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Thursday, April 30, 2009
1) Buy three packs of Designer Series paper—including Specialty Designer Series
paper—or 12" x 12" textured card stock and get one FREE!*
2) Become a demonstrator for only $75 with the limited-time, scrapbooking Starter Kit!
Click Here to sign up now Use password angia
3) Buy the new Jumble Alphabet stamp set—a sneak peek from the upcoming 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog—at 20% off!
With so many great offers to choose from, your scrapbooking possibilities are endless!
Set of 52 (double-mounted) • item 115199 • Sale $35.16 | Reg. $43.95
*Mix and match your packs of paper
Monday, April 27, 2009
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Who so loves, believes the impossible - Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Father Knows Best
A father is a man you look up to no matter how tall you grow
May all your weeds be wildflowers
To love someone deeply, gives you strength. Being loved by someone deeply gives you courage - Lao Tzu
The Fireworks begin today. Each diploma is a lighted match, each one of you is a fuse - Ed Koch
Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination - Roy Goodman
My friend Jacquie has lost her mojo and wants to give away lots of neat stuff to try and get it back.. This is one of several pictures full of stuff she is giving away on May 2nd. Check it out Here and be sure to mention that Angi sent you and then come back here and leave a comment to tell me about it and you will get an entry into both her RAK and another entry in my blog candy, how sweet is that?
A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person - Mignon McLaughlin
THe one I laugh with, live for, dream with, love
THe heart of a mother is a deep abyss, at the bottom of which you know you'll always find happines - Honore de Balzac
The great thing in the world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr
The talent of success is nothing more than doing what you can do well and doing well whatever you do - henry wadsworth longfellow
A mother is someone you never outgrow
The first and greatest commandment is, dont let them scare you - Elmer Davis
Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude - Ralph Marston
The future depends on what we do in the present - Mahatma Gandhi
It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes fathers and sons - Johann Schiller
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Only 8 more days left to enter a chance for this blog candy..... to sweeten the deal just a little bit, I want you to bring a friend back next time, for every friend who mentions your name and signs up for my newsletter.... (have the link with your address so I can reach you) I will add you in three more entries for this fantastic SU Product..... Good Luck!!!
This just in!!!!! Add a post on your blog telling all your friends about my blog candy and you will get another entry! There are lots of ways to get this great candy!
1. Leave a comment on my blog candy post (one per day)
2. Sign up for my newsletter
3. Sign up to follow my blog
4. Tell a friend and have them mention your name
5. Post an addy on your own blog, with a link here and come back here to tell show it to me
6. Visit my friend Jacquie's RAK give away and leave a comment, then come back here to tell me you did so
7. Host a workship in a bag
8. Sign up for a class-to -go kit
Lots of ways to win this great-fat-free blog candy!
Saturday, April 18, 2009
The Big Shot is a bit larger machine, and takes up a footprint of 14" X 9-1/2" (including the handle). It weighs 8 lbs and can be used on any kind of surface, from a table top, to a tablecloth, or even carpet. The suggested retail price is $99.00 directly from Sizzix, and for the same price, Stampin' Up! now carries the Big Shot as well.
If you are using a traditional Sizzix "Bigz" die, which is about 1/2" thick, you only need the two clear cutting mats that come with the machine to make your die-cutting "sandwich". These will also cut through cardstock, felt, fabric, foam, magnet, leather, craft aluminum, and many other materials.
Additionally, Sizzix got smart and made the "Multi-Purpose Platform" ($19.99) to use with your dies.
I did not realize how much I was missing this until I purchased my machine from Stampin' Up!. Basically, it takes the place of the multiple plates required for cutting the wafer thin dies (like the Sizzlits) or dies from other manufacturers (like Spellbinders "Nestabilities"). In essence, the Multi-Purpose Platform is made up of plastic pages which you can flip over to use, or to move out of the way, depending on what die you are using or whether you want to emboss. AND, the reason I love it: the instructions are written right on each plate for which ones to use for different dies and different applications. You only have to keep track of the machine, the basic cutting plates, and the Multi-Purpose Platform. You don't need to keep track of other plates or rubber mats and paper manuals. Like I said, I did not realize how great a feature this was until I got my Big Shot and started using it.
