Friday, July 6, 2012

It's Good to be the Hostess

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Introducing Simply Scored

Introducing Stampin' Up!'s original scoring tool--designed exclusively by and for Stampin' Up! With etched grooves every 1/8", and the ability to score card stock up to 12" x 12", the Simply Scored scoring tool helps you create perfectly measured score marks.  It's great for creating multiple projects or projects with a variety of score marks!
Features of the Simply Scored Scoring Tool
  • Comes with a high-quality stylus instead of a plastic bone folder.
    • Stylus is ergonomically shaped and features a comfort grip.
    • The high-quality metal tips on each end of the stylus--they come in two sizes--glide smoothly over your paper.
  • Features a unique set of place markers that let you mark your score lines when creating multiple projects with the same score lines.
    • Includes three place markers.
    • Additional place markers can be purchased for flawless scoring.
  • Includes a hidden storage compartment in the back of the base to hold your scoring tools.
  • Accommodates card stock up to 12" x 12".
Bonnie Thurber of Stampin' Up! shows you in the video above how to use this product.

If you would like to order the Simply Scored scoreboard, please click on the Stampin' Up! logo to go to my Online store.  If you have any questions regarding this product, or if you would love some crafting ideas in which to use this product, please contact me.

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Sunday, November 13, 2011

I'm back...with a new name!

Hello everyone

Time for my Sunday Share..first one in a long time.  We just returned from our wedding and I thought I would share our wonderful beginnings.

John and I were married during our cruise on the Disney Magic and were married on their private island, Castaway Cay.  I am now Mrs. John Metcalf.

I can't say enough good things about Disney.  They treated my whole family like royalty during our trip.  We had so much fun.  John really got into Pirate Night and dressed and spoke the part...all night :)

The photographer, Rama was fantastic.  He gave me blue skies, even on a rainy day.  And our on board wedding coordinator, Andrea, was fantastic, always there to see if we needed anything and was super helpful.  The flowers were gorgeous and the food outstanding.

So now we are back to reality, and no longer the resident Royal Family.  We're home in our own castle now and it is back to business.

I will be posting new classes shortly and resume my blog posts, project ideas and other Stamping fun things to do.

See you all soon!


Tuesday, November 1, 2011

It's Good to Be the Hostess Promotion

Get an additional $35 in FREE Stampin’ Up! products when you host a $350 workshop November 1-December 15! This is in addition to all the other benefits you get as a Stampin’ Up! hostess.

If your workshop sales total is
You earn hostess dollars

It’s Good to Be the Hostess
Total Free Stampin’ Up! Merchandise
Plus, you earn full-priced items at 50% off
1 item
2 items
3 items
$160 plus 15% of amount over $1,000
$195 plus 15% of amount over $1,000
4 items
Schedule a workshop today and get set to create for the holidays with all of the exciting hostess rewards you’ll receive!

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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Free Big Shot Offer

An offer to DIE for!
If you've been looking for an opportunity to do what you love, while getting a 20% discount on your favorite products, now is the perfect time! Through November 11, you'll get a FREE Big Shot when you join the Stampin' Up! family as a demonstrator.*

Use the Big Shot die-cutting machine and Stampin' Up!'s exclusive dies**  to create uniquely beautiful projects in a flash.

In addition, the new-demonstrator Starter Kit--a steal at just $175--contains over $345 worth of stamp sets, card stock, ink, accessories, and business supplies-everything you need to start your new business.

There are so many benefits of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, including
  • A 20 percent product discount!
  • A free monthly 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!
Don't miss this BIG deal! Contact me today to learn how you can take advantage of this great opportunity and get your FREE Big Shot!

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Saturday, July 2, 2011

$99 Starter Kit + Free Project Kit!

During July, you can join the Stampin' Up! family as a demonstrator for only $99! This limited time Starter Kit—valued at $185—comes with the following high-quality products:
  • Easy Events Clear-Mount Set*
  • Pennant Parade Wood-Mount Set*
  • Basic Black Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Brights 8-1/2" x 11" Assorted Card Stock
  • Just Add Cake Designer Series Paper*
  • Chocolate Chip 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon*
  • Note Cards (20)
  • Clear-Mount Block C
  • Blender Pen (1)
  • SNAIL Adhesive
  • Business supplies
*Brand new to the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog!

