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Friday, 24 December 2010

Merry Christmas to All! Big Shot Winner Announced!

Good Morning Everyone!

Just wanted to take a few minutes before we head out for our longest day of the year.  Traditionally this is the day that my hunny and I go to his work Christmas party in the morning - as the kids watch for the arrival of Santa coming down the hall, I find myself smiling because the twinkle in that eye belongs to someone I know and love very much -- my teddy bear. :)   It's always a fun time, and he has such fun doing it!

Afterwards we embark on last minute shopping, and off to date night.  A tradition for the last 16 years as we wait for it to be time to pick up the kids from their maternal grandmother's before taking the long drive back home, often listening to the littlest angel on the way.

However you are celebrating this year, I'd like to wish you all the best.  Thank you for being my ScrapNStamp Pal for another year. A special thanks to those new friends and customers I've met this year.  I look forward to many happy crafting hours with you again this year. :)

And now for the big announcement I promised you all..

Congratulations go out to Carrie White of Prescott who was among those who purchased a Big Shot this month.  You are the winner of my top-note contest!  Please contact me to arrange pick-up or delivery!

Happy Holidays Everyone!   Wishing you all the smiles and happiness your heart can hold!

Tammy

Monday, 20 December 2010

It's beginning to look a lot like Chaos!

What's a holiday without a little Chaos, right?

If you're family is anything like mine - the news that Christmas is just a few days away is sitting somewhere loosely between oh-my-gawd-I'm-not-done-yet and we'll get there .. eventually!  Thankfully I've gotten pretty good at planning ahead and squirreling things away here and there, so by this point it's just bits and bites left to finish up the job.

Have been working on swap cards all week, and began updating my blog the other day with the new Valentine's Promotion..   well either the deal was way too hot for my computer, or the idea of discussing Valentines' day before Christmas made it angry with me.  Rebooted after an adobe update, and it wouldn't come back on.

Thankfully my teddy bear is well versed in the ways of the attitudal computer and after only a few days of down time got it back up with only a short hiatus but I'll likely have re place the case on this one sometime soon as there is some weird issue with the power button.

In any case, I wanted to share a couple of cards with you that I made for a Birthday Card Swap among fellow demonstrators.


For the first card, I had an image in my head and decided that I wanted to make the cards more unisex rather than making them pink or flowery.  I just don't find that I often gravitate towards making them and I've been trying to challenge myself each week to use a tool or stamp set I haven't used before or a tool I haven't used in a long time.  This was no exception.  I played with Party Hearty that I only just got as well as a texture embossing folder that I hadn't played with much.

For the second card, I wanted something different - I was going for a simple card that would be easy to reproduce but still elegant enough to be special.  I'd played with ribbon on it a bit but couldn't figure out where to put it in a fashion that made me happy - so I opted for bling and played with the dauber and the shimmer paint, and I just couldn't resist adding a little piece of bling!

Do you find yourself looking through your toys and gravitating towards the same toys over again - take my challenge..  blow the dust off a once loved stamp set or template and see what inspiration comes your way.

I was pretty impressed that with the craft area laid out and on its way to organized just how much easier it's become to sit down and just CREATE.

My hubby moved a shelf downstairs for me at long last so that I can start re-arranging my stamp sets and he built me a database program so that I can finally catalog everything.  In the midst of my frustration of not being able to keep track of all the stamp sets, wheels, dies and such I own anymore that if (Heaven forbid!) anything should happen to any of it that I don't have a record of it all in one place of everything I have (had) to be able to take to insurance or anything. Let me tell you that thought was a tough pill to swallow..  so catalog I must! :)

Watch for the January specials and promotions coming to your inbox over the next couple of days..   The pre-order date for the January Crop is fast approaching - have you booked your spot yet?

It's not too late to order a Gift Certificate for Christmas - I can send your certificate by e-mail if you are pressed for time. Shop my website 24/7 www.iscrapnstamp.stampinup.net or call me if I can be of any help.

I still have a limited number of Christmas and Holiday Cards available for sale - Let me know if you are interested.

