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Christmas in July

I want to say a big "Thank You" to everyone that has sent their congratulations about the Artisan Award.  I'm still in shock over the whole thing and trying hard to remain calm until convention.  It's going to be a long couple of weeks!

Luckily, I still have several classes and tons of swaps to complete before I leave for Convention.  My next card class is "Christmas in July" featuring the new Chock Full of Cheer stamp set.

ChristmasinjulyChristmas in July Stamp-a-Stack

Sunday, July 8th from 2pm--4pm

at The Stamp Pad, 1785 E. Lincoln Road, Kokomo, IN  46902

Cost is $25 per person and includes all supplies except adhesive.

You can sign up by clicking here.

 

Class Kit by Mail

For those that are interested in a class kit by mail, here is how it works:

You'll receive all of the pre-cut card stock and ribbon plus envelopes to complete 8 cards.  I take care of all the embossing and die-cutting for you, as well as most of the punching.  The kits will ship on July 9th, the day after my local class.  You will receive a pdf with step-by-step instructions for each card.

You will need the following items to complete the cards:
Chock Full of Cheer Stamp Set
Ink Pads:  Cherry Cobbler & Gumball Green
Punches:  1" circle and 1-3/4" Circle
Adhesive:  SNAIL and Dimensionals

The cost is $25 and includes shipping.  Let me know if you would like a kit and I can send you an invoice through Paypal.  You can email me at melissa@thestampdoc.com

Have a great week!

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It's a Good Day

Last night around 8:30pm, Bella was sitting next to her daddy on the couch, playing games on my Iphone (which was on vibrate). He says "Take the phone to mommy, she's getting a call from Utah."

The next few minutes are a blur, as I found out that I am an Artisan Award finalist.  This is an amazing honor and I'm still in a bit of shock. 

Stampin' Up! will announce ten Design Team members at convention next month.  I'm sure the shock will turn into another round of pins and needles soon.  The lady on the phone said that all of the finalists projects will be on display at convention.  I absolutely can't wait to see them!  And I can't wait to share my projects with YOU!

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Retired Stamp Sets for Sale

Click Here to view my Retired Stamp Sets for Sale

I've just posted a list of all my retired stamp sets.  If you missed the garage sale last weekend, we will have one more local sale opportunity.  Come visit us on Sunday, June 24th from 2pm--4pm at the Stamp Shack, 118 S. Buckeye Street, Kokomo, Indiana.

There is still time to sign up for the Summer Scrapbook Club.  I know you will love the bright & cheery layouts that we'll be creating over the next 3 months.  This is a fabulous way to start & FINISH an entire album!  Learn More

I'm currently finishing up some design projects for the next round of UStamp, opening this Friday!  You can join by visiting the UStamp website.

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And I really hate to do this, but I'll soon be sharing the projects for my upcoming Christmas in July Stamp-a-Stack.  It just doesn't seem right to talk about Christmas this early, does it? 

Have a great stampin' week!

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Summer Scrapbook Club

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Would you like to complete an entire scrapbook album this summer?

Then, the Summer Scrapbook Club is designed for you!

Each month (June, July, August), you'll receive a Simply Scrappin' Kit and directions for creating 3, 2-page 12" x 12" layouts. 

The picture above is a sneak peek of the June layouts from the Pinwheels on Parade kit.  At the end of summer, you'll have 18 pages completed!

There are 3 options available.

OPTION 1:  Cost is $35 per month plus $5 S/H (each month), if applicable.

OPTION 2:  Save $10 by pre-paying for all 3 months.  $95 + $5 S/H, if applicable.

OPTION 3:  Tutorials only are $15 per month.

The Fine Print

Local customers have the option of attending a class each month.  See my events calendar for dates. 

Kits will ship 2 times per month:

  • If you order between the 1st and 15th of the month, your kit will ship on or before the 30th of the month.
  • If you order between the 16th and 31st of the month, your kit will ship on or before the 15th of the following month.

Kits are shipped in 12" cardboard boxes so that they will arrive in excellent condition.

You will need basic supplies to complete the layouts:  SNAIL adhesive, Stampin' Dimensionals, scissors, and a paper trimmer.  You may order any of these items through my Stampin' Up! website.

Instructions for the layouts will be available on the 30th of each month.

Club members that complete all 3 months are eligible to receive a 20% discount on any album pictured on page 169 of the 2012-2013 Stampin' Up! annual catalog.

