Monday, February 18, 2019

Stampin' Up! Amazing Life Stamp Set

  • Stampin' Up! Amazing Life Cards
  • Floral Romance Specialty Designer Paper
  • Join Stampin' Up!;  New Demonstrators select $175 in products for $99

Stampin' Up! Amazing Life Stamp Set


I finally cracked open my Floral Romance Specialty Designer Paper package and decided to use the beautiful Pink Petal vellum print for today's card.  this is such a beautiful paper set from Stampin' Up!  It makes me want to hug the designers and thank them for coming up with such lovely papers to work with. 

I paired the Floral Romance Specialty Designer Paper with the Amazing Life Stamp set.  I love the versatility of the sentiments in this set, and I used two of them on my samples.  The Floral Romance Specialty Designer Paper, the Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies, and the Amazing Life Stamp Set are from the Occasions catalog and the purchase of all free would qualify you for a free selection from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure  



I used a basecard of Petal Pink cardstock, then another layer of Petal Pink,and then a layer of the Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper.  




Then I used the Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies and created a stitched border frame for the Whisper White image layer.  Then I backed the piece from the inside of the frame with Basic Black to create another focal point on the card for the bow.  The bow is from the Petal Pink/Whisper White 5/8" Variegated Ribbon, which is part of the Floral Romance Suite in the Occasions Catalog. .         

  


On the Whisper White image layer, I first used the Petal Pink ink pad cover and an Aqua Painter to create a wash for my images.  Then I stamped the  cake image and two of the filigree images from the Amazing Life Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Memento ink, and used the Aqua Painter and Blender Pens to create shading on the cake.   Then I also stamped the two flowers from this set and colored them with Light Daffodil Delight, Light Mango Melody, and Light Old Olive Blends.  I fussy cut the flowers using Paper Snips.  



I used a strip of Basic Black for my sentiments.  I stamped the sentiments in VersaMark and then covered them with White Embossing Powder.  I used the Heat Tool to set the powder.  I added three Clear Rhinestones below the bow. I really love how this card turned out.  It shows off so many of our Occasions Catalog products.  

Need to place on order, today?  Remember that each $50 order earns you a free Sale-A-Bration selection from either the first release or second release Sale-A-Bration Brochures.  



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Recipe


  • Stamps:  Amazing Life 
  • Ink:  Tuxedo Black Memento, Versamark, Petal Pink, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, and Mango Melody Blends
  • Paper:   Petal Pink, Basic Black, Whisper White, Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper (148586)    
  • Accessories:  Petal Pink / Whisper White 5/8" Variegated Ribbon (148776), Clear Rhinestones (144220), Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool, White Embossing Powder, Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies (148551), Aqua Painter (103954), Big Shot (143263), Bone Folder (102300), Paper Snips (103579)

Join us Sunday Afternoon for Occasion Card Class - Feb 24


Join us for our January 24 card making class.  These cards all use new stamp sets, dies, punches and papers from the Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog, and if you place a $50 or $100 between now and March 31, you'll earn a free selection from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure.  And with the 2nd release of Sale-a-Bration selections, you're sure to want to add something from  this release to your current supplies.

Click for larger image.  Cards we'll make in the February 24 Card Class

This is also a great opportunity to get some hands-on experience using some of the newest stamp sets, dies and papers from the Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog and new products from the Sale-A-Bration brochure before you decide which to buy. 

For a closer look at each project, take a look at the Meetup Photo album for this class, and register for the class while visiting my Meetup registration site.  The Meetup photo album includes individual photos of each project we'll make.

Class size is limited, so register for this class now.  Your class fee of $28 for these   projects will include precut materials, and embellishments.   Can't make the class?  If you already have the stamps, just order the precut kit and stamp on your own. Register and Use your PayPal account to pay.  Or, if you prefer, message me through my Meetup site when you register, and ask me to issue you a PayPal invoice for the class.


Select $175 in product for $99 when you Join Stampin' Up!


