Thursday, December 8, 2011


Stampin' Up! recommends you place your holiday orders by Wednesday, December 14, 2011, by 11:50 PM MT to receive your orders before Christmas.  Delivery times will vary depending on where you live.  If your personal experience indicates that it takes longer for packages to reach you, you will want to allow a little extra time for shipping during the holidays. Call or email me ( your orders until 10:00 PM (ET) or place your orders on my Online Store.

All orders received by December 14, 2011, will be picked, packaged, and delivered to our courier in plenty of time to arrive by December 24, 2011.  However, we cannot control delivery times; holiday mail volumes are high, and our delivery services encourage you to ship as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Stitched Stocking Christmas!

Christmas is just around the corner! You know what that means! Christmas card time!

I put together this cute card using the Stitched Stocking stamp set, Contempo Christmas stamp set, Lucky Limeade card stock, and our Red Glimmer Paper!


I used the Simply Scored tool to emboss the lines around the outside at 1/4”. Stamped the middle stocking using Lucky Limeade ink and punched it out using the Stocking Builder punch. I also stamped the stocking pieces using Lucky Limeade ink and punched them out as well.

Punched out 2 stockings of the Red Glimmer paper, and 1 set of stocking pieces. I then used a 1” square punch for the corner pieces also in the red glimmer paper.

Stamped the Merry Christmas in Cherry Cobbler on the Whisper White. Put dimensionals on the back of the stockings and adhered them to the white card stock and glued everything else down!

Paper: Red Glimmer Paper, Lucky Limeade card stock, Whisper White card stock.

Stamps: Contempo Christmas, Stitched Stockings

Tools: Simply Scored, Stampin’ Dimensionals, 1” square punch, Stocking Builder punch, Tombow Multi-Use Glue.

Contact me today to order your supplies!

-Melissa Buss

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

It’s Good To Be the Hostess!!

Dates: November 1-December 15, 2011

Hostesses will receive an additional $35 in free Stampin' Up! products when they hold a workshop totaling $350 or more (excluding tax and shipping)! This is in addition to all the other benefits they already get as a Stampin' Up! hostess.

Things to Remember

  • Only customer and workshop orders qualify for this promotion. Online orders do not qualify.
  • Orders must be $350 or more to qualify.
  • Orders larger than $350 are not eligible for additional hostess free merchandise dollars. For example, a $700 workshop does not receive $70 in additional dollars. All orders over $350 always receive $35 in additional free hostess dollars.
  • Hostesses may use their additional $35 in free merchandise on any catalog/mini catalog products.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

National Scrapbooking Day!


Dates: November 4-7, 2011

Details: Celebrate Digital Scrapbooking Day with Stampin' Up! for a four-day online event designed to introduce more of our demonstrators and customers to our digital content. Digital Scrapbooking Day is November 5, but Stampin' Up! will keep the celebration going from November 4-7! The event will include free downloads, blog posts (on with exciting project ideas all weekend long, and the announcement of the 2011 My Digital Studio Contest winners.

Get the FREE Downloads:

You can access the free downloads from November 4-7, after completing a quick survey.

Brand-new, never seen before FREE downloads include:

•So Typefelt Stamp Brush Set

•Neutral Delightful Digital Tape

•Home for the Holidays Ensemble

•Delight in the Day Photobook Template

Mark your calendars!  You don't want to miss this!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

FREE Big Shot!!

Free Big Shot When You Join Stampin' Up!

Join my team and get a FREE Big Shot OR up to $100 in product!

You can sign up online at

If you'd like to chat about becoming a demonstrator please let me know and I'll be happy to contact you. You can email me at

Promotion Dates:  Oct. 1 - 31

  • Any new recruit who signs up during the promotion period will receive a Sizzix Big Shot Machine or $100 in Stampin' Up! products of their choice from any of our current catalogs.
  • New recruits who use the online IDA will be given access to the Promotional Product Bonus order type in OEX approximately one hour after they complete their online IDA(they will be provided a link to OEX for this redemption via e-mail). In this order type, they will either enter the item number for the Big Shot (item 113439) or the item numbers for up to $100 in Stampin' Up! products. Products can be chosen from any current catalog and shipping is free!
  • New Recruits should ensure that their free total comes as close as possible to $100 without going over since the Promotional Product Bonus order type will not allow items beyond $100 to be added to the order.
  • Those who mail in their IDAs can simply list the items they want for free on their accompanying order form.
  • New recruits will have until November 30, 2011, to redeem their product bonus.

Hope to hear from you soon,



Thursday, July 7, 2011

New Catalog and Amazing Promotion!

The brand new Stampin' Up! 2011/2012 Idea Book and catalog is here!  It's always an exciting time when the new catalog comes out! There are so many new and exciting things in this new catalog, including 5 all new gorgeous In-Colors!

There's also a $99 Starter Kit promotion in July!

Click here for the details on the starter kit promotion


$99 Starter Kit

Friends, Fun, and Fabulous Products!

During July, you can join the Stampin' Up! family as a demonstrator for only $99! This limited time Starter Kit--valued at $185--comes with the following high-quality products:

  • Easy Events Clear-Mount Set*
  • Pennant Parade Wood-Mount Set*
  • Basic Black Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Brights 8-1/2" x 11" Assorted Card Stock
  • Just Add Cake Designer Series Paper*
  • Chocolate Chip 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon*
  • Note Cards (20)
  • Clear-Mount Block C
  • Blender Pen (1)
  • SNAIL Adhesive
  • Business supplies

*Brand new to the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog!

