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Win an SU Big Shot die pack from Stampin’ Addicts July 25, 2009

Filed under: Stampin' Addicts — Holly @ 9:47 AM
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It’s not too late to enter the Stampin Addicts dot com giveaway to win a Big Shot die pack comprised of five (5!) Stampin’ Up! exclusive Big Shot dies and folders.

To enter, just write about it on your blog. . . or Twitter. . . or Facebook. . . or StumbleUpon. . . . and let Stampin Addicts know as outlined in the announcement.  But hurry–the drawing takes place at the end of the month.

And while you’re on the Stampin Addicts website, check out all their ideas using the Big Shot and other Stampin’ Up! products.

Good luck (and don’t forget to invite me over to play if you win)!


Template for swap recipes July 16, 2009

Filed under: XYZ - Everything Else — Holly @ 10:15 AM
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Recipes–some swap hostesses ask for them, some don’t.  To make life easier, I use a master template to cover most everything a hostess would want in a swap recipe. 

Here’s a master template (generic) (for Avery shipping label 8163) for my next big swapping event, the Stampin’ Addicts Meet & Greet at the 2009 Stampin’ Up! Convention.

To create your own master template based on this model:

  • * Using Word, create a new blank document on your computer. 
  • * Go to ‘Page Set Up’ and set the margins to: 
    • – Top:  0.5″
    • – Bottom: 0.0″
    • – Left/Right: 0.16″ 
  • * Copy & paste the contents of this version into your document.
  • * In your document, use ‘Replace’ to insert your name and info.
  • * Save your document as your new master template.

Using a template saves me a lot of time–do you think it can help you too?  I hope so!


Stampin’ Addicts Giveaway: SU! Big Shot die pack July 15, 2009

Filed under: Stampin' Addicts — Holly @ 11:06 AM
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Stampin Addicts dot com has tons of ideas using the Big Shot and is giving away a Big Shot Die Pack (with five exclusive Stampin’ UP! dies!) as part of their Stampin’ Up! summer celebration. To enter, all you have to do is write about it on your blog. . . or Twitter. . . or Facebook. . . or StumbleUpon. . . . and let Stampin Addicts know as outlined in the announcement.

So which of these 5 new exclusive Stampin’ Up! dies is your favorite?  Mine’s the Finial Press embossing folder–no wait, it’s the Fancy Favor Bigz XL. . .

Well that was easy.  Have you entered yet?


Hello, I’m crazy for swaps. And you? July 3, 2009

Filed under: Stampin' UP! — Holly @ 8:25 AM

Am I crazy?

I signed up for ten–count ’em *10*–Convention swaps, multiple groups for some.  Card fronts, full cards, 6×6 pages, ATCs, card candy, 3D items, Definitely Decorative. . . .all told, it comes to 19 sets of swaps.

All together now: So what didn’t you sign up for, Holly? 

That would be anything klutzy me is too likely to crush in transit (sorry, 12×12 pages and punch animal alphabet), ones I have lots of (techniques), and a couple I was too slow to get in on (mini albums and wedding suites *sniff, sniff*).

Is anyone else out there crazy for swaps?  Or it is just me?