Monday, December 21, 2009

Christmas Festivites at Stampin' Up!

Hello Friends,

Hope you have had a fabulous weekend.  I didn't take part in the Utah Divas International Sketch Challenge this week but please check out the creations by the team by clicking here :)

Last Thursday, I had the opportunity to be part of the 'Stampin' Up! singers'.  Here is a picture of us singing to our co-workers. (I am on the front row on the left.)

You can hear a brief part of one of our songs by clicking here
Read more about our fun tradition by clicking here

Have a wonderful day :)

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Pop Up Cake Die

Hello Friends,

I am so excited about the Big Shot Dies on sale.  I am offering 4 FREE classes in the New Year to anyone who purchases a Big Shot Machine through me.

You've heard of people popping out of cakes, but what if you could get a cake to pop out of your card? Now you can using the Three Tier Cake die! This die will make creating unique invitations and cards lots of fun.

Click here to see a video tutorial using our wonderful Pop Up Cake Die
Click here to learn more about the Big Shot.

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Have a wonderful day!

Monday, December 14, 2009

12 Days of Christmas

Hello Friends,

I am so excited.  I have loved the BIG SHOT ever since I bought it and the time it has saved me for my classes and my projects is unbelievable.  I am thrilled with it.

Stampin' Up! is offering a wonderful sale just now on the Dies and Decor Elements sheets.  With the purchase of the Big Shot, you will receive 4 FREE classes.  I will teach you how to use the machine and show you some wonderful projects that you can make over and over.

Call or e-mail me for more information :)
Have a wonderful day!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Sketch Challenge - Watercoloring

Hello Friends!

Ever since I knew Carol wanted the team to 'watercolor' this weeks sketch, I have felt sick :)  Watercoloring is NOT my forte and something I rarely ever do.  One because I am not good at it, two because it takes longer to make a card and three because I wondered how many times I would have to color it before it was perfect! 

I was amazed with how I actually liked it.  It has been a while, a long while since I have used my Watercolor Wonder Crayons.  They were tucked away in the back of the drawer.

Here is what I came up with

I used Very Vanilla Card Stock as my base. I used Real Red and fabulous Watercolor Paper.  This is a MUST when watercoloring. A sneak peek of our new Sending Love Specialty Designer Paper. Hard to see, but quite a few of the flowers are glitter sprinkled. 

I used the Basic Brown Classic Ink which is perfect for watercoloring to stamp the bear from Beary Best Friends Stamp Set.  I stamped the sentiment "Happy Bearthday" with Real Red Classic Ink from the Beary Nice Wishes Stamp Set .

THEN came the torture.......just kidding, I actually found it relaxing.  (My son actually asked if I was 'doing my homework' :)  I used the fabulous Watercolor Wonder Crayons and the Blender Pen.  The colors I used were Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel, Pretty in Pink, Red Red and Blush Blossom. I used the corner rounder punch for the watercolor paper, added a Pretty in Pink ribbon and used Glue Dots to give the bear a raised look.

Finally, I used the Bear Track Wheel and Creamy Caramel ink to add the finishing touch.

Product Tip -
Watercolor Paper 105019

Price: $6.95

This paper is perfect for watercoloring with using our line art stamps and Classic inks or Watercolor Wonder Crayons. The size was chosen to layer perfectly on a card front without having to trim or make adjustments.

■ 20, 3-3/4" x 5" sheets per package

■ 140-lb. cold-pressed paper

■ 100% cotton

■ Resists buckling when wet

Have a wonderful day!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Gift for MOM

I am trying to plan ahead for my classes in the new year. Great idea for a Mother's Day Class or "Just Because Gift" class. After all, we really don't need to wait until Mother's Day to give our Mom's a gift :)  This cute little journal book was so easy and fun to make.  I covered the "On Board 5" x 5" Art Journal" with the "Sending Love" Specialty Designer Paper which is in the Occasions Mini Catalog using Tombow adhesive.  I cut 18 pieces of Chocolate Chip satin ribbon, which will also be available on January 5th when the Occasions Mini Catalog will be available to order from.  I tied the ribbon through the spirals.

