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!!!