Saturday, March 30, 2013

Easter Treat Box

Hello Friends!

This year, I made this little Chic Easter Treat Box to fill with candy and put in my sons Easter basket with the rest of his goodies.


  • How do you plan to celebrate the Easter holiday? Are you crafting, cooking up a feast, or planning an egg hunt for family? 
  • After church, I'll be cooking up a feast and spending the day with family & friends.


    I wish you & your family a glorious Easter !



    Thursday, March 28, 2013

    How To Make A Fabric Flower


    Hello Friends!

    Big news today...Stampin' Up! has extended the Sale-A-Bration  benefits for the starter kit until March 31st! You'll receive 25% more products (of your choice) in the starter kit. That's $156 of stamps, paper, ink, tools, etc for $99 and ships for free. There's no risk, no obligation to purchase anything further. You gotta love that! To purchase the starter kit, please click here.

    I have another video for you today...that's 4 videos in 4 days...that's a record for me = )
    • Today's project show cases Flirtatous Designer Fabric. Fabric Frenzy is occurring this week and fabric is  50% off. Sale ends March 31st.
    • Our Designer Fabrics coordinate with our exclusive colors and papers and are ideal for use with the Big Shot and for creating beautiful project embellishments.  
    • Designer Fabric details:
      ■ 100% cotton
      ■ Patterns coordinate with select Designer Series Paper designs
      ■ Each assortment includes three coordinated designs in an extra-wide fat quarter size (28" x 18")
       





    Page
    Item
    Description
    Discount
    Retail Price
    Sale Price
    170
    126892
    Essentials Designer Fabric
    50%
    $      29.95
    $    14.98
    171
    126893
    Floral District Fabric
    50%
    $        9.95
    $      4.98
    171
    126894
    Comfort Café Fabric
    50%
    $        9.95
    $      4.98
    171
    125411
    Summer Smooches Fabric
    50%
    $        9.95
    $      4.98
    171
    125412
    Twitterpated Fabric
    50%
    $        9.95
    $      4.98
    171
    122337
    Timeless Portrait Fabric
    50%
    $        9.95
    $      4.98
    171
    122336
    Beau Chateau Fabric
    50%
    $        9.95
    $      4.98
    171
    124066
    Spice Cake Fabric
    50%
    $        9.95
    $      4.98
    171
    122335
    Flirtatious Fabric
    50%
    $        9.95
    $      4.98
    6*
    129308
    Tea for Two Fabric
    50%
    $        9.95
    $      4.98
    13*
    129307
    More Amore Fabric
    50%
    $        9.95
    $      4.98

    *2013 Spring Catalog









    Wednesday, March 27, 2013

    How To Make Washi Tape Video

    Good Morning Friends! 

    I made a quick video on how to make your own Washi Tape. So you may ask:
    • What is Washi Tape?
      • Washi tape originated in Japan and is typically made from natural fibers, such as bark from trees native to Japan. Washi tape is normally strong, which makes it very functional, but can also be very pretty.

    •  What do I do with it?
      • If you scrapbook, you already know about and/or  have used washi tape. It's perfect for making your albums and holding you memorabilia. Most washi tapes are semi transparent, so you can write on it with a permanent marker. The washi tape industry has exploded the last couple years. It has become an obsession for many paper crafters since it's so easy to use. It's great on cards, seal envelopes, packaging, flag banners, pinwheels, use in place of patterned paper, easier to pleat than ribbon or paper and so much more!
      • And now Epic Day This and That Designer Washi Tape has arrived at Stampin' Up!





    • Enter Stampin' Up! This and That trip giveaway for a chance to win a trip for two to sunny San Diego! 

    • Enter by April 30th. 










    Item
    Description
    Price
    131268
    Epic Day This and That Journal
    $10.95
    130814
    Epic Day This and That Designer Series Paper
    $10.95
    130133
    Remember This and That Rotary Stamp
    $5.95
    131271
    Epic Day This and That Designer Stickers
    $4.95
    131269
    Epic Day This and That Designer Washi Tape
    $4.95
    133350
    Epic Day This and That Bundle
    Includes the five This and That products listed above. Only available in a bundle until April 30.


    $32.08
    15% Off Retail Value!




