Monday, November 22, 2010

Online Spectacular - Starts Today



Black Friday starts today for Stampin' Up! and it lasts for 9 days!!

Two things to definitely take advantage of: My Digital Studio is 50% off (originally $79.95, now available for $39.98). Also, the designer series fabric is 50% (originally $9.95, now available for $4.98).

Additionally, if you spend $150 or more, you get free shipping.

Click here to see the list of these amazing deals (20%-50% off selected items) and then head over to my website to make your order. Hurry though, these sales are only available until November 30.

~Cita

Friday, November 19, 2010

Amazing!!! Save 50% off the Starter Kit!



Who wants to be a Stampin' Up! demonstrator?

Who wants to get the Startup Kit for 50% off?

You do? Perfect!!

Until November 30, Stampin' Up! is offering the Starter Kit for $87.50, which is half of the regular price of $175. Everything that you get in the kit actually is worth over $300. Now that's a deal!

Here are my reasons why you should seriously think about becoming a demonstrator:
  • It is SO MUCH FUN!!!
  • You become part of Ladybug Ink and get to participate in monthly swaps, meetings, and events
  • You can save 20% on your Stampin' Up! orders (This is the main reason why I joined, and then I discovered how much fun being an demonstrator really is)
  • You gain access to learning tools, tutorials, and Stampin' Connection
  • You get a copy of Stampin' Success each month, which is Stampin' Up!'s monthly demonstrator magazine filled with ideas, tutorials, and business ideas
  • Did I mention it's fun?
If you want to take advantage of this awesome opportunity and join my team of stampers, Contact Me or visit my website. I'll get you hooked up. :)

Happy Stampin'
~Carmelita

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

It's Beginning to Feel a Lot Like Christmas....


This past weekend I was in Wal-Mart and was appalled by the amount of Thanksgiving and Christmas items that were out for sale. I was thinking "sheesh, we still have plenty of time and they have to put out everything so early!" And then I realized that Thanksgiving is NEXT WEEK! And Christmas is just around the corner!

So with that, I decided to start posting my Christmas creations, starting with this unique Christmas card using Deck the Halls DSP. What makes this card unique? Well, it's, what I'm liking to call, a flap card, because the front cover is almost like a flap. It's a standard 4.24x5.5 card, but I cut off 1 1/4 inches off the cover of the card. I got this idea from a fellow demonstrator on Stampin' Connection.

Stampin' Cita's Tips:
  • Cut 1 1/4 inch from the cover of your card to make the flap and then decorate it.
  • On the "inside", which will show beneath your flap, use a Stampin' Wheel to stamp a continuous image. I used the Music Notes wheel with Basic Black. You may notice that my stamped image is not straight, and that is intentional. I love curvy music. :) However, if you are conscious about keeping your wheeled images straight, use the Stampin' Around Wheel Guide.
  • Deck the Halls DSP is the paper of the season! Use the holly paper for your background and punch out the bird (using the Two-Step Bird Extra Large punch) from any other piece of paper in the set. I gave the bird's wing a bit of dimension by using a Stampin' Dimensional to adhere the wing to the bird's body.
  • This year is a good year to crumble paper. I crumbled a strip of Always Artichoke and Crumble Cake and stamped my "Merry Christmas" sentiment in Cherry Cobbler.
  • Colors used: Basic Black, Crumble Cake, Always Artichoke, and Cherry Cobbler
  • Stamps used: Music Notes Stampin' Wheel and Christmas Greetings
~Carmelita

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Stampin' Up! Holiday Bundles


A handmade holiday is as easy as ABC....Amazing cards, Beautiful packaging, and Cherished gifts.

And Stampin' Up! is dedicated to helping you make your handmade gifts this year at a 20% discount!

See the Holiday Bundles options by clicking here.

Some things to take note of:

  • The Decorative Label punch is currently on backorder. The Tags til Christmas Bundle will still be an option as part of the Handmade Holiday promotion. This will allow you to order it now and receive 20 percent off. The Tags til Christmas Set will ship immediately and the Decorative Label Punch will ship as soon as the Decorative Label Punches are in stock. However, I can't give you a definite date as to when it will come in. As another option you can order an alternative Tags Til Christmas Bundle that includes the Ornament Punch instead of the Decorative Label Punch. This bundle will be available throughout the promotion even when the Decorative Label Punch is no longer on backorder.
  • Additional products from current catalogs may be purchased on the same order.
  • There is no minimum purchase required to participate in this promotion.
  • You must use the bundle item codes provided. The 20% discount will not be applied if individual bundle item numbers are entered separately.
  • Order on-line by Thursday, December 16, 2010
Hurry on over and take advantage of this great offer!

~Carmelita

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

CASING Fox and Friends


Look at the card in the picture above. Look at the card on page 96 of the Idea Book and Catalog. Look at the picture. Look at the card. Do they look similar?

Of course they do! That's because I CASEd (Copy And Share Everything) the card on page 96 of the IB&C. That's what is great about the catalog (and all Stampin' Up!'s catalogs ) is that it is full of ideas. That's why they call it an IDEA BOOK! Yay!

Obviously, there are a lot of things different in my card. I used Marina Mist and Early Espresso as my colors for stamping the animals from the Fox and Friends stamp set. I then used three different ribbons the Early Espresso and Marina Mist taffeta ribbon on the horizontal and then the Organza ribbon on the vertical. Because of the way I positioned the ribbon, this card reminds me of a present, so I'm thinking this would be a great baby shower card.

~Carmelita