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Posted on June 26, 2017

Monday Morning Muse from the Stamp Maven

Classes / Events/ Stamping/ Videos

It's Monday Morning Muse from the Stamp Maven! I had a fabulous Saturday with stamping friends and I wanted to share it with you guys!

Doesn't this look like a blast? Well let me tell you, it sure was! We stamped six projects (the first picture here was one that I created, in it's “early stage” stamping by one of the Ruth's Chris servers), had a great meal, door prizes, but most of all…FUN! Here is a pdf with the two projects I designed.

June 24 project sheet

I used the new Daisy Delight Bundle from Stampin' Up! and another fun new stamp set, Great Big Greetings.

We design our projects so anyone can be successful, whether you've ever picked up a rubber stamp before or not! Feel free to print these out and give them a try.If you need to order any of the supplies, my online store is just a click away!

To see a short video as our event was starting, visit my Facebook page. I'd love for you to like my page and become a follower. I post different projects and info on all my social media sites and you don't want to miss anything now do you?! 🙂

My Stampin' Up! journey started 15 years ago and all I wanted was to save money on my hobby. Can you relate? Now that I'm down the road a bit, the discount is still nice, but it is the friends and events like the one above that mean the most. I can honestly say that so many of my customers and team members are true friends and when we gather to stamp and create, the magic happens. I almost can't explain it but I am so energized after one of our large events I cannot wait for the next one!

We had quite a few new stampers at this event; one flew in from Hawaii and one drove from Arizona! Many of us were strangers at the start but after a day of laughter and stamping, we are strangers no more!

If you might be at a point where this type of friendships and fun piques your interest, here's a little bit more about my team of Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Girls, INK.

I truly am grateful for all the Stampin' Up! has provided for my family and me. In addition to the friendships, my husband and I have gone on quite a few exciting all expenses paid trips; the next one will be to Alaska in 2018!

We earned this cruise in 2011, too and we can't wait to go back! My dream is to have some of my team with me on one of these trips…maybe it will be you! 🙂

I hope you enjoyed my Monday Morning Muse from the Stamp Maven. I've been at work creating some new projects and video tutorials so I'll be sharing those soon!

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Posted on January 13, 2017

Friday Fun – How Well Do YOU Know The Stampmaven…ME!!

Contests

Ok stamping peeps! It's Friday and I thought we should have some Friday fun in the form of a game: how well do YOU know The Stamp Maven  (that's ME)?!

Some of you might not follow me on Facebook so I wanted to post here (but of course you should follow me on ALL my social media platforms!), too, so you all could play and maybe win a prize! We all like prizes, right?

Here's the game. Below you'll find a series of questions. Put a comment here on the blog with the answers you think I would make. I'll be awarding a few fun prizes. Iin case of a tie, Stamp Slave will draw for the winners from the group who answered the most questions correctly!

You must post your answers no later than Saturday night at midnight to be eligible for a prize…have fun!

  • What is your favorite craft (crochet, flower arranging, cardmaking, scrapbooking, etc)?
  • How long have you been stamping?
  • Do you have a favorite stamp company?
  • Favorite embellishment?
  • Favorite type of stamp (wood, foam mount, photopolymer, other)?
  • Prefer cardmaking alone or with others?
  • Most often do you create from scratch, sketch or CASE?
  • Do you still use punches?
  • Do you like to fussy cut?
  • Do you mail your cards?
  • Do you typically use black or colored ink?
  • Sell your cards?
  • Do you ever foresee giving up stamping?
  • Dedicate room? Shared room? Kitchen? Living room? Basement?
  • What do you use most often on your projects/cards/scrapbooks?
  • What is one crafting item you don't own but am considering purchasing?
  • Given a choice you would rather create a card with no layers, one layer or multiple layers?
  • If you had to give away all my crafting supplies except one thing, what is the ONE item you would keep?

Remember, you want to comment answers you think I would make!!

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Posted on August 4, 2016

Thoughtful Branches Hydrangea

Big Shot/ Die Cut/ Paper crafting/ Product Information

A pink “Thoughtful Branches hydrangea” to share today; can you tell I am digging this limited edition bundle?!

THoughtfullThankYou

Stampin' Up! makes things so easy by pairing a versatile stamp set with framelits or thinlits dies…the dies do most of the work! You can either stamp the coordinating image and cut out OR use a coordinating Designer Series Paper; a win win in my book!

