Saturday, October 24, 2009

Become a Fan!

Don't forget to visit my Uppercase Living Product and Projects Fan Page on facebook to become a fan! You'll get notifications on Facebook whenever I post something new - like upcoming project nights! :-)

You can go to MY FAN PAGE now to become a fan. Thanks!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Announcing: Project Day - November 21st!

It's time for select the projects that you would like to do at my next project day! It will be held on Saturday, November 21st from 10:00 AM to 11:30 or 12:30 to 2:00 PM! I have many fun projects to choose from this time, so please take the time to read/look through this entire email. You must sign up and have your order paid for by Wednesday, October 28th in order to participate. No orders will be placed without payment. If, for some reason, you are unable to attend the Project day, I will deliver your project to you. It's going to be a great time, and as always, there will be a free project for you to do while you are here! Don't miss out!

Remember: for all projects, you get to choose your colors. If you like the colors shown, great! If not, go to my website and see the color selections ( Some prices may vary depending on the number of letters in names/etc... I will give you all totals before placing the order. All prices listed include shipping (8.95%) and tax (8.375%) as required by the great state of California.

Project 1 - "Give Thanks" Trifle Bowl $23.54 - This is an easy project that looks beautiful! You will also receive a recipe for a delicious Pumpkin Trifle, just in time for the Thanksgiving! :-)

Projects 2 and 3 - You can choose from Project 2, the "Believe" board ($53.07) and Project 3, the "Twas the Night" board ($35.48). You can choose between two different options for each board - a Christmas option or a general option. The "Believe Board" comes complete with a pre-painted board, the vintage knobs, ribbon, and four tin 4 x 4 tiles for pictures. The "Twas the Night" board comes pre-painted with the four silver star hangers.
Below are the more general expressions that are available.

Project 4 - An Advent Calendar! ($35.48) - This project comes with a great, aged-look metal charger with a hanging ribbon, a silver star magnet, and one of the three two-part expressions shown below. I purchased the "O Come Let Us Adore Him" advent calendar and look forward to using it this year!

Project 5 - "Look What I Did" board with clips ($47.23/more if personalized with child's name). This project can be personalized with a child's name (in a different vinyl color) behind the "Look what I did" expression. I have decided to change the phrase to, "Look what I did," so that the board works for school papers, awards, and art projects. Of course, you can always order it as shown, too, if you like that better!

Project 6 - Name Tile ($16.88; based on last name with 7 letters)- This project will be personalized and perfect for gift-giving. It includes a 12 x 12 tile, a 10" initial in your choice of font/color, and a name in your choice of font and color. The price of this project will vary depending on the length of the name ordered.

Project 7 - Charger with either "Joy to the World" or "The Four Basic Food Groups" expression ($40.14). Both designs are two part designs and look wonderful on this quality, square charger. This looks great in an easel, and you can also use this charger as a platter to serve on. (Hand wash only.)

Project 8 - Child's Chore/Love Note Mailbox ($25.98 - based on six letter name). You just might know the great mom that came up with this project for her sweet, little ones. (I think her kids' names give it away.) :-) My kids would have loved to have checked for their chores in a mailbox, and then just to mix it up, some days I could have put in love notes, or a little treat, or free chore coupon, or any other number of things. In my family, my grandma used to have a mailbox posted in her backyard, and she would place little notes in it when the great-grandkids came to visit, and now my mom has carried on the tradition. Perhaps you want to start your own tradition. Too Cute! :-)

Project 9 - Cookies in a Jar ($11.80) - Need a gift for a teacher, gift exchange, neighbor, or co-worker? Make this yummy project! You get the jar, the ingredients to fill it, your choice of a holiday embellishment (or an initial), ribbon, and a cookie cutter to finish it off. If you want to add the words, "Jar Cookies," as pictured, cost is $20.07.

Project 10 - Winter Snowflake Glass Coasters ($25.00) - You get four of our glass coasters, silver snowflake embellishments (or any other color you'd like), and beautiful ribbon to wrap them up - ready for gift giving. Don't forget to make a set for yourself! :-)

Project 11 - The Ever-Popular Tile Coasters (Special price just for Christmas $8.00!) You get four tiles, felt backing for those tiles, 4 black initials, and back ribbon to tie it all up! A fun and fast project that makes a great gift!

BE SURE TO SIGN UP TODAY! It will be a great time! Contact me by email or phone, and don't forget to tell me which time slot on November 21 works best for you (10:00 - 11:30 or 12:30 - 2:00). Looking forward to hearing from you!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Hostess Rewards Bumped Up!

