Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Strength and Hope

Hello Friends,

Here are the cards we will be making at card class next week. Here are the options-

1) Class on Tuesday May 31st at 6:30pm
2) Class on Wednesday June 1st at 6:30pm
3) Kit in the mail
4) Cards in the mail

Stampin' Up! will donate $2 for every Strength and Hope Stamp Set sold.  I am going to match that.  You can make 10 (2 of each design) cards only for $15 or for $20 you make the cards AND take your own stamp set home with you.

* A kit in the mail consists of all the materials needed to make the 10 cards including the directions.  I will need to pre-order the stamp set for you.

* Cards in the mail - I will make the 10 cards and either have them ready for pick up at my house OR I can mail them to you.

Let me know which option you would like.

Click here to shop online 24/7 where you can purchase the stamp set only if you choose.  Item # 123660

Have a wonderful day!

Monday, May 23, 2011

How do you store your ribbon?

Ribbon is my favorite embellishment.  Just love it!  Look at the way this ribbon is stored.  How fabulous. (http://www.soshelli.com/)

How do you store your ribbon?  Leave a comment letting us know and you will be entered into a drawing.  The winner will receive an assorted pack of ribbon - Stampin' Up! ribbon, of course :)

Can you join us for card class this month?  Click here for details.  If not, order a kit or cards in the mail. 

Click here to shop online 24/7 and to check out this months promotion that ends on May 31.

Have a wonderful day!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Alaskan Cruise 2011

Hello Friends,

Today my friends set sail to Alaska.  Every year Demonstrators can earn an all expense paid trip for 2.  I KNOW they will have so much fun and I am sad to not be able to be enjoying their company.  I have heard that an Alaskan Cruise is beautiful.  Oh well I will focus on my upcoming trip to England in July :)

This card was made with my friends in mind !

The Stamp Set - "The Open Sea"  was one I was not planning on buying.  As usual, now I am so glad I did.  This will be a great set to use at an upcoming Masculine Card Class. 

I used the sentiment from the WORD PLAY Stamp Set which is 30% off this month.  Don't miss out on the Scrapbooking Promotion.  Click here for more details.

Stamp Sets - The Open Sea, Word Play
Card Stock - Crumb Cake, Pacific Point, Very Vanilla
Classic Ink Pads - Pacific Point, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso
Accessories - Bakers Twine, Crop-A-Dile, Pewter Jumbo Eyelets, 1-1/4", 1-3/4" Circle Punches, Snail Adhesive, Stampin' Dimensionals

Be sure to let me know if you would like me to mail you a Summer Mini Catalog.
Click here to view it online.

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Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Triple Layer Punches

(Created by Michelle Andrews)

Hello Friends,
Check out these new punches.  They are so cute.  The card above was created by one of my stampin' friends - Michelle.  Great way to use the punches - fabulous layout on a card. 

Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch #122464 Price: $23.95

Create three coordinated punch images with just one punch. Images look beautiful layered together or separately -- giving you more creative options! Simply move the easy-to-use front lever to the image you'd like, then punch. Three-images-in-one punch body also saves on storage space. Instructions included. Punched images in this punch layer beautifully with images in the Bold Blossom Set.

Doily Triple Layer Punch #122465 Price: $23.95

Create three coordinated punch images with just one punch. Images look beautiful layered together or separately -- giving you more creative options! Simply move the easy-to-use front lever to the image you'd like, then punch. Three-images-in-one punch body also saves on storage space. Instructions included.

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Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Flower Fest & Heat Embossing

Hello Friends,

I finally got a chance to stamp - YAY!  I am on a 'Basic Black and Very Vanilla' roll these days.  Love this color combo. 
One of my very favorite techniques is 'Heat Embossing'.  I remember seeing this technique when I first joined Stampin' Up! and it truly was a WOW for me. 

