Monday, 31 May 2010

Stamp With Us Retreat

Stamp With Us wanted to remind you about our next retreat in Haslemere, Surrey.
8.00am Saturday 4th September – 5.00 pm Sunday 5th September 2010 at Branksome Place, Hindhead Road, Haslemere , Surrey, GU27 3PL
Classes start at 8.30am on both days and each day will consist of classes taught by
Monica Gale, Natalie O’Shea and Zoe Pierson.

Classes will include a mixture of techniques and projects and will use Stampin’ Up! products. There will be an assortment of papercraft classes and each class will be around two hours long. Previous classes consisted of mini albums, scrapbook pages, boxes, paper handbags and lots of cards. All products are included in the cost – you only need to bring a basic tool kit with you. Full details of what you need to bring will be sent to you a week or two before the event.

Over the experience of the last two events, we have come to the conclusion that most of you would like an all-inclusive price, so we are happy to offer the following:

At Branksome Place, all rooms are for one occupant, therefore, the following prices
apply per person in your own rooms:

To join us all day Saturday and enjoy all of the classes, lunch, dinner, Party Night, overnight accommodation Saturday night, Sunday classes and Sunday breakfast and lunch, the cost per person is £350.00.

If you wish to stay the Friday night to make sure you are refreshed and ready for your early Saturday morning start, then for accommodation in your own single room and breakfast on Saturday morning can be arranged for an additional £70.

Depending upon our numbers, we *may* be able to accommodate a couple Day Delegates, please contact us for more information and prices on this option if you are interested.

At the beginning of your stay, you will have your own table where you will sit for each class and make your “own”. There will be unlimited coffee, tea and snacks available throughout the day. Lunch will be provided each day too with a hot and cold buffet on the Saturday and a Roast lunch on the Sunday.

Please email us for more information and a booking form. Places are not confirmed until deposits are received.

We really look forward to seeing you so that you can come and STAMP WITH US!

Natalie, Zoe & Monica!

Sunday, 23 May 2010

Stamp With Us Sketch Challenge

Good morning WOW how exciting it is for us in the UK to finally have a little bit of sunshine, we hope that you are enjoying it!

What an exciting week it has been for the European Stampin' Up! demonstrators! They have just announced this years convention!!!!! It takes place in November and is the highlight of the demonstrators calender!!!!!! Hopefully we will see lots of fellow demos there.

Next an apology.......Mr Linky has been missing in action! I have tried to rectify it for last week with no joy. There have been some gorgeous entries left in the comments box but I know that some ladies have been unable to link. So we will leave the "Top Spot" for this challenge and will have two for the next one instead!

Onto this weeks challenge, this week it is a sketch challenge and this is the sketch that we would like you to use for your inspiration, as usual please make sure that you include at least one Stampin' Up! product.

Here are our DT creations for this challenge:
Stamps sets:
Bird on a Branch, Vintage Vogue, Seeing Spots
Ink Pads: Versamark, So Saffron, Soft Suede
Cardstock: Whisper White, So Saffron, Soft Suede
Accessories: Soft Suede Ribbon, Latte Buttons, 1 1/4 circle punch, 1 1/8 circle punch

Crazy for Cupcakes , Vintage Vogue and Sincere Salutations stamp sets
Two step bird, Large and scalloped Oval, Eyelet edge punches
Old Olive satin ribbon
Melon Mambo, Old Olive card stock, So Saffron designer paper
Stamps: Say It With Scallops
Paper: Cottage Wall
Ink: Rich Razzlebury
Card: Rich Razzlebury, Orchid Opulence & Whisper White
Punches: Boho blossoms
Ribbon: Rich Razzlebury polka dot ribbon
Stamps: Flight of the Butterfly and Bird on a Branch
Cardstock: Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Kraft and Soft Suede.
Ink: Rich Razzleberry
Other: White Signo Gel Pen, Rich Razzleberry Polka Dot Ribbon, Butterfly Punch, Boho Blossoms Punch, flat back pearl from Pretties Kit, Cutter Kit
Stamps: Greenhouse Garden, Frames with Flourishes, Vintage Vogue
Ink: Almost Amethyst, Chocolate Chip and Lavender Lace
Card: Almost Amethyst, Whisper White
DSP: Sweet Pea Stack
Rhinestone Brads, Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon, Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint

Stamp set: Nursery Necessities and sentiment from Happy Moments SAB set
DSP: Bashful Blue designer patterns
Card stock: Bashful Blue, Ballet Blue, Kraft, Whisper White
Pens: Ballet Blue
Linen Thread
Word Window punch
Non SU - blue buttons
Stamp sets: Medallion, Vintage Labels (sentiment)
Cardstock: Night of Navy, Taken with Teal, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White
Ink: Night of Navy, Tempting Turquoise, Certainly Celery, Creamy Caramel, Versamark
DSP: Autumn Days
Punch: Boho Blossoms
Other: Clear EP, Gold Brads

Thank you so much for stopping by, you have until Sat 5th June to finish your sketch creation! Hopefully this time Mr Linky will behave himself!!!!!!

See you soon

Zoe, Nat & Monica XXX

Sunday, 9 May 2010

Stamp With Us Colour Challenge

Good morning and welcome to another Stamp With Us challenge, thank you so much for all your entries this time round we love looking at all your creations.

We are half way through our online classes and are having a ball! So far we have had cards, clocks, sketches, mini books, flying butterflies and we are only half way through! You can still join in, just click the join now button and let the fun begin!

On to this weeks TOP SPOT! Congratulations go to:


Congratulations Trudy feel free to grab the top spot blinkie from the right hand side!!!!! Be sure to check out her blog she has some stunning creations on there!

Onto this weeks challenge, this week it is a colour challenge and this is the picture that we would like you to take your colour inspiration from:
Here are the DT creations:

Stamps: Fun & Fastnotes
Papers: Hostess paper pad
Card:Whisper White, Yo Yo Yellow & Brilliant Blue
Other: Silver brads, Mat pack, Scallop edge punch & Star Punch

Stamps: All for Friends
Card: Sahara Sand, Glorious Green, YoYo Yellow, Ballet Blue, Real Red & Whisper White
Ink: YoYo Yellow, Ballet Blue, Real Red, Whisper White
Other: Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon, Frost White Shimmer Paint

Stamps - In the Stars
Card - Whisper White/Real Red
Ink - Real Red/Yoyo Yellow/Lovely Lilac
Other - Corner Chomper
Stamp sets: Flight of the Butterfly, Touch of Nature
Cardstock: Kraft, Old Olive, Whisper White
Ink: Yoyo Yellow, Almost Amethyst, Real Red, Versamark
Other: White EP, Paper Piercing Tool, Mat Pack

Stamps: Fun & Fast Notes and Nursery Necessities.
Card: Whisper White, Real Red, Brocade Blue and Yo Yo Yellow.
Ink: Versamark
Other: Piercing tool and mat pack, White embossing powder, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Clear gem, White embroidery thread and Heat tool.Real Red Playground Designer Button.

As usual we can't wait to see what you come up with! You have up till the 22nd May to complete this challenge so get crafting!

The Stamp With Us team