Author Archives: Nancy Gleason

New Items Added to Sale-A-Bration!

With only a few days left in the Sale-A-Bration promotion, and with several items already sold out, Stampin’ Up! just announced that they are adding several ‘hot’ current items that can be earned for FREE with a qualifying order!  Woo-Hoo!  New items added to Sale-A-Bration!  Now that’s something to cheer about!

New Items Added to Sale-A-Bration

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All the Sale-A-Bration items in one place

FREE SaleABration itemsMore items added to Sale-A-Bration

Oh my, with so many items to choose from, what’s top on your list?  Start shopping now to earn as many FREE Sale-A-Bration as you can!  Now is a great time to STOCK UP on things you go thru alot; Whisper White cardstock, medium envelopes, Whisper White and Crumb Cake notecards, adhesives, Stampin’ Dimensionals, enamel shapes, basic pearls & rhinestones, ribbons or baker’s twine, ink refills, etc.  Buy a 3, 6 or 12 month prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscription!  You’ll save money over the month to month price (which is a pretty good deal already!), AND earn FREE Sale-A-Bration items to boot!  Win-Win!

And don’t forget NOW is the best time to JOIN Stampin’ UP! and get all the perks and benefits of being part of the Stampin’ Up! family.  When you purchase the $99 Starter Kit, you choose $125 worth of products AND 2 Stamp Sets of your choice (valued up to $105!).   Talk to me to see if this is good fit for you!

Of all the new items added to Sale-A-Bration, which is your favorite?   Leave me a comment with your favorite.  Then, please click here to start shopping and click here if you are ready to join.

Happy Stampin,

Nancy

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Paper Pumpkin and a free gift in April – it’s a Sara Thing!

Paper Pumpkin & FREE Gift in April: It’s a Sara Thing!Paper Pumpkin, free gift in April, it's a Sara thing!

“Bold, vibrant, and artistic—with a little bit of sass,” is how Stampin’ Up! CEO Sara Douglass described the kit she designed for the April Paper Pumpkin.  Everyone gets a FREE gift from Sara inside their April Paper Pumpkin kit.  Subscribe (month to month or pre-paid options) by April 10 to get yours!

What is Paper Pumpkin?  Watch this video to find out!

HOT TIP!  Subscribe by March 31, and you’ll earn Sale-A-Bration products, with Paper Pumpkin, too.  Requires a minimum product order of $50 before shipping and tax – you CAN combine prepaid subscriptions with other Stampin’ Up! products on one order if you like.  Learn more below!

PAPER PUMPKIN ON SALE & EARN FREE SALE-A-BRATION GIFTS!

There are two great ways to save on Stampin’ Up! Paper Pumpkin Kits as well as qualify for FREE Sale-A-Bration gifts.  See all the Sale-A-Bration gift possibilities (including the newest additions) below.

3-Month Prepaid Subscription (137859) $59 $55
Get a discount on 3-month prepaid subscriptions and instantly qualify for a FREE Sale-A-Bration gift!

12-Month Prepaid Subscription (137861) $215
Take it to the next level with a 12-month prepaid subscription. Save over $2/month with the everyday awesome price, earn Stampin’ (Host) Rewards, and instantly qualify for 4 FREE Sale-A-Bration gifts!

This offer will end on March 31, 2017 at 11:50 PM (MT)

SHARE THE LOVE!   Consider giving a Paper Pumpkin subscription as a gift!

Benefits of Paper Pumpkin:

  • Make a creative date!  The all-inclusive kits arrive conveniently at your door each month.
  • Each kit contains exclusive photopolymer stamp sets.
  • Simple!  Enjoy craft time you can count on without a lot of prep work or supplies.
  • Learn new techniques.
  • Create alternate projects with all the goodies in the box.
  • Cards and coffee?  Get together with friends to assemble your kits every month.

Take a look back at Paper Pumpkin 2016 in this video below!

