Ok so I was back, but then evidently I disappeared. My goal for this month is to post more than once.
Here are this weeks deals:
You can order these punches through my online store, by phone, by emailing me or hosting a class or workshop.
Ok so I was back, but then evidently I disappeared. My goal for this month is to post more than once.
Posted by Laura Fiske at 2:22 PM
Posted by Laura Fiske at 11:51 AM
It's here already. The final Deal of the week. This month went rediculously fast! The final Deal of the Week is the heart to heart punch. You have until Friday to get this punch 30% off! To order this punch head on over to my website. Be sure to check out all the other great items Stampin' UP! offers while your over there. Or, if you dont want to order online, just give me a call or shoot me an email and I will get you taken care of.
Posted by Laura Fiske at 7:25 AM
I just had to post this. Yesterday Yankee Candle had a kids day. They had Mr. and Mrs. Potato head, Bumble Bee from the Transformers, Mr. Play doh, My Little Pony, and I heard a rumor that the Monopoly guy was there, but we didnt see him. They had all kinds of things for the kids to do. They had twister, giant jenga, potato sack races, and a pre school center where there was gator gulf, limbo and elefun (the game where the elephant blows out butterflies and the kids try to catch them in nets). They also had candle dipping, wax works where you could dip your hand in the wax and make a sculpture and you could also make your own jar candle. Then they had this puzzle machine where they took your picture and inserted it into a scence of your choice and it made a puzzle of it. The boys each got spongebob, it was super cute. The boys had a blast and were really well behaved!
Hopefully today or tomorrow I will take some pictures of the cards we made at the class yesterday and get those posted. Until then, thanks for surfin my blog.
Posted by Laura Fiske at 1:29 PM
■ Each kit contains approximately 200 pieces of hardware
Raised dot Oval holders: 10
Small Rectangle holders: 10
Raised dot designer holder: 10
1" Circle holders: 10
Square holders: 10
1/2" Genuine holders: 10
3/8" Flower brads: 10
3/8" Star brads: 10
1/2" Flower brads: 10
Flowers ribbon slides: 10
3/16" brads: 100
■ Use to embellish cards, gifts, scrapbook pages, and handmade books
Posted by Laura Fiske at 2:26 PM
Here is another card we will be making at my class on Saturday. I just cant get over how much I love these new in colors. Especially the mambo melon. Its like my favorite. I use it on everything. Its pretty quick and basically self explanitory which is nice cause I really dont have time to. I need to go clean my kitchen but wanted to get this posted.
Thanks for Poppin By!
Posted by Laura Fiske at 9:07 AM
Here is one of the cards we will be making at the class on the 25th. Thought I would use some stuff I havent used in awhile. In the bottom corner, a build-a-brad. I bought them, loved them, and didnt want to share them. I recently decided if I dont share them how will anyone else see how fabulous they are? On top, the defining alphabet and define your life sets. I just had to have these sets and again, dont use them very often so I thought I should use them as well. Then of course the new oh so fabulous in colors and dsp. I use those a lot though.
Dont forget the deal of the week this week is square rhinestone brads. You have until Monday to order them at the discounted price. There is no limit on how many you order. So call, email me, or shop online to get yours before monday when its too late.
Thanks for stoppin by!
Posted by Laura Fiske at 4:34 PM
Posted by Laura Fiske at 1:52 PM
You'll feel like a big shot carrying around the Big Shot Doctor's bag! From July 6-12, get the Big Shot Doctor's Bag for $49.99. That's nearly 30% off the regular price of $69.95! It's perfect for carrying your big shot machine and you cutting mats and dies
To place an order for your Doctors Bag you can call me at 413-863-8328, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit my website at www.laurafiske.stampinup.net Be sure to check my web site every Monday at 10 AM (MT) for the week's new deal.
Posted by Laura Fiske at 8:12 AM
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Posted by Laura Fiske at 9:35 AM
Hello All! What a yucky, dreary day it is here in Mass. I thought I would post a card for you to see and remind you that there are only 8 days, yes, 8 DAYS left for you to order your retiring items from the current catalog. You can order your retiring stamps and accessories online anytime, day or night, by clicking on the link at the top right that says online shopping. Dont wait, put your order in today before its too late!
On to the card....
So, as usual, the picture is crappy. Its a little blurry which I didnt notice until now, but you get the idea. This is a card we will be making at my workshop on friday the 26th. I am going to let them sample the new incolors. I love these little dress cards. I think they are so cute. The background on this is actually textured. I dotn know if you can tell or not. It looks much better in person but unless you come to the workshop you wont get to see it in person.
