Thursday, May 31, 2012

2012 June- Shel's Stampin' News

Shel’s Stampin’ News                                                   June 2012

 Hi Stampers & Scrappers!  Welcome to a new edition of Shel’s Stampin’ News for June. 

I hope everyone is enjoying some of the super spring weather we have been having.  Boy, it sure is nice to get those windows open and the spring breezes floating in the windows. I LOVE spring! 

And of course with the warmer weather there is all kinds of yard work and renovations to be done. We are looking at removing the stucco from our house and installing vinyl siding and removing our raised brick flower beds this year….yes we are going to be busy!!

On a personal note, I wanted to share with you an adorable photo of my granddaughter Brielle at her first birthday party. The internet company where they bought her dress has asked if they could use her photos on their website for the dress ad.  Imagine being a model at one year old….good thing this little angel has her Mother’s good looks!!

Ok, on to Stamping and Scrapping News:   

1.      NEW CATALOG- the new catalogs have arrived.  Cost is $5.00 each or FREE with at $100.00 catalog order.  I only have a few left….so if you don’t have one, get it soon while the price is right! 

2.     ARE YOU NEW TO STAMPING?  Are you curious about stamping and would like to try?  Well then my FREE Stamping 101 class is for you!  You will learn how easy and fun it is to stamp, the different types of stamping, and even make a free project to take home.  Contact me to register.

 3.     CLEARANCE RACK- with the new catalogue release, of course there are LOTS of retired items that have been added to the clearance rack at ridiculous prices.  Go to and click shop now.  Be sure to choose me as your demonstrator for added savings. 

 4.     NEW PRODUCTS PREVIEW- here is a peek at a few of the AMAZING new items in the new catalogue…..

 5.     JUNE CLASSES: for the summer months of June, July and August, my classes have been reduced to one of each class per month. Summer is a busy time and we need to get outside and enjoy the weather while we can, and with kids off school and family vacations etc, it just makes sense to reduce the class selections to a  minimum.  Of course, if anyone is in need of one on one classes, or a workshop, please contact me.  

This is June Class Lineup: ·         
Scrapbooking Class- Thur June 7@ 6:30- only 2 seats left…·         
Cardmaking Class- Thur June 21 @6:30- only 5 seats left…·       
  FREE Crop- Sat June 23@10-4- only 4 seats left…
***As always, you need to contact me to reserve your seat in each class***

             This is July Class Lineup:·         
Scrapbooking Class- Thur July 5th @6:30·         
Cardmaking Class- Thur July 26th @ 6:30·         
FREE Crop- Sat July 28th @ 10-4

             This is August Class Lineup:·        
 Scrapbooking Class- Thur Aug 9th @6:30·        
 Cardmaking Class- Thur 16th @ 6:30·        
 FREE Crop- Sat August 11th @ 10-4·         

 6.      WORKSHOP / PARTY- June is a GREAT time to host a workshop- with the new catalog there are LOTS of new products that you and your friends will want to purchase.  By hosting a workshop you earn free products-(I have workshop space for eight)contact me for more information. 

7.     BECOME A DEMONSTRATOR- if you have ever thought about becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, now is the time to give it some serious thought.  They have come out with a new promotion where you can join for just $125.00 and YOU get to choose the items you want in your starter kit!
Note:   I have heard there is a bonus to be added to this promotion for the month of June only, but it has not been released, as yet.  I will let you know as soon as it is released! 

8.     NEW FALL CLASSES:  Watch for new classes coming in the fall along with some Specialty Classes too!  

9.     FEEDBACK:  I would love to receive your feedback, hear what you would like to see more of, what you like/dislike, classes you would like to have, etc.  Feel free to email me anytime!!  

10. MONTHLY SKETCH CHALLENGE Last month I tried something new with a sketch challenge for my scrappers  and my card maker’s.  I provided a sketch as inspiration for you to create.  Sadly, I only had one participant in last month’s challenge, but she did an amazing job!  Go to my blog at to see her card and scrapbook pages. 

Now Carole is on a mission to get more of you to participate- she has been asking everyone she sees in classes to participate in the sketch challenge….  so once again this month I am attaching a couple of sketches for inspiration.  Use them as a guide to create your layout and /or card, and share them with me.  

