Stampin’ Up! Wonderful Romance Thinking of You Card

Let’s take a moment to talk about how excited I am…
Today I will be traveling with 5 other ladies to Stampin’ Up!’s convention, OnStage, in Atlantic City!!!!

Besides having a blast just being together and stamping together, we’ll get the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog in our hands!!

So be sure to “like” my Facebook Page and especially my Instagram page as I’ll be posting LOTS of pictures!!

So for my card today…
I start off with Fresh Fig cardstock.

I then cut three patterns from the Floral Romance Designer Series Paper and matted them on Whisper White cardstock.

Next I stamped the sentiment from the Wonderful Romance Stamp Set in Versamark ink on Fresh Fig cardstock, sprinkled it with white embossing powder, and heat set it.  I cut it out using the Tailored Tag Punch.

Using the Wonderful Floral Dies, I cut out the leaves from Mossy Meadow and Pear Pizzazz cardstock.  I also wound around some Silver Thread under the sentiment.  I adhered everything down using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Enjoy!


Today’s card was inspired by this week’s Sunday Stamps Sketch Challenge.


STAMPIN’ TRIMMER AND DIE CUTTING CHANGES

As of the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, there are significant changes coming to the Die Cutting and Embossing Product Line.

The Stampin’ Trimmer and all its accessories will also be discontinued.

These are big changes and I’ve broken them all down in a post here for you to read.

The big thing is if you have the Stampin Trimmer to stock up on blades and other accessories!!!


STORAGE BY STAMPIN’ UP! NOW AVAILABLE!!

Stampin’ Up! has just launched their solution for all your organizing needs: Storage by Stampin’ Up!

It provides you with modular storage solutions that let you organize—and customize – space your way!

Five different compartments are available according to your needs.

For more info, you can check out my blog post here.

We got word that inventory is already starting to run low, so if you have your eye on this great storage – don’t wait!!

I got mine the other day and you can see them set up on my Facebook page.  I’m not done yet as I somehow was a Stampin’ Blends Storage short and a lid short, but you’ll get the gist.


Use this host code when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $8.50 in any current catalog.


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Stampin’ Up! Swirly Frames Video Tutorial

Everyone has a style…a way they like to create.

I really enjoy making cards that are on the simple side, yet pretty and eye catching.

Today’s card was inspired by this card I made a few weeks ago…simple, yet there’s something so pretty about White and Navy together.

Today’s card is one I made last week for my Wednesday night Facebook Live Tutorial.  Normally I would be on again tonight; however, my mother, my kids, and I are going to a concert so I won’t be doing a tutorial.  I’ll be back next Wednesday night though!

If you ever miss a video tutorial, you can always check them out on YouTube.

To see how I created today’s card, check out the video below:


STORAGE BY STAMPIN’ UP! COMING APRIL 1ST!

Coming April 1st: Storage by Stampin’ Up!

It provides you with modular storage solutions that let you organize—and customize – space your way!

Five different compartments are available according to your needs.

For more info, you can check out my blog post here.


Use this host code when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $8.50 in any current catalog.


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Stampin’ Up! By The Bay Video Tutorial – Watercolor Pencils

Ever wonder where to begin with Watercolor Pencils or how to use them?!

Last week in my Wednesday night Facebook Live Tutorial I walked you through some tips for using them.

The card used the By The Bay Stamp Set which is free right now and only available during Sale-A-Bration.

Tonight I’ll be making a sleeve card using the envelope punch – so fun!!  Be sure to tune in at 7:30 pm EST.  If you catch the tutorial live and leave some sort of a comment, at the end I’ll draw a name for someone to receive tonight’s card!

If at any time you miss any of my tutorials, you can catch them on my YouTube Channel.

To learn more about how to use Watercolor Pencils and see how I created this card, check out the video below:


SECOND RELEASE SALE-A-BRATION PRODUCT

Stampin’ Up! is offering a second release of new Sale-A-Bration product.

