Friday, December 26, 2008
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Stampin' Up! Retired List 12/08
10% off list
Please see attached list showing the retired and dormant sets for the Fall/ Winter Idea book. For the first time ever - some of the sets are at 10% off - Stampin'Up! has never done this on their retired sets. Also - Free shipping on orders over $70- see announcement bleow
Our gift to you, FREE SHIPPING!
From December 9 through December 23, all workshop, customer, and demonstrator orders of $70 or more will receive free shipping. (Not available for supply orders.) You will not need to do anything special to receive free shipping; OEX will automatically calculate free shipping for qualifying orders.
If you order to me by the 15th and use a c/c - you will still receive your stamps by Christmas !!!
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Monday, December 1, 2008
Our Sale-A-Bration promotion gives reason for everyone to celebrate!
Customers: Receive a free Sale-A-Bration product for every $50 purchase.
Hostesses: Receive a free Sale-A-Bration product with a $300 or more workshop, in addition to the normal hostess benefits.
Recruits: Choose any retail stamp set (a value up to $47.95) from the current catalog when signing up during the promotion.
Friday, November 28, 2008
I used a Stampin' Up! jumbo wheel for the background, Stampin' Up! patterned paper for the presents, Riding Hood Red and Basic Black cardstock, my Cricut Beyond Birthdays and one other cartridge I can't remember..
This turned out pretty darn cute, I must say. Who would have thought that my husband would have sent me to the basement to craft today? :)
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Up to 50% off of these sets today through Sunday ONLY! Click here to see the sale!
Some items are limited quantity. I recommend ordering online at www.stampinrubber.stampinup.net
Click on SHOP NOW and select your bundle!
Saturday, November 1, 2008
The Stampin' Up! corporate offices go all the way on Halloween. Check out Kristina Werner's blog below for photos and a video. The video shows the marketing department re-enacting Michael Jackson's Thriller, which I love. I've always wanted to be in that dance.
Check out the "stick person" costume. Very creative!
What goes on at Stampin' Up!'s corporate office on Halloween?
Thursday, October 2, 2008
To celebrate Stampin' Up!'s 20th birthday....
(Click on the link for the PDF)
Dates: October 1-31, 2008
Spend $20 in regular catalog merchandise and qualify to purchase any preselected birthday/celebration stamp sets at 20 percent off.
Click HERE for images
|Item #||Page #||Description||Retail Price||20% Off Price|
|109439||62||Big Bold Birthday||$27.95||$22.36|
|112895||62||Cumpleaños genial y divertido (Spanish Big Bold Birthday)*||$27.95||$22.36|
|111618||64||Crazy for Cupcakes*||$23.95||$19.16|
|111546||65||Simple Birthday Thanks*||$17.95||$14.36|
|111702||65||Time to Party*||$16.95||$13.56|
|108559||68||Crab & Company||$27.95||$22.36|
*Stamp sets are die cut.
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Have you taken advantage of online ordering yet? When you place an order of $50 in ANY merchandise and place an order online, (or email me), I will give you a $10 gift certificate on any future order good through December 17th.
You can order stamps, card stock, ink, Decor Elements, embellishments...anything! You get the picture!
Place your order today! Click on the link and go to SHOP NOW in the upper right hand corner.
You can always email me and order and I can submit the order as well!
*This offer not valid for buyer's club orders.
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
You can also click here to the download the Decor Elements brochure.
Come back on October 1st to add items from the newest Decor Elements line and the new Holiday Mini Catalog~with online ordering it's as simple as can be. Don't forget you can always call or email me to place an order.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Yesterday was the unveiling of online ordering for Stampin' Up! You can now place orders through my website! Of course, you can always call or email. But if you're up at 3 a.m. and want to place an order, you can! The orders will go directly to you from Stampin' Up!
Click here to shop now!
Once you get to my website, click on the SHOP NOW button in the upper right hand corner right under my name.
