Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Great Deals Happening Now at StampinUp!

So many things going on at Stampin'Up! these days. I feel like I am always playing catch up with so much to report. :o) Here are the latest specials:  Now through October 28th, get 25% off 25 selected stamp sets! Check out the flyer to the left to see the complete list. You have a choice of wood or clear mounted stamps as well as some of the Single Stamps offered!

The latest photopolymer set Endless Wishes#133455 is perfect for your Christmas Cards and Newsletters. This set has a variety of sayings as well as fun snowflakes to make any card festive. Check out the flyer for more information.

#134384 October's Best of Christmas set is available now. This set features 3 previously released stamps and one never before seen stamp. This is a fun and festive set just in time for the Christmas season. 

#135921 Pop & Place Bundle is a perfect way to make your Christmas season easier. SU! has put together a fantastic set to make cards, tags, decorate boxes and bags. So much fun in one little set. Get your's today!

Don't forget to check out Stampinup.com each Tuesday and Thursday for Daily and Weekly specials. This 25th Anniversary year for Stampin'Up! has been a great time for SU to offer the best specials, sales, and stamps to all.
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 4, 2013

New! Pop & Place

Our new Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags come in a booklet of 70+ tags in five designs--created from our existing punch and die shapes. These tags (which coordinate with the Season of Style products in the 2013 holiday catalog) are perfect for decorating your Christmas packages or for giving as a gift.

There are 4 ways to purchase this fantastic set:

134975     Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags Book                                              $9.95
134623     Christmas Tagables Photopolymer Stamp Set                                 $13.95
135921     Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags Bundle                                            $19.95

  •                Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tag Book
  •                Christmas Tagables Photopolymer Stamp Set
135290      Pop & Place Holiday GIft Tags Starter Bundle                                 $24.95

  •               Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tag Book
  •               Christmas Tagables Photopolymer Stamp Set
  •               Soft SUede Classic Stampin' Spot
  •               Clear Block C  
Available October 4-December 31, 2013. To place an order, visit my site by clicking on the link to the right of the page. When placing an order use Hostess Code: 32UT7ENP
Happy Stamping!

New! Envelope Punch Board

The NEW Envelope Punch Board is now available!  I've had so much fun playing with this board and you will too!  Use this creative tool to create anything from itty bitty to long and skinny envelopes!

  • It creates totally customizable envelopes in up to 66 different sizes (not to mention a million different color and pattern options depending on the paper you want to use). Even tried and true envelope sizes will only take you moments to create!
  • It's super easy to use;
  • It's small and lightweight
  • It even has a slick scoring tool as well as a punch that lets you create rounded corners.
  • It's easy to keep it all together; the stylus storage compartment and two punches are designed into the tool so you don't have a bunch of little pieces to keep track of (even the instructions are printed right on the tool so you won't lose them!).
  • It also makes cards: 
    Check out a couple of the cards (Yes,cards!) I've made with it so far:

    133774  Envelope Punch Board  $19.95
    I hope you enjoy these samples. They are just a taste of the versatility of the envelope punch board. If you are interested in ordering the Envelope punch board, visit my website by locating the link to the left side of the page. Don't forget to use the hostess code: 32UT7ENP. 
    Happy Stamping!

    The October Best of 25 Years stamp set is the Best of Christmas.  
    Item # 134384
    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!
    Some things to remember:
    • All Best of stamp sets will include 3-5 images, including a never-before seen image, and will be priced at $14.95.
    • While we are releasing just one Best of stamp set per month (with a new theme each month), all of the Best of sets will be available until March 31, 2014.
    • All Best of stamp sets are available in Clear-Mount only.
    • As a special incentive to collect the Best of stamps, we're including a collector's card and 25-year proof of purchase sticker with every Best of set. Collect six stickers, and send it in to redeem a FREE set of your choice valued up to $14.95! Free sets must be redeemed no later than April 30, 2014.

    To place an order, visit my personal store by clicking on the link to the right of the page. Don't forget to use Hostess Code : 32UTENP

    Limited Time Offer, Join SU for only $25!

    Dates:  October 7-21, 20137

    The Fine Print:
    • This offer is only good for two weeks!
    • During this offer, only the special $25 starter kit will be available; the regular $99 starter kit will not be available.
    The $25 Starter Kit includes:
    • $26.95 worth of Stampin' Up! product (it must be more than $25, but not more than $26.95 before tax)
    Business pack which includes:
    • A box of annual catalogs
    • A package of the current seasonal catalog
    • Getting Started DVD
    • Starter Kit Business Brick
    • Customer postcards
    I would love to have you join my team! Send me a note and we can talk more about this fantastic opportunity.
    Happy Stamping!

