Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Happy Birthday!

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October 1 is a BIG day for Stampin' Up! fans!!

Stampin' Up! is celebrating their 20th birthday - and you get the presents!! Select birthday themed sets will be 20% off with any $20 purchase. You can also purchase the large tip AquaPainter for a special price!

Decor Elements Phase 2 will be available. Wait until you see what they have for you!

Host a workshop that totals $350 or more, and receive any set from the Sampler. Be sure to check the back of your Sampler for more specials!

And last but not least - you will be able to order from the Holiday Mini!

All of these offers will be available tomorrow on my website at www.andreamason.stampinup.net
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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Give Thanks

Here is the new Season of Thanks that you can get from Stampin' Up! This is the small size that fits perfectly on my Family Tree shadow box that I got from Michaels! I added some fake leaves to the box for a little bit of fall decor. I love these new Decor Elements. You can order the new Decor Elements on October 1.

Smelly Spider?

I ordered the small Spooky Spider and decided to try it on my Air Wick Flameless Candle! I love how it turned out!! What do you think?

You can purchase your very own Spooky Spider on my website at www.andreamason.stampinup.net or email me at ilove2scrap@cox.net

Here is the treat jar that you can make on my October 2 or October 5 class. Reserve your spot with your $30 payment by September 24. Email me for more information!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Spooky Spider is here!

Spooky Spider Décor Elements
Just in time for Halloween!
Make your home and Halloween projects spooktacular this year with the Spooky Spider Décor Elements! This fun self-adhesive vinyl image is just in time to help you get ready for Halloween, and is priced low so it won't break your candy budget. Decorate your candy jar to thrill the treaters, or adhere it above your door to scare off the tricksters. Whatever you do, you'll be a Halloween hit!
The exclusive Spooky Spider comes in three sizes and two colors and is designed to coordinate with our Ghostly Greetings Designer Series paper and our Chills & Thrills Rub-Ons from the Fall-Winter 2008 Idea Book & Catalog.
These spiders won't hang around long, so contact me today to get your Spooky Spider Décor Elements before they vanish into the night! Or you can order online at http://www.andreamason.stampinup.net/

Join me on Thursday, October 2 from 6:00 - 7:30 PM or Sunday, October 5 from 3:00 - 4:30 PM to create your own Spooky Spider Treat Jar! RSVP and $30 payment due by September 24. Pictures coming soon!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Slide that chocolate over here!

Chocolate bar slider cards aren't new. But I have to admit... I never understood the directions! Until I found a great tutorial on Dawn Griffith's blog. Click here to watch the video.

I used Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine Tango, and Whisper White to assemble mine. The stamps are from All in the Family. Family Accessories, and Family Phrases.
The chocolate - Hershey's!

Knock, knock...

Who's there?
Cows who?
No, silly! Cows go moo!

Remeber the punch owl I made? Here he is on a 6x6 scrapbook page.

He is on a Really Rust base with Chocolate Chip strips and Very Vanilla for the photo mat. I used a few dimensionals to prop him up on the page.

More bottle tags

These are quite fun to make. Except for getting the ring onto the plastic part - but I'm going to experiment with that a little.
For the monkey: I used Black Stazon to stamp the Sock Monkey image onto Shrink Plastic. Then I used my Stampin' Write Markers to color him in.
For the flowers: I colored the large flower on my Inspired by Nature stamp with my Stampin' Write Markers. I went back and touched up the coloring after I stamped it onto the Shrink Plastic to make it a bit brighter.
Then I put them in my little toaster oven. Not the one that pops up though - that would be bad! :)
After they had cooled, I added the ring and the elastic band. Done!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Online Shopping!!

I'm so excited to share with you that you can now shop on my Stampin' Up! web site 24 hours a day! So when you awake from a dream in the middle of the night with the ideal scrapbook page or project - you can jump online an order your supplies! For all of you night owls - no more playing phone or email tag (although it is quite entertaining at times)!

In order to receive catalog pricing and Hostess benefits, you must shop through my website! Please also note that you must still contact me to place workshop orders if you have collected orders other than your own. Orders placed through my web site will be mailed directly to you!

