March 30, 2013

This and That...hmm...what's that?

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Capturing Life's Moments on the Go!

Your life is: Awesome. Quirky. Exciting. Perfectly messy. And happening really fast. You need to capture this and that and everything in between!  Stampin' Up!'s newest line lets you capture it all on-the-go. This and That will debut in the 2013-2014 annual catalog, but you have a chance to get it now!

Watch this fun video to see "This and That" in action..

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Item Description Price
131268 Epic Day This and That Journal $10.95
130814 Epic Day This and That Designer Series Paper $10.95
130133 Remember This and That Rotary Stamp $5.95
131271 Epic Day This and That Designer Stickers $4.95
131269 Epic Day This and That Designer Washi Tape $4.95
133350 Epic Day This and That Bundle
Includes the five This and That products listed above. Only available in a bundle until April 30.
$32.08
15% Off Retail Value!
Fine Print
  • Stampin' Up! is introducing the line with these five products, but will be adding more This and That stuff as time goes on.
  • 15% OFF Bundle Dates: March 23-April 30 (remember the items that come in the bundle will be available in the new catalog, but the discounted bundle is only available through April 30).
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March 28, 2013

Fun Way to Decorate Your Lamp

It's not just about card making and scrapbooking!

I had so much fun decorating this lamp I purchased from Ikea.  It started out as a lamp with a plain white shade and a clear glass based.  I covered the shade using Comfort Cafe fabric from Stampin' Up!'s Designer Fabric collection and some fabric adhesive.  Then, after carefully and I mean carefully because it's not actually made to come off, I took the lamp top off the glass base.  I cut strips of Gumball Green card stock and attached butterflies and flowers I created using a variety of different color card stocks that coordinate with the Comfort Cafe collection and inserted them into the glass base. The lamp sits in my papercrafting workspace so I get to enjoy it everyday!
Comfort Cafe Fabric Lamp Shade
Lamp Base Closeup Paper Flowers Inside
I loved the way the lamp came out so much, I decided to cover some round containers I have with coordinating fabric from the Comfort Cafe Collection.  It's so much fun having everything in my workspace.
Comfort Cafe Fabric covered boxes
Stampin' Up! Products:
Fabric: Comfort Cafe Fabric (#126894)
Gumball Green Card Stock (#126840)
Paper: Cajun Craze (#119684), Summer Starfruit (#126839), Midnight Muse (#126843) and
Soft Suede (#115318) card stocks.
Punches: 5-Petal Flower, Boho Blossoms (#119858), Elegant Butterfly (#127526), Bitty Butterfly (#129406)
Embellishments: Pearl Basic Jewels (#119247)

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CLICK HERE for FABRIC FRENZY 50% Sale going on NOW!  Don't Miss Out!

Visit my ONLINE STORE to order your supplies and get started today!
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March 26, 2013

New Stampin' Up! Online Classes

Exciting News...Stampin' Up! announces it's first-ever online class.  How fun is that!

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"The Basics" (item 133385), is Stampin' Up!'s first-ever online class!  This class offers clever tips and techniques to get the most out of your stamping supplies. Divided into six PDF documents, the class includes written instructions, step out photos, a few videos, and supply lists for 34 projects. The following topics are covered in the class: Basic Stamping, Embossing, Masking, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Watercoloring & Markers, and Big Shot & Punch Basics.

THESE ARE DOWNLOADABLE ZIP FILES.  After purchasing and downloading the class, open "Stampin' Class--The Basics" folder and there will be six folders inside.  Click on each and enjoy!

PC Instructions
The files will be downloaded as archive files that you can then extract and save on your computer. When you click on the download link, an extraction program will automatically launch. Choose the location where you would like to save the files (be sure to note where you save them). Follow the prompts on the extraction program, then navigate to the location where you saved the files. Click on the file and open.

Mac Instructions
When you click on the download link, the file will be mounted as a drive. Once it is mounted, open the drive and drag and drop the files to the location of your choice on your hard drive. The files can then be opened.


Order "The Basics" $14.95 (item 133385) for $14.95 and enjoy!

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March 25, 2013

IT'S A FABRIC FRENZY - 50% Off All Fabric!

NOW THRU MARCH 31st IT'S A FABRIC FRENZY!

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Seamstress or not--you'll love using our high quality Designer Fabric--especially at 50 percent off!  Stampin' Up!'s Designer Fabric is designed to coordinate with Stampin' Up! inks, paper, and other accessories, and is perfect for adding a stylish touch to traditional paper projects. Available in an extra-wide fat quarters (18" x 26"). Use it for quilting, clothing, home décor, and more!

