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Posted on January 29, 2019

Money Saving Tip

Stamping/ Tuesday Tips

Hey Stampers! I'm here today to share a money saving tip. We ALL like to either save some cash OR put a little extra into our pockets, right?

Money Saving Tip

I bet that most of you own or have at least used the item in this picture. You know, the little guys that you can use to pop up embellishments on your cards and card layers? Yep, Stampin' Dimensionals.

How many of you just throw away the sheet once you've used all of the hexagons on the sheet?

Here's my tip: SAVE the outer edges and then trim up and you will get quite a few extra pieces to use! After I've used all my Dimensionals, I put the leftovers into a small baggie and keep right on my crafting table. They are at my fingertips when I need them and I've saved myself some money, too!

If you have a favorite money saving tip, please share it with all of us by leaving a comment on this post!

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Posted on November 21, 2018

Take 10% Off Almost Everything in the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog!

Announcements/ Stamping

That's right Stampers, you read that correctly! Starting On November 23 and continuing through November 28, you will be able to take 10% Off Almost Everything in the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog! That's like FREE SHIPPING! How awesome is that? Here are the details:

Online Extravaganza will run for six days. During this time, we’ll be throwing three, 48-hour sales featuring a selection of products from the 2018–2019 annual catalog—all at 10% off! Each 48-hour sale will feature two product categories (e.g., paper, stamps, ink, etc.). When one sale ends, the next sale begins; this cycle will continue until Online Extravaganza is over. By the end, nearly every item from the annual catalog will have been on sale!

November 23–24: PAPER & EMBELLISHMENTS

  • Bags
  • Brads and Buttons
  • Cards and Envelopes
  • Cardstock
  • Designer Series Paper
  • Embossing material
  • Glitter
  • Ribbons
  • Twine
  • Specialty Paper
  • Tags
  • Washi Tape

Ordering Deadlines: Online: November 24, 11:50 PM (MT)

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November 25–26: STAMPS & KITS

  • Stamp sets (clear-mount, wood-mount, and photopolymer)
  • Project kits
  • Card kits
  • Kit refills
  • Memories & More
  • Punch box kits

Ordering Deadlines: Online: November 26, 11:50 PM (MT)

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November 27–28: TOOLS & INK

  • Adhesives
  • Applicators
  • Cleaners
  • Cutting tools
  • Embossing folders
  • Framelits and thinlits
  • Ink Pads
  • Ink refills
  • Markers
  • Punches
  • Scoring Tools
  • Stamp blocks and cases

Ordering Deadlines: Online: November 28, 11:50 PM (MT)

A few “fine print” type details:

  • While discounts will be available for most items, some exclusions apply. These non-discounted items include—but are not limited to—the following products:
    • Host stamp sets
    • Paper Pumpkin (prepaids, monthly subscriptions, past kits/refills)
    • Big Shot
    • Stamparatus
  • Bundles will not receive additional discounts during this promotion.
  • Discounted pricing for items featured in this promotion will be available only during each allotted 48-hour sales period. (E.g., discounted cardstock will available only during Paper & Embellishments sale; discounted ink pads will be available only during Tools & Ink sale.) No exceptions.
I have a PDF for you of all excluded items if you'd like to view and/or download:
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Once the first sale period begins just after midnight on the morning of the 24th, if you would like to see the full selection of discounted items during each 48-hour sale, please visit my online store. Bookmark this link so you can easily find it during the sale: Anne's store

Each sale will be given its own category, which will contain all available discounted items for that particular 48-hour sale. Once you've compiled your list, the only thing left to do is shop!

Be sure to use hostess code WPE94BDD for your chance to win a brand new Stamparatus bag! Any order placed on or before November 30th at 11:00 PM CST qualifies! Winner will be drawn randomly from all who qualify and result will be announced on December 1.

Take 10% Off Almost Everything in the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog!

Before we all get busy gathering with family and friends, I wanted to wish you all a very happy and blessed Thanksgiving! Dave and I truly are thankful for your friendship and your loyalty to our business! Since we have a newborn in the family, we are traveling to her house AND I ordered our dinner. Why spend time in the kitchen when I can spend time holding my new grand cherub! Isn't she adorable?

