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Saturday, January 26, 2008

Valentine Stamp Camp

Today is my Mom & Me Valentine Stamp Camp and my regular Valentine Stamp Camp. I'm excited for both of them and am sure everyone will love the projects. I've already shared the Mom & Me samples, so here are the projects for the regular camp.

The difference between the two camps is that the regular camp is making chocolate nugget tins instead of Cupid Soup, making 4 love notes instead of 2, and receiving a whole pack of Bali Breeze Designer Paper.

The nugget tins are from Specialty Bottle. The tins themselves are pretty cheap at $0.80 a piece, but it's the shipping that hits you! I paid around $13-14 in shipping for 25 tins. The company has so many different types of tins and bottles. Lots of fun items to be altered.

Thursday, January 24, 2008


February 1 - March 17, 2008

It's almost that time of the year. Sale-a-Bration!!!! I know many of you look forward to this every year. For those of you who are new to Stampin' Up!, Sale-a-Bration (SAB) is one of the happiest times of the stampin' year. Why? Because each year during SAB, SU! puts out a special mini catalog with 6 stamp sets or other products that you can earn for FREE! If you're on my mailing list, you should have received or will receive a SAB catalog very soon.

Customers, with each $50 purchase (before shipping and tax), you can choose one of the special items for free. This year, you can choose from 5 fantastic stamp sets or a special pack of rub-ons. Spend $100, choose 2 sets, and so on! There is no limit---with each $50 purchase, pick a SAB gift!

Hostesses can choose a free SAB item with every $300 in net sales. Sales of $600, earn 2 sets!

New recruits who sign up during SAB, can choose any stamp set from the Spring/Summer Collection 2008 absolutely free. If you would like some information on being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, check out my FAQ about Being a Demo underneath Special Download Forms in the right hand column. Feel free to contact me with any questions!

Beginning February 1, you can view the SAB catalog by clicking here!

February Card Kit of the Month

I kicked off the Card Kit of the Month this month and have had a pretty good response, so I want to share with you February's Card Kit.

Do you love having cardstock pre-cut for you? Then this is for you! Stay tuned to the Monthly Card Kit Program to receive crisp, new ideas that are sure to inspire your creativity.

Cost: $15

  • Includes all the consumable supplies needed to make 12 cards.

  • Shown is just 1 example of a card you can make with your kit. Receive 3 additional full color samples for "alternative" cards you can make with the contents of your kit!

  • In addition, you'll receive detailed, step by step instructions on how to complete each of the 4 card designs.

Orders for the Card Kits must be received by February 15th. You will receive your kits by the end of the month.

Already have the ink pads and stamp set needed to make the cards in this kit? Just buy the Card Kit! Don't have some (or any) of these items? See the "Add-on Products" list to pick out and order what you need to complete the cards. Just want the Card Kit to make your own designs? Go for it!

Special Offer for February! Purchase the Card Kit and receive the Coordinating Set at "Catalog Price" which is 17% off.

Please Note: I am glad to ship kits directly to you! If the kit needs to be shipped, there will be an extra $3 shipping charge.

This month's featured set is: Big Flowers
You can find the set on page 95 of the Spring/Summer Collection

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February 2008 Card Kit

The Card Kit ($15) Includes:

· 12 Pieces of 5 ½" x 8 1/2" Barely Banana Cardstock
· 12 Pieces of 5 ½" x 2 ½" Cameo Coral Cardstock
· 12 Pieces of 5 ½" x ½" Garden Green Cardstock
· 12 Pieces of 3" x 3" Certainly Celery Cardstock
· 12 Pieces of 2 ¼" x 2 ¼" Rose Red Cardstock
· 24 Pieces of 2" x 2" Whisper White Cardstock
· 12 - 5" Pieces of Certainly Celery Grosgrain Ribbon
· 12 - Whisper White Medium Envelopes
· Step by Step Instructions to complete 4 different card designs using the kit pieces

Add-on Products:
· Cameo Coral Classic Ink Pad ($5.25*)
· Barely Banana Classic Ink Pad ($5.25*)
· Regal Rose Stampin' Write Marker ($3.25*)
· Garden Green Stampin' Write Marker ($3.25*)
· Rose Red Stampin' Write Marker ($3.25*)
· Barely Banana Stampin' Write Marker ($3.25*)
· White Gel Pen ($3.95*)
· Scallop Circle Punch ($15.95*)
· 1 ¼" Cirlce Punch ($15.95*)
· Big Flowers ($30.95 total---no ship/tax) with the purchase of the Card Kit

*plus shipping and tax

Other Optional Purchases:
· Stampin' Dimensionals: for raising images for a 3-D effect

Contact me today to order your Card Kit and see how quick and easy card making can be right in the comforts of your home.

