Monday, September 24, 2018

Holiday Catalog Open House Sneak Peek

Holiday Catalog Open House
Hello Stampers!  It's that time of year again!  Please join us for a fun crafting time at my Holiday Catalog Open House on Sunday, September 30th.  Come any time between 10 am and 4 pm, and enjoy easy make and take projects, a chance to win one of the door prizes, view beautiful Holiday ideas displayed to help you inspire your creativity!  Did I mention.... yummy food, friendship and more???!!!

If you are in the neighborhood of Sequim, Port Angeles, Port Townsend or other beautiful places on the Olympic Peninsula and would like to attend, please RSVP (click HERE) by Saturday, September 29th so that I can prepare your make and take kit in advance.  

September 30th (Sunday)
10 am - 4 pm
Meg's Stampin Studio (Sequim, WA)
 Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Don't forget to register for the Holiday Marathon Workshop!!!

To learn more about the Holiday Marathon Workshop, please click HERE.  

Happy Stampin!!!

Monday, September 17, 2018

Holiday Marathon Workshop at Pioneer Memorial Park - Register NOW!

Hello Stampin' Up! fans!!!  I am super excited to announce our Holiday Marathon Workshop hosted by my Stampin' Up! Team!  This is our second team event.  We are working hard and hoping to see many of you there!  

Holiday Marathon Workshop
Please join us on Saturday, October 13th, for 3.5 hours of creative fun!  Event will be held at Pioneer Memorial Park in Sequim.  We are excited to offer two sessions at this event!

  • Enjoy 10 "self-paced" Holiday projects.  Do all of them or pick your favorite projects.  
  • When you arrive, you will receive a goodie bag.  Be surprised!!!  We won't tell you what's in the bag yet! 
  • Receive a $5 off coupon to be used for an order of $25 or more (before shipping and tax) at the event.  
  • Door prizes!  Door prizes!!  Door prizes!!!
  • View tons of holiday ideas displayed to help you inspire your creativity!
  • A light snack and water will be provided. 
  • Please bring your basic tools and adhesive.  Select adhesive will be available for purchase just in case you run out!!!  

Event Details:

  • Date - October 13th (Saturday)
  • Times  - Morning Session 9am - 12:30 pm OR Afternoon Session 1pm - 4:30pm. (please choose one when registering online).
  • Location - Pioneer Memorial Park (387 East Washington St., Sequim, WA 98382)
  • Cost - $40 per person
  • What to bring - Bring your basic tools and adhesive.  
  • Participating Demonstrators - Cheryl Thomas, Chris Bonnelle, Diane Gunstone, Joanie Kirby, Lani Madison, Liv Dietzman, Nan Ray, Sherri Lepper and Meg Holland
  • Questions? - Please feel free to contact me at 360-477-5672.  
Online Registration:
Please note space is limited.  First come, first serve.  Online registration will close on October 6th or will close automatically when it reaches its capacity.  You will receive a confirmation via email once your registration is complete.  No refunds please.  

Please use the following link to select either Morning OR Afternoon session you wish to attend:
  • Morning Session - 9 am to 12:30 pm. (click HERE to register)
  • Afternoon Session - 1 pm to 4:30 pm (click HERE to register)

Online Registration Instructions:
  1. Once the registration window opens, select quantity.
  2. Move your cursor to Oct. 13th in bold and click on it.
  3. Select "continue" to proceed to enter your information and payment.  
  4. You will receive a confirmation via email once your registration is successfully complete.

Thank you for stopping by today.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Monday, September 10, 2018

Cauldron Bubble Happy Halloween Card - September Big Shot Class

Happy Monday everyone!  I have been having so much fun creating some Halloween projects for my classes.   Here is one of the projects we will be making at my Big Shot Class this month.

I am loving the Toil & Trouble Suite of products in the Holiday Catalog!  So cute!!!

The Cauldron Bubble Stamp Set includes adorable images and great sentiments.  It is also available as a bundle with the coordinating Cauldron Framelits Dies.  To make this card I also used the new Spooky Bats Punch to punch out two bats using the new Black Foil Sheets.  Love the metallic accents!

September Big Shot Class
If you are local and would like to attend the class, please register below.  Online registration is now open and will close automatically when it's full.  Please note space is limited.  Hope to see you there!!!

  • Date - September 13th (Thursday)
  • 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 registration is complete.  

Supply List
Stamps - Cauldron Bubble
Paper - Granny Apple Green, Gorgeous Grape, Whisper White, Toil & Trouble DSP, Black Foil Sheets
Ink - Granny Apple Green, Memento Black 
Tools and Accessories - Spooky Bats Punch, Stampin' Blends (Highland Heather, Granny Apple Green, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Smokey Slate, Ivory, Bronze, Petal Pink)
Big Shot - Cauldron Framelits, Delicate Lace Edgelits

Happy Stampin'!!!

