Saturday, September 5, 2009

Just a quick hello!

Hi Everyone,
I am finishing up the scrapbook/purse tutorial but can't post it until I get back to Michigan - we are hanging in Myrtle Beach this week. Pictures to also come when we get back to Michigan. My son Brayden learned to swim today on his own and Bryce let go a couple times, I think by the end of the week he will be on his own also. I also have finished up a video tutorial of the puffy box/cd box and will be posting that as soon as I figure out how to upload it.
Just wanted to get in a quick hello to everyone letting you know where things were at.
Have a fun week!!!

Monday, August 31, 2009

Remarkable Retreat in Pennsylvania!!!!

It has been a really long time since I have posted anything, I have been so darn busy this summer with work, the kids, vacations, and getting ready to move to a bigger house that I have not had much time at all. I did make time to take a weekend away with my friend and sideline Ann. We spent the weekend in Pennsylvania last weekend for a Remarkable weekend away. Our upline Janet Wakeland was the host of this fabulous weekend away and she did one heck of a job - I can't wait to go again in April. I have several pictures to share with you right now and will post some more in a few days - I have almost 300 pictures to go through. Be sure to check them all out and I will also have a tutorial for the purse/scrapbook page at the end of this post in the next week or so. First off is a picture of the Christmas project I made to swap, it is just a wooden plaque that I painted white, added some rub-ons and some die cuts made with the big shot. I also recieved a gift in return but have not gotten to the picture of that yet, it will come later.

Here is the bag I put my christmas gift in.

The desk clerk was so darn kind to make a copy of some directions for me that I wanted to make a quick little thank you gift for him and run it back up so here is what I whipped up at 3am the first night (that was when he made the copys for me). There are leaves around the whole box.

Here we are the Michigan girls - on the left is Dinne Gill, Ann Finton, myself, and Mary Swan. Ann and I drove out together, Dinne went out alone and Mary made a vacation out of it traveling out before the retreat with her darling husband Bill.

I also whipped up this little gift for my upline Mary Swan - she is a great gal and I am so thankful to know her.

The theme for the weekend was Jungle Safari so it was quite interesting when Ann and I were leaving Monday to wait on a Tiger before leaving the hotel. This is the hotel's garbage person in his Tiger truck.

Front view of the tiger, notice his plate of Gr-rrr

When I arrived back home, my children were so happy to see me. I gave them the hats and glasses we recieved at Saturday nights dinner - they have had such a bal with them. First up is my 2yr son Bryce (he never wears glasses on his eyes)

Next up is my 2yr son Brayden who usually wears his glasses correct but decided to follow Bryce this time. How darn cute are they.

Finally is the purse/scrapbook page that I took for the share table, I had 4 pages of email addresses left with it wanting directions so I am in the process of making a step-by-step tutorial for this project - the post will be coming soon. Here is the folded up outside look of them.

And here is the inside open view of them - I didn't include the outside open view but you get the idea. Be sure to check back often as I will be starting to post more and more and I am going to start offering classes soon.

Thanks for checking out my blog as always.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Never forget (GCA50)

This card was made for Ann's challenge this week. You definately want to check out her site, she is giving away an awesome prize as this is week 50 for her challenges. Awesome job Ann. Her challenge this week included three things - one a tree topper card, two using orange, yellow, green and white and lastly NO flowers. My base is only orange, then summer sun and finally old olive. I wrinkle my old olive and put some old olive ink on it to try and make it look a little more like grass. I then used the small leaf from Lovely as a tree stamp set, stamping it in summer sun, only orange, and old olive to make it look like it was fall with leaves on the ground. My main stamp and saying this week are not Stampin' Up, they are from a site I found online called Viva Las Vegasstamps! I was searching around for a set to remember 9-1-1 and this was one of two that I found. I used summer sun, and only orange to try and make it look as the sun was setting on the skyline. It is hard to tell in the picture but the bottom portion of the stamp is sponged with old olive for the grass part. My skyline stamp is up on dimensionals, along with my saying of never forget, never surrender! Be sure to hop over to Ann's blog and join in on the fun.

