Monday, August 31, 2009

Good Friend

Ahhh... Good friends. Don't you just love 'em ? This card today is a tribute to all good friends in our lives.. I got this color combo idea out of our demonstrator only monthly magazine - "Stampin' Success" which we receive each month that is full of ideas and creativity, ask me more about this if you become a part of my team! It's something i regularly stalk my mailbox for at the end of each month. :)
Anyway, for my card, i used Not Quite Navy, Ruby Red, and Old Olive - all out of the Earth Elements color family.

I stamped my image from the "Good Friend set" as seen below, using the Not Quite Navy for the bird's body, the Ruby Red for his beak, and the Old Olive for his legs. I lined up all my stamps using my "Stamp a ma jig" - see pic below - This tool ROCKS for getting your image to line up! I will post a tutorial tomorrow on using this wonderful lil' tool! I will also be using this in my September workshops/classes, so if you want first hand touchie/feelie use of this, then book your workshop today, or sign up for one of my classes - you can view my list at :

Good Friend Stamp Set: # 113740 $28.95

Circle Brads: #112571 $5.95 page 179 in catalog

Stamp A ma jig # 101049 $11.95 page 191 of catalog
Hope everyone has a wonderful monday!!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

NEW Shares!! Designer Paper and Corduroy Buttons!

Hi everyone! I am proud to offer you two new shares!!
My last ribbon share was such a hit, that i knew we had a great thing going, and that by sharing in the cost - we could all sample the best that Stampin' Up has to offer.
Right now, it's paper!
I am going to offer a DSP (designer series paper) share and here is how it will work:

There are 6 new sets of Print Patterns Designer Series Papers in the brand new In Colors – you can see the Print Patterns papers on page 161 of the new Catalog - these are the monochromatic prints.
You will get one 6x6 sheet of each pattern in each of the 6 colors!
Your cost will only be $10 to get 36 6x6 papers!! (Plus 1.95 shipping).
This would cost $60 to buy each pack of paper separately! This is a great way to sample the different colors - using them as card papers, 6x6 scrapbook papers, or put a few together as mats on a 12x12 scrapbook page, or homemade gifts - the possibilities are endless!! Below are the colors / patterns you would receive.. remember, the pic is showing you both sides, as these are double sided papers.

You can purchase this by clicking on the paypal button below, this is open to anyone in the USA (including fellow demonstrators), please note, i can not ship these outside the USA. Or, you can email me and mail a check.

Next, we have the :

Corduroy Button Share!!

These buttons ROCK!! They are full of luxurious texture - you can find them on pg 181 of the 2009-2010 Catalog -

The colors that you will receive in this share are: Basic Gray, Kraft, Chocolate Chip , Pumpkin Pie, Summer Sun .

One share will give you 3 buttons & brads in each of the five colors - you will receive a total of 15 of these absolutely beautiful buttons & brads. And you can purchase more than one share if you would like to receive more buttons & brads.

This share is a fabulous price - at just $6.29 you get to sample the entire collection - to buy the entire collection would cost you $50 - this is a great way to get a sampling of them all!

Cost of one spot in this share will be 6.29 plus 1.00 shipping. You can use the paypal button below, or email me and send a check.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Feel's Like Fall!

Well, this weather has it feelin' like fall here in the New England area - We have traded 90 degrees for 73... and no humidity. While everyone who knows me, knows how much i enjoy the summer, and hate the winter, what you may not know is - i love the fall. I absolutely love Halloween, the decor, the spookiness, the candy.. LOL Love it all.. But, i also love the apple crisp, the decorated pumpkins, the hayrides, the changing leaves... and more. Ok, while it may not be fall yet, the weather today and yesterday just has me thinking fall. So, i have a couple projects to share with you.

First, we have a "Wiper Card" technique -

This technique actually came to me via Splitcoast Stampers. They have a great tutorial on it HERE. Basically, when you pull on the card, you get that little leaf (or whatever stamped image you use) to pop up as a surprise.. then it tucks back inside the card. Very cool!! I colored in the stamped image using blender pens and the ink from the lids of the ink pads.

Supplies used on the above card are:
#100946 More Mustard cardstock (from Earth Elements) $5.50
#115321 Dusty Durango cardstock (from the In Colors) $5.50
#115318 Soft Suede Cardstock (from the In Colors) $5.50
#115612 Soft Suede dotted ribbon 9.95
#115609 Dusty Durango dotted ribbon $9.95
#101341 Close To Cocoa cardstock (from Earth Elements) $5.50
#101650 Very Vanilla Cardstock $7.50 (40 sheets)
#110372 Autumn Harvest Stamp Set (pg. 26 of the IBC) $17.95

#102845 Blender Pens $9.95

Also, here is a sneek peek of a new roll out of the Fall/Winter Holiday Mini!!! I LOVE this new roll - Haunting Hill, so many great ideas for this!! If you need a Holiday mini catalog - please email me at and i can get one out for you! This will "go live" on 9/1 for everyone to see online also!

Have a great friday!!!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Tricks, but no treats!!

Hi everyone!! Well,first off I want to thank all my awesome ladies who came out to crop with me on Saturday!! Alice, Karen, Karen, Dori, Lorraine, Linda, Susan,Rosemary and Kathy... you guys are the best! I had a blast with you all.. And, of course, thanks to Cheryl for all your hard work - i love ya!!!

