Tuesday, November 23, 2010


November 22 - 30, 2010

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This irresistible offer is only available until November 30, 2010, so contact me today before this amazing deal ends!!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

FREE Stampin' Up! Craft Tote!

From September 1 - October 18 purchase the Stampin' Up! standard Starter Kit or the Digital+ Starter Kit and receive this Greenhouse Gala craft tote FREE (a $39.95 value)!
Being a demonstrator has a lot of great perks!
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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Pop-Up Card!

My card clubs had so much fun creating this Pop-Up Card! On this card I stepped out of my comfort zone of pinks, purples and yellows (I am prone to do "girly" projects) and used colors that could be versitale.

What's fun about this card is that it will fold up flat so you can send it in an envelope!

*Check back tomorrow if you would like to see a tutorial on how to make this Pop-Up Card!

Stamp Set: Grunge Rock
Ink: Basic Gray, Marina Mist, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake
Paper: Basic Gray, Very Vanilla, Night of Navy, Cherry Cobbler
Extras: 1/4" Night of Navy Grosgrain Ribbon, 1/8" Marina Mist Taffeta Ribbon, Round Tab Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Sticky Strip

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

I loved the idea of making picture frames out of the Designer Series Paper. Did I mention how much I love the Greenhouse Gala Designer Series Paper?!!
I only adhered the frames on three sides so you would be able to slide your picture underneath.
Stamp Sets: Friends Never Fade, Wonderful Favorites
Ink: Versa Mark, Daffodil Delight, Chocolate Chip
Paper: Greenhouse Gala DSP, Baja Breeze, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Pear Pizzazz
Extras: Small Oval Punch, Silver, Pewter & Antique Brass Brads

As much as I would love to take the credit for this idea, I can't! I got this idea from another demonstrator, I am so sorry, I didn't write her name down. Thank you for the cute idea!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Builder Wheel

The New Builder Wheels add so much to your cards! I was really excited with the colors too!
I like that you can rotate the wheels in any order you want.

Builder Wheels: Posy Party, Thoughtful Friend, Bees & Blossoms
Ink Refills: Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight
Paper: Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Brights Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack
Extras: Stampin' Around Jumbo Handle, Builder Wheel Spindle & Spacers, Triple Cell Cartridge Uninked, Pearl Jewels, Daffodil Delight 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon, 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/4" Circle Punch

If you are interested in learning how to use the Builder Wheels please let me know! Or if these are on your wish list and you would like to earn them for FREE, ask me how!miketracifaust@comcast.net

Monday, August 16, 2010

Card Candy

This was the On-Time drawing for my clubs this month!
Card Candy is perfect when you are in a hurry and need a card now. These images are already stamped, cut or punched out, and layered. All you have to do is adhere it to your card. How easy!

Stamp Sets: Printed Petals, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Marina Mist, Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride
Paper: Very Vanilla, Daffodil Delight, Marina Mist, Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride
Extras: 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/4", 1 3/8" & 1 1/4" Circle Punch, 5-Petal Flower Punch, Modern Label Punch, Curly Label Punch, Sm & Lg Oval Punch, Paper Piercer, Rhinestone Jewels, Silver Brad

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Ever get intimidated by a blank piece of 12x12 card stock that you want to make into a scrapbook page? Here's an idea, take an idea from a card layout!
After creating this card I was able to take the same idea and turn it into a scrapbook page.

Stamp Set: Artistic Etchings
Ink: Basic Black
Paper: Whisper White, Red Riding Hood
Extras: Big Shot, Top Note bigz Die, Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Basic Black Brad, 5/8" Basic Black Grosgrain Ribbon

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Sneak Peak!

July 1st the NEW 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog is released! Being a Demonstrator, I was able to preorder these items!

Stamp Set: Cute by the Inch (level 2 Hostess gift- host a $300 workshop and you could get this stamp set FREE)
Ink: Daffodil Delight (new), Chocolate Chip
Paper: Crumb Cake (aka: Kraft), Baja Breeze (new), Whisper White
Extras: 1-1/4" Square Punch, Daffodil Delight 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon (new), Big Shot Die-Cut Machine, Scallop Rectangle Clearlits (new), Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder (new), Sponge Daubers
If you would like to earn some of these products for FREE, email me today to book a workshop in July when the new Idea Book & Catalog comes out! miketracifaust@comcast.net

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Elements of Style

I saw this beautiful card idea on someone's blog, I am so sorry I did not make a note of whose blog :( I changed the colors up a bit. I wanted to use some of the retired colors for my June Card Clubs. I used the stamping off technique on the Blush Blossom card stock so the Chocolate Chip Ink wouldn't be so dark.

