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Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year!

I hope everyone has a Happy and Safe New Year.

The holidays are now over and resolutions are starting.  Routines are getting back to normal.  I hope you all continue to join me in the new year.  The new year brings the Spring catalog and in a few weeks the Sale-A-Bration catalog.  Starting tomorrow I am showing LOTS of sneak peeks of Sale-A-Bration items.  One everyday until Sale-A-Bration starts!

I will see you back here tomorrow!

Until then,

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Sunday, December 16, 2012

New Big Shot Pop Up Die


Want to see the cutest little pop up dies from Stampin Up??  Just watch this !
Only a couple more weeks and you can order this yourself from the Spring catalog. I'm expecting my pre-order to arrive tomorrow. For once I am not praying for a snow day. I used to when I worked for a school, now that I work for a day care-snow days mean extra hours of work and less play time for me. While you are waiting for the Spring catalog to arrive, check out the clearance rack. There are so many goodies on there! Until next time,

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Friday, November 2, 2012

Get FREE Ink Pads Two Ways!

Wow! That is all I have to say about this AWESOME promotion!  Everyone is trying to make their dollars stretch in this economy; and Stampin Up is helping us out! FREE INK PADS! And not just A free ink pad.  TEN FREE INK PADS!  If you notice the add says a $49.95 value.  I feel it is even a better value than what they say.  If you look in Stampin Up's Idea Book & Catalog, you will see one ink pad is actually $5.95.  Take $5.95 times ten and that is  $59.95!  However, Stampin Up is wonderful about their bundle pricing.  If you were to buy a bundle of ten stamp pads you get the discounted price of  $49.95. 

Ok, enough semantics over if it is a $49.95 value or a $59.95 value because no matter how you slice it IT'S AN AWESOME DEAL!!!!!

So you might be saying to yourself "how do I get my free ink pads?"  Not only is this deal awesome because you get free ink pads; you also have two ways to get them.

Host a workshop, private class or express workshop with me AND having the total sales of the said activity equal $450 or more and you will earn your choice of the Soft Subltes, Bold Brights, or Rich Regals ink pad collection.  That is in ADDITION  to the regular hostess benefits.  The hostess benefits at the $450 level are $65 dollars to spend however you like on product and 1 items at half price.


The second way to earn a set of ink pads is by becoming part of my team by clicking here.  You will get to customize your starter kit with any items you like. Why not become the next member of my team. Not only do you get to custom make your starter kit ($125 of product for $99 plus all the printed material you will need to get started) you will also get you ink pads FREE. 

Here is some additional information about joining Stampin Up!


Fact: there is ABSOLUTELY NO obligation to ever sell SU – purchase the kit and give
the product away as Christmas gifts if you want!
Fact: you are MORE than welcome to attend any of my stamping events – and then
go home and purchase what you want from YOURSELF at a 20% discount!


Other perks of joining Stampin' Up!:
    YOU CHOOSE: for $99 you receive $125 worth of YOU CHOICE of ANY current
product in the Stampin' UP! Catalog.
    Free Shipping: the order ships to you FREE, another 10% savings
    Tools of the trade: you'll receive 8 of the new catalogs as part of your kit.  Share with friends, customers or keep one in every room!  The catalog is THAT good
with it's clean simple design, pretty samples and oodles of stamps!
    Take that TEST DRIVE!: Test our demonstrator discounts and benefits from the time you purchase your kit through the end of your first FULL Quarter.
    Fill your wish list: enjoy a 1 time benefit of 30% off your first product order of
$150 or more (placed within 45 days of joining).  Stock up on the redesigned foam ink pads, stamps and coordinating accessories.
    Every day discount: You'll receive a 20% discount on anything you purchase while
you remain active by putting in $300 a quarter in sales.  $400 a month in sales and
Stampin' Up! Will pay YOU an additional percentage above your 20%!
    Do it your way: Participate as a hobby demo (just purchase for yourself or your family/friends) or build a business!  Offer online classes, in home classes, workshops, stamp a stacks and more!  With just $300 a quarter in sales to stay active, you can host just one party a quarter or $100 a month in sales!