Take 10% Off Almost Everything in the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog!

There was a LOT of info in this post so if you have any questions at all or need any help, please do give me a shout!

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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 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 11, 2018

Winter Woods Fall Thank You Card

Product Information/ Stamping

Hey Stampers! Thanks for popping in today. I have a Fall Thank You card using the Winter Woods stamp set found in our Holiday Catalog. My Tuesday post showed you a Halloween card using this same stamp set. If you missed that post, see it here.

Winter Woods Fall Thank You Card

This card looks totally different than my Halloween project. Versatility is one of the things I like best about Stampin' Up! products. Of course, I would love to own every single stamp set we sell, but that's just not possible. If you have limited funds as well, I hope you find my ideas helpful to get the most out of your stamp sets and other supplies!

Here are all the details for today's project:

Supplies:

  • Stamp Sets: *Winter Woods (147661), Rooted In Nature (146482)
  • Card Stock: Whisper White (100730), Pumpkin Pie (105117), Early Espresso
  • Stamp Pads: Pear Pizzazz (147104), Early Espresso (147114), Pumpkin Pie (147086), Cajun Craze (147085), Blackberry Bliss (147092), Mango Melody (147093)
  • Misc: Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Sponge Daubers (133773), 2 1/4” Circle Punch (143720), Stamping Sponge (141337),*Shimmer Paint Frost White (147046), Neutrals Stampin’ Write Markers (147158), Stampin’ Spritzers (126185) NON STAMPIN’ UP: Rubbing Alcohol

*These items can be found in the 2018 Holiday Catalog

Measurements:

  • Pumpkin Pie Card Stock: 5 1/2” x 8 1/2” scored and folded at 4 1/4”
  • Whisper White Card Stock: 4” x 5 1/4” (2 pieces) plus small scrap 1/2” x 5 for banner
  • Early Espresso Card Stock: 4 1/8” x 5 3/8”

Instructions:

  • Score and fold the Pumpkin Pie base at 4 1/4″; attach the Early Espresso panel to the card base.
  • Punch one piece of Whisper White Card Stock with the 2 1/4” Circle Punch slightly to the right and inserted all the way. Lay the punched panel over the remaining Whisper White panel and sponge with Pumpkin Pie ink to create the large sun.
  • Ink the Tree Stand with Mango Melody ink; then remove the ink from the tree trunks with a tissue and color the trunks with the Early Espresso marker.
  • With Sponge Daubers, randomly Cajun Craze and Blackberry Bliss to the tree stand to create “Fall” leaves.
  • “Breathe” on the stamp as needed to add moisture and then stamp on the Whisper White Panel.
  • Add grass with the Pear Pizzazz ink.
  • Stamp the sentiment on the small piece of Whisper White and snip to create a banner on each end. Add to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

If you would like to add the the Winter Woods Stamp Set to your collection, or need any other Stampin' Up! products, I'd love to have you shop with me at my online store.

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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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Posted on July 18, 2018

Green With Envy – Shaded Spruce

Customer Q & A/ Stamping

Hey Stampers! I have to confess; I'm not all here today. Only ONE more sleep and we'll be off on our Alaskan Adventure. I think Stamp Slave Dave just might be more excited than I am and that's pretty excited! 🙂 Before leaving, I wanted to share one more “green” post today, Green With Envy – Shaded Spruce. This new color joined the Regals family with our recent color revamp, joining old favorites Old Olive and Garden Green. The vellum piece over the Tropical Escape Designer Series Paper adds just a little sumthin' sumthin' to this card. Sometimes just a subtle addition is better than over the top embellishments.

Green With Envy - Shaded Spruce

If you've missed seeing all the details for the recent color revamp, I've provided a printable PDF for your reference.

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Here are all the details for today's project.

