Thursday, May 29, 2014

NEW Catalog Open House

Hello Stampers!  I've been working hard to get ready for my New Catalog Open House.  It's coming up faster than I've hoped it to be but I'm super excited about the New Catalog!!!  Can't wait to show you what I've got for you at my Open House!  If you are in the Sequim (Olympic Peninsula) area in Washington, please join us for a fun day of stamping and socializing with your friends and family.  Please RSVP by Saturday, May 31st so that I can prepare your Make & Take kit in advance. 

A Reminder for My Monthly Club Members:
A special thank-you to all of my Monthly Card Club members for your continued support!  I appreciate all of you coming to my studio every month to share my passion of paper-crafting.  I hope to see you many of you at my Open House but if you are not able to make it, please contact me by Sunday to take advantage of my Club Member exclusive offer

Thank you for stopping by today.  Have a great day!!!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Join Stampin' Up! for $50

WOW!  This is REALLY GOOD!!!  Starting TODAY, Stampin' Up! is offering a limited time offer and you can purchase a reduced priced Starter Kit at the low price of $50 ($55 product value.)  You will select up to $55 worth of product from our current catalog.  Your Starter Kit will also come with the standard business supplies including a box of new catalogs so that you can pass them out to your friends and family, and plus FREE SHIPPING!!! 

Dates:  May 28 - June 30, 2014

Notable Items:
  • This offer is only good until June 30, so take advantage while you can!
  • During this offer, the special $50 starter kit will also be accompanied by $55 in free products; the regular $99 starter kit ($125 product value) is also available.  
  • Receive FREE convention registration! (SAVE $295 registration fee) - What's happening at this year's convention???  You will be so excited to see the new holiday products!!!
  • Get in on the preorder for the new catalog including Stampin' Blendabilites Markers 
  • A FREE paper-pumpkin kit will be included in the starter kit.
  • and More.....
Did you know I signed up about 5 years ago just wanting to buy Stampin' Up! products at a discount for myself?  I had no desire to have a party or even teach a class.  I found out later at the Stampin' Up! Regional in Seattle that most of us joined Stampin' Up! to get a discount -  just like me!  If you love Stampin' Up! products and get them at a discount and plus all other perks and benefits that come with it, it's a fantastic time to join!  As a demonstrator, you can get a discount on new products like Blendabilities and Project Life, and that they'll be able to get in on the preorder for the brand new holiday catalog (starts August 1st)!  Please feel free to contact me ( with any questions!!!

Update:  Stampin' Blendabilities 

You have probably heard about the new Stampin' Blendabilities Markers that Stampin' Up! has released to demonstrators earlier this month.  I now know that Stampin' Up! is targeting a release date of late June or early July for these much anticipated products.  I have been playing with these markers and they are amazing!!!  I'm sure you'll love them too.  Can't wait to try them?  Join Stampin' Up! NOW and you can too!!!

Thank you for stopping by today.  Have a great day!!!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

NEW Weekly Deals

Happy Tuesday!  Here are the newest Weekly Deals for you!!! 

Weekly Deals
May 27 - June 2, 2014
while supplies last!

I'm excited to see my favorite Natural Composition DSP is one of the deals this week.  Here is the card we made at my Card Club using the paper. 

Click HERE to see the Weekly Deals on my Online Store. 

Thank you for stopping by today.  Have a great day!!!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

BLOW OUT SALE on Retiring Products!

Starting TODAY until June 4, 2014, Stampin' Up! is offering a 25% - 50% discount on many of the retiring products!  HURRY!  Get them before they are GONE for good!!!

Thank you for stopping by today.  Have a wonderful day!!!

Monday, May 19, 2014

New Catalog Sneak Peek - Work of Art Stamp Set

Happy Monday!  I have something NEW from the NEW Catalog to share with you today.  A couple of weeks ago I received an awesome new stamp set called "Work of Art" at the Stampin' Up! Catalog Premiere in Seattle.   You are going to LOVE IT!!!

I love the chevron design.  I inked my stamp with Coastal Cabana and stamped it once and then stamped it again without reinking my stamp to get a lighter shade of Coastal Cabana.  I even stamped it with the wood-mount stamp WITHOUT a Stamp-a-ma-jig!!! 

Hope you can see my "colored" rhinestones.  By now you have probably heard of Stampin' Up!'s new Blendabilities Markers.  They are alcohol ink markers made for blending and shading.  Our colors come in an assortment of 3 markers/pack.  I colored my rhinestones with the new Blendabilities Markers!  I love this technique!!!  The Stampin' Blendabilities Markers will be available in the new 2014-2015 Catalog.  So excited!!!

Supply List
Stamp Set - Work of Art (available June 2, 2014)
Paper - Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Fresh Prints DSP Stack
Ink - Coastal Cabana, Real Red
Tools and Accessories - Rhinestones, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack (available June 2, 2014)

Thank you for stopping by today.  Have a wonderful day!!!

Friday, May 16, 2014

Hello Sailor Twisted Card

Here is a super fun card we are making at my Card Club this month.  It may look difficult but is actually simple fold card.

