Friday, May 29, 2009

I have been playing with my Printed Window Sheets (115122 Clearly Thanks). I made these four designs for my card swap with my downline last week. The inspiration for these cards came from Stampin' Up!, other demonstrators and from within. LOL. All of the samples use the current "In Colors" which will only be available for about a month (or while supplies last). I am really going to miss Kiwi Kiss and Baja Breeze, they are my favorites.

The window sheets were fun to play with for some quick and easy cards.

If you would like to try them for yourself, you can find them on my online store, just click the shop now button.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Friendly Words Wheel Class

I held my first "Monday" night class last night, it was a lot of fun. Pictured above are Chrystal and Heather showing off their projects that they made.

Next months "Monday" night class will be held on June 22nd. All the details will be posted right here on my blog by June 12th.

If you are interested in purchasing a kit from last nights class please contact me for more information.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Summer Fun Hostess Bonus Promotion

Dates: June 1-30, 2009

Promotion Details:
The Summer Fun Hostess Bonus Promotion has two parts:
Hostesses who hold a $250-$399.99 workshop will receive an additional $20 in hostess free merchandise dollars.
Hostesses who hold a $400 or more workshop will receive an additional $40 in hostess free merchandise dollars.

I still have just a few June dates available! Contact me to schedule your workshop ASAP, before all my dates are gone.

Don't have the time to host a workshop? Do you live to far away for me to come to your house? Host a Catalog Show! I will send you everything you need to collect orders from friends and family, and you get all the hostess benefits, it couldn't be simlpler.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

New Video Tutorial

Click on the image above to watch the new training video "Scrapbooking with Designer Series Paper" by the Stampin' Up! training department.

To see other great training videos go to the projects section of my website. There are videos on our new Window Sheets, Big Shot Projects, Decor Elements, plus more....

Anything you see in these videos may be ordered right from my site and shipped to your door. Just click the Shop Now button.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Join My Team

I love what I do as a WAHM (Work at Home Mom). I set my own hours and I am my own boss. I am not going to lie to you, it isn't easy money. You will get out of your business what you put into it. Stampin' Up! offers a great opportunity for us, but it is our job to take advantage of it.

As your upline I will guide you as you get started and will be there for you as needed. I host a private Yahoo Group for all members of my downline. There are monthly meetings and get togethers that you will be invited to attend. We host monthly card swaps to inspire our creativity. Long distance demonstrators participate through card swaps, phone calls, and through the yahoo group.

I would love to help you get your business started! During the month of May we are offering 2 ways to Join the Stampin' Up! family, our regular $199 Starter Kit, and our special $75 Scrapbook Starter Kit. Please contact me for more information.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Stamping on your Scrapbook Pages

by Angela Anderson

When I first started scrapbooking, I had to have every single patterned paper and sticker I set my eyes on. I had to have all the latest designs and everything cute. I had to have every font sticker, in every color and sometimes I had to buy extra just to make certain I didn't run out. Over the past six years, my scrapbooking has matured, my tastes have run the gamut and I have finally arrived at a scrapbooking style that incorporates the use of rubber stamps. I have discovered that using rubber stamps on your scrapbook pages can be both fulfilling and economic.

Stamps can easily be incorporated into a title, to add to your title, or even use letter stamps to stamp your title, with perfect placement. Stamps are so versatile because they can be tailored to any layout or color. No need to buy your favorite stickers a hundred times, in every color imaginable, buy stamps in the font you like and use them over and over and over, making them any color or combination of colors to suit your needs. Gone are the days of running out of the letters you need, with stamped letters, you always have the letter you need. Stamps are such an economical solution for scrapbookers. A set of quality letter stamps can last a lifetime and a pad of ink or set of markers to customize your letters will last virtually forever. With Stampin' Up's in color options, your color options can be virtually endless!

Stamping with rollers can make great backgrounds. For example, My ABC's and Dotted lines rollers (From Stampin' Up! )are fabulous options to create customized journaling blocks on your layouts. Again, you can make any color journaling space, you can make it as long or as short as you want.

