Friday, November 20, 2015

Restarting and Relocating...

I have obviously discontinued blogging here. Actually, I took a few years off from blogging and from being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator due to life's curve balls. Now I am getting restarted with a new blog (and will soon be rejoining Stampin' Up! too). Due to some things I've read in my research prior to beginning again, I have migrated to:

I would be very pleased to welcome all former followers of this blog at my new one! Please come on over and let me know you're a former follower who will be reading my new blog. Thanks.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

This deal is to DIE for!

If you've been looking for an opportunity to do what you love, while getting a 20 discount on your favorite products, now is the perfect time! During October, you'll get a FREE Big Shot when you join the Stampin' Up! family as a demonstrator.*
Use the Big Shot die-cutting machine and Stampin' Up!'s exclusive dies**  to create uniquely beautiful projects in a flash.

In addition, the new-demonstrator Starter Kit--a steal at just $175--contains over $345 worth of stamp sets, card stock, ink, accessories, and business supplies-everything you need to start your new business.

There are so many benefits of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, including
  • A 20 percent product discount!
  • A free monthly issue of Stampin' Up!'s demonstrator-only magazine, Stampin' Success!
  • Sneak peeks at brand-new products!
  • Invitations to exclusive Stampin' Up! events!
  • Regular get-togethers to stamp!
  • Free access to an online community of 30,000+ crafters/stampers and creative artists, as well as 160,000+ project samples!
  • Plus, access to an exclusive video and training for your new Big Shot!
Don't miss this BIG deal! Contact me today to learn how you can take advantage of this great opportunity and get your FREE Big Shot!

*Or up to $100 in FREE Stampin' Up! products
**Big Shot dies sold separately

Thursday, July 7, 2011

New Catalog, new Hostess Program, and more! (Click links to download PDF catalog/flyer.)

The 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog has been released, and it's better than ever! The new stamps, papers, In Colors, punches, Big Shot dies, My Digital Studio designs, Decor Elements (and more) are wonderful; I encourage you to take a look at the PDF or go over to my Website and Store to view products online.

Also, Stampin' Up! has come out with a new Hostess Program! As a hostess, earn dollars toward free products, have access to hostess-exclusive, limited-edition stamp, paper and digital design sets, and even earn half-price items! Click on the link above to view a PDF of the new Hostess Program, or visit my Website and Store to view details online.

Not only that, but Stampin' Up! has a $99 Starter Kit offer available from July 1-31, 2011. Stampin' Up! has great opportunities for everyone. This deal includes a free Christmas Keepsake Project that includes product samples of some things that will be available in the 2011 Holiday Mini Catalog September 1st. Start your own business and share what you love with your friends and relatives, plus meet more people who enjoy what you do. Set your own goals for earnings, whether you just want to pay for your own products through sales or want to go all the way to managing a team of Demonstrators. Don't want to start a business? Be a Hobby Demo and just get the discount for yourself. Minimum "sales" requirement is only $300 per quarter, so if you already spend $100/month, you're covered!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Upcoming Events

It’s time for classes, fun, and creativity again! In April we have an exciting sneak-preview and early purchasing opportunity in the Spring is Blossoming promotion from Stampin’ Up! Therefore, in April’s classes we will be using the paper kit and stamp set from the promotion to make our projects with. I look forward to sharing these with you. The following projects were made using the Spring is Blossoming promotional items:

The schedule for the remainder of the school year is as follows:

April 1-30: Spring is Blossoming Promotion
April 25th: Stampin’ Class, 7-9 pm
April 26th: Stampin’ Class, 10-12 am
April 26th: Stampin’ Class, 6:30-8:30 pm
April 30th: Last day to order from the Occasions Mini
May 1-31: National Scrapbooking Month Promotion
May 1st: Summer Mini Catalog items become available
May 23rd: Stampin’ Class, 7-9 pm
May 24th: Stampin’ Class, 10-12 am
May 24th: Stampin’ Class, 6:30-8:30 pm

During my Stampin’ Classes we make two projects, usually a card and a gift box, though projects may vary depending upon requests from regular attendees. Classes cost $5 for supplies, or you may attend free with a purchase of $25 or more. Please RSVP to reserve a seat!

