Thursday, July 24, 2014

New Clearance Rack Items, Sea Street, Maritime & Let Your Hair Down!

Click here for some of our great new Clearance Rack items!!!

Today's project use the new Sea Street & Let Your Hair Down (hostess) stamp sets along with the Maritime DSP.  This month, if you purchase 3 packs of Designer Series Paper, you get a 4th one for FREE!!!

This card was one of the Sea Street Class projects.  Super quick and easy to make.  The words are from the Endless Birthday Wishes photopolymer stamp set.   

I love making tags with my left over pieces of DSP, punches, etc.  I made these 3 tags using pieces of Maritime DSP, Silver stars and scrap strips of Real Red card stock.  I had some of these circles left over from a banner project, so I used one of our new hostess sets (Let Your Hair Down) for the words.  These will be going on a set of door prizes for a workshop next month.  
Supplies used:
Sea Street, Endless Birthday Wishes and Let Your Hair Down stamp sets
Night of Navy and Real Red ink
Maritime DSP, Whisper White, Real Red and Night of Navy CS, Silver Glimmer Paper
Night of Navy and Real Red ink/markers
Pearl Basic Jewels, 1" Circle punch

Endless Birthday Wishes Photopolymer Stamp Set
Endless Birthday Wishes Photopolymer Stamp Set137553
Make celebrations and birthdays a little more fun with this handwritten photopolymer stamp set. Recommended clear block sizes are A, B, and G (not included in the set).

Our photopolymer stamps offer a versatile all-clear stamping option. You'll find that our photopolymer is top-quality and gives a perfectly stamped image every time. The stamps stick amazingly well to our clear blocks and are easy to place just where you want them. And best of all, you get to enjoy tons of images for a great price!

Set Quantity: 27
Sea Street Clear Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
Sea Street Clear-Mount Stamp Set133988
It's time for a nautical party, a beach party, or a sea creature party. The Sea Street clear mount set will have you practically smelling the salty sea air and wishing for freshly-cooked fish 'n chips. Anchors away! Set Quantity: 8. First appeared in 2014
Let Your Hair Down Clear Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
Let Your Hair Down Clear-Mount Stamp Set133940
Grab one of these fun graphic text images for your next card. They're bold and beautiful and they've got a lot to say!

Set quantity: 5

First appeared in 2014-2015 annual catalog.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Weekly Deals and Boys Will Be Boys!

Weekly Deals

Bitty Banners Big Shot Die Framelits
Price$14.95 $11.21
Calypso Coral Celebration Add-on Kit
Price$9.95 $7.46
Celebration Basics Kit
Price$14.95 $11.21
Crushed Curry 3/4 Chevron Ribbon
Price$8.95 $6.71
Curly Label Punch
Price$16.95 $12.71
Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch
Price$15.95 $11.96
Pumpkin Pie 3/4 Chevron Ribbon
Price$8.95 $6.71
Summer Happiness Kit -- Digital Download
Price$9.95 $5.97

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Today I have 2 projects featuring the Boys Will Be Boys stamp set.  The first one is by Stampin'Up! Demonstrator June Leyendecker from San Antonio, TX.  You can check out her blog, Red Daisy Crafts, here.  

June also used the Calling All Heroes stamp set and the Banner Thinlit Dies.  Love this! 
The next project is by Maria Pobre. You can check out her blog, Stamping with Mia, here.  This is a super cute and quick card.  

I love the googlie eyes!  The DSP is from the Flashback Pack.  

Boys Will Be Boys Clear Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
Boys Will Be Boys Clear-Mount Stamp Set134138
Enough of the dolls and frills, this set is totally boy. From building blocks to parachuting soldiers, you can bet your little guy will love all of these clear mount images.

Set quantity: 7

First appeared in 2014-2015 annual catalog.

Calling All Heroes Photopolymer Stamp Set

Calling All Heroes Photopolymer Stamp Set138002
A nod to comic book excitement, this set has a full stylized alphabet with builder pieces to create your own customized superhero or villain. Recommended clear block sizes are A, B, C and I (not included in the set).

Our photopolymer stamps offer a versatile all-clear stamping option. You'll find that our photopolymer is top-quality and gives a perfectly stamped image every time. The stamps stick amazingly well to our clear blocks and are easy to place just where you want them. And best of all, you get to enjoy tons of images for a great price!

