Saturday, December 25, 2010
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Friday, December 17, 2010
Friday, December 3, 2010
Because of my mother's recent illnesses and trips to the hospital, I haven't been able to meet my quarterly sales minimum, so I'm asking for your help! Anyone who places an ONLINE ORDER of $50 or more through my Stampin Up Demonstrator Website: http://www.stampingmaria.stampinup.net/ (or click on the Stampin Up Logo at the top of my sidebar on the right) will receive a FREE 2011 MDS Desk Easel calendar from me!! The calendar itself measures 5"x5" and the easel with drawer measure about 6"x6" ; it took me days to put this calendar together in the My Digital Studio software! All the calendar pages are printed in color and I'll use different sheets of the Greenhouse Gala Designer Series Paper and coordinating ribbons to make the calendars.
Here are more pictures of this calendar:
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
For a complete list of everything on sale, click here. In addition to great sale prices, you can get FREE SHIPPING on any merchandise orders of $150.00 or more (available for purchases of items on sale and those not on sale)!! Please contact me to place your order or click here to place your ONLINE ORDER; it will definitely help me meet my quarterly sales requirement! I setup my Stampin Up Online Store to help facilitate online ordering, so please check out my SU website too: http://www.stampingmaria.stampinup.net/.
MOM UPDATE: With mom being in and out of the hospital these past 2 months, I'm sorry I haven't had time to have a get together. Currently, we got mom out of the hospital on Nov. 14th and she started getting sick again within a few days. By Nov.18th, her kidneys started shutting down and she developed a bowel obstruction in her small bowels. We now have "Hospital at Home" doctors helping us with these issues and we may be changing over to "Hospice Care" if the situation doesn't improve. This past week has felt like a tiring roller coaster! We're all praying for the best and your prayers are always appreciated! My mom is a fighter and I'm sure she'll get better, it'll just take time.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Thursday, November 11, 2010
But on to the good stuff! You can sign up to become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator between November 15th-November 30th for 50% off the normal price! You can choose between a Standard Kit and a Digital Kit; basically, you get around $300 of product for only $87.50! Wow, I wish they had this offer when I signed up! So contact me if you'd like to know more about becoming a demonstrator! Thanks for looking and I'm off to the hospital.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
123957 Seam Binding Ribbon $1.95
123959 Deck the Halls Designer Buttons $2.95
123963 Come to Bethlehem Stamp Brush Set $1.95
123962 Welcome Christmas Stamp Brush Set $3.95
123727 Bright Christmas II Stamp Brush Set $3.95
123958 A Word For You Stamp Brush Set $3.95
If you would like to view the complete list of My Digital Studio download offerings, click here. Please contact me if you'd like to order any of these!
Friday, November 5, 2010
Thursday, November 4, 2010
First, Stampin' Up! has started a social network for people who have the My Digital Studio Software. You can sign up and get information on updates and pricing, as well as get great scrapbooking and other project ideas; just click here http://www.mydigitalstudio.net/ ! Don't forget that in a prior post I mentioned that Stampin' Up! has decreased the printing price of all the My Digital Studio projects! Yippee! You can see a price list at this social network website.
Second, the My Digital Studio version 1.0.5 update is now available. With this latest update, you will receive functionality upgrades as well as access to seven new professional print output products--including a trifold card, a journal, a 5.5" x 6.5" calendar with easel, and four postcards. It is important that you have the most recent version of the My Digital Studio software prior to installing the Professional Print Product Update. Click here for information about updating your software.
Finally, Stampin' Up!'s most recent digital downloads are here, and more are on the way for the month of November! If you would like to view the complete list of My Digital Studio download offerings, click here. You will see all the downloads available, but remember to look for the symbol that tells you which ones are already provided when you bought the My Digital Studio software.
