Monday, 20 October 2014

Joining Scentsy in October

One day two posts - I know!

But this one is really good fun and tells you more about Scentsy Electric Warmers and how you can become a consultant too.

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So what is Scentsy exactly? Check me out (actually don't - it's a bad photo) with some Scentsy goodies. We have a range of Electric Warmers, Fragrance Wax Bars, Buddies and bath and body products too.

Scentsy electric warmers are an alternative to candles. They use a heating element to slowly melt specially formulated wax, enhancing your home with more than 80 Scentsy fragrances safely, with no flame, smoke or soot.

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You simply choose a warmer, plug it in, add a cube of wax and enjoy!

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When I discovered Scentsy I also found I could still enjoy perfect scents in my home without having to think about my very mischievous twosome toppling over a candle or burning themselves. One less thing to worry about.

Being a Mum to two boys with a hubby who's an electrician and always coming home mucky, I do worry about how my house smells. I am always jealous of kids who walk by smelling of freshly washed linen and don't get why I can't get my kids to smell like that.

Luckily for me - my house does smell like that, people often pop round and ask how I get my washing to smell so fresh. Well my secret is a Scentsy warmer in my hallway filling my home with the fragrance of white florals, a touch of spring - the scent of fresh laundry. OK so it's a Scentsy Clean Breeze wax bar but they don't have to know that do they? Or do they?

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Having a 'job' I can do in my own time, working the hours I want to work around my family is just perfect. My friends and family instantly loved the Scentsy range too and are fast becoming my best customers (as well as myself of course).


If you're looking for something NEW you can do to fit in with your life and your needs, why not drop me a line and we can have a no pressure chat about you becoming a Scentsy Consultant too?
 
 I have my own sewing business as well as running a household and being 'Mum' and if I can do it - anyone can.
 
There's no better time to enrol as a Scentsy consultant than October. The perks are too good to miss and at just £94 including postage it's amazing.
 
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In your Rocktober Starter Kit worth £230 you'll find everything you need to kick start your Scentsy business including a premium warmer, wax party testers, wax bars, bath and body products, catalogues, order forms, business kit 

PLUS during Rocktober:
 
As well as your standard starter kit you'll receive an additional 30 mini party testers PLUS a Scentsy family store promotional bag. The mini testers will help you on your way to handing out basket parties and the bag is just perfect for that!
 
If you fancy an extra pay day or two before Christmas, drop me an email at:
 
bluejellystampin@sky.com
 
or hurry over to my website to find out more and join in the fun:
 

Don't worry - clicking the link won't instantly lead you to enrolling - you can read through all the information first!

Hugs
Victoria
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New Home Card and a Sneak Peek too!

Let's just pretend we blinked and missed the last four weeks and I've been here all along! 
Moving on swiftly then........

I've spent the last few days helping my Mum in Law move house, it's so exciting as she is now literally 2 mins walk around the corner. The mini beasts are thrilled as Granny isn't just close by - she lives next door to the park and a minute walk from their school too. The move was an experience for many reasons, emotional as she needed to move after my Dad in Law passed away leaving the house way too big for her and also my husband was born in the house and grew up there, I lived there too! We had a loft conversion built above the house and had many happy years there - until Zac came along and we had to move out and find somewhere bigger.

Anyhoo, a new home requires a new home card right? If found my desk folks and on there I found ink, papers and stamps - bonus!

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Stampin' Up! fans be happy - I've used mainly SU products on here. Actually everything with the exception oft he house and main sentiment stamp are from Stampin' Up! See you can take the girl away from Stampin' Up! but......

The other stamps were freebies off the front of a magazine - I know, cheeky eh? I did have to adapt the card, it only had the new home sentiment on it to start with but then disaster struck and the removal chap with his van didn't turn up. I turned all detective like and tracked him down and he turned up oodles of hours too late - so by the time we'd got her moved in to her new abode it was late and dark. So a quick addition of the Project life sentiment above was needed. Actually I think it completes the card, it was missing a little something.