    Tuesday, March 26, 2013

    Flip & Fold Card


    Hello Friends, 

    Todays card is one we learned at Stampin' Up! Regional event and I couldn't wait to share it with you. It's a flip & fold card. 






    • They are so easy and fun to make. I think I'm addicted. 


    • I thought it would be easier to show you how to make one, so I hope you enjoy todays video:




    Jump into Our Spring Fabric Frenzy! Today's the day! For one week only, all of 
    our beautiful Designer Fabric is 50 percent off!



    Page
    Item
    Description
    Discount
    Retail Price
    Sale Price
    170
    126892
    Essentials Designer Fabric
    50%
    $      29.95
    $    14.98
    171
    126893
    Floral District Fabric
    50%
    $        9.95
    $      4.98
    171
    126894
    Comfort Café Fabric
    50%
    $        9.95
    $      4.98
    171
    125411
    Summer Smooches Fabric
    50%
    $        9.95
    $      4.98
    171
    125412
    Twitterpated Fabric
    50%
    $        9.95
    $      4.98
    171
    122337
    Timeless Portrait Fabric
    50%
    $        9.95
    $      4.98
    171
    122336
    Beau Chateau Fabric
    50%
    $        9.95
    $      4.98
    171
    124066
    Spice Cake Fabric
    50%
    $        9.95
    $      4.98
    171
    122335
    Flirtatious Fabric
    50%
    $        9.95
    $      4.98
    6*
    129308
    Tea for Two Fabric
    50%
    $        9.95
    $      4.98
    13*
    129307
    More Amore Fabric
    50%
    $        9.95
    $      4.98

    Monday, March 25, 2013

    Two Tags Box & Video


    Happy Monday Friends!

    Saturday I attended Stampin' Up! Regional in St. Louis with my awesome friend Allie. We had a blast stamping, learning new techniques and chatting with fellow demonstrators. This Two Tags Box was one of our Make & Take projects and I fell in love.
    • As the snowstorm hit the Midwest, I spent the day paper crafting. Here's a photo from my front door before the snow got really deep!


    • Here's a sampling of my take on the Two Tags Box:

      
     








    Sunday, March 24, 2013

    Blog Candy Winner



    And the lucky winner is: 

     March 21, 2013 at 9:35 PM Glad to see you back! Hope you are all better!
    I love so much about Stampin' Up! I love the coordination of the products, the quality of the products and I love the ability to do what I love and to share that with others! 

    Congratulations Donna !! Please email me your address and I will get your goodies in the mail. 


    Thursday, March 21, 2013

    Back To Stamping...With Some Blog Candy

    Hello All!

    I have so missed you! I'll spare you the details but in February I became ill and stopped stamping/blogging. All is better now I have been stamping up a storm this week for my swaps for Stampin Up! Regional event this Saturday in St. Louis. woo-hoo!

    A great big "Thank You" for the sweet emails  of concern! I really appreciate it and love you all. I have tried to keep up with emails, but if I missed answering someone, please email me again.

     Now, onto the BLOG CANDY, which consists of stamps, paper, ribbon and embellishments.



     Just leave me a comment at the end of this (very long) post and share with me: What do love most about Stampin' Up products or if your a demo, what do you love most about being a Demo?

    My answer: I joined because I love their high quality products and wanted the discount, but I stayed because of all the wonderful people I have met and the friendships I have made!

    One lucky winner will be announced this Sunday, March 24th at 6:00 pm CST.

    I don't have a project to share with you today, but there has been a lot going on at Stampin' Up, so I'll try to bring you up to speed:

    Friday, March 22nd - Sale-A-Bration Ending
    • If you have been waiting to place an order,  do it quick so you don't miss out on all the goodies.
    • If you have been thinking about purchasing the Starter Kit...do it! You won't regret it and you have nothing to lose, no obligation, and  no pressure. It doesn't get an easier than this!
      • Receive 30% off your first product order of $150 or more (or keep it as "instant income" from sales).  Redeem in the first 45 days.
      • Get 20% off Stampin' Up! products or keep as "instant income."
      • Pre-order new products before the customers sales period   
      •     Earn free hostess sets and merchandise faster because of your discount.
      • Receive Stampin' Up!'s demonstrator magazine, Stampin' Success.
      • Access to  video tutorials and project ideas on the Stampin' Up! demonstrator web site.
      • Earn free stamps with Stampin' Start, Sale-A-Bration and other promotions.
      • Qualify for cash bonuses, product bonuses, incentive trips and other awards.
      • Earn additional income (called a volume rebate) based on your monthly product sales.
      • Encourage others to join your group (recruit) and receive additional compensation.
      • Enjoy 2 free months of a personalized Stampin' Up! on-line store and blog (optional $12.95/mo. after trial).
    • For more information or if your wanting to purchase the Starter Kit, please click here.



