Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Red, white and blue mania...

I had assigned a red, white and blue challenge to my team in May and they came up with some great projects.  I thought I'd share those with you today.

I've shared this one before, but it was for the same challenge.  This was designed by Sharon Milburn.  

Designed by Mary Harvey

Designed by Vicky Collins

Designed by Lucy Taylor

Designed by Laura Diamond

Designed by Janet Hathcoat

Designed by Cathy Holman

Cake made by Vicky Collins! 

This was our 4th of July family feast - lol!

Little treats for everyone.  

Monday, August 1, 2016

Guest Stamper Sharon Milburn...

Today's awesome card is from Crew Stamper Sharon Milburn.  Sharon made this card for our demonstrator swap in June.  We always get fabulous cards from our wonderful group of ladies, but his one was definitely a WOW card.  Sharon deservedly was voted Best in Show for the meeting.

Sharon used the Pop of Paradise stamp set along with the Botanical Builder Framelits and Bloomin' Hearts Thinlits dies.  

Look at all those details!  WOWZA!  She also used a little Pop of Pink DSP along with Gold Glimmer Paper and lots of Rhinestones and Sequins.  

This is the inside!  This was also a moving card, so the words are revealed as you open the card.  So cool!

I give Sharon great credit for all the hand cutting, die cutting and even sponging of over 30 pieces for each of her 12 card swaps.  Beautiful job Sharon!  And nope, I will not be giving this one away.  
Pop of Paradise Clear-Mount Stamp Set 
  
Pop Of Paradise Clear-Mount Stamp Set141581
Price$19.00
Palm fronds, pineapples, and flamingos. How could this not brighten someone’s day? Go ahead, make their day!

Our clear-mount stamps
* Are made of the same premium rubber as our wood-mount stamps.
* Have deeply etched images so you get a superior stamped impression each time.
* Are precut so you don't have to trim.
* Are repositionable; temporarily mount them on clear blocks for stamping, then remove them for storage.
* Save space—you need only one set of blocks for all your clear-mount stamps (blocks sold separately).
* Come packaged in cases with images on the spine for easy storage and quick reference.

Quantity: 8 rubber stamps
Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): c, e, h
Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper 
   
Pop Of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper 141648
Price$13.00
So many designs, so many colors, so many uses. Each sheet is double sided for double the creative options.

* 12 sheets: 2 each of 5 double-sided designs and 1 each of 2 single-sided designs with gold foil
* 12" x 12" (30.5 x 30.5 cm)
* Acid free
* Lignin free

Coordinating colors: Basic Black, gold, Melon Mambo, Whisper White
Botanical Builder Framelits Dies 
  
Botanical Builder Framelits Dies140625
Price$33.00
Create die-cut blooms and leaves in seconds with Framelits dies and the Big Shot. Framelits’ open design allows you to place them where you want for precise cutting.

* 14 dies
* Largest piece: 7/8" x 6" (2.2 x 15.2 cm)
* Use with Big Shot
* Precision Base Plate recommended for detailed images

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Thoughtful and Affectionately...

This is a card I made for a demonstrator swap recently, so I thought I'd share it with you today.  I used the new Thoughtful Banners stamp set and punch, along with the new Affectionately Yours Designer Series Paper.

This is super quick and simple card, using the banner as a focal point.  There is some Gold Thread scrunched behind the banner and on top of the heart.  It's a great design for using up those DSP scraps.
Thoughtful Banners Photopolymer Bundle 
  
Thoughtful Banners Photopolymer Bundle142330
Price$35.00
Bundle and save! Buy these two coordinating products and save 10%.

Thoughtful Banners Photopolymer Stamp Set
Your life is as diverse as the people in it. This stamp set has everything you need to make a banner to celebrate everyone and everything you love.

Quantity: 53 photopolymer stamps
Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): a, c, g

Duet Banner Punch
Punches are a quick and easy way to add interest and depth to your projects. Our punches are high quality, affordable, and easy to use.

* Sleek body style
* Large surface area offers precise cutting and leverage
* Locks to store
* Slim and stackable
Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper 
  
 
Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper 141632
Price$13.00
So many designs, so many colors, so many uses. Each sheet is double sided for double the creative options.

