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

Friday, February 26, 2010

Blog Project

This is a birthday card I created for a dear friend.  It actually started out as a card for the Birthday 10/10 but it quickly got a bit too complicated for a class!  The list of supplies is below.  The top cupcake is actually stamped on one of the tags from the Two Tags Sizzix die and slides into the card. 
Real Red  and Whisper White c/s
Real Red and Close to Cocoa ink
Real Red and Close to Cocoa markers
White chunky glitter and 2-way glue pen
Two Tags Sizzix die and Sizzix Big Shot machine
Scallop Trim corner punch (new in the Occasions Mini)
two Real Red brads
Real Red 1/4" grosgrain ribbon
Glue Dots
Party Hearty (catalog) and Well Scripted (Occasions Mini) stamp sets

Updated Class List

I pushed the next two Thursday classes back a week, so the Birthday 10/10 is next Thursday, and Easter Fun is the Thursday after.  Here's the list, followed by two more samples.  Cool, huh?!
Dear Friends,

Birthday 10/10 The cards that most of us need most often! Ten great birthday cards, with several for men - these are hard to find! Sign up fast for this one, as the seats get filled up right away. Sunday, Feb. 28 from 2:00 - 5:00 $20 and Thursday, March 4 from 9:30 a.m. - 12:30

Easter Fun This class is for ages 8 and up. Children must be accompanied by at least one adult. We'll make some wonderful projects for Easter, including the new mini milk carton Sizzix die cut. This class is a combination of cards and containers, but is mostly cards. Sunday, March 7 from 2:00 - 5:00 and Thursday, March 11 from 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 Adults $18.00, children $15.00

All Occasions 10/10 Ten cards for all the special occasions in life - Mother's and Father's Days, wedding, baby, graduation, sympathy, and so on. As always, you are welcome to change the sayings to fit your needs! Sunday, March 21 from 2:00 - 5:00 and Thursday, March 25 from 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 $20

Friday Fun Five See what fun I have cooked up for this month! Friday, March 26 from 7:00 - 9:00 $12

Friday Fun Five Ah, the infinite creativity of stamping!!! Friday, April 9 from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. $12

Pack a Punch Sizzix Fun Can you imagine a chef made out of circle, squares, and other shapes? See what fun stuff you can punch and cut! Seven cards, as these take TIME! Sunday, April 11 from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. and Thursday, April 15 from 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 $20

Summer Fun 10/10 Ten beautiful and useful cards with summer themes. Lots of flowers and fun! Sunday, May 2 from 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 and Thursday, May 6 from 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 $20

Friday Fun Five Mystery of mysteries...what surprised do I have in store for you?! Friday, May 14 from 7::00 - 9:00 $12.00

In the first card below, the cardstock is actually the same color as the ink.  My scanner !!!

The last card is a hybrid card - I printed the bird cardstock from My Digital Studio!!!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Haitian Disaster Relief

Dear Friends,

On January 12, 2010 a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti, leaving in its wake devastation so overwhelming that the Haitian people and their leaders can only look for help from the outside to cope. You can help make a difference in the lives of those who continue to suffer from the effects of this earthquake by purchasing the I {Heart} Hearts stamp set from the Occasions mini catalog.
From now until February 28, 2010, $2.00 from every I {Heart} Hearts stamp set you purchase will be donated to the American Red Cross’ Haiti Relief and Development Fund. The Red Cross is already well-established in Haiti, and this money will be used to provide immediate relief and long-term support through supplies, technical assistance and other support to help those in need.
I {Heart} Hearts – clear-mount (block D recommended) 118571 $18.95

I {Heart} Hearts – wood-mount 117010 $26.95

In the past, when terrorists attacked the Twin Towers, when a tsunami struck Indonesia, when a hurricane destroyed New Orleans, and when wildfires ravaged Australia, Stampin′ Up! demonstrators have stepped forward and showed their commitment to making a difference in the lives of others. This time is no different. Help us make a difference in Haiti!

To increase the gift, I will also be donating my 20% commission (from $3.80 to $5.40) from these sets to the Red Cross. The need for help doesn't end in these places when the news stops running stories. The rainy season is starting and many of the survivors still have no covered place to sleep. Let's help, okay?!


Thursday, February 18, 2010

Mystery Hostess Workshop and Open House

All the fun of a workshop and none of the mess in your house!  Plus, two lucky people will win the hostess sets and merchandise from the order.  Join us, won't you, on Sunday, February 21 from 2:00 - 5:00.  We'll do five Make n'Takes, and there will be door prizes and things to purchase, such as retired items.  Here are four of the projects which spotlight new sets and accessories from the Occasions Mini and Sale-a-Bration Mini.  Remember, for each $50 you spend (before s/h and tax), you receive a FREE Sale-a-Bration item...and this year, for the first time, sets from the main catalog are one of your choices!!  Don't miss out!  RSVP PLEASE so that I can cut paper for you.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Friday Fun Five

Dear Friends,

It's appropriate that the first Friday Fun Five - being held right after Valentine's Day - is about kissing! Kissing? Well, KISSing. As in "Keep it Simple & Stunning". You know me - I like my cards to be WOW all the time, but frequently that means that the cards are a bit, well, I right?!

THESE cards are WOW but not complicated. We'll talk about several techniques that are surefire ways to make a simple card really pop and we'll make five great samples. Don't miss out! Join me this Friday, February 19, from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. to make these beautiful cards. The cost is just $12.

Here's two samples to tempt you! Call or email soon, as this class is likely to fill up FAST.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Stampin' Up! website updated

Visit my SU! website to see the list of classes and camps coming up and to see lots of great project ideas and some wonderful technique videos.  The birdhouse is my favorite project!!