Yesterday, Uppercase Living revealed their new incentive! Here's a copy of the announcement:
Bump Up Your Hostesses’ Rewards this September and October
Along with the UL Photo Prints and Holiday Catalog launches tomorrow, we are beginning an exciting new Hostess Bump-Up promotion! This promotion will last from tomorrow, September 15, at noon (MT) until October 15 at noon (MT) and will allow the Hostess of any submitted Open House to automatically bump up a level on her Hostess Rewards.
What does this promotion mean for your Hostess? More free products and additional half-off items, of course! Here is an example of what you can expect:
Typically, if an Open House sales total reaches $500, your Hostess would receive:
· $70 in free products
· two (2) half-off items
With the help of the Hostess Bump-Up promotion, however, your Hostess will receive the following for an Open House with the same total:
· $100 in free product
· three (3) half-off items
Don't forget that the new Christmas Supplemental catalog is out and Photo Vinyl is now available! It's a great time to host an open house, so just give me a call and we can get something set up for you. (209) 648-2795

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Look Through the New Catalog!

For those of you who haven't had a chance to see the new catalog yet, all you need to do is click HERE! You're gonna love it!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Chalk Walls

I thought you might want to see some of the things you can do with our chalk wall kits. I love the one I have on my fridge! It's a weekly schedule that I can put all of our events on and we also write things we need from the grocery store on one side.

Take a look at these:

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Monday, August 24, 2009

New Photo Vinyl is GREAT!

OMG! You will love the new photo vinyl from UL! Imagine putting a life-sized picture of your lil' ballerina or baseball player on his/her wall? What about your soccer player or your skateboarder? Well, just look at these pics for a sneak preview of what's possible with the new UL photo vinyl that will be available September 15th. Contact me now to book your open house as soon as photo vinyl comes out!

Look at these little fairies. Aren't they cute?
UL photo vinyl can be contour cut as shown in these photos. You can also add any expression that you want to the wall with the photo vinyl for a truly personalized space.
This gives you an idea of the size of UL photo vinyl. You can get it from 2' x 2' all the way to 4' x 8'. That's right.....FEET! So you can really put any person on your wall in true-to-life size!
The ballerina photo vinyl display shows the extra value pack that you can purchase for $14.95. It features smaller versions and silhouettes of the photo vinyl you ordered.
Seriously, call me today to book your open house as I have a few openings remaining. New Shimmer vinyls will be available for holiday expressions and gifts, and we also have some great new accessories if you are looking to get a jump start on your holiday shopping. Photo vinyl would also make a great gift for Christmas. I look forward to hearing from you!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Hello, all my Uppercase Living friends!

Great news! I have four exciting announcements:

1) First of all, you can pick up and purchase the new catalog on Friday night, August 14, from 6 - 8:00 PM at my home. I will also have some great display pieces and quite a few expressions for sale if you are interested, plus some snacks and iced tea.

2) Secondly, if you contact me to schedule a late summer or fall open house before Monday, 8/10, you will receive a set of our new glass coasters on top of all the free and half-price product you will earn! I have a limited number of open house slots available this fall, so please book early if you are interested. You and your friends will love the NEW products available now!

3) Third Announcement? The new catalog is now online and you can see it at:

4) And last, but certainly not least, it's time to sign up for my next Project Night! The projects are shown and described below, so check them out and then let me know which projects you would like to do. If you sign up for one or more of my projects, you will also get a bonus project that you can do while here. Believe me, you'll love it. You might want to think about birthday, house-warming, and Christmas gifts, also.

The project workshop will be held on Saturday, August 29th in two sessions: 4 - 6 PM or 6 - 8 PM at my home. When signing up, please be sure to let me know which time session you would like to attend.

You must RSVP by Sunday evening, August 9th to be included in this project night. I will be offering other project nights this fall with new projects for you to choose from. All projects must be paid for in advance at the time of order. If you are unable to attend the project night at the last minute, your project will be delivered to you, and you can do the project on your own.

