Thursday, April 22, 2010

Cruise Special!

Jo-Ann’s Cruise Special!

My honey and I are all packed and ready to go on our fifth all-expenses paid trip with Stampin’ Up! This year we are cruising aboard Royal Caribbean cruise lines, on our way to the Southern Caribbean for SEVEN relaxing days! Are we going on a business trip? No way! Stampin’ Up wants all their demonstrators to relax, and enjoy themselves after a busy year! And that’s what we are looking forward to!

I appreciate your business so much, and I wish I could take all of you with me! I am thankful for all the wonderful friendships I have made thru my Stampin’ Up business, with clients, as well as with ladies who have joined my downline.  You are one of those people!

I am so grateful to you for being a part of my business, that I am offering you

15% off your entire order!! *

Please feel free to let your friends and family in on this discount!

Yes, you heard that right!  From Friday, April 23rd until Sunday, May 2nd, 2010 you can place an order with me and receive 15% off anything in the current Idea Book & Catalogue or mini catalogue!  Click here to view the current catalogues on my website. (The NEW Summer Mini Catalogue will be available on there May 1st!)


On top of that, if you order $200 or more, you will also collect hostess credits (a hostess stamp set, plus hostess credits!) Do Clearance Rack items count on online orders? You bet! Can you go in with a friend and split the benefits? You bet!

You can also get 15% off the demonstrator starter kit with a free pack of Designer Paper from me!

I am also offering PRIZES for this Cruise Special!


Order $50 or more, get one ticket in the draw for the Kind & Caring Thoughts hostess level 3 stamp set!

Order $100 or more, get the above, plus an additional ticket in the draw for a free pack of Patterned Paper (winner gets to choose which pack!)

Order $150 or more, get the 2 above, plus a ticket into a draw for a 2 hostess stamp set of your choice!

Order $200 (or more) or the demonstrator starter kit, get the 3 above, plus hostess benefits, plus a Card Kit from my new stash of kits!

Order the Demonstrator Starter Kit, get a free pack of designer paper, get 15% off, plus get your name into the first two draws above!


Stock up on all the colors that will be retiring June 30th! Check out more on this here. Make sure you have ink refills for all your ink pads, and lots of cardstock to last you a long time!


Place your order online via my website, or email me your order by Sunday, May 2nd.

Demonstrator Starter Kit: Click the photos below to see what comes in the 2 kits available. Order this online via my website. Click "Start Your Own Business", and use the password “whimsicalimpressions” to get your kit ordered. Credit Card only. You will pay full price on checkout, and I will mail you a cheque for the discount on your kit during the week of May 10th, as this discount is from me, and not Stampin’ Up. Email me your choice for a free Patterned Paper pack. Click the pics below for...


Demonstrator Starter Kit:  Demonstrator Starter Kit   Digital Plus Starter Kit: Digital Plus Starter Kit 
Online Orders: You can use items from the “Two Step into Spring” promotion, and Occasions Mini Catalogue if you order by April 30th. You will pay full price on checkout, and I will mail you a cheque for the discount on your total order during the week of May 10th, as this discount is from me, and not Stampin’ Up.


Email orders: You cannot use items from the above promotion or Occasions Mini Catalogue, as those will be expired by the time I get home, but you can use items from the Summer Mini Catalogue, available May 1st. And, you need to email me your order at and include your:


Shipping address

Telephone number

Credit card number & expiry (you can request to call me with this after May 3rd)

*No minimum purchase applies. Normal Tax and shipping rates apply, and I can only ship to Canadian addresses. I won’t be able to check emails for questions, so I hope this is all clear J

I hope you enjoy this Cruise Special!

Happy Stamping!


Thursday, April 15, 2010

BIG announcement!

I was so excited last week when I heard some BIG NEWS from Stampin' Up! And I am thrilled to share it with YOU!

They are renovating the Color Line-up, and it is FABULOUS! I mean, truly FABULOUS! While I have always loved the variety of colors offered by Stampin' Up, there were those ones that I found I just couldn't use that much...I mean some I didn't love. Now, they are updating their whole color line to get rid of some of the not-so-loved colors, and to add 5 BRAND NEW COLORS! And they are GORGEOUS! This has really stepped up their trendiness!