The machine is heavy enough that it is very stable while you are cutting. It has a handle that turns easily to pass the die-cut platform through. There is a handle built into the top which makes it very easy to carry.
There is also a "doctor's bag" made to carry the machine and some dies if you are going to a crop. (SU also sells this carrying case.)
And, Stampin' Up! has commissioned some exclusive dies that match some of their stamp set designs. This is a nice touch, to be able to use die cuts and stamped images that coordinate.
My complaint about the Big Shot?
It is truly hard for me to come up with one, but I would say that it takes up a relatively larger footprint on your table or shelves for storage.
To read the entire craft critique article Click Here
Save up to $30.00 NOW
Want to buy your Big Shot Now??? Order your Big Shot from me, before May 15, 2009 and save up to $30.00!
Order your Big Shot (includes standard cutting pad and multipurpose platform) Now for only $89.95 + S/H
Order your Big Shot Starter Kit (A $205.65 retail value) for only $175.95
- Big Shot
- Standard Cutting Pad
- Multi-purpose cutting form
- 2 Stampin Up Exclusive Bigz Dies (Scallop Envelope and Top Note (My Fav!)
- 1 Stampin Up Exclusive Decorative Strip (Billboard)
- 1 Stampin Up Exclusive 4 pack of sizzlits (Birds and Blooms)
- Decorative Strip Cutting Pads
- Extended Spacer Platform
Order your Big Shot Starter Kit with Doctor's bag for only $229.95 (Retail cost of bag $69.95)
The Big Shot works with ALL competitive dies, and the steel rule dies can cut through an impressive list of 50 different materials, including fabric, foil, and chipboard.
See a video about the Big ShotHERE
Hurry, this offer ends May 15th!
Wanna win some Blog Candy from SU's retired Sale-a-Bration catalog? How aboout 16 sheets of double-sided delicate dots designer series paper, 2 spools of coordinating ribbon (20 yards total), a brand new set of (4) Stamps (Polka Dot Punches set)and some cute little coordinating embellies?????
All you have to do is enter a comment here, on my blog for an entry before the end of the month. But wait, You can get an additional entry for every comment you enter (one per day please) between now and May 1st. There's more! If you sign up for my newsletter, sign up, or enter your name to follow my blog you can get another entry! If you do both, of course, you get 2 entries!
Finally, if you sign up for one of my classes, either in person or the kit to go option, you can get an additional entry. Look for more great class postings soon!
Hurry, this blog candy will be given away on May 1st! Good Luck!
Friday, April 17, 2009
Waterbased Inks (Most Common). They should be acid free (if you are scrapbooking) and they are great for general stamping. I have found that you get what you pay for with these. There are some really inexpensive options out there at craft stores and other retailers, but, I find if you pay for the better quality ink, it will provide a better image and last longer. (I have heard of SU demos that have used the same ink pads for upwards of 4 years with out re-inking) I simply dont believe a cheap ink pad will last long (they tend to dry up fast)or give you teh same quality as the ink that specifically created for creative stamping (like the inks offered by Stampin' Up!)
Dye Based Archival Ink....this is waterproof, non smearing ink. It is great for scrapbooking.
Pigment inks are water based and formulated to stamp on absorbent papers. Ideal for embossing on coated or nonabsorbent papers because they are slow drying which also gives them a long shelf life.
Craft Ink....generally a thicker ink, may have to be heat set to get it to dry quickly. These inks provide a very rich color.
