Stampin’ Up Lemon Zest Birthday

Today’s card was inspired by this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

I’m taking another short break from autumn and Christmas cards today (don’t worry I’ll be back at it tomorrow 🙂

I’m always in need of birthday cards and I find during this season I’m always short because I’m not making them as often.

My card today starts off with Tempting Turquoise cardstock.  I love this color paired with the Daffodil Delight – so bright and yummy!  I then stamped the lemon image from the Lemon Zest stamp set over the card front in Soft Sky ink.

Next I took a panel of Daffodil Delight cardstock and embossed it using the Seaside embossing folder.  I matted it on Whisper White cardstock and adhered it to the card front.  I took a panel of Tempting Turquoise cardstock, stamped the sentiment from the Lemon Zest stamp set in Versamark ink, sprinkled it with white embossing powder, and heat embossed it.  I matted this on Whisper White cardstock and adhered it to the card front.

Next I used the Lemon Zest stamp set and coordinating punch to create my lemons.  Ironically enough, my Daffodil Delight ink pad is in need of re-inking so it actually gave this nice gradient look to the stamped image which I really liked.

Enjoy!

LOCAL MAKE & TAKE STAMP PARTY

If you are in the Upstate New York area, I would love for you to join me at my next Make & Take Stamp Party!  We’ll be making four cards using the Christmas Happiness Stamp Set.  Check out all the details and parties available to attend on my Facebook page.

CHRISTMAS TAG MAILED STAMP KIT

I am also offering a Christmas Tag Mailed Stamp Kit.

In this kit you will receive:

  • The Merry Little Labels Bundle
  • Mini Ornaments (8 in the box)
  • Green Sprigs (12 in the box)
  • Year of Cheer Embellishments (24 in total)
  • Linen Thread – FREE
  • The makings for 10 original Christmas tags (2 each of 5 designs)
  • PDF file with instructions on how to make the 10 tags and other Christmas cards using this bundle

The cost for the Christmas Tag Mailed Stamp Kit is $60 plus $6.75 for shipping.

If you already own the Merry Little Labels Bundle, you may purchase other Stampin’ Up! product valued at $34.

You have until November 8th to order this kit!  Click here to get yours!

CURRENT HOST CODE: UZDU9VYE

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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Dragonfly Delight & An Ombre Butterfly

Today’s card was inspired by the case the designer challenge this week at Global Design Project.

My card today starts off with Thick Whisper White cardstock.  Using the Dragonfly Detail stamp set, I stamped the dots twice at the top of the card in Versamark ink.  I sprinkled it with silver embossing powder and heat embossed it.  I stamped the sentiment in Dapper Denim ink on the bottom of the card.

I created the layering using the Layering Squares Framelits and Stitched Framelits and Whisper White cardstock, Dapper Denim cardstock, and Silver Foil cardstock.

Next I cut out a butterfly from the Color Theory DSP using the Butterflies thinlits.  I put adhesive behind it and first wound around some Silver Thread.  I put more adhesive on it and wound around some Dapper Denim Baker’s Twine and then wound around some Whisper White ribbon.  I added a few rhinestones on top of the butterfly.

Enjoy!

RETIRED PRODUCT FOR SALE:

In light of the upcoming (and my favorite) Holiday catalog, I need to make room.  I’ve uploaded over 50 Stampin’ Up! items for sale on my Facebook page.  There are stamps, bundles, punches, and much more, all priced reasonably.

For photopolymer stamps, there may be red and black staining, but this does not compromise the stamp in any way. If you do not live in the Albany, NY area, I am willing to mail – shipping would be $6.70 for priority mail. Please mark “Sold” underneath a picture if you wish to purchase it. Feel free to ask questions.

CHRISTMAS IN JULY SIGN ON BONUS!

Ho, ho, ho!  Stampin’ Up!’s Christmas in July promotion makes it easier than ever to sign up to be a demonstrator!  In addition to the already great deal on the Starter Kit where you get $125 in products for only $99, new demonstrators that join in July will receive a FREE Essentials Gift Pack including Paper Snips, SNAIL Adhesive, Grid Paper, two D Blocks (one for you and one for a stamping friend!), and a Bone Folder!

