Archive for July, 2011

Back From Convention!

Hey Everyone,

I am back from convention and had such a great time hanging out with my stamping friends from all over the country and also Canada. Stampin Up demos are the nicest and most fun group of ladies! I always look forward to any kind of Stampin Up event but this one was super special to me. As many of you know, I am going through a divorce and I must have gotten several hundred hugs and well wishes from so many of you (some that I have never even met before)! Thank you all for your support, love and prayers. You are all a special group of women and I am so glad to have you all in my life. Stampin Up is the best company to be a part of. I never would have met all of these super women if I hadn't signed up 10 years ago. I will have these friends FOREVER! It is hard to describe the feeling of having so many awesome ladies genuinely caring about you and coming up and saying hi even if they had never met me…..just to show their support. Ok, I will stop now before I start crying again……






If you were at convention, you might have seen me in one of the booths demonstrating the distressing kit. Here is one of my favorite samples…..It is a 4×6 notepad I covered in River rock cardstock and then topped it with the Well worn designer paper.





This is a close up of the front part. I used the distressing kit to rough up the edges, curl the corners and color the white paper. Then I added an antique brad also.


One of my convention swaps!


Hey everyone,

I know it has been so long since I have posted. Too much going on here in my personal life (in the process of getting divorced). I am excited to be leaving for Salt Lake City tomorrow though for the Stampin Up convention! I am so happy to get away for a girl's week with all of my stamping friends from all over the country. It is such a blast! Here is one of the swaps I am taking this year. Thanks to a couple of my great downline for helping me make them. I have had so much wonderful support from all of my friends here. This set  (fabulous florets) is from the Summer mini but it is also in the brand new catalog. I used daffodil delight and pacific point for the main colors. I hope you all have a fabulous week. I know I will!


Happy 4th of July!

I hope everyone has a safe and happy 4th of July. Thanks to all of the military men and women who are protecting us and giving us all of the freedoms we have. Say a prayer that they stay safe from harm and come back to their families soon!


A New Beginning!

That title seems appropriate for today. Today Stampin' Up is unveiling their new 2011-2012 Idea Book and Catalog and I am so excited to share that with you. I have included the link in my right sidebar if you haven't gotten yours yet. Also there is an AWESOME Starter Kit Special starting today!! You can sign up for $99 and get a free $40 Christmas Keepsake project!

I also have another new beginning in my life. I am getting divorced and will be starting a new chapter in my life. I am sorry I have been MIA for the past month but I have had a lot to deal with. I won't bore you with all of the details but basically my marriage is over after 23 years. My husband found someone else and he has moved on so it is time for me to do the same. I am going to focus on things that make me happy and that would be stamping and spending time with my awesome friends. For any of you that might be going to the Stampin Up covention in the next week and and a half, I will be presenting at the opening party. I have lots of cool techniques to show you so please stop by and visit my booth.

$99 Starter Kit and Free Project Kit Promotion


Dates: July 1-31, 2011

Promotion Details:
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 sign up in July, you will get a Christmas Keepsake project kit absolutely FREE–a $40 value! This exclusive kit contains everything you need to create a beautiful Christmas Keepsake Box to hold your most treasured Christmas memories.

$99 Starter Kit
Contains over $180 in products and business supplies–including new products from the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog! All items below are recommended, but a new demonstrator can substitute a similar item of equal or lesser value.

Download our $99 Starter Kit flyer here.






Easy Events Clear-Mount Set*



Pennant Parade Wood-Mount Set*



Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad



Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' Pad



Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad



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



Basic Black Classic Stampin' Pad



Whisper White Note Cards (20)



Just Add Cake Designer Series Paper*



Chocolate Chip 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon*



Blender Pen (1)



Clear-Mount Block C



SNAIL Adhesive

*New to the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog!

Business Supplies

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
  • Décor Elements applicator
  • To My Hostess Envelopes (10)
  • My Digital Studio Marketing DVD
  • Recruit Folders (5)
  • Recruit Brochures (20)
  • Customer Order Forms (50)

Things to Remember

$99 Starter Kit

  • Prospective recruits may still purchase either the standard OR Digital+ Starter Kits instead of the promotional $99 Starter Kit. 
  • Recommended catalog products are included in the $99 Starter Kit. However, just like our standard and Digital+ Starter Kit, new recruits can select alternate items. For example:
    • An alternate stamp set of equal or lesser value.
    • An alternate color assortment of card stock of equal or lesser value.
    • Alternate colors of Classic Stampin' Pads of equal or lesser value.
  • Recruits can still add the Stampin' Memories, Definitely Decorative, or My Digital Studio Add-On to their $99 Starter Kit for the regular price.
  • Recruits who join Stampin' Up! by purchasing the $99 Starter Kit are still eligible for any programs available to new recruits. This includes, but is not limited to, the Extra 10% Instant Income offer, the newly refreshed Stampin' Start program, and the opportunity to purchase a Business Booster Kit.

Christmas Keepsake Box Project Kit

  • The exclusive kit is part of the Shelli Signature Collection.
  • The box included in the kit is limited to this kit.
  • Demonstrators and new recruits who earn a kit will be able to order it with their first demonstrator order beginning August 1. Demonstrators and new recruits will have until September 30 to redeem their free Christmas Keepsake project kit.
  • Visit the Earn a Free Christmas Keepsake Project Kit page to see a list of products included in the kit.

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