How to Make a Simple Card

Hi Friends,

I finally had my chance I had to play with all of the Quilted Christmas products and even though I am not a quilter (I don’t even sew), I fell head over heels for the product suite!

Today I am going to share a video with teaching you how to make a simple Christmas card using this product bundle.  This is perfect for beginners as the coordinating products in the bundle do all the work for you to create beautiful cards!    Seasoned paper crafters will enjoy this product suite as you can create very detailed quilted projects.  #SomethingForEveryone!

Don’t miss my reference to another video within this video!  This is a trick that you will thank me for 🙂  You’re welcome!

So without any further adieu, let’s make a Christmas card:

What do you think?  Please leave me a comment; I love to hear from you.

Here’s another card I made using the same layout, just a different sheet of paper.

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Which one do you like better?  The paper used in the video or in the photo?

I taught the ladies in my Mini Christmas Card Club how to make this card and they all loved it!  From being so simple, and just using one sheet of paper from the 6×6 stack, they all felt this was a great card when you have to make a lot.  It’s also a very versatile layout and the card can be used for any occasion just by switching the patterned paper and sentiment out.    With all the beautiful patterned paper that Stampin’ Up! offers, you can really let the paper do all the work!

Well, I hope you enjoyed making a card with me.  I will be blogging about the other cards I made using the Quilted Christmas product suite.  In the meantime, check out some of the inspiration from the catalog:Quilted Christmas Product SuiteIf you like Christmas, don’t forget to sign up for my mailing list.  Beginning Oct. 4th, my mailing list subscribers will get my 3rd Annual 12 Weeks of Christmas newsletter complete with an exclusive Christmas project delivered to their inbox each week.  If you’re not on my list, you won’t get those 12 Christmas project tutorials. 

If you would like to purchase the Quilted Christmas bundle, or any other products, click here to shop my online store.

Happy Stampin’,

Nancy

The Holiday Catalog is here!

Oh my!  The 2017 Stampin’ UP! Holiday Catalog is here and it couldn’t be more breath-taking!  Demonstrators were given a sneak peek into 3 different product suites over three days last week, and we finally got to view the catalog in full last week too!  Today is the day we get to place our pre-order!  If you want to share in this excitement, then order your Starter Kit ($99 – free shipping – filled with $125 worth of whatever product you want, even Holiday catalog merchandise!  Sweet, right?)

If you don’t want to order a Starter Kit, but want to see what’s in the Holiday Catalog, then pop some popcorn, sit back and hit “PLAY”.  I’ll be sharing videos from Stampin’ Up! with some product suites from the soon to be released catalog.  Then fill out your Wish List, and get ready for September 1st when you can order from this catalog.

Wow! Who needs Netflix? It’s like a Stampin’ Up! Marathon 🙂  After binge-watching Stampin’ UP!, who needs a Wish List? Me too! Fill out this Wish List here (click to download the PDF file), then return the Wish List to me.   I’ll contact the folks on your list and let them know what you want!  They’ll buy what you want, you’ll get what you want, and everyone’s happy!

If all this has you in the mood for Christmas, don’t forget that there are plenty of really nice stamps, papers, embossing folders, etc. in the Annual Catalog too that you can order right now.  Click here!

I can’t wait to share many of the items from the Holiday Catalog with you.  Please leave me a comment and let me know which product suite is your #1 fav! Thanks,

Nancy

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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January 2017 Pals Blog Hop


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Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for January 2017. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our 2017 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month our projects showcase themes that are “from the heart.” This includes any of the following themes… Valentine’s Day, Thinking of You, Get Well and/or Sympathy. We hope to provide you with lots of ideas and that you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

I think a Love Note tucked into a lunchbox comes straight from the heart!  And look how adorable the new “Sending Love” product suite is for making mini love notes!  The Sealed with Love stamp set, coupled with the Love Notes Framelits (Bundle & Save 10%!) makes cute mini envelopes and notes.

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Yes, each envelope is a real envelope that holds a real  note.  Here are the notes in each envelope:

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Shhhh, don’t say anything but this love note is going to be tucked into my hubby’s lunch today!  He’s been having alot of stress and chaos at work the last 2 days, so I’m sure this will brighten at least a minute of his day!