There's no risk, no obligation to purchase anything further and no penalty to drop!
 
Both ways are wonderful opportunities to get lots of wonderful, high quality merchandise.  Contact me today to let me know how you would like to receive yours.

Until next time,

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

More Single Stamps


The other day I shared that Stampin Up is selling  single stamps for a limited time- January 2, 2013 to be exact.  Well, Stmpin Up has added more single stamps to this collection.  Check them out!  Some are stamps that haven't been released yet!! 

Did you see the snowflake that goes with the blossom punch??  That is defiantly going on my on my NEED list, along with the heart and the New Year's stamp....

Now don't forget these are unmounted stamps so you need to get the clear blocks if you don't already own some.  Also, they won't come in the hard DVD style cases.










 Just as a reminder, here are the other individual stamps.  Don't forget to use the special item number on the flyers.  You can order as many of the individual stamps as you like. Remember this is a pilot programs so don't miss out on this opportunity to purchase just the stamps you like.

 Until next time,                   

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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Don't Forget October 29!

Don't forget that tomorrow you can order Stampin Up stamp sets here, at 15% off. 

  • Starting at 12:00 AM (MT) and ending at 11:50 PM (MT), almost every stamp we sell will be 15 percent off.
This means all stamps in the current catalogs including
    • Background stamps
    • Personalized name stamps
    • Incentive stamp sets from the supply list
    • Cookie press stamps
    • Single-image stamps 
  •  This DOES NOT include
    • Hostess sets
    • Bundled stamp sets
    • Digital stamp brush sets 
  •  There is no minimum purchase, and no limit to the number of stamps you can order. 


Tshirt from Pintrest
Stampin Up did not forget the digital scrapbooker/stamper either.  Don't forget starting Monday (and lasting until November 5) there are all sorts of specials on digital scrapbooking kits and there will be FREE downloads.
So you will want to be checking out my store frequently for these special freebies from Stampin Up.  If you don't already have My Digital Studio-try the 30 Day Free Trial Version.


Until next time,

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Friday, October 26, 2012

New Stampin' Trimmer Is Here!

How little does my new UPS know I stalk the Men in Brown!  He will learn!   

Anyhow, he delivered my BRAND SPANKIN NEW STAMPIN TRIMMER!  Sorry for shouting but I am excited.  More excited than I thought I would be.  This is so nice!  It is a little larger than the old trimmer but it so much sturdier!  The folding arm locks.  Which may not sound like a big deal but it really is.  Especially if you cut your paper in your lap like I do sometimes. (I'm not the only one who does that, am I???)

Here is a video from Stampin Up so you can see what it looks like.

Doesn't it look awesome.  I am so excited to actually cut 12x12 paper without any problems. I'm off to cut some projects.

Until next time.

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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Save the Date- Oct 29, 2012

 Who needs Black Friday?  Or even needs to wait until November for a HUGE SALE?? Stampin Up is having a ONE DAY SALE!  It's the Sell-A-Spooktacular Sale.  Want the details?  Keep reading!


 Monday Oct 29th, 2012
1 day ONLY
Every stamp set ( well almost every stamp set ) will be 15% off !!
This 1 day event starts at
12:00am - 11:50 pm ( Mountain time zone)
on Monday  Oct 29,2012 
Stamp sets NOT included
  • Hostess ONLY items
  • Bundles
  • Digital Stamp Brush kits
All other stamp sets will be 15% off .
which include :
  • Background stamps
  • Personalized Name stamps
  • Cookie press stamps
  • Single Stamps .
All prices when placing your order online will reflect the 15% discount on Oct 29, 2012.
Remember this is a 1 DAY ONLY EVENT.

