

Okay getting straight into it. I went and had a peek at GDP this morning, just to see what their challenge was this week.
 I was so very happy to see that the Design Team had chosen to CASE Louise Sharp!!! I adore her work!
And this is the project they have CASEd and challenged us to do also.


Isn't it just gorgeous! I love everything Louise creates though...so I am a little biased, lol.

I chose to keep the basic layout for my CASE, but changed the colours and the tag shape with my project.

Here is my CASE.


Pretty Kitty

Front View

#Prettykitty #Loveitchopit #Petalsandpaisleys #Watercolouring #KOCreationscards #GDP080 #Richrazzleberry #Handmade #Cardmaking #Bellaandfriends

The Designer Series Paper I chose is from the Petals and Paisleys suite. I just adore the Rich Razzleberry colour. 
The diagonal stripes brings the other colours into the mix...Cajun Craze, Mint Macaron and Crushed Curry. There is another striped colour, but I didn't use any ink in that colour.
I used all four of the colours mentioned for my stamped water coloured image.
I used the Sticthed shapes framelit (second largest square) to create the rectangle...These dies are just perfect for adding a more polished look to any card.

Close Up

#Prettykitty #Loveitchopit #Petalsandpaisleys #Watercolouring #KOCreationscards #GDP080 #Richrazzleberry #Handmade #Cardmaking #Bellaandfriends
For the flowers on the image, I first coloured them lightly with stampin' Write markes. I mixed Fine-tip Glue with ink scribbled onto a block from a stampin' Write marker and using a fine brush applied the coloured glue. This will give a shiny and dimensional look to the flowers when dried.
It is quite dificult to see in the picture though.

Inside View

#Prettykitty #Loveitchopit #Petalsandpaisleys #Watercolouring #KOCreationscards #GDP080 #Richrazzleberry #Handmade #Cardmaking #Bellaandfriends

I always stamp the inside of my cards to match the front theme, and I couldn't resist doing the same today. Especially with such a cute stamp set!

Side View

#Prettykitty #Loveitchopit #Petalsandpaisleys #Watercolouring #KOCreationscards #GDP080 #Richrazzleberry #Handmade #Cardmaking #Bellaandfriends

For the sentiment I white embossed the words. I decided that I wanted some dimension to my banner, so using my bone folder I made my banner wavy. I added 2 dimensionals under the upward wave and snail adhesive where it sits against the tab.
I wanted to pick up the white colour more, so to help do this I added Thick Bakers Twine under the sentiment in Whisper White.

I loved the first card so much I made 3 more :)
#Prettykitty #Loveitchopit #Petalsandpaisleys #Watercolouring #KOCreationscards #GDP080 #Richrazzleberry #Handmade #Cardmaking #Bellaandfriends

If you would like to see a list of products or even purchase any of the products I used. I have listed them for your convenience in the carousal below.



Thank you so very much for stopping by my blog and taking a look. I will be back again tomorrow with another post for you all.
If you have any questions, please ask them in comments below. 
I will always reply!

Enjoy your day xx

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Colour INKspiration Creative Challenge #06



Welcome back crafters


#Thatsthetag #Loveyourmum #motherslove #KOCreationscards #Inspiredbylove #Thankyou #ColourINKspiration #CI06 #Butterflies

I am loving life right now :)...
I was chosen to be a guest designer for Colour INKspiration... 


A wonderful Facebook group that get together once a fortnight and work on a new colour swatch for us. 
They then blog their creativity in a hop to inspire our creativity with.
And I am part of the hop!! Whoot Whoot :D
HAPPY DANCE ME lol
Such an honour to be part of this.
Thank you Bronwyn x

Here is the colour swatch for this fortnight.
Night of Navy, Pool Party, Calypso Coral and Gold Foil
How fabulous are those colours, right!

