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Here’s another card I didn’t realize I hadn’t shared on my blog already – it features the Raining Flowers stamp set (soon to be retired – 122767). This was one of the Convention Make N Take projects from a past Stampin’ Up! Convention. We always have the best time together as demonstrators — I’m looking forward to this year’s convention in July!
Supplies for 4 projects — ready to stamp, delivered to your front door.
Order online in my store by May 9th.
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Are you excited? You SHOULD be! The new Stampin’ Up! Catalog debuts on June 1st and it’s PACKED with fabulous new stamps, accessories and colors! Demonstrators all over the country are glued to the new catalog today — Stampin’ Up! released the new catalog to us last night!
For customers, the new catalog will be available on June 1st.
Can you wait til then? If not, join my LovenStampfuls Demonstrator family and get your copy of the new catalog NOW! It’s $99 to join, and you get to pick out not only the normal $125 in product of your choice, but also a bonus $30 for a total of $155 of YOUR CHOICE!
The best deal is to become a demonstrator now:
- Pick out $155 of ANYTHING you want to order (including new catalog sneak peek items)
- FREE SHIPPING on your Starter Kit, saves you even more!
- Receive your copy of the NEW catalog with your kit (otherwise wait til June 1st)
- Get at least a 20% discount on your own orders for at least the next 5 months (including new catalog items)
- Use your 30% one-time discount & earn your own hostess benefits
- Join the fun at the Stampin’ Up! Convention this summer – we have over 40 demonstrators from our “family” attending!
It’s easy to get started – just visit my “join the fun” page and click the “join now” in the left column. (note: if that button doesn’t show in your browser, you may need to switch to another browser – or email me, and I can help you!)
Ready to get started, and want to add the NEW Demonstrator Sneak Peek items to your kit? When you get to Step 3 (build your kit), click the link for “product suggestions” and you’ll be able to see all the NEW goodies that are available!
Still considering? Remember: Stampin’ Up! welcomes ALL kinds of Demonstrators
As a Demonstrator, make your own plan – anywhere from just ordering your own supplies at a discount to earning a little extra each month to pay a bill (or for your own stamps) or build your own Stampin’ business.
Plus there are ALL kinds of Stampin’ Benefits that you’ll receive as a demonstrator.
I hope you’ll join me! Be sure to contact me with any questions – I’ll be available until this Sunday, then out of the office for the Stampin’ Up! trip to Fiji (yes, another fun perk of being a demonstrator!) until May 9th.
Two ways to participate with $30 free:
Hostess and Customers: Party sales or orders of $350 will earn you an extra $30 in freebies – that brings it up to $80 shopping spree all together – GREAT!!
Join Stampin’ Up!: You’ll receive an extra $30 worth of products to choose in your kit – that brings it up to $155 worth of starter kit for just $99 – REALLY REALLY GREAT!!
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Join my Stampin’ Up! family and all the fun we have together!
By joining with me, you’ll get access to Stamps in the Mail Club videos, our Facebook Team Group (loads of fun), team newsletters, and of course all the Stampin’ Up! products at demo price.
If you already know you want to join, and are just waiting for that ‘moment’ you can join right on my website — signing up takes very little time. Just click the “join now” button on the left side of that page.
Got questions? You can learn more about the benefits of being a demonstrator on my website.
Looking for ideas on what to put in your Starter Kit? There’s a great list of ideas here!
What a GREAT weekend I had! This was the weekend for our 8th Annual Spring Into Stamping demonstrator training event. SO much fun to be had when demonstrators gather together!
The day was filled to the brim with training tips (thank you to the fabulous Laura Barto for sharing class ideas), great Make N Take projects, gorgeous demonstrations and a chance to gather with friends from around the country.
I even ran a game show – Family Feud, Stampin’ Style!
The demonstrator fair was a big hit – with stations set up to learn about stamping techniques or other topics like using My Digital Studio (that’s me behind the table).
And my friend and fellow LovenStampfuls demonstrator Linda Yearsley showed a WONDERFUL technique called Puzzle Piece Resist. I wrote up a summary with pictures from her booth here. Definitely watch my blog for more ideas with this technique – I’m loving it!
And of course it’s hardly a day of stamping when there aren’t door prizes — free stamps! So much excitement, it’s hard to contain
It was a fabulous day — with MANY talented demonstrators helping to put it all together. About 30% of the demonstrators attending helped in one way or another — assembling Make N Take packets, sharing a stamping technique, organizing our Shoebox Swap, etc.
