Sunday, September 30, 2018

Tags and Tidings

I recently had the pleasure of creating a display with the Tags and Tidings stamp set and coordinating Christmas Tags framelit for a meeting with 100 other demonstrators.  As many of you know, I host a tags class each December so I was immediately drawn to this set when glancing through the catalog.  The beauty of this stamp is that all 16 tags cut with one crank through the Big Shot.  Here's a Stampin' Up! video if you want to see this set in action.  But I wanted to think a little more outside the box and create some bigger projects.  Stay tuned for some closer images and some hints and tips!

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Quick and Easy Rooted in Nature with the Stamparatus

Have you tried the Stamparatus yet? It’s so easy to use — even on a super quick card.

After stamping these 3 leaves, I didn’t want to take my chances with a crooked greeting so I pulled out my Stamparatus.

 Place the card stock on the Stamparatus and hold it in place with the magnet.  Should you goof when  stamping the image, you can just re-ink and re-stamp.

Position the uninked stamp on the cardstock.   And shut down the flap on top of the stamp.  This will pick up the stamp in exactly the right spot.

Ink the stamp.

Close the flap, press gently and voilĂ !

There are so many uses for the Stamparatus and it's so easy to use.  I keep mine by my desk and pull it out often!  Click here to order your own right now!

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Reindeer Season's Greetings Christmas Card

I've always loved plaid so when I flipped through the Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper, this piece jumped out at me!  And it paired pretty well with a glittery reindeer!  I needed a bigger greeting so I pulled this favorite out of the Snowflake Sentiments.  

If you'd like some new Christmas DSP, check out the August buy 3 Get 1 Free special.  When you order select paper packs, you can get one free!  Visit my online store to check out all the papers eligible for this great deal.  

Snowflake Sentiments - Christmas in July

It is time for my annual Christmas in July Stamp-a-Stack next week.  I am holding out and not buying any of the new sets in the annual catalog because I just know the holiday catalog will have some amazing new sets in it!  So I pulled out Snowflake Sentiments, but I use the new color Merry Merlot.  I used Smoky Slate,  the Silver Metallic-Edge Ribbon and the Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits to create an elegant Christmas card.  

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

New Product

I finished school yesterday and today I played with my new stamps and colors.  Here are the 3 cards we'll be making at June's Stamp-a-Stack.  

Varied Vases Hello

I knew I would like Varied Vases and coordinating punch when I saw it in the catalog!  So when I got a chance to play with my pre-order, this was one of the first sets I pulled out.  (Demonstrators can pre-order from a select list of new items a month before the catalog is available -- ask me how).  I am planning my monthly Stamp-a-Stack with all new products this Friday, and this will be one of our 3 cards.  I think my stampers will love the new colors as much as the new stamp set!   

To help place the flowers exactly where I want them, I punched vases from scraps.  I place the scrap vase where I wanted it, and I stamped over the top.  I also didn't ink up the entire length of the stem on the shortest vase.  (I think this would be a great card to make with the new Stamparatus too)!

Monday, April 16, 2018

On Stage 2018 and New Catalog!!

Last weekend 3 of my stamping friends and I made an after work trip to Milwaukee for a Stampin' Up On Stage event.  It is always a whirlwind, but it's so much fun that it's totally worth it!

We got our hands on a copy of the brand new catalog, and in a week's time, mine has become a little dogeared.  It's one of the best yet!

We also got to try out some of the new products.

Here are some goodies gifted to me by my fellow demonstrators!

I made these cute little boxes for my roommates.

And here are the freebies I came home with after OnStage!!  One was in our bag when we checked in, 3 of them were different prizes and the rest were the items I got when we divided up the leftover make-n-take supplies!  Quite a haul!

And here are the wonderful people I am lucky enough to know.  If you'd like to get in on all of this fun next time, click here to join my team!!

When we finished up our make-n-takes our table went to the front to look over some samples and Shelli, the founder of the company, came up and put her arms around us and asked us what we thought of the new colors!!  We had a nice chat until it was time for her to go back up on stage.  What a fun bonus!

