Friday, July 22, 2011

Christmas In July! was well over 100 degrees today, but I am thinking "Christmas!"  I am prepping supplies for my Christmas In July class with a tall glass of cold iced tea by my side.  Here is one of the cards we will be making:
I just love this new stamp set!  It is called "Beautiful Season" and it lends itself so easily to vintage-looking cards.  This card uses the colors Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke and Crumb Cake.  My absolute favorite detail about this card is the circular medallion shape with the yummy Cherry Cobbler seam binding woven in it:

LOVE IT!  This piece was cut using the Perfect Pennants die for the Sizzix Big Shot machine.  Yes -- this card takes a little time to make, but if I start now, I could have them done by December, right?  :-) 

Come back soon for some more Christmas ideas!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Fabulous Fabric from Stampin' Up!

Stampin' Up! has included gorgeous fabric in the new 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog on page 196.  Favorites from previous mini catalogs are back:  Deck the Halls, Candy Cane Christmas, Springtime Vintage, and Sweet Stitches.  Three brand-new fabrics have been added:  Flirtatious, Timeless Portrait, and Beau Chateau.  These 100% cotton fabric assortments include three coordinated designes in an extra-wide fat quarter size.  Each piece measures approximately 27" x 18" -- a perfect size for use in our Big Shot machine.  I have seen so many cute projects made with Stampin' Up! fabric -- flower pins, tote bags, embellishments for scrapbook pages and greeting cards.  The fabric coordinates with Stampin' Up!'s exclusive colors making it easy to combine fabric and paper in so many fun ways!     

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy Independence Day!

Best wishes to you and your family and friends for a happy & safe July 4th.  Be sure to thank members of our military and their families for all of the sacrifices they make to keep us safe and free.  Have a great day, and I will be back later this week with some new projects! 

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Join My Team!

Stampin' Up! is having a great promotion during July -- You can join my team, the B-More Stampers, for only $99!  I would love to talk with you about this opportunity!  Give me a call or send an email today!  Have a wonderful, safe 4th of July holiday and be sure to thank members of the military and their families for all they do to keep our country safe and free.  Check back soon for some new projects!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

New Hostess Benefits Program!

Stampin' Up! has announced a new Hostess Benefits Program!  There are still exclusive, Hostess-Only items.  The difference is that hostesses earn "Hostess Dollars" based on the total merchandise sales from their party.  Hostesses can choose to spend their "Hostess Dollars" on the Hostess-Only items OR regular catalog merchandise OR a combination of both!  WooHoo!  Each Hostess-Only item has a "price" assigned to it.  This is the amount of Hostess Dollars needed for that item. Another exciting feature of this new program is the 50% off benefit for parties of $400 or more!  If you have a $400 party, you not only earn $65 in Hostess Dollars, but you can also select one item for 50% off!  Perfect for ordering those higher-priced stamp sets, the Big Shot machine, or My Digital Studio! 
I am booking parties now for the summer!  Contact me to book your date, and let me show you how I spoil my hostesses!  You will receive the new 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog for FREE and receive a special hostess gift at your party.  You invite your friends and I bring all of the supplies for the Make & Takes.  What could be easier?  Call or email me today to book your party!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Happy New Stampin' Up! Year!!

The new 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog is HERE!  It is just gorgeous, and my wish list is very l-o-n-g!  I have copies of the new catalog, and they are FREE with a $50 order.  All of my hostesses and regular customers will be getting their catalogs in the next few days.  Also, I will be having an Open House to launch the new catalog on Saturday, June 9th.  Check out my website for all the details!  Stampin' Up! has also improved their Hostess Benefits.  The new Hostess Benefits are described in the chart on the sidebar.  Happy New Stampin' Up! year -- it's going to be a great one!