Saturday, March 31, 2012

Shel's Stampin News for April

Shel’s Stampin News                          
       April 2012

Spring is all about the joy of new beginnings and growth.

This spring, one of our newest Stampin’ Up Tools has been growing like crazy!  My customers cannot stop talking about theSimply Scored scoring tool and the newest addition of the Diagonal Plate is making it even more popular!  We have been using the Simply Scored in my classes for a couple of months now, but now with the Diagonal Plate the girls are loving being able to make their own envelopes, boxes and more!

I have lots of stuff to tell you about this month- so let’s get started!

1.  April means a new Stampin’ Up! Promotion- Summer Smooches!  This promo has some great new products that are only available April 1-30th, so get them while they are here!  I have posted  a color flyer on my blog under catalogs tab for your  review.   Here is an overview:

Bright Blossoms Wood-Mount Set
Bright Blossoms Clear-Mount Set
Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper
Daffodil Delight 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon
Summer Smooches Designer Fabric
Summer Smooches Fabric Designer Brads*
Summer Smooches D├ęcor Stencil*
Petite Purse Bigz L Die
Summer Smooches Photo book Template
Summer Smooches Digital Kit

  1. This spring I am running two Spring Bundle Specials as well.  Specials available April 1- May 31, and are only available through me.  These are not able to be combined with any other offer.
Cardmakers Package:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          - any embossing folder $9.95 or less                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              -any classic ink pad $7.95 or less                          
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           -your choice of one of the following cling mount greeting stamp sets:                                                                                                                                                                         Curly Cute, Friendly Phrases, Three Little Words, Pursuit of Happiness                                                                                                                                                                              -your choice of one of the following cling mount image stamp sets:                         
                                                                                                                                                    Love and Sympathy, Party This Way, Always Elegant, Funky Four, Have A Seat                      $45.99                                                                                                                                   

Scrapbookers Package:                                                     
                                                                                                                                                                                   -your choice of one:   Designer Brads, Trinket Keys, Antique Brads                                                                                                                                                                                      -your choice of one:  2010-2012 In Color Markers, 2011-2013 In Color Markers                                                                                                                                                                    -your choice of one:  Beau Chateau Paper, Attic Boutique Paper (only til April 30), Timeless Portrait Paper                                                                                                            -your choice of one:  200 silver mini brads, Side Notes ( only til April 30), small heart punch    $45.99    
  1. Specialty Class- Mini Scrapbook Album- Saturday April 7th @ 10 am.  Cost is flat fee of $30.00.  Must bring sticky strip, scissors, and a paper trimmer if you have one. I only have two seats left for this class- this would make a wonderful Mother’s Day Gift….. 

  1. April Classes are filling up fast- contact me to reserve your seat.      
          April 2012 Classes:

Thur Apr 5- Scrapbooking Class- 2 seats left
Sat Apr 7- Mini Album Class- 2 seats left
Sat April 14- Weekend Card Class- 4 seats left
Thur April 19- Weekday Card Class- 4 seats left
Sat Apr 21- Free Crop- 2 seats left

Class Descriptions and Pricing

Mini Album Specialty Class:  limited seating- this class must be prepaid prior to April 1st.  Cost $30.00 flat fee. We will be making a cute mini album using a variety of supplies and tools. Must have sticky strip (strong double sided adhesive tape) and adhesive & paper cutter. Bring photos if desired.

Scrapbooking Class: Each night we will make three complete pages using a variety of supplies, tools,
products and mediums. Please bring your basic kit- see note below and photos if desired. Cost is a flat fee of  $20.00 or FREE with a $30.00 catalog order.

Weeknight Card  Class: Each night we will make four awesome cards for a variety of occasions. Cost is a flat fee of $20.00 or FREE with a $30.00 catalog order. Please bring basic  kit- see note below.

Weekend Card Class: we will be making four awesome cards for a variety of occasions. Cost is a flat fee of $20.00 or FREE with a $30.00 catalog order. Please bring basic kit- see note below.