SUPPLIES:

  • Stamp Sets: Varied Vases  – Item # 146644
  • Cardstock – Whisper White – #100730, Shaded Spruce #146981, Tropical Escape DSP # 146916, Vellum – #101856
  • Inks – Blushing Bride #147100, Shaded Spruce #147088
  • Miscellaneous: Whisper White Sheer Ribbon #144172, Vases Builder Punch #147040, Classic Label Punch #141491, Clear Block E #118484, Snail Adhesive #104332, Glue Dots #103683, Stampin’ Dimensionals #104430

MEASUREMENTS:

  •             Whisper White CS – 5 ½” x 8 ½”, 1” x 3”, small scrap
  •             DSP – 4” x 5 ¼ “
  •             Vellum – 2 ½ “ x 4”
  •             Shaded Spruce – 1 ¾ “ x 3”
  •             Whisper White 1 ½ “ x 2 ¾ “

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Fold 5 ½” x 8 ½” piece of Whisper White cardstock and crease.
  2. Using 1 ½ x 2 ¾ piece of white, stamp stems in shaded spruce and the fill in with blushing bride. Punch vase from DSP with builder punch. Stamp “birthday wishes” in shaded spruce ink on white scrap. Punch with classic label punch.
  3. Attach DSP panel to white card base.
  4. Attach vellum piece. (apply adhesive in center only as this will hide it)
  5. Attach white stamped piece to shaded spruce piece. Attach vase to flowers with dimensional.
  6. Attach stamped flower panel with dimensionals.
  7. Attach ribbon with glue dot.
  8. Attach “birthday wishes” with dimensionals.

If you missed yesterday's “green with envy” project, click here to see it.

Any questions on the color revamp? Please reach out; I'd love to help! Next post should be from Alaska, internet connection willing! 🙂

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Posted on July 17, 2018

Green With Envy – Mossy Meadow Round Two!

Stamping/ Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

Hey Stampers! Today's project is a “Christmas in July” sample. I told you Mossy Meadow is one of my favorite new Stampin' Up! green colors so today I have Green With Envy – Mossy Meadow Round Two! As shown in today's project, when you “off stamp” you get a different shade of the original color.

Green With Envy - Mossy Meadow Round Two!

This technique really adds dimension to the card. Try this with different ink colors and you'll be amazed at the versatility of the results. It's like having three ink pads in one!

Here are the supplies, cutting dimensions and instructions.

Supplies:

  • Stamp SetsSnowflake Sentiments (144820); Lovely As A Tree (127793)
  • Card Stock – Very Vanilla Cardstock (101650); Early Espresso Cardstock (119686)
  • Stamp Pads – Mossy Meadow Ink (147111); Balmy Blue Ink (147105); Early Espresso Ink (147114)
  • Misc. –Snail Adhesive (104332); Wink of Stella Glitter Brush (141897); Sponge Dauber (133773)

Measurements:

  • Card Stock 1:      8.5” x 5.5”                              Card Base
  • Card Stock 2:     4” x 5.25”                               Very Vanilla Card Front

Instructions:

  1. Fold the Early Espresso card stock in half creating your card base.
  2. Stamp the tree on your Very Vanilla card front so that the trees closest to you are stamped in full strength after inking and the trees further away are stamped again without reinking your stamp.
  3. Then using your sponge dauber and Balmy Blue ink, very lightly ink the top ¾ of card front, creating a sky effect.
  4. Then using your Wink of Stella brush, add glitter to the fully stamped trees to give the effect of glistening snow or ice. Also dab the brush randomly in the sky for snow flakes and sweep across the ground for snow.
  5. After the glitter has had a few moments to dry, stamp your sentiment in the top corner.
  6. Finally, adhere your card front to your card base. 

If you missed yesterday's project, you can see it here.

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Posted on July 9, 2018

Animal Outing Sample – Cuteness Overload!

Announcements/ Paper crafting/ Stamping

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 22, 2018

Today’s Color Combo is Lovely Lipstick and Basic Black

Paper crafting/ Stamping

Happy Friday Stampers! Hope everyone had a great week and are looking forward to some fun weekend days! I know I sure am. I am lucky to be able to wear jeans to work, and I am a little or no makeup kind of a girl. But, I sure do love one of the new Stampin' Up! Colors, Lovely Lipstick. I wonder if I could use a q-tip and reinker and USE it for lipstick…NOT! Anyhoo, today's color combo is Lovely Lipstick and Basic Black. For some reason, I've always thought pinks and blues look fabulous on cards with just a pop of black!