Here’s another project I made with the ladies in my stamp club last weekend using the same Product Suite.

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Another note tucked in a mini envelope.  But see how this mini envelope is constructed using the new Sending Love Glassine Sheets?  These sheets have a tiny pattern printed on them.

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And of course, another little sentiment on the love note!

Who wouldn’t love these mini Love Notes?  This is a perfect product suite for Valentine’s Day and beyond!

To order any of these products in my online store just click here.  Don’t forget, that with every $50 you spend (before shipping & tax), you earn 1 Free Sale-A-Bration item!  The January Host Code is 2BUYMMWN.   If you place an online order with me that is less than $150, please use this Host Code.  If  your order is over $150 do not use the Host Code.

Of course, Sale-A-Bration is also a great time to order the Ultimate Starter Kit.  For $99 you get to choose $125 worth of products, PLUS 2 FREE STAMP SETS!    To order the Ultimate Starter Kit, click here. 

Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop!

  1. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin’
  2. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  3. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  4. Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
  5. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  6. Staci Rivera at Clever Bow Tie Designs
  7. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space — YOU ARE HERE! —
  8. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
  9. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  10. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  11. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  12. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  13. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  14. Lynn Tague at Beyond Beaches & Blessings
  15. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
  16. Sara Hicks Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
  17. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  18. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping

You can also order any item I featured by clicking on the picture below:

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Last Minute Gift Giving!!

It’s not too late to get that perfect gift, and get it (and give it) in time!!!

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Looking for that Perfect Gift?  Waited until the last minute?  Don’t worry!  We’ve got you covered!  A Paper Pumpkin prepaid subscription is the answer!   Give the gift of creativity for 1, 3, 6, or 12 months. Simply purchase here and we’ll email you a printable gift card and a subscription code.

Happy holidays!

Check out the video below to see the December kit.

Don’t forget to treat yourself too!    We all deserve a little Creativity Break each month!  I look forward to my little red box in the mailbox each month, and I know you will too!

So now that you’re shopping is finished, I hope that you will enjoy the holidays! Kick back and relax with your family and friends and enjoy the lights, the Christmas music, maybe a sappy Christmas movie or whatever it is that makes you happy!

Sending Hugs for the Holidays,

Nancy

 

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It’s back!!!!

It’s back!!!

And I couldn’t be happier!  My blog has been knocked out service since Oct. 19th!!!  I’ve been (patiently) waiting for it to be restored.  And while I was able to have my blog restored, I did lose all of my October blog posts.  A small price to pay, as I was prepared with the possibility of losing everything and having to start all over.

It’s been a long time, and boy, do I have a lot to share with you!  For starters, look at this!nancy-with-catalogsI had a fabulous time at the OnStage Event in Secaucus, NJ last weekend where I got to get the new 2017 catalogs.  It was a fun-filled time spent with my downline, and other demo’s from the Northeast, gathered at the Meadowlands Convention Center.  I’ll share more about my trip to OnStage in a blog post later this week.

The highlight was the catalog reveal of the 2017 Occasions catalog (January 4 through May 31) and the 2017 Sale-A-Bration catalog (January 4 – March 31).  This is my favorite perk of being a Stampin’ Up! DemonstratorI get to see the catalogs BEFORE they are revealed, and order product from those catalogs!  If you want to enjoy this perk yourself, then join me in this incredible Stampin’ Up! journey!  For the cost of the starter kit, $99, you get all this and more!   Talk to me about getting your starter kit today.  You can join just for the perks, and stay for the discount, or drop without any obligation.

I’ve had the chance to play with one of the soon to be released stamp sets called   Cool Treats.   This is going to be one of my favorite stamp sets.  It’s so fun and playful.  I’ve made my November birthday cards from this set, and it’s so much cheery; I can’t wait until the coordinating product suite gets delivered to me tomorrow.  (Why didn’t I choose Express Shipping?  The wait is so long!)pitk62081

Another stamp set is called “Nailed It”.  I won this stamp set during Prize Patrol, and I am so happy I did.  I made this card for my hubby as soon as I got home.  The sentiment was perfect, and since he’s a woodworker, the tools are perfect for him. saw you

Here’s me so happy I won this at Prize Patrol:

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You can see how happy I am.  I know you are sharing in my happiness, thank you.  So now I want to share something else that will make you happy too!

