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Sunday, May 31, 2009
Tip Junkie is one of my favorite sites, I love getting their emails every day full of fantastic information. Well, for their Birthday this month, they are having some spectacular birthday give aways and you can be a part of it, check out some of the stuff, there are 50 PRIZES!!
The Going Dot Com Birthday Bash will be hosted like a giveaway carnival with 10 prizes given out each day. Here are the amazing Mom-preneurs who are participating:
Monday, June 15th:
1. Eclisse Creazioni's
2. Baby Dipper
3. Bibs & Cribs
4. Bead Blossom Design
5. Heritage Makers
6. Charming Gifts
7. Angi Stampin' Up: that'e me ;)
8. Prarie Mama
9. La Bella Jewels
10. Mazer Designs
11. The Celebration Shoppe
Tuesday, June 16th:
1. Baby Chacha
2. Little Darlin Designs
3. Chubby Baby
4. Cherry Blossoms Baby
5. Angel Face Designs
6. The Vintage Pearl
7. Elegant Celebrations
9. Every Little Detail
Wednesday, June 17th:
1. Chic Covers
2. L Herbert Designs
3. Chelsea Vantol
5. Imagine Childhood
6. Me Oh My Paper Boutique
7. Staker Sensations
8. Buzz About Baby
9. Venezie Bags
Thursday, June 18th:
1. Nikki Michele
2. Whitney Caroline Designs
3. Sweet Baby Cake
4. Inspired by Jenna
6. Mine Own Book
7. Fifi Flowers
8. Daisy Craft
9. Doodle Design Shop
10. Sugar Sweet Baby
11. Sweet Funky Vintage
Friday, June 19th:
1. Scrappy Design
2. Polka Dot Paisleys
3. Inspire Your Walls
4. AJ's Bowtique
5. Simply Shell
6. Sweet Mady's
7. Studio JK
8. Shabby Straps
9. Dream Custom Artwork
10. The Baby's Bundle
New Stampin' Up LNS group - StampinUpLNStampers http://groups. yahoo.com/ group/StampinUpL NStampers/
This group will have the design team and challenges
This group will have the inspirational stories and chit chat
This group will focus on helping members become better stampers
and building relationships
This group will help nurture members who wish to become demonstrators someday
A demo must prove active status to join that group.
The Demo only group will focus on helping members become better business owners
And here is what Sue says about her new organizer:You can custom fit the 'Punches and More' to your needs. This NEW organizer will hold every size punch (small, medium and large). This organizer has a tray at the top for additional storage, a lazy susan base, and spins for easy use. The Punches and More Organizer will hold up to:
**30 Large Punches (or) 30 Medium Punches (or) a combination of both
**24 Large or Medium Punches with 22 Small Punches
**Additional storage on top tray for hand punches, other manufacturer's punches, and more!
Notice how she has all of her Creative Memories punches stacked on end to give her even more storage space on top! And look at the little bucket on top containing all of her small hand-held punches. Tons of room! The dimensions of this unit are: 18" high, 14" wide, and 12 1/2" deep, and it is stackable as are her other units!
Now for the BIG news!
Sue is very generously giving this unit away to ONE of my AMAZING subscribers!!!!! Yes, that means YOU could receive this awesome unit! What do you need to do to possibly win this unit? You must create a card, tag, layout, or altered item using PUNCHES (not die cuts)!! It must be a NEW creation, and you must post it to an online gallery or blog with a link to this contest. Your gallery post or blog post MUST contain a list of the punch or punches you used. You then need to come back to this post and leave a link to your creation by Thursday, June 4th, at 11:59 p.m. Central Time! One lucky winner will be announced next Friday!!
Sue is also offering a 10% off SALE this weekend ONLY (Fri., Sat., Sun.), not including shipping, for my subscribers! First, go to her site, Stampin Things, and look at ALL of her amazing units! Find what you would like, then click on the Place An Order tab on the left. You can either e-mail Sue your order or call her (651...). In your e-mail or on your phone call, you MUST tell her you saw the sale on my site and give her this coupon code: PATTERSITE
I found this information over at Obsessed with scrapbooking!
Have you got a Sam's Club membership? Did you know that they sell a VAST number of scrapbooking products online for home delivery? If you don't have a membership, Sams Club is currently running a special offer to join for $15 just for the summer.
Anyway, looking through the over 40 pages of items, I was excited to see great pricing!
Check this out:
Copic Ciao Markers - set of 36 for $106.68 (including shipping) with three different color set options. That's a wee bit less than $3.00 per marker.
