Tuesday, December 29, 2009

New Punches!

Starting with the new 2010 Occasions Mini Catalog and continuing with all new punch designs going forward, Stampin' Up! has adopted a new body style for our punches!

A few features of the new punch style:
  • Low-profile, rectangular punch body allows for easier stacking and storing
  • Punches lock shut for easier storage and transport
  • Dual labels on top and end allow for easy identification and selection when stored
  • Available in three sizes: small, medium, and extra-large
  • New punches allow for larger punched images and more intricate designs while providing greater ease of use.
  • Extra -large punch images also allow for two-step designs like the Two-Step Bird punch in the Occasions Mini Catalog
  • Corner punches allow you to punch a corner design along the inside edges of a page, not just corners
  • Larger, whole-hand handle design provides better leverage for easier use
  • Available in an exclusive Stampin' Up! color!
Are you EXCITED?? Just wait until you see the full Occasions Mini Catalog and Sale-a-Bration Catalog on January 5.



I can't believe that it's been over a week since I last blogged! I hope all of you out there had a great Christmas with friends and family, as I sure did...but I am glad that its over. :) My wonderful hubby got me some awesome gifts and it was definitely great to finally spend Christmas as a married couple! Here's a pic of us on Christmas Eve in front of our 'first' Christmas tree! Heee!

Today also marks 10 years of the passing of my wonderful, loving older sister, Erin, to cancer. I miss her more and more each day...she's definitely my angel! :( She is the reason we Relay and put our time in for the Erin. B. Lugauskas Memorial Scholarship and Halloween Dance! Here she on the right with her best friend, Sherin...

I do have a few pictures to post  some time later today of the Christmas cards I made for friends and family this year...stay tuned!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Announcing Heart Treat Cups!

Just in time for Valentine's Day, our new Heart Treat Cups coordinate perfectly with the Sweetheart stamp set and the Full Heart punch.

  • Heart Treat Cups (#120435) and the coordinating Sweetheart stamp set (#120415) will be available for purchase by demonstrators and customers on January 5, 2010
  • There are plenty available but be sure to order early so you have them in time for your Valentine's Day!
  • The coordinating Sweet Treat Padded Envelopes (#116802) and the Full Heart punch (#113693) are available for purchase now.
  • These treat cups are also perfect for Mother's Day, bridal showers, Easter, anniversaries, and of course birthdays!
How cute are these?! I just might have to invest in them! :)

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Shimmer Paint Will Be Available After January 5th!

Due to the popularity of our shimmer paint offered in the Holiday Mini Catalog, we will continue to offer it as a catalog write-in after the Holiday Mini sales period ends. Starting January 5, 2010, you can order the following products as catalog write-ins:

116806 Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint $5.95
116854 Frost White Shimmer Paint $5.95
116807 Platinum Shimmer Paint $5.95

Hope you continue to enjoy using this fun new product!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

SPCC - #28

Happy Hump Day All!
Hope everyone is doing well out there! :) I have another lovely card to show you today. I decided to pull out some uninked stamps. I loveeee the Changito Monkeys from Stampendous, so I just had to get the Changito Coffee Stamp! The sentiment comes from My Favorite Things, the Hot Stuff Set.

Such a cute set! :) The card was made using this weeks SPCC #28 Color Combo, too!

Here it is:

Card Size: 5 1/4 x 5 1/4

Supplies Needed:
All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise stated!
Stamps: Changito Coffee (Stampendous), Hot Stuff (My Favorite Things)
Ink: Stazon Black
Markers: Various colors
Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Bordering Blue, Always Artichoke, Whisper White
Tools: 3-D Dimensionals


Monday, December 14, 2009

1st Annual Stamp-Patty's MEN'S NIGHT

Hi friends!
My upline, Patty, held her first Men's Night on Friday, December 4th...and I was soo very excited to join and help out those 'clueless' husbands of ours! hehehe Here is the flyer that Patty used...

