Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Do you love to Plan?

I can't tell you how excited I was when I saw that we were going to be offering a Planner, being a planner girl myself I couldn't wait to get this in my own hands!

It is so sturdy, I love the ring bound system which allows you to add any pages into your planner should you desire but most of all I love how pretty it is.

It comes with lots of accessories too, stickers, post it notes, pocket pages and clear photo pockets too!

Each month is divided with a tab dashboard, each decorated so sweet and I love the monthly spread page too, can you tell I'm excited!!!

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Planning for me is a big part of my life.  I've always loved to write and since I can remember have loved paper and stickers.

I can't wait to put pen to paper and get organising with this great new stationery addition and will keep you updated with how I decide to plan with it.

If you'd like to get a little more organised with your life, why not make a purchase and let the planner help you to be more productive, or this would make a perfect gift for an upcoming birthday.

There's still time to use this month's Hostess Code

To visit my online shop just click on the picture of the Planner below and you will automatically be directed, shopping is quick and easy and when your order exceeds £25 I will send you a little gift next month to say thank you for shopping with me!


Thursday, June 1, 2017

New 2017/18 Catalogue is LIVE

It's Here!!  
The 2017/18 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue

I know lots of you have been waiting for this, there have been so many sneak peaks that the excitement has really built and today, finally, I can share this amazing beauty with you all!

Those of you attending my Catalogue Launch on 5th June will automatically receive a catalogue from me, but if you don't already have a demonstrator and would like to place an order please get in touch and I will arrange to send you a catalogue.

To view the online version of the catalogue click on the following link

I have far too many favourites already, but here's a couple that I know are going to get lots of use from me!

The new In Colours are fabulous!

I have two classes scheduled using this amazing Kit on 22nd and 23rd June, an email was sent out separately regarding this, spaces are limited on each date so book early!

Oh My!!  A Planner, how exciting is that for all of us who love to get organised, BUT it's not just for planning your everyday events, I'm hoping to do so much more with this great new product, I hope you will join me at an upcoming event, watch this space!

I fell in love with this set called "Bike Ride" when I was given it at On Stage in Amsterdam in April, I can finally now order the co-ordinating dies to go with it and they are sure to be first on my wish list!

"This Little Piggy", sooooooo cute!!

And announcing.......


Stampin' Up! have designed their own system for preserving your memories by way of storing your photographs, a pocket system like we had previously, but at a much lower price which is brilliant.  Each card set includes stickers and acetate layers and all in our own fabulous colours to co-ordinate with things that you already have.

I will be holding classes and events helping you to keep control of how you store your photographs, maybe you aren't in the habit of printing them off and simply store them on your phones or on discs?  Well I'm going to show you how easy it is to create pages that can be shared with others and passed down through generations, such a rewarding process and something that you don't have to give away like the cards you make!

So that was just a very brief look at some of my favourites so far, I hope you managed to get to the bottom of this post before heading off to view the Online Version!

If you would like to shop online with me, don't forget to use my
Hostess Code if your order is over £25 and under £150


Tuesday, May 23, 2017

New Catalogue Launch and BOGOF event

Just lately I seem to be waking very early, it could be that I have lots going around in my head as there's lots going on here, but it could also be that we need some blackout linings on our bedroom curtains!!

For me it's not a problem as I'm a definite morning person, being awake with the birds suits me as long as I can get up and get on with things, I'm not a lounge in bed kinda person!  The pitfall of these early mornings is that by 9pm I'm actually pooped!!

So today I wanted to remind you all about my upcoming


I would love you to join me on this evening

Monday 5th June 6.30pm for a 7.00pm start
Whitminster Village Hall

You will get the opportunity to purchase my retiring products at full price then choose brand new products from the 2017/18 catalogue up to the same value for FREE.

The cost will be £5 which includes your own copy of the catalogue, 2 make and take projects plus light refreshments of tea/coffee and cakes

I will begin with a demonstration and brief catalogue tour then you can shop till your hearts content before sitting to relax making your cards.


