Thursday, January 28, 2010

February Stampin' Buffet

There are lots of fun projects available for you to make at this month's Stampin' Buffet.  And if you are a newbie to my Stampin' Buffets or bring a newbie with you stay tuned for an extra special offer!

WHEN: Saturday, February 6 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

WHERE: Red Robin in Murray (just south and east of the Fashion Place Mall)

WHAT: Stamping. Friends. Fun. Door Prizes. Make just the projects you would like to make and as many of those projects as you'd like to make.  See the projects below for costs.  You are welcome to bring your favorite adhesive and paper snips.  (I will have glue stick available.)

RSVP: Please RSVP by Thursday, February 4 so I can be sure to have enough projects cut.  Some projects maybe be limited by the supplies I have on hand so RSVP ASAP to ensure you will get to make your favorite projects.  801-967-3210 or

You can click on the picture to see a close up on any of them.
See this really sweet little treat purse?  This is not a project you can make at my buffet, but if you bring a new guest with you to the buffet, or you are a newbie yourself, you can take one of these beauties home with you just for RSVPing and coming.  Your guest will get to take one home too. See why you will want to bring someone with you to share the fun?

Are you a scrapbooker?  Do you want to be one?  This layout is all precut and easy to punch, Big Shot, stamp and assemble.  Perfect to scrapbook the love or loves of your life.   Cost: $7 each

 This accordian-folded LOVE banner will remind those around you how you feel about them this Valentine season.  Or leave the letters off and put pictures of your loved ones on it for a fun little photo display.  It will all be precut and Big Shotted (is that a word?) for easy assembly. Cost: $5 each.

 Fill these cute little milk cartons with whatever you'd like for a special Valentine's treat. Perfect for your child's teacher, co-workers, best friends, neighbors, your children, or maybe your visiting teaching sisters. Cost: $1.50 each (comes empty)
Maybe one milk carton isn't enough for your special someone?  How about four in an adorable little holder.   Thanks to Rachel Norton for sharing the pattern on her blog.  Cost: $7.50 for four milk cartons and the holder.
This card features the heart sweet treat cups and the I {Heart} Hearts stamp set.  And when you pull the "sweet treats" tab, the candy comes out with out destroying the card!  Thanks to Cindy E for inspiring the card and providing a tutorial on the trap door.  Cost: $2.00 each (does not include an envelope since they don't fit.)

This card is designed to be a bit less girly.  Maybe for the man in your life on that special day?  Or for anyone really.  Thanks to Debbie Naylor for the inspiration for this card. Cost: $1.50
The last Valentine's card was inspired by one I saw on Stampin' Connections by my upline Cindy Petersen.  It features chipboard cut with the Big Shot (if you are going to be mailing it, I recommend skipping the chipboard and just using dimensionals.)  Cost: $2.00 with the chipboard, $1.50 without.

On to the Birthday card.  This card was also inspired by a swap I received from Cindy Petersen.  Lots of Big Shot going on with this one too.  I know you will love the Sweet Pea Paper as much as I do. Cost: $1.50 each
This is card features some of my favorite things from the Occasions Mini catalog: the new flower punch and the Dot, Dot, Dot stamp.  It has kind of a fun technique to it too that I can't wait to show you. Cost: $1.50 each
This baby card will bring a smile to any new mom's face.  It also features two stamp sets from the new mini: Fox and Friends and Bundle of Joy. So cute! Cost: $1.50 each
This started out as a wedding card, but it could be used for an anniversary, birthday or any occasion where "Best Wishes" are in order.  You can't tell from the picture, but it is spritzed with shimmer mist to give it a little sparkle.  Cost: $1.50 each
 This cute box and four matching note cards make a wonderful little gift.  It is very easy to assemble and features my favorite Rich Razzleberry and Cottage Wall Designer Series Paper. Cost: $6 each
I can't wait to see you there!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

January Scrapbook & Card Night - BIRTHDAYS!

It's been a few months since we've met and I am excited to show you all kinds of new products Stampin' Up is offering right now.

