Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The New Clearance Rack!!

Stampin' Up! is launching a new section of the online store called the Clearance Rack.
This is a fantastic opportunity to pick up some fabulous product at very reduced prices.
Same great quality at a new great price.
The Clearance Rack is only available at my Online Store. (Icon located on side bar.)
All sales of Clearance Rack items are final. No returns or exchanges will be accepted, except in the case of defective product.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):

Q: Why does the order have to be placed online?
A: Because the products are only available while supplies last, promoting and taking orders for these items in a workshop setting can result in problems in figuring workshop totals, hostess benefits, and actual delivery of the product. It is very possible that when you place an order for one of these items in a workshop setting, that item will be sold out before I have the opportunity to place the order.

Q: Is the Clearance Rack a promotion?
A: The Clearance Rack is not a promotion and has no end date. The intent is for the Clearance Rack to be a permanent part of the online store.

Q: How often will the Clearance Rack be updated with new items?
A: There is no set schedule. Clearance Rack items will be posted and removed based on inventory levels. Because there is no schedule, please check back regularly on my Online Store for new postings.

Q: If you run out of a certain item, will you restock your inventory and post it for sale again?
A: No. Clearance Rack items are retired, discontinued items and are only available while supplies last.

Q: Where can I see a list of available Clearance Rack items?
A: To see the available items, simply visit the online store. Or simply click HERE!

Friday, September 25, 2009

A fun technique for clean fingers!!

I am a very messy stamper. If I can make a project without getting ink somewhere it isn't supposed to be, I celebrate.....literally!
However, messy or not, I LOVE to create. In the process of creating, I found a solution to my sponging mess!! A large metal clip!! See...look here!

No Ink on my Fingers to transfer onto my paper!! Oh Heavenly Bliss!!
I am now going to label each one with the color name and create whole new sponging families.
Organized sponges and no messy fingers.
Oh Happy Day!

"MISS" September Swap

By now, most of you know that I participate in Jeanna's "MISS" monthly card swap. I love that when I sign up it is based on stamp set so I know that I will be receiving several different designs back that use that particular set.
This month I signed up for "Things I Love" and "Medallion".
Here are my submissions:

Stamp Set: Things I Love
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Whisper White
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink
Accessories: Scallop border punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Three Flower Punch (roses), Pretty in Pink Grograin Ribbon, brad punch

Stamp Set: Medallion, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Whisper White, Glossy White, Basic Black
Ink: Taken with Teal, Apricot Appeal, Versamark
Accessories: Scallop Border punch, White satin ribbon, Rhinestone Brad, White embossing powder, sponges

I will share what I receive back with you when they arrive so don't go far!! And don't forget that you too can sign up to swap with Jeanna. You do not have to be a demonstrator!!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

A Yuletide Christmas Story-Card

I am so getting into the mood for Christmas!! This is a card that I created for Cricket's swap. It was so simple yet it felt like I was getting ready to read a Christmas story. And of course, you can't beat the feeling of using brand new products from our Holiday Mini Catalog.

Stamp Set: Yuletide Christmas (116855)
Ink: Garden Green, Gold, Versamark
Paper: Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Merry Moments DSP, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Paper Snips, Mistletoe Ribbon Originals (116792), Vanilla HodgePodge ribbon slidder
So, with a little ho ho holiday spirit ......
I hope this inspires you today!!

September Stamp Camp projects

If you missed our September Stamp Camp, here is a recap of our projects and the basic recipe.
K.I.S.S. (Keeping it Simply Simple)
Paper: Whisper White CS
Stamp Set: Patterned Pines, Four the Holidays
Ink: Garden Green, YoYo Yellow, Real Red
Accessories: Real Red grosgrain ribbon,
Big Shot: Petals a Plenty embossing folder
Top Note Die
September Scrapbook Page
Paper: Night of Navy, Basic Black, Whisper White, More Mustard, Real Red, Old Olive
Accessories: Chocolate Chip marker, Unibal Sgno Gel pen, Tab punch, Oval Scallop punch
Big Shot: Timeless Type Die
Spooky Sweet Treat Cup Card
Stamp Set: Sweet Centers
Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Certainly Celery, Whisper White
Ink: Elegant Eggplant
Accessories: Orchard Ribbon Original (eggplant ric-rac), 1 1/4" punch, 1 3/8" punch

A Disney Inspire Haunted Holiday Card
(yes...I am in the mood for some Disney magic! This card reminds me so much of Main Street during Halloween)
Stamp Set: From the Crypt
Ink: Old Olive, Basic Black
Paper: Elegant Eggplant, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Cast-A-Spell DSP, Basic Black
Accessories: 1 1/4" Pumpkin Pie Striped Grograin ribbon, 1/4" Basic Black grograin ribbon

Hope you have a Spooktacular Time!!

Friday, September 4, 2009

My Digital Studio...My first project

Guess what came in my mail today?
Stampin' Up's brand spankin' new....My Digital Studio!!!

I am speechless. This was so unbelievably easy to do.
Are you afraid to take the Digi Plunge?
Come on now. Be honest.
I was.
I was very afraid.
I think that I was more afraid that I would love it.
And guess what?
If you don't like what you are can delete! :)
No messy mess!
And....did you know that My Digital Studio is so much more than just Digital Scrapbooking?
It is photo editing, card making, project enabling for calenders and just so much more...
Did I forget to tell you that there is also a video component too?
Oh the things I can think.....

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

The New Holiday Mini Catalog is Live!!

The FABULOUS new Holiday Mini products are available beginning today*
There is also a great new hostess special too!

First, here is the new Holiday Mini if you have not seen it yet:

You can click HERE to go straight to the Holiday Mini Online
And secondly, here's what the Hostess Special is all about (Sept. 1-Nov. 30):

Host a workshop totaling $250 or more and choose any one item* from the 2009 Holiday Mini Catalog for only $10! Offer excludes hostess sets and My Digital Studio.
This offer is valid for workshop orders only, and does not apply to online orders.

On October 1, when My Digital Studio is released to customers,
this offer will become even Sweeter:

Host a workshop of at least $400 and get My Digital Studio for 50 percent off the retail price (retail price: $79.95; promotional price: $39.97)!

After My Digital Studio is released to customers on October 1, hostesses who hold a $400 workshop will be eligible for both a $10 Holiday Mini item and 50-percent off My Digital Studio.
I know many of you are so excited about this new promotion and Holiday Mini as my calendar is quickly getting booked. If you are interested in the Sweet Hostess Special, please contact me ASAP to make sure you that you get to take advantage of this spectacular offer.
*Please note that the My Digital Studio is available on October 1st. The new Simply Adorned line is currently unavailable. I will let you know as soon as you can order.

A Little Eastern Flair

This card has something for both me and my daughter Carissa. Carissa loves "Asain" people. She finds them fascinatingly beautiful. The more Eastern the better for her too. When she saw this card, you would've thought she was handed tickets to go abroad.
I love the faux silk technique. Maybe because it is the technique that has gotten away from me or it could be the beauty of the texture that it holds. Either way, this card exemplifies the best of both beauty and technique to me.
Sheryl Brown was the creative talent behind this beautiful card.
Kinda makes you wonder what else this talented lady has in her Creative Corner, doesn't it?
Thank you Sheryl for allowing me to showcase your card.