This includes a new stamp set, embossing folder, and stamp set/Designer Series Paper Bundle.  You can start earning them for free February 15th with a qualified order.


Use this host code when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $8.50 in any current catalog.


  • Visit my online store here.
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Star Rewards Program – My online customer thank you program!
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.
  • Want to receive the Starter Kit? Click here for more details!

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Stampin’ Up! Wonderful Romance Video Tutorial

I had a lot of fun making these cards last week for my Wednesday night Facebook Live tutorial.

We all have different styles, as well as different product on hand to use.

So whether you’re just starting out and may not have a lot to pull from or you’ve been crafting for a while and like a “full” card, your cards can be beautiful.

I started off with a simple design – what I call my “bronze” card – and then stepped it up for my “silver” card and then stepped that one up for my “gold” card.

I’ll be back tonight at 7:30 pm EST on my Facebook page.  I had someone request that I do a tutorial on how to use the Watercolor Pencils (I gave a little sneak peek yesterday on my Facebook page) so I’ll be creating a card using Watercolor Pencils and the By the Bay Stamp Set.

I sure hope you’ll join me tonight.  If you watch live, leave some sort of a comment, at the end I draw a name for someone to receive tonight’s card!

If you ever miss a tutorial, you can check them out on my YouTube channel.

For last week’s tutorial on how to make these three cards, check out the video below:


WANT $75 IN FREE PRODUCT & FREE SHIPPING?

Who doesn’t, right??!

The Starter Kit during Sale-A-Bration is Ahhhhhmaazing!!!

For $99, you get $175 worth of product AND free shipping, which is an additional $15+ in savings.

The second Starter Kit option is for $129, you get $175 worth of product, free shipping, AND the Craft & Carry Tote!!!


Use this host code when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $8.50 in any current catalog.


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Stampin’ Up! Wonderful Romance – Thinking Of You

Today’s card features this week’s Hand Stamped Sentiments color challenge.  Be sure to swing by and play along!!  These colors are gorgeous together!!

The new Floral Romance Suite in the Occasions Catalog immediately caught my eye.  Beautiful, soft colors mixed with feminine touches and details.  It was a must have.

The best part – The Wonderful Romance Bundle earns you a free item from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog!!  That’s a win-win!

My card today starts off with Petal Pink cardstock.  I then used the vine die cut from the Wonderful Floral Thinlits to create the gorgeous lattice.

When cutting out the lattice, I put the top of the thinlit at the top of the card fold (this will mean some of the thinlit will “spill over” to the other side of the card).  Just made sure not to wind it all the way through the Big Shot – just until the top of the lattice is cut out.  (Hope that makes sense.)

Next I used Fresh Fig cardstock and cut out the beautiful oval.  I brushed it with the Embossing Buddy, stamped the sentiment in Versamark ink, and sprinkled it with White Embossing Powder.

Underneath the sentiment I added a few Mossy Meadow leaves (which I cut out with the Wonderful Floral Thinlits) and I also wound around some Silver Thread and added some Fresh Fig ribbon.

I took one of the vellum patterns from the Floral Romance Designer Series Paper and fussy cut it out a floral image, adhering it to the right of the sentiment.

I then added a few Frosted Flower Embellishments over that and adhered everything down using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Enjoy!

Check out the video below for a walkthrough how to create this card:


HAVE YOU PLACED YOUR SALE-A-BRATION ORDER YET?

The 2019 Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration Catalog is live and it’s a great time to order the goodies on your wish list while earning free product!


WANT $75 IN FREE PRODUCT & FREE SHIPPING?

Who doesn’t, right??!

The Starter Kit during Sale-A-Bration is Ahhhhhmaazing!!!

For $99, you get $175 worth of product AND free shipping, which is an additional $15+ in savings.

The second Starter Kit option is for $129, you get $175 worth of product, free shipping, AND the Craft & Carry Tote!!!


