Aren't they just GORGEOUS? I am going to have to buy some styrofoam eggs and make some of these for my Spring Tree!! Here is the link to Shellie's blog post about her eggs!
Stampin' Up! received the Utah Work/Life Award from the Utah Department of Workforce Services in 2002 and 2003 for being among Utah's 10 most family-friendly companies. The Work/Life award recognizes successful businesses that have demonstrated commitment and leadership in incorporating work/life programs into their business strategies.
It honors those businesses working diligently to develop workplace cultures that support Utah families, in all their forms, to encourage healthy work, community, and home lives. The Award honors those companies that rise above the rest, setting the trends and showing others that success in today's marketplace starts by creating exceptional workplaces that support and encourage employees to be their best.
Award criteria include policies regarding benefits, time off, and tuition reimbursement. Other factors, such as encouraging community involvement and work/life balance, are also considered. Stampin' Up! provides employees with a generous benefits package and other positive company activities to encourage employee relationship building. Stampin' Up! constantly strives to foster a pleasant workplace where employees feel appreciated and enjoy the flexibility of work/life balance.
And even MORE Awards....
Stampin' Up! has won a variety of business awards and creative awards for excellence in the rubber stamp and paper craft industry.
Our business awards applaud our healthy work environment, manufacturing, and smart business sense. Over the years, Stampin' Up! has won state awards for manufacturing practices, rubber and plastic products, and our friendly call center. We've also won repeated awards for being an employer that creates a family-friendly atmosphere, healthy and safe work place, and as one of the top private companies in Utah.
Our creative awards praise our exclusive stamps, accessories, as well as our catalogs. We have repeatedly won Creating Keepsakes Readers' Choice awards for our decorative rubber stamps and exclusive designs, our exclusive ink pads, and our exquisite Idea Book & Catalogs. These full-color idea books provide hundreds of creative handmade card, scrapbook pages, and home decor ideas as well as our exclusive products.
We are proud to be an award-winning corporation.
And I am proud to be associated with Stampin Up! and their HIGH Ethics standards and excellence in business!
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Yes, you read right! I am sewing skirts for my daughter Katie!
She will begin classes at BYU Idaho April 19th! We are sooooo excited!! And she has a new "fella", so we have to create some really cute skirts and dresses! It is hard to fit the skirt without her here, so I have allowed a way for her to adjust the elastic when she gets it.
I cut both skirts and sewed them up in 1 hour and 15 minutes. Yes, I always sew like that I have been sewing for 43 years now. I made most all of my own clothes from the 7th grade through high school. Then in the 90's the patterns became so expensive I could buy clothes for a lot less than I could sew them ;o( (major frowny face) and, I HAD to be busy this week, being sick for 4 weeks is a real struggle because when you are a busy person like me, just sitting or sleeping makes you crazy !!!!!
The left skirt is seersucker and No matter what I did, I could not get the stripes to line up so I hope it will still work for her! lol I see skirts in expensive stores that make me nuts because the stripes or vertical stuff doesnt match so I guess she is in fashion now! lol
Today for our Wednesday card class, we are using the Movers and Shapers die #114506 and the Magnetic Movers and Shapers Punch Window Set # 115953 both on page 209 of the current Idea Book & Catalog.
Click HERE for details on the Paisley Petals Designer paper I used on the top of the card
Click Here to for the video showing you how to create the ruffled ribbon.
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Did you know that you can still use them even if you don't have My Digital Studio? They work in any other digital program too!
Here's a Peek at SOME of the New Downloads!!
Using Stampin' Pastels
Technique A: Chalking
1] Apply pastel color to your card stock or paper with a sponge-tip applicator, cotton swab, sponge dauber, or stiff paintbrush.
2] Blend the colors as desired with the applicators or blender pen. When using blender pens, just touch the pen directly to the corner of the chalk to pick up the color.
Technique B: Poppin' Pastels
1] Stamp the image with a white Craft Stampin' Pad or VersaMark® ink pad.
2] Use sponge daubers to apply the pastel color directly to the ink.
3] Blow off any excess powder. (Repeat this process if you are using this technique with a Two-Step Stampin' set.)
QUICK TIP To avoid smearing, gently dab the chalk rather than rubbing it across the image.
To order your Stampin Pastels use # 120962
for the NEW colors to add to the Pastels you already have use # 120963
PHOTOBOOKS & INDIVIDUAL PAGES
|Hard Cover||Price||Additional Photo Book Double-Sided Page Price*||Min/Max Page Count (Includes front & back cover)|
|5" x 5"||$29.95 US/||$0.95 US/||24/100|
|8" x 8"||$39.95 US/||$1.50 US/||24/100|
|11" x 8-1/2" (Landscape)||$49.95 US/||$1.95 US/||24/100|
|8-1/2" x 11" (Portrait)||$49.95 US/||$1.95 US/||24/100|
|12" x 12"||$69.95 US/||$2.95 US/||24/100|
Note: There is a 2-7/8" x 1-1/8" window on the back cover where the barcode will be placed. If there is an image anywhere in this window it could be covered by a permanent barcode that is 1/4" x 1-3/4". The far right hand side of the window is 7/8" from the spine and 3/8" from the bottom of the book.
|Soft Cover||Price||Additional Photo Book Double-Sided Page Price*||Min/Max Page Count
(Includes front & back cover)
|5" x 5"||$19.95 US/||$0.95 US/
|8" x 8"||$24.95 US/||$1.50 US/
|11" x 8-1/2" (Landscape)||$29.95 US/||$1.95 US/
|8-1/2" x 11" (Portrait)||$29.95 US/||$1.95 US/$
*Additional Page Price refers to each additional paper that is added to a book above the minimum number of pages. Each book paper is printed on both front and back so two of your project pages from My Digital Studio will be printed on one paper.
|5-1/2" x 3-1/4" (Landscape)||$12.95 US/
A plastic cover is included on the front and back of your swatchbook with a rivet located 3/8" from the upper left-hand corner. Create 26 My Digital Studio project pages for a total of 13 printed double-sided pages.
How to count your Photo Cover Photobook pages:
Your front and back cover count as your first and last My Digital Studio pages, with additional pages added as shown. Each Photobook page is double-sided and includes a minimum of 11 pages.
HEAT oven to 350ºF.
BEAT first 5 ingredients in large bowl with mixer on low speed until moistened. (Batter will be thick.) Beat on medium speed 2 min. Spoon into 24 paper-lined muffin cups.
BAKE 21 to 24 min. or until toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 min.; remove to wire racks. Cool completely.
BEAT cream cheese, butter and juice with mixer until well blended. Gradually add sugar, beating on low speed after each addition until well blended. Spread onto cupcakes.