Monday, July 27, 2009

Stampin' Addicts Big Shot Die Pack Contest!

You all know my affinity to Stampin' Addicts right? Since launching the first part of March, this online stamping community has grown to almost 1800 strong. And now we will be holding our first official gathering at the Stampin' Up Convention in a little more than a week! (The anticipation is starting to kill me!)

Stampin' Addicts has tons of ideas for using the Stampin' Up Big Shot and all kinds of other Stampin' Up! products. Right now, Stampin' Addicts is also giving away a Big Shot Die Pack. All you have to do to enter is to post about the contest on your own blog or even on facebook, twitter, or Stumble Upon.

Wish me luck! I can always use more Big Shot toys!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Christmas Box House Fundraiser/Mini Stampin' Buffet/New Catalog Kick Off

Instead of my traditional Stampin' Buffet/Catalog kick off this month, on Saturday, July 18 I've been invited to participate in a very special event: A fundraiser for the Christmas Box House featuring several direct sales companies.

The Christmas Box House provides emergency shelter care, health services and programs to children who have been removed from their homes and families due to abuse, neglect or abandonment. It is a cause close to my heart because my youngest son received shelter care as infant long before he came to be part of our family. This fundraiser will help purchase clothing and other essential items for the children who arrive at the center with little more than the clothing on their back.

How can you help? Join us Saturday, July 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Christmas Box House, 3660 So. West Temple. I will be in the boardroom. Here is what I will be offering from Stampin' Up! with proceeds benefiting the Christmas Box House:
  • The brand new 2009-2010 Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog for a $5 donation to the Christmas Box House.
  • A Mini Stampin' Buffet offering fun Make and Takes. See below for projects.
  • A blowout of retired stamp sets and other products. Some are brand new and some are used, but they all need a new home.
  • Handcrafted cards, scrapbook layouts and other items for sale.
  • A drawing for free hostess set for those that place an order from the catalog at the event. (This is in addition to the other fabulous prizes that will be offered at the event)
Even if you can't come, you can still help. I will also be donating my instant income from all orders placed from July 15-21 to the Christmas Box House, including orders placed through my website.

All of the buffet projects feature brand new products from the new catalog. You be able to make how ever many you choose of the following projects:

This card features the brand new For All You Do stamp set, as well as new designer series paper and the new in color Rich Razzleberry. $1.50 each

You may have seen this stamp set before, but Stampin' Up! just gave us a matching punch. Also features the new In Color Melon Mambo. $1.50 each

Another treat Stampin' Up! gave us this year: In Color Markers! This card uses them with the new hostess stamp set, The More the Merrier and the Movers and Shapers Big Shot die to make a window. $1.50

The Matchbox die made it into the new catalog. Here it is in Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo and some new designer series paper, filled with four chocolate nuggets. $4 each

And a 12x12 layout featuring the new Animal Stories stamp set as well the new Stampin' Up! Alphabet Simple Letters for the Big Shot. $6.00 each

Please let me know if you plan to attend. I will have extras cut that day just in case, but I'd like at have an idea before hand as well.

Other participating vendors include Layers Clothing, Cookie Lee Jewelry, Scensty, Squeaky Shoes, Modbe Clothing, Heritage Makers, Purse Party, Pampered Chef and more. You will receive a ticket for ever $10 in purchase from each vendor to enter to win great prizes donated by the vendors. Extra tickets will also be available with a cash donation to the Christmas Box House.

And parents can bring children 3 and over to the Kid's Outback Adventure. (Children under 3 will need to be accompanied by an adult.) Children will be able to play on the enclosed playground, make projects, and enjoy a treat all supervised by volunteers while you shop or create for a $3 donation to the Christmas Box House.

Hope to see you there.

July Ribbon Share

This month's ribbon share features the 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon. For only $16.75, you will get three yards of each of the nine exclusive colors that Stampin' Up offers (for a total of 27 yards) including:
  • Very Vanilla
  • Chocolate Chip
  • Bravo Burgandy
  • Real Red
  • Regal Rose
  • Brocade Blue
  • Certainly Celery
  • Old Olive
  • Basic Black (just added in the new catalog!)
Remember all Stampin' Up ribbon is designed to perfectly coordinate with the inks, card stock, designer series paper and all the other embellishments Stampin' Up offers to make projects a cinch to put together.

I need to know by July 31 if you would like to take part in the ribbon share. All money is due that day too. If you need me to mail the ribbon to you, there is an extra $2 fee for shipping and handling.