Wednesday, June 30, 2010

New products in use in my studio.....

Hi there My Stamping Friends, I'm still here and full of creative inspiration. I had a little time yesterday while my little birthday princess napped so I had time to create a card for a very special friend. I don't want to say anymore or she won't be surprised when she gets the card in the mail. Here is my creation.

I used products and supplies from the brand new 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalog. I used the Level 1 Hostess set Because I Care and stamped on the new DSP Newsprint using versamark and heat embossed it with black embossing powder. I colored the flower with the Pear Pizzazz and the Blushing Bride ink using an aqua painter. I sponged the Newsprint DSP with Pear Pizzazz and attached it to a Basic Black layer. I made a 'ribbon' using the in-color Blushing Bride cardstock, the eyelet border punch and the crimper. Finally I attached it to the Pear Pizzazz base to finish it off.

Hope you enjoy it,


Tuesday, June 29, 2010

A touch of inspiration..

I've been feeling very creatively inspired over the past few days and I've put that inspiration to work. Last night I worked on a card kit that will go to a little girl at her birthday party today. Once I pulled out my line art stamps (stamps that are just begging to be colored in) I had sooooo much fun. This is what stamping is about.

So, here is the kit that I ended up with:

I used some current stamps and some retired sets from my stash that I can't bear to part with (Side note: we are at the tail end of the ordering period for the Last Chance List. If there is something you want that is on the list, please order in today or tomorrow so you won't be sad on Thursday when you can't get the set anymore).

My supplies:
Pick a Petal stamp set, Simple Birthday Thanks stamp set, Time Well Spent (got that FREE from Stampin' Up! just for being a demonstrator), Loads of Love, Crayon Kids and Beary Best Friends . I also used several misc colors of card stock for the card bases, current and retired ribbons, and buttons. All in all I think a little girl would love to get this card kit. I KNOW I would.

Hope you have a fantastic day!

P.S. Don't forget that the current catalog ends tomorrow night at midnight so if you want any stamps, accessories (lots are retiring), card stock (the price is going up so you might want to stock up now) or envelopes you can place your order on line or call me and I'll place it for you.
And don't forget about my special offer for a chance at a $50 shopping spree (see my previous post - sorry for the formatting on that one, the preview does NOT look like that. It has pretty bullet points and colors too!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Are you a former Stampin' Up! demonstrator??

If so, we have a special offer for you....

During the month of July, any former Stampin' Up! demonstrator* can rejoin Stampin' Up! for only $35! To inform them of this special offer, demonstrators who have left over the past three years will receive either an e-mail or a postcard inviting them to take advantage of this special offer. The e-mails and postcards will be sent out during the first week of July.

To rejoin Stampin' Up!, former demonstrators only need to purchase the Rejoin Starter Kit and sign and complete a new Independent Demonstrator Application and Agreement.

The Rejoin Starter Kit Contains:
  • 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog (8)
  • 2010 Summer Mini Catalog (8)
  • Guest invitation postcards (100)
  • Customer order forms (50)
  • 2010-2011 Definitely Decorative catalog (1)
  • Celebrando Creatividad (1)
  • Two months FREE Demonstrator Business Web Services (DBWS) subscription

Former demonstrators will already have the stamping supplies they need, so, in order to keep the price so low, the Rejoin Starter Kit contains the bare essentials to help them get thier businesses back up and running.

Details to remember:
  • This offer is available to ALL former demonstrators*, however Stampin' Up! will only contact dropped demonstrators from the last three years.
  • This kit does not include any Stampin' Up! products.
  • Rejoin Starter Kit payment must be made by the new recruit, and not the upline.
  • Former demonstrators may add either or both of the optional add-ons to thier starter kit. (See starter kit form for add-on contents.)
  • There is no Online IDA option for this kit. Rejoin Starter Kit order forms must be submitted by mail.
  • Rejoin Starter Kit order and Independent Demonstrator Application and Agreements must be received by Stampin' Up! by July 31, 2010.

*Only demonstrators who resigned on or before March 31, 2010 are eligible for this offer.

Hope this news makes your day!
Happy Stamping,

Thursday, June 24, 2010

My Stampin' Up! End of Year Special

Hi there My Stamping Friends, I am writing to let you know about a special promotional offer that I am making.I have set a personal Stampin' Up! annual sales goal for myself and I am close to reaching that goal. I beleive that wih a little extra push over th enext week I can meet and exceed my goal. You have all helped me get this far and I am making these promotional offers as an incentive and as a Thank You to my amazing stamping friends. Without further ado, here are the details:

This promotion is effective June 20th through Midnight ET on June 29th

Any orders are appreciated however:
All $50 orders receive
1 ticket for a chance at a $50 Stampin' Up! shopping spree from me.