You can order your Stitched Shapes Framelits Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies (item 145372) NOW!   This set of 12 (4 sizes each of Circles, Ovals & Squares) are destined to become your go-to shapes because the faux stitching around the edge of each shape will transform your ordinary shapes into extraordinary works of art!  saleCOMING SOON!  The Stampin’ Up! On-Line Extravaganza Sale with up to 40% off on select items begins November 21.  This online super sale will run from November 21 to November 28.  It’s the perfect time to stock up on holiday gifts for family and friends as well as boost and freshen your personal paper crafting stash!  This year’s Online Extravaganza will include 24-hour sales on the first and last day of the promotion with special product discounts only available that day!  Mark your calendars;  I’ll have more details for you soon 🙂

Thank you so much for sticking by me while I had this long spell of being ‘off the air’.   I appreciate your loyalty and friendship so much.    I hope something like this will never happen again.  Please like me on facebook so we can still keep in touch.

Happy Stampin’

Nancy

 

 

 

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Well, Isn’t that special?

During the day, I work in a bank.  And our Christmas Clubs will be dispersed this weekend, just in time for some great holiday shopping from Stampin’ UP!   And Stampin’ UP! is delivering the goods with lots of Sales & Specials for the month of October, for both gifting giving and supplies to make your own!  Make sure you scroll down and read this entire blog post to see all the specials going on.  world-card-making-dayIn celebration of World Card Making Day on October 1st, Stampin’ Up! is offering 25% off on card making essentials for 5 days, from October 1-5!

You can view/print the flyer HERE

There are 2 great items on sale that I want to bring to your attention.  One is the Designer Tin Of Cards Project Kit Item #141651.   Regularly priced at $27.00 it is on sale for only $20.25!  This is a great gift for your crafty friends! (Or consider making the cards yourself and giving the cards ready to send along with a book of stamps so your recipient will have cards at the ready to mail out!  How sweet is that?   Think of someone in a nursing home or with limited access to get to stores to buy cards)

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It includes all you see above including the cute tin. You will need to supply inks and stamps of your choice or get the  Designer Tin of Cards Stamp Set.  The coordinating ink colors are: Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Mint Macaron classic stampin’ pads and Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad.

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I know many of you already have the Envelope Punch Board but if you are a new stamper, it’s a tool that I recommend for creating all your own envelopes in any size!  It’s on sale for only $15! (regularly $20)  Don’t let the name fool you – you can create many boxes & 3D items with the Envelope Punch Board!

Here’s a video from Stampin’ Up! showing how the punch board works.

I also love that if you buy a Fast Fuse Adhesive, you’ll get a FREE refill as part of this promotion.  Here’s another video by Stampin’ Up! showing why you need Fast Fuse (especially if you are making boxes with your new Envelope Punch Board!)

Love to Craft? Short on time? Short on supplies? Short on ideas? No problem, we’ve got you covered! Paper Pumpkin is a complete craft kit in a box delivered to your door for less than $20 a month! And if you order now, you’ll pay for October and get November FREE!!! No obligation; you can cancel at any time (but you won’t want to!) Just use promo code BOGO and click this link to order. https://mypaperpumpkin.com?demoid=2074404

(but hurry, offer ends Oct. 10th!)

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(Paper Pumpkin Subscriptions make great gifts too!)

But, that’s not all!  There’s more…

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DSP Sale coming Oct 1 through 31

October 1 – 31,  buy 3 packages of Designer Series Paper and GET 1 FREE! Here are the papers that will be included in this promotion so that you can plan your purchase list.

Item #      Product Name
141663      Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper
141645      Moroccan Designer Series Paper
141660      Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper
141654      Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper
141630      Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper
141640      By the Shore Designer Series Paper
141986      Presents & Pinecones Designer Series Paper
141981       Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper

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With 8 packages included in this promo, you can buy 6 and get 2 FREE so that you’ll get them all.  And if you buy all 6 papers (and get 2 free), and use the HOST CODE M94Q9N6F,  I’ll throw in a package of the Floral Boutique Designer Washi Tape as a thank you!   You can see the card I made using this Washi Tape here.