11.                INSPIRATION PROJECT:  Here is this month’s inspiration project .   

This is an extremely quick and easy card using the Easy Events stamp set.  
This is a GREAT all occasion stamp set that has both the image and the greeting on the same stamp.  LOVE IT!!  
Check it out on page 34 of the new catalog.  Don’t have your catalog yet- it is on my blog:

STAMPS:  Easy Events   
CARDSTOCK:  Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White 
DSP:  Brights   I
NK:  Stazon Black 
MARKERS:  Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Tangerine Tango
ADHESIVE:  Tombow  
TOOLS:  Paper cutter, Bone Folder, Stampin Scrub, Stampin Mist

Well girls, that’s about it for this month.  I hope you are all drooling over the new catalog ( I know I am) and I hope to see you all at a class soon.

Inky Hugs til next month!

Shel Anderson
Phone: 232-7744    

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

New Catalog Sneek Peek

Here are a few more new catalogue sneek peeks to wet your appetite and increase the anticipation a bit:

A cute little bird  I will name BETSY....I love the solid image stamps.....and check out those new colors!!!

 Isn't EVERYTHING about this card soft and feminine in shades of Pretty in Pink and Pink Pirouette.... and check out that new LABEL the greeting is stamped on......this card I cased from a fellow demonstrator, it was just so strikingly pretty I had to make one!

 A cute card with a birthday pool party and what is that, check out the greeting and check out the Designer series paper and once again, a couple of new colors have been used in the mats.......

Ok, that is it for today....see you all tomorrow at my New Catalogue Kick-off Party!!!!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

It's Coming Soon.....

It is coming soon.....

the new Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalogue will be here on May's how to get your copy:

  • May 31st 6-9 pm at my New Catalogue Kick-off Party & Retired Stamp Sale - cost is $4.00 - be one of the first to see the new catalogue and see some of the new products on display, door prizes, games, Make& Take, refreshments and FUN 

  • after June 1st- cost is $5.00 by contacting me directly. 

Monday, May 28, 2012

Don't forget my New Catalogue Kick-Off Party

Hey Girls,

Don't forget my New Catalog Kick-off Party is this Thursday, May 31st from 6-9 pm. 

I am very excited to show you all the WONDERFUL new items in the catalogue!!!!  Eeek I know you are going to be as excited as I am........

I will have a bunch of new products on display, and you can purchase a new catalogue for just $4.00!!

We will have a game, a Make & Take card using the new products, door prizes, refreshments and FUN!

I will also have a table of retired stamps available, so come early for best selection.

Here is a sneak peek of one item in the new catalogue....and I find it very humorous that I am showing you this particular item, just previous to the new catalogue release......yeah, the girl has a funny side.....

See you on Thursday!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Cards-Crazy for Cupcakes- May 2012

This is the fourth and final card from May card class. 

It features the soon to be retired stamp set called Crazy for Cupcakes. 

The colors used were Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze and Very Vanilla.  


Remember, if you want any of the four stamp sets featured this week, be sure to order them prior to May 31  when they retire.  I can be reached at 232-7744 anytime.  

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Card- In Wilderness- Masculine- May 2012

This is the third card for May Card Class. 

It features the soon to be retired stamp set In Wilderness.  I also used the Woodgrain background stamp. 

This is a really quick and easy guy card.  

Colors used are Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Whisper White and Chocolate Chip. 
Come back tomorrow for card four.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Card- Upsy Daisy Embossed- Other- May 2012

The second card uses the soon to be retired stamp set called Upsy Daisy.

We masked off the moon and sponged the background.  The we stamped the image with Versamark and heat embossed with black embossing powder.  A quick bow and greeting completes the card. Nigh

Colors used are Night of Navy, Marina Mist and Whisper White.
Come back tomorrow for card three.....

Monday, May 21, 2012

Card- Inspired by Nature- Other- May 2012

This is card one of four from May's card class.  

This card features the soon to be retired Inspired by Nature Stamp set.  We masked and sponged the background, then applied the grass and finally the cone flower.  A quick bow and stamped greeting completed the card.  

Colors used were So Saffron, Whisper White, Early Espresso, and Old Olive. 

Come back tomorrow for card two.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012


As promised yesterday, we are back with the card challenge sketch and Carole A's take on the sketch.

Here is the sketch you were given:

And here is Carole's beautiful card: 

The Pretty in Pink Cardstock paired with the eyelet border punch is stunning!  Gotta LOVE that punch- it is my favorite!

Once again, a big thanks to Carole for playing along, and a big challenge to the rest of the girls to get creative!!!

Monday, May 7, 2012

PSSssst. . . Do You Want to Hear Some New Catalog Tidbits?

PSSssst. . .  Do You Want to Hear Some New Catalog Tidbits?

Early this morning, Stampin’ Up! released an online copy of the upcoming catalog to demonstrators in the US and Canada. 