I will be posting photos of new projects using the Summer Mini products soon!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Trying again...

Okay, I'm not doing as well at this blogging effort as I'd hoped! Here's a quickie update, and I'll try to get back SOON to post more:

Sale-a-Bration ends in just a few days, at the end of March. If you want to get some free stuff with every $50 you spend, please let me know or shop my online site and store A.S.A.P.!

As they did last year, Stampin' Up! is getting ready to temporarily release sneak-preview products from the upcoming 2011-2012 Idea Book and Catalog for April only. (The IBC comes out July 1st.) The name of this promotion is "Spring is Blossoming," and they have selected two GORGEOUS products for you!!! Hostesses of workshops in April will have the opportunity to get these two products FREE when their workshops reach the $300 sales mark, and customers will be able to purchase these items when they place a $20 order (before the ordering of the Spring is Blossoming items). I may have a sample or two I can show you before the 1st, but can't promise that...More details will be available on that promotion at my online site and store on April 1st!

Also, Stampin' Up! is going to be including two new products in the Summer Mini Catalog (coming out May 1st), which will help raise money for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Of course, this is very important research, and I'm so glad they're adding this fundraiser to what they're already offering in the annual IBC in support of the Ronald McDonald House. Hopefully this BCRF fundraiser will become an annual event for SU! I LOVE the stamp set, so I will soon be posting some sample projects using that. (The other product is a beautiful digital kit to use with My Digital Studio, a digital scrapbooking and card making program.)

Yes, I HAVE seen the Summer Mini, and I'm VERY excited about what's coming! Beach, nautical (think masculine and patriotic colors), and floral themes abound in this catalog, as well as some VERY cool new punches. I'm going to place my preview order in just a few days, so will be working on (then posting photos of) samples from that by the middle of the month.

Finally, I had the opportunity to attend the Orlando Regional Event for demonstrators. There were some fantastic women there, presenting ideas on how to make my workshops better, giving some WOW project presentations, and generally psyching me up to share more with my friends/customers. I even got to hear Shelli Gardner (CEO and Co-Founder of Stampin' Up!) speak about the company and products, and she showed us some beautiful, easy projects she'd made for Easter which didn't look near as simple as they are!

I must say that this Regional has changed the way I think about projects in general and workshops in particular. I am planning to change up the way I present things at my technique classes, and especially the hosted workshops, starting in April. I just know that it will make things more enjoyable for my friends/customers.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Occasions and Sale-a-Bration!

The winter and spring brings about the Occasions Mini Catalog sales period with Stampin' Up!, which runs January 4 through April 30. This year, there are some absolutely adorable stamp sets, designer papers, ribbons, and more. Also, Stampin' Up! has continued offering Designer Fabrics, two sets to match two of the Occasions paper sets! I plan to make myself a ragbag style pocketbook with the Springtime Vintage set, it's so cute! When I get that finished, I'll post a photo, I promise. ;)

Every year, Stampin' Up does an event called Sale-a-Bration. It's a time when customers get rewarded, even when they don't host a workshop or spend over $150, just for being customers. The deal is, for every $50 (retail) you spend, you get to choose one item out of the Sale-a-Bration booklet. There are eight great limited-time offerings, and a generous list in the back of the booklet of many stamp sets that are in the Idea Book and Catalog you can choose from as your Sale-a-Bration free gifts as well. Hostesses also get an extra set for every $300 in sales their workshops bring in. Sale-a-Bration continues until March 31st, so check out what you can earn in free products.

As always, please contact me with any questions, to schedule a one-on-one consultation, or to schedule a workshop of your own!

Note: all catalog links in this post are to PDF versions of the mentioned catalogs. If you'd like to view the products online instead, visit my Stampin' Up! Site and Store here.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

After a long break, here's the latest...

