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January 27, 2009

SALE-A-BRATION SNEEK PEEK!

Only 5 more days and Stampin' Up!'s greatest promotion of the year begins.  If you have never experienced SALE-A-BRATION then you are in for a real treat.  Everyone is eligible to take advantage of this fabulous sale.  SALE-A-BRATION  PROMOTION : FEBRUARY 1-MARCH 31-09.

CUSTOMERS who spend $60 on current Catalogue products get to choose a FREE product from the SALE-A-BRATION MINI CATALOGUE.  There's no limit, so everytime you spend $60 you will get a free selection.

HOSTESSES who host a $350 workshop will also have their choice of a free product.  If sales reach $700 you'll get 2!

RECRUITS who sign up to become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator will receive an extra Stamp Set of their choice.  Sign up and you can pick any set you want up to $56.95 in the Spring/Summer 2009 Catalogue. Why join Stamin' Up?

The SALE-A-BRATION Catalogue will be online February 1-09.  You will also receive your own copy in the mail if you are on my mailing list.

Here are a few SALE-A-BRATION samples that we made at my last downline meeting.CONGRATULATIONS CARD



This card was made using 4 of the products available:

CONGRATS STAMP SET

DELICATE DOTS DESIGNER PAPER (16 Sheets)

POLKA DOT PUNCHES STAMP SET

RIBBON BUNDLE

(5/8" of Certainly Celery Polytwill & So Saffron Grosgrain)

 

 

A LITTLE SOMETHING

 

 

This card was made with:

YUMMY STAMP SET

DELICATE DOTS DESIGNER PAPER

 

 

 

The YUMMY STAMP SET coordinates perfectly with our exclusive Top Note Die which was created with the Big Shot Machine.  If you would like to watch a brief video to show how the BIG SHOT works just cllick here.

TO THINE OWNSELF BE TRUE CARD 

 

This card was made with:

BOTANICAL BLOOMS STAMP SET

DELICATE DOTS DESIGNER PAPER

RIBBON BUNDLE

January 19, 2009

ANNOUNCING! THE SPRING/SUMMER IDEA BOOK & CATALOGUE

It's here and it's wonderful!  Be sure to check out the Spring/Summer 2009 Idea Book & Catalogue.  When you follow the link you will be able to download the new cattie and begin making your wish list.  Don't forget that you have a number of ways you can place an order.  You can Shop Online 24/7 by clicking on the Shop Now button on my website.  You can call Cindy at (902) 864-0825 and you can Email Cindy.

New Catalogue E-card

   

Now for a few of my favorites!

My favorite new Hostess Set is the Level 1 set, Darling Dots.  Perfect set for layering and piercing, plus it's perfect for lots of different occasions.  You could earn it as one of your free Hostess sets when you book a workshop where you and your friend will make some nice projects and view lots of the new products.  Take a peek at the Hostess Benefit Table and call me to book your workshop.  You can even host it at my place if that's easier for you.

Of course I love birds of all kinds, so naturally my favorite stamp set is Friends 24-7.  I love the matiching wheel, Friendly Words and the matching Simply Scrappin' Kit, Sweet Nothings. I was so excited when I first saw this combination of products that you know it's going to have to be a Stamp Camp!  Perfect goodies for a Stampin' Stack don't you think?

      

Simply Scrappin Kit Sweet Nothings

Last but not least are the accessories.  I want them all! Check out a few on my wish list:

Parisan Breeze Specialty Designer Paper Cover Stock Weight

Sunshine Garden Simply Scrappin' Kit 

Bright Delights Rub Ons 

Soho Designer Hardware  

PPCorduroy Buttons 

Corduroy Buttons

Now it's time for you to go and find your favorite new goodies!  Happy Shopping!

January 15, 2009

TIME IS RUNNING OUT!

