Wednesday, December 23, 2009


Sale-a-bration and Occasions Mini Catalog will be arriving in your mailbox soon. Both of these catalogs will start on January 5. Sale-a-bration is the best promotion of the year allowing you to earn extra free merchandise. For every $50 purchase, you can pick one free product out of the Sale-a-bration catalog, or from the list in the back of the flyer. In addition, if you host a $300 workshop, you can also earn a free product. This is the best time of the year to host. These free product offerings are in addition to all the other generous hostess benefits. Get you friends together, and host a workshop during this promotion period.
The Occasions Mini Catalog is packed with spring seasonal products, including new stamp sets, papers and punches.
Both of these catalogs introduce our new Acrylic mount stamp sets and newly designed punches.
Going forward you will have the option of purchasing your stamps either the traditional wood mounted style or the New Clear-mount style. The advantages of the clear mount style are decreased cost for each stamp set, and less storage space requirements. See page 6 of the new mini catalog for a complete description of our new clear mount stamp design.
The new punch style also has the great benefit of requiring less space for storage, has greater punching leverage, and allows for larger punch images. See page 10 of the new mini catalog for complete descriptions.
I am looking forward to introducing these new products to you in 2010.


Friday, December 11, 2009

12 Days of Holidays Sale

12 Days of Holidays Sale

This sale runs from December 11 - 22. Remember in order to receive your items in time for Christmas gift giving, you must order by December 15.

Item

Page #

Description

Regular Price

Discounted Price

114515

195

Flower Burst Embosslits die

$11.95

$8.96

114516

195

Cherry Blossom Embosslits die

$11.95

$8.96

115957

195

Thanks Embosslits die

$11.95

$8.96

114513

195

Sweetest Stem Embosslits die

$11.95

$8.96

115952

195

Hi Embosslits die

$11.95

$8.96

115951

197

Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Medium Sizzlits die

$74.95

$59.96

113446

197

Build a Flower #2 Set Sizzlits 4-Pack die

$19.95

$16.96

114509

197

Big Bold Cupcakes Sizzlits 4-Pack die

$21.95

$18.66

113448

197

Hearts Set Sizzlits 4-Pack die

$19.95

$16.96

113457

198

Tulipe Bigz die

$21.95

$16.46

115954

198

Two Tags Bigz die

$21.95

$18.66

114524

199

Fringed Flower Bigz die

$19.95

$15.96

114523

199

Decorative Accents Bigz die

$19.95

$15.96

114534

199

Flower Bigz Clear die

$19.95

$15.96

113473

199

5-Point 3D Star Bigz die

$19.95

$16.96

113472

199

Circle 3D Ornament Bigz die

$19.95

$16.96

113470

199

Flower Layers w/Leaf Bigz die

$19.95

$16.96

113465

199

Bird w/Leaves and Flower Bigz die

$19.95

$16.96

115961

200

Perfect Setting Bigz XL die

$42.95

$32.21

113483

200

Pennant Bigz XL die

$39.95

$29.96

113484

200

Baskets & Blooms Bigz XL die

$39.95

$31.96

116760

201

Pop-Up Three Tier Cake Bigz XL die

$39.95

$29.96

116759

201

Pop-Up 3D Ball Bigz XL die

$39.95

$29.96

114890

201

Matchbox Bigz XL die

$42.95

$36.51

113458

202

Flower Layers Originals die

$15.95

$13.56

114336

158

Kraft Décor Elements sheets 12" x 24" (2)

$12.95

$10.36

114334

158

Dark Gray Décor Elements sheets 12" x 24" (2)

$12.95

$10.36

114337

158

Chocolate Décor Elements sheets 12" x 24" (2)

$12.95

$10.36

114335

158

White Décor Elements sheets 12" x 24" (2)

$12.95

$10.36

118797

n/a

So Saffron Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2)

$12.95

$9.71

118798

n/a

Rose Red Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2)

$12.95

$9.71

118799

n/a

Taken With Teal Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2)

$12.95

$9.71

118800

n/a

Pretty In Pink Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2)

$12.95

$9.71

118801

n/a

Bashful Blue Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2)

$12.95

$9.71

118802

n/a

Real Red Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2)

$12.95

$9.71

118803

n/a

Old Olive Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2)

$12.95

$9.71

118804

n/a

Black Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2)

$12.95

$9.71

118805

n/a

Night of Navy Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2)

