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May 2010

Things I Love Gift Card Holder

I love making gift card holders and at this time of year I have alot ot requests from my customers for gift certificates for teachers.  Do you have a favorite teacher that loves to stamp, get them a gift certificate to show your appreciation!!!

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This one has a prepaid Stampin' Up! Debit Card in it and this is just another perk of being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.  We can earn lots of FREE stuff!!!!

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I used the Things I Love stamp set and the Bella's Border wheel.  The ink colors are Bermuda Bay (retiring this year), Melon Mambo, & Chocolate Chip.

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May special, click HERE to view the flyer or click HERE for more info on the current specials.


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Baby Gift - Name Frame for Katie

My friend Melissa asked me if I could help her design a name frame for a dear friend's baby and of course I agreed.  My daughter, a future SU demo, helped us. :-) 

You can do so much more than just make cards with Stampin' Up! products, I hope you get some great ideas from my blog to show you how you can use your Stampin' Up! supplies to make just about anything!!

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We used the Tea Party DSP and all the coordinating colors of card stock.  We added some Beautiful Butterflies and some Beautiful Wings with the Big Shot and the letters are from the Serif Essentials Alphabet set.

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Here are the girls with their handiwork!!  The baby shower is Thursday and I know the mom and her guests will love this!!!

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Would you like to join my team of demonstrators, there is a special starting on June 1st so be sure to come back.  

  


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For Sale - Mini Scrapbook in a Tin - Baby Girl

Itsagirlbookin I have a number of these adorable Mini Scrapbooks in a Tin for sale. These will make a wonderful gift for a new mom, grandmother or as a keepsake for your own daughter.  This item is handmade by me and comes fully assembled with the exception of the journaling and photos that you will add.

ItsagirlbookoutIf you would like the bookmark personalized, you must let me know what letter/initial you would like in the "special instructions" section of the paypal checkout or it will be sent without one.  

Itsagirlbook This is a completed item, not a kit so I am allowed to sell it to my Canadian readers.   :-)  If you view my posts in a reader, you will need to come to my blog to access the paypal button.

It's A Girl

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June Card Kit of the Month

Featured Stamp Set: Elements of Style

Featured Accessories: Mini Vintage Tags (not included in the kit)

You will receive all of the consumable supplies needed to create 12 cards. You will also receive 2 additional full color samples in the emailed instructions of “alternative” cards that you can make with the contents of the kit! In addition, you will receive step by step instructions on how to complete each of the 4 designs. The price of the Card Kit is $16.95 please add $3 (in the US) if you need me to ship it to you.   Orders will be processed each week.

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Add-on Products:

  • Pretty in Pink Classic Ink ($5.95)
  • More Mustard Classic Ink ($5.95)
  • Old Olive Classic Ink ($5.95)
  • Soft Suede Classic Ink ($5.95)
  • Mat Pack ($9.95)
  • Paper Piercing Tool ($3.50) 

Other Optional Purchases:

  • Stampin’ Dimensionals ($3.95)
  • SNAIL Adhesive ($6.95)
  • Bone Folder ($6.95)
  • Paper Snips ($9.95)
Card Kit


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Stampin' Up! Cruise - Maho Beach, St Maarten

While on the Stampin' Up! Cruise, we stopped on the island of St. Maarten/St. Martin.  For those of you who don't know, it is an island governed by two countries, the Netherlands and France.

The Princess Juiliana Airport sits on the edge of the island and it is so close to the edge that it is literally the ocean, the beach, a small two lane road and then the runway.  The incoming aircraft have to fly right over the beach (very low I might add) as they are landing.  There is a restaurant/bar on the beach that has a surfboard at the entrance listing the times of all incoming flights for the day.  Here is a compilation of three videos I took while I was there

How did you like that huge plane at the end!!  The boys (my husband and his buddies, Tom and Tom) were standing directly under that one as it passed over head and after it went over, the Jet Blast literally sprayed them with sand.  We had so much fun on this trip and we spent it with some wonderful friends.

Let me help you earn a FREE trip with Stampin' Up! Today is the last day to join my team of demonstrators and receive two Technique DVD's in your kit as well as an any price stamp set from me out of the BRAND NEW CATALOG!!!  Click HERE to join and choose the "Start your own business" tab.  Be sure to have all your info ready to make the process go smoothly.   Please call me if you have any questions. 307-673-4760 and I will call you back on my dime.

