The Holiday Mini Catalog is here! As usual, this year's holiday mini is filled with lots of great products to help you with your holiday card making and gift giving ideas! there are felt snowflakes, window decals and lots of stamps, paper, ribbon and more! Take a look and then be sure to order your favorite products through my online store - just click Shop Now to get started!
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
It's always an exciting time when the new Idea Book and Catalog arrives and this year is no different! Take a look at the catalog and then contact me to get your copy - free with a qualifying order!
And, from now through the end of September you can save 15% on any of 10 selected new stamp sets! Download the Flyer
Monday, July 21, 2008
It's July 21st and that means that the list of Retiring Accessories is here! All In Color products are retiring plus many other items! And, select Retiring Accessories are on sale for 25% off! All retiring accessories are available only while supplies last so don't wait, email me today to place your order before the items on your wish list are gone!
And, remember that retiring stamp sets will be available only until August 10th so don't wait to place your order because after August 10th these items will be gone forever!
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Wednesday, July 2, 2008
WOW!!! I'm so pleased to share with you the NEW Decor Elements line! This is a new line of home decor products that you can adhere to walls, windows, mirrors, vases and pretty much whatever you want! We have a number of great designs already available for you to choose from and there will be more to come in the future!
You can view the available Decor Elements in our new Decor Elements Mini Catalog and even better, you can start ordering them now! I've started a photo album in my gallery on how these great elements have been used, you can view it here: Decor Elements Photo Gallery.
Sunday, June 15, 2008
The 2008 Spring Summer Retiring Stamps list is here! Don't miss your opportunity to get some of your favorite stamp sets before they are gone! Every set on this list is available through August 10th, 2008 but don't wait to get your favorites because they'll be gone before we know it!
The list below is available two ways, one alphabetically and one by page number. Be sure to check the lists and then email me to order your favorites before they're gone!
Saturday, June 7, 2008
There are two great specials this month for June!!
First is the Fresh Cuts Sneek Peek. The Fresh Cut stamp set pairs beautifullly with the Fresh Cut notes which have laser cut flower notes and are really fun to use! All you have to do to use the cards is poke out the flower petals and voila - you'll have a great flower opening in the front of your card! The stamp set is $21.95 and the notecards are $8.95. But, in June if you purchase both the notecards are just $5!
OR, you can get these as Jen's "kit", for $33 you get:
- Fresh Cuts Stamp Set a $21.95 Value
- 15 Fresh Cuts Laser cut note cards w/envelopes, an $8.95 value
- Assortment of punched flowers (two sizes) and 3 1/2" squares of Old Olive and Summer Sun Cardstock
- 20 Gold Brads
- 1 yard of Old Olive Polytwill ribbon
You'll also need Old Olive and Summer Sun inkpads and you can add these for just $12 more if you don't already have them! These prices are for pick up at my house but for a small additional mailing fee you can get this as a class by mail!
The second June special is to help you make lots of little love notes and is part of our eScape promotion. For just $30 you get
- Love Notes assortment, $8.95 value
- Circle of Friendship stamp set, $17.95 value
- Rose Red Classic Stampin' Pad, $5.25 value
- Very Vanilla 5/8" grosgrain ribbon, 7.95 value
The retail value of this promotion is $40.10 but during June you can purchase it for just $30 plus shipping and tax!!
Sunday, June 1, 2008
Many of you have asked me how things are going for me out in Colorado so I thought I'd post a few photos and an update. With the long holiday weekend, I spent a lot of time outdoors. In fact, I find that I now spend a lot more time outdoors in general! It's usually sunny here and warmer than it was in the midwest so I often come home from work and go for a walk. That combined with drinking a ton more water and giving up caffeine (and therefore soda) has had some wonderful health effects! I feel great and have toned up a bit! My favorite thing to do on the weekends has been to try to get in some hiking. The photo above is from when my sister, her fiancee and I went hiking last weekend up in Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP). We even saw some moose on our way over to this hiking spot! Those pics are on her camera but I will try to get some and post them!
