Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Time to Sale-a-Brate!

View all catalogs and Sale-a-Bration items here!

Looking for inspiration on the Spring catalog sets?  Check out the SCS gallery with examples organized by each stamp set.

 And here's examples of the SAB stamps (click each set category). Hope that helps!

Shop here!   Don't forget about the new single stamps not included in the catalog:  Page 1 and Page 2

Plus, there's special perks for those placing orders of $150+, $400+, or joining Stampin' Up between today and March 22.  Let me know if you are interested in learning more about how to join or collecting orders from friends to get you some extra free products! 

More new product inspiration photos to come this week, so check back in or subscribe to my blog!

It's Sale-a-Bration!

 Sharing some cards featuring new Spring catalog and Sale-a-Bration items.  These cards were all made by fellow demos in our group.  The above "Thanks" card features a sentiment from Vintage Verses, which you can earn free with a $50 purchase.  This card was made by my upline, the fab Lyssa Zwolanek.  :) 

The card on the left below was made by the talented Lynn Dunn and is absolutely adorable (although needs to be rotated!) - features new spring Melon Mambo ribbon and the super fun Oh Whale stamp set and new patterned paper.  I love all the cute sentiments to go along with the whale and umbrella images in that section of the catalog.  Make sure you let me know if you still need either the Spring catalog or SAB brochure!

The card on the right below wasn't signed but features several SAB items - the stamp set, paper, and ribbon and button trim can all be yours for free with purchase, starting today, January 22! 

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Multi-use for the win!

I love when products are versatile so you use them in unexpected ways.  I know it's a little after Christmas, but I wanted to share some of the holiday cards I sent out this year.  

This red and green number featured SU's holiday catalog decorative tags, with a simple sentiment stamp to coordinate.  I could churn these out quickly since the label was otherwise pre-made, yet they're still super cute.  Current SU In Color Gumball Green was used in most of my holiday cards, and the embossing folder was a recent Clearance Rack score for super cheap. Yay!

(My SO took this picture for me, since I forgot to photograph most of my cards. EEK!)

And this beauty is one we made at our monthly demo meeting, designed by the clever Lori Brausen, "Duchess of Design."  I never would have thought of the Daydream Medallion stamps and the Floral Frames Framelit dies as holiday festive (although gorgeous for floral designs and backgrounds!), but in these wintery colors with the added texture of silver glimmer paper and Northern Flurry embossing folder, it was one of my favorites.  Since I only had one of these, I sent it to my mom.  :) 

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Just Because!

Here's the sample card I sent along with the Stampin' Up Spring catalog and Sale-a-Bration info featuring some new products!  

Sentiment stamp:  SAB Vintage Verses, which you can get for free with a $50 order Jan 22 - March 22
Ribbon:  New Spring two-tone ribbon 
Embossing folder:  New Spring Honeycomb folder!  I love this folder!  My initial attempts weren't perfect when I used my warped Cuttlebug plates, but when I switched to my new Big Shot with straight plates, everything was crisply embossed. 
I also used the Summer Silhouettes stamp set for the Blushing Bride flowers.

Didn't get a catalog and SAB flyer or the chance to have this card for your own use?  Contact me with your mailing address!  :)

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Have you ever wanted to see a warehouse of stamps?!

If you've ever wanted to know what the inside of the Stampin' Up distribution center looks like, check this out!  It shows how boxes go through aisle and aisles of products to get packed and to your doorstep, as well as some of the milestones the company has made over the last 25 years. 

Their manufacturing building is in Kanab, Utah, home of Best Friends Animal Sanctuary.  If you're a demo going to SU's annual convention in SLC, UT, you can take a trip to see the stamp-packing action as well as volunteer working with homeless pets!  :)  

Friday, January 11, 2013

Dude, you're welcome!

"Imperfect is Perfect" - Check out the new kit for masculine cards.  Great for stampers who have a lot of guy receipients, guys needing to send thank yous, or an easy way to get your SO to make you something hand-stamped (even if it's not perfect!) for Valentine's Day coming up.

I especially like the mix of stamps included - "special occasion" and "I ___ you" would be great for scrapbooking, thanks is a good go-to stamp, and the "#%&@!" is just funny!  

Check out the kit here!

Quick card for a friend

I made this quick and easy card for a friend who injured her arm this week.  This friend happens to like lime green and has a black dog, which explains the combination here.  :)   The inside sentiment ("Better get better") and stamps are from The Cat's Pajamas, so this fits their challenge this week to use an "oldies" stamp set.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

It's here, it's here!

January 3rd is here!   Happy New Year to everyone, and happy new Spring Occasions catalog to my stamping friends!

Stampin' Up's new spring "mini" catalog is now available.  39 pages of new products and inspiration to keep you occupied during the next snowpocalypse!   We had about 20" of snow here in WI about 2 weeks ago, and I spent some quality time working on my Christmas cards, but this new catalog makes me want to play with non-holiday products asap.  Just look at the project on the cover, so shabby chic!

Don't have a demo to get a spring catalog from?  Email me at makalah@gmail.com and I will send you the catalog and the upcoming Sale-a-Bration brochure right away!  I'll even include a sample made with some of the new products, which I'll post about in a couple of days.  :)

You can also view the catalog online here!

Sale-a-Bration is coming up starting January 22, and for every $50 of products you get, you get a free exclusive item.  There's ribbon, designer papers, stamps, a punch, an embossing folder, and some products from the annual catalog to select from.  So make your spring catalog wishlist now, figure out what basics (cardstock, ink, adhesives, etc.) you may need to restock, and plan to shop when SAB gets here to get some fun freebies!