$12.95

$9.71

118806

n/a

Certainly Celery Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2)

$12.95

$9.71

118807

n/a

Tempting Turquoise Décor Elements Sheets 15" x 24" (2)

$12.95

$9.71

118808

n/a

Clear Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2)

$12.95

$9.71

118809

n/a

Pumpkin Pie Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2)

$12.95

$9.71

118810

n/a

Pixie Pink Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2)

$12.95

$9.71

118812

n/a

Sahara Sand Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2)

$12.95

$9.71

118813

n/a

Gable Green Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2)

$12.95

$9.71

118814

n/a

Basic Gray Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2)

$12.95

$9.71

118815

n/a

Chalkboard Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2)

$14.95

$11.21

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Big Shot Class




Hands on Big Shot Class. Use the Big shot to make several projects. You will get to see how easy and fun this machine is to work with.
Cost: $15.
RSVP by December 12.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Charlie's Pennant Die Birthday Banner


Yesterday was my grandson's first birthday and he came to visit us for lunch. I made him this Happy Birthday Banner using the Pennant Die and the Big Shot. I am pleased with how it turned out. It made our dining area look very festive. Saturday is his big birthday party for all the friends and relatives. We will have the banner up for the big event. Happy Birthday Charlie!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Christmas Open House



My annual Christmas Open House is this Friday night. This is a free event. It is my opportunity to celebrate you as my valued customers. I would appreciate an RSVP if you know in advance you can come. Drop ins are welcome! Feel free to bring a friend.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Holiday Extravaganza Sale Announced!


Hi Fellow Stampers,
The big announcement this morning from Stampin' Up is a repeat of their Online Holiday Extravaganza Sale. They are offering numerous bundles of products at deeply discounted prices. These are the lowest prices of the year on these items and it is a great time for you to grab your catalog, browse these great selections and order some gifts for your stampin' friends. Remember, this sale is one week only and will end promptly as stated on November 30. Last year they had a huge response to this sale, so get your orders in early to avoid the on-line crowds.

Click on any of the links above and you can view the sale bundles on my website.

Please call me with any questions you may have, or if you need help ordering any of these great products.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Stamp A Stack This Week!



Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Stamp A Stack Class
I am looking forward to sharing these simple yet beautiful cards with you!
See you all on Wednesday!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Deal of the Week - Available through 10/31



Item

Page

Description

Regular Price

Special Price

116214

174


Princess Party Kit


$15.95

$9.99

116213

175

Pirate Party Kit

$15.95


$9.99



Monday, October 19, 2009

Sparkle Christmas Card



I worked on this card for quite a while and made several revisions. I am still not sure I am crazy about the result, but I thought I'd post it any way. This is for the Sketch on the Techno Stamper Blog. It is fun to try and come up with original ideas. Good exercise for the brain.

Papers: Real Red, Soft Suede, Whisper White, Kraft Card Stock, Christmas Cocoa Specialty Designer Paper
Inks: Real Red, Soft Suede, Gold Encore
Stamps, Serene Snow Flakes, Simple Snowflake, Warm Words
Accessories: Gold Emboss Powder, Gold Brad, Snowflake Punch, 3/4" & 1" circle punches, small oval punch, Dimensionals, glue dots, 1/2' red stitched white gros grain ribbon, round scallop punch.

Chilld Get Well Card

MojoMonday 109


I needed a get well card for a little girl that had surgery last week. So I used the sketch for the MojoMonday Blog. This is not my original design. I saw it on some one's blog quite a while ago, but don't remember where so can't give credit to the designer. Leave a comment if you know whose it is. I hope Ariana likes her card and I hope she gets well soon

Card Stock: Chocolate Chip, Kraft, Whisper White, Real Red, Basic Black
Inks: Chocolate Chip, Real Red.
Stamps: Retired Great Greetings.
Ribbon: White stitched Red Gros Grain
Accessories: 1 3/8", 1 1/4", 1", 3/4", 1/2" Circle punches, Scallop Circle die for Big Shot, Three Heart Punch.

