Saturday, December 31, 2011

Stampin' Up! Stocking Punch NOT carrying over, Carryover List Avaialble Now, Clearance Blitz and Project Photos

HAPPY NEW YEARS EVE to all my Stamping Friends, I hope you have been enjoying a wonderful holiday season, celebrating with your family and friends.  That’s what we’ve been doing here so I have lots of things to share with you on this last day of 2011.
That’s right, Stampin’ Up! has decided not to carry over the Stocking Builder Punch (item 124095) from the 2011 Holiday Mini Catalog into the next Idea Book & Catalog. Instead they will offer other great designs in its place--not to mention a trendy, new design planned for next holiday season. It is only available until January 4th and ONLY WHILE SUPPLIES LAST so if you want it, please get it now.

Once the current inventory of this punch has been depleted, it will no longer be available for purchase. We hope many Stampin' Up! stockings will adorn cards and brighten holiday projects this season and look forward to seeing what you create with the next seasonal design.
THE CARRYOVER LIST IS AVAILABLE – Some of the fantastic products featured in the 2011 Holiday Mini Catalog are still available. You can see the products here. 

CLEARANCE BLITZ – New items have been just added to the Clearance Rack. You can only purchase these items on-line but you can do this very easily at and clicking the ‘shop now’ button. You can order regular items as well as Clearance  Blitz items on the same order.
I will be placing an order this evening so if you’d like to get a few things and don’t have access to a computer to place the order, or don’t want to use a credit card online, you can contact me and I can arrange the order.

Now that we’ve gone over the REALLY IMPORTANT stuff, let’s catch up on a few projects from December.  Here are some photos of some treat bags I made for the girls teachers. Some were for a church based preschool and some were for public school teachers.

Do you think they look like pencils?

And here is a little snippet of how we spent the tail end of December 2012.
The girls in their new pajamas on Christmas Eve

Visiting my parents and THE Christmas Tree in Rockefeller Center.

Checking out Times Square before the ball drops and we ring in 2012!
Thank YOU for making my 2011 so great. I hope you have a wonderful New Year Celebration, however you celebrate, and I wish you a fantastic 2012 full of happiness and joy.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Scrapbooking and Card Making Fun For Everyone at the Dunn Loring Volunteer Fire Department

Good Morning My Stamping Friends,

I thought you might want to see a few photos from the last Scrapbooking and Card Making event I hosted at the Dunn Loring Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department. It was soooo much fun!
Monogrammed Stampin' Up! Stockings for each participant,
with a bag of twine and buttons as a Thank You for attending.

Welcome bags for each participant (full of Stampin' Up! 12x12 card stock
and adhesive to name a few things)

Holiday Ornament hanging on each particpants Welcome Bag.

One of the Make and Takes - a cello bag of M&Ms with a stocking topper 

A close up of the cello bag stocking topper.

Donna, Laura, Philip and Anthrea working on the stocking Make and Take.

Laura, Philip, Anthrea and Cris working on thier projects.

Marcie and Claudia creating stocking gift card holders using the
Stampin' Up! Stocking die and the Big Shot

Melanie and Lynn making cards to give away as gifts.

The final gift of the event. A card stock pouch full of twine and mini jingle bells.

I want to add a huge thank you to everyone that came out to raise funds for the Dunn Loring Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department. It wouldn't be the same without you. If you'd like to come stamp and scrap with us at our next event (scheduled for March 2nd & 3rd), contact me and I can get you all the details.

Hope to see you there,

Thursday, December 15, 2011

200 Items Added to the Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack

Nearly 200 new Clearance Rack items are being added to the Online Store at discounts up to 80 percent off retail--while supplies last! To visit the clearance rack, click the graphic above or visit
  • Only demonstrator and online orders qualify for this promotion. Orders can include non-Clearance Rack items, as well.

  • The Clearance Rack Blitz includes old-body style punches.

  • There is no minimum purchase required to participate in this promotion.

  • Qualifying Clearance Rack orders are eligible for hostess benefits/Stampin' Rewards.

  • Following the Clearance Rack Blitz sales period, some blitz items may remain in the clearance rack; others may be removed and reappear at an undesignated time in the future.

  • Clearance Rack Blitz items are only available while supplies last. There are no refunds or exchanges on Clearance Rack items.

  • Have a super fantastic day,

    Tuesday, December 13, 2011

    Join my Stampin' Up! team on 12/13 & 14 for only $125..PLUS get FREE PACKS OF 12x12 DSP or DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of your choice, each month

    That’s right!! You read that correctly!!  Join my Stampin’ Up! team December 13 or 14 for only $125 PLUS get FREE PACKS OF 12x12 DSP OF YOUR CHOICE or a MONTHLY DIGITAL DOWNLOAD OF YOUR CHOICE.

    I know most of you are sort of expecting some sort of recruiting promotion during Sale-A-Bration (aka SAB) in January….and you’d be right to expect that this year as well. Stampin’ Up! has told us what the promotion is going to be, starting January 24th, and it sounds GREAT!

