Thursday, August 9, 2018

Blended Seasons Alaska Cruise Swap

Here is my swap I made using the Blended Seasons Stamp Set and Stitched Seasons Framelits for the recent Alaska Cruise incentive trip.  I LOVE this bundle!!!  I have made many projects using the bundle and I am still having a lot of fun:-)

I used the Gold Emboss Powder and Gold Foil Paper to add an extra fancy look on my card.  It's really gorgeous!   The Stamparatus was my BF to perfectly align stamp images, especially I had to make 30 cards!

One of my favorite techniques is using a negative die-cut as a template on the platform of the Stamparatus instead of stamping first and then die-cutting each time.  This is a time-saving technique when you have to stamp multiples of the same project quickly and precisely.  To use this technique you want to die cut your pieces first and then stamp.

For my Early Espresso layer piece, I stamped the image in VersaMark once as shown, and then turned the piece around to stamp the bottom part of the die-cut in the same manner.  And then I heat embossed it with the Gold Emboss Powder. 

To stamp the Whisper White die-cut piece, I inserted an outer frame of the smallest framelit into the same template I used for the Early Espresso piece.  This way I can stamp the same image precisely and my layer pieces will match exactly.

For this piece I used the VersaMark and Gold Emboss Powder to heat emboss.  I also stamped "Merry Christmas" in Real Red ink using the Stamparatus (not pictured here).

I chose to use Stampin' Blends (Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Granny Apple Green) to quickly color the stamped images.  So pretty!!!

For the background, I adhered 3 strips (1-1/4" x 4" each) of the Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper.  To finish the card, I embellished with some die-cuts from the Stitched Seasons Framelits and the Granny Apple Green 1/2" Textured Weave Ribbon and Gold Mini Sequin Trim.  Hope you like my card!!!

Supply List
Stamps - Blended Seasons
Paper - Real Red, Early Espresso, Whisper White, Gold Foil, Under the Mistletoe DSP
Ink - VersaMark, Real Red
Tools and Accessories - Gold Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Stampin' Blends (Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Granny Apple Green), Granny Apple 1/2" Textured Weave Ribbon, Gold Mini Sequin Trim
Big Shot - Stitched Seasons Framelits

Happy Stampin'!!!

Friday, August 3, 2018

Color Your Season Promotion & Blended Seasons Alaska Cruise Swap

Get in the mood to create something full of colors and seasons!  Introducing the all-new, limited-time Color Your Season products:

I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these products!!!  I have made many projects ever since I got them during the demo preorder period.  And I even made my swap cards using the Blended Seasons Stamp Set and Stitched Season Framelits for our recent Stampin' Up! Alaska Cruise Incentive Trip.  Let me tell you it was a fantastic trip!!!  Stampin' Up! has done an amazing job once again!!!  Oh yes, they spoiled us and we LOVED it!!!  Cant' wait till next year's trip - Greek Isles!!!  

Here is a photo of my swap cards.  Aren't they pretty?  Make sure to come back to my blog soon for more detailed information on my swap.  

  • Blended Seasons Stamp Set, an exclusive 10-piece wood- or clear-mount stamp set with images for every season (also available in French).
  • Stitched Season Framelits Dies, a coordinating stitched die that includes stitching on both the positive and negative images!
  • Watercolor Pencils in 10 new colors!  Please note that these Watercolor Pencils may be available in a future publication.  
  • Blended Seasons Bundle - Bundle and SAVE 10%.  Please note that the bundle includes the stamp set and dies only.  It does not include the Watercolor Pencils.  

Color Your Season Promotion Details:

Dates:  August 1 - 31, 2018
  • Products available while supplies last until August 31, 2018.  This means products will only be available until August 31 or while supplies last, whichever comes first.  If a product's supply is depleted before August 31, it will be made unorderable and will no longer be available for purchase.  
  • New colors of Watercolor Pencils may be available in a future publication.
  • No limits apply during the promotion sales period.  
  • Items may be included as part of a new demonstrator's Stater Kit.  
Project Samples

Happy Stampin'!!!

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Bonus Days are BACK!!!

Bonus Days are BACK!!!

For every $50 USD you spend before August 31 (before shipping and tax) earns a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that can be used September 1 - 30.  What a great deal!!!


