January 31, 2013

Best of 25 Years Stamps

In honor of Stampin' Up! celebrating their 25th Anniversary of making a difference, they have created a "Best of 25 Years" Stamp set for each of the 12 months in 2013.  Each month they will release a new stamp set that will include some of the favorite stamp images from the last quarter century plus a never-before-seen image!  Collect at least six Best of 25 Years stamp sets and get one free! (See info below).  Check out January's stamp set here:
Click Image to View Flyer in PDF
Some things to remember:
  • All Best of stamp sets will include 3-5 images, including a never-before seen image, and will be priced at $14.95
  • While one Best of stamp set will be released each month (with a new theme each month), all the Best of sets will be available until March 31, 2014.
  • All Best of stamp sets are available in Clear-Mount only. 
  •  To get your FREE stamp set, a value up to $14.95 (with the purchase of six), simply download the Collector's Card and adhere the "proof of purchase" sticker that comes with each stamp set.  Free stamp set must be redeemed by April 30, 2014.
Be a part of the celebration by collecting all 12 stamp sets!  Visit my ONLINE STORE to order your Best of 25 Stamp Sets.
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January 29, 2013

New Single Stamps

Ten New Single Stamps...Available Only Through  March 31, 2013.
Here's what's included in Assortment #3:
 Here's what's included in Assortment #4:

Helpful Info:

  • Single Stamps are only available in Clear-Mount.
  • Single Stamp item numbers are located on the flyers (see below).
  • The Single Stamps will be packaged in cello bags.  If you'd like a case for your stamp, you can buy our Clear-Mount Stamp Cases that come in packs of four (item #119105).
  • The stamps won't come with a Clear-Mount Block, and you'll need to buy a block separately if you don't already have one. The recommended block sizes can be found on the flyers. 
  • There's no limit on how many pieces you can buy
CLICK HERE to view PDF Flyer for Assortment 3
CLICK HERE to view PDF Flyer for Assortment 4

CLICK HERE to get your Single Stamps!


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January 27, 2013

Sweet Baby Card with Matching Gift Tag

When I saw the Sweet Baby card on page 24 of the Spring Catalog, I knew immediately that I would make it for an upcoming baby shower I was recently invited to attend. What I love most about this card is that it's non-traditional but yet so adorable.
Here is a picture of the card along with a matching gift bag and shaker tag.  I love how everything easily coordinates.  For the gift bag, I purchased a bag with white polka dots and then stamped polka dots on white tissue paper using Calypso Coral Ink and the Distressed Dots stamp.
Here's a close up of the card.  To make the card, I used the Layer Labels Stamp Set to stamp the middle of the card.  Then I layered the card using the really cool new Silver Soda Pop Tops, which are lined inside with baby images stamped and punched using the Itty Bitty Stamp Set and one of the punches from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack.  I used the Itty Bitty Banners Stamp Set and the Bitty Banners Framelits Dies to create the "sweet baby" tag.  To complete the card, I embellished it using Lucky Limeade Baker's Twine and a safety pin from the Vintage Trinkets.
  Sweet Baby Card
Here's a close up of the shaker tag I created to coordinate with the card and gift bag.  I used the Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper along with the Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button Pack.  Both of these exclusive products can be earned as FREE products during Sale-A-Bration.  I used the same little stamped punches in the shaker that I used inside the soda pop tops on the card.  I love how it all came together to make a coordinating gift.
Welcome Little One Gift Tag

Sweet Baby Card
Stamp Sets: Layered Labels (C #127072, W #127070), Itty Bitty Banners (C #126255, W #126257), Itty Bitties Stamp Set (#128939)
Card Stock: Basic Gray (#121044) , Calypso Coral (#122925), Lucky Limeade (#122926), Sahara Sand (#126976), Summer Starfruit (#126839), and Very Vanilla (#101650)
Ink: Basic Gray (#126981) , Calypso Coral (#126983), Lucky Limeade (#126984), Summer Starfruit (#126991)
Tools: Big Shot (#113439), Bitty Banners Framelits Dies (#129267), 1/2" circle punch (#119869)
Finishing Touches: Lucky Limeade Baker's Twine (#125572) , Silver Soda Pop Tops (#129388), Vintage Trinkets (#118764)

