Thursday, 16 November 2017

Stampin' Up! 's Hot, New Stamping tool - The Stamparatus!

I am soooo happy to share this news with you. We have been waiting a long time for this. Stampin' Up! have developed their own brand new Stamping tool, the Stamparatus! And it does more than other similar tools on the market.



This tool is a game changer!


See it in action here and all its features and benefits.






I have come back from Stampin' Up! convention absolutely buzzing after seeing this tool in action. It really is brilliant. No more missed stamping, being able to stamp perfectly EVERY time, being able to stamp multiples of the same card easily with perfect alignment every time, but the best thing for me has to be that it has two window to place your stamps! You can build stamped images so easily! and it fits any size paper. The stamping plates are hinged adjustable, reversible and removable! The magnets come as standard too!

Anticipating high demand for this product Stampin' Up ! are releasing this product through a pre -order reservation system. This is the only was to be able to get one for the time being but it means you can reserve yours. No payment is required to reserve one but your name must be down to be able to get one!

The first Pre order period is 16th - 30th November and goes live tonight at 9pm

See my You Tube video on how you can get yours!




If you would like yours, you can do so at http://katebolt.stampinup.net, click on shop and fill out the form to reserve from 9pm tonight. No payment is required to reserve. Once all the slots Stampin' Up! has allocated for the first pre order is full, you will need to wait until the next pre order slots open up on December 15th so get in quickly if that's what you would like. Both demonstrators and customers are ordering them at the same time. So I will be doing the same too!

I hope you have found this useful information so you can get your hands on one. Any questions at all, do get in touch x

I really hope you like to see what I have been up to, click on the subscribe button at the top for my posts to drop into your inbox if you don't want to miss anything!


I run monthly Card Classes and Memories and More Scrapbooking crops too. Suitable for all abilities. See the dates on my events page in the side bar or contact me here for more details. I'd love to craft with you.

 If you place an on line order for between £20 and £150 please add hostess code Z29XEWW3 on checking out and I will send you a little thank you gift at the end of the month. If your order is £150 or more there is no need to add the code as you will earn your own Stampin Rewards! If there is anything you would like help with, don't hesitate to ask. I would love to earn your custom.


Have you got a big wishlist from the catalogue? Would you like to save money or would like to get your hands on all the new Stampin Up products at a great discount! join an amazing paper crafting family, have access to training and of course a great discount then JOIN MY TEAM HERE or get in touch for a chat. It really is easy. I'd love to have you in my team!

Thank you for stopping by and taking a few moments to read my blog post. If you like any of the products used you can click on all the products used at the bottom or Shop Here
I value all my customers. Without them I wouldn't be here. All my online customers receive a small thank you gift from me at the end of the month they have shopped. Happy Crafting!


Stampin' Up! Onstage 2017!


I am just about coming back down to earth I think from all the excitement of our Biannual Stampin' Up! demonstrator convention Onstage last weekend! It was AMAZING!


Stampin' Up!  do these events so well and they really do spoil us. 
Onstage is held in various locations worldwide and our local UK one was this time held in Solihull. About 450 of attended and the event was sold out in less than a day!

I travelled up and went to a team craft event nearby on Friday where we had afternoon tea, fun, crafted and were spoiled!













A beautiful gift from my team leader. It has my initial on it! 







Gorgeous view from this venue.


Demonstrators travel from all over the UK for Onstage and it is a very sociable occasion. There is always someone arranging a meal in the evening and everyone is welcome. Stampin' Up demonstrators are such a friendly bunch and always ready to welcome newcomers into the fold. The evening brought more fun and laughter as a group of us met up again for dinner.




Into bed late and up early on Saturday morning to go to Onstage.








They had a great breakfast at the hotel we stayed at including a waffle iron! I thought I'd be brave and have a go. It turned out ok didn't it?! It was delicious.




I was so thrilled to have one of my team coming to Onstage with me!



The day at Onstage is a full one, at check in you receive your convention bag full of goodies and your name badge and ribbons.  There are display boards showcasing all the brand new products from the up coming Spring Catalogue to ooh and aah over as well as sample projects too.

I was so happy to unexpectedly get a recruiting ribbon thanks to my team. 😊



 Early in the day is the perfect time to get ahead with your swapping. The convention room is full of people swapping, hugging and catching up with old friends and swapping is the perfect way to make new ones.

