Tuesday, March 27, 2012

New Downloads

Stampin' Up! released new downloads today that are really adorable.  Check them out below:

Special Delivery Bright Kit -- Digital Download
Special Delivery Bright Kit #129605
Epic Overlays Stamp Brush Set -- Digital Download
Epic Overlays Stamp Brush Set  #129927

Special Delivery Subtle Kit -- Digital Download
Special Delivery Subtle Kit #129606
Wedded Bliss Ensemble -- Digital Download
Wedded Bliss Ensemble #129931

Collage Alphabet & Numbers Stamp Brush Set -- Digital Download
Collage Alphabet & Numbers Stamp Brush Set  #129932

She's All That Stamp Brush Set -- Digital Download
She's All That Stamp Brush Set  #129935

Don't forget there are just 4 more days left of Sale-a-bration!  It's a great time to stock up on those basic items and earn free product as well.  Check out my Stampin' Up! website for the latest updates and classes coming up.  http://www.karikarlin.stampinup.net/

P.S. Stampin' Up! has announced that the retired stamp list will be released on April 15th.  So start thumbing through your catalogs and make your list of what you think will be retiring.  I'll be running my contest again with the most correct retired items!  The retired accessories list won't be released until April 25th.  So mark your calendars for those important dates!!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Triple Treat Flower

Have I mentioned how cool Pinterest is?  So many ideas at the touch of your finger tips!  And it's cool that it's a free site for promoting whatever you're into....It's also nice to be able to store all my ideas in one place instead of wondering where did I find this idea from.....So that brings me to tonight's awesome card I found on Pinterest!  Just changed a couple things and made it my own creation.  This stamp set is one of my favorites so I hope Stampin' Up! keeps it around for the next catalog. I've used it for every season by just changing the color of the ink. 

Cardstock:  Perfect plum, whisper white, old olive, Patterns designer series paper stack in subtles and brights

Stamp set:  Triple Treat Flower, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Accessories:  Big Shot!, Little leaves sizzlits die, Fancy flower punch, 5-Petal flower punch, 1/2" circle punch, word window punch, 3/8" perfect plum taffeta ribbon, subtles & brights brads

Don't forget there's just a little over a week left to take advantage of Sale-a-bration going on.  Don't miss out on the opportunity of free merchandise while you replenish your basic supplies!  Check out the catalog here

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

New class & new downloads

Evening everyone!  Hope this week has been treating you well.  Saturday's Button Buddies class was a great success!  The girls had a great time.  I know several of you had St Patrick's Day commitments so if anyone is still interested in the class send me an e-mail and if there's enough takers I'll set up another time. 

One of my new customers was able to make it to class Saturday and had a blast!  She has her own side business of making scrapbooks for people that don't have the time or the ability to do so.  What an awesome idea!  She has an adorable little blog that she was kind enough to feature me on.  You can check her out here:  http://www.brenbearcreations.com/

I am working on setting up another Stamp club here in the Laurel area that will meet at my house.   I'll need a minimum of 6 people interested in meeting one time a month, make 3 projects and place your minimum $25 order.  One month you'll earn the hostess benefits.  I've already got a few people interested so if you want to jump at the chance to join us don't wait!  Or if you know someone that might be interested have them drop me an e-mail and I can give them the specifics.

Since we had so much fun at class Saturday, I've decided to have another class next month for a fun new project!

Beautiful wings class

We'll create 10 cards with coordinating envelopes and an adorable display box. This is a great gift idea as it includes cards for many occasions.  Class will be held at the Bennion Dental Center on Saturday, April 14th.  It starts at 9:00 sharp as there are many steps to these cards so you'll need all the time you can get.  Class fee is $25 and due by Friday, March 30th to reserve your spot.  There is a lot of preparation for this class so that is why the deadline is so soon.  Send me an e-mail or RSVP on my SU website:  http://www.karikarlin.stampinup.net/

Last but not least we have this weeks newest digital downloads from Stampin' Up!

