Thursday, January 26, 2012

My Digital Studio and Sale A Bration

The Sale a Bration catalog this year offers a CD for the My Digital Studio. You'll find all the stamp sets, colors, embellishments, etc on the CD. I had a little fun playing with the Fresh Vintage set. Here's a tag. It didn't take that long and it's really cute.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

New Signature

My computer is still down but I used my friend's MDS to make a new signature. I really need to help her get color updates. This will work for now and then I'll fix it.

Sale A Bration started today and will go through the end of March. I will put an order in this week.


Saturday, January 21, 2012

Computer Down- Customer Service is not

Last night I shut my computer down and, sadly, it did not turn back on today. So I'm sharing a computer with the family. It does allow me to tell you what's going one and to check orders, take and place orders, and do my normal customer service. However, I cannot do pictures unless I can text them to you. I will do my best to help as needed until my pc is repaired. For now though, call and I'll try to walk you through it over the phone. If you're close and need to meet someplace, we can do that too. Please don't feel like you're imposing. As your Stampin' Up! demonstrator and personal creative coach, I'm here to help. Just contact me the way you prefer.

Thanks for stopping by!

June Reister

PS. Sale a Bration starts Tuesday. I will be placing a workshop order that day. Get your order to me so that you get the discount on shipping.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Stampin' Up! Website fixed

As you may have discovered, my Stampin' Up! website has been down. There was an issue with my ISP but that's been resolved. So I'll be able to upload my pictures and instructions again. Also my calendar will work again. For those who are wondering, I'm placing a workshop order on January 24th. That is next Tuesday and also the first day of Sale a Bration. Sale A Bration is our favorite time of year. Why? Because for every $50 we spend getting the things we love, we get to pick a free item from the special catalog. This year there are stamp sets, paper, a ribbon and brad collection, Decor Elements, CDs for your My Digital Studio, plus selects stamps, paper, and embossing folders from the 2011-2012 Idea Book and Catalog. All images can be seen in the Sale a Bration mini. If you don't have one, give me a call or send an email. I'd love to hear from you. In the meantime, I will finish repairing my website and put up some cute things on here. Wait till you see what I did with the SAB items I got for free with my demo order and my Simply Scored tool.

Thanks for dropping by my blog!

June Reister

Friday, January 13, 2012

Business Cards- Part 2

OK, I've reviewed all of my emails and notes and have come up with what I hope to be the final draft. I weighed all the suggestions out and have used quite a few of them. Thank you all for your help. Here is the one that I've come up with now. The back side even has a space where I can add a stamp. If anyone sees anything I missed, let me know. I'm hoping to put the order in late Friday or Saturday and have them by the end of the month.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

New Business Cards?

I'm looking at new business cards and I'm trying to see what has the most attractiveness, has room for me to add a small stamped image and gives out all the information someone needs without giving the burglars a map.

So I'll take comments on this one. I like the color and the design so I'll probably stay with that but I need some ideas about the actual wording. I'm so glad that Stampin' Up! offers sentiment stamps. I eat my shoes all the time with my words.

Packed For Everything

 OK, I got some of you confused. Yes, there are 4 stamps in the 'Packed for Everything' bundle. I should have said 'bundle' to begin with. That would have eliminated most of the questions. In the new Occasions mini, there are 4 single stamps. Each stamp has several images on it based on the theme. Packed for birthday has things you  might find at a birthday party and such. Packed for Dad has things a dad may use: watch, grill tools, remote, pocket knife, etc. Packed for Mom has mom things: purse, makeup, jewelry, shoes, etc. Packed for Baby has baby things: teddy bear, bib, bottle, ABC blocks, etc. Each stamp costs $9.95. You can buy just the one you like and will use the most.
You can also choose to buy more than one. You can get all 4 in the bundle for $29.95. Which is why I said that if you buy 3, you get 4. It should have read; if you buy 3 then you should get the bundle and get all 4. Why have all 4? Glad you asked. Maybe mom is more of a handyman than a dressy gal. She might have a screwdriver, pocket knife or baseball cap on her card. Perhaps dad is the crafty one. He might like scissors. Maybe baby needs keys. Could be dad or mom's birthday. Keys as a hint for a birthday gift....or wishful thinking anyways. Think of the possibilities. I plan on it. New cards to be posted in the next few posts.