Well.. thats all for today. I have some pictures done so I will be posting over the next few days... hopefully. Hopefully Ill finish the other projects we are making at the workshop so I can post those as well. Remember... its a rainy day, that makes for a fabulous stamping day!
Posted by Laura Fiske at 10:26 AM
"Summer School" is in session! During the months of June, July, andAugust, you will have an opportunity to win a $25 gift certificate forStampin' Up! products. Your name will be entered in the drawing when you attend classes, place orders, or host a Stampin' Up! workshop. Good luck, I hope you're the lucky winner!
Attend monthly stamp club: 1 ticket
Attend a class: 3 tickets
Place a $50 order: 3 tickets
Place a $75 order: 4 tickets
Place a $100 order: 5 tickets
Bring a guest to any of my classes: 5 tickets
Host a workshop: 10 tickets
Join one of my specialty clubs: 10 tickets
(specialty clubs include: big shot club, big shot accessories club, marker club, or a monthly stamp club)
Winners will be drawn August 31st and will be notified the first week of September.
*This does count for those of you that have placed online orders with me in the beginning of June. I will put tickets in for you.
Have a great day and hope to see you all at my workshop on the 26th.
Posted by Laura Fiske at 8:46 AM
HeLlO! This is sneak peek number 2. I absolutely LOVE this stamp set. Its called razzle dazzle. I cased this card from someone online,but I did change up the colors and sentiment. These are the Thank You cards for the customers that came to my last class. I used the new stamp, the razzle berry ink and the matching polka dot ribbon. I used the oval all stamp set for the sentiment with the scallop oval punch. I love that punch and set. I really like this card, even if I did copy it from someone. I can see me making more of these.
Now and kind of funny story. See the card below? Well I gave it to my friends daughter for her birthday yesterday (She lov ed it) and of course her mom opened the card up and started reading it to everyone, well she opens it up to read the inside and starts laughing. I couldnt figure out why. Then she said that I had left it blank. I totally forgot to write anything on the inside. No Happy birthday, no from us, nothing. Completely blank! Maybe ya had to be there, but it was pretty funny.
Ok, well I think My kid just pooped. I can smell him and its terrible so I guess I should go change him (like you really wanted to know that). SO you have a great day. Its raining, which means its the perfect day to stay inside and use all the Stampin' UP supplies you purchase!
Posted by Laura Fiske at 8:48 AM
Posted by Laura Fiske at 2:16 PM
Whenever you host a party with me, not only do you get a free catalog, you also get a free gift from me. You also get hostess benefits based on the sales of your workshop. You get to choose a free gift from the hostess benefits page and also get free merchandise. Well throughout the month of june, SU is almost doubling the cash merchandise benefits.
Dates: June 1-30, 2009
Promotion Details:The Summer Fun Hostess Bonus Promotion has two parts:
1. Hostesses who hold a $250-$399.99 workshop will receive an additional $20 in hostess free merchandise dollars.
2.Hostesses who hold a $400 or more workshop will receive an additional $40 in hostess free merchandise dollars.
Call me today to book your workshop.
Posted by Laura Fiske at 11:13 AM
Thats right! Its here!! Click on the picture above to check out all the stamps and accessories that you will no longer be able to get. Remember these items go really fast and are on a first come first serve basis. Once inventory has run out, you will no longer be able to order it. My suggestion, Order online today or call or email me with your order so we can get it in.
Last Chance stamps alphabetically
Last Chance stamps numerically
Last Chance Decor Elements
Last Chance Accessories
Posted by Laura Fiske at 10:02 AM
Posted by Laura Fiske at 1:10 PM
So I forgot to mention the jumble alphabet preoder. Today is your last day to preorder it. You can see the link for a pdf of the whole alphabet here. Oh and did I mention that the jumble alphabet set is 20% off?! Thats right... if you preorder it you get it at a 20% discount. If you wait to order it, you dont get the discount... So... My suggestion is If you like it, Order it now while you can save a few bucks.
Posted by Laura Fiske at 10:33 AM
Posted by Laura Fiske at 10:06 AM
OK so this has absolutely nothing to do with Stamping. Every night around 10 Wes says Pee. I honestly think its just to get out of bed, but I take him to the bathroom anyways hoping someday he will actually go. So every night, nothing. I do everything I can to get him to go. I turn on water, tickle him, everything and still nothing. So last night around 10, he says Pee like always. So I take him in and set him on the potty while I filled the humidifier and when I came back into the bathroom HE WAS PEEING!!!! I was sooo excited. That was the first time he peed on the potty. So now we just have to get him to do it during the day, which he definately doesnt like doing. So Im sure most of you dont care, but I had to share. I was so proud of him. With his autism it has really been a fight to even get him to sit on the potty let alone go in it. So there ya have it. Wes peed on the potty!
