Thursday, April 25, 2013

Quick Card

Hi all
It's crunch time for my display at the Lee County Library here in Lehigh Acres, FL.   I am trying to fill a space that is 47 x 22 and do not have enough different types of cards and paper crafts.  I did this card yesterday for a challenge on the Jacksonville Starz Facebook page but haven't had a chance to post it.  I am not very Facebook friendly so I usually pass up a chance to post my work.   Since this challenge ended  weeks ago, I would say I am late with the post anyway.  ::-).  Enjoy!

If you are interested in directions please give me a shout.  I am off to create!!
BTW.....have you checked out my new look?  Blogs by Heather does my maintenance and she is fabulous.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Retirement lists are out and Online Mystery Hostess!!!


Hi all
Stampin' UP! just released the RETIREMENT LISTS for Stamp Sets and Accessories.  I have to say some of my  favorite stamp sets on it.  There are many new favorites on the horizon.  As a Demonstrator I was able to get a sneak peak at the new 2013-2014 Catalog today.  I must say this is our best one yet!!!!!   If you are one of my regular customers you should be getting your new book in the mail soon.  If you don't have a demonstrator and would like to, contact me and I will be sure you are taken care of.  So with no further are the Lists! STAMPIN' UP! 2013 RETIREMENT LISTS

 IF YOU want to be one of the first to get Stampin' UP! news, be a part of a great company, get a discount on the products you buy, party every time you go to work, and set your own hours consider becoming a Stampin' UP! Demonstrator.  SU has a great offer from now until May 30th.  New Recurits get an extra $30 of products in their starter kit.  That is getting $155 in merchandise for only $99.00.  If you would like to know more please check out the JOIN THE FUN button on my website or contact me today.  I am happy to help and I would love to grow my team. 

Lastly, I wanted to invite you to my ONLINE MYSTERY HOSTESS PARTY.   Place an order on my site between today and May 5th @ 9:00 pm and I will enter your name into my Mystery Hostess drawing.  I will select a winner and contact them to redeem their hostess benefits.  Just be sure to enter Hostess code NBXXBZ47 in the hostess code area and you will be entered.  Don't worry, you won't have to wait for your order, with online shopping your order ships in 2-3 days.  No waiting, for the party to close.  Take advantage of ordering the retiring stamp sets and accessories before they are gone.  Once the supply is depleted the product is discontinued.  So don't delay order today.  Remember to qualify you must use the hostess code NBXXBZ47 to get in the drawing.  I will announce the winner on Monday May 6th.  
Until next time....Be kind and do one thing today that makes YOU happy!
Rose Ann 

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

New "Kit" by Stampin' UP!

Dolled-Up Birthday Kit

We're excited to introduce our second Submit a Project kit--the Dolled-Up Birthday Kit--voted on by you via our Facebook page. This gorgeous birthday card was created by Chris Gilmore, a manager from Coshocton, Ohio. Congratulations, Chris!
The Dolled-Up Birthday kit includes the following:
  • Dolled-Up Birthday Photopolymer Stamp (1)
  • 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" Crumb Cake Cardstock (6 pieces)
  • 2" x 4-1/4" Very Vanilla Cardstock (6 pieces)
  • Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes (6)
  • Tea Lace Paper Doilies (6)
  • Dress Up die-cuts (6)*
  • Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Spot (1)
  • Vanilla 5/8" Flower Trim (6 pieces)
  • Sponge Dauber (1)
Get everything you need to make six cards for only $15.95 (item 133913)!**
All you need is adhesive!  If you would like more information or to order click here

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Punch Art Card

I am finally able to stamp and am working on a display for the Lee County Library which will be for entire month of May.  I have been trying to do a variety of thing  to show the range of Stampin' UP!  Here is a card I did with punches.  I got the idea from a post on Pam Strobel's website "Stamp and Stretch".  Pam does an amazing job of showing how to get more uses from our Stampin' UP! supplies. Jump over to see what is new on her site when you have a minute, you won't be disappointed.

