Last “Deal of the Week” from Stampin’ Up!

Wow, what an awesome month this has been – I don’t know about you, but I’ve wanted every single item that has been on sale!  The final DOTW is for the “Heart to Heart” punch, which is an exclusive SU! design that you can’t get anywhere else!  I love all the different shapes and sizes of hearts that this punch makes (not to mention the possibilities for using the “negative space” to make a lovely border), and have seen some great “out of the box” ideas for it as well.  I don’t own this punch yet, but I’ll be sure to post a sample or two once I order mine.  Thank you so much, Stampin’ Up! for such a fabulous promotion!

Just click the button on the sidebar to be taken directly to my demonstrator website, and then click the “shop now” button.  Remember, this deal is shorter than the previous ones because it’s almost the end of July, and is over on Friday!

Deal of the Week Inspiration

DOTW4_01 This week’s 30% discount on the Styled Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware was just the boost I needed to pull it out of my stash and do some creating!  Since I finally got the Scallop Edge punch during the first week of this fabulous promotion, I was itching to make something with that as well.

The ribbon used here is actually Very Vanilla, and I custom-dyed it using a one-to-one solution of Mellow Moss reinker and water because I didn’t have any Mellow Moss taffeta and the grosgrain just looked too heavy.  To set the color, I just tossed it in the dryer (set on low)  for a minute or two!  This method seems to work better than coloring with markers or dragging across an ink pad, and heat-setting it using the dryer is easier than doing it with the heat gun!  LOL, it also triggers flashbacks to junior high and creating my own “designer” t-shirts with puffy paints!

As a final touch, after stamping the vanilla layer I ran it through the Big Shot with one of our exclusive texture plates.  I think it complements the stamped flourish perfectly, and gives just the right something extra so that it doesn’t look flat.

**note: this card measures 4 1/2” x 6” and fits in a size A6 envelope**

Stamps: Baroque Motifs, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Ink: Rose Red, Mellow Moss

Paper: Very Vanilla, Rose Red, Mellow Moss

Accessories: Styled Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware, Very Vanilla Taffeta ribbon, Scallop Edge punch, SU! exclusive “Backgrounds 1” texture plates for the Big Shot

Click here to visit my demonstrator website and order all the supplies you need to recreate this card – remember, the 30% discount on Styled Vanilla hardware only lasts till 9:50 am MT on Monday July 27th!

Deal of the Week #2

Hey all, so sorry for the late posting! By now you probably already know what this week’s special is, but here it is anyway!

Period Item # Page # Description Regular Price Special Price
July 6, 10 AM (MT) through
July 13, 9:50 AM (MT)
113474 194 Sizzix Big Shot Doctor’s Bag $69.95 $49.99

If you contact me by Sunday evening to order the Big Shot die-cutting machine and the Doctor’s Bag, you’ll also get to choose a Level One hostess item from the current Idea Book and Catalog (and receive a free copy of the IB&C!), $15 in catalog merchandise, and as a special bonus from me you can also pick out an additional Big Shot die, texture plate or embossing folder up to $19.95 in value!  You must e-mail me, though, rather than ordering directly through my demonstrator website, so that I can add your free die to the order and have everything shipped directly to you!

Happy New Year!

It’s here, it’s here!  Today is the first day of the 2009-10 Idea Book and Catalog!  Everything officially goes live at noon Mountain Time, and remember that now the catalog is available for a whole year again so if you’re like me and space out your orders, you’ve got tons of time to get all your favorite new goodies!

There’s also an exciting new promotion designed to go hand in hand with the unveiling of the new catalog.  For the month of July, there’s going to be the “Deal of the Week” special, with each new deal posted on Mondays.  Check back here, and also at my official demonstrator website for the scoop!

The first deal of the week, beginning July 1 at noon (MT) is (drum roll, please)…

Period Item # Page # Description Regular Price Special Price
July 1-5, 2009 112091 187 Scallop Edge punch $15.95 $10.99

I actually don’t have this punch yet, so you can bet I’ll be getting it now!  Again, this deal only lasts through this week — the special promotional price will be available until July 6, 9:50 AM (MT) and all orders must be completed and submitted by that time.  Be sure to come back at 10 AM (MT) on each Monday in July to find out what the new Deal of the Week is!

Coming soon!

It’s that time again — counting down to the new Stampin’ Up! catalog release! Demonstrator Sneak Peek goodies are on their way to my front door as we speak, and I can’t wait to play with them and show you some of my creations!

In the meantime, having new things means we must say goodbye to some old friends. Be sure to check out the Last Chance list for any of your must-have stamps that are about to retire and will be gone forever after June 30th! Accessories like the Designer Series Papers, Simply Scrappin’ Kits and embellishments are only available while supplies last and some have already sold out, so make sure you don’t miss out! You can visit my website to place an order anytime of day or night, but don’t wait too late because after 11:50 pm MT it’s all over!