Monday, September 29, 2008

Current Promotions

Wow, two posts in one day! I just wanted to give you a quick overview of the current Stampin' Up! Promotions. As a reminder, tomorrow is the last day to purchase the Never Before Seen Stamps at 15% off. Contact me or go online to place your order.

$99 Starter Kit Promotion
Customer Order Dates: August 11 - October 11, 2008
Potential recruits have the option of becoming a Stampin' Up! demonstrator by purchasing one of three special mini Starter Kits priced at just $99.

Online IDA Recruiting Contest
Contest Dates: August 11 - October 11, 2008
The top 100 demonstrators in the US with the highest number of online IDA recruits will receive a free stamp set of their choice!

Fall-Winter Sampler Promotions: New Recruit Incentive
Customer Order Dates: August 11 - October 11, 2008
Join as a demonstrator with the standard $199 Starter Kit and choose one stamp set out of the Fall-Winter Sampler or Idea Book & Catalog for free.

World Card Making Day
Preorder Dates: September 4 - October 4, 2008
Customer Order Dates: October 4-11, 2008

Birthday Promotion
Customer Order Dates: October 1-31, 2008
Spend $20 on regular catalog merchandise and qualify to purchase any preselected birthday/celebration stamp sets at 20% off.

Fall-Winter Sampler Promotions: Hostess Incentive
Customer Order Dates: October 1 - November 30, 2008
Host a $350 workshop and choose one stamp set from the Fall-Winter Sampler for free.

Feel free to contact me for further information on any of the above promotions. Have a good night and Happy Stampin'!

Tinkerbell Movie

Hi Stampers,
Sorry but I haven't had a chance to stamp lately, been too busy. However, I do have to make a few Thank You cards and Birthday Cards so I'll be working on some of those in the next few days. So as soon as I have some completed I promise I will share them. I went to the L.A. County Fair yesterday and had such a good time. I loved seeing all the Farm Animals, watching Piglet Races, cows getting milked, eating lots of yummy food (Turkey Legs and Roasted Corn) as well as "shopping." I did take my camera and there were lots of things to take pictures of, but I left the battery at home! So sadly, there are no pictures. I did take a picture of a Barn Owl with my cell phone. It was so big and beautiful, I've never seen one before! If it comes out well I will post here tomorrow.

As promised here are some pictures of me posing with several Tinkerbell posters, etc. while at the Tinkerbell at the El Capitan Theater. Loved the movie and actually want to see it again because I missed the stage show and Tinkerbell appearance. Crying

Below are some pictures of a car that was at the parking lot behind El Capitan Theater. I am not sure but I'm guessing it might belong to a Disney employe because it was decorated both inside and out with Disney decor. Sorry for the poor quality in the pictures, but the sun was very bright that day.

Have a good night and Happy Stampin'!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Last of the Convention Swaps

Hi Stampers! Here are the last of the Convention Swaps. Hope you enjoy them! As a reminder, you have until the end of September to purchase the Never Before Seen Stamp Sets at 15% off. You can call or email me to place an order or go to my Stampin' Up! Website to order online 24/7! Click on the picture of the flyer on the right hand column for more information. Have a good night and Happy Stampin'!

This cute little Sweet Tart Holder was made by Teresa Payne-Neal

Card by Anna Haase
Stamps: Pretty Peony, Hugs and Wishes
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Old Olive, Creamy Caramel
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Old Olive, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Color Spritzer Tool, Heat and Stick Powder, Dazzling Diamonds, Heat Tool

Card by Alice Leal
Stamps: Close As A Memory, Itty Bitty Backgrounds
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive
Paper: Old Olive, Barely Banana, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Old Olive 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon

Card by Tina Wink
Stamps: Curvy Verses, Garden Whimsy, Priceless
Ink: Certainly Celery, Basic Black
Paper: Certainly Celery, Whisper White, Apricot Appeal
Accessories: Whimsy Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Jumbo Stampin' Around Handle

Card by MY Upline Yolanda Tamayo
Stamps: Stems and Silhouettes
Ink: Regal Rose, Basic Black, Sahara Sand
Paper: Whisper White, Regal Rose, Basic Black, Sahara Sand
Accessories: Wonderful You Stampin' Around Wheel, Stampin' Around Handle, Vintage Brads, Regal Rose 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds, Stampin' Dimensionals, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig

This last card was made my Marcella Lau, one of the other girls in our Udderly Awesome Group.

Monday, September 22, 2008

More Covention Swap Pics

Hi Stampers! Here are some more of the swaps that I received at Convention this year. I may be posting some more pictures of swaps later on. Also, I went to the TinkerBell Movie last night ( I've loved TinkerBell since I was a little girl and am ecstatic to see all the things that are now available of her that weren't when I was little!) It was a cute movie, but then again I am biased so of course I loved it. I'll try to post some pictures I took of that day. Good night and Happy Stampin'.