Plus, join in July and get a FREE Christmas Keepsake project kit—a $40 value! Imagine an afternoon spent chatting with friends while creating something beautiful—isn't that what Stampin' Up! is all about? But act now because this special kit is only available as part of this limited-time offer.
Join Stampin' Up! in July and get brand-new products, including an exclusive project kit—all for just $99! Contact me to get started today.

Friday, July 1, 2011

It's here! It's here! The New 2011-2012 Idea Book and Catalog!

Click here for the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog

Are you as excited as I am?  The new catalog goes live today!  I've been putting my wish list together to get some new and fabulous things!

Check it out for yourself and start making your wish list today!  When you are ready to order, please either give me a call, drop me an email, or use my online ordering by clicking the Stampin' Up Button to your left.

Don't forget to check out how the new Hostess Benefits work.  Now the program is even better!  You now earn Hostess Dollars to spend on anything in the catalog, not just on the great hostess sets.  So now you have even more options.

Let's get crafty together!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

2011 Summer Mini Catalog is here

Sorry for my long absence of blogging but I am ready to craft again. Although I felt like Summer has just begun here on the East Coast and after the winter we have had, it is a welcome sight.  Today, Stampin’ Up! released their 2011 Summer Mini Catalog and these lovely products are now available to order at my store until August 31, 2011. I will be sharing projects with you that I had created using these products in my upcoming posts, so stay tuned ! Meanwhile, you can view the Summer Mini Catalog by clicking HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today and Happy Crafting !

Monday, December 20, 2010

Filled with Love Promotion

Promotion dates: December 17, 2010 - January 24, 2011
Details: Valentine's Day is the second biggest holiday for sending cards, and during the Filled with Love promotion, you can get an exclusive package of Designer Series Paper perfect for creating cards for family, friends, classmates, and more!
From December 17, 2010 through January 24, 2011, get a FREE package of Bitty Buttons--a $4.95 value--when you purchase an exclusive Filled with Love Bundle. See details below.

Wood-Mount Item  Wood-Mount Price  Clear-Mount Item  Clear-Mount Price 

Filled with Love Bundle
Contains the Filled with Love Set* and Love Patterns Designer Series Paper Pack 
124380  $32.90  124381  $26.90 

Lleno de Amor Bundle
Contains the Lleno de Amor Set* and Love Patterns Designer Series Paper Pack 
124382  $32.90  124383  $26.90 

Plein d'amour Bundle
Contains the Plein d'amour Set* and Love Patterns Designer Series Paper Pack 
124384  $32.90  124385  $26.90 

Love Patterns Designer Series Paper Pack (non-bundled)
12 sheets total: three 12" x 12" sheets of two double-sided designs in Real Red and Pretty in Pink 
124156  $9.95  ---  --- 
*Featured on p. 43 of the 2010 Holiday Mini Catalog

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Monday, November 22, 2010

Online Spectacular

During these nine days only, you can get incredible discounts--up to 50 percent--saving big on your favorite products, as well as qualifying for FREE SHIPPING with an online order of $150 or more.

Things to Remember

Discounted Products
  • Discounted digital downloads are only available with online orders.
  • There is no minimum purchase required to participate in the discounted products promotion.
  • For product bundles, you must use the bundle item numbers provided. Bundle discounts will not be applied if individual item numbers are used.
  • Additional products from current catalogs may be purchased on the same order.
  • Discounts range between 20 and 50 percent.
Free Shipping

  •  In order to receive free shipping, orders must be $150 or more before tax and shipping.
  • Free shipping is available for qualifying online orders only.
Download the Online Spectacular Flyer

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Winter Wonderland

I enjoyed making this card.  It was easy and simple and gives that Wow effect. 
I brayere the top half of the Whisper White cardstock with Blashful Blue and graduated in color up to Night of Navy.  I blended the center area with a sponge dauber to make the color change seemless.

