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                     August/September 2003

                                             Volume 2, Edition 5

        Heather Huber
            Welcome                                                    Features
Welcome everyone! I have launched my new               3     Stampin’ Up Specials: Heart & Home and
website as of July 18th! Make sure to check it               September Retired Sets
out and see if you like the new layout and format.
I decided to revamp the site so that I had better
information and more of it with the release of the     4     Stampin’ Up News: Retiring Sets from the
new catalog. I have lots more space for my                   Spring/Summer Stampin’ Memories Catalog
featured projects section, so every month, be                and Scrapbook USA
sure to check it out and see what it has to offer.
Let me know if you’d like to see certain sets           5    Featured Technique: Too hot to handle? Try a
featured and I can work on that for you! As you              Candle!
all know, the new Stampin’ Up 2003-2004 cata-
log has arrived! With tons of new accessories           6    Set Sampler: Going Batty....
and stamp sets, it’s the perfect time to set up a
party for yourself for the fall. We can focus on        8    Stampin’ Memories: Memorable New Products
holiday projects to get everyone started on their
Christmas cards, gift wrapping and more! I’m
going to start putting out the newsletter once
                                                       10 Showcase: Stampin’ Ladies Gone Wild!
every TWO months so that I can dedicate more
time to the website. If you have things to add to
                                                       11    Shoebox Project Nights: Unwrapped!!
either the website or the newsletter, please let
me know so that I can include your ideas and
artwork. Also, as you see the months go by, I will
be incorporating ideas from other demonstrators
in my downline - Erin Knode, Holli John and
Shari Walker, so keep your eyes out for articles            This is a new section in the newsletter
and information from them!                                  that features new hostesses. Thanks
                                                            for hostessing a party and getting your
As always, if you have any interest in turning your         friends involved in such a fun hobby!
hobby into a business, let me know and I will
                                                            - Beth Hamill
share all the details about how great it is to be a
demonstrator. Contact me today to learn more                - Lourdes Sagun
about becoming a demonstrator and to sign up.               - Elaine Morgan
                                                            - Myra Stalnaker           Welcome to
Stampin’ Up is offering lots of great promotions            - Yvette Rosenberg
this month. Check out the last page of the news-            - Margaret Wilkerson
                                                                                     Holli John, the
letter for all the details!
                                                            - Lisa Marsh            newest member
                                                            - Melissa Davis         of my Stampin’
Schedule for September:                                                          Up Family!
September 5 - 7 pm - Margaret Wilkerson hostessing a party in Waldorf.
September 16 - 7 pm - Shoebox Project Night in NoVA (4224 Maylock Lane Fairfax, VA).
September 26 - 7 pm - Shoebox Project Night in LaPlata (704 Silver Linden Dr).
September 27 - 2 pm - Yvette Rosenberg hostessing a party in Waldorf.
September 28 - 1 pm - Lisa Marsh hostessing a party in Waldorf.
September 30 - 7:30 pm - Melissa Davis hostessing a party in Northern Virginia.

Let me know if you’d like to schedule a party and I’ll get you on the calendar!
                      Stampin’ Up Specials
September 15 – October 14

Looking for new stamp sets and designs for your stamping projects and artwork? We’ve got news for you! Stampin’ Up! is
celebrating its Fifteen Fabulous Years anniversary with incredible sales and savings all year long. Each month we release
one of our popular sets from the past. Make sure to return to this Web site on the 15th of every month to see which set
will be available that month!

This month we are offering two popular sets from the past. Architectural Elements expresses a style of art that is current
and in demand. The columns, arches, and other elements create an intriguing collage look. Use these images as an
elegant touch for scrapbook travel pages or Father’s Day cards, or whenever you need to add a masculine look and feel to
your projects. This set is definitely a valuable addition to any collection.

Meow Meow contains nine ideal images for the cat lovers in your life! These furry kitties look adorable on cards, projects,
or scrapbook pages. Or, to give a gift that lasts, order a few extra sets to share with your feline-loving friends!

Meow Meow and Architectural Elements are on sale from September 15 through October 14. Contact me for ordering
information! (Sorry, no refunds or exchanges can be made.)

