Michelle Last

Craft Room Tour

I am sure you know that we recently moved house and I left behind my beloved craft room.  Within 24 hours of moving into the new house we had the old carpet up and started painting walls.  The flooring guys were here laying a new floor and in 4 weeks I had a fully working office and craft room and I wondered if you fancied a crafty room tour?

Craft Room Tour with Michelle Last

I was fortunate to have designed a craft room in the last 4 years and have been able to come to the new house with tweaks and changes to make my office not only look beautiful but work for my Stampin’ Up business.  I have my sister come and work with me once a week so it had to work for 2 people.

The room was lovely and light and bright and larger than my old craft room but it had 4 doors, a large window and a large radiator to work around.

Craft Room Tour with Michelle Last

I was inspired by Monica Gale who had created a wall of all her Stampin Up supplies using the Creations by Rod bespoke pdf units to house the Stampin’ Up! cardstock, ink pads, ink refills, marker pens, ribbon and punches and I really wanted to incorporate one into my room with separate zones for crafting and PC work as in the past I was very easily distracted by my computer whilst I was crafting.

I was able to bring along some of the units I had in my last craft room and the rest were either from IKEA or made bespoke to fit the space by my joiner Andy (AC Joinery UK).

Craft Room Tour with Michelle Last

All my craft items need to be within reach as I have learned that out of sight really is out of mind!  I decided to go with a re-jig of colours and add some pink.  It seems an obvious colour to add as my team are called the Pinkies but I am also going to add Grey and Navy.

Craft Room Tour with Michelle Last

It is a pleasure to start work each day and I am itching to have a whole day crafting with the TV on in the background and Pip asleep in the sunny spot.

Craft Room Tour with Michelle Last

I have a great view too; I can keep an eye on anyone coming into the courtyard and the beautiful tall tress swaying in the background.

There are still some finishing touches to add and I’ll share more once I its completely finished and I have added my new style ink pads and new coloured cardstock etc.

So enjoy my craft room tour and do let me know what you think, I love receiving your comments.

Just for reference the items I have in my craft room are – 

  • Desk (worktop) and drawer units are from Howdens
  • Besta 20cm deep wall units IKEA
  • Radiator Cover B&Q
  • Kallax from IKEA (for housing the Bespoke MDF Stampin Up Storage)
  • MDF Stampin Up Storage Creations By Rod
  • Gnedby IKEA CD/DVD Storage
  • Kitchen Island IKEA Stenstorp
  • Dier Cutting Wheel Trolley Raskog IKEA
  • Roller front posting cupboard IKEA Galant

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

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Lots to Love Box from Stampin’ Up!

I used the Lots to Love Dies to make cute packaging to give my team a special gift for being invited to attend Centerstage. Centrestage is an event held every 6 months for Silver Elite titled and above titled Demonstrators.

As it is Stampin’ Up’s 30th anniversary year it was an 80’s theme and were were invited to dress up and celebrate!

Lots to Love Dies from Stampin Up

I love fancy dress and it took no arm twisting to get me there dressed up in 80’s garb, wig an all!  It was a really fun night and I enjoyed being able to spoil my Silver Elite+ team members with a personalised gift.

I ordered business card holders with their name and gave them a voucher to order their own business cards to put inside.

I created the box using the Lots to Love Framelit Dies.  I am really sad that this item will not be carrying over into the new annual catalogue so if you like the Lots to Love dies and matching stamp set, I’d encourage you to get it now before it sells out or is retired.

I made the box and cut out the heart using the Lots to Love Framelit Dies and heart embossed the design around the heart in gold embossing powder.

It was a fun night and it got us in the party mood for the OnStage event to be held the next day where Stampin’ Up! Inspire, recognise and reward us as well as share the new annual catalogue with us.  It is a great day filled with ideas and inspiration whilst all getting whipped into a frenzy about the new product coming our way.

OnStage UK 2018

As we are the Pinkies, lots of us wore Pink Sweatshirts which made recognising our team so much easier.  These events are held every 6 months and its a wonderful chance to celebrate crafting with like minded, fun, kind and lovely people.

I can home tired but my heart was so happy.  So many fun times with these wonderful teamies.  If you love to craft and would like the chance to share your love of your hobby whilst meeting the loveliest bunch of ladies with chances to meet up and have loads of fun, then I would love to welcome you to my team.  Click the starter kit tab at the top and have a read of the information and the faq and please get in touch if you have questions.

My next event is a team weekend in Birmingham in June.  We spend 2 days crafting, shopping and just hanging out together.

If you would like to get your hands on the Lots to Love Bundle before its too late, simply click the image below to go direct to my online shop and place an order.  If you spend over £20+ please use the monthly hostess code to receive a free thank you gift.  Please do not use if you spend £150+ as you will be giving me your stampin rewards and we don’t want that to happen!

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend with some sunshine.  I think we need to cut our grass for the 1st time since we lived here!

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Stampin’ Up Last Chance Items

It is time to grab your favourite items which will be leaving the current Stampin Up catalogues.  Grab the last chance items before they are gone for good!Stampin Up Last Chance Items

Don’t let your favourites retire and wish you had got them before it was too late.

You have until 31st May to order the items from the Last Chance List but some items are sure to sell out sooner as items are available whilst stocks last.

