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Friday, June 27th, 2014

Monochromatic Snapshot…

Today I wanted to show you a card that I made that uses some of my absolute favorite new versatile products featured in the new Catalog…

What are they?  They are Typeset Specialty DSP, the camera stamp called Snapshot, the beautiful new Venetian Crochet Trim AND the fab hip & trendy stamp set @SoSocial

And why are they amongst my favorites?  They are ALL so incredibly versatile – I love versability because it equals BIG value for money AND they are all low priced for how & what you can use them for!

Here is my card…

snapshot-kindofabigdealIsn’ that cool?  I love h0w black & vanilla work so well together to give anything a bit of elegance…

The card base…is Very Vanilla onto which I layered a piece of Basic Black.

The background vintage book paper…it is one of the designs featured in the pack ‘Typeset Specialty DSP’ that you can find on pg 164 and that pack features 24 – yes – TWENTY FOUR – sheets of double sided patterned papers!  This is double what a normal pack of DSP contains and priced at $12.95, each sheet costs just 53c!

I used it here to create a background to pull the vanilla and black colors from the card base and inks – I wanted to show you that whilst it appears at first glance that these ‘vintage’ patterns could only be limited to certain cards, how it is used on this card shows you that you can use it on cards for ALL ages and occasions – birthdays, weddings, graduations, school events…endless uses!!!

Here are the patterns that you get in this pack…click on the photo below for a closer look…

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There are also map designs perfect for scrapbooking trips, you can die cut or punch shapes out of the designs to create embellishments, die cut or punch layering flower shapes with a bright button on the center to create a focal point – the possibilities are endless for this bargain pack of papers!!!

The camera image…it’s big, bold and fun!  That image is made using a single stamp called ‘Snapshot’ that you can find on pg 167.  You might have skipped over it because it is featured on a page with stamps that you can color using the new Blendabilities Markers and if you are not into coloring images you might think that Snapshot is not for you…

BUT how I have used it on this card shows you how simple and striking it is simply stamped using Black Ink – that’s all – black ink and wow what a feature!  Want to add some definition?  Stamp it again and punch out that lens using a ¾” Circle Punch (pg 221) like I did and add it using a Dimensional to make it pop out!  Click on the photo below for a closer look…

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Snapshot has SO many uses…you can use it to make cards for all occasions – it is great to use for masculine cards (rather than a boat or car image!) – and it can be used when making cards for all ages – from kids through the elderly – and for scrapbooking your trips & events – and that is why I love this stamp!

The beautiful lace trim…is called Venetian Crochet Trim that you can find on pg 206 – at first glance you might think it higher priced at $6.95 for a 5 yard roll BUT a little goes a very long way!  On this card I wanted to demonstrate this and show you that you don’t need to put a big length across your card fronts – this card uses just a 3” piece that I cut in half and tucked in a piece on each side – you still get that beautiful ribbon look on your card but without the cost!

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The cool hashtag and @ sentiments…they are both from the stamp set @SoSocial that you can find on pg 37 – you might have skipped over this set because you might assume it’s just for the young audience – but take another look – there are sentiments for all occasions in there – and we all know kids, tweens, teens, right?

And if you are a Grandma or Great Aunt, imagine making cards using these sentiments for those younger people in your family – you will be the hippest and trendiest card-maker or Grandma on the block – how awesome would that be?

I punched out those sentiments using one of my main staple punches – Word Window (pg 222) and added them to the card base using Dimensionals.

I love love love these new products – and I can’t wait to use that camera with some scrapbooking projects I have in mind!

Supplies used to make this card:

Cardstocks – Very Vanilla (101650), Basic Black (121045)
Stamps: Snapshot (133812), @SoSocial (CM 134192/WM 134189)
DSP: Typeset Specialty (133704)
Punches: Word Window (119857), 3/4″ Circle (119873)
Ribbon: Venetian Crochet Trim (134581)
Misc: Dimensionals (104430)

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Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

LAST CALL FOR NEW CATALOG SHARES in Designer Series Papers, Ribbons & Embellishments!

