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Last Day for $99 Starter Kit

Today is the last day for the $99 Starter Kit special.  If you've been thinking about becoming a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, there isn't a better time than now.

I had the opportunity to pre-order the Pennant Parade stamp set, Just Add Cake Designer Series paper, and Chocolate Chip 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon in June.  I made a couple of cards right away, but then had to start preparing for my convention trip.  I almost forgot to share these with you!

Icecream I paired the Cupcake Builder punch with the Pennant Parade stamp set to create a yummy ice cream cone.  The cone image was stamped with Versamark and embossed with clear embossing powder.


And can also be a party hat!

The pennant parade stamp set is so versatile and a great one to help you start your very own Stampin' Up! business.  It is included in the $99 Starter kit along with the DSP and ribbon.

Plus, you get one of my other favorite new sets---Easy Events--and plenty of business supplies.

And don't forget the FREE project kit!  It is amazing!

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If you have questions, feel free to contact me at [email protected]

Ready to take the plunge?  Sign up now.

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My Final Swap Card

It's hard to believe that I've been home from convention for 1 week already.  I still haven't unpacked everything and there is lots of new rubber that need some ink.  Hopefully, I'll get some stamping in this week and have some new samples to share.

On the last evening of convention, I participated in a shoebox swap with 40+ other demonstrators.  The card below is the one that I designed for the swap.




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You can download a pdf for this card which includes supplies, cutting dimensions, and step-by-step instructions.  If you need to order any of the products used, be sure to visit my Stampin' Up website.

The new Pennant Parade stamp set is part of the $99 Demonstrator Starter Kit.  You still have until July 31st to join my Stamp Docs team.  Contact me for details.

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The Best Card I've Ever Made

Well, at least my husband seems to think so.  He about died when he saw it.  We've been playing a lot of angry birds at my house, and my 13-year old son is mortified when he sees his parents playing a video game.  I thought the sentiment fit perfectly for those of us that are a little older, and still prefer to be a little goofy sometimes.

There is no need to ask for directions.....I've got a downloadable pdf for you that includes all of the supplies, card stock cutting dimensions, a punch guide, and step-by-step instructions.

If you would like to order any of the products used on this card, be sure to visit my Stampin' Up! website.

I've also added some more photos from the Stampin' Up convention to my Facebook page.  There are even some sneak peeks from the Holiday Mini catalog.  While you are there, be sure to LIKE the page so that you'll receive updates.

Now, I'm off to unpack.  You would not believe how much stuff I brought back from Salt Lake City.  I'll have another post for you after I conquer my mountain of laundry and put away all of my goodies.

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Let it Snow

Let me just start by saying that I don't have step-by-step instructions for this card.  So sorry!  However, there are 2 great tutorials on Splitcoaststampers (see below for links) that I followed and I am sure that you will find them very helpful if you want to recreate this card.

To create the sparkling snowman image, check out the Dazzling Diamond Dust tutorial.

This style of card is called a Sliding Pop-Up card and you can find the directions here.


STAMP SET:  Snow Much Fun

INK:  Black StazOn, Real Red, Soft Suede, Baja Breeze, Versamark

PAPER:  Sahara Sand, Basic Black, Real Red, Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Red Patterns Designer Series Paper

ACCESSORIES:  Big Shot, Northern Flurry Embossing Folder, Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Sticky Strip, Modern Label Punch, 1" Circle Punch, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, Designer Label Punch, Blender Pen



And to give you just a little taste of a product coming soon........

Cookie Stamps!  Available October 1st.....just in time for Halloween, Christmas, and Valentine's Day!


I'll be posting more sneak peeks on my Facebook page over the weekend.  Be sure to like my page to stay updated.


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The Best Laid Plans....

I had a fabulous idea for a swap card using the new Petite Pennants Builder Punch.  I created my prototype and was quite pleased with how it turned out.  Unfortunately, it would have required me to punch out 5-6 pennants per card.  The problem was that I had 50 cards to make and my poor thumb has gone numb from punching borders on my other swap cards. 


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The dimensional tree was created by folding 4 of the pennants lengthwise and adhering them together.

So, I went back to the drawing board and simplified my original design.  This time I only had to punch 2 times.  :0)


Still cute, but much easier to mass produce.  You can download the instructions, complete with a supply list and cutting dimensions, by clicking here.


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Convention Garden


So far, this year's convention has lived up to the hype.  There is a gorgeous "garden" of product displays that we have ooohed and ahhhed over all day.  I've got more photos on my Facebook page if you would like to check them out.

The photo above contains all of the products in the Standard Starter kit.  Now is a great time to become a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and there is even a $99 Starter Kit available.  I'm very excited that several of you have expressed interest in the Demonstrator opportunity and can't wait for you to join my team.

For more information on this month's special, visit my website.  You can even sign up instantly to receive all the benefits of becoming a Stampin' Up! demonstrator.  For those that sign up before Saturday, July 16th, I'll also be sending you some convention goodies.

Even though I am at convention, I am able to check email a few times a day.  Don't hesitate to email me if you have any questions.

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It's Convention Time!

I arrived in Salt Lake City this morning and it has already been a whirlwind of a day.  Tonight is our kick-off party and I'll be participating in my first swap. 

If all goes well this week, I'm going to be sharing each one of my swap cards.  PLUS, for most of the cards, I'll have downloadable instructions available with a complete supply list and cutting dimensions.

This is my swap for USTAMP with Dawn & Friends:



Download the Instructions Here

Not sure why the first photo looks funny--colors are more accurate in the bottom two photos


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Get the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog Here!

Over 240 pages of stamping goodness is inside.....get yours now!Catalogs are $5 each, plus $4.95 for USPS Priority Mail Shipping.  You'll also receive my exclusive coupons to use on a future purchase.

There is no charge for shipping if you would like to pick up the catalog at my home or office.


Catalog will be shipped within 2 business days of payment.



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$99 Starter Kit


$99 Starter Kit + Free Project Kit!

During July, you can join the Stampin' Up! family as a demonstrator for only $99! This limited time Starter Kit—valued at $185—comes with the following high-quality products:

  • Easy Events Clear-Mount Set*
  • Pennant Parade Wood-Mount Set*
  • Basic Black Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Brights 8-1/2" x 11" Assorted Card Stock
  • Just Add Cake Designer Series Paper*
  • Chocolate Chip 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon*
  • Note Cards (20)
  • Clear-Mount Block C
  • Blender Pen (1)
  • SNAIL Adhesive
  • Business supplies

*Brand new to the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog!

Plus, join in July and get a FREE Christmas Keepsake project kit—a $40 value! Imagine an afternoon spent chatting with friends while creating something beautiful—isn't that what Stampin' Up! is all about? But act now because this special kit is only available as part of this limited-time offer.

Join Stampin' Up! in July and get brand-new products, including an exclusive project kit—all for just $99! 

Contact me to get started today!



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