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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

WEDNESDAY

Oops!  Almost forgot to post.  Time seems to get away from me.  Today's card is one I created for the Proverbial Stampers March Color Challenge.  Winner gets "happy mail" from our wonderful leader, Connie Heisey.

You can be part of this wonderful team by signing up to be a demonstrator NOW.  During Sale-a-bration you get:

Your choice of $125 of product
2 Free Stamp Sets
1 Free Paper Pumpkin Kit
Free Shipping
And all for $99!

THAT'S REALLY $271 of STAMPIN' SUPPLIES!

And you always get your 20% discount on products you order.  These things plus other great percs are great reasons to join.  Please contact me so I can give you more info on becoming a Stampin' Up Demonstrator.  Click HERE to join or contact me personally.

Now here is the card for today:


  • The colors to use were Night of Navy, Mint Macaron, and White. 
  • First I ran the white layer through the Big Shot with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder.  I used the Simply Scored to make raised lines on the side and the bottom and then laid Mint Macaron Ribbon in the center of the lines. The lines are 1/2" apart.
  • Then I cut out the flower and leaves with the Rose Garden Thinlits. 
  • Trace around the flower on a piece of shimmery white or plain white cardstock and cut it out, cutting on the inside of the trace lines. Using your sponge dauber or a section of a large sponge, color the white flower with Night of Navy Ink.
  • My final step was to go over the blue flower with Wink of Stella for a little bling.


Monday, March 27, 2017

MONDAY SAB COUNTDOWN!

Only 5 more days until Sale-a-bration ends!  Don't miss out on getting your favorite items or just those staples you always use.  Each $50 ordered entitles you to a FREE SAB item.  Here is a card using the Tasty Trucks FREE set.


To color the truck I used the new Watercolor Pencils and my Blender Pen. 
When you place a $50 or more order this month your name will be put in the drawing for winning a FREE set of these new pencils, so now is your chance! 
Use the Hostess Code at the top of the panel on the right side of this page or place your own Customer Order. Just a heads up - there are several SAB FREE items that are already gone - the glimmer paper, the card tin, and both of the embossing folders that were brought out for the third reveal.  However, there are still lots of goodies left so don't let that stop you.
You can click the Shop Now icon to order and you can also view all of the SAB items by clicking on the catalogs to the right in case you don't have the brochures. 
Get truckin' - you only have 5 days left!



Friday, March 24, 2017

FRIDAY FILM DAY

Click here to see a video by Sara Douglass, Stampin' Up CEO using the emboss resist technique with the Sale-a-bration Outside the Lines DSP.  You will have to scroll down on her fb page until you come to the one showing the DSP Emboss Resist Technique.  Couldn't get the video to load any other way.
This is an old technique and sometimes we forget to pull those "old" ideas off the shelf and use them.

Now here are a few cards I created using her technique.  My favorite is definitely the butterfly one.  I used several different stamp sets to get some different effects. 



Now you go ahead and try it and see what you can come up with.  Have fun!



Wednesday, March 22, 2017

WINTER'S OVER WEDNEDAY!

Spring is really here!  Yea!  That's one great thing and here is another:

There is a third group of FREE SAB products that has now been selected for you to choose from and HERE THEY ARE:

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The products numbers are as follows:
1473612016-2018 In Color 8-1/2” x 11” Cardstock
147365Party Animal Designer Series Paper
147363Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper
147364Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper
147362Party Animal Designer Washi Tape
147360Seaside Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
147356Sparkle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder                                

These products are from the regular catalog and have been brought out for you to use as your FREE product with your $50 purchase.  You must use the numbers that are listed here on your order.  The Tins and the Glimmer Paper are now gone.  So, if there is something you really want, please order ASAP because free items are only "while supplies last".

Here is a card using the Hey Chick Stamp Set, which is one of the original FREE sets and is still available for order.

