hello & welcome to the lovely world of 'Stampin' Up!' with me- Sally-Jo...i absolutely love - paper, scissors and glue......'ooooOOOoo' and not forgetting my addiction to rubber....well stamps, that is!!

I have choosen to become an Independent 'Stampin' Up!' Demonstrator, so I can get my hands on some of the hottest, on trend, quality craft goods and share my love of them, with you too!!

Book your free at home workshop, with a fantastic demonstration & a 'make & take' for all your guests- with the chance to earn FREE products and EXCLUSIVE hostess stamp set! email me at:
sally-johoughton@hotmail.co.uk for more information

Friday, 22 March 2013

Late Blossom-er!

Well I can't say that I was a late blossom-er, in many aspects of my life, but sometimes things have passed me by and I have thought 'Hey! Why didn't that happen for me?' or maybe 'Hhhmmm! I wish I had taken advantage of that offer!'. So as we go in to the last few days of the fantastic 'Stampin' Up!' Promotion of 'Sale-A-Bration' please take my advice and dont forget to take part, you can.......

For every £45 you spend you can earn one of 17 different items for FREE
And this year you can select 6 different existing catalogue items - how fantastic is that!
You can view them HERE!

But more importantly the best offer during SAB is to....

 If you join my team during Sale-A-Bration
(22nd January - 22nd March)
You will get an extra 25% worth of product FREE,
in your Starter Kit!

This means £162.50 worth of product
for only £99!
AND you also get a free business pack
worth £45!

Its the best deal on the Starter Kit out there!
Over £200 worth of SU craft Stash of your choice for £99!!
To sign up all you have to do is click HERE and you can join my team online!

Have you been waiting, contemplating, maybe holding back because you are a little nervous?

It is not too late!
And to make it even more worthwhile,
if you sign with me,
I will give you 3,
of the exclusive Sale-A-Bration Gifts
And an SU shopping bag to put them in!

If you would like any further info, about this then please send me an email:


And we can arrange a convenient time,
for me to call you.

Anyway..... in honour of the 'Late Blossm-er!' post title, I will leave you with the Scrapbook layout I created for my Daughter- Heathers Birthday the other weekend, I can't take credit for the lovely candid shot of  Heather and her Pony- Maggie, having a kiss in the show ring, it was taken by the lovely Beth Eastham- of Just Be Photography.
I have fallen in love with many things out of the SU Spring Seasonal, 
but the 'Feel Goods' sentiments work really well withmy annual cattie stash too!
A 'decorative label punch'and a 'Stamp & write marker' to add the time and date detail.
 A sentiment that 'Feels Good'!
  The gorgeous vintage chintz look with 'Stippled Blossoms' from the annual cattie and
some stitching from my old hand powered singer.
 A little background detail with the text & splatters from 'French Foliage'.
 Had to get a few hat pins in there!!
And here it is in my rummaged frame.

Thank you for stopping by and checking out my ramblings,
thanks once again to Beth, for this charming picture,
and please dont leave it too late, get in touch and make it happen!





Stampin’ Up!’s premiere promotional event,
Is an annual party......
With loads of free products!
This year’s party is better than ever—
We’re celebrating our 25th anniversary!
So put on your party hat and...
BYOC (bring your own confetti)!

Sale-A-Bration +  Stampin’ Up!’s 25th anniversary = the best time to host a Stampin’ Up! party!
  • Get one FREE Silver Glimmer Paper when you host a 200 €/£150 workshop!*  
  • Get a FREE hostess bundle when you host a 425 €/£300 workshop!* 
Hostess Bundle Details:
The Hostess Bundle includes
  • Madison Avenue stamp set (wood- or clear-mount)
  • Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper
  • Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button Pack
*Offers are not incremental (i.e., a hostess does not receive two packages of Glimmer Paper for a 400 €/£300 workshop or two bundles for a 850 €/£600 workshop).

Love to shop?
How about shopping & getting rewarded?
Welcome to Sale-A-Bration!

All my customers may choose any one product from the Sale-A-Bration brochure,
for every 60 €/£45 they spend*

This year’s offering includes exclusive stamp sets and accessories, as well as a selection of catalogue stamp sets, ribbon, buttons, and even an embossing folder!

Now, more than ever-
there’s something for everyone!

View the Sale-A-Bration brochure 
*Excluding shipping & handling

Sale-A-Bration +
Stampin’ Up!’s 25th anniversary = 
25% more Starter Kit products..... For FREE!

You can join, just to get an instant discount off your SU purchases or you may wish to  build a fantastic business based around your creativity, family and free time.

 You choose EXACTLY what you want out of the current catalogues-
right down to the last penny!


