Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Wow! I am so excited about the holidays. They will be here in no time! 

Check out our Holiday Gift Giving Guide for some gift-giving ideas. With every $50.00 purchase from the guide, you can earn a free item from the Decor Elements catalog (worth $16.95).  Click here for more details.

Sign up today for the Christmas Card Class on Sunday, November 8th at my home.  Only $25.00 for over 20 cards and gift tags!  Or the class is free with a $25.00 Stampin' Up! purchase.  Call me at (925) 864-4391 or email me at mbartlett64@yahoo.com to rsvp.

I hope to see you there!

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Christmas Card making Party

On Sunday, November 7th, I'll be having a Christmas Card Making Party in Concord. Dozens of Christmas cards and tags. All materials will be cut and ready for you.

Just $25.00 per person, includes cost of Christmas Card Kit. Please bring your scissors and adhesive.

Please pay and RSVP by October 30th so the kits can all be prepared in time for the party. You can pay by check (email me for my address) or with Paypal. My email is mbartlett64@yahoo.com.

Please call me with any questions. My number is (925) 864-4391.

Here's a sampling of what we'll make:

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Everyone Loves The Clearance Rack!

Everyone's favorite store has a clearance rack and now My favorite store, http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ItemList.aspx?categoryID=423 has it's own clearance rack.

You can go to the regular online site - www.stampinup.com - and select online store and then select yours truly, Mary Bartlett, as your demo and then order the clearance rack items.

Hurry while supplies last!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Home-Based Business Expo

If you've thought of starting your own home-based business, and you're in the San Francisco Bay Area, come to the Home-Based Business Fair in Brentwood, CA.  Stop by my Stampin' Up! booth for a sweet treat and a quick "make and take" project.

3101 Balfour Road....Saturday, September 26th from 10am - 6pm


Tuesday, September 22, 2009

My Digital Studio

This is so cool. That's all I can say about this exciting program. We all love playing with Stampin' Up's great stamps, papers, inks and embelleshments, but wouldn't it be cool to have it all in one place?

This really cool computer program lets you create scrapbooks, cards and calendars...plus a whole lot more! I know first hand that digital scrapbooking can be a little intimidating, but My Digital Studio is really different. It makes creating scrapbooking pages so flippin' easy! It has a bunch of templates where you can just drop in your pictures, add a stamped image from a huge library of Stampin' Up! stamps, change the size of the stamps and embelishments...it's just really cool and you should check it out. Oh, and did I mention you'll be able to download products.

My Digital Studio is available for purchase beginning October 1st.  If you'd like to find out more and maybe get a hands on demonstration, give me a call at (925) 864-4391.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Do you Like Stamping?

I really like stamping.  I keep telling myself maybe I should take a break from it. I'm too busy concentrating on my Stampin' Up! business and I just need to step away from it a bit.  But you know what? I find I keep coming back to it.  I can't stay away. I really enjoy being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator.

I love creating new projects...or even CASE'ing projects from other crafters. (CASE = Copy and Share with Everyone.)That's what I love about the stamping and scrapbooking world.  Everyone is so willing to share with you.

And I'd like to share with you.  Here are a few projects we made at a recent Stamp Night. I used Dusty Durango and Whisper White cardstock, Whisper White Craft Ink and Dusty Durango Classic Ink and the Autumn Splendor stamp set. I also used the Scalloped Edge punch and the Modern Lable punch.

I really like this card - again, simple yet pretty. I used Soft Suede and Whisper White cardstock, Soft Suede ink, Oval All stamp set and the Eyelet Border punch.

This is one card from the Susan G. Komen fundraiser night. We made it using Rich Razzleberry, Bermuda Bay and Whisper White cardstock.  It uses a length of Rich Razzleberry polka-dot grosgrain ribbon and Stampin' Up's Ribbon of Hope stamp.

Well, these are just a few cards we made at recent stamp nights.  If you are interested in joining us, the next Stamp Night is on Thursday, October 15th from 6-9 pm.  Or I can come to you for a personal stamp night held in your home. Invite your friends, make some snacks and it's a great night all around!

Don't forgot to check in on my website, http://www.mary_bartlett.stampinup.net/ for more stamping events.  And you can buy online there, too!

Have a great Tuesday and Stamp and Be Happy!

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

What's New at Stampin' Up!

Stampin' Up! has some real Sweet Rewards for workshop hostesses.

From September 1–November 30, host a $250 Stampin’ Up!® workshop, and choose any one item from the Holiday 2009 Mini Catalog for just $10. (Offer does not include My Digital Studio™ or hostess sets)
Choose from our award-winning stamps, beautiful new Simply Adorned™ jewelry, exclusive Build-A-Bear Workshop® products, or latest dies for the Sizzix® Big Shot™.
Best of all, this amazing offer is in addition to the already fantastic benefits we offer to our hostesses.
Decor Elements Growth Chart
Purchase the brand-new D├ęcor Elements Growth Chart, only available August 1-September 30, and as an added bonus, receive a free applicator tool with your purchase (a $1.95 value).

My Digital Studio - Stampin' Up! goes digital!
Use the same great artwork, colors, and accessory images found in our current product line to create personalized projects. The options are endless: create assorted photo albums, calendars, and greeting cards using My Digital Studio. Once you've created your personalized gift or heirloom, have it printed in our high-quality print facility and delivered to your door. Stampin' Up! artwork and accessories available in a digital format.

Stampin' Up! colors allow for perfect coordination when embellishing professional print projects with traditional embellishments. Add depth and dimension when you combine digital with handcrafted.

With My Digital Studio, your favorite images and colors need not retire--you can keep using them for years to come! My Digital Studio starts with nearly 2,000 unique elements--stamps, embellishments, templates, kits, punches, Designer Series papers, card stock, borders, and more.

  • Intuitive design for easy navigation and project creation.
  • Plenty to do for more advanced users including customizable stamps and embellishments
  • Photo, background, accent, and page editing
  • Multimedia features including music, videos, and links
  • Automatic photo fill for effortless design.
  • Program is on 3 DVDs, making downloading quick and simple.
  • The program is stored on your computer, not on the web, so you can take it with you.
  • PC and Mac compatible.
  • Training and quick start materials available to help you learn more.

Use My Digital Studio as a design tool--create projects digitally before crafting it in paper, or create flyers to print or e-mail to customers.

Digital Downloads - Download new embellishments, stamps, kits, and templates to My Digital Studio on a regular basis. Digital downloads are also compatible with other design tools.

Digital downloads feature exclusive Stampin' Up! artwork and colors. Embellishments are true to size, making it easier to combine digital projects with paper crafting.

Print Professional print service available--print your photo albums, calendars, cards, and individual pages.

Stampin' Up!'s professional print services ensure that printed colors match with our paper products. Because personal printers and other print services use different settings, their prints may not match Stampin' Up!'s exclusive colors within acceptable tolerances. Stampin' Up! has worked to make sure that our professional print services match our colors perfectly!

Don't limit yourself to print projects! You can also create digital projects like DVDs, interactive albums, and e-cards.

With My Digital Studio, you can print your projects from your home printer (depending on your printer's settings, printed colors may not match Stampin' Up!'s exclusive colors).

Stampin' Up!'s professional print services use only the highest quality products--papers, album covers (linen, leather, and photo covers).

My Digital Studio is competitively priced at $79.95.