Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Introducing.... the Stamparatus!!!

Hello Stampers!  I am back from the Stampin' Up! OnStage (convention) in Salt Lake City and have a lot to share with you.  I am so excited to FINALLY be able to tell you about this brand new product - the STAMPARATUS!!!  I have known about it for quite a long time as serving as one of the L2L members but I was sworn to secrecy!   In fact, I got to be part of developing this amazing tool.  I can't wait to get one and start playing with it!!!

This innovative stamp placement tool will change your stamping life!!!  You will fall in love with stamping all over again when you learn everything you can do with it!!!

Why do YOU need one?
  • Make multiples with ease
  • Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
  • If you want a darker impression, apply more ink and restamp - no need to start over!
  • Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money
  • Easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using REVERSIBLE plates!
  • Develop new and specialized stamping techniques with ADJUSTABLE stamping plates and precision placement.  
Product Details:
  • Compatible with Stampin' Up!'s red rubber and photopolymer stamp
  • Foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps
  • Rulers and gridlines for quick measuring
  • 2 open sides so you can stamp on larger paper
  • 2 REVERSIBLE plates; a total of 4 surfaces to work with
  • 2 magnets to hold the paper in place
  • Magnet storage areas
  • Retail Price - just $49.00 USD

Here is a video from Stampin' Up! introducing how this new tool works and some of the awesome features:

How to Get Yours:
  • This is something new and different.  You can be one of the first to get it by RESERVING it.  
  • Reservation quantities are while supplies last.  
  • Reservation will begin at 2 pm (MT) on Thursday, November 16th.  
  • In order to reserve your Stamparatus, you are required to provide your credit card information.  
  • Credit cards will not be charged until the Stamparatus ships from our facility.  When you close your order, be sure to verify that your credit card and shipping information is correct. 

Reservation Windows and Available to Ship:
  1. Nov. 16-30, 2017 - Ships approx. Feb. 1, 2018
  2. December 5-30, 2017 - Ships approx. March 19, 2018
  3. January 15-30, 2017 - Ships approx. April 15, 2018

How to Reserve your STAMPARATUS:

Normally you order Stampin' Up! products through the online store.  In this case, you will click the RESERVE link on the STAMPARATUS page which will take you to the reservation page.  Simply follow the following 4 easy steps to finish your reservation:
  1. Enter your credit card information.
  2. Click RESERVE.
  3. If you want to cancel, click cancel and your reservation will be removed from the system.
  4. A confirmation email will be sent to your inbox.  

To reserve a Stamparatus, you must have a customer account.  To create one, click Create Account on the online store. 

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you are as super excited as I am about the Stamparatus!  Please feel free to contact me with any questions.  Have a wonderful day!!!

Monday, November 6, 2017

Painted Harvest Gift Set Class

Hello Stampers!  I am super excited to offer my Painted Harvest Gift Set Class this holiday season.  Have you ever wanted to make handmade gifts for your friends, coworkers, and family members?  But no time and too much work?  Or you purchased the stamp set but don't know where to start?  This is a great opportunity to finally do it!!!

Come and learn how to make an assortment of five beautiful handmade cards, decorate an acetate box for your cards and envelopes.  You will also learn how to stamp on candles too.  You will receive a 4" Apple Crisp Pillar Candle from Sequim's finest Full Moon Candle Co.!  Their candles are amazing!!!  Click HERE to visit their website to see their high quality candles.

Class Details:
  • Date - November 19th (Sunday)
  • Time - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Place - Meg's Stamping Studio (Sequim, WA)
Class Projects:
  • 5 all occasion cards including an Eclipse Card
  • gift box for your cards and envelopes
  • candle and gift packaging
Class Fee Options:
Please note each option includes a package of Touches of Nature Elements.

