Friday, July 29, 2011
Just a reminder, deadline for the $99 deal is Sunday. Talk to your husband, talk to your friends, talk to me! This bargain goes on your credit card, you get $120 worth of product and free shipping. If you want it FREE, just hold a workshop or two and let the profits from the workshop pay for the kit. Really! You only need to hold one $350 workshop to completely offset the cost of the kit. And statistics show that an average workshop produces $400 in sales. So, one average workshop and you'll be showing a profit! Whoo hoo!
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Thanks for taking just a second to think about this deal.
1 – a great way to save on your crafting supplies. Invest in this kit and receive $120 of desirable products and take at least 20% discount on future purchases from Stampin’ Up!
2 – Start your own stamping business for just $99 startup! Offer classes, events, workshops or create custom invites, home décor and personalized stationery.
Offer ends July 31. I would LOVE to have you join my team! Or if you know anyone who is looking to supplement their income, please forward this email. There is absolutely no commitment beyond the initial kit. No penalty whatsoever for trying out the kit and no future purchase requirements.
I just came home from Salt Lake City (paid for completely through my little stampin’ business) where I met this fun guy, Mike Diehl. He is a 2nd grade teacher in upstate New York. He uses the Big Shot to cut bulletin boards and classroom supplies. He uses stamps to embellish student papers and to make TY cards and classroom décor. Mike’s teacher friends wanted a demonstrator right in their school, but none of them were willing to take the plunge. He signed up a few months ago, orders supplies for the teachers at his school and is using Facebook to build his customer base. This guy has a thriving business and he has hardly lifted a finger! Think about how this could work for you or someone you know and let me help you get started.
Monday, July 25, 2011
This card really needs to read "Sorry about all the rain and the flooding in your basement." And thank God my basement chose to stay dry! I'm praying for continued electricity and less humidity for all my friends who were floating this past weekend.
Sunday, July 24, 2011
I love to make cards with no sentiment. Then when I need to send a note or have an occasion, I can add the correct sentiment and I don't have to come up with an entire card.
The end of the month is quickly approaching, don't forget that July 31 is the deadline to take advantage of the Stampin' Up! sale on the kit: 2 stamp sets, 4 ink pads, a pack of white cards & envelopes, a pack of card stock, a pack of designer series paper, a blender pen, an adhesive runner, a roll of ribbon, a clear stamp mount, and a box of business supplies for just $99 and free shipping, plus a permanent discount on product as long as you continue to meet purchase minimums, subscription to Stampin' Success magazine and access to an exclusive website jammed with project samples. As a bonus Stampin' Up! is also giving you a gorgeous Holiday Keepsake Box kit with a $40 value. Gorgeous! Still reading? Awesome, just give me a call or post a comment and I'll help you get started!
Saturday, July 23, 2011
We'll have a couple more coloring examples from the class I taught this week. If you missed it, you'll be sorry!
If you're sorry, just leave a comment and we can schedule the same class again, just for you!
Thursday, July 21, 2011
This mini-album is a list of 25 things to do to enjoy the holidays. Things like eat a candy cane, go sledding, ring jingle bells. Each page has a holiday suggestion and room for pix and journaling. It is a great remembrance album, a centerpiece, an awesome gift. Perhaps this is a special year with a wedding, a baby or just one of those years that is in danger of being forgotten for all the busyness.
Join me in re-creating this gorgeous book Stampin' Up! demonstrated at convention. It looks awesome, but it is simple to put together. And I will do all the planning, you just have to make time to sit and craft!
Leave a comment or send an email, we will schedule your seat in a class at my studio, your home or office. Schedule a class at your place or mine and bring 3 or more participants and I will have a special gift for you!
Monday, July 18, 2011
I am home from Salt Lake City, exhausted, but whoooo, what a good time! Pictured here are my roommates Catherine and Sue and a new friend Mike. Sue bumped into Mike at O'Hare, swapped cards and chatted, then ended up sitting with him on the flight. He was traveling to convention alone, so he often found us to sit with for the big presentations and meals. What a fun guy!
There is a good reason that I never let anyone shoot my picture.I had no idea my hair was all smooshed under my glasses, and after I had worked on it with the curling iron and everything! Oh brother. I will have to stop doing that when I take them off.