    The BETTER news is that as a Leadership Attendee I AM ALLOWED TO OFFER THIS PROMOTION RIGHT NOW FOR TWO DAYS ONLY, DECEMBER 13TH AND 14TH. SO………Here is the scoop:
    ·         You can join my team of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators today and tomorrow (December 13th and 14th) or January 24th – March 31st for only $125. That is $50 off the regular starter kit price which is already an awesome value since the kit is full of $340 worth of merchandise and supplies. The starter kit ships for FREE.
    ·         You get to choose the standard starter kit OR the digital starter kit.
    ·         The starter kit is customizable so you get to choose your stamp sets, card stock , ink and marker colors and more.
    ·         You will get a FREE PACK OF 12x12 DESIGNER SERIES PAPER OR A DIGITAL DOWNLOAD OF YOUR CHOICE (valued at 10.95 or less) each month of 2012, starting in February (which coincides with when the promotion was set to start). Shipping not included.
    ·         You can join as a hobbiest to get a discount on  your own purchases, or as a business builder to earn extra income, or anywhere in-between.
    ·         You will get 20% off your demonstrator orders (YES, you CAN just join for a discount on your own purchases).
    ·         You can place your first order today if you’d like, and that means you can purchase items from the upcoming mini catalog AND you can take advantage of the regular SAB promotion where you get an exclusive SAB item for every $50 you place STARTING TODAY. You will be able to do this if you join in January as well, however if you join today you’ll get your starter kit sooner and have more time to play with all the goodies inside that magical box.
    ·         Your first demonstrator order of $150 or more, within the first 45 days, will get a 30% discount rather than the regular 20% discount.  
    ·         If you place your first qualifying order before January 3, 2012 you will also get 3 SAB items (for spending $150 or more) and you will get Hostess Benefits as well. Yup, demonstrators get to earn hostess benefits too!
    ·         Your merchandise order today not including the starter kit) will count towards your quarterly minimums. If you join now, your quarterly minimums wouldn’t have to be met until the end of your first FULL quarter, which in this case would be the end of March 2012. If you join in January, you’re minimums wouldn’t have to be met until June 30th.  
    ·         If you want to stay on for three more months, you just need to place orders (one large order or multiple orders over a three month period) that add up to a that total $300 in merchandise.
    ·         During your demonstrator-ship (is that even a word?) you will receive a monthly magazine choc full of articles, product explanations, project samples that are demonstrate-able and reproducible so you can make them with your friends at a workshop or Open House event to show your friends and family what Stampin’ Up! is all about.
    ·         You will gain access to Stampin’ Connection, which is Stampin’ Up!’s social network site for demonstrators, which has over 200,000+ samples, and a forum area where you can find out all kinds of information about products, projects, Stampin’ Up! news, and much more.
    ·         If you decide to stop being a demonstrator there are no penalties. You don’t return anything to Stampin’ Up! and don’t pay any extra fees. You just don’t get to place any more orders, get any more discounts or get access to Stampin’ Connection, or get the monthly magazine.
    ·         If you join my team, you will also get a set of catalog stickers/tabs, a Stampin’ Up! decal for your car or house window, you get to attend my monthly team meetings, will get email updates to make sure you are on track for where YOU want to be.
    If you want a copy of the starter kit form to check out the suggested stamp sets, card stocks and ink, so you can figure out what you'd like to swap out for your own selections, send me at e-mail at

    If you read this and are interested but still have questions, don’t hesitate to contact me via e-mail or call me at 703-200-2340.

    Because I always like to include a photo of a project whenever I post, here is a little gift I made (a pouch full of jingle bells and twine) for the attendees at my big Scrapbooking and Card Making event last weekend. My next crop is going to be in Dunn Loring, VA (near Tysons Corner) on March 2nd and 3rd. Tomorrow I'll post more projects from the last crop.

    Have a great day,

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    Twitter:  @REEastman

    Monday, December 12, 2011

    Stampin' Up JOY card with Shaker Frame and Mica Flakes

    (ugh, I forgot to hit 'post' the other here goes)

    Good Morning My Stamping Friends and Happy December!

    It has been so warm in my neck of the woods (over 60 degrees F) that it berely feels like December. We weren't cold when we cut down our Christasm tree a few days ago and yesterday I wasn't even wearing a jacket. That's unheard of for me in December! Today, it's pouring rain and the temperature will drop dramatically so it's a pefect day for me to stay in the craft room and work on my Stampin' Up! Christmas Stamp-A-Stack AND some final details for my Scrapbooking and Card Making event this weekend.

    Anyway, today I'm sharing a card we made during my last Stampin' Up! stamp club to show my friends how to use the Stampin' Up! Shaker Frames. I cased this card from fellow stamper Shannon Senecsko. I'm so glad she shared it.
    I used:
    Stampin' Up! Garden Green cardstock
    Stampin' Up! Real Red card stock
    Stampin' Up! Frostwood Lodge DSP