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Posted on May 2, 2018

Order New In Color Ink Pads and Share What You Love Bundle Today!

Announcements/ Facebook LIVE/ Online Stamp Clubs/ Stamping

Woo hoo for today! You can now order a Share What You Love Bundle AND the NEW 2018-2020 In Color Ink Pads! Each of the 3 bundles comes with at least one free gift and the Ink Pad bundle is priced at 10% off!

Order New In Color Ink Pads and Share What You Love Bundle Today!

My absolute favorite product in this Suite is the Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper included in the Gotta Have It All Bundle. Here's a sample that also uses other products in this bundle:

Order New In Color Ink Pads and Share What You Love Bundle Today!

Join me tonight at 7:00 pm CST on Facebook where I'll be making this “shutter” card in a LIVE presentation. If you want to make it with me at home, you'll need a 12″ x 12″ sheet of any solid cardstock (or two 8 1/2″ x 11″ sheets) and 1 sheet of any coordinating Designer Series Paper. I'll give you measurements as I go so you can make more once your bundle arrives!

Click to order your bundle today!

Just Getting Started Bundle #149524

A Little More Please Bundle #149525

Gotta Have It All Bundle #159526

In Color Ink Pad Bundle #147153 (10% discount)

Here's  the scoop you need to know:

This pre-order opportunity is available May 1 – 31, 2018
Your products ship right away just like a regular order
You can add anything else to the order
Orders over $50 qualify for 3 free card kits using bundle products AND PDF tutorials for the cards! (make sure I have your email address to send tutorials and your regular address to mail your card kits at the end of the month!)
Orders over $150 qualify for host benefits from Stampin' Up!

I hope I'll see you tonight when I'm LIVE on Facebook!! 🙂

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Posted on April 23, 2018

Need a WOW Graduation Card?

Classes / Events/ Facebook LIVE/ Online Classes

Hey Stampers! Hope you all had a great weekend! Seems like ours are always filled! I had a stamp group and then our daughter and her husband had dinner with us on Sunday night. Their doggies had been with Gee and Poppa for a few days so they had to come and collect their “kiddos”! The big one is Buckley, a goldendoodle and the smaller one is Brodie, a rescue. Now, if I could just teach them to stamp!! 🙂

Need a WOW Graduation Card?

I also spent some time getting ready for my next Online Class, Brusho Artistry. If you need a WOW Graduation Card, this class is for you!

Need a WOW Graduation Card?

Whether you own almost everything Stampin' Up! sells or you own zip, zero, nada you can benefit from this class. My goal is to teach you techniques and give you tips and tricks to make you a better crafter, no matter what products you prefer! Now, I use Stampin' Up! products in my classes since that is my business, and, of course, it makes me happy when you see products you must have! 🙂

But, what makes me even happier is when I've helped you with your stamping “challenges” OR I've helped you to just have fun while learning a new technique or two.

I hope you'll join me for the class; you can sign up now at the special pre-launch” price. You can attend “live” on Facebook or watch later!

Find out more about Brusho Artisty now.

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Posted on April 18, 2018

Learn to “Brusho” Like a Pro!

Classes / Events/ Facebook LIVE/ Online Classes/ Videos

Hey Stampers! Let's face it; learning a new skill can be intimidating. Remember when you were a kid and were taking your first spin around the block on that shiny new bicycle? C'mon, admit it…you were afraid of falling off. It might hurt! But, I  bet with mom, dad, or older sibling's help you learned how to ride like a pro, despite a few tumbles! We're past the cycling days (well, at least on our pink Schwinns of old) but we still can  get intimidated learning a new technique or mastering a new product. Take Brusho Color Crystals for instance. Have you  seen this product in the  Stampin' Up Occasions Catalog and flip right on by? In my latest class, Brusho Artistry, you'll Learn to “Brusho” Like a Pro!

I find many of my customers get unnerved when they begin to watercolor. Getting “messy” and using a technique which often turns out differently each time presents a challenge for them. if you find yourself in this boat from time to time, it doesn't have to be that way. I can help you become the “watercolor artist” of your dreams! 🙂

Here are snippets of some of the projects I'll be teaching.

Learn to "Brusho" Like a Pro!

I know you will come away from class loving the Brusho Color Crystals as much as  I do!

Click here to see a short video and get  all the registration info! See you in class!

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Posted on April 16, 2018

If You Purchased EVERYTHING in the 2018-2019 Stampin’ Up! Catalog…..

Announcements/ Facebook LIVE/ Stamping

Hey Stampers! Hopefully you have seen pictures from all the recent Stampin' Up! Onstage events. I was blessed to be chosen as a presenter and I've posted lots of photos on my Facebook page. The best part of the event was receiving our 2018-2019 Catalog! It is LOADED with so many WOW new products; I can't wait to see my customer's faces when they get their very own copy to browse over and over again as they make their wish lists.

If You Purchased EVERYTHING in the 2018-2019 Stampin' Up! Catalog.....

