Monday, August 30, 2010

She's Gone Country Cover Girl Contest

Hey everyone, I wanted to post a link to a contest I'm entering this week. Author Jane Porter is currently holding a "She's Gone Country" Cover Girl contest based on her newest book "She's Gone Country"

Here is a link to her blog stating all the details of the contest

Please visit her blog and be sure to vote for my picture!

Also, a big thanks to Nick Rosheisen for finding the perfect truck for me! And my sister Mindy Schumacher for modeling for the pictures! I had so much fun photographing her!

This was such a fun contest to particpate in! If you're a fan of "chick-lit" I recommend trying one of Jane Porter's books!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Stampin' Up's American Red Cross’ Haiti Relief and Development Fund

In the past, when terrorists attacked the Twin Towers, when a tsunami struck Indonesia, when a hurricane destroyed New Orleans, and when wildfires ravaged Australia, Stampin′ Up! demonstrators have stepped forward and showed their commitment to making a difference in the lives of others. This time is no different.

Help make a difference in the lives of those who continue to suffer from the effects of the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12. From now until February 28, 2010, Stampin' Up!® will set aside$2 from the sale of every I {Heart} Hearts stamp set and donate it to the American Red Cross’ Haiti Relief and Development Fund. The Red Cross is already well established in Haiti, and this money will be used to provide immediate relief and long-term support through supplies, technical assistance and other support to help those in need.

Available in both Wood & Clear Mount

I {Heart} Hearts – clear-mount (block D recommended)

I {Heart} Hearts – wood-mount

I will be placing a Stampin' Up order on Monday, February 1st.


Sunday, January 24, 2010

Shimmer Paint! by Stampin' Up

Shimmer Paint has become so popular, that Stampin' Up has decided to continue selling it despite the fact it was supposed to retire along with the the other items in the Holiday Mini catalogue at the beginning of January. So although you won't see it in any of the current catalogs, it is still available and right now a very hot product!

I had the opportunity of trying it out this week and I have to say I was pretty impressed! We used it, along with rubbing alcohol in a small spray bottle, and lightly sprayed the base of a card we were making. The results were beautiful and I quickly decided to stock up on Shimmer Paint while it is still available.

Shimmer Paint is a great accent tool for cards and scrapbooking...and at only $5.95 it's a great price for a beautiful effect!

Contact me if you'd like to place an order :)


Friday, January 15, 2010

Looking for fundraiser ideas for your school or organization?

Is anyone else tired of buying over-priced gift-wrap and magazine subscriptions from our children for their fundraisers? Items that can be purchased at the dollar store but for ten times the price? Well why not try a Stampin' Up Fundraiser?
Stampin' Up products are quality items at a reasonable price, and we have many items under $10! Here are some of the benefits your group will receive by hosting a fundraiser with me:

  • 20% of the proceeds will go directly to your group

  • Each child who reaches their goal of $50 in orders during the months of February & March will receive a free item from our Sale-A-Bration catalog

  • At the end of the fundraiser I will come do a workshop with the children where they will make a project to take home with them.

  • Prizes are also available for children with the highest orders

If you have any questions please contact me. Also, please pass this information to your child's school or other organizations that you think might be interested.


Friday, January 8, 2010

2010 Goals Album Class

The Scrapbook List

Have you ever thought to yourself, “I would like to do that” and then carried on with life without giving it a second thought? Now is your chance to turn those thoughts into reality.

I’ve found this project especially rewarding for three main reasons:

1) Every time you add a new page to your album, you are inspired to accomplish something else—to experience something else.

2) How cool would it be to leaf through a book containing all of your major accomplishments? So cool and very empowering. Everyone should feel empowered by their own achievements.

3) I can’t think of a better way to really share who you are with friends, children, and grandchildren than through the goals you set and what you have accomplished.

Getting Started
If you haven’t started scrapbooking,
the beginning of the year is the
perfect time to begin and this is
the perfect project.

1 Get a fresh album and customize it like Stampin Up did on their 2010 Goals album.
Dedicate the album to the upcoming year.

2 Think about things you’d really like to do and then write down several things to accomplish this year either individually or as a family. Make a page out of this list, and insert it into the album you created. Ten or twelve goals for the year would work out to be almost one goal each
month but wouldn't be too overwhelming.

3 Make sure your goals are achievable and have an estimated end date. A goal of being a better cook is great, but hard to define. You’d have a much easier time setting and accomplishing the goal to take a cooking class and make 10 dishes you learned there. You’ll also want to set goals
and work on them throughout the year—you wouldn’t want to wait to get them all done by December or you’ll be in a crunch during the holidays!

4 Devote a page or spread to the accomplishment of each goal so that by the end of December you can look back and appreciate all the work you’ve done throughout the year. Don’t forget to record how you felt about each accomplishment. Some, like running a half marathon, will be best captured by the emotions you felt, the ups and downs of the journey, and the elation at the finish line. The photo and the running bib just
enhance the experience.