* 12 sheets, 2 each of 5 double-sided designs and 1 each of 2 single-sided designs with foil
* 12" x 12" (30.5 x 30.5 cm)
* Acid free
* Lignin free

Coordinating colors: Crumb Cake, copper, Cucumber Crush, Daffodil Delight, Mint Macaron, Night of Navy, Watermelon Wonder
Sweetheart Punch 
    
Sweetheart Punch133786
Price$16.00
Punches are a quick and easy way to add interest and depth to your projects. And there’s no better way to cut out stamped images—many of our stamp sets have coordinating punches. Our punches are high quality, affordable, and easy to use.

* Sleek body style
* Large surface area offers precise cutting and leverage
* Locks to store
* Slim and stackable

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Guest Stamper Vicky Collins...

Today's fun and sassy project was designed by Crew Stamper Vicky Collins.  Vicky adapted a pop up card to include this fun hula bear using the some new products.

The backgrounds are made with the Playful Palette DSP stack and the Garden in Bloom stamp set.  The bear is from the Bear Hugs stamp set with the coordinating Bear Hugs Framelits.  

Here's the card opened.  I love the floral Hawaiian background.  Great colors too!
Bear Hugs Clear-Mount Stamp Set 
  
Bear Hugs Clear-Mount Stamp Set139546
Price$22.00
Here's a bear hug for you, and one for you, and one for you . . . Stamp as many bear hugs as you want to give—with this stamp set you'll never run out. Is a special someone far away? Now you can put a bear hug in a card and send it anywhere.

Our clear-mount stamps
* Are made of the same premium rubber as our wood-mount stamps.
* Have deeply etched images so you get a superior stamped impression each time.
* Are precut so you don't have to trim.
* Are repositionable; temporarily mount them on clear blocks for stamping, then remove them for storage.
* Save space--you need only one set of blocks for all your clear-mount stamps (blocks sold separately).
* Come packaged in cases with images on the spine for easy storage and quick reference.

Quantity: 17 rubber stamps
Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): a, b, e, g
Bear Hugs Framelits Dies 
  
Bear Hugs Framelits Dies140275
Price$27.00
Create die-cuts in seconds with Framelits dies and the Big Shot. Cut out images you stamp with the Bear Hugs Stamp Set, or cut accents from your favorite paper.

Framelits’ open design allows you to place them where you want for precise cutting. Combine die cuts to create the image you want.

* 9 dies
* Largest image: 2-1/2" x 3" (6.4 x 7.6 cm)
* Use with Big Shot
Garden in Bloom Photopolymer Stamp Set 
  
Garden In Bloom Photopolymer Stamp Set139433
Price$25.00
You don’t have to wait for the right time of year to make your garden bloom. All you need is this stamp set, ink, and paper. This is a Two-Step Stampin’ set, which gives you so many creative options--combine individual stamps to build the final image you want in the colors you want.

Photopolymer stamps
* Are totally transparent for perfect image placement.
* Have just enough give to create a perfectly stamped image every time.
* Cling like crazy to our clear blocks so you don't have to worry about slipping.
* Save space—you need only one set of blocks for all your photopolymer stamps (blocks sold separately).
* Come packaged in cases with images on the spine for easy storage and quick reference.

Quantity: 20 photopolymer stamps
Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): a, b, c, h

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Guest Stamper Lucy Taylor...

Today's project is designed by Crew Stamper Lucy Taylor.  Lucy used the Grateful Bunch stamp set and coordinating Blossom Bunch Punch which were carried over from the Occasions Catalog.  She also used a bit of Affectionately Your DSP and the banner from the Bloomin' Love stamp set.


It's hard to tell in the photo, but she used Crystal Effects on the centers of the flowers and the Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Pen on all the petals.  Very shinny and pretty!  Thanks Lucy!  
Grateful Bunch Photopolymer Stamp Set 
  
Grateful Bunch Photopolymer Stamp Set140691
Price$21.00
s there a totally awesome someone in your life who deserves a totally grateful thank-you card? Of course--you probably know more than one. Don't wait any longer—get this set and start making those cards now!

Photopolymer stamps
* Are totally transparent for perfect image placement.
* Have just enough give to create a perfectly stamped image every time.
* Cling like crazy to our clear blocks so you don't have to worry about slipping.
* Save space—you need only one set of blocks for all your photopolymer stamps (blocks sold separately).
* Come packaged in cases with images on the spine for easy storage and quick reference.

Quantity: 8 photopolymer stamps
Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): b, c, d, e, h
Blossom Bunch Punch 
  
Blossom Bunch Punch140612
Price$18.00
Create a bunch of blossoms with just one punch. Punch cuts out 3 different flower images.