LAST CALL FOR NEW CATALOG DESIGNER SERIES PAPER, RIBBON & EMBELLISHMENT SHARES!!!
 
I have a spot or two open in most of the Shares below and I want to close them out TODAY and get that order in!!!
 
BUT IF YOU WANT A SPOT OR TWO PLEASE EMAIL ME BY CLICKING HERE RIGHT NOW TO SECURE WHAT YOU WANT – they are available strictly on a first come, first served basis – once each share is filled, it will no longer be available – so PLEASE HURRY!!!

sharebearWhat are ‘shares’?

Quite simply they offer you a very affordable and easy way to sample all of the BRAND NEW Papers, Ribbons and Embellishments – you get a sampling of everything in a collection.

How much do you get in a ‘share’?

With my Designer Series Paper shares you get a 6″ x 6″ piece of EVERY sheet of paper in the collection OR the option to get more with a 12″ x 6″ share. With my Ribbon shares you get 1-2 yards of each color in the collection.  Full details are below.
 
Who can purchase my ‘shares’?

EVERYONE!  My current customers, fellow Demonstrators, new customers, members of my Team…they are open to absolutely everyone!  In fact my Team Members can get them at a discount from me – CLICK HERE to find out how you can become a Team Member!

Demonstrators can purchase them too?

Absolutely – if you are a Demonstrator it gives you the perfect opportunity to get a sampling of ALL the new papers & ribbons in each collection without having to outlay a huge amount of money – for example, if you purchase a Designer Series Paper share you will have ALL the new papers to demonstrate with and show your customers samples of everything – for a very affordable price – how cool is that?

How do you purchase my ‘shares’?

In accordance with Stampin’ Up! policy, if you would like to purchase one or more of my shares you need to EMAIL ME to let me know what shares you are interested and I will send you a Paypal invoice as soon as I get enough people to fill each share.

Do I combine shipping costs?

Absolutely YES – if you wish to take more than one share, I will combine shipping costs to save you money – it will automatically happen so don’t worry – I only charge the amount it actually costs to mail to you!

BELOW ARE MY NEW CATALOG ‘SHARE’ OFFERINGS – there are 4 sections – DESIGNER SERIES PAPER, SPECIALTY PAPER, RIBBON AND EMBELLISHMENTS…
 
Please EMAIL ME to let me know what you would like AS SOON AS POSSIBLE to secure your spots!!!
 
* IF YOU WANT ALL OF THE NEW STUFF SAVE SOME CASH WITH MY ‘I WANT ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING NEW’ BUNDLE SHARE – THAT BUNDLE WILL SAVE YOU 10% – FIND IT AT THE END OF THE ‘NEW’ SHARES LISTINGS!!! *

Please note: I can accept orders to ship to US addresses only.

 

1 – NEW DESIGNER SERIES PAPER SHARES

NEW 2014-2015 DESIGNER SERIES & SPECIALTY PAPER SHARE

There are 12 packs of brand new gorgeous papers featured on pgs 184-187 – in this share you will receive a total of 78 sheets (6″ x 6″ or in the case of 2 of them which are smaller stacks, the size will be 6 ½ x 4 ½”) – all sheets are double-sided – and all have beautiful designs – you will receive a piece of EVERY single design in the collection!

Designer Series Paper Share 6” x 6” – $18.99 + $5.05 Shipping via Priority Mail
ALSO AVAILABLE IN 12” X 6” SHEETS – $36.99 + $5.70 Shipping via Priority Mail
NEW 2014-2015 BACKGROUNDS DESIGNER SERIES PAPER STACK SHARE

There are 6 packs of these Stacks on pg 182 (formerly known as Patterns DSP) featuring 50 colors including the BRAND NEW IN COLORS!  In this share you will receive a total of 100 sheets (6″ x 6″) – all the colors in all the patterns

Backgrounds Designer Series Paper Stack Share 6” x 6” – $18.99 + $5.05 Shipping via Priority Mail
ALSO AVAILABLE IN 12” X 6” SHEETS – $35.99 + $5.70 Shipping via Priority Mail
WANT ALL THE DESIGNER SERIES PAPERS IN BOTH SHARES ABOVE?

