Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Credit Cards

As of October 31, 2008 I will no longer be accepting credit cards via my own personal terminal system. I will be transitioning over to Stampin’ Up!s system for all orders placed with a credit card and using Pay Pal for other credit card purchases.

My terminal system is no longer cost effective. The rates per transaction continue to increase. On top of each transaction fee I pay a yearly fee just to have the service. This month I was notified they are mandating a Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard “PCI” which includes yet another fee. As a small business owner I can no longer incur these costs. This is why I am switching systems and using both Stampin’ Up!s and Pay Pal credit card services. Both are reputable companies that comply with all regulations. I have confidence in their ability to handle this sensitive material in a very secure manner.

If you would like to continue/begin using a credit card on file for ease of ordering please let me know and I will send out a simple form for you to sign.

As always, if you have any questions about this or any other stamping related item please let me know.

Stampingly yours,
Susan Wright

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

More Cards to Enjoy

The two cards above I received at the retreat
I went to in September--Gosh that seems so long ago.
The big snow man was made by Nance Paine
and the little snow man was made by Becky Sutton.
This stamp set is called "Two Cool Dudes."
can order this stamp set here

Monday, October 27, 2008

October's Video projects -- "Just Jawing" plus more

Check out this new video on my website. It features Shannon from Stampin' Up!, making a Halloween card and showing a scrapbooking layout and a candy rub-on jar.

When you host a workshop or catalog party of $350 or more you could receive this stamp set for free

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Shelli's Holiday Place setting

Shelli appeared on "Studio 5," a morning talk show in Utah. She showed-beautiful table settings for three different holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's), all made from one package of our new Ski Slope Designer Series paper, along with a variety of different accessories. click here to view.

Enjoy the video!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Turkey Surprise

This plays into yesterdays post. Guess what is inside the belly of the Turkey?

Yep tic tacs! Isn't this the cutest. The paper is 5 1/2 x 3 3/4 scored at 2",

2 1/2", 4 1/2" and 5". I hope my notes are correct. As I was making it I was writing it down. If not let me know ;) Hint: I did place a piece of card stock at the bottom so the tic tacs would not fall through.

Have a fabulous day,


Saturday, October 18, 2008

Turkey made with punches

Every month Stampin' Up! sends it demonstrators a magazine called Stampin' Success. I so look forward to receiving this magazine every month. It is packed full of ideas and information. This cute card I made is from that magazine. Here are the punches you will need:
Scallop punch for wings
1 3/8" circle for the body
3/4" circle for the head
1/4" circle for the buttons and eyes
3/4" square trimmed down for the hat
Boho blossoms punch for the feet, a petal from the flower for the beak
punch out a piece of paper with the scallop punch. Fold that paper like the picture shows with 5 scallops turned up.

Now flip it over, with the fold at the bottom, and fold it into a v shape like the picture shown. You will attach this part to the back of the body of the Turkey. This is a 4x4 card.
These look really great in person. I hope you make one ;)
Have a Fabulous day,

Friday, October 17, 2008

Season of Friendship

When I went to my stamping retreat I was able to play with this stamp set. I have to say I had so much fun with it. I have not enjoyed a stamp set like this for awhile. Everything just turns out beautiful. You don't have to try very hard. It is quick stamping because there is no coloring in--so versatile- it is amazing! Needless to say when I got back home I had to place an order for it! It is one of my must haves right now ;)

You can find this stamp set in the Holiday mini. Look to the right side columns and click on the mini. You can also click on the shop now button and purchase it for your own enjoyment. You wont be disappointed ;)

Both of these cards stamped by Jill Coleman

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Holiday Card Class

Come and create 20 magical cards for under $20

Dates:October 30th -Thursday- 5:30pm to 8:30 pm,
November 5th -Wednesday- 11am to 2pm
November 7th -Friday- 5:30 to 8:30

Location: My Home: Kit available by mail email me for details

Price**: Option A) $19.95 Options B) $23.70 includes envelopes

RSVP: by Sunday October 19th. Click here to register by email

Class size is limited to 8 per session.
** Payment due at registration. Payment is non-refundable unless someone takes your place. You will receive your supplies if a replacement person is not found.

Bring: glue, scissors, bone folder, personal paper cutter/trimmer (this

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Pumpkins made with a punch

Aren't these great! I thought they would make wonderful place markers for our Thanksgiving dinner table. I can just see them sitting in the middle of each plate. Guess I better start now and get them all made up.

I used Stampin' Up!s new 1 3/4" punch and punched out 11 circles.

Now take only 10 of those circles and fold them in half. Use your scissors and cut in the center of the folded circle about 1/2 way through. Please notice the black line on the circle in my picture. Use that as your guide.

Now hold onto the 11th circle and begin sliding the other circles around it.

This is how it will look minus the blurriness of the picture ;)

Voila finished product! I used SU 5 petal punch and a stick for the finishing touch. Hope you like this and let me know what ideas you come up with.
Have a fabulous day!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Big Shot and how to use it

Gosh have you been thinking how nice it would be to own this quality die cutting machine but have no clue on how to use it? Well, if so you are like me until I viewed this video that Stampin' Up! made. Hope this helps you out. Click here to view it.

Now if you are ready to get the Big Shot please keep these facts in mind:

1) Purchase the starter kit and save $20

2) This qualifies as a workshop and you will receive hostess benefits: $15 in free merchandise and a level one hostess stamp set with a value of $15.95

3) Stampin' Up! carries 10 exclusive dies plus over 30 Sizzlits dies. With this in mind your cards will always look fresh.

Here are some great projects made with the Big Shot. Thanks Patty for sharing some of your ideas. You can view Pattys blog at:

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Cards From Retreat

I haven't forgotten about posting cards from retreat. I am having some difficulties understanding a new picture software that I downloaded. There is such a learning curve when it comes to computers and me. So for now I am just getting the cards up on the blog and worrying about the editing later. Karla Fleetwood made this beautiful card

Sandy Ekstrand
is the Artist to this card.

Gloria made this wonderful card

Monday, October 6, 2008

October Specials

There are so many exciting things going on right now. Are you ready?

The Holiday Mini Catalog is packed full of new stamp sets, ribbon, designer series paper, rub-ons, and more. One of the neatest new products in the mini catalog are the ornament kits. They contain everything you need to make fun ornaments for the holidays. All designer series paper and chipboard in the kits are die-cut and scored. They couldn't be any easier to make! There are lots of new products that you'll want to see.
There are also several specials I want you to know about.

New Demonstrator Special: There are a few days left (until October 11) to take advantage of this great special. You can become a Stampin' Up! demonstrator for $99! Click here to read more details or visit my business website to sign up today.

Extra Hostess Benefits: From October 1 through November 30, host a catalog party of $350 or more and get a FREE stamp set from the Fall-Winter 2008 Catalog Sampler in addition to the already fabulous hostess benefits!

Happy Birthday Stampin' Up!: Stampin' Up! is celebrating their twentieth birthday by giving YOU a 20% discount on selection of birthday stamp sets with a $20 purchase of any Stampin' Up! products. Birthday stamps are some of the most popular and widely used, so take advantage of this special offer before it ends on October 31!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

I found this card some where on the Internet and absolutely loved it. As you can see it is very simple to make just a few punches. The punches for making this card are: Tab punch, 1 1/4" punch, 3/4" punch and that is it. If you make this card send me a piture and I will post it.

Have a wonderful day,