   Make a Difference When You
   Purchase the Heart & Home Set!
   Stampin’ Up! has become a national sponsor of Ronald
   McDonald House Charities®—and we’re celebrating
   by offering an exclusive stamp set to all of our
   customers! We’ll donate $2 from the sale of each Heart
   & Home set to RMHC, an organization committed to
   improving the lives of children and their families
   throughout the world. The darling set is perfect for kids’
   cards, party invitations, and scrapbook pages. Best of
   all, when you buy the set you not only add to your
   collection of wonderful Stampin’ Up! products, you
   make a difference in the lives of children and families
   served by RMHC. To get more information on this
   special set, please visit my website at
                       So Long, Farewell....
   Several stamp sets will be retired upon the release of the 2003 Fall/Winter Stampin’ Memories Idea
   Book & Catalog on October 1. You can see these stamp sets in the 2003 Spring/Summer Stampin’
   Memories Idea Book & Catalog on the pages indicated. If any of these stamps are on your must-
   have list, be sure to contact me and order on or before September 30.
    Page           Name                                                Item #                Price
    14             Baby Frame                                          9829-00               $28.95    US
    29             Good ‘Ol Summertime                                 9868-00               $22.95    US
    24             Spectacular Birthday                                9878-00               $19.95    US
    37             Alphabet Antiques Upper                             9353-00               $26.95    US
    37             Alphabet Antiques Lower                             9359-00               $26.95    US
    37             Alphabet Antiques Numbers                           9356-00               $16.95    US
    39             Bold-Line Alphabet Upper                            9398-00               $26.95    US
    39             Bold-Line Alphabet Lower                            9391-00               $26.95    US
    39             Bold-Line Alphabet Numbers                          9412-00               $16.95    US
    39             Scritchy Scratches Alphabet                         9944-00               $38.95    US
    39             Scritchy Scratches Alphabet Numbers                 9927-00               $16.95    US

    Join the Excitement of the Scrapbook
    USA Expo in Sandy, Utah!
If you are looking for exciting new scrapbooking products, original techniques, inspiring classes, and
helpful demonstrations, circle October 24 and 25 on your calendar and plan to attend The Original
Scrapbook USA Expo! Stampin’ Up! is the title sponsor of this memorable event, and you will not want to
miss this chance to mingle and learn from the experts! When you attend The Original Scrapbook USA
Expo, you will find all the things you have come to expect: incredible classes and demonstrations, a
chance to spend time with your fellow scrapbookers, and of course, the traditional “Midnight Crop” on
Friday from 6 PM till midnight. You will leave with your hands full of projects and your head full of brilliant
new ideas! Call your friends and plan to attend together!

The Original Scrapbook USA Expo will be held at the South Towne Expo Center in Sandy, Utah. Doors
will be open on Friday from 10 AM to midnight and on
Saturday from 10 AM to 6 PM. Your Stampin’ Up!
demonstrator will have discount coupons for $3 off each day,
so call her today to get one! Admission is $10 for one day or
$19 for both ($7 for one day or $13 for both with the discount

To view available classes, go to the Web site at Or, if you have additional
questions, call 801-747-0688. The Original Scrapbook USA Expo, sponsored by Stampin’ Up!, promises
to be a grand event—register today!
                   Too hot to handle??
Stamp(s) of your choice that will fit the candle you are using.
White tissue paper (may be new and smooth or wrinkled!!!)
Versamark or craft pad (pigment ink) can be used.
Embossing power (optional)
Scrap paper large enough to roll candle on.
Heat gun

                      1)Stamp your image onto tissue paper using a dye based ink or Kaleidacolor
1                     pad. You may color your image with chalks or, gently, with colored pencils. If you
                      want the image to be embossed, stamp your image with the Versamark or craft
                      pad and then sprinkle on embossing powder and heat with heat gun.

                     Option 1)Another option is to ink up your stamp with a colored pigment ink, such
                     as gold, heat a section of your candle with your heat gun until it is shiny from
                     melting. Impress your inked stamp into the candle, let it cool slightly and then lift
                     the stamp off of the candle. This technique was used on
the green candle with the musical note, shown in the image above and to the          2

2) Tear closely next to the edges of the stamped image. This technique looks
better than cutting, which sometimes leaves an edge you can still see once
adhered to your candle.

3                   3) Using a glue stick, put a couple of small swipes of glue onto the back of the
                    stamped tissue paper so it stays put when you begin melting with your heat tool.
                    Position tissue on candle where desired and smooth it into place.

