Tuesday, January 31, 2012

2012 Jan Techniques Class- Rolled Marbles

We had a ton of  fun making this card....it is super easy to make and the effect is striking!  What do you think?

Sunday, January 29, 2012

2012 Jan Tech Class Shaped and Embossed Edges

This beauty was made with the new Edgelit Dies and Edgelit  Embossing Folders from the new Occasions Mini Catalog.  The stamp set is also new- Bordering on Romance.  Cardstock is Wild Wasabi and the images were colored with the aqua painter and classic ink.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Stampin' Up! New Catalog Strategy

 New Catalog Strategy
Great things are happening at Stampin' Up! 

Today at Leadership 2012 we were pleased to announce a new catalog strategy intend to increase your sales by enabling you to distribute the catalog to more people than ever before! These changes--and this strategy--has been in the works for well over a year and is in direct response to consistent requests from demonstrators and customers.

 We are thrilled about these changes, and are looking forward excitedly for June 1, 2012, when the new annual catalog goes live and this strategy will be fully implemented!

So what are the changes?

In a nutshell, starting June 1, 2012, Stampin' Up! will release one annual catalog, comparable to (but smaller than) the current Idea Book & Catalog, and two seasonal catalogs, comparable to (but larger than) the current mini catalogs.

Pretty simple, right? Here are the details:

Annual Catalog
The annual catalog will run from June 1, 2012 (preorder in May) through May 31, 2013.
The annual catalog will be reduced from over 240 pages in the current Idea Book & Catalog to 208 pages.
The annual catalog will be printed on lighter-weight paper.

Seasonal Catalogs
The Occasions, Summer, and Holiday Mini Catalogs will be replaced by two seasonal catalogs called the Holiday Catalog and the Spring Catalog.

The first Holiday Catalog will run from August 1, 2012 (preorder in July). through the beginning of January, 2013

The first Spring Catalog will run from the beginning of January, 2013 (preorder in December) through May 31, 2013.

The seasonal catalogs will be larger in both size (8 1/2" x 11") and page count (about 40 pages) than the current mini catalogs.

These new seasonal catalogs will give you a longer selling period for each than with the current mini catalogs (more time for your customers to buy), more room to include seasonal-specific products (more things for your customers to buy)--all at no additional cost for you to hand them out!  

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Triple Treat Flower Stamp FREE from Sale-a-Bration

Did you know that the awesomely versativle triple treat flower stamp is one of the FREE stamps available during Sale-a-Bration 2012?

It can be used with the 1/2 inch circle punch#119869$7.95 page 212, as well as the fancy flower punch#118073 $22.95 page 210 and the 5 Petal flower punch #119880 $22.95 page 210. 

Now if you use stamp it three times with different inks (aren't the new in colors fun!!!) (this is lucky limeade, calypso coral, wisteria wonder), punch them all out and mix them up, add a little bling. . . . this is the AMAZING creation you will come up with: 

If you would like to order one of these versatile stamps for yourself, or to find out how you can get one FREE, contact me at 232-7744 or andersonshel@gmail.com

Monday, January 23, 2012

It's Finally Here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yep, you guessed it...Sale-a-Bration starts today!

Check out the Sale-a-Bration catalog on the right side of my blog and start thinking about what products you want to get for FREE!

There is LOTS of awesome stuff- cardstock, Designer Series Paper, MDS , stamp sets, ribbon, buttons, embossing folders and MORE!

Check it out today!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

January 2012 Scrapbook Class - Valentine Layout

It was great to get back into the swing of things after the holidays.
And my scrapbooking class was a great way to get the New Year started.
Here is one of the pages we did this month.

We used stamps, border punches and shape punches to create this layout for Valentine's Day.  Now we wait for Feb 14th so we can get some photos to fill it in!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Cutlivate Gratitude Everyday

Cultivate Gratitude Every Day!

"If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough." – Meister Eckhardt

I have a question for you. What are you grateful for? It's a simple question that can change your life. I start every day with that question. I wake up in gratitude and I go to bed in gratitude. I may not stay there all day, but I make sure I begin and end there. I was watching "Sunday Morning" last month and they had a story on gratitude. Apparently, they did a 90 day study with three groups of people.

