Sunday, December 10, 2017

Merry Christmas - FREE Shipping!!

Are you interested in saving yourself some money???  Well, Stampin' Up has you covered!




24 HOURS ONLY!  On Monday, December 11, receive free shipping on all Stampin’ Up! orders.
No minimum or maximum purchase amount!
FREE SHIPPING AGAIN!  YOU BET!  Here’s your chance to stock up on paper crafting basics (card stock, envelopes, adhesive) and/or fill your wish list for the holidays!  It’ perfect for last minute gift giving, too!  
  • Order as much or as often as you want ALL DAY.  Shipping is FREE!
  • STOCK UP!  Fill your wish list and stock up on basics like card stock, envelopes, stamps and ink! 
  • Don’t miss out on additional savings with 10% OFF Bundles and the Stampin’ Up! clearance rack.
  • FREE products!  Earn Stampin’ Rewards when you spend $150 or more (total before shipping and tax).
  • Year-End Sales Event!  Dec. 1 – Jan. 2:  Retiring holiday product list PLUS discounts on select retiring and surplus items while supplies last.
  • Reserve a Stamparatus TODAY.  Learn more about the “Cadillac” of stamp placement tools and how to reserve one. 

    If you are not ordering $150 (or more), please use my December Hostess Code when prompted to (on-line ordering). 

DECEMBER HOSTESS CODE:  SNUBBDSH

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

YEAR END SALES EVENT

Year-End Sales Event


Stock up and save on Stampin’ Up! clearance products.  Up to 60% off PLUS many items on the Holiday Catalog Retiring List have been discounted, some up to 40% off.
Discounted products are only available while supplies last so please don’t wait to order your favorites.
TIP!  Need inspiration for sale products?  Use my SEARCH tool on the top right of my blog to find samples I shared previously using discounted stamp sets, tools and more!
The Details:
  • Promotion Dates: December 10, 2015-January 4, 2016.
  • No minimum purchase required.
  • No refunds or exchanges on Year-End Sale items.
  • Items offered during the Year-End Sale are while supplies last.
  • Year-End Sale & clearance items may be combined on your order with other Stampin’ Up! products.
And, don't forget about the Clearance and Bundles sale items!  Check them out HERE.

 

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Order your Stamparatus NOW!!

Hello Again 

Just popping in to let you know that NOW you can reserve your Stamparatus. 

Here are the details from the home office at Stampin'Up! 

The results are in! The first Stamparatus reservation window reached its maximum number of reservations in just 15 minutes, which provided us with some very important information: You will LOVE this new stamping tool! We couldn’t be more thrilled; in fact, your response was so amazing that we’ve decided to make some important adjustments to the reservation process.
As was previously announced, the second reservation window will remain open from December 5–30; however, during this reservation period we will take as many orders as we receive (yay!) and not close the window until December 30. So whether the total number of reservations is 100 or 100,000, the window will stay open!
Please note the following changes:
  • Beginning March 19, we will ship Stamparatuses in the order the reservations were received (first in, first out) and continue through the next few months and beyond as product arrives in our warehouse. Because shipment dates are based on manufacturing lead times, not all of the reservations made during the December 5–30 window will ship on March 19 (as was previously announced).
  • In order to accommodate demand, limits have changed as follows: one reservation per customer and one per demonstrator.
  • Because we are not limiting the maximum number of reservations for the second window, we will not offer a third window. This is the last chance for you and your customers to reserve a Stamparatus before it becomes available in the 2018-2019 annual catalog.
CLICK HERE to reserve your tool 
  • ***You will need to sign in into your account just like you place an online order then you will see the Stamparatus reservation. If you do NOT have a account you will need to have an account so just fill out all the info. 
  • After you enter all the info you will get notified as soon as it arrives at the warehouse; then you will complete your order and be one of the first to have your hands on it. Plus if you reserve now you should get it during Sale-a-Bration and with just a little add on to that order, you will qualified for a Sale-a-Bration product. Make sure YOU do not remove the Stamparatus from your cart when you get the notification, we can not add it again if you delete from your cart. 
  • This tool will be released in the NEW catalog in June 2018 but we can have it before if we choose if you pre-order NOW. 
  • Price is $49 USA 
  •  Yes, you will enter your credit card but it will NOT be charged until the product to shipped to YOU. 
  • You will receive an e-mail when it is ready to be shipped. Complete your order (at that time you can add to your shopping bag)  
Stamparatus

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Wise Men From Afar for NC Blog Hop

It's the end of the month which means .... NC Blog Hop!  I haven't had time to participate in the blog hops in the last couple of months so I thought I'd make an effort this month!  Our theme is anything Christmas or Hanukkah.