1) The first project is an off-white canvas board with a monogram. There are two monogram styles to choose from (floral or elegant) and the design is in black or chocolate brown. You get the canvas board (16 x 24), the monogram, and the ribbon. The boards will be drilled for a ribbon, but if you would prefer to just set the board somewhere, I don't have to drill it. The price is $22.00
2) The second project is a Halloween design. You get the 12 x 12 board (primed, but you will need to paint it and sand the edges while you're here), the two-part design, and the use of our new "Vinyl Effects" product that gives the word "Halloween" a raised and shiny finish (This doesn't show up on the photo below). You'll love it! Cost $37.003) Our third project is personalized with your last name on glass in a frame. This smart project allows you to change out the scrapbook paper behind your last name for each season. I've given you a few examples here (BTW, this particular "Brandon" is a last name, not a boy's name. If this project were for a boy, there would be much "manly-er" paper behind the name!). You get the frame, glass, your name, and a selected variety of scrapbook papers (or you can supply your own). The cost for this project will vary depending on the number of letters in your last name and the size of lettering that is chosen to fit the frame properly. You may also put someone's first name (a child's or friend's), or a teacher's name, or whatever else you might want on the frame. The cost for this project is approximately $15.00.
4) The fourth project you might want to do uses our new GLASS COASTERS! You get four glass coasters that you will personalize with an initial and a corner embellishment. The coast for this project is $18.00 if you use one of UL's regular vinyl colors and $23.00 if you want the etched glass vinyl that is shown in the example picture.5) Another coaster option is the 4 x 4 tile coasters with a simple initial on them. You get a set of four tiles, protective felt for the back, the initials, and a black ribbon to make for a beautiful gift presentation. The cost for this project is only $10.00. For beautiful gift presentation, a UL Bloom can be added to your project to place on top of the ribbon. This option adds $2.00 to the project total.6) The final project will make a great gift for your coffee-loving friends! You get our new acrylic "glass" block, a five inch coffee cup embellishment, coffee beans, and beautiful ribbon to finish off your block. If you want to add an initial to the coffee mug, we can arrange that for you. The cost for this project is $23.00 ($1.00 - $1.20 more if you add an initial-depends on font size).Okay, give me a call or email me right away with your project choices. Remember, payment must be received before I place the order on Monday. Please join us; we'll have a blast!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Convention Photos!

As promised, here are a few photos from convention.  First off, we now offer square Frameworks with a 12 x 12 opening which are great!  Any 10 x 10 expression will fit wonderfully in this frame, as will any 12 x 12 scrapbook page or calendar. Notice the utensil embellishments along the top portion of the chair rail. 
We now sell a board that comes pre-drilled so that four hooks or knobs can be used.  I loved the idea of this Family Night board.  This is the actual board that the creative director for Uppercase Living created for her family.  Isn't that a great idea?  Each person in her family is responsible for a different portion of family night each week.  They rotate each week, and I wish I had thought of this years ago.  Maybe you can use this idea for your family.
UL now has a great Eiffel Tower.  Nicole, I know you've got to be so excited about this one!  :-)  Anyway, it comes in various sizes, just like the new Chrysler Building and Statue of Liberty do.  They are great designs and look fabulous as a focal point on any wall.
UL now sells a glass charger that is beautiful.  It comes with the stand that you see here, and it looks even better in person.  There are two expressions on this piece: a flower embellishment placed on the underside of the charger, and the word in another color on the front.  The beauty of that is that the word on the front can be changed seasonally.  A design in etched glass would look beautiful on this!
We now have some great designs and new fonts.  I loved this room design with the embellishments below the shelf in various states of rotation.  What kids wouldn't love this on their walls.  Although you can't really see the stripes that were on the bottom portion of the wall, we now sell those as well.  It makes decorating even easier.  Notice the square frame that has been personalized with the letter "D" and the name "David."
Okay, that's it for now.  I will post some more pictures as soon as I have them.  By the way, if you want to come by to purchase a new catalog, you can come by on Friday 8/14 from 6 - 8 PM.  If you are not on my email list to get occasional notices about upcoming Make and Take Project Nights, please email me by the link on my profile and let me know that you want to be added.  

Saturday, August 1, 2009

UL Convention! Photos to follow!

Wow! I am just back from the UL convention, and I can't believe all the GREAT things offered with the new catalog available online after August 4th! You can check it out at my website: You can order directly online or you can call me if you need any help. You’re gonna love it!

Check this out!

You can now ADD EMBELLISHMENTS IN THE MYDESIGN SECTION of my website after 8/4/09!!! You won’t believe the great, personalized designs you will be able to make with the re-vamped MyDesign tool! We also have 15 new fonts and six new colors (fairytale pink, chiffon lemon, hot cocoa, robin's egg, herb garden, and varsity blue), bringing our total color choices to 40! This is what we’ve all been waiting for!