They willingly created a Christmas card for their wives with their own two hands! They even realized that we need tools to do our "craft" as well! Everyone got the chance to use the Big Shot to emboss and die-cut! They used the heat tool to do heat embossing and some hodge podge hardware to adorn the ribbon on their cards!  We all had a blast!!! :)
Here are just a couple pictures I borrowed from her blog:

My darling and very handsome hubby hard at work... :)

Me coaching the other husbands....

Patty and the husbands...

Be sure to visit Stamp-Patty's Blog to see the rest! :) There's even more info up for next years Men's Night, already!
Chat soon!

More AWESOME Blog Candy!!!

Head on over to Allison's Blog, Too Many Projects, Too Little Time! and enter to win some of this super fab, extra yummy candyyyy! :)  Here's a peek:


12 Days of Holiday Sales -- December 11-22, 2009

Stampin' Up's! 12 Days of Holiday Sales

Dates: December 11-22, 2009
For 12 days only, you can get discounts on select Big Shot dies and materials. See below for complete offering.

(Click on photo to enlarge)

Things to Remember:
  • Orders may be placed through me by email, phone, or through my Stampin' Up! Website!
  • The sale begins Friday, December 11, 2009, 12:01 AM (MT), and ends Tuesday, December 22, 2009, 11:50 PM (MT).
  • Items must be ordered by December 15, 2009, in order to arrive in time for Christmas.
  • Discounts range between 15-25 percent. 
  • All items on sale will be posted on the first day of the promotion and can be purchased for all 12 days.
  • There are no quantity limits.
  • There are no qualifiers to receive the discount.
  • For online orders, discounts will be reflected in the "regular price"; "catalog price" will show the non-discounted price.
Order deadlines:
Phone: Tuesday, December 22 , 2009; 6:50 PM (MT)
OEX and Online: Tuesday, December 22, 2009; 11:50 PM (MT)


Thursday, December 10, 2009

12 Weeks of Christmas -- Week 11

Wow--can it be?! 3 posts in one day!?! lol That's right--I am on a rolllll today! I did it...and I'm all caught up with my 12 Weeks of Christmas posts, as well! Wooohoo! lol I know it hasn't been the greatest 11 weeks, but thanks for sticking it out with me! :)

Here are another couple ornaments I made...I CASEd this from Blythe over at Rubber Room Stampin'. I just added a little extra fun with a Rub-On from Stampin' Up! Retired Old Saint Nick set. I also used the Soft Suede Reinker, Dazziling Diamonds, and Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon. Sooo cute! Can't wait to hang one on our tree and give the rest as gifts!

And a close-up of the glitter...isn't is soo darling! tehehehe

I may be back with another post tonight...but we shall see. I've been racking my brain trying to come up with a cute and very easy Christmas card to send out to my family and friends this holiday (and I need to make about 100 of them). And yes, I know I only have less than 15 days to get them done...anyone have any ideas for me?!

SPCC - #27, Mojo Monday Sketch #116 AND 12 Weeks of Christmas--Weeks 9 & 10

Hi All!
I'm back with another post today...and its a 3-for-1 deal! :) How fun! hehehe! First off, it is the SPCC #27 Challenge...and boy has time flown by! I can't believe we're already at #27! And like always, I just LOVE the colors Sam has picked out this week. :)

Next, I bring you Mojo Monday Sketch #116...I just had to try it out this was soo different but very fun to work with!

And finally, these 2 cards I made, are each part of my 12 Weeks of Christmas -- Weeks 9 & 10! :)
 I decided not to use any stamps and actual punches, but rather Stampin' Up's! Old Saint Nick Rub-Ons and I used my Cricut and the George and Basic Shapes Cartridge to make my 2 1/2" circles!  What do you think?