Today's Color Combo is Lovely Lipstick and Basic Black

I think this weekend I'll make up a few sets of this card in different colors. Put 6 with matching envelopes into a clear acetate box, tie up with some ribbon, and you've got a great gift! Instructions below in case you'd like to make some, too!

Supplies:

  • Stamp SetsVaried Vases Stamp Set (146644)
  • Card Stock (CS) – Whisper White Cardstock (140272); Basic Black Card Stock (121045); Lovely Lipstick Card stock (146970)
  • Stamp Pads – Tuxedo Black Memento Ink (132708)
  • Misc. – 2018-2020 In Colors Designer Series Paper (DSP) (146963); Vases Builder Punch (147040); Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies (145372); Lovely Lipstick 1/8” Grosgrain Ribbon (146952); Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755); Tear & Tape (138995); Paper Snips (103579)

Measurements:

  • Whisper White Thick Card Stock:       8 1/2” x 5 1/2”, scored at 2 1/8” and 6 3/8”
  • Whisper White Thick Card Stock:       2 1/8” x 1 1/2” (2 pieces)
  • Whisper White Thick Card Stock:       scrap for sentiment
  • Basic Black Card Stock:                         scrap for die cut oval
  • Lovely Lipstick Card stock:                   scrap for flowers
  • DSP:                                                           1 7/8” x 5 1/4”
  • DSP:                                                           scrap for two vases

Instructions:

  1. Fold the card base along the score lines and burnish with a Bone Folder.
  2. Glue the two DSP pieces onto the two front card base panels.
  3. Adhere a piece of ribbon to each of the two 2 1/8” x 1 1/2” pieces of Whisper White CS, and wrap it around to the back, using Tear & Tape. (I like to fold the tape in half, or twirl it into a string, for something skinny like this ribbon.)
  4. Tie a small piece of ribbon in a bow around the ribbon on one of the Whisper White CS pieces.
  5. Glue the two pieces of Whisper White CS over the two DSP layers.
  6. Cut an oval from the scrap of Basic Black CS using the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.
  7. Cut two vases from the scrap of DSP using the Vase Builder Punch.
  8. Stamp the sentiment in black ink onto the scrap of Whisper White CS, then cut it using Paper Snips.
  9. Stamp 3 small flowers in black ink onto the scrap of Lovely Lipstick CS, then cut them out using Paper Snips.
  10. Glue the vases, flowers, and sentiment onto the Basic Black CS oval.
  11. Glue the left half of the oval onto the left front panel of the card base.

 

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Posted on June 15, 2018

Cruising and Crafting Girls, INK Style!

Announcements/ Classes / Events/ Stamping

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 14, 2018

Inside Look at Stampin’ Up! DSP Creation

Customer Q & A/ Stamping/ Videos

Hey Stampers! If you've been around Stampin' Up! for any time at all, you know we have some of the most beautiful patterned paper; otherwise known as Designer Series Paper. I truly think the paper in our 2018-2019 catalog is the best we've ever produced. One of my favorites is Petal Promenade.  Did you ever wonder how the designers come up with their paper ideas? Today I wanted to give you an inside look at Stampin' Up! DSP Creation; it is really an interesting process!

The photographs in our Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper are more than just a “look”—real flowers were used! Talented Product Designer and Specialist, Kaitlyn Zumbach, used floral arrangements with technology to design this paper. You’ll be blown away be the entire process!

Pretty cool, huh?!

Here's a project idea with one of the sheets in the pack. Each sheet is double-sided and you get 2 of each one!

