Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Monday, January 30, 2012
This week's 3/$5 class is a Valentine theme. All of the cards features new stamp sets from the Occasions Mini Catalog. Come join us as we create these 3 cards in less than an hour for ONLY $5!
Call the Center directly to reserve your space. 248-573-8175. Monday 9am or Wednesday 10am
Hope to Stamp with you soon!
Sunday, January 29, 2012
Yes, you read that right! You will get at least 20% off ALL your Stampin' Up! products when you join my RubberFUNatics team! From now thru March 31st, you will also save an additional $50 off the Standard Starter kit and join for ONLY $125! (a $345+ value!) As an added bonus, Stampin' Up! is offering a FREE Designer Series Paper pack or FREE My Digital Studio download each month for the remainder of 2012!
Contact me for more information or visit my website at http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/stamp2it/jointhefun
Saturday, January 28, 2012
Have I told you lately how much I just LOVE the new Sizzix Paper Doily (125592 $21.95)? I love how the tone on tone looks with the Very Vanilla & the pop of Cherry Cobbler on the flower. So elegant looking! This is one of the projects my Stamp Club Members made for January.
Adorning Accents embossing folders: 125601 - $8.95
P.S I Love You stamp set: (w125460 $34.95 - c125462 $27.95)
Mixed Bunch stamp set: (w125535 $27.95 - c125537 $21.95)
Modern Label punch: 119849 $16.95)
Cherry Cobbler Ink: 119669 $5.95
Friday, January 27, 2012
It's time for a Fast & Fabulous Friday card to share! This card was created using the Outlined Occasions stamp set (w126014 - c126016) from the Sale-A-Bration brochure. It features the Sweet Shop Designer Series Paper (125408 $12.95) and the coordinating Wysteria Wonder Baker's Twine (125576). Stamp the image in Basic Black & color with coordinating markers. The Dazzling Diamonds glitter adds just enough sparkle to the card. It is a great way to utilize all of your DSP scraps, too!!
Get your Outlined Expressions stamp set FREE with a $50 order. Contact me for more information!
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Today is my FREE STAMP DAY! We meet once a month at my house to create fun stamping projects that are totally FREE! This is a great opportunity to meet and mingle with fellow stampers, create a quick project or two & have fun doing what we love to do - STAMP!
Today's project is a little note card set that I learned while I was in San Antonio last week. I just knew I had to share it with all of you!
This project features one of the NEW Sale-A-Bration stamp sets called Sprinkled Expressions (w125130 - c125132). This stamp set is PERFECT for a project like this! The best part is that this stamp set is totally FREE! Yes, you heard me right! During Sale-A-Bration, a minimum purchase of $50 (before shipping & tax) will earn you a FREE product from the Sale-A-Bration brochure! There is NO LIMIT to the amount of FREE stamps you can earn!
The note cards measure 2 1/2 " x 6". Score & fold on 3". Use a border punch along the bottom of each card. The panel measures 2 1/4" square. I simply stamped off on the larger image and then stamped directly on top with the smaller image/sentiment. SO EASY!!
The box is made using the Sizzix Clear Scallop Square (115950 $21.95). It is a series of scores & cuts - take a look:
Along the top & bottom, score at 3 scallops. Turn the square & score the other sides at 2 scallops. Snip the square from the 3" scallop to the 2" scallop to form the flaps (sides). Follow the instructions above to create the box. I added a bit of Lucky Limeade Baker's Twine (125572 $2.95) around the box. Simple & easy!
Colors used: Lucky Limeade, Daffodil Delight, Peach Parfait & Poppy Parade.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
I just got such a kick out of this new stamp set - Gnome Sweet Gnome (w126535 $27.95 - c126537 $21.95) and its coordinating phrase set - Gnomenclature (w127057 $11.95 - c127059 $9.95). What a hoot! Here, I did a little layering with the new Edgelit dies Adorning Accents (125595 $9.95) and the matching texture embossing folders (125601 $8.95).
