Saturday, May 30, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Have you ever seen a cutout dress used on a card before? I have to confess that I hadn't. I like to get ideas from other stampers, so when I saw a version of this card this morning done by a demonstrator named Eileen LeFevre, I knew I just had to CASE this card. My first thought was "Where would I use this?" Then I remembered that someone very special to my daughter, Elizabeth, was married this past Saturday. The original was so elegant, using vellum cardstock for the dress and dotted window sheets for the background. I used what I had and came up with a beautiful card in its own right. The 'dress' starts out with Taste of Textiles Specialty Paper (on sale this month) and is cut out and embossed using the Big Shot.
Want to try making this card? I will have the pattern and materials available next Thursday, May 21 at my Big Shot Workshop starting at 7:00 P.M. Contact me for details at email@example.com. I hope to see you there.
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Right now there are three wonderful promotions during the Month of May. My favorite is the Buy 3-get 1 FREE paper promotion to go along with National Scrapbooking Month. Purchase 3 packs of cardstock or DSP and get the 4th one FREE. I plan on stocking up during this sale!
There is also a great deal on a new stamp set coming out in the upcoming 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog. It is called the Jumble Alphabet Stamp set and is 20% off the regular price of $43.95. That means you can get a set of 52 double-mounted stamps for just $35.16.
The third promotion is the Scrapbooking Starter Kit Promotion. Now you can become a demonstrator for as little as $75.00. Can you believe it? If money is tight, but you still would like to be a demonstrator, now is definately the time to join. I've posted the details below. Call me if you have any questions.
Scrapbooking Starter Kit Promotion
Dates: May 1-31, 2009
In celebration of National Scrapbooking Month, join Stampin' Up! as a demonstrator for only $75 with our limited-time Scrapbooking Starter Kit. The Scrapbooking Starter Kit contains the following:
Schoolbook Serif Alphabet stamp set*
Simply Scrappin' Petal Party
Earth Elements Assorted textured card stock (12" x 12")
Whisper White Craft Stampin' Pad
*Substitutable for any stamp set up to $43.95 value.
Please note: Each of the products listed above may be substituted for like items. Please see the Scrapbooking Starter Kit Order Form for details.The Scrapbooking Starter Kit also contains all the business supplies contained in the standard Starter Kit:
Getting Started DVD
Getting Started Guide
Guest Invitation Postcard (100)
Idea Book & Catalog (8)
Occasions Mini Catalog (8)
To My Hostess Envelope (10)
Recruit Folders (5)
Recruit Brochures (20)
Hostess Brochure (20)
Hostess Benefits Form (10)
Customer Order Form (50)
Things to Remember
Scrapbooking Starter Kit orders may be submitted either through the Online Independent Demonstrator Agreement (IDA) or mailed to Stampin' Up! at the following address:
Stampin' Up!12907 S. 3600 W.Riverton, UT 84065
The business supplies in the promotional Scrapbooking Starter Kit are the same business supplies that are in the existing Starter Kit; no alternative selections can be made for business items.
New recruits have the option of purchasing either the standard $199 Starter Kit OR the $75 Scrapbooking Starter Kit with a different product offering.
Sizzix will be sending an e-mail to their approximately 250,000 e-newsletter subscribers the first part of May. Included in this messaging will be an invitation to become a Stampin' Up! demonstrator with the $75 Scrapbooking Starter Kit.
The standard Starter Kit ($199) will continue to be available during this promotional period. On the Online IDA, the promotional Scrapbooking Starter Kit will appear as an additional option.
Recruits who join Stampin' Up! by purchasing the Scrapbooking Starter Kit are still eligible for any programs available to a new recruit. This includes but is not limited to the Extra 10% Instant Income offer, Stampin' Start, and the opportunity to purchase a Business Booster Kit.
A Starter Kit Order Form for the $75 Scrapbooking Starter Kit will be available for download on the Demonstrator Web Site, but will not be available for purchase as a supply item.
Demonstrators choosing the Scrapbooking Starter Kit may still purchase the Stampin' Memories Add-On for the regular price.
The Scrapbooking Starter Kit is not available for purchase by active demonstrators. This kit is only available to new recruits.
New recruits who purchase the standard Starter Kit may not purchase the Scrapbooking Starter Kit. Instead, they may purchase the Stampin' Memories Add-On for an additional $50.
Deadline for the Scrapbooking Starter Kit IDA:
Mail: Friday, May 29, 2009
Online: Sunday, May 31, 2009; 11:59 PM (MT)
Q: Can I choose a different stamp set for the special scrapbooking-focused Starter Kit?A: Yes! As with our regular Starter Kit, we have a recommended stamp set, but you can choose a different one valued at $43.95 or less.
Q: What business items will appear in my specially-priced Starter Kit? A: You will receive the same business supplies found in the full-priced Starter Kit.
Q: What is the deadline to join Stampin' Up! with the specially-priced Starter Kit?A: Mailed IDAs must be received in the Stampin' Up! office on or before Friday, May 29, 2009. Online IDAs must be submitted before 11:50 PM (MT) on Sunday, May 31.
Q: Will the regular-priced Starter Kit be available during this time? A: Yes. New recruits will be able to choose between the full regular-priced Starter Kit or the specially- priced, scrapbooking-focused Starter Kit.
Q: If a new recruit purchases the discounted Starter Kit, will she still be eligible for new recruit benefits? A: Yes! New recruits who purchase the special scrapbooking-focused Starter Kit will still be eligible to receive all new recruit benefits including, but not limited to the Extra 10% Instant Income offer, Stampin' Start, and the opportunity to purchase a Business Booster Kit.
Q: Can my new recruit purchase the regular Starter Kit as well as the scrapbooking-focused Starter Kit?A: No. They can, however, purchase the Stampin' Memories Add-On with the purchase of the regular Starter Kit.
Q: Do you have any tips for making the most of the scrapbooking promotions?A: Yes! Visit the Making the Most of the Scrapbooking Starter Kit Promotion web page.
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
I'm not sure who created this beautiful tiered box. I copied a picture of it some time ago from Split Coast Stampers website. There are wonderful ideas to help you be creative. I have copied the pattern and made my own, though I don't have any pictures of them. (Thanks, Georgia, for getting me the directions and dimensions.) I gave them away before I got out the camera. Oh, well. Anytime I've had someone watch while I assemble one of these, they are always amazed at what you can do with paper! Would you like to learn how to make this box? It's really not that difficult. Contact me to join a Thursday night card club or host a workshop. It's possible to earn free merchandise either way. I'm hoping you'll help me reach my goal for the next two months.