Project instructions follow after picture; enjoy!

https://youtu.be/zb6pF-RCs2Y

Supplies:

  • Card Stock – Fresh Fig (144242) Shimmery White (101910)
  • Stamp Pads
  • Misc. – Layering Circles Framelits (141705) Petal Promenade Designer Paper (146913) Rose Glimmer Paper (146959) Fresh Fig Mini Ruffled ribbon (146945) Thank You Thinlits (146832)

Measurements:

  • Fresh Fig  cardstock                       8 ½” x 5 ½:
  • Shimmery White cardstock             4” x 5 ¼”
  • Shimmery White cardstock             3 ½” x 5”
  • Shimmery White cardstock             3 ¼ x 3 ¼
  • Fresh Fig cardstock                        3 ¼ x 3 ¼
  • Designer paper strips                      1” x 4 ¾”
  • Rose Glimmer paper                       3” x 3 ½”

Instructions:

  1. Score and fold the ½ sheet of Fresh Fig cardstock – set aside
  2. Adhere 3 1” strips of Petal Promenade designer paper the 3 ½ x 5” piece of shimmery white cardstock
  3. Wrap a length of Fresh fig mini ruffled ribbon around layered cardstock from step 2 – tie off with know or bow
  4. Adhere layered piece to front of folded Fresh Fig cardstock
  5. Die cut circle from the 3 ¼ x 3 ¼ piece of Shimmery White cardstock
  6. Die cut scalloped circle from 3 ¼” x 3 ¼” piece of Fresh Fig cardstock
  7. Die cut Thank you thinlit from piece of Rose glimmer paper
  8. Adhere Rose thank you to Whisper White circle
  9. Adhere whisper white circle to Fresh Fig scalloped circle
  10. Adhere layered circle greeting to front of card (I used dimensionals to pop it up over the ribbon)
  11. Add 4” piece of Shimmery White cardstock to inside of card

Need any of these products? Just “click on a pic” below!

 

 

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Posted on June 7, 2018

Which is YOUR Favorite New In Color from Stampin’ Up!?

Paper crafting/ Product Information/ Stamping

Hey Stampers! I'm taking a poll today. Which is YOUR Favorite New In Color from Stampin' Up!?

Which is YOUR Favorite New In Color from Stampin' Up!?

Mine is definitely Grapefruit Grove!

Which is YOUR Favorite New In Color from Stampin' Up!?

All of the colors are bold and bright but Grapefruit Grove totally has me over the moon! Hmmm…do you think it could be that it reminds me of a Dreamsickle Bar??? I loved eating those as a kid and still buy them from time to time.

Leave a comment here at the end of this post or email me with your favorite new In Color and tell me why you love it! It will be interesting to see which is the favorite.

Today's share is a simple project using each one of the new colors…enjoy! Instructions follow at the end of the post.

Which is YOUR Favorite New In Color from Stampin' Up!?

Supplies:

  • Stamp SetsSwirly Frames (146519); Love What You Do (148042)
  • Card Stock – Thick Whisper White Card Stock (140272); Whisper White Card Stock (100730); Basic Black Card Stock (121045)
  • Stamp Pads – 2018-2020 In Color Classic Ink Pads (147153); Memento Ink (132708)
  • Misc. – Pretty Label Punch (143715); 1-3/4” Circle Punch (119850); Paper Piercing Tool (126189); Stampin’ Pierce Mat (126199); Nature’s Twine (146352); Metallics Sequin Assortment (144214); Dimensionals (104430); Mini Glue Dots (103683)

Measurements:

  • Thick Whisper White:    8 1/2” x 5 1/2” scored at 4-1/4”
  • Whisper White:                scrap for pretty label punch
  • Basic Black:                       scrap for 1-3/4” circle

Instructions:

  1. Stamp the smallest circle frame once in each of the 5 in colors on the card base.
  2. Stamp ‘thank you’ from the Love What You Do stamp set onto the scrap of white cardstock using memento ink.
  3. Punch out using the pretty label punch.
  4. Using the Stampin’ Pierce Mat and Paper Piercing Tool, poke holes along the upper and lower rounded parts of the punch shape.
  5. Add pierced shape to a 1-3/4” basic black circle.
  6. Add this to the card base using dimensionals.
  7. Cut a 6” piece of the Grapefruit Grove twine and separate the threads. Layer together 4 threads and tie a bow.
  8. Add the bow to the corner of the greeting using a mini glue dot.
  9. Add 3 black sequins to the card front.

If you want to purchase any of these yummy new colors, you can get them all at my online store.

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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

Announcements/ Paper crafting/ Stamping

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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