You will receive BOTH the Designer Series & Specialty Paper Share AND the Patterns Paper Stack Share as detailed above – giving you 178 sheets.

I Want All The Designer Series Papers Share 6” x 6” – $37.99 + $5.70 Shipping via Priority Mail
ALSO AVAILABLE IN 12” X 6” SHEETS – $72.99 + $11.30 Shipping via Priority Mail

 PURCHASE THE ‘I WANT ALL THE DESIGNER SERIES PAPERS SHARE’ AND I WILL GIVE YOU A FREE ‘THICK BAKERS TWINE’ SHARE PACKAGE AS A THANK YOU!

 

2 – NEW SPECIALTY PAPER SHARE

Featured on pg 193 there are some fabulous new additions to the Glimmer (Glitter!) Paper & Vellum lines plus the Foil Papers made it into this catalog too – in this share you will receive a 6” piece of all of those papers giving you a total of 13 pieces – you will receive 5 pieces of Glimmer Paper in the colors Dazzling Diamonds, a newly revamped and sparkly Silver, Red, Gold and Champagne – you will receive 2 pieces of Foil Paper in the colors Gold and Silver – and you will receive 6 pieces of Fancy Foil Designer Vellum in the colors Gold & Silver (1 piece of each pattern)

Specialty Paper Share – $5.99 + $2 Shipping via First Class Mail

 

3 – NEW RIBBON SHARES

NEW 3/8” STITCHED SATIN RIBBON

There are 5 colors of this brand new beautiful 3/8” Stitched Satin Ribbon in those brand new In colors – in this share you will receive 10 yards in total – 2 yards of each of these colors: Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon, Mossy Meadow and Tangelo Twist – LOVE those new colors!!!  Find them on pg 207

3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon Share – $9.99 + $2 Shipping via First Class Mail

NEW 1 ¼” STRIPED GROSGRAIN RIBBON

There are 5 colors of this new fabulously wide Ribbon – in this share you will receive 10 yards in total – 2 yards of each of these colors: Bermuda Bay, Blushing Bride, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake & Crushed Curry.  Find them on pg 207

1 ¼” Striped Grosgrain Ribbon Share – $8.99 + $2 Shipping via First Class Mail

NEW ¼” COTTON RIBBON

There are 12 colors of this new beautifully soft 1/4” Cotton Ribbon – in this share you will receive 12 yards in total – 1 yard of each of these colors:  Blushing Bride, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Island Indigo, Marina Mist, Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Rich Razzleberry & Whisper White.  Find them on pg 207

1/4” Cotton Ribbon Share – $7.99 + $2 Shipping via First Class Mail

NEW ELEGANT RIBBON COLLECTION

There are some absolutely stunningly elegant new ribbons & trims that are in this Catalog – this share will give you a sampling of them all and you can find them on pg 206.

In this share you will receive 17 yards in total of the following ribbons & trim:

  •     Venetian Crochet Trim – 1 yard
  •     Gold Sequin Trim – 2 yards
  •     1/8” Silver Ribbon – 2 yards
  •     1/8” Gold Ribbon – 2 yards
  •     5/8” Silver Satin Ribbon –  2 yards
  •     5/8” Gold Satin Ribbon – 2 yards
  •     5/8” Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon – 2 yards
  •     5/8” Whisper White Satin Ribbon – 2 yards
  •     Silver Metallic Bakers Twine – 1 yard
  •     Gold Metallic Bakers Twine – 1 yard

Elegant Ribbon Collection – $9.99 + $2 shipping via First Class Mail

NEW THICK BAKERS TWINE

Three times thicker than the traditional Bakers Twine this stuff is amazing!!!  There are 5 colors of this new twine and in this share you will receive 2 yards of each giving you 10 yards in total of these colors: Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, Strawberry Slush and Pistachio Pudding

Thick Bakers Twine – $2.99 + $1 shipping via First Class Mail

 

4 – NEW EMBELLISHMENTS

NEW EMBELLISHMENTS SHARE

There are a bunch of fun new embellishments to add to your collection – find them on pg 208-209 – try them all in this New Embellishments Share!

