Tuesday, 28 January 2020

Our New Service Is Almost Here!!

Just before Christmas I had a test run of our new service for a fabulous seamstress, Tina, who makes and sells Dance Costumes through her business, Dash Dancewear (you can find her on Facebook).

I produced some personalised T-Shirts, Water Bottles and Gym Bags as promotional gifts for her Dance Divas.  I just love the colour of these!!  

I can’t take credit for the logo design though - this was produced by my super talented eldest son, Joe Maynard, who is studying for a Degree in Games Art Design at Plymouth College of Art (but more about that another time 😜). If you do want any logo design work done though, he would be more than happy to help.  Just drop me an email and I’ll pass on his details 😜

So - where is all this leading and what does it mean for the future of Studio@316?

Well, at the very end of 2019 we took possession of a 6 colour embroidery machine!  This is in addition to the Vinyl Cutting Machine and a Heat Press!  I can tell you, my living room currently looks more like a factory than a home πŸ€ͺπŸ₯΄. 

Studio@316 is still going to be the place to come for your Stampin’ UP! supplies if you live in the UK, France, Germany, Austria or The Netherlands, and I will still be running classes and workshops in the Bexleyheath area.  But IN ADDDITION to all that, I will also be taking orders for, and producing, personalised garments, home decor items and promotional materials with vinyl and/or embroidered lettering and images.  Prices and available services will be added to the website this week, so watch this space for the official launch on Saturday 1st February 2020!! 

Well, as it’s now 3am, I guess I should go to bed!!  It’s all so exciting that I can’t stop ideas and things to add to my To Do List popping into my head long enough to sleep πŸ₯΄

Night, night 😘

Friday, 3 January 2020

Some Exciting News!!

Our Jan-Jun 2020 Mini Catalogue is now LIVE on both my normal website and the Beta Site.

But something special is happening during Sale-a-bration (3/1-31/3).

Stampin' Up! UK have been testing out our new Beta Store, which means that when you visit there may be some pop-up screens asking you for feedback on how you find it and if you have any ideas for improvements.  I know some have had a go at the beta store and giving it a test run really helps us to find out how it is working for you, my customers.

Since it is still in the testing stage, it does not support the Sale-a-bration promotion which starts on 3 January BUT what you can do is get a discount of 20% off your entire order during Sale-a-bration (3 Jan-31 March).

Therefore, from tomorrow (3 Jan) if you want Sale-a-bration products, shop at my online store here 
Or, if you would rather have 20% off your entire order, visit the beta store at 

Of course, you might want a bit of both so shop at whichever site you want the benefits from!

Note also that the Sale-a-bration host offer for the ladybug stamp set is also not available through the beta site.

To get the 20% discount, you will need to place your order through the beta site and you can still use the current host code - Q97XARPX (for orders under £150, for orders of £150+ you earn the rewards).

If you are choosing to get the 20% discount, visit the beta store and then select me as your demonstrator.  Don't forget to create an account, if you haven't already visited the beta store.

My WHY For Joining Stampin' UP!

 At our On-Stage events, we are often reminded to think back and remember WHY we joined Stampin' Up!  So, I thought I'd let you guys...