Wednesday, 31 October 2018

I'm in Florida!

I'm so excited!

Next week I will be joining 7,500 other Stampin' Up! Demonstrators at the OnStage Live conference in Orlando, Florida!

Stampin' Up! events are always fantastic fun, we get to see sneak peeks of the new products and upcoming catalogue, watch craft demonstrations, join in with make & takes, and much more. We always leave with a bagful of new product and a head full of new ideas and inspiration.

This one, however, is going to be a truly monumental event because Stampin' Up! are also celebrating their 30th Anniversary.

I have no idea what to expect. But I can't wait to find out!

In the meantime, I am relaxing in Amelia Island on the north east cost of Florida, tortoise-spotting, cocktail-sipping, sunset-watching and catching up on my sleep!

I do need to finish my swaps at some point - maybe tomorrow!!

Anyone else travelling from the UK for OnStage Live?

Kylie x

Tuesday, 2 October 2018

A new craft group

I have recently started leading a new craft group for over 50s at my local community centre in Shipley.

Before the first session I had no idea what to expect, who would come, how many, and what their interests and abilities would be. Coming up with a craft project was easy though - I thought I'd start with what I know - stamping!

Without a proper budget for materials I needed to raid my stash of card stock and design a couple of cards that would be simple enough for the beginner, but impressive enough to please an avid crafter.

The Painted Harvest Stamp Set caught my eye as I browsed my shelves of stamps - the gorgeous Autumnal images are perfect for this time of year.

We did 2 cards and a bookmark and had a go at stamping, punching, embossing and die-cutting.

I had 8 lovely ladies attend the session, some crafters, some not, but and all enjoyed it and all promised to be back in a fortnight!

Now to come up with the next project!

Kylie x