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Monday, 31 January 2011

During SAB - Get Our "I Want It All Kit" - Get Toys, Save $

Anybody that has come out to one of my workshops, classes or crops has heard me refer to my "I want it all" kit.

Where else can you get $375 of products for $215 - (no tax or shipping!) ?  That's an AMAZING deal!  During Sale-a-Bration (SAB) this awesome kit is discounted even further and you can get yours for $182.75 and that still includes tax - How GREAT is that??  


Our "I Want It All" Kit is also known as our demonstrator kit - but don't let it's title throw you.  Even though you are buying the kit, there is no obligation to sell anything.  We have several different kinds of demonstrators within Stampin' Up! from those that started out wanting all of the toys in one package to get started in a hurry, through those who sell to support their own habit, and then those who make this their full time business. 


Having said that, there are many also who started with just the kit, or to support their habit, and then down the road decided to change over to being a more active demonstrator as far as sales go.  Ultimately that choice is yours.  I am here to help you with your hobby, however it fits YOU. 


If you're sure that you are ready to take us up on our offer, you can also sign up directly through my DBWS site (Sorry, Canada Only).  Alternatively, contact me to make arrangements for an alternate payment method.  


Saturday, 29 January 2011

February 2011 Workshop of the Month - A Second Helping




Valentine Card (4-1/4" x 4-1/4")
Stamps:
  • Stamp Set Wood Valentine Defined
Paper:
  • Card Stock Very Vanilla 8 1/2X11
  • DESIGNER SERIES PAPER PATTERNS STACK - NEUTRALS COLLECTION
  • CARD STOCK 8-1/2 X 11 EARLY ESPRESSO
  • CARD STOCK 8-1/2 X 11 BLUSHING BRIDE
Ink:
  • CLASSIC STAMPIN PAD EARLY ESPRESSO
  • CLASSIC STAMPIN PAD BLUSHING BRIDE
Accessories:
  • Thread Linen
  • Snail Adhesive Permanent
  • Stampin Dimensionals
  • PUNCH SMALL HEART
  • RIBBON STRIPED GROSGRAIN EARLY ESPRESSO 1-1/4"

Instructions
Valentine Card (4-1/4" x 4-1/4")
1. Fold Early Espresso Card Stock (4-1/4" x 8-1/2") in half to form card.
2. Adhere Early Espresso Designer Series Paper (4-1/4" x 2-1/2") to front of card.
3. Tie Early Espresso 1-1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon around front of card and secure using Linen Thread.
4. Cut heart from Blushing Bride Card Stock using Paper Snips and enlarged My Digital Studio Full Heart Punch as pattern. Stamp heart string image in Blushing Bride ink on heart cutout. Adhere cutout to front of card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
5. Stamp sentiment in Early Espresso ink on Very Vanilla Card Stock and cut out. Adhere to front of card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
6. Stamp tree image in Blushing Bride ink on Blushing Bride Card Stock. Cut hearts from image using Heart Punch. Adhere hearts to larger heart.

February 2011 Workshop of the Month


I know I'm a little early.. but Valentines Love is in the air so I thought I'd share these a little bit early..  Enjoy!  :)


I Love You Card (4-1/4" x 5-1/2")
Stamps:
  • Stamp Set Wood XOXO
Paper:
  • Card Stock Whisper White 8 1/2X11
  • Card Stock Pink Pirouette 8 1/2 X 11
  • CARD STOCK 12 X 12 BASIC GRAY
  • Specialty Designer Series Paper Love Impressions
  • Glimmer Paper - Red
Ink:
  • Classic Stampin Pad Real Red
Accessories:
  • Glue Dots Mini
  • Snail Adhesive Permanent
  • Stampin Dimensionals
  • Sizzix Big Shot Machine
  • ORIGINALS HEARTS & BRACKETS
  • RIBBON TAFFETA WHISPER WHITE 1/8
  • RUB-ONS LOVE IMPRESSIONS
  • TRINKET KEYS

