Sunday, April 18, 2010

Card Share - March 2010 Pretty in Pink Stamping Club Make and Take!

The photo doesn't do this card justice!  I love the soft, beautiful, shimmering petals and leaves... and who can resist a Lemon Head treat in the center?

Pretty In Pink Stamping Club - March 2010 Make and Take Project

RECIPE:  Cardstock:  Melon Mambo (or Crushed Curry), Whisper White, Certainly Celery.  Accessories:  Flower Folds Big Shot Die (Item 115970), Leaves #2 Big Shot Die, Punch 1-3/4" Circle (Item 112004), Sweet Treat Cups (Item 116802), SNAIL adhesive, Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint.

NOT A "PRETTY IN PINK" STAMPING CLUB  MEMBER? SOUND LIKE FUN? NEW CLUBS FORMING!  Just buy $15 in product (of your choice) each month for 10 months and you earn all the free hostess benefits for 1 of those months! Choose to do a double membership and be hostess for 2 months!
Grab some friends and create your own club*! Long-distance/internet clubs also welcome!! Just email me and I will send you all the information!

* Clubs can be customized to fit your needs! Scrapbooking Club, Card Club, or Stamping Club (each month the hostess chooses whether to have scrapbook, card, or 3-D project for make and take)!

Guests are welcome for free the first time they attend club meeting; however, I do ask that you notify me in advance so that we may plan to have enough make and takes. Repeat guests may join a club or pay a $15 fee. 

Next meeting May 15th from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. Hostess: Katie M.  

I hope to see you all soon! 

Katie Burke
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Countdown - Occasions Mini Catalog - "Well Scripted" Stamp Set!

The current Occasions Mini is coming to a close at the end of the month!  Be looking for a series of posts spotlighting products available through the duration of the mini catalog over the coming days! Don't delay in ordering your favorites before they are no longer available!

Today's pick, "Well Scripted" Stamp Set....

"With six different sentiments, this stamp set is perfect for both the new and well-seasoned stamper. The beautifully scripted words will add elegance to any project. Available in both wood-mount and clear-mount! Set Quantity: 6."

Well Scripted Stamp Set
Item 117072 - Wood Mount ($19.95)
Item 118601 - Clear Mount ($14.95)

This set is available from the Stampin' Up!® Occasions Mini Catalog, ENDING 04/30/2010! Order your set online now via my WEBSITE (click "shop now") before it is gone forever!

Katie Burke
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Friday, April 16, 2010

Cruisin' With Katie - FREE BUNDLE GIVEAWAY!!!

TODAY, 04/16/2010, through 05/03/2010, all online orders will be eligible to earn entries to win this wonderful product bundle giveaway!!!

Includes a fun 6-piece all-occasion stamp set, "For a Friend," 3 different ribbons (at least 2 yards of each), felt embellishments accented with Sweet Pea Stitched Felt pieces, assortment of 6x6 Designer Series Papers, handmade Daisy/Black-eyed Susan embellishments with corduroy button accents, assorted floral trims to accent your projects, and 3 heart pouches ready to fill with goodies for giving.

I received the blessing of being invited to the Stampin' Up!® incentive cruise with my wonderful upline, Phyllis Shepherd, this year. We leave next week and I wanted to offer a big giveaway for online orders so you can share in the excitement as I celebrate my good fortune!

  • Earn 1 entry for every $25* spent!
    *Retail price, before shipping/tax
  • Pretty in Pink Stamping Club Members earn 2 entries for every $25** spent!
    **Retail price, before shipping/tax. Regular club orders not eligible, only online orders.\
  • EARN DOUBLE ENTRIES 04/16/2010 through 04/19/2010 at 12:00 pm EST!!!
  • Place an order of $150* or more and earn hostess benefits!!!
    *Retail price, before shipping/tax

Retiring colors will be available through the end of May, and possibly into June. These colors will eventually run out and Stampin’ Up! will only stock the retiring colors until June 1st. After that, you may not be able to stock up on some of your favorite colors!! If you are looking to get any of these colors, I recommend ordering them BEFORE June 1st. After that time, they will be WHILE SUPPLIES LAST! Don’t miss out!

Super easy, super fun! Don't forget that you can grab a couple of friends and place a big order to earn the hostess benefits!

