Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Father's Day blog hop

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Hello friends!

Are enjoying our Father's Day themed blog hop? I hope so! I’m hopping with fellow Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from all over the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. You may have arrived from Elizabeth Green's blog. What a wonderful project she shared!
My project features Guy Greetings stamp set. I'm a little sad it's retiring because it has been my go to stamp set when I needed a masculine card for the men in my life. Birthdays, holidays, Yay days, You're the best days,etc it was there for me, just like those fabulous guys in my life. I'll miss it!
My project was inspired by a shadowbox card made by Kathleen Wingerson; click here to see her card.

I made some minor changes to Kathleen's design and used the same design to make a more generic masculine card. Thanks to Kathleen for sharing her design and video!

Thick White Cardstock (cs), 4.25 x 11"
White cs, 3 x 3" and .75 x 3 1/8"
DSP 4.25 x 5.5" (I used a retired neutrals DSP, but any white and black DSP would work; current products include Petal Passion, Pick A Pattern, or Tutti Frutti DSP stack).
Black cs, 3.5 x 3.5" and 7/8 x 3.25"
Smokey Slate cs, 3.25 x 3.25"
window sheet 3.5 x 3.5" (trim after lining up stamped images)
inks: Memento black (car on white cs), Stazon (for window sheet), Smokey Slate

Please leave a comment, I'd love to hear from you. Are you going to miss Guy Greetings, too?

Thanks for hopping with us. Now click on the next image to hop to Jackie Bultje's blog to see her project.
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All the supplies used in my design can be ordered through my online store, click here.
If you don't already have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I would be happy to have you join my Stamping is Fun team. Give me a holler and let's chat about it.

Stamping is fun!


Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Happy Birthday blog hop

Hello friends!

I hope you are enjoying this Happy Birthday Blog Hop. I’m hopping with fellow Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from all over the United States, Canada, and overseas---it's a world-wide hop!

Today’s hop features Stampin' Up! products used to celebrate Happy Birthdays. It seems like I always need a birthday card for someone special -- this is the card!

The Heartfelt Blooms stamp creates variations of color without stamping off. Ink it up and stamp. I love the easy button and this stamp is the easy button! Stampin Up is in the process of patenting this unique type of stamp image called photo-realistic.  

Sale-a-bration items I used for this birthday card...

Stop back tomorrow and I will share measurements and tips for this card.

Please leave a comment, I'd love to hear what you think about the Heartfelt Blooms stamp and the other sale-a-bration items.

Thank you for hopping with us. Now please click below to hop to Joyce Hall's blog. Joyce has more inspiration to share with you!

All the supplies used in my design can be ordered through my online store (click here).

If you don't already have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I would be happy to have you join my Stamping is Fun team. During Sale-a-bration your $99 kit gets even sweeter---you get to select any 2 stamp sets, any price, from the current catalogs for FREE. Click here to learn more and contact me to get the conversation started. 

Heartfelt Blooms Birthday Wishes
Shimmer ribbon pack (#147243) (gray ribbon, Sale-a-bration)
Gray bakers twine (retired; substitute basic black #134576)

Stamping is fun!

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Sale-a-Bration Anything But a Card Blog Hop

Hello friends!
I hope you are enjoying our Sale-a-Bration Anything But a Card Blog Hop. I'm hopping with fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrators from all over the world.
Today's hop features products from Sale-A-Bration 2018 that can be earned with qualifying purchases. My hop entry is below so let's get to it.
I chose to make a tag using the Amazing You stamp set. Although I love that there are coordinating thinlits also available as a SAB level 2 option -- Yay! -- I used my heat gun for some embossing and the Garden Trellis embossing folder to add texture. The color focus is on Berry Burst and silver, they are elegant together!

Check back tomorrow to get the measurements and a description of how this tag came together.

Then I paired this bad boy up in with several packaging ideas......
Silver Gabled Box

Embossed treat bag
Glassine treat bag

I think this tag would also work as a focal point on a card....very versatile!!!

Make sure you keep hopping along to see all the other Sale-A-Bration projects! Click on the “next” badge below to visit Shirley Merker's blog.

Want to make your own tags? Of course you do! Below is a quick shopping list for making this tag and will earn you the Amazing You stamp set for free! (click on each item)
Stamping is fun!


Thursday, January 4, 2018

2018 Sale-a-bration Blog Hop Ingredients & Measurements

Hello friends!

As promised below are the ingredients and measurements for my 2018 sale-a-bration blog hop projects featuring the Party Pandas stamps; click here to follow the hop. Drop me a line if you have questions, I'm happy to answer!

My projects were inspired by a card I saw in November at the Stampin Up convention in Salt Lake City -- I don't remember who made this product display board; if you know, hit me up so I can give credit. Here's the card that inspired my cards....

Bubbles & Fizz DSP Party Panda
Bubbles & Fizz Ingredients & Measurements
white cs (#100730), 4 x 5 .25" for inside card
white cs (#100730), 2.5 x 2.5" square for panda 
Party Pandas stamp set (#147218 wood; #147221 clear
Real Red marker 

Tutti-Frutti DSP with Party Panda
Tutti-Frutti Ingredients & Measurements
Pool Party cardstock (cs) (#122924), scrap for Happy Birthday greeting
white cs (#100730), 4 x 5 .25" for inside card
white cs (#100730), 3 x 3" square for panda 
Party Pandas stamp set (#147218 wood; #147221 clear
Real Red marker 

Painted with Love Ingredients & Measurements
Features a technique for extending an image outside of a die cut or punch

white cs (#100730), 8.5 x 5 .5" 
white cs (#100730), 2.5 x 4" for panda with balloon
Party Pandas stamp set (#147218 wood; #147221 clear

click here to see a short video explaining how to extend an image outside of a punch; my card project used the same technique with the stitched framelit square die.

