Monday, August 31, 2009

Time is Ticking Today!

Time is ticking today! It’s the last day of the AMAZING Stampin’ Up! $85 Starter Kit special! Take advantage of the GREAT things Stampin’ Up! can offer you. There are so many great reasons you should do it - great products, great company, exclusive products and events, plus - discounts on your own product purchases!

If you are interested in Joining my TEAM or need more information, click on the Join My Team and see what it’s all about. Have questions? Email me directly or give me a call! I would love to answer them for you. Don't worry if you feel that you don't have what it takes to be a demonstrator - that is what I am for! I will be your guide and coach and will work with you to get your started on your way to being an awesome demo! :)

On that note, I would like to welcome the newest member of my team to the Stampin' Up! family - my Mom! She signed up this morning and I am super excited about it! I actually spent this weekend with mom helping with a bridal shower. She threw a scrapbooking shower for her friend and had all the guests each make a page for a first year album. It was a hit! Everyone had a great time and the bride to be left with an album full of pages ready to be filled with pictures of her and her new hubby! As part of the prep for the shower, I helped my mom make all the favors (you can see a sample of the favors as well as the shower invites I did here) as well as these cute table decorations using the pop up cake die:

So, don't forget that today is your last chance to take advantage of the $85 starter kit special!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Only 5 Days Left!

Hi everyone! Today I wanted to remind you that there are only 5 days left to take advantage of the special $85 starter kit when you sign up to be a Stampin' Up! demonstrator! If you have ever thought about becoming a demonstrator, now is the time! If you haven't considered it before, why not? Not only it is a ton of fun, but you can also get a discount on your own products! You get access to exclusive products and events! Plus, it is a great way to earn a little extra money (which we all could use these days!). So what are you waiting for? Contact me today to find out more or to sign up and join my team! Click here for all the details about the $85 promotion.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Baby Cards

Today I wanted to share with you two baby cards. This first one is for my friend and downline Lenore who is expecting a baby girl in October. Her baby shower is today so this is the card I made for her. (Note - the pink is so pale, that the elephant didn't photograph that well).

Next, my cousin-in-law Nicole had a baby boy a week ago today. After Lenore's shower we are going up to meet him! Here is my boy version of the card above that I made to go with the gift that we got for them.

For these two cards, I was inspired by this posting here.

Ingredients (for both cards):
  • Nursery Necessities and Friends 24-7 stamp sets
  • Pink Pirouette, Kraft, Bashful Blue, Whisper White, and Vellum card stock
  • Pink Pirouette, Bashful Blue, VersaMark, and Soft Suede Ink
  • Pretty in Pink and Bashful Blue Taffeta Ribbon
  • Cutter Kit

To Order Stampin' Up! Products On-Line 24/7, CLICK HERE!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Lego Birthday!

My friend and downline Kim's son Ashton celebrated his 4th birthday over the weekend. He is totally into Legos and had a Lego birthday party. So of course I had to make him a Lego birthday card! To make the Legos, I punched out different colored squares using my square punch and then punched out circles which I adhered to the squares using Stampin' Dimensionals. What was funny, was the the cake that Kim made him looked almost exactly like this! Too funny! Great minds think alike, right? :)

  • On Your Birthday Stamp Set
  • Whisper White, Basic Black, Brilliant Blue, Yo Yo Yellow, Real Read, and Glorious Green card stock.
  • Brilliant Blue Classic Ink
  • 1 1/4" Square Punch
  • 1/2" Circle Punch
  • Stampin' Dimensionals
To Order Stampin' Up! Products On-Line 24/7, CLICK HERE!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

August Demonstrator Swap

We had our monthly demonstrator swap over the weekend (sort of), and today I wanted to share the cards that we did. I am waiting for Merrigrace to drop off her cards, so I will post hers when I get it. This month is was my turn to pick and this is the layout I chose.

Here is my card. I pretty much CASEd this card here.

  • Very Thankful stamp set
  • Nouveau Chic Designer Series Paper
  • Sage Shadow, Apricot Appeal, Basic Black, and Whisper White card stock
  • Jet Black StazOn Ink
  • Sage Shadow and Apricot Appeal Markers
  • Circle Scissor Plus
  • Vintage Brads
  • Mat Pack
  • Stampin' Dimensionals

Here is Kim's Card:

Here is Lenore's Card:

To Order Stampin' Up! Products On-Line 24/7, CLICK HERE!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Lenore's July Swap Card

Hi everyone. Today I wanted to share with the card that Lenore did for our July demonstrator swap. Yes, I know it is August, but she wasn't able to make it to the last swap, so her cards were a little late. :) Anyway, I totally love what she came up with. It is hard to tell from the picture, but there is Dazzling Diamonds glitter on the butterflies. It really makes them sparkle in real life! The see the rest of the cards from our July post, check out my original post here.

To Order Stampin' Up! Products On-Line 24/7, CLICK HERE!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Wedding Card

Today I wanted to share with you a quick wedding card I did for a friend. I used both retired Designer Paper and stamps on this card. I hope they liked it!

To Order Stampin' Up! Products On-Line 24/7, CLICK HERE!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Convention Wrap Up

Well, I am finally getting a chance to post about convention! There is so much to tell you about that this is going to be a very long post! First, here is a pic of me and Merrigrace in front of the Stampin' Up! rock at the headquarters. The first thing we did when we got to Utah (after eating lunch of course) was go take a tour of the home office. It was really cool to see where all the magic happens!

Here is a shot of the front door and the second picture is what greeted us when we walked in the front door.

