Friday, March 28, 2008

Free SHIPping while I'm on the SHIP


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

What a Difference a Day Makes!

Img_7698_2Wow, 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

A Wheely Great Deal!

Lifes_a_breeze_2 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! 

Don't miss out, order your stamp sets and free jumbo wheels today! 

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Happy Easter

Happy_easterHappy Easter!  this is a card that I received from my friend and downline Nadine for Easter.  Thanks Nadine!!

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

I've Been Tagged!

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:

Part of Blogger tag is to list 7 random facts about yourself so here goes:

  1. I am a major cheesehead and am sad that Brett Favre is leaving the game of football - thanks for many great years Brett!!

  2. 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!

  3. 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!!!

  4. 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! 

  5. 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! 

  6. 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.

  7. 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...

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

New Occasions Mini Samples

Occasions_mini_card_3I 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

Last Chance to Sale-A-Brate! Get Free Stamps and the Demonstrator Starter Kit at a great deal!

Demonstrator_starter_kit_2 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

I've Saved the Best for Last!

VaseI hope you've been enjoying my posts and photos of some of the things that you can do with Rub-Ons this week!  I have one last project to show you and it is by far my favorite!! 

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

Cool Wine Glasses

Wine_glassesCheck out these super cute wine glasses!   My sister made these great glasses using none other than the cute Sale-A-Bration rub-ons!  We can't wait to use them this weekend!

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

Rub-Ons for Mugs

Jen_mugHere 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!!  Carrie_mug

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Photo Frames and Rub-Ons

Frame Today's Rub-On sample is a picture frame.  This is a photo of my parents and I a few years ago at my Aunt's wedding. 

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! 

This frame uses the Urban West Rub-Ons for the saying on the base of the frame and the Cherished Memories Rub-Ons for the swirl in the corner of the photo!   

Monday, March 10, 2008

Candles and Rub-Ons

Candle_2One 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!! 

Here are a few more examples that we made using the cool Sale-A-Bration rub-ons that are available only through March 16th.  Burgundy_candle   


Sunday, March 9, 2008

I Love Rub-Ons!

Collection If you haven't already placed an order during Sale-A-Bration, there is one reason that you should... Rub-Ons!! 

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

The Occasions Mini Catalog is Here!

Big_on_spring_2It'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!