Michelle Last

Team Reward Day with Michelle Last

I think I’ve told you before that I have the most amazing team.  That is why I held a Team Reward Day for my direct team members to craft, share and inspire one another the day before OnStage.  We met at a local cafe/restaurant and had afternoon tea, fun, games and some crafting as well as an amazing raffle!

Pinkies Team Reward Day

Pinkies Team Event with Michelle Last

It can be a bit crazy at the OnStage event with so many excited people that I love the chance to get together with my direct team to spoil them and reward them for sticking with me.

Pinkies Craft Reward Day with Michelle Last
I organised little gift with thanks to Glen who made the beautiful pencil cases.  I ordered some Pinkie sew on badges and a bone folder with their initial on all packaged up in a cute little envelope.

Pinkies Team Gift from Michelle Last

We had some fun and games…

Pinkies Team Craft Event
I created a fun make and take for them so we did some crafting. This was one of the projects we made…..

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Hearts Come Home Make and Take project

Lots of fun was had.  We made another project too but I’ll share that in another post. I just love this Hearts Come Home Bundle and how lovely to be able to give a personalised ornament for the tree.

All the products I used to make this project are shared below.  If you place an order with my online shop be sure to use the monthly hostess code to receive a free thank you gift when spending £20+ (and less than £150). Enjoy your weekend!

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OnStage, Global 100 and Stampin’ Up! Recognition

On Saturday last week Stampin’ Up! held its 6 monthly event called OnStage and at this event we shared, celebrated, created and enjoyed every minute.  It is our chance to celebrate the achievements of the last Stampin’ Up! year and the recognition for the Top 5 in Sales, Recruiting & Leadership as well as the Top 10 in each Country and the Global 100 demonstrators across the globe.  What a celebration it was, so many of my team across Europe were recognised for all their hard work and the amazing year they had!  I am so proud I could burst!

OnStage 2017 & Global 100

I ranked in the UK at
#2 for Sales
#3 for Recruiting
#2 for Leadership

I was pipped to the number #1 spot in each category by my own team member Sam Hammond.  What an amazing year Sam had, I couldn’t be more proud of her and I am so happy I was able to be there to celebrate her success.  I was also beaten in recruiting by another teamie Sarah Berry!  So proud of you Sarah 🙂

We are then ranked in the whole of the UK overall and I ranked at
#2 Overall in the UK

Do you know what this all means?  It simply means that I have wonderful supportive and loyal customers who continue to support me and I am so thankful for all of you!

It also means I am so fortunate to have a large team across Europe who not only are kind, friendly and supportive but also pretty darn amazing!  I have been a demo for 10 years and have built up a team of over 600+ demonstrators.  Without them none the recruiting and leadership recognition or the Global 100 would be possible.  I work hard for my team but its their hard work which means I am recognised for these awards and I am truly grateful!  I adore my Pinkies team, they are awesome, wonderful friends, fun, supportive and I appreciate each and every one of them!

I had SO many team members also being recognised in my levels 1-3, who knew that buying the starter kit could lead to this wonderful and amazing chance to build a business, make amazing friends, learn and grow whilst making a living and working with amazing products??

I was also ranked as #8 in the WORLD!  Stampin’ Up! rank all 48,000+ demo’s across the world and recognise the top 250 demonstrators across the globe!  I am delighted and over the moon to be #8!  I am also so happy that there were lots of European demos in the Global 250 rankings along with some Pinkies too (shown below).

Michelle Last Global 100 2017
Here is a list of my team across Europe in my levels 1-3 who were recognised in the annual awards. Such a proud moment to see some of the walk the stage, for those who were celebrating in other locations please know that we cheered loudly for you.

Pinkies Team Top 5 in Sales, Recruiting and Leadership

Pinkies top 10 Stampin Up annual awards 2017

Pinkies Team Top 10 Overall in each Country

Pinkies Sales Recruiting & Leadership

And finally the Pinkies in the Global 250

(Simply incredible ladies, I am so proud of you all!)

Global 100 Stampin Up 2017

One of my extended team Sarah Lancaster was also chosen to be part of the Artisan Design Team which incredible!  Such a honour to be chosen to create beautiful things to inspire us all!

Stampin Up OnStage 2017

I had the most amazing day and we also celebrated the night before too with a team event and a Silver Elite title event.  More about what we got up to at the team event on tomorrow blog post.

Stampin Up OnStage 2017

At this event we were celebrating 10 years of Stampin’ Up in Europe and it is also our 30th year Anniversary as a company.  Lots of celebrating to come and so many happy memories to be part of.

Right will be back with more over the weekend, well done everyone who achieved a promotion, award or recognition this year.  So proud to be part of a company who celebrates their demonstrators.

Have a great day!