WHEN: Wednesday, January 27 at 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Red Robin in Murray (just south east of Fashion Place Mall)
COST: $7 for each scrapbook layout and $1.50 for each card.  Take $5 off your project fee with a $25 purchase and take $10 off with a $50 purchase.
RSVP: By noon on Monday January 25 and let me know how many of each project you would like to make so I can have enough of everything cut and ready.

 Bring a friend.  The more the merrier! We will have door prizes that night as well!

I had a request for Birthday projects.  Everyone has a birthday (or if you've stopped celebrating them yourself, than there is always your best friend's, husband's, child's, etc) and this 12x12 layout gives you the opportunity to preserve the occasion.

Stamps: Party Hearty (IB&C); Colors: Chocolate Chip, Taken with Teal, Pumpkin Pie and Whisper White. Designer Series Paper: Sweet Pea (Occasions Mini); Accessories: Scallop Trim Border (Sale-A-Bration); Cord Buttons, Big Shot Pennant Die.

Have a child or a Build-A-Bear fan in your life.  You can choose to make either a boy card or a girl card with this fun set.  You will have the option of coloring the bear with markers or with watercolor crayons.  I don't know if you can tell from the picture, but the bears have a Shimmer Mist technique on them too -- makes it all sparkly and pretty!

Stamps: Beary Best Friends (Occasions Mini); Girl Colors:  Brocade Blue and Pretty in Pink; Boy Colors: Brocade Blue and Pumpkin Pie.  Designer Series Paper: Pawsitively Prints (Occasions Mini); Accessories: Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Brads, Shimmer Paint; Water Color Crayons, Aqua Painter.

And because I know not everyone are scrapbookers, I am throwing in an extra card at my scrapbook nights this year.  This one actually inspired the colors for the scrapbook page above.


Stamps: Crazy for Cupcakes (IB&C), Whimsical Words (Sale-A-Bration); Colors: Taken with Teal, Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip; Designer Series Paper: Sweet Pea (Occasions Mini); Accessories: Grosgrain Ribbon, markers.

The beginning of the year is a great time to join the hostess club we run on Scrapbook nights too.  It's a great way to build your stash and have the opportunity to get hostess benefits.  Please let me know if you would like more details.

Also, Sale-A-Bration is happening now.  For every $50 you spend, you can pick a free item out of the Sale-A-Bration brochure!  There six exclusive Sale-A-Bration items, or you can pick from a list of regular catalog stamp sets valued $15.95 or less.  Free stamps.  What is better than that?

January Technique Class/Hostess Club - Emboss Resist

Not sure what happened to November and December, but here it is January and with just days to spare, I finally have a post up that showcases the projects for my technique class this month.  Whew!

WHAT: Technique Class/Hostess Club
WHEN: Wednesday, January 20 at 6:30 p.m. (notice this is a change in date from a previous announcement)
WHERE: My House (call for directions if you don't know where I live)
COST: $6 or free with a $25 purchase
RSVP: By noon on January 19

The technique is emboss resist, which is a pretty basic technique so I tried to jazz it up a bit with the spritzer tool on this card:

Stamp Sets: Extreme Surfing (Sale-A-Bration set), Celebrate Everything; Ink: Night of Navy, Bashful Blue and Bermuda Bay; Paper: Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Night of Navy; Accessories: Embossing Powder, Spritzer, Markers, Brads
And then, just because, I have this little box to offer too. I saw a box like this at the Stampin' Up Leadership Conference I just returned from and just knew I needed to offer it at a class.  It's not really emboss resist, but it is embossing, and it does have a fun technique with shimmer paint I would love to show you too.

Stamp Sets: Very Vintage Wheel (Occasions Mini), Vintage Tags (Sale-A-Bration); Inks: Basic Black; Paper: Basic Black, Very Vanilla; Accessories: Striped Grosgrain, Oval Punch, Embossing Powder, Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint, Two-Tags Big Shot die

And at the beginning of the year, it's a good time to join the hostess club portion of technique night too.  It is a great way to build up your supplies and have a chance to earn hostess benefits.  Please let me know if you would like more information.

Don't forget, it is also Sale-A-Bration right now - Stampin' Up's! biggest promotion of the year.  For every $50 you spend, you can pick something from the Sale-A-Bration brochure absolutely free. And the brochure not only has exclusive items it, but for the first time, it also offers regular catalog sets you can get free.