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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

NEW Sale-a-bration Products!

Lots of fun here, look at these new products available on March 1st for Sale-A-Bration!  Each $50 of product ordered earns you 1 selection from the Sale-a-bration products.

A new stamp set "For Being You" gives you options to combine the sentiments.

Then there are accessories in the rich new In Colors 2014-2016 collection.  They are really beautiful!

"Nature's Perfection" stamp set coordinates with the butterfly punch and creates lovely vingettes for spring and summer designs.

"Sheer Perfection" Designer Vellum has a deep design printed on the translucent vellum.  Color will show through and and can be colored beautifully with the Blendabilities pens. 


Monday, February 23, 2015

Creative Crew Blog Hop

Time for some Blog Hop fun!

I have been nominated by my friend Jen, The Stamp Diva, over at The Stamp Diva by Jen Guarino, to participate in the Creative Crew Blog Hop! Jen and I have been friends for just over a year. We met through a mutual friend at church.  Then via Facebook I discovered that she was recruiting for Stampin' Up!   The free product got me interested, the excellence of product quality and color coordination got me hooked.  And here I am now running a business!

The rules of the blog hop are as follows:

1. Create a project exclusive to the Creative Crew Blog Hop

2. to answer a few questions
3. to nominate (2) stampers that inspire me! 
Here is my project made special for this blog hop only!

Outside by my beautiful crocuses.  The lighting here shows the large dot embossing on the black card stock base.

Here is another outdoor lighting shot, look at those rhinestones sparkle!

Back inside is the final shot .

The sentiment is the soul of the creation.  This sentiment is from the Painted Petals stamp set in the Occasions catalog.  I stamped it on Whisper White and then used the Scallop Tag Topper punch to create the wonderful curvy edge.  And I sponged Coastal Cabana to add texture and color coordination to the designer series paper.

Rhinestones add "bling" to step up the wow-effect for some sparkle!

I love the whimsy and cheery colors in the "Best Year Ever" Designer Series Paper featured in the Sale-a-brations booklet.  It is free with a $50 product order!  The ribbon is also in the Sale-a-brations booklet and comes in the "Best Year Ever" Accessory Pack: 3 spools of colored ribbon and matching buttons!

The background layer is created with the Polka Dot Embossing Folder to echo the dots in the Designer Series Paper and tie it all together!

Now, for the questions:

1. What are you working on? 
I am currently working on two raffles prizes that are fun boxes and beautiful fresh flowers.  I am very excited for these projects, come back for pictures in 2 weeks!  Soon I will be preparing for Mothers' Day classes.

2. How does your work differ from others in your genre?  
I am fairly traditional and contemporary in crafting  But I am not trendy or very faddish - I work with things that I really love and steer clear of the rest.

3. Why do you create what you do? 
I create for the stress relief, energy and joy that I find in my papercrafts.  I love to see my creations bless others and reflect my gratitude and joy in our relationship.

4. How does your creative process work?
I am not afraid to CASE (copy and share everything) other peoples' designs and then add my tweaks to personalize it with my style.  I often get ideas from other crafters and then my mind starts percolating with inspiration to make it mine.  Occasionally a stamp set will come along and I will know immediately what project it will be and it symbolizes a story in my life.

My nominations for next week are two talented crafters. The first is Stephanie Mips  at "Stephanie's Paper Palace."  She has beautiful ideas for her designs.  Her blog is newer and is already filled with fun creations.

The second nomination is Sharon Wren from "Rocky Mountain Hi Stamping!"  We met online via our Stampin' Up! team.  I love to see her designs on her blog or Pinterest, you will also think that her work is lovely.

Be sure to check their blogs NEXT Monday, March 2nd for amazing creations. Thanks for stopping by, I hope you feel inspired to create and share some stamping projects with your loved ones.  I would love to hear from you - please leave a comment here about my card and be sure to subscribe to the blog so that you never miss another post!

Have an inspired day!

Product List

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Product of the Week "This Day" in Sale-A-Bration

Each week Stampin' Up! is highlighting one of the fabulous products in the Sale-A-Bration booklet.  Sale-A-Bration is one free product for every $50 you spend.  So here is information all about the "This Day" Project Life Mini Card Collection.  

"This Day" is perfect for capturing the airy essence of summer and includes fresh spring and summer designs, as well as great everyday artwork in Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo, Rich Razzleberry, and Tangerine Tango. The collection includes 30 double-sided cards: 20 3" x 4" and 10 4" x 6".

Artwork by Sharlene Meyer and Sabine Tinkwalter

Use in your memory keeping and also adorable for cards or home decor projects.

Find this and more products here.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Information Roudup

Lots going on with Stampin' Up! during this season!  So many good things:

Weekly Deals great items this week!  I love the chalk board banner kit, stamps, ribbon and Big Shot dies!

Brand NEW, Exclusive Photopolymer Stamp Set: "Lovely Amazing You"

Sale-A-Brations is in full-swing with many wonderful free products.  Choose one item for each $50 purchase you make; 2 freebies for $100, 3 freebies for $150 and so on.

Do you want to get a discount on your product?  Do a trial run as a demonstrator and get a Starter Kit!  
$125 of product you select for $99 and FREE shipping!
PLUS you choose 2 Sale-A-Brations items OR you can choose a kit from the Occasions catalog.

**talk to me ASAP about an incentive for even more savings on your starter kit**


Sunday, February 8, 2015

Inking Idaho on the Road

Saturday, March 7, from 9 am to 4 pm (and an extra special $15 event the night before, Friday, March 6, from 6:30-9:30 pm.)    You may register for either one or both events. 

All-day Saturday event featuring live craft demonstrations, beautiful displays, and all-inclusive projects for you to make and take home. Great projects for experienced and new crafters alike.

$35 for all day Saturday; $15 for Friday night; optional $10 box lunch from Jimmy John's - all payable online with debit/credit through PayPal

scissors, adhesives, covered water bottle, and a few $ for raffle tickets. (Your fee includes projects.)

The Pursuit, 6151 Discovery Way, Boise, Idaho; next to the West YMCA

Begins Saturday, January 27th – at www.  Only 100 seats available, over half are sold!!

From Janey: Join me and I will have a favor for you at my table!