In this share you will receive 63 pieces in total – broken down as follows:

  •     5 x 2014-2016 In Color Clothespins – 1 of each color
  •     30 x 2013-2015 In Color Sequins – star, circle & heart shapes – 2 of each in each color
  •     4 x Natural Wood Clothespins
  •     2 x Gold Mini Metallic Clothespins
  •     2 x Silver Mini Metallic Clothespins
  •     8 x Essential Wood Elements – 1 of each design
  •     8 x Basics Hodgepodge Clips – 2 of each design
  •     4 x Basic Metal Buttons – 1 of each size

New Embellishments Share – $7.99 + $2 shipping via First Class Mail

 

WANT ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING NEW THAT IS DETAILED ABOVE ALONG WITH 10% OFF???

Then you need my ‘I WANT ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING NEW’ BUNDLE SHARE!

You will receive EVERYTHING as detailed in the NEW shares above AND GET A 10% DISCOUNT saving you money on the new stuff!!!

Included will be:

  •     2014-2015 6×6 Designer Series Paper Share (78 sheets)
  •     Backgrounds Designer Series Paper Stack Share (100 sheets)
  •     Specialty Paper Share (13 sheets)
  •     3/8” Stitched Satin Ribbon Share (10 yards)
  •     1 ¼” Striped Grosgrain Ribbon Share (10 yards)
  •     ¼” Cotton Ribbon Share (12 yards)
  •     Elegant Ribbon Share (17 yards)
  •     New Thick Bakers Twine (10 yards)
  •     New Embellishments Share (63 pieces)

The ‘I WANT EVERYTHING NEW BUNDLE SHARE’ – $82.73 + $10.99 Shipping via Priority Mail Box
(Please note – the price above is after the 10% discount has been taken off – the price before discount would have been $91.92!)

WANT SOME SHARES? EMAIL ME NOW BY CLICKING HERE TO RESERVE YOUR SPOTS AND I WILL GET YOU ON THE LIST!

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

CALLING ALL SUPERHEROES!!! A brand new superhero stamp set is HERE!!!

And is it absolutely FABULOUS!!!  It was released this morning and I just LOVE it – it shot straight to the top of my top 10 stamp sets list!!!

We all know kids, right?  How perfect is this for creating those boy & girl birthday cards?

Know any kids who would love to get their hands on this set to play with?  I know that my girls are going to have a blast using these stamps themselves this summer…

This is going to be so much fun to play with – it even comes with a super hero text style alphabet – plus those cool bubbles and a bolt of lightning – there are a total of 60 – YES SIXTY – stamps in this set – LOVE it!!!

Here are the images you get in this set:

  • 138002  Calling all Heroes Photopolymer Stamp Set – $25.95
  • CLICK HERE TO FIND IT IN THE ONLINE STORE!

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IF YOU WANT ONE OF THESE STAMP SETS, SERIOUSLY HURRY AND GRAB IT BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE!!!

THIS LITTLE GEM WILL LIKELY SELL OUT FAST as do all of the most fabulous & popular photopolymer stamp sets!

CLICK HERE TO GET YOURS TODAY!!!

Here are a couple of ideas of how you can use these super cute stampsperfect for a boy…

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And fabulous for a girl…

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Some CUTE Party Cup Cake decorations…your little superhero will LOVE this at his or her party!!!

