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I am so excited!!  Our 3rd Full Day of Crafting Fun is coming up!  January 27th from 9am to 7pm.  That is 10 hours of Crafting fun!  You can print the Flyer HERE to share with your friends.

Early Bird Registration Closes on Sunday the 14th.  So Hurry up and register to save your spot at just $75 for the day!  You can register HERE.

Each Attendee will have 6′ of dedicated table space to work on your projects.  Breakfast and Lunch and are provided with lots of snacks throughout the day!  We will also be offering cheese and crackers with a dessert in the late afternoon.

We will have raffles available.  The Grand Prize is a FULL set of the new Stampin’ Up! Blends Markers! 

And of course there will be games throughout the day.

We have designed 4 FANTASTIC classes for the day!  I am so glad that I don’t need to choose which class to go to!  You can see the details and register for the classes HERE.


The First class is the Picture Perfect Card Class with Jeannie.

In this class you will make 10 cards with a gift box and gift card.  You will also receive a half a package of the Picture Perfect Designer Series Paper so you will have plenty of paper left to make more cards after the class!

in the Second Class you will make an Explosion Box with Margaret.

You will learn this beautiful technique for making these exquisite boxes filled with a surprise.  Sure to Wow your Family or Friend!


The Third Class is Movers & Shakers with Debby.
In this class you will learn how to make a shaker card and 2 different types of cards that Move! 

These cards a beautiful!!


The Fourth Class is Crosses of Hope with Lisa.  I have to say that this is one of my favorite new stamp sets in the Occasions catalog!

You will make 4 gorgeous cards with this new set and framelits…  Perfect for Baptism, Confirmation or Sympathy cards!


You can Register for the Day HERE.

You can Register for one or more CLASSES HERE.


Happy Stamping!

I hope to see you on the 27th!

Happy New Year! Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-bration are HERE!!

Happy Happy New Year!  I hope that you all had a fantastic Holiday season!     
It is that time of the Year!  The Occasions Catalog is here with so many fantastic ideas for the Spring!












You can see the Occasions Catalog HERE.

….and it’s time for Sale-A-Bration! You can finally order all of those fabulous products you have been waiting for!












You can see the Sale-a-bration Catalog HERE.

Of course, who can resist the FREE products which are available!   Sale-A-Bration is one of the biggest Stampin’ Up! promotions of the year with many ways to earn FREE products.  It runs Jan. 3 thru March 31.
Celebrate Sale-A-Bration in THREE Ways!!!
  1. You can earn FREE Sale-A-Bration exclusive products (click here to see your choices) for every $50 you spend, based on your total before shipping and tax.  NEW this year is $100 reward level, which gives you more flexibility and options for your free items.
    1. If you spend $50, you earn one free level 1 product.
    2. If you spend $100, you earn one free level 2 product OR you can choose two level 1 items.
    3. If you spend $150, you have the option to choose three level 1 items or one level 1 item and one level 2 item.
  2.  Do you have a BIG WISH LIST?  Place an on-line order of $250 or more and get $25 in additional Stampin’ Rewards.  You’ll also earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration product for every $50 you spend before shipping and tax.
  3. Purchase THE ULTIMATE BUNDLE and get 2 FREE STAMP SETS!  Now is the time to purchase the $99 Starter Kit  and join Stampin’ Up!  Build your kit with up to $125 in your choice of products – that’s $26 FREE.  Plus the kit ships FREE for another 10% savings.  As a Sale-A-Bration bonus, add your choice of TWO FREE STAMP SETS  from either the Occasions or Annual Catalog, any price.  (Host and Sale-A-Bration stamp sets are excluded.)  There is NO risk, NO obligation to purchase more (but you’ll have at least a 20% discount if you do), and  NO penalty to drop!   Purchase the kit through me and become a member of my Stamping TEAM! JOIN HERE.
Ready to place an order?   If your order is under $150, use the Host Code JVTFATCV and I will share a sampler of the new Petal Passion DSP with you!  Of course if your order is over $150, then collect the Host Benefits for yourself!

If you have any questions, or need a copy of the Occasions Catalog, don’t hesitate to email me! 

Happy Stamping!

Variations on a Theme

Variation on a themeToday I am sharing a card that one of my downline’s, Margaret made.  She is one of the very talented designers on my team!  I have a great team!

Margaret designed the original silver card with the Pool Party Cardstock, Bermuda Bay layer and the silver snowflakes and silver Foil. 