Free Crop: This is a free event held once a month for my dedicated class attendees. As a special thank you to those who regularly attend my class, they can attend this event free of charge. You bring your own supplies and projects to work on, while having a fun social time with girls. We have a potluck lunch

Basic Kit
Please bring your basic kit to all classes.

Cardmakers: scissors and any adhesives you require ( glue runner, pop dots, glue dots, sticky strip, glue pen)
Scrapbookers: scissors, adhesives you require (glue runner, pop dots, glue dots, sticky strip, glue pen), journalling pen, paper trimmer (if you have one) photos (if desired)

Tools that are always on my tables are:
bone folders, paper piercers, paper piercing mat, stamp mat, adhesive remover, sanding block, heat gun, brayer, paper trimmer, distresser, and plastic mats for messier tasks.

If there are other tools you wish to use such as tweezers please bring them with you. And if needed, your glasses as well! :-)

5.  Backordered List- as of today, the following items are on the backorder list:
              You can currently order the following items, and they will begin shipping
              the week of Apr 2
                             104511: Natural 12" x 12" Linen Ring Album
                             113474: Big Shot Doctor's Bag
                             118073: Fancy Flower Punch
                             125603: Blossom Punch

6. New Catalog Dates:                               
 - April 30 is the last day you can order from the Occasions Mini catalog.   
There will no longer be any mini catalogs.  Stampin’ UP! has announced a new catalog strategy as follows:  
 – May 31 is the last day you can order from the Big Idea Book and Catalog                                                                                                                  June 1 is the launch of the new  Annual Catalog             June 1, 2012- May 31, 2013                           -Aug 1 is the launch of the new Holiday Catalog             Aug 1, 2012-Dec 31, 2012                                                                                                  - Jan 1/13 is the launch of the new Spring Catalog             Jan 1/13- May 31/13

7.  Monthly Tutorial- Sunflower Card- this makes a very quick and easy card that is quite striking.  Try it with the Sweet Floral background stamp as well!

Items Needed: 

Basic Black Cardstock 10 ½” x 4 ¼”, Chocolate Chip Cardstock 4” x 5”, Crumb Cake Cardstock 4 ¾” x 3 ¾”, Very Vanilla Cardstock 4 ½” x 3 ½”, Very Vanilla Ribbon, More Mustard Ink, Sunflower Background Stamp, Bone Folder, Tombow Adhesive, Scissors

1.  Ink stamp with More Mustard ink and stamp onto very vanilla cardstock- set aside to dry                                                                                                                                                                                         2.  Adhere Crumb Cake onto Chocolate Chip and that onto Basic Black card base.                                                                                         3.  Attach a piece of crumb cake ribbon onto very vanilla cardstock as shown in the photo and tie knot and trim ends.                         
                                                            4.  Adhere Image to front of card.

 Contact me if you require any supplies- my next order goes in April 19th

Well, that is about it for this month….I will keep you posted if anything else comes up.  I hope you have a FABULOUS month, and hope to see you in class! 

Inky hugs til next time,

Sunday, March 25, 2012

New Team Member to my Central Canada Stampers Downline!

I'm so excited that I get to introduce a new team member to my Central Canada Stampers downline who joined during Sale-a-Bration!  :)  

Please welcome Valerie Martin from Winnipeg! 

I'd love to welcome even more new demonstrators into my group.  If you are local and would like more information about how you can become a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator and share your love of paper crafting, contact me anytime at 204-232-7744 or via email:

If you decide to join during Sale-a-bration... which I HIGHLY recommend... here's what you'll get:
·   $70 off the Starter Kit- contains over $400.00 worth of products
·   Choose from the Standard Kit or Digital+ Starter Kit
·   Free shipping!
·   Customize your kit by selecting the stamps, cardstock, ink pads, etc that you want
·   Choose a free pack of Designer Series Paper or Digital Download every month for the rest of 2012!
·   And with our new Stampin' Start program, you can product and cash bonuses with consistent sales.

Please contact me with questions! 

Friday, March 23, 2012

Tips & Tricks

Here is a quick tip that may help you in your creative projects.

