Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator ~ Debbie Dutchess ~ www.debbied.stampinup.net ~ deeleed@aol.com

Monday, December 28, 2009

Back To Business

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! Ours was busy as usual, and we did have a wonderful time. I have had to put my stamping on the back burner for a while, with lots of "life" stuff going on. My Father-in-Law is very ill. We actually thought we were going to lose him before Thanksgiving, but he has had a miraculous turn-around, and is doing a little better. My husband was working out-of-town for 3 weeks straight right before Christmas. He was only 2-1/2 hours away, so I traveled to see him on the weekends. This past week, I have just stopped to take a deep breath, and gear up for the new year.

I am very excited about the Occasions Mini Catalog! If you haven't received your copy in the mail, contact me and I will get a copy to you right away. You don't want to miss this one! There are some great new products being introduced. This is also Sale-a-Bration Time! Beginning January 5, 2010, with every $50 you spend, you can choose a FREE Sale-a-Bration product. Stampin' Up! has also extended Sale-a-Bration to include several Stamp Sets in the 2009 Idea Book & Catalog! Check my website after January 5 for more details.

I would like to invite you to my Open House introducing some of these great new products. If you would like to see, touch, feel & use the New Clear Mount Blocks, New Style Punches, & Big Shot Dies & Accessories, stop by my home on January 10, 2010 between 1pm & 4pm. Also, sign up for my Very Valentine Class scheduled for January 24, 2010 at 1pm. Get all your Valentines done in one day! We will be completing 12 cards (3 designs, 4 cards each) and 4 Valentine Treat Holders.

I hope to get back into my craft room & back down to business so I can get some samples posted showcasing some of these fun new products!

Thanks for visiting, have a great day!
dd

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

New Images Available for My Digital Studio!

Not ready for the New Year? No problem! You can get ready with the two new Digital Downloads now available for My Digital Studio. The Calendar Grid Basic Kit gives you several options for your calendar’s foundation, while the Calendar Basics Kit will help you decorate your calendar in style!

Go to my website: Shop Now, Digital Crafting, Digital Kits.

Item Number Name Price
118120 Calendar Basics Kit $9.95
121423 Calendar Grid Basic Kit $3.95

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Fancy Favor Box Luminary

This is one of the projects that we did in my last class. I saw something similar to this on another blog, done with metal sheets, and thought, why not just use metallic cardstock. This Red is not Stampin' Up! However, we do have Brushed Gold & Silver Metallic Cardstock that would work beautifully for this project. Because I used cardstock, I can't use a real candle, so I have a battery operated tea light inside. I love the way they "flicker" to make it look as though a real candle is burning.

First I cut the Fancy Favor Box with my Big Shot. Then I used the Petals a Plenty Embossing Folder. This is a bit tricky. Place the folder over the straight end of the box and run it through the Big Shot. Trim a 1/2" off the tab end of the box so the folder will meet in the middle. Make sure you keep the same side of the folder on top as the first side. Learn from my mistakes ;0. Run through the Big Shot. I used my Anywhere Hole Punch from the tool kit that we used to carry. You could use your Paper Piercing Tool and wiggle it around to make the hole a little bigger. Then use Sticky Strip to adhere the side and bottom.

These would make adorable table decorations for bridal or baby showers, or even weddings. You could add a handle, ribbons, flowers...the possibilities are endless!

Thanks for stopping by today. Enjoy your weekend!

dd

Friday, December 11, 2009

Holiday Sale!

12 Days of Holiday Sales

These might be the most exciting 12 days of December with select Big Shot Dies and Vinyl Sheets for the Big Shot on sale! The 12 Days of Holiday Sales begin today and runs through December 22.

There are no quantity limits and no qualifiers to receive these discounts.

Discounts range from 15 ~ 25 percent.

Orders must be placed by December 15 to assure delivery for Christmas.

Visit my website to see all the great products that are on sale!

Products:

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.


Thursday, December 10, 2009

Lattice Ornament

In preparing for a class totally devoted to using the Big Shot, I was inspired one night, and created this Lattice Ornament.

This is the Lattice Bigz Die. I cut 3 of them with Real Red Cardstock, scored them down the middle and folded them in half. I used my 2-way Glue Pen to glue 2 halves together. That's when the inspiration really hit me. I grabbed my Pretties Kit and added the Clear, Round & Teardrop Beads. I used Crystal Effects to hold the beads in the middle in place on the metal pins. I had to use 3 pins, and cut them with the Craft & Rubber Scissors so the ends would be hidden under the cardstock. Then I glued the last Lattice in place.

Make Stampin' Up! your one-stop shop for all your holiday gift-giving needs. Be sure to check out the Gift Giving Guide where you can quickly and easily find gifts for kids, teens, neighbors, and more! Plus, get a FREE Décor Elements (up to a $16.95 value) when you spend $50 on products in the guide.

Don't forget about my special with the Dormant Sets that are retiring. Order any set that will be retiring in January, and I will give you a 20% Discount. Check out the list to see if there are any sets that you need! This is my personal special and can not be honored through on-line orders.

Have a great day. Thanks for stopping by!

dd

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Dormant Stamp Sets To Retire Soon

The following stamp sets will be retiring on January 4, 2010

Item Number Stamp Set
113407 Back Woods
114492 Beautiful Baby
114486 Birthday Wish
113200 Branch Out
114496 Celebrations
113732 Central Park
113206 Classic Sketches
113226 Classy & Fabulous
114498 Flowers in Silhouette
113405 Font of You
113216 For the Bride
114494 Forever
109425 Friend by Definition
114488 Fun Flowers
113716 Garden Greetings
114490 Glad Friends
111580 Grand Soiree
113242 Hit the Road
113710 Lexicon of Leaves
113236 Man's Best Friend
114423 Ocean Commotion
113728 Playful Petals
109276 Polka Dot
111544 Putt Putt
113240 Quilt Quips
113754 Really Retro
113403 Sip by Sip
113726 Sweet Stems
113250 That's Funny
113688 Wonderful Watercolors
114028 Para la novia
114032 Acuarelas Maravillosas

If any of these stamp sets are on your wish list make sure to get them before they are gone for good!

~Special Offer ~

I am offering a 20% Discount on any Stamp Set purchased from the Dormant List

You must place your order directly with me to get this discount.

This is my personal special, and I can not honor this discount with orders placed online.


Place your order by Saturday, December 12 to assure delivery for Christmas!

dd

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Dasher Card

Oh my goodness, where does the time go? I spent the day yesterday plowing through my craft room. It was a bit less than tidy, and yesterday was the first day that I've had since the Craft Bazaar to get in there and try to get things back in order so I can sit down and get back to work. Unfortunately, there hasn't been much stamping going on here lately.

Fortunately, I do have a card to share with you today. This is Dasher. He is one of the Under $10 individual stamps located in the back of the catalog. I just love him! He's especially elegant stamped in the Encore Silver Metallic Ink. These inks tend to dry slowly, so I used my Heat Tool to quickly heat-set it to keep it from smearing.

The snowflake stamp in the background is from the Level 2 Hostess Set, Christmas Punch. Each of the stamps in this set coordinates with one of the punches. The snowflake stamp coordinates with the Boho Blossoms Punch.

You could Host a qualifying Workshop, earn this Hostess set, and then use your Hostess Awards to get a Punch for FREE! Don't forget, you can get a FREE Décor Elements (up to a $16.95 value) when you spend $50 on products from the Gift Giving Guide.

The silver metallic ribbon and sentiment are both retired SU items.


Thanks for visiting!

dd