Touches of Nature Elements (#144216, $6.00)
  • Class and Painted Harvest Stamp Set - $55
  • Class and Painted Harvest Bundle (stamp set and Leaf Punch) - $68
  • Class Only - $30 (all materials and candle) - select this option only if you already have your own Painted Harvest Stamp Set and Leaf Punch.  
    Leaf Punch
    Painted Harvest Stamp Set
Add-On Options:
If you would like to make additional projects at home, I will be happy to provide materials for you. 
  • A set of 5 cards and a gift box - $10 each (please specify quantity)
  • Gift packaging for candle - $3 each (please specify quantify)

Supply List (What to Bring to Class):

The Painted Harvest Stamp Set is very unique stamp set and offers many different ways to enjoy its beautiful images.  This is done by using different ink color combinations and techniques.  In order to complete your projects in a timely manner, please bring your Painted Harvest Stamp Set, Leaf Punch, and ink pads along with your basic tools and adhesive.  Please RSVP by November 11th and let me know if you need to purchase the stamp set and/or punch, any ink pads prior to the class.  The following colors were used to make my projects:
  • Crushed Curry (or Daffodil Delight)
  • Peekaboo Peach
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Tangerine Tango
  • Cajun Craze
  • Early Espresso
  • Crumb Cake
  • Garden Green
  • Lemon Lime Twist
Class Registration - Please register by November 11th.  Please note that the online registration will automatically close when it reaches the capacity.  Please email me (megumih4stamps@hotmail.com) if you wish to be placed on a wait list or possible another class. 

Click HERE to register online. 

Thank you for stopping by today.  Please feel free to contact me (megumih4stamps@hotmail.com) with any questions.  Have a great day!!!

Friday, November 3, 2017

Tags & Trimmings Stocking Card Trio

Happy Friday everyone!  Here is one of the make and take projects we made at my recent holiday open house featuring the Tags & Trimmings Bundle in the Holiday Catalog.

I had so much fun designing these stockings using the Trim Your Stocking Thinlits Dies!  And it was so easy to assemble all the pieces and I love the detailed stitching too.  This die set is available as a bundle with the Tags & Trimmings Stamp Set
Tags & Trimmings Bundles (Bundle and SAVE)
#146061  $60.25 (wood-mount)
#146062  $53.00 (clear-mount)
I paired the Crumb Cake and Real Red stockings with the Quilted Christmas Designer Series Paper.  For the Old Olive stocking I used the Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper
How about the new Quilt Top Embossing Folder?  I think it a perfect match!

For this card I used the Holly Embossing Folder.  I really like how it turned out. 

Supply List
Stamps - Tags & Trimmings
Paper - Crumb Cake, Real Red, Garden Green, Basic Black, Whisper White, Shimmery White, Quilted Christmas DSP, Merry Little Christmas DSP, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer
Ink - Archival Basic Black
Big Shot - Trim Your Stocking Thinlits Dies, Quilt Top Embossing Folder, Holly Embossing Folder

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

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Stampin' Blends Now Available

Say hello to a new world of colorful creativity!!!  Meet Stampin' Blends, artist-quality alcohol markers in 12 exclusive Stampin' Up! colors.  To cover all the blending bases, we are also offering a limited-time 16-card project kit and stamp set with beautiful line-art images.  Click HERE to see the Stampin' Blends Brochure. 

Stampin' Blends Features
  • Add just the right amount of color where you need it with the brush tip or fine-point.
  • Each color (except Ivory and Bronze) has a light and dark shade marker, available individually or in a combo pack. 
  • Press fit seal prevents air from entering the barrel and causing evaporation.  
  • The nestable lids are easy to keep track of and have a tight fit for long-lasting color.  

Color Me Happy Project Kit   (#144609 kit only, $25)
Available while supplies last.  The kit includes the following:
  • 16 card bases, 4 each of 4 designs
  • 16 envelopes with printed design inside, 4 each of 4 designs
  • Gold foil accents
  • Die-cut cardstock background and accents
  • Printed and gold foil die-cut accents
  • White Baker's Twine
  • Mini Pool Party tassels
  • Circle and star sequins
  • Gold foil tape
***Coordinating colors:  Basic Black, Night of Navy, Pink Pirouette, Pool Party, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry, Gold foil.  

Color Me Happy Stamp Set
 In conjunction with the Color Me Happy Project Kit, the Color Me Happy Stamp Set will be available as long as kit supplies last. 
  • Clear-Mount Stamp Set (#144069, $19)
  • Wood-Mount Stamp Set (#144062, $27)

Color Me Happy Bundle 
Buy the Color Me Happy Stamp Set and the kit together and SAVE 10%!!!

Here are the cards we made at my team meeting last month featuring the Color Me Happy Bundle. We had so much fun coloring these cards with the Stampin' Blends!! 

We used Pumpkin Pie and Pool Party Stampin' Blends to color these lanterns.  Love the gold foil accents.

