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Posted on July 5, 2019

The Day is FINALLY here!

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Stamp Slave Dave and I are heading to Rome and on Sunday we'll be boarding this ship for our Greek Isles cruise! This is the 2019 Stampin” Up! Incentive trip and there's less than 500 demonstrators globally who earn this trip so we are very excited!

We are feeling extra blessed since, as of a couple of weeks ago, we weren't sure we'd be able to go. I was returning from a family trip to Seattle and had a stress-related cardiac event on the plane. Without going into too many pesky details, suffice it to say I was a very sick lady! BUT, after 6 days in ICU I am totally back to normal…praise the Lord!  My doctor has given the green light, so off we go!

(For those of you who might want to research this a bit, look up “broken heart syndrome“.)

If our wifi connections on board the ship are good, I hope to post while we're away. Be sure you follow me on Facebook, too!

There are some great Stampin' Up! specials right now, including Bonus Days AND extra perks for joining SU.

Check them out HERE. You can also shop my store, including clearance rack items. An added incentive, any order of $50 or more (merchandise before tax and shipping) placed at my store between today and July 20th USING HOSTESS CODE WZZ6KP4T will earn a special gift from me to be sent directly to you by the end of the month! Just a little extra “happy” from me while we are on our trip!

 

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Posted on May 28, 2019

Magnificent Magnolias Facebook LIVE Class

Classes / Events/ Facebook LIVE/ Online Classes

Hello Stampers! I am excited to announce my newest Facebook LIVE Class, Magnificent Magnolias, coming on June 25, 2019!In my class I'll be teaching you three projects with two fancy folds. The first fold you'll be learning is the “arrow” fold, as shown below.  These cards use the NEW Garden Lane and Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper, coming on June 4 with the debut of Stampin' Up!'s 2019-202 Annual Catalog.

Magnificent Magnolias Facebook LIVE Class

The second fold I'll be teaching is the popular “buckle” fold.

In the third project I'll show you some coloring techniques using our Stampin' Blends alcohol markers.

To find out more about this class and get in on the early bird price, click HERE.

 

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Posted on May 24, 2019

Do You Need an Easy Gift Idea?

Classes / Events/ Facebook LIVE/ Paper crafting/ Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

Happy Friday Stampers! Those of you moms, students, and just busy peeps,  I have an easy gift idea to share with you today! This card folder which holds six cards with envelopes,  can be made with minimal supplies. To save time since you would have all your supplies out, you could even make several at one time to have on hand. I can't think of anyone who wouldn't need a set of cards organized in a cute folder! Heck, why not make a couple for yourself and put birthday cards in one, sympathy in another, Thinking of You, and so on!

I purposely designed this to be a simple project. Now, if you are the Glitter Queen or lover of any embellishment, you can certainly “glam” it up!

Do You Need an Easy Gift Idea?

For my supplies I used:

1 sheet of Designer Series Paper (I used our new Garden Lane DSP coming June 4 in our Annual Catalog)
6 sheets of neutral CS, I prefer using Whisper White or Very Vanilla THICK CS – depending upon which is in your DSP
3-4 sheets of coordinating, colored CS, depending upon how many layers you want (for my project I used Mint Macaron, Garden Green, and Mossy Meadow)

I did this class in a Facebook Live video and you can watch it below. In addition to showing you how to make the folder and cards, I also share a few extra tips that I think will help you in your papercrafting:

easily cut your layers AND mount to your card base straight every time
save time mounting your cling stamp sets
stamp your sentiments perfectly straight every time.

Posted by Anne Brown – The Stamp Maven on Thursday, May 23, 2019

If you have any questions, please do give me a shout!

I'm also sharing the links to other blog posts that might be of interest!

2019-2020 New Catalog Paper and Ribbon Shares

Everything is Rosy Product Medley

Last, but not least, if you are interested in Stampin' Up! Products and don't currently have a demonstrator, I'd love to get you a catalog; email me and we'll take care of you!

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Posted on January 8, 2019

Are You Ready For Your Valentines to “Rock It” This Year?

Classes / Events/ Facebook LIVE/ Online Classes

Hey Stampers! If you're ready to “kick it up a notch” as Food Channel guru Emeril says, and take your Valentine cardmaking to the next level, I'm here today with the solution: my “To You With Love” Facebook LIVE class.

Are You Ready For Your Valentines to "Rock It" This Year?

In my class, I'll teach you how to make these 4 cards. I'll also teach you a little treat holder that will be your answer whether you have 3 or 30 to make this year!

For all the details, AND to register at the special, early bird price, click HERE.

PS: each card shown here, as well as all the tips I teach you in class, can be used for any occasion where an expression of love is needed; not just for Valentine's Day!

