Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Only 5 Days Left!! $99 Starter Kit + Free Project Kit (valued at $40)!!



During July, you can join the Stampin' Up! family as a demonstrator for only $99! This limited time Starter Kit—valued at $185—comes with the following high-quality products:
  • Easy Events Clear-Mount Set*
  • Pennant Parade Wood-Mount Set*
  • Basic Black Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Brights 8-1/2" x 11" Assorted Card Stock
  • Just Add Cake Designer Series Paper*
  • Chocolate Chip 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon*
  • Note Cards (20)
  • Clear-Mount Block C
  • Blender Pen (1)
  • SNAIL Adhesive
  • Business supplies
*Brand new to the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog!




Plus, join in July and get a FREE Christmas Keepsake project kit—a $40 value! Imagine an afternoon spent chatting with friends while creating something beautiful—isn't that what Stampin' Up! is all about? But act now because this special kit is only available as part of this limited-time offer.

Join Stampin' Up! in July and get brand-new products, including an exclusive project kit—all for just $99!

CLICK HERE for information and/or to join today!  Offer ends 07/31/2011!!


Have a Blessed Day!!
Katie Burke
Stampin' Up!® Independent Demonstrator
Pine Mountain / LaGrange, Georgia

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Monday, July 25, 2011

2010-2013 Stampin' Up!® In Colors and In Color Card Sample!

Have you seen the latest in colors released with the new 2011-2012 Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog

There are 5 gorgeous new 2011-2013 In Colors to choose from!


These 5 great colors are in addition to the 2010-2012 In Colors:


 These 10 colors form a beautiful family of colors to choose from!


In Color Inspiration!
 Congratulations In Color Card...

Stamps
• Friendly Phrases
• Good Grid

Paper
• Calypso Coral Card Stock
• Lucky Limeade Card Stock
• Pool Party Card Stock
• Whisper White Card Stock
• Wisteria Wonder Card Stock

Ink
• Calyspo Coral Classic Stampin’ Pad®
• Lucky Limeade Classic Stampin’ Pad
• Wisteria Wonder Classic Stampin’ Pad
• Island Indigo Stampin’ Write® Marker

Accessories
• Island Indigo 5/8" Ruffled Ribbon
• In Color Designer Printed Brads
• Stampin’ Dimensionals®
• Blossom Bouquet Punch
• 1/16" Circle Punch
• Stamp-a-ma-jig

To view all of the Stampin' Up! Exclusive Colors, visit THIS LINK!

Have a Blessed Day!!
Katie Burke
Stampin' Up!® Independent Demonstrator
Pine Mountain / LaGrange, Georgia

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Saturday, July 23, 2011

2011 Goals: Share More/Organize More - Repurposing Vintage Pillowcase Fabric To Cover Bulletin Board With Tutorial!


As you know, I have set goals for 2011 to Organize More and I have started with my "studioffice."  You can read about that ongoing adventure HERE.  Earlier this week, I gathered an old bulletin board, some thrift store/Habitat ReStore items, and a can of ivory spray paint:


Bulletin Board - Already had
Clock - Paid $2
Tissue Box Cover - Paid $1
Lamp - Paid $5
Yummy Vintage Pillowcases - $1 each


 Here is a closeup of the pillowcases.  The pillowcase on the right has already been cut to put on the bulletin board.  I washed the pillowcases and then simply trimmed along the seams, opened it out, and ironed it.  Super easy!


DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS:

Step 1:
Spray paint the bulletin board frame with ivory paint and allow 
to dry completely.

 Step 2:
Remove cork from frame.  I had the hubby pull the frame apart at the
corner and we worked the cork out of the frame.

Step 3:
Apply spray adhesive (I used the kind for quilt basting that
I already had on hand) to the cork and smooth the fabric
over the adhesive, wrapping around the sides to the back.

Step 4:
Return cork to frame and secure.

Step 5:
Hang and enjoy!


The pillowcase that I used was very, very old.  There were a few "rust" stains on it and there is a permanent crease in the fabric that would not iron out.  I will be covering the flaws when I hang items on it anyway, so why not let this gorgeous piece of vintage goodness breathe new life into my "studioffice?"

