Sarah Nelson, YOUR Stampin' Up! Demonstrator * 2517 E. Indigo Brush Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85048 * 480-704-9663 *

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Gorgeous Shutter Card

These cards are so amazing and are great to wow your friends because they're actually really easy to make once you know how.    This one was on our demonstrator's website today and was created by Kelly Acheson (wonder if she's a relative - my stepbrother and sister's last name is Acheson)  I love how she made the poinsettia by punching two Five Petal flowers and adding three gold brads!  Visit Craftiblog for a tutorial with pictures on how to make these!

Don't forget to take a break from your Thanksgiving preparations and visit my SU! website to see all of the fantastic bundles and items for sale!  Remember - the sale ends Monday, Nov. 30!!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Snow - how I miss it!

When I see a card like this, it makes me long for cold and snowy weather!  It was created by Annette Jensen, and posted on the demonstrator's website this a.m.  So gorgeous!  I think I'll make my own copy and put it above my worktable so I can have a snow fantasy while it's 81 stinkin' degrees here....YUCK!

Okay, enough complaining.  Don't miss out on the fantaastic Holiday Extravaganza sale, going on now.  There are some SERIOUS deals going on!

Monday, November 23, 2009


Don't miss out!  Savings of 30%, 40%, and even 50% on great SU! items!  Many items have been bundled together for even greater savings!  Visit my SU! website and place your order today, or visit the website to see the savings and then call or email me.  Remember - if your purchase contains an item or items that will be gifts, you get a gift bag and tag FREE from me.  The sale lasts ONE WEEK  and while there are NO LIMITS to most of the items,  the Ultimate Stamper's Starter kit IS first come, first served.
If you order through my website, you will have your order sent directly to you.  If you order through me, I can either wait and combine orders, to save you s/h - but you'll need to come and pick up the order - OR, you can have the order sent to you.  Have fun shopping!
Merry Christmas early!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

What a beauty!

Every so often I come across a card which takes my breath away.  This card, by Michele Reynolds, was posted on our demonstrator website a couple of days ago.  The piece on the left side is made by running a piece of blue cardstock through the Petals of Plenty embossing folder for the Sizzix and then sponging the darker blue on the raised design.  Then it's just simple coloring in with a blender pen and finishing the card.  Simple  - and simply gorgeous.  Also incredibly simple to make in bulk, making it a great choice for a Christmas card, even at this relatively late date.

Did you know that if you buy most of your materials, including a stamp set, from me, I will happily help you create, cut, and complete your stamping project at no charge, so long as you let me know in plenty of time?

Friday, November 20, 2009

new My Digital Studio downloads!

As promised!  Your copy of My Digital Studio will NEVER get stale because SU! will always have great new downloads, like the ones which came out today.  These run from $1.95 - $9.95, very reasonable, and have such great stuff in them which you can use NOT JUST in MDS, but in any application which uses a .jpg format, like Publisher, MS Works, and so on.  If you've taken any classes recently you know how much I LOVE the new red and white flocked paper in the Christmas Cocoa DSP.  Well, now I can play with it online, in the Christmas Cocoa download, for $9.95!  Best of all, it loads immediately, so no waiting and NO shipping/handling charge!!  I made this tag in about five minutes, and I've already printed out several to go with some paper I bought last year.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Get ready for Christmas!

Here's a couple of inexpensive and cute ways to put yourself in the Christmas mood. The first is a Christmas ornament box. It's similar to last year's trinkets kit but much nicer to give as a gift! Here's what you get:

metal box suitable for decorating

approx. 35 shaped chipboard pieces

laser cut double sided paper to cover the pieces front and back (there are a few exceptions, see below**)

Felt Flurries - laser cut felt snowflakes in 3 sizes and 3 colors

silver wire

silver elastic cord

assortment of brads

six sheets of 6 x 6 double sided patterned paper

a finished ornament

sheet of ideas

You can make at least 30 ornaments with your kit - just add glue and glitter! Just $15.00.

** A few of the pieces will have only one piece cut to fit or won't have any. This is because I combined several kits, some of which did not have matching paper. You have plenty of paper in the kit to cover these and more! Just glue the piece face down on the wrong side of the paper ( leaving the paper that you want to show on top), Let dry, then cut out with a craft knife.

Next, try our Pop-Up Christmas Tree kits. These are from the new die in the Holiday Mini-Catalog and can stand alone or can be put inside a card. These come in patterned paper (patterns vary) or in Garden Green with colorful ornaments. This kit is just $5.00. Wouldn't a flock of these look beautiful marching down your holiday table or on a mantle or sideboard?

