Saturday, 29 October 2011

Join Team Jelly October Bonus


Oooh Stampin' Up! have done it again giving away more fabulous products if you sign to become a demonstrator during OCTOBER the Starter Kit has already been re-vamped and is still only £119 for over £250 worth of value

To top that when you join during October and choose your customiseable Starter Kit, you'll receive the brand new In Colour bundle for FREE! The bundle includes the 5 new In Colour full size ink pads and a pack of mixed A4 card. Great to kick start your business.

In addition - as a thank you for joining my team during October I will give you a kit containing samples of card, ink and Markers, plus samples of ALL the designer papers too along with dates for our fabulous team training sessions.

So - give me a call on 07748 707845 or email me at bluejellystampin@sky.com and we can talk about how joining Team Jelly will really give you the opportunity to start your own fabulous Stampin' Up! business.

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Wednesday, 26 October 2011

A Door Plaque and Some Cartons

Cor I did not want to get up this morning! Zac got up in the early hours and snuggled in with us, misleading me into thinking it was almost time to get up. So by the time I'd forced myself awake - I looked at the clock and it was 3am. Of course then I couldn't get back to sleep, until the alarm was due to go off anyway. Grrr. Still it's a lovely sunny day, my boys are playing with their Thomas stuff and we're waiting for one of my teamies Louise to arrive with her little baby Grace.

In the meantime, here are some more projects made using the Nursery Nest Product suite:


I made the chipboard door sign using the backing card out of the Quick Accents packet - nothing goes to waste! Covered it with Nursery Nest paper and inked up letters from On Board Alphabet Soup. Just added a strip of numbers from the Quick Accents pack and then added an owl using the Owl Builder Punch and glued on some googley eyes.

Then, three matching Mini Milk Cartons made using the Big Shot die in Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzaz and Marina Mist. The little owl is one of the stamps in the Aviary set - which I have madly fallen in love with!

I have a stall at an outdoor craft market tomorrow in Carlton Hill, Nottingham, wrap up warm and come to visit me please!

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Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Simple Scrap Pages

I had a bit of fun making some very quick and simple scrap layouts using products from the lovely Nursery Nest product suite. If you're a bit nervous about venturing in to scrapbooking, these show that you don't have to do much to create a page. Here's the 12x12 one:


Sometimes when you look at a piece of 12x12 paper it's difficult to imagine cutting it up or doing much with it. So all I've done is added my photo of Blake smothered in humus and simply used some of the Quick Accents to add the blue ribbon, label and 'boy' sentiment. Finished off with a couple of self adhesive pearls and a little journalling on Whisper White card with a Marker, punched out to make a tag using the Decorative Label Punch. Simples. Next is a 6x6 layout, perfect to go in the new ring bound matching album!


I love this photo, it's of Zac when he used to go to a play session called Wobbly Ones, we were warned to bring spare outfits this day as they'd be playing in foam. Zac wasn't keen though and soon crawled out! I'd like to say that this design was pretty much cased from this design in the Idea book and Catalogue. I didn't have time for lots of stamping and cutting out so simply replaced that with the blue bird from the Quick Accents.


My final layout is also a 6x6 one and is the simplest layout of the three. It's showing a photo of my nieces Georgia and Eliza eight years ago when they were my bridesmaids. They've both grown up into beautiful young ladies now of course!


Here I've used Perfect Plum card and used mainly the photograph with some patterned paper, a length of White Grosgrain ribbon and some Quick Accents.

If you'd like to order any of the Nursery Nest products or if you'd like to come along to one of my scrapbooking classes, please get in touch as I'd love to hear from you.

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Monday, 24 October 2011

Adventures of Jelly and Fluffy

Yesterday I had a stand at the Nottingham Max Paper Craft show and was accmpanied by my buddy Fluffy. Here are a few photos of my stand - before the crowds arrived. We had the make and take and demo areas in the middle, displays at one end and retired stamps for sale at the opposite end.


One of the display areas:


And yes I added the letter 'I' before the show opened. That's what happens when you're making your displays late at night the night before! The other display area:


Here's the make and take, inspired by one a swap that Jules had made. Fluffy ran the make and take for me and was distraught no one knew who she was (more about that in a bit).


