Merry Christmas!

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My Digital Studio Christmas Card!

Clearance Rack Blitz - up to 80% off!

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Wow - you've got to check out this sale!
Here are all the details...
Dates: December 15, 2011-January 5, 2012
Nearly 200 new Clearance Rack items have been added to the Online Store at discounts up to 80 percent off retail--only while supplies last!

Things to Remember:
  • Only online orders qualify for this promotion.
  • Orders can include non-Clearance Rack items, as well.
  • The Clearance Rack Blitz includes old-body style punches
  • There is no minimum purchase required to participate in this promotion.
  • Qualifying Clearance Rack orders are eligible for hostess benefits.
  • Clearance Rack Blitz items are only available while supplies last. There are no refunds or exchanges on Clearance Rack items.
  • You may view Clearance Rack Blitz items in my ONLINE STORE
  • Deadline: Thursday, January 5, 2012; 11:50 PM (MT)
Seriously, items are dirt cheap! Awesome beautiful papers, and ribbons, you have to get the valentines paper, punches, ribbon, and more! If you are a scrapbook-er, check out the $7.99 12 X 12 albums!! they are awesome!! Buttons, brads, big shot dies, chipboard, and TONS TONS more!! Click on the SHOW ALL option or keep scrolling through after the 10 pages, because there are about 30 pages of deals!!

Sparkly Christmas Cards

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Aren't these pretty?  We'll be making this set at the Dec. 10th Stamp Camp.  You still have a few days left to sign up or I can package up the prepared materials for you to assemble as a kit-to-go.  Love the glimmer paper and the stocking accents die!

SU! Online Extravaganza & 24 hours Sale!

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Mystery Hostess Party!

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Happy November!  This is going to be a fantastic month as Stampin’ Up! has just announced an exciting promotion for November 1-December 15, 2011.  Hostesses will receive an additional $35 in free Stampin' Up! products when they hold a workshop totaling $350 or more (excluding tax and shipping)! This is in addition to all the other benefits they already get as a Stampin' Up! hostess. 
That's $85 in free merchandise of your choice or more!
Here's your chance to to get some of those freebies if you can't hostess by then -
            MYSTERY HOSTESS PARTY!           

Sat., November 5th
Simply call/email me with your order and payment by Saturday night and you'll get a ticket for every $25 you spend for a drawing for the hostess benefits!  Minimum party is $150, but the more orders, the more benefits to give away.  Not sure what to get?  It's never to early to start holiday shopping or making cards or gifts.  I can help you figure it out!  Happy Shopping!

Happy Holloween!

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Hope your day is filled with lots of treats and none of the tricks!

Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps!

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As soon as I heard Stampin' Up! was coming out with cookie pressses, I knew I wanted them!  I already made a batch using one of the recipes they came with and plan on using them lots this holiday season. 
Now I've learned about even more stuff I can make with them - use them as chocolate molds, stamp them in fondant and make clay ornaments!  Baking and crafting - love it!   Check out this video: 

Free Big Shot or $100 in product FREE!

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Become part of the family... 

The Big Shot is a big deal! And during October, when I help you explore your own creativity by introducing you to the Stampin' Up! opportunity, you'll get a FREE Big Shot (or up to $100 in free Stampin' Up! products) when you join the Stampin' Up! family!

Sign up online and you will have access to start ordering your FREE Big Shot or $100 worth of FREE product within the hour! 

The differences!
Traditional Starter Kit

Contents of kit:
  • Four complete stamp sets (including a clear-mount set and clear-mount block)
  • A Stampin' Around wheel, handle, and ink cartridge  
  • Assortment of Designer Series Paper and card stock
  • White envelopes (40)
  • Four Classic Stampin' Pads
  • Two Stampin' Write markers
  • VersaMark Pad
  • Whisper White 5/8" satin ribbon
  • Always Bird D├ęcor Elements and applicator
  • Adhesives
  • Blender pen
  • Color Coach
  • Cupcake Punch
  • Stamping sponge
  • Stampin' Scrub and Mist 
  • Box of Idea Book & Catalogs
  • Business forms and tools

Our Price: $175.00
List Price: $340.00
S & H: $ FREE

YES!  You Can Customize Your Kit!!