Distress Inks...these are the ones that have Tim's Holtz's name on them. They are alcohol based and are GREAT for doing techniques and inking edges. They don't stamp well because they dry much too quickly. I find other alchol inks are great for coloring book style images, they provide great color and dry fast, so you avoid smudging. (I use copic markers, but I guess I shouldnt say that ;)
Staz On....is great for porous or glossy surfaces. Comes in a huge range of colours. It is awesome on acrylic albums, transparencies, glass, glossy paper and so on. I actually enjoy stamping my coloring book images with this ink because it does dry quickly and doesnt smear as much as the water or craft inks.
Versamark....is a watermark ink. This can be used for embossing, chalk popping, stamping if you just want a very subtle tone on tone look. I love to use the versamark ink to use my stamps to create custom scrapbook paper in any image, easily matched to the color I am working with because the ink takes on the color of its paper.
Fluid Chalk Inks share the resilience of pigment ink but stamp & blend like dye ink, drying quickly on absorbent surfaces. Permanent when heat set, they resist smearing, bleeding & fading even when air dried. They give a very flat, muted finished surface - These inks are becoming increasingly popular, personally, I have not used them very much.
With so many ink options out there, it can be hard to find just the type you need, especially if your crafting is not limited to one style.
I recommend you start with a basic black in each style and some markers. This way you can check out the qualities of each type of ink, in black, before you buy one of each color. Markers are an inexpensive option to color all of your images, you can color direct to the stamp or you can stamp in black and color your images to suit your tastes.
For more information, or personal instructional workshops on stamping or scrapbooking, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or
visit my business site to book a workshop
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
*Want to learn more stamping techniques to “WOW” your friends?
*Don’t want to host your own workshop?
*Want to gradually build up your Stampin’ Up! supplies without spending too much?
*Want to escape for a girls’ night out once a month and make some really special friends?
*Come along to a FREE MONTHLY CLASS and simply commit to spending $15 each month for a 12 month period (along with 5-11 other members)
*Each month one club member will take a turn to choose & keep the hostess benefits for that month’s sales.
*If you are interested in joining my Scrap and Stamp club then please contact me at 302-670-7980 or email me at email@example.com
YOU MAY EVEN LIKE TO GET YOUR OWN GROUP OF 6-12 FRIENDS TOGETHER … AND USE THIS TIME AS AN EXCUSE TO GET TOGETHER ONCE A MONTH TO HAVE A GIRLS NIGHT OUT…
HERE’S HOW IT WORKS …
*This club will have 6-12 members
*I will be running a FREE technique class (1 - 1 1/2 hrs) for JUST club members once a month
*Each month we will learn a new stamping technique & will create 1 - 2 cards using this technique (depending on difficulty) or a scrapbook page (your choice of cards or scrapbook page)
*There is NO COST to attend the class … BUT each member must commit to buying $15 worth of Stampin’ Up! product each month. (not including shipping)
HERE’S THE BEST BIT …
*Each club member will take a turn to host the the class at her home on any date and time that meets her needs. She will also get the host benefits for that month- once each during the 12 months that the club is running. That means you will *Receive a FREE level 1 hostess stamp set & at least $15 of FREE product!
*The first hostess will be the first hostess to join up! the order of subsequent hostesses will be drawn at random.
*If you choose to spend $100+ (product) on a single order - you will also get to choose ONE FREE classic stamp pad to add to your order
*Take advantage of Club Specials each month
*Build up your Stampin’ Up! products gradually without great expense!
WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE PART OF THE CLUB? …
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or Phone: 302-670-7980 if would like to book a spot in the next class or if you want to start a club of your own friends.
Hope to see you at Stamp Club soon!
Monday, April 13, 2009
What can you choose from?
