Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Holiday Extravaganza Sale Bundles

Woooo Hoooo!

Here are the bundles!! Remember these are WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!! Better order now if you want anything--Shop Online HERE, then on the yellow Shop Now button in the upper right corner for fastest ordering, or Email Me and I will get the order in for you. Or you can call me between 8:00am and 9:00pm. Don't forget, these would make great gifts for ALL the Stampers in your life! Let me know if you have any questions.

50% off
All In The Family Bundle (item # 116217) sale price: $31.70
~All in the Family Stamp Set
~ family Accessories Stamp Set
~Neighborhood Stampin Around Wheel

The Manly Man's Bundle (item # 116224) sale price: $28.40
Sporting Stamp Set
Just Football Stamp set
Just Basketball stamp set
Just Baseball stamp set

40% OFF

Seasonal Stampers Bundle (item # 116221) sale price: $50.28
Autumn Harvest stamp set
Snow Burst stamp set
A Good Egg stamp set
Something New to Love stamp set

Alpha-Betcha Need This Bundle (item # 116226) sale price: $38.94
Well-Worn Alphabet stamp set*
Well-Worn Numbers stamp set*

30% OFF
I'm On Board Bundle (# 116218) sale price: $46.65
On Board Blossoms
On Board Essentials
On Board Lots of Letters
On Board Timeless Type
On Board 8 1/2 x8 1/2 Album

Bags & Tags Bundle (item # 116216) sale price: $52.46
Punch Pals stamp set
Riding Hood Red Class Pad
Note Cards
White Gift Sacks
Riding Hood Red Patterns Designer Series Paper
Tag punch

Santa's Stocking Stuffer Bundle (item # 116219) sale price: $16.69
Square Ice Rhinestone Brads
Metallic Eyelets
Fresh Favorites II colored buttons

Curly Label Punch Bundle (item # 112966) sale price: $23.77
Curly Label Punch bundle

Star Struck Bundle (item # 116220) sale price: $29.26
Starstruck stamp set*
Starring You stamp set
Star Designer Brads star assortment
Star punch

Sticky Situation Bundle (item # 116222) sale price: $33.11
Sticky Cut Letters
Blue Bead Duo
Green Bead Duo
Fine Cosmo Stampin Glitter
Dazzling Diamonds Stampin Glitter

Mission Embossable Bundle ( item # 116223) sale price: $46.27
Heat Tool
Gold Stampin Emboss powder
Silver Stampin Emboss powder
Iridescent Ice Stampin Emboss powder
Powder Pals
Embossing Buddy

25% OFF
Scrapbooker's Dream Bundle (item # 116227) sale price: $60.71
Blooms Again Die Cuts
Urban Garden Designer Series Paper
On Board Lots of Letters
Roof Garden Accents and Elements
Natural Linen 12x12 album
Basic Gray taffeta ribbon
Basic Black Stampin' Write Journaler

20% OFF
Wild Thing, I think I love you Bundle (item # 116225) sale price: $43.52
Wild about you Stamp set
Bold Brights 8 1/2X 11 assorted Cardstock
Bold Brights Classic Stampin Spots

Ribbon Storage Bundle (item # 116228) sale price $37.48
Small Ribbon Keeper (2)
Medium ribbon Keeper (2)
Large Ribbon Keeper (2)

Turquoise Tin item # 114673 $3.95 each

Silver Skinny Tin (item # 108333) $1.95 each

*These stamps will be on the 2008 Retired stamp set list

Be one of the first 10 people to place an online order during this sale and I will give you a gift certificate for 20% of your Merchandise total ordered to use within the first two weeks of the new catalog (Jan. 19-31, 2009)!!

PLUS I will be giving away up to 15 Prizes
1- $25 Gift Certificate
1- Level 3 Just for you Simply Scrappin Kit
1- Level 2 Spring Solitude Bundle
1- Level 1 Prints Pack (current)
1- Decor Elements - Countdown Till Christmas
1- Season of Cheer rub ons
1- Love & Happiness Rub ons
1- boxed set of 10 Scratch N Sniff note cards made with the Tart & Tangy set
3- copies of the New Spring Summer Catalog when it debuts in January
3- packages of decorated note cards (a package contains 5 cards & envelopes)
1- On Board Bitty Book

How to Get Tickets
Place an order during this online mega sale in the following increments:
up to $29.99 = 1 ticket
over $30 = 2 tickets
over $60 = 3 tickets
over $100 = 5 tickets
over $150 = 10 tickets + hostess benefits (1 level one set & $15 shopping spree)
over $200 = 15 tickets + hostess benefits (1 level one set & $20 shopping spree)

Winners will be drawn on December 2 and notified by email and/or phone.

Monday, November 24, 2008

December Card Kit - Get all your 2009 Birthday cards ready in a Jiff!

