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Posted on January 24, 2019

Stampin’ UP! Product UPDATE!

Paper crafting

Hello Stampers! I'm here today to give you some important Stampin’ UP! product information!

Stampin' UP! Products at sold out or nearing sold-out status!

Due to popularity here is updated info on the availability of the following items:

Stampin' UP! Product UPDATE!

1. Butterfly Duet Punch #148523: Selling out FAST! Available only until 10am MT Friday, Jan. 25. The item code will be turned off after that and hopefully available again soon, but no date yet. Order the Punch HERE, or the Butterfly Gala stamp set & Punch Bundle HERE.

2. Cake Builder Punch #148525: Temporarily sold out. If this is on your wish list,ou can add it to your order”HERE (or the bundle HERE) and it will ask you if you want an email when it is back in stock.

3. Organdy Ribbon Combo pack #149623: Temporarily sold out. Should be available again in March.

I always try to keep you  in the loop on the latest and greatest from Stampin' Up!

I also wanted to share a fun project today that uses the Butterfly Gala suite of products; enjoy!

Stampin' UP! Product UPDATE!

Supplies:

  • Butterfly Gala Stamp Set
  • Cardstock – Whisper White, Basic Black
  • Paper: Botanical Butterfly DSP
  • Inks – Memento Black
  • Tools, etc. Butterfly Duet Punch, Gingham Gala Sequins, Snail Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Measurements

  •             Basic Black Card Base – 5 ½ x 8 ½
  •             Basic Black 2 ½ x 3 7/8, 2 ¾ x 3 ½
  •             Whisper White – 4 x 5 ¼ (2 of these), 2 ½ x 3 ¼
  •             DSP – 2 ¼ x 3 5/8

Instructions

  1. Fold 5 ½” x 8 ½” piece of basic black and crease.
  2. Attach DSP piece to 2 ½ x 3 7/8  black panel.
  3. Stamp image on lower corner of 2 ½ x 3 1/4 white panel.
  4. Attach to 2 ¾ x 3 ½ black panel. Attach to white panel with dimensionals.
  5. Punch out butterflies from DSP paper.
  6. Attach butterflies to white panel.
  7. Stamp antenna on butterflies.
  8. Attach panel to basic black card base.
  9. Attach sequins.

 

 

 

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Posted on December 5, 2018

Year-End Closeout and Last Chance Retiring Products

Announcements/ Holidays / Special Days

Today's the day!

Year-End Closeout and Last Chance Retiring Products

Today begins the shopping period for some retiring holiday products, some of which have been discounted! Have you heard the expression “the early bird gets the worm”? Well, in this case if you've waited to purchase some of your holiday favorites, you might just score a discount!

Here is the list of all the holiday items retiring, as well as the available discounts.

Last Chance Items

Shop now before your favorites run out; all items are while supplies last! Happy shopping!

P.S. Why not print out and mark this list for “Santa” and send him right to my online store! You'll be assured of getting exactly what you want for Christmas this year! 🙂

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Posted on October 29, 2018

Where Have YOU found Glitter?

Contests/ Mojo Monday

Hey stampers! It's such a warm, sunny day here in north Texas and we are LOVING the change! It was cold and rainy last week so having a bright, yellow orb in the sky sure lifts our spirits. Even my first graders at church seemed to be in happier moods!

I have a question for you today…where have you found Where Have YOU Found Glitter??

 

OK, I don't mean in a “normal” place, but in or on what unusual place have you found glitter? I'd love you to leave a comment on the bottom of today's post.

I posed this question to my newsletter subscribers and gave them an opportunity to win a signed copy of Laura Child‘s new scrapbooking mystery, Glitter Bomb. The results were simply hilarious and I wanted to share some of the funnier ones with you today.

