Saturday, May 29, 2010

Downline Coffee Meeting

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Today we discussed lots of things about convention—we’re all getting hyped up about that and earning the next incentive trip, including getting bookings.

The girls enjoyed making fun projects—see below.

 

I finally got inspired to make one of the cute boxes that Spencer Willis demonstrated at convention years ago.  Someone posted the directions on her blog so I tried.  It was so much fun!

We used the Kaliedascope DSP so they are bright and cheery.

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Here’s what it looks like opened:

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Watercolor Trio---love it!

I forget what this technique is called but you stamp the design several times on wet cardstock---in the same area. 

Then you dry the paper and stamp one more time.  This time, the image is clear and precise making the water color behind it look great.

 

 

 

Then the inside:

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I used my new set—Herb Expressions—that I got FREE for Sale a Bration Sales. 

Friday, May 28, 2010

Stampin’ Up! Offers Mini Demo Kit for only $99

I’m so excited that they are offering a discounted kit so that more of you can take advantage of my special offer.  I’d like to re-offer this special to you for the month of June! 

I have some fabulous things planned to help new demos get off the ground running.

My additional special is this: Sign up with me by June 30th and receive 4 FREE classes in the next 3 months (over $120 worth of classes), plus the usual advantages of being a Joyful Heart demonstrator—check out below.

All projects will also be available with directions if you choose not to come to the class but make your projects on your own time.

These classes will include:

1. A Bag Makeover with dies from the Big Shot ($30 class)

2. Stamp A Stack Occasions Cards  15 cards  ($25 class)

3. Recipe Book Album Class ($35 class)

4. Scrapbook Class—4 2-page spreads ($30 class)

So, when you purchase the Mini Kit with $190 worth of stamping and business supplies, you can take the FREE classes and run or join our special events only for Demonstrators and enjoy the extra perks of being in my group:

  • Monthly gatherings to learn more stamping ideas, and share your success, receive awards.
  • FREE monthly club classes for the first 6 months
  • Quarterly Group Breakfast –swaps, demos, prizes and more
  • Specialized training
  • First workshop is done by me!

I am looking to help 5 people to become demos this month!  And, I’m committed to helping you get a good footing, even if you’re new to stamping—with this inexpensive kit and these free classes, you cannot go wrong!

 

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Watercolor Trio 6 for 10 Card Class

I’d like to offer Terri’s class to you.  I love this box and I thought you might too. 

Class details:

Create a beautiful handmade box tied with the gorgeous 
Vanilla Satin Ribbon and filled with 6 beautiful cards, with envelopes, in Kraft, Vanilla and Not Quite Navy (a few use the Bella Bleu Designer Series Paper).   IMG_1394
Two dates to choose from:
Monday, July 5th @ 7PM or

Monday July 19th @ 7PM

The stamp set is yours to keep! You get to choose Wood Mount or Clear Mount (please bring clear blocks, or let me know if you need to order them and I will give you the cost).

Wood Mount: $36.00
Clear Mount: $30.00

Space is limited to 8 people in each class. Please email me to reserve your space.

Reservation Deadline is Monday, June 21st as space remains.

here are 4 of the card samples you’ll make:

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Card Ideas for You

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*4 ¼" X 8 ½" cardstock for card base
*Score at 2 1/8" and 6 3/8"
*Add a "front panel" by adhering ONLY on left side
SUPPLIES/INSTRUCTIONS FOR CARD AS SHOWN:
*2 pieces DSP:  2" X 4"
*3 ¼" X 3 ¼" Colored Cardstock, 3" X 3" White (for front Panel)
*12" Ribbon-tie around front panel before adhere to card front

 

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*Main Card:  4 ¼" X 8 ½", Score at 5 ½"
*Smaller Card:  3" X 8", Score at 4"
SUPPLIES/INSTRUCTIONS FOR CARD AS SHOWN:
*DSP for inside main card:  4" X 5 ¼"
*DSP for top of main card:  4" X 2 ¾"
*Stamped layer on small card:  2 ¾" 3 ¾" White

 


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*Card Base:  8 ½" 5 ½"-fold in half, like for regular card, then "back-fold"
the top
*Add layer over the folded edge, just adhering on the left side
SUPPLIES/INSTRUCTIONS FOR CARD AS SHOWN:
*DSP:  1 ¾" X 5 ¼"
*Stamped Layer:  3" X 3" White, 3 ¼" X 3 ¼" Colored

 


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*Card Base:  4 ¼" X 8 ½"-fold in half
*Layer can be any size/shape
*To adhere top layer, lay folded card on top of scrap of 5 ½" X 4 ¼" cardstock and adhere top layer up over the fold to make the total height the same as scrap-this will give you an overall size card that will fit in a regular envelope!
SUPPLIES/INSTRUCTIONS FOR CARD AS SHOWN:
*DSP:  4" X 4"
*Stamped Layer:  3" X 3" White, 3 ¼" X 3 ¼" Colored
*Ribbon:  14"

My First Ever Recipe Album Class

Do you love knowing that the recipe you’re trying is tried and true? 

