Friday, January 27, 2012

IT'S A GREAT TIME TO JOIN STAMPIN' UP!

If you visit my blog regularly, you know that I love to share cards made by other Stampin' Up! Demonstrators. For me, one of the biggest perks of being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator is that I always have an endless stream of creative ideas from other Stampin' Up! Demonstrators. Of course, there are online Stampin' Up! Demonstrator groups that have great ideas; but for me,our demonstrator group that meets every month to share our creative talents and ideas with one another is my first love! It is so wonderful to get together and chat about business and life while we enjoy making lots of great stamped projects and cards. Of course, we always have snacks so we can keep our energy up!

Right now is a great time to join Stampin' Up! and my Stampin' Up! Demonstrator family. During Sale-a-bration the starter kit is only $125 (that's a $340 value, and it ships FREE)! Plus you get a FREE gift just for signing up (you can choose from a Package of Designer Series Paper or a Digital Download every month for the rest of 2012). When you join, you can choose and customize either the Standard Starter Kit or Digital Starter Kit to fit your personal stamping needs and current stamping inventory.

If you aren't sure being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator is for you, just give it a try! You can join Stampin' Up! now and receive all the demonstrator discounts and benefits thru June 30, 2012 with no obligation to purchase anything further or host workshops. There's no penalty to drop!

Whether you want to be a business demonstrator or a hobby demonstrator, you will enjoy tons of demonstrator benefits from Stampin' Up! AND when you join as part of my downline family, you can attend any classes or workshops I offer for FREE and take part in all the demonstrator events/activities I offer.

If you want more information on becoming a demonstrator, just contact me at (248) 652-4606 or email me at ckolly@stampingismybusiness.com

READY TO JOIN? DO IT HERE!

GONE FOR THE WEEKEND!

I will be out of town all weekend, but I hope you have a fun one. I will be back on Monday with more Sale-A-Bration pictures!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

MORE OUTLINED OCCASIONS!

This is a "mini-pizza box" Keri shared with us at our last demonstrator get together. It holds 3x3 cards, and makes a perfect "little something" for a special "little someone"!

For the box Keri used Early Espresso Card Stock; the Bird Builder Punch with some Baja Breeze Card Stock; the Bigs XL Tasteful Trim Die for the Big Shot with some Cherry Cobbler Card Stock and the Fashionable Hearts Embosslits Big Shot Die (available in the Occasions Mini Catalog) with some Calypso Coral Card Stock. She added some Calypso Coral Everyday Enchantment Ribbon (available FREE in the SAB Catalog) to "accessorize" her box beautifully.

And here's the little 3x3 card that goes inside the box!

For this cute little 3x3 card, Keri used the Scallop Square Bigz Clear Die for the Big Shot with some Cherry Cobbler Card Stock. And she stamped the "love" from the Outlined Occasions Stamp Set (available FREE in the SAB Catalog) and colored it with Baja Breeze and Cherry Cobbler Stamp-N-Write Markers. And, again, accessorized it with some Calypso Coral Everyday Enchantment Ribbon (available FREE in the SAB Catalog).

YOU CAN PURCHASE ALL THE SUPPLIES FOR THIS GREAT GIFT HERE!

OUTLINED OCCASIONS MEETS "THAT MICHELLE"!

Sale-A-Bration is always my favorite time of year~I love FREE stuff! And this year Stampin' Up! has great products for FREE in their SAB Catalog. Here is an adorable sample of a cute little gift/goodie bag "That Michelle" shared with us at our demonstrator get together this month.

For her bag, she used Sahara Sand Card Stock with the Bigz XL Fancy Favor Box Die and tied it up with some Riding Hood Red 1/2" Stitched-Poly Ribbon. She used the Labels Collection Framelits Die for the Big Shot to cut the shape out of the middle of her box and then stamped the word "love" from the Outlined Occasions Stamp Set (FREE in the SAB Catalog) onto Very Vanilla Card Stock and then colored in the image with a Riding Hood Red Stamp-N-Write Marker. Of course, we stuffed our bags with chocolate for the perfect treat!!

ORDER YOUR GOODIES TO MAKE THIS BAG HERE!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

SALE-A-BRATION IS HERE!!

It is Sale-A-Bration Time~~that means time for FREE items; A DISCOUNT when you join Stampin' Up! as a demonstrator AND MORE FREEBIES when you're a hostess!!

The selection of items in the Sale-A-Bration Catalog this year are awesome! There are stamp sets, card stock, designer series papers, buttons, brads & ribbon, embossing folders, fabric, and much more!
AND, There are lots of ways to enjoy Sale-A-Bration and take advantage of all the opportunities to get FREE Sale-A-Bration items!