With January 18th fast approaching, I wanted to remind you that there are only 3 days left to order from the Fall/Winter 2008 Idea Book & Catalogue and the Holiday Mini Catalogue 2008 . The last day to take advantage of the Blow Out Inventory Sale is also on Sunday, January 18-09. The most incredible buy on the Blow Out list, is the Country Living Holiday Collection Stampin' Kit . To purchase these items separately it would cost $100+. The special price at Christmas time was $58.95 but now during the inventory blow out sale you will only pay 29.48!!!! (before shipping & tax). That's a savings of over $70! The kit enables you to make some beautiful Christmas ornaments, garlands or whatever else inspires you. The kit includes all the items pictured at the left and more!

Also don't forget that this Sunday is also the last day that you can purchase stamp sets from the RETIRED STAMPS LIST and the RETIRED ACCESSORIES LIST . I have been updating the accessories list daily because once the products are sold out Stampin' Up! does not restock them. They are going, going, gone forever!

When you are deciding on your order, keep in mind that if you spend $20 you can then get 20% off on any of the Stamp Sets in the FALL WINTER CATALOGUE SAMPLER . That sale also ends on Sunday, January 18th, so be sure to either PLACE YOUR ORDER ONLINE or contact me directly by EMAIL or phone (902) 854-0825. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions regarding any of the sale products. Happy Shopping All!

January 13, 2009

NEW MAKE 'N TAKES FOR JANUARY 2009 CLASSES

Today I felt just a little inspired to play...but then I pretty much play everyday in my Stamping Room.  Who says adults can't play??  This has got to be the best job in the world... stamp, stamp, scrapbook and then stamp!  Here are the cards that I created and we will be making these at a workshop I'm doing tomorrow night.

EMBRACE LIFE CARDThis is a very simple matchbook card which was completed using Baja Breeze and Whisper White cardstock, along with the Green Tea designer paper.  The stamp set used was "Embrace Life".  I created the scallop circle with the BIG SHOT die, Scallops #2, and punched out the Whisper White circle using a 2 - 3/4 " round punch.

The bottom of the card was scored at 3/4" and then stapled.  I hid the staples with buttons from the Button Boutique collection.

Images were stamped with Certainly Celery Classic ink and then colored using a Blender Pen and the Baja Breeze Classic Ink.



  THANKS CARD

This card is created using Going Gray and Riding Hood Red cardstock.  Perhaps the gray sky today, which is about to end in a snow storm inspired me!

Designer paper is from the Red Riding Hood set.  I stamped the "Thanks" twice, from the"Only Ovals Stampset.  I used the second image to cut out the "Thanks" bar and popped it with a dimensional on to the first stamped oval.  The oval punches cut perfectly using the Wide Oval punch.

On the Riding Hood Red mat, I adhered the disigner paper to the top and then wrapped the striped grosgrain ribbon around to the back.  The oval was attached usin two silver brads.  For balance I added the Silver Filagree Brad with another silver eyelet.  All four corners of the card were punched with the Ticket Corner punch.  I adhered the mat to the front using Stampin' Dimensionals. 

If you are from Nova Scotia and about to get snowed in.... these are some simple cards for you to try.  Happy Stampin' Everyone!

January 11, 2009

THE SCRAPBOOK CLUB LESSON #1

SCRAPBOOK BASICS

A scrapbook is a storybook that you create, telling about the things that are important to you and your family. It includes photographs and memorabilia that help you to remember special times, people, places and events. Scrapbooking is a way to organize your thoughts, dreams, hopes and memories. A scrapbook becomes a treasured heirloom and contains your own unique artwork, stamping and color schemes. Scrapbooks are a show piece that is meant to be shared.

In recent times scrapbooking has become an extremely popular hobby for people of all ages, all over the world. While it has been around for ages, scrapbooking has evolved from a way to show off photographs and movie ticket stubs into a way to express yourself and free the artist within you, all while preserving your memories for generations to come.

Scrapbooking is no longer construction paper and tape. Now there are stores all over the country with thousands of products to choose from and numerous opportunities to learn techniques that help you to make the most of your scrapbooking.

Sign up today for the Scrapbook Guru Club and begin your memory journey today. Each club will cover different themes and techniques to help you in your journey. Each club will offer you a bundle of supplies at a discounted price. Attend 5 sessions and receive the 6th one FREE!

