Friday, January 29, 2010

Fancy, Fancy

I'm keeping busy playing with my new goodies from the Occasions Mini Catalog from Stampin' Up.  This card features the new stamp set Love Bandit.  Isn't he a cute little fellow!?  Also featured is the Scallop Trim Border Punch from the Sale-a-Bration flyer.  I love this new border punch as it is easy to use and really gives an elegant finished look to any project! 

Stamps:  Love Bandit
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Melon Mambo
Ink:  Soft Suede, Dusty Durango, Melon Mambo, Creamy Caramel
Accessories:  Medium Jewelry Tag Punch, Ticket Corner Punch, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Heart to Heart Punch, Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker, Melon Mambo Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Folder, Glue Dots

Let me know if you would like more information about earning FREE products during Sale-a-Bration!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Love to Keep You Warm!

Here are two cards I recently made for a couple of friends who haven't been feeling well.  I've been wanting to use this Holiday mini set from Stampin' Up for a winter greeting.  As you can see, the two cards are nearly identical except for the hat that one bear has.  I had trouble deciding if I liked the bear with or without the hat so I made both versions.  What do you think???

Stamps:  Cold and Cuddly, Season of Friendship
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Kraft, Basic Black
Ink:  Night of Navy, Bordering Blue, Real Red, Close to Cocoa; Whisper White Craft
Accessories:  Real Red 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Linen Thread, Modern Label Punch, Heart to Heart Punch, Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, Blender Pen, Stampin' Dimensionals


Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Have an "Ice" Day

Here's a cute card I made for some friends with a winter theme.  The image comes from the Animal Crackers stamp set and this image just "cracks" me up because this little penguin has such a large head. 
Stamps:  Animal Crackers
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Basic Black
Ink:  Basic Black, Tempting Turquoise Classic Ink; Only Orange Stampin' Write Marker
Accessories:  Frost White Shimmer Paint, Ticket Corner Punch, Corner Rounder Punch, Big Shot, Stampin' Up Backgrounds 1 Texturz Plate, 3/16" Black Gingham Ribbon, Sponge Dauber, Blender Pen

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Brand New Year Wishes

I'm posting a picture of the New Year's card I made for my parents.  Although January is almost over, I thought you might still like to see it.  This card features the in color Soft Suede and the awesome Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint.  Although the stamp I used from the Holiday mini catalog is no longer available, the shimmer paint can still be ordered.  I used the shimmer paint to fill the champagne glass and to go over the embossing I did on the background with the Big Shot.

Stamps:  A Brand New Year
Cardstock:  Soft Suede, Very Vanilla
Ink:  Soft Suede
Accessories:  Big Shot, Top Note Die, Perfect Details Texturz Plate, Soft Suede Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon,  Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint, Blender Pen, Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals

I hope your new year is going well so far! 

Friday, January 22, 2010

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Helping Haiti!

Did you know that Stampin' Up is using their resources to help the people of Haiti, too?  If you've been wondering how you can help the Haitian people who have been suffering since the earthquake last week, Stampin' Up has come up with a promotion that will donate $2 from every I {Heart} Hearts stamp set sold.

You can see the employees at Stampin' Up working on the care packages on Shelli Gardner's blog here:  Helping Haiti .  Shelli is the co-founder of Stampin' Up and is an awesome lady who has a very big heart!

Contact me today for details!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Do you want it all?

That title sure describes me!  I am one of those people who want it all... all of the awesome new Stampin' Up products that is!  ;)  I am so excited about the new Occasions mini catalog that just went active on Tuesday!!!  Just when I think that there can't be anything else new and exciting out there to stir my creativity, Stampin' Up does it again!   Not only are they offering additional fresh new hostess sets that can be earned, they also added an adorable mini milk carton die for the Big Shot and heart-shaped treat cups along with two new coordinating stamp sets (one for each of the different shaped cups)!   There is a new stamp set of accessories for Build-a-Bear... the Beary Best Friends can have some Beary Best Times!  Since Stampin' Up didn't want the Bigz die cut Build-a-Bear to feel left out, there are new holiday Sizzlets accessory dies for them, too.  (What respectable bear doesn't want to be ready for Valentine's Day and Easter?!)   Now, as if all of those items aren't enough, the Simply Adorned jewelry choices have increased and are ready for ordering, too!  Like I said, I want it ALL!!!

