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Posted on September 4, 2018

Take Your Pick Tool by Stampin’ Up!

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Hello Stampers! I hope you all had a relaxing “Labor Day”; kind of seems like it should be “Un-Labor Day” instead! 🙂 I got to spend most of the weekend stamping and planning projects for my upcoming events. Of course, that meant I was playing with all sorts of new products, like our new Take Your Pick Tool!

Take Your Pick Tool by Stampin' Up!

Every so often, Stampin' Up! comes up with a tool that is a game changer. We demonstrators have been asking for this sort of tool for awhile and now we've got it!

The last “game changer” type (in my humble opinion) was the stamp positioning tool, the Stamparatus. It made two, three, and four step stamping SO easy for my customers. If you're not familiar with that tool, I'll have a video farther down in this post where you can check it out. But, back to the Take Your Pick Tool.

This little gem is designed to make working with small embellishments so much easier. The “putty” end is perfect for picking up sequins and placing them perfectly on your projects. The flat, spatula is designed to easily slip under adhesive backed elements such as rhinestones, pearls and enamel dots. There is also a paper piercing tool AND two sizes of stylus tips. Seriously, this is A-MAAAA-ZING! I grabbed a video done by one of our product specialists in the home office. Check it out:

You can order this tool starting tomorrow at my online store.

And…here's a quick video about the Stamparatus!

Remember, our Holiday Catalog goes live tomorrow and you can see it online at my store. IF you need your own copy so you can look at all the fabulous new products no matter WHERE you are, just email me! Iif you aren't currently working with another awesome demonstrator, of course!)

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Posted on August 2, 2018

Two NEW Project Sheets Using Stampin’ Up! Blended Seasons Limited Edition Products

Announcements/ Product Information/ Stampin' Blends
  • Hey Stampers! It's now officially August and you can get your hands on our Limited Edition Blended Seasons Bundle! You are going to love the versatility of these products!

Two NEW Project Sheets Using Stampin' Up! Blended Seasons Limited Edition Products

Two NEW Project Sheets Using Stampin' Up! Blended Seasons Limited Edition ProductsTwo NEW Project Sheets Using Stampin' Up! Blended Seasons Limited Edition Products

The seasonal images will have you creating special cards all year long! The Watercolor Pencils are brand new,  featuring colors not found in the other collection we offer, and…don't forget! You'll save 10% when you order the stamp set and framelits “bundle“!

Enjoy today's projects. The first one features Watercolor Pencils and the second uses Stampin' Blends!

Two NEW Project Sheets Using Stampin' Up! Blended Seasons Limited Edition Products

Supplies

  • Stamp SetsBlended Season (C-149016) (W-149019)
  • Card Stock – Granny Apple Green (146990); Shimmer White (101910);                     Vellum (101856)
  • Stamp Pads – Stazon Jet Black (101406)
  • Misc. – Blender Pens (102845); Stitched Seasons Framelits (149013); Dimensionals (104430); Twinkle Adhesive-backed Sequins (146287); Big Shot Machine (143263); Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2 (149014)

Measurements

  • Gable Green Card Stock:                     8 1/2” x 5 1/2”
  • Shimmery White Card Stock:             5 1/4” x 4” , 2” x 2”
  • Vellum Card Stock:                               2” x 2” , 4” x 3”

Instructions

  1. Fold 8 1/2” x 5 1/2” of Granny Apple Green card stock in half to create card base.
  2. Cut a ‘hole’ out of the center of the front of the card using the largest label from the Stitched Seasons Framelits pack. Set aside.
  3. Stamp the floral image and sentiment onto the large piece of Shimmery White card stock and one flower onto the 2” x 2” piece using Stazon Jet Black ink.
  4. Using the Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2 pack color the flowers as desired and smooth the design using a Blender Pen.
  5. Fussy Cut the individual flower from Step #3.
  6. Cut a ‘hole’ out of the center of the front of the card using the largest label from the Stitched Seasons Framelits pack and the Big Shot Machine.
  7. From the Vellum Card Stock cut the flower swag and leaf/flower combine using the Big Shot and the dies from the Stitched Seasons Framelits.
  8. Adhere the large piece of Shimmery White card stock to the card front from the inside the images show through the hole created in step #2.
  9. Adhere the vellum pieces from Step #7 to the card front.
  10. Using Stampin’ Dimensionals, adhere the fussy cut flower over the vellum pieces.
  11. Randomly adhere 5-7 Twinkle Adhesive-backed Rhinestones as desired.