So, now that you want to start shopping to take advantage of all of these sales, and get a jump start on your holiday gift-giving, Click Here to go to my online store.  Please use HOST CODE M94Q9N6F when you place your order of $150 or less.  See the graphic below to show where to apply your Host Code.

Thanks for stopping by My Stampin’Space.  And thanks for ordering from me.  I appreciate you.  Happy Stampin’,

Nancy

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This is what I promised you….and a bonus!

If you read my blog regularly, then you’ll know that I had my first stamp class in a long while on Monday night.  It was SO GOOD to stamp you again!  I’ve missed it.  I’m glad to be back 🙂

Yesterday I shared one of the two projects we made in my Monday night class.  If you missed that post, you can see it here.

This is the second project we made:  Milk CartonI’ve been seeing these little milk cartons a lot lately on my Pals Facebook Groups, and while I did not come up with the idea, or the measurements, to make this, I wanted to share it with my class.  Of course, we filled ours with candy!  What would Halloween, or a Stamp Class be without chocolate?

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The side view shows the fold that creates the milk carton look.

I made another one; just a tad taller, to perfectly fit the scene from the new Halloween Night Specialty DSP.

Mini Milk Carton Grey I love how the sentiments from Spooky Fun combine with the Halloween Night Enamel Dots to create the perfect little message panel.

The perfect way to close up these milk cartons is with the 1/8″ Circle Punch and the Coordinating Halloween Night Baker’s Twine.  But as you can see, my cartons are conspicuously missing this Twine.  That’s because someone forgot to order it!!!  How can I be so foolish, you ask?  Well lets just say that sometimes the best lessons are learned from the mistakes we make.  So please learn from my mistake:  when you order a Product Suite, make sure you order everything in that suite; especially when the item is on your wish list!    You’re welcome!

I wrote up instructions on how to make these cute little boxes, along with a diagram, for the ladies who attended my class last night.  And I’ll share those instructions with anyone who orders from my online store and uses HOST CODE 9QWR7K6M (if your order totals $150 or greater, before tax & shipping – do not use the host code but redeem the Stampin’ Rewards for yourself!)  This Host Code will expire at midnight on 9/14 so don’t wait!  Just email me to let me know you’ve placed your order and I’ll email the file to you!  Easy Peasy!

I hope you enjoyed these projects as much as the ladies last night.  What a fun way to send in treats to your childrens’ or grandchildren’s class, or for your own co-workers.  You can even give out treats to all the kids in the neighborhood in these little boxes on Halloween night!  You can decorate the boxes for any occasion; maybe even a baby shower, just by changing up the color, paper pattern & sentiment.

When ordering, don’t forget to shop the newly stocked Clearance Rack and our weekly Special Offers to for great savings!  And please remember to use HOST CODE 9QWR7K6M.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you were inspired by what you saw here today.  Please leave me a comment; I love to hear from you.  Now go create something fun!  Creative time is therapy 🙂

Happy Stampin’

Nancy

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The Deadline is Approaching

Stampin’ UP! offers several great kits in the new 2016 Holiday catalog.  I will be hosting a class around 3 of these kits in my classes; one each in Sept, Oct. & Nov.  Kits are a great resource for busy crafters, for crafters with limited space for supplies and limited budgets, or for those of us who struggle with constantly trying to come up with new ideas.

On Monday, September 26th – 6:30- 8:45 PM I’m holding a  “Stitched with Cheer” Card Kit Class.A The cost of the class is the cost of the kit; and I’ll supply the needed stamp set, and ink.  Tomorrow is the last day to order your kit and reserve your seat in my upcoming “Stitched with Cheer” card kit class.   Use the PayPal button to order, or go directly to my online store and USE HOST CODE 9QWR7K6M to order your kit, and optional stamp set, along with any other supplies you may want.