If you want it get it, don’t wait, you’ll only regret it!

The retiring list is LONG and you may be wondering why?  Stampin’ Up! have announced they will be having a colour revamp in the new Annual Catalogue on 1st June.  We are losing 18 colours and there has been a shake up with lots of new colours and some returning colours added.

The ink pads will also be revamped and available in the new style from 1st June so lots to look forward to.

Spring & Summer Seasonal Catalogue Last Chance Products < See what will NOT be carrying over and order before they gone for good!

Annual Catalogue Last Chance Products < See what will NOT be carrying over and order before they are gone for good!

If any of the colours listed below are your favourites get them before they sell out.  Stock up on cardstock, ink refills, and embellishments before it’s too late.

These are the 5 In Colours which will be leaving us on 1st June.  You can stock up on card, ink, ink refills and embellishments BUT THEY ARE SURE TO SELL OUT FAST!

Stampin Up In Colours 2016-2018

These are the colours which will NOT carryover into the new annual catalogue in June.

I know its a sad time to say goodbye when you don’t know what they are being replaced with but I felt the same, that is until I saw the new colour collections.

Stampin Up Retiring Colours April-May 2018Here are a selection of items that are available to buy whilst stock last but I anticipate that the stocks won’t last very long as they will be VERY popular!

Number of Years and the matching framelits dies

Number of Years from Stampin Up

 

Watercolor Wings and two matching die sets

Watercolor Wings Stamp Set

Blooms & Wishes – one of my favouritesBlooms & Wishes from Stampin' Up!

When placing an order for £20+ (and less than £150 please use the monthly hostess code to receive a free thank you gift for shopping with me.

The new annual catalogue launches on 1st June and shortly I will be taking a list of names to reserve your copy which will be posted at the end of May.

So happy shopping, get in touch if I can help you with anything.

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Beautiful Day from Stampin’ Up!

It is the last few days of saleabration so be sure to make the most of the offers of this fantastic promotion before its too late!

Stampin Up Saleabration

More details on how to make the most of the saleabration offers, all the details are shared on my blog post here and you only have until tomorrow to reap the rewards.  I would love to welcome you to my team too so why not buy the starter kit and get your products at a discounts whilst making the most of the community and the opportunities.

We are all settled into our new home.  It took longer than we anticipated and I’ve had real phone and internet issues but i’m BACK!  So I have something special to share with you, a pretty butterfly card made using Beautiful Day from Stampin’ Up!

Beautiful Day from Stampin Up

You may think what on earth is unusual about this card but the wings sit proud of the card front and the card opens in the centre so that when its opened it reveals the greeting inside.

Beautiful Day Butterfly Card Stampin Up

I used the gorgeous Bundle of Love Speciality Paper which has an embossed gold effect on one side and pink or blue on the other side.

Beautiful Day from Stampin Up

I coloured the butterfly from the Beautiful Day stamp set with my Stampin’ Blends and the Always Thinking of You sentiment is also included in the same stamp set.  There is a gorgeous flower to colour too so lots of colouring fun to be had and a great value set as well.

All the items I have used to make this card are shared below and if you simply click on any image it will take you direct to that item in my online shop.

Don’t forget to add the monthly hostess code and for every £45 you spend you can choose a free exclusive saleabration item.

If you spend £200 you will receive and additional £20 in hostess rewards which equates to £40 of free product.

And the best deal of ALL, buy the starter kit for £99 and choose £130 of any goods of your choice as well as any two stamp sets!

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if I can help with anything.   And please don’t leave it too late to order or sign up on 31st March as the cut off time is approx 21:00 GMT.

Have a wonderful Easter Weekend, thanks for stopping by!

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New free items added to Saleabration

That’s right, with only two weeks left to go of the amazing promotion Saleabration, Stampin’ Up! have added lots of new items to choose for free with a qualifying order.New Free Saleabration ItemsFor every £45 you spend you can choose a level 1 free item as denoted with the image on the left and for every £90 you spend you can choose a free level 2 as denoted by the image on the right.  Saleabration items are available whilst stocks last and if any item sell out before 31st March, stock will not be replenished so be sure to get your favourites before they are gone!Saleabration from Stampin UpYou can choose any free items with a qualifying order including the new release items shared above.  If you would like to see a larger format click the images on the right to open a pdf of all the saleabration items on offer.

You only have two more weeks of this fabulous promotion so be sure not to miss out!

Why not stock up on the 2016-2018 In Colour Ink refills and cardstock before they retire at the end of March?  Or stock up on your glue and trimmer blades and get free stuff from Saleabration at the same time!

Stampin Up In Colours 2016-2018

Or why not take advantage of the best deal of all and buy the starter kit and become a demonstrator?

Pay £99, choose £130 of any current goods from either the Annual or the Seasonal catalogue PLUS TWO ADDITIONAL STAMP SETS OF ANY VALUE.

I would love to welcome you to my team of friendly and supportive demonstrators and introduce you to ideas, support and inspiration whilst getting your craft products at a discount and the potential to earn an income at the same time.

I have a frequently asked questions tab at the top of my blog if you have questions or please do not hesitate to get in touch if you want to chat to me and see if the opportunity is right for you.

If you are ready to join, simply click the join now button and fill out the online forms to join right away!Join Stampin Up

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