After a long break from blogging, during which I took my blog offline, I'm back to it! My purpose from now on is to keep you informed on current Stampin' Up! promotions as well as class schedules and class projects. My hope is to have photos available for class projects at least a week before the event.

In the very near future, I will be writing about the current promotions, which include the Occasions Mini Catalog (January 4 - April 30) and the annual Sale-a-Bration promotion (January 25 - March 31). You can see details now by downloading the PDF of both catalogs to the right of this page, or click on the "Shop Now" catalog photo at the top right, just below the calendar.

Also, if you would like to see products and/or projects from Stampin' Up! but my current schedule does not fit your needs, please contact me via my Stampin' Up! site and store (contact info and link are on the top right of the site) and we can arrange a one-on-one visit when I can show you!

Your input on my projects is appreciated, especially from those of you who are my clients and have requests or suggestions on these and future projects!!!

Today's classes are at 10am and 6:30pm, so it's a bit late to post previews, but here's the plan anyway: The theme is Friends, Flowers and Chocolate. We will be making the cards in the photos, but not the bud vase in the first photo.

Friends and Flowers*:
*Card made using Greenhouse Gala Designer Series Paper, Friends Never Fade Stamp Set, Pear Pizzaz 1/2 Inch Stitched-Poly Ribbon, Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight, and Pumpkin Pie Cardstock, and Pear Pizzazz ink. *Bud vase wrapper made with Greenhouse Gala Designer Series Paper, Pear Pizzazz 1/2 Inch Sticthed-Poly Ribbon and Pumpkin Pie 1/4 Inch Grosgrain Ribbon.

Friends and Chocolate:
*Made using Pink Pirouette and Chocolate Chip Cardstock, Eat Chocolate Stamp Set, Big Shot, Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, 1-3/4 Inch Circle Punch, 2-3/8 Inch Scallop Circle Punch, 1/16th Inch Handheld Circle Punch and Early Espresso 1/4 Inch Grosgrain Ribbon.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Mark your calendars for the 3rd Mondays and Oct. 9th

Boy am I behind on my blogging! Well, here's the latest...

I have begun offering two monthly Stampin' Classes in my classroom/studio on the third Mondays of each month. One is at 10am (this one will only be offered during the school year), the other at 6:30pm. The projects for each month will be the same for both classes. Each class will include two projects, and the fee is $5, or free with a $50 or greater purchase out of the catalogs.

In addition to the card classes, on October 9th, my networking group will hold a Holiday Gift Fair in the Fellowship Hall at Bethel United Methodist Church at 4843 S US Hwy 441, Lake City, FL 32025. This event will benefit the Child Advocacy Center of Lake City, FL. We are all very excited to be supporting this very important community resource and hope you will come out to help us. There will be at least 10 vendors (including myself) at the Fair offering a raffle item and gift items for sale, plus chef Gerald Hoyt of My Personal Chef will be offering box lunches for sale.

If you have questions about my Stampin' Classes or the Holiday Gift Fair, or would like to know more about Stampin' Up! and/or hosting an event, feel free to contact me today!

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Florida Sales Tax Holiday on School Supplies

The state of Florida is having a sales tax holiday for school supplies up to $10.00 per item August 13 – 15. Because school supply items are included in this sales tax holiday, the below list of items will be tax free during the holiday period. Please note that you must place your order with Stampin’ Up! during the tax holiday period in order to receive these items tax free. Please contact me if you would like to take advantage of this opportunity to stock up!

The following items are tax-exempt during the Florida sales tax holiday:

Item #
2-Way Glue Pen
SNAIL Adhesive
SNAIL Adhesive Refill
Dotto Refill
Anywhere Glue Stick
Sticky Strip
Stampin' Dimensionals
Mini Glue Dots
Paper Snips
White Uni-Ball Signo Gel Pen
Blender Pens
Stampin’ Write Markers (individual)
Basic Black Stampin’ Write Journaler
Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Extra, Extra Hostess Benefits!