Musical Expressions

I actually made this card awhile for a swap at one of my Stampin' Up! meetings. I used the stamp set Music Expressions, My base is always artichoke, then chocolate chip stamped with the background stamp set En Francis'. I then used only orange, and craft. The craft is stamped with the image and heat embossed, then colored in with stampin' markers, the violin is again stamped on very vanilla, heat embossed and colored with a blender pen and put on dimensionals. The ribbon is very vanilla. I really like this stamp set, and needed to make sure and use it sometime - and need to use it again.

Christmas 2009!!

I had seen a red and white snowflake christmas card on splitcoast stampers and somehow it inspired this card. I used basic black base, and the simple flower die fore the big shot, along with little leaves die for the flowers. My saying is in whisper white and is from Many Merry Messages. On the inside (which I forgot a photo of) is white using the new scallop along the bottom and another saying from the Many Merry Messages. I think I might use this as my Christmas cards to send out for this year.

Monday, July 13, 2009

A blog award - THANK YOU Ann!!!

Ann, from Ann's Creative Nook, gave me this wonderful blog award a week or so ago and I am just now getting the chance to post it!!

Thanks Ann for thinking of me and passing this award onto me!

Now, as with any of these blog awards, the idea is to pass on the appreciation to fellow bloggers.
There a couple of fun "rules" (well, more like guidelines) to this award:

Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award, and his or her blog link.

Pass the award to 15 other blogs that you’ve newly discovered. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.

My fellow bloggers are the following - please check out these wonderful and talented ladies creations too.

Becky - Inking Idaho

Maureen - Mo'z Art

Michelle - My Inky Fingers

All the Ladies - Mojo Monday

Friday, July 10, 2009

Welcome home (GCA48 and MOJO94)

Hi girls - I have not had a chance to post anything in awhile, summers are so crazy around here. I made this card for two challenges this week - Ann's and Mojo Monday, be sure to check out both places and join in on the fun. I was not sure what I was going to use when I started but for Ann's challenge we needed to go back to basics, so for me basics was a paper cutter, paper, a couple punches and markers. My paper is DSP teagarden, and the stamp set is Welcome home. I used pretty in pink, whisper white and lavender lace along with the DSP. I colored in my stamp using Stampin' Up! markers, placed it all together and there ya have it.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Fifth Ave Rose (GCA47 & Mojo93)

It's been a couple weeks since I posted anything, we have been really busy around our house now that it is summertime. My card this week is for Ann's challenge and the Mojo Monday challenge. For Ann's challenge, it was to use reds, pinks, oranges and yellows so I used real red base, that is dry embossed with the swirly texture plate from Stampin' Up! My other colors are only orange, and yo yo yellow. I used the watercolor re-inker technique on my flower and placed that along with the saying on dimensionals. My swirl on the yellow cardstock is from Baroque Motifs, and my saying along with the rose are from Fifth Avenue Floral. I embellished with red ribbon, and orange rhinestone brads. Be sure to join in on the fun, check out the challenges and submit your own entrys.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Summer fun (GCA44)

I have had no time to stamp lately - too much going on in life. I whipped this card together today for Ann's summer challenge. My base is kraft cardstock, I used Nesties to cute out the gable green and white cardstock. I then sponged the white with tempting turquoise for more of a water look. Sophie is colored with copics and I made her beach ball with a circle puch then colored with matching colors. I almost forgot for more of a sand look on my base, I sponged creamy caramel and basic brown ink. I colored white grograin ribbon with a tempting turquoise marker and added the saying on it. Be sure to join in Ann's fun each week.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Simple (GCA43) & Dream a little (Mojo89)

