Thursday, September 25, 2008

October SU! Specials

Before I list the upcoming promo's, don't forget this one:

NEVER BEFORE SEEN Promotion: Only until September 30!!! Never before has Stampin' Up! offered a discount on brand-new stamp sets! Enjoy a 15 percent discount on select brand-new, die-cut stamp sets from the Fall-Winter 2008 Idea Book & Catalog--no additional purchase necessary! (See Mon 8/18 post for list of stamps.)

I am placing an order on the 27th, so if you are interested, please let me know ASAP!
FALL-WINTER SAMPLER Promo: Between October 1-November 30, host a qualifying workshop and choose one stamp set from the Fall-Winter Sampler for FREE! Choose from any of the stamp sets below--up to a $31.95 value !

111564 Flight of the Butterfly $31.95
112911 Vuelo de la mariposa (Spanish Flight of the Butterfly) $31.95
111676 Puns from the Past $27.95
111660 Just Jawing $25.95
111624 Dreams du Jour $18.95
111700 Thank You Kindly $13.95
111714 Wow Flowers $12.95
112955 Flores llamativas (Spanish Wow Flowers) $12.95
111600 Bella's Bloom $12.95
WORLD CARD MAKING DAY Promo: October 4 - 11
Enjoying 20 percent off a wide variety of fun and colorful Simply Sent Card Elements and easy-to-use Simply Sent card kits. (See pgs. 176-177 of the Fall-Winter catalog)
SPOOKY SPIDER DECOR ELEMENTS: Just in time for Halloween!
Make your home and Halloween projects spooktacular this year with the Spooky Spider Décor Elements! This fun self-adhesive vinyl image is just in time to help you get ready for Halloween, and is priced low so it won't break your candy budget. Decorate your candy jar to thrill the treaters, or adhere it above your door to scare off the tricksters. Whatever you do, you'll be a Halloween hit!
The exclusive Spooky Spider comes in three sizes and two colors and is designed to coordinate with our Ghostly Greetings Designer Series paper and our Chills & Thrills Rub-Ons from the Fall-Winter 2008 Idea Book & Catalog.
Click here for the sales flyer with product list and pricing. Only available until Oct. 31.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

September Stamp Class Projects

This month I held 2 stamp classes for my Japanese stamp club members. They made the following cards, all tuned in to the season. Designs were CASE-ed from
Stamp set: Thoroughly Thankful
Cardstock: Close to Cocoa(looks purple in the pic), Tangerine Tango (textured and smooth), Old Olive, So Saffron, Riding Hood Red
Ink: Basic Black, Close to Cocoa
Tools & Accessories: Chocolate Chip polytwill ribbon
Stamp Set: Sincere Salutations
Cardstock: Ruby Red, Naturals Ivory, Very Vanilla, Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Tools & Accessories: Chocolate Chip Gosgrain ribbon, Trio Flower punch
(Left pic: one student tried her hand at making a heart-shaped wreath and succeeded!!)

Stamp Set: Fresh Cuts
Cardstock: Mellow Moss, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
Ink: Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip
Tools & Accessories: Corner Rounder, Chocolate Chip wide satin ribbon, Dimensionals

Stamp Set: Wow Flowers
Cardstock: Garden Green, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
Ink: Garden Green, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black
Tools & Accessories: 1 3/8" Circle punch, 1 1/4" Circle punch

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Tried and True projects

Here are 2 projects I tried for the first time, after seeing it a gazillion times made by other stampers. I have to say they were easy, very novice-friendly, and only used very few materials (meaning you don't need to have 4 stamp sets, a dozen inks, and more tools than your husband keeps in the garage).

The tote to the right is based on the tote bags featured in On Stage, a SU! publication, from eons ago. There are other versions too I've found online, and I made this one after watching a video tutorial ona fellow stamper's blog. The tote is rather sturdy due to the use of Double Sided Designer Series Paper. It holds 5.5"x4.25" cards and envelopes. Handy isn't it? You can decorate it as much as you want or as little as you want.

One 12"x12" DSP to make the "tote bag," strips of cardstock and ribbon for the handles, and then embellish with various pieces of stamped images or cardstock and brads.

This nifty little box is an Explosion box, aptly named after the way it opens up. The message inside is optional, but it's a nice surprise once the contents of the box are emptied out.

One 7.5" square cardstock for the bottom, One 4.5" square DSP for the lid, and a few other pieces of cardstock or stamped images to embellish.
2 things you need to make good 3-D projects (non-card projects) are: Paper cutter w/ scoring, and Sticky strip adhesive. You can still make do without, but for the best quality, these tools are a must.