Have a fabulous day!
Posted by Laura Fiske at 1:05 PM
Posted by Laura Fiske at 9:14 AM
So I just realized today is already MAY 20th! That just didnt dawn on me until this morning when I was checking in with SU and I can already preorder my new catalogs! WOW this year is going fast! While thats on my mind, The retired list comes out June 1st so start thinking about all the dsps and in color papers you need. This month SU is running a special if you buy 3 packs of dsp or textured cardstock you get one free. What a great way to get all those dsp's you want before they retire.
So the card. I actually made this card awhile back when I was on my "quilt card kick". I used the pink pirouettes, chocho chip, and whisper white cardstock. I used bella rose dsp for the quilt part. I think Im going to miss this paper. Honestly, when it first came out I didnt really care for it, but would you know it, Ive used more of this dsp than any other?! I used my butterfly die for my bigshot to make a chipboard butterfly then I covered it with dsp. I added a few half back pearls, and VOILA! A cute, yet very simple card. Oh yea, I also sponged the edges of the butterfly to make it stand out a little more.
Well thats all for now. i have to dig up some more stuff to post. I still need quite a few posts to get my emblem from Angie for the scavenger hunt. So You will see some more posts over the next few days.
Its beautiful outside! GO out and enjoy it!
Posted by Laura Fiske at 8:59 AM
Posted by Laura Fiske at 11:21 AM
Hello everyone. How was your mothers day? Mine was actually quite great. I got new furniture!! The only crappy part is I have to wait for it to come in so 3-6weeks before it gets here. But thats ok, I can live with that. It took me FOREVER to find a set that I wanted. Well I guess I shouldnt say that. I found a set I really wanted but It was discontinued. It seemed like every set I wanted was discontinued. Then I found this one. Hopefully I still really like it when it gets here! It would be just like me to see it and then hate it.
Ok, so, Sorry about the last post. I wanted to get those pictures up and I knew if I put it off any longer it wouldnt get done. I was waiting for my mil to get here when I was posting so I wanted to be sure I wasnt sitting here typing when she got here. So anyways, thats the flip book. At the class we will be using bella rose with coordinating cardstock. Pictures just dont do it justice. You really have to see it in person. The book will hold 8 pictures, or 9 if you count the cover, the it has plenty of room for journaling and embellishments or whatever else you can think of. You could even throw in some vertical wallet pictures or something.
Well im off to get wes off the bus. There are a few more seats left at the class so please let me know that youll be coming. We really hope you will!
Have a Fabulous day!
Posted by Laura Fiske at 11:39 AM
Ok so i dont really have time to explain this or anything cause Im on my way out the door, but this is the flip book we will be making on the 29th. We will be using different papers and stuff. This isnt a great sample cause its not even decorated or anything but i wanted to post it in case any of you were waiting to rsvp until you saw the picture. So here it is. Remember the class if $15 and I have to have it no later than the 13th so I can put the order in by the 14th. Please email me and let me know if i should be expecting you. Have a great day!
Posted by Laura Fiske at 2:55 PM
Posted by Laura Fiske at 11:05 AM
Hello. Im happy to report that Wes' appointments went WAAAAAAAAY better than I expected. He totally shocked me with how good and cooperative he was. We've learned that he has no hearing or vision problems (we didnt think he did) so thats great.
This card is a case of this card here. Thats right. I actually found the card that I cased for a change. I did have to look for it, but it didnt take me to long to find it. Its obviously very simple. I just stamped the upsy daisy set in black on to whisper white cardstock and added a black ribbon. Its like a 2 second card. I like it though. I chose not to put a sentiment in the center like the original creator of the card did. I think I like it better this way, but thats just me.
Thats it for today, short, sweet, and to the point. Thanks for poppin' in. Have a Fabulous day!
Posted by Laura Fiske at 7:25 AM
Hey! Its another dark,dreary, rainy, plain old yucky day here in Mass. I think I even heard lightning last night when I was sleeping. I thought I would post now because I am going to be gone pretty much all day with appointments. Wes has an eye and hearing test today. Its totally going to suck. The school couldnt get him to cooperate (becuase of his autism) so we have to go to an actual doctors office and get it done. Of course my husband had them schedule the appointments for the same day. First is the eye, a few hours later is the hearing... Soooooo not looking forward to it. Hopefully it goes better than I think it will.