  • Earning Period - August 1-31, 2018
  • Redemption Period - September 1-30, 2018
  • An email address is required to participate.  Bonus Days coupon codes can be delivered only via email.  Print it and save it until you are ready to redeem in September.
  • If a participant earns multiple codes from a single order, they will receive one email with multiple codes.  If they earn multiple codes from multiple orders, they will receive separate emails for each code earned. 
  • There is no limit to the number of coupon codes participants can earn per order or throughout the duration of the Bonus Days earning period.  
  • There is no limit to the number of coupon codes participants can use on an order during redemption.  
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed for any product (excluding Starter Kits, demonstrator supply items, and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions).  
  • New Prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes may be discounted with Bonus Days coupon codes.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed one time only.  

Thank you for stopping by today!  Happy Stampin'!!!

Monday, July 30, 2018

Floral Frames Embossing Mat Card - August Big Shot Class

Hello Stampers!  Here is one of the projects we will be making at my Big Shot Class on August 1st featuring the Floral Frames Bundle (Floral Frames Stamp Set and Foliage Frame Framelits Dies).  This bundle is so gorgeous and I have found this framelits set has so much to offer other than simply cutting some paper.

One of the framelits has a frame with beautiful leaves around and these leaves can be embossed with the new Embossing Mat to show more detailed texture.

To get the best result you want to use the thick silicone rubber mat (gray) from the new Big Shot Embossing Mats (146327).

Would you like to learn more about the Big Shot Embossing Mats?  Watch this video and learn how to  use these awesome embossing mats to take your Big Shot creation to the next level!!!

August Big Shot Class

  • Date - August 1st  (Wednesday)
  • Time - 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Place - Meg's Studio (Sequim, WA)
  • Class Fee - $5 per person
  • What to bring - Basic tools and adhesive
  • RSVP - Please click HERE to register online.  You will receive a confirmation via email once your reservation is complete.  Please note space is limited.  

Supply List
Stamps - Floral Frames
Paper - Soft Sea Foam, Garden Green, Shimmery White, Gold Foil
Ink - StazOn Black, VersaMark
Tools and Accessories - Heat Tool, Gold Emboss Powder, Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2 (available August 1st), Embossing Buddy, Blender Pens, Stamparatus, Starburst Punch
Big Shot - Foliage Frame Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Embossing Mats

Thank you for stopping by today!  Happy Stampin'!!!

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Rooted In Nature You are Wonderful Card - June Card Club

Here is another card we made at my Card Club workshops last month.  The Rooted In Nature Stamp Set and the Nature's Roots Framelits Dies are so popular and versatile.  This bundle is a must-have product in the new catalog for sure in my opinion!

I love the fact there are other coordinating products being offered in this suite.  The Nature's Poem Designer Series Paper is absolutely gorgeous and the colors are beautiful.  And don't forget to stock up this pretty paper in July to take advantage of the promotion - Buy 3, Get 1 Free.  Can't have enough paper, right?

These metallic leaves are so pretty!  They come in two colors - copper and silver.  I also adhered some metallic thread to add a little bit of copper/silver color.

Supply List
Stamps - Rooted In Nature
Paper - Mint Macaron, Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, Grapefruit Grove, Whisper White, Nature's Poem DSP
Ink - Tranquil Tide, Soft Suede, Cajun Craze
Tools and Accessories - Leaves Trinkets, Copper & Silver Metallic Thread
Big Shot - Nature's Roots Framelits 

Happy Stampin'!!!

Monday, July 16, 2018

Abstract Impressions Cards - June Card Club

Happy Monday everyone!  I have a simple and easy card to share with you today featuring the Abstract Impressions Stamp Set and the Springtime Impressions Thinlits Dies.

Hopefully you are taking advantage of this month's Designer Series Paper promotion - Buy 3, Get 1 FREE!  I used the Garden Impressions 6" x 6" DSP which is one of the select DSP products.  You can actually die cut 2 pieces of the corner design thinlits out of one sheet of this paper pack.  And let me tell you all the designs in this pack is so bright and beautiful!

One thing I noticed using this photopolymer stamp set is that how crisp the stamped images appear on paper.  I am really happy with the results each time I stamp!  And I absolutely love the font and sentiments!