When: February 22-09

Time: 2:00-5:00PM

Cost: $25.00 WITHOUT BUNDLE

$103.00 WITH BUNDLE #1

$133.00 WITH BUNDLE #2

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 1-09

LESSON 1 – SCRAPBOOK BASICS WILL COVER:

  • Organizing an Album
  • Choosing Photographs
  • Paper Selection
  • Creating Title and Jornalling
  • Adding Embellishments
  • Achieving Balance

 

BASIC SUPPLIES SCRAPBOOKING BUNDLE

To begin creating your own special pages here is a list of basic supplies that you will need to start this wonderful hobby.

 

PAPER CUTTER         $30.95

This paper cutter is lightweight and small enough to store easily, yet large enough to cut 12" x 12" paper. The swing-out arm is handing for getting exact cuts on large pieces of card stock. The cutter includes 2 blades that are snapped in place along the cutting grove. You can also get a scoring blade to use with this particular cutter. This particular cutter is designed by Fisker and is very portable.

 

Tabletop Paper Cutter $57.95

This cutter is wonderful! You get sharp precise cuts every time and it will not fray cardstock. It has a safety guard and stores the handle and the extension arm on the back for easy portability. The stainless steel blades' action never dull.

 

 

Scissors    $12.95

These small, thin-bladed scissors are perfect for all your paper trimming needs. They have precision ground tips that allow you to cut all the way to the end of the blades. They have a protective safety cover and comfort grip handles for ease in cutting.

 

 

Adhesive $ 8.75

SNAIL Adhesive (simple, neat, affordable in-line) applies a controlled amount of adhesive directly to your project, so your hands and work area never get sticky. A small amount creates a strong bond, so your cartridge lasts a long time. We also have refills that slip right into the cartridge, so you'll never find yourself without your SNAIL. You'll love the adhesive, and it's a great price, too!

 

 

 

Stampin' Write Journaling Pen    $3.95

For scrapbooking, choose this permanent, nonbleeding pigment journaler. Years from now you'll be glad you chose a permanent journaling marker. There are dual tips sizes 2.3mm bullet tip and .6mm are fine and perfect for journaling. Colors available in this size are Basic Black and Basic Brown.

 

12 x 12 Album and 10 Page Protectors $35.95

Our premium post bound albums are linen in texture and available in Natural, Mellow Moss, Real Red, and Night of Navy. Each album has been pretreated with a stain-resistant coating and includes 10 page protectors. Please choose your color choice when ordering the bundle.

 

 

 

FISKAR CUTTER

$30.95

 

TABLETOP CUTTER

$57.95

SCISSORS

$12.95

 

SCISSORS

$12.95

ADHESIVES

$ 8.75

 

ADHESIVES

$ 8.75

JOURNAL PEN

$ 3.95

 

JOURNAL PEN

$ 3.95

ALBUM

$35.95

 

ALBUM

$35.95

TOTAL

$92.55

 

TOTAL

$119.55

SHIPPING

$9.26

 

SHIPPING

$11.96

SUB-TOTAL

$101.81

 

SUB-TOTAL

$131.51

TAX

$13.24

 

TAX

$17.10

REGULAR PRICE

$115.05

 

REGULAR PRICE

$148.61

CLASS FEE

$20.00

 

CLASS FEE

$20.00

REGULAR PRICE

$135.05

 

REGULAR PRICE

$168.61

 

                     

January 08, 2009

NEW TECHNIQUE CLUB STARTING

Come join me for the Techique Club, which will be held the last Thursday of each month starting on January 29-09.  Each club night we will be completing 4 projects, 2 each of 2 different techniques.  This month we will be focusing on using Stampin’ Pastels and our Watercolor Pencils. 

