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This is my little creative get away spot in a very hectic world. I love to stamp, meet other stampers and share my inspirations. So come and, sit for a while, explore my site and leave a comment when you can.
PENNY HANUSZAK, CONSULTANT, Independent Stamping Up Demonstrator, http://pennyhanuszak.stampinup.net

Email: pennyhanuszak@telus.net




Wednesday, January 29, 2014

SALE-A-BRATION IS HERE!!!!!


The waiting is over!  Stampin' Ups! biggest sale event of the year has arrived and you can take advantage of all the Sale-a-bration flyer has to offer between now and March 31st.  

How Can You Take Advantage?  

It's simple:

1.  Purchase.  For every $60.00 (before shipping & taxes) purchased, you will qualify for a free Sale-a-bration item.

2.  Host a Workshop/Party and earn $40 more hostess dollars for a qualifying party, or 

3.  Join Stampin' Up! during Sale-a-Bration and get $190 worth of product, for just $125.00.



Textured Boutique Embossing Machine:  


Here's a great way to earn free product and get a great deal on the new 



This fantastic, light weight, easily transportable little machine is the answer to your embossing dreams - it's embossing made easy! 

The Texture Boutique is the perfect, portable tool to create embossed cards, tags, embellishments, and more. Use it with our Stampin' Up! exclusive Textured Impressions Embossing Folders. 
The Texture Boutique Embossing Machine works with Textured Impressions Embossing Folders to transform ordinary cardstock, paper, metallic foil, or vellum into an embossed, textured masterpiece. This machine embosses only; it does not die cut. Comes with 1 pair of Standard Embossing Pads and 1 Mylar Shim.

How About a Great Deal?
During Sale-a-Bration order the Texture Boutique Embossing Machine and the three new textured embossing folders featured in the Occasions Catalogue (for a total of  $60 or more) and you'll qualify for a FREE Sale-A-Bration gift.

The Decorative Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (item 133520) would be the perfect choice! You have until March 31, 2014, to qualify for the free gift.

Here's a look at these great new folders from the Occasions Catalogue.  I know you'll want to add them to your collection:


If you have any questions about Sale-a-bration or this promotion please contact me and I'll be happy to answer your questions.   Happy Stamping!

Penny
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Friday, January 17, 2014

SAVE THE DATE: SALE-A-BRATION IS COMING!


SALE-A-BRATION IS COMING! 

Sale-A-Bration is Stampin' Up!'s biggest sales event of the year, and it's the best opportunity for you to earn free products!  

From January 28 to March 31st, you can earn free Stampin' Up! products for every $60.00 purchase (excluding tax and shipping) that you make.  You can really benefit from this great shopping period and experience SALE-A-BRATION in three great ways.  You can: 
  • get involved simply by shopping, 
  • by hosting a party in your home or holding a virtual party, 
  • or you can join Stampin' Up! and get a great deal on your Demonstrator Starter Kit!  
Whichever way you choose to participate, you won't be disappointed.

 SHOP - HOST- JOIN 

This year Stampin' Up! has made it easier than ever for you to earn free products. The Sale-A-Bration brochure features seven bundles which are each priced around $60--perfect to earn a Sale-A-Bration freebie.  The bundles have been designed to meet specific needs and interests, so whether you're interested in home decor, making birthday or special occasion cards, or just having a stash of cards on hand, there'll be a bundle or maybe two that you'll fall in love with. 

Host a party and earn even more rewards!  Check out the chart above to see all the free goodies you can get.  If you have a $400.00 party not only will you get $65.00 in Hostess dollars, but you'll get one item at 50% off and an additional $30 more in hostess dollars.  That's $95.00 in Hostess Dollars, and just think what you could buy (think big ticket item) with the 50% off.  

Join My Team!  There's no better time to join my team as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator than during Sale-A-Bration. 

Take advantage of this offer at the beginning of the sales period and you'll be eligible to host your own workshops and take advantage of free products too! Ask me what additional perks there are for joining during Sale-A-Bration.

