Monday, May 31, 2010

Happy Memorial Day!

I wanted to take the chance to wish everyone a Happy Memorial Day!!  If you are traveling, stay safe!  And I also want to THANK those that serve and protect our country!  They, and their families, sacrifice a lot so that WE can stay free and safe! 

Thursday, May 27, 2010

New My Digital Studio Downloads

I have to apologize - I haven't always informed you of all of the new Digital Downloads SU has offered.  There are so many now!  Here are some of the latest:

Presto Patterns
Presto patterns 
Geometric Lines 

Geometric lines Geometric lines 1

Summer Splendor - my personal favorite as you might guess!

Aren't these gorgeous?  I cannot wait to play with them.  I'm going to be making some hybrid cards this weekend....I'll share them soon!

More new downloads.....
Item         Description         Price
121069    Go Graduate Plus stamp brush set $5.95
122143    Jumbo Outline Alphabet stamp brush set $9.95
122145    Contempo Alphabet stamp brush set $9.95
122138   Ticket Corner Punch                 .99¢
122139  Boho Blossoms Punch  .99¢
122140 Cog Punch  .99¢
122141 Itty Bitty Shapes Punch  .99¢

Remember you can view all of the Digital Downloads here on my SU website.
And another cool thing is that if you purchase any of these, there is no minimum order or shipping costs.  You can download them to use for anything - whether it's for My Digital Studio, printing out for scrapbooking or any other application.  
Check it out!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Birthday Card for my Card Swap in NC....

 This month's card swap theme is Feminine Birthday...and this is my card!  (They will be mailed by this weekend cuz!)  I LOVE the Manhattan Floral Embossing Folder from SU, and I am trying to use up some of my retiring (or retired) card stock....I "think" this card stock is Purely Pomegranate (an INColor from 2008).  The sentiment is from the Well Scripted stamp set, stamped on the wide oval.  I didn't have a scalloped oval punch to fit, so I made my own and cut it with my Pazzle!  I also spritzed the front of the card and the sentiment with SU's SMOOCH SPRITZ...I used Gold Glow!  Although I have to be cousin bought me a couple of colors of the Smooch Spritz awhile back...I was VERY happy to see them in our new Summer Mini!!  It's hard to see the effect in the photo, but it just gives a glimmer of sparkle!  Try it on different colors and see how the effect changes!
SU Products Used:  Purely Pomegranate cardstock (retired); Wide Oval Punch (112082 - $15.95); Whisper White Organza Ribbon (114319 - $5.95); Manhattan Flower Embossing Folder (114517 - $7.95); Well Scripted Stamp Set (retired); Gold Glow Smootch Spritz (118770 - $4.95)

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Carryover Items from prior Mini catalogs

Just a reminder that although these items are not currently in any catalog...they ARE still available for sale!!  

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Card for tonights SU meeting


Tonight is my Stampin'Up meeting at my 1UpLine's house....I'm excited because there is always a lot to learn and a cool make and take!!  There is usually a card swap too....this is my card for tonight's swap!  We had to use colors that are not retiring and a stamp set out of the Summer Mini.  This cute stamp was one of the stamps in the Hostess Set, It's the Thought...and it could be yours FREE for hosting a qualifying workshop!  Contact me to set a date for your workshop!  And you could always join me at these meetings or any of my classes or workshops by JOINING MY TEAM!  (and you could even earn enough to support your "habit" like I do!)

Monday, May 17, 2010

FREE Technique DVD's....when you join the SU team!!

From April 1-May 31 (or while supplies last), join Stampin' Up! as a demonstrator and receive two FREE technique DVDs (2007-2008 and 2008-2009 Workshop Wow DVDs).  

The Workshop Wow DVD 2008-2009 (140 min.) contains a sampling of Workshop Wow presentations from Stampin' Up's 2008-2009 regional seminars. Includes 19 demonstrator presentations of "WOW" techniques.  (retail value of $24.95)

Workshop Wow 2007-2008 DVD (117 min.) contains a sampling of Workshop Wow presentations from Stampin' Up's 2007-2008 regional seminars.  Includes 18 demonstrator presentations of "WOW" techniques for use in preparing for workshops.  (retail value of $17.47)

Join MY team during this promotion and receive a special bonus from me in addition to the free DVD's!!   Click Join Now and my password is sarah61!  If you need assistance, please contact me!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

All current My Digital Studio customers should have received an email reminder, along with general instructions, to update their My Digital Studio to the most current version.  There have been two updates now that have really improved the program's capabilities and functions, so you don't want to forget to update to the most recent version of the software.  Updating your My Digital Studio software is easy, and even better, it's FREE!
Updating My Digital Studio Software
To perform the initial update, (version 1.0.1) simply go to the Customer Web Site and download the update from the Updates page under Our Products > Product Lines > My Digital Studio
Note: After installing the first update from the Customer Web Site, be sure to restart your computer to complete the update process.
After you've installed this first update, you'll be able to update your software to the latest version (1.0.2) by simply clicking Help and selecting Check for Updates in the My Digital Studio software.

New Digital Downloads for My Digital Studio

Put a little summer in your projects with this latest group of digital downloads for My Digital Studio--now available!  You can also purchase our digital images and download them in versions to use in any digital graphics/photo/scrapbooking software (jpgs), so you don't have to have My Digital Studio to use our beautiful images.
Item     Description     Price
121067    Summer Splendor Designer Series paper $4.95
121068    Geometric Lines Designer Series paper $4.95
122142    Presto Patterns Overlays stamp brush set $3.95
Use the search keyword DWNLDA in My Online Store to see these new images, and place your order today!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Envelope Mini Scrapbook for MOM....


