Monday, December 29, 2008

The joys of being a mom

Hi everyone,
I hope that you had a fantastic Christmas! The girls had a great time and I'm ready to get them back on a schedule.
I just wanted to let you know that I won't be around for a while. My 1 year old, Hannah, broke her collar bone the day after Christmas, so I have to be a mom and take care of her.

Which brings me to my reason on Why it's great to be a demonstrator:
I can work my schedule around my family. When something comes up with my family I have much more flexibility with my schedule.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Customer Christmas cards

It's rainy here today in Western MA! Yuck, I'd much prefer snow. Today I thought that I would share with you some cards that I received from customers. I love getting handmade cards in the mail from my customers, it makes me feel very special and I love to see what my customers are doing with their products. This first card was done by Renee. She embossed the tree in Gold and it looks just stunning. Renee was part of the big shot club, and as you can see here she added the top note die on her card. Love it!
This second card was done by Laura, it is a very stunning card and I'm not doing it any justice with the pictures. It is an acetate card (clear card) with snowflakes all over it and then she used some designer paper, either from ski slope or holiday treasures, I'm not sure right at the moment. I could go check but I'm being lazy. She stamped the red parts of the tree and punched them out and popped them up with dimensionals and then she topped it off with our designer brads and a red rhinestone brad in the center. Just beautiful. I've added a close up picture so you can see more of the detail. If you click on the picture it will come up very BIG and believe me you won't miss any details.
Thank you both very much for the stunning cards.

I just want to wish everybody a restful and happy, joy filled Christmas. Don't forget the real reason for the season!

Why I love being a demonstrator Part 3: Who doesn't like to get stampin products at a 20% discount? Wouldn't you like to get your favorite products at 20% the catalog price? Contact me to answer any questions you might have about becoming a demonstrator.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Decor Elements and why it's great to be a demo part 2

Hi everyone! Today I thought I would show you one of our new home decor products. This one is in our kitchen. This particular one is a hostess only decor elements that you can get for having a workshop or placing and order of over $300.00. I think it really adds to the kitchen and everyone who comes it loves it. I have another one that will be going in the bathroom as well as one that will be going in the living room. When I get them up I'll post them here. They are really easy to put up and the great thing about them is that they come down easily, without ruining your walls. If your interested in purchasing any of our home decor products or any stampin up products feel free to call, e-mail or place your order on line through my demonstrator website. Click on "shop now".
I have two pictures, one is a close up so you can see the detail of the decor elements and the other is a wider shot so you can see how it looks in the room.

Why it's good to be a demonstrator part 2:
I love being a demonstrator, because of all the great people I get to meet and all the friendships I've gained from being a demonstrator.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Love you Much Promotion

Stampin UP is having a promotion that starts on December 23rd. The promotion is called Love you Much bundle. It's a fantastic bundle of products at 20% off and if you purchase it on December 23rd you can also get it with the FREE SHIPPING PROMOTION. But the 23rd is the only day you can get it with no shipping charges.

Love you Much Bundle:

(click on this title to see the flyer close up)

The bundle includes a valentines stamp set- $25.95 stamp set

Heart to Heart punch - $15.95

Candy Lane designer paper - $9.95

Add that up and you come up with $51.85

But because Stampin UP is so generous they're offering the bundle at 20% off for only $41.48.

If you purchase it on the 23rd of December you'll also squeak by with the free shipping promotion. Just e-mail or call me to order you're bundle or if you purchase this and a few more products (to get to the $70.00 total for free shipping) You can even order online through my store. Go over to my website and click on "shop now".

And remember that anybody who makes a purchase of $40.00 or more with me between now and December 23rd also receives a free goodie bag of Stampin Up products.

phone # 413-863-3166


online store click on "shop now"

handmade Christmas ornaments and why it's great to be a demonstrator

hello everybody,
Sorry the posting has been sporadic lately. Nov and Dec are very busy for me, not only is it the 2 major holidays of the year, it also happens to be both of my daughters birthdays. One is 2 days after Thanksgiving and the other is 2 days after Christmas, talk about BUSY! On top of all that my Stampin Up business has been keeping me busy too!
So here are some samples of handmade ornaments that I have been teaching this winter. Some have been at classes, others at workshops. I enjoy making Christmas ornaments and half of the ornaments on my tree are hand made. This year I did a mom&me class and we had a fantastic time making ornaments. I had Kayla help out with the class and I think she was beside herself with excitement.

