Wednesday, November 2, 2011

It's Good To Be The Hostess Promotion

Have you heard... From November 1-December 15, 201, hostesses will receive an additional $35 in free Stampin' Up! products when they hold a workshop totaling $350 or more (excluding tax and shipping)! This is in addition to all the other benefits they already get as a Stampin' Up! hostess. See Promotion Flyer!

Things to Remember:
  • If you don't have time for a party this offer is good for customer orders as well.  Get a few friends together and place an order! Online orders do not qualify for this promotion. Call me and I will be happy to help!
  • Orders must be $350 or more to qualify.
  • Orders larger than $350 are not eligible for additional hostess free merchandise dollars. For example, a $700 workshop does not receive $70 in additional dollars. All orders over $350 always receive $35 in additional free hostess dollars.
  • Hostesses may use their additional $35 in free merchandise on any catalog/mini catalog products.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Clearance Rack!!!!

Have you checked out Stampin' Up!'s Clearance Rack?  It has been recently updated. 
  • Items start at $1.99!
  • Punches start at $4.99!
  • And nothing is over $15.99!
Christmas is around the corner.  These items would make great gifts for the crafters in your life.  Or better yet, treat yourself and do it on a budget!

Click the link to get started.

Dates: October 1-31, 2011

Promotion Details: The Big Shot is a big deal! And during October, any new recruit who signs up during the promotion period will receive a Sizzix Big Shot Machine or $100 in Stampin' Up! products of their choice from any of our current catalogs.
Things to Note:
·         New recruits who use the online IDA will be given access to the Promotional Product Bonus order type in OEX approximately one hour after they complete their online IDA (they will be provided a link to OEX for this redemption via e-mail). In this order type, they will either enter the item number for the Big Shot (item 113439) or the item numbers for up to $100 in Stampin' Up! products. Products can be chosen from any current catalog and shipping is free!
  • New Recruits should ensure that their free total comes as close as possible to $100 without going over since the Promotional Product Bonus order type will not allow items beyond $100 to be added to the order.
  • Those who mail in their IDAs can simply list the items they want for free on their accompanying order form.
  • New recruits will have until November 30, 2011, to redeem their product bonus.
Starter Kit
·         New recruits may purchase the standard or Digital+ Starter Kit, and may add the Stampin' Memories, Definitely Decorative, or My Digital Studio Software Add-On for the regular add-on price.
  • New recruits may substitute a Textured Impressions Embossing Folder ($7.95 or less; see pages 218-219) for the Always Bird D├ęcor Elements (p. 233) that comes standard in the Starter Kit.
  • New recruits who join Stampin' Up! during this promotion are still eligible for any programs available to a new recruit, including but not limited to the Extra 10% Instant Income offer, Stampin' Start, and the opportunity to purchase a Business Booster Kit.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Out On A Limb For Halloween

Cat Card: Out On A Limb Stamp Set, Grateful Greetings Stamp Set, Whisper White CS, Pumpkin Pie CS, Basic Black CS, Basic Gray CS, Spider Web Embossing Folder, Scallop Squares Duo Die, 3/8” Wisteria Wonder Ruffled Ribbon, White Baker’s Twine, Extra-Large Tag Punch, Large Tag Punch, Eyelet, More Mustard Classic Ink, Basic Black Classic Ink, and Wisteria Wonder Classic Ink 

Witch Card: Out On A Limb Stamp Set,  Grateful Greetings Stamp Set, Whisper White CS, Wisteria Wonder CS, Basic Black CS, Basic Gray CS, 2-1/2” Circle Punch, More Mustard Classic Ink, Basic Black Classic Ink, and Wisteria Wonder Classic Ink, and 3/8” Wisteria Wonder Ruffled Ribbon

Monday, July 11, 2011

Open House Make-And-Take Cards

A special thanks to all the ladies who attended my Open House.  I truly enjoyed creating and stamping with all of you.  I hope you had as much fun as I did!  Be on the lookout for Stamp Camp dates in August and September!  Hope to see you then. 

New Stamps and New Colors!