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Mark Your Calendars for Digital Scrapbooking Day!

What do you get when you combine Digital Scrapbooking Day and Stampin Up's My Digital Studio?  A WEEK OF CELEBRATIONS!

Starting October 29, Stampin Up is taking 50% off all their digital scrapbooking kits.  They will also have THREE FREE downloads during the week and mega blogging on MyDigitalStudio.net  Also, Stampin Up has already slashed their printing prices!   Don't miss out on this sale, it ends November 5, 2012

The Sale:

Item Designer Kit Retail Value Sale Price
50% Off
130861 Afternoon Daydream Kit $9.95 $4.97
129928 Afternoon Tea II Kit $9.95 $4.97
119839 Always Elegant Digital Kit $9.95 $4.97
129358 Attic Boutique Kit $9.95 $4.97
122175 Autumn Spice Digital Kit $9.95 $4.97
127600 Autumn Traditions Kit $9.95 $4.97
130969 Bandstand Kit $7.95 $3.97
130970 Be of Good Cheer Kit $7.95 $3.97
123728 Celebrations Digital Kit $9.95 $4.97
130982 Chevron Punch Kit $7.95 $3.97
123956 Christmas Cheer Digital Kit $9.95 $4.97
120880 Christmas Cocoa II Digital Kit $9.95 $4.97
127362 Convention 2011 Digital Photo Kit $9.95 $4.97
128876 Day in the Life Kit $14.95 $7.47
130059 Fifty Nifty Kit $9.95 $4.97
130062 File it Fun Kit $7.95 $3.97
131228 Friendship Preserves Kit $3.95 $1.97
128875 Frosty Days II Kit $9.95 $4.97
129924 Get it Done Kit $5.95 $2.97
129870 Good Times II Kit $7.95 $3.97
118465 Happy Birthday Digital Kit $14.95 $7.47
128872 Holiday Harmony Kit $7.95 $3.97
127773 Holly Berry Bouquet $9.95 $4.97
118466 Hoppy Memories Digital Kit $14.95 $7.47
128999 It's all Me Kit $9.95 $4.97
130850 Joyful Times Kit $9.95 $4.97
124230 Just Add Cake Digital Kit $14.95 $7.47
124446 Leadership 2011 Digital Kit $9.95 $4.97
124568 Leadership 2011 Digital Photo Kit $9.95 $4.97
124443 Love Birds Digital Kit $9.95 $4.97
131231 Lovely Little Labels Kit $7.95 $3.97
129359 Mixed Bunch Kit $7.95 $3.97
119978 My Sweet Pea Digital Kit $9.95 $4.97
132264 Neon Notes Kit $9.95 $4.97
129898 New Heights Kit $7.95 $3.97
122174 Nite Owl Digital Kit $7.95 $3.97
129340 Number One Kit $9.95 $4.97
129360 On the Go Kit $9.95 $4.97
124463 One Great Year Kit $9.95 $4.97
131360 Ornament Keepsakes Kit $6.95 $3.47
127599 Party Animal Kit $9.95 $4.97
131226 Picture This Kit $4.95 $2.47
130851 Pinwheels on Parade Kit $7.95 $3.97
126027 Playful Polka Dots Digital Kit $9.95 $4.97
131227 Providences of Provinces Kit $7.95 $3.97
130983 Raspberry Splash Kit $7.95 $3.97
118869 Recipes By Design Digital Kit $9.95 $4.97
127163 Red, White, and Blue Digital Kit $5.95 $2.97
130060 Season By Season Kit $9.95 $4.97
127587 Sending Glad Tidings Designer Tags Kit $7.95 $3.97
129605 Special Delivery Bright Kit $7.95 $3.97
129606 Special Delivery Subtle Kit $7.95 $3.97
127759 Spice Cake Kit $5.95 $2.97
130852 Spring Break II Kit $9.95 $4.97
129608 Spring Fever Kit $7.95 $3.97
130076 Summer Happiness Kit $9.95 $4.97
118464 Summer Home Digital Kit $14.95 $7.47
129601 Summer Smooches Kit $9.95 $4.97
124229 Sunset Serenade Digital Kit $5.95 $2.97
129339 Sweet Shop Kit $9.95 $4.97
129882 Tea Time II Digital Kit $7.95 $3.97
132190 That's a Wrap Kit $7.95 $3.97
127431 Tickets & Tags Kit $9.95 $4.97
125757 Tickets & Tokens II Digital Kit $7.95 $3.97
131217 Topsy-Turvey Celebration Kit $9.95 $4.97
121071 Travel Journal Digital Kit $9.95 $4.97
126022 Travel Log Kit $9.95 $4.97
129332 Twitterpated Kit $9.95 $4.97
129607 Walk in the Park Kit $9.95 $4.97
132567 Winter Wonders Kit (released Oct. 30, 2012) $9.95 $4.97
127609 Wicked Fun Kit $9.95 $4.97
131218 Wonderfall Kit $7.95 $3.97
120881 Write Stuff II Digital Kit $9.95 $4.97
128883 You're My Sunshine Kit $7.95 $3.97    