For my first card I made it Clean and Simple (CAS) for Ann's challenge this week. This was very hard for me to do because it looks very plain and boring to me and I normally would add more to a card - I am not sure I care for it much but it is a simple cute card for sure. I used riding hood red cardstock for the base, a strip of basic black and added a flower/rhinestone from the pretties kit. My saying "may all your dreams come true!" is a stamp from Michaels.
For my next card, it was made for the Mojo Monday challenge this week and I think this one turned out adorable. I used So saffron for the base, a walk in the park dsp, certainly celery and whisper white cardstock. My butterflys are in kiwi kiss, and I added some buttons and rose ribbon to spice it up a little. My flower I made dimensional as you can tell more in the second picture below. I colored in my flower with regal rose stampin' marker and just used the same marker to go over the lines to make it look darker. I used the stamp set Dream a little and took the small flower to make the decoration on my circle part.

Be sure to check out both blogs and join in on the fun and challenges.


It's here the retiring list for this years catalog - we will be going into the new catalog soon so be sure to get the things you want before they are gone. Contact me for your purchase or order direct from my website which is linked on the right. Be sure to get your new catalog also. Keep your eye out for my challenge cards this week from Ann's site and the Mojo Monday site.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Forgotten embellishments mojo (GCA42 & Mojo88)

Hello Everyone,
I made this card for Ann's challenge this week of neglected embellishments along with the Mojo Monday sketch. The stamp set is a set I received while in Bay City at the Michigan Mingle, the lighthouse is up on dimensionals and is suppose to be giving the effect that it is in front of the sign if you were looking at it from down the beach. My embellishments are the Metal light house and palm tree which I bought a few years ago and they have sat in a drawer. I used Night of Navy as my base, Handsome Hunter, Whisper White and Prestwick DSP for my other papers. My ribbon is navy grograin and my scallop is made w/two scallop punches that were opened and put around the circle to make it big enough. My stamped images were colored in using my few copic markers which I am really loving alot and need to get more now. Thanks for checking out my site and be sure to check out Anns along with Mojo Monday and join in on the fun.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Black, WHite, and Red Mojo (GCA 41 & Mojo Monday 87)

I created this card with two challenges in mind, Ann's challenge of black, white and red along with Mojo Monday Week 87. My base is basic black cardstock, the top white portion is embossed with the textiles swirl look, and the bottom portion is the black textiles paper. My red is riding hood red, the center strip was punched with the new scallop punch, and the scallop circle was made with the big shot. The white circle w/my saying which is from Michael's and the flower from the stamp set Fifth Avenue Floral was made with the circle scissors. My other flower is from the pretties kit, along with the pearls along the bottom. I put a little bit of riding hood red ink around it to pop it out more and my scallop saying is up on dimensionals. I threw on a white taffeta bow to top it off. Be sure to check out the Mojo Monday and Ann's challenges each week and join in on the fun.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Quite a Krafty Rub-on (GCA 40)

I made this card for Ann's challenge this week. It was the color combo of Not Quite Navy, Kraft and either white or neutral. I used the Anchored Rub-ons, Satin ribbon, and Background Basics stamp set, along with the textiles white/polka dot paper. This card actually turned out very cute but I am not sure I care for how the picture turned out. It is casting a shadow under the saying which is up on dimensionals, along with under the ribbon. Be sure to join in on Ann's challenges each week, she always does something different and gives away prizes to her winners.

Beautiful (Mojo Monday 86)

This is my card for this weeks Mojo Monday challenge. I used the Eastern Blooms stamp set, for my flower I did the new re-inker floating watercolor technique. I colored in the small flowers, stems, and birds with stampin' markers. My cardstock is chocolate chip, regal rose, bella rose DSP, and whisper white. The frame was made with the XL Curly label die for the big shot. To make it long I had to punch it twice and I have the frame up on dimensionals. Also on dimesionals are the saying and birds. My ribbon is chocolate chip grograin. I will be posting again in a couple days my card for Ann's challenge so keep an eye out for that and be sure to join in on both challenges.

