Sunday, July 04, 2010

Retrofit New Color Kits now available!

Color Renovation Color Retrofit Kits (July 1, 2010-June 30, 2011)

Retrofit your existing Stampin' Up! products with new color kits! Get all of Stampin' Up!'s new colors (and just the colors you need) without the expense of replacing products you already have.  Call me today to order yours  or go online and pick it out.
There is one for cardstock, markers and stamp pads; one for watercolor crayons; one for pencils and pastels.  Which do you use most?

Thursday, May 06, 2010

New items added to the Clearance Rack on my Website

Over 20 new products have been added to the Clearance Rack! You can't beat Stampin' Up! products for up to 60% off. Please check out my website to see the available great retired products at amazing prices! Be sure to shop soon as they are available while supplies last and many of the items sold out quickly last month.

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

May Workshops and Classes Sneak Peak

These are some of the elements we will be making in our May workshops and Classes!
Call if you want to join in on the fun!

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Friday, April 09, 2010

Out with the Old! Time for some Spring Cleaning!

If you love any of these colors.. These are all the colors that will be discontinued the end of June 2010.  Please contact me and start hoarding the card stock and markers and reinkers in these colors because after that time, they will no longer be available!

Color has always been a crutial part of Stampin' Up! and we have had a lot of fun these past few years with our fabulous 48 and a fresh fun 'IN" colors each season.  But, it is time to move on and so some spring cleaning.
These colors are going but we have some fabulous new colors coming!

Retired-colors only

Friday, February 05, 2010

Thought for the day

You never know when a moment and a few sincere words can have an impact on a life.

~ Zig Ziglar

Monday, February 01, 2010

New events are now posted to my Stampin Up Website!

Be sure to check my Stampin' Up! Website often for new calendar events!  February events are now posted and there may be something you want to learn more about!
Don't forget we always have a FREE CROP Day each month.  Space is limited so make your reservations early . . . and we always have a demonstration of a new technique! or free paper!
All you have to bring is YOUR project you want to work on and a snack to share. 
My punches and Big Shot and dies are available for your use in your project.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Shimmer Mist Ink is Still Available

Shimmer mist from the Holiday Mini Catalog will be available through July 2010!
116806 Champagne Mist;  116854 Frost White;  116807 Platinum
All for $5.95 each!

Haitian Disaster Relief .. You can make a Difference!

Haitian Disaster Relief

On January 12, 2010 a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti, leaving in its wake devastation so overwhelming that the Haitian people and their leaders can only look for help from the outside to cope. You can make a difference!

From now through Feb.28, 2010, $2.00 from every sale of I Heart Hearts stamp set will be donated to the American Red Cross’ Haiti Relief and Development Fund. The Red Cross is already well-established in Haiti, and this money will be used to provide immediate relief and long-term support through supplies, technical assistance and other support to help those in need.

Product Name Item # Price

I {Heart} Hearts – clear-mount (block D recommended) 118571 $18.95

I {Heart} Hearts – wood-mount 117010 $26.95

Monday, December 21, 2009

NEW Clear Mount Stamps! You won't want to miss this new Mini coming out January 5 2010

First.. When you receive your new Clear Mount Stamps the come in a case about the size of a normal DVD case.  They have the name of the stamp set on the side, or spine, as well as a picture of each stamp.  The space you will save will be much appreciated!!!
The rubber part of the stamps will come exactly as you have always received them.  What makes them a little different is that the label you normally get to put on the outside of the wood now will mount on top of the rubber.

The labels come on their own sheet, as before, however they are double sided.  If you look carefully you will see that there is a little slip right down the middle of the image.  This is your crucial piece.

You will remove the backing from your matching rubber stamp piece.. as you used to do. It looks and feels just like your normal stamps do when you are ready to attach them to your wood mount blocks.

Because I like having the label that I can see through the clear mount - my next step is to take my rubber stamp - I hold it by the edges - and then place it in the middle of the space I cleared on my page  You will notice that the space that was left when you removed the left and right pieces to expose the sentiment is exactly the right size of the piece of rubber for the matching stamp..... clever, hey!!!

Now... take the stamp - turn it sto the stamping surface is face up and check against the stamp that you have exposed.... just to make sure that you are matching your stamps correctly... :-)

Still holding the stamp - not touching the sticky side - you can position the stamp over the label and place down onto the exposed label. Press firmly for about 3-4 seconds and then carefully pull up the stamp. VOILA.... the label is attached to the back of the rubber.

