Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Stamp-A-Stack options

Fifteen of you signed up to attend my Stamp-A-Stack on Saturday 11-15-08 from 2pm to 6pm at my home.
I am really excited about hostessing my first ever Stamp-A-Stack!

Here's what I need you to do:

*In the comments section (or by e-mail) copy and paste the following:
Card 1:
Card 2:
Card 3:
Card 4:
Card 5:
Card 6:
Card 7:
Card 8:
*After each card, tell me how many of each card you want. Keep in mind that while you need to stamp each image here, you can actually put the cards together at home. You can also change the sentiment on most cards or wait to stamp your own sentiment on it when you get home. (In other words, you could make a thank you card a birthday card, etc...) You are welcome to buy as many of each card as you would like. Once you have told me a number however, you are committed to buy that number. This is due to the fact that I will have all paper cut and prepped for the SAS. **IF FOR SOME REASON YOU CANNOT ATTEND THAT SATURDAY, I WILL STAMP YOUR CARDS FOR YOU AND HAVE THEM READY FOR YOU TO PICK UP AND PUT TOGETHER ON YOUR OWN TIME.**
* Some basic stamping knowledge is needed.
The following techniques will be used:
-Sponging edges (Card 1, Option A)
-Second Generation stamping (Card 4, daisy stamp)
-Direct-to-paper technique (rubbing cardstock on the inkpad to get colored edges) (Card 7)
*Because of the level of preparation needed prior to this event, PLEASE contact me with the number of cards you desire to make by 11-08-08.
*You are not required to make one of each card. You may choose only the cards you love and make multiple copies if that is what you prefer to do. (Please be aware that there may be some variation in the patterned paper that is used. I will do my best to keep it within the same color scheme.) I am asking that you commit to buying 10 cards (at $1 each). Keep in mind that if you make 4 or 6 of the same card and package them together, they make fabulous gifts. I will have gift finishing options for a minimal additional fee.
*If I have not heard from you by 11-08-08 your slot will be forfeited to someone else.
*If you were not able to sign up for the SAS and would like to be put on a waiting list, please leave a comment below or e-mail me at
*Please bring:
-Your own adhesive
-Paper crafting scissors (for trimming edges, etc.)
-Personal snacks and/or drinks (if desired)
Please call me if you have any questions!
(575) 534-0242

Card #1: Two options, please specify which one is desired (design credit to Wendie Waldman...Thanks Wendie!)
Option A: Option B:

Card #2 (Two options):
Same format, no need to specify which.

Card #3: (Gift card holder)
Can be stamped for Christmas giving if desired.

Card #4:
Card #5:
Card #6:
Card #7:
Card #8:

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Creative Challenge: Halloween

This is for Shelli Gardner's (Stampin' Up!'s CEO and Cofounder) Creative Challenge this month. Details:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Tangerine Tango, Yo-Yo Yellow, Basic Black
Other: Holiday Happenings Rub-Ons, Black Gingham ribbon, Mini-Library clips, Stampin' Dimensionals
Card Details:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Tangerine Tango, Yo-Yo Yellow, Basic Black
Other: Holiday Happenings Rub-Ons, Black Gingham ribbon, Mini-Library clips, Stampin' Dimensionals
Treat Bag Details:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Tangerine Tango, Yo-Yo Yellow
Inks: Basic Black
Stamps: All Holidays
Other: Medium Cellophane bag, Tangerine Tango 5/8" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, 3/16" circle punch (on Crop-A-Dile)
The challenge is open to anyone (so start creating ladies!), and you can read some details Shelli provided about it below:

"Just a quick follow-up note, in response to some of your questions.
My Creative Challenge is open to everyone!
I love our Stampin' Up! demonstators, but I also love our customers and everyone who else who lives to create--especially with stamps!
So come one, come all!
Do you have to use Stampin' Up! product?
I'm not going to get too fussy, but I'm sure you'll understand when I admit that I'm a little (maybe a lot!) partial!
I'd sure prefer to see projects using Stampin' Up! stuff!. (Quoted from HERE at Shelli's blogsite)"

Cards for Sharon's Party

This card uses the new felt flurries in our current Mini-Catalog, along with a new DSP "Ski Slope". This card reminds me of a package tied up and under the tree. Again, it uses the DSP "Ski Slope" from the Holiday mini catalog.
This card with a unique fold was inspired by a card that Wendie Waldman (another SU demo) showed me how to make. (Thanks Wendie!)