And that doesn't even include the ample amount of business supplies, including catties, which are included for free!

I would love to talk, to you, about becoming an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Email me: sally-johoughton@hotmail.co.uk

If you are in Austria, France, Germany, Netherlands or the UK,
we can arrange for me to call you,
at a time that's convenient to you.

Not only has it revolutionised my crafting,
it has opened the door to endless possibilities and I would love to share this experience with you. 
Whatever you desire out of 'Stampin' Up!'-
I will do my best,
to help you succeed and to.....
I look forward to hearing from you Sally-Jo

Sale-A-Bration Order Deadlines:
By Phone or Email Direct to me- Sally-Jo Houghton:
Friday, 22 March 2013; 12:50 (CET) in the Netherlands, Austria, France, and Germany / 12:50 (GMT) in the UK.

Sunday, 3 March 2013

Dipping my toe in the water..............

OK! it's a Sunday morning, I have been up  since before ten and I am dipping my toe in the pool of blog land and doing a post! One of the main reasons for this was being asked to take part in my lovely SU mummy- Julie Kettlewells' team newsletter, and produce a make or two.

Now I haven't stopped crafting  if anything I have crafted just as much, and my love for Stampin' Up! has grown even deeper, I just didn't feel in the mood to sit and tippy tap at the keyboard and tickle blogger into playing along, so apologies to those that have missed me, I am hoping to get on here once a week and feel the love for blogging once again, feel free to check out my Facebook page too and click on the like button too, when I get to 200 likes I will tell my convention story, which involves Shelli being less then 10 metres from my knickers!

Anyway now for the stuff you most likely,
came to take a look at....
I have created a small A6 card and a 12x12" layout,
using two new stamp sets from the:

I so like a bit of plaid, and not just for Christmas, and I  created some 'Circle Patchwork' embellishments using the new 'Beyond Plaid' Stamp Set, and one of our circle punches.
The 'Beyond Plaid' Stamp Set,Contains 4 stamps
Wood mounted 129201 28,95 € | £21.95
Cling Mounted 129204 22,95 € | £17.95

The sentiment that adorns both the layout
and the card comes from,
the Gorgeous 'Feel Goods', also from the Seasonal cattie:
 It contains 5 stamps
 Wood mounted 129681 30,95 € | £22.95
Cling Mounted 129684 24,95 € | £17.95
Now in the cattie these all read with a feminine slant, but with the crafty use of a 'Stampin' Write Marker' it's easy to not ink the 's' and make it masculine.

I also went out of my safe colour zone and choose to use the not quite green, although not quite yellow colour of 'Summer Starfruit' teamed with the blue inky colour of 'Midnight Muse', as usual the inside of the card got a bit of TLC, with a chevron strip and a sentiment.

It is a photo that I have scrapped before but I so love it, I did another layout, this I am going to pop in a frame and have out, so I can look at it everyday, a mothers love for her Chillibeans xx

On both the lay out and the card I used our lovely 'Line Thread', but on the page the 'Tiny Trinket' embellishments looked very lost, so I tied on one of the 'Naturals Designer Buttons.

 For a tiny touch of journalling I snook in a third stamp set......
Can You tell I have a rubber addiction?
It a fabulous set of ticket stamps called 'That’s the Ticket'' There are 8 in each set:
Wood mounted 128072 27,95 € | £20.95 129567
Cling Mounted 128075 21,95 € | £16.95.
They co-ordinate with the 'Ticket Duo Builder Punch' that can be found on Pg. 182 of the annual cattie.
Also this picture shows how I got rough around the edges with the new 'Distressing Tool',this is one of my must have products, and the 2013 Spring/ Summer Seasonal Stampin' Up! catalogue. is so crammed with products, its hard to over look-
Here are the details.....
"Stampin’ Distress Tool
Faster than a speeding bullet. Able to 
distress card stock edges in a flash. It’s a 
tool. It’s a blade. It’s . . . it’s . . . amazing! 
8 access points on blade. Soft grip and
large, easy-to-hold surface area."
5,95 € £4.50 127562

Looking at this pic of my 'Eight' embellishment really does emphasise my rubber addiction......
Because its another set.... think its called 'Memorable Moments'.....but it's in the Annual cattie....
so we wont really count that!.... ;-)

So just to see if you have really been looking, I am springing a pop quiz on you!

Can you spot the sneaky use of another new item from the
that I haven't mentioned in my post?
If you have send me an email- sally-johoughton@hotmail.co.uk
and give me a comment saying spotted, as we don't want to give the game away!

I hope you have enjoyed looking at my makes, again apologies for leaving it so long, over the next week I will don my flowered swimming hat and dive, again into the pool of blog land.