I borrowed this stamp set, Wise Men from Afar, from my downline, Debbie, and made this beautiful card.  Black isn't a color you usually associate with Christmas cards but this one is an exception.  What do you think?


I stamped the kings in Black Archival Ink on Very Vanilla cardstock and using the Big Shot and my favorite, Stitched Shapes framelits cut the oval out.  Next I cut out two of the largest scalloped ovals from Black and Champagne cardstock.  (You really only need half of the black oval.)  I cut a 3" x 5" piece of Vanilla cardstock and layered it onto Champagne Foil paper which was then adhered to the black card.  Stamp the sentiment with Black Archival ink.  The star is punched using the Starlight thinlets dies with a small rhinestone in the middle.

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and have now changed gears and are sliding into Christmas preparations.  We had a great Thanksgiving with my daughter in town (from Hawaii!) and my family that are local at my house for the Thanksgiving festivities.  Of course, we all ate too much.  But to top it off, yesterday we went to my sister's house where we ate more!  Ashley and I made gumbo and my sister made 2 different chilli's in the crock pot plus another crock pot full of chicken!  After all that, we sat outside around their fire pit and toasted marshmallows for smores!   Ashley leaves on Sunday for DC for work for a week before flying back to Oahu.

If you want to order this great Christmas stamp set or any of the other items Stampin' Up sales, now is the time!  Sunday, Nov. 26 is the last day for the Online Extravaganza special.  BUT Cyper Monday (Nov. 27), SHIPPING will be free for all Stampin' Up! orders.  This is a great offer and gives you another day to check off everything on your wish list with FREE shipping!



Hop along to the rest of the blogs from our NC group.  Sue is the next stop along the hop.

Tamra Davis -

Jo Anne Hewins -

Tracie Evans Langley -

Sharon Maranich -

Sue Root -

Sue Stapp -

Frances Wagner -


Monday, November 20, 2017

November Stamp Club

We had Stamp Club last week and made two cards, our December calendar and a Birthday Reminder Box.

Here are the pictures and instructions:


2 pieces of Thick White Cardstock –
·        #1 measures 11” x 7”
·        #2 measures 7.5” x 6”

·        Score Piece #1 on it’s longer side & .5” / 3” / 8” / 10.5”
·        Use the Diagonal Score Plate & score at the 8” mark (see diagram)
·        Flip the page completely over (to the back side).  The first diagonal (@ 8”) should now be in the opposite corner.  Score again at the 8” mark diagonally.
·        Fold & cut off the corners
·        Add strong tape (Red Line or Sookwang tape) to the two 5” flaps on the side.

Piece #2: 
·        Score at .5” and 3” on the longer side. 
·        Turn 90 degrees and score at .5 & 5.5” on the shorter side.
·        Trim ½” flaps as seen in diagram
·        Place strong tape on ½” flaps.

Adhere Designer Paper to box before putting it together.  Side panels are cut 7” x 2 ¼”.  Front panel is 4 ¼” x 4 ¾”
·        Fold the ½” flaps up & align them along the inside back of Piece #1.  Adhere.
·        Fold in the “wings” and adhere them to the base flaps.
·        Fold up the front & adhere to the remaining ½” flaps.

To make the notch, measure in half-way from the sides & make a pencil mark.  Use a Circle Punch & punch a half circle.

You need 6 Dividers cut at 6” x 4 ¾”
DSP for the dividers is cut at 5 ½” x 4 ¾” – scored at 5.5” & 2”

If you want to make additional boxes (nice Christmas present!), here is the link to directions AND a link to printing the calendar inserts.




Thanks to Marianne for this card!  She gave me the one on the right for my birthday in October.  I gave the ladies a choice between Wisteria Wonder and Fresh Fig.  This set comes with framelits but I did not use them on the card.  We just stamped directly on the white cardstock.