Instructions
I Love You Card (4-1/4" x 5-1/2")
1. Fold Basic Gray Textured Card Stock in half to form card.
2. Cut 8-1/2" of border from Pink Pirouette Card Stock using Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch and cut in half. Adhere to edges of Love Impressions Designer Series Paper (4-1/4" x 2-5/8").
3. Adhere Love Impressions Designer Series Paper to front of card.
4. Stamp XOXO stamp in Real Red ink on Whisper White Card Stock (3" x 3") and adhere to Love Impressions Designer Series Paper.
5. Apply Love Impressions Rub -Ons to front of card.
6. Use Big Shot and Heart & Brackets Originals Die to cut heart from Glimmer Paper. Adhere to front of card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
7. Tie Whisper White 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon through Key Trinket and adhere trinket to heart using Glue Dots.

Friday, 28 January 2011

Announcing - New Additions to My Collection

Happy Friday everyone!

This week has flown by very fast in our world.  Seems like only a couple of days ago we were toe-tapping waiting for Sale-a-Bration to start, and now here we are at the end of the week of its arrival.  I'm almost afraid to BLINK!

We're in pack mode pending some interior repairs that are long over due as we've finally got insurance and the contractor in sync and things are moving forward.  The last couple of weeks have been buried in packing boxes and researching accomodations.  Who would have thought it would be so difficult to find a spot that has reliable internet and allows pets while still taking into consideration mobility issues??

We found one place that was closer to home, but bedrooms and bath were upstairs and everything else downstairs which would mean many daily trips up and down a very narrow set of stairs which could prove a safety hazard.  My hubby suggested staying upstairs (or down) during the day -  but with the bathroom up and the kitchen down - well that's not very feasable.  To say nothing of two little dogs who would not likely appreciate being dangled out the window by their harness/leash for potty time.   So back to the drawing board.. 

Some places allow pets for a flat fee, and others a daily rate also - some have microwave and bar fridge and others nothing..  I'd never really considered all the options before..   crazy..    Thankfully most places we've looked at had ample room to set up a portable table for a computer or scrapping station.  When we're looking at being out of the house for several weeks that's a must! :)

Anyhow, I thought I'd celebrate the arrival of Friday by sharing some new additions to my ScrapNStamp collection - What new toys have you gotten lately?

I was commenting to my teddy bear this morning that with the addition of this set that I now have almost all of the hostess in the current catalog from just my own personal purchases.  Thankfully he laughed..  I could have been in so much trouble!  LOL

So awesome is my teddy bear that when I mentioned that my next plan involved the new level 2 set in the Occasions mini and lots of SAB Goodies and he just grinned.  He's not a stamper or scrapbooker, but he really does seem amused at watching our Crop group enjoying their new toys.  :)


 Valentines Day definitely seems to be on my shopping list for this last order - Can you tell? Here are just a few of the LOVEly items from my list..

Several of these will be featured in my upcoming workshops, classes and of course our Crop til you Drop on February 13th!

Come on out to see these beauties in action!

 I got to play with the Scalloped Heart of Hearts at a Team Training event recently, and knew I just had to have it.  I have always been a big fan of hearts in general particularly when it comes to dangling earrings and such but this embosslit die is a piece of simple elegance.

They arrived Tuesday and I haven't had a chance to play with them - but I am quite looking forward to playing with these new toys.


 Have you made something with any of the new items I've added to my collection?  Leave me a comment with a link to your project for a chance to Win!  If you prefer you can email your entry privately also.
Of course, I couldn't look through our new Occasions Mini without sensing a definite sewer's theme.  Along with new fabric and Sewing themed stamps, and designer series paper were these new "Sweet Buttons" in an embosslit.  I couldn't resist also getting the Buttons from our larger Idea Book and Catalog as well.


I've been contemplating ideas for these as well and will share some as soon as time permits.  All of these goodies will be with me at my upcoming events if you'd like to take them for a play-testing.

To Order these or any other items from our catalog or minis you can order directly from my website 24/7 or contact me directly to place your order.  Remember, during Sale-a-Bration every $60 you spend (before shipping and taxes) earns you FREE product!!

Haven't seen a copy of the Occasions Mini or NEW Sale-a-Bration Flyers?  You can view or download them from my website in PDF form or if you'd prefer to receive a copy of the actual flyer let me know and I'll arrange to get that to you.

