Friday, December 30, 2011

Sneak Peak

I finally had some time to prepare for my January Classes & Clubs. I love the new Doily Die that we are getting in the new mini. I still need to do my swaps for Leadership in San Antonio. I think I am going to take a day to just play with all of my new goodies.

New Year-New Clubs- New Classes!!

Big Shot Delivery

Jan 6th 6-7PM

If you ordered a Big Shot through my Layaway Club. Your Big Shots are ready for pick up. We will meet for a quick tutorial and create an easy project using some new products from the mini.

Chics and Chocolate

JAN 6 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Bring your girlfriends and come to my Girls Night Out. I will have 2 cards for you to make that have already been pre-cut and feature product from the new mini catalog.
RSVP by January 1st

Also, I will give each attendee a sneak peak at the Saleabration catalog.
Anyone who books a workshop or joins a Club will be entered into a drawing for a Door Prize.

I will also have retired items for sale! And of course Chocolate!

Stamp Club/Technique Club/ Layaway Club

JAN 8 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Our monthly Stamp Clubs will be meeting today to make 2 projects and place your minimum order. Each month someone will earn the Hostess Benefits. If you are interested in joining a club then contact me for details.

Bring your own adhesive- I will have some available for purchase

Intro to Stamping

JAN 8 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Never stamped? Want to start? Come learn the basics of stamping! Please RSVP by 1/4th


Thursday, December 15, 2011

Holy Cow_ Check out the Clearance Rack

I am amazed at some of the specials in the Clearance Rack this morning. They have older style punches for less than $10.00. Big Shot Dies, Designer Paper. There is a list of items attached below. These are first come first serve. When they sell out, they will be gone at that amazing price. Place your order 24 hours a day

Happy Shopping Everyone!!!

