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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Monday, January 28, 2013

Upcoming Class! Cards in a Case

This project is worthy of gift giving. It has 4 cute cards inside the case with a matching envelopes and pen.
Class will be on Saturday, March 2nd, 2pm at my house. We will be using Designer Series Paper, patterns & colors will vary. I'll have several for you to choose from. Cost is $18.00. Come create with me! (Please R.S.V.P. by Feb. 15th to allow time for supplies to be ordered.)

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Puppy Love

I watched a tutorial on YouTube a few days ago about how to use a large heart-shaped die to make a puppy card for Valentine's Day. These were my attempts at the same card.

This next card was made for the Klompenstamper's Red/Pink color challenge. The same concept but much smaller dogs. I was quite happy with the results. They would make great birthday cards for little kids.

Calypso Coral cards

 I've been enjoying Calypso Coral lately. Hope you enjoy it too!

"Milk Paint" vases & matching flowers

A month or two ago in SU's bi-monthly demonstrator magazine, Stampin Connection, they had an article on how to paint clear vases so that they are colored. It's done using standard SU reinkers & white acrylic paint. Soooo easy & they really turned out cute. Then last week I watched a tutorial on  how to make coffee filter flowers that were also featured in one of the magazines. The next picture down was my first attempt. I was quite pleased with how they turned out. I used different methods to color the filters, all of them after I already had the flowers made. The first was just rubbing the ink pad around on the various surfaces of the flower, the 2nd was reinker put directly on a sponge & dabbed on the edges, the final one was spritzed using rubbing alcohol & reinker put in a spritzer tool & sprayed on the flower.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Annual Sale-A-Bration, Woot woot!

Stampin' Up!'s annual and most favorite promotion starts today!  Click on the link below to browse through it.

Sale a Bration Brochure here
****Scroll down to see everything! 

 Everything you see in this catalog is FREE.  That's right - it's all free! 

Customers: Spend $50 and get one FREE sale-a-bration choice
Spend $150 and get three FREE sale-a-bration choices plus a FREE pack of Silver Glimmer paper.

Hostess : Have a $150 workshop, get free glimmer paper
Have a $400 workshop, get the Madison Avenue stamp set, Sycamore Street designer paper and Sycamore Street Buttons and Ribbon pack FREE plus the silver Glimmer paper.
This is in addition to what you spend as a customer and the normal hostess benefits.

Demonstrators: The best deal is to sign up to be a demo.....even if it is just for the kit....  You get to choose $156.50 in product and only pay..........$99 (I'll pay your sales tax!) Shipping is always FREE on a starter kit. Then you start saving 20% on everything you purchase and of course there are a lot of additional benefits!  Click here to join my team and get started!

Saturday, January 19, 2013

January Get-Together

These are some of the cards the ladies will have to choose from to make at our upcoming get-together.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

NEW - Single stamps are here again, yay!

After the last offering of single stamps (a smashing success,) 
SU is offering some fresh options. Read on...

These new, never seen before "SINGLE" stamps are available only until the end of 
March.  They are only available in "clear" mount, and beside each stamp it shows the recommended block size.  These are so cute!!!!  I want them all!!!  (and probably will 
get them all!!!--you too??)  You can either email me your order, add them to another 
order (maybe wait until Sale-a-bration begins Jan 22) or order on-line!  Just make sure
 to order them before the end of March!

NEW - Dude, You're Welcome! Great for guys that are creative.

You asked, and we listened! 
We're excited to introduce our new, very manly stamping kit: the Dude, You're Welcome! kit.
Basically, the kit includes everything a guy needs to create the perfect manly card that anyone would appreciate receiving, all neatly packaged in a nifty masculine box.

Dude, You're Welcome! Kit

Guys don't always have the easiest time expressing themselves, but with the Dude, You're Welcome kit, they'll have:
  • Four wood-mount stamps (double-mounted) with the perfect sentiment for every occasion
  • Twelve 4" x 6" postcards in four different (manly) colors
  • Twelve gray envelopes
  • A Basic Gray Classic Stampin' Pad
  • An instructional guide (for the most novice stamper!)

NEW - Best of 25 Years, January

As part of our 25-year anniversary celebration, we're bringing back some of our favorite
stamp images from the last quarter century and combining them into 12 sets, which will release-one set per month-during 2013. 
Even better, along with some great classic images, each "Best of" set will also include
a never-before-seen image! Here is the January release:
The fun part.....each set comes with a proof of purchase sticker.  When you collect 6 stickers, you can select a stamp set of your choice, valued up to $14.95, for FREE! - Contact me for a collection card.

NEW! - Paper Pumpkin (think Cinderella's carriage)

I'm Paper Pumpkin . . .
I come to your door each month (a fully decked-out creativity carriage). I'll help you to escape your life with some paper fun.
I come in a sweet box, but you'll really love what you find on the inside:
All the stamps, ink, paper, and accessories to create pinable projects. Create stuff like cards, journals, décor, and more!
Paper Pumpkin by Stampin' Up! is a new monthly kit program that anyone (even you) can enjoy!

Get Started
It's so easy to get started. Simply sign up for the program by visiting and click Get it. 
Every month a new, surprise project kit arrives at your doorstep. Just think of the anticipation of creating a fun project to pin, showoff, and share with your friends and family-every month!

Of course, you'll want to know more. So here's the nitty gritty:
* Each month we send you a unique, surprise kit with a project-cards, journals, décor, and more!

* Each kit includes stamps, ink, paper, and accessories-everything but adhesive.(See my offer below)

* Each kit gives you a 30-minute creativity escape.

* We will ship your Paper Pumpkin on or around the 15th of the month.  

* You need to sign up for a kit by the 10th of the month to get that month's kit. If you sign up on the 11th of the month, your first kit will come the next month. (Let's say you sign up on May 10th, we'll send your kit around May 15th. If you sign up on May 11th, we'll send your first kit around June 15th.)

* A Paper Pumpkin membership is $19.95 per month (and shipping is included!)  

* There's no commitment, you can cancel your monthly Paper Pumpkin at anytime. You can also skip a month if you want.

* Starting in early March, we'll offer a Try-It kit if you'd like to try Paper Pumpkin for one month.

A Free Gift in Your Very First Kit
The Welcome Kit is the very first Paper Pumpkin you will receive in your first month of membership. The Welcome Kit includes a free gift-a clear acrylic block!

Sign up with me as your demonstrator of choice and get a Free Gift from me.
I will provide an adhesive snail for you during your first month when you sign up.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Patty Perks

This is a new program that I am starting retroactive with Nov. 1st, giving you 2 bonus months. For every retail dollar you order, you earn a point. When you reach 250 points, you can choose anything from the catalog that is $25.00 or less for FREE. (I'll pay shipping & tax.) Points expire at the end of 2013. We’ll begin anew in 2014, if this goes well. As an added benefit to you, I will track your points for you on my handy-dandy points tracker spreadsheet.
*Web orders with me listed as your demonstrator COUNT (I will receive an e-mail from SU that you've placed an order.)
*Points are calculated on a whole dollar amount. Example: Your order comes to $21.95 before shipping & tax; your points earned is 21.
*Points are not awarded on cash & carry items.
*Points are not awarded on shipping or tax.
*Points may not be transferred to another customer.
*Not redeemable for cash.