Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Stampin' Up Loves its Demonstrators!!!

Last week Stampin' Up! held their annual Convention, and sad to say I was not able to attend :( one year maybe!!! Every year SU! has a song written and recorded specifically for Convention. This years song is called "Share What We Love" and it is such a great song to let you know how we feel about each and everyone of our customers!!!

Well there has been a video posted on You Tube that you just have too see, there are people from the Stampin' Up Home office... what a great place!!!

Enjoy!



Here are some pictures from Stampin' Up! just to show you how BIG our annual Conventions are:
This is everyone checking in

This is the man stage for demo's, presentations and awards and so much more

Now hows that for a Make-n-take session!!!

Happy Stampin'
Karen

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Extra! Extra! Stampin' Up! hostesses get extra hostess awards July 27-August 31,

Extra! Extra! Stampin' Up! hostesses get extra hostess awards July 27-August 31, in addition to the already fantastic hostess benefits!
From July 27 to August 31, Stampin' Up! hostesses can earn an EXTRA $35 to use toward Stampin' Up! products of their choice when they host a workshop totaling $450 or more!
This extra benefit is included along with the standard hostess benefits they receive when they host a workshop. The standard hostess benefits include
  • A free 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalogue worth $11.95!
  • Free stamp sets only available to hostesses (with qualifying orders; select from the products on pages 10-16 of the Idea Book & Catalogue)!
  • Free Stampin' Up! products of your choice!
Workshop total
(before tax and shipping) 
Free
Stampin' Up! merchandise 
  Extra, Extra hostess awards  Free Stampin' Up! merchandise with
Extra, Extra
hostess awards
 
$450 - $459  $45  $35  $80 
$460 - $524  $50  $35  $85 
$525 - $589  $60  $35  $95 
$590 - $654  $70  $35  $105 

This extra hostess benefit is only being offered for a limited time, so contact your Me TODAY to schedule a workshop!

Happy Stampin!
Karen

Friday, July 23, 2010

2010/11 New Catty means New product - Embellishments!! RIBBON!!!!

And yet again I missed posting yesterday. Sorry :( When Summer arrives at our house it seems the house is always full of kids and not all mine!! As a SAHM I am always welcoming "play dates" and "sleep overs" and this week was no exception.

Well enough about me, lets look at some of the new and fabulous Ribbon Stampin' Up has in the New 2010/11 Cattty.

ChantillyLace
1/2 Inch Crochet Trim Chantilly Item # 118480
Add vintage charm to your projects with this beautiful, high-quality crochet trim. Tie it, dye it, knot it, gather it, or stitch it--with 5 yards in each package, you’ll have enough for many projects.

■ Approximately 5 yards per package
■ 100% cotton
■ Can be dyed using Classic Stampin' Ink
■ 1/2" wide


5/8 Inch Crochet Trim Victoria Item #118481
Add vintage charm to your projects with this beautiful, high-quality crochet trim. Tie it, dye it, knot it, gather it, or stitch it--with 5 yards in each package, you’ll have enough for many projects.

■ Approximately 5 yards per package
■ 100% cotton
■ Can be dyed using Classic Stampin' Ink
■ 5/8" wide

1/2 Inch Stiched-Poly Ribbon Item #119266
If you want to add a touch of elegance to a project, try using stitched-poly ribbon. It comes in Stampin’ Up!’s exclusive In Colors, and with 15 yards to a spool, you’ll have plenty to complete many projects. 

■ 1/2" wide; 100% polyester 
■ Approximately 15 yards 
■ White stitched edges 

1/8 Inch Taffeta Ribbon item #119257
If you want to add a touch of elegance to a project, try using taffeta ribbon. It comes in Stampin’ Up!’s exclusive colors, and with 10 yards to a spool, you’ll have plenty to complete many projects.
■ 1/8" wide; 100% polyester
■ Approximately 10 yards
■ White trimmed edges
■ Available in 12 SU! Exclusive Colours

We are still carrying all our regular Ribbons as well just in some great new Colour options!! So be sure to check out my online store to see more.