EARN FREE PRODUCTS! Order a minimum of $50 (before tax and shipping) on any Stampin' Up! product from January 24 - March 31, 2012, and get one FREE product from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog. AND when you spend $150 or more, you will earn Hostess benefits too! (for every $50 you spend, you get to pick one FREE SAB item)

HOSTESS A WORKSHOP! Hostess a workshop during Sale-A-Bration with total sales of $150 or more (before tax and shipping, and you receive a FREE exclusive Stampin' Up! tote (see it on page 3 of th Sale-A-Bration Catalog). AND if your workshop totals $400 or more, you earn the tote AND a bundle of three products including stamps, designer paper, ribbon and brads (all three products are on pages 6 and 7 of the Sale-A-Bration Catalog)

JOIN STAMPIN' UP! When you join my Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Family during Sale-A-Bration, you receive the starter kit loaded with products valued at more than $345, for only $125 (that's a $50 savings)! AND you will receive a FREE package of designer series paper OR free digital downloads every month for the rest of the year (upto a $120 value)!
You can join Stampin' Up! as a Hobby Demonstrator and just try out being a demonstrator to see if it is right for you. Join Stampin' Up! now and enjoy demonstrator discounts and benefits thru June 30, 2012 with no obligation to purchase anything further or host workshops, and there is no penalty to drop.

Haven't seen the Sale-A-Bration Catalog yet?
TAKE A LOOK AT THE SAB CATALOG HERE!

PLACE AN ORDER HERE!

JOIN MY STAMPIN' UP! DEMONSTRATOR FAMILY HERE!

Monday, January 23, 2012

PAPER DOILLY LARGE SIZZLITS DIE!

This is a card I made with my Morning Madness Group and shared with my Demonstrator friends. It was a big hit.

I combined the Large Sizzlits Paper Doilly Die from the Occasions Mini Catalog with the Fresh Vintage Stamp Set from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog. This made a very elegant sympathy card.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

EVEN MORE A-MAZE-ING!

This little stamp set is too much fun!

I punched hearts out and then embossed the front of the card~~seriously, too much fun!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

MORE A-MAZE-ING!!

These little game pieces that coordinate with the A-Maze-Ing stamp set are just too fun!!

For this card I used the Sweet Shop Designer Series Paper, along with the A-Maze-Ing stamp set and the Maze Game piece. All of these products can be found in the Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini Catalog!

ORDER YOUR A-MAZE-ING STAMP SET HERE!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

EASY P.S. I LOVE YOU!

Keri made this card for us at our demonstrator get togeter, and I love the clean look of it!

Keri used three punches on this card to make it quick and easy. They are the scallop circle punch (on some Designer Series Paper from the Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper Pack available in the Sale-A-Bration Mini Catalog) the circle punch and the Modern Label Punch for her sentiment. The sentiment is part of the P.S. I Love You stamp set, available now in the Occasions Mini Catalog. This stamp set has some great stamps, but they become even more "usable" when you pair them with the matching punches!

ORDER YOUR STAMP SET HERE!

Monday, January 16, 2012

SALE-A-BRATION SNEAK PEEK!

This great card was made by Linda at our demo get together in December. I love this card pattern!

Linda used the Everyday Enchantment Designers Paper from the Sale-A-Bration catalog, which you can begin ordering from on January 24th! Sale-A-Bration means two awesome things: great new products AND all the items are FREE! You won't want to miss out on this fantastic event. The sentiment Linda used is in a stamp set called Elementary Elegance, which is also available in the Sale-A-Bration Catalog. AND the ribbon and the brads she used are available in the Everyday Enchantment Ribbon and Brad Pack in the Sale-A-Bration Catalog. This is truly a Sale-A-Bration card you can't resist!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

FRESH VINTAGE SNEAK PEEK!

Here is another one Caroline made at our demonstrator get together.

She used the Fresh Vintage stamp set, which I love! AND it is one of the FREE stamp sets you will be able to get during Sale-A-Bration beginning on January 24th, 2012.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

FASHIONABLE HEARTS EMBOSSLITS DIE!

Another awesome demonstrator card! This one was made by Caroline.

Caroline used lots of great new products available in the Stampin' Up! Mini Occasions Catalog. They are the Fashionable Heart Embosslits Die,Adorning Accents Edgelits Dies and the Hearts Collection Framelits Dies. All of these are accessories you use with your Big Shot, and they are definitely "must have" items! AND she used the Bordeing on Romance Stamp Set, also available in the Occasions Mini Catalog.

ORDER YOUR HEARTS HERE TODAY!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

YOU'RE MY TYPE!

