1/25/11


It's here! Stampin' Up!'s biggest promotion of the year!!!

Dates: January 25-March 31, 2011

3 Ways to take advantage of this great offer:

1.  Customers receive a free Sale-A-Bration product for every $50 they spend (before tax and shipping)!

2.  Hostesses receive a free Sale-A-Bration product for every $300 in workshop sales*, in addition to the regular hostess benefits!

*Note: This benefit is only available on qualifying customer, demonstrator, and workshop orders. Online orders do not qualify.

3.  New recruits receive 15 percent off their Starter Kit (Standard or Digital+), plus a special Sale-A-Bration bonus bundle valued up to $50!

I am placing a SAB order tomorrow night if anyone would like to add their own order to it. 
Combined orders receive better shipping rates than indivudual orders, so take advantage of this offer!

1/24/11

A Personal Note...

Hello stampin' friends,
Those of you that regularly look at my blog have probably noticed that I have not been posting as much as usual, so I thought I would share why. I am not usually one for putting all my personal business "out there", but I felt that this would be easier than having to tell each of my customers and stamping friends individually. I currently have a few big changes happening in my personal life, the biggest one is the fact that my husband and I are separating and the girls and I are moving to our own place in a couple of weeks.  Now before you start feeling sad for me, I want to say that this change will be a positive one for our family, all of us, including my husband.  I think once we all get over the big transition, our lives will be filled with positivity, peace and happiness and I know for sure that I will find out how strong I really am...lol!  I know there will be challenges and it is scary, but it is truly time for a change for me and my girls.  If you are one of my local stamping friends, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for being so supportive of me, my family and my Stampin' Up! business.  I plan to grow my business even more, so I can have even more financial stability with my new "single mom" status...so don't be surprised if you begin to see a ton of classes appear on my schedule in the near future. Stamping has been a godsend for me and I am not about to cut back on what makes me happy, brings me new friends and adds to my income.  So, say a little prayer for me, think good thoughts or wish good karma, whatever you believe in, and know that I have made it this far with the wonderful support of all of you, my friends and sisters.  And keep watching for some new creations over the next few days!

God Bless,
Julie

1/21/11

Swap Card

(Photo courtesy of Laura Pinto Nguyen)

I was recently invited to join a swap that was hosted by Laura Pinto Nguyen and this is the card I created for it.  This card is FULL of new Spring Mini products.  The stamp sets that I chose were Nature Walk and You're a Gem.  I absolutely love anything with birds, birdcages or butterflies so Nature Walk was right up my alley.  I love the vintage feel to it.  Some new accessories that I used were the Rose Red Seam Binding (OMG, love it!) and the Vintage Flower Adornments.  I love these little roses, just put a dimensional on the back and you are ready to go.  I also used the Framed Tulips Textured Impressions Folder to add a little flair to the base of my card.  I also added a couple of our smallest adhesive pearls to the upper right hand corner of the card. The color combo that I chose for this project is Baja Breeze, Soft Suede, Rose Red, River Rock and Very Vanilla.  I sponged a little bit of Soft Suede around the edges of some of the layers to add a little more "vintage" to the card.  The words, "love life, live life" are from You're a Gem and I punched and mounted them with the Small, Large and Scalloped Oval Punches.  What do you think?

1/17/11

Valentine Gifts


Hello friends, long time no see!
As I posted in my last entry, my personal life has gotten a little crazy, so I was MIA for awhile and might be for a few more days this month.  More about that in a later post. I am back tonight with a new project! Here are some cute little Valentine Gifts that I created to sell at Vintage Market.  These were some lip balms that I recently picked up at Target and I immediately zoned in on the Eiffel Tower theme, so I knew I had to grab a few and wrap them up Stampin' Up! style!  I put each one in one of our Large Cello Bags and added some shred.  I then hand stamped a matching tag in Black, Whisper White and Rose Red using "Artistic Etchings" and the swirly image from "Simple Friendship".  I was out of my SU ribbon, so I grabbed some off brand from my stash as well as these paper flowers, but I think this project would look even better with our Basic Black Satin Ribbon!  You can also stamp the swirly image on our paper flowers.  I have our paper flowers, but I try to save my best SU supplies for my workshops and classes and try to use up my off brand "stash" for the things I sell at the shops.


Here is another look:

1/12/11

Stay tuned....

Nothing new to share right now.  I have a few things that I need to get organized in my personal life and then I will have time to play catch up.  Natalie's 12th birthday party is this weekend and I also need to get ready for that.  I will return in a few days with some new projects.

1/3/11

Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers!


Happy New Year, friends!
 Some new baby cards that I whipped up for Vintage Market.  When I used this stamp on my previous  baby cards, they sold out very quickly, so I will give it another try....LoL!  The stamp is from the Stampin' Up! set "Puns from the Past" which I just love!  Perfect for vintage projects.  The cardstock, ribbon, button and punches are also from our wonderful line, the floral DSP from my stash and the news print is from our new Spring Mini Catalog, just $9.95 for 24 double sided sheets.  I will be using this in a lot of future projects, as I love the vintage feel of it.  Ok, I think I used the word "vintage" way to many times for one post, but I cannot help it, that is where my heart lies.  Thanks for looking!