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Posted on August 9, 2018

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

Classes / Events/ Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

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 June 4, 2018

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

Classes / Events/ Facebook LIVE/ Online Classes/ Videos

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?

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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 April 26, 2018

Why Do We Send Greeting Cards?

Classes / Events/ Join My Team/ Paper crafting

Hey Stampers! It is FRIIIDAAY for me! I'm heading off to a stamping retreat with some of my downline and customers. My friend Irene organizes this retreat a few times a year. I so look forward to it; I get lots of things on my crafting “to do” list accomplished at these weekends. I have lots of new products to play with and will be creating my May events projects. I have lots of fun things coming up so, if you don't receive my email newsletter, you'll definitely want to sign up (just put your name and email above)! You'll get a free gift immediately and also I'll send you a video series that you'll enjoy.

Have you ever thought about why we send out greeting cards to our family and friends; how did this tradition start in the first place? I did some research that I wanted to share with you today.

The History of Greeting Cards
(from the Postcard and Greeting Card Museum – www.emotionscards.com)

Sending greeting cards to friends and family is a tradition that goes back about 200 years. They were mostly sent by the elite and wealthy in the early to mid 1800's. Most of the early greeting cards were hand delivered and many were quite expensive, but they soon gained mass popularity with the introduction of the world's first postage stamp issued in 1840 and a few ambitious printer's and manufacturer's perfecting printing methods, hiring artists and designed both elaborate expensive cards as well as simple affordable ones by the 1850's.

As you visit our galleries you will see that cards of the past were fine pieces of art. Manufacturer's used quality artists and many of the large manufacturer's held “art” competitions to generate interest and to get new ideas for cards. Some of these competitions awarded as much as $1,000.00 to the winner!

The oldest known greeting card in existence is a Valentine made in the 1400's and is in the British Museum. New Year's cards can be dated back to this period as well, but the New Year greeting didn't gain popularity until the late 1700's. The Valentine and Christmas Card were the most popular cards, with Valentine's offering us the most “mechanical”, “pop-up” and filigree cards, followed by Christmas, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Halloween and Thanksgiving. Cards gained their highest popularity in the late 1800's and early 1900's offering us cards with some of the most unusual art. The Victorian age give us the most prolific cards.

Valentine greetings were popular as far back as the Middle Ages, when lovers said or sang their Valentines. Written Valentines began to appear after 1400. Paper Valentines were exchanged in Europe where they were given in place of Valentine gifts. Handmade paper Valentines were especially popular in England. In the mid to early 1800's, Valentines began to be assembled in factories. Early manufactured Valentines were black and white pictures painted by workers in a factory. Esther Howland (see below) known as the Mother of the Valentine made fancy Valentines with real lace, ribbons and colorful pictures known as “scrap”. She introduced the Paper Lace Valentine in the mid 1800's. By the end of the 1800's, Valentines were being made entirely by machine.

Christmas cards were introduced and popularized by John Calcott Horsley, the artist of what is known as the world's first Christmas Card and Louis Prang, known as the Father of the American Christmas Card.

The rest is History. With the exchange of New Year's, Valentine's, Easter, St. Patrick's Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and Birthday Cards, just to name a few, there is probably no occasion that doesn't have its own greeting card!

Kind of interesting, ‘eh?

There are lots of amazing new products coming in the 2018-2019 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog; they'll make creating your own handmade greeting cards fun and easy! The samples below are made with exclusive bundles that customers can pre-order in May:

Customer Pre-order Bundles

Why Do We Send Greeting Cards?

Oh, one more thing. If you have any interest in saving money, you can get one of the bundles as part of a Stampin' Up! Starter Kit.  You can choose any products up to $125 and pay only $99 plus NO SHIPPING! Whether you are looking for a  business or just want to save money on your favorite products, this might be a great option for you!

HAVE a great weekend and be sure to check out retreat happenings with me on Facebook. I'll be posting LIVE throughout the weekend!

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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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Posted on November 8, 2017

Ladies Night Out Fall Workshop

Classes / Events/ Online Classes

Hey stampers! Today I wanted to give you a peek inside my recent Ladies Night Out Fall Workshop. These events provide fun, make and take projects,, fellowship and, of course, plenty of food! This one was hosted by one of my longtime customers. She likes to get her friends together once a quarter so I can show them all the latest Stampin' Up! products and techniques.

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Doesn't this look like so much fun?!!

Another way you can stamp with me in a fun way is to take one of my Facebook LIVE classes! You can join me as I am teaching, or watch anytime at your convenience. Once you purchase the class, you have lifetime access! My latest class, Christmas Quilt Cards, will teach you three different cards using this fantastic new bundle. Here are the projects I will teach:

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See more info about my Facebook LIVE event and register HERE.

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