Friday, December 11, 2009

Stampin' Up! - 12 Days of Holiday Sales

What's on sale you ask? All sale items for use with your Stampin' Up! Big Shot Sizzix machine. Check out my SU website, click on SHOP NOW, then click 12 Days of Holiday Sales. In the drop down box on the fight of the page, select ALL to see all sale items on one page.

The sale runs now thru Tuesday, December 22, 2009, 11:50 PM (MT), but if you want the items to arrive in time for Christmas, they must be ordered by Tuesday, December 15, 2009. Discounts range between 15-25 percent. There are no quantity limits, no minimum purchase, or any other requirement for you to receive the discount. If you place your order online - discounts will be reflected in the "regular price"; "catalog price" will show the non-discounted price.
In conjunction with the 12 Days of Holiday Sales, I'm offering my own Big Shot special!!! From now through Dec 22, you can save $25 on your TOTAL ORDER when you purchase the Big Shot Die-Cut Machine (113439) PLUS any TWO items from the 12 Days of Holiday Sales!! To take advantage of my Big Shot special, you MUST place your order directly with me (NOT my online store), because this is being offered only by me and not Stampin' Up! Remember, if you need these items for Christmas, you must get your order to me NLT Tuesday, December 15 - 5:00 PM CST and pay with a credit card - so I can get the order placed. I am not responsible for back orders from Stampin' Up! or delays in delivery by UPS.

Also, if your order is over $150 (net), you'll get a hostess item and merchandise freebies too - see the benefit chart here!!!! You can choose your hostess gift and free merchandise from any of the current catalogs: Idea Book & Catalog, Holiday Mini, & Definitely Decorative (all the vinyl & stencil products). You can check the catalogs out online here. When you click on a catalog, you will be prompted to download it (PDF - you must have Adobe Reader installed to view them). Then you can browse at your leisure.

WOW you'll be saving some big bucks - the GREEN kind!

Click on the list below for a full size view.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Christmas Card using Frost White Shimmer Paint

Just wanted to do a quick post of another Christmas Card. It uses Stampin' Up! Textured Impressions Folder - Petals a Plenty and your Stampin' Up! Sizzix machine. I then used a Stampin Sponge and our new Frost White Shimmer Paint and just went over the embossed image with the shimmer paint. You can see it in the picture.



The cardstock used is Whisper White (embossed), Rich Razzleberry, Night of Navy, & Shimmery White. The stamp set is Serene Snowflakes from the Holiday 2009 Mini Catalog.

You can purchase the Serene Snowflakes stamp set (115438, $20.95), and Frost White Shimmer Paint (116854, $5.95) from the Holiday 2009 Mini Catalog until January 4, 2010. I'm hoping the Shimmer Paint will continue to be available in future catalogs.

TIP: You can use a small spray bottle (approx 2 oz). Put a couple drops of the shimmer paint in and fill half way (1 oz) with plain rubbing alcohol. Shake well, befure spraying on your projects. You will get a wonderful shimmer to your project, and because it uses alcohol, it will dry quickly. Want more noticable shimmer, then add another drop or two of shimmer paint. Customize the way you want. It is much more economical to make your own "shimmer mist" than buying the water based spray mists available elsewhere. Remember there is also Champaign Mist (golden tone) and Platinum (silvery) available. Use alone, or combine. The possibilities are endless. Remember to label your bottles.

You can order these or any items from current catalogs, on-line 24/7, from my Stampin' Up! Demonstrator website - just click SHOP NOW in the upper right hand corner, and select me to be your demonstrator. If you prefer, you can contact me to place your order.


Dormant Stamp Sets Discontinued - January 4, 2010

Below is a list of items that have been on the Dormant Stamp list since January 2009. These items are going to be discontinued on January 4, 2010. If any of these stamp sets have been on your Wish List then now is the time to get them.


Click on the list for a larger view.

You can order, on-line 24/7, from my Stampin' Up! Demonstrator website - just click SHOP NOW in the upper right hand corner, and select me to be your demonstrator. If you prefer, you can contact me to place your order.