There is so much to look forward to in this catalog.  I'm pretty excited about the Color Revamp.  Every 3-5 years Stampin' Up will update the colors with either a refresh or a revamp.  So this year, in addition to 5 new InColors, we have a ton of returning colors from past InColors or completely new colors.

If you want to see if your go to color is retiring, click here and order right away as they are available while supplies last.  Click here for the list of retiring products.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Retiring Products List Released Today

Select products from the 2018 occasions catalog and 2017-2018 annual catalog are retiring-and this is your last chance to get them!  Products are available through May 31 or while supplies last. 

PDF of Occasions Catalog retiring products

PDF of annual catalog retiring products

If you place your order through my online store, the lists will be updated and only show items that are currently available

Every few years Stampin' Up! does a color revamp.  They move some colors around to different families, retire and add new beautiful colors.  The new catalog out June 1 will feature some amazing new colors!  Here are the colors that will retire with this catalog:  
    • Always Artichoke
    • Chocolate Chip
    • Elegant Eggplant
    • Island Indigo
    • Perfect Plum
    • Rose Red
    • Marina Mist
    • Pink Pirouette
    • Soft Sky
    • Tempting Turquoise
    • Tangerine Tango
    • Wild Wasabi
    • Wisteria Wonder

Stock up now on cardstock and ink refills.  In the past, these have sold out pretty quickly, so I recommend you don't wait long to place your order.  Be sure to use hostess code HU7YKTZ3 when placing an online order. Click here to place an order now. If you are ordering more than $150, you'll want to keep the hostess benefits for yourself, so please don't enter this code. Be sure to click "yes" for contact so I can send you a small thank you gift. 

Sunday, March 11, 2018

March Keep It Simple Cards

I'm definitely thinking spring as I type about my March Keep It Simple card class.  It's snowing right now, but there is promise of warmer weather later this week.  While my cards aren't overly springy, it certainly was on my mind as I was creating!

Thanks to some talented demos, I CASED each of these and made slight changes to all of them.  For those of you unfamiliar with the term, it means Copy And Share with Everyone.  So you never need to let a creative slump keep you from stamping a beautiful card.  Thanks to Fran Sabad for the tennis shoes, Katherine Anderson for the Celebrate You, Windy Ellard for the bird's nest and Amanda Bates for the mountain scene.

Email me if you'd like to join us to make these 4 cards Thursday night!

This month's hostess code is ZY9D76K6.  Please use this when placing an order to receive a small thank you gift from me.  If you are ordering more than $150, you'll want to keep the hostess benefits for yourself, so please don't enter the code. Be sure to click "yes" for contact so I can send you a small thank you gift! To Order Stampin' Up! Products On-Line 24/7, CLICK HERE!

Monday, February 19, 2018

Tutti Frutti Cards and Envelopes

I think one of the reasons I have fun designing for my Keep It Simple Card Class is that everyone only makes one card of each design.  There is never any worry about running out of DSP or accessories.  I can design freely knowing I have what I need for several people to make one card each.  It's an early night too because usually the cards are pretty quick to put together.  This month we still used the Big Shot several times and worked in the Rock and Roll Technique, but when just making one card of each, it goes quickly. 

This card used the Tutti Frutti Cards and Envelopes from the Sale-a-Bration brochure and the Picnic With You stamp set from the Occasions catalog. 

Monday, January 8, 2018

Party Pandas Birthday Card

Who wouldn't like getting this cute Party Panda in the mail?  I've combined it with Bubbles and Fizz Designer Series Paper for this cheerful little greeting.  Both of these products are Sale-a-bration items available for you to choose when you spend $50 or more.  

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Heartfelt Blooms Sympathy

This beautiful Heartfelt Blooms stamp set is one of the choices you could make from the Sale-a-bration catalog when you spend $50.  It's such a beautiful set and can create a quick card.  With three stamps of the flower and one of the words, the card is done.  I think we all are guilty of trying to make a card "just right" sometimes, when all we need to do is put the ink to the paper and put it in the mail.  

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