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Monday, February 23rd, 2015

On Center Stage…Love is Kindness…

As soon as I saw the stamp ‘Love is Kindness‘ in the Occasions Catalog I knew I had to have it because I knew it would be one of those incredibly versatile stamps…

You can use it on all sorts of cards all year round – it will work for thank you’s, birthdays, engagements, weddings, Easter, Valentines, Mothers Day – almost any occasion…

And it looks like such a little stamp…but wait…it really isn’t!  I made a card today where it takes center stage and here it is…

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Isn’t that a beautiful stamp?  WOW I love it!  Because it makes such a feature I decided to add nothing but some layering to frame & highlight it and I am super happy with how it turned out…

The card base…is Wisteria Wonder cardstock onto which I layered a piece of Basic Black sized 5 1/4″ x 4″ and then added another layer of black sized 5″ x 3 3/4″…

Love is Kindness stamp…you can find it by clicking HERE – I stamped it using Memento Black Ink onto a piece of Whisper White sized 4 1/4″ x 3″ and colored it using the light Markers from Wisteria Wonder and Old Olive Blendabilities – find them on pg 212 or online by clicking HERE

AND you don’t have to be a coloring expert to get that light/dark look on the petals – I simply colored one side of each flower a second time – easy, fast & gives a fabulous look…

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To give the illusion of a thicker bouquet of flowers, I stamped the image a second time onto a piece of scrap white cardstock, colored some of the flowers, cut them and the newspaper bit out using my sharp Paper Snips (pg 215) and added it onto my first image, slightly staggered, using Dimensionals.

I then matted my image sheet onto another white layer sized 4 1/2″ x 3 1/4″ and just love how these layers help give a framed look – here is a closeup of that layering…

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I absolutely love how stunning that focal image looks – got to be one of my current favorite stamps!

Here is the image that you get with Love is Kindness – click on the blue words below to view in the online store…

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Supplies used to make this card:

Stamp: Love is Kindness (137131)
Ink: Memento Black (132708)
Blendabilities: Old Olive (130999), Wisteria Wonder (131002)
Cardstocks: Whisper White (100730), Basic Black (121045)
Misc: Dimensionals (104430), Paper Snips (103579)

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Saturday, February 14th, 2015

A Valentine Fishing Tackle Box…

Happy Valentine’s Day y’all!

A few weeks ago I came across a very cute mini divided fishing tackle box…I knew I had to have it…and then I realized that I had the perfect stamp to use with in the set Hey Valentine

The stamp that has the fish on it is PERFECT to use with this little box…and so I got to work, popped different candies for ‘bait’ in the divided spaces and here is my finished treat…

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I just LOVE it – and then I realized that you could make these for any time of the year simply by snipping off the ‘hey valentine’ part of the sentiment…imagine end of year teacher gifts…fun summer beach vacation treats…party favors…see where I’m going?

The box…is a mini fishing tackle box that I found on amazon…I filled my compartments with valentine colored candies – M&Ms, Jelly Beans, Candy Corn in the small bits and in two large sections some Gummy Worms and Swedish Fish – LOVE that I could put some realistic ‘bait’ in there…

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Isn’t that super cute?

The band…I wrapped around a piece of 1 1/4″ White Jute Ribbon (pg 43 Occasions Catalog) – this ribbon fits really well into the theme because it is a course web type of look…

The stamped panel…I stamped the fish stamp from Hey, Valentine (pg 8 Occasions Catalog) using Memento Black ink and colored in the fish using Blendabilities Markers from the sets Coastal Cabana Pumpkin Pie and Cherry Cobbler – find them on pg 212 of the Annual Catalog…

OR right now during Sale-a-bration you can get a set of Blendabilities for FREE with a $50 purchase - click HERE to find out more!