I stamped the Lovely as a Tree stamp in the center of the cardstock and used various copic markers in fall colors to place dots all over the trees to simulate leaves.  I used the Signo White Gel Pen to place dots of snow.

Stamped the sentiment in the right lower corner. and placed the bow in the lower left.

Card stock: Night of Navy, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Copic Markers, Signo White Gel Pen, Night of Navy, Bashful Blue
Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, Christmas Greetings
Accessories: Night of Navy grossgrain ribbon, Silver Brad, Brayer, sponge dauber
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Monday, November 15, 2010

Northern Hearts Snowflakes

I thought I'd try my hand at making a few Christmas cards with non-traditional colors this year.  This card is an easy card to make.  I started with Bashful Blue and Whisper White cardstock.  I covered the Whisper White cardstock with snowflakes from the Northern Hearts Hostess set in Bashful Blue, Marina Mist and Baja Breeze inks.  I covered the entire Whisper White piece with Versamark and then sprinkled with Iridescent Ice glitter to give it a shimer.
For the mat, I used Bashful Blue, and lined the outside edge with Two Way glue, and then sprinkled with Iridescent Ice.  I used the Large Label punch on Bashful Blue.  I stamped the sentiment from the All Holiday's stamp set and punched out with the Wide Oval Punch.  Using Dimensionals, I adhered the sentiment to the label and added rhinestones.  I finished off the mat with a Bashful Blue grossgrain ribbon and mounted the entire mat onto the card and rounded the corners.

Stamps: Northern Hearts (Hostess), All Holidays (114916)
Inks: Bashful Blue, (105209) Baja Breeze (111833), Marina Mist (119668), VersaMark (102283)
Paper: Bashful Blue (105120), Whisper White (100730)
Accessories: Iridescent Ice glitter (101930), Extra-Large Label punch (120907), Wide Oval Punch (119859), Two Way Glue (100425), Rhinestones (119426), Dimensionals (104430)

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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Dashing through the Snow...

I love the new Merry Crittermas stamp set.  Those little critters are so cute!  For this card, I used the sledding bunny.  I created a snow mound template from a piece of scrap paper and then sponged some Bashful Blue ink to make the hill.  While the mask template was still on the paper, I covered the lower half of the snow area with VersaMark and then covered with Iridescent Ice glitter to give the snow effect.  I colored the bunny with Stampin' Markers and then stamped the Merry Christmas sentiment from the All Holidays stamp set in StazOn Black Ink.

Stamps:  Merry Crittermas (120855 w, 121181 c), All Holidays (114916)
Ink: Bashful Blue (105209), StazOn Jet Black (101406), VersaMark (102283)
Paper:  Whisper White (100730), Old Olive (100702)
Accessories: Iridescent Ice Glitter (101930), Hear Gun (100005), Stampin' Write Markers (119806)

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Handmade Holiday Promotion

Create Amazing cards, Beautiful packaging, and Cherished gifts this holiday season!

From October 19-December 16, choose from several different holiday bundles containing gorgeous Stampin’ Up!® products—perfect for creating cards, gift packaging, and gifts—and all at 20% off!

Holiday Promotion Bundles
Christmas Card Bundle

Bells and Boughs Set and Deck the Halls Designer Series Paper
Christmas Card Bundle

Christmas Set and Jolly Holiday Designer Series Paper
Tags til Christmas Bundle
Tags til Christmas Set and Decorative Label Punch
Gift Packaging Bundle
Gifted Set and Mini Lunch Sacks
Simply Adorned Gift Bundle Charming
Set, Simply Adorned 1" x 1-1/4" Charm, and Simply
Adorned 24" Chain
Frame Gift Bundle
Definitely Decorative Chunky Frame and Small Chocolate Chip Dotted Flourish
Décor Elements

Contact me today to get started creating your pefect handmade holiday

Download the Handmade Holiday flyer here

Download the list of Stamp Set Bundles here

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