  • Inside my pantyhose- around the thigh area ..I was a chaperone at a high school dance.
  • Once found glitter on the bathroom floor of a craft store. (It was hanging out with the Easter grass!)
  • When we were cleaning out my Mom's house, I found all kinds of glitter spread in the drawer of her glitter. When I asked her about it, she indicated that she had spilled a small packet of it years prior and just left it there so when she picked something out of the drawer, she would be reminded of that time.
  • On the dog's nose.
  • The strangest place I have found glitter was in my contact lens case and I was nowhere near glitter. Mystery.
  • My strangest place would have to be on my tongue. Lol And no I don’t eat glitter, haha but probably ate something and not realizing I had glitter on my fingers.
  • My center desk drawer at work!!!!
  • I found glitter once between my baby sons toes.
  • I would say the strangest place I’ve found glitter would be on my cat’s tail!
  • I found glitter in the church pew .
  • Unfortunately on the end of my nose. This was after cashiering all day!
  • The strangest place that I have found glitter was between my toes. I had spilled it on the floor and apparently I did not get it all.
  • The strangest place I have found glitter was in a book that I’m reading.
  • The strangest place I have found glitter was in my bra.
  • I have found glitter every place in my house, on my husband that will not go in my craft room, and my \ beagle.
  • As a retired kindergarten teacher I would find glitter everywhere and for some time. My custodian was never happy with me.
  • I found glitter on my friend's face. I was working with glitter, she was not!!!
  • In my mashed potatoes!
  • My underwear! I am sure it was on my hands from crafting so long & needing to desperately take a potty break!
  • The strangest place I found glitter was on my cat's paws. She tracked it all over our house. The strange thing was we had no glitter in the house at all. Go figure.
  • The question would be, “Where Have I not found glitter?”

My personal favorite is the last one; so true don't you think?

While we're on the subject of glitter, sometimes a strip and some tiny pieces is just what you need to give a little “wow” to your card!

Where Have YOU found Glitter?

Below are the instructions, including cutting measurements, for this project. If you need to purchase some glitter paper or loose glitter to add to your holiday projects, you can find several options HERE.

Supplies:

  • Stamp Set Making Christmas Bright (148046)
  • Card Stock – Thick Whisper White (140272); Coastal Cabana (131297); Granny Apple Green (146990); Daffodil Delight (119683); Melon Mambo (115320)
  • Stamp Pads – Melon Mambo (147051)
  • Misc.– Christmas Bulb Builder Punch (149947); Swirls and Curls Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (147923); Whisper White Bakers Twine (124262); Mini Dimensionals (144108); Gold Glimmer Paper (146958); Snail Adhesive (104332); Mini Glue Dots (103683)

Measurements: 

  • Thick Whisper White: 5-1/2 x 8-1/2
  • Coastal Cabana: 5-1/4 x 4
  • Granny Apple Green: 5 x 3-3/4
  • Gold Glimmer Paper: 1 x 5
  • Whisper White: 1/2 x 2-1/4
  • Scraps: Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White

Instructions:

  1. Using Big Shot and embossing folder, emboss Granny Apple Green card mat.
  2. Score and fold thick Whisper White card base. Adhere Coastal Cabana Granny Apple Green, and Glimmer Gold cardstock.
  3. Using bulb punch, punch out 3 bulb toppers out of Gold Glimmer paper.
  4. Punch one bulb out of each of the following: Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Coastal Cabana scraps.
  5. Adhere bulb topper to bulb using mini glue dots. Adhere completed bulbs to twine using mini dimensionals. Position light strand on card, and adhere with mini dimensionals.
  6. Stamp sentiment on Whisper White, using Melon Mambo ink. Adhere with mini dimensionals.

Don't forget to leave a quick comment on the most unusual place you have found glitter! 🙂

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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 September 4, 2018

Take Your Pick Tool by Stampin’ Up!

Announcements/ Product Information

Hello Stampers! I hope you all had a relaxing “Labor Day”; kind of seems like it should be “Un-Labor Day” instead! 🙂 I got to spend most of the weekend stamping and planning projects for my upcoming events. Of course, that meant I was playing with all sorts of new products, like our new Take Your Pick Tool!

