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Posted on January 4, 2019

Keep Your Stamps From Falling Off Clear Blocks!

Announcements/ Paper crafting

Happy New Year Stampers! I'm here today with some exciting news! I'm going to share how to keep your stamps from falling off clear blocks. The solution…CLING stamps!

Keep Your Stamps From Falling Off Clear Blocks!

I'm sure you've experienced the same thing I have, when I've inked up a stamp and then just before stamping on the paper…poof…off falls the stamp and lands on the paper in an unplanned spot! This is so frustrating, right? Well, I've got some great news for you!

With the release of Stampin' Up!'s Occasions Catalog comes the release of our NEW Cling Stamps. These new stamps were tested in our Japan market and I've also had the chance to use them for about a month. They truly are a game changer!

Please watch this short video so you can see why I'm so excited to share this news:

Awesome, right? Our classic red rubber stamps are now better than ever! They are the same high quality rubber material you've always loved but now they come with an adhesive image label that will cling like crazy to your clear blocks (annual catalog page e206) OR Stamparatus clear plates (annual catalog page 207) each and every time you use them!

From now on, our stamps will either be “cling” or photopolymer; our large background stamps will also come with a wood option.

You can check out all the new stamp sets in the occasions catalog at my online store OR open any of our catalogs by clicking on the sidebar here on my blog.

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Posted on November 15, 2018

Picture Perfect Birthday and New Stamparatus Tote Coming!

Announcements/ Paper crafting/ Stamping/ Videos

Hello Stampers! Today I'm here with a new Picture Perfect Birthday project. Whenever I can, I like the cards I send to reflect the season of the recipient's birthday month. I just love the Designer Series Paper, Country Lane, used on this card.  It fits in perfectly for my fall birthdays! This DSP also has two of my very favorite SU colors, Blackberry Bliss and Mint Macaron!

Picture Perfect Birthday and New Stamparatus Tote Coming!

Supplies:

  • Stamp SetsPicture Perfect Birthday (145519)
  • Card Stock – Blackberry Bliss (133675), Whisper White (100730), Mint Macaron (138337), Crushed Curry 131199)
  • Ink: Blackberry Bliss (147092), Mint Macaron (147106)
  • Misc. – SNAIL adhesive (104332), Country Lane designer series paper (147804), Paper Snips (103579), Share What You Love Artisan Pearls (146927), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

Measurements:

  • Country Lane: 4: x 5 1/4”
  • Whisper White: 2 1/4” x 3 1/4”
  • Blackberry Bliss: 8 1/2” x 5 1/2”; 1/4” x 3 1/2”
  • Crushed Curry:  2 6/8” x 3 6/8”
  • Mint Macaron: 2 1/2” x 3 1/2”

Instructions:

  1. Fold Blackberry Bliss card stock in half to create card base.
  2. Adhere Country Lane paper to card base using SNAIL adhesive.
  3. Adhere Mint Macron layer to Crushed Curry Layer. Adhere to card front.
  4. Using paper snips, cut banner ends to Blackberry Bliss strip.
  5. Ink phrase using Blackberry Ink and stamp into Whisper White layer. Add Mint Macaron stars above and below Blackberry Bliss phrase.
  6. Adhere Blackberry Bliss banner to Mint Macaron layer. Add phrase layer on top using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  7. To complete, add one Artisan Pearl on each side of the Blackberry Bliss banner.

If you need any supplies for this project, just click on any picture below to order.

One more thing I wanted to tell you about today! Coming in December, is a brand new tote for your Stamparatus stamp positioning tool!

Isn't this awesome! I just pre-ordered mine (pre-ordering is only one of the awesome perks Stampin' Up! offers to demonstrators!) This bag will be available to customers on December 5. Shoot me an email if you'd like a reminder when it is available for you to order!

If you aren't familiar with the Stamparatus, here's a short video about this must-have tool!. I cannot be without mine; makes repetition stamping so, so easy!

Thanks for spending a few minutes with me today!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted on October 9, 2018

Toil and Trouble Halloween Project

Holidays / Special Days/ Paper crafting

Hey Stampers! Halloween is just around the corner and, in case you're still looking for a fun project, I have an adorable card for you today!

Toil and Trouble Halloween Project

Notice the whispy trees in the background? These are actually from an image in the “Winter Woods” stamp set. This set is found on page 27 of our Holiday Catalog. Come back to the blog on Thursday and I'll show you a Fall thank you card project using this same stamp set. I love showing you different projects and looks using one set.

Below you'll find all the supplies, measurements and instructions for today's card…enjoy! If you need any items to make this card, just click here to go right to my online store.

