Wednesday, August 22, 2012

NEW! Solavei Unlimited Voice/Text/Data $49 per Month
PLUS Money Back Opportunities!

This is a HUGE opportunity to get involved a MONTH before it goes public--just click the image above to let me know you want me to email you some free, no obligation information :-)


~Kimberley Morris
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator since 1994
Colorado Springs, CO (SHOP ONLINE)

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Treasure Hunt Giveaway - $150 Value Prize!

Okay, seriously, so who would NOT want $150 in Stampin' Up! merchandise of their choice, for FREE?!? Actually, the prize is your $150 Wish List retail items, PLUS $25 you can use on more catalog merchandise, including exclusive hosting merchandise :-)
Late Night Stampers Web Ring Treasure Hunt
Super easy, here's all you have to do:
  1. check out the blogs listed on the web ring at the end of this post.
  2. gather 50 clues from the blogs (it will be a product, like mine below)
  3. send me an email NO LATER THAN OCTOBER 29th, with your list of 50 clues and the blog where you saw each, plus your first and last name and email address.
  4. on October 30th I will add your name to the drawing
  5. on October 31st the drawing will be held, and the winner notified by email!
HERE ARE SOME TIPS: This is a Treasure Hunt, which means you will need to LOOK for clues. The clues will always be in a post that contains the "Christmas in a Box" picture shown above. Each link on the link list at the end of this post will take you to a blog's home page, and you will need to find the post that contains the Treasure Hunt Clue...don't expect it to just show up first thing. But here's a little hint, the hunt officially started August 20th, so you should not have to go back any farther than that to find clues :-) And finally, if you don't find 50 clues right away, come back and check the Link List at the end of this post again, as more clue blogs are being added daily!
The Ghoulish Googlies Designer Kit includes a set of 20 printed tags, a set of 50 self-adhesive googlie eyes, 10 glassine mini bags, and 10 pieces of Pumpin Pie/Whisper White Baker's Twine (exclusive to this kit). The kit coordinates with the Ghoulish Googlies Wood-Mount stamp set, and Clear-Mount stamp set. AND--you can purchase the kit and stamp set together in the Ghoulish Googlies Wood-Mount Bundle and save 15%!!! (Clear-Mount Bundle also priced with savings) FYI: no purchase is necessary to enter the Treasure Hunt!

~Kimberley Morris
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator since 1994
Colorado Springs, CO (SHOP ONLINE)


    Friday, August 3, 2012

    Convention 2012 Make & Takes: Daydream Medallions

    This is the second installation of my Convention Make & Takes, the first one was for the stamp set Affection Collection, which you can see in THIS POST. The stamp set for these projects is called Daydream Medallions. Here's the printed bag they gave us our supplies in, as well as the mini bag with our "treat" for the day. (I'll show all the treats in an upcoming post with the last Make & Take stamp set!)
    Just to recap, I usually take my Make & Takes home to assemble them, so I can take my time, and even tweak the projects a little. For instance, on the box, the instructions were to use actual ribbon down the sides of the box that has the paper ribbon on top. To me, that change in texture was really distracting, so I just added more of the same color card stock I used to make the paper ribbon. And, I wasn't super excited about the colors for the cards, so I subbed in Soft Suede instead of Early Espresso for the brown, and varied my cards slightly.
    By the way, the coordinating Floral Frames Framelits will cut 4 of the 5 images from the Daydream Medallions stamp set, so that's a great companion buy! Also, there were 4 envelopes provided for the cards, which you do not see in my finished project. The Make & Take sample picture and instructions called for using the coordinating Daydream Jumbo Wheel over each of the envelope flaps.
    Another small note, if you are thinking of getting the Daydream Medallions set: do NOT throw away the circle and ring shaped rubber pieces that come in the center of the medallion images. They make great polka dots! I chose the clear-mount Daydream Medallions set, so it's super easy to just pop any of the images onto an acrylic block to use them. You'll see the polka dots on the card box for this project, inked up with VersaMark ink.
    Feel free to email me if you have any questions, or would like help with your order. And you are always free to order from my ONLINE STORE anytime 24/7.
    ~Kimberley Morris
    Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator since 1994
    Colorado Springs, CO (SHOP ONLINE)

    Thursday, August 2, 2012

    2012 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog

    The Stampin' Up! 2012 Holiday Catalog has debuted! You may order from this catalog from August 1st, 2012 through January 2nd, 2013.

