Thursday, January 28, 2010

Golden flowers!


The inspiration from this card came from a few cards that I saw using a different stamp set: Autumn Splendor from the Holiday Mini catalogue. Not quite the same effect because the other stamp set has more lines and less to colour in.
Supplies
Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral, All Holidays
Ink: Versamark, Stampin Write markers: Barely Banana, Crushed Curry and Apricot Appeal
Paper: Barely Banana, Crushed Curry, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Gold embossing powder, stamin' dimensionals, texturz plates and Big Shot

Enjoy your day!
~Amanda
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Sunday, January 24, 2010

Hearts for Haiti

From now until February 28, 2010, $2 from every I {Heart} Hearts stamp set will be donated to the American Red Cross' Haiti Relief and Development Fund. The Red Cross is already well-established in Haiti, and this money will be used to provide immediate relief and long-term support through supplies, technical assistance and other support to help those in need.

You can also read more about another project Stampin' Up! is working on to help Haiti over on Stampin' Up President and Co-Founder Shelli Gardner's personal blog.

Please help us raise money for the people of Haiti by ordering your stamp set on-lineemail me or place your order at an upcoming event.


Supplies
Stamps: I {heart} Hearts, Short and Sweet
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Rose Red
Paper: Bermuda Bay, Chocolate Chip, Rose Red, Whisper White
Accessories: Scallop Trim border punch, Hearts and Brackets Bigz Die, Heart Punch, Heart to Heart Punch, stampin' dimensionals

~Amanda
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Friday, January 22, 2010

Another Sympathy Card

This week I keep finding out that a friend or acquaintance has lost a love one. I never know what to say when someone tells me. Sending a handmade card is a great way to let them know I'm thinking of them in such a hard time.
Supplies
Stamps: Close As A Memory
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Paper: Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Old Olive
Accessories: stampin' dimensionals, Stampin' Write markers: Old Olive, Mellow Moss, Pretty In Pink, Melon Mambo

~Amanda
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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Variety Stamp Camp

Many people have asked that we make some sympathy and thank you cards. We will be making 15 cards, 5 different designs in all. These cards can be modified with different sayings if you would like to create some birthday cards or thinking of you cards! There is still room left if you would like to join us on Saturday January 30th at 1pm at my new home. The costs is $20. Please email me if you would like to attend. Love to see you there!

These are 2 of the cards we will be making:

Supplies
Stamps: Thoughts and Prayers, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Basic Black
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper, Very Vanilla, Bella Bleu Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Basic Black Satin Ribbon (new!), Top Note Die and Big Shot

Supplies
Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral, Sincere Salutations
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Elegant Eggplant, Certaintly Celery, Basic Black
Paper: Kraft, Elegant Eggplant, Certaintly Celery, Whisper White
Accessories: Bermuda Bay polka dot ribbon

~Amanda
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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Sale-A-Bration and Occasions Mini catalogues are here!


It's that time of the year again! New punches, stamps and paper! You can read more about the new punch design and clear mount stamps in last weeks post here. Read on for more details:

THE BASICS:
- earn a free Sale-A-Bration gift for every $65 in product you purchase
- NEW! In addition to the Sale-A-Bration gifts avaliable you can choose from select stamp sets in the Stampin' Up! Idea book and Catalogue (as listed on page 11 of the Sale-A-Bration catalogue)
- Be a hostess and earn more! Receive a free Sale-A-Bration product for every $395 in workshop sales (Second Sale-A-Bration product rewarded at $785), in addition to our regular hostess benefits.
- You can find online copies of the Occasions Mini catalogue here and the Sale-A-Bration catalogue here
- Email me if you would like a free paper copy of either catalogue.

SALE-A-BRATION STARTER KIT PROMOTION + BONUS STAMP SET
- Get 15% off your Starter Kit (Standard or Digital+)!
-Bonus stamp set (valued up to $56.95) from the current catalogs when signing up during the promotion.
- Many items in the kit can be substituted to items of your choice (ink, paper and stamps).
- Head over to my demonstrator website to find out more information about becoming a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.
- Enjoy a 20% discount on all Stampin' Up! products.
- No penalty to drop. No pressure to sell. Remain active with $400 sales per quarter. Run your own business your way!

~Amanda
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Thursday, January 07, 2010

New Product!

So many cool things to share with the release of the Occasions Mini and Sale-A-Bration catalogues on Tues January 5th! To receive either of these catalogues for your enjoyment and pleasure please email me or check for upcoming events.


Clear mount rubber stamps!
Over the past few years, there has been enormous demand from demonstrators and customers alike for a line of repositionable clear-mount stamps. Well, you asked for it, and now you have it! Starting with stamps in the 2010 Occasions Mini Catalogue and 2010 Sale-A-Bration brochure, Stampin' Up! now offers our exclusive stamp art in both traditional wood-mount, and the new clear-mount options.

- Nine different sizes of clear blocks available individually or as a discounted bundle.
- Blocks have ergonomic grooves on all four sides for easy grip and traditional wood-mount feel.
- Stamps and blocks are durable and easy to clean with your Stampin' Scrub and Stampin' Mist.
- Optional image labels on stamp backs let you decide if you want to see the image through the block or not.
- Tight die-cutting for easy image positioning.
- Large clear blocks can be used to create collages or spell words with alphabet sets.
- Stamps store easily in standard, DVD-type cases with artwork on front and spine, making organization easy.


New Punch Design!

A few features of the new punch style:
- 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 in the Occasions Mini Catalogue
- 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

 
~Amanda

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Sunday, January 03, 2010

Happy New Year!

Hello dear friends! Many might be wondering where I've been the past 2 months. I have been very busy. The sort of busy that goes along with packing, sorting and moving into a new house that requires paint, flooring, closet shelves (still working on that one!) oh and relocating my office - moved downstairs because my fav stamping desk would not fit into the doorway to the spare room. And then toss Christmas into the mix and stir! I am so glad it is January!

I've finally had some time to unpack my stamping supplies and work on a few cards the last few days. Just in time to get ready for new supplies! The Ocassions Mini Catalogue and Sale-A-Bration all start this Tuesday January 5th. Some of my preorder goodies are arriving early this week, so I will be playing with them and posting all the info Tuesday and Wednesday.

Coming up Saturday January 30th, 2010 I am hosting a Variety Stamp Camp at my new home in Amherstview, Ontario. Cost will be $20 for 15 cards. The cards will be geared towards Thank-yous and sympathy but the sentiment can be changed for birthday or other variety. I will post more details by the weekend over here.

Now onto my first card of 2010!




Supplies
Stamps: Circle Circus, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Sanded Background
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Basic Black, Crushed Curry
Paper: Crushed Curry, Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories: Basic Black grosgrain ribbon, stampin' dimensionals, Word Window punch, 3/4" circle punch, sticky strip

~Amanda
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