DATES TO REMEMBER

  • June 1: FIRST DAY of 2017-18 Annual Catalog
  • June 1: New Catalog Open House, 4:30-6:30 pm
  • June 10: Technique Training, 10-noon
  • June 24: Stamp-A-Stack, 10-noon

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Red Take It To Heart

This was another experiment card when I was trying to come up with a design for a swap I was in. I thought it would be easier only using Real Red and Whisper White, so that's what I used for all of these.


Today's card uses products from the Occasions Mini Catalog. The kids and bike image is from Take It To Heart and reminds me of growing up in our cul-de-sac neighborhood where we gave each other rides on our bikes like this. But I wasn't sure I wanted to take the time to color the image with markers, so I just stamped it in red. I cut it out right on the line, then layered it on a heart cut with the Heart Framelits. The banner was also stamped and cut out. The greeting is from Loving Thoughts. I also used the heart embossing folder from Adorning Accents and the Adorning Accents Edgelits Die. I wasn't sure about these when I first tried using them, but they had a booth at Leadership where we could try them out. They suggested using post-it notes to hold the edgelit to the card stock so it can't move. Works perfectly!

I actually didn't finish this card until I came back from Leadership. I had a bunch of pieces and parts that I was trying together, but nothing looked right. After being around so many talented stampers and seeing their swaps and the displays from Stampin' Up!, I felt inspired and came up with more ideas! That's one of the things I love about Stampin' Up! events!
It’s time to Sale-A-Brate!
·        For every $50 you order (before shipping and tax) you get a FREE Sale-A-Bration item! Place your order today! You can order online anytime or call or e-mail me.
·        When you host a workshop (or place an order) of $150 or more, you receive a FREE exclusive tote bag! If your workshop is $400 or more, you receive a FREE hostess bundle!
·        Become a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator! during Sale-A-Bration! The Starter Kit is on sale for only $125! (regularly $175, over $340 value) Plus, you can get either a FREE pack of Designer Series Paper or digital download every month for the rest of the year!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Lots of Hearts

I hadn't stamped for quite awhile with moving and getting ready for Christmas, so when I signed up for a recent swap, I had no idea what I was going to make for my cards. I decided I wanted to do something with hearts since Valentine's Day is coming up. The card I posted on Friday is what I ended up making, but I thought I'd share some of the others I experimented with.


I LOVE the Framelits and orderd both the Labels and Hearts right away. The largest heart has a scalloped edge, but it's bigger than a standard card front. I thought maybe using half of it would be cute, so that's how this card came about. The stamped heart is from the Sale-A-Bration set Sprinkled Expressions and the "Love" is from the Sale-A-Bration set Outlined Occasions. I also used the Adorning Accents Textured Impressions Embossing Folder that is little hearts. Chase told me this didn't look quite right, so I didn't use it for the swap. What do you think?

If you would like to order any of these items or anything else...

It’s time to Sale-A-Brate!
·        For every $50 you order (before shipping and tax) you get a FREE Sale-A-Bration item! Place your order today! You can order online anytime or call or e-mail me.
·        When you host a workshop (or place an order) of $150 or more, you receive a FREE exclusive tote bag! If your workshop is $400 or more, you receive a FREE hostess bundle!
·        Become a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator! during Sale-A-Bration! The Starter Kit is on sale for only $125! (regularly $175, over $340 value) Plus, you can get either a FREE pack of Designer Series Paper or digital download every month for the rest of the year!

Friday, January 27, 2012

To Die For Dies!

It was a good thing I was by myself when I first looked thru the Occasions Mini Catalog! I'm sure I squealed when I flipped to page 6 and saw the Framelits Dies! I've been waiting a long time for Stampin' Up! to carry a product like this! I have used another brand for my personal projects for years and really like them, but I will admit I haven't touched them since I got my SU! Framelits!

from the Occasions Mini Catalog, copyright Stampin' Up!

Here's a swap I made using the Labels Collection, Sprinkled Expressions (Sale-A-Bration set), Take It To Heart (Occasions Mini, page 14) and Teeny Tiny Wishes (Idea Book & Catalog, page 157).


Colors: Real Red & Whisper White

Instead of cutting out the banner, I stamped it on the large Whisper White label in Real Red, then used an exacto knife to cut a slit that the Real Read label could slide into. Much easier- especially since I made 45 of these!

It’s time to Sale-A-Brate!
·        For every $50 you order (before shipping and tax) you get a FREE Sale-A-Bration item! Place your order today! You can order online anytime or call or e-mail me.
·        When you host a workshop (or place an order) of $150 or more, you receive a FREE exclusive tote bag! If your workshop is $400 or more, you receive a FREE hostess bundle!
·        Become a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator! during Sale-A-Bration! The Starter Kit is on sale for only $125! (regularly $175, over $340 value) Plus, you can get either a FREE pack of Designer Series Paper or digital download every month for the rest of the year!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Sweet Shop Suite Is SWEET!

