Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Just for You Card

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This is one of the make and takes I had my new friends do at Jane's party last Friday. I think they really liked this project. It used the Big Shot Tulips Embossing folder, ribbon and rhinestones of course. I must admit that I was a little rusty since it's been a while since I did a live workshop, but it reminded me why I love this job. It's all about connecting with people, new friends, food and stamping! How could it be better then that?

Friday, September 23, 2011

Limited time only

I am offering some extra special Hostess Only gifts in Sept and October. If you book a party with me before I ask you, you can choose any altered book that I have available. I have 10 to choose from right now. But that # is going down with every party that is scheduled. So hurry now to set a date, choose a book and you'll receive it at your party!
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Monday, September 19, 2011

Hostess gift

I am going crazy with altered composition books. Since I have quite a few parties coming up, I thought they would make great hostess gifts!
What do you think so far?
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Monday, August 15, 2011

Don't miss out on this offer! ***FREE Designer Series Paper***

This is one sweet deal from Stampin' Up!. I have been stocking up on this paper like crazy. Since school is back in session (or soon will be), winter will be here in a flash and I will be a scrapbooking madwoman, this offer is simply the best! I am planning out classes for all occasion cards, HOLIDAY cards, scrapbooking and Holiday gifts as well. This offer makes it possible for me to really showcase all of our new Designer Paper along with (my favorite) textured paper. Please check out my website for classes, available party dates (this is a GREAT time to host a get-together with friends) and don't forget to look at the projects page.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Creative Block

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I don't know about all of you, but sometimes I go blank when it comes to designing.....That's when I pull out my old copies of the Stampin' Success magazines. The Stampin' Success is a monthly publication that Stampin' Up! sends all us Demonstrators and it's FILLED TO THE BRIM with creative ideas (cards, scrapbook pages, 3-d items and tons of WOW ideas from fellow demos or the home office). It also has business building tips, success stories of course, monthly contests and demonstrator profiles along with RECOGNITION to the demos that are reaching out and making a difference in the world. I really do rely on that magazine for ideas and encouragement. It's just one of the many, many perks of being a Stampin" Up! Demonstrator. You should call me for more info....

Monday, August 1, 2011

Like Designer Series Paper? Get it free!!!

Limited time only! Free Designer Series Paper
During the month of August you order 3 and get 1 FREE. It couldn't be simpler or better timing. I don't know about you but August and September are the times I really get back into scrapbooking. The kids are going back to school, the days are a little less hectic and I want to get my summer pictures showcased before the memories fade. If you haven't taken a look at our paper yet I would recommend doing it now. There is really something for every page, card or paper project. It ranges from very vintage (Mocha Morning, Timeless Portrait, First Edition and my favorite, Beau Chateau) to masculine (Well Worn), to festive (Frightful Sight, Big Top Birthday and Letters to Santa!). I am working on a page and a card right now....I will have those posted asap :) Once you see how awesome these papers are you will want them ALL (I know that I am NOT the only one!) Just call me at 303-908-8504 to place an order or go online and have the order shipped directly to you.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Big Shot dies.....flowers from heaven

This card features one of the new Big Shot dies.
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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

2 minute card....LOVE IT

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I was aiming to get this posted on Monday 7/25....but I was an hour late :(
Am I the only one who still thinks that life will slow down soon? UGH! I am off to bed for 4.5 hours and then I start again. Sleep sweet!!!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

A gift from the Summer Mini Catalog

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I saw this adorable card created by "stampingfordummies" and I had to take the basic idea from the card for my version. The Summer mini catalog has such a variety of new sets, papers and accessories that range from nautical to spring flowers. As always, the first 2 things on my wish list are paper and punches. I love, love, love to stamp on our Designer Series Paper and the punches make it so easy to finish off a project in style.
Check out the mini on my website at www.jackiehoward.stampinup.net
or call me at 303-908-8504 to get a copy all to yourself.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Ready, Set, STAMP! Check out the NEW Idea Book & Catalog for 2012!

Ready, Set, STAMP-Check out the NEW Idea Book & Catalog!

I have had this catalog for about a month now & it already looks tired & worn out :(

I am much more "into" scrapbooking then I am into cards......although, I do handout a ton of cards. So, I was pleasantly surprised when I opened this Idea Book and found tons of pages, tags and other "safe" elements that I can use on my pages.
I tend to over think the layout of my pages and the samples this year really have helped me see the wow factor of some of the most basic techniques.

Please take a few minutes (LOL-WHO am I kidding?) to look over the new Idea Book & Catalog by going to www.jackiehoward.stampinup.net.