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Saturday, October 20, 2012

Stampin Up Challenge

Stampin Up had challenged me to book classes with 5 people who have never hosted a class before by the end of the day. I will have a special gift for anyone who contacts me today to schedule a class. Message me, call or txt 207-659-3647 or email me at stampinstace@gmail.com

Until next time,

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Friday, October 12, 2012

Brrr Baby It's Cold Outside!

Unfortunately I haven't had much time for stamping.  We are trying to winterize our new home.  It has been cold in the mountains of Maine since the end of September.  Not that we are that far into October.  There has been a weather warning for this weekend for ALL of Maine and New Hampshire.  It is supposed to be down to or below freezing!  Holy Smokes Batman! 

Already I have put plastic on the smaller windows by myself, and it will mean help from my dear husband to put plastic on the larger windows.  I actually have to go back to the store for some more plastic (which I knew I would).   And it has been cold enough to turn the heat on for a few minutes in the morning.  I really hope this isn't a sign of how the winter is going to be.

Ya know my favorite Aunt has come to visit us from Florida.  Couldn't she have brought some warmth and sunshine?  Well come to think of it--it has stopped raining after a week.

Until next time,

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Saturday, October 6, 2012

Fancy Flower Punch Is Back In Stock!

Fancy Flower Punch - by Stampin' Up!"We're happy to announce that the Fancy Flower Punch (item 118073) is now available to order. The quality problems we were experiencing with the punch have been resolved and our supply is ready to go."

I was glad to see that message this morning.  I absolutely love this punch and now I can demo it again.

Until next time,

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Friday, October 5, 2012

Single Stamps Now Available

Seasonal Sayings
Perfectly Penned

Word Play
Stampin Up does listen to it's customers and demonstrators.  People have been asking for single stamps.  Now until January 2nd, 2013 single stamps from three popular verse sets will be available in clear mount.  If you order online please make sure you use the special codes that are on the flyers.  Isn't this absolutely wonderful???

While you're online don't forget the October Christmas gift from Stampin Up.  If you would like even more Christmas presents from Stampin Up, join my team (Jade , Terri & I would love to have you join us.) For  just $99, with free shipping and handling, you can receive your kit that has $125 worth of products that YOU choose! Once you get your demonstrator number you first order can be to receive the bundle on the right ----------->
And you would receive an additional 20% off that price!  How cool is that?  You could start making extra money for the holidays or give stamping supplies!

Until next time,


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Monday, October 1, 2012

Christmas Presents From Stampin Up In October




Have you been good so far this year?  (At least for the most part?)  Well, check out what Stampin Up is sending out for an EARLY Christmas present for all the wonderful boys and girls who order this special in October!