Have you considered beginning scrapbooking?

Have you ever thought about trying digital scrapbooking?

If you can say ‘yes’ to any one of these questions, check the options below to find the offering that is right for you:

  • Digital Recipe Book—this class includes the purchase of My Digital Studio, cost $79.95 (plus shipping and tax) and personalized training in the Digital Studio with instructions to create each page using different techniques which will translate into scrapbooking ideas for you to use in the future.recipe book-001

      This class can include some of your favorite family recipes too.

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Class fee to include:

--My Digital Studio software  ($79.95) for MAC or PC

--1 FREE class for training in My Digital Studio

--1 FREE class for training in the the recipe book.

--additional post-classes available at minimal cost if you need more help—scheduled as needed.

Note: You will provide your own laptop for these classes.  You may print your own pages on your printer or order a bound album through my website at your cost (avg. $40)

Class Dates: Saturday, June 26th 3-7PM (bring a snack to share)

                         Saturday, July 17th 3-7 PM (bring a snack to share)

Class Fee: ($79.95 plus shipping and tax--$93.22)

Deadline for registration: June 12th

After signing up, submit your favorite recipe to me for approval and admission.    

When you print your album through SU, I will give you a free download of the scallop border punch

 

Alternate Type:

  • 6X6 Traditional Album Recipe Book: Not into computers?  This class offers a scrapbooking taste while completing a beautiful album full of some of my family’s favorite recipes (please note, we have a PA Dutch background—known for their good food).  I want to pass this legacy on to my children, so I decided to create this album for them and I thought you might enjoy getting in on it!IMG_1389

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Class Fee includes:

--6X6 Olive post bound album ($10.95)

--1 Pack of Island Oasis Designer Paper  ($9.95)

--Assortment of 12X12 Cardstock, accessories, etc. ($7.95)

Class Date:   July 18th 3-7PM

Class Fee: $35

Registration Deadline: June 30th

Each Recipe will be preprinted and you will decorate each page to be beautiful and appealing—you’ll want to cook just so you can enjoy using your album!

  • You may also choose to do the project on your own.  The packet will includes photos and instructions for each page. Please include $5 shipping cost if you’d like it shipped to you.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Watercolor

I apologize that you haven’t gotten any new stuff on here lately.  We had our Homeschool Program which 6 of us graduating mom’s had to plan and execute and Tyler’s graduation!  I slept in and feel revived today!

 

I love this new set, Watercolor Trio---you’ll see this technique 139in the June Stampin’ University Classes!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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And watercoloring is perfect for this set—Elements of Style!

 

 

 

 

 

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This watercolor technique is done by spritzing watercolor paper with water, then stamping the design several times, then dry and stamp one time on top.  I love Julie’s version of this set!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Card Swap

We have some very talented gals in our group and I wanted to highlight some of the swaps from Saturday’s Joyful Heart Breakfast.

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This card was designed by Diane Silver, one of our newer demos.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What a creative accent to your 4th of July parties with this napkin and plastic ware holder!

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This swap was designed by Carol Barr.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This swap was designed by Julie Gearinger.  Can you see all the shimmer she added with the smooch spritz.  I’m pretty sure this will be one of June’s projects!

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Monthly classes this week

I promised I’d post the projects for this month

Here is the scrapbook page we’ll be doing at the scrapbook classes:

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You’ll learn an unusual way to use your scallop trim corner punch and we’ll be using one of my favorite sets: For All You Do

 

Here are the 3 cards that we’re doing at the card making classes:

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We’ll be using alot of Big Shot dies for these cards.  You’ll learn some cool new ways to use your big shot.

The National Scrapbooking Month special is listed here which includes the brads you see on the first card.

The third card here is done with white staz on on window sheets for a really neat look—sorry you just can’t see it on the picture.

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If you haven’t registered for either of these classes yet, you need to do so today.  Click here to see the times and locations.

Friday, May 7, 2010

New Demonstrator Special for May

From April 1-May 31, join Stampin' Up! as a demonstrator and receive two FREE technique DVDs (2007-2008 and 2008-2009 Workshop Wow DVDs).

This is Stampin’ Up! Special valued at $42

My additional special is this: Sign up with me by May 31st and receive 4 FREE classes in the next 3 months (over $120 worth of classes), plus the usual advantages of being a Joyful Heart demonstrator—check out below.

All projects will also be available with directions if you choose not to come to the class but make your projects on your own time.

These classes will include:

1. A Bag Makeover with dies from the Big Shot ($30 class)

2. Stamp A Stack Occasions Cards  15 cards  ($25 class)

3. Recipe Book Album Class (does not include album)  $40 class

4. Father’s Day Journal  ($25 class)

So, when you purchase the Demonstrator Kit with $199 worth of stamping supplies, you can take the FREE classes and run or join our special events only for Demonstrators and enjoy the extra perks of being in my group:

  • Monthly gatherings to learn more stamping ideas, and share your success, receive awards.
  • FREE monthly club classes for the first 6 months
  • Quarterly Group Breakfast –swaps, demos, prizes and more
  • Specialized training
  • First workshop is done by me!