Please email me at stampinkerry@aol.com
or call/message me on 07717 068909 / 01452 740532


Thursday, May 18, 2017

Cards for men

Why do we find it so hard to make cards for the men in our lives, I know most of us are in the same boat on this one.

Creating a pretty card is just too easy isn't it, but when we need one for a middle aged man I always struggle.  I find making cards for little ones much less challenging, but older men is tricky, I know I'm not alone!

I recently ran a class using the High Tide stamps that are in the Spring/Summer Catalogue, and I'm happy to say they will be carrying over into the new 2017/18 Annual Catalogue.
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 So here's a creation made with the set....
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I used one of the scallop squares dies from the Layering Squares set, placing my top plate away from one edge of the die so as not to cut a square, then I replaced it back into my big shot and cut the other end doing the same with my top plate, I think I need to do a tutorial post on how this is done with pictures to explain!

A very simple card to create, the sponging adds a lovely effect

We made 2 other cards at the class and I will be back to share these with you soon, in the meantime, don't forget we still have the retired list available with lots of reduced items so why not check it out

and also the Eastern Palace early release suite of products

You can visit my shop here to view any of these items or simply click on one of the product pictures below to be directed

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Eastern Palace Suite.... early release bundles available

Have you seen this great new early release Suite?

The Eastern Palace Suite is now available to purchase head of the Annual Catalogue launch in June.

Take a look at the video for a closer look at these lovely new items.

You can purchase either bundle of products listed below

If you would like to place an online order for one of these bundles, or anything else that you are NEEDING (there's always something we need to have isn't there!)

Shop online and spend between £25 and £150 and use my Hostess Code and I will send you a little gift in the post to say thank you.


Wednesday, May 3, 2017

The gorgeous "Bike Ride" set is coming

Stampin' Up! hold 2 events each year called On Stage, these are events that are filled with Inspiration, Excitement, Fun, Friendship and Laughter.  I come away feeling energised and re-fuelled for what lies ahead.

There are several reasons why I love these events so much...

I get to meet up with Demonstrators that I don't see that often
I get to see sneak peaks of products that are upcoming
I get to play with new upcoming products and make samples to take away
I receive a copy of the new upcoming Stampin' Up! catalogue
I get to swap cards with fellow Demonstrators
I receive an On Stage bag filled with goodies
We have Prize Patrols and giveaways
I get to spend valuable time with Team Members
I learn great business tips and come away feeling energised

Of course a favourite part is receiving FREE new product, and this all attendee giveaway was no exception.

It's called "Bike Ride" and I am totally in love with it.

A fabulous set of stamps that contains a huge number of images that all work together but could be used alone with other images.  I love the little basket that could be filled with a multisite of different items.

Here's a card I made using the set....
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I just love how cute this set is, there are lots of images that go with this bike, a dog, books, fruit, the possibilities will go on and on with this set.  I'm looking forward to getting the co-ordinating dies next month, I do love a bit of fussy cutting but time is always against me and you know how speedy it is to cut out with the Big Shot machine.

So whilst we have new products coming, we are still saying goodbye to lots of our favourites so don't forget to check out the Retired List, follow this link to view the full list

or simply stop by my


Don't forget to use this month's Hostess Code if your order is over £25 and below £150, I can then send you a little gift in the post at the beginning of June to say thank you for shopping with me.


Friday, April 28, 2017

Retiring Products going fast.....

So we are a couple of weeks into the Retired List and although things have sold out, some very very quickly, there's still plenty of discounted items left for you to choose from.

Here's the link if you'd like to take a look


Last week my classes focussed around the "Jar of Love" bundle.  This is such a gorgeous set of jam jars, flowers and other images, including some greetings too.

Now although the stamps and dies will be carrying over into the new Annual Catalogue in June, they won't be available as a bundle, so if your'e thinking of making a purchase, do it sooner rather than later.

Here's one of my cards, I used the lovely "Hardwood" background stamp {{love this}}, so happy it's staying with us for another year!

My colour combo is Sweet Sugarplum, Bermuda Bay and Whisper White.
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Don't forget to check out the Retired List

and the updated Clearance Rack

and if you're placing an online order over £25 but less than £150 use my latest Hostess Code