All $75 orders receive
thier choice of one FREE stamp set from my shelf of retired stamp sets (some are even brand new and never used), PLUS
1 tickets for a chance at a $50 Stampin' Up! shopping spree from me.

All $100 orders receive
a FREE grab bag of Stampin' Up! items from me
one FREE stamp set from my shelf of retired stamp sets (some are even brand new and never used), PLUS
2 tickets for a chance at a $50 Stampin' Up! shopping spree from me.

All $150 orders receive
a FREE Level 1 stamp set from the current catalog
$15 in free merchandise from the current catalog
a FREE grab bag of Stampin' Up! items from me
one FREE stamp set from my shelf of retired stamp sets (some are even brand new and never used), PLUS
you get 3 tickets for a chance at a $50 Stampin' Up! shopping spree from me.

• Hostess an in-home workshop (or a virtual workshop by showing the online catalog to your friends and collecting orders) before noon ET on June 30th and receive
o a FREE grab bag of Stampin’ Up! items from me
o 1 ticket for a chance at a $50 Stampin’ Up! shopping spree from me.
o In addition to whatever hostess benfeits you would earn

I am looking for someone to host a workshop this weekend. (Last minute parties are often some of the BEST for gathering friends and having fun.) I also have some availabilities during the day or evening this week and next Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Do you want me to come to your office and do a lunchtime card class? Would you like me to come to your pool and teach you and your friends while you’re waiting during dive or swim team practice? Interested in having me join you for your monthly girls-night-out to have your friends learn how to make some fantastic cards? One of the best parts of my job (and these products) is that I have the flexibility to show you how to make cards and scrapbook techniques pretty much anywhere. Don’t forget that a hostess that books something right now will get an additional benefit as noted above.

If you’re wondering who you can invite I can e-mail you a tip sheet on where you can ‘find’ your friends. Remember that you’ll never know if one of your friends enjoys this until you invite them to a workshop, so invite everyone and you’re sure to have a blast. Call me at 703-200-2340 to discuss workshop date options.

There are a few more little things I want to let you know about.
I have seen the new catalog and the price of the cardstock has gone up from $5.50 to $6.95 for a pack of 24 sheets of the same color cardstock. (Thought you might want to know just in case you want to stock up on colors that you know you use often).

Assorted packs of card stock have gone from 36 sheets to 20 sheets (due to the Color Renovation and each family now having 10 colors instead of 12) and have dropped from $7.95 to $6.95

This is your LAST CHANCE to get something from the LAST CHANCE LIST. The Last Chance list is updated every day at about 6pm. I’m told we will fill all order for the stamp sets, however the cardstock, inks, refills and accessories (ribbons, brads, etc) are on a first come, first served basis. If you are interested in getting something on the Last Chance list and would like to see the current update on what is no longer available, please let me know and I can get that information to you.

You can place any order on line at my website, or by calling or e-mailing me.

Don’t forget to check out my blog at

Thank you again for all your support,
Happy Stamping and good luck on your chance at winning a $50 shopping spree from me!

Happy Stamping,

Monday, June 14, 2010

Samples of some of the retiring sets

Hi there My Stamping Friends,

I thought you might want to see some samples made with a few of the retiring sets so I looked at my photos from the Stampin' Up! convention from last summer and found some. I took these photos from the display boards so I have no idea who made these cards. If one of them is yours please let me know and I'll happily give you credit.

There are only a few weeks left to get stamp sets from the Last Chance List so if you have something on your wish list that is on the Last Chance List, let me know as soon as possible.

This stamp set is a Level 2 Hostess set and is called Asian Artistry.

There are TWO retiring sets on this scrapbook page (sorry its so blurry). One is the Wild West Alphabet (#115112 $43.95) and the other is Card Games (#113202 $19.95).

This background stamp Tres Chic (#109258 $17.95) is retiring.

I'll be so sad to see Embrace Life (#114958 $25.95) go away. My Stamping Friends know that it was a favorite of mine......but I have to remember that even though I'll be sad when its gone in a few weeks, there will be more room for NEW STAMPS in our NEW CATALOG!

Just Jawing (111660 $25.95) only has a few weeks left before its gone for good.

