Tuesday, December 20, 2011

I WILL BE BACK!!!

I promise!  I am just taking time off because I have had family for over a month and I've had to put EVERYTHING that I normally do aside.  It's just too hard to "do your own thing" when you have extras at home.

Happy Holidays!

Remember - the CLEARANCE RACK is still going strong!

Stampin' Hugs,
Randee

Monday, November 21, 2011

Stampin' Up! Extravaganza!


Our Online Extravaganza has begun. I love sales, don't you? Especially ones that I can enjoy from the comfort of my own home. That's right — no malls, no crowds, no fighting for a parking space ... shop 24/7 in the comfort of your home. Turn on some holiday music, sip a cup of hot cocoa, and save big with a few pushes of a button. Starting today, we have incredible discounts on over 50 items--up to 60 percent--saving big on your favorite products. Visit my Online Store to see the complete list of discounted items.


If you are local and prefer to contact me directly to place your order, feel free!  I love visiting with you.
And - today only (Nov 21) two of our newest items are on sale!  Our Simply Scored and Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps have extra savings.


Happy Stampin'
Randee

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

And it keeps coming!

Just a quick note to show you a few more things that I am selling.


Tote-Ally Awesome Tote  $10


New - Punch Tin $25  (Paid $40 plus tax and shipping)

 $5

New in vacuum sealed container - $20


8 X 11 -  $30  (I have some 12X12's available for $50 each at my other house.  Contact me if interested.)

Various items - Embossing powders, papers, punches, pen holder, etc.

$4 each/ all for $12




Crop in Style
and contents (stickers, lots of templates, frames, etc)
$30  Sold

I also have a Pazzles machine and all the CD's and extras that I got a few years back and never used.  It's the old design.  I paid almost $600 (yikes!) and am taking bids/offers for it.  It has only been used once.  It's similar to a Silhouette cutter, but I could never really take the time to figure it out.

More later!

Stampin' Hugs,
Randee

Stampin', Scrappin' and Crafts!: Repurposed Starbucks

Stampin', Scrappin' and Crafts!: Repurposed Starbucks

Sunday, October 16, 2011

More added to Sale!

I have been able to index and price several more items.  You will probably notice that the DSP's and the Simply Scrappin' are not as deeply discounted as the stamp sets.  This is because I can always use them in my scrapbooking and can't take too big of a loss on them.  I hope you understand :-)


Designer Series Papers - New, still in wrap - $9 each.  


Uptown
Enchante
Outlaw
Brocade Background
Cutie Pie
Urban Garden
Parisian Breeze
Bella Rose
Porcelain Prints
Afternoon Tea
Flowers for You
Petals and Paisleys
Loves Me
Raspberry Tart


Catalogs:  $1 each
I currently have every year from 2000 forward.  Sorry the 1998 and 1999 ones sold.

Simply Scrappin' Sets:  (all new in original wrapping)  $15 each

Just Delightful - Sold
Vintage Keepsakes
I'm Here - Boy
Summer Days
Tie the Knot
At Home - Sold
Campout - sold
Tickets and Tokens

I have about 10 of the Fiskers border punches.  If you are interested in them, let me know and I'll try to upload more pictures.

I also have a lot of ribbon and some embellishments that will be available at my sale.

For right now, I plan to have it Thu - Sat at my house this week (Oct 20-22.)  Please contact me if you would like to attend and I will send you the address.

Happy Stampin'!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Stampin' Stuff for Sale!

I need to clean out my craft room!  I have over 100 stamp sets that need a new home.  I am selling at less than half the original cost (plus you don't pay the additional 18% tax and shipping that I did!)

I will try really hard to keep this list updated as things sell, but I don't always have access to updating, so bear with me.  If you live in the Waxahachie, TX area, I will be having a sale at my house on October 20 and 21.  In addition to all the stamp sets, I have a cricut, misc ribbons, Simply Scrappin' sets, punches, decorative scissors, etc.  As I organize, I will update this list of items for sale.

If you are coming to my sale, I need to handle it on a cash only basis.  If you would like me to ship items, I can use paypal if you pay the additional 3% paypal fees and the shipping.

I'm working on organizing things.  Here's the start of how things are shaping up.



I decided to sort everything by price to make it a little easier.  I used several of my "Fun Friday Finds" to house and separate the sets.






Stamp sets for $6 each. 





