Thursday, 30 April 2009

Stamp WithUs Registration starts TODAY!!!!

Woohooooo all the invitations have been sent out pending approval so please if you paid your class fee before TODAY but have NOT received an invitation email get in touch with us at . Also everybody joining today before lunch time will still be in with a chance to receive one of our little envelopes ready for our Launch Party tomorrow night. Thank You the Stamp With us team xxx

Tuesday, 28 April 2009

IS THIS YOU????????????????

HELLO if your name is Deb Phillips and you paid for the Online Classes please get in touch with us as soon as possible at . We seem to have a problem with your email address and our updates are being returned all the time. Thank you.
Stamp With Us Team xx

Friday, 24 April 2009

Ooooh only ONE WEEK LEFT!!!!

Helooooooooooooooooo, are you getting excited yet?
We are exactly one week away from the launch of our Online Classes and what a response!! We have been overwhelmed by your support and we cannot wait to start!!! Of course there is still time to join us and if you are still pondering here s a few more facts to help you decide.
For just £15.00 you will have access to more than 10 inspirational classes in PDF format, ready for you to print or download to your computer, ten varied projects with clear step by step instructions, photographs as well as videos for some of them.
Definitely NO, you can recreate the classes in your own time, or you could just download them and keep them for later when you know you will have the time to complete them. This is a self paced experience, YOU choose the WHEN!!! all the projects will be accessible on the site until the end of May and a reminder will be sent out before we close the access to make sure you don't miss saving all the classes/projects.


All you will need is card, a paper trimmer, adhesive and stamps. We have chosen a selections of exciting new products from the newly released Mini catalogue, that we will feature in most of our classes but you can definitely recreate the same projects with whatever products you might already have. However should you wish to order some of those products contact us at to place an order. To view our Firm Favourites list click here.

We will also provide you with a inspirational gallery to showcase and share your examples, we will have scheduled live chats with prizes to be WON and a few surprises along the way as well, is going to be a fun and exciting experience that you are sure to enjoy. To buy our online class just click on the Paypal button on the side of the blog.

And as a thank you to all those supporting our wonderful blog here's a FREE BONUS project that you can download and enjoy straight away. Is a cute gift box made from one sheet of card stock. ENJOY!!! The Stamp With Us team xxx

Click here to download the free pdf

Stamp With US Recipe Challenge

Thank you so much for all of your entries for our colour themed challenge
Our "Fave Five" this week are:


Congratulations and please feel free to grab the new "I made Stamp With Us Fave Five" blinkie to go on your blog (it's on the side bar) if you wish.

The winner picked by the random number generator who will win free entry into our online classes is:

Siobhan - Craft Maiden

Congratulations Siobhan! If you would like to email us your details, we will contact you and let you know how you can join in when the fun begins on the 1st May.

Now onto our first ever recipe challenge, this is the recipe we would like you to follow:

2 x Patterned Paper

1 x Ribbon

4 x Brads

Here are this weeks DT cards:



Whiper white and Pumkin Pie card stock

Mr & Mrs stamp set

Washington Apple and So Saffron designer paper

Gold brads

Very Vanilla wide grosgrain ribbon


Old Olive, So Saffron and Really Rust cardstock

Haiku patterned papers

Old Olive grosgrain ribbon

So saffron brads

More mustard ink

Hidden Garden Blossoms rub-on

Happy Birthday sentiment from the Wow Flowers Stamp Set


Pumpkin Pie and Whisper White cardstock
Sweet Always Patterned Papers
Crazy for Cupcakes Stamp Set
Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon
Dazzling Diamonds Glitter

SU Brads
Oval Punch
Scallop Oval Punch

This is the last week for our DT call as our new DT will be announced on 30th April! So why not have a go?

The Stamp With Us Team

Sunday, 19 April 2009

Stamp With Us Colour Challenge

Thank you so much for all of your entries for our Birthday themed challenge.

We are still so amazed by the great response we have had to Stamp With us and the challenges. Please keep the Design Team entries coming as no DT decisions will be made until the deadline.

Right back to business our "Fave Five" this week are:

Congratulations and please feel free to grab the new "I made Stamp With Us Fave Five" blinkie to go on your blog (it's on the side bar) if you wish.

The winner picked by the random number generator who will win free entry into our online classes is:

Maria Matter

Congratulations Maria! If you would like to email us your details, we will contact you and let you know how you can join in when the fun begins on the 1st May.

