Saturday, March 28, 2009

Be a Stampin' Up! Demo - Sign up today!!

It's the VERY BEST TIME to consider purchasing Stampin' Up's awesome Starter Kit! Have you seen what comes in it?

Many people sign up just to get the discount for themselves-why not get the things you like FASTER and CHEAPER? The kit is the best deal in the book!

You can turn it into a business at any time if you want to-but there's NO OBLIGATION to ever hold a class or place an order! You never even have to return the kit-it's yours to keep no matter what you do or don't do with it.

With a LOW QUARTERLY MINIMUM, you can easily stay in for as long as you like just by yourself or with one or two friends ordering! Be a hobby demo, just for fun, or a business demo, looking to expand your family income or just pay for what you want without it coming from the grocery budget.

There are MANY PERKS to being a demo-hobby or business-but never more so than during Sale A Bration!

When you purchase our Starter Kit you will receive the following:

Any 1 Stamp Set Valued at $35.95 or less
Any 1 Stamp Set Valued at $30.95 or less
Any 1 Stamp Set Valued at $27.95 or less
Any 1 Stamp Set Valued at $21.95 or less
PLUS Any 1 ANY PRICE Stamp Set during SAB $ 43.95 (up to)
Any 1 Standard Wheel (your choice) $ 6.50
Stampin' Around ® Handle $ 3.95
Classic Ink Cartridge (any color) $ 5.25
Stampin' Pastels ® $ 24.95
Assorted 8 1/2" x 11" Card Stock, (2 pkgs.) $ 15.90
Neutral 8 1/2" x 11" Card Stock $ 7.50
SNAIL Adhesive ™ $ 6.95
Decor Elements Parisian Damask kraft $17.95
Decor Elements applicator $1.95
Stampin' Scrub® Clean-Up Pad $ 14.95
Stampin' Mist ® $ 3.95
VersaMark® Pad $ 7.50
Blender Pens $ 9.95
5 Classic Ink Pads (any color) $ 26.25

And a gift from me if you join during SAB:
A Punch of your choice (up to) $15.95

Total Stamping Supplies $ 330.25

Catalogs and business supplies $64.05

Total Value $394.30

Sale A Bration Starter Kit Price $169.00 plus tax-no shipping! **** (Read about the 3 easy payment option!)

In addition you will receive:
*** 20% off all your Stampin' Up! orders (30% off your first order within 45 days) plus an extra 20% off preordered stamp sets for the 20th anniversary of SU
*** A monthly magazine full of ideas and tips, technique tutorials, new products, and exclusive offers and contests!
*** Free access to the Demonstrator-only web site that is full of projects and templates, plus five NEW DAILY cards 365 days a year!
*** Invitations to demonstrator only events and group swaps, plus my monthly meetings where you'll stamp, swap, and share!
*** Free Idea Book & Catalogs and minis as long as you are active and great reward system to honor your achievements!

This is an AMAZING OPPORTUNITY and I want to help you figure out how Stampin' Up can work for YOU and YOUR FAMILY! It's the best job I've ever had and I'm having SUCH FUN! I truly love being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator. I have gained self confidence, made money, expanded my horizons, and met so many new friends in the past year. YOU CAN, TOO!

Contact me today and ask me ANYTHING you want and I will be 100% transparent with you.

I am a no-pressure upline-I'll be encouraging you along the way for as far as you want the path to take you!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Two-Step Stamping

I see quite a few people trying to do two-step stamping and not sure exactly how to do it so I thought I would shoot one of my world class videos (ha.ha) and show everyone how easy it is when you have the right tools. This card uses the Stampin' Up! set called A Rose Is A Rose and the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig which is a must have for two-step stamping as well as when you want to stamp your image in just the right place. It is great for getting your words and phrases straight on your project as well as stamping on smaller pieces of paper.

Supplies: A Rose Is A Rose stamp set, Whisper white cardstock, Pink pirouette cardstock, Regal rose Cardstock, Bella Rose DSP, Eyelet border punch, photo corner punch, dimensionals, dotto, Snail

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Too Cool Tools

I am starting a new series of quickie videos showing off some of the cool tools that Stampin' Up! has to offer and how to use them. This video is about the Adhesive Remover.item #103684 and sells for $3.50. Hope you enjoy the video and look for more to come!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Card Organizer Video

I shot a video today of the Card Organizer that I saw on the Splitcoast resource gallery as I had many requests to know how to make it. You can e-mail me for the calendar pages PDF file. I am not sure who made the file and if it is yours please let me know so that I can give credit.

