Monday, December 27, 2010

See Red - Save 20% Sale

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to you!

With my long term teaching placement ending right before Christmas, and all the hustle and bustle that goes along with the holiday, I completely ran out of time for sending Christmas cards.  I was kinda seeing red (Real Red to be exact).  So with that said, I am offering you a wonderful After-Christmas gift....20% off anything RED
And yes, our stamp rubber is RED!!
Here are the details: between today and Friday, December 31st , you can enjoy a 20% discount on anything RED!  If you can convince me there's any shade of RED in the product, you can enjoy a 20% discount.  AND, everyone who takes part in the sale, will be entered into a drawing for a Hostess Item of your choice!!! Orders of $100 or more will get a free stamped gift from me as a bonus.

Here are some ideas:
  • Ink pads, markers, re-inkers, and papers in Poppy Parade, Real Red, Rose Red, Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Bravo Burgundy, and Riding Hood Red
  • In-Colors, Regals, Subtles or Brights collection of card stock, inks, markers, accessories, etc
  • Ribbons, buttons, brads, or glitter
  • Decor Elements
  • My Digital Studio Downloads
  • Designer Series Paper
  • Anything else you can think of that's RED!
There are two ways to take advantage of this sale! 
** E-mail me ( or call me (609-929-0321) with your order and instantly save 20% off on all of your RED stuff!

** Order online and receive a rebate coupon worth 20% of your RED stuff to use on a future purchase or class!  Note: if your order contains any of the items on the Clearance Rack, they must be ordered online. 

I am truly sorry I was not able to get a card to you this year, and  I hope you enjoy my gift!
God bless you in 2011!!
Kristin Allcorn

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Handmade Christmas Cards for sale!

I am offering my services to make your Christmas cards for you. Each handmade card is $2.50 or 10 for $20 (+USPS shipping if you I can't hand deliver them) Cards will be ready for delivery or shipping in 2-3 days. I hope I can make your holiday's a little more cheery for you and your recipients! Please let me know which card you would like and how many....

 A. Stained glass 4.25 x5.5 card with gold embossing and markers on vellum. Card inspired by Claire Lawrence
 B. 4.25 x5.5 card with raised embossing, crochet trim and glass glitter
 C. 4.25 x5.5 card with ribbon, ornament punch and rhinestone
 D. 5.5x4.25 card decorated with ornaments in ink and Christmas paper, and crochet trim
 E. 4.25 x5.5 card with snowflake raised embossing, rhinestones, white embossing and fabric!
 F. Vintage 4.25 x5.5 card with distressing and fabric
 G. 4.25 x5.5 cutesy card with the ornament punch and sparkley Designer Series Paper. So yummy looking you'll want to eat it!
H. This is a 4x6 card that can be used as a money holder or photo card. A wallet sized photo can be put on the right side.
 I. This 5.5x4.25 card has raised embossed snowflakes with rhinestone centers, and cut out winter paisley leaves tied together with twine. Simply stunning.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Online Spectacular

Check out this link to get a list over everything that's 20%-50% off! Can you believe My Digital Studio for 50% off!!! You will also find great deals on Digital Downloads, Bigz Dies and Embosslits Dies, Decor Elements, stamp bundles, accessories, punches.... the list is FOUR PAGES LONG!!!!

Things to know-
* There is NO minimum purchase required to participate.
* Additional products from current catalogs may be purchased on the same order
* In order to receive FREE SHIPPING, orders must be $150 or more BEFORE tax and shipping

This sale is from November 22-30 so get your shopping on!!!! You may order online through my website by clicking on the Spectacular Sales picture on the right of my page, to click here to redirect you to my website.  OR you can call or email me anytime to place your order. Don't forget that any order of $150 or more qualifies you for HOSTESS BENEFITS! So if you plan on ordering enough for FREE SHIPPING, call me and I'll make sure you get your extra benefits!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Christmas Card Class

Have you thought about your Christmas cards yet?  
Well if you haven't, don't worry... I have! 
I have a couple of great nights planned in December to satisfy your card making and buying needs. Here is one of them.

Since so many of you have requested a class like this I know they will fill up quickly. You can either email me to secure your seat, or fill out the form below to pay. Isn't it great I offer Credit now!! Whoohoo! Come as many times as you want to make more cards.

