Free Catalog!

February 2, 2009 at 10:06 pm | Posted in Specials, Stampin' Up! | Leave a comment

Get a free Idea Book & Catalog with every online purchase!  No minimum order required.  Feel free to combine this with other specials (like SALE-A-BRATION, see previous post).

Simply click here to enter the online store through my business website.  (Click “Shop Now” at the top of the home page.)

Stampin’ Up! will give away free catalogs to the first 22,000 online orders, or until April 30th, ’09.

If you already have a catalog, share any extras with a friend!


Sale-A-Bration ’09!

February 1, 2009 at 8:57 pm | Posted in Specials, Stampin' Up! | Leave a comment

The biggest sale of the year is here!  Why is it such a big deal?

When you spend $50 on Stampin’ Up! merchandise, you’ll receive a free Sale-A-Bration reward! There’s no limit—for every $50 you spend, you can select another free Sale-A-Bration reward.

When you host a workshop of at least $300 (before tax and shipping), you’ll receive a free Sale-A-Bration reward, in addition to all of the regular hostess benefits!

During Sale-A-Bration, anyone who joins as a demonstrator can choose any stamp set—a value of up to $47.95—from the current Idea Book & Catalog free! Plus, new recruits get 15% off the Starter Kit—over $350 of Stampin’ Up! products and business supplies for only $169!

The Sale-A-Bration promotion starts on February 1 and runs through March 31, so don’t miss your chance to earn free products! Contact me today to book your workshop or learn more about this promotion.

To order these products online, click here to go to my business website, then click on the “Shop Now” button on the top right of the page.

Click here to download the Sale-A-Bration brochure! (pdf)

Galt Club Projects

January 27, 2009 at 5:57 pm | Posted in Accessories- Chipboard, Accessories- Designer Series Papers, Accessories- Punches, New Products, Scrapbooking, Specials, Stamp Set- Love You Much, Stamp Sets, Stampin' Up!, Technique- Pastels, Techniques- Glitter | 1 Comment

jan 09 club projects 1 by you.

The ladies in my Galt Stamp Club asked for Valentines projects this month!  I was happy to comply, and of course reached for my Love You Much Bundle as the base for each of the projects.  (The bundle is 20% off only through Jan 31st- time is running out!)

I’m so excited about what I came up with!  We had a great time Friday night stamping.

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This is the card we made.  Have I told you how much I love those two birds?  They are just so sweet!

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The glitter window along the bottom of the card is just adorable!  When it is closed, you can see the Candy Lane Designer paper showing through from the inside of the card.  Below, you can see the Dazzling Diamonds really shine!

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I made the glitter window by first placing the Close to Cocoa card stock (punched with the Scallop Edge Punch) over the base of the Riding Hood Red card and securing with Dotto, a good temporary adhesive.  Then I punched out the hearts using the new Heart to Heart Punch.  I removed the Cocoa piece and stuck packing tape across the back where it couldn’t be seen.  The sticky part of the tape is seen through the hearts in the front.  Then I poured Dazzing Diamonds Glitter all over the piece and brushed off all the excess glitter.  Finally, I added adhesive to the pack of the Cocoa card stock, lined it up with the hearts on the card base, and glued it down.

Here is what the card looks like open:

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I colored the Chipboard Square with Close to Cocoa Craft Ink and a Sponge Dauber.  Once it was dry, I used a 2-Way Glue Pen to add some glitter to the frame.  It needed some glitz, too!  The birds are softly colored in with Pastels.


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I designed this 6×6 scrapbook page to be fast and easy to assemble since the other two projects are a little time-consuming.  But I love the way it looks!  The photo I chose wasn’t a good quality one.  It was taken in low lighting and was pretty grainy.  So I decided to go with a vintage look.  I changed the overall photo to B&W first, then tinted it with a Chocolate Chip color.  After I printed it, I used a Stampin’ Sponge and Chocolate Chip ink to color the edges, creating a feathered vignette-look.

 jan 09 club projects 8 by you.

I covered the stamped flower with a punched out one from the Trio Flower Punch and secured with a Silver Brad.  I also used  a VersaMarker to darken the inside of the letters.  I did the same thing with the heart on the accent:

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I got the idea for this sweet box from Stampin’ Up!’s website for demonstrators. 