Thanks for Dropping by!

June Reister

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Packed For Birthday

The 2012 Occasions Mini has lots of fun new stamps. One of the new sets has 4 stamps in it. You can buy them one at a time or two. If you want three, then you get the whole set. The set price is equal to buy 3, get one free. That's an offer you shouldn't pass up. Each stamp is called 'Packed for.... and there's birthday, Mom, Dad, and Baby. I have the whole set but today I'm just going to showcase 'Packed For Birthday'. The stamp has a wide variety of things that you may see at a birthday and can be used quickly to stamp a fast card or it can be used to give a more detailed card or scrapbook element. The first image showcases the stamp and all the cool stuff on it: cake slice, party hat, pinata, streamers, candy, banner, etc. In figure 1, I selected an image from the stamp that I want to use instead of the whole stamp.

Figure 2 shows how the image looks all on its own.

In the following pictures (figures 4 and 5) I've added more images and also some color. I used our markers to color the banner and the pinata. I colored the grass with Old Olive and used Baja Breeze and Tangerine Tango for the pinata and banner.

After I got all the coloring in that I wanted, I asked my DD for a white crayon. She said, "Here you go, mom. I wasn't using this anyways". See, I knew it. I colored in the areas I wanted to keep white and also the areas I had colored and wanted to keep the colors. Then I sponged the whole thing with Baja Breeze. I used a paper towel to wipe down the card to remove excess ink for the crayon colored areas. This is how it turned out(Figure 6).

I used our mat pack and paper piercer to poke holes for  brads. I used the pumpkin pie from the brights collection. Then I finished the card and stamped the inside. It's all ready to send to the next person on my birthday list.

Supplies Used for today's Pinata card

  • Packed for Birthday- (Wood only-125672- $9.95) Packed for everything set of 4- $29.95-127337
  • Gnome Sweet Gnome Set of 12 (W- 126535: $27.95) (C-126537: $21.95)
  • SU marker- Early Espresso
  • SU marker- Baja Breeze
  • SU marker- Tangerine Tango
  • SU marker- Old Olive
  • Classic Ink Pad- Baja Breeze
  • Brights Brads
  • Paper Piercer
  • Mat Pack
  • Whisper White Cardstock
  • Baja Breeze cardstock
  • Tangerine Tango cardstock
  • Pacific Point cardstock
  • adhesive
  • white crayon

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Reminder- Follow My Blog

Just a reminder for those who are doing the Follow My Blog drawing. I need you to email, message, facebook or otherwise notify me each time you visit. Email me with your questions and I'll explain further. January's prize for visiting is a pack of Valentine/Love notes. These are all stamped and ready to go. All they need from you is a little note and your name. I would love to give these away. I'll post a picture and you can decide if you want them or not.

Thanks for stopping by!

June Reister

Friday, January 6, 2012

Ways to use retired Designer Series Paper

Most of my local customers know that I hoard things. I have paper from when I started crafting, some of it's quite atrocious. It needed to go yet I cannot bear to throw away anything that can be used in another way or by someone else. It annoys my husband to no end. He would just rather throw it away. I have brads, buttons, eyelets, ribbon, twine, and beads. I still have Micro Beads. I have flower shaped eyelets. I have oval eyelets. I have eyelets and ribbon in colors that Stampin' Up! hasn't carried since the last color change. So I have Mauve Mist and Forest Foliage. So back to my point. I took retired DSP (Designer Series Paper) and used it to revamp a drawer in my kitchen. The drawer used to have nasty old shelf paper in it. Now it's lined with the retired DSP from last year's Sale-A- Bration. I measured the drawer, cut the paper to fit with a little bit of overlap, stuck it into the drawer with Dotto (a temporary adhesive that's so super easy to use), and covered it with clear contact paper. I used the Decor Element applicator to smooth out the bumps. It was quick and easy. It only took me about 15 minutes to put it all together. The longest steps were measuring and cutting. Since I used the Dotto it will come up easily when I'm ready to change. The clear contact paper makes it easy to wipe the drawer clean. It also protects the paper. I'm going to try this technique out in other areas. I have lots of drawers that need refreshing. 

