Monday, December 31, 2012

Here I am!

Did you miss me? I missed you, kind of. You see, I was still checking the list of blogs that I regularly read over the holidays. Few of them were being updated though, and I'd get frustrated and frankly a little annoyed that they wouldn't leave their families for just one hour and blog for me. Then I'd remember that I wasn't blogging either. So, in a kind of roundabout way, I missed you.

The end of our current Holday mini catalog is drawing near. You must have one last lookylu at that wonderful bookywook and make sure you've got everything you need out of it.

Then, on January 2 something bad happens.

the. new. mini. catalog. goes. live.

That's some scary shit.
Oh my goodness, excuse the potty mouth.
But have you looked through it yet?
If you have, you probably understand where I'm coming from.
If not, go look through it and then we will talk.
(and if you don't have one yet, email me and tell me so and I will get you one)

Those generous souls at Stampin' Up! Have been adding more stuff to the Clearance rack as well. Check it out.

See you in 2013!!!!!

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Friday, December 14, 2012

New clearance rack items

My apologies, I don't have a lot of extra time to give you more details tonight, but could ya just trust me on this one and go check out the 'New Clearance Rack Items' in my online store? There's some stuff in there you guys have been askin' fer. See ya later.....I've got some shopping to do...

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Greetings from Stampin' Up!

You really should take the time to check out this video

Isn't that fun? Told ya!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Holiday gifts

Hello stamping friends. Amy here and I’m so thrilled to share with you a few ideas to take your holiday gift-giving to the next level. I love our traditional products such as stamps, paper, and ink and the opportunity they provide to personalize my Christmas.

Below I have a cute paint can found at my local craft store that I have embellished using our traditional products.

But did you know that by adding our digital elements you will open up a whole new world of creativity. Below I have used a digital cutting machine to cut Stampin’ Up! images. Oh yes, you heard me right! “How?” you ask. Follow your digital cutting machine tutorial online for quick results using our digital files.

The large white circle tag below was created using the Perfect Pennants Shape Digital Punch and Homestyle Goodies Designer Template. I added some Stampin’ Dimensionals and layered our Silver Glimmer Paper.

I have also printed my own Designer Series Paper. Can’t get enough? Our digital files offer a whole spectrum of prints. I personally loved this candy cane stripe. No need to run to the store. Quickly print and fold your 12" x 12" paper for a personalized gift bag anyone would love to receive.

But don’t stop there. Fill those projects with a little goodness right from your kitchen. Give this recipe a try for the easiest and tastiest little Christmas treat. Yum!

White Chocolate Popcorn
Air popped popcorn (2 batches; 1 large bowl)
10 oz. white chocolate

- Melt chocolate on a double boiler.
- Place popcorn and melted chocolate in a paper bag. Shake to coat. Add any little candy your heart desires. (I added some crushed candy canes for a little white chocolate and peppermint.)
- Allow to cool; then prepare yourself to make another batch because you can’t stop eating the first one. :)

Happy Christmas Crafting! XOXO

Amy Y
Concept Art Manager

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Thursday, December 6, 2012

Try this

Look at this beeuutie

Does it look complicated?

It's not. Grab your repositionable adhesive (Dotto in the good 'ol days) and let's get at 'er.

You just want to cut varying sizes of cardstock (looks nicest if they're the same color....I used Very Vanilla). It doesn't matter if they're the same shape even, the technique is still the same.

Put a bit of the Dotto on the back of each and stick together. Then stamp as desired, make sure to go over the edges. That's where the fun is.

Don't worry if it doesn't stamp clearly around the layer edges, like mine didn't. That crap gets covered anyways.

Ideally, you cut layers of coordinating cardstock to mat each piece already.

Then you peel apart the base (vanilla) pieces and stick them to the coordinating colored piece.

Glue those babies together and make yerself a card, would ya?

