Tuesday, July 31, 2012

New MDS Digital Downloads

Yeah for Tuesday!!  Normally it's not that exciting of a day except that means new digital downloads are available.  And tomorrow is even better when MDS 2 becomes available!  You won't believe all the new features that they have to offer!  I played with it at convention for a little bit and it's totally cool! 

Cheveron Punch Kit -- Digital Download
Cheveron Punch Kit #130982
Christmas Collection Greeting Card Template -- Digital Download
Christmas Collection Greeting Card #130986
More Candid Frames -- Digital Download
More Candid Frames #130978
Tag It Printables Designer Template -- Digital Download
Tag It Printables Designer Template #130984
Bandstand Kit -- Digital Download
Bandstand Kit #130969

Have a great week and don't forget to make time to stamp!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Day 2 Merry Christmas to Me!!

This just seems to be the best weekend for me :)  The first part of today's post is non-Stampin' Up! related but I have to share my great news.  It's been a long time in the coming and I have been a very patient person.  But I have finally gotten my wish.  We drove to Belgrade, MT yesterday and stopped at Yellowstone Harley Davidson and I came home with my new ride! 

So now I can complete my Stampin' Up! convention statement.....I am....a Harley owner!  She has such a nice roar :) 

Now onto stamping business, since that's the reason you're here.  Here's a little stampin trick for you ladies that prefer the clear mount stamps. When you get a new stamp set, punch out your stamp sets and then peel off the backing from the large piece that was holding the stamps.  Now place that large piece back in the case.

Peel the backing off the stamps, remove the vinyl cling mount and attach to the back of your stamp.  Now place those stamps back in the cutout area with the rubber facing up.  Your stamp won't slide around and you can view the images from the back of your case.

Another handy trick for getting your stamps to stick to your clear blocks....dab some 2 way glue to the vinyl part of your stamp.  Allow drying time.  The glue dries clear and gives you just a little extra adhesive to stick to your blocks. 

For those you wanting to join Stampin' Up!, a special offer is going to come available August 1st so keep your eyes open for this cute incentive.  Any questions, drop me a line, karlita@tctwest.net  Have a great week!!

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Merry Christmas to me!

Oh, I sure do love the UPS man!  Wasn't able to great him at the door today but he sure did bring me some wonderful boxes...

Yes, my pre-order arrived today!  16 new stamp sets, 3 Simply Scrappin' Kits, the new paper piercing packs, several new framelits that coordinate with the stamp sets....I could go on and on!  Who wants to come over and have some fun?  With all these goodies I couldn't decide what to play with first.  I have been admiring the new eleganat butterfly punch and the coordinating stamp set, Papillon Potpourri, so that's where I began. My Grandma's birthday is next week so it fit the occasion well. 

Since convention, it was the first time I've gotten to play with the new In-colors and definately loving the new ink pads.  Such a nice bold, crisp image it creates. 

Cardstock:  Gumball green, whisper white and various in color DSP

Stamp set:  Papillon Potpourri, One in a Million, Curly Cute

Accessories:  Stamp-a-ma-jig,  Basic rhinestones, Elegant butterfly punch, 3/8" gumball green stitched satin ribbon

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

CCMC210 and PPA139

Evening girls!  I'm trying to kill two birds with one stone so I came up with a card that covers two different creating challenges.  The Embellished Events stamp set is becoming a favorite of mine as you can use it for so many occasions.  However, I have so many new stamp sets to play with I've got to get busy creating so I may have a new favorite in the next couple weeks.  Plus I've got so much more on its way.  I placed a pre-order last night from the Holiday mini....let's just say I'm a really good customer :)  And I sure hope my husbands not around when the BOXES arrive. 