Shaker Gift Tag
Stamp Set: Fabulous Phrases (C #120501, W #117002)
Card Stock: Sycamore Street DSP (Sale-A-Bration item), Calypso Coral (#122925), Whisper White (#100730)
Ink: Island Indigo (#126986), Basic Gray (#126981), Lucky Limeade (#126984), Summer Starfruit (#126991)
Tools: Corner Punch (#119871), 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch (#118874), 1 3/4" Circle Punch (#119850)
Finishing Touches: Shaker Frames (#124155) Sycamore Street Ribbon and Button Pack (Sale-A-Bration item)
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January 26, 2013

Dude, You're Welcome! Stamp Kit for Men

Here's the perfect Valetine's Day gift for the man in your life...
You asked, and Stampin' Up! listened! I'm excited to introduce Stampin' Up!'s new, very manly stamping kit called  "Dude, You're Welcome!".  Guys don't always have the easiest time expressing themselves, but with the Dude, You're Welcome! kit, they'll have:
  • Four wood-mount stamps (double-mounted) with the perfect sentiment for every occasion
  • Twelve 4" x 6" postcards in four different (manly) colors
  • Twelve gray envelopes
  • A Basic Gray Classic Stampin' Pad
  • An instructional guide (for the most novice stamper!)
Here's Sara Douglas from Stampin' Up! introducing the new guy's stamp kit during the Leadership Conference.  You've got to watch...it's hysterical!!

Basically, the kit includes everything a dude needs to create the perfect manly card that any woman would adore, all packaged in an appropriately masculine box.
Watch this funny video to see how it works:
Hurry and order your guy his very own Dude, You're Welcome stamp kit.  It's a great gift just in time for Valentine's Day! To order the Dude, You're Welcome stamp set for the man in your life, simply visit my ONLINE STORE and order item# 132807 or CONTACT ME.
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January 24, 2013

It's Sale-A-Bration Time!

It's Sale-A-Bration Time!  Now through March 22nd! 
If you know what Sale-A-Bration is, you're already excited!! If you don't know what it is, hold on to your hat because you're about to become excited!  It's  Stampin' Up!'s biggest promotion of the year that offers lots of opportunity to earn 19 FREE products! CLICK HERE to see all 19 products!

Three Ways to Earn FREE Products:
  1. Shop
    • For every $50 you spend (including on-line orders), you can choose a FREE Sale-A-Bration product.  Here are your 19 FREE product choices!
    • Spend $150* and choose 3 FREE Sale-A-Bration products (one for every $50) plus earn $25 in Hostess Rewards to buy more products of your choice.
    • Stock up (or get together with a friend or two) and spend $400* and choose 8 FREE Sale-A-Bration products (one for every $50), PLUS get a BONUS Sycamore Street Bundle (Madison Avenue Stamp Set, Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper and coordinating Ribbon & Button Pack) PLUS a FREE pack of Silver Glimmer Paper.  And that's not it!  You'll earn $65 in Hostess Rewards to buy more products of your choice AND you'll have the option to purchase one additional item at 50% off.
  2. Host a Party
    •  Sale-A-Bration +  Stampin' Up!'s 25th anniversary = the best time to host a Stampin' Up! party!
    •  Get FREE Silver Glimmer Paper when you host a $150* party!  Plus earn $25 in Hostess Rewards to buy more products of your choice.
    •  Get a FREE hostess bundle when you host a $400* party! Plus you'll earn $65 in Hostess Rewards to buy more products of your choice AND you'll have the option to purchase one additional item at 50% off.
  3.  Join the Fun
    • GET THE MOST BANG FOR YOUR BUCK! Purchase the Stampin' Up! Starter Kit for $99 and get $156.50 of your choice of any available Stampin' Up! products.  That's 25% more Starter Kit products for FREE during Sale-A-Bration.  And, the kit ships for FREE!  You won't earn Sale-A-Bration products on the starter kit purchase but can on any subsequent demonstrator orders you place during Sale-A-Bration (along with other great demonstration discounts).
 *Qualifying product totals exclude shipping and tax
 * If placing your qualifying $400 order using my ONLINE STORE, please use the following item numbers for the free Hostess Bundles:
  • Wood-Mount Hostess Bundle: 133316
  • Clear-Mount Hostess Bundle: 133317
  • Free Glimmer Paper: 133318
So, how will you Sale-a-Brate?!

