Tuesday, 31 March 2009

The "Yummy" winner is.....

Thank you so much for all of your replies! Again we have loved reading all of your comments and we hope that you have too.

We have used a random number generator to select the winner and we are pleased to announce that the winner is:

Mahal from Germany

Congratulations you have won the set of Stampin’ Up! "Yummy" stamps.

If you could please email us your address we will get them posted off to you.

The Stamp With Us Team

P.s Only 1 more sleep to go!

Sunday, 29 March 2009

Mmmmmmm Yummy!

Only 3 more sleeps until the winner of the blog candy is revealed and the big announcements begin! We are so excited!

To keep us all busy until then we would love to hear:

What yummy things are at the top of your Stampin' Up! shopping list?

What yummy Stampin' Up! colours do you love and use the most?

What yummy Stampin' Up! product could you not live without?

As you can tell we have “Yummy “on the brain…that’s because if you leave us a comment answering the above you will be in a chance to win this set of “Yummy” stamps.
We can’t wait to hear from you and we will be back on Tuesday to reveal the lucky winner.

The Stamp With Us Team

Saturday, 28 March 2009

and the winner is?

Thank you so much for telling us all about you! We have loved reading all of your comments and we hope that you have too.

We have used a random number generator to select the winner and we are pleased to announce that the winner is:

Yvonne from Nuneaton

Congratulations you have won this beautiful set of Stampin’ Up! stamps called Polka Dot Punches.
If you could please email us with your address we will post them out to you.

Be sure to pop back tomorrow with details on how to have another chance to win some SU goodies!

The Stamp With Us Team

Wednesday, 25 March 2009

Now it's your turn.......

Well, now that you know all about us we would like to know all about you!

We would love to know our Stamp With Us friends a little better, so leave a comment telling us:

  • A little about you?
  • How you started crafting?
  • When and how you discovered Stampin' Up!
  • What project you have completed that you were most proud of?

We will then pick a person at random on Saturday to win a little Stampin' Up! prize!

The Stamp With Us Team

Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Save the best till last.......LOL

Well I'm the last to come and say hello, so HELLO!!!!

I am Zoe and I was over the moon to be asked to be a Stamp With Us contributor.

I have been crafting for as long as I can remember - in fact, my mum used to stop me watching Blue Peter, as after it had finished, I would be scratching around for toilet roll tubes and cereal boxes to make the latest cardboard dolls house/train!

I began what I call "properly crafting" just over 6 years ago when making my wedding invitations. I am now often found in my craft room singing along to my old cd's creating cards, scrapbook layouts or altering something!

I discovered Stampin' Up about a year ago and by golly it is addictive! My SU collection is growing rapidly as I just love how beautifully the stamps stamp and how everything co-ordinates so easily!
I have been told a little of whats to come with Stamp With Us and I am so EXCITED to be part of the ride!

See you soon

Zoe xxx

Saturday, 21 March 2009

OH MY......

.....GOD !!! Ladies ( not sure if we have any male stampers) I could scream I am so overwhelmed by your response, and to have so many of you saying just how much you re looking forward to our challenges and excited to play along makes me go all funny inside( I love it!!). Of course this makes me even more excited because I know what we have in store for YOU and I cannot wait till we can reveal it all. So I made a card to say THANK YOU SO MUCH for your kind words, and I truly wanted to make and send one card to each and every one of you but of course that is a bit impossible unless I lock myself away in my craft room for a very looooong time.

Isn't it a nice, bright and cheery card? I love those colours together. I even rocked and roll ed (note the cool effect on the flower head?)

Oookay!! Let's see, I will try and introduce myself a bit just so you know who you re dealing with.