And Stampin’ Up! will also include the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the holiday catalog for FREE!  With so many basic items provided for you, you’ll be able to get your brand, new business off to a fast start—and spend your Starter Kit dollars on things like your favorite stamp sets and accessories!

With the Essentials Gift Pack and the Carols of Christmas Stamp set, that’s an added value of $72 that you’ll get for free with your Starter Kit when you join in July!

Here’s the Carols for Christmas stamp set:

EARN BONUS DAYS IN JULY!

Bonus Days are back! For every $50 USD you spend July 1–31 (before shipping and tax), you’ll get a $5 USD Bonus Days coupon that you can use August 1–31.  Wahoo!!! 

  • There is no limit to the number of coupons you can receive per order or throughout the duration of the promotion.
  • An email address is required to participate; Bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered via email.
  • All order types qualify for this promotion excluding Starter Kits.

CURRENT HOST CODE: HDJA9B27

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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Party On – Birthday Card

The inspiration for my card today came from the Freshly Make Sketches challenge this week.

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For my card I’m using the Balloon Adventures stamp set and colors in the coordinating Designer Series Paper, Party Animal.

I used Pacific Point cardstock as my base and stamped the swirlies in Pacific Point from the Balloon Adventures Stamp Set all over it.

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I cut out a panel of Party Animal DSP and layered it with a slightly smaller Whisper White panel.  On the Whisper White I first stamped the bigger sentiment in Pacific Point.  I next stamped the balloons in Emerald Envy and Crushed Curry (the balloon strings as well) using the masking technique.

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Lastly I stamped the banner and “Party On” in Pacific Point, fussy cut it out, and adhered it using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Enjoy!

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LAST DAY – DOUBLE REWARDS!

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This coming week marks my one year anniversary as a Stampin’ Up! demo.  Yay!!!!  In celebration, I am offering DOUBLE Star Rewards until January 23rd!  For every $25 spent (before tax & shipping) you receive TWO stars towards your FREE $30 order!!!   If you aren’t familiar with my Stars Rewards Program, click here.

SALE-A-BRATION:

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SHOP:  Sale-a-bration makes it a great time to get those goodies on your wish list.  For every $50 (before tax and shipping), you choose a FREE item from the Sale-a-bration catalog.

JOIN:  Now is the perfect time to join as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator.  For just $99 you receive $125 worth of product and free shipping.  During Sale-a-bration, you receive two free stamp sets of your choice- that’s another potentially $100 worth of product – free!  Hop on over here to sign up!  If you missed My Stampin’ Up! Story video the other day you can watch it here.

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HOST:  With Sale-a-bration going on, Stampin’ Up! is offering extra rewards for hosting parties.  For parties $250+, you receive in addition to the regular rewards – an extra $25 worth of free product.

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CURRENT HOST CODE: PEEGA63Z

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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Dragonfly Dreams – Bee-autiful Card

I am having so much fun with my new goodies from the Occasions Catalog and free items with Sale-a-bration.  I hope you’ve got some to play around with too.

Just a reminder that now’s a great time to get those items on your wish list and score some free product at the same time!  Also, if your order is over $100, you’ll definitely want to get the demo starter kit.  Now during Sale-a-bration, you get $125 for only $99 AND 2 free stamp sets of your choice!!  Check out the “Join My Team” tab above for more details!!

Now on to my card….

My card today starts off with the some Basic Black cardstock as my base which I layered with a pattern from the Urban Underground DSP.  Then I layered some Whisper White cardstock over some Daffodil Delight cardstock over that.

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I created my three bumble bees using the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set.  First I stamped the body of the bees in Daffodil Delight and then the full bee image over that in Memento Black ink.

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Lastly, I created my own sentiment using the Labeler Alphabet Stamp Set.

Enjoy!

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My card was inspired by challenges over at Sunday Stamps and The Paper Players this week.