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Posted on November 26, 2018

Free PDF Tutorial and Class Registration Info

Classes / Events/ Facebook LIVE/ Holidays / Special Days

Hey Stampers! Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and had plenty of good food and family fun! Our newest grandchild was the hit of the day. Needless to say she was in my arms most of the day! 🙂

Free PDF Tutorial and Class Registration Info

 

Today's free PDF Tutorial is a stunning, yet simple scrapbook page. Your favorite family photo from this year's gathering will look beautiful on this page!

Free PDF Tutorial and Class Registration Info

Supplies:

  • Stamps – Snow is Glistening (149742)
  • Card Stock – Whisper White (124302), Silver Foil ((132178), Velvet (149619)

 

  • Misc. Big Shot (143263), Snowfall Thinlits (149692), Snail (104332), Glue Dots (103683), Snowflake Trinkets (149620), Adhesive Sheets (144106)
  • Measurements:
  • Card Stock 1: Whisper White 12 x 12, 2 x 12
  • Card Stock 2: Silver Foil (2) ½ x 12, scraps
  • Card Stock 3: White Velvet scrap

 

Instructions:

  1. Emboss 2 x 12 Whisper white using Snowfall Thinlits and the Big Shot and the embossing mats.
  2. Cut all snowflakes except the largest one using Snowfall Thinlits and the Big Shot.
  3. Adhere ½” x 12” strips of Silver Foil to embossed Whisper white on both sides and adhere to left side of Scrapbook Page.
  4. Adhere Snowflakes as desired using Glue Dots.
  5. Adhere two Snowflake Trinkets using a Glue Dot.
  6. Adhere adhesive sheet to Silver Foil Scrap and then Cut Merry Christmas using Merry Christmas to all Framelits and the Big Shot. Adhere to page.

Just a quick reminder before you go, there's still time to get the Early Bird price for my upcoming Gift Card Holder Bonanza Class. I'd love for you to join me! I'll be sharing several ideas that will help take the stress out of your holiday gift giving this year!

Free PDF Tutorial and Class Registration Info

CLICK HERE to register and feel free to email me with any questions!

 

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Posted on October 15, 2018

It Was A Gullywasher….BUT They Still Came!

Classes / Events/ Stamping

Hey Stampers! Hope you all had a fabulous weekend. Let me tell you about mine! It was a gullywasher…but they still came! Who you might ask? Why, my loyal customers and friends.

It Was A Gullywasher….BUT They Still Came!

The rain could not keep my stampers away; some of the groups drove over an hour to get to my Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog Open house.  The event was free, and the first 25 who RSVP'd got a free gift. I had 6 projects, a few snacks and samples galore. There was an extra project for those who decided to place an order, and let me tell you, almost everyone did! 🙂

The projects used new products from the current holiday catalog and I set things up in stations around the room. Here are two of the projects:

It Was A Gullywasher….BUT They Still Came!

Moral of the story? Neither snow, nor sleet, nor hail, nor a good ‘ol gullywasher can keep us away from a day of stamping! 🙂

If you live in the Dallas metroplex area, be sure you're on my email newsletter list (fill in your name and email at the top of this post). I definitely want to invite you to my next event!

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Posted on October 4, 2018

Never Ending Card Online Class Early Bird Registration Has Begun!

Announcements/ Classes / Events/ Facebook LIVE/ Online Classes

Hey Stampers! I have a big announcement today! Early Bird Registration for my Never Ending Card Online Class has begun! In this class I will show you several ways to make this popular card. It is SO versatile and if you're looking for a WOW Christmas card, this is it! I did a quick Facebook LIVE video on Worlds Cardmaking Day and you can watch it below.

Posted by Anne Brown – The Stamp Maven on Monday, October 1, 2018

My classes are SO much fun and the best part? Once you purchase the class, it is yours forever, even if you can't join the “live” broadcast.

Check out all the details and please do give me a shout if you have any questions! See you in class! 🙂

 

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Posted on September 27, 2018

A Few Stampin’ Up! Reminders and NEW Samples!

Classes / Events/ Holidays / Special Days

Hey Stampers! I'm in New Orleans, gathering with a few other Stampin' Up! leaders at a “Mastermind” with our business coach. This is third event of this type that Dave and I have attended and we always come away with great ideas and positive input to start our new Stampin' Up! year. As our month comes to a close, there are a few things that I wanted to make sure you remember:

  • If you earned any “Bonus Days” coupons in August, you only have until September 30 to redeem them. You should have received an email from Stampin' Up! with a code (it is lengthy AND be sure to use any dashes in the code when ordering). If you know you earned a code but can't find it, please reach out to me so we can get it taken care of before September ends!
  • The “Dashing Along” promotion also ends on September 30th. Our hostess reward program is awesome but the free Designer Series Paper makes it EVEN BETTER!
  • If you live in the Dallas, TX area or will be here visiting on October 13th, I'd like to invite you to my Holiday Catalog Open House! This is a free event where you get to come and make projects using new catalog projects, see lots of samples and hang out with crafty friends! It will be held at the Sachse Public Library in Sachse, TX. Give me a shout and I'll be happy to get you all the details! Below are just a couple of samples featuring products we'll be using!