Don’t miss another month of Paper Pumpkin!  Order your prepaid subscription now!

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Baby Wipe Technique with Video Tutorial

Last night I taught the “Baby Wipe Technique” to the ladies in my stamp class.  It’s a really fun way to create a mottled, multi-colored effect and it’s perfect for any stamp with a large image area.

We had a really fun class and I always love when new people join me for a class!   I consider it a great compliment when a regular student invites a friend to come!  I had two ‘regulars’ invite friends and had 3 new peeps in class!  It really was a great night.  And despite the impending snowstorm/blizzard headed our way, everyone wanted to come to class!   We decided since the snow wasn’t supposed to start until around 11PM, we could have class and get home before any real snow started.  Here is the first project we made:

Baby Wipe Technique, Reverse Words, SaleABration, HoorayFor this card, we used the Reverse Words stamp set (available for FREE thru March 31st during Sale-A-Bration).  I used Pink Piourette, Melon Mambo and Rich Razzleberry ink.   A bit of bling from the Glimmer Paper Assortment (also FREE during Sale-A-Bration!) and a few metallic sequins finished it off.  Quick, easy and so much WOW!

The next project also featured the Baby Wipe Technique, but we stepped it up a bit with more layers and stamping.

Baby Wipe Technique, Watercolor Wings, Butterfly, Timeless Texture

The Baby Wipe Technique was used to color the background layer of the butterfly which was stamped using an image from the Watercolor Wings stamp set and cropped out using Bold Butterfly Framelits.  A detailed Butterfly was cropped from the Butterflies thinlits from Island Indigo cardstock and layered on top.

The Whisper White layer was stamped using the Timeless Textures stamps in Pool Party and Tip Top Taupe.  The sentiment, from Watercolor Wings, was stamped in Island Indigo ink.

I love this color combination, and I hope you do too!  Don’t forget that Tip Top Taupe will be retiring in a few months.  Stock up now on your favorite Tip Top Taupe items before they are gone.

If you would like to learn how to do the Baby Wipe Technique  you can watch a video tutorial I made here:

Don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel.

Please leave me a comment and tell me what you think of the Baby Wipe Technique, and my projects!  I love to hear from you and cherish each and every comment 🙂

If you want to purchase any of the items I’ve used here, please head to my online store and place your order. Remember, for every $50 you order (before shipping & tax) you earn 1 FREE Sale-A-Bration item!  Please use Host Code SZYAENSF if you place an order that is less than $150 dollars.  Thank you!

Well, if you’re in the Northeast and affected by Blizzard Stella, stay safe and warm!  It’s a good day to hunker down and stamp, in between rounds of shoveling & snowblowing.  Happy Stampin’!

Nancy

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Playing with the Paper Players

I just love when I make a project, and before I have a chance to post it anywhere, I discover that it fits the bill for a challenge.  Well that’s exactly what happened here when The Paper Players posted their color challenge today.

I posed a question on my Facebook page, asking my readers to respond with their favorite choice of green for St. Patty’s Day.  I promised to randomly select a winner from all the comments to send a St. Patrick’s Day treat.  stampin' up! greensWhen I selected the winner, I wanted to send along a card, and of course the card had to be green, Cucumber Crush, to be exact!  I thought a touch of gold was fitting.  So here is my card:

Yay for Green!

Lots of white and Cucumber Crush green accented with gold!  Just perfect for the Paper Players challenge:

I started with a Stampin’ UP! notecard in Whisper White, added a layer of Cucumber Crush & White diagonally striped paper, a layer of Whisper White adorned with Washi Tape in gold, and a few gold metallic enamel shapes, and a star stamped in Cucumber Crush ink from the Confetti Celebration stamp set.  A few snips from my paper snips cut out the shape in no time!  Fast. Easy. Wow!

By the way, My Green Color Quiz?  It was a dead heat between Emerald Envy and Cucumber Crush!