Want a sneak peek of the card before you commit?  Watch this video:


Stitched with Cheer Kit Class Options



For a listing of other upcoming classes, please click here for a class schedule.

holidaypreorder_demosite_catalogpage_us-232x300To shop the new 2016 Holiday Catalog click here

specialoffers_header_demo_sept2016_naDon’t forget about our Special Sale either.  Click here to shop our Special Sale.

clearancerackBONUS:  Stampin’ Up! has just loaded many new items into the Clearance Rack.  Click here to shop the Clearance Rack for the last chance to get some of your favorite retired product before its’ gone for good.
If you are going to place an order with me, and it will be less than $150, please use the HOST CODE  9QWR7K6M.  Thanks!  If you order is$150 or more (before tax and shipping) then don’t use the host code.  You will be eligible to earn Stampin’ Rewards.

Thanks for shopping with me.   I always appreciate your support so much!

 

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What’s all the Fun About?

This past weekend, I finally got to play with some of new goodies from the holiday catalog!  It took me long enough, but I sure did have lots of fun!  What’s all the fun about?  Halloween Night – the new product suite from the 2016 Holiday catalog.  If you know me, you know how I love product coordination and all of the stamps and dies and accessories in this product suite play so well together!

First, I just had to play with my Halloween scenes Edgelit dies. This is what I made:

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Isn’t this so much fun?  I just love these dies.  And they pair so well with our new Foam Adhesive Strips (#141825).  They are strips of stampin’ dimensionals and I used them to prop up the fence layer to create that look of dimension between the fence and tree layer.

Notice the little bow?  It’s the new Kraft Rope Trim.  I love this because it so thick.  It is actually 3 strands braided together; I separated the 3 strands and used just one!

I had a class tonight and the ladies in my class really loved this set and making this card too!

We made another project too, but you’ll have to come back tomorrow to see that project!

holidaypreorder_demosite_catalogpage_us-232x300In the meantime,  if you want to order any of the Halloween stamps and dies I used, click here to shop the new Holiday Catalog.

specialoffers_header_demo_sept2016_naDon’t forget about our Special Sale either.  Click here to shop our Special Sale.

clearancerackBONUS:  Stampin’ Up! has just loaded many new items into the Clearance Rack.  Click here to shop the Clearance Rack for the last chance to get some of your favorite retired product before its’ gone for good.
If you are going to place an order with me, and it will be less than $150, please use the HOST CODE  9QWR7K6M.  Thanks!

Thanks for your support, and for shopping with me.   I apppreciate this so much.!

Happy Stampin’

Nancy

 

 

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What’s inside the Holiday Catalog?

Well, don’t just sit there!  OPEN THE CATALOG AND SEE FOR YOURSELF:

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So, how long is your wish list?  Come on, tell the truth. It’s pretty long, isn’t it?  Yeah, mine is really long too!  Well, you can click here to go to my online store to order your ‘must-have’s right away’.   But wait, there’s more!

 UPDATE:  The Thoughtful Branches bundle, was available Aug 1-31 or until supplies run out.  Well, supplies haven’t run out yet, so Stampin’ Up! decided to continue to offer this past Aug. 31.  But once supplies run out, this will be gone for good.  I’d order it today if you want it.
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Between September 1 and September 21, Stampin’ Up! is offering a 25% discount on a handful of items from the 2016 Annual Catalog – the list of items on the Special Offers will change each week, and I’m excited to share the first week’s list.  Be sure to add these items to your Holiday Catalog order tomorrow.  ?  Click on the picture below to download the list of items included in this offer:

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Want it all?  Why not join me in my Stampin’ UP! Journey?  It’s been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.  You can join for $99 – and choose $125 worth of products to fill your starter kit.  Whether you ever do anything again or not, you’ve gotten $25 of Stampin’ UP! for free!  But you’ll also be eligible to earn a discount on future orders, and you can be a wholesale customer; no selling required.  Ready?  Click here to join now or just to learn more.

Please tell me your favorite item in the new catalog.  Just leave me a comment and maybe, I’ll use that to make my next project!   See you soon.

Nancy

 

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Fall CLASS Schedule!