You might notice that many of the pine trees in this photo are a rusty red color - this is damage due to the pine beetle that is all over the Colorado mountains. From what I hear there have been many things tried to attempt to control them but besides a really hard freeze it's going to be difficult to wipe them out. This area is in the western area of RMNP and the beetle damage is everywhere. For now the eastern side of the park (near Estes Park) has very limited damage so I hope that there is something that can be done to help before they move into the rest of the park!
Now, on Memorial Day weekend, RMNP officially opens Trail Ridge Road which goes over the Continental Divide to get to the other side of the park. They have a nice visitor's center at the top but unfortunatly it's not open much of the year and here's why. That photo is of the road that we drove by and how high the snow still is on the side of the road! Now, it wasn't that high all the way but I have to tell you that I was a bit relieved when we went back the other way without the snow right next to us!
When we stopped at the visitor's center I bought two hiking books - one specifically for the park and the other for the Front Range (the area between Denver and the N. Colorado border in and around the mountains). This is where I live for those of you not familiar with Colorado. Anyway, Monday I got up and decided to do a Red Rocks hike in Bouder that is supposed to be a bit like the red rocks of Utah. Well, it was rainy and a bit overcast so it was a short hike with Maverick, my sister Carrie's dog but it was still very enjoyable! Here is a photo from the hike and also an attempt at a self portrait with Mav and I. I'll post more photos as I hike more but just wanted to share a bit about what I've been up to in my spare time when I'm not stamping or working! Now, back to stamping...
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Remember, you only have until May 31st to take advantage of the sign-up special for new demonstrators! Through May you can get the regular Starter Kit PLUS your choice of a Brass, Copper or Pewter Hodgepodge Hardware to add to your kit! And, the starter kit is on sale for 20% off through May so you can get all of this for $159 plus tax!!
Don't wait - a deal this good just won't last! Just email me with any questions you might have!
Monday, May 26, 2008
The class is $36 for in person or $41 for mail-in and includes the following supplies:
- 9" x 9" Clipboard
- Pack of Designer Paper - please specify your choice
- Set of Rub-Ons - please specify your choice
- Glue Stick
- Sanding Block
- Full instructions and the template to go around the clip
You can order additional Clipboards at a 25% discount when you register for the class. Including the discount, shipping and tax, the costs are as follows: Triple Clipboard $14.22 ea; 9x9 Clipboard is $7.10 ea and Small Clipboard is $5.80 ea. You get 12 sheets of designer series paper so if you want to make 12 clipboards then I'd also recommend getting an extra glue stick!
Sign-Up ends on Friday, May 30th and you must pre-pay for your class fee when you sign up.
Once you've learned the technique you can make many more clipboards, like the triple clipboard that I've posted previously and this cute small clipboard:
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
If you love stamping, scrapbooking and spending time with HUNDREDS of other women who have the same interest then you should consider joining us for convention! Convention this year is in Salt Lake City and this summer will kick off the start of the 20th anniversary of Stampin' Up! Convention takes place at the end of July and is a great party filled with stamping, project ideas and fun! Plus, you'll be one of the first to see the new 2008 Fall-Winter catalog!
If you'd like to join us for this you will need to become a demonstrator and then you can register and attend! Registration starts on May 6th so your best bet is to join by the 5th so you can sign up with the rest of us on the 6th! If you're interested in attending and/or in becoming a demonstrator be sure to email me with any questions about how much fun we have together before you jump in!
This is me with some of my downline and sidelines at last year's convention with Stampin' Up's President Dale Fillmore. We had a great time in our PJ's at the Pajama-Stamp-A-Rama last year!!
Friday, April 25, 2008
Spring is traditional wedding season so I have to share this beautiful and elegant wedding sample made with "To Have and To Hold". I love this great card made with River Rock and a little glitter. Just an awesome card for any new couple!
To order the stamp set and for a complete list of supplies just email me!
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Sunday, April 6, 2008
I'm back from my AWESOME all expense paid cruise to Bermuda thanks to Stampin' Up! It was a great trip full of friends, sneak peaks, island fun and yes, we did some stamping! I'll have lots more to share with you soon, but need to get caught up on my laundry! :) Thanks to all who took advantage of my cruise sale (it actually runs through today)! Hope to see you at a workshop or stamp camp soon!