2 CARDS 

 

When: Thursday, January 29-09

Time: 7:00-9:00pm

Where: Cindy’s Home

Cost: $25

Techniques: Versamark & Pastels, Sprayed Watercolors, Watecolor Pencil Backgrounds

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, January 21-09

To Register Call Cindy at (902) 864-0825 or Email Cindy

VIEW ALL THE PROJECTS

 

 

CUSTOMER CONTESTS

Twinkle

I have to say that the first time I ever saw a Stampin' Up! Catalogue was at an open house that was hosted by Jana Cock, who is now my upline. At that time I was already highly addicted to all forms of paper crafts and bought everything in sight with great enthusiasm. (Those who know me and have seen my room are now giggling to themselves!) To get that first Stampin' Up! Catalogue was like receiving the best present on earth.

5+ years later I still am just as excited every time a new catalogue arrives from Stampin' Up! and love that I am able to share my enthusiasm with you. I'm so very thankful for each and every one of my customers because you have allowed me to go to work and PLAY EVERYDAY!!!! So just to add a little fun to this next year of stamping, I have come up with some contest ideas for my customers. Of course contests mean PRIZES!!!

The Customer who has the HIGHEST TOTAL SALES for the year 2009, on December 22-09, will receive $100 in Stampin' Bucks!

The Rubber Stamper who ATTENDS THE MOST CLUB EVENTS in 2009, including Card Crop Nights, will receive 2 Free Clubs Fees in 2010 and $50 in Stampin' Bucks!

The Scrapbooker who ATTENDS THE MOST SCRAPBOOKING EVENTS, including Scrapbook Crop nights will receive their choice of 2 Free Scrapbooking Events and $50 in Stampin' Bucks!

Each month I will also be having different contests that will be hosted on my blog siteI will be posting these on the second Monday of each month. Be sure to subscribe to my blog feed so that you will have the opportunity to enter.

Twinkle

HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO WIN YOUR OWN SET OF OUR MARVELOUS MARKERS?

One of my very favorite Stampin' Up! products are the Stampin' Write Many Marvelous Markers. Our dual-tipped markers include a 5 mm fine point which is ideal for detailing and journaling, as well as a flexible brush end which is perfect for watercoloring, coloring, shading and so much more. The complete set of markers includes a rigid plastic case with individual compartments for each marker, all housed in a soft acrylic case complete with handle.

Benefits and Tips

  • Portability makes them so easy to carry to your latest crop or card class.
  • Each marker can be refilled with the same dye ink that refills your ink pads
  • Color directly on your rubber stamps with the markers and achieve a multi-colored images
  • Use scrap paper and markers to experiment with different color combinations before you stamp your projects
  • Extremely technique friendly especially for shading and watercoloring
  • Use with a palette and drops of water to combine colors and create new shades and hues (Old CD's make great palettes)
  • Use with a blender pen to soften the colorsNow here's the exciting news. I am starting a marker club and here's how it will work.

 

 

Now here's the exciting news! From January 2009-December 2009 every person who hosts a QUALIFYING workshop with me, will have the opportunity to win their very own set of MANY MARVELOUS MARKERS! ($158.95 before shipping + taxes) The person who has the highest in sales, before shipping & taxes, will receive the full case of markers from me on December 23-09. In case of a tie the final winner will be drawn randomly for the prize.

What are you waiting for? Call me today to book your 2009 workshop!

Cindy (902) 864-0825

 

January 06, 2009

BLOW OUT INVENTORY SALE! GOING FAST!

Inventory Blowout

Dates: January 5-18, 2009

Promotion details:

Get retired, retiring, and current products up to 50 percent off regular price!

Items retiring from the Fall-Winter 2008 Idea Book & Catalogue:

 Item

Page 

Description 

Regular Price 

Discount Price 

  109190 

  180 

On Board 9" x 9" clipboard 

$9.50

$6.99

 107925

 181

On Board Bitty Book 

$11.75

$8.99

 105384

 183

Mellow Moss 6" x 6" Linen Post album 

$23.95

$17.99

 105381

 183

Real Red 6" x 6" Linen Post album 

$23.95

$17.99

 103977

 187

Bold Bright buttons 

$8.25

$5.99

 104389

 188

Double Circle punch 

$7.50

 $5.49 

 114447

 n/a

Country Living Holiday Collection Stampin' Kit

 $58.95

 $29.48 

*Items available while supplies last; page numbers refer to the Fall-Winter 2008 Idea Book & Catalogue