    There are SO many cool products in here, it actually took me several weeks to notice all the products and features. I really wanted to put together a video for you, but after hours of trying to get my computer to cooperate, I just had to let that go. So, here are some written highlights for you to come back to after you drool over all the pretty pictures in the catalog:
    BUNDLES OF SAVINGS: At the bottom of page 2, just inside the *beautiful* front cover, you will find a Save with Bundles index. The index lists coordinating products which have been bundled together at a savings!
    STAMP & CUT COMBOS: On page 3, you will see the first of our stamp & cut combos. These are stamp sets with coordinating cutting accessories! The Ornament Keepsakes stamp set images can ALL be cut out with the Holiday Ornaments Framelits Dies, plus a 1" Circle Punch. This combo was used to create the dazzling paper ornament on the front cover.
    PRODUCT SUITES: On page 3, you will also see the first of our 2012 Holiday Catalog Product Suites. Coordinating items in the Candlelight Christmas Product Suite are featured from pages 3-5. The Snow Festival Product Suite appears on pages 10-12. My favorite, the Howlstooth & Scaringbone Product Suite can be found on pages 24-25. And finally, the Orchard Harvest Product Suite is on pages 28-30.
    EMBELLISHMENTS GALORE: I want to make sure you notice all the tactile goodies detailed in this catalog. Check out the 3-1/2" Scalloped Tulle Ribbon in your choice of 3 colors on page 4, the yarn Sweater Trim (in 3 different colors) at the bottom of page 11, the Stitched Felt Ornaments at the bottom of page 12, the stampable 7/8" Cotton Ribbon in the middle of page 20, the 1/2" Striped Satin Ribbon that looks like black & grey witch's stockings on page 26, 5mm Googlies on page 27 to add googly eyes to your projects, round Designer Ribbon Slides at the bottom right on page 31, and Brushed Bronze Designer Buttons at the bottom of page 32.
    EMBOSSING FOLDERS & POWDERS: Embossing folders for the Big Shot are among my favorite accessories, and you'll find 3 new ones in the Holiday Catalog! Try the Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions Embossing Folder on page 6, the Holiday Frame Textured Impressions Embossing Folder on page 7, or the Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder on page 33. If you prefer heat embossing, you'll love the Gumball Green Stampin' Emboss Powder and the Early Espresso Stampin' Emboss Powder on page 32. And if you want to incorporate some holiday scents in your projects without slaving in the kitchen for hours, try either the Sugar & Spice Scented Stampin' Emboss Powder or the Peppermint Sticks Scented Stampin' Emboss Powder from page 16.
    GLIMMER, SPARKLE, and SHINE: If you're into glitz, take note of the silver Flourish Designer Frames and silver 1/8" Mini Brads on page 8, the lush champagne Glimmer Paper on page 18, the Stampin' Dazzle Markers in silver and gold on page 19, the new Illuminate Glimmer Watermark Stampin' Pad as well as the silver Dazzling Details glitter glue on page 23, and finally--some shiny Gusseted Cellophane Bags on page 34.
    SCRATCH, POKE, and STICK: Yayyy, craft supplies to absorb your aggression--now that's But seriously, adding texture will be a breeze with our new Core'dinations Card Stock. Use the Stampin' Sanding System to scratch the surface of the card stock (maybe after using an embossing folder to raise it), to reveal the lighter monochromatic color center, and be sure to grab a Core'dinations Dust Buddy to clear away any incriminating evidence, er...I mean, debris. These products are all found on page 6. And, you can poke holes in any theory, or project, with the new Festive Paper-Piercing Pack on page 30. Stick to your story, and not to your project, when you use the Silicone Craft Sheet on page 31 as your adhesive's partner in crime. Roll your own--flowers, that is--with the convenient Jumbo Sticky Rounds, also on page 31. (Sorry for all the shady euphemisms, I just watched several episodes of Law & Order Criminal Intent on Netflix with my daughter.)
    CUT IT OUT: So, I already mentioned the Stamp & Cut Combos above, but I want to make sure I point out that any of the images you see in the catalog that have colored outlines around them have a coordinating punch or die. I think the dies are featured fairly prominently, but also take note of the Merry Minis Punch Pack on page 6, the 1-1/4" Scallop Circle Punch on page 7, and the Mitten Builder Punch on page 11.
    FLOCKING & FABRIC: On page 4 you'll find our Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper, featuring 2 Flocked Window Sheets! And there are a couple of new fabrics to choose from in this catalog. A festive Candlelight Christmas Designer Fabric on page 4, and an autumnly rich Orchard Harvest Designer Fabric on page 30.
    PRE-PRINTED PRODUCTS: If you aren't into stamping, you can still enjoy our exclusive designs in our pre-printed products. Aside from our usual 12x12 patterned papers, the Holiday Catalog features the Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper Stack on page 20, which is a pad of 48 sheets which are 4-1/2" by 6-1/2". The pad of 25 double-sided Snow Festival Designer Printed Tags on page 12 might also come in handy. For scrapbooking, try the Merry Moments Simply Scrappin' kit on page 9, or the Snowflake Season Simply Scrappin' Layout Kit on page 21. Bake a dozen cookies and give them as individual gifts using the Season of Sweets Designer Kit on page 15, or just share your holiday photo with the laser cut Noel Notes Simply Sent card kit on page 17. Get a few calendars for those folks on your gift list who have everything else--they'll love the 2013 Everyday Happenings Designer Calendar with coordinating Desktop Display Calendar Case. Don't forget the Halloween treats, your recipients will foam at the mouth over treats packaged with the Ghoulish Googlies Designer Kit on page 27! Speaking of sweets, be prepared for those precious moments with the Sealed with Love Simply Sent love note kit (this will be available thru Feb 14th, 2013...I'll remind you again later).
    DIGITAL PRODUCT: And that brings me to the digital content in the Holiday Catalog. Let me summarize by just mentioning there are two digital content discs you can purchase, the Remember December Collection and the Haunts & Harvest Collection, which are featured at the bottom of page 37. And there is one digital content disc available exclusively for purchase with Hostess dollars (or Stampin' Rewards) featured at the bottom of page 39, called the Eventful Year Digital Ensemble. The biggest digital news is that MY DIGITAL STUDIO 2 has been released...for download only, as of August 1st. This is such big news that I'll be making another separate blog post with all the details. (That way, you don't have to hear me blathering on, if digital is not your!)
    I know, I know, the Holiday Catalog is SO AWESOME, isn't it?!? Well, if you're like me, you LOVE just about everything in there. Luckily, Stampin' Up! offers super Hostess Dollars for "party" events, as well as Stampin' Rewards for online orders. Just email me to find out how you can earn a bunch of these great new products for FREE! You can place an online order anytime and get Stampin' Rewards, or if you are local to me then you can host a private class or a drop-in project and earn Hostess Benefits. If you are busy and just want to show catalogs around and get orders from your crafty friends, ask me about a "book party". If your kids are going back to school, I'm happy to help organize a fund raiser with Stampin' Up! products. Contact me today for a one-on-one FREE Project Planning Consultation, and I can help you choose the best products for your needs and budget.
    And, of course, if you have to have it right away, you can SHOP MY ONLINE STORE anytime, 24/7. If you have any problems or questions, just call or text, and let me know you are having "ordering issues" and I will give you a priority call-back!
    ~Kimberley Morris
    Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator since 1994
    Colorado Springs, CO (SHOP ONLINE)