Red Stampin' Write Marker $1.29 100075
1-3/8 Inch Square Punch $9.59 103375
1/2 Inch Circle Punch $3.59 104390
1-1/4 Inch Square Punch $9.59 104400
1-3/8 Inch Circle Punch $9.59 104401
1-1/4 Inch Circle Punch $9.59 104403
Word Window Punch $9.59 105090
Stampin' Pastels $9.99 105542
Tag Punch $9.59 105934
Real Red 12X12 Card Stock $2.99 106545
Ticket Corner Punch $4.19 107214
3/4 Inch Circle Punch $6.59 107217
Large Oval Punch $9.59 107305
Small Ribbon Keepers $4.79 107634
Medium Ribbon Keepers $6.39 107635
Large Ribbon Keepers $7.59 107636
Small Tag Punch $9.59 108264
5-Petal Flower Punch $9.59 109041
Scallop Circle Punch $9.59 109043
3/16 Inch Corner Rounder Punch $4.19 109047
Certainly Celery 5/8 Inch Grosgrain Ribbon $3.19 109050
Real Red 5/8 Inch Grosgrain Ribbon $3.19 109052
Very Vanilla 5/8 Inch Grosgrain Ribbon $3.19 109055
Pretty In Pink 3/8 Inch Taffeta Ribbon $2.79 109067
Very Vanilla 3/8 Inch Taffeta Ribbon $2.79 109071
Trio Flower Punch $9.59 109183
Scallop Circle Punch $9.59 109877
3/16 Inch Corner Punch $4.19 109969
1-1/4 Inch Circle Punch $9.59 110104
1-3/8 Inch Circle Punch $9.59 110105
3/4 Inch Circle Punch $6.59 110107
Small Tag Punch $9.59 110113
Tag Punch $9.59 110114
Boho Blossoms Punch $9.59 110711
Riding Hood Red 3/8 Inch Taffeta Ribbon $1.39 111365
Fresh-Cut Notes $3.59 111882
1-3/4 Inch Circle Punch $9.59 112004
Scallop Square Punch $9.59 112081
Wide Oval Punch $9.59 112082
Scallop Edge Punch $9.59 112091
Curly Label Punch $9.59 112208
Patterns Pack Designer Series Paper (Hostess Level 1) $2.59 112474
5 Petal Flower Punch $9.59 112829
Hearts Set Sizzlits Die 4-Pack $7.99 113448
Go Go Boots Sizzlits Alphabet Die Set $27.99 113450
Circle 3-D Ornament $7.99 113472
5 Point 3-D Star $7.99 113473
Pennant Stampin' Up! Bigz Xl Die $15.99 113483
Baskets & Blooms Stampin' Up! Bigz Xl Die $15.99 113484
Birds & Blooms Stampin' Up! Sizzlits Die 4-Pack $8.79 113485
Boho Blossoms Punch $9.59 113651
Scallop Square Punch $9.59 113653
Eyelet Border Punch $9.59 113692
Full Heart Punch $9.59 113693
Heart To Heart Punch $9.59 113694
Decorative Accent Bigz Die $7.99 114523
Flower Blossom Sizzlits Die $1.99 114530
Card, Telephone & Address Bigz Clear Die $7.99 114532
Flower Bigz Clear Die $7.99 114534
Scallop Oval Punch $9.59 114889
Large Oval Punch $9.59 115156
Scallop Oval Punch $9.59 115429
Look Here Stampin' Up! Bigz Xl Die $17.19 115966
Joyful Stampin' Up! Sizzlits Die $2.19 115973
Curves Ahead Stampin' Up! Sizzlits Die $2.19 115974
Elegant Notes $3.99 116450
Jumbo Snowflake Punch $9.59 116628
Butterfly Punch $9.59 116629
Modern Label Punch $9.59 116630
Table Setting Stampin' Up! Bigz Xl Die $17.19 116819
Merry Stampin' Up! Embosslits Die $4.79 116820
O Christmas Tree Stampin' Up! Bigz Xl Popup Die $17.19 116822
Merry Details Stampin' Up! Sizzlits Die $2.19 116823
Simply Adorned Chain 34" $5.19 116853
Jolly Holiday Designer Series Paper $3.99 117159
Love Letter Designer Series Paper $3.99 117162
Greenhouse Gala Designer Series Paper $3.99 117167
Beary Hoppy Stampin' Up! Sizzlits Die $2.39 117327
Woodland Walk Designer Series Paper $3.99 117389
Pawsitively Prints Ii Designer Series Paper $3.99 117396
Wicked Fun Specialty Designer Series Paper $4.79 117400
Eyelet Border Punch $9.59 117402
Heart To Heart Punch $9.59 117403
Butterfly Punch $9.59 117404
1-3/4 Inch Circle Punch $9.59 117405
Word Window Punch $9.59 117406
Kooky Spooky Stampin' Up! Originals Die $7.59 117979
Beary Merry Stampin' Up! Originals Die $7.59 117980
Beary Boy Stampin' Up! Sizzlits Die $2.39 117981
Beary Girl Stampin' Up! Sizzlits Die $2.39 117982
Pawsitively Stampin' Up! Embosslits Die $4.79 117983
Lil' Paws Stampin' Up! Embosslits Die $4.79 117984
Beary Lovely Stampin' Up! Sizzlits Die $2.39 117987
Tree Decorations Stampin' Up! Sizzlits Die $2.19 118140
Good Times Simply Scrappin' Kit $7.99 118706
Sweet Hello Simply Sent Kit $4.79 118710
Elegant Engravings Simply Sent Kit $4.79 118711
Double Cog Xl Punch $10.79 118873
Holly & Jolly Colored Rub-Ons $3.19 119249
Certainly Celery 1/8 Inch Taffeta Ribbon $2.39 119255
Night Of Navy 1/8 Inch Taffeta Ribbon $2.39 119258
Rich Razzleberry 1/8 Inch Taffeta Ribbon $2.39 119259
Pretty In Pink 1/8 Inch Taffeta Ribbon $2.39 119260
Whisper White 1/8 Inch Taffeta Ribbon $2.39 119262
Daffodil Delight 5/8 Inch Satin Ribbon $3.59 119750
Pumpkin Pie 5/8 Inch Grosgrain Ribbon $2.79 119760
Daffodil Delight 5/8 Inch Grosgrain Ribbon $2.79 119761
Real Red 3/8 Inch Taffeta Ribbon $2.79 119763
Pumpkin Pie 3/8 Inch Taffeta Ribbon $2.79 119765
Old Olive 3/8 Inch Taffeta Ribbon $2.79 119767
Red Polka Dot 12 X 12 Inch Designer Printed Album $7.99 119809
Green Leaves 12 X 12 Inch Designer Printed Album $7.99 119812
Houndstooth 12 X 12 Inch Designer Printed Album $7.99 119832
Night Of Navy 5/8 Inch Grosgrain Ribbon $2.79 119954
Early Espresso 3/8 Inch Taffeta Ribbon $2.79 119964
Rich Razzleberry 3/8 Inch Taffeta Ribbon $2.79 119966
Vintage Type Rub-Ons $2.79 119975
Play Date Gusseted Envelopes $2.39 120434
Lap Of Luxury Designer Series Paper $3.99 120436
Something Special - Simply Sent Kit $2.39 120806
Watercolor Wonder - New Color Kit $11.99 120949
Stampin Pastels New Color Kit $5.99 120963
1 Inch Clear Tinsel Trim $3.19 120993
5/8 Inch Silver Tinsel Trim $3.19 120994
Deck The Halls Big Designer Buttons $3.59 121002
We Wish You A Merry Christmas Stampin' Sound Card $1.19 121007
Candy Cane Big Designer Buttons $1.79 121718
Love Impressions Specialty Designer Series Paper $4.79 121780
Botanical Gazette Designer Series Paper $3.99 121783
Medallion Medley Simply Sent Kit $4.79 121788
Sweet Stitches 8X8 Inch Designer Printed Album $5.99 121802
Rustic 8X8 Inch Designer Printed Album $5.99 121803
Vintage Flowers Adornments $2.39 121879
Baja Breeze Glass Glitter $1.59 121883
Daffodil Delight Pom Pom Trim $2.59 121885
Love Impressions Rub-Ons $1.59 121886
Sweet Stitches Rub-Ons $1.59 121887
Ice Cream Parlor Paper & Accents Pack $3.19 122242
Springtime Vintage Big Designer Buttons $3.59 122301
Sweet Stitches Big Designer Buttons $3.59 122302
Full Speed Ahead Jumbo Wheel $3.39 122323
Melon Mambo Pom Pom Trim $2.59 123322
Tangerine Tango Pom Pom Trim $2.59 123323
Ice Cream Parlor Ribbon And Button Pack $3.19 123529
Love Patterns Designer Series Paper $1.99 124156
Christmas Keepsake Special Offer $11.97 129024