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NEW Stamparatus Stamp Positioning Tool

The new Stamparatus a brand new stamp positioning tool from Stampin’ Up! is coming soon and you can RESERVE YOURS TODAY at 9pm GMT!

Stamparatus from Stampin Up

You are probably thinking…. another one!  What makes this one so special?

There are so many features and benefits and shown beautifully in the video below.  When I first heard about a new stamp positioning tool I was sceptical, that is until I saw a demo and saw it in action!  Seriously blew my mind, be prepared to be WOW’ed and be sure to watch to the end….

Don’t you love it?  This fantastic new tool is coming in the new annual catalogue but I know that some of you will be impatient to get your hands on one, which is why Stampin Up is allowing a limited number to be reserved at 21:00 GMT tonight!

Stamparatus £44 reserve yours today!

This product launch is completely different than anything we’ve ever done before, as we anticipate there to be an extremely high demand for this. Your tool will be ordered like a pre-order, reserve your spot, and wait for your tool to arrive. Doing it this way will stop out of stocks and back orders, although we will have to wait slightly longer, we will be more efficient in our inventory, happy and stress-free! Here’s how to reserve yours.

There will be three separate product reservation windows and corresponding shipping dates, (explained in the chart below). The first window opens today Thursday 16th November, at 21:00 GMT.

Stampin Up Stamparatus reservation


To reserve your Stamparatus, you must have a customer account in my online shop. If you haven’t got one, CLICK HERE to go to my Stampin’ Up! Online Shop, then click Create Account and follow the on-screen instructions.

If you already have an account with my Stampin’ Up! Online shop –

STEP 1 – Click the reserve button, RESERVE HERE or directly in my online shop! (The link will not work/appear until Thursday 16th November at 21:00 GMT/ 22:00 CET)

STEP 2 – Your product reservation will appear on the screen. Customers are limited to 1 Stamparatus per Reservation Window. Please note, if you’d like to cancel your reservation you can do this on the same screen.

STEP 3 – A confirmation email will be sent to your email inbox, no payment will be taken during the reservation.

When the Stamparatus stock comes into the warehouse you’ll receive an email notifying you that your Stamparatus order is ready. Your Stamparatus order will sit in your shopping cart, it is important that you DO NOT DELETE this item from your shopping basket, as your reservation will be cancelled. Then simply complete the checkout as normal, and yes you will be able to add other products to your shopping basket.

More information about the customer reservation process is shared HERE 

Don’t miss out on this limited reserve opportunity, see you online at 9pm tonight!

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Hello Friend Swing Card

I saw a card on Facebook a while back called a Swing Card and I had never seen one before so I decided to have a go at making one.  I reached for the Hello Friend stamp set and as I can make most things by eye and don’t need measurements.  It just takes a little time and a little experimenting to be able to work it out and I am pleased to say I did it!

Swing Card made by Michelle Last

It looks pretty standard  from the front and I decided to simply use a piece of patterned paper for the front panel and add the large hello greeting from the hello friend stamp set which I heat embossed with silver embossing powder.

The magic happens with you pull open the card…

Swing Card Inside View made by Michelle Last

The card flips and spins open to reveal the inside. I stamped the beautiful wreath from the Hello Friend stamp set using the Baby Wipe Technique to get the foliage of the wreath varying colours of green.  I added a ribbon bow and left room for a hand written message.

The little circle sentiment is also from Hello Friend and stop the middle section from spinning open too far.

Pretty cool technique huh?  I don’t have an instructions or measurements as I made it by eye but if you google ‘swing card’ you should see various templates and tutorials.

Give it a try, it was fun to make although next time I would use the extra thick whisper white cardstock to make it a little more sturdy.

I have listed all the products I have used below and if you click any of the images you will be directed to that item in my online shop.  If you place an order please use the monthly hostess code to receive a free thank you gift from me as I really appreciate your business.

Have a wonderful day!

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A little bit more Christmas

You most likely have seen this Christmas card already (here) but I made it in another colour way, which is your favourite?

Christmas Card using Hearts Come Home

The card base is Rich Razzleberry and I added some Berry Burst and Peekaboo Peach sponging to the nights sky to create the Northern Lights Technique.

The foreground trees are from the Season Like Christmas stamp set but you could always use the tree stamp from Lovely as a Tree.

I love the silver scallop border piece.  I used the decorative ribbon border punch and the silver foil and simply hid the more intricate part of the punch out behind the stamped panel.  And the silver heat embossed greeting really pops off the black inked trees.

I am in the process of making 50 of these cards for my own Christmas Cards this year.  I am determined that I am not going to leave it all to the last minute and try to take some stress away from the Christmas celebrations.

All the items I used to make this card are shared below and if you wish to purchase any items simply click any of the images below to go direct to that item in my Stampin’ Up! shop.  Don’t forget to use the monthly hostess code to receive a free thank you gift when ordering with me.

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