Friday 5 January 2018

Fun with friends

I can talk to you about becoming a demonstrator and the discount on your purchases and the additional bonuses, but one of the less obvious benefits is the friendships that you form.
I have spent some great times with my upline, Joanne, (known to many as the Crafty Owl). We have shared many a hotel room over the last few years,and lay awake until the early hours chatting and laughing. We've shared waffles and chips in Belgium and pancakes in Amsterdam. This week we had arranged to meet up for coffee and share our plans and dreams for the coming year. Imagine my excitement when she posted that she had received her stamparatus, the new stamp positioning tool that Stampin' Up! has developed. Joanne was part of the worldwide team of demonstrators who had been involved in the development of this fabulous tool and all that crafting know how is the reason why, in my opinion, it is going to set itself apart from all the others on the market. As a well deserved reward for all their hard work, over many months, this team of demonstrators who had worked on the project, understandably, received theirs first. We still shared our hopes and dreams, but because I'm a lucky girl, Joanne also shared her new toy.

On a whim we decided to create a video on my phone of me using the stamparatus. It was impromptu and is not edited in any way. We quickly came up with a plan for the card we were going to create and then action.....

And here is the card we created using the "Amazing You" stamp set and the "Celebrate You "thinlits.

I was already excited about the prospect of receiving my stamparatus in about a month, but now I really can't wait. I liked the size, the weight, the ease of use and the sheer possibilities it offers. If you haven't already reserved your tool, the next opportunity will be when the annual catalogue launches in June, but that will give you lots of time to soak up all the inspiration that will be coming your way over the next few months. And I mustn't forget the delights of that stamp set and die combo. The "Amazing You" stamp set and "Celebrate You" thinlits are both offerings in the Sale-a-Bration catalogue, so this means you can't buy them, but you can earn them. You can choose the stamp set with a £45 order. The dies are available as a choice with a £90 order. It is worth noting that these dies will be available to purchase in the 2018-2019 catalogue, but why pay for them then, when you could earn them now.

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

If you have been inspired to become part of the Stampin' Up! family, I would love to welcome you.
Check out more details HERE
and don't forget, during Sale-a-Bration you can add 2 extra free stamp sets of your choice to your starter kit.


1 comment:

  1. You are so right Helen - yesterday was another fun day spent together on our Stampin' journey! Loved sharing my new toy with you - and the video is fab for an impromptu effort!! Looking forward to playing again soon xx