Friday, May 8, 2009

12 x 12 Purse (GCA39)

I have had this cute little purse made for a couple days now but just have not had the time to get it posted for you all. I made this purse for Ann's challenge this week of following a template. My template was from a purse I had seen on Splitcoast made by T.Sacrison - she created a template after so many people told her house cute the purse was. This cute little purse is made with one sheet of 12x12 paper, two pieces 8 1/2 x 2, and two punched out tabs - decorated anyway you like. On my purse I used the Parisian Breeze DSP, and whisper white paper. I decorated mine with the new satin white ribbon, some jumbo eyelets, and the new courderoy buttons. The hardest part of the purse for me was trying to get the ribbon figured out and there are a couple small flaws on mine that you probably can't see unless pointed out to you but I think it turned out cute for my first one. This purse will hold 16 3x3 cards and envelopes or whatever else you choose to put in it. Be sure to check out both Ann's site and join in the challenges and T.Scrison's template and make your own cute purse.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Tractor Riley (MOJO85)

Here is my card for this weeks Mojo Monday challenge. My cardstock is handsome hunter, and night of navy. My DSP is Prestwick package. I stamped my Tractor Riley and colored him in with copics, and stampin up markers. My grass looking stuff to the left is actually a tree punch I have so punched a bunch of trees and layed them around the edge so you couldn't see the trunk of the tree. It is hard to tell in the picture but they are punched in handsome hunter. Riley is actually up on dimensionals and I added some ribbon for the bow. Be sure to join in on their fun challenges each week over at Mojo Monday.

BBQ Riley

Hello Everyone,
Remember a few posts back I said that I had the opportunity to stamp and color with my friend Kristi from Hanna Stamps during the Michigan Mingle and that I had another card to share but couldn't until the Riley stamp had been released. Well, they just released this cute little guy, so here is the card that I made with BBQ Riley. My cardstock is chocolate chip, creamy caramel, and boardering blue. I used some ribbon and some stuff from the retired hodge podge hardware for added decoration. Be sure to check out the website for all their cute creations with Riley, Sophie, and Hanna.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Riley and Sophie get married. (MOJO84)

I made this card for the mojo monday sketch from the mojo monday blog - be sure to check it out and join in on the fun. I hate the way my picture turned out, the lighting just wouldn't go right today at all for some reason but you can still see it alright.
I used chocolate chip, rose red and whisper white cardstock along with Bella Rose DSP. My stamp is from Hanna Stamps, Riley and Sophie Wedding Moose. I used pink piourette ink around the edges, stamped them in black memento ink and colored them in with copic markers. Sophie's dress is actually colored in with the copic spica clear glitter pen but you can't really tell that in the picture. I used dimensionals behind them to pop them up over the taffeta white ribbon. I added felt flowers that are brown and pink. I had seen the sketch yesterday and thought about it all night long what I wanted to do, I still had no idea and just started grabbing stuff after I figured out what stamp I wanted to use. I think it turned out cute though.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Matchbox dresser

Here is a project I made Saturday night while working some overtime at work. It is made with the new matchbox die cut for the big shot. I made three of the matchboxes and used a small piece of sticky strip to hold them together on tope of each other, then took a 2 5/8 x 10 inch of paper and wrapped it around the outside (I don't remember right now what my scores are at). The first one in green is made of the bella rose dsp and kiwi kiss cardstock, the brads are from the hodgepodge hardware, and the butterfly is punched out with the martha stewart butterfly punch (I wish stampin up had some butterfly ones). The second one is also made from bella rose dsp and riding hood red cardstock, the saying is from the stamp set matchbox messages. The saying has a small square of paper on the back folded at a diagonal taped to the message and just set on the top of the dresser to look like a picture on top or something. I will add a tutorial for this project soon so keep checking back. I also see for Ann's challenge this week (GCA #38) that it is to use something with a butterfly on it so this project is perfect to use. Be sure to join in on Ann's challenges each week too.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