I know that many of you having been waiting for me to schedule more classes.  Well, your wait is over!!  I’ve been out of commission for most of the summer; but, I can’t wait to get back to stamping with you, again.  I miss you!! 🙂   Below you will find my Class Schedule for September, October, November & December.   And yes, I still have some dates available if anyone wants to host a party and earn free merchandise!  Email me to schedule a home party.

holidaypreorder_demosite_catalogpage_us-232x300The new Holiday Catalog is scheduled to be released on September 1st, and trust me, you are going to want everything in that catalog!!!  I’ll be showcasing many of those new holiday products in my upcoming classes.  There are several project kits, that are just to die for!   I have scheduled 3 classes featuring these kits.   Because the kit will be needed to participate in the class, those classes are by  registration only with a cut-off date to ensure timely delivery of the kits by the class date.   I will have the coordinating stamp set to use for the kit classes, but the stamp set is available if you want to purchase it for yourself.  For that reason, you will see a choice of two options when registering for kit classes.

So without any further adieu, here is the schedule:

Monday, September 26th – 6:30- 8:45 PM:  “Stitched with Cheer” Card Kit Class  (see video below)   DEADLINE to sign up is Wednesday, Sept. 14th to ensure delivery of kits in time for class!

Stitched with Cheer Kit Class Options


Tuesday, Oct. 11th 6:30-8:45 PM – “Forever Evergreen” Home Decor Kit Class  (see video below)  DEADLINE to sign up is Wednesday, Sept. 28th to ensure delivery of kits in time for class!

Forever Evergreen Kit Class Options

Monday, November 7th 6:30-8:45 PM“Tin of Tags” kit class (see video below).  DEADLINE to sign up is Wednesday, Oct.  26th to ensure delivery of kits in time for class!

Tin of Tags Kit Class Options

Monday, September 12th:  6:30-8:45 PM  – Stampin’ Class – I plan on using new stamps and framelits to make Halloween cards!  Spooky fun!  $12 includes all supplies

Tuesday, Oct. 25th 6:30-8:45 PMStampin’ Class – fall, Thanksgiving, Halloween, Christmas – who knows what project we’ll make but I’ll be listening to you for ideas!  $12 includes all supplies

Tuesday, Nov. 29th – 6:30-8:45 PM Stamp Class –  Christmas cards!  $12 includes all supplies

Tuesday, Dec. 13th – 6:30-8:45 PM Stamp Class – it’s not too late to make those last minute Christmas cards and gift packaging!  $12 includes all supplies

All Classes are held at Walden Pond Wellness Center 540 Gleason Dr., Moosic, PA.  Register to reserve your seat in a class 2 days before class, or as noted for Kit Classes.
Can’t make the class? Consider hosting a home party (if you are in the Scranton, PA area) or a Facebook live party and earn free products. Join us for the Kit Classes virtually! Order the kit class and stamp set with the video to help you along.

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Festive Holidays

With the 90 degree temperatures and all the rain/flooding we’ve been experiencing in the past few weeks, it may be hard to think about the holidays, but the excitement for the Stampin’ UP! 2016 Holiday Catalog is building!  Today marks the day that demonstrators can pre-order from this yet to be released catalog!  September 1st is the release date of this catalog, but to get you thinking about and planning your holiday projects, Stampin’ UP! recorded these videos to give you a taste of what is to come:

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WOW!!!    I know you are now planning your holiday projects!   To help  you along, I am planning to use several of the Kits above for classes.  Watch for more details with dates for the kit classes!

If you can’t wait, consider joining Stampin’ UP! now.  You’ll be able to fill your kit ($125 worth of products for only $99) with products from the new catalog.  Join now to get started!

Don’t forget to Redeem your Bonus coupon in August!  To start shopping, click here.

Happy Stampin!

Nancy

Easter & Passover: A Lifestyle Blog Hop

Living-With-Style-Blog-Hop-for-BlogWelcome to our Blog Hop! Easter and Passover are quickly approaching, and today we have some great ideas, inspiration, tips, resources and how-to for you this Easter or Passover holiday as you move along through the blog hop.

You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Pam Baker of The Birch Cottage on our Living with Style Blog Hop. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you make sure to see and learn from all of the articles featured here today.

