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!