Deals of the Week - Through October 25















Left: Designer Circle Brads Reg: $5.95 Price: $3.99
Right: 1/2" Library Clips Reg: $6.95 Price: $3.99








Left: Basic Jumbo Grommets Reg: $6.95 Price: $4.49
Right: Mini Library Clips Reg: $12.95 Price: $8.99

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Digital Scrapbooking Part 2




Digital Scrapbooking by Stampin' Up


The New Digital Program by Stampin' Up has been introduced and I wanted to share my first attempts at digital scrapping with you. I decided to use my new little grandson as the first subject for my attempts. I am having fun with this program and finding it easy to make great pages very quickly. I may have found a new way to continue my scrapbooking hobby. This product has been available to customers since the first of October. Contact me if you have any questions or are interested in purchasing this product. You can read more about it online by clicking HERE, or check the Holiday Mini Catalog.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Deals of the Week October 12 to 18

This week's specials are all Big Shot Dies. They are a great deal! These work with the Sizzix Machine as well. Get yours now!

Stampin' Up
Exclusive Perfect Setting Die Reg. $42.95 Sale Price $25.99 Item#116819

Three Tier Cake Pop up Die Reg. $42.95 Sale Price $25.99 Item#116760


Stampin' Up
Exclusive Emboslits Flower Burst Die Reg. 11.95 Sale Price $5.99 Item#114515

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

In Colors and Razzle Dazzle


Razzle Dazzle is the first set I purchased from the new catalog, along with all the in colors. So far I haven't used the stamp set, and have only occasionally used the new colors. For today's challenge it was time to work with all of that and this is the result. I really like this set and the in colors are great with it. Those colors are really growing on me and I love working with them. They really make striking cards because the colors are so bold.

Stamp Set: Razzle Dazzle, Upsy Daisy (sentiment)
Papers: Crushed Curry, Dusty Durango, Rich Razzleberry Card Stock
Inks: Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Dusty Durango, Soft Suede, Bermuda Bay Markers, Basic Brown Ink
Accessories: Dusty Durango Polka Dot Gros Grain Ribbon, Earth Elements Brads



Simply Scrappin' Christmas Card


Hi, for today's Monday Lunchtime Challenge I decided to use the Christmas Jingle Simply Scrappin' Kit. Over the weekend I used my kit to design a stamp-a-stack class for later this month. There were a lot of elements left over, so I used some of them for this challenge. It was pretty easy, no stamping, just cut and paste. I love making cards with the SS Kits. You can get so many cards out of one, by just adding a little extra card stock.
Stamps: none
Papers: Old Olive Card Stock, Real Red Card Stock, Chocolate Chip Card Stock
Accessories: Christmas Jingle Simply Scrappin' Kit, Sleigh Bells Old Olive Ribbon, Clear Rhinestone Brads, Modern Label Punch.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Upsy Daisy Thank You Card


Today I made another card for a sketch challenge on the Stamping 411 website. I had some left over card cutouts from my workshop on Saturday, so it added the additional challenge of using materials I already had on hand and making them work for this sketch. I already had a lot of Christmas and Fall cards, so decided on a thank you card, which I often need.
Stamp Sets: Upsy Daisy, Falling Leaves (sentiment)
Papers: Pretty in Pink, Rose Red, Kraft, Whisper White Card Stock, Christmas Cocoa Specialty DSP
Inks: Rose Red, Soft Suede
Accessories: Eyelet Border Punch, Modern Label Punch, Earth Elements Brad, Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon, 1/16" hole punch.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Stampin Up Announces Clearance Rack


Don't you just love Clearance sales. I know I do, I just can't pass up a bargain. It must be the Dutch in me. You can now shop clearance items through the on-line store. These items will not be available through customer or workshop orders. You must place them directly on the website StampinJanny.stampinup.net . Go to Online Store then click on Clearance Rack. Register with my name as your demonstrator to place your order. All of the items on the clearance rack are retired, but there are some great prices on designer papers, rub ons, ribbons, etc. It's first come, first served, so don't wait too long

Monday, September 28, 2009

Mojo Monday Challenge 106


I sat down to do a challenge based on the Sketch on the Mojo Monday Website. I think I like the idea I had for the card, but I think it needed a little more color somehow. But anyway, here it is. I love this stamp set, and have not ended up using it as much as I thought I would. It was time to get it out and try some new ideas.
Stamp Sets: Holy Triptych, Many Merry Messages
Papers: Kraft, Ruby Red and Ivory Naturals card stock, Christmas Cocoa Specialty Paper
Inks: Basic Brown, Ruby Red
Accessories: Sponges, Pastels, Blender Pens, More Mustard 1/4" Gros Grain Ribbon, Earth Elements Brad, Modern Label Punch