An easy way to add a rounded curve to a square or rectangular piece of cardstock- make your own tags even.....

Flip your circle punch upside down, insert cardstock into punch and press down....instant quick and easy is that!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Petite Purse Die

The NEW Petite Purse die is absolutely the cutest little thing!  I knew when I first saw it that it would be a huge hit for little girls birthday parties, showers, Mother's Day and so much more!

It is available April 1 during the summer smooches promotion!

Here is a sample of what it looks like:

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

New Promotion for April- Summer Smooches

Check out these amazing new products- only available in April- fabric covered brads, new ribbon, new die ( an amazingly cute little purse) a new stamp set and beautiful designer series papers - that are bright as well as beautiful and so much more!!!! 

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Think white.....white stazon ink that is.....

Today's post is on a wonderful new product- White Stazon Ink.

 Did you know that White Stazon Ink is perfect for stamping on dark colored paper, photos, tiles and even cellophane bags! 

You can also use it to stamp an image that you are going to watercolor,  since the ink is permanent.  

An added bonus is that it is quick drying.  

The white pad and refill come un-inked and the cost is $15.95 for the set.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Your Time is Now.....

Your time is now- contact me today!
You can become a new Demo the Stampin’ Up! way.

You can do it your way, and you get to decide what to do, and where to go,
You answer only to yourself, but you are never alone. You will have lots of tips, samples, advice and support from Stampin’ Up!, as well as myself.

You can be a hobby demo just for the superb discounts, or you can be a business demo and do workshops or classes- any way you choose- it’s up to you!

You will be meeting new friends, and have fun with your upline.  There is convention, regionals and leadership too…
Surrounded by your stampin’ family, you will never be blue!

There is a phenomenal offer on right now, for new demonstrators.  Sign up before March 31 and you save big time!

Your demonstrator kit is regularly priced at $220.00 is just $150.00 until March 31st!!!

And you get to choose the items you want in your kit.  The value of the kit is $425.00!!!

And during Sale-A-Bration there is even more!  If you sign up during Sale-A-Bration there are free products for you;
every month you place an order for the next year, you will receive your choice of a free digital download or free pack of designer series paper!
Now if you join, and decide you don’t like it (which I highly doubt) you can just walk away.  It’s as easy as that…no penalties to pay!  But who doesn’t like getting discounts each order and have  fun doing what you love to do?

So your time is now, contact me today, become a new demonstrator and we will get your kit on its way.

You will have access to endless ideas, have a free subscription to exclusive demonstrator magazine, get a 20% off product discount and will be meeting new people and making new friends too! 

Friday, March 2, 2012

2010-2012 In Colors Retiring on May 31st....

I want to take a moment to remind you, that every two years Stampin’Up! retires 5 “In Colors” and then introduces 5 new “In Colors”.

That means our 2010-2012 In Colors will retire as of May 31st. These colors are:

Peach Parfait
Poppy Parade
Pear Pizzazz
Concord Crush
Blushing Bride

Products that are affected are stamp pads, reinkers, designer series paper, ribbons, brads, cardstock- if they contain these In Colors.

I strongly suggest that if you have an In Color that you use a lot and want to continue to do so, purchase it now while there are supplies on hand. 

As we get closer to the retirement date, there is a much greater chance of being sold out.

Note that the 2011-2013 In Colors will still be available for one more year.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Shel’s Stampin’ News                                                                           March 1, 2012

Hi Stampers and Scrapbookers! 

Happy March 1st!  

I am sooooooooo glad that February is done and over!   It was an insanely busy month for me and my least favorite month of the year- so YEAH!  March is here! 

I have lots to share with you this month, so let’s get started:

1.       The new Simply Scored Diagonal Plate is now available!  This is a plate that fits on your Simply Scored and allows you to create your own envelopes, boxes, as well as many other 3D items!  It has score lines every 1/8” and works with paper sizes up to 12” x 12”.  This is an amazing tool.  I just got mine and you are welcome to come over and try it out- I know you are going to love it!  It is just $15.95 and think of the money you will save when you can make your own envelopes instead of buying them.