Happy Stampin'
Karen

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

2010/11 New Catty means New product - Embellishments!!

Sorry Everyone, I got busy with the kids and summer and forgot to post Monday and Tuesday this week. So intead of one new product today I thought I would cover a few of my favorite Embellishments!!!

Basic Pearls Jewel Accents Item # 119247 and Basic Rhinestones Jewel Accents Item #119246

Jewels are just as magical in papercrafting as in fashion. Add a pearl here, a rhinestone there, and your projects take a subtle step up. With our pearl basic jewels, it’s easy to add a touch of class to your projects in an instant.

• Small, self-adhesive pearls
• 150 pearls per package; 50 each of 3 sizes (2 mm, 3 mm, and 5 mm)
• Each package also includes three 2-5/8" strips of connected pearls perfect for borders



• Small, self-adhesive rhinestones
• 150 rhinestones per package; 50 each of 3 sizes (3 mm, 4 mm, and 5 mm)
• Each package also includes three 2-5/8" strips of connected rhinestones, perfect for borders


Paper Daisies Accents Item #119243
Use our Whisper White cotton flowers to quickly add a floral flair. You can color them, dye them, or stamp on them

■ Includes 40 daisies 10 each of 4 sizes
■ Approximate dimensions: large, 3"; medium, 2-1/8"; small, 1-1/4"; extra-small, 5/8"
 

Designer Buttons - Brights, Subtles, Regals or Neutrals Collection (our Brads and Flower brads are now avaliable in the New Colour collections as well)
These fun and whimsical buttons are a sweet 3-D accent for tags, cards, and scrapbook pages. Available in many of Stampin' Up!'s exclusive colors.

■ 72 buttons per container; 4 each of 3 designs in 6 colors
■ Designs include large marbled button, double circle button, and small flower button
 

Antique Brads Item # 117273
Antique brads are a quick way to add a vintage look. Each brad is designed to look like a vintage metal button, but the brad attachment makes it easy to attach them to your projects.

■ 20 brads per package; 4 ea. of 5 designs
■ Sizes range from approximately 1/3" to 3/4"

Tomorrow I will share with you some other great new must have, I can't live with out porducts.

Happy Stampin'
Karen
 

Saturday, July 17, 2010

2010/11 New Catty means New product - New Punches

For any one who knows me, I love Punches and can not live with out them when it comes to all kinds of crafting!!! The New 2010/11 Catty has some great new must have punches. Punches are a quick and easy way to add interest, dimension, and color to your cards, tags, and scrapbook pages. You can glue punched shapes directly onto your projects or layer a sheet of card stock that has been punched over a coordinating card stock for a reverse effect.


Starting with the  2010 Occasions Mini Catalogue and continuing with all new punch designs going forward, Stampin' Up! has adopted a new body style for our punches!
  • Low-profile, rectangular punch body allows for easier stacking and storing
  • Punches lock shut for easier storage and transport
  • Dual labels on top and end allow for easy identification and selection when stored
  • Available in three sizes: small, medium, and extra-large
  • New punches allow for larger punched images and more intricate designs while providing greater ease of use.
  • Extra -large punch images also allow for two-step designs like the Two-Step Bird punch and Two-Step Owl Punch
  • Corner punches allow you to punch a corner design along the inside edges of a page, not just corners
  • larger, whole-hand handle design provides better leverage for easier use.
Ok enough about the new design which I do like, lets get to the actual NEW Punchs

Two-Step Owl Punch Item #118074
 In one quick move, our Two-Step Owl punch cuts out all of the pieces you need to build an owl. It couldn't be easier to create a great accent or focal point: just punch and then layer the pieces.
■ Includes an owl body, detailed eyes (not just one circle size but three so you can create dimension), and a small heart
■ New, sleeker body style
■ Larger surface area offers precise cutting and leverage
■ Locks to store
■ Can be stored in our Punch Caddy


2-3/8 Inch Scallop Circle Punch Item #118874
 
Bitty Bat Punch Item #119279

Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch Item #119275
Petal Card Double Punch Item #119273

Here is a video I posted a few days ago, but thought since we are talking about punches it is a good time to repost it!
 