Set Quantity: 60 (2 piece set)

Monday, July 21, 2014

3 New Cards & DSP Sale!!!

Hi everyone!  We arrived home last night from a weekend in Nashville at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel.  The Frito-Lay Central Gulf Coast Region won the Doolin Award this year (best overall Region) and we were treated to a night at the hotel with dinner and entertainment.  We met some good friends who had just transferred from Virginia to Fayetteville, TN and Sunday morning we headed down there to see their new house.  We had a great time, but I'm glad to be home and am hoping to work on a few Christmas items today for the Christmas in August event.  I'll be putting details on my calendar later today and sending out an email invitation, so watch for it!!!

Our Designer Series Paper Special is still going on until the end of the month, so I wanted to show you some cards I received in the swap which highlight 3 of our new Designer Series Paper.  The first card is from Marti Crapo in Frederick, CO.  You can check out her blog here.

For this adorable card, Marti used the new Lullably DSP (133695) and the Kind Koala stamp set (134360).  Adorable!!
The next card is by Becky Tuttle from Fresno, CA.  You can find more about Becky on her blog here.  

Becky used the Maritime DSP (133696) which is one of my favorites and the new So Very Happy stamp set (134234).  I love the little red heart & rhinestones detail on the bottom right corner of the card.  
The final sample today is by Lori Skinner from San Antonio, Tx.  

Lori used the fabulous Flashback DSP (133699) with the new Big News stamp set (134018).  Lori also used the new Zig Zag Embossing Folder (133738) for the Hello Honey background.   

During the entire month of July, when you purchase three Designer Series Paper packs, you'll get one free. That's like getting $10.95 off your purchase!  This offer does not include the DSP Paper Stacks or Specialty DSP.  We have 8 styles to choose from and there's no limit on the amount you can order.  Now is the time to stock up!!!!  

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Stars are falling and new stamps!

I recently participated in a card swap with some amazing Stampin'Up! Demonstrators from around the country and they just arrived yesterday - woohoo!!!  I wanted to share 3 cards with a "star" theme today.

The first card is from Demonstrator Betty G. from Derby, KS.  She used the new Be The Star stamp set along with the new Hearts & Stars Decorative Masks to make this awesome patriotic card.
Main supplies used:  Be the Star stamp set, Hearts & Stars Decorative Masks, Stars Framelits Dies
The next card is by Demonstrator Nola B. from Westford, MA.  She used the new Pictogram Punches stamp set, along with the Hearts & Stars Decorative Masks as well.  

Nola also used the new Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack and the Moonlight DSP Stack.  A few Rhinestones finish off the card.  
Our last card was made by Demonstrator Andrea S. from Essex Junction, VT.  Andrea also used the Pictogram Punches set, along with the Something to Say stamp set. 

I love how she die cut a star, then used it to make the card while she spritzed Crushed Curry ink over it.  The strips of DSP on the background are from the Flashback DSP pack.  Awesome!!

Pictogram Punches Clear Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
Pictogram Punches Clear-Mount Stamp Set134264
Cuteness factor: check. Usability: check. Coordinating punch: check. The Pictogram Punches clear mount set is all of these things and more. You'll just have to play with it yourself to see. Set Quantity: 10. First appeared in 2014-2015 Annual Catalog.

Be The Star Clear Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
Be The Star Clear-Mount Stamp Set135734
Have you ever noticed that stars never shine brighter than when you really need them to? So encourage that little rock star and let others know what kind of star you see in them with the Be the Star clear mount set.

Set quantity: 10

Hearts & Stars Decorative Masks by Stampin' Up!
Hearts & Stars Decorative Masks133777
Not the ancient tribal kind—the spritzing, sponging, tracing, and embossing kind! Create backgrounds for scrapbook pages, cards, and more. Sized to fit an 8" x 8" scrapbook page.
I also wanted to share a couple new stamp sets that are not in the catalog, but in my online store:

Christmas Bliss Photopolymer Stamp Set

Christmas Bliss Photopolymer Stamp Set138897
Christmas imagery that is perfect for beautiful holiday cards and tags. Recommended clear block sizes are H, C, and G (not included in the set).

Our photopolymer stamps offer a versatile all-clear stamping option. You'll find that our photopolymer is top-quality and gives a perfectly stamped image every time. The stamps stick amazingly well to our clear blocks and are easy to place just where you want them. And best of all, you get to enjoy tons of images for a great price!