2.      Don’t forget Sale-A-Bration…for every $60.00 in product you purchase you get to choose any item for FREE from the Sale-A-Bration catalog!  Choose from embossing folders, stamp sets, digital products, cardstock, designer series papers, ribbons and brads….lots of amazing products to choose from….it ends on March 31st.  Catalog is available on my blog:

3.      Classes for March: 

Scrapbooking Class- March 8th @ 6:30  $20.00 or FREE with $30.00 order

Cardmaking Technique Class- March 21st @ 6:30- $20.00 or FREE with $30.00 order

Weekend Card Classes- Sat Mar 4th or Sun Mar 11th @ 2:00-$20.00 or FREE with $30.00 order

FREE Crop- Sat Mar 24th 10-4

*******You need to contact me to reserve a seat for all of my classes and events.

4.      Upcoming Special Class for April- Mini Album Class- Saturday April 4th @ 10 am.  We will be making a coil bound mini album.  Cost is $35.00 and must be prepaid prior to class.  Space is limited for this class so register today!

5.       Want to take advantage of the great Sale-a-Bration promotion….there are still dates available to host a workshop.   Invite your friends over (your home or mine) and host a workshop.  You get a special hostess gift from me, hostess benefits from Stampin Up, as well as the bonuses from Sale-a- Bration promotion.  Want more info?  Contact me today!  FREE PRODUCTS are great!!

6.      Have you been thinking about becoming a demonstrator?  Or even a hobby demonstrator?  Now is the perfect time to join….you get $70.00 off the cost and as a special incentive if you join during the Sale-a-Bration period you get free products every month for the first year!!  Want more info?  Contact me today!!

7.        Are you new to stamping and have lots of questions?  Would you like to learn more and try stamping to see if you like it, with no obligation?  I offer a one –on- one Stampin 101 class for newbies.  Contact me today to arrange a time for you to come over and explore the world of stamping and get all your questions answered.

8.       Backordered Report:  The following are the current items on the backordered report:
You can currently order the following item, and it will begin shipping the week of April 23.
113474: Big Shot Doctor's Bag
You can currently order the following item, but a shipping date has not been determined. We will let you know as soon as we have more information.
104511: Natural 12" x 12" Linen Ring Album 
9.        I hope all the girls who downloaded the free trial of My Digital Studio in February have enjoyed learning how to use it and have made some projects.  If you are interested in purchasing it, please contact me.

10.    Shel’s  Perfect Bowmaker Tool is now available for sale on my blog.  Check it out!  There is no easier way to make perfect bows every time! 
11.   Finally, I have attached a tutorial for you.  Remember you can always change up the stamps….Have fun with it and I would love to see your finished cards! 

     Happy Stamping and Inky hugs til next month.  Hope to see you soon in one of my classes!

Elements of Style Card                                 August  2011                                      Techniques Used:
                                                                                                                                    -Heat Embossing

Cardstock:                                           Stamp Sets:                 Inks:                Other Supplies:
Pacific Point:   4.25 x 11.00                Elements of Style        Pacific Point    Heat Gun       
Black:              3.75 x 4.75                  Sincere Salutations                              Black Ribbon             
Pacific Point:  4.50 x 3.50                                                                               Bow Easy                   
Black:             2.00 x 1.25                                                                               Black Embossing Powder
Whisper White:1.75 x 1.00                                                                             Bleach                                                                                                                                                             Paint Brushes
                                                                                                                        Corner Punch

  1. Rub embossing buddy over cardstock to remove static
  2. Using versamark ink, stamp image on pacific point cardstock.
  3. Cover with black embossing powder and tap off excess
  4. Heat embossing powder with heat gun until melted and glossy- be careful not to scorch
  5. Set aside to dry
  6. Stamp greeting on whisper white and using corner punch as desired, then sponge with pacific point ink to desired effect is reached.
  7. Use corner punch on small piece of pacific point and mount greeting
  8. Using desired tool (pen, brush etc) apply bleach to floral image and watch it transform
  9. Use same corner punch on larger pieces.
  10. Assemble card as shown in photo.