Thursday, 31 January 2013

Autumn/ Winter Seasonal Catalogue!

All your Christmas Wishes and More!!!

Create Stunning 3D Snowflakes...
With New Stamp Releases & Matching Dies-
That Take All The Hassle Out Of Cutting!
New Fabrics, that make your preserves look perfect!
Lovely Papers!
Stylish Spookiness!
Something that will give your hand written greetings, the Sparkle factor!
And the Cookie Press too!

The New Autumn/ Winter Seasonal Catalogue has something for everyone, and I would love to show you many of these new & exciting craft & creative goodies.

Plus I would love to give you the chance to get some of this lovelyness for free!!

Contact me: Sally-Jo Houghton.

And I will bring the craft shop to your home, were you can get creative with family and friends!

Friday, 30 November 2012

A Christmas Gift For You! xx

Dates: 1-30 November 2012

Promotion Details:

It’s only November, but Stampin’ Claus is coming to town!
Get a FREE Festive Paper-Piercing Pack when you purchase the Ornament Keepsakes Stamp Set and Candlelight Christmas Speciality 

Designer Series Paper Bundle.

Choose from the following options:

Retail Value
Special Price
Christmas Gift Pack (wood-mount)
Includes Ornament Keepsakes Stamp Set (wood-mount), Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper, Festive Paper-Piercing Pack
66,70 €/
57,20 €/
Christmas Gift Pack (clear-mount)
Includes Ornament Keepsakes Stamp Set (clear-mount), Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper, Festive Paper-Piercing Pack
58,70 €/
49,20 €/
Christmas Gift Pack (wood-mount bundle)
Includes Ornament Keepsakes Bundle (wood-mount), Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper, and Festive Paper-Piercing Pack
83,70 €/
74,20 €/
Christmas Gift Pack (clear-mount bundle)
Includes Ornament Keepsakes Bundle (clear-mount), Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper, and Festive Paper-Piercing Pack
77,25 €/
67,75 €/

The Fine Print
  • See those special item numbers above? You’ve got to use those in order to get your FREE Festive Paper-Piercing Pack.
  • You  my customers can get your FREE paper-piercing pack by purchasing the Ornament Keepsakes Stamp Set and Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper or the Ornament Keepsakes Bundle and Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper. Remember: the Ornament Keepsakes Bundle gets you an additional 15 percent off the set and the Holiday Ornaments Framelits Dies. So many options!
  • Any order type qualifies for this promotion—customer or workshop- have you ever considered hosting your own craft party? Contact me Sally-Jo for details Tel: 07891605129. 
  • This promotion has no limits—for every bundle you buy, you’ll get a free Festive Paper-Piercing Pack. They make great Christmas gifts!
  • If you want your free gift, you need to make sure you place your order, with me, before the following deadlines:
    • Phone: Friday, 30 November 2012; 15:50 (CET) in the Netherlands, Austria, France, and Germany / 15:50 (GMT) in the UK
    • OEX: Friday, 30 November 2012; 23:50 (CET) in the Netherlands, Austria, France, and Germany / 22:50 (GMT) in the UK

Saturday, 29 September 2012

Retirement Lists!

Going, going…gone!

September is your last chance to say goodbye to hundreds of stamp sets and accessories retiring from the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalogue. These products are only available while supplies last, so be sure to get your favourites before they’re gone.

Contact me-
your demonstrator today!

Everyone who spends £50 or more with me, excluding P&P, during this month,
will recieve a copy of the upcoming 2012-2013 Idea Book & Catalogue from myself for free!

Retiring Products Lists

Saturday, 1 September 2012

Catching up!

Hello and thank you to everyone who left a comment on my last blog post, you were all correct and the Stamp set that I used to Stamp the snowlake, was the ornate flower, from the 'Mixed Bunch' Stamp set!

I used an Early Espresso Stampin' Write Marker, to put pick out only the detail, that I felt made the stamp look snowflakie..... I then stamped the 1st, 2nd and 3rd generation of the stamp to get the light to dark effect!!
I look forward to hearing from Emily, who has been drawn at random to recieve a kit and instructions to make this xx

Also apologies who not blooging as soon as promised, but home and family life got busy, I write this from a desk at the Hilton in Reading, I am staying over in order to attend SU leadership, so I am making the most of having no interuptions, and catching up on my SU housework...... well truth be told I feel a little alone in my hotel room, my convention buddie Yvonne double booked this with her family holiday near Alicantie and I dont think her hubby would have been happy for her to fly home nearly a week early!!

Thanks for stopping by, As we wave goodbye to the Summer Mini, I will be back shortly with exciting updates of plenty of new things to come!xxx