Here are som more important FAQs about online ordering:

Q: What is a demonstrator’s web site and what can I find there?
A: Your demonstrator may have a personal web site where you can order online. In addition to the store, you will also find event notification, project ideas, and personal information to help in your own creativity. To find if your demonstrator has a web site, use the Demonstrator Directory to locate her. If she has a web
site, a link to her site will be listed next to her name on the results page.

Q: How do I buy products online?
A: As with many other online ordering systems, adding the items you would like to purchase is accomplished through a virtual shopping bag. Click the Add to Bag button on any item or project page, and we will keep track of those items for the shopping session. When you are ready to make your purchase, simply click the
Checkout button from your shopping bag and follow the information prompts through the checkout process. The last screen in the checkout process is a printable receipt. Following a short processing time, your order will be shipped to your specified address.

Q: What are the advantages of ordering through your demonstrator’s web site?
A: By placing your order on your demonstrator’s web site, you will receive the best pricing, best shipping rates, and be eligible for Stampin’ Rewards (described below). You will also be clicks away from your demonstrator’s personal content to help guide you in exploring your creativity.

Q: Is there a difference in the products I find in the catalog and those online?
A: The product offerings are basically the same; however, some products or promotions may only be available through your demonstrator and some available only online. You will want to contact your demonstrator for demonstrator specials, and watch online for others!

Q: How can I find an item from the catalog?
A: If you have a current Idea Book & Catalog, you can enter the item number directly into the Search the Store field above the product categories navigation on the left. This will return the items and projects available through Online Ordering.

Q: The item I want is grayed out? How can I order this item?
A: This item is currently on backorder or temporarily unavailable for order. As suggested, please try back in the future to purchase this item.

Q: What is discount pricing? Why do you do this?
A: Discount pricing is pricing available if you order through a Stampin Up! demonstrator. With a demonstrator, you not only get the advertised discounted price, but you also get the added value as a creative coach in helping you explore your own creativity. By ordering through a demonstrator, you make
the most of the products you purchase online. Please note, if you are on a demonstrator’s web site, you will only see the discount pricing.

Q: Is your site secure?
A: The Stampin’ Up! store has been verified by VeriSign to be secure for commercial transactions. In addition, Stampin’ Up! has received accreditations from the BBB (Better Business Bureau) for customer service standards. You can be perfectly confident that your transactions will be secure. If you would like to
learn more about our security, please see the Security Policy document.
For more information about VeriSign, visit http://www.verisign.com.
For more information on the BBB, visit http://welcome.bbb.org.

Q: What types of payment do you accept?
A: We currently accept credit card payments made using Visa and MasterCard. We also accept Discover in the US.
Q: How long will it take for me to receive my order?
A: When you check out, you will see our current order processing and handling time. In addition, you will need to add your chosen shipping method to calculate the total time to receive your order. After placing you order, you can check your order status and get tracking information in the My Account area of Online

Q: How can I check on the status of my order?
A: When you log in to your account, you will be able to check the current order status from your My Account page. The Order History tab will have order information, shipping tracking information, and will contain orders from the past 12 months. You may also contact customer service at 1-877-iSTAMP2.

Q: How can I contact the company?
A: To contact customer service you may call 1-877-iSTAMP2 Monday through Friday 7:00 AM through 7:00 PM (MT). You may also e-mail us at cs@stampinup.com.

Q: What are Stampin’ Rewards, and how do I earn them?
A: The Stampin’ Rewards program awards free merchandise to you when you place an order of a certain amount. You can qualify for Stampin’ Rewards (which includes both free dollars and free, exclusive stamp sets) only when you place an order on your demonstrator’s web site. Awards can only be redeemed at the
point of purchase, so if you qualify for Stampin’ Rewards, please be sure to choose them before you complete checkout. Otherwise, you’ll lose them.
The award tiers are available from the Stampin’ Rewards link at the bottom of the store page on your demonstrator’s web site.

Q: How does Stampin Up! calculate sales tax?
A: When you enter the payment and billing screen, we will calculate your tax based on the ZIP Code you have entered as part of your billing address. For the most accurate calculation, please enter your ZIP Code + 4. You may look up your ZIP Code at http://zip4.usps.com/zip4.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

I {heart} fall!