If you want to own a copy of this wonderful book (that is crammed with great ideas), give me a call and I can help you accomplish that.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

How can I get a free Idea Book & Catalog?

Just invite a few friends and relatives over for an evening out and I'll supply a truck load of stamping, ideas, a FREE CATALOG and.....a NEW HOSTESS plan. I am scheduling parties right now for July, August and September. So don't miss out on this opportunity to be the first to wow your friends.
Call me at 303-908-8504 to schedule a party date now.
Together, you & I can plan out the perfect party for you and your friends!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


I don't know about you, but I love punches......and I am fortunate enough to own quite a few.
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Monday, June 27, 2011

Polka Dot Ribbon~Sneak Peek

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I thought I would only showcase a sneak peek........one item at a time.
Check in tomorrow for the next featured item!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Are you ready???

July 1st marks the beginning of the new Stampin' Up! Year!!!

A new Idea Book and Catalog, an AWESOME new Hostess Plan, the stamps, embellishments.......I have to admit, I love it all ;)
The new Designer Paper is so varied this year, we have very manly to frilly doilies to choose from.
The Big Shot dies are so fun and don't forget the punches, woo-hoo!
I will have a sneak peek for you tomorrow........

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Sunday, May 22, 2011

Graduation time

May is not only National Scrapbooking Month but a month of Graduation celebrations. I love the simplicity of this card, it comes together quickly but looks professional.
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Monday, May 16, 2011

MoJo Monday challenge

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I stumbled across this sketch in another blog and I couldn't resist the layout on this sketch. I think it would be a great scrapbook layout also. Hmmmm, maybe I'll use this layout to finish up that page I stated back in April of my daughter!
I don't know if you can really see all that is on this card, but I used our pearls on the side of the card and on the petals of the flower. It adds an elegant flair without being too over the top. If I had not already packed my pastels away, I would have dotted some color on the flower and the leaves.

Friday, May 13, 2011

3 times the fun

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I have been using our newest Big Shot embossing folder on every piece of scrap cardstock I can find. It amazes me that one folder can look so different on every color and you should see it on vellum, lovely!

Monday, April 25, 2011

The first step in a scrapbook page

I had this card front in my "treasure" drawer made with a Stampin' Up! embossing folder. Then I found this sweet picture of my daughter, Amy and since I am in the scrapbooking frame of mind....I thought together they made a great start to a wonderful page :)
I used the new Four Frames stamp set (that is SNEAK PEEK of what's coming up in the new catalog in July) to put the date of the picture, but, sigh, I have packed away my photo safe pens and markers.
So I have to put a sticky note on the back of the frame until I can unpack my stuff.

I did want to remind you that you too can get this set and some marvelous new DSP called Paisley Petals for only a $25 order until April 30.

Please check out all of the details on my website at WWW.jackiehoward.stampinup.net or call me at 303-908-8504.

Hurry, time is running out!!!!

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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Another shot from "the Office"

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And you thought I was kidding....

This is how my office looks right now. I have a small walk way and boxes full of wonderful treasures just waiting to be unpacked again. Of course, now I have this incredible surge of scrapbooking creativity. I see possible layouts in everything I glance at.....I need
To buy a sketchbook so I don't lose any ideas in this move. ;)
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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Stamping challenge.....

What is my stamping challenge you ask? Limited access to my supplies, trying to find time while packing, yadda, yadda, yadda.
I did manage to cut some Pear Pizzaz, some NEW DSP, broke out my paper flowers and, low and behold, I actually got a card made!!!
I really do love the texture and look of our textured paper, it makes the finished project look so professional. It is just amazing to me how such a subtle feature can make the project just nice to WOW!
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Friday, April 1, 2011

All boxed in!

Hi all, I just wanted to touch base and let you all know that my office is currently jammed with packed boxes. I literally have a small walking space between boxes that are stacked about 6 feet high, no joke! I know where my paper, inks and stamps are, I just can't get to them right now. The other rooms on the bottom level are being painted tomorrow, so I will once again gain access to my survival kit and will be posting something tomorrow......thanks for your patience all. :)

Monday, March 21, 2011

No, I have not fallen in a deep, black hole......LOL

Hi all, thanks for your patience while I get this blog back on track. We are fixing up our house to put on the market soon (why do most people make the house beautiful before they sell it?). So I have been caught up with packing, painting, staining......the list is endless. However, I am redirecting some of my energies to my Stampin' Up! career, my wonderful customers and (YEA) myself.