Stamp Set: Elements of Style
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Blush Blossom(retiring)
Extras: Horizontal Slot Punch(retiring), Chocolate Chip 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon(retiring), Big Shot Die-Cut Machine, Top Note bigz die, sponge daubers

Friday, June 25, 2010

4th of July Card

Stamp Set: Define Your Life, Classic Stars Jumbo Wheel
Ink: Ruby Red, Ballet Blue
Paper: Ruby Red, Whisper White, Pawsitively Prints
Extras: Large Star Punch, Jumbo Handle, Brocade Blue 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Sponge Daubers, Vintage Brads

Thursday, June 24, 2010

4th of July Flip Flops!

I got this cute idea for flip flops from stamperdog.com
I thought how fun to do 4th of July flip flops for my girls & nieces!
I used the tutorial for the brooch. The picture on the left I used Real Red Playground Designer Buttons!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Teacher Gifts!

I made these cute post it note holders for my girls teachers! Along with matching pens & jazzed up clothes pins!

Stamp Sets: Flight of the Butterfly, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, Sweet Pea (Retired-Occasions Mini Catalog)
Extras: Extra Large Fancy Flower Punch, 1-3/8" & 1-1/4" Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, 5-Petal Flower Punch, RSVP pen, clothes pin, post-it notes

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Celebrate National Scrapbooking Month

During National Scrapbooking Month, May1 - 31, get a FREE package of Designer Brads with the purchase of My Digital Studio or click on the image to see stamp sets.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Spring is here!

I love this white picket fence!
This look was created using the Medium Jewelry Tag punch, which is in the Occasions Mini Catalog (last month to purchase from this catalog). Butterflies are from the Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die and of course I had to use the Perfect Polka Dot Impressions Folder! Both are available in the Occasions Mini.
If you would like to purchase any of these products email me at miketracifaust@comcast.net

You could also use this same idea on a spring scrapbook page!
Use the Scallop Circle #2 die and add dots in the scallops with a White Gel Pen and you could journal or add a photo on it.
Stamp Set: Enjoy Every Moment stamp set

Stamp Set: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: So Saffron, Bashful Blue(sponging), Pretty In Pink(sponging)
Paper: Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Pretty In Pink, Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Shades of Spring Designer Series Paper (Occasions Mini Catalog)
Extras: Big Shot, Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die (Occasions Mini), Perfect Polka Dot Impressions Folder (Occasions Mini), Little Leaves Sizzlits Die, Medium Jewelry Tag Punch (Occasions Mini), Scallop Oval punch, Small & Large Oval punch, Boho Blossoms punch, White Gel Pen, Stampin' Dimensionals

*White picket fence was seen on Carla Brasher's blog - so cute!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Last month to purchase the Vintage Vogue stamp set in the Occasions Mini Catalog!
Email me today to get yours miketracifaust@comcast.net
Stamp Set: Vintage Vogue clear-mount (Occasions Mini), Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry
Paper: Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Cottage Wall
Extras: Scallop Edge Punch, Modern Label Punch, Rich Razzleberry 1/2" Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon, Crop-A-Dile, Pewter Jumbo Eyelets, Stampin' Dimensionals

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Fancy Favor Bag with Tissue Tutorial

After using the Big Shot & Fancy Favor bigz xl die, score on dotted lines, then place on sticky strip. Hint: If you are going to do any stamping do it before you fold the box together! Adhere box.

Cut (2) 1 1/2" x 12" pieces of Designer Series Paper. Place sticky strip on the side you want facing out. This is for your "tissue paper"!

Adhere first strip to the inside of the fancy favor, starting on one of the sides of the favor bag. Sticky strip should be just below the top of the bag. Hint: before you adhere the Designer Series Paper decide which part of the DSP you want to be in the front!

As you make the "tissue paper" you want to pinch the paper where the sticky strip is adhering to the favor bag. The top of the "tissue paper" should be soft ripples.

This is your first strip finished. Notice they are not even, this does not have to be perfect. Now start your second strip where your first one ended and continue to where the first strip started.

Next decorate your Fancy Favor Bag!
How perfect for a party favor!

Sponging the edges makes such a difference!

Stamp Set: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Certainly Celery
Paper: Certainly Celery, Very Vanilla, Shades of Spring (Occasions Mini Catalog Jan 5-April 30)
Extras: Very Vanilla 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Curly Label punch, Big Shot, Fancy Favor bigz xl die, Elegant Bouquet Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, rhinestones from Eggcellent Eggs Kit (Occasions Mini)

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Fancy Favor

I used the Fancy Favor bigz xl die and Designer Series Paper for the tissue paper! I love this idea! I used the Perfect Polka Dot Textured Impressions Folder on the Extra Large Fancy Flower, it adds so much.