Until next time..  
Tammy

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Ever Wonder what materials you can use in your big shot?

Big Shot Materials

 The following materials work well in your Big Shot die cutting machine using Bigz and Original dies.  Please note the maximum thickness of several materials.  

As a general rule of thumb, if you can cut it using your Craft & Paper scissors you can cut it with your big shot. 

What have you created with your Big Shot?  I'd love to see your completed projects!  Leave me a comment with  a link to your project or email me directly.

  • Thick corkboard
  • Thick chipboard (59 mil)
  • Colored magnet
  • Ruffle board
  • Paper wood
  • Balsa wood (3/32")
  • Bass wood (1/16")
  • Metal mesh
  • Aluminum (.016)
  • Tin (.008)
  • Adhesive and non-adhesive mat board
  • Drawer liner
  • Shelf liner
  • Vinyl
  • Static cling vinyl
  • Shrink film
  • Fine sandpaper
  • Clear acetate (20 mil)
  • Vellum
  • Card stock
  • Patterned paper
  • Flocked paper
  • Contact paper
  • Textured paper
  • Metallic paper
  • Linen paper
  • Suede paper
  • Embossed metallic paper
  • Basketball embossed paper
  • Faux alligator textured paper
  • Self-adhesive glitter paper
  • Fabric
  • Canvas
  • Iron-on fabric
  • Soft plush fabric
  • Burlap
  • Velvet
  • Corduroy
  • Lace
  • Heavyweight denim
  • Terry cloth
  • Funky fur
  • Thin leather
  • Quilt batting
  • Warm & natural batting
  • Fusible fleece
  • Self-adhesive craft metal
  • Self-adhesive cork
  • Self-adhesive foam
  • Self-adhesive magnet
  • Self-adhesive felt
  • Adhesive and non-adhesive rubber
  • Pop up sponge
  • Poly foam
  • 100% pure beeswax (cut with parchment paper on top & bottom of beeswax.)

Stamper's Club - Scrapper's Club - A Club for Every Budget

If your stamping wish list rivals your grocery list, joining a stamp club is a great way to budget your purchases over a 10 month period AND receive hostess benefits!  By purchasing $20 of product each month over a 10 month period, you will not only slowly build up your stamping supplies while staying within your budget, you'll also receive the following: 


· New Catalog Collection ($11.95 value)

· Exclusive hostess stamp set(s)

· $20+ of Stampin’ Up! Merchandise of your choice…and more!

· 10 free monthly classes

That’s over a $100 value – all for FREE!
 
Plus during Sale-A-Bration your workshop or customer order is also eligible for extra SAB benefits - Ask me for more info! 

My gift to you -  As an added bonus for signing on to one of my stamp clubs, I am including 10 free technique classes, one a month for the duration of your commitment.  It's the perfect opportunity to come out and spend a few hours learning new ways to various tools and techniques.  It is a great way to figure out what you like, and what projects you might like to try on your own.    

Classes are available in both morning or afternoon timeslots for your convenience.  Join on your own, or with a friend.  Plus if you like, you can also bring your older children, tweens or teens to the day, or early afternoon groups for an additional $5 per child to cover materials. (You will be responsible for working with your guests on the projects).  

Even if you schedule doesn't allow you to attend the classes, you will still enjoy all the hostess benefits on one month of your term (over $75 worth), without having to host a workshop! 

Need to miss a class? Still want to learn the technique?  Ask me about sitting in on another class, or set a time for some personal instruction. 

Clubs are also available for smaller groups and time-frames to suit your needs.  E-mail me for more information: iscrapnstamp@gmail.com Please Indicate if you are interested in a Scrapbook Club or Stamper's Club, or a mix of both.

Cyber Club 2011 - Now Taking Sign-Ups for February Club!

Level 1 Hostess Set "Birthday Bakery" ~ Order via my website Feb 1 - 28th for your chance to WIN!!


January is just flying by - I thought I'd take the opportunity to post my February Cyber Club a little early.

Remember that all orders during Sale-A-Bration are eligible for SAB premiums also.  For every $60 you spend, you get a free stamp set from our SAB flyer.  Contact me for more info!