Last but not least lets talk about where you are going to store all of your new punches, well coming soon (already shown in the catty page 200) we will have Punch caddy storage specifically designed to store and carry all of your new body punches!!  With removable lid that snaps to the back of the box when open for use or display. These are designed to easily stack together to save on space and for easy access. These caddy's will be available in 4 designs to suit all your new-body punch needs. I will keep you posted when the are available to order.

Happy Stampin!
Karen

Friday, July 16, 2010

Picton Craft and Stamp Club Card Share

Hello Everyone,

I promised yesterday that I would share with you the project we made in our Picton Stamp Club Last night. I have card makers in the club and I have scrapbookers, but some of them feel they can't do the other. Well last night we did 3 projects. The first 2 were a matching scrapbook page and card just to show them the possibilities are there in them.


Friends Never Fade
Paper: SU! New Pacific Point, Cajun Craze, Sahara Sand and Marina Mist (also Whisper White Card stock, SU! retired Designer Series Paper
Ink: SU! New Pacific Point, Cajun Craze, and Marina Mist
Stamps: SU! Friends Never Fade (#118750 wood and #120618 Clear)
Tools:  Big Shot Die Cutting Machine, Shelli's signature Collection Backgrounds #1 Texture Plates (#114512),and Sanding Blocks
Technique: Sanding and distressing the raised areas.
Because I Care

Paper: SU! Wild Wasabi, Cherry Cobbler, Pink Pirouette and Whisper White Card stock,
Ink: SU! Wild Wasabi, Cherry Cobbler, Pink Pirouette and Crumb Cake
Stamps: SU! Hostess Level One Because I Care
Tools: SU! Punches, Big Shot Die Cutting Machine, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder
Technique: Water colouring and Spotlighting

We really do have a great time at these Clubs, currently I am running 2 (one in Picton and one in Belleville) If you would like to more about these groups and how you can join us or if you have 10 friends that would be interest send me and email!!!

Until Next time...
Happy Stampin'
Karen

2010/11 New Catty means New product - Card Stock Bundle & Classic Pad New Color Kit

I LOVE the NEW Card Stock Bundle & Classic Pad New Color Kit item # 120950. This bundle is ONLY $42.95. The 6 Stamp pads alone will cost more than that!!!

Add our new colors to your existing collections with our card stock and Classic Stampin' Pad kit. It's like getting the card stock for free when you purchase this kit. Kit includes 6 new colors.

■ Colors included in kit: Cherry Cobbler, Cajun Craze, Daffodil Delight, Marina Mist, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
■ Includes 24 sheets total of 8-1/2" x 11 smooth card stock: 4 sheets each of 6 colors
■ Includes 6 Classic Stampin' Pads, 1 each of 6 colors



Happy Stampin'
Karen

Thursday, July 15, 2010

2010/11 New Catty means New product - The New Markers Kit!

Well just a quick post before I head out to Picton tonight for Stamp Club with some wonderful ladies. Be sure to check back tomorrow to see the great projects we are making tonight, can't post them now and spoil thier surprise.

So on to more reviews of new great products! The New Markers Kit!!!


If you already have Many Marvelous Markers and want to switch out retired colors for new colors, you'll want this kit. It includes new core colors and an updated insert for your Many Marvelous Markers case.







■ Dual tipped markers: .5 mm fine point and flexible brush
■ Includes 13 markers: Pink Pirouette, Baja Breeze, Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango, Crumb Cake, Wild Wasabi, Riding Hood Red, River Rock, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight
■ Odorless, water-based dye ink
■ Coordinates with Classic Stampin’ Pads and exclusive Stampin’ Up! card stock
■ Finger grips on cap aid in easy cap removal


Happy Stampin'
Karen

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Blog Candy Winner announcment!!!