I seen this sketch somewhere online so wanted to make a card with it and I actually made two - one I can't show you until later on because the stamp has not been released yet. The stamp I used on this one is a stamp I got at Michael's, so I am not sure what company makes it. I like the saying "Friends are those people who know the words to the song in your heart and sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words." I added the flowers from the stampin' pretties kit, and taffeta ribbon to spice it up a little bit. My cardstock is chocolate chip, rose red, and regal rose. Now my second one I made is with the same sketch layout but different colors, ribbons, accessories and stamps. As soon as Hanna stamps releases the Riley stamp I used then I will share that card with you. My friend Kristi who owns Hanna stamps and I stamped together a few weeks ago at the Michigan Mingle. She had a couple of stamps there that have not been released yet, and she is such a wonderful gal that she let me stamp a couple images for myself. So keep your eyes out for that card later on.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Bikini Sophie

I thought this would be a cute card for a graduation for Ann's challenges this week of out of the box. I liked it because graduation time is the beginning of summer and kids need to believe in their dreams. I used real red, and whisper white cardstock, brilliant blue DSP along with brilliant blue and black staz-on inks. Sophie is colored in using copics markers and spica glitter on her flower, she is actually on some dimensionals. I also used real red grograin ribbon and a flower from the pretties kit. The background is stamped with itty bitty backgrounds. Be sure to check out and join in on Ann's challenges each week.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Great friend, Choo choo

I was asked to participate in a swap for the new mini catalogs that come out - there are a group of 16 girls (including myself) who all make 2 cards/cardfronts and mail them to each other each time a new book or mini comes out. Here are the two cards I created for my first time in this swap.
On the first one I used basic black, whisper white, and real red paper, and inks - black gingham ribbon, rhinestone brads and the stamp set Baroque Motif along with the stamp set Great Friend. My black butterfly is made with the die cut and big shot, the red butterfly was stamped and cut out, both are head together with the rhinestone brad and a glue dot - the wings are folded up a little bit to give it more dimension.

My second card used chocolate chip, baja blue, creamy caramel, and whisper white papers, along with Parisian breeze DSP. I stamped the train with chocolate chip, baja blue, and creamy caramel inks, and my ribbons are chocolate taffeta, and tan gingham. The stamp set is Choo, choo. Both sets are extremely cute sets and I can't wait to use them some more.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Hockey Riley

As most of you are aware, I am a stampin' up demonstrator and that is mostly what I have on my blog - however, I have recently decided that it is ok to use some of those other cute stamps that I have even though I am a demonstrator. Here is one of those cute stamps that I don't have yet - it is Hocky Riley from Hanna Stamps. I told you about my friend Kristi who owns Hanna Stamps, and how I met her at the Michigan mingle - this is one of the images that I stamped and colored while chatting with her and her friend Judy (also a great gal). I used brilliant blue cardstock for my base, night of navy for the strip in back, and the larger circle (which I cut with my new circle scissors). I used bashful blue for the square w/brillant blue dsp on it. I also used bashful blue for the scallop circle (cut out with scallop circle die cut and big shot), and the little circle for the saying. I also used whisper white for the smaller circle that Riley is on, and the saying from mini catalog set Great Friend. I used a black button for the hockey puck and to finish it off I used navy grosgrain ribbon and blue gingham ribbon. Be sure to check out not only my stampin up stuff but also my friend Kristi's stuff over at Hanna Stamps - she has some awesome stuff too. It's ok to be verstile as I recently discovered.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Retired Stamp sets for sale!!!

The following RETIRED Stampin' Up items are for sale!!!!

PLEASE email me first to be sure the item is still available (I will update this page as often as I can)


U.S. Buyers Only. Priority U.S. Mailing in a Priority box as follows:
  • $5.00 for one stamp set
  • $8.95 for two stamp sets
  • $10.35 Flat rate shipping for 3 to 8 stamp sets
  • Delivery Confirmation Included
  • Insurance Extra

For pictures please email me.

