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Posts from August 2008

A Special Treat for Demonstrators & Hostesses

Cardstock Ring

I've always like having a cardstock sampler ring to take to workshops and show my customers.  These rings are also very nice for coordinating your colors for cards, scrapbook pages, etc.

My blog readership is steadily increasing and I owe much of that to my demonstrator friends.  As my gift to you, I am providing you with the word document to create the labels for your very own cardstock ring!  These make great hostess gifts and it's also a fun project to complete with your downline.

Download 08-09_Color_Labels.doc

I will be giving a FREE cardstock sampler ring to all of my workshop and book party hostesses from now until the end of December.  There are 2 dates on my September calendar available for home workshops:  September 13 and September 17.  If you book one of those two dates, you'll receive the Idea Book & Catalog, a cardstock sampler ring, and a special surprise gift.  Contact me today to book your next workshop.  Additional dates are available October--December and book parties are always welcome ($150 minimum order).

Cardstock sampler rings are also available for purchase in the Stamp Doc Shop.

Have a safe & happy weekend!


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The Stamp Doc Shop is Open Again!

Paper Bag 1 I am so excited to share this news with you!  Today I am launching the new & improved STAMP DOC SHOP.  Here you'll find great class kits to go & demonstrator class planners.

The first two classes are available to order now and I will be adding more classes soon.  Be sure to sign up for the email updates to find out about new class offerings as soon as they are released.

Flip Album 1

I will also be selling completed items in my etsy shop.  This is a great alternative for the busy person that wants to give a personalized and heartfelt gift. 

Although the initial offering is small, I have plans to grow this aspect of my business this year.  If there is something you would like to see, or if you have any helpful suggestions, feel free to contact me.  I am here to serve you!

Happy Stampin'


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New Catalog


The brand-new Stampin' Up!® catalog is full of things you'll love! Inside the 208 pages of this catalog, you will discover exclusive stamp sets, stampin' techniques, high-quality accessories, and a wealth of wonderful project ideas.

You can always download our catalog but there is nothing like having the physical copy. We call it a catalog but it is so much more. It's a treasure chest of ideas with full-color pictures, supply lists, and personalized service from me, your independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator. It is backed by 20 years of quality, award-winning designs and innovation.

When you have the catalog you can share an inspiring project with your friends, skim project ideas while you are waiting for an appointment, earn rewards by combining orders with friends and family for a catalog party, plan handmade holiday gifts or copy a card idea for the birthday card you forgot to make for Uncle Bill.

Contact me to pick-up your copy or download our online catalog by selecting the link below.

Download Fall-Winter 2008 Idea Book & Catalog (PDF File)


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15% Off New Stamps!




Never before has Stampin' Up! offered a discount on brand-new stamp sets!

From August 11-September 30, enjoy a 15% discount on select brand-new, die-cut stamp sets from the Fall-Winter 2008 Idea Book & Catalog--no additional purchase necessary!

 Item #  Page #  Description  Regular Price  Promotional Price
 111690  32  Snow Swirled  $24.95  $21.21
 111586  55  It's a Stretch  $23.95  $20.36
 111544  81  Putt Putt  $24.95  $21.21
 11626  91  Eastern Blooms  $21.95  $18.66


 Pocket Silhouettes  $18.95  $16.11
 111710  101  Upsy Daisy  $18.95  $16.11
 11156  109  Under the Stars  $29.95  $25.46
 111644  145  Heard from the Heart  $22.95  $19.51
 111570  157  Contempo Alphabet  $40.95  $34.81
 109381  23   Felicidades Siempre*  $17.95  $15.26

*From Celebrando Creatividad

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$99 Starter Kits

Demo promo  

Becoming a Stampin' Up! demonstrator has never been easier! From August 11 through October 11, you can choose from three different Starter Kits* with three different focuses, depending on your interests--and each one is only $99!

Stamp-Focused Starter Kit

 Fun & Fast Notes stamp set  p. 67
 Whisper White card stock (8-1/2" x 11")  p. 163
 Bold Brights card stock assortment (8-1/2" x 11")  p. 164
 Basic Black Classic Stampin' Pad  p. 163
 SNAIL Adhesive  p. 191

Scrapbook-Focused Starter Kit

 Contempo Alphabet stamp set  p. 157
 Simply Scrappin' Petal Party  p. 175
 Pixie Pink Classic Stampin' Pad  p. 164

Home Décor-Focused Starter Kit

 Inspired by Nature stamp set  p. 100
 Décor Elements Chocolate Classic Ff  See Décor Elements brochure
 Décor Elements Medium Chocolate Long Stem Silhouettes  See Décor Elements brochure
 Décor Elements Applicator  See Décor Elements brochure
 Kiwi Kiss Classic Stampin' Pad  p. 162

*Each kit also includes the same business supplies that are found in the standard Starter Kit (the Home Décor-Focused Starter Kit also includes 25 Décor Elements brochures). While all items in the Starter Kits are recommended, a new demonstrator may substitute a like item of equal or lesser value.

