Friday, July 25, 2014

Happy Times

Hello Stamping Friends,

Happy Friday to you! You know what Friday means, right? Fabulous Friday with the Sisters in Stamping. This week we are doing a sketch challenge, using designer series paper.  (See the picture below) I like sketch challenges because the hard part is done for you. Don't you think the most difficult part of making a card is designing it? Well, with the design done, you just need to fill in paper and stamps. Pretty simple!

 
Don't forget this month's special is Designer Series Paper, buy 3 get 1 FREE. The sketch challenge works perfect for this special too. We all have scraps of paper around that we need something to do with it.  So get out your paper and try this sketch for yourself.

 
Here is what I came up with. I only used one stamp (for the greeting) on the entire card. The rest of the card was designed using the Maritime designer series paper. Pretty cool, if I do say so myself.

 
Even the octopus holding the sailboat, starfish, and lobster is designer paper. Seriously, it was that easy! What do you think? I know the cutting of the octopus is tedious but it's so darn cute, I couldn't help myself. I actually didn't even buy the coordinating stamp set, yet! However, I knew I could create some cute things using the designer paper so I had to have it.
 
Stamping Supplies Used:
Stamps: Something to Say
Ink: Night of Navy
Paper: Night of Navy, Real Red, Whisper White Cardstock and Maritime Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Big Shot, Arrows Embossing Folder, Tiny Triangles Embossing Folder, Circles Framelits, Dimensionals, Paper Snippers & Snail Adhesive
 
Don't forget to head over to Sisters in Stamping to see the other designs.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Weekly Deals July 22

Hello Stamping Friends,
 
Just wanted to let you know about this week's weekly deals. I love the kits. They make creating so quick and easy. Now that they are on this week's weekly deals, it's even better.
 
 
Just let me know if you want any of these items by Sunday evening. Remember, you can always place your order online through my store (click below) any time of day or night.

50% OFF First 2 Months of Paper Pumpkin

Hello Stamping Friends,
 
I have some great news about Paper Pumpkin. You can get your first 2 months for 1/2 price (yes, like a buy one get one free).  Paper Pumpkin is the perfect little box of goodies that are ready to be assembled and comes right to your door each and every month.
If you can say yes to any of the following, then Paper Pumpkin is perfect for you:
* I don't have enough time
* I am not creative
* I don't have enough space to store everything
* I'm want to craft but don't know where to begin
* I want to be crafty
* I need an outlet, some "me" time
* Crafting is expensive and time-consuming
 
Paper Pumpkin is a box that comes with everything you need to create cards, small gift items, and/or packaging ideas. Each month is different. Often included are stamps, ink, paper and accessories. So the ink and stamps you can keep for future crafting ideas.  It's a surprise that is delivered right to you every month.


If you haven't tried Paper Pumpkin, now is a great time to sign up--get 50% off your first two months. 
Offer Dates: July 16, 2014 - September 10, 2014
  1. Sign up here!!
  2. Enter the code HALFOFF2 to join Paper Pumpkin before September 10, 2014, and get 50% off the first two months! After that, keep the creativity coming for only $19.95 + tax per month (shipping included).
Fine Print:
  • For new subscribers only.
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first two months of a new subscription. After the first two months, the price for each month's kit will go to the regular price: $19.95.
  • Enter the Promo Code, "HALFOFF2" when you sign up. 
  • New subscribers must join by Wednesday, September 10, 2014; 11:50 PM (MT).

Friday, July 11, 2014

Time to Get Personal

Hello Stamping Friends,


So glad you can join me again today. It's time for a Fabulous Friday posting with the Sisters in Stamping. This week we are sharing ideas using the alphabet as a start. That's right, ABC's are on the agenda. We all love our name on things and the alphabet stamps can help you out with that. Plus, they can let you personalize and change the look of just about anything.
For the challenge this week, I altered a notebook. Of course, I feel in love with this notebook when I saw it. It was pink. It had polka dots. It was all I needed. So, it was mine. I knew there was a little altering on the agenda as well. Nothing a couple of stamps, some punches, and a big shot can't accomplish with minimal effort.


Here's a close up of the altered part. I love how the flower stamps I used each have some polka dots on them to help accentuate the rest of the polka dots on the cover of the notebook. I love my polka dots. The more the merrier, in my humble opinion.