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January 23, 2013

Card Making Kit and More!

It's a Magical Paper Escape Every Month!

Sweep away the mundane-your creative carriage awaits! Here comes Paper Pumpkin...
I'm Paper Pumpkin...
I come to your door each month (a fully decked-out creativity carriage).  I'll help you to escape your life with some paper fun.
I come in a sweet box, but you'll really love what you find on the inside:
All the stamps, ink, paper, and accessories to create pinable projects.  Create stuff like cards, journals, decor, and more!
Paper Pumpkin by Stampin' Up! is a new monthly kit program that anyone (even you) can enjoy!
Lady holding Paper Pumpkin Kit

Getting Started
It's so easy to get started.  Simply subscribe by visiting www.mypaperpumpkin.comEvery month a new, surprise project kit arrives at your doorstep.  Just think of the anticipation of creating a fun project to pin, showoff, and share with your friends and family-every month!

Of course, you'll want to know more.  So here's the nitty gritty:
  • Each month you'll receive a unique, surprise kit with a project-cards, journals, decor, and more!  (It's color-coordinated, measured, and cut for you!)
  • Each kit includes stamps, ink, paper, and accessories- everything except adhesive. 
  • Each kit gives you a 30-minute creativity escape.
  • Your Paper Pumpkin will ship on or around the 15th of the month.
  • You need to sign up for a kit by the 10th of the month to get that month's kit.  If you sign up on the 11th of the month, your first kit will come the next month.
  • A Paper Pumpkin membership in $19.95 per month (including shipping).
  • There's no commitment, you can cancel your monthly Paper Pumpkin at anytime.  You can also skip a month if you want.
  • Shipments will begin in March.
Here's How to Order
Sign up for your monthly Paper Pumpkin by visiting www.mypaperpumpkin.com and click "Join here." Here's a sneak peak at the first Welcome Kit.  It includes a free gift - a clear acrylic block!
Paper Pumpkin Kit Contents
Want to try Paper Pumpkin Before Signing Up? No Problem...
Starting in early March, there will be a "Try-It" Kit (item#132599).  The cost is only $16.95 (including shipping)Here's what's in the kit...
Paper Pumpkin March Kit 
Don't miss out on the fun.  Get started with your Paper Pumpkin today!

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Leadership 2013 - So Much Fun and Lot's of Exciting News!

I'm back and excited to be posting again! As many of you know, I had shoulder surgery right after returning from the Leadership Conference, which prevented me from being able to post to my blog (typing with one finger while on pain medication is probably not a good idea.  You never know what you might type!)  It's been soooo frustrating not to be able to share with you all the excited that happened at the conference.  But, I've started physical therapy, I'm on the mend and ready to go...
Here I am with the packet of goodies Demonstrators get when they check in at the conference.  There were 1500 Demonstrators at Leadership, so you can imagine all the excitement when everyone opened their packets! Along with our name tag, class schedule and all the other things you would typically need, we got a free stamp set (and a coupon for another when we place our next demo order) and I also got pack of embellishments because it was the first time I attended a Leadership Conference!  I love all the free stuff!
Here's Val and I with the pack of free silver glitter paper and silver embellishments.  Stampin' Up! is celebrating their 25th Anniversary this year so there's lots of extra excitement and news coming our way! So stay tuned and getting ready for lots of big things happening!

Helping Out At the Service Project

Leadership was held in Orlando, Florida this year, which was great from me because I didn't have to travel that far and the weather was beautiful.  Stampin' Up! enlisted the help of demonstrators to stuff 2,000 bags of papercrafting supplies to be donated to teachers in the Orange County area of Florida. Here I am holding one of the bags I filled with Stampin' Up! supplies.  Here's a video showing more about this  great service project we got to participate in...(BTW, I'm in the video.  Can you find me?)

Card Making Isn't Just for Women!

Stampin' Up! made two very exciting announcements at Leadership!
The first is that they came out with a stamp set just for men!  Yes, I said just for men!  It's called "Dude, You're Welcome!"  It's the perfect stamp set for men so they can make cards for their significant other.  Watch this funny video to learn more...
I already bought one for my son-in-law for Valentine's Day.  He and my daughter are married just one year and I thought he'd get a kick out of making her cards.  (Hopefully he doesn't read this post till after Valentine's Day.)

