Saturday, December 30, 2006

One Day till Sell-A-Bration Starts!

Sell-A-Bration 2007

Join the Sell-A-Bration!
It's Sell-A-Bration time again at Stampin' Up! and free product is what it's all about!

Every year Stampin' Up! gives customers, hostesses, and new recruits the opportunity to earn fantastic FREE limited edition stamp sets they'll enjoy for years to come. And as an exciting twist to Sell-A-Bration 2007, we've also included an exclusive Simply Scrappin' kit as an additional Sell-A-Bration reward option. Here's how Sell-A-Bration works:

When you spend $50 on Stampin' Up! merchandise, you'll receive a free Sell-A-Bration reward. There's no limit-for every $50 you spend, you can select another free Sell-A-Bration reward.
When you host a workshop of at least $300 (before tax and shipping), you'll receive a free Sell-A-Bration reward-in addition to all of the regular hostess benefits! You'll receive a second Sell-A-Braiton reward when your net workshop sales reach $600, and a third reward for workshop sales of $900 or more!
When you sign up to be a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, you can select any set (up to $39.95 value) from the 2006-2007 Idea Book & Catalog-free! so what are you waiting for?

As an Added incetive I will give Free S&H with SELL-A-BRATION! Until January 5! What a deal :) See the sets online now, and place your orders through me to get my special FREE S&H deal! Each $50 order lets you pick any one of the sets... you can't beat free stamps!!

SELL-A-BRATION Time... COME ON! January and February is the busiest time of year for Stampin' Up! Workshops. Book a FREE in-home workshop (in your home) and then gather up all your gal pals for a night of fun! Earn FREE SELL-A-BRATION REWARDS. Ask me how..

Friday, December 29, 2006

Your Opinion Please!

Well I have been knee deep in wedding invites! My best friend's daughter is getting married this April at the beach so we have been designing like crazy. I have this problem when I am working on something I think it is great! Six month's later I look at something I made and wonder what was I thinking? So I am asking for input or as I ask my students when we are having a critique what would you do differently?

Monday, December 25, 2006

Well you asked for it!

Several folks who received these candles for Christmas asked for instructions so here they are! This is my first tutorial!

What a wonderful Christmas I have had! I received so many wonderful gifts among them a cuttlebug embossing machine. I have been drooling over one since I saw many wonderful cards made with the machine. Tomorrow I go out in search of the elusive folders that are part of the process. Hope Michael's has some or I may need to order over the internet prolonging the wait!!

I am so excited today I received word that I was picked the winner of Erika Martin's blog contest. So I will pay it forward and create my own New Years giveaway! I have a Night of Navy stamp Pad to give away! To enter follow instructions below.

To enter this drawing please do one of the following:

1) Leave a comment on this post regarding the candle tutorial!
2) Sign up for my E- mail list. To do so please E-mail me at this address.

Make sure to check back for the winner on New Years day ;-)

Thanks Virginia

Friday, December 22, 2006

Three peaceful wishes

I was in a Peaceful wishes mood so I made three different cards with the same layout I don't think I will ever get tired of this set! I am using my new Leaves a la carte wheel love it is so versatile.

Card one I used

Stamps: Peaceful wishes, leaves a la carte wheel, Canvas
Paper: Always artichoke, cranberry crisp, very vanilla
Ink: Always artichoke, old olive, cranberry crisp, Gold
Accessories: Brad

Card two I used

Stamps: Peaceful wishes, leaves a la carte wheel, Canvas
Paper: Always artichoke, Sahara sand, Eggplant Envy
Ink: Always artichoke, old olive,
Accessories: Brad

Card three I used

Stamps: Peaceful wishes, leaves a la carte wheel, Canvas
Paper: Always artichoke, Sahara sand
Ink: Always artichoke, old olive, cranberry crisp
Accessories: Brad


P.S. Check out my first tutorial!

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

UHU review

A few weeks ago when surfing blogs I came across a site that was giving out glue to folks who would be willing to review the products. Well I was so excited I quickly E-mailed Maria Filosa a blogger who is sending out the UHU products. I promptly received some UHU Glues to try out. Because I am a school teacher Maria sent me some extra products as well. So I will give you my 2 cents worth

Glue sticks - I love these and use them every day in the classroom they are versatile and work quickly.

Monoadhesive - I love the way it rolls on it is much better than tombow. My only complaint is that it does not have the stickiness of tombow.

Glue pen - I absolutely love this product. It glides on quickly and evenly and because of its tip it is easy to spread. What I like about it is it adheres very tightly though it does need some weight to keep it down. I find it much stronger and I am switching to this instead of tombow which I have used for some time. Thanks Maria

Sunday, December 10, 2006

December projects for workshop!

Hey all,

I am in a carte postale mood! Above is a picture of our workshop projects for this month! December specials are below

Directions will be posted on the website/blog Tuesday December 12th. We will start at 3:15 PM in the art room at the high school. Directions to the high school . Please bring a white pillar candle for the project, I found them at the dollar store.

If you can read this you are invited! If you are a stamp ten member Please remember to order by Tuesday so we can close the workshop By Wednesday!

For those of you following the website/blog I have posted the directions for the Christmas card I made for the swap. I will be creating a slide show of all the wonderful cards I received.

If you have never done a swap it is great. You gather a group of stampers, each of us makes enough cards for all participants then we trade. We all get a beautiful card and it is a great way to see how others work. It is also a good way to improve your stamping skills. We are planning another swap this February if you are interested Please let me know!

December Specials

Love Ya Bunches
Rough Edges Alphabets
Tag Time
Mini Mates
Sketch It

See you Tuesday!

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Card for a swap

This is the card I am doing for a swap tomorrow at school. I can't wait to see what all the other cards look like it is so much fun!I don't seem to get tired of this set.

First of all thanks so much for all your kind remarks regarding this card. Many of you have asked me how I made this card so here are the instructions.

I cut Brushed Gold Paper

4 ¼ X 5 ½
3 ¾ X 3
3 X 2 ½

I cut Very Vanilla Paper

3 ¼ x 2 ½
2 ½ x 2

I cut Cranberry Crisp Paper

3 ½ X 2 ¾
2 ¾ X 2 ¼

I cut Always Artichoke Paper

4 X 5 ¼


1. I started by stamping with the Peaceful wishes set.
2. I used the pine bough stamp and Always Artichoke Ink on the Always Artichoke paper.
3. Next I used the canvas stamp and inked it with Cranberry Crisp ink and stamped on all the cranberry paper.
4. Next I inked the berry stamp with always artichoke ink and stamped it on the smallest Very Vanilla paperall overnd then allover the larger Very Vanilla paper.
5. I then inked a blender pen with cranberry crisp refill ink and then painted over berries in small card.
6. I assembled all the smaller sets and before putting together the large background set I wrapped the ribbon between Always artichoke and the Brushed Gold paper.
7. Lastly I assembled all the layers leaving enough room for the peaceful wishes sentiment at the bottom stamped in Gold Encore Pad

Enjoy! Virginia

P.S. I need your help. If you would be willing to take a poll to help me plan for next month's work shop please click here and answer one question. Thanks V

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Christmas card time!

It's getting to look like christmas!
Welcome to My christamas cards! Stampin' up is offering Great december specials this month. You can purchase 6 different sets from the current catalog for Half off! If you are interested in a workshop or just placing an order plese contact me at Our next workshop will be Tuesday December 12 th at 3:15 pm. Can't wait to see you all, We have 3 great projects I will give you details shortly. I enjoyed meeting so many of you today at the craft show. See you soon V

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