If you place an order, please just order as a Customer Order instead of using the Hostess Code.  Your order will once again come directly to you.  Several people ordered this way instead of using the Hostess Code so I am not sure we will have the right amount for you to receive Hostess Benefits if I pull your name, as promised before.  I will, instead, pull a name from anyone who has placed a $50 order this month and they will receive a box of the new Watercolor Pencils as my gift to you.  Good luck and get that order posted before March 31st.


Monday, March 20, 2017

MONDAY

Today's post is a car I made for a niece and nephew who just had their second child - a little girl to join their sweet brother.

I used the awesome Falling In Love DSP  and the two sided Lace Doilies (both on pg 51 of Occasions Cat).  The stamp set for the message is Thoughtful Banners (pg 73 of Annual Cat) and the matching Duet Banner Punch.  The little dress is from the Baby's First Framelits.  The ribbon is retired - too bad because I loved this elastic, ruffly ribbon.

Can't wait to see this new addition to the family.

Friday, March 17, 2017

FREEBIE FRIDAY

Just another reminder that Sale-a-bration will end at the end of the month and your chance to get FREE products with each $50 ordered. 
One of the free products this year was the tin.  Unfortunately, they are sold out now, but I wanted to show you what I did with mine in case you got one already or in case they pop up again or if you see a similar one, you will have an idea for decorating.

I used Washi Tape to decorate on the white stripes.  For the top I used the Detailed Floral Framelit and the Dragonfly Thinlits for the lid and above the letters.  I put Glimmer Paper behind the large dragonfly and the letters.  The letters are from a retired set.
I will be using this for a golf auction prize next month.  It is filled with 36 cards.  Sure hope the winning bidder likes it!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

WINTERY WEDNESDAY

Well, we were part of the big snow storm last night and today.  It wasn't as bad as it could have been, but I always like one big snow so I was o.k. with all of it.

Even though I didn't come up with an idea from the flower show to spur me on to a card, the show was great.  It was a Holland theme and I had a great time.

The snow today and one of the pictures I took of birds around my birdfeeder did inspire me to make today's card.



The real photograph is of a Fox Sparrow.  They are so pretty and one of the largest sparrows.  They come through here around this time and stay for a little while before moving on.
I tried to make my bird look like the real one, but there is really no comparison.  You can't really duplicate Mother Nature.
I used the Best Birds Stamp Set and Thinlits.  I stamped the bird on watercolor paper so I could color with ink and the Blender Pen.  The background square is from the Stitched Shapes Framelits and then I cut out and stamped on one of the plain square framelits.  I put some White Gel Pen ink on the branch to replicate the snow.
Hope someone comes to dig out our driveway tomorrow so I can get to appointments.
Have a great day.






Monday, March 13, 2017

MONDAY

A quick post today as I am heading out and staying overnight with a friend to go to the Philadelphia Flower Show.  Maybe I will come back with some inspiration for a card.

Today's post is a card for my hubbie's birthday on Tuesday.  It is a little labor intensive, but so cute and definitely for a special person.


See you Wednesday!

Friday, March 10, 2017

FRIDAY

BREAKING NEWS! The upcoming April Paper Pumpkin Kit was designed by our very own CEO Sara Douglas! The kit will also include a FREE GIFT! I love surprises and I can't wait to get this kit!


Not a subscriber yet??? Give it a try with a 3-month pre-paid subscription (which is on SALE!) PLUS get a Sale-a-bration item!

Because the deadline for getting in on Paper Pumpkin and including the March kit ends today, March 10, I wanted to post this announcement. 
Paper Pumpkin is the MOST fun!  Placing your 3 month pre-paid order TODAY gets you March, April, and May kits.  If you want to begin in April and receive Sara's Kit as your first one, then place your order on Saturday, March 11. Ordering by the 31st will get you your FREE Sale-a-bration product.  Contact me if you have any questions. Go to the Paper Pumpkin picture on the panel at the right of the blog to order.