Now if you are ordering online make sure you use the special bundle numbers. You have your choice of adding the framelets as well. Don't have a Big Shot yet?  Put that on your holiday shopping list as well!  You will be amazed how quickly you can make cards and gifts with the Big Shot.


Item
Description
Retail Value
Special Price
132260
Christmas Gift Pack (wood-mount)
Includes Ornament Keepsakes Set (wood-mount), Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper, Festive Paper-Piercing Pack
$55.85
$47.90
132261 Christmas Gift Pack (clear-mount)
Includes Ornament Keepsakes Set (clear-mount), Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper, Festive Paper-Piercing Pack
$44.85
$36.90
132262 Christmas Gift Pack (wood-mount bundle)
Includes Ornament Keepsakes Bundle (wood-mount), Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper, and Festive Paper-Piercing Pack
$70.85
$62.90
132263 Christmas Gift Pack (clear-mount bundle)
Includes Ornament Keepsakes Bundle (clear-mount), Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper, and Festive Paper-Piercing Pack
$63.85
$55.90



You don't want to miss out on this AWESOME deal!  With it you will be able to make holiday cards, tags,  and ornaments.  Also, think outside the box.  The framelets can be used as a flower vase, a hot air balloon or anything else your creative mind can think of!  Believe it or not, its only 12 weeks until Christmas.  So start your shopping now right here.  




Until next time,












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Friday, September 28, 2012

75 New Features on My Digital Studio

 As you know I have been playing with the trial version of MDS2.  Did you know there was 75 New Features?  I  am not sure that I knew there was 75.  Want to know what they are?  Just keep reading!