Monday, November 23, 2009

Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza - ONE WEEK ONLY



SALE DATES: November 23-30

WOW, just in time for Christmas Giving - Stampin' Up!'s version of "Black Friday".

Savings of 30%, 40%, even 50% on select items and bundles. You can check them out on my SU Website, or from any page on my site by clicking SHOW NOW, then ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA. You can place your orders directly from my website by creating an online account login (select me as your demonstrator) - then you pay the "PRICE" (if you don't login, then you pay the higher "CATALOG PRICE"). So it pays to create a LOGIN. Then select your items, input your payment, and have your items shipped to your doorstep. Remember, you can always place your order directly with me if you prefer.

Make a "wish list" of the items you want. Share your list with others and they can shop for you either from my online store, or directly with me. But hurry, the sale ends on November 30th.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Christmas Card #4

Here is Christmas Card #4. The final card in our Christmas Stamp-A-Stack on November 14th.



This card was also created by my downline, Beth Nickell, who will be joining me in putting on our Christmas Stamp-A-Stack. Didn't she do a great job? Rudolph's antlers glisten and his nose sparkles with gems.

Thanks for stopping by.


Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Christmas Card #3

Here is Card #3 of our Christmas Stamp-A-Stack. This card was created by my downline, Beth Nickell, who will be joining me in putting on our Christmas Stamp-A-Stack. You can't tell, but the sleigh image has the new Shimmer Paint on it. I love the new shimmer paints, they are so easy to use, dry quickly, and add a touch of elegance to your project.



Check back tomorrow for the fourth and last card.

Thanks for looking.


Monday, October 26, 2009

Deals of the Week - October 26-31

Well, here is the last Deal of the Week for October. These are wonderful kits to create birthday invitations and either a Princess or Pirate themed party for your little ones.



You can order, on-line 24/7, from my Stampin' Up! Demonstrator website - just click SHOP NOW in the upper right hand corner, and select me to be your demonstrator. If you prefer, you can contact me to place your order.


Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Deals of the Week - October 19-26






You can order, on-line 24/7, from my Stampin' Up! Demonstrator website - just click SHOP NOW in the upper right hand corner, and select me to be your demonstrator. If you prefer, you can contact me to place your order.


Friday, October 16, 2009

Christmas Card #2


Here is my second card for the Christmas Stamp-A-Stack, Saturday, November 14th. My downline, Beth Nickell is joining me, and she is designing two more cards. Everyone will make 20 cards w/env (5 each of 4 designs). You can do more if you want, just indicate that on your registration form.

If you live in the Quad Cities (Rock Island, IL) area and want to attend, send me an
email and I'll send you the infomation and registration form. Registration form and full non-refundable payment is required NLT Monday, October 26th.


Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Deals of the Week - October 12-19


These are the new "Deals of the Week" from Stampin' Up!. These are all to be used with the Sizzix/Stampin' Up! Big Shot die cutting machine. The Flower Burst Embosslit Die is 50% off the regular price. The Perfect Setting Bigz XL die is 40% off the regular price, and the Pop-Up Three Tier Cake Bigz XL die is 35% off the regular price. These are all excellent deals, but only last until next Monday.

The Perfect Setting XL Die would be great to use for making party treat holders - Birthday, Anniversary, Halloween (childrens class parties), Thanksgiving, Christmas, Bridal & Baby Showers, and Wedding Receptions.

You can order, on-line 24/7, from my Stampin' Up! Demonstrator website - just click SHOP NOW in the upper right hand corner, and select me to be your demonstrator. If you prefer, you can contact me to place your order.


Thursday, October 8, 2009

Christmas Card #1


Isn't this just pretty. Non-Standard Christmas colors, but I sure like it. I found this on Splitcoast Stampers (thanks Jodie), and jazzed it up (just a little). My stamping girls LOVE glitter, and I thought something needed to be added behind the ornament, so I glittered.

This is one of the cards we will be making at our Christmas Stamp a Stack on Saturday, November 14th. I have one more card to make. Another demonstrator is joining me, and she is designing two more cards. Everyone will make 20 cards w/env (5 each of 4 designs).