Digital Studio Plus Starter Kit

Contents of kit:
  • My Digital Studio software suite
  • Two stamp sets
  • Whisper White card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
  • Earth Elements assorted card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
  • Four Classic Stampin' Pads 
  • Four Stampin' Write markers  
  • Chocolate Chip 1/4" grosgrain ribbon
  • Real Red 1" double-stitched grosgrain ribbon
  • Button Latte Designer buttons
  • Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Mini Glue Dots
  • SNAIL Adhesive
  • Business supplies (product catalogs, order forms, training DVD and other supplies)

Our Price: $175.00
List Price: $ 340.00
S & H: $ FREE

Whether you'd like to earn money to pay for your stamping supplies, create a full or part-time career, or simply get a discount on your stamping supplies, Stampin' Up! will help you do it.
There are so many benefits of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, including
  • A 20 percent product discount!
  • A free monthly, full color issue of Stampin' Up!'s demonstrator-only magazine, Stampin' Success!
  • Sneak peeks at brand-new products!
  • Invitations to exclusive Stampin' Up! events!
  • Regular get-togethers to stamp!
  • Free access to an online community of 30,000+ crafters/stampers and creative artists, as well as 160,000+ project samples!
  • Plus, access to an exclusive video and training for your new Big Shot!
Be a part of my team and gain access to even more; like our team website, meetings and events!
    Please feel free to contact me with any questions.  I'd love to have you on my team!

    October Stamp Camp Sneak Peek

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    Four cards and Two Treats!  Come join the fun Friday, October 7th!

    More cards from Sept. meeting

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    Here are a few more cards from my Sept. team meeting.  Can you tell what the theme was?

    Remarkable Meeting Samples

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    I was able to go to my up-line Jan's meeting about a week ago and make some great cards.  Here are a few to check out.

    Stamp Camp Sneak Peek

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    Here's a good peek at the three very different cards we'll be making this month using just one stamp set, Pennant Parade.  Love when you get a bunch of uses out of one set!  Come join us on 9/16.

    A different kind of chocolate cake!

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    So here is the final "candy cake" card from last stamp camp.  The middle three pieces are chocolates!  This was one of the ideas from convention.  Isn't adorable?  I used the new Cheerful Treat designer paper to wrap the "cake" and Concord Crush with the Large Oval and Lace punches for the stand.  The Triple Blossom Punch made the pink flower AND candle flames. The new Ruffled Ribbon in Wisteria makes fun accents!  Now that's a special birthday card!

    August Stamp Camp

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    I'm waiting for one last thing that is coming in my next order to finish my candy cake card to show you as a sample for my August Stamp Camp, but if you're on my email list you already have the idea.  Mine just isn't as "pink".  But I can show you this adorable idea I got from Heather Klump for the cuckoo clock in Easy Events stamp set.  I love it!  And don't worry - I have another version that's just as cute for those who don't want to cut out the clock.  : )  Stamp Camp is on 8/26, RSVP by 21st.

    Chocolate Purses & Swap

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    Thank you to everyone that came out to my Open House!  If you couldn't make it, here is a little hint at what you missed:
    1)  Along with all the other swaps I had out on display, here is the one I made for a "Shoebox Swap" I participated in.  I used 2 new In Colors, Pool Party & Wisteria Wonder, and the new Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch.

    2)  Everyone got a Chocolate Purse Favor.  Aren't these cute?  So easy, too.  Here's how to make them:   One piece of designer paper 1 1/4 X 4 1/2" layered on top of one piece of designer paper 1 1/2 X 4 1/2".  Score at 1 3/16, 2 3/16, 3 1/2, 3 3/4".  Fold score lines and place a chocolate nugget in the one inch section. Glue ends of a piece of ribbon about 4 1/2" long in the smallest section and glue down front flap.  Add a punched flower to the front and you're done!

    3)  Quick Make N Take using Summer Mini stamp, Sail Away.  Love this image, don't want to see it go when the Summer Mini ends!  Can you guess how we kept the sails so white?

    If you missed out on the fun, or simply want to have more, schedule a party with me and earn free products too!  The new hostess plan is awesome!!

    Next Stamp Camp is Friday, August 26th.  Check back for samples on what we'll be making.

    You're Invited!

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    More from convention...

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    Here are a few more pics from convention.  The chalkboard stand and clips is a room mate gift from Monica - I still have to take pics of my other gifts to share.  Then it's me and Cindy at a Shoebox swap where we made 24 cards and then picked up 25 already made for us.  Very nice cards!  I literally arrived at the hotel, met my room mates, put my stuff down and then headed out for this.  So tired after this, but totally worth it!

    On Wed. night I joined my roomies for another meeting and made some really cool projects like the stand up scrapbook (spread out here) and a digital hybrid page designed by Cindy.  (Look at the difference in just a few changes in the second one!)

    Swapping and sharing continued through the entire time - here's us in the room with a few more friends sharing ideas.  Thanks Michele - didn't even know you took this one!

