This and That…

Your life is: Awesome. Quirky. Exciting. Perfectly messy. And happening really fast. So we’re happy to introduce our newest product line that lets you capture it all on-the-go. This and That will debut in the 2013-2014 annual catalog, but we’re giving you and everybody else the chance to get it now.See it.While you’re at it, enter to win a free trip.  And tell everybody to do the same.

Item

Description

Price

131268 Epic Day This and That Journal $13.95
130814 Epic Day This and That Designer Series Paper $13.50
130133 Remember This and That Rotary Stamp $7.95
131271 Epic Day This and That Designer Stickers $5.95
131269 Epic Day This and That Designer Washi Tape $6.50
133350 Epic Day This and That Bundle
Includes the five This and That products listed above. Only available in a bundle until April 30.
$40.67
15% Off Retail Value!

Read On . . .

  • We’re introducing the line with these five products, but we’ll be adding more This and That stuff as time goes on.
  • Bundle Dates: March 23-April 30 (remember the items that come in the bundle will be available in the new catalog, but we’re only offering the discounted bundle until April 30).
  • You can get as many This and That products or bundles as you want.
  • You can buy the This and That products separately. But why would you do that when you can get all 5 together and save 15%?
  • Did your spidey eyes see that two of our In Colors (Calypso Coral and Pool Party) are included in the products? Your eyes were right. You’ll just have to check out the retired list in April to see what that’s all about.
  • These are also great to give as gifts – birthday gift, teacher gift, teenager (just because) gift, daughter (I love you) gift, you’re a great friend gift, you’re a great mom gift – the list is endless!!
  • Bundle special ends April 30 and won’t be available again as a bundle!  Order your bundle online (www.brendablum.stampinup.net) or email me to order it for you!

Remember…there’s always a class available that you’d like to take – so be sure to register for it here.  If there’s something you like to make or learn, and there’s not a class scheduled for it, contact me and we’ll see what we can do to set one up for you!   The Button Buddies 3×3 Card class is on Tuesday, April 16 at 7:00 pm.  Check out the stamp set on page 40 of the 2012-2013 Annual Catalogue.  You’ll also get a package of Brights buttons at the class – yours to keep and take home with you to use on other projects!!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Inky hugs & blessings…Brenda

“But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things will be given to you.”  Matthew 6:33

Your Creative Get-Away…

My Paper Pumpkin

Isn’t it wonderful to have a hobby? Statistics actually prove that people are more content and live longer when they have a hobby.  And it’s even better to have one that you are truly passionate about!

So….whether you’re just getting started and need some help or you’re an avid stamper…My Paper Pumpkin is the perfect solution! It’s a well thought out kit that arrives on your doorstep each month….along with a tutorial on great ways to use your products and make the project shown!

Today, April 10th is the last day to subscribe for this month’s creative get-away, so click here to get started. And please…choose me, Brenda Blum, (Postal Code S7J 3H9) as your demo.  Then you’ll also be eligible to join us at the “Pumpkin Patch”… an evening when those of us who have Paper Pumpkins can get together and either make them as they are or step them up with other embellishments and more ideas!!  You can also “try it”  just for a month if you’d like!

Remember…check out My Calendar for classes on card making and other fun things to sign up for!

Inky hugs & blessings…Brenda

“Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, that there my be food in My house.  And try Me now in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “if I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you such a blessing that there will not be room enough to receive it.”   Malachi 3:10

Fabric Frenzy…This week only!!

Dates: Monday, March 25 – Friday, March 31, 2013

Details: Spring into our Fabric Frenzy! For one week only, all of our beautiful Designer Fabric is 50% off:

Page

Item

Description

Retail Price

Sale Price

170

126892

Essentials Designer Fabric

$36.95

$18.48

171

126893

Floral District Designer Fabric

$12.50

$6.25

171

126894

Comfort Café Designer Fabric

$12.50

$6.25

171

125411

Summer Smooches Designer Fabric

$12.50

$6.25

171

125412

Twitterpated Designer Fabric

$12.50

$6.25

171

122337

Timeless Portrait Designer Fabric

$12.50

$6.25

171

122336

Beau Château Designer Fabric

$12.50

$6.25

171

124066

Spice Cake Designer Fabric

$12.50

$6.25

171

122335

Flirtatious Designer Fabric

$12.50

$6.25

6*

129308

Tea for Two Designer Fabric

$12.50

$6.25

13*

129307

More Amore Designer Fabric

$12.50

$6.25

*From the 2013 spring catalogue

Need ideas for using our fabulous Designer Fabric? Click below to watch a video with fun ideas!