Tomorrow I will post a tutorial on this favor!

Stamp Set: Three Little Words
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip
Paper: Kraft, Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Sweet Pea DSP Stack (Occasions Mini Catalog Jan 5-April 30)
Extras: Big Shot, Fancy Favor bigz xl die, Perfect Polka Dot Impressions Folder (Occasions Mini), 1 1/4" & 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Extra Large Fancy Flower Punch (Occasions Mini), Chocolate Chip 5/8" Satin Ribbon (Occasions Mini), Stampin' Dimensionals

Here is one I thought would be perfect for a Mother's Day gift!

Stamp Set: Three Little Words
Ink: Pretty In Pink, Chocolate Chip
Paper: Pretty In Pink, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Shades of Spring DSP (Occasions Mini Catalog Jan 5-April 30)
Extras: Big Shot, Fancy Favor bigz xl die, Perfect Polka Dot Impressions Folder (Occasions Mini), 1 1/4" & 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Extra Large Fancy Flower Punch (Occasions Mini), Pretty In Pink 5/8" Satin Ribbon (Occasions Mini), Stampin' Dimensionals

*I saw this cute idea on a blog but I can not remember whose :(

Friday, April 9, 2010

Sneak Peek: available from April 1 - 30

Awash with Flowers Two-Step Stampin' set
wood-mounted $39.95
clear-mounted $27.95
or get it FREE when you host a $350 workshop!
If you would like to host a workshop to get this stamp set FREE contact me today miketracifaust@comcast.net

Card Stock: Kraft, So Saffron, Very Vanilla, Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper Stack
Ink: Basic Black, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Regal Rose, Rose Red, So Saffron
Accessories: 5/8" Very Vanilla Grosgrain Ribbon, Horizontal Slot punch, Paper Piercer, Big Shot, Scallop Circle #2 bigz die

*Awash with Flowers Two-Step Stampin' set will be in the new Idea Book & Catalog 2010-2011
My first Rag PurseThese rag purses are so neat I had to try and make one in spring colors!
Using my Big Shot and the Scallop Square bigz clear die I cut out 38 scallop squares of fabric for this rag purse. The Big Shot can cut up to 8 layers of fabric at once! I also used a Summer Sun Corduroy Button.

Big Shot Fabric Flower
Look what else you can make using fabric and a Big Shot!

Fabric flower hair clip!

Using the Big Shot and the Scallop Circle #2 bigz die I cut 6 of the big scallop circle and 6 of the small scallop circle. A Clear Rhinestone Brad holds it together and I attached a hair clip to the back with a hot glue gun. I used the Heat Tool to curl up the ends of the fabric.

Such a neat look!
Thanks Sue for such a cute idea!

If you would like information on either of these fun projects using the Big Shot please contact me miketracifaust@comcast.net

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Exciting News!

Stampin' Up! announced yesterday that they are introducing a new "Color Renovation", a refreshing,updated color palette, in the new 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog which comes out July 2010! This is a great way for Stampin' Up! demonstrators and customers to stay up-to-date with the trends in color!

The new color collections are combing current colors with previous In Colors and five new colors!

(4) New Color Collections each includes (10) core colors - Brights, Neutrals, Regals & Subtles

In these new color collections will be (10) returning colors! - Melon Mambo, Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango, River Rock, Soft Suede, Riding Hood Red, Rich Razzleberry, Wild Wasabi, Pink Pirouette & Baja Breeze

(5) New Colors - Daffodil Delight, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler & Marina Mist

(25) carryover colors - colors offered in our current catalog - Regal Rose, Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake*, Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Basic Gray, Basic Black, Elegant Eggplant, Night of Navy, Not Quite Navy, Always Artichoke, Garden Green, Mare Mustard, Bravo Burgundy, Pretty in Pink, Rose Red, Perfect Plum, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery & So Saffron

*The color "Crumb Cake" is a new name for "Kraft" - Crumb Cake will be available in paper, ink, refills & markers!

Each year SU! will introduce (5) new In Colors. All In Colors will have a lifespan of 2 years instead of one!

These new color collections will be available to purchase in July 2010 in the new Idea Book & Catalog 2010-2011! Demonstrators will be able to preorder in June 2010 and start playing with all the new color combinations!! If you would like to become a Demonstrator and take advantage of this awesome preorder contact me today miketracifaust@comcast.net you will also receive 2 FREE technique DVD's!