Sunday, August 31, 2008
I made this card for my nephew and future niece. Today is their wedding shower. It comes at a less-than-perfect time, since my father-in-law (their grandfather) had open heart surgery two days ago. Hopefully, today will give everyone much needed time away from the hospital and celebrate the reason why we are together.
All supplies are from Stampin' Up!
Chocolate Chip card stock and ink
Shimmery White cardstock
Garden Silhouettes stamp set
Warm Words stamp set
ETA: I forgot to add the VersaMark to the supply list. :) I used it on the Carousel Note with a Garden Silhouette flower.
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
I have made so many teacher name frames and never made one for myself. Tonight, I decided I was going to do it! I used a potpourri of materials and will post them all later. All of the stamps, eyelets and cardstock are from Stampin' Up! The ribbon and red background paper wer from a stash of leftovers!
Monday, August 11, 2008
Today was my new catalog Open House and here is the card we made!
Window Dressing Card
Open House Materials
Item # Description page price
112953 Window Dressing stamp set 22 Hostess Level 3
111097 Mark the Date stamp set 117 $24.95
101406 Jet Black StazOn ink pad 193 $7.95
100072 Close to Cocoa marker 164 $3.25
100078 Creamy Caramel marker 164 $3.25
100037 Blush Blossom marker 165 $3.25
111836 Riding Hood Red stampin’ pad 163 $5.25
111838 Pink Pirouette 8 ½ x 11 card stock 162 $5.50
111837 Pacific Point 8 ½ x 11 card stock 162 $5.50
111353 Kiwi Kiss 8 ½ x 11 card stock 162 $5.50
100730 Whisper White 8 ½ x 11 card stock 163 $7.50
112041 Bella Rose Designer Paper 168 $9.95
108362 Crop-a-Dile 184 $29.95
109111 Circle Ice Rhinestone Brads 185 $10.95
109065 Chocolate Chip Taffeta Ribbon 187 $6.95
110711 Boho Blossoms Punch* 188 $15.95
103579 Paper Snips 192 $9.95
103954 Aqua Painter 193 $16.95
102642 Stampin’ Scrub 192 $14.95
102394 Stampin’ Mist Stamp Cleaner 192 $3.95
102787 Grid Paper 192 $9.95
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Dates: August 11-October 11, 2008
(click here or in the download section on the right for a brochure)
From August 11-October 11, potential recruits will have the option of becoming a Stampin' Up! demonstrator by purchasing one of three special mini Starter Kits* priced at $99.
Stamp-Focused Starter Kit:
|109515||Fun & Fast Notes stamp set||$30.95|
|105548||Bold Brights card stock assortment (8-1/2" x 11")||$7.95|
|101179||Basic Black Classic Stampin' Pad||$5.25|
|100730||Whisper White card stock (8-1/2" x 11")||$7.50|
Scrapbook-Focused Starter Kit:
|111570||Contempo Alphabet stamp set||$40.95|
|113059||Simply Scrappin' Petal Party||$19.95|
|105212||Pixie Pink Classic Stampin' Pad||$5.25|
Home Décor-Focused Starter Kit:
|111656||Inspired by Nature stamp set||$23.95|
|114088||Décor Elements Chocolate Classic Ff||$3.95|
|114126||Décor Elements Medium Chocolate Long Stem Silhouettes||$17.95|
|114285||Décor Elements Applicator||$1.95|
|111835||Kiwi Kiss Classic Stampin' Pad||$5.25|
*Each kit also includes the same business supplies that are found in the standard Starter Kit (the Home Décor-Focused Starter Kit also includes 25 Décor Elements brochures). While all items in the Starter Kits are recommended, a new demonstrator may substitute a like item of equal or lesser value.
Monday, August 4, 2008
Never Before Seen Promotion- August 11-September 30
15% discount on selet brand-new die cut stamp sets. No additional purchase necessary! See details in the "download" link on the right.
