Dawn's Stampin' Up! Newsletter Sharing Creativity to Make a Difference
March 2006

Hello Dawn,

March is my Customer and Hostess Appreciation month!! A few times this month you will receive emails from me with EXCLUSIVE Stamping & Scrapping Specials as my way of letting each of you know that I appreciate you as a customer, hostess and stamping and scrapping friend!!

I hope that you find the specials exciting and will take advantage of them as they are offered, since all the specials this month will are being offered for a limited time only!!

  • **FREE Background Stamp or Monogram stamps for hosting a workshop in March.
  • **Free Stamps Pads !! ($54.95 value)
  • **Free Hodgepodge Kit!! ($24.95 value)
  • Free...ooops almost let the next special out of the bag!! You'll have to check your email for the rest of the FABULOUS Specials!!

** Please see details for each of these specials further in this newsletter.

You will notice when you visit the Stampin' Up! Website at www.stampinup.com that it has a brand new look and feel. I hope that you find all the new features and functionality helpful and inspiring.

I have just finished giving my personal stamping gallery on my website a new look and feel too, with lots of brand new stamped samples. Don't forget to check it out and let me know what you think. You will find the link to my website further in this newsletter :)

Enjoy March everyone!!


in this issue
  • Spring has arrived!!!!!!!! The Stampin' Up! Spring Mini catalog that is!!
  • Organizational Stamping Tip
  • **Upcoming Stamping & Scrapping Events/Classes**
  • Would you like me to help you pay one of your monthly bills?
  • Techniques Corner
  • University of Stamping: Sessions 3&4 - March 25th - SOLD OUT!!
  • Announcing the winner of the FREE Scutto Tote Valued at $149.99!!
  • FREE Wheeling Promotion!!
  • Join a Club!

  • Organizational Stamping Tip

    Are all your inspirational ideas organized? How about your SU! Envelope Templates, Plaid Makers and Stencils? Are they in a place where you can easily access them when the creativity bug bites?

    Well, here's a little tip to help you get all those great tools and inspiring templates in one place.

    Stampin' Ups! 12x12 Top Loading Albums - found on page 204 of the main catalog - are PERFECT for organizing.

    Place your Envelope templates, Plaid Makers and Stencils in the page protectors and on the opposing page, place some inspiring projects to help get your creativity off to a running start.

    **If you have a tip that you would like to share, just email the information to me and I will be happy to post it in an upcoming newsletter.

    **Upcoming Stamping & Scrapping Events/Classes**
    looks like spring journal

    Here's a quick glance at my calendar of upcoming events. Please see my website for all class/event details.

    • March 25th - UStamp 3&4
    • March 27th - Monthly Scrapbook Club Get Together
    • March 30th - Monthly Stamping Club Get Together
    • April 1st - Mommy & Me
    • April 2nd - Me and My Shadow @ Caldwell Community Center
    • April 5th - Monogram Class
    • April 7th - Girls Stamping Night Out @ Caldwell Community Center
    • April 11th - Seniors Stamping @ Caldwell Community Center
    • April 20th - Monthly Stamping Club Get Together
    • April 24th - Monthly Scrapbook Club Get Together

  • April 17th - Looks Like Spring Journal Class - YES!! You will be making THIS Journal with Book Mark & Beaded Pen!!

    Check my website for upcoming details for March & April Class/Events!! Space is limited and you MUST RSVP to reserve your seat.

  • Would you like me to help you pay one of your monthly bills?

    You can EASILY pay one or more of your monthly bills by doing what you LOVE! Why not pay some bills and support your stamping and scrapping love with a discount!!

    Have you ever thought about doing what I'm doing??

    It's so EASY and FUN!! I started out just for the discount and now I am in striking distance of earning my THIRD ALL EXPENSES PAID CRUISE FOR TWO!!

    If you are curious about what it means to be a Demonstrator in my group, contact me and I will tell you all about it!!

    I want to help you get started and help you pay for your Starter Kit!!

    Host a workshop with me in March or April and I will give you 50% of my commission from your workshop towards your Starter Kit!! The bigger your workshop the more $$ you will get to put towards your Starter Kit!!

    This is a tremendous way to get started as a Demonstrator with my group!! The Starter Kit ONLY costs $199.00 and is valued at $345.00 which is a great savings all by itself!! PLUS you will get a 30% commission on your first hostess order within 45 days! There are so many wonderful benefits to being a SU! Demonstrator and I would LOVE to tell you all about it!

    BTW....Did you know that when you sign on as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator with me, one of the many awesome perks is 50% off all my classes??!!

    Techniques Corner
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    Has it been awhile since you last used your Brayer? If so, the following tips may entice you to pull it out of storage and try something new.

    Speaking of storage, have you ever reached to use your rubber or foam Brayer only to find it has a "flat tire" or "bumpy" feel to it as you roll it across your paper? This could be a result of how the Brayer is being stored. Storing it with the roller resting on the storage surface could result in a flat spot in the rubber or foam, thus creating a "flat tire" or "bumpy" feel. To avoid this from happening, we recommend storing the Brayer with the rubber or foam pointed up, free from touching the storage surface.

