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It’s Sale-a-bration!

This week’s challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments is a sketch challenge.  Since my craft room is still in disarray I used My Digital Studio to create this 8″ x 8″ scrapbook page.  I found these photos I took of my Bengal kitties in a Sale-a-bration box and I knew I wanted to create a scrapbook page.  Sadly the kitty with the topaz eyes is no longer with us but I still have photos and memories to remember him.

stampin up sale-a-bration bengal cats

8″ x 8″ Scrapbook page created with My Digital Studio

Use the sketch below to create a project and join us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  We’d love to see your creativity.

Hand Stamped Sentiments Sketch Challenge #180

Don’t forget now through March 31st 2014 it’s Sale-a-bration.  For every $50 you spend on Stampin’ Up! products you get to select a free item from the Sale-a-Bration Catalog!  Woo hoo free stuff! All Stampin’ Up! supplies below may be ordered from my website or email me to place your order.

All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

8″ x 8″ Scrap book page created with My Digital Studio

Size:  8″ x 8″

Designer Series Paper\_Designer Kits\Soho Subway – designer series paper\Soho Subway – 12

Button Latte\Chocolate Chip Button Latte – button2
Button Latte\Chocolate Chip Button Latte – button1
Button Latte\Chocolate Chip Button Latte – button2

Basics\1.25 Square Punch, Fill Color = 220,227,216

Sale-A-Bration is here!

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Sale-A-Bration is here! This is Stampin’ Up!’s biggest sales event of the year, now through March 31st.  There are three ways to benefit during this sale.

  1. FREE PRODUCT! For every $50 in product you order (before shipping and tax), get a Sale-A-Bration gift FREE.  All benefits are available when you order on-line.  Click to download the Sale-A-Bration Catalog or email me your name and U.S. address if you prefer a print copy.
  2. STARTER KIT SPECIAL! Perfect timing for the hobby stamper!  During Sale-A-Bration, the Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit (worth over $300) will be 15% off (new price $148.75 and ships free) and includes a BONUS product bundle worth $50.  Enjoy demonstrator discounts and benefits through June 30, 2011 with no obligation to sell or purchase anything further.Click for full Starter Kit Offer details
  3. HOSTESS BENEFITS! Stock up for yourself or team up with a friend(s) to place an order of $300 or more and earn hostess rewards.

Take advantage of this once a year sale and stock up!  If you have any questions or would like to place an order please email me.  Click here to view Sale-a-bration products.

Hand Stamped Sentiments week 4 – Sketch Challenge

This week at HSS we’re having a sketch challenge.  This sketch is featured in the March Success, Stampin’ Up!’s magazine for demonstrators.  This magazine is one of the freebies you receive as a demonstrator which is a big plus because many projects are featured to give you ideas and it also provides tips on running your business from successful demonstrators.  Right now is a great time to become a demonstrator because the starter kit is discounted 15%.  See my blog entry Sale-a-bration for hobby stampers for more details.   Now on to the project.  As I mentioned we’re having a sketch challenge and I have been wanting to use my new stamp set Picnic Parade.  This stamp set is a hostess level 2 set and can only be earned by holding a workshop with sales of at least $300.  It’s a great value because it contains 15 stamps!  So versatile.  It can be used for so many occasions – Easter, Thank you, Get well, Hello, Welcome…  I had so much fun putting my project together.

First, I stamped the images on Whisper White card stock in Timber Brown StayzOn ink.  I used my SU water color pencils and blender pen to color in the images.  I wanted a soft spring look and the water color pencils provided just the look I was after.

I then used my paper snips to cut out the bunny and the basket.  I used the Extra Large Fancy Flower punch to punch the flower then sponged the edges with Pretty in Pink classic ink.  I also had a scrap from the Bashful Blue soft flower background I printed using My Digital Studio for my Pride and Prejudice card and used this for the center of my extra large Fancy Flower.