                     4) Turn heat tool on and move it around until you see the wax begin to melt. It will
                    appear shiny. Continue to move your heat tool around so the entire piece of tissue
paper is melted into the candle. Don’t get so close to the candle that it actually bores a hole into it!
Make sure to keep a good distance so that it melts somewhat, but doesn’t ruin the candle.
NOTE: If the wax begins to puddle or drip, quickly roll your candle back and forth
onto your scrap paper and it will smooth right out!                                    4
5) You will be amazed at how simple it is to create beautiful hand stamped
candles! These make great gifts! I like to get small boxes of stick matches,
                            wrap a piece of cardstock around the three sides,
                            so that the edge is still free to strike a match on.
                            Then stamp an image to match your candle. Finish your gift off by
                            wrapping in cellophane or a cellophane bag and tying it closed with a
                            ribbon or raffia bow! You may also heat the lower portion of your candle
                            and then roll it in dried flowers, potpourri, coffee grounds, etc.

                              Try it and let me know how you do! I love to see finished projects from you
  Going Batty over “Just Flying By!”
 “Just Flying By” is a great Halloween time stamp set! With a bat, spider,
 candy corn, stars, words saying “Just flying by with a halloween hi!”,
 pumpkins with the words “You give me a warm glow inside” and a broom
 with a witch, mummy, frankenstein and ghost, you’ll be able to make
 scrapbook pages, cards, favors, gift bags and more! Just Flying By is
 available in the 2003-2004 catalog for $21.95 (101867). Here are a few
 projects to help get your Halloween juices flowing!

  Do you want to “spotlight” things on your
   cards? Read on to find out how! (See
      example on lower right of page 7)

1. Stamp a detailed image stamp in Basic Black
2. Stamp shape image (circle used in halloween
example) on an area of the image you wish to
spotlight. If using a darker color of ink, remove
some of the ink by stamping once or twice on a
piece of scratch paper prior to stamping.
3. Apply a couple complementary watercolor
pencils to the detail of the image enclosed in the
area of the shape. blender pen and complementary
color to the detail of the image enclosed in the area
of the shape.
                                                            Stamp Sets: JUST FLYING BY (9848-00); ALL
4. Apply blender pen to smooth colors together.
                                                            YEAR CHEER III (101236)
5. Mount on coordinating cardstocks and add
                                                            Inks: Classic Pad - Basic Black (6240-96)
greeting if desired.                                        Classic Pad - Only Orange (6220-34)
                                                            Classic Pad - Summer Sun (6240-86)
                                                            Paper: Card Stock - Ultrasmooth White (5442-00)
                                                            Card Stock - Summer Sun (5440-86)
                                                            Card Stock - Only Orange (5420-34)
                                                            Accessories: Silver mini deco fastener

                                                        Stamp Sets: JUST FLYING BY (9848-00)
                                                        Inks: Classic Pad - Basic Black (6240-96)
                                                        Paper: Card Stock - Basic Black (5440-96)
                                                        Card Stock - Green Galore (5420-28)
                                                        Card Stock - Lovely Lilac (5420-44)
                                                        Card Stock - Only Orange (5420-34)
                                                        Accessories: Blender Pens (1939-00)
                                                        Stampin’ Pastels (1454-00)
Stamp Sets: JUST FLYING BY (9848-00)
Inks: Classic Pad - Basic Black (6240-96)
Classic Pad - Only Orange (6220-34)
Stampin’ Write - Garden Green (6940-92)           Stamp Sets: JUST FLYING
Stampin’ Write - Only Orange (6920-34)            BY (9848-00)
Stampin’ Write - Yoyo Yellow (6920-32)            LITTLE SHAPES (9500-00)
Paper: Card Stock - Only Orange (5420-34)         Inks: Classic Pad - Basic
Card Stock - Ultrasmooth White (5442-00)          Black (6240-96)
Lunch Bags - White (5929-00)                      Stampin’ Pad - Yoyo Yellow
Mulberry Paper - Bold Brights (5376-00)           (6120-32)
Accessories: Crimper (1825-00)                    Stampin’ Write - Yoyo Yellow
Punch - Long Reach - 1/8" Circle (1936-00)        (6920-32)
Raffia - Natural (4606-00)                        Paper: Card Stock - Basic
Stampin’ Pastels (1454-00)                        Black (5440-96)
                                                  Card Stock - Ultrasmooth
                                                  White (5442-00)
                                                  Card Stock - Yoyo Yellow

