Saturday, May 31, 2008

Beautiful Saturday Morning

Good Morning!

It is such beautiful day here in Vernon, BC. I am so enjoying the sunshine. Saturdays are my cleaning day and I just dread being inside. I plan to hurry everything up a bit so that I can actually spend some time outside.

This past week I had a small stamping "Customer Appreciation" evening. I say small because 5 stampers came to join me but boy did we have fun making these cute photo holders. This was my "surprise" craft for the evening. The other item that everyone made were "paper clip bookmarks" as shown in my newsletter and which I will share another day.

  • Tart & Tangy (mini catalog has been extended to the end of June)
  • Warm Words
  • Summer Picnic Designer Series Paper (mini catalog)
  • Real Red Cardstock
  • Accessories: punch, brad, Certainly Celery Grosgrain and Bashful Blue Taffeta ribbon
  • Jumbo Paper clips (Staples)

We also placed an order and drew names for who got to have the free hostess set and who got to have the extra $$ to spend on Stampin' Up! goodies. Monica was the lucky gal who got the set and she chose "A Little Bit of Happiness". Sherry's name was drawn for the $$ and she spent it well on accessories she was wanting to try.

Sign up for the next "Stamper's Club" was also available, I have a questionaire for anyone wishing to join. Feel free to download and email to me so I can make plans for this.

Watch for my upcoming classes in my newsletter. A "Tart and Tangy" class is in the works...

Stampers' Club

Need to “Schedule” Some Time to Stamp?Hey, we’re ALL busy women, so why is it that the things we enjoy the most always seem to get left out of our busy schedules?It’s important to make time for YOU in between everything you do for your job & your family.Why not schedule one night a month for a fun night out with the girls to learn new Stampin' projects & techniques?

Oh, did I mention you can save a bundle, too?It’s Easy to Do:Join my Stampers’ Club!!This group will meet monthly at my place (attendance is optional, of course) where you will get to make FREE projects that night. If your schedule won't allow you to make it to the classes, it's still worth joining the Club for all the other benefits you'll receive … without having to clean house or invite guests to host a workshop!

*Your monthly order commitment is only $37.50 of product per month for a 6 month period.Club members receive the new "Fall/Winter Idea Book & Catalogue" on their first night. That's a FREE Idea Book - a savings of $13 just for joining!Each club member receives free Hostess benefits for one of her 6 months. Basic hostess benefits include a Level 1 Hostess set and at least $20 in free catalogue merchandise of your choice. During the month you are the designated “Hostess”, you may choose to collect and submit additional orders from friends and family to boost your sales total and thus increase your hostess benefits. That means more fun and more FREE products for you.

*I will be making calculations based on my questionaire for this round of sign ups. I will do my best to put you in a group that has the same interests and budgeting limits.

ADDITIONAL CLUB BENEFITS: Club members also receive a discount on many of my other classes throughout the year. Bulk purchase opportunities will also be offered exclusively to Club members from time to time.

GUEST POLICY: You are more than welcome to bring a guest along with you to our stamping nights, however I ask that you RSVP their spot beforehand so that I can have enough materials prepared. There is NO charge for a first-time guest! Repeat attendance is $5.00 with no order OR FREE if they place a $25+ order that evening . Bring a friend to try it out!

HOSTESS GUESTS: The Hostess can bring any number of guests during her hostess month. If you have 3 or more friends who want to attend, I suggest we arrange a private workshop during your hostess month, to maximize their fun. This is a GREAT way to increase your FREE merchandise amount, and I can customize your workshop to your requests. Just let me know if you want to reserve an additional workshop date during your club month!

All orders will ship to my Place for proper sorting and distribution. You can either pick up your order when it arrives or you can choose to pick it up at the following month’s meeting night.Minimum purchase price does not include shipping or tax. Outside Vernon- additional shipping charges may apply.

Should a member desire to withdraw from the club before the 6 month cycle is over, they are responsible for finding a replacement for their spot.