STAMP SETS FOR $4.95 each
Bitty Basics (New, never used, mounted)
Burst into Bloom
Festive Friends
In the Sky
Let's Party
Organic Grace (New, never used, mounted)
Seasonal Icons (New, never used, mounted)

STAMP SETS for $7.95
Blooming with Happiness
Bold Invitataion
Eventful (New, never used, unmounted)
Fabulous Four
Fall Flair (New, never used, unmounted)
Fine Print, the
For a friend (unmounted)
Friends Forever
Little Bit of Happiness, a (New, never used, mounted as 21 little stamps)
Love (unmounted)
Love ya Bunches x 2 (unmounted)
Merci (unmounted)
Painted Garden
So Many Scallops (New, never used, mounted)
Tagger's Dozen (New never used, mounted)
Too Terrific Tags (unmounted)

STAMP SETS FOR $9.95 each
A is for Adorable (New, never used, mounted)
Bold Blossom Greetings
Buds & Blossoms (New, never used, mounted)
Circle of Friendship
Definitely Decorative
Double-Line Doodles
Funky Flowers (New, never used, mounted)
Give Thanks (New, never used, mounted)
Good Times
Infinite Goodness (New, never used, mounted)
Just for Fun
Little Layers Plus (New, never used, mounted)
Love It (New, never used, mounted)
O Tannenbaum
Painted Posies (New, never used, mounted)
Perfect Presentation (New, never used, mounted)
Petal Pushers (New, never used, mounted)
Sidekick Sayings (New, never used, mounted)
Sweet Dreams x 2 (unmounted)
Sweet Dreams (New, never used, mounted)
Tags and More
Thanks tons (unmounted)
Very Punny (New, never used, mounted)
World Over, the (New, never used, mounted)

STAMP SETS FOR $14.95 each
Best Borders (New, never used, mounted)
Big Blossom (Unmounted)
Big Blossom (New, never used, mounted)
Bloomin' Wonderful (New, never used, mounted)
Business Memos (New, never used, mounted)
Cause for Celebration (New, never used, mounted)
From the Garden (New, never used, mounted)
Petal Prints (New, never used, mounted)
What's for Dinner

STAMP SETS FOR $17.95 each
Feathered Friends
Greetings Galore

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

MI Mingle - Bay City - 2009

Hello Everyone,
I spent the weekend away from my husband and kids - my first time ever leaving my kids and not having at least one of them with me. I went to Bay City for the MI Mingle and had a blast, this is where we stayed at - the Bay Valley Resort. I met alot of the girls I chat with online along with some new girls that I have started some great friendships and hope to continue growing on. I will in a later post, put some of the cards and stuff that people made on here but for now, putting all my wonderful friends. I didn't get a chance to have a picture taken with all of the ladies I would have liked too but these are the ladies I did get a chance to have a picture with.
Me and my roomie Ann.
Pegg and me - such a fun girl.
Myself and Joyce - great lady.
Lorien, Debra and myself - wonderful girls.
Tracy and myself - great gal.
Emma taking a pooh on the floor (just a joke).

And lastly a great big THANK YOU to Kristi Ferro of Hanna Stamps and Karen Desmet of ArtDeclassified who both did great demonstrations and gave us alot of awesome gifts. They are both from MI, which I didn't know until this weekend. I didn't have the pleasure of getting to know Karen very well however, I did get to know Kristi and she is just an awesome, awesome lady - such an inspiration. Kristi, her friend Judy, myself and Ann all did some shopping together and then I sat with her and Judy afterwards just talking, stamping and coloring - it was such a great and wonderful time. I have gotten the chance to continue some great friendships that were started online and start some new ones at the mingle - it was such a blast!! I can't wait for next years mingle but until then, I will be talking with all my girls and meeting up with them here and there.
Kristi and myself.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Ann tagged me!!!!