Hostess Set from the 2011 Summer Mini - Love & Care
Colors - Chocolate Chip, Pool Party (new in-color), and Island Indigo (new in-color)
Ribbon - NEW 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon in Chocolate Chip

Hostess Set from the 2011-2012 IB&C - Faith in Nature
Colors - Early Expresso, Whisper White, and Calypso Coral (new in-color)

New Set from the 2011-2012 IB&C - Delicate Doilies
Colors - Whisper White and Pumpkin Pie
New DSP -Flirtatious Speciality #122360

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

New Idea Book & Catalog Open House

It's an Open House!!!!  Help me kick off the New Idea Book and Catalog (IB&C) for 2011- 2012 on Friday, July 8th, from 12:00pm til 5:00pm.  Stay for an hour or all five!!!! Contact me to reserve your catalog. 

46660 Robert Leon Drive
Lexington Park, MD 20653
301-862-4729 (home)
240-561-5372 (cell) (email) (SU! site)

WHY come?

·         There will be three make-and-take projects! You can stay all afternoon or pop in when it is convenient for you.  Kids are welcome!  Craft projects will be available for them to partake in. 

·         NEW IB&C 2011-2012 will be available for $5.00 ($4.95 off)!!

·         Bring a friend and receive your NEW IB&C 2011-2012 for FREE!!!

·         Make a purchase during the Open House and I will pay the shipping (10%) and tax (6%)!!!!

Make-and-Take Sneak Peek! (Faux Mother of Pearl Technique)

Stamp Camp Cards

I thought I would share with you cards that my Stamp Camp ladies created during the May and June Stamp Camps.  Thank you ladies for making my Stamp Camps such a pleasure to host.  Love you all!

Masculine May's Manly Thank You Card

Masculine May's Dear Father Card

Masculine May's Father's Day Easel Card

Punch Art Thinking of You Card

Bold Blossom Thank You Card
Punch Art 4 You Flower Card

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Upcoming Stamp Camps

Do you really want to see the products demonstrated but don’t have time to host? Then stop by one of the two STAMP CAMPS I will be hosting. They are three hour events with three make-and-take projects. And, as always, they are free. I hope you can work at least one into your schedule. You are welcome to attend BOTH of them! Bring a friend and receive a free SU! product from me. Call or email me to reserve your spot(s).

Stamp Camp Dates
• Saturday, May 21st, from 10:00am – 1:00pm Theme – Masculine May (We will be making cards with male recipients in mind.)

• Sunday June 12th, from 2:00pm – 5:00pm Theme – Punch Party (We will be making cards showcasing the versatility of SU! punches.)

Masculine May Contest Entries

Bexx Pyne - Lexington Park, MD

Carolyn Price - Lexington Park, MD

Masculine May Contest

It's contest time!!! To all the ladies on my mailing list: all you have to do is create a project (a card, a scrapbook page, or a 3-D project) incorporating the products I have given you. You must use at least one of the three postage stamp pieces of cardstock. You must also use the baker’s twine and the piece of Nautical Expedition DSP you have been given. You must use a part of these products but not necessarily the entire product I have given. For example, you may only need a 2x2 square of the DSP for your card. You may add any other embellishments you need to complete your project. You MAY use non-SU! products. You can use any tools (paper piercer, punch, crimper, etc.) to complete your project. All I ask is that you submit original work.

After you create your project email me a picture of it. I will post the picture on my blog site for everyone to enjoy. I will post contest entries as they come in. I will give you credit for your work by including your name and hometown under the picture of your work. On May 31st I will draw a name from those who have participated and that stamper will win a Classic Stampin’ Pad (any color).

What do you have to lose? Nothing! Everyone will finish this contest with a newly completely project to share. One lucky stamper will get a Classic Stampin’ Pad of their choosing for FREE.

