The 2019-2020 Stampin’ UP! Annual Catalog is just around the corner! The release of a new catalog is always exciting because there is always so much new to be had. Come and see the products from the new catalog for yourself. I’m hosting an Open House on Saturday June 8th from 10am-2pm and you’re invited!
Door prizes, make & takes, product displays, and of course a new catalog and shopping for everyone! Plan to join me. The event is free, but please RSVP so that I’ll have a catalog and goodie bag for everyone who attends!.
RSVP by leaving me a comment, or text me at 570-357-4580. Come and see what’s new!
Sale-A-Bration. It’s almost over. March 31st is the last day you have to score your free stuff during the Sale-A-Bration promotion. Many of the Sale-A-Bration items have been so popular that they have already sold out. But there are still many items to be had, and they are all FREE with a qualifying order! So what are you waiting for? Shop here to grab your Sale-A-Bration items. (P.S. It’s a GREAT time to STOCK UP on your essentials like adhesive, envelopes, note cards & envies, Whisper White Cardstock, etc. )
Level 2 Rewards – $100 order (before shipping & tax)
Starter Kit Special
The Starter Kit Sale-A-Bration offer? It’s almost over also. But for a few more days, you can still get your choice of Starter Kit. Choose the $99 Starter Kit and fill it with your choice of $175 worth of products! (That’s $50 more than usual!) or Choose the $129 Starter Kit that comes with the Exclusive Craft & Carry Tote Bag AND fill it with your choice of $175 worth of products.
Win-Win! When you join Stampin’ UP! thru me, you instantly become a part of My Stampin’ Circle, my group of demonstrators, AND you become part of The Stampin’ Pretty Pals. You’ll be part of an online community of 100’s of demonstrators across the USA to share ideas, resources, win prizes and make new friends! Snag your bag and join now!.
I hope that you’ll be able to grab a few of these stamp sets before they’re gone, or grab that gorgeous bag! I absolutely LOVE my Craft & Carry tote bag. Shop now or join now; the choice is yours!
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As you may know, on February 15th, Stampin’ Up! added more items to the Sale-A-Bration offering. What’s in the Sale-A-Bration 2nd release?I’m glad you asked! Here is the lo-down on the Sale-A-Bration 2nd release:
The new products include the All Adorned stamp set, Country Floral Dynamic Textured Impression Embossing Folder, and the Painted Seasons Stamp Set/DSP Bundle. Let’s take a closer look at each one:
Let’s take a look at this bundle in action:
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Want even more? The Starter Kit is the best value yet! During Sale-A-Bration you can choose the $99 Starter Kit or the $129 Starter Kit with exclusive Craft & Carry Tote. Fill each kit with your choice of $175 of product and get Free Shipping. Click here to order your Starter Kit and get started on a Stampin’ Up! Journey that has the power to change your life! Have questions? Let’s chat. Email me. I’m happy to answer any questions you might have.
Several items from the initial Sale-A-Bration offering have already sold out: The Grapefruit Grove & Lovely Lipstick foil sheets and the Butterfly Elements are sold out and are no longer available. Make sure you get the Sale-A-Bration items YOU want before they’re gone! Shop today and get the items you want.
So what’s in the Sale-A-Bration 2nd Release for you? Leave me a comment and let me know what’s your favorite!
I may be a little bit late to the Buffalo Check party, but I’ll be making up for lost time for sure! As soon as I saw the Buffalo Check background stamp in the 2018 Holiday Catalog, I knew I had to have it! But since I was pacing my budget with the trip to Orlando, FL for OnStage, I didn’t get it right away. My order arrived a few days before Thanksgiving but today was the first day I could actually ink that stamp up and use it. This is the first card I made with it:
I used Black Momento ink on Whisper White cardstock to stamp the Buffalo Check image. If you subscribe to my mailing list, you’ll be able to download my free report ““The 8 Essential Tools Every Paper Crafter MUST have to be Successful” . #2 is a clear flexible ruler. I used this ruler and my Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Write marker to draw lines between the checks to create more of a ‘plaid’ than Buffalo Check. I really love the way it turned out.
I used the Country Home stamp set to stamp the milk can and colored it using the Basic Gray Stampin’ Blends markers. I added hi-lights with the Stampin’ Blends Color Lifter. (You can get this FREE from me; see below.) Then I cropped some pine needles from Old Olive cardstock, a berry spring in gold foil sheets, and leaves in Vellum. I stamped the candy canes in Cherry Cobbler ink and fussy cut them out. I stamped the sentiment from the Winter Woods stamp set onto a scrap of Whisper White and fussy cut that out as well.
Every where I look, I see Buffalo Check patterns, from clothing to housewares, to Christmas decor. It’s so on trend. I love that Stampin’ Up! offers us products that are so trendy. I stamped several pieces of cardstock, in different colors, so I plan on making lots of cards with Buffalo Check backgrounds! Follow my Facebook page to see them all.
All of the items I used are available for sale in my online store if you want to purchase any of these items. Happening Now:
Our new two-day sale is 10% off annual catalog stamp sets and kits. Supplies are limited, so shop now and get your hands on some new favorites! 10% off is like getting FREE SHIPPING (shipping is 10% of your order when your order reaches $69.95) Who doesn’t like FREE SHIPPING? This Sale ends midnight on November 26 so don’t wait! SHOP NOW! *Annual catalog products only, exclusions apply, item quantities limited.
Get a Stampin Blends Color Lifter Pen FREE when you place a qualifying order of $75 or more (before tax and shipping) thru my online store in November and use the Host Code 9ZGDUJ4M.If your order is $150 or more, do not use the Host Code; you will be automatically qualified to receive the Stampin’ Blends Color Lifter.