Have you seen the Sweet Shop Product Suite in the Occasions Mini Catalog? It's coordinating products with a cupcake and ice cream theme. I love it! Two stamp sets, Designer Series Paper, Designer Stickers, Decor Elements, epoxy brads, baker's twine, and scented embossing powder! They are on pages 32-36, so check them out if you haven't already!

Here are two cards I made for a swap that use the Sweet Shop Designer Stickers and Designer Series Paper.


Cupcakes!


Ice Cream!

Colors: Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Soft Suede, Whisper White
Greeting: Crazy For Cupcakes (page 67 in the Idea Book & Catalog)

 
It’s time to Sale-A-Brate!
·        For every $50 you order (before shipping and tax) you get a FREE Sale-A-Bration item! Place your order today! You can order online anytime or call or e-mail me.
·        When you host a workshop (or place an order) of $150 or more, you receive a FREE exclusive tote bag! If your workshop is $400 or more, you receive a FREE hostess bundle!
·        Become a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator! during Sale-A-Bration! The Starter Kit is on sale for only $125! (regularly $175, over $340 value) Plus, you can get either a FREE pack of Designer Series Paper or digital download every month for the rest of the year!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Leadership 2012- San Antonio

Before I start, I have to apologize for not posting much lately. With moving, the holidays, and getting ready for Leadership, there just haven't been enough hours in the day to do everything I want to do. I hope that will change now that things are calming down around here! Thanks for not giving up on me!

I was just at Stampin' Up!'s Leadership Conference last week. It was AWESOME! I enjoy Convention, but there are thousands of people there. Leadership is much smaller (I heard around 1300 this year) and more intimite. It's just a totally different atmosphere and I love it! While Convention is open to all demonstrators, Leadership is for those who are actively building their business and have downline. The training we receive is more business building rather than just product-oriented. But there's still lots of stamping and cool ideas! Including an announcement about a NEW product- The Simply Scored Diagonal Plate! Woohoo! I can’t wait to order this! Now we’ll be able to make diagonal score lines! It will be great for making envelopes and lots of other things!

The other big announcement was the changes to our catalogs! In a nutshell, starting June 1, 2012, Stampin' Up! will release one annual catalog, comparable to (but slightly smaller than) the current Idea Book & Catalog, and two seasonal catalogs, comparable to (but larger than) the current mini catalogs.

Annual Catalog
  • The annual catalog will run from June 1, 2012 through May 31, 2013.
  • The annual catalog will be reduced from over 240 pages in the current Idea Book & Catalog to 208 pages.
  • The annual catalog will be printed on lighter-weight paper.
  • Stamp sets will still be shown at actual size and sample projects will still be shown.
  • D├ęcor Elements and Simply Adorned product lines will be discontinued.

Seasonal Catalogs
  • The Occasions, Summer, and Holiday Mini Catalogs will be replaced by two seasonal catalogs called the Holiday Catalog and the Spring Catalog.
    • The first Holiday Catalog will run from August 1, 2012 through the beginning of January, 2013
    • The first Spring Catalog will run from the beginning of January, 2013 through May 31, 2013.
  • The seasonal catalogs will be larger in both size (8 1/2" x 11") and page count (about 40 pages) than the current mini catalogs.
  • These new seasonal catalogs will give have a longer selling period for each than with the current mini catalogs (more time for you to buy) and more room to include seasonal-specific products (more things for you to buy).
Exciting! I can’t wait to see the new catalog!

Of course we had to visit the Alamo since we were in San Antonio!


The Riverwalk is beautiful and the weather was perfect almost every day- sunny and in the 70’s. Only 1 day of fog and light rain so it was cooler.

I can’t wait to find out where Leadership will be next year! And I’d love to have you join me! Now is the perfect time to start your Stampin’ Up! business- the Starter Kit is only $125 during Sale-A-Bration! Sign up today!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

A Stamper's Favorite Time Of The Year...Sale-A-Bration!




Hostess Bundle Details:
The Hostess Bundle includes the products found on pages 6-7 of the Sale-A-Bration brochure, including
  • Fresh Vintage stamp set (wood- or clear-mount)
  • Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper
  • Everyday Enchantment Ribbon & Brad Pack

Details:
  • FREE package of Designer Series Paper ($10.95 or less) or digital download (any price) begins the month after the new demonstrator joins Stampin' Up!
  • New demonstrator may choose between Designer Series Paper and digital download each month.
  • Free paper or digital download does not include tax or shipping.
  • New demonstrator must redeem her free item on a demonstrator order. If a demonstrator chooses not to add any other items to her order besides the free Designer Series Paper, she will incur the minimum shipping charge (there are no shipping charges for digital downloads).
  • Demonstrator must remain active during incentive period to be eligible for free items.