Posts tagged ‘workshop’

Won’t you be… my Favor??

Sorry, I haven’t finished my first cup of coffee yet this morning. ūüėČ Now the song’s gonna be stuck in your head all day… hee hee!

Last Friday was our daughter’s 11th birthday so Sunday meant a birthday party. I decided to make “candy wands” for each girl to A.) eat and enjoy and B.) give them a sugar-high all their parents would appreciate. ūüėČ Honestly, I ran out of time to order from this fabulous Etsy seller (who I can’t seem to find the name of… if you know who I’m talking about please let me know!) so I made my own. *this post is gonna circle back to Stampin’ UP! – hang in there* Behold:

I’m so excited to share these with you because the FAB ribbon I used to tie the bags is SU! Real Red 3/4″ Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon – a retired product NOW AVAILABLE in the Clearance Rack on my website!

Real Red 3/4" Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon - Clearance - by Stampin' Up!10 yards for $1.99!!

Seriously, that’s a rediculously low price! SU! has added even more items to our Clearance Rack at savings up to 80%!! Click on the link in my sidebar to check out the deals on my website NOW! This stuff is going FAST!

Have a great day, and really…

Won’t you be my favor? ūüėČ


October 6, 2010 at 8:56 am 1 comment

Texas Two-Steppin’

**I have FREE shipping and FREE tote specials going on now! Scroll down for more details!**

I have a SUPER SIMPLE little watercoloring project to show you today and it includes only TWO steps. Seriously, you can’t¬†color any easier than this!

Materials: Stamp (Because I Care, earn this FREE as a hostess), Watercolor paper, Stampin’ UP! Classic Ink Pads (Old Olive, Daffodil Delight and¬†Pumpkin Pie), Aqua Painter, scissors, Dimensionals, needle and thread, Early Espresso cardstock and ribbon.

*Before starting this project, with your Stampin’ UP! ink pads closed, gently press the top down toward the ink pad inside. This will transfer some ink to the lid – this is what you’ll use for the next steps.

1. Stamp your desired image in solvent ink (such as StazOn). Do not use Stampin’ UP! ink or any other water-based ink for this step as it will run once we start watercoloring.

2. Painting Step 1: Fill your Aqua Painter with water according to the package directions. Place the tip of your Aqua Painter in the lid of your ink pad so it soaks up some ink.  

3. Painting Step 2: Press the Aqua Painter bristles to the watercolor paper to transfer the ink. The color will be strongest right after you pick it up, and will fade as more water and less ink is put down. There’s NO wrong way to do this, so play around with it! ūüôā

*When you’re ready to change colors simply wipe your Aqua Painter bristles onto the watercolor paper until it runs clear.

4. Continue putting down ink colors until you’re satisfied with the image.

Tada, totally colored and it took about 15 minutes (which included finding my Pumpkin Pie ink pad in a box in the garage!) TWO steps – YOU can do this! ūüôā

I cut out the flower, added it to a hand-cut tag of Early Espresso cardstock, stamped the included sentiment from the stamp set, hand-cut and added a few stitches. Retired So Saffron ribbon finished it off:

Want to see this technique in action?? Host a workshop with me and we will create a similar item with your guests and you can earn this stamp set FREE! Contact me today! ūüôā

October 5, 2010 at 9:01 am Leave a comment

NEW, WOW, and Can’t Wait!

Can you tell I’m excited?! June is an exciting month for Stampin’ UP! One year ago this month I joined this fabulous company and my life has been enriched in so many ways because of it! If you’d like to join me on this amazing adventure Stampin’ UP! is offering a $99 start-up kit! That means for just $99 you will receive everything you need to start selling stamps, inks and more AND these fabulous items (OR you can choose your own items from any at these prices in the catalog!!):

Item  Description  Price 
117050  Watercolor Trio stamp set (wood-mount)  $22.95 
118571  I {Heart} Hearts stamp set (clear-mount  $18.95 
118486  Clear-Mount Block C  $695 
116978  Homemade single stamp*   $8.95 
100730¬† Whisper White card stock (8-1/2″ x 11″)¬† $8.50¬†
119706¬† Brights Collection assorted card stock (8-1/2″ x 11″)*¬† $6.95¬†
115656¬† Melon Mambo Classic Stampin’ Pad¬† $5.95¬†
119667¬† Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin’ Pad*¬† $5.95¬†
115658¬† Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin’ Pad¬† $5.95
100814¬† Tempting Turquoise Classic Stampin’ Pad¬† $5.95¬†
119261¬† Basic Black 1/8″ taffeta ribbon*¬† $6.95¬†
121620  Color Coach*  $14.95 
104332  SNAIL Adhesive  $6.95 
   Retail value of products in kit $124.90 

*Sneak peek items! 