Create with Connie & Mary color challenge 210

Pals Paper Arts challenge 139

Cardstock:  Storytime DSP, So Saffron, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White

Stamp set:  Embellished Events

Accessories:  1-3/4" scallop circle punch, 1-3/8" circle punchBrights glimmer brads, Subtles & Brights designer buttons,  pearl basic jewels, rhinestone basic jewels,  linen thread

Thanks for stopping by and sharing in my creations.  If you have any questions, please feel free to drop me a line at karlita@tctwest.net  I'd love to hear from you!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Reason to Smile Promotion

Promotion dates: July 1-31, 2012
Promotion Details: During July, you have the opportunity to purchase an exclusive stamp set, available only through this special offer!
Get the Reason to Smile Set-up to a $20.95 value-for just $5 when you spend $50 on any Stampin' Up! products.
  • Reason to Smile Clear Mount Set #131275 $5.00
  • Reason to Smile Wood Mount Set #131274 $5.00
Order Details:
  • Spend $50 on any current Stampin' Up! products to get the exclusive Reason to Smile Set for just $5.
  • Orders may be placed on any order type (customer, demonstrator, workshop, or online).
  • There is a limit of one (1) set per person.
  • You will not be automatically prompted to enter the $5 Item Number for a qualifying purchase. Use the item codes from above.
  • The Reason to Smile Set is exclusive to this promotion and will not be available after July 31, 2012.
  • Deadline: Tuesday, July 31, 2012; 11:50 PM (MT)
Click here to place your online Stampin' Up! order 24/7!  And don't forget about the Convention Open House tomorrow evening from 6-8 pm at the Bennion Dental Center in Billings, 152 South 32nd Street West.  Register for a door prize and check out the latest products from the new catalog. 

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Back to reality!!

I was off in stamping world for a wonderful four days at the Stampin' Up! convention in Salt Lake City.  Every day was filled with informative classes, make and take sessions where we made beautiful projects, or Main stage demonstrations which followed by the ever exciting "Prize Patrol" (everyone's favorite event).  All the attendees were given different color coded wrist bands.  After every main stage demonstration there was a drawing where the recipients would receive free items that were used in the demo just seen.  It always generates tons of excitement, cheering, screaming, and dancing. 

We started off convention with an Inking Everything team meeting followed by a group swap.  Of course there's the Becky version of our pillow gifts for coming to convention. 

These cute little purses were filled with a paper bobbin that was attached to a new pair of paper snips.  So adorable!!

Below is our ever growing Inking Everything team coming from all areas of the country. 

And here's our fearless leader, Becky Roberts, and my newest downline, Charlotte Hondl, and me too :)  Becky earned some top awards this year including earning the Grand Vacation to Fiji in 2013, Founders Circle, and the Achievers Bonus.  Of course there's extra "perks" for all these awards :) 

We had our own mini awards ceremony at our team meeting.  This included crowning Lorri Heiling, Miss Fiji, as she earned her first Grand Vacation. Congratulations  Lorri, you deserve it!

Then I made it a point to find the sweet and talented Heather Summers of Stamp with Heather.  I have taken two of her online classes learning MDS (My Digital Studio) and just had to give her my sincere thank you!  She is so talented and successful as she raked in numerous awards this year including the Artisan Award for the second year in a row. 

And next we have my dear roommate from last year, Connie Collins of Constantly Stamping and my teammate Ruthie Graen from Fayetteville, AR. 

When I finally got back home today the kids couldn't wait to see what treasures I brought back for them. 

Here the kids are sporting the newest SU! bags

Thanks for stopping by and browsing my little treasures from convention.  Next year is the 25th anniversary for Stampin' Up! so it's going to be a GRAND event.  Make plans to attend with me next year and absorb all the excitement.  And remember, Stampin' Up! has begun offering the new low price of $99 for joining as a demonstrator and you can create your own customizable kit.  If you're ready to join me in this excitement,  click here to be directed to my online Stampin' Up! website and sign up.  I'd love to have you join my Starlight Stampers team!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Convention news & Ribbon shares!

Today, I'm headed off to Salt Lake City for convention!!!  Can't believe it's finally here.  But not to spare, I have a special offer for you while I'm away!  I'm offering double punches on your rewards cards!  Normally for every $50 increment you purchase you'll receive one punch.  Then when you accumulate 10 punches you'll receive a stamp set out of the catalog valued at $30.  However, until I come back on Sunday, you'll receive 2 punches for every $50 spent!!!  So head over to my Stampin' Up! online store and have some fun filling your bag!! 