Wednesday, March 8, 2017

WEDNESDAY

Today's Sale-a-bration post is showcasing the Avant Garden Stamp Set.  This is another card we made at stamp camp this week. 


There is so much you can do with this simple little set.  And don't you just LOVE the Falling in Love DSP?!! It is so beautiful and with such soft colors.  I will show a picture at the bottom of the post.
Here we stamped the flower once with Blushing Bride for the center and then stamped off with the flowers on each side.  The rest of the colors are Sahara Sand and Soft Sky.  The Thinking of You message is from an old set that I absolutely use all the time - Sincere Salutations.  It came out a funky color because someone had not cleaned my stamp and when I went to stamp in Sahara Sand, this is out it came out.  Fortunately it blended right in.  The ribbon is vanilla and I think I found it on the Clearance Rack.  This card can be used for any occasion with a different sentiment stamp.




Here is a pic of the DSP which can be found on pg 51 of the Occasions Catalog.  You might want to get this before it retires.  Sometimes they carry over DSP, but not very often.  I sure hope they do with this pack!

Don't forget the March Hostess Code is at the top of the panel to the right.

Monday, March 6, 2017

MONDAY MARCH 6

This week I am going to concentrate on posts that use Sale-a-bration products since we are in the last month of this great annual event.  Today's post is a card we will be making at Stamp Camp this week.

This card uses several stamps in the Delicate Details set.








My camera doesn't do this justice.  The colors really pop.  This is CASED from a card I saw on Splitcoaststampers listed with BK Cards.  I changed the colors a little, used a larger doily and circles so my customers could use a different message if they wanted, used SAB FREE silver ribbon, and embossed the message in silver.










I also wanted to show you how I placed the stamps on the block.
This way you have all three and do not have to stamp so many times and worry about getting the designs on straight.  Do it once and you have all three designs.

Make sure you are getting your list ready for your order so you can get this FREE product or others that are available.    Click on the pictures in the right panel to see other FREE SAB products and click on the link at the top of the blog to go to my website and place your order.  The March Hostess Code is at the top of the informational panel to the right.
HAPPY SHOPPING!

Friday, March 3, 2017

FRIDAY

We made this card at our monthly Proverbial Stampers meeting last night.  I love how it showcases all the Sale-a-bration products you can get when you place your $50 order.

The SAB products on this card are the background DSP called Inside the Lines and the Any Occasion Stamp Set from the first SAB booklet, and the Sweet Sugarplum Glimmer Paper from the second SAB reveal.

Doesn't that make you want to get your order in so that you can get some of these great FREE products?!   Remember that for EACH $50 you order, you get to choose one of the FREE SAB products.

This card is so simple and yet so pretty.  You can also color the background DSP, which takes this paper to a whole new realm.

If you would like to place an order, go to my Stampin' Up website listed at the top of the page and do just that.  The Hostess Code for the month is K974CW2V.  Place your order and it will be sent directly to you.  This month, anyone who places a $50 or more order will have their name placed in the hat for a drawing to receive the hostess benefits once we reach $150.  Remember, that if you order $150 you will want to place your own Customer Order so that you automatically receive Hostess Benefits.
Have fun shopping.  Let me know if I can help in any way.  Sale-a-bration ends at the end of March so you don't want to miss out!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

WEDNESDAY

Today's post is a card I made for two of my high school girlfriends that share birthdays in February with me.  We don't see each other often, but we do at least touch base in February to wish each other a happy day.  This was a "biggie" for all of us so I had to make sure I sent a card.

This is much prettier and vibrant in person!  I used the Affectionately Yours DSP and the long strip along the side has shiny copper in it.  Then I embossed the numbers from the Number of Years Stamp Set in Pewter to make more bling. The design was created to meet the February Sketch Challenge for our Proverbial Stampers group.
If we don't like the number of years we are celebrating we at least need a pretty card.  Happy birthday to the 3 of us.