Take Your Pick Tool by Stampin' Up!

Every so often, Stampin' Up! comes up with a tool that is a game changer. We demonstrators have been asking for this sort of tool for awhile and now we've got it!

The last “game changer” type (in my humble opinion) was the stamp positioning tool, the Stamparatus. It made two, three, and four step stamping SO easy for my customers. If you're not familiar with that tool, I'll have a video farther down in this post where you can check it out. But, back to the Take Your Pick Tool.

This little gem is designed to make working with small embellishments so much easier. The “putty” end is perfect for picking up sequins and placing them perfectly on your projects. The flat, spatula is designed to easily slip under adhesive backed elements such as rhinestones, pearls and enamel dots. There is also a paper piercing tool AND two sizes of stylus tips. Seriously, this is A-MAAAA-ZING! I grabbed a video done by one of our product specialists in the home office. Check it out:

You can order this tool starting tomorrow at my online store.

And…here's a quick video about the Stamparatus!

Remember, our Holiday Catalog goes live tomorrow and you can see it online at my store. IF you need your own copy so you can look at all the fabulous new products no matter WHERE you are, just email me! Iif you aren't currently working with another awesome demonstrator, of course!)

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Posted on August 28, 2018

Which Stampin’ Up! Ink Should I Choose?

Customer Q & A/ Tuesday Tips

Hey Stampers! In my email newsletter today I addressed a frequent question asked by my customers. “There are  so many choices…which Stampin' Up! Ink should I use?”

Which Stampin' Up! Ink Should I Choose?

Is there a chart somewhere that gives me all of my options?” Well, I got busy and had my “Stamp Slave”,Dave, put the info in a handy dandy chart! I shared this chart with my newsletter subscribers today…did you get it? No? Well, that means you are missing lots of great information and exclusive content!

Here's the chart:

Do you ever get a little confused when trying to decide which of our inks to use on a particular project? I've summarized in a quick little chart for you below.

INKUSESCOLORSCLEANING
Classic Stampin' PadDye-based, fast drying, acid free. Upside down, flip-top, pads stay juicy. Firm foam pad gives you complete coverage. Matching ink refillsNeutrals, Brights, Subtles, Regals, In ColorsStampin' Scrub & Mist
Simply Shammy**
Memento PadFade-resistant dye ink , acid free. Use with images you will color with Stampin' Blends, re-ink with Memento ink refillTuxedo BlackStampin' Scrub & Mist, Simply Shammy
Staz On PadPermanent ink, acid free. Use with images you will watercolor. Vellum and window sheetsJet BlackStaz On Cleaner
VersaMark PadClear, translucent ink used to produce a watermark effect, Also used for heat embossing and resist techniques. Re-ink with Versamark Refills.ClearStampin' Scrub & Mist, Simply Shammy
Uninked Stampin' SpotsFelt 1″ x 1″ squares. Ink with Classic Stampin' Ink RefillsStampin' Scrub & Mist, Simply Shammy
Craft Uninked Pad & RefillThick, slow-drying pigment ink. Use for embossing.
Can also use on wood and fabic. Flip top. Use to create an opaque look on dark cardstock.
Whisper WhiteStampin' Scrub & Mist (use wet wipe or paper towel first to get off some of the ink.
Uninked Spectrum PadContains five small pads. Can be used individually or combined for ombre type stamping. Re-ink with Classic Stampin' Ink Refills.Stampin' Scrub & Mist

**Simply Shammy is a new product specifically designed to clean photopolymer stamps and leave no fibrous residue behind. It also works with wood and clear mount stamps.

If you find a chart like this helpful, I think you'll enjoy being part of the Stamp Maven Community! I'd love for you to fill out your name and email in the “sign up forour newsletter box” above. You'll get an exclusive free video tutorial and PDF just for signing up. (hint: it's a fabulous Christmas project that you could actually create for other occasions, too)!