Card By Grace Lee-Navarette

Stamps: Wow Flowers
Ink: Tangerine Tango, Kiwi Kiss, Pacific Point Blue
Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Pacific Point Blue, Tangerine Tango
Accessories: White 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Paper Piercing Tool, Brad, White Uni-Ball Signo Gel Pen, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, 1-1/4" Inch Circle Punch, 1" Circle Punch

Card by Gina Owen

Stamps: So Swirly Jumbo Wheel
Ink: Basic Brown
Paper: Pink Pirouette, HolidayHappenings Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Chocolate Chip Twill Ribbon, Pretty in Pink 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Jumbo Stampin' Around Handle, Stampin' Sponges

This was a card that we made during the ShoeBox Swap for our group Udderly Awesome.

Stamps: Fresh Cuts
Ink: Tangerine Tango
Paper: Tangerine Tango, Fresh Cut Notes
Accessories: Circle Fire Rhinestone Brads, Boho Blossoms Punch

Card by Heide Vence

There was no name on the back of this card so if you made it or know who did, please contact me so I can give you proper credit.

Card by Diane Lindsay

Stamps: Dreams Du Jour
Paper: Baja Breeze, Tangerine Tango, Pacific Point Blue, Vanilla
Ink: Pacific Point Blue, Tangerine Tango, Versamark Accessories: Scallop Circle Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, Stampin' Sponges, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat gun

Another Card we made during the Shoebox Swap

Stamps: Wow Flowers
Ink: Kiwi Kiss
Paper: Pink Piroutte Textured Cardstock
Accessories: 1-3/8" Circle Punch, Silver Brads, 1/8" Circle Punch, Old Olive 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Pick A Petal Classy Brass Template, Stylus, Light Table

Friday, September 19, 2008

Spooky Spider...

Hi Stampers! We have a new item available starting TODAY through OCTOBER 31. Just in time for Halloween, The Spooky Spider Decor Element! Isn't he great? Click HERE to see the flyer. He will be available in 3 sizes: SMALL, MEDIUM and LARGE as well as in two colors: BLACK and WHITE. Click HERE to order yours today!

Have a Good Night and Happy Stampin'!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Sunday Workshop Projects

Hi Stampers! As promised, here are the pictures of the projects we made at my workshop this past Sunday. It was at my best friend Christine's house, we've been friends since freshman year in Highschool, that's 17 years! Open Mouth Wow how time flies!! It was lots of fun, and 2 of the girls there were new to stamping and to Stampin' Up! so it was a blast to hear them "Ooh" and "Ahh" over the catalog and the projects we made! One of the girls is even hoping to have a workshop in November so cross your fingers! Plus Christine is thinking of having a Catalog Workshop in October as well. WooHoo!! If you're interested in having an In-Home Workshop or a Catalog Workshop feel free to call or email me. As a reminder, you can now order directly from me Online 24/7 through my Stampin' Up! website. Okay, enough chatter, on to the projects!

This is a gift card holder that we made using the Big Bold Birthday Stamp Set (which will be on sale along with other birthday stamp sets for 20% off in October to celebrate Stampin' Up's 20th Birthday. Contact me for more information.) The tutorial for this gift card holder can be found on Patty Bennett's here. We used Baja Breeze (one of the In Colors) for the card, and stamped the balloon and party blower in Baja Breeze Ink. The cupcake liner and sprinkles were also stamped in Baja Breeze. The frosting for the cupcake was stamped on Whisper White Cardstock in Tangerine Tango and cut out and adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals. This was then layered onto Tangerine Tango Cardstock, also an In Color. Then we slipped the 1/4" Whisper White Grosgrain Ribbon behind the cupcake image and tied it off. The girls loved it! Oh, one quick side note: the circle I used to punch the slot was the 1-1/4" Circle punch but it should be the 1/2" circle punch. Mine was not working properly so I had to improvise.

All Supplies Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Big Bold Birthday
Paper: Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Tangerine Tango
Ink: Baja Breeze, Tangerine Tango
Accessories: 1/4" Whisper White Grosgrain Ribbon, Word Window Punch, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, Sticky Strip, Stampin' Dimensionals

Christine has gotten into scrapbooking ever since Baby George was born so she wanted one of the projects to be a scrapbook page. I decided to make it a 6x6 scrapbook page to give the girls there an idea of how to get started with scrapbooking. We used the Dreams Du Jour Set along with some more of the In Colors, this time Riding Hood Red and Kiwi Kiss. Also used Bella Rose Designer Series Paper and the New Scallop Square Punch. The butterflies are stamped in Kiwi Kiss and Riding Hood Red. The Love You image was stamped in Chocolate Chip and colored in with Blender Pens, also using Riding Hood Red and Kiwi Kiss ink and adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals. This layout was CASED from the Workshop templates available to Stampin' Up! Demonstrators.