In this class you will make five Christmas-themed projects in varying colors, styles and textures for $20.00!  You'll even learn a technique or two (or more).  I will provide all of the supplies needed to complete the projects!  There are 8 spots available in each class and I will keep this updated as the class fills up. I hope you can attend!

Monday, November 29 from 7:00-9:30 pm  $20.00

Friday, December 3 from 7:00-9:30 pm $20.00

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Join Stampin' Up for Half Price!!

It's unbelievable! This is like a Black Friday deal on amazing craft supplies! You can now purchase this amazing Kit full of goodies that values at $310, not for the original price of $175, but for $87.50!!!

So if you've ever wanted to sign up there is no cheaper time then NOW! Sign up for the discount, sign up just for the 20% on everything in the catalogs! You could even turn it around to help pay for those Holiday bills that creep up in January.  How about making this a gift for you or a friend?  Has your significant other asked you what you wanted for Christmas yet? Tell him you want this! It's the gift that keeps on giving (just like the Jelly of the Month club, but BETTER!)

This promotion will run for two short weeks from Monday, Nov. 15 until Nov. 30th. If you know you want to sign up, then on MONDAY 15th, click here to go to the "Start your own Business" part of my website. Then click the "Join Now" button on the left hand side, and enter my recruiter authorization password of "snazzystamper" when prompted and you'll be on your way!  But, please don't hesitate to e-mail me at or call me 609-929-0321 to talk more about this amazing deal.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Fall Stamp Class

Sunday, October 24 2:00 - 4:30 pm *Click on the picture to see it enlarged*

In this class you'll make five fall-themed cards using stamp sets and accessories found in the 2010 Holiday Mini Catalog.  
Friday, October 22nd - 6:30pm-9:00pm
Sunday, October 24th - 2pm-4:30pm

Price: $20 includes all materials and envelopes for 5 cards
or FREE with $25 in product purchase

Contact me to reserve your seat - space is limited! or 609.929.0321

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Two very different styles - One design!

Did you ever feel downhearted and say to yourself, "I feel like I just keep doing the same things!" Well I been making things somewhat the same lately but on purpose.  I challenged myself to use the same design for a card at least two times with different styles to show that you don't have to be "design star" in order to feel creative or make stunning cards.

My hostess this week wanted to make vintage Christmas cards. I love the vintage look, especially around the holidays, but I also know that not everyone likes that style.  I am quite proud of myself! I think the two layouts I came up with are so simple and easy to recreate with any collection of stamps and papers. 

The cards above were created using:
Petals a Plenty embossing folder
Cherry Cobbler classic ink & 8.5x11 cardstock
Decorative Label Punch
Scallop Trim Punch
Island Floral Bigz Die
  Very Vanilla or Whisper White Cardstock
Deck the Halls or Holly Jolly Designer Series paper
Glimmer Brads or Self Adhesive backed rhinestones
Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon

The  card was created using:                         The Vintage card was created using:
Marina Mist Classic Ink & 8.5x11 CS           Always Artichoke 8.5x11 cardstock
Versa Mark                                                     Versa Mark
Hostess set Northern Hearts                           Hostess set Northern Hearts
Tags Till Christmas Stamp                             Word Play stamp
Holly Jolly Designer Series Paper                  Deck the Halls Designer Series Paper
Real Red Textured 12x12 CS                         Cherry Cobbler Textured 12x12 CS
Silver Tinsel Trim                                           Clear Tinsel Trim
Real Red Satin Ribbon                                   Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon
2-3/8 inch Scallop Circle Punch                     2-3/8 inch Scallop Circle Punch
Circle Punch                                                   Circle Punch

I hope this inspires you to look at your "tired, old layouts" in a new exciting way!
Happy Stamping!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Clearance Rack Goodies!

Just wanted to share with you some great stuff on the clearance rack. I just looked at it and even I had to take advantage of the cute buttons, ribbon and retired paper packs like the beloved Pale Plum for $2.50!! Click on the link above to check out the savings at my online store!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Technique Tuesday -Embossing

Come to TECHNIQUE TUESDAY and make 6 cards using a specialized technique. This week we will be EMBOSSING: Heat Embossing & Emboss Resist.  You'll make 3 of each card: 1 to keep and 2 to give away.

Here are the two types of cards we'll be making. The Christmas card uses the "Delightful Decorations" (#116517) and "Many Merry Messages" (#116586) stamp sets found in the IB&C.  It's is such a warm and inviting card don't you think?  Here is a closeup of the embossed ornament that I punched out with a diamond on top and the Northern Flurry embossing folder in the background (#120902  Holiday Mini).

