Sunday, October 28, 2012

Big News.....24 Hours only!
 
Stampin' Up! is having a
 
Sell-a-Stamp Spooktacular!

Every Stampin’ Up! Stamp Set (except hostess only items, bundles and digital stamp brush kits) will be 15% off!

All prices will reflect the 15% discount when you order on my website.
 
For my customers using PST, the sale starts at:
 11:00 PM TONIGHT, October 28th and ends at 10:50 PM October 29th, 2012 (PST).
This means all stamps in our current catalogues including:
  • Background stamps
  • Personalized name stamps
  • Incentive stamp sets from the supply list
  • Cookie press stamps
  • Single-image stamps
This DOES NOT include:
  • Hostess sets
  • Bundled stamp sets
  • Digital stamp brush sets
There is no minimum purchase, and no limit to the number of stamps you can order.


 

Digital Scrapbooking Day - Free Downloads!


50% off Digital Kits for Digital Scrapbooking Day October 29th to November 5th, 2012!!
Don't miss out - click the button below to visit my website!

 

Thursday, October 18, 2012


Stampin’ Up! Card Buffet
~Christmas 2012  Edition~

Tentative Date: Saturday, November 17th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
WOULD YOU LIKE TO… Learn about card making and stamping but don’t know where to start? No experience, no problem! This event is for beginners and experienced card makers. If you can cut & glue, this event is for YOU!

WOULD YOU LIKE TO…Make some beautiful, handcrafted greeting cards but don’t want to spend lots of money on supplies and tools you don’t want or need? Use my supplies and tools in my home studio - I do all the prep & clean up!

WOULD YOU LIKE TO…Choose exactly which card designs you will make (8 minimum)? I’ve done the hardest part already by creating the designs and putting all the supplies together for you (pre-cut too). Just choose from the card menu and you’re off!

 Sound interesting? Then sign up for my
Stampin’ Up! Card Buffet!

So, what exactly is a card buffet? Well, just like choosing what to eat at a food buffet, you get to choose what and how many cards you want to make at a card buffet! The minimum price is $24 for 8 cards (price includes envelopes for each card you make, all PRE-CUT card stock, embellishments needed and adhesives PLUS the use of all my tools, stamps and inks required for each card. The event runs for 3 hours only per session and you can come and go as you please within the 3 hours. When you arrive, just take a look at the card menu, decide which card you would like to make first and get started. You can make 8 of the same card or 8 different ones, it’s up to YOU! After you’ve made your 8 card minimum, you can stop there or make some more – each additional card you make is $2.75 each. Make as many cards as you would like during the time allocated (3 hours maximum).
 
** Payment is due at the end of the class (minimum $24 for 8 cards)** NO EXCEPTIONS

The card menu will have 12 designs to choose from and there will be 14 of each design available to make at the event. Card designs will be rotated in and out on a monthly basis, so while some designs will “retire” after the event, others will be available again at the following event. So, if you didn’t get to make a card you wanted to make, this time around, there will be another opportunity at the next event. Make sure you reserve your spot for my next card buffet on:

Tentative: Saturday, December 1st   from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm (see the signup sheet or RSVP on my demonstrator website at www.cherylbux.stampinup.net under Calendar of Events).

November's card buffet menu is all Christmas cards, however, starting in January, card designs will focus on Birthday, Thank You, Valentine’s Day, Anniversary, Congratulations and Sympathy cards. (I will consider including Christmas card designs people still want to make - by request only). Space for this event is limited to 10 people per 3 hour session, so please sign up today to reserve your spot at www.cherylbux.stampinup.net!


 

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

New Card for Spring!

Hello to all my Stamping Friends!

Well, so much for posting more often! LOL I've been working outside the house since February and although the extra money has been good for my stamping purchases, it hasn't left me much time to create any cards or update my blog. I'm a little slow anyway because I only started making cards last November and this is only the third card I've "created." Anyway, I managed to finish this card on the weekend and I'm pleased to show it to you!

NOTE: All products are from Stampin' Up!

The card front was inspired by a card created by Michelle Reynolds, another Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. I changed it up a bit because I didn't have all the same supplies she used, but I'm happy with the end result:
Card Front
  • Colours: Wisteria Wonder, So Saffron, Whisper White and Very Vanilla card stock (CS). Wild Wasabi Subtles DSP (for striped "ribbon" and eyelet border in centre of card).
  • Stamp Sets: Fresh Vintage and Teeny Tiny Wishes "Just for you" (on the tag). All stamps were coloured directly on the stamps with Stampin' Write Markers using So Saffron, Wild Wasabi and Perfect Plum for the flowers and Basic Black for the lettering.
  • Embossing Folder: Textured Impressions Elegant Lines (on Whisper White CS).
  • Punches: Blossom (to punch out largest stamped image as well as the accents on each petal),  1 3/8" Circle (for single stamped flower), 1 3/4" Scallop (for accent on single stamped flower), Tag - extra large and large tag (for tag), Eyelet Border (scalloped accent in centre of card).
  • Paper Piercing tool, mat and template used for accents on So Saffron CS.   
  • Hemp Twine bow on tag.
  • So Saffron Brad was added to the centre of the large Blossom punch flower and Tombo Mono Multi  glue was used to attach the flower to the card.
  • Scallop circle and tag were attached to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals

You know, I really do have a hard time leaving the inside of my cards blank. It may take a bit longer, but I always try to make the inside just as pretty as the outside. So, what do you think?

