Tuesday, November 30, 2010


I am happy to announce that the quality problems Stampin' Up! was experiencing with the Fancy Flower and 2-1/2" Circle Punches have been resolved!  These punches will be available for ordering beginning tomorrow, December 1.

Thank you for your patience as we work through these quality issues!  I'll update you as soon as the quality issues with the 2-3/8" Scallop Circle and Ornament punches are resolved as well.

Don't forget that today is the LAST DAY to order from our Online Spectacular!  Don't miss out on the incredible discounts--up to 50% off--on your favorite current products.  Click here for details.

Today is also the LAST DAY to join my Stampin' Up! group and get $310 in in crafting and business supplies for only $87.50Click here for details.

Monday, November 29, 2010


Great news!  The wait is OVER!  The Watercolor Wonder Crayons are now available for purchase.  The new Watercolor Wonder Crayons were delayed due to a major relocation of our supplier, but we now have inventory and you can start ordering today!

There is a New Color Kit (#120949, $39.95) you can order if you already have the old Watercolor Wonder Crayon sets.  This kit includes new trays (4), inserts (4), and tins (4) as well as 17 new and previously unavailable color crayons:  Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Marina Mist, Baja Breeze, Pacific Point, Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Tangerine Tango, Wild Wasabi, River Rock, Rich Razzleberry, Soft Suede, Melon Mambo, Basic Gray.

If ordering complete sets (rather than just the new Color Kit), some of the color sleeves may feature old artwork on them. This does not affect the quality of the crayons; we simply need to deplete inventory of crayons with the old artwork before we use crayons featuring the new artwork.  Here is the ordering information for the new Watercolor Wonder Crayon sets:
  • Subtles (#119802, $16.95) 
  • Regals (#119803, $16.95)
  • Brights (#119804, $16.95)
  • Neutrals (#119805, $16.95)
Thanks for your patience!

Sunday, November 28, 2010


Our Online Spectacular ends in only 2 days on Tuesday, Nov. 30!  Don't miss out on the incredible discounts--up to 50% off--on your favorite current products, as well as qualifying for FREE SHIPPING with online orders of $150 or more!

  • My Digital Studio - 50% off!
  • Designer Fabric - 50% off! 
  • Select Big Shot Dies - 40% off!
  • Free shipping on online orders of $150 or more!
  • Bundles with Stamp sets, ribbons, embellishments & more!

or click the individual links below: 



Get over $310 in crafting and business supplies for only $87.50 when you purchase and customize either our Standard or Digital+ Starter Kits at 50% off the regular retail price of $175, and enjoy these great benefits as a Stampin’ Up!® demonstrator.  
  • Earn additional income while sharing creativity.
  • Take 30% off your first $150 Stampin' Up! product order (in first 45 days).
  • Save at least 20% on all orders.
  • Make new and lasting friendships.
  • Enjoy access to nearly unlimited creative ideas including video tutorials, our template library and a demo discussion/gallery board.
  • Receive a free subscription to an exclusive monthly magazine with lots of great ideas.
  • Receive two free months subscription to your own business website.
  • Opportunity to earn free products and incentive trips. 
  • Get all these benefits and discounts of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator with no obligation to sell
I would love to welcome YOU to my Stampin' Up! family!

There's no penalty to drop - you keep the kit and everything you purchased at a discount!  You'll enjoy full demonstrator privileges thru March 31, 2011.  To remain active beyond March 31, 2011, only $300 in product sales is required.  Click here for more information!


Friday, November 26, 2010

CHRISTMAS CARD CLASS #4, Vintage Poinsettia Bough Card...

Hope everyone is recovering well from their Thanksgiving dinner.  I didn't have much of a chance to recover as I have been shopping, shopping, shopping since midnight!  I was out all night and am taking a break before going out again.  I hope to make quite a dent in my shopping list today and scoop out lots of specials!  

This is another card from my Christmas Card #4 class.  It was a request from one of my downline. She saw a similar card in the swaps I brought back from the Baltimore Regionals and wanted to include it in our class. Unfortunately, there was no name on the card for credit.  The Deck the Halls Designer Series Paper and Bells & Boughs Stamp Set are both part of the Holiday Bundle promotion, so don't miss out on this 20% off deal.  See the details of this bundle below the recipe.

This card has a base cut to 4-1/4" x 11" and scored at 2.75" and 5.5".  The 2.75" score is valley fold and the 5.5" score is mountain fold.  For the coloring, I used Stampin' Pastels and a blender pen for a softer, more vintage feel followed by highlighting with the white Gel Pen.  Next I used the Color Spritzer on the focal image and the inside of the card.  Be sure to seal the pastels with a matte sealer or hairspray.  Also, I used shimmer Mist on the DSP and focal image, although it does not show much in the pictures.  Enjoy!

