by Stacey Cogswell, Independent Stampin'Up Demonstrator

Monday, January 31, 2011

January 2011 Stamp Camp Treats....Got Love?

For the last 5 years I've been holding stamp camps each month to show friends how to create great Stampin'Up! projects and one of the perks of coming to camp is the hand made treat I make for each of them.  I've never taken a single picture of these treats, so I thought I would start and then show all of you.  The "Got Love" little milk carton was the treat for the January stamp camp.  I cut out the milk carton then dry embossed it used the polk-a-dot embossing folder, this is hard to see in the picture, but they looked great.  The hearts were cut out of the very fun Real Red Glitter paper.  They turned out really great and instead of filling them with "milk" chocolate, I decided to fill them with conversion hearts.  Hope you like them!

                                           Created by Stacey Cogswell
                                               Copyright Stampin'Up!

Stampin'Up! Products used to make this project:

Stamp Set:  Got Treats (119114 wood mount $24.95 or 120627 clear mount $17.95)
Card Stock: Real Red, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White and Real Red Glitter paper.
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories:  Milk Carton Die/Big Shot, Polk-a-dot embossing folder, mini Library clips, Pretty in Pink and Real Red 1/8" ribbon and tacky tape.


Friday, January 28, 2011

January Stamp Camp Project #4

Created by Stacey Cogswell
Copyright Stampin'Up!

This was the last project created for the January stamp camp and worth the wait!  This super easy project features paper from the Designer Series Paper Pack (Level I Hostess set), and a cute little calendar I purchased from a company called Stamp On This.  Add a chipboard square, some large rivets and some coordinating ribbon, a magnet and you've got fun little calendar to hang on your refrig.   

Here is a close up view.
Created by Stacey Cogswell
Copyright Stampin'Up!

Products used to create this project:

Card stock: Designer Series Paper of your choice.
Accessories: Big Shot, Scallop Square Bigz Clear Die(#115950 $21.95),Scallop Squares Duo Bigz Die (#120903 $21.95) Crop-a-dile, Jumbo Eyelets, 1/2" Stitched-poly Ribbon and a magnet.
Chipboard and calendar from Stamp On Thing.


Wednesday, January 26, 2011

A belated Happy New Year

Created by Stacey Cogswell
Copyright Stampin'Up!

Well, I guess you could say I'm a little behind on my posting, since I'm showing you a Happy New Years card/project and it's almost February!  Oh, well...maybe you can glean some ideas anyway.  These were the cards I made instead of Christmas cards this year. For those people close, they also received the little matching treat box.  To create the "sky" on both the card and box I used my brayer, ink and the masking technique.
Happy Belated New Year to all of you!

Stampin'Up! Products used to make this card:

Stamp set: Lovely as a Tree and retired greeting
Card Stock: Whisper White and Basic Black
Ink: Basic Black and Marina Mist
Accessories: Brayer, White gel pen, Vanilla Spritz spray, Big Shot and Fancy Favor Die (#115965 $39.95)


Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Sale-a-bration is here!!


The one time of year that we all wait for has finally arrived! It's Sale-a-bration! As if the Stampin'Up! Idea Book and Catalog wasn't enough, Stampin'Up has also just released a new Mini Occasions collection catalog and an exclusive Sale-a-bration catalog.  View catalogs here!  As always there are so many wonderful and exciting products in these catalogs including clear mount stamps (LOVE THESE!), new punch designs (VERY COOL), dazzling designer paper and amazing new accessories unlike we've ever seen from Stampin'Up! and here is your chance to win some of these new products for FREE!

It's also the time of year for the annual $1000 catalog party! I need 10 or more participants to show these exciting new catalogs to their friends, families and co-workers and each collect $100 in orders (before shipping). You can order all by yourself or collect any combination of orders totaling $100 to be included in the prize drawings, where everyone will win a prize! But this isn't the only way to earn FREE stamps sets. Because it's Sale-a-bration, every person who places a $50 order will get to choose a FREE Sale-a-bration product of their choice. What could be better than that! If you would like to participate, but don't has a Idea Book/Catalog or the mini catalogs, please let me know and you'll receive a FREE catalog just for participating. Double your chances of winning a great prize; an extra prize slip will to awarded to the individual who collects the most in sales! (over $100).
Everyone wins a prize:
1 Grand prize winner: $100 in FREE Stampin'Up! products of your choice.
1 person will win the complete Circle Cutter package including one 12x12 glass cutting plate and refill blades a $54.00 value.
1 person will win $25 in Stampin'Up! products of your choice.
1 person will win a Level III Hostess set of their choice.
1 person will win a Level II Hostess set of their choice.
1 person will win a Level I Hostess set of their choice.
1 person will win the Level I Hostess set "After Thoughts".
1 person will win a Scallop Trim Punch.
2 people will win a Sale-a-bration product of their choice.
(This prize drawing is based on at least 10 people submitting orders totaling $100 or more. Prizes may increase or decrease depending on the participation level.)

