A Fresh Start

The month of January holds so much potential, doesn’t it? A fresh start. A clean slate. I love it. So as I look ahead to 2018, I am excited.

I have some exciting new opportunities to offer you this month.
Occasions 2018 ImageWe have a new Occasions Catalogue called Love It. Live It. Share It. What an appropriate title! If you are a regular customer of mine, you should have already received it in the mail. If you have not, please contact me and I would love to make sure you too receive this beautiful catalogue.

Sale-a-bration 2018 ImageIt is also our biggest promotion of the year…Sale-a-bration. For every $60 you spend (before tax & shipping), you choose a FREE product from the reward brochure.

You can shop, host a stamping event/class and share your passion, or join by purchasing a starter kit and getting even MORE rewards. Purchasing a starter kit is the BEST DEAL!

First: Choose $165 in Stampin’ Up! products for just $135. (no shipping or gst)
Second: Choose TWO additional FREE stamp sets (ANY SETS from the annual or occasions catalogue – that’s up to a $132 value!

You can choose your Starter Kit HERE. Best decision ever!

A Paper Share
I don’t know about you, but I LOVE paper. The new Occasions Catalogue has 8 new kinds of paper packs!! If you ordered them all, it would cost you $144.95. If you participate in a paper share, it will only cost you $45. (If you do not live local, postage will be extra.)

All papers will be 6″ x 6″ in size. Here’s a small picture of what you will receive…but you KNOW they are way more beautiful in real life!!

24 sheets of Picture Perfect Party DSP
Picture Perfect Party DSP
12 sheets of Sweet Soiree Specialty DSP
Sweet Soiree DSP
12 sheets of Painted with Love Specialty DSP
Painted with Love DSP
12 sheets of Petal Passion DSP
Petal Passion DSP
24 sheets of Tutti-Frutti DSP
Tutti-frutti DSP
12 sheets of Myths & Magic Specialty DSP
Myths & Magic DSP
6 sheets of Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper
Myths & Magic Glimmer
12 sheets of True Gentleman DSP
True Gentleman DSP
 **Everyone who purchases a share will be entered into a draw for a free shimmer ribbon pack. Three rolls of gorgeous shimmery ribbon in basic gray, bermuda bay, and calypso coral.**
Shimmer Ribbon Image

Order your Paper Share HERE. Deadline to order is Friday, January 19th.

Class in the Mail
I am piloting a new class series this month called Class in the Mail. My intent is to provide a new one each month..so your response will be the key to its success!

How does it work?
I announce the product you need to pre-order…you order it through me…I pre-cut all the supplies and put together project packets and mail them to you. Then you will receive a PDF file that includes pictures and detailed instructions on how to create the 4 projects. Sound like fun? I would love for you to give it a try and provide me with feedback. This is a great opportunity for some of you who are long distance customers and never have a chance to attend one of my classes:)

January Class in the Mail – Bubble Over
I just love this new stamp set and matching framelits. You will too!

You will need to use your own new bundle plus inks and adhesives you have at home to make your projects. If there are additional punched or Big Shot pieces that are different than the matching framelits you are getting, they will be included in your class packet.

Your class fee includes the stamp set and matching framelits, a package of the new Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes (for your bubbles!), project supplies and a PDF file. (If you do not live local, a method of postage will need to be determined. I believe expresspost is about $10.)

 Prepaid class fee: $72
You will receive the coordinating FREE Sale-a-bration item Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper. Your supplies will be cut from your package…and there will still be PLENTY left over to create more!

Order your Bubble Over Class in the Mail today! Deadline to order is next Friday (Jan.19th).
Packets will go out during the last week of January.
Order your Class in the Mail HERE.

All other orders can be placed in my online store HERE.
There are so many wonderful new products!
January Hostess Code is MR94DNH9

Stay warm everyone!

Creative Christmas Ideas

It’s time to start making that list…and coming up with some creative Christmas gift ideas this year. I thought I’d help you out my sharing two of the projects we made in our annual Creative Christmas Class last week.