Don't forget to head over to the Sisters in Stamping blog for more ideas using alphabets. Go stamp something today and personalize it with an alphabet.



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Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy Independence Day

Hello Stamping Friends,

Happy 4th of July to you. Hope you have enjoying your days with friends and family while cooking out and waiting to see some fireworks. Today at Sisters in Stamping we are sharing projects with a Red, White & Blue theme for the occasion.

 
This is a banner I made for a class in June. I do the banner class monthly so be sure to make time to come to one. They are great decorative accents for each holiday, season or occasion.

 

Of course, there are some close-up's for you so you can see the detail better. The four pieces without a letter were sponged with the stars stencil and the three pieces for each of the letters were sponged with the stripes stencil (that comes with the banner kit).

 
The pinwheels behind each letter came from June's My Paper Pumpkin Kit. You can subscribe to My Paper Pumpkin and get a kit each month delivered right to your door. It includes everything you need to make cards, mini scrapbooks, home d├ęcor, and gift items (each month is different) except scissors. You can subscribe monthly or purchase a 3 month, or 6 month subscription. You can even get a subscription for one month, just to try it out.

 
A few pieces of ribbon were a perfect touch in between each of the banner pieces.

 
This banner was made by one of the ladies in the class. It uses all of the same pieces I used, but she put it together a little differently. I love when class attendees get creative and use the same class pieces but come up with something that looks so different from mine. Great job Nicole. I love it.
 
Don't forget to visit Sisters in Stamping to see some other great red, white, & blue projects.
 
Stamping Supplies Used:
Stamps: None
Ink: Real Red and Night of Navy
Paper: Read Red and Night of Navy Cardstock and Silver Glimmer Paper
Accessories: Big Shot, Star Framelits, Reitred Alphabet Dies, June My Paper Pumpkin Kit, Scrap pieces of ribbon, Hearts & Stars Decorative Masks, Stampin' Sponges, Build a Banner Simply Created Kit, Hot glue, glue gun
 


Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Check Out the Class List for July & August

Hello Stamping Friends,

I have some great classes coming up in July and August. Check them out and let me know which ones you are attending.

July Classes
 
Thursday, July 10, 2014  6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Stamp of the Month Class – $25.00 per person for clear mount

 $30.00 per person for wood mount stamps

 This is a new monthly class that will feature one stamp set that you will receive as part of the class fee. We will stamp 3 different cards and one 3-D project using the stamp of the month during the class.  All you need to bring with you is your own snail adhesive and some clear blocks if you are going with the clear mount option, all other supplies are included in the cost of the class.
Stamp set this month: Peace, Love & Cupcakes (p 53 in the catalog)
RSVP Deadline: Sunday, July 6, 2014 (when RSVPing please specify clear or wood mount)

Wednesday, July 23, 2014  6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Blendabilities Class – $30.00 per person
 This is a new monthly class that will feature two  sets of blendabilities that you will receive as part of the class fee. Blendabilities are alcohol based markers that makes blended colors so easy. No lines left after you blend them together. You’re finished projects will look so professional. We will make 3 different projects using the two different packs of blendabilities during the class.  All you need to bring with you is your own snail adhesive, all other supplies are included in the cost of the class.
July Blendability colors: Rich Razzleberry & Old Olive
RSVP Deadline:Wednesday, July 1 6, 2014

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 through Friday, July 25, 2014
 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM each day
KIDS SUMMER CAMP – $50.00 per child
 This summer camp is designed specially for children. We will be working on a journal/album to keep your child’s memories all together. The class will focus on the Epic Day This & That series. Class will include the journal, washi tape and the Epic Day designer stickers. Your child’s journal will include some lists of their favorite things, some of their goals and other great information that will be fun to have recorded in a book to look back on later in their lives. A snack will be provided each day. Children are encouraged to bring some of their favorite pictures (about 20 – 30) that you are okay with them altering and other memorabilia they would like to keep in their books.  All other supplies are included in the cost of the camp.
RSVP Deadline: Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Thursday, July 31, 2014  6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Stamp a Stash – $20.00 or FREE with a minimum purchase
 Stamp a Stash is a great way to stock up on cards that you will need throughout the year. You make 12 cards in total (3 different cards, 4 of each) and envelopes are included. All you need to bring with you is your own snail adhesive, all other supplies are included in the cost of the class.
RSVP Deadline: Tuesday, July 29,  2014

August Classes

Friday, August 1,  2014 at 6:30 PM
Project Life Class – $30 per person
This is a new product line that Stampin’ Up! is offering. It’s scrapbooking for those with little time. The class will include a card collection kit, coordinating accessory pack and 4 pocket pages for the 6” x 8” album. Bring some pictures with you so you can have complete pages when you leave. You will be receiving the Playground collection this month.

