Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Weekly Deals & an amazing Instagram card!

Well, we're out of school today due to "... threat of inclement weather".  This makes me laugh.  I just hope it starts icing up about noon, so they're justified in that assessment, otherwise, we've used a snow day on a rain day.  Oh well.  This gives Samantha the day to finish up some scholarship applications and maybe clean her room (yeah, right).  I'm hoping to get to the back later this morning to deposit our final year of GS cookie money -woohoo!

We have some great new weekly deals good through Monday, so check them out here!

A Little Sumthin’ Sumthin’ Gift Box by Stampin' Up!
Price$13.95 $10.46
Decorative Window Gift Box
Price$4.95 $3.71
Extra Large Gift Boxes
Price$3.95 $2.96
Gusseted Cellophane Bags by Stampin' Up!
Price$4.50 $3.38
Lucky You Ensemble -- Digital Download
Price$7.95 $4.77
Natural Filter Paper by Stampin' Up!
Price$2.95 $2.21
Polka Dot Tag A Bag Gift Bags by Stampin' Up!
Price$3.95 $2.96
Sweet Treat Embellishment Cups
Price$2.95 $2.21

Our project today is from CrEW Stamper Laura Diamond.  I'm super inspired by this card and plan to make prom photo albums to look like these.  I'll post them when they're finished (supplies are ordered).  

Isn't this great?!  And perfect for those younger adults and teens.  

I'm loving all the detail on this card!

Here's Laura with her card - isn't she adorable?!
I know I say all my friends and stampers are cute and adorable, BUT THEY ARE!!!!!  And I love each and every one of them!!!

Here are the supplies used for Laura's awesome Instagram card:
Gorgeous Grunge and Project Life Remember This stamp sets
Soft Suede, Sahara Sand, Basic Black, Whisper White, Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive & Tempting Turquoise card stock, Silver Glimmer Paper
Soft Suede and Sahara Sand ink, White Gel Pen
Punches:  PL Corner Rounder, 1/2" Circle, 1" Circle, 1-1/4" Circle, 1-3/8" Circle, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack

Gorgeous Grunge Clear Stamp Set130517
Take a clean white canvas and start adding some texture and layering to it with the clear mount images in the Gorgeous Grunge set. You'll love the depth and movement you get with a little bit of grunge. Set Quantity: 5. First appeared in 2014-2015 Annual Catalog.

Project Life Remember This Photopolymer Stamp Set 
Project Life Remember This Photopolymer Stamp Set135786
Sometimes it's hard to remember exactly how you felt in the moment a photo was taken, but when you use the Project Life Remember This photopolymer set, journaling your photos becomes easier and you remember those picture perfect memories.
Set quantity: 16

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

President's Day and a guest stamper!

My car decided it needed some repair work on Sunday, so I haven't had my own transportation until John gets home from work.  This morning, Samantha mentioned a recognition ceremony she was in had been moved from Thursday to this morning.  I had no car, so I had nice walk to the high school and back.  Fortunately, it wasn't too cold, but a bit windy.  Not many parents attended, so I was glad I went.  They honored all the club Presidents with a certificate and some cake.  This had originally be intended to be held the day after Presidents Day, but weather hasn't been cooperating.  Here are a few photos:

Samantha is on the back row, 4th from the right.  

Today's CrEW Stamper is Deanna Barton.  Deanna made this lovely card using our Hearts Collection Framelits.

I love the soft combo of Perfect Plum and Pink Pirouette.  She also used one of my favorite retired embossing folders and some of our retired organza ribbon.  

Here's Deanna with her card - isn't she cute?!
Hearts Collection Framelits Die 
Hearts Collection Framelits Dies125599
Cut your stamped images, create layers and frames! 6 layering dies. Largest image: 5-1/4" x 4-9/16".

Monday, March 2, 2015

4 New Sale-a-bration items & Butterfly Basics!


For the first time ever, Stampin'Up! has added 4 new items to our Sale-a-bration sale!  Until the end of March, purchase $50 in merchandise and get a FREE item from our Sale-a-bration catalog or our 4 new additional items below!
In Color Accessory Pack by Stampin' Up!

In Color Accessory Pack138637
Includes Thick Baker’s Twine, 4.6 m ea. of 5 colours; 30 small designer buttons, 6 ea. of 5 colours. Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon, Mossy Meadow, Tangelo Twist.
Sheer Perfection Designer Vellum Stack by Stampin' Up!

Sheer Perfection Designer Vellum Stack138639
24 sheets; 2 ea. of 12 one-sided designs. 15.2 cm x 15.2 cm. Translucent vellum paper ideal for showing off colours underneath. Acid free, lignin free.
Nature's Perfection Clear Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Nature's Perfection Clear Stamp Set139100
Set of 5. Coordinates with Sheer Perfection Designer Vellum Stack.
For Being You Clear Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

For Being You Clear Stamp Set139120
Set of 4. Coordinates with Hearts Border Punch (AC p. 222).
Today's project is from CrEW Stamper Sue Warrington.  She uses the Butterfly Basics stamp set and coordinating Butterflies Thinlits Dies.