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STITCHED FRAMELITS ONCE AGAIN AVAILABLE:

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Hooray!!!  The Stitched Framelits Dies are once again available to order!  I love-love-love these as they add a nice detail to any sentiment or paper being cut out.  They add such a nice touch!  You can check out some of the cards I’ve created with them:  Here, here, and here.

SALE-A-BRATION:

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SHOP:  Sale-a-bration makes it a great time to get those goodies on your wish list.  For every $50 (before tax and shipping), you choose a FREE item from the Sale-a-bration catalog.

JOIN:  Now is the perfect time to join as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator.  For just $99 you receive $125 worth of product and free shipping.  During Sale-a-bration, you receive two free stamp sets of your choice- that’s another potentially $100 worth of product – free!  Hop on over here to sign up!  If you missed My Stampin’ Up! Story video the other day you can watch it here.

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HOST:  With Sale-a-bration going on, Stampin’ Up! is offering extra rewards for hosting parties.  For parties $250+, you receive in addition to the regular rewards – an extra $25 worth of free product.

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CURRENT HOST CODE: ATDUNARF

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.

STARS REWARDS PROGRAM:

If you aren’t familiar with my Stars Rewards Program, click here.  For every $25 you spend (before shipping and tax), you earn one star.  Once you have 12 stars, you receive $30 worth of free product of your choice.  It’s a great way to earn free product!

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Happy 7th Birthday

Tomorrow is my youngest daughter’s birthday.  She’s turning 7.

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For my kids’ birthdays I have a few traditions.  After they go to bed the night before, I take streamers and balloons and full on decorate their bedroom and our dining and living room.  And I ALWAYS write out their number using streamers.  It’s one of those traditions that I’ve lost track of when it started and yet heaven forbid I should skip a year.

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My other tradition is they get a special birthday card.  I try to coordinate it to their personality or what they’re into.

For my soon to be 7-year-old, cards are especially important.  Whenever she sleeps over at her Nana and Papa’s house, she always packs all of her handmade cards she’s received over the years (from me and from others) and brings them with her.  One time I asked her why and she said, I like to read them.

So, my friend, don’t forget the little ones in your life.  Cards are a big deal for them!

My 7-year-old loves all things pretty and she’s been like this from day one.  She loves fashion and shoes (man, does she love shoes).  And yes, she’s 7!  So I wanted her card to be just that…pretty.

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My card starts off with Blushing Bride cardstock.  I took a pattern from the Falling In Love DSP and layered it over some Very Vanilla cardstock.  I cut out the 7 and “th” using the Number of Years stamp set and coordinating Large Number Framelits.

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I stamped the Happy Birthday in Blushing Bride from the Sunshine Sayings stamp set.  I added a little comma using a Blushing Bride marker.  I used a few Sending Love embellishments next to the number.

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I then made a bow using Blushing Bride 3/8″ satin ribbon.  I wound around some Silver Thread underneath it before adhering it to the card.

Enjoy!

*JUST 1 DAY LEFT* 2017 OCCASIONS CATALOG PRODUCT SHARE:

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There are so many great items in the new 2017 Occasions Catalog – ever have the “I want it all” problem.  To help give you a sampling of all the great new Designer Series Paper, Embellishments, and Ribbon, I’m offering a 2017 Occasions Catalog Product Share.  If you were to buy one of everything, it would cost $198.50.  However, a sampling of each through my product share costs only $32.75 (including shipping).  Click here for a full list of details and included products.

LAST DAY – END CLOSEOUTS!

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Stampin’ Up! has been doing a little year-end cleaning, and they’ve got some great deals to offer you!  Their Year-End Closeouts will include holiday retiring products, clearance rack items, and current high-inventory catalog products.  Be sure to shop early as many of the deals are only available while supplies last!

CURRENT HOST CODE: ZE7MV6D7

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.

STARS REWARDS PROGRAM:

If you aren’t familiar with my Stars Rewards Program, click here.  For every $25 you spend (before shipping and tax), you earn one star.  Once you have 12 stars, you receive $30 worth of free product of your choice.  It’s a great way to earn free product!