If you have a little remaining plastic over the edge of the rubber stamp, you can trim it with a pair of paper snips.

Some people have said that they find the stamps stick better to the clear mount blocks when you don't put the label on, and they have decided not to adhere the label to the back of the rubber. For me.... I find that if I put my stamp onto my clear mount and gently apply pressure for about several seconds then my stamp sticks beautifully to my clear mount block.

When you store the stamps in the DVD case they will now stick to the case! So no sliding around - stuck firmly in their place! 

To clean your new clear mount stamps you can spray stampin' mist directly on the stamp while it is still on the clear block and GENTLY rub on the Stampin' scrub (your washer and dryer).  You can also spray and wipe with a soft cloth or paper towel if you prefer.  You will want to be careful that you don't get StazOn remover or the wet baby wipes on the backing label as they can leave an oily residue and it will eventually be harder to stick them to your acrylic blocks.

I will be demonstrating these at the Open House in January.. Watch my SU website for the date and call in your reservation as soon as it is posted so there will be room.

Other items of interest:  We also have a NEW punch design and some new punches coming out in the new mini catalog!

my SU website is

Saturday, December 12, 2009

12 days of Holiday Sales

These might be the most exciting 12 days of December with select Big Shot dies and vinyl sheets for the Big Shot on sale! The 12 Days of Holiday Sales begin today and runs through December 22.

There are 18 new colors of Decor Elements vinyl sheets to choose from, and they make great projects when you use them with Big Shot dies. You can use the Clear Décor Elements vinyl sheets with the Tulipe Bigz die to create an etched-like design on a window or a Vase.   Or use the Decorative Accent Bigz dies with the Old Olive Décor Element vinyl sheets to enhance a frame or embellish your walls. The combination of Big Shot dies and Décor Elements vinyl sheets is sure to take your creativity to a new level!

Check out my website today to see the HUGE discounts available!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Do you have all your projects done?    I have one event still open to come get some last minute ideas or work on projects you have started but can't seem to get them done because of outside distractions.  December 19 from 10 to 4 still has some space available.  Call me today to reserve your space.

I have TWO events to share with you today.



Monday, December 07, 2009

3-D Items

My husband found this awesome 24" X 10" frame at Goodwill for $4.99 and he couldn't resist.  Using My Digital Studio I created the "Create & Inspire" card insert which is about 4" x 11".
It is difficult to see in the picture but the item at the right is a small votive holder with buttons attached and filled with coordinating ribbon pieces to go with the colors.

Double click the picture for a really close up view.

I used the gold 'painty pen' around the edges of the buttons to give them added pizzaz.  I also accented all the words with the gold pen to give it added enhancements.
The medallion has commercially purchased crystals to enhance it.  I used the Crystal Brads from Stampin up to embellish the middle of the little flowers on the plaque.  I also used Dazzling Diamonds on the Baroque Motif to give it more glitter.

I took the pieces of the little embosslit scroll and, using the Tombow glue, molded them to the frame edges then added some commercial crystals randomly around the curls.

I Wish I could keep this myself!  I will be entering it in a Pirates Gift Exchange with some Awesome Fellow Demonstrators.  I can only hope it measures up to the gift I end up with!
In the meantime, enjoy.

Friday, December 04, 2009

Christmas Open House Gift Giving Celebration

Join in the fun for the Last Open House of the Year

  • Lisa has wonderful new Holiday Scented inexpensive Candles to give as gifts or warm your home. If you have been to her Open Houses before you know that ALL her candles are in one-of-a-kind Antique and Collectible containers that will bring Light into your Holiday Festivities and into the New Year.

  • As an Added Bonus we will have a new line of Hand Crafted Jewelry for that special someone.

  • I will be there with Original Hand Designed Cards some on sale from $1.50 and up.
  • Bring 2 friends with you and receive a special gift but you have to introduce your friends to us when you come in so we know they are your special friends.
  • WHEN: Saturday, December 12 FROM: 10 am to 4 pm
    WHERE: Lisa Hoggan's home: 4618 Bali Court Colorado Springs 80911
    CALL FOR DIRECTIONS if you don't know where Lisa Lives: Lisa: 351-3332 or Bev: 641-2690