I used:

Very Vanilla (101650) and Midnight Muse (126843) cardstock.
Midnight Muse (126860) and River Rock (126977) Classic ink.
Midnight Muse stitched ribbon (126847)
Everything Eleanor stamp set (124164c 124162w) and Upsy Daisy stamp set (oops, I thought it was still current,'s not)

Some thoughts: just because I used all one color, and the same kind of shape doesn't mean you have to. Imagine one done with leaves and fall colors,or one in bright colors with circles of different sizes in different spots on the card.....ooh the possibilities!

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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Fancy Foldy (yes, I said Foldy) Fun

And here's the card all unfolded-like.

Fun, huh?

Just a few simple scores and a bit of Designer Series Paper and you're off and running.

For my card I used a piece of 5 1/2 x 12" card stock. Score it at 2,4,7 and 9".

The belly band is 1 1/4 x 8 1/2", scored at 2 1/4 and 6 3/8".

You'll need 2 pieces of DSP 2 3/4 x 5 1/4" and 1 that is 1 3/4 x 5 1/4". The piece of DSP on the belly band is 1 x 3 7/8". I think I just like saying belly band. Who doesn't?!

I used Very Vanilla (101650) cardstock and Designer Series Paper Stacks in Neutrals (117157).
That is Soft Suede ink (126978) and just stamped off to get different shades.
The label is from the Labels framelits collection (125598).
The stamps are Elements of Style (120045c or 118611w) and I used Sassy Salutations (126707c 126705w) to make lots of different greetings. This has become my new GO TO greetings set. Love it.

I hope you have fun making one of these neat cards. They're a nice big wow when they get unfolded! The best part is that you don't need a ridiculous pile of fancy accessories and tools to make them!

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Monday, December 3, 2012

Yay Ornament kits!

The ornament on the cover of our holiday catalogue is such a hit that we are making it available to you just in time to deck the halls with terrific trimmings you've made yourself! We've simplified this fun project so that you can quickly and easily achieve the same results.

In addition to the kit, all you need is a glue gun, scissors, and adhesive. (Our Anywhere Glue Sticks [104045] are perfect for assembly.) Want greeting or place cards to go with those ornaments? The Ornament Keepsakes Stamp Set (W 128048 C 128051) gives you perfect coordination. Fancy a little sparkle and shine? Sprinkle on our Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter (102023)!

I also HIGHLY recommend the Silicone sheet (127853) out of the mini catalog to use as your work surface. This thing ROCKS! The glue doesn't stick to it makes a perfect work surface! LOVE THIS!

With this kit you'll be able to create 10 heirloom ornaments--or stunning tags to attach to a special neighbour gift.

The Ornamental Elegance Kit (132832) is $17.95 and includes:

Die-Cut Cardstock Elements
Cherry Cobbler 3-1/2" Scalloped Tulle Ribbon
Natural Linen Thread
Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons
Large Pearl Basic Jewels

Order these now so you will have plenty of time to make them for Christmas gifting--or for your family tree! I wouldn't dawdle too long this week, leave yourself enough time. Head to my online store to order up your kit today!

Available while supplies last.

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Thursday, November 29, 2012

All of the Cuteness, without all of the work!

Have you ever found yourself wishing you had a cute way of packaging treats and gifts for teachers, coworkers, friends, neighbors?  And while we're at it, make it affordable?  I can help  you out with that! With the new Petite Treats Bundle, you'll save 20% off and be able to package up a simple treat or small gift quickly and adorably.

Available until January 2nd.  There are two bundles to choose from:

Petite Treats Bundle
• Glassine Bags with die-cut edges (10 bags; 3" x 5" x 1-1/2") • Handmade Holidays Stitched Felt (8 pieces)
• Gumball Green 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon (10 yards)
$13.50 132770 (a $16.85 value)
Trimmings & Tags Bundle
• Gusseted Cellophane Bags (25 bags; 5" x 3" x 11-1/2")
Snow Festival Designer Printed Tags (25 double-sided tags; 4-1/2" x 3-1/8") • Cherry Cobbler 1/4" Sweater Trim (10 yards)
$13.50 132769 (a $16.85 value)

Everything is there! Just add a treat to the bag and away you go!  How great is that?