Monday, December 12, 2011

Stamp Club

These are the 3 Gift Card Holders that we made at our Stamp Club/Gift Card Class this weekend. I cased the one with the stocking punch from Stampin Connection. Stampin Connection is our online gallery of ideas submitted by Demonstrators. I had to merge my Stamp Club & Gift Card Class together this month. Everyone is so busy with the Holidays that it was hard to find a date. Speaking of, I have not gone Christmas Shopping yet! Yikes!! I definitley need to get started with our Holiday Festivities. Baking, Christmas Cards (yes, I have not made my own Christmas Cards yet -I have been too busy with Christmas Card Classes),Trimming the Tree and Christmas Shopping. Oh my, I better get on the ball. Have a GREAt week!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Craft Show- Best Seller

This was one of my Best Sellers at the Craft Show I participated in over the weekend. These are just Hershey Nuggets wrapped with some retired DSp. I stamped the Bag Topper with Heard From the Heart. I Love that Stamp Set. Every time I use it I get a positive response from one of my Stampin Friends. It is a Really versatile set. I also punched out a little Glimmer Heart for the topper. I apologize for my lack of posts lately but Craft Fairs keep you really busy.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Cards For Troops

Here are the cards that we made for World Card Making Day. My team and I designed, cut and sent 250 cards including envelopes to the miltary. We had a few Stampin Friends join us. They really had a good time making Christmas Cards for our military to send home to their friends & family. God Bless Our Troops!!