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“Work of Art” is one of the most versatile stamp sets I have ever owned!  Due to the creative genius of many people who envisioned various objects from the swishes and swooshes and shapes in this stamp set, I have made flowers, sailboats, snowmen, and now an Easter Egg with this set!

I used the large swish in various ink colors to create the rainbow of color, from Pink Pirouette, to So Saffron, to Wisteria Wonder, to Mint Macaron to Soft Sky.  This layer was adhered to a Wisteria Wonder card base.

TIP:  I used my Stamp-a-ma-Jig to get my swishes placed just perfectly!  A must when using wood mount or clear mount stamps and precise placement is critical.

Another sheet of Whisper White card stock was embossed with the Spring Flowers TIEF then cut with the Oval Framelits.  Propped up on stampin’ dimensionals, this is placed on top of the rainbow stamped layer.  (NOTE:  The Spring Flowers TIEF is retired, but you can buy it on the CLEARANCE RACK while supplies last!  Sweet deal!)

The finishing touches come from the addition of a little banner stamped with the “Happy Easter” sentiment in Wisteria Wonder from “Circle of Spring” stamp set.    A few flowers stamped from Petite Petals and cropped with the Petite Petals Punch in coordinating colors finish off the card!

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TIP:  I stamped and punched a flower in Mint Macaron ink and cut the flower into 2 petals, 2 petals and 1 petal to create the leaves!

I hope you enjoyed my project today.  If you don’t already own the Work of Art stamp set, I encourage you to add this to your collection.  You won’t regret it!

The next stop is  Lisa Milligan at Life on Merlin on Living with Style Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting and I hope to see you again next time around!

Nancy

Work of Art Wood-Mount Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!      Stamp-a-ma-Jig by Stampin' Up!
Ovals Collection Framelits Dies by Stampin' Up!    Spring Flowers Textured Impressions Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!        Petite Petals Wood-Mount Bundle by Stampin' Up!       Circle of Spring Photopolymer Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

What did my Stamp Club want to make?

Pot of Gold at the end of the RainbowWhen I asked the ladies in my Stamp Club if there was anything special they wanted to make, they answered that they wanted to make something for St. Patricks’ Day.

Well, I didn’t want to just make a run of the mill, ordinary 3 or 4 leaf clover.  So I thought of a pot of gold (I’d seen a cute punch art pot on Pinterest) but I knew we would need a rainbow.  After all, the pot of gold is found at the end of the rainbow, so I needed to make a rainbow.  Well, since I didn’t own a rainbow stamp, I really had to put my thinking cap on and get my creative juices flowing at the same time!  Not any easy feat if you know me!  Ha Ha.

Since I had my punches out to make the pot of gold, I thought maybe I could just punch art my way to a rainbow.  The extra large oval punch and thin strips of cardstock combine to give me thin arched shapes of paper which I glued together to form the end of the rainbow.  A cloud stamped from the “Sprinkles of Life” stamp set and punched with the coordinating Tree Builder punch gives the rainbow a starting point.

For the rainbow, I used Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi, Marina Mist, and Elegant Eggplant cardstock.  The pot was made by slicing the top off a 2″ circle punched out of Basic Black Cardstock.  A Word Window punch was used for the rim of the pot, and another was cut in half and used for the legs.  A white Uni-ball gel pen let me create the hi-light on the side of the pot.  The 1/2″ circle punch was used to cut out the coins from gold foil.

This was a fun little project to put together.  The ladies really enjoyed it, and we had a special guest stamper with us that night!IMG_6391

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Even Sadie, 5, enjoyed making her project and did a great job!  She was grinning from ear to ear and couldn’t wait to show her Dad when he came to pick her up!  (We believe in starting ’em young!)

If love to know if you are going to try making this yourself too.  We put ours on water bottle tags, what will you put yours on?  A bookmark, a card, a gift tag?  Please leave me a comment and tell me what you will do.  And save this to your Pinterest board for future reference too.  You can follow me on Pinterest too.

Well, thanks for stopping by My Stampin’ Space today, and Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you !

Don’t forget to shop my store if you need to order any supplies to make this or anything else.  With every $50 you purchase, you get to choose a free Sale-A-Bration item as well.

Nancy