A big thank you to ALL who helped us put the day together, and to all who attended! I’m looking forward to next year’s Spring Into Stamping already!
In February I shared a card using the Swallowtail stamp and the Triple Stamping Technique. This card uses the same technique, but only 2 layers!
I just finished mailing some of these cards to congratulate some terrific successes by my LovenStampfuls team members. I love being a cheerleader!
Stamps: Swallowtail, Feel Goods; Ink: Primrose Petals; Card Stock: Whisper White, Primrose Petals; 2 1/2″ Circle Punch, Rhinestone Jewels
Looking for a fun project idea that’s not a card? Something to create for a gift (or for your own space)? Try a fun embellished pin board! This board came from a big box store on clearance – they’re easy to find. Once you have your board, it’s all about embellishments.
Worried about what matches? What goes together? There’s a super-easy solution: the Artisan Embellishment Kit. It includes all the pieces, picked out to match and give your finished project an artisan quality. (see the Artisan Embellishment Kit Contents)
For this project, I stamped a few butterflies (love the Swallowtail stamp, don’t you? see it online – 129216) and heat embossed the middle one using my Pool Party ink pad and the Iridescent Ice Embossing powder.
I connected the butterflies in a banner-like layout (banners being oh so popular). Then I added some Designer Series Paper from the More Amore Designer Series Paper (see the paper online – 129309) to the background, the Soda Pop Tops, everything.
Those Soda Pop Tops make great thumbtacks. (see them online – 129388) Just use a strong glue like the Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive to attach a tack to the back and fill the bottlecap with a punched circle of designer paper!
Or you can check out my Soda Pop Top Jewelry Tutorial for details on adding Crystal Effects to your bottlecaps to finish them off with a nice shine.
Have fun making your own Pin Board Project! This one went home with my friend Jane after our demonstrator group holiday party. Gotta love a gift exchange with stampers! This would make a great project for a bridal shower gift (can’t you see the bride-to-be pinning ideas to her board?) or a new baby gift (so many baby things to collect in a collage…hospital bracelets, a teeny sock, snapshots…).
This week I seem to be loving the Swallowtail stamp — so I’m happy to share a project here that uses it for something other than a card.
The basic design work is already done for you with this sweet template. It’s simple to add a few extra panels, photos of your family or friends, embellish with digital embellishments, then print at home! Cut out, add a ribbon, and you’re set for a quick and fun memory project that will brighten your home!
Want to learn the details of the ‘how to’ on this project? Good news! I have an MDS with Meg Tutorial for you!
There are 3 lessons for this banner — you may find that you only need a few minutes of the first one if you’re an MDS user already. If you’re new to MDS, you’ll probably like the detail in all the lessons.
(getting this feed via email? you’ll need to click to visit my blog to get the videos)
Looking for more tips? Check out my other MDS with Meg Tutorials!
Supplies for 4 projects — ready to stamp, delivered to your front door.
Do you love the look of this trend? It’s everywhere — these little medallions are popping up everywhere, and they’re amazingly simple to make at home as a DIY craft project.
You can use any bottlecap, but I’ve found that the Soda Pop Tops from Stampin’ Up! are really nice to work with — they smash easily and they have a great metallic finish. (see them online – 129388). They come as a package of 8 ‘regular’ sized ones (1″ circle punch will fit) and 8 little ones (1/2″ circle punch for the center) for $3.95.
I’m starting a “bottlecaps anonymous” group, in case anyone else needs to join me. I think you qualify if you purchase more than 5 little boxes of these
They’re so easy!! Here are the directions:
- Stamp or print image and punch with ¾” Circle Punch (see it online – 119873).
- Punch 1” Circle (see it online – 119868) of First Edition Designer Paper.
- Run Soda Pop Top (see them online – 129388) through your Big Shot (see it online – 113439) to flatten (no tabs, between two Cutting Plates)
- Use a thin layer of Crystal Effects clear glaze (see it online – 101055) to attach all layers and coat over top. Add rhinestone.
- Poke a little hole with your Piercing Tool, toss on a jump ring from the craft store, and add a strip of ribbon.
Okay, here’s where you’ll see the difference on these little treats. It’s in the Tricks & Tips:
- Having trouble with your image bleeding? To prevent this, stamp, punch and then press your circle into a VersaMark Ink Pad (see it online – 102283 ). Sprinkle with Clear Embossing Powder (see it online – 109130) and heat to melt. No more bleeding!