You'll also get a short series of tool tips and a special offer that is only available to my subscribers. We never want to slam your inbox, but we try to provide timely interesting tips, techniques, samples and current offers from Stampin' Up! Hope you'll join us!

 

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Posted on August 16, 2018

New Holiday Catalog – Don’t Wait Until September 5 to Order!

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WHAT? I don't have to wait until September 5 to order from the new Stampin' Up! 2018 Holiday Catalog?

New Holiday Catalog - Don't Wait Until September 5 to Order!

That's right! Santa can come early for YOU! How?

Join my Girls INK team of demonstrators from all over the country so you can order right now!

Here is a sneak peek of just a few of the product suites. There is something for everyone in this catalog, no matter what your style or tastes!

New Holiday Catalog - Don't Wait Until September 5 to Order!

You get to choose $125 of products from either our Annual Catalog or this seasonal one AND it only costs you $99 plus tax, no shipping! You also get one of our rockin' past Paper Pumpkin craft kits as an extra freebie. Where else can you get a lot of your favorite stamping supplies AND business tools for this price! The holidays are coming and, seriously, who doesn't need a little extra money?! No pressure, no commitment, your initial kit contents are yours to keep regardless and you've got 3-6 months to purchase at a minimum 20% savings.

Honestly, when I joined Stampin' Up! sixteen years ago, I wasn't looking to build a business; I just wanted to get a discount on products I loved. But, boy am I glad someone thought enough of me to talk to me about the opportunity. I'd love to tell you more or you can click here and check it out for yourself.

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Posted on August 7, 2018

Why Should I Buy Stampin’ Up!’s Blended Seasons Stamp Set?

Big Shot/ Customer Q & A/ Die Cut/ Tuesday Tips

Hey Stampers! Today I wanted to tackle a question I've been getting from some customers. Why should I buy Stampin' Up!'s Blended Seasons Stamp Set?  This product is only available for one month so why do I need it? This is such a great question and I've got a couple of answers.

First, while this stamp set is only available during August, you will be able to use it for years to come. This stamp set was designed to be versatile, perfect for more than one season and occasion.

Why Should I Buy Stampin' Up!'s Blended Seasons Stamp Set?

You'll notice there are floral, fall foliage, and winter/Christmas images. There are six sentiments, covering any occasion or event.

Another reason you might want to add this to your collection is there is a coordinating set of framelits dies so you can create beautiful layers in a snap.

Why Should I Buy Stampin' Up!'s Blended Seasons Stamp Set?

The best value would be to purchase the stamp set and dies as a set or “bundle” and save 10%! The bundle is available in both clear and wood mount.

Why Should I Buy Stampin' Up!'s Blended Seasons Stamp Set?

Now, last, but not least, here is the best reason you need this stamp set and/or bundle. You can color purple flowers! You DID know my favorite color is purple, right?! 🙂

 

Why Should I Buy Stampin' Up!'s Blended Seasons Stamp Set?

This sample was colored with the new assortment of Watercolor Pencils, which are only available while supplies last. I can see so many different sentiments for this card. As a matter of fact, I think I'll make several sets of these, with sentiment pieces, put together in one of our acetate card boxes. What a great gift!

If you'd like the PDF tutorial for this card, just click below, and save to your computer.

Blended Seasons watercolor card

That's all for today! Please do email me if I can help you at all! Need any Stampin' Up! supplies? Shop HERE.

 

 

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Posted on August 2, 2018

Two NEW Project Sheets Using Stampin’ Up! Blended Seasons Limited Edition Products

Announcements/ Product Information/ Stampin' Blends
  • Hey Stampers! It's now officially August and you can get your hands on our Limited Edition Blended Seasons Bundle! You are going to love the versatility of these products!

