Wednesday, May 28, 2014

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What a great time to join Stampin' UP!  My Stampin' Amigos team is waiting for you!

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For a limited time you can join Stampin’ Up! for just $50 ! This amazing opportunity will only last until June 30, 2014, so take what you already love doing—stamping and crafting—and make a little money while you're at it!
When you join Stampin’ Up! during this limited-time offer, you’ll receive: 
  • $55 worth of products
  • A 30 percent discount on your first order*
  • A 20 percent discount on all your orders
  • Free Paper Pumpkin Kit
  • Free entrance to our annual Convention* (must be registered by the 20th of June)
  • Before June 2, 2014, you may also choose preorder items from the new annual catalog.
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And let's get creating TOGETHER!

Weekly Deals

Some great deals available this week; check them out:

Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack Item # 130132
Regular Price: $21.95 US/$26.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $16.46 US/$20.21 CAN

3-1/2 Inch Circle Originals Die Item # 121811
Regular Price: $17.95 US/$21.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $13.46 US/$16.46 CAN

Sweet Buttons Embosslit Die Item # 121813
Regular Price: $11.95 US/$14.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $8.96 US/$11.21 CAN

Natural Composition Specialty Designer Series Paper Item # 126917
Regular Price: $12.95 US/$15.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $9.71 US/$11.96 CAN

Full Heart Punch Item # 119883
Regular Price: $16.95 US/$22.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $12.71 US/$17.21 CAN

Typeset Alphabet Bigz Die Item # 127553
Regular Price: $89.95 US/$110.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $67.46 US/$89.21 CAN

Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Die Item # 123128
Regular Price: $7.95 US/$9.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.96 US/$7.46 CAN

Spring To Life Kit - Digital Download Item # 133026
Regular Price: $9.95 US/$10.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.97 US/$6.57 CAN
Everything can be ordered here.

Let's get creating!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

An Open House Bookmark

As noted in a previous post, I hosted an Open House on Friday to introduce my customers to our brand, spankin' new 2014-15 Catalog!  What fun we had playing with new goodies!

Here is one of the projects, highlighting the Tag Topper Punches:

This simple, cute bookmark was made using the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, and couldn't be easier!  Taking a piece of Whisper White card stock cut to 6" x 2" (and actually just a SLIVER less than 2" to have it fit perfectly into the punch) insert one end into the punch.  It makes the scalloped end AND the little hole for the ribbon at the same time!  This is the perfect punch to use for any length tag, and is especially good for journaling tags in your scrapbooks. 

We added three strips of the Retro Fresh Washi Tape (yea!  This will be back in the new catalog).  And stamped our sentiment from Yippee Skippee in Tangerine Tango.

To make our medallion, we first punched the butterfly using the Elegant Butterfly punch in Whisper White card stock.  Then we used Circle Framelits to cut it into a circle.  For the Coastal Cabana ring, we first punched the card stock with the 1-3/4" circle punch, and then used the next size framelit to cut the circle.  The butterfly piece was glued to the ring using a 2-way Glue Pen, and the piece was added to our bookmark using Dimensionals.  Finally a Rhinestone Basic Jewel was added to the center and the beautiful Tangelo Twist Satin Stitched Ribbon was tied with White Bakers Twine to top it off.

A fun and useful project that would also make a cute gift for that special reader in your life. 

All supplies can be purchased here.

Let's get creating!

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Open House Projects

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!  It's a lovely day in California, and I look forward to spending some time with family.  Hope you get to do the same.

I hosted a new product Open House on Friday evening.  I had lots of goodies to share from our new catalog, and everyone got to play; they then went home with the new catalog to drool over :)

I also had projects for them to experience first hand our new "toys", and I want to share them with you over the next few days.

First up:  New In Colors and Work of Art!

The new In Colors are absolutely luscious, and such a difference from our other current ones of tropical hues.   I offered a card using the new Work of Art stamp set (love this!  It's SO versatile!) and the new colors, including Mossy Meadow (the cut out frame), Blackberry Bliss, Tangelo Twist, Lost Lagoon and Hello Honey.  

This new 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon is to die for!  So smooth and ties like a dream.  Comes in all the new In Colors, and I know you'll LOVE them!

The cute  frame is from the On Film framelits collection (from the Occasions catalog, but not retiring fortunately).  It is cut and embossed at the same time.  Easy!  Popped up, it frames our Work of Art.

All supplies can be purchased here after June 2 when the new catalog goes live; however the On Film framelits are available now.

Let's get creating.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Retired Product Blow Out

I have posted a card for you below, but wanted to ensure you have an opportunity to purchase retired products at fantastic, "blow out" prices.  See this announcement:

Retired List Blowout Sale

  Get excited! We are currently offering a 25%-50% discount on many of the retiring products, not including those products that are no longer available. This will be live on May 22, but you have to act fast, as this special offer is only available until June 4, 2014. If you missed out on a product the first time, this is your last chance to get it before it's gone for good!

Please order your products here.

Then scroll down to see today's post...

A Special Anniversary

My parents are celebrating their 63rd wedding anniversary on Monday.  What?  Sixty-three years together as a married couple?  WOW!  And after having spent some time with them over the past 2 weeks, I know they are more in love today than they were 63 years ago.  It's so sweet to see...

So I made a special card for them, based on one I had seen on Stampin' Connection (a private website of fantastic ideas just for Stampin' UP demonstrators).  Look here:

Taking a piece of Whisper White textured cardstock, I cut it into a square, 5-1/2" x 5-1/2".  I then used the Window Frame Framelits, the middle-sized one, and my Big Shot and cut out the window in the center.  I also cut a piece using the Lattice Bigz Die, also with the textured card stock.  This was adhered to the back side of the window.