New Recruit Incentive: August 11-October 11, 2008
Join as a demonstrator with the standard $199 Starter Kit and choose one stamp set out of the Fall-Winter Sampler or Idea Book & Catalog for free.
Hostess Incentive: October 1-November 30, 2008
Host a $350 workshop and choose one stamp set from the Fall-Winter Sampler for free.
|Item #||Description||Retail Value|
|111564||Flight of the Butterfly||$31.95|
|112911||Vuelo de la mariposa (Spanish Flight of the Butterfly)||$31.95|
|111676||Puns from the Past||$27.95|
|111624||Dreams du Jour||$18.95|
|111700||Thank You Kindly||$13.95|
|112955||Flores llamativas (Spanish Wow Flowers)||$12.95|
Product Offer: December 1, 2008-January18, 2009
Spend $20 and get 20 percent off any stamp set from the Fall-Winter Sampler.
|Item #||Description||Retail||20% Off|
|111564||Flight of the Butterfly||$31.95||$25.56|
|112911||Vuelo de la mariposa (Spanish Flight of the Butterfly)||$31.95||$25.56|
|111676||Puns from the Past||$27.95||$22.36|
|111624||Dreams du Juor||$18.95||$15.16|
|111700||Thank You Kindly||$13.95||$11.16|
|112955||Flores llamativas (Spanish Wow Flowers)||$12.95||$10.36|
Here is a link to the Sampler Catalog.
And here is a link to the Big Shot customer brochure.
Did you know by purchasing the Big Shot starter kit or the Big Shot and a set of dies, you qualify as your own workshop, which means you automatically earn free product and a free hostess set?
Saturday, August 2, 2008
- Big Shot die cut machine
- Exclusive Big Shot dies
- Decor Elements in new colors
- Ribbon in more colors
- All new double-sided designer paper in cool colors like Blueberry!
- All new scrapbooking kits
- 12x12 available in all colors
- Vanilla Hodgepodge kits
- New punches
- New Rub-ons
- Signature line from Shelli, the founder of SU!
- Shelli will have a blog called SoShelli that will open on Aug. 4th
- Aug 11-Oct 11- Additional Free set with Starter Kit purchase
- Oct 1-Nov 30- Host a $350 WS earn a free set from the sampler catalog
- Dec 1-Jan 18- When you spend $20 you'll receive 20% off any stamp set in the catalog sampler.
- More info later....
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Stampin' Up! announced today that we will begin having ONLINE ORDERING! Customers can go straight to my website www.stampinrubber.stampinup.net to place an order! We don't know when it will begin, but more details will be available tomorrow.
Here's what you should know as a customer:
1. Customers can order through a demonstrator's Stampin' Up! website OR through Stampin' Up.
2. Customers ordering through www.stampinrubber.stampinup.net will pay the same catalog prices and shipping as if ordering in person with the demonstrator. They will also receive the regular hostess benefits.
3. Customers ordering through Stampin' Up! customer website will pay 10% higher than catalog prices and also higher shipping, and not be eligible for any benefits. They will be able to choose a demonstrator to get the lower prices throughout the order.
There are other details for demonstrators, but I won't outline them here!
More details tomorrow!!!!
Monday, July 21, 2008
Items on this discontinued accessories list will be available while supplies last or through August 10, whichever comes first.
Products are marked as available or unavailable. If an item is unavailable, our supply is exhausted and the item can no longer be ordered. This list will be updated every afternoon through August 10.
If you want to order an item, choose a backup item in case that item is no longer available once your order is placed.
Keep in mind that the status of any product may change quickly based on demand.
With most catalogs, some accessories are completely discontinued while others are redesigned or reconfigured for the new catalog. Sometimes popular items are "discontinued" in their current packaging or style to come back with improved packaging or added product features. This year, no accessories are being reconfigured.