Paper Crisis

Houston, we have a problem!  I know that I promised you that we’d have all the retiring cardstock available til the end of May!  Well, that was before Stampin’ Up! realized that there might be a crisis.  There has been a huge demand for some of the colors and unfortunately their paper mills/suppliers are busy creating all the new colors and may not be able to supply both.  So, I’m just telling you that if you are wanting to get some of your favorite colors that are going out, you’ll want to do that sooner rather than later!  As the Cardstock becomes unavailable, they will fill the orders with textured Cardstock until it’s gone.

I’m going to extend my special  for the next week:

Place a $50 online and choose 2 FREE packs of 8 1/2 X 11 cardstock for free (email me right away with those colors so I can get them ordered for you).  If you place a $70 order, you may choose 2 packs of 12 X12.

Your order can consist of anything, including the May special and the Clearance Rack items mentioned below.

Also, don’t forget to make sure you have ink refills for all your pads!

Retiring ColorsIf you need to review again the colors that are going out, click here.

Clearance Rack

Thought I’d fill you in on a few items in the clearance rack.  Can’t remember if they were all in there before but there is definitely one item I didn’t see before and that’s the Hodgepodge hardware!  What a price!

Click Here  then click Products, Shop Now, and Clearance Rack

Here are a few more items (Designer Series Papers) that you loved, that are still available:

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GREEN TEA—my favorite!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Juntos—was only in the Spanish catalog.

May—National Scrapbook Month

Get into your scrapbooking with a fabulous special:

Purchase one of these stamp sets or the Digital Studio and receive a pack of designer brads for FREE—Wait til you see what I’ve done with the Designer Circle Brads:

Page Description Wood-Mount Item Wood-Mount Price Clear-Mount Item Clear-Mount Price 
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Extreme Elements

115181 $26.95 --- ---
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Framed with Love**

114389 $27.95 --- ---
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Certified**

113706 $27.95 --- ---
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Circle Circus

115778 $28.95 --- ---
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Elements of Style

118611 $27.95 120045 $19.95
13*

Mementos

119910 $27.95 120105 $19.95
13*

Elements de style

119900 $27.95 120099 $19.95
14*

Rough Type

118659 $26.95 120072 $18.95
22*

Sentimental Journey

118513 $23.95 120075 $17.95
25*

First Day

118521 $23.95 120051 $17.95
25*

Camino a la Escuela

120152 $23.95 120154 $17.95
*From Summer Mini Catalog
**Last Chance stamp set!

My Digital Studio software

 Page Description Item Price 
32* My Digital Studio  118108 $79.95
*From Summer Mini Catalog

 

 

Choose one of the following for free with each purchase

 

Page Description Item Retail Price Price with Qualifying Purchase
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Flower Designer brads

112579 $5.95 FREE
179

Filigree Designer brads

112577 $5.95 FREE
179

Circle Designer brads

112571 $5.95 FREE
179

Star Designer brads

112572 $5.95 FREE

 

Okay, here’s what I did with the circle brads:

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I made this page for our cruise and I wanted to use some hardware but I didn’t care for silver on this vintage page so I mixed crystal effects with Soft Suede ink refill and painted it on the brads for the ‘vintage’ look.  Here’s a closer up view of the difference:

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Try it!

Caribbean Cruise

My life has been crazy this last week after coming home from the cruise—not getting to take my daily afternoon naps was traumatizing!  But I wanted to take a second to share some of our experience with all of you who helped us get there.  Thank you!

Joel and I had such a nice, relaxing time and got to share time with some wonderful people.cruise 139

 

Got a photo op with Shelli at the Stampin’ Share.  Great ideas, good food, good friends, what more can you ask for.

 

 

Always love getting to see Jerry Day and Luanne.  They are just so precious!

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Got a chance to get together with everyone from our group after dinner on Formal Night:  Rick and Lori Staley, Ray and Connie and 3 of their kids, and then Joel and I.  No, it’s not a professional picture.  We just grabbed a passerby—Stampin’ Up! Demo of course.  I’m sorry, I cannot remember her name.

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We had our make and take session from Midnight til 2 AM.  We were all bushed!  I met a new friend—Karrie Snider and sitting at our table is Scott—the head of finance.    We also got to tour the island of St Lucia with he and his wife and Chris and Pam Morgan.  It was such a nice time.

 

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One of our gorgeous views!

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Stampin’ Up! sent us the travel folder with our itinerary and matching blue bag tags.  Then for pillow gifts, we received the clutch, and then this gorgeous bag!  One night, we got this head band so that we can keep warm on the Alaskan cruise! 

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Other pillow gifts and assorted prizes!

 

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Thank you Stampin’ Up!  for  such a fabulous gift and a wonderful time. 

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