New Stampin Up! Matchbox Die

Everytime a new Big Shot die is released I have to have it. It is now an addiction that I think I need some kind of meeting for like AA. This matchbox die is too cute!! And although it is a little on the small side I see alot of potencial for it. It would be fab for party favors for a shower or birthday. It fits 2 Ghiradelli candies, 4 Hershey nuggets, Hershey kisses, jewelry. I could go on and on, but you get the idea. This is my first time making it so I used a retired DSP and also purchased the matching stamp set called Matchbox Messages which the "celebrate" tag is stamped from. If you look at the Matchbox die you will also notice it has 3 different tags that you can also diecut and use on all kinds of projects. This die and stamp set will be available in the Occasions Mini that is being released on April 1st. You can order it from my website by clicking on the ShopNow button on the top right or by contacting me directly at

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Birthday Card

I really love making a card to order and I was asked by a co-worker to make a birthday card for her 4 year old Granddaughter and I immediately knew what card I wanted to make. I saw this card on SCS by StampinAmma and just love it. The Hippo is from the Pun Fun stamp set (115054, $32.95) and "wish" is a partial stamp from one of the Define Your Life stamps(114950, $47.95). I used my Nestabilities to cut and emboss the whisper white cardstock and the Rose Red scalloped layer behind it. The patterned paper is the Candy Lane Designer Series Paper(113980, $9.95). I layered the Hippo a few times to give him depth and dimension and colored him with the SU watercolor pencils(101879, $19.95) and the aqua painter(103954, $16.95. I think she is as cute as can be and hope the Granddaughter thinks so too!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Another St. Paddy's day card

I am Irish on my Mother's side of the family and so I always try to wear green and send my Mom a card on St. Patrick's Day. here is a card made with the SAB set Polka Dot Punches to make the 3 leaf clover and the Define your Life definition set. I used garden green and whisper white cardstock along with some green DSP. Heart stamps and punches are great for making shamrocks and clovers and you always want to look at the items that you have and try to use them in different ways besides what they are meant for. Think outside the box and see what you can come up with!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Easter Basket Video tutorial

Ok, Everyone is asking how I put the Easter basket together so I made another one of my great videos and I hope that everyone finds it informative. For those of you that would like a template for the bottom' Carol Taggart has been gracious enough to share a template and if you e-mail me at I would be glad to forward it to you.

Part 1

Part 2

Last 2 SB pages

Here are the last 2 pages of our Sea World trip. again using the same SSK and cutting out the Mask title using my quickutz dies. I hope you enjoyed the scrapbook pages and now on to some new simply scrappin' kits and new pages!!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Me & You scrapbook page

This is Page 3 and 4 of our Sea World trip and the layout is completed with basic grey textured cardstock and elements from the Crew Kids Boy simply scrappin' Kit. All of the elements are precut and are cardstock weight as well as having adhesive already applied to the back makes it quick and easy to put your pages together.

Thursday, March 12, 2009


This is page 2 of our Sea World trip and I have to say that I LOVE Dolphins! They are such beautiful and playful animals and so intelligent. We had a great time watching them in the aquarium and just love these pics of Hunter watching them. Again I used the Crew Kids Boy SSK along with pumkin pie textured cardstock. The title was cut out of bashful blue cardstock with my silhouette. The little orange word stickers on the pictures are also from the simply scrappin' kit and really give the layout an added touch.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Easter Basket

Easter is just around the corner and I for one cannot believe how fast this year is going by. Easter is always one of my favorite holidays because it has become a tradition that we have an Easter egg hunt on Easter morning and Hunter loves it so much. I can't believe he still believes in the Easter Bunny! I am sure that this will be my last year of it so I definitely want to savor every moment. This adorable paper basket is made with 6 of the Big Shot envelope die cuts and the Sale-A-Bration designer series paper. I also used the new eyelet border punch on the strip of DSP on the handle and the SAB ribbon. You cannot see the Filigree designer brads that are attach to each side of the basket handle. This is so easy to make and makes a great gift basket. I took it to work yesterday and now need to make 2 more for a co-worker.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Sea World

I have so many pictures to scrap that I don't know where to start anymore. We took Hunter to Sea World at couple of years ago and I came across the pics recently and thought I would get them scrapbooked. I used the retired Jersey Shore DSP and Crew Kids Boy simply scrappin' kit as I bought them to do some scrapping, but did not get around to it while it was current. The simply scrappin' kits make scrapbooking easy and although I did use some other elements in my pages, I found that the SSK did help me design my pages and get them conpleted. I used Wild Wasabi, pumpkin pie and bashful blue textured cardstock and I cut the title out with my silhouette. In the next couple of weeks you will see the pages that I made and then I will post my bew pages with the current simply scrappin' kit called Tailor Made. It has rich colors that are great for boy pages.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Spring banner

I purchased the Stampin' Up! Pennant die and needed to make something with it and this is what I came up with. It is hanging between my family room and dining room and everyone comments on it when they come in. A friend gave me a great idea to complete the other side with the word "Easter" and it will be double duty and I am going to work on it this week! I used so saffron and certainly celery cardstock along with Delicate dots DSP in the SAB mini. The alphabet is the Big Shot Serif essentials alpha and the flowers are some paper and silk flowers I had laying around.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Thoughts and Prayers

A Co-worker asked if I would make a sympathy card for someone she knew that had lost 2 small children in a tragic car accident and I immediately pulled out my new Thoughts and Prayers set. This is a beautiful set and although we all hope we will never have to use it, it is a great set to have for these types of cards. The papers are the retired Afternoon tea DSP, chocolate chip cardstock and baja breeze cardstock. The ribbon is the baja breeze striped ribbon and I attached the brads with 1/2" chocolate chips circles.