Stampin’ Up! Watts of Occasions Merry & Bright

So excited for tonight, I’ll be going live at 7:30 EST on Facebook giving a tutorial on Monday’s card which uses a coloring technique.  Swing by and check it out.

If you watch live and leave me a comment, I’ll send you a blank homemade card!!

For my card today, I’m using the Watts of Occasions Stamp Set.  I’m a sucker for punny sentiments and I love this set for that exact reason.

My card starts off with Old Olive cardstock.  I cut a pattern from the Merry Little Christmas DSP to cover the entire card front.  I then cut a smaller panel of Vellum to put over that.

Next I cut a panel of Basic Black cardstock the width of the card and stamped the sentiment from the Watts of Occasions stamp set in Versamark ink.  I sprinkled it with White Embossing Powder and heat embossed it.  I put an Old Olive enamel star and shape next to it.

I stamped the light bulb in Memento Black Ink on Whisper White cardstock and colored it in using the Old Olive Stampin Blends markers.  I fussy cut it out and adhered to the card.  Next I cut out the light bulb rays using the Pocket Framelits and Old Olive cardstock.

Enjoy!

CHRISTMAS GIFT CARDS:

I’m sure you have been awfully good this year.

Do you have Stampin’ Up! goodies on your Christmas wish list?
Are you afraid loved one won’t be the exact items you would like?

I offer gift cards!!!  Give your loved ones my e-mail address (stampinjaimie@gmail.com) and I’ll take over from there.

STAMPARATUS RESERVATION CHANGES:

As was previously announced, the second reservation window will remain open from December 5–30; however, during this reservation period Stampin Up will take as many orders as they receive (yay!) and not close the window until December 30.

Please note the following changes:

  • Beginning March 19, we will ship Stamparatuses in the order the reservations were received (first in, first out) and continue through the next few months and beyond as product arrives in our warehouse. Because shipment dates are based on manufacturing lead times, not all of the reservations made during the December 5–30 window will ship on March 19 (as was previously announced).
  • In order to accommodate demand, limits have changed as follows: one reservation per customer and one per demonstrator.
  • Because we are not limiting the maximum number of reservations for the second window, we will not offer a third window. This is the last chance for you and your customers to reserve a Stamparatus before it becomes available in the 2018-2019 annual catalog.

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Stampin’ Up! Brightly Lit Christmas

I’m using the Brightly Lit Christmas Bundle for today’s card.

It’s currently in the Year End Sale running now through January 2nd.  This promotion features current product on sale and retired product from the Holiday catalog.  Product is available while supplies last, so don’t wait!

My card starts off with a card base of Dapper Denim cardstock.  I then took a panel of Whisper White cardstock and used the brayer to create my background using Dapper Denim ink.  I rolled the brayer on the Dapper Denim ink pad (to pick up ink) and then starting from the one end rolled along the Whisper White from one end to the other.

The key is to only go in one direction, don’t go back and forth.  I repeated this over and over (a lot) until I get the darkness I was looking for.

I matted this on another panel of Whisper White cardstock and adhered it to the card front.

I used the Christmas Lamppost Thinlits Dies to cut out my lamppost from Basic Black cardstock and the lights from Daffodil Delight cardstock.  I also cut out a banner (to go behind the sentiment) from Dapper Denim cardstock.

I stamped the sentiment from the Flourishing Phrases stamp set in Dapper Denim ink on a small panel of Whisper White and adhered it over the banner.  I cut out the snowflakes from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies from Whisper White cardstock and adhered them around the card.

Enjoy!

STAMPARATUS RESERVATION OPEN TODAY!

As was previously announced, the second reservation window will remain open from December 5–30; however, during this reservation period Stampin Up will take as many orders as they receive (yay!) and not close the window until December 30.

