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August 2010

Stampin' Up! HQ/Riverton

Several years ago ~ actually about five now I guess ~ Stampin' Up! built and moved into new headquarters just outside of Salt Lake City in Riverton.  Every year at CONVENTION we have the opportunity to visit and it is always a treat.  All of the administration of Stampin' Up! is accomplished in this lovely building EXCEPT the actual production of the stamps.  That facility is in Kenab, Utah ~ and the production is top secret so I don't think I will be posting pictures for you.  Check out where, and how, your products are boxed up.... SU HDQ in Riverton UT Packin' Up! Packin Up 2



          I store my markers in their original case which came when I bought the set.  But, if you bought your markers one at a time, or even in the color families, you would not have the case.  So, what are your options?  Stampin’ Up!’s new clear mount cases (similar to CD cases) (#119105) are a great way to organize your markers.  The empty plastic cases come four in a package for $4.95 and hold 10 MARKERS perfectly!!!  What an easy way to keep everything in the right family and so easy to use!  


            Would you like to add theNEW STAMPIN' UP! COLOR MARKERSto your collection?  Do you know that Stampin' Up! has a New Color Kit just for you?  The KIT contains 13 markers and a replacement insert for your existing case.  You will get Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Marina Mist, Baja Breese, Pacific Point, Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Tangerine Tango, Wild Wasabi and River Rock.  You can order online or just give me a call ~ the kit is #120948 and the price is $35.95 ~ YOU SAVE $9.55 WITH THE KIT!!!!      


          Always keep your box of markers so that they are horizontal.  If you store them vertically, the ink shifts from one end making it difficult to have an even flow when you use them.  Also keep your markers out of the sunlight, heat is not good for maintaining the ink inside.  Enjoy!





Love Note Convention Swap I

3 X 3 swap no 2 I returned from STAMPIN' UP!'s 2010 CONVENTION late Saturday night.  It has taken a couple of days to get back to 'normal' whatever that is.  I took loads of pictures and I want to share some of them with you so I thought I would start with six samples from my LOVE NOTE SWAP.  So, what is a Love Note Swap?  Those participating made thirty-seven 3" X 3" folded cards to swap with everyone in the group.  At lunch on Thursday, we stood in a very large circle to pass our 37 cards around so that when we left we had 36 different cards.  I am going to show you six of the cards today and six tomorrow, I hope you'll enjoy the ideas ~ use them on your own cards and scrapbook pages.  I had one of my COLOR BOOKLET CLASSES on Sunday afternoon and two of those attending ~ Janie and Evelyn ~ choose the cards I am including.  Thanks you two!!!!

By the way, I am repeating the COLOR BOOKLET CLASS in August.  It is scheduled for Thursday evening, August 12, at 6:30 PM in the Cat/Art Studio.  The class fee is $15.00 before August 9 and $20 after that date.  Let me know if you are interested ~ 587-1548.  I can also make the little booklet for you if you cannot make the class, the fee is $20.00.  Six more Love Notes tomorrow....

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A Super Stampin' Up! Offer!

3x3 swap no 5It's TIME to book your workshop for AUGUST! Stampin' Up! has a special offer for all of their August hostesses ~ $25 EXTRA IN HOSTESS DOLLARS TO SPEND with a qualifying $350 workshop!

That means you will have $65.00 to spend to get some of those products on your WISH LIST.  And, for the first five people who book a workshop in August, I will add $10.00 in hostess benefits giving you $75.00 to spend!

Call or email me and let me know what date you would like.  As always, your house or my studio, just let me know what you prefer.  Call me, 587-1548, to get in on this great deal!

My favorite thing....

Well, at least one of my very favorite things in Stampin' Up!'s 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalog is the new owl punch.  It is so much fun to use and makes the cutest little owl.  I am writing all my posts today, Tuesday the 20th, because I leave in the morning for Salt Lake City and the annual Stampin' Up! Convention ~ it will be so much fun!  Of course, by the time you are reading this I will be home (Saturday night ~ very late!).  I am planning on keeping my eyes open for some cute ways to use this punch!

Here it is with a little card that I made before I left ~ 2-step Owl Punch
So, keep your eyes on my blog for more OWL IDEAS!

Easy Resist Technique Class

MY PRESTO PATTERNS CLASS IS COMING SOON ~ WON'T YOU JOIN ME?  Each person taking the class will receive a package of Presto Patterns Specialty Paper (#117175 on page 172 in the Stampin' Up! 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog) to use to make four beautiful cards (designed by my friend Phyllis ~ she's fabulous!).

What's Presto Patterns Paper?  It is a white paper made with an embossed design that POPS when you put ink on it.  I will show you how to use a sponge and a brayer to get several different effects when you add color.  The class is Saturday afternoon, August 15, at 2 PM.  Early registration is $25.  Please register by August 2 so that I can order my supplies for the class.  After August 2 the class is $30.  This class fee includes the paper itself.  Here are two of the cards we will be making.

Presto Patterns Class Remember

Why do I need a Sanding Block?


          Stampin’ Up! Sanding Blocks (#103301) are multipurpose tools that should be in your stampin’ tool box!

          1.  When you buy a set of stamps that have a lot of rubber surface that surface may not pick up the ink evenly.  For instance, look on page 102 in your new catalog.  The stamp set, Petal Pizzazz, is definitely one that would initially have that problem.  The solution?  Use the Sanding Block directly on the rubber to rough it up and allow the ink to adhere.

          2.  Sanding blocks can also be used to provide that distressed look.  Simply rub the block on the edge of your card stock to create that popular look.

          3.  Vintage is in and this tool is definitely one that can help you get that look.  You can sand the card stock directly to create that old look or sand the edges of your pictures if you are creating a vintage scrapbook page.  Let me know if you have other ways to use this super tool!


Color Inventory Booklet

Color Inventory 2 I have been teaching this class in July and I have scheduled it one more time in August for those of you who couldn't work it into your July schedule.  I hope you will be able to join me ~ everyone that has made one has been very pleased with their little book.

When Stampin' Up! changed their core colors this year it was easy to totally confuse what was 'old' and what was 'new'.  This class will make it easy for you to check off your stamp pads, markers and card stock.  And, it will allow you to organize the FOUR NEW COLOR COLLECTIONS!

The class is Thursday evening, August 12, at 6:30 PM.  Early registration is $15.00 if you register by August 9.  After August 9, the class fee is $20.00.  EMAIL ME OR SIMPLY PUT YOUR CHECK IN THE MAIL.