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Posted on April 18, 2018

Learn to “Brusho” Like a Pro!

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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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Posted on April 10, 2018

Life Happens Coffee Helps – Coffee Café Card

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Hey Stampers! I think I'm rested up from OnStage and am ready to start sharing some of my favorite projects using retiring products. Today's share is Life Happens Coffee Helps – Coffee Café Card. This sample uses the Coffee Break Designer Series Paper and, sadly, this paper won't be carrying through to the new 2018-2019 Annual Catalog. I know…it's so sad we're losing so many of our favorites.

Life Happens Coffee Helps - Coffee Café Card

But, look on the bright side! SO MANY fun new products are coming AND you still have time to order all your retiring favorites! If you missed yesterday's post, I shared the retiring products list and how to order. YOU know, the absolute BEST way to get everything on your retiring product wish list is to join my team! Not only will you save money (get an extra $25 in free product plus NO SHIPPING!); you'll become a part of the BEST team in all of Stampin' Up! Why yes, I MIGHT be a teeny bit biased! 🙂

Here are the instructions for today's card. Be sure to visit my blog often as I'll be posting new projects frequently. IF you don't receive my email newsletter, sign up and receive a free project tutorial as my gift!

Supplies:

  • Stamp SetsCoffee Café      Bundle (145331)
  • Card Stock – Garden Green (126973) and Whisper White (100730)
  • Stamp Pads – Early Espresso (126974), Crumb Cake (126975), and Garden Green (126973) Classic Stampin’ Pads
  • Misc. – Coffee Break Designer Series Paper (DSP) (144156); Corrugated Elements (144158); Crumb Cake 3/8” Classic Weave Ribbon (144162); Whisper White Bakers Twine (124262); ½” Circle Punch (119869); Banner Triple Punch (138292); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); Mini Glue Dots (103683)

 

Measurements:

  • Garden Green: 8 1/2” x 5 1/2”, folded in half for card base
  • Whisper White: 2” x 5-1/4” plus scraps for stamping, die-cutting, and punching
  • Wood Grain DSP: 5-1/4” x 4” plus scraps to cut little cups from

 

Instructions :

  1. Stamp cup, lid, wrap, and tag with Early Espresso ink on Whisper White cardstock. Die cut cup, lid, and wrap. Punch “HI” with ½” circle punch.
  2. Stamp coffee bean with Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, and Garden Green on strip of Whisper White cardstock and punch with Banner Triple Punch.
  3. Adhere DSP to card base. Adhere banner to card. Adhere wrap to cup die cut and attach to card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Attach lid with Dimensionals.
  4. Fussy cut several little coffee cups from DSP and attach with Dimensionals.
  5. Attach “HI” with a Dimensional to a corrugated tag and attach a length of white bakers twine. Fold 6” length of ribbon in half and secure with twine. Attach to card with a couple of glue dots.

Thanks for popping by today. OH…one more thing. I did a Facebook LIVE last night explaining the color Revamp and showing all the new colors and the new ink pad style. You'll definitely want to check that out. Hint: there are some old “faves” returning in the revamp.

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Posted on March 27, 2018

SALE-A-BRATION ends on Saturday!

Announcements/ Facebook LIVE/ Online Stamp Club/ Sale-A-Bration

SALE-A-BRATION ends on Saturday! That's only 4 days away! Sale-A-Bration is Stampin' Up!'s biggest sale of the year. Don't miss your chance to earn exclusive, free gifts including, stamp sets, die-cuts, paper, and more! If you have a giant wish list  the demo kit special is the best way to go! It's truly the best!

WHAT CAN I GET FOR FREE?

Click here to see all the product choices.

SHOP ONLINE: For every $50 you spend (before tax and shipping), you get a FREE Sale-A-Bration product. For anyone who has enjoyed Sale-A-Bration in the past, we have an exciting new announcement for this year: We now have a new reward level, giving you more flexibility and options for your free items.Let’s break it down:
• If you spend $50, you get one free level 1 product.
• If you spend $100, you get one free level 2 product, OR, you can choose two level 1 items.
• If you spend $150, you have the option to choose three level 1 items or one level 1 item and one level 2 item.

Learn more about the demo kit special.

JOIN STAMPIN UP: Get 2 extra FREE stamp sets in your demo kit, anything you’d like (excluding bundles and SAB stamp sets) from either of our current catalogs. This benefit alone has a value of up to $104. AND, this is on top of the $26 extra free merchandise (for the $99 kit price you choose $125 in product). Lastly, you receive  free shipping on the kit. This is absolutely the best deal!

STAMPIN” REWARDS: Orders (including workshops or catalog parties) over $250 receive an additional $25 in free Stampin” Rewards.

Note: The retiring products list will be officially announced on April 9. The retiring InColors usually sell out almost immediately after the list is released. Be sure to stock up on your favorites now before it's too late.

At the end of this post I'll also show you some samples from my project gallery. If you'd like complimentary project sheets for any of the samples you see, just email me and I'll be happy to send to you.

Anne's Calendar

  • March 28: Facebook LIVE Class
  • March 31: Last day of Sale-A-Bration
  • April 2: Anne's online club projects made available and hostess code released (be sure you've subscribed to my newsletter to be first to receive project info)
  • April 6, 7: Stampin' Up!'s OnStage Event in Ft. Worth (I'm presenting-wish me luck!)
  • April 9: Retiring List revealed

SALE-A-BRATION ends on Saturday!

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