Yes, I know it is still 110 here in Arizona. It doesn't even get below 95 until Halloween, but I love decorating and getting ready for fall! Somehow it makes it seem cooler out? :)
Have you ever made a pumpkin with punches? Here's a quick tutorial. I used 3 small ovals and 1 word window punch. I punched my tag out at the same time, using the small tag punch.

Attach the word window to one of the ovals, making sure the oval and the word window are even at the bottom. Then attach the remaining 2 ovals to the back of the word window strip, slightly offset. Then attach to the tag.
I used the "for you" stamp from the Fresh Cuts stamp set.
Here's a closer look at the completed tag. Are you wondering what I've attached my tag to?

This is my very own haystack! I got the idea from the new Fall-Winter IBC. The one in the book is actually a witch broom. Since I don't have any Halloween stamps, I decided to go with a haystack!
To do this, I used 2 brown paper lunch sacks and cut them into strips down to the base of the bag. I added a wrapped popcorn ball to the center of the bag and then gathered the strips at the top, tied a piece of ribbon and attached the tag.

Too pretty to light.

I've been working on projects for some craft fairs that are coming up quickly. Here are a few of the candles that I will have available...

The candles on the left are made with Stampin' Up! Rub-ons. So quick and easy! The candle in the middle and to the right are stamped with Stampin' Up! images.

I used a retired coffee stamp set on the candle in the middle. The scent is toffee (I think). But see how the color drips down the candle? Well, that was a mistake - but I love it! The whole candle was the color of the top. But I have discovered that when you melt colored candles the color runs - quickly! So unless you are going for the drip effect, I would stick with white or cream colored candles.

So obviously the Rub-ons are simple enough to do. The hardest part about the Rub-ons is deciding where to lay the images.

To make the images on the candles... you aren't actually stamping on the candle. You stamp on a strip of tissue paper! Then you can color in you image with markers. You then use a heat tool to melt the tissue paper right onto the candle. So fun!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Hey there Big Shot!

For more information and a printable brochure: Click here

Purchase the machine ($99.95) and receive a FREE Sizzlits Die ($4.95 value)

Purchase the Special Edition Big Shot Starter Kit ($195.95) and receive a Level 1 Hostess set, $15 in FREE merchandise, and a FREE Sizzlits Die ($4.95 value)

Purchase the Special Edition Big Shot Starter Kit with Doctor's Bag ($259.95) and receive a Level 1 Hostess set, $25 in FREE merchandise, and a FREE Sizzlits Die ($4.95 value).

You will also receive a FREE class from me on how to use your Big Shot!
*Offer valid September 1 - October 31*
**These offers are only valid through me and only in the USA **
***Prices listed do not include tax or shipping***

The Big Shot is a Big Deal

Take your paper crafting abilities to a whole new level! The Big Shot manual die-cutting machine can be used to die cut materials for use on cards, scrapbook pages, business tools, home décor projects, and even clothing--the Big Shot is a big deal!

The Big Shot is easy, and fun to use! Create intricate designs, cut multiple shapes and letters quickly, and never run out of a sticker letter again!

Cut through the following 50 materials using steel rule dies and your Big Shot machine. Please note the maximum thickness of several materials.

Static cling vinyl
Warm & natural batting
Fusible fleece
Quilt batting
Adhesive and non-adhesive flexible magnet
Heat n' shrink plastic
Adhesive and non-adhesive felt
Pop-up sponge
Shiny self-adhesive and non-adhesive paper
Iron-on fabric
Poly foam adhesive and non adhesive
3-D illusionary plastic
Glow in the dark adhesive and non adhesive
Suede paper
Funky fur
Personal Embossing Plastic (PEP)
Shaggy plush felt
Vinyl flooring
Shelf lining
Embossing rubber
Thin leather
Gasket material
Brass (.055)
Light weight steel
Aluminum (.016)
Tin (.008)
Aircraft plywood (1/64")
Basswood (1/16")
Balsa (3/32")
Mat board (adhesive or none)
Foam with chipboard (.1)
Corrugated pad
Adhesive-backed cork
Fine sandpaper (.00)
Extra thick template plastic
Template plastic
Plastic canvas (7 mesh)
Bubble wrap
Sheet foam
Friendly (jewelry) plastic
100% pure beeswax
Adhesive and non-adhesive rubber

Contact me today to place your order or if you would like more information!