Friday, August 29, 2014

2 Christmas cards!

Hi Everyone!  Today we have 2 cards from a mother/daughter team.  They were swap cards at the Christmas in August event last Saturday.  This first card is from mom, Deanna Barton.  She used a combination of current and retired products for this fun holiday card.

The paper is Season of Style DSP from last year.  I love how she threaded a strip of the DP through the openings in the Chevron Border Punch.  

These awesome Ornament Keepsake Framelits Dies were on the carry over list.  The ornament can also be removed and used as a tag or ornament.  
Supplies used:
Word Play stamp set (retired)
Whisper White CS, Season of Style DSP, Vellum CS
Ornament Keepsake Framelits Dies (retired), Chevron Border Punch, Arrows Embossing Folder
Cherry Cobbler ink, Gumball Green Marker, Silver elastic trim (retired), Brights Eyelits (retired)

Daughter Dalynn Turner made this adorable card for her swap.  Can you tell they love their Big Shots?  Dalynn won a Big Shot from me during a promotion.  I think the embossing folders are her favorite.

The DSP is from Season of Style (retired).

Here's a little detail on how cute the Vellum CS looks when run through the embossing folder. Some Rhinestones add just the right amount of pop.  
Supplies used:
Real Red and Vellum card stock, Season of Style DSP
Northern Flurry Embossing Folder, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Silver Mini Brads, Riding Hood Red Ribbon (retired)

Here are a few more photos of the sale tables:

Yes, Bridgette is shopping!  
Northern Flurry Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
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Transform your cardstock with a raised, textured design. 4-1/2" x 5-3/4".
Folder Arrows Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
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Transform your cardstock with a raised, textured design. 4-1/2" x 6-3/16".

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Last day for our sign up deal, Snowflake Thinlit Card & more Christmas in August!

Today is the final day of our Short & Sweet sign up special.  Sign up today for only $99 and get $150 worth of your choice of product!!! No further obligation!  See me today for more details.

Our project today is from Demonstrator Laura Diamond and features some of the new products in our Holiday Catalog which becomes active today - woohoo!   This card shows a great array of our All Is Calm suite of products.

This card is super sparkly in person.  I love all the silver she used on it. 
Without the belly band
A closer look at the gorgeous snowflake dies, sequins and stamp.
A little All Is Calm DSP for the inside.  
Supplies used:
Snowflake Card Thinlits Dies, Letterpress Winter stamp set (snowflakes & words)
All Is Calm Specialty DSP, All Is Calm Snowflake Embellishments, Frosted Sequins, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Silver Sparkle Dazzling Details, 5/8" Organza Ribbon, Silver Metallic Encore Ink, Soft Sky and Lost Lagoon Ink
Soft Sky, Lost Lagoon, Whisper White CS, Silver Foil Paper

Here are a few more photos to share:
Reta, Laura (featured stamper today), Bridgette, Kim and Susan

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I had a little gift for everyone who wore their CREW T-shirt to the event.  It was a fun little gift back using a little retired DSP, a fun no sew garland and a tag.  Inside as was a roll of Washi Tape, some ribbon and paper bows.  Plus they can use this awesome gift bag again.  The words are from the Christmas Messages stamp set on the Holiday carry over list.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Origami Christmas and more photos!

Today's card is from Carrie Ray and was her swap for our Christmas in August event.  I love the origami fold on this tree.  I also love the awesome star on top that was a left over from her July Paper Pumpkin kit  - way to go Carrie!

I love the use of our DSP (retired), and this would look great with some of our new holiday DSP coming out in a couple days.  

