Saturday, November 18, 2017

Stampin' Up! 2017 Online Extavaganza

Happy Saturday!

Stampin' Up!'s annual Online Extravaganza kicks off Monday, November 20 with a 24-hour stamp sale. Select stamp sets will be 20% off for the first 24 hours of Online Extravaganza. 

From November 20 through November 26, save between 10% and 50% on select items. Please click here to view/download the Online Extravaganza list.

To close-out Online Extravaganza with a bang, there will be a special 24-hour flash sale on November 27, after Online Extravaganza ends on November 26. More details will be available later in the week.

As always, feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Exciting New Stampin' Up! Product!

Happy Monday!

I am back from attending Stampin' Up!'s Onstage Live in Salt Lake City! What a great time being together with 2,700 Demonstrators!

We saw the new Occasions and Sale-a-bration offerings--more on those another day.

Today I want to tell you about an exciting new product that was demonstrated during OnStage. This product will be available in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog. Why am I telling you about it now? Because you have the opportunity to preorder this amazing product and have it before next year's Annual Catalog debuts!!!

So, what is the Stamparatus?!?!? It is an innovative stamping placement tool! 

It's big news when something breaks the mold and changes everything. The Stamparatus will change the way you stamp and, before long, you will wonder how you crafted without it!

Why do YOU need one? 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 restamp—no need to start over
  • Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money
  • Easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates
  • Develop new and specialized stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement
Want to see it in action? Check out this video:

There will be three preorder windows:  

Please click here for customer information and here for preorder information.

I'm excited to preorder my Stamparatus on Thursday and hope you are too.

Please contact me if you have any questions.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

November Online Order Code and More!

Happy Wednesday!

The November on-line order code is CUKP997N and the thank you gift is your choice of an Ink Refill (pgs. 184-186 AC). If your order is $150 or more, you do not need to use the on-line order code, though you will still receive the thank you gift. After placing your order, please send me an E-mail with your color choice of Ink Refill.  You will receive your thank you gift in December along with your thank you card. Please note, if your order is under $150, you must use the order code to receive the thank you gift.

Are you subscribed for the November Paper Pumpkin kit? If not, you will want to make certain you are by November 10 so you can receive the Season of Style project kit. November's kit will contain 10 'secret somethings,' perfect for cute favors, neighbor gifts, and more. Hey, why not get two kits in November so you have plenty of small gifts on hand?!?!? You may purchase a pre-paid Paper Pumpkin subscription here or sign-up for a month-to-month subscription here. Did you know you can 'gift' a Paper Pumpkin subscription? A pre-paid subscription can be 'gifted' to anyone with an E-mail address--holiday shopping made easy!

Stampin' Blends are here! Stampin' Up!'s new alcohol markers are available to order today. They are available in 12 Stampin' Up! exclusive colors and may be purchased in a complete set or by individual color. You may view/download the informational brochure here and/or shop for them here.

That's all my news for today. Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Spooks and Treats Halloween Class

Happy Sunday!

Last month I had my Spooks and Treats Halloween Class using the Spooky Night Suite from the Holiday Catalog. The Spooky Cat Stamp Set, along with the coordinating Cat Punch and Spooky Night DSP, are part of the 'spook'tacular suite! 

We made two cards and two treat holders:

It wouldn't be Halloween without making a Frankie! This year I used the Lots of Labels Framelits to create a treat holder:

Here's the back of Frankie:

This is the first card:

Waste not, want not--the flip side of the circle that was cut to make the opening was used on the inside:

The second card is a window scene:

And, the inside:

The last project is a pizza box:

Of course the inside was decorated as well:

Easy peasy--just stamp the owl and rat onto the spooky DSP scene!

Well, if you have stuck with me this far, how about a few more pictures--here is the set-up for class:

And, a close-up of the table gift I made for everyone:

Refreshments are always served after class:

Lisa C. made these beautiful and delicious sunflower cupcakes:

That's all for today. I hope you were inspired by my Spooks and Treats Halloween cards and projects. Don't forget--two more days until Halloween!