    As you know, Brayers are wonderful tools for making special effects backgrounds and also work wonders when inking our larger stamps, but there are a few other uses that you may not have considered. When using Sticky Strip to adhere Micro beads to your layout or embellishments, it’s a good idea to press them into the adhesive so they really stick. To do this, try using the hard rubber Brayer.

    After sprinkling on the beads and tapping off any excess, place the beaded creation on a hard surface beaded side up. Run the Brayer over the creation several times to really push the beads into the adhesive, thus creating a much stronger bond.

    Here are a few more quick tips:

    • wrap plastic food wrap around the Brayer roller before inking on a pad
    • experiment with paper doilies, Magic Mesh, lace and other open-weave fabrics
    • add dimensional texture by braying over bubble wrap or other textured surfaces (leaves, buttons, coins) To do this, just place the material on a flat surface and place your paper over it. Ink your Brayer and roll over the paper, revealing the textured surface beneath.

    University of Stamping: Sessions 3&4 - March 25th - SOLD OUT!!

    University of Stamping gets an A+!! I am thrilled that so many are enjoying the University of Stamping learning experience!! UStamp 3&4 is sold out and I am anticipating an even quicker sell out for UStamp 5&6!!

    One of the perks of attending UStamp is that you will have the opportunity to sign up for the next session before General Registration opens, and the event sells out. Registration for UStamp Sessions 5&6 will open March 25th for all attendees of UStamp 3&4 and General Registration will open March 26th.

    SAVE THE DATE NOW!! UStamp 5&6 is scheduled for Saturday, May 20th.

    What is the University of Stamping? Are there Pre-requisites? Do I need to take some sort of stamping SAT's?

    The University of Stamping or "UStamp" as we like to call it, is for EVERYONE!! No prior stamping experience required and definitely NO stamping SAT's!!

    UStamp is a series of 'courses' all about stamping techniques! Whether you have been stamping for years or have only stamped once in your life, these courses are for you!! You will LOVE your completed resource books!!

    University of Stamping "semesters" will include 2 separate sessions and at each UStamp session you will learn 10 different techniques....... each one complete with instructions and a sample.

    UStamp 103 and UStamp 104 is being offered Saturday, March 25th at Packanack Community Church.

    UStamp 103 will begin sharply at 9:00 am ending 12:00pm

    UStamp 104 will begin sharply at 1:00 pm ending at 4:00 pm

    Each session will teach you completely different stamping techniques!! You can attend one session or both. I am sure that you won't want to "skip" any classes!!

    Don't miss out on this fabulous learning experience!!

    Announcing the winner of the FREE Scutto Tote Valued at $149.99!!
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    CONGRATULATIONS to Maria Ryan who is the winner of my EXCLUSIVE FREE Scutto Tote promotion which ran from January 1st to February 28th!!

    Scutto® allows storage for all your supplies! Features include many removable storage compartments, holds ups to 12" x 17" paper & albums, elastic straps to hold your tools and projects. Exterior is tear and puncture resistant nylon. Free Marker case.

    Congratulations again to Maria Ryan, who is always a wonderful Workshop Hostess!! I know Maria is going to enjoy her new Scutto Tote!

    FREE Wheeling Promotion!!
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    This month only, when you purchase a selected stamp set and any color family assortment of 8-1/2" x 11" card stock, you'll receive the coordinating Stampin' Around® wheel-free! Everybody needs stamps and card stock-and free Stampin' Around wheels are just icing on the cake.

    Join a Club!
    looks like spring friendship

    Clubs are so much fun and are a great way to learn new techniques for FREE while making new creative friends! When you join a club you get FREE stuff too!!

    The response for my first two clubs was so great that I am starting some more clubs so that everyone that wants to join can do so. Lots of EXTRA benefits when you join one of my clubs, so don't miss out a fun night out of stamping and making some great new friends!!

    If you are interested in joining a club, contact me and I will give you all the details. Also if you have a groups of girlfriends that would like to start a stamping or scrapping club, just let me know and we can get started soon!!

    This sweet card was created using the Looks Like Spring Stamp Set from the Spring Mini along with Wonderful Words found on page 182 of the main catalog. The "Faux Stitching" adds the perfect element of fun and was created using the Crafters Tool Kit and White Gel Pen.

    Give the PERFECT Gift for any occasion
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    Stampin' Up! Gift Certificates!!

    SU! gift certificates are a great gift idea any time of the year.

    Contact me today to order your Gift Certificate.

    FYI - This adorable card was made with the Winged Things Stamp Set found on page 143 of the Main catalog and the Canvas Background Stamp on page 174.

    Click here to view the SU! catalogs online

    March is all about appreciating YOU with Customer and Hostess Appreciation Promotions!!
    Lucky Leprechaun

    Will you be the stamping "Lucky Leprechaun"?? Oh, as sure as the shamrock is green you'll be hopin' you are!!