Week 9:

Card Size: 4 1/4 x 5 1/2

Supplies Needed:
All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise stated!
Paper: Kraft, Bashful Blue, Brocade Blue, DSP Frosty Day (SU! Retired)
Tools: 3-D Dimensionals, Cricut (George and Basic Shapes Cartridge)
Accessories: Old Saint Nick Rub-Ons (SU! Retired), Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon

Week 10:

Card Size: 4 1/4 x 5 1/2

Supplies Needed:
All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise stated!
Paper: Kraft, Bashful Blue, Brocade Blue, DSP Frosty Day (SU! Retired)
Tools: 3-D Dimensionals, Cricut (George and Basic Shapes Cartridge)
Accessories: Old Saint Nick Rub-Ons (SU! Retired), Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon

Chat soon!

SPCC - #26 and Birthday Card

Hi Friends!
I know this SPCC Color Combo #26 was SOOO last week, but I just had to post it anyway! lol It's a birthday card I made for my cousin Andy's wife, Jenn, who just celebrated her 31st...woohoo! :) Happy Birthday!!!

Card Size:  4 1/4 x 5 1/2

Supplies Needed:
All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise stated!
Stamps: Bitty Birthdays
Ink: Stazon Black
Markers: Various colors
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Lavender Lace
Tools: Ticket Corner Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, 3-D Dimensionals, Heat Embosser, 2-Way Glue
Accessories: 1/2" Real Red Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, White Embossing Powder, Dazziling Diamonds Glitter

Stay tuned for this weeks SPCC #27! And more of my 'oh-so-late' 12 Weeks of Christmas posts! tehehehe :)

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

My Stampin' Special this Month!!!

So I went through the lastest Stampin' Up Idea Book & Catalog & found my favorite stamp set...

Stamp Set of the Year – Fifth Avenue Floral!

Place an online order with me of $30 or more and get the Fifth Avenue Floral stamp set for 20% off! All you have to do is shop for your Stampin’ Up! products online through my Demonstrator Website!

• Click HERE to place an online order with me. Just click on the “Shop Now” button.
• Orders must be placed by December 31st, 11:59pm EST.
• Your product total must be $30 or more (not including shipping and sales tax) to qualify for 20% off the Fifth Avenue Floral stamp.
• Once you have placed your order, email me with your shipping address. Your stamp set will arrive separately from your online order in mid-January.
• This offer is only available in the U.S. and is an exclusive offer from Megan (Lugauskas) Sajkowicz. This is not a promotion offered by Stampin’ Up!

Chat Soon!

Customer Appreciation Christmas Sale -- TOMORROW ONLY!!!

Place an order on Wednesday, December 9th, and receive 20% off your ENTIRE order — and with no limit! Have you been wishing you had a Big Shot? Well, now's the time! Perhaps a special person in your life wants to get you a really terrific Christmas gift. Look no further! They'll be so glad you saved them from a trip to the mall!

Be sure to take advantage of this awesome discount! It's my way of saying Thank You and Merry Christmas to all of my wonderful Stampin' Up! customers.

To place your order, call me at 860.617.1331 or e-mail me at For your shopping convenience, I gladly accept credit cards.

• Orders must be placed by December 9th, 11:59pm EST.
• This offer is only available in the U.S. and is an exclusive offer from Megan (Lugauskas) Sajkowicz. This is not a promotion offered by Stampin’ Up!


Monday, December 7, 2009

December Stampin' News!

Good Morning All!

My December Newsletter has been published. If you'd like to view it, you can click here.

I'm sorry I haven't been blogging much. We're having computer problems at home, so it's taking a bit of time to get it working again. Ughhh!
Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Exciting NEWS -- Shelli to Appear on the TODAY Show!

Shelli Gardner has been invited to appear on NBC's the TODAY Show on December 4, 2009!
Shelli was invited to appear on the TODAY Show in recognition of Stampin' Up's! chartiable giving over the past few years.  During her time on the show, Shelli will reach over 5.5 million Today Show viewers, the demographic of which is nearly the same as the majority of Stampin Up! customers!

Make sure you watch it...I know I'll be TVOing it! :)

I'm sure I'll be back to with another post...I know I've been slacking. :-/