Remember the Thoughtful Branches Bundle is only available in August. If you've accumulated any Bonus Days coupons, use them on this bundle to save even more! (bundles save you 10% right off the top!)

Instructions and supplies are below-click on any picture to order right now.

Supplies:

    • Stamp Sets: Thoughtful Branches Photopolymer Bundle (144328)
    • Paper: Sweet Sugarplum (141418), Basic Black (121045), Pear Pizzazz (131201), 2016-18 In Color Envelope Paper (141698)
    • Ink: Versamark (102283)
    • Other: Big Shot (143263), Precision Plate (139684), Big Shot Die Brush (140603), Heat Tool (129053), White Stampin’ Emboss Powder (109132), Subtles Enamel Shapes (141679),2016-18 InColor Enamel Shapes (141410), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755)

Measurements:

  • Sweet Sugarplum cardstock – 5-1/2” x 8-1/2”, scored at 4-1/4”
  • Basic Black cardstock – 4” x 5-1/4”
  • Pear Pizzazz Scrap
  • Sugarplum Scrap from the 2016-18 In Color Envelope Paper

Instructions:

  1. Stamp the sentiment with Versamark ink on the bottom right of the Basic Black panel. Sprinkle on and tap off the excess Whisper White Embossing Powder, then use your Heat Gun to set it. Adhere the panel to the Sweet Sugarplum card base as shown.
  2. Run the flower and the stem through the Big Shot Machine with the aid of the Precision Plate using the scraps of paper Then, use the Die Brush to remove the pieces from the die.
  3. Adhere the stem and flower to the card as shown with tiny drops of Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
  4. Select a few Enamel Shapes from the 2016-18 In Color and the Subtles Enamel Shapes packs and adhere them to your card as shown.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you are enjoying these Thoughtful Branches Bundle samples. Click here if you missed yesterday's post and sample.

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Posted on June 24, 2016

Moroccan Lantern Card

Paper crafting/ Stamping/ Tips, Tricks, & Techniques/ Uncategorized

I have to say, Moroccan Nights was not my favorite new stamp set…but, I love the way this Moroccan Lantern Card looks! The “splatter technique” really makes the lanterns pop, don't you think?

splatter background

If you need a refresher on this technique, please email me and I'll be glad to help! Supplies and instructions shown below. Just click right on the product to order….easy, peasy!

Supplies:

Stamp SetsMoroccan Nights (w-141715, c-141718); One Big Meaning (w-138788, c-139420)

Card Stock – Emerald Envy (141415); Dapper Denim (141414); Very Vanilla (101650)

Stamp Pads – Basic Black Archival (140931), Crushed Curry (131173), Cajun Craze (126965), Dapper Denim (141394), Emerald Envy (141396)

 

Misc. – Moroccan Designer Series Paper (DSP) (141645); Sponge Daubers (133773); Aqua Painters (103954)

 

Measurements:

  • Emerald Envy: 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”
  • Dapper Denim: 4” x 3 3/8”
  • Very Vanilla: 4” x 3”
  • DSP: 4” x 5 1/4”

Instructions:

  • Stamp Lanterns and Thank You in Black archival ink on Very Vanilla card stock and allow to dry.
  • Sponge Crushed Curry ink starting inside lanterns (darkest) out across the card stock (lighter as it moves away from the lanterns) using sponge daubers.
  • Start at the top edge sponging Cajun Craze (darkest) moving to blend with the Curry color (lighter)

 

    1. Start at the bottom edge of the card stock sponging Dapper Denim ink and getting lighter as you move up the card. Leave room for the Emerald Envy and blend from the Denim side (darkest) into the Curry above (lighter).
    2. Splatter water from your aqua painter onto the ombre background. Allow to sit for 15-25 seconds and blot excess water off. Let it dry.
  • Stamp star around lanterns with Crushed Curry ink.
  • Layer and assemble the Moroccan Lantern card as shown.
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Posted on April 22, 2016

Easy Card Tutorial

Announcements/ Projects/ Stamping/ Videos

Hey stampers! For today, I wanted to share an easy card tutorial I did on my YouTube Channel. I think you'll enjoy this easy, peasy birthday card.

Birthday card ideas are what my customers need all the time; I'm guessing you might, too!

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If you enjoyed this easy card tutorial video and want more great ideas, subscribe to my channel so you don't miss anything. Be sure to check out the punch repair video done by my hubby, THE Stamp Slave!

 

 

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