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!!

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Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Just In Case........

OOOoooo my gosh, having realised that my blog posts are getting even more sporadic, I thought I had better share with you- what I was up too at the weekend, and if in case my cosmic star chart is dragging me away from the computer still and you don't get another blog post off me till the New Year, I had better send you my.......
What with all the holiday hullabaloo and my boy Matthew breaking his wrist, I was glad of the excuse, to shoot over the hill and join many of the Julies Jems- for a Shoe Box swap on Saturday! 

I have been tinkering around with this 'Top Note' wall hanging idea in my head for the last couple of weeks and was considering about it as my offering at the 'Shoe box Swap', but after making this late Friday afternoon/ evening I thought that we would be hard pushed, to get the whole thing Big Shotted, punched, stamped, cut and glued in the 30mins we had for each project!

But I risked it for a biscuit!!! And stayed up, till the very early hours, doing die cutting and punching, then my fellow Swap attendees could concentrate on the important bit- the stamping, well we are 'Stampin' Up!' Demonstrators after all!!!! 
I think the trickest bit, I left for the girls was that I was down to my last few peices of 'Very Vanillia Card after die cutting the top notes, so they only had a small peice on to which the had to stamp the letters from the 'Letter It' SU stamp set...... 
 This is going to be my favourite alphabet stamp set, although if Shelli checks this out- It would be awesome if we had a punch, to punch them out and it would double up for the 'Number It' SU Stamp set too!!
 In the little kits I put together for the 'Shoe Box Swap', I even drew on lines so the girls could get on with putting the stamped letters into place, i love how the words winter & warm over hang from the top note!
 In little envelopes I had put the different elements to decorate the wall hanging, in one were the punched leaves and flowers.....
 In another were the branch and the robins........
 And I had even put an envelope together for the embellies, yep! I had snipped the gem stones and the linen thread ready for use!!

As there were so many of us swapping we split into two groups, so her are links to the blogs, of the girls in our group, hopefully they aren't as behind as me and will have blogged about what they created to swap!!

                           Kate Martin 

Apoplogies to Karen Fagelman & Julie Wade- sorry that I can't link to  your blogs but I have googled you and cant find links, please get in touch, then I can correct xxx

It was a fantastic day, and it was great that we all brought such different ideas to the swapping table, I cant wait for the next one in the new year!!

But now for a little pop quiz!!

What I love the most about what I have designed and created, is the use of the most unusual stamp, to create the Snowflake background on the top notes......
In fact I have renamed it my...
'Hidden Snowflake'!!!!

Can you guess which  Current 'Stampin' Up!' Stamp set, it has come from????
Get your answers in my comment box, and I will put the correct answers in a box, and draw out a winner and will post the winner a kit and instructions to make this little wall hanging, I will do the draw on Saturday evening (25/08/2012) UK time.  

Thanks for stopping by


  1. Love the wall hanging! Great use of the top note die! It goes well with all the vintage/"shabby chic" house decor ideas out at the moment!
    It "hidden snowflake" looks great - I believe it's from the mixed bunch set! ;)

  2. this is beautiful Sally-Jo - I am so in awe of your talent!

    I just love that particular stamp in the Mixed Bunch set becaue it is so versatile. So now I have a flower, christmas ornament and snowflake!

  3. Simply stunning Sally. Love the alphabet set. Might just have to add that to my list!!
    I think your 'hidden snowflake' is from the Mixed Bunch set. Clever girl!


  4. I adored making your wall hanging Sally Jo, it was amazing for me to be able to make something so beautiful, and you put so much work into it! Thanks so much! My head is buzzing with other ways to make it, it's such a versatile design xx

  5. You can find the "Hidden Snowflake" in...Mixed Bunch...one of my most favorite sets! I just LOVE what you've done with it!

  6. Thank you Sally-Jo for this beautiful wall hanging
    you designed for the shoe box swap - I really enjoyed making it and had to finish it off as soon as I could once I got home.

  7. Hi Sally - Jo, my blog address is www.ribbonkisses.blogspot.com
    loved your design - you have made me NEED another stamp set lol
    Julie x

  8. Hi Sally! absolutely beautiful!! I think the hidden snowflake is from "mixed bunch" thanks kimbyfp@yahoo.ca

  9. Love love love this wall hanging and your clever use of Mixed Bunch to make a snowflake.

    Thank you so much for sharing this

    Emily x

  10. Don't know where my last comment went but love love love this project and the use of Mixed Bunch to create a snowflake.
    This alpha set will be on my wish list too now and I like you would like to see a punch with it.

    Thanks for sharing

    1. Hi Emily You were are the lucky comentor who won a kit and instructions to make this wall hanging, please email me with your address then I can pop it in the post to you! xx

  11. Hi your wall hanging is fab! Is the snowflake from the mixed bunch stamp set? I hope so :) x

  12. Hi not sure where my comment has gone to :( your wall hanging looks fab. Is the snowflake frame the mixed bunch stamp set? Hope so :) Rachel x

  13. I love the project Sally jo and the time and effort you made in punching everything and sorting it all into little envelopes was so thoughtful Thanks agin, Caroline x

  14. Hi , I just wanted to stop by and say, myself and a couple of my friends were so inspired by your beautiful hanging that we all created a similar version, I wanted to say thankyou and to let you know that I have posted it on my blog, I hope you don't mind, I have given full credit to you and also linked back to your blog, thankyou xxx