We hope this explanation helps. If you want the products as shown in the Spring-Summer Collection 2008, now is the time to purchase them.
|Page #|| |
Accents & Elements Build A Flower
Accents & Elements Lucky Star
|110719||177||Accents & Elements Messenger|
Acrylic Graph & Grid
Card Stock 12 X 12 In Color
Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Blue Bayou
|108643||163||Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Groovy Guava|
|108637||163||Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 In Color|
|108640||163||Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 River Rock|
|108639||163||Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Soft Sky|
|108641||163||Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Wild Wasabi||Not Available|
|108644||163||Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Purely Pomegranate||Not Available|
|103975||166||Card Stock Brushed Copper||Not Available|
|108694||163||Card Stock Textured 12 X 12 In Color|
|107312||167||Cards & Envelopes Gift Whisper White|
|107292||167||Cards & Envelopes Greeting Whisper White|
|109116||167||Notes & Envelopes Long Notes|
|109118||167||Notes & Envelopes Love Notes|
|109117||167||Notes & Envelopes Pocket Notes*||Not Available|
|110729||167||Notes & Envelopes Scallop Notes|
|109119||167||Notes & Envelopes Gift Notes|
|109018||163||Classic Stampin' Ink Blue Bayou||Not Available|
|109019||163||Classic Stampin' Ink Groovy Guava|
|109017||163||Classic Stampin' Ink Purely Pomegranate||Not Available|
|109016||163||Classic Stampin' Ink River Rock||Not Available|
|109015||163||Classic Stampin' Ink Soft Sky|
|109020||163||Classic Stampin' Ink Wild Wasabi||Not Available|
|109013||163||Classic Stampin' Pad Blue Bayou|
|109012||163||Classic Stampin' Pad Groovy Guava|
|109011||163||Classic Stampin' Pad Purely Pomegranate|
|109010||163||Classic Stampin' Pad River Rock|
|109009||163||Classic Stampin' Pad Soft Sky|
|109014||163||Classic Stampin' Pad Wild Wasabi|
|110751||171||Designer Series Paper Azure*|
|110696||169||Designer Series Paper Bali Breeze|
|110749||169||Designer Series Paper Berry Bliss|
|109154||169||Designer Series Paper Cutie Pie|
|110699||168||Designer Series Paper East Coast Prep*||Not Available|
|109160||170||Designer Series Paper Fall Flowers||Not Available|
|109159||169||Designer Series Paper Flowers For You*|
|110697||169||Designer Series Paper Ginger Blossom|
|110479||168||Designer Series Paper Jersey Shore*|
|109151||170||Designer Series Paper Le Jardin|
|110748||170||Designer Series Paper Notebook*|
|110750||171||Designer Series Paper Olive Press|
|109153||170||Designer Series Paper Porcelain Prints*||Not Available|
|109175||171||Designer Series Paper Prints Almost Amethyst*||Not Available|
|109177||171||Designer Series Paper Prints Always Artichoke|
|109173||171||Designer Series Paper Prints Blue Bayou||Not Available|
|109174||171||Designer Series Paper Prints Brilliant Blue|
|109178||171||Designer Series Paper Prints Certainly Celery|
|109169||171||Designer Series Paper Prints Close to Cocoa*||Not Available|
|109168||171||Designer Series Paper Prints Groovy Guava*||Not Available|
|109171||171||Designer Series Paper Prints Lovely Lilac|
|109172||171||Designer Series Paper Prints More Mustard||Not Available|
|109176||171||Designer Series Paper Prints Old Olive|
|109170||171||Designer Series Paper Prints Pumpkin Pie||Not Available|
|109164||171||Designer Series Paper Prints River Rock*|
|109167||171||Designer Series Paper Prints Rose Red|
|109166||171||Designer Series Paper Prints So Saffron|
|109165||171||Designer Series Paper Prints Soft Sky||Not Available|
|109163||171||Designer Series Paper Prints Tempting Turquoise||Not Available|
|110698||168||Designer Series Paper Spring Break|
|110273||169||Designer Series Paper Spring Fling*||Not Available|