Here are some close ups for you detail junkies:

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Now then, as you know I'm also sharing here my passion for fabric and sewing and on the 'house' theme here's a little glimpse at a project I've not quite finished yet....

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Hopefully I'll find time to finish it later today and be able to share it tomorrow. to see more of my day to day stuff and creations, why not have a look and a like of my new crafty Facebook page?


Hugs
Victoria
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Wednesday, 24 September 2014

New Baby Card and Gift Set

Good morning on another lovely sunny day here in Nottingham (enjoying a late summer). I'm grabbing myself a few minutes on the pooter whilst Blake is asleep - poor lad got diagnosed with the flu on Monday so he's having a few days off school resting until we can get his temperature down.

I've been wanting to share this with you for a while but as I hadn't given it to it's recipient I couldn't. I know it's arrived safely now so at last............my lovely friend Lou had a gorgeous baby boy George recently and I made a card and matching gift for him. Here's the card:

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The card took me forever to design as I wanted it to match the gift and I just couldn't get it right at all. My mojo had defo gone for a walkabout when it came to making this. I've used all Stampin' Up! products, some current some retired and one set is a Christmas stamp set!

Here's the gift, a sleeping bag for baby George:

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I didn't have a pattern or follow a tutorial for this one, I really winged it - including guessing the size - hope it fits! I adore this fabric and bought it from my favourite fabric supplier The Faff Room. I saw the fabric and knew it would be perfect for this so bought it without thinking about how I would make it.

Here are a couple of close ups of the card.  Did some therapeutic colouring in and cutting out here.

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Also close ups of the baby sleeping bag, I adore these giant buttons, wish Stampin' Up! still did them. I cut out a tree from the main fabric and appliquéd it on to the bib - the whole thing is lined with a gorgeous organic cotton fabric with super cute paw prints on.

Finally I made a little oval decoration to match on the hanger. 

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I'll admit I found this a bit tricky to photograph so I hope I've shown it off OK.

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You can buy Stampin' Up! from Louise or visit her blog HERE

OK - I'd better go and check up on Blake and perhaps snuggle up to him too. We managed a it of play yesterday so fingers crossed he has a little more energy today, I'm in the mood for creating a train station out of Lego Duplo!

ooh - don't forget to scroll down to my previous post and leave a comment to be in with a chance of winning my paper give-away!

hugs
Victoria
xxx
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Sunday, 21 September 2014

Birthday Present and Blog Candy Giveaway!!!

Sunday already - where did my weekend go? We didn't make it to see my Mum today so James took Blake to the supermarket, gosh we spoil that boy ha,ha and whilst Zac chilled out, I made up some more Scentsy wax samples to post out - if you want some to try too, just drop me an email at:

bluejellystampin@sky.com 

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More importantly - the birthday present. I like to make and I like to give things I've made and this is no exception:

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It's one of my cute fabric snails I shared with you a few posts ago and a card made from some free stamps I got. I did some paper piecing and some colouring too - takes me right back to my childhood and getting lost for hours with my colouring books, very therapeutic I must say and it still is.

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So the rest of my day involves finishing cooking the roast and of course eating it, packing up those fragrance samples and parcelling up some of my Stampin' Up! stash that I've sold. I still have some left - if you want to take a look they are all in albums on my facebook page HERE.

Now something I haven't done in what seems like AGES is .....

A GIVE-AWAY

Who wants this lot?

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A big pile of Stampin' Up! designer papers cut to 6"x6". All you have to do to be in with a chance of getting this lot posted out to you (UK only) is to leave a comment below and share this give-away on your blog or facebook page.

I'll pop all the names in a hat and draw one out on Friday 26th September. It could be you!

Hugs
Victoria
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Saturday, 20 September 2014

Fabric Sausage Dogs

Happy Saturday, hope you're having a great start to the weekend? We're all still ridden with colds but trying to ignore it and have fun - as I type the boys are playing hide and seek. I'm not sure they're doing it very well as I can hear them shouting at each other to say where they are hiding.