Upcoming Kits:

March-- All in the Family

April--(Baby theme) Nursery Necessities

May-- Just B

June-- Stitched Exotics

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Blog Candy #1

I meant to do this when my counter hit 500, but I think that was around Christmas and I just never got around to it.

So, what is Blog Candy? It's a little gift from me to you for visiting my blog.

Who gets Blog Candy? A person who enters the Blog Candy "contest" and gets picked at random. This means I pull a name from a basket.

How do you enter? Leave a comment to this post telling me your favorite project from my blog. Click on Comments at the bottom of the post.

What do you get? I have a new, unopened package of Natural Hemp Twine and set of 4 fantastic cards made by yours truly!

The deadline for entering this blog candy contest is 9:00 PM Sunday, January 27. I will post the winner by the following morning. Good luck!

Typos & Recipe Swap Samples

Well, I have decided that it's really not a good idea to post to my blog or website past midnight anymore. If you have checked either of these in the last couple of days, you may have seen some discrepancies in my last couple of posts. Everything is updated with current information now, so be sure to re-read any posts that were of interest to you. Thanks, Kymm, for bringing this to my attention!

I just love how the Voila! Recipe Album turned out. I have never stamped on a linen album before and was a bit hesitant to try it. But, everything worked out and I am happy with the finished product. I mentioned that I would post some samples of Recipe swaps. These samples are from a swap that I participated in with some demo friends a long time ago. Pretty much all of the stamps you see are retired now, but I want to give you an idea of how to do the swaps.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Voila! Recipe Book

Here is the sample for my Voila! Recipe Book Class. The class fee of $35 includes your a 6x6 ring album (you choose color--Natural, Red, Moss, or Navy) and a set of page protectors. You will have room for up to 60 recipes. If you want to stamp on the front of your album like I did, I do not recommend getting the Navy album. My color scheme is Real Red, Always Artichoke, and Creamy Caramel. You can choose different colors for your album.

You may also add any or all of the following stamp sets to your class fee at "catalog price." That means you don't pay shipping or tax on the sets--saving you 17%!
From the Kitchen Of $27.95, Voila $23.95, and Voila to Go $15.95

We will make 6 dividers using the From the Kitchen Of stamp set and the round tab punch.

Date: Monday, February 18
Time: 6:30 PM
Cost: $35
RSVP and Payment: February 5

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Class Samples

Okay, I know I said class samples would be up on Thursday, but I had camera problems. I couldn't find my camera!

Here are the samples for my February Stamp-a-Stack on Saturday, February 9 at 11:00 AM. Make 2 of these 5 designs for only $15. Envelopes are included. RSVP by February 4.

Here are the samples for my Mom & Me Valentine Stamp Camp. This class is Saturday, January 26 at 10:00 am. Cost is $15 per adult/child pair. Add additional child for only $10 more. Ages 4 and up. RSVP by Tuesday, January 22. You will make one valentine mailbox, 2 3x3 love notes, 2 sucker holders, and one Cupid Soup.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Ribbon Jars

Do you have scraps of ribbon laying around? Can you even find the baggy that you put them in? Well, I have a quick and easy project for you--a ribbon jar! Isn't this cute? It's perfect for displaying on a shelf. I'm going to make another one to put my punched out punches in.

Can you see the yummy new, striped ribbon in the jar? My spools just arrived yesterday and the ribbon is fantastic! I made these ribbon jars for my Clubbers. Club #1 just started a new round last night and I like to make them a little something at the beginning of each round.

Project Supplies:

Cardstock: Chocolate Chip (2 1/8 x 3 5/8"), Very Vanilla (1 7/8" x 3 3/8")
Ink: Purely Pomegranate, Chocolate Chip, Versamark
Stamps: r monogram, Rough Edges Alphabet
Accessories: 1 Quart wide-mouthed mason jar (I found a box of 12 for only $10 at Odd Lots), Clear Embossing Powder, Heating Tool, 1/8" hand punch, Linen Thread (@7"), any type of ribbon to tie around the top (@20"), Pretty in Pink, Very Vanilla, and Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Where in the World Could the Class Samples Be?