Get It Done Kit -- Digital Download
Get It Done Kit #129924
Taffeta Trimmings -- Digital Download
Taffeta Trimmings #129603
Wish You Were Here Stamp Brush Set -- Digital Download
Wish You Were Here Stamp Brush Set #129926

Book Of Birthdays Swatchbook Template -- Digital Download
Book Of Birthdays Swatchbook Template #129923
With The Grain Stamp Brush Set-- Digital Download
With The Grain Stamp Brush Set #130680
Wonderful Wings Stamp Brush Set -- Digital Download
Wonderful Wings Stamp Brush Set #129602
Remember that Stampin' Up! has offered a free 30-day trial for their digital scrapbooking.  Just add #129600 to your shopping cart and dive in! 

Friday, March 16, 2012

Happy St Patrick's Day!

I'm about as far from Irish as you can get.  The holiday holds no meaning for me.  And sure don't understand the big fuss about making everything green or drinking green beer.  YUCK!!  But when I saw a fellow demonstrator make a similar card to this one, I couldn't resist making it as a thank-you for the girls doing my Button Buddies class tomorrow. 

Cardstock:  Pool party, whisper white, Lucky limeade, Sweet Shop DSP, Everyday Enchantment DSP

Stamp Set:  Occasions Alphabet

Accessories:  Small heart punch, 1-1/4" circle punch, clear rhinestone brads, white bakers twine, petite pennants builder punch, Simply Scored, and the new diagonal plate

Until next time, happy stamping!  Kari

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Help Wanted!

Interested in making some extra cash? Interested in making a LOT of cash? How about a discount on all Stampin' Up! products? Wanna make new friends? Or, how about all the above? Then I want you!
I am looking for enthusiastic crafters to join my "Starlight Stampers" team. Whether you want to join Stampin' Up! for it's business opportunity or simply join to have the "inside scoop" on stamping trends and products, then this is the perfect time to say, "Yes to the Stamps!"

Now through the end of March, you can receive the Starter Kit for just $125! And, through March 31st, get FREE designer series paper or a digital download for the remainder of 2012! The starter kit is valued at more than $345. With the addition of the free paper and downloads, this kit is now worth more than $400! What are you waiting for?

Stampin' Up! wants this opportunity to fit your lifestyle. Business-minded? Great, we have endless resources for you, including all the help you want from me as your upline. Just interested in the discounted product? That's great too - you'll have access to everything the business-minded demonstrator has, but YOU decide if and when you want to access it. It really is that simple.
Have questions? I would love to answer them. Please email me at karlita@tctwest.net

Ready to join?  Click here to join the fun!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Simple roses

The third project we did for club was the following card where I taught the ladies how to make these adorable roses. 

All you need to make these are some craft tweezers and the scallop circle punch.  Take your craft scissors and cut into the scallop punch creating a pinwheel.

Now with your tweezers, grab the end of the pinwheel and twist the paper around the tweezer head working until you get to the center.  Place a glob of tombow glue on the circle base of your pinwheel.  Hold the flower to the center base as you release your tweezers.  Don't be afraid if your flower "opens up" & becomes bigger.  If you want a "tighter" rose don't allow it to open.  Apply pressure for about a minute until the glue holds your flower in place.  Apply to your card base with tombow glue as well. 

Sorry the photos a little fuzzy...

Remember there's still a time to take advantage of the benefits of Stampin' Up! Sale-a-bration going on until March 31st.  Earn free merchandise, join Stampin' Up as a demonstrater for only $125 or host a workshop and earn extra free merchandise. 

 Drop me a message and we can make arrangements, karlita@tctwest.net

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Fancy Favor gift bag

The second adorable treat we made at stamp club the other night was this adorable gift bag.  They showed us how to do this at convention but I never had enough of one color of 12x12 card stock.  As luck would have it, the day I was working on the projects I had a wonderful shipment arrive from Stampin' Up! with 12x12 card stock. 