If you live in the Quad Cities (Rock Island, IL) area and want to attend, send me an
email and I'll send you the infomation and registration form. Registration form and full non-refundable payment is required NLT Monday, October 26th.


Friday, October 2, 2009

Deals of the Week - October 1-12

During the month of October, Stampin' Up! will offer several discounted products as "Deals of the Week." No limits and no minimum purchase required.

This weeks deals:



This weeks deals are good until Monday, October 12th at 10:50 AM CST.

You can order, on-line 24/7, from my Stampin' Up! Demonstrator website - just click SHOP NOW in the upper right hand corner. Just select me as your demonstrator, place & pay for your order - and it will ship to your door. If you prefer, you can contact me to place your order.


Wednesday, September 30, 2009

NEW - Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack


New - Clearance Rack - in the Online Store

Stampin’ Up! is launching a new section to their online store called the Clearance Rack. The purpose of the Clearance Rack is to clear out the inventory of surplus items that have been retired. Many of these retired items are being offered at a substantially reduced price – up to 80% off the previous catalog prices.

You can order, on-line 24/7, from my Stampin' Up! Demonstrator website - just click SHOP NOW in the upper right hand corner, then click on CLEARANCE RACK. To order these products, you must place your order on-line. I cannot place it for you.
Don't forget to select me to be your demonstrator in order to get the "preferred pricing" on your items.


Friday, September 25, 2009

Ghostly Tree


I used the House of Haunts Stamp Set (111574, $22.95) and retired Booglie Eyes. Cardstock: Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, & Old Olive. Cast-A-Spell DSP (115677, $9.95). I stamped the tree image in Versamark and embossed with Black Embossing Powder and then sponged Craft White over the image. I inked the Scallop Edge Chipboard Frame (retired) in Basic Black. I covered with Tombow Multi Purpose Adhesive, and used MS Black Glitter.

You can order, on-line 24/7, from my Stampin' Up! Demonstrator website - just click SHOP NOW in the upper right hand corner. If you prefer, you can contact me to place your order.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Fall Harvest

This card was created using the Autumn Harvest stamp set (110372, $17.95). I stamped it on the card stock. Then I stamped it on DSP, and cut out the pumpkin. I then adhered the pumpkin over the stamped image. I used the Styled Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware (112454, $29.95)

Today is the last day of summer and fall officially started tomorow. Enjoy

Monday, September 21, 2009

A Haunting We Will Go!


Well, sorry I've been away so long. Lots going on here. Here is a card I created for card class this week. Hope you like it. It uses the stamp set House of Haunts (111574, $22.95) The DSP is Cast-A-Spell (115677, $9.95). SU does DSP right. It's always gorgeous.
Let me know what you think.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

They Grow Up So Fast


From August 1–31, get a FREE package of Designer buttons—a $7.95 value—when you spend $35 on stamp sets in the Growing Up section of the catalog or my Online Store.

Remember, you can order on-line 24/7, from my Stampin' Up! Demonstrator website - just click SHOP NOW in the upper right hand corner. If you prefer, you can contact me to place your order.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Just for Kids...and the Kid in You!


Track your children's growth with the limited-time D├ęcor Elements™ Growth Chart (117519), now on sale for just $24.95. But hurry—it's only available through September 30!

Remember, you can order on-line 24/7, from my Stampin' Up! Demonstrator website - just click SHOP NOW in the upper right hand corner. If you prefer, you can contact me to place your order.

Monday, August 3, 2009

40% Off Country Living Summer Cookout Kit!


We are excited to announce that starting, August 1, the Country Living Summer Cookout Kit is being offered at a 40 percent discount--that only $14.95! And with plenty of summer left to celebrate, it's a great time to take advantage of this huge discount. The Summer Cookout Refill is also still available at its regular price of $9.95.

This special offer only goes through August 31, or while supplies last, so contact me today--and make summer an occasion to celebrate! Remember you can place your orders online 24/7 on my Stampin' Up! website - just click SHOP NOW to have your order delivered to your doorstep.