So many of these items are on my own wish list! And guess what? Even if you don’t feel like working this as your business right now, this is a FABULOUS deal! You’ll never be pressured by SU! or myself to sell, buy, or promote if you don’t want to. However, if you do, I’ll be right there with you the whole way. Click on the “Join My Team” link at the top of this blog for more information, and let me know if you would like a one-on-one conference (in person or by phone) to discuss this amazing opportunity!

There’s MORE! The “Last Chance” list has been published! Our new catalog comes out in July which means we have to make room for NEW stamps and acessories! If the following items are on your wish list be sure to visit my website to order TODAY!¬†These items will no longer be available after July 1!

 Page #   Item #    Description   Price 
24 111766  Halloween Frights  $15.95
24 113244  Scary Skeleton  $13.95
24 111698  Tasty Sweet  $19.95
25 111764  Eat, Drink & Be Scary  $18.95
25 113264 ¬†All Hallow’s Eve¬† $17.95
30 111694  Spotlight on Christmas    $22.95
30 111708  Two Cool Dudes  $21.95
31 111558  Holly, Jolly Christmas, A    $26.95
36 110370  Holy Triptych  $32.95
39 111778  Season of Simple Grace  $25.95
42 111688  Shellebrate  $18.95
42 114369  Yipee Kiyay Holiday  $19.95
44 114982  Holiday Blitz    $38.95
45 111758  Happy Heart, A  $22.95
45 115344 ¬†Whoo’s Your Valentine?¬† $19.95
45 111716  You & Moi    $12.95
46 113822  Eight Great Greetings  $27.95
49 115100  Together Forever    $22.95
50 113401  Ever After  $22.95
50 113411  Special Blessing  $19.95
52 114946  Close As a Memory    $20.95
53 113194  Kind Word, A  $21.95
53 115056  Refuge and Strength    $23.95
55 111652  Humor in High Heels    $26.95
57 115102  Voilà    $25.95
57 115104  Voilà to Go    $17.95
59 111534  Owl Together Now    $29.95
62 113395  Animal Crackers  $19.95
64 111602  Best Wishes & More    $26.95
65 113622  Enjoy Every Moment    $31.95
66 113433  Welcome Home  $20.95
68 114934  Bitty Birthday    $12.95
70 111586 ¬†It’s a Stretch¬†¬†¬† $23.95
72 113270  Hoppy for You  $23.95
74 116718  Pirate Time  $16.95
74 115524  Captain Personalized Name Stamp  $9.95
75 116720  Princess Time  $16.95
75 115525  Princess Personalized Name Stamp  $9.95
76 113506  Nursery Necessities    $31.95
77 113682  Cute & Cuddly  $26.95
78 115002  Just Baseball    $13.95
78 115006  Just Football    $13.95
78 115072  Sporting    $18.95
79 115004  Just Basketball    $13.95
79 115008  Just Riding    $13.95
79 115010  Just Soccer    $13.95
79 115012  Just Surfing    $13.95
79 115014  Just Tennis    $13.95
83 111660  Just Jawing    $25.95
86 115211  Crazy Cool  $21.95
87 115205  Made 2 Last  $25.95
98 111490 ¬†Bloomin’ Beautiful¬†¬†¬† $25.95
99 111560  Rose Is a Rose, A    $37.95
101 111600 ¬†Bella’s Bloom¬†¬†¬† $12.95
102 115074  Spring Song    $15.95
104 111628  Eastern Influences    $18.95
104 114958  Embrace Life    $25.95
105 113266  Bird on a Branch  $18.95
106 113618  Beautiful Thing, A  $20.95
109 113502  Garden Whimsy    $26.95
110 113232  Le Jardin Botanique  $25.95
112 113740  Good Friend  $28.95
116 116473  I Heart Lists  $28.95
119 114389  Framed with Love  $27.95
120 115020  Little Flowers    $11.95
120 115078  Stem Sayings    $20.95
121 113220  Game Night  $20.95
121 113202  Card Games  $19.95
122 110378  True Friend  $22.95
122 115106  Wanted    $23.95
123 114940  Boho Backgrounds    $17.95
126 114445  Park Avenue Patterns  $19.95
127 113776  Gallery  $22.95
128 113706  Certified  $27.95
128 111632  Four Square  $14.95
128 111666  Only Ovals    $22.95
129 113520  Totally Tabs    $17.95
130 113624  One of a Kind    $19.95
132 111622  Cute Cues    $11.95
132 114996  Itty Bitty Backgrounds    $14.95
132 115076  Sprinkles    $14.95
133 111616  Classifieds    $17.95
134 111608  Boho Blooms    $17.95
134 111636  Gratuitous Graffiti    $17.95
134 111658 ¬†It’s a Plan¬†¬†¬† $26.95
134 109258  Très Chic  $17.95
138 115018  Little Birthday Cheer, A   $13.95
141 113746  Once Upon a Time  $19.95
141 115108  Warm Words    $21.95
142 115235  Happy Everything   $18.95
143 115350  Let the Fun Begin  $17.95
144 114942  Celebrate Everything    $18.95
144 115092  Think Happy Thoughts    $16.95
146 114443  Introducing  $15.95
146 115046  Please Come  $25.95
148 115034  Mark the Date    $26.95
149 115086  Taffy Alphabet    $43.95
149 115088  Taffy Numbers    $24.95
151 114998  Jumbo Outline Alphabet    $43.95
151 114383  Perfect Chemistry  $21.95
152 115112  Wild West Alphabet    $43.95
173 111696  Starring You    $13.95
173 113786  Thankful Thinking  $13.95
173 111714  Wow Flowers    $12.95
208 115556  Merriment  $6.95
208 115560  Simply Thanks  $7.95
208 115566  Tag Tree  $7.95
208 115558  Little Boo  $6.95
209 115338  Very Thankful  $14.95

