Thursday, July 5, 2012

Last Call!

Hello there fellow crafters! 
I am so luck this week!  I was able to clean up my fancy dancy stamping space and rearrange a bit (love having more surface space to make a mess:-) as well as get my project ready for our Christmas In July meeting with the Clearly Creative gals.  They are coming to my house tomorrow for a bit of food, fun and friends...I can't wait!

Just wanted to send you all a last minute reminder about earning a FREE Christmas Club Class or Kit with any $40 order from my website.  If you haven't had a chance to drool over the new catalog, take a few minutes tonight.  The new In Colors are beautiful, so many new stamp sets to choose from and the paper...oh my...

Stampin' Up! has really outdone themselves this year with the Designer Series Paper.  There are so many options for any style.  They have added some amazing accessories to go along with the paper as well. 

As a SU Demonstrator I have already received the new Seasonal Catalog coming out August 1st.  There are so many holiday options, I can't decide what do do for my class projects! 

Click  here to shop from my website.  I look forward to hearing from you all!

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Christmas Club Special!

Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way!  The holidays are on the way and I want you to be relaxed and ready!  And, I'm here to help!  How, you ask?  Well let me fill you in on the details...

Any order of $40 or more placed on my Stampin' Up! Website between today and July 5, 2012 will receive a FREE Christmas Club C lass!  Now I'm sure you are saying, "What if I don't live near Amy?"...You will receive a ready to go kit mailed right to your door!  Each class/kit consists of 16 cards with 4 different designs, valued at $20. 

What a fantastic time to start your holiday shopping!  What is your favorite homemade gift to give?  Leave a message below to share your creative thoughts!

Remember, the new catalog has arrived and the Summer Mini will be here in August!  Lots of fantastic goodies!

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Monday, May 7, 2012

$99...Can you believe it?

MY WAY!  Stampin' Up! has recently released this year's theme and it couldn't be more amazing!  To kick off the "new", SU has improved their Demonstrator Promotion.  For just $99, you can put together a New Demonstrator package that works just for you!  Add more scrapbooking goodies if that is what you are into, more holiday stamps and accessories if that's what you are concentrating on, put together a great package to share SU with your friends...really the possibilities are endless.  With this change, it is easier than ever to be a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator "Your Way".

So what is My Way?  Well, for the longest time I was what they call a hobby demonstrator.  That means that really I kept up my demonstratorship just for the discount.  I was buying plenty of product (and you can't get better paper or stamp pads anywhere!) and loved getting the "scoop" ahead of the crowd.  Earning FREE product is pretty fantastic too!  And you can't ask for a better group of "gals" to hang out's all about being part of the stamping family for me. 

When our family life changed drastically a couple of years ago and both my husband and I were searching desperately for new jobs, I realized that I already had my dream job!  Why was I trying so hard to find that job that would make me happy when I was already doing it?  So, I started focusing on what I could do with my Stampin' Up! product to make some money.  I knew that what I thought of as the traditional way of being a demonstrator wouldn't work for me...offering workshops/in home parties.  I just don't have the time at night.  But for lots of people, that's what works.  The part of SU that I love the most is the creating.  I've been an artist as long as I can remember and being in my craft room is what makes me happy so...I've created a great business for myself by creating personalized gifts, selling at craft fairs, hosting private classes and blogging.  That's Stampin' Up! MY WAY! 

Contact me today to find out how you can become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator!  I'd love to chat and even tell you the rest of my story. 

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Sunday, May 6, 2012

Woohoo! Time to cheer!

Such a  great day...My daughter's volleyball team came home with a silver medal from Championships today!  Such a wonderful end to a really successful season:-)  The improvement and growth that the team showed throughout the season and especially today was really exciting.  As parents sitting in the stands, we couldn't have been more proud of our girls!

To say thank you to Morgan, the coach, we put together this adorable shadowbox frame.  Now, I's not from Stampin' Up! and I'm really sorry (SU still doesn't have volleyball goodies for me to buy:(  But...using a few SU techniques, we created a bit of fun. 
Sorry for the photo quality, I was in the car and realized I hadn't taken the picture.  Here are a few others of the amazing day!

How cute are these cake pops!  My friend Robin was the creative mind behind the net!  They were so delicious!

Here's the Silver Medal Team!  Congrats on a season well done!

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Friday, May 4, 2012

Pottery Barn for Pennies!

Now I don't know about you, but I certainly can't afford to decorate my house from the Pottery Barn catalog!  It is, however, one of my favorite design styles.  So cottage country comfortable.  The children's section has always been one of my favorites.  This personalized name frame was done in vibrant colors:  Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight and Pear Pizzazz.   Love the pom pom border around the outside of the frame and the large, curly O is also adhered to the top of the glass.

This is a great baby shower or birth gift.  How about changing out the name for a teacher gift?  Contact me to order your personalized frame today!

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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Thursday Thoughts: Peace Within II

Thursday has come again and we are still highlighting the Peace Within stamp set.  I will be sad to see this set go.  This weeks example looks much better in person.  There are multiple layers applied with dimensionals to give it depth.  The photo really doesn't show this well...

There is a box at my desk labeled Miscellaneous Tools...really it's like a bottomless pit of random, trendy tools I've bought over the years and just kind of forget about.  So it's time to open it up.  The whole purpose of Thursday Thoughts was maximizing materials, right?  This week I pulled out the Spritzer tool.  Really, it's so much fun!  Choose a Stampin' Write Marker, insert the brush end into the little slot and squeeze.  Sounds a bit silly but it gives a pretty cool effect, a bit like splatter paint.  I forced myself not to color in the image this time, keep it simple and the outcome looks nice.

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Saturday, April 28, 2012

Little Boy Blue...

This album was for a sweet little boy and a nautical theme was requested.  As cute as the album came out, I really love the box!  Almost makes me want to have another baby just so that I can start their album from the beginning...  Anyway...just a quick post today!

Don't forget to place your order for retiring stamps!  Check out my website for more information.

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