Thursday, December 27, 2012

New clearance items!

Posting from the car (don't worry, I'm not driving!) to share that Stampin Up added more clearance items this afternoon!

there's 15 new items, including brads, ribbons, markers, dies, and paper!

Click Shop Now to check out the updated Clearance Rack!

Last few days

I hope everyone has had a great Christmas and that you'll have fun plans for New Year's Eve!

 Did you get anything crafty for the holidays? Let me know in the comments! I love hearing about new toys! :)

If not, there's still time to treat yourself to items from the Holiday Catalog before they are unavailable starting January 3. A handful of items will be available for a little while, but most of the festive seasonal items are exclusive to this catalog.

Also, the Single Stamps are available only until January 2nd, so if you've been debating getting any affordable individual images or sentiments, do so in the next couple days. I hope they come out with another round of images and sentiments, but no news yet. See the Single Stamps here!

I'm off to a wedding in Chicago. I just finished making the card (pics to come later!) so now it's time to get ready. Cardmaking > getting dressed...priorities! ;)

Friday, December 14, 2012

Happy Friday!

Why is it such a happy Friday? Stampin Up updated the clearance rack items today! Over 300 items added... old-style ink pads, individual markers, patterned paper packs for under $3, ribbon and brads galore. Check it out quick, as some items are going to sell like hotcakes. Click "Shop Now" in the top corner, then go to the Clearance Rack Blitz! Speaking of hotcakes, I should finish getting ready for work...

Monday, December 3, 2012

Are you ready for Christmas?

Did you love the cover of the Stampin' Up Holiday catalog?  Do you have small gifts or treats you want to look more festive? 

You can do it!  Stampin' Up has released a kit to make 10 of your own ornaments - all you  need is a glue gun, scissors, and adhesive (ok, you may want some bling too!) 

The Ornamental Elegance Kit (132832) is $14.95 and includes:
  • Die-Cut Cardstock Elements
  • Cherry Cobbler 3-1/2" Scalloped Tulle Ribbon
  • Natural Linen Thread
  • Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons 
  • Large Pearl Basic Jewels
And you can make cute packages for your holiday treats or small gifts!

Petite Treats Bundle

Trimmings and Tags bundle 

Both of these festive package kits are 20% off catalog prices.

Shop the new kits here:  (Don't forget to enter my name to get the "preferred price"!)   :)

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Last day for the Extravaganza!

Wednesday, 11/28th is the last day for the Stampin' Up Extravaganza!

You can still get your orders in to take advantage of 20-50% off select products - whether you need last minute card-making supplies or are doing a little gift shopping.   Click either Contact Me or Shop Now from my website

Sales flyer of all sale items

DOORBUSTERS!  One Day Deals for 20% off include more tools!  Only good 11/28 from midnight - 11:50 PM (MT)

Page Item Description Retail Price 24-Hour
Sale Price
7 118941 Clear Block     Bundle (Blocks A-I) $66.95 $53.56
7 120279 Clear Block Storage Caddy $16.95 $13.56
175 109127 Stack & Store Caddy (Embellishment holder) $34.95               $27.96  

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Holiday Gift Season is Upon Us!

The holidays are coming up fast, including my birthday next week during the amazing SU sale from 11/19 through 11/28 including 2 days of door busters!  Happy birthday to me!  :)

Do you struggle with not knowing what to tell people to get you for birthdays, Christmas, and other gift-giving occasions?  Or do you have crafty friends but aren't sure exactly what they might need or want?

I can help make your gift-giving and receiving a little easier! 

Giving creative shopping sprees
  • If you want to let a crafty person do some fun creative shopping or want someone to give you a SU! shopping spree in time for SAB and the new Spring catalog, I can offer gift certificates!  
  • You can pay via cash, check, or Paypal, and I will create a unique gift certificate (in a festive card if preferred!) for the lucky recipient.  
  • Then the person shops to their heart is content through my SU website or email, and everything up to that amount is covered already!

Want presents you'll love?  
  • Send me your Stampin' Up wishlist (Click "Contact me" on my website!) - item name and numbers
  • Give this handy hint to the generous gift-giver so they know how to find me!    
  • I'll work with them to order items from your wishlist within their budget
  • I can assist with gift wrap and drop off in the Madison area or have delivered it to them so you stay surprised!  
  • Let Santa spoil you for once! 
Let me know if you have questions or want to give or receive a creative gift this year!  What's on your wishlist? 

Who's ready for a SALE?!

Me me me!

Stampin' Up just had a one day sale on stamps.  Maybe you missed out and were hoping for a Black Friday deal?  Never fear, there's plenty of deals starting MONDAY and going until the 28th!

Thanksgiving Stampin' Up Extravaganza!
Monday, November 19th - Wednesday, November 28th  

Check out the sale flyer here!