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Sketch 118 for Stamping 411



Top Image: Card Inside
Bottom Image: Card Front

I sat down this morning to create a card for the Stamping 411 Sketch Challenge #SSC118. My mind has been going to Christmas Card creations lately and I have several new sets that have been waiting for me since before my vacation. We had a great vacation by the way. Cool weather, lots of bicycling and relaxing in Yosemite and on the California Coast.
Anyway back to stamping. I wanted to use "Berry Christmas" out of the Holiday Mini Catalog and the new word set "Many Merry Messages". I have not invested in much Designer paper as of yet, so used all card stock and did some background stamping to create the accents for the card. You can really make a lot of your own contrasting papers in this way, and really make them coordinate well with the rest of the card. I am pleased with how this turned out. I also put some white card stock inside (top image), which I usually do when the base of my card is a darker color card stock. I hope you like my contribution to this challenge.
Stamp Sets: Many Merry Messages, Berry Christmas
Inks: Real Red, Old Olive, Crushed Curry
Papers: Real Red, Old Olive, Crushed Curry, Whisper White card stock
Accessories: circle cutter, Mistle Toe Old Olive Ribbon Originals, sponges

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

World Card Making Day Open Workshop

Mark you calendars to attend my Open Workshop event on October 3, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Allow yourself 2 hours to make at least 3 projects. A light lunch and snacks will be provided. The Cost is $15.00. Please RSVP by October 1 so I will be able to plan how many supplies to prepare. Invite your friends to join you for a fun day of creativity. I will be demonstrating the Big Shot that day, plus I will have some of the items that are highlighted in the Holiday Mini Catalog. This will be a great event to get your creative juices flowing in preparation for the upcoming holiday season. I hope to see you all there!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Branch Out


This stamp set is fun to use for any season of the year. In this case, the winter season is highlighted, using a bare tree with subtle sponged wintry colors in the background and just a hint of glitter.
Stamp Set: Branch Out
Inks: Lavender Lace, Bashful Blue, So Saffron, Close to Cocoa, Basic Black
Papers: Whisper White, Bashful Blue Card Stock, Bashful Blue Print Designer Paper
Accessories: White Satin Ribbon, Silver Eyelet, Dimensional Adhesive

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Delightful Decorations

One of the best things about Stampin' Up products is the many punches which co-ordinate with their stamp sets. It makes creating impressive cards so much easier. This is another sample of how well these products work together.

Stamp Set: Delightful Decorations, Razzle Dazzle
Inks: Versamark, Old Olive, Dusty Durango
Papers: Soft Suede, Old Olive, Bashful Blue Card Stock
Accessories: Ornament Punch, Dusty Durango Polka Dot Ribbon, Dimensional Adhesive, Silver Elastic Cord

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Serene Snowflakes

This Card is made with a wonderful set which is highlighted in the New Holiday Mini Catalog. I love the elegant snowflakes included in this set. This card is done in a neutral tones, but can also be beauful using a blue/silver color scheme. The snowflakes are highlighted with Champagne Shimmer Paint which gives them a slight shimmery hightlight. I think I am going to like the new shimmer paint!
Stamp Set: Serene Snowflakes, Holiday Best
Inks: Soft Suede, White Stazon, Gold Encore
Papers: Very Vanilla, Sahara Sand, Soft Suede and Gold Card Stock
Accessories: Champagne Shimmer Paint, Gold Brads, Dimesional adhesive, Gold Empbossing Powder

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Flight of the Butterfly

This Set in the New Catalog is becoming one of my favorites. The largest Butterfly is punched out with the new Butterfly Punch and gives the card a 3-D look. Here are the details:

Stamp sets: Flight of the Butterfly, Inspired by Nature
Inks: Certainly Celery, Rose Red, Regal Rose, So Saffron, Chocolate Chip
Papers: Pretty in Pink, Kraft, Rose Red and Whisper White Card Stock
Accessories: Butterfly punch, Eyelet Border Punch, Soft Suede Polka Dot Ribbon,

Vacation

I will be on vacation from September 7, until September 24. We will be enjoying some of our favorite camping spots in Yosemite and down the California Coast from Monterey to Pismo Beach. On-line ordering is always available, and I will try to do a blog entry or two while I am gone. I really need to get a Lap top so I can stay connected, but so far that is not in my future. I hope to see many of you at my next event, World Card Making Day, October 3, 2009.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Mojo Monday Week 102 Challenge

This sketch made me think of the Medallion Stamp once again. I think this is going to be one of my favorite stamps!. I was going for a mainly monochromatic look, with a slight hint of color. It doesn't show up real well on the picture, but the center of the medallion has the Champagne Shimmer paint on it and it gives it a really nice look.