Set Quantity: 11

Dear Heart Photopolymer Stamp Set

Dear Heart Photopolymer Stamp Set138157
This companion to the Sweetie Pie Photopolymer Stamp Set has the cute boy images so many have been asking for! Recommended clear block sizes are A, B, C & G (not included in the set).

Our photopolymer stamps offer a versatile all-clear stamping option. You'll find that our photopolymer is top-quality and gives a perfectly stamped image every time. The stamps stick amazingly well to our clear blocks and are easy to place just where you want them. And best of all, you get to enjoy tons of images for a great price!

Set Quantity: 26

Saturday, July 19, 2014

July Paper Pumpkin Kit & Special!

I get more anxious every month to see the wonderful Paper Pumpkin kit and they get better every time.  July's kit arrived yesterday and was so surprised at all the pieces when I opened it.  WOW!!! Here's the kit:
It came with supplies to make 6 adorable boxes with tags and ribbon and six cards.  Plus, plenty of extra tags, stickers and ribbon to use on other projects as well.  

The best part was this awesome set of 10 stamps, along with a Blackberry Bliss Stampin' Spot.  
So here are the 2 projects that the included directions show how to make:

Okay, it didn't have the white strip for the words, but I had to cover up a smudge - ugh!  The WISH is made with sticker letters.  

I'm loving this box!!! I'm going to use them for my Demonstrator helper gifts at our next meeting.  
After making one of the samples, I decided to use the WISH sticker strip to make another card.  

I put down the striped sticker border first, then used the leftover WISH background as a mask.  I added some post its for extra protection and I also had to cut out a little bit between the letters to make it fit on the card front.  

I sponged with a Sponge Dauber, then lifted off the post its and sticky blue strip.

Isn't that adorable?  There are just a ton of things you can do with this kit!!!
I've already got my subscriber bonus project designed and I'll cut, package and mail them out when I get home from Nashville.  Watch your mail boxes!!!!

Are the rest of you jealous yet?  I'm sure you are!  Don't worry though, because it's the perfect time to sign up for My Paper Pumpkin!!!!  Sign up by September 10th and get 50% off your first 2 months!  As a perk, my subscribers get a free bonus project mailed to them each month.  The project includes all supplies except ink and stamps which are already in their paper pumpkin kit.  Make sure to use the code HALFOFF2 when you sign up to get the promotion.  You'll also want to make sure to add me as your demonstrator to get your free bonus project each month. This offer is for new subscribers only.  There is no time obligation, you may stop for a month, or cancel at any time, but then you'll miss out on these awesome projects!  Kits are normally $19.95 per month plus tax - shipping included!  You can click the MyPaperPumpkin link here or click on the link on the right sidebar of my blog.  

Friday, July 18, 2014

Traveler and a Holiday Sneak Peek!

I have been trying to catch up from being on vacation - finished up some scrapbooking (the never ending project), organized a new landscaping project in the front yard, and have been trying to my craft room cleaned up and organized.  Yes, I'm making a dent, but have more to do.  Heading to Nashville tomorrow for a Frito-Lay event with John and have a busy week next week as well.  I WANT TO STAMP!!!!  I received my Paper Pumpkin kit in the mail today - FABULOUS!!  I'll share it tomorrow, so those of you who are subscribing, I'll be mailing you a bonus project next week.  For those of you not subscribing, we have a great new offer that I'll share with you tomorrow.

You now have a chance early to experience one of our new holiday stamp sets:  Beauty of the Season.  This will be available in our new Holiday Mini Catalog, but is being offered for advanced purchase.  This will be one of the sets we'll use at the Christmas in August event.  I saw the Holiday Mini catalog today, and all I have to say is AWESOME.  Yes, my wish list is about $800 so far, but Oh My Gosh, there are some great new products.  I can't wait to get started on the projects we'll be making.  I plan to get an email out by early next week (if not sooner) with details on the Christmas in August event, so keep an eye out.

Beauty of the Season Clear-mount Stamp Set
Beauty Of The Season Clear-Mount Stamp Set135779
Even in the depths of winter, beauty can still be found all around us if we take the time to look. Express your hopeful feelings with these sentiments and artistic clear-mount stamps. Set quantity: 4.