    Stampin'Up! Celebrating 25th Year Anniversary with great deals!

    Offer: Get $25 extra hostess dollars when you have a qualifying* party.
    *$250 in party sales before tax and shipping.

    Dates: October 1-31, 2013
    The Fine Print:
    • The following order types qualify for this promotion (customer, demonstrator, workshop).
    • Hostesses may use their additional hostess dollars on any current catalog merchandise. 
    • Orders larger than the qualifying amount are not eligible for additional hostess dollars.

    I still have a few dates open so call me to schedule your party today and take advantage of this fantastic offer!

    As if the extra $25 in hostess dollars for hosting a qualifying party during the month of October, Stampin'Up! is now offering new recruits a discounted kit of $25 to turn your hobby into a business! $25 is the lowest price ever for a kit to be offered! During these two weeks, October 7-21, join as a Stampin'Up! demonstrator for only $25. Order $25 worth of SU product and get catalogs, order forms, and the business materials you need to start. Place a $150 order within the first 30 days and get 1 free stamp set from the 2013-2014 catalog, as well as the hostess benefits from placing that minimum order, and an extra 10% commission added to the standard 20% commission for that very first order! Wow! Join for $25 (plus tax & shipping) and get so much more! What a great way to join and be a hobby demonstrator and get a 20% discount on SU products. Don't wait to get in on these two fantastic deals!

    Wednesday, August 14, 2013

    New Products and card samples

    Stampin'Up! Released a new single stamp promotion today, just in time for your holiday cards. These are single, clear mount stamps available till January 31, 2013. These are never before seen stamps and many coordinate with punches or framelits. Check out the flyer to the right for more information. These can be ordered by clicking on my store link to the right. If you'd like more information, please feel free to contact me.
    Next, I attended an upline meeting last Thursday where we made several fantastic Christmas cards. Here are a few of them:

    This one is adorable and the little santa is just so cute! He is from the Color Me Christmas set (131742W/131745C) found in the new Holiday catalog. We added a simple white pom pom on his hat and some Dazzling Details (124117) to his beard and hat for sparkle. The warm winter wishes stamp and snowflake came from the Snow Day (131892W/131895C) set with the cute snowman.

    This lovely card was made starting with the Flowering Flourishes stamp (131998W/126367C) stamped in Old Olive. The ornament from the Christmas Collectibles (131772W/131775C) was stamped in Cherry Cobbler. Peace on Earth is from Calm Christmas (132736W/132739C) and was embossed in silver. Rhinestones (119246) were added as well as the layer of Cherry Cobbler was glittered using a glue pen (100425) and Dazzling Diamonds glitter (102023).  I will be spritzing all of them with my shimmer spray of course, but I haven't got around to it just yet. I love Sparkle! Especially for the Holidays.

    I think this is one of my favorites. We started with Cherry Cobbler Cardstock. Layered with a piece of Silver Glimmer Paper (124005) which was also used with the Ornament Framelits to cut out the center ornament.  The Wreath is two stamps from the Daydream Medallions (131976W/126467C) set stamped in Gumball Green. Then a touch of Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details (125585) was added and a Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding bow to top it off and you have a sparkly Christmas wreath card. Oh, the Merry Christmas stamped and embossed in white is from Sassy Salutations (132070W/126707C).

    This was a fun twist to embossing folders...We Versa Marked the Chevron (127749) folder and embossed with Irridescent Ice (101930).  A Banner Christmas (130252W/130255C) stamp set was used for the JOY and a Deco Label Framelit was used to cut out a Glimmer Paper Label. The green card stock was Pistachio Pudding and it was teamed up with Cherry Cobbler. You can't see it with this picture but this card really really sparkles! 

    Well, There you go! A few fun cards for the upcoming Christmas season. I've been working on lots of projects and classes to share and I'll be posting more pics from convention so keep coming back. And leave me a quick comment if you would please, I love to read them, even if you are a fellow demonstrator!
    Happy Stamping....

    Friday, August 2, 2013

    Holiday Catalog is now Live and New Thinlits Dies are available too!

    So, by now many of you have received your SU Holiday Catalogs in the mail and are pouring over the oodles of fun holiday items to make and craft. One of the surprises we were told about at Convention this year were these New Thinlits Card Dies. The picture above shows their function perfectly. Such a fun card and so many things you can do with these new framelits. They shared a few other ideas at convention as well.

    This one was cute, sorry that the first pic is a bit blurry. I was trying to photograph a video screen.

    Another super idea was this folding photo book/card! Isn't it cool! I can't wait to get these and start making some of these for Christmas gifts.
    There are two types of Thinlits dies, one is a Label, one is a circle. Both come with their own embellishments. There is a flyer posted on my blog here for more information so go check it out!
    I apologize for not posting more photos of convention sooner as I am knee deep in 30 year High School Reunion plans. Tomorrow is the big day and then it's back to normal around here. I will post a bunch more next week but here's a few to hold you till then...
    There were awesome aerial performers and a live band called the Spazmatics rockin' the 80's tunes...

    These were the display boards with thousands of samples for all to see...Can you see the message? Share what you love!

    They shared fun holiday decor ideas...

    Photo journals made with our new line of journals...

    Lots and lots of cards and such on display...here's just a couple boards...

    There is so much more to share. I have more from the SU headquarters to share so come back and check in with me. If you didn't make it to convention and you are visiting, drop me a comment to let me know you like what I am sharing. 
    Until then, 
    Happy Stamping!!

    Tuesday, July 23, 2013

    I know it has been way too long since my last post. I had intended to update the blog long ago and time slipped away from me as I was preparing for Convention 2013! Well, I am back now and have so much to share!

    The first day and it was a blast! We traded swaps...and all 100 of my cards are gone! I was so surprised at how fast they went. I thought it would take longer, but now I see why people make 400 or more.
    We (my friend Joyce and I) started the day off with a bus ride to Riverton for a tour of the SU facilities.

    It is an amazing place to work. Lots of fun and very efficient. They have a museum that houses a ton of stamped cards, gifts, and home decor.

    We toured the whole building and saw where our oders are packed. Joyce and I posed for a picture at the rock out front and boarded the bus back.

    We visited some of my friends from Sac, had a yummy lunch at the Blue Iguana Mexican Restaurant, and then back to the convention center for the Opening Ceremony.
    The opening session was great with a fun trip down memory lane as Stampin'Up! Celebrates it's 25th anniversary. They talked about how far they'd come, visited with Ronald McDonald about the charity stamp set SU sells, and passed out the coveted Convention Bag! Everyone was singing and dancing throughout and we were all excited for the stamp give-a-ways.

    The After Party was so crowded it was difficult to move around or to see the demonstrations that were going on however, we were able to help pack up birthday kits for the children's hospital here in SLC. We participated in the Guiness book of World Records event of having the most hand stamped cards mailed from one location. So many samples and so much going on, I couldn't possibly post it all. So, I'll be back and share with you more pictures from the week. Until then...
    Happy Stamping!

    Friday, June 14, 2013

    Hi there folks! I hope you are enjoying all the new offerings in the new catalog. I know I am and I am sure there is even more to come with the Seasonal Catalog coming in August. I can't wait to see all of the Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas stuff. The holidays are my favorite time of year! Well, I'm busy preparing for this weekends Card Buffet with my recent recruit Flossie. I will have more fun cards to show you after Saturday so check back.
    Just a reminder...the 25% off Digital products ends on June 15th. Don't wait too long to pick up this discount off of digital product and print services. Check it out on my website here.
    I wanted to share my card for this month's group card swap. I had fun making it, even though I was up late tying to figure out the layout till I was able to CASE one similar. SU Michele Reynolds made one similar here and I changed it up a bit, but thanks to her for the inspiration!

    The theme was summer fun. I loved the bikini made using the Dress Up Framelit Dies (130101) and had to make one for myself. The bikini was made using the Polka Dot Parade DSP (126902) and I backed it up with the Gingham Garden DSP (129310). Now, you probably can't see through the glare...I took this picture in my car before going into the meeting because I realized I hadn't taken a pic of my card to share yet. I guess I could've waiting to go inside for better lighting, duh, oh well. The base of the card is Marina Mist and I used a piece of Whisper White over the base that I textured using the Perfect Polka Dots (117335) texture folder. I thought it went well with the bikini. The saying comes from the Blooming with Kindness (126422) stamp set..."Warmest Wishes"...Summer....Yeah, well my kids say I'm too punny already, so I know! 
    It's been fun sharing with you. Drop me a comment and let me know what you think. I love to read your comments.
    Happy Staming...

    Wednesday, June 5, 2013

    New Stampin'Up! Catalog Kick Off Open House

    This past Saturday I hosted a new catalog kick off open house. What fun we had! Friends could stop in, pick up a new catalog, make 5 free cards using new catalog products, see numerous samples, eat, chat, and generally just relax and have fun. I had a fantastic turn out and was visited by several friends, new and old. It was so much fun just for me!
    I thought I would share my card projects with you today...

    First was this fun dress card using the Dress Up Framelits (130101). I have discovered so many fun outfits to make with this framelit set.  I added a flower from the flower trim found in the Spring Catalog. We smushed one into a stamp pad lid that had ink on it in order to kind of antique the flower. You can use the water pen to do the same or even a re-inker to dye the flower to match a card you are making.  I  used  Cherry Cobbler for the base card. Demonstrator Vicki Burdick created the inspiration for this card. She has a ton of cards on Pinterest.

    The next card was created by using the Mosaic Punch (131267) along with the matching Mosaic Madness (130249) stamp set. The base card is Whisper White, then I used the new Coastal Cabana and Crisp Cantaloupe papers & inks, as well as Baked Brown Sugar ink. The word phrase came from the Blooming With Kindness set (126422). Add some rhinestones for some sparkle...oh! and yes, shimmer spray to finish! The inspiration was copied from a card by SU! Demo Melissa Davies. She added a butterfly and some flowers to hers....really cute!

    For the base of this card I used Very Vanilla cardstock. I used the Apothocary Accents Framelits (127003) and the Essentials Paper Piercing Pack (126187).  The background paper is Pistachio Pudding paper ran through the Big Shot using the Fancy Fan (127751) folder. The butterfly was punched out of Strawberry Slush cardstock and the Bitty Butterfly (129406) and Elegant Butterfly (127526) punches. The Delicate Designs (127023) embossing folder for the lacy design and topped it with the Gingham Garden Designer Washi Tape (129314). Now, in case you haven't seen the new Simply Pressed Clay (130685) you will love it! You press this silly puddy like clay into the Buttons & Blossoms Molds (131272), place into the freezer for 10 mins. and ta-da! Flowers ready to paint, or sponge or whatever! You can color them using a re-inker prior to molding as well. What a fun embellishment these are.  You can even press a stamp into the clay for a unique accent to a card. Oh, the words are from the Trust God (126702) stamp set. I love the soft colors for this year's NEW In-Colors. Michelle VanWiggeran is the Demo that came up with the basic design for this card, I saw her sample on Stampin'Connection.

    Next, I wanted to do a simple chalk board kind of card and this is what I came up with. I used Basic Black as a base card. Although you can't tell by this photo....the background is actually Pool Party cardstock.  The Labels Collection I used offers a variety of sizes to cut out accents. From the Heart (126557) was stamped using the StazOn (106960) white pad and I drew accents around the perimeter with the Uni-ball white gel pen (105021). The corners were punched out with the 1/2" Circle punch (119869).

    Last, but not least....is this little ditty. Gingham Garden DSP (129310) was used along with Whisper White for this card. The Label Love (130622) stamp set was used with the Artisan Label (130920) Scallop Trim Border (118402) punches for this card. The trim piece was Pistachio Pudding. A super simple card to make.    
    And the paper offers lots of color combinations too!
    Everyone really seemed to have fun playing with the new stamps and accessories. I truly enjoyed sharing the new products and playing with my new stash. So, until next time, I hope you all get a chance to look through the new catalog and see all the fun new stuff Stampin'Up! is offering this year. I'll be preparing swaps for next week and swaps for convention so check back to see what I come up with...until then,
    Happy Stamping!

    Thursday, May 9, 2013

    Card Swap

    I just wanted to post a quick pic of the card I made for this month's card swap. I really like this fold and there is so much you can do with it.
    This is the front. I used the Petite Pairs sentiments #122497 and the Papillon Potpourri set for the butterflies #123759. Oh! and of course, Mixed Bunch #125537 and Blossom Punch. The polka dot DSP adds just the right touch.

    See how cute it is on the inside. I can't wait to share the other cards I'll get back from the swap next week. So, until then....
    Happy Stamping!

    Wednesday, May 8, 2013

    Cards and Inspiration...

    After attending my friend Michelle Haney's card buffet on Saturday, I felt the need to come home and create some more cards. Some of these ideas were inspired by some cards seen on Pinterest. It really is a great place to get ideas for anything! Here are the cards I came up with...

    I love this stamp set ( Mixed Bunch #125537 clear mount ) and matching punch (Blossom # 125603). The birthday wish is from the Petite Pairs stamp set #122497 clear mount.  It's so quick and easy to stamp and punch and make these fun flowers. I like using bright colors for a summery look!  I used Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, and Tempting Turquoise inks. I really like the effect of stamping one piece of card stock and then cutting it apart to create the panels. My inspiration came from here.  I made another one as well. 

    This one I used Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi, Pumpkin Pie, and Bermuda Bay inks. The words are from the Trust God stamp set # 126702 clear mount. Same kind of card...different feel. Which one do you like?

    Next, I found inspiration in the rainbow. I just love the bright colors! My inspiration started with this and morphed into what you see here.

    I stamped the butterflies using Versa Mark and used The Best of Butterflies set #133345 clear mount.Then I used the Flowering Flourishes #126367 clear mount stamp set for the shwoopies, and then used the Elegant Butterfly #127526 punch, and then embellished with pearls. Words are from the Blooming Kindness  #126422 clear mount set. 
    This was similar and I saw a card on Pinterest like it here. I used Stampin'Up! product and Bright colors again for mine. Blooming with Kindness #126422 clear mount set for the words. Fashionable Hearts Embosslits #125596 and Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslits #117332 for the hearts. Add a rhinestone for some sparkle! 
    These next ones were inspired by this post, but I didn't make mine as elaborate as she did. I went simple. I used Marina Mist, Tempting Turquoise, and Basic Black. This first one was on Whisper White card stock. I stamped in Versa Mark and embossed with White embossing powder. The stamps used are from French Folliage #121166 (it's on the discontinued list!) Papers used were Black, Marina Mist, and Midnight Muse.
    Another twist to the previous card...I used First Edition Specialty Paper #121878 as the base. I stamped over the top, sponged with the same colors. I finished off with a Loving Thoughts #125845 clear mount phrase and some pearls.

    I have others in the works that I'll be sharing with you once they are finished. Hope you enjoyed these cards. Drop me a note and let me know which ones you liked.
    Happy Stamping!

    Wednesday, May 1, 2013

    Card Class Samples and New Items at Stampin'Up!

    Oh my gosh! I can't believe all of the fun new things coming out of Stampin'Up! these days! One thing after another....and yes, I Want it All! Look at this fantastic kit! It's called All Dolled Up. This is a fantastic way to make a batch of adorable cards in little time. It can be made by novice as well as more advanced stampers and card enthusiasts. This is what you get:

    Dolled-Up Birthday Photopolymer Stamp (1)
    8-1/2" x 5-1/2" Crumb Cake Cardstock (6 pieces)
    2" x 4-1/4" Very Vanilla Cardstock (6 pieces)
    Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes (6)
    Tea Lace Paper Doilies (6)
    Dress Up die-cuts (6)*
    Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Spot (1)
    Vanilla 5/8" Flower Trim (6 pieces)
    Sponge Dauber (1)
    Get everything you need to make six cards for only $15.95 (item 133913)!**

    To assemble one card, follow the instructions below:

    Place the stamp on clear-mount block D or H rubber side up and ink with the Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Spot.
    Stamp "Happy Birthday" at the bottom of the card front.
    Ink the Sponge Dauber with Soft Suede ink and gently antique the doily and the edges of the dress form.
    Adhere the pieces to the card front in this order:
    Very Vanilla Cardstock
    Dress form
    *Created using the Dress Up Framelits Die designed by Karen Burniston
    **Adhesive not included

    Fun & Simple! These kits would make great gifts as well! Get yours today by going to my online store or contacting me directly.

    Also, today is the first of May and a new Best Of stamp set is available. This month is Best of Brides and Babies.

    Some things to remember:
    • All Best of stamp sets will include 3-5 images, including a never-before seen image, and will be priced at $14.95.
    • While we are releasing just one Best of stamp set per month (with a new theme each month), all of the Best of sets will be available until March 31, 2014.
    • A new flyer will be released every month for each new Best of set.
    • All Best of stamp sets are available in Clear-Mount only.
    While we are releasing just one Best of stamp set per month, all of the Best of sets will be available until March 31, 2014.

    I held a card class on Friday night and taught two techniques. One was the brayer method that I posted card samples of previously and the second was a patina (aged metal) effect. Here are samples of one of the cards we created. Hey! Is that the Tardis from Doctor Who? That's what my daughter said about the phone booth stamp. Cute! Well, this effect is created by layering ink on the embossed side of cardstock by sponging. I used Tempting Turquoise and Marina Mist over the top. Then I sponged Versa Mark over the top randomly, trying not to cover all of the ink, then embossed with gold. I used the Feeling Sentimental set from Sale-A-Bration.The card on the right is more even, but I like the randomness of the card on the left as well. What do you think?

    Don't forget the retiring stamp list. Stamps and supplies only available while supplies last. See previous post for links to download list!

    Well, with so much going on I don't want to overwhelm you. I will post the other items later, but you can see the flyers here on my blog and download if you'd like more info. 
    Until then, Happy Stamping!