Two NEW Project Sheets Using Stampin' Up! Blended Seasons Limited Edition Products

Supplies

  • Stamp sets: Blended Seasons (149016)
  • Stampin’ Blends: Poppy Parade Combo Pack (147275); Granny Apple Green Combo Pack (147274)
  • Ink: StazOn Jet Black (101406); Granny Apple Green (147095)
  • Paper: Whisper White (100730); Granny Apple Green (146990)
  • Other: SNAIL adhesive (104332), Layering Ovals framelits (141706), Big Shot (143263), Magnetic Platform (130658), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

Measurements

  • Whisper White: 4” x 5 1/4”; 3” x 1 3/4”
  • Granny Apple Green: 8 1/2” x 5 1/2”

Instructions

  1. Fold Granny Apple Green card stock in half to create card base.
  2. Ink flower stamp using StazOn ink and stamp onto Whisper White layer
  3. Color flower image using Stampin’ Blends. Adhere layer to card base.
  4. Ink phrase image using Granny Apple Green and stamp onto Whisper White piece.
  5. Die-cut phrase oval using Big Shot and Layering Ovals framelits.
  6. Attach phrase to card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
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Posted on July 16, 2018

Green With Envy – LOVE the new Stampin’ Up! Green Hues!

Announcements/ Join My Team/ Paper crafting/ Paper Pumpkin

Green With Envy – LOVE the new Stampin' Up! Green Hues! Hey Stampers! My stamp clubs and classes this month used several of the new Stampin' Up! “greens”. I thought I would carry that green theme onto the blog for a few days this week.

Today's green is Mossy Meadow. If you've been around Stampin' Up! for awhile, you might remember this color from one of our In Color collections a few years back. I was SO happy to see this color return (along with Blackberry Bliss, from the same IC group)!

Green With Envy - LOVE the new Stampin' Up! Green Hues

The delicate image front and center on this card was cut with the Stitched Labels Framelits; another winner!

Instructions for this card follow at the end of the post. But first, I have a couple of reminders for you about the super UH-MAAAZING specials we have going on right now AND about my upcoming trip!

Stamp Slave,  Dave,  and I leave for Seattle on Thursday. We are spending the day with my brother and his family and then on Friday we're departing on the Royal Caribbean Explorer of the Seas for our Stampin' Up! Inside Passage Cruise.

If you'd like to see the itinerary, click here. I'm hoping to do postings on all my social media sites when we're in port so be sure to check often!

Second, remember there are several current specials that are too good to miss, no matter where you are in your Stampin' Up! journey!

Green With Envy - LOVE the new Stampin' Up! Green Hues!

NOW is the perfect time to join Stampin' Up!, whether you are hobby or business minded. The current special gives you over $200 of products for only $99…FREE SHIPPING! Click HERE to check this out.

For the month of July, you can also purchase 3 packs of Designer Series Paper and get a 4th pack for free. Details HERE.

Last, but not least, have you wanted to give Paper Pumpkin, our monthly “crafting in a box” kit a try but just haven't gotten around to it yet? WELL, this is for you! From now, through August 10, for new subscribers you can get 50% off your first month! Just click HERE and use code BLOOM0818.

That's all I've got for today. Be sure to check back tomorrow for a new “green with envy” sample! 🙂

Supplies:

  • Stamp SetsStitched All Around (146632);
  • Card Stock – Whisper White Thick Cardstock (140272);
  • Stamp Pads – Mossy Meadow Ink (147111);
  • Misc. – Share What You Love Designer Series Paper (DSP) (146926); Stitched Labels Framelits Dies (146828); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); Snail Adhesive (104332); Rhinestone Basic Jewels (144220)

Measurements:

  • Card Stock 1:      11” x 4 1/4”                            Card Base
  • DSP:                                 4” x 4”                                     Designer Series Paper
  • Card Stock 2:     3 1/2” x 3 1/2”                        Whisper White Scrap for Die Cut

Instructions:

  1. Fold the Thick Whisper White card stock in half creating your card base.
  2. Stamp the ‘Enjoy your special day’ sentiment on your Whisper White scrap card stock.
  3. Die cut your sentiment using the Stitched Labels Framelit die.
  4. Layer your DSP onto the Thick Whisper White cardstock base centered.
  5. Stamp your border on the top and bottom of the card front.
  6. Add the stamped die cut to the top of the card front with dimensionals.
  7. Add your rhinestone embellishments to taste.