The second card uses the emboss resist technique and the 'Thoughts & Prayers" stamp set (#113252 IB&C). The closeup shows how the tree stands out softly among the many fall colors.

** If you click on the pictures themselves you will be able to see a much bigger closeup with better detail.

Class fee is $15 and includes all materials. Class fee waved with a $25 purchase.  Come anytime between 6:30 and 9:30 pm but please allow yourself at least 2 hrs to complete your full set.

UPDATE!!!  Only 5 seats available - call or email me ASAP to reserve your seat.
* * My classes are portable – Sign up 4 of your friends, and I’ll bring the class to the 5 (or more) of you!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Class schdules for Sept. - Oct.

Check out my Events calendar on my website. I have NEW CLASSES posted:

Tuesday, September 14th - Technique Tuesday - Embossing
Monday, September 20th - My Digital Studio demonstration
Saturday, October 9th - PMS (Pizza, Music & Stamping) Crop night!
Tuesday, October 12th - Technique Tuesday - Poppin' Pastels
Monday, October 18th - My Digital Studio demonstration

Check out my website for complete class details! 

PMS Crop Night! UPDATED 10/04

Who new PMS could be so much fun. Well if it means Pizza, Music and Stamping/Scrapping it does!  Come on out for a fun night with the gals - you deserve it! World Card Day is October 2nd but I will be in Baltimore for a Stampin' Up Regional Convention having a grand time, but I wanted to do something with you to commemorate it.  So we're just going to celebrate a few days later!

Date & Time: Saturday, October 9th from 2pm-10pm at My House (see address below)
Cost:  $25 per person 

Price includes the following:
- 8 Hours of devoted Crop Time
- Pizza, snacks and refreshments throughout the afternoon and night
- music to get the mojo flowing
- Goodie Bag for all attendees
- Door Prizes for all attendees
- Tool Station
- Sizzix station
- Halloween and Thank You Card Station (2 free cards, $2 each additional card)

The holiday's are coming so this would be a great time to get those scrapbook gifts and handmade Christmas Cards done and over with!!!
I will have a paypal button up as soon as I figure out how to do it. Otherwise, please send a check to me to reserve your spot. Right not I have room enough for 10 people so claim your table before it's taken!

** RSVP update as of Oct 4th: Hurry 5 spots left!
Those signed up so far:
Rebecca R.
Alli C.
Maureen P.
Jessica S.
Jane S.

Kristin Allcorn

Saturday, September 4, 2010

The Holiday Mini is here!

Click here to start shopping!

I know I am a little late in telling you this (4 days exactly) but like I said before, I am going to get better at keeping you informed :0) The 2010 Holiday Mini is here and it is a doozy!!!! Isn't the cover beautiful? I want everything in it, and I couldn't say that about the last mini. My husband doesn't want me to say it at all (haha) Good thing I get everything at a discount otherwise I would be BROKE. 
If you are on my mailing list you have already seen this mini, but if your not you can click here to see the entire catalog. Please leave a comment below or contact me directly if you would like to be added to my mailing list.  I will make sure you are sent the next mini, which comes out in January.

There are so many awesome goodies in here. To give you just a sampling of what's inside there are: Spooky, Fall and Holiday DSP with stamps to match, glitter, glitter paper, glimmer brads, TINSEL TRIM, new Dies and punches, seam binding ribbon, embossing folders, FABRIC that matches the dsp, and my new favorite toy, Letterpress plates! These are so cool and they make the most classy cards.  You just have to see this stuff in person. So why not have me over to show you everything. I am booking up quickly for fall so please contact me right away at or 609.929.0321 to book your party. You will want so much stuff so why not get some free and make a girls night in out if it?! You deserve it don't you think?

Tote-ally Amazing Promotion!

Ok I know that title was lame, but this promotion definitely isn't! From now through October 18th (while supplies last) you will receive this AMAZING Greenhouse Gala Tote for FREE (a $39.95 value!!) when you sign up to become a demonstrator.  
When I saw this tote for the first time on the SU! demonstrator website before convention I knew I HAD to HAVE it! So, I got in line at Memento Mall at Convention way early so I could make sure they didn't sell out of it. Picture in your mind hundreds of hungry bulls rushing toward a piece of red, juicy meat.  That's what it was like but hundreds of crazy ladies all running toward the tote display! Well this tote hasn't disappointed me yet, I take it to every event and people ooh and ahh over it like it was Tiffany jewelery.  

