Monday, December 21, 2009

Fresh Ideas for Hostess and Customer Monthly Incentives—January

Share the love this Valentine’s by displaying your cards of devotion using our MDF pre-drilled board. We applied Vinyl Effects to the hearts and sprinkled on glitter to give the project some sparkle. Our Bulldog Clips are a perfect card holder that will grip an array of cards. Add a bit of ribbon to the clips for a darling finishing touch.
· “Happy Valentine’s” expression #15850: Berry Red (9030)
· MDF Board—Pre-drilled (300132)
· Bulldog Clips (300134)
· Toolbox™ Paint—Whipped Crème (300144)
· Sponge Brushes (300156)
· Vinyl Effects (300155)
· Pearl glitter
· Ribbon
· Valentines

Welcome your friends and family into your home with this sophisticated square frame project. We applied a 12” hollow square to the acrylic insert to add a touch of color and bring more focus into the expression. It also pulls in the colors from the decorative paper and ribbon to unify the finished project.
Tips & Tricks: Decorative Paper with the Square Frame
Decorative paper is a great way to easily change the look and feel of your square frame without switching out the expression. Simply tape the edges of the paper to the back of the frame. When you want to change things up, switch out the paper and the ribbon for a quick makeover that leaves the expression you love intact.
· “Welcome” expression #15847: Slate Grey (9073)
· “12” Square” embellishment #4417112: Shoreline Blue (9054)
· Frameworks™ Frame—Square (300137)
· Decorative paper, 12” x 12”
· Ribbon
· Removable tape

Baa baa…pink sheep? Be on the lookout for color combos that break away from conventional choices and give projects a cute distinctiveness all their own. For this simple but darling project, we paired Fairytale Pink with Slate Grey for a fashionable spin on the traditional colors of love.
· “Love ewe” Two-Part Expression #15856: part 1, Fairytale Pink (9044); part 2, Slate Grey (9073)
· Punched Metal Tile (300111)

What’s Valentine’s Day without chocolate? This candy votive is a sweet and unique gift for your valentine this year. Once the candy is gone, replace it with an actual candle and let the gift serve two purposes.
· “Be mine” expression #15853: Bright White (9010)
· Glass jar (outer), at least 9” diameter and 10” tall
· Glass jar (interior), fewer than 5” diameter and fewer than 9” tall
· Decorative rocks
· Candy

The 2010 Spring/Summer Idea Catalog is launching January 6th and I can't can't wait to share it. Here's an exclusive sneak peek of its beautiful front cover and details on some of its most exciting features: Decorative Prints, a hot new, printed product that can be applied,removed, and reused; Grande Format,oversized versions of 6 brand new designs; Shimmer Vinyl is here to stay; New Accessories including a stunning white version of our Frameworks™ Frame.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Uppercase Living on “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”

Uppercase Living will be featured on the hit ABC show “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”! on Sunday, December 13, at 8/7 Central on ABC.

The expressions that we have donated for the segment are as follows (so you can keep your eye out for them):

· Floral Blocks (Item #14562)

· Bloom growth chart (Item #13423)

· Vinetastic (Item #15690 & 15350)

· Playful aspen (Item #15340)

Uppercase Living is so excited to be a part of this opportunity and donate to a wonderful family in need. We support the efforts of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” to make a difference in communities around the nation and look forward to any opportunities we may have to contribute in the future.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Spring/Summer Idea Catalog Sneak Peek!

How do you like the Preview Expressions? Here are just a couple of what's to come in January. You can begin ordering from the new Spring/Summer catalog on January 6 at noon (MT). I'm so excited to see what's coming. So, check back for further updates!