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Paper Pumpkin to the Rescue!

Today was the first day that I was back in My Stampin’ Space since Jenn passed away.  Even though a new box of goodies arrived about 2 weeks ago, I just seemed to have lost my desire to stamp, to create, to do much of anything.  But I knew I needed to get back to a normal routine again, and that meant getting a class schedule posted, check, and getting my projects for those classes.  Today was the day to make those projects!

Since I really felt blah, with no particular plan in mind, other than to use my new Color Your Season bundle that just came in, I thought the best place to start would be with a Paper Pumpkin kit.  My July kit came in the mail and was just sitting there unopened.  So I opened it up, and made those cute little baskets and the coordinating tags & cards.  I have to say that the kit was the best place to start!  I didn’t need to ‘create’ anything!  I just needed to follow the included directions and I was able to make some really cute gifts that are headed for my co-workers.  Paper Pumpkin to the rescue!  Take a look at this:

See, I told you!  They are really cute aren’t they?  Totally what I needed to get me back into the crafting groove again.

Do you subscribe to Paper Pumpkin?  I totally recommend it for when you are in a crafting rut like I was, or even if you just like to make something different each month.  The Paper Pumpkin kits are a great deal.  $19.95 per month including shipping and a complete craft kit comes to your doorstep each month.  You can sign up on a monthly subscription basis where you receive a kit each month and when its’ ready to ship, the credit card on file gets billed.  You can skip a month, or change ship to address, at any time as long as the change is made by the 10th of the month.  Click here to Subscribe to Paper Pumpkin.

You can even give Paper Pumpkin a test drive by buying a prepaid 1, 3, 6 or 12 month subscription.  This option even allows for you to ‘gift’ the said number of Paper Pumpkin kits to a loved one.  Click here to purchase a prepaid subscription.

Bonus! 

If  you’ve never tried Paper Pumpkin before, you’re in luck!  Blooming Summer Savings 50% off Paper PumpkinSign up here to try Paper Pumpkin for the first time, and save 50% off your first month (August 2018) when you use Promo Code BLOOM0818.  For only $10, you really have nothing to lose.  As a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, you are also eligible to purchase past kits and or refill kits.  Click here to see previous kits.

Paper Pumpkin was just what I needed today, and I’m sure that Paper Pumpkin will be just what YOU need too!  When that little red box gets delivered to your mailbox, you too will say “Paper Pumpkin to the rescue!”.

So subscribe to Paper Pumpkin now so you can get the August 2018 kit at half price.  For $10 you really owe it to yourself to give it a try!

Come back tomorrow to see what I made when I pulled out my Blended Season stamp set, and the coordinating Stitched Season framelits.  I was able to design a card, choose a color scheme and get to work on making it.  I know you’ll want to see that too.

But first,  make sure you don’t miss out on the August Paper Pumkin kit; subscribe here and use Promo Code BLOOM0818.

Nancy

Pop Paradise Pineapples

I am still saying good-bye to some of my  beloved stamps and such that will be retiring at the end of this month to make way for some new and exciting products in the new catalog to be released June 1st.

For my class earlier this week, I pulled out Pop of Paradise and some of the retiring 2016-28 InColors.  As I was stamping these playful pineapples, I wondered why it’s been so long since I inked up these stamps.  So much fun!

The retiring 2016-18 In Colors colors of Peekaboo Peach, Sweet Sugarplum and Flirty Flamingo*, it seemed like a match made in heaven for this stamp set.  Just look at this adorable card:Pop of Paradise PineappleStampin’ Write markers were used to color in each of the pineapples.  The sentiment is from Thoughtful Banners.

Such a cute card in fun, playful colors!  A perfect send-off for this lovely stamp  set.  Get yours before it’s gone.  Pop of Paradise

Retiring products

Click here to shop the retiring items.  NEW!  Many items on the Retiring List are now on sale.  Shop now before they’re gone.  Please remember to use HOST CODE 9UBBQ3MG when you place an online order less than $150.  If your order is $150 or more (before tax & shipping) do NOT use the host code but rather redeem the host rewards for yourself.

Thanks

Nancy

Have you considered this?

Sale-A-Bration is quickly coming to an end 🙁  I have loved so many of the items in Sale-A-Bration this year.  From Heartfelt Blooms and Blossoming Basket Bundle to the Party Pandas and the Epic Celebration, there was just something for everyone.  While there are so many options of merchandise to get for free with a qualifying purchase, have you considered this? Free with a qualifying purchase is NOT the only way to save during Sale-A-Bration.

Have you considered joining Stampin’ Up? If you have considered it, then you should act on it now.  You’ll get 2 free stamp sets of your choice, any value, when you purchase the $99 Starter Kit during Sale-A-Bration.