See here my You Tube video of my swap and all the fabulous ones I received at Onstage plus my convention bag, contents and special Stampin' Up! 30th Anniversary pin.





We had so much fun. We are thoroughly spoiled throughout the day. It Is Stampin Up's 10th Anniversary in Europe this month and after a lovely lunch we all had a celebratory cupcake as well.










Amanda with her cake 😀





We were also gifted a gorgeous Stampin Up limited edition silver 30th Anniversary pin which is what my table were all holding in these little orange bags.


We got lots of goodies throughout the day, namely stamp sets and product. I got a great one in prize patrol. They are all from the new catalogue so no spoilers here, after all it's not even Christmas yet. Needless to say I am very excited and you wont be disappointed.

We saw lots of footage from the Live Onstage event in Utah as well as lots of presentations at our own event and at 11 am  we held a 2 minute silence for Armistice day and you could have heard a pin drop in that room of 450 people. I was a little proud of that.








I caught up with friends.





More of our team.






So many demonstrators gathered together having fun. There was lots of recognition for achievements and lots of cheering! We got Stampin Up news, saw new products showcased all day, received lots of goodies and had such a great day. I always come back feeling so inspired. I have to say getting the starter kit with Stampin' Up! was the best decision ever. I have had the best time and met some amazing people. All for the love of paper and ink.  

I'm already planning for the next event and Im hoping to take more of my team along. its so much fun.  If you think you would like it too and would like to join my team, get in contact and see if its right for you. 

I really hope you like to see what I have been up to, click on the subscribe button at the top for my posts to drop into your inbox if you don't want to miss anything!


I run monthly Card Classes and Memories and More Scrapbooking crops too. Suitable for all abilities. See the dates on my events page in the side bar or contact me here for more details. I'd love to craft with you.

 If you place an on line order for between £20 and £150 please add hostess code Z29XEWW3 on checking out and I will send you a little thank you gift at the end of the month. If your order is £150 or more there is no need to add the code as you will earn your own Stampin Rewards! If there is anything you would like help with, don't hesitate to ask. I would love to earn your custom.


Have you got a big wishlist from the catalogue? Would you like to save money or would like to get your hands on all the new Stampin Up products at a great discount! join an amazing paper crafting family, have access to training and of course a great discount then JOIN MY TEAM HERE or get in touch for a chat. It really is easy. I'd love to have you in my team!

Thank you for stopping by and taking a few moments to read my blog post. If you like any of the products used you can click on all the products used at the bottom or Shop Here
I value all my customers. Without them I wouldn't be here. All my online customers receive a small thank you gift from me at the end of the month they have shopped. Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Inspire Create Challenges #005



This week over at the Inspire Create Stamping Challenges  we have a sketch challenge!





I have fallen in love with the beautiful Year Of Cheer Speciality Designer Series Papers and seem to be using them on everything. They are gorgeously foiled designs in silver and gold. 
My card base is in Whisper White and my layer is the DSP.  I have stamped the snowflakes in Pool Party and the sentiment in Island Indigo. As if the foiled DSP wasn't shiny enough I have added lots of sparkle to the card by using the Silver Foiled Snowflake and can you see the Silver Metallic Twine behind the sentiment?






To keep with the sketch I have used the Year Of Cheer Metallic Washi Tape too, to divide my card. I really love the mixed metallics that are on trend this year. So pretty.



The Year Of Cheer Suite.


I really hope you like my card. Hop over to the Inspire.Create.Challenges HERE to see what the rest of the Design Team have come up with for the challenge and to see all the other entries too! Play along with the challenge and post your link. We Would LOVE to see what you come up with. It is open to everyone and each fortnightly challenge a winner from the entries is chosen. 


All the products I use are from Stampin Up. If you would like to purchase them, click on the product images below. They will take you to my on line shop.

I really hope you like to see what I have been up to, click on the subscribe button at the top for my posts to drop into your inbox if you don't want to miss anything!


I run monthly Card Classes and Memories and More Scrapbooking crops too. Suitable for all abilities. See the dates on my events page in the side bar or contact me here for more details. I'd love to craft with you.

