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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Sweet Grandma Valentine's

Okay- I guess I don't celebrate Valentine's with my grandmother ;) but with the new installment of lace and doilies and silver trinkets for embellishments in the new Spring Catalogue, it seems that they were inspired by my Grandmother's own old china cabinet.

They are classic and elegant and, a lot of fun! I would highly recommend getting the Artisan Embellishment Kit (129328) ...or two- for scrapbooks, cards or any project you may have your eye on. It coordinates wonderfully with the More Amore DSP (129309). I have now also decided that I LOVE the idea of using sales tickets type embellishments after using the cute LOVE ones in the Artisan kit. So needless to say, my Stampers 10 order for this month will include the Ticket Punch duo as well as the really versatile "That's the Ticket" stamp set (128075 c 128072 w). I am eager to play with it!

Along with the Artisan kit and Amore DSP- I grabbed the super cute Ciao Bella stamp set in clear. It's amazingly cute and coordinates with the 7/8 Scalloped Circle punch (THIS IS NEW! Lol- this is NOT the 1 1/2 inch scalloped circle punch that I mistakenly got. Ah well- it'll have it's use!) and the NEW Petite Curly Label punch from our Sale A Bration Flyer. Trust me- you have to have it ;)

Another thing with the Artisan Kit- the ribbons and lace come wrapped on these cute little heart cardstock pieces. Why not hold onto them and utilize them in your projects? I cut phrase off of one of the pieces of DSP and used it as my sentiment, and trimmed the stems off my paper roses. They needed a few glue dots- but they went nicely onto this easel card. With the colours and lace it really reminded me of elegant older ladies. I added the doily that came with the kit (get extras to make more cards or other fun projects from the new Spring Catalogue- Paper Doilies 129399)

There is so much good stuff in this season's mini that I can't wait to get more presents in and show you even more. Have a few friends over and host a party and get some of the amazing products from the Sale-a-Bration flyer- there is so much there that it'll be hard to chose just one!

Thanks for stopping by!

~Brandie~

Thursday, January 3, 2013

New Spring Catalogue Is HERE!

And how excited am I?
Oh- I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas Holiday- sorry, I was really busy with my other little business- making cards and gifts that I unfortunately didn't have time to blog (new years resolution perhaps? We'll see- it's been my resolution for the past few years now).

So new Spring Catalogue- just the word spring is making me yearn for longer days and sunshine. Up here in Northern Alberta we've had the snow come with vengence and stick around til- well- now. It's not that great around Hallowe'en (we usually get a bit of snow- but not this much), but we get enough for a beautiful white Christmas, then come January winter comes full force and leaves completely in about May sometime. I hope being as we had winter early we get spring early. 
Spring.... ahhh, :) Well until the grass starts peeking up, we can play with spring themes and colours in the 2013 Spring Catalogue- make sure to check out the link on the right! SO many neat ideas. Those crafter folks up at SU! headquarters brought back product bundling to save you money (to buy more products :D ), as well as brought in neat Embellishment packs and new innovative products. The one I want to get my grubby paws on is the cross stitch card kit. How fun would that be? I hope it's a hit as I think it's really a cool concept.

Now, would it even BE a Stampin' Up! Catalogue release without some sort of deal? I think not :D

Dates: January 3-21, 2013
Details:
During the My Little Valentine promotion, your customers will get the Sealed with Love Simply Sent Kit FREE-a $9.95 value-when they purchase the brand-new My Little Valentine Set. This four-piece set was created exclusively for this promotion and will not be available again after January 21!

The My Little Valentine Stamp Set is only available in clear-mount.
Buy one of the following:
ItemDescriptionPrice
132242My Little Valentine (English; clear-mount)$11.95
132245Enamorados (Spanish; clear-mount)$11.95
132248Mon petit amour (French; clear-mount)$11.95
Get this FREE:
Page
Publication
Item
Description
Retail Value
35
holiday catalogue
126923
Sealed with Love Simply Sent
$9.95





So here's Stampin' Up!'s deal for the new Catalogue- how neat is that? Bundle it up with the Hearts a Flutter Bundle on page 11 and you, my friend, are SET for Valentine goodies for your friends and family alike (or the famous class treats for the kiddos!) Plus, reading the print this promotion is only good until the 21st. After that it's gone for good- for such a great deal PLUS a free goodie- it's worth it ;)


Well, that is it for me. I'm back into the grind after a hectic holiday (in a good way) and the house all cleaned and back to pre-Christmas order, I can huddle in my corner of paradise and put these sweet new products into use!

Thanks for stopping by,
~Brandie~