|110271||170||Designer Series Paper Spring Silhouettes|
|110272||170||Designer Series Paper Western Sky|
|107299||167||Envelope Confetti Cream Medium|
|100375||189||Eyelets Bold Brights|
|100381||189||Eyelets Earth Elements|
|107233||189||Eyelets Fresh Favorites I|
|107234||189||Eyelets Fresh Favorites II|
|105316||189||Eyelets Rich Regals|
|100378||189||Eyelets Soft Subtles||Not Available|
|105515||188||Hodgepodge Hardware Pewter||Not Available|
|105531||188||Hodgepodge Hardware Antique Brass||Not Available|
|105532||188||Hodgepodge Hardware Aged Copper||Not Available|
|101120||183||Metallic Art Pencils|
|107307||179||On Board Accents|
|109181||178||On Board Blossoms & Basic|
|109179||178||On Board Ginormous Pieces|
|107306||179||On Board Simon Lower|
|102678||166||Mulberry Paper White||Not Available|
|109227||181||Punch Box Three For You|
|102686||180||Punch Handheld Rectangle|
|100271||183||Pure Color Pencils|
|109060||191||Ribbon Double-Stitched Blue Bayou||Not Available|
|109063||191||Ribbon Double-Stitched Groovy Guava||Not Available|
|109061||191||Ribbon Double-Stitched Purely Pomegranate||Not Available|
|109062||191||Ribbon Double-Stitched River Rock*|
|109059||191||Ribbon Double-Stitched Soft Sky||Not Available|
|109058||191||Ribbon Double-Stitched Wild Wasabi||Not Available|
|109189||190||Ribbon Originals Beachfront*|
|109187||190||Ribbon Originals District*|
|109188||190||Ribbon Originals Fairy Tale|
|109185||190||Ribbon Originals Jersey*|
|109184||190||Ribbon Originals Sherbert|
|109186||190||Ribbon Originals Theater|
|110716||191||Ribbon Striped Grosgrain Wild Wasabi*|
|110281||182||Rub-Ons Cherished Memories*||Not Available|
|110284||182||Rub-Ons Eastern Elegance*|
|110285||182||Rub-Ons Urban West*|
|110557||174||Simply Scrappin' Boho Blend|
|109610||174||Simply Scrappin' Confetti||Not Available|
|110572||172||Simply Scrappin' Crew Kids Boy|
|110567||173||Simply Scrappin' Crew Kids Girl|
|109597||175||Simply Scrappin' Home Again|
|110562||174||Simply Scrappin' Rose Cottage|
|109648||173||Simply Scrappin' Special Delivery Boy|
|109627||173||Simply Scrappin' Special Delivery Girl||Not Available|
|110587||175||Simply Scrappin' Summer Days|
|110577||175||Simply Scrappin' Tie The Knot|
|111184||15||Simply Sent Friendly Notes|
|109228||16||Simply Sent Simple Delights||Not Available|
|109229||16||Simply Sent Three Thoughts||Not Available|
|106662||197||Stampin'Around Wheel Daisy Field|
|107561||197||Stampin'Around Wheel Garden Annuals|
|109681||197||Stampin'Around Wheel Good Dog|
|109678||197||Stampin'Around Wheel Kisses|
|107482||197||Stampin'Around Wheel Lily Pad||Not Available|
|109680||197||Stampin'Around Wheel Meow|
|109677||197||Stampin'Around Wheel Mistletoe||Not Available|
|106610||196||Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Basics Outline|
|107467||196||Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Birthday|
|109571||196||Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Dilly Dally Baby|
|109570||196||Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Dilly Dally Friends|
|109569||196||Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Dilly Dally Party|
|108423||196||Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Leaves A La Carte||Not Available|
|107468||196||Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Nature Hike|
|108980||196||Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Petals|
|107464||196||Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Rough Texture||Not Available|
|111261||196||Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Spunky Spots|
|109554||193||Stampin' Color Index Labels|
|106694||194||Stampin' Kids Markers|
*Items are 25% off and part of our discounted retiring accessories promotion
Sunday, July 20, 2008
25% off Stampin' Up! Retiring Accessories
This sale is good through August 10th, or until quantities run out.