Two NEW Project Sheets Using Stampin' Up! Blended Seasons Limited Edition Products

Two NEW Project Sheets Using Stampin' Up! Blended Seasons Limited Edition ProductsTwo NEW Project Sheets Using Stampin' Up! Blended Seasons Limited Edition Products

The seasonal images will have you creating special cards all year long! The Watercolor Pencils are brand new,  featuring colors not found in the other collection we offer, and…don't forget! You'll save 10% when you order the stamp set and framelits “bundle“!

Enjoy today's projects. The first one features Watercolor Pencils and the second uses Stampin' Blends!

Two NEW Project Sheets Using Stampin' Up! Blended Seasons Limited Edition Products

Supplies

  • Stamp SetsBlended Season (C-149016) (W-149019)
  • Card Stock – Granny Apple Green (146990); Shimmer White (101910);                     Vellum (101856)
  • Stamp Pads – Stazon Jet Black (101406)
  • Misc. – Blender Pens (102845); Stitched Seasons Framelits (149013); Dimensionals (104430); Twinkle Adhesive-backed Sequins (146287); Big Shot Machine (143263); Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2 (149014)

Measurements

  • Gable Green Card Stock:                     8 1/2” x 5 1/2”
  • Shimmery White Card Stock:             5 1/4” x 4” , 2” x 2”
  • Vellum Card Stock:                               2” x 2” , 4” x 3”

Instructions

  1. Fold 8 1/2” x 5 1/2” of Granny Apple Green card stock in half to create card base.
  2. Cut a ‘hole’ out of the center of the front of the card using the largest label from the Stitched Seasons Framelits pack. Set aside.
  3. Stamp the floral image and sentiment onto the large piece of Shimmery White card stock and one flower onto the 2” x 2” piece using Stazon Jet Black ink.
  4. Using the Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2 pack color the flowers as desired and smooth the design using a Blender Pen.
  5. Fussy Cut the individual flower from Step #3.
  6. Cut a ‘hole’ out of the center of the front of the card using the largest label from the Stitched Seasons Framelits pack and the Big Shot Machine.
  7. From the Vellum Card Stock cut the flower swag and leaf/flower combine using the Big Shot and the dies from the Stitched Seasons Framelits.
  8. Adhere the large piece of Shimmery White card stock to the card front from the inside the images show through the hole created in step #2.
  9. Adhere the vellum pieces from Step #7 to the card front.
  10. Using Stampin’ Dimensionals, adhere the fussy cut flower over the vellum pieces.
  11. Randomly adhere 5-7 Twinkle Adhesive-backed Rhinestones as desired.

Two NEW Project Sheets Using Stampin' Up! Blended Seasons Limited Edition Products

Supplies

  • Stamp sets: Blended Seasons (149016)
  • Stampin’ Blends: Poppy Parade Combo Pack (147275); Granny Apple Green Combo Pack (147274)
  • Ink: StazOn Jet Black (101406); Granny Apple Green (147095)
  • Paper: Whisper White (100730); Granny Apple Green (146990)
  • Other: SNAIL adhesive (104332), Layering Ovals framelits (141706), Big Shot (143263), Magnetic Platform (130658), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

Measurements

  • Whisper White: 4” x 5 1/4”; 3” x 1 3/4”
  • Granny Apple Green: 8 1/2” x 5 1/2”

Instructions

  1. Fold Granny Apple Green card stock in half to create card base.
  2. Ink flower stamp using StazOn ink and stamp onto Whisper White layer
  3. Color flower image using Stampin’ Blends. Adhere layer to card base.
  4. Ink phrase image using Granny Apple Green and stamp onto Whisper White piece.
  5. Die-cut phrase oval using Big Shot and Layering Ovals framelits.
  6. Attach phrase to card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
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Posted on July 19, 2018

And….We’re Off! Alaska Bound!