Stamp Set
Condition
Borders Mini
Used, Mounted
Hang your Heart
New, Unmounted
Shell Greetings
Used, Mounted
Alpha Shadows
New, Unmounted
Alpha Shadows
Used, Mounted
Around and About (1)
1 of the 4 stamps mounted, used
Around and About (1)
New, Unmounted
Background Basics
Used, Mounted
Background Basics
New, Unmounted
Beyond the Basics
Used, Mounted
Bitty Bouquets
Used, Mounted
Close to Nature
New, Unmounted
Delightful Doodles
New, Unmounted
Fabulous Four
used, one mounted
In the Sky
Used, Mounted
Itty Bitty Backgrounds
Used, Mounted
Itty Bitty Borders
New, Unmounted
Kanji
Used, Mounted
Letter Perfect Backgroun
New, Unmounted
Little Shapes
Used, Mounted
Love Bug
New, Unmounted
Organic Grace
New, Unmounted
Petite Patterns
Used, Mounted
Small Script
Used, partially mounted
Stars and Swirls
New, Unmounted
Stars and Swirls
Used, Mounted
Thank You Blocks
Used, Mounted
Wee Watercolors
New, Unmounted
Wonderful Woodcuts
New, Unmounted





Sets for $8 each


Bella's Bloom
New, Unmounted
Wow Flowers
New, Unmounted
Bitty Bolds
Used, Mounted
Cute as a Bug
Used, Mounted
Lexicon of Love
1 of 4 mounted, used
Spring Pansy
Used, Mounted -  Sold
Things I Love
Used, Mounted-sold


Sets for $9 each

A Little Bit of Happiness
New, Unmounted-sold
A Little Love
New, Unmounted
Best Blossoms
New, Unmounted
Bunch o' Bugs
New, Unmounted
Congrats
New, Unmounted
For a Friend
New, Unmounted-sold
Friendship Blooms
New, Unmounted
Furnished with Love 
New, Unmounted
Haute Couture
New, Unmounted
It's a Girl Thing
New, Unmounted
Just Journaling
Used, Mounted
Lots of Thoughts
New, Unmounted-sold
Merci
New, Unmounted
Mini Messages
New, Unmounted
Nature's Wonders
Used, Mounted
Pindot Plaid
Used, Mounted
Seeing Spots
New, Unmounted
Smorgasborders
New, Unmounted
Sweet Flowers
New, Unmounted
Tagger's Dozen
New, Unmounted
The Fine Print
New, Unmounted
Victorian Lace
Used, Mounted
Weather or Not
New, Unmounted
Word by Word
Used, Mounted
Year-Round Cheer
Used, partially mounted-sold

Sets for $10

A - Z Accents
New, Unmounted
Boho Backgrounds
Used, partially mounted
En Francais
New, Unmounted
Gifts from the Orient
Used, Mounted
Kimono
Used, Mounted
Love Notes
New, Unmounted
Love Ya
Used, Mounted
Love ya Bunches
New, Unmounted
Painted Garden
Used, Mounted
Polka Dots and Paisley
New, Unmounted
Topiary
Used, Mounted
Watercolor Minis
New, Unmounted
Watercolor Minis
Used, Mounted
Delight in Life
New, Unmounted
Infinite Goodness
New, Unmounted
Just for Fun
New, Unmounted
I Like Your Style
Used, Mounted
Little Layers
Used, Mounted
Little Layers Plus
New, Unmounted
Love Always
Used, Mounted
Simply Summer
New, Unmounted
Sweet of You
New, Unmounted
Vogue Verses
Used, Mounted
Wreath of Roses
Used, Mounted

Sets for $11

Border Builders
Some mounted, Used
Both Way Blossoms
New, Unmounted
Eastern Blooms
New, Unmounted-sold
Fresh Cuts
New, Unmounted - sld
La Dee Da
New, Unmounted
Nature's Sketchbook
New, Unmounted
Perfect Plaids
Used, Mounted
Sketch an Event
Used, Mounted-sold
Simple Shapes
Partially mounted, used
You are My Sunshine
Used, Mounted

Sets for $12

All Occasions
New, Unmounted
All Occasions
Used, Mounted
Fresh Flowers
Used, Mounted
Something Nice
Used, Mounted
All About U
Used, Mounted
Block Party
New, Unmounted-sold
Love You Much
Used, Mounted

Sets for $13

Petal Prints
Used, Mounted
Cheep Talk
New, Unmounted
Party Hearty
New, Unmounted
Petal Prints
New, Unmounted

Sets for $14

Bloomin Wonderful
Used, partially mounted
Cottage Rose
Used, Mounted
Flora and Fauna
New, Unmounted
Hand- painted Petites
Used, Mounted
Definitely Decorative Daisy
Used, Mounted
Holiday Sampler
Used, Mounted
Mini Mates
Used, mounted
Pick a Petal
New, Mounted


Sets for $15

Enjoy Every Moment
New, Unmounted
Heartfelt Thanks
Used, Mounted
Petal Pizazz
New, Mounted

Sets for $18

Fun and Fast Notes
New, Partially Mounted
Wild Rose
New, Unmounted

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Join Now and get a FREE BIG SHOT!!