Supply List
Stamps - Abstract Impressions
Paper - Whisper White Thick Card Stock, Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Garden Impressions 6" x 6" DSP
Ink - Night of Navy, So Saffron, Soft Sea Foam, Petal Pink
Tools and Accessories - Stamparatus, 5/8" Burlap Ribbon, 1/2" Night of Navy Gingham Ribbon
Big Shot - Springtime Impressions Thinlits, Layering Circle Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits

Happy Stampin'!!!

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Stampin' Up! July Specials

Happy July everyone!  This month brings you TWO awesome promotions!  

Promotion #1 - Designer Series Paper Sale
This is our popular promotion every time Stampin' Up! offers a great deal on designer series paper.  And it's a perfect time to stock up for your holiday or special occasion projects!!!

Promotion Details

  • Dates:  July 1-31, 2018
  • Only Designer Series Paper listed below qualify for this promotion. 
  • You may mix and match papers from any of the listed papers.
  • There are no ordering limits on this promotion.
  • Designer Series Paper ordered with Stampin' Rewards is not eligible for the promotion.
  • This promotion does not apply to starter kits.  

Designer Series Paper Options

  • Nature's Poem  (Page 189, #146338, $11.00)
  • Twinkle Twinkle (Page 189, #146284, $11.00)
  • Under the Mistletoe (Page 189, #146921, $11.00)
  • Animal Expedition (Page 190, #146902, $11.00)
  • Best Route (Page 190, #146897, $11.00)
  • Petal Promenade (Page 190, #146913, $11.00)
  • Tranquil Textures (Page 190, #146331, $11.00)
  • Garden Impressions 6" x 6" (Page 191, #146289,  $11.00)
  • Tropical Escape 6" x 6" (Page 191, #146916, $11.00)
  • Wood Textures 6" x 6" (Page 191, #144177, $11.00)

Think of all the things you can do with Designer Series Paper - now think about how much you can save when you buy 3, get 1 free of select Designer Series Papers!

Promotion #2 - Stampin' Pad Family Promotion
During the month of July you can get ONE family of 10 ink pads of your choice FREE when you join Stampin' Up!   And you get FREE SHIPPING on it all too!!!  

Promotion Details

  • Promotion Dates:  July 1-31, 2018
  • FREE assortment of Classic Stampin' Pads available only to new demonstrators who joins Stampin' Up! within promotion dates.
  • Each Stampin' Pad Family is an assortment of 10 coordinating ink pads from one of the following color collections:  Brights, Neutrals, Subtles, Regals, and 2017-2020 In Colors.  
  • The 2017-2020 In Color Classic Stampin' Pads bundle is exclusive to this promotion and includes all colors in both the 2017-2019 In Colors as well as those in the 2018-2020 In Colors.
  • The new Neutrals assortment does not include the three Basic colors:  Basic Black, Very Vanilla, and Whisper White.
  • Click HERE to download the Stampin' Pad Family Promotion Flyer.  

Demonstrator Facts

  • You will love all the demonstrator benefits and rewards!
  • Enjoy the 20% discount on ALL orders!  Your discount will get greater as you sell more.  
  • Stay active as a demonstrator by ordering $300 each quarter.  
  • Join NOW and take advantage of the August Holiday Catalog pre-order!  
  • An opportunity to attend the BIG 30th anniversary OnStage event in Orlando, FL in November.
  • And more......!!!
Join the Fun!
Sharing your love of papercrafting as a demonstrator is a great way to support your hobby.  Plus you can earn additional income based on your sales and recruiting - just how much extra income is up to you!  It's your business so you get to set your schedule and put in as much (or as little) time as you'd like.  Stampin' Up! provides plenty of support through online training resources, a quarterly magazine, biannual events, and a demonstrator-only online community with thousands of project ideas.  

Stampin' Up!'s Demonstrator Stater Kit is completely customizable!  Build your Starter Kit your way!    

For just $99, you get:
  • Your choice of up to $125 worth of any current Stampin' Up! products.
  • A business supply pack valued at $50.
  • For the month of July, one FREE assortment of Stampin' Up! Classic Stampin' Pads of your choice.
  1. Click HERE to visit my Web Site.  
  2. Click Join Now button to join Stampin' Up!
  3. Read and agree to the Independent Demonstrator Agreement.
  4. Purchase your Starter Kit.  It will prompt you to choose up to $125 worth of products to create your own custom Starter Kit, allowing you to start your business, your way!  

Thank you for stopping by today!  Please feel free to contact me with any questions!  Happy Stampin!!!