Thursday, August 5, 2010

A Scrap layout and Button Share

This is the Scrap layout that the Scrapers in my Stampers club did in June.

We used the level 2 Host set " Punched Posies" (Retiring at the end of August) out of the Summer Mini catalog to stamp the flowers and butterfly and then punched everything out with punches, no cutting, Gotta love that!! ok so we had to cut the leaves, but that was easy! The flower stems are 1/4" Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon (111368). What a great way to add texture to a layout and use scraps of ribbon. Other embellishments for the page: Top note die for some journaling or maybe a special picture, and Designer Buttons, oh how I love the buttons! Did you know you can cut a tiny little sliver of matching cardstock and thread it through your button?

Ok so I have a weakness for buttons…. They just add that final touch to a card or scrap layout. I’d like to have a sample of all the new designer buttons. Would you like to join me? I am going to split the packs into 4 share spots. Each spot will receive 1 of each shape in each color from each color collection, (example you will receive 1 real red marbled button, 1 real red double circle, and 1 real red small flower) 72 buttons in all! The cost for each share is $11. Better deal if you’d like 2 of each button, just sign up for 2 spots for the special price of $20. Note: All prices already include shipping and taxes for pickup. If you would like your share to be mailed contact me and we will work out the shipping.

Note: I still have a couple spots left in my 1/8” Taffeta Ribbon Share if you are interested click here for the details.

Monday, August 2, 2010


Stampin’ Up!® has announced that from July 27-August 31 hostesses can earn an extra $25 in free merchandise when they host a workshop totaling $350 or more.

EEK!! Do the math.... That is at least $65 in free stuff and a level 1 or level 2 host set, not to mention the FREE Catalog and A girls night out stamping! I have a couple workshop dates left in August, so call me and we will set a date! Want to earn the free goods but don't have time for a workshop in August? How about a catalog party? Collect orders from your friends and family and then send them to me. You will still qualify for all the host benefits. If you have any questions, let me know, I'd be happy to help.

Stampin’ Up! and Tennessee’s Sales Tax Holiday….

If you live in Tennessee I'm sure you know about Tennessee’s Sales Tax Holiday is this weekend August 6-8, but did you know that some Stampin’ Up! items qualify? How about stocking up on Stamping supplies this weekend! The following items qualify:

Item # Description Price
100425 2-Way Glue Pen $3.50
104332 SNAIL Adhesive $6.95
104331 SNAIL Adhesive Refill $4.50
103305 Dotto $12.95
100902 Dotto Refill $6.50
104045 Anywhere Glue Stick $3.95
104294 Sticky Strip $6.95
104430 Stampin' Dimensionals $3.95
103683 Mini Glue Dots $4.95
103579 Paper Snips $9.95
103179 Craft & Rubber Scissors $19.95
108360 Craft & Paper Scissors $29.95
101879 Watercolor Pencils $19.95
105021 White Uni-Ball Signo Gel Pen $3.95
102845 Blender Pens $9.95
Various Stampin’ Write Markers (individual) $3.50
120948 Many Marvelous Markers New Color Kit $35.95
119801 Many Marvelous Markers In Color $14.95
119700 Many Marvelous Markers Subtles $28.95
119701 Many Marvelous Markers Regals $28.95
119702 Many Marvelous Markers Brights $28.95
119703 Many Marvelous Markers Neutrals $22.95
105394 Basic Black Stampin’ Write Journaler $3.50
110755 Multipurpose Liquid Glue $3.95
120962 Stampin' Pastels $24.95
120963 Stampin’ Pastels New Color Kit $14.95

If you would like to stock up on any adhesives or take advantage of the tax-free markers, scissors, pens, pastels, etc please let me know. As an added bonus I am offering FREE Shipping for any amount orders shipped to me, or FREE Shipping for any orders over $50 shipped to you. This year's tax-free holiday weekend begins at 12:01 a.m on Friday, August 6th and ends Sunday, August 8th at 11:59 p.m. To receive my FREE shipping your order must be placed with me (phone or email) by 5pm on Sunday, August 8th. Please contact me if you have any questions. (If you already have a Demonstrator please order from her)

Stacey Bowers
Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator
(615) 797-2041

Big Shot Class

I had a big shot class Saturday and I hope the ladies had as much fun as I did. We made 4 projects using the Big Shot. The main point of the class is to become confident in using the Big Shot and which plates/pads to use with what die or folder. They asked lots of questions and were cranking like pros by the last project! Way to go Girls! See it isn't that hard. Here's a picture of the projects we made:

The Bear card is actually from my friend Mary Robinson (hi Mary!!) She sent it to me earlier the year when I was having all the Thyroid problems. It really did make me feel better that day! Some of the ladies stamped Happy Birthday on the inside to give to a small child, great idea! The Silver Butterfly is cut from a aluminum can (if you know my husband and I then it won't be any surprise to see Mt. Dew on the back side of it :)) I used my Craft and rubber scissors (103179) to cut the top and bottom off the can so I could lay it flat and run it through my big shot with the Beautiful Butterflies die (114507). We then used the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder (117335) to add the dotted texture. A simple punch of the crop-a-dile (108362) and a Clear Rhinestone Brad (113144) to sandwich some galvanized wire between the butterflies and we have a cute recycled plant stake. The Birdhouse was made with the Mini Milk Carton Bigz L die (117310) two-step Bird (117191) and scallop trim border (118402) punches. The scallop circle card (sorry the picture is a bit, ok alot blurry) is a baby bib card. I used the Scallop Circle (113468) die and the Clear Circle (114533) die. The stamps sets used were Fox and Friends (117020 wood mount) and Teeny Tiny Wishes (115370). I'm not sure what I did before I had the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set, I think I use it every chance I get. It's just a great go to set!! If you have any questions about any of the projects leave me a comment and I will do my best to help you out. If you are in the White Bluff, TN area and would like to attend my next big shot class click here to see my calender and get the dets.

Have fun stamping.