Punches are a quick and easy way to add interest and depth to your projects. And there’s no better way to cut out stamped images—many of our stamp sets have coordinating punches. Our punches are high quality, affordable, and easy to use.

* Sleek body style
* Large surface area offers precise cutting and leverage
* Locks to store
* Slim and stackable

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Crew Stampers Escape...

At my June down line meeting, we have an auction where my team can spend the Crew Dollar incentives they earn throughout the year.  They spent over $500 this year in logo merchandise, stamps, storage, DSP and more.  One of the items was dinner and an Escape Room event.  We held it last Saturday.  I had 5 wonderful ladies come to dinner at my house, we escaped from the Twisted Toy Room at Jonesboro Escape Rooms, then came back for dessert.  I thought I'd share a few of those photos with you.

L-R:  Sharon Milburn, Janet Hathcoat, Mary Harvey, JoAnn Graham and Laura Diamond

Italian for dinner.  Mary brought me the lovely flowers - thanks Mary!

We escaped with only a few hints and minutes to spare.  Lots of fun and great teamwork!

Friday, July 22, 2016

Guest Stamper Cathy Holman...

Today's project is an adorable waterfall card made by Crew Stamper Cathy Holman.  Cathy used the new Love and Affection stamp set and the coordinating Affectionately Yours Designer Series Paper.

The coordinating colors are Emerald Envy and Flirty Flamingo.  

Waterfall card in action - love it!  Great job Cathy!  
Cathy also designed a make and take card for our June meeting.  this was another fun fold card using the Layering Love and Timeless Textures stamp sets.  



Love & Affection Photopolymer Stamp Set 
Love & Affection Photopolymer Stamp Set141545
Price$16.00
Well wishes and floral kisses brighten even the gloomiest of days. Send a smile or let someone know how lovely they are.

This is a Two-Step Stampin’ set. Combine individual stamps to build the final image you want in the colors you want.

Photopolymer stamps
* Are totally transparent for perfect image placement.
* Have just enough give to create a perfectly stamped image every time.
* Cling like crazy to our clear blocks so you don't have to worry about slipping.
* Save space—you need only one set of blocks for all your photopolymer stamps (blocks sold separately).
* Come packaged in cases with images on the spine for easy storage and quick reference.

Quantity: 16 photopolymer stamps
Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): b, c
Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper 
  
Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper141632
Price$13.00
So many designs, so many colors, so many uses. Each sheet is double sided for double the creative options.

* 12 sheets, 2 each of 5 double-sided designs and 1 each of 2 single-sided designs with foil
* 12" x 12" (30.5 x 30.5 cm)
* Acid free
* Lignin free

Coordinating colors: Crumb Cake, copper, Cucumber Crush, Daffodil Delight, Mint Macaron, Night of Navy, Watermelon Wonder
Layering Love Clear-Mount Stamp Set 
  
Layering Love Clear-Mount Stamp Set141965
Price$16.00
There is something wonderful about finding the perfect saying for a card. This stamp set has four of them. The sentiments in this set are as superb and lovely as the person to whom they will be sent.

Our clear-mount stamps
* Are made of the same premium rubber as our wood-mount stamps.
* Have deeply etched images so you get a superior stamped impression each time.
* Are precut so you don't have to trim.
* Are repositionable; temporarily mount them on clear blocks for stamping, then remove them for storage.
* Save space—you need only one set of blocks for all your clear-mount stamps (blocks sold separately).
* Come packaged in cases with images on the spine for easy storage and quick reference.

Quantity: 6 rubber stamps
Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): a, c, d
Timeless Textures Clear-Mount Stamp Set 
   
Timeless Textures Clear-Mount Stamp Set140517
Price$20.00
Change the personality of your projects just by adding texture stamps. Keep it simple with one image or layer a few for more character.

Our clear-mount stamps
* Are made of the same premium rubber as our wood-mount stamps.
* Have deeply etched images so you get a superior stamped impression each time.
* Are precut so you don't have to trim.
* Are repositionable; temporarily mount them on clear blocks for stamping, then remove them for storage.
* Save space—you need only one set of blocks for all your clear-mount stamps (blocks sold separately).
* Come packaged in cases with images on the spine for easy storage and quick reference.

Quantity: 9 rubber stamps
Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): a, b, c, h