Now, on to business! Here is a peek at my new Halloween class i will be offering at Calvary UMC on 9/28 (monday) at 6:30 pm. I am asking that you sign up by 9/21 so i have enough supplies to make the kits - Cost will be $10 for the class or free with a $25 order.

Here is a preview of some of the goodies we'll be creating!!

AGain, this is a sneek peek - there will be a couple surprises thrown in also!! :)

Also, for the first time, i am making this class available ONLINE!! You can use the paypal button below to purchase your class kit, i will ship everything to your door - to create the projects.. except the stamps. I will then send you a pdf. file with instructions and a list of supplies you will need - If you are interested in this, please use the button to buy now!

If you are interested in ordering the stamps, you will need the following,
#116539 Haunting Hill Jumbo Wheel (available 9/1!) $8.50
# 103661 Jumbo Wheel handle $5.95
# 104582 Jumbo Wheel cartridge - Basic Black $7.50
# 105216 Pumpkin Pie Classic ink pad $5.95
# 102874 Lovely Lilac Classic ink pad $5.95
REmember, you can shop secure 24/7 at

If you are interested in attending the class: please email me and i can send you an invoice, or you can mail me a check. My email is :

Everything else will come in your kit!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Build A Bear sneek peek!!

Coming soon: Build A Bear to partner with Stampin' Up!

The exclusively designed collection includes stamp sets, Designer Series papers and Sizzix dies providing young and young-at-heart Build-A-Bear Workshop enthusiast endless handcrafted possibilities for scrapbook pages, cards, invitations, home d├ęcor and more.

Think of all the great gifts/invites/projects you could create with these!!! If you haven't received your Fall/Winter mini catalog - please email me and i will be happy to get one out to you!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Did someone say FREE?! That's right my friends! Did you know from now til the end of August, when you spend $35 on stamp sets from the "Growing Up" section of the catalog - (pages 73-90) you can pick out a FREE pack of buttons (valued at $7.95) from page 181 (Playground, Sherbert, or Button Latte)!
Who doesn't like to add a lil' something for free?! Click on my site to start shopping,or email me today!!

Also, don't forget -- SU has their new holiday mini catalog debuting right around the corner on 9/1! There are some AWESOME new holiday "must have's" in there let me tell ya!!!
Keep your eyes out for some new classes coming next month - one will be full of treats -- but not too scary. ;) (Dropped ya a lil' hint there!!) And, for the first time, i will now have classes available ONLINE to buy!! When you purchase one of my online classes, you will get all the supplies to make the items mailed to you - plus a tutorial - stamp sets and accessories will be sold separately, but if you buy the kit within the month that i debut it online, i will give you 20% off your accessories/stamps that go with the class!!
Stay tuned!!!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Hi everyone!! I am back from a wonderful Disney trip! Enjoyed the hot weather for a bit - but slept great in my own bed!! I will share some pics later today - just wanted to check in to let you know i hadn't disappeared!

Also ---- I have a BEARY special gift offer for the first person to sign up on my team from today until the end of August!!! Stay tuned!!!

If you have ever thought about signing up as a Stampin' Up Demo - you picked an awesome time to do it!! You can get this great starter kit (if you chose) for only $85 --and it's full of the new in colors,

or you can get the traditional kit for only $199 which comes with EVERYTHING you would ever need to start!

Signing up as a demo - what does it mean?? Well, you can do as much or as little as you want - Some sign up for the business end, hold classes, crops, clubs, etc.. Others well, they sign up for product DISCOUNT!!! Yup, you get 20% off EVERYTHING - all the time -- however, as a bonus, SU allows you to place your first order for 30% off!!! If you are a stamper/scrapbooker - this is a great savings, we all love to save!
Also, you get FIRST crack at any of the new mini items or discontinued items - which can also include an additional % off! We as demos get to order the new mini catty items 1 month before they are available to the public! Also, when they announce the new catalog in July - We get to order some hostess sets, paper, stamps and ink/accessories in June!!
You can do this as :
Hobby - never host a workshop, just strictly buy for yourself and grab the discount!!
Light Hobby/Business - Work as little/as much as you want each month - some months host 1 workshop, some you may want to host 3.. or whatever - it's up to you!
Carreer Demo - SU! offers a great way to pave the way to a true carreer if it's what you want! You can work on your schedule the way you want, and earn however much money YOU want, While moving up!

I will also be starting a team blog this month for members of my team to share ideas - and for all our general info!! I also plan on hosting meetings/swaps and other get togethers with my girls! You will NEVER be alone in this venture, no matter which type of demo you are!
Quarterly minimums are $300 retail (before discount), and run with a start year of July.
If you would like any more info,please email me at or if you are ready, you can sign up thru my online store at and use the password: stacyv111

Oh--- about that FREE GIFT ---- the first demo that signs up under me from today until the end of Aug - will receive their "beary own" STAMPIN UP BUILD A BEAR!!!!! I don't have a pic right now to post, as i don't even have mine yet! But, it is on it's way, and it is CUTE!! For those who don't know, SU has partnered with Build A Bear, and will be doing stamp sets and Sizzix Dies. So, At SU Convention last week, they offered demos their own SU Build A Bear! This will NOT be for sale to the public!!! It is a brown bear,with the offical SU logo on it's paw, and a cute SU black apron on - it also comes with a brand new stamp!!
However, if a bear is not your style -- i can also offer you a stamp set from the catalog or the mini (which you can view now) for 24.95 or less - your choice!!