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Penned & Painted Birthday Card

We are T-minus 5 days from Christmas.  I hope you’re finding peace and joy in this season!

With so much Christmas card making, my poor Birthday card stack is hurting, so I’m bringing you a simple but cheerful birthday card , one that can easily and quickly be replicated.

My card uses Bermuda Bay as its base on which I layered Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, and more Whisper White.

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On the top Whisper White, I used the Penned & Painted Stamp Set and stamped the bigger flower in Elegant Eggplant, Pear Pizzazz, and Bermuda Bay.

Pause for a second – Since the Holiday Catalog came out, I’ve rarely used stamps from the Annual Catalog, this one included.  It felt so good to use this beautiful flower stamp set again!

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My sentiment comes from the Better Together Stamp Set.  I first stamped (Elegant Eggplant) it right on to the Whisper White, but I really felt the card needed some depth.  I decided to stamp it again, this time fussy cutting it out and adhering it using dimensionals over a Bermuda Bay banner.  Lastly, I added a few enamel dots around the card.

Enjoy!

penned-painted-stampin-up-stamp-it-up-with-jaimieMy card was inspired by challenges over at Hand Stamped Sentiments and CAS(E) this Sketch!

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2017 OCCASIONS CATALOG PRODUCT SHARE:

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There are so many great items in the new 2017 Occasions Catalog – ever have the “I want it all” problem.  To help give you a sampling of all the great new Designer Series Paper, Embellishments, and Ribbon, I’m offering a 2017 Occasions Catalog Product Share.  If you were to buy one of everything, it would cost $198.50.  However, a sampling of each through my product share costs only $32.75 (including shipping).  Click here for a full list of details and included products.

YEAR END CLOSEOUTS!

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Stampin’ Up! has been doing a little year-end cleaning, and they’ve got some great deals to offer you!  Their Year-End Closeouts will include holiday retiring products, clearance rack items, and current high-inventory catalog products.  Be sure to shop early as many of the deals are only available while supplies last!

CURRENT HOST CODE: ZE7MV6D7

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.

STARS REWARDS PROGRAM:

If you aren’t familiar with my Stars Rewards Program, click here.  For every $25 you spend (before shipping and tax), you earn one star.  Once you have 12 stars, you receive $30 worth of free product of your choice.  It’s a great way to earn free product!

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Fall – Everyday Jars

You’ve made it – Happy Friday!  Congrats!  I hope you have a lovely weekend ahead of you.

I wanted today’s card to have the feel of fall, warm and cozy, without necessarily screaming fall, so here we go…

My card uses warm colors, starting with Tangerine Tango, Peekaboo Peach, and a pattern from the Fruit Stand DSP.  (This beautiful Designer Series Paper is part of the October DSP deal, see below.)  To start off, I cut a strip of burlap which I placed toward the bottom of the card and snuck in a piece of a delicate white doily behind it.

jar-of-love-stamp-it-up-with-jaimieNext, I created my little cluster to the right.  I punched a 1.5″ banner in Tangerine Tango using the Triple Banner Punch and layered it with some vellum.

Then I used the stem/flower framelit from the Everyday Jars Framelits for my flowers cut in Watermelon Wonder, Tangerine Tango, Peekaboo Peach, and Daffodil Delight.  I used by bone folder to flatten out the “negative” side because I didn’t want all the flowers facing the same way.

Finally I tied a linen bow around the bundle of flowers.

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Next I heat embossed the Happy Birthday in white embossing powder using the sentiment from the Sunshine Sayings Stamp Set.

Enjoy!

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My card layout was inspired by the challenge over at Stamp Ink Paper.

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WORLD CARDMAKING DAY SALE:

Stampin’ Up! wanted to celebrate World Cardmaking Day which is on October 1st.  In doing so, they’re offering select items at up to 25% off.  Wahoo for a sale!  Here’s a list of included items:

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 DESIGNER SERIES PAPER BUY 3, GET 1 BEGINS OCTOBER 1ST:

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Beginning October 1st through 31st, select Designer Series Paper will be Buy 3, Get 1.  This is a great opportunity to stock up.