I cut out the panel, matted it onto a piece of Real Red cardstock and added it to the top of my box using Dimensionals…and then popped a few small Rhinestones onto some of the bubbles to give a bit of  sparkle and depth…

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The tag…I stamped the fish stamp again and using a die from Banners Framelits (pg 213) to cut out the sentiment which I then trimmed to the size I wanted – I made a small hole in the end, threaded through some White Bakers Twine, made a small hole in the Jute Ribbon and tied it on.  I added a single sequin from Bermuda Bay Sequin Trim (pg 13 Occasions Catalog) and added a Rhinestone in the center…

fish-bannerThe finishing touch…I added a blue button from Sweet Dreams Designer Buttons (pg 39 Occasions Catalog) onto the Jute Ribbon and tied a little knot in the center…

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I LOVE this sweet treat and plan to make a bunch more for summer vacation!

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Here are the images that you get in the set Hey, Valentine - which you can use YEAR ROUND too -  click on the blue words below to view in the online store…

hey-valentine-largeSupplies used to make this treat:

Stamps: Hey, Valentine (CM 138570/WM 137135)
Cardstocks: Whisper White (100730), Real Red (102482)
Ink: Memento Black (132708)
Blendabilities: Coastal Cabana (131000), Pumpkin Pie (130997), Cherry Cobbler (130995)
Die: Banners Framelits (132173)
Ribbons: 1 1/4″ Jute (137904), Bermuda Bay Sequin Trim (137910)
Button: Sweet Dreams Designer Buttons (137857)
Misc: White Bakers Twine (124262), Rhinestone Jewels (119246), Dimensionals (104430), Divided Mini Fishing Tackle Box

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Thursday, February 12th, 2015

Lovely Amazing You is here!

This week sees the release of a brand new fantastic stamp set called Lovely Amazing You!

It is perfect for projects year round making it incredibly versatile and a great set to have in your stash…

Here are the images and details:

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Here are some cute projects that were made using these stamps…

A sweet card…isn’t that two-color feather just gorgeous?

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And look at these sweet projects…how cute are they?

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CLICK HERE TO FIND LOVELY AMAZING YOU!

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

This week’s Weekly Deals are here…for February 10th through 16th…

Here are this week’s Weekly Deals - they will be offered for ONE WEEK ONLY through Monday February 16th OR WHILST SUPPLIES LAST..

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And with the prices discounted by up to 50%, if you want anything at these great prices, hurry & get your order in before they’re out of stock!

CLICK HERE TO FIND THESE DEALS IN THE ONLINE STORE!

Click on the picture below for a larger view…

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Here is a list of what is on sale – click on the blue words below to view each item

CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR WEEKLY DEALS!

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

Hey Valentine Tag Treat Topper…

Well apparently I just can’t get enough of the cute stamps featured in Hey Valentine – in fact this is the third project in a week I’ve made using them – LOVE them all!

Today I am showing you a ‘keep it simple’ Valentine treat – it is quick, easy AND cost effective AND you can make a bunch of them in no time making them great for kids to hand out at school – and the kids could even color in the image themselves!

Here they are…

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To be honest I would have made more, except that I couldn’t help but eat a bunch of the M&Ms LOL and quickly ran out…what can I say…I love chocolate…and I love cherry flavored things…put those two together and they disappear fast!

The candy filled bag…the bag is a self-sealing, food safe Cello Tube Bag sized at 1″ x 8″ that you can find on pg 200 of the catalog or online by clicking HERE – a pack of 50 will cost you JUST $2.50 making this a very affordable way to give treats!  I popped some Cherry M&Ms in mine (I found them at Target) – you can alternate colors or use just one color in a tube – I have done both to give you an idea of what looks you can get…

Other items that fit nicely inside this size bag include jelly beans, candy corn, smarties and pencils – it is fun seeking out what to put inside!!!

The bird tag…isn’t it cute?  This is a stamp from the set Hey, Valentine (pg 8 Occasions Catalog) that you fold in half – you can use this to put at the top of your tube and it fits perfectly, or you can use it as a wrap like I did for my treats.

This is the stamped image…and to make cutting it out quick & easy, there is a perfectly sized banner die that you can find in Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies (pg 9 Occasions Catalog) – once stamped & cut out, you fold along that center line and voila – the perfect treat topper/wrapper!