A little Silver Sparkle Dazzling Details adds some great bling along with the star.
Here are a couple video links from Stampin'Up! Demonstrator Robyn Correa on how to make this fun origami tree.  Part 1: and Part 2:

Supplies used:
Winter Frost DSP (retired), July Paper Pumpkin Kit, Silver Glimmer Paper
Whisper White, Basic Black CS, Island Indigo ink, VersaMark ink, Silver Embossing Powder
Labels Collection Framelit Dies, Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits Dies, Silver Sparkle
Dazzling Details, Curly Cute stamp set (retired)

Here are a few more photos from Christmas in August:
Carrie (our featured stamper today), Suzette, Kathy and Mary

Door prizes for everyone.  What're always the first prizes to go?  The cards of course!  
Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits
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Cut your stamped images, create layers and frames! Coordinates with Project Life Day to Day, Project Life Point & Click, Project Life Remember This Stamp Sets.
Labels Collection Framelits Die
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Cut your stamped images, create layers and frames! 6 layering dies. Largest image: 5-7/16" x 4-9/16". Coordinates with Apothecary Art, From My Heart, Memorable Moments Stamp Sets.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Visions of Santa and Weekly Deals - plus Christmas in August photos!

I think I'm finally recuperated from the Christmas in August event on Saturday!  I'll be finishing up a few kits tonight and had a class yesterday, one tomorrow and my downline meeting is tonight - yay!  I'll be sharing photos over the next week or so of the Christmas event, along with some great swaps and our projects.  The project I want to share today is my swap card using the new Visions of Santa stamp set.  This is one of my favorites from the new holiday mini catalog because it's soooo funny.  As soon as I saw it, I knew I had to make this card.  It took a while to figure out the logistics, but it was worth it.

I used a retiring set for the inside verse, but it was fitting.  
Here's the card in action:

Supplies used:
Visions of Santa stamp set(available 8/28/2014), Christmas Messages stamp set (Holiday Carryover List)
Black StazOn ink, Real Red, Smoky Slate, Old Olive, Blushing Bride ink pads,
Real Red, Old Olive, Basic Black, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer Paper card stock
1/4" Real Red Cotton Ribbon, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, Banner Punch, Blender Pens, Chalk Talk Framelits Dies.

Here are a few photos of the event:
A mother/daughter table - Lesia & Anna, Sherry & Tabitha, Deanna & Dalynn

Lynn, Lisa, Janet & LeighAnn

Our pot luck meal is one of the highlights of the event.  The food is sooooo good!!!!

Carrie kept in the spirit of Christmas with this adorable snowman cake!

Fun times with the holiday spreaders with crackers and spread.  

Blossom Punch
Price$16.95 $12.71
Chocolate Chip 3/4 Chevron Ribbon
Price$8.95 $6.71
Circles Collection Framelits Die
Price$26.95 $20.21
Clips Essentials Hardware
Price$5.95 $4.46
Marina Mist 3/4 Chevron Ribbon
Price$8.95 $6.71
Playful Polka Dots Kit --Digital Download
Price$9.95 $5.97
Vintage Faceted Buttons
Price$5.95 $4.46
For more information on our weekly deals, click here!  Check in tomorrow for more inspiration!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Short & Sweet!! Get $150 for $99!!


Who doesn't like a deal?  For one week only, you can get $150 worth of product for only $99!!  Woohoo - that's $51 of FREE merchandise!  Plus, your package will ship free, so that's another 10% savings!  Here are all the details:

Short & Sweet Starter Kit Offer - good one week only from August 21-28.

Get $150 of your choice of Stampin'Up! supplies for only $99.  You will also free shipping on your starter kit, along with catalogs and other supplies.

You will receive 30% off your first order of $150 or more in catalog merchandise if placed during your first 45 days as a demonstrator.

You can even add items from the new Holiday Mini Catalog and get them before everyone else!

Whether you're a hobbyist, want to hold a workshop or two each month, or are itching for another source of income, you immediately get 20% off all orders you place while active.

As an active demonstrator, you can earn free merchandise, purchase new items in advance and get a heads up on all upcoming specials, events and new products.  

You also have the opportunity to attend our group meetings every other month.  No obligation, just come and enjoy the sharing, make and takes, food and camaraderie.

