Monday, May 20th, 2013
One of the things I just LOVE about being a Demonstrator is getting hold of the new stuff a full month before it goes on sale to everyone…
And the REALLY COOL bit is that with every new catalog release you can get stuff at a discount or for free depending on your title…and with this new catalog release I got a bundle containing a stamp set, pack of DSP, Embossing Folder & Punch from the Mosaic Madness collection…all for FREE…hehehehe…
Well this bundle arrived to me two days before our departure to Fiji along with other item that I pre-ordered, so guess what? I just HAD to use them to make my Fiji swaps! Here is my card…
It’s clean & simple, but that is my style and I just LOVE how it turned out…I had trouble coming up with what to make simply because I haven’t created very much in a very long time…my girls were in my craft studio with me and asked what I was going to make? I told them I don’t know and had no inspiration, so to make a start we picked out a color – Calypso Coral – and then another color – Very Vanilla – and it pretty much started to create itself…
Onto the Calypso Coral base is layered a piece of Early Espresso…and onto that is layered a piece of Very Vanilla that has that GORGEOUS and trendy design on it…made using the brand new Modern Mosaic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder found on pg 191 of the new Catalog.
Sarah’s note – the thing I LOVE about this embossing folder is that you can get a very different look simply by turning over the cardstock that you have textured – it’s like a 2 for 1 folder!
That CUTE Chevron ribbon? Yup – another BRAND NEW addition to the ribbon collection – it’s nice and wide at 3/4″ and it comes in 12 FABULOUS colors! You guessed it, the color on my card is Calypso Coral and it is just beautiful to work with. You can see all the colors of this new Chevron ribbon on pg 173 of the new Catalog.
AND YOU CAN GET A SAMPLING OF ALL 12 COLORS OF THIS NEW CHEVRON RIBBON AT A GREAT PRICE WITH MY CHEVRON RIBBON SHARE - CLICK HERE to find out more and to see what other Shares I am offering!
Want to reserve a spot? Email me by clicking HERE to do it!
That sentiment…is from a BRAND NEW Hostess stamp set called Banner Greetings featured on pg 202 of the new Catalog – it is a set of 6 and is perfect for many occasions during the year…and right next to it…
That CUTE button…is yet another BRAND NEW addition from Very Vintage Designer Buttons found on pg 169 of the new Catalog – there are 3 different styles of button in this pot and they are all just GORGEOUS – I simply tied a piece of Linen Thread into a bow in the center of mine for a cute touch – you can also get a sampling of the new embellishments including these buttons with my new Embellishments Share…
You can really see that ribbon detail in the photo there – I tell ya – you are going to LOVE it!
I am going to show you some of my photos from Fiji tomorrow and something else made with more new products…hehehehe…this is just one of my favorite parts about being a Demonstrator, to get my hands on new stuff early…you should think about joining so you can too!
WANT A FREE COPY OF THE NEW ANNUAL CATALOG?
Simply place an order with me for *$20+ by clicking HERE and I will mail one out to you right away via Priority Mail so you get it FAST!
(*$20 is the price of catalog merchandise before S&H and sales taxes are added)
Friday, May 17th, 2013
Google Feedburner just sent y’all out a blog post that was written in January for the start of Sale-a-bration…
Randomly it just decided to send that out today – so please ignore – it happens a couple of times a year for no apparent reason…LOL!!!
Wishing you a fabulous weekend!
Wednesday, May 15th, 2013
How would you like me to mail YOU a FREE copy of the brand new annual Catalog that goes live on May 31st?
You read it right…if you don’t already have a copy of the Catalog on it’s way to you, then I want to give you a FREE Catalog that I am going to mail to you for FREE as well – making it COMPLETELY FREE to you!
So, how do you get your free Catalog?
- Simply place an order with me for $20+ in my online store from now through May 30th – that’s it!
- How do you place your order online? CLICK HERE TO GO TO MY ONLINE STORE!
- It’s SO easy to spend that $20 – there are those Retiring Items, New Promos and 25% off of Digital right now!
Once your order is placed, I will receive notification from Stampin Up and your Catalog will ship out to you the same day as your order is placed so all you need to do is to sit back, relax and await the mailman for your free copy…as patiently as you can LOL!