This is a great idea for everyone! You don't need anything else. There's no cutting, no stamping, just lots of  happy feelings! LOL

You can order them just as easily in my online store. Or if you need help ordering, feel free to email me.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Relaxing Ridiculous Relucent

The 3Rs of our scrapbook retreat!

It was:




I can hardly believe some of you chose not to be there. You missed out on a really incredible time.

There was lots of space to spread out

Good grief. Who's mess is that? tsk tsk

There were big windows all with an incredible just can't beat it. There's no better way to scrapbook!

The food was wonderful, the company was great! We all had a blast together!

One of the things we did was a challenge page. I gave everyone a package that had the same materials in it (Basic Black and Very Vanilla card stock, First Edition Specialty DSP,black dotted scallop ribbon and an antique brad).

They were to use at least some of everything in the package to make a page, complete with photos and journalling, in their choice of size and style. It was so neat to see all of the different pages people came up with!

Here's the one that I did:

I love how it turned out. You can't see them in the picture, but there are black snowflakes on the bottom half of the page as well. Makes for some beautiful texture.

We are going to do it again next year, you should join us!

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

My Black Friday sale

Does this look fun to you?

How bout this?

Not had enough yet?

Oh my! I'm going to need another cup of coffee just looking at this.

I realize that some of you have answered "yes, Valerie, that does look fun to me". I say, more power to ya! Have fun!

I love a good deal too! But, I'd like my good deals to be easier to get! I bet some of you agree with me. That's why I'm having a Black Friday sale.
Email me with your order on FRIDAY November 23, 2012 and you will get an additional 20% off of your order. If you've been paying attention, Stampin' Up! has a sale on right now too. Check out the online extravaganza could save UP TO 70% off if you take me up on my black friday offer!

A few conditions (aren't there always conditions). You must email me your order before 9:00pm MB time Friday night to get the savings. You must place the order on a visa or MasterCard (if you don't want to send the cc info in an email, include a phone# and I will phone you). You'll need to pick up your order, unless it's over $100 and then it will be shipped directly to you.

Ladies--give your significant others or family members your wish lists and tell them about the sale. All orders placed Friday WILL be here or Christmas. Your significant other can request my FREE gift wrapping service too!!!

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Monday, November 19, 2012

Here's something neat and new!

With Talking Tag, you can send a gift that is uniquely you. Talking Tag is a message label you can attach to cards, invitations, gifts . . . anything! Personalize birthday cards, Christmas gifts or even record quick instructions for a project. Now your pictures really can say a thousand words!

How to Buy Talking Tags:

Buy 'em by the sheet! You get 10 tags for just $9.95 (item 129723)

How to send a voice message:
  1. Download the FREE TalkingTagT App on your smartphone from, iTunes® or Google PlayT.
  2. Adhere the message tag to your card or gift.
  3. Open TalkingTagT App and scan the code.
  4. Record your message (recording starts immediately, so make sure you're ready!).
You will have the opportunity to listen, re-record, cancel, or confirm your message after you've completed recording it. Each label allows up to 60 seconds of a greeting, song, or product message.

To play the message, recipients will need to download the app and scan the code.  Messages are saved for two years, so they can listen to it over and over.

Check out this video---maybe it will make more sense then!

Well holy cowballs - - I put a video in there! All by myself. Can you see it? I'm so excited!!! YAY me!!!

Hit up my demonstrator website today to order yourself some talking tags, along with all of the other amazing stuff that is on sale in our ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA today!   The Big Shot is 20% off TODAY ONLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! wa-hoo!!!! Not to be confused with wa-hooey, which might be a little icky.

There's a whole bunch of other fantastical stuff on sale this week too - from 20-50% off! Check it out!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Whatcha doin' on Monday??