Sketch Copic Markers - set of 36 basic colors are $156.88 (including shipping) working out to be a bit over $4 per marker.
Click HERE to see the copic marker selection at Sams!
They also have nestabilities, the ATG gun and refills (Scotch brand Gold) and all kinds of other goodies!
Click HERE to see all their offerings!
Also, I have big news coming up early this week with regards to new so stay tuned!
Saturday, May 30, 2009
You can use these fantastic window sheets to brings a whole new look to your creations. Create windows, boxes, card fronts, accents and more!
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.
Wanna see what craft critique said about the Big Kick? Check it out here
Stampin' Up!'s list of retiring stamp sets will be released on June 1st. Which sets are going to be on the list? It's anyone's guess at this point - so, submit your guesses!!! What stamps do you think are going to retire, which ones do you wanna grab before they go???
This group will be "A place to share our Love for using Stampin Up products. All stampers and scrapbookers welcome. We have a Design Team with weekly challenges, A team, A Stampin Up exclusive Swap team, a Blog Tour team, and many caring members who create for Cards for the Troops and Cards for the Kids staying at the Ronald McDonald House.
We believe in living the Statement of the Heart. We also follow The Golden rule (treating others like we wish to be treated) and we even share our inspirational and faith filled experiences on this group."
Please introduce yourself to the group once you join even if you think everyone already knows you here.
Please start and fill a photo album with your stampin up card samples and .
Art By: ________ and be sure to add a photo of yourself!
Friday, May 29, 2009
| Basic Supplies |
| Specific Supplies Used: |
Summer Trees (The Kim Hughes Collection) by Cornish Heritage Farms
Perfect Plaid Scrapblock® by Cornish Heritage Farms
Red Pepper Adirondack dye inks by Ranger - for card
Graphite Black Brilliance Black ink by Tsukineko
Jet Black StazOn ink by Tsukineko
Simply Smooth white cardstock by Cornish Heritage Farms
Red and Green cardstocks by C'oredinations
White plastic plates and glasses (Dollar Store)
Sandpaper and block (from Tim Holtz line)
Shrink Film by Graphix
Paper Piercing Tool by Making Memories (to hold shrink film)
Crop-o-dile hole punch by We R Memory Keepers
Oval Scallop punch by Marvy
Jump Rings (Craft store- jewelry aisle)
| Step One |
Punch your desired shape from the Shrink film and lightly sand on one side. I like to punch out the shape first, because the ink has a long dry time and I don't want to smudge the ink.
| Step Two |
Stamp images on the sanded side of the Shrink film with Brilliance ink. This is a good choice if using Copic markers.
The sanding makes the surface more receptive to ink and less likely to "slide" during stamping.
| Step Three |
Using the Crop-o-dile, punch a hole in the top. Once the shrink film is heated, it's virtually impossible to add a hole for your findings.
Set aside to thoroughly dry. You can use your heat tool to aid in the drying step, but it needs to be done at a GREAT distance to avoid the shrinking from starting prematurely.
| Step Four |
Color your image. Colored Sharpie markers are a great alternative.
The ink should be completely dry before coloring in the images. And even though the Brilliance ink is a good choice for the shrink film / copic marker combination, you can and will rub off the lines if you aren't careful.
| Step Five |
You have two options:
1- Follow the manufacturer's directions and heat shrink the film in the oven according to the packaging instructions.
2- Using a heat safe surface and a great deal of care, you can use your heat tool to shrink the film. I recommend using a paper piercing tool to hold the film through the hole in the top and to have an acrylic block nearby to help flatten the image. Gently heat and watch as the film curls. When it unfolds, the film is at it's reduced size.
| Step Six |
Using Stazon ink, stamp around the edges of the plates.
NOTE: If you make an error, use a bit of Stazon cleaner on a cotton ball to clean and try again.
| Step Seven |
Align a few images on one block to create a center image for the plate. Stamp with Stazon ink.
| Finished Project |
Add an inexpensive basket, a blanket and cutlery from the Dollar Store to round out a quick and inexpensive picnic set.
Consider grouping together and giving as a gift.
| Detail |
| Detail |
Tie the charms onto your glasses with a bit of ribbon or twisted wire.
| Detail |
And if the set is for you... add a fun invite to entice a friend to join you for a fun afternoon at the park.
Please be careful when heating shrink film in a manner other than prescribed on the manufacturer's instructions. Remember safety first!!!
Want to make sure you get your own set of this fabulous stamp set? Hurry, the last chance list comes out in two days. I still don't know what's on the list, but those that are will surely go fast! So, reserve yours today!!