As you look through these catalogs and Sale-a-bration mini catalog, you will realize how easy it will be to collect $100 in orders from yourself or your friends. With so many new products this is an exciting time to be a Stampin'Up! customer and you will see how easy it is to collect orders. Collect two $50 or four $25 orders and you're done! Even if you don't place an order yourself but your friends do, you will still be included in the drawing for the FREE products!

E-mail or call me today if you would like to participate. Orders for the $1000 catalog party are due Thursday, February 10th, 2011. For those that participate, there will be a special prize drawing party on that same day, February 10th, 2011 at 6:30. So make your wish list now and have it ready to turn in during the prize drawing party....if you're one of the lucky ones to win a "your choice" prize! You don't have to attend the drawing party to claim your prize, but I hope you'll be able to come. If you can't attend the drawing party, you will be notified by phone and you will have until February 13th to contact me with "your choice". I must receive everyone's "choices" in order to place the order, so if I don't hear from you by the deadline, I will decide which "choice" you receive for your prize.

I hope to hear from you today, you don't want to miss out on this great opportunity to win some great FREE Stampin'Up! products and have a great time!

Stacey Cogswell
Stampin'Up! Demonstrator
View catalogs here!

Monday, January 24, 2011

A sad time

Created by Stacey Cogswell
Copyright Stampin'Up!

I never thought I would ever have to make a sympathy card for a child, but this week that's exactly what I had to do.  An 8 yr. old boy on my son's skate team lost his father to cancer one week ago.  His father, Harvey, was a wonderful man and he will be greatly missed by all the other children and parents.  I was given the job by the coaches to create a card for him.  Being the only other boy on the team, I figured that my son would be the closest to this little boy, so I asked him what he thought it should look like.  He wanted it to be as bright and happy as possible.  He also didn't want it to be too girly, so this is what we came up with.  The "little" people represent the children on the skate team and we had each of them sign it.  Our hope is that he will know how much we all care about him and ease the pain of losing his father at such a young age just a little bit.


Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Carryover Products from Stampin'Up!

Holiday mini carryover

Many of you have asked about what items from the Holiday mini might be held over.......well I'm happy to announce that several great products are still available!  I know the picture is really small, but I've included a list below which will give you the items numbers and prices.  If you would to order any of these great products just drop me an email.

Have a wonderful evening!

Item # Description Price

120890 Candy Wrapper Bigz L Die $32.95

120903 Scallop Squares Duo Bigz Die $21.95

120893 Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die $42.95

120901 Northern Frost Decorative Strip $21.95

120902 Northern Flurry Textured Impressions Embossing Folder $7.95

120889 Spider Web Textured Impressions Embossing Folder $7.95

120982 Northern Trim Letterpress Plate $5.95

120980 Trick or Treat Letterpress Plate $7.95

120908 3/4" x 15/16" Oval Punch $10.95

120984 Waffle Paper (Assortment 1) $9.95

122124 8" x 8" Page Protectors (20) $7.95

120981 Joyful Season Letterpress Plate $5.95

120910 Vintage Frames D├ęcor Stencils $14.95

122265 Uninked Craft Stampin' Pad $4.95

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

January 2011 Stamp Camp Project #3

Created by Stacey Cogswell
Copyright Stampin'Up!

This fun little project uses the traditional Valentine's colors of Real Red, Pretty in Pink and Whisper White, plus the new totally sparkly glitter paper for the new Occasion's mini catalog.  Thanks to my friend and fellow demonstrator in Florida I found this great company called Clearbags that carries all kinds of clear bags and boxes.  The one I decided to use for this camp is a 1" x 8" clear tube that perfectly holds a row of M&M's.  When I made the sample I only had red M&M's, but now that the Valentine's candy is available yours will be red, pink and white!  Add a cute tag, a glittery heart, some ribbon and you have a sweet gift to give. Pair it with a little 3x3 card with matching envelope and your favorite Valentine will know just how you feel about them.

Products used to make this project: 

Stamp set: Love You Much (#113756 wood only $25.95)
Cardstock: Real Red, Pretty in Pink, White and Glimmer Paper (#121790 $3.95 for two 12x12 sheets)
Ink/Markers: Real Red and Basic Black
Accessories: Scallop Circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, Scallop Trim/Border punches, white 1/8" Taffeta ribbon, Red Polka-a-Dot ribbon (currently on clearance rack) and Confetti Explosion builder wheel with Real Red ink/standard handle.

