Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Call for Photos

As you know, I want this blog to be a place where you can come for ideas and inspiration. And while I find words very inspiring, sometimes you need to see a photo! So I'm putting out a call for photos of any Uppercase Living products you've used in your home or for projects. And just to make it worth your while, anyone who submits a picture that gets displayed here will get to choose a 5" monogram on me. Send your pictures to torreh@gmail.com. I can't wait to see all the creative ways you've been using Uppercase Living!

Thursday, September 24, 2009


I just realized that my comments feature hasn't been working. It's fixed now so post away!

Scroll down for details on my Open House this weekend. Hope to see lots of you here.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Quick and Cute Halloween Project

Sometimes my customers worry about buying Uppercase Living expressions for holiday decor. They hesitate to put something seasonal on the wall, not wanting to invest in something only to dispose of it after a few weeks.

I can completely see their point. While there are some instances that an expression might be the perfect temporary accent for a space, most often, we fall in love with our projects and want to use them year after year. Here's a perfect example of a Halloween project you'll love to use in your decor for many years to come.

*Square UL MDF Board
*UL Toolbox Paint in Terra Cotta and Lemon Chiffon
*Halloween Expression 16570 in Matte Black
*UL Vinyl Effects solution
*UL Easel (easel shown is not from UL)

1. Paint top half of board in Lemon Chiffon, leaving a 1.5" border on top and sides and about 4-5" on bottom. This will vary based on where you position your expression on your board. It might be a good idea to check and mark your board without removing the backing paper from your expression.

2. Paint remainder of board in Terra Cotta. If desired, sand edges of board for a more distressed look.

3. After paint has dried, apply UL expression using enclosed instructions. Remove and discard transfer paper.

4. To achieve a glossy, dimensional look, carefully apply Vinyl Effects solution to letters or any other portion of the expression you'd like to highlight. Let dry completely and enjoy!

Would you like to recreate this project? Order the entire kit (board, expression, 2 tubes of paint, easel and Vinyl Effects) from me from now until September 29th and save $5 off your purchase. I'll even throw in the sandpaper. Discount is not available on website purchases so please place your order directly with me.

Don't forget my Open House this Saturday. Scroll down to the previous post for the details. Leave me a comment to RSVP.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

You Are Invited...

Torreh’s Uppercase Living

Pre-Holiday Open House

September 26 3-8 p.m.

new catalogs

holiday kits

project night previews

free samples

gift ideas

prizes and drawings

30832 Oakrim Drive, Westlake Village

RSVP for an extra raffle ticket!

818.309.7768 torreh@gmail.com

Previews at my website: http://tpearl.uppercaseliving.net

Please post your RSVP here in the comments section and don't forget to bring a friend!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Great News for Hostesses

Here's another reason to host an Uppercase Living home party in the next few weeks: Uppercase Living has just announced a Hostess Bump Up promotion! This means that whatever level your show sales and Double Up Rewards reach, you'll get bumped up to next level of Hostess Rewards. Same party, more free and half-price items for you. What's more, your guests will go nuts for the holiday catalog and Photo Prints.

What's the catch? This promotion ends October 15th, which means your show must be closed by then. This is still plenty of time to take advantage of this great promo, so give me a call or send me an email if you'd like to get on my schedule. Come on, you know you want to...

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Buy Two, Get One Free Promotion Ends This Morning

Just a reminder that the Buy Two Get One Free promotion will be ending today at 11:59 a.m. Mountain Time. I won't be around much this morning, but you can place orders and take advantage of the deal on my website. Happy shopping.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

September Customer Newsletter

I hope you're enjoying the last days of summer. We're slowly getting into the back to school schedule at my house. That includes my youngest starting preschool for the first time while my older son adjusts to the longer days of first grade. As much as I hate to rush the end of summer, there's no doubt that the fun and busy days of falls are not too far away.This year, fall promises to be a little more fun and festive because of so much news from Uppercase Living. But before I get to that, there are still some end-of-summer deals to take advantage of. Keep reading for all the info and a great sneak peek!