And here's the project I demo'd - it's a class by Jenny Moors and uses the gorgeous Mocha Morning papers:


The cards and inside:






Then the fun really started, a couple of crafting ahem 'celebs' (NOT myself and Fluffy I might add) attended the show and their table was set up in front of my stand. We had much fun standing on chairs and sticking up two fingers to make bunny ears whilst folks posed for their photos. Sadly I'm yet to see any successful bunny ears on facebook or twitter! But I did get this shot of our Fluff hyperventilating in shock behind the stand 'cos the crowds weren't asking to have their photo taken with Fluff n Jelly:





When she finally dragged herself up we had a photo taken of us!


I cropped it so you can't see my cake layer! To finish I thought I'd better share a pic of one of the celebs. I've covered up the ladies faces as I didn't get permission off them to blog this. Can you spot the Fluffster in the background holding up a Stampin' Up! sign?


 Thanks to everyone who came to visit the stand - was lovely to see you all.



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Saturday, 22 October 2011

Mocha Morning

Actually it was more of a latte than a mocha morning for me! I've just got home from visiting my lovely downline Tracy. It was her birthday this week so I popped round with her card and a bottle of bubbly and took some breakfast too, didn't make it mind, got it from Maccy D's!!! So here is the card I made for Tracy:


I've used the very delish Mocha Morning papers, like many other demos, I find myself wanting to just sit and stroke these papers, some are flocked and fluffy and others have a lush pearl effect to them. Hmm, must get another pack purely to admire and not use! I've made Tracy's card using Very Vanilla, Soft Suede and Crumb Cake card, teamed up with the yummy new Crumb Cake Taffeta Ribbon. Here's the front:


I've stamped the image from the Hostess Set Happiest Birthday Wishes in Soft Suede and cut out using the Big Shot Lots of tags sizzlets set. Do you lurve the Antique Brad? Next up the middle of the card:


I love the oval embossed frame, it's a set of two called Designer Frames. The Extra Large Oval punch fits perfectly in the centre. I've created the sentiment by combining stamps from For My Family. Finally the third part of the card:


You can see here I've used the Big Shot Stripes Embossing folder - I have on the front too but it didn't show up too well on the photo. The sentiment is again from Happiest Birthday Wishes. Hope you like it. I was very much inspired to make this after some I'd seen on Jenny Moores' blog.

I have to race now to get myself ready for the Max Paper Craft Show in Nottingham tomorrow, so much still to get done...eeek! Don't forget if you come to the show to visit my stand - I have Stampin' Up! goody bags for just £5 plus retired sets and punches for sale as well as a fabulous display, demonstrations and Make and Takes too!

The show is at the Harvey Hadden Stadium in Bilborough and doors open 10am - 3pm. I believe a chap called Nigel off a certain craft channel is also going to be there!

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Thursday, 20 October 2011

Big Top Fun

Blimey, the Indian Summer has well and truely gone hasn't it? I'm first to admit to being a bit nesh and have had the heating on for the last hour! Had to scrape the ice off the car this morning too - shudders!

As I said the other day, I'd been having a bit of a play with new set Under The Big Top and have a couple more cards to share with you:


Excuse the shadow across the photo, I keep dashing into the conservatory when the sun comes out and it clouds over again before I get chance to get a decent photo! I've used patterned papers here from Big Top Birthday and hand cut the bunting and the balloon and layered over more DSP from the same pack and a strip of Old Olive DSP too. The sentiment is stamped from Under The Big Top and punched out using the Decorative Label Punch.

Next up is the strong man, no Big Top would be complete without him!


I got the idea of using the In Colour brads as his weights from a card sample I saw at leadership training. I've combined stamp sets here and used Pennant Parade as I think they go together perfectly. Even better now we have the Petite Pennants Builder Punch to go with! Last year I sat patiently cutting out loads of bunting from another co-ordinating stamp set Party This Way to span across two 12x12 layouts. Humph!

Must dash, lots to get on with this afternoon!
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Wednesday, 19 October 2011

All About The Tequilla Body Slammer....

So, today I've been busy doing mroe prep for the Max Paper Craft Show this Sunday in Nottingham, and I set about makinga new page for my scrapbook. I wanted to use the Flirtatious papers and thought a flirty theme for my layout would be apt.