Also check out my previous post for the announcement from Houston, because if you join now, you can attend the Stampin' Up! Convention in Salt Lake City, July 2014 for FREE! That's a $300.00 savings 



Attend Stampin' Up 2014 Convention for FREE!!!

Stampin' Up! Leadership has recently ended in Houston Texas with some awesome never before offered news, and I'm super excited to be able to share some of it with you. 

The "biggest" announcement is that..... drum roll please ............ anyone who's signed up as a new Stampin' Up! Demo between July 2013 to June 2014 will have their registration fee for Convention 2014 WAIVED!   OMG that's incredible!  That's about a $300 US savings.

How awesome is that?  If you've read my past posts on Convention, you'll know that there's no greater thrill for a Stampin' Up! Demo than hitting that Convention floor in Salt Lake City and being with fellow stampers for 4-5 days of stamping heaven!   

Wow this announcement means that if you want the opportunity to be a hobby demo and earn 20% off your purchases or if you want to start up your own small business, by joining my team now you can also register to attend Convention in 2014 for FREE!! (transportation & accommodation is not included).  And, if you join during the upcoming Sale-a-bration Event you'll get even more savings and bonuses (Sale-a-bration starts January 28).  

Just call or email me to let me know if you're interested in this great offer and want to be part of my team and you can take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to go to Salt Lake City for Convention 2014.  

Even if you can't make it to Convention, there are so many great things about being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. I would love  to have you join my team. NOW IS THE TIME!! Contact me at 778-880-1296 or pennyhanuszak@telus.net.

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Thursday, January 16, 2014

Valentine's Day - Pretty Projects

Beside Christmas, I still find Valentine's Day to be one of my most creative times of the year.  

As a young girl I couldn't wait to deliver my handfull of Valentine's to my school mates and collect several in return.  In those days we used to purchase a book of paper Valentine's and then carefully cut them out.  I don't rememer there being any envelopes, but I do remember writing little verses on the back of these cute little bits of artwork.  What fun! 

Speaking of having fun, I attended Cheryl LeFore's January stamp club the other night and was thrilled to make two Valentine's Day projects, and I'm excited to be able to share them with you.  

Project No. One - Valentine Heart Card
Cheryl was inspired by Peggy Noe's Pretty Paper Crafts Occasions Sneak Peak featuring the Language of Love stamp set to recreate a card for our first project. Although this card may look difficult, it was pretty straightforward and fun to put together.  Here are the details.  

Supplies:

Card Stock:
Whisper White #100730 for card base and stamped images
Pool Party #122924
Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper Stack #132996

Ink:
Real Red #126949
Pool Party #126982

Stamps:
Countless Sayings #135892, Photopolymer Stamp Set (NEW)
Language of Love # 133077 (NEW) 

Accessories:
1/8" Real Red Taffeta Ribbon #119251 
Basic Rhinestones #119246
Small Heart Punch #117193
Scallops Texturized Embossing Folder #132971 (NEW)
Owl Builder Punch #118074
Hearts a Flutter Framelit Dies #
Banner Framelits #132173

Assembly:
1.  Cut Whisper White card stock to 8 1/2 x 4 1/2

2.  Cut 1/2 x 4 1/2 piece of Pool Party card stock and emboss with Scallops Embossing Folder.
The beautiful rows and rows of scallops on this embossing folder are simply beautiful! 

3.  Cut 8" piece of Red Taffeta Ribbon. Secure ends to back of Pool Party piece and trim.  Use trimmed piece to tie a bow in the front.  Clip ends of ribbon so they don't fray.

4.  Adhere Pool Party piece to Whisper White card base.

5.  Using Hearts a Flutter Framelit Dies cut out the following heart shapes:
  • 2 scallop hearts in Real Red card stock
  • 4 scallop hearts from Fresh Prints DSP stack for card front (2 of each pattern)
  • 2 medium sized hearts in Real Red card stock
  • 4 small hearts in Fresh Prints DSP each a different pattern
Coordinating colors: Coastal Cabana, Crumb Cake, Real Red, Whisper White. 
■ 48 sheets: 4 ea. of 12 double-sided designs
■ 4-1/2" x 6-1/2"
■ Acid free, lignin free
6. On scrap piece of Whisper White card stock stamp line image from Language of Love stamp set in Pool Party and again in Real Red inks.  Punch out two each of Pool Party and Real Red Hearts (different designs) with Small Heart Punch.  