Supply List: Basic Black, Lemon Lime Twist, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Very Vanilla, and Whisper White CS, Spooky Night DSP, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango, and Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Baker's Twine, Vintage Crochet Trim, Black Rhinestones, Delicate White Doily, Mini Pizza Boxes, Treat Tubes, 3/4", 1", Cat, and Everyday Label Punches, Layering Circles and Wood Crate Framelits, Hearth and Home and Mini Treat Bag Thinlits, and Spooky Cat Stamp Set

Saturday, October 7, 2017

World Card Making Day Stamp Camp

Happy Saturday and Happy World Card Making Day!

Today I had a Stamp Camp to celebrate World Card Making Day.

We made two cards:

In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we started with a Powder Pink card using the Ribbon of Courage stamp set. As birthday cards are the most requested and needed, the second card was a birthday card using the Window Shopping stamp set.

Take a look at the inside of the cards and coordinating envelopes:

Did you make a card today?

Happy crafting!

Supply List:

Basic Black, Powder Pink, and Whisper White CS, Powder Pink and Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Powder Pink Ribbon, Medium White Envelope, and Ribbon of Courage Stamp Set

Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo, and Whisper White CS, Flirty Flamingo and Island Indigo Ink, Flirty Flamingo Baker's Twine, Medium White Envelope, Window Box Thinlits, and Window Shopping Stamp Set

Sunday, October 1, 2017

October Online Hostess Code, WCMD Specials, DSP Special, and More!

Happy Sunday!

The October on-line order code is JHZYBDE9 and the thank you gift is a package of Foil Snowflakes (#144642 HC). If your order is $150 or more, you do not need to use the on-line order code, though you will still receive the thank you gift. You will receive your thank you gift in November along with your thank you card. Please note, if your order is under $150, you must use the order code to receive the thank you gift.

World Card Making Day 2017 is October 7 and to help celebrate, Stampin' Up! has some great specials from October 1 through 10. There is 15% off the Very Vanilla and Whisper White Note Cards with Envelopes and a selection of stamp sets (from both the Annual and Holiday Catalogs). Plus, receive two Fast Fuse refills with the purchase of each Fast Fuse. You may download the WCMD Flyer here or view/shop the specials here.

Did someone say FREE DSP?!?!? During the month of October, purchase three select packages of DSP and receive a fourth (of your choosing) FREE! You may download the flyer here or view/shop the sale here.

Are you subscribed for the October Paper Pumpkin kit? If not, you will want to make certain you are by October 10 so you can receive the first of two coordinating kits. Yes, A Season of Style will cover two months--October's and November's kits. The kits coordinate, but they also standalone. Though you do not need both kits to complete the projects, why not have two months of coordinating holiday crafting fun?!?!? You may purchase a pre-paid Paper Pumpkin subscription here or sign-up for a month-to-month subscription here.

October is the last month that Stampin' Up! is offering the exclusive Merry Patterns stamp set. You will receive this FREE stamp set when hosting a Stampin' Up! get-together with sales of $300. Not able to host a stamping get-together during October--no problem, this set can also be yours by placing a customer $300 order. To receive this exclusive stamp set, orders of $300 (before shipping and taxes) must be submitted to Stampin' Up! by 11:50 PM MT on October 31. The Merry Patterns stamp set is in addition to Stampin' Rewards! There is no limit to the number of stamp sets you may earn, though only one may be redeemed per order. You may download the Merry Patterns flyer here or view the stamp set in my here.

That's all my news for today. Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, September 22, 2017

June Thank Yous - Beautiful You

Happy Friday!

Today I am sharing the card my customers received as a thank you for placing an on-line order during the month of June.

This was a fun card to make. I made a reverse mask by die cutting the largest Layering Circle Framelit. With the reverse mask in place, I sponged the background and stamped the water. I used a Basic Black marker to draw the bikini lines and legs onto the Beautiful You image (I got this idea from another demonstrator, but do not remember who to give credit to). After fussy-cutting the image, it was adhered to the scenery and the sentiment stamped in Melon Mambo.

Here's a look at the inside and coordinating envelope:

The two-step beach chair, from the Seasonal Layers stamp set, was stamped in Crumb Cake and Melon Mambo on the inside of the card and the envelope. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Supply list:  Melon Mambo and Whisper White CS, Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, and Soft Sky Ink, Basic Black Marker, Watercolor Pencils, Whisper White Envelopes, Layering Circles Framelits, and Beautiful You and Seasonal Layers Stamp Sets