 

 

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Posted on July 12, 2018

July is HOT HOT HOT…Miss It NOT NOT NOT!

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I kind of sound like Yoda there, don't I? 🙂 But, the temperature IS hot as Stampin' Up! has a few great offers during July!

First, let's talk about the Colorful Season Bundle and Watercolor Pencils in new colors!

July is HOT HOT HOT...Miss It NOT NOT NOT!

There are two ways to get this new product:

!. NOW, as part of your $125 in free product for just $99 PLUS free shipping AND your choice of a free ink pad family! This option is available to you when you join my team by July 31st.

If you want to choose this bundle and/or Watercolor Pencils as part of your starter kit, here are the codes.

1. Blended Seasons Bundle (Save 10% – Stamp Set & Framelits – #149894
2. Watercolor Pencils (10 new colors) – #14014
(Balmy Blue, Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Flirty Flamingo, Garden Green, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green, Night of Navy)
3. Blended Seasons Stamp Set – #149016
4. Stitched Seasons Framelits – #149013

2. In August, these products will be featured as part of our customer special and you can purchase at that time (while quantities last).

There are so many other bennies available to you as a member of my team and I'd love to tell you more…let's chat! Email me or call (214-293-4461) and we'll find out if this might be a right fit for you.

The other HOT offer is our Buy Three Get One Free Designer Series Paper Sale, happening now through July 31. Below are the packs available in this promotion.

Designer Series Paper Options

ItemDescriptionPagePrice (USD)Price (CAD)
146338Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper189$11.00$15.00
146284Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper189$11.00$15.00
146921Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper189$11.00$15.00
146902Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper190$11.00$15.00
146897Best Route Designer Series Paper190$11.00$15.00
146913Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper190$11.00$15.00
146331Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper190$11.00$15.00
146289Garden Impressions 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper191$11.00$15.00
146916Tropical Escape 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper191$11.00$15.00
144177Wood Textures 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper191$11.00$15.00

See all the designs and/or purchase HERE.

Since Stamp Slave Dave and I will be leaving next week for our all expenses paid trip to Alaska (just one of the awesome benefits that can be yours as a demonstrator!), I wanted to be sure you know about these specials.

Here is a quick peek at our itinerary.

July is HOT HOT HOT...Miss It NOT NOT NOT!

Depending on the ship's internet, I hope to be posting a lot about our Alaskan adventures. We will be whale watching, helicoptering to a glacier and taking a train through the Yukon. That's in addition to all the pampering by Stampin' Up! onboard the ship.  Stay tuned…we're excited to share with you all!

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Posted on July 9, 2018

Animal Outing Sample – Cuteness Overload!

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Animal Outing Sample - Cuteness Overload!

Isn't this little rhino just the cutest?? Animal Outing is one of my favorite stamp sets in the new Annual Catalog and the Animal Expedition paper coordinates perfectly!

The Animal Expedition paper is part of the Buy 3 Get One FREE Designer Series Paper (DSP) promotion happening right now!

See more info about the sale HERE

Shop the sale HERE

It's amazing how just a little bit of DSP adds the perfect touch! With two sheets of every pattern you don't have to worry about “wasting” one of the sides!

Here are the instructions for today's card, including measurements.

Supplies:

  • Stamp SetsAnimal Outing (CM 146600 or WM 146597)
  • Card Stock – Thick Whisper White (140272); Whisper White (100730); Basic Gray (121044)
  • Stamp Pads – Memento Ink (132708)
  • Misc. – Animal Expedition (DSP) (146902); Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack (145058); Old Olive Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack (144597); Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack (144603); Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blends Dark (144577); Dimensionals (104430); 1 3/8” Scallop Circle Punch (146139); 1 ¼” Circle Punch (119861); Leaf Ribbon (146905)

Measurements:

  • Thick Whisper White:    8 1/2” x 5 1/2” – scored at 4 ¼” – this is your card base
  • Whisper White:   3 ¼” x 5 ½” and scrap for greeting
  • Basic Gray:          scrap for scallop circle
  • DSP:                                1” x 5 ½”

Instructions:

  1. Stamp the rhino using memento ink onto the lower right corner of the smaller white cardstock.
  2. Color in using Stampin’ Blends
  3. Add DSP strip down the left side of the card base
  4. Add the stamped and colored white panel to the card base, using dimensionals and lining it up with the left side of the card base.
  5. Stamp greeting using black ink onto the scrap of white cardstock and punch it out using the 1 ¼” circle punch.
  6. Add this to the gray scallop circle.
  7. Trim off three leaves from the leaf ribbon and add them to the back of the greeting using mini glue dots.
  8. Add greeting to the card front using dimensionals.