Please note the following changes:

  • Beginning March 19, we will ship Stamparatuses in the order the reservations were received (first in, first out) and continue through the next few months and beyond as product arrives in our warehouse. Because shipment dates are based on manufacturing lead times, not all of the reservations made during the December 5–30 window will ship on March 19 (as was previously announced).
  • In order to accommodate demand, limits have changed as follows: one reservation per customer and one per demonstrator.
  • Because we are not limiting the maximum number of reservations for the second window, we will not offer a third window. This is the last chance for you and your customers to reserve a Stamparatus before it becomes available in the 2018-2019 annual catalog.

2018 OCCASIONS AND SALE-A-BRATION CATALOGS

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Stampin’ Up! Country Christmas Card

My card today was inspired by this week’s Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge.  All the images looked sort of “country” so that’s what I was aiming for.

Today’s card is a preview of my Make & Take stamp class this coming week.  We’ll be making four cards (different than this one) using the Smitten Mittens Bundle.  If you live in the Upstate New York area and would like to attend, I would love to have you!!!  Head over to my Facebook page to see all my current parties

 

 

My card starts off with Cherry Cobbler cardstock.  Next I took a pattern from the Wood Textures DSP and used a sponge and Crumb Cake ink to color the edge of the paper.  Then I took a 1″ banner of Cherry Cobbler cardstock and colored the edge with a sponge and Cherry Cobbler ink.

Then I made the mittens using the Smitten Mittens Bundle.  The back of the mittens was cut from Very Vanilla cardstock and the top from Crumb Cake cardstock.  I adhered them together and then used a sponge and Crumb Cake ink to color the edges of the mittens.  I adhered them to the bottom of the card and added a Cherry Cobbler ribbon bow.

Lastly I stamped the sentiment from the Watercolor Christmas stamp set in Cherry Cobbler ink on Very Vanilla cardstock.  I cut it out using the Stitched Shapes Framelits and adhered it using Stampin Dimensionals.

Enjoy!

CHRISTMAS GIFT CARDS:

I’m sure you have been awfully good this year.

Do you have Stampin’ Up! goodies on your Christmas wish list?
Are you afraid loved one won’t be the exact items you would like?

I offer gift cards!!!  Give your loved ones my e-mail address (stampinjaimie@gmail.com) and I’ll take over from there.

STAMPARATUS RESERVATION CHANGES:

As was previously announced, the second reservation window will remain open from December 5–30; however, during this reservation period Stampin Up will take as many orders as they receive (yay!) and not close the window until December 30.

Please note the following changes:

  • Beginning March 19, we will ship Stamparatuses in the order the reservations were received (first in, first out) and continue through the next few months and beyond as product arrives in our warehouse. Because shipment dates are based on manufacturing lead times, not all of the reservations made during the December 5–30 window will ship on March 19 (as was previously announced).
  • In order to accommodate demand, limits have changed as follows: one reservation per customer and one per demonstrator.
  • Because we are not limiting the maximum number of reservations for the second window, we will not offer a third window. This is the last chance for you and your customers to reserve a Stamparatus before it becomes available in the 2018-2019 annual catalog.

2018 OCCASIONS AND SALE-A-BRATION CATALOGS

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Stampin’ Up! Merry Cafe

Today’s card is inspired by this week’s Fab Friday challenge.

 

Here’s the card!

It uses the Merry Cafe stamp set and features the Quilted Christmas DSP.

Enjoy!

OCCASIONS AND SALE-A-BRATION CATALOGS

I am ordering Occasions and Sale-a-bration Catalogs December 1st.  If you would like to receive one, I’d be happy to pop one in the mail for you!  Just fill out the quick form below.

CURRENT HOST CODE: XCEB7YRA

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! Snowflake Sentiments Part 2

Today is Part 2 of featuring the Snowflake Sentiments Bundle.

I am in love with all the shiny paper, delicate details, and the great sentiments.  To see Part 1 from yesterday, go here.

Here’s a picture of all four cards together.

Today’s first card starts off with Thick Whisper White cardstock.  I took a panel of Gold Foil Sheet and I wiped it with the Embossing Buddy.  This is key, especially when using darker cardstock to avoid get speckles everywhere.  I then stamped the sentiment from the Snowflake Sentiments stamp set in Versamark ink, sprinkled it with White Embossing Powder, and heat embossed it.