75 New Features of MDS 2™—the My Digital Studio Software
Available Now
1. LAYERS PALETTE: Quickly manipulate and edit project layers
2. EDIT OBJECTS OFF-CANVAS: Rotate, resize, and manipulate items that extend beyond the canvas
3. UNLOCK INDIVIDUAL OBJECTS: Right-click object to unlock
4. CUSTOMIZABLE COLOR PALETTE: Organize colors swatches to create a customized Color Palette
5. WATERMARK OPTION: Change the color to white and opacity to 10% with just one click
6. SUGGESTED COLOR COMBOS: See expertly coordinated color combo ideas in the Color Palette
7. DESIGN IN SPREADS: Design on two pages, side-by-side
8. FULL WRAP COVER: Design photobook front/back covers and spine at the same time
9. CUSTOM CANVAS SIZE: Create a project in any size up to 24" x 24"
10. CROP STAMPS: Show off part of the stamp image and hide the rest
11. CROP EMBELLISHMENTS: Show off part of the embellishment and hide the rest
12. BRUSH TOOL: Create freehand art with different brush sizes and shapes—perfect for line art
13. LINE TOOL: Insert and manipulate lines with curves and custom paths
14. ERASER TOOL: Easily erase freehand brushes
15. VECTOR STAMP BRUSH IMAGES: Resize vector stamp while keeping its image crisp
16. GLOBAL SEARCH: Simultaneously search for all content types
17. FILL PUNCH WITH PHOTO: Easily add a photo to any punch shape
18. FILL PUNCH WITH CARD STOCK: Add card stock (and textured card stock) to punches
19. CUSTOM GROUPS: Save custom created groups to import on other projects
20. ENHANCED PAGE LAYER EDITING: Resize Designer Series Paper on the canvas and maintain pattern
21. SMART OBJECT ALIGNMENT: Align objects with mat consideration
22. CHANGE PUNCH SHAPE: Change punch to another punch shape and maintain filled pattern
23. EDIT OBJECT SHORTCUT KEY: Edit objects with a shortcut: CMD/CTRL+
24. ROUND PAPER CORNERS: Round any corner of Designer Series Paper and card stock
25. ROUND PHOTO CORNERS: Round any corner of a photo
26. PHOTO FILL GROUPED BOXES: Group photo boxes and fill with one photo
27. INTUITIVE iPHOTO INTEGRATION: Access and use photos on a Mac more easily
28. PROJECT SIZE CONVERSION: Easily change any project to a different size
29. RECOLOR EMBELLISHMENTS: Monochromatically change the color of an embellishment
30. RECOLOR DESIGNER SERIES PAPER: Monochromatically change the color of layered Designer Series Paper
31. MIRROR/FLIP GROUPS: Reverse and flip a set of grouped objects
32. MIRROR DESIGNER SERIES PAPER: Mirror and flip backgrounds and layered Designer Series Paper
33. DIGITAL STITCHING: Add stitched line—choose from several stitching styles
34. SUPPLY LIST: View a list of items used on a page
35. SMART GUIDES: Drag guides from the ruler to your project for perfect alignment
36. EXPORT TO PDF: Save your project as a PDF file
37. EXPORT TO PNG: Save your project as a PNG file
38. EXPORT TO SVG: Save your project as an SVG file for use with an e-cutter
39. TEXT IN COLUMNS: Type text in columns
40. TEXT TRACKING: Increase/decrease the horizontal space between letters
41. TEXT SHAPES: Add text to any punch shape
42. TEXT ON A PATH: Add text to any line style to create your own curvy verses
43. MIRROR TEXT: Choose a mirror text option for use on iron-on transfers
44. OPEN FONT TEXT: Enjoy open type font capabilities
45. TEXT JUSTIFICATION: Justify text left, center, right AND top, middle, bottom
46. FONT SEARCH: Find a font by typing the first few letters
47. CHANGE TEXT CASE: Quickly change text to upper or lower-case
48. CHANGE ALL TEXT IN PROJECT: Apply font settings to all text in a project
49. DESIGNER TEMPLATE SELECTION: Browse all designer templates in one location
50. ENHANCED PROFESSIONAL PRINT: Choose and preview all print options within the software
51. ENHANCED SAVE PHOTO LAYOUT: See mats, shadows, and punches in saved photo layouts
52. BACKGROUND PHOTO: Quickly add a photo as a background
53. ADD MULTIPLE ITEMS: Simultaneously add multiple elements from the Design Center
54. CALENDAR EFFECTS: Apply settings to all Design Center calendars in a project
55. CHANGE LAYER OF SELECTED OBJECTS: Move multiple selected objects forward and backward without grouping
56. RECOLOR PHOTO: Monochromatically change the color of a photo
57. STAMP IMAGE COLORING: Add more than one color to a single stamp image
58. EXPORT PROCESS: See all export options on one screen for a simplified experience
59. ENHANCED PHOTO DRAG & DROP: Drag and drop a photo onto a photo box in any layer
60. BATCH PHOTO EFFECTS: Apply photo effects on selected pages
61. DELETE PROJECT PREVIEW: Show project preview before you hit delete
62. USER INTERFACE UPDATE: Enjoy a sleek new look and feel–easy on the eyes
63. DEFAULT BLEED AREA: Use bleed area defaults that are specific to project type
64. ZOOM TOOL SHORTCUTS: Get to the zoom tool with a shortcut
65. SPLATTER TOOL: Add splatters of color in different sizes
Coming Soon: When these features are good to go, we’ll let you know on MyDigitalStudio.net so you can update your software (Help>Check for Updates).
66. INTUITIVE PRINT FROM HOME: Print from home more easily
67. QUICK PRINT TEMPLATES: Print from home "quick print" templates
68. CROP PUNCHES: Show off part of the punch and hide the rest
69. CROP ON EXPORT: Save a cropped portion of a project
70. POP-UP INSTRUCTIONS: Get pop-up instructions for specialized templates
71. PAPER RIP OPTION: Create torn edges with Designer Series Paper and card stock
72. ENHANCED THUMBNAILS: Enjoy improved thumbnail images in the Resource Palette preview
73. PHOTO ROTATION: Rotate your photos within the ―Crop Photo‖ tool
74. ARTWORK ORGANIZATION: Customize artwork organization in the Design Center
75. IMPORT FROM OTHER PROJECT: Toggle between projects to import elements onto current project
76. OVER 75 NEW FEATURES: What else can you find?

