Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack!! Wow!

Ever wondered what happens to Stampin' Up product once it retires? The stamp sets are basically made to order, so once they are gone, they are gone for good, but accessories and stuff? In the past they had apparently gathered dust in the storerooms in Utah, but not for long. For the first time ever Stampin' Up! has launched a new section of the online store called THE CLEARANCE RACK!! How cool is that? Now you can get your hands on older SU stuff while supplies last! These purchase can only be made through my Online ordering system and not directly with me as availability changes frequently. But don't delay, check out the goods now, and check back often as this is now a regular feature of the online shop. Simply visit my online store (http://blairmoch.stampinup.net) and click on Shop now and then Clearance Rack (on the left handside of the page) to view the current products available. And the best part, the items will ship right to your door!!


Monday, September 28, 2009

Brown Paper packages....it's been a long time!

Once upon a time I started a feature called "Brown Paper Packages". The plan was that every Monday I would show you 5 projects that stood out for me as something special and worth sharing. There are so many creative people out there in blog land, some who even have stamp sets that I don't have! Shocking eh? It feel like I have millions!!! LOL But honestly, I do try and hold back sometimes!! :)

I would like to try and bring this feature back. So please give me your feedback. Oh, and just in case you are wondering why "Brown Paper Packages"? Come on, you know the song..... "Brown paper packages tied up with string, these are a few of my favorite things......"

Hope you enjoy this weeks picks. I don't have any specific method for choosing them, just stuff that catches my eye. I hope you like them as much as I do! And look forward to this feature every Monday morning!

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Sunday, September 27, 2009

I'm back!!!! Miss me??

Sorry for the long absence, we have been going crazy around here! But my computer is fixed, and I am back!!

I thought I would finally post the pictures from September club projects! I have some what changed the format of my clubs and I am still looking for new members. Anyone who signs up to join my club (5 months remaining) will get a FREE classic ink pad of their choice! Let me know if you are interested. As always the monthly clubs are technique based and each month club members will make 2-3 projects and a technique card in a 6x6 page protector. It's sort of like making and collecting trading cards!! :)
Here is our first one. The technique is Rock n' Roll. If you click on the picture you will see that the decoration was stamped first in red and then the edges were rolled in chocolate chip to create a unique two toned image. FUN!

We made a Christmas card using this technique and the awesome Delightful Decorations set and the new Ornament punch from the Holiday Mini!

The card also uses some of the Merry Moments Designer Series paper. I love how this paper makes the ornaments look as though they are hanging in a Christmas tree!!
The ornaments were stamped using the Rock n' Roll technique and then punched out with the Ornament punch. They were then "suspended" by the new silver elastic cord also from the Mini. At only $6.95 this item really packs a punch. It comes in either silver or gold and you get 25 yards of it! All of my Xmas presents will have tags attached with this stuff!

The second card we made was a Thanksgiving card. We used Stampin' Write markers to colour the image in to achieve another multi-coloured look. The stamp is from the new Wandering Words set from, you guessed it, the Mini!!
The colour scheme for this card was inspired by the Autumn Traditions Designer Series paper and uses Elegant Eggplant, More Mustard, Ruby Red and Always Articoke. The More Mustard piece was dry embosed using the Texturz plate Perfect details and the Big Shot! This is a really simple card and the layout could be used for any type of card and any occasion. Just change up the stamp and the colours and voila! Infact you could do this for all the stamps in the Wandering words set! Oooooooh, I am going to have to try that!! :) I can picture them now! I want to go and play as soon as I am done this post!! LOL!

The last thing we made was a Halloween treat thingie (for lack of a better name) using the fabulous new Sweet Centres Stamp set and the Sweet Treat cups!

This set is awesome! And works for so many holidays! Halloween, Christmas, Valentines day, generic cards & it makes the sweet treat cup into a flower too! The cups themselves come 12 in a pack for only $3.95 and can be filled with almost anything! This same project could also be mounted on a lollipop stick! Cute eh?? LOVE it!