Does anybody watch the Style Network show "Clean House?" It's kind of like "Clean Sweep" on TLC (if you know that show) but with more comic characters. Anyway, I get into that mode when a new catalog comes along, and try to get rid of as many old stamp sets as I can possibly stand to do. So here are the poor cast outs... I hope I can find good homes for them...

Time Well Spent (set of 12) $12.00

Perfect Presentation (set of 11) $12.00

Polka Dots & Paisley (set of 6) $7.00

You're Neat (set of 4) $5.00

I also have a few 2008 Spring-Summer catalogs left over. These are originally $9.95 ea. I am selling them for $4.50 ea.
Contact me if you are interested in any of these items.

Monday, August 18, 2008

New Catalog season!

How exciting!!! The new 2008 Fall-Winter Idea Book & Catalog is beautiful! You have to see it, and you will have the chance to do so at my Open House next month. Stay tuned for details.

Current SU! Specials:

Never-Before-Seen Stamps, Never-Before-Seen Savings
(Aug 11-Sept 30)
Enjoy a 15% discount on select brand-new, die-cut stamp sets from the Fall-Winter 2008 Idea Book & Catalog--no additional purchase necessary!
Item # Pg Set Name Discounted price
111690 32 Snow Swirled $21.21
111586 55 It's a Stretch $20.36
111544 81 Putt Putt $21.21
111626 91 Eastern Blooms $18.66
111672 98 Pocket Silhouettes $16.11
111710 101 Upsy Daisy $16.11
111556 109 Under the Stars $25.46
111644 145 Heard from the Heart $19.51
111570 157 Contempo Alphabet $34.81

Starter Kit Promotion
(Aug 11-Oct 11)
Your Business, Your Choice: Becoming a Stampin' Up! demonstrator has never been easier! From August 11 through October 11, you can choose from three different Starter Kits* with three different focuses, depending on your interests--and each one is only $99!
Stamp-Focused Starter Kit
Fun & Fast Notes stamp set (p. 67), Whisper White card stock (8-1/2" x 11") (p. 163), Bold Brights card stock assortment (8-1/2" x 11") (p. 164), Basic Black Classic Stampin' Pad (p. 163),
SNAIL Adhesive (p. 191)
Scrapbook-Focused Starter Kit
Contempo Alphabet stamp set (p. 157), Simply Scrappin' Petal Party (p. 175), Pixie Pink Classic Stampin' Pad (p. 164)
Home Décor-Focused Starter Kit
Inspired by Nature stamp set (p. 100), Chocolate Classic Ff Décor Elements (See Décor Elements brochure), Medium Chocolate Long Stem Silhouettes Décor Elements (See Décor Elements brochure), Décor Elements Applicator (See Décor Elements brochure ), Kiwi Kiss Classic Stampin' Pad (p. 162)

*Each kit also includes the same business supplies that are found in the standard Starter Kit (the Home Décor-Focused Starter Kit also includes 25 Décor Elements brochures). While all items in the Starter Kits are recommended, a new demonstrator may substitute a like item of equal or lesser value.

If you want even more product, select our standard $199 Starter Kit during this promotion and get a stamp set of your choice from the catalog for free--up to a $41.95 value! There's never been a better time to join the Stampin' Up! family. Contact me to get started today!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Most recent updates!

Retired Lists
The current Spring-Summer 2008 Collection will be ending August 10th. And along with it there are many stamp sets and accessories that are retiring. If you have a favorite set that is retiring from the current catalog, make sure to order it now! Or it will be gone forever!
Stamp sets list.
Accessories List. (updated daily for availability)
Online catalog.

Current Specials
Retiring Accessories Discounted items. Some items are listed at 20% off!! They're going FAST. Get them while you can! Click here for discounted list.
Empty Punch Box Tin. Buy an empty Punch Box tin for just $3.95! This item is featured on the discount accessories list. See above for link to the webpage with more info.

New Catalog is coming!
The new Fall-Winter Idea Book & Catalog 2008 will be available on August 11th. Strange timing, but Stampin' Up has decided to extend the period for Fall-Winter into 2009 to fully enjoy the "winter" season. Some of you will be receiving a Sneak Peak pamphlet in your mail!

New Product Line! Decor Elements

I am happy to introduce to you a new Stampin’ Up! product line: Décor Elements. The Décor Elements product line is self-adhesive vinyl art for walls, mirrors, windows, or other hard, smooth surfaces. It is an extension of the Definitely Decorative home décor line, which is another way to express your creativity--just on a larger canvas than a card or scrapbook page! Décor Elements takes that same idea and uses a different medium to accomplish the same mission, making your home a beautiful representation of your style. And it’s inexpensive compared to painting, framing art, or buying new furniture! Decor Elements will be available with the new catalog launch. See the online brochure.