Please leave me a comment and tell me what you think of today’s project. Do you have the Buffalo Check stamp set yet or plan to get it? I think you’ll love it as much as I do.
Happy Stampin, and thanks as always for choosing to shop thru me to purchase your Stampin’ UP! supplies. I appreciate it.
Remember, this is a 24-hour Flash Sale! Offer ends Oct. 23, 2018 at 11:50 PM ((MT). Place your order nowbecause this birthday bash will be gone in a flash!
When placing your order, please use Host Code 9ZGDUJ4M if your order is less than $150. If your order is $150 or greater, do not use the host code but rather claim the 15% reward dollars for your own use.
When you find that perfect dress, what do you do? You add just the right necklace and purse, and of course, new shoes, right? We all know the accessories make the outfit. Well our favorite toys and tools need the right accessories to complete them, too. Introducing, Stamparatus Accessories. The perfect compliment to your Stamparatus!
NEW Stamparatus Accessories Now Available to Order
We know that owning a Stamparatus means it was love at first sight and we wanted to give you even more love about this versatile stamping tool by introducing Stamparatus accessories!
The new accessories are:
Small Grid Paper (#149621, $6.50) – Grid paper perfectly sized to fit the Stamparatus for precision stamp alignment every time. (50 sheets)
Stamparatus Plates (#149693, $15.00) – Additional plates allow you to have multiple stamp arrangements ready to go! (2 plates)
Stamparatus Foam Mat (#150081, $3.00) – Extra foam mat for photopolymer stamping. (1 mat)
Stamparatus Accessories Pack (#151049, $24.50) – Includes two Stamparatus plates, grid paper, 1 foam mat.
Magnets (#148213, $12.00) – Replacement magnets for the Stamparatus. (2 magnets)
Don’t forget that the Stamparatus, and the Stamparatus Accessories, are great for card makers of all skill levels. When you order your World Card Making Day Sale kits, don’t forget to grab a Stamparatus and Stamparatus Accessories to make your card making and rubber stamping more precise!
LAST CALL! Would you like to receive tutorials for 12 exclusive Christmas projects for FREE. I’m sure the answer to that is a “Of course I want to!” My 4th annual12 Weeks of Christmas newsletter is slated to begin this week. Only the folks who have subscribed to my mailing list will receive this newsletter and the 12 project tutorials delivered to their in-box for the next 12 weeks. It’s not too late, you can subscribe to my mailing list right here, or fill in the box that pops up when you come to my blog. And please be sure to pass this on to your friends who want to receive 12 free Christmas project tutorials in their in-box also. Friends don’t let friends miss out on a great deal!
Recently friends of mine celebrated their 50th Anniversary! Yes, that is wonderful! Not only did God bless them with a wonderful marriage, but also with a wonderful family. I am also proud to call their daughters my friends as well. And 2 of the 3 daughters are my fellow stampers too! All 3 children and their spouses, and their children, threw them a big party to celebrate! Here’s the happy couple:And I made this gift card holder card to give them.
The gift card holder was made from the now retired Springtime Foil DSP. (I stocked up on this gorgeous paper before it retired! I hope you did too!) A belly band of Whisper White cardstock was trimmed with gold Washi Tape and stamped/heat embossed with gold embossing powder using the sentiment from Beautiful Bouquet. I was so happy to use the Gold Foil Sheets and my Large Numbers Framelit dies to crop the numbers which I placed over a flourish cut from Silver Glimmer paper and the Flourish thinlit dies.
Here’s a look at the inside:A gift certificate to a local restaurant was tucked inside. The envelope punch board made it simple to add that ‘file folder’ tab-edge to the inside.
This was a snap to make, you can be sure that I’ll be making many more with a Christmas theme in the coming weeks!
Speaking of Christmas, do you like Crafting at Christmas time? Of course you do, that was a silly question! I should really ask if you would like to receive tutorials for 12 exclusive Christmas projects for FREE. I’m sure the answer to that is a “Of course I want to!” My 4th annual12 Weeks of Christmas newsletter is slated to begin this week. Only the folks who have subscribed to my mailing list will receive this newsletter and the 12 project tutorials delivered to their in-box for the next 12 weeks. It’s not too late, you can subscribe to my mailing list right here, or fill in the box that pops up when you come to my blog. And please be sure to pass this on to your friends who want to receive 12 free Christmas project tutorials in their in-box also.
Did you know October is World Card Making day? Sweet, right? Since it’s right up our alley, Stampin’ Up! is celebrating with a sale all week long. Select card making kits and supplies are on sale. Click here to see the list of items.
My favorite kit from the sale list? The Notes of Kindess Card Kit makes 20 cards and comes with an exclusive photo polymer stamp set, ink, card bases & envies, and all the die cut embellishments you need. The World Card Making Day sale only lasts 1 week! Ends on Oct. 7, 2018.
Thanks Stampers and Friends for stopping by My Stampin Space. See you soon!
Well, ok, it’s not really Christmas morning. But it sure feels like it! Today is the day that the 2018 Stampin’ Up! catalog is live! This catalog is chock full of holiday goodness. I won’t make you wait any longer so here it is:
Just click on the image and open up the catalog.
I”ll wait while you look thru the catalog and make your shopping list. In fact, I’ll even give you a Holiday Shopping List! Just click here: Holiday Shopping List
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.
If you’ve never tried Paper Pumpkin before, you’re in luck! Sign up hereto 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.
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:Stampin’ 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.
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.
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.Second, 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!
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.
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!
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.That large circle shape just begged to be filled with the awesome Heartfelt Blooms stamp. This is what I came up with:
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).Next 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.
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.
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!
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. And, 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 you planned? I did! When 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! Does 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:The 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:
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! Happy Stampin’
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!
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:
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:”
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!)
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:
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 🙂