Watch this video to see some of the fun things you can do with fabric!


Page Item  Description  Retail Price  Sale Price 
170  126892  Essentials Designer Fabric $29.95  $14.98 
171  126893  Floral District Designer Fabric $9.95  $4.98 
171  126894  Comfort Café Designer Fabric $9.95   $4.98  
171  125411  Summer Smooches Designer Fabric $9.95   $4.98  
171  125412  Twitterpated Designer Fabric $9.95   $4.98  
171  122337  Timeless Portrait Designer Fabric $9.95   $4.98  
171  122336  Beau Chateau Designer Fabric $9.95   $4.98  
171  124066  Spice Cake Designer Fabric $9.95   $4.98  
171  122335  Flirtatious Designer Fabric $9.95   $4.98  
6*  129308  Tea for Two Designer Fabric $9.95   $4.98  
13*  129307  More Amore Designer Fabric $9.95   $4.98  

 *Spring Catalog

  CLICK HERE to shop now!

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Great Day!
Helene


March 24, 2013

Spring Surprise Promotion

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New Catalog Sneak Peak Promotion - March 15th - 30th!

Spring is definitely in the air, and I can't wait to show you all the new product in the 2013-2014 annual catalog. Here's a sneak peek look at A Round Array stamp set.  Spring Surprise Promotion - Now through March 30th, you can purchase A Round Array bundled with the 7/8" scallop circle punch (item 133899) for 15% off!
Round array stamp and punch bundle 
Already earned a free punch during Sale-A-Bration, don't fret.  Just buy the set!  A Round Array stamp set (item 129090).
*Only offered in clear-mount. Wood-mount option will be available in the 2013-2014 annual catalog.
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Great Day!
Helene

March 23, 2013

Look What's New With My Digital Studio!

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EXCITING NEWS!  MDS2 and MDS2+ have been renamed to simply "MDS" and the price of the software has been greatly reduced from $79.95 to $19.95! Now that's exciting!

COMING SOON: 

  • The upgrade will be free! If you have been holding onto the original My Digital Studio software, you will be able to upgrade to the new software for free. Stay tuned for More Info!

  • Stampin' Up! understands that when a price changes after you have made a recent purchase it can be frustrating. If you have purchased the software at the old price from March 1 to March 17, 2013, the following will be added to your Download Manager FREE by Wednesday, March 20:
    MDS 2+ or MDS 2
    • Up To Date Planner Template (item 133271, retail value $14.95)
    • Hello There Kit (item 133374, retail value $9.95 US)
    • Everyday Woodcuts Embellishments (item 132191,retail value $5.95)
    MDS Upgrade
    • Hello There Kit (item 133374, retail value $9.95 US)

CAUTION: FUN WITH MY DIGITAL STUDIO AHEAD!
 
 
Are you constructing a birthday party soon? Let the BDAY Under Construction Ensemble help you create:
  • Invitations
  • Cupcake holders 
  • Candy bar wraps
  • Water bottle labels
  • A banner
  • Thank you cards 
  • And more!
To help you get started, Stampin' Up! is throwing in a FREEBIE-a construction cone favor that your guests definitely won't dodge.

Bday Under Construction Ensemble - Digital Download (item 133422)

And, to top it off, don't miss the Top Notch Woodcuts embellishments. They are sa-weet. Check out all the new downloads HERE including the FREE one!
 





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Helene

March 21, 2013

Basic Composition Notebook to Beautiful Journal

Turn a simple composition notebook into a beautiful journal!

Composition notebookHere's a journal I made out of a basic composition notebook I purchased from a local retail store. I also made a coordinating post-it note holder to go with the journal. Together they make a beautiful gift to give someone or fun to use at home or work.

I used some Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper, coordinating card stock and Crystal Effects to cover the notebook.  Then, I decorated the cover using a variety of Stampin' Up! products (listed below).
You may have seen my previous post on covering clipboards with Designer Series Paper.  The one on the left in this photo coordinates with the journal and post-it note holder above.  I love how Stampin' Up! products all coordinate!

