Monday 9 September 2013

Stepping into September

Wow!  September is here, we really are on the countdown for Christmas now!  It has been all busy here as usual with lots of news to share with you all again too. SU seem to be keeping us Demos on our toes with offers, news and new releases of exciting features, more to be revealed as you read on here. 

First of all a big thank you to all of you who came to my Open House on Sat 31st Aug.  We had plenty to share and everyone went home pleased with the card they made and their freebies earnt with their orders from the new catalogue.  Well, all orders have already been delivered so by now I expect they are being well played with at home!

Thank you to all the wonderful ladies too who stopped by at the Sandown Stitch and Craft Show on Thursday 5th Sept.  I had a great day there and really enjoyed stopping and talking to everyone to learn how they craft and what products they like.  We had demos on the stand, a class running in the classroom at the centre and Make and Take sessions  running throughout the day on stand too.  The ladies all loved the products and everyone was so complimentary of the samples on show too.

For my demo at Sandown I was using the Festive Flurry stamps and Dies combo to make this beautiful card.  You may have seen the peek of it last month for the catalogue launch.  The card is a simple layered look with Coastal Cabana (In Colours 2013-2015), Pistachio Pudding (In Colours 2013-2015) and Pool Party (Subtles) colours.

I think the card background of the Northern Flurry emboss folder makes this card really look special and the 'Merry Christmas' from the carryover Greetings of the Season stamp set looks really elegant on it.  The silver ink is the fabulous metallic silver Encore ink pad we have in the new Autumn/Winter catalogue, this is going to get some use this Christmas and even better, it comes in Gold too!

What a finish though, the Frosted Finish embellishment.  It just gives the card the polished sparkle it needs with the looped silver ribbon to mount it on too (quicker and easier than a bow!).  There's more Festive Flurry to come, but if you love this card and want to come along and make your Christmas cards early then take a look at my Events & Classes page (top tab on this blog) to book yourself a place.  You can come and stack your Christmas cards to give beautiful unique cards like this this festive season.  There's still time to book on the first Stamp-a-stack class on the 21st September.

Now, what news does SU bring us, well I can hardly keep it from you now can I.  SU have launched the Online Store in the last couple of days.  What does this mean for you?  You can shop with me directly online and browse the products 24/7. To Shop with me when returning to this blog just click on the image to the top right of this page 'Click here to SHOP ONLINE with me' or click Shop Here now and then when you see my new SU website, just click on 'SHOP'.  Make sure it says Suzanne Tilney at the top of the page and then go through and setup your account with me and start shopping. Simple!

Of course, you can still contact me directly via the phone and through email if you wish to discuss anything before placing an order or you just want to call or chat anyway.  As this is all setup, in the future I will be able to offer you codes (Hostess Codes) to enter when you order online which give you specific offers through me - it might be free product with an order or it may be a draw to win the the hostess benefits for orders between a given promotional period - this is great news for you all!

Other exciting news is the launch of My Digital Studio (MDS), but I will leave that for another post as there is just so much more to tell and I don't want to overload you with too much excitement at once!

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