 If you place an on line order for between £20 and £150 please add hostess code Z29XEWW3 on checking out and I will send you a little thank you gift at the end of the month. If your order is £150 or more there is no need to add the code as you will earn your own Stampin Rewards! If there is anything you would like help with, don't hesitate to ask. I would love to earn your custom.


Have you got a big wishlist from the catalogue? Would you like to save money or would like to get your hands on all the new Stampin Up products at a great discount! join an amazing paper crafting family, have access to training and of course a great discount then JOIN MY TEAM HERE or get in touch for a chat. It really is easy. I'd love to have you in my team!

Thank you for stopping by and taking a few moments to read my blog post. If you like any of the products used you can click on all the products used at the bottom or Shop Here
I value all my customers. Without them I wouldn't be here. All my online customers receive a small thank you gift from me at the end of the month they have shopped. Happy Crafting!




Thursday, 9 November 2017

Onstage Excitement!

One of the great things about being a Stampin Up Demonstrator is being able to go to all the fun events, particularly the bi annual convention Onstage.



 It is so much fun. It is attended by hundreds of demonstrators in regions around the world. We get to see all the brand new products before they are launched,  ( so much more fun ooing and ahing with others than on your own!) get to play and take home new products and get lots of inspiration seeing them show cased for us. We also get a little spoiled.  I have made a lot of  great friends in the last couple of years with Stampin Up and these events give us the opportunity to catch up too.











Onstage Live Amsterdam

 A few of pics from our last Onstage Event in April. This was a 3 day event in Amsterdam.



I am currently in the middle of preparing my swaps for the Onstage event coming up this weekend. I have around 50 or so. Just a little favour box. So simple but would be great with any colours or papers. They would make perfect wedding favours or place settings don't you think?




Swaps are optional and how many you make is completely up to you. However I love to make swaps as I come home with a bag of 50 different swaps , lots of inspiration and often have met lots of lovely new people along the way.

I'm thrilled this time that one of my own team is coming with me and I get to share all the excitement with her as well as my larger team of whom there will be 115 in attendance! There will be somewhere between three to four hundred demonstrators at the event.

I wont be able to share any of the new products with you from the upcoming Spring Summer catalogue that we will see for quite a few weeks yet. After all we have Christmas first!  However, the perk of being able to preorder items before the public is also afforded to those joining up who wish to add them to their starter kit!  How cool is that! so if you have considered it, it will be the perfect time!

I will be back with news from Onstage and some of the fun we got up to next week.



Christmas Ribbons


A gift with a hand tied bow or a tag with a pretty ribbon makes a gift something extra special and gives your card that wow factor. or So which do you choose? Of course it would be fabulous to have it all wouldn't it.




If you would like to get your hands on all of the ribbons in the Christmas Stampin' Up! catalogue you can and for a fraction of the cost!

As a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator I can offer you a ribbon share. 




Each share is a metre of each of the ribbons in the catalogue.  There are eight in the catalogue. You can purchase one share or multiples. 

Ribbons and trim are: 

Quilted Christmas 1/4"  Ribbon
Striped Wired  7/8" Ribbon
Mini Tinsel Trim Red
Mini Tinsel Trim Silver
Jute Twine
Real Red Solid 1/8" Ribbon
Burlap 5/8" Ribbon
Jute Twine






This is a fab way to have all of the ribbons at a great price and not be left with too much left over stash either!  Of course theres nothing stopping you from buying full reels if there are particular ones you fall in love with.

Each Ribbon share costs just £6.50 and includes free postage within the UK.

1 m of 8 ribbons = £6.50
2 m of 8 ribbons = £13
3 m of 8 ribbons = £19.50
4 m of 8 ribbons = £26
Once you have ordered your ribbon share/s and payment is received I will package them up and send them straight out to you.  This ribbon share will be running throughout November only so don't delay if you would like to join in. 
Contact me here via kate@boltweb.net or through me contact here on this page or at katebolt.stampinup.net to purchase your ribbons.


I really hope you like to see what I have been up to, click on the subscribe button at the top for my posts to drop into your inbox if you don't want to miss anything!


I run monthly Card Classes and Memories and More Scrapbooking crops too. Suitable for all abilities. See the dates on my events page in the side bar or contact me here for more details. I'd love to craft with you.