Use this host code when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $8.50 in any current catalog.


  • Visit my online store here.
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Star Rewards Program – My online customer thank you program!
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.
  • Want to receive the Starter Kit? Click here for more details!

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Stampin’ Up! Colorful Seasons Fall Card

This week’s Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop is a sketch challenge.  Happy hopping!

My card today starts off with Crushed Curry cardstock.

I then took a panel of Whisper White cardstock (to be matted on Merry Merlot cardstock) and used the Colorful Seasons Stamp Set to create my own background.  I stamped the two sizes of leaves in Merry Merlot, Crushed Curry, Mossy Meadow, and Mango Melody ink across it.

Next I cut out a leaf from Gold Foil using the Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies.  I tied a Merry Merlot bow to adhere just over the leaf.

Lastly, I stamped the sentiment from the Another Wonderful Year Stamp Set in Versamark ink on a panel of Mossy Meadow cardstock, sprinkled it with White Embossing Powder and heat set it.  I adhered this down with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Enjoy!


Now click the button below to see what Sue’s created this week.

  1. Amy Koenders
  2. Shelagh Freemantle
  3. Mary Deatherage
  4. Kristi Gray
  5. Jaimie Babarczy <– You Are Here
  6. Sue Prather
  7. Karen Finkle
  8. Julie Johnston

Use this host code when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in any current catalog.


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Stampin’ Up! Rooted in Nature Thinking of You

As you read this I am miles and miles away from my home.

My family and I are traveling to Peru for three weeks and first up is Machu Picchu!  We will be spending four days touring around Cusco and the Incan ruins.

We are really excited.  I hope to be able to share pictures with you along the way.

Today’s card is one that we made at my Annual Catalog launch party back in June.  I took inspiration right from the catalog.  This is a great tip if you’re stuck or wanting to know what to do with a stamp set – Look in the catalog to see how Stampin’ Up! used it.

My card starts off with Rich Razzleberry cardstock.  I then took a pattern from the Nature’s Poem DSP, matted it on Whisper White cardstock, and adhered it down.

This beautiful paper is included in the July Designer Series Paper promotion – Buy 3, Get 1 Free select DSP!

Next I stamped the leaf in Crumb Cake ink and then the sentiment from the Rooted in Nature Stamp Set in Rich Razzleberry ink on Whisper White cardstock and cut it out using the Layering Circles framelits.  Behind the sentiment I snuck in some Burlap ribbon.

I then cut out two leaves, one from Rich Razzleberry cardstock and the other from Blackberry Bliss cardstock using the gorgeous Nature’s Roots Thinlits and then tied a Crumb Cake bow from the Nature’s Twine over them.

Enjoy!


SIGN ON SPECIAL FOR THE MONTH OF JULY!

How does a 20% discount on all Stampin’ Up! product sound?!
Or maybe the opportunity to see the new Holiday Catalog and order from it early?!
Or how about the opportunity to join a team that’s encouraging and supportive?!
Better yet how about the opportunity to fund your hobby when your wish list is a mile long?!

All these things and more are available to you just for joining the Stampin’ Up! family.

July 1-31 Stampin’ Up! is throwing in free ink pads from a color collection of your choice!  That’s a $67 value!!

No pressure to sell – use the discount for your own hobby or gather together with friends and family and sell this great product to help fund your hobby – either way now is THE best time to join!!!

Shoot me an e-mail with all questions or click here now.


BUY 3, GET 1 FREE SELECT DESIGNER SERIES PAPER

Stampin’ Up! brought back one of their best sales of the year – the buy 3, get 1 free of select Designer Series Paper.  This sale will run July 1-31 and will include select Designer Series Paper.  Please see the image above to see all DSP that is included in the sale.  It’s time to stock up!!


Use this host code when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in any current catalog.