Take It To Heart- New Set

I really like the Occasions mini this year. There is so much that I want. As a demo, I do get a discount and that helps but I still have quite the list. For now I will just have to use what I have. That also is quite the list. Here is a card that I made this afternoon. So many ideas- so little time. I'll have to shut myself in to stamp. The background was stamped with one of the heart images in the set. I stamped it with Versamark on glossy white cardstock. Then I embossed it with clear embossing powder and sponged it with Real Red. The banner is also from the same set. The hearts are from the Red Glimmer paper. The sentiment is from Artistic Etchings. I really need to go make more cards now but I really wanted to show off this one. It'll be on my website with full material list.

Thanks for stopping by to take a look!

June Reister

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Occasions Mini

It's here! You can start purchasing from the Occasions mini today. Lots of fun and cool stamps and new products. Check out the link on the left for the catalogs. Email me to order or order through my website. The card is from the mini and not from me. The set is called "Take It to Heart". It includes 5 images including the banner which I already adore. I got this set from Stampin' Up! for free. One of the many benefits of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator.Come back tomorrow to see samples that I've made with this set.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Last Day..... order from the Holiday Mini. You can order until 11:50 pm....Mountain Time

June's Website

Monday, January 2, 2012

Update from Stampin' Up! and Holiday Mini Carryover

Every so often Stampin' Up! lets us know that there's a shortage, back order, or other issue going on. This time....they have simply run out of the Early Espresso stitched satin ribbon from the Holiday Mini. You can still order from the Holiday mini through tomorrow. So get your favorites quick. In the meantime, Stampin' Up! has let us know that some things will carry through and we can still get them. Things that we'll still be able to get:
  • Red Glimmer Paper (121790- $4.95)
  • Silver Glimmer Paper (124005-$4.95)
  • Holiday Stocking Bigz Die (124098-$32.95)
  • Peekaboo Frames Bigz L Die (124587-$32.95)
  • Stocking Accents Originals Die(124099-$17.95)
  • Cellophane Bag 1" x 8" (124134- $2.50)
  • Spice Cake Designer Fabric (124066- $9.95)
  • 1" Square Punch (124094- $15.95)
  • Dazzling Details (124117- $2.50)
  • Love Blossoms Stampin’ Around® Wheel (123839- $6.50)
  • Shaker Frames (124155- $4.95)
  • Pewter Stampin’ Emboss® Powder (124194- $4.95)
  • Snow Burst Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (124096- $7.95)
    All prices are preferred. You get preferred pricing by purchasing through me either directly or from my website

    Sunday, January 1, 2012

    Happy New Year!

    Well 2011 is over and it's the start of 2012. The Follow My Blog (FMB)contest has been ongoing for over a month and has had it's first winner. I appreciate when people frequent my blog and I like it better if they comment or take advantage of the links. For specifics, email me at I will be happy to share the things that will earn you entries into the monthly FMB contest. December's winner won a set of eight 3x3 Thank You notes.

    I used the 'Elegant Thank You' (#114484- pg 20 of the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog- preferred priced at $6.95) stamp to make them. Aren't they cute? You can order that on my website- link on the left and have it shipped directly to you. Do you live close enough to pick it up from my house? Then call or email me with the order.

    Join a club, host a class or workshop at your home and get a discount off of shipping. Ask me how!