Monday, October 26, 2009
I hope all is going well for all of you...I know this is a busy time of year for you, too!
See you again soon...
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Stampin' Up! is launching a new section of the online store called the Clearance Rack. The purpose of the Clearance Rack is to clear out the inventory of surplus items that have been retired. Many of these retired items will be offered at a substantially reduced price.
- The clearance rack is not a promotion. It will launch September 29, 2009 but does not have a set end date.
- All products in the Clearance Rack section are retired, discontinued items. No current products will be sold in the Clearance Rack.
- Clearance Rack items are only available while supplies last. Items will be removed and new items will be posted depending on inventory levels. There is no set time for availability.
- Clearance Rack items will be listed and pictured only in my online store (click here, then click on the Shop Now button in the top right corner). No list or flyer will be posted by me.
- All sales of Clearance Rack items are final. No returns or exchanges will be accepted, except in the case of defective product.
Q: Why does the order have to be placed online?
A: Because the products are only available while supplies last, promoting and taking orders for these items in a workshop setting can result in problems for me and you in figuring workshop totals, hostess benefits, and actual delivery of the product. It is very possible that when you place an order for one of these items in a workshop, that item will be sold out before I have the opportunity to place the order.
Q: Is the Clearance Rack a promotion?
A: The Clearance Rack is not a promotion and has no end date. The intent is for the Clearance Rack to be a permanent part of my online store (click here, then click on the Shop Now button in the top right corner).
Q: How often will the Clearance Rack be updated with new items?
A: There is no set schedule. Clearance Rack items will be posted and removed based on inventory levels. Please check back regularly through my DBWS (click here, then click on the Shop Now button in the top right corner) for new postings.
Q: If you run out of a certain item, will you restock your inventory and post it for sale again?
A: No. Clearance Rack items are retired, discontinued items and are only available while supplies last.
Q: Where can I see a list of available Clearance Rack items?
A: Because items will be posted and removed based on inventory levels, a list of Clearance Rack items will not be posted by me. To see the available items, simply visit my online store (click here, then click on the Shop Now button in the top right corner).
Please let me know if you have any questions!!
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Stamps: Patterned Pines, Four the Holidays
Paper: Handsome Hunter, Bravo Burgundy, Very Vanilla, Sahara Sand
Ink: Handsome Hunter, Bravo Burgundy, Sahara Sand
Accessories: 5/8" Bravo Burgundy Grosgrain ribbon, Champagne Shimmer Paint
Tools: Big Shot, Top Note Die, Paisley Background Texturz Plate
Monday, September 28, 2009
Hope you like it! See you tomorrow...
Stamps: Serene Snowflakes, Many Merry Messages
Paper: Kraft, Bordering Blue, Whisper White, Brushed Silver, Bella Bleu DSP
Ink: Whisper White Craft, Versamark
Accessories: Whisper White Organza ribbon, Kraft Taffeta ribbon, Designer Hardware ~ Basic Jumbo Grommets (Whisper White), Clear Rhinestone brads, White Embossing Powder, Silver Embossing Powder
Tools: Scallop Edge punch, Paper Piercer, Heat Tool
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Thanks for stopping by...
Stamps: Tree Trimmings
Paper: Very Vanilla, Brushed Gold, Real Red
Accessories: Gold Embossing powder, Stampin' Dimensionals, 1/4" Real Red Grosgrain ribbon, Gold Elastic Cord
Tools: Big Shot, Petals-a-Plenty Textured Impressions Folder
Saturday, September 26, 2009
I had my first Christmas Card Stamp-a-Stack today. I usually end up offering 3 or 4 big Christmas card classes in the fall ~ gives everyone the opportunity to get all of their Christmas cards made. Anyway, here is the first of the four cards that we made:
Usually cards for my Christmas Stamp-a-Stacks are a little more involved...multi-step, extra embellishments and layers. This card was a remake of one I had seen on Splitcoaststampers. I had to update it to where it's using all current product as the sample I saw was from last year. No special techqnies were used ~ it's pretty much direct-to-paper stamping. A few tricks on this card...on the French words stamp En Francais, I used a piece of scrap paper to cover the right hand side of the Very Vanilla and then inked up just the upper right hand corner of the stamp and pressed it down on the left hand side of the Very Vanilla...just puts the words on the left hand side of the "postcard." Then on the Chocolate Chip Designer Series Paper that's layered behind the deer ~ I had to sponge Very Vanilla Craft ink on it to color the white to make it match the rest of the card. To get the line down the center, I centered the Very Vanilla in my paper cutter and used a Chocolate Chip marker down the cutting "alley" to draw the line in. The postmark and snowflake were stamped-off in Sahara Sand to make them faint. To finish I just used sponges with Close to Cocoa and Chocolate Chip to age the Very Vanilla.