The Online Extravaganza promotion is our biggest online sale of the year! During these 10 days only (Nov 19-28), you can get incredible discounts-up to 50 percent-on some of your favorite products!

In addition, there will be three products 20 percent off for 24-hours only on both the first and last days of Online Extravaganza-our very own doorbusters! Woot!

Even the Big Shot is on sale! If you won't buy it yourself to put under your Christmas tree....tell someone else to call me and I will hook them up for their Christmas shopping!

Visit my online store Monday morning for the details.

There's also another limited edition item up for grabs to the first 4000 customers.

Isn't it adorable!!! I just love it!

Due to our partnership with Sizzix, we are pleased to be able to offer a test run of the Texture Boutique Embossing Machine in our North American markets. We have 4,000 available to be sold only while supplies last. If this product test goes well, we may offer the Texture Boutique again in the future.

The Texture Boutique works with Textured Impressions Embossing Folders to transform ordinary cardstock, paper, metallic foil, or vellum into an embossed, textured masterpiece. This machine embosses only; it does not die cut.

'Tis the season of giving, and the Texture Boutique makes a wonderful gift for anyone who wants to create their own elegant embossed art. To help you with your gift-giving needs, we're offering a special value bundle that saves you $10.90. If you prefer, you can also purchase the Texture Boutique alone. Looking for stocking stuffers? Pick up some additional embossing folders.

Texture Boutique Bundle
Item 132700
$45.95 (a $56.85 value)

Texture Boutique Embossing Machine, 1 Pair of Standard Embossing Pads, 1 Mylar Shim
Flower Garden Textured Impressions Embossing Folder-Stampin' Up! exclusive
Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder-Stampin' Up! exclusive
Texture Boutique Embossing Machine
Item 132657

Texture Boutique Embossing Machine, 1 pair of Standard Embossing Pads, 1 Mylar Shim

You can visit my online store to take advantage of this offer as well. I don't want you to miss out just because I'm away scrapbooking all weekend!!! Wish you were coming too....

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Friday, November 9, 2012

Waiting out the storm

So our area is expected to get 40cm of snow tonight and tomorrow. As you can imagine, I have a house filled with very excited people! I admit, I'm a little excited myself. Since I know we are in the minority with our 'We Love Winter' ways, I suggest you go hide in your craft room/corner/space/closet and copy this cute card:

Happy 30th Birthday card
A stylish mix of Designer Series Paper and ribbon banners help you make a simply beautiful card in minutes! Top it off with a label created using the Labels Collection Framelits Dies and you're done!

Memorable Moments Clear-Mount Stamp Set $29.94 | $26.95
Midnight Muse 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock $9.44 | $8.50
Very Vanilla 8-1/2X11 Card Stock $10.28 | $9.25
2012-2014 In Color Paper Stack $29.94 | $26.95
Comfort Café Designer Series Paper $15.00 | $13.50
Bravo Burgundy Classic Stampin' Pad $8.06 | $7.25
Lucky Limeade Classic Stampin' Pad $8.06 | $7.25
Midnight Muse Classic Stampin' Pad $8.06 | $7.25
Pool Party Classic Stampin' Pad $8.06 | $7.25
Lucky Limeade 3/8 Inch Ruffled Ribbon $15.00 | $13.50
Midnight Muse 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon $13.61 | $12.25
Stampin' Dimensionals $5.83 | $5.25
Big Shot Die-Cut Machine $136.61 | $122.95
Labels Collection Framelits Dies $36.61 | $32.95

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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

It's a great day for sports scrapbookers!

It's been waaaaaaayyy too long since we've had great sports specific tools from Stampin' Up! With today's new digital additions, we've now to a really great HOCKEY set, as well as Baseball, Basketball, Football and Lacrosse. Sorry, still no Rugby :-(
They all look similar to this

You can see the others in my online store, under newest downloads, November 6.

Something else new today is a new photo book template, sport themed. You all know how much I love a template album. An open up the file, plunk pictures in and click print type COMPLETED scrapbook album makes Valerie SMILE!!!!