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Monday, September 24, 2012

More MDS2

I told you the other day I was going to try to do a scrapbook page with the free trial of My Digital Studio 2.  Here it is!  This was a template and all I had to do was drag the photos to the box.  My father in law received a bunch of pool toys for his summer vacation from his coworkers.  Instantly, my daughter had to see what was in the bag and play with it!  She was such a goof ball showing off that day-especially since she lost THREE teeth within days of each other and had a giant, gaping hole in the front of her mouth.

The second one was a little more time consuming.  Not hard, just time consuming.  The dotted paper is a filled punch that had been stretched out.  I tried to get the paper design to imitate the beach ball somewhat.  It was only a matter of tilting the punch in the correct direction.  Eventually I got the page to look the way I wanted.  What do you think?  Are you going to try MDS2 for FREE?

Until next time,

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Monster Munchies

Monster Munchies Clear-Mount Stamp Set 
Have you seen this set in the Holiday catalog?  As soon as I saw it, I knew I wanted it for my daughter and my best friend.  Both are in second grade.  My friend is the teacher-not a student.  The second grade class hosts a Halloween party every year.  It never has junk food, It's all healthy food with gross names.  They have things like Swamp Soup (a green vegetable soup).  As soon as I saw the stamp that says "Spider Cider"  I knew I wanted that for apple juice boxes.  I made some very basic ones to show my friend.  (I made them very basic because second graders do not appreciate the fact you took time to cover their little juice boxes.)  A second choice is using the top note die as a bag topper.


Hi Stampers.  School has started and it is getting cooler out.  It is only part way through September and I am just getting ready for Halloween .





I do have  family members who do appreciate home made items. Grandparents!  Grandparents love home made items. No, I won't be giving the grandparents prune juice boxes!  My daughter has pretty young and hip grandparents.  My father in law is a celiac-which means he cannot have anything with gluten (wheat products).  This limits his diet quite a bit.  Not only does it mean he cannot have bread, most cereals etc.  It limits his adult beverages too.  Recently we have found a hard cider that is gluten free and he loves it.  Yep CIDER.  He is getting ADULT SPIDER CIDER as a gift this Halloween.
It isn't only the children who can enjoy Halloween parties/events.

Until next time,

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Monday, September 17, 2012

My Digital Studio 2

Ok so you have probably heard people talking about My Digital Studio, then My Digital Studio 2 (MDS2).  Well, I bought MDS way back when they first released it.  I was going to be a scrapbooker.  Yep, still waiting for that to happen.  Now there is MDS2.  Better & easier they said.  I wasn't really sure it was something I wanted to invest in.  I like the feel of paper, touching it, etc.  I have made a few pages when I have been really challenged to do it.


I am not saying I will every be a scrapbooker.  I am just a scrapbooker wannabe. However, when I went to a training in Rhode Island, I was VERY impressed with demonstration of the new things that could be done with MDS2.  Things like changing the color of words or letters in a verse stamp.  Check out this video.

Is that cool or what??  So I decided I was going to try the FREE 30 DAY TRIAL VERSION.  I did download it.  I did make the card you see above.  I wish I remembered which stamp sets I used.  Unfortunately, I kept clicking on different stamp sets.  At one point the card had butterflies on it, it said Hello.  It was purple, then blue.  You get the idea.  But the cool part was, I could change all those things without cutting more paper!  Finally, I decided to leave it basically the original colors and I only changed the opacity. I decided I really liked this design.  I used it for the cover photo on my facebook page. Maybe I will have to try a few scrapbook pages. 

Until next time,

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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Shake Your Booty!