They asked the first group to make a list of at least five things every week for which they were grateful. The second group was asked to make a list of the five things from the week that weren't going well for them, and the final group was asked to make a list of just five things that happened, without putting any emphasis on good or bad.

The results didn't surprise me at all. Those who kept a gratitude list were happier and even more successful and abundant at the end of the 90 days than the other two groups. This is science, folks.

I also want to encourage you to take two or three minutes every single morning and focus on everything for which you're grateful. Here are a few things you will notice:

It sets you up in a positive "vibration" for the whole day. Have you ever noticed that the better it gets, the better it gets and conversely, the worse it gets, the worse it gets? In other words, if you wake up to bad news on T.V., stub your toe as you go to brush your teeth, and realize that it's Monday and you have to pay bills you don't have the money for today, your whole day spirals downward. So, doesn't it stand to reason that if you consciously choose to focus on what you're grateful for (which always, always makes you feel happy), as soon as you wake up, your day will spiral upward? Believe me, this works!
You feel more in control throughout your day because your starting your day by consciously choosing what to focus on.
You get over yourself. Every single time I consider what I'm thankful for, it takes me out of the "shame and blame" game and makes me realize how completely blessed I am (especially compared to many other people in the world).

Here's the most important point of all. When you feel good, you're lined up with everything you want in your life. It's impossible to feel good and focus on what's not working in your life at the same time. Every solution to every problem you have is available to you from the realm of feeling good. It's worked like magic in my life. I call it "Let go and Let God." Without fail, when I stop trying to solve my problems or figure out how to get what I want and just focus as much energy as I can on feeling grateful and happy right where I'm standing, things seem to miraculously appear in my life that serve to solve every problem and create all that I've been wanting or needing.

So step into this week with an attitude of gratitude. Give it just two or three minutes of your attention every day and watch what starts to happen.
Oh, and I'd love it if you would share what you're most grateful for below.

You may, as long as you do not alter it and include the following information (with active links as appropriate):
Julie Anne Jones is a success language consultant, a direct sales coach and trainer, and the CEO of Julie Anne Jones, Inc. She is known for her authentic and easy-to-use scripting and specializes in specific language and tools for success in direct sales. To learn more about Julie Anne and her products and services, visit her at www.julieannejones.com or check out her blog at http://julieannejones.com

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Clear Mount Blocks and Caddy

Clear-Mount Blocks

Features & Benefits

Made from high-quality, sturdy acrylic

3/4" thick with letter etched on side for easy identification

Available in nine sizes:
  • Block A (3 x 3.2 cm)
  • Block B (4.1 x 4.9 cm)
  • Block C (5.1 x 5.7 cm)
  • Block D (7.3 x 6.8 cm)
  • Block E (8.7 x 11.3 cm)
  • Block F (12.4 x 15.2 cm)
  • Block G (6.4 x 1.9 cm)
  • Block H (11.3 x 4.1 cm)
  • Block I (14.9 x 5.7 cm)

All the clear-mount block sizes you’ll need for one or more images.

High-quality, sturdy acrylic.

Each block etched with a letter for quick identification.

All four sides of blocks are grooved for easy gripping.

Stamps in the catalogue are shown at 100% to make it easier to match your stamps with the right blocks


Clear Block Caddy

Features & Benefits

Helps you organize clear-mount blocks

Holds 1 of each clear block size that we offer

Foam insert holds each block in place; separate foam insert goes between blocks to protect them when caddy is closed

Finger holes in foam insert make it easy to remove blocks from caddy

Opens flat

Built-in handle; easy to carry

Sunday, January 15, 2012

It's Coming. . . .

It's Coming. . . 


For every $60.00 you spend, you will receive a free product
of your choice from the Sale-a-Bration catalog!  

Whooo Hooo! 

starts January 24th

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

A Thought for the Day. . . .

a thought for the day:

“Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.
Life is beauty, admire it.
Life is a dream, realize it.
Life is a challenge, meet it.
Life is a duty, complete it.
Life is a game, play it.
Life is a promise, fulfill it.
Life is sorrow, overcome it.
Life is a song, sing it.
Life is a struggle, accept it.
Life is a tragedy, confront it.
Life is an adventure, dare it.
Life is luck, make it.
Life is too precious, do not destroy it.
Life is life, fight for it.”
― Mother Teresa