Monday, March 30, 2009

Downline Challenge

Do you remember last week I posted a challenge to my Downline? It was to make a dresser out of the Box #2 die cut for the Big Shot. Rachel F. was the first (and only one so far) to email me her creations. I am sure I will receive more at our meeting in April. So here is Rachels work:

You can check out her blog here:

This was the Challenge: To create the dresser out of the material in the bag.

This is my finished work:

Have a fabulous day, Sue

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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Big Shot at work

I am really having fun with my new machine. To be honest with you it looked pretty overwhelming to me but I knew I had to have it. I was just seeing so many page/card designs that were using the dies. As you can see I over came my fears. And you know what, the machine is really easy to use!

The die for the flower is our newest one and it is called Flower,Daisies #2. You can kinda see from the second picture the textured background. That is also done with the Big Shot. This is a newer product for us it is called texturz plates and you receive 6 texturz for only $11.95

The DSP for the flower and the ribbon are from Sale-a-bration (click here to learn more about that promotion.)

The metal that you see in the first image is from the Hodgepodge Hardware and the rhinestone brad is from the Circle Ice collection.

Let me know if I can help you over come your fears of this machine.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Stamping Clubs: What are they?

Join a club and build on your wish list a little at a time plus receive these great benefits:

FREE Idea Book & Catalog
FREE Exclusive Hostess Stamp Set
$15+ FREE Stampin' Up products of your choice

When your wish list is longer than your grocery list, it's time to think about joining one of the clubs listed below. It is a terrific way to gather your collection a little at a time and slowly build up your stamping/scrapbooking supplies.

How it works: A few folks sign up to be in a club (you may or may not know everyone in the club). Each person purchases a certain amount of product for a certain amount of time per the club you choose. Each person is assigned a Hostess month and receives all the hostess benefits in their month. Each person simply emails or calls in their order to me and I take care of the rest. I contact the Hostess for that month and I place the order. This is truly a great way to get everything you want!

A list of clubs I offer:


Here is your chance to get our awesome die cutting system in an affordable way. The club requires four people and a four month commitment. Each month I will purchase a Big Shot Starter Kit and you will pay 1/4 of the kit price ($48.98 plus shipping/tax - current catalog price). At the end of the four months you will have your own Big Shot starter kit plus you will receive hostess benefits in one of the four months. PLUS, you will be able to attend a Big Shot Blowout Class for FREE where I will show you how to use your Big Shot! SIGN ME UP FOR THE BIG SHOT CLUB!

Here is a club that allows you to break up the cost of our awesome Stampin' Write Markers over four months plus get coordinating card stock in each of the color families.

This club requires four members and a four month commitment. Each month you will receive one color family of Stampin' Write Markers and the coordinating card stock. Each member will be a hostess for a month and receive the hostess benefits for the group and the neutrals marker set. Monthly cost is $42.17 (current catalog price) plus shipping/tax.

At the end of the four months, we will have a free Marvelous Marker Class where I will show you many techniques to use with your markers.

Also known as 10/15 club This club allows you to build your collection of Stampin' Up! product in an affordable way. The club requires 10 members and a 10 month commitment. Each month you purchase a minimum of $15 in product. That product can be anything in the current catalog or mini catalogs. Punches, paper, stamp sets, markers, accessories you name it just a minimum order of $15 plus tax. In one of the months you will be the hostess and will receive all of the hostess benefits for the group. SIGN ME UP FOR THE STAMP CLUB!

Finally: Clubs will begin once I have the correct number of members.
*Individuals are not responsible for gathering members but it does help get you going if you "tell a friend".
*I will reconfirm your interest and availability before the club begins.
*Once the club begins, you are responsible to complete the
These clubs are so easy on the pocket book and it is fun to receive something for your creative self each month. Sign up today the simple way by emailing me today!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Card Ideas

These two cards were designed by Rachel James you can visit her blog here These two cards were created by Joanna Penfield you can visit her website here

We had a fun time creating at my downline meeting. We are all getting excited about Regionals in Seattle next month. Stampin' Up! travels through out the year and hosts, I will say: a "mini" convention for us. It is so thrilling to attend these events...... lots of card swaps, business ideas, stamping, plus we all receive a complimentary stamp set for attending. Who doesn't want to be paid in stamps ;)

Have a wonderful day, Sue

Friday, March 20, 2009

Wow! I received an award from Constant Contact for delivering consistent email based newsletters to my customers for all of last year. This is what they said:

Congratulations! As a 2008 Constant Contact All Star, you're part of a select group of customers and business partners. We're proud to recognize your efforts to effectively use email marketing in 2008 to connect with your customers and members.

Wow ladies this is huge for me. Being consistent in anything is amazing and then being recognized is kinda fun. I do understand that this is a marketing device for them, however I am still tickled that I was selected.

If you are not a demonstrator, live in the United States, and would like to receive my newsletter please email me and I will add you to the list.

Have a fabulous day, Sue

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Big Shot Die

This is a fun card that I made with my new Big Shot. The Big Shot is a die cutting system what is so easy and fabulous to work with. Look to the left of my side bar for more information about the system or click here. If you deside that now is the perfect time to purchase the system you would also receive two free Sale-a-bration items with it up until March 31st.

The sketch is from Clean and Simple

I have also Posted this artwork on Divas coffee break design for one of their challenges.

Thanks so much for checking in ;)
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Box #2 Challenge

Last night was my downline meeting and I wanted to add a challenge to those who showed up. I gave them a baggie with three Jumbo eyelets, Ribbon, a strip of Designer Series Paper, and die cut three Box #2 patterns for them.