Now onto our first ever colour challenge, this is the picture that we have taken our colour inspiration from this week followed by our cards:



Fresh Cuts stamp set
Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa and Chocolate Chip card stock
Clear embossing powder
Brayer, Gold brads
Choc Chip ribbon
Large Oval punch, Scallop Oval punch

This was a HARD challenge for me!!! HUGS M xx



Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel and Vellum Cardstock

Chocolate Chip Designer Series Paper

Chocolate Chip Double Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon

Boho Blossoms Punch

Scallop Edge Punch

Button Latte Designer Buttons

"Celebrate You" stamp from "A bit of Birthday Cheer" Stamp Set

ZOE Supplies:

Playful Petals Stamp Set
Crazy for cupcakes stamp set
Chocolate Chip, Close To Cocoa & Creamy Caramel card
Chocolate Chip Ribbon
Oval Punch
Oval Scallop Punch
Scallop Edge Punch

We can't wait to see what you come up with this week! Good Luck!

The Stamp With Us team

Sunday, 12 April 2009

Stamp With Us Theme Challenge

Thank you so much for all of your entries into our first challenge we are so excited to see every ones creations and are overwhelmed by the high standards of the design team entries. Our "Fave Five" this week are:

Congratulations and please feel free to grab the new "I made Stamp With Us Fave Five" blinkie to go on your blog (it's on the side bar)

The winner picked by the random number generator who will win free entry into our online classes is:



Here are your random numbers:43
Timestamp: 2009-04-12 00:01:01 UTC

Congratulations Deborah if you would like to email us your details we will contact you and let you know how you can join in.
Now on to this weeks challenge. Don't forget that from now on challenges will be set EVERY Sunday and all links are to be left before midnight on the Saturday. This weeks theme is BIRTHDAY and here are our cards
Tempting Turquoise and Old Olive card stock
Rose Red double stitched ribbon
All in the family stamp set and accessories
Styled Silver Hodgepoge Hardware
Marvellous Markers


Pumpkin Pie and Whisper White cardstock
Sweet Always Patterned Papers
Crazy for Cupcakes Stamp Set
Pumpkin Pie and Regal Rose brads and grosgrain ribbon
Dazzling Diamonds Glitter
Oval Punch
Scallop Oval Punch


Confetti Simply Scrappin’ kit
Circle of friendship stamp set
Old olive ribbon
1 ¼ Circle Punch
Scallop Edge Punch

We can't wait to see your creations this week, the DT call is still open so don't forget to add DT to the end of your name if you would like to be considered.

Finally bookings are still being taken for the retreat and online classes, if you would like any further information on either the classes or the retreat then you can click on the links under the banner or email us on we are always happy to help. The girlies at StampWithUs xxx

Wednesday, 8 April 2009


Well the first challenge finishes at midnight on Saturday and we are simply overwhelmed with the response that we have had, so we thought that you all deserved some recognition and reward for your hard work :) ......

Every week the SWU team will pick 5 favorites of the week and they will all get the chance to display our new "Stamp With Us Fave Five" blinkie, if they wish. Then, we will select by a random number generator, a challenge entrant who will receive a FREE entry into our May on-line class!

We realise that as we do more and more challenges, the information about the on-line class and retreat will slip down into blog space, so we have now added a menu bar at the top of this blog (under the header) for you to click if you need any further information in the future.

We have had lots of interest in the on-line class and retreat and will be posting further information over the coming weeks - we don't want to share all the surprises at once - but I can guarantee you that you will love all of it and it is all fantastic value for money!.

Could we just request that if you have a specific question about anything that you email us at where we can give you a personal reply - it gets difficult to answer questions in the comment sections but we are more than happy to do so.

So, not much longer till the first challenge runs out.

Be sure to visit us again on Sunday to see our Fave Five from the first challenges and find out if YOU have won a free place on the on-line class! Don't forget the second challenge will also be launched on Sunday too!

Thanks again

The Stamp With Us team

Thursday, 2 April 2009

Can you stand another surprise?????????????

Well, I’m guessing that if you are looking at our banner long enough, it’s probably not the hugest surprise to say that today, it’s time to tell you about the retreat that we have organised for you! YAY!!!