I cut out the snowflake detail from Champagne Foil Sheet using the Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits.  I cut out the part underneath the snowflakes from Whisper White cardstock.  I adhered this over the Gold and added a few Gold Enamel Dots.

My second card today starts off with Thick Whisper White cardstock.  I wiped the front with the Embossing Buddy. I stamped the snowflake image all across it in Versamark ink, sprinkled it with Gold Embossing Powder, and heat embossed it.

I cut out the circle from the Year of Cheer DSP using the Stitched Framelits and then the scalloped Gold circle behind it using the Layering Circles Framelits.

I stamped the sentiment on a panel of Whisper White cardstock in Versamark ink, sprinkled it with gold embossing powder, and heat embossed it.  I added half a gold doily underneath it and adhered it using Stampin Dimensionals.  I added a few Gold Enamel Shapes to the left.

Enjoy!

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I’m switching it up a bit this week and trying a new time/date for my Facebook live videos.  I’ll be going live Wednesday at 7:30 EST.  Head over here to check out a free tutorial on a great card!

OCCASIONS AND SALE-A-BRATION CATALOGS

I am ordering Occasions and Sale-a-bration Catalogs December 1st.  If you would like to receive one, I’d be happy to pop one in the mail for you!  Just fill out the quick form below.

CURRENT HOST CODE: XCEB7YRA

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! Snowflake Sentiments

There are so many great and exciting news I have for you today!

Firstly, Stampin’ Up! is offering FREE Shipping TODAY…yes…TODAY!!

And to sweeten the deal, I’m offering a FREE package of envelopes with any purchase $25 or more!  Head over to my store to take advantage of these great deals!

Secondly, I’m switching it up a bit this week and trying a new time/date for my Facebook live videos.  I’ll be going live Wednesday at 7:30 EST.  Head over here to check out a free tutorial on a great card!

Thirdly, I am ordering Occasions and Sale-a-bration Catalogs December 1st.  If you would like to receive one, I’d be happy to pop one in the mail for you!  Just fill out the quick form below.

Fourthly, and let’s face it, the real reason why you’re here, today’s card.

Today’s card is a Part 1 of 2 showcasing the beautiful Snowflake Sentiments Bundle.  This is a new set to me and I was so inspired by it!!

Here are today’s two cards that are being featured.  Come back tomorrow to see the other two cards.

All four cards feature the Snowflake Sentiments Bundle, Year of Cheer Designer Series Paper, Silver and Gold embossing powder, and Silver, Gold, and Champagne Foil Sheets.

The first card starts off with Thick Whisper White cardstock.  I first cut out the snowflake detail using Whisper White cardstock and then cut out the beautiful champagne foil sheet behind it using the die cuts from the Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits.  I love how these two images layer on one another.

I stamped the sentiment from the Snowflake Sentiments stamp set in Versamark ink on Whisper White cardstock after rubbing it with the Embossing Buddy.  I have found that the Embossing Buddy is an absolute must when using these darker powders.  I sprinkled the sentiment with Gold Embossing Powder and heat embossed it.

I added a snowflake and little swirls which were cut out from Gold and Champagne Foil Sheet.  Finally I added a few Gold Enamel Circles to the card.

For the second card, I again started out with Thick Whisper White cardstock.  This time I adhered over it a pattern from the Year of Cheer DSP.  I then stamped the sentiment in Versamark ink on a panel of Whisper White cardstock, after wiping it with the Embossing Buddy, and then sprinkled it with Silver Embossing Powder heat embossed it.  I matted this panel over Silver Foil cardstock and adhered it to the card front.

I cut out the long line of snowflakes from Silver Foil Sheet and then snipped off two of them.  I adhered them and two silver swirlies around the snetiment.  I added two Silver Enamel Dots to the center of the snowflakes and added some rhinestones around the sentiment.

Enjoy and be sure to come back tomorrow to check out what else I created using these amazing products!

FREE SHIPPING TODAY ONLY AND FREE ENVELOPES!

