Showing posts from December, 2015

Getting things done behind the scenes!

We have the first of three family Christmases out of town this weekend and I will need to drive up to Duluth to collect my daughter from college so she can attend, too. It's our busiest and funnest time of year for family things and all that is just right around the corner so I am taking some time off to prep for family events.

I also need some time away so I can explore and play with new product from our upcoming Occasions catalog. So, all this to say, I won't be making regular blog posts for a while, nor sending customer newsletters every week.

And, it is after all, one of the many reason I choose to work from home . . . so I can set my own schedule!! Of course, I won't be neglecting my customers who have questions or who are placing orders with me. Thank you notes will still go out! Free Project Sheets will still be sent! Happy Stamper Tokens will not be "on break!" And, I will still be attentive to my downline and to new demonstrators joining our Stamping to…

Stampin' Up! Trimmer for Cutting Cards & Layers Plus the Rule of Thirds with How To Video

The Stampin' Up! Trimmer is a handy tool and even handier when you have a plan for cutting paper into cards and layers. I've had several customers ask me if I would create a video showing them how to cut standard 8 1/2" x 11" card stock into cards and layers. When you are brand new to card making, scoring and cutting card stock into cards and layers can be somewhat of a mystery and it seems like a lot of work until you get the hang of it. Hopefully this video will help you get the hang of it so you can get into the fun creating part of it much faster. Enjoy and thank you so much for stopping by . . . I truly appreciate you!

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Stampin' Trimmer
Stampin' Trimmer Cutting Blades
Stampin' Trimmer Scoring Blades
Stampin' Trimmer Replacement Cutting Mat

If you would like to see the blog post with the how to video to make this Sheltering Tree care just click on Sheltering Tree with Heart & How To Video.

If yo…

Stampin' Up! Precision Plate with the (Sneak Peek!) Big Shot Die Brush

Did you know that the Precision Plate is On Sale this week? Yes, through November 14, 2015. Normally this item is priced at $25 and right now through the 14th it is $18.75.

So, this has prompted a few of my customers to ask me about the Precision Plate and how to use it so I decided it was time for a video. Plus, I thought I could also show you a Sneak Peak at some new Glimmer Paper called Blushing Bride (sooooo gorgeous!!) and a new Thinlits Die called Bloomin' Heart. So, here we go!!

I will admit that I wasn't terribly impressed with the Precision Plate when it first came out and I will tell you why.
First, I was not using it properly with my Glimmer Paper. The Glimmer Paper needs to go Glimmer Side down onto your plate. If the Glimmer is face up, you will have a harder time cutting through the plastic coating on the back of the paper. Secondly, I had not tried it in conjunction with my Magnetic Plate. I was trying to go strictly by directions which said that you get the be…

Stampin' Up! Year End Sale!

The quickest way to see all the great deals at a glance is to go to my Online Store . . . that way you can actually see pictures of the items on sale! Check it out by clicking on YEAR END SALE. Products are available only while supplies last.

Here's what's retiring from the Holiday Catalog. Just click on  Stampin' Up! Holiday Retirement List - PDF
Have a great day and thank you so much for stopping by!
See the Annual Catalog Perfect Product Shares HERE!
Check out the WEEKLY DEALS!! Available through Monday, Dec 14

Bitty Banners Big Shot Die Framelits $15.00 $11.25
Hearts & Stars Decorative Masks $3.00 $2.25
Iced Rhinestone Embellishments $5.00 $3.75
Precision Base Plate $25.00 $18.75
NOTE: The current Hostess Code is G9P3DENS. All online orders over $25 using this code will receive a sampler of designer series paper. You will also get a Happy Stamper Token for each $50 product increment on your order. See more about that popular program by clicking on Happy Stamper

Embellished Ornaments Bundle for a Supremely Elegant Christmas Card with How To Video

If you enjoy making cards with lots of layers, then this card is for you! It's supremely elegant in every way and uses a fabulous array of gorgeous papers such as Red Foil, Shimmery White, and the Holiday Fancy Foil Designer Vellum.

Here's a closer look so you can see the richness of all the layers. I think the Iced Rhinestone and the Silver Cording add the perfect touch. Learn everything you need to know about recreating this card by watching the how to video below.

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Embellished Ornaments Clear-Mount Bundle
Embellished Ornaments Wood-Mount Bundle
Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
Red Foil Sheets
Holidays Fancy Foil Designer Vellum
Silver Foil Sheets
Shimmery White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad