Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Introducing... the Clearance Rack!

Stampin' Up! is launching a new section of the online store called the Clearance Rack! The purpose of the Clearance Rack is to clear out the inventory of surplus items that have been retired. Many of these retired items will be offered at a substantially reduced price... up to 80% off! To take advantage of these great deals, head over to my store, click the "Shop Now" button and you'll find the "Clearance Rack" on the left side of the store! Hurry, though... these deals are only available online and while supplies last!

More Details:
  • The clearance rack is not a promotion. It will launch September 29, 2009 but does not have a set end date.
  • All products in the Clearance Rack section are retired, discontinued items. No current products will be sold in the Clearance Rack.
  • Clearance Rack items are only available while supplies last. Items will be removed and new items will be posted depending on inventory levels. There is no set time for availability.
  • Clearance Rack items will be listed and available only in the online store.
  • All sales of Clearance Rack items are final. No returns or exchanges will be accepted, except in the case of defective product.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

My First MDS Project

I am very excited about getting the My Digital Studio Software, and I couldn't wait to install and play with it - just to show you how simple this software is, I did this page in about 15 minutes!
I used the Baroque Motiffs and Define Your Life stamp sets in the application. That's one thing that just ROCKS about this software... it comes stashed with the full line of SU colors, several DSPs, punches, embellishments, templates, and... STAMPS!
Stay tuned as I am sure to post many more projects with this software, and for those who are here locally, I will be scheduling a demo of the software in my home very soon. My Digital Studio "goes live" and is available to everyone October 1st!
Oh, and for more info on My Digital Studio, click here or check out the last page of the holiday mini!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Holiday Stamp Camp Door Prizes

Check out some of these awesome door prizes we have lined up for the 7th annual Holiday Stamp Camp! We're all working our booties off to make enough prizes for each attendee!

Holiday Stamp Camp Raffle Items

Wow! These are some amazing raffle items we'll be giving away at the 7th Annual Holiday Stamp Camp! Don't miss out on your opportunity to win these great prizes! Click Here for more information! Raffle Tickets will be $1 each or 6 for $5!

Raffle #1: "Marvelous Must Haves" - Retail Value of $181.80

  • 105541 Many Marvelous Markers - $125.95
  • 109126 Markers - Neutrals - $10.95
  • 105542 Stampin' Pastels - $24.95
  • 101879 Watercolor Pencils - $19.95

Raffle #2: "In-Color Ultimate Combo" - Retail Value of $170.85

  • Rich Razzleberry: 115658 ink pad, 115664 refill and 115613 ribbon - $18.85
  • Melon Mambo: 115656 ink pad, 115662 refill and 115611 ribbon - $18.85
  • Crushed Curry - 115659 ink pad, 115665 refill and 115614 ribbon - $18.85
  • Dusty Durango - 115654 ink pad, 115660 refill and 115609 ribbon - $18.85
  • Bermuda Bay - 115655 ink pad, 115661 refill and 115610 ribbon - $18.85
  • Soft Suede - 115657 ink pad, 115663 refill and 115612 ribbon - $18.85
  • 116329 Markers - $17.95
  • 115315 8.5x11 Cardstock - $7.95
  • 115719 8.5x11 Textured Cardstock - $10.95
  • 115314 12x12 Cardstock - $8.95
  • 115538 12x12 Textured Cardstock - $11.95

Raffle #3: "The Cutting Edge" - Retail Value of $168.15

  • 106959 Tabletop Cutter - $45.95
  • 104152 Paper Cutter - $24.95
  • 103179 Craft & Rubber Scissors - $19.95
  • 103579 Paper Snips - $9.95
  • 106958 Cutter Kit - $16.95
  • 101087 Cutting Mat - $15.95
  • 102449 Hobby Blade - $4.50
  • 108362 Crop-a-dile - $29.95

Raffle #4: "Hardware Heaven" - Retail Value of $141.55

  • 111325 Hodgepodge Hardware - Styled Silver - $29.95
  • 112454 Hodgepodge Hardware - Styled Vanilla - $29.95
  • 109114 Pretties Kit - $29.95
  • 109108 Build-A-Brad - Antique Brass - $9.95
  • 109128 Build-A-Brad - Pewter - $9.95
  • 112580 Clips Assortment - $6.95
  • 109857 Mini Library Clips - $12.95
  • 112572 Designer Brads - Stars - $5.95
  • 105319 Eyelets - Metallic - $5.95

Holiday Stamp Camp Sneak Peek!

Here's a quick Sneak Peek at just SOME of the items attendees will be making at the 7th annual Holiday Stamp Camp on October 10th!
... a gorgeous fall/thanksgiving card using the Autumn Days stamp set and the new in colors!
... beautiful thanksgiving place settings!
... a very nifty two-pocket gift card holder - you'll just LOVE how this is made!
.. a super cute hinge-style Halloween card using the adorable Pumpkin Patch set from the holiday mini!
...a 3-drawer matchbox "dresser"! You'll even make what's inside those cute little drawers... but you'll have to be there to find out what that is! ;o)
... and this super-easy, super-fast, super-fun Christmas ornament!
Don't miss out on these (and many more) great projects! Click Here for more information and reserve your spot today!
P.S. Stay tuned for more "sneak peek" posts on the door prizes and raffles we'll be awarding!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

September Club Projects

My favorite thing from the mini catalog has to be the Sweet Treat Cups and Sweet Centers Stamp Set! So, of course I had to use them in my clubs this month! We made these really cute candy "lollipops" with a pull-out tag that lets you get to the candy without destroying your creation!