What's it like to be a Stampin' Up! demonstrator?  It's great!  Use your creativity to design cards and paper craft projects you know will show others how special they are to you.  Get together with friends on a regular basis to work on projects together, share ideas and learn new techniques.

Stampin' Up! demonstrators can spend their time coming up with their own projects or use the wonderful designs created by the professional designers at Stampin' Up! to help them with creative ideas.  Demonstrators have early access to videos and project ideas for how to use new stamp sets and products from Stampin' Up! before customers see them.  Demonstrators also have exclusive access to Stampin' Connection, a Stampin' Up! forum topics, card ideas, upcoming card swaps, how to use Stampin' Up! tools, business topics, and all sorts of topics the thousands of demonstrators around the world want to discuss.

Demonstrator's have access to Stampin' University, to help new and experienced demonstrators learn about Stampin' Up! products and how to grow their business. These are also several Stampin' Up! - only Facebook sites for Demonstrators sharing ideas for classes, or for Stampin' Up! demonstrators encouraging each other as they work towards the next promotion or next incentive trip.

You'll love the comradery of belonging to the Stampin' Up! family, and meeting face-to-face at Stampin' Up! On Stage events held twice a year in different cities throughout the USA. 

Demonstrators also have access to sophisticated tools for promoting new catalogs and new products, setting up a website, pre-designed postcards and mailings to customers, including mailing list management, calendar management and event registration management tools.

If you've thought about joining Stampin' Up! as either a hobby demonstrator -just for the 20% discount on your orders-- or if you've always wanted to start a fun, part-time business to earn a little extra money while having a ball with your crafty friends,  you can join for $99 and pick $175 worth of merchandise from either the Occasions or the annual Stampin' Up! catalogs as your starter kit.  



Put together your wishlist of $175 worth of products--personalized with just what YOU want.  This becomes your starter kit.  Host sets and Sale-A-Bration gifts are excluded.

Build your hobby supplies with your 20% demonstrator discount, if you choose to be a hobby demonstrator, with no obligation to host workshops or sell products.  Or, grow your business if you decide to turn your hobby into a business.  If you decide to drop, there's never a penalty.  And you can join again, later.  

Need help putting together your starter kit contents, need hard copies of catalogs, or have a question about joining my team?  Contact me here , and we'll work through your starter kit contents together. 

Want to know more?  Visit my "Join the Fun" site.

Quick Links



Enjoy!



Donna Ross
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator
Private Classes for 1 or a small group of friends:  http://cardmaking.meetup.com/71/
To place an order: Place an on-line order through my Stampin' Up! store - 24/7 Shopping 
Current Promotions
Start You Own Business
Host a workshop
Download Free Stampin' Up! Catalogs




Sunday, February 17, 2019

Make these beautiful handmade cards in our February 24 Card class

  • Join us to make cards February 24
  • A card class using sets from Occasions Catalog
  • Stampin' videos and catalog downloads

Stampin' Up! Card-Making Class


Here's your chance to catch up on your card making in an afternoon.  Make these cards during our Occasions card class an you'll be ready to stay in touch with family and friends this spring.  Why not show them how much you care by creating handmade cards to celebrate special birthdays, let someone know your thinking of them, or sending that cute Easter greeting card?

Join us for our January 24 card making class.  These cards all use new stamp sets, dies, punches and papers from the Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog, and if you place a $50 or $100 between now and March 31, you'll earn a free selection from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure.  And with the 2nd release of Sale-a-Bration selections, you're sure to want to add something from  this release to your current supplies.

Click for larger image.  Cards we'll make in the February 24 Card Class


Join us for a relaxing afternoon creating these 6 beautiful cards you'll be proud to send to friends or family members.    You'll love the simplicity of done-for-you projects with pre-cut materials you'll stamp and assemble during class.  Then use your projects as samples for a fast, easy way to make more on your own.  



This is also a great opportunity to get some hands-on experience using some of the newest stamp sets, dies and papers from the Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog and new products from the Sale-A-Bration brochure before you decide which to buy. 

