Mar 27, 2009

Big Shot love

Simply lovin my Big Shot! Here are several things we have made at recent classes using various assorted dies.
We will be away for several days - when I get back I will show you some more - plus have samples from April classes!

Mar 21, 2009

Help Wanted - looking for a way to earn some extra $$

If so - I may have just what you are looking for?

New demonstrators in my group will begin a Stampin' Stimulus - a fun {and easy} way to begin your own business.

Using the 3 payment option available this month on the discounted starter kit - I will design a 3 month program to get you well on your way to getting your supplies free and to begin very quickly earning income.

Doesn't matter where in the US you live - this program will be via email.

It includes:

*2 monthly events designed by me using items in your starter kit (you will likely not have to purchase any additional supplies)
*incentive stamps, catalogs and extra Bling that you can earn during the 3 month period from me and Stampin Up
*step by step instructions to get you up and running quickly and efficiently - you will need to have 2 events per month and an hour or two to prep for them

At worst, you will likely have earned your kit free (and free stamps = good thing!) and at best - you will be on your way to earning some extra income!

to get complete details - email me!

Free stamps - contests and sign ups -

Sale-A-Bration is quickly coming to a close.....
Remember - you can get up to FIVE free stamp sets from me - and I have several contests going on - check past emails or scoll further down to read all the details.

Mar 19, 2009

Five FREE stamp sets.....wanna know how?

First off - got my taxes done and submitted today. the stamping can re-commence:^)
Secondly - how would like you like to get FIVE FREE stamp sets???? Know you would - so here is the what:
*One free stamp set (up to $47.95) from Stampin' Up!
*One free stamp set (up to $47.95) from ME!
*Three FREE sale-a-bration sets (from all the super samples you have been seeing this month)
That is about $170ish worth of stamps. So, how do you?
Simply sign up to join my team! I would be happy to email you the details. Right now the starter kit to join Stampin' Up! is 15% off too - so you get $350 worth of stamps, accessories and supplies + the $170 free stamps from above - for just $169!
Better yet - choose the three payment option (apprx $53 per month) and it makes an easy peasy way to try it out. I know you will love it - my 14 years experience tells me that - but if it doesn't If it doesn't work - then you will have $520 in stamp stuff that you keep - for just the $169 investment.
If you have your tax money - this is a great way to re-invest it and watch your money grow!
Hit the contact me button if you have questions!

Mar 17, 2009

bad blogger!

I really wanted to do a post a day in March to show off all the fun samples using the Sale-A-Bration selections. Alas, you know what they say about good intentions! I haven't done dismally bad, just didn't live up to my expectations!

To make up for my lack of samples - here are three today! Enjoy them!!
Also - most of my contests have been via my email newsletter (don't forget to be entering if you are on that list) but I have one here for you today!
You will need to visit my other website to do what is needed:

Here is what you can do to enter:

*Watch the video on the FRONT page and email me with the answer to this question:

What does Jaron make to match his shower curtain and what SU! color does he coordinate with?

*Tell me your favorite 4 projects from the samples in the project area

All of you who do both of these by Friday the 20th will go into a drawing for a FREE camp pass!

Now, to get your chance to win a $20 off a $100 purchase good in April 2009 (just when the FUN new mini catalog comes out....)

*place ANY size order via my online store (you can click the button on the left OR the same address from above) by March 22nd and go into the drawing! Remember, all orders qualify for a free catalog to be included AND for every $50 you spend, you get a free SAB selection!!

Happy Entering!

off to work on taxes, then to Target and finally the golf course!

Mar 13, 2009

two more for the weekend

nearly thru Sale-A-Bration now. Here are two more samples if you are stamping this weekend, maybe you would like to try one of them!
Last week was crazy - two classes, taaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaxes (ugh, made a huge dent, but not done yet) and a day stamping with friends. Glad it is the weekend!

A whole lotta big shots....

Look what greeted me when we arrived home today. A giant stack of goodies! This is just the FIRST round of the Big Shot orders - if you ordered them after class night - yours will be here next week.
Some ladies will be having some fun soon!

Mar 10, 2009

Big Shot + Sale-A-Bration Special!

Remember, if you purchase a Big Shot machine during March - you will earn 2 free SAB selections! Now thru Friday - order your machine thru me - and get 20% off. Email me for details!

Two for one!

I had computer issues over the weekend - both with my computer and with AT&T - our internet was down nearly half the weekend. But when computers are your husbands thing - having issues means you get a new one one (computer - not husband!)
Last night he finished off building a new one for me, so hopefully all issues will be resolved. Of course I had to go thru the "why are all these things stored on your desktop" and "how long do you need to keep pictures of cards"
They just don't understand!
So for today - here are 2 cards. The top one is with the new Big Shot embossing folder - that we will be using at the Big Shot class this month.
The second is a Sale-A-Bration sample that I know you will want to copy!
Off to stamp with some of my favorite ladies today......

