Jan 31, 2009

What's the Best Way to Sale-A-Brate?

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Kickoff to Sale-A-Bration!

Tomorrow is February 1 - that means it is totally time for Stampin' Up!'s best sale of the year!

Be watching your inbox and this site for news, additional specials, give-aways and more......

Find out tomorrow how to get it a free catalog AND a giveaway from me!!

If you are not on my email list - take a second now to join (prizes are for those who are not already an SU! demonstrator). The button is to your left.

Everyone who joins my mailing list over the next 10 days of my kickoff will go into a drawing for a great prize. If you are already on my list, you can be entered when you refer your friends to join. Simply have them put your name in the referral spot when they sign up!

Jan 30, 2009

Big Shot Club details and Samples!

At the February Big Shot class - we will focus on packaging. Here are two baskets we will be making (stamped images will be different).

One is a totally recycled project - the clear heavyweight packaging we will run thru the machine stamps up great with white stazon!
The second is a felted basket - so cute! This sample that I made uses the bird (complete with a felt flower beak).

In February those of you who attend my classes will have the chance to purchase the Designer Hardware (love the owl) - bringing them to Feb/March events will let you add one more huge bling to your projects!
Here are the Big Shot club details:
Get your Big Shot for $50 off when you join the Big Shot club!
To join the Big Shot club simply pre-pay for all 4 Big Shot spring classes (dates can be found on the class page, link above) $60
At the first class you will be given a coupon toward $50 off the purchase of your Big Shot (and if you choose to order it during Feb or Mar – you will get 2 free SAB selections with your machine!)
Every class will focus on a different way to use your Big Shot and there will be discounts on Big Shot accessories offered at each one.
You do not have to be part of the Club to attend the classes. Refunds on missed classes will not be given, but you will get the materials to complete your project at home. Offer for $50 off the Big Shot expires on Feb 7th.

Jan 28, 2009

Get $50 off your Big Shot!!

Be a Big Shot - own a Big Shot - and for $50 off the total price of either the Big Shot OR the Big Shot starter kit. For complete details, click on the class link at the top of this page! Hurry, offer ends soon!

This adorable gift bag was made from the Top Note die - I think it was made by Theresa, but I am not 100% sure..... It also features one of the upcoming Sale-A-Bration stamps - and if you purchase your Big Shot in February - you can get that set AND another SAB set completely free!

Jan 27, 2009

Retired Sets

Looking for some deals on sets that have retired? I just posted the ones I have left that have recently retired and will begin posting some older sets and accessories next week. To see what is available, click the link at the top of this page!

and here are some peeks at New stuff.....headed your way!

Friday Night Shoebox Swap

Teresa sent this great group photo from Friday night - and I remembered we meant to take one Saturday as well. It is such a challenge to get everything in, that it simply slipped my mind.

Here is half the group that stamped with me over the weekend. For those of you who attended, I will be adding some more of Teresa's pictures to our demonstrator site, just click the link above!

Flowers in Winter

Here are a few more cards from this past weekend - and I haven't even made a dent in all the ones I have to share with you! These were all made by Susan - this first one shows off two new Big Shot dies - the texture plate is used at the bottom and the movable/magnetic die that goes with the curly label punch.

Here she quickly demo'd how to add some "fabulous" (that was the word for the weekend it seemed!) color to the pretties flowers with craft ink, masks and water.

Jan 26, 2009

A Valentine Table

At Achievers last quarter we looked at some pictures of a display done with all sorts of Halloween type decorations. I thought it would be fun if we could do a Valentine one.

Due to the catalog changing over - the only paper we could pre-order that would possibly fit the bill was Raspberry Tart. Well, here you see what some incredibly talented ladies did with that one design of paper!

If you are having a celebration - just pick a themed paper and run with it!


share a little Love!

Ok, the projects are ready to roll.....
Today we have the Friday night shoebox project that I contributed to the demonstrator training.

I picked up the frames when the Christmas stuff was 75% off at Meijer. We popped out the backing and made a cute valentine decoration.

those of you on my email list will get an email tomorrow full of tons of stuff, including how to get $50 off your own Big Shot. If you are not on my list - you can join it easily by putting your email address in the box on the left hand side!

Jan 25, 2009

Lots to come this week!

Last week was a whirl with the new catalog coming out and our annual Demonstrator Training Day with my group. Much of what I stamped just before was for our time together - and now that it is over - I am ready and able to share with you!!

