Friday, August 31, 2012

Join the Club!

Have fun and budget your creative passion – join a club!

When you purchase a small amount of Stampin’ Up products each month, as part of a club, you will be able to slowly build up your crafting supplies while staying within your budget! 
Skip the lines and the inconvenience of the craft stores and enjoy the exclusivity of Stampin’ Up! product!
 Use your monthly purchase towards a fun new stamp set, stock up on ink pads, or purchase coordinating card stock. 
Or how about choosing from many of our embellishments, scrapbooking paper, die cutting misc, and even fabric?! 
The choices are limitless!
When you are part of the Hostess Club, you get a night out with friends to enjoy a fun crafting project with me.
When it's your month to be the hostess, you will get at least $25.00 in FREE Stampin' Up! products. That includes selections from the exclusive to Hostesses section of the catalogs.
All you have to do is spend $25.00 or more, each month and when it's your turn to be hostess, you will bring light refreshments.
I already have one club up and running. However, I have a couple friends that didn't get in the first one and are looking for at least 4 more stampers to commit, in order to give them a club. 

If this sounds like fun to you, let me know and let the fun begin!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Somebody Pinch Me!!!

I had a play day with a great friend of mine, Maria, today and this is what we made. Yes, it took us ALL day to make. Mostly because we talked and laughed most of the time away. This was not an original idea. It was made by a very talented Stampin' Up! Demonstrator from Germany. She was kind enough to share her artwork on the Stampin' Up! Demonstrator website. Of course, her original was better than ours but we had an awesome time trying t duplicate hers.
We used the Stampin' Up! Sizzix die called Autumn Accents. It is on page 33 of the Holiday Mini Catalog. We also used the embossing folder called Woodgrain, background stamp called Woodgrain and the set called French Foliage.
The picture does not do it justice. It is so much more pretty, in person.

Now for the "Pinch Me" part, I won tickets to the JLO & Enrique Iglesias Concert in Miami this Saturday night. OMGoodness!!! I am so super excited! My daughter was going to go with me but then found out she had a prior engagement so my gal-pal Maria is going with me. We are so super psyched!! I will be sure to let you know about our crazy time. Because when it involves Maria and Mimi, it's always CRAZY!!
Have a great day!! XO

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

A Reason to Smile

I know, I know. On one of my last posts I promised a sample using the FREE stamp set of the month. Well, even though it is looong over due, here it is. I'm so sorry it took me so long. I wish I had some great excuse like I won a trip to the Bahamas or won the lottery and had to go into hiding while the hype dies down and that is why I have been absent from blog posting. But, alas, there is no good excuse, just me slacking off. *sigh*

Anyhoo, there is still time to place a $25.00 order and get your name in the drawing to receive this pretty stamp set for FREE! It's that simple.

Thanks for stopping by. XO, Mimi

Monday, August 13, 2012

Christmas Card Club Cards

Here is a preview of the Christmas Card Club Cards that we will be making this month.

We will make 4 of each of the 3 designs for a total of 12.
The cost for each month is $20.00.
However, if you prepay for all four months, you will receive a 10% discount.
We will meet on the third Monday of each month starting in August on the 20th at 6:00 PM.
I can also hold the class during the day, if I have enough people request it.
You will need to R.S.V.P. by  Friday 8/17.

Swap Card and Busy Weekend

Isn't this a sweet Baby Boy card? I think so. I didn't make it though.
It was one that I received in a swap with some of my Stampin' Up! Sisters.
It was made by my friend Kathy.
I love that it is in the Tampa Bay Rays Baseball colors.
She made all of those little red stitches with a marker, by hand.
They are so perfect!
I apologize for my recent absence. I have had my sweet granddaughter on and off the past few days as my daughter moves. I have also been cleaning out a bunch stashed supplies. I have more than any one person should ever have and need to purge some of it. Yikes!
Thanks for stopping by. 
XO, Mimi 

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Missing a friend, a Swap Card and Stamp of the Month

A friend and member of our "Family" has been called Home. Miranda Cecilia Pulis left us on Sunday afternoon. She will be greatly missed by us. She touched so many lives.
So, that, on top of it being summer and having kiddos running around, I have had a busy weekend and I am having a rough time getting moving this week.

This card is one that I made for a swap with my Stampin' Up! sisters. I copied it from one that I saw on line HERE. I changed it up in just a couple places and am very happy with how it turned out. I didn't have the CoreDinations paper so I embossed and sanded Cherry Cobbler paper. It feels like it is flocked. Real cool. I also put a holiday stamp sentiment on it and added the candy cane.

Stamp of the Month: This month I am giving away the "Reason to Smile" stamp set. Reason to smile
I will show you a sample with it tomorrow.If you would like a chance to win, simple place an order of $25.00 or more. I will put your name in the jar and draw a winner at the end of the month.
Can't get much easier!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Monster Munchies Just for You!