At our demonstrator get togethers we always have so much fun! In addition to sharing business tips, stamps, techniques, good food we have plenty of time to chat and share so much. I always come away with a renewed spirit and many, many great samples! Here is one more sample for you.

Keri made this card for us using the You're My Type stamp set from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini Catalog. I love the color combination!

ORDER YOUR VERY OWN YOU'RE MY TYPE STAMP SET HERE!

ONE MORE MIXED BUNCH WITH PUNCH!

This is a card that Caroline made at our last demonstrator get together, and she used the Mixed Bunch Stamp Set, along with the matching punch!

This stamp set with the matching punch makes card-making easy, quick and painless, and it still looks like you spent hours making it!

ORDER YOUR STAMP SET AND PUNCH HERE!

Friday, January 6, 2012

MIXED BUNCH!

One more from "That Michelle"!

For this card "That Michelle" shared with us at our last demonstrator get together she used both the Mixed Bunch stamp set and the matching Blossom Punch. Both of these items are available in the Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini Catalog.

ORDER YOUR STAMP SET AND PUNCH HERE!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

ONE MORE APOTHECARY ART!

Here is another Apothecary Art card "That Michelle" shared at our demonstrator get together.

The Silver Shimmer paper "That Michelle" used on this card really makes it sparkle. She also used some of the new 3/8" Pleated Satin Ribbon, which is one of my favorite accessories from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini Catalog. And, of course, she used the Apothecary Art stamp set from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini Catalog, along with the Framelits Dies Labels Collection for the Big Shot. All the matching accessories for this stamp set make this a quick and beautiful birthday card!

You can order all the materials you need for this card HERE!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

STAMPIN' UP! OCCASIONS MINI CATALOG IS HERE!

THE STAMPIN' UP! OCCASIONS MINI CATALOG IS FINALLY HERE, AND YOU CAN BEGIN ORDERING TODAY!

This mini catalog is just packed full of great items and lots of new and exciting tools.... If you don't already have one in your hands that you've been drooling over and making a Wish List from, you can check the Occasions Mini Catalog out just by click HERE!

Already have your Wish List ready to go?? CLICK HERE AND PLACE YOUR ORDER TODAY!

MORE APOTHECARY ART!

How could I start the new year without sharing from "That Michelle" during the first week? I could not! So, here is a card "That Michelle" made at our last demonstrator play date.

I love all the great things "That Michelle" creates, but this one is definitely a favorite of mine.

She used the Apothecary Art stamp set, along with the Framelits Die Labels Collection for this card. She added some pearl jewels to adorn her lovely creation and some Neutrals Pattern Designer Series Paper. I think this is a very classy sympathy card! Thanks for sharing, "That Michelle".

Today is the first day to place your order from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini Catalog, and it is packed full of great products you won't be able to wait to use for your own papercrafting fun!

CHECK OUT THE OCCASIONS MINI HERE, AND PLACE YOUR ORDER TOO!

APOTHECARY ART!

I am loving the new Framelits and with matching stamp sets...... so much fun!!

This card uses from of the Twitterpated Designer Series Paper, the Apothecary Art Stamp Set and the Labels Collection Framelits Dies for the Big Shot. All of these awesome items are available in the Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini Catalog, which you can begin ordering from today!!

ORDER YOUR GOODIES HERE!

Monday, January 2, 2012

MIXED BUNCH WITH MATCHING PUNCH!

Here is one more sneak peek from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini Catalog!



Last week I got to spend some time stamping with some of my demonstrator friends. As always, we had a great time and made lots of cards with stamp sets and accessories from both the Occasions Mini Catalog and the Sale-A-Bration Catalog. This is a card Linda and I worked together to come up with.

We used the Mixed Bunch stamp set, the matching punch and some new brads to make this super quick and easy card that is just beautiful. I always love a new punch, but when Stampin' Up! makes a stamp set that matches the punch, it cuts down on my productivity time and provides me with an additional "complimentary accessory" that makes card creating super easy! I can't wait to see what other cool things this punch makes. Seriously, we all know a flower isn't always just a flower!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

GNOME SWEET GNOME!

I'm going to start the new year sharing more sneak peeks with you! On January 4, 2012(only three short days from now), you can begin ordering from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini Catalog. Being able to order from this mini catalog will be a real treat and a great way to start your new year.

This card was made with the Gnome Sweet Gnome stamp set, which (as I am sure you've guessed) is going to be available for purchase in the Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini Catalog. I paired this stamp set with some Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper, which you will be able to get FREE during Sale-A-Bration (January 24, 2012 - March 31, 2012).