Composition Notebook covered with paper
clipboards covered with paper
Stampin' Up! Products Used:
Paper: International Bazaar Designer Series Paper (#126920), Midnight Muse (#126843), Tangerine Tango (#111349), Pool Party (#122924) and Whisper White (#100730) card stocks.
Ink: Midnight Muse (#126860) and Tangerine Tango (#126946) Stampin' Pads, Versa Mark Pad (#102283)
Stamp Set: I Am... Stamp Set (#130947)
Tools: Labels Collection Framelits (#125598)  and Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder (#117335)
Embelleshments: Scyamore Street Ribbon & Button Pack (#130812) and Elements Cute Clips (#129939)
Adhesive: Crystal Effects (#101055)

Visit my ONLINE STORE to order your supplies and get started today!
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March 18, 2013

Best of 25 Years...March Stamp Set

Spring is around the corner and the March "Best of 25 Years" stamp set is blooming with flowers.  Collect at least six "Best of 25 Years" stamp sets and get one free!  (see info below)

Best of 25 Years March Stamp Set Flowers
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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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Great Day!
Helene

March 16, 2013

Now Offering Regularly Scheduled Classes

I'm excited to announce that I am now offering stampin' classes on a regularly scheduled basis!

I was originally supposed to have the classes up and running in January but due to some shoulder surgery, I had to postpone offering the classes.  I'm on the mend and excited to get the classes up and running.  All of the classes will be held in my home in South Tampa so space is limited.  Please sign up as soon as possible to guarantee yourself a space.

Click on the "My Events" tab on the navigation bar to see event details and to RSVP!

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Great Day!
Helene




March 15, 2013

Celebrate Easter with My Digital Studio

New My Digital Studio Downloads Perfect for Easter!


 

Planning an Easter "eggs"travaganza? Use the new Celebrate Easter Ensemble to create: 
  • Invitations 
  • Egg holders
  • Napkin rings
  • Mini baskets
  • A décor framable
  • Cupcake holders
  • Name cards
  • A bunny banner 
  • Table tents
  • And more!
Make it "eggs"tra special this year with this colorful, spring-inspired download. Check it out along with all of the other new downloads.
 
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Helene



March 11, 2013

Bye, Bye Boring Clipboards!

Turn your boring clipboard into a fun-to-use clipboard you'll just love to use!  Start with blah clipboards; infuse them with color, design, and your own personal style.  Here's what you need...

clipboards covered with colorful patterned paper
Here's What You Need:
  •  Clipboards (old or new)
  • Designer Series Paper
  • Crystal Effects
  • Sponge brush
  • Paper Snips
  • Stampin' Sanding System
Fun Uses:
  • Trendy organization.  Add a to-do list to a clipboard that you create.
  • Not-so-ordinary notes.  Add a strip of Designer Series Paper to the top edge of a notebook and clip to your new board.
  • My ideas.  Clip inspiration to the clipboard, like magazine cut-outs.
Stampin' Up! Products Used:
Paper: Parker's Patterns Designer Series Paper (#131021) and International Bazaar Designer Series Paper (#126920)
Embellishments:  Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button Pack  (#130812 - Free in Sale-A-Bration Brochure) and Night of Navy Ribbon (#126874)
Adhesive: Crystal Effects (#101055)

Visit my ONLINE STORE to order your supplies and get started today!

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Great Day!
Helene


March 6, 2013

Paper Pumpkin Coming Soon...Don't Miss Out!

Woman smiling as she opens paper pumpkin box
If you're one of the nearly 11,000 people who have already joined Paper Pumpkin, you're excited because it's arriving soon! If you're not one of the lucky 11,000, you'll want to pay special attention.
Time is running out and you don't want to miss out on the action. Don't forget to sign up for Paper Pumpkin before March 10 so you won't miss out on any of the kits. (They are all really cool!) Remember, the kits are only available for a month at a time; go to www.mypaperpumpkin.com to sign up and be sure to select me as your demonstrator.  This way,  if you have any questions at all, I'll be there to help you.  Don't be the one that misses out!

Can you guess what's inside?  Subscribe to Paper Pumpkin and find out!
Inside of paper pumpkin box

For more info, CLICK HERE
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March 5, 2013

New Photopolymer Stamp Set!

  There's a new stamp in town and it's clearly a good choice...

 
What makes the new photopolymer stamp so great?
  • They're entirely transparent for perfect placement every time! 
  • They are durable. The photopolymer material is designed to last. 
  • Can you say sticky? (Don't worry; in a good way.) These stamps stick amazingly well to our clear blocks.
  • They're age tested. They won't yellow or cloud up over time. 
  • They use FDA, food-safe material. How far can you stretch your stamping creativity?
Here's the first photopolymer stamp set for purchase.  It's called Designer Typeset (#132956) and there's 57 pieces in the setOh My! To order your set of the new photopolymer stamps, CLICK HERE to shop my online store 24/7.
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Helene