Sunday, May 27, 2012

Layered Labels

Today, I have some cards to show you using some of the NEW products available at Noon (MT) on June 1st. The Layered Labels Stamp Set coordinates with the Apothecary Accents Framelits and can be the focal point on your card or an accent.
I stamped the For You label with Gumball Green twice and punched the center of one with the Large Oval Punch to layer on the dotted background. Do you notice the Satin Stitched Ribbon? It comes in all five of the new In-Colors! I am still amazed at the new firm-foam ink pads. These Mixed Bunch flowers (stamped in Raspberry Ripple, Primrose Petals with Summer Starfruit centers) look printed on the Whisper White card stock.
Here I used the Heartfelt label behind the Congratulations label for even more layering. Raspberry Ripple and Midnight Muse look very rich together.
This card shows the center of the large Heartfelt label. I paired Midnight Muse with Daffodil Delight for this bright card.

It's time for our second session and I am once again a designer! This time featuring stamp sets from the brand new Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.
We are bringing back all the things you said you loved about the membership and adding several new features as well. 
The fun starts June 18th!

Come join us HERE.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Introducing the NEW Ink Pads

On June 1st with the NEW 2012-1013 Catalog Stampin' Up! is introducing the NEW & Improved Firm-Foam Ink Pads! As a demonstrator I have had a chance to use these new pads for the last few weeks and I am confident that you are going to love them as much as I do. There is a small learning curve when you first start stamping with them - the main point being that it takes a lighter touch to ink up your stamp. No more thumping. Just tap, tap and you are ready to stamp a clean and clear image. Take a look at this video to see the difference for yourself...
Here is one of the cards I made using the New Ink Pads and New In-Colors
The new colors are Gumball Green, Raspberry Ripple, Midnight Muse and Primrose Petals. They really make the hot air balloons from the Up, Up & Away stamp set pop! The new Memorable Moments stamp set contains all the numbers and contractions you need plus Happy, Birthday, Anniversary and the frame which coordinates with the Labels Collection Framelits Dies.

New stamp sets, ink pads and accessories are available for purchase through me or online beginning at noon (MT) on Friday, June 1st.

That means there is just one more week left to get retiring items before they disappear! Shop here

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

More Going, Going, Gone

I had a table at a Church Plant & Craft Sale last Saturday. I displayed and sold some of the samples I have made during the last year in addition to some garden and plant stakes made just for this event. I had fun showing off the Big Shot and many of the materials it can be used to cut and emboss like paper (of course) but also blue jeans flowers on headbands and the aluminum and vinyl for the stakes.
Unfortunately, the Flower, Daisies #2 Die is sold out but, at last look, the Ovals Die and the Chalkboard Vinyl are still available - but only through May 31st! Click HERE to view the lists and start shopping. Place an order by the end of the month and your name will be entered into my drawing for a free stamp set! Fine print: Name will be drawn on June 1st. Winner will choose a new or used stamp set from my retired sets.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Card Keeper Box

This is the Card Keeper Box that Erica and friends will be making on Saturday afternoon. We get together about every 8 weeks to make several cards and a 3d item so it's time for something to put their cards in. I know they send some out (right ladies) but I also know that they hate to part with many of them. I was able to pick up a baker's dozen of these boxes when they appeared in the Clearance Rack.
You really should check in there often as these boxes and many items disappear very quickly off the rack. You could decorate another type of storage box this same way...

You may recognize this since I used the pattern from this box that I made at Convention last July. This time around I used the fabulous Twitterpated DSP that did make it into the 2012-2013 Catalog as well as the Lace Ribbon Border Punch that unfortunately did not. At the time of this writing it is still available on the retired items list here but it will definitely be gone after May 31st. Do you know what color the center flower is? That is the new 2012-2014 In Color Summer Starfruit! I have also used Cherry Cobbler, Indigo Island and Lucky Limeade cardstock with a Indigo Island brad in the center.

When do you want to get together and stamp? Give me a call so we can set a date!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

A Brand New Starter Kit!

We have a brand new totally customizable starter kit just for YOU!!
 Ever thought about joining Stampin' Up!? But you want to make your own selection of product, YOUR WAY! you can! That's right, starting today, May 1st, Stampin' Up! has an ALL NEW STARTER KIT just for YOU, for only $99!
When you join Stampin' Up!, the choice is yours to put together a kit with any of our current high-quality products--you can choose up to $125 worth of any Stampin' Up! products! That's right--you can choose any current stamp set, paper, ribbon, ink, punches, even the Big Shot and accessories! You will also receive a business supplies pack (valued at $65) to create a kit with a total value of $190 that still ships for FREE!  Awesome!!
When you join My team you also become an Inking Everything team member and have access to a private blog with information and projects just for us. You enjoy access to all of Becky's project tutorials free of charge and have the opportunity to participate in the new Inking Everything With Becky membership site.

Stampin' Up! allows you to join as a demonstrator to build a business or simply purchase your own supplies at a discount of 20-40%. Share what you do with a few of your stamping and scrapbooking friends and family and it is very easy to make the $300 quarterly minimum sales to stay active as long as you desire. Join now and have until September 30th to meet your first full quarter minimum. Don't forget demonstrators are the first to get their hands on new products and catalogs! Just this morning I saw a fabulous sneak peek of the New Annual Catalog and will have that gem in my hands next week. With the New Annual Catalog active on June 1st and a Holiday Mini Catalog active on September 1st this is an excellent time to get started!  
Click HERE to join now or give me a call and I will answer your questions.

Congratulations to Connie C. who placed an order last night which helped me meet my April goal. She has chosen the Packed for Baby stamp has her thank you gift from me. Thank you to everyone who placed an order in April - it was a fabulous month!