CURRENT HOST CODE: 637QFRMC

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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Sweet Cupcake Birthday

I have to say the Sweet Cupcake Bundle is one of the “yummiest” around and very “sweet” to work with.

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My layout inspiration for today’s card comes from this week’s challenge over at Sunday Stamps.

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For the card, I used Smoky Slate as my base color.  I then used the swirly framelit which is included in the Sweet Cupcake Bundle and cut it out in Bermuda Bay, Flirty Flamingo, and Whisper White and adhered them to the Smoky Slate.

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For my tag, I cut out a 2″ strip of Whisper White and cut the end of it with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch.  I then stamped the “Make A” in Bermuda Bay at the top and added the Stitched Smoky Slate Ribbon to the hole in the tag and tied it off with a bow.

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I cut out the banner in Bermuda Bay from the banner included in the bundle.  It’s kind of hard to tell here, but this banner is really neat because it’s 3 dimensional.  The ends folder over.  The “Wish” was cut out in Flirty Flamingo and adhered over the banner.

The top of the cupcake was created using Flirty Flamingo (stamped off once for the lighter shade) and (I believe, forgive me as I made this a few days ago and my memory is the worst) Melon Mambo.  The cupcake holder was created using Bermuda Bay (stamped off once for the lighter shade) and Smoky Slate.  They were cut out using the Bundle’s framelits and adhered at the bottom of the tag.

Enjoy!

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CURRENT HOST CODE:  9U3Z9QBV

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.

STAMPIN’ UP! EXTRA BONUS DAYS:

th_social1_bonusdays_demo_july0716_usStampin’ Up! is offering a special deal: Bonus Days! For every $50 you spend (before tax and S&H) between July 7 and July 31, you’ll get a $5 Bonus Days coupon that you can use between August 2–31, 2016!  This is a great opportunity for you to get items from your wish list, whether you buy them now or with your coupons in August.

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Confetti Celebration Birthday Card

It’s that time of the week for the Mojo Monday challenge.

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I then took two patterns from the Blooms & Bliss DSP and layered them over each other. and put a strip of Island Indigo to cover the seam.  I then heat embossed in white the Hooray sentiment from the Confetti Celebration Stamp Set over Island Indigo.

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I stamped a quick Happy Birthday in Sahara Sand also from the Confetti Celebration Stamp Set just to add a little something-something.

Enjoy!

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CURRENT HOST CODE: 9U3Z9QBV

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.

LOOKING FOR A DEMONSTRATOR?

Did something catch your eye?  I’d love to be your demonstrator and help you with anything you need.  Feel free to drop me an e-mail or check out my store.  Also, be sure to check out my personal rewards program to see how you can earn FREE product!

TWO FREE STAMPS FOR NEW DEMONSTRATORS:

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Whether you’ve been considering joining as a hobby demonstrator or in order to grow a business, this is definitely the month to do it!  If you sign on in June you get TWO free stamp sets!!!  When you join you pay $99 and receive $125 worth of product, your starter kit, and free shipping!

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SNEAK PEEK – New DSP

I am so, so excited to share a look at the new Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper.  The patterns and colors (including the new copper is gorgeous)!

I used this week’s Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge for my layout.

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I started with Night of Navy as my base and then layered one of the new patterns from the Affectionately Yours DSP over some Crumb Cake.  My sentiment comes from the Suite Sayings Stamp Set and is stamped in Night of Navy over Cucumber Crush and layered over Daffodil Delight.

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I created my flowers using the Itty Bitty flower punch.  The leaves come from the new thinlits: Swirly Scribbles.  I used some candy dots in Daffodil Delight and Crumb Cake for the center of my flowers.

Enjoy!

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CURRENT HOST CODE: DTHUW6GT

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 Occasions Catalog or 2015-16 Annual Catalog!