A Few Stampin' Up! Reminders and NEW Samples!

A Few Stampin' Up! Reminders and NEW Samples!

I'm here to help, so if there's anything I can do for you, please ask! 🙂

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Posted on September 14, 2018

Want to WOW Your Family and Friends?

Classes / Events/ Facebook LIVE

Happy Friday Stampers!  I've been busy working on some new classes for the upcoming holiday season. We all want to send out the “perfect” card, right?! Well, if you want to WOW your family and friends with your Christmas card this year, I have the perfect solution for you…ME! My “Twist & Fold” Christmas Card class will teach you, step by step, how to make this card:

Want to WOW Your Family and Friends?Want to WOW Your Family and Friends?

The inside of this card “moves” and the mechanism is easier than you think! Once you know how to make this, you'll be making this card for all types of occasions. Here's a baby one I did last night:

Want to WOW Your Family and Friends?

I'll be doing my class tomorrow, Wednesday, September 19, at 7:00 PM CST, LIVE on Facebook. The cool thing is, even if you have other plans for that night, you'll have lifetime access to the video recording and can watch whenever! Once you register, you'll be given access to the secret class group and will have additional file resources available to you. Early Bird pricing of $15  ($10 off regular price) is available until class starts on Wednesday.

I'll have additional samples to show you and lots of tips and techniques to share with you. I hope you'll join me! Click HERE to find out all the info and/or to register.

I'm praying for all my stamping friends in the Carolinas and nearby as you are still drying out from the flooding. One of my best friends just moved to South Carolina a few days before the hurricane hit so she had to go back up to Maryland from where she had just left. Thankfully, her daughter lives there so she had a friendly, comfy place to stay!

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Posted on August 9, 2018

Join me tonight at 7:00 PM CST on Facebook LIVE!

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Hey Stampers! I hope you'll be able to join me tonight at 7:00 PM CST on Facebook LIVE! Why? It's Thursday so I thought a fun “Technique Thursday” would be in order! Several of you have been asking to learn (or re-learn) some new ways to make your handmade cards stand out! Tonight I'll be teaching the “spotlighting” technique, shown below.

Join me tonight at 7:00 PM CST on Facebook LIVE!

Our swap challenge this month was to make a tag using this technique. There is more than one way to do this and I'll be sharing a couple of ways tonight AND I'll be making this card. I colored my flowers using our new Stampin' Blends so I'll be giving you some tips for using this fabulous coloring tool as well.

Come and join the fun! Right here at 7:00 PM CST. (use link or sign into Facebook at 7:00 and search “stampmaven”).

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Posted on July 12, 2018

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

Announcements/ Classes / Events/ Join My Team/ Paper crafting

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 June 27, 2018

What’s Inside My Mystery Boxes?

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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 4, 2018

Memories Then and Now; In the Blink of an Eye!

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Memories Then and Now; In the Blink of an Eye!  This is going to be a bit of a nostalgic week for me! Our oldest grandcherub graduates from high school this Saturday! Where has the time gone?  Anyone else taking trips down memory lane with graduates?

Memories Then and Now; In the Blink of an Eye!Memories Then and Now; In the Blink of an Eye!

This kid and I used to put on our yellow raincoats to go outside and splash in puddles. Now he'll be putting on a cap and gown to march across the stage to collect his diploma! His “Poppa” and I are proud of the young man he has become and are looking forward to the path God has for him.

Of course I had to make his graduation card! I made a few extra, too since I have a lot of friends whose kiddos are also making the “graduation march”!

Memories Then and Now; In the Blink of an Eye!

The backgrounds for all these cards were done with Brusho Color Crystals. This is such a fun and easy product to use. I taught an online class in which I stepped through several projects and gave lots of tips and techniques. If you missed the live class,  you can still purchase the recording.

My next online class, coming up on June 20th, will feature 2 “fancy fold” cards; you'll also learn to make gift bags that require no measuring or cutting!

Memories Then and Now; In the Blink of an Eye!

Get all the details here!

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Posted on May 3, 2018

Did You Join my Facebook Online Class Last Night?

Classes / Events/ Facebook LIVE/ Online Classes

Hey Stampers! Quick post today: Did You Join my Facebook Online Class Last Night? I hope so! I did a presentation teaching how to make a shutter card using the gorgeous new Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper in the Gotta Have It All Bundle that was made available this week! If you missed my earlier post about all the bundles and what's in them, check it out here. These bundles, including the NEW In Color Collection at a 10% savings, are available only through May 31!

If you missed my presentation, I invite you to watch the video and maybe even get out your supplies and make one as I teach!

Posted by Anne Brown – The Stamp Maven on Wednesday, May 2, 2018

I've also included a short PDF tutorial with instructions and measurements.

Shutter Card

Thanks to my friend Charlotte for teaching this to us on our crafting retreat!

 

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