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Black Friday arrives early at Stampin’ Up!

Image   Stampin’ UP! has started the sales for Holiday shopping early this year!  check here for a large list of products that are discounted between now and December 2nd.  A Great time to start your holiday shopping for your Crafty Family and Friends!   You can place an order on my online store HERE.  Use the Hostess code 9CDRP7DN and you might be the Mystery Hostess for this week!  I will be choosing a mystery hostess on Sunday!   Happy Shopping! signature line-003  

Flower Shop Stamp Set & Massachusetts TAX Holiday

It is the second weekend in August again and that means no Sales TAXES in Massachusetts!!  Yay!!
So – I have opened an order with a Hostess code of ES9TE9Q2 for the weekend.  So this is a great time to stock up on those items that you would like, TAX FREE! …. and one of you will be the lucky Mystery Hostess and receive the Hostess benefits for the weekend!  I have one order already!  It could be you!
So how do you use the hostess code?  Go to my online store and order your items.  At the bottom left of the order screen, you will see a place to enter the hostess code ES9TE9Q2.  The order will say Mystery Hostess as I will be drawing a name on Sunday for one of you to select the hostess benefits!!  So I may be calling you on Sunday evening!
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So this is a good time to let you know that the August Featured Stamp Set is Flower Shop.  If you order $35 in product then I will send you the directions for these 4 cards.  The items that you need for these cards are:
Flower Shop Bundle (stamps and punch)  132727  wood  $33.95
                                                                                     132726  clear    28.75
Gingham Garden Designer paper                 129310             10.95
Gingham Garden Washi Tape                        129314              4.95
 Argyle Embossing Folder                                127750             7.95
And no – I didn’t use any ribbon on these cards.  I have to admit that I am really liking the Washi tape now that I have used it a few times!  I can see why it is becoming a paper crafting staple!
I previewed these cards last night with a few friends on the Cape.  They were a big hit!!
Have a great weekend!!
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Graduation is coming

This morning I am posting a cute graduation card that I CASED from my downline Michele Lacerda.  Michele 100_9115 made this really cute card for me with the owl punch.  I thought what a great grad card that would be.  So I added a graduation hat to the owl. The graduation hat is from the Sock Monkey accessory set.  I just love the accessory sets!!  Always some good individual stamps that you can use for something just like this! I love the combination of colors and the texture with the square lattice folder.  The colors are cherry cobbler, daffodil delight and chocolate chip on a layer of crumb cake. I searched through my scraps of designer paper for a tiny piece with the right pattern to make the front of the owl. So this card is now out on Etsy!  Thanks Michele for the idea!   signature line-red    

Just Because Handmade card

I am getting the hang of WordPress.  I hope that you like my new blog! So this week I participated in Mary Jo’s sketch challenge at www.technostamper.com. 07 Tuesday, January 29, 2013 12.56.09 PM   I have to say that I really liked this sketch!!  So I used my current favorite paper from the Spring Catalog which is Poetry Prints.  I  love the colors and designs in this pad of designer paper.   I also used the March Best of Stamp set which is Best of Flowers.  That hydrangea was one of my all time favorite floral images so of course I had to use that!   For colors, I used Raspberry Ripple cardstock and Lucky Limeade.  THese are two of the current in-colors that are incorporated into this designer paper.  That is the one thing that I really love about Stampin’ Up! designer paper, is that all the colors coordinate with the card stock. 100_9096 I stamped the image in Raspberry Ripple ink on vanilla cardstock.  I used a blender pen and picked up a little ink from the raspberry ripple ink pad to fill in the flower.  I used just a touch of lucky limeade ink to fill in the leaves on the image. And I used the Masking technique to bring the hydrangea in the center out front and center.  To do this, stamp the hydrangea image on a post it note and cut around the image.  Stamp the image on your cardstock and then place the post-it over the image and continue stamping around it. When you pull the post-it note off, your first image will be in the front. Then of course I had to add a little dazzle to the card!  What is a card without bling??  I used a glue pen and lightly dabbed the flowers and sprinkled a little dazzling diamonds glitter on the flowers.  I didn’t completely cover the flowers, just dabbed them.  I know that these pictures don’t do this card justice! 100_9097 Here is a close up of the flowers. I love the layers on this card too!!  Great sketch Mary Jo!!   Stay tuned as I think I will be designing some card layouts to use with this Floral Set!!   Enjoy!  I can’t wait to see what my fellow stampers have designed!!   signature line-red
Are you in the US and don't currently have a demonstrator? I would love to be your Demonstrator. If you place an order that is under $150 and use the hostess code PVD3GPFP and I will send you a 6x6 sampler of the new Be Merry Christmas Designer paper. Of course if your order is over $150 then claim the hostess benefits for yourself!