Sale-A-BrationDon’t forget, we are in the final days of Sale-A-Bration!  Your chance to earn all of these fabulous items is running out.  Place a qualifying order of $50 or more from my online store to earn a free Sale-A-Bration item.  Not sure what Sale-A-Bration is?  Everything you wanted to know about Sale-A-Bration can be found here.

HOST CODE for March is SZYAENSF – please use this code if you place an order thru my online store that is less than $150 (before shipping and tax).  If your order is over $150, do not use the host code.

So thanks for playing with me and The Paper Players today.  Please follow my Facebook page, and sign up for my mailing list, so you won’t miss any contests that I run!  Thanks for stopping by, come back soon.

Nancy

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Baby Bear Baby Boy Card

A friend and fellow stamper just had a baby boy, so I needed to make a Baby Card to send to her, and I knew the Baby Bear Baby Boy card was just the ticket! (Phew, that’s a mouthful!)   A few weeks back, I made a baby card for another friend who had  a baby girl.  You can see the Baby Girl card here.

Well, one of the sayings I’m fond of saying is “when you find something that works, stick with it”!  So I decided to make the same card, substituting Pool Party Blue for the Flirty Flamingo pink in my original card.  Here it is:Baby Bear Baby Boy Card

I used the same layout, and the Crumb Cake and white but changed the color from Flirty Flamingo that I used on the baby girl card to Pool Party for today’s Baby Bear baby boy card.

The Pool Party patterned paper  is from the Tasty Treats Designer Series Paper.  I love how the Pool Party grid design is cheerful with a nod to masculine, compared to the Flirty Flamingo polka dot paper that has touch of whimsy and a feminine feel.  Here are the two side by side:

I love this baby card layout that works well for both a baby boy or a baby girl!

It’s easy to make a baby card using the Baby Bear stamp set.  The triple stamp creates the life-like fuzzy texture of the bear, and the photopolymer stamps allow for perfect placement of the 3 images.  The crumb cake and white is a great neutral color combo that works well with so many colors, and the Flirty Flamingo and Pool Party are no exceptions.  While I used a piece of thick Baker’s Twine in a matching color, I placed the bow under the Baby Boy Baby Bear‘s chin, and on the Baby Girl Baby Bear’s head.  For the girl card, I used 3 pearls as an embellishment, while on the boy card, I used a candy dot.

I love the realistic furry detail of the Baby Bear Stamp set

If you need to make a baby card anytime soon, I suggest you get this Baby Bear stamp set.  Remember Sale-A-Bration is in full swing which means that you will get a Free Sale-A-Bration item for every $50 worth of product you order.  Find out all about Sale-A-Bration here.  To place an online order, click here.

Please leave me a comment below and let me know how you like this card.  And please sign up for my mailing list using the sign up box on the right.  Thanks,

See you soon!

Nancy

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WaterColor Pencils Craze & Bonus Video

I’m excited to share a bonus tutorial video with you today featuring the WaterColor Pencils and the Dragonfly Dreams bundle.  I’ve been in love with the WaterColor Pencils when I first saw them back in November.  (Yes, November – as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator I get to see new products before the catalogs are released!  My favorite perk!  If you want to share in these perks, there’s no better time to join than now.  Ask me how.)

Here is the card I made and taught to my stamp club last week. The ladies loved it, and I hope you do too!

Dragonfly Dreams, Detailed Dragonfly & Watercolor Pencils

Daffodil Delight and Black are a striking color combination, don’t you agree?  But what really makes it is the pop of color from the water colored panel.  I used the WaterColor Pencils with an Aqua Painter to create this focal point.