Now to the NEW! I’ve seen the sneak peeks at the new catalog and let me tell you, it’s FABULOUS! I can’t wait to share them with you on July 1st! Be sure to give me your address if you haven’t already so I can send you the new catalog when it arrives on my doorstep! ūüôā

Have a great week!

June 1, 2010 at 10:20 am Leave a comment

Simple Birthday Thanks Versitility

I love stamps (obviously! ;)) but I especially love stamps with versitility. I like to use my purchasing power to really get milage out of my supplies. Take for example the “Simple Birthday Thanks” stamp from Stampin’ UP!

Simple Birthday Thanks Stamp Set - by Stampin' Up!

While I love the simple thank-you note on the inside of the cupcake, did you know you could take that out? Before I mounted this stamp I used an Xacto knife to cut out the wording portion (and the wording on the identification sticker). These I mounted separately so I can use just the cupcake, just the wording, or both.

Here is a paper-pieced version of this cupcake in my Mama Bear Stamps Etsy shop right now (I used scraps for this people – YOU can do this!!)

King Kandy, Candyland Collection Embellishment
And here are some examples of this stamp used with Stampin’ UP! supplies:
Cupcake Card Project by Stampin' Up!
Cupcake Thank-You Card Set Project by Stampin' Up!
Thank-You Cupcake Card Project Sample
All these designs (and so much more) can be created with just this ONE stamp! And for only $17.95 it’s a steal!
If you love this Stampin’ UP! stamp (and all the others!) you can earn it FREE just by inviting your friends over and stamping with me and the gang! Contact me today to set up a workshop in your home or mine and enjoy all the fun, creativity, and FREE products Stampin’ UP! has to offer!
Want even more fun? Visit the “Join My Team” tab at the top of my blog. Demonstrators receive FREE stamps and supplies, free catalogs, everything you need to share the joy of stamping with those you love. Plus, receive extra goodies throughout the year from me and our big SU! team! ūüôā
Have a great and creative week everyone!

May 10, 2010 at 9:42 pm 1 comment

It’s HERE!

The Summer Mini Catalog is finally HERE! I’ve had this hot little baby in my hands for a while, but now you can ALL view it! ūüôā

Stampin’ UP! has put together this fabulous video about the new products. Check it out, then view the mini catalog over on the right sidebar of my blog. To purchase any of these products, simply click the “Shop 24/7” button. And if you’d like to be one of the first people to host a Summer Mini workshop, just let me know!

