Monday, October 22, 2018

A One-Day Sale celebrating Stampin' Up!'s Birthday!

I'm so excited about this 24 hour Birthday Sale!!  One of the stamp sets, Another Wonderful Year, is the stamp set that we'll be using for our 9th Annual Stamp Out Breast Cancer event this coming Saturday.  In case anyone wants to donate, I'm including the link HERE.  With your $20 (or more!) donation, you'll get a free tutorial by email that uses this stamp set and the Broadway Bound DSP.  The cards are super-simple but cute!  100% of the profits go to the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.  If you live in Massachusetts or New Hampshire and can come to our event on Saturday, it's in Dracut MA at Harmony Hall from 1 - 4 p.m.  Not only will you be able to come in and make the cards (a team of demonstrators including me have donated all of the supplies), but you can purchase chances to win great raffles and hear great speakers, not to mention that you can have an all-around good time with other stampers! 

So, I want to share one of the cards I made this morning using the A Little Wild stamp set and Another Wonderful Year. 

I sent out the tutorial for this card in my weekly newsletter today.  If you subscribe to my newsletter, you can receive this and other tutorials, and Stampin' Up! news too! 

Down below, I've included all of the stamp sets that are on sale tomorrow!  Happy shopping!  (*Use the hostess code X2DDXXFE and I will send you a set of note cards if your order is over $50.
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Thursday, September 27, 2018

Featuring the Take Your Pick Tool!

I've been featuring the Take Your Pick tool from Stampin' Up! on my website all week.  What a fabulous tool!!  It scores, it picks up sequins and jewels, and picks up glue dots, all in several different ends of the tool.  Here's a picture of thee tool:

Do you see all of the ends?  They pop in and out of the ends with a simple twist-and-lock mechanism.  Wow!!  

Here's a Halloween card that I received it in a swap last week, made by Shannon Criado.  I LOVE this card and I know my class ladies love the "looks complicated but SO easy" fancy fold! There are a few elements on this card that could be made with this fun and useful tool including the scoring tip and the putty tip to place the sequins.

Here's the recipe:
  • Basic Black c/s, 8 1/2" x 4 1/4", scored at 5 1/2"
  • Lemon Lime Twist c/s 4" x 5 1/4", scored every 3/8" or embossed with the Simple Stripes folder and the Big Shot
  • Basic Black c/s, 8" x 3", scored at 4"
  • Whisper White c/s, 2 3/4" x 3 3/4"
  • Best Route DSP 2 3/4" x 4" 
  • Gray Granite c/s for image mat, 2 7/8" x 3 7/8"
  • Whisper White Stitched Oval(I think the 2nd largest), cut with Big Shot, stamped with cat from Trick or Tweet stamp set and colored in with markers or blends
  • Whisper White scrap for sentiment, 2" x 1", stamped with sentiment. 
  • Finish off the card with Lemon Lime Twist Ruffled Ribbon and Black sequins! 

Enjoy!  (See my supply list below).

*Anyone that places an order for $35 or more using the hostess code G2BJ2DZ4 will be entered to win a Take Your Pick tool from me.  You must enter your order by Sunday night as I will be closing the September Hostess code at that time.

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Our Sept 15th 2018 One-Day Retreat Preview!

I've been so busy planning for next week's one-day retreat with my upline, Marilyn SanClemente but thought I should give some sneak peeks of what's happening!

Below are a few pictures taken at past events:

We're so excited about this event's "goody bag" -- $25 of pure Stampin' Up! goodness!!  Check out the photo below! And that's only part of our day!  1/2 package of the Joyous Noel specialty DSP, some of the new Merry Merlot and Copper 5/8" reversible ribbon, a yard of the Tranquil Tide Velvet Ribbon, a selection of the Snowflakes and Stars wire elements, a sheet of the new Joyous Noel 6x6" Glimmer Paper, a collection of cardstock to match the Designer Series Paper, and even 1/3 sheet of copper foil.  That's only part of what you'll be getting on that day -- treats specially packaged, lunch and snacks through the day, raffles that you WON'T want to miss, games etc!

You can register HERE (Marilyn's website) until Sept. 9th, 2018.

And then there are the classes!  I'm so excited about my class:  I'm using the Santa's Workshop Memories and More card kit with the Real Red matching card bases and envelopes.  You'll be making 10 cards in class, but the class includes a WHOLE pack of the Memories and More kit, the card bases and envelopes, and even some red rhinestones.  Check out a sneak peek below!  You're only using part of the package -- you can duplicate to make more cards, or use the remaining stickers and cards to even make gift tags.  I'll have ideas posted on my board at the event that day.  The cost of this class is $36 -- register HERE for my class (and other classes we're teaching throughout the day, *on Marilyn's website again)  *You must register for these classes by Sept. 9th 2018 so we have time to order supplies and do the prep work!  (If you register for this class through this link, we're also offering a deal on the Timeless Tidings stamp set when included with the class -- the class with the stamp set is $56, a savings of 15% on the stamp set!)

I hope this is enticing if you live in the area of Northeastern Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire.  The event is at the Tewksbury Congregational Church in Tewksbury Massachusetts and is quite easy to get to.  We'd love to have you join us!  Again, the link to join us is HERE, and we need you to sign up by Sunday, Sept. 9th, 2018.

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Monday, August 20, 2018

August Special ... Blended Season Morning Glories

Hi everyone!

I have to be honest.  When I first saw the new Blended Seasons bundle available only in August, I decided I didn't need it.  After all ... another limited time special, a wish list that's already a mile long ... did I need another bundle?!

I've changed my tune a bit. I've seen so many samples.  There are so many pinterest ideas out there!!  I LOVE this bundle!!  It covers all of the seasons, not to mention that I love the matching framelits!! I also love to color, although I'm not very good at it yet.

This afternoon, I wasn't sleeping -- I'm in the middle of a night shift stretch, with just one to go, and I'm sleeping only about 2 1/2 hours a day.  What's one to do when you have to go to work and you can't sleep?  I decided to make a super-quick card ... my thank you card for June and July.  Yep, I'm behind, but they're coming!!!

This card took me only about 20 minutes to create.  The card base is Blueberry Bushel, 4 1/4" x 11", scored at 5 1/2".  The next layer is a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of the In Color DSP 6x6" stack papers -- I couldn't decide between the dots and the stripes (you might get one or the other, since I still haven't decided!!).  I only have the stripes to share today -- I forgot to color the flowers in with the Daffodil Delight blends marker so my flower centers look naked!!

The image is stamped on Shimmer White cardstock and cut out with the largest framelit from the bundle.  I then colored the flowers with Night of Navy blends, primarily the light, accented with the dark marker.  The leaves are colored with the new Granny Apple Green blends, and my centers are colored in the Daffodil Delight blends ... light I believe?  The final accent is a small length of Lemon Lime Twist ruffled ribbon, tied in a simple bow and attached with a glue dot.

You can make this card too!!  The supplies are listed in my store below.  Hurry though ... the bundle is gone on September 1st!!

I hope to share a card using the limited time watercolor pencils in another day or so!!  Stay tuned!

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