Craft Show

I participated in a craft fair this weekend at Holy Cross Regional School. I met so many amazing people. I have never been to a craft fair with so many people. I did not sit down the entire day. I had so much fun and met a lot of new Stampin Friends. My husband had not planned to stay in the booth with me but because I was so busy he stayed and helped me. He was really suprised out how many people really love to stamp or want to learn to create. The pictures are before the Craft Fair started. I sold out of wrapped chocolates, homemade fudge, Reindeer Food and Santa & Snowman Wrapped Candy Bars. I had to take orders to be delivered. For anyone that ordered from me everything is ready to pick up. I LOVED the fact that I had to take orders. I still have a few Rudolph Spares & Tooth Fairy Tins. If anyone is interested shoot me an email at Have a GREAt week!!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Stampin' Up! Making a Difference

I love being part of a company that has MAKING A DIFFERENCE as one of it’s core values. Thank you Stampin’UP! In addition to Granting a Wish through the Make A Wish Foundation in honor of it’s demonstrators, Stampin’UP! is donating half a million dollars to variety of organizations throughout the United States.

Stampin' Up! gives back at the holidays

At Stampin’ Up!, we believe in making a difference in the lives of others–whether they’re our demonstrators, our employees, the people who use our products, or children in need of a way to express their creativity.

Since 2005, Stampin’ Up! has been honored to participate in the TODAY Show’s Holiday Toy Drive. This year, Stampin’ Up! will be donating over $500,000 worth of stamping and paper crafting products to the following organizations:

•Action for Boston Community Development Inc.
•Alliance for Children’s Rights
•Boys & Girls Clubs Harford County
•Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York
•Community Partners of Dallas – Rainbow Room
•Diocese of Saint Augustine
•Friendship Project
•Help USA
•Interfaith Nutrition Network (INN)
•Kids In Need Foundation
•National Council of Jewish Women, Cleveland Section – The Dignity Project
•Operation Homefront
•Puerto Rican Family Institute
•St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital
•Stephen Siller Foundation/Katrina Fund
•Welcome House
•Youthbuild USA
In conjunction with the donation, Stampin’ Up!’s Shelli Gardner will make an appearance on NBC’s TODAY Show on Tuesday, December 6. We are honored and excited to once again participate in this annual holiday tradition of giving back and making a difference!


Three-year-old Birklee has a new wooden play set, a play set that she enjoys playing on with her family and friends. The play set helps take her mind off the things that a typical toddler shouldn’t have to be worried about, things like surviving hypoplastic left-heart syndrome (HLHS).

Birklee received the play set through the Make-A-Wish Foundation, when Stampin’ Up! granted her wish. We work with the foundation to grant the wish of at least one child every year, on behalf of our demonstrators and in lieu of an annual Christmas card.

“Through this donation, we hope our demonstrators feel how much we love and appreciate all they do, and that we celebrating our shared commitment to making a difference in the lives of those around us,” says Shelli Gardner.

Stampin’ Up! shares Make-A-Wish’s commitment to children, and we especially appreciate the organization’s desire to “enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy.”

Birklee wish has certainly done that. The play set was completed recently, and Birklee and her family and friends celebrated with a fun princess party.