Ready to sign up?  Click here to make payment arrangements.

 

 

 

 

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For the Boys (Part 3)

Today I'm sharing the final card from the For the Boys Stamp-a-Stack.  This card features the I Dig You stamp set and is just perfect for little boys.

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Check out the crystal effects on the main body of the dump truck. It gives it a super shiny look!  I also cut out the main part of the truck and popped it up with dimensionals.

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I actually created 3 different cards using the stamp set, as it would be nice to have several of these cards on hand for little boy birthdays.  The card size is 3" x 3" which is wonderful to attach to any gift.

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I hope you've enjoyed all of the masculine cards.  Check back here on Friday and I'll have information on the SUMMER SCRAPBOOK CLUB.  You are going to love it!

Happy Stampin'

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For the Boys (Part 2)

Click here for information on my upcoming Scrapbooking Retreat.

Click here for New Catalog Product Shares.

It's time to share another card from my For the Boys Stamp-a-Stack.  Living near Indianapolis, I know quite a few men that are car enthusiasts.  The Need for Speed stamp set is perfect for boys who like big toys. 

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The colors used on this card are Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Basic Black, and Real Red.  The car image was stamped with a Black Staz-on pad, then colored with a Blender pen and Real Red ink to give it a watercolored look.

The greeting is from the Itty Bitty Banners stamp set, which coordinates perfectly with the Bitty Banners Framelits Dies.

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One of the first things I ordered from the new catalog is the Chevron embossing folder.  I love, love, love Chevrons and I expect you'll see me using it alot.

In fact, one of my Artisan Award projects featured a hand-crafted Chevron pattern.  I'm sitting on pins & needles as the winners will be called this week.  As much as I would love to win, I'll be okay with not winning as long as I can share my projects with you.  Creating some wonderful projects and not being able to show them to anyone is killing me!!!

I'll be back on Wednesday with the final card from the For the Boys card class.

Happy Stampin'

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For the Boys Class (Part 1)

Today I held my For the Boys Stamp-a-Stack featuring masculine cards.  My customers have been requesting this class for a long time and I think that everyone in attendance really enjoyed it.  I shared the first card one month ago and you can see it here.  I'll be sharing the other 3 cards with you this week.

This card is actually my favorite from the class.  I love how simple, but striking the Tool Shed background stamp set can be!

Fathersday

The colors used on this card are Sahara Sand and Early Espresso. 

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The greeting is from the Delightful Dozen stamp set and was cut out with the Big Shot and the new Apothecary Accents Framelits.  The edges were sponged with Early Espresso ink.

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And check out this cute button!  It is one of the new Naturals Designer Buttons and was tied on with Early Espresso Baker's Twine.

A few of my customers asked me to continue to offer the NEW catalog product samplers.  You can get more information abou the samplers here.  It is a great way to sample many of the new products with a smaller investment.

I also hope to have more information later this week about my new Summer Scrapbook Club.  For those that are wondering......I am working on a plan for my long-distance customers.  Stay tuned!

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New Catalog & New Specials

CatalogView the 2012-2013 Annual Catalog Online (Flash)

2012-2013 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog PDF (this is a large file!)

Stampin' Supplies List

You can now order from the new catalog.  I think you'll find an amazing variety of new stamp sets and the re-vamped foam ink pads are to die for!  Take a look and be sure to leave me a comment about your favorite new product.

Plus, there are 2 new specials!

Hostess Special

Dates: June 1 - July 31, 2012
Details: During June and July, hostesses who hold a minimum $450 workshop (excluding shipping/tax) will receive an additional $50 in hostess FREE merchandise dollars--that's in addition to the $65 they already receive for a $450 workshop!

This is a hostess program for workshops only, online orders are not eligible.

Join my team

You all know that Stampin' Up!'s totally customizable starter kit is at it's new permanent low price of $99, right? 
Look what else you can get FREE this month only.
You also get products from the brand-new Patio Party Suite absolutely FREE, including the Make a Cake Stamp Set, Patio Party Designer Series Paper, and the Patio Party Digital Collection DVD!
That's an additional $48 in products....absolutely FREE!
Joining Stampin' Up! is easy.  You can sign up online through my Demonstrator Business Website.  I would love to have you join the Stamp Docs team!
Happy Stampin'
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