We are aware that many of you love the internet and the on-line classes that come with it, but sometimes there is nothing better than just a girly get together with other women who just understand :0) (Get out clause - we welcome men to our events too, we just don’t find many who understand!)

So, let’s begin by saying that we understand LOL :)

But here are the basics of what we have planned:

What? - A Papercrafting weekend / day using Stampin' Up! products

When? - Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th of July 2009

Where? - Holiday Inn, Guildford

How much? - That depends on how long you want to join us for LOL!

Who? - Anyone who loves papercrafting, loves SU and wants to play

So, in this credit crunching, non-spending, business downturn kind of time, we wanted to make this as accessible as we could, to as many of you that we could and this is what we came up with:

Each day (Saturday and Sunday) will run from 8.30am to 5.30pm and will include four papercrafting classes, refreshments, lunch and a whole heap of fun! We will also be running a Saturday night Party, which will have make and takes, demonstrations, games and general laughs and hilarities. The days will be intense with lots to concentrate on and the evening event will be far more relaxed – and a whole heap of giggles!

We have space for a maximum of 50 people for each session and the three sessions are split as follows:

Saturday Day: £90
Saturday Night Party: £25
Sunday Day: £90

You may book one session or all three sessions it is completely up to you.

You can book your place by paying us using the Paypal button on the right hand side (make sure it’s not the button for the On-line class – as much as we’d love to produce a weekend event for £15 per person, we’re not sure it would consist of much other than sitting in the car park LOL!). You will then be forwarded a confirmation email together with a form for us to collect your details on. We are able to take payment by cheque if that is easier, please email us on for more details on this option.


The Holiday Inn, Guildford is a gorgeous hotel, but we thought it would be nice for you to decide how much you spent on accommodation, if you needed it, then it was up to you if you wanted to go Super Deluxe or blow up bed and ten to a room :0)

We have managed to negotiate discounted prices for rooms at the Holiday Inn, Guildford for a price of £80 PER ROOM (i.e £80 if it’s a single room, £40 each if it is a twin room) for one nights bed and breakfast and £55.00 PER ROOM if you want to stay for a second night (i.e. if you are staying two nights and sharing a room, the price is just £67.50 for two nights bed and breakfast!).

You can book this directly by phoning the hotel and you quoting ID KL6 as the reference to get these reduced rates.

Here is a link to the hotel so you can look at the pictures:

So, we think that this should cover most of the basics. Obviously nearer the time, you will receive everything that you will need to know as in what to bring etc but all in all, we thought it would be a whole heap of fun to get some people together and all do what we love doing.

Any questions, fire away by either posting a comment on this blog post or emailing us at

Are you going to come and Stamp With Us in Guildford?

The Stamp With Us Team

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

Are you ready?????????????????

...for some more news??? Well we are ready to reveal our next fabulous bit of news and that is.............

Stamping With Us Online !!!!!!

We all LOVE to create beautiful projects but we all have busy schedules now a days, and most of you will not have the time to attend a class locally but would still love to learn fun techniques and be inspired by cool projects that you can recreate with ease. So what can we do to remedy this?

Well how about we ALL get together!!! WE will be the hostesses with the mostesses and YOU will get the chance to STAMP WITH US every day for TWO WHOLE WEEKS!!!

What if we told you that there will be interactive LIVE chats with fun games, PRIZES - yes lots of prizes, challenges, cool classes (like TEN inspirational classes) with full instructions and step by step photographs, oh and how about VIDEOS? Yeah, how about having a video that you can pause and restart as many times as you need while you complete your projects? How about a inspirational gallery for everyone to share their creations?

Oooh I am getting so excited at the thought, and you know what the best bit about this is? You won't even have to get dressed, nope you can complete ALL of those classes without an ounce of make up on and in your jim jams if you wish, and of course there will be no time limit, enjoy recreating those projects at your own pace and when you find time.

Oh and then there will be bonus projects as well!!! YOU WILL NOT BELIEVE what we have planned for you all. All our classes will showcase exclusively Stampin'Up! product, but of course, this is not essential, you could use whatever products you have in your collection already, it will still be fun and your projects will be just as beautiful.

Are you a Stampin'Up! demonstrator? All of our projects will make perfect classes ready for you to offer your customers, all the hard work is done for you - simply order the supplies and GO!!!