  • Do you love Stampin' Up! Products?
  • Do you love those Hostess Sets, but no time or room to host a party?
  • Do you like to order your supplies online?
  • Do you like to get something for free?
Does this sound like you?  Let me help you!

Option I - Host a Catalog Party -  

Let me help you organize a catalog party where you can share the catalog with your friends and family and accept orders on your behalf.  These orders would be submitted to me by phone or e-mail so that I can keep your orders together and ensure you get the hostess benefits for all orders from your party. 

I take care of all of the arrangements, and calculating - all you have to do is share the catalogs and website link with your friends and family, then choose your free products and hostess stamp set.  SO Easy! 

Option II - No Commitment Cyber Club

  • Place an order of $40 or more through my online website (before tax and shipping).  This automatically enters you to win the Hostess Stamp Set of the month!
  • Order More than once during the month, get more than one entry. 
  • There is no monthly commitment to join this club, all you have to do is order Stampin' Up! merchandise through my site. 
  • At the end of each month there will be a random drawing from all online orders placed for the Hostess Stamp Set of the Month.
  • The Hostess Set that is up for Grabs will be posted at the beginning of each month so all participants will know ahead of time what set they are trying for. 
This offer valid only through your Stampin' Up! Consultant Tammy Wilson and cannot be transferred to another consultant.  For more information send e-mail to iscrapnstamp@gmail.com 


Project Share - Be My Valentine Scrapbook Page





BE MY VALENTINE SCRAPBOOK PAGE (8” X 8”)

Stamps
• All amps
• Be My Valentine Single Stamp*

Paper
• Naturals Ivory Card Stock
• Basic Black Textured Card Stock
• Real Red Textured Card Stock
• First Edition Designer Series Paper*
• On Board Alphabet Soup

Ink
• Basic Black Craft Stampin’ Spot 
• Basic Gray Stampin’ Write Marker
• Real Red Stampin’ Write Marker

Accessories
• Basic Black 1/8” Taffeta Ribbon
• Rhinestone Basic Jewels
• Game Spinner Hands
• Stampin’ Dimensionals
• Color Spritzer Tool
• Boho Blossoms Punch

*From the 2011 Occasions Mini Catalog

Product Spotlight - SAB Item - Digital Content CD


So much to sale-a-brate


I thought that I'd start off by sharing some of the awesome freebies available to you during this promotion.  

This year is the FIRST TIME EVER that digital content has been part of the SAB products offered, so what better a place to start??  

The Sale-a-Bration Digital Content CD (item 123681) is packed with dozens of stamp images, designer series paper designs, quick accents and even buttons and ribbons.  This CD has everything you need to create and print beautiful cards, scrapbook pages, journals, calendars and more.  

This content is only available as part of the 2011 Sale-a-Bration promotion so you won't want to miss this fantastic compilation! 

With the CD you'll get: 


DescriptionImageContents 

Punch Bunch Stamp Brush Set
 Five-piece stamp brush set. 
Notes Stamp Brush Set  Three-piece stamp brush set. 
Bliss Stamp Brush Set Five-piece stamp brush set.  
So Happy For You Stamp Brush Set  Ten-piece stamp brush set.   
Sweet Summer Stamp Brush Set  Nine-piece stamp brush set.    
Ice Cream Parlor Ribbon & Button Kit  Three digital ribbons, three digital buttons buttons. 
Ice Cream Parlor Designer Series Paper & Accents Kit  Six Designer Series Paper Patterns, nine borders, 20 elements, and 27 flowers.
 

Sale-A-Bration 2011 Begins TODAY !!






Dates: January 25-March 31, 2011

Promotion Details

Our biggest sales event of the year--Sale-A-Bration--is here! This year we've got four great Sale-A-Bration sets  to choose from--as well as a Designer Series Paper & Quick Accents pack, a Ribbon & Button pack, digital downloads, and D├ęcor Elements!

There are three ways to earn free products:

Spend: Receive a free Sale-A-Bration product for every $60 you spend (before tax and shipping)!

Host: A hostess will receive a free Sale-A-Bration product for every $395 in workshop sales*, in addition to our regular hostess benefits! Contact Tammy today to book your SAB workshop.