Stamp Sets: JUST FLYING BY (9848-
Inks: Classic Pad - Basic Black (6240-
96)                                          Stamp Sets: JUST FLYING BY (9848-00)
Craft Pad - White (6640-98)                  LITTLE SHAPES (9500-00)
Stampin’ Write - Basic Black (6940-96)       Inks: Classic Pad - Basic Black (6240-96)
Stampin’ Write - Cameo Coral (6940-80)       Classic Pad - Lovely Lilac (6220-44)
Stampin’ Write - Creamy Caramel (6940-       Classic Pad - Only Orange (6220-34)
87)                                          Classic Pad - Summer Sun (6240-86)
Stampin’ Write - Gable Green (6920-30)       Stampin’ Write - Glorious Green (6920-26)
                                             Stampin’ Write - Only Orange (6920-34)
Stampin’ Write - Lovely Lilac (6920-44)
                                             Stampin’ Write - Summer Sun (6940-86)
Stampin’ Write - Only Orange (6920-34)
                                             Paper: Card Stock - Basic Black (5440-96)
Paper: Card Stock - Basic Black (5440-       Card Stock - Summer Sun (5440-86)
96)                                          Card Stock - Ultrasmooth White (5442-00)
Vellum Paper - Radiant White (5470-00)       Accessories: Crystal Effects (1968-00)
Accessories: Eyelet Kit - Basic (1366-       Eyelet Kit - Basic (1366-00)
00)                                          Eyelet Tool Kit (1360-00)
Eyelet Tool Kit (1360-00)                    Hemp Twine - Black (4625-00)
Raffia - Natural (4606-00)                   Hemp Twine - Gold (4624-00)
                                             Inkworx Air Art Tool (4842-00)
                                             Punch - 1 1/4" Circle (1870-00)
                                             Stampin’ Pastels (1454-00)
                                             Stamping Sponges (1918-00)
                                             Comments: Learn more about spotlighting
                                             with shape stamps on facing page.
 Memorable New Products
New Stampin’ Memories Catalog
The new 2003-2004 Fall/Winter Stampin’ Memories Idea Book & Catalog is here (9/
  27/03) - and it’s chock full of incredible stamp sets and exciting new accessories!
 Great products make doing what you love so easy! Just let me know if you want to
   order a new catalog - for just $3.95, it’s a great way to get plenty of new ideas!
                           Classy Brass
                          Stampin’ Up loves its host-
                          esses- and loves to introduce
                          new hostess incentives! I’m
                          so excited to unveil for you
                          our new Hostess Level 2
                          Classy Brass template,
                          Everyday Edges. You can
                          use the border on your pages
                          or cards or as a perfect
                          frame for pictures. To use
                          on scrapbook pages, em-             Designer Albums
                          boss the border on each             These beautiful new Designer Albums are splendid for
                          corner of your page. You            a variety of occasions - and you won’t find these
                          will then have just enough          exclusive Stampin’ Up patterns anywhere else. Each
                          room on each side of your           album comes in three sizes: 12” x 12”, 8 1/2” x 11”,
                          card stock to emboss one of         and our new 6” x 6” brag book! Each post-bound
                          the six patterns as a “center-      album has a sturdy cover and comes with 10 page
  piece” for your border - a wonderful way to build a         protectors - a great place to store your memories for
  custom border to suit the mood of your pages.               years to come!