To download this flyer, CLICK HERE

Beginning today through August 31, Stampin' Up!™ hostesses can earn an extra $25 in hostess awards when you host a qualifying workshop (total workshop sales equal to or greater than $350). With a brand-new Idea Book & Catalog and even more generous hostess benefits, August is a great month to host your workshop. The following details apply:
  • Only customer, hostess, and workshop order types qualify for this promotion. Online orders do not qualify.
  • Orders must be $350 or more to qualify.
  • Hostesses may use their additional $25 in hostess free merchandise on any regular catalog/mini catalog merchandise.
  • Orders larger than $350 are not eligible for additional hostess free merchandise dollars. For example, a $700 workshop does not receive $50 in additional dollars. All orders over $350 always receive $25 in additional free hostess dollars
To schedule your workshop, CONTACT ME today!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Carryover Stamp Sets

Sometimes Stampin' Up!™ doesn't have enough room in their publications for all the wonderful things they have on sale. Because of this, they make up special fliers we Demonstrators can make available for customers so they can see images of these stamp sets. Below is a link to a PDF file which will allow you to see some stamps that are not in the current catalog but are still for sale. Just click on the link below the image to download it.

To download this flyer, click here.

These are not the only unpublished items still for sale. If you'd like me to email you another flier which was available in April, please contact me and I will email you that file.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Multi-vendor event!

Card CASEd from Mary N. Davidson's design

Next week I will be participating in a multi-vendor event at Schatzi's here in town. I wanted to share the card I'll be demonstrating at that event. My friend Lisa Ayers will be offering a Dove Chocolate tasting at the same event. This particular event is by invitation only, but we would be happy to schedule a similar future event with you!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

2010-2011 Catalogs are here!!!

Hi all. I've just put up photos and links to the new catalogs on the sidebar. I'm so excited about all the changes that are happening at Stampin' Up! and I hope you'll take time to browse these catalogs to see what I mean. The new color collections are trendy and versatile, the stamp sets are adorable, and the new designer papers and scrapbooking sets are so fun I can't wait to work with them! I'm also looking forward to using some of the Decor Elements in my new home, both in the studio and in my living room (just to start with).

FYI, there's a multi-vendor event coming up at Schatzi's, located at 488 N Marion Ave, Lake City, FL 32055. I will be doing a Stampin' Up! make-&-take, while my friend Lisa Ayers will be doing a Dove Chocolate Discoveries chocolate tasting at the "bar". More information will be upcoming in the near future...

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

June News

I'm back! I'm sorry to report it's taken me longer than I would have liked to get things moving to the point where I can safely say I'm ready for business. We've had some familial issues here which needed to be dealt with, but now things are getting on track and I'm ready to get going!

First of all, I wanted to let you know that Stampin' Up! is getting ready for a change in it's main catalog, the Idea Book and Catalog, to change over to a new publication. What that means is, the 2009-2010 IB&C is getting ready to be stored on your idea shelves on June 30th, and a new catalog will be available for purchase on July 1st. The 2009-2010 Definitely Decorative catalog will also be transitioning to a 2010-2011 selling year as well. Look here or on my store site on July 1st for links to PDFs of the new catalogs!

Many items are being retired as of June 30th. If you're interested in seeing what those are, "Last Chance Lists" are available under the tab near the top of the page entitled "Promotions" on my store website which refer to item name, item number, and the catalog/page where they can be found. You can order anything through me by clicking on the "Shop Now" button, or by getting in contact with me via my phone number and/or email address, available on that website.

Stampin' Up! is doing a "Color Renovation!" After doing some extensive research into the current trends, Stampin' Up! has determined that they need to make some major changes to their color offerings. In many ways they are simplifying things by offering more neutrals, making neutrals one of the four main color groups available, and reducing the number of colors in each main color group from 12 to 10. A side benefit of this change is that buying a complete set of stamp pads or markers will cost a little bit less. Admittedly, there are a lot of very pretty colors being retired, and for some people that will be problematic in getting their sets of pads, markers, etc updated. However, I have to say that I am personally VERY excited about the new colors!!! Look below for documents showing the colors being retired and the new color collections (and if you'd like PDFs of the below documents, please email me and I'll be happy to forward them to you!):

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

We're moving!