Retired items from the Spring-Summer 2008 Idea Book & Catalogue:

Item 

Page

Description 

Regular Price 

Discount Price 

  109013 

 163

Blue Bayou Classic Stampin' Pad

 $6.75

$4.49 

 109012

 163

Groovy Guava Classic Stampin' Pad 

 $6.75

$4.49 

 109011

 163

Purely Pomegranate Classic Stampin' Pad 

 $6.75

$4.49

 109010

 163

River Rock Classic Stampin' Pad 

 $6.75

$4.49

 109009

 163

Soft Sky Classic Stampin' Pad 

 $6.75

$4.49

 109014

 163

Wild Wasabi Classic Stampin' Pad 

 $6.75

$4.49

 109179

 178

On Board Ginormous Pieces 

 $18.95

$12.99

 109189

 190

Beachfront Ribbon Originals 

 $16.95

$14.99

 109187

 190

District Ribbon Originals 

 $16.95

$10.99

 109188

 190

Fairy Tale Ribbon Originals 

 $16.95

$11.49

 109185

 190

Jersey Ribbon Originals 

 $16.95

$11.99

 109184

 190

Sherbet Ribbon Originals 

 $16.95

$11.99

 109186

 190

Theater Ribbon Originals 

 $16.95

$11.49

 109062

 191

River Rock double-stitched ribbon 

 $11.95

$7.99

 110716

  191 

Wild Wasabi striped grosgrain ribbon 

 $10.95

$7.49

*Items available while supplies last; page numbers refer to the Spring-Summer 2008 Idea Book & Catalogue

Current products appearing in the upcoming Spring-Summer 2009 Idea Book & Catalogue:

 Item

Page

Description 

Regular Price 

Discount Price 

  111349 

  162 

Tangerine Tango 8-1/2" x 11" card stock 

 $6.50

  $4.99

  111345 

 162

In Color (2008-2009) 12" x 12" textured card stock 

 $13.95

  $10.49

 109110

 185

Fire Circle Rhinestone brads 

 $13.75

  $9.99

 109112

 185

Fire Square Rhinestone brads 

 $13.75

  $9.99

 109113

 185

Ice Square Rhinestone brads 

 $13.75

  $9.99

 111325

 185

Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware 

 $36.95

$27.49

 112454

 185

Styled Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware 

 $36.95

$27.49

 113451

  n/a 

20th Anniversary Embosslits die

 $13.95

  $10.99 

*Quantities at reduced price are limited; page numbers refer to the Fall-Winter 2008 Idea Book & Catalogue

To View Products not in the Current Catalogs download the following link:

Download Inventory_Blowout_109CA2

January 05, 2009

RETIRED ACCESSORY LIST IS HERE! ORDER NOW!

Retired Accessories List

Items on this retired accessories list will be available at regular price while supplies last or through January 18, whichever comes first.

Products are marked as available or unavailable. If an item is unavailable, our supply is exhausted and the item can no longer be ordered. This list will be updated every day through January 18.  Keep in mind that the status of any retiring product may change quickly based on demand.

The fastest way to order these is to go to the PLACE YOUR ORDER ONLINE HERE! button on the left sidebar.  Happy shopping!