    Does a brand new set of Classic Stamps Pads ($54.95 value), in your choice of color family, sound like a Pot O' Gold to you??!! If 12 FREE Classic Ink Pads, including the box organizer, makes your Irish eyes smile, than continue on to find out where the end of that rainbow is!!

    Beginning March 1st through March 10th, for every $15.00 you spend in Stampin' Up! Product with me, you will be entered into a drawing for the Exclusive "Lucky Leprechaun" promotion for a complete set of 12 Classic Stamp Pads in the Color Family or your choice.

    The "Lucky Leprechaun" promotion ends 12:01 midnight, March 10th, so contact me ASAP with your order and to let me know what color family you would like if you are the winner. The winner will be announced on March 11th by email.

    FREE Background Stamp or Monogram Stamp ($16.95 value) for EVERY LUCKY Hostess who books a workshop date in MARCH

    Workshops can be held at your home or my Stamping Studio. ONLY available dates left are...

    • March 7th - Tues - 7:00
    • March 8th - Wed - 7:00
    • March 26th - Sunday - 3:00
    • March 29th - Wed - 7:00
    • March 30th - Thur - 7:00

    Exclusive Hostess Gifts when you host your workshop with me in the month of March. These Exclusive Hostess Gifts are in ADDITION to the already generous Stampin' Up! Hostess Benefits program. You will receive...

    • A FREE Background Stamp or a Single Monogram stamp of your choice. Value $16.95
    • Every Hostess will get 5 raffle tickets for a chance to win a FREE Hodgepodge Kit in your choice of finish. Value $26.95 (See below Free Hodgepodge Kit Promotion Details!!)
    • When you select one of my open workshop dates between March 1st and March 8th you will get an EXTRA 5 raffle tickets for the Free Hodgepodge Kit drawing.

    Contact me ASAP to pick your date. A quick call to your friends and family can result in a GREAT workshop!!

    Free Hodgepodge Kit Promotion Details!!
    • Customers who participate in ANY of my upcoming March promotions will receive one ticket for an entry into the raffle.
    • Hostesses who host a workshop between March 1st and March 8th will receive 5 raffle tickets
    • Hostesses earn an additional ticket for every two "new to me" guests at her workshop that place an order.
    • Hostesses earn an additional ticket for every $100.00 in outside orders.
    • Hodgepodge Kit winner will be notified by phone and will be announced in my April Newsletter.

    Spring has arrived!!!!!!!! The Stampin' Up! Spring Mini catalog that is!!
    2006 spring mini cover

    The 2006 Stampin' Up! Spring Mini Catalog is the BEST EVER!! You should have your personal copy by now, which was delivered by U.S. Mail. Please contact me if you have not received it. You can also see the Spring Mini Catalog online by clicking the link below.

    Here are a few products that I am highlighting this month from the Spring Mini...

    Cute Converse - The FREE Hostess Appreciation Special Stamp Set - EXCLUSIVE for Hostesses ONLY - is so such a treat!! The sentiments in this stamp set will inspire you to stamp and scrapbook the whole year through!! Contact me today to host YOUR workshop and find out how to get this stamp set FREE.

    Perfect Layers - This tool is a MUST HAVE for every stamper and scrapbooker!! You can create perfect mats every time with the Perfect Layers tools. Use to mat photos, accents, images, journaling - anything requiring a straight edge. Another MUST HAVE is the Stampin' Up! Layer Ease Tool found on page 221 of the main catalog. The Layer Ease tool enables you to create consistent mats for any shape you desire. Stamping & Scrapping are so much fun when you have the right tools for the job!!

    Looks like Spring - This stamp set is wonderful!! I can't stop stamping with it and the co-coordinating Flower Punch has NOT left my hands since it arrived!!

    Double Sided Designer Series paper, Linen Background Stamp, Greeting Glue and the Card-Cover Envelope Template...all I can say is WOW!! These products are so much fun!!

    Unfrogettable - Ok this set so just so darling!! You will definitely fall in love when you see this set!!

    Monogram Alphabet - I have been waiting patiently for Stampin' Up! to release these GINORMOUS monograms and now there are HERE!! Endless possibilities and just downright COOL!!

    Check out the NEW Spring Mini Catalog here...
    Quick Links...

    Need Inspiration....click here!!

    To see more Specials and Promotions...click here!!

    To find out more about the SU! Opportunity...click here!!

    To see my upcoming classes & events...click here!!

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      Have you ever thought about doing what I'm doing? If so, let's get together over some coffee to find out if becoming a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator is for you. Coffee's on me!!
    Dawn's March Demonstrator Sign-On Bonus!!

    Host a workshop with me in March or April and I will give you 50% of my commission from your workshop towards your Starter Kit!! The bigger your workshop the more $$ you will get towards your kit!! Contact me today to book your workshop

    C'mon and join the fun!!

    Offer Expires: March 31, 2006