Wednesday, October 29, 2008

New rubber stamping video

I just love Stampin' Up! They've really been taking good care of us demonstrators! I was checking out my downline's SU website today, and I saw that she had a great video on her site. I checked out my site, and I've got it too! Oh! I'm so excited! I had met a really nice gal this past Saturday while I was working the Scrapbook Discovery Day at Michaels in Paramus. She was telling me that she watches the video techniques on U-Tube all the time, and suggested that I should start posting some because it would really draw some new customers to my website & blog. I've been seriously considering doing this, but I have to still get a few more projects done and out of the way first. Now, I don't have to rush to get the first one done, because SU did one for me! Check it out ... just click on my website link to the right. And, while you're on my SU website, check out my calendar of events. I just updated it, tweaked a few class descriptions, and added a couple of great holiday classes to make inexpensive and easy gift projects. I'll get photos of these class projects on here in my next post.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Sorry I've been MIA

These past few weeks have literally been flying by! I feel like I've been so busy, but it also seems like nothing's getting done. In fact, just this morning, I decided to shower and then get out early to run some errands that I've been putting off. Well, I also decided to empty all the garbage cans while I was in all the bedrooms collecting laundry. When I was in the downstairs bathroom, I decided to wash the throw rug, and vacuum the (always seems to be dirty) white tile floor (thanks alot DH). I ended up vacuuming every nook & cranny that I could reach without moving to a new outlet--quite a bit more then I anticipated, and I ended up cleaning the foyer, half the family room, every set of stairs, the kitchen, and half the dining room. I finally got downstairs to put in a load of laundry, and before going back upstairs, I decided to check my emails to see if there was anything that needed my attention right away. I also decided to place a few orders, catch up on my blog reading (I follow several blogs as you can see from my list), and here it is now, 1pm, and I still haven't gotten out!

OK, now to my point ... my last post was over a week ago before going to my workshop at Stampingly Yours where everyone made the adorable little Halloween coaster book. I ended up with a few sets of supplies left over, with complete instructions & color photos, and I've decided to offer them to you for only $20, which includes S&H.
I also wanted to share some great cards that were posted on the Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Website. The top one was made by Kathy Bethune, and the bottom by Lynn Weiss. I wanted to share these with you, since they are both using the House of Haunts stamp set which was my SSTM for September. I love the one with the tree so much, that I'm going to have to make one so I can show everyone at this week's technique class.

I also have a few quick reminders ... October is almost over, and if you still wanted to purchase a birthday set from the Stampin' Up! Birthday Promotion, the Decor Elements Spooky Spider (see the specials to the right), or take advantage of my SSTM (Upsy Daisy at 15% off), you only have until Oct. 31st, which is just 4 days away. Contact me now if any of these promotions interest you so you don't miss out!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Workshop tonight at Stampingly Yours in Clifton

There's still a couple of spots open for the workshop tonight at Stampingly Yours in Clifton. Jeanne originally was going to charge $5 a person since most guests are from her Yahoo group, but she decided to waive the fee! Let's all thank her by placing large orders and helping her get lots of free stuff with her hostess benefits!

Usually at a workshop, I demo a couple of cards, and everyone gets a chance to play with my toys by making a card or two, or maybe a scrapbook page of their own. Jeanne wanted a very special project for tonight because she wants me to start teaching classes at her store, so we decided on this adorable little coaster book with a Halloween theme. If this were a class, I'd charge $15 a person, but I'm doing it for free at her workshop so you'll have money to spend while browsing our wonderful Stampin' Up! catalog and getting your own goodies!
Alot of supplies are needed for this project, so obviously, I need to know ASAP if you're interested so I can make sure I have enough supplies ready. I need you to contact me before 4pm tonight, Wednesday, Oct. 15th.
If, by some chance you see this post too late, or you can't make the workshop, I might be able to offer it as a kit if I have supplies left.
Anyway, I hope to see you tonight!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Where did the beginning of October go?

How did it get to be October 10th already? I mean I know time flys by these days, but come on! It was just September yesterday! I wanted to have so much done by now, but this darn Eagle Project of my son's has the whole family out of whack! Brendan turns 18 next Friday, and he's still not done yet! Ouch! The weather just has not be cooperating for us.

Yesterday there was no school, so he & I went up there to get the last bit of stenciling done on the boats, and I'm happy to report that we're done with all the painting! Yaaaaay! Now, he just has to go back up one more day to finish up with the stop blocks on his canoe racks, and to replace some oarlocks on a few rowboats, and he's done! Then, the next hurdle will be to get him to write up his report quickly so I can get it to Council with just days to spare. When, oh when, will these teenagers realize that we know what we're talking about when we say "Get it done now. Don't wait til the last minute because something could go wrong." Like, the weather!

So, needless to say, I'm barely able to keep up with my projects for my classes and my upcoming workshops, that I haven't been able to even think about posting any techniques, or photos of future projects like I planned & promised.

To make up for it, I'm going to offer another blogger special ... place an order now for $50 or more, and I'll let you choose a Classic Stamp Pad of your color choice to arrive with your order. This offer will only be available for one week, so you need to act before 9pm Oct. 16th. And, you must tell me the secret code word: EAGLE.

Hey, I've been so busy, I don't think I mentioned the SSTM here on my blog. I know I said it in my monthly newsletter, but here it is ... Upsy Daisy is the SSTM for October! Order it before Oct. 31st and receive 15% off the price.*

*S&H and tax are still based on the original price.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

How would you use the Spooky Spider?

This project was so much fun! I wish I could've gotten a better picture of it, but with the glass, no matter which angle, I always got a glare or a reflection in the glass. Oh well, you'll just have to come to a class to see it. lol

This was my first project using our new Decor Elements, and it was so easy! I feel like I want to put them on everything now! I ordered the Manhattan Flowers to put in my upstairs bathroom, and I have a couple of cool projects to do with them also. Can't wait to get them!

This Spooky Spider Decor Elements is available now and it comes in three sizes. I used the medium black in my shadow box, but it also comes in white too.

Stampin' Up! designers used it on an awesome glass treat jar (see flyer at right). What do you think you could do with it? Tell you what ... create something and post it to my blog, and maybe I'll have a Halloween treat for you!