7.  Stamp large heart from Language of Love stamp set in Real Red on scrap of Whisper White card stock.  Cut out with Hearts a Flutter Framelit and glue this piece to one of the large scallop hearts in Real Red.  

8.  To  assemble line up card stock base on grid paper so the top of the card is facing towards the 5 1/2" measurement on the grid.  This will be your reference mark so you don't go over the size of a standard envelope.  Lay two different patterned larger DSP hearts on left and right hand side of the card base front making sure they don't go beyond the 5 1/2" mark and then adhere. Flip the card base over and adhere the matching patterned hearts to the back side of the front heart.  
Card Front.
 9. On the front side of the card adhere the Red Scalloped Heart in between the two DSP Hearts with dimensionals.  Flip card over and attach second Red Scalloped heart to the backside of the card, lining up the heart with the one on the front.

10.  Punch out a teeny little heart in Pool Party using the Bird Builder Punch. Attach a basic rhinestone to the center of this little heart and then attach to the bottom right hand side of the Red Scalloped Heart on the front of the card with a dimensional.  

11.  Attach two of the DSP Hearts (different patterns) to each of the large DSP hearts on the card front with dimensionals.  Try to angle them towards the center.  

12.  Flip card to inside and adhere two die cut hearts on right inside panel matching height of these hearts to the left hand panel.  Attach the Pool Party embossed heart to the center of these two hearts.

13.  To finish off left hand side of the inside of the card, attach one each of the stamped red and pool party hearts with dimensionals.

14.  Stamp XO from the Countless Sayings Photopolymer stamp set in Real Red ink randomly on the inside of the card on each panel.


Project No. Two - Valentine Gift Bag:



This second project was quick and simple to make using the Sweet Heart Treat Bags #134610 from  the "Whole Lot of Love" Valentine Promotion. These treat bags are such a great deal.  Each $6.95 package includes 12 heart sacks made out of really good quality paper, 12 die cut labels, 12 pre-cut pieces of Pool Party Baker's Twine.  

Supplies:
Stamp Sets:
That's The Ticket #131946(w) or 128075(cm)

Card Stock:
Whisper White #100730
Real Red #102482
Red Glimmer Paper #121790

Ink:
Pool Party #126982

Accessories:
Sweetheart Treat Bags #134610
Spiral Flower Originals Die #    pg 32 Occasions catalogue
Owl Builder Punch #118074
Ticket Duo Builder Punch #126883
Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder #117335
Basic Pearls #119247
Big Shot Machine
Glue Gun or Tombow Adhesive 
Hershey or other flat Chocolate Bar

Assembly:

1.  Remove one of the Sweet Heart Envelopes from the kit and put a Chocolate Bar inside.  We used a Hershey's chocolate bar which lies flat in the envelope.  

2. Cut a 2 x 3" piece of Real Red cardstock into a banner and emboss it with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder and the big shot machine.  Adhere this banner point side down to the left hand side of the Sweet Heart Envelope.

3. Scrunch a 4 x 5" piece of Whisper White card stock into a ball and break down card stock fibers.  Unroll and place card stock on Spiral Flower Originals Die and roll through Big Shot Machine. 

4. Using a wooden dowel or quilling tool and starting at the small end of the flower spiral roll up the flower.  The tighter you roll the tighter and smaller the rose will be.  When you get to the end fold the large scallop underneath the flower and secure with either tombow glue or a heat gun.  I prefer the heat gun as it drys immediately.  Glue a Basic Pearl to the inside of the rose.  Use the heat gun again to glue the flower to the Real Red Banner on the left hand side. 
I love the texture that scrunching up the card stock gives to this flower it makes it look so real.   If you look closely you can see the Basic Pearl Jewel Accent that was adhered with the glue gun to the inside of the rose.  Perfect touch! 

5. Adhere a blue striped banner from the Sweet Heart Treats kit to the middle of the Real Red banner.  See picture for placement.  