The rest of the retiring accessories will be posted tomorrow.
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Here's what I think about a few of them:
Pink Pirouette is that perfect "little girl pink".
Kiwi Kiss is a brighter Old Olive
Pacific Point is that perfect yacht-club blue.
Riding Hood Red is kind of brick-like.
Tangerine Tango is kind of fiery, reminds me of a mexican sunset orange.
Thursday, July 10, 2008
NEW CATALOG OPEN HOUSE
with a fast MAKE-AND-TAKE
using the new IN COLORS
Riding Hood Red
and a NEWLY RELEASED STAMP SET!
When: Monday, August 11th
Time: 11:00 a.m.-12 p.m.
Fee: FREE with $30 order ($5 otherwise)
Where: Michele’s Stampin’ Space
87 Red Fox Run
r.s.v.p. by Thursday, August, 7th
Monday, July 7, 2008
I am a *huge* fan of the Tori and Dean reality show. I know it's just a big waste of an hour every week, but I can't pull myself away. What does that have to do with stamping, you say? I came across a picture of Tori and Dean on my daily news from US weekly and Tori was wearing this WAY CUTE dress. Not only do I love everything about the dress, but I want the dress too. I'm sure I'll find it and it will be by some designer and be $400. So, in the meantime, it is my color inspiration. I'll be posting my card later...
Here are the Stampin' Up! colors I'm gonna go with for this challenge:
Wild Wasabi (it's almost retired...just a few short weeks left)
Comment below and include a link to your photo, or send me the photo and I'll post it. Happy stamping!
So, Mike...don't look because it's YOUR card!
I found a card similar to this on a blog with a cake made out of ribbon and loved it. (I can't find it now...of course.) I thought it was such a neat idea and needed to try it. I used my good old double sided adhesive to attach all of the ribbon.
Ribbon: from all over the place!
Images: Birthday Whimsy (Stampin' Up! and What's Up Cupcake (My Favorite Things)
This is what my stamp space looked like after making 30 baby shower invitations, 20 baseball birthday party invitations, this card and the paper piecing one below. And as Pioneer Woman would say, "just keepin' it real".
Sunday, July 6, 2008
I don't know if just cutting out one piece counts as paper piecing, but it's more than just stamping. I won the stamp set free from Gina K. It's called Retro Boutique. All of the paper is Stampin' Up! (Groovy Guava and Whisper White cardstock, Groovy Guava Designer Paper). I first stamped the dress on the Whisper White in Stampin' Up!'s Basic Black ink. Then I stamped the dress again on the Groovy Guava Designer Paper and cut it out. Cutting around that hangar was a bugger! I didn't cut all the lacy fringe on the bottom. I also used the Word Window punch from Stampin' Up! for the sentiment.
I really like how quickly this card came together with all of the Stampin' Up! designer paper. And I picked the pattern for the dress and background, then used the back side for the other layer. The SU! designer paper is double-sided, so there's a lot of designs.
All supplies are Stampin' Up! except for the dress and sentiment.
Friday, July 4, 2008
Want a sneak peek of the NEW scallop punch? Check out Linda's blog, Where the Rubber Hits the Road. She's got a short video tutorial of how to use the new punch. Do you own the Spiral punch? This punch lines up the same way with the little "tab" stop at the end. It looks super easy! I got to pre-order mine as a demonstrator on July 1, but as a customer, you can begin ordering on August 11.
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
View the retired list in this thread.
or use the links on the right....
Don't forget, this year's In Colors will be retiring forever!
This is a promotion offered by me, Michele Zwart, not Stampin' Up! For this offer, I will only accept PayPal.
Order with me at email@example.com
When it comes to quality stamp sets, Stampin' Up! has been an industry leader for several years. Our original, exclusive stamps have earned the prestigious Creating Keepsakes Readers' Choice Award for best rubber stamps eight years in a row, and every year we work to make them even better!