HeyValentine-BirdI used Memento Black Ink to stamp the image and colored in the bird using Blendabilities Markers from the following assortments:  Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake and Skin Tone – find them all on pg 212 of the Annual Catalog…close-up-bird-bow-tag

To attach the tags…I used Glue Dots to attach my tags to the tubes – if you decide to add these to the top of the tube instead, you can also use a staple which also looks pretty cool!

Here is a side view so that you can see how it is attached…I put glue dots on each side of the tube and pressed the tag into place so that it straddles the candy…the glue dots hold it firmly in place…

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And here is the back…LOVE those cute little hearts…

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The finishing touch…you can keep em simple and leave them as they are or you can bling the bags & tags up a bit…I added a piece of White Cotton Twine (pg 37 Occasions Catalog) to the top of one tag and left the other two as is…you could also punch out some red hearts…use ribbon…rhinestones…whatever your heart desires!

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Have fun making your Valentine treats – you have plenty of time to order your supplies and get them done but be sure to order soon!

Supplies used to make these treats:

Stamps: Hey, Valentine (CM 138570/WM 137135)
Cardstocks: Whisper White (100730)
Ink: Memento Black (132708)
Blendabilities: Skin Tone (129370), Crumb Cake (131004), Cherry Cobbler (130995)
Banner Die: Mini Treat Bag Thinlits (137547)
Cello Bag:  1″ x 8″ Cello Tube Bag (124134)
Misc: Painted Blooms Cotton Twine (137873)

CLICK HERE TO ORDER YOUR STAMPIN’ UP! SUPPLIES ONLINE!

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

This week’s Weekly Deals are here…for January 27th through February 2nd…

Here are this week’s Weekly Deals - they will be offered for ONE WEEK ONLY through Monday February 2nd OR WHILST SUPPLIES LAST..

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And with the prices discounted by up to 50%, if you want anything at these great prices, hurry & get your order in before they’re out of stock!

CLICK HERE TO FIND THESE DEALS IN THE ONLINE STORE!

Click on the picture below for a larger view…

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Here is a list of what is on sale – click on the blue words below to view each item

CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR WEEKLY DEALS!

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

Hey Valentine Foxy Treat Bag…

I am loving the infusion of brand new stamps in the Occasions Catalog – it just feels like a breath of fresh air, don’t you think?

Today I am showing you a treat bag that I made using some new products and stamp featured in that catalog and think it is a perfect way to package treats for adults & kids alike…

The treat bag is made using a fab new pack of dies called Mini Treat Bag Thinlits which you can find on pg 9 -  in that pack you get dies to make the actual bag AND a bunch of dies to dress it up – LOVE it!

Here is my foxy treat bag…

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Isn’t it CA-UTE?!  I just LOVE that cute fox stamp and he is oh so easy to color using Blendabilities Markers!

The mini treat bag…is super easy to cut out using the two bag dies in Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies (pg 9 Occasions Catalog) – I cut my bag shapes out of Whisper White cardstock and used Sticky Strip to adhere the bag together – this makes for a strong seal…

The black & white striped decor panel…I used a piece of DSP from Stacked with Love Paper Stack (pg 5 Occasions Catalog) for the top stripe and two different tapes from Stacked with Love Designer Washi Tape (pg 5 Occasions Catalog) for the lower two stripes – LOVE how they work so well together!

I then tied around a piece of White Bakers Twine (pg 206) and finished with a bow on the front.

The foxy tag…the fox image is stamped using Memento Black Ink and a cute stamp from the set Hey, Valentine (pg 8 Occasions Catalog) – punched out using the perfectly co-ordinating Note Tag Punch (pg 28 Occasions Catalog) – and colored using Blendabilities Markers from the following collections:

Sarah’s Note – the Skin Tone Assortment of SIX markers is ON SALE THIS WEEK in the Weekly Deals section – regular price $22.95 – ON SALE RIGHT NOW FOR $17.21 - click HERE to find it!

