Thursday, April 22, 2010

Mini Scrapbook and More

Hello All!

I have been a busy girl this week. I have commited to cleaning off my desk (almost done!) and making some Stampin' Up! goals (done) and making projects. I want to back track a little and share some things. Hi, My name is Melissa Goodwin and I am a Stampin' Up! demonstrator. Well, I don't need to go back that far, but I truly love what I do! I sometimes forget to share that with everyone. I am trying to "jump start" my business and I have been setting some goals for my business (cleaning off my desk) as well as some personal goals (spending more time with my family). I want to share these goals with you, my friends and family. I think it is important to keep you informed and to keep me accountable. As I share my goals with you over the next few days I challenge you to keep me accountable. Send me a email saying, "Hey! How is it going with _____. Insert my goal here. Sometimes I just need encouragement or just a kick in the pants to get me going. With that being said, I will share a business goal with you. I want to update my blog at least 4 times a week. I am planning on having some theme days and even offering challenges with prizes. How does that sound? Great! I knew you would love it!

Here is what I am sharing with you today. I have a pile of tutorials that I print out that is over taking my desk. I challenged myself to complete them and file them or plan them as projects. This is the first one that I have completed and I LOVE IT!! I am sending it to my Mom. I am planning on filling it with pictures of my sister and I, my boys and a few blank pages so she can add pictures of her choice. I will also add a tutorial for it on my tutorial page (that is another goal).

Supply List:
Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, Real Red, Very Vanilla and Old Olive
DSP: Sending Love (Time is running out if you want to order this!)
Punches: XL Fancy Flower, Boho Blossoms, 1/2 inch circle
Misc. Accessories: Crimper, paper piercing tool and rhinestone brad

I would love to hear what you think! Please post comments! Bloggers love comments!

Have a great day!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Look what I made this weekend!

On Saturday I attended an awesome training by my up-up-upline the wonderful Connie Heisey. She is so inspirational and shares my love of stamping and the Lord. I am so blessed to be a part of her life.

We made some make and takes and these are my favorites. The other one I goofed so it will not be appearing on my blog at this time. My "blooper" cards are a whole other blog!

I think this card is so elegant. This is from a new set in our 2010 Summer Mini called "Elements of Style". I stamped the image with Black Stazon and colored the flowers with an Aqua painter and re-inkers. It was so simple and the results were just beautiful. Add some Pretty in Pink satin ribbon and a pearl and viola! A masterpiece! I have to admit that I don't use my Aqua painters a lot. I will be dusting them off and using them more after this.

This card is just too fun. Another set from the 2010 Summer Mini. This stamp set is called Sweet Scoops. It is fun and I was excited to make this card because I pre-ordered this stamp set. Another perk of being a consultant is getting sneak peeks of up and coming new items. You will see more of this stamp set for sure. How cute would this be as an invitation to an Ice Cream party.

Please check my other pages as I have been working hard to add more pictures. I have added pictures for out upcoming Stamp Camp in May and a Card Kit.

Keep checking back. It is my goal to post several times a week if not once a day! You won't want to miss FREEBIE FRIDAY and some blog candy!

Now is the time to book a workshop! They are so much fun, you get FREE stuff and I pamper all of my Hostesses. Click here for more info.

Happy Stampin'

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

I figured it out! Here is a list of the new colors. I love them. I think they are all rich and vibrant. I am super excited to get my Stampin' Success magazine (Stampin' Up! sends this great tool to all demonstrators) and see the new colors and card stock in person. We are each getting a sample of the new colors. Not sure if it will be all the colors or not, but rest assured I will share them with you!

Here is the list of the retiring colors. NOW is the time to stock up on your favorites. They will be gone by June 30th.

Hope this helps! Please feel free to scroll down and click on the links below to print a copy to keep. I have already made copies for my Stamp Club ladies.

Have a great day!

Color Renovation!

Stampin' Up has announced that we are having a Color Renovation! I am so excited!! I am really excited about the color collections and cannot wait to get my hands on them and start playing!

Here are the details:
4 Color Collections, Brights Collection, Neutrals Collection, Regals Collections and Subtles Collections. 29 colors are being retired, 10 colors are returning from previous "In Colors" and there will be 5 new shades! I am really excited about the returning colors and new shades. Some colors have even switched teams!

To view and print the new color collections, click here. I am attempting to post them on this blog, but apparently I am not savvy enough for that. :) I will have to wait for my son to help his poor momma.

Click here to view and print the list of retiring colors. I am not too sad to see these colors go. I didn't use them too much. The colors I do have I will still use. If you have any of these colors and you love them don't dispair! They will not be retiring until June 30th so now is the time to stock up on re-inkers, markers and card stock. To place an order with me, please click here.

As soon as I get more info I will post it all here and send emails. I will be more than happy to be a shoulder to cry on (if you are sad about the changes) or be there to answer any questions. This is a very exciting time for me as a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and I am here to help you!

Thanks for reading and Happy Stampin!