Be sure to give me a shout if I can assist in any way; I'll be glad to help!

 

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Posted on June 28, 2018

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Announcements/ Paper crafting

Hey Stampers!  Is there a new little “star” coming into your world soon? Maybe a friend's baby, maybe a grandchild? I'm so excited to share this adorable card made with the Sweet Baby stamp set and Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper. While this card is for a baby boy, just stamp/color the baby image with Petal Pink and use Petal Pink Cardstock and you've got a baby girl card! The Soft Sea Foam circle works just fine for either, too!

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Of course, you could easily slip a gift card into the opening instead of cash.

Twinkle Twinkle is one of the Designer Series Paper (DSP) packs that will be part of Stampin' Up!'s July sale. During the entire month, buy 3, get one free of the DSP shown below.

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

You can mix and match with any of these papers, OR you can get 4 of the same one; it's up to you!

I know a lot of you print off my projects and save, so I've included everything you need below to make this project. Don't forget to set a reminder and bookmark this post so you can grab some DSP from my online store on July 1 and save some money, too!

Supplies:

  • Stamp Sets Sweet Baby (146456-w, 146459-c)
  • Card Stock – Soft Sea Foam (146988); Whisper White (100730); Pool Party (122924); Night of Navy (100867)
  • Stamp Pads – Night of Navy (147110); Tuxedo Black Memento Ink (132708
  • Stampin’ Blends – Ivory (144606); Pool Party Combo Pack (144605); Smoky Slate Combo Pack (145058)
  • Misc. – Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper (DSP) (146284); Classic Label Punch (141491); Starburst Punch (143717); 1¾” Circle Punch (119850); Big Shot (143263); Bouncing Baby Framelits (146322); Sunshine Wishes Thinlits (141489); Envelope Punch Board (133774); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive (110755); Tear & Tape (138995)

Measurements:

  • Whisper White Card Stock:      2¾” x 4¼” scrap
  • Night of Navy Card Stock:                    7” x 8-3/8”; score at 2¼” and 5-3/8”; 1½” x 7” scrap
  • Pool Party Card Stock:              1½” x 7½”
  • Soft Sea Foam Card Stock:     2¾” x 4¼” scrap
  • Twinkle Twinkle DSP:               2¾” x 6¾”; 2” x 6¾”; 9” x 9”

Instructions:

Fold Night of Navy on score lines.

Punch half of a 1¾” Circle in the larger flap.

Adhere DSP to front flap and large flap.

Punch half circle again in the larger flap; adhere only the short sides of the larger flap to the card to form a pocket for money.

Punch a Starburst from Soft Sea Foam.

Stamp “it’s a boy” with Night of Navy on Soft Sea Foam; punch with Classic Label Punch.

  1. Punch Night of Navy with Classic Label punch; cut in half.
  2. Cut “congrats” from Soft Sea Foam and Night of Navy.
  3. Layer “congrats” under the half circle.
  4. Wrap Pool Party strip around card to create a belly band.
  5. Adhere starburst.
  6. Stamp baby and bear hat on Whisper White with Memento Ink.
  7. Color using Stampin’ Blends:
  8. Cut with framelits.
  9. Adhere to starburst.
  10. Create envelope using the Envelope Punch Board – use 7½” x 3½” card measurements

 

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Posted on June 27, 2018

What’s Inside My Mystery Boxes?

Announcements/ Classes / Events/ Paper crafting

Hey stampers! Would you like to know what's inside my mystery boxes? Take a look below:

What's Inside My Mystery Boxes?

My local BOGO shoppers left some bargains on the table, so it's your turn to score some great stuff! Here's how it all works:

I have two different sizes of boxes, medium and large. The medium sized box will sell for $50 and will include at least $80 of product. The large sized box will sell for $100 and will include at least $150 of product. Each box will also have 5 hand-stamped cards inside.