Item Number: 123949
Tags til Christmas Stamp Brush Set $5.95
Thursday, October 21, 2010
I used A Cute Christmas Stamp Set to make this Christmas card. I didn't like the face of the snowman on the stamp, so I added eyes using black marker and by doing this, I changed the snowman's look. I was talking to my sideline Lauren Gilmore, about the snowman and she gave me the idea to add eyes. Take a look at the snowman on page 32 of the Hoiday Mini Catalog (on my sidebar) and you'll understand what I mean. That's the beauty of "make it your own"!
Also, I wanted to get out of my comfort zone and use a color I don't nornally use, so when I decided to go for the Candy Cane Designer Series Paper, I knew I had to use Garden Green. I added glitter to the snowflakes, the snow around the snowman, the background, and the phrase. Yes, I love glitter! I also used the Circle Scissor to cut the Real Red cardstock background for the phrase. I first used the circle cutter on the Aviary Card I made last week, and now that I've used it to cut out these small circles, I think I'm finally getting the hang of it.
Stamp Set: A Cute Christmas.
Paper: Whisper White, Garden Green, Baja Breeze, Real Red, and Candy Cane Designer Series Paper.
Ink: Garden Green and Baja Breeze classic ink pads, Black Stazon, and Garden Green, Real Red, and Basic Black markers.
Other: Big Shot Machine, Northern Frost Decorative Strip, Two-Way glue, Dazzling Diamonds, Real Red 1/8" Taffeta, 1" circle punch, Circle Scissors, Blender Pen, and Stampin Dimensionals.
Thanks for looking and let me if you have any questions!
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Also, Stampin' Up! has reduced the prices of all its My Digital Studio printing options! Here's the flyer that discusses the pricing changes.
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Hi everyone! It's been too long since I stamped anything! I made this card for a color challenge. You can see a portion of the colors under the card. I looked at my SU Color Coach and saw that Baja Breeze and Cajun Craze went together and they matched the colors on the color challenge sheet. I also love the way Baja Breeze and Old Olive compliment each other, but I'll use those colors another time. I added Pearls to the card and the one I put on the top of the bird cage is colored using a black sharpie.
Stamp Set: Aviary and A Word for You.
Ink: Basic Gray and Baja Breeze classic pads, Cajun Craze marker, and Basic Black pad and marker.
Paper: Very Vanilla, Cajun Craze, Baja Breeze, and Elegant Soiree Designer Paper.
Accessories: Big Shot Machine, Circle Scallop #2 die, Circle Scissor Plus, paper piercer, Scallop Edge Border Punch, 2 1/2" Circle Punch, Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon, Pearls jewels, and Stampin Dimensionals.
Thanks for looking and don't forget to check out the SU Clearance Rack; increased discounts end on October 18th! Contact me if there's anything you'd like to order!
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Friday, October 1, 2010
Stampin' Up! cofounder Shelli Gardner's daughter, Sara Douglass, quickly introduces Stampin' Up!'s brand-new Designer Fabric and shares some fun project ideas. The fabric projects can also be seen in the Holiday Mini Catalog; view the Mini catalog by clicking on the image in my sidebar. Contact me if you have any questions or would like to see more of the fabric! Thanks for looking!
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
This is the top of the box; I used the Wicked Cool Stamp Set and the Wicked Fun Designer Series Paper. I don't know if you can see it, but to get the "bling", I added Dazzling Diamonds to the main image after I punched it out with the 1 3/4" Circle Punch. To make the box closure, I punched out a 3/4" circle and attached it to the box using a silver brad. Finally, after distressing the top layers, I added 1/8" Olive Taffeta Ribbon to the top of the box and the hat.
This is the inside of the box; like I said, it's great for holding 3x3 cards or yummy candy!
These are the templates for the inside box portion and the outside box wrap. You can click on the image to enlarge it so you can see the measurements.
These pictures show where you'll need to attach Sticky Strip to the inside box before adhering it to the box wrap. The first picture is the back (or bottom) of the box and the second picture is the inside (or top) of the box where you'll be putting candy. You can see that on the back of the box, only the bottom and 2 flaps get adhesive.
Thanks for looking and email me if you have any questions!
This picture shows what the inside of the box looks like once it's adhered to the box wrap.
