Friday, March 29, 2013

Recruiting special extended till Sunday March 31, 2013

Stampin' Up! is very close to a goal they set for Sale-a-bration and they're extending the starter kit promotion until March 31st.

That means ... for just $99 you can be a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and receive:
$156.50 in Stampin' Up! product of your choice (free shipping too)
30% off your first order that's $150 or more
Much much more!!!
There's no obligation required after you join.  Contact me today to join my WAGSTAMPERS TEAM.

As an added bonus I am offering the Stampin UP Build a Bear and this cute tote bag for the first person that signs up with me between now and Sunday March 31, 2013


Stampin UP has just lowered the price of the full MDS with all the bells and whistles for only 19.95, so if that was on your wish list at $79.95 then you can add that to your recruit kit for just 19.95 and have the rest  ($136.55) in any product you want.  Has the big shot been on your list? 

If you originally bought the MDS when it first came out you can upgrade for free check out the information below.

Upgrade for FREE
Still have the original My Digital Studio software? Upgrade to the latest version of MDS for FREE. Yep, free! No more excuses not to be able to color stamps, crop embellishments, and design in spreads. See a list of all the great features here.
Please note that this upgrade includes tools and features, not additional artwork.
» Learn more

Thanks for stopping by.  Contact me if you have any questions.

Monday, March 25, 2013

This and That (New Catalog Product Line) and By the Tide

Your life is: Awesome. Quirky. Exciting. Perfectly messy. And happening really fast.

Stampin' Up! is introducing the line with these 5 products, but will be expanding more This and That product in the future.

131268Epic Day This and That Journal$10.95
130814Epic Day This and That Designer Series Paper$10.95
130133Remember This and That Rotary Stamp$5.95
131271Epic Day This and That Designer Stickers$4.95
131269Epic Day This and That Designer Washi Tape$4.95
133350Epic Day This and That Bundle
Includes the five This and That products listed above. Only available in a bundle until April 30.
15% Off Retail Value!
  • 15% OFF Bundle Dates: March 23-April 30.  The items that come in the bundle will be available in the new catalog, but the discounted bundle is only available through April 30.
            See the product line and order your This and That HERE.  I can't wait to get mine.


 Great week and a new card................

I have had a whirlwind week, we got an offer on our house in North Carolina and we went to Florida to look for a place and were so blessed to have found a place that suits us just fine and now the work begins.  We are downsizing and I am retiring from my day job and guess what??!?! I get to be a Stampin UP Demo full time............ I am so excited.  This has been my dream and my goal for a long time now. 

I finally took some time to make a card, using the By The Tide set and I used the shaving cream technique. (the cheap dollar store type of fine to use) I have not used this technique in a couple of years and thought the fish would look nice with it.  I wanted to use pool party and lucky limeade but I did not have those refills so I used tempting turquoise and old olive.  I cased the placement of the stamps from Yvette Ash, thank you Yvette for your inspiratin, I loved the way yours turned out. 

In case you do not know how to use the shaving cream technique.  It is so easy but a little messy.  You put shaving cream in a flat container. I used my large powder pal  but normally I used a foam tray from the grocery store that I have saved.  Then you decide on your colors and ramdomly place several drops of ink refills of each color on top of the shaving cream.  Use a plastic fork in a zig zag motion to blend the colors into each other.  Not too much and let a little white show through.

Then lay your whisper white cardstock on top of the shaving cream and pick it up and take a squeegee to wipe the shaving cream off.  (the messy part)  you may have to use a paper towel to completely clean off the shaving cream.  You can use the same shaving cream 2 or 3 times on new whisper white piece of cardstock, then it gets a little muddy.  Set aside and let it dry.  Then I stamped the fish with black stazon and cut out the fish and mounted it with dimensionals on the whisper white cardstock after I stamped the rest of the card. 

Of couse you could use the whole card as a background. I love to use this technique for a sky using only one color of blue depending on what suits my fancy that day!

I will be teaching this technique to my classes next month.  Contact me if you would like a hands on class. 

 Thanks for stopping by.  Contact me if you have any questions.  919-334-8800

Sunday, March 17, 2013

More My Digital Studio projects

This is the cover for my swatch book I started in my MDS on line class I have been taking. 

I love the torn edge feature.

Below is another snow page.  Don't they look cold?  I used the recolor tool to make the stamped dog on the snow look more like Sophie around the face area.. 

If you have purchased MDS from me contact me for a free lesson.  If you liked MDS original you will LOVE MDS 2 so many more bells and whistles.  If you have never thought about scrapping digitally go to my website for a free 30 day trial and see what it is all about.  Click HERE to get to my site.Contact me if you have any questions. 919-334-8800

Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

New Catalog Sneek Peak

Introducing A Round Array!

A Round Array stamp set and coordinating 7/8" Scallop Circle Punch will be available as a Catalog Sneak Peek Promotion

I wanted to share a post from the Stampin UP blog:

I was thrilled when I heard about the Spring Surprise Promotion. Getting a brand new stamp set will definitely make waiting for spring a little easier, especially because the set is full of charming flowers—and you can buy it with the coordinating punch for a special bundle price.
I used my new A Round Array Stamp Set and the 7/8" Scallop Circle Punch to make this “Happy Day” card:

Spring Surprise Bundles* $23.95
  • 133899 Spring Surprise Bundle (English; clear)
  • 133897 Spring Surprise Bundle (Spanish; clear)
  • 133898 Spring Surprise Bundle (French; clear) 
If you already have the punch that just came out in the spring catalog then you can purchase the stamp set by itself.