Plus, join in July and get a FREE Christmas Keepsake project kit--a $40 value! Imagine an afternoon spent chatting with friends while creating something beautiful--isn't that what Stampin' Up! is all about? But act now because this special kit is only available as part of this limited-time offer.

As an added bonus, first-time demonstrators can get two free months of Demonstrator Business Web Services (DBWS) when they sign up during their first 21 days as a demonstrator. Subscribing to DBWS means having your own online store, blog, hostess portal, and much more!

So head on over to my Website, get more information, and then sign up!

Much love,

Melissa Buss

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Time Once Again to Say Goodbye: Last Chance Lists Available Now!


It’s once again that time of year! June 1st! The new catalog comes out 1 month from today! That means they are retiring a lot of items from the current one!

There are 3 different lists: Last Chance Stamps, Last Chance Accessories and Last Chance Definitely Decorative

Last Chance Stamps

Last Chance Accessories

Last Chance Definitely Decorative

Be sure to look through them carefully and then head to my website and order what you need before it’s gone!

Have fun looking! Smile

-Melissa Buss

Friday, April 1, 2011

Grab Bags & Clearance Rack!!

Grab a bag of Stampin’ Up! products!  Beginning today, April 1, and continuing while supplies last, you will be able to purchase special "grab bags" in my Online Store.  These grab bags will come in three sizes: the $5, the $10, and the $15 grab bag.  Each bag will contain a variety of discontinued products that could include a combination of any of the following:  ribbons, Accents & Elements, chipboard, Designer Series Papers, and Simply Sent kit components.  Grab bags will not contain stamp sets or tools.



$5 Grab Bag (contains at least $20 worth of products!)


$10 Grab Bag (contains at least $40 worth of products!)


$15 Grab Bag (contains at least $60 worth of products!)

Please keep the following in mind:

  • Grab bag orders can only be placed in my Online Store.
  • There is no minimum purchase required to participate in the grab bag special offer.
  • There is no limit to the number of grab bags you may purchase; however, grab bag items are only available while supplies last. 
  • All grab bag sales are final.  There are no refunds or exchanges.
  • Not all grab bags will be unique.
  • You should use the following item numbers when ordering grab bags:

My Clearance Rack has also had lots of items added to it including retired Ink Refills, Markers and Spots in sets and many more accessories for up to 60% off! Please check out my Clearance Rack to see the available great retired products at amazing prices!  Be sure to shop soon as they are available while supplies last and I expect some of these will sell out quickly as several of these items were out of stock when they were retiring.
To shop, Click HERE.  Remember to enter THROUGH my direct website rather than choosing me at the end.  That way, you are eligible for lower minimum shipping cost and FREE Stampin' Rewards (free stamp set and $15 free merchandise with orders of $150 or more).

Contact me if you have any questions!

-Melissa Buss

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Sale-a-Bration Is Finally Here

So, I’m a couple days late getting this information out, but better late than never!


Spend: Spend $50 on Stampin’ Up! merchandise and receive a free Sale-a-Bration reward – no limit! SHOP NOW

Host: Host a workshop of at least $300 (before tax and shipping), and receive a free Sale-a-Bration reward! LEARN MORE about hosting a workshop!

Join: Join as a demonstrator and get a FREE Bonus Bundle that includes up to $50 worth of products, in addition to 15% off the price of the Starter Kit! LEARN MORE about starting your own Stampin’ Up! business or JOIN NOW!

-Melissa Buss

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Create a Cupcake Birthday!

I got invited to a Shoebox Swap that was last night and I spent quite a bit of time figuring out what I was going to do!

We had to use a set from the Occasions Mini Catalog or the Sale-a-Bration catalog, and I chose Create a Cupcake!

Here is my creation!:


Stamps: Create a Cupcake

Card Stock: Blushing Bride, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White

Ink: Blushing Bride, Chocolate Chip

Accessories: Blushing Bride 1/2” Poly Stitched Ribbon, Decorative Label Punch, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Create a Cupcake Punch and Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder

If you are interested in ordering any of the supplies for this card, feel free to email me at and I’ll get you the information on how to put in an order!

Thanks for looking,

Melissa Buss

Friday, January 21, 2011

3x3 Valentine’s!

I held my first ever class a couple of Saturdays ago and it was a big hit!

We made the projects from the Filled With Love Bundle flyer, plus a set of 3x3 cards that I designed myself.

The Filled With Love Bundle is only available until the 24th, so if you still haven’t bought one and you would like to, contact me or go to my website at and order it from there!

Here are the 3x3 cards that we made:


I also gave them an envelope for each card and here they are as well:


Here is the set of pink cards:


And the set of red cards:


And here they all are in their envelopes and tied up with a ribbon:


Stamps: Filled With Love

Cardstock: Real Red, Pretty in Pink and Whisper White

Paper: Love Patterns DSP Pack

Ink: Real Red and Pretty in Pink

Accessories: Full Heart Punch, Organza Whisper White 5/8” Ribbon, Whisper White Mini Square Envelopes