And for the second big item, I'm going to offer ribbon shares for the first time.  Below are the details for this great offer! 

Group #1 – New in color 3/8” stitched satin ribbon - $16.00

3 new in colors
3 yards of each color
15 yard total

Gumball green, midnight muse, primrose petals, raspberry ripple, summer starfruit

Group #2- New ¼” stitched grosgrain ribbon - $18.00

10 new colors
3 yards of each color
30 yards total

Basic gray, daffodil delight, early espresso, night of navy, pacific point, pretty in pink, real red, rich razzleberry, whisper white, wild wasabi

Group #3 – 3/8 ruffled ribbon - $18.00

5 new in colors
3 yards of each color
15 yards total

Calypso coral, island indigo, lucky limeade, pool party, wisteria wonder

Group #4 – 3/8” taffeta ribbon-  $25.00

10 colors
3 yards of each color
30 yards total

Basic black, certainly celery, crumb cake, not quite navy, perfect plum, pink pirouette, riding hood red, so saffron, soft suede, whisper white

Group #5 – 1/8” taffeta ribbon - $21.00

10 colors
3 yards of each color
30 yards total

Very vanilla, daffodil delight, pumpkin pie, regal rose, real red, marina mist, old olive, early espresso baja breeze, and basic black

Group #6 – ½” seam binding ribbon - $20.00

8 colors
3 yards of each color
24 yards total
Very vanilla, cherry cobbler, always artichoke, baja breeze, crumb cake, rose red, pool party, daffodil delight

I need to receive your order by Sunday, July 29th
 so I know how much ribbon I’ll need to order.  Once I receive the order from Stampin’ Up!  I’ll wrap your shares around a piece of chipboard and  then package in a plastic bag.  It’s a great way to get a sampling of all the colors without having to buy the full roll!   The ribbon shares do not qualify for the doubl punch rewards. 

If you have any questions, please drop me an e-mail.  karlita@tctwest.net  I'd love to hear from you! 

Sunday, July 15, 2012

On Second Thought.....

I'm a woman and I have the right to change my mind, right?  I came across another sketch design and came up with this card for a convention team swap...totally different than the other convention possibility but this made me say "Wow!"  The colors just pop out at you and I now have a new favorite stamp to replace my similar one that retired :)  I love this color combo together and it's totally brighter than what I'm use to using.  So I now have all my pieces for 28 cards in all my different sized papers cut, embossed, punched, stamped and ready to assemble after work tomorrow.  Pray for a good day tomorrow! 

Cardstock:  Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade, Daffodil Delight, and Polka Dot Parade DSP

Stamp Set:  Quint-Essential Flower

Accessories:  Big Shot!, 2-3/8" scallop circle punch, 1-3/4" scallop circle punch, 1" circle punch, 3/" circle punch, 1/2" circle punch, 2-1/2" circle punch, Scallop trim border punch, Perfect Polka Dots folder, Fancy Fan Folder, 1/8" mini brads, 1/2" Daffodil Delight seam binding ribbon

Stay tuned over the next couple days for some sweet offers while I'm away at convention.  You don't want to miss out!! 

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Mojo Monday 249

I have wanted to participate in a blog sketch challenge for so long and never seem to have the time to do it.  So I saw this sketch this week and new exactly what I wanted to do!  Think I may be using this one for my team swap at Convention next week :-) 

I love the clean and simple elegance of creating with just white and silver. 

Cardstock:  Whisper white, Brushed silver

Stamp set:  Embellished Events

Accessories:  Big Shot!, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons, Rhinestone basic jewels, Whisper White Baker's Twine, 5/8" Organza ribbon, paper piercer, silver embossing powder

Thanks for stopping by!  Any questions, or want to join my stamp club starting this fall, drop me an email, karlita@tctwest.net