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FREE shipping and a FREE tote!

I hope everyone is having a fantastic Monday (is that possible?? ;)) I’m back with a FREE shipping offer and a FREE tote offer!

First, in the spirit of the holidays (only 88 shopping and crafting days until Christmas!!) I’m offering FREE shipping on all orders from the Stampin’ UP! Holiday Mini Catalog. You can order through my personal website (see the link on the sidebar) or by phone/email with me. This FREE shipping special will run through this Friday (Oct. 8). *If you order online I will refund your shipping to you as soon as I receive the order. If you order through me I will take it off at the time of purchase.

View the 2010 Holiday Mini Catalog here:

And now for the FREE tote offer!

September 1 through October 18, receive a FREE craft tote—a $39.95 value—when you join Stampin’ Up!® as a demonstrator!

Imagine sharing your love of Stampin’ Up! with this stylish and practical tote, patterned after our Greenhouse Gala Designer Series Paper and large enough to carry 12″ x 12″ card stock and a Paper Cutter, as well as punches, ink pads, and accessories. And with two Starter Kits to choose from—Standard and Digital+—at a brand-new lower kit price, there’s never been a better time to join the Stampin’ Up! family.

I would love to add YOU to my team! Whether you want to share your love of crafting with others, or simply want the discount (who doesn’t love craft supplies at a discount?!) there’s a spot for YOU on my team! Contact me today to sign up as a Demonstrator!

October 4, 2010 at 2:19 pm Leave a comment

Love Sparkles Layout and Card

Here are the Love Sparkles projects I created (more to come):

*Sorry for the wonky photo – I didn’t have time/was too lazy to scan it in. 😉

All products used were directly from the Simply Scrappin’ kit. The three dots at the top were simply hole-punched with a standard office hole punch from one of the Chocolate Chip stickers included.

I also created a card with the Whisper White cardstock from the kit:

I used our Beautiful Wings Embosslits from the Holiday Mini (it’s still available!) and my new Perfect Details Texturz Plate Die for use in the Big Shot. I stamped the saying from Very Thankful (proceeds go to the Ronald McDonald Charities!) in So Saffron. Super quick and easy! I think this would be lovely as a wedding or shower thank you as well.

Have a great weekend! 🙂

 

April 23, 2010 at 11:02 pm 1 comment

Color Combo Friday, Tart & Tangy

If you’ve seen many of my cards/designs you know I’m in love with the Tart & Tangy stamp set. This set is so versitile and a great price ($12.95!) This Stampin’ UP! sample is a great example of how to use this set in an unexpected way:

Fruit Card Project by Stampin' Up!

Here are some fabulous inspiration pieces in this color scheme from around the web:

1. Lightroom New Zealand three sheep color landscapes - Shot on the Nikon D3 - Color graded in Lightroom - Vivid green grass landscape clouds & sky nature at it's best, 2. Sweet Thing - Big Eye Dolly Doodle, 3. deconstructed lamb tagine with grilled apricots and olives, 4. Rusted weathered and colored door from Guadeloupe, 5. just A piece of "banana cream tart", 6. 11100 - Train Steam Engine - Rusted, 7. Female Olive-backed Sunbird, 8. My Complimentary Gift Wrap!, 9. ice cream?, 10. Rust on Rust - EXPLORED Oct 24/08, 11. coconut and lemon cream balls, 12. Michaela Reading, 13. Green Elephants Garden Sculptures, 14. a little ice-cream treats, 15. come my tiny metal children, 16. The old moated castle

Supplies used for the card:

Best of the Bunch Mini Note Kit

Tart & Tangy

Dusty Durango 8-1/2” x 11” Card Stock

Kraft 8-1/2” x 11” Card Stock

Very Vanilla 8-1/2” x 11” Card Stock

Dusty Durango Classic Stampin’ Pad

Old Olive Classic Stampin’ Pad

Soft Suede Classic Stampin’ Pad

Elementary Ribbon Originals

Stampin’ Dimensionals

¾” Circle Punch

1” Circle Punch

Purchase everything needed for this project (and many more) by clicking the “Shop 24/7” button on the right.

Have a great weekend!

April 23, 2010 at 11:24 am 1 comment

Chocolate Bunnies

I LOVE this chocolate bunny! It’s only fitting… my day job is at a candy company! 😉 I have a bunch of mini gifts in the works with this little guy (yes, it’s a boy, lol) but wanted to share some of my new Chocolate Bunny Embellishments I have at my Etsy shoppe and how I made them.

I stamped these guys on Kraft cardstock twice – once in Chocolate Chip Classic Ink and once with Versamark and embossed him with clear embossing powder. I then carefully cut around him and applied a diminsional to the back. The bottom layer on the diminsional was left intact, and glued to a clear sheet (cut to size) so you just simply peel the bunny off the backing sheet and apply to your project. SIMPLE! Here are the products I used:

Chocolate Bunny Stamp Set - by Stampin' Up!

**ONLY AVAILABLE IN THE SPRING MINI CATALOG! Hurry – ordering ends March 31st!

Chocolate Bunny 116980

Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin' Pad - by Stampin' Up!

Classic Stampin Pad 100908

Kraft 8-1/2X11 Card Stock - by Stampin' Up!

8-1/2×11 Card Stock 102125

Versamark Pad - by Stampin' Up!