I know some of you are probably wondering what ever happened to me posting the pictures of my upcoming class samples? Well, I was waiting on my new catalog order for some new stuff to use for these classes, and forgot to expedite shipping. Which means that my new stuff won't be here until Monday! So, I hope to have everything ready by Wednesday or Thursday. Check back here for samples of my Mom & Me Valentine Stamp Camp, regular Valentine Stamp Camp, Voila! Recipe Book, and February Stamp-a-Stack samples.

Were you waiting to see pictures before RSVPing for a class? I will extend the RSVP dates for the Valentine Stamp Camps to Saturday, the 19th. That gives you some time to decide and still gives me enough time to prepare for the classes.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Baby Shower Ensemble

Okay, I am such a slacker! I haven't posted anything in a long time. I am taking 4 online computer classes at Sinclair this quarter and have been working on homework and other stuff for my classes. I will take 3 more courses next quarter, and will be able to re-certify my teaching certificate. My hope is to get a job at a virtual academy so that I can still stay home with Kyle.

Back to stamping! I threw my sister-in-law a baby shower last weekend. We had a small turnout, but it sure was fun planning! I stamped matching invitations and thank you notes to start. Then I wanted to carry over the lion theme to my games. As many of you know, I am addicted to the Scallop Punch and poking the little holes in each scallop. So, I punched and pierced all the little scallops for the 2-4-6-8 party favor boxes, too! If you've never made a 2-4-6-8 box, you're in for a treat. They are so easy to make and can be used for so many occasions. Here are the directions:

Start with a half sheet of cardstock (8 1/2 x 5 1/5). Score long ways at 2", 4", 6", & 8". Turn the paper and score at 2". You now have 4 tall boxes with 4 short boxes below. You have a skinny tab that is divided into two sections--one tall, one short. Use scissors to cut the lines of the 4 short boxes--stop when you get to the perpendicular line of the tall boxes. Now, cut off the small, skinny section. You are left with a skinny tab--cut each end at an angle. Fold on all scored lines. Apply strong adhesive (if you're doing this for a very special occasion or making these way ahead of time, I recommend using our Sticky Strip) on each of the small boxes and along the tab. Fold up small boxes to make the bottom of your box and insert the tab inside to close it. You can push in the sides of the box and close it at the top with ribbon like I did or just keep it open. Add a handle with ribbon.

So, after making the party favors, I decided to add more of those cute little scalloped circles to the basket I bought for "tray game." This is the game where you put a whole bunch of baby items in a tray or basket for people to look at and try to remember what they saw. The basket and its contents go to the Mama to Be, of course. I ran these scallops through my laminator and attached them to the basket with Mini Glue Dots. But, I didn't stop there! Have you ever played the Baby Food game--where everyone looks at jars of baby food without labels and guesses what is inside? Well, I just don't like the idea of not having labels on the food, so I cut strips of Designer paper to cover the labels. And, I added scalloped circles on the tops. Can you say obsessed?! After all that, I decided it was best to just STOP. I do think everything turned out really cute, though!

• Wild About You
• Short & Sweet

• Soft Sky and So Saffron Designer Paper
• Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Whisper White

• Close To Cocoa
• Chocolate Chip
• Soft Sky
• River Rock Classic ink refill

Stampin’ Up! Accessories
• Soft Sky double stitched ribbon
• Certainly Celery wide grosgrain
• Scallop Punch
• 1 3/8 and 1 1/4" circle punches
• Mat Kit

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

The Spring Summer 2008 Collection is Here

Woohoo! It's official -- the Spring Summer 2008 Collection Catalog is available online and you can start placing orders! What should be at the top of your list? The Valentine's Day bundle, of course! It's a terrific little pack of products that will help you make some great projects for Valentine's Day!

Valentine's Day Bundle

January 2 - January 31, 2008

January is a sweet time at Stampin' Up! In addition to a brand-new catalog full of stamping and crafting treats, we have two special offers we know you'll love.

Make quick and cute Valentine projects for your loved ones using our exclusive Valentine's Day Bundle and receive a free spool of Regal Rose 5/8" grosgrain ribbon.

Hold a workshop of $350 or more and choose any one stamp set from our Spring-Summer Preview Brochure 2008 FREE (up to a $29.95 value!)!

So don't wait -- start filling out your wish list and contact me at 937-865-0660 or to schedule your party or place your order!