Friday, November 16, 2012

Online Extravaganza starting Monday November 19th

This week Stampin' Up! has made so many great announcements.  Every day has been so exciting to see what additional news is coming around the corner:)  Just today they announced their Online Extravaganza running from Monday, November 19th to November 28th.  There will be extra special doorbusters on Monday, which includes the Big Shot!  What a great time to get yourself an early Christmas present!!  Head over to this site to check out the extra special deals going on to get your Christmas shopping started.  Then make your list and start shopping on my online website


The second big announcement was that Stampin' Up! created a card-making application called Simply Sent! This iPhone app allows customers to create an e-card-from a template or completely on their own-and send it via e-mail or post it on Facebook. And it's free!

What you should know about this app: it's not My Digital Studio on a mobile device, not even close. This scaled-back version will only give customers a taste of what you can create when you buy MDS. I hope you'll get excited about it as well and that you'll do the following:
Download it from iTunes or the App Store, share it with all your friends, and post a review! The more positive reviews it gets, the more prominent place it takes in the iTunes store.  Try it out!  

Stampin' Up! is working on an app for Android so never fear it is in the works. 

And last but not least the third announcement...Stampin' Up! has made it possible to order Digital downloads as part of a workshop order.  This is such a great new feature as now you can host a Digital scrapbooking workshop and your guests can order MDS products and contribute to your workshop sales!  Can I hear a WOOHOO!!!! 

Phewwww, that's lots of information to absorb!  If you have questions, or want to schedule the first Digital workshop drop me an e-mail.  karlita@tctwest.net


Sunday, November 11, 2012

Perfectly Preserved



Tonight's post is a CASE right out of our demonstrators Stampin' Success magazine.  You don't have to come up with your own ideas.  All you need is the ability to copy and maybe make a few variations to a card and voila! As demonstrators we have access to many different areas where we share our creations.  You too can have access to those areas by signing up for only $99!  Create your own customizable kit and receive free shipping and it can be to your house by the end of the week, just in time to get started on those holiday cards:)  PLUSSSSS, new demonstrators who join the Stampin' Up! family from November 1st - December 16th will receive a FREE collection of Classic Stampin' Pads.  You can choose from Brights, Subtles, or Regals!  That's 10 FREE stamp pads!  Amazing offer!!!  Click here to head over to my Stampin' Up! website and join my Starlight Stamping team!  



Cardstock:  More Mustard, Pacific Point, Very Vanilla, Vellum, Orchard Harvest DSP

Stamp set:  Perfectly Preserved

Accessories:  Lucky Limeade 3/8" ruffled ribbon, linen thread, pears, small oval punch, 3/16" corner punch, Big Shot!, Adorning  accents edgelits dies, Cannery Set framelits dies, Color spritzer tool


Thursday, November 8, 2012

Hand Sanitizer tutorial

Evening all!  Hope this post finds you all snug and warm in your houses.  We're expecting our first winter storm this weekend and I'm so ready for it:)  I love to be home working on all different kinds of crafts.  Plus, this weekend I'm taking a break from craft fairs but never fear there's one coming up next weekend.  

This quick tutorial shows you how I've made the hand sanitizers for my craft shows.  Unlike some other tutorials out there, this one uses a 12x12 piece of cardstock so you're not having to piece together cardstock.  One full sheet of paper will give you enough for decorating six bottles.  

Cut your cardstock 2" x 11-1/2".  Having a Simply Scored makes this project easy peasy and can be finished in no time flat!  Line your markers on the areas listed below and eliminate any potential mistakes.  

Punch a 3/4" circle between your first and second score marks for an area to insert the bottle top of the hand sanitizer.  

Place sticky strip at the first 1/2" section of paper to secure.  



After embellishing your boxes attach 1/2 of a velcro circle to close your decorated box.  


If you have any questions drop me an e-mail at karlita@tctwest.net or if you need to order products to complete these projects, head over to my Stampin' Up! website:  www.karikarlin.stampinup.net


Friday, November 2, 2012

Non-traditional Christmas ornament

Tonight I'll bring you a quick post with a slight twist on the Christmas ornament from the front page of the Holiday mini catalog. Just one little item used was retired, but the remaining product is current.  Let me know if you have any questions!  Have a great weekend!!