My friend Ann tagged me, and this is my first time being tagged on something like this. Here is what I have to do. I have to go into my pictures folders, go to the 6th folder, 6th picture and post it on here for you guys - wonder what it will be - here we go!!
Awe....a picture from our snowflake social this year - one of my fellow demonstrators made this to exchange as a gift. I am sorry but I am not sure as to which demonstrator it was or I would share that with you all. So now to continue the fun I need to tag 6 people myself - I pick..........
1. Dawn - Dawn's Stamping Thoughts
2. Beate - Fresh and Fun
3. Carol - Stuff by Carol
4. Becky - Inking Idaho
5. Patty - Patty's Stamping Spot
6. Dannie - Dannie's Designs
I had a very hard time picking who to use, so I just picked mine at random by some of the blogs I check out - be sure to check them all out and have fun. For those of you I tagged, here is what you need to do.
Open your photo folder on your computer

Open the 6th folder of photos

Select the 6th picture
Post the picture on your blog with a description

Invite six friends to join the challenge

Link your six friends to your blog post

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Blog candy - how awesome!!!!!

Hello Everyone,
One of my fellow demonstrators, Tiffany Bauer is giving away a great blog candy - be sure to check out her blog and join in on the fun. She is off to Hawaii right now but is drawing a winner when she returns. Its an awesome win!!!!!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Be a Demonstrator - now is the best time to join!!

Three Easy Payments for the Starter Kit
From March 13-April 30, 2009 there is a limited-time Three Easy Payments option for purchasing the Starter Kit is intended to benefit you. In these challenging economic times, some you might consider the up-front cost of signing up to be a Stampin' Up! demonstrator a financial barrier. In an effort to assist you in join in on the fun and to remove this possible barrier, we're trying out the Three Easy Payments option. (Any future payment plan offering will be determined at a later date.)The Three Easy Payments option allows you to make a partial initial Starter Kit payment and still receive the Starter Kit right away in order to get your business up and running. Right now is the best time to join because you don't have an all at once up-front cost and you can take advantage of both the Sale-A-Bration Starter Kit discount and the Three Easy Payments option! That's two great financial benefits on top of an additional stamp set free from the current catalog.
How it Works - at the time you sign up, you fills out your Starter Kit form and other paperwork as usual, but must also write "Three Easy Payments option" at the top of each form. (Please note that the Three Easy Payments option is not available through the Online Independent Demonstrator Application. If you wish to take advantage of the offer I must submit your paperwork by mail to Demonstrator Support.) You must also complete a separate Three Easy Payments form , available only through me. Using the credit card information provided on your Three Easy Payments form, Stampin' Up! charges the initial Starter Kit payment (see the table below for a breakdown of payments) on the day paperwork is processed and sends the you the Starter Kit. On or around the 15th day of the two months following the month Stampin' Up! received your paperwork, Stampin' Up! will charge the subsequent payments using the same credit card information provided on the Three Easy Payments form, and the Starter Kit will be paid in full. Stampin' Up! will only accept the same credit card for all three payments, as provided on the Three Easy Payments form. Checks or money orders will not be accepted.
Details and Restrictions - To qualify for the Three Easy Payments option on the discounted Sale-A-Bration Starter Kit price of $169, Starter Kit paperwork and an accompanying Three Easy Payments form must be received by Stampin' Up! (not postmarked) on or before March 31, 2009. Paperwork received after this time will be processed for the regular Starter Kit price of $199. After Sale-A-Bration, to qualify for the Three Easy Payments option on the regular Starter Kit price of $199, Starter Kit paperwork and an accompanying Three Easy Payments form must be received by Stampin' Up! (not postmarked) on or before April 30, 2009. Any Three Easy Payments forms received after this time will not be processed. Demonstrator Support will contact you to determine how you would like to proceed.
Any applicable state taxes will be charged with the first Starter Kit payment. (The full amount of taxes applicable to the total Starter Kit amount will be added to the first payment. No taxes will be applied to the second and third payments.)
If you wish to add the Stampin' Memories Starter Kit add-on for $50.00, this full amount (including any applicable taxes for the add-on) will be added to their initial Starter Kit payment. Any commissions for you as a demonstrator will be held until the final Starter Kit payment is successfully completed. At that point, Stampin' Up! will release commissions to the you the demonstrator. In the event that the second or third payment is unsuccessful, Stampin' Up! will satisfy the payment from you the demonstrator's commissions and if necessary continue to hold commissions until the full Starter Kit payment is satisfied. Any remaining funds will then be released to you the demonstrator.
Payments Breakdown for the Sale-A-Bration Starter Kit Price (March 13-31, 2009)
Starter Kit Payment - Payment Charged
Payment 1 (charged at time kit is entered) $56.34 (+ sales tax)
Payment 2 (charged around April 15th) $56.33
Payment 3 (charged around May 15th) $56.33
Total Payment $169.00
Starter Kit and Memories Add-on Totals
Payment 1 $106.34 (+sales tax)
Payment 2 (charged around April 15th) $56.33
Payment 3 (charged around May 15th) $56.33
Total Payment $219.00
Payments indicated are for the cost of the Starter Kit, and, if selected, the Stampin' Memories add-on, including shipping. They do not include and any applicable state taxes. (Please note that any applicable taxes for the total amount of the Starter Kit and, if selected, Stampin' Memories add-on, price will be added to the first payment.)Payments Breakdown for the Regular Starter Kit Price (April 1-30, 2009)
Starter Kit Payment - Payment Charged
Payment 1 (charged at time kit is entered) $66.34 (+ sales tax)
Payment 2 $66.33 (charged around May 15th)
Payment 3 $66.33 (charged around June 15th)
Total Payment $199.00
Starter Kit and Memories Add-on Totals
Payment 1 $116.34 (+ sales tax)
Payment 2 $66.33 (charged around May 15th)
Payment 3 $66.33 (charged around June 15th)
Total Payment $249.00
Payments indicated are for the cost of the Starter Kit and, if selected, the Stampin' Memories add-on, including shipping. They do not include any applicable state taxes. (Please note that any applicable taxes for the total amount of the Starter Kit and, if selected, Stampin' Memories add-on, price will be added to the first payment.)