Monday, November 21, 2011


The Online Holiday Extravaganza promotion is here! During these 10 days only, you can get incredible discounts--up to 60%--on some of your favorite products! There are TONS of products and bundles included in the extravaganza! Included are selected My Digital Studio downloads for 25% and 45% off with several Christmas kits included ( don't have to own MDS to use our downloads). Don't miss out! Items will sell out so place your order on my website and have the items shipped directly to you.

In addition, two of our brand-new products will be discounted 20% only during the first 24 hours of the sale (November 21, midnight - 11:59 PM [MT]):


Simply Scored

Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps

Things to Remember

Discounted products (except My Digital Studio Express and digital downloads) are available on all order types (customer, workshop, and online).This means if you don't like ordering online, you can contact me to place your order and I'll place it for you. It also means that these specials can be added to orders placed at a workshop!
Discounted digital downloads are only available on online orders only.
There is no minimum purchase required to participate in this promotion.
For product bundles, you must use the bundle item numbers provided. Bundle discounts will not be applied if individual item numbers are used.
Additional products from current catalogs may be purchased on the same order.
Discounts range between 20% and 60%.
Deadline: Wednesday, November 30, 2011; 11:50 PM (MT)
Don't wait! If you have ANY questions, let me know NOW!

Until we meet again...HAPPY STAMPIN' & HAPPY SHOPPIN'!!

Jan Mata
Stampin’ Up!
Independent Demonstrator

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Join My Team

The Big Shot Recruiting Promotion has been extended until November 11th. What a great way to start your business or help you support your hobby!
Join my team of Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrators during the month of October (NOW UNTIL 11/11/11) and receive the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine FREE. If you already have the Big Shot you can select up to $100 in FREE Stampin' Up! merchandise of your choice instead. Shipping is also free on these promotional products.

Just some of the benefits you will receive as a demonstrator are:
...earn a 20% discount on all of your orders.
...earn a 30% discount on your first qualifying order.
...receive 2 FREE months of your own Stampin' Up! on-line store. monthly subscription to Stampin' Success Magazine.
...annual birthday discount from Stampin' Up!
...the ability to pre-order products before your customers
and so much more. If you join my team you will also receive personal service from me to help you get started, share project ideas, business tips, and help you any way I can.

To purchase the Starter Kit which is a bargain in itself at $175, and contains over $345 worth of stamp sets, card stock, ink, accessories, and business supplies, and receive your FREE Big Shot or $100 in FREE Stampin' Up! products, go to my on-line store and click on the Join the Fun link.
When you use my online store to sign up you will be given access to the Promotional Product Bonus approximately one hour after you complete the online IDA (Independent Demonstrator Agreement). You will be provided a link to Order Entry Express for this redemption via e-mail. If you sign-up and mail in your IDA you will be able to simply list the items you want for free on the accompanying order form.

If you have any question please send me an e-mail or give me a call and I can help you get started.


Monday, October 10, 2011

Jan Wakeland Swaps

I told you guys awhile back about some swaps I sent in to Jan Wakeland. Here are some swaps that I received. We have a very talented group of ladies.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Scrapbook Class

Some of my ladies were interested in scrapbooking. I thought I would start off with 2 simple scrapbook pages. I made these 6x 6 scrapbook pages because I love that we carry 6x6 scrapbooks. These are perfect for the grandparents-kind of like brag books. If you are interested in scrapbooking please join us. We had a HOOT!!!


I love my Friday night KISS class. What is KISS? Kiss means Keep It Simple Sweetie. we make 5 easy cards. We get together and chat, some people bring food to share and we have a GREAT time.

Bag Tags

I talked to several demonstrators before Regionals and asked what they were bringing their swaps in. We all decided 31 organizer bags were the easiest thing to bring. Well I can only imagine what the confusion would be with all of the same bags so I made Bag Tags for myself and my BFF.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Do you want a FREE Big Shot

Join my team this month for $175 and you could choose a FREE Big Shot or $100 in Product of your choice.. WOW..
Within one hour of joining here – JOIN THE FUN – you will receive an email letting you choose which you will want.