Mar 8, 2009

more of journey in teaching myself photoshop...

You know I have Photoshop Elements - have had it forever. I made a mental note to try to learn to use more than just the general photo stuff this year. Trouble is, I figure something out and then promptly forget how I did it. So, I now try to play with a couple of pictures every weekend. I really only learn by repetition. So...
I know those of you {susan} who think I am a more is more person.....these pictures should not be offered up as evidence.
I am trying to know how to use my brushes - so instead of opening up a ton of pictures - I simply do a LOT on one picture:^) When at last I know what to do and, more importantly, what I like then I will make them look not quite..... as much!
The weekend was beautiful. We lost an hour sleep, but here it is 7:30pm and still bright, sunny and warm.
Ben Davis ladies won the State Championship game last night! What fun it was!!! A great game, not a nail*biter til the end, but they pulled thru and we cheered and cheered. They are also ranked #1 in the nation. Ris's golf coach is also the girls basketball coach - and some of her golf teammates are on the team
More SAB samples tomorrow!

Mar 7, 2009

Sale-A-Bration Celebration!

This coming Wednesday marks this year SAB Celebration! This is a 'free' class - where we will use all of the SAB products - all four stamp sets, the paper and the ribbon!

It is an evening class only (but if you can't make it or don't live near - you can still participate!)
The class is absolutely FREE if:
*you purchase $50 in Stampin' Up! product that night at class
*you place a $65 online order via my website (just hit the shop now link to the left of you!) Classes to go will come with cards ready to complete at your own pace. I will stamp the images that you do not have. You will need adhesive, some punches, etc to finish them off. You will get an email that includes large samples and instructions. If you are unable to pick the material up, there is a $5 shipping fee.
We will do these three projects and one more!

Mar 6, 2009

Spring is in the Air!

Today’s card {and today’s temperature!} make me think spring – maybe I will even be able to open the windows!

This card has lots of fun touches – using the Top Note die cut to shape the card, new brads and of course the Sale-A-Bration stamp set Polka Dot Punches (guess what – it works with punches!) and the Sale-A-Bration papers.

Make sure to read about the contests that I am hosting this month - the details are in yesterday's Stampin' Email I sent you! (and I neglected to add that SU! demonstrators are not eligible to win).

AND RSVPs are needed for March Camp (next Monday) and Sale-A-Bration Celebration (Wednesday) and for getting your own Punch Rack storage system (see below - materials are being purchased this evening, so if you respond quickly, you can still get in on it!)

Mar 5, 2009

Mini Catalog Pre-orders!

We take a break from this month's SAB sample a day to point out some fun Easter (and all occassion sets) that are currently available to order from Stampin' Up!
Of course ordering a couple of these sets will get you one of the FREE items that you have been enjoying the last couple of days.
Those of you on my email list will find out how you can {for a very limited time} get one of these sets at 40% off! The email will be out later today and include all the deets:^)

Mar 4, 2009

summertime dreamin....

Today’s Sale-A-Bration sample makes me yearn even more for summer.

Since we aren’t even into April for showers, let alone May flowers – why don’t you stamp a pretty bouquet using this as your inspiration…..

This card uses the SAB set Polka Dot Punches.

Mar 3, 2009

Got some Green?

You can see – demonstrators get a fun idea and we run with it! You may remember last week my clover heart sample - well, my digital swapping friends created some too!

St Patricks Day is 2 weeks away – don’t worry if you don’t have a clover stamp. Take the heart from this fun SAB set designed to be used with SU! Punches – and create your own.

Paper choice is easy too – any shade of green will do!

Mar 2, 2009

A sample a day....

keeps boredom away!

Still deciding which Sale-A-Bration FREE selections you need to make before these limited edition items are gone forever?

Well, help is on the way! Join me this month as I team up with other fabulous demonstrators to show you just how many ideas we can come up with for these wonderful free items! Between this space and my emails - every day in March will give you one more idea on what to do with these sets!

This year in addition to the four fabulous (and FREE!) stamp sets you can get for Sale-A-Bration – there are 2 other choices.

Ribbon – and it’s yards and yards of Green and Yellow…..(10 yards of Certainly Celery twill and 10 yards of So Saffron grosgrain to be exact!)
Perfect for all of your upcoming spring projects.

The second non-stamp choice is double sided 12x12 Designer Series papers.

Both the ribbon and the paper are used on this great little gift card.

Mar 1, 2009

In Like a Lion!

March is here - with it March Madness - Stampin' Up! style.

Make sure you are on my email list - being there and visiting here will ensure that you don't miss out on any of the happenings!

Registration for this week's Stamp a Stack is now closed, but you can still join me at March camp - Monday March 9 - 9:30 am or 7:00pm.

Today's sample is a March camp project - and an ode to spring:^) I think this afternoon my find me packing up all my vintage valentines and bringing out the spring decor (we will pretend today's high isn't just 29!)