BJ on May 20th 2013
As a demonstrator, we can order some of the new things in advance – and get to playing. One of the many advantages of being a demonstrator! Here you are getting a sneak peak of a bundle – yes I said bundle available in the new catalog! This bundle contains a stamp set and punch. You may also not totally recognize the colors in this card as it features many of the new in colors!
The In Colors are; Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantalope, Coastal Cabana, Strawberry Slush. The only one I didn't use is Baked Brown Sugar. (Don't you love the names!).
Mosaic Madness is a stamp set that features 11 coordinating designs. Take a close look at this pattern – then when you are shopping or looking at magazines – you will spot lots of patterns like this! I was really surprised at how much I saw when I started looking! I love that there is a punch to coordinate with the stamp set!
I also spent some time getting more things ready for my "Out with the Old and in with the New" Open House on June 1. Retired items are being priced. Accessories bagged and ready to be priced. You are going to want to make sure and plan this day into your schedule!
BJ on May 16th 2013
So, I'm Back – finally! Due to computer and website issues, I have been WAY out of touch. My sincere apologies!
Well, Jim and I have now been to Fiji and back on the Stampin' Up! Incentive trip – and when I got home, there was a huge box of NEW Stampin' Up! product waiting for me. Yippeeee! Of course it was one of the first things unpacked – and finally last weekend, I got a chance to play. This card features a bunch of newbies!
- Label Love stamp set p 33
- Gingham Garden Designer Washi Tape
- Artisan Label punch
- Gingham Garden DSP
I was new to Washi tape – but certainly find I like (ok love) and am thinking of many uses! I have a super cute "pin" you'll love to see coming in the near future to this very blog!
This card actually features only 2 of the 3 patterns you receive in the package. Hint: you'll like the other one too if you like the base of this card!
So, thanks for hanging in there with me. Love you all!
BJ on Apr 24th 2013
Oh my goodness! I have to admit that I almost peed my pants this morning! I was so excited – I'm sure the whole neighborhood could hear me squealing! The retired list posted – and when I reviewed that, I knew the new catalog HAD to be amazing! And it was! But, first things first.
Run over and check out the retired list! Remember that accessories are while supplies last. Some products are discounted up to 60%. I will be placing an order tonight (April 24). Since I am leaving tomorrow for Stampin’ Up! Fiji vacation, you can place your order online here. My gift to you for ordering during my vacation is 20 card fronts mailed to you on my return.
Here are my top items that are retiring;
*. Fancy favor box die
*. Shimmer paint
*. Ornament punch
* petal cone die
*. Pocket die
* scallop square die
*. Heart of hearts emboss lit
*. Two tags die
*. Notecards and envelopes
Top stamp sets;
* elements of style
*. French foliage
*. Just believe
*. Perfectly preserved and framelits !:(
*. Wicked cool
Now if you are looking at your must have list and it is long. May I suggest that you take advantage of one of two offers. Be a hostess and receive $30 extra in hostess rewards of your choosing for a $350 show. That’s $80 in free merchandise. The second offer is to join my team. Then you could have been squealing with excitement this morning as you got to look at the new catalog too. Right now you get to choose $155 worth of merchandise for only $99. Plus you will get in on the new catalog sneak peaks and specials. Hello! If you are on the fence, it is time to jump off! You can sign up online here. Or give me a call or email (answered when I am back from Fiji).
Ok. Here are a few things in the new catalog that I am excited about;
* wheels – I know not my fav thing but just wait until you see them!
*. Punches – oh yes baby – and a hexagon punch.
*. Magnetic cutting pad for framelits – a dream come true!
Ok. Off to work. Will post more later.
BJ on Mar 19th 2013
It's hoppin' around the Peters house for several reasons. .. first I extended my open house to add on tonight as old man winter isn't letting go of us. Second – it's the last week of Sale-a-Bration and I am busy helping customers get their last minute stocking up done while they get their sale-a-bration benefits and Lastly – It's Chicks, Chocolate and Cards this Thursday! Whew! I do like being busy. And to add to that, I am still computerless – ugh!
Hopefully this little guy can hop onto your Easter dinner table! Isn't he so stinkin cute? He is made with the oval framelits and the More Amore' DSP. Both of these items are in the spring mini catalog – I am going to be so sad when that catalog is done.
I will try and keep you updated as best as I can during my computer issues – there are a bunch of things just waiting for me to tell you about – very exciting things!!!! So, hang in there with me.
The open house is tonight 5-8pm. If you want to get your last minute order in and want the specials I am giving out at the open house, you can call or order online. The hostess code is; WJAAE27G
BJ on Mar 14th 2013
Sorry if you are. . . my computer is on the blink. I will see what I can do to get up and running again soon. Meanwhile, come on over to find me on Facebook. "Stampin BJ".