A Round Array Stamp Set*, set of 8 for only $14.95
  • 129090 A Round Array Stamp Set (English; clear)
  • 131682 Variedades Stamp Set (Spanish; clear)
  • 131616 Médallions séduction Stamp Set (French; clear)
*Only offered in clear-mount. Wood-mount option will be available during the 2013–2014 annual catalog.

Since SAB ends on Friday 3/22/13, then you still have time to purchase the bundle and with a little more added to your order maybe some new ink or cardstock or those cute soda caps and accessories you can to $50 order and receive a free product from the SAB catalog.  Click HERE to view!

Here is another new product you may want for your collection.  I love that it is absolutely clear and you can see everything. 

Clear Photopolymer Stamps!


Designer Typeset Photopolymer Stamp Set 132956  $13.95

Use this exclusive photopolymer alphabet set (with extras!) for titles or embellishments on scrapbook pages, cards, or any type of project.  We recommend clear block sizes, A, B, G, F and I (not included in the set).  Our photopolymer stamps offer a versatile all-clear stamping option.  You'll find that our photopolymer is top-quality and give a perfectly stamped image every time. The stamps stick amazingly well to our clear blocks and are easy to place just where you want them. And best of all, you get to enjoy tons of images for a great price!

I am placing an order on Monday night by 6pm and if you want to add to the order just go to my website and you will need to add HOSTESS CODE:  CXRBKER3  your order will be shipped directly to you.  If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me. 

Thanks for stopping by,


Sunday, March 10, 2013

My Digital Studio - Swatch Book

Some of you may know that I have been taking a MDS class for the last 6 weeks and I am loving it.  I am learning so much.

I have been working on this swatch book in MDS for my class, for Jacob (my grandson) for the year 2011.  I had started this about a year ago and it was mostly background color and a picture and some text.  I just could not get interested.  Since I have been taking Amy's class I am excited to start again. I love working with all the new bells and whistles MDS2  offers.

If you want to have this much fun go to my website and you can download MDS2 for FREE for 30 days. I will be glad to help you with it. I already gave a class to one on my customers Renee' last week and she loved it.  She was making a birthday card for her grandson.  There are so many possibilities.  I saw the word snow on the mds website and cased that part.  Love the snowflake instead  of the O. 

Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Spring Wreath & MDS

I finally made a spring wreath for my front door (it was March 1st and I still had hearts on it).  I love spring and March has so many things going on, I think I covered it all Welcome Spring, Easter Cross, Shamrock, and Bunny.

I have to tell you I am having so much fun with my online MDS class from my upline Amy Johnson. I had to use it for this post.  I wanted to show you more than the one picture and thought MDS would be a great way to show you some of my process.  Plus I used one of my favorite colors (POOL PARTY)  that I will really miss in June.

Thanks for looking!

Friday, March 1, 2013

NEW Photopolymer Stamps

We’ve searched long and hard for just the right material to be able to introduce completely clear stamping. And we’ve found it. We’re excited to announce that we now have wood-mount, clear-mount AND photopolymer stamps! The new photopolymer will be an addition to our stamp line and will appeal to all types of stampers. Our top-quality photopolymer has just enough give to create a perfectly stamped image every time and with the introduction of our firm-foam pads, let’s just say they’re meant for each other! Photopolymer stamps will also be unique, fun designs that will inspire you and provide more versatile options you may not see in our traditional wood- and clear-mount stamp options. 
What makes them so great?
  • They’re entirely transparent for perfect placement every time!
  • They are durable. The photopolymer material is designed to last.
  • Can you say sticky? (Don’t worry; in a good way.) These stamps stick amazingly well to our clear blocks.
  • They’re age tested. They won’t yellow or cloud up over time.
  • They use FDA, food-safe material. How far can you stretch your stamping creativity?
  • We could go on, but we’ll let you try them for yourself.
They are clearly a great choice.

Designer Typeset Photopolymer Stamp SetIncludes 57 pieces. (Don’t faint! This is a good overwhelming feeling.)

The Fine Print
•Photopolymer stamps will be offered on a trial basis. Based on popularity, we hope to release more photopolymer stamp sets over the coming months. At this time we don’t plan on offering a line of photopolymer sets as expansive as our wood-mount and clear-mount lines.
•Available on all order types beginning March 1, 2013.
•Not available in wood-mount or clear-mount.
•All photopolymer will be packaged in cello bag w/insert, but don’t forget you can store them in our clear cases.

Q: How long will each stamp set that’s released be available for purchase? A: Since this product line is being offered on a trial basis and is not currently included in our catalog, we won’t have a standard amount of time that each set is offered. We’ll let you know when each set is no longer available as well as when new ones become available.

You can order the new photopolymer stamp set by clicking HERE today!

Thanks for stopping by.