All Supplies Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Dreams Du Jour
Paper: Whisper White, Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss and Bella Rose Designer Series Paper
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss
Accessories: Scallop Square Punch, Blender Pens, 1/4" Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals

This last card was made using the set Flight of the Butterfly. Again we used more of the In Colors, this time Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, and Kiwi Kiss along with Bella Rose Designer Series Paper. I didn't realize until after the workshop that I used only the In Colors for these projects! I believe this was a CASE from Kai Ulani, one of the girls from the Udderly Awesome group. We used the New Scallop Edge Punch to add the scallops on the Riding Hood Red square. We also stamped the little flower from the set in Pink Piroutte on the right side of the card. I used the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig for the first time at a workshop and they loved it! We used it to add the dotted Riding Hood Red Layer on the Pink Pirouette butterfly. The sentiment was stamped in Basic Black and the small butterfly was stamped in Riding Hood Red, cut out and adhered with Stampin Dimensionals. I also decorated my envelope and encouraged the girls to do the same, after all the envelope is also part of the presentation!

All Supplies Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Flight of the Butterfly
Paper: Whisper White, Kiwi Kiss, Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Bella Rose Designer Series Paper
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Basic Black
Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, Stampin' Dimensionals

Here are some pictures of the Girls hard at work on their projects but having fun!

And here they are individually showing their version of my Flight of the Butterfly card. As you can see they all decided to add their own take on the card, which is by all means fine by me! I encourage all my workshop attendees to think outside the box so to speak, and feel free to creat their card however they would like. I really want them to get their creative juices flowing! Smile

Christine's Mom, Vicky




And last but certainly not least is my "Nephew" and God Son, George showing off his dance moves! Isn't he the cutest!!

Sorry for the long post but I hope you enjoyed it! Have a good night and Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Kaylie's Beach Pail

Good Evening Stampers, I'm back! I've had a crazy week or so which is why I have been late with my posts lately. I hope to catch up with all by tomorrow night. This past Saturday was Kaylie's (my niece) 2nd Birthday. It was a beach theme so I decorated some beach pails for her. These were filled with candy and party blowers and given out as the party favors. They weren't fancy by any means but still cute! I used ribbon bought at Michael's to tie around the pails, Martha Stewart Rub-ons also from Michael's and the pails were from Party City. I used the Tag from Stampin' Up! and the Layer-Ease to make a larger tag for the layer because I have not yet purchased the larger Stampin' Up! Tag *GASP*. I also used the Calendar Alphabet & Numbers set (which I won at Convention this year! WooHoo!!) to stamp "Kaylie's 2nd Bday" on the tags. The Scallop Circle Punch is layered with the Happy Birthday greeting from the Wow Flowers Set and layered with Dimensionals. I'll have pictures from the workshop I had on Sunday at my BFF (hee,hee) Christine's house. Happy Stampin'!

All Supplies Stampin' Up! Unless otherwise noted

Stamps: Wow Flowers, Calendar Alphabet & Numbers
Ink: Pink Passion, Brilliant Blue, Green Galore, Yo Yo Yellow, Brilliant Blue
Cardstock: Pink Passion, Brilliant Blue, Green Galore, Yo Yo Yellow, Brilliant Blue, Whisper
Accessories: Scallop Circle Punch, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, Tag Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Glue Dots, 3/16" Punch, Ribbon from Michael's and Martha Stewart Birthday Rub-Ons

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Convention Swap Shares

Hi Stampers! Here are some of the Convention Swaps I received either through swaps throughout the convention or from the ShoeBox Swap I had with my wonderful group of Uplines, Downlines and Sidelines called "UdderlyAwesome". I will be posting some of my faves and will add the names of the people who made them later. Sorry it took so long to get them up but like I said, I was busy decorating the beach pails for my niece's 2nd Bday. Till then, Happy Stampin'!

Card by Karin S. Guelly

Card by Kim Merrill
Stamps: Simply Said
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White Craft Ink
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White
Accessories: Signo White Uni-Ball Gel Pen, Chocolate Chip Poly Twill Ribbon

This card was made during a ShoeBox Swap for our group Udderly Awesome
Stamps: Wow Flowers
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red, Bella Rose Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Scallop Circle Punch, Corner Rounder Punch, 1/16" Circle Punch, Fire Circle Rhinestone Brads, Chocolate Chip Poly Twill Ribbon, White Circle Metal Edge Tags

Card by Jennifer Pleasant

Card by Kathy Shifflet

Stamps: Always, Priceless, Fundamental Phrases
Ink: Tangerine Tango, Kiwi Kiss, Pacific Point Blue, VersaMark
Paper: Tangerine Tango, Pacific Point Blue, Whisper White, Kiwi Kiss, So Saffron
Accessories: White embossing powder, Scallop Circle Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch, 1-1/4" Circle Punch

Another card made during the ShoeBox Swap

Stamps: Happiness Always, Heard from the Heart
Ink: Pacific Point blue, Kiwi Kiss, VersaMark
Paper: Pacific Point Blue, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White
Accessories: Irridescent Ice