The Fine Print

  • Discounted fabric is available on all orders.
  • There’s no minimum purchase required to receive the discount – shop, save, and enjoy!
  • All items are limited quantity at the discounted price and the discount will be removed once the limit is reached. So shop early!

Embossed & Embossed Again!

Here’s one of the cards we’re going to be making in the Tools & Techniques class tomorrow evening.

Double Embossing Card 001

It’s called Double Embossing.  The main part of the card is embossed on the Big Shot with the Fancy Fan embossing folder (#127751), then the Decorative Frames Oval (#123130) is embossed over it.  And by doing it a certain way, you won’t have the ‘fans’ showing through where the oval is.  Come to the class and I’ll show you how!  We’ll also be making an envelope for this card.  This envelope is made with a 6″ square of matching Designer Series Paper and has a belly band wrapped around it to keep it closed.   Since the card is only 2 3/4″ x 4 1/4″, it can’t be mailed as it is through Canada Post, so the belly band works!  If you want to mail it, just put it into a larger envelope.  Notice the patterned paper and button?  They’re from Sale-a-Bration 2013 – the Sycamore Street Collection.   You can get them free with each $60 order

Go to my Calendar of Events to register!  I hope to see you tomorrow evening!

Don’t forget to register for the LifeWay Christian Academy Fundraiser on Friday & Saturday, March 15 & 16, 2013.  Another one of the projects that I’ll be teaching in a class is this Gift Card Holder.

Gift Card Holder 002

Are you one of those people who give gift cards for special occasions?  If you are, then make sure you sign up for this class.  This is one of the gift card holders we’ll be making.  And yes…it really is decorated for Christmas, but you can use any Designer Series Paper and any Stamp Set for any occasion.  I’ll show you how!

Gift Card Holder 001

Be sure to contact Carrie Bueckert – clbueckert@sasktel.net – to sign up for the LifeWay Christian Academy Fundraiser.  The monies raised go to help the inner city school.  It’s a great way to do something worthwhile and help a good cause – and have fun at the same time!

Enjoy the sunshine we’re getting today!  Shouldn’t be too many more weeks of this cold and snow!

Thanks for stopping by!

Inky hugs & blessings…Brenda

“Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us.”  Ephesians 3:20

Put It All Together!

Do you have photos on your computer that have never been printed? … or photos that have been printed but just sit in a box?  I do…and that’s about as far as I get with them.  I know I should do something with them…but never seem to get around to it – it’s just too big of a job!!  But…with this mini album, it won’t take long and a complete event can be put together in no time at all.

Here’s a photo of the Mini Album that we’ll be making in a class at the Lifeway Christian Academy Fundraiser.

Mini Album - Lifeway Christian Academy Fundraiser - Class 001

The Fundraiser is being held on March 15 & 16Friday evening and all day Saturday.    The Lifeway Christian Academy is an inner city school and the proceeds go to purchase various supplies and equipment that they need.  They’re only partially funded by the government, so this is a way to help out and have fun at the same time!  And we have a blast!!  There’s lots of prizes, great food all day long, and lots of room to work!!  I’ll be doing 3 classes – and this Mini Album class is one of them!!  It’s just the right size to capture an event – a family reunion, a recital, a game…!  Make one for yourself – or give it as a gift!  Remember all those photos we talked about at the beginning of this post?  Pop them into this mini album and just add some journalling!  Done!  Easy as that and didn’t even take much time!!  The other 2 classes will be Gift Card Holders (3 of them) and a Never Ending Card.  I’ll be posting each of those in the next few days.

