A couple cards for my new Meetup group

Since I’m pretty new to the Bay area, I recently decided to start up a Meetup group as a way to meet new folks and find some other like-minded crafty people.  Today was our first meetup, and so I planned a couple cards for us to work on over pie at Marie Callendars.  Between work and vacation, I hadn’t had much of a chance this month to do much card making so it was a lot of fun to create some cards and get everything ready to share with folks today.  It also gave me a chance to use some of my retiring items so I can start making room for the new goodies coming out in a few weeks.

Here are the cards and if you happen to be in the Bay area, we’d love to have you come be a part of our group! 


Father’s Day Card Recipe:
: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Chocolate Chip Classic
Paper: Bermuda Bay CS*, Crushed Curry CS*, Whisper White CS
Accessories: Chocolate Chip stitched ribbon*, Large Star punch, Small Star punch*, 1/16″ circle punch, gold brad, Snail

Best Wishes Recipe:
: Kind and Caring Thoughts*
Ink: Basic Grey Classic
Paper: Basic Grey CS, Whisper White CS, Pink Flamingo DSP*
Accessories: Cameo Coral Marker*, Old Olive Marker

* indicates a retiring item

Why I love being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator – $99 starter kit, sneak Peeks, and more!

While I sit here and try to not stare at the front door waiting for the UPS guy to show up with my new catalog and pre-order items, I thought I would share the great deal that is being offered in June for joining Stampin’ Up! – the $99 Starter kit that includes sneak peek items!

First, why I love being a demonstrator:

  1. Doing what I love to do and getting paid for it!  20% commission(discount) on all orders – 30% off your first order
  2. Exciting previews and sneak peeks when new products come out.  Like today when I get my new stuff in the mail!
  3. TONS of resources for project ideas, technique training, business resources, style watches, and inspiring stories for how to do what you love and help yourself and others while doing it.
  4. The family that is SU demos.  I’m serious when I say, everyone is so helpful and friendly that it really is like having a huge international family that you can lean on when life is up and when you need help.
  5. Fun events like group meetings, convention, regionals, swap events.

I really do love what I do and love sharing it with others!

If you have thought about joining SU, June is the perfect time to do it – especially with the new $99 starter kit which includes new sneak peek items.  What’s included (though you can make substitutions for like items of equal or lesser value)  :

  • Watercolor Trio stamp set (wood-mount)
  • I {Heart} Hearts stamp set (clear-mount)
  • Clear-Mount Block C
  • Homemade single stamp (sneak peek item!)
  • Whisper White card stock (8-1/2″ x 11″)
  • New Brights Collection assorted card stock (8-1/2″ x 11″) (sneak peek item!)
  • Melon Mambo Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin’ Pad (sneak peek item!)
  • Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • Tempting Turquoise Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • Basic Black 1/8″ taffeta ribbon (sneak peek item!)
  • New Color Coach (sneak peek item!)
  • SNAIL Adhesive
  • box of 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalogs
  • box of 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalogs (delivered in the beginning of July)
  • Business supplies

Have any questions about what its like being a demo or how to sign up?  Contact me at jennifer@nwstamper.com or learn more online.

The Stampin’ Up! Last Chance list is here!

Its that time of year again when we have to bid a fond farewell to many favorite stamps and accessories.  This year is even bigger than ever with the big Color Renovation happening, lots of accessories, paper, and ink are retiring to make way for the exciting new colors coming on July 1st. 

Check out to see if your favorites are soon to be retiring and remember – All items on the retiring accessories list are while supplies lastSo, if your favorites are retiring, order fast to be sure you can stock up.

Last Chance Stamps –

see the full retiring stamp list here


Last Chance Accessories –
Notice that some items are 25-50% off!

see the full retiring accessory list here

Order online today to get all your favorites before they are gone forever!