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June and July Hostess Special

What a wonderful surprise this morning!  Stampin' Up! announced a huge special for June and July hostesses!  If you hostess at least a $450 workshop, you'll get an additional $50 of FREE hostess merchandise!!!

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Here's the direct link to the special – http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/stampwithjane/promotions or http://www.stampinup.com/us/enu/22781.asp

What's even better is I have created my Hostess Coupon Books for the upcoming year.  Here is what they look like:

 

2012-2013 Hostess Coupon Book

The coupon book features the new stamp set, Betsy's Blossoms, and some of the new In Colors – Gumball Green, Raspberry Ripple, and Summer Starfruit.  There are 10 coupons included – and you can use ALL of them.  They could be valued over $100!!!!

So what are you waiting for?  Book your workshop today!

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My Mother’s Day Wish List

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My Mother's Day Wish List

 

Is it Mother's Day already? Just say it isn't so.

I cook, clean, and carpool; So busy…on the go!

What relaxes me and brings me joy, besides my family?

Stamping and creating…that's what brings me glee!

 

I don't want a vacuum, a blender, or a toaster,

I don't want to take a trip to ride a roller coaster.

I don't want expensive perfumes, gems, or furs,

I don't even want you to buy a designer purse!

 

What I want for this Mother's Day you can't get in a mall,

All you need to do is make a simple call!

For this year, my mother's day wish list is very small indeed.

Stamping and scrapbooking items – that is all I need!

 

Just call my Stampin' Up! demo, Jane Hignite, today,

She'll help you along, she'll make it okay!

Just pick a few things from my short list below,

She'll order it and package it up with a bow!

 

Can't decide what to buy, too many choices for you?

A Stampin' Up! gift certificate would be wonderful too!

Thank you honey, thank you dear….

You know I love stamping all through the year!

 

 

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Hello husbands and loved ones!

Merchandise orders can be placed by either giving me a call or by ordering directly from my Stampin' Up! website. (Just click on the Shop Now button to get started.) Merchandise orders need to be placed by Wednesday, May 1st to be delivered in time for Mother's Day (however, you are able to expedite orders for an additional charge!).

Gift certificates are available in any denomination. Gift certificates may be used towards purchases or stamping event fees. They come in a fabulous stamped holder! Gift certificates may be ordered until Noon on Friday, May 11th.

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2011-2012 Catalog Coupon Book

Well, the wait is almost over for us!  The new 2011-2012 Idea Book and Catalog goes live at Noon SLC time – 1:00 pm CST.  Demonstrators and customers have been making their lists, checking it twice, and figuring out what they MUST HAVE from the new catalog!  I had my annual Catalog and Coupon Book Pick-Up Party this week.  Here is this year's version of my coupon book:

2011 New Catalog Coupon Book

 

The coupon book highlights two of the new In Colors – Pool Party and Island Indigo!  They are soo pretty!  These coupon books are a big hit with my customers – there are 12 coupons – some with specific redemption dates, some not.  All my customers have to do to get one is email or call me in the month of May to reserve their catalog!  If you'd like a coupon book next year – watch for my May 2012 posts!

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Flag Day Giveaway

Hello and welcome to all those who are blog hopping with the Flag Day Giveaway.

For my Flag Day Giveaway, I will be giving away a set of TWO Card Sample Protector Packs!!!  If you want to enter my drawing to win these card sample protector packs, please put your name and email in the comment section.   I will pick a random winner from all entries.  Only U.S. residents (or those living on a U.S. military base) are eligible to win this giveaway.

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Want some information on these packs?

Sharing card samples with my customers is a great way to increase my business and jumpstart customer and personal creativity. I found this system and knew it was a perfect solution for showcasing and protecting my samples. Besides stamp set-specific packs, I usually have several packs dedicated to techniques (such as embossing or bleaching) or holiday themes. This is the card sampler sleeve pack system I use and sell to my sideline, downline, and customers. I have many happy demos on my customer list! These packs make great downline gifts too!

Even if you are not a demonstrator, these sleeves come in handy to protect your favorite samples!

The roomy and sturdy sleeves hold the most embellished cards and protect card samples from handling. When the new catalog comes out, it is a breeze to switch out cards and reuse the sleeves!  I continue to use packs I've had for over 10 years!

You can also easily store your Big Shot Embossing Folders in these packs.
 
Each pack includes 25 hole-punched sleeves and an “O” ring for 50 viewable samples.
 
In case you are not the winner this time around, here are the details to purchase some of these packs for yourself!
 
I accept Paypal and Money Orders only. My paypal id is stampwithjane@charter.net
 
 
Cost Information
$5.00 per pack
FLAG DAY GIVEAWAY SUPER SPECIAL – PURCHASE 3 PACKS, GET 1 FREE!!!
Purchase 5 packs, get 1 pack free  
Purchase 15 packs, get 5 packs free
 
Shipping Information
$2.00 for one pack
$5.00 for up to 6 packs
$10.70 for 7 to 40 packs
 
I do ship internationally – however, please email me to get a shipping price quote before sending payment.
  
Thanks for stopping by – here is a link to the master list of giveaways!!!

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Big Shot Embossed Card and Card Holder Gift Set

Welcome to the first 2011 VC Rocks Bloghop…you've most likely arrived here from the home page – www.vcrocks.blogspot.com .  I am stop number 1!

The theme of this blog hop is using our BIG SHOT MADNESS.  The Big Shot has to be my favorite tool – it never leaves my stamping table!  The embossing folders are simple to use yet always striking in any project.

