Saturday, February 19, 2011

Stampin'Up! Opportunity Calls

Crafters -

As always, Sale-a-Bration is the time to become a demonstrator because of all the GREAT free stuff we get! I even signed up during Sale-a-Bration SIX years ago!  :)

Stampin'Up! is offfering something called an "Opportunity Call." It is a toll-free call and it is offered only on Tuesdays through May 31st. This is a test program, and they don't know if it will continue beyond that. Basically, you can call into this conference call and hear about becoming an SU! demo and ask the company questions. You can always ask me questions, but this way you are hearing it directly from the horse's mouth, so to speak.

IF you would like to call on your own, the information to call will follow. IF you would be interested in coming over here to my home, we can call and then make a card after the phone call. Sometimes it is easier to relax our minds while crafting and then all kinds of questions come up! I don't know how many of you will attend, but if you wish to come over on Tuesday, March 1st, you are welcome. You would need to be here between 5:45p-5:55pm. I'll be calling at 5:55pm and I would like us all to respect the Stampin'Up! employee's time. The call is supposed to be over by 6:30p (with all questions asked and answered too!), so we can make a card next and you'll be done by 7pm! Easy peasy, lemon squeezy!

Anyway, here's the information:

Opportunity Calls

Opportunity Call Test Period: February 22-May 31, 2011
Details: Beginning Tuesday, February 22, and continuing every Tuesday through May 31, Stampin' Up! will be holding opportunity calls. During these calls, a Stampin' Up! staff member will share some of Stampin' Up!'s history and philosophy, and discuss the Stampin' Up! opportunity. We expect the presentation to take approximately 10 minutes, followed by a 10-minute Q&A session.
The calls will take place every Tuesday, February 22-May 31, at 11:00 AM (MT) and 4:00 PM (MT). - That's 1pm EST, and 6pm EST (Dawn).

Contact me to receive the toll free number to call and the access code you will have to enter. You will need to state your name and then you'll be added to the call. Space on these calls is limited and availability is first-come-first-served. This is a test program and, depending on the results of these calls, it may or may not be continued after May 31.

Friday, February 18, 2011

March 26th - SAVE THE DATE

Crafters -

As a final "goody-bye" to Sale-a-Bration, I'm going to have a workshop here at my home on Saturday, March 26th. I have to wait for my final presentation time for the class project, so there isn't a time listed yet. THAT I will update as the date gets closer.

There will be specials throughout the workshop and it will be just like a regular workshop. You will make two cards, I will demonstrate two items, and I may even have some other cards that you can purchase and make after the workshop is over! You don't need to bring anything at all, just yourselves. AND if you bring a friend with you - someone who is new to me (as a demonstrator) - I will even give you a small gift!

So - SAVE THE DATE of Saturday, March 26th to come to my Craft Room for a workshop and to earn free items during Sale-a-Bration!

FYI - You will need to RSVP as the time gets closer (by March 23rd) so I know how many to expect.

Look forward to seeing you here!

Color Book - UPDATED!

Crafters -

As many of you saw on my post here, I've taken the Color Book to the next level. Again, this was something they showed at Leadership, so mine is kinda the same, but also kinda different...

All are in the 6x6 page protectors that SU! offers. 

Hope you enjoy the pictures!

Title page - this uses my Varsity Alphabet Stamp Set. Yes, the very same one I won from Stampin'Up! during the very first Recruit Crew. See that post here. I used Cherry Cobbler and Basic Gray - closest I could come to Scarlet and Gray - GO BUCKS!

InColors - Used the Full Heart Punch, along with the Bird punch (the leaf is actually the bird wing). The InColor patterns paper is from the Hostess Level One benefit - look out how GREAT the colors match!

Subtles - and bling! Don't you just LOVE the "Jewels"? See page 188 of the big catty. I used both the Rhinestones and the Pearls - all three sizes of each!

Brights with Brads and Embossing Folders. So glad SU! offers all of these - don't they dress up nicely? And you will notice the bottom right (Old Olive) uses the NEW Framed Tulips Embossing folder (see page 28 of the Occasions Mini Catty).

Regals with Buttons! I used Teeny Tiny Wishes to stamp on each of the Designer Label punchies too. I just LOVE how SU! matches the buttons with the papers.

Butterflies, stamping, punches, crimper, and ribbons! I didn't realize I had so many wonderful butterfly stamps until I did these. Although I do like my Butterfly Prints (page 107, big catty), I REALLY like my Flight of the Butterfly (page 102, big catty). Their "tail" sayings - "one person can make such a difference and that person is you!", along with "If nothing every changed there would be no butterflies - unknown."   That "unknown" guy sure does have some GREAT sayings, huh?  :)

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Check out THIS video...

from Stampin'Up! and Shelli Gardner, the co-founder and CEO. When I have attended Convention, we get to see some of the rooms that are decorated like this. All I can say is WOW and let you know that this video doesn't do the items justice.

Enjoy the video and let me know if you want to join my team of Stampin'Up! demonstrators. Now, during Sale-a-Bration is a GREAT time to sign up!

Shelli's Stampin'Up! Video

Look forward to talking with you!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Valentines, Friends, and More!

Six wonderful friends came today to make valentines for the Ronald McDonald House Charities. To thank them for sharing their time and talents (and adhesives!), I made these bookmarks. Shellie Gardner, Co-founder and CEO of Stampin'Up! made these at Leadership.

I think everyone liked them!

AND then we began crafting. They were almost completely done with 100 valentines within an HOUR! We used Pun Fun and some old die cuts, (my SU! order was delayed due to the weather, or we would have used the new Petal Cone die!). Here are the valentines:
Each Valentine is different - aren't they beautiful?!

107 Valentines all lined up! 
And here are the FABULOUS crafters (the photographer isn't too good...):
Thanks Sandie, Stephanie, Jeannette, Geneva, Alesa, and Charlene!

Showing off their masterpieces!  :)
And as a last thank you, when we were all done - they each received one of these. I think the Tootsie Rolls were the high-point!

Thanks so much to these wonderful ladies for sharing their Saturday afternoon with me. When I dropped the Valentines to Ronald McDonald House, they were so pleased to have received these.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Valentines for Ronald McDonald House Charities

We are so blessed in many ways...

I just celebrated my SIXTH Anniversary as a Stampin'Up! Demonstrator! Can you believe it has been SIX YEARS?!?!

Come to my home on Saturday, February 12th, from 1p-3p and make some Valentine hearts to be donated to Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC). I've already cut out 100 sets of hearts. We just need to stamp a sentiment on the heart, assemble, and put a pencil through it. Please bring your adhesive if possible. The Valentines will be taken to RMHC that afternoon, as soon as we are done!

We will be using the "Pun Fun" stamp set for the RMHC Valentines. As a special thank you, the first six people who RSVP (and attend) will receive a small gift from me. Please join me in celebrating my six years with SU! as we share our gifts and talents.

From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked. - Luke 12:48b

Here are the Valentines we made for the boy's class Valentines during the snow days the last couple of days. We did 60 of them and did them in about 90 minutes, just him and me. (We used an older retired set for these.)