I am fabulous and clever and brilliant and the bestest and incredible and marvelous and super duper talented and SO NOT FUNNY AT ALL!!!! LOL

Seriously my name is Monica Gale I am fast approaching my 35 Th birthday on the 1st of April( I know just what you re thinking ** That explains everything !!!!*). I have been born in Roumania right in the heart of Transylvania (I hate garlic !!) but now live in North Yorkshire. I am married to the most tolerant and ever so understanding man and as much as I love him, some days I could quite well throttle him, but there s one thing I know for sure I won't be without him. We have one dog a 6 year old German Shepard called Nico who is not very appreciative of mummy's crafting (he sides with hubby you see). I have been crafting for 16 years and I discovered card making while attending a Christmas workshop organized by my then interior design teacher. We did a load of home decor projects and then she pulled out a few stamps, one silver ink pad and one gold ink pad. What can I say? I was hooked and so my obssesion with stamping began, I can still remember when Hobby Craft had only two rows of stamping supplies and that included all their envelopes card blanks, ink pads and stamps, jeez I am glad we moved along over those years. Last January I became an Independent demonstrator for Stampin'Up! and is the best thing I have done( truly), I love everything about it and I went on to become their most successful demonstrator to date a title that I am incredibly proud of but one that I could have not achieved without the support of my lovely customers and my talented and inspiring team **The Passionettes**.

Phew are you still with me? sorry about the waffling I want to thank you once again and tell you that I look forward getting to know you over the coming months and seeing all those wonderful projects you will share with us. Lots of big hugs Monica xxx

Thursday, 19 March 2009

WOW - Thank you from the bottom of my .....

I never in my wildest dreams expected the great response that we have had already in just the first 72 hours! We have had over 1100 hits to this blog and everyone seems as excited as we are!

So, I guess that it is time to share just a little more information!

ON 1ST APRIL 2009!

And no, that isn't an April Fool's Day joke!

There will be an update everyday for the first three days of April sharing lots more information about each idea that we have planned and want to share with you.

There will also be full details posted on 1st April to find out how you can join us and become part of our weekly Challenge Design Team - I'm so glad that many of you are asking how you can get involved already :)

Anyway, we thought that we would share a little bit more information about ourselves so you know who you are dealing with LOL!

Hello - I am Natalie O'Shea.

I discovered card making about 12 years ago when I was sent a very simple card by a neighbour that I fell in love with. She told me how she had made it, I went looking on the internet and found a different world!

Six years on from that, I discovered scrapbooking when I was to teach some classes on it and thought that I had better find out what it was!

Continuing on, I found a passion for learning to better my photography skills and have now ended up with a passion for Stampin' Up! products. Despite having spent £1000's of pounds of craft products over the years trying to get a supply together, I really wish that I had discovered SU! earlier.

Does it get any better than knowing that ink colour will go with that peice of paper, that will go with that pen and that button and all finished off with that bit of ribbon? Now I don't need to spend three hours looking through my 200 peices of green card, only to find that I still don't have one to match what I want - those days are over - and that is why I became an active Stampin' Up! demonstrator in October 2008 and haven't looked back since - I love it!

I would say that my style is simple and classic. I pride myself on doing the "easy" stuff - everyone can do the things that I do, it's just a matter of being shown and that is what I aim to do and share with you!

I love that you want to come along for the ride - THANK YOU!! I am really looking forward to sharing this Creative Journey with you!

Have fun!

Natalie x

Sunday, 15 March 2009

Welcome to Stamp With Us

We are so excited to introduce Stamp With Us!

This blog is for everyone out there who shares our love of papercrafts and all things Stampin' Up! We have so many exciting things to share with you over the next few weeks - there is a bit of a giveaway in our header :) !

We thought we would introduce ourselves with a bang! What better way to launch than with Stampin' Up! BLOG CANDY worth over £100! Stamp sets that you can't buy, wheels, glue, a selection of patterned paper, inkpads, marker pens, hodgepodge hardware, buttons, felt flowers and much more!

All you have to do to be entered into our blog candy hat is to add our candy to your blog with a link to us.

What's better than one entry into the blog candy?

That's right, two entries into the blog candy!

It is really important to us that you don't miss out on any of our exciting announcements, so we would love you to become a follower. If you want to follow us, add our blinkie or our logo to your blog. We will enter you again into our blog candy prize draw to win these fantastic Stampin' Up! products that money cannot buy worth over £100.

The winner will be picked at random on 1st April, so be sure to check back here then to find out if you have won! You might just find some other news here too!!!!

We'll see you soon for our first challenge and for information on how YOU can have a chance to join us and become one of the Stamp With Us contributers.