You may also want to know about my TENTH ANNIVERSARY OPEN HOUSE! Yes, Sunday is my 10th anniversary with Stampin' Up! I have been so blessed. This little starter kit that was meant to give me a discount on my stamping and scrapbooking supplies turned into quite a delight! I have met so many wonderful people. I know that differences have been made. I also have friends from all over the country – and Jim and I have been on some fabulous trips.
I hope that you will celebrate with me. Sunday, March 17 from 2-5pm and Monday March 18 from 5-8pm. This is a free come and go event. I will have make-n-takes, specials and displays to inspire you. This is also the last days of Sale-a-Bration. If you place an order for $50, not only will you get the free Sale-a-Bration items but, you will also get a gift of cards from me. You'll get 10 total cards (Tenth Anniversary) – 1 card will be made and the others are for you to make. While I won't include the stamp set, you can use different stamp sets to make the cards. The one I will be using is called Ciao Baby from the Spring Catalog.
If you can't come but, want to order, you can go online to www.stampinup.com Select me as your demonstrator. Use this hostess code and your order will be attached to my Open House. Then you will get the free card packet from me. The hostess code is; WJAAE27G.
RSVP to have an extra special treat waiting for you.
Blessings to you (and my computer!)
BJ on Mar 10th 2013
Sweep away the mundane – your creativity carriage awaits!
I'm Paper Pumpkin. . .
I come to your door each month (a fully decked-out creativity carriage). I'll help you to escape your life with some paper fun.
I come in a sweet box, but you'll really love what you find on the inside.
All the stamps, ink, paper and accessories to create pinable projects. Create stuff like cards, journals, decor and more!
Paper Pumpkin by Stampin' Up! is a new monthly kit program that anyone (even you) can enjoy!
It's so easy to get started. Simply sign up for the program by visiting www.mypaperpumpkin.com and click Subscribe! Make sure you choose me as your demo for a free gift form me! Every month a new surprise project kit arrives at your doorstep. Just think of hte anticipation of creating a fun project to pin, showoff and share with your friends and family – every month!
On another note. . . my computer is having a hiccup and is off visiting the Dr. Until it comes back, I am unable to edit photos to post.
BJ on Mar 4th 2013
Here's another version of the Dressed Up framelits. Truly these framelits are soooo much fun to work with! And the flower trim goes so well with it! I think this is the perfect birthday card for me – I tend to be a little late with them!
You can see that I used the oval framelits on this card as well – and used the paper piercing pack to give it a little extra detail. Along with an embossed border. Only 2 weeks left of Sale-a-Bration!
Enjoy your day!
BJ on Feb 27th 2013
Have you Sale-a-Brated enough yet? This is one of the items available from the free Sale-a-Bration choices. This Simply Sent kit was really a lot of fun to play with. I was surprised at what I could all do with it. The color combo is pretty super. There are only 2 things that I added to this card. . . the gray card base and the yellow ribbon. So simply and easy!
This would be perfect to have around for the quick card you need. . . OR it would be a perfect gift for a friend! Something they will use – crafty or not. Because the kit is so easy, experience isn't required to make a great card!
BJ on Feb 26th 2013
So, this weekend, I played a bit with the stamp set Rain or Shine from the spring catalog. I was inspired by a card I saw somewhere (if it yours – let me know and I will give you credit). I loved this color combination. Basic Gray and Melon Mambo. Turned out so cute!
Here is what I used on this card;
Stamp Set: Rain or Shine from Spring Catalog
Cardstock & Ink: Melon Mambo, Basic Gray, Whisper White, Neutrals Prints Pack
Sizzix: Tasteful Trim Die
Accessories: Silver Buttons from Spring Mini Catalog, Paper Piercing pack, 2 1/2" circle punch
I love a card like this that I can use for so many different purposes! This stamp set is actually very fun to work with. Make sure you check back over the next few days to discover more inspiration – including a never before seen layout!
BJ on Feb 23rd 2013
Did you notice this cool tool in the spring catalog? With many of the card designs these days being a little more simple, I will tell you that this is the perfect tool to have to add just a little bit of interest to a card – or scrapbook page for that matter. Once you have this tool – it's yours forever – and doesn't have any additional costs!
Here's a card we did this week at Chicks Chocolate & Cards. It was inspired by my Friend Dena Rekow. You may have noticed that I used this border tool as well on the quilt cards that I have posted recently.
Wouldn't you agree that it adds just a nice light touch? Now imagine how you can use it! Don't forget that you can add interest to your envelopes too! Here's a video from Stampin' Up! that shows you some of the key features.