Hope you like it!  I'm finishing up the final touches on the last stamp camp project, so check back in a couple of days.


Tuesday, January 4, 2011

January 2011 Stamp Camp Project #2

The love continues with this project and what's even cooler is I'm going to show you how to make this one card three ways!  Starting with the new mini occasion's embossing folder framed tulips, a large Scallop circle and plain circle cut with the Big Shot will give you the base to the card.  Now the fun begins.  You can use the new al a carte stamp Be My Valentine, basic pearls, a little spritz spray and some pop dots to create this beautiful Valentine's card.
Or you can use the cool new stamp set Take a Spin to create an interactive card and nay one would love to receive.  I choose to make this a Valentine's card, but you can make it for any occasion you like just by highlighting another triangle. How cool is that!  Plus the little spinner actually works!

Then lastly, if you just want a plain, no greeting card you can add a big flower to the center of the card.

 Products used to create these cards:

Stamp sets: Be My Valentine (#122045 wood only $8.95), Take a Spin (#121937 wood $28.95, #122015 clear $20.95) or Petal Pizzazz (#114417 wood only $32.95)
Card Stock: Rose red, Baja Breeze and Very Vanilla
Ink: Rose Red and Baja Breeze classic ink
Accessories: Big Shot, Large Scallop, Framed Tulip embossing folder, Basic pearls, Game spinner hands, piercer tool, white gel pen and dimentionals.

Project #3 on the the way tomorrow!


All Projects Created by Stacey Cosgwell  Copyright Stampin'Up

Monday, January 3, 2011

Jan. 2011 Stamp Camp Project #1

Created by Stacey Cogswell
Copyright Stampin'Up! 

This project features the designer series paper Love Letter and three different stamp sets; Love You Much, With All my Heart and Cute Curly.  I love to show how a card design can be altered just by changing the greeting, this way you can go home with two of the cards you like the most. We will also be heat embossing the greeting so they'll really pop off the front of the card.  Add a gem, punched heart or a popped up embellishment and you have a easy but gorgeous card.  Because I'm using an entire package of designer series paper for this class, the background prints will vary for each person, but don't worry all the cards will look great!   

Products used to create this card:

Card Stock: Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla
Designer Series Paper: Lover Letter (#117162 $9.95 for 12 double sided 12x12 sheets)
Stamp Sets: Love You Much (#113756 wood only $25.95)
                   With All My Heart (#118134 wood $17.95 or #118623 clear $13.95)
                   Curly Cute (117014 wood $19.95 or #120510 clear $14.95)
Ink: Vanilla Craft ink and Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: White embossing powder, embossing buddy, heat tool, basic jewels, Pinking heart corner and edge punch, three heart punch, scallop circle punch, 1 3/8" and 1 1/4" circle punches.

Enjoy and come back tomorrow for details on the next stamp camp projects.


Saturday, January 1, 2011

January 2011 Stamp Camp Projects

(3 of the 4 projects are shown, I'm still waiting on some supplies to finish the last project)
Created by Stacey Cogswell
Copyright Stampin'Up!

 Happy New Year! 
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas, are rested and ready to start off the new year stampin'. 
 Stamp camp will be Friday Jan. 21st from 6:00-10:00 pm 
Saturday Jan. 22nd from 2:00-6:00 pm. 
The cost: $15.00 and the registration deadline is January 14th.

I'm really excited to get back into stamping and show you all the new products coming out on January 4th in the 2011 Occasions mini catalog.  As always, Stampin'Up! has come out with a whole lot of fun new products and it was hard for me to decide which ones to get first.......notice I said "first".....I'm just like many of you.....I want it all too!

Anyway, I have created all the projects for the January stamp camp with Valentine's in mind. But as always, several of the projects can be made into another occasion very easily, which I will provide the supplies to do so if you like.  I can't wait to show you my favorite new things..... the Take a Spin stamp set and little metal spinners!  Just think about how much fun it will be to send a card to someone that actually moves.  I'm also showcasing the new designer series paper Love Letter and the a la carte stamp Be My Valentine.  With a little extra time over the holiday to surf the web, I found this great company that sells all kinds of containers that are "clear", so one of the projects is a clear tube like bag filled with M&M's.  I paired this with a little tag and note card featuring the new Real Red glitter paper.  Wait until you see this paper.  It is so cool and it really is GLITTERY!

The last project is a little 2011 calendar for you to hang on you refrigerator.  I'm waiting for just the right color of ribbon to arrive before I can finish it.....but I will post a picture as soon as I'm finished.  Over the next couple of days, I will also be posting a close up picture of each project with all the supply please keep checking back.  

Hope to see you at camp!  Don't wait to sign up, Friday night is already 1/2 full.