The bottom part of the gift bag (early espresso) you assemble as directed.  The top portion (the DSP), you remove the the flaps and seal the bag shut with sticky strip.  Punch two holes with your crop-o-dile and run a ribbon thru & tie off in a bow.  The flower is the new Blossom punch from the Occasions Mini Catalog.  Fellow demonstrater, Dawn Olchefske, came up with the clever idea of using the modern label punch as an inside border.  Just amazing!  The center flower was then punched out with the Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer punch.  Punch a hole in the center for your brad.  Just love it!!

Don't forget that next Saturday, March 17th is the Button Buddies class.  If you'd like to pre-order the stamp set for the class I need your order by Monday, March 12th at noon.  E-mail me, karlita@tctwest.net or RSVP on my Stampin' Up! website:  http://www.karikarlin.stampinup.net/

And last but not least is this weeks newest Digital downloads released on Tuesday. 

#HASHTHIS Stamp Brush Set -- Digital Download
Hash this Stamp Brush Set #129934
Check This Out Designer Page Templates -- Digital Download
Check This Out Designer Page Templates #129921
Life In The Forest Stamp Brush Set -- Digital Download
Life In The Forest Stamp Brush Set  #130681

Lucky Framable Designer Template -- Digital Download
Lucky Framable Designer Template #129930
Open For Trade Stamp Brush Set -- Digital Download
Open For Trade Stamp Brush Set #129604

Walk In The Park II Kit -- Digital Download
Walk In The Park Kit #129607
Hope you enjoyed today's post.  Remember to make time for yourself and stamp today! 

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Flight of the Butterfly

Hey everyone!  I haven't gotten lost, just been out of town on a fun little weekend trip with the family to West Yellowstone snowmobiling.  Didn't get to snowmobile as much as we wanted as Saturday it snowed awefully hard and there was a strong wind so conditions weren't exactlty ideal!  Finally got to go out on Sunday and was hoping that my son could finally see some bison up close and personal but this is the first time out of all these years they weren't in their usual place.  Afraid they got chased back into the park.....

This is God's country!  Just love it here!

We made it back in time to have this month's stamp club.  This is one of the cute cards we did last night.  This stamp set is one of my old favorites.  Wouldn't be surprised if it retires in a few months....The girls learned three new techniques last night.  The others I'll show over the next few days. 

Always love to have a different fold for a card other than the traditional side open/close.

The cute ribbon secures the card closed. 
Cardstock:  Whisper white, Calypso coral, Domestic Goddess DSP

Stamp set:  Flight of the Butterfly, Petite Pairs

Accessories: Top Note die, Big Shot!, Basic rhinestones, 2-3/8" scallop circle punch, 1-3/4" circle punch, calypso coral 3/8" ruffled ribbon

Tomorrow I'll show you the latest releases for the MDS and some more cards we created for club.  Remember this is the last month for Stampin' Up Sale-a-bration!  Check out the catalog here and make your way to earning some free merchandise with every $50 order! 

Friday, March 2, 2012

Just out today & the Button Buddies class!

Simply Scored Diagonal Plate

Stampin' Up! released today the much anticipated Simply Scored Diagonal Plate.  This handy dandy tool works in conjunction with your Simply Scored to quickly create handcrafted envelopes, boxes, and more!  Directions are included to make all the common size envelopes.  Use item #125586 and add to your shopping cart!

As promised, I have the big reveal for the upcoming Button Buddies stamp class.  Below you'll find the 8 cards we'll be creating on Saturday, March 17th at 9:30.  (you'll also receive envelopes for these cards)

Class fee is $25 and due by March 14th to reserve your spot.  As a bonus for this class, you may pre-order this stamp set and receive 10% off.  Payment for the stamp set is due by Monday, March 12th at 12:00 noon so I can order them and be here in time for class.  Space is limited to the first 8 people that sign up.  If there is additional interest I will start a waiting list to reserve another class at a different time.  You can RSVP on my Stampin' up website or drop me an e-mail, karlita@tctwest.net  Class is held at our usual location at the Bennion Dental Center.