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Fun fun fun party invite and great scrapbooking idea!!!

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What a fun card – who wouldn’t love to receive this?

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Get your stamps so that you can make cool projects like this – this set will be timeless and last you for years!!!

CLICK HERE TO ORDER YOUR CALLING ALL SUPERHEROES STAMP SET TODAY!

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

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

Here are this week’s Weekly Deals - they will be offered for ONE WEEK ONLY through Monday June 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

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

This week’s Weekly Deals are here…for May 27th through June 2nd…

Here are this week’s Weekly Deals - they will be offered for ONE WEEK ONLY through Monday June 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

Monday, May 26th, 2014

Thankful on Memorial Day…

Usually Memorial Weekend is hot here but not this year – this year we are washed out and not by being in the lake!!!

It has rained most of the weekend here which on the one hand is great because we are in the 7th year of a drought, but on the other hand, did it really have to pick a holiday weekend to rain on?!!!

I decided to make a card to reflect how thankful I am for all those in the Armed Forces who serve and for the Veterans who have served – I am forever in awe of what they do for us.

Here is my Thankful on Memorial Day card…it’s a little bit of a twist on the flag theme and uses some brand new items that are debuting in the new Catalog along with some that are retiring like those heart punches…

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Did you spot the new items?  If you didn’t, please read on to find out what they are!

The card base…is Whisper White onto which I matted a piece of Pacific Point and then another layer of Whisper White on which to create the features.

The polka dotted paper…is from Brights Designer Series Paper Stack (pg 152) – and the sheet I used is Real Red – it creates an easy & simple backdrop that still packs a punch!

The ribbon…is wrapped around the top layer and is Whisper White 1/4″ Stitched Grosgrain (pg 173) and this ribbon is RETIRING so if you want some, get it soon before it’s gone for good!!!

I chose this ribbon because with the flag theme in mind, I wanted to add some sort of stripe and this worked brilliantly to do that!

The hearts…were made using the Small Heart Punch & the Full Heart Punch (pg 183) - BOTH are RETIRING SOON and – UPDATE – the Full Heart Punch is ON SALE FOR THIS WEEK ONLY for JUST $12.71 in the Weekly Deals section!click HERE to find it!  If you want these punches please order them NOW to avoid disappointment!

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The stars…they are made using a cute new Star Punch featured in the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack that you will find in the BRAND NEW UPCOMING ANNUAL CATALOG that debuts on June 2nd – wahoo!!!  I have SO missed having a star punch

And do you recognize those stamps?  Nope?  That is because they are also BRAND NEW IN THAT CATALOG!  Both are from a set called ‘Work of Art’ that you are just going to love because it is one of the most versatile sets I have seen for a LONG time and I am absolutely loving using it!

I stamped the words using Early Espresso Ink and punched out the ‘You’ using the 1 3/8″ Circle Punch (pg 182) and added it using Dimensionals so that it would stand out.

The finishing touches…I doubled up a length of White Bakers Twine (pg 173) and tied it around the ribbon on one side and I added a sparkly little Rhinestone (pg 171) to the top of one of the small hearts…

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FIND THOSE FABULOUS RETIRING HEART PUNCHES ALONG WITH OTHER RETIRING ITEMS BY CLICKING HERE – REMEMBER THAT THERE ARE ONLY A FEW DAYS LEFT TO GRAB WHAT YOU WANT!!!

Supplies used to make this card:

Stamps: Work of Art (COMING SOON!)
Cardstock: Whisper White (100730), Pacific Point (111350)
DSP: Brights Designer Series Paper Stack (130134)
Ribbon: Whisper White 1/4″ Stitched Grosgrain (126877)
Washi Tape: Watercolor Wonder (133000)
Embossing Folder: Decorative Dots (coming soon!)
Punches: Full Heart (), Small Heart (117193), 1 3/8″ Circle (119860), Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack (COMING SOON!)
Misc: White Bakers Twine (124262), Rhinestone Jewels (119246), Dimensionals (104430), Mini Glue Dots (103683)

We love the quirkiness of our village and there is a house on the way in that always has a seasonal display in the front featuring geese…that’s right…geese! 