Friday, September 7, 2018

One Sheet Wonder Under the Mistletoe DSP - Card 2

Hello Stampers!  Today I am sharing another card from my One Sheet Wonder post (if you missed it, click HERE).

One Sheet Wonder Pattern Layout (12" x 12")
Pattern Measurements:

  • Card 1 (2 pieces) - 4" x 5-1/4"
  • Card 2 (2 pieces) - 4" x 5-1/4" (cut diagonally to make 2 pieces)
  • Card 3 (3 pieces) - 3" x 4"
  • Card 4 (3 pieces) - 1-1/4" x 4" (use all 3 pieces to make one card)
  • Card 5 (4 pieces) - 1-1/4" x 1-1/4" (use all 4 pieces to make one card)
  • Card 6 (2 pieces) - 1-1/4" x 5-1/2"
  • Card 7 (1 piece) - 2-1/2" x 4

Card 2 
Card 2 - Celebrate the Season
This card was created using one of the Card 2 pieces (4" x 5-1/4", cut diagonally to make 2 pieces).  I used my favorite stamp set called Floral Frames in the 2018-2019 Annual Book to stamp the frame image.  This stamp works well with the coordinating Foliage Frame Framelits Dies and both of them are available as a bundle (SAVE 10%).

This card is so simple and easy to put together.  Just follow these steps:

  1. Fold Real Red Cardstock (5-1/2" x 8-1/2" scored at 4-1/4") in half to create card base.
  2. Adhere one of the Card 2 DSP pieces on your card base with Snail Adhesive.
  3. Stamp the frame image from the Floral Frames Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on a piece of Whisper White Cardstock.  Color the leaves with Old Olive Stampin' Blends Marker.
  4. Stamp "Celebrate the Season" from the Mistletoe Season Stamp Set in Real Red Ink on the stamped frame piece.  
  5. Cut out the stamped frame image using the coordinating frame die from the Foliage Frame Framelits.  
  6. Die cut leaves from the Foliage Frame Framelits Dies and adhere them on your card front as shown.  I used Old Olive and Shaded Spruce Cardstock.
  7. Adhere the frame diecut on your card front with Dimensionals.

Happy Stampin'!!!

Thursday, September 6, 2018

One Sheet Wonder Under the Mistletoe DSP - Card 1 and Stamparatus Tip Video

Have you tried the One Sheet Wonder technique?  It has become very popular.  It's a great way to make some fun cards using a 12" x 12" piece of Designer Series Paper.  Super easy and quick!!!

I came up with this pattern for one of my monthly clubs a few months ago.  Since our workshop was going to be held at a local restaurant and I needed to keep the layout for 6-7 cards to be done in the workshop with some extra pieces to be finished at home.  So you can actually make 12 cards out of one 12" x 12" Designer Series Paper using this pattern.

Pattern Measurements:

  • Card 1 (2 pieces) - 4" x 5-1/4"
  • Card 2 (2 pieces) - 4" x 5-1/4" (cut diagonally to make 2 pieces)
  • Card 3 (3 pieces) - 3" x 4"
  • Card 4 (3 pieces) - 1-1/4" x 4" (use all 3 pieces to make one card)
  • Card 5 (4 pieces) - 1-1/4" x 1-1/4" (use all 4 pieces to make one card)
  • Card 6 (2 pieces) - 1-1/4" x 5-1/2"
  • Card 7 (1 piece) - 2-1/2" x 4

Today I am sharing a card made using Card 1 piece (4" x 5-1/4") as shown above from the Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper.

Stamparatus Tip Video!!!
I made a quick video to show you how I used my BF Stamparatus to perfectly align stamp images and also stamped more than one stamp images at once quickly and precisely.  So easy!!!

Supply List
Stamps - Mistletoe Season
Paper - Real Red, Night of Navy, Whisper White, Under the Mistletoe DSP
Ink - Real Red, Night of Navy, Pear Pizzazz 
Tools and Accessories - Stamparatus

Happy Stampin'!!!

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Stampin' Up! 2018 Holiday Catalog is LIVE!

Happy September 5th everyone!  Today is the DAY!!!  The Stampin' Up! 2018 Holiday Catalog is LIVE!!!

Enjoy this video from Stampin' Up!  I think it's the cutest video ever!!!

Download your Holiday Catalog HERE.

Download your Wish List HERE.

Happy Stampin'!

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Botanical Bliss Happy Birthday Card

Here is another card made using the Botanical Bliss Stamp Set and Botanical Tags Thinlits Dies.  I just love its simplicity and clean look.

I took a piece of Shimmery White Card Stock to die cut the bird cage die and adhered it onto a piece of Nature's Poem Designer Series Paper with some Demensionals to give a raised look.  Those pretty flowers are stamped using the Bouquet Blooms Stamp Set and then die cut with the Gatefold Blossoms Framelits.  It's so simple and easy!!!

