Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Stampin' Up New Catalog Kick Off Event and BOGO Sale!!!!

Out with the old and in with the new and exciting! :)  Tomorrow the new 2010-2011 Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog begins.  I have my "list" all ready to go!  This means that I'm going to need space--a lot of space--for all the new stamps and accessories!  Soooo, we will be having a New Catalog Kick Off Event and BOGO Sale!  Come and see the new color renovation, five new In-Colors, samples...  We will have two simple make and takes and a whole bunch of retired stamp sets and accessories to chose from!  For every dollar spent, you will receive credit towards an order from the new catalog!  Admission is $10.  Schedule a Stampin' Smile Party before September 1st and receive a certificate good for an additional $10 in free merchandise when you host your party!  And a free catalog!

Please contact me if you have any questions.  RSVP by Friday 5pm.  Space is limited!

Look forward to seeing you!

Stampin' Smiles!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Sunny Stampin' Group Projects

Hello!  I wanted to share some great projects shared at our Stampin' Smile group meeting last night.  There were some great swaps and MaryAnn taught us how to make some really neat things that I will surely make again in the future!  Thanks, Mary Ann!

Here's Heid's flip-flop card.  I'm really not sure if that's the "official" name, but that's what it does, so that's what I'm calling it... :)

Reina made this card perfect for Father's Day using the spotlight technique.  There's even a slot to put a gift card from Dad's favorite place!

Here's mine, I cased it from the new catalog...It uses the new "Petal Prints" stamp set that was part of our pillow gift while on the Caribbean Cruise!  Stampin' Up! sure knows how to spoil us!

And here is a cute holder that MaryAnn taught us how to make.  It can be used to hold note paper, cards, Post-Its...It's very versatile as it can be decorated for any theme.  She also made a collection of cards to put in it using the Level I Hostess Set "It's the Thought".  Receive this set FREE when you host a workshop of $150 or more.  Here's the holder:

And here are close up photos of the cards...very simple and clean.  These cards were colored with the Aqua Painter and re-inkers and dusted with a little bit of dazzling diamonds for that perfect touch!


We also used the watercolor technique to make pansies that we used as a focal point for our Fancy Favor Box and a beautiful flower to adorn a elegant card!

MaryAnn also taught us how to make this tea bag holder/dispenser made with the new Designer Series Paper Greenhouse Gala.  As a demonstrator, we are able to order certain sneak peek items...It's wonderful! :)  Do you know how much more onolicious ('ono' is yummy in Hawaiian) your tea will taste coming from such a beautiful dispenser?  Unless you're like me and forever keep everything in tact as a "sample" in "The Collection".   Hee, hee!  Those of you who know what I'm talking about...Aren't we funny?!  Oh, here's the photo...  This box also uses our new Marina Mist 1/8" taffeta ribbon and Mini Vintage Tags.

I look forward to our monthly Stampin' Smile get-together where we swap, talk about Stampin' Up!, share a project--in this case several--and have a super time!  If this sounds like something you would enjoy, we would love to have you in our Stampin' Smile group too!  Now is a perfect time to join with the $99 special Stampin' Up is offering!  Please contact me for details and/or visit my Stampin' Up! website.

If you would like to learn how to make any of the projects here, please let me know.  If you would like to order any of the supplies to make these projects, I am happy to help you!

Thank you for stopping by!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Pacific Stampers Summer Mini Stamp Camp!

Wow!  I had fun at our Summer Mini Stamp Camp!  We had four great projects for our guests, a wonderful demonstration by Krista, door prizes, really neat silent auction items and raffle prizes.  I have a few photos to share...

Here are the projects, first is a faux leather wallet created by Lorinne.  This really looks like a leather wallet!  The Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder is perfect for this project!

Next is Naoko's flower bloom photo holder.  Using Stampin' Up!'s dies and punches, Naoko created this very cute project perfect for a gift or to keep for yourself...

The next project was designed by Sonya. Very elegant notecards with matching envelopes are tucked in a folder with a personalized belly band.  The flower was dyed to match using a reinker...  Another great gift idea anyone would appreciate or something to make and use yourself!

And this is my project.  Another piece to the Island Oasis ensemble.  It is an abbreviated version of my May Craft Project Central project.  A mini chalk board for notes.

And...Here is the very cute "Welcome" sign and matching favors created by Brenda.  She is truly amazing!


Our next stamp camp will be Sunday, September 5th.  Save the date!  I hope you can join us! :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

A Great Opportunity!

Stampin' Up! has just announced a new promotion to sign up as a demonstrator!! The $99 Mini Starter Kit. This kit includes:

The Mini Starter Kit--valued at over $180--contains the items listed below; while all items are recommended, you can substitute a like item of equal or lesser value.

  • Watercolor Trio stamp set (wood-mount)-$22.95 Value
  • I {Heart} Hearts stamp set (clear-mount)-$18.95 Value
  • Clear-Mount Block C-$6.95 Value
  • Homemade single stamp*-$8.95 Value
  • Whisper White card stock (8-1/2" x 11")-$7.50 Value
  • Brights Collection assorted card stock (8-1/2" x 11")*-$6.95 Value
  • Melon Mambo Classic Stampin' Pad-$5.95 Value
  • Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin' Pad*-$5.95 Value
  • Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin' Pad-$5.95 Value
  • Tempting Turquoise Classic Stampin' Pad-$5.95 Value
  • Basic Black 1/8" taffeta ribbon*-$5.95 Value
  • Color Coach*-$14.95 Value
  • SNAIL Adhesive-$6.95 Value
TOTAL VALUE OF PRODUCTS ALONE = $123.93!!!!!!!!!!!!!

