May 31, 2009
Scrapbooking Starter Kit Promotion
Dates: May 1-31, 2009
Schoolbook Serif Alphabet stamp set*
Simply Scrappin' Petal Party
Earth Elements Assorted textured card stock (12" x 12")
Whisper White Craft Stampin' Pad
*Substitutable for any stamp set up to $51.95 value.
Please note: Each of the products listed above may be substituted for like items. Please see the Scrapbooking Starter Kit Order Form for details.
The Scrapbooking Starter Kit also contains all the business supplies contained in the standard Starter Kit:
- Getting Started DVD
- Getting Started Guide
- Guest Invitation Postcard (100)
- Idea Book & Catalog (8)
- Occasions Mini Catalog (8)
- To My Hostess Envelope (10)
- Recruit Folders (5)
- Recruit Brochures (20)
- Hostess Brochure (20)
- Hostess Benefits Form (10)
- Customer Order Form (50)
- pay only $99 for the fabulous Scrapbooking Starter Kit promotion
- Pay no s/h on your Starter Kit
- Pay only 7% tax on your starter kit
- be able to preorder the new In Colours tomorrow
- be able to preorder some products for the new catty tomorrow
- be able to preorder some hostess sets from the new catty tomorrow
- Get an instant 30% on your first order placed after signing up
- a minimum 20% discount on all orders placed after your first order
- the same great benefits that workshop hostesses receie
- have an insider scoop on all new Stampin' Up information as it is released, including upcoming promotions and sales!
- Place an order starting June 1st and your new catty will be shipped to you in that parcel, customers will not have them until almost July 1st:(
**You can also receive all of these fabulous benefits on full Starter Kit as shown in the catalogue! Remember that all items shown can be substituted out for items of equal or lesser value!
May 29, 2009
May 27, 2009
May 26, 2009
May 24, 2009
Well, Joe will be five this week. I can't believe how fast life has gone since he arrived five years ago. Everyday is a miracle and I wouldn't trade motherhood for all the money in the world. On that gushy note, this is the invitation that Joe and I made for his party. He has decided to have all of the little boys in his preschool which means 14 boys age 5 and under! (yikes:)
May 23, 2009
Another project we worked on this month in my clubs was these Punch Books. I found the adorable Punch Art frog on someone else's blog, but the boys managed to delete my bookmarks somehow this week so I'm hunting for the creator:) For those of you who don't know what a punch is or what it's used for, I'll give you a brief explanation. All of the stamps, unless otherwise indicated, in the Stampin' Up catalogue are true to real life size. The punch books contains a sample of all of the punches in the catty (yes, I have them all!). When you are trying to decide what sentiment or image to stamp, but want to be sure it will fit first, this allows you to lay the punched shape over your stamp set in the catty to see what will fit. The covers of the Punch book were just the backing sheets from a package of DSP. We used the new jumbo 5/8" brads on the top to secure it. This allowed it to swing open much like paint sample booklet.
May 22, 2009
As I've mentioned in the past, I'm a grade 6/7 teacher to 27 AMAZING kids! We have our annual Coffee House evening coming up at our school at the end of May. Last year, just after I got started with cardmaking and Stampin' Up, I came up with a fundraiser for our Grade Seven's to do to help pay for their year end fieldtrip. We made cards in the classroom as part of our Art activities and then sold them on the evening of our Coffee House. It was a very successful event! Well, we are carrying on with it this year, and as my stamping skills have become more fine tuned, I've been able to teach my students some much more effective techniques. They've done an amazing job and have produced over 200 cards. (is anyone else seeing a fabulous way of mass producing swap cards? I think I might lose my job for that one:)
May 20, 2009
Technique Club this month was focused around Glossy Cardstock and some of the techniques that can be done using it. This was the first card that we did using a technique called "Ghosting". I was amazed at the difference in using a brayer on Glossy cardstock, it is so much easier.