You may be wondering why I haven't been posting anything for so long...

We made the decision this winter to (finally) buy a house, hoping that what we buy would have a space I could use to begin offering classes to my customers. We searched with the help of our Realtor, Mike Foster, who was able to outline what was available and give us an idea of what we'd be able to do with our resources. What we found went beyond our wildest dreams in size and comfort!

What's most pertinent to you is that I will have a space which I can devote entirely to creative arts, without having to kick my men out onto the street whenever I hold an event.

In the meantime, I'm concentrating on getting things ready for the big move sometime next month. Once the move is done and I'm settled in a bit, I will begin putting more posts up here in addition to offering monthly events in that new space. Stay tuned here and on my official Stampin' Up! site and store for more information starting sometime in May.


Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Catalog Corrections and Write-Ins

2010 Occasions Mini Catalog


Item #





Eggcoutrements stamp set

The rectangular image which can be used for an egg stand is actually 5-1/4" long with 14 scallops and not 3" as shown in the catalog. If you're using this image with the clear-mount block, use block I.

2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog


Item #





Jumbo Snowflake punch

The snowflake image shown on the top of the punch is incorrect. You can see the correct image of this punch on page 187.



Season of Joy stamp set

The French version of this stamp set is not listed on the page. The French name of this set is Une joyeuse saison (item 112646).



Many Merry Messages stamp set

The French version of this stamp set is not listed on the page. The French name of this set is Nombreux joyeux messages (item 107714).



Monogram Sweet stamp set

This stamp set should be listed as double-mounted.



Garden Whimsy stamp set

The French version of this stamp set is not listed on the page. The French name of this set is De mon jardin (item 113528).



God's Blessings

The French version of this stamp set is not listed on the page. The French name of this set is Cadeau du Ciel (item 116267).



Warm Words

The French version of this stamp set is not listed on the page. The French name of this set is Mots chaleureux (item 107741).



Monogram Sweet stamp set

This stamp set should be listed as double-mounted.



Cottage Wall

The bottom-middle image of the paper swatches shows a plain green paper. The paper is actually a striped sheet with Old Olive, Orchid Opulence, and Rich Razzleberry.



Lattice die

The artwork for the Lattice die is not scaled at the same percentage as the other Bigz dies shown on the same page. It is shown at approximately 37 percent while the other dies are shown at approximately 25 percent. The actual cut lattice image measures approximately 3-1/4" x 3-1/4". The artwork design for this die is correct.



Alphabet Simple Letters

Asterisk at bottom of page should read: Alphabet Simple Letters uses "B" as "Q," "D" as "P," as well as "N" as "U".



8-1/2" x 11" Craft Keepers

The catalog does not list a quantity for each package. Each package includes 3 Craft Keepers.



12" x 12" Craft Keepers

The catalog does not list a quantity for each package. Each package includes 3 Craft Keepers.



Humor in High Heels stamp set

We listed the item number for this stamp set incorrectly in the index. The correct item number is 111652, and is listed correctly on page 55 where the stamp set image is shown.



Elegant Thank You

The index shows the incorrect price for this stamp set as $8.95. Page 144 in the catalog shows the correct price as $6.95.


111552 and 111550

Sock Monkey and Sock Monkey Accessories stamp sets

In the index, the item numbers listed for the Sock Monkey and Sock Monkey Accessories sets are switched. The item number for the Sock Monkey is 111550 and the item number for the Sock Monkey Accessories set is 111552.

2009-2010 Celebrando Creatividad


Item #





See you Around jumbo Stampin' Around wheel

This jumbo wheel is shown in the index in error. This wheel is no longer available.

Fall-Winter 2009 Definitely Decorative Brochure


Item #





Ginormous Flowers I

The colors listed for this product are incorrect. The correct colors are Pixie Pink, Chocolate, So Saffron, and Certainly Celery.



