Susan Simpson - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Saturday, 23 April 2016

Stampin' Up! - Picture Perfect

Hello, I'm sharing a card with you today that I made to say thank you!  As soon as the On Stage event in Telford finished, I drove to Alsager (Cheshire) to attend a party with a friend.  It was my first ever vinyl night!  Even though I was shattered and suffering from an almost total lack of sleep, it was a lovely evening and one that I hope is repeated very soon!

I used a favourite set of mine, By The Tide (unfortunately about to be retired) to create a background panel.  I then used Picture Perfect and some two step stamping to create the star fish.  I inked up the inside of the embossing folder with Sahara Sand ink before embossing my cardstock.


Stampin' Up! Susan Simpson Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Craftyduckydoodah!, By The Tide, Picture Perfect, Work of Art, Woodgrain TIEF,

Here is the inside:


Stampin' Up! Susan Simpson Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Craftyduckydoodah!, By The Tide, Picture Perfect, Work of Art, Woodgrain TIEF,

Here is the finished card and matching envelope:


Stampin' Up! Susan Simpson Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Craftyduckydoodah!, By The Tide, Picture Perfect, Work of Art, Woodgrain TIEF,

The party took place at 'The Beach Hut' which is a community based project operated through Rainbow CIC - hence the theme of my card.

We were asked to bring three records from the following categories:
  • The first record you ever bought
  • Something to do with betting/gambling (the venue was a former betting shop)
  • Bear with me on this one, it's a bit weird!  Apparently you can now get your ashes made into a record - so, if you did this, what would you choose?
I do have some vinyl records but unfortunately they became bent on a hot water pipe many years ago:(  The rules of the evening were you either had to own the record, borrow it or buy from a charity shop.

Unfortunately I could not find a copy of the first record I bought when I was 9 years old (thank goodness, rather embarrassing!) but I did manage to find a copy of Every Day Hurts by Sad Cafe that I remember buying when I was around 15.

The second choice was really easy - the first song I thought of was The Winner Takes It All by Abba.  Again, I was able to buy this from a charity shop.

The third choice was much easier; I knew exactly what record I would choose as it is an all time favourite of mine.  I have been telling my children for years that I want this particular song (Don't You Forget About Me by Simple Minds) played at my funeral LOUDLY!

I was unable to get a copy onvinyl, fortunately I was able to borrow Sound of Silence by Simon and Garfunkel as an alternative and I was happy with this. Unknown to me, my friend had managed to get hold of a copy and it was played as a surprise for me!!

Thank you so much for looking at my Blog today, if you don't have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator I would love to be yours!  If you don't have a catalogue and you would like one, please let me know and I will send one to you.  

Details of the products I used to create this project can be found below.  If you need to order any supplies, simply use my “shop with me” button or click on the catalogue links on the right. Alternatively, contact me and I would be happy to place your order for you.


All orders over £20 (excluding postage) will receive a little thank you from me if you use the current Hostess Code: 6DGYXNXX (please remember to allow me to access your contact details otherwise I won't be able to contact you). 


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Susan xx

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