Join: New recruits will receive 15 percent off their Starter Kit (Standard or Digital+), plus a special Sale-A-Bration bonus bundle valued up to $60! Sign-Up right through my website or contact me for more info.

Starter Kits*
Retail Value
Regular Price
Sale-A-Bration Price (15% off)
Standard Starter Kit
More than $375
$215
$182.75
Digital+ Starter Kit
More than $385
$215
$182.75
*The Stampin' Memories Add-On and Definitely Decorative Add-On can be added to these kits, but will not be discounted.
Starter Kit Bonus Bundle
Item
Page
Description
Retail Value
121620
165
Color Coach
$18.95
120806
183
Simply Sent Something Special (or any Simply Sent kit)
$14.95
117114
183
Live, Laugh, Love Set (or any Simply Sent stamp set)
  $11.95
119883
202
Full Heart Punch (or any punch valued at $23.95 or less)
$23.95

It's not hard to see why Sale-a-Bration is considered the MOST WONDERFUL time of the year in Scrap and Stamp Circles!!  

You can view a copy of the Sale-A-Bration brochure online or download it to your computer by clicking >HERE<

Please let me know if you would like to place an order, book a workshop, or have a question. Need some help with  a product, or mounting your new stamp set?  Drop me a line - I am happy to help! 

Get ready to Sale-A-Brate with Stampin' Up! and reap the rewards..  

Tammy

Announcing: NEW DIGITAL DOWNLOADS FOR MY DIGITAL STUDIO


Can't get enough of your my digital studio package?  Take a look!


Our latest digital downloads are here--and more are on the way for the month of February! 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.
Digital downloads scheduled for release will be made available for purchase on Tuesdays after 1:00 AM MST. Stampin' Up! will not release new downloads every Tuesday.
If you have a Demonstrator Business Web Services (DBWS) subscription, be sure to take advantage of the digital download e-card advising your customers about the latest My Digital Studio downloads! Stampin' Up! will update the digital download e-card template on a quarterly basis.

Item Description Image  Price  Content 
124038 Baja Breeze Patterns Designer Series Paper   $2.50 Four Baja Breeze Patterns
Designer Series Paper
 
124036 Certainly Celery Patterns Designer Series Paper   $2.50  Four Certainly Celery Patterns
Designer Series Paper 
 
124039 Bashful Blue Patterns Designer Series Paper   $2.50  Four Bashful Blue Patterns
Designer Series Paper 
 
124040 Perfect Plum Patterns Designer Series Paper   $2.50  Four Perfect Plum Patterns
Designer Series Paper  
 
124010 Notes and Details Stamp Brush Set   $4.95 Eight-piece stamp brush set. Download includes a one-page 11" x 8-1/2" designer template.  
124011 Thoughtful Overlays Stamp Brush Set   $4.95 Thirty-four-piece stamp brush set. Download includes a one-page 11" x 8-1/2" designer template. Artwork is exclusive to My Digital Studio! 
124023 Sweet Stitches Fabric Brads   $2.50 Six digital designer fabric brads. Coordinates with the Oh Sew Suite line. 
124021 Pompom Trim   $1.25 Download includes three pompom trims in Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, and Tangerine Tango. Coordinates with the Oh Sew Suite product line.  
124487 Chocolate Bunny Stamp Brush   $2.50 One oversized chocolate bunny image.  
124489 Island Oasis II Designer Series Paper   $6.50 Twelve Designer Series Paper patterns. Coordinating colors are Rich Razzleberry, Pacific Point, Melon Mambo, and Daffodil Delight. This download is a recolour of our popular Island Oasis Designer Series Paper. 
124494 Tropical Party Stamp Brush Set   $4.95 Five-piece stamp brush set. Coordinates with Island Oasis II Designer Series Paper. 
124493 Sweet Scoops Stamp Brush Set   $4.95 Eight-piece stamp brush set.  
124540 Chat Room Birthday Stamp Brush Set   $7.95 Ten-piece stamp brush set. Uses a section of sentiments from the retired Chat Room Rub-Ons.  
124495 Watercolor Trio Stamp Brush Set    $4.95 Seven-piece stamp brush set. Includes imagery from the now-retired Watercolor Trio Stamp Set that was featured in the 2010 Summer Mini Catalog.  
125160 Chat Room Thoughts of You Stamp Brush Set    $7.95  Ten-piece stamp brush set. Uses a section of sentiments from the retired Chat Room Rub-Ons.

