May 12, 2015

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May 03, 2015

Just Kidding

Just kidding (that it's your 29th birthday) ... on the inside it says "from your 110 pound friend".  Love this stamp set called Just Kidding!

The colors are Calypso Coral, Gray, and Whisper White with a strip of designer paper.  The corners are clipped for a different look (I wanted something different than rounded).

Make sure you get all the retiring items you're wanting--catalog ends soon!  The word bubbles and designer paper on this card are some of the retiring products. 

On a side note .... as a demonstrator, I got to see the new catalog!!!!  You're going to love it!  Interested in becoming a demonstrator?  Click here for more details or to join my team.

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April 30, 2015

Guy Greetings

Guy cards are not that difficult, yet so many of us struggle with creating them.  Here is a nice card using Guy Greetings and designer paper.  The frame for the hats is from the retiring Apothecary Framelits.

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April 23, 2015

It's that time of year again!  Time to say goodbye to retiring products from the 2014-2015 annual catalog.
Retiring products  will  be available  only until June 2, 2015 or while supplies last.


April 18, 2015

Butterfly Thinlets are back!!!

The Butterfly Thinlets were out of stock for a while.  They're back!!!  Because many of you missed the opportunity to get these during Sale-A-Bration, Stampin' Up! is offering the following through April 30th:
  1. Get the Butterflies Thinlits at a 15 percent discount--just $21.20!
  2. Buy any of the Butterflies Thinlits Bundles at a 15 percent discount and choose one of three FREE Sale-A-Bration items (only available while supplies last)!

To place your Stampin' Up! order, click here.

April 14, 2015

Birthday Creation

My 9-year old granddaughter loves to come in my stamp room asking if she can make a card.  Over the past couple years she has really improved.  Her first "creation" of the day was just a bunch of words stamped with random hearts stuck on the card.  Then she saw one of my cards.  We had a little conversation about layers and she seemed to have an "aha" moment.  She asked for a couple "sea" colors and found the stamp set By the Tide.  It was fun to watch her.  She cut all the layers herself and stamped and cut out the starfish.  We discussed the placement of the starfish (at first she wanted to just place them all over), and I told her she might want to consider grouping them.  She loved the idea, and she did an excellent job ... don't you think???

When I first meet people and ask them to join us for a class, they tend to say "I'm not that creative" ... if a 9-year old can do it, anyone can!!!  (Actually, no creation is necessary, everything is cut out and ready to go).

Check out my class schedule.  If you are in the Milwaukee/Metro area and would like to participate in a class, just email me.  Or if you might be interested in online class, let me know.  If I get enough interest, I'll gladly get one going!

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April 04, 2015


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The Stampin' Up! 2013 - 2015 In Colors will be retiring with the annual catalog (last day is June 2, 2015).  Order your favorite 2013 - 2015 In Color inks, card stock, ribbon, markers and more while they are in stock AND take advantage of free shipping!  


April 01, 2015

Something Borrowed Wedding and Anniversary

Do you need a card for an upcoming wedding or anniversary?  This is one of those cards that you can easily change the layout for a totally different look.  I colored some of the flowers on the Something Borrowed Designer Series Paper to create a more cohesive look.  The wedding sets in the Occasions Catalog are so pretty.  See below for the list of supplies.  To order your Stampin' Up! supplies, simply click on the item and add them to your cart.

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March 31, 2015

Negative Spotlight

Wow, another month ending, and I still have one more technique video to post.  This one I'm calling negative spotlight.  I got the idea from fellow demonstrator Julie Davidson.

With the end of this month, also comes the end of Sale-A-Bration.  You have until midnight tonight to place your $50 order to get your free item(s)

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Here's the video:


March 26, 2015

Bokeh Technique

Technique #2 ... This is the Bokeh technique.  I love the softness of the look.  Video and supplies below:

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March 24, 2015

New Weekly Deals From Stampin’ Up! March 24-30

We've got some fabulous deals for you this week! To take advantage of 25% savings, be sure and add this Week's Deals to your shopping bag.

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March 21, 2015

Granite/Marble Technique

Technique time!  I also did a video (see below).  I'm calling this technique "granite/marble".  It's done with window sheets or transparencies.  Nice guy card.  The list of supplies is shown below the video.

Here is the video.....

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March 18, 2015

Easter Chick

A few of my friends and I got together for a Stamp-a-Stack (8 cards).  We had a blast! This is one of the cards we made.  Isn't the chick the cutest thing!!!!

The colors are Bermuda Bay, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Tangelo Twist, and Birthday Bash Designer Series Paper. The little bow is from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits™ Dies.  Of course the dies have much more to them.  The body is from the 2" circle punch, the wings are from the bird punch, and the feet and hair are from the Boho Blossom punch.  the beak is cut freehand.

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March 17, 2015

More Sale-a-Bration items!

But wait ... there's more ...

Newsflash from Stampin’ Up!
“Since Blendabilities are no longer available as a Sale-A-Bration redemption item, we anticipate that the demand on other Sale-A-Bration items will be higher than forecasted. For that reason, all Sale-A-Bration items (with the exception of stamps) will be available “while supplies last.” To help alleviate any inconvenience this may cause, we’ve made more items available to redeem for free during these last few weeks of Sale-A-Bration”

Only two weeks left!  To place your Stampin' Up! order, click here.


March 14, 2015

Chalk Birthday


Happy Saturday!  The ColorBox Chalk Ink and refills are really cool on black paper.  The images were stamped in white craft using the Sale-a-bration Big Day Stamp Set. Then I colored the cake and birthday using a blender pen and just a drop of Aquamarine reinker.  It's a bit transparent, so it really does look like chalk.

The colors are Black, Whisper White, and Bermuda Bay.

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Just a few more weeks left for Sale-a-bration!  Don't miss out!!!!  To place your Stampin' Up! supply order, click here.