My Mum does a fair bit for me, as Mums tend to do. She is my number one fan!
My Mum supports my creative habit, attends all of my classes that I teach and helps me with the kids when needed too.
So, to let her know how much she is appreciated, I have made her a little gift using the colours above...I am going to fill the bag with chocolates :) she loves choccies.
It doesn't have to be mothers day to let your Mum know how much you love her, does it? 
No!

This was the perfect opportunity for me to try out the 'That's the Tag' bundle and the 'Gift Bag' Punch Board.

Here are my projects.

Timeless Tags

For my Mum

#Thatsthetag #Loveyourmum #motherslove #KOCreationscards #Inspiredbylove #Thankyou #ColourINKspiration #CI06 #Butterflies


I used 1 sheet of  'By The Shore' DSP. The Calypso Coral dots in lines was my chosen pattern. 
This was just perfect to make my Gift Bag from and then try to build up the other colours with my tag and corresponding layers.


#Thatsthetag #Loveyourmum #motherslove #KOCreationscards #Inspiredbylove #Thankyou #ColourINKspiration #CI06 #Butterflies


For the tags on both projects, I used Gold Foil for the backing. 
I used Night of Navy for the front of the tag, with the butterfly cut out. This enabled the gold foil to peep though nicely.
I tied both both the gold and night of navy tags together with metallic gold thread, so they could swing loosley and apart from each other too.

I added a gold embossed calypso coral flower with a gold metallic shape to carry those colours through a little more.

#Thatsthetag #Loveyourmum #motherslove #KOCreationscards #Inspiredbylove #Thankyou #ColourINKspiration #CI06 #Butterflies


To add the Pool Party colour in the mix I added a banner behind the tags with a bow, just below the gold binder clips which hold everything in place..

 Did you notice the little butterflies on the card???
They were the waste from the cut out on the tag!...I hate to throw things away and I feel it adds a bit of depth to the card as well as adding another interest point :)

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today and I hope you have enjoyed my projects. 
Please keep hopping through to the next blog. The lovely Bronwyn Eastley of Addinktivedesigns is up next :)




If you would like to purchase any of the products I used to create my projects, I have listed them all for your convenience in the carousal below.







Don't forget Sale-A-Bration is still happening! 
Until the 31st MARCH
Spend $90 to earn one FREE product. 
You can choose any of the products in the images below as your FREE item!

You still have time to place an order and take advantage of this fabulous offer!!!

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If you live in Australia and LOVE paper Crafting of any desription or perhaps you would like to earn extra money, then Stampin Up may be just the thing you need!
I am always looking for new people with a love of papercrafting to join my team.
AND
What an AMAZING time to join Stampin Up...Not only do you get a 20% discount on all of your products for joining BUT $169 gets you $235 worth of gear- PLUS 2 free stamp sets. 
If you are a crafter, its a great time to join!!! Awesome deal too!

Click HERE  to sign up and start getting your %20 discount on all your Stampin' Up! products!


Thank you for stopping by my blog today.
I hope you have enjoyed my creative efforts.

If you have any questions please ask them in comments below. 
I always reply x 



Sunday, 19 March 2017

Crazy Crafter's Blog Hop with RACHEL TESSMAN


#Popofpink #Washitape #Perpetualbirthdaybook #Happycelebrations #KOCreationscards #Handmade #Celebrate

Welcome back Crafter's

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Today we are all hopping along with Rachel Tessman and CASEing some of Rachel's fantastic projects..

You are here with my (Kim Oliver) I will have a list of participants for you to keep following the hop to see more gorgeous projects all CASEd from Rachel Tessman's work.

My CASE today is this fabulous birthday book of Rachels that she made using some items from a Paper Pumpkin kit (we don't get these here in Australia)
We live in hope that one day this will change for us Aussies!



 As we are not able to get the Paper Pumkin kits here, I CASEd this birthday book using DSP, framelits, stamps, window sheets and foil sheets
 As it is coming closer to that time of year when our DSP designs are renewed and updated, I thought this would be a perfect project and time to help use up some thoroghly gorgeous Designer Series Paper (DSP) I had stashed away and some washi tape (DWT) too!