I love this card and the way that she used half of a silver foil snowflake below the embossed snowflake.  Since the Foil Snowflakes from the Year of Cheer suite come in Silver and Gold, I wanted to try this card with the Gold Foil and the Gold Snowflake. 
I found 2 color combinations that I liked with the gold.  The first is a Powder Pink cardstock base with a layer of Cherry Cobbler cardstock.  The second is a Sweet Sugarplum cardstock base with a Cherry Cobbler cardstock layer. 

Here are the details on this card.  The card base is a 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ piece of cardstock scored at 4 1/4″ and folded in half to form the card base.  The second layer is 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ piece of coordinating color of cardstock.  Next is a 4″ x 2 1/2″ piece of the Merry Music Designer Series Paper from the Stampin’ Up! Holiday catalog. Next is a 4″ x 2 1/2″ piece of Silver Foil that is embossed with the Winter Wonder textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  A Foil Snowflake is cut in half and matched up with the embossed snowflake.  Then I used a piece of Pool Party ribbon for the Silver card and a piece of the Gold Metallic edged ribbon for the Gold versions.

The Message is stamped from the Snowflake Sentiment stamp set and cut with the stitched Circles framelits.  I cut two swirls from the Swirly Snowflake Thinlits dies in silver and gold.

That’s it!  A striking card that is now too difficult.

So which color combination do you like best?

Happy Stamping!

FREE Shipping on Everything Today!!

   FREE Shipping on Everything Stampin’ Up! Today!
 











24 HOURS ONLY!  Enjoy free shipping on ALL Stampin’ Up! orders!  Free shipping runs from Dec. 11 12:00 AM to Dec. 11 11:59 PM MT – that is 2am on Dec. 11th to 2am on Dec. 12th!

No minimum or maximum purchase amount!

FREE SHIPPING AGAIN!  YOU BET!  Today is your chance to stock up on paper crafting basics (card stock, envelopes, adhesive) and/or fill your wish list for the holidays!  It’ perfect for last minute gift giving, too!

  • Order as much or as often as you want ALL DAY.  Shipping is FREE!
  • STOCK UP!  Fill your wish list and stock up on basics like card stock, envelopes, stamps and ink!
  • Don’t miss out on additional savings with 10% OFF Bundles and the Stampin’ Up! clearance rack.
  • FREE products!  Earn Stampin’ Rewards when you spend $150 or more (total before shipping and tax).
  • Year-End Sales Event!  Dec. 1 – Jan. 2:  Retiring holiday product list PLUS discounts on select retiring and surplus items while supplies last.
  • Reserve a Stamparatus TODAY.  Learn more about the “Cadillac” of stamp placement tools and how to reserve one.
  • BECOME A COLORING ARTIST:  Stampin’ Blends Markers available NOW.
Ready to place an order?  If your order is less that $150, use the Host Code SQJKNCDV and I will send you a sampler of the new Petal Passion DSP that is coming out in the new Occasions catalog in January.  Of course if your order is over $150, then use the Host rewards yourself!  I love to share new product with my loyal customers!

Happy Stamping and Shopping!


 

Don’t Miss out! The Stamparatus is on it’s way!

So what is your #1 biggest problem when Crafting?  I know that one of mine is lining stamps up and getting things straight.

I can’t wait to get the new Stamparatus from Stampin’ Up! to help me line up my images.  Here are a few of the features of this great new tool:

Why do YOU need a Stamparatus?? 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

Stampin’ Up! knows that this product will be very popular.  So they have setup a Stamparatus reservation window to manage the release of this product.  This window will be open from December 5–30.  Whether the total number of reservations is 100 or 100,000, the window will stay open!  A couple of important facts to know about the reservation process.

  • 1 tool per customer (or demonstrator)
  • UPDATE!  Beginning March 19, Stampin’ Up! will ship the Stamparatus in the order the reservations were received (first in, first out) and continue through the next few months and beyond as product arrives in the warehouse. Because shipment dates are based on manufacturing lead times, not all of the reservations made during the December 5–30 window will ship on March 19 (as was previously announced).
  • Credit cards will not be charged until the Stamparatus ships from our facility. When you close your order, be sure to verify that your credit card and shipping information is correct.
  • The Stamparatus will be a regular product in the Stampin’ Up! 2018 Annual Catalog, starting June 1.

HERE ARE HELPFUL TIPS to reserve your Stamparatus. 
  1. Please go to my online store HERE.
  2. Create an account and/or be logged in before 2 pm MT on Dec. 5 (that is 4pm for those of us on the East Coast) for the fastest reservation experience.
  3. After clicking thru and reaching my on-line store above, Click on the Stamparatus Banner Ad, to be taken to the reservation page.  
  4. If you click the link early you will be notified the reservation window isn’t open yet.