Stampin’ Up! has these really great Acetate Card Boxes this holiday season. They are clear card boxes that neatly and safely store your finished cards. Each box holds 5 standard cards plus envelopes and you get 10 boxes in a package.
Acetate-Boxes-ImageWhat other things can you put there besides cards? Hmmm…the themes are endless.

We wrapped Ghirardelli Chocolates and decorated the box like this!
(Original idea from Patti Bennett.)
Acetate-Boxes-1And 9 rolled wafers fit in one box. (I buy the Pirouline Chocolate Hazelnut Wafers in a big cannister from Costco.) Don’t they look yummy?!
Acetate-Boxes-2We also sell these adorable treat tubes…
Acetate-Boxes-38 of them fit sideways in the Acetate Box. How fun is that?
#144628 Acetate Card Boxes  $8.50 (10 boxes)
#144612 Treat Tubes $6.50 (12 plastic tubes and cork stoppers)

This is probably the most inexpensive, yet very practical, gift you can give this year. It is a small notebook made from 1 piece of Designer Series Paper and a few sheets of photocopy paper. That’s it!
DSP bookletYou can use your favorite papers to create a million different notebooks. Simply fold each piece in half and use your bone folder to make it really nice and flat.

Here are the measurements for this one, but you can make them any size you want. Just make sure that the photocopy paper is about 1/8″ smaller than your cover.
Cover: 8-1/2″ x 8-1/4″
Photocopy Paper: 5 pieces cut at 8-3/8″ x 8-1/8″

Decorate the front however you like. I just love this saying from the Just Add Text stamp set (#143931) in the Annual Catalogue. I cut it out with the Stitched Shapes Framelits…which I also love!

Remember the Designer Series Paper Sale ends October 31st…Buy 3 get 1 free! You might need to stock up if you are going to make some fun notebooks.

If you are placing an online order this weekend, please use Hostess Code F3F76PWZ when you check out. You can place your order HERE.

Have a great weekend everyone. Thanks for stopping by!

Pick a Pattern

When it comes to our Designer Series Papers, Pick a Pattern is my new favorite these days. The fact that it is also included in the Buy 3, Get 1 FREE Sale Promotion makes me super happy because now I can keep cutting it up and just buy more!!

Look how much fun I am having with Pick a Pattern…

You will notice at first glance that I’ve used the Pick a Pattern DSP a couple of different ways. I’ve used large pieces as background tiles, and then I’ve also fussy-cut all the little images from one of the pages in the pack. I cannot stand how cute these images are!

This one was designed by one of our Artisan Members (Cathy Caines)…Pieces-and-Patterns-2The black/white dotted piece is adhered onto the front of a white card base. The ombre Dapper Denim piece is actually from the Color Theory Pack (also on the sale list!). The greeting “Happy Life” is from the very versatile Tabs for Everything Stamp Set.  It suits this whimsical card to a tee.

I just kept cutting…I couldn’t stop! How adorable is this little woodland scene? (Thank you Donna Wizniuk.)Pieces-and-Patterns-4Another variation…this time using the Woodlands Embossing Folder to add to the forest background. Pieces-and-Patterns-3The greetings on these cards are from the coordinating stamp set called Pieces & Patterns. And guess what? The stamp set is 15% off until October 10th as part of the World Card Making Day Promotion. Does it get any better than that?

One more to share from Cathy Caines…I LOVE this moose!!
Pieces-and-Patterns-5Seriously…don’t you just want this paper right now?!

The Buy 3, Get 1 FREE Designer Series Paper Sale is on right now. If you can’t make up your mind which ones to get, participate in the paper share. Details were yesterday on my blog.

Click HERE to place an order, and use this October Hostess Code at checkout: F3F76PWZ
Request a Paper Share HERE.

Stay tuned for more ideas of what to do with all your Designer Series Papers!

Have a great day everyone,