A Spooktacular Deal & More for August!

Alright, I totally admit I stole the term “Spooktacular” from the Stampin’ Up! promo this month but come on, say it outloud and how can you not smile? 🙂

Well, a new month is here and there is A LOT of new stuff to share with you!  A sign-up special, new My Digital Studio 2, and of course, the new Holiday Catalog!!  So, check it out and scroll down to the bottom to make sure you’ve got it all!

A Spooktacular Project!

See this snazzy painters tray project?  This kit which includes the new Toxic Treats stamp set is a special little bonus for everyone who joins Stampin’ Up! as a demonstrator in August.  So, that means not only do you get your choice of $125 worth of products for $99 and free shipping, but you also get an EXTRA free stamp set, some baker’s twine, some bling, new ribbon, embellishments, and the awesome tray.

And if you aren’t a Halloween fan, I’ve heard some great suggestions for turning this into awesome Christmas, Easter, Spring, etc home décor as well.

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Spooktacular Project Kit flyer

A Better Digital Crafting Experience is Here!  Plus 31% off too!

Yup, that is right, My Digital Studio 2 has finally arrived.  And it is here with some great features too!  They told us at Convention that some of the 75+ new features wouldn’t quite be ready by today but those features would instead be released as free updates to the software when they are ready.  Now if you haven’t taken the plunge yet with My Digital Studio, checkout what you can make in addition to just scrapbooks:

  • Calendars
  • Photo books
  • Scrapbook pages
  • Cards
  • Gift Tags
  • Board Books
  • Swatch Books
  • Personalized journals
  • Blog headers and customized elements
  • Business cards
  • Party favors and decorations

You can see details about of the projects that you can make and have professionally printed on this page of the My Digital Studio.net site.

Plus with My Digital Studio 2, you get some awesome power tools to use that can do things like:

  • work on a 2-page layout at one time!
  • Color in a stamp using multiple colors!
  • Change the color of embellishments and papers!
  • Crop out part of a stamp image to get just the part you want
  • Create custom canvas sizes!!!  Perfect for personal projects like making business cards and blog headers
  • And so much more.

The best part?  There is a 30-Day FREE TRIAL!  And if you did the 30 day MDS trial before, you can totally participate in this trail too. 🙂 So, why not give it a try?  I’ll be holding a MDS class in August and plan to put together some online tutorials as well. If you are interested in being notified when these tutorials are ready, shoot me a message and I’ll put on my list for when I announce that they are ready

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Oh, and did I mention that ALL professionally printed cards, photo books, individual pages, and tags are 31% off.  Plus, 30 downloads and 1 content dvd are also on sale for 31% off!  Talk about a great deal for making a dent in your holiday cards and gifts this year, huh? 🙂

31% off Digital Flyer

The Holiday Catalog is ready!

Alright, this post is getting super long already and I appreciate you taking the time to scroll this far.  But if you don’t have one of these catalogs in your hot little hands, I’m sure you would love to check out the pdf online, am I right?

So without further ado, and launching today…. it’s the Holiday Mini!!

View the Holiday Catalog Online

Over the next few weeks, I’ll be sharing with you some of my favorites from the holiday (not so) mini catalog.  But for today, check it out and let me know what your favorites are!

If you have any questions about any of these August specials, let me know at jennifer@nwstamper.com and I’d be more than happy to help you out!

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Have You Seen The New Holiday Mini?

Its finally here!  The new Summer Mini has launched and I have to say I’m definitely in trouble with this one!  I already love my Simply Scored scoring tool and the new Spice Cake designer paper.  Yum!!  Check it out and let me know what your favorites are:

image Need your own copy of the Holiday Mini Catalog?  If you didn’t receive a print copy and would like one free, just send me a note at jennifer@nwstamper.com and I’ll get one out to you right away!

I’m currently in Las Vegas celebrating my 10 year anniversary with my hubby but being the crazy crafter that I am, I brought some of my new goodies along to play with during our “chill time” in the mornings before we go hit the town.  But if you are ever in Las Vegas and are looking for a great place for a special meal, I’d recommend Prime at the Bellagio.  We were able to get patio seating and this was are view while eating our delicious dinner:

IMG_3170 It was pretty awesome. :) 

Anyway, hope you all are having a wonderful friday before a long Labor Day weekend!  I’ll see you back here soon with more fun projects to share!

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Last Day of the SU Convention 2011 – Notes and Projects!

You feel like you are doing so much while you are there at convention and then all of the sudden it is day 3!  There was so much to see and do and it all was fantastic!  I wanted to share some highlights from my last day with you.  And don’t worry, I’ll be posting more pictures over the next week or so of display boards, swaps, and more!

So, the day started off for me with more classes.  This year Stampin’ Up! changed how you register and take classes and while I wasn’t sure about it at first, turned out it was great!  They added the flexibility to pick from an assortment of options so I was able to take classes that focused on leadership at the same time my mom took classes on My Digital Studio and business tools.  Perfect for both of us!

Then it was on to lunch and our last chance to check out the displays.  


Samples from a main stage presentation using new holiday mini products including new fabric patterns (like the flat bow), new designer series paper (in the star bow, treat bag – its glittery!, the little house, and in the center of the frame – birch tree patterns and silver glitter paper!).

