Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Best Day Ever Scapbook Pages

Can't you believe today is the very LAST day of our biggest promotion of the year - Sale-A-Bration?  Don't miss this great opportunity to earn the FREE Sale-A-Bration products on your wish list!

Here is a scrapbook project we did in my Scrapbook Club in February.  I just love the Best Year Designer Series Paper! 

I had so much fun creating various border designs for my scrapbook pages using the Best Day Ever Stamp Set.  It's a quick and easy layout - add some buttons to embellish your page and you are done! 

Supply List
Stamps - Best Day Ever (SAB), Crazy About You
Paper - Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Calypso Coral, Wild Wasabi, Best Year DSP
Ink - Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Coastal Cabana, Soft Suede
Tools & Accessories - Best Year Ever Accessory Pack, Candy Dots, White Baker's Twine, Ornate Tag Topper Punch, Flower Medallion Punch, Sweetheart Punch, 1-3/4 Scallop Circle Punch, Project Life Corner Punch
Big Shot - Flower Frenzy, Party Pennants, Hello You Thinlits



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


Monday, March 30, 2015

Berry Basket Thank You Card & Winner of February Free Stamp Set

I'm excited to share these pretty thank you cards I made using the Berry Basket Bigz Die.  I also used one of the Handpicked Framelits Dies to add the greetings in the flowerpot.  Isn't it a cool idea? 

These flowers and leaves are made using the Flower Frenzy Bigz Die and Boho Blossom Punch.

Supply List
Stamps - Painted Petals, Hardwood 
Paper - Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Coastal Cabana, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, Best Year Ever DSP (SAB)
Ink - Calypso Coral, Baked Brown Sugar
Tools and Accessories - Boho Blossom Punch, Painted Blooms Cotton Twine, Whisper White Bakers Twine, Clear Buttons (retired)
Big Shot - Berry Basket, Handpicked Framelits, Flower Frenzy


Winner of February Free Stamp Set
Thank you to everyone who placed a Stampin' Up! order with me in February.  I drew one winner from all of the online and phone/email orders and the lucky stamper is ... Janice E. from Port Ludlow to receive the Time to Celebrate Stamp Set.  Congratulations Janice!!!

The free stamp set for the month of March is I Like You Stamp Set from the Annual Catalog.   Please click HERE to learn more about my Free Stamp Set of the Month offer.  It could be YOU next!!!


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

Monday, March 23, 2015

For Peeps' Sake Easter Slider Scrapbook


Hello Stampers!  I'm excited to share this Easter Slider Scrapbook we made at my Scrapbook Club workshop this month.  It's so adorable!!!

Here is the photo of the scrapbook when you open the front cover.  

This is how it looks when the right panel is flipped over.  

The center panel has a slider mechanism hidden.  When you pull the top tab, both top and bottom pages will appear at same time.  It's a lot of FUN!!!

Supply List
Stamps - For Peeps' Sake
Paper - Crumb Cake, Coastal Cabana, Pool Party, Blushing Bride, Whisper White, Crushed Curry, Calypso Coral, Chalkboard, Best Year DSP (SAB)
Ink - Memento Black, Whisper White, Calypso Coral
Markers - Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Pool Party, Coastal Cabana, Wild Wasabi, Strawberry Slush, Project Life Journal Pens
Tools and Accessories - Ornate Tag Topper Punch, 1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Boho Blossom Punch, Large Oval Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Square Punch (slider), Coastal Cabana Baker's Twine, Calypso Coral Baker's Twine, Crushed Curry Chevron Ribbon, Calypso Coral Pompom Trim, Clothespins, Jumbo Rhinestones
Big Shot - Ovals Collection Framelits, Happy Heart Embossing Folder


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


Tuesday, March 17, 2015

More Sale-A-Bration Items/Update & NEW Weekly Deals


More Sale-A-Bration Items Added
Since Blendabilities markers are no longer available as a Sale-A-Bration redemption item, Stampin' Up! has added more items available to redeem for free during these last few weeks of Sale-A-Bration.  Click HERE to see the flyer.

  • Polka Dot Embossing Folder (#140977)
  • Tiny Triangles Embossing Folder (#140976)
  • Zig Zag Embossing Folder (#140975)
  • Argyle Embossing Folder (#140974)

  • Fun Frames Embossing Folder (#140971)
  • Tag A Bag Accessory Kit (#140973)
  • Retro Fresh This and That Washi Tape (#140970)
  • Fast Fuse Adhesive Refill (#140979)
  • 1/16" Circle Handheld Punch (#140978)
  • 1/8" Circle Handheld Punch (#140972)
Sale-A-Bration Update
All Sale-A-Bration items (with the exception of stamps) will be available "while supplies last.


Here are the newest Weekly Deals for you.  Make sure to check them out!!!

Weekly Deals
March 17 - 23, 2015
while supplies last!


Click HERE to see them on my Online Store!


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

Monday, March 16, 2015

Indescribable Gift Easter Card

Here is one of my Card Club workshop projects we are making this month.  The featured stamp set is Indescribable Gift in the Occasions Catalog.  I also used one of my favorite Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set to stamp on the background and then distressed with Crumb Cake ink for an antique look. 

You have probably already heard by now, but just in case you haven't, Stampin' Up! is no longer carrying the Blendabilities markers in their product line.  I am sooooo sad.  It's so unfortunate but I am also happy that Stampin' Up! has a high standard regarding their products. 

Here is a Q & A to explain:

Q.  What are the quality problems with this product?

A.  When the tip is welded to the barrel, the welding process can leave microscopic (invisible) holes in the marker tip.  This leads to accelerated evaporation of the alcohol in the ink.

