Monday, March 30, 2009

Decor Elements...

...Thoughts and Prayers Tree!

Yesterday was the day I put the large chocolate tree up on my large livingroom wall. I love it! I do wish I placed the tree a little differently though, to the left a little more and down, but am still very pleased with it, overall. I'm soooooo loving the Decor Elements. You will too!!!

See what I mean?! It was fun and actually easy. This being somewhat big to do, was put up in sections but they were already separated. All I needed to do was just cut the sections apart. The directions were very easy. I had been wanting to purchase them and when several customers ordered them, I figured I better jump on the wagon and just DO it!! So glad I did. I'll help them out if they need it. These Decor Elements are almost like my other addiction. STAMPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks for stopping by,

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Another Addition to Renessance Stampers!

Welcome Colene! I'm sooo happy and excited. Renessance Stampers seems to be growing by leaps and bounds. Colene has just joined the family and is a stamper and scrapper. She will make a wonderful addition to our family! I cannot wait to bring everyone together for our first meeting for introductions! Gotta luv Stampin' Up! for being a great and caring company who offers great specials and incentives to join the Stampin' Up! family.

Colene, so glad you've joined. Thank you!


Doctor's Appreciation Day Tomorrow

My department at work asked me to make a card for the pathologists for everyone to sign in the department. Knowing how many people work in the department, I knew the card couldn't be standard sized so I used a 12x12 piece of paper from the Sale-A-Bration packet and lined it with Bashful Blue 12x12 cardstock to make it look pretty, having that color in the SAB paper and also to make the card a little more sturdy. I got out my Big Shot and started pulling out my dies. Here is the card that I came up with in no time!

It was so easy and soooo much fun. The Big Shot honestly does all of the work! The butterfly, again, like in a previous post is from a Level 1 hostess set. Very easy to do. The edge of the card was done using our new punch!
Would you like to do a card similar to this? Contact me and we can do it at your workshop!
Thanks for stopping by,

Saturday, March 28, 2009

It's A Big Shot World Stamp Camp Cards

If you didn't attend this stamp camp today, this is what you missed. :(
This was so much fun. Gotta luv that Big Shot. How about that quilted look on the third card?! That is using 1 1/4 inch square punched pieces from the package of Designer Series Paper in the Sale-A-Bration mini. The card on the left is also using that paper. Don't have your packet yet? Do you realize you only have THREE days left?!!!! It's only available for Sale-A-Bration. Purchase $50 in product and choose a SAB item from the mini FREE. Do you also realize that if you order online through my website in the next three days you also get a free Stampin' Up! catalog (value $9.95).

Thanks for stopping by on a sunny, beautiful spring day in Central New York State (finally!),

A Welcome and Happy Hello!

We have a new family member! Shelly is a new member to Renessance Stampers! Shelly signed up as a demonstrator recently and is looking forward already to holding workshops, a club and meeting new friends. Welcome Shelly! :) You're going to love your decision in becoming a Stampin' Up! demonstrator with no regrets or looking back. After almost seven years of being a demonstrator, I haven't and am looking forward to many more! ;)

Again, welcome. :)

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

I've been published...

in our local paper, The Evening Telegram. It was a lot of fun. Although they spelled my name wrong, Renee Cliver, instead of Rene' Clive, it was still a good article. They went on to talk about the history of rubberstamping. The woman that I was watching, I ended up knowing from a while back because we worked together. I brought lots of samples and sat with the ladies and had fun right along with them. We made two cards and they even embossed. I'll post the cards a little later in the week. It's off to bed I go. Today is my Monday for work and I'm beat!
Thanks for stopping by,

Saturday, March 21, 2009


Did you realize that for anyone thinking about getting their hands on one of those nice Sale-A-Bration sets OR taking advantage of that awesome deal and paying $169 for the starter kit instead of $199 for the $350 value, there are only TEN DAYS LEFT!!!! To join the team for $169, click on starter kit, and then Join Now. You'll need the password: Wishlist

You'll have no regrets! It's fun to be a demonstrator and to run your own business. You set your own hours, be your own boss and love what you do. There are no hidden fees, small print or penalties, just lots of fun to be had. You'll have great support, a great family to welcome you and wonderful resources to help you out. Come on and give it a shot.

Convention registration is just around the corner. Want to join me this summer? It's a blast! Contact me with questions!

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy stampin' and scrappin',


Sunday, March 15, 2009

Starter Kit Payment Plan!

Stampin' Up! has come up with a three-payment plan for anyone not wanting to make one payment on the starter kit. If signing up online through the demonstrator site, you have instant access to resources and the Demonstrator Website. When signing up using the payment plan, the above paperwork needs to be filled out and sent in and it will take a little longer to gain access BUT you will still be part of the family! If signing up online, remember that the password is wishlist
I'm offering an extra great incentive for anyone signing up on my team. Interested? Contact me. Don't forget that time is running out for Sale-A-Bration and the great cost of the starter kit at $169 AND your choice of a free stamp set. This is only good until the end of THIS month!!! Hurry now!!!


Winner of Blog Candy!

We have a winner Ladies & Gentlemen! Drum roll............. Rachael M. is the winner. Rachael has already been notified and be receiving the prize real soon.