I decided to make this card with a base of Calypso Coral, Layer 1 is Whisper White with the edges sponged in Coral. The top is Baja Breeze, which I textured with the Delicate Designs embossing folder to make it look like a lacy table cloth.  I used Lucky Limeade for the leaves and a scrap of Island Indigo card stock for my planter.  I used Calypso Coral, Riding Hood Red, Old Olive and a touch of Island Indigo ink.

 Here is how you can make your own..... 
  • Sponge Calypso Coral on one side of 6 of the petals.
  • Repeat sponging the Calypso Coral on the other 6 petals but sponge on the opposite side.
  • Sponge Riding Hood Red on the opposite side of the Calypso Coral on each of the 6 petals. 
  • Sponge Island Indigo over the Red edges to create a darker contrast. The Indigo will give a the red edges a purplish look.
  • Build the flower by alternating petal front to back making sure you have the darker edges on the outside.
  • Punch the leaves out of Lucky Limeade card stock  I used the smallest  petals on the punch.  
  • I used scraps to free form cut the base and stems of each flower and  gave the edges a swipe of Old Olive to give it some contrast. 
  • I assembled my flowers and then popped up the flower cluster with dimensionals.
  • I made the "flower pot" from the largest of the Apothecary Accents Framelites Dies.  Then I cut it down to fit my paper.   

For any of the products used to make this card, just check out my website.  Don't forget to get your retiring colors before they are all gone.  I will have the retiring stamps sets and accessories for you on Wednesday when it comes out.  Thanks for visiting, until next time.

Monday, April 15, 2013


Happy Tax Day to all
I have been hunkered down doing taxes for the past several days and am bushed.  I hope to start stamping tomorrow, once the numbers clear from my head.:-)  I completed my first Paper Pumpkin box on Saturday and they are really simple, I changed it up a little but used only what was in the box and added a Basic Rhinestone.  I will take a picture and post it tonight.  I wanted to share the latest news from Stampin' UP!  I love free or more stuff for less money. 
Join my group before May 30th and get a $155 kit (you choose your products) for only $99.  I would love to grow my group and you can make that happen.
If you have been thinking of hosting a workshop, now would be a great time.  With you $350 workshop you get $30 extra hostess dollars to spend that means getting $80 in hostess $$ bump it to $400 and you get $95 and a half price item.  WOW!  Can you get any better.  Contact me if you have any questions or want more information on either of these specials.   

It's a great time to join STAMPIN" UP!
Dates: April 15-May 30 (yes, it ends the day before the last day of the month)
The Offers:
  • New recruits: They'll get an extra $30 for their Starter Kit! That means your new recruit will get to choose $155 worth of ANY products they choose for only $99! 

Hostess Offer

Hostess offer: If they host a $350 party they'll earn an additional $30 in FREE products!
Dates: April 15-May 30, 2013 (yes, it ends the day before the last day of the month)
The Fine Print
  • All order types qualify for this promotion (customer, demonstrator, workshop, or online).
  • Hostesses may use their additional hostess dollars on any current catalog  merchandise.
  • Orders larger than the qualifying amount are not eligible for additional hostess dollars.

Monday, April 8, 2013

New Color Palett

Here are the new color families for the 2013-2014 Catalog. The Company is bringing back some of the favorite In Colors from the past.   Aren't they fabulous?

Here are the retiring colors.  If you need reinkers or pads please don't get left out they are going fast.

Stay tuned for more news from Stampin UP! 
Rose Ann

Thursday, April 4, 2013


Hi all,
We demonstrators got some big news from Stampin' UP! this morning.  April 6, 7, and 8 FREE SHIPPING....
Watercolor Pencils and Crayons are can purchase what is in stock but once supplies are depleted they are retiring.
Color Refresh...retiring some of my favorites and bringing back some of past years IN new color added.  DON'T WAIT TO ORDER RETIRING COLORS, THEY WILL GO FAST AND YOU MAY HAVE TO BUY ON EBAY FOR TWICE THE PRICE.  ORDER TODAY!!!!!!
Here is the news directly from Stampin' UP!.......

