Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Scrapbook Club....

Morning All,
I am trying to catch up with all the projects we have been creating lately, I got a bit behind before I went away, so these are the pages we have been making for my Scrapbook Club.
July pages were for Sara, who's daughter just got married.  Her bridesmaid colours were a similar so that's where the colour combination, pool party, island indigo and black came from.
The stamp sets used are Everything Eleanor and Mr & Mrs.
This is the left hand page.
This is the right hand page of the double spread.

June scrapbook club was a Baby Theme.
Everyone got to choose which sex they wanted to make.
We used Baby Prints stamp set.

This is the Girl Version.

We used the tasteful trim to make the zig zag borders.
Scrapbook Club is every second Thursday in the month, either morning or evening sitting.
Email me if you fancy coming along next Thursday.
Thanks for looking,

Final Incentive Trip Event.....

For the last event Stampin' UP! took us to Redcliff Ranch in Heber Valley, Utah.
We had our evening meal in stables. 
This is our lovely UK Country Manager Paula.

All our tables were decorated.
We were in one of the small side rooms.

Flowers and candles in jars for the centre pieces.

We had a good bye message in the pouch.

 Frank Manau got up to some more tricks!

This is Zoe Tant, trying to finish off her meal!  Frank!

We then got to watch some line dancing, It was brilliant.  Some really great dancing.....

You could make Smores on the Fire Pits.

There were some gorgeous young animals.

Rich dancing, we were laughing so much, he was brilliant.

Thank you for letting me share my Incentive Trip with you. 
I am so glad to be back home with my family though and to get back to stamping.
I hope to be back later today with a few projects to show you.
Thanks again,

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Incentive Trip Continued with Day Trip to Kanab....

Hello Everyone,
Last Wednesday we got up at 3.30am to get ready to leave for our flight to St George and then a 2hr coach ride to Kanab, Stampin' Up! Manufacturing Facility.

We saw really lovely country side along the way.  We also made history for the largest ever plane landing in St George Airport.   We had a fun Bingo game during our coach ride, Poor Pam Morgan had a job on her hands, with us all having holiday brains on!
When we arrived the whole of the staff were there to greet us.  We were treated to a wonderful BBQ.
These were the place settings.

We went out to have photo's by the Stampin UP sign.  This is Maria.

Dawn Silver

  1.  Me

We were then taken around the factory in groups and saw all the processes it takes to bring us our lovely Stampin' UP! Products.  Wow!  Those men and women work hard shifts.
The rubber arrives in rolls.

Then cut up into manageable lengths.

 This man makes a metal template for the stamp sets, then makes a few copies in a different material which the rubber is then used to make the stamps set.

Then four sheets of rubber and four templates are heated and pressed for 6 minutes.
Out come the sheet of four stamp sets.
The sides need to be trimmed off.  We got to have a go!
This is the set ready for cooling.
This lady was so lovely, she let us have a go.  Poor Devil, probably still trying to catch up after all of us interrupting her.

 After cooling they were added to the foam backing.

Then they were put over a die cutter and die cut.

Then we got to box up the stamp sets, put the labels in the covers etc.

Then we were allowed to keep a stamp set!!!  Wow!  Thank you Stampin' Up!

This is Rich the Company President.  He is a great character and you could tell he really LOVES his job.

I got to fill some ink reinker bottles! 

We saw how they make our New Inkpads, this poor lady was covered in ink sometimes.

These two ladies were glueing in the foam to the inkpad covers.

Then they are sealed in plastic

All the cardstock are cut from huge sheets.  They cut them into 12 X 12, 8 1/2" x 11" or A4.  The man was so hot doing this job.

He even had huge boxes of scrap!  And I thought I had a lot of scrap cardstock!

It was a long day but really worth it.  The staff were amazing.
The next day we went shopping in Park City.
To catch the mini bus we had to have a ride down the hill in a funicular.
This is Fiona, Maria and Dawn.
We only managed to do half the Main Street.  We did loads of shopping!!!!  Very pretty place, lovely boutiques, gift shops and restaurants.  We had to be back by 5 though.

Dawn's shopping....She doesn't like shopping either!

Not a real one, but hey ho!

Gorgeous Buildings.

Thanks for looking,