  • Stamp Sets – Bells & Boughs (W#120831 $19.95, C#121142 $14.95)
  • Card Stock – Naturals Ivory, Always Artichoke, Deck the Halls DSP
  • Ink – Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke Classic Ink, Markers and Pastels, White Signo Gel Pen
  • Ribbon – Always Artichoke 1/2" Seam Binding (#121000, $6.95) 
  • AccessoriesShimmer Mist made with Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint (#116806, $5.95) and  70% alcohol, Basic Pearls Jewels (# 119247, $4.95)
  • Tools – Color Spritzer Tool (#107066, $12.95), matte sealer
Vintage Christmas Card Bundle
  • Bells & Boughs Stamp Set
  • Deck the Halls DSP
Wood: #124067, $23.92
Clear: #124068, $19.92

Thursday, November 25, 2010


In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I wanted to express my gratitude to each and every one of you who take time to visit my blog.  I enjoy sharing some stamping inspiration with all of you and I hope you enjoy what I have to share!

I am truly thankful for and blessed to have wonderful family and friends as well as a great company to work for and all the amazing friends I have met through Stampin' Up!   I pray that you each have a Blessed Thanksgiving Day!

Enjoy this little project I threw together with some "pieces" I had hanging around!

  • Stamp Sets – French Foliage (W #120845 $19.95, C #121166 $14.95), Day of Gratitude  (W#120835 $26.95, C#121148 $18.95)
  • Card Stock – Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Very Vanilla
  • Ink – Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede Classic, Cajun Craze & Early Espresso Markers
  • Ribbon – Always Artichoke 1/2" Seam Binding (#121000, $6.95)
  • Punches – Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border (#119275, $15.95), Decorative Label (#120907, $16.95)
  • Accessories – Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430, $3.95), Shimmer Mist made with Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint (#116806, $5.95) and  70% alcohol

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


Because of unusually high demand for our Candy Cane Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper (available in the Holiday Mini, #120809), there is a possibility that we will deplete our inventory within the next week, and we will be unable to order more.

If you were interested in this adorable, glittery paper, please place your orders now before supplies are gone!  Once the Candy Cane Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper has sold out, we have other beautiful holiday alternatives you may want to consider: Jolly Holiday (#117159) and Deck the Halls (#120810).

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


Santa has brought us more new digital downloads with still more are on the way for the month of November! You don't have to have My Digital Studio to use our beautiful images, but since it is 50% off this week, it is the perfect time to grab your copy!   However, you can also purchase our digital images and download them in versions to use in any digital graphics/photo/scrapbooking software (ex. jpgs).  Get started on your digital projects today!

Check out the complete list of My Digital Studio download offerings in the Digital Crafting section of my Online Store.  Please contact me if you have any questions about My Digital Studio.  I will be happy to help you!

 Item Description Image  Price 
124330  Basic Pearls
and Rhinestones 
123961 Greeting Card Kids
Stamp Brush Set 
123966  A Cardinal Christmas
Stamp Brush Set
123967  Mistletoe
Stamp Brush Set 
123965  Seasonal Sentiments
Stamp Brush Set 


With both the FABULOUS 50% off Starter Kit offer and the Online Spectacular going on this week, I have received a few inquiries about how they could work together.  I thought I would answer the most common questions here in case anyone else is wondering.  For full information, click here.

Q.  Do I have to sell if I become a demonstrator?
A.  NO, you don't have to sell!  You can sign up just for the discount!  With Stampin’ Up! there is room for all kinds of demonstrators.  No matter what kind of demonstrator you choose to be, I’m here to help you get what YOU want from your Stampin’ Up! experience.

Q.  How much do I have to sell?
A.  Again, you don't have to sell!  Just place your own orders at a discount.  If you want to remain a demonstrator and continue to order with your discount, you need to submit orders of $300 (before your discount) each calendar quarter.  The first quarter you would have to meet the $300 is January/February/March 2011.  You would have 4-1/2 months to meet this.

Q.  What if I don't meet the minimum sales requirement?  Do I have to give my kit back?
A.  You'll receive an extra 30 days to make up the difference.  If you still have not met the minimum, you will simply no longer be a demonstrator.  You get to keep all the great products you received.  There are no penalties whatsoever.

Q.  Do I have to claim Stampin' Up! on my taxes if I am not selling?
A.  When making demonstrator orders, you are actually purchasing at the discounted price (at least 20% discount even on sale & Clearance Rack items).   If you are not selling product or holding classes and making money from someone, you cannot be taxed on it as you have no income to report.

Q.  Is there an annual fee?
A.  No - there is no annual fee.  Just the one-time purchase of starter kit at $87.50 (valid until November 30th).