Card Inside

Here, I continued the colours from the outside of the card and added a butterfly (created using the Blossom punch and embossed with the Textured Impressions Elegant Lines Embossing Folder). I just love butterflies! The butterflies "body & antennae" was created using Hemp Twine and the top of the butterfly wings were covered with Crystal Effects to make it shiny (hard to see in this photo but it's very pretty). I see butterfly pins in my creative future! LOL The butterfly was attached to the card with Tombo Mono Multi glue. I used part of the image on the stamp "for you from me" from the set A Word for You (coloured with Basic Black Stampin Write Marker) and then cut the words out using the Jewelry TagStampin Dimensionals were used to attach the tag to the card. I put a little Eyelet Border accent piece on the top right corner to.... hide an ink "booboo" that transferred from my work table to the card. I like to call these "Happy Accidents"! Always nice to know you can cover mistakes easily when they happen.

Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, April 15, 2012

RETIRING STAMP SET LIST - get 'em while they last!

Stampin' Up! will be introducing a new catalog on June 1st, so they have listed the stamp sets that will no longer be available!

You'll want to take this opportunity to get these stamp sets that go away on May 31st! Click the picture above to visit my demonstrator website and start shopping TODAY before they sell out!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Summer Smooches Promo - ON NOW!

See, this is my second post for the month of April! LOL Well, it's a small improvement anyway.

Want a SNEAK PEAK of some of the new coordinating products from the upcoming 2012-2013 catalogue? This is a great opportunity to sample some of the exciting new products coming your way in June, when the new 2012-2013 Catalogue will be released.

Check out this promo by clicking on the Summer Smooches picture on the right, then shop online with me 24/7 via my demonstrator website today!

I've been a "Bad Blogger"

Yup, that's me....I'm a bad blogger. Don't get me wrong, I love to blog, but I haven't had much time lately to do it faithfully. I started working on-call two months ago, so I've had even less time to blog, but I must say that the extra money has helped to support my stamping habit! LOL So please excuse my lack of posts (where did March go - ugh)! I'm working on getting better organized so that I will be a better blogger in the future!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Packed for Baby Stamp


Outside
Don't forget to add some details to the inside of cards too!

I created this card for a customer using the Packed for Baby stamp on page 39 of the Occasions Mini Catalogue. One of the things I really like about this stamp is that you can use it as one big block (as shown) and you can also use each image as an individual stamp too - just by colouring only the image you want! First, I stamped the entire image and coloured it with Stampin' Write Markers. I then stamped the bib again on a separate piece of cardstock, coloured it, cut it out and attached it over the first image with some stampin' dimensionals so it pops out. This technique is called "spotlighting." If you'd like to learn how to do this technique and more, watch for details of my beginners stamp class starting in March!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Workshop Hostess Gift

This is the hostess gift I created for my very first Stampin' Up! Workshop last month. There are actually four 3 x 3 notecards (two shown) that fit inside the bag. The bag was made using the Big Shot and the  Fancy Favor Bigz XL Die (Item #115965), which is exclusive to Stampin' Up! The patterned paper I used is called Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper and the butterfly brad and organza ribbons coordinate perfectly - all three items are in Stampin' Up!'s 2012 Sale-a-bration mini catalogue.

Sale-a-bration runs from January 24 thru March 31, 2012 and for every $60 CAD purchase you can earn a Sale-a-bration item FREE! Check out the Sale-a-bration catalogue on my demonstrator website under the promotions tab and place your order TODAY!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Try My Digital Studio FREE!

Beginning February 1, 2012 Stampin' Up! is offering a 30-day My Digital Studio Express trial that you can take advantage of!


With the FREE trial, you'll get:



Getting started is simple; visit my website http://www.cherylbux.stampinup.net and click on the SHOP NOW BUTTON. On the next page you'll see the MDS Express Trial button - click it, add it to your bag and check out. You will receive an email with directions on how to download the MDS Express Trial software FREE today!

If you don't already have the My Digital Studio software, make sure to take advantage of this free trial. And please feel free to share the opportunity with all your friends – digital scrapbooking has never been easier!

Cheryl Bux, Sr. Associate
Independent Stampin’ Up Demonstrator
favouritethings@telus.net
(250) 573-4506

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

SALE-A-BRATION ON NOW!


Don't miss out on this fabulous promotion where you can earn exclusive Stampin' Up! products for every $60 CAD you spend from January 24 thru March 31, 2012!

Click on the picture above or here  to visit my website and once there, click on the promotions tab for more information.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

OCCASIONS MINI CATALOGUE NOW AVAILABLE!

Stampin' Up! has introduced lots of wonderful new products in the 2012 Occasions Mini Catalogue. Click on the picture in the sidebar to view a PDF version. If you'd like a paper copy of this catalogue, please email me favouritethings@telus.net with your name and Canadian Mailing address and I'll send you one in the mail FREE!

CLEARANCE RACK BLITZ - Last day January 5th, 2012!

Don't miss out on the clearance rack blitz sale that ends tomorrow. There are still great deals you can get in on if you hurry! Click on the picture to visit the website.