So you can see how cute the tote is but LOOK INSIDE it. See all the cool stuff busting out? That is the Kit! Totally customizable. You will receive everything in this tote or switch it out for stuff you would rather have. You will get to choose five ink pads, ribbon, four stamp sets, a set of blender pens, markers, dimensionals, SNAIL, a sponge, Stampin' Mist, Stampin' Scrub, and ENTIRE package of DSP prints in any color collection of your choice, two packs of card stock, a sponge, and hummmm... oh yeah, a wheel and reinker for it...a clear block....ah, oh and other stuff you don't see in it like a demonstrator only website and a monthly magazine full of ideas that nobody other than demonstrators have access too! Can you believe it- this kit is way better than the one I got! It really is a crafter's dream. Ahhh, makes me want to sign off this post and go look at my tote again (I'm not insane I'm just passionate about my stuff!)

Ok so if you do the math, the products are worth $310 but you only pay $175!  When you throw in the adorable bag, you're getting $350 in products for $175 - THAT'S HALF PRICE!

Contact me or 609-929-0321 for more information on getting your starter kit and FREE Greenhouse Gala Tote!

Display table at Pennsville Bank in Elmer

If you want to get inspired for card or project ideas I have a very nice table set up at my bank for the whole month of September. Right now I have some cute Halloween goodies on display, and in a week or two I will be changing it over to Christmas.  Bring your camera to take pictures! I will post dates and times when I will be there in person with a small Make N Take. Also, make sure you fill out the door prize slip to win a free class, gift certificates and other goodies!

Pennsville National Bank is located at:
435 Chestnut Street, Route 40
Elmer, NJ 08318
Phone: 856-358-6006

If you're looking for a bank with great service this is the one! Dolores and her staff are very knowledgeable and friendly and you're in an out in a jiffy. Unless you're checking out the amazing Stampin Up! table in the lobby.

Friday, September 3, 2010

New School Year Resolutions

Ok so it's not exactly New Year's Day but for teachers everywhere the new year of school has either come or looming closely around the corner. (For me it will come next Tuesday....dun dun duuuunnnnnn). I am a teacher by day and a stamper by night. So like each approaching new year I have thought about this past school year and how I can improve my craft.

HOWEVER, today I was thinking on how I can improve my "craft" as a demonstrator. One area that I have been EXTREMELY lacking in is blogging and keeping you updated. I apologize. I can give you a list of excuses, but who really wants to hear them? So as my new resolution for this school year as a demonstrator, and this works because demonstrators are teachers too, I vow to be more diligent in my blogging.  I will post more pictures, company updates, news and specials, and even try my hand at some tutorials, too.

I have taken tons of pictures from projects I have done lately and will be posting them over the weekend. Thank you for sticking with me through my absence and stay tunes (for real) for some neat stuff!

Happy stamping!


Tuesday, July 13, 2010

2010-2011 New Catalog Review Party

Well by now you all know that the NEW Idea Book is and Catalog is here. I usually have an open house for each new one right away, but I decided to wait until AFTER I got back from convention. It would just be silly not to share all the 100's of card swaps, convention projects, gifts, and 3D item swaps that I received.  Part of the fun of attending convention is sharing what I've learned and received from there with YOU!

 I really hope you stop by because it will be  to YOUR benefit. Here's why:

1. I will have just gotten back from Convention so I will have Card & 3-D Swaps from around the WORLD!!!  The display alone will be worth coming to see.

2. I will have make and takes that I made at convention for you to do for FREE

3. Lots of FREE goodies

4. Exciting news to share from convention!!!!!! AGGGGHHHHH the suspense....

5. Knock out Deals you will want to take advantage of like Ribbon, Button and Brad shares, clubs and more

6. Get a new FREE catalog
Put this on your calendar NOW and tell your friends. You WILL WANT to bring a bunch of them, because the more guests you bring the more freebies you get!                               ***  RSVP to I want to make sure I have prepped for enough Make N Takes

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Updating Site

As you can tell, this blog is going through a face lift. I am in the process of fixing some kinks in the background, but I really love the banner I made with my Digital Studio.  Since school is out I can really get crack-a-lackin' on posting pics of cards and projects I'm working on. Thanks for your patience and don't forget about me!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Calling All Former Demo's....Re'joy'n the fun!