*Sneak peek items!

The Mini Starter Kit also includes the same business supplies that are in the standard Starter Kit (please note: no alternative selections can be made for business items). Contents are listed below:
  • Getting Started DVD
  • Getting Started Guide
  • Guest Invitation Postcards (100)
  • 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog (8)*
  • Summer Mini Catalog (8)
  • To My Hostess Envelopes (10)
  • Recruit Folders (5)
  • Recruit Brochures (20)
  • Hostess Brochures (20)
*New demonstrator who join Stampin' Up! in June, you will receive a free box of 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalogs during the first part of July.

If you are interested in starting your own business, I would love to have you on our team!!! I will help you get your first workshop booked and assist you in planning and prepping for it. It doesn't matter if you live close to me or across the country, I can help you all the way through!

Whether you are wanting to start your own business or just get a great deal on Stampin' Up! Merchandise, this is a wonderful opportunity!!

As a demonstrator you will:
  • receive at least a 20% discount on EVERY order; 30% on your first workshop order
  • get a first look at all the new products
  • dozens of training resources filled with project ideas and tips to help you run every aspect of your business, including a monthly publication called Stampin’ Success, Demonstrator Support agents, a demonstrator only web site, hundreds of samples, annual and seasonal catalogs, a training DVD, the Demonstrator Manual, and a Product Guide
  • be able to order products before anyone else
  • be eligible for contests to win free SU merchandise
  • be a part of a phenomenal company
  • make lasting friendships
Click HERE to sign up through my website. My recruiter password is stampinsmile

Please contact me if you have any questions...

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Craft Project Central Blogiversary! And Blog Candy!

It’s Craft Project Central's "Blog"iversary!! Yes, this is our sixth month at Craft Project Central!! We are having so much fun creating great projects for you to use for your own personal use, for gifts, and for classes and clubs!!

To thank you for helping make Craft Project Central such a success and so much fun, we will be giving away some blog candy this month!! Each week we will have a new challenge, so make sure you check back each week!

This week, just head on over to and leave us a comment letting us know what you like best about the sitel! In one week we will do a random drawing and the winner will get $25 in Stampin’ Up! product, plus a free one month subscription!!

Stampin' Smiles!

It's been a while...

Oh my, time sure flies! I have a ton to share with you!  Some really great projects have posted over at Craft Project Central since the last project I  posted--I have some catching up to do.  First, this super cute Teacher Appreciation Desk created and shared by Michele--get details and instructions at Craft Project Central.

Almost makes me want to be a teacher...ha, ha!  I wouldn't last a day...I salute all teachers!  Thank you for all you do!  By the time I'm posting this, most children are already out of school...It's ok, you can get a head start on next year or make one for your child's summer school teacher(s).  You could modify it and make one for just about any occasion.  Thanks, Michelle!

The next project is an elegant wedding ensemble designed by Sonya.
   Wow!  I wish this was around when we got married!  (Which by the way was 15 years ago this month on the 10th.)  This ensemble looks even more elegant in real life!  If you or someone you know is getting maarried, you will definitely want to check this out.  Sonya makes all kinds of beautiful invitations!
Thanks for sharing, Sonya!

Jacque created the next project, Tropical Party Stationery Set.  The box opens up to reveal compartments for four regular size cards and envelopes, four mini note cards and envelopes, and four gift tags. Also included in the box is a little address book, a little holder for postage stamps, and also a pen holder.  Thanks, Jacque!

I can't wait to try this technique!  The next project at Craft Project Central is another page to add to your Technique Page collection.  Naoko shares with us this beautiful Butterfly card.  Thanks, Naoko!

Brenda, affectionately known as the "Punch Queen" has created yet another cute punched creation.  This time it's a Fireman Pop Up Gift Card Holder.  Love it!  Thanks, Brenda for all your wonderful creations!

And, I'll end this post with my May contribution to Craft Project Central.  It's a Memo Board using Stampin' Up!'s Island Oasis Designer Series Paper--which I think is so perfect for Hawaii, tropical vacations, etc....  This project can be adapted by changing the paper.  The right side features Stampin Up!'s Definitely Decorative Chalkboard Elements.  It comes in sheets and can be cut to any size, shape and applied just about anywhere!  The possibilities are endless!

I hope you enjoyed these projects...Head on over to to see this and more great projects like it. And don't forget to join us on Facebook if you haven't already. Upload your versions of our Craft Project Central projects and be entered into a drawing for a free one month subscription!

Stampin' Smiles!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

So long, farewell, it's time for them to go-oh...

(Recognize it from The Sound of Music?) :)

The retiring stamp and accessory lists are out!

The retiring stamp sets will be available until the end of June however the accessories are only available while they are in stock. If there is something you want...HURRY!! They will go quickly, especially the discounted items!

You do not want to miss out on the dies for the Big Shot that are retiring and most of the "old style" punches are going!!

Click HERE for the retiring stamp list!

Click HERE for the retiring accessory list and all the discounts on products going out!!

Click HERE for the retiring definitely decorative list at 25% off!

You can call or e-mail me your orders and I will put them in for you immediately or if it's more convenient, you can go to my Stampin' Up site and put it through yourself! Just click on 'shop now' in the upper right hand corner.

Spend over $150 and receive FREE hostess benefits!

Don't forget Open House on Saturday, June 5th from 9 am to 12 noon.  Contact me for details and to RSVP.

Stampin' Smiles,