With virtually any image, and some versa-mark ink, you can create gorgeous patterned paper with a water mark. Better yet, if you choose an ink color to coordinate with your cardstock, you can make beautiful custom paper. Turn the image, flip it, stamp only a part of it, use a darker color, a lighter color, you can customize your paper to suit your needs. Again, if you own the stamp and the ink, you can never run out of the custom design.... Just make some more.

Another wonderful use for stamps is to create your very own stickers. Stickers are all the rage in scrapbooking, why pay more than $1.00 for a pack of flower stickers when you can buy a stamp one time and have flowers for a life time. Buy a beautiful set of stamps and you can create tons of images, in any color you need. Stamp your image in your desired color, cut it out and run it through your xyron or use your favorite SU adhesive.... wala! Your very own, custom made stickers. Not only is your scrapbook page an original, but, it's thrifty too!

Roller stamps can also make great borders. Again, you can make custom border in any color. Use a regular stamp and repeat the image over and over across your cardstock to create a unique custom border or custom patterned paper.

Rubber stamps can be an expectedly welcome edition to your scrapbook stash. Once you learn different techniques and add them to your scrapbooking tool box, you to can find the benefits of rubber stamping in your scrapbooks.

How do you incorporate rubber stamping into your scrapbook pages?

For more information on rubber stamping Visit my website.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

I'm on Stamper's Showcase Today!

Stampin' Up! has this area of the Demonstrator only website that has project samples to inspire us every day (a benefit of being a Demo). My card that I designed was featured on it today! I am so excited because this is my first time being showcased on it. So here is my card. This is the one I had made as a swap for Leadership in January.


Holidays & Wishes Stamp Set
Card Stock Pink Pirouette 8 1/2 X 11
Card Stock Kiwi Kiss 8 1/2 X 11
Designer Series Paper Raspberry Tart
Card Stock Whisper White 8 1/2X11
Classic Stampin Pad Riding Hood Red
Classic Stampin Pad Kiwi Kiss
Sizzix Big Shot Machine
Sizzix Bigz Circles, Scallop #2
Sizzix Embosslits Sweetest Stem
Brads Silver
Stamping Sponges
Ribbon Grosgrain Pink Pirouette 1 1/4 Inch
Snail Adhesive Permanent

To purchase any of the products above, just click my Order Online button to the right.

If you would like more information about joining my team and becoming a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, please contact me ASAP, we have a great special this month.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Friendly Words Wheel Class

Stampin’ Around Wheels are an inexpensive and fast way to add texture and charm to any project. They are a great complement to many stamp sets and projects. Let me show you how you can create 11 different techniques using our Stampin' Around Wheel.

Class Information
Date: May 27, 2009
Register By: May 25, 2009
Time: 6:30 PM
Where: East Falmouth
Class Fee: $30, includes Friendly Words Wheel, and Jumbo Handle ($25 without handle)

In this class we will make one gift bag with tag to hold four coordinating cards with envelopes. These beautiful vintage themed cards feature the Friendly Words Jumbo Stampin’ Around Wheel. Enjoy learning some great wheel techniques while creating this set of beautiful heartfelt cards to share with friends and family

Handle Option

Products Used:
• Friendly Words Stampin' Around Jumbo Wheel
• Mellow Moss
• Night of Navy
• Kraft
• Very Vanilla
• Chocolate Chip
• Craft Whisper White
• Stampin' Write Markers-Chocolate Chip & Brilliant Blue
• Stampin' Around Jumbo Handle
• Heat Tool
• Stampin' Emboss Powder - White
• Stamping Sponges
• Sponge Daubers
• Stampin' Pastels
• Crop-A-Dile
• Wide Oval Punch
• 1-3/4” Circle Punch
• Stampin' Dimensionals
• Medium Envelops-Very Vanilla
• Kraft Paper Lunch Sack

Can't make it to class? Order the Friendly Words Wheel and any of the accessories above, and I will email all of the project instructions as a free gift!*

*This offer is for my customers only. If you are a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and would like more information on how you can purchase this class, please email me privately.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Stampin' Up! Wins Readers' Choice Award!

