Sunday, 2 October 2011

ILWS New Catalogue Blog Hop

If you have just joined the blog hop here then welcome and enjoy your trip.
If you have arrived from Vicky's blog didn't she show us some amazing products showcasing new items from the catalogue.

Way back at the start of the month I mentioned that as a demo I had the opportunity to order some of the new products earlier and I showed you this sneak peek of something I had made using the new exclusive Stampin' Up! fabric.

Well this is the bag that I made. It uses two complete pieces of fabric. You get three pieces of fabric in each pack and each piece is approx 68.6cm x 45.7cm. This is the Timeless Portrait Fabric (item # 122337) and is priced at £8.95 per pack.
I also used some Basic Black Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (#115615 £10.25) for the handles.

If you'd like to know how to make this bag check back later in the week when I hope to be posting a tutorial.

Also in my pre-order were the new 2011-13 In-Colours, Pennant Parade Stamp set (p37) and the new Petite Pennants builder Punch (p119). And I used all of these to make the following birthday card. The sentiment is from the fab hostess set Happiest Birthday Wishes (p8) and I'll tell you further on about the amazing new hostess benefits that have been introduced.

The new in-colours used on this card are from L-R Calypso Coral, Pool Party and Wisteria Wonder.

However as we're talking about in-colours this might be a good time to mention the new recruitment promotion.

Be a part of the ‘In Color’ crowd!

A new Idea Book & Catalogue means new In Colors—a collection of fresh and trendy colours that are introduced each year. And during October, you can get select 2011-2013 In Color products for FREE when you join the Stampin’ Up! family!

Join in October and get the Card Stock and Classic Pad In Color Kit—containing five Classic Stampin’ Pads and an assortment of A4 card stock in Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade, Wisteria Wonder, and Island Indigo—absolutely FREE!

This kit—a £27.95 value—in addition to the many new and exciting products you’ll receive in the recently updated new-demonstrator Starter Kit (£119, valued at more than £250!) gives you the tools you need to start a successful business or simply support a hobby you already love.

If you would be interested in getting the products you love at a 20 percent discount, in addition to the many other benefits of being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator please contact me for more information. I would love to have you join me in my growing team.

One of the other perks of being a demonstrator is that we get to go to Stampin' Up Training events. These are great fun getting together with other demonstrators and when I attended training in Edinburgh recently one of the gifts we were given was the new Under the Big Top set (p31). Co-ordinating Designer Series Papers and Quick Accents pack are also available.

I used this set to make an easel style birthday card for my friend's son's 5th birthday (and made a couple spare as well).

And the Designer Series papers are from the Just Add Cake pack (p98)

Now about those new hostess benefits! It's fantastic news. Now when your workshop (or order) totals £150 or more you will get at least £25 to spend in the catalogue. You can chose to spend the money on anything at all in the catalogue or in the exclusive hostess section. What's more you get much better value in the hostess section as these items are priced at a lower amount than similar stamp sets. So even with just £25 worth of hostess pounds you could end up with as much as two stamp sets and an exclusive designer series paper pack for FREE!

And it gets even better - if your workshop total is over £300 you can chose any item in the catalogue for half price - so you could even get a Big Shot for only £44 or the full set of Stampin' Write markers for only £45 - the choice is yours.

More details in table below. And hopefully if you click on the table it should take you to a pdf showing you pictures of all the exclusive hostess sets.

Another way to get your hands on the exclusive hostess sets would be to join my stampers 6 group starting towards the end of this month - see top of blog for more information. Places are limited so if you are interested do please get in touch as soon as possible.

My goal this year is to increase the number of workshops I do so if you live in the West of Scotland (I am based in Largs) please give me call or contact me by email if you would like to take advantage of the new hostess programme and earn lots of FREE product.

Now click on the link to Julie's blog for the next stop on our tour. I am sure you will find lots of wonderful ideas on Julie's blog to inspire you.
And in case you get lost or there are broken links just pop back here for the full list of stampers taking part in this hop.

Thank you for visiting and if you'd like to leave a comment I'd be very pleased to hear what you think of the new catalogue and products :-)

1. Lauralou
2 AlisonP
3 Glittermum
4. Theresa M
5. SarahLP
6. Sassy Stamper (Elaine)
7. Sarastamper (
8. JJ66
9. Evy c
10. DonnaM
11. Scrappydiva
12. Natalie
14. Vicky
15. Maggie (maggiemae)
16. Julie H (The Crafty Bug)
17. Elizabeth (Stash Fairy)
18. Michelle (ShellieStamps)
19. Keren.
20. Emma (Daisydaye)
21. Rachel (Rachel)
22. Valerie (valmoody)
23. Kara (KaraM)
24. Sarah (IOW Sarah
25. Tracey Rossos
26. Patricia (Beckscraft)
27. Sarah-Jane
28. Claire
29. Cupcake
30. Kimf
31. carolineskinner
32. Emma_H
33. Sally - Pink Sky. x
34. Carolyn
35. Tina
36. Hayley (craftydevils)
37. allyf -


Sara said...

Love the bag. You make me feel so guilty that I've not got my sewing machine out to use with the fabric yet.

Sara xx

Margaret said...

Wow Maggie that bag is amazing!
Margaret x

tinafaghy said...

I just love that bag- fabulous. Great crads too.x

Hayley said...

Look forward to seeing the bag tutorial, hope an inexperienced sewer can do it.

Kathy Simpson said...

I haven't gotten round to using the fabric yet either, but the sewing machine's gonna have to get dusted of tonight after seeing your fabulous creation!

ally fiddy said...

Love thebag, might have to change my mind about that pattern. The cards are gorgeous too.

TwinTrouble said...

I love the bag... and those cards are gorgeous, the colours go so well together... wish i'd ordered that set now instead of thinking i'll get it next time!!!

Donna Keene said...

I love this bag, might have to make one! TFS Dx

Scrapin' It & Stampin' It said...

Wow, what fantastic projects

Airing cupboard stamping said...

Wow your projects are stunning I certainly love those easel cards.

Thank you for taking part in the blog hop x x

Doreen said...

Gorgeous bag, many thanks for agreeing to my request. xx

Emma Harrison said...

Gorgeous bag and I love the circus cards!

SarahLP said...

Fantastic bag!! Persuaded me to buy this fabric.. so look forward to seeing your tutorial later in the week!

Sarah x

Sarah-Jane said...

Wow! what a lovely lot of projects, I love them all, and aren't the new in colours just fab?!
Hugs xx


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