Have a great week! T

May 3, 2010 at 2:33 pm Leave a comment

Events this Saturday

If you’re in the Austin area I would love for you to join me this Saturday (Apr. 17) from 3-5 pm for a Spring Fun event at my home in Round Rock! This FREE event will include make-and-takes, snacks, and door prizes. Bring a friend and you’ll get an extra entry into the door prize pool! Simply send me a note for my address and directions.

Also on Saturday I’ll be holding a Craft Supply Yard Sale. It’s Spring Cleaning time around here and I’m selling a ton of new and gently used crafting supplies – sewing, scrapbooking, stamping, polymer clay and more! Stop by from 8 am – 1 pm for these fabulous finds.

Can’t wait to see you Saturday! Please let me know if you can make it so I have enough treats for everyone. ūüôā


April 12, 2010 at 10:24 am Leave a comment

Chocolate Bunnies

I LOVE this chocolate bunny! It’s only fitting… my day job is at a candy company! ūüėČ 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 Рonce 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

A Sneak Peek and Savings

SO many fabulous things are going on right now with Stampin’ UP! and I’m super excited! Some I can share right now and some will have to remain a secret for a bit longer… ūüėČ Below I’d like to share with you a SNEAK PEEK from our next Mini Catalog and special savings!

Isn’t this set GORGEOUS?! I’m a sucker for flowers and for the hand-drawn look. I can’t wait to use this on all my upcoming layouts and cards. ūüôā Although this is a BRAND NEW set that will be in the next Idea Book and Catalog you can get it NOW! How great is that?! Something to tide you over until this summer!

What’s even better is that you can get this set FOR FREE with any qualifying workshop! And that leads me to my next big announcement: Workshop information is now available on my SU! website! Visit Host a Workshop¬†for all the details and let me know if you’d like to earn Awash with Flowers for FREE!

Now for even more savings:

Order ANY Two-Step Stampin’ set from the current catalog and receive 20% off – no coupons or additional purchases necessary! Here are the available Two-Step Stampin’ sets:

Item  Page  Description  Discount Price 
113824  94 Greenhouse Garden  $20.76 
113734  98  Fifth Avenue Floral  $19.96 
111578  101  Flower Fancy  $29.56 
113258  112  Trendy Trees  $14.36 

You can view these and all our great Stampin’ UP! products in my online store, just press the button to your right that says “Shop 24/7”.

I don’t know about you, but I’m so ready for Spring! I can’t wait to Two-Step Stamp up a storm and work up some beautiful spring floral cards and layouts! Thanks for visiting, and please give me a shout! ~T~

March 2, 2010 at 4:37 pm Leave a comment

Layouts and a Haiti Update

Hi friends! I hope you’ve had a great week! I have a couple new layouts to share with you and a Haiti Relief update!

“You Make Me Smile” – 12×12 layout using all Stampin’ UP! products

Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper Stack - by Stampin' Up!Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper Stack

Beautiful Wings Stampin' Up! Embosslits Die - by Stampin' Up!Beautiful Wings Stampin’ Up! Embosslits Die

Always Stamp Set - by Stampin' Up!Always Stamp Set

White Stampin' Emboss Powder - by Stampin' Up!White Stampin’ Emboss Powder

The “You Make Me Smile” stamp is retired. I also used a 1.5″ circle punch and corner-rounding punch on this layout.

“Friend” – 12×12 Layout, Stampin’ UP! products only

Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper Stack - by Stampin' Up!Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper Pack


I (Heart) Hearts - Clear Mount Stamp Set - by Stampin' Up!I {Heart} Hearts – Clear Mount Stamp Set

Clear Block D - by Stampin' Up!Clear Block D

I also embossed these hearts and used a 1″ and 1.5″ Circle Punch, then popped-up the circles with Dimensionals.

Speaking of I {Heart} Hearts…

At last count Stampin’ UP! customers and demonstrators have sent over $15,000 to the American Red Cross’ Haitian Relief efforts!! WOO HOO!! If you haven’t picked up this set yet be sure to order it before February 28th and $2 of the sale will go to the Red Cross! This goes for both the wood-mounted AND clear-mounted sets! Be sure to see the set here:

Have a great weekend! Love, T

February 18, 2010 at 8:00 pm Leave a comment

Workshop Saturday

If you’re in the Austin area and would like to join my dear friend (and up-line) Missy and myself for a fun workshop, just let me know and I’ll send you all the details!
Saturday, Feb. 6 at 3pm at my home in Round Rock
Hope to see you there!

February 3, 2010 at 12:57 pm Leave a comment


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!

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