Supplies

  • Stamp Set: Winter Woods Clear-Mount Stamp Set – 147661, Winter Woods Wood-Mount Stamp Set – 147658
  • Cardstocks: Lemon Lime Twist– 144245, Basic Gray– 121044, Basic – 121045 Whisper White – 100730, Toil & Trouble 12″ X 12″ Designer Series Paper – 147531
  • Stampin Pads: Smoky Slate– 147113, Crumb Cake– 147116, Pear Pizzazz – 147104
  • Misc.: Spooky Bats Punch – 148014, Stamping Sponges – 141337, Stampin' Dimensionals – 104430, Mini Stampin' Dimensionals – 144108, Paper Snips – 103579, Mini Glue Dots – 103683

Measurements

  • Lemon Lime Twist 8½ x 4¼ score at 4¼
  • Basic Gray 5¼ x 4
  • Whisper White 5 x 3¼

Instructions

Sponge Smoky Slate ink over the top portion and Pear Pizzazz ink over the bottom portion of the Whisper White cardstock..

Stamp the trees using Smoky Slate ink.

From the Toil & Trouble Designer Series paper hand cut 5 pumpkins, one cat, one frog and one hat (the hat is from the girl)

Adhere 2 pumpkins with adhesive of your choice, the 3 in the front using dimensionals.

Adhere the cat and hat using dimensionals.

Out of Basic Black cardstock punch out 3 bats and adhere onto the top of the card.

Adhere all layers together.

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Posted on October 3, 2018

It’s Countdown to 12 Weeks of Christmas

Announcements/ Holidays / Special Days/ Paper crafting

Hey Stampers! Just a quick reminder so you don't miss out on my 12 Weeks of Christmas emails this year! At 1:00 pm CST TODAY the first card project goes out to all of my newsletter subscribers. The first 6 weeks will feature card projects, similar to the one below, that will make designing your perfect card so much easier.

It's Countdown to 12 Weeks of Christmas

Each project will come with supplies list, measurements and step by step instructions. I love giving this free gift to my newsletter subscribers during the holiday season!

To make sure you don't miss out, simply provide your name and email at the top of this post. We'll take care of the rest!

P.S. You'll also get a free Paper Cone Christmas Ornament video tutorial (along with PDF instructions) as my gift to you, too! 🙂

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Posted on July 30, 2018

Hello Monday! Enjoy Life!

Paper crafting/ Stamping

Happy Monday everyone! Boy, it's been a whirlwind week. We spent a glorious week in Alaska on the Explorer of the Seas as a guest of Stampin' Up! on our annual incentive trip. We crammed so much fun into those 7 days. Here are just a few pictures of our adventures.

Here we are arriving into port at Skagway, Alaska.

Hello Monday! Enjoy Life!

We took a helicopter ride to Chillkat Glacier and breathtaking doesn't even begin to describe the beauty.

Hello Monday! Enjoy Life!

In addition to the gorgeous scenery, we were pampered beyond belief by Stampin' Up! Here are a few of our pillow gifts.

Hello Monday! Enjoy Life!

Had a bit of a sad end when we returned home. A dear friend lost her battle with cancer and went home to be with the Lord on Sunday. We will all miss her terribly but at least she is suffering no more. As I was thinking about a project for today's post, this “enjoy life” card seemed to fit the bill. We never know when our time on earth is over so I do want to enjoy life, just as my friend Tami did until cancer took her. It is indeed a precious privilege to be alive!

Hello Monday! Enjoy Life!

Here are the instructions, including measurements and supplies.

Supplies:

  • Stamp SetsEnjoy Life (148190)
  • Card Stock – Soft Suede (115318), Grapefruit Grove (146972), Whisper White (100730), Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper (146338)
  • Stamp Pads – Grapefruit Grove (147142), Soft Suede (147115)
  • Misc. – Stampin’ Dimensionals (104330), SNAIL Adhesive (104332), Paper Snips (103579)

Measurements:

  • Soft Suede:  5 ½” x 4 ¼”, scored at 4 ¼”;  4 ½” x 3 ¼”;  3 1/8” x 2 3/8”
  • Whisper White:  3” x 2 ¼”
  • DSP:  5 ¼” x 4”;  5 ¼” x 1”;  4 ¼” x 3”
  • Grapefruit Grove:  ½” x 4 ¼”

Instructions:

  1. Stamp the image of the person onto the whisper white cardstock using Grapefruit Grove ink.  Stamp a bit to the left of the cardstock.
  2. Stamp sentiment in the center, using Soft Suede Ink.
  3. Using Paper Snips, cut banner tails in both ends of Grapefruit Grove strip.
  4. Assemble the card as shown – adhering the DSP to the card base first.  Then assemble the smaller panel. Attach this to the card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals – placing the dimensionals only to the left side of the panel.

Just a quick reminder today, too! The awesome sign-up special ends tomorrow, as well as the Designer Series Paper Sale. Check them both out HERE.

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