***Please note that after switching from several different hosts before settling on Blogger, the formatting of my pictures may not be as it was originally intended. I simply don't have the time to go back through years of posts in order to fix the orientation of the pictures. Sometimes a picture just shows a box of text in its place, but clicking on it will allow you to see the picture. Others, there may be no picture at all. I apologize.***

July 29, 2010

Stamps in the Mail...

...is coming to a mailbox near you! Don't miss out on this great program!

Stamps in the Mail (SIM) is something that I have been doing for several years (click HERE to see some of my past cards/projects), and this year I have established a price of $50 per kit ($35 in merchandise, and $15 for shipping from SU! to me, and me to you, and the cost of some of the consumables) for this round. The round will go from Aug-Nov.

You will need to sign up by e-mailing me, and I will send out all the details to those who join on August 2nd. Your check will need to be in my hands by August 15th. The kit will then arrive in your mailbox no later than the end of the first week in September (it all depends on how quickly the items get to me from SU!), and this will continue all the way through November (with November's kit arriving no later than the end of the first week of December).

I will include some pictures in the next couple of weeks of some cards I make using the stamp set we will be using for August's kit. They are NOT what will be in the kit, but will give you an idea of some of the ways we might use the stamp set. It is a STUNNING stamp set. What is it, you're wondering? Well, the stamp set is "Just Believe" (pg. 109, item # 120453, $25.95 for clear-mount) which is pictured below.

The contents of the kit are flexible. If you already have any of the items on the list for a particular month's kit, simply substitute for like-priced merchandise. You don't even have to go with the clear-mount stamps that I list and can add the difference to purchase the traditional wood-mount stamp set if you would prefer.

Build your supply of stamping items. Each month you will get approximately $35 (could be more) worth of stamps, inks, card stock, papers, and other embellishments and tools. It's a great way to slowly add to what you have.

Creativity at your fingertips! Are you ever stumped and need help getting inspired? Use the kit contents to create the 4 projects included for that month, and then take the provided sketches, directions, photographs, tutorials and tips to create even more projects with your new Stampin' Up! products!

Organized and ready to stamp! All of the items that you need to recreate the four projects are individually packaged and other than common supplies (certain ink colors, adhesives, cutting tools, etc.) you will be able to open up a bag, stamp and assemble the contents, and you're done!

The more, the merrier! Get your friends to join and have a girls' night of stamping fun. Not only will it make it more enjoyable to get together with your friends, but you will also get a FREE Classic ink pad of your choice for getting a friend to join (who is not on my SU! mailing list).

What are you waiting for?!?!? E-mail me today (mariemc01@gmail.com) and get on the list for the next round which begins in August. The checks will be due to me by August 15th and I will place the order that day. I expect the turn-around to you to be that you have your SIM kits no later than one week after I receive the order from SU! More instructions and kit contents will be e-mailed out to those that sign up on August 2nd.

I look forward to sharing the beauty of this and other stamp sets with you over the next 4 months!!

July 6, 2010

July Projects

Well, I hope to do some stamping soon, but tweaked my back today moving some furniture with my husband. I guess that's what a 1-foot height difference does to you when you're on the "short end of the stick" and you're lifting heavy furniture with a person that's not short ;)

So, for now, enjoy these featured July projects from SU!

Happy Stampin'!

Thanks to Michelle Laycock for putting the code to these (along with a lot of the side-bar buttons that I use!!). She designs fabulous layouts for blogs, if you're a blogger....

July 1, 2010

It's HERE!!!

Today is the day that you can begin ordering products from the NEW 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog. Click HERE to view the catalog.

To order products from the new catalog, click HERE and then click on the "Shop Now" box in the upper right-hand corner of your screen.

Happy stampin'!