On top of that, they are bringing back 10 of our favorite IN COLORS from the past two years! I am so happy to see some of these returning!

Color Renovation chart

On July 1st, with the release of the new 2010-2011 catalogue, these will be the new Color Collections (formerly called Color Families).....

New Color Collections

Click here to download a PDF of the New Color Collections.

5 New Colors on the chart above are:

Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight, Cherry Cobbler, Cajun Craze and Early Espresso

10 returning IN COLORS on the chart above are:

Baja Breeze, Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette, Rich Razzleberry, Riding Hood Red, River Rock, Soft Suede, Tangerine Tango and Wild Wasabi

Aren't they beautiful?

Obviously to make room for the new colors, there will be some old ones we'll be bidding farewell to. You don't have to worry, though, you will have almost 3 months to stock up on any of these that you love. They'll be available until June 30th.

Click here to download a PDF of the colors that will be retiring.

Current colors that will retire in June are:
Glorious Green, Green Galore, Gable Green, Yoyo Yellow, Only Orange, Pink Passion, Pixie Pink, Orchid Opulence, Lovely Lilac, Brilliant Blue, Close to Cocoa (boohoo), Creamy Caramel, Really Rust, Ruby Red, Cameo Coral, Summer Sun, Bordering Blue, Brocade Blue, Ballet Blue, Taken with Teal, Handsome Hunter, Pale Plum, Blush Blossom (the marker will still be available), Apricot Appeal, Barely Banana, Mellow Moss, Sage Shadow, Almost Amethyst, Lavender Lace, Basic Brown, Going Gray

Yes, that's alot! But, Stampin' Up feels that they need to take the number of colors down a bit, as it can be a bit overwhelming for new clients and demonstrators to choose from 62 colors! There will now be 50.

Other changes: There will now be 5 IN COLORS each year, instead of 6, and they will stick around for TWO years, instead of one. YAY! Love this change!

Whew! That's alot of information for you! I will send out more info as I get it, and let me know if you have any questions.


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Friday, April 9, 2010

Raccoon Eyes

Here is another couple of versions of the critters I have been making recently. Isn't this one adorable? We made this as a Make & Take for Big Shot Club recently.


It was inspired by a project from Kimberley Morris, and it used Basic Gray, Black, and Whisper White cardstocks.

And here's one more: this one was created by my 11 year old daughter.

This one used the Top Note Die as well as Chocolate Chip and Pretty In Pink cardstocks.

So cute!

Enjoy making some punch-art critters with your punches!


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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Watch out for Aliens!

Here are some Aliens made by my boys, after they saw my bunny box (see my previous post). Aliens

I am glad I have some boys around to help me make some masculine things! I am not so good at that part! (and yes, those are ABS, drawn on the Tempting Turquiose one :))

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These are both made using the Top Note Die, various Circle and Oval Punches from Stampin' Up, and lots of boy germs :) Just kidding.....I love my boys! I think these would be great filled with gummy worms!

Happy Creating!


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Monday, April 5, 2010

Bunny Wabbit

Happy Easter everyone!

I thought maybe you'd like this cute little punch-art bunny that I made using Stampin' Up's Top Note Die and various punches.


This makes a great holder to put a cello bag of goodies inside (cookies, candies, CHOCOLATES!). I just used adhesive to close the cello bag, and attach to the inside, so it could be easily pulled out without wrecking the bunny :)

Bunny-back view

I used the Large Oval and Wide Oval punches for the ears, added the 1" circle and 3/4" circle for the eyes, and Wide Oval (cut off the sides) and 5 Petal Flower punch for the carrot. The little paw is made by cutting a Scallop Circle from Pretty in Pink cardstock, followed by punching it again with the 1 3/8" circle punch. The base of it is just a strip of cardstock (3" X 11") scored in the middle, and scored again 3/4" on either side of that first score line. This project was inspired by Kimberley Morris.

I will share some other critter versions of this box in the next few days!

Happy Easter!


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