How cool is this snowflake! It was cut out of chipboard with the big shot machine! If your interested in joining a big shot club, call or e-mail me to get started! Or come to my house on January 13th from 6:30-7:30 pm,to see what the big shot is all about and to see if it's something you would be interested in having.
Why it's great to be a demonstrator:
My reason today, why it's great to be a demonstrator is because you get to purchase products during a pre-order time earlier then anyone else. Wouldn't you want to get your hands on the latest Stampin UP products before everybody else?

Sunday, December 21, 2008

December 23rd

Just wanted to remind you that December 23rd is the last day to receive free shipping on orders of $70.00 or more and 10% off all of our retiring stamp sets. And on top of that if you spend $20.00 you can choose a stamp set from the catalog sampler at 20% off. I do have an order going in so if you want to take advantage of the free shipping, call or e-mail me your orders and remember that any order of $40.00 or more will also get you a free goodie bag of Stampin UP products from me as a thank you gift!

Have you been thinking of becoming a demonstrator? Now is a great time to sign up. Earn some extra cash to help out with the household bills or to have a little extra cash in your pocket. The starter kit is an exceptional value at $199.00. You're getting almost $400.00 worth of products for less then half of the retail value. I would love to set up a time to talk with you to answer any questions you might have about becoming a demo. Call or e-mail me to set up your appointment with me. This could be the first day of the rest of your life.
If your ready to sign up, head on over to my demonstrator website and sign up right on line. You'll need a password and that password is.... Angela Riddell.
I'm always looking to grow my team of demonstrators, we have such a good time together and we would love to share that with anybody who is interested.

Have a fantastic day and happy stampin.

my phone # 413-863-3166
e-mail : shop online 24/7

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Correction to newsletter

Good morning,
How are all of you today. Well New England is in for some more nasty weather today, yuck!
As some of you have noticed who get my e-mail newsletter there was a wrong date posted for one of my upcoming classes. So I'm listing below all of my upcoming classes with the CORRECT dates and time.

Also don't forget that Stampin Up is offering free shipping on orders of $70.00 or more as well as 10% off the retiring stamp set list from now until Dec 23rd. On top of that, if you purchase $20.00 in products you can take 20% off one stamp set from the catalog sampler.

Also anybody who places an order of $40.00 or more, with me from now until Dec 23rd will get a goodie bag of Stampin UP products.

Upcoming classes:

2009 Calendar class
Tuesday December 30th
Class fee $25.00 which includes everything needed.
Registration and class fee due by: December 19th

Come make your calendar for the new year! This adorable calendar can be viewed on page 11 of the idea book/catalog
You won't want to miss out on this class.
Class limit is 6 people and I do already have people signed up so if you want a spot, rsvp quickly!

All occasion Card Class:
Wednesday January 7th
Class fee $25.00
Please bring your own adhesive, including sticky strip
Registration and payment due by December 20th
Come make a fantastic stationary box that holds and has a place for; cards, address book, postage stamps, pen, tags & 3x3 note cards.
Class limit is 8 people, sign up early to save your space.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Snowmen & Glitter

Helllloooo everybody! How are you all today? Well the sun is out and shining and my family is happy and healthy so that makes for a good day for me! Last night I had a workshop and let me tell you, we had a GREAT time. Thanks Kim for having us all over to stamp! Kim (my hostess with the mostess, for the evening) requested that we use a snowman and glitter. She said that she didn't care what we did for a project, just try and work in glitter! HELLO, glitter is my absolute, most favorite item to use, so that shouldn't be hard to accommodate. I know that Kim really loves to scrapbook, she's not so much into the card making part of it so I put together this adorable 6X6 scrapbook page. I took this from a scrapbook page that I had done in the summer (it probably originated from Splitcoast, as do many of my projects) and just changed it around a big, added different colors and of course the snowman and voila you have the page. Don't you just love it? I then showed them how they could incorporate this page onto a bigger scrapbook page. The snowman that we used is from the stamp set Merry & Bright and it just happens to be 10% off from now until December 23rd. To purchase this or any other set from the catalog just give me a call, e-mail or shop right on line through my website. and click on shop now. Orders of $70.00 or more receive FREE SHIPPING now through DEC 23rd.

On another note, stamp club is filling up very quickly, so if your interested in joining us, shoot me a quick e-mail or phone call to let me know to save your spot. Stamp Club will start up in FEB on the 2nd Monday of the month.

That's it for today, have a fantastic day and happy stampin!

Cardstock: old olive, baja breeze, chocolate chip, whisper white
Designer paper: Ski slope (holiday mini catalog)
Markers: Chocolate chip, old olive, bashful blue, only orange
Accessories: Dazzling diamond glitter, 2 way glue pen, baja breeze striped grosgrain ribbon, stampin dimensionals, snail adhesive, paper cutter
Punches: photo corner punch, circle scallop punch, 13/8 circle, 11/4 circle

Friday, December 12, 2008

All sorts of excitement and promotions!

