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

1 August, 2008

Friendly Friday

Today I am starting a new trend here on Innovative Designs.  I will be sharing some friends creations with you.  My first contributer is Annette.  We have been working together (nursing) for a few years now and have gotten to know each other better through our love of papercrafts.  Annette is very gifted in many areas of crafting including Folk Art.  Hence card making and throwing colours together comes naturally.


For her first contribution, I have chosen two cards and a Treat Box she has made with a baby theme.  I don’t know about all of you, but I seem to know of so many people having babies this year.  I am sure these projects will be very handy.


          Cardstock:  Whisper White, Pretty in Pink

          Ink: Stazon, Pretty in Pink

          Punches:  Scallop, Circle

          Stamp Sets:  All In The Family, Warm Words

          Other:  Pink Ribbon, SNAIL, Aquapainter



          Cardstock:  Whisper White, Bashful Blue            

          Ink: Stazon, Bashful Blue

          Punches:  Scallop, Circle

          Stamp Sets:  All In The Family, Warm Words

          Other:  Blue Ribbon, SNAIL, Aquapainter




                    Cardstock:  Whisper White, Barely Banana

                    Ink:  Stazon, Barely Banana

                    Punches:  Scallop, Circle

                    Stamp Sets:  All In The Family, Warm Words

                    Other:  Yellow Ribbon, SNAIL, Aquapainter


I don’t know about you, but I think these projects are adorable.  So thank you Annette for being my first guest blogger on Friendly Friday.  I look forward to sharing more of her projects with you in the future.  I will be putting up some of my latest work soon and please come back next Friday when I introduce you to another guest blogger.

Keep Smiling & Stamping,


3 July, 2008

Stampin’ Up! New Demonstrator Special

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From now until August 15th, Stampin’ Up! have a new promotion offering you an opportunity to start your own business for $25 off the normal price.  The starter kit which normally costs $324, is only $299.  What other business can you think of that has such a low outlay to get started?   This is a fantastic saving, of over 40% as the kit contains over $560 worth of product in it. The best thing is that you can customise the kit to suit yourself by choosing what stamps, inks and cardstock colours you prefer.

There are many benefits to joining at this time of the year.  Some of these include:

  • It is the start of a new quarter, so you have until the end of the year to make your first sales quota 
  • It is currently the preorder period for the Spring Mini Catalogue, so as a demonstrator you get to order first.
  • A good time to introduce SU to your family and friends as Christmas is fast approaching and they will be able to make their own cards and gifts.
  • Stampin’ Up! Regional training will be held later this year
  • I have monthly team meetings where we have fun, share ideas and encourage each other.
  • Stampin’ Up! produce a wonderful newsletter called Impressions which we receive in the mail each month.

I joined Stampin’ Up! in October 2006 and have had the time of my life meeting new people and sharing my love of papercrafts.   The Statement of the Heart truly reflects my experience and the soul of the company.

“To love what we do and share what we love,

as we help others enjoy creativity

and worthwhile accomplishments,

in this we make a difference.”

– Stampin’ Up! Statement of the Heart.

If you are interested in starting a business that is fun and flexible, please contact me and I will send you out an information pack, which includes a DVD or we could get together over coffee and have a chat.  I would love to welcome you to my team Innovative Designs, a group of lovely ladies whom are both stampers and scrapbookers.

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