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Kristen's Purse with the Scallop Squre Die

Kristen and Donna were here on Friday to make their quilted purses using the Scallop Square Big Shot die.  Kristen made hers a bit bigger than mine and it turned out really neat!!   She had NEVER run a sewing maching before, didn't she do an awesome job!!!  She brought her mom's machine and she learned how to wind the bobbin and set the tension in addition to sewing with it.  She had so much fun and was so proud of herself, I see a sewing machine purchase in her future!

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Donna wanted to finish hers at home so hopefully I will get a picture sometime when she brings it to class. :-)

Do you want to make your own quilted purse?  Come to a class.  Have a couple of friends that would like to join you?  Let's schedule a private class.

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The Pickle Jar

Friday night was Cindy's workshop and she had it here in my Stampin' Studio.  She showed up at my door with the most beautiful Fruit Pizza (forgot to take a picture of it!!) I have ever seen and a lovely bunch of flowers for me.  She is so sweet!! 

Flowers I had to confess that I did not have a vase and she mentioned using a Mason Jar. I thought surely I had a Mason Jar and went to look.  All I could find was an emply pickle jar that I have saved for the kids in case we find a really cool bug, frog, turtle, etc.  I grabbed the pickle jar and added the flowers.  It just didn't look right, a beautiful bouquet of flowers in a pickle jar with a label on it.  I had about 5 minutes before the rest of the guests arrived so I scurried around in my studio and this is what I came up with.  I used a piece of Designer Series Paper from the Flock Together pack, the Beautiful Butterflies Big Shot Die, the Square Lattice Impressions Folder and a button from the Button Latte set.  The wrap slips on and off so I can change it.  I was literally done in under 5 minutes.  I am thrilled with it!!  Now I have a "vase" and I can customize it to my liking!!

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Fathers's Day Class Added to my Calendar

New class added to my calendar in June.  Tuesday, June 8th from 10-12 or 6-8 come make a mini scrapbook for DAD.  This mini scrapbook is kept in a decorated tin and I just know Dad will love it!! 

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I was inspired by one that Dawn Olchefske made and thought it would make a GREAT Father's Day Gift.  The cost of the class is $15 and if you cannot make it, you can purchase a kit, kits will come with the mini scrapbook assembled.

Wonderful Father

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Technique Geeks Class - Butterfly Pansies

I had my monthly Technique Geeks Class this past Saturday.  I was expecting 10 but one of my gals had unexpected company so she couldn't attend.  The nine of us had a blast!! 

Butterfly Pansies is one of the techniques we learned.  The gals really loved this card with the bookmark.

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I took the pansies and added them to a tag from the Two Tags die and turned it into a bookmark. 

Here is another sample, this one uses Elegant Eggplant card stock but the same reinkers.

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Supplies: Elements of Style Clear Mount stamp set, Big Shot, Little Leaves die, Square Lattice Impressions Folder, Two Tags Bigz die, Old Olive, Certainly Celery, Elegant Eggplant, Orchid Opulence, Crushed Curry, Wide Oval, Designer Label, 1 1/4 and 1" punches. 

I have a file for sale that includes the first 43 techniques we learned.  It is $14.95 and you can find the paypal link for it HERE

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NEW Class Kit in the Mail!

ETA - kits are sold out, thanks!!  Since I love the Watercolor Trio set, I chose to use it in a recent private class.  I have a few leftover kits and I just know you will want one or two. :-)

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You will get all the supplies including the die cut boxes, Scallop Oval punchouts and precut ribbon (buttons and tissue paper are not included) to make three Fancy Favor boxes and three matching Greeting Cards.  You will need to supply the stamps, ink and adhesives. The kits are only $14.95 each including shipping to you.

Add Bitty Buttons and or Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack and I will pay your tax and shipping.  Kits without the add ons are ready to ship tomorrow.

If you would like to add the Watercolor Trio clear (120084 $ 16.95) or wood mounted (117050 $22.95) stamp set to your kit order, CONTACT ME for a paypal invoice.

Fancy Favor box & card kit

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May Online Monthly Project Club

I am so excited to offer you this service!!!  My Online Project Club.  Each month, you will receive a tutorial showing you how to make the "Online Project of the Month"  Each full color tutorial will include over 20 pages of pictures with step-by-step instructions and can be yours for under $8 a month. 