Cardstock:  Very Vanilla, Silver Glimmer, Midnight Muse

Stamp set:  Ornament Keepsakes

Accessories:  Crumb Cake 3-1/2" scalloped tulle ribbon, Vintage faceted buttons, large pearl,  clear tinsel trim (retired)

Monday, October 29, 2012

Christmas Stamp-a-stack

Greetings again!  Below you'll find photos for our Stamp-a-stack class coming up Monday, November 5th at 6:30.  Pre-paid class fee of $20 is due by Friday, November 2nd. We'll make 3 of each card for a total of 15 cards!   Don't wait long as I only have 8 slots for this class.  RSVP to karlita@tctwest.net or on my Stampin' up! website www.karikarlin.stampinup.net





Sunday, October 28, 2012

Stampin' Up! One Day Sale tomorrow!


One Day Stamp Sale October 29th
October 29th is the one-day Sell-A-Stamp Spooktacular at Stampin’ Up!

Here are the details:
• Starting at 12:00 AM (MT) and ending at 11:50 PM (MT), almost every stamp we sell will be 15% off.

This means all stamps in the current catalogs including
o Background stamps
o Personalized name stamps
o Incentive stamp sets from the supply list
o Cookie press stamps
o Single stamps

It DOES NOT include
o Hostess sets
o Bundled stamp sets
o Digital stamp brush sets

There is no minimum purchase, and no limit to the number of stamps you can order.

* EMAIL me your order:  karlita@tctwest.net
* Call me with your order: 406-628-9936 or 406-861-2050
* Order online 24/7 on Oct. 29th: www.karikarlin.stampinup.net
* Message me on Facebook with your order.

Start making your wish list today!!!  Tell your husband and family what you want for Christmas!

In addition to the Stamp Sale we're also having a weeklong celebration for Digital Scrapbooking Day.


What this means is you'll get FREE downloads .. and 50% off Digital Kits. Be sure to check out my site starting Oct. 29th. (The promotions will be updated on the 29th).
130861
Afternoon Daydream Kit
$9.95
$4.97
129928
Afternoon Tea II Kit
$9.95
$4.97
119839
Always Elegant Digital Kit
$9.95
$4.97
129358
Attic Boutique Kit
$9.95
$4.97
122175
Autumn Spice Digital Kit
$9.95
$4.97
127600
Autumn Traditions Kit
$9.95
$4.97
130969
Bandstand Kit
$7.95
$3.97
130970
Be of Good Cheer Kit
$7.95
$3.97
123728
Celebrations Digital Kit
$9.95
$4.97
130982
Chevron Punch Kit
$7.95
$3.97
123956
Christmas Cheer Digital Kit
$9.95
$4.97
120880
Christmas Cocoa II Digital Kit
$9.95
$4.97
127362
Convention 2011 Digital Photo Kit
$9.95
$4.97
128876
Day in the Life Kit
$14.95
$7.47
130059
Fifty Nifty Kit
$9.95
$4.97
130062
File it Fun Kit
$7.95
$3.97
131228
Friendship Preserves Kit
$3.95
$1.97
128875
Frosty Days II Kit
$9.95
$4.97
129924
Get it Done Kit
$5.95
$2.97
129870
Good Times II Kit
$7.95
$3.97
118465
Happy Birthday Digital Kit
$14.95
$7.47
128872
Holiday Harmony Kit
$7.95
$3.97
127773
Holly Berry Bouquet
$9.95
$4.97
118466
Hoppy Memories Digital Kit
$14.95
$7.47
128999
It's all Me Kit
$9.95
$4.97
130850
Joyful Times Kit
$9.95
$4.97
124230
Just Add Cake Digital Kit
$14.95
$7.47
124446
Leadership 2011 Digital Kit
$9.95
$4.97
124568
Leadership 2011 Digital Photo Kit
$9.95
$4.97
124443
Love Birds Digital Kit
$9.95
$4.97
131231
Lovely Little Labels Kit
$7.95
$3.97
129359
Mixed Bunch Kit
$7.95
$3.97
119978
My Sweet Pea Digital Kit
$9.95
$4.97
132264
Neon Notes Kit
$9.95
$4.97
129898
New Heights Kit
$7.95
$3.97
122174
Nite Owl Digital Kit
$7.95
$3.97
129340
Number One Kit
$9.95
$4.97
129360
On the Go Kit
$9.95
$4.97
124463
One Great Year Kit
$9.95
$4.97
131360
Ornament Keepsakes Kit
$6.95
$3.47
127599
Party Animal Kit
$9.95
$4.97
131226
Picture This Kit
$4.95
$2.47
130851
Pinwheels on Parade Kit
$7.95
$3.97
126027
Playful Polka Dots Digital Kit
$9.95
$4.97
131227
Providences of Provinces Kit
$7.95
$3.97
130983
Raspberry Splash Kit
$7.95
$3.97
118869
Recipes By Design Digital Kit
$9.95
$4.97
127163
Red, White, and Blue Digital Kit
$5.95
$2.97
130060
Season By Season Kit
$9.95
$4.97
127587
Sending Glad Tidings Designer Tags Kit
$7.95
$3.97
129605
Special Delivery Bright Kit
$7.95
$3.97
129606
Special Delivery Subtle Kit
$7.95
$3.97
127759
Spice Cake Kit
$5.95
$2.97
130852
Spring Break II Kit
$9.95
$4.97
129608
Spring Fever Kit
$7.95
$3.97
130076
Summer Happiness Kit
$9.95
$4.97
118464
Summer Home Digital Kit
$14.95
$7.47
129601
Summer Smooches Kit
$9.95
$4.97
124229
Sunset Serenade Digital Kit
$5.95
$2.97
129339
Sweet Shop Kit
$9.95
$4.97
129882
Tea Time II Digital Kit
$7.95
$3.97
132190
That's a Wrap Kit
$7.95
$3.97
127431
Tickets & Tags Kit
$9.95
$4.97
125757
Tickets & Tokens II Digital Kit
$7.95
$3.97
131217
Topsy-Turvey Celebration Kit
$9.95
$4.97
121071
Travel Journal Digital Kit
$9.95
$4.97
126022
Travel Log Kit
$9.95
$4.97
129332
Twitterpated Kit
$9.95
$4.97
129607
Walk in the Park Kit
$9.95
$4.97
132567
Winter Wonders Kit
$9.95
$4.97
127609
Wicked Fun Kit
$9.95
$4.97
131218
Wonderfall Kit
$7.95
$3.97
120881
Write Stuff II Digital Kit
$9.95
$4.97
128883
You're My Sunshine Kit
$7.95
$3.97