The stamp club season has started. And I actually think I know where most of my stamping supplies are.  A few small boxes of old misc. items left but for now they can stay there.

The Bucksport Stamp Club, as they are called, had a Wicked Good Time. (Yes, I know for you southerners that doesn't make any sense at all...) Originally, I had to beg borrow and steal to get enough members to join the group.  When all was said and done, not only was there ladies from the stamp club but four guests as well! Plus, sweet adorable young lady who was sent by her mom to make the projects (mom wasn't home in time LOL). 

Here is the card project we made.  I just love the witches boot from the Bootiful Occasions stamp set. Of course this card also used the Big Shot.  (If you don't own one, I highly recommend telling Santa you want one for Christmas.)  We embossed the black card base with the spider web folder and highlighted it with the glimmer watermark ink pad from the Holiday Catalog.

The boot is embossed with Gumball Green embossing powder. Colored it with markers.  A little designer series paper and dotted ribbon....There you have it!  Isn't it just adorable??  I think I will make some more of these for my witchy friends.

Until next time,

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Back to Spool & Howl-o-ween Kit Still Available.

Well,here we are, it is that time of year again when we get back to routines and getting school kids up for the day.  We have moved recently (that's why there is a lack of any type of posting.)  I started a new job, my daughter has started a new school, etc.  Hopefully it won't take long to get back into routines ourselves.

There is nothing like a little motivation to get us back into the routine of things.  Stampin Up has supplied me with lots of motivation to hurry up and finish the last of the unpacking.  They are offering FREE RIBBON.  This ribbon is awesome and you can receive all five colors free if you want.

If you want more than just ribbon why not become the next member of my team. Not only do you get to custom make your starter kit ($125 of product for $99 plus all the printed material you will need to get started) you will also get this limited edition paper tray with all the supplies to decorate it, including stamps, rhinestones, papers, etc. ($60 value).


Fact: there is ABSOLUTELY NO obligation to ever sell SU – purchase the kit and give
the product away as Christmas gifts if you want!
Fact: you are MORE than welcome to attend any of my stamping events – and then
go home and purchase what you want from YOURSELF at a 20% discount!


Other perks of joining Stampin' Up!:
    YOU CHOOSE: for $99 you receive $125 worth of YOU CHOICE of ANY current
product in the Stampin' UP! Catalog.
    Free Shipping: the order ships to you FREE, another 10% savings
    Tools of the trade: you'll receive 8 of the new catalogs as part of your kit.  Share with friends, customers or keep one in every room!  The catalog is THAT good
with it's clean simple design, pretty samples and oodles of stamps!
    Take that TEST DRIVE!: Test our demonstrator discounts and benefits from the time you purchase your kit through the end of your first FULL Quarter.
    Fill your wish list: enjoy a 1 time benefit of 30% off your first product order of
$150 or more (placed within 45 days of joining).  Stock up on the redesigned foam ink pads, stamps and coordinating accessories.
    Every day discount: You'll receive a 20% discount on anything you purchase while
you remain active by putting in $300 a quarter in sales.  $400 a month in sales and
Stampin' Up! Will pay YOU an additional percentage above your 20%!
    Do it your way: Participate as a hobby demo (just purchase for yourself or your family/friends) or build a business!  Offer online classes, in home classes, workshops, stamp a stacks and more!  With just $300 a quarter in sales to stay active, you can host just one party a quarter or $100 a month in sales!


There's no risk, no obligation to purchase anything further and no penalty to drop!

...but why would you want to!

Perhaps the best part about purchasing the kit is having access to so many helpful paper crafting resources.   The Stampin' Up! demonstrator website is loaded with videos, tips and ideas.   You can participate conveniently at any level you want.

READY TO GET STARTED?    http://stacycoombs.stampinup.net  to  order  your  kit  on-line  and become part of my team and the Stampin' Up! family.

Please email me  stampinstace@gmail.com if you have any questions. I'm here to help!

Until next time,
 

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