Sign up for all 3 classes and I’ll give you a discount.  The cost for the classes is:

1 class – $25
2 classes – $40 (save $10)
3 classes (best deal) – $55 (save $20)
 

Register for the Lifeway Christian Academy Fundraiser through Carrie Bueckert (clblueckert@sasktel.net), and you’ll be eligible to register for these classes.  Go to my Calendar of Events scroll down the class list in March, click on the RSVP button and I’ll get your registration. I’ll get back to you with a list of what you’ll need to bring to the class and payment options.

Inky hugs & blessings…Brenda

“Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.”  Proverbs 16:3

Simply Said…

It’s here for Sale-a-Bration…and you can get it FREE!!  It’s the SIMPLY SCORED DIAGONAL PLATE for the Simply Scored Scoring Tool.  Like the Simply Scored Scoring tool, which was introduced last summer, the SIMPLY SCORED DIAGONAL PLATE has grooves etched every 1/8″ and can be used to make envelopes of almost any size!  Just think…a card with a totally matching envelope!  Wow!!  And better yet…you can get yours FREE during Sale-a-Bration with every $60 order from the current catalogues!

Here’s a video that Donna Griffith, from SU! Home Office, did showing the features of the Simply Scored Diagonal Plate and how to use it!

I’ve had a few customers get theirs for FREE…how about you?  One customer purchased the Simply Scored Scoring Tool (#122334 – page 181 Annual Catalogue), the new Simply Scored Border Scoring Plate (#126192 – page 26 Spring Catalogue), added an adhesive to her order and was able to get the Simply Scored Diagonal Plate FREE!!  It’s worth $15.95!!  Sale-a-Bration is a great way to SAVE!!

Be sure to check out the Sale-a-Bration brochure!  If y0u don’t have one…and don’t have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, let me know and I’ll get one to you!!  And remember…you can place your order online 24/7 (even in your jammies) – and have it delivered right to your door!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Inky hugs & blessings…Brenda

“Don’t panic.  I’m with you.  There’s no need to fear for I’m your God.  I’ll give you strength.  I’ll help you.  I’ll hold you steady and keep a firm grip on you.”   Isaiah 41:10

More and More Scraps…

There’s always more!  Every time I cut into my beautiful, new designer series papers, I end up with more scraps!  And what to do?!!  Remember my post here about cards made with scraps?  Well…here’s a few more cards that I made to use up some of the scraps!

Oh Scraps Class - 23 February 13 001

This card is just big enough to hold a Gift Card – as a Thank You gift, a graduation gift, a Birthday gift – any gift.  Just change out the look of the paper.  This Designer Series Paper is Raspberry Tart – from 2009 – and this is from the scraps.  But look how it’s updated – the new Petite Curly Label punch and Pretty Petites stamp setFREE from Sale-a-Bration! 

And … as a sidenote… I’ll be giving a class to show you how to make this card and matching envelope (and 2 other Gift Card Holders) at the Lifeway Academy Fundraiser on March 15-16. Contact Carrie Bueckert at cbueckert@citycentrechurch.ca to register for this fun event!

Oh Scraps Class - 23 February 13 002

This card has scraps leftover from the Afternoon Daydreams Simply Scrappin’ Kit (#126927 – page 167 AC).  We’d used this kit for the Afternoon Daydreams Mini Album – and this is from some of the leftover scraps!!  Notice the buttons and ribbon?  They’re from Sale-a-Bration, too!  You can get them FREE as a bundle with a $60 order!!

Oh Scraps Class - 23 February 13 003

These scraps are leftover from the More Amore Designer Series Paper (#129309 – page 10 Spring Catalogue).  And there’s a scrap punched out of leftover Silver Glimmer paper sitting behind the new Silver button!!  The butterflies are punched from leftover scraps as well!!

Be sure to register for the Oh Scraps class on Saturday, February 23 to get more ideas on how to use up your good scraps!  Bring your bundle/box/bin of scraps with you – and I’ll give you some ideas on how to make beautiful cards with them.  Use what you learn to do scrapbooking pages as well!  Register here for the class!  Just scroll down until you get to it – then click on the RSVP button!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Inky hugs & blessings…Brenda

“But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength.  They shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.”  Isaiah 40:31