Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Shel's Stampin' News- January 2013

Shel's Stampin' News          Jan 2013

Hi Girls! 

I hope you all enjoyed the holiday season and got to visit with friends and family.

I was blessed to have an extended holiday this year…. We had dinners on Sat 22nd, Sun 23rd, Tues 25th, and Wed 26th.  I must say I was glad to get back to work and back  to normal on the 27th.

  New Years Eve was spent with our dear friends John, Dorothy and Carole at a local restaurant. 

Throughout the holiday we of course ate too much, and will be back at the gym on Jan 2 to work out. ( grrrr chocolates!)

As I sit here reflecting over 2012 I feel very blessed, and I realize that one of my best gift this year ... was YOU!

I want to thank YOU for being one of my greatest gifts this year!  I truly appreciate the opportunity to be your Stampin’ Up demonstrator, and your friend.

Whether you joined me in a one on one class, a monthly card class or scrapbooking class, a Stamp-a-Stack or a Christmas card class, even if we just connected online….I want to share my sincerest gratitude to you.  

Through our classes, conversations and friendships, you continually inspire, and affirm why I am a Stampin’ Up demonstrator and why I love sharing and encouraging you.   I'm more grateful than you will ever know.

As we move into a new year, I will continue to offer my classes, guidance and encouragement and hopefully continue to inspire you and to encourage you to explore your own creativity.

I hope that all of you are as excited for 2013 as I am!  

So, here we go….LOTS to tell you this month!

1.  As most of you know, the Holiday Catalog is now expired and the  new Spring Mini Catalog is out…..and boy oh boy,  is is FULL of amazing new products!  I cannot wait to show you some of the new products I received in my preorder! If you don't have a copy of the new Spring Mini catalog, there is a link on my blog for you! 

2.  If that wasn’t enough, SALE-A-BRATION starts Jan 21st….and you know what that means….FREE PRODUCTS….for every $60.00 you spend you get to choose one item from the Sale-a-Bration flyer for free!  Woooohoooo! Here is my copy of the flyer….(it is much clearer than the pamphlet)- there is also a link on my blog. 

3.  New class structure for 2013.  I have done some soul searching and decided that working full time, family time and classes need to have more balance.  I have restructured my classes so that I have more prep time for classes and more family time. 

I am no longer am offering classes every week of every month. 

Two weeks per month I will have classes….each week there will be both card classes and scrapbook classes.  Also one Saturday per month I will offer two card classes- one at 9:30 am and one at 1:30 pm. 

Another new change is that the class sizes will be smaller, allowing more opportunity for one-on- one instruction, less confusion, less congestion, and shorter class times (no more classes ending after 11 pm on a weeknight- that is just crazy!) When one class is filled, another class will be added to the calendar on another day in the same week,  to accommodate all my girls, and so no one misses out. 

4.  Sketches will now only be offered in my monthly newsletter, instead of weekly and the newsletter.  There has been a decreasing interest in the weekly sketches so I have decided to discontinue them.  I will continue to offer them in my monthly newsletter.  If interest increases, I will restart them.  Here are your sketches for this month:

Card Sketch:
Scrapbook Sketch:

5.  Class Schedule- see new class schedule below.   . If one class fills, a new class will be added to make sure everyone gets to attend. 

Also note, that the cards made in the first card class of the month will be different cards in the second class. The same is true for scrapbook class- different class- different layouts.   This is because some of my girls wish to attend classes every two weeks instead of just once a month, and they cannot have duplicates.   

Remember, you must contact me to reserve a seat in all my classes. (email shel@shelscreativecorner.com or phone 204-232-7744)  If you haven’t contacted me, your seat is not reserved.

 Remember, you must contact me to reserve a seat in all my classes. (email shel@shelscreativecorner.com or phone 204-232-7744)  If you haven’t contacted me, your seat is not reserved.
 Remember, you must contact me to reserve a seat in all my classes. (email shel@shelscreativecorner.com or phone 204-232-7744)  If you haven’t contacted me, your seat is not reserved.

6.  Daily Blog Posts will continue, but look for some exciting new changes coming soon.  More videos, more tutorials, and more samples is my goal for 2013.  

7.  January Promotions- Stampin Up has two new promotions running in January.  Here are the details:


Dates: January 3-21, 2013
During the My Little Valentine promotion, your customers will get the Sealed with Love Simply Sent Kit FREE-a $9.95 value-when they purchase the brand-new My Little Valentine Set. This four-piece set was created exclusively for this promotion and will not be available again after January 21!. 
The My Little Valentine Stamp Set is only available in clear-mount.
Buy one of the following:
My Little Valentine (English; clear-mount)
Enamorados (Spanish; clear-mount)
Mon petit amour (French; clear-mount)
Get this FREE:
Retail Value
holiday catalogue
Sealed with Love Simply Sent

valentine treat bundle promotion

From January 3 through January 21, your customers will have the opportunity to purchase the exclusive Valentine Treat Bundle. This bundle, created specifically for this special offer, contains the brand-new Happy Valentine Heart Single Stamp (English only) and a package of 1" x 8" cellophane bags.
Bundle Item
Retail Value
Special Bundle Price
Valentine Treat Bundle
Includes the Happy Valentine Heart Single Stamp (clear-mount) and 1" x 8" cellophane bags

8.  Monthly Tutorial

For my first tutorial of a new year I thought I would share a really clean and simple New Years card. It features an embossed background and a great image from the Embellished  Events stamp set.   

Supplies Used:  

Whisper White cardstock
Raspberry Ripple cardstock
Raspberry Ripple stitched ribbon
Embellished Events stamp set
Raspberry Ripple ink pad
Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder
Big Shot 
Sticky Strip

1.  Insert front of card base in the vintage wallpaper embossing folder and run through the Big Shot. 
2.  Tie a knot in the stitched ribbon and heat seal edges, then adhere to the front of the card with sticky strip.  Trim tails to desired length.  
3.  Stanp the wineglass image on the focal panel with raspberry ripple ink. Stamp another one on scrap paper, and cut out.  Adhere with dimensionals. 
4.  Adhere the focal panel to the raspberry ripple mat. 
5.  Adhere the mat to the card front with dimensionals. 

Now I did not use a greeting on this card, but there is a greeting in this  stamp set that says "celebrate" which would be very appropriate, or perhaps the "happy new year" greeting from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set. If you chose alternate colors, it would be fun to bling it up with some rhinestones in the bubbles! 

Well ladies, I think that is all for this month.  If any news pops up throughout the month I will forward it to you.  See you in class! 

Inky huggs, 


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