Saturday, January 20, 2018

Can you feel the excitement?

 Are you a football fan? Maybe just on SuperBowl Sunday? Well, I do like a good party! And if there is going to be a football game, then I want in on the gambling. And if there is going to be a prize, my vote is for cash that I can spend on craft supplies. OR just give me the craft supplies!

So, friends, that is what I am doing! Here is the foot-high stack of card stock, and the prizes for the quarters and final score! And you are encouraged to get in on this excitement! There are 3 squares available at the low price of $10.

Did you just get a chill down your spine, worrying about the BINGO squad arriving at my place to take me away for operating a gambling event? Well, worry no more! Everyone is a winner, so there really isn't any gambling happenin'. Every participant gets a pack of card stock, which their $10 is covering. THEN you have a chance to earn the hostess benefits. I have filled one bag with a Tutti Fruity card pack, sequins and ink spots; one bag has a Whisper White card pack, white bakers twine and Mixed Medallions card set; also up for quarterly prizes are two Mixed Medallions card kits and the fourth quarter/final score will also receive a big bag of Stampin' Up! goodies!

Just like regular squares, when the two teams have been selected, I will randomly assign numbers to the squares and share your numbers with you. Then when you watch the game, you will be able to cheer on the teams with visions of card kits dancing in your head!

Email me ASAP since there are only 3 squares available!

Happy Stampin,
Dee Tollaksen

Monday, January 15, 2018

Stamp Club supply lists

 I don't always take the time to provide the products you need, but I am going to try to be better about this!

So here we go! Remember that you can just click on any image and you will be time travelling -- transported directly to my online store where you can drop the goodies into your cart and enjoy your new supplies in just days!

Party Panda Card

Product List

Product List

Pineapple Card

Product List

Party Pandas vs lavender for sleep vs pineapples = hospitality

 When I try to write a catchy headline for posts, I try to be fair to all the cards, I want everyone to take a peek, so today I have the weirdest headline ever, but all 3 cards get a mention!

The Party Pandas set in the Sale-a-Bration brochure are sure to be the #1 most popular set of the month. They are darling, easy to stamp, easy to fussy cut and there are about a zillion samples to copy online! So be sure to shop the new Occasions catalog so you can earn the Pandas free!

Also looking very good is the Lots of Lavender set, also in the Sale-a-Bration brochure. We used one stamp to create our background, another for the focal point and left it with  no sentiment so you can make it a sympathy, birthday or get well card. And if you have been partying with the pandas, you may need a get well card, right?

These 3 beauties were the cards we made in January Stamp Club, all showing a fun technique or demonstrating something new.

The pineapple card features a new bundle, Fruit Basket bundle, with a darling stamp set and 4 little punches. Here we stamped the pineapple on the sentiment panel AND on scrap paper, then punched them out and layered them over the panel pineapples. The new punches cut INSIDE the stamped image, so there is no white border on your fruit. Then, when you layer them, you get a nice dimensional look, because the panel pineapples peek out from around the punched pineapples. Very cool.

The panda card is all heat embossed in copper. I know pandas aren't copper IRL, but on the card they are darling.

The lavender card let us practice our ribbon tying, which nearly everyone struggles with. Just about every card had a different ribbon treatment, which is fun to see all our options! Do you see the new Tinsel Trim in Powder Pink? It adds a hint of glimmer and texture to our card, just the perfect amount!

Anytime you would like to get in on the fun, just let me know. We are here the first Wednesday of every month and new members are always welcome and encouraged to try-it -- no commitment required!

Happy Stampin'
Dee Tollaksen

Friday, January 12, 2018

Seeing double?

 When I attended Glenda's Fab Card Making Day, I spent most of my time demonstrating the Stamparatus and NOT making cards. But as a TY for the demo, Glenda let me take a sample of most of the cards everyone else made. So when I came home, I had the card kit and the completed card, so I swapped stamps on this kit.

Everyone got to make the guitar card from Epic Celebration, and I got to switch the guitar for a panda! Isn't he cute? And it goes to show how one style of card can be tweaked and made into a totally different,  but still fabulous, card!

I know a bunch of you are reading this, and seriously, I wish you would come over on Thursday, Jan 18 to play BINGO! I have snacks, you can BYOB -- I have glasses-- we will make 2 cards and I have 5 stamp sets to give away as BINGO prizes! There are still a few seats available, 10 max, so you have a great chance of winning! Just click here to email me and save your spot!

Happy Stampin,
Dee Tollaksen

Thursday, January 11, 2018

BINGO time

 I have the daubers dusted and the crank adjusted, ready to call the BINGO numbers, please join us Thursday January 18 at 7 pm -- RSVP required -- Your $20 fee will buy your BINGO card, a goody bag, 2 make-n-takes and 5 chances to win a stamp set!

An evening of BINGO is always fun, meet some new people, take your mind off the crummy weather and everyone wins because we will be making 2 cute fun cards!

We had a blast on Saturday at Glenda's awesome card making event, most participants are demonstrators, but you wouldn't really guess it from the way we behave! We are so excited to get our hands on new ribbon, new stamps, new tools! We drop our stamps on our card stock, we push our stamps into the ink and over-ink the blocks, we leave our water bottle behind, then our scissors, then our adhesive. It's like our first time stamping, every time! But we have FUN!

If you have ever thought you want the discount, or you want early access to all the new products or you want to join the demonstrator events -- now is the best time to join! While the "kit" is always $99, you get to select $125 worth of products AND right now you also get to choose any two (2!!!) stamp sets you want over and above the $125 of products! And the whole shebang ships FREE!!! So that's another big savings! So just drop me a hint and I'll be happy to show you how it's done and let you join in on the fun.

Just in case you are leaning toward joining, we are registering on Tuesday for the next official Stampin Up event, to be held in Milwaukee in April. These things usually sell out in just hours, so you will need to be a demonstrator first, and then be ready and GO FOR IT on Tuesday, so let me know ASAP!

If you want more info on any of these cards, just comment here, but I want to point out the newest technology in stamps -- this bunny is like a photo! It is achieved with 3-step stamping, but is super easy and GORGEOUS! Also, the perfectly aligned Hugs Hugs Hugs is done with the new Stamparatus, helping you perfectly align your sentiment!

Happy Stampin,
Dee Tollaksen

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

New samples from Occasions & Sale-a-Bration

 I went to Glenda's great card stamping event on Saturday and have a stack of great cards to share with you! Just so you know, I only designed one of these cards, but I did do the stamping and assembly on all of them, so I guess I can take some credit!

The first card uses the Beautiful Peacock stamp set you can earn in the Sale-a-Bration special. I was showing everyone how to use the new Stamparatus tool so we would get perfect placement and perfect ink coverage every time. See how snugly the Lemon Lime Twist ink meets up with the Dapper Denim ink? That perfection is achieved by mounting the stamps on the Stamparatus and getting them in exactly the right place, then you can stamp multiple times, every time perfect!

Scroll on down for 4 more really cute cards, from masculine to Valentine's Day and more. Any questions, just leave me a comment and I'll get you the details. All the cards feature products just released in the Occasions catalog and the Sale-a-Bration catalog.

Dee Tollaksen

Thursday, December 28, 2017

"I want it free!" and "I want it now!"

 Do you hear the voices in your head? I know they are there, and I'm pretty sure the two things you are saying are "I want it free!" and "I want it now!" Do you want to quiet those voices and be happy about it -- drug-free?

Great! Just order your demonstrator kit now, and you get to pre-order from the Occasions catalog, so you can get all the new cute stamps & papers NOW! And you can get the FREE Sale-a-Bration goodies EARLY when you place demonstrator orders in December.

Yes, I know it is Dec 28 and your credit limit is nearly maxxed out following all your gift giving. . . maybe wait a few days until the new catalog goes live -- then you can get two FREE stamp sets (any value) from the big catalog or the Occasions catalog! Oh My Goodness!! Such good reasons to select $125 worth of goodies, plus two free stamp sets and pay only $99 plus tax -- FREE shipping!!!

And then you have your choice of avenues to follow: make a little money to help pay off those credit cards OR just enjoy your goodies with no obligation to ever order anything else as a demo! Totally pressure-free situation.

Want a little more info? How about this!

Ongoing 20% discount off all of your orders (and the ability to increase that to 25%)
Flexibility in setting your own hours and working from home.
Support from creative resources like a quarterly magazine, a demonstrator website filled with training, Stampin' Connection, and Demonstrator Business Web Services.
Beautiful, exclusive artwork and high-quality products for you and your customers.
Opportunities to see and purchase new Stampin' Up! products first.
The Quick Start program, where you can earn more FREE products.
Stampin' Up! events, where you stamp, learn, and have a blast with your fellow Stampin' Up! lovers!
Qualify for cash bonuses, product rewards, incentive trips and more.
A worldwide stamping family!

I bought the kit so I could get the 20% -- that was eleven years ago! I am still getting the discount, but offering product and classes to my friends (new and old) has enabled me to order EVERYTHING I could ever want -- for FREE!! No $$ has ever been out-of-pocket since I started, because my efforts cover my costs!

Drop me a line if you are interested, and I'll fill you in on all the details!

Happy Stampin,
Dee Tollaksen