First appeared in 2014 holiday catalog.

Today's project is a slight twist on a card we made in our classes last month with the Traveler stamp set.  

The Traveler set is perfect for this graduation card.  

Here's a little details with some Linen Thread tied around a clip that's holding some Chevron Ribbon on the card.

Perfect inside caption!!!
Supplies used:
Traveler & Something to Say stamp sets
Very Vanilla & Basic Black card stock, Typeset DSP
Black StazOn ink, 3/4" Basic Black Chevron Ribbon, Linen Thread, Essentials Hardware Clips

Traveler Clear Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
Traveler Clear-Mount Stamp Set134513
There's something so amazing about packing a bag and hopping on a train to your next destination. You'll get that old-time feel with the Traveler clear mount set and it will have you wondering where your next adventures will take you. Set Quantity: 6.

Something To Say Clear Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
Something To Say Clear-Mount Stamp Set134180
When you're a card maker, you know that you've always got something to say and you need the perfect greeting to make your project shine. That said, you'll understand why these 17 clear mount images can help round out your greetings and give you more oppor

Clips Essentials Hardware
Clips Essentials Hardware129964
24 silver pieces: 8 ea. of 3 designs. 9/16" x 7/8".
Basic Black 3/4" Chevron Ribbon
Basic Black 3/4" Chevron Ribbon130010
Trendy must-have! Adorable twill with chevron design. Whisper White accent woven through. 10 yds
Specialty Typeset Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!
Typeset Specialty Designer Series Paper133704
24 sheets: 4 ea. of 6 double-sided designs. 12" x 12". Acid free, lignin free. Basic Black, Very Vanilla.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Flower Patch & Weekly Deals!

I'm so happy to be home from our Florida vacation!!!!  We had a great time and visited 9, yes 9, sets of family.  We traveled to Tallahassee to spend the 4th with my oldest daughter Kim, then off to Bradenton Beach to visited my brother and his family, along with my Dad and his significant other Marilyn, and a surprise visit from Marilyn's son's family. Then off to Lakeland for a night at my Dad's, then down to Port St. Lucie to see John's parents, sister and family and brother and his kids.  Some time at the beach, then a dessert and coffee with our brother-in-law and his mother.  After a couple days, we headed up to Orlando and had dinner with John's nephew and his family, then a day at Universal Studios to see the new Harry Potter area.  We ended up getting home a day late due to weather and a long lunch in Tallahassee on the way home.  2 days of laundry, unpacking and doing some household chores and I can now do what I want to do.  Yes!  I think I need a vacation to recover from the vacation!!

Today's card is from Demonstrator Reta D. and uses the Flower Patch stamp set and coordinating Flower Fair Framelits Dies.  Reta's card won the "Best in Show" swap at our meeting last month.  Congrats!!!

I'm loving how all these stamps and dies go together.  TIP:  When stamping large block images like these flowers, it helps to use one of our Stampin' Pierce Mats to lay the card stock on before stamping.  It gives just a little to make sure the stamp completely presses on your card stock.  

Here's a closer look on how the dies and stamps work together. The best part is the stamps are clear photopolymer so it's super easy to line up the images.    
Supplies used:
Flower Patch & Flower Fair Bundle, retired Tangerine Tango Ribbon
Crushed Curry and Whisper White card stock
Inks:  Hello Honey, Blackberry Bliss, Elegant Eggplant, Mossy Meadow, Tangelo Twist, Crisp Cantaloupe, Strawberry Slush, Early Espresso

Flower Patch Photopolymer Bundle by Stampin' Up!
Flower Patch Photopolymer Bundle136788
Bundle and save 15% Flower Patch Stamp Set + Flower Fair Framelits Dies.
Stampin' Pierce Mat
Stampin' Pierce Mat126199
Protect work surfaces as you paper pierce. Also get even pressure and ink coverage with detailed or background stamps. 1 mat: 6-1/2" x 9-1/2". Buy 1 for piercing and 1 for stamping!
Weekly Deals
1 Square Punch
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Gold Baker's Twine
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Large Triangle Punch
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Little Labels Punch Pack
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Melon Mambo 1/8 Taffeta Ribbon
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Mini Metallic Clothespins
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Scallop Edge Border Punch
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Summer Smooches Kit - Digital Download
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