Facebook LIVE/ Join My Team

It's 4:45 AM and we're heading out to DFW. Our flight to Seattle leaves a bit before 7:00 and, with the time change, we'll land about 9:00. My brother and his wife will be our “Lyft” drivers (that was his attempt at humor!) and fetch us at the airport. Then it's off for a day of fun in Seattle. I've never been to the Space Needle so hopefully we will get to go there. We plan to visit Pike Place Market again and we'll definitely be shipping home some salmon!

And....We're Off! Alaska Bound!

If you're not familiar with this Seattle treasure, read more about it HERE.

Pike Place Market is such a blast. Our favorite thing from our last visit was watching the guys at the fish market inside throw them around.

I'll check in as we board our ship and hopefully will be able to do a Facebook Live to show you around!

We are so blessed to be able to go on these trips! Who would have thought a little rubber stamp, 16 years ago, would have been the start of all my treasured friendships and exotic adventures! Why not check out a little bit more for yourself? There's some extra perks this month that make it even more enticing

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Posted on July 16, 2018

Green With Envy – LOVE the new Stampin’ Up! Green Hues!

Announcements/ Join My Team/ Paper crafting/ Paper Pumpkin

Green With Envy – LOVE the new Stampin' Up! Green Hues! Hey Stampers! My stamp clubs and classes this month used several of the new Stampin' Up! “greens”. I thought I would carry that green theme onto the blog for a few days this week.

Today's green is Mossy Meadow. If you've been around Stampin' Up! for awhile, you might remember this color from one of our In Color collections a few years back. I was SO happy to see this color return (along with Blackberry Bliss, from the same IC group)!

Green With Envy - LOVE the new Stampin' Up! Green Hues

The delicate image front and center on this card was cut with the Stitched Labels Framelits; another winner!

Instructions for this card follow at the end of the post. But first, I have a couple of reminders for you about the super UH-MAAAZING specials we have going on right now AND about my upcoming trip!

Stamp Slave,  Dave,  and I leave for Seattle on Thursday. We are spending the day with my brother and his family and then on Friday we're departing on the Royal Caribbean Explorer of the Seas for our Stampin' Up! Inside Passage Cruise.

If you'd like to see the itinerary, click here. I'm hoping to do postings on all my social media sites when we're in port so be sure to check often!

Second, remember there are several current specials that are too good to miss, no matter where you are in your Stampin' Up! journey!

Green With Envy - LOVE the new Stampin' Up! Green Hues!

NOW is the perfect time to join Stampin' Up!, whether you are hobby or business minded. The current special gives you over $200 of products for only $99…FREE SHIPPING! Click HERE to check this out.

For the month of July, you can also purchase 3 packs of Designer Series Paper and get a 4th pack for free. Details HERE.

Last, but not least, have you wanted to give Paper Pumpkin, our monthly “crafting in a box” kit a try but just haven't gotten around to it yet? WELL, this is for you! From now, through August 10, for new subscribers you can get 50% off your first month! Just click HERE and use code BLOOM0818.

That's all I've got for today. Be sure to check back tomorrow for a new “green with envy” sample! 🙂

Supplies:

  • Stamp SetsStitched All Around (146632);
  • Card Stock – Whisper White Thick Cardstock (140272);
  • Stamp Pads – Mossy Meadow Ink (147111);
  • Misc. – Share What You Love Designer Series Paper (DSP) (146926); Stitched Labels Framelits Dies (146828); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); Snail Adhesive (104332); Rhinestone Basic Jewels (144220)

Measurements:

  • Card Stock 1:      11” x 4 1/4”                            Card Base
  • DSP:                                 4” x 4”                                     Designer Series Paper
  • Card Stock 2:     3 1/2” x 3 1/2”                        Whisper White Scrap for Die Cut

Instructions:

  1. Fold the Thick Whisper White card stock in half creating your card base.
  2. Stamp the ‘Enjoy your special day’ sentiment on your Whisper White scrap card stock.
  3. Die cut your sentiment using the Stitched Labels Framelit die.
  4. Layer your DSP onto the Thick Whisper White cardstock base centered.
  5. Stamp your border on the top and bottom of the card front.
  6. Add the stamped die cut to the top of the card front with dimensionals.
  7. Add your rhinestone embellishments to taste.

