Archive for January, 2013

Great Day for an Open House!

The weather cooperated and my great customers and downline showed up to have a great day of stampin’, eating and winning some really great stuff!!

Thanks to everyone who came! It was a big success! I think everyone had a great time! I know my dog did. He’s exhausted from all the attention ūüôā

Here are some of the projects I displayed.


Love this banner. Wish I had an office to decorate it with.


Here are some of the raffles lined up in front of the tele.



Love those Make-and-takes!

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Deciding on what SAB items to choose from!



More raffle tables





Had to put the samples in my kitchen. I’m going to need a bigger house!

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Here are some close ups of some of the samples from today.  Look for them in upcoming classes.

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These were the Make-and-Takes


Make-in-take 1


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Bloomin’ Marvelous!

I’m SO happy there’s a watercolor look stamp set in the Sale-a-bration! ¬†I just love the look!

I created this 3 x 3 card with a little gift box.  The gift box is made from the Fancy Favor Box.  Last night I was trying to create a box to hold the cards Рworked on it for about 1/2 hour before I realized I could use the FFB!

Look for this in an upcoming class!

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So I think I got the blog to something a little more presentable. I’ve been wanting to change it for a while, so I just hunkered down the past few days to do so. ¬†What do you think??

Getting more projects for Saturday.  I like this one so much it will be the card for the Workshop for Feb 1.

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Card Components:

Card Stock: Island Indigo, Pool Party

DSP: Sycamore Street SAB 2013

Stampset: Madison Avenue

Ink: Lucky Limeade, Tangerine Tango, Island Indigo

Accessories: Island Indigo SAB Ribbon

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Blog Changes

Ok, spent 3 hours last night with My Digital Studio, re-downloading all my purchases – did you know that when you purchase an MDS digital image, it stays on your SU account? ¬†I was SO happy to see them all still there! ¬†Well, in any case I made a very cute banner, but I couldn’t get it to fit in my header picture!!! ¬†Uggh!! ¬†But my Graphic Designer/Techie Guru husband said he would work on it for me so stay tuned for a better blog tomorrow!

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Oh Whale!

Ok, been hunkered down in my stamp room getting samples ready for this weekend. I wasn’t going to post them until after the Open House, but I just couldn’t wait to share! ¬†And wait until you see this in person!!

This is the perfect treat bag for a baby¬†shower favor. ¬†So fast and gosh darn cute!! One of the Stampin’ Up! employees demo’d it last weekend (sorry forgot his name) but I just stepped it up a bit.

I haven’t bought the SU Cloud embossing folder yet, this is an old one I have.




Project Components:

Stampsets: Oh Whale, Rain or Shine

Card Stock: Pacific Point

DSP: Sunshine & Sprinkles

Inks: Pacific Point, Melon Mambo

Accessories: 3/8 Organdy Ribbon, Melon Mambo, Marina Mist, Cute Clips, Cloud Embossing Folder

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Oh Hello

Ok, enough of the business stuff….on to creativity! I’m getting samples ready for my Open House on Saturday – so far, I think the weather will hold out as well! ¬†We’ll have to wait and see, you never know about the weather in New England…

This card is kind of out of my usual multi-layared style. But at Leadership, I learned to create things for everyone’s style, not just my own. Even as simple as this is, I love it!. My husband said it reminds him of Space Ship Earth in Disney ūüôā ¬†He’s such a Disney Geek!

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Card Components

Card Stock: Island Indigo

Ink: Island Indigo, Rich Razzelberry

Stamp Set: Oh Hello

Accessories: Pool Party ribbon, Brights Designer Buttons, Bakers Twine

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Sale-a-Bration 2013 Promotion

Sale-a-Bration runs January 22 and runs through March 22!


Sale-a-bration 2013 promises to be better than ever with 19 items to choose¬†from gorgeous designer series paper and other accessories. Also, because Stampin’ Up! are celebrating their 25th Anniversary this year there are some additional surprises in store.

So what does Sale-A-Bration mean for you? You can receive your FREE product in a number of ways.

1. Make a purchase from any of the current Catalogues and for every $50.00 you spend you can choose one item from the Sale-A-Bration brochure. There is no limit to the number of items you can receive. 

2. Host a Party and if total sales exceed $400 you will receive an extra FREE product bundle in addition to the usual Hostess Benefits. 

3. If you have a large wish list you may like to think about becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator and receive an additional 25% value in your customisable Starter Kit. The fully customisable Starter Kit costs $99 and during Sale-A-Bration 2013 you will be able to choose $150.00 worth of product!

