Monday, August 27, 2007

New Holiday Mini Collection

Stampin' Up!'s new Holiday Mini Collection should be showing up in your mailboxes. WOW! Besides the fabulous new stamp sets, wheels, ribbons, and accessories, did you know that ALL THE STAMP SETS IN THIS MINI COLLECTION ARE DIE CUT!!!! This will save stampers valuable time in mounting their stamps. As a demonstrator, I take pride in trimming my stamp sets very close to the image. I did not need to trim off any excess on the stamp sets.
At my Technique Tuesday class last week, I showed my customers a die-cut set from the new Holiday Mini Collection. They were impressed too!
What did I purchase from the Holiday Mini Collection (so far)? The Snow Jumbo Wheel (I collect snowmen so this was a must), Holy Triptych, Silver Elastic Cord, Holiday Harmony Double-Sided Designer Paper, Mini Library Clips, Autumn Apparitions, and the Autumn Leaves Wheel.
I've already uploaded several examples of the Autumn Apparitions stamp set to my stamped art gallery:
Let me know what you think!

Friday, August 24, 2007

Becoming Jane

For those who know me, you already know I am a Jane Austen fanatic or rather a Janeite. For those of you who don't know me, you do. When I was deciding about joining the blogging world, I even pondered if Jane Austen would have blogged.
Becoming Jane hit only a few small theatres in major movie cities. I had almost lost any hope that my small Wisconsin town (West Bend) would bring this movie about Jane Austen's life to me (well, before NETFLIX would get to it).
To my genuine surprise, I found out it is coming to my town this weekend...and bonus points for husband has plans with my boys all weekend!
I love movies, but rarely go to the movie theatres - especially since NETFLIX. I am treating myself today and hope to get swept away by the story of my literary heroine!

Thursday, August 23, 2007

My First Technique Tuesday Class

Because my customers keep asking for more ideas and stamping events, I started a new event with the 2007-2008 Fall/Winter Collection. On one Tuesday each month, I will be hosting a Technique Tuesday stamping class in my home. For only $5.00, my customers will get to make 3 different cards using techniques I will teach them!

As a bonus for my customers, when they attend their first Technique Tuesday class, I will be handing out one pack of my card sample protectors so they can keep the instructions with the cards they make! Here is a scan of my card protectors -

It was a FULL HOUSE this month - and my stampers were thrilled with the techniques, color combos, finished cards, and their ability to quickly complete the projects!
I posted the 3 cards from the Technique Tuesday class to my stamped art gallery - you can check them out here:

Sunday, August 5, 2007

My Christmas in July Stamp Camp

I have finally uploaded my Christmas in July Stamp Camp samples on my stamped art gallery site.
You can check them out here -
I hosted three evenings filled with happy stampers!