Sizzix Square Lattice embossing folder (119976 $7.95)
Watercolor Paper (122959 $4.95)
Aqua Painter (103954 $16.95)
Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (118309 $16.95)
Modern label Punch (119849 $16.95)
Word Window Punch (119857 $15.95)
Basic Pearls (119247 $4.95)
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
After weeks of anticipation, it's finally here--SALE-A-BRATION starts today! SALE-A-BRATION, Stampin' Up!s BIGGEST sale of the year, offers AMAZING deals! During Sale-A-Bration 2012, there are so many great ways to earn FREE stamping products! Whether you want to take advantage of exclusive Sale-A-Bration products for qualifying purchases, rich hostess rewards, or an unbeatable offer when joining the Stampin' Up! family, there is something for everyone!
You can view the SALE-A-Bration Brochure here!
Customers: Customers may choose any one product from the Sale-A-Bration brochure for every $50. (before tax, S & H). There are EXCLUSIVE products to choose from as well as some current Idea Book & Catalog products - YOUR CHOICE!! The MORE you buy - the MORE you earn!
Hostesses: In addition to the FREE products above, Hostesses with a qualifying purchase of $150.00 will receive a FREE Shopping Tote! Hostesses who host a workshop of $400 or more will receive a FREE Hostess Bundle!
Hostess Bundle Details:
The Hostess Bundle includes the products found on pages 6-7 of the Sale-A-Bration brochure, including
Fresh Vintage stamp set (wood- or clear-mount)
Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper
Everyday Enchantment Ribbon & Brad Pack
Join my RUBBERFUNATICS team!!: The starter kit is available for ONLY $125.00! That's $50 off the retail price! The Starter Kit is valued at OVER $350!
* FREE package of Designer Series Paper ($10.95 or less) or digital download (any price) begins the month after the new demonstrator joins Stampin' Up!
* New demonstrator may alternate between Designer Series Paper and digital download each month.
* Free paper or digital download does not include tax or shipping.
* New demonstrator must redeem her free item on a demonstrator order. If a demonstrator chooses not to add any other items to her order besides the free Designer Series Paper, she will incur the minimum shipping charge (there are no shipping charges for digital downloads).
* Demonstrator must remain active during incentive period to be eligible for free items.
Please contact me if you have any questions! Happy Sale-A-Brating!!!!
Monday, January 23, 2012
This week's 3/$5 class is called "Perfectly Punched". We will be using both the hand-held punches as well as some die-cuts to create the cards. Get your hands on some of the new stamp sets from the Occasions Mini Catalog, too! Contact the Center directly to reserve your space - 248-573-8175. Monday 9am or Wednesday 10am. Looking forward to stamping with you!
Many of you know I had the opportunity to attend the Stampin' Up! Leadership conference in San Antonio this past week. What a FABULOUS time! Take a peek at some of the FREE gifts we were given....
Feel free to contact me for more information!
Join my team - The RubberFUNatics - here
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Saturday, January 21, 2012
Good Morning, Stampers!
What a surprize that one of my cards was chosen in the Leadership Card Contest! Below is the winning card. I will show more of my non-winning entries in the days to come...
Friday, January 20, 2012
Its a warm, sunny Friday here in San Antonio! I have a quick & easy project for you to create in less than 5 minutes! A little 3x3 card featuring the Hearts from the Adorning Accents embossing folder (125601 $8.95) and the PS I Love You stamp set (w125460 $34.95 - c125462 $27.95). I created these in Cherry Cobbler, Melon Mambo & Rich Razzleberry. They will be tucked into customer orders this month as a "Thank You"... Just place any order and you will recieve one!
A few photos of some sample ideas on display here at the Leadership Conference....
Thursday, January 19, 2012
I am a bit late again today in posting - I apologize! The truth is, I am having so much fun here at Leadership that I haven't much computer time!
I thought I would share with you a few of the make & take projects we did last night. Do you recognize the products from the Occasions Mini catalog? So much fun!!
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Today's post is a bit late as I traveled from Detroit to San Antonio for the Leadership Conference. I didn't get an opportunity to post before I left, but now, as I wait for my "roomies" to arrive, I have a few moments to post a couple of my swaps that I have created..
This card is a design I originally created for my Stamp Club. I loved the simplicity of it and it and it gave an opportunity to showcase a few new products..
This second swap card is made with the new Sale-A-Bration Designer Series Paper - Everyday Enchantment. The paper is perfect for any occasion & best of all, it's FREE starting January 24th!
I will be back tomorrow with a few more things to show you so be sure to check back!
