Thursday, November 29, 2012

New! Talking Tag Memory Labels

Stampin' Up! Talking Tag Labels


Introducing ... TalkingTag™ Labels!

TalkingTag™ is a message label you can attach to cards, invitations, scrapbook pages, gifts, or anything you'd like to personalize into something uniquely YOU. I know you'll think of clever ways to use these tags, but you can start with birthday or Christmas cards to add a special message.

How to Buy Talking Tags:
Buy them by the sheet (10 tags) for just $7.95 (item #129723).

How to record a voice message:
  1. Download the FREE TalkingTag™ App on your smartphone from talkingtag.mobi, iTunes®, or Google Play™.
  2. Adhere the message tag to your card or gift.
  3. Open the TalkingTag™ App and scan the code.
  4. Record your message (recording starts immediately, so make sure you’re ready!)

You will have the opportunity to listen, re-record, cancel, or confirm your message after you’ve finished recording it. Each label allows up to 60 seconds of a greeting, song, or message.

To play the message, recipients will need to download the app and scan the code (instructions are right on the label). Messages are saved on world-wide servers (lifetime), so they can listen to it over and over.

Brandi Barnard of Stampin’ Up! shows us just how easy the Talking Tags are to use.





Okay, these look pretty nifty and I loved the idea she mentioned about recording clues for a party. Wouldn’t that be fun!!

What do you think? Have you already thought of other fun ways to use these tags?

xoxo







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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Final Day of Savings - Online Extravaganza


I guess it's true that all good things must come to an end. Or something like that. Well, it's the last day of the Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza - our biggest online sale of the year!  Your last chance to save 20-50% on cool Stampin' Up! products for the holidays.



But, wait ... there's more! I just love saying that, but you really have to hear me say it to fully appreciate it. Sorry.

Today only save 20% on these select stamping tools and storage:
 

Page
Item
Description
Retail
Price
24-Hour
Sale Price
 

 
7
118941
Clear Block Bundle (Blocks A-I)
$66.95
$53.56
7
120279
Clear Block Storage Caddy
$16.95
$13.56
175
109127
Stack & Store Caddy
$34.95
$27.96

The Online Extravaganza Sale ends tonight (Wednesday, November 28,  11:50 PM (MT).

Please note - Due to high demand, inventory levels on the following items are running low:
  • Rhinestone Basic Jewels
  • Scallop Edge Punch
  • Petite Pocket Bigz XL Die

If an item goes on backorder, it will not begin shipping until the end of January. We apologize for any inconvience.

xoxo

 
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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Free Chalkboard Tag Digital Download!

Stampin' Up! Free For You From Us Digital Tags


Stampin' Up! released a fun new batch of digital downloads today and we all get one free! Woo Hoo! (Don't be stingy - tell your friends!)

Stampin' Up! Free For You From Us Digital Downlaod


 
Free Download!! This trendy chalkboard-style gift tag is perfect for having a little fun adorning presents this year. Download includes a 1-page decor designer template, 1-piece stamp brush, 1 embellishment.  Coordinates with the To You From Me Designer Template (see below).

Not only did I get my free download, I played and had a little fun with it too!  I used the recoloring tool to play with some different colors, but I love that trendy chalkboard version. Get your free download now by clicking here or click on the download name under the photo.

Let's see what else Stampin' Up! has in their Santa bag ...


Stampin' Up!  To You From Me Digital Download


Digital Download

Use these cute and trendy chalkboard-style tags to adorn gifts and treats during the holiday season. Coordinates with our FREE For You From Us digital download!



Stampin' Up! Ornamental Christmas Postcard Template



Create an adorable card that doubles as an ornament that will "hang around" with good cheer year after year! Coordinates with the Ornament Framelits Dies to punch out the ornament.



Stampin' Up! Jingle And Joy Kit Digital Download


Digital Downlaod

This kit is perfect for your December Daily album, photobook, cards and more with both winter and Christmas themed images.



Stampin' Up! Reindeer Games Designer Template




Have lots of fun with this decor piece for the holidays and, of course, use the 10 punches, 2 Designer Series Papers, and 4-pc. stamp brush set on loads of digital pages and other projects as well.



Save 50% on any downloadable version of MDS 2 Digital Design Software


Hurry - Only a few hours left to snag MDS 2 at 50% Off. Choose from MDS 2, MDS 2+, or the MDS 2 upgrade.  At a whopping 50% off, I recommend getting MDS 2+ with over $500 worth of digital content included. I mean seriously ... 50% OFF?! What are you waiting for ... Christmas? Don't wait - this sale ends Wednesday, Nov. 28th at 11:50 PM (MT).

xoxo


 

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Monday, November 26, 2012

Vintage Heartfelt Thanks Card

Stampin' Up! Layered Labels Thank You Card

Here's a fun way to incorporate lots of layers on your card while stepping outside the "box". The Layered Labels stamp set and the Apothecary Accents Framelits dies are a perfect fit. And the textured oval shaped layer behind it? It's the new Holiday Frame Embossing Folder featured in the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog, proving you won't have to put it aside after the holidays.