We had a great weekend. Friday night we did shoebox swaps (everyone designs a card, packs the stuff up and everyone gets to make them!) along with great food and lots of laughs. I will post all the cards we stamped!! We overnighted at a hotel - let me tell you - if you don't get any girl time where you can escape with other women - please try to! It is a breath of fresh air for you.....

Saturday was more stamping, swapping, learning and laughing! Be watching for it this week.

First off, one of our projects. This is an 8 1/2 by 8 1/2" chipboard scrapbook that we covered - it will also be part of my new scrapbook to go classes for this year - those will start in February!

Jan 14, 2009

New Catalogs!

The Stampin' Up! catalog is here:^)

I have 3 different times that you are welcome to stop by and check it out!! This coming Saturday and a week from today.

My catalog kick-off includes specials, discounts, make-n-takes, used/retired sales and more - all I need is your RSVP. If you are in the Indianapolis or central Indiana area - please feel free to stop by.

If you are unable to make it OR don't live in my area - get your kick off to go! For just the cost of the catalog ($10 - and I pay the shipping!) - you will get your own copy of the catalog AND be able to take advantage of all the specials and discounts I offer to those who attend in person.

Reserve your copy today!

Two Ink Pad holders and 1 Punch rack available!

Staying warm ladies?? Baby, it IS cold outside!! I have several posts coming up that will 'warm you up'....so stay tuned!
First, I had several requests for more punch rack or ink pad holders. You can see both (though the versions for sale are the new and improved models......I got the mock-ups:^)
They are available and ready for pick-up. (at the moment, I would prefer not to mail them, if you are outside the Indy area, let me know and I will put you on the interested list).
Punch rack (no longer available)
Ink Pad holders are $65 (2 available)
be watching for some new catalog information shortly!

Jan 10, 2009

January Class to Go and a winter weekend special!

This month's class to go offering uses the Valentine Love You Much bundle!! The bundle contains all new items - stamps, paper and a fun heart trio punch!! Purchase the bundle from me and you have the option to add on the Class 2 Go for just $7. Included in your two go class are all of the consumable items (cardstock, ribbons, etc) to finish 4 projects. Two of the projects can be seen here! The other two are just as fun:^) You will get emailed instructions and pictures so you can easily assemble it at home. The bundle is currently 20% off ($41.48 + s/h/tax) - the 2 Go kit is $7 (+ $3 shipping if you can not pick it up)

Also - any order over $65 from the retired list, Inventory Blow-out OR retiring accessories list - will qualify for a FREE 2009 Spring/Summer Catalog when it is released later this month!
Have a great weekend!

Jan 8, 2009

some catalog hints...

while some of us are watching the snow blow by, others are down enjoying the sunny*ness of Florida - and they have the new catalog in hand.......

Lucky for me, I have a wonderful friend who is there - and called me within seconds of getting her hands on the catalog - here are a few things to look forward to.....

*crocheted flowers
*corduroy buttons
*colored clips
*new brads - new sizes and colors - jumbo things too
*new glitters
*new polka dot and rick rack ribbon
*tons of new designer papers - some are a new and different style

*LOTS of new Big Shot stuff - if you have been trying to 'not' have to get one, well, I am sorry:^)

there are new dies (one like the butterfly on the current catalog), new embossing dies AND new texture plates - you run your cardstock thru and it dry embosses the whole thing! Best part - you get 3 double sided images to a set and I think she said they are around $10!!

Make sure to come to debut - you will be able to join a Stamp Club and divide your purchases up all year long and/or join my Try It clubs - one time purchase where I buy lots of new stuff and divide it up in try it size portions!! Those are always popular and with the huge amount of new stuff it will be a great inexpensive way for you to try to see what you need in full packets!

Here is another card from camp this week - I wanted to get one more use of the tree before it is unavailable (it is in the mini, which ends soon!) - so I combined it with the Valentine Bundle special - I like it! I love Valentine's - the only time of the year you can mix reds of all sorts and not even blink when they don't match!!

Jan 4, 2009

another retiring set - and camp sample!

Camp is Monday - 10 am or 7 pm - $15 - the only thing you need to bring is your own adhesive. Would love to have you join us!!

Jan 3, 2009

Camp is Coming!!

and it's Monday!! 10 am or 7 pm - if you are in the Indy area, I would love to have you!! Here is one of the five projects (a 3 notecard project featuring the soon to be retired Moose You set from Stampin' Up!)

Hope to see you then!