No further obligation!!!  If you enjoy the discounts and perks of being part of the Stampin'Up! family, just make sure you have $300 total in orders by December 31st, and you'll automatically renew.  If you don't want to continue, do nothing.  There is no obligation to make further purchases, hold workshops or parties and no penalty for dropping.  

Click here for more information and to join now.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

How to CASE and a Special Challenge!

What is a CASE?  Copy And Share Everything!  What do you do if you see a card you love, but you don't have the stamp set to make it?  Well, you might go out and purchase the stamp set from me - which is best thing to do - ha.  BUT, let's say you need to make it right now to get in the mail today or you have a birthday party the next day and you can't wait - what do you do?  You CASE that card!  How?

1.  Pick a card that you really like.  It can be the color scheme, the layout, a special technique, or anything that makes the card special to you.

2.  Find similar colors or stamp sets that you can substitute. Find an embellishment you have on hand or a little Washi Tape.

3.  Make the card using the supplies you have and switch out stamp sets, colors or punches to create your own one of a kind card.

I spent the afternoon cleaning up some boxes of kits (some of you lucky ladies will be getting some things for door prizes soon) and other projects that were never finished.  I happened to find a make and take from Convention that I'd never made.  Here is picture of the card we were supposed to make:

This card used the Gorgeous Grunge set and the now retired Hello, Lovely stamp set. 
The supplies were in the package with the instructions, but the Hello, Lovely set is now retired, so what to do?  I have the Gorgeous Grunge set, so I just adjusted the colors a bit and made my own version.

Most of the colors are the same, but I used the new What's Up? stamp set, increased the size of the circle punch and added arrows with the new What's Up Punch.  Super simple and it just took a couple extra minutes to pick out the substitute supplies.  
Here's my challenge to you:  Case a card and email me photos of the sample and your new card and I'll post them here.  At the end of the month, I'll draw a name from those participating for a prize.  Include your name and address on the email.  Entries can be sent to: and put CASE Challenge in the subject space.  I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

Supplies used:

Gorgeous Grunge and What's Up! stamp sets
Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana and So Saffron Ink
Whisper White, Coastal Cabana and Crisp Cantaloupe card stock, Silver Glimmer Paper
What's Up Punch, Crisp Cantaloupe Thick Baker's Twine, Beach House Washi Tape,
Very Vintage Designer Buttons

What's Up? Clear Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
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Hey girlfriend! You're keeping it real, so why shouldn't you have a clear mount set that does the same? With phrases as comfortable as a long chat with your best friend, you'll find lots of reasons to heart it. Set Quantity: 8. First appeared in 2014-2015
What's Up Punch by Stampin' Up!
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Let our punches knock you out! All punch images are shown actual size.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Weekly Deals and cards for the church!

Weekly Deals
Elegant Butterfly Punch
Price$15.95 $11.96
Finishing Touches Edgelits Die
Price$9.95 $7.46
Honeycomb Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Price$7.95 $5.96
Silver Sparkle Dazzling Details
Price$2.50 $1.88
Squares Collection Framelits Die
Price$26.95 $20.21
Travel Journal Digital Kit - Digital Download - by Stampin' Up!
Price$9.95 $5.97
Twine Baker's Early Espresso
Price$2.95 $2.21
Vanilla Coaster Board
Price$5.95 $4.46

For more details on our weekly deals, click here!

Last night I spent a few hours making cards for St. Mark's.  They're letting us use their hall for our Christmas in August event, so I made them 50 cards and added a donation as well.  

I used the Crosses of Hope (retired) and Trust God stamp sets.  The insides are blank.  

I thought different colors and words would be useful, but felt they also needed just a hint of Glimmer Paper.  What do you think?  

These types of cards are also a great way to use up DSP.  

Trust God Clear Stamp Set126702
Let God into your life with the phrases and thoughts in the Trust God clear mount set. They'll help you find the right words to say when your faith needs a little lift. Set Quantity: 7. First appeared in 2014-2015 Annual Catalog.