 If you place an on line order for between £20 and £150 please add hostess code Z29XEWW3 on checking out and I will send you a little thank you gift at the end of the month. If your order is £150 or more there is no need to add the code as you will earn your own Stampin Rewards! If there is anything you would like help with, don't hesitate to ask. I would love to earn your custom.



If you have a big wish list from the new catalogue and want to save money or would like to get your hands on all the new Stampin Up products at a great discount! join an amazing paper crafting family, have access to training and of course a great discount then JOIN THE FUN HERE or get in touch for a chat. It really is easy. I'd love to have you in my team!

Thank you for stopping by and taking a few moments to read my blog post. If you like any of the products used you can click on all the products used at the bottom or Shop Here
I value all my customers. Without them I wouldn't be here. All my online customers receive a small thank you gift from me at the end of the month they have shopped. Happy Crafting!










Sunday, 5 November 2017

Gorgeous Stampin Up! Christmas Ribbon and Trim Offer!

 We have some stunning ribbon and trim in the Christmas Catalogue this year!


Gorgeous for gift wrapping that special present or for cards and bags.



This is the Striped Wired Ribbon, It holds its shape beautifully.




This ribbon in Real Red is a must in my stash. Perfect for tying around bags, boxes, tags, gifts and cards.




Can I have a favourite? If I have to choose, then its this beautiful Quilted Christmas in Red, Green and White.



The Black Vintage Crochet Trim is so pretty


The Burlap Ribbon looks great on all projects!



The Jute Twine is on trend and so useful




The Silver and Red Tinsel Trims give a little sparkle

A gift with a hand tied bow or a tag with a pretty ribbon makes a gift something extra special and gives your card that wow factor. or So which do you choose? Of course it would be fabulous to have it all wouldn't it.

If you would like to get your hands on all of the ribbons in the Christmas Stampin' Up! catalogue you can and for a fraction of the cost!

As a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator I can offer you a ribbon share. 




Each share is a metre of each of the ribbons in the catalogue.  There are eight in the catalogue. You can purchase one share or multiples. 

Ribbons and trim are: 

Quilted Christmas 1/4"  Ribbon
Striped Wired  7/8" Ribbon
Mini Tinsel Trim Red
Mini Tinsel Trim Silver
Jute Twine
Real Red Solid 1/8" Ribbon
Burlap 5/8" Ribbon
Jute Twine






This is a fab way to have all of the ribbons at a great price and not be left with too much left over stash either!  Of course theres nothing stopping you from buying full reels if there are particular ones you fall in love with.

Each Ribbon share costs just £6.50 and includes free postage within the UK.

1 m of 8 ribbons = £6.50
2 m of 8 ribbons = £13
3 m of 8 ribbons = £19.50
4 m of 8 ribbons = £26
Once you have ordered your ribbon share/s and payment is received I will package them up and send them straight out to you.  This ribbon share will be running throughout November only so don't delay if you would like to join in. 
Contact me here via kate@boltweb.net or through me contact here on this page or at katebolt.stampinup.net to purchase your ribbons.


I really hope you like to see what I have been up to, click on the subscribe button at the top for my posts to drop into your inbox if you don't want to miss anything!


I run monthly Card Classes and Memories and More Scrapbooking crops too. Suitable for all abilities. See the dates on my events page in the side bar or contact me here for more details. I'd love to craft with you.

 If you place an on line order for between £20 and £150 please add hostess code Z29XEWW3 on checking out and I will send you a little thank you gift at the end of the month. If your order is £150 or more there is no need to add the code as you will earn your own Stampin Rewards! If there is anything you would like help with, don't hesitate to ask. I would love to earn your custom.



If you have a big wish list from the new catalogue and want to save money or would like to get your hands on all the new Stampin Up products at a great discount! join an amazing paper crafting family, have access to training and of course a great discount then JOIN THE FUN HERE or get in touch for a chat. It really is easy. I'd love to have you in my team!

Thank you for stopping by and taking a few moments to read my blog post. If you like any of the products used you can click on all the products used at the bottom or Shop Here
I value all my customers. Without them I wouldn't be here. All my online customers receive a small thank you gift from me at the end of the month they have shopped. Happy Crafting!






Stampin' Up! 's Hot, New Stamping tool - The Stamparatus!

I am soooo happy to share this news with you. We have been waiting a long time for this. Stampin' Up! have developed their own brand new...