I love the combo of the Blackberry Bliss, burlap and Pool Party.

A little closer look.  I like the strings from the Burlap ribbon looped around for an added detail!

Here's Sue with her card - isn't she adorable!
Supplies used:
Butterfly Basics stamp set 
Butterflies Thinlits Dies, Chalk Talk Framelits Dies
Blackberry Bliss and Naturals Ivory card stock
Crumb Cake and Pool Party ink, VersaMark ink
Pool Party Embossing Powder, Antique Brads, Burlap Ribbon

Butterfly Basics Photopolymer Bundle by Stampin' Up! 
Butterfly Basics Photopolymer Bundle138865
Bundle and save 15% with the Butterfly Basics Stamp Set and Butterflies Thinlits Dies

1-1/4" Burlap Ribbon 
1-1/4" Burlap Ribbon132140
Stylish burlap in a pliable ribbon. 5 yds.
Pool Party Stampin' Emboss Powder 

Pool Party Stampin' Emboss Powder129398
Turn stamped images into glossy raised designs. Just use VersaMark Pad, powder, and Heat Tool. 1/2 oz.
Antique Brads 

Antique Brads117273
20 brads: 4 ea. of 5 designs. 11/16", 5/8", 1/2", 7/16".

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Pertpetual Birthday Calendar!

I had planned to get these posted last week, but I ended up with 7 classes this week, so time just got away from me and I didn't get as much posted this week as I could.  My favorite kit in the Occasions Mini Catalog is the Perpetual Birthday Calendar Kit.  It comes with pre-printed numbered pages for each month, letter stickers, die-cut pieces, ribbon, embellishments, and more.  There is also a coordinating stamp set (I'll show that below).  I thought this would be a great kit for a class (and so did a lot more Demonstrators as they're now on back order - more below).  I did not use the coordinating set because I was lucky to have another set with the months and of course, tons of other stamps.   Just a note on the kits, because I know you're going to want one too - Due to the high demand, they sold out and were on back order.  Due to the dock worker negotiations in CA and Chinese New Year, they have not yet been replenished.  Because of this, the item number is currently turned off until we are guaranteed a shipment.  I will post here when they become available again.

I'll put the stamp set, colors used and anything else that was added outside of the kit.  I used the Project Life Day to Day stamp set for the months on the entire calendar.

Dotty Angles and Making Spirits Bright stamp sets, Jet Black StazOn aand Crushed Curry, Crushed Curry & Basic Black Markers, Basic Black card stock.  

You Plus Me stamp set, Real Red & Black StazOn ink, 

Gorgeous Grunge stamp set, Crushed Curry ink and marker, Pansy Punch (one petal cut to make a stem)

Cheerful Critters stamp set, Memento ink & Blendabilities.

Flower Patch stamp set, Melon Mambo, Garden Green, Crushed Curry, Pink Pirouette ink, Melon Mambo marker, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

Kinda Eclectic stamp set, Crushed Curry, Pink Pirouette, Lost Lagoon and Calypso Coral ink, Calypso Coral and Crushed Curry card stock, Bitty Butterfly & 1" Circle Punches, Rhinestone Basic Jewels.  

Project Life Point & Click stamp set, Real Red & Pacific Point ink

Ray of Sunshine stamp set, Crushed Curry, Hello Honey & Chocolate Chip ink, Whisper White & Chocolate Chip card stock, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, 

For All Things stamp set, Cajun Craze, Old Olive, Blackberry Bliss and Crushed Curry ink, Chocolate Chip card stock. 

Fall Fest & Project Life Holiday Cheer (bat) stamp sets, Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango, Cajun Craze & Black StazOn inks, Fall Fun Thinlits Dies, Garden Green & Whisper White card stock

Hardwood background stamp, Crumb Cake & Early Espresso ink, Gold Glimmer Paper, Crushed Curry, Early Epsresso, Crumb  Cake & Cajun Craze card stock, Linen Thread, Autumn Accents Bigz Die

Ornamental Pine stamp set, Mossy Meadown and Early Espresso ink, Whisper White and Mossy Meadow card stock.  

Project Life Day To Day Photopolymer Stamp Set135785
Get started with Project Life and the Day to Day photopolymer set that will help you keep track of seasons, dates, and days of the week.

Set quantity: 42

First appeared in 2014-2015 annual catalog.

Perpetual Birthday Calendar Photopolymer Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! 
Perpetual Birthday Calendar Photopolymer Stamp Set137167
Don't settle for a mass-produced calendar--make your own. This set includes the months of the year and 12 background images for a little something extra. Set quantity: 24.
**When (and if) the Perpetual Birthday Calendar Kit comes in, I'll post it here!