Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Stampin' Up! Build a Roo Retired Stamp Set Ideas

OK, I was messing around again today with my retired stamp sets and I decided to make a few gift sets.

The Build-a-Roo Stamp Set is so perfect for just this sort of gift.  You can make a Theme based set of cards to give away and yet have each card be for a totally different event.

Take a look! and don't forget when using those loved retired stamp sets, Stampin' Up! has the perfect papers for you to use in creating your new cards.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Pun Fun Retired Stampin Up Card Ideas!

I have been playing around this weekend with some of my retired stamp sets and came up with these really adorable
3 x 3 cards.

I love 3 x 3 cards because they work so well with gift bags and you can make a bunch of them with left over card stock pieces from larger cards.

I hope today's "Design of the Day" encourages you to pull out your stamps and create some quick 3 x3 cards!

Have a Pun Fun Day!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Blog Candy Winner


ALE V, is the Winner of July's Blog Candy!

This is so exciting.

  Ale V please let me know via email which stamp set you would like along with your color choice on the Ink Stamp Pad.


that participated in this Drawing!

I love giving away Stampin' Up items!
Watch for my next Blog Candy Drawing in August. 

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Stampin' Up! FREE Products Drawing

Don't miss out on your chance to win FREE Stampin' Up! Products
Entry ends Friday, July 15th at noon Central Standard Time!
Win Three FREE
Stampin' Up! Products in my
July Blog Candy give away!

Stampin' Up! Stamp Set
(Stamp Set is Your Choice from List - See Link)
Pearl Jewel Embellishments
Classic Stamp Pad (Color of your Choice)

U. S. shipping only.

Stampin' Up! Summer Splash Birthday!

What an adorable card for that Summer Birthday!

Today's "Design of the Day" is a perfect example of one of the great reasons I Love Stampin' Up! paper.

So many other scrapbook cards crack or when torn they have a white center,
but NOT Stampin' Up.

Stampin' Up! papers are dyed all the way through so when you tear it like I did on this card to create more realistic looking sand, I get a nice even color look!

Doesn't it look like Sand?!

Stampin' Up! items I used on this card include:
Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, and Whisper White Smooth Card Stock
More Mustard and Cajun Craze Inks
Summer Splash Stamp Set

This great little Summer Beach Set is only available until August 31st so don't miss out!

Houston Part Time or Full Time Job

This is a GREAT Part-Time or Full-Time Job
Are you a Stay at Home Mom looking for some extra spending money
Are do you have a job outside the home
 but are looking for a part-time job
 to give your income a boost?
If your answer is Yes than you need to read the following opportunity!
It's a great one!!!!

 This month, Stampin' Up! is offering a great opportunity to start you out as a new demonstrator for an extremely affordable price and I am sweetening the promotion by helping you out a little more!


For the month of July only Stampin' Up! is offering a Starter Kit for only $99.
This limited time Starter Kit valued at $185 also includes a
FREE Christmas Keepsake project kit valued at $40. 
In addition, after you are signed with Stampin' Up! as part of my team I will send you a
welcome gift valued at of $25 plus

That is over $250 worth of Stampin' Up! products for only $99!  
(see what is included below!)

Stampin' Up!'s Limited Time Started Kit - Valued at $185 - Includes:
  • Easy Events Clear-Mount Stamp Set*  (Seen Above)
  • Pennant Parade Wood-Mount Stamp Set*  (Seen Above)
  • Basic Black Classic Ink Stampin' Pad
  • Old Olive Classic Ink Stampin' Pad
  • Pumpkin Pie Classic  Ink Stampin' Pad
  • Real Red Classic  Ink Stampin' Pad
  • Brights 8-1/2" x 11" Assorted Card Stock - 20 Sheet Packet
  • Just Add Cake Designer Series Paper Packet - 12 Double Sided 12 x 12 Sheets* (Seen Above)  
  • Chocolate Chip 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon Spool with 10 Yards*  (Seen Above)
  • Note Cards and Envelopes (20)
  • Clear-Mount Block C
  • Blender Pen (1)
  • SNAIL Adhesive
  • Business supplies:
    • Getting Started DVD
    • Getting Started Guide
    • Guest Invitation Postcards (100)
    • 2011-2012 Idea Book and Catalog (8)
    • 2011 Summer Mini Catalog (8)
    • Stampin' Up! logo vinyl
    • Decor Elements applicator
    • To My Hostess Envelopes (10)
    • My Digital Studio Marketing DVD
    • Recruit Folders (5)
    • Recruit Brochures (20)
    • Customer Order Forms (50)
*Brand new to the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog!

All items above are recommended, but new demonstrators can substitute a similar item of equal or lesser value to personalize their kit, with the exception of the Business Supplies.


For joining in July you get a FREE Christmas Keepsake
project kit—a $40 value!


For joining as a part of my team you will receive a
Welcome Gift valued at over $25 that includes:
  • Petite Pennants Builder Punch (Page 213 of the 2011-12 Catalog)
  • Bright Designer Buttons (Page 197 of the 2011-12 Catalog)
(New Demonstrators can substitute a similar item of equal or lesser value to personalize their kit ...This additional Welcome Gift is only available to New Demonstrators that sign up through me.)