Don’t miss out on the one day sale  - 15% off all the stamps you love!  Click HERE to order Stampin’ Up! products online and have them shipped directly to your home.
And last but not least there’s a stamp a stack class on Monday, November 5th at 6:30.  I’ll be posting photos on my blog and facebook tonight.  Prepaid Class fee is $20 for 15 cards and due Friday, November 2nd.    

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Googly Ghouls

For once, I am ahead of the game and have the teachers treats ready for Halloween next week.  Yes, we can mark it on the calendar!!  I had seen a similar idea on Pinterest, but made it my own, and provided some step by step directions for you to recreate. 



Cut a 6-1/2" x 7-1/2" piece of Tangerine Tango cardstock.  With the 7-1/2" piece at the top of your scoring tool, score at 2", 2-1/2", 5", and 5-1/2".  Rotate your cardstock and score at 6". 


Cut a coordinating piece of DSP to 7" by 3".  Cut strips of cardstock to 7" by 3/4".  Use these strips for the scallop edge border punch.  Run snail adhesive along the 7" top & bottom edges of DSP and attach the scallop edge border.  Attach a piece of sticky strip to one edge along the 3" side.   Wrap around the Tangerine Tango box.  Decorate with ribbon & coordinating tag.

Stamp set:  Googly Ghouls

Cardstock:  Tangerine Tango, Basic Gray, Howlstooth & Scaringbone DSP

Accessories:  Scoring Tool & Diagonal plate, Scallop edge border punch, Basic Gray 1/4" stitched Grosgrain ribbon, Ghoulish Googlies designer kit


Stampin' Up! released some adorable new downloads today for MDS. Check these out!

Holiday List Of All Lists -- Digital Download
Holiday List Of All Lists #132561
Winter Wonders Kit -- Digital Download
Winter Wonders Kit - #132567

The Best Year Photobook Template -- Digital Download
The Best Year Photobook Template #132561

When you're ready to place an order, head over to my Stampin' Up! website  and place your order to make these cute treats or order the latest MDS downloads.  Have a great evening!!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Welcome to the Family!

It brings me much pleasure to show you tonight's card I created for Terri as my appreciation for joining Stampin' Up! and my Starlight Stamping family.  


Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze, Island Indigo, More Mustard, Lucky Limeade, Raspberry Ripple, Early Espresso Core'dinations card stock, Orchard Harvest DSP

Stamp set:  Workshop Words (demonstrators earned at Convention last year)

Accessories:  Festive Paper-piercing pack, Window Frames collection framelits dies, Bitty Banners Framelits, Brushed Bronze designer buttons, and linen thread 

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Button Buddies baby

Tonight I bring you a creation using the ever versatile Button Buddies stamp set.  There's lots of layers on this card so its quite heavy and would require extra postage.  Make the recipient feel extra special and attach some coordinating cardstock to the envelope to add that little extra special touch.  



