Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Found a New Download

I was cleaning up my craft room (gasp!) and found the disc they gave us at Convention for the Noteworthy MDS digital images. So I put it on my computer and made this:

Everything on this page is from the Noteworthy package. Do you like it? I really like the alphabet set and numbers. You can make them any color. I played around with the papers a little and really like the swirls and polka dots. So fun to play with!

If you want this disc you can get it by being a hostess. Let's plan a date to get together and I'll show you the software and all the fun things it can do. I even have samples of our print services. High quality and fast turn around.

Just as a reminder, tomorrow is the last day for the buy three get one free deal on Designer Paper. Don't miss out on this awesome deal! You save over $10.

Have a blessed day!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Christmas Card Stamp a Stack

Here's my totally wintery Christmas Card. (even though it's 100 degrees outside.)


I used the new embossing folder from the Holiday Mini Catalog. Totally LOVE this new folder. I inked it up before running it through the Big Shot.

You might be asking what that crinkly looking stuff is. Well it's waffle paper. I like it but it only comes in Silver and Gold now. I like the Chocolate Chip color.

This is the card we are making tomorrow. I have 5 people coming so far. Might have enough for one more person. If you are interested let me know.

I'll be showing you a really cute project I made with a friend. Actually my friend showed me how to make it. I wish I could post pictures now but it's kinda for someone. Hee hee. I'll post it after the 2nd.

Hope you are having a great day!

Jackie

Monday, August 15, 2011

Shaving Cream Technique

Okay stampers! Have you ever tried doing the Shaving Cream technique? All you need is this:


Well maybe some Tupperware and a butter knife too. LOL. Want to learn how to do it? Then come to my house tomorrow night. We'll have dinner at 6:30pm and then we'll make this fun card.



I love the new In Colors. Island Indigo, Pool Party and Lucky Limeade. Sounds like a party if you ask me. LOL. I used the new brads and ribbon on this. The technique part is the background paper. You'll learn to make that using the shaving cream and re-inkers.

So much fun! I hope you can make it.

Back to school!

Wow! My first day of freedom and I'm getting lots of laundry done. LOL. Actually I've been making some phone calls for my business. I love to reconnect with past customers and make sure they have everything they need. One of my goals this month is to start a "use your stuff" class. If you are like me you might buy something and never put it together and use it. I have a lot of stamp sets just waiting to be inked. Now that my two girls are in school I'll have more time to create cards and scrapbook pages.

Here's a scrapbook page from today.


I did this with My Digital Studio so no ink required. It's a great program with lots of awesome stamp sets, embellishments and papers all stored neatly on my computer. What makes this so great is that it's portable (if you have a laptop.)

Well I think I better check on laundry, eat some lunch and get back to work.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Turtle Time

My team of turtles were busy last night but a few were able to come. Laura was our number one in sales and she got a special gift for being top sales person.


It's a bauble for the Simply Adorned Chain.

I also did a Minute to Win It game where we timed the ladies to see how many ink pads they could open in one minute. Laura breezed through them like an old pro. She ended up winning with 20 ink pads opened in a minute. Woo hoo! Elizabeth did pretty good opening 18. Two actually came apart. It was a good thing I remembered how to put them together. Click here if you ever have a problem with yours. The video will help you.

Here's some of the door prizes and game prizes I gave away.


I started to work on the class projects for the Strength and Hope Stamp Set.

Here's the scrapbook page you get to do.



Pictures of my child not included. LOL.

But what is included you ask? Well let me tell you. The stamp set Strength and Hope. This scrapbook page. A card. A box and a candle. I will show you pictures of those soon. But really you should sign up for the class right now. Visit my events page and click on the RSVP. It's only $30.

That's it for today. I hope to hear from you soon.


Friday, August 5, 2011

Little Suzy Homemaker

Well their name isn't Suzy but they want to learn to do some homemaker stuff. Crazy girls.

Here's Amanda using the iron.


Here's Jessica.


I think they are on their way to being little homemakers. LOL. I was thinking of scrapbooking these pictures and thought...wouldn't it be neat to have some paper or stamps with ironing boards on them? Well of course it would. So here's what I've order recently.




You can find this stamp set and paper on page 53 of the Idea Book and Catalog. I love this Suite of products. So many cute accessories too.

Still don't have a catalog? You can buy one for $10 or host a party and get it for free. Contact me today for more information.

Dont forget today is Tax Free day in Alabama. Let me know what supplies you need to stock up on and I'll order it for you. Tax free. For some of you that's a 10% savings.

Have a blessed day!

Jackie

Thursday, August 4, 2011

It's awesome to be a demo!