We're excited to announce that all new stamp sets in the Fall-Winter 2008 Idea Book & Catalog (including new hostess sets) will be die cut for your convenience! We know you enjoy the flexibility of custom mounting your stamps, and with these die-cut sets, all you'll need to do is pop, peel, and place before you begin stamping.
Only our new stamps will be die cut; sets carried over from the last catalog and those on the dormant list will still require trimming. But, each new set will feature a die cut icon so you and your customers will have no problems identifying die-cut sets.
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Stampin' Up! Chocolate Chip
Stampin' Up! Pretty In Pink
Stampin' Up! Whisper White
Making Memories: Brooke
It's a Girl charm from Michael's
Monday, June 23, 2008
Our Weimaraner, Emmett, spied a baby bunny in the yard last night and my husband rescued it before Emmett did. Everyone had a chance holding it for a few seconds. I'm sure the rabbit nest is in our neighbor's yard, because they are the only one within four houses that don't own a dog. :)
Friday, June 20, 2008
I was at SCS today and found a thread about using your Cricut for scallop punches. Now, when the Stampin' Up! Scallop punch came out (and So Many Scallops during Sale-a-Bration), I almost couldn't stand the excitement. I *love* my punch and all the other ones I have, so I'll still be grabbing those first. However, sometimes, you just don't have the size you need. I was going to splurge after getting a bonus for a task force I was on in my school district and buy a Wizard and Nestabilities. Then, I just couldn't do it. I couldn't justify spending $99 for the machine and then over $80 for the dies and that was just for the circles. My parents bought me the Cricut for Christmas and I got some cartridges with the rebate that Cricut offered.
So, like I said, I found the thread today about how some Cricut cartridges have scallop circles. I ran *like wildfire* down to my basement.....I *HAVE* those cartridges.
So, I spent the next 60 minutes cutting out circles, squares, rectangles, ovals and scallops. I plan on using these as size guidelines for all my Stampin' Up! stamps. I still cannot figure out why the same number with different shapes are different sizes. I don't even touch that "real dial size" button, because I still have NO idea what they are talking about. Tell me if you know!!!!! Also, none of the images are a "border" or "background", it's just the regular cut.
I will always pull down one of my Stampin' Up! punches when I can, but when I can't, I can use my Cricut. Also, how cute would a scrapbook page be with giant circle scallops? How easy would it be to mat some pictures?
Here are the details:
Mini Monograms cartridge
Scallop Circles (Real Red)
Scallop Square (Glorious Green)
Square..rounded corner (YoYo Yellow)
George and Basic Shapes cartridge
Square..sharp corners (Only Orange) R + shift
Oval (Bordering Blue) W + shift
Rectangle (Perfect Plum) Y + shift
Thursday, June 19, 2008
I have been making stuff for the past few days and finally completed My Color Inspiration #3! All materials are Stampin' Up! I love the way this turned out! Never would have used the colors together, had it not been for the pretty inspiration picture!
I won some blog candy from Mary Dawn's blog My Pink Mexico. So, as a result, I will be giving away THREE envelopes with blog candy. Here's what I am including:
- brown ribbon (1 spool)
- tan ribbon (1 spool)
- Vellum marker dual-tipped (1)
- double sided adhesive (1)
- Just Jinger scrapbooking element (1) (each envelope will be different)
- To be eligible, you must be willing to Pay It Forward yourself.
- You must be a blogger.
- You will put together three PIF packages to give away on your blog as "Pay It Forward".
- I will email you when you post to get your US address.
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Stampin' Up! introduced a new line of products yesterday called Decor Elements. Here are some photos....I'll post more info later! These products will be available to customers beginning on July 1st!
Here's what I can post quickly:
- over 100 images in Phase 1
- available in three colors
- REMOVABLE !
