Thursday, December 18, 2014

More Hostess Tea and a sneak peek!

I wanted to share a few more photos of the Hostess Tea with you today (and more tomorrow), along with a sneak peek at one of the new bundles in the Occasions Mini Catalog.

Our newest stamper, Paisley, is just 6 weeks old!  She's here with her adoring Great Aunt Deanna. 
Great Aunt Cheryl wasn't really the Grinch.
Sherry (Grandma), Tabitha (Mom) and Paisley.  

Another Mother/Daughter hostess team, Dalynn and Deanna.  
Here's a sneak peek at the new Butterfly Basics bundle:

I love this nice, big 11 piece stamp set.  It's perfect for different backgrounds.  I only used 4 of the stamps here.  I also used the speckled stamp from Gorgeous Grunge.  

This is the medium die from the Butterflies Thinlits Dies - GORGEOUS!  I love all the intricate detail on these dies.  
Supplies used:
Butterfly Basics stamp set, Gorgeous Grunge stamp set
Butterfly Thinlits Dies
Early Espresso, Marina Mist and Very Vanilla card stock
Pear Pizzazz, Marina Mist, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake & So Saffron ink, Early Espresso Marker
Santa & Co. and Color Me Autumn Designer Washi Tapes - Both on sale while supplies last!
Rhinestone Basic Jewels

Color Me Autumn Designer Washi Tape 
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Price$4.95 $3.49
Capture the feeling of ripe fields and golden sunsets with this three-roll washi tape set. 3 designs per package: 3/8", 1/2", 5/8". 5 yds. ea. Lignin free.

Santa & Co. Designer Washi Tape 
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Price$4.95 $3.49
Make something that stands out—when you use these designs on a gift, don't be surprised if it outshines the tree itself. 3 designs per package: 3/8", 1/2", 5/8". 5 yds. ea. Lignin free.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Weekly Deals and Hostess Tea!

Oh my gosh, I'm a mess!  So sorry I haven't in posted in what? 2 weeks?  Yikes!!!  We've had a ton of activities going on here at the Risi house!  I traveled with several of my downline members to Nashville for the Occasions and Sale-a-bration Catalog Launch event and did a little Christmas shopping while we were there.  We experienced our final high school Christmas concert, made lots of Christmas cards at the Stamp-a-stack class, I hosted our garden club Christmas luncheon and had our annual Hostess Tea event on Sunday - woohoo!!!  My oldest is flying in today from LA for a couple weeks of holiday family time, Katie started in intership at Thomas and Betts, Jackie is home for the holidays and Samantha is finishing up finals today and tomorrow - whew!  Our Demonstrator Christmas party is tomorrow night (I'll post photos later) and then maybe I can finish up my holiday shopping and maybe get some Christmas cards out!  I also managed to clean out my closet yesterday which was a mess!  Anyway, today I wanted to share some photos of the Hostess Tea and our weekly deals.

Birthday Surprise Wood Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
Price$24.95 $18.71
Delicate Designs Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Price$8.95 $6.71
Jingle And Joy Kit -- Digital Download
Price$11.95 $7.17
Metallic Gold Encore Pad
Price$9.95 $7.46
Pear Pizzazz 3/4 Chevron Ribbon
Price$8.95 $6.71
Simply Scored Borders Scoring Plate
Price$14.95 $11.21
Ticket Duo Builder Punch
Price$15.95 $11.96
Vintage Faceted Buttons
Price$5.95 $4.46
For more details on our weekly deals, click here!

Our annual Hostess Tea had a holiday theme this year.  I invited 26 wonderful ladies and 19 were able to attend.  If you'd like to receive a personal invitation to the exclusive Hostess Tea next year, all you have to do is host a workshop some time during 2015.  It's easy!!!!  Here are a few photos from Sunday:

Door Prize Table!  Everyone received one!


One of the tables with place setting, gift, instructions and the new catalogs!


Katie helping out making Champagne spritzers (we had non-alcoholic too).  
I'll share some more photos tomorrow along with a sneak peek at a project from the new Occasions catalog.  

Monday, December 1, 2014

Cyber Monday Door Busters!

Only 2 days left for our great Online Extravaganza Sale!  Today, Monday December 1st, we have some Doorbuster Sales while supplies last.  Click here to see today's specials and the rest of our online deals.

There are also only 2 days left to take advantage of our sign up special.  Get your choice of Stampin'Up! products for only $75 plus tax!  Plus, you'll receive an extra 10% off your first order placed within 45 days AND a 5% cash back bonus on all commissionable orders placed in December! Click here for more details!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!!! Check out the November Paper Pumpkin video and samples, plus a bonus for purchasing gift subscriptions!

I received my November Paper Pumpkin kit in the mail last week and finally had a chance to play with in on Sunday.  I mailed out a bonus project to my subscribers on Monday and I wanted to share a quick video and some of the projects I made using the kit.  First, here's the kit.  There were stamps, ink and supplies for 8 cards and 24 tags with extra supplies left over.  I can add a little extra card stock and make a lot more cards and tags - woohoo!

Here's a quick video on how to assemble the cards and tags per instructions in the kit.

Here are the card and tags I made per instructions, although I changed the placement of the rhinestones and one or two other things.

I liked my rhinestones on the outside of the card instead of the inside.  