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

I want it all.. I want it all.. I want it all.. and I want it NOW!

Good Morning Scrap and Stampers!!   I hope this chilly morning finds you safe and warm and INSIDE!  It's gonna be a cold one - a GREAT day to stay indoors and CREATE if you are able.

You may have heard me talking about my "I want it all" kit over the last few weeks.  Our IWIA Kit or Demonstrator Starter Kit costs $215, contains $375 in product and Shipping is FREE.  There is no tax on our starter kit either - It's certainly worth a look!!

I've had a number of people tell me that while they agree it's a FABULOUS deal that they don't want to SELL - that's OK!  You can buy this discounted toy box and keep it all to yourself!   We have a number of demonstrators who buy the kit and continue to be a regular customer;  similarly we also have many Hobby Demonstrators who buy the kit, and then buy only for themselves or a small group to support their own habit. Of course there are the rest who just can't resist sharing their toys with others..

As an added bonus you will receive a case of current catalogs, mini catalogs (if available at the time of sign up) as well as a business brick.  Share your catalogs with friends, colleagues and family to help boost your orders - or to entice new additions to your crafting table.  The choice is yours.  

Regardless of your choice of direction - This deal is certainly worth a look.  During Sale-a-Bration Stampin' Up! also offers an additional Bonus Bundle valued at $60 plus a 15% discount on the Starter Kit to all new sign-ups absolutely FREE.

Sale-A-Bration Begins January 25th. ~ It is the MOST WONDERFUL time of the year!!  Ask me for More Info! 

You can sign up via my website at your leisure, or contact me and I can walk you through it.  Most of the items on the starter kit are customizable - Let me know if you need help making your choices.

 Scroll all the way to the bottom of this post to see the Bonus Bundle Contents. 
















SALE-A-BRATION BONUS BUNDLE FOR NEW DEMONSTRATORS


Sign up for your new starter kit during Sale-a-Bration. receive your kit at a 15% discount PLUS receive all of these additional items ABSOLUTELY FREE!  It's no wonder why Crafty people everywhere have declared SAB as the MOST WONDERFUL time of the Crafter's Year!!  New to Stampin' Up! ?  Want More Information on Sale-a-Bration (SAB) ?  Contact Me For More Info


Item
Page
Description
121620
165
Color Coach (or multiple languages Color Coach)
120806
183
Something Special Simply Sent (or any Simply Sent kit)
117114
183
Live, Laugh, Love Stamp Set (or any Simply Sent Stamp Set valued at $14.95 or less)
119883
202
Full Heart Punch (or any punch valued at $23.95 or less)

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Card Project - Hi Card

Hi Card

Stamps
  • Woodgrain
Ink
  • Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin' Pad
Paper
  • Chocolate Chip card stock
  • Old Olive card stock
  • Really Rust card stock
  • So Saffron card stock
  • Whisper White card stock
Accessories
  • Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware - Genuine Brad bulk
  • Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Circle Scissor Plus
  • 1/16" circle punch
  • Sizzix Big Shot for Stampin' Up!
  • Scallop Circle #2 Bigz die
  • Simple Letters Alphabet Bigz die
To Order supplies for this or any other project please visit my website or contact me for more personal service.  

Card Project - Cake Card


Stamps
  • Birthday Bliss
  • Itty Bitty Backgrounds
Inks
  • Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad
  • More Mustard Stampin' Write marker
  • Old Olive Stampin' Write marker
  • Rose Red Stampin' Write marker
Paper
  • Old Olive card stock
  • Kraft card stock
  • Whisper White card stock
Accessories
  • Orchard Ribbon Originals - bulk
  • Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Glue Dots
  • 1-3/4 " Circle punch
To Order supplies to make this or any other project, shop 24-7 from my website or contact me for more personal service.