Colored Vellum
Vellum is one of the most popular paper options - it adds     Designer Series Papers/Vellums
a unique layer to your stamped project. So we know            Our new Designer Series papers and vellums are so
you’ll flip over our new 12” x 12” colored vellum.            appealing, you won’t know which ones to order first!
Unlike our printed vellum, these sheets are solid color       From the soft colors in the Tickles set to the radiant
without any patterns. They come in each of our color          hues in the Sassy series, we know these papers will
families, as well as in white. But we didn’t stop with just   add a whole new shade of color to your memories.
vellum papers. Thesenew shades of vellum come in tag
sheets as well. Use them with hemp, Metallic cord,            Magic Mesh
ribbon and Fancy Fibers or layer with our card stock          This acid-free, self-sticking product looks great
tags for a great touch.                                       layered behind journaling pieces, photos, and other
                                                                        embellishments. Try hanging tags from it
                                                                        or weaving Fancy Fibers through it. Sold
                                                                        in white, black and natural, you can use it
                                                                        as is or use a brayer to roll ink over the
                                                                        white mesh with your page’s color scheme!
 Simply Scrappin’ Kits                                         Pennant Sheets
 Everyone loves our Simply Scrappin’ kits: they’re full of     Whether you are looking for
 exclusive Stampin’ Up images, lively papers, and our          an easy page header or some
 color-coordinating card stock. With art already pre-          fun shapes for layering, you’ll
 pared for you, assembling adorable layouts is easy and        want to try our new pennants,
 hassle free! That’s why we’re excited to be offering          designed specifically to fit our
 four new kits. Buttons, Bows, and Twinkletoes is              wide verse stamps or greet-
 perfect for birthday memories or other pages that             ings. These great new die
 chronicle your little girl’s growing up yeras. A New          cuts come in the same colors
 Little Someone kits (boy and girl) are a celebration of       as our original tag sheets -
 the little ones we welcome with eager arms into our           but with a fun twist! You’ll find triangles, ovals,
 hearts and families. And, last but not least, we are          circles, squares, photo corners, and banners in a
 introducing a new hostess incentive kit! Our Time for         variety of colors. Attach a banner to the top of your
 Fun kit captures the amusement park adventures from           page with some stamped alphabet lettering. Use
 your last family outing. Collect these fun kits and watch     some of the other shapes with our Journaling Mark-
 the excitement jump off the page!                             ers as the perfect place to record fun details on your
                                                               pages. Layer your reinforcer circles with our eyelets.
 Adhesive Remover                                              And don’t forget the fun photo corners. Punch one
 You’ll love this new product! Simply rub it over              of these out, fold along the score, and attach to your
 excess adhesive on your art and - presto! The stick           photo. You can tie with hemp or fibers for a nice
 problem disappears and your artwork is perfect                touch, or turn the corner around to use without
 again. Please note: The adhesive remover doesn’t              embellishments. There are as many possibilities as
 erase tape.                                                   there are shapes and sizes - you’ll never run out of
Paper Popper
                                                               Stampin’ Stack & Store
If you use eyelets in your
                                                               With so many wonderful embellishments to use on
stamping, you’ll definitely
                                                               your pages, these new Stampin’ Stack
be interested in our new
                                                               & Store accessories are idea for
Paper Popper. This
                                                               organization. The Stampin’ Store
convenient tool is designed
                                                               pieces are identical to our eyelet cases
to pop out the paper
                                                               and provide great storage space for
circles that clog your
                                                               your small accessories. These plastic
anywhere hold punches.
                                                               cases are available in two sizes; both
Simply place the punch over the Paper Popper,
                                                               fit conveniently in the Stampin’ Stack
hammer the punch lightly, and the chads will come
                                                               and are clear, so you can see at a
tumbling out. Use this great took whenever you use
                                                               glance which one you need. The
                                                               Stampin’ Stack has holes on the back
                             Jumbo Wheels                      so you can mount it on a wall or cupboard for instant
                              You’ll be able to cover paper    organization, or lay it flat on your work surface for
                              twice as fast - and have twice   easy access.
                             as much fun - with our new        Buttons
                             jumbo wheels. These new           These delightful new embellish-
                             jumbo wheels, cartridges and      ments are a powerful way to
                             handles are a great addition to   spruce up your cards! Each
                             the Stampin’Around line.          container holds 240 buttons in
                             Designed with twice the width,    various sizes, dyed to coordinate
                             these larger images work great    with our color families. They
on pages, gift wrap or other gift packaging for an adorable,   come in containers that can be
personalized touch!                                            stacked for easy access and
Stampin’ Ladies Gone Wild!
 Check out what your fellow stampers have been working on!

 Kelly Wilson shows off her stamping! (Above left, right and below)

                                 Next time you have a few hours to create a master-
                                 piece like this, just contact our very own amazing
                                 Yvette Rosenberg and she’ll share how to make

                     Christina Reese sent me
                      these great samples of
                     some cards that she had
                      made! (Right and left)
             Shoebox Project Nights -
                                                      O     ur first shoebox night had
                                                            12 ladies gathered in
                                                      LaPlata, waiting to see what
                                                      everyone else had to offer!
                                                      From cards to Hershey kiss
                                                      holders to recipe cards, every-
                                                      one had very different projects
                                                      to share! Look at 3 of the ladies
                                                      (Donna Wilson, Maggie
                                                      Schlereth and Terry Comstock)
                                                      in action.
Below see our northern virginia contingent at their
first Shoebox night in September. We had a great
envelope bag, magnet (with colored crystal ef-
fects), and lots of great cards!

  W      e look forward to seeing you at
         our next gathering! Check out
  my website for more pictures and to
  find out when the next event will be

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