Ever dream of the perfect second family?  Stampin' Up! is that for me.  Most of my closest friends were made from  workshops I have held,or SU! events I have attended.  These have been long, lasting and absolutely FUN relationships!  (I've been a demo for over 11 years now.)

Whether you  would like to make some extra money, make new friends, or just get away from the spouse and kids, now is the time to become part of our Stampin' Up! family.  Join SU! between Oct 1-31 and you will receive a FREE BIG SHOT with your kit.  And, as an added incentive, if you join with me during the promotion and help me reach a new level with Stampin' Up!, I will send you a Set Sampler to get you started on building a successful business! Contact me for more information or click on the "Join My Team" button on the sidebar.


And, as if an awesome Joining Special isn't enough, check out these great deals!


I hope you are having a wonderful day!

Stamping Hugs,
Randee

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Triple Layer Punch Video

These new Triple Layer Punches really rock!  Check it out.  Then check out my website and order it!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Buy Three, Get One FREE!!


During August, get a FREE package of Stampin’ Up!’s®exclusive Designer Series Paper—a $10.95 value—when you buythree! Choose from a wide variety of designs and colors available in the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog and 2011Summer Mini Catalog.

Find a Designer Series Paper for every crafting occasion, every crafting project, and every creative mood.

We have an awesome new line-up of Designer Series Paper, so check them out now!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Friends and Fiji

I have been a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator since 1999 but, with the exception of the first five years, they have been as a hobby demonstrator (more because of circumstance than desire).   On my way to the Stampin’ Up! convention in 2004, I received word that my mom (and best friend) had passed away suddenly and unexpectedly.  My world was shattered.  I had a hard time functioning, much less being a demonstrator.   I could barely think of stamping, scrapping and crafting because it was a passion I shared with Mom, and the memories, while wonderful, were also painful.


Almost exactly 10 months later, while I was still deeply grieving, my husband broke his neck and back in a fall from a roof. The accident completely shattered his C-6 vertebrae and broke three bones in his lower back. The doctors said it was a miracle that he not only is alive, but that he was not paralyzed from the neck down.  They stated the obvious - his Angels were definitely with him that day.  He has lived with constant pain, some of it reducing a big, strong man to tears, and he has endured four surgeries.  Both his C-6 and his C-7 have been completely rebuilt with bone from his hip.  

I work full time and in addition to raising three children, I have had to take on more responsibilities than many wives do because of my husband’s condition.   I am telling you this, not for sympathy, but as an explanation of why my presence on my blog  and as a Demonstrator has been very limited.  BUT THAT’S ABOUT TO CHANGE!!


I just returned from this year’s Stampin’ Up! convention, and I brought back with me a renewed desire and passion for papercrafting and for cultivating new, lasting friendships that have always been the most cherished part of my Stampin’ Up! life.   I had put my creative life and making new friends on hold for over seven years now, but it’s time for to get back in the saddle, and I need your help!

It is such a helpless feeling to watch the person you love most in the world suffer through continual pain. It’s really a helpless feeling because you can’t do anything for him.  When they announced that the incentive trip for 2013 would be in FIJI, I realized that while I can’t do much to relieve his pain, I can create a Dream Experience for him, and maybe for a short time, he can ignore his body and just enjoy living.  In order to earn this trip for him, I must rebuild my Stampin’ Up! business.  I believe returning to one of my greatest passions will also make me a better wife.  You know the old saying, “If Mama ain’t happy, nobody’s happy!”


If you are reading this blog, it’s because you share my passion for Stamps, Scrapping and Paper Crafting.  Have you ever thought of purchasing the amazing Stampin’ Up! product for a discount?  Stampin Up! makes it easy.  Now through July 31st, you can order a Stampin’ Up! Starter kit for only $99!  So, depending on your needs, you can either start an incredible business for only $99 or you can become a hobby demonstrator (think “Discount Club Member”) and get a great discount on the types of products you already use and love.  To make it even sweeter, during this promotion, you will not only receive all the products in the starter kit, but you will receive this AWESOME bonus Christmas Keepsake Boxvalued at $40!  

That’s like getting a whole starter kit, and the ability to purchase wholesale for only $59! To get started, click on this link and Join Now!  Your password is thestampqueen.  Joining the Fun will enable you to get a great discount or build a great business.  Don’t just help me take my husband to Fiji...let’s go to Fiji together! To make the deal even sweeter - the first three people to sign up for a Demonstrator Discount will receive an ADDITIONAL Christmas Keepsake Box FREE!