To trim the embossed Holiday Frame to size, I simply cut around the frame using Paper Snips. The gorgeous main image was stamped with Cherry Cobbler ink onto Very Vanilla and die-cut using the coordinating Apothecary Accents Framelit die.

Heartfelt image closeup


The image was stamped a second time in Baja Breeze and cut just around the oval using Paper Snips, then popped up on the card using Stampin' Dimensionals. The "heartfelt" greeting was snipped from the original image and is popped up right in place.

Hip Tip: The image shown in the catalog for this stamp varies slightly from the actual rubber stamp itself. The actual stamp image features a double oval border in the center, making it super easy to cut out for layering. See images for the stamp set (and coordinating framelit dies) at the end of this post.

Little Label pinned to crochet trim


Keeping with the labels theme, I stamped a tiny, but elegant "Thanks" from the Lovely Little Labels stamp set and cropped it using a coordinating punch from the Little Labels Punch Pack. Aren't these the sweetest little punched elements?!   I attached the little label to the Victoria Crochet Trim using a Vintage Trinkets pin.

Hitting the Cyber Monday Sales?
The Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza continues (thru Nov. 28) with 20-50% savings on a variety of stamping and papercrafting favorites.

xoxo

 
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Today's project featured the following Stampin' Up! products:
Stamps: Layered Labels (Wood-Mount 127070, Clear-Mount 127072), Lovely Little Labels (Wood-Mount 126260, Clear-Mount 126262)
Ink: Soft Suede (126978), Cherry Cobbler (126966), Baja Breeze (126960)
Paper: Soft Suede (115318), Baja Breeze (111352), Very Vanilla (101650)
Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439), Holiday Frame Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (127820), Apothecary Accents Framelits Die (127003), Little Labels Punch Pack (126881), Stamping Sponges (101610), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)
Accessories: Victoria Crochet Trim (118481), Vintage Trinkets (118764)

Stampin' Up! Layered Labels Stamp Set Artwork

Layered Labels Stamp Set


Stampin' Up! Apothecary Accents Framelits Dies

Apothecary Accents Framelits Dies
 
 

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Saturday, November 24, 2012

Small Business Saturday


Now that the turkey is out of the way and the big mad Friday shopping dash is over, I hope you'll turn your attention to another little bit of business: Small Business Saturday. Your local small businesses need your support (all year long) to stay in business.

Please consider stepping outside the (big) box and the mall chain stores to support the small business owners in your community. These local entrepreneurs help our communities to thrive and many times offer unique merchandise and stellar customer service.  You might even enjoy shopping for picky Aunt Matilda this year!

And while you're at it, Small Business Saturday isn't just about holiday gift shopping. You'll find businesses ready to help you deck the halls, stock up for the party, help polish your look, and fill you with good eats.

One last thing: Independent Consultants and Direct Sellers (like me) are small business owners too. And we need (and appreciate!!) your support as well. There are endless choices these days when it comes to independent sellers - everything from candles to purses, fashions to tote bags, wall art to jewelry, cookware to makeup, and so much more.

Unlike someone with a few links to Amazon, these folks are experienced professionals in their chosen field. They are passionate about their products. And they will go out of their way to share that knowledge and that passion with YOU.

Whether it's a brick-and-morter retail store, restaurant, or online-only small business, I hope you'll support Small Business Saturday. Happy Shopping!

xoxo

 
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p.s. The Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza is in full swing! Get 20-50% off select rubber stamps, tools, Designer Series Paper, Embossing Folders, Embellishments, and Accessories now thru Nov. 28th.





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Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving


Guess who's coming to dinner?
 
Bwahahahahahahahahah!



Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

xoxo

Gayle

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Peace On Earth Card (Two Ways)

Peace on Earth Greeting Card

A funny thing happened on the way to making this card. I got almost done (I hadn't added the large punched snowflake yet) and thought "hmmm ... this card looks pretty just like this". So I decided to show you both versions.

Either way, this simple card starts out with a Midnight Muse card base layered with a Whisper White panel die-cut with a scallop at the bottom using the Adorning Accents Edgelits and the Big Shot. The panel is embossed using the Northern Flurry Embossing Folder (on sale now!) and stamped with the "Peace On Earth" greeting from the Greetings of the Season stamp set.