I will stuff each box full of stamp sets, ink pads, embellishments, ribbon, cardstock, patterned paper, die-cuts, punches, and other crafting items. As with my BOGO, some items will be used, some will be new. Most will be Stampin' Up! but I also have some Tim Holtz, Spellbinders, and other brands!

Each box will have different items and I only have a limited supply. Once they are gone, they're gone!
All sales are final and SHIPPING IS FREE!! Just click on link below to order your box. Questions? Please email me at anne@stampmaven.com.

http://bit.ly/2018_MedMysteryBox

http://bit.ly/2018_LargeMysteryBox

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Posted on June 15, 2018

Cruising and Crafting Girls, INK Style!

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Happy Friday Stamping Peeps! I'm looking forward to the weekend and spending time with all the fabulous dads in my life! Hope you have some fun plans as well! Speaking of fun plans, I wanted to share some info today on Cruising and Crafting Girls, INK Style!

Cruising and Crafting Girls, INK Style!

My team and customers love to stamp and we LOVE to cruise! SO…we decided to take a leap, get a travel agent, and plan a stamping “adventure” in 2019! Can't you just imagine yourself walking this beautiful beach?! I sure can!

We'll be setting sail on August 25, 2019 from Galveston, TX aboard the Royal Caribbean Liberty of the Seas. In addition to Galveston, our ports include Fallmouth, Jamaica, George Town, Grand Cayman, and Cozumel, Mexico. On our three “sea days” we'll be stamping using the latest Stampin' Up! products from the 2019 Holiday Catalog. Of course, a Girls, INK event wouldn't be complete without door prizes and gifts, too! Did I already mention food, lol? All our events include fabulous food and I think Royal Caribbean just “might” be able to take care of that for us! 🙂

I have a team member coming from Maryland and customers from cities all over. We would love to have you join us!

Take a look at the flyer below and then give me a shout if you have any questions at all. A small, minimum deposit is required to book your cabin and balance does not have to be paid until May 2019.

Cruise Flyer

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Posted on June 11, 2018

Does Your Job Take You to Places Like This?

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Does Your Job Take You to Places Like This?

Does Your Job Take You to Places Like This? Mine does! Over the weekend I achieved the points necessary to earn this all expenses paid trip from Stampin' Up! .

And you know the best part? You can have the same job that I do and earn trips, too!

Really you ask?? YES! I never dreamed that my Stampin' Up! “hobby” would turn into a “business” and take my husband and me all over the world.

I joined Stampin' Up! 16 years ago to get a discount on all of my products. In fact, many of my team members have done the very same thing and they love their 20-25% discount. They have no desire to do anything else.  They still are invited to all my events and most of them love to come!

I also have team members who have chosen to actually recruit other Stampin' Up! lovers in addition to purchasing their own products at a discount. This allows them to earn more, even trips like in the picture above! I made the switch from a hobby to a business about 10 years ago, and that's when we earned our first incentive trip to Bermuda. We've been blessed to earn other trips. We're leaving for the 2018 Alaskan Cruise incentive trip in July. Let me tell you…I have a VERY supportive husband who LOVES all my stamps, inks and paper! 🙂

Maybe you would love to take your husband to some fun places. Maybe you'd just love to craft with new friends, or just might want to make some extra income for you and/or your family, I invite you to check out a little bit more about this awesome company (NO obligation, just some more info)! I'd also love to chat with you on the phone and answer any questions you might have (214-293-4461). If you are local to me, we can also grab a beverage at a local coffee place (email me). I hope you might some needs/wants in your life that Stampin' Up! could fulfill. I'd be so happy to help you as a part of my Girls INK team!

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Posted on June 5, 2018

PAPER PUMPKIN is Broadway Bound!

Announcements/ Paper Pumpkin

Hey Stampers! Have you heard the news? Paper Pumpkin is Broadway Bound! That's right, the June Paper Pumpkin kit will coordinate with the spectacular Broadway Bound suite on pgs. 68-69 of the 2018-2019 annual catalog!

I am so excited about this! Once you receive your June kit, I'm sure you'll want to add some of (or maybe even ALL) of the coordinating products. 🙂

 

 

I think the colors in the Designer Series paper work so well together; they just scream celebration to me!

Coordinating colors: Basic Black, gold foil, Gray Granite, Lemon Lime Twist, Lovely Lipstick, Whisper White.