I created a video to show you how I made it:  Wow, this is like taking a class from me without the drive!  And without the brownies 🙂

Now I know you just want to jump out of your seat and get some watercolor pencils for yourself so you too can join in on the Watercolor Craze Supplies are very limited and are expected to go on backorder soon, SO ORDER THEM RIGHT NOW!  Don’t wait.  Don’t forget to add some Watercolor Paper, Aqua Painters and Blender Pens.  You’ll also want Memento Tuxedo Black Ink if you want to stamp an outline image and then color in with watercoloring.  When you place your order, remember two things: 1)  To order in $50 increments so you can earn FREE Sale-A-Bration items with each order, and 2) to use HOST CODE D3ZEY3UJ when you place an order that is less than $150.

To learn more about Sale-A-Bration, click this picture.

Why use a Host Code?  The host code allows me to earn Stampin’ Rewards on all orders placed thru my online store.    They are used for products that I give away to my customers.  (Just ask Vicky Blackwell who won a Party Animal Prize package as part of my SuperBowl contest. – Read all about that here.) Learn about Stampin’ Rewards hereIf your order totals $150 or more (before tax & shipping) then DO NOT use the host code, but rather redeem the Stampin’ Rewards for yourself.

Please let me know if you enjoyed my tutorial video.  If you like that, then you’d love attending one of my in person classes.  Not only do we have fun and eat brownies, but we make a few projects and I try to teach one new technique at each class.  Click here for a list of upcoming classes.  Not in NE Pennsylvania?  Let me host a Facebook Party for you and your friends instead.

Thanks for stopping by My Stampin Space today, please come back again soon.  If you like what you see, sign up for my mailing list, Like me on Facebook and follow me on Instagram.

Nancy

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And the Winner of the SuperBowl contest is……

Did you watch the SuperBowl?  Well it sure was an upset victory!  Most of my fans were pulling for Atlanta and it sure looked like they were going to win, and then, The Patriots scored and tied in the final minutes and into overtime they went!

The New England Patriots won the game!!!

So here’s the deal;   I counted up my New England Patriots votes, and randomly selected a number, #3, which is Vicky Blackwell! 

Superbowl Contest Winner

Congrats to the Vicky Blackwell  – you just won the SuperBowl!   Well, okay, not really the SuperBowl, but it might feel like it when the confetti starts falling all around you, and your fans rush the field to get your autograph, and the cameras are flashing all around you….

Vicky please contact me with your mailing address so I can send your loot to you.  You have until midnight on Wednesday, Feb. 8th.  Party Animal EmbellishmentsYou can email me or PM me on my Facebook page.  I’ll get your winnings right out to you.

Thanks to everyone who played along with me and took the time to leave me a comment.  I had fun, and hope you did too.  Please join me in congratulating our winner, Vicky.

I have a class tomorrow, and I’ll post what we make later this week.  Until then, happy stampin’

Nancy

Game Time! Who’s Going to Win?

Whether you are a football fan or not, chances are you’ll probably end up watching   Super Bowl LI.  On Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017 the New England Patriots will play against the Atlanta Falcons.  Kick-off time is 6:30PM

Super Bowl 2017

I’d like to play a little game of my own, complete with a Super Bowl Ring for everyone on the winning team!  Ok, maybe not.  But I do have something you’ll really love!  The Super Bowl is one of the biggest parties around, so why not have a little Party of our own, complete with Party Animal prizes?

One lucky winner will win this embellishment package from the Party Animal product suite.  Sweet, right?  (See that little play on words there?)

Party Animals Embellishment Giveaway, Washi Tape, Emeral Envy 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Party Animal Embellishments

Leave me a comment saying who you think, or hope, will win the Super Bowl.  Then I will choose one person from among the Winning Answers.  That person wins the Party Animal product suite give-away.  No tackling involved!  Easy, and very safe!

Follow me on Facebook as I’ll be posting the score during the game, so you can see how your team in doing (in case you’re crafting and watching the game!)  Then check in after the game to see who the winner is!