Q.  Are all Blendabilities markers defective?

A.  No.  Most Blendabilities markers work as intended.

Q.  Why did it take so long for Stampin' Up! to discover this problem?

A.  Over the months we have noticed quality issues with this product, but they were within normal tolerance.  We've also received some great feedback and know that many of you have thoroughly enjoyed working with Blendabilites.  However, when corrections and complaints became more and more frequent, we increased the sophistication of our quality testing.  This led to discoveries that meant we had a serious problem with the product line.  Although there are still great markers, our manufacturer is now reporting a 30 to 40 percent fail rate before they are shipped to Stampin' Up! - which is unacceptable and below our standards. 

Q.  Will the Tuxedo Black Memento Pad and the Tuxedo Black Memento Pad Refill still be available for purchase?

A.  Yes.  These items will also be featured in this year's 2015-2016 annual catalog. 

If you have purchased Blendabilities markers from me and found your product to be defective, please let me know before June 15th.  I will work with Stampin' Up! to be sure you are satisfied. 


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

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

NEW Just Kidding Photopolymer Stamps & NEW Weekly Deals

Here is the newest addition to the Stampin' Up! Photopolymer Collection - "Just Kidding" Stamp Set!  As I read the greetings in this set, I am laughing out loud!!!  So funny!!!  Take a look......

Just Kidding Stamp Set (#140667, $15.95)


Here are the newest Weekly Deals for you!   Check it out!!!

Weekly Deals
March 10 - 16, 2015
while supplies last!

Please click HERE to see them on my Online Store


MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!!

March Big Shot Workshops
We will be making some super cute Easter projects at my Big Shot workshops this month.  I'm in the process of completing my samples and can hardly wait to show them to you:)  They are so adorable!  Space is limited (up to 8 people in one class) so don't wait too long to RSVP.  Class fee is $5 per person. 
  • March 24th (Tuesday)  1 pm - 4 spots left
  • March 25th (Wednesday) 6:30 pm

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




Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Butterfly Basics Dryer Sheets Technique & Winner of January Free Stamp Set

Here is one of the pretty cards we made at my Card Clubs last month.  The Butterfly Basics Stamp Set is my favorite stamp set in the Occasions Catalog and has been really popular among my customers.  Did you know you can get the stamp set with the coordinating Butterflies Thinlits Dies as a bundle?  Bundle & SAVE 15%!!!   Your choices are:
  • Wood Mount Stamp Set (139322) - $61.95
  • Clear Mount Stamp Set (139323) - $51.75
  • Photopolymer Stamp Set (138865) - $41.50
Dryer Sheets Technique
Here is a cool technique I shared at my workshops using inexpensive dryer sheets to die cut this large butterfly which has very detailed design.  Placing one dryer sheet under your card stock when running through your Big Shot will prevent you from poking these small pieces.  Just follow these simple steps:

1.  Place your materials in the following order:

Cutting Pad (top)
Butterfly Die
Wax Paper
Card Stock
Dryer Sheet
Cutting Pad
Magnetic Platform (bottom)

2.  Run through your Big Shot machine.

3.  Carefully remove your butterfly die.  You may have to use your tweezers to find a spot so that you can easily remove your die without getting any paper stuck in your die.


Tip - I have found that dryer sheets need to be tacky to adhere these small pieces.  

Supply List
Stamps- Butterfly Basics
Paper - Blushing Bride, Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla, Vellum Card Stock
Ink - Blushing Bride, Perfect Plum, Wild Wasabi, Pear Pizzazz, So Saffron, Sahara Sand
Tools and Accessories - Basic Pearls, Pink Pirouette Blendabilities Markers, Bitty Butterfly Punch
Big Shot - Butterfly Thinlits Dies, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder
Non-Stampin' Up - Wax Paper, Dryer Sheets


Winner of January Free Stamp Set
Oops....I just realized that I hadn't announced the winner of January Free Stamp Set earlier:)  My family and I just came back from our vacation and I'm still trying to go back to my normal routines.  Before we left I finished making all thank you cards to my customers who were in the drawing and mailed them out.  But apparently I forgot to announce the winner......  I feel like I need another vacation!!!!  So here it goes.....

Thank you to everyone who placed a Stampin' Up! order with me in January.  I drew one winner from all of the online and phone/email orders and the lucky stamper is ... Olga C. from Stuart, FL to receive the Because You Care Stamp Set.  Congratulations Olga!!!

The free stamp set for the month of February is Time to Celebrate Stamp Set from the new Occasions Catalog

Time to Celebrate Stamp Set

The free stamp set for the month of March is I Like You Stamp Set from the Annual Book.
I Like You Stamp Set
Please click HERE to learn more about my Free Stamp Set of the Month offer.  It could be YOU next!!!


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

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

BONUS! 4 NEW Sale-A-Bration Items & NEW Weekly Deals


Woo Hoo!!!  What a great way to start this last month of Sale-A-Bration with FOUR NEW PRODUCTS to earn for FREE!  There are two brand new stamp sets, a bundle of In Color thick baker's twine and mini buttons, and a 6" stack of printed vellum papers.  Are you excited???  Take a look!










With every $50 you spend (before tax and shipping), you earn a FREE product of your choice! 

Click HERE to see the flyer.   Check out the full Sale-A-Bration brochure for the other great products only available until March 31.  




Here are the newest Weekly Deals just released today.  These are great products for your Easter goodies!  Make sure to check them out!!!

NEW WEEKLY DEALS
March 3 - 9, 2015
while supplies last!

 Click HERE to see them on my Online Store.


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