I'm SO glad we have Lemon Lime Twist for another whole year; I love this color!

PAPER PUMPKIN is Broadway Bound!

While the coordinating products will be available all year long, the June Paper Pumpkin is only available until June 10. Click here to order yours before you forget!

 

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Posted on May 31, 2018

Stamper’s Secret Weapon Available Tomorrow!

Announcements/ Stamping/ Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

Hey Stampers? Were you able to pre-order your Stamparatus? If not, no worries. This Stamper's secret weapon is available tomorrow! The 2018-2019 Stampin' Up! Annual catalog goes “live” and is filled with awesome new products, including this fantastic stamp positioning tool. I might be a little biased but I truly believe this is a tool that will make you a better stamper. I've been stamping for over 15 years and this tool is now one that I cannot live without. I'm sure once you've learned more about it, you'll want to add it to your crafting bag of goodies, too!

Stamper's Secret Weapon Available Tomorrow! Stamper's Secret Weapon Available Tomorrow!

Why do YOU need a Stamparatus?  You’ll fall in love with stamping all over again when you learn everything you can do with it.

•Make multiples with ease
•Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
•If you want a darker impression, apply more ink and re-stamp – in exactly the same spot
•Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money
•Easily create 2 step, 3 step, and 4 step stamping images using multi-sided plates
•Develop new and specialized stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement

And, in case you were wondering, YES, it is like a Misty – but it’s so much more! The size of the Stamparatus is in between the small and large Misty . But, unlike the Misty, it’s open on two sides, allowing you to stamp on as large a piece of cardstock as you like. This was a big selling point for me, along with the acrylic pads being hinged and adjustable.

I've also compiled some tips and techniques for using this “must have” stamping tool. Just click below and save to your computer for future reference.

STAMPARATUS TIPS AND TECHNIQUES FROM THE STAMPMAVEN

Questions? Feel free to email or call (214-293-4461) me.

 

 

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Posted on May 30, 2018

2018-2019 Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper Share

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Hey Stampers! I hope you've been browsing your new catalog and have seen all the beautiful new Designer Series Paper in the new Stampin' Up! catalog going live on June 1st. I have to say I think SU has really stepped up their game and offered some fabulous new patterns. I'm excited to offer these in my 2018-2019 Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper Share.

If you're not familiar with a paper share, here's the scoop. For one low price, you are able to get a sample of all the new Designer Series Paper in the upcoming 2018-2019 Stampin' Up! catalog. There are so many great, new choices, including: (photos don't do these justice at all).

2018-2019 Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper Share

In my Paper Share this year, not only will you get samples of ALL of Stampin' Up!'s Designer Series Paper (DSP), you'll also get coordinating cardstock! If you purchased full packages of all the DSP you would spend over $200! Instead, why not join my share and you'll get a sample of all the papers . You can then order the packs of your favorites after you've seen them all in person. You'll also get a sample of one of the new ribbons in your paper share package as a little bonus.

By offering coordinating cardstock in the paper share, I hope you'll actually USE your DSP samples instead of just hoarding it!  🙂 Of course, I'll be sending project ideas in my customer emails as well as posting on Facebook, Twitter, my blog, and Instagram to give you some inspiration.

As a member of my paper share you'll receive:

SIX (6) pieces of 4″ x 6″ pieces from each of these Designer Series Papers (60 total pieces)

•Tea Room
•Broadway Bound
•Share What You Love
•Twinkle Twinkle
•Under the Mistletoe
•Nature's Poem
•Petal Promenade
•Tranquil Textures
•Animal Expedition
•Best Route

TWELVE (12) 6″ x 6″ pieces from each of these Paper Packs (24 total pieces)

•Garden Impression
•Tropical Escape

Eighty-Four (84) coordinating card bases

RESERVE YOURS NOW – cost is $48 for paper share and $8 for priority shipping so total of only $56!!

Orders will be taken through May 31st. I have a limited number of paper shares available so order soon before these sell out.

To order, just click the link below to go to Paypal!

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr…

If you don't use PayPal, Email me or call (214-293-4461) to discuss payment arrangements.

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Posted on May 22, 2018

Color Revamp 2018 is Almost Here!