Ginormous Flowers II

The colors listed for this product are incorrect. The correct colors are Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive, So Saffron, and Taken with Teal.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

November workshop preview

My November e-newsletter has been prepared and sent out. If you have not received my newsletter and would like to, please click here to contact me through my official Stampin' Up website and store.

Here is a preview of one of the make-and-take cards I'll be demonstrating in any workshop parties hosted in November:

From 2009-10 IBC Cards

Don't forget about the specials mentioned in the November 1st posting...November is a GREAT month to host a workshop party!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Holiday Extravaganza and other promotions

Holiday Extravaganza:

Use the Stampin' Up! Holiday Extravaganza Gift Giving Guide to find gifts for kids, teens, neighbors, cards makers, scrapbookers, and more--or to find the supplies you need to create special handcrafted gifts.

Plus, from November 1 to January 4, receive a free Decor Elements piece (up to a $16.95 value) when you spend $50 on products in the guide! For every additional $50 you spend on these products, you will get an additional Decor Elements piece.

Download a PDF of the Holiday Gift Giving Guide by clicking here.

If you have any questions about products in this guide or would like to put an order in now, contact me via my official Stampin' Up! website and store.

Sweet Rewards Hostess Promotion:

Earn even more free products with this Stampin' Up! limited-time hostess offer!

Through November 30, get My Digital Studio, the new digital scrapbooking and card-designing software, at 50% off--a savings of nearly $40--when you host a $400 workshop!

Or choose any one item* from the Holiday 2009 Mini Catalog for just $10 when you host a $250 workshop.

Make plans today to host your own Stampin' Up! workshop and enjoy this sweet reward. Visit my official Stampin' Up! website and store to contact me today so we can schedule your workshop!
*Offer does not include My Digital Studio or hostess sets

New Business Opportunity:

Do you enjoy digital photography? Are you an avid blogger or Facebooker? Do you love computers and technology? Do you enjoy crafting using different mediums? Are you interested in earning extra money doing something you love?

Then Stampin' Up! has the perfect opportunity for you!

Make some extra income, plus get a discount on digital and traditional Stampin' Up! products by becoming a Stampin' Up! demonstrator.

With Stampin' Up!, starting your own business is easy! For just $185, you'll have everything you need to get started. Here's what you'll get in the Digital+ Starter Kit:

Digital+ Starter Kit Price: $185 (over $295 value!)

Digital+ Starter Kit Contents:
  • My Digital Studio software suite
  • Two stamp sets (Party Hearty, Petal Pizzazz)
  • Whisper White card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
  • Earth Elements assorted card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
  • Four Classic Stampin' Pads (Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Tempting Turquoise)
  • Four Stampin' Write markers (Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red)
  • Chocolate Chip 1/4" grosgrain ribbon
  • Real Red 1" double-stitched grosgrain ribbon
  • Button Latte Designer buttons
  • Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Mini Glue Dots
  • SNAIL Adhesive
  • Business supplies (product catalogs, order forms, training DVD and other supplies)
Contact me through my official Stampin' Up! website and store to get started.

Monday, October 26, 2009

The Final Deals of the Week!

The final October Deals of the Week has been announced. They are these adorable Pirate and Princess party kits shown above and below! (They are pictured larger on pages 74-75 and 174-175 of the 2009/10 Idea Book and Catalog) Until October 31 you can get these kits—no limits—for just $9.99 instead of the catalog price of $15.95 each. These are a wonderful option to throw together a great party.
Each kit includes a craft, party favors, cupcake toppers, banners, invitations and envelopes for eight. The only thing you need is adhesive—everything else, including ribbon for the banners, elastic cord for the eye patches in the pirate kit, even toothpicks, comes included in the kit!
Since you're saving so much money on the party kit you might want to add another craft for your party...There's a wonderful matching stamp set for each of these kits.
Plus, there are personalized name stamps available if you order directly through me to use when making out these adorable invitations. (Sorry, personalized stamps are not available in the online store.)
Imagine a fabulous party with no hassle—just pure enjoyment. Visit my Online Store to contact me or just use the online store to order a couple of kits today.
I’m getting the pirate kit for my son's December birthday!