Q.  Can I still get hostess benefits on my personals orders if I'm a demonstrator?
A.  YES!!!  If your order is $150 or more, you qualify for the same FREE stamp sets and merchandise as you do as a hostess! 

Q.  I want to get in on the great deals this week with the Online Spectacular!  Can I place an order right away?  Or do I have to wait for my kit to arrive?
You can start placing orders and taking advantage of those specials right away!  Plus, your first order of $150 or more qualifies for an extra 10% discount.  That means you can get those amazing deals at an amazing 30% discount….AND FREE shipping (thru Nov. 30)!!!   If you have $400 in orders in the same month, you will also get a 5% volume rebate making your discount even greater!  Get your wish list and Christmas shopping lists organized to take advantage of this bonus!  Even better - have an open house or get-together with your friends and family, so that they can do their Christmas shopping, too, while you earn 30% income!!! 

Q.  OK, it sounds great, but is all this really too good to be true???
Absolutely not!  You will get all this and more!  Only you can decide if this is the right choice for you.  But I can tell you that I love being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator!  It is so fun and rewarding!  My life has been so blessed by Stampin' Up! and all the friends I have met through Stampin' Up!

Have more questions???  Just contact me via email or phone (757-463-2714) and I'll answer them right away.   But don't wait too long...this special is only valid through November 30th!

Monday, November 22, 2010


During this one week only Online Spectacular, you can get incredible discounts--up to 50% off--saving big on dozens of your favorite current products, as well as qualifying for FREE SHIPPING with online orders of $150 or more!

  • My Digital Studio - 50% off!
  • Designer Fabric - 50% off! 
  • Select Big Shot Dies - 40% off!
  • Free shipping on online orders of $150 or more!
  • Bundles with Stamp sets, ribbons, brads & more!

or click the individual links below: 


Discounted Products
  • Discounted products (except My Digital Downloads) are available on all order types (customer, workshop, and online).
  • Discounted digital downloads are only available on online orders.
  • There is no minimum purchase required to participate in the discounted products promotion.
  • For product bundles, you must use the bundle item numbers provided.  Bundle discounts will not be applied if individual item numbers are used.
  • Additional products from current catalogs may be purchased on the same order.
  • Discounts range between 20% and 50%.
  • Deadline:  Tuesday, November 30, 2010; 11:50 PM (MT)
    Free Shipping
    • In order to receive free shipping, orders must be $150 or more before tax and shipping.
    • Free shipping is available for qualifying online orders only
    • Deadlines:  Tuesday, November 30, 2010; 11:50 PM (MT)
      Also, if ordering online, don't forget to check out the Clearance Rack items as many of the Christmas items listed in my Stock Up for Christmas post are still available at the Blitz prices!   Also, check out the Holiday Bundles for 20% off.  Your order can combine Online Spectacular specials, Holiday Bundles, Clearance Rack items and regular catalog products all on one order!  Don't miss out!

      You may order online or through me via email or phone.  If ordering online, please be sure to order THROUGH my direct website rather than the general Stampin' Up! site and choosing me at the end (which I still appreciate).  By doing so, you'll get lower preferred prices, a lower minimum shipping cost and hostess benefits/Stampin' Rewards for qualifying orders (FREE stamp set and $15 FREE merchandise with orders of $150 or more) plus this week you will get FREE shipping on your $150 order.

      If you have been inactive for a time, you may be timed out to the general Stampin' Up! site (meaning higher prices and shipping costs, no Stampin' Rewards) and that your shopping bag may be emptied.  Just come back and enter my site again from the beginning link here.

      Sunday, November 21, 2010

      CHRISTMAS CARD CLASS #4, Wish for Peace Window ...

      This is the second card from my Christmas Card #4 class. I did two versions. One with a four pane window where each square is 1-1/2" and one nine pane window with 1" squares.  Attendees could chose which version they preferred to make.  Which is your favorite?  This card was inspired by a swap from the Baltimore Regionals made by Marge Campbell.

      Be sure to check my blog tomorrow for details on our Online Spectacular!  There will be lots of specials up to 50% off and FREE shipping for online orders!  

      • Stamp Sets – A Wish for Peace (#111614, $16.95), Serene Snowflakes (#115438, $20.95)
      • Card Stock – Whisper White, Pacific Point
      • Ink – Bashful Blue Classic, Pacific Point Craft, Pacific Point & Daffodil Delight Stampin' Write Marker
      • Accessories – Ice Square Rhinestone Brads (#109113, $10.95), Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder (#109130, $4.75), Dazzling Diamonds (#102023, $4.50), 2-way Glue Pen
      • Tools – Big Shot, Scallop Northern Frost Die (#120901, $21.95), Mat & Paper Piercer, Sponge Daubers or Aquapainter

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