Speaking of wish lists, let's have a little bit of fun. If you purchased EVERYTHING in the 2018-2019 Stampin' Up! Catalog…how much do you think you would spend? $1,000? $5000? Leave me a comment OR send me an email with your guess. The closest person to the correct number will win a pack of new embellishments from the catalog. EVERYONE who enters will receive an excel spreadsheet that can be used as a wish list and log of purchases. My contest will run until April 30, 2018 at 11:59 pm CST; there is absolutely NO PURCHASE required to enter.

If you leave your comment here, please leave your email address with your comment OR send your email to me privately! I want to be able to contact you for your address if you are the winner and I want to be able to send everyone who enters the Excel “wish list” spreadsheet!

HINT: the answer is not as much as I thought it would be; maybe one of everything IS in my future! 🙂

By the way, if you don't currently have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and would like to receive a catalog, email me and I'll tell  you how to get it. My customers always receive their catalogs for free; another reason to shop with me!

Below are some samples made with new products…enjoy!

My samples board (and me!) at Ft. Worth OnStage

If You Purchased EVERYTHING in the 2018-2019 Stampin' Up! Catalog.....

From OnStage in Hartford, CT.

If You Purchased EVERYTHING in the 2018-2019 Stampin' Up! Catalog.....

From OnStage Sydney

More project samples to come during the week!

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Posted on April 11, 2018

Retiring In Color Sweet Sugarplum

Announcements/ Classes / Events/ Online Classes

Hey Stampers! We've had several pleasant days of weather so I am hoping Spring has finally made its way into North Texas! I'm sure we will have some more rain and maybe even thunderstorms before April ends, but I'm still thinking spring projects. Today's project share features Retiring In Color Sweet Sugarplum Classic Ink.  Instructions, including all products used and measurements can be found  at the end of this post.

Retiring In Color Sweet Sugarplum

If you missed my earlier post on exactly what is retiring, you can catch up here. At my stamp club last night all the ladies ordered packs (at least one!) of the Sweet Soiree Designer Series Paper, which is  also retiring. Here are the cards we made. In case you didn't know, I also do an online stamp club. If you order at least $40 in merchandise from my online store using HOSTESS CODE VAGY4PBW by April 15, I'll send you free kits to make all three cards!  No stamped images but all other consumables, including envelopes will come in your kit. You may order any products you wish, just be sure to put in the hostess code prior to checkout!

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There is so much happening at Stampin' Up! right now! Retiring products, new colors, and more! If I can help you navigate through everything, please give me a shout! I'm here to help! 🙂

TRANQUIL TULIPS (featuring Sweet Sugarplum ink) PROJECT INSTRUCTIONS

Supplies:

  • Stamp Sets –Tranquil Tulips (143767); All Things Thanks (143097 c, 143089 w)
  • Card Stock – Melon Mambo (115320); Crumb Cake (120953); Whisper White (100730); Rich Razzleberry (115316)
  • Stamp Pads – Pear Pizzazz (126950); Rich Razzleberry (126950); Melon Mambo (126948); Sweet Sugarplum (141395); Memento Tuxedo Black (132708)
  • Misc. – 1 ¾” Circle Punch (119850); 2” Circle Punch (133782); Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack (144177); Glitter Enamel Dots (144200); Fresh Fig Finely Woven Ribbon (144132); Mini Glue Dots (103683); Snail Adhesive (104332); Paper Snips (103579); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

Measurements:

  • Melon Mambo Card Stock: 4 ¼” x 11”, folded in half
  • Crumb Cake Card Stock: 4 1/8” x 5 3/8”
  • Whisper White Card Stock: 4” x 5 ¼” and scrap approx. 4” x 3”
  • Rich Razzleberry Card Stock- scrap approx. 2 ¼” x 2 ¼”
  • Wood Textures Designer Series Paper- 2” x 4”

Instructions:

  1. I started with the Sweet Sugarplum flower. First, stamp the stem and leaves then the bigger portion of the flower on your Whisper White card stock. Then stamp your smaller flower piece on your Whisper White scrap card stock. Next, I did the Melon Mambo flower by starting with the stem, leaves, then the bigger flower portion. Don’t forget to stamp the smaller flower part on your scrap Whisper White card stock. Repeat the same process with the Rich Razzleberry flower.
  2. Stamp the detail inside the flower with Memento Black ink.
  3. Hand cut the smaller flower portion of the flowers with your paper snips. This will be layered on the flower at the end.
  4. Attach your Wood Textures DSP to the bottom of the card front using Snail Adhesive.
  5. Wrap your ribbon around the Whisper White card stock at the seam and adhere to the back using snail adhesive or mini glue dots. Tie a bow using the ribbon and attach to the front with mini glue dots.
  6. Punch a 1 ¾” circle out of your scrap Whisper White card stock. Stamp the sentiment using Rich Razzleberry ink. Then attach it to a 2” Rich Razzleberry circle.
  7. Attach your circle layer to your card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  8. Now attach your white layer to your Crumb Cake layer then on to your Melon Mambo card front.
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