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
I was browsing my favorite little dollar store recently and came across these very large (12") plastic scissors in every color of the rainbow. I thought to myself, seriously, what does one do with a pair of large, plastic, colored scissors?? I know they are only a $1, but really??
Well, the wheels in my brain started turning. Nothing a little can of silver spray paint couldn't cure! lol!
I am heading off to Leadership in San Antonio tomorrow and I am anxious to give my "roomies"
this little treat. I just hope they don't give me a problem when going thru security - lol!!!
Much better than the red, don't you think?
Here is a close-up of the tag. I used a little of the Creative Elements stamp set (w122645 $32.95 - c122647 $24.95) and the Charming stamp set (w116519 $19.95 - c125829 $14.95) on a tag from the Sizzix Two Tags (115954 $21.95).
I'm looking forward to sharing lots of great ideas from Leadership with you in the next few days!
Monday, January 16, 2012
Take a peek at some of the fabulous new products from the Occasion Mini catalog we will be using in my upcoming Very Valentine class on January 30th @ 7pm. The Sizzix Elegant Bird Bigz die (125593 $21.95) is a SoShelli exclusive and is so beautiful. I will also feature the stunningly beautiful Designer Cuts Valentine (125414 $9.95) ensemble with delicate laser-cut cards and the Take it to Heart stamp set (w125520 $29.95 - c125522 $23.95). The class fee is $15.00 and includes a bottle of the new Blushing Bride Smooch Spritz (125580 $4.95 value)
This class is also available as a kit. (shipping is additional) Contact me to reserve yours!
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Have you seen the new Create & Keep Simply Sent card kit in the Occasions Mini Catalog? It is a fantastic little card kit that includes all of the supplies you need to create 10 cards w/ envelopes as well as an adorable little box with dividers to keep them organized by theme. I have a class scheduled for Monday, January 23rd @ 7pm.
We will create these 5 cards as well as the box & dividers for only $20. You will have the additional 5 cards & envelopes as well as the remaining die cut adhesive sheets to take home to create more cards! This makes a great gift for anyone who sends cards!
Friday, January 13, 2012
It's FRIDAY! Time for another Fast & Fabulous project you can make in under 5 minutes!
I received my cute little piggy in the mail yesterday. I chose this set - Button Buddies (w122735 $29.95 - c122737 $21.95) - for my winning So Shelli Creative Challenge prize. This stamp set has been on my wishlist for quite awhile! As I was assembling the little pig, I thought how fun he would be surrounded by a bunch of hearts - a little Valentine Pig!
The Rich Razzleberry hearts are from the new Fashionable Hearts embosslit (125596 $11.95) from page 35 of the NEW Occasions Mini Catalog. The little stamped hearts & sentiment come from the P.S. I Love You stamp set (w125460 $34.95 - c125462 $27.95) from page 8 of the mini. The little pig is stamped in Melon Mambo.
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Today's project is a card I created for my local downline meeting this past weekend. It was so much fun to play around with the new products from the Occasions Mini Catalog. I just love how well everything coordinates together: the stamps, the embossed & cut edge... so fabulous!
STAMPS: Bordering on Romance (w125480 $27.95 - c125482 $21.95)
Sweet Cake (sentiment) (w125490 $18.95 - c125492 $14.95)
Ink: Lucky Limeade, Calypso Coral, Basic Gray, Whisper White
Paper: Lucky Limeade, Whisper White, Twitterpated DSP, Basic Gray
Accessories: Adorning Accents Edgelit dies (125595 $9.95), Adorning Edgelits embossing folders (125601 $7.95), Blender Pen
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
This past weekend, my local downline met for our monthly meeting. This month's swap theme was "Valentine". I had so many red peppermints left over from my Holiday projects - good thing Valentine's Day follows Christmas - lol!!
Here is my swap:
The peppermint patty is sandwiched between two Melon Manbo scallop circles (119854 $16.95). I added the Triple Doily punch (122465 23.95) in Whisper White and topped them off with the letters from the Timeless Type Sizzix alphabet (115951 $74.95) in Early Espresso and the new little heart from the Take it to Heart (w125520 $29.95 - c125522 $23.95) from the Occasions Mini Catalog... The little bags are actually intended for candy-covered pretzels but they fit perfectly for this project! You can find these bags in any store that carries cake decorating products.
