Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Stamp-A-Stack of Love

This is a preview of some of the items (card clips not included) that will be made in my SAS - make & take class.These favors would also be perfect in Easter baskets, as wedding favors, or personalize with a name for your dinner guests. Check my website for more information on the class and current Stampin’ Up! promotions. 

Sale-A-Bration starts Feb. 1st. 
You may view the mini catalog by clicking on the link in the right hand column under "Stampin' Up! Information"

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Cost effective stamping

I want to offer you the chance to experience the joy of making your own cards and paper crafts. After all, creating cards, scrapbook pages, and gift items is more than just stamps and ink—it’s about sharing a part of yourself with the people you love.

I offer several cost effective options where you can experience the joy of stamping and paper crafting; you can attend classes, host your own workshop, or join the Berry Pine Stamping Club. Below is a comparison of the different benefits. You may attend any or all the events, whatever works best for you.

However if you would like to attend one of my events, you need to RSVP by the specified dates, this allows me time to pre-cut all the paper that you will need to make your wonderful cards. Then when you arrive, all you will need to do is have fun stamping, and taping your pieces together. 

Attending one of my classes, you'll "make and take". This means you get an opportunity to make a variety of cards and projects to take home without needing to invest in card stock, ink pads, markers, and stamp sets. Classes have a supply fee which vary depending on the projects that you will be making.

Hosting your own workshop allows you the flexibility to have it at a time of your convenience, in your own home or at my Berry Pine Stamping Pad. You are responsible to invite your guests, and it is optional to provide a light snack. You will receive a free current Idea Book & Catalog and you receive hostess credit* without having a commitment to anyone.

In the Berry Pine Stamping Club you earn free product from Stampin' Up! without the work of planning a party, cleaning your house, or calling and sending out invites to your friends. You'll have a minimum commitment to the others in the club, this guarantees that everyone will receive the free Hostess stamp set and credit. You provide a light snack during your turn to receive hostess credit. However if you love cleaning and having people into your home, you have that option to have the club members meet at your house. All club members receive free Idea Book & Catalog.

* Hostesses receive a free stamp set and merchandise credit based upon the workshop's sales. A minimum of $150 (not including shipping and tax) in workshop sales qualifies you for hostess credit, and your own order counts in the total. 

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Leaving your mark:

Be it a stick drawing in the sand or a crayon on the wall: it is an activity that most children share when they realize that the object in their hand leaves a mark on another object. My buffet still displays the 5 pointed stars that my DD happily showed me that she had learned how to draw (even though it was more like scratch). 

This desire to leave your mark starts at an early age and continues on throughout our life. Christmas letters, cards and pictures are one of the many ways we mark down memories and share with our family and friends. 

Back when I was a child, it was popular to cut circles from these Christmas cards and pictures to create ornaments. In my examples as an alternative to hand cutting twenty circles, I used the Stampin' Up scalloped circle to make the job quick and easy.  This year rather than throwing out your cards when you get ready to put away your Christmas decorations, try creating a memory ornament! 

I pray the Christmas season blessed you with wonderful memories and the loving peace from Christ.