Not really interested in Fiji or discounts, but love great products?  Feel free to place your order on my website, or contact me directly.  Here is the link to the online catalog.  If you prefer a hard copy, contact me.


I will keep you updated on the “Friends and Fiji” progress monthly, and starting in August, I will upload new projects to my blog at least twice a month.

There is so much more to share with you, but this post is already WAY too long.  Request more information by adding your name to my Newsletter list and let’s be new friends!


Thanks so much and Happy Stamping!




Thursday, February 17, 2011

From Shelly....

Here is a great look at some of the types of projects I see when I go to the SU! convention.  Don't want to miss out?  Sign up with me and go!  Enjoy!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day, Sweetie!

My guy is a combo Cowboy/Handyman.  He grew up building houses with his dad and has held various jobs where his handyman skills have been a prerequisite.  His current position, Ranch Manager, encompasses the Cowboy and Handyman side of him.  He makes sure the animals are well taken care of, he checks the fence line (however, these days, his horse is his Quad), he repairs the tractors that constantly break down during the "hay" season, etc.

I have been stamping and scrapping since before we were married.  I have stamped cards for him on every occasion.  I usually get the "thank you, that's nice, Sweetie" comments and the cards are quickly relegated to the drawer.  Last year, after a segment on Studio 5 about 'manly" cards, I made a Father's Day card for him made out of different hardware pieces.  He kept the card out and showed it to everyone.  It's been months since Father's Day and he still talks about the card.

Of course, with Valentine's Day, I wanted a card he wouldn't just shove in the drawer again.  Below is a picture of some of the items I purchased for his card.  To be honest, the only item used in the making of the card that is Stampin' Up! are the two punches and the hemp twine.


The picture isn't great quality, but what you see are tie plates, sandpaper, hook, eyes, nuts, nails, hinges, fence staple (I guess that's what that is - I just raided the Cowboy's tools) and drywall mesh.

I used the the Full Heart Extra Large punch (Item #119883 - $16.95) to cut three large hearts.  Two from the  drywall mesh (black) and one of the sandpaper.  (I should note that the punches I used are both Stampin' Up! but were purchased prior to the new, sleeker, easier storing punches.  If you want one, while the cut-out shape is the same, you would receive the new low-profile punch.)

      

As usual, I forgot to continue taking pictures throughout the creative process, but I took two nails, crossed them into an "X" and tied them together with the hemp twine.  I positioned two of the "X's" and a nut on the Large Full Hearts and positioned them on one of the tie plates.  I hooked the two tie plates together with a hinge.  I used glue dots to hold everything on except for the hinge, which had some extra help from a brad.


I really like the front of this card.  It's girlie enough to satisfy my inner woman, but he will appreciate the sentiment in the X's and O's.

I had to cover some printing/labels on the inside cover, which was where I used the Heart-to-Heart Extra Large Punch (Item #119881, $16.95).

For the inside, main portion of the card, I used sandpaper as my layer piece and created a sentence out of other hardware and a few letters.  In hindsight, I wish I had used one of our Alphabet Sets for the letter parts of my sentiment, but I'm too lazy to go back and correct it.  



And, if you are hardware challenged like I used to be, the inside translates into  "I'm hooked on you."

Remember, it's still Sale-A-Bration (translation - FREE STAMPS!)  For more info, see post below.

Happy Valentine's Day!  I hope it's a Wonderful, LOVE-filled day for you and yours.

Hugs,
Randee


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Sunday, February 6, 2011

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Occasions Like These Deserve SaleABrating!

Wowza!  I know you get tired of my stating that "this is the best mini (catalog, etc) yet," but I can't help it!  Stampin' Up! just keeps rocking on with awesome new stamp sets, accessories, fabrics, etc.  And, my wishlist grows bigger and more expensive!

The Occasions Mini is in effect NOW.  Click here and view it online.  You can order here.

On January 25th, the Sale-A-Bration starts!  What Christmas is to most children, SU! Sale-A-Bration is to Stampers, Papercrafters and Scrapbookers!  It's kind of like Christmas and your birthday all rolled into one!  For every $50 spent, you get to choose FREE items from the SAB brochure along with selected items from our mainline catalog.  Since SAB doesn't start until Jan 25th, I can't share the wonderful goodies included in the promotion just yet, but I can advise you to take a look at the Occasions Mini, make your wishlist and be ready to place your order on Jan 25th!  You will be glad you did!

So, Happy New Year.  May it bring you joy, laughter, prosperity and stamps!