For 24 hours on November 27th, Stampin’ Up! is offering free shipping on any and all orders!!

To sweeten the deal even more, on any order over $25 (before tax and shipping), I’m giving away a FREE package of envelopes!!  Each package contains 40 envelopes!

Use host code: XCEB7YRA at checkout and then shoot me an e-mail (stampinjaimie@gmail.com) letting me know whether you’d like Whisper White or Very Vanilla envelopes.  If I don’t hear from you, I’ll assume you want Whisper White.

CURRENT HOST CODE: XCEB7YRA

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! Seasonal Bells Christmas

Has anyone had snow yet?!

I live in Upstate New York, but we haven’t had any snow yet.  I know some people hate snow, but if I’m going to have the cold, it might as well look pretty.

So for now, no snow in sight.  Hopefully soon!

My card today starts off with Pool Party cardstock.  I then took a pattern from the Christmas Around the World DSP and matted it on Silver Foil cardstock and adhered it to the card front.

I used the Layering Squares framelits and cut out three Pool Party squares and three Silver Foil scalloped squares for which to show off my snowflakes.  I cut the snowflakes out of Whisper White cardstock using the Seasonal Layers thinlits and adhered them using liquid glue.

For the sentiment, I used the Seasonal Bells stamp set and Pool Party ink.  I fussy cut it out and adhered it using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Enjoy and here’s to some snow real soon!

My card today was inspired by this week’s Sunday Stamps sketch challenge.

FREE SHIPPING TOMORROW AND FREE ENVELOPES!

For 24 hours on November 27th, Stampin’ Up! is offering free shipping on any and all orders!!

To sweeten the deal even more, on any order over $25 (before tax and shipping), I’m giving away a FREE package of envelopes!!  Each package contains 40 envelopes!

Use host code: XCEB7YRA at checkout and then shoot me an e-mail (stampinjaimie@gmail.com) letting me know whether you’d like Whisper White or Very Vanilla envelopes.  If I don’t hear from you, I’ll assume you want Whisper White.

CURRENT HOST CODE: XCEB7YRA

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! Thank You

Before we head into today’s blog hop, I just want to say a very Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!

I am one blessed lady and feeling abundantly grateful today and always!

I hope you have a wonderful day today with your loved ones.

I’ll be hosting at my house which I love.  There’s just something about that beautiful smell of turkey in the oven, the sound of the football game in the background (go Cowboys!), and lots of laughs with good friends and beloved family.

I hope you too have a great day!!!

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

My card today starts with Very Vanilla cardstock.  I then layered it with a pattern from the Painted Autumn DSP.

Next I took a panel of Very Vanilla cardstock and used the Thankful Thoughts Stamp Set to stamp the various sentiments across the front of it in Garden Green, Lemon Lime Twist, and Early Espresso ink.

I matted the Very Vanilla cardstock on Garden Green cardstock and finally added a Linen Thread bow at the top of it.

Enjoy!

Now click the button below to see what Amy created this week!

  1. Amy Koenders
  2. Shelagh Freemantle
  3. Mary Deatherage
  4. Jari Francis
  5. Kristi Gray
  6. Jaimie Babarczy <– You Are Here

EXTRAVAGANZA SALE!

Who doesn’t love a sale this time of year!!

Stampin’ Up! announced that they’re offering their Extravaganza Sale again this year!

The exclusive sale running from November 20-26 includes select product up to 40% off!  Click the image below to open the PDF file.

CURRENT HOST CODE: XCEB7YRA

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! Watercolor Christmas

On December 2nd, I’ll be hosting an Open House from 1:00 to 3:30.  I will have all my stamps and die cuts out for you to use for your projects.

You bring any necessary paper and adhesive.

If you wish to create pre-designed cards, I will have available the Watercolor Christmas stamp set and any necessary inks to put together the Watercolor Christmas card kit.

The kit makes 20 cards and includes any necessary embellishments and envelopes.  To purchase your kit, click here.

My card today uses the Watercolor Christmas Stamp Set.