Convention officially started on Thursday. Here is a shot of the main stage. The second is a picture of Shelli (our fearless leader!) when she came onstage to welcome us.

We spent 3 days of learning, creating, and having fun. I have come back home with so many new ideas that I can't wait to share with all of you. Now lets take a look at some of the goodies I came home from convention with. First, this is the gift my Up-Upline Julie made for all of us.

Isn't it cute?! She basically just cut down a brown lunch bag and then decorated it. Inside was our convention survival kit! Candy, gum, pen, paper, and snacks. Very cute!

Next here is the little gift Merrigrace made for each of us. Cute, cute!

Kim participated in a 3D swap where she was to send in just one copy of her project and the swap organizer put together a CD of all the projects and sent them back. Kim was kind enough to make copies for all us and gave them to us in these cute little CD holders she put together!

As part of convention, we were given 4 stamp sets and one wheel stamp in our convention bags. The stamps are what we used to do our Make & Take projects one of the days. They gave us so many Make & Take projects that we didn't even have to make them all! So today I will just share with you the ones that I completed. The rest I brought home to complete later. When I get a chance to complete them, I will post them here for you.

First we did these cute Christmas projects. The two scallop tags can be used as tags for gifts. The other two tags can also be used as gift tags. The sample at convention actually had the tag wrapped around some candy canes, which was super cute!

Next, here is one of the cards that we made with one of our new stamp sets. Isn't it super cute?!

One of the big things to do at convention is swap cards with all the other demos. I took 80+ cards to swap and here is what I got in return! There are so many awesome ideas here!

Since Stampin' Up! has partnered with Build-a-Bear Workshop and is coming out with a whole line of Build-A-Bear products in the Holiday Mini Catalog (see my previous post) they surprised us with a special Stampin' Up! Build-A-Bear that we were able to purchase! Luckily I was able to get two of them to bring home to my girls (thanks MG!). Isn't she so cute?

Not only is she dressed for stampin', but she came with a stamp as well! Check it out, it says - Life without stamps.....Unbearable! Isn't that the truth! Ha ha.

Lastly, they also had a table set up where we could make our own bears using the new Big Shot dies. I made both a boy and a girl one. So much fun!

For my last bit of convention news, I unfortunately do not have a picture. On the plane ride home we had Val Kilmer on our flight! Yes, it is true. He sat just two rows up from us. Nobody was brave enough to ask for a picture but having him there sure ended our convention experience on a high note! And it is good to see that even movie stars fly on Southwest Airlines! Ha ha.

Well, that is my convention report in a nutshell. Trust me, there was much, much more that I just don't have the time to tell you about! It was so much fun and I can't wait until next year! If you like what you see here, how about joining me for convention next year? You can take advantage of the awesome $85 starter kit deal that is only available until the end of August and become a demonstrator yourself! It is a great way to make a little extra money and not to mention get a discount on your own purchases! Plus you get all the awesome benefits like getting exclusive products and attending events like convention! If you think this is something that you might be interested in or to get more information, please don't hesitate to contact me! I will be happy to help you out and would love to have to attend convention with us next year!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Build-A-Bear Workshop Coming to Stampin' Up!

Yep, that's right, Build-A-Bear is coming to Stampin' Up! in the Holiday Mini Catalog! The holiday mini starts September 1st. Stampin’ Up!’s Build-A-Bear Workshop Collection will feature products portraying the beloved Build-A-Bear Workshop mascot Bearemy and other furry friends. Products will include Build-A-Bear stamps, Dies for the Big Shot, and Designer Paper. Contact me to get a copy of the holiday mini or view it online by clicking here. Contact me to host a Build-A-Bear workshop of your own!

To Order Stampin' Up! Products On-Line 24/7, CLICK HERE!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Little Boo Convention Swap

This is it. This is the last of my convention swaps. I love that little ghosty stamp!

  • Little Boo Stamp Set
  • Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, and Whisper White Card Stock
  • Jet Black StazOn Ink
  • ¼” Circle, 1 3/8” Circle, and Scallop Circle Punches
  • Big Shot
  • Stampin’ Up! Backgrounds 1 Texture Plates

To Order Stampin' Up! Products On-Line 24/7, CLICK HERE!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Dasher Swap Card

Here is a convention swap card I did using the new Dasher stamp set.

  • Dasher Stamp Set
  • Snow Swirled Stamp Set
  • Many Merry Messages Stamp Set
  • Old Olive, Ruby Red, and Naturals White Card Stock
  • Old Olive and Soft Suede Classic Ink
  • VersaMark Ink

To Order Stampin' Up! Products On-Line 24/7, CLICK HERE!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Beware Pirates Swap Card

Here's today's swap card. I love this new pirate set! :)

  • Beware Pirates Stamp Set
  • Not Quite Navy, Really Rust, and Natural White Card Stock
  • Not Quite Navy and Really Rust Classic Ink
  • Big Shot
  • Texture Plates Kit #4

To Order Stampin' Up! Products On-Line 24/7, CLICK HERE!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Sweetness Unlimited Swap

Here is today's swap card. Enjoy!

  • Out of the Box Stamp Set
  • Sweetness Unlimited Stamp Set
  • Barely Banana, Certainly Celery, Soft Suede, and Whisper White Card Stock
  • Soft Suede and Certainly Celery Classic Ink
  • Big Shot
  • Stampin’ Up! Backgrounds 1 Texture Plates

To Order Stampin' Up! Products On-Line 24/7, CLICK HERE!