This week marked the end of the school year…so it was time to make some teacher thank you gifts.  My dear sister, Mary Jo, is an elementary school teacher and advises me on what teachers like/don't like for gifts.  She always raves about receiving my handmade cards so I think I have a winner in this project.

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This simple yet elegant card used the Elegant Lines embossing folder, Naturals White card stock, Marina Mist 5/8" grosgrain ribbon (which is retiring), scissors, the Just Believe stamp set, Old Olive and Marina Mist inkpads, and the Extra-Large Oval and Decorative Label punches. 

I used the leaf stamp and inked up with Old Olive, but first stamped off once.  I then stamped the thank you stamp "full strength" in Marina Mist.

For my gifts, I created 5 cards with matching envelopes (yes, I embossed the back flaps too – gorgeous!).  I then embossed an acetate card box and created a tag using our new Perfect Pennants die (it's probably my favorite item in the upcoming catalog) and the 1-3/4" circle punch.   I also used some retired silver stretch cord to attach the tag.

Here is the back of the box ~

Elegant Lines Embossed Card Box

Here is the front of the box ~

Elegant Lines Embossed Card Box Front

 

I hope you bookmark my site or subscribe to my blog. I've got some fabulous new programs I'm unveiling in the coming weeks. You can also find me on my Facebook page – Stamp With Jane!

What is VC Rocks…and why do I love it?? VC Rocks is an online community where members share their love of stamping before, during, and after the Stampin' Up! convention. If you can't go (or even if you can) to convention, you can get your "stampin' mojo fix" with challenges, swaps, and discussions! I have "met' many fabulous stamping demos and nondemos through this group.

Thanks for stopping by, and now your next stop is Eileen LeFevre's Stampin' Fevre blog – www.elefevre.blogspot.com
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Oh Sew Suite Paper Piecing Card

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I love the pattern on this Designer Series Paper!  I've used the paper piecing technique on this card. 

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Even More Sew Suite Samples

I just had to make a Telescopic Circles Card using the Sew Suite stamp set!  I just love this format! 

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I also made this very simple card – I love the Melon Mambo and Wild Wasabi color combination!

Oh Sew Suite Sample Book-buttons card

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More of My Sew Suite Sampler Book

Here is another page from my Oh Sew Suite Sampler Book.  I used the owl punch because owls are so wise and come up with great ideas!!!!  This is really just a sampling of items you can make with the Oh Sew Suite items in the mini catalog.   

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My Oh Sew Suite Sampler Book

At one of my upline's recent meetings, a challenge was issued – create an Oh Sew Suite Sampler Book.  She showered us with supplies, and with my next order, I purchased all of the stamp sets to create my book.  To be honest, the Oh Sew Suite was not high on my "must-have" list from the Occasions Mini Catalog, but I knew it would be a great tool for my workshops and other stamping events.

I am not a seamstress in any way, shape, or form.  I earned my Sewing badge in Girl Scouts, and I made a few simple aprons in my Home Economics class in high school.  I did make my own garter for my high school prom, and I can secure buttons…but really, truly, that is about it.  Although I cannot sew myself, I do appeciate quality handiwork with needle, thread, and fabric.  My sister is a quilter, as are several dear friends of mine.  My mother used to make matching mother and daughter dresses for my sisters and me….my red dress with the bumblebee pattern is still one of my favorite childhood outfit memories.

However, being gifted in the sewing world has NOTHING to do with being artistic in the stamping world!  So I have spent many hours working on this album to showcase the OH SEW SUITE sampler in the 2011 Occasions Mini Catalog. 

Today, I'll share some of the major pieces of the album…you'll have to remember to come back (OR BETTER YET, SUBSCRIBE TO MY BLOG – check it out on the top left side) to see the next installment – stamped samples!!!

Oh Sew Suite Sample Book-Book A

Here is the 8" x 8" Sweet Stitches Binder to hold my Oh Sew Suite Sampler Book.

Oh Sew Suite Sample Book-Title Page

Here is my title page – I LOVE MY BIG SHOT!!!!!

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I love how this page turned out – I used one of my Big Shot Circle Dies for the artist's palette and then punched out a portion of it.  Don't you love the paintbrush?  My Big Shot and my many wonderful Stampin' Up! punches tied much of the pages together throughout this book.

Oh Sew Suite Sample Book-Stamps

On my STAMPS page, I stamped each stamp set with a different ink color and mounted them on different colored card stock.  A little bit busy, but I really liked the overall look.

Oh Sew Suite Sample Book-Wheel

Here is my WHEEL page – I've got to get this wheel out more often – it makes great backgrounds!

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Here is my Designer Series Paper (DSP) sampler page – I used my 1-3/4" circle punch on every piece except the button DSP…you could easily use portions of this DSP as a focal part of a card!

Oh Sew Suite Sample Book-RubOns

 

I love the colored rub-ons!  The little girl is such a darling image.  As a mom of three boys, I don't always get to do the girly girl stuff…so it is fun to do it for a project like this!

Oh Sew Suite Sample Book-Fabric 2

Again, the Big Shot to the rescue!  I love how the Scallop Square die and the Scallop Square punch were perfect for this page! 

 

Oh Sew Suite Sample Book-Bling

For the last installment of this blog entry, I had to show you my BLING page – the Oh Sew Suite has so many choices – 3 colors of Pompom trim, 4 colors of 3 different styles of "regular" buttons, and 6 different fabric-covered buttons.  Of course, you can always use our other choices of bling – such as the Basic Jewels – one of my favorite accessories this year!

Now, don't forget to SUBSCRIBE to my blog to see the other portions of this Oh Sew Suite Sampler Book.  I'd love to hear what you think of it so far – so please leave a comment!

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