I can definitely use this. I bet you can too!

Download includes:
* 24-page photobook designer template (12" x 12")
* 65-piece SVG stamp brush set*

* Digital-exclusive
* The perfect photobook template to showcase your child's year in sports; highlight their individual and team photos or chronicle their practices and games
* Perfect for coach or grandparents gifts

Coordinating colors:
Basic Black, Basic Gray, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla

(We recommend viewing this template in photobook page spread design view.)

* Note: SVG stamps won’t work with the original My Digital Studio software.

Check back with me soon and hopefully I'll have a couple sporty pages to show you! I'll show you mine if you show me yours!

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Monday, November 5, 2012

New To Me Colour Combo and a Lovely Paper Bow

Here's a card I made last week with a 'new to me' color scheme. I took the inspiration from the Designer Series Paper I used (international Bazaar 126920), so the colors are Pool Party and Tangerine Tango.

Now, how 'bout that paper bow? Doesn't that deserve some discussion? Maybe even a round of applause! As usual, the photo does not do it any justice. It really is lovely, and not too fiddly to make.

You need an oval punch, some glue dots(preferably) and paper of course. The nice thickness of our DSP works great.

Cut yourself a strip of paper a few inches long, about the same width of the oval you're going to punch.

Stick one end of the paper into the punch from behind. You just want to punch one end to create a rounded ovally kind of end.

Then, stick the other end in and do the same thing. Now you've got a really long ugly oval, right? Cut it in half-ish. Punch yourself a couple of real ovals out of the same paper and a small strip about 1.5" long and 1/2" wide. You should have pieces that resemble this:

So now you want to put a glue dot on the backside of one rounded end and stick it to the small strip of paper. Then you'll do the same thing with the other rounded piece, nudging the rounded ends up to one another. The tiny strip of paper is just holding them together in place. It should look like this:

Ok. If you're still with me and haven't become bored and decided that even throwing in a load of laundry would be more interesting than this, now you're going to use the oval punchouts. One the backside, put a glue dot on one rounded end. Then fold it gently in half to stick together. Don't crease it, you want it to be round. Then, stick it to the other piece (with another glue dot) so it looks like this:

Do the same thing with the other oval punchout please and thank you.

You can finish these bows off however you like. Some of my suggestions might be:
-throw it in the garbage and do some laundry.
-don't do that.
-cut another small strip of paper about the same size as the small one before, wrap it around the center of the bow and adhere with a glue dot
-fasten a button, large pearl, brad etc. over the center with a glue dot
-finish the ends of your bow by cutting the paper into a v-point if so desired

Here's the ingredients I used for my card:

Stamps: Make a Cake (126742c 126740w), Itty Bitty Banners (126257c 126255w)
Card stock: Pool Party (122924), Naturals White (102316), Tangerine Tango (111349)
Ink: Tangerine Tango Marker (119702) Pool Party Marker (123002)
Accessories: International Bazaar DSP (126920), Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons (127555), Basic Rhinestones (119246), Paper Doily Sizzlets (125592), Bitty Banners Framelits (129267), Large Oval Punch (119855)

Now, you might have noticed, laundry is on my mind today. Like it or not, it must get done. I've already put it off long enough. Enjoy your day!

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Thursday, November 1, 2012

10 Free ink pads!

Hey? Would you like 10 FREE ink pads?

There are a couple of different ways that you can take advantage of this new offer from Stampin' Up!

Be a Hostess or Pretend to Be a Hostess

Host a Stampin' Up Demonstration with sales of $575.   OR  Place your own order for $575. OR gather orders from friends, family, coworkers etc totalling $575.   With any of these choices you'll get:
  • a collection of 10 of our award winning Classic ink pads (your choice of Regals, Subtles or Brights) value of $80
  • an additional $90 in free product of your choice
  • one 1/2 price item from the catalog of your choice
Become a Demonstrator or just Buy the Starter Kit for the incredible deal!