I am trying my hardest to overcome my hoarding habit!!!

Celebrate Birthdays

Perpetual Birthday Book

#Popofpink #Washitape #Perpetualbirthdaybook #Happycelebrations #KOCreationscards #Handmade #Celebrate

Items used:

  • Pop of Pink DSP
  • Pop of Pink DWT
  • Happy Celebrations stamp set
  • Layering Circles framelits
  • Whisper White card stock x 9 A4 sheets
  • Pink Pirouette card stock x 3 A4 sheets
  • Melon Mambo (scrap)
  • Gold Foil sheet (scrap)
  • Window Sheet
  • Gold embossing powder
  • Versamark ink pad
  • Embossing buddy
  • Heat tool
  • Melon Mambo ink pad
  • Pink Pirouette ink pad
  • Basic Black ink pad
  • Stitched Ribbon - Melon Mambo
  • Organza Ribbon - Whisper White
  • Thick Bakers - Twine Melon Mambo and Whisper White
  • Bakers Twine - Basic Black
  • Metallic Thread - Gold 
  • Mulir Purpose liquid glue

Front Cover 

#Popofpink #Washitape #Perpetualbirthdaybook #Happycelebrations #KOCreationscards #Handmade #Celebrate


I used the irregular circle stamp from the Happy Celebrations stamp set and stamped circles in groups.
I then stamped the celebrations sentiment in versamark and applied gold embosing foil. I heated it with the heat tool to make it shiny. It stands out nicely against the bright circles.

I used my computer to make my numbers and lines for each month. I alternated the colours between Pink Pirouette and Whisper White. These pages were glued ontop of the DSP and then I added contrasting Washi tape top and bottom of each page. I added a blank page for notes or even just doodeling lol
Most of us doodle in our note books at some stage or another.
I know I do :)

Open View

#Popofpink #Washitape #Perpetualbirthdaybook #Happycelebrations #KOCreationscards #Handmade #Celebrate


Rachels birthday book, had silver numbers from the paper pumkin kit for each month, The numbers were sitting on the monthly tabs...I went to use the number framelits that Stampin' Up! have, but they were a little large for this job. 
So, for now I have left this area black...
When I work out who I am giving this too, I will personalise it to suit them along the tab areas.

To finish my birthday book, I tied ribbon and twine around the binders. This added even more of those wonderful bright colours to the front cover....


#Popofpink #Washitape #Perpetualbirthdaybook #Happycelebrations #KOCreationscards #Handmade #Celebrate

Thank you so much for visiting my blog. 
I will now share with you the list of our other participants and their wonderful projects inspired by Rachel.










If you would like to purchase any of the items that I used to create this project, then I have added them to the carousal below for your convenience.

Just click the required item to be taken to my store.






Don't forget Sale-A-Bration is still happening! 
Until the 31st MARCH
Spend $90 to earn one FREE product. 
You can choose any of the products in the images below as your FREE item!.
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If you live in Australia and LOVE paper Crafting of any desription or perhaps you would like to earn extra money, then Stampin Up may be just the thing you need!
I am always looking for new people with a love of papercrafting to join my team.
AND
What an AMAZING time to join Stampin Up...Not only do you get a 20% discount on all of your products for joining BUT $169 gets you $235 worth of gear- PLUS 2 free stamp sets. 
If you are a crafter, its a great time to join!!! Awesome deal too!

Click HERE  to sign up and start getting your %20 discount on all your Stampin' Up! products!


Thank you for stopping by my blog today.
I hope you have enjoyed my creative efforts.

If you have any questions please ask them in comments below. 
I always reply x 


Wednesday, 15 March 2017

International Blog Highlights - All Things Thanks



Welocme back crafter's :)



Thanks for coming to my blog today! We are being highlighted internationally by Kylie Bertucci and you are able to VOTE for my project. 
You can do that here - http://bit.ly/KyliesMarchHighlights

Our theme for this highlight is using the stamp set 'All Things Thanks!' 
This is a Wonderful stamp set with so many gorgeous sentiments. 
We wanted to highlight how versatile it really is.