Please note that you MUST place your order directly online using that link to qualify
Monday, April 29th, 2013
The brand new and utterly FABULOUS Bloomin’ Bouquet Project Kit has just been released, just in time for Mothers Day and Teacher Appreciation week!
No watering or weeding required LOL for this bouquet of paper flowers – just enjoying! This gorgeous kit contains all of the flower parts you need to make a Bakers Dozen (13) of absolutely beautiful flowers along with four tags so that you can choose the one that matches your occasion…
All you need to add is some paper, ribbon or a vase to add the finishing touches to the bouquet.
BUT IF YOU WANT ONE HURRY – THESE KITS ARE ONLY AVAILABLE WHILST STOCKS LAST!
- 2 sheets of pre-printed and precut flowers on 12×12 cardstock
- (the colors of those flowers are Pool Party, Gumball Green, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight and Rich Razzleberry)
- Four Tags
- 13 Vintage Faceted Buttons
- 13 Green Floral Wire Stems
What’s the cost?
- This Kit costs JUST $12.95!!!
- Order details – 134542 Bloomin’ Bouquet Project Kit – $12.95
How do you get yours?
Wednesday, April 24th, 2013
THAT’S RIGHT – IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR TO SAY GOODBYE TO SOME STAMPIN UP FRIENDS!!!
But to counter the bad news I have some good news – when you place an order with me from now through April 30th I AM GOING TO MAIL YOU A COPY OF THE BRAND NEW CATALOG FOR FREE!!!
HUNDREDS of Stamps and Accessories from the 2012-2013 catalogs are retiring, and this is your chance to get them before they’re gone.
MANY PRODUCTS ARE ONLY AVAILABLE WHILST SUPPLIES LAST so be sure to get your orders in early…
AND EVEN BETTER – LOTS OF ITEMS ARE DISCOUNTED UP TO 60% OFF SO RUN DON’T WALK TO GET WHAT YOU WANT NOW!!!
Where do you find these items?
WANT THE LISTS? Here they are…
RETIRING STAMPS – are available from April 24 – June 3, 2013
RETIRING ACCESSORIES – are available April 24 – June 3, 2013 OR WHILE SUPPLIES LAST
DID SOMEONE SAY FREE CATALOG?!
Yup – WHEN YOU PLACE AN ONLINE ORDER FOR *$50+ WITH ME FROM TODAY THROUGH APRIL 30th 2013 I am going to GIVE YOU A FREE COPY of the brand new 2013-2014 Annual Catalog that goes live on May 31st – and I’ll even MAIL IT TO YOU FOR FREE as well!!!
- This is my own personal special offer to you – and it is ONLY available for the next 7 days!
- Place an order with me for *$50+ during this time and you will be on the list to get one – that’s all you have to do!
- But you MUST place your order directly online to qualify – orders emailed to me will not receive a free catalog
- How do you place your order online? CLICK HERE TO FIND MY ONLINE STORE!
- I’ve ordered boxes of catalogs today – once you have placed your order with me, I automatically receive notification and you will receive your catalog in the mail in EARLY May completely free of charge!
- Please note – if you have already ordered a new catalog with me don’t worry – this offer still applies to you – once your order is placed I will refund your money back to you
SO DON’T DELAY – GET YOUR ORDER IN AND YOUR NAME ON MY LIST NOW – YOU ONLY HAVE 7 DAYS LEFT TO SECURE YOUR FREE COPY!
*$50 is the price of catalog merchandise BEFORE shipping & handling and Sales Taxes as applicable are applied.
AGAIN, VIEW THEM ALL IN THE ONLINE STORE BY CLICKING HERE!
Tuesday, April 9th, 2013
After the house move it’s taking a while to get back on track…and of course my crafting space is one of the last places to get sorted out…
But I am a very lucky girl and a beautiful space it is and lots of you have been asking for pictures so I thought I would show you how it is coming along…
Here it is empty and unfinished shortly after it was painted…looking in from the door…
And then turning around and looking at my walk in closet…
I LOVE this wall color – its a lavender color – my last space was orange and I decided to have a change this time to one of my favorite colors…and I bet you tell I was SO excited to find out that Wisteria Wonder is staying with us as part of the new Subtles collection line up!