Friday, 17 December 2010

NEW DIGITAL DOWNLOADS FOR MY DIGITAL STUDIO

December 14, 2010


Our latest digital downloads are here--and more are on the way for the month of December! If you would like to view our complete list of My Digital Studio download offerings, go to the customer homepage, click on Store, then Digital Crafting.
Item Description Image Price 
124215 Extreme Snowboard Stamp Brush  $1.25 
124218 Extreme Surfboard Stamp Brush  $1.25 
124217 Extreme Skateboard Stamp Brush  $1.25 
124219 Extreme Dirt Bike Stamp Brush  $1.25 
124216 Extreme Guitar Stamp Brush  $1.25 
123988 Charming Stamp Brush Set  $4.95 
123989 Teahouse Stamp Brush  $2.50 
123992 Lap of Luxury Designer Series Paper  $6.50 
123990 Elements of Style Stamp Brush Set  $4.95 
123991 Style Beautiful Stamp Brush Set $4.95 


Place your order through my website www.iscrapnstamp.stampinup.net 24/7 or place your order by phone or e-mail.

Feature Project - Christmas is Love Card


Christmas is Love Card (4-1/4" x 4-1/4")
Stamps:
  • Stamp Set Wood Contempo Christmas
Paper:
  • Card Stock Very Vanilla 8 1/2X11
  • CARD STOCK SOFT SUEDE 8 1/2 X 11
  • JOLLY HOLIDAY DESIGNER SERIES PAPER
Ink:
  • CLASSIC STAMPIN PAD SOFT SUEDE
Accessories:
  • Glue Dots Mini
  • Thread Linen
  • Snail Adhesive Permanent
  • Stampin Dimensionals
  • RIBBON TAFFETA REAL RED 1/8
  • Extra-Large Ornament punch

Instructions
Christmas is Love Card (4-1/4" x 4-1/4")
1. Fold Crumb Cake Card Stock (8-1/2" x 4-1/4") in half to form card.
2. Stamp ornament in Soft Suede ink on Soft Suede Card Stock. Adhere one end of Linen Thread to top of ornament and the other to back of Soft Suede Card Stock. Tie bow using Real Red 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon and adhere to top of ornament over Linen Thread.
3. Punch ornament from Jolly Holiday Designer Series Paper. Adhere to Soft Suede Card Stock using Stampin’ Dimensionals. Tie Linen Thread around top of ornament and adhere to back of Soft Suede Card Stock.
4. Stamp sentiment in Soft Suede ink on Very Vanilla Card Stock (3-1/2" x 1/2"). Cut notch in right side to create banner. Curl banner and adhere to Soft Suede Card Stock.
5. Adhere Soft Suede Card Stock to card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Filled with Love Promotion Begins Today!


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 and your customers 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 $6.50 value--when you purchase an exclusive Filled with Love Bundle. See details below.

Description
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
$40.45
124381
$33.45
Lleno de Amor Bundle
Contains the Lleno de Amor Set* and Love Patterns Designer Series Paper Pack
124382
$40.45
124383
$33.45
Plein d'amour Bundle
Contains the Plein d'amour Set* and Love Patterns Designer Series Paper Pack
124384
$40.45
124385
$33.45
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
$12.50
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*Featured on p. 43 of the 2010 Holiday Mini Catalogue

I will be placing an expedited order later this evening, please let me know if there is anything that you would like me to order.  It's not too late to order those wish-list items that you'd like under your tree!  


This will be the last order placed with guaranteed Christmas Delivery.

You can also order from my website 24/7 at http://www.iscrapnstamp.stampinup.net - please note that the date for Christmas delivery for items shipped now will *not* arrive for Christmas.  Monday will be the last day to expedite an order for it to arrive in time.  

Please let me know if you need help with placing your order, or if you'd like a gift certificate so that your lucky ScrapNStamper can choose their own toys and tools!  

Please note blog specials and gift certificates offered by me are not redeemable through Stampin' Up! or any other demonstrator.  

