Sunday, 26 July 2009

Stamp With Us Recipe Challenge

Good morning everyone, we hope that you are having a lovely weekend.

We are all busy creating new and exciting projects for the Stamp With Us online classes that begin again on 1st August! (OH NO!!!!! Only a week to go!!!!!So much to do so little time!!!) We are so excited, we had such a blast the first time we can't wait to do it all again.

We have one more lucky winner who will receive FREE entry into the Stamp With Us Online Summer classes and they are:
Congratulations Denise if you would like to email us at we will send you and invitation to the online classes over the next few days.
Now onto the challenge, this week it is a recipe challenge and the recipe is:
2 x Patterned Papers
1 x Ribbon
1 x Piece of Hardware
Here are the DT's interpretations:
So Saffron designer papers
One layer over stamped with the Fall Flowers hostess level 2 stamp set
Chocolate Chip, Cameo Coral and So Saffron Card stock
Taffeta Choc Chip ribbon
Ribbon slide from the hardware pack

Stamps: Season Of Joy
Papers: Wintergreen collection
Card: Always Artichoke and Sage Shadow
Ink: Always Artichoke
Ribbon: Certain Celery
Others: Hodge Podge Hardware Silver plate & white embossing powder
Cardstock: Whisper White and Rose Red
Patterned paper: From the Flower Power Card Elements kit
Ribbon: Rose Red Stitched Grosgrain
Happy Birthday Stamp from the Wow Flowers Stamp Set
Metal Circle bookplate from HodgePodge Hardware
Ink: More Mustard
Stamp sets: A Rose is a Rose, Fresh Cuts
Cardstock: So Saffron, Almost Amethyst, Whisper White
DSP: Tea Party
Ink: Almost Amethyst, Lavender Lace, Certainly Celery, Mellow Moss
Narrow Grosgrain Ribbon: Certainly Celery
Other: Hodgepodge, Crafter's Toolkit
Non-SU: Nesties
Cardstock = Brocade Blue & Whisper White
Papers = Washington Apple
Stamps = Carte Postal & Yummy
Inks = Creamy Caramel, Ruby Red, Ballet Blue
Ribbon = Bravo Burgundy
Other = Hodgepodge Hardware

Sweet Always papers
Regal Rose card
Chocolate Chip card
Piece of hardware
Chocolate Chip ribbon
White Gel pen
1/2 in circle punch
1 3/8 circle punch
Stamps: Live Your Dreams
Card: Always Artichoke, Pretty in Pink, Natural Ivory
Markers: Always Artichoke, Old Olive, Pretty in Pink, Pixie Pink and Apricot Appeal
DSP: Tea and Crumpets
Ribbon: Always Artichoke
Hardware: Hodge Podge Hardware Silver

We can't wait to see all of your creations this week. Mr Linky has now FINALLY been fixed so please carry on as normal!
For those of you joining in with the online classes, see you Saturday night!!!!
The Stamp With Us Team

Saturday, 25 July 2009

Stamp With Us Winter!

We are pleased to announce that Stamp With Us Winter will start on Sunday 18th October, booking is now open!

We are so excited about this round as it will be full of exciting christmas & winter projects!

How do you join in? Well, on or after the 1st September, click on the Paypal button in the top right hand corner of this blog and pay the fantastic value for money fee of just £15, you will receive confirmation of your payment from us. A day or two before the launch of the classes, you will receive an invite from us to join us on a secured website. Once you are approved as a paying member, you are given access to the site. You should immediately see a welcome message from us and more information showing your way around the site. Don't panic - it really isn't that difficult!

What will you be getting? Starting on the 18th October for two weeks, every day something new will be added to the site. That could be one of 10 PDF "How to" classes to download, a technique video to watch or we even have online chats and challenges which is where all the members get together on the site at the same (agreed / publicised) time and we all get chatting. We have so much fun and it is great to spend time with and interact with other people who really understand the "passion for paper and card". There are a few surprises and prizes along the way too :)

It's all about sharing our passion for Stampin' Up! products, so if you love stamping or Stampin' Up!, then what are you waiting for?


Friday, 17 July 2009

Stamp With Us Colour Challenge

Well, what can we say?
Did you miss us last week?
We had an absolutely fabulous time at our first Stamp With Us Retreat!
Above is a little montage of photos of some of the things that we got up to!

We do have plans to do another retreat in Guildford next February and another one in March in Stratford-upon-Avon too, so watch this space for more details, coming soon.

Onto other things now :)

We seemed to have had a poorly Mr Linky last week, so we are saving our next FAB FIVE for this weeks challenge! However some of you left comments with links and so we have picked our lucky winners for the free entry to the Stamp With Us Summer on-line classes from there:



This week is a colour challenge and this is the picture that we would like you to use as your inspiration - DON'T FORGET, WE ARE STILL GIVING AWAY ANOTHER PASS FOR FREE ENTRY TO OUR STAMP WITH US SUMMER ONLINE CLASSES IF YOU ENTER THE CHALLENGE:

Here are our creations for this week:


Whisper White, Real Red, Brocade Blue and Bashful Blue card
Red gingham and So Safrron striped ribbon
Canvas background stamp
Tart & Tangy Strawberry Stamp
Real Red and Old Olive marker pens
So Saffron Brads
White Signo Pen



Whisper White, Real Red, Brocade Blue, Old Olive and Kraft cardstock
Bashful Blue and Brocade Blue ribbon
So Swirly Jumbo wheel with Real Red ink
Birthday greeting stamped in Yo Yo Yellow from the Wow Flowers set
Old Olive and Real Red Brads
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder


Just Beachy & Congratulations Stamp Sets
Real Red & Bashful Blue Card
Washington Apple papers
Real Red, So Saffron and Bashful Blue ink
Scallop Edge Punch