The Stampin' Up! Starter kit is a no obligation, no pressure, great deal. You can purchase the Starter Kit and never be a demonstrator. OR if you choose, you can become an awesome demonstrator YOUR WAY (I can help you with that!)
For $125 you'll get:
  • your choice of $155 products (you're already off to a great start, that's $30 in free stuff)
  • a collection of 10 of our award winning Classic ink pads (your choice of Regals, Subtles or Brights) now you're up to $110 in FREE stuff
  • free shipping on the starter kit (that's $15 in your we are at $125...if you were paying attention you'll know you basically just got your starter kit for FREE)
  • 30% off your first order over $200 as a demonstrator, which also gets your hostess benefits so now you're looking at another $95 at least. Total savings so far $215
  • Minimum of 20% off all orders until the end of March next year
  • free subscription to Stampin' Success, the demonstrator magazine filled with ideas and information
  • unlimited access to Stampin' Up!s exclusive ideas and resources
Let's talk, I can help you make this happen!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

I want to show you what I made with one of the free gifts we can ALL get from Stampin' Up! this week during the  Digital Scrapbooking promotion until November 5th. There are three completely FREE downloads you can get to use with My Digital Studio or any other digital crafting program. As well, the Digital Kits are 50% off.

So this is what the download began as:
A Split Second Designer Template Pages -- Digital DownloadThis is the A Split Second download (FREE, free Free...did I say that?). Now obviously it would be cute if you poked three adorable little photos on each page and slapped in a date and said 'that's it, I'm done. Aren't I awesome?'. Because you know, it's OK if you say that. We should all say that more often. I'm awesome, you're awesome, we're all awesome.  OK, on with it...

Here's what I made:

So, I just used the first page in the template. The first thing I did was delete the 'SMILE'. Just select it with your mouse and hit delete. Then I chose the photos I wanted to use, and clicked them into the already there photo boxes. Then I filled the third photo box with Designer Series Pape (Pumpkin Pie Large Polka Dot). I added five stamp images from the Spooky Bingo Bits digital set and resized them as needed and changed the opacity. To resize them all you have to do is select the image, then drag the arrows. Then I selected the frame thing around the middle rectangle and changed the colour to Pumpkin Pie. Then I did the same thing for those little zig zaggy lines along the left hand side (that stuff was all pink before). The 'eek!' was a stamp image from the Spooky Bingo Bits set, so I changed the colour of that to Pumpkin Pie as well.  I typed some text, added a date, and that's it. I love the designer templates and digital kits. Most of the work is done for me. I can either leave the page as it was, or change a colour or two and make it something completely different, like this one.  This page took me 5 minutes to make. This blog post took me 20 minutes. Now do you see why my blog isn't the fanciest blog on the block? I'd much rather be crafting!!!

You can still download a FREE TRIAL of My Digital Studio. It's easy and completely free to try for 30 days. It's not like Netflix or other places that make you enter a credit card and then they just start charging you. If you want to  buy it at the end of 30 days, you do. If you don't, then you don't. Easy. Now's a good time to do it though, I'm just sayin'. What if you like it, and then are kicking yourself next week that you didn't stock up on 50% off Digital Downloads??!!

To get your free stuff, visit my website , click on Shop Now, and along the left hand side there will be a spot that says FREE DIGITAL DOWNLOADS. To get the free trial of MDS, just go down to the MY DIGITAL STUDIO link along that same side.

Happy Halloween!

Monday, October 29, 2012

A pretty page

I love this scrapbook page. It could be made traditionally or digitally. I love the nine squares.I love the little labels peaking out the sides and the banner across the corner. I love the color scheme. I hate that my iPad always autocorrects my colour to color.

I'm going to save this one in my 'inspiration for the retreat' folder.

I've still got room in the retreat. I would love it if you could join us! Nov 16-18th. Email me for more information!