    Are you constructing a birthday party soon? Let the BDAY Under Construction Ensemble help you create:
    • Invitations
    • Cupcake holders 
    • Candy bar wraps
    • Water bottle labels
    • A banner
    • Thank you cards 
    • And more!
    To help you get started, we're throwing in a FREEBIE-a construction cone favor that your guests definitely won't dodge. Remind your customers how easy it is to plan a party with My Digital Studio.
    And, to top it off, don't miss the Top Notch Woodcuts embellishments. They are sa-weet. Check out all the new downloads here. (PDF)

    Big Changes to the My Digital Studio Product Line

    1. Changed the name of the software from MDS 2 (and MDS 2+) to MDS. 
    2. Lowered the price. What has been known as MDS 2+ is now $19.95 US/$24.95 CAN.
    Coming soon:
    1. The upgrade will be free! If you have been holding onto the original My Digital Studio software,  you will be able to upgrade to the new software for free very soon.
    2. Stampin' Up! announced that My Digital Studio will soon be available to our friends in Australia and New Zealand.woo-hoo



    Spring is definitely in the air, and we can't wait to show you all the new product in the 2013-2014 annual catalog. Here's your pre-sneak peek look at A Round Array!

    We've bundled it with the coordinating 7/8" Scallop Circle Punch (introduced in the 2013 spring catalog) just in time for Sale-A-Bration for 15% off!

    Dates: March 15 - May 30, 2013

    Price
    Description
    Item #
    $23.95
    Spring Surprise Bundle* (English; clear)
    133899
    Spring Surprise Bundle (Spanish; clear)
    133897
    Spring Surprise Bundle (French; clear)
    133898

    What if you already have the punch? Don't fret! Just buy the set!
    Price
    Description
    Item #
    $14.95
    A Round Array Stamp Set* (English; clear)
    129090
    Variedades Stamp Set (Spanish; clear)
    131682
    Médallions séduction Stamp Set (French; clear)
    131616

     Photopolymer Stamps
    • We're thrilled that so many of you are loving the new photopolymer stamp set, Designer Type (item 132956). We've seen an even bigger interest in this stamp set than we expected. If the demand remains high, Stampin' Up!s stock of this set may become depleted. They do have more on the way and if any backorders occur they will be filled the week of March 25. 
    • Stampin' Up! had mistakenly announced that the photopolymer stamps are FDA approved. It has now come to our attention that this is not the case. Because of this, we do not recommend that you use these stamps with food. While there is no reason to believe that use of photopolymer stamps with food will cause harm, there is not an FDA approval in place.

    Sent With Love Special Offer

    Dates: February 1 - April 30, 2013 Details:
    During this limited-time offer, you can purchase the exclusive Sent with Love Stamp Set or Sent with Love Designer Series Paper-or bundle them for a special 20 percent discount!

    Use the Sent with Love product suite to make an array of travel-themed projects.
    Item
    Description
    Price
    131847
    Sent with Love Stamp Set (clear-mount; English only)
    $17.95
    132182
    Sent with Love Designer Series Paper
    $10.95
    132851
    Pretty Bundle
    Includes the Sent with Love Stamp Set, Sent with Love Designer Series Paper, and Calypso Coral Baker's Twine
    $25.50
    20% off retail value!

    The Sent with Love Stamp Set and Sent with Love Designer Series Paper are only available during this special offer. After April 30, they'll both fly away!

    In addition, you may purchase the Sent with Love Digital Kit (item 132914; $9.95). Please note that the digital kit is not included in the bundle.


    Sorry for the long post. I'm trying to get everyone up to speed on all the promotions, so no one misses out.