Interested in our new accessory products? How about:
- High quality acrylic “glass” blocks (much better quality than the ones I previously purchased from another source and at a lower price!)
- Paints that match our vinyl colors so that you can color coordinate the paint on your boards with our UL vinyl colors.
- chalkwall – lots of design choices for use with chalk
- glass coasters
- new MDF board with pre-drilled holes for hooks or knobs (that we now offer!)

- AND…….................PHOTO VINYL! That’s right; you can upload a photo and have it placed on vinyl up to 4’ x 8’! It can be cut out with pin-point precision or left as-is with straight edges!  The photo vinyl is able to be removed and re-positioned (unlike our regular vinyl).  Unbelievable!

I’m just a little bit excited; can’t you tell? I have lots of great projects in mind, and I’ll be announcing my next Project Night in a couple of days. I will also host an open house in a short while so that you can swing by to purchase a catalog if you are interested. Can’t make it by? Just email me and I’ll pop one in the mail. Remember, the new catalog will be online after August 4th, but I just wanted to give you a little preview! Check back soon for photos from the convention showing some of our new products (before they are available to see on my website).

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Deck Out Your Laptop!

Do you have a laptop that is just begging for some flair?  Well, I did, and I solved that problem by purchasing a 10 inch embellishment for it.  Below is my laptop with the antique bronze embellishment on the front.  It's a nice, respectable, mature design.

Then my daughter got it in her head to deck out her new laptop, and I have to say, mine looks a little dull sitting next to hers!  Good  thing she's gone for the summer so I don't have to struggle with "laptop embellishment envy."  Didn't this turn out great?!
What fun thing could you put on your laptop?  Let me know what you come up with, and if you order through me by mentioning this post, you'll receive 10% off your order.  Let me know how I can set you up.  Go on; step out and have some fun!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Old Windows

There are some great projects you can do if you can get your hands on some old windows.  In fact, I'd like to do an old window project for my next Make and Take.  Would anyone be interested in that? are some examples for you to check out.  

I hung this window above the bathtub in the kids' bathroom so that they can hang their swimsuits and towels there after swimming.  I added hooks along the bottom to save me the aggravation of finding wet  swimsuits and towels everywhere!  
This is actually a window that belongs to someone else, but it's beautiful, don't you think?
This old window is actually an original window from our house.  
This in an old hutch door that my sister-in-law gave me, and I simply applied one of UL's free customer expressions on it.  I haven't found a place for this yet, and I may eventually switch out the expression.  I'm just not sure yet.
So there you have it; some old windows made even better with Uppercase Living!  

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Chores for Kids Project

A friend of mine came up with a fabulous idea, and she's given me permission to share it.

She bought three metal mailboxes (one for each child) and then purchased their names and an embellishment for each one.  I think she let her kids pick out what she wanted for their own mailbox and the colors that they wanted.

She will use the mailboxes to put little notes in to her children, as well as the chores that she wants them to do for that day.  How fun is that?!  I wish I had thought of that when my children were younger.  (I realize the previous sentence makes me sound so old!)  Anyway, if you want to order some names and embellishments to do this project for your kids, just go online and use the MyDesign feature to create your children's names and save them.  Then you can either order straight from my website or you can call me to place what you want on the next order I have going in.  

Here's to kids who look forward to going to the mailbox to find out their chores for the day! 

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Chalk Wall/Customer Photo/Date Change

Hey there! This will be a multi-purpose post. :-)

First of all, have you checked out the new Chalk Wall kits that are available for a limited time?  They are so fun and fabulous and only cost $19.95.  They come with different expressions so you can choose what works best for you.  They are only available through May, so don't wait.

I wanted to share a photo that one of my customers sent to me.  She put this up in her kitchen and I think it looks beautiful!  You can do it, too.

I also hate to do this to you all, but the Make and Take Night date has been moved - AGAIN! I am so sorry! I actually think it will be on May 15th, but I'm a little afraid to put it out there because it might need to be changed again. I'll send everyone an email as soon as the projects are ready to be presented. It takes more time to plan, create, and execute a project night than you might think. Thanks for your patience!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

The Word is Out!

More and more people are finding out about the wonderful world of words made possible by UL!  Here's a link to an article in Seventeen magazine:   Style Your Room with Help from Uppercase Living!  I wouldn't recommend the rest of the Seventeen site, but I like to share where Uppercase Living is showing up these days.  