Paper Pumpkin

Paper Pumpkin Banner
Here's the second big announcement made at Leadership..it's a big one...Stampin' Up! announced a new program called "Paper Pumpkin."
Here I am holding a Paper Pumpkin box.  Can you guess what's in the box?  What's a paper pumpkin, you ask? Well, here's some hints...
Lady holding Paper Pumpkin Kit
I'm Paper Pumpkin . . .

I come to your door each month (a fully decked-out creativity carriage). I'll help you to escape your life with some paper fun.

I come in a sweet box, but you'll really love what you find on the inside:

All the stamps, ink, paper, and accessories to create pinable projects. Create stuff like cards, journals, décor, and more!

Paper Pumpkin by Stampin' Up! is a new monthly kit program that anyone (even you) can enjoy!

That's right, Stampin' Up! has done all the designing, cutting and measuring for each Paper Pumpkin project.  No guess work for you.  Just open the box and have fun making the project.  Most projects can be completed in just 30 minutes!  The projects are perfect for beginners or can be "enhanced" by experienced stampers.  So, gather your friends and have a Paper Pumpkin party.  Still wondering what's in the box I'm holding?  Stay tuned for more info about Paper Pumpkin to find out what's in the box!

Biggest News of All...

Here's the most exciting news of all from the Leadership Conference...
My daughter, Rachel Kane, signed up to be a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator!  This is so exciting because Rachel and I will be working together to share our love of papercrafting with others.  Here she is signing up...
Lady siging up to become Stampin Up demonstrator

That's all for now.  Stop back soon the learn more about how you can get your Paper Pumpkin project.  In the meantime, VISIT MY ONLINE store to order a "Dude, You're Welcome" stamp kit (item #132807) for the man in your life.

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January 3, 2013


Stampin' Up! is offering, not one but, TWO Valentine's Day Promotions!  These two promotions are only good now through January 21st. So get started now!

Promotion #1 - Valentine Treat Bundle
The first promotion is the Valentine Treat Bundle. This bundle, created specifically for this special offer, contains the brand-new Happy Valentine Heart Single Stamp (English only) and a package of 1" x 8" cellophane bags for only $5.95 (a $7.95 value).  When ordering, use bundle item# 132771.
The Happy Valentine Heart Single Stamp coordinates with the Full Heart Punch (item 119883; $16.95).  Punch is not included in the bundle. Please order separately.

Promotion #2 - My Little Valentine Stamp Set Exclusive
During this special promotion, you'll get the Sealed with Love Simply Sent Kit FREE (a $7.95 value) when you purchase the brand-new My Little Valentine Set. This four-piece set was created exclusively for this promotion and will not be available again after January 21 and is only $9.95!  This stamp set is clear-mount only.  When ordering, use item #132242.
Here's the four-piece stamp set:
Here's what you get FREE included in the Sealed with Love Simply Sent Kit (Holiday Catalog, pg. 35):

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Spring Catalog is Here!

Today is an exciting day!  Here is it...the Spring Catalog!  Today is the first day to order from the Spring Catalog.  Click on the catalog to see all the fun new products.
Want your own FREE copy of the catalog?  Just CONTACT ME and I'll send one to you.  If you plan to purchase products through another Stampin' Up! demonstrator, please contact them directly for your copies.  No demonstrator requests for catalogs, please.
With the launching of the Spring Catalog, the Holiday Catalog will no longer be available.  The good news is that there are a few carry over items! To see what items are still be available for purchase, check out page 36 of the Spring Catalog.

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January 2, 2013

Now That's a Lot of Owls!

My daughter, Rebecca, came to visit me for Christmas and we had so much fun making these owls magnets for her friends.  Each friend will get eight owls or a "parliment" of owls.  Yes, that's what a group of owls are called!
We used the Owl Punch (item#118074) along with a variety of colors of card stock and coordinating Designer Series Papers  and googlies eyes (item# 127539) to make these colorful and fun magnets.  This is a great project for using all those scrap pieces of paper you have hanging around.
Owl Builder Punch owls different colors
Once the magnets were made, we put eight into a cellobag (item #102757) and tied them with ribbon.  This is one of my favorite projects to make and a fun gift to receive.
paper owls in packages
two ladies making paper owls
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