Not that I'm a particularly flirty person I might add, I'm happily married and love my Hubby to bits. BUT....a girl must have fun on her hen day and join in the fun and when I was given a list of dares to carry out on mine, I was only to happy to oblige.

If you're of a nervous disposition, please don't worry - in comparison to some hen pranks, this was a very tame affair! Here I am experiencing my first (and last) tequilla body slammer......


I've used Whisper White 12x12 for my background and punched a border using the Lace Ribbon Border punch and filled the gaps with punched circles. the huge doilie is cut out from a 12x12 patterned sheet of Flirtatious papers and the letters die cut using the Timeless Type Big Shot dies.

I've told the tale leading up to said tequilla body slammer in my jounalling - more than I'd normally write, but I'd hate anyone to flick through my scrapbook, find this page and make the assumption this is a normal daily occurence for Jelly.

If you've not yet figured it out - I have the tequilla shot on the table ready to drink, my helpful waiter has a wedge of lime gripped in his teeth and erm, I'm about to pour salt on his chest! Don't worry - my Mum was there to supervise and make sure I did it right!

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Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Time for a case

I saw some fabulous project ideas when I attended Stampin' Up! leadership training in September and decided to have a bit of a play and case some of the projects. These are made using Under The Big Top and really inspired me to get creating. I've changed the colours and added a few bits:


We were so lucky that we were given this stamp set at training, I'm really pleased as I think I may have overlooked it in the catalogue for a while! I've used a colour combo of  Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Peach Parfait and Whisper White to coordinate with the Big Top Birthday papers. I love the simplicity of this first card and it would be so easy to replicate in other colours and using alternative stamps too.

I've used Solid Stripes background stamp and added a Brights Button. The white thread is trimmed from the edge some white organza ribbon.


This next one uses paper piecing and layering but still leaves an uncluttered card. It uses the Fun Flowers Big Shot die layered with the Scallop Circle punch.


I enjoyed making this one the most as it meant I got to have another play with the Perfect Pennant Big Shot die!


I'm busy getting my display boards ready for my stand at the Max Paper Craft Show in Nottingham this coming Sunday, I hope you'll be able to pop and say 'hello'.

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Monday, 17 October 2011

More Gift Ideas

I've had such a busy weekend that today I'm having a chill out day with my boys, we've turned the lounge into Thomas Land and seem to have added a load of lego in there too. I haven't had a full day with both my boys for over a week now so I'm loving it.

My last couple of posts have shown you some gift ideas I've made and today is no different! Here I've prettied up some pencil sets and added cupcake erasers too:


I've used Regal Rose card combined with the new in colour papers in Pool Party - mmm what a yummy combination. i've displayed these on Wysteria Wonder patterned paper - they all look so lush together. The hearts are die cut using the Big Shot Timeless Type alpha set - did you know it contains shapes and symbols too? So useful!

Back to my day of playing with trains!

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Saturday, 15 October 2011

All Wrapped Up

An early post from me today as I am about to load up the car and head off to set up for the craft fair at the John Godber Centre, Oggle Street, Hucknall. If you want to pop and visit my stall, the doors open from 10 - 4.

I've made a few gifts this week, do you like these cute stationery sets?


Clearly I didn't make the stationery sets themselves! I bought them and wrapped them up in gorgoues Baja Breeze and new in colour Cameo Coral. I've used the matching designer papers and used the lace border punch to create the lovely strip across the front. I love the crinkled effect the seam binding ribbon creates too.


Righto, I'd better get on!

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Friday, 14 October 2011

A Spooky Treat

As a rule I don't really do much for Halloween - the  boys aren't old enough yet to understand what it's all about. But I couldn't resist using the new Frightful Sight papers, they're so spooky! So I made 30 containers, each with a  packet of jelly sweets inside:


If you're not a huge fan of Halloween, you'll still love these papers as they are double sided and the reverse sides have spots and stripes etc - perfect for those awkward to make cards for chaps! The bats are stamped from the very versatile set Every Little Bit, just stamped on Peach Parfait card, punched out and layered on a Basic Black Scallop Circle.

Can't stop, Jelly has a whole day without boys and has much to do! I've got a stall at a craft fair at the john Godber Centre in Hucknall tomorrow, so if you want to pop by and see me demonstrate - that's where I'll be!