  • Go to
  • Click on "shop now."
  • Shop, shop, shop 'til you drop! Don't forget to order all your favorite retiring colors, as well as products from the Occasions Mini, which ends on 04/30/2010!!
  • Submit your order/payment.
  • Feel free to leave a comment on this post if you wish and/or share the excitement with your friends!!
  • You will automatically be entered into the drawing (as outlined above) and I will be drawing on 05/04/2010 for the winner!
I wish you could all go with me, but I will be taking lots of pictures to share over the coming weeks, so be looking for those! If you would like to earn your way to an incentive trip with Stampin' Up! there is no better time than the present! Check out how to start your own business while you are at my website. My recruit password is "katieburke" (without the quotes). Join today and your starter kit will be on its way - plus you receive 2 free DVDs for inspiration!

Don't forget about the $1.00 CLEARANCE SALE TOMORROW and my 2nd Annual Birthday Bash/Free Crop Day!!!

Much love and many hugs to you all!

Katie Burke
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Thursday, April 15, 2010

$1.00 CLEARANCE SALE at 2nd Annual Birthday Bash THIS SATURDAY!

$1.00 each! 

I am clearing out my excess from past sales and you get to benefit!  Choose from candles, tiles, cards, card fronts, etc., etc.  What an easy way to stock up on giftables and cards!  Start stocking your Christmas closet early... buy teacher gifts for the end of the school year... buy something for yourself! 

Assorted other items for sale at rock-bottom prices! 

This will be 1-day only!
Saturday, 04/17/2010, from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

Please tell your friends!  Everything MUST GO!!!

Katie Burke
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Simply Adorned Jewelry FAQs

Yesterday I shared the Simply Adorned Jewelry Line from Stampin' Up!® with you.  Today I wanted to address some frequently asked questions about the product line. 

Q: What size are the charms?

A: The charms are available in three different sizes: 1" x 1", 1" x 1-1/4", and 1-1/2" x 2". The size listed refers to the charm insert; the metal frame around the insert is slightly larger. You can use the included insert as a template to create the perfect-sized piece of artwork for your frame. It is important that your insert matches the insert template exactly. The hinge on your charm can break if your insert is too large and overlaps onto the frame.

Q: Is the toggle clasp meant to be worn in the front or the back?

A: The stainless steel chain features a toggle clasp and includes an exclusive Stampin’ Up! charm identifier. The beautiful leaf charm is designed to be worn on the front to enhance the overall design of the necklace, or worn on the back for a simpler look.

Q: What materials are used to make Simply Adorned jewelry?

A: The charms are nickel-plated zinc alloy with tempered beveled glass on the front, and tempered flat glass in the back. The chains are anodized stainless steel with a nickel-plated zinc alloy charm and toggle.

Q: How do I clean my charm?

A: Use clean water and a cotton applicator to clean the jewelry surface. Do not use alcohol or other chemicals to clean your jewelry as they will damage the finish.

Q: How many layers can I fit inside the charm?

A: The number of layers that fit inside each charm depends on the type of materials used. The space in the charm is 2 mm; as card stock, Designer Series paper, ribbon, and adhesives all differ in thickness, it is difficult to specify the number of layers that will fit inside. It is important to remember that you can break the hinge on your charm if your inserts are too thick. Never force the charm closed. If the charm does not close easily, remove a layer or two from your insert and try again.

Q: How is the jewelry packaged?

A: Each piece comes in a Chocolate Chip box (box for charms: 3-1/4" x 2-1/2" x 1"; box for chains: 9-1/2" x 2-1/2" x 1").

You can visit my WEBSITE to order 24/7. I am also available to host a jewelry party for you and your friends where you can earn hostess benefits (FREE STUFF)! CONTACT ME for details if you are interested!

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a happy day! 

Katie Burke
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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Simply Adorned Jewelry

The Simply Adorned line from Stampin' Up!® beautifully combines the best of two worlds, stamping and jewelry!  Simply Adorned charms were designed to hold creations you design yourself, making your jewelry truly unique.

Project courtesy of Phyllis Shepherd

Project courtesy of Phyllis Shepherd

Simply Adorned charms are lockets--they open up so you can insert your custom stamped image. The Charming stamp set, along with Rub-Ons, glitter, ribbons, and other embellishments, can help you create your unique charm insert. And don’t forget that you can embellish the chains with ribbon, felt flowers . . . the possibilities are endless! The frame surrounds tempered beveled glass on the front and flat glass on the back. Because there’s glass on both sides of the charm, you can display an image on one side or both. You can create a custom heirloom piece that you’ll never want to change, or you can swap artwork in and out, depending on your mood and your wardrobe.

Project courtesy of Phyllis Shepherd

Project courtesy of Phyllis Shepherd

Project courtesy of Phyllis Shepherd

Simply Adorned charms were designed to be jewelry, but they also make delightful key chains or Christmas tree ornaments. Insert a stamped image or photo of your loved ones, tie a ribbon through the clasp, and you’re done!

