Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Botanical Blooms

One of the perks of being a Stampin Up demonstrator is that the company provides us with some project ideas.  That's a good thing since I often need fresh ideas. Recently they created a card class based around the Botanical Blooms suite of products.  I created the kit with only a few modifications (like using black for my card holder instead of Cajun craze.) 

I'm offering this tutorial free to anyone who places an order with me during Sale-a-Bration. 

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Deals of the Week! (And I'm back!)

I'm back home after spending 2 weeks in Florida visiting my family (and Mickey Mouse!)  I'd love to tell you that I escaped the cold weather in Oregon and wore shorts and sandals for 2 weeks in Florida, but that isn't exactly how it happened.  It was cold in Florida.  One day the temperatures managed to climb to 70, but the rest of the time it was a high of 50s and low 60s.  Regardless, the skies were sunny and we had a great trip.

Here are this week's deals.  I'm excited to see the bear dies because I won the matching stamp set at a Stampin' Up event.  Now I can cut it out!  I also really like that lace ribbon.  If you are local, I am placing my monthly order tomorrow (January 27th,) so please get your orders to me in the next day or two.  Happy Stampin!


Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Merry Christmas!

The big day is coming soon.  Are you ready?  Do you have your cards made & in the mail?  Are your gifts purchased and wrapped?  I have some boxes under the tree, but I haven’t wrapped any yet!  I need to get busy with that.  My friend, Sally, gave me some really cute moose-themed gift wrap.  I can’t wait to use it.  It’s going to make the gifts look so festive. 

I wanted to share the homemade Christmas cards I’ve received.  Some are made with Stampin’ Up products and some are not.  I love them all and I’m so happy that card making is not a lost art.  I always feel like I am special when I receive a handmade card.  Don’t you?  The ones below aren’t in any particular order, but more of when the card was received.    

Over the next few weeks, I’m going to be taking some time away from the blog for the holiday and to spend time with my family.  Don’t worry, I’ll be sure to alert you to any important news.  Meanwhile, the new online mini-hostess clubs begin in January.  If you haven’t signed up, there is still time!  Your commitment would be $50/month for a total of 3 months.  At the end of the club, you’ll have 3 free Sale-a-Bration items, have 3 shipping rebates, and even have some hostess $$$ to spend.  For folks who have already signed up, I’ll be setting up hostess codes and sending those out in emails the first week of January.  Participants will need to get their first order in to me (or order online with the code,) by January 28th, so you’ve got plenty of time! 

Have a wonderful Christmas!





Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Deals of the Week

Here are this week’s sale items. Keep in mind that the Year End Clearance continues, so there are some good deals on the Clearance Rack too!

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Another Sneak Peek


I won this cute stamp set at the Stampin’ Up On Stage event in Vancouver last month.  I think I like him because he’s cute and not realistic.  While it looks like he caught 3 fish, really he’s saying, “Fish are friends not food” as a quote from Pixar’s Finding Nemo movie.  I’m considering putting a Santa hat on him and making him into a Christmas bear.  What do you think? 

There are 4 new items on sale this week, but the big news is that starting on December 10th, there will be an end of the year sale with new items on the Clearance Rack!  I know that I love the Clearance Rack & I think you do too, so be sure to check back on the 10th to see what’s been deeply discounted.  

Thursday, December 3, 2015

New Things are Coming Soon!


Right now we’re all working on cards, gifts, and home d├ęcor items for Christmas, but I just had to play with one of my new stamp & die sets from the upcoming catalog.  I call this my Hawaiian card because it reminds me of something tropical.  (My friend, Diane, is from Hawaii so I’ll have to see if she agrees.)  Anyway, the dies make this set really special.  I love being able to cut an edge that looks like a leaf.  And did you notice the yellow flower.  It has such dimension when cut out.  Love it!  There are many things I love from the new Occasions catalog and more still from the new Sale-a-Bration brochure.  I can’t wait for you to see them! 

With a new year & new catalogs comes a new opportunity for you.  I’m hosting a 3-month mini-hostess club.  It’s similar to the clubs I’ve done in the past, but of a shorter duration.  There will be 3 people per club.  Some clubs will be local and others will be of the “virtual” type.   Each participant agrees to place an order of $50 or more in merchandise each month for 3 months (January, February, & March.)  In return for being in the club, each person will receive the following:

1.  A free shipping rebate from me each month.

2.  One free item from the Sale-a-Bration brochure each month.

3.  Hostess benefits during one of the 3 months.

If you’d like to sign up, you can contact me at svzhong@gmail.com .  I will keep registration open thru the month of December.  The clubs will begin in January 2016!