Friday, March 28, 2008
I'm on my way to Bermuda for the Stampin' Up! cruise and want to thank you for making it possible! Without you I wouldn't be able to take my sister on this trip so I'm pleased to offer you a great customer appreciation sale!
From now through April 6th, while I'm on the SHIP, you pay no SHIPping and no tax on any order of $60 or more in catalog product! That's right, for one week only you pay just the price in the catalog! All you have to do is to email me with a list of the products you want and then mail a check for the total! Once your check arrives I'll get your order on it's way to you! I will be on email occasionally so if you don't already have my mailing address, just ask in your email and I'll send it to you so you too can participate in this great sale!!
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Wow, what a difference a day makes! Yesterday it was 75 degrees out here in Colorado and this morning I drove to work in the snow. Of course, it had all melted by the time I drove home from work tonight! I hear that is how the weather is like out here and it's kind of fun!
This picture was from a few days ago and is the crocus up in my sister's yard. She also has daffodils blooming and it's really nice to see flowers and green after a long winter!
Monday, March 24, 2008
From now through the end of April when you purchase one of six selected stamp sets, you get a free jumbo wheel! The card above uses the combination of Life's a Breeze and the Jumbo Fishy wheel and also happens to be one of my swaps for the upcoming Stampin' Up! Bermuda cruise!
Here are the stamp sets and wheels, just follow the links to see photos and then email me to order yours today!
- Wonderful You Stamp set and FREE Stems & Silhouettes Jumbo Wheel - $33.95
- Life's a Breeze Stamp set and FREE Something Fishy Jumbo Wheel - $29.95
- Pun Fun Stamp set and FREE Sweet Stars Jumbo Wheel - $30.95
- Year after Year Stamp set and FREE See You Around Jumbo Wheel - $30.95
- Stitched Exotics Stamp set and FREE It's Beautiful Jumbo Wheel - $33.95
- Enjoy Every Moment Stamp set and FREE Daisy Dash Jumbo Wheel - $29.95
Don't miss out, order your stamp sets and free jumbo wheels today!
Sunday, March 23, 2008
This card is made using the set Never Ending Joy and the colors Pale Plum, Perfect Plum and Certainly Celery. I think Nadine did a great job on this card!!
I hope you and your family has a happy Easter!
Saturday, March 22, 2008
So, I've been tagged in a game of Blogger tag by my friend Josee in Canada! Here's a link to her blog in case you'd like to check it out: http://stampingjo.com/.
Part of Blogger tag is to list 7 random facts about yourself so here goes:
- I am a major cheesehead and am sad that Brett Favre is leaving the game of football - thanks for many great years Brett!!
- In elementary school I had the nickname Greenbean for this green one piece outfit that I wore to a party once. Let me tell you, I was one fashionable chick!
- I am a Stampin' Up Demonstrator (which you know if you visit my site regularly) and will be going on my second cruise with SU! in a week! WOO HOO!!!
- Exactly one month ago I moved to Colorado! I've thought about this move for several years and just finally decided to go for it!
- I hope to someday, maybe summer of 2009 climb Long's Peak here Colorado. I'd love to climb a substantial mountain, and it's one of Colorado's "fourteeners"! Right now I'm still getting used to the altitude though!
- I love animals and it's been great taking my sister's dog for walks several times a week - so much more fun than walking by yourself.
- And, last but not least, I love my downline - they are an awesome group of talented, creative and amazing women! We have so much fun when we get together and I'm looking forward to seeing a lot of them again for Convention this summer!
Next, you tag other bloggers, so here you go girls... TAG, YOU'RE IT...
- Diane, my friend and downline: http://www.stampwithdiane.blogspot.com/
- Liz, another friend and downline: http://paperandpaws.blogspot.com/
- Jill, a downline in Florida: http://jillybean.typepad.com/weblog/
- Cammy, a downline in Rhode Island: http://jillybean.typepad.com/weblog/
- Sally, a downline in Indiana: http://sallysstampingbug.blogspot.com/
- Andrea, a stampin' friend from Canada: http://andreawalford.com/
- Kristine, a friend from college: http://k-squared-adventures.blogspot.com/
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
I hope you're enjoying the new Occasions Mini catalog as much as I am! I just have to say that I absolutely LOVE the card pictured here! I received it in a swap and just love te way it pulls in these great colors of Sage Shadow, Groovy Guava, Chocolate Chip and the new Afternoon Tea Designer Paper! Did you also notice the Chocolate Chip Taffeta ribbon and the brad from the new Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware?