Before adhereing the top and bottom of my card to the base I adhered the top and bottom then placed my ribbon before adhering to the base.  I used SNAIL to adhere the large flower on the main image then adhered the bunny and the basket with dimensionals.  The bottom of the card is the  striped DSP from the Sale-a-bration Welcome Neighbor Paper Pad for the bottom of the card.  Stamped my sentiment in Timber Brown StayzOn ink so the browns would match.

That’s it.  Super easy and lots of fun!  I hope you’re inspired to start your spring projects.

sketch challenge 4

HSS sketch challenge week 4

Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge #4 - Sketch challenge

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All Stampin’ Up! supplies below may be ordered from my website or email me to place your order.

Project info:

finished card:  4.25″ x 5.5″

Bashful Blue card base:  4.25″ x 5.5″

Whisper White top panel:  2.5″ x 4″

Stiped DSP bottom panel:  2.75″ x 4″

Stamps:  Picnic Parade (hostess level 2)

Paper:  SU card stock:  Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Sale-a-bration striped DSP from the Welcome Neighbor Paper Pad,

Ink:  Timber Brown StayzOn, Pretty in Pink Classic ink, SU water color pencils, Blender pens

Accessories:  SU punches:  Extra Large Fancy Flower punch, 1-3/8 circle; Bashful Blue satin ribbon, Dimensionals

Techniques:  Stamping, Water coloring

Sale-a-bration for hobby stampers

Right now during Sale-a-bration the standard starter kit and digital starter kits are an additional 15% off and choose a bonus stamp set valued up to $47.95.  WOW!  That’s a lot of Stampin’ Up! products.   You don’t have to be a career demonstrator to purchase these kits.  If stamping is your hobby and you’re looking for a way to get more value for your money now is the time.  However if you want stamping to be your career then join my Stampin’ Friends Circle.  See below for all the benefits.  Promotion ends March 31, 2010.

  • Sign Up On-line. Get immediate benefits.  Simply email me for my password.
  • Receive 30% off your first order of $150 or more plus qualify for hostess benefits. During Sale-A-Bration you’ll also earn 3 free gifts with a $150 order (one for every $50 in product).
  • Enjoy 20% off every day.
  • Have the opportunity to order select new stamps and products one month in advance of  catalog releases!
  • There’s no obligation to sell or hold workshops and no penalty if you decide to drop.  You keep all your goodies.
  • To remain active, $300 in total retail sales is required per quarter.  This includes your own purchases and customer sales (based on retail prices).
  • Join now!  The end of the first full quarter isn’t until June 30.  You would be guaranteed discounts and benefits until then.
  • If your sales reach $300 by June 30, you remain active through September 30 (third quarter).  Your discounts continue through the release of the new 2010-2011 catalog (July 1) and In Colors.
Starter Kit Regular Price
Sale-A-Bration Price (15% off) + bonus stamp set valued up to $47.95
Standard Starter Kit $199 $169
Digital+ Starter Kit $185 $157

Standard kit contents:

image of standard kit

Standard kit

Rubber Stamp Sets

  • Fun & Fast Notes (p. 56) or your choice up to $33.95
  • On a Pedestal  (p.71) or your choice up to $19.95
  • Eastern Blooms (p. 108) or your choice up to $21.95
  • Elegant Thank-You (p. 144) or your choice up to $8.95
  • Teeny Tiny Wishes (p. 145) or your choice up to $36.95

Stampin’ Around Wheel (Fast Flowers, p. 56) or your choice of a regular sized wheel
Stampin Around Wheel Handle (regular size)
Stampin’ Around Ink Cartridge (Pixie Pink or your color choice/uninked)
Stampin’ Pastels (51 Stampin’ Up! colors, 6 applicators, 1 eraser)
2 Packages Bold Brights Assorted Color Card Stock (8.5 x 11″) or any color family (including In Colors).  Both packs must be identical.
Whisper White Card Stock (8.5 x 11″) or your choice up to $7.50
SNAIL Adhesive
Décor Elements Medium Chocolate Eastern Blooms (or other Decor Elements Choice of the same or lower price)
Décor Elements Applicator Tool
Stampin’ Scrub
Stampin’ Mist
VersaMark Pad
Blender Pens
5 Classic Stampin’ Pads (Basic Black, Real Red, Brilliant Blue, Green Galore, Pixie Pink or your choice of any five Stampin’ Up! Classic ink colors)
8 Catalogs, Business Forms and Tools to Help You Get Started
SHIPPING IS INCLUDED!!! (Sales tax is additional)