Looking forward to teaching you more about the Stamparatus!

Happy Stamping!

the Stampin’ Up! Year End Sales Event is HERE!!

Happy December!     It is hard to believe that it is already December – but that means that the list of Retiring items for the Holiday catalog is out!  This is to make room for the new items in the upcoming Occasions (Spring) catalog!













This list is long and also has discounted embellishments and ribbons as well.  Note that embellishments, ribbons, etc. will go fast…  So if you want some of these items – don’t wait to order!!  You can Click HERE to see the complete list.

Based on this – there is a list of stamp sets and items that are carrying over for the spring.  This means that these items may be in the Annual catalog in June (but there is no guarantee).  Here is the list of Carryover items.  Thanks to Tami White for putting this list together!

Stamp Sets
ITEM    PAGE       DESCRIPTION               PRICE
145153   42           À moitié pleins (FR)      Clear Set $22.00 USD/$29.00 CAD
144999   42           Half Full                        Clear Set  $22.00 USD/$29.00 CAD
144996   42           Half Full                        Wood Set $30.00 USD/$40.00 CAD
145526   39           Ensemble à Noël (FR)  Clear Set $21.00 USD/$28.00 CAD
145416   39           Hearts Come Home      Clear Set $21.00 USD/$28.00 CAD
145413   39           Hearts Come Home      Wood Set $29.00 USD/$38.00 CAD
144967   45           Labels to Love               Clear Set $21.00 USD/$28.00 CAD
144970   45           Labels to Love               Wood Set $29.00 USD/$38.00 CAD
145034   26           Nuit à Bethléem (FR)     Clear Set $21.00 USD/ $28.00 CAD
145282   26           Night In Bethlehem        Clear Set $21.00 USD/ $28.00 CAD
144809   26           Night In Bethlehem        Wood Set $29.00 USD/$38.00 CAD
145169   49           Récolte au pinceau (FR) Photopolymer Set $21.00 USD/ $26.00 CAD
144783   49           Painted Harvest               Photopolymer Set $21.00 USD/ $26.00 CAD
145044    7            Prêts pour Noël (FR)        Photopolymer Set $27.00 USD/ $33.00 CAD
144823    7            Ready for Christmas        Photopolymer Set $27.00 USD/ $33.00 CAD
144948   47           Seasonal Chums             Clear Set $21.00 USD/ $28.00 CAD
144945   47           Seasonal Chums             Wood Set $29.00 USD/$38.00 CAD
145038   35           Souhaits en rafales (FR)   Clear Set $22.00 USD/$29.00 CAD
144820   34           Snowflake Sentiments       Clear Set $22.00 USD/$29.00 CAD
144817   34           Snowflake Sentiments       Wood Set $30.00 USD/$40.00 CAD

Accessories

145829    44           Envelopes 3×3                 $9.00 USD/ $11.75 CAD
144748    37           Foil Sheets Champagne   $4.00 USD/ $5.25 CAD
144687      5           Big Shot Quilt Top TIEF    $8.50 USD/ $11.25 CAD
144685    46           Big Shot Seasonal Tags Framelits       $29.00 USD/$38.00 CAD
144679      6           Big Shot Thinlits Christmas Staircase  $39.00 USD/ $51.00 CAD
144678    35           Big Shot Swirly Snowflakes Edgelits    $30.00 USD/$40.00 CAD
144676    26           Big Shot Bethlehem Edgelit                  $32.00 USD/$42.00 CAD
144668    11           Punch Everyday Label                         $18.00 USD/$23.50 CAD
144667    49           Punch Leaf                                          $16.00 USD/$21.50 CAD
144666    53           Punch Cat                                           $18.00 USD/$23.50 CAD
144645    44           Mini Pizza Boxes                                $6.00 USD/$8.00 CAD
144631    29           Ribbon Solid 1/8″ Real Red                $7.00 USD/$9.25 CAD
144628    13           Clear Acetate Boxes (NA)                  $6.50 USD/$8.50 CAD
144671    38           Big Shot Edgelits Hometown Greetings      $32.00 USD/$42.00 CAD

Ready to order?  If your order is under $150 then use the Host Code:  SQJKNCDV and I will send you a 6×6 sampler of the new Petal Passion DSP form the upcoming Occasions catalog.  Of course, if your order is over $150 then claim your own host benefits!

Sneak Peak and Holiday Shopping Update

So one of the advantages of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator is that we get to play with new stamp sets and Designer papers early!  This Petal Palette stamp set  will be in upcoming the Stampin’ Up! Occasions catalog in January.

