Thursday, December 31, 2009

Catalog Mailing information!

Happy New Year...a little early!

Stampin' Up! just let the demonstrators know that the mailings for the Occasions Mini catalog and Sale-a-Bration catalog are running behind schedule and will not be in your mailbox by the time that those sales begin. (January 5, 2010) So, if you would like me to email a copy of either catalog or both to you, please let me know and I will try. The Occasions Mini is a LARGE document so I didn't want to just send it out without your request!

Sale-a-Bration will start on January 5th and it's an exciting one this year! With each $50 merchandise purchase, you can choose one of four exclusive stamp sets or a 72 sheet 6 by 6 paper pack or a border punch!!! (The punch will be available to order in the 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalog.) But there's more....this year, you can also choose from a HUGE list of wood-mount sets from the Idea Book & Catalog valued at $15.95 and under!!!

The Occasions Mini is exciting because it's the first time that Stampin' Up! will be offering Clear-Mount sets!!!!

Stamp Clubs!

Stamp Clubs are now forming. As a member of my Stamp Club - you agree to purchase a minimum of $25 (before shipping & tax) per month in SU merchandise for six months. The Club will run from February 2010 - July 2010. Orders are due on the 15th of each month.

Why would you want to join?*This is a great way to build up your supplies gradually. Soon you will have a great collection of stamping product!*Everyone gets their turn to be the “hostess.” This means you collect HOSTESS BENEFITS! You’ll get at least one stamp set plus $15 in FREE product on your hostess month. (You could get a lot more!) *Just call in or email me your order by the 15th of each month. If its' your month to hostess, you can schedule an in home workshop (if your local)/a virtual workshop/or collect outside orders to boost your FREE merchandise.

*Since Stampin' Up! is going back to one catalog a year, you may already own the most current catalog. In place of that "premium" for club members, I am offering that you may choose any paper pack up to a value of $7.50 during the month that you are hostess.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Blogger's Challenge #131: Merry CHRISTmas!

It's been a little different Christmas for us this year. We are in the middle of a blizzard and church was cancelled. So strange to have the pastor at home! He recorded a service when the forecast was for a blizzard and dropped it off at the radio station. I am listening to church while the guy sharing church on the radio is sitting in the next room. (He refused to listen to himself...can't blame him for that, I guess!)

My stamping share has NO stamping at all! Can you believe it? You could add a hand-stamped sentiment tag with the receiver's name to fix that! I've shown it as a gift card holder, a little candy treat holder and for demonstrators, a fun way to hand out your business cards!

I made these using my Big Shot and the Bigz Petal Card die. Super super easy and quick to whip up! The DSP is the Christmas Cocoa specialty paper. It's only available for a few more days so let me know if you'd like to order quick before it unavailable!

I pray that all of you have a wonderful celebration of our Savior's birth today!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Blogger's Challenge #130: Sketch time!

Today's Blogger's Challenge was a sketch challenge. You may recognize the sketch because it's the same sketch I used last week!!! Lisa came up with a great one so it deserves two weeks of center stage!

This time, though, I turned the sketch:

This is the card that I came up with. I needed a sympathy card for a friend whose grandmother passed. This gave me an excuse to use some sneak peeks'll be seeing these in the upcoming Occasions mini! Need a copy of the new Occasions mini? Let me know!!

Thanks for looking and please take some time to see what the other players did with the sketch!!! Happy Friday!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Blogger's Challenge #129: Happy Birthday!

I combined my challenge with another challenge that I signed up with an online group that I'm in. I'm off to school for my favorite day of the week...FRIDAY!
Be sure to see what the other Blogger's Challenge did to celebrate birthdays!

Friday, December 04, 2009

Blogger's Challenge#128: Ornament or decoration

Today's post is here first, because I like to meet my challenges and second to show you that not all projects turn out beautifully.

I stamped with White Staz-on onto my clear glass ornament. I did pretty good, only smearing in a few places where I thought the next part of the process would disguise, so I continued.

I added Eggplant Envy ink refill to the inside and turned and turned the ornament until all was covered. Then, I sprinkled in some dazzling diamonds glitter. Then, I turned it upside-down to dry. Here's what I woke up to:

Half of it's covered and half looks NOT GOOD!!! But, I will try this again with some changes. I cannot control your comments but you do not have to leave any comments saying it looks good...I know it doesn't and I'm okay with that. I am posting in hopes that you will have suggestions on improving my technique for the next ornament that I do!