For a closer look at each project, take a look at the Meetup Photo album for this class, and register for the class while visiting my Meetup registration site.  The Meetup photo album includes individual photos of each project we'll make.

Class size is limited, so register for this class now.  Your class fee of $28 for these   projects will include precut materials, and embellishments.   Can't make the class?  If you already have the stamps, just order the precut kit and stamp on your own. Register and Use your PayPal account to pay.  Or, if you prefer, message me through my Meetup site when you register, and ask me to issue you a PayPal invoice for the class.   
  

A Help Shelf of videos from the Occasions catalog & Sale-A-Bration Catalogs


Take a moment to grab a cup of coffee, sit back and enjoy these useful videos showing helpful tips for getting the most from products from the Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs.   You'll also want to download the fresh, new Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog and Sale-A_Bration Brochure, if you haven't already done so. 


Several of these video include sample projects you'll love trying on your own or modifying with your own flavor.  Want more motivation?  Join one of my upcoming classes, like the one above.

Quick Links



Enjoy!



Donna Ross
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator
Private Classes for 1 or a small group of friends:  http://cardmaking.meetup.com/71/
To place an order: Place an on-line order through my Stampin' Up! store - 24/7 Shopping 
Current Promotions
Start You Own Business
Host a workshop
Download Free Stampin' Up! Catalogs




Friday, February 15, 2019

Sale-A-Bration Second Release begins Today


Stampin' Up! 2nd Sale-A-Bration Release




During Sale-A-Bration, Stampin' Up! offers a selection of free product picks with each $50 or $100 order you place until March 31.  Then, to make this Sale-A-Bration event even better, Sale-A-Bration Second Release offers even more free items to select from.  As you know, very popular Sale-A-Bration items can sell out fast and its a pain to wait for new stock arrives, so order your favorites early!.

Download your copy of the Sale-A-Bration Second Release items here to see all of the new items offered in the Second Release


Painted Seasons Bundle

Looking for a bundle you'll use all year long?  The Painted Seasons Stamp Set and Painted Seasons Designer Series Paper, a new Sale-A-Bration Second Release item, is the selection you'll want to pick with your next $100 order.  Here's a quick video showing you a close up of the new Painted Items Bundle.  This was my first pick from the new selections and the printed flowers is my new favorite. 







Sale-A-Bration is a great time to replenish your glue, tape runners, inks and papers that are running low plus any of the new Occasions Catalog items you'll want on hand for Easter, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Graduation and Weddings this Spring.  Earning free Sale-A_Bration selections for each $50 or $100 you order (before tax and shipping) makes the party even better. 





This set of papers includes 3 each of 4 double sided, 12 X 12  designs, which really extends the usefulness of this paper package.   

You'll love all the new items in the Sale-A-Bration Second Release.  Download your copy of the Sale-A-Bration Second Release Brochure  and all of the Stampin' Up! current catalogs, now, and plan your order today.

Then, on March 1, get ready for some fun, new items that coordinate with your free Sale-A-Bration Stamps.  Let's keep the Sale-A-Bration Party going!




Quick Links



Enjoy!



Donna Ross
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator
Private Classes for 1 or a small group of friends:  http://cardmaking.meetup.com/71/
To place an order: Place an on-line order through my Stampin' Up! store - 24/7 Shopping 
Current Promotions
Start You Own Business
Host a workshop
Download Free Stampin' Up! Catalogs




Tuesday, February 12, 2019

You're One in Chameleon Valentine Paper Pumpkin Kit

  • Stampin' Up! Valentine fun
  • You're one in a Chameleon
  • Celebrate Paper Pumpkin 6th birthday with TWO stamp sets

Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin Kit


If you've ever wondered what fun a Paper Pumpkin Kit looks like, here are some samples from the January Paper Pumpkin kit -- just in time for Valentine's Day!   I like to take a little creative license with my Paper Pumpkin kits.  For the most part, all of the items are from the kit, but I added some of our White Polka Dot Organdy ribbon to give my Paper Pumpkin Treat kits a little flair...and I just love the expression on the Chameleons in this kit 

The best news is that subscriptions to Paper Pumpkin earn free selections from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure  



With  this kit, the heart die cuts, the sentiment labels and the chameleons were all part of the kit.  Additionally, the kit included the treat pouches, which I filled with little bags of Jelly Heart candies before adding the ribbons.