- Need a smaller monogram? No problem! I used Broadsheet Alphabet Digital Download (122159) on this one. I added my letters into a project on My Digital Studio (learn more about this software) and then printed them so they’d fit in a 3/4″ Circle Punch. Don’t have MDS? NOT a problem! You can get the Broadsheet Alphabet Digital Download and use it in ANY program… Microsoft Word, Photoshop Elements, etc. And there’s no shipping on Digital Downloads, AND you get it right away — instantly (see the download online).
Too much fun. These make terrific crafty gifts, or a fun weekend or spring break project to do with kids. You can even use the Circle Punches to cut out magazine photos or images that strike your fancy. There’s pretty much no end to the creativity.
We’ve been making these this month at several of my events — at Stamp Club with Meg which meets here monthly, and also at our January Demonstrator Stamp & Share Event. Don’t forget to let me know if you’re interested in learning more about all the fun we have as demonstrators!!
Oh, and yes, you can use these bottlecaps on cards or scrapbooking projects! Click here to see some other ideas from my blog.
Stamps: Broadsheet Alphabet (Digital Download); Paper: First Edition Specialty Designer Series Paper, Whisper White; Accessories: Big Shot, Soda Pop Tops, 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, Rhinestone Jewels, Crystal Effects;
The Oval Accent Die has been a popular one this year – I’ve certainly used it lots. (see the die online – 127005). But I’m most excited about the way the die coordinates with the new Borders Scoring Plate (see it online – 126192)!
It could hardly be simpler – this was one of the great tricks shared at the Stampin’ Up! Leadership Conference in Orlando last week.
And I’m all about quick and simple tricks that take my stamping to the next level!
Stamps: Creative Elements, Teeny Tiny Wishes; Ink: Riding Hood Red; Paper: Naturals Ivory, Riding Hood Red; Accessories: Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Borders Scoring Plate, Big Shot, Oval Accents Bigz Die Clear, Taffeta Ribbon, Color Spritzer Tool
What a whirlwind of a day… wait, do all my Stampin’ Up! event posts start with that line?? Well the great part is that it’s always a wonderful whirlwind of creativity, inspiration and yes, free stamps! This year’s Leadership Conference has been no different.
Here are a few of the highlights from this year’s Leadership:
This is the kick-off for Stampin’ Up!’s 25th year – and I’m excited to be a part of it! The morning started off with a fabulous message from Shelli Gardner about the Statement of the Heart, and how much we all together have allowed Stampin’ Up! to make a difference in the past 25 years.
Then the stamping sessions got underway with a variety of fabulous ideas… you’ll just have to wait for many of them, since I’ll be sharing on my blog over the next couple of weeks! But here’s a teaser taste of some of the beautiful things we saw…. first with the Artisan Embellishments Kit (see it online – 129328):
And then with the Pop-Up Posies Designer Kit (see it online – 131395):
Then there was the fabulous announcement of the Dude, You’re Welcome Kit (see it online – 132807), which you can order starting today! It’s stamps, an ink pad and manly papers for guys who forget their wives’ birthdays, or who just want brownie points for stamping their own cards!
Then it was the announcement about My Paper Pumpkin (which you can sign up for starting today!!). Here’s more on my blog about that… and at Leadership, we each got to take a 1st month kit and the trial kit home for free!! Think we were excited? Much?
After that was lunch, which is always a relaxing affair at Leadership — think white tablecloths, several courses, and a chance to visit with friends to talk about our impressions of Leadership.
Then that evening we gathered (all 1500 of us!) for a stamping under the stars evening, pajamas required!
For even more fabulous ideas, like this one using the Soda Pop Tops bottlecaps (see them online – 129388) from the Spring Catalog:
Really, how fun is that?? Bottlecap jewelry is so trendy, and with a 1″ circle punch, Crystal Effects and the Soda Pop Tops (smash with your Big Shot), you’re all set!
After stamping, it was time for cookies and milk. Because really, what pajama party is complete without them??
We had a great time gathering with old friends from around the US and Canada, and meeting new friends, too. It’s always a good time when demonstrators gather.
So we’re looking forward to gathering again soon — in St. Louis for the Stampin’ Up! Regional!
If you’d like to join me and my LovenStampfuls team, I’d love to have you there! Be sure to let me know you’re thinking about it. And remember that if you’re loving all these updates about events, YOU can come, too! There is a terrific bonus coming up soon for the New Demonstrator Starter Kit. Drop me a note and I can get you details!!
Want to see more Leadership updates? Here they are…on my blog!