So the winner was tough to come to only because I had 11 entries via posts and 30 entries via orders placed between May 5th and May 30th. I did let the blog candy run a bit longer to see if we could get some more followers to let me "add" to the candy. no go :( so I wrote everyone's names on a piece of paper and put them into a basket and had my husband draw a name, and the winner is... Delete



Blogger Dani said...
Had so much fun last night and would love to start doing more, hopefully soon :O)
May 14, 2010 1:10 PM
Congrats to Danielle, and I will bring your prize to Club tomorrow night!!!   You have won:
  • One Package of SU! Crushed Curry Designer Series Patterns Paper 
  • One packages of 8 1/2x 11 SU! Exclusive Card stock, Ballet Blue
  • One SU! Classic Stamp Pads Handsome Hunter
  • and SU! Stamp Sets Vintage Labels
Happy Stampin'
Karen

The new Colour Updates for My Digital Studio are Here and FREE!!!

Get the new colors from the color renovation FREE for My Digital Studio when you update your software! With this free update, not only will you make sure you have the latest My Digital Studio features and functionality, you’ll also receive ALL of the new colors (including digital card stock, ink colors and Patterns Designer Series Paper)from the recent color renovation! That’s over a $50 value!

Updating your My Digital Studio software is easy.


Visit the Stampin' Up! Website and follow the directions to complete your updates!


Happy Stampin'
Karen

2010/11 New Catty means New product - The New Distressing Essentials!!

Another one of my favorite new items is the Distressing Essentials.
 
Distressing Essentials includes tools that make it easier than ever for you to create a distressed, vintage appearance on your projects. Includes the following tools:

■ Sanding block and emery board for distressing Designer Series paper or smoothing the edges of paper that has been adhered to chipboard
■ Precision files for sanding intricate die cuts and sanding in tight areas
■ Blendable vintage ink and stamp for creating an aged appearance: Tea Stain, Charcoal, Mahogany, Navy ink
■ Because vintage ink contains alcohol, they are not recommended for scrapbooking

Happy Stampin'
Karen

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

2010/11 New Catty means New product - The New Colour Coach!!

One of my favorite new items and what I consider a MUST have is the new Colour Coach.
 
Let this coach help you put together custom color schemes to express your unique creativity. Whether you want a quick reference of all colors in a collection, a card for every color, or blank cards to record your own color combinations, this swatch book Is for you!

■ Includes 55 double-sided cards with removable metal post fastener
■ Includes color theory cards and individual color swatch cards
■ On individual color cards, one side shows color, the other side lists coordinating colors
■ Card size: 2-3/4" x 4-1/2"


Check back tomorrow when I share with you another great MUST have new Product!

Happy Stampin'
Karen
 

3 NEW Stampin' Up Videos on You Tube!!!

Hey Everyone Stamp' Up! has 3 great new videos on You Tube!! (if the videos on this post seem cut off, please double click the video and it will redirect you to a new You Tube page were you will be able to view the video properly. sorry)

First is Popular Stampin' Up! presenter, Bonnie Thurber, discusses the many benefits of Stampin' Up!'s new, sleeker punch body style.




Next Mark Jessen, a senior trainer for Stampin' Up!, teaches viewers how to work with photos in My Digital Studio, Stampin' Up!'s premiere digital crafting software suite.



and Last but not Least
Join Carrie Cudney, one of Stampin' Up!'s amazing facilitators, as she discusses how to use Stampin' Up!'s exciting new color collections from the 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog.



Happy Stampin'
Karen

Monday, July 5, 2010

Exciting New Things at Stampin' UP!


Not only is it the beginning of a new year at Stampin' Up! It is time for a New catalogue!!

Here is the NEW and exciting 2010-2011 Catalog:



And here is the New Definitely Decorative


Click the catalog to download in .pdf format!
Click here to download the Catalog Supplies

And here are July's Feature Projects:




Let's not forget about the New Colour Renovation!!! Stampin' Up! has been thinking about all of you with their Colour Retrofit packages



Remember my Online Store is Always open or you can  email me your orders and questions.

Happy Stampin'

Karen