Here are the details on these cards.

The card on the left uses Petal Passion Suite of products by Stampin’ Up!. This suite includes the Petal Palette stamp and thinlits (Petal Passion bundle)  with the Petal Passion DSP.  The card base is a piece of Pear Pizazz cardstock.  The Petal Passion Designer Series paper is black and white.  So I decided to add a little color to it by stamping the leaf from the Petal Palette stamp set with Pear Pizazz ink.  I stamped the Rose image from this stamp set twice on Whisper White cardstock.  The images are colored with the new Stampin’ Up! Blends markers.  I then added a little Wink of Stella to the Flowers to give them a nice sheen.
The flowers are cut with the coordinating Petals & More thinlits.  Each flower is mounted on a piece of Whisper White cardstock that has been embossed with the Petal Pair Textured Embossing Folder.  This piece is mounted on a piece of Berry Burst cardstock.  I used a piece of Berry Burst Metallic Edge ribbon and added one of the Petal Passion embellishments hanging from the ribbon. 

The second card is the same stamp and color scheme.  This card base is Marina Mist cardstock layered with a piece of the Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series paper.  This card has a piece of Berry Burst cardstock on the left side that has been embossed with the 2nd of the Petal Pair Textured Embossing folders.

So which card do you like best?  I am partial to the Marina Mist Card.

Are you on my Newsletter list?  Each Wednesday before Christmas I sent out a newsletter with a new Christmas idea.  I send out approximately one newsletter a week and I do not share my mailing list with anyone!   You can signup HERE.

Happy Stamping!

Cyber Monday – Free Shipping!

Don’t Miss Out on this 24-hour CYBER MONDAY Sale!

The SALE Begins tomorrow morning at 2am East Coast time (midnight MT) on Cyber Monday – November 27th. 

That is 10% off of your order!

If your order is under $150 then use the host code S9W6MBQN . and I will send you a sampler of the Petal passion DSP from the upcoming Occasions catalog!  Of course if your order is over $150, collect the Host Benefits for yourself!

Click HERE to place an order today! Supplies are limited so don’t wait!

Happy Stamping!

 

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  This is a card that I made a few years ago for a Fall swap using a Maple Leaf.

The Maple Leaf is stamp with Gold ink and embossed with Gold embossing powder on a piece of Cardstock vellum.  This is cut out and layered onto a piece of Designer paper that looks like Birch bark.

The background is the wood grain embossing folder.  You can brayer ink onto the inside of the embossing folder to add the color to the front of the cardstock.


I hope that everyone enjoys their Thanksgiving!

Talk to you soon!


Merry Little Christmas Handmade Card

Today I am sharing one of the handmade Christmas card that I made using the Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper and the Merry Little Labels Stamp Set by Stampin’ Up! for a swap in Salt Lake City at OnStage.  This handmade Christmas card is a center step fold card.

I love the elegant look of this Black and White Card for Christmas. This is most definitely a step out of the box for me with a handmade Christmas Card!  

Here are the details of this card!
Cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock to 4 1/4″ x 11″.
See below for a diagram for cutting the sides and the steps on the card. 

Warning – I had to cut this pattern a couple of times to get it right.  Then I would mark a piece and keep it as a pattern for the future!







1.  Score the cardstock at 4 1/2" and at 10".
2.  At the 9" mark - score in on each side 1".  To do this you will want to use the clear ruler that is on the top of your paper cutter.  Score into 1" and then raise the ruler and move the scoring blade to the 3 1/4" mark on the top ruler. Score to the other edge.
3.  Next at the 5 1/2" mark, raise the ruler and move your scoring blade in to the 1" mark on the top clear ruler and score to the 3 1/4" mark.
4.  Next Turn your cardstock and line up the side at the 1" mark.  Raise the clear ruler and cut in 1" from the edge of the score line at the 4 1/2" mark to the edge of the score line at the 10" mark.  Flip the cardstock and repeat on the other side.
Fold along the score lines.  You finished piece will look like this:



Now the fun part!  Time to decorate!

The two Side panels are 1" x 4 1/2".  So I cut a layer of Basic Black cardstock to 7/8" x 4 3/8" and a piece of the the Merry Little Christmas DSP to 3/4" x 4 1/4".

The Center panel is 2 1/4" x 4 1/2".  The Basic Black layer is 2 1/8" x 4 3/8" and the DSP is 2" x 4 1/4".  The front is 1" x 4 1/4".  The Basic Black layer is 7/8" x 4 1/8" with a 4" x 3/4" layer of Whisper White and a 5/8" x 3 7/8" piece of Black DSP.