Christmas Countdown Calendar

A Christmas countdown calendar that makes the window/door shapes using a new BigShot die!

Then it was back to the big convention hall room for the last General Session of the convention….sniff,, sniff.  But they saved some awesome projects to show us including this cute card using a new stamp set and punch!


They also showed us some unique projects that I swear I wouldn’t have come up with on my own – but that is why I go to convention!

Like this so sweet little treat table.  I was shocked how easy it looks to make!  I’m going to try to make it myself using my notes and if it is as easy as it looks, I’ll share with you asap. 🙂


And it was hilarious when Carrie showed us how she used the mustache stamp set.  Really makes lollipops more fun don’t you think?


We also received an emotional presentation by the president of the Company that really showed that the company “gets it” and is focused on sharing experiences with others with the goal of helping others as people.  Lets just say there were a lot of tissues pulled out during his talk.  It really made me realize how great it truely is to be a part of this company.

Ok, enough mushy stuff.  They mentioned the incentive trip – Fiji!, how they are planning on holding lots of full and now half-day regional events across the US and Canada (check my FB page for the cities they announced), and told us that next year’s convention has the goal to be even better than this year and it will be July 18-21.  I know I’ll be there and would love to have you join me! 

And if you aren’t a demo right now, have you imagined what it would be like to part of the Stampin’ Up! family?  To come to convention and be a part of the excitement?  I’d love to share with you what it is really like!  Just send me  note to jennifer@nwstamper.com and we can chit chat. 

So, I’ll leave you with one last photo.  They had the Christmas Box that is part of the $99 starter kit special this month in July.  It was bigger than I expected and so much snazzier than I expected. 


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The Holiday Mini is here! Plus a new ribbon share available

I know its only September but are you ready for the new Holiday mini? Well it is ready for you! 🙂 It launched today and in it are tons of cute stamps, paper, and accessories to get you through Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and even get a head start on Valentine’s day. Some highlights:

  • New embossing folders – a spiderweb and snowflakes
  • New punches – extra large 2 1/2″ circle punch, decorative label, and a new medium size oval (many of which go with the new holiday tags stamp set!)
  • New BigShot dies including extra long trim – perfect for scrapbooking or using with the new fabric, snowflakes, and a 3D candy wrapper
  • Fabric that matches SU colors and the new designer paper!
  • Recordable Sound cards
  • Tons of new accessories including big buttons, glitter, ribbon, and more!
  • And of course, lots of cute stamp sets

A Holiday Mini Ribbon Share!

In the new mini, there are a few new ribbons and trim for you to enjoy and experiment with.  So I am offering a ribbon share for $12 shipped to you.  In this share, you will receive 2 yds of the following ribbon:

  • 1/2″ Black lace trim – Raven
  • Tinsel Trim – Clear
  • Tinsel Trim – Silver
  • 1/2″ Seam Binding – Very Vanilla
  • 1/2″ Seam Binding – Cherry Cobbler
  • 1/2″ Seam Binding – Always Artichoke

So, that is 12 yds of ribbon for $12 including shipping!   Sign up using the secure Paypal button below or drop me a line in email.  Enjoy the new mini!

The Stampin’ Up! Holiday Mini Swap

So, a couple weeks back I participated in a card swap based on the Stampin’ Up! 2008 Holiday Mini catalog.  It was myself and 9 other SU demonstrators designing cards using the new stamp sets from the Holiday Mini and then mailing them in to one person who would then mail back one of each design to the participants. 

I chose to use the Eat, Drink, and be Scary stamp set for my design.  Everyone else used a different set from the catalog.  Now I’ve heard that the cards were mailed out last Saturday so I’m racing to my mailbox every day hoping they will show up.  I love seeing what other people come up with and new ways to layout cards or use the stamp sets.  Anyway, I thought I would share the card I sent in.  Oh I’m so excited! 🙂

Sneak Peek at the Holiday Stamp-a-Stack

So, Saturday is the holiday stamp-a-stack and I have been working on creating samples for some of my sketches. Last night, I was planning on getting them all done, but then I remembered I needed to finish glueing together the cardfronts for a card swap I’m in, so while I got all 11 of those cards done, I only got 3.5 cards done for the workshop on Saturday.

There is still room in the group on Saturday, let me know if you would like to join us. I will also make card kits available if you cannot attend in person but want the supplies to make them on your own. Cost for the kits is the same as the class – you get all envelopes, precut supplies, and instructions for creating all the cards plus free shipping!

I’m still finalizing the set of cards we will be making but here are 3 very likely candidates.


  Check the calendar for more upcoming stamping events!

Christmas cards from a stamp-a-stack class

This weekend I went to Bellingham, WA to visit my mom and attend her Christmas card stamp-a-stack.  We made 3 cards each of four different designs using some of the new holiday stamps from Stampin’ Up!  It ended up being a mother/daughter event with two other mother/daughter pairs plus a couple more ladies joining us.  It was a lot of fun and neat to not only come away with 12 cards but also to get some new ideas on how to use some of the stamp sets.  I have to admit, I wasn’t too excited by the Snow Swirled stamp set but after this afternoon and some other samples I’ve seen…I’m now thinking about getting it. 🙂 Check out the cards we made.

all card designs by Kathy Thisted