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Friday, February 20, 2009

Frame it!!!

Hello Everyone - it's been awhile since I have been able to work on anything - I have been way to busy at home and I am training someone at work right now (and we all know there is where I can get most of my stamping done). So here is what I made this morning for Ann's challenge this week called You've been framed!! The challenge was to make something in a frame. I took a piece of the cardstock that comes in with the scrapbook sets and cut it into 5 1/2x 4 1/4 pieces, taped the 4 pieces together and ran them through the Big shot using the top note die to make my frame. I colored the frame with Night of navy blue marker. Before attaching it to my card I stamped the flower background using pocket silhouettes in So saffron, Old olive, and Always artichoke. I stamped the butterflys from the Branch out stamp set in pretty in pink, and sage shadow. After attaching my frame I used a saying from Thoughts and Prayers - using the large and medium oval punches and some dimensionals attached that. The butterflies on the outside are from a non stampin up punch but the paper is stampin up pretty in pink, and sage shadow. Be sure to join in on Ann's challenges each week.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Say it with stamps!!!

Say it with stamps!! This is my card for Ann's challenge this week, you could not stamp anything but the saying but could use any kind of emblishments you wanted. My saying is a stamp from Michael's or Jo-Ann's this time. I used the cuttlebug border emboss plate for the flowers running it through my big shot, then used chalk to color them yellow/green. I also used a little kiwi kiss ribbon on the bottom and the swirl on top is from the retired hodge podge kit. Be sure to check out Ann's challenges and join in the fun.