Announcements/ Customer Q & A/ Tuesday Tips

Hey Stampers! Are you as excited as I am that the Stampin' Up! Color Revamp 2018 is Almost Here?! It's true! Stampin' Up! is updating their color collections as well as adding five NEW In Colors starting June 1st. AND…that's not all. There is a new stamp pad design that makes our great ink pad even better! I've had a chance to use the new ink pads and colors and here's everything you need to know.

There are still four color collections, ten colors in each. A new group called “Basics” has been added, made up of Whisper White, Very Vanilla, and Basic Black.

Color Revamp 2018 is Almost Here!

This allowed for the addition of three new colors into the “core” collections. Here's a quick breakdown of all the colors, starting with the new 2018-2019 In Colors and the returning 2017-2019 In Colors.

Color Revamp 2018 is Almost Here!

I love the bold, bright colors in the 2018-2019 In Color collection. If you've been around Stampin' Up! for awhile, a few of these new ones might be reminiscent of some colors retired long ago: Glorious Green and Brilliant Blue. While they look similar, the new colors are totally different. I'm so glad that SU realized we needed some bold, bright colors added back into our color palettes!

Next, here are all the “new” colors.

Color Revamp 2018 is Almost Here!

My personal favorites are Gorgeous Grape and Highland Heather. I'm definitely a “purple” girl!

Last, but certainly NOT least, here is each 10 color collection:

Color Revamp 2018 is Almost Here!

You might notice that some of our current colors have “jumped ship” from one collection to another and you might also see some old favorites (YES…that IS Blackberry Bliss you see!) have returned. I've included a chart below that gives you a revamp summary from our OnStage event last month. I think you'll find this a helpful bit of information!

Color Revamp Summary

Don't miss your chance to grab a  re-inker or cardstock in one of your favorite colors that are retiring to make room for the new colors shown above!

Now, a bit about the new ink pad design.

Color Revamp 2018 is Almost Here!

Why the change to the case?

The case’s manufacturing mold was about to expire. We can only use a mold a limited number of times before we need to replace it, so we had to decide if we wanted to order more of the same molds or try to improve the design. We chose to improve it! We also wanted to align the updated case with the color revamp and improvements to our ink. In addition, we chose to time these changes with Stampin’ Up!’s rebranding and packaging updates. This way, you only need to invest in the new colors and ink pads at one time. (For example, if we revamped the colors last year and then changed the cases and improved the ink this year, you’d likely be purchasing twice to stay current.) We wanted to make these updates and changes in the most cost efficient way for you.

What's better about the case?

  • Less confusing to  open
  • Tighter fit between the lid and the base
  • Stackable
  • Improved stickers and labels.

How is the ink different?

  • Reduce ink bubbles
  • Help you  get an even coating of  ink on the stamp.
  • Help the stamped image have a smoother, solid look

Since we were improving the case we decided to make improvements to the ink as well! We added a defoamer to the ink ingredients because we noticed that our old ink would sometimes bubble (especially on new pads and with lighter colors). When this happened, the ink wasn’t as even and smooth when stamped as we’d like to see it.

Tomorrow I'll have some projects featuring some of the new colors and some free color tools you can download!

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Posted on May 15, 2018

It’s A Beautiful Day to Love What You Do!

Announcements/ Stamping/ Tuesday Tips

Hey Stampers! I can truly say it's a beautiful day to love what you do here in north Dallas. I heard rolling thunder this morning as I was getting ready to leave the house, but the accompanying rain did not linger!  I know in a few weeks when temperatures are in the 100's, I'll be begging for rain. HA! But I digress! I DO love what I do, especially around new catalog and new catalog pre-order time!

Today's share is two cards made with the Love What You Do stamp set that is available now in one of our Stampin' Up! bundles. The font used for the “it's a beautiful day sentiment” is so pretty; easy flowing and graceful I think.

It's A Beautiful Day to Love What You Do!

These cards showcase different elements from the Love What You Do Bundles, available now as a new catalog pre-order, only available in May! I love that Stampin' Up! made some of the new products coming on June 1 available to customers as well as demonstrators. Click on any picture below the project information to order one of these bundles before they disappear. (note: the individual products in the bundles WILL be available, but the free gifts in each bundle will not). I've included project supplies and instructions below; enjoy!

PS-There are pages of products available to demonstrators to order now! If you'd like to start creating special projects before the new catalog comes out, click here to check it out. You can choose $125 in product plus you'll get a full box of new catalogs to give to your friends. AND…there's never any shipping on your starter kit!