- Blush Blossom
- Regal Rose
- Rose Red
- Shimmery White
Do you believe that? A cake with pink flowers....it matched perfectly and I hadn't even seen the gift card. Funny how that worked out. Here's what they looked like side by side...I also stamped the inside of the card with a Versamark pad and Itty Bitty Backgrounds (SU).
I hope they like it!
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
This week's colors will be:
- So Saffron
- Gable Green
- Real Red
- Whisper White
Monday, June 16, 2008
You know there is going to be *so* much in that catalog that you want, but your budget just cannot afford it all right now! I have an easy solution for you! My buyer's club!
5 stampers get together with me and we all spent $25 on anything in the catalog each month. They email or call me with their order and we never actually got together as a "party". By all 6 of us spending $25 each month, the order was at least $150 each month. With the "workshop" over $150, it qualified for hostess benefits. So, each one of us got a turn being the "hostess" on of the months. As a virtual hostess, you earn at least $15 in free merchandise, plus a free stamp set that only hostesses can earn.
Some of the "hostesses" wanted to earn more benefits, so I actually did a workshop at their house and they invited their friends. You could also have your stamper friends look at the catalog and we can collect outside orders. The orders from the workshop got added on to the buyer's club orders and she earned more. Also, because there were 6 of us, the club went for 6 months.
Here are the details:
- Free Fall-Winter Idea Book and Catalog
- Free hostess stamp set
- Free merchandise (at least $15)
- 6 month commitment (August-January)
- Spend $25 per month
- As a sign-up bonus, I am including 4 free double-sided adhesive runners
What if you're not in Illinois? Not a problem! I will ship directly to you!
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Hello readers! Today, Stampin' Up! announced their Retired Stamp List. You can order these stamps through August 10th and then they'll no longer be available.
Here is the Retired List by catalog page number.
Here is the Retired List alphabetical by stamp name.
Retired accessories (tools, paper, wheels, etc.) list will be available on July 21st.
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Congratulations to Brandi Parshley! Send me your snail mail address and I'll send it right out!
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Here it is! My first blog candy! They are pre-made scrapbooking embellishments. Here's what you might win:
- Just Jinger Dream Tags
- JingerBread Shoppe Beach
- JingerBread Shoppe Baby Boy Block
I was trying out the watercoloring technique with this coffee mug and really had no intention of actually making a card. But after I colored it, it actually wasn't hideous, so I decided to try it out. Magically, the Stampin' Up! designer paper matched the colors of the cup perfectly. It was by total accident. I love when that happens. I was going to mat the sentiment, but thought, "Hey, what if I just stamp it right on the paper?" And voila....a card that took me about 5 minutes to make after the image was colored. I think that may never happen again. It's one of the beautiful things about designer paper...cards look like they're so much more embellished than they really are.
I think I'm going to change this design up a little bit and make a name frame with it for my office....
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Gina K.'s Koh-i-Noor Package Winner
I should have asked for a one-on-one tutoring session! Hehe! Thanks Gina K.!
Did I say how much easier it is to start a card when the colors are already chosen? Holy guacamole. I love this. It is a total time-saver.I decided right away (I don't know how) that I would use Stampin' Up!'s All About U stamp set. I was going to make two identical cards, but ended up scrapping one of them because the eyelets were all crooked.
Then, I thought I would use Grandma's sewing machine to sew on some red ribbon (that I just paid $80 to have tuned, or whatever it is called). I wanted to sew it around as a border kind of haphazardly around the U like in the bag. You would think that you could just kind of wad up the ribbon and sew it on and it would look kind of quirky, like in the photo. Not so much. It looked like I wadded it up and sewed it on.
So....(no pun intended), I ended up without one of the card bases and had to start over. I decided to still include the ribbon on card #1, but I used my ever-so-sticky red line tape instead and was much happier. For card #2, I just stamped a few flowers instead of doing the whole ribbon thing again.
When it was all said and done, I'm pretty happy with how they turned out. Did you try it? Send me a photo or a link and I'll include it here.