This kit also included these cute die cut kangaroos.  And, if it looks familiar, it is because these images coordinate with the Animal Outing stamp set from the Stampin' Up! annual catalog.    



This cute kit includes 24 treat packages and die cuts.  Plus the stamp set and the ink spot in Lovely Lipstick.  I'm not using all of mine for Valentines.  I'm saving some  for a child's Birthday party where I can fill them with small toys.  I'm so glad I'll have these on hand for use now, and for when I need them later.
  


Paper Pumpkin subscriptions are fun to add to your Stampin' supplies because it means you always have crafts on hand to take with you when you're sitting in the car repair waiting room or travelling across country and don't have a lot of room to pack craft supplies.  Although the kits include complete instructions, you can easily add your own creative flair by reworking the included products into other projects. 

 Order your subscription now.

 Order Your Paper Pumpkin Subscription
  


Paper Pumpkin Craft Kits is turning Six




Paper Pumpkin is turning six and to celebrate, the March kit will include TWO stamp sets.  That's an extra, free Stamp Set in your Kit in March!  Paper Pumpkin March kit will be a specially designed birthday kit with 8 mailable cards, and stampin' up will be pulling out all the stops.  You'll get an adorable kit in a a special box, and most importantly, you'll get TWO stamp sets instead of one.  

$20 for a Paper Kit is always a steal, but in March the deal is even better.  Stampin' Up! says that this kit has an element that is sure to "pop"! There has never been a better time for new customers or returning customers to sign up for a Paper Pumpkin craft kit subscription.

Earn FREE Sale-A-Bration product selections with your Paper Pumpkin purchases when you sign up for a Paper-Pumpkin Subscription.

  


For new subscribers, during Sale-A-Bration is the best time to try Paper Pumpkin.  Sign up with a 3-month pre-paid subscription, and you get a FREE level 1 Sale-A-Bration item.

For former subscribers:  As a former Paper Pumpkin customer, now's the perfect time to sign up again!  You'll get FREE Sale-A-Bration items when you come back using a 3-month or more prepaid subscription.

Existing Subscribers:  On a month to month subscription?  Get even more from your Paper Pumpkin Subscription.  Earn up to four Sale-A-Bration items.  Sign up for a 6- or 12-month subscription.  With a 12-month subscription, you can earn up to four Sale-A-Bration items (plus host benefits).

Note:  Prepaid Subscriptions do not begin automatically.  You buy a prepaid code.  Then to activate the subscription, go to paperpumpkin.com to begin receiving the monthly kit  This makes giving Paper Pumpkin subscriptions gifts convenient--and just in time for Valentine's Day giving. You buy the subscription in advance.  Then your recipient can use the code you provide them by activating it on paperpumpkin.com.  Buy a gift subscription for yourself and a friend, now, and earn Sale-A-Bration picks as a bonus.  Or ask that special someone to order a subscription for you as your Valentine gift.  You'll thank them again and again when you receive your kit each month.

Click here to Order Paper Pumpkin subscriptions.

Each month when your Paper Pumpkin craft kit arrives, visit www.paperpumpkin.com to view the unboxing and assembly of your monthly Paper Pumpkin kit.  Complete your kit and you'll have cards with matching envelopes or gift/treat packaging to use for special occasions that month.  Plus you'll have stamp sets and extra supplies to use on other projects.


Quick Links



Enjoy!