Here are a bunch of cards that I've made within the past couple of weeks.
If you'd like details on how to make any of them, leave me a comment, and I'll post the details.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

An Opportunity for Stampin' Up! Freebies

Stampin’ Up! is looking for 400 stampers and crafters who are willing to participate in a market research panel discussing stamping and crafts.
In exchange for their participation, Stampin’ Up! will send panelists a free goodie box of stamping and/or crafting products every three months .
If you would be interested in applying to be on this panel, they can apply at the following link:
• Stampin’ Up! uses feedback for research only and does not share answers or personal information with anyone else.
• Stampin’ Up! will not contact you and ask you to purchase anything, or attempt to recruit you to be a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator.
• Panel members can expect to participate in the panel for at least six months. The panel is occasionally refreshed to gain new insights as well as allow others the same opportunity.
• There is no cost for to participate in the panel.
• Your only duty as a panel member is to answer surveys. Surveys typically take between five and ten minutes to complete.
• The frequency of surveys can vary depending on the research needs of Stampin Up! Panel members will receive no more than one survey a week, but typically should expect to receive one or two surveys a month.
• You can quit the panel at any time.
• You will be selected to join and notified via email if your background matches Stampin’ Up!’s research needs.
• You must live in the United States or Canada to be on the panel.
• You must complete at least 80% of the surveys sent to you to receive a goodie box.
• Stampin’ Up! demonstrators are not eligible to be on the panel.More detailed information about the panels can be found at

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Pocket Silhouettes Meets Fresh Cut Notes Card

I have loved this set of stamps, Pocket Silhouettes.
It's on sale through the end of the day (see details below).
You can call me directly to order it today, or can order it online (

I love the way that this card turned out! (see the matching envelope too?)
Stamps: Pocket Silhouettes
Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Sage Shadow, Basic Gray
Ink: Sage Shadow
Other: Fresh Cut Note Cards, Baja Breeze Flower from Flower Fusion Too, Silver Brad, Dazzling Diamonds, 2-way Glue Pen, Stampin' Dimensionals

Never Before Seen Promotion
ENDING TODAY!! September 30
15% off these stamp sets from the Fall-Winter 2008 Idea Book & Catalog--no additional purchase necessary.
Items are listed in below:
Item # Pg. # Description 15% off
111690 32 Snow Swirled $21.21
111586 55 It's a Stretch $20.36
111544 81 Putt Putt $21.21
111626 91 Eastern Blooms $18.66
111672 98 Pocket Silhouettes $16.11
111710 101 Upsy Daisy $16.11
111556 109 Under the Stars $25.46
111644 145 Heard from the Heart $19.51
111570 157 Contempo Alphabet $34.81
109381 23 Felicidades Siempre* $15.26
*From Celebrando Creatividad

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

An Old Favorite

This card is one of my favorites.
It features heat embossing...which always makes people say "Wow!".
I distressed the edge of the Really Rust cardstock with my cutter kit and popped that whole image up with the Stampin' Dimensionals.

Cardstock: So Saffron, Creamy Caramel, Really Rust
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Stamps: Lovely As A Tree, All Holidays (sentiment), Sanded background stamp
Other: Clear Embossing Powder, Heat tool, Cutter Kit, 5/8" Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon, Glue dots, Copper eyelets, Crop-a-dile, Stampin' dimensionals