I will be sharing the other finished items soon, so be looking for those!  I can't WAIT to share the lamp!!

Have a Blessed Day!!






Katie Burke
Stampin' Up!® Independent Demonstrator
Pine Mountain / LaGrange, Georgia

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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Creative Idea - Fun Flowers Frame

Fun Flowers Frame 

Designer Series Paper and buttons aren't only for cards and scrapbook pages; use them on home d├ęcor pieces, like this beautiful photo frame!

CLICK HERE FOR PROJECT DETAILS AND ORDERING INFORMATION!

Have a Blessed Day!!
Katie Burke
Stampin' Up!® Independent Demonstrator
Pine Mountain / LaGrange, Georgia

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Stampin' Up!® Convention 2011 Highlights and Summary - Part 3


The last day of Convention 2011 started out with classes and Make & Take sessions. Smiles were plentiful and enthusiasm abounded as demonstrators continued to be inspired in each classroom.
Before lunch, demonstrators lined up to receive yet another convention prize--a free stamp set they received for attending at least five breakout classes. More than one demonstrator commented on how wonderful it was to be rewarded for learning great things!


Lunch was filled with last-chance visits to the Memento Mall and Demonstrator Resource Center and last-minute photos of displays and projects.


Then the closing session of Convention 2011 began. The session included two milestone marches, marches that Shelli called "some of my favorite" because every single demonstrator can qualify! The marches celebrate milestones that demonstrators reach--the anniversary march (marchers include those celebrating their 5-, 10-, 15-, and 20-year anniversary with Stampin' Up!) and the career sales march (marchers include demonstrators who have reached increments of $100,000 career sales). The high career sales march was $1.3 million--congratulations, Mary Polcin!

 
Shannon West and Carrie Cudney presented fabulous stamping presentations, sharing a variety of adorable projects that demonstrators loved. Special on-stage guests included Santa Claus and Willy Wonka, along with some of his followers.


Stampin' Up! president Rich Jutkins delivered the keynote address, explaining that too often we get caught up in the "how" and "what, forgetting the thing that really matters--the 'why.'" Rich shared stories about how he discovered his "why," and encouraged demonstrators to discover--and focus on--their "why" as well.


Rich ended his address by presenting a convention challenge: any demonstrator who recruits one person between July 16 and August 16 will earn a free stamp set from the new Idea Book & Catalog or the Holiday Mini. He also explained how convention attendees could actually earn up to four free stamp sets by sharing Stampin' Up! with others. Demonstrators were thrilled with the opportunity!


During her remarks, Shelli thanked all demonstrators who are involved in any way with the Ronald McDonald House Charities and the Making a Difference program, and she also announced this year's Heart of Stampin' Up! recipient--Jean Fitch, a demonstrator who struggles with health problems but who had found the perfect way to reach out and share what she loves with others through her service on Stampin' Connection.


To end the convention, Shelli shared the Convention 2011 Highlights video and gave out one last all-attendee giveaway, which included a free hostess stamp set and a My Digital Studio CD.
The session was the perfect way to wrap up Convention 2011. More than one demonstrator commented on how disappointed they were that convention was over, but that they were already looking forward to next year! 


(Photos courtesy of Stampin' Up!®)

Have a Blessed Day!!
Katie Burke
Stampin' Up!® Independent Demonstrator
Pine Mountain / LaGrange, Georgia

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Stampin' Up!® Convention 2011 Highlights and Summary - Part 2



Day 2 of Convention 2011 dawned bright and early with demonstrators attending classes and Make & Take sessions. Class topics included My Digital Studio, Demonstrator Business Web Services (DBWS), new demonstrator training, reports, the new hostess program, a model workshop, and much more!



 The afternoon general session included two stamping presentations: Shelli introduced demonstrators to Shalae Brown, her daughter, who stamped with Shelli for the first time ever on convention Main Stage. The two presented inspiring projects for August and September workshops, including ideas for holiday projects, a hostess gift, and all-occasion cards. In her presentation, Donna Griffith demonstrated darling project ideas for October and November workshops, also featuring fun holiday ideas and other projects.



