Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Weekly Deals -December 30, 2014

Price: $28.95 $21.71
Make cupcake toppers, gift bag tags, and more for the birthday girl or boy in your life with the Amazing Birthday wood mount set. You'll love how easy party planning can be since the set coordinates with the 1-1/4'" Circle Punch and the Banners Framelits
Price: $5.95 $4.46
24 silver pieces: 8 ea. of 3 designs. 9/16" x 7/8".

Price: $9.95 $7.46

Create sweet edges for cards or envelopes. 2 pieces. Ea. 6-1/4" long.

Price: $16.95 $12.71
Punches are a quick and easy way to add interest, dimension, and color to your cards, tags, and scrapbook pages. You can glue punched shapes directly onto your projects or layer a sheet of cardstock that has been punched over a coordinating cardstock for
Price: $24.95 $18.71
Cut your stamped images, create layers and frames! 5 dies. Largest image: 2" x 2".
Price: $8.95 $6.71
Trendy must-have! Adorable twill with chevron design. Whisper White accent woven through. 10 yds.
Party Pennants Bigz L Die     133732
Price: $32.95 $24.71
Fast and easy cutting—shapes, 3-D items, and more. Largest image: 2-5/8" x 4-1/2".
Price: $32.95 $24.71
Fast and easy cutting—shapes, 3-D items, and more. Largest image: 2-5/8" x 4-1/2".
Price: $14.95 $8.97

This download was added on 1/18/2011

Bold colors and contemporary design make this download a stand-out. Use to create your Stampin' Up! Top 10 as we have done -- or create ANY top 10 photo book. (Think: Top 10 Things I Love About You or Top 10 Crazy Things You Don't Know About Me!) Includes complete 24-page designer template (size 11" x 8-1/2"), 11 embellishments, and a 14-piece stamp brush set. This template was used for the My Digital Studio Professional Print Product Sampler, demonstrator supply item # 124261. File size is large, so please allow sufficient time for download installation.

Click Here to see all this Weeks Deals

Less than one week to go for these great deals on Stamps, Big Shot Products, Washi Tape, Designer Series paper and ton of other things.  Please order by January 5.  Click here to see it all. 

Would you like to take a sneak peek at the Occasion and Sale-A-Bration Catalog, would you like to see some projects being made using these products.  Would you like to spend an hour or two on-line with me on New Years Day?  Well I am having an on-line event starting at 1 PM Mountain Time I will take you on a tour of the new catalogs and will demonstrate a few new products.  I will have shopping incentives and prizes  at about 12:50 PM you will be able to click this link http://meet.fm/marysstamping and be taken to the webinar.  If you do not have a microphone on your computer you will need to use your phone and call in at 650 281-0004 and use passcode 652433 to hear the webinar.  I had problems last time I used this system and now know that if your computer does not have a microphone you will not be able to hear it.  They are working on the issue but you will still need to call in if your computer has no microphone.  If you are on a tablet or smart phone you can down load a meet.fm application to use your device.

Hope you can come to this great event.

Happy Stamping 

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Weekly Deals - December 23, 2014

I am going to call this week the Stamp Set Weekly Deals.
Price: $37.95 $28.46
These labels, banners, and medallions, are all customizable with these cute little wood mount images and coordinating punches! Set Quantity: 24. First appeared in 2014-2015 Annual Catalog.
Price: $28.95 $21.71
Have you ever noticed that stars never shine brighter than when you really need them to? So encourage that little rock star and let others know what kind of star you see in them with the Be the Star wood mount set.

Set quantity: 10
Price: $2.95 $2.21
Fun colors twisted with Whisper White. 1/16" wide; 25 yds.
Price: $24.95 $18.71
Cut your stamped images, create layers and frames! 7 dies. Largest image: 2-3/16" x 3-1/2". Coordinates with Chalk Talk, Day of Celebration, Lovely Romance Stamp Sets.
Price: $8.95 $6.71
Trendy must-have! Adorable twill with chevron design. Whisper White accent woven through. 10 yds.
Price: $9.95 $5.97

This download was added on 12/25/2012

Download includes:
* Double-sided postcard designer template (3-1/2" x 5")
* 4-page décor designer template (8-1/2" x 11")
* Tag designer template (3-1/4" x 3-1/4" )
* 46-piece SVG stamp brush set*
* 3 embellishments

* Digital-exclusive
* Designer templates include: invite, framable, bottle tag, table tents, name tags, banner
* Elegant décor for your New Year’s party that’s perfect for ringing in the new year

Basic Gray, Midnight Muse, Sahara Sand, Summer Starfruit, Whisper White

* Note: SVG stamps won’t work with the original My Digital Studio software
Price: $24.95 $18.71
So you've baked something delightful and it's ready for taking to your friend except it needs a little tag to say "Thanks" or "Happy Birthday." Look no further. This wood mount set has four gorgeous images perfect for tags and they're even easy to get rea
Price: $26.95 $20.21
Cut your stamped images, create layers and frames! 8 layering dies. Largest image: 4-3/8" x 4-3/8".