There’s no better time to become a demonstrator, even if it is only to receive the 20% discount for yourself. To find out more, click on the following link –¬†Join My Team.

******But there’s an added bonus to joining my team during Sale-A-Bration!*******

Anyone who joins my team could earn up to 9 FREE stamp sets of their choice in the first year of being a Demo! ¬†I’m giving away stamp sets to all my new demos. Here’s how to earn:

Earn FREE stamp sets for each of the following goals attained:

1 – Join during Sale-a-bration and earn 1 set worth up to $29.99!

2 – Achieve Senior Associate during your first 3 months receive a set worth up to $34.99!

3 – Stay active for one full year – earn a free set of any value on your anniversary date!

4 – Earn the title of Supervisor during your first full year- earn 2 free sets any price!

5 – Achieve title of Senior Supervisor during your first full year and received 4 stamp sets at any price!

Contact me for more info!

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Google Catalogs

Do you have an iPad or iPad Mini?

Do you know about Google Catalogs?

Well Stampin Up’s catalogs are on Google Catalogs!

You can download the Google Catalogs from the iTunes Store.

It’s really cool!


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Parker’s Patterns

Ok, enough of the commercials!!!  And, last post of the day!

I just had to share this other Door Prize I’ll be giving away at my Open House. ¬†Oh, and it did fit in my light box – I forgot how big that box is! – so I took a better picture of the Valentine’s bag and included it in the post.

This is a great masculine birthday bag for any man in your life! So easy and I was happy to use my Rosette Bigz Die!

For anyone coming to my class on Friday, if you want to trade out 1 card to make this bag, let me know.

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Here’s a better pic of the Valentine’s Door Prize bag





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Paper Pumpkin!



Paper Pumpkin by Stampin’ Up!¬†We’re your paper fairy godmother (without the white hair). We’re your creativity problem-solvers. We design, color, measure, cut it all for you. We’ve been sweeping away the mundane for 25 years. And, we want to share it all with you. Need paper, ink, accessories? Or just a few fun products?

  • Comes to your door each month (a fully decked-out creativity carriage). To help you to escape your life with some paper fun.
  • It comes in a sweet box, but you’ll really love what you find on the inside:
  • All the stamps, ink, paper, and accessories to create pinable projects. Create stuff like cards, journals, d√©cor, and more!
  • Paper Pumpkin by Stampin’ Up! is a new monthly kit program that anyone (even you) can enjoy!


The Welcome Kit is the very first Paper Pumpkin you will receive in your first month of membership. The Welcome Kit includes a¬†free gift-a clear acrylic “D” block!




Here are the samples I created. ¬†I did 4 different designs. ¬†You know I like a different style of stampin’, but I was really surprised how nice these were!!! ¬†The card stock is VERY heavy and these cards whipped up in 10 minutes!!!









It’s so easy to get started. Simply sign up for the program now by visiting¬†www.mypaperpumpkin.com¬†and click “Get It.”¬†¬†If you are my customer, please be sure to choose me as your demonstrator during the ordering process.¬† Every month a new, surprise project kit arrives at your doorstep. Just think of the anticipation of creating a fun project to pin, showoff, and share with your friends and family-every month!

Of course, you’ll want to know more. So here’s the nitty gritty:

  • Each month you’ll receive a unique, surprise kit with a project-cards, journals, d√©cor, and more! Everything is color-coordinated, measured, and cut just for you!
  • Each kit includes stamps, ink, paper, and accessories-everything but adhesive.
  • Each kit takes about 30 minutes to complete.¬† A luscious, creativity escape.
  • Stampin’ Up! will ship your Paper Pumpkin on or around the 15th of the month.
  • You need to sign up for a kit by the 10th of the month to get that month’s kit. If you sign up on the 11th of the month, your first kit will come the next month. For example, if you sign up on May 10th, Stampin’ Up! will send your kit around May 15th. If you sign up on May 11th, they’ll send your first kit around June 15th.
  • A Paper Pumpkin membership is $19.95 per month¬†(and shipping is included!)
  • There’s no commitment, you can cancel your monthly Paper Pumpkin at anytime. You also have the option to skip a month if you want.


Jots & Thoughts Journal “Try Me” Kit.

Starting in early March, Stampin’ Up! will offer a Try-It kit if you’d like to try Paper Pumpkin for one month. See the Try It Kit below.



Jots & Thoughts Journal “Try Me” Kit.¬†¬†Learn more.

QUESTIONS?¬† Check out these¬†FAQ’s¬†or customers may email me at: ¬†michelle@istampedthat.com


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