Hundreds of demonstrators crossed the stage during three marches during the afternoon session: the annual sales, recruiting, and leadership marches. Stampin' Up! looks forward to honoring outstanding demonstrators and marches are a highlight of convention general sessions!


 
The evening was free for demonstrators, although many participated in the +Fun classes, the Hispanic Night event, and additional tours of the Riverton home office. Demonstrators enjoyed the day's events and were already looking forward to the next day's fun-packed agenda.

MORE HIGHLIGHTS TOMORROW!!
(Photos courtesy of Stampin' Up!)

Have a Blessed Day!!
Katie Burke
Stampin' Up!® Independent Demonstrator
Pine Mountain / LaGrange, Georgia

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Monday, July 18, 2011

Stampin' Up!® Convention 2011 Highlights and Summary - Part 1

Thousands of enthusiastic Stampin' Up! demonstrators filled the Salt Lake City Convention Center Thursday morning, eagerly participating the first general session of Stampin' Up!'s Convention 2011: Grow. The demonstrators were greeted by an equally enthusiastic crowd of Stampin' Up! staff members--the home office was closed for the morning and all employees were on hand to show their appreciation for demonstrators! The hour before general session began, the Main Stage arena was filled with dancing, swapping, cheering, and simply enjoying each others' company! 


During the opening general session, Shelli welcomed the group, thanking them for choosing to be at convention and sharing their love for stamping--and Stampin' Up!--with each other. She introduced the theme of the convention by talking about the Gardner Family garden and the thrill her family felt as they have planted, nurtured, and watched their garden grow this year.


Shelli also talked about the miracle of growth that was taking place at Stampin' Up! She committed to the demonstrators to do everything necessary to maintain--and increase--the momentum created by this growth and she urged demonstrators, saying that "we will focus on our job, making sharing as easy, enjoyable, and rewarding as possible."

Shelli also urged demonstrators to do their job--sharing Stampin' Up! with others! "Sharing homegrown vegetables with the people next door is simply the neighborly thing to do . . . and inviting a friend over to stamp or scrapbook can be just as natural. No hidden agenda. No expectation. No sales pitch. Simply an offer to share something fun and meaningful. The chance to develop a skill and build a relationship. We all know that when someone picks up a stamp, their lives are never the same."


Also during the opening session, Shelli talked about our +One logo, which is "growing" every month. In addition, Pam Morgan, Stampin' Up!'s vice president of demonstrator and employee development, unveiled the Holiday Mini Catalog and the products featured in the new mini. Shelli joined Pam on stage for the announcement of a very exciting new product--Stampin' Up!'s own Simply Scored tool! Shelli and Pam also gave every participant an eight-pack of the Holiday Mini Catalog!

Demonstrators participated in two new marches during the general session--the First-Timers' March (for every demonstrator attending convention for the first time) and the Recruiters' March (for every demonstrator who shared Stampin' Up! with someone new this year).



 Following the opening session, demonstrators attended classes and Make & Take sessions in the afternoon, then gathered again for the afternoon general session. During that session, the winning demonstrator commercials were shown, and the winner of the Surprise & Delight Stamp Space Makeover contest was announced (Congratulations, Tamzin Cochrane!).


The afternoon session also featured a practical and inspiring stamping presentation by Sara Douglass, who tried on several different pairs of shoes while talking about how, as demonstrators, we "wear" different shoes with our customers, depending on their needs. Sara also demonstrated perfect projects to share with people who claim they aren't creative, don't have enough time, don't have space, or can't afford it.


The evening was focused on honoring and rewarding some of our top-achieving demonstrators during our annual Awards Session. The top performers in various categories were announced and incentive trip achievers were honored, as well as our Rising Stars and Demonstrators of the Year.

Demonstrators wrapped up the first official day of Convention 2011 by attending the After Party, complete with light refreshments, music, and more fun!

MORE HIGHLIGHTS TOMORROW!
(Photos courtesy of Stampin' Up!)

Have a Blessed Day!!
Katie Burke
Stampin' Up!® Independent Demonstrator
Pine Mountain / LaGrange, Georgia

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