Cheers! 

Tammy

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Upcoming Classes for January - Vintage Valentines


This month’s projects feature the emboss resist technique, which combined with the I Heart Hearts stamp set, En Fran├žais background stamp, basic rhinestones and silver glass glitter create a stunning vintage effect. Pair this with the vibrant colors and patterns of the Sweet and Sour Speciality DP and you’re sure to wow anyone who receives one of these cards!

This class is available in traditional class options and offered also in a Class-To-Go Option for my far-away friends and crafty pals. Class-to-go comes in two options.  If you already own the stamps and materials listed for this project - or you would like to recreate them using items you have on hand, choose Option 1.  If however you would like to purchase the stamp sets and other materials from me in order to re-create these projects in your home - choose Option 2 instead.

Please email me to sign up for this class: iscrapnstamp@gmail.com or click buy now to pre-pay your class now. If one of the available options doesn't work for you or you'd like to have this class taught for you and a few friends, let me know and we'll set something up!



Available Dates:

This class is not available for purchase to other Stampin' Up! demonstrators. If you are a demonstrator and are interested in this class please e-mail Tammy directly for more information.

To order supplies for project visit my website 24/7
Supplies
• Stamps: I {Heart} Hearts stamp set, En Fran├žais background stamp, Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp
• Ink: Rose Red, Pink Pirouette, Soft Suede, Early Espresso and Crumb Cake Classic inks
• Paper:Very Vanilla CS, Rose Red Cs, Pink Pirouette CS; Sweet and Sour Speciality DP
• Accessories: Sticky Strip, SNAIL adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Crystal Effects, Dotto Adhesive, Basic Rhinestones, Pretty in Pink and Pumpkin Pie 5/8" satin ribbon, Silver Glass Glitter, Clear embossing powder, large cello bags, paper cutter with scoring blade, grid paper, paper snips, bone folder, Stampin’ Mist and Scrub,stamping sponges, 1 3/4" circle punch, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder,Big Shot, Top Note Bigz die, Heart to Heart punch, Full Heart punch, Modern Label punch, Embossing Buddy, Heat tool, Very Vanilla medium envelopes; Non SU supplies: pencil

GET THE 2010 STAMPIN' UP! CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT


Create a miracle and help a child with the 2010 Stampin' Up! Christmas ornament! Patterned after the Christmas Collage background stamp, this beautiful photo frame ornament becomes a keepsake with photos or handcrafted holiday art. Plus, $2.00 from the sale of each Christmas ornament will be donated to Children's Miracle Network!
 Item 
 Description 
 Price
 123152 
 2010 Stampin' Up! Christmas Ornament 
 $16.95

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Announcing - Temporary Changes to our Starter Kit

I hope that you'll all forgive me for being a bit of a chatterbox this morning (having said that I can already hear several of you saying "this morning?"  LOLs)  - This has been a busy week or so already and I haven't had the chance to devote to my blog as much as I might like, so I'm in a bit of catch-up mode today.  Thanks in advance for your patience.  :)


Since the announcement that our Stampin' Scrubs are unavailable, and we don't know when they will again be available the item has been removed from our Starter kit and replaced with an additional stamp set.  


HQ has decided to choose Greenhouse Garden for this replacement, but as always you can modify your kit to put in any stamp set of the same value or less. 

We hope that we'll be able to alert you very soon that a solution has been found to the Stampin' Scrub issue, but until then let me know if you need some alternate ideas for cleaning your stamp pads in the meantime. 

Cheers! 

Tammy

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

As many of you may have seen, after Sunday's craft show, I posted an extra bonus across my FB and Twitter pages - I thought I would also pop in and post it here for anyone who hadn't seen it already. 


Here's the original posting ...  


After the Craft Show yesterday and watching all of those happy winners going away with their packages, I am in a giving mood.. Yesterday I donated two gift packages each containing 4 Cards with envelopes, and a gift certificate for a class for You and 3 friends. Would you like one? E-mail me or DM me with what your favorite ScrapNStamp product is - to win one of 5 additional packages being raffled off on Friday!