I have a limited number of both kits, so it's first come, first served. Remember that I no longer can take credit cards, but I do have a PayPal account. Have fun!

Monday, November 16, 2009

So creative!

As I've said before, I'm not good at thinking out of the box, so I'm very impressed by people who do.  This card was created by Alisha Linn.  She used our new Petals-a-Plenty embossing folder for the Sizzix, but, instead of just putting the paper inside and running it through, she got the bright idea to brayer ink on the inside of the embossing folder first!  Then, she put white cardstock in (very quickly, I'm sure, so it didn't dry!) and ran it through the machine.  Et voila, a wonderfully creative card!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

39 days...

...'til Christmas!!  If you haven't started your Christmas cards, it's time to get moving!  Here's a darling card to help you with that.  This was from a swap that our Inkin' All Night team did, and, unfortunately, I've lost the little piece of paper that had the gal's name who created it.  What I thought was SO great about this card is the creativity she used.  For one, I wouldn't have thought to combine these colors.  And - I would NEVER have thought to use this particular Designer Series Paper to run through the Petals-a-Plenty embossing folder.  I just love Dasher, the stamp she used, and have used it myself in a bunch of classes - including today's tag class.

Have a great Sunday!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Holiday Gift Giving Guide promotion

You'll love the convenience of our Holiday Gift-Giving Guide! With gift ideas for kids, teens, neighbors, and more, it's your one-stop shop for all your holiday needs. You can find all kinds of great ideas AND don't miss out on this great offer!  From now until January 4, 2010, when you spend $50 on products in the guide, you'll get a D├ęcor Elements for FREE (up to a $16.95 value)!

If you'd like a copy of the guide, use this link Gift Giving Guide to visit the Stampin' Up! customer website and you can download it.  It has dozens of great ideas for projects you can make and give to everyone on your list!  Then contact me, place your order, and get a beautiful gift bag and tag FREE with any order from the Gift Giving Guide!  You know, everything at Christmas should be this easy....

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Oh, man - this just keeps getting BETTER!!!!

Demonstrators get to see the mini catalogs ahead of time, of course, so we can plan ahead - and boy, do the new minis blow me AWAY!!!  I'm only going to give you a few hints at what's coming up, so that when you do get the minis, it will still be exciting.  However, there's ONE new thing that I just CAN'T keep to myself!!  You know how, in Sale-a-Bration, you get something for each $50 you spend?  Well, let's say you want a LOT of stuff, and you have bought so much that you have every free thing in the SAB mini catalog.  Before, you just got multiples of the free items, which is fun but....THIS YEAR, once you have everything free, you can start getting $15.95 or lower sets from the main catalog FOR FREE with each $50 purchase!!!!!  Yes, you heard me right!!  And, since SAB lasts until the end of March, you've got a chance to get TONS of free stuff.  Is this company great or what?!  So, you guys need to start booking workshops, because it's the one time of the year when I have TONS of workshops and it's first come, first I hear the phone ringing?


There are a LOT of wonderful things coming up...
SO - you need to start talking to your hubby, your mom, your kids, or anyone who wants to buy you a COOL gift for Christmas, and have them purchase you a Stampin' Up! gift certificate from me, YOUR Stampin' Up! demonstrator.  Each gift certificate comes in this beautiful holder AND includes a discount coupon good for purchasing SU! products from me. THIS IS A LIMITED TIME OFFER.  All gift certificates must be purchased by Dec. 19!  With this certificate and your coupon you'll be all ready to jump right in to the Sale-a-Bration and Occasions mini catalogs, which will come with the certificate!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Tag Time Class

Many apologies for being away from the blog for so long.  I came back from my trip feeling extremely worn out and am just now getting caught up, in energy and in STUFF left over to do!  One thing I don't want to miss out on is advertising this class.  This class will be SO MUCH FUN!  Like the Christmas 10/10, we'll have music and treats and a door prize.  You'll make both of these adorable containers of tags that you can give as gifts or use yourself!  Here's the class info:  Friday, Nov. 13 from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m or Sunday, Nov. 15 from 2:00 - 5:00.  The cost is $15.00.  Let me know ASAP if you're interested!  You can also purchase the tag holders either separately or together.  Each holder is $7.50 and together they are $15.00.  The Christmas season is so wonderful!!