BEAUTIFUL BOUQUET
Supplies:
Ø  Ink:   (your choice)
·        Card #1 – Garden Green, Daffodil, Fresh Fig, Sugarplum
·        Card #2 – Wisteria, Daffodil, Flirty Flamingo, Garden Green
Ø  Cardstock:  Whisper White, Fig OR Wisteria
Ø  Stamps:  Beautiful Bouquet
Accessories:   
Ø   Twine or Ribbon
Instructions:
·        Stamp stem with green ink.
·        Stamp flowers in your choice of colors.
·        Stamp sentiment of your choice.
·        Make a bow & adhere it with Glue Dots.
·        Adhere white cardstock to purple card.


This card is so much prettier in real life.  I actually got a new club member thanks to this card!  It was a great way to introduce everyone to the new Stampin' Blends!

VINTAGE LEAVES
Supplies:
Ø  Ink:    Black, Cajun Craze
Ø  Cardstock:    Very Vanilla (8 ½” x 5 ½” AND 5 ¼” x 4”), Thick white cardstock
Ø  Stamps:   Vintage Leaves, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Accessories:   
Ø   Stampin’ Up Blends Markers
Ø   Classic Label Punch
Ø  Woodland Embossing Folder
Ø  Leaflets Framelits
Instructions:
·        Run the smaller piece of Very Vanilla cardstock through the Woodlands embossing folder.  Adhere to card.
·        Stamp leaves onto Vanilla cardstock, color with Blends Markers & die cut. 
·        After die cutting leaves, use Blends marker around edges so white is covered up.
·        Adhere leaves to card – use dimensionals on some of them.
·        Stamp sentiment on scrap of Vanilla, punch out & adhere to card.




DECEMBER CALENDAR
Supplies:
Ø  Ink:  Cherry Cobbler
Ø  Cardstock:  Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Be Merry DSP, White
Ø  Stamps:  Be Merry, Wrapped in Warmth (retired)
Ø  Cable Knit embossing folder
Instructions:
·        Run Green cardstock through Big Shot with Cable Knit Embossing Folder.
·        Stamp cup & lid onto Be Merry paper & cut out.
·        Cut a strip of Be Merry paper and wrap around middle of cup. 
·        Adhere cup & lid to green card.
·        Stamp sentiment in Cherry Cobbler; cut and mount with dimensionals





Friday, November 17, 2017

Online EXTRAVAGANZA

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Each year, Stampin' Up! hosts a fantastic sale called the Online Extravaganza.  This year it begins on Monday, Nov. 20th and runs through Nov. 26.  Monday (11/20) there will be a special 24 HOUR door buster sale with lots of items for you to purchase.  Don't miss out!!

Click HERE for the list of items on sale!

Have fun shopping!  Please use my HOSTESS CODE when you place your order (located at top left of this blog).



Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Reserve your Stamparatus!!

Stampin' Up is full of big news these days!  After months and months of research, Stampin' Up has come up with the most innovative tool yet for perfect stamped image placement!  I know what you are thinking - you have seen these before.  Hey, I have a MISTI but I will be buying the STAMPARATUS!  You have not seen a tool quite like this one.  The Stamparatus (don't you love the name???)  will change the way you stamp and you will wonder how you ever did without it!


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Why do YOU need one? You’ll fall in love with stamping all over again when you learn everything you can do with it!
  • Make multiples with ease
  • Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
  • If you want a darker impression, apply more ink and restamp—no need to start over
  • Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money
  • Easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates
  • Develop new and specialized stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement
I need product details!
  • Compatible with Stampin’ Up!’s red rubber and photopolymer stamp
  • Foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps
  • Rulers and gridlines for quick measuring
  • 2 open sides so you can stamp on larger paper
  • 2 reversible plates: a total of 4 surfaces to work with
  • 2 magnets to hold the paper in place
  • Magnet storage areas
  • Retail Price–$49.00 USD/$65.00 CAD
Reserve now for the November 16 – 30, 2017 reservation window with delivery on or around February 1, 2018. The reservation window opens at 2:00 PM (MT) on November 16. While supplies last.
  • Reservation quantities are while supplies last.
  • You may participate in multiple reservation windows.  
  • 1 tool per customer per reservation window.
  • In order to reserve your Stamparatus, you are required to provide your credit card information.
  • Credit cards will not be charged until the Stamparatus ships from our facility. When you close your order, be sure to verify that your credit card and shipping information is correct.
 RESERVATIONAVAILABLE TO SHIP
November 16–30, 2017Approx. February 1, 2018
December 5–30, 2017Approx. March 19, 2018
January 15–30, 2018Approx. April 15, 2018