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I then added a cute little Basic Pearl (pg 209) to his nose to complete him, and added him to the bag using Dimensionals – I positioned the tag just under the bow to make it look like it is tied on…

The sparkly hearts…are both punched out of Red Glimmer Paper (pg 193) using the Sweetheart Punch (pg 222) and a small heart punch that is one of three that you can find in the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack (pg 222)…I added the large heart to the bag and…

The finishing touch…I wanted to add a bit of black to the lower part of the bag and so decided to layer my small heart onto a 3/4″ black circle to tie it to the top part and also to add a bit of an impact…

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And there is my finished Foxy treat bag just waiting for a scrummy treat to be popped inside…

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Here are the images that you get in the set Hey, Valentine click on the blue words below to view in the online store…

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AND here are the die shapes you get in the set Mini Treat Bag Thinlits - you get 12 DIES in this pack!click on the blue words below to view in the online store…

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Supplies used to make this cute Treat Bag:

Stamps: Hey, Valentine (CM 138570/WM 137135)
Cardstocks: Whisper White (100730), Basic Black (121045)
Punches: Note Tag (135860), Sweetheart (133786), Itty Bitty Accents Pack (133787), 3/4″ Circle (119873)
Die: Mini Treat Bag Thinlits (137547)
Washi Tape: Stacked With Love (137789)
DSP: Stacked with Love Paper Stack (137779)
Glitter Paper: Red Glimmer (121790)
Ink: Memento Black (132708)
Blendabilities: Skin Tone (129370), Crumb Cake (131004), Cherry Cobbler (130995)
Misc: White Bakers Twine (124262), Basic Pearls (119247), Dimensionals (104430)

CLICK HERE TO ORDER YOUR STAMPIN’ UP! SUPPLIES ONLINE!

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

This week’s Weekly Deals are here…for January 20th through 26th…

Here are this week’s Weekly Deals - they will be offered for ONE WEEK ONLY through Monday January 26th OR WHILST SUPPLIES LAST..

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And with the prices discounted by up to 50%, if you want anything at these great prices, hurry & get your order in before they’re out of stock!

CLICK HERE TO FIND THESE DEALS IN THE ONLINE STORE!

Click on the picture below for a larger view…

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Here is a list of what is on sale – click on the blue words below to view each item

CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR WEEKLY DEALS!

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

Sale-a-bration is HERE with a bunch of free stuff!

 THE BIGGEST STAMPIN UP EVENT OF THE YEAR – SALE-A-BRATION 2015 – HAS ARRIVED bringing with it TWO WAYS for you to get your FREE stuff – by SHOPPING or by JOINING!

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Both are detailed below – if you have questions at all, please email me by clicking HERE and I will be very happy to help…
CampaignLP_SAB_demo2_ENGWhen you shop during Sale-a-bration you get to choose 1 item for FREE from the Sale-a-bration Brochure for EVERY $50 that you spend – no limits!

  • Click HERE to view the Sale-a-bration Brochure online
  • Click HERE to view an easy-to see-table of those free items that you get to choose from in that brochure – print it out for easy reference – choose ONE of those items for every $50 that you spend!
  • Not got a paper copy and want one?  Click here to email me and I will get one out to you TODAY – DON’T FORGET TO INCLUDE YOUR MAILING ADDRESS in your email!

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How does shopping during Sale-a-bration work?

  • Sale-a-bration runs from NOW through March 31st 2015
  • During Sale-a-Bration you get to choose ONE FREE ITEM from the Sale-a-Bration Brochure for EVERY $50 that you spend!
  • It doesn’t matter what you buy – anything from any current promotion, the Clearance Rack, Occasions or Annual Catalog – ANYTHING that you purchase from Stampin’ Up! counts!
  • There are NO limits – meaning when you spend $100 you get to choose 2 free items, spend $150 and you get to choose 3…spend $500 and you get to choose 10…and so on…

And it gets even better:

  • at least 3 Free Sale-a-bration items
  • PLUS at least $25 in Hostess Dollars to choose free items with!