I've said it many times before but I'm going to say it again here, Stampin' Up! keeps giving us lots of ways to make our stamping and scrapbooking so easy with all these wonderful coordinated produts! There are lots of new samples in my art gallery so be sure to go check them out! Enjoy the samples and remember that the Occasions Mini is only available through May!
Saturday, March 15, 2008
The end of Sale-A-Bration is literally just around the corner, in fact Monday, March 17 is the last day! That means that it's your last chance to earn free stamps! Remember that you get a free stamp set for every $50 in product you buy.
And, if you have ever considered becoming a demonstrator, now is a great time! Through Monday the demonstrator starter kit is on sale for 20% off PLUS you get a free stamp set of your choice in addition! That means that you get up to $316 in stampin' products for just $159!
Not only that but when you join my group of demonstrators you get access to all of my exclusive training materials, team website and our chat group where we share ideas and tips. I am blessed to have a great group of demonstrators who are friendly, supportive, creative and who all help each other out! Whether you're interested in a hobby or a business, or think of yourself creative or not, we have a great group to help you with whatever you want to accomplish with Stampin' Up! I am so proud of my whole group and all that they have accomplished and I would love to help you get started with us too!
If you want to join and get the demonstrator stater kit then please email me, I'd love to answer your questions and help you get started! Then, all you have to do is click on the Become a Demonstrator link, use the password of Ribbon to get started and you can be a part of my fun group in no time! Please email me with questions!
Friday, March 14, 2008
This is a ceramic mug from a housewares store all decorated up for spring. It uses the A Perfect Day Rub-Ons from the Occasions mini for the saying and Sticky Cuts letters for the flower and center. Then, the flower was covered using the Cosmo fine glitter and the center was done with the new green microbeads!
The really fun part was cutting pieces off my sister's bush outside and making the flowers! These were done with the Pretties Kit, Flower Fusion and mini glue dots to hold them all together. I just love the result and I hope you do too!!
Don't forget that any of these items can be ordered to help you earn your free Sale-A-Bration stamps and/or Rub-Ons. You only have until this Sunday, March 16th to call or email me with your order so don't wait!
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Be sure to tune in tomorrow night for another great project that I'm sure you won't want to miss!!
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Here are two examples of ceramic mugs decorated with Rub-Ons. They are both made with the Rub-Ons from the Sale-A-Bration brochure. I must say that this has been the most popular item for my customers this Sale-A-Bration! All of the Rub-Ons available in the Spring-Summer collection are in white and black only. However, this great set also includes a sheet in Old Olive and Chocolate Chip. I really hope that this is a sign of things to come because as much as I love Rub-Ons, I love them even more in color!!
Remember that to receive this set of Rub-Ons free from the Sale-A-Bration brochure you must order them by March 16th! You get a free Sale-A-Bration stamp set or Rub-On set for every $50 in product you purchase so these are absolutely free with your order!!
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
As you can see the rub-ons adhere not only to paper (and candles as you saw yesterday) but also to glass and wood. They would also adhere to the metal frame but I decided in this case less was more and stopped before I got to that point.
Can you see another item with a rub-on reflected in that frame? It's a mug that I made so the rub-ons also will adhere to Ceramic!
Monday, March 10, 2008
One of the fun ways to use Rub-Ons is on candles! This is an inexpensive candle that I bought and I just applied the saying (from the Eastern Elegance Rub-Ons). To do this, I put the rub-on onto the candle and just rubbed it gently with my thumb to warm it up a bit and make it easier to apply. Supposedly, by doing this the rub-on will release from the paper easier. Anyway, then I just used my bone folder to apply! I then added a little of our Taffeta Ribbon for a nice touch. Of course, in typical Jen style, it still needed something so I made the little flower using the Flower Fusion kit, Pretties Kit and Ice Circle Brads. You just push the brad into the candle to secrue. Fun and easy!!