The horse on this card comes from the set Wanted (#115106 $23.95) and it'll galloping away at the end of the month.

I'll glance through some more photos and post some more for tomorrow.
Have a great day!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Join Stampin' Up! for only $99

Have you ever considered joining Stampin' Up! and making money at a home based business?

Have you ever considered joining Stampin' Up! so you can get a discount (20% to 40% off) on your purchases?

Did you know that you can stamp or scrapbook with your friends once a month (or more) and EARN money while you're doing it?

Want to know how? Keep reading.

During the month of June 2010 you can join Stampin' Up! for only $99 and our limited time Starter Kit comes with products from the new Idea Book and Catalog so you don' thave to worry about purchasing retiring products.

If this has ever interested you, I can help you out. Visit my website by clicking here . Once you're at my website click on the link that says 'Start your own business' (you DO NOT have to commit to anything at that point). You will be able to find lots of information there including a video, the benefits of being a Stampin’ Up demonstrator and more about Stampin’ Up!. Since I'm sure all that information will have piqued your interest, you can click on the button on the left that says ‘join now’ (you still don’t have to commit to anything) At that point you can read the demonstrator agreement and get a little more info about becoming a demonstrator and get any of your questions answered without having to commit to anything. If you have all your questions answered and want to sign up, it will ask you for a password and my password is "newrecruit" (without the quotes). You can be a demonstrator in a matter of minutes and have access to the Stampin’ Up! website full of ideas and inspiration. If you read all this and still have any hesitations or questions, please feel free to contact me and I can give you any information you need.

I'd LOVE for you to join my team so here are a few benefits of joining:

  • You get at least a 20% discount on all your purchases.
  • You get 30% off your first qualifying order within the first 45 days of joining Stampin' Up!
  • You don't need to sell product to anyone else, or host parties or hold classes if you don't want to. You can purchase the product for your own use and stay active.
  • There is no penalty for dropping your demonstratorship.
  • You can earn free product from Stampin' Up!
  • You will have access to the Stampin' Up! website where you will see a few thousand card samples.
  • You will get a monthly magazine that will show you samples, techniques and articles giving you help with the products.
  • You will get early notification to upcoming specials, news, free sets and other things from Stampin’ Up!
  • You will get to purchase new products up to a month earlier because you are a demonstrator.
  • Soooooo much more!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Scrapbooking and CardMaking Event this weekend at Dunn Loring Volunteer Fire Dept

Hi there My Stamping Friends, I want to remind you that we're having a crop this weekend at the Dunn Loring Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department located at
2148 Gallows Road, Dunn Loring, VA 22043

Event Dates & Times:
Friday, June 4, 2010 only - 6:00 pm to 12:00 pm ~ $30
Saturday, June 5, 2010 only - 8:30 am to 2:30 pm ~ $30
Both Friday and Saturday ~ $50
All proceeds benefit the Dunn Loring Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department

Bring your scrapbooking or card making supplies and have a great time finishing up current projects or starting new ones.

We’ll have a tool table with a Big Shot Machine, 20+ dies, punches, embossing trays and a heat tool (please bring your own embossing powders and inks).

Registration includes: ground level cropping space, comfortable cushioned chairs, ample free parking, a table with a personal trash can, snacks, welcome bag, admission to break-out classes, access to our tool table and much more.

To get a registration form (to hold your spot) E-mail You can then fill it out and email the completed registration to

Checks can be made out to “DLVFRD” and (this time only) we will be accepting payment at the door.

Feel free to e-mail me with any questions.


The "Last Chance" lists are here.....

Hey there My Stamping Friends,

I know you've all been waiting with bated breath....ok, well maybe you're off doing other things and you were going to look for the list later on tonight, but either way the Last Chance Lists (also known as the Retiring List) are here and some of the accessories on this list are already gone for good. If there is something on your wish list please contact me ASAP so we don't run the risk of the item selling out before your order is placed. Don't forget that you can also order directly from my website at

Below you'll see the Last Chance Stamp Set list.

If you are looking for the Last Chance Accessory List, you can find it on my website here or you can contact me and I can e-mail you a copy of the most current list. Stampin' Up! will be updating the list at 6pm ET daily so you can see what is sold out and no longer available.

If you want me to e-mail you a copy of the Last Chance Stamp List just let me know.

I'm off to sit with my catalog and my Last Chance list to make my plans for upcoming clubs, classes and workshops.

Happy Stamping,