So, of course, I was  still up at 2 AM in the middle of the night, I started flipping through the new book to see what was in it.

Boy, was I not disappointed!!!  I kept sitting there going back over and over the beautiful pages of the new catalog. Wow!!

Since I was too enthralled with the new catalogue to go to sleep, I thought I’d write up a post to share some of my excitement with you! 

Stampin’ Up’s policy won’t let me share product pictures or exact details yet, but I can describe what I’m loving and wanting!!!

-More Framelits!  I mean a lot more framelits!  You know how in the Occasions Mini there was the labels and hearts nesting framelits?  Well, watch for a super awesome flower (that has, I think, a matching stamp set) that nests as well as other great shapes. 

-New Dies- very cool!

-A new mat pack!  I wondered why they were retiring this, but it is because they are making it better!  Can you say matching piercing outlines?  Guess, there is another thing on my wish list.

- New punches!  Yes, another of my downfalls (have you seen my wall of punches?) and there are multiple new punches including a great replacement for the current butterfly punch.  Plus, they have matching stamp sets- YEAH!!!!

-Fantastic looking scrapbooks!  They come with metal label holders on the end!! Plus, not only will we be getting your regular page protectors but now divided page protectors too!  I cannot wait to try out some new scrapping styles with these!!

-Embossing Folders- like chevron, and argyle and fancy fans- LOVE IT!!

-Edgelits- yep, we are getting more of these little beauties!

- Stamp Scrubber- bigger size! 

- Paper Trimmer- very cool with added storage features

-Cardstock and Designer Series Papers- have got to see these!!!!   LOVE IT!!!!  I want them all!!!

And it wouldn’t be a new catalog without loads of  great new stamp sets, some returning favorites from past mini catalogs (hi Mixed Bunch! hi Bordering on Romance! hi awesome holiday sets!); and of course, the new In Colors as well.

I just ordered my three boxes of catalogs, so I have LOTS on hand for anyone who wants to purchase them on May 31 at my New Catalog Release Party and Retired Stamps Sale. 

I will also have my preorder and will be able to show you some of the amazing new products and we will use one for a Make & Take! 

I can’t wait to hear your reaction when you see them!   Cause I know you are going to be just as excited at the new stuff as I am!! 

EEEKkkk , I gotta get some sleep, I have to be at work in 3 hours!!!!

Sunday, May 6, 2012


Do you remember in my newsletter on May 1, when I decided to throw out a challenge with this scrapbooking sketch:

Well, I just received an email with this BEAUTIFUL layout from Carole A!  She has done an awesome job, and I LOVE how she changed it up a bit to make it her own.  Good job Carole- keep up the good work!!!

 Come back tomorrow to see her card that she made for the card sketch challenge!  C'mon girls, get busy and send me your pages!!!

And a BIG thanks to Carole for playing along!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

New 2012-2014 In Colors

Here are samples of the wonderful new colors coming out in the new catalog on June 1st!!!  These will be available from 2012 to 2014.

Now making a card with  these colors should brighten someone's day!!   I personally LOVE LOVE LOVE the gumball green color!!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Sample Projects from New Catalog

Now when it comes to new catalogs, as Demonstrators, we are not permitted to show you the new products prior to the release of the catalog....but we are allowed to show you cards etc that have been made with those products.

Currently, some lucky Stampin Up! Demonstrators, are on a reward trip to Disney World- yes they earned a FREE trip to Disney World by selling Stampin' Up! products!!!!!  How lucky are those girls!

Anyhow, they have shared some photos of projects that were on display, which happen to be made with items coming out in the new catalog on June 1.   I thought it would be great to share these projects with you.  I do not know who made these projects, so I cannot give them credit, but I assume that it was the Stampin' Up! staff at head office who made them for the Disney display.

If you pay very close attention to the details you will see lots of new items, colors, textures, embellishments, stamps etc.

Here they are:

Love the little banners.....and those images!!!

 Ohhhhhh how pretty:
More images I haven't seen before, and what about the colors:
 Look really close at this ribbon and what about that texture:
Where did this shape come from?
Check out this shape and image: 
Now here are a couple of great cards from a fellow Demonstrator in the USA, Emma Fewkes made today.  She has graciously allowed me to share them with

Isn't this one cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!  LOVE IT!!!!!!!

Don't miss your chance to be the first to see the new catalog by attending my New Catalog Kick-off Party and Retired Stamp Sale on Thursday May 31 from 6-9.

Purchase the new catalog for just $4.00 on the night of the party!  Doorprizes!  Samples using some of the new products. New products on display! Free Make&Take.   Come join in the fun!