Sunday, March 9, 2008
I love these little things! Here is a photo showing a bunch of things that my sister and I made last weekend using Rub-Ons when we were just playing around with our stamping stuff. Stay tuned over the next couple days for close up photos and more information about each item. Well, that is except for the clipboard since you've seen that one here before.
In other news, I am just in love with Colorado. Every day the weather forecast is "Sunny" and it is! Anytime I've wondered to myself what I'm doing here when many of my friends are back in Chicago I just look West and see the beautiful mountains and I remember! I also just registered to walk with my sister in the Furry Scurry in May. We're walking to raise money and awareness for animals in need of homes. Her dog will be joining us on the walk and we're looking forward to a fun morning doing something to give back!
Saturday, March 1, 2008
It's March 1st and that means the Occasions Mini Catalog has arrived!! There are lots of cute stamp sets and accessories here including this Big On Spring set! I'll have samples uploaded to my art gallery soon so check back lots of great ideas of how to use these great sets!
Friday, February 29, 2008
"...dogs and cats living together, mass hysteria!" That is part of one of my favorite lines from the classic movie Ghostbusters. And, right now it's true! Several people have emailed me recently to find out how things are going here in Colorado and I have to say that I absolutely love it here! Aside from the dryness and needing to drink a ton more water, the weather is warm and sunny and the view is spectacular!
I'm staying with my sister for the time being until I find a place here and that's where the above quote comes in. My cats and her dog, so far everyone is afraid of each other, it's kind of funny actually. Cats are naturally curious so they're checking out the dog who growls at them but we think he's a little afraid of them too. I'm really hoping to get some cute pictures of them together at some point so I can scrap their introduction to each other. So far though everyone is behaving well and just avoiding each other.
To keep this somewhat stamping related, check out this great card that my friend Kim gave me at my going away party. Isn't awesome!?! I think I carried it around most of the night and showed it to everyone at the party! It's super easy, and is just made using the Sale-A-Bration rub-ons, Flower Fusion and colored brads on a cardstock base. Super easy and classy! Thanks Kim for the awesome card!!
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Whether you're looking for new friendships, some extra income or a discount on some awesome products then why not give Stampin' Up! a try! And, now has never been a better time - through March 17 you can sign up to be a demonstrator on my website for just $159 plus tax! Just use the password Ribbon to get started or you can email me first if so I can answer any questions first and help you get started!
The starter kit and demonstrator opportunity includes:
- Up to $316 in Stampin' supplies in your customizable kit (stamps, ink, cardstock, pastels, cleaning system and more - everything you need to get started in stampin' as a hobby or a business!)
- Business Supplies - catalogs, order forms, brochures and more!
- 30% off your first order with hostess benefits!
- A minimum 20% off all future orders
- Monthly and quarterly magazines filled with stamping ideas!
- Access to the Demonstrator website filled with lots of great samples and project ideas
- All of my training and new demonstrator information to help you get off to a strong start!
Whether you're looking for a business, a hobby or just want to purchase the kit as the deal of the day, now is a great time to give Stampin' Up! a try! email me to help get you started!
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Well, it was a very long drive but we made it to Colorado! If you subscribe to my newsletter then you know that I moved very recently to the Denver area! I'm now out in Colorado, a place that I've always wanted to live so now it's a dream come true to actually be here!
I love stamping and have brought my stamping business with me out west and am offering $10 in product to anyone who refers a purchasing customer to me out in Colorado to help me get up and running out here. If you know someone who is into scrapbooking and/or stamping in the Denver metro area then refer them to me and when they make a purchase, hostess a workshop or become a demonstrator then you benefit!
And, no matter where in the US you live, you can still be a part of my AWESOME Way Out West Stampers group! We have such fun stamping, swaping and sharing that no matter where you live there are great ways to get involved! And, with the Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Starter Kit at such an awesome deal right now at just $159 plus tax for up to $316 in product, now is a great time for me to help you get your business or hobby started! Just email me for more information!
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Isn't this a great card? The chocolate frosting on the cake is made with a Chocolate Chip Marker and crystal effects! It's a very fun and easy technique and makes a cake that looks good enough to eat!