If you’ve never considered joining Stampin’ Up! before, let me give you some things to consider.  First ,when you join Stampin’ Up!  you get an incredible value in the $99 Starter Kit – $125 worth of products, and Free Shipping for $99.  During Sale-A-Bration, add 2 stamp sets of your choice, any value.Join Stampin' Up1Second, you get all the perks of being a demonstrator, but it’s up to you if you want to join as a hobby demonstrator, or a business builder.  Join just to get the discount off your favorite products, and be your own (even only) customer. Or build a business and earn a profit every time you make a sale.   Imagine being able to contribute to your monthly budget by having an income doing what you love.  It all begins with the $99 Starter Kit.

My favorite perk of being a distributor is the early catalog reveal and pre-order.  Join Stampin’ Up! now and be able to see the new 2018-19 Annual Catalog on April 9th rather than waiting for the June 1 release!

Community:

A close tie for the #1 perk of being part of the Stampin’ Up! family is the community.  Our closed, online groups have allowed me to make friends across the country, as well as the friendships I’ve developed stamping with others locally.

Events:

Corporate events, like the OnStage event I’ll be attending in 2 weeks are just plain fun!  Filled with excitement, swaps, prize patrol, early catalog release, learning and sneak peaks, it’s a time to be relished.  And since it’s for demonstrators only, it’s an exclusive event.

These are just some of the reasons you should consider joining Stampin’ Up!  So  whether you’ve been contemplating this, or you never thought of it, if you join before the end of Sale-A-Bration on March 31st, you’ll get the added bonus of 2 Free Stamp sets.  That makes the incredible $99 Starter Kit deal, an even better deal!

Click here to purchase the $99 Starter Kit and join the Stampin’ Up! family.  Have questions?  Contact me and I’ll answer your questions and help you decide if now is the best time for you to join Stampin’ UP!

Nancy Gleason. Stampin' UP! demonstrator, teacher, and blogger

 

 

Heartfelt Thanks deserve Heartfelt Blooms

This week, someone went out of their way to help me in such a tremendous way and I really wanted to express my heartfelt thanks and appreciation to this gentlemen.  What better way to say ‘thanks‘ than with a handmade card.  And what better way to deliver heartfelt thanks than by using the “Heartfelt Blooms” stamp set.

Heartfelt Thanks to FMS, too!

This sketch by Freshly Made Sketches was the perfect starting point for my card.Freshly Made Sketches #329That large circle shape just begged to be filled with the awesome Heartfelt Blooms stamp.   This is what I came up with:

Heartfelt Thanks using Heartfelt Blooms

I am pleased with the way this card turned out.  You can visit the FMS blog to be inspired with how others interpreted this sketch.

I started with a rectangle of whisper white and stamped the floral image in Bermuda Bay ink in the lower left corner.  I used Dapper Denim ink to stamp the sentiment (also from the Heartfelt Bloom stamp set).Heartfelt BloomsNext I layered this panel with a rectangle of Bermuda Bay card stock and wrapped it with Bermuda Bay ribbon.  I had some of my favorite 1/4″ white cotton ribbon (retired) that I layered over the ribbon to tone it down a bit.  A few of the  Tutti-Frutti adhesive backed sequins in Pool Party were added for a bit of embellishment.  Then that whole layer was adhered using Stampin’ Dimensionals onto a Dapper Denim card base.   Quick and Easy!  But the end result makes it look like I spent a lot of time on this card, thanks to the awesome Heartfelt Bloom stamp set.

Sale-A-Bration

You can get the Heartfelt Blooms stamp set for Free with a qualifying purchase during Sale-A-Bration but you have to hurry.  Sale-A-Bration ends next week on March 31st and this stamp will not be returning.

2016-2018 InColors

By the way, do you know that Dapper Denim is one of the 2016-2018 InColors which means that this color will be retiring May 31st.  If you want any of the 2016-2018 In Colors, you should start stocking up now as from this point forward, retiring In Colors are available on a while supplies last basis.  So you can stock up on these colors while you can still get them AND earn FREE Sale-A-Bration items!  Win-Win!

Click here to shop my online store and with a $50 purchase (before tax and shipping) you can select the Heartfelt Blooms stamp set for FREE.  There is no limit to how many items you can get for FREE during Sale-A-Bration so the more you shop, the more you can get!

Shop Online

When you shop, if your order (before tax and shipping) is less than $150, please use Host Code Z7KWJFBP.  If your order is $150 or more (before tax and shipping) DO NOT use the host code but rather, claim the host rewards for yourself.  Shop Online Now with Nancy Gleason at MyStampinSpaceAnd, when you place an order with me, I’ll be sending heartfelt thoughts of appreciation to you!  – Nancy

Did you ever do anything COMPLETELY Different than planned?