We will allow you to use all the classes for generating more business for yourself. The only thing we are asking you not to do, is share the instructions on your blogs, the same goes for everyone that takes the classes we will be more than happy for you to post your beautiful projects on your sites but please refrain from posting the tutorials, those are copyrighted to *Stamp With Us*.

So when are all these exciting things happening? The official launch date is 1st of May but registration starts NOW, yep right now and you will not believe when we reveal just how much this is going to cost, BUY the whole round of Stamp With Us Online for a COOL £15.00.

Yep you read that right £15.00 smakroonies for all those classes - I know is hard to believe when you can easily pay that for one single class!!!!!!!! We made registration easy peasy just click on the Buy it Now Button over on the right hand side of this blog.

Once we have received your payment, we will send you a confirmation and welcome email with more details on how you join in the fun!

But WAIT!!! How about getting all this fun for FREE? Well we made it easy and here is how you can join us for FREE please read on.

As we explained earlier, all our projects will be designed using Stampin'Up! products and we have a list of FIRM FAVOURITES that we will be using throughout the first round of Stamp With Us Online, now here's the deal choose as much or as little product from this selection as you wish and if you place an order of £80.00 or over you will get FREE access to the online classes. All product orders should be emailed to

Sooo what do you say wouldn't you just love to STAMP WITH US and share all this excitment?

We do hope you can make it is going to be FUN, FUN,FUN we promise you !!!!

Here's our Firm favorites for this round. We will of course, use additional products to these but if you want to re-create the projects exactly, have fun shopping from the list below.

Greetings Eight stamp set -£24.95

Fresh cut notes -£6.95

Fresh cuts stamp set-£18.95

Sense of time stamp set-£19.95

Oval All-£14.95

Scallop oval punch-£12.50

Plain Oval punch-£12.50

Scalloped edge punch-£10.95

Striped grosgrain ribbon in bashful blue-£6.50

Washington designer paper-£7.75

Pumkin Pie card stock -£4.50

Bashful Blue card stock-£4.50

So saffron card stock-£4.50

Ruby Red card stock-£4.50

Soft Subtles textured card stock 12x12 -£9.25

Flower fusion( yummy felt flowers)-£11.75

Cherished memories rub ons-£7.50

So what are you waiting for? Do you want to come and join the fun from the comfort of your own home? Just click on that button and come and STAMP WITH US Online!

And as if this isn't enough? There is even more news tomorrow!

See you then,

The Stamp With Us Team!

Blog Candy Winner & Stamp With Us Challenge Launch

WOW - who would have believed when we started this just over two weeks ago, that so many of you would be as excited as we are about this! We cannot believe that we have had over 5000 visitors and that there are so many Stampin' Up! fans out there! We really appreciate all of your lovely comments.
So, here we are - the 1st April 2009! - the day that we officially invite you to come and "Stamp with Us"!
We have lots to get through today so grab yourself a cuppa and read on……………..

First things first, we would like to announce that the winner of the FABULOUS blog candy ………
Milly Moo From Swindon

Congratulations ……and thank you so much for all of your entries! Milly Moo, if you could forward us your address, we can post your candy out for you.

Now onto the nitty gritty - today we launch the CHALLENGES part of Stamp With Us (challenge rules can be found on the right hand side of this blog)

The challenges will normally be launched on a Sunday so you are getting an extra four days for the first one!
Entries for the first challenge need to be entered before midnight (GMT) on Saturday 11th April.
Stamp With Us challenges will rotate in the following way:

Sketch = To create a project using the given sketch as your inspiration
Theme = Make a project to match with our theme
Colour = We' ll show you an image that will be your colour inspiration for your project
Recipe = We will ask for certain elements to be used and you must follow the recipe!

We might just add some extra sneaky challenges in occasionally to keep you all on your toes too……lol
That means that the first challenge is a sketch…..

This is the sketch that we would love for you to use.

Here are the design team cards that we have created:




As you can see we are a little lonely with just the three of us, so we think we need to announce a DESIGN TEAM CALL!!!

To be considered for the Stamp With Us Design Team, simply add “DT” to the end of your name when linking to your project. The DT call will run throughout the next four challenges (you don’t have to enter all of them) and the DT will be announced on 30th April.

Well I think that is enough for one day! Be sure to come back tomorrow for another exciting announcement! They are going to be coming thick and fast this week!

The Stamp With Us Team! xx