    Wednesday, August 1, 2012

    31% OFF Stampin' Up! Digital for 31 Days! EXTENDED

     UPDATE: This SALE has been extended through September, 14th, 2012!!!

    Yep, you heard that right, choose from 30 different digital downloads and one digital content disc during the month of August (31 days) at 31% OFF. Also get 31% OFF My Digital Studio professional printing of all cards, photobooks, individual pages, and tags during August. (Sorry, print product bulk pricing isn't included as a part of this sale...but not too sorry because bulk pricing is already a sweet deal.)
    View and/or Purchase the DIGITAL SALE items HERE
    ...and one more DIGITAL SALE item HERE.
    You can even
    which is our brand new, updated digital designing software--just released today!
    (You'll need to use the software to take advantage
    of the professional print services sale.)
    So, maybe you want to get into this digital designing thing, but you aren't sure which of the sale items might be the most useful to start with. Let me share some close-ups of a few of my favorites with you:
    Blast Off Ensemble Digital Download
    Candid Frames Digital Download
    CANDID FRAMES (above)
    Thanks Tons Greeting Card Templates
    There is a lot of variety in the digital content that's on sale this month, so be sure to check out those links at the top of this post to view all 31 of them! The Blast Off Ensemble is great for kids (or just the young-at-heart space lover), and includes a 34-page board book template. The Candid Frames are hot, hot, hot right now--you just drop a picture in the center, and bam, instant print! And the Thanks Tons Greeting Card Templates download features 6 different customizable card templates. Design and print 30 of your own 'thank you' cards at a 31% discount during August, and set your own personal Gratitude Challenge to send out a card a day for a month (November is an awesome month for that, by the way). All professionally printed greeting cards come with their own envelope, just jot a quick personal note on the card, pop it in the envelope, and slap on a postage stamp, and your thanks are ready to be delivered!

    Maybe now you can see why digital designing is SOOOO appealing: no inky fingers, no glue on the table, no paper scraps or glitter on the floor. Please don't hesitate to email me if you have any questions :-)
    ~Kimberley Morris
    Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator since 1994
    Colorado Springs, CO (SHOP ONLINE)