Item Description Retail Price
116209 Note of Thanks Mini Note Kit $11.95
Birthdays Count Mini Note Kit $11.95
114494 Forever single stamp $6.95
114492 Beautiful Baby single stamp $9.50
114486 Birthday Wish single stamp $8.25
114490 Glad Friends single stamp $6.95
114498 Flowers in Silhouette single stamp $9.50
114496 Celebrations single stamp $9.50
114484 Elegant Thank You single stamp $8.25
114504 Merci bien single stamp $8.25
114488 Fun Flowers single stamp $6.95
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Email tutorial now available. Are you a Stampin Up Demo, or any crafter looking for some new creative mojo? I have the email class just for you.... You can order this great tutorial to create in your own home, or to use in your May classes.
I will show you how to create this beautiful exploding box, also known as scrapbook in a box. All that will be left for you to do after class, is add your own pictures and your mom or grandmom or even mother-in-law will be thrilled to recieve this beautiful gift personalized just for her, by none other than you! We will also complete these two beautiful cards at the camp for you to present to mom on mother's day.
For the low cost of $25.00, I will provide all of your supplies to complete all three projects (the scrapbook-in-a-box and two cards) Additionally, if you purchase $50.00 of stampin' up! Merchandise, you can put your entire registration fee towards your merchandise. In other words, if you buy $50.00 in product, your class and all three projects are free!
In addition to taking home 3 complete projects, you will also get full instructions to take home, enabling you to make all three projects again, at any time! This is an outstanding value!
Also, don't forget that if you purchase $50.00 in merchandise, you will get the entire package of complete projects (including supplies) and instructions for free!
Hurry, if you register before April 15th, you pay only $20.00! That's right, for $20.00 you get all 3 projects, all supplies you need to complete the projects, and if you purchase $50.00 in merchandise from stampin' up!, you get the entire class, instructions and all the supplies for FREE.
New, tutorial option now available! Have the email tutorial sent directly to your email address so you can create these beautiful gifts for mom, from the comfort of your own home. I will email complete instructions to make the exploding box and three beautiful cards for mom, complete supply lists and instructions with photos. These tutorials will be ready next week, order yours now and be the first to receive instructions for these beautiful mothers day gifts. Order yours now!
Don't miss out on this beautiful project and three beautiful cards.
In addition to this great value, you get to meet new people who share a love of papercrafts, there will be door prizes, discounted merchandise, and a host of other goodies. Hurry, the discounted class ends April 15th!
Monday, April 6, 2009
Currently, they are offering some great discounts on 250 pc packs of paper and a discount on their entire Fiskars inventory! From April 14-28, thier entire selection of Fiskars products will be on sale. They're temporarily reducing already low prices on hundreds of Fiskars scissors, paper trimmers, stencils, paper punches, rotary cutters and more. Fiskars is one of our top selling brands and when it's on sale, it goes fast, so dont miss out on these deals!
check it out their specials ">here
Sunday, April 5, 2009
When I first started scrapbooking, I had to have every single patterned paper and sticker I set my eyes on. I had to have all the latest designs and everything cute. I had to have every font sticker, in every color and sometimes I had to buy extra just to make certain I didnt run out. Over the past six years, my scrapbooking has matured, my tastes have run the gammot and I have finally arrived at a scrapbooking style that incorporates the use of rubber stamps. I have discovered that using rubber stamps on your scrapbook pages can be both fulfilling and economic.
Stamps can easily be incorporated into a title, to add to your title, or even use letter stamps to stamp your title, with perfect placement. Stamps are so versatile because they can be tailored to any layout or color. No need to buy your favorite stickers a hundred times, in every color imagagineable, buy stamps in the font you like and use them over and over and over, making them any color or combination of colors to suit your needs. Gone are the days of running out of the letters you need, with stamped letters, you always have the letter you need. Stamps are such an economical solution for scrapbookers. A set of quality letter stamps can last a lifetime and a pad of ink or set of markers to customize your letters will last virtually forever. With Stampin' Up's in color options, your color options can be virtually endless!
Stamping with rollers can make great backgrounds. For example, My ABC's and Dotted lines rollers (From Stampin' Up! )are fabulous options to create customized journaling blocks on your layouts. Again, you can make any color journaling space, you can make it as long or as short as you want.