Supply List
Stamps - Botanical Bliss, Bouquet Blooms
Paper - Blackberry Bliss, Old Olive, Shimmery White, Nature's Poem DSP
Ink - Blackberry Bliss, Soft Suede
Tools and Accessories - Nature's Twine, Basic Rhinestones
Big Shot - Botanical Tags Thinlits, Gatefold Blossoms Framelits

Happy Stampin'!!!

Monday, September 3, 2018

Botanical Bliss Best Wishes Card - Card Club Project

Hello Everyone!  Here is a gorgeous card created using the Botanical Bliss Stamp Set and Botanical Tags Thinlits Dies.  It was one of the projects we made in my Card Club workshops earlier and  I admit that I underestimated its popularity:-).   It's so pretty!!!

The Botanical Tags Thinlits Die Set is really unique and versatile!   You can make a pretty tag by starting with a strip of paper when you run the tag die through the Big Shot.  Or you can die cut pretty flowers and leaves and embellish your card with them like I have done here.

I hesitated to use the Mini Sequin Trim for a long time just because I didn't know how easily it can be applied to my project.  How about you?  Here is a quick tip that I would like to share how I adhered the Gold Mini Sequin Trim to make this card:

  1. I ran about 1-1/2" of Snail Adhesive right on the card stock where I know it's going to be covered up with a die-cut.  
  2. I took 2 leaves and adhered them right where I applied Snail Adhesive.  
  3. Starting with one end of the Gold Mini Sequin Trim, I started placing it on the card stock carefully making a shape and secured it right where the Snail Adhesive was applied.  You can reinforce it with some Mini Glue Dots if needed.  
  4. To finish this card, adhere some flower die cuts with Mini Glue Dots and secure the sentiment piece with the Dimensionals.  

What do you think?  Pretty easy, right???

Supply List
Stamps - Botanical Bliss
Paper - Petal Pink, Calypso Coral, Old Olive, Whisper White, Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper
Ink - Calypso Coral, Versa Mark
Tools and Accessories - Gold Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Gold Mini Sequin Trim, Stamparatus
Big Shot - Botanical Tags Thinlits, Stitched Shapes Framelits

Happy Stampin'!!!

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Hand Delivered Happy Birthday Card - Hostess Exclusive

Here is a colorful birthday card I CASED from the Annual Catalog (see page 228) featuring the Hand Delivered Stamp Set.  I added a decorative border using the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch.

The Hand Delivered Stamp Set is one of the hostess exclusive stamp sets offered in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog.  I highly recommend you use the Stamparatus to help you perfectly align stamp images especially with this two-step stamp set.

These balloons are colored using my favorite Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers (Pool Party, Granny Apple Green, Poppy Parade, Pineapple Punch and Ivory).  My card front is embossed with the Polka Dot Basics Embossing Folder.  It was so fun to make this card!!!

Don't Forget!!!  September is a great month to host a Stampin' Up! party to take advantage of the Dashing Along Host Promotion.  Host a qualifying party and earn FREE Designer Series Paper!!!  And make sure to get this Hand Delivered Hostess Exclusive Stamp Set using the Stampin' Rewards. Click HERE to learn more about the Dashing Along Host Promotion.  

Supply List
Stamp Set - Hand Delivered
Ink - Tuxedo Black Memento, Versa Mark
Paper - Granny Apple Green, Pool Party, Whisper White, Basic Black, Gold Glimmer
Tools and Accessories - Decorative Ribbon Border Punch, White Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Stampin' Blends (Pool Party, Granny Apple Green, Poppy Parade, Pineapple Punch, Ivory), 3/8" Pool Party Shimmer Ribbon, Stamparatus
Big Shot - Polka Dot Basics Embossing Folder, Cauldron Framelits Dies (stars, available 9/5/2018)

Happy Stampin'!!!

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Dashing Along Host Promotion

Happy September Everyone!   Hosting a holiday catalog event is always fun - and we have made it even more delightful with our exciting Dashing Along Host Promotion!

For a limited time, get FREE Designer Series Paper when you host a party with $250 in sales.  You will receive this exclusive paper in addition to the fabulous Stampin' Rewards you get when you host a Stampin' Up! party.

Host Promotion Details

  • Promotion Period:  September 1-30, 2018
  • Dashing Along Designer Series Paper is exclusive to the host promotion and will not be available after September 30.
  • In order to qualify, the event merchandise total must reach $250 USD before shipping and tax.  
  • One package of Designer Series Paper may be redeemed per qualifying order, with no limit on how many packages of Designer Series Paper can be earned.
  • Dashing Along Designer Series Paper may not be redeemed using Stampin' Rewards.  Hostesses will receive this FREE gift with a qualifying order in addition to any Stampin' Rewards they may earn.  
  • Dashing Along Designer Series Paper may not be exchanged for other paper.  
Here are some project samples made with the new Dashing Deer Stamp Set and Detailed Deer Thinlits Dies which are featured in the 2018 Holiday Catalog:

Happy Stampin'!!!