Hope you enjoyed these projects. If you did, why not concider joining one of my clubs? We always have a blast! And in one of the months, you get to be the hostess and earn a ton of free stuff!!

Speaking of Hostesses and the free stuff they can earn. Right now (until the end of November) all hostesses who's workshop totals $330 or more can choose any item from the Holiday Mini Catalogue for only $14! (excludes the digital studio software). It can be anything, Big Shot dies, stamp sets, the new Simply adorned customizable charms, ANYTHING!!! Contact me today to book your own private class and earn your wishlist for FREE!!


Wednesday, September 16, 2009

I am still here!!

Sorry guys,

It has been forever!! I have been so busy booking workshops etc, and then I have been having computer problems, hence why I haven't posted.

I think I will have the computer problems fixed tonight and I will post some stuff for you. Sorry for the delays!!!!

Hope you can forgive me.


Friday, September 4, 2009

Happy Anniversary to me!!

And to Ed of course as well!!! 4 years ago today Ed and I were married in a BEAUTIFUL outdoor ceremony!! It was the happiest day of my life! And the most perfect wedding ever! But then I am fairly certain that all brides say that. Anyhow, it was the day I married my best friend, the man of my dreams, my ED!

Happy Anniversary my sweet!!

And a celebration would not be a celebration without a DEAL!! So from today until Sept. 7th (Sunday) I will be offering FREE Shipping to anyone who places and order with me!!! Contact me directly to place your order. Orders online will not be eligible for the special.

Since it is our Anniversary, I of course made Ed a card.

This card uses the new "Sweet Centers" set but because I wanted the "I love you" in the centre I didn't use a treat cup. This set is amazingly versatile. For the clouds I simply punched out a scallop circle from some scraps and sponged them using my sponge daubers and my Bashful Blue & Tempting Turquoise ink. Love that effect!

Products used:
Stampin' Up "Sweet Centers" stamp set, "Teeny Tiny Wishes"
Stampin' Up Card stock- Night of Navy, Real Red, Whisper White.
Stampin' Up Ink- Bashful Blue, Real Red, Green Galore, Tempting Turquoise, Night of Navy, Basic Black, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa.
Accessories:Scallop Circle punch (for cloud template), sponge daubers.

I am whisking my husband away to a beautiful B&B in Guelph, Ontario for the evening, therefore I will process any orders you send me upon my return! Have a great weekend!!


Tuesday, September 1, 2009

The Holiday Mini is here!!!!!

That's right! It's Holiday Mini Time! From now until January 4th, you can purchase items from this catalogue. Some of the highlights of the new catalogue are:

  • 2 new hostess sets for qualifying workshops
  • Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas & Valentine's day products
  • NEW Build-a-Bear products- stamps, dies for the Big Shot & paper
  • NEW Simply Adorned- create your own jewelry
  • NEW Digital Studio software- Digital paper crafting at it's best!!
Click here to view the catalogue online. All of my customers should have received a copy in the mail by now, if you did not, contact me for your copy today!

I thought I would show you a card made with one of the very cool new sets/products available in the Mini. Sorry for the quality of the picture, I took it with my iPhone because I was too lazy to go and get my real camera. Anyhow, picture quality aside, how cool is this?? The set is called "Sweet Centers" and is designed to coordinate with the NEW Sweet Treat cups. They are self adhesive plastic dome cups. And they can be used for soooooo many things, snowglobes, treats, shakers, windows and more!! The best part is, that the "Sweet Centers" set has a little something for almost any occasion, Halloween, Valentine's Day, Christmas (ornament top), flower and Hot air balloon. I look forward to showing more things you can do with this set in the future. Demo's all over the place have been making all sorts of cool things! Contact me now to order yours! These make great party favours or gifts for the classroom. The possiblities are endless!!!


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