  • Visit my online store here.
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Star Rewards Program – My online customer thank you program!
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Stampin’ Up! Lots of Lavender

Are you keeping warm today?

Here in Upstate New York we’re having a high of -1 … you read that right, as in, minus one!
So to my craft room I must go to stay warm 🙂

Today’s card was featured in my Facebook Live Tutorial Wednesday night.  Every Wednesday night at 7:30 pm EST I go live giving a tutorial.  This is a great time to check out new product, new techniques, and to ask questions.  It’s a lot of fun!

Don’t forget Sale-a-bration is in full swing and to celebrate now through January 11th I’m offering DOUBLE Star Rewards!  It gets you that much closer to that free $30 order AND earns you free Sale-a-bration items along the way!

My card today starts off with Soft Sky cardstock.  I then took a panel of Emerald Envy cardstock and matted it on Whisper White cardstock and adhered it to the card front.

Next I used the Layering Squares Framelits to cut out the largest scalloped square from Whisper White cardstock and a slightly smaller square from Berry Burst cardstock.  I embossed the Berry Burst square using the Petal Burst embossing folder.  Next I cut a small strip of Soft Sky cardstock, cut the ends in a banner using the Triple Banner Punch, and adhered it over the card front.

I cut out a Berry Burst scalloped Square and White Shimmery cardstock square using the Layering Squares Framelits.  I stamped the flowers in Versamark in each corner of the White Shimmery cardstock, sprinkled them with white embossing powder, and heat set them with the heat tool.  I then took an Aqua Painter and Emerald Envy and Berry Burst ink pads to color over them.  I stamped the sentiment from the Colorful Seasons stamp set separately on another piece of white Shimmery cardstock and adhered it over the square.

Enjoy!

Today’s card was inspired by challenges this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments and Stamp, Ink, Paper.

SALE-A-BRATION DETAILS

WHAT IS SALE-A-BRATION?

Sale-a-bration is the biggest Stampin’ Up! sale of the year! You can earn free, exclusive products with every qualifying order. You can reap the rewards when you shop, host, or join during Sale-A-Bration!

Sale-A-Bration Dates

  • Sales Period: January 3 – March 31, 2018
  • Watch for more Sale-a-bration exclusive items beginning on February 16!

For every $50 you spend on Stampin’ Up! merchandise (ANY merchandise including Annual Catalog items, Occasions Catalog items, online exclusives and even Clearance Rack merchandise!) during Sale-a-bration, you’ll receive a free Sale-A-Bration product.

Stampin’ Up! also has an exciting new announcement for this year: They have a new reward level, giving you more flexibility and options for you free items!

Let’s break it down:

  • If you spend $50, you get one free level 1 product.
  • If you spend $100, you get one free level 2 product, OR, you can choose two level 1 items.
  • If you spend $150, you will have the option to choose three level 1 items or one level 1 item and one level 2 item.

When you place a qualifying order or host a qualifying party with at least $250 in sales during Sale-A-Bration, you’ll earn $25 in additional Stampin’ Rewards! These rewards can used toward any regular Stampin’ Up! merchandise, the host exclusive stamp sets or can even be applied towards a Starter Kit, allowing you to join and become a demonstrator!

If you join as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator during Sale-a-bration, you get to pick $125 in Stampin’ Up! merchandise in your starter kit for only $99 plus applicable taxes AND you get your choice of TWO additional stamp sets for your kit—any stamp set, any price (*excludes bundles and Sale-A-Bration sets). Plus, the kit ships for free!

CURRENT HOST CODE: 4FVWBPQW

Use this host code when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in the any current catalog. See something you like? Check out my store.

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Stampin’ Up! Colorful Seasons

Today’s card is a quick, but sweet “Thinking of You” card which is really a thank you card.  Customers who placed orders this past week received this card in the mail with a message on a Post-It Note, leaving it blank for them to fill in and re-mail.