FREE Shipping on EVERYTHING for Three Days!

April 4, 2013
We're excited to let you know that we are offering FREE shipping on EVERYTHING April 6-8 (excluding expedited orders)! That's right. There are no minimums or limits and all order types qualify (customer, demonstrator, workshop, online). Did we mention that the free shipping is on everything?
We hope you enjoy it for your own orders and we really hope you enjoy extra sales. We think people who haven't ordered from you in a while will jump on the chance to get something that weekend since they won't have to pay for shipping. 
So make sure to remind your contacts and customers to get our latest and greatest for less; we have a new This and That product line that's a cool way to document life on-the-go. And we have amazing new photopolymer stamps that they'll want to try.
Free shipping starts: Saturday, April 6, 2013; 12:00 AM (MT)
Submit orders by:
  • Phone: Monday, April 8, 2013; 6:50 PM (MT)
  • OEX or online: Monday, April 8, 2013; 11:50 PM (MT)

Watercolor Pencils and Crayons Discontinued

April 3, 2013
Due to unforeseen problems with our supplier for Watercolor Wonder Crayons and Watercolor Pencils, we have decided to discontinue these two products.
Watercolor Pencils (item 101879) and Watercolor Wonder Crayons Brights Collection (item 119804), which have been on the Backorder Report for about a week, will no longer be available, effective immediately. If your order has not been shipped due to its status in backorder, we will not be able to fill it. We will soon begin processing refunds for these items. Keep in mind that it may take a few days to see the reimbursement in your account.
Now for the good news! We still have the remaining collections of the Watercolor Wonder Crayons available to order. The Subtles (item 119802), Neutrals (item 119805), and Regals (item 119803) Collections are only available while supplies last. Get 'em before they're gone!

Do you dream in color? We do!

April 4, 2013
Announcing our Color Refresh! We love color and we know that you do too. Color is fundamental to who we are and what we offer. It's important for us to stay up-to-date with color trends so we are thrilled to share our updated line of colors, and hope you will be as excited as we are by the new possibilities!
Why now? In 2010 we did a big color renovation and shared our plans for smaller color refreshes every three to five years to keep our colors on trend. Well it has been three years and we are excited to announce that the upcoming 2013-2014 annual catalog will include 10 new colors (most of which are returning In Colors from previous years)! We are welcoming back some of your favorites, moving some colors around, and introducing one brand-new color, so take a look!

 Beginning on April 4, 2013, all retiring/discontinued color products (i.e. ink, paper, ribbon, accessories, etc.) will be available only while supplies last. This means that some products will not be available through the retired list period. We did anticipate increased demand and based our forecasts for these retiring colors on historical sales information from previous color transitions. However, even with the most careful planning, the response to a transition of this nature can surprise everyone--including you in your own business and personal purchases. We encourage you to let your customers know that any of our retiring color products are only available while supplies last so they can get their favorites and look forward to the exciting colors coming in the 2013-2014 annual catalog. And also announced today, free shipping is going on April 6-8, 2013, which would be a great time for you and your customers to get your favorites before they are gone! (Free shipping is for North America only.)

Monday, April 1, 2013

Best of April...Butterfilies

 Best Of Butterflies Clear-mount Stamp Set 
Best Of Butterflies Clear-mount Stamp Set 133345   $14.95

Some things to remember:
  • All Best of stamp sets will include 3-5 images, including a never-before seen image, and will be priced at $14.95.
  • While we are releasing just one Best of stamp set per month (with a new theme each month), all of the Best of sets will be available until March 31, 2014.
  • A new flyer will be released every month for each new Best of set.
  • All Best of stamp sets are available in Clear-Mount only.
While we are releasing just one Best of stamp set per month, all of the Best of sets will be available until March 31, 2014.
As a special incentive to collect the Best of stamps, we're including a collector's card and 25-year proof of purchase sticker with every Best of set. Collect six stickers, and send it in to redeem a FREE set of your choice valued up to $14.95! Free sets must be redeemed no later than April 30, 2014.

 Get yours today!!!!!