Monday One Day Deals for 20% off include the Big Shot machine, bag, and scoring plate!   Deals good only Monday, 11/19 from midnight - 11:50 PM (MT)
Retail Price
Sale Price
Simply Scored Diagonal Plate
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
Big Shot Doctor's Bag

Friday One Day Deals for 20% off include more tools!  Only good 11/28 from midnight - 11:50 PM (MT)
Page Item Description Retail Price 24-Hour
Sale Price
7 118941 Clear Block     Bundle (Blocks A-I) $66.95 $53.56
7 120279 Clear Block Storage Caddy $16.95 $13.56
175 109127 Stack & Store Caddy (Embellishment holder) $34.95                $27.96

20% - 50% off deals too!

As they say on TV, "But wait, there's more!"

Beyond just those two days of deals, Stampin' Up has not one, not two, but three, yes three pages of products on sale for 20% to 50% off!   Go here!   

It includes select stamps, punches, ribbon, designer paper, the tabletop paper trimmer, embellishments like rhinestones and brads, and even the MyDigitalStudio2 software is 50% off (design digital scrapbooks, cards, blog layouts, and holiday cards!).  Holy buckets! 

This is a great time to order any last minute supplies for holiday projects or thank you cards, but let me warn you, the Sale-a-Bration items and Spring catalog are pretty amazing, so you may want to wait to buy basics like cardstock or non-essential non-sale items until January.  ;)

Best deal yet to sign up
Interested in taking advantage of this amazing deal even more?  You can combine this sale with the free ink pad offer if you want to sign up as a demo.  Pay $99 to get any $125 worth of product free, including more bang for your buck with sale items (Hello, Big Shot!), get a free collection of new ink pads, and all the business tools you need if you want to do it more than a hobby!  

Wanna order?
If you're local and want me to order for you, please send me your order by 6:00 pm on Monday, or you can easily order through my secure SU website to have it shipped directly to you.  Just select me as your demonstrator and you get the sale price rather than paying the online price.  Click either Contact Me or Shop Now from my website

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Ink-redible deals to get SU ink pads!

Have you tried the new Stampin' Up ink pads yet?  I have the Regals, Subtles, and Bolds color collections, and LOVE them.  You can earn a color collection for free for a limited time!

Dates: November  1 - December 16, 2012

Promotion #1 Details: Hostesses who hold a minimum $450 party during the promotion period will receive a FREE collection of Classic Stampin Pads-- choose from Brights, Subtles, or Regals--a $49.95 value!  Plus, the free ink is in addition to the regular hostess benefits-- on a $450+ party, you would earn $65 in Hostess Rewards plus a half-price item!  INK-redible!  This would work on a single $450 order if you have a ton of shopping to do, or you can collect orders from friends without needing to host a party if you prefer.

Promotion #2 Details:   Join as a Stampin' Up demonstrator during this timeframe, and you'll get a color collection free too!  You don't even have to commit to anything - pick out $125 worth of products (anything you want!) for only $99, get a free set of ink pads, and then any future orders are at a discount (including a special discount for your first ordered entered as a workshop!).  With the new Spring catalog coming out soon, that discount will come in handy!   :) 

Of course, if you want to turn it into a business, I can help with that too after I've been learning the ropes over the last few months.  Come to one of my monthly demonstrator group meetings held by my upline to check it out if you're curious.

One of the perks of being a SU demonstrator is having access to extra discussion boards, project inspiration, and a bi-monthly magazine.  Here's a link to a small sample of the articles of the magazine you'd get to help you with your hobby or business!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Get out your calendars... mark the dates for the upcoming Stampin' Up Sale-a-Bration!

Sale-a-Bration 2013 will begin January 22 and go through March 22, 2013.

I'll be posting more details as they're available in the next few weeks!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

One-day only: Stampin' Up Stamp SALE!

On top of the newly released single stamps to purchase and the digital design freebies and half price kit sale, Stampin' Up is having a BIG event on Monday, October 29.

Monday will be a sad day for piggy banks everywhere, as Stampin' Up stamps are 15% off!

Demonstrators like myself receive brand new products as prizes for every 10 stamps sold, and customers win with being able to stock up on stamps from your wishlist at a discount for the first time ever!  It's a good time to buy gifts for upcoming birthdays or holidays, get some last minute stamps for your holiday projects, or start on thank you cards for the gifts you receive. 

The details:
  • Starting at 12:00 AM (MT) and ending at 11:50 PM (MT), almost every stamp we sell will be 15 percent off.  Prices will be changed in my online store for the day.  
  • Included: 
    This DOES NOT include

     It also includes items from both the Annual Catalog and the Holiday Catalog (PDFs here or let me know if you need a hard copy!