The great thing about the 'Flower Fest' Stamp Set is that you can stamp and punch.  I love any images that can be punched.  I am not a lover of cutting.  I mentioned in an earlier post the reason why I actually decided to buy this set and now I am so glad I did.  I am going to 'use it' for sure :)

Stamp Sets - Flower Fest, Swirls & Curls Verses (Level 1 Hostess Set)
Card Stock - Basic Black, Very Vanilla
Ink - Versamark
Accessories - Big Shot, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Black Embossing Powder,  Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool, Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon, Rhinestones, Fancy Flower Punch, 2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, Snail Adhesive, Stampin' Dimensionals

If you live locally and are a Demonstrator, we would love you to join us for our Summer Frenzy event - click here for details.

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Have a wonderful day.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Build A Bear

Hello Friends,

I am planning my events for the Summer and a class came to mind that just made me smile - a Mom and ME class.  I am going to invite the kiddos and their Moms in my neighborhood to come over and create some 'bears' to play dress up with.  If you don't live in my neighborhood - be sure to let me know if you would be interested in coming. 

A big part of the Stampin' Up! experience is sharing what we love with others. And who better to share with than the children in our lives? The Build-A-Bear Workshop collection makes it easy to create lasting memories--and beautiful projects--with the ones you love.

The Build-A-Bear Workshop collection is a selection of exclusive Stampin' Up! products that coordinate perfectly to help you create a variety of fun projects.

Build-A-Bear Workshop Collection

Stamps. The Build-A-Bear Workshop collection has three stamp sets, all priced under $20, that provide a variety of images and phrases that you can place anywhere on your project in any color you choose.

Sizzix dies. The Build-A-Bear Workshop Sizzix dies are available exclusively from Stampin' Up! There are eight dies in the collection, including Bigz, Originals, Sizzlits, and Embosslits dies, that give you a huge selection of Build-A-Bear Workshop images that can be used for nearly any occasion.

Designer Series paper. This double-sided paper provides 12 different designs that you can use to create clothes for your bears, as well as embellish your projects.

Combine these products with a little creativity and you have a recipe for some beary fun projects!

Click here for more information about our Build A Bear Collection.

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Have a wonderful day!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Strength and Hope Card Class for May

Hello Friends,

Here are the details for this months card class.

Stampin' Up! is supporting Breast Cancer Research and I am thrilled. Each year I take part in the Strides against Breast Cancer walk in Salt Lake City. I am a huge advocate for fundraisers especially when it comes to cancer and multiple sclerosis. No doubt you will know someone (even yourself) who has been diagnosed with this disease - what a great way to support this.

Stampin' Up! is donating $2 for every "Strength and Hope" Stamp Set that is sold and I am matching that.

You will make 10 cards as usual at the class using this set. One of the cards is shown above. For $20 you will make the 10 cards AND take home the stamp set. (Clear Mount) - add $4 if you would prefer wood mount. This is being offered to you as a customer as I really want to support this effort. The normal price of class is $15 so for an extra $5 you take home a stamp set.

Please RSVP as soon as you can so I can order the stamp set. Be sure to invite a friend.

WHEN - Tuesday May 31/ Wednesday June 1 (Please specify which day)
WHERE - My House
TIME - 6:30pm
COST - $20 Clear Mount Set/ $24 Wood Mount Set/ $15 for cards only (Please specify your option)

Kits in the mail available for $25 Clear Mount / $29 Wood Mount (This cost includes shipping or delivery) I will need to order the stamp set so be sure to let me know as soon as possible.

I cannot mail Stamp Sets (or any Stampin' Up! product) out of the country.  IF you live outside the US, I can send you a card gift set which includes 10 handmade cards with envelopes as a wrapped gift.  Let me know if you are interested.  I can also send card gift sets to residents of the US.

Click here for more information about Stampin' Up!'s efforts

Please make your friends aware of this class/kit- this is a great cause!

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Have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Guest Stamper - Karen Barber

Hello Friends,

Just look at this beautiful card.  Isn't this fabulous?  Have you looked at a Stamp Set and thought "Oh I don't really like that?" or "I wouldn't know what to do with that one?"  I thought the same about this set - "Flower Fest".

Now of course, after seeing this adorable creation, I just have to have it.  Karen Barber happens to be one of the most talented and creative Demonstrators I know.  Every card of hers has ribbon and always a perfectly tied bow :)  She is the Queen of watercoloring and actually brought me out of my 'not so much of a watercolor' shell.