Stamp Sets used: Sweet Centers (holiday mini) and Teeny Tiny Wishes.
Click here to download the Supply List and full set of instructions!
Various grunging and distressing techniques were the highlight of the card we made this month. Everyone just loved crumpling up Mr. Skully and taking out their frustrations on him! (poor guy) :o)

Stamp Sets Used: From the Crypt, Grateful Greetings (Holiday Mini)
Click Here for the full Supply list and instructions!

Lots of Halloween Goodies!

I just LOVE Halloween! I had a blast making all of these great projects with the SU! products! Now's the time to get started on yours! Contact me or head over to my online store to get started today! :o)
This pumpkin bag was so fun to make! The two center pieces of the pumpkin were achieved by folding my carstock pieces in half and placing them on the edge of the top note die before running them through.

Supplies Used: Big Shot: Top Note Die, Birds & Blooms Sizzlets; Colors: Pumpkin Pie, Garden Green; Uniball Signo White Gel Pen.
A cute little candy treat box! These fan flowers are so fun and easy to make! Click here to follow the tutorial for them on SCS! Click Here to download the pattern for the party popper box. Tip: I just used the shape and score lines as a guide and then I used the corner of my square punch to punch out the indentations!

Supplies Used: Batty for You Stamp Set; Cast-a-Spell DSP; Pumpkin Pie Patterns DSP; Color Scheme: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Perfect Plum, Old Olive; Punches: Scallop Edge, 1-3/8" Circle, 1-1/4" Square, Scallop Circle.

I just love this "goth-inspired" card! I used the baby-wipe technique to get the multiple colors on the stamped image.

Supplies used: From the Crypt Stamp set, All Holidays Stamp set, Night & Day Specialty DSP (from Holiday mini), Colors: Basic Black, Whisper White & Riding Hood Red (Retired).
I love the Starbucks Frappaccino's and I usually save the bottles when I'm done. I used this one to make a cool candy bottle. I used Black Staz-on ink to stamp the spiders on the glass. I messed up several times, before I figured out I should quit trying to roll the stamp ont eh curvy parts of the bottle and just press firmly to get the rubber to go around it. Oh well... good thing I had some Staz-on Remover to wipe off my mistakes!

Supplies Used: From the Crypt Stamp Set; Cast-a-Spell DSP; 1-1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon in Old Olive; Color Scheme: Old Olive, Basic Black, Whisper White; Punches: Eyelet Border, Wide Oval, 1-3/8" Circle.
I just came up with the "wrap around" design to go over a box of candy. Not much to it, and very easy to do! I used the Embossing Resist technique on Mr. Skully.

Supplies Used: From the Crypt Stamp Set, Grateful Greetings stamp set (from the mini); color Scheme: Rich Razzleberry, Basic Black, Old Olive.
These were super easy and super fast candy treat bags! A couple of score lines in some cardstock, slap on a piece of DSP, wrap it around a cello bag with candy, add a stamped tag, some ribbon... and voila!

Supplies Used: From the Crypt Stamp Set; Grateful Greetings Stamp Set; Holiday Best Hostess Set; Cast-a-Spell DSP; 1-1/4" Strpied Grosgrain Ribbon (all colors)
These little halloween ornaments were also very easy and fun to make using the fanned flower technique.

Supplies Used: Batty for You stamp set; Punches: Scallop Edge, Scallop Circle, 1-3/8" Circle

Friday, September 4, 2009

7th Annual Holiday Stamp Camp in El Paso!

A group of local Stampin' Up! Demonstrators will be hosting a fun filled day full of card and project making for all of the upcoming holidays. Make plans to join us today!

Saturday October 10, 2009
1:00 to 5:00 PM

$20.00 for early registration
$25.00 the day of the event
(all fees are non-refundable)

Click Here to download the flyer & registration form!
Space is limited, so reserve your spot today!
We'll Have Lots of Door Prizes & 3 Raffles!

All the latest and greatest news and promotions!

The Holiday Mini Is Here!!!

Click Here to download your copy or contact me for your very own print version!

Sweet Rewards Hostess Promotion (9/1 - 11/30)
Host a $250 workshop and get any item* in the
Holiday Mini Catalog for just $10!
Click Here to download the flyer!

*Excludes hostess sets and My Digital Studio

Growth Chart special offer (ends September 30!)
Get the limited-time Décor Elements Growth chart--only available through September 30--and get a FREE Décor Elements applicator!

Click Here to download the flyer!

Stampin' Up! has partnered with Build-a-Bear Workshops!
The exclusively designed collection includes stamp sets, Designer Series papers and Sizzix dies providing young and young-at-heart Build-A-Bear Workshop enthusiast endless handcrafted possibilities for scrapbook pages, cards, invitations, home décor and more.

Check out the holiday mini catalog to see all these adorable products!

August Club Projects

I'm sorry I have been completely MIA lately! August was a very hectic month for us here. All three of us were sick earlier in the month, we held William and his cousin's birthday party here at the house, and we had family in town!

I'm finally getting around to updating around here, and I'm going to start with a post of the projects we made in my clubs last month. We made a tri-shutter card and a monogram notepad using the cottage wall DSP. I fell in love with Rich Razzleberry after making these projects! :o)

You can download the full project supply & spec sheets at the end of this post!

Stamps Used: One of a Kind, Pocket Silhouettes, Contempo Alphabet

Click Here to download the supply & spec sheet for the notepad.

Click Here to download the supply & spec sheet for the Tri-Shutter Card.

Click Here to view the tutorial at SCS for a Tri-Shutter Card.

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