And Memorial Day is no exception…check out their fab display for this weekend…

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Isn’t that cute?  The girls just love driving past every day and always wait very impatiently to see what the next seasonal display might be…we will leave them a little thank you something to show our appreciation this week!

Wishing you a wonderful Memorial Weekend and a big thank you again to all of those who are current serving and to those that have – we appreciate what you do to keep us safe…

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Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

FOR TWO DAYS ONLY – Get Paper Pumpkin at HALF PRICE for June!

You read it right!!!  New Subscribers can get Paper Pumpkin for HALF PRICE in June!

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Paper Pumpkin has been getting better and better every month – have you been wondering about it but not tried it yet?

This is your opportunity to do so because when you subscribe to give it a try by 11.50 pm MT TOMORROW NIGHT (Friday May 23rd) you will only pay $9.95 for June’s Kit – delivered to your door!!!

And YES you will receive the kit for June’s and NOT the Starter Kit – the Starter Kit has been discontinued so you will actually receive June’s Kit along with a FREE clear block to get you going!

There is no risk & no obligation to continue – if you do not wish to continue with your subscription, you simply cancel and receive no more – LOVE this!

How do you get June’s Kit for JUST $9.95 delivered to your door?

  • Visit MyPaperPumpkin.com/signup  or click HERE to take you there
  • Enter the promo code SHELLIDEAL to get that half off price
  • AND BE SURE TO SELECT Sarah Wills from Volente TX if you are prompted to do so
  • When you subscribe with me using that link today or tomorrow I will mail you a little thank you gift in the mail – from the new Catalog  :-)

Check out this cute video from Shelli Gardner…

CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR PAPER PUMPKIN FOR JUNE FOR THIS BARGAIN PRICE!

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Back up and running…at last…

Wow what a long time it has been since I have posted!!!  And for a myriad of reasons including being away on the fabulous Stampin Up incentive trip for 7 days…coming home to find a big storm had whacked our internet connection which took 10 days to finally get fixed so I could get back up & running…and then having guests from Australia staying with us for a week…

And so today is my very first day getting back to normal…thank goodness…because there is a lot to tell you about and get done in the next two weeks!!!

To begin with, let me show you some photos from the trip – it was absolutely fantastic – we spent 7 nights on the largest cruise ship in the world – Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas – all courtesy of Stampin’ Up! and WOW was it huge!!!

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We had not cruised before and we were taking our girls too, so we were intrigued to see how it would be – the ship was absolutely ginormous with so much to see & do – the ship was a destination itself, let alone all of the ports of call!

Here it is at the dock…

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Here we are leaving Fort Lauderdale in Florida…the blue sky and sea were the perfect way to start a vacation – my realization that I had left my green card (permanent resident card) at home was not…LOL…

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First stop was Haiti…we spent the time on the beach just soaking up the sun and enjoying some fruity cocktails whilst the girls went off to play on big inflatables in the sea…

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They came back happy and tired…

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The next stop was Jamaica…we decided to stay on the boat at this port to give the girls a chance to go do some of the fun things without long lines…

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Including boogie boarding on one of the two surf machines at the back of the boat…how cool is that?!

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And ice skating…that’s right…there is even an ice rink on board!!!

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And then on to Cozumel in Mexico…the boats dock near to a big hotel called the Park Royal that you can see below…and we have stayed in that hotel and watched the cruise ships go in and out, so it was pretty funny to be the other way around and be on a ship this time looking at the hotel!

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When the ship was moving between ports there was a lot to do…shows to go and see…great food to eat…swimming to be done…the girls brought along some art supplies and got to paint in the stateroom…

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And Stampin Up had a fabulous hospitality room…filled with candy & chocolate, wonderful staff, games to play to win items from the new Catalog and where we could go and hang out, visit with fellow demonstrators from all over the world and old friends.