So here it is the week we moved in…I wanted a hard floor because I am forever dropping my ink pads and of course they always land pad side down…I also always seem to drop glue dots…and so you can imagine the state of the carpet in my last room!!! And so for that reason I went with wood flooring as it will be way more durable for me…
My furniture I had in our last house and it’s all from Ikea – I just LOVE their value for money!
I found out a few years ago that I always stand when paper crafting so went in search of a cost effective way to have counter height work surfaces…and found a way to do it at Ikea – they have adjustable height legs and you simply add a table top to them and voila – a fully height adjustable work area!
I had two of these tables in my last room but now have 4 to give me more room to spread out…LOL…they won’t look this uncluttered for long! My hubby secured them to together and to the wall to give me a very sturdy working area.
Now turning around to the walk in closet…on the plans this was originally a bathroom but I knew how I wanted to use the space and a bathroom had no place in my plans LOL!!! I wanted it to be an extension of my room where I could store my papers and punches and walk in and out when working BUT be able to shut the doors when not, to keep the dust down and the cats out!!!
I wanted a big piece of slatwall on the back wall to hang paper trays (like you find in scrapbook stores) and our friend Ken (who has a Garage Interiors business) was kind enough to give this slatwall to me as a housewarming gift and even painted it and came and installed it – and I LOVE it – thank you Ken & Becky!!!
And here it is being slowly filled with paper trays…I bought a bunch of them when sadly our local scrapbook store went out of business…and found some more on ebay…they are made by Display Dynamics and you can use them on both pegboard (which I had in my last house) and slat wall…and they are brilliant!!!
So that is my ‘pretty’ closet…and here is the other closet where I have all my scrapbook luggage and stamp sets, personal scrapbook stuff and tools all housed in Sterilite 12×12 drawers stored on wire racking…
That is my not-pretty closet LOL – but when I close the door all the clutter has gone from view!!!
That’s it for today…I am in the process of sorting out and putting everything away and will show you more photos soon…I hope to actually be able to make something on my work tables later today and all going to plan, will show you that tomorrow!
Friday, April 5th, 2013
Drawn using Random.org…
The winning comment is…comment no. 8 by Aj Martin who said:
“I, too, love the upper left butterfly … thinking Tempting Turquoise embossing powder on black cardstock”
I would LOVE to see a card made using Tempting Turquoise and Black – hint hint – I would love to see a piccy of it if you make one…
CONGRATULATIONS!!! Please email your mailing information to me and I will get your BEAUTIFUL butterfly set out and flying on it’s way to you…
According to the response the two top ones are the most loved…aren’t the beautiful? If you didn’t win you have gotta get this set – it is FABULOUS!!!
It is priced at JUST $14.95 making it a fabulous deal…it’s order code is 133345 AND it comes complete with a sticker for your Best of 25 Years Collectors Card
- CLICK HERE to find Best of Butterflies in the online store
Thursday, April 4th, 2013
Stampin’ Up! has announced the Color Refresh!
Color is fundamental to who Stampin’ Up! is and for this reason it is SO important to stay up-to-date with color trends, and so I am thrilled to share the updated line of colors, and hope you will be as excited by the new range…
Why now? In 2010 there was a big color renovation and Stampin’ Up! announced plans for smaller color refreshes every three to five years to keep our colors on trend. Well it has been three years and the upcoming 2013-2014 annual catalog will include 10 new colors (most of which are returning In Colors from previous years)!
We are welcoming back some of your favorites, moving some colors around, and introducing one brand-new color, so take a look at the new line up…
BUT this means that some colors are being discontinued…beginning on April 4, 2013 ALL retiring/discontinued color products (i.e. ink, paper, ribbon, accessories,) will be available ONLY WHILE SUPPLIES LAST…
What does this mean for you? If there are ANY of those retiring color products that you want - CLICK HERE TO BUY THEM RIGHT NOW – this includes cardstock, ink pads, ink refills, ribbons, markers – GET THEM AS SOON AS YOU CAN TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT!!!