I love the Stampin' Up! markers and it's time for another Many Marvelous Marker club!! Markers are one of the staples at my stamp table. Each marker has a brush tip for coloring (both to color in areas and to color on the stamps) and a fine tip for journaling or addressing envelopes and of course they come in Stampin' Up's exclusive 48 colors! Plus, there's hardly a Stampin' Project out there where you couldn't substitute a marker instead of an inkpad!
You can purchase the markers individually for $3.25, a whole color family for $31.95 or the complete set of 48 for $125.95. By buying them as a complete set you're only paying $2.62 per marker for a total savings of over $30! Now, I know that a $125.95 price tag before shipping and tax is a bit steep to pay all at once so I offer Marker clubs to help you get the value of the full marker set but pay for them over a four month time frame.
In this club each month you get a full color family of markers and a matching pack of 8 1/2" x 11" Assorted card stock and during the last month you get:
- The color caddy that holds all 48 markers
- A Level 1 hostess set of your choice
- A set of neutral markers
- And, if you join the marker club by March 10th you'll also get a Sale-A-Bration stamp set of your choice!!
With shipping and tax this adds up to over $200 plus the value of the two free stamp sets but when you join the club you can join for just $46.95 per month! To join this great club and buy the marker set at a great value just email me to get started or with any questions!! Sorry but this club cannot be combined with any other special.
Sunday, February 3, 2008
Thursday, January 31, 2008
For all you loyal readers of my site, this will be published in my newsletter this morning but you can read it here first! During Sale-A-Bration new Demonstrators have two benefits:
- Pick any stamp set of your choice from the Spring-Summer collection Free in addition to your kit!
- The kit is 20% off so now you can join for $159 plus tax and get over $300 in product!
- Place an order! For every $50 in product you buy you can pick one free stamp set from the Sale-a-Bration mini catalog. If your order reaches $100 you can pick two and if you reach $150 in product you get three free sets plus hostess benefits!
- Hostess a workshop or book party! In addition to free stamp sets for your own order at your workshop you will receive an additional free Sale-a-Bration stamp set for every $300 in total sales at your event or for your book party!
- Become a Demonstrator! Sale-a-Bration is also a great time to become a demonstrator! When you sign up as part of my group you can pick any stamp set in the regular catalog for free as an addition to your kit! I recommend you pick a great one, my choice is Define Your Life which retails for $47.95!
Sale-A-Bration, Stampin' Up!'s biggest promotion of the year starts tomorrow, February 1!! Watch this site for a link to the catalog which contains the six stamp sets and rub-ons that you can earn free! Stay tuned to my newsletter and this site for more exciting details!!
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Here's a photo of my newest creation - one of the Stampin' Up! Triple clipboards! I've been having so much fun shopping from the new catalog and dreaming up projects that I was inspired to put this clipboard together and I had so much fun! Can you tell??
This clipboard was made using the new Bali Breeze Designer Paper; Eastern Elegance Rub-Ons and several ribbons. The letters are from the On Board Lots of Letters chipboard, using my double embossing technique. It was really fun to put together and surprisingly fast and easy!
And, one great thing about the high quality Stampin' Up! Rub-Ons is that they stick to metal! After I took this photo I added white rub-ons to each of the "clippies" on the clipboard and they were so easy! As a tip, use a bone folder to apply them to your cardstock, metal, glass, etc.
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
At my new Catalog Open house on Friday evening, participants got to make this card and a second card with the new "Time Well Spent" hostess set! We had a great time and had fun finding and comparing our favorite items in the new catalog!
I hope you're enjoying it as much as I am! Remember, that in January you can purchase the Valentine's Bundle which includes this stamp set, two spools of ribbon and medium cello bags. You receive one of the spools of ribbon free in January for ordering the bundle which is a $7.95 value! Contact me today if you're interested in this great bundle. And, if you order this bundle by January 23rd then you can attend my free bundle class on the 31st! Don't live in the Chicago area? Order the bundle and I'll mail you the projects!
Thursday, January 3, 2008
Wednesday, January 2, 2008
The 2008 Spring-Summer Collection is here and is the best catalog yet! You can use the link to the left to view the catalog online or contact me to get your copy! There are lots of great new stamp sets and accessories here, please vote in my poll after you look at the catalog to tell me what your favorite accessory is!!