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Tuesday, 11 October 2011

A Hostess Gift and a New Job!

Last time I posted I was off to Kathy's party. I had a fab time and really enjoyed showing off some of the new products too. I thought I'd share with you the Hostess Gift I demonstrated and gave to Kathy:


It's gift pack filled with gift tags and accessories too. I made it using the new set Tags Til Christmas, you can make much more than just tags with it but I thought I'd make a start with something obvious! I used the gorgeous new Lace Ribbon Border Punch on it too. Here are the contents:

I've used a 6x6 scrapbook pocket and lined it with paper from Holly Berry bouquest Speciality Paper. It's gorgeous, very traditional and some of the papers are embossed and glittered, yummy!

If you'd like to book a party with me and be the hostess of your own Stampin' Up! workshop, please simply email or phone me. As hostess, just like Kathy, you'll earn freebies based on the amount your guests spend - so invite lots of them!

Now about the new job, it's not me, it's hubby! We took the boys out to the Nottingham Goose fair on Sunday afternoon - all wrong as it was sunny and 20 degrees instead of raining and muddy! Anyway, we came across this and I made James stand in front of it:


And all these years I thought he was an electrician - just goes to show!

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Friday, 7 October 2011

Perfect Pennants and Stampers Club

Blimey where has the day gone? I'm off out tonight to do a Stampin' Up! workshop for Kathy, can't wait - hoping she earns oodles of Hostess Rewards. The focus of the party is going to be Christmas so I made a little bunting using the new Perfect Pennants Big Shot die:


I've used a colour combo of Old Olive, Real Red, Chocolate Chip and Very Vanilla. The bunting is mainly created using the Perfect Pennants die, I love the large triangles and the gorgeous scallop edged circles. The top edges have been made using the Top Note die and the lettering using the Timeless Type Alpha set. Both circles have been punched using the 1 3/4" and 1 3/8" circle punches.


You can see in the photo above that I've embossed the pennants using the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder too. All strung together using some Early Espresso grosgrain ribbon.

So are you loving all the new products so far? Why not spread the cost of your love of crafting and join my latest virtual hostess club? It's due to start on the 15th of this month and I have 4 places remaining. When you join the club you receive a FREE copy of the new Idea Book and Catalogue and will commit to placing a minimum order of £15 a month for 10 months. On one of those months you get to be the virtual hostess and take advantage of the hostess rewards without having to host a workshop. You'll also get a FREE make and take project each month and you'l find the tutorial to make it on the club blog. Each month one club member will also find a bonus product in with their order!

Wanna join in the fun? Email me at bluejellystampin@sky.com or call me on 07748 707845.

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Thursday, 6 October 2011

A Merry Medley

Well not ones to fear germs Fluffy and Sweet Cheeks came to visit today which was sooo lovely. The boys have all started to play nicely together now and are learning to share, well almost. Me and the Fluffy one even got to eat a cupcake and drink tea whilst it was still hot!

Anyhoo, I thought I'd better tell you about the new Hostess Rewards. They've changed y'see! Now then, if you host a party (or place an individual order) of £150 you'll automatically receive £25 Hostess Pounds. You can choose to spend these on special hostess exclusive products at amazing prices or - anywhere in the catalogue. The most expensive Hostess Product is £20, so there's nothing you can't choose!

PLUS - if your workshop or order totals £300 you even get to earn a full priced item at 50% off - how affordable does that make the Big Shot sound to you?

Here's a project I've made using one of the Hostess sets Happiest Birthday Wishes:


I've used Melon Mambo, Bashful Blue and Crumb Cake and stamped the sentiment in Melon Mambo ink. The butterfly is one of those items that I think often gets overlooked in the catalogue, so turn to page 103 where you'll see the chipboard set On Board Merry Medley. I popped out the butterfly and covered it with patterned paper from Beyond the Garden and then ran it through the Big Shot using the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder. In fact, look on page 97 of the catalogue and you'll see where I cased this card from!

Here are the Hostess Rewards:


If you live in Nottingham and surrounding areas and would like to host your own Stampin' Up! workshop, please give me a call on 07748 707845 or email me at bluejellystampin@sky.com

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