I recently bought the Colorful Seasons stamp set when it was on sale earlier this month, but didn’t have the coordinating thinlits….yet 😉

So I had to create a card that showcased the stamp set without the need to cut any leaves out.  Easier said than done and I, once again, have such an appreciation for thinlits/framelits.

My card starts off with Crushed Curry cardstock.  I took a panel of Whisper White cardstock (which will be layered on Pumpkin Pie cardstock) and created my falling leaves using the Colorful Seasons stamp set.  I took the smallest leaf and inked it up with Crushed Curry and then sort of tapped the edges on some Peekaboo Peach ink.

I did the same technique with the bigger leaf on a separate piece of Whisper White cardstock.  I inked up the outline leaf image in Versamark ink, sprinkled it with Gold embossing powder, and heat embossed it.  I cut this one out with the Stitched Shapes Framelits and then matted a Gold Foil Sheet square behind it.

I inked up the sentiment in Versamark ink, sprinkled it with Gold embossing powder, and heat embossed that as well.  I wound around some Gold Thread behind the square and adhered it to the card.

Enjoy!

Here’s the bunch of cards that went out in the mail.  It honestly brings me so much joy!  Remember what I always say – Don’t hoard the cards – mail them!

NOVEMBER MAILED STAMP KIT

I enjoy having stamp parties in my home, but I realize the majority of you don’t live near me.  So I’m going to be offering my Mailed Stamp Kit.

November’s Mailed Stamp Kit features the Merry Café stamp set.  I am offering two kits depending on what you’re looking for.  Be sure to sign up for you kit by October 26th!

Check out all the details here.

NOVEMBER MAKE & TAKE PARTY

If you do live in the Upstate New York area I would love to have you join me for my November Make & Take party!  We will be making four cards using the Christmas Happiness stamp set.  The cards are $12 or free with a $50 Stampin’ Up! purchase.  You can check out this party and all upcoming parties on my Facebook page.

If you aren’t able to join me in person, this class will be my featured Mailed Stamp Kit class available to order in November (more details to come in November).

BUY 3, GET 1 FREE DESIGNER SERIES PAPER

From October 1st to 31st, Stampin’ Up! is offering a Buy 3, Get 1 Free sale on 13 different Designer Series Papers, including new ones from the Holiday Catalog.  Click here to open the flyer and see a detailed list of all paper included in this sale.

CURRENT HOST CODE: EHJ9UGVG

Use this host code when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in the any current catalog. See something you like? Check out my store.

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Stampin’ Up! Thinking of You – Pick a Pumpkin

Today’s card is the second card (this is the first) we made at my Holiday Catalog party.  If you live in the Upstate New York area, I’d love to have you join me for any of my parties.  Check out my Facebook page to see a list of all my upcoming parties.

My card today starts with Pumpkin Pie cardstock.  I then took a pattern from the Painted Autumn DSP and mounted it on Whisper White cardstock and adhered it to the card.

I took a panel of Whisper White cardstock and on it stamped the sentiment from the Count My Blessings stamp set in Tangerine Tango ink.  I mounted it on Tangerine Tango cardstock and adhered it to the card.

I stamped the pumpkins from the Pick A Pumpkin stamp set in Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango, Peekaboo Peach, and Crushed Curry inks.  I cut them out, as well as the die cut pumpkin (Gold foil sheet) using the Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits.

Enjoy!

FACEBOOK LIVE TODAY AT 1:00 EST

Today I will be going live on Facebook at 1:00 pm EST featuring yesterday’s card.  Come check it out!  If you miss the live video, I’ll keep it posted on my Facebook page.

AUTUMN HOME DECOR

I created this cute tag for a pumpkin (or other décor) for my Holiday Catalog party as a door prize.  I got so many ooohs and aaahs that I decided to sell them.  Check out this post for more details on how to grab yours!

CURRENT HOST CODE: 73SRGG2C

Use this host code when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog. See something you like? Check out my store.

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