Donna Ross
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator
Private Classes for 1 or a small group of friends:  http://cardmaking.meetup.com/71/
To place an order: Place an on-line order through my Stampin' Up! store - 24/7 Shopping 
Current Promotions
Start You Own Business
Host a workshop
Download Free Stampin' Up! Catalogs




Friday, February 08, 2019

How I start each new Stampin' Up! Catalog Year


Stampin' Up! OnStage San Antonio, April 13




During April, I begin preparing for the release of the new Stampin' Up! catalog, which is generally released to customers June 1.  This year, in April, Stampin' Up! plans to hold their OnStage events around the world to introduce Stampin' Up! demonstrators to what's coming up in this year's annual catalog.  I've lost track of the number of Stampin' Up! Conventions, Leadership Events, and On Stage Events I've attended during my 12+ years as a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, but I'm always excited to attend because of the head-start it gives me in planning my business around the new catalog release.  



Why am I telling you this?  

  • Because only Demonstrators can attend these events, and right now -- during Sale-A-Bration -- is when many stampers sign up as new demonstrators so they can register and attend their local OnStage event. 
  • Several locations, like Charlotte, NC and Minneapolis, MN were already nearing capacity in mid January.  If you were thinking of becoming a Demonstrator and attending a local OnStage event, your local OnStage could sell out before you act.


Restaurants and boats along the San Antonio river walks


This year, Stampin' Up! is hosting Onstage Local Events in Atlantic City, NJ, Charlotte, NC; Minneapolis, MN; Salt Lake City, UT; San Antonio, TX and several international locations.  I'm attending the Stampin' Up! OnStage Local San Antonio event.  All local events are held April 13, with Stampin' Up! home office people and local people presenting and videos connections from other world-wide locations.   I've attended earlier Stampin' Up! events in San Antonio.  It is among one my my favorite locations for Stampin' Up! events, with beautiful river walks surrounding the Convention Center and downtown hotel and restaurant area as well as plenty of Texas history to keep the family occupied while you attend Stampin' Up! events, if you plan to make it a mini-vacation! 

The canals and river walks around the Convention Center


I use OnStage to take stock of my performance during the past catalog year, set my goals for the new catalog products I plan to promote, prioritize which products I'm going to highlight in my classes and on my blog, and look for high-performing Stampin' Up! Demonstrators to socialize with to learn more about what's made their businesses successful.  



During my early years as a Demonstrator, I was a hobby demonstrator and attended Stampin' Up! Conventions for the gifts and ideas -- prize patrols and registration bag gifts, the creative ideas, new product demonstrations, card swaps with other demonstrators, the display boards of new project ideas, and getting hands-on experience with new products.    

As I've turned my hobby into a business, the hands-on samples, display board project ideas and ability to pre-order from the catalog before its release gives me a head-start on planning classes and social media campaigns with new catalog products.  Also, during OnStage lunch and dinners, it's been so helpful to talk to other demonstrator friends and learn how they've become successful recruiting, working with their teams, used social media, and increased their productivity in preparing for their classes and events.   



I love becoming a student (again!) at Stampin' Up! On Stage events.  Its become a tradition to meet up with old friend and new and layout my roadmap for introducing new products, my class schedule, and my social media campaigns to help me achieve my goals for growth for the coming catalog year.  

There's already a private Facebook site set up for Demonstrators who are registered for the Stampin' Up! OnStage San Antonio event, with lots of helpful advice about the event itself and the local area.  In addition to the one-day Stampin' Up! event, other Demonstrators have planned social events, after parties, card swaps, shoe box swaps, business courses, and other fun activities you can sign up for if you plan to arrive in San Antonio early and want to make the most of your time while there.  It's such an inspirational time, and depending on your level of involvement in this one-day event and any additional activities and swaps, it can set you up on a clear path for success in the next catalog year!


Is this the year you Join Stampin' Up! as a Demonstrator?


What's it like to be a Stampin' Up! demonstrator?  It's great!  Part of the fun of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator is bringing people together to share creative experiences.  Craft together with your friends.  Or, you can teach them creative techniques and tips and share project ideas.  