Cardstock & Inks = Tempting Turquoise, Yoyo Yellow, Real Red
Paper = Junior Varsity
Stamp = Scene In A Garden
Ribbon = 5/8' Real Red Grosgrain
Rub-on = Cherished Memories


Stamp sets: Polka Dot Punches, Oval All, Occasional Greetings
Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Ballet Blue, Creamy Caramel, Real Red, Old Olive, Yoyo Yellow
Ink: Black Stazon, Old Olive, Real Red
Punches: 5-Petal Flower, Large Oval, Scallop Oval, Scallop Edge
Rhinestone Brads: Circle Fire



Stamps - In the Stars
Ink - Real Red/Tempting Turquoise/Yoyo Yellow/Certainly Celery
Card - Kraft/Whisper White/Read Red/Tempting Turquoise/Yoyo Yellow
Other - Star Punch/Green buttons/Sewing Machine/Tempting Turquoise Ribbon/Linen Thread
BECCA Supplies:

Stamps: Live Your Dreams, Happiness Always
Card: Natural Ivory, Real Red and Ballet Blue, Vellum
Ink/Markers: Real Red, Yo-Yo Yellow, Ballet Blue and Mellow Moss


Stamps - Simply Said / A Bit of Birthday Cheer
Inks & C/s - Ballet Blue / Real Red / Sahara Sand / Yoyo Yellow / Bashful Blue & W/W
Accessories - Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon / Bold Brights Brads / 1/2" circle punch / Scallop Border Punch
Other - Circle Nesties & Poky Tool



Real red, SUmmer Sun and Old Olive card
Petal Pizazz stamp set
Occasional Greetings stamp set
Inks - Bashful Blue, Real Red, Summer Sun, Old Olive



Window dressing Hostess stamp set

Congrats stamp set
Stamp-a-ma-jigScalloped circle punch

Earth Elements marker pens
Shara sand cardstock

We can't wait to see what you have come up with, see you next week. Please can you leave a comment in the comment section with a link to your creation as Mr Linky has gone awol! Thank you x

The Stamp With Us Team

Sunday, 12 July 2009

Absence without leave!

Good morning everyone, as you read this we will be starting day 2 of our retreat in Guilford! We have been so looking forward to it and can't believe it has come around so quickly!

As you can imagine we have been up to our eyes in it for the last week so we have decided to postpone this weeks challenge till next week. When we will be back with our FAVE FIVE and 2 winners for online classes.

It has also given our fabulous DT a week off! They work so hard and we are so lucky to have them all on board!

So if you didn't have a chance to enter last weeks, you have another week to have a go!

See you soon.

The Stamp With Us Team xxx

Sunday, 5 July 2009

Stamp With Us Theme Challenge

Wow what a scorcher we have been having...........

We are so pleased to see that the hot weather hasn't stopped you from creating. Thank you for all your entries this week. Here are our fave five.






Congratulations and if you don't have it already please feel free to grab our "Fave Five" blinkie from the side bar.

Now onto the exciting bit, the winner this week who wins a FREE entry into the Stamp With Us Summer online classes is:


Congratulations, if you would like to email us at we will let you know how you can join in.

We have 3 more sets of online classes to give away over the next 3 wees so get creating, you have to be in it to win it!

This weeks challenge is a THEME challenge and this weeks theme is CHILDREN'S CARDS!
Here are out DT creations:


Cardstock: Brocade Blue, Whisper White and Basic Black
Chipboard: Circle, Letters and Dots
Punches: Scallop Oval
Markers: Basic Black
Stamp Set: A Bit of Birthday Cheer & In The Stars



Certainly Celery and Whisper White card stock

Pumpkin Pie and Sweet Always designer papers

Pumpkin Pie, Regal Rose, Certainly Celery ink pads

Pumpkin pie grosgrain ribbon

Scalloped Oval, Large Oval and 1/2" circle punches

Daily flexible Phrases and Big Bold Birthday stamp sets.


Kraft, Chocolate chip, cardstock
Chocolate chip grosgrain
Summer by the sea Stamp set
Chocolate chip ink pad

Stamps - Crazy for Cupcakes
Ink - Rose Red/So Saffron
Card - Rose Red/So Saffron
Paper - Varsity Junior DSP
Other - Rose Red Double Stitched Grosgrain ribbon/Crafter's Tool Kit/Scallop Edge punch/brads/On Board Lots of Letters (retired)

Stamps: Wild About You, Occasional Greetings
Card: So Saffron. Very Vanilla. Whisper White, Sage Shadow
Ink: So Saffron, More Mustard, Almost Amethyst, Lovely Lilac, Sage Shadow, Mellow Moss
Ribbon: So Saffron Striped
Silver Brads

Pumpkin Pie card blank
Canvas stamped background in Creamy Caramel
Wild About You
Big Deal alpha
Old Olive marker pen
Schoolbook Serif numbers
1 3/8 circle punch Scallop circle punch

Stamp sets: Just Beachy, Fresh Cuts
Cardstock: Basic Gray, Yoyo Yellow, Bashful Blue, Whisper White
Ink: Black Stazon, Old Olive
Markers: Assorted
Other: Silver Brads, ziplock bag Sticky Strip
Non-SU: Nesties, Anti-bacterial Hand Wash

Cardstock = Brights & Whisper White
Inks = Brights, Black & White Gel Pen
Punches = Rounded Tab, Star, Scallop Circle, Scallop Edge, 1 1/4' Circle, 3/4' Circle, 1/2' Circle, Oval & Corner Rounder
Other = Stampin' Glitter

I hope that you love the DT cards as much as we do and we hope that you find time in between enjoying the sunshine to join in with us this week.

The Stamp With Us Team