By twisting a card base, it creates a pocket so that you can tuck a gift card (or treat) inside.  Isn't it cool?

The hardest part for me was to figure out an easy way to cut the patterned paper to embellish the card since I have to prepare 50 kits for my Card Club workshops.  No worries for you!  Just follow my measurements and instructions below and you will make one in a short time!!!  Enjoy!!!

Twisted Card Measurements

Pacific Point Card Stock:  4-1/4" x 11" (card base)

High Tide Designer Series Paper:
   Pattern A -  4" x 4-1/2"
   Pattern B - 2" x 5-1/2"
   Pattern C - 2" x 5-1/2"

Whisper White Card Stock:  4" x 4-1/2" (inside)

Scoring/Cutting Instructions
  1. Pacific Point Card Base - Place in your paper trimmer and score diagonally from corner to corner.  Using your bone folder, fold on scored line.  Place in your paper trimmer as shown below and score in the center at 5-7/8".  Make sure to run your scoring blade several times since you are scoring two layers of card stock.

  2. High Tide DSP Pattern A & Whisper White CS - Mark 2" from the left side and cut from that mark to the upper right corner. 

  3. High Tide DSP Pattern B & C - Cut diagonally as shown below.

Here are my sample cards I prepared for my workshops.  Since Father's Day and graduation time is just around the corner, I used greetings from several stamp sets.  Here are my suggestions:
  • Blue Ribbon Stamp Set
  • Teeny Tiny Wishes
  • Starburst Sayings (Spring Catalog)
  • Hello, Sailor (Spring Catalog)

Supply List

Stamps - Hello Sailor, Blue Ribbon, Starburst Sayings
Paper - Pacific Point, Calypso Coral, Smoky Slate, Whisper White, High Tide DSP
Ink - Pacific Point, Smoky Slate, Basic Gray
Tools and Accessories - Candy Dots
Big Shot - Starburst Framelits, Deco Labels Framelits

Thank you for stopping by today.  Have a wonderful weekend!!!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Summer Silhouettes Meets Natural Composition Paper

Here is one of my Card Club projects for this month featuring the Summer Silhouettes Stamp Set and retiring Natural Composition Specialty Paper.  This Natural Composition paper is very unique and has shiny, raised patterns printed on heavy-weight natural paper.  The patterns appear brown and glossy, and you can use it in many different ways.  

Natural Composition Specialty Paper (126917, $12.95)

I love this sentiment!!!  It is from the Chalk Talk Stamp Set and is heat-embossed with Tangerine Tango Emboss Powder which is also retiring soon.  Grab it before it's gone for good!!!

Thank you for stopping by today.  Have a great day!!!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

NEW Endless Birthday Wishes Photopolymer Stamp Set

Just released - I am so excited about this brand-new Endless Birthday Wishes Photopolymer Stamp Set!!!  It reminds me of the snowflake photopolymer stamp set which was so popular and got sold out quickly.  I am sure this will be popular too:)

Endless Birthday Wishes Photopolymer Stamp Set

Item #:              137553 
Price:                $13.95
Set Quantity:       27 

Make celebrations and birthdays a little more fun with this handwritten photopolymer stamp set by Jen Campbell.  Recommended clear block sizes are A, B, and G (not included in the set).

Our photopolymer stamps offer versatile all-clear stamping option.  You will find that our photopolymer is top-quality and give a perfectly stamped image every time.  The stamps stick amazingly well to our clear blocks and are easy to place just where you want them.  And best of all, you get to enjoy tons of images for a great price!!!

Click HERE to see the set on my Online Store.  

Thank you for stopping by today.  Have a great day!!!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

NEW Weekly Deals & Winner of April Free Stamp Set

Hello Stampers!  I'm back from another fabulous Stampin' Up! Grand Vacation.  My family and I had an amazing time and didn't want to come home:)  Hopefully I will have some pictures of our trip to share with you in a few days.  For now I'm still trying to catch up with things I left off...including never-ending loads of laundry!  I think I need another vacation!!!

Here are the newest Weekly Deals for you! 

Weekly Deals
May 13 - 19, 2014
while supplies last!

I'm happy to see my favorite Perfect Pennants Die is included in this week's deals.  I made this Triangle Scrapbook Box and embellished my pennants with die-cut pieces from the Perfect Pennants Die.  This die is retiring so grab yours before it's all gone for good. 

Click HERE to see the Weekly Deals on my Online Store. 

FREE Stamp Set of the Month Winner - April

Thank you to everyone who placed a Stampin' Up! order with me in April.  I drew one winner from all of the online and phone/email orders and the lucky stamper is ... LoAnn from Port Angeles, WA to receive the Banner Greetings.  Congratulations, LoAnn!!!

It's a new month and time for a new stamp set giveaway.  This month's stamp set is Morning Meadow from the Annual Catalog.  Please click HERE to learn more about my Free Stamp Set of the Month offer.  It could be YOU next month!!!

Thank you for stopping by today.  Have a wonderful day!!!