You can see and purchase the other 30 issues I have available for purchase HERE

May 2010 Stencil Card Trio & Frame Set

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What’s old is new again! Stencils are back in style with Stampin’ Up!’s fashionable designs perfect for creating cards, scrapbook pages, fabric projects, 3-D projects and all kinds of home décor! Stampin’ Up! Decor Stencils coordinate with stamp sets and accessories making them a must have addition to your paper crafting supplies. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to use stencils with ink, pastels, heat embossing, and stencil paste. Plus the bonus Stenciling 101 Tutorial will help you explore even more creative options!

 

These project feature the Elegant Trio Decor Stencils and the Thank You Kindly stamp set.  The elegant styling and monochromatic colors make this a perfect set to create and use year-round or give as gifts for many occasions.  Be inspired, learn some new techniques, and then create a variety of projects on your own featuring stencils for paper crafting projects like cards and scrapbooks, and also for home decor on frames, vases, walls and furniture.  Have fun with the possibilities.

In this class, you will make:

· Three cards featuring different stencil techniques

· One stenciled photo frame project

· Bonus Stenciling 101 Instructions


You may purchase the following products at a 15% discount through June 13th, 2010 if you purchase this months project tutorial, regular shipping and tax will apply.  This discount cannot be combined with any other offers:
  • Elegant Trio decor Stencils 1182662 $9.95 $8.46
  • Thank You Kindly stamp set $13.95 $11.86
  • Stampin' Pastels 1055442  $24.95  $21.18
  • Sponge Daubers $10.95 $9.31
  • Decor Accents Chunky Frame 117599 $19.95

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Goodbye Southern Caribbean, Hello Wyoming!!!!

Third post today.

Ahhh, the Stampin' Up! cruise to the Southern Caribbean, it was so much fun.  The weather was good, the water was beautiful and the company was the best!!!  It was so good while it lasted but we did have to come back to reality. :-)  Here are a few photos for you.

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This plane is going to fly right over my head and land at the airport on St Maarten roughly 100 yards from where I am standing.  We are on Maho Beach.  I have a video of the planes flying over us that I will share later.

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We took a tour of Antigua and stopped here, (cannot remember where here is though!!) 

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My Stampin' buddies at Cane Bay on St. Croix.  We went snorkeling for the first time here and it was really cool.  These are official Stampin' Up! cover-ups, and they are the bomb-diggity, right Tom!!!

We got home earlier this week and now I am looking at THIS!!!!!! Yes people that is snow and alot of it!!  We just got the call that school is letting out early.....what is going on here, this is May!!

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Door Prize Winners!!

If you placed an order during my Cruise Special, your name went into the drawing for the following Door Prizes.

In the interest of privacy, I will not be listing last names.  You do not need to contact me to claim your prize, I already have your address and it will be coming to you. :-)

Thanks to everyone who placed an order, I really appreciate it!!

 
1. Level 1 hostess set of your choice from my stash Brenda C
2. Level 2 hostess set of your choice from my stash Jan Z
3. Level 3 hostess set of your choice from my stash Joy G
4. Awash with Flowers stamp set Stacey P
5. Birthday Bliss Card Kit with stamp set Cindy T
6. Coffee Cup Cozy Dawn S
7. Summer Mini Catalog Product Share Sondra N
8. Glassine Bag with ribbon Marlene J
9. An any price stamp set from the NEW catalog in July Geri K
10. Card Kit from my HUGE stash of kits Jan J
 
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More Items Added to the Clearance Rack

Stampin' Up! has just added over 20 additional items to the Clearance Rack.  Click HERE and then click Clearance Rack in the left column.

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They have added the Fashion District Rub-Ons that coordinate perfectly with the Canvas Cuts also on the Clearance Rack.  I have a video on using these two items together and you can view it HERE
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Place your orders online through my website HERE

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Island Oasis Party Favor Boxes

Islandpartyboxes These Island Oasis Party Favor Boxes are just so cute, I had to have them. :-)  You can put the Belly Band around the box with the flaps flat or you can punch holes with the Horizontal Slot punch and slide the band through with the flaps up.  Here is a picture of the flap after I punched the holes.

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These little gems are on page 27 in the NEW Summer Mini Catalog and are also a part of my Summer Mini Product Share.  

Click HERE to see what you get in your Share!

Summer Mini Product Club

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Barbsiggytree 

PS-Please say a little prayer for my friend Phyllis who lost her son in a tragic car accident this past weekend.


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