Digital Starter Kit contents

Digital starter kit

Digital Starter kit

  • My Digital Studio software
  • Party Hearty ($26.95, p. 69) and Petal Pizzazz ($32.95, p. 113) stamp sets or your choice up to value of stamp set.
  • Whisper White card stock (8-1/2″ x 11″) or your choice of 8.5 x 11 neutral card stock of equal value.
  • Earth Elements assorted card stock (8-1/2″ x 11″) or your choice of assorted card stock pack
  • Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, and Tempting Turquoise Classic Stampin’ Pads or your choice of Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, and Real Red Stampin’ Write Markers or your choice of Stampin’ Write Markers.
  • Chocolate Chip 1/4″ grosgrain ribbon or your choice  1/4″ grosgrain ribbon color.
  • Real Red 1″ double-stitched grosgrain ribbon or your choice of 1″ double stitched grosgrain ribbon.
  • Button Latte Designer Buttons or your choice of designer buttons.
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Mini Glue Dots
  • SNAIL Adhesive
  • Business supplies (product catalogs, order forms, training DVD, and other supplies)

OPTIONAL STAMPIN’ MEMORIES SCRAPBOOKING ADD-ON for Standard or Digital kit:  $50 (Valued at $80+)

1 Package Bold Brights or Your Choice Assorted 12 x 12 Colored Card Stock  (p. 156)
Schoolbook Serif (p. 151) or your choice of Alphabet Stamp Set Up to $43.95
Simply Scrappin’  Petal Party (p. 166) or your choice of Kit
Craft Stampin’ Ink Pad.  Whisper White or your choice of Craft Stampin’ Pad
Stampin’ Write Journaler (p. 190).  Basic Black or your choice of color.
SHIPPING IS INCLUDED!!! (Sales tax is additional)

NOTE: Stampin’ Memories Add-On must be ordered in conjunction with the starter kit

Sale-A-Bration Starts TODAY!

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Join the Sale-A-Bration!

It’s Sale-A-Bration time again at Stampin’ Up!, and friends, fresh ideas, and free product is what it’s all about!

Every year Stampin’ Up! gives customers, hostesses, and new demonstrators the opportunity to earn fantastic, FREE, limited-edition products they’ll enjoy for years to come.

Here’s how Sale-A-Bration works:

When you spend $50 on Stampin’ Up! merchandise, you’ll receive a free Sale-A-Bration reward. There’s no limit–for every $50 you spend, you can select another FREE Sale-A-Bration reward!

When you host a workshop of at least $300 (before tax and shipping), you’ll receive a free Sale-A-Bration reward in addition to all of the regular hostess benefits!

During Sale-A-Bration, anyone who joins as a demonstrator can choose any stamp set–a value of up to $47.95–from our current Idea Book and Catalog or Occasions Mini Catalog. Plus, for a limited time, get 15% off the price of the standard Starter Kit or Digital+ Starter Kit!

Plus, this year’s Sale-A-Bration event gives you more free products than ever before! Choose from our exciting selection of exclusive Sale-A-Bration products, or choose a $15.95 set from the Idea Book & Catalog–you’ve got over 80 choices!

The Sale-A-Bration promotion starts on January 5 and runs through March 31, so don’t miss your chance to earn free products! Email or call me today to book your workshop or learn more about this promotion.  I can provide you with a  full-color Sale-A-Bration brochure full of beautiful project ideas you can make using these limited-edition Sale-A-Bration sets. You can also view the Sale-A-Bration brochure online.

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