Our Simply Adorned line includes nickel-plated charms in three sizes and anodized stainless steel chains in two lengths, as well as a bracelet!

You can visit my WEBSITE to order 24/7.  I am also available to host a jewelry party for you and your friends where you can earn hostess benefits (FREE STUFF)!  CONTACT ME for details if you are interested! 

Check back tomorrow for more details on the Simply Adorned line! 

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a happy day! 

Katie Burke
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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Sale-A-Bration Extravaganza and March Crop Photos!

What a GREAT time we had!  There were 4 demonstrators who participated in this free event in March.  We had a great crowd and everyone loved the projects we worked on! 

Goody bags!

Working on card and scrapbook make and takes.

Working with Decor Elements - SUPER EASY! 

Decor Elements demonstration board.  These were applied by attendees - many of whom were first timers! 

Big Shot fabric project display. 

Card and scrapbook make and take. 

Card make and take. 

Build-A-Bear make and takes - everyone got to individualize their own.  Very cute and fun for adults and children alike!

Fabric flower pins made using fleece and Sweet Pea Stitched Felt. 

If you missed this event, you can see we had some great projects.  I did not get many photographs because I stayed busy doing make and takes.  Phyllis Shepherd did a Simply Adorned make and take table and the projects were SO PRETTY!!! 

Hope you enjoyed a peek at our Sale-A-Bration Extravaganza and March Crop!  We plan to do it all again next year! 

Have a happy day!

Katie Burke
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Thursday, April 8, 2010

2nd Annual Birthday Bash and PMS/Crop Day!

It's BACK!!!  You are invited to the 2nd Annual Birthday Bash and Crop on 04/17/2010!  Don't miss out on all the fun, as well as event-only specials and sales! 

Katie Burke
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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Stampin' Up!® Announces Color Renovation - EXCITING NEWS!!

What does this Color Renovation mean? 
  • 30 Current Colors will retire
  • 5 New Colors will be added
  • 3 Current In Colors will not retire 
  • 7 Past In Colors will return
Stampin' Up! will be streamlining its color families to include 40 Colors (4 color families of 10 colors each).  The families will be named Brights, Neutrals, Regals, and Subtles. The new collection of colors is fresh, current, and BEAUTIFUL!!!  I absolutely LOVE the changes! 

These exciting new color collections will be available with the new Stampin' Up! catalog in July.  Can't wait?  Become a DEMONSTRATOR now and you can order them early during the demonstrator pre-order period!!!!! More information on joining the Bella B Stampers HERE!!  Click on "Join Now" and my recruit password is "katieburke" (without the quotes). 

What colors are retiring?
  • Pale Plum
  • Lavender Lace
  • Almost Amethyst
  • Sage Shadow
  • Mellow Moss
  • Barely Banana
  • Apricot Appeal
  • Blush Blossom
  • Pink Passion
  • Pixie Pink
  • Orchid Opulence
  • Lovely Lilac
  • Brilliant Blue
  • Glorious Green
  • Green Galore
  • Gable Green
  • Yoyo Yellow
  • Only Orange
  • Summer Sun
  • Really Rust
  • Ruby Red
  • Cameo Coral
  • Creamy Caramel
  • Close to Cocoa
  • Bordering Blue
  • Brocade Blue
  • Ballet Blue
  • Taken with Teal
  • Handsome Hunter
  • Going Grey
New In Color Family! 
  • Melon Mambo
  • Rich Razzleberry
  • Pacific Point
  • Tangerine Tango
  • River Rock
  • Soft Suede
  • Riding Hood Red
  • Pink Pirouette (I AM DOING THE HAPPY DANCE!!!) 
  • Baja Breeze
  • Wild Wasabi
NEW colors being added: 
  • Daffodil Delight
  • Early Espresso
  • Cajun Craze
  • Cherry Cobbler
  • Marina Mist
  • Kraft will be renamed Crumb Cake.  Coordinating cardstock, as well as ink pads and markers!!

Don't wait to stock up on cardstock, ink refills, and coordinating ribbon and accessories in all of your favorite retiring colors!  You can order 24/7 via my WEBSITE by clicking on "shop now."  I hope you are as excited about these changes as I am!  BRAVO, Stampin' Up! 

Katie Burke
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April 2010 Project of the Month

Greenhouse Garden Journal

 Don't forget that you can order online 24/7 from my website. Have a happy day!
Stamps: Greenhouse Garden. Hope Happens.
Paper: Chocolate Chip card stock. Confetti White card stock. Old Olive textured card stock. On Board 5" x 5" Art Journal.
Ink: Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin' Pad. Crushed Curry Classic Stampin' Pad. Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad. Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' Pad. Regal Rose Classic Stampin' Pad.
Accessories: Pretty in Pink taffeta ribbon. Linen thread. Button Latte Designer buttons. Stampin' Dimensionals. Bone folder. Stamp-a-ma-jig.