I want them to make a dresser with these boxes and fill them up with their own treasures.

I filled mine up with gift tags. At our meeting next month they will turn in their challenges and I will post them all for you to see.

Good luck Ladies and enjoy the fun of creating something out of nothing.

If you would like to join my downline now is the perfect time. Stampin' Up! just announced a three month payment plan until April 30th. There are a lot of specials right now on the kit so email me if you are interested or look on the right side bar for more information.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Scrapbooking Event

What a great time we had and what a wonderful day for scrapbooking. It rained all day!!! perfect day for being inside. I chose to take a picture of my display table cause not everyone wanted there picture taken. I will be hosting this event again in six months so start getting your pictures organized now ;)

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Free Stamps: Sale-a-bration

Click here to learn more about Sale-a-bration

These cards were all made with free Sale-a-bration stamp sets. Sale-a-bration ends March 31st. Purchase $50 (b/4 t/s) worth of Stampin' Up! merchandise and get any of these stamp sets, paper or ribbon for free!

Now is the time to stock up on your supplies and receive something for free in return! That doesn't happen everyday!

Click here to view Sale-a-bration catalog.

Thanks for stopping by

Sue ;)

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

April Class

Easter Egg w/treats

This is a great gift to give to a special friend, teacher, bus driver, secret sister. oh yes, your family.

Class Dates: Wednesday, April 1st noon to 2:00pm
Thursday, April 2nd 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Friday, April 3rd 6:00pm to 8:00pm

*Class Fee: $12.95 includes materials to complete one project shown above including the candy inside.

Registration: Is your confirmation of attendance. Please register by March 20th.

Please bring: your own adhesive and scissors

*Bonus:Register a friend who is new to me and you both will receive the class for $10 each.

******* Register early class size is limited. *******

Click here to register now

Monday, March 9, 2009

Stationary : Good Gift Idea w/Pattern

I love making this kit. They are great to keep on hand and give away to that very special friend........

Paper: Bella Rose DSP

Flower: Die Cuts pg 181 112010

Hint: I Scallop punched (the pink paper) and punched a hole in the middle of that. Then I used my crop-a-dile for the dry embossing you see in the middle.

The brown ribbon is the 1" double stitched grosgrain 111849.
The Eyelet Border punch is 113692.

The stamp set I used is Trendy Trees pg 91 113258
get this the stamp set is only $17.95! What a deal!!

For the rest of the story (a small tribute to Paul Harvey)
Click here for the Pattern to make this kit.

Have a Fabulous Day

Friday, March 6, 2009

Downline Meeting--Check out the Samples

Here we are in our "ELEMENT"

We did a shoe box swap and a regular card swap.

Shared business ideas.

And we made a big mess ;)

Here is our Swap:

The top image is our Card Swap and the right image is our Shoe Box SwapIf you have been thinking about being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and would like to attend one of my meeting just let me know. They are the third Monday of every month.

Starter Kit Special

Until March 31st the kit is $169 plus tax and receive a free stamp set of any value! Click here for more information about what it is like to be a demonstrator. Click here to learn more about the special. Click here to join now enter code: susanwright to complete the process.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Class Dates: Wednesday, March 25th at noon to 2:00pm
Thursday, March 26th 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Friday, March 27th 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Class Fee: $15.95 includes materials to complete the projects shown above.

Registration: Payment is your confirmation of attendance. Please register by Friday, March 13th.

Please bring: Your own Adhesive and scissors.

*********Register early class size is limited.************

Click Here if you have any questions or to pay for class.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Quick and Easy Card

Okay here is the story behind this sketch: It is Saturday night. I have been in my room stamping for hours listening to very loud rock music ( I never get to do this the stars just lined up for me.) I had been waiting for an email so I stick my head out of my office to look at the computer table and to my surprise no one is there! I check my email and I find this sketch in my inbox. I am so tickled now cause I have everything to make this card! I run back to my office clear a small space on my table and produce 8 cards! I tell you this is why I stamp! I was in a ZONE.

You can't really tell in these pictures but in the center of the flower is a blue rhinestone brad. It matches beautifully with the Pacific Point ink and the new DSP Good Morning Sunshine.

Check out this website I like their sketches they are very clean and simple:

I guess that is it for now..............Dare to be Fabulous,

Stamp Set: Wow Flower 111714
DSP-Designer Series Paper: Good Morning Sunshine 113966
In-Color Paper: Pacific Point 111350
Rhinestone Brads: Circle Ice 109111

Monday, March 2, 2009

More Petal Pizzazz, box with pattern

I love how these boxes turned out. Did you notice the metal brad? These are our newest item. At the end of this post you can view them. I also added a link to the box pattern.

The background paper you see is our newest collection for summer. Love it! Very Vibrant!

This is the size of the box pattern I have attached to this post. If you want the box to
be longer like the picture above here is the Trick: place the pattern at the very botton of your paper. Trace around the bottom and sides. Bring the pattern now to the very top and trace the top of the pattern and sides. This is how you can extend the box.

To add that professional touch at the top of the box I used our new Eyelet border punch. It just gives the box a nice finished look.

Click here for Box Pattern. Side note: the strip you see on the pattern I did not use for this box.

Have a Fabulous Day,


To Order Stampin' Up! Products On-Line 24/7, CLICK HERE!
Stamp set: Petal Pizzaz 113417, Warm Words 115108

DSP background paper:Raspberry Tart 113975

Designer Hardware Hooray 114351

Whisper White Paper 100730

Ink: Rose Red 101778, Kiwi Kiss 111835, pink pirouette 111838