 I had a stack of back grounds, die cuts and other bits and bobs laying around from previous card makes and technique trials. I thouht this would be a perfect opportunity for me to show this stamps sets versatility.

I quite often make 2 full A4 sheets of backgrounds, but may only get time to make 2 or 3 cards including the insides....I also have a little bag filled with excess diecuts and offcuts.

 Here is a quick shot of what I had to work with from my stash!

#Wastenotwantnot #Allthingsthanks #Usingscraps

I only ended up with a third of the little bits left and that was because, once again I ran out of time.... School pick up became more important!

I will now share the cards I made using the 'All Things Thanks' stamp set to complete these cards....


There is just one shot of each card.

CARD 1


#Justforthehostess #Giftoflove #Watercolour #Resistemboss #Emeraldenvy #Allthingsthanks

CARD 2


#Birthdayblooms #Inkblending #Mintmacaron #Dapperdenim #Allthingsthanks

CARD 3


#Helpingmegrow #Bokeheffect #Inkblending #Peekaboopeach #Watermelonwonder #Allthingsthanks

CARD 4


#Builderbirdcage #Bokeheffect #Inkblending #Allthingsthanks

CARD 5

Would have been if I remembered the sentiment! pffft lol

#Helpingmegrow #Wisteriawonder #Vellumstamping #Sticthedshapes #Allthingsthanks


This little gorgeous Wisteria Wonder number above is being entered into #GDP078  I was intending to make a card for this challenge tomorrow...but when I looked at the challenge this afternoon I realised what I already had made fit the challenge perfectly!!! And yes I forgot to stamp a sentiment lmao...I only noticed after the picture was taken
'Forehead Slap'

here is the sketch challenge this week.
Psssst I was lucky enough to be a winner last week!! You can click HERE to see that winning project. So excited about that...I adore entering what I make into little challenges. The challenges themselves help to keep my creative juices flowing and sometimes when I don't have the mojo they really help to bring it back!


  Continuing on with 'All Things Thanks' once again.

CARD 6


#Allthingsthanks #Handmadebackground #Allthingsthanks


CARD 7


#Detaileddragonflythinlits #Inkblending #Positiveandnegative #Allthingsthanks



CARD 8


#Justforthehostess #Fabulousflora #Watercolour #Resistemboss #Allthingsthanks



CARD 9


#Liftmeupbundle #Liftmeup #Bokeheffect #Inkblending #Allthingsthanks



CARD 10


#Liftmeup #Upandawaythinlits #Bokeheffect #Inkblending #Allthingsthanks

Did you notice the whisper white ballons in the background!?!

AND 

CARD 11


#Specialreason #Bokeheffect #Inkblending #Allthingsthanks

Well! What do you think???

All of these cards will be sent either as R.A.K cards or given as thanks to my customers to show my appreciation.

Thanks for visiting my blog today, make sure you head over to Kylie's blog - http://bit.ly/KyliesMarchHighlights to vote for my project. 
I would love to be chosen to do an international blog hop.


Don't forget Sale-A-Bration is still happening! 
Until the 31st MARCH
Spend $90 to earn one FREE product. 
You can choose any of the products in the images below as your FREE item!.
1st release Catty

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2nd Release Catty

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If you live in Australia and LOVE paper Crafting of any desription or perhaps you would like to earn extra money, then Stampin Up may be just the thing you need!
I am always looking for new people with a love of papercrafting to join my team.
AND
What an AMAZING time to join Stampin Up...Not only do you get a 20% discount on all of your products for joining BUT $169 gets you $235 worth of gear- PLUS 2 free stamp sets. 
If you are a crafter, its a great time to join!!! Awesome deal too!

Click HERE  to sign up and start getting your %20 discount on all your Stampin' Up! products!


Thank you for stopping by my blog today.
I hope you have enjoyed my creative efforts.