Keep your eyes open for an email announcing our new Chalk Wall special that will be coming out on Monday.  You'll love it!  Also, next week I should be sending out the email with the pictures of the next Make and Take projects that will be available.  You might want to join  us.  ;-)

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

May 1st Make and Take - Date Change!

Hey there!

I announced in my last post that my next make and take night would be on April 30th, a Thursday.  The date has been changed to May 1, 2009 from 6:30 - 8:00 PM.  I should have pictures of the projects by next week and then you can sign up for the projects that you'd like to do.  

Now, go to your calendar and scratch out the April 30th date and put the Make and Take project night down on May 1st.  Really.  Go.  Now.  

Monday, March 16, 2009

Next Make and Take Night!

Put Thursday, April 30th from 6:30 - 8:00 PM on your calendar so that you can join us for our second Make and Take Night!

We had such fun last month that we've decided to do it again with new projects for you to choose from. My friends, Maghan and Mindy, are working with me to get the new projects done so that we can take pictures of them so that you can see what projects you have to choose from.

Check back soon! Pictures will hopefully be up shortly, and remember to save the evening of April 30th to join us!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Oh, My Goodness!

We had such a great time at my first ever Make and Take Project Night! It was a learning event for me, but everyone seemed to have a good time and many requested that I do them in the future. So, I already have one project on the idea list that you moms will LOVE! I think the next project night will be in April, but I'll let you all know.

Here's a couple of pictures to make you wish you had joined us!

Below is a picture of the birthday presents I gave my nieces.  Their bathroom had just been redone so I made personalized containers for their counter and filled it with necessary supplies.  A single initial can make even the simplest of containers a personalized gift.  
Check back soon for more ideas and information!

Friday, January 30, 2009

Make and Take Night!


It's time to sign up for my first ever Make & Take project night! The date has been changed due to a conflict (the conflict being me not getting this email out sooner!), so the new date is TUESDAY, FEB. 17, 2009 at 6:30 PM at my home.

There are four projects to choose from, and they are all pictured below. You will need to choose which project (or projects) you would like to do, and then either email or call me before Monday at Feb. 2nd. All prices include shipping and supplies, so it is a great deal for you. Payment is required to hold your reservation. You can either mail your payment to me or drop off a check.

I know it's short notice, but I want to get the order in to guarantee that the supplies will be here. All projects make great gifts for yourself or someone else, so be thinking who you could make a gift for.

Project 1 - A set of six tile coasters personalized with initials (only two coasters are shown in the picture). This is a great starter project -easy and affordable. You will also get ribbon to tie around your finished coasters so that they are ready to give as a gift, if you choose. You will need to let me know which initial you would like on the coasters. Cost: $10.00

Project 2 - "Lost Socks" board. This is a fun and useful project that looks great. The board is 15" x 8 1/2 " and comes with five clothes pins. This project requires some staining, so I'll supply disposable gloves. Cost: $16.00

Project 3 - "God grant me patience to deal with my blessings" tile. This is a great gift for any parent and comes with a great black iron easel! This is another great first-time project. Cost: $21.00

Project 4 - A lighted glass block with an initial (let me know what initial you would like). You can't really see the beautiful ribbon that is tied around this frosted block, but this glass block makes a great gift for yourself or someone else. This makes a great night light for a child's room or a classy gift. I have enough lights for the first 10 people who sign up, but after that, you'll have to order your lights with white wire online. I have the website where you can get the lights that I will give to you if you aren't one of the lucky first 10 people. You will also need to let me know which initial you would like for your glass block. This project is a quick project, so you could easily do another project that night. Cost: $25.00 ($20.00 without lights).
The bow is a little squished in this picture; sorry!

OPTIONAL PROJECT: There is also an optional project if you are interested. It is an "This Home Established in _ _ _ _" plaque with a black ribbon. You would need to let me know the year that you would like included. This project costs $25.00. If you just want the expression to place on something you already have (mine is on an old window), you can order the expression alone for a discounted price of $18.00 (includes the numbers and shipping).

Okay, let me know quickly if you are interested in participating. Since I've never done this type of event before, I may need to place a cap on the number of people attending to ensure that I have enough supplies and everyone is able to finish their projects that night. This event will be first come, first served.

You will also have the opportunity to look through the new catalog (or purchase for $4.00) while you are here. If you book an open house while you are here, you will receive your catalog for free, of course. The new "etched glass" vinyl is beautiful, and we have four new vinyl colors and some new accessories to put expressions on. You'll love it!

Thanks for making my little Uppercase Living venture so fun! YOU all are the BEST!