Monday, July 27, 2009

Stampin' Up! Deal of the Week! July 27-31

Heart to Heart Punch!

You're going to LOVE our Heart to Heart punch, especially July 27-31 when it's just $10.99—that's more than 30% off the regular price of $15.95!

If you're interested in this sale, please contact me or go to my SU website to order this awesome bag! Remember my online store is open 24/7. Just click SHOP NOW.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Tea Party - Just for YOU!

Doesn't this card scream SUMMER? I love the color combination of the new Crushed Curry (IC '09) and Almost Amethyst. The Tea Party DSP is also yummy.


Thanks for stopping and enjoy.


Saturday, July 25, 2009

Country Living Summer Cookout Kit



This Country Living Summer Cookout Kit (118070) is only availably through August 31st (or while supplies last).


For just $24.95, you'll have what you need to throw a smashing summer barbecue, including:

•Dig In stamp set (3 stamps)
•8 Die-cut table tents (two each of four colors)
•Die-cut components, bamboo skewers, and envelopes to create 8 shish kabob invitations
•12 Die-cut coasters (three each of four colors)
•16 Die-cut tags (four each of four colors)
•24 12" x 12" printed food wrapper sheets (12 each of two colors)
•4 Printed recipe cards
•5 yards Linen thread
•Ruby Red Classic Stampin' Spot
•Night of Navy Classic Stampin' Spot

Also available, the Country Living Summer Cookout Refill (119193): Priced at just $9.95, the refill contains all the same items as the Summer Cookout Kit, minus the Dig In stamp set and Stampin' Spots, allowing you to hold multiple cookouts--or one big cookout--at a fraction of the cost of the full kit.

These offers are only available through August 31 (or while supplies last), so visit my SU Website and click SHOP NOW to order this exciting, limited-time kit!

Plus, in a special offer from Country Living, subscribe to a full year of Country Living magazine--12 issues--for just $10! Click here to learn more.

See how Shelli used the kit!


Chinese Lantern

Here is a card I made using Embrace Life (stems) and Eastern Blooms (flowers). The paper technique is called Chinese Lantern - doesn't the stamped panel look like a section from a Chinese Lantern?



After stamping and coloring the image, you run it through the paper crimper. Then using light pressure run your stamp pad across the ridges. It's that simple! Remember your paper will be about 1/4 to 1/2 inches shorter that it was when you cut it. So make that allowance when cutting.

Hope you enjoyed this card. Leave a comment.


Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Floral Vase (Asian Artistry)

Here is a card using the new Asian Artistry (Hostess Level 2) Stamp Set. The card stock is from the new In Color - Rich Razzleberry & Melon Mambo. I embossed the image in gold and then colored the main image.


I cased this card from Sandimac on Splitcoast Stampers. To me, this card is simple but elegant. Hope you like it as much as I do.

Thanks for stoppin' by.>


Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Thinking of You (Kind & Caring Thoughts)

Just a quick card using the new Hostess Level 3 "Kind & Caring Thoughts" stamp set. Loving the new "In Color" paper again this year. They just keep coming out with new colors - I wish some of them would stay around for more than just one year.



This card is done using Crushed Curry, Dusty Durango, and Soft Suede card stock; Tall Tales DSP; and Dusty Durangy Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon.

Hope you like the new colors as much as I do. Enjoy the card and thanks for stopping by.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Stampin' Up! Deal of the Week! July 20-26


Our Styled Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware adds class to any project. Get them for just $18.99 (over 30% off the regular price of $29.95)—only July 20-26!

WOW - What a Deal!!!

Throughout July, be sure to check

my web site every Monday at 12:00 PM (CST) for the week's new deal.



