Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Cell Phone Cover Creations

I stumbled on a neat idea over the weekend! My daughter (12), is always begging me for new cell phone cases--apparently it's not for keeping a phone safe--it's all about style.
We went to the Dollar Tree and I let her pick out two new cases. Lucky me, I get her hand-me-downs! Hers was a clear case, and I immediately thought I ought to decorate it. But, outside decorations wouldn't work, so it had to be under the clear cover. 

DSP to the rescue!

Once I traced the shape, replication was easy. Stampin' Up! has so many lovely paper choices, it was hard to choose. 

Then, of course, I got carried away and tried embossing with the Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder which I just now realized we no longer carry (whoops!). Any embossing folder will work (ahem).


And then I had to stamp, of course! One of my new favorite bundles is Coffee Cafe! Without embellishments, the layers are flat enough to still fit easily under the clear cover (please excuse all the scratches. I did say it belonged to my 12-year-old daughter, right?).


I hope that inspires you to think outside the card, I mean "box!" 

If you live in the United States, I'd love to be your Demonstrator! Shop with me any time!

Until next time, stay crafty!
Alison


Saturday, September 2, 2017

Quilted Christmas Suite!

The Quilted Christmas Suite on page 5 of the new Catalog might be my #1 Favorite!! It's not just for Christmas, either! Check out this video from the SU! home office to see all its features and a couple samples, too!




Thank you for looking! If you like what you see, order from me 24/7 or click on my link for Product Shares and get more goodies for less dough!

Until next time, 
Happy Stamping!

Alison

Friday, September 1, 2017

New Catalog Product Shares

It's finally HERE!!

Today is the day you can order from the new Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog! When I first saw it, I was excited, but since I have seen some of the AMAZING projects people have made, I am drooling over EVERY page!!

Holiday Catalog

Now, if you're like me, you want it ALL, but your budget won't allow it (if your budget does, please, go shop now!!). 

That's why I have a great solution. Some of you may already be familiar with "Product Shares," and if so, skip this paragraph. If not, here's the scoop: Product shares allow you to spend less to get a sampling of all the "consumable" items from the catalog (things like paper, ribbon, embellishments, etc.). I buy the products, and then cut and assemble them for you, so I make the initial big investment, and then you only pay for the portion you get. 

And you're going to get a LOT! 

Here is my official list of items you will get in your product share:
  1. (12) 6x6 Quilted Christmas Designer Paper   
  2. (3) Stitched Felt Embellishments    
  3. (2 yds) Quilted Christmas Ribbon    
  4. (6) 6x6 Merry Little Christmas Designer Paper
  5. (2) Mini Ornaments    
  6. (1 yd) 7/8" Striped Ribbon    
  7. (2) Green Sprigs    
  8. (2) Acetate Card Boxes    
  9. (2 yds) Jute Twine    
  10. (6) 6x6 Merry Music Specialty Designer Paper 
  11. (10 3x4 and 5 4x6) Memories and More Card Pack   
  12. (2 x 1 yd) Mini Tinsel Trim Combo Pack    
  13. (6) Season of Glitz Mini Gift Bows    
  14. (6) 6x6 Christmas Around the World Designer Paper    
  15. (2 yds) Real Red 1/8" Solid Ribbon    
  16. (3) Christmas Around the World Wooden Embellishments    
  17. (4) 6x6Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Paper    
  18. (4) Year of Cheer Embellishments    
  19. (1) 6x6 Champagne Foil Sheets    
  20. (4) Foil Snowflakes    
  21. (1) Mini Pizza Box    
  22. (4) Whisper White Mini 3x3 Envelopes    
  23. (6) 6x6 Painted Autumn Designer Paper 
  24. (1 yd) Burlap Trim
  25. (5) Touches of Nature Embellishments   
  26. (1 yd) Black Vintage Crochet Trim    
  27. (28) Black Rhinestone Jewels    
All of this would cost you $249.44, but you can have all of these items for only $40! (plus $6.50 for Priority Mail Shipping)

Contact me today to get your goodies!

Thank you, and happy shopping! 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Skip to the fun!



In my other post today, I noted how the 3-month Paper Pumpkin subscription is on sale through Sale-a-Bration. For those who want more information about Paper Pumpkin, here's a little video showcasing the awesome box of fun I received a few days ago!

Are you interested in getting in on the fun AND earning a free item, too? The 3-Month Prepaid Subscriptions (item 137859) are just $55, which instantly qualifies for a FREE Sale-a-Bration item!

New SAB Items AGAIN!

Yesterday, Stampin' Up! announced 7 more items were added to Sale-a-Bration! 

My Newsletter recipients received a first-look at these items. If you don't subscribe to my newsletter, you may be missing out on the most current stamping news. I already had a couple people take advantage of the new deals! 

You can see that some SAB items are already sold out, so if you are waiting to get that "must-have" item, wait no more!

You only have until March 31 to earn these products for free. If you are a Paper Pumpkin Subscriber, it's a no-brainer to sign up for the 3-month subscription, save money and earn a free item. I've done it!
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Note that the new items added to the SAB list are catalog items, but you cannot use the catalog item numbers during the SAB promotion. Please use the item code noted below and not the regular item code.

6" X 6" (15.2 Cm X 15.2 Cm) Glimmer Paper Assortment Pack
6" X 6" (15.2 Cm X 15.2 Cm) Glimmer Paper Assortment Pack
SOLD OUT

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

SAB 2nd Release!

I am home sick today, so I have a little extra time to reach out and tell you about the newest Sale-a-Bration items just released!

For those who don't know, Sale-a-Bration (SAB) is Stampin' Up!'s biggest sale of the year. Here’s the deal: for every $50 you spend (before tax and shipping), you get a FREE Sale-A-Bration product. That means it’s the perfect time to purchase those products you’ve had your eye on while earning more products for free.

Yes, FREE! And these aren't just little token items. We're talking stamp sets, Designer Series Paper (that coordinates with suites in the Spring catalog!) and embellishments! And you cannot BUY these items. You can only earn them during SAB, and when they're gone, they're gone!

Need to stock up on card stock? Adhesive? Have you been waiting to buy that stamp set you've been eyeing? Now is the time! 
SAB only runs until March 31st, and these hot items are going fast.

But there's more! If you've looked at the SAB catalog (attached to this email) and you want more, the SECOND RELEASE was today! There are 3 new items added to the SAB catalog:

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Additionally, if you are (or have been thinking about becoming) a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, now is the time to buy those Pre-Paid subscriptions! The 3-month pre-paid subscription is on sale, and it will earn you a free SAB item!

Prepaid

If you're going to keep you subscriptions, then it's a no-brainer to save money on the per-month cost AND earn a free item.

SAB is really the best time of the year, and I'd be happy to help you with your creative needs!

Send me an email if you're interested in knowing more or if you would like to place an order. 

Thank you! Have a great Tuesday!

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