I am loving the new Clear Mount Stamps.  They are so easy to use and make stamping an image exactly where you want it an absolute dream.  The fact that the stamp is rubber gives it a clean, crisp image.  The clear blocks are fabulous. They have a great grip and are perfect.

I stamped all the pages with this cute stamp and colored the flowers with Chocolate Chip and Pretty in Pink Stampin' Write Markers.  Again, credit to the clear mount stamp, I was able to perfectly place the stamp right where I wanted it.....quickly.

I stamped the "MOM" stamps with Chocolate Chip Classic Ink on Whisper White Card Stock, layered it onto a scalloped edged piece of Chocolate Chip Card Stock and colored it with the Pretty in Pink Stampin' Write Marker.  You can't tell from the picture, but I added Crystal Effects to it.  It looks fabulous.  I added a flower from the Pretties Kit and colored the small flower with the Pretty in Pink Stampin' Write Marker and the small middle with the Chocolate Chip one. 
"Messages for Mom" Stamp Set available January 5th.

Have a wonderful day :)

Thursday, December 10, 2009

A card from a team member

Look at this beautiful card.  So stylish!  My favorite technique is Heat Embossing.  Click here to learn how to heat emboss.

I received this card from Bree, my second recruit to sign up.  She has sent me a Christmas Card every year ever since.  She is so talented and I knew she was going to do a wonderful job way back when.

Aunt Ruthie who is the reason I am a Demonstrator today, introduced me to Bree and friends.  They came to my card class and Bree signed up right away.  If you are interested in joining our team, e-mail me at for more information or click here.

Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Clear Mount Stamps - Labels

Hello Friends,

I am so excited about Stampin' Up!'s new Clear Mount stamps.  Here are some pictures that will help you add the labels to your stamps.

The Vintage Vogue is a fabulous new set which will be available for purchase on January 5th.  One of the perks of being a Demonstrator is being able to pre-order.  E-mail me at if you would like details on joining a fabulous team and company.

Each Set comes with labels

and Rubber Stamps

You will start by peeling back the label as show in picture above.  Peel off the whole thing so the label is exposed.

Peel the paper from the back of the stamp

Place Rubber Stamp on label

This is what your stamp will look like

The stamp will stick to the box

Here is the full stamp set with labels.  They stick to the box so they do not slide about.

Here is the stamp set....ready to go :)

E-mail me at if you would like a copy of the Occasions Mini Catalog.

Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Introducing......Clear Mount Stamps

Hello Friends,

Over the past few years, there has been enormous demand from demonstrators and customers alike for a line of repositionable clear-mount stamps. Well, you asked for it, and now you have it! Starting with stamps in the 2010 Occasions Mini Catalog and the 2010 Sale-A-Bration Brochure, Stampin′ Up! now offers our exclusive stamp art in both traditional wood-mount, and the new clear-mount option.

Our new clear-mount stamps are the result of extensive research with the intent to maintain the very best image quality in the stamping industry, while at the same time offering the ease-of-use and storability inherent in repositionable clear-mount stamps.

Clear-Mount Features
Nine different sizes of clear blocks available individually or as a discounted bundle.
Blocks have ergonomic grooves on all four sides for easy grip and traditional wood-mount feel.
Stamps and blocks are durable and easy to clean with your Stampin’ Scrub and Stampin' Mist.
Optional image labels on stamp backs let you decide if you want to see the image through the block or not.
Tight die-cutting for easy image positioning.
Large clear blocks can be used to create collages or spell words with alphabet sets.
Stamps store easily in standard, DVD-type cases with artwork on front and spine, making organization easy.

This is so exciting.  Your choice - Stampin' Up!'s wonderful Rubber Stamps with the wood blocks and now your choice of Clear Mount too.

Details of my Valentine's Class in January will be posted soon.  You will get the chance to play with the new Clear Mount Stamps :)

Have a wonderful day!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Stamp Set Give Away - Deer Friends :)

Hello Friends,

How would you like this cute Stamp Set? It was a Hostess Set last year at this time.  Fabulous for making gift tags and all your paper crafting projects.  Works wonderful with Stampin' Up!'s punches.

Just place an online order anytime this week and your name will be added to a drawing.  (Closing date -Friday December 11th - MST) The name pulled out of the drawing wins the set.  If you order is over $50, you will also receive a coordinating punch.