Sorry I didn't get this posted earlier...I've been having internet issues!!  This was my version of the Envelope Mini Scrapbook that we made at class earlier this week!  I have one more to make (one for my mother and one for my wonderful Mother-In-Law!)...but they are so simple to make it won't take me long tomorrow!  The hard part will be finding pictures to put inside!!  I love these springy colors!!

I used the Shades of Spring DSP (it was available in the Occasions Mini), So Saffron, Pretty in Pink and Very Vanilla cardstock.  I also used the new Medium Jewelry Tag punch (LOVE that punch), Scallop Circle, 1 inch, 1 1/4 inch and 1 3/8 inch circle punches.  

This would be a wonderful gift for a father and graduate too!!  Contact me if you are interested in reserving a date to hold a class for YOUR friends to learn how to make one!!   

Wednesday, May 5, 2010


With our recent Color Renovation announcement, Stampin' Up! has experienced a spike--much greater than anticipated--in demand for some of our retiring colors. A significant number of colors in both card stock and re-inkers have gone into backorder status and a few have even sold out completely. 

Stampin' Up! anticipated increased demand on retiring colors based on historical sales information for previous color transitions, as well as current buying behaviors. Obviously, even with the most careful planning, the response to a transition of this nature can surprise everyone--and it has!

For re-inkers in retiring colors, as they run out, they will be placed on backorder status and those orders will be filled as quickly as they receive the product. They will continue to do this to the best of their ability through May, and then the re-inkers will be available while supplies last in June.

Card stock presents a bit larger problem, as the process of ordering and producing new paper from the paper mills is very involved, and SU! can't order significant quantities at this point in time without putting the production of the new colors in jeopardy (and they know we want those!). To help them be able to provide you with the card stock in the retiring colors for as long as possible, SU! will be substituting textured paper for some of the smooth colors--including card stock in 8 ½ x 11 as well as 12 x 12--where the smooth is no longer available. When colors are out of stock, they will be filling as many of those as possible with textured card stock. Because the demand for each color varies, they are unable to provide a list of what colors of card stock will be substituted with textured, or at what point that will happen. However, if you receive a package of card stock that is textured instead of smooth, there will be a sticker on the package indicating that change. There will be no change in item code or price for these substitutions. Four colors have already sold out of smooth 8 ½ x 11 and they have no idea how fast cardstock will now sell out.

Please keep in mind that an instance may arise where they are unable to fill orders on a specific product, and it will become unavailable before the end of May, but they hope those cases will be minimal. Our main goal is to serve you the best that we can. 

If you had any plans to order to order any of our retiring colors, I strongly suggest you do so as soon as possible or you may find you will be unable to get your favorites very soon. 

If you are a fan of our full size Craft pads, remember that they will only be available in Whisper White, Very Vanilla and Basic Black beginning July 1 and they may also sell out quickly.  You will be able to purchase uninked large Craft pads and re-inkers to make your own pads and they will be available in Stampin' Spots.  However, you may want to purchase the full-size Craft pads before they are sold out (as well as the Craft Re-inkers for retiring colors).  They are fabulous for scrapbooking as they last longer and won't hurt your photographs.  Here is more information on our Craft Ink:

  • Pigment ink
  • Coordinate with exclusive card stock, pastels, and markers
  • Slightly raised foam pad
  • For use in scrapbooks as well as on wood, fabric (contact me for details), and other craft items
  • Opaque look on colored card stocks
  • Great for embossing
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about these issues and I will be happy to help you out.  Happy Stamping!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Celebrate National Scrapbooking Month with FREEBIES from Stampin'Up!

May is National Scrapbooking Month and Stampin'Up! is offering a special promotion for the month of May: purchase a qualifying scrapbooking stamp set or the My Digital Studio software and receive a FREE package of Designer brads--choose from four designs!

Qualifying products and Designer brads are listed below:

Stamp sets

 Page Description Wood-Mount Item  Wood-Mount Price  Clear-Mount Item  Clear-Mount Price 
Extreme Elements
115181  $26.95  ---  --- 
Framed with Love** 
114389  $27.95  ---  --- 
113706  $27.95  ---  --- 
Circle Circus 
115778  $28.95  ---  --- 
Elements of Style
118611  $27.95  120045  $19.95 
119910  $27.95  120105  $19.95 
Elements de style 
119900  $27.95  120099  $19.95 
Rough Type 
118659  $26.95  120072  $18.95 
Sentimental Journey 
118513  $23.95  120075  $17.95 
First Day 
118521  $23.95  120051  $17.95 
Camino a la Escuela 
120152  $23.95  120154  $17.95 
*From Summer Mini Catalog
**Last Chance stamp set! My Digital Studio software

 Page Description  Item  Price 
32*  My Digital Studio  118108  $79.95 
*From Summer Mini Catalog

Designer brads
Page  Description  Item   Retail Price  Price with Qualifying Purchase
Flower Designer brads 
112579 $5.95  FREE 
Filigree Designer brads 
 112577  $5.95  FREE 
Circle Designer brads 
112571  $5.95  FREE 
Star Designer brads 
112572  $5.95  FREE 

Contact me if you want to take advantage of this May deal....