Peace On Earth Christmas Card Details CloseUp


To add shimmer to the panel, I spritzed it with Frost White Shimmer Spray (Shimmer Paint and Alcohol mixed in a Stampin' Spritzer), although it doesn't show well in the photos. For a sparkly border, I added a length of Midnight Muse Stitched Satin Ribbon, topped with a strip of Silver Glimmer Paper.

Hip Tip: Midnight Muse card stock could be substituted for the ribbon, but the stitched edges of the ribbon add an extra element of detail to the card - much more noticeable in person. Sticky Strip is the recommended adhesive to adhere the ribbon and the Glimmer Paper.



Simple Peace On Earth Greeting Card


It was at this point that I realized the card looks great already. With the embossed snowflakes, subtle shimmer in the background, and the bright sparkling border, the card is very classic and elegant. A less is more kind of card.

But, of course, that wasn't the card I set out to make. Please, sir, may I have some more?

Stampin' Up! Bold Snowflake Stamp


I stamped the Bold Snowflake stamp on Whisper White card stock and cropped it using the coordinating Blossom Punch. I added a Vintage Faceted Designer Button in the center tied with Whisper White Baker's Twine and then popped it onto the card front using Stampin' Dimensionals.

Hip Tip: The Bold Snowflake stamp is one of the newly added clear-mount single stamps available from Stampin' Up! through January 2, 2013. You can see the entire assortment HERE.

Shimmery Silver Metallic Stampin' Dazzle Marker


For the inside of the card, I tried out one of the new Stampin' Dazzle Markers in Silver. Wow! I was impressed. I am picky about writing with markers, but this writes very easily and it looks so pretty! These markers are great for cards with a darker card base and come in silver and gold.

Which version do you like best? I think I like them both. Ha ha! On the "less is more" version, I think a few random Rhinestone Basic Jewels added to the embossed snowflakes would add a bit more interest + sparkle and would really "complete" the card. "You complete me ..."  Name that movie.

xoxo

 
p.s. The Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza is in full swing! Get 20-50% off select rubber stamps, tools, Designer Series Paper, Embossing Folders, Embellishments, and Accessories now thru Nov. 28th.
 
 
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Today's project featured the following Stampin' Up! products:
Stamps: Greetings of the Season (W-128030, C-128033), Bold Snowflake (132338)
Ink: Midnight Muse (126860)
Paper: Midnight Muse (126843), Whisper White (100730), Silver Glimmer Paper (124005)
Tools: Big Shot Die-Cut Machine (113439), Adorning Accents Edgelits (125595), Northern Flurry Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (120902), Blossom Punch (125603), Glue Dots (103683), Sticky Strip (104294), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Stampin' Spritzer (126185)
Accessories: Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons (127555), Whisper White Baker's Twine (124262), Midnight Muse Stitched Satin Ribbon (126847), Silver Stampin' Dazzle Marker (128978), Frost White Shimmer Paint (116854)

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

MDS 2 On Sale Now + New Digital Downloads

MDS 2+ infographic

Lindsey Hortin, a Communication Specialist at Stampin' Up!, created this awesome infographic highlighting what puts the PLUS in MDS 2+. I couldn't wait to share her awesome design - way to go Lindsey!

MDS 2+ comes with over $500 worth of digital content, which makes it a steal in my book. I've been having fun exploring all the new features of MDS 2, even though I'm still learning about digital creating. But the learning and playing is half the fun!

If you haven't dipped your toe in the (digital) water yet, now is the perfect time. During the Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza all MDS 2 software products are 50% Off.  Nope - not a misprint!

Stampin' Up! MDS 2 Digital Software 50% Off



 
 
 
Regular Price
Sale Price
 
 
MDS 2 Trial
FREE
FREE
 
 
MDS 2 Upgrade
$19.95
$9.98
 
 
MDS 2
$39.95
$19.98
 
 
MDS 2+
$79.95
$39.98
 
 



As always, you can try out MDS 2 free for a 30-day trial, but remember the Online Extravaganza Sale ends on Wednesday, November 28th.

Our Newest Digital Downloads
Here's a peek at the newest digital downloads from Stampin' Up! this week:

Stampin' Up! Freehand Frames Overlays Digital Download


Hand-drawn overlays to frame your photos. Download includes 1 punch and a 4-piece SVG stamp brush set.




Stampin' Up! Hanukkah Happiness Ensemble - Digital Download
A great kit for kids to celebrate the festivities, it includes a wish list, eight different tags for eight presents, a coloring page, frameable, thank you card and more.



Stampin' Up! Waiting For Santa Ensemble - Digital Download

Help the kids get ready for Santa with this ensemble including wish list and thank you postcards, tags, designer templates, and more.


