Monday, December 5, 2016

Demonstrator Christmas Party Gift Exchange

I'm so grateful for my Julie Davison. I call her "my" Julie because she is my Stampin' Up! "Grandma." and she is THE best. I really do consider Stampin' Up! another family, and yesterday proved what a tremendous family I chose to be in. If you want to share the love of this amazing family--one of the most successful Stampin' Up! families in the world, sign up as a Demonstrator with me and I can introduce you to a whole new dimension to the SU! world . . .

Yesterday was our annual Demonstrator Christmas Party, and everyone in our Family Tree can come and participate. The best part is the gift exchange! Scroll down to see what I brought. I was ecstatic to go home with Cheryl Soerensen's gift!

Julie remembered to take pictures and post on her blog about it. I am reposting it here, but please check out her original post HERE. I know how much work goes into each blog post, and want to make sure I give her credit! Here's what Julie wrote:

We had a potluck and stamped some projects using new products from the Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-bration book and did our annual gift exchange. This is my favorite part! I love seeing the handmade gifts that everyone makes. We draw numbers and then it's your turn, you can steal a gift or open a new one. 


I loved this jar that Alison made and snapped a pic of two more that she brought to display. How lucky for me -- she let me take one home! I picked the gorgeous blue one! The snowflake is white vinyl die cut with the Star of Light thinlits.
 

Thank you for taking the time to stop by today! 

Until next time, stay crafty!

Alison

Sale Items and Sale-a-Bration!

Ho Ho Ho! I'm excited to share a little stamping Christmas cheer! 

As the year comes to a close, Stampin' Up! has inventoried their stock and reduced prices on overstock items. Additionally, the retiring list is now available for the Holiday Catalog.

What does that mean for you?!

The overstocked items are only on sale until the quota is met--that means that the Layering Circle Framelit Dies will only be 50% off for a short time (in addition to other super deals)!

The retiring items are going quickly, and once they're gone--that's it!

To help with your craft budget, I will give you 10% of your total order back to you that you can use during our Sale-A-Bration that runs from January 3-March 31. 

YES! Free items during sale-a-bration PLUS bonus cash that you can earn now! 

Use this hostess code if you place your order online: XRDBNDXB

If you live in Springfield, IL and would like to email me your order, I will place it for you and deliver it right to your door!

Get your items while you can! 



Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Stampin' Up! and Ball Jar Fun!

I'm hopping on the Ball Jar bandwagon a little late, but better late than never, right?

I've been experimenting with different techniques, and I have some tips to share.


First, let me expound on the versatility of vinyl. I do not have a Cricut or Silhouette, so I can't cut out vinyl letters or shapes like other crafty folks. However, I DO have a Big Shot and Stampin' Up!'s awesome dies and framelits.

Enter the "Star of Light" stamp set and framelits bundle. It's SO pretty.

I bought a roll of white vinyl at a craft store in town, and then ran it through the Big Shot with the Star of Light framelits. I then placed the vinyl stars on plain ball jars and painted. 

Here are some of the materials you'll need (I forgot the vinyl or the very important Mod Podge).



Step 1: Place the vinyl star where you want it on the jar

Step 2: Paint the jar--go right over the vinyl 



Step 3: Peel off the vinyl (this is so fun!)


Step 4: Embellish with Craft Rope Trim and a Pine Bough cut from the Christmas Pines Bundle




And . . . voila!


Tip: I learned that if you leave the jar like this, the paint scrathces off pretty easily. If you go over the whole jar with a generous brushing of Mod Podge, it seals the paint and looks really nice. 

Then, if you want to have more fun, you can spray a plain jar with this really cool product from Krylon that makes the glass look frosty, not opaque, so the light inside still glows through. I did two coats, and it really worked beautifully. No drips, and once dry, it's really durable--no scratching! And the best part is that the vinyl sticks right to it!


I hope you are finding many things to be thankful for this week; my list keeps growing and growing. Thank you all for stopping by, and I hope you were inspired today to do something fun.

Don't forget that this week you can take advantage of sales through the ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA and the 25% OFF STITCHED FROM THE HEART stamps. If you don't already have a demonstrator, I would love to be your creative coach. For every $40 you spend, I will send you a Thank You and a surprise gift!

Until next time, stay crafty!
Alison



Stampin' Up! and Ball Jar Fun!

I'm hopping on the Ball Jar bandwagon a little late, but better late than never, right?

I've been experimenting with different techniques, and I have some tips to share.


First, let me expound on the versatility of vinyl. I do not have a Cricut or Silhouette, so I can't cut out vinyl letters or shapes like other crafty folks. However, I DO have a Big Shot and Stampin' Up!'s awesome dies and framelits.

Enter the "Star of Light" stamp set and framelits bundle. It's SO pretty.

I bought a roll of white vinyl at a craft store in town, and then ran it through the Big Shot with the Star of Light framelits. I then placed the vinyl stars on plain ball jars and painted. 

Here are some of the materials you'll need (I forgot the vinyl or the very important Mod Podge).



Step 1: Place the vinyl star where you want it on the jar

Step 2: Paint the jar--go right over the vinyl 



Step 3: Peel off the vinyl (this is so fun!)


Step 4: Embellish with Craft Rope Trim and a Pine Bough cut from the Christmas Pines Bundle



And . . . voila!


Tip: I learned that if you leave the jar like this, the paint scrathces off pretty easily. If you go over the whole jar with a generous brushing of Mod Podge, it seals the paint and looks really nice. 

Then, if you want to have more fun, you can spray a plain jar with this really cool product from Krylon that makes the glass look frosty, not opaque, so the light inside still glows through. I did two coats, and it really worked beautifully. No drips, and once dry, it's really durable--no scratching! And the best part is that the vinyl sticks right to it!


I hope you are finding many things to be thankful for this week; my list keeps growing and growing. Thank you all for stopping by, and I hope you were inspired today to do something fun.

Don't forget that this week you can take advantage of sales through the ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA and the 25% OFF STITCHED FROM THE HEART stamps. If you don't already have a demonstrator, I would love to be your creative coach. For every $40 you spend, I will send you a Thank You and a surprise gift!

Until next time, stay crafty!
Alison



Only 1 Week Left!

As if the Week-long sale weren't enough, don't forget about the other sale, too! There is just over 1 week left for you to save 25% on select stamp sets that coordinate with the Stitched Framelits. These stamp sets are so cute, and you do not need the framelits to maximize their cuteness factor! 
Baby Bear Photopolymer Stamp Set
Blooms & Wishes Photopolymer Stamps
Christmas Pines Photopolymer Stamp Set
Greetings from Santa Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Greetings from Santa Wood-Mount Stamp Set
Hang Your Stocking Photopolymer Stamp Set
Merry Mice Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Merry Mice Wood-Mount Stamp Set
Oh, What Fun Photopolymer Stamp Set
Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies
Suite Seasons Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Suite Seasons Wood-Mount Stamp Set
Tin of Tags Photopolymer Stamp Set

Monday, November 21, 2016

Online Extravaganza!

Today is a great day to love stamping!For one week only, November 21-28, you can save up to 40% on select products. To sweeten the deals, we will be having 24-hour sales on the first and last day of the promotion (that's today!!) featuring special products available for that day only. You can even save on products that will be on the future holiday catalog retiring list. Online Extravaganza only happens once a year so be sure to make the most of it. 

Use this hostess code when you place your order of $40 or more and I will send you a Thank You giftRW7REGEB