This color chart will allow you to see which colors are going to be retired in June 2010. Make sure to stock up on paper, ink pads, reinkers and markers of the colors you enjoy before July!

Now get ready to view SU!'s new Color Renovation! I really like the new color collections and I hope you will too!!!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Click on the image above to view the Build-A-Bear Workshop collection!
If you would like to take advantage of this offer email me today miketracifaust@comcast.net
These were my card swaps for Regionals in Phoenix, AZ in January.
With All My Heart card
Supplies: With All My Heart (clear mount) Occasions Mini 118623 $13.95
Full Heart punch 113693 $15.95
5/8" Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon Occasions Mini 117287 $8.95
Scallop Trim Border punch Sale-A-Bration FREE (with a $50 purchase)
Real Red card stock 106545 $7.50
Whisper White card stock 106529 $7.50
Heart Treat Holder (perfect size to fit a Ghiradelli Chocolate)
Supplies: Love You Much stamp set 113756 $25.95
Teeny Tiny Wishes 115370 $36.95
Heart to Heart punch 113694 $15.95
Modern Label punch 116630 $15.95
Word Window punch 105090 $15.95
Sending Love Specialty Designer Series Paper Occasions Mini 117153 $11.95
Real Red card stock 106545 $7.50
Very Vanilla card stock 106530 $7.50
Pretty In Pink card stock 106546 $7.50
Chocolate Chip card stock 107102 $7.50
Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslits Die Occasions Mini 117332 $11.95
Petal Card bigz die 113467 $19.95
Big Shot Die-Cut Machine 113439 $99.95

Friday, January 22, 2010

Haitian Disaster Relief

On January 12, 2010 a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti, leaving in its wake devastation so overwhelming that the Haitian people and their leaders can only look for help from the outside to cope.
To help make a difference in the lives of those who continue to suffer from the effects of this devastating earthquake, Stampin' Up! will set aside $2 from the sale of every I {Heart} Hearts stamp set and donate it to the American Red Cross.

Help to make a difference. Order your I {Heart} Hearts stamp set today!
Contact me miketracifaust@comcast.net to order your stamp set.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

{Three easy ways to earn FREE products}
1. spend
Spend $50 on Stampin' Up! merchandise and earn one FREE Sale-A-Bration product of your choice. There's no limit -- for every $50 you spend, you can select another FREE Sale-A-Bration product!
Plus, this year's Sale-A-Bration event gives you more free products than ever before. Choose from our exciting selection of exclusive Sale-A-Bration products, or choose a $15.95 set from the 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog.
2. host
When you host a workshop of at least $300, you'll receive a free Sale-A-Bration reward in addition to all of the regular hostess benefits!
3. join
During Sale-A-Bration, anyone who joins as a demonstator can choose any stamp set -- valued of up to $47.95 -- from our current Idea Book & Catalog or Occasions Mini Catalog. Plus, for a limited time, get 15% off the price of the standard Starter Kit or Digital+ Starter Kit!
standard Starter Kit 15% off $169 (reg price $199)
My Digital Studio+ Starter Kit 15% off $157 (reg price $185)
click here to view starter kits
If you would like to place an order, book a workshop or become a demonstrator email me miketracifaust@comcast.net

Starts today! January 5 - April 30, 2010

Featured in the Occasions Mini:

Repositionable, clear-mount rubber stamps designed to maintain the unbeatable image quality you love about traditional Stampin' Up! stamps. Offers flexibility, ease of use and stores easily!
Clear-mount rubber stamp features:
  • Nine different sizes of clear blocks available individually or as a discounted bundle.
  • Blocks have ergonomic grooves on all four sides for easy grip and traditional wood-mount feel.
  • Optional image labels on stamp backs let you decide if you want to see the image through the block or not.
  • Tight die-cutting for easy image positioning.
  • Large clear blocks can be used to create collages or spell words with alphabet sets.
  • Stamps store easily in standard, DVD-type cases with artwork on front and spine, making organization easy.

Stampin' Up! has adopted a new body style for our punches!
New punch style features:
  • Low-profile, rectangular punch body allows for easier stacking and storing.
  • Punches lock shut for easier storage and transport.
  • Extra-large punch images allow for two-step designs like the Two-Step Bird punch in the Occasions Mini Catalog.
  • Corner punches allow you to punch a corner design along the inside edges of a page, not just corners.

Email me today to place an order or book a workshop, now is a great time to earn FREE hostess merchandise! miketracifaust@comcast.net

NEW Sweet Heart Treat Cups!

Limited-time only! Ideal for Valentine's, Mother's Day or just to show how much you care. These heart treat cups were designed to coordinate with the Sweetheart stamp set and the Full Heart punch!