One of the most thrilling things to happen at convention is prize patrol. After each major new product introduction, they call the prize patrol to run out and give away stamps and tools and paper to attendees, based on your wristband color. Here, Sue won first, scoring a gorgeous large flower stamp set and a spool of new ribbon. Next, Catherine's color was called and she won a super Christmas stocking set and the matching
punch! There are a lot of prize patrols, but not everyone wins. Not even half the crowd wins, so we were doing great, having half our little group win! But that wasn't the end, oh no. Next, Mike's color is called and he scores a stamps set and ribbon! Well, I am so happy for my friends. And who wouldn't be, right? They're so lucky! And I'm soooo happy for them! Sure 3/4 of our little group win an extra stamp set and embellishment to take home! Suffering succotash. $%%#@!!!
Well, I have to tell you, I am really happy for them, but I don't know why I wasn't the lucky one! Oh well, there's always next year! And if you could see all the great stuff Stampin' Up! gave me, you would certainly call me ungrateful. We all came home with 8 new stamp sets, a new collection for the "My Digital Studio" program, mini catalogs for the Holidays, 4 gorgeous cards and a beautiful box to keep them in, what, did I mention. . . 8 new stamp sets? What a fabulous haul!!!
It is always such a thrill to get to talk to Shelly! It's like meeting a movie star!
I have so many cards that I swapped, you need to come over and look at the variety and fabulosity of all these projects. Call me, let's make some cards together!
Monday, July 11, 2011
This is the swap I have made for convention in Salt Lake City this week. There are so many organized swaps and events that I have prepped for. . . I only have about a dozen cards to swap on the general convention floor!
That's ok, I'll have almost 100 swaps from the organized events. I hope you'll make time to stop over and enjoy these swaps when I get home! I'd love to see you, and we'll make plans stamp together in the "new year" of Stampin' Up!
Sunday, July 10, 2011
Card Candy is a sheet of elements that can be used on a card. They are pre-made and ready to just drop right onto a card. I signed-up for a Card Candy swap. So I have six sheets prepared with these five elements and stashed in a pretty bag. Then I will meet with the six other stampers who are in the swap and we will trade. So I will come home with their card candy sheets.
What you see here are two die cut borders, one with a punched and embossed butterfly, the other with a fabric layered doohickey. Then there is a five petal punch with a starburst and an oval with a crown on it. Also a cheater bow made with a brad and a tag with a double layered die cut daisy. I hope the other swaps are cute and inspiring, but I also hope mine is "up to snuff!"
Saturday, July 9, 2011
This card is made featuring the new In-Color Wisteria Wonder. So far, everyone is calling it Wisteria Lane summoning Desperate Housewives images. Not sure the card and the Housewives are in the same image collection, but everyone loves this sweet lavender shade.
Again, the fabric flower is attached to a bobby pin for removal and enjoyment as a hair clip or bookmark.
Gotta run, Happy Stamping!
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
This pretty in pink creation is for the shoebox swap. Stampin Up has this darling fabric that matches our color collection and DSP (designer series paper). I have sewn 50 yoyos, after cutting the large scallop circle on the Big Shot. The pink daisies are die cut on the Big Shot and the background is stamped in white craft ink using Fifth Avenue Floral stamp set. The black scallop circle is cut using the brand new punch featured in the summer mini catalog.
The big WOW on this card is the fabric flower: it is attached to a bobby pin and can be easily removed to wear in your hair or act as a bookmark. I love this idea! It has been around forever, but I think it makes my swap extra special!
Saturday, July 2, 2011
$99 STARTER KIT AND FREE PROJECT KIT
It's always more fun to stamp with friends! For the month of July only, Stampin' Up! is offering a $99 Starter Kit, the perfect choice for the lover of Stampin' Up! products. This is a great solution for those of you who want to get the products you love at a 20 percent discount.
Plus, when you start in July, you will get a Christmas Keepsake project kit absolutely FREE--a $40 value! This exclusive kit contains everything you need to create a beautiful Christmas Keepsake Box to hold your most treasured Christmas memories. Remember, you can only earn this special Shelli Signature Collection kit in July by purchasing this awesome starter kit.
$99 Starter Kit contains over $180 in products and business supplies--including new products from the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog! All colors and stamp sets are recommended, but you can substitute a similar item of equal or lesser value.
For more info, just leave a comment or shoot me an email or a phone call, my contact info is at right. If you know exactly what you want in your kit and you're ready to rock and roll, you can use the password BLITZ and sign-up online at www.dtollaksen.stampinup.net Click JOIN IN THE FUN and then maybe watch the video or go right on and click JOIN NOW. Simple as that!
My favorite part of this hobby is the friends I have made through stamping. Some are fellow demonstrators, some are customers and some are students at my classes. We have so many laughs and enjoy time relaxing with paper, ink and ribbon. I would love for you to join me!