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This part was made by stamping the same image three times using Chocolate Chip ink: once on each Close to Cocoa, Whisper White, and Riding Hood Red card stocks.  I punched out the largest part with the Scallop Circle Punch, the middle with the 1-1/4″ Circle Punch, and cut out the heart with my Paper Snips.  Then I colored in the dots with the Uni-ball White Gell Pen.

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The hearts on the base of the box were made using both the Heart to Heart punch, and a Stampin’ Wheel!  First, I punched the hearts out of a piece of plain paper.  Then I used Dotto again to temporarily stick the template I made to the box (do this before you assemble the box!).  I sponged on ink with Close to Cocoa.  Then I inked up my Doodle Jumbo Wheel with Chocolate Chip and wheeled over the punched out template.  Ta-Da!  A super-cute design on my hearts!

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Some Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon and a stamped saying finishes the project!

Truffle Boxes

January 16, 2009 at 11:44 pm | Posted in Accessories- Designer Series Papers, Accessories- Markers, Accessories- Punches, Events, New Products, Projects, Specials, Stampin' Up! | 3 Comments

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I’ve said it before.  I love boxes!  These super cute little things hold four handmade truffles.  Yum!

I’m giving them away as raffle prizes tomorrow at my Mystery Hostess New
Catalog party.  (If I can talk myself into letting them go.  lol)

The basic box is very easy to make.  For the bottom, start with a 5 7/8″ x 5 7/8″ piece of card stock.  Score at 1 1/2″ on all sides with the Paper Cutter, using the Scoring Blade.  Cut up to intersecting lines to form tabs.  Fold up and secure with Sticky Strip.

To make the lid, start with a 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ piece of cardstock and do the same thing, except score all sides at 3/4″.  Then cut tabs, fold up and glue.

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For the valentine box, I used the Love You Much Bundle.  The focal point is made using the Scallop Edge Punch & the Scallop Circle Punch.  I cut a hole in the lid with the Coluzzle before folding up and gluing.  Then I secured a transparency sheet inside the lid with Sticky Strip.  I love being able to see the sweet treats inside!


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My second box is actually a sneak peek item.  🙂  It features “Yummy”, a Sale-A-Bration set for this year!  It will be available to get for FREE from Feb 1st through Mar 31st this year.  (More about that later.)  I love this set!  It is perfect for people like me who like making homemade goodies and packaging them pretty!

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With this box, I wanted even more of the truffles to show through, so I made a completely transparent box lid.  I cut a transparency sheet down to 4 1/4″ x 4 1/4″, then scored 3/4″ on all sides.  This makes the lid smaller than the box so it fits inside of it, rather than over it.  I didn’t want the clear box lid on the outside for two reasons.  One, I don’t yet know about a really good, truely invisible adhesive.  So I used Mini Glue Dots to glue the tabs down.  They work great, but they are too noticeable for me.  Two, I didn’t want the box lid to interfere with my design of the box sides:

mystery hostess prize 6 by you.

 I used my Stampin’ Markers a lot for the sides.  (I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig a lot too, because I know I wouldn’t get these all straight otherwise!)  The pretty swirly scrolls on the box sides are part of a large stamp that says “A little Something for you”.  So I simply inked up the portion I wanted with a Basic Black marker and stamped onto my project.  Then I inked just “Yummy” from the “a little Yummy for your tummy” stamp with a Real Red marker and- Voila!  I love the way it turned out!

I really hope the people that win these boxes tomorrow like them!

Candy Lane Valentine Class!

January 8, 2009 at 2:41 pm | Posted in Accessories- Designer Series Papers, Accessories- Punches, Events, Specials, Stampin' Up! | 2 Comments

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Cards & Candy – what better images of Valentines Day!  My class incorporates both.

When I think of Valentines, I remember the ones we made as kids.  My mom would help us make little chocolate hearts using a plastic candy mold.  Then we would “glue” the candy onto homemade construction paper valentines with a sugar paste.  I loved making these and giving them out!

I used the same idea on these cute 3×3 Valentines I designed for my class.  Each one incorporates a favorite candy into the design.  But they can each be very easily converted to a flat 3×3 card, if you don’t want to add the candy.  