There were also displays of cards AND some very very cute dress-forms featuring the brand new Ribbons & Designer Series Papers featured in the new Catalog…it was AWESOME seeing these in real life!!!

Here is one of them…isn’t that cute?

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Here is a closer look…I am LOVING these new papers!

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Here is the ribbon one…

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And a close up of that…we have some BEAUTIFUL new ribbons a-comin’…

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Here is a closer look at my favorite trim…it is called Venetian Crochet Trim and is just one of the new ribbons coming on June 2ndisn’t it beautiful?  Click on the photo below for a closer look…

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It was a wonderful trip and a great family vacation – thank you Stampin’ Up! – we had a blast!

I am catching up fast and will be showing you some fabulous new products over the next week so be sure to subscribe to me so that you get automatic updates into your email when I post new blog entries – you can find the subscribe button is in the left side bar…

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Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

This week’s Weekly Deals are here…from April 29th through May 5th…

Here are this week’s Weekly Deals - they will be offered for ONE WEEK ONLY through Monday May 5th OR WHILST SUPPLIES LAST..

weeklydealsbannerAnd 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

Monday, April 28th, 2014

Washi Tape Dress…

I was so sad to see Dress Up Framelits retiring because they have become some of my favorite dies because they have so many uses for cute projects…

So today I wanted to show you how I used washi tape and one of those dies to create a cute bridal shower card.  The tape I used is featured on pg 22 of the Occasions Catalog and is called Watercolor Wonder Designer Washi Tape - LOVE it!

Here is my card…

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This was a tricky card to photograph because of that beautiful but highly reflective piece of Gold Foil Sheet that I used as my mat!

The card base…is Whisper White onto which I layered another piece of white cardstock that I textured using the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder…it’s a little hard to see, but the embossing pattern of that folder matches the pattern of that Washi tape on the dress…but say what Sarah?  That Embossing Folder was a Sale-a-bration item and is no longer available for purchase, correct?

Well, yes…but wait for it…it is coming back in the brand new upcoming Annual Catalog so you will get another chance to get it when it debuts in early June – YAY!!!

The dress…isn’t it beautiful?  I used a die from Dress Up Framelits (pg 187) to cut that dress shape out of white cardstock and trimmed it to size…I then took another piece of white cardstock and tore off pieces of tape and laid them out in the pattern I wanted…

And I then positioned my die cut dress on top, using Dimensionals to give that 3-D look…

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I used all three patterns of tape in Watercolor Wonder Designer Washi Tape and love how they work so well together – especially that solid piece around the waist separating the two designs!

The gold mat…I wanted to pull the bright gold theme from the sequins into the base of my card and to do so, I matted the dress onto a piece of Gold Foil Sheet (pg 23 Occasions Catalog)…

The sentiment…is from the set Teeny Tiny Wishes (pg 44) and I simply stamped it using Baked Brown Sugar Ink and punched it out using the Word Window Punch (pg 183)

The finishing touch…to add some bling, I added a length of Gold Sequin Trim (pg 23 Occasions Catalog) to resemble a belt across the center of the dress…

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I love how it turned out – Washi Tape is so easy & fun to use – I love that you just tear it and can use it in any way you can think of – it is SO versatile!

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  • 130101  Dress Up Framelits Dies – $24.95
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dress up framelitsSupplies used to make this card:

Stamp: Teeny Tiny Wishes (CM 127802/WM 128748)
Cardstock: Whisper White (100730)
Specialty Paper: Gold Foil Sheets (132622)
Die:  Dress Up Framelits (130101), Big Shot (113439)
Washi Tape: Watercolor Wonder (133000)
Embossing Folder: Decorative Dots (coming soon!)
Punch: Word Window (119857)
Misc: Gold Sequin Trim (132983), Dimensionals (104430)

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