Innovative Designs: Ink It, Stamp It, Create It with Maggie Mathern

27 June, 2008

Spring Mini Catalogue

Filed under: Stampin' Up! — Tags: , , , — maggie mathern @ 6:37 pm

Yes, excitement abounds.  A new Spring Mini Catalogue is on it’s way.  Demonstrators will be able to preorder come July 1st, but customers will not be able to order until August 1st.  If you would like a copy of the 2008 Spring Mini Catalogue delivered to you, please email me and include your name and address, then I will send you a copy when it becomes available.

I am happy to tell you that all stamp sets in this mini catalogue are die-cut, therefore no cutting out of stamped images.  Just peel off the backing paper and adhere to the block.  Simple!

As well as stamp sets, there is a nice array of accessories to choose from.  Something for everyone.  As soon as I get some of these goodies and can play with them, I will share some pics with you all.



24 June, 2008

A Dream Come True

Filed under: craftroom — Tags: , , , , — maggie mathern @ 9:22 am

Yes, I know this was the name of a SU stamp set.  In this case, I am talking about a personal dream come true.  I have coveted mac computers since 1989 and I have finally gone and bought one.  Thank you Stampin’ Up! for assisting me with this dream!!!!!!

I am now the proud owner of a shiny white macbook.  After all the years of checking them out, I am now able to put into practise things I have learnt, and continue to learn first hand.  There is a learning curve to switching from PC’s to MAC, but it is easy.

Now I have the task of setting up all my programs and documents so I can work from the MAC full time.  It has been great fun these last couple of days.  Mail will take a bit longer as I am waiting on a particular program to do so.  Then it will be full steam ahead.

One of the major reasons I wanted the macbook is so, like right now, I can sit by the fire when it is cold, or on a nice day sit outside and still work.  Portability and less space taken up in my craftroom.  A wonderful thing!

Hope you are all having a great day and that YOUR dreams come true.  Till next time,


A quick update

Filed under: Stampin' Up! — Tags: — maggie mathern @ 9:13 am

I just wanted to stop by and let you all know that I am still in the process of sorting out my camera, so no photos just yet.  I am hoping to get this sorted by the end of this week.  Take care and happy stamping!!!

10 June, 2008

Thought of the day

Filed under: Stamping — Tags: , , — maggie mathern @ 1:45 pm

Always leave enough room in your
life to do something that makes
you happy, satisfied, or even
joyous. -Paul Hawken

I just love this quote!!! We all lead such busy lives these days and it is so important to remember to take care of us as well.

Yesterday was a case in point for me. What a lovely way to spend an afternoon, with old friends and new ones stamping and laughing together. My friend Julie, whom was our hostess, made her world famous sponge recipe which we got to sample in between projects and many good stories from our lives. Stampin’ Up!® has been such a blessing in my life as I meet new people and get to share what i love.

I will get back with a picture of one of the projects as soon as I can get access to a camera…stay tuned

4 June, 2008

eScape Promotion

Filed under: Uncategorized — maggie mathern @ 1:04 pm

Put down the phone, turn off the computer, and break free from the ‘e’!

Remember when you got letters in your mailbox instead of your inbox? On 25 June 2008, Stampin’ Up! is taking the day to unplug and unwind, and reconnect on a personal level with friends and loved ones through handmade cards. And we invite you to eScape with us throughout the month of June!

Reconnect with your “wireless network” by attending an eScape event or hosting one of your own! Take advantage of the 25% discount on products in the eScape bundle to help you create that special message from the heart.

eScape Bundle (item 113705):

Description Page Number Price
Circle of Friendship stamp set p. 112 $33.95
Love Notes assortment p. 132 $13.50
1-1/4″ Circle punch p. 142 $30.95
Total (non-bundled) $78.40
eScape Bundle price $58.80

Extra! Extra!

Filed under: Stampin' Up! — Tags: — maggie mathern @ 12:58 pm
Stampin’ Up! hostesses get extra hostess awards 1 June-15 July, in addition to the already fantastic hostess benefits!

From 1 June to 15 July, Stampin’ Up! hostesses can earn an EXTRA $50 to use toward Stampin’ Up! products of their choice when they host a workshop totaling $700 or more!

This extra benefit is included along with the standard hostess benefits they receive when they host a workshop. The standard hostess benefits include

  • A free Idea Book & Catalogue 2008-2009 worth $12.95.
  • Free stamp sets only available to hostesses (with qualifying orders; select from the products on pages 17-24 of the catalogue).
  • Free Stampin’ Up! products of your choice

If you would like to take advantage of this fantastic offer, call or email me to book a workshop or alternatively hold a catalogue party.  Either way, take advantage of earning more product today!!!!

Create a free website or blog at