Posts made in April, 2010

It’s Fabulous to Be a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator!

That's why I think that Shelli Gardner, Stampin' Up! Co-Founder & CEO should let me be Stampin' Up!'s first canine demonstrator.  Don't you?  If I was the type, I'd have you start a pawtition, but I just don't work that way.  One day they'll see the light.  Ann was supposed to send me a picture of her & her demonstrator team who live in Puerto Rico.  She doesn't have her adapter with her so I can' t include the picture, but she told me that they had a fabulous time.  They all wanted me to be in the picture,...

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Secrets of the Stampin’ Up! Summer Mini Catalog

Have you run out of money before you've run out of month?  Well, besides telling you that you can earn extra money as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator & possibly turn your hobby into a tax deduction with a little effort (see more here) – here's an idea that may help you. Did you see things in the Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini Catalog that you thought you had to have but got the "funds-r-low" disease?  The following items will still be available after today so you can plan your purchases accordingly for May when the Stampin' Up! Summer Mini Catalog...

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Elements of Style with Smooch Spray Blessings

It's a full moon tonight so I'm allowed to spill the secrets.  Ann made this card with her Hope Point Stampers (formerly Yuba City Nazarene) on April 15th.  She used the Elements of Style stamp set (Wood-#119910 or Clear-#120105) that is available to you stampers on May 1st from the Stampin' Up! Summer Mini Catalog. If you don't have one, just ask us!    If you look closely, it's been blessed with Smooch Spritz which is coming out in these 4 colors!  You can look really close by clicking on this teeny picture. Gold Glow #118770 Silver Foil...

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Very Vintage Friends

Ann's friend Robin sent her this way cool card from way across the country that you can make too!  It's all done in Mellow Moss & Very Vanilla for a way cool Vintage look.  And check out all the sponging & glitter!   Here are a few important parts of this card that you'll want: Lovely Letters Alphabet #115030 Very Vintage Wheel #117693 (only until 4/30) Big Shot #113439 Finial Press Embossing Folder #115963 Pretties Kit (for 1/2 pearls) #109114 Sponge Daubers (12) #102892 Mellow Moss Taffeta Ribbon #109169 Thanks, Robin for making Ann feel so...

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Because You Asked

WOW!  Just realized that I didn't give you non-video watchers a look at what the card looks like.  So here are TWO peeks.  This first one shows the whole card using the Extra Large Fancy Flower Punch #118073.  You'll want to get that Fine Flourish Stamp #115709 before it goes away on Friday.  You can see the video on how to dye the button in this post.  Here's a view of the card along with the other two buttons that I directed Ann to dye too.  The color isn't as true in this view, but – you get the picture! As with almost all of...

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I Know You Humans Love Me Now!

So many of you bloggers have asked for a widget to put on your blogs that I just had to succumb.  I know that I'm special, but I am truly humbled that you think I am too!  And thanks to Lisa for being the first.  Just click on the box below to copy this widget & paste it in the sidebars of your blog.  (to copy, just right click & then left click to COPY) <a href="http://www.stamperdog.com/" target="_blank"><img alt="Rubber Stamping with Stamper Dog"...

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Buttons 2 Dye 4 Video

You've been patiently waiting while I put the finishing touches on this one for you.  Thank you to my buddy New Hampshire Barbara & my girlfriend Doodles for making sure that we did this one.  You know how Ann is wanting to keep her hands fairly clean.  (not totally, but decent) Let me know if you enjoy it.  Guess it's time to stock up on those Kraft Corduroy Buttons #114340 before they rename them Crumb Cake!  (Those of you receiving blog updates by email need to click here to come to the blog to view it. You can see more technique videos in my...

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Elements of WOW!

I just participated in a Swap with other demonstrators for some inserts for Stampin' Up! Simply Adorned jewelry  Kathy was so wonderful!  She sent us a nice carrier to keep our swaps in & this cool card that she made.  You can see Ann's swap here. Don't recognize the stamp set?  That's because it's the Elements of Style stamp set (#118611-Wood #120045 – Clear) from the Stampin' Up! 2010 Summer Mini Catalog.  You can't order it yet, but you CAN order it on May 1st right here.   Love it!  It's one of...

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Bless You!

What Stampin' Up! set are you going to miss seeing on my blog when the Occasions Mini goes away?   I'm going to feature some of your favorites so leave a comment to let me know what yours is! I'm sure going to miss that Very Vintage Wheel #117693.  It goes with everything!  It even goes with the Pinking Heart Border Punch # 117649.  (That's going away too.)  How do you like it with the Special Blessings set #113411?  Hope this card makes someone feel very special & loved….just like all the cards I design. grrrrruff! ...

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Teeny Tiny Hello

One of the perks of being a demonstrator – or so Ann tells me – is that she gets to meet nice stampers from all over.  Most of you stampers tell me how much you adore me.  I can relate to that.  But Ann also gets to meet some pretty nice demonstrators too.  Here's a cool card sent to Ann from her friend Tara in Colorado.  Talk about rock my world!  Here I was showing Ann how to make candle holders with metal & Fabric Purses with the Stampin' Up! Big Shot & that Flower Folds Die #115970 & Tara's putting the metal flowers...

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