 

 

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Posted on June 11, 2018

Does Your Job Take You to Places Like This?

Announcements/ Join My Team

Does Your Job Take You to Places Like This?

Does Your Job Take You to Places Like This? Mine does! Over the weekend I achieved the points necessary to earn this all expenses paid trip from Stampin' Up! .

And you know the best part? You can have the same job that I do and earn trips, too!

Really you ask?? YES! I never dreamed that my Stampin' Up! “hobby” would turn into a “business” and take my husband and me all over the world.

I joined Stampin' Up! 16 years ago to get a discount on all of my products. In fact, many of my team members have done the very same thing and they love their 20-25% discount. They have no desire to do anything else.  They still are invited to all my events and most of them love to come!

I also have team members who have chosen to actually recruit other Stampin' Up! lovers in addition to purchasing their own products at a discount. This allows them to earn more, even trips like in the picture above! I made the switch from a hobby to a business about 10 years ago, and that's when we earned our first incentive trip to Bermuda. We've been blessed to earn other trips. We're leaving for the 2018 Alaskan Cruise incentive trip in July. Let me tell you…I have a VERY supportive husband who LOVES all my stamps, inks and paper! 🙂

Maybe you would love to take your husband to some fun places. Maybe you'd just love to craft with new friends, or just might want to make some extra income for you and/or your family, I invite you to check out a little bit more about this awesome company (NO obligation, just some more info)! I'd also love to chat with you on the phone and answer any questions you might have (214-293-4461). If you are local to me, we can also grab a beverage at a local coffee place (email me). I hope you might some needs/wants in your life that Stampin' Up! could fulfill. I'd be so happy to help you as a part of my Girls INK team!

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Posted on May 15, 2018

It’s A Beautiful Day to Love What You Do!

Announcements/ Stamping/ Tuesday Tips

Hey Stampers! I can truly say it's a beautiful day to love what you do here in north Dallas. I heard rolling thunder this morning as I was getting ready to leave the house, but the accompanying rain did not linger!  I know in a few weeks when temperatures are in the 100's, I'll be begging for rain. HA! But I digress! I DO love what I do, especially around new catalog and new catalog pre-order time!

Today's share is two cards made with the Love What You Do stamp set that is available now in one of our Stampin' Up! bundles. The font used for the “it's a beautiful day sentiment” is so pretty; easy flowing and graceful I think.

It's A Beautiful Day to Love What You Do!

These cards showcase different elements from the Love What You Do Bundles, available now as a new catalog pre-order, only available in May! I love that Stampin' Up! made some of the new products coming on June 1 available to customers as well as demonstrators. Click on any picture below the project information to order one of these bundles before they disappear. (note: the individual products in the bundles WILL be available, but the free gifts in each bundle will not). I've included project supplies and instructions below; enjoy!

PS-There are pages of products available to demonstrators to order now! If you'd like to start creating special projects before the new catalog comes out, click here to check it out. You can choose $125 in product plus you'll get a full box of new catalogs to give to your friends. AND…there's never any shipping on your starter kit!

