Feb 28, 2009

and so it ends...

where did Februay go?
here is the card I modified from yesterday's sample. See the flowers, that would be a hint. Tired of snow, not so sad to see Februay go.
Starting Monday there will be March Madness - Sale-A-Bration style. You won't want to miss it - some ideas and contests will appear only in my email (so if you are not on the list, make sure to join) and others will appear just on this site!

Feb 27, 2009

Sale-A-Bration continues!

Here is a fun card designed by a demonstrator in our group. I can't find the card :^(, but I do think that maybe it was made by Susan L?? Anyway, I modified it for next week's Stamp a Stack - you can see that card in yesterday's post.
Loved the color combination that she chose.
Just a reminder that RSVPs for Stamp a Stack are needed TODAY.

Feb 26, 2009

March Stamp a Stack

Here are the 5 designs for next week's Stamp a Stack. We do 20 cards - but each card (and matching envelope!) is made 4 times. Greetings can be mixed (and on the cupcake card, the image can even be changed!) - giving participants a fun and varied assortment of cards they can use.

RSVPs are needed by Friday, so reserve your spot quickly!
Don't forget - orders for the punch racks will close shortly. (scroll down a bit to see those details)

march camp

is fast approaching...reserve your spot!

Feb 25, 2009

Big Shot Class tomorrow!

Can I just say...........

I LOVE my Big Shot. To be honest, when I got it, it seemed like just one more thing...... but it has quickly moved it's way up to one of my favorite things!!

There is still room in tomorrow night's class if you want to join us. $15 for 4 very happy projects!

Everyone who has an order waiting here for pickup will find a fun Big Shot spring suprise in their bag too.

Feb 24, 2009

Class Schedule page

has been updated! Here is sample from March's With One Stamp class.

Punch Racks - round two!

I am taking orders again for the punch racks - you can see mine in -totally loaded with punches in my craft room/office. Here is the deal:

*pick-up preferred, shipping was very expensive and hard to find. last time I used DHL, but have heard they went out of business. UPS was about $30 to ship due to the size.

*orders taken thru March 5th - no exceptions!

*pre-payment of $35 is needed. checks, paypal or any credit/debit card accepted

*racks will be unfinished wood, they can be left that way, or you can paint/stain them to match your own area ***racks have been redesigned (mine was a quick job!) and have three rows to hold the largest sized punches.

if you have any questions, just hit the email me button on the left!

Feb 23, 2009

Scrappin' 2009!

I have all but the journaling finished on my 2008 scrapbook - woo hoo!! Which means I get a nice head start on 2009.

Last year I did in black and white pictures, so this will be a color year and I will be doing a 8 1/2 x 8 1/2" format. I put pictures up of the cover in January - if you missed it - you can go back and have a look.

Here you can see my first page - the second is one just one to show off dance pictures that were in color.On the black and white picture I used my blender pen and pacific point and tangerine inks to add some highlights.
**Trendy Trees to go is now filled, sorry!

Feb 21, 2009

Last Tree - and class to go details!

Here is my favorite card from the Trendy Trees class. Love the new sticky cuts and glitter - and anytime you add all the texture of chipboard, felt and shimmer - the card just is so pretty!
I have a VERY limited number of To Go packets for this class. I am only going to take orders thru Monday - and they may not even last that long.
What comes with the class?
*Trendy Trees stamp set
*Cardstock, papers, and accessories (brads, eyelets, sticky cuts, chipboard, , acrylic (I will run it thru the Big Shot for you, etc)
*Emailed pictures and instructions of all projects.
What you will need to finish the 4 cards:
*inks, punches, adhesive, glitter
I will let you know what colors I used, but many can be substituted
Cost of the Class is $25 + another $5 if you will need the materials mailed to you. I do have an order going in on Monday and can add the stamp sets to it. The class supplies are ready to go...until gone!

Feb 19, 2009

Three Trees!

Three Trees for our third card for tomorrow! LOVE the corduroy buttons and the glossy accented designer papers.....