Here is a close look at all the images.

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Good Luck ;)

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Decor Elements on Albums

Hello Friends,

I have been having so much fun with Stampin' Up!s Decor Elements.  They are so easy to use and make the home look so fabulous.

Not only are they great for the home, they are great for projects too.  I put them on my albums.

Our stylish Décor Elements self-adhesive vinyl art provides a unique decorating experience for walls, mirrors, windows, and other smooth surfaces. Décor Elements is an extension of our Definitely Decorative home décor line, which gives you another way to express your creativity--just on a larger canvas than a card or scrapbook page! Décor Elements makes your home a beautiful representation of your style. And it's inexpensive compared to painting, framing art, or buying new furniture!

Décor Elements is a natural extension of the products you already love. You'll love how Décor Elements images and techniques coordinate with our existing products such as two-step and three-step vinyl art (like our Ginormous Flowers or Wonderful Flowers Décor Elements sets) similar to Two-Step Stampin'.

Whether you want to spice up the walls of your home or create other exciting projects for display, Décor Elements is an easy way to stylishly and inexpensively express your creativity.

Click here to see our fabulous product line.  Our New Catalog Insert is available if you would like your own copy.  Just e-mail me at and I will mail one out to you.  If you live locally, I would be happy to show you how to apply these to your walls, or projects.

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Have a wonderful day!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Utah Divas International - Sketch Challenge

Happy Saturday Friends!
This is the Sketch we were given from Carol for this weeks Utah Divas International Sketch Challenge.  I looked at this several times before an idea came to my mind.  I looked at it horizontally as opposed to Vertically.

Here is what I came up with !

I chose the traditional Real Red Card Stock for the base of the card. As I knew I would be using the Christmas Cocoa Speciality Designer Paper (Item # 116770) it was easy to pick Soft Suede as the coordinating color.  Dasher (Item # 116816) was a great choice for this particular sketch.  I stamped 'him' using Soft Suede Classic Ink on Whisper White Card Stock.  It is hard to tell on the picture, but I used the 2-Way Glue pen and the Dazzlin' Diamonds on his antlers.  I gave him a Rudolph red nose using the Real Red Stampin' Write Marker.  I added a Chocolate Chip corduroy button to finish the sketch.

I love the Big Shot.  I used the Perfect Details Texturz Plate on the Soft Suede Card Stock.  It added dimension and was a perfect match for the Dasher Stamp Set.

Dasher $8.95

Be sure to check out what my Diva friends came up with by visiting our group blog at

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Enjoy your weekend :)

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Build a Bear Workshop

I am so excited to announce two exclusive Build A Bear Workshop viewing parties in December!  I am one of just 60 Stampin' Up demonstrators in the entire United States who were chosen for this special promotion. I am SO happy to be bringing this event to the Salt Lake City area!

This is the perfect opportunity for moms and kids to spend a little quality time together during a hectic time of year. But you don't have to have children to attend--come and make the adorable projects for grandchildren, godchildren, nieces and nephews, kids you babysit, next door neighbor kids--any child would love what we're going to make!
Here's how it works: we'll be making a birthday card project with Stampin' Up's exclusive line of Build A Bear stamps and accessories, together with everyone. Then, we'll have the kids watch the Christmas movie and snack on Gummi Bears and Teddy Grahams, while the moms and other adult guests make two cute projects. All children in attendance will be given some of their very own projects to color.  My friend Tiffany shared this wonderful idea. 

The party is FREE...
In addition, every adult that attends will get a FREE coupon from Build A Bear towards their next purchase at one of the stores, PLUS the chance to win their own DVD of the new Holly & Hal Moose movie!! How cool is that?
Click here to view the trailer.

But wait, there's more! Attendees will be the FIRST TO SEE the BRAND NEW line of BABW merchandise from the upcoming Occasions Mini Catalog (starts Jan. 5th).
There will also be a ONE NIGHT ONLY SPECIAL OFFER on the Build A Bear Workshop collection from Stampin' Up from me--don't miss this!!! You must attend in order to take advantage.
Call or E-Mail me for more information.  You can either host a party or attend one.  Definitely lots of fun :)