PROJECT INFO

Card # 1 above

Supplies:

  • Stamp SetsLove What You Do  (148042)
  • Card Stock – Tranquil TIde (144246); Whisper White (100730); Vellum (101856)
  • Stamp Pads – Tranquil Tide (147146)
  • Misc. – Whisper White Notecards and Envelopes (131527); Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper Stack (146926); Stitched Shapes Framelits (145372); Layering Circles Framelits (141705); Pearlized Thread  and Silver Rose from the Embellishment Kit (146928); Share What You Love Artisan Pearls (146927); Leaf Punch (144667); Lovely Floral Textured Impressions Embossing Folders (148048),
  • Big Shot (143263); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); Snail Adhesive(104332); Mini Glue Dots (103683);  Rich Razzleberry 1/4″ Velvet Ribbon (147016)

 Measurements:

  • Whisper White: 4 7/8” x 3 3/8”, 3” square
  • Tranquil Tide : 3” square
  • Share What You Love Designer Series Paper –  4 7/8” x 1 1/2″

Instructions:

  1. Emboss the Whisper White cardstock in the Big Shot with the Lovely Floral Dynamic Embossing folder.
  2. Attach strip of Designer Series Paper onto embossed panel.
  3. Stamp “It’s a Beautiful Day”  with Tranquil Tide Ink onto white scrap.  Use Stitched Shape Circle framelit to cut out.
  4. Cut a scallop circle framelit with Tranquil Tide cardstock.  Attach with snail adhesive to the white stitched shaped circle.
  5. Punch a leaf with vellum cardstock and use a glue dot to attach behind the circle.
  6. Attach two lengths of the velvet ribbon to the back of circle – using dimensionals to hold in place.
  7. Use the pearlized thread to make a “swirl” and attach to back of oval shape with a glue dot.  I like the look of the long threads but if you don’t- just snip them shorter.
  8. Use dimensionals to attach circle shape to card front.
  9. To finish the card, add the adhesive backed Silver Rose embellishment  to the card front.

Card #2 above

Supplies:

  • Stamp Sets – Love What You Do
  • Card Stock – Whisper White (100730)
  • Stamp Pads – Tuxedo Black Memento (132708)
  • Misc. – Brights Stampin’ Write Markers (131259); Clear Block C (118486); Stampin’ Spritzer (126185)

Measurements:

  • Whisper White (base): 4” x 8”, scored at 4” and folded

Instructions:

    1. Using the Melon Mambo marker, cover the top third of the Clear Block C with color. Color the center of the block using the Pumpkin Pie marker. Color the bottom portion of the block using the Daffodil Delight marker.
    2. Spritz the block with water using the Stampin’ Spritzer. Stamp in the center of the Whisper White base. Hold in place for about 30 seconds to allow the ink and water to disburse over the cardstock. Allow to dry completely or use a Heat Tool to speed up the process.
    3. Stamp the floral image using the Memento ink.
    4. Stamp the greeting using the Memento ink.
    5. Color in the bottom portions of the flowers using the Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight markers as shown.

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Posted on May 1, 2018

Gift Tutorials and Early Release Bundles

Announcements/ Stamping

 

Gift Tutorials and Early Release Bundles

Hey Stampers! Gift Tutorials and Early Release Bundles for May is my share today!  If you caught my Facebook Live videos from my weekend retreat you saw some of the products; log into Facebook and see them here if not. We had such a fun time, especially “playing” with all the “early release” Share What You Love Suite of products I've been able to get as a demonstrator! My exciting news today is that YOU can get some early release bundles during the month of May! I also have a hostess code for some PDF gift tutorials that use products available now in these bundles. Here's the list of bundles and ala carte products:

Early Release Products

Each of the bundles has at least three free items! You will be able to get the individual products starting June 1, but the bundles will not be available after this promotion ends on May 31.

The projects for my May clubs (both in person and online) use the absolutely YUMMY Designer Series Paper included in the Gotta Have it ALL bundle:

Gift Tutorials and Early Release Bundles

Order one of the bundles, ala carte items, or anything else you need at my online store and you'll receive not only the three PDF tutorials but I'll also send you three card kits that include the consumable supplies to make these projects…woo hoo! Order now and use hostess code 3CR4XTFQ. If you order $150 or more, don't use this hostess code; I'll still send you the kits and PDF tutorials. You'll get the Stampin' Rewards, too!

I'm so excited that all my customers can get their hands on these early release products, too; can't wait to see what you create with them!

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