Stampin UP has all sorts of promotions for December and I want to make sure that you know about them all.

FREE SHIPPING- Orders of $70.00 or more receive free shipping, now through Dec 23rd. Place a $70.00 order your self, or if it's not $70.00 I will be putting in an order on Dec 17th and Dec 23rd, and we can add orders together to come up with the $70.00 to get the free shipping. Do a book party, take orders from your friends and if they total $70.00 you will receive free shipping. And if you collect $150.00 or more in orders you will also receive Free hostess benefits.

RETIRED LIST- The retired list is out and Stampin Up is offering the stamps on the retirement list at 10% off. Stampin Up has never done that before! So grab the ones you want, at 10% off and do it while there is no shipping either! The 10% off runs now through Dec 23rd.

Sale-a-Bration- Sale-a-bration is right around the corner and I am now booking workshops for Feb and March. Book your workshop early so that you reserve the date that you want, before someone else grabs it.
Sale-a-bration is a sale that Stampin Up has every year. For every $50.00 that you spend you will receive a free stamp set from the sale-a-bration catalog. Who couldn't get excited about FREE STAMPS? This year I'm pleased to tell you that it's not just stamps in the catalog, there is also a ribbon bundle and scrapbook paper bundle. Sale-a-bration books up quick for me so make sure you don't miss out on having your own workshop! Sale-a-bration is great for everyone!
Customers - receive free products from the sale-a-bration catalog for every $50.00 they spend (and there is no limit as to how many you can earn for free)
Hostess- For every $300.00 in sales you have at your workshop you will receive free product from the Sale-a-bration catalog.
Recruits- Have you been thinking of signing up to become a demonstrator? This is the perfect time to do it. On top of your starter kit you get to choose 1 extra stamp set from the spring/summer idea book & catalog! That's up to a $47.95 value.

Stamp club: I have another round of Stamp club starting in Feb. and I'm taking names. Do you want to learn new techniques every month? Would you like to get out of the house once a month and get out with other people who like to stamp? Do you like free merchandise? Do you want to build your stamping supplies over a longer period of time? Then Stamp club is for you.
Stamp club meets once a month at my house, we learn a couple new techniques, we have a fantastic time! Each month the hostess benefits rotate between the club members. Each club member receives that idea book/catalog for FREE,that's a $9.95 value. Each club member also receives at least a hostess level 1 exclusive stamp set and $15.00 in free products. (My club members have been averaging much more in hostess benefits then what is listed here).
Each club member agrees to spend at least $25.00 or more in products at each meeting.
If a club member can't make it to the club meeting their order and payment are still due by the day of the club meeting.
IF your interested or have more questions please feel free to call me at 413-863-3166 or e-mail me at
Here is what one club member had to say this month. "Now that I've become part of stamp club, I can't imagine not doing it!"

Big Shot party highlights!

Oh what fun we had last night at the Big Shot Party. Everybody who was part of my big shot club over the past 4 months was invited to a party where each of them received their big shot machine. We made 4 really fun projects. Everybody braved the nasty weather that we had up here in MA. I thought that I would show you pictures from the event as well as 3 of the 4 projects that we made. Thank you all so much ladies for attending, I had a great time with all of you! This first picture is before everybody arrived. Look at all those amazing big shots sitting their waiting to be used. The second picture is a picture of almost everybody, I couldn't make them all fit in the picture. Then we have random pictures of everybody doing their projects.

This last picture is 3 of the 4 projects that we did. We made the box out of the scallop envelope that comes in the starter kit, how cool is that! We also made the ornament that is inside of it, using the vinyl that Stampin UP now sells for the big shot machine. We filled the ornament with re-inker that you would use to re-ink your stamp pad, and then after making sure that the ink was all over the ornament and we let any extra ink drip out, we added dazzling diamonds glitter (my favorite) and shook the glitter all around the inside of the ornament. (Make sure to have the cover back on the ornament or a paper towel over the top of it, so that you don't have glitter going all over the place). And we also made this adorable snowman, he could be used in many different ways: obviously her could be used as a card, he could also be used as a tag for a present, a Christmas ornament and he could also be used to write some hidden journaling on a scrapbook page. The box and the snowman came from splitcoast stampers, these are not my original ideas.
I have a new big shot club starting so if anybody is interested in being part of the big shot club and getting your self a big shot over 4 monthly installments, give me a call or e-mail and we can get you started. Have a fantastic day everybody and happy stampin!