It's card kit time again! You will LOVE this stamp set and these cards!

In this kit, you'll r
eceive the supplies to create SIX of EACH design shown above - so you will receive all of the consumable supplies that you need to create 12 cards total.

You will also receive
2 additional full color samples of "alternative" cards that you can make with the combined contents of the kit, as well as step by step instructions on how to complete each of the 4 designs.

Card Kit Price is just $15--that's 12 cards,
plus envelopes for just $15!

Each month, the card kit also features both a Stamp Set of the Month and an Accessory of the Month. If you purchase the card kit, you may also purchase these items at 20% off!

December Featured Products:
· Crazy for Cupcakes Stamp Set ($23.95) $19.16 with the purchase of the
Card Kit
· Red Bead Duo ($9.95) $7.96 with the purchase of the Card Kit

Special Note: You'll want to be sure to get Crystal Effects to go along with this card kit! It plays a big part in making the cupcakes look real with the lacquered look it gives. Here's a close up to see what I mean:

What else will you need? See the list below for items that were used to create the cards in this kit. If you already have everything--just buy the card kit and you are ready to create!

If you don't have everything--place a product order with your kit (don't forget about the discount on the "featured products!")

Or--you can use the card kit to create your own designs using other stamps and inks that you already have--the choice is yours!

Orders for the Card Kits must be received by December 10th. You will receive your kits by the end of the month.

Call or email me today to order:
Deborah Larsen
435-730-1036 Cell
435-279-8520 home

Please Note: I am glad to ship kits directly to you! If the kit needs to be shipped, there will be an extra $3 shipping charge.

Additional Products you will need to complete cards as shown:

· Real Red Stampin' Write Marker ($3.95)
· So Saffron Stampin' Write Marker ($3.95)
· Close to Cocoa Stampin' Write Marker ($3.95)
· Blender Pens ($9.95)
· Baja Breeze Classic Ink Refill ($2.75)
· So Saffron Classic Inkpad ($5.25)
· Jet Black StazOn Inkpad ($7.95)
· Crystal Effects ($6.25)
· Crazy for Cupcakes Stamp Set ($23.95) $19.16 with the purchase of the
Card Kit
· Red Bead Duo ($9.95) $7.96 with the purchase of the Card Kit
· Stampin' Dimensionals ($3.95)
· SNAIL Adhesive ($6.95)
· Paper Snips ($9.95)

Friday, November 21, 2008

Holiday Extravagnaza SALE

Although I don't have many real DETAILS yet, I do know that there will be a HUGE sale starting on November 26-December 1. What is on sale you ask? Well, those are the specifics I don't know yet, but I do know this:

"...One company helping shoppers do more with less is Stampin' Up! For the first time ever the company will host a Holiday Extravaganza sale offering up to 50% off select product bundles November 26-December 1, 2008 only online at []. The company will also offer a variety of handcrafted project ideas, ornaments, neighbor gifts and holiday memory books, as well as ready-to-wrap gift giving guide in $10, $25, $50 or $100 increments to help you find the perfect gift for everyone on your list from now until Christmas....".

Watch my or just check back here on my blog frequently to find what products will be on sale. Also be sure to share your wishlists with your friends and family and then they can shop for you too either online or by calling me. Get Stampin' Up! in your stocking this year!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Another Point of View

While putting together the left over packets from last night, I made an "Oops". I stamped my snow flakes on the top of the card instead of the bottom. "No biggie" I thought. I would just shift the green and tree down toward the bottom instead.

Is it too late to say I like it better for this particular design (the tree and the snow). Just goes to show how an Oops can turn out pretty good.
What do you think?

Directs & Power Team Stamp Night

I have started a new program for my downline, and I am really excited for it. It is for my Direct Recruits and for members of my levels 2-5 who are Supervisors or higher. Basically, this event will be held every quarter and if those who have the previously mentioned qualifications, have met a specific sales mark, they get to come to a free stamp night hosted by me. The projects we will make are fun, fresh projects.

Last night I held the first stamp night. I had so much fun! There were 7 ladies there - my upline Sherri, 4 directs, and 2 from the levels 2-5. This is the project we made. I fell in love with the one Ashley made here, and I think the original idea came from UStamp. She couldn't post the directions, so I set to figuring it out. Not as easy doing it by a picture, as having it in hand, and I don't know if mine was done the same way, but I am happy with the results either way. The bag holds a couple cards, eve lopes, and a beaded pen. We used the Season of Joy stamp set + two other Christmas verses. I love the Vanilla Hodgepodge frame.

This card actually came from parts left over from this card, (also created by Ashley). I thought it would make a nice Christmas card. It's colors are Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red and Whisper White.