Nancy

 

 

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Teaching a New Technique

I teach classes regularly, and I just love getting together with a bunch of people, having fun, and stamping!  Mostly I love watching someone who has never stamped put ink to paper for the first time!  And watching them as they complete their first project successfully never gets old!  I also love sharing new techniques with my students and watching them add a new skill to their paper crafting arsenal!  My classes usually are 2 projects, and I try to not only make a project that is fun and seasonally, but also to include a new tip, trick ,or technique.  I want my students to learn something too, not just make something.

Tonight I wanted to teach heat embossing, as several of the newer regular students have never done that. My upline Lisa Pretto shared a card that she made that I just had to totally CASE (copy and selective edit)!  It was just perfect for my class.  This card includes heat embossing (in white) on colored cardstock for the sentiment and heat embossing white on white AND resist embossing!  Win-Win!  So here’s my take on Lisa’s card:  It features the Avant Garden stamp set (free during Sale-A-Bration) stamped with Versamark ink on whisper white cardstock and them embossed with Whisper White embossing powder.  Resist embossing is accomplished by rubbing ink (with the help of a sponge dauber) in a circular motion aroumd the stamped image.  The ink does not stick where the heat embossing is which creates that soft muted background.  A quick ribbon and a little tag with a sentiment is all you need.

I thought this card could be made in any color, or with any sentiment, so I tried it out in a few other colors.  Here it is in Sweet Sugarplum:

And here in Wisteria Wonder.  My MIL’s birthday is this weekend and she loves purple so this is for her.  I stepped it up a notch by adding a Wisteria Wonder cardstock layer under the feature panel.

Which color is your favorite?  I love to read your comments, so please leave me a comment and tell my what you think of this card, and what color you like the best.

I wish you could attend my classes and learn these new techniques with me.  Next class will include sponge brayers and inking up embossing folders.  If you live in NEPA, consider taking this class with me.  Feb. 6th from 6:30-8:45PM.

Don’t forget, you can always order online from me 24/7 thru my online store.  You can access that here.  When shopping, please use January Host Code 2BUYMMWN when placing an order that is less thaln $150.   When shopping, you’ll earn 1 Free Sale-A-Bration item for every $50 you spend (before shipping and sales tax).  The Avant Garden stamp set used for this project is a FREE Sale-A-Bration stamp set.  Want to learn more about Sale-A-Bration?  Click here.

Happy Stampin’

Nancy

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Love for my Valentine!

As soon as I saw this sketch from Freshly Made Sketches, I knew I wanted to use hearts for the 3 elements.  And since I wanted to make a Valentine’s Day card with my Stamp Class this week, it was the perfect opportunity to make 1 project that fit the bill for both!

And here is the sketch that inspired this design. Freshly Made Sketches #272

A Silver Metallic Foil Doilies is the perfect backdrop for  all of the different hearts in the Sending Love product suite, including the 3D heart which is just perfect for being pierced by an arrow!

I’m so glad that I picked up the Metallic Real Red Embossing Powder from the 2016 Holiday catalog – it adds just the perfect amount of bling for the sentiment.  I originally wanted to use Silver foil sheets for the arrow, but it really didn’t stand out.  I tried black; that really stood out but I wasn’t sure about black on a Valentine’s Day card, so I opted for Pool Party.  It provides enough contrast, but it is subtle enough that it doesn’t jump out as the first element you see.  I am happy with the way it worked out.

The Love Notes Framelites dies are hugely popular: it was just announced that they are now being backordered until the end of February.   You can still get the other products in this product suite, including the Sealed With Love stamp set, the Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack, and more.  If you really want the framelits, I would order them now, so that you’ll be among the first to get them when they are back in stock.  I made a few other projects using the product suite which you can see  here.

I’ll be making this card with the ladies in my Stamp Class Monday evening.  I hope that they enjoy making this card as much as I did.

Hop on over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog to see all the fabulous designs using this sketch.

Then come back tomorrow to see the other project I will be teaching to my Stamp Class.

Happy Stampin’,

Nancy

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