Making absolutely gorgeous scrapbook pages is easy when you use our color-coordinated papers and inks!

Broadsheet Alphabet - Clear-Mount Stamp
Whisper White 8-1/2X11 Card Stock
Bandstand Simply Scrappin'Scrappin kit
Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin' Pad
2011 In Color Stampin Write markers
Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine
Designer Buttons - Regals Collection
Basic Rhinestones Jewel Accents
Stampin' Dimensionals

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Friday, October 26, 2012

For one day only,you'll get 15 percent off almost every stamp we sell!

Here are the details:

On october 29, Starting at 12:00 AM (MT) and ending at 11:50 PM (MT), almost every stamp we sell will be 15 percent off.

This means all stamps in our current catalogues including
Background stamps
Personalized name stamps
Incentive stamp sets from the supply list
Cookie press stamps
Single-image stamps

This DOES NOT include
Hostess sets
Bundled stamp sets
Digital stamp brush sets
There is no minimum purchase, and no limit to the number of stamps you can order.

You can place an order in my online store, or call me with your order (I will be home after 2:00pm).

Remember, if your order is $200 or more, you'll get an extra $35 in free products!

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Holy Digital Sale Batman!

Beginning October 29th, we are celebrating Digital Scrapbooking day by turning it into one ridiculous week of sales!

Q. What is Digital Scrapbooking Day?
A. Digital Scrapbooking Day is officially celebrated the first Saturday in November. It was designed to remind people to set time aside to document their personal history digitally. To celebrate, Stampin’ Up! will be giving away free My Digital Studio downloads to anyone who wants them!

Q. What is Stampin’ Up! giving away for free for Digital Scrapbooking Day?
A. Anyone can get these three downloads for free: Enjoying Everything Kit ($9.95 CAN Value)
Days in December Kit (/$9.95 CAN Value)
A Split Second Designer Template Pages ($3.75 CAN value)

Bonus: If we have 18,000 downloads of each of the free items, we’ll give a fourth one away for free too! So tell everybody you know!

Q. Are the free downloads new products?
A. You know it! They are brand-new designs. On November 6, they’ll be added to our product offering for purchase at full price.

Q. How will customers get their free downloads?
A. Customers can get their downloads at my Online Store from October 29–November 5, 2012. To access the downloads they’ll need to create an online customer account if they don’t already have one.

Q. Is there a sale associated with Digital Scrapbooking Day?
A. You bet! All digital kits are 50 percent off from October 29–November 5.

Did you read that? All digital kits are 50% off!!!!!!

Q. Is there anything else going on that week?
A. Yes! Make sure to check out the action on that week. We’ll have tons of blog posts, challenges where you can win free digital stuff, and more!

What was I thinking?

Look at this mess. Just look at it. What was I thinking?

Ha, actually that doesn't look so bad. That's AFTER we stamped and big shotted all 400 pieces. 400.

Did you catch the 'we' in that sentence? I stamped. The Hub actually did most of the big shotting.

That's right, I said big shotting. What else should I call it?

I'm VERY grateful for the big shotting help. I'd still be there doing it, and instead I got to do this...

And then that turned into this...

Just look! Aren't they beautiful? I'm so happy with how they turned out. They are just so golly gee pretty!

If you come see me at the Minto Nursery School trade show on Saturday October 27th (10-4, Minto Town & Country Center) I might even sell you one!

If you'd like to make your own, here is what I used:

Ornament Keepsakes Bundle 129950
Cherry Cobbler Yulle 127841
Festival of Prints DSP Stack 126904
Designer Rosette Bigz XL Die 125594
1 1/4" circle punch
Crop a dile
Bone Folder 102300 (you need this!)
Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons 127555
Multipurpose Liquid Glue 110755 (very handy for this project)
Glue Dotes 103683
Large Pearl Basic Jewels 125577
Linen Thread 104199
Snow Flurry Die 127813 (on the blue ornament)
The colors I used were Gumball Green, Raspberry Ripple and Midnight Muse