Katie Burke
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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Another Awash With Flowers Card - Get Your Stamp Set for FREE!

Thanks card

Stamps: Awash with Flowers . Thank You Kindly.
Paper: Certainly Celery card stock. So Saffron card stock. Whisper White card stock.
Ink: Certainly Celery Classic Stampin' Pad. Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin' Pad. Orchid Opulence Classic Stampin' Pad. Pretty in Pink Classic Stampin' Pad. So Saffron Classic Stampin' Pad. Certainly Celery Stampin' Write marker.
Accessories: Pretty in Pink taffeta ribbon. Clips assortment. Color Spritzer Tool.

Don't forget that you can earn this stamp set for FREE if you host a $350 workshop this month. That is IN ADDITION TO the already wonderful hostess benefits. Contact me today to schedule your workshop!

Katie Burke
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Monday, April 5, 2010

Awash With Flowers Card - Get Your Stamp Set for FREE!

For You card

Stamps: Awash with Flowers. Great Friend.
Paper: Certainly Celery card stock. So Saffron textured card stock. Watercolor paper.
Ink: Jet Black StazOn pad. So Saffron Classic Stampin' Write marker. Watercolor Wonder Crayons.
Accessories: Very Vanilla 5/8" satin ribbon. Clips assortment. Stampin' Dimensionals. Color Spritzer Tool. Sizzix Big Shot Top Note Bigz die. Sewing machine and thread.

Don't forget that you can earn this stamp set for FREE if you host a $350 workshop this month. That is IN ADDITION TO the already wonderful hostess benefits. Contact me today to schedule your workshop!

Katie Burke
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Saturday, April 3, 2010

New Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator Sign-on Bonus FREEBIES!

What a GREAT bonus for joining Stampin' Up!®  These 2 Workshop Wow DVDs will have you ready and inspired to host your very own workshops in no time... even if you have never stamped before! 

Workshop Wow DVD 2008-2009 (140 min.)
Retail Value $24.95 YOURS FREE!

Sampling of Workshop Wow presentations from Stampin' Up's 2008-2009 regional seminars. Includes 19 demonstrator presentations of "WOW" techniques.

Workshop Wow 2007-2008 DVD (117 min.)
Retail Value $17.47 YOURS FREE!

Sampling of Workshop Wow presentations from Stampin' Up's 2007-2008 regional seminars.  Includes 18 demonstrator presentations of "WOW" techniques for use in preparing for workshops.

Have you ever thought about being a demonstrator?  Whether you are looking for a discount on your favorite Stampin' Up! products or want to build a business, I welcome you to join my team!  There is a TON of great information at this LINK.  I spotlighted every aspect of being a demonstrator, as well as company information, so please check it out!  Here is a short list of just a few of the great things about Stampin' Up! 

  • Minimum of 20% discount on personal purchases – up to 40% based on monthly sales!
  • Be your own hostess anytime you want – you get your discount, commission, AND hostess benefits!
  • Your personal purchases also count towards monthly overrides, quarterly minimums, incentives, contests, promotions, etc.!!  
  • Stampin' Success, an amazing full-color magazine full of ideas and color samples straight to your mailbox every month!  
  • Incredible training and support from Stampin’ Up! and from me as your upline, as well as strong extended upline support!
  • No commitment!  YOU decide just how involved you wish to become - whether as a hobbyist or as a businesswoman.  You may quit at anytime with no penalties and there are no set number of bookings/workshops.  
  • As a new demonstrator, you have the opportunity to earn up to 9 free Stamp sets as part of the Stampin' Up! Stampin’ Start program. 
  • Online ordering 24/7 via Order Entry Express, the Stampin' Up! demonstrator ordering system. 
  • Accept customer credit cards.  NO fees or cost to the demonstrator! 
  • Sneak Peeks and pre-ordering of unreleased new products! 
  • Opportunity to attend great training, such as convention, regionals, and leadership! 
  • A company that truly CARES about their demonstrators with 20+ years in the industry!  
  • Superior products. 
  • Incentives!  Earn free product, free gifts, free trips, and CASH! 
  • Customer incentives and hostess benefits that are paid for by the COMPANY, not by you!  These in no way diminish your commission! 
If this sounds like something you are interested in, head on over to my WEBSITE and click on "Join Now."  My recruit password is "katieburke".  I would be both blessed and honored to be your upline! 

Have a Happy Easter! 

Katie Burke
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