Congrats to Rachael. I'll be seeing you soon!


Good Morning!

If you missed the Sale-A-Bration stamp camp yesterday, you missed making these cards.

We had so much fun. It was also a great place to have the stamp camp, great lighting, we could spread out and it was a great location! Thank you to Sue and John Kelly for allowing us to use the church along with Faith In Christ Fellowship Church. :)
The cards above were done using Sale-A-Bration sets, other than the butterfly from God's Beauty in a Level 1 hostess set and Birthday Wishes in Sincere Salutations. The card on the left was done using only In Colors! Each piece was sponged with Creamy Caramel Ink to give it a distressed or vintage look and I left the bottom part of my card blank for future use. I leave most of my cards blank as far as a greeting and stamp them as I need them. For this card, the ladies could use whatever In Colors they wanted, combinations, stamps, punches they wanted. It was nice to see THEIR combinations. There is no right way or wrong way of stamping. Having fun is the important thing and THAT we did!
Thanks for stopping by ladies. Have a great day!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Club last night...

involved making this.

The butterfly was stamped on our Glossy Cardstock with Jet Black StazOn Ink and the leaves were stamped with Old Olive. The flowers were stamped with Ruby Red. The stamps just mentioned are from the set, "God's Beauty" which is a Level 1 hostess set, free to anyone with at least $150 in total merchandise sales! The butterfly was colored using Summer Sun Stampin' Marker and sponged with Pumpkin Pie ink then cut out and placed on the box. The stamp and the scalloped oval punch is in the Occasions mini catalog which you can actually preorder from now!!! If you untie the Night of Navy ribbon, the box actually has a cover that opens like a book and you can stamp a greeting or verse in there. This makes a nice box to put a small gift in, some candy, a gift card or even use as a shower/party favor. To order from the new mini or to view it, contact me!

Thanks for stopping by,


Tuesday, March 10, 2009


Today is Tuesday and I'm posting! lol I've been playing and getting ready for tomorrow night's Club. I've been anxiously awaiting a few minutes of time so that I could play with the Textured Impressions Manhattan Flower embossing folder. Tonight was the night! First I thought about the color I wanted to use with it. Hmmm...... Baja Breeze! Then... To run everything through the Big Shot like the instructions tell you and then I ended up with this after minimal embellishing! Don't ya just love it?!
Off to bed I go. Tomorrow morning comes awful early, 4:30 a.m. that is. Thanks for stopping by. Sweet dreams.......

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Newest Projects :)

These are some of the latest that I've done. The top card is using a hostess level 1. This means you can have this stamp set FREE if you hold a workshop totally at least $150 in merchandise! How attainable is that?! I also used the Big Shot and our newest, biggest oval punch to layer behind the pink flower that was made using the Big Shot. The pretty pink print paper with the scalloping is done from Raspberry Tart designer series paper and using the Scallop Edge Punch.
We did a post-it note holder for our keyrings at club last month and embellished using the Pretties Kit. This was a lot of fun and the Crop-A-Dile punched through the paper very easily. The bottom card was done using Watercolor Crayons directly on the stamps, spritzed with water and then stamped directly onto Naturals Ivory cardstock. You have to let the stamp sit on the paper a few seconds to let the water absorb into the paper. Very cool technique and effect! What makes it really nice is that the Watercolor Crayons are so much more affordable, being sold in families rather than having to buy the entire set of crayons like when they first came out! Love, love, love them!!!!
More recent posts below. Thanks for stopping by!!

Stamp Camp Reminder!!!

Just a head's up! Monday is the last day to sign up for the Sale-A-Bration stamp camp to take place in Chadwicks. We will be making cards using Sale-A-Bration sets and ribbon from the mini catalog. This is a great time to get that set you've had your eye on or get those ideas.

Contact me to let me know that you're coming because RSVP date of Monday is firm!!! For more details, see my Event Calendar on my Stampin' Up! website.

Door prizes will be given away and who knows!! You may even win a Sale-A-Bration stamp set!!!

Again, thanks for stopping by. ;)

Happy stampin' and scrappin',



Now YOU can preorder like demonstrators from the Occasions Mini Catalog. Stampin' Up! is offering customers the opportunity to purchase Easter stamp sets and accessories to get a jump start on Easter projects and cards. You can place orders on my Stampin' Up! website 24/7 or contact me. Also, keep in mind that if you place an order online, you can get a free catalog while supplies last. If you purchase $50 in merchandise, you can choose a Sale-A-Bration item from the Sale-A-Bration mini catalog for free also!
Thanks for stopping by. :)

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Been wondering where I've been? Well, Rachael was very busy in the musical, "The Wizard of Oz." Therefore, mom and dad were, too. lol It was an awesome production, like all other productions in our school district. The entire cast and crew worked very hard.

I've also been very busy doing some workshops, scheduling and preparing for upcoming stamp camps. Want to know more? Check out my Event Calendar. Also, there is a contest going on right now in case you haven't read recent posts on my blog. Better hurry up and post a comment. :)

Happy Stampin' & Scrappin' to YOU!!!

Thanks for stoppin' by,