This card is very simple and elegant with the gold accents.  We used Pool Party, Night of Navy and Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Blends. 

We used Pink Pirouette, Pool Party and Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Blends to color these adorable birds.

To color these pretty flower images we used Pink Pirouette Stampin' Blends.

These flowers are colored with using Rich Razzleberry Stampin' Blends.  So pretty!!!

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

Monday, October 30, 2017

Painted Harvest Card - October Card Club

Here is one of the cards we made at my Card Club workshops this month featuring the Painted Harvest Stamp Set and the coordinating Leaf Punch.  Isn't it pretty?

As you probably know, there are so many color variations you can find on Pinterest to stamp the sunflower images.  I used Crushed Curry and Pumpkin Pie for my fussy-cut sunflower and then Crushed Curry and Peekaboo Peach combo for the other sunflower images that are stamped underneath the fussy-cut image. 

I have been working on my next class projects using this Painted Harvest Stamp Set.  It is going to be an assortment of gift giving items for the holidays.  Stay tuned for more information to be released soon! 

Supply List
Stamps - Painted Harvest
Paper - Very Vanilla Thick Card Stock, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Painted Autumn DSP
Ink - Crushed Curry, Peekaboo Peach, Pumpkin Pie, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Lemon Lime Twist, Garden Green
Tools and Accessories - Leaf Punch, Gold Metallic Thread, Iridescent Sequin Assortment
Big Shot - Layered Leaves Dynamic Embossing Folder

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

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Painted Harvest Scrapbook Pages

Hello Stampers!  We made these beautiful scrapbook pages at my Scrapbooking Club workshop earlier this month featuring the Painted Autumn Suite products in the Holiday Catalog.

As you probably have noticed that the Painted Harvest Stamp Set has been really popular ever since the new Holiday Catalog came out.  It is one of my favorite products too. 

The Painted Harvest Stamp Set is also available with the Leaf Punch as a bundle (bundle and SAVE 10%).  To embellish my sentiment banner, I stamped two leaf images (two step stamping) in Lemon Lime Twist and Garden Green on a piece of Very Vanilla card stock and then punched it out with the Leaf Punch.  I also punched out a piece of Garden Green card stock.  I added a die-cut of Gold Glimmer leaf using the Bouquet Bunch Framelits

To stamp the sunflower image, I first stamped the center image in Early Espresso.  I found it easier to go back with the sunflower image trying to line it up with the center image.  These stamps are not supposed to completely line up so you don't have to pay too much attention:-)

I just love the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper!!!  I am so glad that it is included in this month's Designer Series Paper SALE (Buy 3, Get 1 FREE).  There are only a few days left to take advantage of this offer.  Don't miss out!!! 

These pumpkins are from the Painted Autumn DSP too.  Aren't they pretty? 

The Starburst Punch can be used to punch out a sunflower stamp image as shown here.  This sentiment is from another popular stamp set in the Holiday Catalog.  It is called Merry Cafe Stamp Set.  These leaves are from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits.  I love the big maple leaf!!!  So gorgeous!!!

Supply List
Stamps - Painted Harvest, Merry Cafe
Paper - Very Vanilla, Garden Green, Cajun Craze, Soft Sky, Painted Autumn DSP, Gold Glimmer,  Copper Foil, Gold Foil
Ink - Crushed Curry, Peekaboo Peach, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Lemon Lime Twist, Garden Green, Crumb Cake
Tools and Accessories - Leaf Punch, Starburst Punch, Copper Metallic Thread, Crushed Curry Mini Chevron Ribbon
Big Shot - Layering Circles Framelits, Seasonal Layers Thinlits, Bouquet Bunch Framelits, Bunch of Banners Framelits, Patterned Pumpkin Thinlits, Layered Leaves Dynamic Embossing Folder

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

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Spooky Cat Halloween Shadow Box Card

Here is one of the projects we made at my Big Shot Class last month featuring the Spooky Cat Bundle.  I just realized that I never posted this adorable card as I am getting ready to have my October Big Shot Class tomorrow night:-)  If you would like to attend my October Big Shot Class, please click HERE to reserve your spot.  There are only a few spots left. 

This shadow box card is so fun and fairly easy to make.  The best part is that you can make it flat and put it in a Stampin' Up! Medium Envelope (107300/107301) and send it to someone special!!!

Cat or Owl???  Hmmm not sure which one I like better.  How about you???