Versamark Pad 102283

Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder - by Stampin' Up!

Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder 109130

Heat Tool - by Stampin' Up!

Heat Tool 100005

 

*DON’T FORGET!* Sale-A-Bration and the Spring Mini ordering period are ALMOST OVER! You only have through March 31 to place your order for SAB and Spring Mini products! If you’re interested in getting FREE PRODUCTS let me know ASAP!!

Also, send me an email if you’d like to be the first to receive the next Summer Mini Catalog! I’ve seen it and it’s FABULOUS! If I have your email address by March 31st you’ll be part of the first round of mailings!

Have a great weekend! ~T~

March 12, 2010 at 5:07 pm Leave a comment

MamaBearStamps is on Etsy!

As an extension of my mission to make stamping and scrapbooking super simple I have opened a shoppe on Etsy! At http://mamabearstamps.etsy.com you’ll find hand-stamped and handmade embellishments, cards, and more. My embellishments already have foam tape applied to the back, so you can simply peel-and-stick for fast embellishments!

Check it out and let me know what you think! Looking for a specific theme or embellishment? Just let me know! 🙂

I hope you’re having a great week! Only one more until Spring Break (aka Mom’s Week Off!) here! 😉 ~T~

March 9, 2010 at 11:13 am 2 comments

Why people don’t scrapbook (or continue scrapbooking)

Aby Garvey posted a great article yesterday on her blog at simplify101.com about the parallels between why people don’t scrapbook and why they don’t get organized. Take a look at the post (HERE) and read below how Stampin’ UP! And I can help you start (or get back into) scrapbooking.

Reasons

Feeling Overwhelmed

I completely understand the “deer-caught-in-the-headlights” feeling from the shear number of scrapbooking products on the market! I also understand a mounting pile of photos just itching to be cherished.

Perfectionism

I used to keep my favorite photos in a box for “when I’m good enough to scrapbook them”. Aby said it best, “But I find it so ironic that our desire to do something perfectly often prevents us from doing it at all.”

Time Constraints

We’re all pushed to our limits each day with work, family, home, and hobbies vying for our attention and time. However, as with organization, the sooner you set up a plan the easier and faster it will be to get things done.

How SU! and I can help

Feeling Overwhelmed

One of the most common phrases I hear from new scrapbookers is “how do you know what matches?” Stampin’ UP! has a solution for that problem: everything coordinates. Papers, inks, stickers, stamps, markers… it’s all created by designers using coordinating color families, and all SU! embellishments coordinate with everything else! All you have to do is choose your photo(s), pick out one color from the photograph and use scrapbooking products containing that color – SU! does the rest for you!

If you have piles of photographs and don’t know where to start, let me know! We can set up a time to go through your photographs, one-on-one or with a group of friends, and pick out supplies that match perfectly. You haven’t ever scrapbooked before? No problem! Just let me know and we can set up a fun “Scrapbooking 101” class for you and your friends, or a crop night for scrapping fun!

Perfectionism

I say this to my daughter all the time: There is NO wrong way to make art. Scrapbooking is about memories and the stories of your life, plain and simple. The art is just your personal way of expressing those feelings and telling those stories. My first “scrapbook” was made in high school: construction paper, photos (cut into some interesting shapes) and Crayola markers. These were stuck in regular page protectors and a blue school binder. While it won’t ever be published in a magazine or win a design award, I wouldn’t trade that scrapbook for the world! Those memories and that time in my life (heart-dotted “i”s and all) are too valuable!

The easiest way to begin scrapbooking is to copy a scrapbooker’s layout(s) until you feel comfortable branching out on your own. Check out my blog for scrapbooking layouts and designs using SU! products, or set up a scrapbooking time with me to re-create some of my favorite layouts with your photographs. Don’t let the fear of “perfect” stop you from sharing your story!

Time Constraints

With Stampin’ UP!’s coordinating products, scrapbooking can be quick! When I have a moment to create, I want to get as much accomplished as possible. With SU! there’s no wasted time trying to coordinate colors, match ribbons, or find the perfect paper – everything coordinates! This goes back to organization – once you have the tools you need the necessary time to create a project decreases significantly. Look to Stampin’ UP!s Simply Scrapin’ kits for papers and stickers in one package – just open the package and you’ll be ready to create! And when you need embellishments – just let me know which color palette you’re using and I can suggest products that will take your layouts to the next level.

 If you’re ever in doubt, just ask me! I’m here to inspire and share with you. J

Interested in Stampin’ UP! scrapbooking supplies? Just click the link to your right and browse my online store, or send me a comment or note saying “I need a catalog!” and I’ll pop one in the mail to you.

Love Sparkles Simply Scrappin' - by Stampin' Up!

Love Sparkles Simply Scrapin’ Kit

February 11, 2010 at 12:32 pm Leave a comment


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I'm Tammy Moore, a scrapbooking fanatic in Austin, TX. Thanks for stopping by my little space on the web. Feel free to contact me any time!

Why “Mama Bear Stamps”?

A few years ago my daughter and husband gave me the nickname "Mama Bear" and I've used it ever since! This year I even conqured my fear of needles and had the Chinese symbols of mother and bear tattooed above my right ankle. When I started this blog, I knew I wanted to go by my nickname: Mama Bear. But you can call me Tammy if you'd like. :)

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