The kit includes:

Raised Dots Designer holders (10)
Small Rectangle holders (10)
Raised Dots Designer holders (10)
1" Circle holders (10)
Square holders (10)
1/2" Genuine brads (10)
3/8" Star brads (10)
1/2" Flower Brads (10)
3/8" Flower brads (10)
Flower ribbon slides (10)
3/16" Brads (100)

Remember you can shop, at your convenience, by using my online store - which is open 24/7. Just click here to go to my Stampin' Up! website, then click SHOP NOW.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Stampin' Up! Deal of the Week! July 13-19

Add sparkle to your projects with our Square Fire Rhinestone brads. From July 13–19, they're just $6.99 - that's over 30% off the regular price of $10.95!

Throughout July, be sure to check my Stampin' Up! Web Site every Monday at 10 AM (MT) for the week's new deal.




What you get:

■ Approximately 80 per package (4 colors in 2 sizes)
■ Fire assortment contains Pink, Red, Pumpkin, and Yellow. These coordinate perfectly with Stampin’ Up!'s exclusive colors.

Remember you can shop. at your convenience, by using my online store - which is open 24/7.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Stampin' Up! Deal of the Week! July 6-12

What a deal! If you already own a Big Shot and didn't purchase the Doctor's Bag, you're gonna LOVE this special! The normal retail price is $69.95, but you can pick it up this week (July 6 - 12) for only $49.99. That's 30% savings.


If you're interested in this sale, please contact me or go to my SU website to order this awesome bag! Remember my online store is open 24/7.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Stampin' Up! Deal of the Week! July 1-5

Deal of the Week: Scallop Edge Punch

Everything's prettier in scallops! July 1-5, get the Scallop Edge Punch for $10.99. That's 30% off the regular price of $15.95.



Check my SU Website every Monday at 12 PM (CST) for the week's new deal.

Remember you can order online 24/7 from my website. Just click on SHOP NOW to place your order and have it shipped directly to you.

July 4th - A Celebration

Here is a card done in celebration of July 4th. If you came to card class in June, you were able to make this card. The Free & The Brave Stamp Set retired on June 30th and is no longer available.

Hope you enjoyed this card. Happy 4th to everyone. Take a few moments to remember those serving our country, putting their lives on the line so we may enjoy our freedom in this glorious country. Pray they come home soon and are able to stay out of harms way.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Flower Pot Card

Isn't this a clever card. I cased this from many cards I saw on Splitcoast Stampers . The flowers were created using the Sizzix Big Shot and Sizzlets Dies.

This shows the "inside of the pot". Look at the sentiment - I just now read it - how appropriate is the "grow" for this card. lol



Enjoy.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Animal Stories

Here is a cute card made using the new stamp set "Animal Stories" that you can purchase starting July 1, 2009. It is using Tall Tales Designer Series Paper that will be available also starting July 1st. This bow is tied also using the "Finger Knot" that I mentioned in my last posting.

Isn't this a great stamp set for making childrens cards or scrapbook pages? Just think about using it on a page with pictures from when you went to the zoo.

Hope you think it is as cute as I do.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Kind & Caring Thoughts

This is a new Level 3 Hostess Set (Kind & Caring Thoughts) that you can earn by holding a workshop with net sales totaling $500 or more. You may think that is impossible to do, but if you have 6-8 guests plus you - and if each person spends between $55 to $72, that's not hard to do. Some will spend more, and some less.

Once you get your copy of the new catalog, just sit down, go thru it a couple times, and make out a "wish list". Let your friends look at it and make their lists too. Then, by the time you have your workshop, and everyone buys a stamp set or two, some of the new In Color paper and coordinating products, a package of new yummy Designer Series Paper - before you know it you've made your sales.

This card is using Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, & Crushed Curry cardstock; Kind & Caring Thoughts Level 3 Hostess Stamp Set; Melon Mambo Polka Dot 1/2" Grosgrain Ribbon; and Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Series Paper.

The ribbon is tied using a new technique I learned that I'm calling the "Finger Knot". I found this technique on YouTube. If you want to watch it to go stampinheather.

Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

New Stampin' Up! In-Colors

Here are the new In Colors for 2009-2010 Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalog! They are all so beautiful !!! We will be carrying card stock, ink pads, dotted grosgrain ribbon, textured card stock and MARKERS in all these great colors. I'm so glad that this year SU is offering In Color markers. This years six colors are Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Dusty Durango & Soft Suede.