What colors are being retired? You can see them in that chart above but here is a list of them:
- Brights - Regal Rose
- Subtles - Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Baja Breeze
- Regals - Riding Hood Red, Bravo Burgundy, Not Quite Navy, More Mustard
- Neutrals - River Rock
CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE YOUR RETIRING COLORS ONLINE NOW!
Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013
BUTTERFLIES!!! Yes, five BEAUTIFUL butterfly stamps, one of which is never-before-seen!
And here are those gorgeous butterflies…the one outlined in pink is the new never-before-seen one and it co-ordinates with the Elegant Butterfly Punch making it SUPER easy to use…
Here is a tough question for you…which is your favorite image? Mine is that gorgeous one at the top left – I can see all sorts of possibilities for coloring it or keeping it simple and stamping it with black embossing powder…
WANT A CHANCE AT WINNING SOME BLOG CANDY? I have one of these stamp sets up for grabs!!! To enter for a chance to win it, leave me a comment and let me know which is your favorite image & why…
The winner will be chosen by random.org on Friday morning…so HURRY and leave your comment for me for a chance to win!
Back to that stamp set…it is a set of 5 stamps and is priced at JUST $14.95 making it a fabulous deal…it’s order code is 133345 AND it comes complete with a sticker for your Best of 25 Years Collectors Card
- CLICK HERE to find Best of Butterflies in the online store
Not sure what the Best of 25 Years program is?
- Click HERE to find out more about this fab program
- Click HERE to view all of the Best of stamps that are currently available
DON’T FORGET TO LEAVE THAT COMMENT TO LET ME KNOW WHICH BUTTERFLY IMAGE IS YOUR FAV & WHY…and come back on Friday to see if you won!
CLICK HERE TO ORDER YOUR STAMPIN UP SUPPLIES ONLINE!
Monday, February 18th, 2013
I just LOVE the current Sent with Love promotion especially that brand new limited edition patterned Sent with Love Designer Series Paper…
Have you seen it? If not, run & check it out in the online store by clicking HERE – it is fabulous for your upcoming travel & vacation scrapbooking projects and together with the co-ordinating stamp set, equally as perfect for making cards to mail to friends & family who live far away…
Today I dug out my Sent with Love goodies and got busy creating…
What do you think? I wanted my airplane to be flying in the sky and tried all sorts of papers to put behind it…none were just what I was looking for…and then my light bulb went off!!!
I realised that I could get just the look I was after by using the cute new Cloudy Day Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (pg 28 of the Spring Catalog) – it is PERFECTLY sized for this airplane stamp and I love the look it gives to my card!
This is a simple card but the embossing, paper pattern and bakers twine give it texture and depth…
The stamps, patterned paper and bakers twine are ALL from the Sent with Love Bundle that is on sale right now – you can purchase them separately OR get ALL THREE ITEMS for JUST $25.50 – this is a fab deal!
CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE SENT WITH LOVE ITEMS!
I chose to go simple with my colors and went with a Whisper White base – onto this I layered a flat white layer and then I added my cloudy layer – super simple and super effective, I just LOVE the Cloudy Day embossing folder!
I added a band of blue to simulate the blue sky peaking through the clouds – this strip of paper is from Sent with Love DSP – and I tied around a piece of Calypso Coral Bakers Twine and tied it on one side with a knot.
All stamps that I used are from the Sent with Love stamp set – I stamped my sentiment using Early Espresso Ink – I used the same ink to ink up the plane and inked up the heart trail using Calypso Coral ink – and then cut out my images with my Paper Snips and added them to my card using Dimensionals…
Since all my family & close friends live far away, I can see myself using this stamp set ALOT over the next year – it is only available for a limited time so if you want it, run & grab yours before it’s too late! Click on the image below for a larger version…
AND DON’T FORGET THAT YOU GET SALE-A-BRATION FREEBIES ON ALL OF YOUR ORDERS OVER $50 RIGHT NOW – CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT MORE!
CLICK HERE TO ORDER YOUR STAMPIN’ UP! SUPPLIES ONLINE!