Regular Price
Sale Price
October 26, 10:00 AM (MT) through October 31, 11:50 PM (MT)
Princess Party Kit
Pirate Party Kit

Visit my Online Store today to take advantage of these great offers! My contact information is available there.
Suggested additions to these nifty party kits:
Pirate Time, $16.95/set

Princess Time, $16.95/set

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Deals of the Week

Stampin' Up! is offering specials on new products every week in October. The current Deals of the Week are available for order at these great prices from October 19, 10 AM (MT) through October 26, 9:50 AM (MT).
Regular Price
Special Price
Basic Jumbo grommets
Mini Library clips
Circle Designer brads
1/2" Library clips

For more details these items, please visit my Stampin' Up! website and click on the red box that says "Deals of the Week". My contact information is available on that site, and I'd be more than happy to answer any questions you might have.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Preview of World Card Making Day Open House Samples

The countdown has been ticking and I'm trying my best to prepare as many samples as I can...despite my whole family having been sick this week and more. Okay, so I feel rather behind on things, but I can at least offer enough samples to make it worth your while to come visit me anyway. (And don't worry, we're all getting better thanks to antibiotics, so you won't catch anything!) Here's a preview of some more items you'll see Saturday or Tuesday:

This first card was made using the Patterned Pines stamp set...which you can only get if you host a workshop...and the message came from A Cardinal Christmas. I used Real Red and Kraft colored papers, and Real Red ink. The snowflake background was done with the second stamped image so it would look softer. To add a little interest, I punched out the message using the Scalloped Oval Punch and used the Wide Oval Punch for the background. This is a very fast, easy project!

This card has a Kraft card base and Dusty Durango and Crushed Curry layers. It was stamped using the For All You Do stamp set on a Naturals White paper. I used the "kissing" technique to get polka-dots on the butterfly and the "rock and roll" technique to get Crushed Curry edges on the flowers. Again, I punched out the message using the Scalloped Oval Punch and used the Wide Oval Punch for the background. The ribbon is Dusty Durango.

Made using the For All You Do stamp set and Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, and Crushed Curry solid colored papers. The patterned paper is from the Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Series paper set. I rounded the corners with a Corner Rounder Punch.

This is a gift "box" for giving a set of 3x3 note cards in. It's made using Dusty Durango, Basic Black and Whisper White papers. The image comes from the For All You Do stamp set. The ribbon handles are Black Gingham. This gift box and a set of cards will be one of the door prizes offered at the Open House.

The final card for tonight's post is made using the Rich Razzleberry and Naturals White papers along with a small strip of patterned paper from the Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Series paper pack. The stamp set used is Flight of the Butterfly, and the ribbon is Twill Tape stamped with a small flower from the same stamp set. Ink colors used are Rich Razzleberry and Melon Mambo.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

World Card Making Day Open House

Come visit me on World Card Making Day for a chance to learn about how Stampin' Up! products can be used in making your cards (and many other projects). This will be my first ever event! Many products and completed projects will be on display for you to experience the high quality and versatility of Stampin' Up! merchandise. While visiting, you will be able to do a small project, look through the beautiful catalogs, learn about the current specials being offered, book workshops in your home, and put in orders for supplies to make your own holiday cards, etc. Special gifts and incentives will be offered to those who book a workshop in their home during this event.

Additional details TBA.

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Happy B-day Simply Scrappin' Kit

Below you will find several projects I made using only a Stampin' Up! Happy B-day Simply Scrappin' kit (some cards use additional cardstock in Whisper White). By the way, this Scrappin' kit only costs $19.95, and there is a LOT of paper still left over from my pack!

The first four projects below are called "Side-Step Cards" and were inspired by Julie Davison's blog:

Below is a 6"x6"2-Page Spread: