Friday, January 30, 2009

Sale A Bration starts February 1st.

SALE A BRATION starts  February 1st.

Here are the details...
February 1 - March 31, 2009

Receive a free Sale-A-Bration item for every $50 purchase.(before tax and S&H) 

Receive a free Sale-A-Bration item with a $300 or more workshop, in addition to the normal Hostess Benefits.

Become a Demonstrator;
Choose any stamp set ( a value up to $47.95) from the current catalog when signing up during Sale-A-Bration.  PLUS, get 15% off the regular $199 price of the Starter Kit !  That's $335 worth of SU! product for only $169! 

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Technique Tuesday Hostess Club

I am starting a Hostess Club and need a few more stampers.  We will meet on the third Tuesday of the month and take turns earning Hostess Benefits.  Here is how it will work...  Six stampers will each be assigned a month by luck of the draw and in that month they will be the "Hostess".  The Hostess will get to pick the technique that we will learn that month and get the Hostess Set and the free SU! Merchandise, see the chart on page 16 to see what goodies you can earn.  

All meetings will be held at my house and all you have to do as the Hostess is bring drinks and a light snack, I do all the rest of the work.

All members of the club are required to spend $25.00 ( before tax and S&H ) each month and show up and have fun.  Want to join? Contact me today.

Here is the list of stampers who have already joined the club...
Jean N
Barb N
Nancy B

Another Snow Day

I can't believe that we have another snow day, where is global warming when you need it?  These poor school kids and my husband will be going to school in July if this keeps up.

So I have stamped a little more and I am still hooked on the beautiful Raspberry Tart Paper.  These cards are very simple, it's the fold that makes them look special.  
Pocket Silhouettes is a favorite set of mine.  It looks good as a monochromatic silhouette or as a colored in image.  I used SU! Marvelous Markers to "color" in the stamps, gave it a little huff and stamped.  

And now for the winners of the Mystery Hostess, drum roll please....
Nancy B won the Hostess Level One set, she picked God's Beauty.
Kaylee B won the $10 in free SU! merchandise and she picked the Fleurettes on page 177.  Go take a look if you don't know what I am talking about!
Barb N won the $5 in free SU! merchandise and she picked Chocolate Chip card stock.
Enjoy your winnings ladies.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Snow, ice and more snow

Well today I got my wish... SNOW!!  I love snow and I was so excited it was coming I woke up twice last night to look out the window.  Now however is a different story, ice.  Ice I do not like at all.  But then later tonight we get more SNOW!  So what's a girl to do but stamp.  Jean showed me how to make origami boxes when she was over the other day and I made one that Bert said I stamped up!  I started with my DSP measuring 8 1/2" x 8 1/2".  Then it's a matter of folding and embellishing and there you have it an adorable box.

I also had an order placed to make 10 different Valentine cards so I got started on those, here is the first one.  It is a gate fold card, I really like how it turned out.  I used the new DSP Raspberry Tart and I already know I am going to need to order another package or two of this one.

Friday, January 23, 2009

A day stampin' with a friend is a great day indeed!

Jean came over and we stamped and laughed and had a great time.  We wanted to work on Valentine cards and I managed to make one using the Love You Much bundle.  I think it turned out pretty cute and it's the first square card I have made in a long long time.  Did you know if you mail a square card in a square envelope it will cost you more money?  I hear even Hallmark puts their square cards in rectangular envelopes.  Next time we all get together for a stamp camp I will show you how to make a square card fit in a rectangular envelope.  Sorry for the cruddy picture maybe some day I will win the lottery and get a good camera, course I have to actually play the lottery...

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Need one more stamper!!!

So far I have had two stampers contact me about the Mystery Hostess drawing.  I need one more person who wants to spend at least $50 and be entered in the drawing.  One name will be drawn to get the Hostess Level One set, one name will be drawn for $10 in free merchandise and one name for $5 in free merchandise.  After the next person joins this drawing I will be glad to start a new one and continue to do so until January 27th.  Call or email me today to join in.

And speaking of joining in...

Announcing the new Stampers Club.  We will meet the third Tuesday of the month at my house and learn a new technique each month.  Each member will take turns being the Hostess and will be the recipient of the Hostess Benefits for that meeting.  We hope to get either 5 members who will spend $30 a meeting or 6 members who will spend $25 a meeting.  This is a nice way to learn new techniques and slowly build your stamping supplies and of course have a night out stamping.  First come, first serve so don't delay call or email today.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Inauguration Day

Today is an important day in US history, put your own personal politics aside, we watched history being made today and I couldn't be more proud to be a part of the United States.  So I did what I love to do and I made a card to commemorate the day.  I will send this card to a solider over in Iran who is from New Richmond.  The base is More Mustard and I used Stampin' Up!'s watercolor paper for the main image.  It really makes a difference when coloring in with Stampin' Up!'s exclusive markers.

Monday, January 19, 2009

My first order and a deal for you.

I just placed my first order even though I swore I was waiting for Sale A Bration.  OK, I am a bad, bad, bad girl.  Or maybe just an impatient one.  

Here is what I got...
Taste of Textiles Paper page 156
Build A Fairytale page 181
Eyelet Border Punch page 185  (can't wait to get this punch)
SU! Background Texturz Plates  page 203
Jumbo Wheel Friendly Words  page 81
Standard Wheel Funky Forrest page 91
Garden Greetings page 55
Billboard Sizzlits decorative strip die page 198
and a few other things I "needed".
I picked God's Beauty for my FREE Hostess Level 1 set and Simple Flower Embosslit die and an Ink refill for my FREE MERCHANDISE.

I want to let all of you share in my joy of getting new merchandise and new Stampin' Up! freebies with you by offering a Mystery Hostess Party.   If you order from me by January 27th I will enter you in the Mystery Hostess Drawing.  First person's name that is drawn will pick the Hostess Level One set, second name drawn gets $10 in free merchandise and the third name drawn will get $5 in free merchandise.  So email me your order of at least $50 (before S&H and tax) and get your name entered today.  And now for the legal stuff....  All orders will be held till January 27th in the strange case that the total does not reach $150 needed for the drawing you will be given the option of withdrawing your order or going thru with your order or saving it till later.  Totally up to you. 

Saturday, January 17, 2009

So cold...but I have the New SU! Catalog to keep me warm.

It is cold today so what's a girl to do but stamp !!!  Actually I have just been looking and drooling over the new SU! Catalog which goes online Monday, January 19th at noon.  I have several copies for sale so contact me if you want to drool over one too!  This catalog is so good I want entire pages, not a set or two, but entire pages.  

I made this adorable owl the other day using my Big Shot ( $99.95 ) and wanted to share with you.  Buying the Big Shot and a couple of dies would qualify you to be your own party.  With a $150.00 order you get a Hostess Level One set and $15.00 in free SU! product.  Wait for February 1st and Sale A Bration and you would receive three free Sale A Bration sets in addition to the usual Hostess benefits.  Have a workshop during Sale A Bration and earn even more!  Sign up to be a Stampin' Up! demonstrator with me during Sale A Bration and earn an additional free stamp set.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Under the Stars

I saw this adorable bear at Convention this summer and I knew immediately I had to have this set.  I was inspired to have him balance hearts after seeing a card on the Stampin' Up demo site.  Actually he was balancing sleeping bags so I tried that too and then while I was at it I tried having him balance s'mores.  The background paper is Juntos from the Spanish catalog.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Valentine Class

Also this past weekend we had our Valentine Class and if you didn't attend here is what you missed...

She said YES!

My oldest nephew Brad asked Meg to marry him last night and had us all share in his joy by surprising her at a place downtown.  What a night!!!  I made them a card to go with their engagement gift.  Strange thing is the ring is embossed in silver but it keeps showing up in gold, go figure.

I used a Stampin' Up Note Card and made a mask by punching out the center of a scrap piece of paper using the Wide Oval Punch. Stamped the ring from the NEW Hostess Set, Goody Goody Gumdrops in the center and using my Versamarker colored in the ring and embossed.  I masked the diamond part and sponged the oval in Kiwi Kiss and Baja Breeze.  When that looked good I used my 2 Way Glue Pen and put Dazzling Diamond on the diamond itself.  Very pretty in person and you can even see a bit of it's bling captured in the photo.  All in all I was very pleased with the results, but not as happy as I am to have Meg join our family.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Spring Song

Just a quick post tonight.  I love this little bird from Spring Song, he looks like he needs an attitude adjustment.  I stamped him in Chocolate Chip on Whisper White then I used the distressing tool and ran it around the edge.  Matted on Basic Black and then Kraft.  Stamped  Bella Toile in Always Artichoke on Always Artichoke.  Very easy. 

 Just a quick reminder that tomorrow is the last day to RSVP for the Valentine Card Class on Saturday, January 10th at 7:00.  Stamp two cards for $5 and I am including a Valentine stampin' surprise.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Stampin' Up Inventory Blowout

SU! stopped me in my tracks today with this awesome special.

This promotion is only available for two weeks and only while supplies last.

Use online ordering.  You don't have to wait for a workshop or class to purchase these items from me. Visit my Online Store to place your order and it will be shipped directly to your home.  Or I'm always just a phone call or email away.

Blog Vodoo

It happened again, every time I start a blog something bad happens.  Last time I broke my ankle and then had a downward spiral with blood clots etc.  This time it was my DD, she ended up in the ICU and got out of the hospital Christmas Day at noon.  For a serious procrastinator like me I couldn't afford any unexpected surprises.  Still don't have out my Christmas cards but I AM sending them out, I worked hard on these cards and so what if I'm a week or two late.