    You can order online through my store directly to have your new toys shipped to you, or email me your order in advance if you're local.  Orders of $150+ still qualify for hostess benefits too!

    Keep your eyes open for a November 1 offer to earn a free ink pad collection for hosting a workshop or signing up as a demo!  

Even more single stamps!

Stampin' Up is piloting offering single stamps from select popular sets until January 2.  They first introduced these three sentiment sets as individual stamps.  Now they've expanded into images, including 3 brand new images not available in current catalogs!

NEW Single Stamps: Assorted 1
NEW Single Stamps: Assorted 2  

Previously released options: 
Individual stamps from Word Play 
Individual stamps from Perfectly Penned
Individual stamps from Seasonal Sayings

Note that these are shipped in clear cello bags and are clear-mount only.  You can buy SU's clear DVD cases to store them in if needed.

My personal favorites are the World Treasures peacock, the Blooming with Kindness flower (although I think I may need that whole set!), the tree, the Everything Eleanor circle, the brand new snowflake that matches a punch... ahhh!   I have seen so many inspiring projects made with these that I just may need to get a few for myself.  :) 

Want some for yourself as an early stocking stuffer?   Shop here!

Digital Design Deals!

Do you have My Digital Studio or interested in trying it?  You can get a free 30 day trial HERE

In honor of Digital Scrapbooking Day, Stampin' Up is having a huge sale with free downloads for customers as well as 50% off digital kits for one week!

View the sale starting October 29th here:

Send me a message if you have any questions!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Get your Stampin' Up single stamps here!

Stampin' Up is doing a limited time trial of offering individual stamps from some of the popular sentiment sets.  So if you like certain sentiments, but don't want to buy the entire set, you can pick and choose which ones you get.

Some key notes -
  • These won't be sent to you in our typical cases or packaging; they'll be packaged in cello bags. If you'd like a case for your stamp, you can buy our Clear-Mount Stamp Cases that come in packs of four (item 119105). 
  • Clear-mount only
  • Available only through January 2, 2013
Check out the selection and item numbers for each stamp in the PDF flyers here:
Individual stamps from Word Play
Individual stamps from Perfectly Penned
Individual stamps from Seasonal Sayings

Like what you see?  Shop at my webstore!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Stampin' Up October Promo!

I already ordered the stamps, dies, and matching piercing pack, so I'm kinda kicking myself, but I wanted to share the news about this fun deal.  Get some super versatile ornaments (stamps alone or stamps & dies), festive paper, and get a paper-piercing stencil kit to match several of Stampin' Up's popular die combos for free.  Check out my webstore during October to take advantage of this promo!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

HAY There! (TESC153)

Hay there!  I just finished my card for this fun Taylored Expressions sketch challenge (deets here!):

Here's my take on it: 

I used TE Green Acres in each of the little boxes, popping the little cow couple up with foam dots.  I used some old DCWV glitter green paper as the first layer, PTI kraft embossed with an old folder, and some Twinery Peapod twine. 

I also used TE's It's a Banner Day 1 outline stamp and matching die (decorated with some brown pearls) along with the "Hay there!" sentiment from Green Acres. 

Have a mooo-velous night!   ;)

Thursday, March 1, 2012

February 2012 SFYTT - Your Next Stamp

Here's my card for the February SFYTT, sponsored by Your Next Stamp!  I used Bubbly Fun Fhiona & Bubbly Fun Accessories on this card I'll send to my sister.

I used a new polka dots embossing folder along with the Swiss dots embossing folder, and lots of glitter for this girly card.  There's Stickles in the bubbles, around the bubbly circle, and bling in the accent circles.

I'm having uploading issues, but will have to add additional pictures tomorrow - the inside is cute too, with a little rubber ducky.  :) 

Monday, February 20, 2012

TCPTUES197 - Anything But a Card

This week's TCP Tuesday challenge is elementary - Anything But a Card!  Somehow in the midst of a cold, I came up with a little Easter decoration using The Cat's Pajamas - A Beary Good Year.  I don't have any egg dye so this is just a normal egg, but I'm picturing this little cup being used to hold a dyed easter egg (perhaps at each table spot for Easter dinner?) or a Cadbury egg treat. 

The first step was to take a 3 oz bathroom cut and cut the top half off - enough to hold the egg in place, but too much cup to decorate.   I then used TCP - Grass Cut-Ups die to cut two layers of grass to wrap around the cup.

Using several eggs from A Beary Good Year, I decorated the grass all around the cup.

Including an egg underneath whatever you fill the cup with.

Lastly, I cut out the bear and colored him (all coloring done with Bic Mark-Its), gave him another egg to hold, and cut out the little Easter basket also included in the set.  I cut the basket handle off and replaced it with a little Brown Sugar Divine Twine, and both the bear and basket are adhered with foam pop dots.

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