April 24, 2011

Organization Ideas

Always love organizing ideas. Here are some of mine for you.
For Clear stamps, Sizzix dies and background stamps I use a vertical spinning DVD storage tower from Sears.

 On one shelf you can fit:
22 unmounted stamp cases or
19 bigz dies, or
13 wood mounted background stamps (taken out of the case & stood on narrow end like a book)
The shelves are adjustable so you can adapt it to your needs, I also store 6x6 DSP on these shelves. This is a great solution for a small space & cost $130.

For wood mounted stamp sets, I have bookshelves from Ikea with some extra shelves in them. I store the stamps in their case on the side. Shelves are adjusted so they just fit the width of each case. This way, you pull out one set & the rest stay in place. I have about 22 sets on each shelf.  I organize mine by case size then they are indexed. I use my "inventory catalog" that I created for each stamp set I own so I can go right to it. Makes it easy to keep sets organized.
For the new punches, I currently have them stored stacked up on one another in one section of my homemade foamcore ink pad storage system. It works really well and costs about $3 to make one if you get your foam core at the $ store. I have run out of space so I am looking for other options too.

April 17, 2011

Roses for you - PPA89

It has been awhile since my last post. I am trying to find my Mojo. Not too sure about  this card. I had some issues with the leaves. After I added the small leaves I thought, this looks like a pansy. I thought about adding some more leaves then thought I better quit while I was ahead. The roses are made using the scallop circle punches & then cutting in a spiral to Quill them up into roses. I have seen these on several blogs and not sure who the originator is.

Rubber Inkspiration Tips:
  • Adjust the size of the rose by using different size scallop circles to start with.
  • Rose size can be adjusted by how tight or loose the quill is made.
  • Break down fibres in paper with bone folder prior to cutting into spiral to make paper more pliable & easier to quill.
  • Sponge the edge of the spiral (front & back) before assembly to add dimension.
  • I used tombo mutli glue - this is the best for this type of project, it bonds quickly & holds really well.
Stamps: Four Frames
Ink: Black Staz On, Regal Rose, Rose Red, Pretty in Pink , Pear Pizazz, Old Olive
Paper: Regal Rose, Blushing Bride, Old Olive, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, White Glossy
Accessories: Tulip Frame & Polka dot embossing folders, decorative label punch, old olive satin ribbon, dazzling diamonds

April 1, 2011

New Clearance Rack Items & Grab Bags

Stampin' Up has added some great new items to the Clearance rack Including:
  • Retired marker sets
  • Ribbon
  • Ink pads
  • Grab Bags

Beginning today, April 1, and continuing while supplies last, you and your customers will be able to purchase special "grab bags" in the Online Store. These grab bags will come in three sizes: the $6, the $12, and the $18 grab bag. Each bag will contain a variety of discontinued products that could include a combination of any of the following: ribbons, Accents & Elements, chipboard, Designer Series Papers, and Simply Sent kit components. Grab bags will not contain stamp sets or tools.

  • There is no minimum purchase required to participate in the grab bag special offer.
  • There is no limit to the number of grab bags a customer may purchase; however, grab bag items are only available while supplies last. 
  • All grab bag sales are final. There are no refunds or exchanges.
  • Not all grab bags will be unique.
  • You should use the following item numbers when ordering grab bags:

$6 Grab Bag (containing at least $24 worth of products!)
$12 Grab Bag (containing at least $48 worth of products!)
$18 Grab Bag (containing at least $72 worth of products!)

No Foolin' Spring is Blooming

Who doesn't like a sneak peek of what's to come?  Well, Stampin' Up! has a new promotion that gives us a little taste of what is to come in the new 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog, which premieres on July 1. 
Check out these two new, Sneak Peek items:

Four Frames Stamp Set (which fits neatly in the Decorative Label Punch)
Wood-Mount: Item #123440 | $25.95
Clear-Mount: Item #123442 | $19.95

Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper
Item #122367 | $12.50

From April 1 - April 30, you can get these brand-new items in two ways:
  1. Purchase
Spend $25 on any Stampin' Up! products and become eligible to purchase both the Four Frames Set and Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper. Order Online Now!
  1. Host A workshop
Host a $460 workshop and get the Four Frames Set and Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper for FREE!

See complete promotional details on the Spring is Blossoming page.
Wait a minute!  Did you read that right?  You can get BOTH items for FREE?! 
Yes, you can!

Your Bonus to host a girls night out stamping workshop of $460 or more during April:

  • Free Four Frames Stamp set Value $25.95
  • Free Paisley Prints DSP Value $12.50
  • Level 1 or Level 2 Hostess set Value 25.95 
  • $50 your choice of  Stampin’ Up merchandise 
  • Bonus from me Scallop Trim Border Punch value 22.95

Wow!  That's $137 of FREE goodies!  Imagine all of the fabulous Spring projects you could make with all those stamping supplies!  Fun, fun, fun!

Contact me today to schedule your April workshop!