Important Dates to remember:
July 21 Discontinued accessories list available online. Items available only while supplies last.
Aug 7 Mother-Daughter Stamp Camp (Time TBA)
Aug 10 Last day for Spring-Summer Collection 2008.
Aug 11 First day for new Fall-Winter 2008 Idea Book & Catalog.
Aug ?? New Catalog Open House/Stamp Camp at my house! (date to be determined)

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

January Open House/Stamp Camp

January 26th Open House/Stamp Camp projects.
Stamps: Simply Said; CS: Real Red, Regal Rose, Whisper White; Inks: Real Red, Pretty in Pink; Tools& access.: Regal Rose gg ribbon (retired), scallop scissors (mine), Crop-o-dile, and take out box template (SU! demo website).
Stamp: Time Well Spent (hostess); CS: Regal Rose, Whisper White, Close to Cocoa, Purely Pomegranate, Pretty in Pink; Inks: Whisper White (craft), Purely Pomegranate, Close to Cocoa, Pretty in Pink, Basic Black; Tools&access.: Regal Rose (retired) and Whisper White gg ribbon; white paint marker (mine), circle punch (to help make tab), corner rounder, blender pens, Stampin' dimensions, and Berry Bliss DS dbl sided paper.
Stamps: Simplay Said; CS: Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Blush Blossom, Whisper White; Ink: Pretty in Pink; Tools&Access.: Circle Punch, silver eyelets, Crop-o-Dile.
Stamps: Embrace Life; So Many Sayings (retired); CS: Chocolate Chip, Groovy Guava, Wild Wasabi, Very Vanilla; Inks: Basic Black, Chocolate Chip, Wild Wasabi, Groovy Guava; Tools&Access.: Blender Pens, Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon (retired).

Stamps: Time Well Spent, Baroque Motifs, So Many Sayings (retired); CS: Real Red, Basic Black; Inks: Whisper White (craft), Basic Black; Tools&Access.: Three for You flower punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini clear rhinestone (mine), Red Gingham ribbon.
Stamps: Embrace Life; CS: Soft Sky, Blue Bayou, Whisper White; Inks: Basic Black, Soft Sky; Tools&Access.: Blender Pens, double slotted punch; Soft Sky dbl stitched ribbon, Soft Sky DS Prints paper.

New Year, New Stamps!

Have you seen it!? It's so beautiful! I'm talking about the new catalog, the 2008 Spring-Summer Collection! Be sure to check it out online, or contact me to receive one FREE by becoming a workshop hostess!!

So with the transition to a new collection of stamps comes what you all've been waiting for... My retired stamp sale!! It's already begun but I have a number of them remaining yet.

Quick Thinking $3

Wishing You the Best $4

Reverse Prints $4

So Very $7

I also still have catalogs from last year available and have reduced the price on the 06-07 IB&C to $1 each!! Who cares if you have one? Get one for a friend and hook them onto the world of Stampin'! [^v^]

2007 Fall-Winter Collection $52006-07 Idea Book and Catalog $1Another wonderful time of the stampin' year has arrived: Sale-A-Bration! That's right. The time to earn free stamps without even hosting a workshop! It begins Feb 1st and ends March 17th (St. Patrick's Day). Click on this link for info and this link to view the really cute stamps they're offering this year as freebies. If you're not inclined to spend $50 to get a free set, you might host a workshop afterall and get a free set for every $300 in orders you receive. Not difficult to do when your guests are trying to earn free sets too! The free set is in ADDITION to your normal hostess benefits!! Can't beat that!

Another heads-up in SU! news, the Ocassions Mini catalog will be out for March through end of May. This little cattie will feature some specially designed spring and summer stamps and accessories only available during this time frame. You should receive one in the mail just before March. If you aren't on my mailing list yet, let me know right away!!

Finally, if you're a procrastinator like I am, you may be interested in the widely advertised Valentine's Day Bundle special SU! is offering. It includes the Happy Heart Day stamp set, a spool of Real Red 5/8" grosgrain ribbon, a package of the Medium Cellophane Bags, and a spool of Regal Rose 5/8" grosgrain ribbon, the last item being free when you only pay $33.40 for the whole kit!

So if you weren't a stamp-a-holic before, all this opportunity for a stampin'-great time should definitely motivate you! Happy stampin'!