Tuesday, June 29, 2010

"Because I Care" Stampin' Up! Set

Here are a few cards that I have made using the new hostess stamp set in Stampin' Up!'s new catalog (contact me to get your new FREE catalog with a $50 order starting July 1, 2010!).  I really love all the avenues of creative possibilities that this set brings!  Take a look!  Let me know what you think.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Sketch Frenzy Friday

I am so glad its Friday again because that means another round of new sketches.  I hope you are having fun touring and creating with us.

I used a retiring stamp set this week.  Can you tell me which one?

Here is my take on the sketch.  No where near the challenge of last weeks sketch when using MDS but look how pretty!  To continue on to Tess' blog click here.

Upload your take on the sketches below.....

Friday, June 18, 2010

Sketch Frenzy Friday June 18, 2010

Well, we are into another week of our sketches.  This weeks sketch was designed by Angela Walters.  I know most of our viewers have realized that I am using our digital software to create my sketches every week.  This software is called My Digital Studio aka MD.  MDS is an amazing software and you can do so much with it.  If you do not have a copy, you should really look into order it from you demonstrator.  If you do not have a demonstrator, feel free to contact me and I will order it for you!

This weeks sketch was a little challenging to create in MDS.  I had to use the photo corners punches to get the correct look.  I also used the "Enjoy" stamp set, which I believe is on the retiring stamps list.   The retiring list are items that will only be available through July 1st or until supplies run out (whichever comes first).  So, take a look at those list on my blog to make sure your favorite items are not gone before you get a chance to order.  Some items or already sold out.

So sit back and enjoy the rest of the tour!  The next person on the tour is one of our new members Tess Davis.  To view her sketch click here.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Sketch Frenzy Friday June 11, 2010

Well, here goes another Friday!  I hope you enjoy our sketches.

For this weeks sketch, I used the Baroque Motifs.  I love using My Digital Studio to create these sketch challenges.  Be sure to check out the other sketches in our group.  The next blog is Tina Taves.  To continue on to the next blog click here.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Sketch Frenzy Friday 6/4/2010

Here is our third sketch!  I hope you enjoy!  Be sure to play along with us!

Follow this link and it will take you to the next blog on the list:  http://www.tinataves.blogspot.com


Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Challenge 73 : Spring Song Card

I have participated in a color challenge hosted by the Late Night Stampers yahoo group.  This challenge was to create an item using the colors Bordering Blue, So Saffron, and Night of Navy.  And in honor of the retiring stamp set list I choose to showcase one of the retiring sets:  Spring Song. This is one of my favorite spring sets to use.  Don't wait to get this set if it catches your eye. 

Mini Starter Kit Promotion

Promotion Dates: June 1-30, 2010
Promotion Details:
Potential recruits can join Stampin' Up! as a demonstrator for just $99 when they purchase a special Mini Starter Kit.
Mini Starter Kit
All items below are recommended, but a new recruit can substitute a like item of equal or lesser value.

Item  Description  Price 
Watercolor Trio stamp set (wood-mount) 
I {Heart} Hearts stamp set (clear-mount 
Clear-Mount Block C 
Homemade single stamp*  
Whisper White card stock (8-1/2" x 11") 
Brights Collection assorted card stock (8-1/2" x 11")* 
Melon Mambo Classic Stampin' Pad 
Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin' Pad* 
Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin' Pad 
Tempting Turquoise Classic Stampin' Pad 
Basic Black 1/8" taffeta ribbon* 
Color Coach* 
SNAIL Adhesive 
 Retail value of products in kit

*Sneak peek items! The Mini Starter Kit also includes the same business supplies that are in the standard Starter Kit; no alternative selections can be made for business items. Contents are listed below:
  • Getting Started DVD
  • Getting Started Guide
  • Guest Invitation Postcards (100)
  • 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog (8)
  • Summer Mini Catalog (8)
  • To My Hostess Envelopes (10)
  • Recruit Folders (5)
  • Recruit Brochures (20)
  • Hostess Brochure (20)
  • Hostess Benefits Form (10)
  • Customer Order Form (50)
Things to Remember:
  • All Mini Starter Kit order forms must arrive at Stampin' Up! (in office) by Wednesday, June 30, 2010, to qualify for the promotion and for any 2009-2010 Stampin' Up! year promotions, incentives, or awards.

    Forms should be mailed to

    Stampin' Up!
    PO Box 550
    Riverton, UT 84065-0550
  • Online IDAs may be submitted through Wednesday, June 30, 2010; 11:50 PM (MT).
  • Prospective recruits may still purchase the standard Starter Kit OR the Digital+ Starter Kit instead of the promotional Mini Starter Kit, but many items in these regular-priced kits are scheduled to retire at the end of June. 
  • Recommended catalog products are included in the Mini Starter Kit. However, just like our standard and Digital+ Starter Kits, recruits can select alternate items. For example:
    • An alternate stamp set of equal or lesser value
    • An alternate color assortment of card stock of equal or lesser value
    • An alternate color of Classic Stampin' Pad of equal or lesser value
    • An alternate neutral pack of card stock of equal of lesser value
  • Regardless of which Starter Kit a June recruit chooses, she will receive a free box of 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalogs during the first part of July. These catalogs will ship separately from her Starter Kit.
  • Recruits who purchase the Mini Starter Kit can still add the Stampin' Memories Add-On for $50; however, many of these items are set to retire at the end of June. This will be noted on the Mini Starter Kit order form.
  • Recruits who join Stampin' Up! by purchasing the Mini Starter Kit are eligible for any programs available to a new recruit. This includes but is not limited to Extra 10% Instant Income offer, Stampin' Start, and the opportunity to purchase a Business Booster Kit.
  • A starter kit order form for the Mini Starter Kit will be available for download on the Demonstrator Web Site.
  • The Mini Starter Kit is not available for purchase by active demonstrators. This kit is only available for new recruits.


Last Chance List

Dates: June 1-30, 2010 (select items while supplies last)


Hundreds of products from the 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog and Definitely Decorative brochures are retiring. Now is the last chance for you to get them before they're gone for good!

Things to Remember:
  • Orders can only be placed on a demonstrator, customer, workshop, or online order.
  • Last Chance accessories are only while supplies last.
    • The accessories list will be updated each business day by 4:00 PM (MT) with availability information.
    • Because these items can go quickly, we recommend you let your customers know they may not receive all the items they ordered.
    • Where possible, ask customers for a substitute item in case the original item is no longer available when you place their order.
  • Order deadlines:
    • Phone: Wednesday, June 30, 2010; 6:50 PM (MT)
    • OEX: Wednesday, June 30, 2010; 11:50 PM (MT)

Q: Why are these products retiring?

A: To make room for all the terrific new products coming in the next catalog.

Q: Will any stamp sets be backordered?

A: Any promotion includes a possibility of backorders. However, we create stamp sets and D├ęcor Elements at our own facilities, so we will be able to fulfill any backorders with minimal delay.

Q: Why aren't all the last-chance items shown on one list?

A: We created separate lists to make it easier to keep track of which products are only available while supplies last.

All the lists are located in my sidebar.  Take a look!  Let me know if you would like to place an order.