Now that I have wet your appetite and tempted you to take a closer look at all of the new Stampin' Up products, I suspect you are wondering how you can possibly afford to "have it all".  Well, I have a proposition for you!   Sign up as an independent Stampin' Up demonstrator!!!   You are probably thinking "Why would I want to do that???" 

--Did you know that Stampin' Up is offering the Demonstrator Starter Kit at a 15% discount during Sale-a-Bration? 

--Did you know that when you sign up to be an independent demonstrator during Sale-a-Bration you can also choose an additional stamp set for FREE (valued up to $47.95)? 

--Did you know that as an independent Stampin' Up demonstrator you receive 20% off of every order you place? 

--Did you know that the starter kit can be customized with alternate stamp sets and ink colors? 

--Did you know that there are even two versions of the starter kit to choose from:  standard and digital? 

--Did you know that the standard kit has a value of over $335  if all of the items were ordered individually?

--Did you know that as an independent demonstrator you get to see and purchase new Stampin' Up! products first, have access to myriad of project ideas on the Demonstrator Web Site and in the monthly Stampin' Success magazine, and receive an invitation to Stampin' Up! events, where you can learn from fellow successful demonstrators and Stampin' Up! staff?

Now I hope you are thinking "Hey, that sounds like a good deal!"  I sure did!  The reasons I joined Stampin' Up as an independent demonstrator were stated in the questions above... a discount, FREE items, previews of the new products, and the opportunity to go to the annual Stampin' Up convention.  I liked Stampin' Up's artwork and was already spending the quarterly minimum of $300 needed to stay active as a demonstrator when I was a customer.

I've created the following graphic using My Digital Studio to highlight the current Stampin' Up recruiting special: 

If you would like more information about the benefits of becoming an independent Stampin' Up demonstrator, visit my Demonstrator Business Website here:  stampngrl

Friday, January 8, 2010

Cool New Decor Elements!!!

Have you seen the brand new Decor Elements from Stampin' Up!?  I've used My Digital Studio to feature my favorite item from the new insert:  Chalkboard Decor Elements!  You can apply the Decor Elements to so many different surfaces:  walls, windows, vehicles, plaques, tins, etc.  With the addition of the Chalkboard material, the Decor Element is not only decorative but also versatile in its usefullness!  You can write on these with chalk and clean with an eraser .... you could leave notes for your loved ones, post the dinner menu, etc.  I think these are just so cool!

Click on the link on the lower right side to view all of the new items in the Decor Elements supplement!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

New Occasions Mini Is Here!

The Occasions Mini Catalog is here full of fresh new ideas for your stampin' and scrappin' needs!  Click on the link on the right to view all of the new offerings for Spring!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Sale-A-Bration Time Is Here!!!

It's finally here!  Yes, it is "Sale-a-Bration" time!  If you're not familiar with Stampin' Up's "Sale-a-Bration" promotion, let me just say... It's the most wonderful time of the stampin' year!  For every $50 you spend before shipping and taxes, you get to choose a FREE item from the "Sale-a-Bration" flyer!  Personally, I love getting FREE stuff!!!  The "Sale-a-Bration" flyer contains 4 exclusive stamp sets and a  Designer Series Paper Pad which are only available until March 31, 2010!  For the first time Stampin' Up is also offering a brand new border punch and even a few select stamp sets from the 2009-2010 Idea Book and Catalog as additional choices in this promotion!  Click on the Sale-a-Bration link to the right to see the flyer!  Don't miss out on this awesome opportunity to get some FREE goodies!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Sneak Peek!

Look what's coming on January 5th!  How cool is this!?!?!

And here is the new stamp set that coordinates with the Heart Treat Cups:

These new exclusive items are bound to be popular so be sure to contact me A.S.A.P. if you'd like to order them!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Debut of the New Country Living Kit

Stampin' Up has partnered once again with Country Living Magazine to offer this exclusive kit:

Contact me today to order your kit!