6.  Stamp the Valentine ticket from the "That's The Ticket Stamp Set" in Pool Party ink on a small scrap of Whisper White card stock.  Punch this ticket out using the Ticket Duo Builder Punch.  
That's the Ticket Stamp set is on pg 33 of the IB&C is simply perfect for any occasion.  

7.  Punch out a small heart with the Owl Builder Punch from the Red Glimmer Paper and adhere it with 2-way glue onto the stamped heart on the ticket.  Attach the ticket to the blue banner with dimensionals. 

8.  Using a strip of the Pool Party Baker's Twine from the kit, wrap it around the bag 3 or 4 times and tie off in the front of the bag.  Cut off the tails of the twine if too long.  

Voila, you've just created an extra sweet little gift bag for someone you love! 


Video Tutorial On the Spiral Rose:


Promotions and Specials 
Best of 25 Years:  
NEW Weekly Deals! 
Online Only Stamps: 
New Arrivals:
Clearance Rack: 
Valentine Products:  
Photopolymer Stamps:
Undefined Carve your own stamps: 
Newest MDS Downloads 

Hope you enjoyed these tutorials and information and will come by again. Leave me a comment and you'll simply make my day!  


Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Weekly Deals - January 14 - Jan 20

It's the start of another week of  great offers on the Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals promotion.  Here are the items on sale this week.  Save up to  25%  off from January 14th through January 20th, while supplies last.




Saturday, January 11, 2014

FREE 2012-2014 INCOLOR STAMPIN' WRITE MARKERS FOR NEW SUBSCRIBERS


New Paper Pumpkin subscribers who sign up at My Paper Pumpkin between January 11 and February 10, 2014, will receive a FREE set of 2012-2014 In Color Stampin' Write Markers -a $19.95  value-with their Welcome Kit.

The Fine Print
This special offer is only valid for new subscribers.  To take advantage of this time limited special offer you  must sign up at the Paper Pumpkin Web Site no later than February 10, 2014.  

The markers will be sent with your Welcome Kit.  No coupon code is required but make sure you ask for me as your demonstrator

Anyone who signs up for a Paper Pumpkin membership during the promotion dates will get a set of 2012-2014 In Color Stampin' Write Markers.



Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Weekly Deals - January 7 - 13th!

It's time for Stampin' Ups! newest weekly deals.  From today until January 13th I hope you'll take advantage of these wonderful savings on products I know you'll love.


Click here to see these savings on line.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Weekly Deals - Dec 31st to January 6, 2014

Weekly Deals:
I'm expecially excited this week to see the Circles Collection and Window Frames Collection Framelits.  What a great deal on these!  

I'm also excited about the Silver Glimmer paper and know I'll be ordering several packages of this for my stash.  How about you?  

To check out the weekly deals On-line just click here: 




2014 Occasions Now Available!

Happy New Year Everyone!  
Wow 2014.... it's arrived!  Can you believe it? I've been on a relaxing family holiday and really enjoyed being away, but now that I'm back, it's time to get caught up and begin with a fresh start.

In keeping with "out with the old and in with the new" traditions, Stampin' Up! has retired the Holiday Catalogue and moved into the new year with the release of it's exciting new catalogue, called 2014 Occasions.     

2014 Occasions Catalog:  Available January 3rd to May 31, 2014.  
2014 Occasions Catalogue and Supply List:

To check out all the exciting new products in this catalogue you can view the On-line PDF version by clicking here.  

For the Supply Lists for all the beautiful projects displayed in this catologue just click here.  Quick links to both the PDF version  and the supply lists will be permanently available on my blog sidebar for ease of access in the near future.  

If you'd like to get a catalogue of your own you can purchase one for $1.50 by entering the product code #134947 on your next order.  If you choose me as your demonstrator, and place a minimum order of $25 you'll receive all of the catogues released by Stampin Up during a catalogue year for FREE.  

Holiday Catalogue Carry Over Stamps and Accessories: 

Although the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog has expired, you still have an opportunity to get some of those stamps that you mght have missed out on. Here's the link to the holiday items that are still available for purchase. They will be available until May 31st, 2014 as carryover sets.