My favorite it still to come, will post that in the morning.

Stampin' Up!'s Trendy Trees

card #2 for this week's class - uses the new eyelet border punch, Sale-A-bration papers and new glitters. Enjoy!

Trendy Trees Class!

Tomorrow morning is Trendy Trees "With One Stamp Set" class. Unfortunately, this is a slooooooow shipping time at Stampin' Up! and the stamp sets are due to arrive tomorrow as well. Maybe Mr UPS will suprise me and your sets will show up during the class {though, he is usually here after dinner.....}
anyway - love this set! Here is one of the 4 projects that we will be making. If you couldn't make the class and fall in love with the samples - be watching the next couple of days - as the class will be offered to GO!

Feb 12, 2009

more upcoming Sale-A-Bration special events!

This fun Big Shot card was designed by Debbie. It was so much fun to make - one of those that you giggle out loud with satisfaction (well, maybe it is the company I stamp with) because it is just so much darn fun to do!
There are two more events left for February.
*Trendy Trees - registration has now closed
*Big Shot Class #1 - while the club is full, you can still register to come to the class - you don't have to be a club member to come. The technique above will be done at the March class.
Then - as we head into March - there will be a three class stretch where the Sale-A-Brating will be kicked up a notch!!
*more web only specials
*customer contests! I have two ready to go - easy to participate and to win!!!
*huge 'cleanin out my office' sale - retired SU! accessories and stamps plus a whole lot more
*Card Sample grab bags will be given to everyone attending: March 3 Stamp a Stack, March 9th Camp and the Sale-A-Bration Celebration on March 11th. When you make a purchase at these events, you will also get a choice of a card grab bag or stampin goodie bags. I have TONS of grab bags.....
To get ready for it:
*Get an additional Grab Bag (2, just for coming!) when you have RSVPd for any of the above events before Feb 15th. Those of you who have, are already noted!
*Register a friend who has not stamped with me in the last 6 months and you will both get an ADDITIONAL bag
*if you are on my email list and have not been to one of my events in the last 9months - when you attend one of these events you will go into a drawing for a $50 packet of stampin' rewards!
so, let's keep on Sale-A-Brating!

Feb 10, 2009

off track...

First, Karisa had a horrible fever and was sick from Friday night til yesterday - had a slight fever this morning, but went to school anyway.

Second, it has been heart-wrenching watching/reading the coverage on the bushfires in Victoria. Many of you know that I lived there for several years - Serg was born and grew up there - and Karisa born there too. Dear friends of ours live very near one of the most devasted areas and we have other friends all around. Seeing the loss of homes, beautiful countryside, quaint towns and even worse, of lives, has been sad.

That said, I have neglected posting here - but am trying to get caught up. Started an email newsletter, maybe it will make it out today - maybe not.

If not - here are some pictures for you:

These were taken by our friend Sam - in his yard. He was the best man in our wedding. Say a prayer that fires stay away from Whittlesea. These were taken Saturday - the temp was 120.

And a little happier - a baby card - that could easily be adapted to a valentine!

Feb 6, 2009

Two things to share!

First, a bookmark that we did as a Make-n-Take for our Training Day last month.

And another card I loved that I got for a swap. I love to play cards. Love it. Once upon a time my boyfriend did to. Then I married him. My husband apparently doesn't like to play cards:^) Go figure!
Today's SAB specials are for ladies coming to camp - make sure that you check out the previous un-expired ones!

Feb 5, 2009

Camp samples and Club Specials!

Camp is tomorrow - I have the projects done....but haven't cut the paper
yet.... Hate that for me, but it is good news for you {if you have decided you are now able to come, let me know - paper cutting commences late this afternoon !}

I wanted to use the new Fifth Avenue Floral set for camp - and debated because I have new ribbon, the texture plates and new glitter..... since I just had one project left - I couldn't use it all. I made the glitter strip card first - loved it, but decided I could use it at an upcoming Stamp a Stack.

I then used the new set, the new Texturz plate and the new ribbon (which is fabby! ribbon we can 'shrink' again!)