NOTE: These items will be on sale beginning July 1, 2009. To get your copy of the New 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog, contact me.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Father's Day - Just for You

In keeping with the masculine these, here is an extremely simple card with very little stamping. It mostly uses card stock for decoration. This card stock is the Parisian Breeze Specialty (textured) Cardstock. The colors are wonderful for masculine cards, yet there are some florals in this assortment, that would make a beautiful feminine card too.

This card is the one I have in mind for the Father's Day card we will be making at card class next week.

Don't forget, that this month when you buy three packs of Designer Series paper (including our Specialty Designer Series paper) or 12" x 12" textured card stock, you get one pack FREE! (Online Catalog: DSP pgs 153-155; TCS pgs 158-161).

Remember, you can place your order through me with a phone call or email, or you can order on-line 24/7 from my website by clicking SHOP NOW in the upper right hand corner from any page. Combine orders with friends and family to reach $150 order subtotal so you can qualify for Hostess Gifts and FREE merchandise.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Lovely as a Tree

Keeping with the masculine theme, here is another card that would be appropriate to give to a man. I used sponge daubers to color the tree and grass. They give it a soft look. Again, this is a simple card to make, but doesn't look like you just "threw it together".


This card will also be made at class next week.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Birthday Cheers

This month we are making masculine cards, appropriate to give to a man. Also, getting a head start for Father's Day next month.

Here's a quick card I made using the Cheers to You stamp set. It was simple to do and didn't take a lot of time. You can't see it, but I used Crystal Effects on the Beer Mug.


This is one of the cards we will be making at card class next week.

Thanks for looking.


Monday, May 4, 2009

Stampin' Up! Scrapbooking Starter Kit Promotion

Promotion Dates: May 1-31, 2009

In celebration of National Scrapbooking Month, join Stampin' Up! as a demonstrator for only $75 with our limited-time Scrapbooking Starter Kit. The Scrapbooking Starter Kit contains the following:

*Substitutable for any stamp set up to $43.95 value.

Please note: Each of the products listed above may be substituted for like items. Please see the Scrapbooking Starter Kit Order Form for details. The Scrapbooking Starter Kit also contains all the business supplies contained in the standard Starter Kit.

Business Supplies included in the kit:
  • Getting Started DVD
  • Getting Started Guide
  • Guest Invitation Postcard (100)
  • Idea Book & Catalog (8)
  • Occasions Mini Catalog (8)
  • To My Hostess Envelope (10)
  • Recruit Folders (5)
  • Recruit Brochures (20)
  • Hostess Brochure (20)
  • Hostess Benefits Form (10)
  • Customer Order Form (50)
Things to Remember

Scrapbooking Starter Kit orders may be submitted either through the Online Independent Demonstrator Agreement (IDA) or mailed to Stampin' Up! at the following address:

Stampin' Up!
12907 S. 3600 W.
Riverton, UT 84065

  • No alternative selections can be made for business items.
  • You have the option of purchasing either the standard $199 Starter Kit OR the $75 Scrapbooking Starter Kit with a different product offering.
  • As a new recruit who joins Stampin' Up! by purchasing the Scrapbooking Starter Kit you are still eligible for any programs available to a new recruit. This includes but is not limited to the Extra 10% Instant Income offer (30% off your first order), Stampin' Start, and the opportunity to purchase a Business Booster Kit.
  • If you choose to purchase the standard Starter Kit you may not purchase the Scrapbooking Starter Kit. Instead, you may purchase the Stampin' Memories Add-On for an additional $50.
  • Deadline for the Scrapbooking Starter Kit IDA:

Mail: Friday, May 29, 2009 (Must be received by - suggest mail 10 business days in advance)
Online: Sunday, May 31, 2009; 11:59 PM (MT)

Contact me with any questions you may have and I can walk you through the process. Go to www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/pamelashrake/join to join my team today! My recruiter authorization password is: Ready2join

Information and forms for mailing may be found here.