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Sunday, July 31, 2011


This is it – really! This is your last chance to sign up as an SU demo AND get a free $40 Christmas project kit that will knock your socks off. If you live close enough to me to do so, sign up and we can assemble our kits together because I’ll get one of these cute Christmas projects, too as your upline!

Here are the details:

  • Limited time kit
  • Cost $99
    • Easy Events stamp set
    • Pennant Parade stamp set
    • Basic Black ink pad
    • Old Olive ink pad
    • Pumpkin Pie ink pad
    • Real Red ink pad
    • Brights 8.5x11 cardstock
    • Just Add Cake designer paper
    • Chocolate Chip Scallop Dots ribbon
    • Note cards (20)
    • Clear mount block C
    • Blender Pen (1)
    • SNAIL adhesive
    • Business supplies
  • BONUS – Christmas Keepsake Project kit ($40 value)
  • My guidance and expertise

You need to know that the minimum retail to stay active $300 per quarter, but you have until the end of your first COMPLETE quarter to get your first $300, which would be December! And once you get started with me in this new adventure, I can help you get some things going that will make getting that $300 a quarter a SNAP!


Go to my Stampin’ up! website to sign up NOW:!

You’ll be glad you did!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Card Layer Guide - adapted from a fellow blogger

I just discovered this great card layer guide created by Judy Marshall, a Canadian demo. She figured out all the layer cutting sizes (up to four layers) for all sorts of card sizes.

Because I don't make all those card sizes, I adapted it for my use and am sharing that with you - although you may want to check Judy's out if you make other card sizes, because she has quite a few on her list!

What I did to adapt it is to use only SU envelope sizes (with one exception - to fit legal envelopes) in order to share with my customer base. If you are not a demo or one of my regular customers, please be sure to check out my SU website for all the Stampin' Up! goodies, or, if you are in the Greater Northwest Houston area (Waller, Magnolia, Tomball, College Station, Hempstead, Conroe, Brenham, Cypress, Northwest Houston - are all within spitting distance!), come join me on the Second Saturday at 2:00 for my regular monthly meeting. At these meetings we create 2-3 cards and a scrapbook layout, and sometimes a gifty type item :)

I look forward to seeing you - just email me for directions!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

VC-ROCKS - Blog Hop #3 - Anything but a card!

To backtrack to Jamie's blog, click on her name.

Howdy from Texas! I have some scrapbooking goodies for you today! New goodies used in this layout are marker with an asterisk (*). If you are following the VC-Rocks Blog hop, you should have landed here from Jamie's blog - if not, button above will take you there, plus there's a complete list near the bottom of the post of all 34 stops!

As an avid scrapbooker, I get sketches from a LOT of sources. Some are top secret, some are secret because I just cannot remember where they came from, some really aren't a secret because ethically i have to give credit where credit is due, and some, well, some - I just flat make up, and will be the first to admit that there's a piece from here, one from there, and a few from yonder!

The sketch for this layout is based on one from gotsketch and adapted for Stampin' Up! materials and supplies. It uses: Top Note Die, Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer punch*, Petite Pennants Builder punch*, Lace Ribbon Border
punch*; Garden Green, Wild Wasabi and Certainly Celery cardstock, and Garden Green Pattern Paper from the Regals collection, plus a bit of Whisper White cardstock. White Baker's Twine finishes it up, with a supporting cast of Tombow Multi-adhesive, SNAIL and Stampin' Dimensionals.

I must confess, I have as yet NO, as in none, not a single one, of the current alphabet sets (sigh), so I printed the lettering from My Digital Studio in Garden Green, using just a plain old font (ain't it cool!?!).
The pictures in my layout are (from left) 6.5x6.5, 4x3, 3x3, 3x5 over three that are 2x2. The journaling leads into the title. This big playground was built in my daughter and son-in-law's back yard, which I can see from my stamping area (yes, you grandmothers... be jealous... be very jealous - now, if i can just get my other daughter living that close so her babies - once she's married and has any - can just come running over to Gramcy's house, too, I'll be in tall cotton!!!!). If I had known that it only cost $200 to have that sucker assembled for you, I'd have paid it somehow so my honey and SIL didn't have to nearly kill themselves building it!

Anyway, I thank you for stopping by my stop on the hop. Below is a list of ALL the hoppers, and at the bottom a button that should take you to Patrice's blog! Enjoy the rest of the hop - you are just over halfway done now :).