Last Days to Buy Two, Get One Free
This has been a great promotion for all you smart shoppers. Whether you're trying to decorate several rooms or planning ahead for some holiday gift-giving, this is a the time to save on everything in our catalog, including custom expressions. There is no limit on how many free items you can get. Simply put, of every 3 items you buy, the least expensive is FREE! The only downside to this great offer is that it ends this Thursday, so work on those final orders and get them to me directly or purchase on my website before the great deal goes away.
Please Visit "Please Use Your Words"
I'm so excited to invite you to visit my new blog, Please Use Your Words. Here you'll find updates, ideas and tips for using Uppercase Living expressions and other products. I'll make sure to post details of all of our promotions to help you save money. You'll also find pointers to help you make the most of a UL party you might be hosting. I'll add lots of photos to help you visualize how our products will look in your home. I'd love to include pictures of your Uppercase Living expressions too, so send them to me and you might find them posted for all my readers to admire. While you're there, leave a comment and let me know what else you'd like me to feature.
Go to www.pleaseyourwords.com and check back often.
Holiday Catalogs Are Here!!
For the first time this year Uppercase Living has issued a special holiday mini-catalog. In addition to new expressions you'll find several kits that can be customized for the holidays or year-round. The kits are great for yourself or for gift-giving. Also new to this catalog is our limited-time-only shimmer vinyl in 4 colors. You can order any of our expressions in any of these great colors. Everything in the catalog can be ordered starting September 15th. Look for a copy in your mailbox, your next UL order, or let me know if you'd like me to send you one right away!
Get Ready for Photo Prints
I've been keeping a secret since I got back from our convention at the end of July. While there, we learned about what I believe is the most exciting product from Uppercase Living yet and definitely the one that will truly personalize your space unlike anything else. Now, I can share my excitement with all of you as I tell you about Uppercase Living Photo Prints. You can now upload any high resolution photo to my website and get it enlarged and printed on removable, reusable, adhesive vinyl in sizes ranging from 2x2 to 8x4 FEET! There are so many possibilities for this great product: from weddings and anniversaries, to sports photos, family portraits, baby pictures, business logos or even a scenic shot from your favorite vacation; your photos can now become life-size artwork for your home. What better way to showcase products in a business? Or personalize an office or cubicle? We can even create photo prints from your business logo!
Click on the following link for more information on this amazing product: http://uppercaseliving.com/downloads/PhotoPrints_09.pdf. There is also some info in the holiday catalog. I'll post more details on my blog and there's sure to be some on my website too. Photo Prints will become available September 15th. I would love to hear how you will use them, so share your great ideas.
Annual Fall Open House
You're all invited to my annual Open House on Saturday September 26th. View the catalog and samples of our new products, see the project night samples, check out the new accessories and colors, and see a mini Photo Print for yourself. Of course, there will be prize drawings and snacks. Watch your email and my blog for more details to come.
My fall project night is tentatively scheduled for October 18th, so you'll have your projects to take home well before Halloween. I'll hold another one in early December for Christmas and Hannukah gifts and decor.
Parties and Project Nights
With so much going on from Uppercase Living, my schedule for the next several months looks to fill up quickly. In addition to the fall kick-off Open House at my home, I'll be holding two project nights and will also be busy with all of your parties. If you'd like to be a hostess and earn some FREE and HALF-PRICE products, I'd love to get your preferred date on your calendar and share all of our exciting products with your friends in time for the holiday gift-giving season. Let me know when you'd like to have your own home show.
Belated Birthday Wishes
Last month, I was so excited to share all the news about our new catalog, colors, MyDesign Suite, and everything else that I forgot to include birthday wishes for all of you with August birthdays. So this month, I'd like to say Happy Birthday to Marisa, Laurie, Erika, Leah, Lauren, Joyce, Jodi, Sarah, and both Wendy G.'s! My gift to each of you is 10% off any item.
The Boring Stuff
There is nothing more annoying than spam, so please let me know if you'd like me to remove your name from my email list. Feel free to forward this email to anyone who might also like to learn more about our innovative products.
Don't miss out on the last few days to Buy Two, Get One Free!!!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Ideas for September Hostesses

Each month, UL customers and hostesses earn free products with their qualifying orders. Many of my hostesses having a hard time choosing their free expressions(s). Hopefully the ideas here will help you visualize what those expressions really look like and help you have an easier time making your choice when it's your turn.

Just Treats

The "Just Treats" expression is pictured here in Sugared Plum on the Scalloped Charger. Use this to serve up your favorite Halloween goodies.

Live, Hope, Love
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, this expression is shown in Bright White and Fairytale Pink. However, by changing the color of the "hope" portion of the expression, you can choose a cause that is meaningful to you. View this page to learn what each color ribbon symbolizes.

To create this project, apply the expression to the insert of our new square Frameworks. I prefer to use Mistick when working with Frameworks. Apply 3 UL Blooms in White/Honey Wheat to the frame itself.

Pumpkin Patch

The pumpkin on this charming expression reminds me of the one that turned into Cinderella's coach. This versatile expression can be used throughout October and November.

Here it is applied to our new square charger. Ribbon has been glued to the back of the charger and the whole thing hangs from a UL Medallion. The color is Terra Cotta but you can go a little bit brighter with Valencia Orange.


The Spooktacular expression is available for both hostesses and customers. I love how it dresses up our new pre-drilled MDF board. I can just see some spooky spider webs or some gauze the Mummy left behind hanging from the hooks.

The board is first painted with our Toolbox Paint before the expression, shown here in Lemon Chiffon, is applied. The cool spider web effect is easily created with our new Vinyl Effects product. You will love using Vinyl Effects to add a new dimension to your vinyl projects. For more detailed instructions, just leave me a comment and let me know you'd like them.

These are just 4 of the 6 seasonal expressions available to our hostesses this month (all customers get to choose from 3). You can view them all on this page of my website by clicking on the September Hostess and Customer Gifts link. Hopefully the photos here have given you some ideas of how you'll use your free UL expressions in your home this fall.


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