Monday, July 25, 2011

I've been MIA for waaaaay too long!!!!

I can't believe that my last post was July 7th.......it has been an absolute whirlwind in my life.....I was all excited to go to convention and then found out that I should have my plate and screws taken out of my ankle.  So I had to cancel my trip to Salt Lake City.....I was so bummed.....my friend Shalae was able to demonstrate on stage with her Mom this year and I wasn't there to see her.  From all the posts of my fellow bloggers I knew she did a great job.....even though the circle she punched went down her shirt..hehe!!!!!!

I managed to get a little vacation with my children in Beaver Creek, CO for 10 days and had a great time visiting with my family.  The only bummer was the flight home became a night stay in Atlanta....love Delta!!!!!
I am now in Cincinnati visiting more family and seeing a week's worth of Reds baseball.....I managed to get home last Thursday and repack to drive 10 hours on Friday....CRAZY!!!!!

One exciting bit of news.....my Mom resigned as a demonstrator.....she forgot to place an order a few months ago and was pending.   With this month's recruiting incentive she signed up for only $99 and she was able to place her first order out of the new Idea Book and Catalog......WAY TO GO MOM!!!!!

I wanted to post a card since it has been forever and I came upon this card on my phone that I had made back in June....
This card features the new stamp set "My Friend" found on page 139 in the catalog. 
 I wanted to feature the new in colors and I thought that coloring in the raindrops and adding crystal effects to them would make the card pop!!!!!  I stamped the big floral image in lucky limeade and cut it out then adhered it to the card.  I just love the sentiment...."my friend". 

I would love for you to have a catalog for your very own.....email me or call me for details on how you can get a catalog for FREE!!!!!

Don't forget that another round of UStamp With Dawn and Friends is coming up.....it's all about the holidays and I am REALLY excited about the project I designed......if you would like to join this round....CLICK HERE to join!!!!!!!  I would love for you to join us.....

I promise I won't be so MIA.....next week!!!!!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Get Ready for UStamp for the Holidays and Fabulous Florets!!!!

Get ready for another UStamp event....I (heart) the Holidays!!...Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas 2011!!!!  This event will feature projects using stamp sets from the new Idea Book and Catalog....I am so excited!!!!  I came up with this great idea that will allow you to feature the Christmas cards you receive.  The event will go live in August....click below to join....






I was playing around with the fabulous florets stamp set and really like how this card turned out.  The base of the card is calypso coral which is one of the new in colors and I ran it through the big shot with the finial press impressions folder.   The whisper white top note is stamped with the leaf image in lucky limeade which was stamped off to give depth to the card. I took champagne mist shimmer paint with saran wrap and smooched it all over the top note to give it a "faux pearl" look.  The floral images were stamped on whisper white with versamark and then embossed with black embossing powder.  I then watercolored the flowers with calypso coral and pink pirouhette reinkers and an aquapainter.  I cut them out with paper snips and used dimensionals to add them to the top note.  You can click on the picture to get a closer look.  The picture doesn't do the card justice...it looks much better in person.  

This card was going to be one of my swaps for convention but I decided last week that I needed to have surgery to remove my plate and screws out of my ankle.  Since my surgery in January I have been having a lot of issues with pain and was told by the doctor that taking out the hardware would probably help lessen the pain.  I had the surgery yesterday and it will be 6 weeks before I am back to walking normal again.  I am really sad that I will be missing convention but my health is more important.  For those of you who are going out to convention, PLEASE take lots of pictures!!!!! 


Friday, July 1, 2011

Happy New Year! SU! and New Demo PROMO

Today is an exciting day for SU! demonstrators and crafters alike.....the unveiling of the new idea book and catalog!!!!!!  I have already had some of the stamp sets, DSP and punches in my hot little hands for a few weeks....one of the benefits of being a demonstrator...you get things early!!!!!
I love that SU! always starts off the new year with an amazing promotion....how about taking SU! a test drive for only $99....that's right......




It's always more fun to stamp with friends! The limited-time $99 Starter Kit is the perfect choice for the lover of Stampin' Up! products. Use this exclusive Starter Kit to share the opportunity with your friends and hostesses who want to get the products they love at a 20 percent discount.




Plus, when you recruit in July, you and your recruit(s) will get a Christmas Keepsake project kit absolutely FREE--a $40 value! This exclusive kit contains everything you (and your recruits) need to create a beautiful Christmas Keepsake Box to hold your most treasured Christmas memories. Remember, you can only earn this special Shelli Signature Collection kit when you add new stamping friends to your downline!
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Item

Description



57

123225

Easy Events Clear-Mount Set*



69

122740

Pennant Parade Wood-Mount Set*



177

102277

Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad



177

105216

Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' Pad



177

103133

Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad



177

119706

Brights 8-1/2" x 11" Assorted Card Stock



180

101179

Basic Black Classic Stampin' Pad



182

107311

Whisper White Note Cards (20)



185

124339

Just Add Cake Designer Series Paper*



195

124142

Chocolate Chip 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon*



203

122129

Blender Pen (1)



205

118486

Clear-Mount Block C



206104332










SNAIL Adhesive




The business supplies in these promotional mini kits will be the same business supplies that are in existing starter kits; no alternative selections can be made for business items.




•Getting Started DVD

•Getting Started Guide

•Guest Invitation Postcards (100)

•2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog (8)

•2011 Summer Mini Catalog (8)

•Stampin' Up! logo vinyl

•D├ęcor Elements applicator

•To My Hostess Envelopes (10)

•My Digital Studio Marketing DVD

•Recruit Folders (5)

•Recruit Brochures (20)

•Customer Order Forms (50)








See below for details on the limited-time $99 Starter Kit. Visit the Earn a Free Christmas Keepsake Project Kit page to learn more about the Christmas Keepsake project kit contents.


If you would like your FREE copy of the new catalog you can do it one of 2 ways....place a $50 order or become a demonstrator!!!!!!  Either way...it's a win win situation!!!!!