    Stampin' Up! Convention 2011

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    Wow - I was able to attend Stampin' Up!'s Convention in Salt Lake City this year and had a blast!  I was a little nervous to fly out there by myself, but I am so glad I did.  I roomed with 3 great girls that I met online through our demo-only "Stampin' Connection" and it worked out beautifully.  Here's the four of us at the home office right before our tour.
    Michele, Monika, Cindy & Me

    We had tons of fun.  The convention was filled with lots of inspiration and information.  This year's theme was GROW.  The center stage for all of our main gatherings was beautiful and it kept changing colors.
    There's so much I want to share with you that I'm planning an Open House for you to come and see all my gifts, swaps, make n takes, etc.!  So look for that soon.  I'll also try to post more pictures on here as I figure out my son's laptop.  I got home and turned on my desktop to a bunch of pop up windows saying it was hacked and had several viruses.  Why do people do that????  Anyway, the cost to fix it is making me think about getting a new one.  I'm not very computer savvy so if anyone has advice on a reasonable laptop, I'd love the input!  

    Last Day for Occassions Mini!

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    This was one of my favorite mini's ever!  I'm really hoping my favorites make it into the next catalog.  Did you get everything you wanted?  If not, don't miss out!  Below is a quilt looking card using the Springtime Vintage DSP - I love it!  I don't sew, but I can paper quilt.  : )  One inch squares of different patterns put together on my Top Note die cut then run through my trusty Big Shot with the Square Lattice embossing folder - easy!

    Tax Free Shopping Weekend

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    From NOW until Monday, April 18th you can get a Tax Rebate from me when you order through my Stampin' Up! website (
    I will send you a check (or cash, if local) in the amount of the tax you paid on your order.
    Happy Shopping! and don't forget to check out the Clearance Rack - some fabulous deals on there!

    Stamp Camp 4/16

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    These are samples I made for my upcoming Stamp Camp.  I love this bunny!  The Nature Walk cards are simple but stunning and the Cross cards are going to come in handy for a First Communion, Easter,or Sympathy.  Come join me 4/16 and make a set of your own!

    Stamp Meeting

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    Hello and Happy Spring!  So glad to say goodbye to winter and looking forward to warmer temps!  With that on my mind I came up with this card for my swap for my Remarkable Stamp meeting this past Saturday.  I used the fabulous Lattice die as well as lots of punches like the Bird punch, Dotted Ribbon Scallop punch and the Boho blossoms punch for the flowers.  Can you guess what stamp I used for the foliage behind the lattice?

    We had a great time and I got tons of inspiration for classes and projects.  I hope you'll join me for a class or better yet - set one up of your own and reap the hostess benefits!  And don't forget, Sale A Bration is ending soon - March 31st!  Don't miss out on getting your FREE stamps, paper and accessories!!

    Sale A Bration time!

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    Woohoo - it's here! Stampin' Up!'s annual Sale-a-Bration promotion! FREE products for every $50 you spend! Plus - hostesses get additional benefits too! Gotta love it!

    This years’ Sale-A-Bration products include 4 exclusive stamp sets, a Designer Series Paper & Quick Accents pack, a Ribbon & Button pack, a Digital Content CD for My Digital Studio, and Chalkboard Decor Elements. And if those don’t suit your fancy there are more than 50 stamp sets that you can choose from the 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog!  Click on icon to the right to view the brochure.

    Sale-a-bration is the best time ever to be a hostess, and there are a few ways to be a hostess: gather some of your friends and family members to see the latest Stampin’ Up! products and make a few cute projects; have a catalog party and take orders from your friends, relatives and co-workers, or place your own qualifying order and have it shipped directly to you!


    SPEND! $50 (before shipping/tax) and earn one FREE Sale-A-Bration product of your choice. Spend $100, receive two SAB products (and so on)!

    HOST! a workshop of at least $300 (before shipping/tax) and earn one FREE Sale-A-Bration product of your choice. That's in addition to Stampin' Up!'s already generous hostess benefits! Schedule your party now!

    JOIN! Stampin' Up! by becoming a demonstrator during Sale-A-Bration and get your starter kit for 15% off (only $148.75) AND receive a bonus bundle filled with over $50 in FREE products.

    Here are just a few more reasons to join:
    Fill your Wish List! Imagine this! Save 30% on your first product order of $150 or more (placed within 45 days), plus earn hostess rewards & receive a minimum of three Sale-A-Bration gifts (1 for every $50 in product purchased). Yes, we demo's get the same perks as our hostesses, plus more!
    Take a Demo Test Drive! Enjoy Stampin' Up! Demonstrator discounts and benefits through June 30, 2011 with NO further need to sell or purchase any products beyond the starter kit. No pressure - just fun!
    There's no penalty to drop! If you wish to extend your demonstrator status for the following quarter (July through September), you would be required to have $300 in product sales (including your own orders).
    Starter Kit ships FREE! Yes, that's free shipping!
    Become a member of my team. You'll have access to the exclusive RemARKables Team blog, special meetings, swaps, my personal classes and MORE!

    I'm more than happy to answer any questions you may have - feel free to contact me anytime!