Did you ever do anything COMPLETELY Different than you planned?  I did! GDP130When I saw this sketch challenge from Global Design Project, I immediately envisioned using the Beautiful Peacock stamp in the focal point, and using the beautiful bright blues & greens & golds of a real peacock.  What I ended up with isn’t even remotely close!  No peacock in sight!  Nancy Gleason GDP#130 entryDoes that ever happen to you?  I just didn’t like the way the peacock had to be cropped to fit in the circle, so I just scrapped that idea entirely and went in a different direction, and boy I’m sure glad I did!  I really like the way this card turned out. (Confession:  I ultimately wound up using a larger punch than I was planning and the peacock may have fit much better in the larger 2-1/2″ circle.  But don’t tell the Peacock!).

Anyway, this card gave me opportunity to break out my sponge brayers that have been sitting idle and feeling lonely lately.  I just love to color, whether with colored pencils, crayons, Stampin’ Blends, and coloring the background with a brayer is just joyful to me.  A sponge brayer, an ink pad and the Springtime Foils Specialty DSP created the layer immediately behind the focal point. The metallic dots resist the ink so when you color the paper, the metallic print isn’t affected!  I like the way the Rose Gold metallic looks against Rich Razzleberry.  A piece of Crumb Cake cardstock behind this gives balance and contrast to this busy layer, and the Rich Razzleberry card base ties it all together.

Take a closer look at the sponged Springtime Foils Specialty DSP:Sponge Brayered Springtime Foils DSPThe focal point circle was stamped on top of the sunburst image in Sahara Sand ink twice to create a circle.  Then I stamped the floral image in Versamark ink and heat embossed using gold embossing powder.  Look closely:Gold Embossed floral from Amazing You stamp set

Next up I colored the flower using Rich Razzleberry ink and my aqua painter.  I layered the ink on very lightly and built it up a layer at a time.    Another scrap of Crumb Cake cardstock provided me with just the right thing for my sentiment layer.  I stamped the border & Congratulations from “Happy Birthday Gorgeous” in Rich Razzleberry ink and enlisted the help of my snips to crop out that shape.

Although there are a lot of elements and layers, this card came together fairly quickly.  I’m hoping the folks over at the GDP like it, and I hope you like it too! Why don’t you head over the Global Design Project and see what others have come up with using this sketch.  But before you leave, please take a moment and leave me a comment to tell me what you think of my card, and if you ever completely changed directions when you sat down to create a card, or any other craft project.  If you need any of the products listed here, please click here to shop now.  Remember the Sale-A-Bration items are Free with a qualifying purchase ($50 or $100 before tax and shipping).   There is NO LIMIT on how many FREE Sale-A-Bration items you can earn.  Sweet, right?  But there is a TIME LIMIT – it all goes away on March 31st!  So place your qualifying order and get your favorite Sale-A-Bration items before they’re gone! Shop Online Now with Nancy Gleason at MyStampinSpaceHappy Stampin’
Nancy Gleason. Stampin' UP! demonstrator, teacher, and blogger

Bubble Over with Happiness During the last few days of Sale-A-Bration!

Today I want to share with you a delightful pattern of Designer Series Paper that will just make you just bubble over with happiness! It is the Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper (147244). Bubbles & Fizz DSPThis paper coordinates perfectly with the Bubble Over Stamp Set and Bottles & Bubbles Framelits dies (Bundle & Save! – 146082). The Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes are the perfect embellishment to add a bubbly finishing touch to this product suite!

 Watch & See:

And it’s FREE! What’s better than cute AND free?   Cute, free and perfect coordination! Look at the Bubble Over Stamp set:  And the Bottles & Bubbles Framelits Dies:Bottles & Bubbles Framelits DiesAnd with the Bubble Over Bundle and Bubbles & Fizz DSP, you get it all.  So get it all right now!Shop Online Now with Nancy Gleason at MyStampinSpaceSale-A-Bration ends March 31st and the Bubble Fizz DSP will be gone.  You’ll still be able to get the Bubble Over Bundle until May 31st, but you won’t be able to get the coordinating paper after March 31st.

Want to see my other Sale-A-Bration picks?  Click Here, Here and Here.  Which Sale-A-Bration items is YOUR favorite?  Click to leave a comment.  So order the Bubble Over Bundle  and get the FREE Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper now and I know you will bubble over with happiness with all the cute cards, gift tags and scrapbook pages you’ll make!

A set called “Heartfelt Blooms”

Sale-A-Bration offers exclusive products for FREE with a qualifying purchase.  One of the exclusive stamp set you can get is a set called “Heartfelt Blooms”.  This is a red rubber set available in clear mount (147202) and wood mount (147197).  In keeping with Stampin’ Up! high standard of innovative products, this stamp is a Distinktive stamp, a patent pending technology that gives a photographic finish.  Take a look:  Heartfelt Blooms Clear-Mount Stamp Set

The stamp set features this beautiful, life-like flower bouquet along with some great sentiments with fabulous fonts.  To see how awesome this stamp set is, watch this video:

HOw I used it

Now take a look at a card I made using a set called “Heartfelt Blooms:”

a sympathy card using a set called "Heartfelt Blooms"

This card uses a color combination Fresh Fig and Sweet Sugarplum.  The stamped image is so beautiful it does all of the work for you.  A simple sentiment and a ribbon pulls the focal together and the Basket Weave TIEF creates the perfect backdrop!  (More on that Basket Weave embossing folder in my next blog post!)

a set called "Heartfelt Blooms" meets Basket Weave TIEF by Nancy Gleason of My Stampin Space

For this next card I pulled Mint Macaroon out of retirement  as it pairs so well with Tranquil Tide, don’t you agree?

Which color combination do you like best?  Leave me a comment here.

I know you want Heartfelt Blooms.  And it’s yours FREE with a qualifying $50 purchase.  So stock up on some cardstock, adhesives, envelopes, etc.,  NOW while you still can get this stamp set.  Click HERE or on the shopping cart:

OnLine Shopping Cart Nancy Gleason Stampin' Up!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today, and for shopping my online store.  Now you too can have a set called “Heartfelt Blooms” of your very own! Sweet 🙂

 

 

 

Time is Running Out! – Only 24 Days Left!

Time is running out – there are only 24 days left for Sale-A-Bration and all it’s FREE stuff goodness.

Today I want to showcase a stamp set that is just perfect for the teens, pre-teens and young adults (including young at heart) in our lives!

Epic Celebration

This red rubber stamp set (available in both wood mount and clear mount) have a couple of great images and sentiments that are just trendy and on point for the younger generation.  Watch this video to see this stamp set in action:

WOW!!!  It’s SO EASY to make awesome cards with this stamp set!

I recently held a class where we made this card: Epic CelebrationIf this looks familiar, it’s because I CASE’D it from the catalog!    I copied the front layer of the gift bag on page 12 of the Sale-A-Bration catalog and turned it into a card.  Sometimes you see something that is so perfect you just want to make it!   The Stampin’ Up! catalogs are chock full of wonderful examples just waiting for us to make!  Love it!   You can view the catalogs here.

Another class, another card using the Epic Celebrations stamp set.  This one features an inked embossing folder background and the sneakers are colored with the watercolor pencils and a blender pen.

Epic Celebration

Who wouldn’t be awesome in pink and orange sneakers?  So cheerful!

Epic Celebration is a level 1 reward so it is free with a $50 purchase.  Shop for your favorite Stampin’ Up! items here, and score a FREE Sale-A-Bration for every $50 you purchase!  Sweet!  But time is running out- there are only 24 days left before Sale-A-Bration ends!

Time is Running Out!

Sale-A-Bration is in full swing, but I must warn you:  Time is Running Out!  Sale-A-Bration ends on March 31.    So, I am going to spot light some of my favorite Sale-A-Bration  items for you.  Then all you have to do is choose which are your favorites, and decide how many FREE Sale-A-Bration items you want before it’s over.  Need a refresher on what Sale-A-Bration is?  Just click here.

Amazing You and Celebrate You

This is a stamp set and and thinlits dies that coordinate together.   The stamp set is a level 1 reward (free with a $50 purchase) and the thinlits are a level 2 reward (free with a $100 purchase).  The cool thing is that the Celebrate You Thinlits dies are going to carry over into the 2018-19 annual catalog which means you’ll be able to purchase them in June 2018 if you don’t get them now.  So no fear of losing out!

Don’t you just love this coordinating product suite?  If you subscribe to mailing list, then you got my newsletter that showcased the Celebrate You thinlits dies on a scrap book page!  Amazing You scrapbook page

If you subscribe to my newsletter, you received the project tutorial to make this scrapbook page in my March 6, 2018 newsletter.  If you didn’t, then subscribe to my newsletter now so you won’t miss out on any future project tutorials.

If you want to get the Amazing You stamp set and the Celebrate You Thinlits dies, place a qualifying order when you shop my online store.   It’s a great time to stock up on essentials like envelopes, adhesives, cardstock, ink refills, etc.  or to splurge on a tool or bundle you’ve been wanting.  Remember, Time is Running out on Sale-A-Bration so get your order in before it’s too late!

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