Cardstock:  Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink, and Subtles Designer Series Paper Patterns stack

Stamp Set:  Button Buddies, and Itty Bitty Banners

Accessories:  1-3/4" scallop circle punch, 1-3/8" circle punch, Bitty Banners Framelits, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch pack, Rhinestones, subtles designer buttons, Whisper White Bakers Twine

Stampin' Up! announced a new promotion today!  For any qualifying workshops held between November 1st and December 16th, the hostess can receive a FREE color collection of the new firm-foam Classic Ink Stampin' pads!  That's in addition to the benefits of free product you normally receive.  Take advantage of this amazing offer and give me a call to schedule your private party.  406-628-9936  I look forward to hearing from you!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Wintery spirit & Good news!!

Today I enjoyed a nice day away from "work" and spent the day at home making more cards for my upcoming craft shows.  It barely reached 40 degrees today so that made it even better making Christmas cards. 

Now for the good news post.....I have a new addition to my team!!!!  YEAHHHHH!!!!!  Please help me welcome Terri Burton from Laurel, MT.  It's more like an addition and a half since her and her husband are welcoming their third child in December!  She loves to make special treats for her kids' teachers and all the neighborhood kids for the holidays.  Her kit arrived just today and she enjoyed free shipping!  Who else wants to take the plunge and get a discount on merchandise you already love?  Do you have a wish list longer than your arm:)  Hobby demonstrators are welcome to join my team!  Stampin' Up! is a company for everyone no matter what your desire is.  Click here to join my team!

Today's card uses one of Stampin' Up!s all time classic stamp sets:  Lovely as a Tree.  I've said it before, but this stamp set can just NOT RETIRE!!  And did you notice that cool watermark on my picture?  Thanks to the wonderful son of my upline, Becky Roberts, who was kind enough to create it for me.  We have our own IT department:)


Cardstock:  Sahara sand, Always artichoke, Very vanilla, Early espresso Core'dinations card stock

Stamp set:  Lovely as a Tree, Greetings of the Season

Accessories:  Big Shot!, Labels collections framelits, 1/2" Cherry Cobbler seam binding ribbon, Cherry Cobbler dazzling details, the new Stampin' sanding block, Core'dinations dust buddy, and Woodgrain Textured Impressions embossing folder

If you need help tackling your Christmas card list, give me a call or drop me an e-mail, and we can arrange a class or private show for you and your friends to make some cards.  karlita@tctwest.net

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Thoughts & Prayers

I'm sure glad it's a start to a new week!  I've been working like crazy to get ready for my first craft show that was yesterday.  Now I've been left to catch up on the things that have been put to the side.

Tonight's post is one of the cards I created for the craft show.  Haven't made a sympathy card in a while so brought this set out of the closet to use.


Cardstock:  Sahara sand, Early Espresso, Very vanilla

Stamp set:  Thoughts & Prayers

Accessories:  Crumb Cake 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Basic pearls, Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack, Big Shot!, Framed Tulips embossing folder


If you didn't catch me yesterday, I have three more shows coming up in October and November.  And the list may grow as I find out of more possibilities! 

Saturday, October 20th, St Agnes in Red Lodge 9-3
Saturday, October 27th, St Patrick's in Billings 9-3
Saturday, November 3rd, St Bernard's in Billings Heights 9-3

I'm having a special on purchasing retired product.  When you purchase any of my retired product at regular price you can choose any equally priced product out of the catalog for FREE!  E-mail with any questions or you need to know what's available!  Have a great week!  Kari

Sunday, September 23, 2012

You're Amazing!

I'm preparing for my first craft show this coming weekend.  Lots of little things to do and need more cards to make to fill up my rack that just came this week.  As things come together this week I'll show you my "mockup" that I have in my basement.  This is one of the cards that I created yesterday.  It's a partial CASE from Anne Hile.  I loved her design but changed up the colors to accommodate what I had.




Cardstock:  Whisper white, Pacific point, Sahara sand, Brights Collection DSP paper pack

Stamp set:  You're Amazing!

Accessories:  Square lattice embossing folder, Apothecary accents framelits, Big Shot!, Brights designer buttons, Island Indigo Bakers Twine, Essentials paper piercing pack, rhinestones

Have a great week and make time to stamp!