I would love for you to be a member of my team and to enjoy this special just in time to create amazing holiday decorations, crafts and gifts.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Bat Treat Bag

This was shared at Regionals by our Stampin' Up! Founder Shelly Gardner. It was an amazing day with so much info that I forgot to take notes on how to make this little guy. It took me a couple of attempts but I think he turned out adorable. We are making this at my Stamp Club on Sunday.

Big Shot
Spider Web Embossing Folder
Petal Cone Die
Crop a Dile
Perfect Pennants Die
Sticky Strip
1 3/4 Circle Punch
1 inch Circle Punch
Scraps- (Pumpkin Pie, Old Olve, Whisper White)
Basic Black Cardstock
Basic Black Ink Pad
Versa Mark Pad
Black Embossing Powder
Heat Gun
Powder Tray
Pumpkin Pie 1/4 inch grosgrain ribbon
Bakers Twine
Red Glimmer Paper
Silver Glimmer Paper
Owl Punch
Wicked Cool Stamp Set

-Cut out 2 Petal Cone Dies with your basic black paper
-Take your scissors and cut the top flaps off of each die
-Take your bats and versa mark pad and stamp them on the front of one of the cones
-Take your Blasck Embossing Powder and Heat Gun and Emboss your bats
-Assemble the Petal Cone Die with Sticky Strip
-Cut out 2 Perfect Pennants (the larger ones)-these are your wings
-One the wide side of the wings score straight down at 3/4
-Run the 2 wings back through with the spider web embossing folder
-Start on the wide side punch 1 3/4 circle and then 1 inch circle (you only need a small amount don't use the entire circle)
-Adhere the wings with sticky strip
-Punch a hole on both sides of the bats body and run your pumpkin pie ribbon through (tie a knot on each end)
-Shelly used Glimmer brads but I wanted to feature both of our glimmer papers. I used the large eyes from the owl punch and punched out 2 red pieces. Then I used the medium eyes from the owl punch and punched out 2 silver pieces.
-I freehand made the fangs using the whisper white scarp and paper snips
-Then I used the little decorative circle from the Pennant Die and ran a piece of Pumpkin Pie card stock through. I stamped the Spooky image on Old Olive Card Stock and punched it with a 1 inch circle ounch. It is attached to the bag with a piece of Bakers Twine.

I hope you enjoy this little guy. I think he is adorable. If you need any of the supplies you can order them 24 hours a day.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Cards For Troops

Cards for the Troops

Oct 1st
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
St Thomas More -3015 Roundelay Rd- Lynchburg, VA

FREE Event!!!!!

Please join me and give back to our troops. We will make 300 Christmas Cards for our troops to send to their families for the Holidays. No need to RSVP!! No Experience Required! This is a GREAT service project for kids and Youth Groups. All are welcome Age 5 and up.

We will have Door Prizes available and cards on display.

If you have any questions contact me!!

Stamp Club

My Hostess Polly lives in Alabama. Can you believe all of the stuff that she got just for being Hostess? I am loving the new Hostess plan that Stampin' UP! has. If you are interested in having a party or joining a stamp club. Let me know.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Card Buffet October 16th

NEW "Just Cards Buffet" Class
Date: Sunday
Time: 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM (open house style- arrive no later than 5:30 to ensure that you have enough time to prepare at least 8 cards
Fee: $16 for 8 cards ($1.75) for each additional card)

RSVP by October 12th-

This is a NEW event!!Do you wan to just make easy simple cards? Is your card stash getting low? Then this is the class for you!

Just like a food buffet, you can pick and choose which cards you'd like to make, and how many of them. Your $16.00 fee covers a minimum of 8 cards. You can make more, if you have time, at $1.75 per card. All supplies, tools and envelopes are included!

Each month there will be at least 12 card design choices with several designs that will be carried over each month.

Great event for beginners and experienced alike!