The next card is a "Deborah Original". It uses Kiwi Kiss Cardstock, the Designer Series Paper is the Muirfield. The Chocolate circle was punched using the new 1 3/4" Circle Punch and then layered onto the metal edge circle tag, and then topped off with some Kiwi Kiss Satin Ribbon! Love that stuff! I think I will use Chocolate Craft ink and Clear embossing powder on the verse when I make up the extras. I think that will add some more texture to it.Beaded Pens are one of my most favorite projects. Simple, yet stunning-fits all my requirements! If you would like to learn how to make these pens, lets book a workshop and I will be glad to show you and your know you want one of these pens!

I am already planning the next meeting. And, I know the girls are also looking forward to it. I love it when we can get together as Stampin Sisters and enjoy each others company, build new friendships, and '...share what we love...' -Stamping. What a perfect evening.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Christmas Card Crunch is comming soon!

Christmas time is right around the corner. It is time to start preparing for it now. I will be holding my annual Christmas Card Crunch on the first Saturday in December. Attendees will make 12 beautiful Christmas Cards - 4 each of 3 different designs for only $12! These cards are designed to be easily duplicated, so you can fit them into the time line I suggested in this post.

Another fun option would be to do this as a private class with your friends at your house. Each guest would pay the $12 for one set of cards. You, as the hostess, would get $12 towards the party total (for hostess benefits) for each guest that attends. Contact me for available dates and more information.

Here is the important information:

When: Saturday, December 6
Time: 10:30 am -12:30
Where: My home
Cost: $12 per set
Registration closes December 1

**You are not registered until you have paid for the class. I can not take any registrations after the close date. You can pay for the class using Pay Pal with my pay to address of, or call in to me your Debit or Credit card, or bring to me cash or check-but I must have the payment by December 1 in order to have your kit(s) ready. **

Want to see some pics? Here are 2 of the cards we will be making. Reserve your place today, there is limited seating!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Put A Personal "Stamp" on the Holidays!

Samantha Parisi is a fellow demonstrator somewhere in my sideline. We are connected through Amy Johnson. I am introducing you to her because she wrote the bulk of this post and graciously let me copy it and share it with you. I thought it was fantastic and will be very helpful to those wanting to add that personal touch to the holidays. You can check out her blog here. So without further ado, here is Samantha:

Holiday card making doesn’t have to be a huge production…with a little planning you can add your personal touch to the holidays and show all those around you just how much you care. Here is a basic time line to help make the process easier, whether you’re making 10 cards or 100 (keep in mind this could also apply to invitations for parties, weddings & showers!)

Things to Consider:Crafter know thyself! This should be a stress reducing not a stress inducing activity! If making holiday cards is going to drive you to start popping bourbon balls, then just don’t do it! • Keep it simple! The more cards you make the easier they should be. Adding one extra step when you’re making 5 cards is no biggie…but when you’re making 50, it adds hours to the process! Try to keep each card to less then 7 steps. • Don’t fret that your cards are too simple…get the basic design done and leave a minor embellishment to add if time permits….try not to sweat the small stuff! • Work assembly-line style, do all the cutting, then all the punching, all the coloring, then all the gluing, etc. This not only speeds the process but breaks it into smaller, more manageable chunks. • Delegate! Even Santa has helpers…have the kids stamp envelopes and ask your husband to print out address labels…everyone can pitch in! • Don’t wait for huge chunks of free time to work on this project (it may never come along!) Simply gather all the supplies in one area or in one container (to avoid search & rescue missions) and be ready to go on a moments notice. You can accomplish quite a bit in the 15 minutes it takes for water to boil or while your on hold with the insurance company! Watching T.V. is another ideal time to sit and work on a portion of your cards….little by little you can get them done! • Finally, remember that every card doesn’t have to be identical. Just as each of your friends is unique, so should their card be….a unique reflection of your heartfelt feelings for them.

*6-8 Weeks Prior to the Event: • Make a card list (or two! Some crafters make cards only for family members or close friends to cut down on the work load) • Decide on a basic design (including size, color, and sentiment….check back here for class dates and times.) • Compare your supplies on hand to your list of supplies needed • Make a list of supplies to purchase and contact your friendly Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator. Don’t forget extra adhesive…now is not the time to run out!

  • 4-5 Weeks Prior: • Purchase supplies including envelopes, address labels and postage • Arrange supplies in one area or container so everything can be accessed quickly and easily as time permits • Start creating your cards, working assembly-line style • Address and stamp envelopes (you can save time here by using the computer)
  • 2-3 Weeks Prior: • Finish creating cards (now is the time to add those additional embellishments to certain cards to personalize them) • Double check these against your original list as you slip your cards into the envelopes • Mail your cards Now sit back and relax with a steaming cup of cocoa and just enjoy the holiday season…you deserve it!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Color Inspiration Challenge #2

Kiwi Kiss, Tempting Turquoise, Bravo Burgundy, Kraft, and Whisper White

I LOVE this pillow, brought to you by Pier 1 Imports! I am not sure what it is that draws me to it. I love the colors, I like that it looks all satiny (is that even a word?) and I think it even has some bling in the points of the Burgundy.