VC Rocks


Elizabeth's Stamp Room

Love 2 Stamp

Creative Designs by Jackie

A Touch of SOL

Stampin' Stace

Stamp With Jane

The Love of Stamping

Stamping Fun with Kim

Life with a Wiener Dog

Stampin' At Dawn

Created By You

Stamper Shirley

Scrappin' For Sanity

Bluegrass Stamper Studio



Wanna Be Creative

Scrapbook Kits and more

My Little Patch of Dirt

I Reckon I'll Stamp

Brenda's Stamping Corner

Maddiebug Designs

Stamping in the Moonlight

Stampin' Fevre

Artful Imagination

Pretty Inky Papercrafts


Nichole's Stampin' Corner

Clever and Cute

Mimi To Jett

Shari's Stamp Pad

Blinkin' Thinkin' & Inkin'

Krafting With Karen

Loni's Life

Click on her name to go visit Patrice's blog, the next stop in the hop!

Monday, July 4, 2011

$99 Starter Kit! July ONLY - sign up NOW!

If you have been waiting for the perfect time to join my team - this is IT!!!!!! Check out the info below, then, to sign up, simply go to my demo web site -
Click on the JOIN NOW button on the left. You really do NOT want to miss this! I look forward to welcoming you to my team!


Dates: July 1-31, 2011

Promotion Details:
It's always more fun to stamp with friends! The limited-time $99 Starter Kit is the perfect
choice for the lover of Stampin' Up! products. Use this exclusive Starter Kit to share the opportunity with your friends and hostesses who want to get the products they love at a 20 percent discount.

Plus, when you sign up in July, you will get a Christmas Keepsake project kit absolutely FREE--a $40 value! This exclusive kit contains everything you need to create a beautiful Christmas Keepsake Box to hold your most treasured Christmas memories. Remember, you can only earn this special Shelli Signature Collection kit when you sign up NOW! (And - this is one of the things I love about SU - when YOU sign up, *I'll* get one, too!!!!!).

See below for details on the limited-time $99 Starter Kit.

$99 Starter Kit

Contains over $180 in products and business supplies--including new products from the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog! All items below are recommended, but a new demonstrator can substitute a similar item of equal or lesser value.






Easy Events Clear-Mount Set*



Pennant Parade Wood-Mount Set*



Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad



Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' Pad



Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad



Brights 8-1/2" x 11" Assorted Card Stock



Basic Black Classic Stampin' Pad



Whisper White Note Cards (20)



Just Add Cake Designer Series Paper*



Chocolate Chip 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon*



Blender Pen (1)



Clear-Mount Block C



SNAIL Adhesive

*New to the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog!

Business Supplies

The business supplies in these promotional mini kits will be the same business supplies that are in existing starter kits; no alternative selections can be made for business items.

  • Getting Started DVD
  • Getting Started Guide
  • Guest Invitation Postcards (100)
  • 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog (8)
  • 2011 Summer Mini Catalog (8)
  • Stampin' Up! logo vinyl
  • Décor Elements applicator
  • To My Hostess Envelopes (10)
  • My Digital Studio Marketing DVD
  • Recruit Folders (5)
  • Recruit Brochures (20)
  • Customer Order Forms (50)
Things to Remember

$99 Starter Kit
  • Prospective recruits may still purchase either the standard OR Digital+ Starter Kits instead of the promotional $99 Starter Kit.
  • Recommended catalog products are included in the $99 Starter Kit. However, just like our standard and Digital+ Starter Kit, new recruits can select alternate items. For example:
    • An alternate stamp set of equal or lesser value.
    • An alternate color assortment of card stock of equal or lesser value.
    • Alternate colors of Classic Stampin' Pads of equal or lesser value.
  • Recruits can still add the Stampin' Memories, Definitely Decorative, or My Digital Studio Add-On to their $99 Starter Kit for the regular price.
  • Recruits who join Stampin' Up! by purchasing the $99 Starter Kit are still eligible for any programs available to new recruits. This includes, but is not limited to, the Extra 10% Instant Income offer, the newly refreshed Stampin' Start program, and the opportunity to purchase a Business Booster Kit.
  • Starter Kit order form deadlines:
    • Mail: Friday, July 29, 2011 (received in office)
    • Online: Sunday, July 31, 2011; 11:50 PM (MT)

Christmas Keepsake Box Project Kit

  • The exclusive kit is part of the Shelli Signature Collection.
  • The box included in the kit is limited to this kit.
  • Demonstrators and new recruits who earn a kit will be able to order it with their first demonstrator order beginning August 1. Demonstrators and new recruits will have until September 30 to redeem their free Christmas Keepsake project kit.

DBWS Resources

As a new demo, sign up for a Demo Business Web Site, and you'll get TWO MONTHS FREE. Then, YOU can use your DBWS to allow new recruits to sign up with you before this special is over!

I really want one of these - don't you? Have questions about signing up as part of my team? Email me - I'm glad to help!