- Stamp Glossy Cardstock with Background Stamp (I used the Sanded background in Always Artichoke)
- Stamp the image that you would like in the background ( I used the leaves from the Le Jardin Botanique set) using Versamark. *it's super hard to see so make sure to have a plan for your layout
- Using a Brayer, roll your ink over the entire piece of glossy CS (I used Mellow Moss)
May 19, 2009
May 18, 2009
I don't know about you... but when the In Colours Retired Last Year I was devastated. I had only learned about Stampin' Up in March and knew nothing of this upcoming tragedy. I was convinced that no matter what the new In Colours were that I would hate them. What could have possibly been as beautiful as.... wait... what were those colours again???? Teehee. That was exactly how I felt and I've started to feel it again recently. I know that I only have 7 weeks left of my favourite colour ever... Baja Breeze! But this time, I'm trusting that Stampin' Up will make equally wonderful decisions about the new In Colours and that I will fall quickly in love and forget all about Kiwi Kiss too. I've only got 15 more days until I get to see the new In Colours (one of the many benefits of being a demo:)
May 14, 2009
May 13, 2009
May 12, 2009
I'm a little embarassed to tell you where the inspiration for this card came from. I was so excited yesterday when I got home from school and came across the Mojo Monday Sketch. It was a very symmetrical design which is right up my alley. Anyway, I started working on my card, feeling very proud of myself for getting on top of it this time. Well, as any of you who saw the actual sketch would know, this looks nothing like it. I couldn't make my floral image work with an image on either side of it so I gave up and just finished the card the way that I wanted it! Oh well, there's always next Monday:) If you're looking at the stamps on this card and wondering where to find them, these are on Stampin' Up's dormant list right now. This means that you can order them, but they are not in the catalogue.
First of all, I wanted to share with you my Mother's Day surprise. We went away for the weekend to the Okanagan, and when I arrived home these were waiting for me! This is yet another stunning arrangement made at Posy, one of my downline, Kristin Ames, floral store. The three women there are incredibly talented, and I have yet to see another store that even comes close when it comes to the originality of designs and quality of the flowers! My hubby loves that he can just go in there and basically tell them to go crazy and make me something I'll love.
May 10, 2009
May 09, 2009
Well, considering everything that I've worked on in the past few days can't be posted yet (I don't want tho give away this month's club projects just yet:), I thought that it was time for another "Cruise Promotion". For those of you who have no idea what I'm talking about, I've been trying very hard to earn Stampin' Up's Incentive Cruise and I'm close... so close. I have seven and a half weeks left to sell another $8300. I know that sounds like a lot, but I think that I can do it. In appreciation to all of my wonderful customers who have supported me this year, I am offering them some fabulous specials leading up to my June 30th deadline. These offers can only be taken advantage of my ordering directly through me. This time I'm giving away RIBBONS! For every $60 spent, you can choose up to $13.25 in ribbons from pages 178/179 of the catty. You can make up this $13.25 in whatever manner you choose... for example you could choose 2 of the 1/4" in grosgrain or one of the 5/8" Striped Grosgrain Ribbons! If it were me I'd start to stock up on my In Colour items as once the Retirement List is announced on June 1st, these items sell out before the current catty even retires! I will continue this special from today until May 18th! Don't forget to tell your friends about this deal, and remember it is only being offered through me! Combine this with SU's current DSP Deal and you've got one killer sale!
May 05, 2009
May 03, 2009
There are only two spaces left for my Flip Book Class on Saturday May 24th! Don't miss out. RSVP quickly if this is a class you were hoping to attend! Here are some samples from the Masculine Flip Book. Check my blog post here for more details.
Well, I'm awfully excited about posting the winner of April's Give-a-way. Do you ever just have a funny feeling in your stomach about something? Back when Sale-a-bration was on and I was ordering some of my bonus stamp sets I actually thought about one of my customers who has children in a French Immersion school program. In the past we have had to look for stamp sets for her that are in French as I had never thought to order them as part of my free stuff before. This time something made me order this set in both English and French... on that note.... Kerith Paterson, you are the winner this month and you can choose either English or French of this particular stamp set:)
May 02, 2009
You are going to be overcome with masculine cards in the next few days... I have my brother-in-law's birthday today, my brother's birthday tomorrow, and my husband's birthday the following day... and no, I'm not making that up! When I looked the Occasions Mini, I noticed the stamp set "And Many Mower" right away. As I mentioned in a previous post, it reminded me of my dad. Now, I'm really not the cartoony type, but I decided to give one a "go". I'm addicted! They are so much fun to watercolour with. Besides that, my sister and her hubby bought their first detached home just over a year ago, and along with the wonders of space came the joy of mowing the lawn:)
May 01, 2009
Buy three packs of Designer Series paper (including our Specialty Designer Series paper) or 12" x 12" textured card stock, and get a fourth one FREE!
You can incorporate this special into any of my other specials as this is a direct deal from Stampin' Up! This promotion is on from today until May 31st! Don't miss out!