At my class, you’ll make 10 valentines to take home (2 each of 5 designs), plus a super cute decorated tin to hold them in!  Candy included!  😉  The class features the Love You Much Bundle that is on special now.  I am luvin’ this stuff!!

I apologize for the bad lighting in my photos.  I have a hard time with that sometimes!  The set is much cuter IRL.

Reese’s Cup Card

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Lollipop Flower Card

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York Patty Card

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Hersey Bar Holder

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Ghiradelli Chocolate Holder (this one is probably my favorite!  you open the flap to see the candy inside)

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Lots of Hearts Tin (use this cute container to collect or deliver Valentines, or to hold other goodies!)

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 Class Details:

Saturday, Jan 24th 2-4pm
my house
Cost:  $20 ($18 for stamp club members)
Bring your own adhesive, please!

RSVP by Weds Jan 21st

Inventory Blowout Sale!!

January 5, 2009 at 1:40 pm | Posted in Specials, Stampin' Up! | Leave a comment


Stampin’ Up! just announced that from now through Jan 18th, we are selling a selection of retired, retiring, and current products up to 50% off!  Items and special pricing are on a limited supply.

09 jan blowout flyer pic


Click here to shop the Inventory Blowout online!

Click here to download a printable list of sale items.

Click here for a printable sheet showing items not in the Fall-Winter Catalog.

Love You Much Bundle

January 1, 2009 at 12:51 pm | Posted in New Products, Specials, Stampin' Up! | Leave a comment

09 jan love you much pic by you.

I LOVE! this new bundle Stampin’ Up! has come up with for Valentine’s Day!  It includes coordinating stamps, designer paper and a large punch– all sneak peek items from the coming Spring-Summer catalog!  When you order it in the bundle, you get these items 20% OFF!  And you don’t have to wait until the new catalog comes out- you can have it now! 

I love each of the items individually and know that I will get so much use out of them.  But used together, I’ll be able to whip out super-cute projects so easily!  

Love You Much Bundle available now through Jan 31st.

 Click here to download the printable flyer.

Click here to view the bundle on the online store.  (If you have problems ordering it online, contact me.)


December 9, 2008 at 10:31 am | Posted in Specials, Stampin' Up! | Leave a comment

Free shipping on orders of at least $70 from Dec 9th through 23rd!

Combine this offer with the 10% off retiring stamps special.  (See previous post.)

Good for all orders placed online, or directly through me.

10% OFF Retiring Stamp Sets!

December 9, 2008 at 10:20 am | Posted in Specials, Stampin' Up! | Leave a comment

Dozens of stamp sets from the Fall-Winter 2008 Idea Book & Catalog are retiring!  Now’s the last chance for you to get them–these sets are only available through January 18, 2009.  And they’re 10 percent off from December 9-23, so don’t wait to order!

Retiring Stamps List (numerical)

Retiring Stamps List (alphabetical)

10% Off Pricing

All of these sets can be viewed (and ordered) from my Demonstrator Business Website:  Simply click on the “Shop Now” button on the top right of the page, and you’re ready to go!

Or, simply contact me and I’ll be happy to place your order for you.

Order by Dec 15th to get them before Christmas!

20% Off Sampler Stamp Sets!

December 2, 2008 at 4:05 pm | Posted in Specials, Stampin' Up! | Leave a comment

From Dec 1st through Jan 18th, spend $20 and get 20% off any stamp sets from the Fall-Winter Sampler!

Click here to download the sampler.



Item # Description  Retail  20% Off
111564  Flight of the Butterfly  $31.95  $25.56
112911  Vuelo de la Mariposa (Spanish Flight of the Butterfly)  $31.95 $25.56
111676  Puns from the Past  $27.95  $22.36
111660  Just Jawing  $25.95  $20.76
111624  Dreams du Juor   $18.95  $15.16
111700  Thank You Kindly  $13.95  $11.16
111714  Wow Flowers  $12.95  $10.36
112955  Flores llamativas (Spanish Wow Flowers)  $12.95  $10.36
111600 Bella’s Bloom $12.95  $10.36 

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