ON to the page. I cased this page (as usual) from some and ya know, I even spent the last 10 minutes looking for the original creator and do you think I can find it? NO! The person that inspired me used petal pizzazz and I know they didnt use pink, but I cant remember what color they did use. I was going to use the petal pizzazz set, but thought I wanted to try it with butterflies. I dont like mine nearly as much as I liked the one I copied. I think my little butterflies are a bit much. I used my one of a kind stamp set with the scallop oval punch. I thought the sentiment was PERFECT! The picture can slip under the strips of paper. I wanted to use ribbon, but ya know, I dont have ribbon in every color so I used paper and you can barely tell a difference. Well, I cant anyways.
So there it is. Now Im off to get dressed and get Wes ready for what I fear is going to be a terribly long, crappy day. Thanks for stopping by!
Posted by Laura Fiske at 8:16 AM
Posted by Laura Fiske at 11:48 AM
Its a beautiful day here in Mass and unfortunately kaleb has bronchitis and Scott had surgery on his arm and hasnt really slept in like a week so we arent out enjoying it. But, becuase of that, I get to post a new card. This one was totally inspired by a card that I cant find anymore. You would think I would like bookmark it or something so I can give them credit, but ya, Im not that intelligent. The card I copied used the tart and tangy set with cherry papers. I Love these papers and wanted to use them and well the only stamp I have that kind of goes with them is this rockstar stamp. I LOVE the look of it embossed in silver. It is really a simple card, but I really like how it came out. Now if I just had a reason to use it.....Yeah right. I like it to much to give away-that always seems to be my problem.
Well I hope you are out enjoying this fabulous weather. Thanks for poppin in.
Posted by Laura Fiske at 11:46 AM
Hello! Can you believe its already the middle of april! We just had my youngest son Kalebs brithday party on thursday. He is already 2! Where does the time go...
This is the card I made for the ladies that came to my last class. It was such a great class...they helped raise over $100 to donate to the relay for life. Its a fairly simple card. It has a pacific point background, good morning sunshine dsp mounted on choco chip. I used the stamp set cheep talk on whisper white and mounted it on summer son cs. This is where I LOVED having my stamp-a-majig. It was soooo easy to line up the wording under the tree branch. I seriously dont know how I lived without it before. It was lookin pretty plain (would have loved to use the texturz plates on the background but I dont have them yet, Its on my list for my next order though) so I through some brads in the corner and I thought that fixed the problem. I liked how they came out. I thought they were cute and simple- which to me is Perfect!
Thanks for stopping by! Have a Wonderful Day!
Posted by Laura Fiske at 8:36 AM
Connect with family and friends when you make them beautiful cards and gifts using products from the Occasions Mini Catalog. From April 1-30, when you buy $40 in products from the Occasions Mini, or host a workshop totaling $150 or more, you’ll get one item from the "Under $10" page (p. 208) in the Spring-Summer 2009 Idea Book & Catalog—FREE! There is no limit to how many free stamps you can earn. For every $40 you spend, you get a free stamp. So if you spend $80 you get 2 free stamps from the under $10 page.
Take advantage of this opportunity now. Call, email, or visit my online store now to get your free products!
Posted by Laura Fiske at 1:00 PM
Posted by Laura Fiske at 12:43 PM
Happy Easter! Since its Easter I thought I would share a kind of springy card. I could have shown an Easter card but believe it or not, I didnt make one. I know, I should have, but I didnt. I totally cased my upline Angies card. She has such wonderful ideas. I am lucky I signed up under her. This card was very simple. I used cameo coral-I am really loving this color right now- and summer sun. I really like this combo together. I used the Big shot to cut out a top note, then stamped my upsy daisy set in cameo coral. I was goign to stamp the sentiment in cameo coral too, but I accidently did it in summer sun. Thats what happens when you have to ink pads open and your not paying attention I guess. Its ok though cause I think I like it better this way anyways. I really like how this came out, much better than the last upsy daisy card I made anyways. I knew I would like it though, thats why I copied someone else's.
Hope you enjoy your Easter. We are going to my husbands nanas house with all of our relatives. It should be nice. Im not sure the boys really get Easter, but they will love getting all that candy! Have a Wonderful day!