Item #  Product Description  Availability 
111377  ACCENTS & ELEMENTS ROOF GARDEN   
112012  ACCENTS & ELEMENTS SEASON TO SHARE   
112088  ACCENTS & ELEMENTS TRUE ELEGANCE   Not Available 
102782 ALBUM LEATHER BLACK 12X12  Not Available 
104188 ALBUM LEATHER BLACK 6X6   
105384  ALBUM LINEN POST MELLOW MOSS 6X6*   Not Available 
104516  ALBUM LINEN POST NAVY 6X6   
105381  ALBUM LINEN POST REAL RED 6X6*   Not Available 
103977  BUTTONS BOLD BRIGHTS*   
103978  BUTTONS EARTH ELEMENTS   
103981  BUTTONS EARTH ELEMENTS & NEUTRALS   
105446 BUTTONS RICH REGALS   
105445  BUTTONS SOFT SUBTLES   
103604  DAYS-TO-REMEMBER CALENDAR 12X12   Not Available 
102174  DAYS-TO-REMEMBER CALENDAR 8 1/2X11   
112465  DESIGNER SERIES PAPER BANBURY   Not Available 
112462  DESIGNER SERIES PAPER GEORGIA PEACH   
112463  DESIGNER SERIES PAPER GHOSTLY GREETINGS   
112040  DESIGNER SERIES PAPER GREEN TEA   
112470 DESIGNER SERIES PAPER HAIKU   
112460  DESIGNER SERIES PAPER HAWAII PAPAYA   
112469  DESIGNER SERIES PAPER HOLIDAY TREASURES   
112458  DESIGNER SERIES PAPER JUNIOR VARSITY   
112459  DESIGNER SERIES PAPER MAINE BLUEBERRY   
112466  DESIGNER SERIES PAPER MUIRFIELD   
112149  DESIGNER SERIES PAPER PARISIAN SUMMER   Not Available 
112467  DESIGNER SERIES PAPER PRESTWICK   Not Available 
111355  DESIGNER SERIES PAPER SUMMER PICNIC   
112039  DESIGNER SERIES PAPER WINDSOR KNOT   
106523  ENVELOPE TEMPLATE FIVE-IN-ONE CARD COVER   Not Available 
104104  ENVELOPE TEMPLATE MINI   Not Available 
107298  ENVELOPES CONFETTI WHITE MEDIUM   
110695  ENVELOPES OPEN END KRAFT SMALL   
109115  ENVELOPES OPEN END VERY VANILLA SMALL   
103372  METAL EDGE TAGS ALUMINUM WHITE SQUARE   
107925  ON BOARD BITTY BOOK*   
109190  ON BOARD CLIPBOARD 9X9*   
109180  ON BOARD SIMON UPPER   
112086  ON BOARD SOMETHING SEASONAL   
107923  PAGE PROTECTORS RING 3.25 X 3.25   Not Available 
104942  PUNCH 1/4 INCH CIRCLE   Not Available 
104943  PUNCH 1/4 INCH SQUARE   
107273  PUNCH 3/4 INCH SQUARE   
104389  PUNCH DOUBLE CIRCLE*   
100391  PUNCH HANDHELD 1/8 INCH CIRCLE  Not Available 
104830  RIBBON GINGHAM CARAMEL   
104829  RIBBON GINGHAM LIGHT BLUE   
104828  RIBBON GINGHAM LIGHT PINK   
104831  RIBBON GINGHAM MOSS   
109037 RIBBON GROSGRAIN MORE MUSTARD 1/4 INCH   
110282  RUB ON ANCHORED   
111806  RUB ON CHILLS & THRILLS   
111805  RUB ON SCHOOL DAYS   
111417  RUB ON WORD FLURRIES   
110283  RUB ONS TAKE NOTE   
112193  SIMPLY SCRAPPIN I WISH   
112186  SIMPLY SCRAPPIN PINA COLADA   
112068  SIMPLY SCRAPPIN SUMMER HOME   Not Available 
112043  SIMPLY SCRAPPIN U R SWEET   
112061  SIMPLY SCRAPPIN WINTER RETREAT   Not Available 
112016  SIMPLY SENT CARD ELEMENTS HANDMADE HOLIDAY   
109868  SIMPLY SENT CARD KIT LIFELONG NOTES   
103647  STAMPIN STORE MINI   
105813  WRITE ME A MEMORY FONT CD VOL II   
107212  MATEYS MAP WHEEL  Not Available 
106749 

BRIGHT BULBS WHEEL

 
109672  BRONCO WHEEL  Not Available 
104100  MAKING TRACKS WHEEL   Not Available 
108978  SANDY SHELLS WHEEL  Not Available 
110332  SNOW   
101233  SNOWFLAKE   
109694  SWEET STARS   
111249  TAKE A NUMBER   

*This item is discounted and included on the Inventory Blowout.


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