But I'm' not very creative...don't have time to be creative.
Stampin' Up! demonstrators can spend their time coming up with their own projects and designs, or use the wonderful card samples, demo videos, card kits, Paper Pumpkin kits created by the professional designers at Stampin' Up! to help them with creative ideas.  Demonstrators have early access to videos and project ideas for how to use new stamp sets and products from Stampin' Up! before customers see them.  Embed them in your social media posts or blog.  Demonstrators also have exclusive access to Stampin' Connection, a Stampin' Up! forum, demonstrator-produced card ideas, demonstrator-only card swaps, how to use Stampin' Up! tools, business topics, and all sorts of interests that the thousands of Stampin' Up! demonstrators around the world are discussing and sharing with each other on Stampin' Connection forums.

I'm new to stamping.  I'm not sure where to start.  
Demonstrator's have access to Stampin' University, to help new and experienced demonstrators learn about Stampin' Up! products, how to hold classes, how to find customers, how to sell and recruit, and how to grow their business. These are also several Stampin' Up!-only Facebook sites for Demonstrators sharing project ideas for classes or introducing the new catalog to customers, or for Stampin' Up! demonstrators encouraging each other as they work towards the next promotion or next incentive trip.  You'll love the comradery of belonging to the Stampin' Up! family, and meeting face-to-face at local classes, and Stampin' Up! OnStage local events held twice a year in different cities throughout the USA.

I've been crafting for many years, but I'm a novice at holding classes and marketing my work.
Demonstrators, have access to live events and sophisticated tools for promoting new catalogs and new products, setting up a website, pre-designed artwork, project photos, videos, postcards and mailings to customers and prospects, mailing service for sending new catalog releases, a demonstrator listings on the Stampin' Up! store to attract local leads for you, mailing list management, calendar management and event registration management tools.  In addition to Stampin' University, as your upline, I can help you get comfortable with these tools and help you get the most out of them.  We can work face to face or remotely -- anywhere in the USA -- via video conferencing using Zoom on our laptops.

If you've thought about joining Stampin' Up! as either a hobby demonstrator -just for the 20% discount on your orders-- or if you've always wanted to start a fun, part-time business to earn a little extra money while having a ball with your crafty friends, you can join for $99 and pick $175 worth of merchandise from either the Occasions or the annual Stampin' Up! catalogs as your starter kit, between now and March 31.  But don't delay if you plan to sign up for OnStage Local in April.  Once you're a Demonstrator, you'll want to sign up before these events sell out.



Put together your wishlist of $175 worth of products--personalized with just what YOU want from the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog or Occasions catalog.  This becomes your starter kit.  Host sets and Sale-A-Bration gifts are excluded.  

You'll receive your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator number within 30 minutes of joining and you'll have access to the Demonstrator web site, Stampin' University, and StampinConnection.com to begin your journey immediately, while you're waiting for your Starter Kit order to arrive.  

While you're waiting, visit the Events link on the Demonstrator Website and watch the video highlights from the November 2018 OnStage event including products from the Occasions catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochure and pick up valuable training tips and resources on current products.  Then, take a look at the upcoming April 2019 OnStage Event links and think about joining me at OnStage San Antonio!

As a new demonstrator, you can build your hobby supplies with your 20% demonstrator discount. You can choose to be a hobby demonstrator, with no obligation to host workshops or sell products.  Or, turn your hobby into a business and earn money depending on how much time you devote to it.  Make enough to support your own purchases, or you can earn commissions on your sales to others; earn money when your recruit and your downline begins to purchase or sell; and earn additional money hosting classes, selling tutorials, selling cards and treat packaging at craft fairs or on Etsy.  It's your decision.  You take the lead.  If you ever decide to drop, there's never a penalty.  And you can join again, later.  

Need help putting together your starter kit contents, or have a question about joining my team?  Contact me here , and we'll work through your starter kit contents together. 

Want to know more?  Visit my "Join the Fun" site.

Quick Links



Enjoy!



Donna Ross
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator
Private Classes for 1 or a small group of friends:  http://cardmaking.meetup.com/71/
To place an order: Place an on-line order through my Stampin' Up! store - 24/7 Shopping 
Current Promotions
Start You Own Business
Host a workshop
Download Free Stampin' Up! Catalogs