If you want even more product, select our standard $199 Starter Kit during this promotion and get a stamp set of your choice from the catalog for free--up to a $41.95 value!

There's never been a better time to join the Stampin' Up! family.  To join my team, visit and use the password "thestampdoc".  I'd love to help you get started!



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Stampin' Techniques Club

I was very excited to see a new 8-1/2" x 8-1/2" chipboard album in the new Fall & Winter Idea Book.  My first thought was that this would be an awesome size for a technique album, so I immediately put together a new club idea.

Sign up to make a $15 purchase (prior to shipping & handling) each month for 10 months.  You'll make or receive a hand-stamped technique page like the one below each month, PLUS you'll get a FREE Fall & Winter Idea Book & Catalog and hostess benefits once during your club term.

Poppin pastels

The chipboard album (optional) sells for $13.95 and you'll be able to decorate it to suit your tastes.  The club will begin in September and orders will be due by the 15th of each month.  You can pay by Paypal, check, Visa, Mastercard, or Discover.

Local customers will be able to attend a special class each month, and long-distance customers will receive their technique page with their monthly orders.

I hope you'll join me in creating the ultimate book of techniques.  Email me at to join!

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Still can't believe I won!

First, a little background.....

I have been a demonstrator for 6-1/2 years and have only missed 1 Leadership and 1 Convention during that time.  I've attended almost every regional seminar within 6 hours of my home, too.

At all those events, I have only won one door prize.  It was at Leadership 3 years ago.  Stampin' Up! would show the stamp set they were giving away, then display names on the big screen of the people who won.  If you won, you were to stand up, hoot & holler until someone brought you the stamp set.  Well, they displayed the (my opinion) most unattractive stamp set from the upcoming catalog on the big screen, then up went my name.  I wasn't too excited about winning an ugly stamp set, but I stood up anyway.  As I did, my brand new digital camera falls onto the floor and busts open.  Now I'm really not happy, but everyone is wanted me to act "excited".  NO, not going to happen.  Sorry to disappoint.

Now at Stampin' Up! events, we are given patterned wrist bracelets and you win when your bracelet appears on screen.  This year, I won something GOOD and I was very happy!

I won a scallop edge punch, Haiku designer series paper, and the Bella Blooms stamp set.  Since you won't be able to see these items until next week, here is your sneak peek at my first project:

Haiku page

The coordinating colors are So Saffron, More Mustard, Tangerine Tango, and Old Olive.  I also used the Eastern Blooms stamp set that we received FREE at check-in.

Don't you just love this combo?  We'll be making these pages at the August scrapbook clubs.  There are still some openings if you would like to join.  Contact me today for more information.

Happy Stampin'


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When Bears Fly

One of my favorite presenters at convention is Brent Steele. Every year he demonstrates a very creative "bird" card and this year was no exception! Click on the picture for a closer look.

Flying Bear CardOf course you can't tell from the picture, but there is a tab at the bottom of the card that you push and pull to make the bear flap his wings, or arms.

The bear is from the stamp set "Under the Stars" and will be available to order on August 11th.And get will be on sale for 15% off, too! Contact me today if you would like to add this set to your wish list or if you would like a copy of the upcoming Fall & Winter 2008 Idea Book from Stampin' Up!

Happy Stampin'


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BIG news from Convention 2008

Big Shot with Bag

The biggest announcement at Convention 2008 was that Stampin' UP! has partnered with Sizzix to create an exclusive Big Shot, bag, and dies!  The Big Shot is capable of cutting through an amazing number of materials including chipboard and fabric.

One of the biggest "wow"s I saw with the machine is the shirt below.  This employee decorated her standard issue shirt by ironing fusible web onto her fabric, then cutting the shapes with the Big Shot.

Think of all the possibilities!

Sizzix Shirt

The Big Shot and exclusive dies will be available to order on September 2nd.

Happy Stampin'


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