I just can't bring myself to pack my Stampin' Up! stuff, my scrapbooking stuff (which is really the very same as #1) or my Designer Series Paper. I just received my sneak peek package that will be in the NEW CATALOG in July and I have to tell you.....well, WOW is really all I can say right now.....Just WOW! I have already planned out a page that will feature my new goodies and hope to have that picture posted very, very soon!

***Just a reminder, our Sale-A-Bration event is ending March 31, 2011***
For every $50 order (merchandise total), you get to pick out your own freebie! Check out the details on my website at www.jackiehoward.stampinup.net, you can call me anytime at 303-908-8504 to place an order (if by some miracle, I am sleeping, just leave a message) OR you can order online at http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/CategoryPage.aspx?categoryID=497&cid=64, just make sure you designate me as your Demonstrator to get the lowest cost. That way you get even more for your dollar! 

I LOVE Sale-A-Bration....and you will too 

Monday, February 7, 2011

Family collage (cased, of course)

I just fell in love with this frame (it's a little different since mine is a scrapbook page) that was featured in the Stampin' Up! Monthly magazine a little while ago. I did use the same paper but varied the embellishments and I arranged the letters to spell out my daughter's name.....it made her happy :)
I think I am going to be hanging that page in a frame on the wall.
Now I need to do one for my son later today. I do love caseing the gist of others ideas, sometimes I just need to get rolling. I hope you like it!
Well, it's sideways again....That really is the only complaint about Blogger, I will try again to flip it. 
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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Sale-A-Bration is Finally Here!

We are a week into Sale-A-Bration already and it's been declared a HUGE SUCCESS! I really love that they have a very long list of stamps sets that you can choose from or you can snag one of the Sale-A-Bration items for free! Check out the Stampin' Up! website for more in at http://www.stampinup.com/us/enu/default.asp or feel free to go to my website http://www.jackiehoward.stampinup.net for available dates for your party, some exciting samples and all of the Sale-A-Bration info you can handle! You simply don't want to miss this opportunity, call me for details and together, we can plan the perfect night out for you and your friends.......

Sunday, January 30, 2011

1st Build A Blossom project

Wow!!! I simply love these punches! I had some scraps of paper from one of my many shaving cream sessions :) and I used the Build A Blossom set and punch to design this card. I also used our new Tulip border embossing plate and ,boom, I have a rather elegant card (it's elegant for me....)
Since this is Sale-A-Bration time, it is the BEST time to have a party and get these times FREE*. Call me today to schedule your party at 303-908-8504.
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Sunday, January 9, 2011

Inspired: Frame using Retired Designer Series Paper

I made this frame using up some of my retired stash of Designer Series Paper, some our awesome (no, really, it is awesome!) textured paper, a chipboard flower covered in craft ink and Iridescent Ice embossing powder,  a retired punch (BoHo Blossoms), some white ribbon and our Rhinestones in the middle of the flowers.  I made it for my niece, Tracy who is a fantastic artist/painter. The frame has tons of sparkle in it, but that doesn't seem to show up in the picture at all. The flower itself is ALL SPARKLE and the colors just flow together so nicely. I love that all of our products coordinate together, stamps, punches, colors, well, EVERYTHING! It makes putting together a project fast, easy and fun......what could be better?

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Welcome to Stock Show!

It's January in Denver, that means cold weather and Stock Show is in town. This will be my daughter's last Stock Show with Westernaires. :(

It all starts with the Stock Show Parade which is always fun to photograph. We will actually have a herd of Longhorn Bulls running down the center of a downtown street! It's like the running of the bulls in Spain only under much more control. It's a fairly long parade with most of the Show Show acts being represented and it's always great to see the children's faces when the horses and bulls come by.
I always take pictures with my big camera, but I will try to get a decent shot with my phone so I can upload it as it's happening. It'll be just like you're there with me.....TTFN.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy New Year!

I don't usually make resolutions for the New Year but I am making an exception this year. This is the year I go from a "hobby" Demonstrator to a "business" Demonstrator. I have been job hunting for the last 6 to 8 months and I haven't been able to find a position that offers the benefits and opportunities that my very own Stampin' Up! Business allows me. Don't get me wrong, there are some great jobs out there......and for every 1 position there are 1or 2 hundred qualified people applying for it. I may not have a degree, but I love stamping, scrapbooking and, well, anything to do with Stampin' Up! I love getting together with all of you, doing a couple of stamping projects, laughing and just having a great time.
When I think of it.......I already have my "perfect" job.
So, now I'd like to thank all of my wonderful friends, family and the best customers in the world for helping me see the light. Bless you all!
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