The "Let it Snow" is stamped with the Merry Little Labels stamp set.  I used Basic Black Archival ink on Whisper White cardstock.  This is layered onto a label cut using the punch on a piece of Basic Black Cardstock.  This label is layered on a piece of the Silver Glimmer paper cut from a medium die using the Lots of Label Framelits.

Last I cut the trees from Silver Glimmer paper using the Card Front Builder dies.  The deer is cut from a scrap of soft suede cardstock.

That's it!  A stunning WOW handmade Christmas Card.   Here are the products that were used to make this card:

Product List

Ready to place an order? Use the Host Code from the Order Button on the sidebar if your order is under $150. Of course if your order is over $150 then claim the Host Benefits for yourself.

Happy Stamping!


It time for Stampin’ Up!’s Online Extravaganza!!!

Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza 2017

It’s time for Online Extravaganza 2017!!!  Stampin’ Up!’s Online Extravaganza Sale only happens once a year,  so get ready to make the most of it! For one week only, November 20-26, you can save on select products.  You won’t want to miss out on this great opportunity to stock up and save! But please note, some products are available only while supplies last!

We are kicking off the Online Extravaganza with a STAMP SALE!!! Select stamps will be 20 % off.   The Stamp Sale starts November 20 12:00 AM MT and ends November 20 11:59 PM MT. 
So check it out now!!

Ready to place an order?  If your order is under $150 then use the Host code S9W6MBQN  and I will send you a sampler of the upcoming Petal DSP from the Occasions catalog.  This DSP will not be available until January! 
Of course if your order is over $150 then collect the hostess benefits for yourself!

Happy Shopping!

Stampin’ Up! On stage

Made it to Salt Lake City with Jeanne Nielsen.

Got together with friends from around the country this morning.   Jeanne Nielsen, me and Christine Josti.  Jeanne is on my team and we are traveling partners!  Christine is another Boston based demo that we get together with! Kathie Durgan from Washington State with her upline Joan make up the back row!


Here we are at the convention center waiting for everything to start!












Then there is a great thing called prize patrol!  When you register you are assigned a random color and then during the sessions prizes are given out to various people based on the color they were assigned.   I was Calyso Coral which happened to be the first color called!

On Saturday it was Jeanne’s turn!



























on Thursday evening there was a dinner for Stampin’ Up! Leaders!  Here we are on the bus to dinner!  Lynn from Down under joined us too!




Then on Friday Jeanne and Christine got to walk across stage to honor their promotion to Silver Elite!!  So happy for both of them! This is a big achievement in the Stampin’ Up! world..




So much fun!  But we have been to a few classes too and learned about some great new products that will be available in January!!  Not all play!

I will post some of our samples starting next week!

Want to join my team?  We have a lot of fun!  Contact me for more information!

Happy Stamping!


Back by popular demand……


I participated in an Artisan Craft Fair a couple of weeks ago and had many comments about the two types of handmade papercrafted Christmas trees that I have made in the past couple of years.

So I am bringing them back – I have 3 sets of the boxes for the to make the Advent Tree with the boxes. 

I do need to prep for the Christmas Tree made from Designer paper – so I do need a count form this tree as well.  Otherwise, I can’t guarantee that I will have supplies left for this tree.

The classes is going to be on Friday November 17th during the day from 10am to 3pm or in the evening at 7pm.

You can Register below for either class:
Christmas Tree


Interested in the instructions for either Christmas Tree?  Either PDF is $7.95

Folded Paper Tree – $7.95

Advent Tree – $7.95



Have fun with the trees & Happy Stamping!

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Love the At Home with You Stamp set?

Do you love the At Home with You Stamp set??  At Home with You is one of my favorite sets from the new catalog!  There are so many different projects that you can make with this set and the coordinating thinlits!  You can make anything for any season or occasion!  This has to be one of the most versatile stamp sets in the new catalog!

One of the things that I love about this stamp is that you can cut the Door so that it opens and shows the inside of the house!


And Voila!  Check out the inside of this Beach House made with the At Home with You Stamp set!










I do have to warn you that this class is not an easy class.  These are very advanced cards and they do make use of a couple of stamp sets.  You can substitute similar sets for some of the designs.

The 3 primary stamp sets and thinlits used to make these cards are:
  • At Home with You
  • Ready for Christmas
  • Colorful Seasons

You can check out the details of this class HERE.

Enjoy and Happy Stamping!


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