I'm not managing to smuggle in any creating today as it's a family day so sharing some previous makes with you, I haven't shared them here before so I could get away with saying I whipped them up earlier but I suspect you wouldn't believe me.

I am loving rekindling my love of fabric and sewing and these cuties were an absolute delight to make, I love their little noses and long floppy ears:

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Each one of course comes with it's own bone!

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They're a great size too, over 30cm long.

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Here are a couple snuggled up with some other fabric makes ready for sale on one of my stalls:

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I'll be at an event on Sunday next weekend selling my fabric creations - would be great to see you there:

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Love to stay and chat but I'm under instructions now to build a train track starting in the lounge and worming it's way through the dining area and into the kitchen. Blake wants it done - and before Daddy gets home from work too so I had better get my skates on.

hugs
Victoria
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Friday, 19 September 2014

Butterfly Birthday Card and a warmer too.

Gosh it's so dull again here today in Nottingham. Still as misty and damp as when we woke up. Something pretty is needed to brighten my day so here is a special card I made yesterday:

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It's my Mums Birthday next week so I'm getting ahead of myself. I wanted to make something pretty with a vintage feel to it so had to go for a rummage through my stash. I've used all sorts on here from the lid of a Kraft box to elements from a mini album kit and a chevron bag. Everything is from Stampin' Up! though - present or retired.

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I love the acetate in the box lid with the matt layers of vellum then the shiny glimmer card. Lots of different textures to feast your eyes on.

Hoping so much to get to go and see Mum on Sunday, it's not looking hopeful at the moment as both the boys and I have horrible colds and my step dad has to be really careful around germs, partially due to his age but also because he has chronic leukaemia (CLL) and whilst he's not undergoing treatment, germs could change all that. My Mum is also in remission from breast cancer so no way do they want our lurgy! We're crossing everything that we'll be rid of our colds or it will be mid October before we can get together again. At least I have time to pop this in the post and get it there on time.

On a positive note, can I say a huge thank you to everyone who has taken an interest in my Scentsy adventures so far. I sent out many shiny purple envelopes yesterday and today with fragrance wax samples in (please see my previous post if you want to know how to get one too). I hope when they land on your doorsteps you enjoy opening them and sniffing your way through the goodies inside.

As we're on a bit of a butterfly theme, I thought I'd take the opportunity to share another Scentsy warmer with you:

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This is our Etched Core warmer with Butterfly wrap. I love how when it's switched it creates a beautiful warm glow of light - just like a candle. It's such a versatile warmer too as you can get different wraps for it to change the look:

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You can see lots more choices over in my Scentsy Shop too.

Right I had better make an effort and quickly run round with a duster and the Dyson and get a burst of housework done before it's time to pick up the boys from school and so the weekend mayhem can commence!

hugs
Victoria
xxx

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Thursday, 18 September 2014

Sharing Scentsy - want some in the post?

OK - today I'm going to tell you a bit about my new venture. Actually it's not so new as I've been busy with it for over a year now, but the time feels right to do more with it and share it here. So...what is Scentsy?

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Scentsy core products are a safe alternative to scented candles.  
Our Warmers melt and warm specially formulated food grade wax  releasing the fragrance into the air which means – NO BURNING. This makes your home safer for you, your family and pets.  With Scentsy you say goodbye to soot, wicks and flames for good.

It's a simple three step system:

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How Does a Scentsy Warmer Work?
 
Pop one cube of wax (from a selection of over 80 fragrance bars) into the dish on your warmer and switch it on. A secret combination of ingredients creates a pool of melted wax. Only the finest scented oils are hand-picked to give an array of aromas.  the wax is allergen free and does not contain soy.
 
When you use Scentsy you’ll no longer leave home thinking, “Did I blow out the candle before I left?”

 Our Warmer is safe to have around children and pets and, my boys even have a warmer  in their bedroom which doubles as a night light too. Blake also helps me when I'm making up samples to send out in the post!



Plug it in, turn it on and… walk away. Its that simple!