And there’s even another level – when you spend $250+ you get:

  • at least 5 Free Sale-a-bration items
  • PLUS you get your regular Hostess Benefits – $40 in Hostess Dollars…
  • PLUS DURING SALE-A-BRATION YOU GET A BONUS $25 in Hostess Dollars – that’s right – on orders of $250+ you are going to get an EXTRA $25 to spend – on a $250 order that gives you a TOTAL OF $65 IN HOSTESS DOLLARS TO USE!

Below is the chart of Hostess Benefits – EVERYONE who places an order of $250+ gets the extra free $25 in  hostess dollars!

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HOW DO YOU PLACE YOUR ORDER TO GET YOUR SALE-A-BRATION FREEBIES?

 

Thinking about joining to get a 30% discount off of your first order of $150+ and a regular 20% discount off of all of your purchases? 

And YES – when you join you do get ALL HOSTESS BENEFITS & SALE-A-BRATION FREEBIES ON YOUR ORDERS TOO!!!  

CampaignLP_SAB_demo4_ENGBUY YOUR STARTER KIT DURING SALE-A-BRATION AND YOU’LL GET TO CHOOSE $125 WORTH OF PRODUCTS TO FILL IT AND PAY JUST $99…

AND AS A BONUS DURING SALE-A-BRATION you get to choose either a FREE PROJECT KIT from the Occasions Catalog OR choose any TWO FREE SALE-A-BRATION ITEMS as well!!!

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Here are the details:

  • your Starter Kit will cost JUST $99 and you get to choose $125 in products to fill it!
  • that’s right – YOU choose $125 worth of absolutely ANY PRODUCTS THAT YOU WANT to put in your kit and pay just $99 for them!
  • Think of that as one BIG coupon!
  • AND FROM NOW THROUGH MARCH 31st YOU ALSO GET TO CHOOSE ONE OF THOSE FREE PROJECT KITS OR TWO SALE-A-BRATION ITEMS for your Starter Kit too!
  • a FREE Business Supplies kit comes with it to including a bunch of catalogs for you to give away
  • this a fabulous deal AND it ships for FREE too

Interested and want to find out more?

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  • You can place your first order today!

HAPPY SALE-A-BRATING!

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

The NEW Occasions Catalog is now live for order!

And it is simply STUNNING!  There are many, many amazing new products in it including some FABULOUS Project Kits including the beautiful Build a Bouquet Kit where you get to make THIS beautiful bunch of flowers…

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Isn’t that GORGEOUS? You can find it on pg 29 of the Occasions Catalog or online by clicking HERE – beautiful for any occasion or to brighten up your crafting space!

This is the cover of the new Occasions Catalog:

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  • Click HERE to view the products in the Occasions Catalog online
  • Click HERE to find those products in the online store
  • Not got a paper copy of this Catalog and want one?  Please email me by clicking here and one will be on it’s way to you along with the Sale-a-bration brochure!

Here are some of my favorites in this Catalog - I tried to make it a list of 10 but failed dismally LOL – I love too many of em and just couldn’t cut my list down to just 10!

I’m intrigued to know what your favorites are – leave me a comment below to let me know!

137360  Butterflies Thinlits Dies

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138570  Hey Valentine Stamp Set

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137414  Bow Builder Punch

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137134  Wood You Be Mine Stamp Set

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137366  Berry Basket Bigz L Die

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137159  BYOP Stamp Set

byop137415  Confetti Hearts Punch

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137162  From the Herd

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137547  Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies

minitreatbag137163  Sheltering Tree Stamp Set

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137949  Hello Life Project Kit

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138862  From the Garden Bundle of Stamps and Dies

fromthegarden137898  Calypso Coral Pom Pom Trim

pompom138873  Crazy About You Bundle of Stamps & Dies

crazyaboutyoubundle137950  Perpetual Birthday Calendar Kit

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137854  Alphanumeric Simply Pressed Clay Mold

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CLICK HERE TO FIND THE BEAUTIFUL NEW OCCASIONS CATALOG PRODUCTS!