If you have a question or need more information about MDS 2, please let me know and I'll be happy to provide (or find out) the answers for you.

xoxo

 

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Monday, November 19, 2012

Keep Calm and Shop On

Stampin' Up! Carry On Hostess Stamp Set Greeting Card

I thought it only fitting to have a little fun with today's card theme of shopping. Of course, we all know there will be major shopping frenzy later in the week. But why wait? We've got oodles of shopping fun starting today and carrying on into next week! More on that below.

Today's simple card features a Basic Gray card base layered with a polka dot pattern from the Howlstooth & Scaringbone Designer Series Paper collection.

For the focal point, I die-cut my shape using the Apothecary Accents Framelits and the Big Shot, and stamped the sentiment using Basic Gray ink.  That fun sentiment, by the way, is part of the Carry On Stamp Set - one of our exclusive hostess options. To add interest and a little pop of color, I die-cut two banners using the Bitty Banners Framelits and slipped them into the center, layered and popped up.

Stampin' Up! Carry On Stamp Set Card Idea


The die-cut has the perfect shape for adding In Color Printed Designer Brads in Calypso Coral (and continues the polka-dot theme). Finally, I stamped the little purse image twice using Calypso Coral ink and hand cut them to pop them up from the die-cut.


Online Extravaganza Is Here!



The Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza starts today with 20% - 50% savings on a terrific collection of papercraft products including: stamp sets, accessories, and tools. There are no limits and no minimums, plus you can also shop the Clearance Rack and the current catalogs too.
Note: All discounts will be applied at checkout.




Today Only - Monday Doorbuster Specials!

Don't miss today's doorbusters:

Monday, November 19, midnight - 11:50 PM (MT)
 
Page
Item
Description
Retail Price
24-Hour
Sale Price
181
125586
Simply Scored Diagonal Plate
$11.95
$9.56
186
113439
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
$99.95
$79.96
186
113474
Big Shot Doctor's Bag
$69.95
$55.96


Stampin' Up! Doorbuster Specials


Are you still here reading? Let's go shopping!!

xoxo

 
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Today's project featured the following Stampin' Up! products:
Stamps: Carry On (W-126645, C-126647)
Ink: Basic Gray (126981), Calypso Coral (126983)
Paper: Basic Gray (121044), Very Vanilla (101650), Calypso Coral (122925), Howlstooth & Scaringbone Designer Series Paper (126906)
Tools: Big Shot (113439), Apothecary Accents Framelits (127003), Bitty Banners Framelits (129267), Stamping Sponges (101610), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)
Accessories: In Color Printed Designer Brads (122940)


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Saturday, November 17, 2012

Big Stampin' Up! Sale Starts Monday


IT'S BACK!!
 
NOVEMBER 19-28, 2012

Why wait for Black Friday? Our big sale starts on Monday!
 

The Online Extravaganza promotion is back and it’s our biggest sale of the year! Get incredible discounts – up to 50% off – on some of your favorite Stampin' Up! products.

In addition, there will be three products 20% Off for 24-hours only on both the first and last days of Online Extravaganza - our very own doorbusters! Woo Hoo!


Monday, November 19, midnight - 11:50 PM (MT)

Page
Item
Description
Retail Price
24-Hour
Sale Price
181
125586
Simply Scored Diagonal Plate
$11.95
$9.56
186
113439
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
$99.95
$79.96
186
113474
Big Shot Doctor's Bag
$69.95
$55.96

 

Wednesday, November 28, midnight - 11:50 PM (MT)

Page
Item
Description
Retail Price
24-Hour
Sale Price
7
118941
Clear Block Bundle (Blocks A-I)
$66.95
$53.56
7
120279
Clear Block Storage Caddy
$16.95
$13.56
175
109127
Stack & Store Caddy
$34.95
$27.96

 

You can visit the Online Store to see all discounted products (starting Monday)  or view this PDF now for a sneak peek.


The Fine Print

  • Discounts range between 20 and 50 percent - awesome!
  • Discounted products are available on all order types – so if you don’t want to shop online, give me a call or shoot me an email!
  • There's no minimum purchase required to participate in this promotion. Sale on!
  • For product bundles, you need to use the bundle item numbers provided. If you use individual item numbers, you won't get the discount - bummer.
  • You can buy additional products from any of our current catalogs on the same order - yay!
  • If you shop online, you can also purchase Clearance Rack items - sweet!

Boy, I can hardly wait until Monday - did you LOOK at that sale sneak peek? Holy WOW!

♬♪♫  I'm makin' a list  ♬♪♫  and checkin' it twice ...

xoxo

 
p.s. Don't forget to add that super cute Texture Boutique Embossing Machine to your order if you want one. They are flying off the shelves and once they're gone ... well, you know.


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