Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Post-Convention High

I just got back on Sunday night from the annual Stampin' Up! Convention in Salt Lake City.  These conventions are always great but this one was even bigger and better because it was their 25th anniversary.  Bigger... there were almost 6000 demonstrators there from all over the world.  Better... even more free stamp sets, Prize Patrol and giveaways!  I'm still riding the excitement high.

I've got some great classes coming up in the next few months that you won't want to miss.  I've updated my calendars through September and will be adding Oct - Dec as soon as I get the boys' baseball schedule (4 playing at once - YIKES!)
This is my Quick Cards - You Make Me Happy - August Class.  Simple but very pretty and don't you just love the little bag in the middle to hold them all!?  This class will be Aug 23 so register today so you don't miss out.
Did you see this banner in the Holiday Mini Catalog?  Isn't it awesome!?  We'll be making this in my September 20th class.  I'll also be doing a banner class for Thanksgiving and Christmas too so check out my calendar for those dates.
Finally, if you haven't signed up to get your monthly My Paper Pumpkin kit you won't want to wait another minute.  Right now if you sign up here and enter promo code pumpkindeal you will receive your first two months of My Paper Pumpkin for only $10 per month!!  Thats like getting a kit for free!  But don't delay, this promotion is only good until August 31.

Happy Stampin'

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Blooming Flowers and 25% off!

Nothing brightens a room like a bouquet of flowers.  The best thing about these flowers is they require no water and won't wilt!  The Bloomin' Bouquet Flower Kit is a fun and easy way to bring spring inside.  The kit contains everything you need except a glue gun and this video tutorial will show you just how easy it is.  This kit is only available while supplies last so order yours today!  Item #134542  $12.95

Are you into digital crafting?  If you answered yes, then you'll be thrilled to hear that My Digital Studio digital downloads and print products are 25% off until June 15th.  Remember to check for all the new releases each Tuesday.  There is often a free download available too!  (Yes, there's one this week!) If you answered no, download the FREE TRIAL version of My Digital Studio and see how easy it is to create cards, scrapbooks, calendars and more on either the PC or Mac platform.  If you want some one-on-one training on this program, I am happy to sit down with you and walk you through it as well as show you where to find wonderful video tutorials.  
Don't forget to enter the Hostess Code V669Y9WN when you shop to be entered to win the Hostess Benefits earned on all orders until May 30!

Happy Stampin'

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Going, Going, Gone!

Its that time of year when we have to say goodbye to some of our favorite inky stamps to make room for fresh new rubber coming soon.  The list of Retired Stamps and Retired Accessories has been posted.  Be sure to get those items now because when they are gone, they're gone.  The stamp sets will be available until May 30th but the Retired Accessories are only available until supplies last and they will go quick!  Use the link on the right to shop right now and be sure to enter Hostess Code: V669X9WN at checkout.  When you do, you will be entered to win all the Hostess Benefits earned on all my online orders from now until May 30! There is up to 60% off MDS products as well.
As always, if you have any questions, please ask.  I'm always here to help.

Monday, April 15, 2013


How does $80 or more in free Stampin' Up! product sound?  I know, right?  Gather some friends for your own workshop and you could be earning those Hostess Benefits.  I've got two hostesses already who have their dates on my calendar.  What date do you want to hold your workshop?

Have a bigger wish list?  Join my team and get an extra $30 of products in your Starter Kit.  YOU choose whatever products you want, its completely customizable!  You pick $155 worth of your favorite products and pay only $99!  Not only will you be embarking on the most fun, rewarding adventure of your life, but you'll get to join me at the annual Convention in Salt Lake City this summer.  Its Stampin' Up!'s 25th Anniversary and they are promising even more fun and more free giveaways.  You definitely don't want to miss out!  Contact me today with all your questions.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Capturing Memories

My family just returned home from an amazing and memorable trip to Cozumel, Mexico.  My parents, siblings & their spouses and my husband and I are certified scuba divers.  Now that the eldest two grandsons are of age to get their Jr. Certification, my parents took the entire family on a trip for their first dive experience.  Between digital cameras, camera phones, an underwater camera and 5 disposable cameras for all the kids, we easily took hundreds of pictures.
In this digital age it is easy to take tons of great pictures that capture every great memory of trips like these.  But taking the time to print them and put them in an album or dare try to scrapbook them can seem like an overwhelming task. But with My Digital Studio, Stampin' Up! has made this task simple.  Here is just one page I made for the vacation album.  I used one of my sunset photos as the background and just added a couple more photos and some quick text.
My Digital Studio is easy to learn and use and comes preloaded with tons of images and tools.  Each Tuesday, Stampin' Up! releases even more digital downloads so you can continue to add to your library.  And at the new price of $19.95, its an inexpensive way to create albums, calendars, cards, flyers and more!  If you are in the Austin area, I provide free hands-on training to get you started.  Contact me today to learn more!

