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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

March Paper Pumpkin

I am excited that I tried a new technique for March's Paper Pumpkin kit: stitching on paper!  It did totally remind me of lacing cards that preschoolers use to build fine motor skills.  But this had a much more clean, crisp and trendy look.

I like the black and white patterns on the card bases, 
there were three patterns so it made 9 complete cards.

I loved stamping in Daffodil Delight on the inside of the cards.  
So cheery and fun!

This is an all-around great set of stamps for fun cards.

You can subscribe to have your own fun each month and get a bright, red kit in your mailbox!

TONIGHT, March 31, 2015 is the LAST night to get $5 off the 3 month pre-paid subscription.


Sunday, March 29, 2015

Paper Pumpkin Sale is Ending!

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 is the LAST day to buy your discounted 3 month pre-paid Paper Pumpkin subscription.  You save $5 and you get to order one free Sale-a-bration item.  This open to all current, past and new subscribers so don't miss out - everyone wins!!!


Weekly Deals March 24-30, 2015

Weekly Deals were post last week and I am a bit behind getting them on the blog!

So without further ado, please come shop with me to get these great deals for 25% off.


Embossing Extravaganza

On Monday I held a class on embossing.  I had a few people that wanted to get experience with the heat gun magic.  It is so fun to see my friends learn a  new skill and have fun with the WOW effect of heating up boring powder into a glossy, smooth finish.

Birthday Bash is a cheerful stamp set wishing any age a happy birthday.  Embossed in Calypso Coral and Clear Embossing Powder over Bermuda Bay.

This is the sweetest baby card from "One Tag Fits All" embossed and cut out on the Big Shot using the Starburst Circles.

This is the very popular "Sheltering Tree" stamp set in our Occasions catalog.  I love my card design because is has great sentimental value.

I spent a fabulous January-May 1995 semester in Washington D.C.  I still had to study, work my internship, and attend classes.  But I also worked hard to sight see and absorb all the rich history of our country.  One of my favorite days in D.C. was when my roommate and I rented bikes and spent the entire day riding around Georgetown and all over the Mall under massive, gorgeous canopies of cherry blossoms.  A card with cherry blossoms and a bike = sweet memories!

I really love this card from The Butterfly Basics stamp set!  The ferns are calming, the flowers are cheery and whimsical.  But the sentiment and shiny gold ribbon add elegance and flair to the cards style.  I also love that this can be used for any occasion! 

I dressed up this card from above with a punched out butterfly in Elegant Eggplant.  Stamped it to add some texture and a bit more elegance with Pearls.

Thank you for enjoying my embossed cards, I had so much fun and joy creating these designs.

Please come shop with me and you are always welcome to join me for a class!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Weekly Deals March 17, 2015

The new Weekly Deals have arrived!  Please come shop with me.


Sale-a-bration Product Highlight

Look at all these lovely projects using this new Sale-a-bration product:

Nature's Perfection Stamp Set 
(Item 139097 [w])
Nothing is more perfect than nature. Share that perfection with the Nature's Perfection Stamp Set. This five-piece set coordinates perfectly with our Sheer Perfection Designer Vellum Stack (Item 138639) and is ideal for coloring. You can also easily punch out the butterfly image using the Elegant Butterfly Punch (AC p. 219).

Nature's Perfection stamp set is free with a purchase of $50. Available until March 31, 2015.

Artwork by Patty Bennett and Sharlene Meyer


Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Weekly Updates and Deals

Here is the scoop on all that is new with Stampin' Up! this week:

March 10-16, 2015
Shop with me for these great products while they are 25% off.

"Just Kidding" - NEW photopolymer stamp set

Paper Pumpkin - March 10 is last day to order the March Kit!
Get in on the discounted 3 month pre-paid subscription, you save $5 and you qualify for a FREE Sale-A-Bration product (see here and here)!  Go subscribe right now!

Blendabilities - Discontinued

Q & A 
Q: Will the Tuxedo Black Memento Pad (item #132708) and the Tuxedo Black Memento Pad Refill (item #133456) still be available for purchase? 
A: Yes. These items will also be featured in this year’s 2015–2016 annual catalog. 
Q: What are the quality problems with this product? 
A: When the tip is welded to the barrel, the welding process can leave microscopic (invisible) holes in the marker tip. This leads to accelerated evaporation of the alcohol in the ink. 
Q: Are all Blendabilities markers defective? 
A: No. Most Blendabilities markers work as intended. We ask that you use your best judgment to determine whether your product is in good condition or if you need a refund. 
Q: Why did it take so long for Stampin’ Up! to discover this problem? 
A: Over the months we’ve noticed quality issues with this product, but they were within normal tolerance. We’ve also received some great feedback and know that many of you have thoroughly enjoyed working with Blendabilities. However, when corrections and complaints became more and more frequent, we increased the sophistication of our quality testing. This led to discoveries that meant we had a serious problem with the product line. Although these are still great markers, our manufacturer is now reporting a 30 to 40 percent fail rate before they are shipped to Stampin’ Up!— which is unacceptable.

Contact me if you have issues or product to return.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

New Classes

Hello friends!

I am posting my classes for March and April.  I am excited for these new classes, lots of techniques to learn and a really fun Mother's Day gift project.  Check my Facebook Page for the event pages and get your spot reserved.  I am still creating a few more event pages so do check back to keep current.


Join my team!

During Sale-a-bration you get a bonus perk with your starter kit -which is an awesome value already!

For your Starter Kit, you select $125 of product, then you get FREE shipping and pay only $99!  Also if you join by March 31 you can select one of these options:

Option 1: A kit from the Occasions  catalog

Option two: select two items from the Sale-a-bration products

Including these NEWLY released Sale-a-bration products:

And if you join  my team I have a bonus incentive for you, but you have to contact me for the details!


Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Some Recent Stamping


One of the tasks I do during movies at home is to take my odds and ends from cutting for classes and use them for new designs.  I was really happy with the effect to take these strips and use them lined up.  The breaks between each strip add some margin to the pattern and some texture to the shape.


This the "Best Year Ever" Designer Series Paper and the "Best Year Ever" Accessory Pack from Sale-a-bration.

The sentiment is one of my foundational life philosophies and is from the "You Brighten My Day" stamp set, also in Sale-a-bration.  It fits perfectly with the note tag punch.

This the same "Best Year Ever" Designer Series Paper, "Best Year Ever" Accessory Pack from Sale-a-bration.

The sentiment is one of my favorites right now and is in the Painted Petals stamp set.  Rhinestones give everything an extra sparkle!

Same details as above just a different pattern on the paper.