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.