I know a few of my friends and customers have been getting an ear full about how great it is to be a demonstrator. Apparently they agree but feel a little bit weary of joining the Stampin' Up! Family.

I can understand why they don't want to do it. Sometimes it's time, sometimes it's space. Sometimes it's fear of having to sell. Whatever the case may be I have been unable to sign someone up since attending Convention.

I'll be honest with you. I will get something if someone signs up before August 15th. I will get three free stamp sets. That's right. Maybe even four if the recruiting challenge is met by all convention attendees.

That's a lot of free stamps and that's if I sign up one person.

So I'm thinking that maybe I need to offer some free stamps to those who join before August 15th.

Would anyone want a free stamp set? How about two? How about three??? I have a huge box of totally awesome stamp sets that I'm willing to part with if someone just signs up with me.

I don't know why anyone wouldn't want to be a part of my Totally awesome Turtle group. Turtles are the best because we are Terrific, Unique, Resourceful, Talented, Lovely Stampers. That's why.

I know that there's a commitment that seems to stop some ladies from actually going through with signing up. I know that some take joining Stampin; Up! seriously. But if you ask yourself these three questions and answer yes to them I think we should talk more about the opportunity to live a life that you have always wanted.

1.  Do I love being creative?

2. Do I like to save money?

3. Do I want to spend time with other creative ladies?

These questions will get you started thinking about joining. Don't let negative thoughts stop you from doing something that could posible change your life for the best. I am so thankful to Michelle for moving away because I would have never joined if she was still here. I would never have met the ladies I know now and I would never had known that I'm capable of running a successful business. I am grateful to Michelle for giving me the push I needed to become a Stampin' Up! demonstrator.

Want to know another perk? I'm part of a group called L-inked Together. I'm in the second level of Mandy Grant who is totally awesome! She inspires me to do more with my craft and with my business just by doing it herself. When she earned the cruise to Alaska I realized that I could do more to reach my goals. She prayed for me and my business and I felt that power in my life as I was able to step outside my comfort zone and ask more ladies to be a part of my team. It can be scary to ask someone to spend money and start their own crafting circle. Luckily I found a group of ladies that lift me up and inspire me to grow and do more. I'm still learning to be a better leader but I feel that our friendship is the most important part of what I'm doing.

Here's a fabulous gift that Mandy gave me at Convention.


It's a journal that she designed using My Digital Studio. I love how she makes me feel special and appreciated. She's an amazing person and I'm glad to know her and continue our friendship.

So now you know the truth about being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator.

What are you waiting for? Call me! LOL.

251-454-9545

Jackie

Creative ideas

I've been staying up late working on some scrapbook pages. Here's my latest one.


I used the new stamp set in the Idea Book and Catalog called Up, Up and Away on page 63. It's so cute and fun. I'll probably make a few birthday cards with it for the girls to use this year.

Of course I already need happy belated birthday cards. Here's one that's a 3 x 3 card using the new Ronald McDonald House Stamp Set called Turtle & Co. on page 16. Stampin' Up! donates $3 every time someone buys this stamp set. I think it's the cutest set with frogs, turtles, snails and great sayings.



All the paper you need is whisper white cardstock. Everything else is ink. Well the little flower is punched out of some scrap cardstock I had.

I colored in the turtle with markers, applied some two-way glue and some dazzling diamonds, added a pearl and there you go. So pretty and cute and ready to send to one of my many friends and family who had a birthday in the last couple months. LOL.

Speaking of turtles I have to show off two cards I received recently.





It's so nice to receive a card back once in a while. :) I loved these two cards because they are so fun and playful and full of details. Glitter, cut out letters, lots of layers and neat ideas for adding texture. Thank you Carol and Becky! You guys are awesome!

I will post some pictures of my girls ironing tomorrow. LOL. I know. They wanted to learn. Not sure if I'm the best teacher for that but at least they didn't get burned.

Have a great day!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Designer Paper Deal is here!

Don't you just love Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper? Don't you wish you could get more of what you want for less? Well this month you can get a FREE pack of DSP when you buy three. I love this deal so much! Usually I'm not the kind to buy different papers. But I do like to stock up on my favorite DSP. So this month I'll be buying a few packs of Well Worn. As a demonstrator I get to take advantage of the deal plus I get paid 20% on it. How awesome is that!



If you would like to get a free pack of DSP let me know and I'll put it on my next order. Better yet, lets set up a date for a private class for you and your friends and I'll show you some great techniques.

This month I'll be preordering Holiday Mini products. If you want a chance to win a free set from me make sure you host a workshop. All hostesses for this month will be entered into a drawing for the holiday set in the mini catalog called Pines and Poinsettias. 

Time to go place my preorder today. If you need anything just let me know and I'll add it on.
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