There will be a special add on order at a bundle savings price available the night of the class. Details given at class.
RSVP Deadline: Friday, July 25, 2014

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 through Friday, August 15, 2014
 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM each day
KIDS SUMMER CAMP – $50.00 per child
 This summer camp is designed specially for children. We will be working on a name banner a writing journal and coordinating pen. Each child will receive a six sheets of Flashback designer series paper to use on their projects during camp plus a personalized stamp with their name on it. Any materials left at the end will go home with each child. A snack will be provided each day.  All supplies are included in the cost of the camp.
RSVP Deadline: Wednesday, August 6, 2014
When RSVPing for camp please specify name to be on the stamp (initial for the first line  and name up to 32 letters for the second line)

Thursday, August 14, 2014  6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Stamp of the Month Class – $25.00 per person for clear mount

 $30.00 per person for wood mount stamps
 This is a new monthly class that will feature one stamp set that you will receive as part of the class fee. We will stamp 3 different cards and one 3-D project using the stamp of the month during the class.  All you need to bring with you is your own snail adhesive and some clear blocks if you are going with the clear mount option, all other supplies are included in the cost of the class.
Stamp set this month: Well Worded (p 106 in the catalog)
RSVP Deadline: Thursday, August 7, 2014 (when RSVPing please specify clear or wood mount)

Sunday, August 17,2:00 PM
Banner Class  - $25.00 per person or FREE with a minimum order
You will be making a banner with a back to school theme. Your banner will be made from canvas pieces enabling this banner to last many years. All materials for the class are included in the fee. You only need to bring your snail adhesive.
RSVP Deadline: Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Wednesday, August 20, 2014  6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Blendabilities Class – $30.00 per person
 This is a new monthly class that will feature two  sets of blendabilities that you will receive as part of the class fee. Blendabilities are alcohol based markers that makes blended colors so easy. No lines left after you blend them together. You’re finished projects will look so professional. We will make 3 different projects using the two different packs of blendabilities during the class.  All you need to bring with you is your own snail adhesive, all other supplies are included in the cost of the class.
July Blendability colors: Daffodil Delight & Coastal Cabana
RSVP Deadline:Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Thursday, August 28, 2014  6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Stamp a Stash – $20.00 or FREE with a minimum purchase
 Stamp a Stash is a great way to stock up on cards that you will need throughout the year. You make 12 cards in total (3 different cards, 4 of each) and envelopes are included. All you need to bring with you is your own snail adhesive, all other supplies are included in the cost of the class.
RSVP Deadline: Tuesday, August 26, 2014

All About Designer Paper








Hello Stamping Friends,

July is going to be one HOT! month!  Stampin' Up! is excited to offer you the chance to earn a FREE Designer Series Paper pack every time you purchase three others packs. That's like getting $10.95 US/ $13.50 CA off your purchase AND receiving an extra DSP—all for free! This offer won't last long so contact a  demonstrator and start stocking up.
Designer Series Paper is so great to work with. It adds so much to your finished card with minimal effort and makes creating simple because of the awesome color coordination. Plus, this month there is something even better about it. There is a SALE on the designer series paper (stacks and specialty paper not included) all month long. Buy 3 get 1 FREE. Isn't that great.

Make it so much easier to pick some great paper out to craft with when you have less decisions to make because you get more for your money.

 
You have an entire month to order these. Why don't you select a date to host your own Girl's night out party and you can earn some other great Stampin' Up! stamps and products for FREE. Check out pages 186 & 187 in the 2014-2015 Catalog. There are 8 different packs to select from.
 
