Tuesday, November 30, 2010

10,000th Recruit

We did it! SU! set out to recruit 10,000 new demos in 2010 an dwe have reached that goal. Click the link here to see how Shelli Gardner (our CEO) welcomed her in! I love representiong this company! I know you would too! Today is the last day to get the demo kit at 50% off!!!!
10,000th Recruit

Happy Stampin'

Monday, November 22, 2010

What can you do with fabric?

We introduced fabric into our product line this last August, I will admit to you that I did not own any until my last order a week ago. Now I can honestly say I love it! And this week it is 50% off so of course I ordered more. And wait until you see the fabric in the next mini catalog...yummy!
So here is what I have done so far. I made two coasters, one I free handed a heart and the other I used my big shot to die cut the scallop square shapes. I had some iron on fleece that I sandwiched between and taught myself the blanket stitch from the internet. Voila! Cute. I think you could also add a bit of ribbon and make them sweet tree ornaments.
The second thing I did with the fabric was add it to a card, of course. I had a leftover strip of the polka dot and I just wrapped it around as I would ribbon and tied it on. Again, very easy. The fabric I chose was the Candy Cane, and I did that because I felt it was more versatile. I knew I could use it for reasons other than Christmas. The card I made is using a birthday set. And the caosters can really be out all year.
The fabric assortments come in two sets, Candy Cane or Deck the Halls, and each set has three extra-wide fat quarter design panels. They are usually $9.95 but this week, ONLY $4.98, I know because I just picked up two more Candy Cane sets. I plan on doing a lot more, especially since I found there is all sorts of ways to iron fabric together as opposed to actual sewing. SO stay tuned I planto share a lot more in the future!

Happy Stampin',

Online Spectacular!

There is a great sale going on right now with your favorite products up to 50% off! The prices are good through November 30th! Details are on the left just click the online spectacular to see the savings. Visit my website to place your order or email me and I can enter it for you. If your order is over $150 you will receive free shipping!
Happy Shopping!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Join My Team Today!

Do you love what I do? Would you like a big discount on your favorite products? You can join Stampin' Up! and be a demonstrator for just $87.50, the kit has a value of $310 in products and supplies! Plus you get 30% off of your first purchase as a demonstrator, sneak peeks at the new 2011 Occasions and Sale-A-Bration products, (yes I have seen them already!), opportunities to purchase product in advance and the best thing of all....to share what you love to do with others. Honestly, you can't beat getting together with friends and stamping! I love it and I know you will too.

What you get in the kit...
Standard - 4 stamp sets (33.95, 28.95, 18.95, 7.95) and 1 wheel, patterns dsp pack (p. 175), asst pkg of cardstock, solid package of cardstock (neutral), versamark ink pad, 4 classic ink pads, 2 markers, 1 refill, snail adhesive, stampin mist, stampin scrub, 5/8" satin ribbon, wheel handle, uninked cartridge wheel, stampin sponge, dimentionals, clear block C, Songbird decor element with applicator, and a blender pen. Plus 8 catalogs, 8 mini catalogs, order forms, and hostess brochures.

Digital plus kit - My Digital Studio, 3 stamp sets, clear block C, asst cardstock pkg, solid cardstock neutral, designer buttons, 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, 4 classic ink pads, 2 markers, snail adhesive, songbird decor element with applicator, stampin mist and stampin scrub, dimentionals and mini glue dots. Plus 8 catalogs, 8 mini catalogs, order forms, and hostess brochures.

If you do the math you are getting well over $200 in product alone, for just $87.50. It is a great opportunity to try it out! You can't lose. All kits are customizable, you pick your stamp sets, paper and ink.There are details to the left and even more info on my SU! website, http://www.patriciahicks.stampinup.net/. If you decide this is an opportunity you can't pass up, you can sign up online with the password: icanstamp. Hurry this offer expires November 30th!!!

Happy Stampin'

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Simple Holiday Card

Here is a cute and simple card using the extra large snowflake punch. The paper is real red, whisper white, baja breeze and the candy cane christmas dsp. I also used the Northern Hearts hostess set and Sincere Salutations for my greeting.
Happy Stampin'

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Christmas Club class

Here are two cards we made at my second Christmas Club class. Simple yet elegant. We stamped snowfleakes from the Northern Hearts level 1 hostess set, in Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, and Whisper White, just around the edges. We also stamped white snowflakes onto the whisper white and then sprayed it with vanilla shimmer mist (118772, $4.95). The ribbon is the 5/8" organza satin ribbon (114319, $5.95/15 yds). The snowflakes were made with the extra-large snowflake punch (119852, $16.95). The finishing touch was glitter and a basic rhinestone.

glitter and rhinestone
There is still room in my last Christmas card class on December 4th. We will be making 10 identical cards featuring the Holly and Jolly rub ons and the Holly and Jolly designer series paper. We will be making a couple stocking stuffer gifts as well. The cost for supplies is $25, please rsvp by November 24th.

stamp set: Northern Hearts - a level 1 hostess set in the Winter Mini
paper: crumb cake cs, real red cs, early espresso cs, whisper whte and marina mist
ink: early espresso, crumb cake, whisper white craft ink, and real red
accessories: extra-large snowflake punch, vanilla shimmer mist, 5/8" organza ribbon, basic rhinesones, and stampin' glitter

Happy Stampin'

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Scallop Circle Flower

I thought I'd share with you another of my fun favorites. The flower on the post it note holder. The holder was shared by Sandy Hancock and you can get directions for it here. It is adorable isn't it?
For the flower, start with two 2-3/8" scallop circles, score them across in between each scallop all the way around. Then snip along one of the score lines from the outside into the center. Accordian fold the flowers along the score lines forming a fan. Last, adhere the two "fans" together and add a button for the center. You can add the beauties to anything for a bit of a wow!

Here are where the score lines go

A small snip from the outside in

The two fans just before you adhere them together

Happy Stampin'

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Clearly Christmas Card

Can I just say I love this card! We did this in technique club last week using the window sheets, and the yummy Candy Cane Christmas specialty DSP. The base is Real Red and measures 5-1/2" x 5-3/4" and scored at 4-1/4". I scalloped one end of the base and attached the window sheet (4-1/4" x 5-1/2") underneath the flap. I then layed a 5-1/2" x 1-1/2" piece of dsp onto the window sheet at the bottom. The stamp set is Season of Joy (110384, $26.95). I stamped the swirls onto the window sheet using Staz On ink in white (106960, $11.95). The tree was colored with Stampin' Write markers and stamped on the inside (whisper white 4" x 5-1/4") and then on a seperate sheet and cut out for the outside. Last I wrapped some Tinsel Trim (Winter Mini, 120993, $7.95) around it and tied on a piece of the Real Red satin ribbon. Oh and I added a Basic Rhinestone to the top of the outside tree. I really love how this turned out. It was fun and easy and sparkly just the way I like it. If you have any questions let me know.

Stamp set: Season of Joy
Paper: Real Red cs, Whisper White cs, Window sheets and Candy Cane Christmas dsp
Ink: Real Red classic ink, Staz On white, Garden Green SW marker, and the Early Espresso SW marker
Accessories: Tinsel Trim, Real Red satin ribbon, basic Rhinestones

Happy Stampin'

Stampin' Up! Succulent Garden Pop Up slider

I really love, love, love the succulent garden designer series paper.  I saw this slider pop-up card on Pinterest and knew I had to try it o...