Not on my mailing list and want to be, email me at

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Create a Cupcake Birthday Set

My goal was to create birthday cards that could be sent to my male friends as well as my female friends. I guess this is as non-frilly as I can get. :-)
Supplies Used

Stamp Set: Create a Cupcake
Colors: Whisper White, Marina Mist, and Cherry Cobbler
Punches: Build a Cupcake, Modern Label, Dotted Scallop Ribbon, 2 3/8" Scallop Circle, and 1 3/4" Circle, Real Red Brad
Embellishments: Bitty Buttons, 1/8" Marina Mist Taffeta Ribbon, Hodgepodge Hardware, and Thread

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Because I Care - Stamp Camp Card

I just love the simplicity of this card!
Stamp Sets - Because I Care(hostess), Tiny Tags (#118091)
Paper- Pretty in Pink cardstock, Lap of Luxery DSP (#120436), Basic Gray cardstock, Very Vanilla cardstock
Ink - Basic Gray, Pretty in Pink
Ribbon - 5/8" Basic Gray Satin Ribbon
Bigz Dies - Two Tags (#115954)
Punch - 1 3/8" Circle Large (#44)
and last - Antique Brads (#117273) - one of my all-time favorite embellishments!!

Just For You - Tissue Paper Technique

Stamp Set - Just Believe (#116948)
Paper - Garden Green textured cardstock, Rose Red textured cardstock, Whisper White cardstock
Ink - Graden Green, Rose Red
Ribbon - 1/2" Rose Red Seam Binding Ribbon
Punch - Large Oval (#42), Scallop Oval Extra-Large (#19)
Other SU! material - Linen Thread, Cherry Cobbler Designer Button
Others - white tissue paper

Tissue Techique -
I first stamped the large floral image, from the Just Believe stamp set, on whisper white cardstock. Then I applied 2-way glue to the edges of the cardstock and around the image. (I tried not to touch the inked image for fear of smearing the image.) I then careful placed a piece of white tissue paper over the cardstock smoothing out the paper as I layed it down. I used a piece of tissue paper a little large than the cardstock. I did not measure because I found it is easier to trim the tissue paper off rather than cut the paper to exact measurements without tearing it. I then stamped an image on top of the tissue paper with Graden Green. I love the effect! Hope you like it too.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Happy Easter Blossoms - Stamp Camp

Stamp Set - Easter Blossoms (#121905)
Paper - Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Baja Breeze
Ink - Soft Suede and Baja Breeze
Ribbon - 1/2" Baja Breeze Seam Binding Ribbon
Punch - Decorative Label (#120907)
Embosslits - Beautiful Wings
Jewels - Basic Pearls

Scrunch Technique -
To scrunch up the ribbon:
1. Fray one of the ends of the ribbon.
2. Find a piece of thread traveling lengthwise down the ribbon.
3. Now pull. Adjust the scrunched part you are creating, as you pull, pushing the ribbon along to get the desired affect.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Occasions Mini 2011 Challenge - Entries

And the winner is... Carolyn Price! Carolyn has chosen the Sale-A-Bration set Happy Together (#123891). Well, actually, it is a set from the Idea Book and Catalog that SU! allows you pick in lieu of a one in the Sale-A-Bration brochure. Many Congrats!!!! Thank you ladies for partipating and sharing. Stayed tuned for more challenges to come!

Bexx Pyne

Lexington Park, MD

Amanda Brelage

Lexington Park, MD

Carolyn Price

Lexington Park, MD

Carol Trent

Lexington Park, MD

Cassie Summers

Fredericksburg, VA

Stella Banks

Mechanicsville, MD

Jaime Canter

Piney Point, MD

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Occasions Mini Catalog 2011 Challenge

The challenge is underway! Everyone on my mailing list has received (or should soon) my Occasions Mini Catalog Flyer. I have given you a challenge. Will you accept? Well, you have nothing to lose.

All you have to do is create a paper project incorporating the three products I gave you. You must use all three items (Springtime Vintage DS Paper, Pear Pizzazz 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon, and the Springtime Vintage Button). You do not necessarily have to use all of the product. You may add any additional paper, ribbon, buttons, etc. to your projects. You can use any stamp sets and other craft tools you need to complete your work of art. You may use non-SU! materials.

All I ask is that you submit your own original work.

After you have created your project email me a photo ( I will post it below giving you credit for your work. On January 25th I will draw a name from those who have participated and that stamper will earn a SAB product from me. The winner gets to pick whatever they want from the SAB catalog.

Easy, right??? So get stamping!