Since this challenge falls on a weekend, you will have until Wednesday the 19th to take part of the challenge.

Simply make a card using the colors above, post it to your blog, or other website and then come here and leave me a link in the comments section. On Thursday the 20th, I will post my card and also use to choose a winner, and probably let my hubby choose a winner too. Winner(s) will receive a little bit of blog candy!

Happy Stampin!

Friday, November 14, 2008

My Dabbleings in Stampin Yesterday

I have been working on the project for a Special Stampin' Night I am offering to my First Level Downline and my Supervisors and above in my levels 2-5. I am SUPER excited for this project and trying to get it just perfect. In my journey to this perfection, came these two cards.

I also have to mention that I am planning to be part of a swap at Leadership Training in January. This swap is for no layer cards. That is simply a card with no mat's or layers-a single piece of cardstock is used.

So, these two cards were created using those two starting points. I will add here that neither one of these cards made the cut for either the Stampin' Night or Leadership Swap. They just didn't materialize exactly like I wanted. But, I will share them since that is the stamping I got done yesterday!This is the first card. If you can tell, the blue hat is cut out and then put on a dimensional. There is also a bit of Dazzling Diamonds on it to help it sparkle! This one felt a little plain, so the in the next one, I traded for some of the green glitter from the Cosmo Glitter Stack, and did a reverse mask with some Kiwi Kiss and my Coluzzle. The scan didn't turn out well, the Kiwi is a bit more soft, not so harsh, and it fades more toward the hats.

Monday, November 10, 2008

20% OFF Rub-Ons

This month, Stampin' Up! is Celebrating their 20 Year anniversary with another great 20% off special. When you purchase $20 in other merchandise, all the rub-ons are then 20% off!! That makes them only $8.76 per package!

Item # Page # Rub-Ons Description
111416 178 Chateau Bella
111417 178 Word Flurries
111414 178 Hidden Garden
111277 178 A Perfect Day
110283 179 Take Note
111806 179 Chills & Thrills
111804 179 Chit Chat
111415 179 Greatest Moments
111805 179 School Days
110282 179 Anchored
112844 11* Old Saint Nick
112843 17* Season of Cheer
112735 39** Hidden Garden Blossoms

*From Holiday 2008 Mini Catalog

**From Celebrando Creatividad

You can place a personal order Here, just click the yellow shop now button in the upper right corner. This special is good November 10-30, 2008.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Stampin' Up! & Country Living Magazine Present:

The Holiday Collection Stampin' Kit

Stampin' Up! has partnered with Country Living Magazine, to bring you this fantastic Holiday Collection Stampin' Kit. Check out the December Issue of Country Living Magazine to see this kit showcased, showing you lots of different holiday ideas using the kit contents.

The kit contains:

~Holiday Collection Stamp Set (set of 6) Exclusive for this special
~4 12x12 sheets of die-cut chipboard
~8 12x12 sheets of die-cut Designer Series paper
~4 12x12 sheets of Designer Series Paper (not die-cut)
~2 12x12 sheet of Whisper White cardstock

~25 yards of silver metallic cord

~10 yards 3/8 " whisper White Taffeta Ribbon

~20 pieces from the Pretties Kit
~Stampin' Dimensionals
~Dazzeling Diamonds Glitter

~Tombow Multi
Purpose Adhesive
~Riding Hood Red Classic Ink Stampin' Spot

~Old Olive Craft Stampin' Spot
~Un-Inked Stampin' Spot with a Whisper White Craft Ink Refill

All this for $49.95! You can order this kit online click HERE to shop my website. Click the yellow button in the upper right hand corner. Order # 114447.


Click HERE so you can save $30 off the cover price off a Country Living magazine subscription, and subscribe for only $1 a month PLUS get a fantastic Free Gift that includes some Note cards, a double sided stamp and a Stampin' Spot!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Queens of the Stamp Age group photo

Remember the Queens of the Stamp Age group meeting I told you about in October( can refresh your memory Here...) well, here is a fun group photo of those who attended the business meeting portion on Saturday. We had 2 birthday cakes...yum! The yellow one was for Shelli Gardner-it turned out we were meeting on her birthday so of course had to celebrate! The other one was to celebrate Stampin' Up!'s 20th anniversary.

This meeting was so much fun and I really appreciate Brandi (in the center of the front row) for putting it together for us every year. She is an awesome group leader, and this bunch of women is just so much fun!