Would YOU like to win one of these awesome gift packages? E-mail me or send me a DM on FB or Twitter :) 


Just a reminder also of my ongoing Holiday Specials running until December 30th, 2010.  



Holiday Specials - November 1st - December 30th, 2010
  • Let me help you put a big smile on the face of your favorite teacher, caregiver, scrapbooker, rubber stamper, paper crafter or quilter this year.   Purchase your Big Shot from me between now and December 30th, 2010 and receive two free Big Shot Technique Classes (Value $15.00 each).  In addition for every Big Shot Sold from now until Christmas Eve. , I will enter the recipients name in a draw for a free Top Note Die.  (I'll order it ahead of time so that it will be available for pick up in time for Christmas.)
  • Purchase our My Digital Studio between Nov 1st - Dec 30th and Receive 2 Free Classes - My Digital Studio 101, and a 2nd Cup of MDS. 
  • All orders placed between now and December 30th of $100 or More will be eligible to win $25 in additional products absolutely FREE.  Draw to be held on January 1, 2010.  What a GREAT way to start a new year! 
A Gift Certificate for our Caregiver/Teacher Drop In or our Caregiver/Mommy & Me Class makes an excellent gift for your favorite Daycare Provider or Teacher - Call me to order yours! 
  • Pre-Register for 2 Classes, and get your 3rd (Equal or Lesser Value) for Half Price.  If you wish, I can make you up a Gift Certificate for gift-givers and stocking stuffers and will include a hand-stamped card for your gift.
  • I am offering a Holiday Helper/Elf Shopping service.  Help your family, and friends get you something that you are sure to love while staying within their budget.  Create your wishlist and submit it to me by Fax, e-mail or in person along with a list of who you would like to receive a copy of your wish-list.  Your family can choose a gift from your list knowing that it will remain a secret until gift giving time.  As an added service, I am offering a free gift wrapping service for my customers this year. 
Yes, I offer Gift Certificates.  Please note, however, that Gift Certificates can only be surrendered by, and honored by your demonstrator Tammy Wilson.  Download your Holiday Wish-list today.  Please remember that it takes about a week for your order to arrive (or expedite your order in 3 days for an additional $25) so please order early to ensure that your order arrives in plenty of time for your holiday gift giving. 

Whether you’re new to Rubber Stamping, Scrapbooking, and Paper Crafting or a seasoned veteran of the craft, I offer a variety of classes, workshops and crops for you.  Contact me to set up a time to come out and take a stroll through our current catalog, and a variety of our products.  Test out our Big Shot or My Digital Studio and learn how easy it is to create uniquely personal cards and gifts.

My next Crop-Til-You-Drop Sessions are booked!  Payments can be made by Paypal via my blog, via EMT through your financial institution of choice of in person.  Pre-Register 2 Weeks in Advance and save $5 on your Crop Fees.  Fees are $30 per Crop before any offers or discounts.  

Upcoming Crop dates:

Jan 9, 2011, Feb Feb 13, 2011 and March 13th, 2011 

Additional Crop Specials for my Customers and Downline:
Bring a friend that has never attended one of my crops and receive a voucher for $5 to spend in our current catalog or holiday mini.  Bring 2 Friends and receive $10 in vouchers to spend!
Spend $50 on Crop day and receive a coupon for 50% off your next Crop Fees;  Spend $100 and get your next crop FREE. 

Sending Warmest Wishes and Inky Hugz~ Tammy
PS - I have had some queries on starting a Stampers Club in Brockville, and starting a Stampers Club in January.  Interested?  Let me know! 