I start out with Emerald Envy cardstock and layered over it a panel of Shimmery Whisper White cardstock.  At the bottom I stamped the sentiment from the At Home With You stamp set in Real Red ink.

I stamped the three Christmas tree images from the Watercolor Christmas stamp set in Archival Black ink on Shimmery Whisper White cardstock.  I then colored them in using an Aqua Painter and Emerald Envy, Real Red, and Flirty Flamingo ink.

I used the Layering Squares Framelits to cut each tree out and then matted them on a Basic Black scalloped square and then on the coordinating cardstock color square.  I added a Flirty Flamingo Baker’s Twine bow at the bottom.

Enjoy!

Today’s card was inspired by this week’s Global Design Project challenge.

EXTRAVAGANZA SALE AND DOUBLE REWARDS!

Who doesn’t love a sale this time of year!!

Stampin’ Up! announced that they’re offering their Extravaganza Sale again this year!

The exclusive sale running from November 20-26 includes select product up to 40% off!  Click the image below to open the PDF file.

To sweeten the sale a bit more, I’m offering DOUBLE STAR REWARDS from November 20-26!  Earn TWO STARS for every $25 order (before shipping and tax).  This gets you that much closer to that free $30 order.

If you haven’t done so yet, click here to print your Star Reward sheet and see all the details!

CURRENT HOST CODE: XCEB7YRA

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! Quilted Christmas Card

Happy Wednesday!!  Can you believe we’re almost a week away from Thanksgiving?!

I love it…it’s my favorite holiday.  With it comes a lot of sales and special promotions that Stampin’ Up! is offering, as well as deals I personally am offering.

Have you signed up for my newsletter?  My newsletter goes out every Tuesday evening and fills you in on all the newest information and promotions that Stampin’ Up! has.  I also let you know of any classes I’m running, as well as any special deals I have going on.

My customers got some BIG news yesterday!  I’ll be posting it here on my blog later this week.   To sign up for my newsletter, click on the button below.

My card today is a clean, simple Christmas card.  I start off with Garden Green cardstock.  I then took a smaller panel of Lemon Lime Twist cardstock to adhere over that.  I took a smaller panel of a pattern from the Quilted Christmas DSP and layered it on the bottom part of the Lemon Lime cardstock.

Next I took the pattern from the Quilted Christmas that had all the triangle patterns and fussy cut out five of them.  I then cut 1/8″ small strips of Lemon Lime Twist cardstock to make “tree trunks” for the triangles.  I adhered them around the top part of the card.

I then tied around a Linen Thread bow.  I stamped the sentiment from the Merry Care stamp set in Garden Green ink on a Soft Sky banner.

Enjoy!

My card today was inspired by this week’s Hand Stamped Sentiments.

LAST DAY FOR STAMPIN’ BLENDS SPECIAL OFFER!

Christmas really does come in November! The alcohol-based Stampin’ Blends are now available to order.  They come in 12 colors (each color in two shades), as well as an Ivory, Bronze, and Color Lifter!

Now through November 15th – buy any 6 combo packs of markers and receive a FREE Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad.  Purchase all 12 combo packs of markers and receive a FREE Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad AND pack of Whisper White cardstock!

PRESENTING THE NEW STAMPARATUS

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–$49.00!!

So How Do You Get One??

With the launch of this tool, Stampin’ Up! is trying something different: testing a new reservation system. It acts like a true preorder: you reserve your spot and they guarantee shipment as soon as the product arrives in their warehouse. This system will allow Stampin’ Up! to get the product to market as soon as possible while avoiding backorders and efficiently managing inventory.

RESERVATION WINDOWS AVAILABLE TO SHIP
November 16–30, 2017 Approx. February 1, 2018
December 5–30, 2017 Approx. March 19, 2018
January 15–30, 2018 Approx. April 15, 2018

STAMPARATUS ORDER SPECIAL THROUGH ME…

When you order your Stamparatus through me during the November 16-30 reservation period, I’ll throw in an INK PAD of your choice for FREE!!

CURRENT HOST CODE: XCEB7YRA

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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