PROJECT INFO

Card # 1 above

Supplies:

  • Stamp SetsLove What You Do  (148042)
  • Card Stock – Tranquil TIde (144246); Whisper White (100730); Vellum (101856)
  • Stamp Pads – Tranquil Tide (147146)
  • Misc. – Whisper White Notecards and Envelopes (131527); Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper Stack (146926); Stitched Shapes Framelits (145372); Layering Circles Framelits (141705); Pearlized Thread  and Silver Rose from the Embellishment Kit (146928); Share What You Love Artisan Pearls (146927); Leaf Punch (144667); Lovely Floral Textured Impressions Embossing Folders (148048),
  • Big Shot (143263); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); Snail Adhesive(104332); Mini Glue Dots (103683);  Rich Razzleberry 1/4″ Velvet Ribbon (147016)

 Measurements:

  • Whisper White: 4 7/8” x 3 3/8”, 3” square
  • Tranquil Tide : 3” square
  • Share What You Love Designer Series Paper –  4 7/8” x 1 1/2″

Instructions:

  1. Emboss the Whisper White cardstock in the Big Shot with the Lovely Floral Dynamic Embossing folder.
  2. Attach strip of Designer Series Paper onto embossed panel.
  3. Stamp “It’s a Beautiful Day”  with Tranquil Tide Ink onto white scrap.  Use Stitched Shape Circle framelit to cut out.
  4. Cut a scallop circle framelit with Tranquil Tide cardstock.  Attach with snail adhesive to the white stitched shaped circle.
  5. Punch a leaf with vellum cardstock and use a glue dot to attach behind the circle.
  6. Attach two lengths of the velvet ribbon to the back of circle – using dimensionals to hold in place.
  7. Use the pearlized thread to make a “swirl” and attach to back of oval shape with a glue dot.  I like the look of the long threads but if you don’t- just snip them shorter.
  8. Use dimensionals to attach circle shape to card front.
  9. To finish the card, add the adhesive backed Silver Rose embellishment  to the card front.

Card #2 above

Supplies:

  • Stamp Sets – Love What You Do
  • Card Stock – Whisper White (100730)
  • Stamp Pads – Tuxedo Black Memento (132708)
  • Misc. – Brights Stampin’ Write Markers (131259); Clear Block C (118486); Stampin’ Spritzer (126185)

Measurements:

  • Whisper White (base): 4” x 8”, scored at 4” and folded

Instructions:

    1. Using the Melon Mambo marker, cover the top third of the Clear Block C with color. Color the center of the block using the Pumpkin Pie marker. Color the bottom portion of the block using the Daffodil Delight marker.
    2. Spritz the block with water using the Stampin’ Spritzer. Stamp in the center of the Whisper White base. Hold in place for about 30 seconds to allow the ink and water to disburse over the cardstock. Allow to dry completely or use a Heat Tool to speed up the process.
    3. Stamp the floral image using the Memento ink.
    4. Stamp the greeting using the Memento ink.
    5. Color in the bottom portions of the flowers using the Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight markers as shown.

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Posted on May 14, 2018

Stamping Cruise Coming in 2019

Announcements/ Holidays / Special Days/ Stamping

Hey Stampers! Hope you all had fun celebrating Mother's Day with your favorite, mom, grandmother, aunt, sister, mother in law, well you get the idea! I had my kids and grandcherubs together for a swim party and we all had a blast! Today's exciting news is….I am excited to announce a stamping cruise coming in 2019!

Stamping Cruise Coming in 2019

My travel agent and fellow stamper extraordinaire is busily getting the cruise booked on the awesome Royal Caribbean, Liberty of the Seas. We've narrowed our sailing down to late September or early October; depends upon when the conference room is available on board. We'll be leaving Galveston, headed to the Caribbean,  for 7 fun-filled days of sightseeing in ports AND stamping on our sea days. More details to come but wanted you to be able to tentatively plan on joining us!

We'll be featuring lots of exclusive stamping projects using NEW products from the 2019 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog. As part of your cruise fee, you will also receive a box of products to bring with you for the projects and all will be yours to keep. Pillow gifts and raffles will be part of the package as well!!

Leave me a comment below or email me if this sounds like fun; I'll put you on our notification list when the details are set. Quite a few of my customers and downline have already expressed interest!

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