Want these pandas? Here's an easy SAB shopping list for earning the Party Pandas stamps for free:

Stamping is fun!


Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Sale-A-Bration 2018 Blog Hop

Hello friends!

Happy New Year! I'm celebrating the new year, Stampin Up's newest catalog, the Occasions catalog, and the best time of year, Sale-a-Bration (SAB)! 

Welcome to the 2018 Sale-A-Bration blog hop. We have lots of creativity to share with you featuring Sale-A-Bration 2018 products. 

For those who don't know me let me introduce myself. I attended my first Stampin' Up! workshop in 1996 and have been a Stampin' Up! demonstrator since 2010--I am passionate about stamping! I live in central Maryland; if you ever find yourself in the area, look me up and come stamp with me!

My projects feature the SAB set Party Pandas. These pandas are too darn cute, especially when paired with other SAB items and designer series paper (DSP)!

Party Pandas stamps and Bubble & Fizz DSP
Party Pandas stamps and Painted with Love DSP

Party Pandas stamps with Tutti Frutti DSP

I stamped each panda with Tuxedo Memento black ink on Whisper White cardstock then outlined them using the Light Smokey Slate Stampin' Blend marker--it really makes them pop, like they are 3D! I dressed each card up with the Tutti-frutti adhesive backed sequins from the Tutti-Frutti suite in the Occasions catalog for easy-peasy embellishing.

Want these pandas? Here's an easy SAB shopping list for earning the Party Pandas stamps for free:

Check back tomorrow for a full ingredients list and measurements.

Make sure you keep hopping along to see all the other Sale-A-Bration projects! Click on the "Next" button below to visit Twila Davis' blog.

Don't know what Sale-A-Bration is all about? It is an annual event where exclusive products are earned for orders placed. A minimum $50 purchase is required. You can earn as many Sale-A-Bration products as you would like too.
If you are ready to place your Sale-A-Bration order and don't already have a demonstrator, I would be happy to be yours. Click this link to go to my online store. Catalogs are available there as well.

Stamping is fun!


Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Stampin Up news -- lots and lots of news!

Hello friends!

I apologize in advance for this loooong message but I have lots of tasty Stampin Up news tidbits to share. Enjoy!
  • The new Stampin Up annual catalog will launch in just two weeks, on June 1st! To celebrate I'm throwing an New Catalog Open House on Saturday, June 10th, 11am-2pm, at my house. Stop by to pick up your copy of the new catalog and make a few make 'n takes featuring some of the fabulous new items. You and your BFFs are invited to this free event. You're going to love the new catalog!
  • Special offer during May, featuring the Eastern Palace suite from the new catalog, available in two exclusive bundles -- the bundles, with free items, will not be available after May. See what I have made with my bundle below. Click here to see the bundles and order yours today! 
  • The clearance rack was recently restocked, many of the sale items are Christmas and Halloween themed --all clearance items are available While Supplies Last, so don't miss out! click here to check out the bargains.
  • There are plenty of retiring items available (but not for long!) and many are discounted. Some bundles are retiring but the items in them are not, meaning you can save 10% by purchasing bundles before they retire on May 31st. Click here and start shopping now!
  • During the Creativity Starts Here promotion (going on now), new subscribe to My Paper Pumpkin enjoy a 25% savings on kits for the first 3 months. Subscribe and use code STARTHERE by June 10th to enjoy these savings. Tip: subscriptions are tied to subscriber email address, so new address = new subscriber 😊 Click here to subscribe (links to me so you can enjoy my monthly Paper Pumpkin Night; see details below). 
  • My annual Hostess Appreciation Day is set for Saturday, July 22. Each year I invite all of my Stampin Up hostess from the previous 12 months to my house to enjoy free stamping projects to thank them for supporting me and my Stampin Up business (I'll supply everything for approximately 6 projects). So if you have participated in my monthly hostess stamp club or hosted your own stamping party, look for your personal invitation in July. If you want to receive an invitation this July, hostess a party ASAP!

Eastern Palace Suite Bundle offers
I've been having fun with the exclusive Eastern Palace bundle! Cards in my class on Thursday, May 18th will feature products in the bundles (see details below and RSVP today!)....

Class Schedule 

  • Thursday, May 18th, 7 to 9pm; make 4 cards (2 each of 2 designs) featuring the exclusive Eastern Palace premiere bundle. Cost is $10 or free with minimum order. 
  • More classes in May.... Tuesday, May 23rd and Tuesday, May 30th.



Retiring Stamps and Accessories
A few things to keep in mind:

  • Promotion ends May 31, 2017 
  • No minimum purchase required.
  • Retiring items are eligible for Stampin' Rewards with qualifying orders.
  • All retiring non-stamp items are available while supplies last and will be discontinued after May 31; stamps will go into while supplies status after May 22.  
  • Purchases of $150 or more earn host shopping dollars -- and an invitation to my July Hostess Appreciation Event.
  • Some items are being reconfigured, other items are currently offered in bundles that will not have a discounted price in the new catalog. Pay attention and shop wisely!


    Paper Pumpkin
    Choose me as your Stampin Up demo when you subscribe (or use the link below to automatically select me) and you get a free crafting night every month. Bring your kit to my house and get your pumpkin on! Pumpkin kit night is held at the end of the month, 7-9pm; upcoming Pumpkin nights are May 31st, June 29th, and July 31st. Click here to subscribe (links to me) and join the fun. But wait, there are more perks for subscribing! Only kit subscribers can purchase kit refills and additional kits (while supplies last). Sign up today! 

    Stamping is fun!