Posted by Laura Fiske at 12:47 AM
I bought this set back in February and havent used it until the other day. I have seen a lot of beautiful things done with it, but everytime I sat down to use it I just drew a blank. Well finally I sat down and was determined to use it and this is what I came up with. I cant decide if I like it or not, but here it is. I used a chocolate chip base, some kiwi kiss behind some urban garden dsp. I used my scallop edge punch on the bottom of the dsp and used my 1/16 whole punch in the middle of the scallops. In the bottom corner I put three brads, im not sure of the color, they come in the antique brad set. I stamped my flowers in not quite navy then using my new oh so fabulous stamp a majig (dont know how i lived without it) to stamp over it in versamark then embossed it with clear ep. It kind of gave it a shadow look. I matted it with my favorite color Baja Breeze- dont know what Im gonna do when it retires- and used the ticket corner punch on the corners. Youll have to let me know what think. Like I said, I cant decide if I really like it or not.
Hope you have a stamptacular day! Thanks for stoppin by!
Posted by Laura Fiske at 4:00 AM
I have been so lost without my camera. When I was out running errands this morning getting stuff for Easter I remembered to pop into staples and get a memory card. It was on sale for $10, cant complain there. So expect to be seeing a lot of posts over the next few days.
Ever since this catalog came out I have wanted this stamp set. I LOVE that tree. I finally ordered it and it came in on Tuesday. Of course I didnt get to use it until yesterday but thats ok. This is what I came up with. I like it. I used ww for the base, riding hood red on top of that, bella rose dsp, chocolate chip and pink pirouette mounts behind the tree. You cant tell but I used the mat pack and did some paper piercing on the corners. Im not sure if I really like that part, but thats ok, I like the rest. I used my choco chip and real read markers to color the tree and then stamped the Thank you from the new very versatile set in real red. Slapped it all together and VOILA!
Posted by Laura Fiske at 12:23 PM
So remember a few posts back I was saying the battery for my camera died and I didnt have a charger therefore I couldnt post pictures of stuff? Well..... now I lost my memory card and dont have an extra one. So I have to buy one, if I can remember when Im out, which so far, no luck. So I wont be posting pictures until I remember to grab one. I actually have tons of pictures to post too. I have the rest of the pictures from my class on the 29th, which went awesome! I got to meet 5 more fabulous ladies! They are all so creative! I had 9 people attend my class and they helped me raise over $100 to donate to the Relay for Life. How great is that?! We had raffles and made projects. They couldnt believe it. We made 2 baskets, 2 cards, and a scrapbook page. I thought it was a lot of fun. Thankfully my mother in law was there to give me a hand. I had two tables set up (which was a first) so she was able to help one table while I worked at the other.
Well thats all for now. I have to make a ton of sour creme containers for Scott. Hes been selling them at work to raise money for the Relay and they have been a big hit!
Thanks for stoppin by. I will work on getting that memory card soon so I can share what Ive been working on.
Posted by Laura Fiske at 10:24 AM
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Posted by Laura Fiske at 10:05 AM
CRACK ME UP! Yes, I just sat down to type this post and my little man Kaleb decides to walk around the house in my heels.... talk about funny looking - and cute. My husband isnt so fond of it though. Ok back to the post. This is the card we will be making at my downline meeting on April 7th. well, maybe I should say my upline meeting as my upline is the one having it. either way, we have been taking turns coming up with the make n take for the meetings. I love the meetings, they are soo much fun. We talk about all the important business stuff, then we spend the rest of the time stamping! Its really great. You - Yea you reading this- should join our team, now is the perfect time to do so. You get 15% off of the starter kit-which is customizable- you get a free stamp set of your choice, and if you dont have all the money right now, you have the option to make it in 3 payments. Check out the post a couple down for more details.
Back to the card... I used one of the New sets from the occassions mini -available to customers in April- called Great Friend. I LOVE that set. Thats another thing I love about being a demo. You get to preorder stuff before its available to anyone else. I used the Parisian Breeze specialty paper- my other new love. Its textured--which is AWESOME! I added a white scalloped edge paper under my dsp layer. Adhered it all to a Baja matte which is layered on a chocolate chip base. The butterfly has glitter on it, thats why it looks all funny in this picture. Its the way the light is hitting it. It looks better in person.
So, DONT FORGET, sign up to be a demo before the end of SAB and take advantage of all the great deals! If you've ever thought about signing up, NOW is the time to do it!
Thanks for stopping by!
Hope you enjoyed the card!
Posted by Laura Fiske at 5:00 PM