Today's SAB specials are for clubs - here you go:

*Join my monthy Stamp Club - Camp for $5 every other month and place a $35 order the other months. One of your 12 order months you are hostess! Get all catalogs released during the year at no cost. **If you join the club that starts next month by Saturday night - you will get a coupon sheet good for your entire club year. Included on it are 50% off stamp set, 50% off a home decor' item, $$ off camps and classes - 6 coupons good for the upcoming year. Current club members will get the coupon sheet with their next order.

*Join the Big Shot Club - 4 classes, $50 off Big Shot and more (see details on my class page, link above) by this Saturday and you will get materials at each class to complete a materials tag AND 30% off the purchase of a die of your choice during the club time. Registration to this club does close on Saturday.

Feb 4, 2009

Divine Texture!

Played a little bit with the Big Shot texture plates this afternoon :^) Tempting for all of you on the fence about whether to get a BS or not, I know. But they are so MUCH fun....

tomorrow's special is for club (current members and those of you who join tomorrow!)

more cards

from our demonstrator get together - brown and pink are always one of my faves!

And remember the camp special is still on:
*Camp for just $5 every other month when you join my stamp club! Join by noon tomorrow and you will get the first two FREE!
*Camp for just $5 this month if you are hosting a February workshop in your home (email me to set a date if you don't have one yet!)
*Camp for FREE in February with a $65 purchase made at camp

and to camp free for ALL of 2009
*join my demonstrator team by this Friday and you may attend all of my Stamp Camps in 2009 at NO COST to you at all!!

tomorrow's special is for those joining Big Shot or Stamp Clubs!

Feb 3, 2009

Discounted and FREE 2009 camps!

Here are 4 of the 6 projects we will be completing at camp on Friday! Lots of new stuff and SAB stuff too!

tonight's punch class!

*Purchase over $50 thru my webstore (click the catalog on the left of your screen) by noon 2/4th and you may attend the Big Shot class (2/26) or the Trendy Trees class (2/20 - set will not be included) at no charge!! If you are outside the Indianapolis area you will get your class materials 'to go'

Stay Tuned...

I have a couple of specials I will be putting up in the next few hours - they will last just 24 hours

This card is a swap I got from another demonstrator at our Training Day a few days ago. LOVE IT! She was so creative :^) Kinda looks like something we should do at punch class tonight....hey? Great job, Andrea!

Feb 2, 2009

Bee My Friend!

This is one of my favorite cards that we made at our demonstrator get together last week. So cute - little Bee Fairies!! The designer papers used for the Bees is the games paper - in my head it never would have been used with this set - but it is so perfect together!!

Today's SAB kick off special will last until Friday......
(and is for non-demonstrators and US residents)
*Simply join my email list by filling in your information on the left
*Or, if you are on my list - refer your friends and you will both be entered! She can jot your name down when she joins

A $10 gift certificate off a future purchase!

Feb 1, 2009

It's Starts today.....

free stuff - all over the place!!
You can view this year's Sale-A-Bration catalog by clicking on the cover over on the left hand side. There are stamp sets, ribbons and papers, oh my! This year they have included some fun little tutorials as well. With each $50 you purchase, you may select a free Sale-A-Bration item.

In addition:

*Become a Demonstrator during SAB and your kit is 15% off AND you get to select an additional free stamp set from the Spring/Summer catalog (stamp set up to $47.95) If you want more information - you can click the catalog on the left and from that site click the Join Now buttons. You can easily sign up from there - you would need a password - which is cheri

The first one who signs up via my website - will get a fun welcome package in the mail from me!!

*Place any order thru my webstore (get there by clicking the catalog and the shop now button) for any amount - and Stampin' Up! will throw in a FREE catalog!! If it is over $40 and placed by Monday morning - I will be mailing you a card with a suprise voucher inside. I have sealed the cards ready to go (vouchers include future discounts, free product and more!) If it is over $50 - then you can add a Sale-A-Bration item too!!