HAVE QUESTIONS? READY TO JOIN? Call me at 545-1072 Or download my new questionaire here and email it to me.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Baby Thank You Notes

It was high time I got these done for my Daughter-in-Law (boy it feels strange to say that instead of son's Girlfriend, but really really cool) She was able to hand them all out and cross one more thing off her list.

I stamped these using
  • bashful blue cardstock
  • ballet blue cardstock
  • bashful blue classic ink
  • bashful blue stampin' write marker
  • Year after Year Stamp set
  • accessories: brads, punches, hemp and gingham ribbon

As you can see, the dark faux buttons were created using first the1/16"punch and cutting 2 holes, and then the 1/2" circle punch around them. This created a "button" look to accent the cards. Give it a try, maybe even emboss them first...

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Wonderful You

Hello everyone, I am finally back after the wedding festivities and preparations. I have been stamping off and on...
Last month, this stamp set "Wonderful You" was on special. I wasn't going to indulge in anymore stamp sets until I have sold off some of my "retired" sets first. Well, one of my great clients was more than gracious and allowed me to use her set when it first arrived. I needed a card for my daughter's birthday so this is what I came up with. After that (and a few more card trial and errors) I knew I had to have this set... Enjoy!

Oh yes, I also used my cuttlebug on the base of the card.

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Loonies for Littles Campaign

Purchase a Loonies for Littles Stampin' Kit for $32.50 ($34.95 special offer price less a seven percent price adjustment) and Stampin' Up! will donate $2 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada (BBBSCA). The Loonies for Littles campaign benefits the "Littles" (kids) and "Bigs" (adult volunteers) in the BBBSCA's In-School Mentoring program. The Loonies for Littles Stampin' Kit creates a beautiful journal/mini scrapbook and includes the following:

  • Exclusive double-mounted Good Together stamp set

  • One 5" x 5" On Board Art Journal

  • Two sheets of double-sided Designer Series paper from Boho Blend Simply Scrappin'

  • Three sheets of self-adhesive die cuts from Boho Blend Simply Scrappin'

  • Four sheets of 12" x 12" textured card stock

  • Two Classic Stampin' Spots: 1 Old Olive, 1 Pumpkin Pie

  • Full-color insert with photos of projects, along with step-by-step instructions

  • One Craft Keeper

This kit, including the stamp set, was designed exclusively for this campaign and will not be offered again after May 31, 2008. This offer is available only in Canada. Check out the completed project and kit HERE!

Monday, May 05, 2008

Cutting Combo Pack Special Offer

During the month of May, buy a Cutting Mat and get a Hobby Blade for FREE! The Hobby Blade and Cutting Mat are perfect for cutting Designer Series paper and card stock to layer over Stampin’ Up!’s On Board products!

Sunday, May 04, 2008

Expand Your Toolbox

Stampin’ Up!’s helping you expand your toolbox! For the entire month of May, join Stampin’ Up! as a demonstrator and get 20 percent off the Starter Kit, plus a FREE tin of qualifying Hodgepodge Hardware® (a $35.95 value!).To take advantage of any or all of these very special, limited-time offers, contact me today!
If you'd like an information package mailed to you please email me! If you live in Canada I can provide all the support you'll need to make a successful business happen. Please visit my personal website and click on the First Impressions video link to learn more about the company! You can sign up online through the same link but I prefer a more personal approach so please email me so we can chat and I can give you my password for completeing your documents online.

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Get On Board with Chipboard!

For the month of May, when you spend $40 on any Stampin’ Up! ® products, you’ll get 25% off all On Board chipboard products on pages 178-179 of the Spring-Summer Collection 2008!Stampin’ Up!’s On Board chipboard collections offer a fun and easy way to embellish projects, create custom greetings, and decorate scrapbook pages. For an added bonus, May hostesses will have the opportunity to use their hostess benefits to get chipboard at a 25% discount with no additional purchase required!