Year End Closes out have been updated with some great items including some new and current stamp Sets.  Click here to see them all. 

Merry Christmas
Happy stamping

Tips & Techniques Tuesday - December 22, 2014 - Block Stamping

Good Morning - Today I am doing a throw back to one of my popular Techniques - Block Stamping.

Using your clear blocks to stamp a unique background.  I love this technique and I am sure you will also.

I hope you all have a great Christmas.

Up Coming On Line Live Event.
Thursday January 1, 2015 1 PM Mountain Time
Let's celebrate the New Year.
I will have an hour live demonstration.  You can see some great projects being made and check out some things from the New Occasion catalog and some items you can get for free from Sale-A-Bration. At 12:50 it will be live and you can head over there by Clicking Here.  There will be prizes and gifts. Check out the event at https://www.facebook.com/MaryTrautnerStampinUp/events

If you would like to order for the event please use this hostess Code for orders under $150. 4MJNGNFM. You will receive a set of cards plus a PDF of the instructions for all the demonstrations at the event for a $40 order or more.  If you are ordering over $150 please do not use the code and get your Hostess rewards.  I will still send you the cards and instructions.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Grandma's Rocking Chair - December 21, 2014 - What does it all mean?

Question today - So what does it all mean?

I am changing it up a bit.  I could tell you that it meant all the new stuff I have gotten from the Occasion Catalog.
I could tell you that it meant getting what I want and not what I really need -as I have that already.
But Yesterday I found out again what it means.
I am a Co-Director for our Church's Faith Formation program. This year we asked our Confirmation Class to put on a meal for the Homeless in the area.  We thought it would be good to do a Christmas meal since it seems everyone around here has Thanksgiving but very few Christmas meals.  The Confirmation Class picked out the meal, Ham, Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Salad, Corn, Green Beans, Rolls, Brownies and Pumpkin Pie.  We asked them and their parents to sign up to bring items and come and help on the day of the meal.  Our pre-K to 6th Grade classes were given Advent boxes and asked to help raise money for the ham and paper products needed.  We asked the parish to help with gifts for our guests and also for desserts.  We want each person to leave with a Christmas Present and not just a good meal.  We thought Deodorant, shampoo, soap, toothpaste, tooth brush, lotion, chap stick and gloves would be a nice present.  All the grades decorated bags for the presents and we were hoping to get enough for about 30 gifts.  We have about 30 students in our Confirmation class and were hoping about 16 would show up to help (Friday was their last day of class and most leave right after).  We made our final collection of Advent Boxes last Sunday and collected over $525 this from kids that may not be able to have Santa visit them.  One little girl tore her living room apart to collect all the loss change in their furniture she got almost $4.
Amber and I were at the church hall early on Saturday just to make sure we had things in place.  we were going to serve the meal from 12:00 noon until 1:30.  We told the students and parents to be there at 9 AM.

They came, we had all but 5 students show up and we had food and food and food.  We split the students into 4 teams.  1 decorating, 1 filling gift bags, 1 opening cans and one starting to cook.  I was in charge of the gift bags and decorating. 

By 9:30 all the decorating was done and by 10 all 84 gift bags were filled with 2 boxes of left overs.  Same thing happened in the kitchen everything was done.  All the ham was being sliced by the Knights of Columbus so we had about 45 minutes until we had to make the rolls so what else to do but say some prayers for our coming guests.  We went over to the church to pray the rosary and then came back to make rolls.  We had our cities Just Faith group come in to talk to the students about what to say and and how not to get offended if our guests didn't want help or smelt bad. What questions they could ask and not to be afraid.  These are 7th Grade students and I know how I was then and I surely wouldn't want to sit down and talk to someone I didn't know let alone a homeless person.

We did a few more things than what we had planned, we actually put place setting down and served early arrivals coffee or juice.  We were ready the just Faith group said to expect around 30 - 40 well about 50 - 60 showed up and that is when I realized what it all means.

The Parents were in the Kitchen making sure the food was always filled up while in front were our Students, the Just Faith group and Amber and myself.  The students greeted our guests, helped serve them, got drinks, and desserts for them and sat down and talked with them.

Amber and I had to leave a few times as God overwhelmed us with how great the students were.  Some we had to coach about sitting and talking to our guests but we had a few that went right away and would sit and eat with our guests.  We had students that would bring more food around to them and made sure that they had to go containers for two or three more meals.  God provided us with enough food to feed all there and to have enough left over to give to our local homeless shelter for meals for today and tomorrow  all this and we still had money from our $525 to give a check of over $100 to our homeless shelter.  God Blessed us yesterday in more ways than we thought he would.  After it was over we asked the students if they would do it again and they said yes.  We asked what they learned, overwhelmingly  it was that they are just like us, they are not bad people, they have families.  
So God once again taught us that we get back far more than we give when we walk in Jesus steps and take care of our brothers.

Thank You 2015 Confirmation Class for teaching your teachers that basic lesson again.

So it isn't how much stuff you get or what you get but what you give.

Happy Stamping