Cool things you may want to know about being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

  • Starter Kits ship for FREE
  • Receive 30% off your first order over $150 in the first 45 days after your sign up.
  • Earn 20% income (instant volume rebate) with sales of all commissionable products.
  • Earn an additional income, called a volume rebate when you have commissionable sales of $400 or more in one month. This volume rebate combined with your instant income can reach up to 40%.
  • The opportunity to see and order products early before they are available to customers.
  • The opportunity to earn an additional 4+ FREE Stamp Sets and $225 in bonus cash during the first 6 months through the Stampin' Start Program.  
  • Earn additional cash bonuses, products, and incentive trips.  This years incentive trip was an 8 day trip which included an Alaskan Cruise. Cool Huh!
  • Earn Free Hostess Sets through Demonstrator Orders
  • Receive a monthly demonstrator magazine with ideas and product updates.
  • Access to your own Demonstrators Website for $12.95 a month which is FREE for the first two months.
  • Monthly meetings with me and my team where we will share ideas and designs.  If you are not in the Houston Area I will send you a packet each month with design and workshop ideas.
  • An amazing library of video and audio training and ideas from Stampin' Up!
  • Access to one of the most wonderful and helpful teams I have ever had the experience of working with, Stampin' Up!'s Demonstrators Support Group. 
  • Finally and this is one of my favorites, access to the Demonstrators Stampin' Connection.  This is a site only for demonstrators, where we share ideas, designs and business strategies with each other. 
When you join Stampin' Up as a demonstrator there is no obligation to hold workshops or sell products ever!  You can join and drop at any time without any obligation or penalty.  If you decide you want to stay a current demonstrator and continue to receive the great benefits listed above, all you must do is meet a minimum of $300 in commissionable sales per quarter.  This includes sales to others or yourself.

Whether you want to work full time, part time or you just would like to get a discount on a great assortment of stamping products for your own use, this is a wonderful opportunity.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Stampin' Up! Catalog Tips

The Stampin' Up Idea Book and Catalog
is loaded with great Design Ideas
but did you know there was more?

Tip #1

When looking at a specific design you may question what products or colors are being used.  There is a file that allows you to read exactly what products are used for each design and it is displayed in a very similar style to the way I list products used in my Designs of the Day!

On Page 16 of the 2011-12 Idea Book and Catalog you will find the "Turtle & Co." Stamp Set and Design Ideas.  If you then go to the Stampin' Supplies file you find the list of products used in each project.  Below is a list of the items used in the first card on the left side of the photo.

16a – On Your Feet card:
Turtle & Co. Set; Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Peach Parfait, Whisper White, and Wild Wasabi Textured Card Stock; Party Animal Simply Scrappin’; Daffodil Delight and Wild Wasabi Classic Stampin’ Pads; Daffodil Delight 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon; Brights Brads; Brights Designer Buttons; Pearl Basic Jewels; Stampin’ Dimensionals; Aqua Painter;
Boho Blossoms, Dotted Scallop Ribbon, and 1/2" Circle Punches;
Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack; hole punch

NOTE:  Did you know that the Turtle & Co. Stamp Set is this years exclusive design for Stampin' Up!'s Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC).
For each stamp set purchased, $3 is donated to RMHC.

What a great way to have fun and help a very worthy organization!

Tip #2

Stampin' Up! papers are so easy to work with and
there are great deals on prices available in catalog.

The getting Started Collection 8-1/2" x 11" Card Stock Package not only gives you a great selection with 12 different colors but it also gives you an
additional 4 sheets of card stock for no additional cost.  See Page 174

Tip #3

Page 176 holds "In Color" packages.  If you order the Card Stock and Classic Pad In Color Kit you receive 20 sheets of card stock and 5 Ink Pads for ONLY the Price of the Ink Pads.

That is like getting the 20 sheets of Card Stock FREE!

Tip #4

Pages 206 and 208 hold charts that give you excellent recommendations on which Adhesives and Cutting Tools work best with each of the products.  This is a GREAT reference when creating your project!

I hope these Tips help you when working with and ordering Stampin' Up! Products.

LSA Lutheran South Academy and other Texas School Scrapbooks

Do you love the idea of having your childs photos in a
finished school themed scrapbook
but you don't have time to make it yourself.
Let me create one for you!
Local Houston High Schools and Texas/Louisiana University Themes
are available in 3 different sizes
(6 x 6 has solid front, 8 x 8 has photo window and 12 x 12 has photo window).
Each Scrapbook is a High Quality Cloth Post Bound 20 Page Album
with top loading page protectors.

These beautiful scrapbooks also make GREAT Birthday,
Christmas, Coach and Teacher Thank You's
and Graduation Gifts.

Order your Album today by calling 713-818-1799,
email designsby.dixie@yahoo.com

Example album covers are shown below:

Schools choices include both High School and Universities:
Lutheran South Academy                                                      
Dobie High School                                                                 
Pasadena Memorial High School                                            
Dickinson High School                                                           
La Marque High School                                                         
La Porte High School                                                             
Santa Fe High School
Manvel High School
Clear Creek High School
Clear Brook High School
Clear Springs High School
Pearland High School
Friendswood High School
Texas A & M
University of Texas
Texas Tech
Sam Houston

Page layouts can be personalized with sports numbers or other interests.
Bows can be removed for a more masculine look.

Examples page layouts are shown below.


Order your Album today by calling 713-818-1799,
email designsby.dixie@yahoo.com
Receive a 20% discount when ordering
4 or more albums.

Cost per Album:
6 x 6 Album $25
8 x 8 Album $45
12 x 12 Album $75
Personalization additional $5

School theme papers will always be used however they could be adjusted due to availability.