Karen used to be one of those gals I used to think of as a 'Talented Demo' - now I think of her as a fabulous friend also.  Thanks for the inspiration my friend :)

Flower Fest
Clear-Mount Stamp Set $19.95 #122280
Wood Mount Stamp Set $27.95 - #122278

Use our new Stampin' Emboss Powders in Tangerine Tango, Wild Wasabi, and Melon Mambo to make these sweet, summery images pop! Most stamps in this set have a coordinating punch (sold separately): 1-3/8" Circle, 2-3/8" Scallop Circle, Fancy Flower, 5-Petal Flower, and Butterfly.

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Monday, May 9, 2011

National Scrapbooking Month Promotion

Hello Friends,

Who loves a great deal?  I am sure you do as much as I :)  Take advantage of this months promotion.  Save 30% when you purchase these stamp sets.  Take 30% off the crossed out price :)

ANIMAL STORIES - Wood Mount $15.95

GRUNGE ROCK - Wood Mount $20.95 - Clear Mount - $15.95
PARTY HEARTY - Wood Mount $26.95

PRINTED PETALS - Wood Mount $19.95 - Clear Mount $14.95

SWEET SHOPPE ALPHABET LOWER - Wood Mount $31.95 Clear Mount - $23.95

WORD PLAY - Wood Mount $41.95 Clear Mount $28.95

SIMPLE FRIENDSHIP - Wood Mount $25.95

Click here to order these sets and visit my online store or of course you can e-mail your order to me at maxstamps@yahoo.com

Interested in more information on becoming a Demonstrator?  Click here or contact me at maxstamps@yahoo.com for more details

30% off Digital Download Bundles - Click here

30% off My Digital Studio Print Products  - Click here

Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mothers Day

This is totally awesome!

Have a wonderful day :)

Friday, May 6, 2011

Summer Mini Catalog

Hello Friends,

Do you have your Summer Mini Catalog?  If not, please let me know so I can get one in the mail to you.
Click here to view it online

Samples coming next week using the fabulous new product in the Summer Mini.

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Don't forget the 30% off various stamp sets - Click here
Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Summer Frenzy

Hello Friends,

This event is for anyone who is a Demonstrator.  It is going to be a fabulous event.  Hope to see you there!

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Have a wonderful day !

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

A handmade gift from a friend

Hello Friends,

One of my most fabulous customers who happens to be one of my most fabulous friends made me this adorable project.
Michelle punched out lots of circles using the 2 1/4" circle punch, did some magic, added a pin in the center and glued them to a styrofoam ball. 

I just love it.  Michelle gave me a great idea - a way to use Designer Series Paper.  I am going to make one and will post it once it is done.

Thanks Michelle - Love it - and you of course :)

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Don't miss out on this months promotion - Click here

Have a wonderful day!

Monday, May 2, 2011

National Scrapbooking Month Promotion

Celebrate National Scrapbooking Month with Stampin' Up!

From May 1-31, get 30 percent off a variety of scrapbooking products, including select (click on link)

In addition, join Stampin' Up! as a demonstrator during the month of May, and you'll get 30 percent off the Digital+ Starter Kit! The Digital+ Starter Kit contains over $320 worth of high-quality Stampin' Up! products, including our innovative digital designing software, My Digital Studio--and during this special promotion, you'll pay just $122.50! Click here to see all the exciting products the Digital+ Starter Kit contains.

But that's not all! When you join the Stampin' Up! family, you can also purchase the Stampin' Memories Add-On-an additional $75 worth of scrapbooking products--for just $35. With the Stampin' Memories Add-On, you'll get

•A stamp set

•A package of card stock

•A package of Designer Series Paper

•A package of Quick Accents (self-adhesive die cuts)

•A Designer Printed 12" x 12" Album

The Stampin' Memories Add-On is usually priced at $50, but when you join the Stampin' Up! family during our National Scrapbooking Month Promotion, you'll get an additional 30 percent discount.

Don't wait! Get started today!  Call me on 801 897-0429 or e-mail me at maxstamps@yahoo.com

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Have a wonderful day!