NEW DIGITAL DOWNLOADS FOR MY DIGITAL STUDIO

December 7, 2010

Our latest digital downloads are here--and more are on the way for the month of December! If you would like to view our complete list of My Digital Studio download offerings, go to the customer homepage, click on Store, then Digital Crafting.
Item Description Image Price 
125148 2011 Notable Desktop Calendar Kit $18.50 
125145 Calm and Bright Photo Card Template       $2.50 
125146 Holiday Greetings Photo Card Template       $2.50 
125147 Good Cheer Photo Card Template       $2.50 
123968 Leadership 2011 Stamp Brush Set    $2.50 
123981 Serene Snowflakes Stamp Brush Set       $2.50 
123982 Blueberry Crisp Designer Series Paper       $6.50 
123987 Woodgrain Stamp Brush       $2.50 
123985 Woodland Walk Designer Series Paper      $6.50 
123986 Just Believe Stamp Brush Set      $7.95 
123983   Curly Cute Stamp Brush Set  $4.95 

 To order these or any other Stampin' Up! digital download or product, feel free to visit my website to order 24/7 or contact me for more personal service.  

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Welcome to Winter..

Well it's certainly winter in Cardinal today!  I keep trying to donate my portion of the snow fall to my little sister in Vancouver -  I think it would be GREAT for her to have snow for Christmas.  If I take up a collection now we might be able to get enough support to make that happen thus year..  ;)

I'm coming up on 36+ hours of awake time at the moment.  It wasn't planned but just  sort of evolved in the middle of a crafting session.  One minute it's 2:30 and I'm thinking I'd better get to bed,  but then I had an idea that I just had to try and the next thing I knew my teddybear was coming done the stairs with the dogs in hot pursuit looking at me in what can only be construed as a what the heck were you thinking face..  Thankfully it turned to more amused when he said "And what do you have to say for yourself "  and I smiled and said "Lookie honey Cards!" and held up a huge freezer bag stuffed wuth cards..  :)  I made 65 cards last night, as well as some 3D projects to add to what I'd collected to sell at the Craft Fair today..     Some where cards that I

The show was very well attended by both vendors and holiday shoppers. A few familiar faces stopped by to say hi as well as a few lades who had only talked to me about Stampin' up via email or on FB for quite some time so it was really great to finally meet them face to face.  Got to indulge in a few really good chats with local crafty ladies (sorry guess the guys were too quiet.. LOL  )  Even got a few new catalogs to take a wander through between now and Christmas which is always good.

Two lucky door prize winners each won 4 hand stamped cards and envelopes, and a certificate for a free class for themselves and 3 friends.  Congratulations Marlayne and Linda!

A big thanks to everyone who came out today to support our local vendors as we join our Legion in support of our local branch.  There were a lot of great prizes donated with all proceeds from the raffle sales as well as the proceeds from the vendor table rentals are to be donated to the homeless veterans fund.  I'm so glad that I was able to be part of this day. It is a sad reality that such a fund is necessary but I'm glad to contribute.  There are plans to hold another event in March of next year  which is fabulous news!!

I took a pile of pictures overnight of different cards as I went through making them - unfortunately my camera is in the car at the moment, but I will post them over the next few days.. lot of different designs in multiples and in some cases different takes on designs.  I just love how you can make the exact same card completely different by changing a ribbon or embellishment, or changing the color choice and voila two very similar yet not completely different cards..  

I'm having a lot of fun with that..  jumping out of my comfort zone a little and experimenting with colors and combinations I wouldn't normally gravitate towards.     Now that the craft show is behind me I'll be working on the December newsletter - though most of the December news was in the November newsletter a little early - I'd also like to send out some sneak peaks and hints from our upcoming January classes and specials.

I apologize to anyone who's been emailing me lately and not getting answers in a timely manner,  Apparently our ISP has dubbed our ip address as a spammer this week and did a lock down and it's a time release to get out of it.  Really odd since I haven't really been on the computer much this week -  all the virus scanners have been updated however and I'm at a loss.  Heard today that someone else up the block from us had the same trouble and it seems funny that all of this happens just after we have a few major outages and finally get back online..    In any case - if in doubt - give me a call..    :)

On the agenda this week  my Calendar for late December and January leading into our New occasions mini and Sale-a-Bration!  If you have a date in mind please let me know soon so that I can put your name on it..

Chat soon ..