Hope you like it! Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks for stopping by...
Stamps: Winter Post, En Francais, Elegant Thank You
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip DSP
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Sahara Sand
Accessories: Sleigh Bells ribbon (Holiday Mini), Chocolate Chip marker, Old Olive marker, Vintage brads (antique brass), Stampin' Dimensionals
Tools: 1-3/8" Square punch, Cutter Kit (to distress edges), Bone Folder (to curl corner)
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Saturday, September 19, 2009
This card uses the set Delighful Decorations along with Four the Holidays, both out of the Holiday Mini. To do the Rolling Marble technique, you need re-inkers that match your choice of card stock. Put a few drops of re-inker in a container with a lid (I used our Supply Boxes...what our stamp sets come in). Use a little bit of Dotto adhesive in the lid, stick your cardstock to the lid, close the lid tightly, swirl the marbles (I used 4 smooth marbles) around on the bottom through the ink real good, turn the container upside down and swirl the marbles around on your paper. Use a different container for each color of ink. Add just a touch of the new Real Red Polka-Dot ribbon found in the IB&C to finish off. Easy peasy!!
Tip: Use a Mini Glue Dot behind a knotted piece of ribbon for a quick attachment.
Let me know if you have any questions! And be sure to be on the lookout ~ you will see this card in an upcoming class!
Have a great day...
Stamps: Delightful Decorations, Four the Holidays
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Garden Green
Ink: Real Red, Garden Green
Accessories: Real Red 1/4" Polka-Dot Grosgrain ribbon, Stampin' Dimensions, Mini Glue Dots
Tools: Ornament punch
Friday, September 18, 2009
Tip: To distress cardstock use our Cutter Kit distressing tool along the edges and a Bone Folder on the corners...by pulling the cardstock between the Bone Folder and your thumb from the front and the back, the paper will eventually start to separate and pull apart while also curling.
Hope you like it!!
Thanks for stopping by...
Stamps: Autumn Splendor, Grateful Greetings
Paper: Autumn Meadows DSP, Really Rust, Chocolate Chip, Naturals Ivory
Ink: Chocolate Chip Craft
Accessories: Twill Tape, Clear Embossing Powder, Linen Thread, Stampin' Dimensionals
Tools: Scallop Oval punch, Large Oval punch, Cutter Kit (for distressing), Bone Folder (for distressing)
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
In the meantime...here are some more Convention swaps...
Have a great day!
Monday, September 14, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
To my customers...get ready!! I'm full of ideas now!! (as if I wasn't before ;D)
Anyway...here are some more of my swaps from Convention...
Friday, September 11, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Monday, September 7, 2009
My parents were in this weekend for my oldest son's birthday, and my Mom had requested that I help her make an invitation (can't share what it's for...it's a surprise!) and we worked on that last night. We have a total of 80 invitations that have been started. I will share one when I actually get one completed (she took the 4 that we completed with her). But...I can say they are really elegant and I'm very pleased with them. So...stay tuned for that. I also have Christmas Stamp-a-Stacks coming up and a Halloween Treat Class this month, plus my Clubs and a couple of workshops. It's just right now, everything's in process, but as the date approaches I'll be sharing all of those projects. I also just ordered My Digital Studio and I'm looking forward to playing with that and sharing some samples that I make with it. But for now...back to those Convention Swaps!
Thanks for stopping by...
Sunday, September 6, 2009