Thursday, May 28, 2009
I will be having a special for the month - for every order - get a gift certificate for 15% of your order (of retiring products). That gift certificate can be "spent" in July on things in the new catalog. Fun, fun!! For example, place a $50 order of retiring product, you will get a gift certificate for $7.50. Spend $200 on retiring products, get a $30 gift certificate.
The special goes for the whole month of June on ALL orders, but remember, the supplies of retired items is limited. Order soon for best selection!
Orders can be placed directly with me, online, or at a party. Whatever works!
Orders can include retiring and non-retiring products - only the retiring product totals will be figured in for the gift certificate amount. Gift certificate amounts will be subtracted from order total (just like cash) when they are used. Gift certificates must be used in July, during the new catalog premier!
To get your retired list, mailed directly to you as soon as I get, leave a comment on this post!
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
The Summer FunBonus Promotion has two parts:
- Hostesses who hold a $250-$399.99 workshop will receive an additional $20 in hostess free merchandise dollars.
- Hostesses who hold a $400 or more workshop will receive an additional $40 in hostess free merchandise dollars.
Email me today to book your June workshop!
It looks like, in a pinch, these fantastic glue dots will hold almost as well as the Stampin' Up! Glue dots. Have you tried to make your own glue? What do you think?
Monika from Stamping together at Monika's place came up with a new idea over the weekend
She took the new Matchbox Die and used that to create a graduation cap
Slide a check or some cash inside the drawer part. Add a tag. This was super quick.
Use a piece of the cardboard backer from a package of Designer Series Paper – it is 12″ x 12″. Create a template by measuring 5-1/2″ from each side and drawing a line to the center. Once you have all four sides marked you end up with a small square in the middle – cut this out and throw it away. Now on your card stock lay down your template and trace out the small square – this will help you cut your card stock. Line up each side a 5-1/2″ and cut down to the square. Turn and repeat for all four sides – you end up with four pieces that are 5-1/2″ x 6-1/2″. Use two of these pieces on your Matchbox die to cut the base of the box and the cover plus the three tags. Here is a picture of the template:
The Matchbox Die is longer than 12″ so if you just cut a 6″ x 12″ piece to cover the whole thing – it won’t fit!
Isn't it adorable! I love al the versatility of sizzix dies, you can really do a lot with them once you add a little imagination! Don't have the new matchbox die from sizzix or Stampin Up yet? You can grab it right here! Hurry, the mini occassions catalog ends on June 30!
Monday, May 25, 2009
Learn how to paint your textured Love Notes like a pro in my next class to go kit.
In this kit, you will get a blender pen, an aqua pen, six cards and envelopes and full-colored instructions to start water coloring like a pro!
You will learn six different water color techniques using, water color crayons; markers; pastels, water color pencils, a blender pen and an aqua pen.
Your class fee includes the blender pen and aqua pen. If you need to stock up on markers, reinkers, pastels, water color pencils or water color crayons, you can order them with this class for 10% off. (must be ordered at the same time as the class)
To purchase large quantities or whole color family sets, please email me for discount price.
Hopper: SuzAnn said...
Hope you have to make A LOT of cards :-)
May 24, 2009 8:32 PM
I have to check with CFH to see who the winning blogger is, I will get back to you with that one.
SuzAnn, please contact me so that I can order and send the stamps to you.
I have to make 90 cards this week to send to CFH, so I better go get busy!!!! Thanks for all of your support and comments this weekend!prize winner
I made these cards for the Cards for Heroes Blog hop in celebration of Memorial Day.
Their Mission: To support our nation’s armed forces by sending blank greeting cards to write home on, as well as cards of gratitude to encourage them.
The first card, I made with CHF's new set "We Remember" I just got it, I love it, isn't it fabulous?
The next two cards are made with SU's "Free and the Brave" set, another perfect set to use for military promotions, retirements, deployments, etc!
I am really excited to be a part of this great cause! What a fantastic way to spend Memorial Day Weekend, then honoring those who serve as well as creating cards for those who lose sleep waiting for their personal heroes to come home, both equally heroes in my book!
In Honor of Memorial Day, I am giving one lucky blogger this fantastic Stampin Up Set,
Also, in honor of all my fellow service members, if you want to place an order for this set, for this weekend only, you can get a 15% discount, that's only $18.65 +S/H
*** I am working on my second go-around through the tour (I started a little to early this morning and missed so many great blogs!) I decided to make one card to donate to CFH this weekend, for every comment you guys leave me!!!
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