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Using Stampin' Up Blends

I shared the information about the new Stampin' Up Blends last week.  Now they are available for you to order them!!  I have ordered most of the colors and made this card using them.  I stamped and colored the leaves onto Thick Whisper White cardstock and had great results.


It was so easy to do the shading on the Vintage Leaves!  I used the framelits to cut out the leaves.  Next I took matching Blends and went around the edges of the leaves where it was white.  I used the Woodland Textured Embossing Folder to mount the leaves onto.  Simple card to make!!

Enjoy watching these videos that give you tips and tricks on using the new Blends Markers.






Perhaps you would be interested in the Color Me Happy kit which is available now!





Friday, November 3, 2017

Christmas Card Stamp a Stack

I will be holding my annual Christmas Card Stamp - a - Stack on Dec. 2 this year from 10 - 1:00.  This is always a lot of fun.  Once you pick the cards you want to make, I will cut all the card stock and do a lot of the die cutting in advance.  When you arrive, you will have a packet and complete your card.

I would love to have you join us if you live in the Mooresville, Newton, Sherrills Ford area of North Carolina!

I have kept the price the same for several years.  The price includes envelopes.

$35 for 20 cards   /   $65 for 40 cards   /   $95 for 60 cards
(amounts will be pro-rated for other quantities)

You can pick your cards from the ones below.  Please, when picking, make sets of 5.  Keep in mind that you can switch up the sentiments on most of the cards.  I will also have a lot of sentiments for the inside for you to choose from.

If you can not attend but would like a packet to do at home, contact me and we will work out the details.

WREATH 

CHRISTMAS QUILT

CHRISTMAS PINES

REINDEER

EMBOSSED SNOWFLAKE

SNOWFLAKES - PEACE

TIS THE SEASON POLKA DOTS

TIS THE SEASON PLAID


SWIRLY SNOWFLAKES

THREE WISEMEN

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Stampin' Up Blends

The new Stampin’ Blends are on their way.
You can purchase them on November 1st.  I am SOOO excited for you to get your hands on them.  I played with mine today and they seem much better than the SU Blendabilities.  Here is the results of my playing today.


FAQ regarding Stampin’ Blends:

Q)  Are these markers the same as Blendabilities?
A)  Yes and No.  These are alcohol based markers.  However they have been reconfigured and are MUCH better than the previous product released.  I love them and would highly recommend them to anyone wanting to start learning how to use alcohol markers for card making.
Q)  Are these the same kind of markers as Copic markers?
A)  Yes.  They are an alcohol based marker.  Just like Copics, Spectrum Noir and several others on the market.
Q)  Why would I buy these instead of buying Copics?
A)  The price point on these markers is much lower than Copic markers.  I highly recommend them for someone that is considering trying it out but doesn’t want the commitment of a large investment.  Or the time involved in learning how to use Copic markers.
Q)  What kind of paper should I use?
A)  The very best paper for any alcohol based marker is a paper designed specifically for that.  I love using  Crafters Companion Spectrum Noir card stock.  However, with that said I have tested the Stampin’ Blends on Whisper White Thick card stock and you do get a nice blend.  The difference is marginal.  I would NOT recommend using an inexpensive card stock, like Walmart or Michaels brands.  They will not give you nice stamped images or blended coloring.
Q)  Are Stampin’ Blends refillable?
A)  No.  They are not.  Their price point is such that purchasing a new marker is less expensive than buying a refill.  You can purchase the markers individually.
Q)  Can I buy the entire set of Stampin’ Blends?
A)  YES. There is an option to purchase the entire set.   
Q)  When will the Stampin’ Blends be available to purchase?
A)  Nov 1, 2017