Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Sale-A-Bration ENDS TOMORROW !!!!!

Believe it or not, Sale-A-Bration ends tomorrow, March 31!!!  If you have not taken advantage of this great offer, hurry on over to my website, or give me a call to get your order placed.  Remember, for every $50 ordered, you get one item FREE from the Sale-A-Bration catalog.  Don't like what you see?  Check out the last page of that catalog.  You will find a large list of stamps from the 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog that you can order instead.  Stampin' Up! has given you the customer, many, many choices from which to choose.  Have you been "On the Fence" about becoming a demonstrator?  Do you order on average $100 a month or $300/quarter?  Want to save money buying you own paper, stamps, or tools?  The Stampin' Up! starter kit is on sale now 15% off the regular price!  More information can be found on my website.  Click HERE, or call me at (309)221-0978.  If you decide you want to get started, just stay on that page and click on 'JOIN NOW'  My recruiter password is God's Grace.  Keep checking in for more new samples.

Happy Stamping,


Twila

Friday, March 26, 2010

Movers & Shapers Oval Die

Stampin' Up! Movers and Shapers is a die I haven't used in over a year.  While trying to come up with card designs for my  Card Club last week, I decided to  bring this one out.  Though I haven't used it in a while, I have occasionally thought about it because Stampin' Up! has come out with two new sets of shaped dies to use with it.  One was  a holiday set offered in the Holiday Mini catalog, and the other is a set offered in the Occasions Mini.  This catalog is still good until April 30 and has the cutest things!  I felt this card needed a little something in the bottom half, so I added the butterfly  cut from the Sweet Pea DSP using the Bigz Beautiful Butterfly Die, then embossed using the texturz plate.
The sentiment is from the Oval All stamp set.  If you'd like to learn more about making this card, just give me a call at (309) 221-0978 and we'll work something out.



Happy Stamping,

Twila

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Animal Stories

Don't you just love finding cute creations for those special little ones in your life?  This cute card is created using the 'Animal Stories' stamp set along with the coordinating Tall Tales Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up!.  I love how Stampin' Up! gives us the names of colors included in the designer series papers.  It makes coordinating cards so easy!  Wouldn't you love to learn how to make cards like this?  Join my card club!  There are still two months left of this cycle.  Would you like me to show you and a group of your friends how to make this card?  Why not book a workshop?  With a minimum $150 in sales, you will earn hostess benefits, which means FREE merchandise!  Don't like making cards?  Do you like to scrapbook?  Stampin' Up! has great embellishments for your special memories!  Let me show you how.  Give me a call at (309) 221-0978.

Happy Stamping,

Twila

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Decorative NotePad

Have you ever wanted a really great way to carry a notepad around in your purse or briefcase that looks great, as well?  Does this look good to you?  Maybe you'd like to learn how to make one.  I'd be glad to show you how.  Just book your own workshop, and I'll be glad to demonstrate this and other projects for you and your friends.  Don't have the time, but would like one anyway?  Give me a call, and we'll work out the details!  Can you guess what this was originally?  Leave me a comment and let me know what you think, and I'll let you know in my next post!  If you're a demonstrator, no fair!  You've probably already made one for yourself!  A little tricky to cut, but still fun.

Happy Stamping,
 
Twila




p.s.  This is the inside, complete with slots for a notepad or whatever else you need to keep handy.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Day Care - n - for A Cure

This Saturday, I'm participating in a scrapbook crop with a Relay for Life team.  I was asked to be a vendor for the scrapbookers attending.  This is the make & take I have planned for the attendees.  It's quick, easy and very useful.  ????  It's a corner bookmark!  Put it over the corner of the page you are reading, close the book, and when you are ready to start reading again, your page is easy to find.  Oh, and the paper is from the Good Neighbor paper pack from the Sale-A-Bration, which means you can earn it for FREE with a $50 purchase!
If you find you have the time and want a dedicated day to scrapbook, let me know.  I'll put you in touch with the organizers.  Cost is $25. 
Do you want a dedicated day to scrapbook, but can't do it until next month?  The Salvation Army is hosting Scrap N Chat, on April 10 from 9 - 4.  Cost is only $20, and includes food, fun, goody bags, and fellowship.

Happy Stamping,

Twila

Monday, March 8, 2010

Explosion Card

How about something new and unusual for a fun card?  Would you like something that 'explodes' when you open the card?  Before you open this, it looks like the average card, though decorated for something special, ut upon opening this card, you get a pleasant surprise.  The special paper folds allow it to 'explode' when the card is opened.  I have to thank another demonstrator for showing this idea at a recent scrapbook crop I attended.  I didn't ask for the directions then, but came home and asked others.  Thanks to yet another demonstrator, Cindy, for providing a template.
Are you interested in learning how to do this card?  It really isn't difficult.  Call me and ask me to demonstrate this card at your own workshop, where you can still earn FREE merchandise from the Sale-A-Bration catalog until the end of this month.  I can be reached at (309) 221-0978 or e-mail me at tmustain@centurytel.net.

Happy Stamping,

Twila

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Big Shot Purse

Well, I finally got it done!  What?  You don't know what I'm talking about, do you?  Remember the teaser from a week or so ago with the fabric cut into scallop squares?  Well, I finally finished my project.  It's a Purse!  Actually, I'm thinking of using it to carry catalogs.  What do you think?  I really like the bright colors.  In case you're wondering, I deliberately sewed the seams 'backwards'.  Since I used Stampin' Up's Scallop Square Die and the Big Shot to cut the fabric, I wanted the scallops to show.  I've seen so many different versions of this made with various color schemes and sizes.  I'd really like to know your opinion, so feel free to leave a comment.  I do moderate the comments before they are posted, so don't be alarmed if it doesn't show up right away.

Thanks for stopping by and for your patience while I worked on this.

Happy Stamping,

Twila

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Abundant Hope - reborn

While making up some extra cards for my Card Club members that were absent, I decided to make this card in a brighter color.  I originally wanted YoYo Yellow, but didn't have it handy, so decided to try Melon Mambo, since it was already cut and on my worktable.  What do you think.  I like a brighter color.  It reminds me that Spring is coming (one of these cold, snowy days).  I also added the Mother's Day sentiment from the 'Messages for MOM' stamp set.  I'll definitely be using that set for some upcoming events.

And for those of you checking back to see what I did with the scallop squares, please be patient.  I am finally starting to put them together and hope to have a finished product in the next couple of days.



Happy Stamping,

Twila