I couldn't help myself.
When I saw the set "Monster Munchies", I envisioned little monsters, in a jar, for munching on. LOL!
I know, I'm a little twisted. Here is the result of that thought.
 I used the monsters from Googly Ghouls and the tag from Monster Munchies and they are in the jar from Perfectly Preserved. I put Crystal Effects on all of the eyeballs. I had to pair them with the retired paper Frightful Sight because I just didn't feel that the new paper worked with this card.
I am very happy with how it turned out. Hope you enjoy it.
I'll be back real soon with the stamp of the month.

We've got a Winner!

Wednesday evening was our Hostess Club meeting and I meant to have someone pull a name for the stamp set of the month but got distracted, as usual.
So, I had my daughter's friend pull a name out and it was, none other than, LORY!
I swear ladies, this was not rigged!
I say that for the sake of my hostesses because they know it was Lory's Birthday and she was also the hostess of the month. I am so happy for Lory.
She had a fun birthday and now has another goodie!

This is the card I made for her along with a cake box (sizzix die) filled with yummy chocolates. They are made with the retired paper I have been hoarding. I love the color pallet, Melon Mambo, So Saffron and Rich Razzleberry.

This is a little goodie I got at a yard sale on Saturday for .50. Can't wait to dress it up. I will show you when it's done!
Have a great Sunday!
I will have the Stamp Set of the Month for you tomorrow.
XO, Mimi

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

WARNING! Long Post with lots of Specials!!

Wow! Stampin' Up! is really making so many changes, for the good! And there are so many specials.

Without further adieu,
Today is the day that the new My Digital Studio is released. I have heard so many great things about this software. If you want to try it before you buy it, go to my website to sign up for a free trial. If you already have the original MDS, you can download the upgrade for just $19.95.

That's not all.

31% Off Digital for 31 Days

Get 31% off 31 digital content options and most of our print products for all 31 days in August! 
Feed your My Digital Studio addicted customers and tempt the ones that aren't. With digital goods on sale and the 30-day FREE trial of the software, August is the perfect time for them to enter the digital designing craze and see what it's all about.

What's on sale?

ALL cards, photobooks, individual pages, and tags. That's right: print any photobook, board book, swatchbook, individual pages, greeting card, postcard, trifold card, or tag-all for 31% off.
Some of our best digital content. 30 downloads and 1 content disc. Yup, that equals 31.
Here's the list of content:
Item Digital Content Retail Price 31% Off Price  
127217 Floral District Collection Disc  $  23.95  $ 16.53
118115 Night and Day Designer Series Paper  $    4.95  $   3.42
129929 Candid Frames  $    2.95  $   2.04
129921 Check This Out Page Templates  $    4.95  $   3.42
129609 Blossom Builders Embellishments  $    5.95  $   4.11
128999 It's All Me Kit  $    9.95  $   6.87
127441 Whimsical Note Journal Template  $    1.95  $   1.35
128342 Pinwheel Daily Calendar Template  $    9.95  $   6.87
127599 Party Animal Kit  $    9.95  $   6.87
127600 Autumn Traditions Kit  $    9.95  $   6.87
127620 Grateful Heart Thanksgiving Ensemble  $  14.95  $ 10.32
126027 Playful Polka Dots Kit  $    9.95  $   6.87
130066 World Traveler Photobook Template  $  17.95  $ 12.39
131221 Storybook Specialty Designer Series Paper  $    4.95  $   3.42
130850 Joyful Times Kit  $    9.95  $   6.87
124463 One Great Year Digital Kit  $    9.95  $   6.87
127175 Limited Edition Embellishments  $    2.95  $   2.04
129607 Walk in the Park II Kit  $    9.95  $   6.87
129934 #HASHTHIS Stamp Brush Set  $    7.95  $   5.49
129923 Book of Birthdays Swatchbook Template  $  12.95  $   8.94
121071 Travel Journal Kit  $    9.95  $   6.87
129924 Get it Done Kit  $    5.95  $   4.11
129005 Sweetly Nested Framable  $    4.95  $   3.42
127758 Delight in the Day Photobook Template  $  19.95  $ 13.77
130862 Blast Off Ensemble  $  19.95  $ 13.77
129890 Little Milestone Birthdays Greeting Card  $    7.95  $   5.49
128892 Designer Gift Cards  $    4.95  $   3.42
127580 And a Happy New Year Photocard Template  $    1.95  $   1.35
127435 Thanks Tons Greeting Card Template Set  $    2.95  $   2.04
127587 Sending Glad Tidings Designer Tags Kit  $    7.95  $   5.49
127762 Gratitude Framable Designer Template  $    1.95  $   1.35

Now is a GREAT time to join my Stampin' Up! Team


Holiday Mini Catalog starts today! 

Let me tell you, every time I think that there's no possible way that Stampin' Up! can get any better, they come out with a mind blowing collection like this! If you don't already have one, email me. I have plenty to share. 
I have been collecting lots of fabulous samples using the new products and pinning them. Check out my Pinterest board HERE!
Check it out on line HERE!