Available sets:
Item #
Description
Price
Flowerpot Designer Series Paper $10.95 US/
$13.50 CA
Flashback Designer Series Paper $10.95 US/
$13.50 CA
Sweet Taffy Designer Series Paper $10.95 US/
$13.50 CA
Confetti Celebration Designer Series Paper $10.95 US/
$13.50 CA
Park Lane Designer Series Paper $10.95 US/
$13.50 CA
Maritime Designer Series Paper $10.95 US/
$13.50 CA
Lullaby Designer Series Paper $10.95 US/
$13.50 CA
Back to Black Designer Series Paper $10.95 US/
$13.50 CA

Keep in mind:
  • There is no limit to the number of free Designer Series Paper packs you can receive. For each three purchased, you will receive one free.
  • Certain restrictions apply; see your demonstrator for details.  
Bonus: Here's a card I made using some of the paper that you can select for FREE. The fun part of this card is that you don't use any stamps or ink at all. It's all paper. Amazing what using layers does for a card. You can easily add a greeting if you wanted to under the scallop piece.
 
 
Stamping Supplies Used:
Stamps: None
Ink: None
Paper: Whisper White &  Calypso Coral Cardstock, Back to Black Designer Series Paper & Silver Glimmer Paper
Accessories: Paper Snips (to cut the scallop out of the DSP), Basic Pearls, Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive, 1 3/4" scallop circle punch, Elegant Butterfly Punch and Tea Lace Paper Doilies

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Blendabilities are Available


Hello Stamping Friends,

I have some great and exciting news. The Stampin' Blendabilities Markers are now available!  I've been receiving questions regarding them.  I can tell, many of you are excited!  So here's a sneak peek at them along with some basic information.


The Blendabilities are an exclusive alcohol-based marker set that come in a 3-pack of light, medium and dark shades (of the same color ), and provide your projects a more saturated look with blended colors. We recommend using Stampin' Up! Whisper White Cardstock when using them, but any one of our cardstocks would work just as well.


The first set of Blendabilities products will include:

  • Coastal Cabana
  • Cherry Cobbler
  • Daffodil Delight
  • Old Olive
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Rich Razzleberry
  • Skin Tone Assortment (set of six)
  • Memento Ink Pad & refill
  • Color Lifter 

What sets Blendabilities apart:

  • The Stampin' Up! rectangular barrel keeps your markers from rolling away
  • Flat storage helps to maintain the life of each marker
  • Each marker comes with a tip on each end: brush and fine
  • Marker tips are made of nylon, which is superior to polyester which can fray
  • Color coded caps
  • Can be used with transparent sheets and to color pearls, rhinestones, buttons, etc
  • And of course...Stampin' Up! markers coordinate wonderfully with our cardstock! 
 

These photos were taken at the 2014 Catalog Premiere Event I attended in April.  Carrie Cudney from Stampin' Up! shared them with us. Flower image is from a new single stamp, Blended Bloom.


I'm sure you'll want to add them to your wish list or order them right away so you can play with them. Check out my class schedule, too, because the class will teach you some different techniques using the great new markers.



These make me even want to color. If you know anything at all about me with stamping, you know I don't like to color.

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you

Hello Stamping Friends,

I sincerely thank each and every one of you for supporting me this past year. Yesterday was the end of the Stampin' Up! year and today begins a new year for me as a Stampin' Up! demonstrator. Isn't that exciting, I get to celebrate New Year twice every year.

Because of the love and support of all of you, customers, fellow demonstrators, including downline members, and of course, my family, I earned the Getaway trip to Washington, D.C. in September for Don and I. This is the 4th trip I have earned in the past 13 years and it's still exciting earning it. So thank you from the bottom of my heart. I look forward to stamping with each of you in the coming year.

 
This is a cupcake dress I made for a bridal shower this past weekend. I know, you're thinking this doesn't have anything to do with Stampin' Up! Well, you are wrong. See that bow on the dress? It was made using the bow die and the big shot. I used the icing paper (yes, it's edible) you find in the baking section to make the bow. It needed something at the waist and I thought that was the perfect touch.

 
Here is a close-up of the bow. See, how cool is that?
 
 
Also, here are this week's weekly deals. If you would like any of these specials please let me know by Sunday, July 6 so I can place the order for you. You can always place the order yourself online as well. Which ever is easier for you.