My card base is 5-3/4" x 11-1/2" (I used 12 x 12 paper), folded in half, on which is adhered a piece of the Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper.  I struggled with which side to use, as the other side had lovely Tangerine Tango and Daffodil Delight flowers, but it seemed too busy. 
My lattice/window piece was added with Dimensionals, so it looks like a window overlooking a sunrise.

Using the new trio punch (available 6/1!) I punched little flowers from Crushed Curry, Soft Sky and Island Indigo cardstock. 
 The Little Leaves sizzlet (now sold out and no longer available :(  ) cut some leaves from Pear Pizzazz.  These were all adhered with Mini Glue Dots to the side of the card.

I have the new Blendabilities alcohol markers, coming soon, and colored some Rhinestone Basic Jewels for the flower centers.  So pretty!

Finally a sentiment:  from Express Yourself (soon to be "vintage" when the catalog retires 6/1).  This was stamped on a small strip of Whisper White, using Island Indigo ink, and I used the Mosaic punch to create the ends (feed your paper in from the top of the punch--actually the bottom, but I hold my punch upside down so I can see the opening).  After adhering it with Dimensionals I added two plain rhinestones.

Now I was sure I had another piece of DSP to make my envelope and lo and behold!  I was out!  NOOOOO!  Fortunately I had another piece with coordinating colors, so this became my envelope (using the Envelope Punch Board--you gotta get one of these!). 

Happy Anniversary, Mom and Dad!  Yours is a true love story, and you are an inspiration to us all!

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And let's get creating!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Weekly Deals!

Crazy about ribbon? 
If your answer is "yes!" then take a look at these Weekly Deals!  Great prices on great ribbons...

Blushing Bride 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon Item # 131209
Regular Price: $4.95 US/$6.75 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.71 US/$5.06 CAN

Basic Gray 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon Item # 126879
Regular Price: $4.95 US/$6.75 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.71 US/$5.06 CAN

Wild Wasabi 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon Item # 126873
Regular Price: $4.95 US/$6.75 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.71 US/$5.06 CAN

Pear Pizzazz 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon Item # 131208
Regular Price: $6.95 US/$9.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.21 US/$7.13 CAN

Early Espresso 1/8 Inch Taffeta Ribbon Item # 119959
Regular Price: $5.95 US/$8.25 CAN
Discounted Price: $4.46 US/$6.19 CAN

Whisper White 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon Item # 126877
Regular Price: $4.95 US/$6.75 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.71 US/$5.06 CAN

1-1/4" Burlap Ribbon Item # 132140
Regular Price: $7.95 US/$9.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.96 US/$7.46 CAN

Made From Scratch Recipes Designer Template - Digital Download Item # 129004
Regular Price: $17.95 US/$19.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $10.77 US/$11.97 CAN

International Bazaar Photobook Template - Digital Download Item # 130875
Regular Price: $14.95 US/$16.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $8.97 US/$9.90 CAN

Go here to order.

And let's get creating!

Friday, May 16, 2014

One More Mother's Day Card

For my daughter-in-law, a wonderful mother to two of my dearest grandsons, I created a Mother's Day card using (almost) all new items.

Starting with a base of Baked Brown Sugar, I added a layer of Crisp Cantaloupe (note the cute little wavy edge--adding the Stampin' Trimmer Rotary Addition to my paper trimmer allowed me to use the Tiny Wave Stampin' Trimmer Rotary Cutting Blade), and then added another layer of the pretty new Lullaby Designer Series Paper, soon to be released in the new 2014-15 Catalog! 

 Flowers were created using NEW Hello Honey cardstock and a new punch (along with Crisp Cantaloupe and Baked Brown Sugar, and a Boho Blossoms punch).  A Candy Dot in the center, created my blossoms, which were added with Mini Glue Dots and Dimensionals.

  The card was then all tied up with the new Crisp Cantaloupe Thick Bakers Twine.

Oh, and do you see the sweet heart paper-pierced on the card?  I used the Occasions Paper Piercing Template and my Paper Piercing Tool.  So easy!

My sentiment is from a "vintage" set, Something to Celebrate, stamped in Baked Brown Sugar on Crisp Cantaloupe, with flagged ends. 

Can't wait to show you more of my new "toys"!  The new catalog is terrific. 

But if there is anything you want from our current catalog or the Occasions Catalog, order now--they both end on June 1st--it'll be here before you know it.  Go here to order.

Let's get creating!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Another Thank You!

Here's another Thank You card that I made for one of my secretaries at work:

Kristina always does a "bang up" job for me, coordinating meetings, creating report templates, and ensuring I have everything I need.  So when we celebrated Administrative Professionals Day a few weeks ago, I created a special card to say, "thanks!".

I started with a piece of Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper, on which I stamped and embossed the BIG "Thank You" from Another Thank You (photopolymer set that will be released in the NEW 2014-15 Catalog).  It was stamped in Versamark, and embossed in Tangerine Tango (soon to be retired!).  This layer was adhered to a piece of Tangerine Tango, and I punched some holes through which to tie the Daffodil Delight Seam Binding Ribbon into a bow.

Next I stamped the blossoms from Stippled Blossoms (what a beautiful set!), using Daffodil Delight and Tangerine Tango inks (2-step stamping).  These were "fussy cut", and I repeated with the leaves in Pear Pizzazz and Gumball Green (also on the retiring list!).

I layered the flowers on the card using Stampin' Dimensionals, and some Pearls Basic Jewels were added to the center.

A pretty way to to say "thanks" to a special person.

All supplies can be purchased here.

Let's get creating!