5 Save scraps from the goals you achieve. If your family goes on a hike, save a leaf or a small memento from the hike to add to your page. Or save your ticket stub or program when you finally make it to the Shakespeare Festival to commemorate the occasion. You can see in the
Number 8 page how Christina used photos of a family hike to capture the event. On a facing page, you could create a journaling block with your favorite things you saw on the hike and accent it with the leaf you saved from the hike.

I love the idea of recording all your goals for the year and then capturing those special moments
as you accomplish them. At the end of the year, you’ll be able to look back and have a succinct record of what you’ve accomplished during twelve short months. You’ll also be creating a treasured book of fond memories and impressive undertakings. New Year’s resolutions have never been so inspiring. So let's get started!!

2010 Goals Album Class info: Class Fee only $25!

There are 2 options for this class.
First is our Monthly ongoing class: This class will meet once a month throughout the year. We will meet monthly to help encourage ourselves and others to achieve our monthly goal and to create/complete a page dedicated to our accomplishments.
Or if you are unable to commit to meeting once a month you can also create your scrapbook in one night! Ask for details

Price includes:
  • 8-1/2" x 8-1/2" 3 ring, chipboard album (as shown in the above photo) which includes 10 page protectors.

  • Cardstock & tools to complete your album.

  • Layouts will be provided for each page

And of course I will be there to offer tips and suggestions

*Please provide your own adhesive, or add $5 to include adhesive.

If you have any questions please let me know.

This class will be perfect for beginners! And great for those who procrastinate like me!


Thursday, January 7, 2010

New Clear Mount Stamps from Stampin' Up...

7 Great Features of Clear-Mount Rubber Stamps

Over the past few years, there has been enormous demand from demonstrators and customers alike for a line of repositionable clear-mount rubber stamps. Well, you asked for it, and now you have it!

Starting with stamps in the 2010 Occasions Mini Catalog and the 2010 Sale-A-Bration brochure, Stampin' Up! now offers our exclusive stamp art in both traditional wood-mount and the new clear-mount option.

Stampin’ Up!’s new clear-mount rubber stamps are the result of extensive research with the intent to maintain the very best image quality in the stamping industry, while at the same time offering the ease-of-use and storability inherent in repositionable clear-mount rubber stamps.

Here are seven great features of clear-mount rubber stamps and blocks:

  1. Stamps and blocks are durable and easy-to-clean with your Stampin' Scrub and Stampin' Mist.
  2. The optional image labels let you decide if you want to see the image through the block or not.
  3. Stamps have tight die-cutting for easy image positioning.
  4. There are nine different sizes of clear-mount blocks to choose from.
  5. Large clear blocks can be used to create collages or spell words with alphabet sets.
  6. Clear-mount blocks have ergonomic grooves on all four sides for easy grip and a traditional wood-mount feel.
  7. Stamps store easily in standard, DVD-type cases with artwork on front and spine, making organization easy.
Here are a few samples I made using my new Tote-Ally Tess Clear mount stamp set (she is also available in wood mount)

Thanks for looking! Let me know if you have any questions regarding Clear Mount Stamps :)


Monday, January 4, 2010

The New Occasions Mini Catalog & Sale-A-Bration both start tomorrow!!

Book A Party now during Sale-A-Bration, and earn free sets with every $50 purchase!

Occasions Mini Catalog Now Available JAN 5
You can now purchase from the Occasions mini catalog. This is jam packed with great stamps and accessories including our NEW unmounted option! Contact me to place an order or book your show. I will be placing an order next week, so let me know if you would like to add to it and save shipping costs.

Sale-a-Bration JAN 5
You can now take advantage of our Annual Sale-A-Bration promotion! For every $50 you spend in merchandise you can select a FREE item from the sale-a-bration brochure. Also, when you host a party of $300 in sales or more you get to select an item. Contact me now if you would like to place an order or book a party.

Big Shot Don't forget with Sale-a-bration this is the perfect time to invest in the Big Shot if you don't already have it. You will be able to select 2 sale-a-bration items for FREE when you purchase the Big Shot during January through March.

I am planning on earning the Big Shot during Sale-A-Bration and would like to offer FREE SHIPPING to any who purchases the Big Shot during Sale-A-Bration (January thru March)! I will also hold a FREE Big Shot class for all of those who purchase the Big Shot through me.
Scrapbook Club & Technique Club
I have decided to start a Scrapbook club & a Technique Club for those who are interested.
Here's how it works:
  • As a member of the club, you agree to purchase just $25 per month in Stampin' Up! merchandise. (This is a great way to build up your supplies on a monthly budget!)

  • You will get the new catalog FREE for signing up!

  • Each member of the club takes a turn hosting. When it's your turn to host you receive all the hostess benefits which include: a hostess stamp set & a minimum of $15 in free merchandise.

  • Plus I share lots of fun ideas and techniques that you will love.

Each club will consist of 6 people so spots are limited... call or email me for more details.

And one last thing.... During the Sale-A-Bration, anyone who signs up with Stampin' Up to become a demonstrator will receive an additional 15% of the starter kit (which is also available in a My Digital Studio package) and will also receive a FREE stamp set (valued up to $47.95) from the current catalog! If you have any questions about becoming a demonstrator or would like any information on it please let me know!