Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Christmas Scrapbook Page

Here is a scrapbook page I made for an online yahoo/msn craft group I belong to. I hope you enjoy the page. The initial idea was obtained from SCS but I ended up changing the design slightly.

All products are Stampin' Up. I used Season of Joy stamp set, real red, old olive, whisper white card stock and dashing designer paper, Pewter hardware, and the ticket corner punch and 1 1/4 circle punch. I can't remember the name of the other corner punch. I used old olive organza ribbon and real red gingham. And of course the SU Markers, classic ink - Real Red & Old Olive.

Thursday, December 20, 2007


I received my new free Spring/Summer 2008 Collection Catalog and it's amazing. I can't barely wait until January 3rd to be able to order some things. I can't believe how many of the items are so very me!!! There are still quite a few that aren't but even those I can make work and have grown fond of just because they're so versatile. Now for the order to arrive with all the catalogs for my customers so I can share the wonderful new items with them. I know they're going to be just as excited as me. :)

Friday, December 14, 2007


For the first map challenge of many monthly challenges I'm going to post I am going to give everyone alittle bit of freedom. I have attached a map that I think could easily be used as a scrapbook page or card so for this challenge you can do just that make a card or scrapbook page. There is no size restrictions on the card or scrapbook page, the only restriction is that it has to follow the map. Submissions can use any brand products although Stampin' Up products are preferred since I'm a Stampin' Up Demonstrator and would like to be able to use pictures of the samples to create cards for workshops and swaps in the future.

Shown below is a sample I found on Splitcoaststampers by Lily_Louise.

She has used several of the following SU products:
Stamps: Wondeful Words
Paper: Close to Cocoa, Mellow Moss, Regal Rose, Very Vanilla Textured cardstock
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Regal Rose
Accessories: SU Punches, Soft Subtles brads

The deadline for submitting your own designs using the map is December 31st. Please email all submissions to with the "MAP CHALLENGE 1" in the subject line. Everyone who submits a design using the above map will have their name entered into a paint can and my husband will draw the name out for the winner on January 1st. A blog with the picture of the winning submission & copyright info will be posted within the first week after the winner is notified.

The price for this first challenge will be a set of 5 birthday & 5 thank you cards using the new Bali Breeze Designer Series paper from the Stampin' Up Spring/Summer Preview Catalog.

Now go get creative but don't forget to get your pictures to me by December 31st so you can be entered to win the lovely set of 10 cards with the new paper. I will post a blog with a picture of the cards in the next couple of days.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Getting Ready for Sale-a-Bration

Once again please note that this Special doesn't start until FEBRUARY 1st but I was so excited to see the sets that I had to share with everyone. Hopefully everyone will plan ahead so they can take advantage of this wonderful special once it does start.

Getting Ready for Sale-A-Bration (formerly Sell-a-Bration)

February 1-March 17, 2008

Our Sale-A-Bration promotion gives everyone a reason to celebrate!

Promotion Details:

Customers-For every $50 purchase they make, customers will receive a free Sale-A-Bration product.

Hostesses-In addition to our regular hostess benefits, hostesses will receive a free Sale-A-Bration stamp set for workshops that reach $300 or more.

Recruits-Anyone who joins as a demonstrator during Sale-A-Bration can choose any stamp set, a value of up to $47.95, from the current catalog.

Valentine's Day Bundle

Please make note that this special does not start until JANURARY 2nd. I just wanted to share it with everyone now so that anyone interested could plan ahead during this busy time of year.

Valentine's Day Bundle
January 2-31, 2008

Promotion Details:
Customers - Purchase the Valentine's Day Bundle (item #111903) for just $33.40 and get Regal Rose wide grosgrain ribbon-FREE!
Hostesses - Hold a workshop of $350 or more and choose any one stamp set from the Spring-Summer Preview 2008 Brochure for FREE!
The Valentine's Day Bundle includes:
Item Description Price
111089 Happy Heart Day stamp set $20.95
109052 Real Red wide grosgrain ribbon $7.95
102757 Medium cellophane bags $4.50
109056 Regal Rose wide grosgrain ribbon FREE!

111903 Valentine's Day Bundle $33.40


Although customers can't order from the Preview Catalog they can get a sneak peek at what is to come in the new catalog that comes out in January. I know I'm excited and I can't wait to see what the rest of the big Spring/Summer Collection will have in it. I've already gotten to play with some of the new items in this catalog and am completely in love with the new paper and flowery sets.

Contact your local demo to get reserve your copy of the Spring/Summer Collection Catalog today.

The Retired List is Here!

Well a new catalog will be coming out on January 1st and with that in mind I have to tell you that ...

The Retired List is Here!
Stamp Sets: December 1, 2007 through January 1, 2008
Our first semiannual retired stamp set list is here just in time for the holidays! Contact your demonstrator today t purchase your favorite retiring sets as a gift to yourself or someone else on your list today before they're gone forever. If you don't already have a demonstrator, locate one in your area.

Retiring Stamps Details
The retired list includes stamp sets that will retire as of January 1, 2008.
There is no limit to the number of retired stamps you can purchase.
Retiring Wheels and Accessories Details
Contact your demonstrator for details about retiring wheels and accessories.
Dormant List Details:
The Dormant List contains stamp sets that, while they have not been retired, will not be listed in the Spring/Summer Collection 2008. These sets are available for purchase from January 2, 2007 through June 30, 2008 and may or may not be listed again in future catalogs. Items from the Holiday Mini will not appear on the dormant list, but they are not retired.
Stamp sets and wheels from mini catalogs will not be included on the dormant list.