This new Vintage teapot is one of my favourite warmers.

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Along with this Love Element warmer:

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There are so many fragrances to choose from and I have made up some samples packs. If you'd like to find out more about Scentsy, you can visit my website:


or if you'd like to receive some information in the post along with some wax samples to sniff your way through please drop me an email with your name and address to:

bluejellystampin@sky.com

This is for UK only please. Once I receive your details I'll pop one of these pretty packages in the post to you:

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Who knows, maybe you'll end up practising Safe Scents too.

hugs
Victoria
xxx
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Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Stash for Sale

I have lots of my Stampin' Up! stash for sale on my facebook page. I'm selling to UK only so if you'd like to take a look, everything is listed in photo albums along with the prices.

I've now removed photos of all sold items. If there is anything you'd like - please comment on the photo of the product and please only comment on photos if you want to buy it.

I can post out via Royal Mail or a cheaper option is My Hermes which takes a few days longer - happy to either. Payment is via Paypal or online bank transfer too please. 

Just click on this link:


Here are just some of the stamp sets I have available, also wood mount, Big Shot dies and Framelits, punches and accessories.


Thanks for looking

Hugs
Victoria
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Monday, 15 September 2014

Let the Christmas preparation commence....

Phew I'm not one for getting on top of my Christmas cards and every year it's a last minute rush or a shameful trip to the shop to buy them. 

This year...it's going to be different. Already I'm ahead of the game with a record number of five cards made in September, who knows I could be super productive and actually make them all this year. 

I got a free owl stamp set off a magazine and inked him up using StazOn ink on Stampin' Up! crumb cake card. Super easy to do this one, I used Baked Brown Sugar ink along with a blender pen to colour Mr Hoot and the white, gold and red colouring has been done with Galaxy markers. They're fab as they are like chalk pens and sit on top of card and don't seep through to the back which means the inside of the cards look nice and neat too.

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Here's one close up - now don't pay too much attention to my colouring over the lines, who's going to look that close anyway when they get it (she said hopefully).

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Cor - you can really see it on the next one!

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Both me and my boys have caught our first cold of the season - typical when they start a new school year. Blake was adamant he wasn't well enough to go in this morning so I had to be a bad parent and resort to the only way I could think of to get him there (other than Calpol)...bribery! He is absolutely smitten with his cuddly toy cat Wasabi and takes it everywhere with him, except for school as the children aren't allowed to take toys in. I said he could take Wasabi in to class to meet his teachers but then Mummy would have to bring him home again to look after him. 

Here's a cute pic of Blake and Wasabi:


Do you think my bribery worked? Of course it did!

hugs
Victoria
xxx
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Sunday, 14 September 2014

Introducing Scout and Stella Scentsy buddies

I think I should introduce you to the two newest arrives in my home. Scout and Stella. OK strictly speaking it's three new arrivals as I have two of Scout (they are for Zac and Blake for Christmas).

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These gorgeous squishy and cuddly things are limited edition in the range of buddies available over in my Scentsy shop. They are CE tested and suitable for all ages from birth.

So what are they? Other than being super soft and adorable they actually have a hidden zipper in their backs where you can add your choice of Scentsy Fragrance Scent Pak.

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There are 27 different scents available in this range, including Newborn Nursery which smells just like baby talc! My personal favourite is Pima Cotton which to me is the ideal smell of crisp clean washing. I have one of these hanging in my wardrobe and I love the fragrance that greets me each time I open the door, also love how the fragrance somehow clings to my clothes too. The Spark always has a Scent Pak in his van - you know to get rid of the whiff of smelly electrician!

Fans of dragons and unicorns will love these beauties. They are very limited in availability however, so if you'd like to order one, please visit my Scentsy Shop for a look or message me or email me at bluejellystampin@sky.com to find out more.

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Here's a close up of Scout - isn't he adorable?

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If anyone local would like to take advantage of collection and not paying P&P, I am popping an order through this evening.

Hugs
Victoria
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