A few quick notes....

  • I've updated my class schedule for April and May so be sure to check it out here.
  • Paper Pumpkin kits are going out this week!  Watch your mailbox for this months treasure.  If you haven't already signed up, do it today so you can get in on the fun.
  • Like me on Facebook to get more news and tips.  My page is here.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

This & That

Your life is: Awesome, Quirky, Exciting, Perfectly messy.  And all happening really fast.  So we're happy to introduce our newest product line that lets you capture it all on-the-go.  This and That will debut in the 2013-2014 annual catalog, but we're giving you the chance to get it now!  This product line contains 5 great products...
  • Epic Day This and That Journal (131268) $10.95
  • Remember This and That Rotary Stamp (130133) $5.95
  • Epic Day This and That Designer Washi Tape (131269) $4.95
  • Epic Day This and That Designer Series Paper (130814) $10.95
  • Epic Day This and That Designer Stickers (131271) $4.95
You can purchase them separately or get the Epic Day This and That Bundle for 15% off!  (133350) $32.08
These products will only be available until April 30 so order yours today.  Check out images of all the products here. 

Do you like fabric?  Then you're going to love this deal!
That's right!  Starting Monday, all of our awesome fabric designs are 50% off!  Stock up now.  Even if you don't sew, use scissors or your Big Shot to cut out pieces for your cards or scrapbook pages.  

Finally, all my April Hostesses will receive their choice of either the Striped Organdy Ribbon (choice of Melon Mambo, Old Olive or Marina Mist) or the Paper Doilies and Ribbon Trim.  These are some of the most popular items in the Spring Mini Catalog and you can get them free just by hosting a workshop in April.  What does it take to be a Hostess?
  • Pick a date to hold your workshop.
  • Pick a location (either your house or my home studio)
  • Invite your friends for a fun night of stamping.
  • Earn FREE Stampin' Up! products!
Its as easy as that!  I still have some open dates in April and May so contact me today to book your workshop!


Monday, March 4, 2013

Skip the To Do List and just STAMP!

That sound like great advice to me!  One of my awesome downline actually posted that comment on my Facebook today.  Stamping is such a great way to 'check out' for a bit, use a completely different part of your brain and relax and recharge.  Its a great stress-reliever!
My ever-growing To Do list last week included designing the projects for some upcoming workshops.  I was running out of time and began to over-think and to do too much with them.  The harder I tried to come up with a good design, the more frustrated and less-creative I was getting.  I just wasn't feelin' it.  Three hours before my workshop, as I'm finishing cleaning and setting up my studio, inspiration hits. To quote Despicable Me, "Light Bulb!"  Some simple, easy but way cute and totally duplicatable cards are what flowed out.  Nothing like last minute huh?

I was even able to put together a little 'kit' of products you could purchase for around $50 to get a Sale-a-bration FREEBIE   If you like these cards and want to be able to quickly, easily and inexpensively make them yourself, here's what you need.

  • Oh Hello Stamp Set (wood mount) #130730     $25.95
  • Notecards with Envelopes #107311                  $5.95
  • In Color Markers (your choice of sets)               $14.95
  • Paper Doilies #129399                                      $2.95
  • In Color Bakers Twine (your choice of color)     $2.95
Total cost is only $52.75 (+ tax/shipping) PLUS you can choose the Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button Pack (#130812) as your FREE Sale-a-bration item!

What a steal!  Several of the beginner stampers loved this as a way to get started stamping without a big investment and now they had several great ideas to work with.  Click the Shop button now and get these great products and your FREE Sale-a-bration goodies before it all ends on March 22!

Also, don't forget to sign up for Paper Pumpkin before March 10 to ensure you get the first kit when they ship out March 15!!  Please use my demo info (Heather Wilber at zip code 78665) when you sign up.