Susan Simpson - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Tuesday, 26 December 2017

Stampin' Up! Review of 2017 Part III

Hello, I'm back again with part III of my review of 2017.  I have set this post to publish on Boxing Day (26th December).  I will be having a relaxed day - no facebook, blog or anything computer based!  I have a book I need to finish for my reading group and today is the day I will finish it.  There might be coffee and chocolate involved at some point(s) too!

July

This was a tricky month for me to decide which projects to showcase.  The D's definitely won this month!

Daisy Delight was a very popular bundle - the punch made short work of creating these stunning flowers.  Two of my crafty ladies asked me to do a special workshop with this bundle - this is what we made.  The abundant supply of Rosemary growing in my garden made a very fragrant addition to one of the projects!



Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Craftyduckydoodah!, Review of 2017 Part III, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store,


Dragonfly Dreams - this is one of my most favourite projects of 2017; the colours, the little bit of sparkle and the dragonfly (of course) are right up my street!!



Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Craftyduckydoodah!, Review of 2017 Part III, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store,


During July I entered the first of two online challenges for 'The Joy of Sets' - it was a good way for me to step out out my comfort zone.  The challenge letters were F and S - can you guess which stamp sets I used?



Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Craftyduckydoodah!, Review of 2017 Part III, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store,

August

Painted Harvest is one of my favourites - I used it for my customer thank you cards in August in a non traditional colour scheme.  My crafty ladies absolutely loved it!  Painted Harvest turned up for C & C sessions, a Workshop and as a card for a special friend celebrating her 65th birthday too.


Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Craftyduckydoodah!, Review of 2017 Part III, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store,


During August I took part in my very first blog hop which was something I had been wanting to do for ages!


Stampers by the Dozen (SBTD) are a group of 12 SU Demonstrators around the world who got together to take part in a monthly hop.

I chose to use Painted Harvest for my project - lots of fussy cutting (worth it) and a change from my usual clean and simple style with something in a shabby style.


Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Craftyduckydoodah!, Review of 2017 Part III, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store,

September

September saw me publishing a record 25 blog posts!

It must have been something to do with the time of the year as I also got rather carried away with a bundle called Colorful Seasons.

It started with a couple of projects for C & C sessions ...


Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Craftyduckydoodah!, Review of 2017 Part III, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store,

Then me having an inky play session just for fun with some shiny cardstock ...


Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Craftyduckydoodah!, Review of 2017 Part III, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store,

Then I needed a project for my second SBTD blog hop ...


Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Craftyduckydoodah!, Review of 2017 Part III, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store,

I really, really like this card - especially the leave cut from the copper foil!  You can find a tutorial showing more details here.

Then, because I had got rather carried away making lots of leaves I made this (for me) ...


Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Craftyduckydoodah!, Review of 2017 Part III, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store,

Then my crafty ladies liked this project so much I offered a Workshop making the wreaths, my SBTD project and the card I made as my customer thank you card for September!


Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Craftyduckydoodah!, Review of 2017 Part III, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store,

Phew, now you can see how I manged to produce 25 blog posts for September.

Come back soon for part IV of my Review of 2017.

I hope you are enjoying Christmas and that you manage to get some time to relax and read a good book too.

Susan xx


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 copy of the  2017 - 2018 catalogue and you would like one, please let me know and I will send one to you straight away.  

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I have been giving out the new Spring / Summer catalogues and the Sale-a-Bration brochure to my C & C ladies since last week - you should have heard the squeals of delight that erupted with each turn of a page!




I have posted out copies to everyone who has either shopped with me in the last 6 months or attended a class or workshop.  If you would like a copy or you don't receive yours, let me know asap.





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