Special Rejoin Starter Kit Offer!

During the month of July, any former Stampin' Up! demonstrator* can rejoin Stampin' Up! for only $35! This is great for those of you who remember the good 'ol days of your Stampin' Up business and discount on your favorite products. Well, what are you waiting for? Welcome back!   

To rejoin Stampin' Up!,  former demonstrators only need to purchase the Rejoin Starter Kit and sign and complete a new Independent Demonstrator Application and Agreement. Contact me to

The Rejoin Starter Kit Contains:
  • 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog (8)
  • 2010 Summer Mini Catalog (8)
  • Guest invitation postcards (100)
  • Customer order forms (50)
  • 2010-2011 Definitely Decorative catalog (1)
  • Celebrando Creatividad (1)
  • Two months free Demonstrator Business Web Services (DBWS) subscription
Contact me TODAY to get your application! Cell #609-929-0321
  • There is no Online IDA option for this kit. Rejoin Starter Kit order forms must be submitted by mail.
  • Rejoin Starter Kit order and Independent Demonstrator Application and Agreements must be received by Stampin' Up! by July 31, 2010.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

INKredible Ink Technique Class

I am so excited about this month's technique class because we will be all about our gorgeous ink colors! Here are a couple of cards I will be featuring in the class. I created the Fifth Avenue Floral cards using ink refills and alcohol, and the Tart and Tangy card doing the Rock & Roll technique. We will also be making cards with Marbling, Kissing, and Direct to Paper techniques. I will try to post pics of those cards before Thursday.

Have you ever wondered if there is more than one way to ink a stamp? Well there is, and you will be hooked once you try them!!  Oh, by the way, you will be using some new items from the NEW 2010-2011 Catalog! So, do you like what you see? All of these cards were super simple to make too.

Cost: $20 (price includes card making supplies and stamped envelope)
Philly Inker Rate: $15 (This price is for fellow demo's in our group; just one of the many perks to being a demonstrator!)
Dates, Times & availability:
* Thursday, June 10th @ 7pm; 4 seats available
* Sunday, June 13th @ 2pm; 6 seats available
You do not need to bring anything to this class. I will provide all your materials.

Contact me today to reserve your spot! 609.929.0321 or email

Check out my website for more events information. Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Last Chance Lists are now up!

The Last Chance Lists are out for the 2009-2010 Catalog and you can check them out by clicking the links below. Tons of RIBBONS, BRADS, PAPER, SIMPLY SCRAPPIN' KITS and PUNCHES! Some at 25% off!!!

Click here to see the Retiring Stamps!
Last chance Accessories list
Last chance Home Decor list

Supplies are going fast so don't miss out!

Call me today 609.929.0321 to place your order or
shop on my website right now to make sure nobody gets what you want!

If you have questions I have answers!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Kicking off my blog with exciting news!

Well I finally broke down and started a blog - GO ME! I will be posting cards, scrap pages, and other projects my friends and I have created, as well as upcoming classes and events. Check back often for featured Stampin' Up Specials and other important "goings on" you will find VERY exciting.

Speaking of EXCITING... I have something to share with you that I myself am very jealous of...

Starter kits for $99! Can you believe it? This is soooo rare!

Join the Stampin Up family on June 1, 2010 for only $99 (mini starter kit price)

Stampin Up has a great Product and a wonderful compensation plan!

Fun people, 20% instant income, 20% Free Hostess goods when you have your own workshop

10-20% additional income as a volume rebate plus an additional 10% in great rewards points. (you cash these in for more free stuff).

We are hiring...The best part is only YOU can lay you off and who in their right mind would fire themselves!

If you have no desire to make your hobby a business, then make your hobby cheaper with the 20% off discount. You don't want to miss this great opportunity to SAVE YOU MONEY (boy I sound like an infomercial... ugh sorry about that, but it's true).

I will post more in depth info as soon as it is available, but I thought I would give you a little "teaser" until then.... According to the SU Demo Website:

From June 1-30, your customers and hostesses can become demonstrators for just $99 when they purchase a special $99 Mini Starter Kit. This limited-time kit contains over $180 of Stampin' Up! products and business supplies. None of the products in the Mini Starter Kit are retiring this year; plus, new recruits will get a box of 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalogs in July!