With virtually any image, and some versa-mark ink, you can create gorgeous patterned paper with a water mark. Better yet, if you choose an ink color to coordinate with your cardstock, you can make beautiful custom paper. Turn the image, flip it, stamp only a part of it, use a darker color, a lighter color, you can customize your paper to suit your needs. Again, if you own the stamp and the ink, you can never run out of the custom design.... Just make some more.
Another wonderful use for stamps is to create your very own stickers. Stickers are all the rage in scrapbooking, why pay more than $1.00 for a pack of flower stickers when you can buy a stamp one time and have flowers for a life time. Buy a beautiful set of stamps and you can create tons of images, in any color you need. Stamp your image in your desired color, cut it out and run it through your xyron.... wala! Your very own, custom made stickers. Not only is your scrapbook page an original, but, it's thrifty too!
Roller stamps can also make great borders. Again, you can make custom border in any color. Use a regular stamp and repeat the image over and over across your cardstock to create a unique custom border.
Rubber stamps can be an expectedly welcome edition to your scrapbook stash. Once you learn different techniques and add them to your scrapbooking tool box, you to can find the benefits of rubberstamping in your scrapbooks. For more information on rubber stamping, please visit my website at http://angi.stampinup.net
How do you incorporate rubber stamping into your scrapbook pages? I have some great Stampin' Up! Blog candy for the most creative answers!
by Karen Siegel Fitting
When I tell people about what I do, I often hear things like; "I am not creative at all", "I just don't have the time" , "I would love to be able to scrapbook". If you have the desire to scrapbook, you can make to happen. Read on... three common scrapbooking myths are about to be BUSTED!
Scrapbooking Myth #1: There's no time to scrapbook. Scrapping doesn't require more time than you are willing to give to yourself for other activities (like exercise or the spa), it just requires scheduling. Most retail stores post their scrapbooking times 2 to 3 months in advance.
Independent consultants offer workshops as well and will likely have their schedules prepared 4 to 6 months in advance. My friend, Jackie, only scrapbooks twice a year - at weekend retreat events an independent consultant runs. Jackie knows 6 months in advance when the next retreat will happen and works her family calendar around it. She is able to remain up to date with her photo projects by simply making the most of these two opportunities. In my experience, busy people get things done - because of planning.
Scrapbooking Myth #2: You have to be creative to make a scrapbook style photo album. Putting photos into safe albums is mostly about preserving the memories & stories that the photos represent. Some of my favorite album pages are 'naked'. They lack any stickers or embellishments whatsoever. I love pages like this because they celebrate the memories. Digital scrapbooking and pre-designed layouts make things easier. Just add pictures and your words and you have a beautiful page!
Scrapbooking Myth #3: Scrapbooks are for families with kids. As long as you are taking pictures, kids or no kids, there's plenty to work on! Look at your pictures, aren't they worthy of celebration? It's time to show off your exciting life! Celebrate your everyday, your family and friends. Your story is worth telling and sharing, putting these stories and memories into a safe album is a great way to do this! Now that you know how to bust these myths, it is time to get started. Find a few pictures, find some friends or some help from a store or consultant and celebrate your memories.
To request your free digital scrapbooking software, go to http://karenfitting.wordpress.com/ Karen Siegel Fitting has been helping her clients keep up-to-date with their photos for over 5 years. Since January, 2009 her clients have completed over 10 albums, hundreds of pages, and have maintained sanity in the effort of keeping their photos managed
Thursday, April 2, 2009
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I got this idea from the Demo to Demo site (see link at the right), I purchased one of her pre-made workshop kits and adapted it to my favorite set.
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I must have made about 10 sets of these, trying to get ready for workshop and make sure I had the measurements right with the new set and the supplies I had on hand.
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I have my first open house tomorrow, I am so excited and a craft fair on saturday. I will be thrilled to book some workshops, wish me luck!