If you have any questions please ask them in comments below. 
I always reply x 



















Saturday, 11 March 2017

Happy Happenings - Colour INKspiration


Welcome back Crafters.

#Engagement #Love #Shabbychic #KOCreationscards #Handmade #Giftsfromtheheart #Madewithlove #Inspiredbylove #Bestbirds #Happyhappening

My family and myself have been invited to attend an engagement party in around 2 weeks time.
The lovely couple have asked for no gifts! So I found myself in need of a really nice card! 
I know the couple quite well and their style, it is very shabby chic...
I LOVE Shabby Chic...... anyone else!?!
I saw the colours from Colour INKpsiration's creative challenge #CI05 this week and thought it would be a perfect fit to create their engagment card with!
And of course, I made another card at the same time using the same colour scheme.


In case you can't see the text the colours this fortnight are Blushing Bride, Soft Sky and Sahara Sand.
If you would like to join in for this challenge then please click HERE to join the group and become part of the fun :)

Here are my cards

HAPPY HAPPENINGS


#Engagement #Love #Shabbychic #KOCreationscards #Handmade #Giftsfromtheheart #Madewithlove #Inspiredbylove #Bestbirds #Happyhappening

What do you think? 
The one on the left is for the engagement.

I wasn't sure about my back ground choice when I started, so I had a play with a couple of different things...For the Congrats card I used the Hexagons Dynamic TIEF as a stamp with Sahara Sand.
For the Bonjour Beautoful card I used the  Hardwood Stamp and White SU embossing powder.
Both cards have a sentiment from the stamp set called 'Happy Happenings'
I have added 3 little pearl beads from my bits and pieces stash to help finish the Congrats card.

Congrats

#Engagement #Love #Shabbychic #KOCreationscards #Handmade #Giftsfromtheheart #Madewithlove #Inspiredbylove #Bestbirds #Happyhappening
Both cards have a Soft Sky card stock layer for the background.
The lace and the sentiment have both been stamped first in versamark then straight into Saharah Sand then heat embossed with Gold SU embossing powder.

Bonjour Beautiful

#Engagement #Love #Shabbychic #KOCreationscards #Handmade #Giftsfromtheheart #Madewithlove #Inspiredbylove #Bestbirds #Happyhappening
For this card I kept the woodsy theme happening by adding branches, flowers and a tiny little blue bird all from the Best Birds bundle. The branches and flowers have been stamped in Sahara Sand. The flowers have had Blushing Bride applied with a Stampin' Write marker pen. I then pulled the colour out  a little with an aqua painter.


#Engagement #Love #Shabbychic #KOCreationscards #Handmade #Giftsfromtheheart #Madewithlove #Inspiredbylove #Bestbirds #Happyhappening
#Engagement #Love #Shabbychic #KOCreationscards #Handmade #Giftsfromtheheart #Madewithlove #Inspiredbylove #Bestbirds #Happyhappening



I have made a list of all items used to create these projects and have added them to the carousal below.






Don't forget Sale-A-Bration is still happening! 
Until the 31st MARCH
Spend $90 to earn one FREE product. 
You can choose any of the products in the images below as your FREE item!.
ONLY 20 DAYS LEFT!!!!
1st release Catty

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2nd Release Catty

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If you live in Australia and LOVE paper Crafting of any desription or perhaps you would like to earn extra money, then Stampin Up may be just the thing you need!
I am always looking for new people with a love of papercrafting to join my team.
AND
What an AMAZING time to join Stampin Up...Not only do you get a 20% discount on all of your products for joining BUT $169 gets you $235 worth of gear- PLUS 2 free stamp sets. 
If you are a crafter, its a great time to join!!! Awesome deal too!

Click HERE  to sign up and start getting your %20 discount on all your Stampin' Up! products!


Thank you for stopping by my blog today.
I hope you have enjoyed my creative efforts.

If you have any questions please ask them in comments below. 
I always reply x