Monday, January 09, 2012
This week's theme for my 3/$5 class is "Winter". Although our temperatures here have been a bit on the warm side & we've barely seen a lick of snow at all this winter, maybe these cards will inspire Mother Nature so that the little kiddos can go sledding! (Maybe next week when I am in San Antonio for Stampin' Up!'s Leadership Conference?!)
You will create these 3 cards in less than 1 hour for only $5! You will have the opportunity to choose any sentiment you'd like for your cards as well...
If you would like to attend this class, please contact the Center directly to reserve your space: 248-573-8175. This class is also available as a kit.
Saturday, January 07, 2012
I am so excited to announce that once again, I will be a Guest Designer for the Create with Connie & Mary Occasions 2012 Edition! I really enjoyed designing for their 2011 Holiday Edition that when they asked me to do it again, there was no need to twist my arm! This edition will feature products from BOTH the 2012 Occasions Mini Catalog & the 2012 Sale-A-Bration brochure!
My card today is a little sneek peek of some of the products I will be using in my exclusive project that you can only see by subscribing to the Create with Connie & Mary Occasions 2012 Edition. My project will run during the 2nd week - January 22 thru January 28. Join now and take advantage of the early bird pricing of just $29.95 - a $5 savings - for 6 weeks of amazing projects by some very talented artists! (early bird offer ends January 14th)
Stamps: Fresh Vintage (2012 Sale-A-Bration)
Ink: Peach Parfait, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party
Paper: Pool Party, Peach Parfait, Crumb Cake, Everyday Enchantment DSP
Accessories: Adorning Accents Edgelits, Paper Doily, hat pin, Pear Pizzazz Pleated Ribbon, Chantilly Lace Trim
I look forward to sharing my project with you!
Friday, January 06, 2012
It's FRIDAY! My Fast & Fabulous Friday card uses some new toys from the Occasions Mini Catalog - FUN!!
The You're My Type stamp set (w125564 $17.95 - c125650 $13.95) is versatile for any occasion. Here, I created a simple Valentine.
1. Stamp the typewriter & sentiment in Basic Black onto Whisper White cardstock & cut using the NEW Labels Collection Framelits (125598 $26.95).
2. Punch the Pinking Hearts (117649 $15.95) along the bottom of the card front.
3. Line the hearts with a thin strip of Red Glimmer Paper (121790 $4.95)
4. Punch a small heart (117193 $5.95) from Red Glimmer Paper & adhere with a dimensional.
5. Run the center of the card front using the hearts from the Adorning Accents embossing folders (125601 $8.95)
6. Adhere the typewriter using dimensionals.
Thursday, January 05, 2012
The NEW Occasions Mini Catalog is full of so many fabulous new accessories! Get a taste of all these accessories in my Accessory Product Share & Pleated Ribbon Share!
This NEW Pleated Ribbon is "to die for"!! It is so spectacular on projects - it will keep you coming back for more! The Pleated Ribbon Share includes 1 yard each of 4 colors for $7.50. (includes tax & shipping for local pick-up)
Contact me to reserve your product share!
Wednesday, January 04, 2012
The NEW 2012 Occasions Mini Catalog begins today & I think this is the best one yet! There are so many new products to ooh & ahh over - you'll want one of everything! I sure did!
You can order directly thru me or online here
While you're online, take advantage of the great items that remain in the Clearance Rack, too!
If you haven't received your copy of the 2012 Occasions Mini Catalog, let me know - I'll get one out to you! You can always view the catalog by clicking the photo below or on the sidebar.
Now that school is back in session, my weekly 3/$5 classes are back in full-swing! This week's theme is "Holiday Thanks You's"
You can join us at the Center by calling 248-573-8175 or the classes are always available as a kit, too. $5 for 3 cards you can complete in under 1 hour!
Tuesday, January 03, 2012
Today is the last day to take advantage of the products from the Holiday Mini Catalog! Be sure to get your favorites before they are gone for good!!!
Monday, January 02, 2012
I have been a little bit behind on my posting during the Holiday break - I apologize. I am finally back home & getting back into the "swing of things"!
Some of you may remember that my family loves to make their gifts for the Holidays, so when I came across these adorable trees from Elizabeth Price, I just knew I had to make them! Aren't they just too stinkin' cute??
I had so much fun making them that I kept going & going and made some for my Stamp Club Members, too! Here are just a few....