I used the Spooky Cat Stamp Set and the Cat Punch to decorate the inside of my card.  To decorate the front of my card, I used the Pick a Pumpkin Bundle (Pick a Pumpkin Stamp Set and the Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits Dies).  These pumpkins are so cute.  I used the Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits Dies to die cut those printed pumpkins from the Spooky Night DSP.  Love it!!!

Supply List
Stamps - Spooky Cat, Pick a Pumpkin
Paper - Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Silver Foil, Gold Glimmer, Spooky Night DSP
Ink - Archival Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Archival Basic Gray
Tools and Accessories - Cat Punch, Early Espresso Stampin' Write Marker, Basic Black Baker's Twine, Black Rhinestone Jewels
Big Shot - Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits Dies, Layering Circles Framelits, Seasonal Tags Framelits Dies

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

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Holiday Catalog Open House Sneak Peek

Holiday Catalog Open House

It's that time of year again!  Please join us for a fun crafting time at my Holiday Catalog Open House on Sunday, October 15th.  Come any time between 10 am and 4 pm, and enjoy easy make and takes, new product display, a chance to win one of the great door prizes, yummy food, friendship and more!!

If you are in the neighborhood of Sequim, Port Angeles, Port Townsend or other wonderful places on the Olympic Peninsula and would like to come, please RSVP (click HERE) so that I can prepare your make and take kit in advance. 

October 15th (Sunday)
10 am - 4 pm
Meg's Stampin Studio (Sequim, WA)
 Please feel free to contact me with any questions. 

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

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Spooky Cat Card Trio - September Card Club

Hello Stampers!  We made these cards at my Card Club last month featuring the Spooky Cat Bundle (146014).  Aren't they so cute?

Have I ever mentioned I like the Spooky Night Designer Series Paper (144610) before?  It's so fun! 

It is packed with so many cute designs - pumpkins, witches' hats, cats, potions, eerie trees.  This Halloween-themed DSP has it all! 

Supply List
Stamps - Spooky Cat
Paper - Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Very Vanilla, Very Vanilla Thick, Spooky Night DSP
Ink - Archival Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie
Tools and Accessories - Cat Punch, Everyday Label Punch, Decorative Ribbon Border Punch, Black Rhinestones Jewels, Basic Black Solid Baker's Twine
Big Shot - Card Front Builder Thinlits, Layering Square Framelits, Cupcake Cutouts Framelits

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

Monday, October 2, 2017

OCTOBER Stampin' Up! Specials

Happy October everyone!  This month is full of amazing deals from Stampin' Up!!! 

Celebrate World Card Making Day

For 10 days only (October 1 -10), get 15% off Note Cards & Envelopes and select stamp sets.  Plus, buy Fast Fuse Adhesive (129026), you will get TWO Fast Fuse Refills for FREE.  WOW!
  • Promotion Period - October 1 - 10, 2017 
  • Any order types qualify for this promotion.
  • Click HERE to see the flyer.  
  • Click HERE to visit my Online Store to view the sale items.  

Designer Series Paper Sale

By popular demand we are bringing back an incredible offer on Designer Series Paper.  Buy 3 packages of select Designer Series Paper and get one FREE during October.  This sales includes Designer Series Paper from both the annual and holiday catalogs.  We are even including select Specialty and Designer Series Paper Stacks on sale!  
  • Promotion Period - October 1-31, 2017
  • All order types qualify for this promotion.
  • There is no limit to how many times participants can buy three packages of Designer Series Paper and and get one free during the sale.
  • Participants can choose which three packages of Designer Series Paper they will order from the sale items and which package to receive for free.  
  • Designer Series Paper purchased as part of a Starter Kit does not qualify for this sale.
  • Designer Series Paper ordered with Stampin' Rewards does not qualify for this sale. 
  • Click HERE to see the flyer.
  • Click HERE to visit my Online Store to view the sale items.

A Season of Style Paper Pumpkin 

Every year Paper Pumpkin holiday kits are a huge favorite!  During October and November we are offering two straight months of perfectly coordinated Christmas cardmaking and gift projects in our Paper Pumpkin kits.  Click HERE to subscribe before October 10th so that you get the first kit (October).  

Two coordinating kits means:
  1. you will have everything you need to complete unique holiday cards and gifts.
  2. you will have more creative options.
  3. you can get the handmade holiday touch without the fuss.  

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