You can't see it, but I put the "To and From" stamp on the left side of the white tag so there was plenty of room to write names.  
Here are some more tags I made:

Here are a couple other cards I made:

I cut the blue die cut snowflake pieces off this card, added just 1 of white snowflake pieces, added a couple tags over the center opening of the card and some embellishments.  

I used 1/2 sheet of White card stock for the card base, then added a blue snowflake piece that I cut from the other card.  
I don't normally share the bonus projects for my subscribers, but I thought I'd share this month.  They received supplies to make another card and one more tag:

Since this is the season of giving, I've set a goal for myself of helping you give the gift of My Paper Pumpkin.  Here's what you get for purchasing one of the pre-paid MyPaperPumpkin subscriptions:

 - For everyone who purchases a pre-paid gift subscription of 1 month for only $19.95 plus tax (shipping included), you'll receive 3 handmade cards from me.  It doesn't matter if you purchase the kit for yourself or for someone else, the purchaser receives the 3 cards.

- If you purchase a pre-paid gift subscription of 3 months for only $59.85, you'll receive 3 handmade cards, plus a free Classic Ink Pad - your choice of color!

- If you purchase a 6 month pre-paid subscription for $113.70, you will receive 3 cards, a free Classic Ink Pad and a pack of your choice of color card stock (must be 8-1/2" x 11") for FREE! PLUS, thanks $1 off each month.

- Purchase a full 12 month pre-paid subscription for $215.40 (saving $2 per month), you will receive the 3 handmade cards, plus $30 free of your choice of Stampin'Up! products!

This offer is good from now until December 31st.  So don't miss out and give the gift of creativity.  I know you all have that special someone who just loves to craft.  Imagine their excitement when My Paper Pumpkin arrives at their door.    Click here for more details or contact me today to order a pre-paid subscription.

Prepaid Subscriptions

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Weekly Deals & Fall Holiday Home!

Alphabet Press Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Price$7.95 $5.96
Argyle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Price$7.95 $5.96
Fancy Fan Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Price$7.95 $5.96
Label Petite Curly Punch
Price$12.95 $9.71
Merry Monogram Stamp Brush Set -- Digital Download
Price$9.95 $5.97
Rosette Designer Bigz XL Die
Price$42.95 $32.21
Silver Sparkle Dazzling Details
Price$2.50 $1.88

For more details on our weekly specials, click here!  Make sure to also check out all the fantastic deals with our on Online Extravaganza!

Today's project is a fall card using the Holiday Home stamp set.  I'll be showing several more cards in the coming weeks using this set - so versatile!!!

All the images in this card are part of the stamp set - woohoo!

Aside from the hills and house, my favorite part of this card is the blowing leaves.  There are 2 layers - one in Crumb Cake ink and the other is in Pumpkin Pie ink.  
Supplies used:

Holiday Home stamp set 
2-1/2" Circle Punch, Bitty Banner Framelits, Homemade Holiday Framelits Dies, Decorative Dots EF
Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie card stock, Under the Tree Specialty DSP
Early Espresso, Pumpkin Pie, Crumb Cake, VersaMark Ink, Garden Green and Pumpkin Pie markers
White Embossing Powder

Holiday Home Photopolymer Bundle 
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A variety of holiday traditions center on the home. This versatile photopolymer stamp set lets you express everything that goes on at home for the holidays, from hauntings to visits from a jolly old elf. Set quantity: 24
Under the Tree Specialty Designer Series Paper 
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Not all that glitters is gold, but the gold tones on this paper perfectly complement the classic holiday stripes and patterns. 12 sheets: 2 ea. of 6 double-sided designs. Acid free, lignin free.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Join now for 25% Off - plus a guest stamper!

What?!  Yes, you can join our great group of Stampin'Up! Demonstrators for less than $75 and get all these awesome perks:

1.  Starter kit worth over $125 of your choice of Stampin'Up! products
2.  Free business kit with order forms, catalogs, mini catalogs and much more ($50 value)
3.  30% instant income with your first order of $150 within the first 45 days of joining
4.  5% cash back bonus on all orders placed in December
5.  Exclusive use of our demonstrator website with access to over 377,000 project samples and ideas, videos and tutorials
6.  Instant income with additional rebates depending on your sales
7.  Attend our group meetings, swaps and other fun events
8.  Best of all - NO FURTHER OBLIGATION!!  That's right!  If you don't want to continue, you can do nothing and just drop.  You will have access to all the above and more for the next 4-5 months, then that's it.  This is the best way to get $50 free dollars in stamping supplies.

Click here on my website for more details and to join now.  Remember this offer is only good through December 2nd.  The special will show up under my promotions and though it won't show on the Join Now information page, it will apply when you join.  You can contact me through this blog or leave me a message if you have any questions.

Today's guest stamper is one of our Crew Demonstrators, Brenda Fasulo.  Brenda made this lovely fall card for our last swap.  If you want to get some great cards and ideas, join today and attend our Christmas Party on the 18th of December.

 Brenda rolled thin strips of card stock to make all these individual petls on the sunflower.

Some layered, embossed circles make and interesting center.  
Supplies used:
Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Autumn Accents Die, Circles Collection Framelits Dies
Modern Label Punch

Autumn Accents Bigz Die 
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Fast and easy cuttingÑshapes, 3-D items, and more. Largest image: 3" x 3".
Circles Collection Framelits Die 
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Cut your stamped images, create layers and frames! 10 layering dies. Largest image: 4-3/4" diam.