Stamps: Medallion, Happy Everything, Beautiful Thing
Inks: Sahara Sand, Soft Suede
Papers: Kraft, Ivory Naturals, Soft Suede, and Blush Blossom Cardstock
Accessories: Scallop Circle Punch, Clear Ice Brads, Soft Suede Polka Dot Ribbon, Champagne Shimmer Paint, Sponges.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Holiday Mini Catalog Debut Today

Although many of you have not yet received your new "Mini", Stampin' Up assures me they will arrive in your Mailbox this week! It is jam packed with lovely products for Holiday stamping projects. When it arrives, grab your cup of coffee, put your feet up and take a break to enjoy some of the great new products and ideas.
I will be hosting a workshop on Thursday, September 3, at 2:00 pm, and will highlight several products from the Mini Catalog. Remember from today until September 5, I will offer 10% off on products from this "Mini". This is my personal special only, so not available on on-line orders. Orders must be placed directly through me either in person, via e-mail, or by phone.
You will have to check out the great Build-A-Bear section near the back of the book, and also the information about My Digital Workshop, a new digital scrapbooking program which will be released soon.
Please call with any questions. If you have not received your "Mini" by the end of this week, please contact me. I do have some extra copies which will be available at my workshop.
Happy Stampin'

Monday, August 31, 2009

Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge #85


I saw an entry on another challenge last week, done in these colors and I loved the paper, colors and everything about the combination. I have used basically the same supplies and rearranged them to fit this challenge.
Stamp Sets: Autumn Splendor, Holiday Best
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Paper: Taken with Teal, Chocolate Chip cardstock, Autumn Meadows DSP
Accessories: gold brads, dimensionals (under leaf), sponging around leaf.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Sketch 114 Entry for Stamping 411

Today's card is for the Challenge on The Stamping 411 Blog. This was a fun sketch. I am finding just thinking about a sketch and how I am going to do it is really good for my creativity. I just got the Medallion Stamp in my order this week and have been anxious to use it, so here is my first card with this great stamp. I had meant to use all the new In-Colors, but after completing the card I realized I had used the Pacific Point from the old In-Colors instead of Bermuda Bay.
Here are the Details for the card:
Paper: Soft Suede, Crushed Curry, and Pacific Point Cardstock
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: Gold Embossing Powder, Small Circle Brad Gold Elastic Cord,
Misc. Notes: Torn edge and circle brad embossed with versamark and gold embossing powder.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Another Sketch Challenge Entry

This entry is for Monday Lunch Time Sketch Challenge For the Techno Stamper Blog. It just so happens that a card I just finished for a class next Wedneday fits right into this Sketch.
Paper: Bordering Blue, Parisian Breeze Retired DSP
Ink: Basic Brown
Stamp Set: Sense of Time
Accessories: HodgePodge Hardware

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Sketch Challenge Entry


This is my entry for Stamping 411 Sketch Challenge 113

Looking Forward to Fall

You may have received your new Holiday Mini Catalog in the mail already and have had a chance to view some of the exciting seasonal products that are being introduced for your fall and holiday stamping and decorating projects. If not, you can look forward to receiving it any day now. (Call me if you don't receive one) The products in this mini catalog will be available starting September 1 and through December 31. There will be some exciting promotions offered by Stampin' Up during this catalog sales period.
*My own personal special will be 10% of any products from the new mini when ordered in correlation with the Workshop I will offer on September 3. If you submit your order to directly to me between September 1 - 5, (not online), You will receive this discount. ( I will be on vacation when this order comes in, so orders will have to be picked up at my home).
Hostess Promotion
Dates: September 1 - November 30, 2009
Stampin' Up has announced a sweet deal for hostesses September through November:
Host a workshop totaling $250 or more and choose any one item* from the 2009 Holiday Mini Catalog for only $10! This means you could pick one of the large Bigz dies for our Big shot, or the most expensive set from the mini catalog for $10 if you host this workshop. You will also receive the usual Hostess benefits as listed on pg. 3 of the Holiday Mini.
*Offer excludes hostess sets and My Digital Studio.
Call me today to schedule your workshop and take advantage of this exciting hostess promotion.