For the ninth year in a row, our rubber stamps have won the prestigious Readers' Choice award from Creating Keepsakes. We are very grateful for this recognition from the crafting community and proud of the quality and artistic diversity represented in our stamps. Other products to win in their respective categories this year were our Spring-Summer 2008 Idea Book & Catalog as well as our Write Me a Memory Font CD.

To learn more about Stampin' Up!'s award-winning history, visit the Awards page.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Big Shot Night

Next Tuesday night is my Big Shot Night. We will be making 2 projects with the Sizzix Big Shot. One of the projects will be a "Matchbox" using the new Matchbox Die. This is one of my new favorites. The other project will be a surprise, so you will have to join us to find out what that is!

Also that night I am offering Open Stamping/Cropping. You can work on your projects using my stamps, inks, and tools.

Please contact me to learn more or to sign up. Space is limited.


Matchbox Messages set; Baja Breeze and Whisper White card stock; Basic Gray textured cardstock; Baja Breeze Patterns Designer Series paper; medium window sheets; Basic Gray Classic Stampin’ Pad; Real Red Stampin’ Write marker; Whisper White 5/8" satin ribbon; 1/16" Circle, 1" Circle, and 1‐
1/4" Circle punches; Sizzix Big Shot; Matchbox Bigz XL die; chocolates; crochet thread

Saturday, May 2, 2009

I love it when my customers are happy!

I just received this email from a customer that I have know since last fall. I have changed the names of the customer, and the "local stamp store" to protect the innocent. :)

Hi, Naomi:

It's "Just Ducky". Just wanted to let you know how great
Stampin' Up! stamps are...

I have been taking a scrapbooking class at my local stamp store. The
value of Stampin' Up!'s products well surpasses the value of the papers
and stamps sold at that store. I realized this yesterday
especially. I decided to catalogue my stamp collection into a
reference book. I noticed Stampin' Up!'s stamps were more detailed
and printed with sharper edges than all the other stamps in my
collection. And, last month, when I was organizing my papers, I
noticed that the "card" stock I got from you was actually "card" weight;
whereas, papers bought from the other place were flimsy like copier paper
that needs reinforcement. The costs are comparable for both stamps
and paper from each "store" but with Stampin' Up!'s products, the
value and quality is much greater.

Just wanted to let you know how pleased I am to have been introduced
to Stampin' Up! Thank you. Have a great weekend.

"Just Ducky"

I love to get emails and letters like this! I know how great Stampin' Up!'s products are, but it is so nice to hear how much you love them too.

If you have never experienced our stamps, inks, and papers for yourself, I highly recommend it. Just visit my website and place your order there. In honor of National Scrapbooking Month, we have some great specials!

Friday, May 1, 2009

May Promotions Start Today!

Buy Three, Get One Free
Celebrate National Scrapbooking Month with Stampin' Up! From May 1-31, buy three packs of Designer Series paper and/or 12" x 12" textured card stock, and get one pack free! Mix and match your papers to meet all your scrapbooking and paper crafting needs.

Jumble Alphabet Sneak Peek
Get a sneak peek into the 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog when you purchase the brand-new Jumble Alphabet stamp set at 20% off. This set of 52 die-cut, double-mounted stamps is perfect for scrapbooking because you'll never run out of letters! But don't wait—this offer is only good through May 31.

Limited-Time Scrapbooking Starter Kit
Start your own business for as little as $75 with the limited-time Scrapbooking Starter Kit. The Scrapbooking Starter Kit contains the following:
Schoolbook Serif Alphabet stamp set
Simply Scrappin' Petal Party
Earth Elements Assorted textured card stock (12" x 12")
Whisper White Craft Stampin' Pad
In addition, this specially-priced Starter Kit contains all the business supplies found in the regular-priced Starter Kit.
View the National Scrapbooking Month sales flyer for more information on all of these special promotions. Or visit my Online Store to shop now!