Thursday, September 16, 2010
To make the flower, I used the 2 smaller petals on the Flower Folds Die then I sponged them with Pumpkin Pie ink before layering them together with Stampin Dimensionals.
I got the design idea from a beautiful card another demonstrator shared, Connie Collins. I changed some of the layout and the colors and voila! It's great to get ideas from other demonstrators! Don't forget the current SU special promotion if you're interested in becoming a demonstrator!
Thanks for looking and contact me if you have any questions!
Monday, September 13, 2010
Here's another Shannon West Stampin' Up! training video - yes, I love them!! Shannon shows us different ways to use the Big Shot Letterpress Plates in the new Holiday Mini Catalog. If you'd like to know more or if you'd like to order the plates, please contact me to receive "preferred pricing"! Thanks for looking!
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Shannon West always does a great job demonstrating new techniques! This is a Stampin' Up! video showing you the different ways you can use Watercolor Crayons. SU's watercorlor crayons are artist quality and last a long time; so they are a great investment if you love to watercolor!! It's amazing that watercorlor crayons, pastels, and inks all give you a different look, so I'm glad we have options!
Thanks for watching and contact me if you'd like to try these watercolor crayons!
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
I used the Island Floral Bigz Die and the Big Shot machine to cut out the flower petals I layered and adhered to the front of the tote. Again, I should have shaded the petals before I put the flower together, but didn't have time. The tote has a pocket on the front to hold stamps or other items; the pocket is about 1/4" wide. I got the idea for this card holder from Glenda Calkins, another fellow demonstrator who was kind enough to share! Thanks Glenda!
Thanks for looking and contact me if you have any questions!
Monday, September 6, 2010
Thursday, September 2, 2010
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Also, the NEW HOLIDAY Mini Catalog starts September 1, 2010 and runs until January 3, 2011. Click on the sidebar to get view the mini catalog!
Thanks for looking!
Friday, August 20, 2010
Thursday, August 19, 2010
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I wanted to share this SU video with you because it shows and explains the new color families in the 2010-2011 SU Idea Book and Catalog. Please contact me if you'd like to purchase the Color Coach or any other items discussed in the video. If you go to Stampin' Up!'s website, you can view all the products, but you won't be able to get "preferred pricing" unless you purchase through a demonstrator, so please contact me and I'll be sure to get you the "preferred pricing" and other goodies I offer!! Thanks for looking!
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
•Apple Blossoms - Level 2 Hostess Set
•Baja Breeze Card Stock
•Whisper White Card Stock
•Old Olive Textured Card Stock
•Marina Mist Classic Stampin' Pad
•Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad
•Peach Parfait Classic Stampin' Pad
•Baja Breeze Stampin' Write Marker
•Marina Mist Stampin' Write Marker
•Old Olive Stampin' Write Marker
•Peach Parfait Stampin' Write Marker
•Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch
•White crochet thread
Thanks for looking and contact me if you have any questions!
Monday, August 16, 2010
NOTE: I think we might offer the stamp camp projects on their own if you can't make it to stamp camp, but want to make the projects - let me know if you're interested.
Friday, August 13, 2010
I finally finished my 2 August swap cards - here they are:
The Butterfly card is an extension of the card I had folks make at my New Catalog Open House. You can't tell, but I sprayed the card and sponged the butterflies with Champagne Mist Glimmer Paint and added a couple of Pearls to the card too.
On the asian-inspired card, I applied the "rock and roll" technique using Peach Parfait and Poppy Parade. I then cut out the petals and adhered them to the card using Stampin' Dimensionals and SNAIL. Let me know if you have any questions.
I can't believe how long it takes me now adays to make cards! Some of you know that I take care of my paralyzed mother and the help I had during the summer has been going away, so I'm putting in lots more hours. When I'm home, I feel so tired! I was dog sitting and it turned out that I added another dog to our group. She's an Australian Shepherd mix. So now we have 2 dogs and that's new for me! I'm trying to organize my time better and take vitamins hoping this will help with my tiredness! Anyway, thanks for stopping by and I'll have pictures of the pups soon!