Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Sneak Peek! Shhh...

So are you ready for a little peak at what's to come?

I recently attended Stampin' UP!'s On Stage event, a mini-convention where demonstrators from all over the west coast gathered to catch a glimpse of new products to be released in January.  We got to see samples, play with new items and (best of all!) got a copy of Occasions, the new catalog to be released on January 4!  Does it get any better than that?  Yes!  I also got to pre-order a sample of some of the new products so I can play with them and show you what's coming!  Yippee!

So here's my first creation:

Love it!

Balloon Adventures will be a hit for those of us who send birthday cards--and who of us doesn't?

This great set coordinates with the previously released Balloon Bouquet Punch, but also has a set of Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits Dies!  Whoo hoo!

Now at On Stage, I got to experiment with some of the products from the Party Animal Suite--here is what we made:

The Party Animal Designer Series Paper is loads of fun in bright colors.  But look at this:

See that little party hat?  That is one of the Party Animal Embellishments (there is also a red balloon), little enamel hats to hang on your cards.  So cute!

But wait!  There's more; look at what happens when you open this card:

The Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits create the perfect pop up card to celebrate a special occasion!

So when I was creating my card at home, I cut the same balloon pop up piece, but chose to eliminate the sides, and use it as a focal piece on the front of my card:

Some more Party Animal designer series paper, but instead of stamping my balloons, I used the thinlits and cut out a striped and polka-dotted balloon.  Then I stamped the Pumpkin Pie balloon with the Balloon Adventures set, along with the banner and sentiment, and I was good to go!

I popped up the whole diecut piece with Foam Adhesive Strips.

And inside:
Just a little more celebrating!

I can't wait to play some more--this is a really great set; the suite features the stamps, thinlits, designer series paper and embellishments, as well as washi tape and new Emerald Envy ribbon!

Coming January 4th!

I'll have Occasions catalogs for my customers in December.  Not my customer?  See your Stampin' UP! demonstrator for your copy.  Don't have a demo?  I'd love to be yours - contact me and I'll make sure you get one.  You NEED to see what's coming soon!

Monday, November 28, 2016

Last Day - OnLine Extravaganza

Have you completed your shopping?  No?  Well today's the day!  It's the last day to save on Stampin' UP!s OnLine Extravaganza.


And there are some last-minute Door Buster items:

Here is the list of everything else on sale - ends today!  You won't want to miss these prices:

 All items can be ordered here.